Roy hails from Lycia, one of six nations of the land of Elibe, and is the son of Eliwood, ruler of the Lycian noble house of Pherae. He is an upstanding and thoughtful fifteen-year-old young man with a natural proclivity to help and support others. While he would prefer to avoid bloodshed and works to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict, he maintains a strong resolve to see peace return to Elibe. He is a talented tactician in his own right and unusually is perceptive and cunning for his age: he is able to trick a traitorous vassal in his group into exposing himself, and he reacts calmly and tactically to surprises and disturbing news.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Roy makes his Super Smash Bros. series debut (and by extension, his debut in any game) as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. He can be unlocked in two ways: beating either Classic Mode or Adventure Mode as Marth on any difficulty, or playing 900 Versus Mode matches. In regard to Roy, Sakurai explained that his inclusion as Marth's clone was because Roy's game, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, was nearing the end of its development during the development of Melee. Although The Binding Blade was originally scheduled to be released prior to Melee, its release was delayed to 2002, thus resulting in Roy's debut occurring outside of his home series.
Super Smash Bros. 4
Although Roy did not return as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the base version of Super Smash Bros. 4, Marth has an alternate costume based on Roy's design.
Due to data mining of update 1.0.6, Roy's presence as a playable character within the game's files was leaked in mid-April 2015. He was then made available as downloadable content on June 14th, 2015 alongside Lucas and Ryu.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Roy returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Like his fellow Fire Emblem representative Marth, Roy is now fully voiced in English by Ray Chase.
- Due to Melee launching before Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, Roy is the only playable character whose debut occurred in the Super Smash Bros. series instead of his own home series.
- Ray Chase loved Roy in Melee before getting to be his English voice actor in the game.
- Roy shares his name with another Smash Bros. character. Owing to this, both of them are seen together in official screenshots several times, such as the Congratulations screen in Classic Mode.