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Dr. Wright

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This article is about the SimCity character. For the Mega Man character sometimes known as "Dr. Wright", see Dr. Light.
Dr. Wright
SSBU spirit Dr. Wright.png
Official artwork of Dr. Wright from SimCity.
Universe SimCity
Debut SimCity (SNES) (1991)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Most recent non-Smash appearance The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch) (2019)
Console/platform of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Human
Gender Male
English voice actor Nate Bihldorff
Japanese voice actor Shinobu Satouchi

Dr. Wright (ドクターライト, Doctor Wright) is a character that appeared in the SNES version of SimCity. In Super Smash Bros., he is seen as a normal trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee as well as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Dr. Wright as the adviser in SimCity (SNES).

Dr. Wright made his debut in the SNES (and cancelled NES) version of SimCity. In SimCity, he acts as an adviser for the player, giving players tips on how to manage the city. Named after series creator Will Wright, he possesses tall green hair and eyebrows with a black toothbrush mustache. He wears spectacles and a brown suit with a purple bow tie, and holds a white baton. Dr. Wright helped the player by giving the player hints and suggestions on how to get the city prosperous, while preventing its destruction from various disasters, natural and otherwise - including a Godzilla-like attack from none other than Bowser. He reappeared in this role in the Japan-only SimCity 64, which was developed by HAL Laboratory.

As a character appearing in games of a primarily PC-based series not owned by Nintendo—although the character himself is owned by Nintendo—Dr. Wright is relatively obscure and is rarely referenced outside of Smash. He appears in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, although he is called "Mr. Write" in the English version. He also serves as the basis for Dr. Left from Oracle of Seasons and The Minish Cap.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]


Dr. Wright appears as a trophy.

Dr. Wright's trophy in Melee
Dr. Wright
The assistant to the mayor of SimCity, Dr. Wright was actually named after the creator of the game. As a player, you'd have to use your wisdom and experience to give timely advice to the mayor; if you did a good job, the city prospered. Dr. Wright is one of the leaders in the all-time, bizarre Nintendo-game-hairstyle contest.
SimCity (8/91)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Dr. Wright appears as a trophy and an Assist Trophy.

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Dr. Wright causing buildings to appear in Brawl.

When Dr. Wright is summoned, he uses his baton to erect three skyscrapers beside him, hurling players into the air. There is a one in ten chance that he will instead create super scrapers, covering a larger area and dealing more damage. He has a small hitbox below him when he is falling after being summoned, which deals 2%. In Japanese, Dr. Wright speaks with Japanese Onomatopoeia and shares voice actors with Leon Powalski in the same game. In English, he has less Japanese-sounding grunts and is voiced by Nate Bihldorff, a Senior localization manager for Nintendo of America.


Dr. Wright's trophy in Brawl
Dr. Wright
A hardworking assistant to the city mayor. He has distinctive hair and spectacles and a dapper moustache. Dr. Wright has a comprehensive knowledge of city government and is happy to give you tips to keep your city running smoothly. In the game, he tracks your city's status and gives you gifts. There was a character reminiscent of him in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
SNES: SimCity

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Dr. Wright appears as a trophy and an Assist Trophy.

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Dr. Wright as he appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Dr. Wright reprises his behavior from Brawl.


Dr. Wright's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Dr. Wright's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Dr. Wright
NTSC This hardworking assistant is the most trustworthy partner a mayor could ask for. If trouble strikes your city, he'll be right there to offer advice. In Smash Bros., he'll attack by constructing a building in the middle of the battlefield. It's tough to aim but can launch your foes.
SNES: SimCity (08/1991)
PAL As the mayor's hard-working assistant, Dr. Wright will sometimes bring ideas to the table when it comes to the delicate art of city-building. Other times, he'll bring gifts! His gift to you in this game is an attack that makes a new building shoot up in the blink of an eye. Use it to become the architect of your enemy's destruction!
SNES: SimCity (09/1992)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Dr. Wright as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Dr. Wright appears as an Assist Trophy and reprises his behavior from Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4.

Dr. Wright's entrance animation is slightly different compared to his previous entrance animations. Dr. Wright can be attacked, though doing so will result in him counterattacking with even larger skyscrapers. In either case, however, his attack is considerably weaker than it was before. He can be KO'd if he takes enough damage, though doing so can be quite difficult due to how short he remains onscreen.

Dr. Wright cannot be summoned on Arena Ferox, Brinstar, Corneria, Dream Land GB, Duck Hunt, King of Fighters Stadium, Luigi's Mansion, Magicant, Mishima Dojo, Pac-Land, Paper Mario, Peach's Castle, Spiral Mountain, Spirit Train, Super Mario Maker, Tomodachi Life, and Wrecking Crew.


Dr. Wright also appears as an Ace-class support spirit. He can be obtained through its challenge by collecting 777 unique spirits.

Dr. Wright's Spirit Battle uses an army of Villager puppet fighters and is fought on the New Donk City stage's Ω form. During the battle, Dr. Wright appears as a hostile Assist Trophy.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Dr. Wright.png
Dr. Wright
★★★ 3 Ore Club Equipped SimCity Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ドクターライト, Doctor Wright
UK English Dr. Wright
France French (PAL) Dr. Wright
Quebec French (NTSC) Prof. Wright
Germany German Dr. Wright
Spain Spanish Dr. Wright
Italy Italian Dr. Wright
China Chinese Dr. Wright
South Korea Korean Dr. 라이트, Dr. Wright
Netherlands Dutch Dr. Wright
Russia Russian Дoктop Райт


  • Dr. Wright is one of only three Assist Trophies in Brawl whose actual trophy is posed differently from his artwork on the Smash Bros. DOJO!!. Lyn and Mr. Resetti are the others.
  • If Dr. Wright is facing away from the stage into empty space, then he will sprout the building on the platform under him. If there are no platforms under the platform he is standing on, he will sprout the building where he is standing.
  • Dr. Wright is the only character in the Super Smash Bros. series created and owned by Nintendo to hail from a third-party universe, as SimCity was originally created by Maxis and is owned by Electronic Arts.
    • The reverse is true of Geno.