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    Codec Guide by SuperSmashBro13

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                           Snake’s Codecs FAQ
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    CONTENTS
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    Introduction [.1]
    Version History [.2]
    E-Mail [.3]
    What are Snake’s Codecs? [.4]
    Snake’s Codecs [.5]
         Mario [.0a]
         Luigi [.0b]
         Peach [.0c]
         Bowser [.0d]
         Donkey Kong [.0e]
         Diddy Kong [.0f]
         Yoshi [.0g]
         Wario [.0h]
         Link [.0i]
         Zelda [.0j]
         Sheik [.0k]
         Ganondorf [.0l]
         Toon Link [.0m]
         Samus [.0n]
         Zero Suit Samus [.0o]
         Pit [.0p]
         Ice Climbers [.0q]
         R.O.B. [.0r]
         Kirby [.0s]
         Meta Knight [.0t]
         King DeDeDe [.0u]
         Olimar [.0v]
         Fox [.0w]
         Falco [.0x]
         Wolf [.0y]
         Capt. Falcon [.0z]
         Pikachu [.-a]
         Pokemon Trainer [.-b]
         Lucario [.-c]
         Jigglypuff [.-d]
         Marth [.-e]
         Ike [.-f]
         Ness [.-g]
         Lucas [.-h]
         Mr. Game and Watch [.-i]
         Snake [.-j]
         Sonic [.-k]
    Codec Cutoffs [.6]
    FAQ [.7]
    Special Thanks [.8]
    
    To get to a certain part quickly, hit Ctrl and F, then 
    type in one of the numbers between the brackets next to 
    the sections above.
    
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    INTRODUCTION [.1]
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    Welcome to the wacky world of Snake’s Codecs. In Super 
    Smash Bros. Brawl, Snake has a hidden taunt that lets 
    you talk about people you’re fighting to characters in 
    the Metal Gear Solid series. Since there are so many of 
    these individual conversations--thirty-seven to be 
    exact--I figured it would be interesting to pile them 
    all together for viewing.
    
    In the Metal Gear Solid series, Snake often 
    communicated with people who helped him while squaring 
    off against bosses. Brawl has used that as something of 
    an Easter egg here, which is very interesting to watch.
    
    If you haven’t gathered a spoiler or two from the table 
    of contents itself already, be warned that there will 
    be spoilers ahead for secret characters if you don’t 
    know who they are. As they say, proceed with caution. 
    If you don’t want a good surprise ruined for you, you 
    should probably turn back now.
    
    With all that out of the way, please enjoy the guide!
    
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    VERSION HISTORY [.2]
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     =~ Version .2 (2/24/09): Completed the introduction, 
    e-mail section, “what are Snake’s codecs?” and the 
    first eight codecs.
     =~ Version .35 (2/25/09): Completed the codecs for 
    Link, Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf, Toon Link, Samus, and 
    Zero Suit Samus.
     =~ Version .65 (3/4/09): Completed the codecs for Pit, 
    Ice Climbers, R.O.B., Kirby, Meta Knight, and King 
    DeDeDe.
     =~ Version .9 (3/5/09: Completed all of the codecs. 
    Now, I just need to do the Codec Cutoffs.
     =~ Version 1.0 (3/6/09: Completed the whole guide, 
    100%!
     =~ Version 1.01 (3/16/09): Changed the way the titles 
    looked and added a bit of spacing.
     =~ Version 1.02 (4/23/09): Added NeoSeeker to the 
    Special Thanks list for hosting my guide. (Stupid! 
    Stupid! Stupid! How could you forget, 
    SuperSmashBro13!?!)
     =~ Version 1.03 (5/5/09): Added Myra Loveless’s 
    technique for getting Snake to do his hidden taunt 
    easier and put her in the Special Thanks section.
     =~ Version 1.04 (3/17/12): Updated my e-mail.
     =~ Version 1.05 (5/12/12): Added a bit about the hidden 
    taunt activation from joecool_5184 (tap once rather than 
    jamming repeatedly).
     =~ Version 1.06 (12/21/12): Added a bit about my website 
    and blog. Pretty trippy date for the supposed end of the 
    world.
    
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    E-MAIL [.3]
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    If you want to communicate with me for some reason, 
    please send in a review. As always, there are some 
    general rules you have to follow for it to get posted 
    here. And as always with my guides, my e-mail address 
    will come AFTER the rules as to ensure that you 
    actually read them. (Hopefully you won’t ignore them 
    anyway.)
    
    Please send in e-mails regarding these matters:
    
     =~ Questions about the guide. If you’re curious about 
    something that wasn’t answered here or need to better 
    understand something, by all means, send in the 
    questions.
     =~ Corrections or errors spotted. If you notice 
    something I got wrong--anything at all, even a 
    grammatical or spelling error--send it in. I won’t feel 
    insulted if you tell me about something I spelled 
    wrong; I actually care about grammar and spelling more 
    than the average person (and tend to annoy people with 
    that kind of personality).
     =~ If you want to use this guide. If you want to put 
    this guide on your site or something, you have to e-
    mail me first. Then I will determine whether or not you 
    shall host my guide. I’ll probably say yes, but if, for 
    whatever reason, I say no, then the answer is no.
    
