Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
|First appearance||Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Challenger Pack 9) (2021)|
|Portrayed by||Skye Bennett (English) (2017-present) |
Shino Shimoji (Japanese) (2017-present)
|Love interest(s)||Rex (boyfriend)|
- “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 deuteragonists from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and its prequel, Torna – The Golden Country. She is a Blade, a personification of a weapon (in her case, the legendary Aegis Sword) that can be wielded by protagonists Rex and Addam respectively. Both Mythra and her other self, Pyra, were released as a singular 2-in-1 downloadable fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Mythra created her other self Pyra out of shame over mass destruction that she caused after losing control of her powers. The arrogant, headstrong Mythra uses a variety of light-based powers in combat, whereas her kinder, gentler "sister" Pyra uses flame-based powers. Mythra is one of Rex's girlfriends (along with Pyra and Pneuma). Mythra is the opposite of Pyra, as she is very sadistic and rude, a horrible cook, and a more aggressive fighter than Pyra. Despite this, Pyra always describes Mythra as a "sweetheart" and even regards her as a best friend.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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 interjects from within Pyra, alerting her "sister" to the danger at hand, and offers to take over their shared body. Pyra then transforms into Mythra and continues fighting with Link, successfully reflecting the bomb back at him. After a moveset showcase that introduces the Cloud Sea of Alrest, Mythra meets Shulk on Gaur Plain (a reference to Shulk's DLC appearance in Xenoblade Chronicles 2), then transforms into Pyra as the two exchange words and rush at each other. 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.
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; she shares her weight with the Ice Climbers, Lucario, Wolf, Villager, and Steve, meaning that she is lighter than Joker but heavier than Toon Link and Palutena.
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
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.
|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|
Mythra and Pyra share this stock conversation with all other Fighters Pass characters. 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!
|No.||Name||Image||Series / game||Type||Class||Strength / effect(s)||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|968||Mythra||Xenoblade Chronicles Series||Support (2)||Legend||Critical Hit ↑↑||World of Light (Final Battle); Spirit Board||Corrin (♀), Shulk||
||Gaur Plain (Battlefield)||Still, Move Forward!|
|1459||Mythra (Fighter)||Xenoblade Chronicles Series||Fighter||N/A||N/A||Classic Mode as Mythra||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- "Prepare yourself."
- "Think you can take me?!"
- "Guess again!"
- "Concentrate, Rex."
- "Sacred Arrow!"
- "Ray of Punishment!"
- "Chroma Dust!"
- "All yours!"
- "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!"
Names in other languages
|From「光」(hikari, light), can also be used as a feminine given name|
|"Light"; Direct translation of the Japanese name|
|Transliteration of the Japanese name|
|Transliteration of the English name|
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- Mythra was one of the characters from ARMS and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 who were considered for the initial release of the game. However, due to development being completed before the announcement of both games in January 2017, Sakurai chose not to include characters from either of those games.
- According to Masahiro Sakurai, Rex was planned to serve as a sidekick to Pyra and Mythra during battle (a similar case applies to the Ice Climbers and Banjo and Kazooie), and the player would control two characters at one time. However, due to technical difficulties with the idea's implementation, Sakurai excluded Rex, and decided that the player would take control of a solo fighter and Pyra and Mythra would swap during battle instead.
- As discussed in the Mr. Sakurai Presents "Pyra & Mythra" showcase, Mythra has seen changes from her original design in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, adding clothing to cover up her cleavage and legs to meet the CERO's "A" age rating. The original costume can be seen in said showcase, on the Good Smile Mythra statuette shown off prominently by Sakurai.
- Mythra's down taunt quote, "Think you can take me?", and her swap-in line, "You're done!" are references to the battle quotes of the Ardainian Soldier enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles 2; the former was patched out in an early version of said game.
- ^ Super Smash Bros. (February 17, 2021). Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – One Day, Pyra Just Disappeared - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
- ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeDBCgDSiB4