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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 "bite" taken out of itRepresents a piece of furniture in a Villager's inventory. It is also the logo of Tom Nook's shop.
Banjo-Kazooie
BanjoKazooieSymbol
A jigsaw puzzle pieceRepresents the Jiggies, golden jigsaw puzzle pieces which are key items in the Banjo-Kazooie series, granting access to additional levels when collected.
Balloon Fight
BalloonFightSymbol
A pair of balloonsThe balloons help the Balloon Fighter fly in the air.
Bayonetta
BayonettaSymbol
A moon with a dot in the centerPart of the logo of Bayonetta 2.
Castlevania
CastlevaniaSymbol
A castle with a bat outsideRepresents Dracula's Castle in the Castlevania games.
Donkey Kong
DKSymbol(preBrawl)
DKSymbol
The DK logoThe initials on Donkey Kong's big red tie. Also found on DK Barrels.
Dragon Quest
DragonQuestSymbol
A sigil that resembles a birdRepresents Erdrick's symbol, which is usually seen on important equipment owned by Erdrick, which can be found in the first three Dragon Quest games. This symbol most closely resembles the one found on the Mark of Erdrick, a recurring item also found in the first three Dragon Quest games.
Duck Hunt
DuckHuntSymbol
A duckRepresents the ducks in the game.
EarthBound/Mother
EarthboundSymbol(preBrawl)
EarthboundSymbol
The EarthSubstituted for the letter 'O' in the series' Japanese title (Mother).
Electroplankton
ElectroplanktonSymbol
A NanocarpNanocarp, one of the various Electroplanktons; featured on the game's box art.
F-Zero
FZeroSymbol
A falconThe golden crest on Captain Falcon's helmet.
Find Mii
FindMiiSymbol
A regal crownRepresents the crown the player's Mii wears in the game.
Final Fantasy
FinalFantasySymbol
The letters "FF"The series' initials, rendered in the font used for the franchise's iconic logo.
Fire Emblem
FireEmblemSymbol
A swordResembles Marth's sword, the Falchion.
Game & WatchGame&WatchSymbol(preBrawl)Game&WatchSymbolA Game & Watch character ringing a bellRepresents the alarm feature; this bell was featured on many Game & Watch boxes.
Ice Climber
IceClimbersSymbol
An eggplantThe first of the vegetables the Ice Climbers sought to collect.
Kid Icarus
KidIcarusSymbol
Palutena's bowPit's main weapon.
Kirby
KirbySymbol
A starStars are a common motif throughout the Kirby series. Kirby's main mode of transportation is the Warp Star, used to travel between areas at high speeds. Kirby's home planet, Pop Star, is also shaped like a star.
MarioMarioSymbol(preBrawl)MarioSymbolA Super MushroomA common power-up in the Mushroom Kingdom which usually makes Mario or Luigi grow in size.
Mega Man
MegaManSymbol
A gearPossibly represents Mega Man as a robot or the Metal Blade, which has a gear-like shape.
Metal Gear
MetalGearSymbol
MetalGearSymbol (1)
FOXHOUND's logo (An exclamation point in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)Comes from Metal Gear Solid 3; also the former Kojima Production logo. An Exclamation Point occurs whenever Snake gets spotted by the enemy.
Metal Mario
MetalMarioSymbol
A metallic Super MushroomThe Mario symbol from Smash 64 and Melee, but edited to look metallic. Used only in Super Smash Bros.
MetroidMetroidSymbol(preBrawl)MetroidSymbolScrew Attack (or suit upgrade from Metroid Prime series)The Screw Attack allows Samus to damage enemies while jumping.
Miiverse
MiiverseSymbol
The Miiverse logoShows three people, representing the community of players on Miiverse.
Nintendo DS
DSSymbol
The "dual screen" logoRepresent the upper and lower screens of the Nintendo DS.
Nintendogs
NintendogsSymbol
A dog's pawRepresent a paw mark of a dog.
Pac-Man
PacManSymbol
Pac-Man's FacePac-Man looked like this in his first game
Persona
PersonaSymbol
A top hat and a flaming maskThe logo of the Phantom Thieves, which appears in their calling cards and various media during Persona 5.
Pikmin
PikminSymbol
A Pikmin's flowerFully grown Pikmin have flowers on their stems.
Pilotwings
PilotwingsSymbol
An airplaneA propelled airplane flying.
PokémonPokemonSymbol(preBrawl)PokemonSymbolA PokéballUsed to capture and store Pokémon.
Punch-Out!!
PunchOutSymbol
A boxing gloveRepresents NES version Punch-Out!! title, as a punch breaks through the title screen once starting the game.
R.O.B.
ROBSymbol
A gyroFrom the NES game Gyromite. Also incorporates the Subspace Army symbol.
Sonic
SonicSymbol
Sonic's head, in profileOften used to represent Sonic, and used in Sonic Team's logo.
Splatoon
SplatoonSymbol
An Inkling in squid formRepresents the Inklings and the games they come from.
Star FoxStarFoxSymbol(preBrawl)StarFoxSymbolA winged foxThis logo adorns each of Team Star Fox's various vehicles.
Street Fighter
StreetFighterSymbol
The letters "S" and "F"The letters "S" and "F" as seen in the logo for Street Fighter II.
Super Smash Bros.
SmashBrosSymbol
A cross in a circleThis logo has represented the series since the first Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo 64.
The Legend of Zelda
ZeldaSymbol
The TriforceA powerful relic of Hyrule; the driving force of the series.
Tomodachi
TomodachiSymbol
A houseRepresents the series as a life simulator. Newlywed Mii couples move into houses while still keeping their apartments.
Wario
WarioSymbol
A "W"Wario has this printed on his hat and gloves. Used as Wario's symbol in all Mario spin-offs.
Wii Fit
WiiFitSymbol
A poseOne of Wii Fit's yoga exercises.
Wii Sports
WiiSportsSymbol
A palm tree and a volcanoRepresents the scenery of Wuhu Island.
Wrecking Crew
WreckingCrewSymbol
A barrelAn object from the game.
Other
OtherSymbol
The ellipsis "…"This symbol is used in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's music section for without any series symbol and in the party selection screen for spirits without any series symbol (except when accessed via team setup).
Xenoblade
XenobladeSymbol
The MonadoRepresents Shulk's sword, the Monado.
YoshiYoshiSymbol(preBrawl)YoshiSymbolA Yoshi EggYoshis can be found in eggs and utilize eggs for several signature techniques. Used as Yoshi's symbol in all Mario spin-offs.
Subspace
SubspaceSymbol
A hollow circle with a bar on the inner leftFeatured prominently on many Subspace Army creatures and objects within Brawl’s The Subspace Emissary. Also used to represent the mode as a whole. Resembles a Mite's head.
Unknown
SpecialStagesSymbol
A circle cut into eighths and slightly spead apartThis symbol is used in Melee as the series of Battlefield. One could presume it represents "Special Stages", as this is given as the title of the stage, but Final Destination (which is also titled Special Stages) is given the Super Smash Bros. symbol instead. Although in Adventure Mode, the Smash Bros. Symbol is used on Battlefield. The meaning and intent of this symbol is therefore unknown.
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