Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary
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The Subspace Emissary is a game mode available in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It serves as the equivalent to Adventure Mode of Super Smash Bros. Melee, but with a much more complex plot and more gameplay time. Subspace Emissary is set in the World of Trophies. There are five difficulties to choose from; Easy, Medium, Hard, Very Hard, and Intense. The player has a choice to save game process after completing each level.
The Subspace Emissary makes use of a team system. Two players can play in the Subspace Emissary at one time, with the first player being the protagonist, and the second player being an optional supporting character. Due to the camera following the main character, if the second character cannot follow the scroll and becomes off-screen, he or she is automatically warped back to the main hero. Also, by pressing the Start or Plus Button, Player 2 can always warp to wherever Player 1 is. This, however, does not work during boss battles in the Emissary. The main screen shows where to go next, and the character selection screen allows the player to choose his or her team. If Player 1 is defeated, and Player 2 is not, the game will still be over. In single player, teams are still available. However, the second character is akin to an extra life, and if the main character is defeated, the player takes control of the second character, until it, too, is defeated.
The player is able to use Sticker power-ups for the mode. The stickers are arranging on the character's Trophy Stand and give bonuses on Launch Power, Launch Resistance, and powers and resistances to several attacks like Arm, Weapon, Slash, Electric and Flame. The effects vary from sticker to sticker. When the player loses all of his/her lives, he/she will get a Game Over and lose half of his/her stickers.
All unlockable characters can be unlocked by playing Subspace Emissary mode, but three of them can only be unlocked by beating them in a challenger match.
|1. Midair Stadium||Mario, Kirby, Peach, Zelda (Characters Who Join: Kirby, Peach/Zelda)|
|2. Skyworld||Pit, Mario (Characters Who Join: Pit, Mario)|
|3. Sea of Clouds||Kirby and Peach/Zelda (Characters Who Join: none)|
|4. The Jungle||Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong (Characters Who Join: Diddy Kong)|
|5. The Plain||Pit, Mario (Characters Who Join: none)|
|6. The Lake||Diddy Kong, Fox (Characters Who Join: Fox)|
|7. The Ruined Zoo||Lucas, Ness, Pokémon Trainer (Characters Who Join: Lucas, Pokémon Trainer)|
|8. The Battlefield Fortress||Marth, Meta Knight, Ike (Characters Who Join: Marth, Meta Knight, Ike)|
|9. The Forest||Link, Yoshi (Characters Who Join: Link, Yoshi)|
|10. The Research Facility Part 1||Zero Suit Samus, Pikachu (Characters Who Join: Zero Suit Samus, Pikachu)|
|11. The Lake Shore||Pit, Mario, Link, Yoshi, Kirby (Characters Who Join: none)|
|12. The Path to the Ruins||Lucas, Pokémon Trainer (Characters Who Join: none)|
|13. The Cave||Pit, Mario, Link, Yoshi, Kirby (Characters Who Join: none)|
|14. The Ruins||Lucas, Pokémon Trainer (Characters Who Join: none)|
|15. The Wilds Part 1||Marth, Meta Knight, Ike (Characters Who Join: none)|
|16. The Ruined Hall||Lucas, Pokémon Trainer (Characters Who Join: none)|
|17. The Wilds Part 2||Pit, Mario, Link, Yoshi, Kirby (Characters Who Join: none)|
|18. The Swamp||Diddy Kong, Fox, Falco (Characters Who Join: Falco)|
|19. The Research Facility Part 2||Zero Suit Samus, Samus, Pikachu (Charcters Who Join: Samus) (Zero Suit Samus Leaves)|
|20. Outside the Ancient Ruins||Olimar, Captain Falcon, Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong (Characters Who Join: Olimar, Captain Falcon, Donkey Kong)|
|21. The Glacial Peak||Meta Knight, Ice Climbers, Lucario (Characters Who Join: Ice Climbers, Lucario)|
|22. The Canyon||Pit, Mario, Link, Yoshi, Kirby (Characters Who Join: none)|
|23. Battleship Halberd Interior||Snake, Meta Knight, Lucario (Characters Who Join: Snake)|
|24. Battleship Halberd Exterior||Peach, Zelda/Sheik (Characters Who Join: Zelda/Shiek or Peach) (*Note: Shiek is playable in any level that Zelda is) (*Note: Whoever the player didn't choose during the Midair Staduim now joins)|
|25. Battleship Halberd Bridge||Fox, Falco, Lucario, Peach, Zelda/Sheik, Snake (Characters Who Join: Mr. Game & Watch)|
|26. The Subspace Bomb Factory Part 1||Samus, Pikachu (Characters Who Join: none)|
|27. The Subspace Bomb Factory Part 2||Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Captain Falcon, Olimar, R.O.B., Samus, Pikachu (Characters Who Join: R.O.B.)|
|28. Entrance to Subspace||All previously used (Not Ness and Zero Suit Samus), Mr. Game & Watch (Characters Who Join: none)|
|29. Subspace Part 1||King Dedede, Ness, Luigi (Characters Who Join: King Dedede, Ness, Luigi, Bowser, whoever the player saved in the Subspace)|
|30. Subspace Part 2||Kirby (Characters Who Join: Whoever the player saved in the Subspace)|
|31. The Great Maze||Any Trophies the player has saved, King Dedede, Ness, Luigi, Bowser, Kirby, Sonic (Characters Who Join: Sonic)|
The "Subspace Emissary" is the adventure and story mode of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The main antagonists are the Subspace Army, which is led by the Ancient Minister.