    Please DON’T send in e-mails regarding these matters:
    
     =~ Questions that were already answered in the guide. 
    Read the guide BEFORE sending in questions. I’m not 
    going to repeat myself on something that I’ve already 
    said.
     =~ Questions unrelated to the guide. Don’t ask me how 
    to unlock Luigi. That’s not the purpose of this guide. 
    Ask questions about Snake’s Codecs, how to do it, why 
    it isn’t working for you, blah blah blah.
     =~ Flames and insults. Do you like being insulted? 
    Neither do I. And if you’re trying to get a point 
    across, do it in a more-polite manner. Flaming gets you 
    nowhere.
     =~ E-mails that are too hard to read or understand. 
    Whether it’s using terrible spelling and grammar or not 
    giving enough information, if I don’t know what you’re 
    trying to say, then obviously I can’t answer it. Be as 
    specific and detailed as you can be in your e-mails.
     =~ E-mails with bad language in them. I don’t like bad 
    language, so it has no place on my guide.
    
    Hopefully you’ve read all of my rules, so now we can 
    get to my e-mail address: halojutsu@gmail.com. Title the 
    subject “SSBB Codecs Guide.” Many people seem to ignore 
    these subject guidelines, but seriously, it makes it so much 
    easier to pick out than “Need help!!!!”
    
    If you like what you see here at all, you'd probably also 
    enjoy my poll-based website Game Poll 
    (jamesred17.wix.com/game-poll) and/or my blog Game Poll 
    Haven (gamepollhaven.blogspot.com). I guarantee you you've 
    never seen a site like Game Poll, so why not experience 
    something totally new?
    
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    WHAT ARE SNAKE’S CODECS? [.4]
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    Snake’s Codecs are conversations held by Snake and 
    another Metal Gear Solid good guy (with the exception 
    of Slippy, who hacks in with one conversation). These 
    conversations are often humorous and tend to provide 
    background information and history on the fighter in 
    question. To perform this taunt, first go to Snake’s 
    stage, Shadow Moses Island. What you’re supposed to do here 
    is lightly tap the third taunt once to get Snake to crouch 
    down and initiate the call. The “third taunt” is activated 
    by the following:
    
    GameCube/Classic Controller: Down on D-Pad
    Wii Remote: Down And A simultaneously
    Wii Remote and Nunchuk: 2
    
    I did not figure that out on my own. I went to 
    Shadow_StarWolf’s Star Fox Taunt Script FAQ, since the 
    secret taunts there also apply to Snake. And since 
    Shadow_StarWolf’s FAQ is awesome and probably better 
    written than mine, go check it out. The fact that you 
    have to be on Shadow Moses Island to do the secret 
    taunts I gained from vgw64’s cheat submission. So this 
    is not me figuring it all out on my own.
    
    I, personally, use the GameCube Controller since 
    playing Brawl is so much easier this way, especially 
    when you’re used to Melee. In any event, if you do it right, 
    Snake will initiate the call on the first try. Unfortunately 
    the game is a bit finicky here, and you may wind up having 
    to tap the third taunt repeatedly to have it activate. It’s 
    infinitely easier to pull it off in a match with human 
    players than with CPU opponents, as humans may respect your 
    space more and let you do the taunt.
    
    Myra Loveless has said that if you “flick” the Control Pad 
    down rather than pushing it, you’ll probably get it to work 
    on the first try. Slide your thumb down gently so that little 
    pressure is applied. You’ll know he’s doing it when he gets 
    down on his knees and puts his hand up to his ear. Note that 
    you cannot move during this time and are vulnerable to 
    attack, and if you’re attacked while doing it, the taunt 
    fails. It’s probably best to do this during Training Mode 
    to prevent that from happening.
    
    If you get KO’d mid-conversation, the person you’re 
    talking to will shout your name desperately. I have 
    included these little “cutoffs” as well. You can only 
    do one codec call per match. From what I’ve seen, it 
    looks like the person you talk about is probably player 
    one. If you’re player one, you talk about player two, 
    or whoever is next in line.
    
    Similar taunts can be done with Fox, Falco, and Wolf on 
    the Lylat Cruise and Corneria stages. Go see 
    Shadow_Star Wolf’s FAQ for more information.
    
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    SNAKE’S CODECS [.5]
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    Before we start, you should make sure you know how to 
    do the taunt in case you didn’t read the little section 
    above us titled, “What are Snake’s Codecs?” When you’re 
    ready, let’s move on.
    
    There are four people Snake will communicate with 
    during his Codecs. These people are:
    
     =~ Col. Roy Campbell
     =~ Mei Ling
     =~ Hal Emmerich (or “Otacon” as he is known and will 
    be called throughout this guide)
     =~ Slippy Toad (the mechanical brains behind Star Fox 
    and, evidently, a skilled hacker)
    
    Slippy appears when Snake is talking about Falco. I’ll 
    tell you who talks to you with which characters.
    
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    Mario [.0a]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Col.: Snake, you know who that is?
    
     = Snake: You’re kidding, right? It’s Mario.
    
