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Cape is Mario's side special move that has appeared in every Super Smash Bros. game since Super Smash Bros. Melee, based on the Cape Mario form. The move deals no knockback, but instead is able to reflect projectiles and turn opponents around. If used while an opponent is shielding, it flips them instead. Finally, if used in mid-air, the cape stops Mario's falling briefly and moves him forward a bit, though only once.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Cape has two unlockable custom variants. The first one is Shocking Cape, which gives the cape an electric effect and deals greater damage and knockback, but destroys projectiles rather than reflecting them and no longer reverses the opponent's direction. The Cape can also be customized to Gust Cape, with gives the cape a wind effect which can push opponents, but deals less damage.
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