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Joker
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Joker

Part of the Shin Megami Tensei series of games, Ren “Joker” Amamiya, is the latest protagonist. Persona 5 was initially released in 2016. In December 2016, he was confirmed as one of the fighters in the first DLC of SSBU live at the Game Awards.Know more

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Character abilities

  • Survivability: 7

  • Range: 8

  • Specials: 9

  • Speed: 6

  • Aerials: 8

Biography

Ren is, at first sight, a typical teenage high school student. But a false assault allegation landed him on the wrong side of the law. As part of his probation period, he was moved to Tokyo, Japan, to attend Shujin Academy. Sojiro Sakura is the guardian assigned to Ren and the owner of the café he lives over. But, he is also the leader of a unique group, the Phantom Thieves of hearts. As part of this group, he takes on the name Joker. Alongside acquaintances and friends, he seeks to change influential individuals by stealing their hearts and turning their morals away from depravity.

Joker is a rare Persona user called a Wild Card, which allows him to use multiple personas. His initial persona is Arsénse, based on Arsénse Lupin. A fictional gentleman's thieve was created by French writer Maurice Leblanc. But as he and his allies venture into the various Places to undermine a nationwide government conspiracy, Joker claims hundreds of different personas with unique abilities. Most of these personas are retained in the Velvet Room, a space between the conscious and the unconscious that Igor and his assistants oversee.

In Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Joker poses only Arsénse and is required to charge his rebellion gauge to trigger its appearance. This leads to a very variable play style as Joker players will try to trigger the Persona at the right time to make the best of the increased damage and knockback. His persona will remain on screen until the Rebellion Guage is depleted, which happens at a steady rate unless hit by opponents in which case a chunk of the gauge will be depleted. Without his Persona Joker is not necessarily vulnerable, he is still very much capable of securing a win, but the lack of a powerful attack to safely secure a knockout means that a clear break in the action will happen, one that could give an opponent an opening to strike back.

Key Information

First Appearance: 17/04/2019 (Super Smash Bros Ultimate)

Availability: DLC (Fighters Pack Vol. 1)

Universe: Shin Megami Tensei (Persona)

Occupation: Student / Phantom Thieve