SSBB.Swords
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Joined 05-20-08, id: 1581438, Profile Updated: 06-13-16
Author has written 13 stories for Super Smash Brothers.

June 11, 2016

The dearth of IkeMarth is driving me mad. HELP.

Work(s) In Progress

11/9/2015 - Indefinite hiatus for reasons.

5/6/2016 - I've returned. Putting words together is hard. :/

6/11/2016 - New piece, aptly titled: "Swords' Desperation Comes To A Head."

6/13/2016 - Rewrote "SI: Stage One" because desperation makes for terribly choppy writing.


Author Info

Hello everyone. Call me Swords. Thank you for reading and visiting my profile. Feel free to contact me at through reviewing or PMing. Ask me questions, submit requests, share headcanons, etc. I absolutely love hearing from readers.

This account is strictly limited to Ike/Marth (IkeMarth, IkexMarth, Aimaru, Mike, etc.) yaoi fanfiction. Be forewarned of my extremely experimental and unbeta'd writing rife with homosexuality, cursing, and adult themes. I work in alternate universes (AUs) and focus on realism smothered in either fluffy whipped cream or melted 80% dark chocolate.

I tend to write in character-specific third-person point-of-view (POV). In other words, "he," "his," or "him" will refer to only one character 99% of the time.

POV Guide

Ike-specific: Stasis, SI: Residual, SI: Knight, Used To Be, SI: Covet, SI: Vices, Fermata

Marth-specific: Deviation, Less Than 0.05, SI: Transfer, SI: Iota-24, Cycles, Ambient, SI: Senescence, SI: Trump Card, SI: Stage One

Roy-specific: Sword Innuendos, SI: Paper Beats Rock, SI: Sign and Date Here

Generic or Alternating: Mechanism, SI: Wiped, Neighborhood Watch, Cheat Code, SI: Melody, Möbius Strip


Trivia (by completion date)

"Mechanism"

  • The first IkeMarth fic on FFnet in the Romance genre when Brawl was introduced in the U.S. in March 2008.
  • "Less Than 0.05"

  • "0.05" or "Five Percent" refers to the p-value of an experiment, which deals with statistical significance.
  • "Used To Be"

  • NOT a death!fic. See "Möbius Strip."
  • "Neighborhood Watch"

  • Contains every playable character from Super Smash Bros. Brawl with a cameo from Super Smash Bros. Melee's Roy.
  • "Cheat Code"

  • The only piece on this account set in canon and Winner of All Badfic Awards.
  • "Möbius Strip"

  • 16 AUs from June 10, 2008 to June 10, 2014 in the order of publication date
  • 1. Mechanism/Deviation; 2. Stasis; 3. Less Than 0.05; 4. Transfer; 5. Residual; 6. Iota-24; 7. Knight; 8. Wiped; 9. Cycles; 10. Sword Innuendos; 11. Used To Be; 12. Neighborhood Watch; 13. Ambient; 14. Melody; 15. Senescence; 16. Covet.
  • Then repeated with different POV.
  • "Stasis"

  • Originally titled "Momentum" before I realized I somehow developed Ike to have none in this fic. Oops.
  • "And lastly, no, I did not give him my virginity in exchange for groceries." (Chapter 5) is an allusion to "Mechanism" (Chapter 3).
  • "Ambient"

  • The only piece written in present-tense.
  • Chapter 1 was written with Ike in mind, but after deliberation, Ike does not actually appear until Chapter 3.
  • "Speculative Impromptu"

  • Iota-24
  • "πρινσ" are the Greek letters that sound out "Prince," which is a nod to Marth's Fire Emblem background, character type and personality, and Machiavellie's "The Prince."

    "πρινσ" also stands for Marth's tabula rasa code: Category-(ι), Sub-category-(a permutation of πρνσ), of which there are 24 possibilities.

  • Wiped
  • Bold-type formatting is Marth's original dialogue from his fight with Ike before his mind was re-written.

    In addition to depicting Ike's thoughts, italicized-type formatting marks the parameters Ike had set for Marth's altered brain map.

    The quotes preceding each section are matched so to demonstrate the efficacy of the thought-reform technology, which could bring about complete 180-degree changes in identity.

