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Characters introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragons and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Main and Playable Characters

Prince Marth of Altea (Mars)

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The prince and heir of the kingdom of Altea, and the hero of most of the Akaneia games. Exiled to Talys in the beginning of the War of Shadows after his father was betrayed by former ally Gra, Marth united the forces of Altea, Aurelis and Akaneia to rise up against Dolhr and kill the revived Medeus. Three years later, he clashed head-on with the mad Emperor Hardin of Akaneia in the War of Heroes In time, Akaneia would come to be united under his rule as the War of Heroes took its toll on the rulers of other nations, and he would go down in history as the legendary Star Lord and Hero King; thousands of years later, his descendants are the royal family of Iris, including Krom, Emelina, Liz and Lucina.

 Class: Lord (most appearances), Star Lord (Awakening DLC and Spot Pass)

Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese, OVA and all versions of Super Smash Bros), Ai Orikasa (Japanese, OVA [child]), Spike Spencer (English, OVA)

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Frey

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A knight of Altea. During Marth's escape, Frey volunteered himself as a decoy to lure the invading Gra/Grust army away from Marth and was seemingly killed. In New Mystery of the Emblem, it was revealed that he was left for dead by the invading army and, after recovering from amnesia, reunites with Marth after the War of Darkness.

 Class: Cavalier

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Abel

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A knight of Altea and close friend of Cain, known as the Black Panther. He was one of the retinue of Altean knights who aided Marth in escaping Altea and accompanied him in his Talys exile. He fell in love with Est after the War of Darkness, and retired early from the army to run a shop with Est. Unfortunately, Abel was later forced to fight against his prince and country in the second war, although he can be persuaded to rejoin again after speaking to either Marth or Est.

 Class: Cavalier (FE1, FE11), Paladin (FE3, FE12)

Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese, OVA), Bryan Bounds (English, OVA)

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Cain (Kain)

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A knight of Altea and close friend of Abel, known as the Great Bull. At the onset of the War of Shadows, he fought in the battle at Gra in which King Cornelius was killed, and was sent back to bring Marth the king's last words; he then accompanied the prince in his exile to Talys.

 Class: Cavalier

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese, OVA), Kyle Stuadvant (English, OVA)

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Jagen (Jeigan)

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A veteran knight of Altea. He acts as Marth's guardian and is one of the people Marth turns to for guidance. After the War of Shadows, he retired from active service as a knight and instead took up the position of Marth's advisor.

 Class: Paladin

Voiced by: Seizo Kato (Japanese, OVA), John Swasey (English, OVA)

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  • Ascended Extra: In FE1/FE11 he was just a character who had a few lines (though the same goes for most characters in those games). In FE3/FE12, he's now an important NPC and Marth's tactician.
  • Badass Grandpa: Moreso in story than ingame, though he can have his uses early on.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Crutch Character: He was formerly the trope namer for this, and among the fandom continues to name, define and exemplify it as an archetype. A villager in Shadow Dragon lampshades it.
  • Demoted to Extra: Though he played a much more prominent role in the sequel's story as Marth's advisor, he's still one of a handful of characters from Dark Dragon/Shadow Dragon to not be playable at all in New Mystery. Oddly, he still wears full armour as if he would be.
  • Fountain of Expies: As the progenitor of the "Jeigan Archetype".
  • Old Retainer: He's served Marth for a long time.
  • Old Soldier
  • The Paladin: In Name Only.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name was widely translated as Jeigan before the game officially made it out of Japan. This has led to an interesting quirk in the fandom - calling Jagen himself by the name Jagen is now near-universal, but the archetype he started is still generally called "Jeigan".
  • Spikes of Heroism: Seriously, you could kill several men at once on those shoulderspikes.
  • The Strategist: In Book 2, which he actually does very well at.
  • 24-Hour Armor: For some reason, he still wears his full battle armour while serving as Marth's tactician, despite being unable to fight himself.

Gordin (Gohdon, Gorden)

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An archer in the service of Altea and a friend of Draug's. During Marth's escape at the onset of the War of Shadows, he was captured by the enemy and disguised as one of their soldiers as a trap, but is saved by Marth and accompanies him in his exile to Talys. After the war, he moves to Akaneia to train under Jeorge, and later serves as an inspiration to his younger brother Raian.

 Class: Archer

Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese, OVA), Kurt Stoll (English, OVA)

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Draug (Dohga)

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Draug is an armoured knight in the service of Altea. At the onset of the War of Shadows, he prepares a ship to allow Marth and his cohort to escape Altea, and is shown to be friendly towards the new recruit Norne.

 Class: Knight

Voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawazu (Japanese, OVA), Jason Lee (English, OVA)

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Norne (Norn)

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A volunteer soldier who joins Marth as he is fleeing Altea. She appears to befriend Draug and Gordin and is an old childhood friend of Chris.

 Class: Archer

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Princess Caeda of Talys (Shiida, Sheeda)

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Caeda is the pure-hearted princess of Talys, trained as a pegasus knight. She is a childhood friend of Marth, the two having grown up together. She joins Marth in his quest, staying by his side most of the time and is also responsible for recruiting various people, including Castor, Nabarl, Roger, Jake, and Lorenz. After the War of Shadows, she becomes Marth's fiancée, but the two don't get around to marrying until after the War of Heroes.

 Class: Pegasus Knight

Voiced by: Sakura Tange (Japanese, OVA), Kim Sevier (English, OVA)

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Wrys (Riff)

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Wrys is a healer from Talys who joins Marth to defend his nation from the pirates.

 Class: Curate

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Ogma (Oguma)

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Ogma is a hard-edged mercenary who leads the mercenary trio Barst, Bord and Cord. He was a gladiator at first and was drafted to the Talysian army when Caeda stopped several people from punishing him after he aided in Samto's escape. Ogma then dedicated his life to being the princess's bodyguard and was eventually handpicked as the guard of both her and Marth during the latter's quest.

 Class: Mercenary

Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (Japanese, OVA), Rob Mungle (English, OVA)

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Barst (Barts)

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Barst is one of the three axe fighters in the Talys mercenary group. Like the two of his fellow axe-wielding mercenaries, Bord and Cord, he is under the command of Ogma.

 Class: Fighter

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Japanese, OVA), Charles Campbell

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  • An Axe to Grind
  • Heroic Neutral: In New Mystery of the Emblem. After the War of Darkness, he retired from being a mercenary and just wished to live peacefully as a lumberjack. During the War of Heroes, one of his fellow mercenaries (either Ogma, Cord, or Bord) convince him to fight alongside Marth once again.
  • Jack of All Stats: Could be considered the axe wielding counterpart to Ogma, and has the most balanced growths and starting stats compared to Bord and Cord.
  • Put on a Bus: Didn't appear in the second book of Mystery of the Emblem. This was remedied in Heroes of Light and Shadow.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Lampshaded in New Mystery.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Bord (Saji)

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Bord is a Talys mercenary under Ogma. After the war, he becomes a woodcutter renowned for his skill.

 Class: Fighter

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Cord (Maji)

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Cord is a Talys mercenary under Ogma. After the war, he becomes a woodcutter renowned for his speed.

 Class: Fighter

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  • An Axe to Grind
  • Art Evolution: He was slowly visually differentiated from Bord as more Akaneia games were released.
  • Put on a Bus: Didn't appear in the second book of Mystery of the Emblem. This was remedied in Heroes of Light and Shadow.
  • You All Look Familiar: Lampshaded in New Mystery. If you recruit Barst with Cord, the former mistakes him for Bord at first.

Castor (Kashim)

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Castor is a hunter from Talys who was forced to leave his home and work with bandits and pirates to pay for the money needed to tend to both his sickly mother and many siblings. During the War of Shadows, Caeda convinces him to join Marth's army and promises to pay for his mother's medicine. By the time of Mystery of the Emblem, however, Castor has become a swindler, playing up his pitiful act and his mother's illness to gain more money.

 Class: Hunter

Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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  • All There in the Manual: The developer's notes revealed that after the War of Shadows, Castor returned home only to find that one of his younger sisters sold herself into slavery to pay for the family's needs, and thus Castor tracked her down to Port Warren, where he found her left dead in a back ally. After this, Castor vowed to make enough money to sure this never would happen to his siblings again, leading him to become the swindler he is during Mystery of the Emblem.
  • The Archer
  • Bow and Sword In Accord: upon promotion
  • Dead Little Sister
  • Only in It For the Money: A more sympathetic example than most, however.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Darros (Daros)

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A pirate who grew sick of the lifestyle and sought to join Marth's army as soon as he heard Marth was in the area.

