Robin

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Robin
Robin (male) SSBU artwork.png
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)

Female Robin:
Lauren Landa (English) (2014-present)
Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese) (2012-present)

In-universe information
Species Human
Super Smash Bros. appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Special moves
Standard:  Thunder
Side:  Arcfire
Up:  Elwind
Down:  Nosferatu
Final Smash:  Pair Up
“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.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

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

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U screenshot of male Robin using Arcfire

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.

Robin has average weight, being heavier than Ness, Lucas, Sonic, and Greninja, lighter than Wii Fit Trainer, Pit and Dark Pit, while weighing the same as Roy and Pac-Man.

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[edit]

Artwork of female Robin for 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[edit]
Thunder and Flames
Round Opponent(s) Stage Song
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[edit]

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

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Robin SSB3DS Trophy Robin.png SSBWU Trophy Robin.png Fighter 3DS SSBWU graphic.png Fire Emblem: Awakening (02/2013) 55: Heroes of the Emblem Flag of USA.png This is the male Robin, an avatar in Fire Emblem Awakening. The goal of that game doesn't change much because of your gender choice, but Robin's hairstyle 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.
Flag of Europe.png 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.) SSB3DS Trophy Robin (Alt).png SSBWU Trophy Robin (Alt).png Fighter 3DS SSBWU graphic.png Fire Emblem: Awakening (02/2013) - Flag of USA.png 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.
Flag of Europe.png 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.

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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Smash Blog buo[edit]

  • 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.

Gallery[edit]

Quotes[edit]

Both genders[edit]

  • "Arcfire!"
  • "Thunder!"
  • "Elwind!"
  • "Bolganone!" (Final Smash quote)
  • "Prepare yourself!"

Male[edit]

  • "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."

Female[edit]

  • "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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ルフレ
Rufure
Reflet
Chinese 魯弗萊 (Traditional)
鲁弗莱 (Simplified)
Lǔfúlái
Reflet
Dutch Robin
French (American) Robin
French (Europe) Daraen
German Daraen (This is inconsistent with the German version of
Fire Emblem Awakening; Robin retained their
English name in said game.)
Italian Daraen
Korean 러플레
Reofeule
Reflet
Portuguese Robin
Russian Робин
Robin
Spanish (Americas) Robin
Spanish (Europe) Daraen

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 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.