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Mario, Link, Kirby, and Pikachu enter Waiting Room in Super Smash Flash 2.

The on-screen appearance, also known as an intro or entrance, is a short unique animation for each character entering the battlefield during the three second countdown before battle. It is a minor feature in the main Super Smash Bros. games with the exception of Super Smash Bros. Melee. It is present in Super Smash Flash 2 as well. It has no effect whatsoever on gameplay other than visually dramatic and comedic purposes, with the exception of Wario, whose Wario Waft begins charging the moment he enters the stage. Each entrance relates to that character's universe, such as Mario entering in through a Warp Pipe.

In Super Smash Flash

Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Shadow's on-screen appearance in SSF.

Character entrances in this game are based on Melee's, where they do not have unique entrances, instead starting out as trophies that come to life at the start of the match. However, in Super Smash Flash, characters hover in the air before dropping onto the stage.

In Super Smash Flash 2

Like in most official Smash games, characters in SSF2 have unique character entrances. During the time when on-screen appearances are occurring, the game cannot be paused.

List of on-screen appearances

Character On-screen appearance
Bandana Dee Floats to the ground slowly due to his open parasol.
Black Mage Jumps from a character selection menu.
Bomberman A small bomb explodes, which he hops out of.
Bowser Takes two steps forward while swiping with his claws twice.
Captain Falcon Jumps out of the Blue Falcon.
Chibi-Robo Comes out of the Chibi-House.
Donkey Kong Pops out from a DK Barrel.
Falco Falls from high up in the air face-first and lands in a crouching position.
Fox Falls from high up in the air and lands on his feet with a hand on the ground.
Ganondorf Emerges from the liquid-like vortex of darkness. His eyes glow white as he emerges, similar to the Game Over screen from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
Goku Flies in on the Kinto'un (筋斗雲), then jumps to the stage as it flies away.
Ichigo Arrives on battlefield using Shunpō, turns around, and unsheathes his Zanpakutō.
Isaac Falls slowly and lands on the ground.
Jigglypuff Gets released from a Poké Ball and says "Jigglypuff!".
Kirby Crash lands in on a Warp Star.
Krystal Falls from high up in the air and lands on her feet and one hand.
Link Appears in a whirlwind and unsheathes his sword.
Lloyd Teleports to the battlefield using the Eternal Sword, then unleashes Flamberge and the Vorpal Sword from it.
Lucario Hovers in place, emitting aura energy around himself before descending down to the stage.
Luffy Grips onto the stage with a stretched hand and rockets onto while in a sitting position, then gets up and makes his stance pose.
Luigi Jumps out from a red Warp Pipe with his hands on his face in a similar fashion to his Luigi's Mansion pose and says, "Let's-a go.".
Mario Jumps out from a green Warp Pipe and says "Let's-a go!".
Marth Warps to the battlefield using Warp Magic.
Mega Man Teleports to the stage.
Meta Knight Teleports to the stage using the Dimensional Cape.
Mr. Game & Watch Moves along a line of unlit Mr. Game & Watch LCD cells.
Naruto Teleports to the battlefield using the Body Flicker Technique (瞬身の術).
Ness Teleports in using PK Teleport, then shakes off the soot he gathered after crashing.
PAC-MAN Starts out as the classic PAC-MAN sprite and then jumps out of it into his normal form.
Peach Appears spinning out of a shower of hearts, then winks and poses with her parasol saying "Hi!".
Pichu Gets released from a Poké Ball and says "Pichu!".
Pikachu Gets released from a Poké Ball.
Pit Descends from the sky with a heavenly light.
Rayman Falls from high up in the air and lands on his feet and hands with his hair over his face.
Ryu Falls to the ground and throws aside his bag.
Samus Exits from a Super Metroid-styled save point.
Sandbag A part of the Home-Run Contest stadium roadway briefly appears, then, Sandbag comes flying and lands on it and proceeds to get up, following with the road disappearing.
Sheik Appears out from a cloud of smoke.
Simon Swings onto the stage with his whip from a Ring Grapple and says, "To arms!".
Sonic Jumps onto the stage in ball form from the foreground.
Sora Flies out of a keyhole shaped portal and says "Let's go!".
Tails Flies onto the stage while waving at the screen.
Waluigi Jumps out from a yellow Warp Pipe.
Wario Climbs out from a bonus, purple Warp Pipe.
Yoshi Hatches from a Yoshi Egg.
Zelda Teleports in using Farore's Wind with Din's Fire in her hand.
Zero Suit Samus Jumps out of her gunship.


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  • Wario is currently the only character who has a different on-screen appearance from the one he has in the main Super Smash Bros. games. In the main Super Smash Bros. games, he drives onto the stage using the Wario Bike, while in SSF2 he climbs out of a purple Warp Pipe.
    • Prior to Beta, he would drive in with the Wario Car.