|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.
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 with him having the name DNA Man instead.
Names in other languages
The "man" of mystery