  • Trump Card
  • Roles: Marth (King of Swords), Zelda (Queen of Swords), Roy (Jack of Swords), Link (Ace of Swords), Peach (Queen of Coins), Ike (ex-Joker, ex-Ace of Clubs), and Pit is an archer of Swords.

  • Stage One (6/10/2016)
  • Ike is asymptomatic because he has been om-nom-noming on prion-resistant people.

    Before the 6/13/2016 rewrite, the dialogue implied Marth was immune to the neurological zombie-fying disease. How do we know this? Because Ike tried to infect Marth. (To be fair, Ike tries to infect everyone... how else would he know whom he can eat?)


    Related Fanart (for which I will forever be grateful because I cannot draw. At all. THANK YOU.)

    5/4/2016 - I have just learned that FFnet, in fear of spam, does not allow any non-FFnet links. No problem. I'll just type it all out manually. No big deal. :P

    Also, some artists have archived their work, so all links may not work? Let me know if you want your work's recognition removed.

    "Mechanism"

  • ".:Mechanism:." by copperjellyroll - copperjellyroll(dot)deviantart(dot)com/art/Mechanism-443122930
  • "mechanism (ike x marth)" by moeouji - moeouji(dot)deviantart(dot)com/art/mechanism-ike-x-marth-445527141
  • "Neighborhood Watch"

  • "neighbourhood watch" by hassoutobi - hassoutobi(dot)deviantart(dot)com/art/neighbourhood-watch-472233395
  • "SI: Covet"

  • "protect (ike x marth)" by moeouji - moeouji(dot)deviantart(dot)com/art/protect-ike-x-marth-448847333
  • "SI: Trump Card"

  • "Request: Trump Card" by Marth-The-Fabulous - marth-the-fabulous(dot)deviantart(dot)com/art/Request-Trump-Card-476712019
  • "SI: Vices"

  • "Vices" by moeouji - sta(dot)sh/01sq3k52ih3b
  • "SI: Paper Beats Rock"

  • puu(dot)sh/oBTWi/1f7efbbf4e(dot)png by StarlitHorizons
  • Miscellaneous

  • "request - ssbbswords" by moeouji - moeouji(dot)deviantart(dot)com/art/request-ssbbswords-451727330
  • "this happens every morning" by StarlitHorizons - starlithorizons(dot)deviantart(dot)com/art/this-happens-every-morning-459126183
  • "CUDDLINGBOYFRIENDSWWWW" by moeouji - i1155(dot)photobucket(dot)com/albums/p548/nikan2/CUDDLINGBOYFRIENDSWWWW_zpsd275ee23(dot)png
  • puu(dot)sh/oBU1i/ff5ed1883b(dot)png by StarlitHorizons

  • Related Links

    SSBBSwords on deviantART - ssbbswords(dot)deviantart(dot)com

    Sans personal art, unless I accidentally get knocked in the head and forget I can't draw. IkeMarth artists, contact me if convenient. If inconvenient, contact me anyway. ;P

