- For the enemy from the Donkey Kong series, see Tiki Buzz.
Official artwork of adult Tiki from Fire Emblem Heroes.
|Debut||Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (1990)|
|Smash Bros. appearances||SSB4|
|Most recent non-Smash appearance||Fire Emblem Engage (2023, via DLC)|
|Console/platform of origin||Famicom|
|Species||Divine Dragon Manakete|
|Place of origin||Archanea|
|Created by||Shouzou Kaga|
|Designed by||Yusuke Kozaki (as an adult in Fire Emblem Awakening)|
|English voice actor||Mela Lee|
|Japanese voice actor||Ikue Ōtani|
|Article on Fire Emblem Wiki||Tiki|
Tiki (チキ, Tiki) is a recurring character in the Fire Emblem series.
Introduced as a child in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Tiki is a manakete - a race of dragonkin who are able to shapeshift between humanoid and dragon forms - belonging to the Divine Dragons, the most powerful manakete clan. She is the daughter of the clan ruler Naga, who is regarded as a god in many human cultures. In her infancy, she was sealed asleep by Naga before her death to prevent her from degenerating along with the rest of the dragonkin. She was later awakened by the fire dragon Bantu, who traveled the world with her. When Marth first encounters her, she has been separated from Bantu, hypnotized by the sorcerer Gharnef and forced to defend the Fane of Raman. Once Marth and Bantu save her, she joins Marth's army and forms a close friendship with him.
The sequel story in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem reveals that after the war ended, the sage Gotoh took Tiki far away to a frozen temple and returned her to her endless sleep. Gotoh gives Marth the task of reuniting the five missing orbs from the Fire Emblem shield which, in addition to restoring its ability to protect the world from a tribe of sealed evil dragons, would also protect Tiki from the risk of degeneration. When Marth reaches the temple and has made enough progress finding the orbs, Gotoh allows Tiki to awaken and help Marth's cause again. When the war ends, Tiki takes up residence in the Archanean capital with Marth and his wife, Caeda.
In Fire Emblem Awakening, set thousands of years later, Tiki returns as an adult. She now lives in the continent of Valm, across the sea from Archanea, where she is revered as an oracle to Naga and known as the "Voice". During their war against Emperor Walhart, Tiki is visited by Marth's descendants Chrom and Lucina, as well as their tactician Robin. She gives them the task of once again finding and reuniting the five orbs with the Fire Emblem, so that they can perform the rite of Awakening and gain the power to stop Grima. She later joins their army after absorbing some of Naga's power. Meanwhile, The Future Past downloadable content series explores an alternate reality where after Naga's death, Tiki takes her place.
Tiki's child and adult forms both appear in the spinoff Fire Emblem Heroes, while her child form appears in two other spinoffs: Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE and Fire Emblem Warriors. Her adult form appears as an NPC in Project X Zone 2. Finally, an emblem clone of herself will appear in Fire Emblem Engage, as part of the game's first DLC.
Due to being relatively quite young for a dragon in her first appearance, Tiki acts very childish. She sees Bantu as a father figure and calls him "Ban-Ban". She also dislikes raw vegetables but likes them pickled, so Bantu took up pickling so Tiki would eat her vegetables. Tiki became particularly attached to Marth, seeing him as an older brother and affectionately calling him "Mar-Mar." Tiki also has a good relationship with Kris, who she calls Big brother/Big sister depending on gender. By the time of Awakening, Tiki had greatly matured into an adult and presented herself with more elegance and dignity, now carrying the weight of her many responsibilities. She speaks more formally and tries to develop relationships more professionally like with Chrom and Robin. However, she did briefly break down and revert to her past childish self at the sight of Lucina in disguise, who she mistook for her long lost Mar-Mar.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tiki appears as she does in Awakening, yet strangely breathes fire closer to her original appearance in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.
In Super Smash Bros. 4
As a color scheme
One of Lucina's alternate costumes is based on Tiki's color scheme.
Tiki appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, in her Awakening design; the trophy also includes her dragon form.
- Tiki resides in Valm as the Voice of the Divine Dragon. You might be surprised to learn that she is 3,000 years old. As befitting one from the Divine Dragon tribe, she has a very calm demeanor...but every so often, she'll show her youthful spirit.
- Tiki resides in Valm as the Voice of the Divine Dragon. You might be surprised to learn that she is 3,000 years old. As befitting one from the Divine Dragon tribe, she has a very calm demeanour, but every so often, she'll show her youthful spirit.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
As an Assist Trophy
|“||Tiki is a Manakete, a race of dragonkin. While she usually stays in human form, she can transform into a fire-breathing dragon using the power of a Dragonstone. She doesn't look it, but Tiki is actually over 1,000 years old.||”|
|—Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site|
Tiki is an Assist Trophy in Ultimate, in her adult form from Awakening. When summoned, she says "This might get unpleasant!" and uses her dragonstone to turn into her dragon form while the screen darkens. She will fly into position and then breathe fire at opponents, flying to another position after doing so. Her streams of fire will always be aimed directly at an opponent, consisting of a large hitbox that starts out at 28% damage before slightly weakening to 26% with it still doing 28% near her mouth. Her streams of fire also cannot be reflected or absorbed due to them being a disjointed hitbox unlike Bowser's Fire Breath and Charizard's Flamethrower. If the flames hit a surface, it will produce fire on the ground that lasts for a short time (50 frames (0.83 seconds)) and deals 12% early on before decreasing to 10% and then to 8%. She always aims slightly above a target's current position then angles the flames downwards, making running towards or behind her safer than jumping or running away. She will perform this attack a maximum of four times before she transforms back into human form and departs. When departing, she will say "Sleep well!". She is one of the many Assist Trophy characters that can be KO'd, though it is comparatively difficult to do so compared to other Assist Trophies due to her high health, large hitboxes, constant movement, flinch resistance and the fact that she often stays high above the stage.
Her voice clips are taken from Fire Emblem Heroes. Training Mode describes her Assist Trophy: Transforms into a dragon and breathes fire. She cannot be summoned on 3D Land, Brinstar Depths, King of Fighters Stadium, Luigi's Mansion, Mario Bros., Minecraft World, Mushroomy Kingdom, Palutena's Temple, Princess Peach's Castle, Reset Bomb Forest, Temple, The Great Cave Offensive, Tomodachi Life, and Wrecking Crew.
As a color scheme
Lucina's red alternate costume based on Tiki's color scheme returns.
Tiki also appears as two primary spirits: her younger appearance from Shadow Dragon and her adult appearance from Awakening, indicated by her title from that game, Naga's Voice.
In Adventure Mode: World of Light, Tiki is presumably one of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. Tiki's spirit is located in the cloud section section of The Light Realm.
Tiki uses a Marth puppet fighter and is fought on the Spear Pillar stage. During the battle, Tiki appears as a hostile Assist Trophy.
Tiki can be summoned using the cores of Ninian, Medeus, and a Neutral type.
Tiki (Naga's Voice) can be obtained by enhancing the Tiki spirit at level 99.
Tiki holding her dragonstone on Summit.
Names in other languages
|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|