Byleth’s announcement for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on January 16, 2020 marked an interesting point for the Smash community. Since this was effectively the eighth Fire Emblem representative in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the character’s inclusion ended up being a controversial decision at the time.
Luckily, however, fans ended up warming up to the idea of the Fire Emblem rep essentially “taking up a character slot” in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after about a year. Looking back, Byleth’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s roster does make a lot of sense.
Something important to note is that Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Byleth’s debut video game appearance, currently stands as the most successful entry within the Fire Emblem series. As of today, Fire Emblem: Three Houses has sold over 3.82 million units worldwide.
Needless to say, the “professor” has become quite a popular character within the Fire Emblem community, and would eventually become popular within the Smash community as well. Of course, this means that Byleth is also a favorite among cosplayer enthusiasts.
As such, we recently took notice of Lucid Dreamer’s Instagram page. It turns out that Lucid Dreamer has numerous photos of her Byleth cosplay posted.
In all of the photos, Lucid Dreamer is portraying the professor with her dark teal blue hair. From this, we can conclude that Lucid Dreamer’s portrayal of Byleth is based on how she appears before the time skip within the Fire Emblem: Three Houses story.
Lucid Dreamer is also wearing Byleth’s default mercenary outfit, which is also how she appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. One of the most eye-catching traits about the female version of the character’s outfit is her unique pattern fishnet stockings, which are said to be difficult for cosplayers and costume designers to recreate.
Additionally, she also has something called a “belly window” incorporated into her outfit. Though this obviously exposes a weak point to enemies, it’s said that Byleth has adopted some rather terrifying combat abilities.
Due to these terrifying combat abilities and stoic nature, Byleth has earned herself the title of “The Ashen Demon” among her fellow mercenaries. However, many of her enemies would begin referring to her as the “Fell Star” during the events of Fire Emblem: Three Houses due to her deduced connection to Sothis.
Finally, we can also see that Lucid Dreamer is wielding an impressive prop of The Sword of the Creator. Though the professor also makes usage of Aymr, Areadbhar, and Failnaught in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the majority of the character’s attacks utilize The Sword of the Creator.
Check out Lucid Dreamer’s cosplay of Byleth below: