Corrin (SSB4)

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This article is about Corrin's appearance in Super Smash Bros. 4. For the character in other contexts, see Corrin.
For smasher info, see Kamui.
in Super Smash Bros. 4
Corrin SSB4.png
Universe Fire Emblem
Other Smash Bros. appearance in Ultimate

Availability Downloadable
Final Smash Torrential Roar
Tier B (13)
Corrin Chooses to Smash!
—Introduction Tagline

Corrin (カムイ, Kamui) is a character and newcomer in Super Smash Bros. 4, and is the sixth downloadable character announced. Corrin was announced alongside Bayonetta during the Super Smash Bros. - Final Video Presentation on December 15th, 2015, and both released on February 3rd, 2016. Like the Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, and Robin, players can select either male and female variants of Corrin as in Fire Emblem Fates.

In the Japanese version, the male and female Corrins are voiced by Nobunaga Shimazaki and Satomi Satō, respectively. In the English version, the male and female Corrins are voiced by Cam Clarke and Marcella Lentz-Pope, respectively.

Corrin is currently ranked 13th in the tier list, putting him at the top of B tier, being the highest ranked high tier character, but also the lowest ranking DLC newcomer. Corrin's best strength is his overall range, with his sword attacks having rather long disjoint, while his forward smash is notably the farthest-reaching of its kind. He also boasts relatively quick frame data, with many moves that come out on or before frame 10, and when given his range, it is relatively easy for him to land attacks. Corrin's combo game is also very effective due to being one of a select few characters whose tilts and aerials all have true combo potential. His power is also respectable in its own right, with the tips on all of Corrin's smash attacks dealing very high knockback. He also has a fairly capable kill throw in the form of his up throw, which synergizes with his ability to rack up damage, giving him a fairly reliable method of closing out stocks. Finally, Corrin has a unique approach move in Dragon Lunge, which allows him to stay in place, attack, or mindgame.

However, Corrin is held back by a couple of notable flaws. One of his biggest problems is that, in vein to fellow Fire Emblem representative Marth, he often has trouble KO'ing at point blank range due to only the tips on his smash attacks having high knockback, and when given their low shield damage and high ending lag, he is easy to punish on shield. Another flaw is in his recovery; despite having one of the highest jumps and a fast, powerful recovery option in Dragon Ascent, Corrin's recovery is linear and predictable. Finally, his mobility is below-average due to his slow dash and air speeds.

Overall, Corrin's strengths outweigh his flaws, making him a fairly capable character in the current metagame. Though Corrin still has a small playerbase, he has a few high-level players such as Cosmos, Ryo, and Ryuga representing him. Cosmos in particular has shown immaculate results as of late, such as 3rd at CEO 2018, 4th at Super Smash Con 2018, and most notably, 1st at The Big House 8, increasing opinion of Corrin as of late.


As the only fighter in Smash Bros. who possesses the ability to transform body parts into tools for combat, Corrin has many unique features that make him stand out from other weapon-wielding fighters. Nonetheless, he retains many concepts of other swordsmen from the Fire Emblem series, such as good range with his disjointed weapon, quick startup to most of his moves, along with a standard single-direction recovery in Draconic Ascent and a counter in Counter Surge. His attributes reflect this, as his jump height is comparable with Marth's, his weight is slightly in the range between the latter and Ike, and his movement speed somewhat mirrors Ike; Corrin has an above average walking speed, below average dashing and air speeds, and above average falling speed.

Corrin's greatest strength is arguably his disjointed range. Most of Corrin's standard attacks are similar to those of Marth and other swordfighters, being wide swings with good range and quick startup. This, coupled with his tilts' speed and low knockback, allow him to combo his attacks reliably into each other, especially into his forward aerial, which auto-cancels from a short hop, and neutral and up aerials, which have wide swings. The aforementioned combos are capable of racking up considerable damage, making Corrin particularly effective at dealing burst damage. Corrin additionally combines many attributes of his brethren into his playstyle: this includes Marth's fast attacks and a tipper mechanic, evident in his smash attacks and Dragon Lunge, which gives his finishers immensely stronger knockback if positioned correctly. This makes several of his attacks very good poking tools at long distance, which further benefit from their strong tippers. While he has a recovery similar to Roy's Blazer, it grants several frames of intangibility on startup, has a wide range due to Corrin spreading his wings out, and covers more distance, making his recovery quite reliable, especially when coupled with his high jumps. Corrin can also further boost himself towards the stage using his back aerial, making him less likely to get KO'd offstage.

