SMG4: Into the Dark Web is the twenty-first episode of Season 11 and the six hundred and twenty-seventh overall to be uploaded by SMG4.
It is also the first offically announced episode and the fourth episode of the Genesis Arc. It was aired on June 19, 2021.
Mario, SMG4 and friends go to the dark web to retrieve SMG4's USB.
SMG4 chronicled the events of his origins and his meetup with Zero, and he wanted to find SMG1 and SMG2's Guardian Pod. He recruited Mario, Bob, Axol and Melony, although Axol had to keep her company due to her being easily traumatized. They ventured to Dark Web City to find SMG4's pod, in which they stole a VPN to surf the Dark Web via the Cyber Tunnel. Along the way, onion dumps hijacked the VPN to stop them, in which the boys had to protect Melony, who were safeguarding them by hacking.
At one point, Bob was enticed by Butter Birdo, causing him to abandon ship, leaving an onion dump to scare Melony. As the rest got rid of them, Axol managed to bring back Melony, and she managed to finish the hack, arriving at a ruined bridge where the pod is. They entered with SMG4 as the passcode, and discovered a library. After some searching, an Internet Explorer slowpoke pointed the way into his origins, which was a central command. With Mario's inclever button mashing, SMG4's memories unfolded.
Young Luke downloaded something into a USB from his laptop, and inserted it into a USB port, where USBs that looked like SMG4 and SMG3's Guardian Pods are already inserted. The port lead the data, transformed into Guardian Pods, entered the SMG4's Universe, where it contained SMG4 and SMG3 in their respective pods while SMG1, SMG2 and SMG0's severed arm were in SMG1's Guardian Pod, fighting each other. At one point, SMG3's pod was diverted to the Internet Graveyard where it was supposed to land, but infighting within the black pod caused Zero to shoot out its orbs of energy, later arriving in the Internet Graveyard where it came into contact with SMG3's pod, teleporting him back into the overworld. SMG4 landed exactly where he was supposed to be, and SMG1's Guardian Pod crash landed in the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Finally learning of his origins and where SMG1's Guardian Pod was, they celebrated, until they realized they missed someone. Bob has wandered to the cathedral, where he found what he though was SMG4's pod, when it was really SMG3's pod. As he walked away to watch Butter Birdo's stream, unaware that the antivirus subscription in the pod has expired, the eye of Zero emerged, following Bob behind.
- SMG1 and SMG2
- Pyramid Head
- The Bullies (Little Nightmares II)
- Mr. Krabs
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Admiral Trench
- Angry Video Game Nerd
- Tricky the Clown
- Luke Lerdwichagul
- Peach Toadstool
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- 0:00 - Let's Try -- Super Mario RPG
- 0:21 - Wii Shop Channel
- 1:07 - The Legendary Hero -- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
- 8:07 - 3DS -- StreetPass Mii Plaza 1
- 8:15 - Super Mario World Ending Theme
- 10:32 - Battle -- Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga
- 10:43 - Grumble Volcano -- Mario Kart Wii
- 11:57 - Menu (Full) -- Undertale
- This is the first appearance of:
- Bob Bobowski since SMG4 Movie: 10 Year Anniversary Special.
- Tails Doll since SM64 Halloween 2016 - SPAGHETTI.EXE.
- Wario Head since SMG4: War Of The Fat Italians 2020.
- Tinky Winky since SMG4 2020 COLLAB SPECIAL.
- SpongeBob SquarePants since SMG4: Stupid Bowser's Fury.
- Slowpoke since SMG4: Lord Of The Memes.
- Axol and Melony getting Chonku No Jiutsu-ed might be a hint of them being in the SMG4 Shop (the set) , as part of the Lil' Chonks set. And also hinting that the Lil'Chonks set are going to appear as GMOD models soon.
- For awhile it was believed that the poorly made drawings seen during the opening of this episode that recap the events of SMG4: SMG4's Origins, SMG4: SMG4 Goes Insane, SMG4 Movie: 10 Year Anniversary Special was Luke Lerdwichagul, however it was officially that it was Aaron Rogers that drew them.
- The Matrix Reloaded: This blooper is an obvious parody to this film directed by The Wachowskis and starring Keanu Reeves.
- Dark Web City is a reference to Zion.
- Demon Slayer: Axol carrying Melony is her Lil'Chonk form using a trashcan might be referecing the protagonist Tanjiro carrying his sister Nezuko through a wooden casket in his travels.
- Sonic Shorts: The infamous shirtless Eggman dance clip (dubbed "Watch it Nerds!" by fans) from the Sonic The Hedgehog parody shorts makes a brief cameo appearance, trying to shock Melony, only to be saved by Axol by covering her eyes while SMG4 and Mario, not so lucky and Bob is aroused by it.
- Doctor Who: SMG4's USB port is a reference to the TARDIS: a small object on the outside, but an entire room on the inside. Also, the room where the gang goes into is literally the TARDIS from the original Doctor Who.
- Naruto: The scenes where Axol does hand signs and makes a jutsu is a reference to Naruto, where a shinobi would do hand signs and make a jutsu.