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OFFICER’S ACADEMY’S PROFESSOR: BYLETH EISNER

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The protagonist of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and the player’s avatar. You play as a young mercenary who travels alongside your father, Jeralt, and his small army who fight where help is needed. After waking up one early morning from a dream of a war centuries ago and a young green haired girl, you run into a group of students trying to fight off a group of bandits. These students are the house leaders of the three different schools in the Officer’s Academy representing the three nations of Fodlan: Dimitri of the Fargheus Kingdom, Claude of the Leicester Alliance, and Edelgard of the Adrestian Empire. These three house leaders also fated to be the future king, duke, and empress of their nation. With your help, you save these students, but not before you nearly sacrifice yourself for Edelgard, who nearly gets struck by the bandit leader. But right before the blade of the axe can pierce through your back, time stops, and you are transported to a seperate where you confront with Sothis, the same rather sleepish girl you’ve seen in your dream who has no real recollection of her past, but has a bright power hidden within her, and with that power turns back time.

Together, you and Sothis travel together to Garreg Mach Monastery, a large church where the Officer’s Academy resides, built in the middle of Fodlan between the three nations. This year, with three houses, only two professors, and being the child of who was considered the most powerful knight in Fodlan and former leader of the Church of Seiros, you begin your career as a professor, teaching one of the houses of your choice, and soon learn more about your mysterious past.

Just like previous avatars, you can choose Byleth’s gender and name, but also their birthday. Byleth’s standard birthday is September 20th, and mysteriously has the same birthday as
Sothis.

BYLETH’S POTENTIAL:

SWORD OF THE CREATOR

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A powerful sword used long ago in a war waged between light and dark, this sword was and remains the most powerful weapon among the church’s treasured relics. Locked away in a sacred tomb below the palace until the day arrives that someone could grasp their hands on it and not be succumbed by it’s power.

It is Byleth’s signature weapon, a whip sword, being composed of small segments that can stretch out and pierce enemies at varying distances. In Smash, this can lead to a moveset combing standard long ranged attacks, along with long multi hitting slashes with different distances and even patterns.

DIVINE PULSE

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One of Byleth’s most important techniques in battle, Sothis can stop and turn back the hands of time on Byleth’s command, helping Byleth to redo any action that could’ve made them vulnerable.

For battles like Smash, causing everything to change based on this technique may be too overpowered. Thus, Smash’s version of the technique could involve Byleth to turn himself back in time to a position several seconds prior (think of Geras from MK11). Or, Byleth could use it on someone else and have them reverse in time to a more vulnerable position. Perhaps both could occur. Regardless, having an ability such in Smash is unseen in the series.

CREST OF THE FLAMES

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Byleth holds a marking within their soul known as the Crest of Flames. This crest not only allows them to wield the sword of creator to it’s full potential, but it mainly allows Byleth heal some damage that have been dealt, counterattack, and rarely gains some mt.

It is uncertain if Byleth will be given such a mechanic if they come to Smash, but it can give Byleth a unique playstyle that can center around some of these abilities.

OTHERS

These aren’t the only abilities Byleth is capable of. There are many other moves such as Magic Spells, Combat Arts, and even the introduction of Battalions that Byleth can learn and utilize that can also be apart of their move-set in Smash.

WHY BYELTH?:

Not only could Byleth provide lots of potential for a unique move set, but Fire Emblem: Three Houses is becoming one of Fire Emblem’s most successful titles yet, and if the momentum still carries further, it can very likely surpass Awakening as one Fire Emblem’s most influential titles, providing many innovations in terms of gameplay and story. With such a strong title, it can easily earn a newcomer despite the number of Fire Emblem fighters in the roster. With Byleth as the protagonist, it’s very likely they will be given a look at first, and as said before, their weapon and abilities can surpass those of other contenders, most notably Edelgard.

Whether Byleth or any Three Houses character gets into this pass depends on how far the game has gone when the developers were deciding on the Fighter Pass newcomers. Since, Fire Emblem was delayed twice during the time period where the DLC newcomers were being decided upon, some things may have needed some ironing out, and the team may not have been willing to risk going with an unreleased character. Regardless, going forward Byleth can easily become a front runner.

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I can certainly see Byleth join the roster, and I can dig it. I support.
Added.

There hasn’t been much talk here. I guess with an unreleased game (and FE newcomer controversy) it’s expected.
 
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Probably, but I’m sure we will get more insight on the game and hopefully Byleth this summer. Byleth surely has potential, and I can see it.
 

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I'm currently neutral as to which character from Three Houses should make it in--reason being lack of data. But now that we know Byleth is the main character, I fancy he/she has the highest chance. If Byleth did make it in as playable, I could see Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude being incorporated in his/her Final Smash.