Like every Fire Emblem characters sans Robin, he also possesses a counter, albeit one which retaliates on both sides with high vertical power, with it being the only counter in the series to have both of these attributes. His two other special moves, Dragon Fang Shot and Dragon Lunge, give him unique mix-up options: like Robin, the former gives him access to a projectile, although it paralyzes opponents on hit and allows him to followup with either an aerial during the paralysis duration, or a fully-charged bite of incredible power at close range, giving him a unique combo and finishing tool. The latter allows him to leap and stab opponents at a distance, dealing more damage with a tipped blow, or hold down an opponent if the move connects on a surface, before finishing off with a powerful kick from either direction. Corrin can even fake-out by cancelling the jump, giving him an array of followup options, or hang beside edges by spearing the sides of the stage for a period of time, forcing approaches from opponents. Corrin also possesses the fastest dash to shield speed in the game (at 8 frames, tying with Sheik), which significantly aids in his ability to approach.

Additionally, to further compliment Corrin's damage racking game, all of his moves come out very fast, with all of his grounded, special, and aerial moveset (barring Draconic Ascent, which comes out on frame 18) coming out before frame 15, and a good number of his moves coming out even earlier than frame 10. This forces opponents to play against Corrin very carefully in the hands of a component player, as one slip-up could allow him to rush in and deal heavy amounts of damage, or even KO if the player manages to space correctly.

While Corrin benefits from having an all-rounded moveset, he still has some flaws. One of the biggest issues is how he, similar to Marth, struggles when his opponent is at a close proximity to him. Since most of his moves are punishable at close range, Corrin is forced to retreat or go for a grab to place his opponent at an optimal distance. His tipper finishing moves also require careful positioning to deal immense knockback; otherwise they deal much lower knockback, giving him a harder time KOing at point blank. His smash attacks additionally suffer from noticeable ending lag, which hinder their otherwise useful spacing ability, while his strongest and safest aerial, his back aerial, has noticeable startup. Dragon Fang Shot, while being a powerful combo when both stages are used together, has rather high ending lag, preventing true followups at a distance with uncharged shots.

While his grab is fast, his grab game is overall lacking, despite possessing a strong pummel, as it has poor reach and his throws all prevent followups due to unfavorable angles and high ending lag, with only his up and down throws being able to KO at reasonable percents. His recovery is also lackluster without his second jump, as Draconic Ascent gives only moderate diagonal distance, while Dragon Lunge is unable to help his recovery unless there is a wall to pin against. Finally, Corrin's tall frame and moderate gravity make him susceptible to aerial combos and juggling, similar to other fighters from his series, while his below average ground speed makes it difficult to approach faster characters without use of Dragon Fang Shot and Dragon Lunge.

All in all, Corrin has an array of options to keep opponents away at a distance, unlike many other swordsmen from the Fire Emblem series, and he has a dependable combo game that can be started from nearly any aerial or tilt, making him quite threatening at most ranges. However, due to the precision needed for his finishers, he plays optimally by keeping a good distance from his opponent once they are at KO percentage in order to finish them as early as possible. Corrin has solid representation in tournaments, with several notable players to speak of, namely Cosmos, Ryo, and Ryuga.

Update history[edit]

Corrin has been moderately nerfed as of 1.1.5, one patch after his debut. The damage output on three of his aerials and Dragon Fang Shot was lowered, and his infamous Counter Surge has had its active frame length and damage reflection lowered. Both his ground and aerial mobility were slightly toned down, but largely to an inconsequential degree. Nonetheless, despite the nerfs, Corrin still has many tools in his arsenal that he can utilize to rack up damage, space opponents, and net KOs efficiently.

Super Smash Bros. 4 1.1.5

  • Nerf Walk (1.2 → 1.15), run speed (1.5 → 1.45), and air speed (1. → 0.97) slightly reduced.
  • Change Roll animation length: 29 frames → 30
  • Nerf End of roll intangibility: Frame 16 → 14
  • Nerf Neutral air deals 1% less damage: 8% (early)/6.5% (late) → 7%/5.5%
  • Nerf Forward air deals 1% less damage: 8.5% → 7.5%
  • Nerf Up air deals 1% less damage: 10% → 9% but its knockback was compensated (94 → 99).
  • Nerf Dragon Fang Shot uncharged/fully charged damage: 11%/13% → 9%/11%
  • Nerf Dragon Fang Shot non-fully charged damage: 4%-10% → 4%-8%
  • Nerf Counter Surge has a lower damage multiplier (1.3x → 1.2x) thus reducing its knockback, and it has reduced active frames (7-29 → 7-24).
  • Bug fix Counter Surge damage now scales properly when time is slowed down.
  • Bug fix Fixed bug where enemies could not escape from Corrin's grab if it was performed near the edges of platforms.
  • Nerf Max Walk speed with heavy items decreased: 1.028 → 1.026


  Name Damage Description
Neutral attack   3%/2% (sweetspot/sourspot) Stabs the opponent with a spear appendage, slashes them upwards with his sword, and performs a turning two-handed back stab forward to finish the combo. If the neutral infinite is initiated, Corrin transforms his free arm into a draconic mouth that repeatedly bites the opponent until finishing with a final bite. The standard combo deals decent damage and knockback that can KO at high percentages.
5%/3.3% (sweetspot/sourspot)
0.9% (loop) 3% (last)
Forward tilt   10.5% Swings his sword downwards with an outward swipe akin to the Mii Swordfighter's forward tilt. It has good range and speed for a forward tilt, while its low base knockback makes it good for starting air combos at low to medium percentages, and its high knockback growth makes it capable of KO'ing starting at higher percentages. However, it has some ending lag, which makes it easy to punish if shielded.
Up tilt   9% (clean), 6% (late) A twirling-turn upwards slash with his sword. Its low knockback and cooldown gives it great combo potential even at higher percents, especially against heavyweights.
Down tilt   7.5% Slashes with the Omega Yato across the ground, knocking opponents upwards. Relatively low knockback which sends opponents directly upwards, making it a viable combo starter, leading into an up tilt, up smash or aerials at lower percentages. Also somewhat vacuums in the opponent. It is also Corrin's fastest attack, with its hitbox being active on frame 4.
Dash attack   2% (1-5 hits), 3% (final hit) Spins forward in a corkscrew-like manner while holding his sword forward. Deals multiple hits. It can also combo into a jab at very low percents, or forward, neutral or up aerial at mid-percents, though it has relatively slow startup (frame 11), which when combined with its long duration makes it easy to punish. Based on his attack after triggering offensive skills like Luna or Lethality in Fire Emblem Fates.
Forward smash   0.5% (sword, 1-12 hits) 16% (tip), 15% (mid), 12% (close), 11% (closest) Extends his free arm into a spear with Dragon Fang and thrusts it forward. Tremendous reach, being the longest reaching non-projectile forward smash in the game while it can also be angled, making it good for catching opponents trying to return to the stage when angled up or hitting crouching/small opponents when angled down. The sweetspot is at the tip and deals very high knockback, KOing at 108%, although the rest of the attack is considerably weaker. Has a hitbox while charging, where Corrin holds Omega Yato in front of him as the chainsaw blades start to move to repeatedly damage opponents in range, and though this does not lead into the sweetspot, it can catch opponents for a fully charged blow. However, the Yato's hitbox is rather easy to Smash DI out, as doing so upward can allow the opponent to avoid the main attack with a well-timed air dodge, while doing so towards Corrin will cause enemies to end up behind him if close enough. Based on the second hit of the Dragon Fang skill in Fire Emblem Fates.
Up smash   15% (tip), 13% (mid), 10% (side) Crouches and transforms his arms into Dragon Fangs, pointing them upward across himself in a bracing position to launch opponents. Has a sweetspot at the tip that KOs around 107%, but its range is poor and knockback is lacking on the sourspot. However, it has the lowest ending lag out of all his smash attacks.
Down smash   11% (sword), 14% (leg, sweetspot) 9% (leg, sourspot) Corrin transforms one of his legs into a Dragon Fang, then launches opponents on both sides with his sword and Dragon Fang leg by stabbing behind and in front in a one-legged forward lean stance. Animation is similar to the Mii Brawler's down smash. The tip of Corrin's leg has a sweetspot that KOs at 110%. Moderate ending lag.
Neutral aerial   7% (clean), 5.5% (late) Slashes with the Omega Yato from above to behind him and uses Dragon Fang to slash in front of him with his transformed arm. Has only 13 frames of landing lag, low base knockback, a long-lasting hitbox with good startup (frames 6-19), and long range all around Corrin, which makes it good for starting air combos when used while air-to-ground transitioning. It can also KO at higher percentages due to its high knockback growth, though it deals low damage, has relatively high ending lag and cannot autocancel from a short hop.
Forward aerial   7.5% Slashes forward with the Omega Yato in an inward single-handed reaping slash, similar to Marth's, Roy's, and Lucina's forward aerials (only with his legs positioned differently). Interestingly, it launches at a fairly high angle, similar to Marth's tipped forward aerial in Melee (as well as Corrin's own forward tilt), it autocancels from a short hop, has a wide arching reach, and low ending lag, making it very viable for aerial combos.
Back aerial   11% (clean), 9% (late) Corrin sprouts dragon wings and uses them to attack behind him by flapping them. Can be used for recovering as it propels Corrin forward like R.O.B.'s back aerial. It also has good range and knockback, KOing at 114% near the edge when clean, but has the slowest startup out of all of Corrin's aerials as its hitbox is active starting on frame 13.
Up aerial   9% Slashes with the Omega Yato above him in a backwards flip, closely resembling the up aerials of all the other Fire Emblem characters (sans Ike). Has wide range, quick startup and surprisingly good knockback, making it a go-to vertical KO move and an excellent finisher from Corrin's combos.
Down aerial   2% (loop), 3% (landing) Corrin's legs morph into spears with Dragon Fang as he zooms downward feet first. A stall-then-fall drill that meteor smashes weakly with set knockback, excluding the landing hit which deals moderate upwards knockback, both in the air and when landing. However, since Corrin fast-falls during the attack, it is almost impossible to cancel out of it and recover offstage. As a result, it works better when used for a sacrificial KO, or to quickly punish actions air-to-ground. If the move is used immediately after hitstun ends, Corrin will drop downwards significantly slower during the move, allowing it to hit up to 9 times if timed well. One of the most damaging aerial attacks in the game, dealing 19% should all hits connect.
Grab   Leans forward slightly and reaches out with his left hand.
Pummel   3% Hits the opponent with the Omega Yato's hilt. A moderately slow pummel.
Forward throw   5% (hit 1 close), 10% (hit 1 tip), 2% (throw) Transforms his arm and stabs his opponent with it, knocking them upwards away from him. Unusually, even though the scaling of this throw is very low, it possesses a tipper hitbox that can be used to hit unsuspecting fighters. If tippered, this throw is significantly more powerful, and is thus very deadly if at the edge.
Back throw   6.5% (hit 1 close), 12% (hit 1 tip), 2% (throw) Places the opponent behind him and stabs them upwards with his transformed arm, knocking them away from him. Similar to forward throw, though with slightly more damage and knockback, along with possessing a tipper hitbox just like forward throw, but due to the slight differences in damage and knockback, it's considered more powerful than the forward throw in both regards.
Up throw   6.5% (hit 1), 3% (throw) Lifts the opponent above him and assumes his dragon form, headbutting them skyward and reverting back to human form. Corrin's strongest throw, it works well in unison with his down throw for mindgames. His strongest throw, KOing at around 160%.
