Great Aether is Ike's Final Smash. It was described by the Dojo as a more powerful version of his Aether. Ike leaps in the air, slashes a character 15 times with his sword aflame, and knocks them downward with a powerful finishing blow, similar to Link's Triforce Slash. Upon impact with the ground, a large explosion knocks any character that happens to be too close away. Stated in Super Smash Bros Brawl: Premier Edition player's guide, Great Aether, "Ike's Final Smash attack looks devastating, but it's really not very powerful compared to other character's final smash attacks." This is somewhat inaccurate, as the attack does about 70% damage; 52% from the attack, 12% in the explosion,and it is included, along with Marth's Critical Hit, in the list of the most powerful Final Smashes in the game. Multiple enemies can be picked up in this attack and, although Ike is invincible during this move, Ike's victims can be attacked by other players along the way down. The full height that the move elevates to the highest point of the stage and particularly stays to the center. At the beginning and middle of the move, Ike yells "Great...AETHERRRR!!" (in the Japanese version, he shouts, "DAI...TEN...KUU!" which can, in fact, be roughly translated to Great Aether. The background noise also makes the Japanese cry sounds like, "I...HATE...YOU!")
Ike's Final Smash--a powered-up version of his signature move, Aether. Ike faces a foe and swings his sword up for a hit, then tosses his sword into the air, performs multiple nasty strikes, and finally unleashes a mighty overhand blow to send his opponent plummeting down. It's a very impressive sight, but if Ike misses with the first upward swing, he can't use the move.
|Ike's Special Moves|
|Side Special||Quick Draw|
|Final Smash||Great Aether|