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Chrom being in Smash proves that game is going for maximum fanservice. I don't think he really adds much to the game, but people wanted him so here he is.
He's way cooler than Roy though so I guess I can't complain. His inclusion will immortalize him in the popular consciousness and not just Fire Emblem nerds.
But who will assist Robin's final smash now though!? There are only Lissa, Frederick, Sully, Virion, Stahl, Vaike, Miriel, Sumia, Kellam, Donnel, Lon'Qu, Ricken, Maribelle, Panne, Gaius, Cordelia, Gregor, Nowi, Libra, Tharja, Olivia, Cherce, Henry, Basilio, Flavia, Severa, Owain, Kjelle, Laurent, Cynthia, Brady, Yarne, Noire, Nah, Inigo, Gerome, Tiki, Anna and Emmeryn to choose from!
Calling it: Robin's new final smash is Grima.
Hasn't Smash already taught you that characters beating themselves up is totally a thing? Chrom would still totally show up for Robin's Final Smash to Chrom on Chrom for even thinking about Chromming Robin.
Unlikely. Videos so far have been careful to avoid showing Robin's Final Smash, which only makes sense if they were concealing that Chrom isn't in it.
Man I'm glad the promoting/demoting floor chapter doesn't apply to you...
It is irksome that three characters are from the same game though.
Which, from a story perspective, it really should since that would make it an actual trap (gameplay-wise, it'd be awful, so it's good that they didn't). As it is, it's Anankos screwing over his own troops for no reason.
Would I like characters from other games? Sure. Ephraim would be wonderful.
Do I fault them for picking characters mostly from the game that was so popular it single-handedly saved the franchise? Not in the slightest.
It's Smash. They could do whatever they want to the roster and we'd eat it up.
But whatever. Chrom's an Echo Fighter. Not like he's taking up an actual spot (PICHU).
Edited by erazor0707 on Aug 8th 2018 at 12:43:38 PM
Pretty happy about Chrom's inclusion, also Killing Edge as a weapon is pretty cool.
I'm still hoping we get someone to diversify the FE reps, though.
Hector, Ephraim, Celica, and Veronica are all good choices imo.
I haven't played her game but a lot of people seem to want Lyn
Wouldn't mind some more assist trophies for more minor characters.
Reinhardt Assist Trophy is a must. Judgral needs some sort of rep after all.
Reinhardt's a Part 2 character, right? If Jugdral gets a rep in Smash Bros., it'll have to be a Part 2 character. Part 1 characters probably wouldn't do so well, what with all the fire users, the moon dropping down like a meteor, and a big wyvern flying around.
Edited by dragonfire5000 on Aug 8th 2018 at 1:29:55 AM
Reinhardt's actually a Thracia 776 character.
Funny thing is, I've been kinda hoping for him as an Assist Trophy for a while now. Partly just for Heroes memes, but as a mage knight he'd offer interesting attack opportunities that wouldn't really be workable as a whole playable character.
Reinhart is a hilariously popular T776 character. He's basically the Camus of that game. I have no idea how he got so popular.
Chrom is an odd addition, Awakening is about what, five years old? And he was only the protagonist for about a third of it at best. But if he's an echo I can understand that.
Celica is the next logical addition, echo of Robin probably with Alm joining in for her final Smash; though that being said Fire Emblem's reps swelling again is probably going to be pretty weird. They already saw a huge jump from two in Brawl to, what, six in SSB 4?
Edited by Sigilbreaker26 on Aug 8th 2018 at 9:46:38 AM
Not that odd, really. Awakening is a really popular entry in the series, and Chrom's one of the most popular characters in that game. He was the most popular male character, according to the Awakening artbook, and still scores pretty high on Heroes polls.
Edited by dragonfire5000 on Aug 8th 2018 at 2:47:25 AM
It's old news though, and Awakening already has two reps.
If it was a popularity contest my money would definitely be on Lyn.
The memes of Chrom being left on the floor back in Sm4sh and him saying that he'll get his chance another day may also have something to do with the large amount of requests for his inclusion.
Reminder that echo fighters don't take too much development time and are more of "eh why not" bonuses to the game.
Edited by Konkfan7 on Aug 8th 2018 at 5:56:14 AM
To no one's surprise, it's probably safe to say Mercer's back as Chrom.
Though I do wonder if they'll get Alexis Tipton for Lucina this time, considering Laura Bailey gave birth a few weeks ago.
Edited by dragonfire5000 on Aug 8th 2018 at 2:58:11 AM
On the Smash thing, I'm gonna be surprised if we get any new FE fighters before Edelgard shows up to axe you a question. I know they're bringing back literally everyone from the old Smashes, but if they add a new moveset to the roster it's probably gonna be someone whose games are still in stores.
Generic unit from Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest that apparently quite a few fans would try to capture since he came with useful Rally skills.
a dude in conquest chapter 20. an enemy generic that has about every possible rally skills stacked on him.
As for reinhardt, he got his popularity from heroes by being ridiculously overpowered in "competitive", even in the hands of the AI, on top of being easily accessible as an unit. i'm barely exagerrating if I say he defined the meta for the first year of existence of the game.
He and the Brave variant of Lyn both still define it to an extent. Weapon refines have made units bulkier, but high-end Arena teams still need to be prepared to face some highly optimized jackassery from them here and there (+4 Atk and Spd from merges, Hone Cavalry for +6 Atk and Spd to both; Quickened Pulse Seal and Firesweep Bow+ on Lyn; and Atk +3 Seal on Rein).
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