- For fighter info, see Corrin (SSB4) and Corrin (SSBU).
- "Kamui" redirects here. For the smasher, see Smasher:Kamui.
Official artwork of Corrin from Fire Emblem Warriors.
|Debut||Fire Emblem Fates (2015)|
|Smash Bros. appearances||SSB4|
|Most recent non-Smash appearance||Fire Emblem Engage (2023, female only)|
|Console/platform of origin||Nintendo 3DS|
|Place of origin||Valla (birthplace)|
Nohr (surrogate home)
Hoshido (surrogate home)
|Designed by||Yusuke Kozaki|
|English voice actor||♂: Cam Clarke |
♀: Marcella Lentz-Pope
|Japanese voice actor||♂: Nobunaga Shimazaki |
♀: Satomi Satō
|Article on Fire Emblem Wiki||Corrin|
Corrin (カムイ, Kamui) is a character from the Fire Emblem series. As the playable avatar in Fire Emblem Fates, Corrin is created by the player and can be customized in a variety of ways, including name, appearance, and gender. Corrin is also the main protagonist of Fates, and seeks to stop the conflict between their surrogate homes of Nohr and Hoshido.
Corrin debuted in the Super Smash Bros. series as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4 via downloadable content, and returns as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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. Their gender, physical appearance, voice, stat builds, and secondary class are customizable by the player before starting a new game. Corrin and their royal families carry the blood of dragons, being able to transform themselves or parts of their body to that of a dragon using their Dragonstone. They can also use Dragon Veins to alter the surrounding terrain in various ways, a power granted from the ancestral First Dragons.
Fire Emblem Fates is set on the territories of Hoshido and Nohr. Their royalty share a similar line of descent from the First Dragons, but they worship different deities: the Dawn Dragon and the Dusk Dragon, respectively. Corrin was born in Hoshido but kidnapped to Nohr at a young age, being isolated in the Northern Fortress during their childhood. Once they become of age and best their older brother, Xander, in a practice match, King Garon deems them worthy, providing them with the sword Ganglari to be used on the Hoshidan prisoners Kaze and Rinkah, among others. Corrin succeeds in defeating the prisoners but, out of compassion, refuses to kill them. Enraged, Garon has Xander kill the prisoners instead, but Corrin briefly clashes with Xander until Leo steps in to dispatch them (secretly leaving them alive) and convince Garon to lessen Corrin's punishment.
Garon sends Corrin to inspect a Hoshidan fortress above the Bottomless Canyon to pardon their 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 later find and capture Corrin, who eventually recognizes them as the long-lost member of the Hoshidan royal family. Corrin meets their blood relatives and the songstress Azura, a former Nohrian Princess raised in Hoshido, in Hoshido's capital city. However, a hooded assassin attempts to kill Corrin, with Corrin's mother, Queen Mikoto, shielding them at the cost of her life. Out of distress, Corrin's dragon blood is awakened, transforming them into a Feral Dragon and causing them to rampage. Their rampage routs the hooded assassin as well as other mysterious soldiers in pursuit of Hoshido. Corrin is calmed down by Azura, who sings Lost in Thoughts All Alone to revert them to their human form. Afterwards, Corrin is given a dragonstone to control their dragon form at will, and claims the legendary Yato blade, which is said to belong to the one who will save the world. The Hoshidan and Nohrian royal families, now aware of Corrin's heritage, declare war on each other and eventually meet in battle for both conquest of their respective lands and custody of Corrin. Upon witnessing this great struggle, Corrin is forced to make a choice over who to side with.
This choice is dependant on what campaign the player takes, which all diverge at this point. In the Birthright campaign, Corrin sides with Hoshido and helps push the Nohr forces back, and is labeled a traitor in the process. In the Conquest campaign, Corrin sides with Nohr and helps push the Hoshido forces back, and is labeled a traitor in the process. In the Revelation campaign, Corrin refuses to take a side and instead forms an underground resistance movement in an effort to defeat both kingdoms and establish peace between them.
Corrin starts in the Nohr Prince/Nohr Princess class, a class-exclusive to them and their child, Kana. In this class, they can wield swords and Dragonstones. They can also 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 - they can reclass into their secondary class with a Heart Seal, their spouse's base class with a Partner Seal, or an A+ supporting character's base class with a Friendship Seal. As they are able to Support almost nearly every playable character in the game, this gives them a myriad of possibilities for reclassing. Finally, they can use any of the various special reclassing items to access otherwise inaccessible classes, such as the Dread Fighter, Ballistician, 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. Most recently, Fire Emblem Engage features female Corrin as one of the game's numerous Emblems, ethereal clones of protagonists from various other Fire Emblem games who dwell within special rings.
