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|Master Hand in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.|
|Voiced by|| Jeff Manning (1999)|
Dean Harrington (2001)
Pat Cashman (2008)
|Debut||Super Smash Bros.|
Master Hand is the main antagonist featured in the Super Smash Bros. series. He is a giant floating gloved right hand.
Master Hand's origins are shrouded in mystery. The openings to the first two games suggest that the characters in the Smash Bros. games are not the real characters but actually toys or trophies of them that are brought to life for combat, and Master Hand is suggested to be the hand of the person playing with them. This is supplemented by Master Hand's trophy descriptions in Melee and Brawl, referring to him as "the symbolic link between the real world and the imaginary battlefields of Super Smash Bros." and "the link between this world, where trophies fight, and the world beyond". He is described as the manifestation of the creative spirit, while the left Crazy Hand manifests the destructive spirit. Despite their differences, the two work together in battle. He is also described as literally the master of the world.
His Brawl trophy mentions that he has an absolute power that he keeps hidden, and that both the meaning of his existence and his goals are a mystery. However, he feels joy from battling seasoned warriors whom have proven their worth in many battles, waiting for them in the Final Destination stage. He is also known for his mad laughter whenever he enters the battlefield. As also shown in Brawl, the world's villains, such as Ganon and Bowser, serve Master Hand.
Master Hand originally appeared as the final boss in the single player mode in Super Smash Bros.. Traditionally, Master Hand returned as the final boss of Classic Mode in both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where Crazy Hand would appear to aid Master Hand under cetrain conditions after Master Hand had lost most of his health. In Melee, Master Hand and Crazy Hand are also featured in "Event Match 50: Final Destination Match", where the player must fight them both at the same time. In Brawl, Master Hand can also be fought in the Boss Battles mode.
Master Hand also has a role in "The Subspace Emissary" within Brawl. Tabuu had used chains of light to manipulate Master Hand as if he were a puppet and used Master Hand to send out Bowser and Ganondorf on missions to aid the Subspace Army. This caused Master Hand to become more a part of Subspace than he was of the Smash Bros. world. After Ganondorf met his true master, he attempted to attack Tabuu and though he failed and was turned back into trophy form, he shattered Master Hand's bonds at the same time. Freed, Master Hand then attempted to attack Tabuu, but was easily overpowered and defeated.
- Master Hand appears as a recurring enemy in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. He first appears as a miniboss in the Radish Ruins, the Candy Constellation and Rainbow Route 2. Master Hand and Crazy Hand also appear together as the boss of the Candy Constellation.
- He is the only character with a set amount of HP, although enemies in Brawl also have life meters.
- Master Hand has trophies in both Melee and Brawl.