A starter character is a character in the Super Smash Flash series who is available for play immediately after turning the game on for the first time; the player does not have to unlock or challenge that character in order to be able to select it (as one must do to select unlockable characters).
List of starter characters
- Luigi, Falco, Jigglypuff, Ness, Captain Falcon, Marth, Mr. Game & Watch, and Sonic are the only starter characters in SSF2 who have been unlockable characters in at least one of the official Super Smash Bros. games prior to their inclusions.
- Although Captain Falcon and Jigglypuff are starter characters, they each had to be unlocked in the demo version they debuted in.
- Falco and Mr. Game & Watch are the only starter characters that have never been starters in the official games.
- Luigi, Mr. Game & Watch, Lloyd, and Naruto had their availability statuses swapped from unlockable to starter between their transitions from SSF to SSF2.