Down throw   6.5% (hit 1), 3% (throw) Throws the opponent to the ground and assumes his dragon form, body-slamming them and reverting back to human form. Similar to up throw with high base knockback, making it nonviable for combos, despite one of the in-game tips stating such. However, it works well in unison with his up throw for mindgames, and can be used near the ledge as a way for DI mixups. Second strongest throw, being slightly weaker than his up throw. KOs at 164%.
Floor attack (front)   7% Swipes Omega Yato outward from front to back as he gets up.
Floor attack (back)   7% Same as frontal floor attack.
Floor attack (trip)   5% Same as other floor attacks, with a slightly different animation.
Edge attack   7% Climbs up the ledge and swings his sword forward.
Neutral special Default Dragon Fang Shot 3%-11% (water), 10%-20% (arm) Corrin's left hand transforms into a dragon's mouth and fires a ball of water. The ball of water can temporarily paralyze opponents in addition to sending them back. After the projectile is fired, Corrin's dragon hand will bite before reverting to normal, hitting nearby opponents. The projectile can be charged to cause more damage and knockback and increased stun duration. The special button can also be pressed after firing to charge the bite; when fully charged, Corrin clamps down forcefully with the dragon mouth, causing very high damage and knockback. Because of the move's utility in the projectile, it is considered one of the secondary components of Corrin's neutral game.
Custom 1 N/A
Custom 2 N/A
Side special Default Dragon Lunge 15%/8%/7% (spear tip/mid/close) 12% (clean kick), 7% (late kick), 5% (turn around kick) When used on the ground, Corrin hops a short distance into the air. When used in the air, Corrin transforms his arm into a spear and strikes diagonally down. If it hits any terrain during the move, Corrin's arm will remain there, pinning any opponent caught in place. From there, it can be cancelled into either a kick to either side (which deals enough knockback to KO at 130%) or a jump. It can also be cancelled entirely, which can be useful for reading the opponent's floor recovery. The tip deals high knockback. This move is considered to be a vital part of Corrin's excellent neutral game, due to various reasons: it can be used to pin himself on the floor immediately after he hops, if used quickly enough, making it nigh-impossible to punish out of shield, even when powershielded. The spear also has long reach, making it a viable approach option in a neutral position. Meanwhile, the kick is hard to DI properly at both low and KO percents, while it can lead into combos at low percents, therefore being able to rack up large amounts of damage if the opponents' reactions are read well, and is also able to muscle through strong projectiles and cross-up the opponent, making it just as hard to punish as the spear. Lastly, turning around when not pinning an opponent makes Corrin unpunishable for using the move, and when an opponent is pinned, it leaves them on an unfavorable position where they cannot punish Corrin as well as letting him capitalize on the opponent's reaction. As a result, is is one of Corrin's most commonly used moves, as well as being considered one of the best side special moves in the game overall.
Custom 1 N/A
Custom 2 N/A
Up special Default Draconic Ascent 4% (hit 1), 1% (hits 2-5), 3% (hit 6) Corrin grows wings and leaps upwards. A multi-hit move that can be angled by approximately 45°, similarly to Roy's Blazer. It deals enough knockback to KO at 140%, and gives Corrin a fair amount of momentum when angled, but it covers a relatively short distance overall as a recovery move.
Custom 1 N/A
Custom 2 N/A
Down special Default Counter Surge 1.2× (early; minimum 8%), 1.3× (late; minimum 8%) Corrin uses a counter motion. When hit, Corrin turns into a dragon using Dragon Fang, and slams the ground. A surge of water then erupts from the ground on both sides of Corrin, launching opponents upwards. It is one of the strongest counterattack moves in the game, launching opponents at a very high angle, and has become infamous for KOing opponents at very low percents near the top blast line.
Custom 1 N/A
Custom 2 N/A
Final Smash Torrential Roar 7% (initial), 34% (whirlpool) Corrin performs a motion similar to Counter Surge. If the move hits any opponents, they are transported to a rocky mountain scene in a similar fashion to Captain Falcon's Blue Falcon. Corrin then transforms into a dragon and unleashes a whirlpool that traps all the fighters before launching them before going back to the standard stage.

