Roy did not star in a game before Melee. Although Fire Emblem: FÅ«in no Tsurugi (Fire Emblem: Binding Blade) is where Roy held a starring role, the game came out March 29th 2002, while Melee was released November 21st, 2001 in Japan. Roy was put into Melee to promote FÅ«in no Tsurugi's release in Japan, and was originally intended to be an exclusive character to the Japanese region.
Contributed by weegeechan
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