 Class: Pirate (FE1, FE11), Berserker (FE12)

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  • An Axe to Grind
  • The Atoner: Implied in support conversations with My Unit.
  • The Berserker: In New Mystery.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Pirate: A Type 2 that wanted to escape the Type 1 lifestyle.
  • Put on a Bus: Didn't appear in the second book of Mystery of the Emblem. This was remedied in Heroes of Light and Shadow.
  • What Could Have Been: He along with Wrys, Jake, Roger, Beck, and to a lesser extent Gotoh were meant to return as playable characters in the SNES remake but were scrapped during development.


Julian

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A thief who was part of the Soothsires, but betrayed them to save Lena, and joins Marth's army alongside her. In Mystery of the Emblem, he and Lena are living together, but he is forced back into the fight after she is kidnapped.

 Class: Thief

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese, OVA), Brett Weaver (English, OVA)

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Lena (Rena)

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A noblewoman and cleric from Medon who was raised in Grust and is an acquaintance of Camus. Originally chosen to wed Prince Michalis of Medon, she ran away from Medon and was eventually captured by the Soothsires. However, one of the Soothsires, Julian, freed her, and together they joined Marth's army. In Mystery of the Emblem, she starts an orphanage in Medon with Julian and her new apprentice Malliesia, but is kidnapped by Gharnef.....

 Class: Cleric (FE1, FE11), Bishop (FE3, FE12)

Voiced by: Michiko Neya (Japanese, OVA and BS Fire Emblem), Tiffany Grant (English, OVA)

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Nabarl (Navarre)

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A stoic swordfighter known as the Crimson Fencer who is often found fighting alongside bandits. He seems to hold himself to a moral code of never harming women or children. In Mystery of the Emblem, he appears protecting the dancer Feena. He appears to know Ogma, but how they met is currently unknown.

 Class: Mercenary (FE1, FE3), Myrmidon (FE11, FE12)

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese, OVA), Shinichiro Ohta (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem), Aaron Krhon (English, OVA)

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Merric (Marich)

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An Altean nobleman and childhood friend of Marth and Elice. He has spent years in Khadein training in magic under Wendell, and is the current holder of the Excalibur spell. In Mystery of the Emblem, he is cornered by his rival Ellerean, but is saved by Marth and Wendell.

 Class: Mage

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Matthis (Machis)

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Lena's brother, a lowly soldier of Medon forced to fight against Marth's army under penalty of death if he refuses. In Mystery of the Emblem, he pretty much serves the same role, only now as a soldier of the Medon rebel army.

 Class: Cavalier

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Prince Hardin of Aurelis

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The younger brother of the King of Aurelis, and leader of its resistance against Dolhr. Hardin is in love with Princess Nyna of Akaneia, but seems to be unaware of her feelings for Camus. After joining with Marth's army, Hardin quickly befriends the young lord.

 Class: Cavalier (FE1, FE11), Emperor (FE3, FE12)

Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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Wolf

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Hardin's right hand man, and is fiercely loyal to him. After the war, Wolf becomes the captain of the newly formed Wolfguard and continues to serve Hardin even after his fall into madness.

 Class: Horseman

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Sedgar (Zagaro)

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A Knight of Aurelis and the right hand man to Wolf. After the war, he joins the newly-formed Wolfguard, and after the events of Mystery of the Emblem, succeeds Wolf as leader.

 Class: Horseman

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Roshea (Roshe)

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A Knight of Aurelis under Hardin. After the war, he joins the Wolfguard, but spends some time in Altea first. In Mystery of the Emblem, he is the first (and in the original, only) of the Wolfguard to defect and join Marth's army.

 Class: Cavalier (FE1, FE11), Paladin (FE3, FE12)

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  • Bishonen
  • Defector From Decadence: In Mystery of the Emblem. Starts the chain for the other Wolfguard members to do the same in New Mystery.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Though Roshea is the only member of Wolfguard who wonders if Hardin is himself.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Roshea is young and has pink/purple hair and armor. But in some versions of the game, he's one of the best cavaliers.

Vyland (Biraku)

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A Knight of Aurelis under Hardin. After the war, he joins the Wolfguard. He seems to be one of the more sensible members of the group.

 Class: Cavalier (FE1, FE11), Paladin (FE3, FE12)

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Wendell

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A sage of Khadein and the teacher of Merric and Ellerean. He dislikes war, but is forced to fight against his will.

 Class: Sage

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  • Cool Old Guy
  • Crutch Character: Can be considered the magical version of the Jeigan archetype.
  • Fan Nickname: Either "Windell" or "The Pope", the 2nd one for obvious reasons if you look at his portrait.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Apparently, he has no love for war, but for some reason in FE 11 he will attack you by default until you talk to him with Marth or Merric. This was changed in FE 3 book 1, where he was found in a prison cell. In FE 1, he would go up to Marth and talk with him.
  • Martial Pacifist: Does not like war, as stated above. However, he will fight if he has to.
  • Squishy Wizard

Rickard (Ricard, Ricardo)

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A stray thief who is friends with Julian.

 Class: Thief

Voiced by: Kazue Ikura (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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Athena

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A woman who was saved from drowning by a group of Akaneian villagers. In order to repay their kindness, she vows to save the village's children from the pirates in the area. After working with Marth to defeat the pirates, she insists that he let her in his army. In New Mystery, she can appear in the prologue helping to train the new recruits, and later appears after being ambushed by Kleine.

 Class: Myrmidon

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Bantu (Banutu)

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An elderly Manakete who serves under Gotoh. He is the one who unsealed Tiki and raised her as they traveled the world.

 Class: Manakete

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Caesar (Seazer)

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A mercenary from Port Warren who joins Marth's army alongside Radd. He reappears in New Mystery, being forced to fight against Marth due to his sister being held hostage by the enemy.

 Class: Mercenary

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Radd (Radei, Raddy)

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A swordfighter from Port Warren who joins Marth's army alongside Caesar. After the war, he laid down his sword for a woman, implied in New Mystery to be Caesar's sister. Like Caesar, Radd is forced to fight against Marth after she is taken hostage.

 Class: Mercenary (FE1), Myrmidon (FE11, FE12)

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  • Bishonen
  • Heroes Prefer Swords
  • Magikarp Power: He is pretty good if you want to use him, though he has such horrible base stats that it is hard to train him.
  • Put on a Bus: Didn't appear in the second book of Mystery of the Emblem. This was remedied in Heroes of Light and Shadow.

Roger

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A knight of Grust who is recruited by Caeda flirting with him. He later appears in New Mystery, still with a crush on Caeda.

 Class: Knight

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Jeorge (Jorjue, George)

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A Akaneian nobleman and one of the finest archers in the land. He joins Marth's army after hearing of his alliance with Princess Nyna and later becomes a mentor to the Altean archer Gordin.

 Class: Sniper

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Princess Maria of Medon

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The youngest princess of Medon, who was taken hostage at a young age by her own brother in order to get her sister Minerva to fight. She is later rescued by Marth, allowing Minerva and her Whitewings to safely defect from Medon. Mystery of the Emblem reveals that after Michalis was defeated by Minerva, Maria prayed for him and restored him back to life. In response, when she is captured by Gharnef, Michalis risked (and depending on the version, gave) his life to save her.

 Class: Cleric (FE1, FE11), Bishop (FE3, FE12)

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Princess Minerva of Medon (Minerba)

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The elder princess of Medon and leader of the Whitewings. Reluctant to fight with Doluna, Minerva is forced to do so after her sister Maria is taken hostage. Minerva later sends Catria to Marth in order to persuade him to free Maria and later defects after learning of Maria's safety. According to Mystery of the Emblem, she is the one who fights against and defeats Michalis later in the war. During the events of Mystery itself, Minerva is crowned queen of Medon, but is overthrown by a group of knights led by Rucke, but is saved by Michalis and later reunites with Marth.

 Class: Dracoknight

Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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Linde (Linda, Rinda)

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A noblewoman of Khadein and the daughter of Miloah, capable of using his Aura spell. After her father was killed by Gharnef, she disgused herself as a boy and escaped, but was later captured by slave traders. After being saved by Marth, she joins his army. After the war, she is made a noble of Akaneia by Nyna (who also takes her in as an apprentice), and is later entrusted to get the Fire Emblem to Marth during the events of Mystery of the Emblem.

