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Helix is a playable fighter in ARMS created by scientists at the ARMS Laboratory. His gameplay style revolves around evading enemy attacks.

The "Man" of Mystery
Basic Information
Height0' 11" (30 cm) to 8' 2" (250 cm)
Weight214 lb (97 kg)
AffiliationARMS Laboratories Inc
StageDNA Lab
HobbiesWatching the ARMS Grand Prix
Official Stats
Dashed lines indicate extended state
Arm Girth3/5
Gross FactorVeryHigh/5
Grab Damage150
Walking Speed100%
Dash Distance56%
Charge Dash Distance77%
Max Charge Time2.1 seconds
Standard ARMS
"Right now all eyes are locked on 'the "man" of mystery' and test tube titan...Helix! He's representing the famous ARMS Laboratories—the epicenter of all ARMS-based research. So just how will the result of a science experiment fare outside the lab?"


Helix is a translucent humanoid blob made of, by default, what appears to be a green, gelatinous goo. His ARMS resemble models of DNA molecules, sporting a neon pink and blue sugar-phosphate backbone and yellow nucleotides. Out of the top of his head sprout hair-like protrusions that match the sugar-phosphate backbones of its DNA arms. He has, by default, a pink lipped mouth with a row of upper teeth. Helix does not have eyes, instead wearing a rectangular metal “mask”, which appears to have an array of small lights with two eye-like illuminated spots, along with a small metal visor. He wears a harness that covers its chest and back, which has Helix’s logo on it in an orange circle, and has the ARMS logo on the straps.


"An experiment by ARMS Laboratories, the leaders in ARMS research! In addition to his arms, his whole body is stretchy—and his signature ARMS are just as weird. He's secretly entered the Grand Prix to prove the merit of the lab's latest research!"
Official description

Helix was created by scientists in ARMS Laboratories with Dr. Coyle being the head of the project, and escaped his cultivation tube prematurely. Dr. Coyle considers him to be a disappointment, stating that she thought he'd be more impressive. He is not considered to possess the true ARMS ability and is therefore known as a "second generation" competitor in the ARMS League. Despite that, Helix's presence in the ARMS League allowed ARMS Labs to obtain combat data that they would use to create Springtron.


Helix's intended playstyle is designed around his ability to manipulate his height and outmaneuver opponents. When dashing, Helix will sink into the ground, decreasing his height. If a dash is correctly timed, Helix will avoid harm from incoming attacks. Conversely, holding the jump button stretches Helix, offering him the ability to attack from above for extended periods of time. In this extended state, Helix will become thinner and can move his torso freely, offering further defensive options, as well as having his ARMS permanently charged during this state.

While extended, Helix's ARMS will still act as if they were used on the ground, however when receiving attacks, he will act as if he were in the air, so debilitating status effects like Electric and Ice will knock him down instead of leaving him open.


Helix is one of the most unique fighters in this game. Despite his low mobility, his tower mode and puddle forms can make him hard to pin down.

He can constantly poke while dodging in his perma-charged tower mode, and he can duck under most ARMS while in his puddle form. Use his unique evasive abilities to pressure constantly with normal punches, while remaining slippery and hard to hit.

ARM Recommendations

Glove ARMS and ARMS that quickly knock down opponents work very well with Helix. By using a constant barrage of reliable, safe punches done in a rhythm, it is extremely hard for an opponent to jump or dash through without excellent timing and Shield-Dashes

