SMG4 Movie: Meggy's Destiny is the seventh episode of Season 10 and the five hundredth and sixtieth overall to be uploaded by SMG4.
Also known as Meggy's Destiny: An SMG4 Movie or simply Meggy's Destiny, it is a 2020 Australian computer-animated fantasy-comedy sports film directed by Luke Lerdwichagul and produced by Kevin Lerdwichagul and the very first film in both the SMG4 series and Glitch Productions's history. It was aired on February 29, 2020.
The movie focuses on the character Meggy Spletzer, first introduced in Season 7, along with Mario and the rest of the gang, competing in the final Splatfest to win for their late friend Desti as Meggy promised.
It was announced on February 13, 2020, with the video Meggy's Destiny - ANNOUNCEMENT TRAILER. Prior to the release of the film, the banner on SMG4's channel and Twitter was changed to promote the film. It premiered on YouTube on February 29, 2020 before the film went on air.
The movie starts off with Meggy trying to sleep, and explaining in her mind of what she had gone through and also how she ended up with Mario and the gang in the first place.
She first had a flashback in 2017, where everything was simple for her as an Inkling, where she had made a lot of Inkling friends and of course, trained with them. It was only that during training at Snapper Canal that she was accidentally caught in a paint can by unaware Piantas who were transporting paint to the Mushroom Kingdom, who placed her paint can in the basement of Peach's Castle. She would only be freed by a certain red man when he was finding paint for his castle renovation. After being freed, she became very thankful for the man and for the many adventures she had with him and his many friends, only to have a brief nightmarish flashback from last year, which included seeing her friend getting killed at the hands of a certain chameleon and also seeing herself being transformed into a human. After waking up from that, she implied that life was now rough as she is no longer an Inkling.
It is Day 1 of the Final Splatfest. In the Splatstacle Course, teams must brave through a huge obstacle course, and have 20 minutes to complete it. Teams must rely on their agility and skills to overcome the obstacles.
The Splat Squad were introduced to the leader of Team Killer Ink, who taunts them as "Humans", commenting that Splatfest will "let anybody into Splatfest these days". Meggy restrains herself from fighting them, as it was explicitly stated that fighting during Day 1 is not allowed, but Mario flips them off anyway. The round consists of an obstacle course that the team has to overcome. The first obstacle is a downward slide on thin poles, but we see a few Inklings fall into a deep hole and blowing up, therefore eliminating them. The second obstacle is a road packed with hidden buzz-saws. Even though Mario gets decapitated, he and the others make it through. The third obstacle is using Zapfish plushies as basketballs to try and shoot hoops. The fourth obstacle is just some normal water sprinklers. We see Inklings on the ground in pain while the team moves forward without much difficulty, with Mario calling the Inklings "babies". The fifth obstacle is a building with platforms that occasionally fold down, eliminating an Inkling by falling into lava. Mario and Luigi easily make it through because of their origins. However, Meggy also fails to get to the top of the supposed building but instead of frying to death (and elimination) she just flies up due to being burned on the back. Marie and Callie are surprised while Mario is proud, much to Luigi's confusion. The last obstacle is a jump on some pads over a deep square hole onto the finish line. Mario, Luigi, and Tari make it over just fine due to the Ink Bois. Meggy does not have a way to get over because she refused to accept help from the Ink Boi. Team Killer Ink Leader pushes Meggy into the pit. As she falls, we see the Team jumping over as squids. Meggy manages to propel herself into the air with Ink Bombs only to fall short and crash into the wall of the pit. The team manages to pull Meggy up as the timer runs out. Team Killer Ink again taunts them for barely managing the obstacle course. Meggy loses her temper and attacks the Leader, with Mario joining the attack by attacking the member in the camouflage hoodie. Marie and Callie notice the fighting, and tell them to break it up, or they would be disqualified. Meggy and Mario walk off.
Between Day 1 End and Day 2 Start
Meggy is seen walking out of the arena alone, imitating Team Killer Ink saying how they were so arrogant. She sees an ice cream truck and tries to order one scoop of scallop ice cream. The server, Crusty Sean, refuses due to health and safety regulations... and because she's a human. Meggy is then seen walking off in fumes. Meggy is then seen in a compilation of being refused by restaurants seeing the sign no humans. A squid slide and some games are also seen as no humans. We then see Meggy and the background of different signs showing no humans getting quicker and quicker. Then background fades to black and we hear a familiar voice. It´s the previous model of Meggy. Present Meggy is surprised by Past Meggy. Past Meggy asks what wrong, the background turns into Meggy's minds-cape, and Past Meggy comments that Present Meggy looks like she´s seen a ghost.
Past Meggy explains that can Present Meggy finally win Splatfest for Desti as a human? Present Meggy answers, of course, she will. Past Meggy wasn't sure about that reply, knowing that Past Meggy can get over that obstacle with no trouble at all, unlike Present Meggy who still made it over with the help of her friends. Past Meggy wants Present Meggy to admit that she needs to use the Ink Boi. Present Meggy still refused to use the invention, still confident she capable to win Splatfest with no support. Past Meggy then leaves the mindscape, telling Present Meggy if she doesn't care about winning just as much using E.Gadd's invention.
