Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo
Developer(s) Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Released Flag of Japan 1994
Genre(s) Tactical RPG
Mode(s) Single-player
Platform(s) Super Family Computer

Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo (ファイアーエムブレム 紋章の謎, Faiā Emuburemu: Monshō no Nazo, Lit. "Mystery of the Emblem"/"Secret of the Crest") is the third installment of the Fire Emblem game series developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo.

It takes place on the fictional continent of Archanea. It stars Marth, a character who previously appeared in the original title Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light of which this game is a remake/sequel, and again later in another sequel/remake Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. The Falchion weapon from this game acts as the Fire Emblem franchise's symbol in the Super Smash Bros. series.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee

Playable Fighter

Main article: Marth (SSBM)

Marth was included as an unlockable playable character. His inclusion, along with Roy's, gave the series the worldwide exposure that led to the decision to release future Fire Emblem installments globally.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

As a Masterpiece Flag of Japan

In the Japanese release, a playable demo of the Virtual Console release of Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo is included. It is absent from North American and PAL releases of Brawl.

As Playable Fighter

Main article: Marth (SSBB)

Marth, returns as an unlockable character. In this game he now has a Final Smash called Critical Hit, based on his critical hit.


Appearing stickers from Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo consist of:

  • Marth
  • Shiida (Caeda)
  • Nabaaru (Nabarl, Navarre)


  • Monsho no Nazo is the only Japan-exclusive Fire Emblem title listed in the North American release of Brawl not to receive an English translation. Nintendo's policy of preserving as many original Japanese aspects as possible for their "Import" Virtual Console releases has led some to speculate the title's lack of translation may be signs of intent for an upcoming release abroad.

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