Related Badges

Main article: Badge Stash
Description Reward Design Unlock Criteria
You've experimented with Helix
for 50 rounds. Time to
analyze the results!
 60   Play as Helix 50 times.
You've fought as Helix 500 times.
Way to embrace
the mystery of science!
 200   Play as Helix 500 times.
You've defeated Helix 100 times.
Good thing he doesn't have feelings,
'cause this would be disappointing.
 100   Defeat Helix 100 times.
Helix's lost 250 rounds
against you. ARMS Labs thanks you
for all the precious fight data!
 200   Defeat Helix 250 times.
You reached level 5
in the 8th Party Crash! Choosing
Helix really paid off.
 30   Choose Helix in the eighth Party Crash event and reach level 5 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You made it to level 10
in the 8th Party Crash?
Helix would be so proud.
 30   Choose Helix in the eighth Party Crash event and reach level 10 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You reached level 5
in the 14th Party Crash!
Nice work, Helix!
 30   Choose Helix in the fourteenth Party Crash event and reach level 5 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You reached level 10
in the 14th Party Crash!
Way to be, Helix!
 30   Choose Helix in the fourteenth Party Crash event and reach level 10 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You've fought in 10 rounds of
Helix vs. Dr. Coyle!
 60   Participate in 1-on-1 matches between Helix and Dr. Coyle adding up to a total of ten or more rounds.
You've fought in 10 rounds of
Springtron vs. Helix!
 60   Participate in 1-on-1 matches between Springtron and Helix adding up to a total of ten or more rounds.
You won a battle as Helix using the
Glusher! Two fine ARMS Labs
creations that go great together!
 30   Defeat an opponent using Helix equipped with the Glusher on at least one ARM.
You've fought 10 matches using each Helix color!  60   Play 10 matches for each Helix's 4 color palettes.

Appearances in other media

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Helix appears as a Spirit that can be obtained by winning the Spirit Battle in Min Min's DLC Spirits board. He also cameos in Min Min's reveal trailer as well as on an electronic billboard in the background of Spring Stadium.




Helix's Costumes
Up Left Right Down

To select a costume, click and hold  , then hold   in the direction of the desired costume while confirming with  . Simply choosing a character without tilting the stick will select the first costume not taken (in the order of up-right-down-left) and if multiple players tilt the stick in the same direction while selecting the same character, they will be the same costume.

Promotional Art

Grand Prix Ending


  • Helix was announced on April 28th in a video on Nintendo's YouTube Channel.
  • Helix’s name is a reference to the double helix shape of a DNA molecule.
  • The Cell are prototypes of Helix.
  • Because of his unusual jumping mechanism, Helix will not get a high jump when he jumps off the cars in Cinema Deux.
  • Helix is the only character to have a completely different name in Japan (known as Dīenuē Man, or DNA Man, instead).
  • He is the second youngest character in the game being 2 years old, the youngest being Springtron at 0 years old.
  • He is the only character (excluding Barq) who does not speak any actual words possibly in part due to being only 2 years old as well as being quite childish.
  • Helix is one of two characters whose voice actor is unknown with the other being Byte.
  • He developed a crush on Twintelle during his childhood by watching her movies while he was being cultivated inside the lab.
  • When fully stretched out, Helix is the tallest character in the game, beating his closest competitor, Mechanica when inside her suit, by 16 centimeters. Conversely, when Helix is at his smallest height, he is, by far, shorter than any other character.

Names in other languages


Language Name Meaning
 Japanese DNAマン
Dīenuē Man
 Chinese (Traditional) 基因人
Gēiyān Yàhn
 Chinese (Simplified) 基因人
Jīyīn Rén
 Dutch Helix Helix
 French Helix Helix
 German Helix Helix
 Italian Helix Helix
 Korean DNA맨
Dien-ei Maen
 Russian Геликс
From English name
 Spanish Helix Helix

The "Man" of Mystery

Language Name Meaning
 Japanese のびーる実験生命体
Nobīru Jikken Seimei-tai
Stretchy Experimental Life Form
 Chinese (Traditional) 伸縮自如的實驗生命體
Sānsūkjihyùh dīk Sahtyihm Sāangmihngtái
神秘的綠色鬥士 (Grand Prix)
Sàhnbei dīk Luhksīk Dausih
Stretchy Experimental Life Form
The Mysterious Green Fighter
 Chinese (Simplified) 能伸长的实验生命体
Néng Shēncháng de Shíyàn Shēngmìngtǐ
神秘的绿色斗士 (Grand Prix)
Shénmì de Lǜsè Dòushì
Stretchy Experimental Life Form
The Mysterious Green Fighter
 Dutch Het medische wonder The medical miracle
 French la créature élastique The elastic creature
 German Das Experiment The experiment
 Italian l'essere gelatinoso The gelatinous being
 Russian Существо-загадка
Mystery creature
 Spanish El experimento genético The genetic experiment