|Kind of Item||Impersonal force|
|First Appearance||Jake's Super Smash Bros.: Crown of Orchid|
|Grants life to trophies|
The Orchid is a supernatural force and the central figure in the story mode of Jake's Super Smash Bros., Crown of Orchid. The Orchid is an impersonal energy that grants trophies life and the will to engage in combat against one another, and also revives them should they be returned to their inanimate state. The Orchid culminates in a ring that glows on the surface of the moon that orbits the World of Trophies. The Orchid is always shown to be purple in colour, hence its name.
The Orchid itself is shown to be "alive" in a sense, though does not appear to be sentient; it can be compared to blood in that way. Additionally, the Orchid can be harnessed and stolen, showing that it is a physical object and not merely an aura that can be seen by others, despite that being what it appears as. While every fighter has a unique entrance animation in the basic "Smash" mode, characters are shown to come alive from their trophy states via the power of Orchid in all other modes.
Creatures of Orchid
While the Orchid serves as the lifeblood for all of those who live within The World of Trophies, it is implied that fighters are merely granted a distilled form of the energy. This is especially prevalent in the appearance of the Orchid Palms, versions of Master Hand and Crazy Hand, and Orchid Clones.
The pure form of the Orchid can be used to create creatures of immense strength.
Upon absorbing an incredible amount of the rawest form of Orchid, Master Hand and Crazy Hand can increase their power and become creatures known as Master Palm and Crazy Palm; collectively they are referred to as the Orchid Palms. The Orchid Palms can perform the same powers as both of their normal counterparts, and can harness the Orchid to shoot lasers and energy blasts during attacks that would not normally have them. Additionally, the two Orchid Palms can harden the Orchid that covers them to create shields and protect them from most manner of attack.
In addition to making prominent appearances in Crown of Orchid, the Orchid Palms serve as the final bosses of Classic Mode should the player reach a difficulty level of 9.5 or higher.
Orchid Clones are essentially full recreations of fighters of Jake's Super Smash Bros. These clones are purple in appearance and possess glowing red eyes, allowing them to be differentiated from their playable counterparts. The Orchid Clones are not 1:1 copies of the characters they are based on, as they usually deal more damage and knockback through their attacks. Additionally the clones can differ in size, with some appearing larger than the original character.
Orchid Clones can only be created of characters who become one with the Orchid itself. Some characters have willingly given their bodies to the Orchid in order to harness its power and thus have allowed it to create mimicries of themselves, while the Orchid seems to also be able to essentially "devour" characters in order to transform them into weaker Orchid Clones.
The following characters appear as Orchid Clones throughout the story of Crown of Orchid:
- King K. Rool (Skyworld Clouds)
Seekers of Orchid
The Seekers of Orchid are those who wish to harness the power of the Orchid for their own nefarious deeds. Those who seek to claim the Orchid as their own may not all be allied with each other, though several have decided to band together in order to achieve this. In addition, the "Seekers of Orchid" name may also be applied to the protagonists of Crown of Orchid as they wish to return the Orchid to the moon and bring peace back to the land.
These are the characters who maliciously hold the title of "Seeker of Orchid" and thus serving as the main antagonists of Crown of Orchid:
Role in Crown of Orchid
The Orchid is the central figure in Crown of Orchid. Prior to the events of the story, the Orchid was relatively unknown to the living creatures of the world, and it only manifested as a glowing ring around the world's moon. This ring disappears at the beginning of the game, an act which causes all those present within the Royal Stadium (except Mario, Peach, Link, and Zelda) to transform into petrified figures that lack the trophy base required to transform them back into their living form with a simple touch.
- The Orchid is implied to hold a power greater than that of even the gods, as the likes of Palutena are incapable of the same feats as the energy source is.
- Additionally, as Viridi is the Goddess of Nature and is unable to control the Orchid as she is the natural flora of the world, it appears that the Orchid may not be a natural phenomenon and may be an artificial life force created by an as-of-yet unknown deity.