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FireEmblem Emblem.png
Super Smash Bros. Character
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Special Moves
Standard:  Eruption
Side:  Quick Draw
Up:  Aether
Down:  Counter
Final Smash:  Great Aether
Battle Entrance
Appears in the stage via warp magic.

Ike is the protagonist in two games of the Fire Emblem series, debuting in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, the series' ninth installment. In his home series, Ike is the leader of the Greil Mercenaries, who are drawn into two wars spanning the continent of Tellius. With the help of his companions, Ike acquires the sacred sword Ragnell and brings peace to Tellius, ending hostilities between its inhabitant "beorc" and "laguz" races in the process.

He appears as a playable fighter in the Nintendo-crossover fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and returned for its sequel Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Ike is the third Fire Emblem character to appear in the Super Smash Bros. series, after Marth and Roy. Ike is a very powerful fighter - one of the strongest, but as a downside, he is quite heavy and slow.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Ike (SSBB)

Ike appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, using his appearance in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. He fights using the two-handed longsword Ragnell, which gives his attacks power and range, but as a result he is slower and heavier than most characters. Ike was not originally intended to be in the game from the start; instead, Masahiro Sakurai had created a template for a slow but powerful swordsman and it was later decided that Ike, being the protagonist of the latest games in the Fire Emblem series at the time, would be a good fit for the concept.

Ike's neutral special move is Eruption, in which he plunges his sword into the ground to create an explosion. His side special move is Quick Draw, which has Ike charge a sword slash that sends him directly forward. His up special is Aether, in which Ike throws his sword into the air and slams back into the ground. His down special move is Counter, which has Ike deal a counterattack if he is hit. His Final Smash is Great Aether, which has him slash any nearby opponents into the air, where he repeatedly attacks them before slamming them back into the ground.

The Subspace Emissary[edit]

Ike in the Subspace Emissary.
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Ike makes his debut in the Subspace Emissary near the end of The Battlefield Fortress. During the story, both Marth and Meta Knight fail to stop the Ancient Minister from carrying another Subspace Bomb to another location in the trophy world. Hope seems lost for the two, until, out of nowhere, the Ragnell sword begins hovering behind the Ancient Minister, and Ike continues to use Aether on the Subspace Bomb, breaking it and deactivating it, making the Ancient Minister flee. The three warriors continue through the wasteland, finally reaching the Ancient Minister, but are unable to do anything as he floated over a cliff.

The three continue to dash onwards through The Wilds, after seeing Galleom in its tank form. Galleom transforms into its main form after meeting the swordsmen. Ike, Marth, and Meta Knight face off against Galleom afterwords, and then continue into The Canyon. After Meta Knight had left the group after Galleom was defeated a second time, Ike, alongside Pokémon Trainer, Lucas, and Marth, are seen fighting many Primids, now with the Ice Climbers. The five "warriors" are then seen (Mario, Pit, Kirby, Link, and Yoshi) in the background, jumping off from a bluff to help fight off the army. After awhile, Ike, alongside many others, are flown into Subspace, where he and all others are turned into trophies. However, King Dedede, Ness, and Luigi recover him, and others (Kirby also helps afterwards). He and the others are then pitted against The Great Maze, and then the creature whom turned the heroes into trophies, Tabuu.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Ike (SSB4)

Ike returns as a veteran fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. His design has changed to reflect his appearance as a Hero in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. While Ike's moveset is no different from the previous game, most of his attacks that use fire use blue flames rather than the red seen in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Snake's codec[edit]

  • Snake: This swordsman's gonna be tough to beat.
  • Colonel: Fighting Ike, eh, Snake? Ike is the leader of the Greil Mercenaries. He may look too refined to be a fighter... But he has one heck of a sword arm.
  • Snake: Yeah, he's swinging that two-handed sword around with only one hand. I don't even want to get near him.
  • Colonel: That's the holy blade of Ragnell. It's an extremely powerful sword. But don't forget, Snake, you're armed to the teeth yourself. To your opponents, you might just be their worst nightmare. The distance between you and your enemy is a crucial element in battle. Using that distance can give you an advantage against some enemies.
  • Snake: Yeah, I've got the same feeling...


