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Robin
Robin SSB4.png
Species Human
First appearance Fire Emblem Awakening (2012, Fire Emblem series)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Fire Emblem Warriors (2017, Fire Emblem series)
Super Mario Maker (2015, Mario franchise) (as a Costume Mario costume)
Latest portrayal Male Robin:
David Vincent (English)
Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese)

Female Robin:
Lauren Landa (English)
Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese)

“Time to tip the scales!”
Robin, "By Book, Blade, and Crest of Flame" Trailer

Robin is a character from the Fire Emblem series, who made their debut in Fire Emblem Awakening as the customizable player avatar, and one of the game's main protagonists alongside Chrom and Lucina. In their game of origin, Robin is an amnesiac who comes to serve as the tactician of Chrom's Shepherds, and rises to fame after helping their home country of Ylisse win a number of wars, but is also sought by the game's main antagonists for purposes involving the resurrection of the Fell Dragon Grima.

Unlike most Nintendo protagonists, the original Robin is highly customizable, with a number of build, hairstyle, face and voice options for both genders.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

FireEmblem Emblem.png
Super Smash Bros. character
Robin
Robin SSB4.png
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Special moves
Standard:  Thunder
Side:  Arcfire
Up:  Elwind
Down:  Nosferatu
Final Smash:  Pair Up (3DS/Wii U)
Battle entrance
Robin appears from a magic circle.

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

SmashWiki article: Robin (SSB4)

Robin appears as a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. with both male and female variations, using their preset default appearances and voices from Fire Emblem Awakening. Unlike other Fire Emblem characters in Super Smash Bros., Robin not only uses a sword, but also tomes to cast magic attacks. Most of Robin's moves also operate similarly to Fire Emblem's durability mechanic: if certain attacks are used enough times, they can no longer be used until a cooldown period passes. Robin's smash attacks and air attacks all use a Levin Sword (using its Fire Emblem Awakening appearance), which can only be used eight times before it is replaced by a weaker Bronze Sword; the Bronze Sword is also used for all of Robin's other non-special attacks. Robin is also one of the slower characters on the ground, having the slowest running speed of any character.

Robin's special moves all use various tomes. Their standard special move is Thunder, which fires a bolt of lightning that can be charged. Their side special is Arcfire, which creates a pillar of fire in front of Robin. Their up special is Elwind, in which Robin sends out a gust of wind to boost up into the air while damaging enemies. Finally, their down special is Nosferatu, which damages enemies while healing Robin. Robin's Final Smash is Pair Up, which summons Chrom to their side to repeatedly attack opponents.

For equipment, Robin can use the Boots equipment for speed, Coat equipment for defense, and is the only fighter that can use the Tome equipment, which increases attack power.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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Male Robin in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Robin's female variant
SmashWiki article: Robin (SSBU)

Robin is set to appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this time as an unlockable playable character. In this installment, a meter indicating how much longer Robin can use their tomes and Levin Sword is displayed above their character profile at the bottom of the screen.[1]

Special moves[edit]

Thunder[edit]
Thunder in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
SmashWiki article: Thunder (Robin)

Thunder is a basic tome appearing in the Fire Emblem series as the weakest form of Thunder magic and in the Super Smash Bros. series as Robin's standard special move. When used, Robin charges up a bolt of lightning automatically that can be used at any point by pressing the special button again; getting hit at any point cancels the charge, and it can be stored by shielding or rolling.

Thunder can be used by pressing the special button immediately after charging, or it can be charged into the higher-level Thunder spells, Elthunder, Arcthunder, and Thoron. The standard Thunder fires a small bolt of electricity that travels a short distance, Elthunder fires a small ball that travels a moderate distance, Arcthunder fires a large red ball that starts off moving slowly but travels far, and Thoron fires a bolt of electricity that travels across the entire screen. Like all of Robin's moves, Thunder is affected by the durability system; Thunder can be used twenty times before the tome "breaks", Elthunder can be used seven times, Arcthunder four, and Thoron three. The tome reappears after around ten seconds.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the two custom variants for this move are Thunder+ and Speed Thunder. Thunder+ increases the power of each of the Thunder spells, but the tome has less durability (Thunder can be used ten times, Elthunder four, Arcthunder three, and Thoron once), and each move travels more slowly. Speed Thunder decreases the amount of time it takes to charge the move and each spell travels farther but has less power.

