Marth Returns For New Super Smash Bros.

By Ishaan . November 6, 2013 . 11:32pm

It looks as though Marth will be returning in Super Smash Bros. title. Nintendo posted the screenshot below to the game’s official website today.

[Update: More screenshots available now.]


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  • Nanaki

    Excellent! I just picked up Awakening as well.

  • JustThisOne

    Naturally. :> Marth is the go-to Fire Emblem rep, after all!

  • Arrei

    Aw, I guess that shoots down the idea of Lucina taking over for him and inheriting his moveset, then.

  • James Enk

    i was hoping for Chrom :(

    • Silver Citizen

      Chrom still has a chance.

    • Arrei

      Chances are Chrom will replace Ike, as the heavier-set Lord in Awakening.

    • James Enk

      Now that i looks at more photos he looks way better than before

  • Izzy Miyake

    Alternate skin?

    • Astromime

      I would actually be very pleased with a Lucina skin.

  • MasterScrub

    I would be upset at the lack of an announcement for a new character and instead just getting an older one, but Marth is my boy. (Seeing as how aside from Project M I’m probably never gonna get to play as Roy again.)

    Definitely liking the new duds.

    • ZEROthefirst

      Don’t give up hope on Roy yet, he was supposed to be in Brawl so he might show up (not betting anything on it, but stranger things have happened).

  • Prinny Dood

    Marth: “sigh” here we go again

  • LustEnvy

    Should’ve been Lucina and/or Chrom for the sake of highlighting characters that are actually current.

    • Altumn

      Im sure that’ll be the new “Roy” or “Ike”

    • Weeb

      Why would they remove the face of the franchise? The series started with him, It would be silly to replace him just because a newer game came out.

    • hazelnut1112

      He is pretty much a mainstay in the game, if you come out in two games then that means you’re in Smash Bros. permanently, consider Sonic being part of the main roster now.

    • Bobby Jennings

      I agree. No new characters I’m interested in so far. Shame. :(

      Maybe it was good I sold my Wii-U because this is shaping up to be one of the worst Smash Bros games off of characters alone. Looks like I’ll be playing the same game again.

    • Herok♞

      They always have Marth and then someone else in this case it will probably Chrom, the game isn’t out so I don’t see why you are assuming a current FE character won’t be in there

    • Jrocy247

      Yes, get rid of an old staple character and replace him with a new one for the sake of fan loving.
      That would make NO REAL SENSE to replace Marth with Chrom or Lucina, especially if he’s been in TWO of the Smash games already.

  • Wada

    inb4 it’s actually Lucina with her hair up

    • domonkun

      LOL watch out, before all the spoiler gremlins flame war you :P

      It’d be funny if she were an alternate costume though.

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    Expected but I wonder if they will replace Ike I kinda want the green haired girl but Chrom is more likely.

    • Zeik56

      I can’t see any reason Ike would return. I honestly think it would be more likely to not have a second FE character over bringing him back, unless they’re lazy and really want something to pad the roster.

    • Arrei

      Yeah, I wouldn’t count on Lyn being in. If she were, she’d be the quick and agile type like Marth, and Marth ain’t having nobody muscling in on his territory!

  • Dianatos

    Darn. I was sure it was gonna be “Marth.”

  • Go2hell66

    Lucina as alt outfit plz?

  • wasad

    On the SSB4 site, it says “Want to know more about Marth? Visit the official website for Fire Emblem: Awakening!”

    Is this implying something?

    • Link

      They do this for most of the reveals. Olimar linked to Pikmin 3 and Sonic linked to Lost Worlds website.

  • Hyli

    Be still my heart! /fans self
    still hoping for Chrom too, I need more attractive blue haired princes in my life!

  • DragKudo

    Anyone else start humming/singing the Fire Emblem theme when they saw this?

  • Atmey

    The one I want the most in SSB would be The Black Knight, with a stagger immune (like a counter) attack.

  • I’m bothered by this because here Nintendo had to realize a Fire Emblem character the Western would actually know and they seemed to of just gone with Marth again because people play as him all the freaking time. I know the game isn’t out yet but I was hoping for Chrom or Lucina over him because it seemed like Nintendo was updating or adding newer faces. And I don’t mean things like Link, Mario etc, they pretty much have the be in but they all seem based on more recent games.

    Idk, I hope theres more to it then this.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Ike is more western for FE

      • I meant more recent as in Awakening.

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          then FE Awakening Avatar

    • Link

      We dont even have the full roster yet and your already complaining? Melee and Brawl both had 2 FE reps and whats to say thats going to be an different now? Sakurai clearly stated that he wanted Veterans to remain in the game and Marth is a veteran. To say “I hope theres more to it than this” your acting as if the game is done and over with. Is it that hard to be patient?