     = Col.: Mario made his first appearance in 1981, and 
    since then, he’s become a worldwide phenomenon. There’s 
    probably not a single person who doesn’t know Mario. 
    He’s that famous.
    
     = Snake: Good thing I survived long enough to meet him 
    on the field of battle, huh.
    
     = Col.: This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance, Snake. 
    Now get out there and show him what you’re made of. No 
    regrets.
    
     = Snake: Got it.
    
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    Luigi [.0b]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Snake: That guy with the mustache…
    
     = Col.: Ha. You mean the “King of Second Bananas”?
    
     = Snake: Hey, that’s Luigi! Show him a little respect!
    
     = Col.: Look at that pale skin. He’s been living in 
    his brother’s shadow for too long.
    
     = Snake: That’s a low blow, Colonel!
    
     = Col.: Face it, Snake! Once a kid brother, always a 
    kid brother!
    
     = Snake: Colonel, what’s gotten into you?!
    
     = Col.: La li lu le lo! La li lu le lo! La li lu le 
    lo!
    
     = Snake: Colonel, snap out of it! Colonel! 
    Coooooloneeeel!*
    
    *In case you’re wondering, no, I did not count all of 
    the Os and Es. But you get the picture.
    
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    Peach [.0c]
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     - Person you’re calling: Mei Ling
    
     = Snake: Mei Ling, tell me what you know about Peach.
    
     = Mei Ling: Princess Peach is the beloved ruler of the 
    Mushroom Kingdom. She’s been kidnapped numerous times 
    by Bowser.
    
     = Snake: Sounds pretty serious…
    
     = Mei Ling: Yes, but every time it happens, Mario ends 
    up saving her. Sure, he may not look like your ideal 
    “knight in shining armor.” A little on the short side, 
    I’d say… But still, don’t you think it’s romantic? I 
    mean, to have a guy who’s always there for you?
    
     = Snake: If he was smart, he’d tell her to stop 
    getting kidnapped.
    
     = Mei Ling: …You don’t get a lot of dates, do you, 
    Snake?
    
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    Bowser [.0d]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Col.: Careful, Snake! That’s the great and terrible 
    Bowser!
    
     = Snake: Bowser? Looks like a cheap movie monster.
    
     = Col.: Hardly. Bowser leads an entire army of 
    monsters. But I’d worry about his claws and fire if I 
    were you.
    
     = Snake: Doesn’t look that tough to me. Seems kind of 
    slow, actually.
    
     = Col.: Well, he is the King of Koopas. It’s only 
    natural he’d be slow. But that’s only because he’s the 
    heaviest fighter here--by far. He’s a powerhouse of 
    destruction. Careful he doesn’t flatten you.
    
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    Donkey Kong [.0e]
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Snake: Otacon, there’s a gorilla wearing a tie here. 
    He’s huge.
    
     = Otacon: That’s Donkey Kong. As you can tell, he’s 
    got strength to spare. He may be king of the jungle, 
    but he lives in a house just like you or me. And he 
    seems pretty smart--well, for an ape, anyway. The 
    Donkey Kong who fought that epic battle with Mario was 
    this guy’s grandfather.
    
     = Snake: That was a long time ago. What about this 
    Donkey Kong? Does he get along with Mario?
    
     = Otacon: Nope, they’re still at it. Seems like 
    they’re always competing in something--kart racing, 
    sports, you name it.
    
     = Snake: A chip off the old block…
    
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    Diddy Kong [.0f]
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Snake: Otacon, there’s a chimpanzee here wearing a 
    Nintendo hat.
    
     = Otacon: That’s Diddy Kong. He’s Donkey Kong’s 
    partner. Not only is he lightweight, he can use a wide 
    range of weapons as well. He can fly using those barrel 
    jets on his back, and he can shoot nuts with his Peanut 
    Popgun.
    
     = Snake: Peanuts? As in the ones in the little shells? 
    Are you serious?
    
     = Otacon: Wait, here’s the best part. You see them 
    lying on the ground after he shoots? If you pick up 
    some of those peanuts, they’ll restore your health a 
    little.
    
     = Snake: Hmm. Edible ammunition, huh… Times sure have 
    changed.
    
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    Yoshi [.0g]
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Snake: Otacon! What’s this lizard thing?
    
     = Otacon: That’s a Yoshi. It’s a dinosaur from Yoshi’s 
    Island. Watch out for its long, chameleon-like tongue. 
    If it gets you, you’ll be swallowed whole.
    
     = Snake: It lays eggs and throws them, right? …Then it 
    must be female.
    
     = Otacon: …Actually, it’s a “he.” At least, that’s 
    what it says.
    
     = Snake: It talks!?
    
     = Otacon: Yes! It talks! Well, kind of…
    
     = Snake: Now you’ve got me curious. …How about I 
    capture one so we can see what they taste like?
    
     = Otacon: Uhh, Snake…
    
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    Wario [.0h]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Snake: This guy kind of gives me the creeps.
    
     = Col.: That’s Wario, Snake. Wario first appeared as 
    Mario’s rival, but he really made his name in the 
    WarioWare games. Watch out for Wario’s bite. It’s not 
    just damage you take from it.
    
