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30th May '16 12:16:38 AM GastonRabbit
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* ''Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword'' [[note]]Released as just ''Fire Emblem'' in the west, but near-universally called by its Japanese name -- ''Rekka no Ken'', meaning "Sword of Flame" -- or by its number for the sake of differentiation. ''Blazing Sword'' is a fan translation; "Sword of Flame" was translated as Blazing ''Blade'' within the game itself.[[/note]] (Game Boy Advance, 2003) was the franchise's international debut and the beginning of it finally averting NoExportForYou. A {{prequel}} to ''The Binding Blade'', it stars Roy's father, Eliwood, as he investigates the disappearance of his own father with his friends Hector and Lyn, leading them to clash with a brotherhood of assassins called the Black Fang. This game remains a favorite of many western fans because it features one of the longer quests of the Western released games, features a large amount of replay value, and boasts a story that's rather unique in relation to the rest of the franchise.

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* ''Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword'' [[note]]Released as just ''Fire Emblem'' in the west, but near-universally called by its Japanese name -- ''Rekka no Ken'', meaning "Sword of Flame" -- or by its number for the sake of differentiation. ''Blazing Sword'' is a fan translation; "Sword of Flame" was translated as Blazing ''Blade'' within the game itself.[[/note]] (Game Boy Advance, 2003) was the franchise's international debut and the beginning of it finally averting NoExportForYou.debut, with only a single game released since then lacking an official localization. A {{prequel}} to ''The Binding Blade'', it stars Roy's father, Eliwood, as he investigates the disappearance of his own father with his friends Hector and Lyn, leading them to clash with a brotherhood of assassins called the Black Fang. This game remains a favorite of many western fans because it features one of the longer quests of the Western released games, features a large amount of replay value, and boasts a story that's rather unique in relation to the rest of the franchise.
30th May '16 12:12:16 AM GastonRabbit
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* '''''Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade''''' [[note]]Japanese title ''Fuuin no Tsurugi'', meaning "Sword of Seals".[[/note]] (GameBoyAdvance, 2002) stars Roy, ''Fire Emblem'''s other representative in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', as he attempts to repel the invading forces of Bern. The game was well-received in Japan, but in the west, the reception among fans was more mixed. On the one hand, it was praised for introducing the super-popular "[[RelationshipValues Support]]" feature, which allows characters to build their relationships by spending a lot of time together in battle and remains a big draw for the series. At the same time, due to technological constraints, it was forced to drop many of the mechanics introduced in the console-era, though it was able to add its own as well.
* '''''Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword''''' [[note]]Released as just ''Fire Emblem'' in the west, but near-universally called by its Japanese name - ''Rekka no Ken'', meaning "Sword of Flame" - or by its number for the sake of differentiation. Blazing Sword is a fan translation; "Sword of Flame" was translated as Blazing ''Blade'' within the game itself.[[/note]] (GameBoyAdvance, 2003) was the franchise's international debut and the beginning of it finally averting NoExportForYou. A {{prequel}} to ''The Binding Blade'', it stars Roy's father, Eliwood, as he investigates the disappearance of his own father with his friends Hector and Lyn, leading them to clash with a brotherhood of assassins called the Black Fang. This game remains a favorite of many western fans because it features one of the longer quests of the Western released games, features a large amount of replay value, and boasts a story that's rather unique in relation to the rest of the franchise.

An 11-volume manga adaptation, ''[[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/fire_emblem_hasha_no_tsurugi/ Fire Emblem: Champion's Sword]]'' [[note]]Commonly known just by its untranslated Japanese name, ''Hasha no Tsurugi''[[/note]], was also published between 2002 and 2005. It revisits and modifies the plot of ''The Binding Blade'' through the point of view of four original characters exclusive to this manga: young swordsman (well, teen) Al, Princess Tiena of Tania Castle, her loyal knight Gant, and MasterSwordsman Kilmar. They help Roy and his troops in the war against Bern, while on their own quest: searching for the [[McGuffin Fire]] [[TitleDrop Emblem]].