    • Herok♞

      Out of literally every FE Character the Western Audience would know Old Marth the best, he has appeared in Smash Bros twice before this and at this point even more casual Nintendo fans would know him, and if you know FE because of Awakening their was the whole I am Marth thing giving him more recognition. I don’t think you could find a FE fan who doesn’t know about Marth western or otherwise, that would be like a Sonic fan saying they don’t know sonic because they only played that one Knuckles game

    • Jrocy247

      Ok, think for a minute….just because a new game was successful, they should just replace the main staple Character from the Fire Emblem series, who was the first to begin?
      How much sense does this actually make? That’s like replacing Olimar with one of the characters from Pikmin 3, or Pikachu to dedanne, or how about Ganondorf to Ghirahim.

  • Yan Zhao

    Pretty sure Crom or Lucina will be the 2nd Fire Emblem rep of the game, just like Roy and Ike was previously. Marth IS the first Fire Emblem Protagonist after all, he has to stay in every game.

  • Detrimont

    Lucina’s “marth” as alternate appearance

  • hazelnut1112

    Who didn’t see this one coming?
    Veterans that are in more than two games are permanent. So this means since Sonic is back, he is pretty much a permanent character. Glad to see he was announced either way. Can’t wait to see who will represent the next Fire Emblem character along Marth.

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    I’m going to be biased here because Marth is my main character but people need to stop being so bitter about this announcement, Chrom will more than likely be the new hero replacing Ike and be alongside Marth. Why demand new characters and kick the old ones out? You probably wouldn’t be playing Fire Emblem today if it weren’t for the inclusion of Marth and Roy in Melee.

    • ZEROthefirst

      I wouldn’t be so surprised if Ike actually stays in instead of Chrom. There was a poll not to long ago in Japan on the popularity of the male Fire Emblem leads for SSB4 and Ike was ahead of Chrom. Of course since Awakening was the game that saved Fire Emblem from going under I’m kind of guessing 50/50 on who takes the spot. I’m honestly more hoping for Ike with his Radiant Dawn look than Chrom.

      Just to be a smart ass I played Fire Emblem before Melee. I actually never got around to being able to play Melee or Gamecube games until a year and a half before the Wii came out. Anyways whoever gets in gets in, I’m just hoping it’s Ike instead.

      • Linhua

        … i’m fine either way… I liked them both.

      • KHSoraKeyBlade

        I liked Ike in Brawl despite being a slow character he was pretty damn powerful. I guess maybe we’ve seen it before where a fan favourite like Roy was replaced by Ike so it wouldn’t be surprising to see another fan favourite Ike be replaced by the latest hero of the new game. To me I don’t mind, maybe they could upgrade Lyn from an assist trophy and have her represent the series too, cause you know Smash needs more female characters.

        I guess some people will always argue about any announcement if it isn’t one they wanted to hear (Wii Fit Trainer, Toon Link and Olimar all spring to mind) and those complaining about Marth just don’t see what his significance is to the Fire Emblem series and Nintendo as a whole.

        • Rasputing

          To be fair, hackers have found a character slot with Roy’s name on it, and a victory tune for him, which seems to imply he was to be in Brawl at some point. So, ‘replaced’ might not be the right word.

          • ZEROthefirst

            Sakurai’s stated before already that Roy and some of the other Melee characters were supposed to be in Brawl, but were cut due to time restrictions (they delayed Brawl so often they might as well have delayed it more to get the rest in lol). Roy’s tune is actually in the game, just look at the music in the game, and you’ll find it.

    • fireemblembeast

      T_T nooooo! I love Ike!!!! He’s my main and the reason I got into FE!! I can’t live without Ike! ;_;

  • Max

    Seeing as how Wii Fit Trainer got a skin swap more complex than a simple palette swap, It’s very likely we will get a handful of FE characters as alternative skins.

    • Probably just Lucina and Maybe Chrom. If they get color changes, at least one off them should be Owain-themed.

  • Suicunesol

    Marth is a pretty feminine guy, guys. Lucina skin easy.

    Anyway, glad Marth is back. Why take him out, huh? Just because you’ve seen and played him before? He’s a fan favorite and the first Lord of the series. Taking him out is like taking out Pikachu and replacing him with Dedenne.

    I do wonder about Chrom, though. The thing is, Chrom being a descendant of Marth and wielder of the same sword as Marth… and has blue hair like Marth… would that not be somewhat redundant? Chrom is a bit more bulky, sure, but if it were up to me, I’d choose a Fire Emblem character that differs a bit more.

