The Internet Reacts To Yet Another Fire Emblem Character In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Internet Reacts To Yet Another Fire Emblem Character In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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There’s a lot to love about Professor Byleth, the protagonist of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Given the game’s success, it makes perfect sense that Byleth would be a fighter in Super Smash Brothers: Ultimate. After all the buildup to the announcement of the final fighter in the game’s DLC pack, though, it did feel anti-climactic to have yet another Fire Emblem character in Smash.

Today’s Smash announcement even lampshaded the fact that, like so many of the other Smash fighters already on the roster, Byleth also wields a sword. In the cinematic reveal, Three Houses character Sothis quipped, “Too many swordsmen, are there? And you, you wield the sword as well?” As a response to that argument, the cinematic then pivoted to show Byleth using other super-powered weapons from Three Houses, such as a spear and a bow. All of Byleth’s moves with these different weapons looked really cool. Even if this is yet another Fire Emblem character.

Kotaku’s own staff loves Fire Emblem, but we’re not above joking around about this one.

Plenty of other Smash fans had their own takes on the reveal, with several noting they had expected to see Devil May Cry’s Dante in the mix rather than Byleth.

Of course, there are Smash players who love Fire Emblem and are pumped about the reveal, even if other Smash fans aren’t. The whole thing has led to some pretty funny Three Houses-meets-Smash jokes, too.

Luckily, the most important Three Houses character of all has also been added. Thank goodness for that.


  • Bummer. I loved 3 Houses, but still… :/ Hope the next fighter pack will be better, since I’m going to insta-buy that one too.

  • Really Byleth from Fire Emblem Three Houses added as our final DLC fighter?
    Come on Sakurai-san you need to bring us a better fighter than that there is nothing to love a lot about Professor Byleth from Fire Emblem Three Houses.
    Because number 1 I’m not a huge fan of the Fire Emblem series including Fire Emblem Warriors and Fire Emblem Three Houses.
    Number 2 I am a little bit happy that we are getting 6 more DLC fighters from now until the end of December 2021 starting with DLC pack 6 all the way to DLC pack number 11.
    And finally number 3 I hope you bring us more fighters from other games and from other publishers including CAPCOM Activision and Ubisoft.
    I’m flying out to Osaka later in the year to celebrate the opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios in Osaka and you better well and truly bring us some much better fighters Sakurai-san or there will be consequences.

  • I think I’m still riding the high of Banjo Kazooie being in Smash because I honestly don’t care about this in any negative way. It is a completely understandable choice, and Sakurai has done enough to differentiate them from being another generic sword wielder.

  • I actually agree with you bodmaniac I think Banjo Kazooie is a more better fighter than Byleth from Fire Emblem Three Houses I mean it’s absolutely ridiculous on why Sakurai-san would introduce our last ever DLC fighter for the Fighters Pass but hopefully in the next Fighters Pass we’ll get Crash Bandicoot Spyro the Dragon Dante from CAPCOM’S Devil May Cry series or whatever fighter Sakurai-san brings up from now and until the end of December 2021.

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