Great Plateau Tower
Great Plateau Tower (始まりの塔, Tower of the Beginning) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The stage is a completely flat surface with a medium-sized structure above the middle of the floor acting as a ceiling. When hazards are on, the ceiling is destructible through two methods, which are by either damaging it with an attack, or having an opponent collide against it when they're being knocked back. The ceiling in the middle of the stage is relatively fragile, as it takes around 60%-65% damage to completely destroy it when normally attacking it. However, the amount of knockback needed for a character's collision to destroy it in one hit varies due to multiple factors. When destroyed, it gets replaced with a single soft platform on the middle of the stage until it is eventually rebuilt. When stage hazards are turned off, the structure becomes indestructible.
Occasionally, the Old Man paraglides onto the tower, stays for some time, and then paraglides away from the tower. He can also occasionally be seen gliding in the background behind the tower. He does not affect the battle.
Ω form and Battlefield form
The Ω form and Battlefield form are set on top of the tower similarly to its regular form; however, in both forms the stage is now suspended far above the ground with the top structure absent, and the main platform's walls resemble the bottom portion of the top structure. The stages are also resized and reshaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively. The three soft platforms of the Battlefield form are smaller versions of the soft platform in the regular form.
This stage is based on the Great Plateau Tower from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is the first Sheikah Tower Link climbs and activates. Upon being activated, other Sheikah Towers begin to rise throughout Hyrule and Ancient Shrines activate. He also receives a detailed map of the Great Plateau region. Other Sheikah Towers also allow Link to have a map of the region in which the tower is located.
In the beginning of Breath of the Wild, the first person Link encounters after emerging from the Shrine of Resurrection is an Old Man who helps Link begin his journey by giving him items and tips about using the Sheikah Slate. After Link completes four Ancient Shrines, the Old Man reveals to him his true identity as the former king of Hyrule, King Rhoam. He tells Link the events leading up to him being in the Shrine of Resurrection, and gives him his paraglider to aid him on his journey to save Princess Zelda and Hyrule.
The stage is almost always banned, as the ceiling that appears with stage hazards both on and off can create a cave of life effect.
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