At the beginning of the story, Zelda and Peach watch trophies of Mario and Kirby fall into the Midair Stadium and transform into their living counterparts. They proceed to do battle, while Pit watches from Skyworld, cheering them both on. After his defeat, Mario or Kirby is transformed into a Trophy, which the other revives into his living counterpart. However, Meta Knight's ship, the Battleship Halberd, flies over the main stadium. It releases purple spores into the arena, called Shadow Bugs, which then form a group of strange robotic-looking creatures, called the Primid. Zelda and Peach run to assist Mario and Kirby, and all four of them battle against the Primid. The Ancient Minister then arrives on his floating platform, and drops down a Subspace Bomb, which is soon activated by two R.O.B.s. The bomb then shows a detonation timer, indicating that it will explode in three minutes.
Mario hurries to deactivate it, but is blasted out of the stadium by a giant cannonball. Kirby ponders about who shot Mario out of the stadium, then realizes that Peach and Zelda have been entrapped by cages held by Petey Piranha. Petey Piranha proceeds to attack Kirby by swinging the cages at him. Kirby dodges and attacks the cages, thus weakening and eventually destroying one of them. Defeated, Petey Piranha explodes and burns to the ground, flinging the princess Kirby did not free to the other side of the arena. Suddenly, coming out of nowhere, Wario drops in wielding a dark cannon. He notices Kirby and the rescued princess, but then turns his attention to the unrescued princess.
He points his cannon at her, and fires it. A black arrow is fired from the cannon's nozzle and strikes the unrescued princess, who is then transformed into a trophy and carried away by Wario. Kirby and the rescued princess begin to pursue him, but Kirby notices that the Subspace Bomb's timer is almost out. The bomb explodes, taking the stadium into Subspace, fortunately Kirby and the rescued princess escape on a Warp Star.
Meanwhile, in Skyworld, Pit gazes at the disappearing stadium and the devastating effects of the Subspace Bomb. He is then called forth by the goddess Palutena, who gives him the Bow of Palutena and the Angel Ring. She sends Pit on a mission to save the world from the Subspace Army, and assist the others who are trying to save it. Pit then hurries off to the edge of Skyworld, and flies down to the world below to assist in saving it from the Subspace Army. The Halberd appears over the area where Pit landed, releasing Primids. Pit then splits his bow into dual swords and defeats various Subspace enemies, eventually reaches a platform. Looking across the sea of clouds, he sees Mario's trophy. Hopping over to a platform concealed by the clouds, he revives Mario. Once Mario recalls the events in the arena the two come to an understanding that they are working towards the same goal, and head off.
Elsewhere, in an island jungle, a Hammer Bro. and a Goomba pile Donkey Kong's Banana Hoard onto a Cargo, which they proceed to carrier off. Upon battling several of the Koopa Troop's minions (even smashing a Koopa Troopa into the ground, similar to Donkey Kong Jungle Beat), Donkey Kong readies to follow the Hammer Bro. and the Goomba and get his treasured Banana Hoard back. The Goomba jumps down from the pile onto two cannons, which fire three Bullet Bills towards DK. Out from the foliage behind, Diddy Kong appears and with his Peanut Popguns in hand, intercepts them all. Both Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set off after the Banana Hoard thieves. Upon finding it, they are attacked by Bowser, who wields the same device held by Wario. Bowser aims the dark cannon at Diddy, but Donkey Kong punches Diddy into the sky and out of the way of the oncoming black arrow, which turns the big ape himself into a trophy.
