List of fighters debuting in Super Smash Bros. Melee

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This is a list of Super Smash Bros. series fighters that debuted in Super Smash Bros. Melee. The page details their role in this series as well as other Super Mario-related media. Super Mario characters, as well as characters not originally from the Super Mario franchise who have had at least one significant appearance in bona fide Super Mario media, are covered in detail on their own articles.

See also:

Peach[edit]

Princess Peach from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Peach in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Main article: Peach § Super Smash Bros. series

In most of her Super Smash Bros. series appearances, Peach appears as a default character, while in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, she is unlockable.

Bowser[edit]

Bowser from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bowser in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Main article: Bowser § Super Smash Bros. series

In most of his Super Smash Bros. series appearances, Bowser appears as a default character, while in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he is unlockable.

Ice Climbers[edit]

Ice Climbers from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ice Climbers in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
This section is about the recurring duo in the Super Smash Bros. series. For the WarioWare: D.I.Y. microgame, see Ice Climbers (microgame).
"Ice Climber" redirects here. For information about the microgame from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, see Ice Climber (WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!). For the microgame from WarioWare: Twisted!, see Ice Climber (WarioWare: Twisted!).
“In Ice Climber, Popo and Nana are identical outside of their clothing. Two players can play at the same time, and the game can be cooperative or competitive depending on how you play.”
Tips, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Ice Climbers, named Ice Climber in Japan, are a pair consisting of a boy named Popo and a girl named Nana, who originate from the NES game Ice Climber. Though they have only had one single game of their own, aside from the modified VS. UniSystem arcade conversion VS. Ice Climber, they have made frequent crossover appearances in other Nintendo games, including Game & Watch Gallery 4, WarioWare: Twisted!, WarioWare: Touched!, Tetris DS, a mention in Game & Watch Gallery 3, and another appearance in NES Remix. Both Ice Climbers are playable fighters in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

SmashWiki article: Ice Climbers (SSBM)

The Ice Climbers appear as a new, playable default character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. The two are unique, as they fight as a team, but act as two separate characters. Depending on the alternate costume, the player can control either Popo or Nana, while the other is a computer player that copies their inputs and returns to the player when they are separated. The Ice Climbers attack simultaneously, and as they are two characters the player can grab two opponents and hold two items at once. If the second climber is KO'd, the leading one can still fight, but their attacks are not as powerful as they would be if both are present. However, if the player-controlled climber is KO'd, they are both sent back to the respawn platform. Also unique to the Ice Climbers is that they have normal traction on slippery ground.

Their neutral special move is Ice Shot, which sends out icicles toward the opponents. Their side special is Squall Hammer, in which the climbers spin around with their hammers. Their down special move is Blizzard, which has Popo and Nana send out a blast of cold air, briefly freezing an opponent if the opponent has high enough damage. Their up special move is Belay, in which one of the climbers throws the others into the air with a rope to pull the other up while damaging anyone who gets in the way of the attack; both Ice Climbers are put into a helpless state once the move finishes.

Both Popo and Nana are voiced by Sanae Kobayashi.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Brawl fighters § Ice Climbers

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

The Ice Climbers do not return as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, making them the only playable characters in the entire series that have been playable in more than one game before being cut. The director of the games, Masahiro Sakurai, has stated this is because they were unable to run smoothly on the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, and that while the Ice Climbers were running perfectly in the Wii U version, they were cut as they were unlikely to get a new game and Sakurai did not want the Wii U version to have an exclusive character. Instead, they appear as a trophy in both versions of the game; the trophy is a random unlockable in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS; to unlock the trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the player has to KO his/her rival four times in a single Rival Smash match.

Icicle Mountain's theme from Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ice Climbers' theme from Super Smash Bros. Brawl returns in the Wii U version as alternate themes for the Wrecking Crew stage, despite the characters being cut.

On a side note, the Polar Bears from their series appear as enemies in the 3DS-exclusive game mode, Smash Run.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters § Ice Climbers

Appearances in other Super Mario-related media[edit]

WarioWare series[edit]

Popo in the Ice Climber microgame in WarioWare Gold

Popo makes a number of appearances in the WarioWare series in microgames based on Ice Climber. The player controls Popo in the Ice Climber microgame in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! and WarioWare Gold, the Ice Climber microgame in WarioWare: Twisted!, and the Ice Climbers microgame in WarioWare: D.I.Y. In WarioWare: Touched!, Popo appears as the sprite in the third level of 8-Bit Hero. In WarioWare: Get It Together!, he makes a cameo in the Ice Climber microgame, where he is seen hanging onto the condor.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Popo and Nana, the Ice Climbers, in Super Mario Maker.

The Ice Climbers appear as one of the add-on Mystery Mushroom costumes that are unlocked after completing an Event Course titled "Popo & Nana's Climbing Challenge" in Super Mario Maker. Their animations and sound effects are taken directly from their original game.

Audio samples[edit]

Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Popo performing Ice Shot. (Sanae Kobayashi, 2008)
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Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Nana performing Ice Shot. (Sanae Kobayashi, 2008)
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Names in other languages[edit]

Ice Climbers[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイスクライマー
Aisu Kuraimā
Ice Climber

Chinese 雪人兄弟
Xuěrén Xiōngdì
翻越冰山者 (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Fānyuè Bīngshān Zhě

Snowman Brothers

Ice Mountaineers

Korean 얼음 타기
Eol'eum Tagi
Ice Climbing (mistranslation of "Ice Climbers")

Russian Альпинисты
Al'pinisty
Alpinists

Spanish Ice Climbers
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Popo and Nana[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポポとナナ
Popo to Nana
Popo and Nana

Chinese 波波和娜娜
Bōbō hé Nànà
Popo and Nana

Dutch Popo en Nana
Popo and Nana
French Popo et Nana
Popo and Nana
German Pepe und Nana
Popo and Nana
Korean 포포 와 나나
Popo wa Nana
Popo and Nana

Russian Попо и Нана
Popo i Nana
Popo and Nana

Spanish Popo y Nana
Popo and Nana

Sheik[edit]

Sheik from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sheik in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
This section is about Zelda's alter ego. For mouse character from Paper Mario, see Sheek.
“Moratta. (I got this.)”
Sheik, Super Smash Bros. Melee (Japanese version)

