A series symbol is a distinctive iconography that represents an in-game universe in the Super Smash Bros. series and that is also present in Super Smash Flash 2. These symbols are assigned to playable characters, stages, and, to an extent, items.[Note 1] Within the game, the symbol can be seen next to a character's damage meter, taking on the same color of the player's number. It can also be seen behind the character's portrait on the character selection screen, next to the stage's name on the stage selection screen, in the background and targets for character-specific Break the Targets levels, and on the right side of unlock notices. Pages on the Smash Flash DOJO!!! also carry a symbol on the upper left corner of the update. Despite being a simplistic feature, there were no such symbols in the original Super Smash Flash.
List of series symbols
Below is a list that compiles and explains each symbol's source origin:
|Animal Crossing||A leaf with a "bite" taken out of it. It represents a piece of furniture when not indoors, and is also the logo of Tom Nook's shop.|
|Bleach||A stylized skull. This appears on Ichigo's Soul Reaper badge, and it also bears a similarity to the Hollow mask that Ichigo wears when using his Hollowfication technique.|
|Bomberman||A bomb, the main weapon a Bomberman uses to blast out other Bombermen, soft blocks or other enemies, as seen as the substitute for the letter 'O' in the series' title.|
|Castlevania||The silhouette of a bat and Dracula's Castle, the latter is usually the main setting for many Castlevania games, starting with the NES game.|
|Chibi-Robo!||A plug, it extends from the rear of Chibi-Robo and is used to recharge his battery.|
|Donkey Kong||The letters "DK". These are seen on Donkey Kong's tie. Also found on DK Barrels.|
|Dragon Ball||The four-star Dragon Ball. This one in particular is the one mostly associated with Goku, because it is a present from his adoptive grandfather, Gohan.|
|EarthBound||The Earth, as seen as the substitute for the letter 'O' in the series' Japanese title (Mother). Based on the "The Blue Marble", a famous photo of Earth from space.|
|F-Zero||A falcon. It is seen as the golden crest on Captain Falcon's helmet.|
|FINAL FANTASY||The letters "FF", the series' initials, rendered in the font used for the franchise's iconic logo. Taken directly from the Finest FANTASY For ADVANCE logo for the Game Boy Advance exclusive FINAL FANTASY games. This could also be a reference to how the series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, back when creating the series, initially wanted the then-nameless first game to be abbreviated as "FF" (エフエフ, Efu Efu) before finally choosing FINAL FANTASY.|
|Fire Emblem||The Falchion. It is Marth's sword in the Fire Emblem games.|
|Game & Watch||A Game & Watch character wearing a helmet and ringing a bell, representing the alarm feature of the Game & Watch units; this symbol in particular is seemingly based on the alarm from the Game & Watch, Helmet.|
|Golden Sun||The sun emblem, as seen on the logo for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.|
|Kid Icarus||Palutena's Bow, Pit's main weapon that debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. A similar symbol became the bow-type weapon symbol in Kid Icarus: Uprising.|
|KINGDOM HEARTS||A crown, as depicted in every game logo of the series. Crowns are also costume modifications Sora can equip.|
|Kirby||A Warp Star, the main method of transportation Kirby uses to travel between areas, often at high speeds. It may also represent Pop Star, Kirby's similarly-shaped home planet.|
|Mario||A Super Mushroom, one of the common power-ups in the Mushroom Kingdom which usually makes the user grow in size and strength.|
|Mega Man||A cog, representing Mega Man's robotic origin. Cogs are also a common motif on Japanese promotional materials for Mega Man.|
|Metal Gear||FOX Unit's insignia, it originates from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater; it is also the Kojima Productions logo.|
|Metroid||The Screw Attack, a recurring item first seen in Metroid and later used as the logo of some games like Metroid Fusion. It is also used for suit upgrades in the Metroid Prime series.|
|Naruto||The symbol of Hidden Leaf Village (木ノ葉隠れの里). Naruto has this symbol carved on his headband.|
|Nintendo 3DS||The Nintendo 3DS system family icon. It appears mainly on websites dedicated to the consoles and can be seen on Miiverse profiles, in a simplified form, if the user has vinculated a console from the 3DS family.|
|One Piece||The Straw Hat Pirates Jolly Roger (麦わらの一味 ドクロ). It is also Luffy's personal Jolly Roger.|
|PAC-MAN||PAC-MAN's iconic wedge form, hailing from the very first PAC-MAN arcade game.|
|Pikmin||A Pikmin's flower (known as "Bacopa Cabana"); fully grown Pikmin have these flowers on their stems. The flower also appears on the Onions, acting as their main propeller.|
|Pokémon||A Poké Ball, the item used to capture and store Pokémon.|
|Rayman||A Lum, a shiny, bug-like creature that holds magical energy which is a recurring element in the Rayman games. It is depicted with its Rayman 2: The Great Escape appearance.|
|Sonic||Sonic's head in profile. It is often used to represent Sonic and used in Sonic Team's logo, albeit with eyes.|
