Roy, a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, originates from the Fire Emblem series, a tactical role-playing game franchise developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. Roy made his debut in “Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade,” released in Japan in 2002.
Appearance: Roy is typically depicted as a young swordsman with red hair and a blue outfit. He carries a distinctive sword known as the Sword of Seals. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Roy’s appearance is faithful to his design in the Fire Emblem series.
Abilities and Fighting Style: Roy is a swordsman with a fighting style that emphasizes close-quarters combat. He is known for his fast and powerful sword strikes. Unlike other Fire Emblem characters, Roy’s attacks deal more damage at the hilt of his sword, incentivizing players to engage opponents at close range.
- Neutral Special – Flare Blade: Charges up and releases a powerful sword strike with varying degrees of charge.
- Side Special – Double-Edge Dance: Executes a series of sword slashes, and the direction can be changed during the animation.
- Up Special – Blazer: Launches Roy into the air with a fiery slash, serving as his recovery move.
- Down Special – Counter: Assumes a defensive stance, countering any attack with a powerful strike if hit.
Final Smash – Critical Hit: Roy’s Final Smash, “Critical Hit,” involves unleashing a devastating sword strike on opponents caught in its range.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Roy is available from the start and does not require unlocking through specific in-game challenges.
Trophies and Spirits: Roy has associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles provide additional information about his role in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, his relationships with other characters, and various poses or scenes.
Crossover Gameplay: Roy’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate allows players to experience a unique blend of swordplay and Fire Emblem strategy. Players can engage in battles featuring Roy against characters from different Nintendo franchises and beyond. Roy’s representation in the game showcases the diverse characters and playstyles present in the Fire Emblem series.