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Chrom artwork for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Species Human
First appearance Fire Emblem Awakening (2012, Fire Emblem series)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (2014, Mario-related media, cameo as trophy and part of Robin's Final Smash)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Latest portrayal Matthew Mercer (English) (2012-present)
Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese) (2012-present)
“Anything can change!”
Chrom, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Chrom is the prince (and eventual ruler) of Ylisse, father of Lucina, and descendant of Marth who makes his debut in Fire Emblem Awakening. During the events of the game, he meets and befriends Robin who joins him and his military band, the Shepherds, in defeating the Fell Dragon Grima. He wields Falchion, the same sword wielded by Marth. In English, Chrom is voiced by Matthew Mercer,[1] who has voiced him in the dubbed Fire Emblem games, while Tomokazu Sugita, Chrom's Japanese voice actor in the Fire Emblem series, provides his voice in the Japanese version.[2]


Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

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

Chrom appears as a non-playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U as part of Robin's Final Smash, Pair Up. When the move is used, Chrom appears and dashes forward, sending any opponents in his way into the air. Chrom and Robin then both follow up with a series of attacks culminating with a downward blow that launches opponents. Chrom also appears as a collectible trophy and an online profile icon, and occasionally appears alongside Robin in their victory pose.

Originally, Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai considered adding Chrom as a playable character, but felt he didn't possess any unique characteristics and would be too similar to other sword-wielding fighters such as Marth and Ike.[3] This is referenced in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in the Palutena's Guidance conversation for Robin, in which Chrom makes a guest appearance. Chrom also appears in Robin and Lucina's introduction trailer, where he is seen lying on the ground, having been defeated by Captain Falcon.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

SmashWiki article: Chrom (SSBU)
The Fire Emblem series emblem, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Super Smash Bros. fighter
Chrom artwork for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)
Special moves
Standard:  Flare Blade
Side:  Double-Edge Dance
Up:  Soaring Slash
Down:  Counter
Final Smash:  Awakening Aether

In the Nintendo Direct broadcast on August 8, 2018, Chrom was announced as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, being an Echo Fighter of Roy. The main gameplay difference distinguishing Chrom from Roy is that his sword attacks deal consistent damage regardless of his distance from the opponent, similarly to Lucina's main difference from Marth. While Chrom shares many similar moves with him, he also possesses a move that is similar to Ike's Aether, Soaring Slash, though instead of throwing his sword, he slashes upward, sending opponents into the air. Several of Chrom's moves also lack Roy's fire effects, namely his up smash attack, down air attack and all of his special moves. For his Final Smash, Awakening Aether, Chrom performs a single slash, stunning any opponents in front of him, and performs his Aether skill from Fire Emblem Awakening, lunging forward and launching them away.

Despite being a playable character, Chrom still appears in Robin's Final Smash and one of Robin's victory poses. Initially, Chrom had the generic Fire Emblem victory theme from the previous games, albeit sped up (akin to Marth, Roy, and Ike), despite Lucina and Robin's victory theme having been replaced by a short arrangement of "Id (Purpose)", a song from Fire Emblem Awakening. Chrom's victory theme was changed to Lucina and Robin's version through the version 3.0.0 update released on April 17, 2019.

Chrom is one of the two newcomers that use the "Joins the battle!!!" tagline (as with the Japanese and British English versions) regardless of region, with the other being Dark Samus.

Chrom has average weight, being heavier than Ness, Lucas, Inkling, and Mii Brawler, but lighter than Pit, Dark Pit, Wii Fit Trainer, and Pokémon Trainer's Ivysaur, while having the same weight as Roy, Pac-Man, and Robin.

Classic Mode route[edit]
Fight as One
Round Opponent(s) Rule Stage Song
1 Lucina Arena Ferox Id (Purpose)
2 Fox, Falco Team Battle
(Ally: Lucina)
Lylat Cruise Space Armada
3 Ness, Lucas Team Battle
(Ally: Robin (female))
Onett Pollyanna (I Believe in You)
4 Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong Team Battle
(Ally: Lucina)
Jungle Japes Jungle Hijinxs
5 Peach, Daisy Team Battle
(Ally: Robin (male))
Mario Circuit Rainbow Road - Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
6 Simon, Richter Team Battle
(Ally: Lucina)
Dracula's Castle Vampire Killer
Final Master Hand, Crazy Hand Team Battle
(Ally: Robin (female))
Final Destination Master Hand / Crazy Hand

Special moves[edit]

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Flare Blade[edit]
SmashWiki article: Flare Blade

Flare Blade is Chrom's neutral special move. Chrom charges up a sword strike, attacking with a slash that explodes. The move charges for as long as the player holds down the special attack button and automatically attacks when fully charged.

