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Robin is a character from the Fire Emblem series, who made his debut in Fire Emblem Awakening as the customizable player avatar, and one of the game's main protagonists alongside Chrom and Lucina. In his game of origin, Robin serves as the tactician of Chrom's Shepherds, and rises to fame after helping his 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. Robin appears as a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, as a male and female variation, using their preset default appearances from Awakening.
Unlike other Fire Emblem characters in Super Smash Bros., Robin not only uses a sword but also 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 once it breaks; 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. His neutral special move is Thunder, which fires a bolt of lightning that can be charged. His side special is Arcfire, which creates a pillar of fire in front of Robin. His up special is Elwind, in which Robin sends out wind to boost up into the air while damaging enemies. Finally, his down special is Nosferatu, which damages enemies while healing Robin. Robin's Final Smash is Pair Up, which summons Chrom to his side to repeatedly attack opponents.
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