 Class: Mage

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Jake (Jeik)

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A Ballistician from Grust who is in love with Anna. He and Anna would later travel to distant lands like Jugdral and Elibe. In New Mystery, he replaces a lone enemy Berserker.

 Class: Ballistician (FE1, FE11), Warrior (FE12)

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For Jake's tropes, see his section here.

Midia

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A Knight of Akaneia and the lover of Astram. She is taken prisoner by Dolhr in Akaneia castle, but is later saved by Marth. In Mystery of the Emblem, she tried to rebel against the corrupted Hardin, but is again captured and rejoins once she's freed.

 Class: Paladin

Voiced by: ?? (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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  • Faux Action Girl: Got captured in the same place twice, though to be fair this IS Hardin we're talking of.
  • Lady of War: In the main games, at least character wise. However, in BS Fire Emblem, she acts much more crude.
  • Plucky Girl: During the fall of Pales, when the group was all but defeated, she attempted to strike down Camus. Just to be clear: after being defeated, she tried to kill Camus. Say what you will, but gal's got quite the guts.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Dolph (Tomth)

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A Knight of Akaneia who was imprisoned alongside Midia, Boah, Tomas, and his lookalike Macellan. After the war, he leaves the Akaneian Army as a rejection of Hardin becoming King. During the War of Heroes, he travelled to Altea to assist Marth in reclaiming the castle.

 Class: Knight (FE1, FE11), General (FE12)

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Macellan (Mishelan)

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A Knight of Akaneia who was imprisoned alongside Midia, Boah, Tomas, and his lookalike Dolph. After the war, he forms a band of watchmen near the border. During the War of Heroes, he travelled to Altea to assist Marth in reclaiming the castle.

 Class: Knight (FE1, FE11), General (FE12)

Voiced by: ?? (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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Tomas (Thormas)

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A knight of Akaneia who was imprisoned alongside Midia, Boah, Dolph, and his lookalike Macellan. After the war, he leaves the Akaneian Army, but comes to Marth's assistance in Gra during the War of Heroes. He uses a bow.

 Class: Archer (FE1, FE11), Sniper (FE12)

Voiced by: ?? (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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Boah (Boha)

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The Advisor to the Akaneian royal family, who was taken prisoner alongside the Akaneian Knights. In Mystery of the Emblem, he pressures Nyna into marrying Hardin, and is later killed defending Nyna from Hardin.

 Class: Bishop

Voiced by: Koji Yada (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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Horace (Horus)

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A Knight of Akaneia forced to fight for Doluna after the people of Akaneia were taken hostage. He is ultimately spared by Marth's army and pardoned by Nyna, to whom he swears devotion towards. He later appears in New Mystery fighting off Roro and his clones.

 Class: General

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Beck

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 Class: Ballistician (FE1, FE11), Horseman (FE12)

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  • The Archer: A Ballista type archer in Shadow Dragon and an actual archer in New Mystery.
  • Bow and Sword In Accord: In New Mystery of the Emblem.
  • Horse Archer: Also in New Mystery of the Emblem.
  • Heel Face Turn: Sort of. He fought Marth's army at Castle Deil and after his defeat, decided to join him during the battle with Grust's Wooden Cavalry.
  • Put on a Bus: Didn't appear in the second book of Mystery of the Emblem. This was remedied in Heroes of Light and Shadow.
  • Palette Swap: Of Jake's portrait in the NES game.
  • Siege Engines
  • What Could Have Been: He along with Jake, Darros, Wrys, Roger, and to a lesser extent Gotoh were meant to return as playable characters in the SNES remake but were scrapped during development.

Astram (Astria)

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A Akaneian mercenary and Midia's lover. Originally hired to fight for Doluna, he is convinced to defect by his girlfriend. In Mystery of the Emblem, he serves as one of Hardin's generals and wields the Mercurius, but is later convinced to defect by Jeorge.

 Class: Hero

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Palla (Paola)

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Palla is the oldest of the three Whitewing sisters, and is Minerva's second in command. Originally forced to fight for Doluna, Palla and her sisters are later able to defect after Maria was resuced. During the war, she develops a crush on Abel. After the war, she and Catria are forced to travel to the foreign continent of Barencia in order to save Est, getting involved with the war there and serving under Cellica. In Mystery of the Emblem, she joins Marth's army after Minerva is overthrown in Rucke's rebellion, and vows to help Julian and Minerva save Lena and Maria.

 Class: Pegasus Knight

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Catria (Katua)

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Catria is the middle child of the three Whitewing sisters. Like her sisters, she was forced to fight for Doluna prior to Maria's rescue, and later join's Marth's army. During the war, she appears to develop a crush on Marth. After the war, she and Palla travelled to the foreign continent of Barencia in order to save Est, getting involved with the war there and serving under Cellica. During the events of Mystery of the Emblem, she joins with Marth's army after rebellion breaks out in Medon.

 Class: Pegasus Knight

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Arran (Aran, Alan)

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A knight living in an Altean village which is opposed to Samson's village. It is revealed in New Mystery that he once served under a different kingdom, but became disillusioned when he was ordered to put down a peasant rebellion caused by a bad winter's harvest. He left his lord and wandered the land looking for the true meaning of Knighthood, eventually settling in the Altean army. During Mystery of the Emblem, he falls ill, but continues to fight in order to maintain his honor as a knight.

 Class: Paladin

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Samson

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An Altean mercenary living in a village that is opposed to Arran's village. After the events of Shadow Dragon, he was hired by Princess Sheema of Gra as a bodyguard and eventually fell in love with her.

 Class: Hero

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Xane (Cheine, Chainy)

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A mysterious youth with the ability to transform and take the appearance of anyone he pleases. He joins Marth after being saved from the Doluna army, although it is implied he was actually sent by Gotoh to keep an eye on Marth and later Tiki. He is one of the few surviving Divine Dragons, who lost the ability to take dragon form following the battle with the Earth Dragons centuries ago. Unlike Gotoh, Xane grew to hate humanity due to how they were treating dragonkind, to the point that he sympathized with the dragons who formed the Doluna Empire. Despite this, he continues to serve Gotoh loyally, and seems to have taken a liking to Marth.

 Class: Chameleon

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Etzel

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A sorcerer from Akaneia who lost his wife Ursula during the war with Doluna, and is forced to fight for them in exchange for her ring. After the ring is recieved, he happliy joins Marth's army. After the war, he travelled the world and appears to have settled in Khadein by the time of New Mystery of the Emblem.

 Class: Sorceror

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Est

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The youngest of the Whitewing siblings. Like her sisters, she was forced to fight for Dolhr due to Maria being captive. After Maria was saved, Est manages to steal the legendary sword Mercurius from Dolhr and joins Marth's army. After the war, she is captured by pirates and ends up getting involved with a whole other war in Barensia, serving under Cellica with her sisters. In Mystery of the Emblem, she weds Abel, only for her to be taken hostage by Akaneia in order to get Abel to fight Marth.

 Class: Pegasus Knight

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  • Ascended Extra: She's one of the only two characters to be playable in all six Archanea/Valencia Fire Emblem titles, if one counts the four BS Fire Emblem chapters as one game; the other is Catria.
  • Blade on a Stick
  • But Now I Must Go: Disappears after Mystery of the Emblem, though we never learn why.
  • Distressed Damsel / Badass in Distress: Twice, no less! She was first kidnapped by pirates and ended up in Barensia, prompting Palla and Catria to follow her there. Then, back in Akaneia, Eibel captures her to force Abel to do his bidding.
  • Fountain of Expies: She, Catria, and Est are the progenitors of the archetype of the Pegasus Knight trio who, when together, can initiate a Triangle Attack. Additionally, Est alone is the progenitor of the "Est Archetype" - a unit, often young and/or female, who joins the player at a very low level late in the game, but has fantastic growths and is capable of becoming an excellent unit if the player takes the time to do so.
  • Genki Girl
  • Magikarp Power: Moreso in the original games than the remakes, though.
  • Rose-Haired Girl
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Tiki (Chiki)

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A Divine Dragon girl who traveled the world with her "uncle" Bantu, but was captured and brainwashed by Gharnef. After being freed from the spell by Bantu, Tiki joins the Altean army and takes a liking to Marth. She is the daughter of Naga, the God-king of the Divine Dragons, who gave his life to seal her away due to her massive power. Eventually, Bantu took pity on her, and unsealed her and raised her. During the events of Mystery, she is put back to sleep by Gotoh, who is afraid she might go feral, but is allowed to be reawakened after Marth restores the Starsphere and claims the Lifesphere and Geosphere.

