Mythra

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Mythra
Mythra's official render for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Species Blade
First appearance Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017, Xenoblade Chronicles series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2021, Mario-related media)
Latest portrayal Skye Bennett (English)
Shino Shimoji (Japanese)
“Cutting it close, huh? Oh hey, were these guys planning on winning? Gee, I feel kind of bad now. Comin' through!”
Mythra, "One Day, Pyra Just Disappeared" trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Mythra is one of the main characters from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is a Blade, which are personifications of weapons used by Drivers in the world of Alrest, more specifically an Aegis (or legendary Blade) that can be wielded by the game's main protagonist, Rex. She created Pyra as a different personality of herself. Mythra uses a variety of light-based powers in combat, whereas Pyra uses flame-based powers. Both her and Pyra were released as a singular 2-in-1 downloadable fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Xenoblade series emblem, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
Super Smash Bros. character
Mythra
Mythra's official render for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (DLC)
Special moves
Standard:  Lightning Buster
Side:  Photon Edge
Up:  Ray of Punishment / Chroma Dust
Down:  Swap to Pyra
Final Smash:  Sacred Arrow

On February 17, 2021, during a Nintendo Direct, both Pyra and Mythra were announced as the fighters for Challenger Pack 9 for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They were released on March 4th, 2021. The reveal trailer begins with announcing Pyra, and during a battle with Link in which he throws a Remote Bomb at her, Mythra's voice can be heard saying, "Talk about a tight spot! Let me handle this!" Pyra then transforms into Mythra and continues fighting with Link, successfully reflecting the bomb back at him. A follow-up presentation showcasing Pyra and Mythra's moves occurred on March 4th, 2021, followed by their official release on the same day.

Mythra and Pyra function as one character, with players having the option to switch back and forth between them, similarly to how Zelda and Sheik functioned in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Mythra's moves include Lightning Buster, a slash attack that can be charged; Photon Edge, an attack that slashes opponents multiple times with a wide reach; Ray of Punishment, where Mythra slashes upwards and fires a beam of light downwards; Chroma Dust, which is similar to Ray of Punishment but features multiple downward shots; and Foresight, a dodging maneuver similar to Bayonetta's Bat Within that leaves opponents open for a counterattack. Mythra's Final Smash is Sacred Arrow, in which Rex appears and the two rain multiple beams of light on opponents.[1]

When compared to Pyra, Mythra is a much faster fighter overall, walking faster than Little Mac, and being a faster runner than Fox. However, Mythra's higher overall mobility comes at the cost of being less powerful on offense, as most of her attacks lack the knockback strength to KO fighters at realistic damage percentages. Mythra is also lighter than Pyra, as she shares her weight with the Ice Climbers, Lucario, Wolf, Villager, and Steve.

Prior to being revealed as fighters, both Mythra and Pyra were Legend-class support spirits. Mythra's spirit battle involves fighting female Corrin, representing Mythra, and Shulk, representing Rex, on the Battlefield form of Gaur Plain. When equipped, Mythra's spirit gives the fighter a chance of landing a random powerful attack.

Classic Mode route[edit]

Mythra shares the same Classic Mode route as Pyra, which pits them against pairs of fighters who are similar to each other, and both Master Hand and Crazy Hand appear in the final round regardless of the current intensity.

Shared Destinies
Round Opponent(s) Stage Song
1 Zelda, Sheik Temple (Battlefield) Ocarina of Time Medley
2 Samus, Dark Samus Frigate Orpheon Multiplayer - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
3 Pit, Dark Pit Reset Bomb Forest Dark Pit's Theme
4 Ryu, Ken (Stamina battle) Suzaku Castle (Ω) M. Bison Stage Type A
5 Kirby, Meta Knight The Great Cave Offensive (Battlefield) The Great Cave Offensive
6 Link, Link (Dark Link costume) Fountain of Dreams (Ω) Great Temple / Temple
Final Master Hand, Crazy Hand Final Destination You Will Recall Our Names

Profiles[edit]

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

Mythra and Pyra share this stock conversation with all other DLC characters except Piranha Plant. It was originally used for Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, Ryu, Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, who are downloadable fighters in that game.

  • Pit: Who is THAT?
  • Palutena: I have no data on this fighter. I can't believe it!
  • Viridi: It must be an intruder from another dimension!
  • Pit: Whoever it is, the goal remains the same: to fight and win!

Spirits[edit]

# Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
968 Mythra Mythra spirit from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Xenoblade Chronicles Series Support (2) Legend Critical Hit ↑↑ World of Light (Final Battle); Spirit Board Corrin (♀), Shulk
  • The enemy will charge up a powerful Final Smash
  • The enemy starts the battle with an enhanced Beam Sword
Gaur Plain (Battlefield) Still, Move Forward!

Quotes[edit]

  • "Prepare yourself."
  • "Think you can take me?!"
  • "Nuh-uh."
  • "Guess again!"
  • "Foresight!"
  • "Concentrate, Rex."
  • "Sacred Arrow!"
  • "...Seriously?"
  • "Ray of Punishment!"
  • "Chroma Dust!"
  • "Swap!"
  • "All yours!"
  • "Pyra!"
  • "Let me at 'em!"
  • "You're done!"
  • "Lightning Buster!"
  • "Photon Edge!"
  • "*giggle* Called it."
  • "Peak form."
  • "[with Pyra] This... is the power of the [without Pyra] Aegis!"

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒカリ
Hikari
From 「光」 (hikari, "light"), can also be used as a feminine given name.
Chinese
Guāng
"Light"; Direct translation of the Japanese name
German Mythra Mythra
Korean 히카리
Hikali
Transliteration of the Japanese name
Russian Мифра
Mifra
Transliteration of the English name

Trivia[edit]

  • Both Mythra's in-game model and spirit have seen changes from her original design in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, adding clothing to cover up her cleavage and legs. This modified design was added to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in December 2018 as a downloadable costume, under the name "Massive Melee Mythra".[2]

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