Ike

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Super Smash Bros. Character
Ike
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Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (upcoming)
Special Moves
Standard:  Eruption
Side:  Quick Draw
Up:  Aether
Down:  Counter
Final Smash:  Great Aether
Battle Entrance
Enters the stage via warp magic.

“You'll get no sympathy from me.”
Ike, Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Ike is a character from two games in the Fire Emblem series, debuting in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, the third Fire Emblem game released in the Western world (ninth in Japan). He is also a new playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and a returning character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U . He wields Ragnell, his two-handed sword, in one hand. Ike is the third Fire Emblem character in the Super Smash Bros. series after Marth and Roy. Ike is a very powerful fighter - one of the strongest, but he is also quite heavy and slow. Many of Ike's Special Moves are somewhat similar to Marth and Roy's special moves from Super Smash Bros. Melee, but have a few changes to them.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Ike (SSBB)

The Subspace Emissary[edit]

Ike in the Subspace Emissary.
Ike SSBB.png

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.

Solid Snake Codec Conversation[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...

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

Ike is set to appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U as a returning character. His design has changed to reflect that of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Special Moves[edit]

Eruption[edit]

Ike's Eruption.
Main article: SmashWiki:Eruption

Eruption is a special move used by Ike in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is his Standard special move. It works a bit similarly to Marth's Shield Breaker or Roy's Flare Blade. When used, Ike grips his sword, Ragnell, above his head. If the player holds the button, Ike will charge up Ragnell. When the button is released, Ike will plant Ragnell in the ground, and will blast the foe with fire from the ground. This attack can also be used in mid-air. If the special move button is released after fully charging and the foe is close, it will be an instant KO. That is extremely difficult to pull off, as it takes roughly 5 seconds to reach maximum charging time. If the attack is fully charged when Ike uses it, he does ten percent damage to himself. Although the force of the attack surrounds Ike, the fire appears farther in front of him. If Kirby copies Ike's powers, he will also be able to use Eruption.

Quick Draw[edit]

Ike's Quick Draw.
Main article: SmashWiki:Quick Draw

Quick Draw is Ike's side special move that appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. If the player keeps the side input while attacking, Ike slices across the stage with his sword, in a similar fashion to Fox's Fox Illusion. If the player does not, however, he will stay stationary, and slice. This move can also be charged up by holding the attack button. The move has rather good knockback, and can also be used to recover to the stage. However, if he attempts to slash across the stage, he will stop if anyone is in the way, posing as a problem when trying to recover.

Aether[edit]

Ike's Aether.
Main article: SmashWiki:Aether

Aether is a special skill that can be used by Ike from the Fire Emblem series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is his Up special move; he first tosses Ragnell (his sword) in the air, spinning, then quickly jumps up to grab Ragnell, hitting anyone in the way. He then swipes down with Ragnell, in a similar fashion to Kirby's Final Cutter move. He is resistant to attacks as he performs this move; he will still take damage, but he will not flinch. However, it is possible to interrupt this attack just by grabbing Ike.

Counter[edit]

Ike's Counter.
Main article: SmashWiki:Counter

Counter is Ike's down special move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The attack is performed by tilting Control Stick downwards, and then pressing B Button. Ike will crouch down, and hold his sword at the side of his head. Once an opponent comes to attack, they will miss, and Ike will automatically attack the foe. The attack must be used quickly, as it will not work if it is kept out for too long. This is the main reason the attack is hard to master, let alone use. However, the attack is very useful once done right.

Ike's Counter has a longer lag time for it to work properly, compared to Marth's and Roy's Counter. The damage that this attack does is 1.2x the damage that he would have taken from the blocked attack.

Lucario's move, Double Team, is very similar to this move, the difference being the damage dealt is affected by Lucario's damage percentage.

Great Aether[edit]

Ike's Great Aether.
Main article: SmashWiki:Great Aether

Great Aether is, as its name suggests, a more powerful version of Aether which acts as Ike's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It takes attributes from Aether, as well as a few attributes from Link's Final Smash, Triforce Slash. When Ike smashes open the Smash Ball, he starts to glow, and holds the power, until the special move button is pressed. As soon as this happens, Ike will slash upwards with his sword, but has to make sure he hits a player (or multiple players) in order for it to work.

If he hits any players on the way up, no matter where the players was blasted, he will then fly directly at them, and start slashing fiercely, similar to Triforce Slash. He continues hitting the players for a few seconds, until finally, he swipes downwards along with the opponents, eventually causing an explosion once he hits the ground. The range of the explosion is very large, and Ike is invincible while using it, so as long as he hits a foe with his sword at the start of the move, Great Aether will work very efficiently. It is possible to launch more than two players into the air at once, but as for any players not flung in the air, they can be safe, as long as they do not get blasted by the final drop. It is also possible for opposing players to attack a foe caught in Ike's attack while he is coming down. If there is no ground below the middle of the stage on his final drop, however, Ike will keep falling until he, and any players caught in the attack, self-destruct.

Trophy Information in Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

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.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sticker Information[edit]

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

Quotes[edit]

All quotations are from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイク
Aiku
Russian Айк
Ayk
Korean 아이크
Aikeu

Trivia[edit]

  • The symbol that appears on the ground when Ike enters a battle indicates that he is using warp magic. Warp magic uses a compound known as "warp powder" to transport users from one place to another. The Black Knight (Ike's nemesis) was the only one seen using it in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
  • 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.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the name IKE pops up as one of the random names that players can get. However, this is just a coincidence as Ike appeared four years after Super Smash Bros. Melee's release.
  • If Ike grabs someone while he is a giant, if he 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.