     = Snake: What do you mean, Colonel?
    
     = Col.: Wario loves garlic. He eats whole cloves of it 
    day and night. So try not to get caught in his mouth. 
    Once that smells gets on you, it’ll stick to you for 
    quite a while.
    
     = Snake: …That’s a scary thought.
    
     = Col.: He also attacks by farting. He can fart to fly 
    around, too.
    
     = Snake: By farting?! Are you kidding me?!
    
     = Col.: Sadly, no. I am not kidding. If his belly 
    starts to bulge, watch out.
    
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    Link [.0i]
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Snake: Otacon, who’s the guy with the sword?
    
     = Otacon: That’s Link. He’s the Hero of Hyrule. That 
    blade in his hand is called the Master Sword, also 
    known as the “Blade of Evil’s Bane.” He also has a 
    whole arsenal of items at his disposal--bombs and 
    arrows, a shield, a boomerang, and a Clawshot. He’s a 
    force to be reckoned with.
    
     = Snake: Gear is only useful when it’s used at the 
    right time and place. Just lugging a ton of it around 
    doesn’t do you any good.
    
     = Otacon: …I, uh… I wouldn’t be talking if I were you, 
    Snake.
    
     = Snake: What’s that supposed to mean?
    
     = Otacon: You tell me, Mr. Utility Belt.
    
     = Snake: …
    
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    Zelda [.0j]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Col.: Snake, I see you’re fighting Zelda.
    
     = Snake: Yeah, I guess. Doesn’t feel right fighting 
    someone in a dress, though…
    
     = Col.: Don’t underestimate her just because she’s a 
    woman. Zelda’s attacks are backed by powerful magic. 
    Her hand-to-hand combat may look weak, but her magic 
    makes it cut to the bone.
    
     = Snake: So, this rose has thorns… Interesting…
    
     = Col.: …This is no time for pickup lines, Snake.
    
     = Snake: Don’t worry. I know from experience that it’s 
    the quiet ones you have to watch out for.
    
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    Sheik [.0k]
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     - Person you’re calling: Mei Ling
    
     = Snake: What’s going on here? What happened to 
    Zelda?!
    
     = Mei Ling: Snake, Princess Zelda transformed into 
    Sheik. I can understand the clothes, but to change her 
    skin and eye color? That must take some powerful magic.
    
     = Snake: …Magic…?
    
     = Mei Ling: Come on, Snake! Don’t get all grumpy and 
    start talking about how unscientific it is. Science is 
    basically just another form of magic that makes our 
    lives easier.
    
     = Snake: I never thought I’d here that coming from 
    you, Mei Ling.
    
     = Mei Ling: Don’t you think talking to someone halfway 
    around the world is a kind of magic? Or flying across 
    entire continents?
    
     = Snake: No. I think this is completely different.
    
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    Ganondorf [.0l]
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Snake: This guy is giving off a murderous vibe! Even 
    getting close to him makes my skin crawl…
    
     = Otacon: Snake! Ganondorf is dangerous! His ambition 
    is to rule the world, and he’s got the power to do it. 
    It’s no wonder they call him “King of Evil.”
    
     = Snake: Do modern weapons even work against him? Do I 
    even have a chance?
    
     = Otacon: Take a look around you. There are plenty of 
    people fighting with swords or even their bare hands. 
    At least you’ve got firepower! Count yourself lucky! 
    It’s not like you to whine, Snake.
    
     = Snake: I was just asking, sheesh. Well, it’s back to 
    the mission for me.
    
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    Toon Link [.0m]
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     - Person you’re calling: Mei Ling
    
     = Snake: Mei Ling, who is this kid with the cat eyes…?
    
     = Mei Ling: Oh, they call him Toon Link. Doesn’t he 
    look familiar?
    
     = Snake: Yeah, he looks just like Link.
    
     = Mei Ling: But you know there’ve been several people 
    who’ve gone by that name, right? They all have certain 
    things in common--green clothes, a sword, a shield… But 
    they all came from different lands and lived in 
    different eras. And yet the spirit of the hero of the 
    Triforce is timeless. It’s an essence that transcends 
    history.
    
     = Snake: I think I can relate to that.
    
     = Mei Ling: Huh? What do you mean?
    
     = Snake: There’s been more than one “Snake,” too, you 
    know…
    
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    Samus [.0n]
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Snake: Hey, Otacon. I got a woman here in a Power 
    Suit…
    
     = Otacon: Huh? How’d you know she was a woman? Yeah, 
    that’d be Samus Aran, the most renowned bounty hunter 
    in the galaxy. Her Arm Cannon packs quite a wallop. If 
    you get hit with a charged shot from that thing, you 
    can kiss your butt goodbye.
    
     = Snake: Sounds like my kind of woman…
    
     = Otacon: Yeah, well, just don’t get too close, Snake. 
    Samus is deadly. After Space Pirates killed her 
    parents, she was raised by the Chozo and trained in the 
    fighting arts. She’s been places and seen things that 
    people like you and me can’t even begin to imagine.
    