Sheik is the alter ego of Princess Zelda featured in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Throughout the game, Sheik appears unexpectedly and aids Link in his quest to defeat Ganondorf. Link (and the player) does not discover that Sheik is Zelda until near the end of the game. Her appearance is androgynous, and was made that way in order to make the reveal at the end more surprising. Because of this, she has been referred to as both male and female by other characters as well as in certain descriptions, but is officially female. She serves as a playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series, starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee. In their first two appearances, Zelda and Sheik could transform into each other during battles with their Transform move, but in later games, Sheik is an entirely separate character from Zelda.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

SmashWiki article: Sheik (SSBM)

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Zelda is able to use her down special move Transform to turn herself into Sheik at any point, or automatically at the start of a match by holding down A Button on the stage select screen, giving her a completely different moveset and playstyle. Compared to Zelda, Sheik is more agile, with quick movements and attacks, but she lacks Zelda's power. The lone exception is her up smash, which has a sweetspot that can hit twice for about 30%. Sheik is voiced by Jun Mizusawa (up until Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U), who also did the voice of her counterpart, Zelda. Sheik (along with Ganondorf and Roy) does not appear as an opponent in the game's Classic Mode, though she can appear as an ally in Team and Giant battles. As a result, her introduction image for Classic Mode goes unused. However, Sheik can be fought if the opponent is Zelda and transforms into Sheik.

Sheik's neutral special move is Needle Storm, in which she gathers and tosses needles at opponents. Her side special move is Chain, in which she tosses a chain that can grab opponents. Her up special move is Vanish, in which, similarly to Zelda's Farore's Wind, Sheik disappears in an explosion and reappears in a different location depending on the direction held. Finally, her down special move is Transform, which turns her back into Zelda; taking damage while the move is in progress immediately cancels the transformation. Sheik ends up sending opponents flying vertically with the Home-Run Bat; therefore, she needs to transform into Zelda to use the Home-Run Bat properly in the Home-Run Contest.

According to the Star Rod's trophy information, it has most power when Sheik or Captain Falcon perform a smash attack with it.

Unlike the other The Legend of Zelda characters, Sheik can actually speak, though this is exclusive to the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Brawl fighters § Sheik

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

SmashWiki article: Sheik (SSB4)
“Sheik Appears on the Scene!”
Introduction, Super Smash Bros. Direct

Sheik is now a separate character from Zelda in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. This means she and Zelda can no longer transform between each other. Instead of transforming, her down special move is now a move called Bouncing Fish, in which she leaps with a backflip and strikes with the heel of her foot, dealing high knockback to the opponent while Sheik rebounds backwards in a higher arc than the original. In addition, her side special has been changed to Burst Grenade, in which she tosses a small grenade attached to a string that pulls in nearby opponents and explodes after a certain time. While performing Vanish, the Deku Nut explosion and Sheik's reappearance can now damage opponents. Like many other veteran characters in the game, Sheik's mobility has significantly improved from Super Smash Bros. Brawl; on the flipside, her overall damage output is toned down to a degree.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters § Sheik

Appearances in other Super Mario-related media[edit]

Mario Golf[edit]

Sheik's name can be seen in both the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color versions of Mario Golf on the game scoreboard in Tournament mode.

Mario Artist: Paint Studio[edit]

Artwork of Sheik from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time can be used as a stamp in Mario Artist: Paint Studio.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Pixel Character, in Super Mario Maker.

In Super Mario Maker, one of the 8-bit costumes Mario can receive from a Mystery Mushroom is Sheik, which can be unlocked either with a Sheik amiibo or by clearing 100 Mario Challenge on Normal difficulty. All of Sheik's sounds are from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The costume's transformation sound is the sound clip that plays when collecting an important item. Pressing +Control Pad up will have her turn into Zelda (using her sprite in this game based on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess), which briefly plays "Zelda's Lullaby" as it would sound on Link's ocarina. The sound that plays when she jumps is her voice clip when throwing a Deku Nut before disappearing. The death tune is Sheik's theme, and when clearing a level, the theme in which Link initially meets Zelda plays.

Audio samples[edit]

Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee - One of Sheik's taunts. (Jun Mizusawa, 2001)
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Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - One of Sheik's taunts. (Ayumi Fujimura, 2018)
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シーク
Shīku
Sheik

Chinese 希克
Xīkè
Sheik

French (NOA) Sheik
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German Shiek
-
Italian Sheik
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Korean 시크
Shikeu
Sheik

Russian Шейк
Шиик (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Sheyk
Shiik

Sheik

Spanish Sheik
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Zelda[edit]

Zelda from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Zelda in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
"Zelda" redirects here. For information about the WarioWare: D.I.Y. microgame, see Zelda (microgame).
“Stow your fear; it's now or never!”
Princess Zelda, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Adventure Mode: World of Light)

Princess Zelda is a major character and the titular character of The Legend of Zelda series created by Nintendo. Many different incarnations of Zelda have existed throughout the course of the series, but they commonly share traits such as they all rule over the kingdom of Hyrule, and they all have the power of the Triforce of Wisdom within them. The plot of her series is that she and Link must protect the kingdom of Hyrule from Ganon and prevent him from obtaining the two pieces of the Triforce not inside him.

Though her series is named after her, the starring role in the games is Link. Zelda serves as more of the series' equivalent of Peach, but she usually has active supporting roles in the plot, sometimes even being somewhat of a sidekick to Link, rather than being solely a damsel-in-distress. For example, in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Zelda disguises herself as her alter-ego Sheik to aid Link without revealing her true identity to him.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

SmashWiki article: Zelda (SSBM)

Zelda is one of the newcomers introduced in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Her design is based upon her appearance as an adult in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. She is a tall lightweight character with slow movement but powerful attacks.

Zelda's moveset mostly uses her magical abilities, while her special moves are mostly based on the spells Link can acquire in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Her neutral special move is Nayru's Love, which puts up a magical barrier that reflects attacks and damages opponents. Her side special is Din's Fire, which launches a fireball that explodes after a time; if the move is performed in the air, Zelda is left helpless immediately after the explosion. Her up special move is Farore's Wind, which causes her to disappear and reappear higher a distance away, being able to damage opponents with both the initial warp and her reappearance; Sheik also has a similar move for her up special move called Vanish. Finally, Zelda's down special is Transform, which causes Zelda to turn into Sheik, giving her a completely different moveset; however, taking damage while the move is in progress immediately cancels the transformation.

