Here's one. I had a Very Easy Survival file saved with everyone powered up at the start (hey, sometimes I just like leisurely playing and killing stuff.) I picked Sophia III for 1-4, and noticed that I have the Crusher weapon icon (fully powered) but my shots were not crusher powered. See pic. If you need to I'll post my save data. Edit: Not only did it persist through levels, but I killed myself and reselected Sophia (infinite lives). Even when it was the ONLY powerup I had, it persisted. edit 2: It seems ALL the "flashing" effects are gone. I got an Invincibility Star, no flashing colours. Note that my HUD says I have a star, but I am normal coloured. edit 3: Man, for fuck sakes, this gets worse and worse. Now I have nothing except the crusher, which doesn't show up, and then I get an ammo powerup from the powerup box, keeping me from getting any powerups back. No wall climbing, no hover,, no ceiling crawler, I get total dick. Fuck this shit. Here is my SMBC save data. In the mean time I am gonna go see if this dicks over all my other characters. I am thinking "yes". Spoiler <smbc_save_data>2,1,1,10,0,0,33,0,0,0,0,217,6,0,10,9,16,65,45,20,22,10,44,59,39,3,57,48,47,7,44,4,49,55,8,34,6,2,44,19,2,44,19,11,16,65,45,20,11,50,22,10,44,59,39,4,60,44,69,54,7,32,41,43,44,53,28,62,6,68,15,61,58,44,67,8,26,41,63,44,13,9,27,25,10,0,1,33,0,0,0,0,2,1,29,0,2,14,12,0,10,0,3,57,48,21,0,0,0,0,2,17,69,0,1,58,0,10,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,10,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,10,8,112,112,112,112,112,112,112,112,0,2,17,17,0,0,10,112,112,112,112,112,112,112,112,112,112,1,99,1,20,1,99,3,60,20,8,10,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,1,1,1,10,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,37,39,38,40,90,88,67,27,9,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,0,0</smbc_save_data> edit 4: Samus seems immune so far, collected most powerups again. Weird. Nope, just Sophia it seems. Link can get all his back too. For whatever reason, Sophia is fucked over.