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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 counter, 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 display on the stage selection screen, in the Vs. screen of Classic mode, and in the background for personal Target Smash levels. 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 symbols in the original Super Smash Flash.

List of series symbols

Below is a list that compiles and explains each symbol's source origin:

Main symbols

Symbol Universe Description
Animal Crossing symbol
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 symbol
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 he is using Bankai.
Bomberman symbol
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 symbol
Castlevania A cross, one of the multiple weapon choices in the Castlevania games.
Chibi-Robo! symbol
Chibi-Robo! A plug, it extends from the rear of Chibi-Robo and is used to recharge his battery.
Donkey Kong symbol
Donkey Kong The letters "DK". These are seen on Donkey Kong's tie. Also found on DK Barrels.
Dragon Ball symbol
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 symbol
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.[1]
F-Zero symbol
F-Zero A falcon. It is seen as the golden crest on Captain Falcon's helmet.
FINAL FANTASY symbol
FINAL FANTASY A crystal; a legendary and mystical object that has appeared in every FINAL FANTASY game to date.
Fire Emblem symbol
Fire Emblem The Falchion. It is Marth's sword in the Fire Emblem games.
Game & Watch symbol
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 symbol
Golden Sun The sun emblem, as seen on the logo for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.
Kid Icarus symbol
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 symbol
KINGDOM HEARTS A crown, as depicted in every game logo of the series. Crowns are also costume modifications Sora can equip.
Kirby symbol
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 symbol
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 symbol
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 symbol
Metal Gear FOX Unit's insignia, it originates from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater; it is also the Kojima Productions logo.
Metroid symbol
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 symbol
Naruto The symbol of Hidden Leaf Village (木ノ葉隠れの里). Naruto has this symbol carved on his headband.
Nintendo 3DS symbol
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 symbol
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 symbol
PAC-MAN PAC-MAN's iconic wedge form, hailing from the very first PAC-MAN arcade game.
Pikmin symbol
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 symbol
Pokémon A Poké Ball, the item used to capture and store Pokémon.
Rayman symbol
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 symbol
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 symbol
Star Fox A winged fox. This logo adorns each of Team Star Fox's various vehicles.
Steel Diver symbol
Steel Diver The ND-03 BlueShark, one of the selectable Steel Diver submarines from the series of the same name.
Street Fighter symbol
Street Fighter The letters "SF", the initials of the game series using the characteristic font style from Street Fighter II.
Super Smash Bros. symbol
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.[2] This symbol, by default, also classifies any original content implemented in Super Smash Flash 2.
Super Smash Flash 2 symbol
Super Smash Flash 2 A fiery "2", as seen on the Super Smash Flash 2 logo sans the inner Smash Bros. symbol.
Tales symbol
Tales The stone compass, as seen on the Tales of Symphonia logo.
The Legend of Zelda symbol
The Legend of Zelda The completed Triforce, the divine and powerful relic of Hyrule, and the driving force of the series.
Wario symbol
Wario A "W" for "Wario". This is imprinted on Wario's cap and gloves.
Yoshi symbol
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.

Minor symbols

There are no specific universes assigned to these symbols, but nonetheless, they receive a similar, yet brief, treatment as main symbols.

Representation Symbol Description
Music symbol
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 symbol
Random stage A rocky platform with a question mark. This symbol is visible on the stage selection screen on the random spot.
Solo symbol
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 match. 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.

Former symbols

No 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.

Universe Symbol Description
Bleach symbol (beta)
Bleach The actual hollow mask. It was changed into the skull logo as it is the symbol on Ichigo's Soul Reaper badge and represents the Bleach series in outer media.
Bomberman symbol (beta 1)
Bomberman Also a bomb, but considerably bigger and sporting a simpler, minimal design.
Bomberman symbol (beta 2)
Yet another bomb, but with light reflections. The fuse base was considerably larger and the fuse itself had smoother edges.
Chibi-Robo! symbol (beta)
Chibi-Robo! Also a plug, but with a considerably fatter design, as well as a more evident setoff and curvier edges.
FINAL FANTASY symbol (beta)
FINAL FANTASY Also a crystal, but considerably flatter and slanted to the right.
Mega Man symbol (beta)
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 symbol (beta)
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 symbol
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 symbol (beta)
Rayman The white O-shaped crest, visible on Rayman's shirt.
Rayman symbol (unused)
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 symbol (beta)
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.

Trivia

FINAL FANTASY symbol (3DS - Wii U)
Castlevania symbol (Ultimate)
Metal Gear symbol (Ultimate)
Official series symbols' counterparts in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • As a result of their early implementation into the Super Smash Flash series before their eventual inclusion into the Super Smash Bros. series, FINAL FANTASY and Castlevania are currently the only universes to have visibly different symbols from the ones they have in the official titles (the series' initials "FF" and the silhouette of a bat and Dracula's Castle, respectively).
    • Likewise, Metal Gear was also 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.

Note

  1. 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.

References

  1. EarthBound Central, "The World is MOTHER"
  2. Source Gaming, "Your source for gaming!"
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