The Condor (コンドル, Condor) is a creature that appears in Ice Climber and makes a few appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series.
In Ice Climber, the Condor flies around the top of the mountain, with either Popo or Nana having to grab onto its talons to complete the game's bonus stages.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Condor appears in the Ice Climbers' Target Test stage. It holds the tenth and final target in its talons atop the stage, as a reference to its appearance in Ice Climber. Unlike fellow enemies Topi and Polar Bear, the Condor retains its original appearance from Ice Climber, appearing as an 8-bit sprite.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Condor appears as the Ice Climbers' on-screen appearance, carrying the Ice Climbers into the stage. As part of its appearance, it was given a new three-dimensional model.
The Condor does not appear in either version of Super Smash Bros. 4, though it is mentioned in the Ice Climbers trophy.
As a moveset element
The Ice Climbers return as playable characters in this installment, and the Condor reprises its role from Brawl in their on-screen appearance.
Furthermore, the Condor now appears during the Ice Climbers' Final Smash, Iceberg, and it will damage any fighter who touches it while it flies around the iceberg. The Ice Climbers have the option of grabbing onto the Condor and hang from its talons during the move's duration.
The Condor also appears as a spirit, obtainable through World of Light, the Spirit Board, or the Vault shop. In its Spirit Battle, the player fights a red Ridley (who is accompanied by Ice Climbers) on Summit's Battlefield form while the Ice Floor hazard is in play. It is a timed stamina battle and only Ridley must be defeated to win the battle, but he tends to avoid conflict. This references the goal of grabbing the elusive Condor during the timed bonus stages of Ice Climber.