Coliseum

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Fire Emblem
Coliseum

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Coliseum across the series.
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Universe Fire Emblem
Appears in SSB4 (Wii U)
Ultimate
Home stage to SSB4:
Marth
Ike
Robin
Lucina
Roy (DLC)
Corrin (DLC)
Ultimate:
Marth
Lucina
Roy
Chrom
Ike
Robin
Corrin
Availability Starter
Crate type Normal
Maximum players 4 (Wii U)
8 (Ultimate)
Music
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
for Wii U The Devoted (100%)
Coliseum Series Medley (15%)
Fight 1 (Fire Emblem Gaiden) (25%)
Meeting Theme Series Medley(10%)
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Medley (40%)
Time of Action (20%)
Id (Purpose) (30%)
Duty (Ablaze) (10%)
Conquest (Ablaze)
Glory of Heracles (5%)
Attack (Soma Bringer) (10%)
Lost in Thoughts All Alone (DLC) (45%)
Lost in Thoughts All Alone (DLC) (10%)
Ultimate Fire Emblem series music
Main: The Devoted
Alternate: Advance
Tournament legality
Smash 4 Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Ultimate Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Article on Fire Emblem Wiki Arena

Coliseum (闘技場, Arena) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from the Fire Emblem series. The stage uses underground machinery to provide a variety of different platform layouts. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Lucina is fought for her unlocking battle and in Ultimate, Ike and Corrin are fought here for their unlocking battles.

Stage overview[edit]

Coliseum takes place in a desert coliseum. As the battle progresses, various platforms will quickly rise and change the layout of the stage, similarly to Arena Ferox. The starting layout is long, flat and simple. Additionally, the stage in general has walk-off blast lines and no bottom blast line. With hazards off, no platforms appear from the ground, and the level remains a flat plane for the duration of the match.

Ω forms and Battlefield form[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Ω form features a high rise platform on an arena that extends below the blast line. The design of walls surrounding the bottomless pit can be seen.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Ω form and Battlefield form are similar to SSB4's Ω form; however, the main platform does not extend below the blast line and is resized and reshaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively. The three soft platforms of the Battlefield form are made of stone and are unique to this form.

Origin[edit]

Marth fighting in an arena in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.

Arenas, also referred to as coliseums, are a recurring gameplay element that have appeared in most of the Fire Emblem games. They can optionally be visited by any unit for a small fee, allowing said unit to engage in a one-on-one battle with an unaffiliated unit, receiving double the entry fee in case of a victory. In addition, victory against these units still counts towards a character's EXP totals; however, any units that fall in the arena are lost forever, as if in a normal battle. As such, the player can potentially allow their units to flee the arena, at the cost of losing money from entering.

The design of the stage does not draw inspiration from any particular Fire Emblem game; however, the dragon statues bear resemblance to the Fire Dragons and Earth Dragons from the Nintendo DS remakes of the Archanea games. Sakurai has also made a reference to the original game in a Miiverse comment.

Tournament Legality[edit]

Coliseum is banned from tournaments due to the platforms rising and lowering forcing players to constantly have to adapt, and the fact that the stage has walk-off blast lines, allowing for camping and early KOs.

Gallery[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In Ultimate, this is the third most common stage in Classic Mode rounds and is tied with Arena Ferox as the second most common stage to appear in Classic Mode routes, being used for one round for all 12 routes each. The first two being Boxing Ring with the most common Classic Mode rounds and Norfair appearing in the most Classic Mode routes.
  • Mega Man and Richter are the only characters who travel to this stage in its Ω form.