Meanwhile, Kirby and the rescued princess are being chased by the Halberd which then knocks them off their warp star, forcing them to land on the ship. They spot an Arwing coming from the distance. It swiftly dodges the beams fired by the Halberd, but is hit by a claw-like device that is projected from the ship. The Arwing is knocked out of the sky, blowing Kirby and the rescued princess off the Halberd before proceeding to crash on Donkey Kong Island.
Meanwhile, Diddy Kong is swinging through the jungle looking for Donkey Kong. When he reaches a large pond, he notices the damaged Arwing near the lake. As he heads towards it, Rayquaza emerges from the lake and sets the Arwing aflame with a Dragon Pulse attack. As Diddy stares in fear and awe, Rayquaza quickly snatches him up and flies back into the lake. Fox McCloud ejects himself from the destroyed Arwing, and uses his Fox Illusion to swift pass the dragon's hand, forcing it to release Diddy. As Rayquaza uses another Dragon Pulse, Fox uses his Reflector, which deflects the attack back at Rayquaza, causing it to retreat back into the lake, though it recuperates and a battle ensues. Following Rayquaza's defeat, Diddy begins explaining his dilemma to Fox. Fox simply ignores Diddy and walks away. Diddy tries explaining again, and Fox, again, walks away. Diddy becomes angry and physically drags Fox along with him to help find Donkey Kong. Deeper in the jungle, they battle against Bowser; but his defeated trophy disolves into shadow bugs. It turns out that the Bowser they fought was a fake, set up as a trap by the real Bowser, who attempts to turn Diddy and Fox into trophies with his dark cannon. Diddy, desiring to avenge Donkey, steps up to fight Bowser, but Fox quickly grabs him and carries him away into the jungle, as Bowser laughs.
Meanwhile, Lucas is walking through The Ruined Zoo. On the verge of tears, while all alone, he is attacked by Primids, and the Pig King Statue, a living statue of Porky Minch, appears. Lucas is pursued throughout the zoo by the giant statue, whose intent is to kill Lucas. Lucas soon gets his foot snagged on an unearthed root, and desperately tries to free himself as the statue approaches. Realizing he can't escape, he covers his eyes, being certain of impending doom. Suddenly Ness appears and blasts the statue with his PK Thunder and destroys it with his PK Flash. Unfortunately, Porky himself appears out of the statue in his spider mech and attacks the boys. Both Ness and Lucas work together and defeat him. Afterwards, Wario appears on a large hill and repeatedly tries to attack Ness with his dark cannon. He fails to hit Ness, who dodges every shot, then he turns and aim for the unaware Lucas. Ness pushes Lucas out of the way of the beam, thus getting himself transformed into a statue which Wario then seizes. Lucas flees aghast as Wario cackles in the rain. Fortunately, the rain stops a bit after, and he bumps into the Pokémon Trainer, and the duo are attacked by more Primids. The Pokémon Trainer lets out his Pokémon, Squirtle, to join Lucas and they destroy the squad of Primids. The Trainer begins to leaves afterwards, and after a moment of reflection over his recent misfortunes, Lucas shadows close behind.
The carnage of a recent battle are shown. Under the Ancient Minister's supervision, two R.O.B.s open a subspace bomb, depleting the area. Marth looks at the explosion a distance aways, before setting his sights to a mob of Primids approaching the castle he is standing upon. Marth proceed to battle the Primids, eliminating them all. After he gets close to the Subspace Explosion he glances to the sky and sees Meta Knight zooming at him. Meta Knight attacks, and they start battling, thinking they are enemies. Their skirmish is interrupted by more Primids. After Marth and Meta Knight both begin killing the Primids, they realize they're fighting a common enemy. They decide to team up to fight the subspace army. After defeating the Primids, they catch up to the Ancient Minister, who is carrying a Subspace Bomb, and attempt to intervene. The Ancient Minister dodges Marth's Dolphin Slash, and shoots Meta Knight's wings, setting them on fire, forcing him to transform them back into his cape. Out of nowhere, Ike comes and destroys the bomb with his Great Aether. The Ancient Minister retreats and the trio of swordsman move on to catch him, only halting when they reach the side of a cliff and can move no further.