     = Snake: But underneath that cold, metal exterior 
    beats the heart of a woman…
    
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    Zero Suit Samus [.0o]
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     - Person you’re calling: Mei Ling
    
     = Snake: Mei Ling, Samus took her clothes off!
    
     = Mei Ling: That’s just her in the Zero Suit, Snake.
    
     = Snake: Without that bulky Power Suit, she’s gotten a 
    lot more agile… You know, I bet if I took off all this 
    heavy gear, I could catch her…
    
     = Mei Ling: Um, yeah, you wish. Even without the Power 
    Suit, all that training she did with the Chozo has made 
    her a super-athlete. I don’t think a normal human could 
    ever keep up. Just look at her.
    
     = Snake: …Her loss.
    
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    Pit [.0p
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Snake: Otacon, there’s a kid with wings out here. Is 
    he a mutant? Or is he just into costumes?
    
     = Otacon: That’s Pit, Snake. Pit is an angel from 
    Angel Land. He’s the captain of Palutena’s Army.
    
     = Snake: Angels. Give me a break!
    
     = Otacon: I dunno, maybe he’s from a different 
    species. But those wings on his back and those 
    mysterious weapons he has are the real deal. He may 
    look young, but he’s a veteran warrior. Watch yourself. 
    He used to be a weakling, but countless trials over the 
    years have toughened him up.
    
     = Snake: And by trials, you mean, “Game Overs”?
    
     = Otacon: Yeah, you should know all about that.
    
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    Ice Climbers [.0q]
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     - Person you’re calling: Mei Ling
    
     = Snake: So those two are the Ice Climbers, huh?
    
     = Mei Ling: Snake, have you ever heard of a “blood 
    bond”?
    
     = Snake: Sure.
    
     = Mei Ling: It refers to a bond between two people 
    that’s so strong they’d die for each other. The Ice 
    Climbers have conquered frozen glaciers and dangerous 
    mountaintops together. I think they’ve formed a bond 
    that we can’t even fathom.
    
     = Snake: I dunno. Seems to me they’d get in each 
    other’s way fighting to see who gets to the top first.
    
     = Mei Ling: Snake, in China they say, “Though brothers 
    may quarrel at home, outside they defend each other 
    from slight.”
    
     = Snake: Is that really a Chinese proverb?
    
     = Mei Ling: Even though they may get in each other’s 
    way occasionally, they’ll pull together in times of 
    need. They’re an inseparable team, Snake. Don’t 
    underestimate them!
    
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    R.O.B. [.0r]
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Otacon: So, Snake, you’re fighting Robot?
    
     = Snake: Yeah, it’s a robot. Although, couldn’t they 
    have come up with a better name?
    
     = Otacon: Actually, in the U.S., they called him 
    “R.O.B.” Robot, R.O.B.--take your pick.
    
     = Snake: Fine. R.O.B. it is, then.
    
     = Otacon: In North America, R.O.B.’s body was grey, 
    like the NES. But in Japan, he had a white body and red 
    arms, the color of the Japanese Famicom.
    
     = Snake: You sure know your geeky tech stuff, Otacon.
    
     = Otacon: Well, you know…
    
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    Kirby [.0s]
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Otacon: Snake! Watch out!
    
     = Snake: For what? That pink marshmallow?
    
     = Otacon: That’s Kirby, also known as “Kirby from 
    Dream Land.” He’s from another planet--in other words, 
    an extraterrestrial. He’s got a powerful stomach that 
    lets him swallow and digest anything. And he also has a 
    “Copy Ability” that allows him to mimic opponents, 
    steal their moves, and use those moves against them. On 
    top of that, he has the power to fly around the stage, 
    so once he’s got you in his sights, there’s no place to 
    run.
    
     = Snake: …Huh? Yeah, got it. I’ll keep an eye out.
    
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
    Meta Knight [.0t]
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     - Person you’re calling: Mei Ling
    
     = Snake: Mei Ling, there’s a mysterious masked man 
    flying around here with a sword…
    
     = Mei Ling: That’s Meta Knight. He’s a knight from 
    Dream Land. They say his sword can break the sound 
    barrier. Whatever you do, don’t get caught in one of 
    his furious barrage attacks. He also commands the 
    Halberd, a flying battleship.
    
     = Snake: Mm, I’ve seen it. The bow looks like his 
    mask. What kind of weirdo puts his face on the bow of a 
    ship, anyway?
    
     = Mei Ling: Umm, maybe he’s a little narcissistic. 
    Kind of like someone else I know.
    
     = Snake: Really… And who would that be?
    
     = Mei Ling: Use your imagination…
    
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
    King DeDeDe [.0u]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Snake: Look at the size of that hammer…
    
     = Col.: That’s King DeDeDe you’re fighting, Snake.
    
     = Snake: DeDeDe? You mean it’s not a penguin, Colonel?
    
     = Col.: He’s the king of Dream Land. Well, so he says, 
    anyway.
    
     = Snake: Are you sure he’s not a penguin?
    
     = Col.: One full swing from that hammer can level an 
    entire building. It may look like just a big wooden 
    mallet, but it’s actually outfitted with special 
    mechanical systems like turbo jets and precision 
    bearings to boost its effectiveness.
    