In Super Smash Bros. 4
As a playable character
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 them at the top of the B tier. Corrin's reach is their strongest positive, with their forward smash being notable as the longest reaching in the game. Their range is also complimented well with their overall decent frame data, and, much like Marth, they possess 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 their non-tipper hits have relatively little knockback. They also suffer from overall mediocre mobility in both the air and on the ground. Currently, Corrin has fairly solid tournament representation and results to their name.
- Corrin joins the battle from Fire Emblem Fates. Born in Hoshido but kidnapped by Nohr at a young age, Corrin was brought up by Nohrian royalty. Descended from the First Dragons, Corrin has the power to transform into a dragon. In Smash, Corrin can change parts of the body into lance-like hands and feet that have a long reach that deal more damage at the tips.
- Corrin from Fire Emblem Fates was born a Hoshido royal but kidnapped as a child and raised by the Nohr royal family. Descended from the First Dragons, Corrin has the power to transform into a dragon. In Smash this means lance-like hands and feet with a long reach whose tips deal the most damage. Use this reach to inflict high damage at a distance!
- : Fire Emblem Fates (2016)
- Corrin (Alt.)
- Corrin's side special, Dragon Lunge, is no normal attack—skewer a surface with a lance-like arm, and it will suspend you in the air. Pin an enemy while doing this, and you can keep them in place and then follow up with a flying kick forward or back or just jump up. You can only thrust the lance once before landing.
- Corrin's side special Dragon Lunge is no normal attack - skewer a surface with a lance-like arm and it will suspend you in the air. Pin an enemy while doing this and you can keep them in place, then follow up with a flying kick forward or back, or just jump up. You can only thrust the lance once before landing.
- : Fire Emblem Fates (2016)
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
As a playable character
Corrin returns alongside the series' entire playable cast in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this time as an unlockable character.
Names in other languages
- Corrin is the second character in the series to be added before the worldwide releases of their game (after Fire Emblem fighter Roy). However, Roy's game wasn't released anywhere at the time of his debut in Smash, while Corrin's had by then been released in Japan.
- Corrin and Byleth are the only Fire Emblem fighters whose continent is not represented with an Assist Trophy. Tiki represents both the Archanea and Ylisse series, Lyn represents the Elibe series, and the Black Knight represents the Tellius series.
- Corrin's male artwork in SSB4 is similar to his official art in Fates, albeit with his left hand in a different position and his sword being angled more downwards. The female artwork, however, is identical to her official art in Fates, but she now wears black stockings covering her inner thighs. Both artworks also feature the two wielding the Omega Yato instead of the standard Yato.
- Corrin is one of three Fire Emblem characters to utilize a weapon other than their sword, being their dragon form. The other characters are Robin with magic and Byleth with Aymr, Aredbhar, and Failnaught. All three are also avatars in their own games and have male and female variants.
- Corrin is the only Fire Emblem character to have both a counter and a projectile.
- With a debut on June 2015, Corrin was the most recently debuted playable character following their release as DLC for SSB4.
- Though Corrin appears as male by default in Smash, most media released after Fates more prominently features female Corrin, such as Fire Emblem Heroes (where female Corrin is used as the icon for Fates), Fire Emblem Warriors, and Fire Emblem Engage. This is also reflected in Ultimate, as female Corrin receives prominent focus despite being an alternate costume; for example, she appears in the opening movie and the panoramic Classic Mode banner.
- Corrin, Luigi, Yoshi, Snake, and Joker are the only fighters to have featured material from upcoming games in Smash, whether by means of their universe's content or moveset—in Corrin's case, their inclusion as DLC marked the debut of the English version of "Lost in Thoughts All Alone", two weeks before the American launch of Fire Emblem Fates.
- Corrin is the only Fire Emblem character whose onscreen appearance does not involve teleportation onto the stage using warp magic.
- As with the other fighters with male and female variants, the male and female variants of Corrin are established as separate entities in at least one instance. In Fire Emblem Warriors, one gendered variant of Corrin can encounter the other as an enemy in a bonus mission. Both can also be seen separately in Sora's trailer.
- Corrin, along with Ike, are the only Fire Emblem characters that aren't based on Marth's moveset to have counters.
|Fire Emblem universe|
|Fighters||Marth (SSBM · SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU) · Roy (SSBM · SSB4 · SSBU) · Ike (SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU) · Lucina (SSB4 · SSBU) · Robin (SSB4 · SSBU) · Corrin (SSB4 · SSBU) · Chrom (SSBU) · Byleth (SSBU)|
|Assist Trophies||Lyn · Black Knight · Tiki|
|Stages||Castle Siege · Arena Ferox · Coliseum · Garreg Mach Monastery|
|Trophies, Stickers and Spirits||Trophies (SSBM · SSBB · SSB4) · Stickers · Spirits|
|Music||Brawl · SSB4 · Ultimate|
|Masterpieces||Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light · Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem|