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A series symbol is the logo that represents another game universe, assigned to playable characters and stages. It is displayed next to a character's damage meter (the same color as the character), as well as on the Victory Screen. This is a list of all the symbols, along with a short explanation of what they are and where they come from within their game universes, and a picture.

List of series symbols

UniverseImageDescriptionExplanation
Animal Crossing
AnimalCrossingSymbol
A leaf with a holeThe symbol that represents a piece of furniture in the Villager's inventory screen. Also a part of the logo for Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
ARMS
ARMSSymbol
An arm with a fistRepresents the game's combat system. This particular design is taken from the logo for the Japan Grand Prix 2017.
Banjo-Kazooie
BanjoKazooieSymbol
A JiggyResembles the Jiggies, the main collectible items in the Banjo-Kazooie series.
Balloon Fight
BalloonFightSymbol
A pair of balloonsThe balloons a Balloon Fighter starts off with in the beginning of each level.
Bayonetta
BayonettaSymbol
A moon with a dot in the centerThe crest of the Umbra Witches. Also incorporated into the logo for Bayonetta 2.
Castlevania
CastlevaniaSymbol
A castle with a bat outsideRepresents Dracula's Castle, otherwise known as the titular Castlevania. The design of the castle is taken from Symphony of the Night while the bat is from the box art for the first Castlevania.
Donkey Kong
DKSymbol(preBrawl)
DKSymbol
The DK logoDonkey Kong's initials, most famously seen on his red tie. Also used as his symbol in the Mario spin-offs.
Dragon Quest
DragonQuestSymbol
A sigil that resembles a birdThe Crest of Erdrick as seen in the first three Dragon Quest games commonly used as the "important equipment" symbol as well as the Mark of Erdrick item.
Duck Hunt
DuckHuntSymbol
A duckResembles one of the duck's sprites in Duck Hunt. Also resembles one of the ducks from the Japanese and European box arts for Duck Hunt.
EarthBound/Mother
EarthboundSymbol(preBrawl)
EarthboundSymbol
The EarthAs seen substituting the "O" on the logos for Mother and Mother 2 (EarthBound Beginnings and EarthBound, respectively). A hidden "M" can be seen in the symbol.
Electroplankton
ElectroplanktonSymbol
A NanocarpA Nanocarp is from the interface of the same name in Electroplankton. Also seen on the game's box art.
Fatal Fury
FatalFurySymbol
A five-pointed star tilted at an angleBased on its design from the logo for Real Bout Fatal Fury. It's also the icon for when Terry wins a round in Garou: Mark of the Wolves. He also a similar star on the back of his jacket.
F-Zero
FZeroSymbol
A falconThe golden falcon crest as seen on Captain Falcon's helmet.
Find Mii
FindMiiSymbol
The Regal CrownThe crown the player's Mii wears in the Find Mii games.
Final Fantasy
FinalFantasySymbol
The letters "FF"The series' initials in the font of the series logo. A possible reference to series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's want to have his then-nameless game to have the initials be "FF".
Fire Emblem
FireEmblemSymbol
The Exalted FalchionThe legendary sword Marth wields in the Fire Emblem games he stars in. Based on the design from the title screen logo for Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.
Game & WatchGame&WatchSymbol(preBrawl)Game&WatchSymbolA Game & Watch character ringing a bellRepresents the alarm feature of Game & Watch systems. Resembles the alarm cell from Helmet.
Ice Climber
IceClimbersSymbol
An eggplantOne of the vegetables the Ice Climbers can collect in the top half of the game's levels.
Kid Icarus
KidIcarusSymbol
The Palutena BowPit's weapon of choice. Also used as the icon for Bow-type weapons in Kid Icarus: Uprising.
Kirby
KirbySymbol
A five-pointed starA star often seen as the Kirby series' main design motif, which is reflected in the its Japanese name (Kirby of the Stars). Also resembles Warp Stars and Kirby's home planet, Popstar.
MarioMarioSymbol(preBrawl)MarioSymbolA Super MushroomOne of the common items in the Super Mario series often used by the protagonists.
Mega Man
MegaManSymbol
A cogCogs are common imagery used in the Japanese versions of Mega Man games. More recently used in Mega Man 11.
Metal Gear
MetalGearSymbol
MetalGearSymbol (1)
Brawl (right): FOXHOUND's symbol

Ultimate (left): Exclamation mark

Brawl: The symbol for FOXHOUND in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Also used as the former logo for Kojima Productions.

Ultimate: Usually seen as indicators for when Snake has been caught or has noticed something throughout the Metal Gear Solid series.

Metal Mario
MetalMarioSymbol
A metallic Super MushroomThe Mario symbol but edited to look metallic. Used only in the first Super Smash Bros.
MetroidMetroidSymbol(preBrawl)MetroidSymbolPre-Brawl (right): Screw Attack

Post-Brawl (left): A stylized "S" that resembles a Screw Attack.

