Official artwork of Lyn from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
|Debut||Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (2003)|
|Smash Bros. appearances||Brawl|
|Most recent non-Smash appearance||Fire Emblem Engage (2023)|
|Console/platform of origin||Game Boy Advance|
|Place of origin||Elibe|
|Designed by||Sachiko Wada|
|English voice actor||Lani Minella|
|Japanese voice actor||Makiko Ōmoto|
|Article on Fire Emblem Wiki||Lyn|
Lyndis is the second female main character in the series and the first one since Fire Emblem Gaiden; she is the only one of three main lords of the game who does not appear in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. Born in the Sacaen Plains, her parents (Lord Hassar, chieftain of the Lorca tribe, and Madelyn, daughter of Lord Hausen of Caelin) were killed by bandits before the beginning of the game.
At the start of the game, Lyn meets the player (who acts as a tactician in the game); after assisting her in defeating bandits near her house, Lyn decides to follow him or her in the interest of training her sword skills. Along the way, she meets with many different characters, some of whom join her on her way; additionally, she later learns of her true fate of being the sole heir of the Caelin throne, and vows to defeat Lord Hausen's brother of Lundgren, who plans on taking the throne for himself. Lyn's eleven chapters primarily serve as a tutorial to new players, and her mode also had the unique feature in that it was the first time in the Fire Emblem series where characters can lose all their HP, but still be playable later in the game.
Lyn later returns for both Eliwood's and Hector's stories; initially driven out of Castle Caelin by the Laus Army, she is assisted by Eliwood and Hector to reclaim the castle, and she later continues to travel with them, with plans to destroy the Black Fang and their leader Nergal's plans to bring dragons back to life.
In both Smash Bros. games, her attack as an Assist Trophy is a mix of her critical attack and her normal attack as a Lord before she is promoted in Fire Emblem. Unlike the playable Fire Emblem characters who fight with their legendary weapons (with the exception of Robin), Lyn wields the Mani Katti, not her more powerful semi-legendary weapon, the Sol Katti. However, the Mani Katti is the partner blade of Sol Katti, both of which are unique to Lyn. Finally, an emblem clone of herself appears in Fire Emblem Engage.
As an Assist Trophy
In Brawl, Lyn appears as an Assist Trophy. Upon being summoned, she charges her sword and causes the screen to fade to dark slightly, before teleporting near an enemy to deliver a slash. She usually hits the opponent closest to her. The slash is very powerful (KOing even heavyweights at as low as 35%) and pinpoint accurate (even against a moving or airborne foes). It can also hit an enemy that is edge grabbing. However, her attack can be avoided with a well-timed air dodge or roll, and Lyn will pseudo-self destruct without attacking if she happens to be summoned over terrain that will disappear before she lands. The animation of her slash and the screen darkening is similar to Meta Knight's Galaxia Darkness.
If Lyn lands in the spot she was summoned, but lands again in a different spot (like from a breakable block of Mushroomy Kingdom), she will automatically strike her closest target.
- A 15-year-old nomadic girl. Lyn is a strong-willed youth whose skill with the blade draws many admirers. Lyn sets out on her quest to become a master swordsman after coming to the aid of a fallen traveler. She soon learns she's a living member of the nobility of Lycia, a neighboring country. Soon she's involved in a violent dispute over the ascension of the Caelin throne.
- An 18-year-old nomadic girl. Lyn is a strong-willed youth whose skill with the blade draws many admirers. Lyn sets out on her quest to become a master swordsman after coming to the aid of a fallen traveler. She soon learns she's a living member of the nobility of Lycia, a neighboring country. Soon she's involved in a violent dispute over the ascension of the Caelin throne.
- : Fire Emblem
As an Assist Trophy
Lyn reprises her role as an Assist Trophy, functioning similarly to her appearance in Brawl; however, she can be defeated by taking enough hits and her attack is heavily nerfed, but has a larger hitbox. While she still performs the same slash, it now appears as a crescent-shaped slice instead of a straight line across the screen.
- Her real name is Lyndis, and she's the last survivor of one of the Sacaen tribes. She's strong and friendly, and her swordsmanship is epic. If you summon her in this game, she'll charge herself up before laying a critical hit on her nearest opponent. Expect a solid strike from her to leave a mark!
- : Fire Emblem (11/2003)
- Her real name is Lyndis, and she's the last survivor of one of the Sacaen tribes. She's strong and friendly, and her swordsmanship is epic. Summon her in this game and she'll charge herself up before laying a critical hit on your nearest opponent. Expect a solid strike from her to leave a mark!
- : Fire Emblem (07/2004)
As an Assist Trophy
Lyn returns as an Assist Trophy. Her model has been updated with more realistic proportions, including smaller eyes. The underside of her skirt is now obscured by shadows. Her attack also now causes a Special Zoom.
She can be defeated, just like her appearance in Smash 4. If an attack fails to KO her, she will retaliate instantly. Training Mode describes her Assist Trophy: Prepares and then executes a devastating slash. If she's struck, she'll counterattack.
Oddly, unlike Marth, Roy, Ike, Tiki, and the Black Knight, but like Lucina, Lyn is not voiced by her current English voice actress, Wendee Lee, who has portrayed her since 2017 in Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Warriors; instead, the English version of Ultimate reuses Lani Minella's portrayal of Lyn from Brawl and Smash 4. Even more strange is the fact that Lee is credited in Ultimate. Meanwhile, the Japanese version also reuses Makiko Ōmoto's portrayal from Brawl and Smash 4.
Lyn also appears as two different primary spirits.
Lyn's Spirit Battle uses a Zero Suit Samus puppet fighter and is fought on the Gaur Plain stage's Battlefield form. During the battle, Zero Suit Samus starts off with a Killing Edge and her attack power will increase when she is at high damage, referencing Lyn's main weapon, the Mani Katti, a powerful sword which can boost its wielder's critical hit.
Lyn (Blade Lord) can be obtained by enhancing the Lyn spirit at level 99.
Artwork of all playable Fire Emblem characters (minus Byleth) and Assist Trophies, as posted on the official Japanese Fire Emblem Heroes Twitter account.
Names in other languages
- Lyn is one of the only three Assist Trophies in Brawl, alongside Dr. Wright and Mr. Resetti, whose actual trophy is different from her artwork on the Smash Bros. DOJO!!.
- Lyn's NTSC trophy description in Brawl contradicts the English in-game text from Fire Emblem; the trophy describes her as being 15 years of age while the game states her age to be 18. This error is due to different translation teams; in the Japanese version of Fire Emblem, her age was in fact 15. This error was later fixed in the PAL versions of Brawl.
- On Shadow Moses Island in Brawl, if Lyn is summoned on a watchtower as it is being repaired, she will get stuck at the top. She will stay in her falling animation and never despawn, even if the watchtower is destroyed again.
- Lyn is the only Fire Emblem Assist Trophy not to originate from an installment that is represented by a playable fighter.
- However, her installment is a prequel to Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, Roy's game of origin.
- In a similar vein to Kirby, Roy, and Pit, Makiko Ōmoto, her Japanese voice actress from Brawl, has been carried over into recent Fire Emblem games, starting with Fire Emblem Heroes.
|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|