In another area, two Waddle Dees approach Luigi, who is frightened by them. To Luigi's surprise, King Dedede suddenly appears and attacks him with his Jet Hammer. He launches Luigi into the sky, turning him into a trophy. King Dedede retreats, leaving Luigi's trophy as bait for Wario, who is approaching in his trophy carrier containing Ness and the unrescued princess (either Zelda or Peach). Wario notices the Luigi trophy and goes to it, being swarmed by Waddle Dees as King Dedede steals the carrier, taking all three trophies with him. Wario looks up, dazed and confused, and angrily yells at the disappearing carrier.
Deep in a forest, Link is seen traveling, intent on finding something with his fairy, Navi, by his side. He walks up to a stone containing the Master Sword. With the Triforce symbol appearing on his left hand, Link pulls the sword out. As he leaves, he passes by a sleeping Yoshi on a stump and the Halberd flying overhead. Link stops and looks up at the Shadow Bugs before getting his sword ready for battle while a confused and newly awaken Yoshi joins him. After passing through the forest, they proceed to follow the departing Halberd.
Meanwhile, on a floating island base, Zero Suit Samus is breaking in. She loads her gun and travels through the base, ending up in a room where Pikachu is trapped inside a tube. The machine sucks out Pikachu's electricity, painfully shocking the Pokémon in the process. Zero Suit Samus, seeing Pikachu in pain, destroys the tube with her Plasma Whip. Unfortunately, this sets off an alarm, and they have to fight their way through a hoard of attacking R.O.B.s. Zero Suit Samus and Pikachu enter into a surveillance room and on one of the monitors Zero Suit Samus then sees what she was looking for: her Power Suit.
At the same time, Kirby and the rescued princess are seen on a long field. Suddenly King Dedede drives by and Kirby runs after him, leaving the princess alone. Bowser then sneaks up from behind the princess and turns her into a trophy, which is subsequently cloned by a mass of Shadow Bugs, turning her into False Peach/Zelda. Mario/Link and Pit/Yoshi run by her without noticing. The Peach/Zelda clone attempts to turn them into trophies, but the gun is cut in half by Pit/Link. Mario/Link and Pit/Yoshi proceed to battle against the clone. They defeat the cloned princess, with the clone transforming into a trophy, then desolving into Shadow Bugs. Mario/Link are running, when he stop to see the clone princess trophy desolving. Thinking this was the real princess, Mario/Link rushes to Link/Mario and attempts to attack. Mario/Link manages to dodge the attack, and Pit and Yoshi join in to battle each other. The losing team are turned into trophies. Afterwards, Mario/Link spots the unrescued princess in the carrier. King Dedede proceeds to capture the losing team trophies by grabbing them with an arm from the carrier as he's speeding away. Fortunately, Kirby cuts the arm with his Final Cutter, and turns Mario/Link and Pit/Yoshi back to normal. King Dedede makes a U-turn and heads for the heroes. After being revived, Link/Pit hit King Dedede's carrier, slowing it down as Mario, Link, Kirby, Yoshi, and Pit pursue him.
In a control room, Ganondorf gives orders to Bowser to track down King Dedede, and gives him his location. Lucas and Pokémon Trainer are by a tall anticline, and see Charizard flying into a cave. They follow Charizard through the ruins of a temple, where Wario appears. Lucas remembers what he did to Ness, and he and Pokémon Trainer battle and defeat Wario, turning him into a trophy. Lucas looks around and wonders where Ness' trophy is. He and Pokémon Trainer hear a growl within the mountain and continue the search for Charizard.
Meanwhile, King Dedede is in his castle, looking at his trophies of the princess, Luigi, and Ness. He puts a timed badge, bearing an image of his face on it, on all of them, until Bowser attacks the castle with his minions and takes the princess's trophy. Link, Mario, Yoshi, Pit, and Kirby enter King Dedede's castle and notice a hole in the wall, which they enter. They chase Bowser all the way out of the castle and to a cliff. Mario attempts to attack Bowser, but he uses Peach/Zelda as a shield and Mario is forced to stand down. Pit shoots an arrow at Bowser which he dodges, falling off of the cliff while Peach/Zelda loses her badge. Bowser ends up in his Koopa Clown Car, and flies away with her to the Halberd. Kirby looks at the fallen badge, confused. Meanwhile, the Ancient Minister plants a bomb at King Dedede's castle, which explodes and sends it to Subspace. Ganondorf is watching on a monitor, and Master Hand appears on it, seeming to order Ganondorf to do something. Ganondorf complies, and bows down.
