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The Fighting Wire Frames are common enemies in various 1-player modes in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Wire Frames are, true to their name, a framework of pink lines in a humanoid shape. Their faces are comprised of the Super Smash Bros. logo, and a red heart-like object can be found within their chests. Wire Frames come in male and female varieties, modeled after Captain Falcon (and by association, his clone Ganondorf) and Zelda, whose standard attacks they borrow.
Wire Frames are unable to use B attacks, and thus are limited in their recoveries. To compensate their lack of recoveries, Wire Frames are fought in a lower-gravity setting. Wire Frames are also unable to charge smashes and some of their moves are much weaker versions of Captain Falcon's and Zelda's attacks. Two obvious examples are the knee, which does not have the power or electricity in the Wire Frame version, and Zelda's lightning kicks, which also lack electricity. Oddly enough, the Male Wire Frame throws more like Ganondorf, and thus, is very good at chainthrowing.
Wire Frames appear in all modes of Multi-Man Melee, in Battlefield during Adventure mode, and in Event 37: Legendary Pokémon. Generally, they are weak and light fighters. Male Wire Frames are slightly more aggressive than Female Wire Frames; males always home towards the player's character, whereas the females throw attacks more or less randomly. All Wire Frames have a weakness to fiery attacks.
In Cruel Melee, however, all Wire Frames are extremely aggressive, and are also handicapped to be extremely powerful and harder to knock off-stage. Characters cannot survive easily among the Wire Frames because of their amplified power and aggressive edge-guarding.
An April Fools Joke said you could unlock Tails and Sonic by defeating 20 Wire Frames in Cruel Melee. The joke was started by EGM, not unlike the infamous Sheng Long joke for Street Fighter 2. While it since has been proven and admitted to be false, some people still believe the joke.
- Even though Captain Falcon has the fastest dashing speed and is a much better jumper than Zelda (who is one of the worst jumpers and slowest dashers), the Female Wire Frames run faster and jump higher than the Male Wire Frames.
- If a Metal Box appears and a Female Wire Frame grabs it, the frame has an uncanny resemblance to that of Zero Suit Samus.