Arcfire[edit]
Arcfire in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
SmashWiki article: Arcfire

Arcfire is a type of fire magic appearing only in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and Fire Emblem Awakening and serving as Robin's side special move. Robin creates a ball of fire that is thrown in the direction in front of himself until it his the ground or an opponent. After it hits, the fireball creates a small pillar of fire that can hit opponents multiple times. Arcfire can only be used six times before it "breaks," in which case the player must wait about ten seconds before it returns to Robin and can be used again. The finishing move from Robin's strong neutral attack also uses Arcfire's durability.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the two variations of this move are Arcfire+ and Fire Wall. Arcfire+ takes longer to cast, but explodes when it hits, dealing a singular, more powerful hit. Fire Wall casts a larger pillar of fire that deals greater knockback rather than multiple hits, and can also protect from attacks.

Elwind[edit]
Elwind in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
SmashWiki article: Elwind

Elwind is a class of wind magic appearing in several Fire Emblem games and Robin's up special move. Robin casts two blasts of wind to send him into the air, as well as damage opponents beneath him; the first hit acts like a meteor smash. Elwind can be used up to nine times before its durability is used up, a six second cooldown period following before the spell can be used again. Elwind's durability is also used when using Robin's continuous neutral finisher.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the first custom variant for this move is Soaring Elwind, which reduces the height of the first gust but increases the height of the second, overall increasing Robin's jump height for this move. The second variant is Gliding Elwind, which propels Robin upward diagonally in the direction he is facing for the first attack, then straight up for the second; the attack power is decreased, however.

Nosferatu[edit]
Nosferatu in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
SmashWiki article: Nosferatu

Nosferatu is an HP-draining spell appearing throughout the Fire Emblem series. Although it has been classified as several different types of magic in its various appearances, the dark magic variant in Fire Emblem Awakening appears as Robin's down special move. When used, Robin traps an enemy in a dark field, dealing damage to them while healing himself. Any other opponents caught in this attack are knocked back without damage. Nosferatu can only be used four times, and can only be used again after a cooldown time of 40 seconds, the longest of any of Robin's attacks.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the first custom variant for this move is Distant Nosferatu, which can catch opponents from farther away, but has less of a damaging and healing effect. The second is Goetia, another dark magic tome exclusively in Fire Emblem Awakening; the move can pull in opponents and deals greater damage, but no longer heals Robin.

Final Smash[edit]

Pair Up[edit]
Pair Up in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
SmashWiki article: Pair Up

Pair Up is a mechanic introduced in Fire Emblem Awakening and Robin's Final Smash. When activated, Robin calls Chrom, who warps in behind Robin and rushes forward a short distance. If an opponent is in range, Chrom flings them into the air with a cut-in of Chrom's face playing across the screen, similar to what happens when activating a critical hit or skill in Fire Emblem Awakening. Robin and Chrom then jump up to the attacked opponents and launch a barrage of sword strikes, Thunders, and Bolganone before sending the opponents back down to the ground. The opponents rebound back up and are blasted across the upper blast line if their damage is high enough. Successfully using this move also fully replenishes the durability of Robin's Levin Sword and tomes, though the move fails if Chrom is unable to connect with an opponent.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダブル
Daburu
Double

Super Mario Maker[edit]

