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Time to witness the Monado's power!
~ Shulk's win quote

Shulk is a playable character in the fighting video game, M.U.G.E.N Trilogy. He was confirmed along with many other characters who appear in Super Smash Bros. 4 on June 30, 2016. Shintarō Asanuma (who also voiced Alex, Japanese) and Adam Howden (English) provide the role for Shulk in this fighting game.


Shulk is introduced as an intelligent and socially-clumsy youth. He spends most of his time in Colony 9's weapons development lab, making weapons for himself and others. His main fascination is with the legendary Monado, the only weapon known to damage Mechon, but only usable by the injured hero Dunban; Shulk spends day and night researching it trying to discover its secrets. When the Mechon attack Colony 9, Dunban cannot continue to wield the sword, so Shulk is forced to take it - and to everyone's surprise, not only does he have control of it, but he finds that it gives him occasional visions of the future. Spurred to take revenge on the Mechon for their attack, Shulk sets out on a journey across the Bionis to find his enemy Metal Face and put him to justice.

Shulk has little life experience, but he is for the most part level-headed and takes a methodical approach to situations. Despite his desire for revenge on the Mechon, he wants to understand their origins and motivations before he does anything rash against their leaders, and respects the wishes of others even when it appears they might hinder his quest. However, he is initially reluctant to reveal his visions to others, and he does make some foolish decisions when Fiora is involved, both of which get the party into some tricky situations.

In combat, Shulk's main role is to slip beneath enemy notice and deal large amounts of physical damage. His Back Slash and Slit Edge Arts are most effective when the enemy's attention is elsewhere, and he can also contribute break and daze around an ally's topple to momentarily incapacitate foes. The Monado gives Shulk an extra set of Arts, which allow him to deal extreme damage to Mechon, disable an enemy's powerful auras, or protect party members from powerful attacks he has foreseen - Shulk doesn't have to be present for the party to get visions of imminent attacks, but he is the best-equipped for dealing with them. Shulk's main weakness is that his high damage output can easily draw attention and he doesn't have much health to survive being the target of enemies, making him a glass cannon. He also lacks ether attacks, which is problematic against enemies good at dodging his physical arts, and his complex character design renders the game's AI rather poor at controlling him when the player is someone else.

How to Unlock

Use Shulk's Super Smash Bros. amiibo or scan Shulk's AR Icon from the M.U.G.E.N Trilogy website.

Assist Attacks

Set Name Cross-Over
α Back Slash 5-Star Slash
β Back Slash (Anti-Air)
γ Air Slash Hyper Air Slash


Trust me, I'll break your belly and finish you off for sure!
~ Pre-battle quote when facing King K. Rool

Don't think you can win when using that kind of buster!
~ Pre battle quote when facing either Mega Man, X or Zero

I'm really feeling it!
~ Taunt quote

Your buster cannot outmatch the Monado's power!
~ Win quote after defeating either Mega Man, X or Zero