 Class: Manakete

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For Tiki's tropes, see her section here.

Lorenz (Rolence, Lawrence)

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A respected general of Grust and a close friend of King Mostyn of Talys. Unlike Camus, Lorenz opposed Grust fighting alongside Dolhr, but complied due to his loyalty. When Marth's army does battle with him and Camus, Mostyn's daughter Caeda convinces him to fight alongside them. After the war, he is made regent to Prince Yubello and Princess Yumina; however, in Mystery of the Emblem, he is betrayed by Akaneia and starts a rebellion in order to protect the royal siblings from Lang. However, by the time Marth reaches him, he is too wounded to carry on and dies after entrusting Marth with the fate of the children.

 Class: General

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Ymir (Hymir)

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A large man from Grust who is treated as a monster due to his size. Ymir eventually found a village who accepted him for who he is, but the villagers came under attack by the army of Grust. Ymir fights to protect the villagers, but is later convinced by Marth that they should work together.

 Class: Warrior

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Princess Elice of Altea (Ellis)

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Marth's older sister and the princess of Altea. When Doluna first invaded, Elice stayed behind so that Marth and his allies could escape. She survives, but is captured by Gharnef so that he could use her to use the Aum Staff. After Gharnef's defeat, Elice reunites with Marth and aides him with the power of the Aum. In Mystery of the Emblem, she is captured by Akaneia after they invade Altea to be used as a sacrifice for Medeus's resurrection alongside Lena, Maria, and Nyna, but is ultimately saved from Medeus by Merric.

 Class: Cleric (FE1, FE11), Bishop (FE3, FE12)

Voiced by: Sumi Shimamoto (Japanese, OVA), Amanda Winn-Lee (English, OVA)

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Nagi

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A mysterious woman with amnesia who resembles Tiki, she's found sleeping in a coffin atop a tower in another dimension. She is awakened by Marth, who was sent there by Gotoh to make up for a lost Falchion and a dead Tiki, and gives a weaker version of the Falchion. She later joins his army in the final battle against Medeus, insisting that she has something she needs to finish. She disappears shortly after the war ends, only to reappear in New Mystery when Medeus threatens to revive again.

 Class: Manakete

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Gotoh (Gato)

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A legendary magic user known as the White Sage, he was the founder of Khadein and the master of Gharnef and Linde's father Miloah. He became disillusioned with humanity after Gharnef betrayed him and killed Miloah. He eventually becomes a guide to Marth, whose actions restore his faith. He creates Starlight from the Starsphere and Lightsphere in order to defeat Gharnef and personally joins Marth's army in the final battle against Medeus.

Gotoh is one of the surviving Divine Dragons, who lost the ability to take dragon form after the battle with the Earth Dragons centuries ago. Following Naga's dying wish, Gotoh watched over humanity during this time. During the events of Mystery, Gotoh orders Marth to recover the five spheres and reveals to him the truth about the Falchion and the Fire Emblem, originally known as the Shield of Seals.

 Class: Bishop (FE1), Sage (FE11)

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Notable NPCS

Malledus (Morodof)

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Marth's elderly tactician and advisor. Malledus was also the former confidant to Marth's late father, King Cornelius. During the game, he explains to Marth the events of the war where Marth's ancestor, Anri, fought Medeus.

 Class: Bishop (in cutscenes)

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  • Cool Old Guy
  • Fountain of Expies: After FE 1 there's always been a tactician/advisor/strategist in the army or kingdom that gives advice to the main character. Only recently did they double as playable characters.
  • Put on a Bus: Is not seen at all in book II of Mystery of the Emblem due to being ill.
  • The Strategist: The first in the entire series.

Princess Nyna of Akaneia (Niena, Nina)

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The Princess of Akaneia and last living member of the Akaneia royal family. Spared and protected from Doluna by Camus, Nyna fell in love with him and eventually convinced him to help her escape. Afterwards, she joined with Hardin and later Marth and guided them throughout the war.

After the War of Shadows and upon succeeding the throne of Akaneia, she is pressured into marrying Hardin by Boah despite still loving Camus: Hardin's conflict over this indirectly led to his corruption by the Darksphere. Before she was captured by Gharnef, Nyna managed to send her apprentice Linde and the Fire Emblem to Marth and sent a letter to Hardin's brother detailing his "illness". She and three other girls are used as Barrier Maidens for Medeus, but Nyna is ultimately saved by the masked knight Sirius.

 Class: Bishop

Voiced by: Michiko Neya (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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King Mostyn of Talys

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Mostyn is the first King of Talys, who united the island tribes. He is the father of Caeda and is friends with Lorenz of Grust. He hid Marth in Talys after his flight from Altea, and was rescued by him when pirates under Gazzak attacked the castle.

 Voiced by: ?? (Japanese, OVA), Phil Ross (English, OVA)

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  • No Name Given: He is just referred to as the King of Talys ingame; only developer notes confirm his name as Mostyn.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Reasonable enough to lend his mercenary troops to Marth.

King of Aurelis

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The older brother of Hardin, who has entrusted his younger brother with defending the nation due to his poor health. During Mystery of the Emblem, at first he trusted and supported Hardin until he received a letter from Nyna describing Hardin's condition. Afterwards, he personally traveled to the front lines to stop the Wolfguard from fighting with Altea.



Bandits

Gazzak

 Class: Pirate

Voiced by: ?? (Japanese, OVA), Brian Granveldt (English, OVA)

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Gomer

 Class: Pirate

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Reynard (Hyman)

 Class: Fighter

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Bathys

 Class: Pirate

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Gra

King Jiol of Gra

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The corrupted King of Gra who sided with Dolhr out of fear, then betrayed and personally invaded former closest-ally Altea. He is eventually killed by Marth's army. After the war, his daughter Sheema was instated as ruler.

 Class: General

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Gra Captain

A captain from Gra.

 Class: Cavalier

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Medon (Macedon, Macedonia)

King Michalis of Medon (Misheil)

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The King of Medon. He killed his own father to gain the throne, due to continuing tension between them and a rumor spreaded by Gharnef that he was planning to choose Minerva over him. Michalis immedeately makes his little sister Maria a hostage so that Minerva would fight for him. Although he serves Dolhr, he secretly planned to betray them alongside Camus, but the plan never came to fruition and eventually Michalis was struck down by Minerva.

In Mystery of the Emblem, it is revealed that he survived the battle, badly wounded, living only because Maria constantly prayed for him. After Maria was kidnapped by Gharnef, Michalis attempted to rescue her by aiding Minerva and stealing the Starlight tome from Gharnef, but was wounded in the process. In the original Mystery, he dies from his wounds after passing Starlight to Marth, but in New Mystery, it is possible for him to survive and join Marth's army.

 Class: Dracoknight

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Bentheon

 Class: Cavalier

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Merach

 Class: Knight

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  • Beard of Evil: Though evil might be pushing it here.
  • Gonk: The man looks like a bear. Though he is less ugly-looking in the remake.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Possibly, as he was guarding the castle under Minerva's orders.

Emereus

 Class: General

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  • Bad Boss: Implied, as he refers to his soldiers as idiots in his battle quote.
  • Gonk: While kind of ugly looking in Shadow Dragon (well, more wrinkly due to older age, possibly), he was far more hideous looking in FE 3 book 1.
  • Mighty Glacier

Orridyon

 Class: Paladin

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Grust (Grunia)

King Ludwik of Grust

The weak king of Grust who sided with Dolhr out of fear. He is never directly seen and seems to have died by the time of Mystery of the Emblem. His children are the twins Yubello and Yumina, who become party members in Mystery of the Emblem after lots of misadventures.


Camus

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The leader of Grust's Sable Knights, said to be the most able man alive. During the war, he fell in love with Nyna and helped her escape from Dolhr's grasp, at the cost of his own rank and freedom. Despite having to fight against his beloved Nyna and her allies, Camus served Grust loyally and to the end and was seemingly killed by Marth's army....

 Class: Paladin

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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Harmein

 Class: General

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  • Palette Swap: Of Jiol in the original NES game.
    • In FE 3, he got the boss portrait used for most bosses in the NES game. It was also used for Toras in Book 2.

Kannival

The boss of Chapter 8. He is an armoured knight guarding the eastern castle of Port Warren and is caught off guard as the Akaneian league tries to capture the castle.