Zelda also appears in Stage 3 of Adventure Mode where she is fought on the second part.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Brawl fighters § Zelda

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

SmashWiki article: Zelda (SSB4)

Zelda returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, retaining her appearance from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess that was used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Although Sheik also returns, they are now completely separate characters who cannot transform into each other; her down special attack is instead Phantom Slash, which summons a Phantom from The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks to charge forward and attack.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters § Zelda

Appearances in other Super Mario-related media[edit]

DIC cartoons[edit]

The Legend of Zelda[edit]

The Legend of Zelda series received its own animated television series with The Legend of Zelda, produced by DiC Entertainment. It aired under the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! syndication, with the animated Super Mario segments running Monday through Thursday, and being replaced by Zelda segments on Fridays. The Zelda segments still received an accompanying live-action Mario and Luigi short. The series revolved around Link and Princess Zelda protecting the Triforce of Wisdom from Ganon. Cynthia Preston (credited as Cyndy Preston) voiced Princess Zelda in the series.

Captain N: The Game Master[edit]
Zelda and Link
Princess Zelda, left of Link and Captain N in Captain N: The Game Master

Link and Zelda appear in Captain N: The Game Master, borrowing their appearance and personality from The Legend of Zelda television series. Cynthia Preston (credited as Cyndy Preston) returned to voice Princess Zelda in the series.

Mario Artist: Paint Studio[edit]

Young and adult artwork of Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time can be used as a stamp in Mario Artist: Paint Studio.

Game & Watch Gallery 4[edit]

In Game & Watch Gallery 4, Zelda appears in the Zelda Game & Watch game, which is playable in the Museum after unlocking enough stars. This game is a remake of the Zelda Game & Watch game in which Link must battle monsters, including dragon bosses, in order to collect pieces of the Triforce and thus free Zelda.

StreetPass Mii Plaza[edit]

"Heroine" Puzzle Completed
Zelda in the "Nintendo Starlets" Puzzle Swap panel

Two incarnations of Zelda, each based on her respective appearances in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, appears on the Puzzle Swap panel "Nintendo Starlets" of the StreetPass Mii Plaza, alongside Princess Peach, Pauline and Rosalina.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Princess Zelda in Super Mario Maker.

Zelda appears as a Mystery Mushroom costume in Super Mario Maker. Zelda's costume can be unlocked by scanning her respective amiibo or randomly by completing the 100 Mario Challenge on Expert difficulty or higher. In this game, she retains her The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess appearance also seen in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Additionally, costumes based on Sheik and Tetra are also available, both of which involve Zelda as part of their poses.

Portrayals[edit]

Zelda was originally voiced by Jun Mizusawa in her first three Super Smash Bros. appearances, matching her appearances in both The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, but was replaced for the first time in series by Ayumi Fujimura in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, who previously voiced her in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, applying a similar situation to what Link and Ganondorf received in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

On a side note, the opening cutscene for the World of Light in Ultimate marks the first time in the series where Zelda has fully spoken lines (quoted above). During this, she is voiced in the English release by Brandy Kopp, who also voiced Palutena starting from the previous game, in a similar vein to how Fox and Falco are dubbed exclusively in Smash Taunts in Super Smash Bros. Melee; thus making her one of the few characters to have two voice actors in one game.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゼルダ姫
Zeruda Hime
Princess Zelda; referred to as simply「ゼルダ」in-game

Chinese (simplified) 塞尔达公主
Sài'ěrdá Gōngzhǔ
Princess Zelda; referred to as simply "薩爾達" or "塞尔达" in-game, unlike Peach and Daisy

Chinese (traditional) 薩爾達公主
Sài'ěrdá Gōngzhǔ
Princess Zelda; referred to as simply "薩爾達" or "塞尔达" in-game, unlike Peach and Daisy

Dutch Prinses Zelda
Princess Zelda
French Princesse Zelda
Princess Zelda
German Prinzessin Zelda
Princess Zelda
Greek Πριγκίπισσα Ζέλντα
Prigipissa Zelda
Princess Zelda

Italian Principessa Zelda
Princess Zelda
Korean 젤다 공주
Jelda Gongju
Princess Zelda

Portuguese Princesa Zelda
Princess Zelda
Russian Принцесса Зельда
Printsessa Zelda
Princess Zelda

Spanish Princesa Zelda
Princess Zelda

Dr. Mario[edit]

Dr. Mario from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dr. Mario in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Main article: Dr. Mario § Super Smash Bros. series

Dr. Mario appears as an unlockable fighter in all of his playable appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Pichu[edit]

Pichu from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pichu in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
“Pichu isn't a professional at charging electricity like Pikachu. The slightest touch can make Pichu discharge its electricity and shock itself.”
Tips, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Pichu is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in the games Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver. It is the pre-evolved form of Pikachu, the Pokémon mascot. It appears as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, as well as being mentioned in the Palutena's Guidance conversation regarding Pikachu in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

SmashWiki article: Pichu (SSBM)

Pichu is a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It is an unlockable character, unlocked by beating Event Match 37: Legendary Pokémon, or by playing 200 Melee matches. Afterward, Pichu must be defeated in a match on Pokémon Stadium.

Pichu's moveset is similar to Pikachu's, though most of its attacks are weaker, and all of its electrical attacks also deal recoil damage. Pichu is also faster than Pikachu, but is the lightest character in the game, making it easily thrown off the stage. Its neutral special move is Thunder Jolt, which involves Pichu launching a ball of electricity rotating across the stage until it collides with an opponent. Its side special move is Skull Bash, which has Pichu charging up an attack before launching head-first across the screen, attacking any opponent it hits with a headbutt. Its down special move is Thunder, in which Pichu calls down a bolt of lightning that appears from a cloud above it and strikes any fighters in its path to damage them; if the bolt strikes Pichu, any nearby fighters are damaged by it as well. Finally, Pichu's up special move is Agility, allowing Pichu to warp in the direction held on the control stick in a burst of speed, and again if the direction is changed during the move; however, unlike Pikachu's Quick Attack, it neither gives as much distance nor deals damage.

Pichu is the only character in the game to have two taunts, one for each direction it is facing. It is voiced by Satomi Kōrogi in both English and Japanese, who does its voice in the Pokémon anime.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Pichu is one of the five Super Smash Bros. Melee fighters that did not return as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (the other four being Dr. Mario, Young Link, Mewtwo, and Roy). However, the player can get a trophy of Pichu by clearing All-Star Mode without continuing.

