Magicant

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EarthBound
Magicant
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Universe EarthBound
Appears in SSB4 (3DS)
Home stage to Ness
Lucas (DLC)
Availability Unlockable
Unlock criteria Unlock Ness.
Crate type Presents
Tracks available Magicant / Eight Melodies (Mother)
Smiles and Tears (Alternate)
Tournament Legality
Smash 4 Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Article on WikiBound Magicant

Magicant (マジカント, Magicant) is a stage 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.

Stage layout[edit]

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.
  • 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 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:

  • 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 Form[edit]

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.

Origin[edit]

Magicant as it appears in Mother.

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.

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.

Trophy[edit]

The Magicant trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Magicant

North America 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...
Europe 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.


Trivia[edit]

  • Magicant is the first EarthBound stage to be based on a location from Mother.
  • 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.
  • 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 both Ness's unlock battle and in the All-Star Mode, the Flying Men do not spawn.
  • Flying Men were originally intended to be in 3D (with both a 3D model and a 2D sprite developed), but the 2D sprite was chosen. Masahiro Sakurai stated, in a weekly issue of Famitsu magazine, that the 2D sprite was chosen to lessen strain on the 3DS hardware. [1]
    • While the unused 3D model was completely removed from the game during development, Sakurai stated it was later recycled during development of DLC and became a costume for the Mii Brawler.

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