Fidget Spinner
A typical three-bladed Fidget Spinner



Oldest version

jor8a's first version (2017)

Newest version

jor8a's second version (2017)



A Fidget Spinner is a triangular toy made of metal or plastic with a bearing in the middle that allows it to be spun easily. While Fidget Spinners have existed since 1993, they became incredibly popular in 2017.

The popularity of Fidget Spinners began to greatly increase in April 2017, with Google searches for "fidget spinner" spiking that month and many YouTube videos featuring Fidget Spinners being made. Fidget Spinners have been advertised as helping people who have trouble with focusing or fidgeting by relieving nervous energy or psychological stress, which led to internet memes being made associating Fidget Spinners with autism.

In M.U.G.E.N, a Fidget Spinner character has been made by jor8a, along with a balanced version of said character, using a 3D model of a Fidget Spinner made in Maya and using sprites of the 3D model rendered in 2D.

Jor8a's first versionEditicon


Those who know about the Fidget Spinner fad expected a Fidget Spinner M.U.G.E.N character to be eventually made, and it finally happened. This character appears to be the perfect embodiment of the phrase "spin to win", as it can easily trap opponents and achieve a cheap infinite by simply moving toward them; it also has some cheap tornado moves that deal tons of damage and has moves that allow it to move freely around the stage.


jor8a's second version


This is a balanced version of the creator's first Fidget Spinner character and is included with said character, with the filename being "spineasy"; the damage of the majority of the character's moves was toned down significantly, especially the tornado moves that were originally very cheap, and the easy infinite was fixed, though everything else remains unchanged.