Chrom (クロム, Chrom) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was announced as a newcomer alongside Simon, Richter, Dark Samus, and King K. Rool in the Nintendo Direct on August 8th, 2018. He serves as an Echo Fighter of Roy, though his up special move is adapted from Ike. Chrom is classified as fighter #25ε.
Matthew Mercer and Tomokazu Sugita, who voice Chrom in the English and Japanese versions of Fire Emblem Awakening respectively, reprise their roles in the international and Japanese versions of Ultimate. Both voice actors initially revealed their roles on their Twitter accounts  .
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
With the exception of the third method, Chrom must then be defeated on Arena Ferox.
Differences from Roy
Chrom's primary differences from Roy are his up special, Soaring Slash, and his lack of a sweetspot and sourspot on his sword. Chrom's retention of Roy's high air speed allows him decent survivability with his second jump; conversely, his extremely ineffective recovery gives him a low offstage presence and makes him very easy to gimp.
On the other hand, due to Chrom using the weighted average of Roy's damage numbers, most which are extremely polarized in power, Chrom's overall damage and KO potential are both above average. Additionally, his balanced blade gives him greater effective range, allowing him to space out the opponent much like his ancestor Marth and daughter Lucina, while still remaining effective up close, especially when taking into account his effective dash dance and approach speed.
As a result, Chrom is often considered a very accessible and effective character, even when compared to the character he is based off of.
Classic Mode: Fight as One
Chrom fights mainly in team battles, in homage to Awakening's Pair Up system - with the exception of the first round, which instead recreates his duel with Lucina.
Role in World of Light
Although Chrom does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, he was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (sans Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light.
Character introduction video
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