How Cortex joined the Tourney
Sometime before Super Smash Bros. Melee, Cortex had built a new space station. Uka Uka holds a meeting to discuss evil with Dr. Cortex, Dr. N. Gin, Dr. N. Trophy, Heihachi Mishima and Cervantes de Leon, and claims that their atempts at evil are pathetic although they say that Setsuka is to blame for their failures. N. Trophy lets on that Cortex is working on something in his lab, however he denies it though. N. Gin then foolishly tells Cortex that N. Trophy was probably refering to a super secret weapon he was making day and night since the last time Setsuka defeated him. Cortex then admits he was and is almost finished making a superweapon of unbelievable strength, and shows it off in the Smash Bros. Tourney.
Ray Gun Shot (Neutral)
Cortex fires a bullet from his ray gun.
Ray Gun Whip (Side)
Cortex shoots a plasma whip out of his ray gun.
Ray Gun Wire (Up)
Cortex fires a plasma whip upwards, pulling anyone above him downwards. This can also be used for recoveries.
Cortex bends down a plants a C4 on the ground where he's standing. By using the move a second time, he takes out a remote with a flourish and exclaims "Right!" as he presses the button, detonating the explosive, which does 17% damage and can KO at medium-high percentages.
Crash Clash (Hyper Smash)
Cortex stands up with his ray gun in the air, says "You cannot defeat me!", and then meteors fly down from the sky, hitting all his opponents.
Warp Wrap (Final Smash)
Cortex says "Bring violence to those without guidance!", charges his ray gun, fires a large beam of energy that deals a high amount of damage. The Warp Wrap also passes through characters and portions of stages. This does not damage Cortex at all, despite being extremely powerful.
- Cortex shoots a few bullets from his ray gun, then he says "You have failed to defeat me!".
- With his ray gun in his hand and one foot on a rock, Cortex says "And that was for Nina Cortex!".
- With his ray gun in his hand and one foot on a rock, Cortex says "Setsuka you are not!". (Setsuka victories only)
- Cortex looks into the sky and says "You are going down!".
- Cortex is one of the first two Crash Bandicoot characters confirmed for Super Smash Bros. Tourney. His enemy, Crash Bandicoot, was confirmed alongside him.
- Cortex shares his English voice actor with Zhuge Liang and Toki.
- Cortex shares his Japanese voice actor with Rufus.
- Nina Cortex, Cortex's niece, is mentioned in one of his victory animations (she is not to be confused with Tekken's Nina Williams). It has recently been confirmed that Nina Cortex is another playable character in Tourney.
- Setsuka is Cortex's default rival's name. S. Hinata is Cortex's second rival's name.