—Tsubasa Oribe introducing herself
Tsubasa Oribe is a playable character of Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.
Tsubasa is an eighteen-year-old (seventeen in the Japanese version) high school student and a childhood friend of Itsuki Aoi. After awakening as a Mirage Master, she forms a sisterly bond with Caeda. She joins Fortuna Entertainment in the hopes of becoming a singer like her idol Kiria Kurono, and in hopes of finding her missing sister. Her birthday is December 2.
Five years prior to the story, Tsubasa was involved in an incident where her older sister Ayaha Oribe, mysteriously disappeared during a concert she was holding alongside nearly the entire audience and staff on site. Tsubasa was the only survivor. Over the course of five years, Tsubasa developed a dream to become an idol to better understand her sister and perhaps learn the truth behind her mysterious disappearance.
Tsubasa joins Fortuna alongside Itsuki due to her strong Performa levels attracting the attention of Maiko. During Kiria's performance in Shibuya, Mirages lay siege in Shibuya 106, transforming into a labyrinth. Ascending the tower, Tsubasa discovers that Ayaha is alive and is possessed by a malevolent force. On the roof of the tower, they find an Aversa possessed Ayaha and Tsubasa fights her in order to break the mirage's control over her. After successfully driving Aversa out of Ayaha, her sister makes a full recovery and joins Fortuna as an employee. Tsubasa is overjoyed with their reunion and redoubles her efforts so she can focus on her idol debut.
Head Over Heels for HerEdit
Tsubasa makes her official debut as an idol by releasing her first single Feel, drawing the attention of her classmates and many publishing companies. Her very first job is a model, a task she is apprehensive, but with encouragement from Itsuki, she devotes her all to the job. Unfortunately, her first job ends with her frustrating the photographer Nobu Horinozawa due to her inexperience and nervousness. Shortly after, Shibuya is affected by another Idolasphere. Horinozawa in turn is revealed to be the one who created it due to being possessed by Gangrel. To make matters worse, Nobu kidnaps Maiko as it is revealed that the two used to be a famous photographer/model duo several years ago.
After making it through the Idolasphere and encountering Nobu, Tsubasa fails once more to impress Nobu and the Mirage Masters are warped out of the Idolasphere. Despite the effect of the Idolasphere, a small group of citizens are normal due to Yashiro Tsurugi's latest concert. Realizing that Tsubasa lacks the ability to express themselves, they return to their office to improve Tsubasa's confidence. Yatsufusa, who has returned to normal, visits the office to speak to Maiko where they learn of the Maiko and Nobu's modeling books called "My Complex". Tsubasa decides to use the book as a reference and enlists Itsuki's help to give her more natural poses that suits her. With a bit of adjustments, they manage to make a suitable pose and present it to Nobu once more. Her newfound confidence and relaxed state inspires him to take her photo and also draws Gangrel out of him after Nobu realizes that Gangrel will never understand the art of photography. Tsubasa and the rest use the opportunity to fight and defeat Gangrel. With Gangrel's grip over Maiko dispelled, Tsubasa thanks Maiko for giving her the inspiration needed to be a proper model.
Tsubasa is able to successfully perform in her first real photoshoot with Nobu alongside Maiko and a new girl. Though happy with her success, even getting a compliment from Kiria, the new attack on Shibuya greatly worry the company. The company figures that the attacks must be plotted by a Mirage possessing someone powerful and influential in the entertainment industry. Luckily, another Fortuna Mirage Master returns to the industry to help. The new girl from earlier, Eleonora Yumizuru.
Tsubasa gains traction in the idol industry, landing a role as Sneeze Detective Maho directed by notorious director Kuen Tarachino. Unfortunately, her acting skills are amateurish, frustrating Tarachino. As she is chewed out by Tarachino, Daitama Studio is suddenly besieged by Mirages lead by an Excellus possessed Tarachino. As the Mirage Masters attempt to break through to Kuen, they help Tsubasa develop acting skills; learning to act with gusto from Touma, pouring in emotion with Eleanora, and finally performing a kiss scene with Itsuki. Tsubasa rapid progress impresses Tarachino enough to expel Excellus from him, leading to a fight. To make matters worse, Yashiro appears and fights alongside Excellus simply to test the Mirage Master's skills. The duo is defeated and Daitama Studios returns to normal. The show completes its filming and in prescreening shows, Tsubasa's performance as Maho garners immediate acclaim. As one final surprise, Maiko reveals that Yashiro has joined Fortuna Entertainment, having acknowledged the skills of the Mirage Masters.
