The Warp Star is an item (originally from the Kirby series) in Super Smash Bros. Brawl that sends a player flying off into the sky and crashing back down into the stage when picked up. It is possible to control the landing location by pressing left and right on the Control Stick. Because of this, it's possible to miss the stage and self-destruct. Warp Stars usually KO but it depends on the opponent's amount of damage. Warp Stars rotate themselves when they appear. Some may appear out of a Party Ball. Warp Stars are also items in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. When picked up, they will carry the player upwards. The player will then land on a different portion of the current stage they are playing in.