Lumas (チコ, Chiko) are star-like creatures from the Mario series. They appear in a variety of colors, and possess a number of distinct abilities related to outer space, most notably the ability to transform into celestial bodies. The Lumas are commonly seen alongside Rosalina, who acts as their surrogate mother, as well as Lubba, who acts as their leader.
Six varieties of Lumas (including Polari), alongside Rosalina, made their Super Smash Bros. debuts as a tag team of playable characters in Super Smash Bros. 4. They return in that capacity in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Lumas have appeared in central roles in both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are friendly creatures who have the ability to transform into several outer space-related objects, such as Launch Stars, planets, and even Galaxies. They can also grant abilities to others, such as the ability to shoot Star Bits or Spin. Not much is known about the Lumas' origin, although what is known is that upon death, they are reborn into new stars. They come in a variety of colors, including yellow, red, blue, green, apricot, dark brown, pink, purple, turquoise, and orange. Giant varieties have also been seen.
As a playable character
Main article: Rosalina & Luma (SSB4)
The Lumas fight alongside Rosalina as newcomers in Super Smash Bros. 4. They function similarly to Pikmin in that they have a set amount of hit points, but can also fight on their own, similarly to the Ice Climbers. In addition to the yellow Lumas that always appear with Rosalina at the start of a battle, green, blue, red and apricot (the color of baby Luma) Lumas can appear, as does Polari. However, Polari and these other varieties only potentially join the battle when the initial Luma is KO'd.
Lumas do not have any trophies of them alone, although they share several trophies with Rosalina.
As a playable character
Main article: Rosalina & Luma (SSBU)
Lumas reappear alongside Rosalina in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They have been nerfed during the transition, as they have less hit points and get knocked back more easily from attacks, leaving them much more susceptible to KOs. However, Lumas have also gained a 1.5× damage multiplier when launched away from Rosalina, and respawn earlier in battles with multiple players.
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