Meanwhile, Pokémon Trainer, Lucas, and Squirtle fight through a cave. They find a trophy of Ivysaur, which Pokémon Trainer retrieves into a Pokeball. They continue to fight through the cave, until they find Charizard. They fight Charizard, and Pokémon Trainer captures Charizard with his Pokeball. The two eventually end up in a tower.
Meanwhile, the trio of swordsmen find a seemingly inactive tank, which then activates and reveals a huge mech called Galleom. They fight and, after the robot is defeated, it jumps off a cliff and falls through the stone ground below, as Ike, Marth and Meta Knight are only able to look on. As it turns out, Lucas and the Pokémon Trainer had wound up in the chamber in which Galleom lands, damaged. They prepare to fight, but Galleom snatches them with only its right hand (rendering the Trainer unconscious in the process), and reveals itself to be a huge, walking Subspace Bomb, much to Lucas' horror. Galleom then flies up and when it is ready to detonate, Lucas uses his PK Thunder to sever its hand, making them fall as Galleom detonates up above. When Lucas thinks he will get his last breath, holding the Pokémon Trainer closely, Meta Knight swoops in and saves them in the nick of time, as Subspace sucks in everything, including Wario's trophy.
The Ancient Minister watches the explosion, and starts thinking about the Bombs, and the R.O.B's that have sacrificed themselves to detonate it. He turns to go, but is stopped by Mario and company. They proceed to chase him as he fires lasers at them. While they are fighting, two R.O.B.s activate a Subspace bomb. Pit and Mario start attacking the R.O.B.s but are grabbed by two other R.O.B.s and taken away. The Ancient Minister watches sadly as the R.O.B.s wave at him as he leaves. The bomb explodes, however Mario hops on Yoshi and everyone else hops on Kirby's Warp Star and they all leave the area. It is revealed at this point that the impact of the explosion overwhelms the bystanding R.O.B.s and destroys them.
Fox fights through the jungle island with Diddy Kong, eventually seeing Bowser who shoots Diddy and attempts to do the same to Fox. Fortunately, Falco arrives and shoots Bowser with his Arwing. He successfully destroys Bowser's trophy gun, but the Shadow Bugs transform Diddy Kong's trophy into a giant evil false Diddy while Bowser flies away in his Koopa Clown Car. After defeating giant Diddy, Falco leaves. However, Diddy Kong stops him and tries to tell them that Donkey Kong is kidnapped. Falco turns around before Diddy Kong can explain and starts to leave. Diddy Kong gets mad, grabs Falco and drags him along with Fox following behind. The three continue through the jungle and see a ship with Donkey Kong's trophy chained up. It flys over a waterfall and appraches the floating island, but Falco calls the Great Fox and the three hop in to pursue the ship.
Meanwhile, Pikachu and Zero Suit Samus go through a warehouse-like place to find her Power Suit. Two Samus clones are there to battle them. After they defeat them, an alarm goes off and R.O.B.s come from everywhere. Samus puts on her Power Suit and shoots them all. They soon enter a large spacious chmaber where Ridley appears, grabs Samus and begins scraping her against a wall. Pikachu electrocutes Ridley, forcing him to let go of Samus who falls on the ground weakened, but able to fight and help Pikachu defeat the monster. They end up outside and see two R.O.B.s carrying a Subspace Bomb.
Elsewhere, a group of Pikmin start to attack a giant R.O.B. which simply rises its arms and spins around knocking them all off and kills most of them. Captain Olimar is shocked and scared, however his Red Pikmin informs him of a new visitor. The Blue Falcon speeds through the forest. Captain Falcon jumps out of the car, and Falcon Punches the robot, sending it flying away. Landing after his attack, captain Falcon accidentally kills many of the Pikmin, but teams up with Olimar, regardless; and the pair run along some old ruins fighting the Subspace Army. They notice an Arwing attacking the ship carrying Donkey Kong: Falco drops Diddy out of his Arwing, and with his Peanut Popguns, the monkey shoots the ship holding Donkey Kong. Captain Falcon and Captain Olimar run to assist. Diddy brings Donkey Kong back to life and they are attacked by Primids. The ship enters a cave area as Falco flies away.
