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from the game's files
Artwork of Vince from Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!
Universe Art Academy
Debut Art Academy: First Semester (2009)
Smash Bros. appearances Smash 4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Art Academy: Home Studio (2015)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
Species Human
Gender Male

Vince (ビンス先生, Teacher Vince) is an elderly artist that appears in the Art Academy series.


Vince is a tutor in the Art Academy series who guides players through lessons on how to paint. Vince's appearance is based on Leonardo da Vinci, although his name could be a reference to Vincent van Gogh.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Vince appears as a trophy in the Wii U version only.


Vince's trophy in Smash 4
His real name is Vincent, but he prefers the shortened version. Maybe it's to help put you at ease. This great artist will teach you all sorts of techniques to help you produce a real masterpiece of your very own. Pretty nice of him, right? Once you get the hang of things, why not draw a portrait of Vince himself to say thanks?
Nintendo DS: Art Academy
Wii U: Art Academy: SketchPad

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Vince in Ultimate.

Vince appears as an Assist Trophy. When summoned, he'll draw paintings onto the stage, each of which follows an opponent, hiding them and dealing a constant small amount of damage to them. Opponents that are afflicted by a painting will suffer triple damage from opponent attacks. He could draw statues, tomatoes, seashells, cats, and birds. He is impossible to summon on Cloud Sea of Alrest, Rainbow Cruise, Spiral Mountain, and Wrecking Crew.

As a costume[edit]

Vince also has a Mii costume based on him for the Mii Swordfighter, wielding a paintbrush.

Vince in-game.


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
from the game's files
★★ 1 Battering Items ↑ Art Academy Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ビンス先生 Teacher Vince
UK English Vince
France French Léo
Germany German Vince
Spain Spanish Vince
Italy Italian Leo
China Chinese Vince
South Korea Korean 빈스 선생님 Teacher Vince
Netherlands Dutch Vince
Russia Russian Винсент


  • Vince is the only major character in the Super Smash Bros. series that debuted in a download-only game to debut on a system other than the Nintendo 3DS.
  • Vince is unable to be defeated, despite his Training Mode description lacking the "Can't be KO'd" line.
  • If any characters affected by paintings were to get hit by a cutscene Final Smash such as Team Star Fox or Team Star Wolf, said painting will be visible in the Final Smash.