It is Day 2 of the Final Splatfest. Meggy is heading for the Second Round of the competition. After motivation of her past self in her dream last night. She decides on throw E.Gadd's invention away in the garbage before entering the arena. Axol sees Meggy in the distance, feeling worried about her. It is now the second match of Round 2 of the final Splatfest. Where the Splat Squad and three other teams were about to compete. Earlier today, Team Killer Ink have already won the first match and moved to the finals, leaving the runner ups, Team Splat Squad and 3 others for the last spot before the final showdown. Marie and Callie describe the second and final match of the competition as Tower Defense.
What will be happening is that an infinite amount of monsters will spawn onto the arena and each teams' job is to splat them with ink. Each monster splatted is worth 1 point. However, if any team member gets splatted by another team , their team will be deducted 10 points. Battle commences and waves of Squidwards come to shore. The team does well for a minute or two then gets kills stolen by enemy teams. Meggy, annoyed by their presence, shoots at an enemy team member, only for her (the enemy) to turn into a squid and slide away. Tari comments that the team will never win if they don't also start stealing kills. Meggy agrees and tells the team to split up. Cut to scenes of Mario, Luigi, Tari, and Meggy trying their best to overcome the point deficit from other teams. We see Meggy get cornered by 2 enemy team members. Meggy, being cautious, tries to keep both in her sight, only ending up failing to dodge another enemy team member´s shot, resulting in the Splat Squad get losing 10 points, and eventually falling to second place, being beaten by the Ink Brigade. Meggy, shaken over her loss, falls to her knees, crying, feeling as if she had let Desti down. When Mario tries to console her, she angrily states that it was her fault, and laments about how, if she had used the Ink Boi, she would've been able to actually help. As Luigi tries to help, Meggy, crying, runs off. Before the rest of the Splat Squad leave, however, Mario states that he smells something fishy.
After the End of Round 2
Meggy, filled with grief and despair, sits on top of her apartment building, apologizing to Desti on her loss. Suddenly, she hears Desti's voice, telling her not to be sad. She turns towards the sound, only finding that the voice came from Axol. He repeats that Meggy shouldn't be sad, and that maybe he can help take her mind off of her loss, before revealing Meggy's Ink Boi, saying that E. Gadd also upgraded the Inkweaver. Meggy, however, too dejected on her loss, refuses, though Axol persists, tossing Meggy's Ink Boi to her before leaping off the building, sliding down the now-inky side using the upgraded Inkweaver. Though Meggy still has her doubts, she finally gives in, and leaps off the building to join Axol. They then slide all over the city, and Meggy admits that she missed the feeling of having fun.
Meanwhile, Mario sneaks across the Tower Defense Arena, Tari and Luigi in tow, trying to find the source of his suspicions. Luigi worriedly asks Mario why they're back at the Tower Defense Arena. Tari chimes in, saying that they should be with Meggy right now instead of looking around. Mario, however, ignores them, and searches the back of the arena. As he is looking near a bush next to the wall, he trips over something, which is revealed to be a switch. When he presses the green button, a cannon extends from the wall, and shoots fake Squidwards out of it. Mario excitedly proves his suspicions, though Luigi is confused as to what this means. Tari, however, angrily realizes that the Ink Brigade used the cannon to cheat in Tower Defense.
The camera then cuts back to Axol and Meggy, who arrive at the apartment they started at. At Axol's question, Meggy admits that she feels much better, though she wishes she didn't have to rely on the Ink Boi to do the same things she could do as an Inkling. Axol, however, states that there's nothing wrong with relying on it, as he himself, while being the greatest manga artist in the world, relies on the Inkweaver to reach his maximum potential, showing this by drawing Ryu to life. Despite this, Meggy says that it's not the same, though Axol asks why. Angry, Meggy throws the Ink Boi aside, saying that she didn't need the Ink Boi when she was an Inkling, and that she could do things normally. Axol agrees that she isn't an Inkling anymore, but reminds Meggy that her transformation never stopped her from being herself, and that she should try to be the best Meggy she's ever been.
Suddenly, Marie and Callie burst through the door behind them, and tell Meggy that she is back in Splatfest, much to her surprise; in her surprise, Meggy asks how this came to be. As the Squid Sisters begin to explain, however, Mario runs through the doorway, followed by Luigi and Tari, knocking the Squid Sisters over in the process. Mario excitedly explains that he found out the Ink Brigade's treachery, but Tari and Luigi end up explaining the details, much to Mario's chagrin. Callie and Marie, half-dazed, confirm this, and say that because Meggy's team was the first runner-up, they go on to the next round by default. Overcome with joy, Meggy falls to her knees, sobbing with happiness as she does so. Tari and Luigi affirm that they would do anything for Meggy, and Mario hands Meggy her Splattershot, telling her to do her best at the Grand Finale. Meggy, filled with hope, takes her Splattershot, and promises Marie and Callie that she and her team will win the Grand Finale. The gang then celebrates.
