Universe: Fire Emblem
Debut: Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005)
Affiliations: Greil Mercenaries, Princess Elincia, Crimean Liberation Army
Background: Ike is the son of Greil, leader of a band of mercenaries, and wielder of the legendary blade “Ragnell”. Upon his father’s untimely demise Ike assumes the role of leader of the group. Ike serves as the personal bodyguard of Princess Elincia for quite some time. He eventually leaves the country with a small group of escorts to take back Crimea for the Princess. Eventually this leads him to become the head of the Crimean Liberation Army. In Radiant Dawn Ike lends his forces to yet another war resulting in Ashera turning most of both sides into stone. Ike is tasked with scaling the Tower of Guidance, eventually leading him to defeat the Black Knight and avenge his father’s death.
Reasoning: He replaced Roy because he was from a newer title in the series, and Chrom will likely do the same to Ike.
Thoughts: I didn’t like him for the same reason I didn’t like Roy, he is simply too powerful with his knock-back. At least in Melee with Roy the speed factor made him more manageable, but with Brawl having slowed down many of the former quick characters it tipped the scales even more so in Ike’s favor. That said, I didn’t hate him or anything. In fact I probably prefer him to return over Chrom being added. Honestly, other than Marth I am sick of all the blue-haired swordsmen. Hence why I selected Sothe as his replacement.