Skull Kid From Zelda: Majora’s Mask Is An Assist Trophy In New Smash Bros.

By Ishaan . December 5, 2013 . 11:07pm

The Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask will be in the new Super Smash Bros. as an assist trophy, the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai, has revealed.


On Miiverse, Sakurai posted the screenshot above, noting: “Here’s a new Assist Trophy—the Skull Kid! I repeat, it’s an Assist Trophy, not a new fighter. The characters announced on the website are the fighters!”

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  • andref

    Hard not to suspect something related to majora’s mask is in the works after the Skull Kids inclusion

    • Derek E Nay

      The only Zelda game I really care about? Why would Nintendo make me happy?

  • KoRLumen

    So what… is he gonna bring the moon down? KO everybody’s stocks, instantly ends the time, gg.

    This is the Smash Bros. equivalent of the tactical nuke.

    • Its probaly the moon, but it doesnt go all the way down.

    • Raltrios

      Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies.

  • Gotta admit, that’s pretty cool. If you can’t have a playable Skull Kid, assist trophy Skull Kid is a notch under that.

  • Since Smash loves to go with announcements… I expect some Majora Mask announcement on the corner~!
    Majora’s Mask 3D, anyone?

    • FlameEmperor

      Oooooooor Majora’s Mask HD :D

      • Linhua

        … I tried to thumb you up twice, but it just took the first one away… *tears*

      • Chaos_Knight

        But that would make your childhood instincts make you scarred for life from the HD Moon. D:

    • KingGunblader

      You said “Majora’s Mask 3D” and I started throwing my money at you, forgetting momentarily that you’re not with Nintendo. That’s how hard I would buy that.

    • TheGioG
    • Vash bane

      I oved that game when I was younger but I remember often losing on day 2 XD even funnier (since I was a scary cat) the ghost mission music used to freak me out lol.
      (sigh I just remembered skyward sword here I come lol)

  • harmonyworld


    • yellowmage

      You shouldn’t have done that…

      • harmonyworld

        wow, I got thumbed down 3 times!
        I was watch PBG’s vid on it and it made me laugh and I had to mention it.

  • Crevox


    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      no Assist Trophy

      • Crevox

        dang, thanks, you really cleared that up

        • Byron Kerrison II

          Sarcasm is lost on the internet.

  • anthony apduhan

    I hope Lil Mac, Saki, Ray MK3, Waluigi, and Isaac are not Forever Assist Trophies those 5 need to be playable…

    • Silent

      Lil Mac is the only one I see becoming a character. Waluigi? LOL

      • Tonton Ramos

        Wario is playable why can’t him? He could use his sports gear and cheating and trickery to his advantage…

    • Bigabu Beaze

      I wish Nintendo would make a new Custom Robo game.

    • Throwing Lyn on that list as well. ^^

    • Hunts Rattata

      Especially now that Beard!Isaac exists.

  • Silent

    Nintendo have decided to make everything about Majora’s Mask.

    Except a 3DS remake of that game :’D

    • Christopher Nunes

      I swear, when I see the pic first I thought they were unveiling the MM remake/port for the 3DS!

      Well this is cool as well, but damn… this is getting me into the mood to replay MM again!

  • Byron Kerrison II

    I like how he made it perfectly clear that Skull Kid wasn’t a new fighter.

  • hazelnut1112

    Thank you Sakurai, this is what Japan time is all about. Messing with your fans like this. I really like how he has to keep mentioning that he is an assist trophy.
    Now I’m scared for Isaac and Little Mac.

  • Silent

    Im LOLing at people who thought Skull Kid was going to be a character in the first place. I love when people want characters that could not possibly come to the game as fighters.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Anyone notice that his belt is only a texture.

    • DCBlackbird

      It was in 2000…. It is now….

      • Chaos_Knight

        Theyre still lazy. But Skull Kid will only appear for a few seconds anyway. We wont notice it all if you dont pause.

  • Samsara09

    aahhhhh,the teasing…Please stop,it is getting annoying.Announce it already.

  • James Enk

    if Skull Kid summons the moon it would be the best assist trophy

  • Fahd Al Zarooni


  • 하세요

    Maybe he’ll be one that’s on no one’s side. He’ll clone himself into 5. Someone must strike the real one in 5 seconds. If everyone fails, then the stage gets moon nuked. No survivors.

    Okay, so maybe my vision for Smash Bros is a little more twisted than others.

  • Chido55

    You shouldn’t have done that….

  • Internet is Crash

    A tree drops an apple…I’ll drop the freakin’ moon

  • SlickRoach

    Seeing this makes me want to play Majora’s Mask again. It’d be cool if they had Young Link from Melee but with the ability to use the transformation masks from MM. Would be kind of like the Pokémon trainer but with 4 forms instead of 3. But alas, reality kicks in…

    • grevlinghore

      I think we´ve all played with that idea. It would rock for sure.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Pretty cool news, and the model for him looks really nice (I’m so used to seeing him with jagged polygon edges x3). I hope he does that creepy as hell scream and the violent head twitching.

    Still hoping to see some new character reveals soon though. Heck, even more returning faces would be nice to see.

  • kqk

    I hate assist trophy so much what a waste of one posible character.