On-screen appearance[edit]

  • In his dragon form, he gently falls down to the ground with a pool of water appearing underneath him, and reverts to his human form.


  • Up taunt: Puts his head down, then raises it back up in its dragon form saying "My path is clear!" (好きにはさせない!, You won't have your way!) Female Corrin says "Let's do this!" (行きますよ!, Here I come!) . Based on his animation before performing the Critical version of the Dragon Fang skill in Fire Emblem Fates.
  • Side taunt: Twirls the Omega Yato before getting back in his idle stance saying "I've made my choice." (僕は選んだ!, I've chosen!) Female Corrin says "Your fate is clear." (折れたりしません!, I won't give in!) Based on his animation when activating a skill in Fire Emblem Fates.
  • Down taunt: Twirls the Omega Yato over his head and places it on its tip while saying "Are you ready?" (準備はいい?) Female Corrin says "You ready for this?" (準備はいいですか?, Are you prepared?) Based on Female Corrin's victory animation in Fire Emblem Fates.
Up taunt Side taunt Down taunt
CorrinUpTauntSSB4.jpg CorrinSideTauntSSB4.jpg CorrinDownTauntSSB4.jpg

Idle poses[edit]

  • Twirls the Omega Yato around in front of him.
  • Holds the sword behind him and poses.
CorrinIdlePose1SSB4.jpg CorrinIdlePose2SSB4.jpg

Crowd cheer[edit]

English Japanese
Corrin Cheer NTSC SSB4.ogg
Kamui Cheer JP SSB4.ogg
Description Corr-in! Ka-mu-i
Pitch Group chant Group chant

Victory poses[edit]

A small orchestral cover from the title theme of the first Fire Emblem game, which has since become the main theme of the series.
  • Twirls the Omega Yato over his head and plants it on its tip, similar to his down taunt saying "That went well." (上手くいったね.) Female Corrin says, "That was great." (上手くいきました., That went well.)
  • Transforms into his dragon form.
  • Swings the Omega Yato and says "I win!" (勝負あったね., That's game.) Female Corrin says "Good!" (勝負ありました., That was game.). Based on his animation after a battle in Fire Emblem Fates. This pose also holds the distinction of the shortest time between the transition and when the announcer calls out his name.
Male MaleCorrinPose1WiiU.gif MaleCorrinPose2WiiU.gif MaleCorrinPose3WiiU.gif
Female FemaleCorrinPose1WiiU.gif FemaleCorrinPose2WiiU.gif FemaleCorrinPose3WiiU.gif

In competitive play[edit]

Notable players[edit]



Tier placement and history[edit]

Corrin was, along with Bayonetta, one of the only two characters to miss out on the first 4BR tier list, due to them being available two days after the tier list was released. Upon his release, he was deemed as a viable, if unusual, mold-breaking character, due to the extreme reach of his attacks granting him a strong neutral game. Corrin's release, however, was ultimately overlooked and overshadowed due to the simultaneous release of Bayonetta and her great status in competitive play, causing his standing among the cast to be debatable, moreso after the nerfs he had also gained in update 1.1.5, most notably to his Counter Surge. Despite this, a healthy amount of representation in tournament followed, namely from smashers like Cosmos, Earth and Ryuga, and his results were strong enough to rank at 18th on the second 4BR tier list.

In the current metagame, however, Corrin would be studied further, which would follow into several KO confirms and neutral game optimization that allowed Corrin's results to bloom much more. This burst of results were reflected on him rising on the third tier list, at 13th. However, after repeated appearances among the Top 8 of major tournaments from Cosmos (who also upset ZeRo at The Big House 7), opinions on Corrin have shifted to that of a top tier, rather than a high tier character. Regardless, he remains on the 13th spot on the fourth and current tier list, still at the high tier.

