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.
At the start of Ice Climber, the Condor flies up to the top of the first mountain, carrying an eggplant in its talons. According to the manual, the Condor is responsible for hiding the vegetables in the game's bonus stages. Upon scaling each mountain, either Popo or Nana must jump and grab onto the Condor's talons as it flies around the summit, which will complete the bonus stage.
While there is very little lore provided in the Ice Climber game, trophies refer to the Condor as reigning supreme over the mountain. By catching the Condor, the Ice Climbers conquer the mountain.
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 role in Ice Climber. Unlike fellow enemies Topi and Polar Bear, the Condor retains its original appearance from Ice Climber, depicted as an 8-bit sprite.
While the Condor does not have its own trophy, it is mentioned in the Ice Climbers' Classic Mode trophy description.
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.
Once again, the Condor lacks its own trophy, but it is mentioned in the trophy descriptions for the Ice Climbers and Vegetables.
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 hanging 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 World of Light, the Condor's spirit is located on the icy mountain. 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.