    • s07195

      That was a great comparison. XD
      I think they might just do the same thing they did with Wii Fit Trainer (if male Wii Fit Trainer isn’t a seperate character), and make it a seperate skin with a different voice, but same moveset, so it won’t eat up roster space.

      Or maybe My Unit will be announced later on.

    • TheGioG

      Fire Emblem Awakening’s Tactician. That is all…
      Uses swords… and MAGIC! (That’s new right?) Sakurai said he also wanted some form of customization in this game, so why not make a customizeable Tactician like how some games have a character creator mode?

      • He/she could just wear his/her hood up.

        • TheGioG

          Or the default white-haired Tacticians could be used if they make it to the game (going the default Villager route). I’d personally prefer the hooded version in that case just to add to that air of mystery they’ve always had, though I think customizeable Tacticians would be so much more neat.

          • 栗場 江理久

            Omgosh I’m so happy to know i’m not the only one who feels like this ;A; I know it’d be asking for WAAAY too much, but wouldn’t it be awesome if we COULD import our avatars to the game somehow? xD Hair, voice, body, everything. But it’s nothing more then a mere dream ;u;

    • Sakurazaki

      Like Tharja.


  • Icefang

    We need either Ephriam or Hector for the other Fire Emblem representative.

  • Brimfyre

    Poor Mario is getting NTR’d hard in this game. What is going on with Peach?

    • Warren

      well they are not dating so its cool, besides he still has pauline.

      • Brimfyre

        Pauline put Mario in the Friendzone at least 10 years ago

  • Tom_Phoenix

    This is quite appropriate. As we all know, Marth debuted in Smash Bros. =P

  • Linhua

    … am I the only one here who wants at least ONE FEMALE Fire Emblem Character…?

    … i’ve been wanting Lyndis since she showed up as a Trophy.

    • Dark Lord Ash

      Either Lyndis or Mia. Especially Mia

      • Lucina seems the most likely but she’s already a female Marth. It seems only Lords make it and Micaiah and Celica really don’t seem like they’d even be chosen. At least Lyndis got a trophy.

      • Linhua


        … I hadn’t played Path of Radiance… but she was like my top unit rushing into battle in Radiant Dawn. Her, Nephenee and Lucia were my Triangle of Doom. Mia was so boss though, that I made her leader of that triple unit and entrusted her with The Black Knight’s Blessed Sword: The Alondite.

        ._. And she owned… Astra after Astra.

        … but my all time favorite character who wasn’t human at all was Lethe. I have always had a soft spot for her… and secretly wanted her to cameo in something else.

        … she hung out with Vika and Nailah when we went to battle.

        … and Tibarn and Naesala would cover an entire enemy unit cluster on their own… but the moment Elincia found herself in trouble, Tibarn would ditch Naesala in a heartbeat just to have her back.

        … MAN there were so many cool characters… now i’m sitting here wishing they had a Fire Emblem Fighting game with the whole damned cast from every Fire Emblem.

    • Suicunesol

      No, I’m sure we all want one of the female Fire Emblem characters to show up. Just not sure which because there’s not many female Lords to choose from in any recent games. There’s Micaiah, but I don’t feel that she made enough of an impact to earn a spot in SSB, and especially since the Tellius saga ended years ago.

      Lyn is probably the most likely since she’s the mascot character of FE7, which was the West’s first Fire Emblem game. As such, she has a decently-sized fanbase.

      • Linhua

        … i’ve been thinking:

        Lyndis – Because of reasons you’ve stated.
        Eirika – Because there are no fencers.
        Mia – Because Boss.
        Lucina – Because main character from newest series.

        … seriously, i’ll be pissed if they choose Chrom over Lucina.

        … I understand that Lucina may very well play like Marth because they would both be speedy… but look at the way she holds her blade in Fire Emblem… I really like that stance and I can just see her demonstrating a few unique moves this way.

        … don’t get me wrong though… I love Chrom… but enough of the Fire Emblem Snausage Fest. Keep the iconic Ike, and just add another heavy hitter… just change the way he plays!

        … Sakurai already stated that he won’t be doing any story-based stuff like the Sub-Space Emissary thing, so that’s gonna save lots of space. So, If you’re gonna focus on the multiplayer content like this… then you may as well make this the biggest entry to date since it’s gonna debut on your newest system.

        … i’d say this game is an opportunity to market your other franchises that some others may not have played yet.

        … this is how you got your western Fire Emblem fans, is it not…?

        … I know this is even more Fire Emblem we’re talking about here, but my point remains relevant.

