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For fighter info, see Robin (SSB4) and Robin (SSBU).
For the Golden Sun character named Robin in Japanese, see Isaac.
"Daraen" redirects here. For the smasher, see Smasher:Daraen.
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Official artwork of Robin from Fire Emblem Warriors.
Universe Fire Emblem
Debut Fire Emblem Awakening (2012)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Fire Emblem Engage (2023, via DLC; male only)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo 3DS
Species Human (augmented with Grima's Holy Blood)
Gender Varies
Place of origin Plegia
Designed by Yūsuke Kozaki
English voice actor ♂: David Vincent
♀: Lauren Landa
Japanese voice actor ♂: Yoshimasa Hosoya
♀: Miyuki Sawashiro
Article on Fire Emblem Wiki Robin

Robin (ルフレ, Reflet) is a character from the Fire Emblem series. As the playable avatar in Fire Emblem Awakening, Robin is created by the player and can be customized in a variety of ways, including name, appearance, and gender. Robin is also one of the three main protagonists of Awakening, and seeks to assist their close friend, Chrom, as a tactician in order to maintain peace and stability in the kingdom of Ylisse.

Robin debuted in the Super Smash Bros. series as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4, and returns in that capacity in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


The idea of having an avatar for the player in the Fire Emblem series was previously explored in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade on the Game Boy Advance and Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem on the Nintendo DS. These two games featured avatar characters named (by default) Mark and Kris, respectively. Mark, however, is not a playable unit, nor is he a pivotal character in the story; his appearance is often hidden and thus his customization is limited to gender, name, and birth month (blood type in the Japanese version).

It was not until the creation of Kris when an avatar character could be used as a unit on the battlefield, and would be given prominence and personality in the story on par with the game's main character (Marth, in this case). Kris' customization is also greatly expanded from Mark's, giving the player more freedom for their appearance and playstyle. Fire Emblem Awakening reuses the idea of an avatar character through a customizable character named (by default) Robin, who is a main character alongside Chrom and Lucina, similar to Kris and Marth before them. This idea was later used in Fire Emblem Fates with Corrin and in Fire Emblem: Three Houses with Byleth.

Before the story begins in earnest, the player is met with a Premonition, which briefly highlights the events of an alternate timeline. In the beginning of the game, Robin is found lying in an open field by Chrom, his sister Lissa, and his bodyguard Frederick. They find out that Robin is an amnesiac who remembers nothing besides their name, Chrom's name, and his incredible knowledge and experience in fighting battles, which Chrom experiences firsthand after they manage to save a small settlement from a larger group of brigands. Frederick suspects Robin of being a spy due to remembering Chrom's name before their own, but Chrom is convinced of Robin's good intentions and invites them to join the Shepherds as their chief tactician, with the two quickly becoming close friends.

Ylisse, Chrom's home country, is then faced with a war against Plegia (which is later revealed to be Robin's home country) and another against Valm two years later, both in which Robin's tactical expertise proves very helpful, especially given Ylisse's limited number of soldiers. There is also the constant threat of the Risen, undead soldiers who terrorize parts of the continent of Ylisse. As the Shepherds continue to fight and recruit more capable members, Lucina, Chrom's daughter from the future, properly introduces herself to them, having only met them while she was disguising herself as Marth. She, alongside the children of other members of the Shepherds, travelled back in time to warn them about the revival of the Fell Dragon Grima after Grima put her own world on the brink of destruction, using future Robin's body as a vessel. Robin, Chrom, Lucina, and the rest of the Shepherds make it their new mission to prevent the Grima of the current timeline from surfacing.

In game, Robin starts in the Tactician class. This class is exclusive to Robin, their children, and DLC characters, and enables them to attack with magic tomes as well as swords. As the avatar character, Robin and their children can switch to any starting class the player desires using a Second Seal (aside from Lord, which is exclusive to Chrom and Lucina), making for one of the biggest skill pools possible for a single character. Robin can also support with every other character (as Kris could previously), and marry any opposite gendered character the player wants, including the future children of other Shepherds that are met via Paralogues (side stories) as more characters within the Shepherds marry each other. Robin's customization focuses more on appearance and even features several options for voice.

Since Awakening, Robin has also appeared as a guest character in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Fire Emblem Fates, and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, in each case summoned in-game using his amiibo. Appropriately, these games and amiibo also use the same "default" version of the male avatar depicted in Smash. The crossover games Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Warriors feature both the default male and female versions of Robin as playable units. An emblem clone of male Robin, paired with Chrom, will appear in Fire Emblem Engage, as part of the game's third DLC.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Robin (SSB4)
Both Robin's as they appear in Super Smash Bros. 4.
Both versions of Robin in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Robin appears as a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. 4. Players can choose either the male or female models of the character, based on the default appearance being male. He uses tomes of various elements (Fire, Thunder, Wind, and Darkness) along with a Levin Sword. His tomes and Levin Sword have a limited amount of uses before they break, reminiscent of the durability system in the Fire Emblem series; they will recharge after a certain amount of time has passed. If the Levin Sword breaks, they use an unbreakable Bronze Sword instead.

