|Height||0' 11" (30 cm) to 8' 2" (250 cm)|
|Weight||214 lb (97 kg)|
|Hobbies||Watching the ARMS Grand Prix
|Dashed lines indicate extended state|
|Charge Dash Distance||77%|
|Max Charge Time||2.1 seconds|
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.
- Main article: Badge Stash
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
To select a costume, click and hold , then hold in the direction of the desired costume while confirming with .
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.
- 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
The "man" of mystery