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, 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.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
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. 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
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 "Joins the battle!!!" tagline (as with the Japanese and British English versions) regardless of region, with the other being Dark Samus.
Classic Mode route
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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