On the current tier list, Robin places 37th out of 55, at the bottom of D tier (tied with Samus). The various tomes at Robin's disposal allow for a strong zoning game, which also grant versatility for use in many different situations. The Levin Sword is also quite powerful, possessing generally high knockback, especially with up aerial. Although the durability system implemented into the tomes and Levin Sword temporarily disable some of Robin's attacks, the sword and tomes themselves can be picked up before they disappear and used as strong projectiles. However, Robin's main weakness is poor mobility, having the slowest running speed out of all fighters. Robin also has a mediocre defensive games, which combined with their speed, can leave him open to assaults at close range, especially by fast characters. Overall, Robin has garnered some notable players, though only has average tournament results.


Robin's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSCSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS This is the male Robin, your avatar in Fire Emblem Awakening. The goal of this adventure doesn't change much because of your gender choice, but Robin's marriage options do. In Smash Bros., Robin brings powerful magic and swordplay to bear. He can exhaust his moves, but they'll be restored over time.
NTSCSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U This is the male Robin, an avatar in Fire Emblem Awakening. The goal of that game doesn't change much because of your gender choice, but Robin's hairstyle options do. In Smash Bros., Robin brings powerful magic and swordplay to bear. He can exhaust his moves, but they'll be restored over time.
3DS: Fire Emblem Awakening (02/2013)
PAL When Robin is found at the start of Fire Emblem: Awakening, he (or she!) discovers that, even without his memories, he is a master tactician. In this game, his attacks are powerful, but in true Fire Emblem style, how many times his magic can be used is limited. This also applies to the thunder magic his sword is imbued with.
3DS: Fire Emblem: Awakening (04/2013)
Robin (Alt.)'s trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Robin (Alt.)'s trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Robin (Alt.)
NTSC Robin's magic is powerful, but it has limited uses before needing to recharge. Thunder can be charged in stages, will become Thoron at max charge, and gains damage and speed with its charge. Arcfire creates a flame pillar, perfect for dealing with an edge-clinging foe.
3DS: Fire Emblem Awakening (02/2013)
PAL Robin's magic is powerful, but in return, its uses are limited. You can charge Thunder in steps, and when it's fully charged, it turns into Thoron, increasing its speed and dealing more damage. Arcfire creates a flame pillar when it hits something. Use it on an opponent who's clinging to an edge to stop them getting back on the stage.
3DS: Fire Emblem: Awakening (04/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Robin (SSBU)
Male Robin as he appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Both the male and female Robins return as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Unlike Smash 4, Robin is an unlockable character rather than a starter character.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ルフレ, Reflet
France French (PAL) Daraen
Quebec French (NTSC) Robin
Germany German Daraen
Spain Spanish (PAL) Daraen
Mexico Spanish (NTSC) Robin
Italy Italian Daraen
China Chinese (Simplified) 鲁弗莱, Reflet
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 魯弗萊, Reflet
South Korea Korean 러플레, Reflet
Netherlands Dutch Robin
Russia Russian Робин
Portugal Portuguese Robin


  • Robin, Lucina, and Chrom are the only playable Fire Emblem characters in the Super Smash Bros. series debuting in the same Fire Emblem game.
  • Robin and Byleth are the only Fire Emblem characters to not have a counterattack down special. In Robin's case, they utilize Nosferatu.
  • Robin is one of three Fire Emblem characters to utilize a weapon other than a sword. Robin uses their tomes, Corrin can partially transform into a dragon for many of their moves, and Byleth uses Heroes' Relics.
  • In Fire Emblem Awakening, Robin is not able to use Nosferatu in their default class. Robin can only use it by changing their class from a Tactician into a Dark Mage or Sorcerer, something that is noted in the associated Tips. Robin can still use the Levin Sword and the other tomes that appear in Smash Bros. as a Tactician.
  • While in every game they appear in after Fire Emblem Awakening, their German name is "Daraen", in Awakening itself, their German default name was "Robin", just like in English.
  • As with the other fighters with male and female variants, the male and female variants of Robin have been established as separate entities, since one gendered variant can encounter the other as an enemy in Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Warriors.
  • Robin is the only character who vocalizes when waking up from a sleep, but not when carrying a heavy item.
  • Robin is the only playable Fire Emblem character who, in Smash, does not have a symbol or crest from their game of origin added to the back of their clothing, likely because there is no space for such a symbol on the back of their robes.