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

Pichu appears once again as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, while it is referenced in Palutena's Guidance regarding Pikachu in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters § Pichu

Audio samples[edit]

Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - One of Pichu's taunts. (Satomi Kōrogi, 2018)
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピチュー
Pichū
From「ピカピカ」(pikapika, onomatopoeia for sparkling),「チューチュー」(chūchū, onomatopoeia for squeaking mice), and「プチ」(puchi, "little")

Chinese 皮丘
Píqiū
Pichu

Italian Pichu
Pichu
Korean 피츄
Pichyu
Pichu

Russian Пичу
Pichu
Pichu

Spanish Pichu
Adaptation from Pichū

Falco[edit]

Falco from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Falco in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
“Personally, I prefer the air!”
Falco Lombardi, Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Falco Lombardi is one of the main protagonists of the Star Fox series, the "ace pilot" of the team Star Fox and, due to his flying skills, the friendly rival of team leader Fox McCloud. He used to be the head of a gang, but bailed out to join the Star Fox team as Fox's second-in-command. Falco leaves the Star Fox team on occasions, and always reappears when needed. He has a very laid back but cocky attitude and is smart mouthed. Despite this, nothing gets in the way of Falco and Fox's friendship.

His surname is derived from the surname of Carlo Rambaldi, a special effects artist on films such as Alien and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.[1]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

SmashWiki article: Falco (SSBM)

Falco is a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Melee. He is, however, unlockable, and is unlocked by beating 100-Man Melee or by playing 300 Melee matches, and then beating Falco on Battlefield. While his voice clips are mostly provided by Hisao Egawa, Ben Cullum voices Falco during the Adventure Mode Stage 6 cutscene or the Corneria Smash Taunt, and would later provide Falco's voice for Star Fox Adventures.

Falco's moves are exactly the same as Fox's, though his special moves have different attributes. Falco's Blaster has more of a forceful effect but isn't rapid-fire, and his Reflector attack blasts people upwards instead of sideways. His side special, named Falco Phantasm, possesses a meteor smash effect when used in midair though it does not travel as far as Fox's Fox Illusion, and his up special, Fire Bird, does not have as much reach as Fox's Fire Fox but can deal more damage. In addition, Falco has more attack power and jumps higher than Fox, while running slower and falling faster. Falco is also heavier than Fox, though is still one of the lighter characters.

Falco also appears in Stage 6 of Adventure Mode. In this, he, Slippy, and Peppy will appear in their Arwings in the second half of the battle to shoot at both the player and Fox. Additionally, if Falco is unlocked, he will sometimes replace Fox in the second battle, forcing Fox into the Arwing.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Brawl fighters § Falco

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

SmashWiki article: Falco (SSB4)

Falco returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, his moveset and appearance being largely unchanged from his Super Smash Bros. Brawl incarnation, though he is now voiced in English by Mark Lund, who voiced Falco in Star Fox 64 3D, and reprised his role in Star Fox Zero and Starlink: Battle for Atlas. In the Nintendo 3DS version, Falco is unlocked by either completing Classic Mode without the use of continues or by playing 20 matches, then defeating Falco in a 1-stock match on the Corneria stage. In the Wii U version, he is unlocked by either completing Classic Mode for the first time or by playing 10 matches, then defeating Falco in a 1-stock match on the Orbital Gate Assault stage.

Falco once again has Smash Taunts on the returning Corneria stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and the returning Lylat Cruise stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Falco also appears during the conversations on Orbital Gate Assault.

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters § Falco

Appearances in other Super Mario-related media[edit]

Club Nintendo[edit]

Starfox-cn.png

Falco makes a brief appearance in the German Club Nintendo magazine comic "Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit". He is watching the Olympics together with Fox and Peppy.

Mario Artist: Paint Studio[edit]

A 3D render of Falco from Star Fox 64 can be used like a stamp in Mario Artist: Paint Studio.

Nintendo Monopoly[edit]

Falco appears in the 2006 version of Nintendo Monopoly, where he takes the place of Vermont Avenue. He costs $100. In the 2010 version, he is replaced with K.K. Slider from the Animal Crossing series.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Falco appears as a Costume in Super Mario Maker. Falco's costume can be unlocked by scanning his respective amiibo or randomly by completing the 100 Mario Challenge on expert difficulty. His sound clip from the original SNES Star Fox game is used when the player uses the Falco costume.

Quotes[edit]

  • "Mission complete!" — Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • "Hands off my prey!" — Super Smash Bros. Melee (Japanese), Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Piece of cake!" — Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Don't try me!" — Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "You aren't worth the trouble!" — Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • "Had enough already?!" — Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • "You're off your game, Fox!" — Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • "Get some!" — Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • "Sorry, gotta jet!" — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Showtime!"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "We've got multiple bogies inbound!" — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Time for a little payback!" — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Audio samples[edit]

Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee - "Mission complete!" - Winning a versus match. (Hisao Egawa, 2001)
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Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl - "Personally, I prefer the air." - Falco summoning the Landmaster. (Dex Manley, 2008)
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Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Japanese) - One of Falco's taunts. (Kōsuke Takaguchi, 2018)
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Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (English) - "Hands off my prey!" - One of Falco's taunts. (Mark Lund, 2018)
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファルコ・ランバルディ
Faruko Ranbarudi
Falco Lombardi

Chinese 法爾科・蘭巴帝
Fǎěrkē Lánbādì
Falco Lombardi

Korean 팔코 람바디
Palko Rambadi
Falco Lombardi

Russian Фалько Ломбарди
Falko Lombardi
Falco Lombardi

Spanish Falco Lombardi
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Marth[edit]

Marth from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Marth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
“I live to fight again!”
Marth, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Marth is the main protagonist of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and its sequel, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem. He is the prince of Altea and the wielder of the legendary Falchion. He is one of the playable characters from the Fire Emblem series to appear in the Super Smash Bros. series, along with Roy, Ike, Robin, Lucina, Corrin, Chrom, and Byleth.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

SmashWiki article: Marth (SSBM)

Marth first appears in the Super Smash Bros. series in Super Smash Bros. Melee as an unlockable character. His design in this title is based upon the one used in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem. While Marth was a heavily requested character in Japan, he and his series were unknown to Western audiences before Super Smash Bros. Melee. As such, he and Roy were originally planned to be Japan-exclusive characters, but were included in international versions due to insistence from Nintendo of America[2], helping to introduce Fire Emblem to the West. Marth can be unlocked by playing as every default character in a Melee match, using all of the default characters in Classic Mode, or by playing 400 Melee matches, and then defeating Marth when he challenges the player. Reflecting the series' Japan-only status at the time, Marth keeps his Japanese voice clips in all versions of the game; Marth is voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa, reprising his role from the Japanese release of the Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem OVA.

