Fighting Wire Frames
The Fighting Wire Frames are common enemies in various 1-player modes in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Wire Frames are, true to their name, a framework of pink lines in a humanoid shape. Their faces are comprised of the Super Smash Bros. logo, and a red heart-like object can be found within their chests. Wire Frames come in male and female varieties, modeled after Captain Falcon (and by association, his clone Ganondorf) and Zelda, whose standard attacks they borrow.
Generally, they are weak and light fighters, and are very easy to KO; as to compensate their lack of recoveries due to their inability to use special moves, Wire Frames have high jumping prowess. In the Adventure Mode, they are also fought in a low-gravity version of Battlefield.
Wire Frames are also unable to charge smashes and some of their moves are much weaker versions of Captain Falcon's and Zelda's attacks. Two obvious examples are Captain Falcon's Knee Smash, which does not have the power or electricity in the Wire Frame version, and Zelda's Lightning Kick, which also lacks electricity.
The two "genders" of Wire Frames behave differently; males always home towards the player's character, whereas the females tend to play a more passive role, rarely directly assaulting or attacking the player.
In Cruel Melee, however, all Wire Frames are extremely aggressive, and are also handicapped to be extremely powerful and harder to knock off-stage. Characters cannot survive easily among the Wire Frames because of their amplified power and aggressive edge-guarding. The power of these Wire Frames became the center of an infamous April Fool's joke.
Male Wire Frame
Who built the Fighting Wire Frames and to what purpose remains a mystery. They're a simple collection of wires which house a sparse framework of bones and organs that lends them a rather disturbing appearance. They look rather big and powerful, but in reality, both their offensive and defensive abilities are subpar. (Super Smash Bros. Melee, 12/01)
Female Wire Frame
This is the female model of the Fighting Wire Frames. The female's abilities are roughly the same as the male model's. All Fighting Wire Frames lack the ability to use special techniques, and their attacks lack any real physical strength. Additionally, they're slow and are therefore easy to outmaneuver. They tend to attack in gangs. (Super Smash Bros. Melee, 12/01)
Fighting Wire Frames
The Multi-Man Melee mode consists of 10-Man, 3-Minute, Endless, and other such matches, which pit you against the Fighting Wire Frames under varied rules. Of particular note is the Cruel Melee, where the Wire Frames pull no punches; they'll come after you with a single-minded fury rarely seen in CPU opponents. (Super Smash Bros. Melee, 12/01)