Characters in the Super Smash Bros. series
The fighting game series Super Smash Bros. from Nintendo was started in 1999. It features many video game characters from different series. There are over 80 playable characters across the series. Most of these are from series owned by Nintendo, but there are also some third-party ones as well. There are also other non-player characters, such as enemies, bosses, and power-ups.
Each game in the series has a number of playable characters called "fighters". These characters are mostly from Nintendo series. There are currently 85 fighters in the entire series. Starting with Super Smash Bros.Brawl, characters from non-Nintendo series started being added. There will also be 3 more in Ultimate, but they haven't been added yet. At the start of each game, some of the fighters will be hidden. To unlock a hidden fighter, players need to reach certain goals and then defeat that fighter in a match.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros.Ultimate, players can make their own Mii Fighters. Mii Fighters have costumes which can be unlocked or bought as downloadable content. Many of these costumes are based on characters and series which do not have playable characters, such as Heihachi Mishima from Tekken, Sans from Undertale, Cuphead from Cuphead, Vault Boy from Fallout and Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes. All games have fighters that share a lot of moves and properties with other characters, but with some small differences. In Ultimate, these characters are called "Echo Fighters".
- Bowser Jr.'s alternate costumes change the character's name and appearance to be one of the Koopalings: Larry, Roy, Wendy, Iggy, Morton, Lemmy, or Ludwig.
- In Brawl and Ultimate, Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard are one character, under "Pokémon Trainer". The Pokémon Trainer stays in the background while the player plays as one of the Pokémon. The player can switch between them while playing. In 3DS/Wii U, only Charizard is in the game.
- In Ultimate, this character is an Echo Fighter.
- There are some name differences between the NTSC and PAL versions. The characters "Duck Hunt" and "Mii Swordfighter" (in NTSC versions) are called "Duck Hunt Duo" and "Mii Sword Fighter" in PAL versions.
- The Hero represents four different protagonists from the Dragon Quest series. His normal appearance is the Luminary/Eleven from Dragon Quest XI. Erdrick/Arusu from Dragon Quest III, Solo from Dragon Quest IV, and Eight from Dragon Quest VIII are alternate costumes in the game.
- In 3DS/Wii U and Ultimate, half of Olimar's alternate costumes change his name and appearance to Alph, a character from Pikmin 3.
- In Brawl, Zero Suit Samus is an alternate form of Samus not shown on the character select screen. Players can switch back and forth between the two by using a specific attack. The two were split and became their own characters, starting with 3DS/Wii U.
- In Melee and Brawl, Sheik is an alternate form of Zelda not shown on the character select screen. Players can switch back and forth between the two by using a specific attack. The two were split and became their own characters, starting with 3DS/Wii U.
- Steve's alternate costumes change the character's name and appearance to Alex, a Zombie or an Enderman.
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