Artwork of male Robin for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|First appearance||Fire Emblem Awakening (2012)|
|Portrayed by||Male Robin:|
David Vincent (English) (2012-present)
Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese) (2012-present)
- “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 is 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.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
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 stage entrance consists of them appearing from a magic circle.
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.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, there are two trophies of Robin that can be unlocked by having Robin clear Classic Mode and All-Star Mode respectively. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U there are also two trophies, although the second one is instead unlocked by purchasing it from the Trophy Shop for 1000G after clearing Classic Mode with Robin. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, clearing All-Star Mode with Robin instead unlocks the Pair Up trophy.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Robin reappears 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. Robin's Final Smash remains unchanged, despite Chrom appearing in the game as a playable character. Additionally, Robin's victory theme is now a short arrangement of "Id (Purpose)", a song from Fire Emblem Awakening. Robin benefits from universal changes: their mobility is faster, their short hop timing is reduced, their aerial attacks' landing lag is decreased, they can directionally air dodge, and they can use any ground attack out of a run and any aerial attack on ladders. Robin receives direct improvements to their KO ability, with many of their attacks dealing more knockback. Many of their attacks also have less startup and ending lag.
Classic Mode route
|Thunder and Flames|
|1||Pichu, Charizard||Pokémon Stadium||Prelude (Ablaze)|
|2||Zero Suit Samus, Roy||Coliseum||Winning Road - Roy's Hope|
|3||Pikachu, Incineroar||Pokémon Stadium 2||Destiny (Ablaze)|
|4||R.O.B., Ken||Norfair||Conquest (Ablaze)|
|5||Dr. Mario, Bowser||Mushroom Kingdom II||Duty (Ablaze)|
|6||Robin (opposite gender)||Arena Ferox||Id (Purpose) (original)|
|Final||Master Hand, Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)||Final Destination||Master Hand|
Master Hand / Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)
Profiles and statistics
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophies
- 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.
- 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.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Smash Blog buo
- A fighter that wields the Levin Sword and four different Tomes! Like in the original game, these weapons can only be used a certain number of times, so keep a close eye on the battle situation. Both the male and female versions of Robin are available, so you can choose your favorite.
Newcomer illustration showing Robin and Lucina fighting various other characters
- "Bolganone!" (Final Smash quote)
- "Prepare yourself!"
- "Let's tip the scales!"
- "You're not ready!"
- "I'm always three steps ahead!"
- "The key to victory lies within."
- "Lucina, I hope I didn't hurt you."
- "It seems our fates are joined."
- "Time to tip the scales!"
- "Here I go!"
- "A good tactician has nothing to fear!"
- "Ha! Checkmate."
- "I've got your back."
- "How can you protect Chrom if you can't protect yourself?"
Names in other languages
|German||Daraen||(This is inconsistent with the German version of |
Fire Emblem Awakening; Robin retained their
English name in said game.)
- 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 cannot use the Sword and Cape equipment.
- In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the announcer's voice when Robin is selected is used twice in the Sound Test. This is likely a placeholder for announcing female Robin in languages with gendered nouns, as with like Pokémon Trainer, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Mii Fighters, and Inkling (Corrin and Byleth, however, only have one); however, none of the configurable languages in the game use gender-specific announcements for female Robin.