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During Thursday’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct, fans got their first look at the last DLC character to be released in the Fighters Pass Vol. 1. Byleth, the professor blessed by a goddess, has joined the ranks of their fellow Fire Emblem series characters already in the game. Some Smash fans felt that at seven characters the series was starting to feel a little overrepresented, and their online reactions are reflecting it. Even series director Masahiro Sakurai poked fun at the addition of another sword-using character in the game, the goddess Sothis from Fire Emblem: Three Houses making a sly quip to the very vocal Smash community’s disdain for characters with swords.

None of that was able to stop Sakurai from introducing Byleth to the game. And after a year of unique fighters including Joker from Persona 5 and the bear-bird combo of Banjo & Kazooie, fans took to the internet to let everyone know exactly how they felt with their hottest of takes. 

It’s like this one tweet wrapped up how everyone felt. 

After eight characters they’re not wrong.

This… is actually a really good point.


R.I.P. PlayStation All-Stars. We hardly knew you.

Really this sticker should be on every game.

Fun fact: you can now play an eight-person free-for-all match with only Fire Emblem fighters.

This is probably the best take on the whole Nintendo Direct video.

This video basically sums up the difference in enthusiasm levels between the Byleth reveal and the reveal of every other DLC character.

Byleth headed to a Switch near you

Byleth will be released Jan. 28, and regardless of how you feel about the addition of another sword-wielding Fire Emblem character, they are sure to shake up the game. Did you make your own hilarious hot take reaction for Byleth making the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster and want to share? Share it with us in the comments if so. We might share it in another roundup! Make sure to stay tuned to Daily Esports for more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news and content.