Spring Man (スプリングマン, Spring Man) is a character and playable fighter in the Nintendo Switch game ARMS.
Spring Man is one of the playable fighters in ARMS. He was one of the first characters revealed for the game and is its mascot, though not truly the central protagonist according to producer Kosuke Yabuki. As his name implies, his design is themed around springs, such as his ARMS being extendable springs, his hair being coiled like a spring, and his stadium. Spring Man is the newest contestant to join the Grand Prix, which he dreams to be the champion of. In his Grand Prix ending, Spring Man is seen in a suit with championship belts around his arms while walking away from a podium in front of several adoring fans. All of this implies that he won the Grand Prix, which has been confirmed in companion media. In the ARMS world, this Spring Man is the third fighter to earn the title in sponsorship with the Spring Gym and his immediate predecessor appears in the graphic novel series.
Rush is a mechanic in ARMS which allows a fighter to unleash rapid punches to deal large amounts of damage. In order to use a Rush, a fighter must first fill their Rush Gauge, which can be done through various means, primarily by dealing and taking damage.
As an Assist Trophy
Spring Man is an Assist Trophy in Ultimate. He attacks his opponents using the Toaster ARMS and has a large range. After taking enough damage, he can attack with a Rush, a flurry of punches that can potentially KO opponents. He is also one of several Assist Trophies with the ability to air dodge, which has a similar animation to his aerial dash that can be used to evade attacks in ARMS. He can be KO'd to earn a point. He uses recycled voice clips from ARMS as well.
Spring Man is seen in Min Min's Final Smash, ARMS Rush and unleashes a flurry of punches alongside other characters from ARMS.
As a background character
Spring Man appears on the screen in the background of Spring Stadium. He also appeared in Min Min's reveal trailer where he is first seen knocking out Byte & Barq on Spring Stadium and cheering himself on his victory. He then spots the Smash invitation letter and excitedly grabs it, only to be knocked out by Ribbon Girl before the invitation is ultimately claimed by Min Min.
As a costume
Spring Man's outfit can be equipped for Mii Brawlers.
Spring Man also appears as a spirit. He can be fought in World of Light or in the ARMS DLC Spirit Board if the player purchased Min Min, where his puppet fighter is a Mii Brawler wearing his costume. The Brawler has increased punch and elbow strike power, as well as increased jump power.
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