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The "Man" of Mystery
Basic Information
Height 0' 11" (30 cm) to 8' 2" (250 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg)
Age 2
Affiliation ARMS Laboratory
Stage DNA Lab
Hobbies Watching the ARMS Grand Prix

Signature Helix signature.png
Official Stats
Dashed lines indicate extended state
Size 2-5/5
Arm Girth 3/5
Speed 3/5
Jumping 3/5
Elasticity 5/5
Gross Factor VeryHigh/5
Grab Damage 150
Walking Speed 100%
Dash Distance 56%
Charge Dash Distance 77%
Max Charge Time 2.1 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 playable fighter in ARMS. He is a mysterious, stretchy being created by scientists at the ARMS Laboratory. His gameplay style revolves around evading enemy attacks.


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's intended playstyle is designed around his ability to manipulate his height and outmaneuver opponents. For example, Helix's dash decreases his height. If a dash is correctly timed, Helix will avoid harm from incoming attacks without blockstun or chip damage. 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 also become thinner and can move his torso freely, offering further defensive options.

Related Badges[edit]

Main article: Badge Stash
Description Reward Design Unlock Criteria
You've experimented with Helix
for 50 rounds. Time to
analyze the results!
Token.svg60 Ico badge164.png Play as Helix 50 times.
You've fought as Helix 500 times.
Way to embrace
the mystery of science!
Token.svg200 Ico badge167.png Play as Helix 500 times.
You've defeated Helix 100 times.
Good thing he doesn't have feelings,
'cause this would be disappointing.
Token.svg100 Ico badge170.png Defeat Helix 100 times.
Helix's lost 250 rounds
against you. ARMS Labs thanks you
for all the precious fight data!
Token.svg200 Ico badgegpNA6Y4QGH09MeiZZMAh3JGTqIFSQEoV.png Defeat Helix 250 times.
You reached level 5
in the 8th Party Crash! Choosing
Helix really paid off.
Token.svg30 Ico badgeHV6Aj4cNS7J3bIdtyznKdAfEyQyvZb1H.png Choose Helix in the eighth Party Crash event and reach level 5.
You made it to level 10
in the 8th Party Crash?
Helix would be so proud.
Token.svg30 Ico badgeA2N3Q0oRdZ7Ux T6 UqSbM0yc3P62RVa.png Choose Helix in the eighth Party Crash event and reach level 10.
You've fought in 10 rounds of
Helix vs. Dr. Coyle!
Token.svg60 Ico badgeviMDusZwXclPKV5Mmn-uy3x9BS51Fo8 .png 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!
Token.svg60 Ico badgeKA3BBNJL9Malpk8aqnN0lmDHBgrlvnO3.png 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!
Token.svg30 Ico badgeYallLt0Xt5w1iWu9 HW pYi7AGXpOOby.png Defeat an opponent using Helix equipped with the Glusher on at least one ARM.




Helix's Costumes
Default Left Right Down

To select a costume, click and hold Lstickclick.svg, then hold Lstick.svg in the direction of the desired costume while confirming with A.svg.

Promotional Art[edit]

Grand Prix Ending[edit]


  • 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.
  • 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).

Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
 Japanese DNAマン
Dīenuē Man
 Chinese 基因人
Jīyīn Rén
 Dutch Helix Helix
 French Helix Helix
 German Helix Helix
 Italian Helix Helix
 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 能伸長的實驗生命體
Néng Shēncháng de Shíyàn Shēngmìngtǐ
Stretchy Experimental Life Form
 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