 Class: Knight

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  • Anticlimax Boss: He has no ranged weapon, so you can take your time blasting him away with magic.
  • Punch Clock Villain: You can't help but pity him, he just happens to be guarding that castle at the wrong time.
  • Genre Savvy: Is aware that he'll probably die as soon as the player fights him.
  • Gonk: In FE 3 book 1, less so in Shadow Dragon. He still has a creepy look on his face though.
  • Mighty Glacier

Zharov

 Class: General

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Grigas

The boss of chapter 13. He is the leader of the feared Wooden Cavalry, an artillery regiment of Grust that launches powerful missiles from afar to destroy their enemies, but can't attack close which what kills him in the end.

 Class: Ballistician

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Hollstadt

The boss of chapter 16. He guards Altea castle and commends the league for reaching Altea. He is killed by Marth's army as they storm the castle

 Class: General

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  • Palette Swap: Of Harmein in both the NES and SNES versions.
  • Punch Clock Villain: May be a member of the Sable Order as several surround him and his death dialogue says he works for Camus.

Dactyl

 Class: General

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Sternlin

One of the Sable Knights.

 Class: Paladin

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Larissa

The boss of chapter 20X. He is a General who, in an attempt to stay alive orders his men to take all of the residents of a nearby village hostage to keep Marth from striking.

 Class: General

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Dolhr (Doluna, Durhua) and Dragons

Emperor Medeus of Dolhr (Mediuth)

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An Earth Dragon and, if not the cause of it all, the primary foe and biggest threat of the game. He was once a prince of the Earth Dragon royal family, but when the dragons were forced to take Manakete form, he was the only Earth Dragon who complied and thus did not go wild. After the other Earth Dragons were sealed by Naga, Medeus was tasked with guarding the seal. Over time, he became furious on how humans looked down upon his race, so he formed up the Dolhr Empire and enslaved humanity. He was eventually killed by the hero Anri, and his kingdom was destroyed. Centuries later, the dark priest Gharnef brought his forces back and worked to resurrect him. Medeus was revived, but not completely, as he could not leave Dolhr Keep.

 Class: Manakete (FE1, FE11), Earth Dragon (FE11), Dark Dragon (FE3, FE12)

Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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  • Back From the Dead: Twice, both times revived by Gharnef - once before the beginning of Shadow Dragon, sparking the War of Shadows, and again near the end of the War of Heroes in Mystery. As he dies for the second time, he swears that he can be revived again.
  • Big Bad / Big Bad Duumvirate: With Gharnef.
  • Dark Is Evil
  • Final Boss: In both games.
  • Looks Like Orlok: Medeus's human form has this appearance.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Sort of an in-universe example - everyone calls him the "Shadow Dragon", but he's an Earth Dragon and he doesn't appear to be in possession of any sort of dark-based power which would give rise a name like "Shadow Dragon". That said, come Mystery, he does indeed become a full-fledged dark dragon.
  • Medeus On His Throne: This one's actually justified. As stated above, he has to stay within the walls of Dolhr Keep until his resurrection is complete; if he left it, he might be powerless.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Given that he started several wars against humanity because of how they treated the Manaketes...
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Moreso than the other Manakete characters, being an Earth Dragon and all.

Gharnef (Garnef)

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Gharnef was a former pupil of Gotoh, but due to his lack of a caring heart, he was passed up for inheriting the Aura spell in favor of Miloah. Enraged by this, Gharnef stole the Darksphere and forged from it the spell Imhullu, which corrupted his soul. Gharnef then began his plans to take over the world: first by killing Miloah, then by reviving Medeus and the Dolhr Empire, and then manipulating the rulers of the other nations into betraying Akaneia and Altea and siding with Dolhr. Despite his power, however, Gharnef was eventually killed by a member of Marth's army wielding the Starlight spell.

Years later, it is revealed that Gharnef survived by hiding his soul in the Darksphere, and later used that sphere to corrupt Emperor Hardin of Akaneia. Using the war between Akaneia and Altea as a distraction, Gharnef kidnapped four maidens (Nyna, Maria, Lena, and Elice) to be sacrificed for Medeus's revival.

 Class: Bishop (FE1, FE3 Book 1), Dark Mage (FE3 Book 2), Sorcerer (FE11, FE12)

Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (Japanese, OVA), Charles Campbell (English, OVA)

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Khozen

The boss of chapter 11. He is one of the manaketes who serves Medeus. He helps Grust and Dolhr hold Akaneia, and only seems to care about incinerating his enemies. He is one of the only boss characters in the game that doesn't start on a throne or a gate, and actually moves on the map.

Class: Manakete


Volzhin

The boss of chapter 12. He is a bishop leading the forces occupying Pales and a good example of a human holding authority in Dolhr.

Class: Bishop


King Mannu of Pyrathi

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Mannu is the king of the small isolationist nation of Pyrathi. He regards Marth and his army as "unclean" and attacks them as soon as they arrive.

 Class: Manakete

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Heimler

Introduced in Shadow Dragon, Heimler was originally an unused enemy character in the Famicom version before making his proper debut in the remake. He appears in chapter 12 and is likely working under Volzhin.

 Class: Paladin

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  • Dummied Out: In the original Famicom Dark Dragon.
  • Filler Villain: About as much filler as you can get really.
  • Who Is This Guy Again?: Despite having a unique name and face among non-boss enemy units, he cannot be recruited, does not not have a background story, nor has any spoken lines when he is attacked or defeated.

Dejanira

 Class: Paladin

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Morzas (Moses)

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A cruel Manakete left in charge of Altea Castle after Camus's demotion. He personally killed Queen Liza, Marth and Elice's mother, and executed captives for the smallest of reasons. He is killed by Marth's army as they retake Altea.

 Class: Manakete

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Xemcel

The boss chapter 24. He guards Dolhr Keep and is likely taking orders under Medeus himself. He is killed by Marth's army.

 Class: Manakete

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Characters introduced in Fire Emblem Gaiden:

Main and Playable Characters

Alm (Arum)

A youth raised in Ram village by the legendary Sofian general Maisen alongside Cellica. After Dozeh kills the King of Sofia, Alm ends up joining the resistance in Maisen's place and eventually ends up as their leader, leading them against Dozeh and later the army of Rigel. Unbeknownst to him, his real name is Alpine Alm Rudolf, and he is actually the son of Rigel's King Rudolf. He was left with Maisen as part of a plan between the two to free humanity from Mila and Doma's influence.

 Class: Fighter (Gaiden), Demon Fighter (Awakening DLC)

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Luka

A member of Cleve's resistance movement, who comes to Ram in order to recruit Maisen, although he seems okay with Alm going in his place.

 Class: Soldier

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Grey

One of Alm's friends from Ram, who joins alongside him in the liberation army. He seems to have feelings for Clea, and marries her after the war.

 Class: Villager

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Robin (Bird)

One of Alm's friends from Ram, who joins alongside him in the liberation army. He seems to have feelings for Clea, but loses her to Grey.

 Class: Villager

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  • Blind Idiot Translation: The original fan translation had his name "Bird" for some reason. While obviously there's some connection in that robins are indeed birds, given that "Bird" sounds nothing like "Robin" and isn't even a name, it's a pretty absurd leap nonetheless.
  • Magikarp Power
  • Those Three Guys: With Grey and Cliff.

Cliff

One of Alm's friends from Ram, who joins alongside him in the liberation army. After the war, he parts ways with Alm and the others and vanishes.

 Class: Villager

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  • Magikarp Power: Slightly more so than the other two, since he joins at a lower level, but has better growths.
  • Those Three Guys: With Grey and Robin.

Silk

A cleric of Mila who was captured by bandits but saved by Alm. After the war, she traveled to Rigel in order to heal the wounded.

 Class: Sister

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Claire (Clea)

A Sofian Pegasus Knight and the sister of Cleve. She was captured by Dozeh's men, but was later saved by Alm. She marries Grey after the war, but only after he and Robin fought over her.

 Class: Pegasus Knight

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Cleve (Clerbe)

A Knight of Sofia who rebelled against Dozeh after the latter killed the king and queen. He and his men were forced to flee into a cursed shrine to avoid Dozeh's forces. After meeting with Alm, he makes Alm the leader of the resistance and joins his army. After the war, he marries Matilda and becomes the leader of the Barensian Knights.

 Class: Knight

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Force (Fols)

A Knight of Sofia serving under Cleve in the liberation army.

 Class: Soldier

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Paison (Pay, Python)

A Knight of Sofia serving under Cleve in the liberation army. After the war, becomes a vigilante.

 Class: Archer

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Cellica

A priestess of Sofia living in Nova Monastery under the watchful eye of Norma, although she was raised in Ram by Maisen alongside Alm. Unbeknownst to most people, she is actually Anteze, the lost princess of Sofia who was taken from the capital as an infant by Maisen in order to save her from Dozeh. After the disappearance of Mila, she sets off on a journey to discover just what happened to her and why.

 Class: Priest

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May

A mage training in the Nova Monastery who travels with Cellica. Bickers with Boey a lot.

 Class: Mage

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Boey

A novice mage training in the Nova Monastery. Inexperienced, but determined to protect Cellica.

 Class: Mage

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Jenny

A Sister of Mila working at the Nova Monastery. When Cellica begins her quest, Jenny accompanies her. After the war, she marries an unknown man, loosely implied to be Savor.

 Class: Sister

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Savor (Sevr, Saber)

A sailor hired by Cellica to protect her group as they sail across the pirate infested waters. After the war, he joins Jesi's newly founded desert kingdom alongside his wife, who is implied to be Jenny.

 Class: Mercenary

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Valbo

An Armor Knight who fights against pirates alongside his sworn brother Leo and sellsword Kamui after they killed his family. After the death of pirate leader Dahha, he joins Cellica's army. After the war, he trains young soldiers at Alm's request.

 Class: Armor

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Leo

An Archer who fights alongside his sworn brother Valbo. After Valbo's family is avenged, he joins Cellica's army alongside him and Kamui.

 Class: Archer

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Kamui

A sellsword hired by Valbo to aid him in his revenge against the pirates. He joins Cellica's army alongside Valbo and Leo. After the war, he joins Jesi's desert kingdom.[2]

 Class: Mercenary

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Ryuto

A mage from the forest village who requests Alm's aid in saving his sister from the sorcerer Tatara. After the war, he leaves the country, fearing that his magic was still too inexperianced.

 Class: Mage

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Matilda

A legendary Knight of Sofia, who was captured by Dozeh and planned to be executed, but was saved by Alm. After the war, she retired from active service and married Cleve.

 Class: Paladin

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Dyute

Ryuto's younger sister, a mage who was bewitched into fighting for the sorcerer Tatara. After Tatara's death, she is freed from her trance and joins Alm's army.

 Class: Mage

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Atlas

A villiger who joins Cellica's army in order to save his siblings from Geyse.

 Class: Villager

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Jesi (Jessie)

A mercenary who was captured by Geyse's men while trying to save Est. After the war, he would go on to create his own kingdom in Geyse's former territories.

 Class: Mercenary

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Sonia (Soni, Sonya)

A mage unwillingly serving under Geyse, but is held in check by Deen. She joins Cellica's army after Geyse's death. It is later revealed that she is the daughter of Judah, and ran from him to avoid being sacrificed to Doma.

 Class: Mage

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Deen

A swordfighter who wields the Hero Sword. Like Sonia, he serves under Geyse and is being held in check by Sonia. He joins Cellica's party after Geyse's death. After the war, he leaves to a continent in the south in search of more conflict.

 Class: Swordfighter

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Norma

The head of the Nova Monastery, and the man who taught May, Boey, and Jenny magic. He has been watching over Cellica for years, and after she left on her journey, he secretly followed her, joining her army after she found him fallen through a hidden passage. After the war, he unifies the churches of Mila and Doma.

 Class: Sage

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Teeta

A saint from the Church of Rigel. Before the war, she found an amnesiac knight and nursed him back to health, falling in love with him. When the war started, she was taken captive in order to force that knight, Zeke, to fight against Sofia. She is saved by Alm, which allows Zeke to turn on corrupted knight Jerome.

 Class: Saint

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Zeke (Zeek, Sieg)

An amnesiac Knight who was nursed back to health by Teeta and adopted by King Rudolf, becoming one of his most trusted vassals. Before the war started, Rudolf told Zeke to look for a boy with a mark on his arm, and if he finds that person, he should fight alongside him. Despite his objections, he was forced to fight against Sofia after Teeta was taken captive. After Alm saves Teeta, Zeke joins him, noticing a certain mark on his arm. Unbeknownst to Teeta, during the war, he recovers his memories and afterwords briefly leaves Barensia...

 Class: Gold Knight

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Maisen (Mycen)

The veteran knight of Sofia who raised Alm and Cellica. Originally one of the Sofian King's most trusted knights, he was framed of Dozeh's crimes and forced to flee from the capital, but not before saving the infant princess Anteze from Dozeh. Around this time, Maisen was visited by King Rudolf of Rigel. Rudolf left his own son to the knight, explaining that if Barencia is to be saved from the whims of the gods, Rudolf would have to become a destroyer so that the chosen heroes, of which his son is one, could rise up and stop him. After Rudolf's death, he explains the true reasons behind the war to Alm and finally joins his army.

 Class: Gold Knight

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Sofia

Mila (Mira)

Doma's sister, the Goddess of the Earth who watches over Sofia. Her blessings make the crops grow, at the cost of having the people know no sense of toil from having grown them themselves. Her disappearance sets off Cellica on her quest.


Dozeh (Dozer)

The Prime Minister of Sofia, who killed the king and tried to seize control of the nation for himself. Building up to this, he proceeded to kill each heir to the Sofian throne as they were born, but was discovered by Maisen. He was able to pin his crimes on Maisen, forcing him to flee, but not before saving princess Anteze. In the present day, his army is defeated by the resistance lead by Alm, forcing him to flee to his fortress. Despite holding the knight Matilda hostage and the reinforcement of the Rigel army, Dozeh is killed by Alm's forces.

 Class: Baron

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Slayder

A Sofian general serving under Dozeh. During Alm's retaking of the capital, Slayder set up a double of Dozeh so that he could escape, but is killed in battle in the process.

 Class: Paladin

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Rigel

Doma

Mila's brother, the God of Power who watches over Rigel. Under Doma's guidance, the people of Rigel have become militant and ruthless. It was Doma who supplied the Falchion which sealed Mila, and Doma serves as the final adversary in Alm and Cellica's journey.

 Class: Dark God

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King Rudolf of Rigel

The King of Rigel, the man who sealed away Mila, allowed the cruel pratices of Judah and his men, and allied his nation with the traitorous Dozeh. Only not quite. In reality, Rudolf was a just man who noticed the corruption of the Sofian people due to Mila's babying and the cruelty of the Rigelian people due to Doma's savage teachings, and saw that humanity was doomed to ruin. In order to prevent this, he smuggled his only son into Sofia and gave him to Maisen, explaining that in order to save humanity, Rudolf would have to become a destroyer so that the chosen heroes would rise to stop him and free humanity from the chains of the Gods. Several years later, he adopted the amnesic knight Zeke and instructed him to follow the person with a certain mark on his arm, as that person would be Rigel's savior. He would ultimately die fighting against Alm's army, revealing Alm's heritage in his dying breath.

 Class: Gold Knight

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Judah

The cruel head priest of the Church of Doma, who gained the position by ousting the benevolent sage Hark. He lures Cellica into being set up to sacrifice to Doma by targeting her concern for Alm; however, he is thwarted when Alm's army arrives at the Doma Alter, and is killed in the resulting battle. He is the father of Sonia, Mara, and Heste, and intended to kill them as sacrifices to Doma.

 Class: Exorcist

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Jerome

A cruel general of Rigel. Known for how he terrorizes the people, he is enemies with Zeke, but forced him to fight alongside him by having Nuibaba kidnap Teeta.

 Class: Gold Knight

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Tatara

A Rigelian sorcerer who guards the floodgate between Sofia and Rigel. He brainwashed Dyute into serving him.

 Class: Sorcerer

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Nuibaba

A Rigelian necromancer stationed on Terror Mountain, who is said to have sold his soul for his Medusa magic. In order to get Zeke to fight against Sofia, he and Jerome kidnapped Teeta.

 Class: Sorcerer

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Mara (Marla)

One of Judah's daughters, set to be sacrificed to Doma. She attacks Alm's army, but is defeated. She later joins her father alongside Doma, but is killed in battle.

 Class: Witch

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Heste

Another of Judah's daughters, set to be sacrificed to Doma. Like her sister, she attacks Alm, and later dies defending her father and Doma.

 Class: Witch

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Hark

A wise and benevolent Great Sage of Doma who was exiled by Judah as the exorcist came to power. He and his followers hid in the Sage Hamlet and aids Cellica's party when they come through. He promotes Alm to Hero on Cellica's request.


Pirates

Dahha

A pirate serving under Geyse. He killed Valbo's family, causing the knight to swear revenge.

