For the effect causing characters to be dazed for a period of time, see Stun.
Paralysis is a hit effect in Super Smash Flash 2. Targets hit by these attacks will be frozen in place for about two seconds, shaking back and forth, before taking knockback. The user of the paralyzing effect can follow up with a smash attack or other powerful move during the stun, making the effect very useful. Repeatedly using a paralyzing attack will not increase the duration of the effect. This is often confused with the electric effect.