Marth is a fast character with average power and below-average weight. However, all of his attacks are stronger when hitting opponents closer to the tip of his sword. His standard special is Shield Breaker, a slash that can be charged to be more powerful that can also instantly break an opponent's shield when charged fully. His side special is Dancing Blade, a series of sword slashes that can be altered depending on the direction inputted on the control stick. His up special is Dolphin Slash, an upward slash that has Marth leaping into the air, damaging nearby opponents. Finally, his down special is Counter, in which Marth delivers a counterattack when hit, reflecting all damage and knockback back onto the opponent.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Brawl fighters § Marth

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

SmashWiki article: Marth (SSB4)

Marth is also a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. He is one of the several unlockable characters from Super Smash Bros. Brawl who was made a starting character for these games, with the others being Luigi, Toon Link, Lucario, Sonic, Captain Falcon, Ness (Wii U version only), Ganondorf (Wii U version only), and Jigglypuff (Wii U version only). Marth's appearance has been updated, incorporating elements from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and later games. Aside from this, his moveset is unchanged from the previous game, though most of his sword swinging attacks now feature a trail that glows brighter at the end to make the sweetspot more visible. Another Fire Emblem character, Lucina, shares a similar moveset with Marth.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters § Simon

Appearances in other Super Mario-related media[edit]

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Marth, in Super Mario Maker.

Marth appears as a playable character in Super Mario Maker, as one of the Mystery Suits that are part of Costume Mario. He can be unlocked via amiibo, or as a randomly unlocked costume by clearing 100 Mario Challenge on Normal difficulty or higher. Marth's sprite in this game uses the basic structure of the Small Mario sprite while designed after his Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Wii U appearance and uses sound effects taken from the original Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.

Quotes[edit]

English[edit]

  • "Keep your eyes open!"
  • "This is it!"
  • "I won't lose!"
  • "The day is mine!"
  • "I live to fight again!"
  • "I cannot afford to lose!"
  • "My turn!"
  • "Predictable!"
  • "Nice try!"
  • "We'll each need to take down about ten." (Adventure Mode: World of Light)

Audio samples[edit]

Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - "Minna, miteite kure! (Everyone, watch over me!)" - Marth's signature taunt. (Hikaru Midorikawa, 2018)
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Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - "The day is mine!" - Winning a versus match. (Yuri Lowenthal, 2018)
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マルス
Marusu
Officially "Marth", alternatively "Mars". See: Marth's etymology.

Chinese (simplified) 马尔斯
Mǎ'ěrsī
Mars

Chinese (traditional) 馬爾斯
Mǎ'ěrsī
Mars

Korean 마르스
Mareuseu
Mars

Russian Марс
Mars
From the Japanese name

Spanish Marth
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Young Link[edit]

Young Link in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Young Link in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
“Young Link's launch power is the weakest of the Links, but that makes it easier to perform combos. He's quicker in the air, can unleash moves faster, and is less vulnerable when landing.”
Tips, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Young Link is the incarnation of Link from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. In Ocarina of Time, this child version of Link turns into the adult version of himself about midway through the game after pulling out the Master Sword, and becomes known as the "Hero of Time" for his courageous efforts. In Majora's Mask, the player plays as Young Link throughout its entirety as he inadvertently embarks on a quest to save Termina, a parallel world to Hyrule, from being destroyed by the eponymous Majora's Mask.

Young Link appears as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Melee, being treated as a separate character from his adult self. After being absent as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, he returned in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where he is treated as a separate character from Link and Toon Link.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

SmashWiki article: Young Link (SSBM)
Artwork for Young Link from Super Smash Bros. Melee.

In Super Smash Bros Melee, Young Link is an unlockable character, unlocked by beating Classic or Adventure mode with 10 characters, including Link and Zelda/Sheik, or by playing 500 Melee matches, and he then must be defeated on Great Bay. Young Link's moves are similar to Link's, though while Young Link is faster and lighter, he is also weaker. As Young Link is shorter and wields the smaller Kokiri Sword, his attacks do not have as much range. Young Link's Deku Shield is also not as strong as Link's Hylian Shield, as it does not protect against stronger projectiles. Young Link, however, can Wall Jump, which Link is not able to do. Young Link is voiced by Fujiko Takimoto, who provided his voice clips for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Young Link is one of the five playable characters from Super Smash Bros. Melee who is not playable in this game (the other four being Dr. Mario, Pichu, Mewtwo, and Roy), possibly being replaced by Toon Link, who functions very similarly to Young Link. However, he does have a collectible Sticker, and is playable in a demo of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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

While Young Link does not make any appearance whatsoever in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, he is referenced in the trophy "Adult Link (Ocarina of Time)". Young Link is also indirectly referenced via Link's eighth alternate costume, which is almost identical to Young Link's Fierce Deity transformation. Lastly, Toon Link's Hero's Bow has a custom variation based on Young Link's Fire Bow.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters § Young Link

Appearances in other Super Mario-related media[edit]

Mario Artist: Paint Studio[edit]

Artwork of the young incarnation of Link from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time can be used as a stamp in Mario Artist: Paint Studio.

WarioWare series[edit]

Young Link appears in the microgame Ocarina of Time in WarioWare: Smooth Moves (found in 9-Volt's stage). The object is to have him pull the Master Sword by the Janitor form, and he will transform into a different form depending on the level: Adult Link on level 1, an elderly Link on level 2, or a Cucco on level 3. This microgame reappears in WarioWare Gold replacing the motion controls with controls due to it appearing in a Mash League stage. Young Link also appears in WarioWare: Move It! in the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, where he chases the Cucco being controlled by the player.

Audio samples[edit]

Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Young Link performing his Spin Attack. (Fujiko Takimoto, 2018; reused from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese こどもリンク
Kodomo Rinku
Child Link. His name is still announced as "Young Link" in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate when set to Japanese.

