Zelda appears to be hiding a lot of... something underneath her dress in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but hurtboxes don't actually reflect body sizes

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 14, 2020 at 6:25 a.m. PST

A rather strange post has been trending on Twitter over the past few days in regards to Zelda's roll in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A Twitter user by the name of Masonomace noted that they were simply labbing the frame data behind the intangibility of Zelda's roll when they caught glimpse of a rather... suggestive image.

At a glance, it really does seem as though a silhouette of Zelda's form can be seen underneath her dress. In reality though, these shapes are actually just her hurtboxes highlighted in blue via the game's training mode.

Do keep in mind that hurtboxes don't necessarily reflect an accurate depiction of a character's body shape or size. Hurtboxes are often larger or smaller than the actual fighter.

For example, Wii Fit Trainer is a character that's known for being quite lean. This makes sense as she is a fitness instructor. However, an overview of her hurtboxes would suggest that she was a lot... "thicker" than one might actually be led to believe.

Other challengers like Ness, Squirtle, and Pichu have hurtboxes that extend beyond the scope of their heads. Ness might be psychic, but his noggin certainly isn't this large.

Of course, do keep in mind that Zelda was canonically 16 years old during the events of Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past — which is the game that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Zelda hails from. Then again, that game also came out over 28 years ago.

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