Birthday: May 27
Home country: Ylisse
Starting class: Lord
Skills: Dual Strike+
Voice: Matthew Mercer (English), Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese)
"The prince of Ylisse and descendant of the Hero-King. While of noble blood, he also leads a militia known as the Shepherds. His strong conviction makes him a fine captain. The most likely to break things. Born on May 27th."
– Barracks Roster Profile
Chrom is one of the main characters in Fire Emblem: Awakening and is the prince of the halidom of Ylisse and the captain of the Shepherds Militia. He is a key character whom you are required to use in every chapter, and if he should die your game will automatically end. He is first seen in Premonition: Invisible Ties in what appears to be a dream or vision of events to come, and again in Prologue: The Verge of History where the story begins. Chrom will be level 1 and will have Falchion and a Vunerary in his inventory. Chrom is the father of Lucina and the potential father of Cynthia, Brady, Kjelle, Inigo, or a male Morgan if married to Sumia, Maribelle, Sully, Olivia, or a female Robin respectively.
At first glance Chrom does not appear or act like a royal. If not for the Brand of the Exalt on his right shoulder you would have never been able to tell he was a prince. He is straightforward and honest, and presents himself casually. He is kind to everyone he meets, even the common folk, and does not care much for formalities. He is quick to help anyone in need, and is trusting of any who can prove themselves in a fight. While this may cause concern to some such as Frederick and Robin, he would prefer it no other way because he believes creating strong bonds are the true strength of any army. Chrom is unflinching in his goals and will do whatever it takes to achieve them. He is also very protective of his two sisters, especially Emmeryn, but will never argue with her final decision.
Behind the voice.
In the English version of the game Chrom is voiced by Matthew Mercer. Although I was not largely familiar with him at the time I was surprised to discover that he did some voices for a few bosses in the World of Warcraft expansions Wrath of the Lich King and Mists of Pandaria (the most notable being Halion the Twilight Destroyer in The Ruby Sanctum and Ming the Cunning in Mogu'Shan Palace). I also found out he voices Leon from Rune Factory 4, a game I absolutely adore. When I first heard him as Chrom in the demo I was a bit hesitant with it as it felt almost too old for him. But as time passed and I got to hear his voice more and now I can't imagine anyone else as Chrom.
In the Japanese version he is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita. Some roles he is best known for is Gintoki from Gintama, and Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Thanks to the voice option in the Extras menu you can swap between the English and Japanese voices so I've gotten to hear a little bit of what he sounds like for Chrom. Unfortunately because I've been playing with the English voices for so long and the fact that my Japanese is severely limited I haven't quite decided whether or not I like his voice for Chrom. Still he hasn't made me want to run screaming so he can't be all that bad. ;)