Type Image Description
Ike BrawlTrophy035.png A member of Crimea's top fighting force, the Greil Mercenaries. He's a man of few words whose blunt manner gives the impression that he's uncaring, but he's actually a passionate hero. He was crucial to the reconstruction of Crimea. In Radiant Dawn, he continues to show his deep sense of honor and leads the Greil Mercenaries to the aid of the Laguz Alliance.
Great Aether BrawlTrophy036.png Ike's Final Smash--a powered-up version of his signature move, Aether. Ike faces a foe and swings his sword up for a hit, then tosses his sword into the air, performs multiple nasty strikes, and finally unleashes a mighty overhand blow to send his opponent plummeting down. It's a very impressive sight, but if Ike misses with the first upward swing, he can't use the move.


Image Game Effect
BrawlSticker IkeFE.png Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance [Weapon] - Attack +23
Usable by: Marth, Ike
Ike Radiant Dawn.png Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn [Slash] - Attack +27
Usable by: Marth, Ike

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Trophies (Both Versions)[edit]

Name Image Appears in
(Wii U version only)
Ike IkeTrophyWiiU.png GCN Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (10/2005)
Wii Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (11/2007)
One of the main characters from the Fire Emblem series. Having fought in the Mad King's War, restored the fallen nation of Crimea, and taken on the Begnion Empire, Ike is rightly called a hero. He has the strength to back the title—one good swing of his blade can launch the heaviest of foes.
Ike (Alt.) IkeAllStarTrophy3DS.png
GCN Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (10/2005)
Wii Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (11/2007)
Ike's side smash is a powerful two-handed sword strike. It's one of the best launch attacks in the entire game, though it will leave you wide open when you use it. For Eruption, one of his specials, you stab the ground and unleash a pillar of fire. Charging for too long will hurt Ike, so be careful!
(Wii U)

Trophies (Wii U version)[edit]

Name Image Description
Great Aether
Ike's Aether up special is combined with a relentless barrage of sword blows in this powerful Final Smash. He knocks targets into the air with an upward swing, and then they're stuck there as he strikes over and over. Finally, he slams them down to the ground and launches them. Just make sure that first strike hits!

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Does Ike look a little different to you? A little...tougher?
  • Palutena: Hmm...
  • Pit: His clothes look different, and his sword looks even more menacing.
  • Palutena: Yes, I suppose you're right.
  • Pit: And he definitely hasn't aged well.
  • Palutena: Well, compared to gods and angels like us, Ike is just a baby.
  • Viridi: I don't know how old you are, Pit, but you don't look like you've grown at all.
  • Pit: Oh, like you're one to talk! How old are you, anyway? Ten?
  • Viridi: A goddess never reveals her age, Pit.
  • Palutena: Break it up, you two. Back to Ike. He has a powerful side smash that he will send you flying, but that's also his weakness.
  • Viridi: He's very vulnerable at that time, so dodge it and strike back!
  • Pit: I claim this victory in the name of Skyworld! SKYWORLD! SKYWORLD!


  • "Prepare yourself!"
  • "I fight for my friends."
  • "Great... AETHER!"
  • "You'll get no sympathy from me."
  • "You're open!"

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイク
Russian Айк
Korean 아이크


  • The symbol that appears on the ground when Ike enters a battle indicates use of warp magic, as seen in the Fire Emblem games that Ike appeared in. Warp magic uses a compound known as "warp powder" or a special staff to transport users from one place to another. The player never accesses either of those in Ike's series.
  • Ike's Eruption attack is derived from Roy's Flare Blade rather than any abilities that Ike had in his home series. However, in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U, the fire he generates with the attack is changed to blue to reflect his blessing by the goddess Yune at the end of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, during which his sword was cloaked in blue fire.
  • When Ike uses Aether to attack the Ancient Minister, he shouts "Great Aether" instead.
  • Ike is the first Fire Emblem character to speak English in the Super Smash Bros. series. He is also the first Fire Emblem character to appear as a starter.
  • If Ike grabs someone while he is a giant and does a pummel, the grabbed opponent will break free from the grab, regardless of his or her damage. This also happens if Ike grabs someone while tiny.