  • "Canon in E Major" 01 - Prelude - ssbbswords(dot)deviantart(dot)com/art/Canon-in-E-Major-01-Prelude-496099923
  • "Canon in E Major" 02 - Six - ssbbswords(dot)deviantart(dot)com/art/Canon-in-E-Major-02-Six-498799518
  • "Canon in E Major" 03 - Up Tilt - ssbbswords(dot)deviantart(dot)com/art/Canon-in-E-Major-03-Up-Tilt-499509016
  • "Canon in E Major" 04 - Dreams - ssbbswords(dot)deviantart(dot)com/art/Canon-in-E-Major-04-Dreams-511144084
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    Interlude by y u m e m i . g a . o k a reviews
    Wherein Marth really surprises Ike and Link gets an unwanted eyeful. Yaoi, IkeMarth, PWP.
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,468 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/31/2014 - Ike, Marth - Complete
    Three Girls, One Computer by freefallin13 reviews
    When Samus, Zelda, and Peach explore the wonders of the internet, it's only a matter of time before they discover SSB fan fiction. One look at the "romance" section, and the girls are on a mission to see if any of it's true. "T" for language/content
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,256 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 8/26/2009 - Published: 8/22/2008
    In the Heat of the Moment by Meicdon13 reviews
    ONESHOT :: While fighting in a mock brawl for Master Hand's new Norfair stage, Ike and Marth fall victim to malfunctioning systems. :: Ike x Marth, Marth x Ike
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,729 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/19/2008 - Ike, Marth - Complete
    Valentine Vexations by Sweet Valentine reviews
    Valentine’s Day. In which Dedede wants Zelda’s heart, Link wants to stab someone, and Zelda just wants to get laid. In desperate times, drastic measures are called for... Pure CRACK. Inspired by A-chana.
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,608 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 19 - Published: 7/14/2008 - Complete
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    Speculative Impromptu reviews
    A collection of speculative fiction drabbles so AU, it hurts. [Ch. 13 AU: Zombie] "The first, ambulant stage, exhibits unsteady stance and gait, decreased muscle control, tremors, and deterioration of speech." -Yaoi, slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 18,062 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/11 - Published: 9/29/2013 - [Ike, Marth]
    Fermata reviews
    He was only checking his reflection en route to the band's rehearsal room. He didn't mean to notice the pianist at all. [Modern AU] -Yaoi, slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,731 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/26/2015 - Published: 4/26/2015 - [Ike, Marth] Pit, Link
    Ambient reviews
    Reality is never quite like the stories told. [Modern AU] –Yaoi, slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,522 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/11/2014 - Published: 3/3/2014 - [Ike, Marth]
    Stasis reviews
    [Momentum] They had been together since birth, separated by three years. Developing a crush on the older boy was probably inevitable, as was keeping it a secret. However, year after year, he found himself unable to grow out of this 'phase.' With maturation at a standstill, his only option was to move and hope for a positive vector. [Modern, age-centric AU] -Yaoi, slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,733 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 8/10/2014 - Published: 4/29/2012 - [Ike, Marth]
    Möbius Strip reviews
    No matter when or where or how, they would be together. [One-shot, Anniversary AU] –Yaoi, slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,815 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/10/2014 - [Ike, Marth] - Complete
    Cheat Code reviews
    Nobody wanted to play team versus mode against Ike and Marth, especially not Link. He had seen MORE than enough of the way Ike tended to level the playing field-in all senses of the phrase. [One-shot, crack parody] –Yaoi, slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Parody/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,727 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/28/2014 - [Ike, Marth] - Complete
    Neighborhood Watch reviews
    Just because they lived together did not mean they were doing the dirty behind closed doors. The inhabitants of this town needed to get their heads out of the gutter. [One-shot, Modern SSBB AU] -Yaoi, slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,933 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/25/2013 - [Ike, Marth] - Complete
    Used To Be reviews
    With a gun trained right between his eyes, he couldn't help but wonder, for just one second, how he was supposed to know he was sleeping with the crime syndicate's equivalent of royalty. [One-shot, mafia AU] –Yaoi, slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,673 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/15/2013 - [Ike, Marth] - Complete
    Sword Innuendos reviews
    "Roy, we all have swords and spend an inordinate amount of time sparring. What makes you think Ike and Marth are doing anything different?" Something was amiss and Roy couldn't quite put his finger on it. Suffice to say, Pit and Link were no help. [One-shot, sword-fighting academy AU] –Implied yaoi, slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,600 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/8/2013 - [Ike, Marth] Roy - Complete
    Cycles reviews
    Sure, he looked calm and unaffected, but beneath all that composure and sophistication, he was just another person secretly in love with some guy walking a dog. [One-shot, Modern AU] -Yaoi, slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,953 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/21/2013 - [Ike, Marth] - Complete
    Less Than Five Percent reviews
    How likely is it that one finds his significant other without any help? An ordinary depiction of an extraordinary phenomenon. [One-shot, Modern AU] –Yaoi, Slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,535 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/18/2013 - [Ike, Marth] - Complete
    Deviation reviews
    He found it hard to believe. For once, he seemed like the sexual deviant in the relationship. [One-shot, post-Mechanism AU] –Yaoi,slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,336 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/25/2009 - [Ike, Marth] - Complete
    Mechanism reviews
    As a graduate student, Marth never wondered if there was anything other than academics & work. As a junior working part-time at the coffeeshop, Ike wondered why he kept staring at that student every Friday morning. [Modern, College AU] -Yaoi,Slash: Ike/Marth-
    Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,317 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 1/4/2009 - Published: 6/10/2008 - [Ike, Marth] - Complete