Corrin (カムイ, Kamui) is the main protagonist and player avatar of Fire Emblem Fates.
Like Mark in Fire Emblem, Kris in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, Heroes of Light and Shadow, and Robin in Fire Emblem Awakening, Corrin is the customizable avatar character in Fire Emblem Fates. Unlike the others, however, he is also the main character of the story, having the most prominent role of an avatar character in a Fire Emblem game. Corrin's gender, physical appearance, voice, stat builds, and secondary class can be selected by the player before playing. Corrin is notably half-dragon, being able to transform parts of his body into that of a dragon, or temporarily transform into a dragon with the power of Dragonstones. Corrin and his royal families can use Dragon Vein, a power granted from the ancestral First Dragons, which can be used alter the user's surrounding terrain in a multitude of ways.
Fire Emblem Fates centers around two kingdoms: the militant kingdom of Nohr, which is where Corrin grew up after being abducted, and the peaceful kingdom of Hoshido, where Corrin was born. In the beginning of the story, Corrin becomes of age after he bests his older brother, Xander, in a practice match. King Garon of Nohr provides Corrin with the sword Ganglari to be used on the Hoshidan prisoners Kaze and Rinkah, among others. Corrin succeeds in defeating the prisoners, but refuses to kill them, due to his kind personality. Enraged, Garon has Xander kill the prisoners instead, but Corrin refuses to allow it and briefly clashes with Xander, only for the argument to end when Leo "dispatches" the prisoners, secretly weakening them enough not to be killed and convinces Garon to lessen Corrin's punishment.
Garon decides to send Corrin to inspect a Hoshidan fortress above the Bottomless Canyon to pardon his crime. However, one of Garon's men, Hans, provokes the Hoshidans into battle and knocks Gunter, one of Corrin's companions, into the abyss of the canyon. Hoshidan soldiers soon find and capture Corrin, who eventually recognize him as the long-lost member of the Hoshidan royal family. Corrin then meets his blood relatives and the songstress Azura, a former Nohrian Princess raised in Hoshido, at the capital city. However, a hooded assassin attempts to kill Corrin, with Corrin's mother, Queen Mikoto, shielding him at the cost of her life. Distraught at her death, Corrin transforms into his dragon form for the first time and goes on a rampage. During this time, invisible soldiers continue to attack Hoshido; they and the hooded assassin are driven back by Corrin and his allies. Corrin continues his rampage, but is calmed down by Azura, who sings Lost in Thoughts All Alone to revert him to his human form. In the aftermath, Corrin comes to possess the legendary Yato blade, which is said to belong to the one who will save the world. Corrin's families eventually meet together in battle, and Corrin is forced to side with either his adoptive family in Nohr, or his blood family in Hoshido, or choose neither side and fight them both. After the battle, the story continues with Corrin returning to his chosen family, or if he chose neither side, dropping into the Bottomless Canyon with Azura.
Corrin's starts in the Nohr Prince class, a class exclusive to him and his child, Kana. In this class, they can wield swords and Dragonstones. They can also draconically transform parts of their body to attack when attacking using Dragon Fang skill. With a Master Seal, Corrin can promote to a Nohr Noble and gain the ability to wield tomes, or to a Hoshido Noble and gain the ability to use staves. In addition to this, Corrin has a wealth of other options - he can reclass into his secondary class with a Heart Seal, his spouse's base class with a Partner Seal, or an A+ supporting character's base class with a Friendship Seal. As he is able to Support almost nearly every playable character in the game, this gives him a myriad of possibilities for reclassing. Finally, he can use any of the various special reclassing items to access otherwise inaccessible classes, such as the Dread Fighter, Ballistican, or even character-specific classes like Marth's Lodestar class.
Since Fates, both the default male and female versions of Corrin have appeared in other Fire Emblem games. Both versions of Corrin can be summoned as illusory allies in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia using the matching Smash amiibo, and both versions appear as units the player can recruit in the crossover game Fire Emblem Heroes. Female Corrin also appears prominently as a playable character in Fire Emblem Warriors, with the male version of Corrin available as well outside of story mode.
Main article: Corrin (SSB4)
Corrin is a downloadable newcomer in Super Smash Bros. 4 released on February 3rd, 2016, alongside Bayonetta. Instead of being bundled with a new stage, like with the other DLC newcomers, two new music tracks for Coliseum and Castle Siege will be unlocked alongside Corrin.
Corrin is placed currently at 13th place out of 55 total characters on the SSB4 tier list, ranking him at the top of the B tier. Corrin's reach is his strongest positive, with his forward smash being notable as the longest reaching in the game. His range is also complimented well with his overall decent frame data, and, much like Marth, he possesses a tipper that deals significantly more knockback. Yet, just like Marth, Corrin does have issues scoring KOs from up close, as the launch power in his non-tipper hits have relatively little knockback. He also suffers from overall mediocre mobility in both the air and on the ground. Currently, Corrin has fairly solid tournament representation and results to his name.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Corrin returns alongside the series' entire playable cast in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this time as an unlockable character.
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