This article is about the character who appears in the Fire Emblem universe. For the character who appears in the DC Comics universe with the same name, see here.
Robin (from the Fire Emblem universe) is a playable character in the fighting video game, M.U.G.E.N Trilogy. The male and female variants were confirmed along with many other characters who appear in Super Smash Bros. 4 on June 30, 2016. Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese) and David Vincent (who also voices Ken the Eagle, Sōki, Richter Belmont and War Machine, English) provide the role for the male variant while Miyuki Sawashiro (who also voices Yukari Yakumo, Japanese) and Lauren Landa (English) provide the role for the female variant in this fighting game, using voice clips recycled from Super Smash Bros. 4 and 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, Heroes of Light and Shadow 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, 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 its main character, Marth. 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 Robin by default, who is a main character alongside Chrom, similar to Kris and Marth before them. This idea was later used in Fire Emblem Fates, with Corrin.
Before the story officially begins, 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 having her own world on the brink of destruction courtesy of him. Robin, Chrom, Lucina, and the rest of the Shepherds make it their new mission to prevent the Grima of the current timeline from surfacing.
How to Unlock
Use Robin's Super Smash Bros. amiibo or scan Robin's AR Icon from the M.U.G.E.N Trilogy website.