     = Snake: I don’t think I could even lift that thing. 
    And he’s swinging it around like it was nothing…
    
     = Col.: But he also leaves himself wide open. Just 
    make sure you avoid the swing, Snake.
    
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    Olimar [.0v]
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     - Person you’re calling: Mei Ling
    
     = Mei Ling: Snake, have you ever heard of the ancient 
    Chinese story, “The Vain Ocean of Wealth and Splendor” 
    from the Zhen Zhong Ji?
    
     = Snake: I’ve been waiting for the movie.
    
     = Mei Ling: Basically, it’s meant to express the 
    impermanence of all things. You know, like even when 
    Captain Olimar has lots of Pikmin with him, they could 
    all be gone the next moment. Those poor little guys--
    they carry, they fight, they multiply…and they get 
    eaten. Olimar may have lots of company one minute and 
    be all alone the next. It’s so sad.
    
     = Snake: But he can pluck out more Pikmin anytime he 
    wants, right?
    
     = Mei Ling: Well, yeah, I suppose so.
    
     = Snake: No one truly fights alone. Not even me.
    
     = Mei Ling: …You’re absolutely right, Snake. Good 
    luck. I’m rooting for you.
    
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    Fox [.0w]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Snake: Colonel! That Fox is fast!
    
     = Col.: You’re fighting Fox, eh, Snake? His full name 
    is Fox McCloud. He’s the leader of the commando-for-
    hire unit Star Fox. They’re mostly active in a galaxy 
    known as the Lylat System. Fox and his comrades pilot 
    all-terrain fighter crafts called Arwings. His skills 
    in combat can turn the tide of any battle. …You seem to 
    have a thing with foxes, don’t you, Snake?
    
     = Snake: Don’t remind me. First FOXHOUND and now this 
    guy… I’m sick of foxes.
    
     = Col.: You and foxes have a long history together. 
    You ought to be proud.
    
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    Falco [.0x]
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     - Person you’re calling: Slippy
    
     = Snake: This is Snake…
    
     = Slippy: Copy, Snake! This is Slippy!
    
     = Snake: Whaa--! Who is this? What are you, some kind 
    of frog?!
    
     = Slippy: Easy there, buddy! Just thought I’d hop on 
    the wireless and give you a holler. Don’t get mad!
    
     = Snake: Hacked right into my channel, huh…
    
     = Slippy: But I’m not here to mess nothin’ up. Don’t 
    worry.
    
     = Snake: …
    
     = Slippy: Just so ya know, Falco uses a Blaster and 
    Reflector that I designed, just like Fox does. But 
    Falco will kick his Reflector and send it flyin’ 
    around. Just showin’ off, if you ask me.
    
     = Snake: No reason a weapon can’t have more than one 
    use. In fact, I’d say its versatility shows how well 
    you designed it.
    
     = Slippy: Hey, maybe so! I feel all fuzzy now! Thanks, 
    Snake!
    
     = Snake: Maybe the next time we meet, you can design 
    me a weapon…
    
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    Wolf [.0y]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Snake: Colonel, there’s a guy in here who looks like 
    a wolf…
    
     = Col.: You mean the fighter named Wolf.
    
     = Snake: “Wolf.” Real imaginative name…
    
     = Col.: He’s the leader of a ragtag team called “Star 
    Wolf.” They’re the longtime enemies of Star Fox.
    
     = Snake: Kind of strange for a wolf to have friends, 
    isn’t it?
    
     = Col.: Well, I don’t think he works well with others. 
    I suppose they’re more like hangers-on than actual 
    comrades. But he’s a remarkable pilot. And his ship, 
    the “Wolfen,” is no slouch, either.
    
     = Snake: But this is hand-to-hand combat, Colonel. 
    He’s out of his element.
    
     = Col.: Careful, Snake. Those claws of his aren’t just 
    for show.
    
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    Capt. Falcon [.0z]
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Snake: Hey! That’s Captain Falcon, isn’t it!
    
     = Otacon: Good eye, Snake! He’s F-Zero pilot number 
    07!
    
     = Snake: You know, seeing Captain Falcon here reminds 
    me… We should do that thing we’ve always wanted to try…
    
     = Otacon: Ohhhh yeah! That thing! Good idea! OK, 
    ready? Go!
    
     = Snake: Falcon Puuuuunch!*
    
     = Otacon: Falcon Kiiiiick!!*
    
    *No, I didn’t count the number of Us and Is here, 
    either.
    
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    Pikachu [.-a]
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     - Person you’re calling: Mei Ling
    
     = Mei Ling: Ooh! How cute!
    
     = Snake: What? That yellow thing?
    
     = Mei Ling: That’s Pikachu. It’s a Pokemon. They’re 
    popular all over the world, you know. And it may look 
    cute, but be careful. It can store large amounts of 
    electricity in those adorable little cheeks. It’ll try 
    to pepper you with electric attacks.
    
     = Snake: Couldn’t be much worse than Ocelot’s old 
    torture device…
    
     = Mei Ling: Oh, and Snake?
    
     = Snake: What?
    
