The Starman (スターマン, Starman) is an enemy from the EarthBound series.
Starmen originated in Mother (EarthBound Beginnings outside of Japan) and later reappeared in EarthBound in several variants, both as regular enemies and as bosses. They are part of Giygas's army in both games. There are many different kinds of Starmen in the games, the ones featured in Smash are the regular Starmen. Their teleportation ability is a reference to how they move in the overworld of EarthBound.
The "SMAAAASH!!" graphic appearing when a Starman is defeated is a reference to the message which appears in the EarthBound series when an attack deals a critical hit.
PK Beam is a PSI attack featured only in EarthBound Beginnings, where it was used by Starmen, as well as Ana. PK Beam has four levels, being α, β, γ, and Ω. All levels up to Ω are single-target with increasing strength (γ being a one-hit KO on non-mechanical enemies) and Ω targets everyone on the opposing side.
A Starman appears as a trophy. It can be obtained through the Trophy Lottery and the single-player Regular Matches.
The Starman's only appearance in Brawl is as a sticker.
As an Assist Trophy
A Starman appears both as a Smash Run enemy and as an Assist Trophy, with the same behavior. It teleports around and attacks with two possible variants of PK Beam: PK Beam γ, which is a single focused beam attack, and PK Beam Ω, which is a barrage of beams in all directions. The beams can be reflected and absorbed.
The Assist Trophy Starman can be defeated, and when it is, it is sent flying with a "SMAAAASH!!" graphic appearing. The "SMAAAASH!!" graphic also appears if the Smash Run version of Starman is hit by its reflected PK Beam, which will also defeat it in one hit.
As an Assist Trophy
Starman returns as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, acting similarly to how it did in Super Smash Bros. 4, albeit KOing it now earns a point. Training Mode describes their Assist Trophy with the following: Warps around the stage, firing shots created from PSI. It cannot be summoned on Garreg Mach Monastery, King of Fighters Stadium, Mushroomy Kingdom, and Norfair.
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