Tsubasa's Side story revolves around her adjusting to the entertainment industry starting with her first meet-and-greet event where she has the shake hands with fans. Itsuki tries to help her practice, but she ends up flustered even when Itsuki modestly says hello. In order to help her gain confidence, Tsubasa first takes on a job handing out invitations to her meet-and-greet. Tsubasa slowly improves over the course of her handouts and even runs out. Tsubasa is excited to realize that she was so busy caught up in the moment of interacting with others that she completely forgot about her social anxiety. Her Meet-and-Greet goes off without a hitch.
Sometime afterwards, Tsubasa receives a new gig as the 15th Amrita Girl, the female model for Amrita Shower drink. However, the director of the commercial feels that she lacks "devilish charm", the ability to tantalize an audience. Touma tells her that she is looking for the ability to give what the customers want from her, without giving it completely away. Tsubasa decides that the traits he suggesting is similar to a cat named Little Devil. Tracking down the cat to an alley, she attempts to play with it, even getting Little Devil to roll on its back. However, when she goes to pet it, Little Devil hisses at her. Tsubasa plays with the cat, drawing the crowd by her meowing with the cat, but she completely drowns them out with her roleplay. Kiria even witnesses her, stating that despite Tsubasa's ridiculous idea, believes that she has potential and even inspires her to improve. Her training with the cat gives her an epiphany of devilish charms and her commercial airs with widespread positivity.
Tsubasa's rising popularity has convinced Maiko to plan a solo concert for Tsubasa. Though reluctant, Maiko assures her that her performance up until that point has garnered her not only a lot of fans, but also gave her the skills to pull it off. To clinch the show, Maiko hired Chouten Sawafuji, a platinum-hit songwriter, to create a new song for Tsubasa. Unfortunately during their meeting, Sawafuji immediately declines the offer, still affected by the death of Azusa Maekawa, a legendary idol who died the previous year from a Mirage attack. Kiria previously fought the Mirage, Pheros, and managed to weaken it, but she was unable to finish it, forcing it to retreat. Hearing of Sawafuji's scheduled appearance at Daitou TV, the Mirage Masters enter the Idolasphere there where Pheros has reappeared, now back at full strength. Just her presence alone overwhelms Tsubasa, but Itsuki encourages her, stating that she will become a new legend. Tsuba sings Feel and counters Pheros, leading to a fight. Tsubasa and the others are able to defeat Pheros, putting Azusa to rest.
Sawafuji is touched by her spirit and decides to write her new song; Fly: You're My Wind. Forming her performa with Caeda, the two fortify their bond to fight alongside each other. Tsubasa's solo concert is a smash hit with Sawafuji praising her performance, declaring that she is Azusa's successor and that he would love to write another song for her. Tsubasa thanks Itsuki for his support, but Itsuki admits that it is due to her hard work that she has gotten this far. Nonetheless, Tsubasa asks for Itsuki to continue supporting her as she has become a Sacred Idol.
Tsubasa is an optimistic and kind individual. She frequently seeks to better herself, even though her methods to improve herself can be abnormal or unusual in certain cases. She is friendly to those she has become close to and is polite when talking to others. She shares a close bond with her parents and especially her older sister Ayaha. Much of her earlier motivations came from her desire to find her sister and after their reunion, Tsubasa greatly treasures the time she spends with her sister to recover lost time.
By her own words, Tsubasa suffers from social anxiety and has trouble interacting with new people. She also lacks self-confidence, usually feeling uncomfortable in new situations, especially ones that she feels is embarrassing. She is a little clumsy, stutters and stumbles on words when nervous or flustered, and often thinks out loud.
She has been friends with Itsuki since childhood and has a crush on him, but has yet to admit her feelings. She looks forward to working with him both as a Mirage Master and as an idol. She usually comes to him for advice and input on new situations and greatly values praise coming from him.
She is an avid fan of Kiria Kurono, even expressing excitement that she's breathing the same air that Kiria does when she first arrives at Fortuna Entertainment. However, Tsubasa can barely handle talking to her, let alone being praised.
