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Duke
Duke bat3
Toshinden LogoLo
Universe Battle Arena Toshinden
Appears in Super Smash Bros. Tourney 2: The New Challengers
Availability Starter
Bonus Costume N/A
English voice actor Doug Boyd
Japanese voice actor Takehito Koyasu
French voice actor Bernard Bollet
German voice actor Constantin von Jascheroff
Arabic voice actor Mamoun Chick
Mandarin Chinese voice actor Li Jiaxi

How Duke joined the Tourney

In the past, Duke was considered the strongest knight in France and a nobleman many people say was unstoppable, but all of that had changed when a young Japanese world-traveller named Eiji Shinjo was challenged to a duel by him. Eiji easily bested the arrogant Frenchman, and Duke vowed revenge.

For a while, Duke forgot about Eiji, and went on with his own life, eventually finding a girlfriend, but Duke turned back to fighting when he entered the Toshindaibukai tournament hosted by the Himitsu Kessha. To his horror, he came face to face with Eiji once again, and once again he lost pathetically, intensifying his hatred toward the Japanese adventurer. Ashamed, Duke decided to retire from fighting.

However, Duke entered the second Toshindaibukai after hearing that his girlfriend had betrayed him and become the new Uranus of the Himitsu Kessha. Driven by hatred, Duke entered the tournament, and this time, found himself fighting alongside with Eiji to find Uranus, but when Duke heard that Uranus had already been slain by a man named Sho Shinjo, Duke abandoned the battlefield from within the end.

When the third Toshindaibukai was announced, Duke entered solely to not only fight Eiji once again, but to also help himself and his fellow fighters out, due to the fact that he was targeted by old enemies of his family, the Soshiki, to be a blood sacrifice for the fallen fighting god, Agon Teos. During the tournament, Duke was stopped by a rival knight named Balga, who had a score to settle with him. Balga descended from a lineage of Norse invaders who soon became the knights of Normandy since their arrival on France's shores, and his family were known to be sworn enemies of the Rambert clan since the days of Francia and the Viking Age, having been thwarted time and time again by them, and retreated to Norway since the assimilation of Normandy into France's sovereignty. However, Duke managed to slay Balga in combat.

After the third Toshindaibukai, Duke prepared to retire from fighting. He heard reports of malfested outbreaks in Paris. He finds himself confronted by a man who says he can cleanse the malfested, Estes.

Character Select Screen Animations

When highlighted

Holds his two-handed sword, Dernier Ventcour in his left hand.

After the announcer calls his name

Swings Dernier Ventcour around in a circle then swings it left as the camera zooms then says "Think you can return from fighting me?"

Special Moves

Cyclone (Neutral)

Duke swings Dernier Ventcour around, then hammers it down.

Southern Cross (Side)

Duke runs forward slashing with Dernier Ventcour then does a stopping slash to the right, then does a roll hopping slash.

Uppercut Slasher (Up)

Duke jumps into the air slashing Dernier Ventcour upwards.

Knight Strike (Down)

Duke runs forward and back doing two energetic slashes each.

Grand Cross (Hyper Smash)

Duke rolls jumps and slams Dernier Ventcour down, sending balls of energy in all directions.

La Fin (Final Smash)

Duke spins Dernier Ventcour six times and gives a stronger swing down, knocking the opponent away.

Victory Animations

  1. Duke raises his Dernier Ventcour in his right hand and says "That was the moment of truth! I can never lose!"
  2. Duke stands straight and swings Dernier Ventcour to the right, then brings it above his shoulder and points it outward saying "Victory, just as I expected!"
  3. Duke swings Dernier Ventcour down then points out with a chuckle and says "Still a bit weak!"

On-Screen Appearance

Duke walks in and pulls out Dernier Ventcour saying "I accept your challenge."

Trivia

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