In terms of design, Byleth is mine favourite of the four. That said, in all honesty I'm hoping he does have a unique gimmick.
 
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I like Castlevania, whips, Ivy from Soul Calibur, i think Byleth could be pretty unique, i can see this character being fast with long range, maybe some lag on ground moves for balance, and we don't know everything about him/her so here could be some trick up their sleeves, i also love the design and i think it could look amazing in a fast paced game like Smash Bros, there will be hate at just the idea of having Byleth in Smash but i don't care, i'm down.
 

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I'm currently neutral as to which character from Three Houses should make it in--reason being lack of data. But now that we know Byleth is the main character, I fancy he/she has the highest chance. If Byleth did make it in as playable, I could see Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude being incorporated in his/her Final Smash.

In terms of design, Byleth is mine favourite of the four. That said, in all honesty I'm hoping he does have a unique gimmick.
Yeah, I’m stuck between Edelgard and Byleth. Edelgard can utilize axes, since that is one of her main weapons. However, Byleth can potentially have a whipsword and some time magic mechanic. It’s hard to choose between them honestly.

I like Castlevania, whips, Ivy from Soul Calibur, i think Byleth could be pretty unique, i can see this character being fast with long range, maybe some lag on ground moves for balance, and we don't know everything about him/her so here could be some trick up their sleeves, i also love the design and i think it could look amazing in a fast paced game like Smash Bros, there will be hate at just the idea of having Byleth in Smash but i don't care, i'm down.
I'd love to see Byleth in Smash. I support. :)
Added both of you, welcome to the class.
 

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We got gameplay screenshots of Three Houses thanks to Famitsu. We also got new character renders! I'm really digging the Byleth renders, especially the female one. What do you guys think?

http://instagr.am/p/Bwka3i9H3-d/
Aside from the awesome looking renders of Byleth and the gang, look closer at their sword, see anything interesting?
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The blade seems to be made of a different segments, with one spike on each one, very similar to the villain’s sword and how each segment forms a differently part of a whip.

We can more confidently say that we may have whipsword wielder here.
 
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Aside from the awesome looking renders of Byleth and the gang, look closer at their sword, see anything interesting?
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The blade seems to be made of a different segments, with one spike on each one, very similar to the villain’s sword and how each segment forms a differently part of a whip.

We can more confidently say that we may have whipsword wielder here.
I just noticed that, I kind of forgot that it was a kind of a whipsword, but it looks great, We're yet to see what this blade can really do, but when we do, I wonder how the sword could function in Smash, maybe like Simon/Richter's Holy Whip, but with different range?

We got gameplay screenshots of Three Houses thanks to Famitsu. We also got new character renders! I'm really digging the Byleth renders, especially the female one. What do you guys think?

http://instagr.am/p/Bwka3i9H3-d/
UPDATE: New Information on the game provided by the Famitsu Column has been translated, and I found a video that goes through these new details, including official confirmation of a time rewind system! On a side note as well, its also been revealed the male and female protagonists have slightly different names, the male is still named Byleth, but the female is named Bylese, according to the translation. Let me know if you would like to see the Twitter thread about these new details.

 

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UPDATE: New Information on the game provided by the Famitsu Column has been translated, and I found a video that goes through these new details, including official confirmation of a time rewind system! On a side note as well, its also been revealed the male and female protagonists have slightly different names, the male is still named Byleth, but the female is named Bylese, according to the translation. Let me know if you would like to see the Twitter thread about these new details.

I’m gonna have to edit my op aren’t I? They didn’t change with the previous avatars.

Oh well.
 

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I’m gonna have to edit my op aren’t I? They didn’t change with the previous avatars.

Oh well.
I think the name could change again in the future, but who knows? At least Bylese sounds cool.
 

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You guys may have already heard about the results of the latest Unofficial Smash Fighter Ballot here in the West, but things are certainly different over in Japan, as they had their own Fighter Ballot earlier today, and to my surprise, Byleth made it to the number 13 position, nothing really major, but I thought it was something worth sharing, especially since this shows the support for Byleth is growing. Slowly, but steadily.

 
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You guys may have already heard about the results of the latest Unofficial Smash Fighter Ballot here in the West, but things are certainly different over in Japan, as they had their own Fighter Ballot earlier today, and to my surprise, Byleth made it to the number 13 position, nothing really major, but I thought it was something worth sharing, especially since this shows the support for Byleth is growing. Slowly, but steadily.

Although it doesn’t mean much, seeing Byleth having that many votes is pretty interesting and shows that Byleth has his/her fans.

