Sandbag, an example of background character on Waiting Room.

Background characters are minor characters in the Super Smash Flash series that make cameo appearances in their corresponding home stages, normally without interfering in the battles. As such, background characters should not be confused with stage hazards.

With the severely limited stage selection of Super Smash Flash, the game only had one background character in its eight stages, but Super Smash Flash 2 includes many background characters in its large and growing list of stages.

In Super Smash Flash

Whispy Woods appearing on Dream Land.

In Super Smash Flash 2

CLEODBOT appearing on the Waiting Room Halloween theme.

  • Waiting Room has multiple background characters that appear in its several designs.
    • On Waiting Room's normal variant, Sandbag appears on both couches. The one on the left couch stands and occasionally blinks, and the one on the right couch lies down and sleeps on it.
    • On Waiting Room's Halloween theme, a Boo can be seen floating above the left couch. CLEODBOT also appears for a brief moment on the televisions as they transition from a spooky face to the SSF2 logo.
    • On Waiting Room's Christmas theme, Sandbag wearing a Santa hat can be seen jumping happily on the left couch.
  • Lava Bubbles jump in from lava in the back of Bowser's Castle.
  • On Galaxy Tours, a few Lumas are seen soaring around the Starship Mario. The Luma known as Lubba can also be seen in front of the steering wheel of the ship.
  • On Mushroom Kingdom, Koopa Troopas are walking back and forth on the platforms in the background. Also, a Buzzy Beetle is bouncing endlessly on a spring in the background.

Mini-Neckies appearing on Jungle Hijinx.

  • Multiple Mini-Necky flocks appear on Jungle Hijinx, flying from one side of the screen to the other.
  • Pak E. Derm walks back and forth behind the trees on Yoshi's Story.
  • Jimmy T. appears during the Taunt! microgame on WarioWare, Inc..
  • On Crateria, a Geemer appears walking around in a tunnel, in the bottom platform's right (from the viewer perspective).
  • King Dedede can be seen flying across Dream Land in the background, from the left side to the right. A group of three Bronto Burts can also occasionally be seen flying in a wavy pattern in the background, from the right side to the left.

Beldum appearing on Pokémon Colosseum.

The Straw Hat Pirates on Thousand Sunny.

  • On Thousand Sunny, members of the Straw Hat Pirates Crew can be seen in the background. They cheer upon a KO being scored.
    • Roronoa Zoro is seen sleeping with his three swords alongside him.
    • Nami stares at a piece of paper, while sometimes looking at the screen.
    • Sanji is watching the fight while smoking a cigarette.
    • Franky watches the fight from the deck of the ship.
    • Nico Robin is seen reading a book on one of the staircases.
    • Usopp is cheering for the fighters by raising his fists in a pattern.
    • Brook plays music from his guitar on the staircase's railing.
    • Tony Tony Chopper simply idles while watching the fight.
  • Hidden Leaf Village has multiple background characters.
    • Chōji Akimichi is seen sitting at the Ichuraku Ramen bar, eating a lot of ramen.
    • Gaara is seen left to the bar, bending some sand.
    • Hinata Hyūga will occasionally lean out from the right side of the bar.
    • Itachi Uchiha teleports in to the plateau on the background, to later teleport out.
    • Rock Lee is seen doing one-handed push-ups in front of a flower shop.
    • Shikamaru Nara can be seen snoozing on the bar's rooftop.

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