 Class: Thief

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Geyse

The Bandit King who commands all the pirates and bandits terrorizing Sofia from his desert fortress. He and his men kidnapped Est, causing Palla and Catria to chase them to Barensia, as well as a priestess of Mila. Deen and Sonia serve under him, but both of them hate him.

 Class: Demon Fighter

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Characters introduced in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem ~Heroes of Light and Shadow~

Main and Playable Characters

My Unit (default: Chris)

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An Altean recruit who joins the Altean army alongside Katarina, Rody, Luke, and Raian, and is eventually made Marth's right hand man/woman.

 Class: Variable (Mercenary [M] and Myrmidon [F] are the defaults)

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  • AFGNCAAP: An odd example, actually. While his/her appearance and class are dependent on the player, his/her actual character and personality is preset and unchangeable.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Marth in New Mystery of the Emblem ~Heroes of Light and Shadow~ boxart.
  • Expy: The default male My Unit strongly resembles Ike, and the female one similarly resembles Mia. They even have very similar default classes, given that Ike's promotion tree is one long Mercenary expy.
  • The Ishmael: In reality, they're this to Katarina in the sidestory chapter subplot.
  • Hello, Insert Name Here: That said, his/her default name appears to be Chris.
  • The Hero: If you consider the 7th Platoon a minor Five-Man Band.
  • Lethal Chef: He/She can't cook for the life of him/her.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Will almost always be this, to the point where people consider him/her a Game Breaker
  • The Straight Man/Woman
  • Tomboyish Name: Chris is the default.
  • The Stoic
    • Not So Stoic: Samto, Palla, and Katarina are the only ones that have him/her show more emotion.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Marth, to the point when he even asks why is he/she is so loyal to him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The default hair colour for My Unit.

Katarina / Eine

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A Altean recruit who is training alongside My Unit and the others to become a tactician. This is actually a ruse to get close to Marth. In reality, she is Eine, one of Eremiya's assassins sent to infiltrate the Altean army and kill Marth before he can interfere with their plans. She fails and retreats with Roro's help, and afterwords she begins to gradually see Eremiya's cruel nature as she watches her "siblings" die one by one, and can be eventually recruited into the group.

 Class: Mage (in the prologue as a boss), Sage (when recruited later)

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Cecil (Cecile)

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An Altean knight of the 7th Platoon, although she was originally part of the 9th Platoon. Doesn't like to lose, and often gets into fights with her fellow knights.

 Class: Cavalier

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Rody

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An Altean knight of the 7th Platoon. He has a rivalry with Luke, and seems to have some sort of feelings towards Cecil.

 Class: Cavalier

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  • The Lancer: Of the 7th Platoon, although he is replaced by Cecil almost as soon as she arrives.
  • Those Two Guys: With Luke, though averting the traditional "red cavalier/green cavalier" dynamic this trope brings in the franchise.

Luke (Ruke)

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An Altean knight of the 7th Platoon. He is Rody's rival and a bit of a gambler.

 Class: Cavalier

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Raian (Ryan)

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An Altean knight of the 7th Platoon, and the younger brother of Gordin.

 Class: Archer

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Malliesia (Marisa, Melissa)

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A young Grustian priestess who was training under Lena. After Lang was assigned control of Grust, her grandmother hid her to protect her. After Marth visits her village, she joins Marth's army and develops a crush on him.

 Class: Cleric

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Warren

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A hunter from Medon who joined with the rebel army to earn gold. He is informed by Catria of the reasons behind Rucke's coup against Minerva and he offers to join Marth's army. When the war is won, he returns to Medon and continues living as a hunter.

 Class: Hunter

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Prince Yubello of Grust

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The young Prince of Grust who was put under Lorenz's care after the War of Shadows. Once Lang begins his oppression of Grust and Lorenz begins his rebellion, Yubello is sent away with his older twin sister Yumina under the protection of Ogma. Before they can reach Wendell, they are attacked by Medon rebels but are saved by Sirius.

 Class: Mage

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Princess Yumina of Grust

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The Princess of Grust and Yubello's twin sister. Like her brother, she was sent away with Ogma to be protected by Wendell in Medon, but was attacked by Medon rebels and saved by Sirius.

 Class: Cleric

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Sirius

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A mysterious knight who appears to protect Yumina and Yubello, and later saves Nyna from Medeus before disappearing as suddenly as he came. It's almost certain that he is Camus of the Sable Order, despite his protestations to the contrary; Belf is the only one to suspect so, but is asked by Sirius to not pursue his suspicions.

 Class: Paladin

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Samto

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A former gladiator who managed to escape from his slavery with the help of Ogma. In the War of Heroes, he is hired as a mercenary by Lang, who confuses him for Nabarl due to his impersonation, but is later convinced by Ogma or Caeda, who both initially confuse him for Nabarl as well, to join Marth's army.

 Class: Mercenary (FE3), Myrmidon (FE12)

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Feena

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A traveling dancer who comes under Nabarl's protection after she is ambushed by thieves. It is implied that she may come from royalty.

 Class: Dancer

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Ellerean (Elrean)

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The current leader of Khadein's mage army and Wendell's first pupil. He is jealous of his fellow pupil Merric due to his inheritance of the Excalibur spell and attempts to kill him once the war reaches Khadein, but is stopped by Wendell. After the war, he succeeds Wendell and works to restore the nation.

 Class: Mage

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Dice

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A gambling mercenary who travels with his daughter Malice. Before the events of Shadow Dragon, he and Malice were recruited by Rickard to help him steal from Dolhr. During a later revolt in Talys, as recorded in New Mystery's DLC, the two were hired by the rebels, but were later convinced to side with Caeda, in part due to a debt that Dice owed Ogma. During New Mystery itself, Dice and Malice force their way into Marth's army, hoping to get paid greatly.

 Class: Fighter

Voiced by: Koji Yada (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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Malice (Maris)

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A female swordfighter who travels the land with her father, taking jobs mostly to pay off his gambling debts. Prior to Shadow Dragon, she and Dice found themselves amongst a group of bandits, but were later bribed by Rickard to help him steal from Dolhr in the name of justice. Malice and Dice would later be hired to fight in a rebellion in Talys, but she was convinced to defect by Ogma, and told Dice to follow suit. During New Mystery, Malice forces herself into Marth's army, hoping to be paid greatly for her service.

 Class: Mercenary (FE3), Myrmidon (FE12)

Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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Robert

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A Sable Knight under Camus during the War of Darkness, who aided Camus in helping Nyna escape from Dolhr's clutches. During New Mystery, he and his comrades join Marth's army.

 Class: Horseman

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Belf (Vergil)

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A Sable Knight under Camus during the War of Darkness, who aided Camus in helping Nyna escape from Doluna's clutches. During New Mystery, he and his comrades join Marth's army. He suspects thatSirius is Camus, but is later convinced by Sirius not to reveal his suspicions.

 Class: Cavalier

Voiced by: Shinichiro Ohta (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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Leiden (Raiden)

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A Sable Knight under Camus during the War of Darkness, who aided Camus in helping Nyna escape from Doluna's clutches. During New Mystery, he and his comrades join Marth's army.

 Class: Cavalier

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Princess Sheema of Gra (Sima)

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The princess of Gra, and the daughter of Jiol from his second wife. During Mystery of the Emblem, she hires Samson as a bodyguard and is ordered by Akaneia to face Marth's army. If Marth spares the weak Gra soldiers, Sheema and Samson will gladly join his forces. After the war, she settles in Pales with Samson.

 Class: General

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Frost

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An elderly bishop who was acquaintances with the rogue Dragon Knight Ruben, but later joined Minerva during her battle against Ruben's forces. He later appears in New Mystery, having apparently been following Marth since he liberated Medon.

 Class: Bishop

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

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Medon (Macedon, Macedonia)

Rumel (Lumel)

 Class: Dracoknight

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Rucke (Ryuke)

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A former general of Medon who instigated a successful rebellion against Minerva after she disbanded much of the country's army.

 Class: General

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Bandits

Gale

 Class: Pirate

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Dahl

 Class: Thief

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Akaneia (Archanea) and Allies

Emperor Hardin of Akaneia

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The former prince of Aurelis and ally of Marth, now the Emperor of Akaneia through Arranged Marriage to Nyna. His feeling that Nyna did not truly reciprocate his love for her drove him to despair, cutting himself off from others and paving the way for Gharnef, disguised as a merchant, to corrupt him through the Darksphere, twisting his once noble and just heart into one of hatred and rage. Under its influence, he turns Akaneia into a brutal empire, subjugating and destroying other countries, and he handed Nyna over to Gharnef without a second thought.

