A Smash Taunt (スマッシュアピール, Smash Appeal) is an easter egg that allows certain characters to perform a special taunt on certain stages, specifically the Star Fox characters on the Star Fox stages (see: Star Fox Smash Taunt), Snake on Shadow Moses Island (see: Codec Conversations), and Pit on Palutena's Temple (see: Palutena's Guidance).
When a character initiates their respective Smash Taunt, they will do a pose lasting several seconds, during which the character will remain stationary; should the character get hit while they are posing, the Smash Taunt will be canceled. However, if the pose is completed without flinching, conversations will begin. If the character who performed the Smash Taunt is KO'd during the conversation (or in Melee, if they flinch at all), the conversation will abruptly halt, and, in Snake's case, will include a humorous conclusion based on the Game Over sequence from the Metal Gear series.
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