Double-Edge Dance[edit]
Chrom performing Double-Edge Dance against Ganondorf on Arena Ferox.
SmashWiki article: Double-Edge Dance

Double-Edge Dance is Chrom's side special move. The move is similar to Marth's Dancing Blade, in that Chrom performs a series of four sword slashes, and can change the attack by angling the control stick at certain points.

Soaring Slash[edit]
SmashWiki article: Soaring Slash

Soaring Slash is Chrom's up special move. Unlike Roy's Blazer, it is functionally closer to Ike's Aether than Marth's Dolphin Slash; Chrom slashes the opponent upwards, then jumps up, and slams back toward the ground while twirling.

SmashWiki article: Counter

Counter is the down special move used by Chrom as well as Roy, Marth, Ike and Lucina. The move is based on the combat of the Fire Emblem series; when one unit attacks another unit, the opposing unit counterattacks afterwards. When used, Chrom enters a readied stance and automatically counterattacks whenever attacked, reflecting all damage and knockback back onto the opponent.

Final Smash[edit]

Awakening Aether[edit]
SmashWiki article: Awakening Aether
Chrom performing Awakening Aether on Mewtwo.

Awakening Aether is Chrom's Final Smash. Chrom traps opponents with a slash while shouting "Anything can change!", "Now I'm mad!" or "Your end has come!" at random. He will then step back before yelling, "Aether!" and strike forwards with a large slash at the players he caught.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

Outside of the Super Smash Bros. series, Chrom makes a cameo appearance in WarioWare Gold in 5-Volt's microgame Fire Emblem Awakening, where the objective is to direct Chrom to the enemy (Victor) and defeat him.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in (Wii U version only) NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Chrom ChromTrophy3DS.png Chrom trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 3DS Fire Emblem: Awakening (02/2013) Prince of the Halidom of Ylisse and descendant of the Hero-King Marth. He leads a militia force called the Shepherds that protects Ylisse. Though he can get reckless when training—things end up broken—he can be counted on in the heat of battle. He and Robin combine their skills in Robin's Final Smash. The prince of the Halidom of Ylisse and a descendant of the Hero-King Marth. Chrom and his militia, the Shepherds, swear to protect the people of Ylisse. Despite being more than competent in battle, he's rather careless in training and always seems to be breaking things. He and Robin combine their skills in Robin's Final Smash.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Woah! It's Chrom!
  • Viridi: He finally made it to the fight!
  • Palutena: He's the prince of the Halidom of Ylisse... and the descendant of the Hero-King Marth.
  • Pit: Marth's sword and Chrom's sword are both named Falchion, right? The designs seem a bit different. Are they really the same sword?
  • Palutena: The sword Chrom wields is Falchion, but Marth's sword is Exalted Falchion.
  • Viridi: And Lucina's sword is Parallel Falchion.
  • Pit: Falchion. Falchion. That word makes no sense!
  • Palutena: Falchion can become the Exalted Falchion once the Fire Emblem brings out its true form.
  • Pit: If Chrom can fight Marth using a weaker sword, Chrom must be stronger.
  • Viridi: I wouldn't say that. I mean, Wario launches people with farts. Pretty sure the style of weapon doesn't make a huge difference.

Super Smash Blog bio[edit]

  • The protagonist of Fire Emblem Awakening joins the battle as Roy's echo fighter. His Final Smash is Awakening Aether. Like Aether in the original game, this move has Chrom charge toward his opponent, slashing with his sword.


  • Prince of the Halidom of Ylisse, Chrom is a descendant of the Hero-King Marth. He leads a militia force called the Shepherds that protects Ylisse. Though he can be reckless during training, he can always be counted on in the heat of battle.



  • "My strength is yours!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "On my mark!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "We're not done yet!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Come on!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Come at me!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "I will not fail!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Out of my way!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "How about this?!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "I'll end you!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "No way!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Not today!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Now I'm mad!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Your end has come!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "AETHER!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Sorry!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "The training paid off." - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "I will cut a path!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Our bond is stronger than steel." - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クロム
Chinese 庫洛武 (Traditional)
库洛姆 (Simplified)
Dutch Chrom
French Chrom
German Chrom
Italian Chrom
Korean 크롬
Portuguese Chrom
Russian Хром
Кром (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Spanish Chrom