Meanwhile, the Halberd is engaged in a laser duel with the Great Fox, while Marth, Meta Knight, Lucas, Pokémon Trainer, and Ike are watching. Meta Knight flies up the mountain and sees the Ice Climbers on their way to the ships already. Meta Knight flies ahead of them and the Ice Climbers follow. The two become a team and the Ice Climbers and Meta Knight climb the mountain together. After their team reaches the top of the mountain, they see Lucario. He jumps down and challenges Meta Knight to a fight. After the fight, the loser is turned into a trophy. The winner then turns the loser back to his normal state. Lucario and Meta Knight look at each other, but shake hands instead of fighting. Suddenly the Halberd pushes the Great Fox (which it had captured) into the peak of the mountain, causing an avalanche. The Ice Climbers fall down the mountain while Lucario and Meta Knight avoid the avalanche and climb aboard the Halberd. Shadow Bugs swarm around the Ice Climbers, Marth, Ike, Lucas, and Pokémon Trainer and summon more Primids. Mario, Pit, Link, Yoshi, and Kirby arrive at the scene and assist the others.
Meanwhile aboard the Halberd, Solid Snake comes out from underneath his cardboard box and ventures the ship. Then he hears someone coming and he hides under his box. Meta Knight and Lucario pass by, but Lucario senses the aura of Snake. After Lucario uncovers Snake and stops Meta Knight and Snake from fighting each other, he senses Primids behind them with aura, but they are soon defeated, and the three venture further through the Halberd. They eventually reach a room with Peach and Zelda's trophies in cages. Shadow Bugs surround the trophies and generate False Peach and False Zelda. The three battle the evil princesses, break the cages, and turn the real princesses back to life. Snake makes a gesture before he, Lucario, and Meta Knight leave the room, telling the princess to stay in the room. Zelda transforms into Sheik, and Peach giggles as the two leave the room and venture to the deck of the Halberd once Snake and the others were gone.
In the sky, Fox's Arwing is hit, damaging its wing as he attempts to take down the Halberd. One of his shots almost hits Peach, causing Sheik to jump onto the Arwing and force Fox to eject. Sheik and Fox begin to battle on deck, but then Peach offers Fox some tea. As Sheik sips her cup of tea, Fox accepts the offer. Meanwhile, Lucario, Meta Knight, and Solid Snake reach the control room and discover that the Halberd is controlled by a squad of Mr. Game & Watches. Snake knocks the Mr. Game and Watches out the window and onto the deck nearby Fox, Peach, and Sheik. The Mr. Game and Watches turn into Shadow Bugs and transform into a twin robot named Duon. Lucario and Snake assist Fox, Peach, and Sheik, while Falco ejects from his Arwing to also help take down Duon. When Duon is defeated, it reveals Mr. Game & Watch's trophy. Fox points his Blaster at the trophy while Peach brings Mr. Game & Watch to life. Mr. Game & Watch bows in thanks and Peach gives him her Parasol. Mr. Game and Watch plays with it and Peach giggles at this. As he is harmless, the party lets him join their ranks. In the control room, Meta Knight takes the steering wheel and flies his ship out of the dark clouds.
The alarm goes off in the island base as Samus and Pikachu run through the corridors. The two break through a wall and enter a huge room full of Subspace Bombs, R.O.B.s, and the Ancient Minister himself. Samus and Pikachu are ready to attack, but the Ancient Minister puts his head down and the two feel pity for him. Just then, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Captain Olimar, and Captain Falcon burst through another door and stand alongside Samus and Pikachu. Then Ganondorf appears as a hologram and sees the intruders. He orders the R.O.B.s to activate all the Subspace Bombs. The Ancient Minister refuses to let them do that, so Ganondorf takes control the R.O.B.s himself and orders them to obey him. The Ancient Minister tackles two R.O.B.s away from the Subspace Bombs and Ganondorf angrily forces the R.O.B.s to shoot the Ancient Minister before activating all of the Subspace Bombs. The Ancient Minister sadly stands there in his burning clothes while the gang tries to detach the R.O.B.s from the Subspace Bombs. Ganondorf laughs and his hologram disappears, after ordering a flock of Auroros to stop the gang from exiting the island. The Ancient Minister looks up and shoots some of the Auroros down with his laser.