Since forming a bond with Caeda, the two have become almost like sisters. While Caeda expresses some concern with her clumsiness, she is eager to see Tsubasa grow and the two rely on each other both in the Idolasphere and in the Bloom Garden.
|Command||Session||Passive|| Iron Feather|
|Lance||Skewer||Iron Feather, Steel Feather|
|Lance||Assault Dive||Obelisk, Stingray, Alicorn|
|Lance||Piercing Void||Kaishu Lance, Tonbo-kiri, Tathlum|
|Lance||Javelin Rain||Obelisk +1, Stingray +1, Kartikeya|
|Lance||Hamstring||Steel Feather +1|
|Lance||Horseslayer||Killer Lance +1|
|Lance||Espada||Gradivus||Wyvern Knight only|
|Force||Zan||Wicked Lance, Radiant Lance|
|Force||Zandyne||Sonic Feather +1, Hayanie, Gungnir|
|Force||Mazan||Killer Lance, Hayakaze|
|Force||Mazandyne||Brave Feather, Ame-no-Nuboko, Ethereal Feather|
|Body||Life Drain||Blood Lance|
|Body||Life Leech||Blood Lance +1, Dragoon Lance, Tonbo-kiri|
|Mind||Sexy Dance||Kaishu Yari|
|Recovery||Dia||Radiant Lance||Starting Skill|
|Recovery||Diarama||Sonic Feather, Alicorn|
|Recovery||Diarahan||Hayanie +1, Gungnir, Ame-no-Nuboko|
|Recovery||Media||Silver Feather, Sonic Feather|
|Recovery||Mediarama||Hayanie, Brave Feather|
|Recovery||Mediarahan||Gungnir +1, Karura|
|Recovery||Prayer||Karura +1, Ethereal Feather|
|Recovery||Recarm||Hayakaze, Winged Lance|
|Recovery||Posumundi||Steel Feather, Blood Lance|
|Recovery||Closedi||Alicorn, Kaishu Yari|
|Recovery||Amrita||Kaishu Yari+1, Tathlum|
|Support||Tarukaja||Iron Feather, Obelisk|
|Support||Rakukaja||Wicked Lance +1|
|Support||Sukukaja||Silver Feather, Hayanie, Karura|
|Support||Fog Breath||Dragoon Lance, Gradivus||Wyvern Knight only|
|Support||Concentrate||Kartikeya +1, Tathlum|
|Almighty||Seductive Pose||Only available during Kiria Side Story 3: Kiria in Wonderland|
|Force||Elec-Wind||Steel Feather, Radiant Lance, Hayakaze|
|Force||Sword-Wind||Silver Feather, Stingray|
|Force||Elec-Elwind||Winged Lance||Falcon Knight only|
|Force||Sword-Elwind||Brave Feather||Falcon Knight only|
|Force||Fire-Elwind||Ame-no-Nuboko||Falcon Knight only|
|Lance||Elec-Lunge||Iron Feather, Wicked Lance|
|Lance||Fire-Lunge||Killer Lance, Wicked Lance|
|Lance||Axe-Lunge||Silver Feather +1|
|Lance||Sword-Lunge EX||Dragoon Lance||Wyvern Knight only|
|Lance||Thunder-Lunge EX||Tonbo-kiri||Wyvern Knight only|
|Lance||Fire-Lunge EX||Gradivus||Wyvern Knight only|
|Def Amplify||Tonbo-kiri||Wyvern Knight only|
|Mag Boost||Radiant Lance|
|Res Boost||Killer Lance|
|Spd Boost||Silver Feather|
|Spd Amplify||Brave Feather||Falcon Knight only|
|Mana Gain||Winged Lance||Falcon Knight only|
|Null Poison||Steel Feather|
|Null Sleep||Killer Lance|
|Lance Expertise||Iron Feather +1, Dragoon Lance|
|Wind Expertise||Sonic Feather, Winged Spear|
|Wind Expertise EX||Ethereal Feather|
|Healing Expertise||Radiant Lance +1, Blood Lance|
|Healing Expertise EX||Alicorn +1|
|Null Fire||Gradivus +1||Wyvern Knight only|
|Absorb Force||Ame-no-Nuboko+1||Falcon Knight only|
|Repel Force||Ethereal Feather +1|
|Yasha Soul||Dragoon Lance +1||Wyvern Knight only|
|Sukukaja Bootup||Winged Spear +1, Karura|
|Blessed Wind||Brave Feather +1, Ame-no-Nuboko||Falcon Knight only|
|Dragonseye||Tonbo-kiri +1, Gradivus||Wyvern Knight only|
|Usable out of combat||Traport||Stagerank 1|