Chinese 年幼林克
Niányòu Línkè
 

Dutch Jonge Link
Young Link
French (NOA) Link Enfant
Child Link
French (NOE) Link (Jeune)
Link (Young)
German Junger Link
Young Link
Italian Link giovane
Link bambino
Young Link
Child Link
Korean 소년 링크
Sonyeon Lingkeu
 

Russian Юный Линк
Yunyy Link
 

Spanish Link niño
Kid Link

Ganondorf[edit]

Ganondorf from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ganondorf in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
“He appears in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as the king of the Gerudo. He pretends to pledge his loyalty to the King of Hyrule while plotting to make the kingdom his own.”
Tips, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Ganondorf is the humanoid form of Ganon, who is the main antagonist of the The Legend of Zelda series, and archenemy of Link and Zelda. Ganon, the beast form of Ganondorf, has appeared since the beginning of the series, but his Gerudo form was not introduced until The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Originally the King of the Gerudo, a predominantly-female race of desert brigands, he acquired the Triforce of Power in Ocarina of Time. Since then, he has become the king of darkness and used his powers to obtain domination over Hyrule through a variety of means, particularly by obtaining the other two pieces of the Triforce. He has appeared in most titles as Ganon, with the Ganondorf form only appearing in five titles, not counting spin-offs such as Super Smash Bros.

Ganondorf debuted in Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Super Smash Bros. series, and has been an unlockable playable character in all installments except for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, in which he is a default character. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, his design is based on his "past" appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, while in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, he is based on his The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess design. Ganondorf's design in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, however, is based on his "future" appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Artwork of Ganondorf from Super Smash Bros. Melee
SmashWiki article: Ganondorf (SSBM)

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ganondorf appeared as an unlockable playable character, unlocked by either clearing Event Match 29: Triforce Gathering or by playing 600 Melee matches, and then defeating him in a one-on-one stock match. Like Link and Zelda, Ganondorf's appearance is based on his design from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, though he uses his "past" design instead of his "future" design. Ganondorf was not initially planned to appear in the game, but was later included since his body build was similar to that of Captain Falcon's. Like fellow secret characters Jigglypuff and Pichu, Ganondorf makes a cameo appearance in the title's introduction. His hand can be seen, along with Link's and Zelda's, one of the three Triforce pieces glowing on each of their hands.

Ganondorf's moveset is mostly copied from Captain Falcon's, the only character in Super Smash Bros. Melee to share moves with a character from another series. Compared to Falcon, Ganondorf is slower, stronger, larger, and heavier, meaning he is less mobile and attacks more slowly, but makes up for that with his greater attacking power and weight, making him harder to KO horizontally (though Falcon's faster fall speed makes him harder to KO vertically), and his added size, while making him easier to hit, also gives his attacks greater range. His standard special move is the Warlock Punch, his side special is the Gerudo Dragon, his up special is the Dark Dive, and his down special is the Wizard's Foot. Ganondorf also possesses the strongest meteor smash move (his down aerial attack), and his up strong attack, despite being slow in execution, is stronger than most smash attacks. Ganondorf's attacks also deal dark damage, as opposed to the fire of Captain Falcon's attacks.

Ganondorf (along with Roy and Sheik) does not appear as an opponent in the game's Classic Mode, though he can appear as an ally in Team and Giant battles. As a result, his introduction image for Classic Mode goes unused.

Though his official artwork portrays him with a sword, Ganondorf only uses the sword in a victory pose when he wins a match in one of the Melee modes. He is voiced by Takashi Nagasako, his voice actor in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, using voice clips taken from Ocarina of Time. As a possible Easter egg, the eyes of all of his trophies glow red when the background is turned dark.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Brawl fighters § Ganondorf

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

Ganondorf
Ganondorf's artwork for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
SmashWiki article: Ganondorf (SSB4)

Ganondorf returns as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and as a default character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. In the Nintendo 3DS version, players can unlock him by completing Classic mode with Link or Zelda on 5.0 intensity or higher or by playing 80 Smash matches, and they must defeat him in the subsequent match, taking place in Gerudo Valley, to unlock him.

Ganondorf's appearance remains the same as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and he reuses his voice set, although he has minor details added to his design, such as the large, glowing wound he receives in that game and the more torn cape. Additionally, Ganondorf's facial expressions are different. Despite the aesthetic changes, Ganondorf retains the general traits and moveset he has in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In terms of his equipment options, Ganondorf can utilize the Magic Stone, Cape, and Shin Guards equipment. Ganondorf's power is further increased, giving him a better damage output; his dashing speed is also increased, though his air speed is slower.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters § Ganondorf

Appearances in other Super Mario-related media[edit]

Nintendo Monopoly[edit]

Ganondorf appears as a property in the 2006 version of Nintendo Monopoly. He takes the place of Pacific Avenue and costs $300. In the 2010 version, he was replaced by Midna.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

The Ganondorf character, from Super Mario Maker

Ganondorf appears as an unlockable Costume Mario costume in Super Mario Maker. The costume is unlocked either randomly upon completion of 100 Mario Challenge on Easy difficulty or higher, or by scanning a Ganondorf amiibo.

Audio samples[edit]

Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee - Ganondorf performing Warlock Punch. (Takashi Nagasako, 2001)
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Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Ganondorf laughs sinisterly. (Hironori Miyata, 2008)
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Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Ganondorf performing Warlock Punch. (Takashi Nagasako, 2018)
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガノンドロフ
Ganondorofu
Ganondorf (possibly intended to be "Ganondrof" due to nonstandard spelling)

Chinese (simplified) 盖侬多夫
Gàinóngduōfū
Ganondorf. Used since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's iQue version, and still retaining it in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Chinese (traditional) 加儂多夫
Jiānóngduōfū
Ganondorf. Used in the Traditional Chinese versions since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

Korean 가논돌프
Ganondolpeu
 

Polish Ganonie[citation needed]
"Ganon", based on his naming from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Russian Ганондорф
Ganondorf
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Spanish Ganondorf
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Mewtwo[edit]

Mewtwo from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
“Watashi wa makeru wake ni wa ikanai! (I cannot lose!)
Mewtwo, Super Smash Bros. Melee

Mewtwo is a Legendary Psychic-type Pokémon debuting in the first Pokémon games, Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Green Version. Mewtwo was created artificially based on the genetic code of Mew to be the ultimate battling Pokémon, though it grew too vicious and powerful to be controlled and escaped. Among all the Pokémon that exist, Mewtwo has the most violent nature. As of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Mewtwo can Mega Evolve into either Mega Mewtwo X or Mega Mewtwo Y.