|Star Fox||A winged fox. This logo adorns each of Team Star Fox's various vehicles.|
|Steel Diver||The ND-03 BlueShark, one of the selectable Steel Diver submarines from the series of the same name.|
|Street Fighter||The letters "SF", the initials of the game series using the characteristic font style from Street Fighter II.|
|Super Smash Bros.||An asymmetrical cross in a circle, which, according to Super Smash Bros. creator, Masahiro Sakurai, represents the crossover between the various Nintendo characters in the games while the fours sections represent the four-player battles. This symbol, by default, also classifies any original content implemented in Super Smash Flash 2.|
|Super Smash Flash 2||A fiery "2", as seen on the Super Smash Flash 2 logo sans the inner Smash Bros. symbol.|
|Tales||The stone compass, as seen on the Tales of Symphonia logo.|
|The Legend of Zelda||The completed Triforce, the divine and powerful relic of Hyrule, and the driving force of the series.|
|Urban Champion||A three-story building, various conform the background of the NES game, Urban Champion.|
|Wario||A "W" for "Wario". This is imprinted on Wario's cap and gloves.|
|Yoshi||A Yoshi's egg, Yoshis hatch from this egg and it can be utilized as ammunition. Also used as Yoshi's symbol in all Mario spin-offs.|
There are no specific universes assigned to these symbols, but nonetheless, they receive a similar, yet brief, treatment as main symbols.
|Music||A musical note, particularly an eighth note or quaver. This symbol can be seen right on the notice that tells the player alternate music tracks have become available, and it can also be seen in the upper-left corner of the screen when muting or unmuting the game. Prior to that, the symbol can also be seen in the Music bar from the Sounds sub-menu found within Options.|
|Random stage||A rocky platform with a question mark. This symbol is visible on the stage selection screen on the random spot.|
|Solo||A medium shot of a humanoid figure; this symbol can be seen on notices that tell the player they have accomplished or unlocked something on event. Prior to that, the symbol can also be seen on the Solo button from the main menu, moreover, a variant having four humanoid figures can be seen on the Group button.|
|This section contains information pertaining to unused content.
The subject was never implemented or was removed, cut or altered at some point of its development, and this section pertains to its original implementation.
These symbols were present at some point before being discarded due to updated symbols.
|Bleach||A Hollow mask. It was changed to the skull logo as it is the symbol on Ichigo's Soul Reaper badge and represents the Bleach series in outer media.|
|Bomberman||Also a bomb, but considerably bigger and sporting a simpler, minimal design.|
|Yet another bomb, but with light reflections. The fuse base was considerably larger and the fuse itself had smoother edges.|
|Castlevania||A cross, one of the multiple weapon choices in the Castlevania games.|
|Chibi-Robo!||Also a plug, but with a considerably fatter design, as well as a more evident set-off and curvier edges.|
|FINAL FANTASY||A crystal; a legendary and mystical object that has appeared in every FINAL FANTASY game to date.|
|Also a crystal, but considerably flatter and slanted to the right.|
|Mega Man||Mega Man's helmet. It was changed into a cog to match its official appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.|
|Naruto||Also the symbol of the Hidden Leaf Village but less curvy and with a thicker line. It was changed to depict the leaf symbol more accurately as it is in the Naruto media.|
|Nintendo DS||The "dual screen" logo, it represents the upper and lower screens of the Nintendo DS which were used in part of its logo. Prominently featured on the casing for the DS Lite. It was used to catalogue Nintendo 3DS properties, but was changed because the Nintendo 3DS is, officially, not part of the DS system family.|
|Rayman||The white O-shaped crest, visible on Rayman's shirt.|
|Rayman's limbless shirt torso; this was visible on his reveal video, specifically during the splash art, but otherwise never seen inside the actual game.|
|Tales||Also the stone compass, except less detailed. It was changed to depict the compass more accurately to how it is in the Tales of Symphonia logo.|
- As a result of their early implementation into the Super Smash Flash series before their eventual inclusion into the Super Smash Bros. series, Metal Gear was given a new symbol in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate—an exclamation mark—replacing the old FOX Unit's insignia/Kojima Productions logo.
- Any plans to update these symbols by developers (as was the case for Mega Man) are unknown.
- The Bomberman and Rayman universes are the only ones to have had three symbols throughout SSF2's development cycle.
- Of the two, only Bomberman had its three symbols be virtually the same thing (a bomb) and all be released to the public.
- Only if there is a character or stage representative of the item's series; otherwise there's no symbol or sometimes the Super Smash Bros. symbol is assigned by default.