Alternate costumes[edit]

Corrin Palette (SSB4).png
CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png CorrinHeadFemaleSSB4-U.png CorrinHeadRedSSB4-U.png CorrinHeadOrangeSSB4-U.png CorrinHeadBlueSSB4-U.png CorrinHeadPinkSSB4-U.png CorrinHeadGreenSSB4-U.png CorrinHeadBlackSSB4-U.png

Reveal trailer[edit]


ntsc 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.
pal 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!
Nintendo 3DS: Fire Emblem Fates -- 2016
Corrin (Alt.)
ntsc 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.
pal 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.
Nintendo 3DS: Fire Emblem Fates -- 2016
Torrential Roar
Corrin blasts two columns of light on either side. If one hits an enemy, Corrin transforms into a fearsome dragon and unleashes a maelstrom that launches anyone unlucky enough to be caught. The light columns shoot straight up for a short moment, so using this move high up after knocking or throwing enemies overhead is very effective!



  • Corrin is the newest character to be introduced as playable in Super Smash Bros. 4, with Fire Emblem Fates post-dating SSB4's release by nine months in Japan and sixteen months in North America.
    • Corrin almost didn't make it into Smash 4, as Sakurai had thought there were already too many Fire Emblem characters in the game. However, the team convinced him that Corrin would be a unique addition to the roster, so Sakurai allowed him to be playable.[1]
  • Corrin and Roy are the only DLC characters from the same universe.
  • Corrin is the only DLC newcomer that does not come packed with a stage, although downloading him on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U adds the the original version and rearrangement of the song Lost In Thoughts All Alone from Fire Emblem Fates to the existing Fire Emblem stages Castle Siege and Coliseum. The remix is also added in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS as a Smash Run track. Additionally, trophies of Ryoma and Xander are added to the 3DS version.
  • Corrin is the only DLC newcomer to not be a third party character.
  • Corrin is the only Fire Emblem character:
    • With a multi-hitting dash attack and multi-hitting stall-then-fall down aerial.
    • Who doesn't visibly use warp magic for their on-screen appearance.
    • Who has a different name for his counterattack in both English and Japanese, as well as the only counterattack that is written in kanji, and that does not involve direct usage of his weapon.
    • Whose special moves and Final Smash are all written in kanji in the Japanese version, as opposed to a few of the mentioned moves or ones instead written in katakana.
  • Corrin's idle pose is based on his idle pose during battle in Fire Emblem Fates, albeit in Super Smash Bros. 4 his sword is angled more downward and his right foot is slightly lifted. Humorously, he also keeps this pose when paralyzed.
  • Corrin is the only character in SSB4 with matching Alt. trophies in both versions of the game.
  • Corrin is one of the five characters who wears the same costume for their Alt. trophies in both the Wii U and 3DS versions, with the others being Robin, Bowser Jr., Cloud, and Bayonetta.
  • Corrin is one of the five characters to use different sound clips when using battering items, with the others being Roy, Ryu, Cloud, and Bayonetta, who also all happen to be DLC characters.
  • Corrin's alternate blast line KO clip of "How...can this...?" is a reference to his quote when defeated by an enemy in Fire Emblem Fates. This is also the 2nd longest blast line KO clip in the game (behind Ganondorf's main KO clip), lasting roughly a full second after the KO. If Corrin respawns, he will do so before the clip has finished playing. This is more noticeable with Female Corrin.
    • Female Corrin also has a unique voiceline for teching, as she lets out a very noticeable "No!".
  • Both Corrin voices have clips for taking high knockback which go unused in normal gameplay, as both Corrins are always silent when being launched a far distance. These clips can only be heard in the Sound Test.
  • Corrin is the only playable character who does not possess a single move that can jab lock under normal circumstances.
  • Corrin, Roy, Ryu, Cloud, and Bayonetta's voice clips are in much lower quality than the rest of the cast in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.


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