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Robin appears as a Mystery Mushroom costume in Super Mario Maker, using the same sound effects from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light as the other Fire Emblem characters. He can be unlocked by scanning his amiibo or randomly by clearing the 100 Mario Challenge on Expert setting or higher.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Robin RobinTrophy3DS.png RobinTrophyWiiU.png 3DS Fire Emblem Awakening (02/2013) This is the male Robin, your avatar in Fire Emblem Awakening. The goal of this adventure doesn't change much because of your gender choice, but Robin's marriage options do. In Smash Bros., Robin brings powerful magic and swordplay to bear. He can exhaust his moves, but they'll be restored over time. When Robin is found at the start of Fire Emblem Awakening, he (or she!) discovers that, even without his memories, he is a master tactician. In this game, his attacks are powerful, but in true Fire Emblem style, how many times his magic can be used is limited. This also applies to the thunder magic his sword is imbued with.
Robin (Alt.) RobinAllStarTrophy3DS.png Robin(alt)TrophyWiiU.png 3DS Fire Emblem Awakening (02/2013) Robin's magic is powerful, but it has limited uses before needing to recharge. Thunder can be charged in stages, will become Thoron at max charge, and gains damage and speed with its charge. Arcfire creates a flame pillar, perfect for dealing with an edge-clinging foe. Robin's magic is powerful, but in return, its uses are limited. You can charge Thunder in steps, and when it's fully charged, it turns into Thoron, increasing its speed and dealing more damage. Arcfire creates a flame pillar when it hits something. Use it on an opponent who's clinging to an edge to stop them getting back on the stage.
Pair Up N/A PairUpTrophyWiiU.png N/A Like the Pair Up feature in Fire Emblem Awakening that lets two characters attack a foe at once, Robin's Final Smash calls Chrom, the Prince of Ylisse, to the battlefield. First, Chrom dashes forward, and if he lands a hit, Robin joins him for a flawless combination of attacks. It can even catch multiple opponents at once! Like the Pair Up feature in Fire Emblem Awakening, which lets two characters attack a foe at once, Robin's Final Smash calls Chrom, the Prince of Ylisse, to the battlefield. First, Chrom dashes forwards, and if he lands a hit, Robin joins him for a flawless combination of attacks. It can even catch multiple opponents at once!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: There's something weird about this fighter, Lady Palutena.
  • Palutena: That's Robin — also known as the Avatar.
  • Pit: I wonder where Chrom is.
  • Palutena: Who knows? Probably taking a nap at home.
  • Chrom: I'm no idle layabout.
  • Pit: Whoa! Where did you come from?!
  • Chrom: Robin is a skilled strategist and master of both the Levin Sword and magic. Certainly more useful than a simple swordsman like myself.
  • Viridi: Plus, you and Ike are too similar. No point in having two characters that are pretty much carbon copies. Am I right?
  • Chrom: Excuse me?!
  • Palutena: What's more, you don't have an Aether recovery move like Ike does, do you?
  • Chrom: Quiet, you!
  • Palutena: Heh heh. Back to the topic at hand. Robin can use the Levin Sword and magic only so many times. Use this limit to your advantage, Pit.
  • Pit: Got it! This fight is in the bag!
  • Chrom: I wouldn't be so sure. For Robin's Final Smash, I plan on lending a hand. And then you'll taste the bitterness of defeat!
  • Viridi: We know you're trying to play the hero and all, but you can only join in if Robin gets the Smash Ball, right?
  • Chrom: You'll taste the bitterness of defeat! ...Right after Robin gets the Smash Ball.

amiibo[edit]

  • Robin is one of the main characters in Fire Emblem: Awakening. A traveler who remembers nothing prior to being found by the wayside, Robin is a skilled fighter and serves as the main tactician among the Shepherds.

Gallery[edit]

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ルフレ
Rufure
Reflet
Spanish (NOA) Robin
Spanish (NOE) Daraen
French (NOA) Robin
French (NOE) Daraen
Dutch Robin
German Daraen
Italian Daraen
Portuguese Robin
Russian Робин
Robin
Korean 러플레
Reofeule
Reflet
Chinese 魯弗萊 (Traditional)
鲁弗莱 (Simplified)
Lǔfúlái
Reflet

Trivia[edit]

  • In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Robin has a palette swap that resembles a male White Mage.
  • Robin is one of four characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U whose alternate trophies portray the same palette swap in both versions, the others being Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta. (This is excluding Bowser Jr., who doesn't have any actual palette swaps.)
  • Robin is the only fighter in the Fire Emblem series who can't use the Sword and Cape equipment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo. (June 12, 2018). Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - E3 2018 - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved June 15, 2018.