|This article explicitly refers to this character in regards to their appearance in Super Smash Bros. Strife. For information on this character in other contexts, see Birdo.|
|Debut title||Super Mario Bros. 2 (Doki Doki Panic)|
|System of origin||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Year of debut||1987|
Birdo (Japanese: キャサリン Kyasarin) is a playable newcomer fighter in Super Smash Bros. Strife, and a recurring character in the Super Mario series; initially appearing as a boss in Super Mario Bros. 2, and later as a playable character in various spin-off titles. Like Isabelle and Alph, who were planned not to be an Assist Trophy and alternate costume, respectively, Birdo was included as a semi-clone character in Strife due to excess remaining development time. Birdo is unique, in that she is not a semi-clone of one character, instead she is essentially an amalgamation of Yoshi and Mega Man, with a larger majority of her attacks taken from (or directly based off) the attacks of those two characters.
Birdo, like the aforementioned Yoshi, is voiced by Kazumi Totaka.
Changes from base characters Edit
Not all of Birdo's standard attacks are taken from Mega Man and Yoshi. While she shoots eggs in a similar manner to Mega Man's neutral standard attack, Birdo also takes a number of standard attacks from Mario.
Mega Man Edit
Birdo is lighter than Mega Man
Birdo's attacks generally deal as much or less damage than Mega Man's.
- Several attacks, however, deal more knockback.
Birdo dashes at a slower speed than Mega Man.
The eggs that Birdo fires as her neutral standard attack travel further than Mega Man's pellets.
Birdo jumps slightly higher than Mega Man.
Purely aesthetically, Birdo's eggs have pink spots as opposed to green.
Birdo is heavier than Yoshi.
Birdo does not have a flutter jump, and as such jumps lower than Yoshi.
Birdo first debuted as a member of the 8 bits in Super Mario Bros. 2 (and Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic in Japan). As a high ranking member of Wart's army, she (originally a 'he') fought Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach at various points during their journey through Subcon.
Since her debut, Birdo has become a recurring character in Super Mario spin-offs, appearing as a playable character in various sporting titles. Birdo even made an appearance as a citizen of Mimin Island in the Japan-exclusive Wii title Captain Rainbow.
|Neutral Special Move||Explosive Egg||Birdo fires a black egg forwards that explodes when it makes contact with a wall or another fighter.|
|Custom Variants||Explosive Yolk||The egg does not deal as much damage when it explodes, but does stick to opponents.|
|Flying Egg||The egg deals slightly less damage, but travels further and through multiple opponents; instead detonating after a set distance.|
|Charge Egg||The attack can be charged to increase damage and distance it travels. At full charge, it doubles both the damage and distance.|
|Side Special Move||Egg Roll||Birdo encases herself within a large pink-spotted egg, and rolls around to deal damage on contact. Near-identical to Yoshi's side special move of the same name.|
|Custom Variants||Heavy Egg||The egg travels slower but deals more damage.|
|Light Egg||The egg bounces upwards upon use, and Birdo bursts out of the egg once it hits the ground.|
|Gravity Egg||The egg does not deal any damage, but is not affected by gravity; thus can be used for horizontal recovery.|
|Up Special Move||Bow Bounce||Birdo summons a large pink bow, which she uses to bounce a short distance upwards. The bow disappears after she bounces on it, and is capable of using standard aerial attacks.|
|Custom Variants||Tornabow||The bow spins to push Birdo upwards in a torrent of wind. It stays in place after being summoned for three seconds, allowing other fighters to be propelled upwards as well. The vertical distance is slightly less than the normal Bow Bounce attack.|
|Hurribow||Birdo uses a giant bow to pull her upwards, similar to a propeller on a helicopter. Touching the bow deals damage to other fighters, though Birdo does not travel as high.|