        • Suicunesol

          Actually, I was recently thinking of a different female character that nobody has been mentioning. She arguably is more of a Fire Emblem mascot than even Marth. She has appeared in every game except Gaiden, and in Awakening she made her debut as a playable character. She is the player’s guide and can travel between the universes of the different Fire Emblem games. She was all over the place in Awakening.

          That is Anna, the shopkeeper, merchant, and trickster. She doesn’t have much presence in the grand scheme of the series, but she has always stood in the background and offered the player advice (with a finger on her cheek!) She wasn’t a viable choice before because she wasn’t really a fighter, but with her much larger presence in Awakening and her debut as a battle unit, she should be considered an option. Maybe as a thief type unit? Or perhaps as a mage thief with a Levin Sword.

          • Linhua

            … sir, I like your way of thinking.

            … the many shames of me forgetting all about Anna. Loved her to pieces.

            … half way into your first paragraph, I knew exACTly who you were referring to.

            … both the Thief class (or Trickster since that’s what she came with… and also being a new type of class I believe?) and the mage thief with a Levin Sword sound like pleasant templates to set her up for some serious originality.

            … I would gladly welcome her to the Smash… a point for you, my good sir.

            … and well… since we’re still here tossing around Fire Emblem character theories… i’d like to share with you what I talked about with some others some time ago (not sure where) and i’d like your opinion on it.

            … I was one of the few people who brought up the My Unit character as one of the new additions to the next Smash Bros. and here were my little ideas on the matter.

            … since the My Unit character was a character that the player customizes themselves by gender, appearance and class… I was thinking perhaps they would allow some form of this customization to be applied so that you could see your character return from Awakening and into Brawl. Because for some of us, like myself… the My Unit character actually turned out to be their favorite characters and it’d be kinda cool to have your my Unit do battle with other people’s My Units.

            … but then I kinda thought about the negative effects this might have on the roster… like there being too much Fire Emblem attention and not enough attention to the other franchises.

            … of course this could easily be solved by including the same amount of content to the other franchises so that you see all KINDS of cool stuff going on in every party.

            … now then… your thoughts…?

          • Suicunesol

            Well, it’s an idea that appeals to my fan heart. I certainly don’t dislike it, and if I could play as my character in Smash Bros. that would certainly be a treat.

            It probably could never happen, though, because of the amount of extra work that it would take to make all those hair styles and face styles for a character that really only means much to those who actually played Awakening. Anyone who hasn’t played Awakening will wonder (and may even get angry ) about why this new character has got so much special treatment. It’s a feature that really appeals to us Fire Emblem fans only, and it isn’t really fair to other franchises (and fans) at all. Not to mention that maybe your “Unit” didn’t stay a Tactician and maybe promoted to some other preferred class, which would mean the developers would have to make a dozen more body models if they wanted to give you freedom enough to customize all the way to their outfit.

            And giving the same amount of content to the other franchises… well, that’s even harder. :P The most they are probably willing to do is create alternate skins for characters. For instance, Dark Link or Fierce Diety Link.

            If they include a “My Unit” character, they’re probably going to call him/her “Tactician” and give him/her alternate male/female skins. That’s my 2 cents.

          • Linhua

            … yep… that about sums it up… lol.

            … the most they would do if they went with the My Unit Route would simply make them a Tactician and give them the Wii Fit Trainer treatment with the male and female ski-is that a skin…? .-. I didn’t read too much into it but I think it is a skin.

            … I dunno about you… but i’d definitely wait an additional year or two if it meant getting all that extra content.

            … anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts, buddy.

  • Eric Harris

    Boy, what’s the character list now?

    • Kevin Kirschenpfad

      Right now it is up to 18.

      1. Marth
      2. Mario
      3. Luigi
      4. Peach
      5. Villager from Animal Crossing
      6. Sonic
      7. Megaman
      8. Wii Fit Trainer (Male and Female version)
      9. Pikachu
      10. Bowser
      11. Fox
      12. Kirby
      13. Pit
      14. Link
      15. Toon Link
      16. Captain Olimar
      17. Donkey Kong
      18. Samus

  • Prinnydoom

    Yes. Making some progress and as we all know there are at least two fire emblem characters per game. Just saying. Chrom.

  • Learii

    where Roy????????? I want him

  • Kevin Kirschenpfad

    My prediction, Yoshi will be the next one revealed.


  • Ben Sylvia

    Still was hoping they axe him (haha) for someone else, but that hope is lessened since characters might be getting alt costumes with different voices and stuff.

    And I have to admit I like his new armor. Although it does seem he no longer has the little emblem thing on his shoulder.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Marth’s back! Nice! ^^

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