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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 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:

Main symbols

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

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

Former symbols

No.svg 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.

Symbol Universe Description
Bleach symbol (beta).svg
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 symbol (beta 1).svg
Bomberman Also a bomb, but considerably bigger and sporting a simpler, minimal design.
Bomberman symbol (beta 2).svg
Yet another bomb, but with light reflections. The fuse base was considerably larger and the fuse itself had smoother edges.
Castlevania symbol (beta).svg
Castlevania A cross, one of the multiple weapon choices in the Castlevania games.
Chibi-Robo! symbol (beta).svg
Chibi-Robo! Also a plug, but with a considerably fatter design, as well as a more evident set-off and curvier edges.
FINAL FANTASY symbol (beta 1).svg
FINAL FANTASY A crystal; a legendary and mystical object that has appeared in every FINAL FANTASY game to date.
FINAL FANTASY symbol (beta 2).svg
Also a crystal, but considerably flatter and slanted to the right.
Mega Man symbol (beta).svg
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).svg
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.svg
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.
One Piece TBA
Rayman symbol (beta).svg
Rayman The white O-shaped crest, visible on Rayman's shirt.
Rayman symbol (unused).svg
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).svg
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

Metal Gear's official series symbol as of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • 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.

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

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