“A lightning sword. Can be used to attack indirectly.”
—In-game description, Shin Monshō
The Levin Sword (サンダーソード, Sandā sōdo, lit. Thunder Sword) is a magic sword that concurrently appears in several titles across the Fire Emblem Series. When equipped, this sword, similar to a tome being employed by a magic user, allows its wielder to engage both in melee and ranged combat, where he/she summons a single bolt of Thunder to strike a selected target. The sword's various incarnations sees it inflicting magic-based damage only when used from afar, with the exception of Awakening, in which the wielder's Magic stat is always taken into account to determine his/her resultant damage output.
The Levin Sword is a weapon Robin can use in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. It appears in Robin's smash attacks and aerials (except neutral aerial). Alluding to Weapon Durability, the Levin Sword can only be used for a certain amount of hits before it breaks. Once their Levin Sword breaks, Robin will use the standard Bronze Sword in place of those attacks until either a new levin sword respawns or they are KO'd. Its indirect attack properties are represented by Robin's Smash Attacks having extended range due to magic jolts while it's equipped, allowing Robin to use them even when he's a short distance away from the opponent without as much risk of being hit (a property known in the Super Smash Bros. community as a "disjoint").