Magicant (マジカント, Magicant) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, it is Ness's home stage, and it is where he 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 five Flying Men have been defeated, they will not spawn for the rest of the match.
Occasionally in the background of this stage, a "rip" in sky opens and shows points in Ninten's and Ness's adventures in their respective games. These events include:
The rip does not occur when playing Local Wireless or Online.
The middle platform is extended and is the only platform present. Other events such as the Flying Men and Mobile Sprout are gone. The little shell houses are still there and the sky rip showing Ness' and Ninten's past adventures still happen.
Both Mother and EarthBound include an area called Magicant; the two locations are similar but not identical. In Mother, Magicant is an area where Queen Mary resides. A main goal in the game is gathering the Eight Melodies around the world and singing the full song to Queen Mary, at which point Magicant, which exists only in her mind, disappears. In Earthbound, Magicant is a surreal land in Ness's mind: it is accessed by collecting the Eight Melodies, after which Ness has to travel through it in order to defeat all evil within himself. This stage is mainly based on Mother's Magicant, including the look of the trees and the buildings, though the giant tomatoes appear only in the EarthBound version.
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 and Ninten's courage. When a Flying Man is killed in battle, a tombstone cross will appear next to their home, and another will appear for every Flying Man killed until all five are dead. The design of their house is based on the EarthBound version.
In EarthBound, 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 SSB4.
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 again.
Note that in EarthBound, the octopus statues, Mobile Sprouts, the Sky Runner, and Dungeon Man have no relationship at all to Magicant.
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