During the Final Smash, Luigi performs a strange dance, and a large void, the Negative Zone, surrounds him. Inside the Negative Zone, all colours are inverted, and the view is distorted. Opponents caught in the Negative Zone will be randomly inflicted with several negative status effects. Luigi dances and chants for the first few seconds of the Final Smash, and then can move around freely while the Negative Zone lingers, and is unaffected by it. Once Luigi stops dancing, the Negative Zone becomes independent from him, and will not vanish if he is KOd. Using this move while over the edge may result in an SD, as Luigi slowly falls (and the zone sinks with him) during the dance, and no actions can be inputted in this time. Fire Jump Punch can be used to a great extent, and easily KOs characters in the Zone. Even after the Final Smash ends, some of the effects will still linger for a bit, such as opponents being put to sleep, flowered, or made dizzy. Unlike other Final Smashes, Luigi's Final Smash completely ignores invincibility and intangibility. If the player with Luigi was under Manaphy's Heart Swap and switches back, the player with Luigi will be affected by Negative Zone and the other opponent won't be affected. One can escape the Negative Zone simply by rolling out, but this is difficult due to the slowdown, and fighters constantly being put to sleep or made dizzy.
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The Negative Zone is one of the Final Smashes that can be affected by the Bridge of Eldin. Using it where the gaping hole is right when the bridge reappears has a small effect on the move. The Final Smash will activate, but Luigi fails to do the dance done in the first half of the duration of the move. This can provide an advantage to Luigi, as the player will be able to control Luigi the whole time and have more time to attack opponents and deal damage.
The move is unique to Super Smash Bros. Brawl. However, the name may be a reference to Luigi always being in his brother's shadow (as mentioned in the move's trophy description), as Luigi was originally just a palette swap of Mario for player 2.
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