The Cave

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This article is about a stage in The Subspace Emissary of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. For the fourth world in Donkey Kong Country Returns, see Cave.
The Cave
The Cave Brawl screenshot.png
Game Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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The Cave is a stage in The Subspace Emissary in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It, The Lake, The Swamp, and The Jungle are among the stages to feature more Super Mario representation. Nearly all of the enemies in The Cave are Super Mario enemies, making the level comparable to a side-scrolling level in the Super Mario series. The first playthrough of The Cave features two Super Mario fighters, Mario and Yoshi, and three others representing a different series: Pit from Kid Icarus; Link from The Legend of Zelda, and Kirby from Kirby.

After arriving at Castle Dedede, Mario, Yoshi, Kirby, Link, and Pit find a cave behind a broken wall in the throne room. Assuming King Dedede fled into the caverns, they follow it. When they reach the end of the cave, they find not King Dedede, but Bowser instead. Mario proceeds to attack the Koopa king only to back off after seeing that Bowser is using Peach/Zelda's trophy as a shield. Pit fires an arrow at Bowser, who dodges it but falls off a cliff. He comes back in his Koopa Clown Car cackling at the group as he flees to the Halberd with his prize. Kirby goes to inspect the Dedede badge that fell off of Peach/Zelda's trophy.

Meanwhile, the Ancient Minister has set up another Subspace Bomb at Castle Dedede and detonates it, allowing the castle to be engulfed into subspace. At the same time, Ganondorf is contacted by Master Hand, who gives him his next assignment. Ganondorf then bows while grinning, hinting his eventual betrayal.



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