Byleth's official artwork (could also add these to the OP):




I'm definitely gonna use male Byleth in Three Houses.
Keeping this for the future, I’m hoping we get some transparent background versions of these.

Looks like the Male version may be the more popular one, as a lot of people are saying that the Female design doesn’t work as well. I like the mock arts that have Bylese wear something similar to Byleth.

Stumbled upon this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPA3m4F_c58

Even if we don't get a Fire Emblem: Three Houses character in Smash, I'm confident we'll see some of them in Fire Emblem Heroes.
I expected that. I don’t play FE Heroes so there isn’t much I have to say.
 
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So with Three Houses being at today’s treehouse, we got to see Byleth’s promoted outfit.


Male Byleth’s isn’t that bad, but Female Byleth’s is kinda plain looking from the gameplay showcase of her in a map, at least for me.

I find it weird that the promoted outfits of Byleth are the same for both genders but the default isn’t. Although, Female Byleth’s design is starting to grow on me.
 

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So he's coming to Heroes at the end of this month.

Not surprised. Someone from Three Houses was bound to show up at some point, and the other house leaders and gender of Byleth will probably show up later too.

Gotta say, I like Byleth’s artwork. Hoping we get a full image of that soon.
 

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Now that we have more info, I'd say Byleth stands the best chance of making it in over Edelgard. A whipsword definitely has more moveset potential than a simple axe.


I must admit, I had mine doubts at first, but it looks like this is going to be one of the best Fire Emblems yet. I'm glad they did something new instead of sticking with the status quo. I sincerely look forward to this game's release.
 

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So with Three Houses out and looking very good to boot, it’s time for me to start updating the op where it needs to. I’ll have to go through the game first, so updating could take about a couple of days to even a week depending on my schedule.
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On another note, I’m sure some of you have heard about the recent incidents regarding Byleth’s Voice Actor. What are your thoughts on how it could affect Smash?
 
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So with Three Houses out and looking very good to boot, it’s time for me to start updating the op where it needs to. I’ll have to go through the game first, so updating could take about a couple of days to even a week depending on my schedule.
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On another note, I’m sure some of you have heard about the recent incidents regarding Byleth’s Voice Actor. What are your thoughts on how it could affect Smash?
I don’t think not much needs to be changed regarding the voice actor, I’m sure that the team could work it out just fine with the new actor. On a side note, I don’t think I’ll be getting Three Houses until later on. I still have Fates: Birthright to finish first.
 

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So with Three Houses out and looking very good to boot, it’s time for me to start updating the op where it needs to. I’ll have to go through the game first, so updating could take about a couple of days to even a week depending on my schedule.
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On another note, I’m sure some of you have heard about the recent incidents regarding Byleth’s Voice Actor. What are your thoughts on how it could affect Smash?
Seeing as how quickly they were to replace him in Heroes (about a week after the allegations came out), I don't think it'll have any affect on his Smash chances. Smash is made in Japan so they probably don't pay that much attention to English VA drama anyway.
 

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I've finished Black Eagles route, so I can help update the thread with info. I'd definitely would like to see Byleth in Smash.

Anyway......


Byleth's time manipulation move is called Dragon's Pulse. It allows Byleth to reverse time back to any turn in the current battle. It can be used several times, up to around 10 I think, but it takes some time to recharge.

Byleth's whipsword is called the Sword of the Creator at first, but it later gets updated to something else. I forgot the name of it, and I can't go back because the game locks your completed game save to allow you to play New Game+.

Byleth also gets a class promotion called the Enlightened One, which allows him to use magic. Of course, he could already use magic in his base commoner class, but still.

Oh yeah, Byleth also has the Crest of Flames, which heals him a bit when it activates, among other things.
 
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I've finished Black Eagles route, so I can help update the thread with info. I'd definitely would like to see Byleth in Smash.

Anyway......


Byleth's time manipulation move is called Dragon's Pulse. It allows Byleth to reverse time back to any turn in the current battle. It can be used several times, up to around 10 I think, but it takes some time to recharge.

Byleth's whipsword is called the Sword of the Creator at first, but it later gets updated to something else. I forgot the name of it, and I can't go back because the game locks your completed game save to allow you to play New Game+.

Byleth also gets a class promotion called the Enlightened One, which allows him to use magic. Of course, he could already use magic in his base commoner class, but still.

Oh yeah, Byleth also has the Crest of Flames, which heals him a bit when it activates, among other things.
Byleth’s Time Manipulation is actually called ‘Divine Pulse’.

Anyways, Byleth really has a lot of interesting stuff, I’m not finished viewing through Three Houses yet, so I’m fairly green, but I’ll keep these in mind when going through. A shame I don’t have a switch yet, but hey at least we have the other two houses to play through if I do get my hands on Three Houses some day.

