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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

Universe Symbol Description
Animal Crossing
Animal Crossing symbol
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
Bleach symbol
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
Bomberman symbol
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
Castlevania symbol
A cross, one of the multiple weapon choices in the Castlevania games.
Chibi-Robo!
Chibi-Robo! symbol
A plug, it extends from the rear of Chibi-Robo and is used to recharge his battery.
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong symbol
The letters "DK". These are seen on Donkey Kong's tie. Also found on DK Barrels.
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball symbol
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
EarthBound symbol
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
F-Zero symbol
A falcon. It is seen as the golden crest on Captain Falcon's helmet.
FINAL FANTASY
FINAL FANTASY symbol
A crystal; a legendary and mystical object that has appeared in every FINAL FANTASY game to date.
Fire Emblem
Fire Emblem symbol
The Falchion. It is Marth's sword in the Fire Emblem games.
Game & Watch
Game & Watch symbol
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
Golden Sun symbol
The sun emblem, as seen on the logo for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.
Kid Icarus
Kid Icarus symbol
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
KINGDOM HEARTS symbol
A crown, as depicted in every game logo of the series. Crowns are also costume modifications Sora can equip.
Kirby
Kirby symbol
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
Mario symbol
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
Mega Man symbol
A cog, representing Mega Man's robotic origin. Cogs are also a common motif on Japanese promotional materials for Mega Man.
Metal Gear
Metal Gear symbol
FOX Unit's insignia, it originates from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater; it is also the Kojima Productions logo.
Metroid
Metroid symbol
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
Naruto symbol
The symbol of Hidden Leaf Village (木ノ葉隠れの里). Naruto has this symbol carved on his headband.
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS symbol
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
One Piece symbol
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 symbol
PAC-MAN's iconic wedge form, hailing from the very first PAC-MAN arcade game.
Pikmin
Pikmin symbol
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
Pokémon symbol
A Poké Ball, the item used to capture and store Pokémon.
Rayman
Rayman symbol
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 symbol
Sonic's head in profile. It is often used to represent Sonic and used in Sonic Team's logo, albeit with eyes.
Star Fox
Star Fox symbol
A winged fox. This logo adorns each of Team Star Fox's various vehicles.
Steel Diver
Steel Diver symbol
The ND-03 BlueShark, one of the selectable Steel Diver submarines from the series of the same name.
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. symbol
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.
Tales
Tales symbol
The stone compass, as seen on the Tales of Symphonia logo.
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda symbol
The completed Triforce, the divine and powerful relic of Hyrule, and the driving force of the series.
Wario
Wario symbol
A "W" for "Wario". This is imprinted on Wario's cap and gloves.
Yoshi
Yoshi symbol
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
Music symbol
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. Prior to that, the symbol can also be seen in the Music bar from the Sounds sub-menu found within Options.
Random stage
Random symbol
A rocky platform with a question mark. This symbol is visible on the stage selection screen on the random spot.
Solo
Solo symbol
A medium shot of a humanoid figure; this symbol can be seen on notices that tell the player he/she has 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

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The subject was never implemented or was removed, cut or altered at some point of its development, and this article pertains to its original implementation.

These symbols were present at some point before being discarded due to updated symbols.

Universe Symbol Description
Bleach
Bleach symbol (beta)
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
Bomberman symbol (beta)
Also a bomb, but with light reflections. The fuse base was considerably larger and the fuse itself had smoother edges.
Chibi-Robo!
Chibi-Robo! symbol (beta)
Also a plug, but with a considerably fatter design, as well as a more evident setoff and curvier edges.
FINAL FANTASY
FINAL FANTASY symbol (beta)
Also a crystal, but considerably flatter and slanted to the right.
Mega Man
Mega Man symbol (beta)
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
Naruto symbol (beta)
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
Nintendo DS symbol
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
Rayman symbol (beta)
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
Tales symbol (beta)
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 Rayman universe is the only one to have had three different symbols throughout SSF2's development cycle.

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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