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Symbol of the Minecraft series.
Isometric render of an Enderman from Minecraft.
Universe Minecraft
Debut Minecraft (2011, update)
Smash Bros. appearances Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Minecraft Dungeons (2020)
Console/platform of origin Microsoft Windows
Apple Mac OS X
Species Enderman
Gender Genderless[1]
Place of origin The End
Created by Mojang Studios

The Enderman (エンダーマン, Enderman) is a neutral mob found in Minecraft.


Named after the creepypasta character Slender Man,[2] the Enderman first appeared in the 1.8 beta of Minecraft, spawning within areas that have a light level of 7 or less (11 or less in The End). It teleports from place to place, often stealing blocks and setting them down elsewhere. It normally does not interfere with the player, but if the player attacks or makes eye contact, it will become hostile (indicated by unhinging its jaw and screaming). When hostile, it will attack once the player looks away, typically by teleporting behind them. It has a weakness to water (including rain), taking damage from it if touched. When killed, the player is rewarded with 5 EXP orbs, the block it was holding at the time of death, and it may drop an Ender Pearl.

Endermen are notable for being the only mob who can spawn in every dimension in the game, appearing in the Overworld, the Nether, and also their home dimension, The End. They are most common within The End, appearing in large numbers. Because they become hostile toward the player when locking eyes, Endermen are often assumed to be antagonistic, but this is not the case. An Enderman will never attack without provocation, and it will even defend itself against other mobs that attack it, including the Ender Dragon; this is why it is classified as a neutral mob.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Steve (SSBU)
Enderman, as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In the October 1st presentation, Enderman was revealed to be an alternate costume for Steve. Staying true to a standard Enderman's model, its limbs are much thinner than those of Steve, although they have been shortened drastically to fit Steve's general form factor.

As a background element[edit]

Endermen appear in the background of Minecraft World. Unlike their playable counterpart, they appear identical to their standard appearance. They appear during nighttime alongside other monsters, scaring away Villagers, carrying blocks around, and occasionally teleporting about, and remain until the sun rises, when they retreat from the stage.


No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
In-game rip [1]
★★★ 2 3384 10156 1849 5548 1285 3856 Water Weakness Minecraft Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese エンダーマン, Enderman
UK English Enderman
France French Enderman
Germany German Enderman
Spain Spanish Enderman
Italy Italian Enderman
China Chinese (Simplified) 末影人, Enderman
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 終界使者, Enderman
South Korea Korean 엔더맨, Enderman
Netherlands Dutch Enderman
Russia Russian Эндермен


  • The Enderman was made shorter for the purposes of the alternate costume. Normally, Endermen are around 50% higher than the player (around 2.9 blocks instead of 1.8), but its height was shortened in order to fit in the same hitbox as the other costumes. This also applies to Zombie, who is slightly taller than the player in Minecraft, though this is barely noticeable.
    • Enderman and the Koopalings are the only playable characters to receive significant alterations to their canonical body proportions in order to work as alternate costumes to another character.
  • Enderman (alongside Zombie) is the second common enemy to become playable in Smash, after Piranha Plant; they are also the first third-party fighters to not be primary playable characters in their home series.
    • However, both Zombie and Enderman are alternate costumes for Steve, unlike Piranha Plant (who is a unique fighter).
    • Additionally, skins based on the Zombie and Enderman skins are available in the "Bedrock" edition of Minecraft.
  • Endermen and Zombies are never seen eating food or crafting within Minecraft.
    • Unlike Endermen, however, Zombies can wield and use weapons.
  • Zombie and Enderman are the only character-swapping alternate costumes that do not have fighter spirits, instead appearing solely as primary spirits. They are also the only alternate costumes to be background characters in the same game.
  • In Minecraft, Endermen take damage when in contact with water, and constantly avoid it. However, unlike other characters who have a similar case of hydrophobia in their home series, the Enderman does not take damage while swimming in Smash. This is due to it being an alternate costume of Steve, who has no such hydrophobia. The hydrophobia is still referenced in other ways, however; the Steve reveal trailer shows an Enderman standing under a leaf on Distant Planet during the rainstorm, and the Enderman primary spirit is weak to water.


  1. ^ Conditt, Jessica (July 29, 2012). Notch: Minecraft occupies a genderless world, even for that guy. Engadget. Retrieved on October 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Quenlin, Rian (2011-07-26). Notch reveals new mob, dubs them Endermen in reference to Slender Man.. IGXPro. Retrieved on 2020-10-16.

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