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"The Red Blaze" - Firebrand Support Thread


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Mar 5, 2019

Who is Firebrand?
Firebrand is the main character of the Gargoyle's Quest series and Demon's Crest, both of which are spinoffs of the Ghosts n' Goblins series. He is a gargoyle-like demon that is part of the Red Arremers species. This species is considered the elite warriors of devil king Astaroth due to their skills in the art of war. He is considered a hero among his peers, protecting the Ghoul Realm and going on a journey to collect elemental crests to win wars for his race.

What can Firebrand do?
Firebrand has massive claws, powerful wings, and a reinforced skull for headbutting. But what makes him interesting is his mastery in fire breath magic and the crests that he receives. He breathes fire which can be upgraded into:

Homing Fire: Fire that homes in on enemies.
Tornado: Deals damage to enemies when touched and can give Firebrand extra vertical distance
Buster: Has a higher fire rate and deals more damage than normal fire.
Claw: Shoots a ball of lava
Darkfire: While a bit slow, it is the most powerful fire ability.

Throughout the games, Firebrand receives six crests that give him unique powers and abilities. He automatically gets the fire crest and finds pieces of it that gives him the upgrades described above. But he also gets other crests:

Crest of Earth: Turns Firebrand into Ground Gargoyle and allows him to do a powerful tackle attack and shoots flames on the ground.
Crest of Air: Turns him into Air Gargoyle, allowing him to rise to great heights and gives him Hurricane, a cutting wind attack.
Crest of Water: Turns him into Tidal Gargoyle, allowing him to swim and use water attacks.
Crest of Time: Turns him into Legend Gargoyle, improving his attack and defense.
Crest of Heaven: ...ok this one can't be used during gameplay....

The point is, he can do cool stuff.

Why should Firebrand be in Smash?
Firebrand comes from the Ghosts n Goblins franchise, so already he comes from a classic and recognizable franchise. You may be thinking that Arthur would definitely get in first, and you may have a point but Gargoyle's Quest and Demon's Crest are their own separate thing with their gameplay being different from the mainline games. Not to mention, Firebrand has made crossover appearances in Namco X Capcom, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 as a representative of his own subseries, and is featured in the Worlds Unite comic alongside many other Capcom characters. And of course Firebrand's species is a common enemy for Arthur so anyway you slice it he is a major part of the franchise so there is a case to be made for him. It's also worth noting that Demon's Crest is on the SNES online service and Firebrand's whole subseries is centered on Nintendo systems.

With strong moveset potential, an obvious choice of stage with Ghoul Realm, and some really good music, Firebrand would make for a solid addition to the roster.



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Smash Ace
Aug 12, 2018
Noneya Business
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Count me in! I’d love to see both Arthur AND Firebrand get into Smash, with music from the Ghosts n Goblins series, including Maximo, the Gargoyle's Quest series, and Demon's Crest, both originals and new remixes! I’d love to hear a Smash remix of Haunted Graveyard.
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