 Class: Emperor

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Toras

 Class: Ballistician

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Duke Lang of Adria

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A noble of Akaneia who sided with Dolhr during the War of Darkness and had his men raid towns and steal from the people. After Hardin's descent into madness, he restores Lang to power and places him in control of Grust, and his resulting reign of tyranny provokes Lorenz into rebelling in order to protect Yumina and Yubello. However, it is later revealed that Hardin placed Lang in charge of Grust (and subsequently sent Marth as Lang's reinforcements against Lorenz) to provoke Marth into entering battle against Akaneia, so that Akaneia could justify invading Altea.

 Class: General

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Yodel

 Class: Bishop

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Eibel

 Class: General

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Willow

 Class: Bishop

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Nehring

 Class: General

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Other Antagonists

Eremiya

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The head of a group of assassins commanded by Gharnef to kill Marth. Eremiya is a cold hearted and manipulative woman who treats her minions as puppets simply to be used and discarded after they have served their purpose. It is implied that she and her assassins were also assigned to kidnap the maidens needed for Medeus's revival. After her defeat, Gharnef reveals to her that she was once a virtuous caretaker of an orphanage, but after the orphans there were killed during a war, she broke down, allowing Gharnef to wipe her memory and bewitch her into brutally training other orphans into being his assassins. After realizing what she had done, Gharnef leaves her to die in despair.

 Class: Bishop

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Kleine (Claine)

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One of Eremiya's assassins. Kleine is a cruel and sadistic woman who lives to kill and seems to have absolute loyalty to Eremiya. Despite this, Katarina sees her as an older sister.

 Class: Sniper

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Roro

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One of Eremiya's assassins, Roro is a savage masked Berserker. It is later revealed that he is in fact not one person, but a whole group of them commanded by a "head Roro".

 Class: Berserker

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BS Fire Emblem Bosses

Gouber

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The boss of the first Akaneia War Chronicles chapter, "Fall of the Palace". He is a general of Dolhr who leads the initial assault against Pales. He is killed by Nyna's party before reinforcments arrive.

 Class: General

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Ruben

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The boss of the second Akaneia War Chronicles chapter, "The Red Dragon Knight". He is a cruel deserter from Medon who had his men kidnap the women of Aurelis and kill the men, and has no respect to his superior's, making fun of Minerva's enthrallment by her brother and the death of her father.

 Class: Dracoknight

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  • Blade on a Stick: More so in the original as that was all he could use.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: This guy does stand out more than others.
  • Kick the Dog: Did this to Minerva when he makes fun of Minerva's enthrallment by her brother and the death of her father.

Barm (Varm)

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The so-called boss of the third Akaneia War Chronicles chapter, "Thieves' Gang of Justice,". He is the leader of a thief gang trying to steal as much as they can from the palace of Akaneia.

 Class: Thief

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Bulzark

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The boss of the last Akaneia War Chronicles chapter, "The Beginnning". A powerful Manakete serving under Medeus, he is tasked with pursuing Camus as he tries to escort Nyna safety to Hardin in Aurelis. It's likely that he was killed by Camus's group, as he was never seen again afterwards.

 Class: Manakete

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Characters in the backstory and supporting material

Recent History

King Cornelius of Altea

The late King of Altea, and father to Marth and Elice. When the Grust/Khadein army invaded Altea on behalf of Doluna, Cornelius personally led the Altean army, backed by their allies in Gra, to battle, wielding the Falchion. However, the king of Gra, Jiol, betrayed Altea in the middle of the battle and Cornelius was killed. It is unknown who actually took his life, although it's attributed to Gharnef, Camus, and Jiol in at least one version of the story each.

 Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (Japanese, OVA), Rob Bundy (English, OVA)

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Queen Liza of Altea

The late Queen of Altea, and mother to Marth and Elice. She was killed by Morzas during Gra's invasion of Castle Altea.


Miloah (Miroa)

The Pontifex of Khadein, Linde's father, and one of the pupils of the White Sage Gotoh. Due to his virtuous heart, he was chosen to wield the light magic Aura by Gotoh. However, Gharnef would later betray Miloah and Gotoh out of jealousy. At the beginning of the War of Shadows, Gharnef, backed by the Doluna Empire, invaded Khadein and used his dark magic Imhullu to kill Miloah. Before his death, however, Miloah had entrusted Aura to his daughter and sent her to safety.



Ancient History

Naga (Narga)

Known to humans as the God of Light, Naga was actually the leader of the Divine Dragon tribe. Eons ago, the nature of the world changed, forcing dragons to take humanoid Manakete form to survive. The Earth Dragons, aside from Prince Medeus, refused to take Manakete form and gradually began to go insane. In order to protect the fledgling human race from the raging Earth Dragons, Naga led her tribe to battle against them, eventually sealing them away with the Shield of Seals, forged from her own fang. Tasking Medeus to guard the seal, Naga forged from another of her fangs the holy sword Falchion. Some time after this, she and a few of his allies moved to give power to humans on another continent in their time of greatest need, but that is a tale for another time...

Shortly after the birth of her daughter Tiki, Naga was forced to seal her away, as her great power would drive the infant child insane, leading to the destruction of the world. Afterwards, Naga passed away, entrusting fellow Divine Dragon tribesman Gotoh to watch over the world in her place. While the exact details are unknown, she has seemingly reincarnated as the Manakete Nagi in an alternate dimension.


For Naga's tropes, see her section here.

Emperor Ardah of Akaneia

The Founder of the Kingdom of Akaneia. Originally a lowly thief, sometime after the death of Naga he managed to loot the Fane of Raman and steal the Shield of Seals, removing the spheres from it to sell for cash, unknowingly weakening the seal on the Earth Dragons in the process. He also stole what would eventually be known as Akaneia's Three Regalia (the Gradivus, the Mercurius, and the Parthia) and used these weapons as well as the money he gained from the spheres to raise an army that would sweep across the continent. Believing it the cause of his good fortune, he renamed the now weakened Shield of Seals "Fire Emblem" and made it the crest of his new kingdom.


King Anri of Altea (Henry)

The founder of the Kingdom of Altea. Originally a peasant living on the Altean islands with his brother Marcelus, Anri became involved with the war against the Doluna Empire after meeting with Princess Artemis of Akaneia. Falling in love with her and vowing to protect her, Anri journeyed to the Temple of the Ice Dragons, led by Gotoh, and claimed the Falchion, allowing him to slay Medeus. Despite their love, Artemis and Anri could not marry for political reasons, and because of this, Anri died without an heir. After his death, his kingdom was divided into Altea, ruled by Marcelus, and Gra, founded by nobles who opposed Marcelus coming to power.


Princess Artemis of Akaneia

The Princess of Akaneia during the time of Anri. When Doluna invaded Akaneia, Artemis was forced to flee the country, but not before giving the Fire Emblem to General Cartas. To ensure Cartas's victory in battle, she placed a curse on the Emblem. She ended up in the Altean Islands, where she met and fell in love with Anri. After Anri left to claim the Falchion, Artemis and Cartas formed a liberation army against Doluna and with Anri's aid, were able to win the war. Artemis and Anri were unable to marry, however, due to Anri's status as peasant-born, forcing her to marry Cartas. She died giving birth to Cartas's child.


Emperor Cartas of Akaneia

The leader of the Akaneian army during Anri's time, who was given the Fire Emblem by Princess Artemis and led the war effort against Doluna. With the aid of the Emblem, Cartas was able to turn the tide until Medeus personally entered the battle. After the war, he married Artemis on request of the people, either oblivious to or simply ignoring her feelings for Anri. Their relationship would end in tragedy, however, as Artemis would die giving birth to his child.


  • History Repeats: The Love Triangle between Anri, Artemis, and Cartas is repeated with Camus, Nyna, and Hardin, with Cartas paralleling Hardin.

King Iote of Medon

The Founder of the Kingdom of Macedon. Originally a slave of Doluna, Iote and his men taught themselves how to ride the wild wyverns and took up arms against the Empire, eventually joining Cartas's liberation army. After the war, Iote and his men returned to the lands where they once served as slaves and bulit a kingdom there, with Iote chosen as their king.


Notes

  1. this is debatable in that the Swordfighters of Jugdral are a "middle ground" between the modern Mercenary and Myrmidon, with the player's available ones representing both sides of the coin; the class's outright distinct debut was in Sword of Seals
  2. If Jesi is dead, he creates the kingdom in his place.
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