Pre-Brawl: The Screw Attack as seen in the 2D Metroid games.

Post-Brawl: Though it still resembles a Screw Attack, this iteration is often seen in the logos for Metroid Fusion and the Metroid Prime series. Also often used as the symbol for suit upgrades in the Metroid Prime series.

Miiverse
MiiverseSymbol
The Miiverse logoRepresents the community of players on Miiverse as well as the service's Administration.
Nintendo DS
DSSymbol
The "dual screen" logoRepresent the upper and lower screens of the Nintendo DS as seen on its logo. Also seen on the casing of Nintendo DS Lites.
Nintendogs
NintendogsSymbol
A dog's pawA dog's paw print. A similar one appears in the Nintendogs logo.
Pac-Man
PacManSymbol
Pac-Man in his "classic" form.Pac-Man's most famous design first seen as his sprite in the original Pac-Man.
Persona
PersonaSymbol
A top hat and a flaming maskThe logo of The Phantom Thieves of Hearts that usually adorn their calling cards in Persona 5.
Pikmin
PikminSymbol
A Pikmin's flowerA Bacopa Cabana. Resembles the flowers that can grow atop a Pikmin's stem. It is also the propeller seen atop an Onion.
Pilotwings
PilotwingsSymbol
An airplaneBased on its design from the logo for Pilotwings Resort. Represents the series' aviation focus.
PokémonPokemonSymbol(preBrawl)PokemonSymbolA Poké BallAn item used by Pokémon Trainers to catch and store Pokémon. Heavily used as a symbol both in and out of Pokémon media.
Punch-Out!!
PunchOutSymbol
A boxing gloveBased on the boxing glove's design in the title and victory screens from Punch-Out!! (NES).
R.O.B.
ROBSymbol
A gyroOne of the real-world accessory add-ons that R.O.B. can use specifically for the game Gyromite. The symbol for the Subspace Army can also be seen.
Sonic
SonicSymbol
Sonic's head, in profileA silhouette of Sonic's head often used to represent him. Also used in the logo for Sonic Team, although theirs has eyes.
Splatoon
SplatoonSymbol
An Inkling in squid formAppears all throughout the Splatoon series in many uses such as loading screens and gear icons.
Star FoxStarFoxSymbol(preBrawl)StarFoxSymbolA winged foxThe logo for Team Star Fox that is plastered on many of the team's vehicles such as the Arwings and the Great Fox.
Street Fighter
StreetFighterSymbol
The letters "S" and "F"Designed after the logo for Street Fighter II: The World Warrior.
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
An asymmetrical cross in a circleThe logo that has represented the series since the first Super Smash Bros. According to Masahiro Sakurai, the cross represents the series' crossover nature, while the four sections represents the four-player feature.
The Legend of Zelda
ZeldaSymbol
The TriforceThe holy relic of Hyrule that represents Courage, Wisdom, and Power.
Tomodachi
TomodachiSymbol
A houseRepresents the player Mii's house in the game as well as its overall residential setting.
Wario
WarioSymbol
A "W"The "W" seen on Wario's cap and gloves. Also used as Wario's symbol in Mario spin-offs.
Wii Fit
WiiFitSymbol
The Dancer yoga pose.A silhouette of the Dancer pose as seen on the box art for Wii Fit as well as the software icon for Wii Fit U.
Wii Sports
WiiSportsSymbol
A palm tree and a volcanoA representation of Wuhu Island, the setting of Wii Sports Resort (the island also appears in other games such as Wii Fit and Mario Kart 7). The volcano represents Maka Wuhu.
Wrecking Crew
WreckingCrewSymbol
A steel drumThe steel drums that can trap enemies in Wrecking Crew.
Other
OtherSymbol
The ellipsis "…"The symbol that represents the songs in the "Other" category in the Sound Test of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Xenoblade
XenobladeSymbol
The MonadoShulk's sword. Cropped to match the loading screen from the original Xenoblade Chronicles.
YoshiYoshiSymbol(preBrawl)YoshiSymbolA Yoshi EggThe eggs that Yoshis can lay after swallowing an enemy and can be utilized for special moves. Also used as Yoshi's symbol in Mario spin-offs.
The Subspace Emissary
SubspaceSymbol
A hollow circle with a bar on the inner leftThe Subspace Army's logo that adorns many of their weapons and enemies such as Primids, Mites, and Nagagog. Also represents the mode as a whole.
Battlefield (Melee)
SpecialStagesSymbol
A circle cut into eighths and slightly spead apartOddly used as the symbol for Super Smash Bros. Melee's Battlefield and has not been used since. Its meaning and intent remains unknown.
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