Marth, a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, hails from the Fire Emblem series, a tactical role-playing game franchise developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. Marth made his first appearance in the original Fire Emblem game released in Japan in 1990. He is often considered the main protagonist of the Fire Emblem series and is a prominent character in multiple games within the franchise.
Appearance: Marth is known for his regal appearance, wearing royal blue armor with gold embellishments. He carries the legendary sword Falchion, a weapon with a unique design and a significant role in the Fire Emblem lore. Marth’s design exudes a sense of elegance and nobility.
Abilities and Fighting Style: Marth’s fighting style revolves around the use of a sword, emphasizing swift and precise strikes. He excels in both ground and aerial combat, with a focus on spacing and timing. Marth’s attacks deal more damage and knockback at the tip of his sword, encouraging players to master the spacing for optimal effectiveness.
- Neutral Special – Shield Breaker: Marth charges up a powerful strike that can break shields.
- Side Special – Dancing Blade: A multi-hit sword combo with variations based on directional inputs.
- Up Special – Dolphin Slash: Marth performs a quick upward slash, serving as a recovery move.
- Down Special – Counter: Marth counters incoming attacks with a swift sword strike.
Final Smash – Critical Hit: Marth’s Final Smash is “Critical Hit,” where he delivers a devastating sword blow to opponents caught in the attack.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Marth can be unlocked through various methods, including playing a certain number of matches or completing specific in-game challenges. The conditions for unlocking characters may vary.
Trophies and Spirits: Marth has associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles provide additional information about his background, his role in the Fire Emblem series, and various poses or scenes from the games.
Crossover Gameplay: Marth plays a central role in the crossover gameplay of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Players can pit Marth against characters from various Nintendo franchises and beyond, experiencing the unique interactions and battles that come with a diverse roster. Marth’s inclusion reflects the global popularity and significance of the Fire Emblem series in the world of gaming.