After the Ancient Minister fired beams at the Auroros, his clothes burn off and it is revealed that he is also an R.O.B. himself. This may explain why the Ancient Minister felt sadness at having to sacrifice R.O.B.s, as they are his own kind. Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Samus, Pikachu, Olimar, and Captain Falcon help the R.O.B. defeat the Subspace soldiers. Since they can't detach the R.O.B.s from the Subspace Bombs, they begin to leave. Diddy tries to get the R.O.B. to help, but he's too saddened after mind linking with two R.O.B.s. Captain Falcon calls his ship by pressing some buttons on his gloves and calls his party. Donkey Kong carries R.O.B. (the Ancient Minister) with them after he refuses to leave. They all jump into a tube and Captain Falcon summons his Falcon Flyer to carry them out of the base. However, Meta Ridley chases after them in a tunnel and the gang has to stop him from delaying their getaway. Meta Ridley is eventually defeated and they escape before the massive explosion occurs. Meanwhile, Mario, Link, Pit, Yoshi, Kirby, Lucas, Pokémon Trainer, the Ice Climbers, Marth, and Ike watch the gigantic explosion. Then they see the Halberd and the Falcon Flyer fly toward them and land in front of them. So they all climb aboard the ships and head for Subspace.
Suddenly a gigantic battleship comes out of Subspace and shoots towards the horizon, bringing another area into Subspace. Ganondorf and Bowser are aboard and control the cannon. Suddenly, Ganondorf stares into the distance and sees the Halberd approaching. The two aim the cannon at the Halberd and after a shot that went through the middle of the Halberd, it is brought down. Although it seems like this is over, The Falcon Flyer, the Arwing, Olimar's Hocotate Ship, and Samus' Spacecraft fly out of the explosion. Now frustrated, the two aim all their cannons at the ships. Out of nowhere, Kirby, riding his Dragoon, flies right through the battleship, thus destroying it. Ganondorf and Bowser retreat into Subspace, followed by the entire gang.
Ganondorf and Bowser are walking through a Subspace region when Ganondorf stops behind Bowser and fires the gun at him, turning Bowser into a trophy. He walks to the edge of a cliff and bows to Master Hand, before looking up and realizing that his leader has puppet strings leading back to Tabuu. Ganondorf jumps at Tabuu who easily repels him back into Master Hand, severing the strings. Ganondorf is turned into a trophy, but Master Hand uses his freedom to attack Tabuu, who blasts him back to the cliff where he lies, defeated. The heroes show up to see Master Hand fallen. They look up at Tabuu. His wings emerge and in one blast, he turns everyone into trophies. A cluster of balls of light form around him and he rests at the end of a pathway leading out from the cliff.
Elsewhere, in King Dedede's Castle in Subspace, the timed Dedede badges awaken Ness and Luigi. They revive King Dedede and the three of them start a Subspace level where they must collect the trophies of all their fallen comrades. At the end, they find the Bowser trophy which King Dedede brings back to life. Bowser then challenges Dedede to a fight which he loses, turning back into a trophy which King Dedede then revives. It looks like Bowser is going to try to fight again, but Dedede flicks Bowser in the nose, forcing him to see reason and join the party. After finding Ganondorf's trophy, Bowser attacks it several times in anger. Link and Zelda then arrive and revive Ganondorf.
Kirby is revived by the Dedede badge that he had swallowed much earlier back when King Dedede's Castle was sent to Subspace. Kirby goes to revive the rest of the trophies. King Dedede is on his way up to Tabuu when he is attacked by Wario. Wario starts laughing at him but Luigi and Ness come and help King Dedede back up. Wario is shocked to see the three as a team. The three point to Tabuu and Wario picks his nose while thinking. He gets on his Wario Bike and goes up to Tabuu, while King Dedede, Luigi and Ness follow. Soon, the whole party arrives at The Great Maze where they must go through all the parts of the Super Smash Bros. World and defeat all the bosses and "dark" characters. After defeating all bosses and "dark" characters, they finally reach Tabuu. Tabuu is about to attack the whole gang again and turn them all into trophies, but Sonic comes in and attacks Tabuu twice, breaking his wings. Sonic then spins around and smiles, waving his finger in the air.