     = Mei Ling: I was wondering, could you maybe try and 
    catch Pikachu for me? Pleeeeease?
    
     = Snake: Give me a break! What do I look like, a 
    Pokemon Trainer?
    
     = Mei Ling: Fine… Sorry I asked.
    
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
    Pokemon Trainer [.-b]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell:
    
     = Snake: Pokemon Trainer… That’s the guy giving orders 
    behind a Pokemon, right?
    
     = Col.: Right, and this Pokemon Trainer is controlling 
    Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard. They represent water, 
    grass, and fire, and they’re all powerful.
    
     = Snake: So he makes his Pokemon fight while he sits 
    back and watches. Sounds like a good deal if you ask 
    me.
    
     = Col.: It’s not like that, Snake. Those Pokemon 
    wouldn’t know what to do if the Pokemon Trainer wasn’t 
    there giving orders. In every battle, there’s a soldier 
    doing the fighting, and a commander telling him what to 
    do. By working together as a team, they accomplish much 
    more than either could on their own. So let’s do this 
    together, partner.
    
     = Snake: …Yeah… Whatever you say, Colonel.
    
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
    Lucario [.-c]
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     - Person you’re calling: Mei Ling
    
     = Mei Ling: You’re fighting Lucario, aren’t you, 
    Snake?
    
     = Snake: Mei Ling, what’s that purple fire coming out 
    of his hands?
    
     = Mei Ling: That’s his “Aura.”
    
     = Snake: Aura?
    
     = Mei Ling: I guess you could call it his life force. 
    Lucario can use his own Aura and turn it into power. 
    Every time Lucario’s damage increases, his Aura gains 
    strength, making his attacks more powerful. So don’t 
    think you’ve got him beat just because his health is 
    down.
    
     = Snake: The cornered rat will bite the cat… Sounds 
    like trouble.
    
     = Mei Ling: Hey! When did you become so good with 
    proverbs?!
    
     = Snake: You must have rubbed off on me.
    
     = Mei Ling: Well, come back in one piece, and I’ll 
    teach you all the Chinese proverbs you can handle.
    
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
    Jigglypuff [.-d]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Snake: Aw, there’s a big eyeball walking around 
    here…
    
     = Col.: That’s just Jigglypuff.
    
     = Snake: Jigglypuff? That some kind of marshmallow?
    
     = Col.: Jigglypuff is a balloon-shaped Pokemon. It may 
    be light and puffy and full of air, but its Sleep 
    ability is devastating.
    
     = Snake: Sleep…? What’s so devastating about it going 
    to sleep?
    
     = Col.: The instant it falls asleep, there’s a huge 
    buildup of energy in its center of gravity. If it hits 
    you, it’s lights out for sure.
    
     = Snake: So it puts a lot of energy into sleeping? 
    Sounds pretty irresponsible if you ask me. 
    
     = Col.: Takes all kinds, Snake. Especially here in 
    “Brawl.”
    
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
    Marth [.-e]
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     - Person you’re calling: Mei Ling
    
     = Mei Ling: Snake, have you ever heard the saying 
    “Politics makes strange bedfellows?”
    
     = Snake: Don’t tell me that’s a Chinese proverb.
    
     = Mei Ling: Err, no… It means that when the going gets 
    tough, you might need unexpected partnerships in order 
    to succeed. Marth was a prince whose kingdom was 
    usurped. He didn’t even have an army to fight with him. 
    But as he battled his way forward, he found new allies 
    to fight at his side, and in the end, he was able to 
    reunite the war-torn land of Altea.
    
     = Snake: So he built his army from the ranks of his 
    defeated enemies…
    
     = Mei Ling: Marth did his fair share of fighting, too. 
    Even when he had an army, he was always alongside his 
    men in the thick of battle. Then he was betrayed by one 
    of his most trusted friends. I can’t even imagine how 
    that feels…
    
     = Snake: …I can.
    
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    Ike [.-f]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Snake: This swordsman’s gonna be tough to beat.
    
     = Col.: Fighting Ike, eh, Snake? Ike is the leader of 
    the Greil Mercenaries. He may look too refined to be a 
    fighter…but he has one heck of a sword arm.
    
     = Snake: Yeah, he’s swinging that two-handed sword 
    around with only one hand. I don’t even want to get 
    near him.
    
     = Col.: That’s the holy blade of Ragnell. It’s an 
    extremely powerful sword. But don’t forget, Snake, 
    you’re armed to the teeth yourself. To your opponents, 
    you might just be their worst nightmare. The distance 
    between you and your enemy is a crucial element in 
    battle. Using that distance can give you an advantage 
    against some enemies.
    
     = Snake: Yeah, I’ve got the same feeling…
    
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    Ness [.-g]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Col.: That kid… Isn’t that Ness?
    
     = Snake: Ness?
    
     = Col.: He may look like a mere boy, but don’t let 
    that fool you. He has PSI abilities that defy all 
    scientific explanation.
    
     = Snake: Just like Psycho Mantis…
    
     = Col.: Exactly. He can use teleportation, levitation, 
    pyrokinesis, and psychokinesis.
    
     = Snake: Yeah, but the question is, can he read minds?
    