|Passive||Gentle Embrace||Stagerank 2|
|Passive||EP Fitness||Stagerank 3|
|Passive||First on the Scene||Stagerank 4 + Treasure chest item in Dungeon 3|
|Passive||Endless Song||Stagerank 6|
|Passive||Open Audition||Stagerank 8|
|Passive||Knock 'em Dead||Stagerank 10 + Treasure chest item in Dungeon 5|
|Passive||Smash Hit||Stagerank 11|
|Passive||Command Repertoire||Stagerank 12|
|Passive||Soaring Girl||Stagerank 13 + Treasure chest item in Dungeon 6|
|Passive||HP Fitness||Stagerank 15|
|Passive||Passive Repertoire||Stagerank 16|
|Passive||Endless Act||Stagerank 17|
|Passive||Fly with the Wind||Stagerank 18|
|Passive||Healthy Relationship||Stagerank 19|
|Passive||Session Repertoire||Stagerank 20|
|Passive||Feel My Voice||During Chapter 1|
|Passive||Feel My Soul||During Chapter 2|
|Passive||Feel My Heart||During Chapter 4|
|Special Performance||Debut Smile||Tsubasa Side Story 1: Opening Your Heart|
|Ad-lib Performance||Tsubasa's Kiss||Tsubasa Side Story 2: Meet-and-Greet Pressure|
|Ad-lib Performance||Fly: You're My Wind||Tsubasa Side Story 3: A Wind Colored Tsubasa|
|Duo Arts||Falling Star||Getting positive affinity with Tsubasa||Itsuki and Tsubasa|
|Duo Arts||Dream☆Catcher||Barry Side Story 2: Troublesome Duo||Tsubasa and Eleonora (Being Almighty, this Duo Art won't prolong Session)|
|Duo Arts||Give Me!||Kiria Side Story 3||Tsubasa and Kiria|
|Special Performance||Aerial Dance||First time creating a Weapon|
|Special Performance||Grand Finale||First Class Change|
- Madcap Idol
- Energetic high schooler and idol, partnered to Caeda. She gives any job her all. Appears in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Encore.
| Mirage Feather|
|A||25px Blade Session 1||-|
|25px Blade Session 2||25px Blade Session 1|
|25px Blade Session 3||25px Blade Session 2|
|B||Chill Spd 1||-|
|Chill Spd 2||Chill Spd 1|
|Chill Spd 3||Chill Spd 2|
|C||Hone Spd 1||-||-|
|Hone Spd 2||Hone Spd 1||-|
|Hone Fliers|| Hone Spd 2 or|
Hone Atk 2
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.
Tsubasa joined Heroes amidst the most common flier combination, the Lance Flier unit. Despite this, Tsubasa comes with tremendous strengths due in part to her blistering 40 neutral Spd and respectable 32 Atk, giving her excellent offensive capabilities. While her physical bulk is low and her magical bulk being passable at best, Tsubasa has major strengths as her mobility makes her especially dangerous when involving her weapon. Tsubasa is best described as a patient unit as she should not be the first unit sent out to battle, mainly due to the abilities of her kit.
Mirage Feather grants her effective damage against Armored and Cavalry units plus an innate +3 Spd boost, brining her neutral Spd to 43. She alongside her fellow Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE entrants introduced a new effect activation, which Mirage Feather carries. If at least one of her allies has already acted, Tsubasa gains +6 Atk/Spd and performs a follow-up attack immediately before her foe can counterattack. With 49 neutral Spd and 54 Atk under this effect, Tsubasa can easily demolish most foes through a powerful double attack before her foe can even retaliate. To further drive the point of making Tsubasa one of the last units sent into battle.