|Sturdy Bow||The bow does not bounce Birdo upwards, instead acting as a platform that disappears after a moment or once attacked by another fighter.|
|Down Special Move||Heart Shield||Birdo summons a circle of hearts that spin around her. The five hearts disappear as the shield absorbs projectiles to heal her slightly. Unlike Mega Man's Leaf Shield attack, the Heart Shield can not be thrown.|
|Custom Variants||Spade Shield||Birdo summons a circle of three larger spades that instead reflects projectiles; disappearing once the shield reflects three projectiles.|
|Diamond Throw||A large diamond is summoned and can be thrown, dealing more damage and trapping opponents to it as it travels.|
|Club Shield||Birdo summons four clubs that spin around her to absorb projectiles and disappears as they do so. They do not heal Birdo, but instead can be thrown like Mega Man's Leaf Shield attack.|
|Final Smash||Extreme Egg||Birdo gathers power before firing a giant white egg across the stage, which pushes those it hits along with it. As it reaches the opposite end of the screen, the egg explodes to knock away fighters.|
|Up taunt||Spins around before winking towards the screen.|
|Side taunt||Jumps as she puts her left hand against her face and the other in the air.|
|Down taunt||Waves dramatically.|
On-Screen Appearance Edit
Birdo breaks out of an egg alongside a pink heart-shaped explosion.
Victory Fanfare Edit
The victory fanfare used by characters of the Super Mario series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U is reused for Super Smash Bros. Strife. The fanfare is a cover of the level clear (flagpole) fanfare from Super Mario Bros..
Victory Poses Edit
Two of Birdo's victory poses are based directly on two of Yoshi's.
- Spins around before winking towards the screen. Identical to her up taunt.
- Punches the air, then makes a motion as if blowing a kiss to the screen.
- Looks up at the sky with her hands together, then spins once before striking a pose.
Alternate Costumes Edit
|Birdo's alternate costumes|
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|00||Based off Birdo's current appearance.|
|01||Based off the appearances of a yellow Birdo from Mario Strikers Charged. Yellow Birdos appeared as sidekicks for Donkey Kong and Wario's home teams, and Bowser's, Bowser Jr.'s, and Petey Piranha's away teams. Based on the colour of Birdo's eyeliner, it appears this colour scheme most closely resembles her appearance on Bowser's away team.|
|02||Based off the appearances of a purple Birdo from Mario Strikers Charged. Purple Birdos appeared as sidekicks for Waluigi's home teams, and Donkey Kong's and Diddy Kong's away teams. Based on the colour of Birdo's eyeliner, it appears this colour scheme most closely resembles her appearance on Donkey Kong's or Diddy Kong's away teams.|
|03||Based off the appearances of a red Birdo from Mario Strikers Charged. Red Birdos appeared as sidekicks for Mario's, Bowser's, Bowser Jr.'s, and Petey Piranha's home teams. Based on the colour of Birdo's eyeliner, it appears this colour scheme most closely resembles her appearance on Bowser's, Bowser Jr.'s, or Petey Piranha's home teams.|
|04||Based off the appearances of a green Birdo from Mario Strikers Charged. Green Birdos appeared as sidekicks for Luigi's, and Yoshi's home teams. Based on the colour of Birdo's eyeliner, it appears this colour scheme most closely resembles her appearance on Yoshi's home team.|
|05||Based off the appearances of a cyan Birdo from Mario Strikers Charged. Cyan Birdos appeared as sidekicks for Daisy's away team.|
|06||Based off the appearance of the grey Birdo from the original release of Super Mario Bros. 2.|
|07||Based off the appearance of the green Birdo from Super Mario Advance and later remakes of Super Mario Bros. 2.|
|08||Based on Birdo's appearance in artwork for Super Mario Bros. 2.|
- The heart-shaped explosion in her on-screen appearance appears to be a modified version of the one that appears in Peach's side special move.
- The hearts that appear in her Heart Shield special move are identical to the hearts that appear as the special items for Peach and Daisy in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.