Tabuu then attacks the whole party but is defeated, yelling in pain as all the worlds that were brought into Subspace are brought back. The last area to be brought back is the Final Destination. All the characters are returned back to the regular Smash World and the player then sees the Final Destination at sunset. The credits pass while it shows a few pictures of the various cut-scenes in the game.
|File:PeteyInBrawl.jpg||Petey Piranha||Petey Piranha captures Peach and Zelda within cages as the Subspace Army assaults the Arena, and the player has to fight him as Kirby, being able to rescue only one of the princesses. Petey actually uses the cages to attack the player. When one of the cages is attacked, its life decreases. When Petey is attacked, the HP for both of the cages' decrease. The princess within the cage to lose all of its health and break first is the one the player ends up saving. After this is accomplished, Petey is defeated and burns to the ground. In his second battle, Petey's cages are empty and the player must break at least one cage to defeat him.|
|File:Rayquaza.jpg||Rayquaza||After Fox's Arwing crashes into the Jungle, Rayquaza emerges from a nearby lake and destroys what is left of the ship. Having watched this take place, Diddy Kong is captured by Rayquaza. Fox is ejected from the Arwing at the last second and rescues Diddy. A battle with Rayquaza commences. Rayquaza uses attacks such as Hyper Beam during the battle, often flying on and off the screen during its mad rushes, and falls to the ground in defeat after it has lost all of its health.|
|File:The Pig King Statue.jpg||The Pig King Statue||The Pig King Statue is a gigantic statue from MOTHER 3. It has been described as virtually impossible to hit. Lucas must run from him, dodging his blows, as they can result in one-hit KO's. After running for a certain amount of time, Ness appears, and saves Lucas, only to end up encountering Porky Minch in the Spider Mech. This is the only boss not appearing in Boss Battle mode, despite the fact that he is impossible to hit and therefore cannot be actually considered a boss.|
|File:Porky.jpg||Porky Minch||Ness and Lucas fight Porky in his Spider Mech from Mother 3 after Ness defeats a large statue of Porky. During the battle, Porky Minch uses the machine's robotic legs to attack either Lucas or Ness. Other, more powerful attacks he uses include a very accurate laser beam and a wave of his mechanical robots (based on himself). The machine flips upside-down and squirms after Porky Minch's life bar has been completely depleted.|
|File:Galleom.jpg||Galleom||A large Subspace Army mech, Galleom is fought in two phases. During the first phase, he is fought by Marth, Ike, and Meta Knight. After he is defeated, he falls down into the ruins, crashing through the floor to confront Lucas and the Pokémon Trainer. After being defeated, Galleom activates the Subspace Bomb within its head and attempts to take them with it; however, the two are rescued just in time by Meta Knight after Lucas uses PK Thunder to free themselves and fall.|
|File:Ridley2.jpg||Ridley||Samus's nemesis from the Metroid series appears as a boss. Like Rayquaza, Ridley often flies on and off the screen during the battle. He has several attacks, including one in which he scrapes his tail against the ground. Many of his other attacks are similar to Master Hand's. After the player depletes his life bar as either Samus or Pikachu, Ridley falls off the platform.|
|File:Duon.jpg||Duon||The second of the two Subspace Army mechs. After the Mr. Game & Watches are tossed out of the control room of the Battleship Halberd, they are converted into Shadow Bugs. These Shadow Bugs combine to form Duon, fought as Fox, Peach, Zelda, Lucario, Solid Snake, and Falco. When it is defeated, it reforms back into a single Mr. Game & Watch, which joins the effort to defeat the Subspace Army.|
|File:Meta Ridley2.jpg||Meta Ridley||Ridley makes a return appearance in his cybernetically enhanced form from Metroid Prime, this time challenging Samus, Pikachu, Captain Falcon, Captain Olimar, R.O.B., Diddy Kong, and Donkey Kong. He chases after the group as they escape the floating island in Captain Falcon's ship. His attacks include fireballs, rushing at the player, and influencing the ship in various ways, such as forcing it downward and making it rock back and forth.|
|File:Tabuu.jpg||Tabuu||Tabuu is the true villain of The Subspace Emissary. He was controlling Master Hand and turns all fighters into trophies, but thanks to a time artifact made by King Dedede, some survive and he is then weakened by Sonic and destroyed by everyone.|
- Main article: Subspace Army
- Giant Goomba
- Koopa Troopa (Green & Red)
- Koopa Paratroopa (Green & Red)
- Hammer Bro.
- Bullet Bill
- Sword Primid
- Boom Primid
- Scope Primid
- Big Primid
- Metal Primid
- Fire Primid
- Shellpod (No Armor)
- R.O.B. Sentry
- R.O.B. Launcher
- R.O.B. Blaster