     = Col.: Not to my knowledge, no.
    
     = Snake: Good. Then I won’t have to worry about him 
    predicting my every move.
    
     = Col.: Even if he had telepathic powers, I don’t 
    think he’d use them to mess with you like that. I hear 
    he’s a good kid.
    
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    Lucas [.-h]
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     - Person you’re calling: Mei Ling
    
     = Mei Ling: I see you’re fighting Lucas, Snake.
    
     = Snake: Lucas?
    
     = Mei Ling: That boy has PSI powers, which he can use 
    for different kinds of attacks. But the poor little 
    guy’s had such a hard life. His mother was killed when 
    he was young, and he was separated from his brother. 
    After that, he faced all kinds of senseless hardships, 
    and he slowly grew stronger.
    
     = Snake: Senseless hardships--yeah, I had a lot of 
    those, too. The question is how you translate those 
    hardships into a better future.
    
     = Mei Ling: …Mmm. Well, I hope things turn out OK for 
    him.
    
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
    Mr. Game and Watch [.-i]
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Snake: Otacon, there’s a guy walking around in 
    here…and he’s only got two dimensions!
    
     = Otacon: That’s Mr. Game and Watch. He comes from a 
    world where everything is flat. Game and Watch was a 
    series of portable games released by Nintendo in 1980. 
    They were powered by large-scale integrated circuits 
    and only had monochrome LCD displays, so characters 
    kind of looked like the numbers on a calculator. The 
    guy you’re looking at now, Mr. Game and Watch, was a 
    character who appeared in those games.
    
     = Snake: This is making my head hurt.
    
     = Otacon: Well, um… He’s… I mean… Look, just start 
    fighting him, and I’m sure everything will make sense.
    
     = Snake: …
    
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    Snake [.-j]
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     - Person you’re calling: Col. Campbell
    
     = Snake: Colonel, it’s me! I’m fighting myself!
    
     = Col.: Snake, what’s going on out there?! Could it 
    be…? Has the “Les Enfants Terribles” project really 
    come this far?!
    
     = Snake: It’s more than that. He’s got my moves, my 
    gear… It’s like looking in a mirror.
    
     = Col.: Do you think they collected data on you and 
    created another Snake…?
    
     = Snake: He’s got the same build, too. Creepy. But his 
    Sneaking Suit is a different color. And his tactics are 
    slightly different.
    
     = Col.: Interesting. So even if you’re evenly matched 
    in power, your fighting styles will make a big 
    difference. You’ve faced tougher odds in the past, 
    Snake. Don’t let this imposter beat you!!
    
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
    Sonic [.-k]
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     - Person you’re calling: Otacon
    
     = Snake: …
    
     = Otacon: Snake, what is it?
    
     = Snake: Something about that hedgehog rubs me the 
    wrong way…
    
     = Otacon: …? Oh, you mean Sonic the Hedgehog. But 
    everyone loves Sonic. He’s a big star. Do you have any 
    idea how excited people are that he’s here in Brawl?
    
     = Snake: Yeah, I know, but there’s something about him 
    I just don’t like.
    
     = Otacon: But…why? You must have some kind of reason.
    
     = Snake: …Nope, just don’t like him.
    
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
    CODEC CUTOFFS [.6]
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    Let’s say you’ve successfully used the secret taunt, 
    and now you’re talking to one of the Metal Gear Solid 
    characters. Midway through the conversation, you 
    suddenly get KO’d. When this happens, the character on 
    the other end will become panicked and yell something. 
    (And it will always be long and echo-y.) It’s not 
    really important, but in order to get absolutely 
    everything down, I’ve got to include this.
    
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    Col. Campbell:
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    Snake, do you copy? Snake! Snaaake!!
    
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    Mei Ling
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    Snake! Don’t quit now! Snake! Snaaake!!
    
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
    Otacon
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    Snake! What’s going on?! Snake? Snaaake!!
    
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
    Slippy
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    Snake! Get up! Snake! Snaaake!!
    
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    FAQ [.7]
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    If you ever have any questions about the guide or 
    Snake’s codecs, e-mail them, and I’ll post them here. 
    Just remember to read my rules and guidelines first. 
    Your question can’t be answered if I can’t understand 
    it, for example. If you need help getting to do the 
    codec conversation or are just wondering something, 
    like what somebody means when they say something, ask 
    it.
    
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    SPECIAL THANKS [.8]
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    Anybody who asked something that got posted in the FAQ 
    or provided some help to me will get posted here. 
    Otherwise, I would like to thank:
    
     - Nintendo for making Brawl (such an awesome game)
    
     - My bigger (well, older, anyway) sister for taking 
    some time to Brawl with me and possibly being more 
    enthusiastic about the Subspace Emissary than I am; the 
    Great Maze would have been much more boring without her
    
     - Myra Loveless for her advice on getting Snake to do 
    his taunt easier
    
     - joecool_5184 for a notification on the official way to 
    activate the hidden taunt.
    
     - Whoever got the genius idea to include Ike in the 
    game (no one can fight for his friends like he can)
    
     - NeoSeeker for hosting this guide
    
    Okay, thanks for reading my guide! See ya!