Meggy, now filled with confidence, offers to shake her past self's hand. Although she is initially skeptical, Past Meggy gladly accepts, and shakes Present Meggy's hand before disappearing. However, just as Meggy accepts her past, she hears a voice behind her. Surprised, she turns around, and is shocked to see Desti standing there. Desti notices that she was able to get to the Grand Finale of Splatfest, and asks Meggy how it feels to be so close to fulfilling her dream. However, Meggy tells Desti that she couldn't care less about her dream, and that she is only attending Splatfest to honor Desti's promise, and insists she will win. Desti smiles, and tells Meggy that she knows Meggy will win. The camera then shakes before cutting to black.
Splatfest Grand Finale
The next day, Meggy and her team arrive at the arena for the final round of Splatfest. Callie and Marie comment on how exciting the tournament has been so far, and reveal that the final round will be a Turf War, with the Splat Squad going against Killer Ink. Both teams are itching to start the War, and Callie excitedly asks both teams if they are ready to start. Upon the teams' and the crowd's excitement, the Turf War commences.
The Splat Squad start off strong, quickly gaining ground in the first few minutes, Meggy even knocks out an opposing team member in the process. Team Killer Ink, however, is able to hold their ground, despite Tari knocking out another of their team, and they eventually hit Luigi. They then turn on Mario, now up against a wall. Meggy arrives to help Mario, and they both know what to do. Mario lays on the ground as Meggy takes hold of Mario's feet. Then, to the crowd's and the Squid Sisters' surprise and confusion, respectively, Meggy spins Mario round and round, going faster and faster, before eventually throwing him over two opposing Inklings, one of which is the Leader, and Mario successfully knocks out both of them. The Leader, however, enraged at the Splat Squad's lead, helps Team Killer Ink knock out the rest of the Splat Squad, surrounding Meggy, the only one who wasn't knocked out. Thinking victory is in their hands, all remaining Killer Ink members simultaneously shoot at Meggy, though she uses her Ink Boi to escape the incoming fire. She then reappears in another pool of orange ink, throws three Splat Bombs, and fires a shot of ink at each of them, which successfully knocks out the entire Killer Ink Team, much to the crowd's and the Squid Sisters' surprise, though the Leader manages to escape.
With one minute left on the clock, Meggy begins to search of the Team Killer Ink Leader, who hid herself in the arena. As she walks along a back section of the arena, the Leader ambushes Meggy by appearing from a blue ink patch on the wall, firing a shot at Meggy, knocking her to the ground. Dazed, she looks up at the leader, who taunts her. Meggy, however, in her mind, sees the Leader as Desti, asking her if that's all she's got. Renewed with confidence, Meggy stands up, and tells the Leader that she's just getting started. Activating her Ink Boi, she rushes toward the Leader, who tries to fire at her. Meggy avoids the shots and throws her Splattershot toward the Leader, who catches it in surprise. Meggy uses this moment of bewilderment to kick the Team Leader's gun out and away from his hand before taking her Splattershot, and putting it to the Leader's forehead. She tells the Leader, "Thanks for holding that for me", and smiles before knocking out the Team Killer Ink Leader with a single shot. With fifteen seconds left on the clock, Meggy knocks out the remaining Killer Ink members, and encouraged by her confidence, the Splat Squad regains their lost territory, winning the Turf War. Meggy, overcome with surprise and joy, cries happily, knowing that she kept Desti's promise. Then, their friends excitedly run on the battlefield, and hoist all the team members up into the air and catch them. SMG4 congratulates the team on the win, and Bob announces a party at Meggy's house. Everyone excitedly heads over, though E. Gadd also tags along due to not receiving a "thank you" for his invention.
After Winning Splatfest
While the others were having a party over Meggy's victory in the final Splatfest, Meggy decided to sneak away to go to the rooftop. Just as she stared into the horizon, Desti's spirit appeared once again, now standing next to her. As if to indicate that she saw her as a true friend, the blindfold of scribbles was erased. Desti then acknowledged her win of the final Splatfest competition and asked how she did it. Meggy responded saying it was her friends that let her win, but jokingly added it was completely fine if she didn't know what it meant. Desti laughed, understanding the intention and then asked what was Meggy's purpose now.
Meggy did not know what she meant, causing Desti to show how for the past few months, she had been doing nothing but training for the Splatfest and being sad. She also indicated that just because it was fun to cry over her sadness, Desti also indicated that Meggy had to move on. Meggy acknowledged it, but stated that it was just too hard to do so. Desti, thinking about it, decided to hug Meggy, as a way of making it easier to do so, thanking her for keeping up the promise she made in SMG4: Final Hours. With those words, Meggy could finally say goodbye to her. Desti then smiles, before dissipating into light, her soul finally at rest.
Meggy then turned around, when suddenly, Boopkins could be heard screaming as he was once again, going to have a tail pinned to his butt. The movie ends with Meggy hearing the noise and deciding to play "Pin The Tail On Boopkins" with the others instead of helping him be free.
After the movie ended, Luke tells his fans about the new merchandise to commemorate the release of the film and also stating that Desti won't appear again in the series and asking them how they enjoyed the movie and see if they wanted more.