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Not to be confused with Cape Mario.
Mario using Cape in a pre-release screenshot of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Cape is the side special move used by Mario in every Super Smash Bros. installment since Super Smash Bros. Melee. It involves him using the yellow cape from the Cape Mario power-up, which debuted in Super Mario World.

While this attack is not particularly powerful, it is useful in that it can reverse the direction of most projectile attacks, including thrown items. It can also make the foe spin around, and face the other direction. Also note that when Mario uses his cape it is not actually tied around his neck but held in his hand and swung. The Cape also gives Mario a slight vertical lift, which can help him recover somewhat.