First Appearance: Psycho Soldier (1986)
Latest Appearance: SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy (2018)
WHO IS ATHENA?
Athena Asamiya is a japanese high-school girl with psychic powers. She is the reincarnation of Princess Athena, a character based on greek mythology, who also starred her own games.
Prior to the King of Fighters, she got into martial arts with the help of her friend, Sie Kensou and their master, Chin Gentsai; and ever since, they all fight against evil.
PROS AND CONS+ She's one of SNK better known mascots.
+ Her moveset can be easy to implement.
+ There are tons of SNK games in Nintendo consoles (though Psycho Soldier isn't one of them).
- Has to compete with other characters from her company (Terry, Kyo, Geese, Mai, Marco Rossi and even Ryo can pose as such).
- She isn't as iconic as most of the guest characters already in Smash.
Regular projectile, not much to say about this.
Alternate command: QCB+A or B
This move allows Athena to phase through her opponents and move to one side of the screen. The longer you hold the button, the longer she moves, however, she stops if she either runs into a dead end or the players releases the button.
Alternate command: QCF+A or B
Regular uppercut move, not much to say either.
Alternate command: Shoryuken motion+A or B
This move is able to reflect projectiles, but it's also capable of harming nearby opponents.
Alternate command: HCB+A or B
Two energy balls will appear in the screen to harm any opponent in the stage. Athena will be immune to damage a will also be capable of harming opponents that get close to her. By pressing B again, she can cancel the moving balls into a powerful projectile that can K.O. the opponent.
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