Magicant as it appears in Smash.
|Appears in||SSB4 (3DS)|
|Home stage to||SSB4:|
|Unlock criteria||Unlock Ness.|
|Maximum players||8 (Ultimate only)|
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
|for 3DS||Main: Magicant / Eight Melodies (Mother)|
Alternate: Smiles and Tears
|Ultimate||EarthBound series music|
Alternate: Magicant (for 3DS / Wii U)
|Smash 4||Singles: Banned|
|Article on WikiBound||Magicant (EarthBound Beginnings)|
Magicant (マジカント, Magicant) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In Smash 3DS, it is where Ness is fought when being unlocked, with the stage being 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:
- a tree, which acts as a static soft platform.
- a Mobile Sprout which walks back and forth, acting as a soft platform.
- the Sky Runner, which quickly drops down, remains suspended above the stage for a while and quickly rises back up into the sky. It is completely solid. It can be forced to rise up early if it is kicked upwards by a Flying Man.
- a tomato or an octopus statue which act as solid obstacles. They appear suddenly on a platform and slowly sink into it until they fall down. Characters hit by them while they fall take 20% damage. Attacking the tomato enough makes it break into pieces, while attacking and/or standing on the octopus statue makes it sink faster. If they fall on Dungeon Man's head, the tomato breaks, while the octopus statue will just abruptly disappear.
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.
Occasionally in the background of this stage, a "rip" in the sky opens and shows various points in Ninten's and Ness's adventures in their respective games:
- Ninten outside his house with his dog, Mick.
- Ninten on the roof of Twinkle Elementary School meeting Lloyd.
- Ness and Paula traveling in Threed with citizens and enemy zombies in the area.
- Ness, Paula, Jeff and Poo at the Lumine Hall sanctuary with the scrolling text on the wall reading, "I'm Ness...". The text, however, has a different font than in EarthBound.
- Ness, Paula, Jeff and Poo walking near the Phase Distorter 2 in Saturn Valley before their departure to fight Giygas.
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.
This stage is primarily based on Magicant from Mother (later released outside Japan as EarthBound Beginnings), but also contains various elements from Mother 2 (localized as EarthBound) as well.
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.
Dungeon Man is the dungeon form of Brick Road, created with help from Dr. Andonuts. In EarthBound, he acts as both a visitable dungeon and as a traveling companion in the Scaraba desert.
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.
- A magical world in Mother and EarthBound, brought to life by the memories of certain characters. In this game, Magicant is a cloud stage where giant tomatoes, metal octopuses, and even the Sky Runner may appear. Even the hulking Dungeon Man may show up. What an unusual battlefield...
- A world in Mother and EarthBound that brings your memories to life. In this game, it's a cloud stage where giant tomatoes, metal octopuses and the Sky Runner can appear at any moment. Dungeon Man might even show his face too, which, all in all, makes for a very unusual battle environment.
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
Luigi taunting on the stage.
Names in other languages
- Magicant is the first EarthBound universe stage to be based on a location from EarthBound Beginnings.
- Non-Asian versions of Ultimate label the stage as originating from EarthBound. However, the EarthBound logo used for Magicant lacks the outer glow of the one used for Onett and Fourside; this refers to the EarthBound series as a whole rather than the game EarthBound.
- A portion of the back of the Sky Runner is missing.
- If Cloud uses Omnislash, the void of this stage can easily be seen on the upper portion of the screen.
- In Ultimate, during the screen zoom of Sudden Death and Super Sudden Death, Flying Men will spawn in and immediately die, before even being tagged in.
- In for 3DS, Magicant is rather notorious for its numerous glitches:
- If Kirby uses Final Cutter on the very edge of the Sky Runner, he will begin rapidly moving back and forward. This was fixed in update 1.0.5.
- If the player grabs a Flying Man in Training Mode, and pauses during a throw, the Flying Man will be stuck inside the character. This can lead to further glitches, such as opponents also being trapped inside the character. This was also fixed in update 1.0.5.
- Characters don't have shadows when they are on the small platform below the main stage.
- In for 3DS, in both Ness's unlock battle and in the All-Star Mode, the Flying Men do not spawn.
- During development, both a 3D model and a 2D sprite were developed for the Flying Men, with the model being rejected in favor of the sprite. Masahiro Sakurai stated during his weekly magazine column that the sprite was chosen to lessen strain on the 3DS hardware, and because the development team felt it looked better. He also mentioned that the model was later recycled during development of DLC and became a costume for the Mii Brawler.
- Despite the Switch having more powerful hardware, the Flying Men still use their 2D sprite in Ultimate.
- In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, zooming in to the interior of Dungeon Man's model reveals the remnants of Brick Road, the man who built and became Dungeon Man.
- In World of Light, Ness is found on a pink cloud with a similar appearance to Magicant.
- In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, if an opponent is hit with a meteor smash while they are above the stage, they will be launched below the stage, albeit with heavily reduced potency.
- In Ultimate, the following Assist Trophies cannot appear on this stage: Skull Kid, Nightmare, Jeff, Ashley, Riki, Dr. Wright, Nintendog, the Squid Sisters and Shadow the Hedgehog. Additionally, the following Poké Ball Pokémon cannot be summoned: Togepi, Lugia, Gardevoir, Arceus, Xerneas and Marshadow.
|EarthBound (Mother) universe|
|Fighters||Ness (SSB · SSBM · SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU) · Lucas (SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU)|
|Assist Trophies||Jeff · Starman|
|Bosses||Porky Statue · Porky|
|Stages||Onett · Fourside · New Pork City · Magicant|
|Items||Mr. Saturn · Franklin Badge · Ramblin' Evil Mushroom|
|Enemies||Devil Car · Starman|
|Other||Boney · Flying Man · Kumatora · Paula · Poo · Rope Snake · Ultimate Chimera|
|Trophies, Stickers and Spirits||Trophies (SSBM · SSBB · SSB4) · Stickers · Spirits|
|Music||Brawl · SSB4 · Ultimate|