By the way, Three Houses really is looking to be the most successful FE game to date, considering it’s innovations. I feel with Three Houses’ success and Byleth’s move set potential, Sakurai may be willing to go all in and add Byleth.
 

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Byleth’s Time Manipulation is actually called ‘Divine Pulse’.

Anyways, Byleth really has a lot of interesting stuff, I’m not finished viewing through Three Houses yet, so I’m fairly green, but I’ll keep these in mind when going through. A shame I don’t have a switch yet, but hey at least we have the other two houses to play through if I do get my hands on Three Houses some day.

By the way, Three Houses really is looking to be the most successful FE game to date, considering it’s innovations. I feel with Three Houses’ success and Byleth’s move set potential, Sakurai may be willing to go all in and add Byleth.
Oh right. I don't know why I got that wrong. My memory's a little foggy.

I really hope that's the case though, I've come to like Byleth as a character, so them being in Smash would be my dream.
 
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I think it would be interesting if Byleth has an Assist Mechanic that works similarly like Captain Ginyus in Fighterz, each assist also has a level up mechanic as well, since Three Houses is quite about improving the students you have in your army.
 

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I have come here to confess something. Three houses was very boring looking to me at first. Being a teacher doesn't exactly sound exciting at all.

After playing though, my feelings were played with in a good way. The story is actually great now. Didn't think I would actually care about most characters.

Byleth surpassed Robin and Corrin in every way, personality, design, and story plot. I also actually love both gender designs this time around too.

I have to give support where it's due, literally making me lose sleep playing when I have work to do.

Chain sword, time powers, and the best magic in the series. Count me in. Could we also see Sothis (my other favorite) as a part of the final smash perhaps?
 

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Alright, I have an idea for him that's on the ambitious side, but if Hero of all characters happened then this might be possible.

When choosing colors, you also choose one of the three houses. This has no gameplay effect, but the 8 students from it will help you in battle as part of your special moves.

Normals: His normals all revolve around his sword of the creator. jab, tilts, and some aerials are non extended, but smashes and some aerials use the whip mode. Like belmonts, this can be used to tether recover, which is important because his up B can't always be used to recover.

Neutral B: Reason. You cycle through a menu of 3 different spells, each of which is casted by a different member of your house, which will appear next to you upon selection and cast it. Regardless of house choice it is always the same 3 spells. Fire (Byleth himself) sends out a projectile which moves straight and fairly fast. Luna (Hubert/Annette/Lysithea) appears a set distance before you, a la explosive flame, and has a slight delay, but breaks shields and spikes. Rescue (Linhardt/Mercedes/Marianne) puts one the caster of the spell on a nearby piece of stable ground and teleports you to it (your opponent can predict where you will be teleported to since you yourself don't have control). Whenever you use a spell a certain number of times, it cannot be used again until you lose a stock.

Side B: Curved shot. A reticle appears in front of you which you can move around. When you release it, Bernadetta/Ashe/Claude fires an arrow from the background of the stage to that specific point. Works similarly to din's fire but with more precise control. You cannot, however, fire this close to you, as the reticle starts a distance from you and cannot be moved closer.

Up B: Pegasus. Petra/Ingrid/Leonie swoops in on a pegasus knight which you may fly for a short period of time. You have free movement throughout the air and you may use aerial attacks. After the time period is off or you willingly jump off, you may continue to act in the air but may not use your up B again until you hit the ground. The pegasus can get hit, however, and if it takes enough damage you will automatically dismout and you cannot use the pegasus again for another 20 or so seconds. Arrows, such as from Link's neutral B or from Byleth's own side B, automatically defeat the pegasus in one hit.

Down B: Disturbance. The 4 members of your house not in your other specials all appear beside you and then charge forward, attacking all enemies they come across. This deals immense damage to shields. They are led by Edelgard/Dimitri/Hilda.

He has 2 final smashes.

1. Ruptured heaven. He swings the sword of the creator at someone. If it hits, then he goes into a cinematic where he uses the ruptured heaven combat art, sending them flying after.

2. Divine Pulse. If he is hurt while he has the final smash available, if you are quick, you may press b to turn back time 3 seconds. All other players inputs cannot be changed and are predetermined: they will act exactly as they did prior. You, however, may change what you did in those 3 seconds, and that includes using Ruptured Heaven so long as you don't wait too long after turning back time to do so.

Overall he'd be a sort of strategic zoner character, between his projectile specials and his sword whip, who has lots of recovery options, but all of them have counterplay options that can render them dangerous for Byleth.
 
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