Blade Session grants her even further Atk/Spd based on the number of allies who have already acted when she has initiated combat. She innately gains +3 Atk/Spd and can further gain +3 Atk/Spd for each ally that has acted, capping at +9 Atk/Spd. Under the best conditions, this brings Tsubasa's overall player turn offense to a monstrous 63 Atk and 58 Spd while being unmerged neutral and not considering any other visible or in combat buffs received from allies.
Moonbow ignores 30% of her foe's Def when it activates, giving her a higher damage output. Chill Speed penalizes the foe with the highest Spd by inflicting a -7 Spd visible debuff. Hone Fliers boosts the Atk/Spd of ally flier units adjacent to her at the start of her turn by 6.
Tsubasa is weak to bows as a natural result of being a flier unit. Without her allies, she has no natural bulk, though at best can resist being doubled due to her Spd. However some units like Legendary Alm and Legendary Leif have the means to kill her either through raw power or the default ability to double attack regardless of Spd. Bulky greens can take a hit from her, though most in this category are naturally armored and will take significant damage if she has met her weapon and skill activation requirements. Finally, while tricky to exploit, enemies teams using her can inadvertently use he incorrectly, tremendously reducing her overall damage by making her attack first. While it is an inconsistent exploitation, it she can be properly baited to force her AI to lose a majority of her effect strength.
Tsubasa's starting kit is near flawless, requiring very little changes. Filling her Assist skill with Reposition gives her an excellent ally unit positioning skill that works tremendously on all allies, especially fellow flier under nits. Chill Defense is a far better Skill B as her Spd under full power is going to double over just about every unit in the game, so reducing the def of her bulkiest enemy is a far better means to increase her damage output. Skill C can be replaced with Defense Smoke to further decrease the Def of her foes if not using her on a Flier team.
Tsubasa Oribe - Amrita Girl
- With her devilish charm and "Tsubasa's Kiss", Tsubasa wins the public's heart. The catchphrase becomes one of the most trending topics of the year, and she wins an award for Best Commercial. Her acting abilities on Maho were also highly praised, and she wins more and more roles as the days go by...
Tsubasa Oribe - Sacred Idol
- Thanks to "Fly: You're My Wind," she won various awards starting with Rookie of the Year, and left her name in history as a legendary idol. However, she wasn't satisfied with just that, and continues to work hard during her lessons, aiming for even greater heights.
Tsubasa Oribe is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Tsubasa Oribe appears as a Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. She uses her school uniform artwork as her default, but can be enhanced into her Carnage Form when maxing out her level.
Her given name "Tsubasa" is the Japanese word for wings, referencing the Pegasus Knight class.
- Tsubasa's Carnage Form artwork depicts her wielding the Iron Feather.
- Tsubasa stands at 160 cm (5 feet 3 inches), has a blood type of B, weighs at 50 kgs (110 lbs), and her three sizes are 91B-59W-87H.
- Tsubasa is the only playable character to have more than one performance with other characters.
- The three radiant skills Tsubasa gets access to in the story (Feel My Voice, Feel My Soul and Feel My Heart) are named after lines in her debut song "Feel".
- Tsubasa's role as the title character in the TV show "Sneeze-Detective Maho" shares several key traits with Launch, a character from the Dragon Ball manga and anime. Most specifically, both characters have dual personalities; one amiable and friendly, and the other hostile to the point of violence. The trigger that causes both characters' personalities to shift is sneezing, and the hair color of both characters turns blonde when they assume their more hostile and aggressive personalities.
- Tsubasa, when impersonating the hostile personality, takes out two fake pistols which is another similarity since Launch is very prone in using fireguns in her aggressive state.
- In Fire Emblem Heroes, Tsubasa shares her English voice actress, Kayli Mills, with Thea (from The Binding Blade) and Mareeta (from Thracia 776).
- During the fourth "Choose Your Legends" event for Fire Emblem Heroes, Tsubasa (who was paired up with her Mirage partner Caeda) reached 46th place with 4,410 votes, making her the most popular character from Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE to participate in the poll.
- Tsubasa is ambidextrous. In game, she is seen holding her lance with her right hand, but in other artworks she's depicted holding it with her left hand.
- In an artwork, Tsubasa is incorrectly depicted to be almost as tall as Touma and way taller than Eleonora.
- See main article: Tsubasa Oribe/Gallery.