Mewtwo makes a playable appearance as an unlockable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and as a downloadable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, later appearing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an unlockable fighter like in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Its appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series is primarily based on the Mewtwo from the first Pokémon anime movie, who was initially cruel, condescending, and fierce before reforming its ways, yet also questions its existence and purpose. Mewtwo is thus far the only Legendary Pokémon to be playable in the Super Smash Bros. series. Its depiction as a lightweight fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series is likely due to its floaty attributes and its tendency to float while moving, which are both mentioned in its trophy descriptions. Its lightweight status may also be a reference to the Pokémon games, where its defenses are on the low side when compared to most other Pokémon who share its base stat total.

Mewtwo never speaks when the language is set to English in the NTSC version of Super Smash Bros. Melee, at all in the PAL version of the game, in Western versions of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and when the game is set to any language other than Japanese or Chinese in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate; it makes only grunts, laughs, and other noises. However, it does speak telepathically on the results screen when the language is set to Japanese (as well as Chinese in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate).

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Mewtwo was planned to be a playable character in Super Smash Bros., but time constraints posed as an issue, so it was left out.[3]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

SmashWiki article: Mewtwo (SSBM)

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mewtwo is an unlockable character. Mewtwo appears after the player has played a total of twenty hours of Melee matches with one player, ten hours with two players, six hours and forty minutes with three players, and five hours with four players; alternatively, the player can play 700 Melee matches. Mewtwo must then be defeated on Final Destination to be unlocked.

Mewtwo's moves are powerful and it can jump high, but it is a lightweight fighter, making it easier to launch, and it does not move as fast as other characters; while it has a high air speed, Mewtwo has a low fall speed and its running and walking speeds are low. Mewtwo also floats above the ground, making it an easy target to send flying and even KO at low damage percentages, and it also has low traction. Mewtwo also possesses a strong grab, and its throw moves pack a strong punch as well. Its standard special is Shadow Ball, which charges and fires a ball of dark energy, dealing electric energy. Its side special is Confusion, which tosses opponents onto the ground and damages them while deflecting projectiles (however, the reflected projectile does not damage opponents); the move can also bypass opponents' shields. Mewtwo's down special is Disable, which temporarily dazes any opponents that it is facing, damaging them; the move dazes opponents for longer if they have a higher damage percentage, and using Disable on an already dazed opponent causes them to fly off. If the move is used on an opponent in the air, then they will only briefly flinch. Finally, Mewtwo's up special is Teleport, which enables Mewtwo to disappear and reappear in a different location, similarly to Zelda's Farore's Wind.

Mewtwo does not use its hands to hold items, using telekinetic powers instead, making the items hover before it. A similar style is seen when Mewtwo hangs on a cliff or grabs another character. The only time it does touch an item is when using the Parasol. Mewtwo is voiced by Masachika Ichimura in both English and Japanese.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Mewtwo's trophy appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Mewtwo is one of the five characters who did not return in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character (the other four being Dr. Mario, Young Link, Pichu, and Roy). Data exists on the disc for Mewtwo as a playable character, however, meaning that at one point in development it may have been a character in the game. It does, however, have the appearance of a trophy, which can be obtained by completing All-Star Mode on Intense difficulty.

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

SmashWiki article: Mewtwo (SSB4)

Originally, Mewtwo only appeared as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Additionally, a Mega Mewtwo X & Y trophy appeared exclusively for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

During the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza, however, Mewtwo was confirmed to appear as a downloadable fighter for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.[4] It is one of three cut characters from Super Smash Bros. Brawl to return, alongside Dr. Mario and Roy (the latter also appearing as a downloadable fighter). Mewtwo was released publicly as paid content at the Nintendo eShop on April 28, 2015, but players who had registered Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U onto their Club Nintendo account before the end of March 31, 2015 received free download codes for Mewtwo on April 15, 2015. Mewtwo's design as a playable character in this game is closer to its current appearance, and it is now voiced by Keiji Fujiwara. The tagline for Mewtwo's Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trailer, "Mewtwo Strikes Back!", is a reference to the name of the first Pokémon movie.

While Mewtwo's moveset is identical to that of its Super Smash Bros. Melee incarnation, it has been given a Final Smash: Psystrike, in which it Mega Evolves into Mega Mewtwo Y and fires a large ball of psychic energy across the screen in the direction Mewtwo is facing, stunning any opponents in its path; the stunned opponents then take heavy damage and are launched away as Mewtwo returns to normal. Some of Mewtwo's other moves have also been altered: for instance, projectiles deflected while performing Confusion can deal damage to opponents, and using Disable on a dazed opponent no longer directly sends them flying, instead dealing a significant amount of damage. Mewtwo is also much lighter (only being heavier than Jigglypuff), and moves faster than in Super Smash Bros. Melee, while keeping its attack power. Additionally, Mewtwo still offers one of the highest air speed attributes in the game, losing only to Yoshi and Jigglypuff, but its high air speed is offset by very low air acceleration, and its falling speed is above average as well.

When Mewtwo is downloaded, it can appear in all the solo game modes, except for Events. In All-Star mode, Mewtwo appears between Diddy Kong and Pikachu. However, Mewtwo's inclusion has no effect on any of the challenges.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters § Mewtwo

Appearances in other Super Mario-related media[edit]

Mario Artist: Paint Studio[edit]

Artwork of Mewtwo from Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Green Version can be used as a stamp in Mario Artist: Paint Studio.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Mewtwo costume

Mewtwo is one of the Costume Mario costumes that can be unlocked in Super Mario Maker, either with a Mewtwo amiibo or as a random unlock by completing the 100 Mario Challenge. Mewtwo's sprite is based on its overworld sprite from the Nintendo DS Pokémon games, though like the other Pokémon costumes in the game (excluding the Event Course costumes), Mewtwo does not have any unique sound effects, instead using the default Super Mario Bros. sounds.

Quotes[edit]

  • "Watashi wa naze koko ni iru no ka...? (Why am I here...?)" - Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Oroka na...! (Foolish...!)" - Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Audio samples[edit]

Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Melee - Mewtwo performing Confusion. (Masachika Ichimura, 2001)
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Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - "Watashi wa makeru wake ni wa ikanai! (I cannot afford to lose!)" - Winning a versus match. (Keiji Fujiwara, 2014)
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミュウツー
Myūtsū
From「ミュウ」(Myū, "Mew") and "two"

Chinese (simplified) 超梦 (Taiwan, China)
Chāomèng
Ultimate dream

Chinese (traditional) 超夢夢 (Hong Kong)
Chīumuhngmuhng
超夢 (Taiwan, China)
Chāomèng

"Super Mew". 夢夢 (Muhngmuhng) is Mew's Cantonese Chinese name and means "two dreams".