    • KoRLumen

      Skull Kid would not have made a good fighter. His inclusion as an assist trophy is already great news.

      • kqk

        I don’t want to be disrespectful to you but, you´re wrong, yes is hard to think move set for a character. Take a look at Peach, she have so much potential in the main games, yeah Mario always rescue her but they did a great job she´s fun to use, another example is Phoenix Wright in Marvel vs Capcom 3, imagination if they dont have it then consult your fans look at Miiverse they have so many ways to get ideas nowadays.
        Sorry for my english it´s not my language anyway good day!.

        • KoRLumen

          Your english is fine. Better than the English of a fellow Canadian I grew up with. I cannot for the life of me figure out how his English is so bad!

          Nah, it’s fine. They’re both perfectly valid opinions. It’s just that Skull Kid spent much of MM not actually doing much. I wouldn’t put it past Sakurai to figure something out that would work.

          Peach is actually a good example. I suppose her being in the game was just something I took for granted. It is true that her moveset is very unique to Smash, with only the turnip and side smashes making any references to her appearances outside Smash Bros.

          That said, maybe Skull Kid would work after all. Even so, we don’t really need more representatives from Zelda, and I would rather they focus on revamping Ganondorf (if he is being revamped. I hope to GOD he is – that guy is in desperate need of a unique moveset) than introduce a new playable Zelda villain.

    • Hunts Rattata

      More like it’s the only way a lot of characters that aren’t going to be fighters still get to be part of the action.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Hopefully he doesn’t throw the moon at you.

  • CK Blaze

    Imma cry. This was my shot in the dark dream character for this game (we all have one). Started to read the title, cried at the end. I would KILL for a Majora’s Mask HD complete remake.

    • NRool

      Honestly? I know I sound like a total killjoy and I apologise for it, but I don’t think a HD remake is really what MM needs, a spruce up, yes, similar to OoT’s 3D remake, but not a console remake, portable is what it needs, a Portable remake of MM would sell like hotcakes.

      Also, shot in the dark characters are the best kind, I mean, they always seem so odd but totally loveable at the same time, look at Game and Watch or Wii Fit Trainer, priceless

      • CK Blaze

        I would not even argue if there was a remake for the 3DS, I do not even have a WiiU, but I cannot help but think of the masterpiece that game would continue to be if it were remade for console from the ground up.

        The chances of this however, are completely unknown to me. But you can always hope.

  • TomSkylark

    “The characters announced on the website are the fighters!”

    That use of the definite article kind of makes it sound like those already announced are the only ones who will be in the game. But that can’t be right, right?

    • J_Joestar

      of course they aren’t going to be the only playable characters.
      The statement was probably also meant to address how some people reacted to things like the Find Mii Boss and the Male WFT in screen shots claiming them to be new characters despite how every official new playable character gets announced as such and get a page on the site.

      • TomSkylark

        I’m guessing it could be an ESL issue (articles don’t exist as such in Japanese, and can be tricky even for native speakers), but it was still an odd phrasing choice. Still, kind of odd that I get down-voted for close reading and then asking a question… Guess SE is prickly today.

  • Christopher Nunes

    If this ISN’T any hint to a MM remake news coming any time soon, I’m not sure what else is. I mean the Mask is in ALBW and now Skull Kid from Majora’s Mask is in soon after the game is released? They even remark they’re aware of people’s demand for a MM remake, HD or 3D port otherwise. Plus the character model is PERFECT for a MM 3D remake.

    But honestly seeing Skull Kid and them acknowledging him is great to see! I recall in Melee in the Great Bay Stage the Moon slowly descends by gets pushed back by the Giants every time… so I’m wondering with Skull Kid on the scene and no YOUNG Link to summon the Giants the Moon will fall on everyone? Most epic Assist Trophy ever! ^_^

    Also is Final Smash back or did they remove that?

    • Ixbran

      in the announcment trailer its shown that Samus still has her smash attack.

      so yes, Smash attacks are still around

      • Christopher Nunes

        Thank you!

      • 하세요

        Wii Fit Trainer also used hers in the main trailer, too.

  • NimbusStev

    Well that does it, Majora’s Mask remake confirmed! I look forward to doing business with you, Nintendo. On whichever platform you put this on.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha what this is a terrible idea the Skull Kids idea of “support” is to throw the moon at people and separate fairy siblings for luls, he needs a therapist not a cameo in a fighting game.

    Okay seriously though, awesome Assist Trophy cameo. Now I just hope Midna gets in as an assist trophy… or a playable character if I can be really greedy.

  • Rasputing

    Definitely better than tingle.

  • Reiswindy

    I wonder if his attack will take 72 hours for its full effect…

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    The moon is going to crush everyone………

  • Ben Sylvia


  • ER MAH GERD! IT’S SKULL KID!!! It’s confirmed! Now gimme MM 3D! I know that’s what everyone else is thinking. I came in, expecting to see tons of posts like that. Also some complaints that he’s an Assist Trophy and not a character. Seriously, Nintendo, you know what we want. Quit screwing with us and give us MM 3D…

  • Jeffrey Thrash

    Are you crazy?! Even as a mere Assist Trophy, the Skull Kid and Majora’s Mask could destroy the world as we know it!

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