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To many in both the east and the west, there is no character more emblematic (hue hue) of the Fire Emblem franchise than its original golden boy, Marth. The protagonist of the first and third FE titles – whose presence in Super Smash Bros. Melee introduced the series to non-Japanese shores – is the quintessential lord: kind, dutiful, and chivalrous to his core. Which is why it was a wonder that it took so long for him to get the Legendary Hero treatment in FE Heroes… well, wonder no longer, because the Hero-King has arrived to make up for a split vote costing him a CYL2 spot.

Marth wields a new variant of his iconic Falchion, dubbed the Exalted Falchion – it essentially doubles all of his stat buffs during combat, while also bumping his speed and (of course) being effective against dragons. The face of the franchise also comes wielding its eponymous artifact, as Marth’s special… Special is literally called Fire Emblem (boosts damage by 30% of Marth’s speed; grants +4 stats to all allies after activation.) Besides that, he has Atk/Spd Bond, the unique Binding Shield skill (AKA “Dragonbreaker” – automatically double dragon foes while making sure they can only hit once) and a new ability called Infantry Flash (grants the Dancing Blade effect to all infantry allies within two spaces. No matter how you slice it, the Hero-King looks to be insanely fast and powerful, able to buff nearby allies just as effectively as he fights.

As with any Legendary Banner, there’s a slate of heroes you’ll be able to pull for at 8% drop rates with no pity break. You could pull: Red (Legendary Marth, Sword Reinhardt, Lene), Blue (Fjorm, Brave Lucina, Nephenee), Green (Gunnthrá, Valentine’s Hector, Spring Alfonse), and Colorless (Female Grima, Faye, Spring Kagero.) The banner starts at the turn of midnight PST on 28th and lasts a week, so get in your summons while you can!

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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.