Magicant (マジカント, Magicant) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In Smash for 3DS, it is Ness and Lucas's home stage, and it is where Ness is fought when being unlocked. The stage is unlocked along with him.
The stage consists of four pink clouds which act as semisoft platforms: a main, large one in the middle, two smaller elevated ones near the sides, and a small one near the bottom.
Dungeon Man sometimes appears under the stage, slowly walking from one site to the other, with only his head being visible and acting as a moving platform. While he is under the middle platform, the small platform near the bottom disappears.
Several elements also occasionally appear on the middle and left platforms:
Flying Men sometimes appear on the right platform, in front of the shell-shaped house. If a character walks by him, the Flying Man will fight alongside them, akin to an Assist Trophy. The Flying Man can be defeated by other characters by knocking him off the stage or inflicting enough damage (if the latter happens, the Flying Man lies on the ground, flashes and disappears): following this, a small tombstone spawns in the background, in front of the house; after some time, another Flying Man will spawn in the same location, repeating the process. After all five Flying Men have been defeated, they will not spawn for the rest of the match.
The rip does not occur when playing Local Wireless or Online.
Ω forms and Battlefield form
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the platform is an extended version of the regular form's middle platform, and it is a hard platform as opposed to being a semisoft platform as in the regular form. Flying Men and Mobile Sprouts are absent, but the rip still occurs.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the main platform of the Battlefield form and Ω form is similar to SSB4's Ω form; however, it is slightly redesigned and is resized and reshaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively. The three soft platforms of the Battlefield form are also made of pink clouds and are unique to this form.
In EarthBound Beginnings, Magicant is a mysterious land made of pink clouds and light green rivers, and it is where Queen Mary resides. The main goal of the game is gathering the Eight Melodies around America and singing the full song to Queen Mary, upon which it is revealed that Queen Mary is the embodiment of the consciousness of Maria. She then recalls that she raised Giegue, the main antagonist, and the melody was the lullaby she would sing to him. Magicant, which is revealed to have existed only in her mind, then disappears along with her. In this stage, the design of Magicant is retained; however, Queen Mary's castle is notably absent.
In Earthbound, Magicant is a surreal land in Ness's mind and is accessed by collecting the Eight Melodies. The appearence of Ness's Magicant differs vastly from Queen Mary's, in that it appears as a colorful imaginary world that changes color as he talks to people there. The idea of the rip in the sky could be a reference to how Magicant contains memories of Ness's adventure, such as allowing him to meet various characters from his adventure who remind him of the things he did. Ness then has to travel through the Sea of Eden in order to defeat all evil in his mind. In this stage, the only element from EarthBound's Magicant is the giant tomato that occasionally appears.
Five Flying Men inhabit Magicant in both games: they are humanoid bird-like creatures which Ninten and Ness can recruit to help them fight against enemies while in Magicant. They are said to represent Ness's and Ninten's courage. When a Flying Man is killed in battle, a tombstone with a cross will appear next to their home, and another will appear for every Flying Man killed until all five are dead. In this stage, the design of the Flying Men and their house is based on the EarthBound version.
In Mother 2, Ness's progress through areas was sometimes impeded by statues shaped like octopi, and the only way to get rid of them was by using the Octopus Eraser Machine item invented by Apple Kid. The North American localization of EarthBound replaced the octopus statues with large pencil statues, though this change does not carry over to non-Japanese versions of Smash.
Mobile Sprouts are enemies in EarthBound, appearing early in the game. They are walking bipedal sprouts which can summon more of themselves during battle.
The Sky Runner is a vehicle built by Dr. Andonuts, Jeff's father. Initially used to rescue Ness and Paula from Threed's graveyard, the group later reuses the ship in order to travel to Winters to meet up with Dr. Andonuts, and again to travel to Summers.
Note that in EarthBound, the octopus statues, Mobile Sprouts, the Sky Runner, and Dungeon Man have no relationship at all to Magicant, however, they could appear on the stage just to reference Ness's memories of the moments in the game.
Magicant is usually banned in tournaments. The primary reason is due to the Flying Men being able to KO at low percentages, giving an advantage to the owner of it. The stage layout also provides many camping locations, particularly under the main body of the stage.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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