Video Game / Mii

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It's-a Mii! (Super Smash Bros. versions shown)
Miis are Digital Avatars used in Nintendo software. Debuting with the Wii, Miis are meant to be multipurpose characters that can be used in a variety of ways. Mii support has since been included with the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS as well.

    Games Starring Miis 

    Other Games That Use Miis Prominently 
Unless otherwise noted, the following games generally have Miis as one option of several for playable characters.

Tropes used:

Note: Due to the nature of Miis and how they're used, tropes may not apply to every place they appear.
  • Adaptational Badass: In Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Miis come in three different varieties (Brawler, Swordfighter, Gunner) and can stand up to even the likes of Bowser, Ganondorf, and other Nintendo heavyhitters. Sakurai even states in their introduction video that they were "toughened up" to be ready for Smash, and the franchise they represent isn't "Mii" or "Mii Plaza" or anything like that, but rather Smash itself.
  • Animesque: Most of the Mii's facial elements, as well as the way their faces change to match each mood.
  • Audience Surrogate
  • Author Avatar: Miis of Nintendo employees are commonly seen during game trailers that use Miis.
  • The Backwards R: The Wii allows Greek letters when naming a Mii. Many players use the Greek letters for this trope. For example, a Mii going online for Mario Kart Wii might be named "ρlαγεr" rather than "player". The Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U allow both Greek and Cyrillic letters, though fewer players seem to be using them.
  • The Cameo: In some games, Miis only serve as background characters.
  • Character Customization
  • Comical Angry Face: When Miis are angry, their mouth will have a dented "M" shape, rather than the zigzag one when sad.
    • Whenever a Miiverse post has an anger emoticon selected, the Mii will stomp its left foot.
  • Couch Gag: On the Wii U, the player's Mii will do a different animation every time the console starts up.
  • Digital Avatar
  • Eyes Always Shut: One of the options for eyes. Also a Mii's "happy" expression replaces their eyes with upside-down Us.
  • Fingerless Hands: One of those things that depends on the game they appear in.
  • Floating Limbs: In some games.
  • Gag Lips: Some of the mouth options.
  • Girlish Pigtails: One of the hairstyles. There is a longer verson of these starting with Wii U/3DS.
  • Heroic Mime: For the most part. But depending on the game, it can be Zig-Zagged.
    • The first time a Mii could talk was in Mario Kart Wii, what voice depends on the color of the Mii's shirt. They could talk again in Mario Kart 7, except they'll always have the same voice, regardless of the shirt.
    • Miiverse posts can also count as talking, seeing how they move their mouths on Wara Wara Plaza.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: In titles like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Miis all have 5/10 stars as stats. In some other games, however, this is averted, as the Mii's stats depends on its size and weight.
  • Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: There are special QR Codes for the 3DS that makes the Miis wear gold pants. The QR codes can only be scanned once per system.
  • Medium Blending: The Miis' bodies are 3D; their facial elements, however, are in 2D.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Depends on the game. Some limit Miis to just one default costume, but others offer a selection of hats and/or full costumes to dress Miis up in.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability:
  • Painted-On Pants: They seem to have these in most appearances. Averted in Tomodachi Life.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: A common purpose for Miis.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Some hairstyle options.
  • Promoted to Playable: After only serving as Wi-Fi icons in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, they are fully playable fighters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
  • Punny Name: Much like how "Wii" is a pun on "we", the word "Mii" is a pun on "me".
  • Recurring Location: Wuhu Island, which appears alongside Miis in several games.
  • Rival: To the Xbox 360's own avatar system called.... Avatars.
  • Scannable Man: Via QR Codes on the 3DS and Wii U.
  • Secret Character: A Mii can be played as in the "Flying Squirrel Ovation" level in New Super Luigi U, using the same method to play as Nabbit in the game's other levels.
  • Serial Escalation: In the 3DS/Wii U generation, they have more facial options than they did in the Wii generation:
    • Four more head shapes have been added.
    • The facial features (e.g. makeup and wrinkles) have been split from a single set of twelve to two sets of twelve, allowing 144 possible conbinations.
    • Sixty hairstyle options are added.
    • You can now change how big in height your Mii's eyebrows, eyes, and mouth are.
    • Twelve new eye and mouth designs each are now available.
    • Six new noses.
    • Two more lip colors, beards, and mustaches.
  • Sideways Smile: One of the mouth choices.
  • Skintone Sclerae: Some of the eye options.
  • Sphere Eyes: A few eye choices.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Miis could finally speak complete English in Tomodachi Life.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Some of the hairstyles.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: Albeit limited. Though some games have more robust options for them, such as Tomodachi Life.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: Miis will have these when they're surprised or shocked.

Wii Browser

  • Funny Background Event: On the Mii Channel, there are quite a few of these: two Miis might talk to each other, complete with speech bubbles with ellipses in them; a Mii might sneeze; a Mii might fall asleep, before waking up shocked; or when lining Miis up, one might trip.
  • Say It with Hearts: In the Check Mii Out Channel when viewing a parade, there's a chance the Miis might blow kisses to the viewer, complete with little hearts floating out from them.

Nintendo 3DS Browser

Wii U Browser

  • Cartoon Conductor: When the curtains are closed there's a chance that the Mii will twirl a baton.
  • Cartoon Juggling: When the curtains are closed, there's a chance that the Mii may juggle 3 colored balls. At the end, it throws the red ball in the air, spins, and then catch it in his hand.
    • There's also a variation in which he fails doing this.
  • Catching Some Z's: When the curtains are closed, there's a chance the Mii will do this, and then wake up and make a bashful expression.
  • Pull a Rabbit out of My Hat: When the curtains are closed there's a chance that the Mii will pull a dove or a bouquet of flowers out of a hat.
  • Rock-Paper-Scissors: There's a chance that the Mii will play this with the player when the curtains are closed, albeit using hold up signs with the symbols on them, because of the Fingerless Hands trope.
  • Say It with Hearts: When the curtains are closed there's a chance that the Mii will sing, complete with musical notes coming out.
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