Master Hand

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Super Smash Bros. Character
Master Hand
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Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. (non-playable)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (playable with glitches)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (non-playable)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (non-playable)
Special Moves

Master Hand is one of the main characters and bosses of the Super Smash Bros. series. Master Hand is a large, disembodied, right glove who appears in every Super Smash Bros. game.

Master Hand is voiced by Jeff Manning in the original, Dean Harrington in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pat Cashman in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Xander Mobus in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, all of whom also voiced the announcer of that respective game.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

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Master Hand's artwork for Super Smash Bros..
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Master Hand prepares to fight a Yellow Mario.
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Master Hand's icon.
Main article: SmashWiki:Master Hand (SSB)

Master Hand first appears in Super Smash Bros.. After a character defeats all challengers, he or she is transported to a battlefield known as "Final Destination", where he or she battles against Master Hand. After defeating it, players revert to their doll state.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Master Hand (SSBM)
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Master Hand reappears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as the embodiment of creation. In Classic Mode, the battle against Master Hand in this game is nearly identical to that of the original Super Smash Bros.; after defeating all opposition, the player faces Master Hand in Final Destination. If the player clears all stages on the normal difficulty or higher within 10 minutes without using a continue, Crazy Hand appears once Master Hand has lost half of his HP. Once defeated, Master Hand falls back into the void of Final Destination as the screen fades to white. The player reverts into a trophy, appearing among the trophies of others who have defeated Master Hand.

Master Hand and Crazy Hand also appear in Event 50: Final Destination Match, where the player must battle the duo with 300 HP each.

A glitch, called the Master Hand glitch exists allowing the player to play as Master Hand through use of the third GameCube controller port.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Master Hand (SSBB)
Artwork of Master Hand, from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Master Hand's snapshot in the Subspace Emissary.

Master Hand is featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the Subspace Emissary although it is never actually fought. It appears as a boss character in Classic and Boss Battles Mode. Crazy Hand joins it under the same circumstances as in Melee; however, unlike in Melee, Crazy Hand appears immediately at the start of the battle.

Master Hand, harpooned by Tabuu's Chains of Light.

In the Subspace Emissary storyline, Master Hand makes its debut as the leader of the Subspace Army, commanding its loyal minions, Ganondorf, Bowser, and Wario. However, near the end, it is discovered that Master Hand is being controlled by Tabuu via the chains of light in order to trick Ganondorf, Bowser, and Wario into drawing the entire world into Subspace. Angered, Ganondorf attempts to attack Tabuu, but he is blocked by a force field and turned into a trophy upon smashing into Master Hand. This severs the chains holding Master Hand, which tries to fight Tabuu but is knocked to the ground by the force field, where it lies unconscious for the remainder of the mode. When Master Hand is knocked out, it does not turn into a trophy as everyone else does.

Of the three minions that work for Master Hand, only Bowser is truly loyal to it; Bowser is heavily troubled when he sees Master Hand motionless. Ganondorf plans on betraying Master Hand, while Wario only does the work for his own amusement.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Master Hand (SSB4)

Master Hand returns again in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, as the final opponent in Classic mode. At intensity level 3.0 to 7.9, the player will have the option to fight either Master Hand alone or together with Crazy Hand. At 8.0, the player is forced to fight Master Hand with Crazy Hand.

At 5.1 and above, if the player faces both Master Hand and Crazy Hand, after enough damage is dealt, Crazy Hand will be engulfed in purple flames and exit the battle, while Master Hand begins to alter and faces the player in what may be its true form: the shape-shifting Master Core.[1]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Master Hand (SSB4)

Master Hand also appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with a new mode called Master Orders, and may also appear in Crazy Orders if the player clears a certain amount of tickets before facing Crazy Hand. Much like in the 3DS version, it is the final boss of Classic Mode and can again transform into Master Core.

Stamina[edit]

  • Super Smash Bros.
    • 300 HP (All skill levels)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
    • 150 HP (Very Easy)
    • 250 HP (Easy)
    • 300 HP (Normal)
    • 330 HP (Hard)
    • 360 HP (Very Hard)
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    • 150 HP (Easy)
    • 250 HP (Normal)
    • 300 HP (Hard)
    • 330 HP (Very Hard)
    • 360 HP (Intense)
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (*together with Crazy Hand)
    • 110 HP (Intensity 0.0)
    • 148 HP (Intensity 1.0)
    • 190 HP (Intensity 2.0)
    • 261 HP (Intensity 3.0)*
    • 269 HP (Intensity 4.0)*
    • 280 HP (Intensity 5.0)*
    • 303 HP (Intensity 6.0)*
    • 334 HP (Intensity 7.0)*
    • 368 HP (Intensity 8.0)*
    • 410 HP (Intenisty 9.0)*

Trophy Information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

# Name Image First Game / Move Description
83 Master Hand
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Super Smash Bros.
04/99
The Master Hand awaits anyone who survives the long and difficult road to the Final Destination. This symbolic link between the real world and the imaginary battlefields of Super Smash Bros. Melee is quite a handful in battle, and just because it wears a white glove doesn't mean it fights clean. Get ready to be flicked, swatted, punched, and poked like crazy!

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

# Name Image Games Description
130 Master Hand
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N64 Super Smash Bros.
Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl
A being tied to the link between this world, where trophies fight, and the world beyond. The meaning of his existence is unknown, as are his goals, but he seems to have obtained (and kept hidden) a power that borders on absolute. He also seems to feel a certain joy in challenging chosen warriors who've claimed many victories. He waits even now in Final Destination.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Master Hand MasterHandTrophy3DS.png MasterHandTrophyWiiU.png N64 Super Smash Bros. (04/1999)
Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
The mysterious Master Hand is the source of creation in the Smash Bros. universe. He appears in Final Destination when all other rivals are defeated. He fights with a diverse move set and only grows stronger if you make him angry. If you know when to fight and when to dodge, you'll take him down!
Master Hand personifies creation in the Smash Bros. universe. After defeating all your rivals, you face him in Final Destination. He forms various shapes to unleash a wide range of attacks, and on high intensities he'll become speedier, deal more damage and launch you further. To beat him, you'll need to know when to attack and when to hold back.

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マスターハンド
Masutā hando
Master Hand
French Créa-Main Creat(or) Hand
German Meisterhand -
Russian Главная рука / Глава
Glavnaya ruka / Glava
Main Hand / The Head
Korean 마스터 핸드
Maseuteo Haendeu
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Trivia[edit]

  • In Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, Master Hand is a recurring boss throughout the game. Once defeated, Kirby can inhale it to gain the Smash ability, allowing him to use his moves in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Master Hand also appears later in the game as a boss alongside Crazy Hand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Translated) Miiverse post by Masahiro Sakurai (August 25, 2014). Miiverse. (Retrieved August 25, 2014.)