Ultimate dream

German Mewtu
 
Korean 뮤츠
Myucheu
Mewtwo

Russian Мьюту
M'yutu
Mewtwo

Spanish Mewtwo
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Roy[edit]

Roy from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Roy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
“Failure is not an option!”
Roy, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Roy is a fifteen-year-old swordsman and the main protagonist of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, though he made his first appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Roy is the son of Eliwood of the House Pherae, taking over leadership of Pherae's army in place of his ill father during the Disturbance of Bern.

Since his initial appearances, he has made subsequent minor appearances in other Fire Emblem games and returned as a downloadable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and as an unlockable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Roy is the only fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to share a name with another fighter in the same game. Despite this, the announcer has unique voices for each one:

  • In English (which is also used in Japanese, Korean, and, for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Chinese) and German, Fire Emblem Roy's name is spoken in a more energetic tone, similar to the announcer in Super Smash Bros. Melee, while Roy Koopa's name is spoken in a deeper tone.
  • In French and Dutch (in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate), the announcer calls Fire Emblem Roy with a slightly higher-pitched voice than Roy Koopa; conversely, in Spanish, he calls Roy Koopa with a slightly higher-pitched voice instead.
  • In Italian, the announcer rolls the "r" much longer for Roy Koopa, while Fire Emblem Roy is pronounced with a longer "o".
  • In the Russian version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fire Emblem Roy is pronounced with a shorter "o" than Roy Koopa.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

SmashWiki article: Roy (SSBM)

Roy is an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, unlocked by beating Classic or Adventure Mode as Marth or by playing 900 Melee matches, then by defeating him on Temple. During development, Nintendo of America and Masahiro Sakurai discussed possibly removing Roy for the Western release of the game, but ultimately decided to keep him in.[5] Roy's moves are similar to Marth's, but are strongest at the hilt of his blade. In general, Marth's sweetspotted attacks are stronger than Roy's, but the sweetspot on Roy's sword is larger. As an aesthetic detail, some of Roy's moves deal fire damage, reflecting the fire powers of his sword in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. Roy is voiced by Jun Fukuyama; like Marth, all of his voice clips are kept from the Japanese release, reflecting the Japan-only status of the Fire Emblem series at the time.

Roy's neutral special move is Flare Blade, which has Roy charge a sword strike that deals an explosion; fully charged, Roy's Flare Blade is capable of instantly KO-ing any opponent, though Roy also takes recoil damage. His side special move is Double-Edge Dance, which is similar to Marth's Dancing Blade in that Roy performs a series of four sword slashes, and can change the attack by angling the control stick at certain points; in addition, the third down hit and the final hit for all directions deal fire damage, and the third up hit is a meteor smash rather than the third down hit. His up special move is Blazer, which sends Roy into the air as he slashes upward, dealing fire damage to opponents. Finally, his down special move is Counter, which deals more damage than Marth's version of the move (1.5× damage) but is slower and does not remain active as long.

In this game, Roy (along with Ganondorf and Sheik) does not appear as an opponent in the game's Classic Mode. As a result, his introduction image for Classic Mode goes unused.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Roy's only appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is as a Sticker, depicting his regular appearance in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. It increases the power of slashing attacks by 24.

While Roy is not a playable character in the game, files for Roy exist on the game disc, indicating that he may have been planned to be a playable character at one point.

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

SmashWiki article: Roy (SSB4)

Roy is a downloadable character along with Mewtwo, Lucas, Ryu, Corrin, and Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, released the same day as Lucas and Ryu, on June 14, 2015. His appearance in this title is primarily based on his Great Lord design in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, while taking elements from his appearance as downloadable content in Fire Emblem Awakening. His voice actor from Super Smash Bros. Melee, Jun Fukuyama, reprises his role for this game, giving Roy new voice clips.

Like in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Roy's attacks are strongest when hitting closer to the hilt of the blade, with yellow sword trails that indicate the sweetspot on his sword similar to Marth. While his special moveset has not changed from his previous appearance, some of Roy's other moves and animations have been altered to further differentiate him from Marth. He also moves faster than he does in Super Smash Bros. Melee, especially while in the air, though he is also heavier than before. In addition, as a result of the redesign, Roy is around the same height as Marth rather than being shorter, though his attacks still do not reach as far. Finally, Roy has been given a Final Smash: Critical Hit, which operates differently from Marth and Lucina's version of the attack and involves him swinging his sword overhead to trap opponents before slashing and launching them with a large blast; like with Marth and Lucina's Critical Hit, cosmetic health bars designed after the ones from Fire Emblem Awakening appear at the end of the move, showing the opponents' health drop rapidly to 0. The move is based on Roy's critical hit animation when using the Binding Blade in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Additionally, one of Marth's alternate costumes resembles Roy's original appearance.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Main article: List of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters § Roy

Quotes[edit]

  • "I won't lose!"
  • "That was a fierce battle!"
  • "Failure is not an option!"
  • "Now the true battle begins!"

Audio samples[edit]

Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - "Mamoru beki mono no tameni, makerarenai!" (For those whom I must protect, I won't lose!) - Winning a versus match (Jun Fukuyama, 2014)
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Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - "Failure is not an option!" - Winning a versus match (Ray Chase, 2018)
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロイ
Roi
Roy

Chinese (simplified) 罗伊
Luōyī
Roy

Chinese (traditional) 羅伊
Luōyī
Roy

Korean 로이
Roi
Roy

Russian Рой
Roy
 

Spanish Roy
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Mr. Game & Watch[edit]

Mr. Game & Watch from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mr. Game & Watch in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Main article: Mr. Game & Watch § Super Smash Bros. series

In all of his Super Smash Bros. series appearances, Mr. Game & Watch appears as an unlockable character.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo Power volume 99, page 104.
  2. ^ IGN.com. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
  3. ^ http://games.yahoo.co.jp/qa/detail?qid=1090755405
  4. ^ Wii U - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza. Posted to YouTube by Nintendo (October 23, 2014). Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  5. ^ Soma (December 13, 2015). Sakurai Interview: Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary. Source Gaming. Retrieved December 31, 2015.