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* '''''Fire ''Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade''''' Blade'' [[note]]Japanese title ''Fuuin no Tsurugi'', meaning "Sword of Seals".[[/note]] (GameBoyAdvance, (UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, 2002) stars Roy, ''Fire Emblem'''s other representative in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', as he attempts to repel the invading forces of Bern. The game was well-received in Japan, but in the west, the reception among fans was more mixed. On the one hand, it was praised for introducing the super-popular "[[RelationshipValues Support]]" feature, which allows characters to build their relationships by spending a lot of time together in battle and remains a big draw for the series. At the same time, due to technological constraints, it was forced to drop many of the mechanics introduced in the console-era, though it was able to add its own as well.
* '''''Fire ''Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword''''' Sword'' [[note]]Released as just ''Fire Emblem'' in the west, but near-universally called by its Japanese name - -- ''Rekka no Ken'', meaning "Sword of Flame" - -- or by its number for the sake of differentiation. Blazing Sword ''Blazing Sword'' is a fan translation; "Sword of Flame" was translated as Blazing ''Blade'' within the game itself.[[/note]] (GameBoyAdvance, (Game Boy Advance, 2003) was the franchise's international debut and the beginning of it finally averting NoExportForYou. A {{prequel}} to ''The Binding Blade'', it stars Roy's father, Eliwood, as he investigates the disappearance of his own father with his friends Hector and Lyn, leading them to clash with a brotherhood of assassins called the Black Fang. This game remains a favorite of many western fans because it features one of the longer quests of the Western released games, features a large amount of replay value, and boasts a story that's rather unique in relation to the rest of the franchise.

An 11-volume manga adaptation, ''[[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/fire_emblem_hasha_no_tsurugi/ Fire Emblem: Champion's Sword]]'' [[note]]Commonly known just by its untranslated Japanese name, ''Hasha no Tsurugi''[[/note]], was also published between 2002 and 2005. It revisits and modifies the plot of ''The Binding Blade'' through the point of view of four original characters exclusive to this manga: young Young swordsman (well, teen) Al, Princess Tiena of Tania Castle, her loyal knight Gant, and MasterSwordsman Kilmar. They help Roy and his troops in the war against Bern, while on their own quest: searching for the [[McGuffin Fire]] [[TitleDrop Emblem]].



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: ''The Binding Blade'' gives us some subversions in a series that plays this trope straighter than an arrow most of the time: The axe-wielding Gonzales (whose ugliness and low intelligence makes him feared), and the plain-looking Dorothy (with her small eyes and plain, boyish clothing).

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: ''The Binding Blade'' gives us some subversions in a series that plays this trope straighter than an arrow most of the time: The axe-wielding Gonzales (whose ugliness and low intelligence makes make him feared), and the plain-looking Dorothy (with her small eyes and plain, boyish clothing).



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Characters with official English names may have differing transliterations in Japanese materials, while characters without official names may be subject to even more inconsistent transliterations. For example, the first Myrmidon's name would more accurately transliterated as Rutger, which is the name used in both fan translations, but ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl''[[note]]Which also uses the name Nabaaru for the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' character known as Navarre and Nabarl in the North American and European versions of ''Shadow Dragon'', respectively[[/note]] calls him Rutoga instead.



* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Idoun, mentioned in the manga.]]

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* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Idoun, Idenn, mentioned in the manga.]]
29th May '16 6:10:53 PM GastonRabbit
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* GameMod: Fan translator gringe, who headed the development 2013 translation patch, has made a hack that changes stats to more closely resemble those of later GBA installments.

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* GameMod: Fan translator gringe, who headed the development of the 2013 English translation patch, has made a hack that changes stats to more closely resemble those of later GBA installments.installments. His translation is also included in the patch.



* NoExportForYou: Most Western players know it through a fan-created translation patch, as the game has never been officially localized.



** Even without any casualties, Fire Emblem 7 still has a bittersweet ending. [[spoiler:Sure, the Dragon Gate is closed, Nergal's mad schemes have been put to rest for good, and Eliwood and Hector went on to rule Pherae and Ostia for fifteen or twenty years... but Bern's royal family is still royally screwed up, Athos and Bramimond are dead (not that anyone missed Bramimond, but still...), all of those Robin Hood types from the Black Fang have been killed or scattered to the winds, and fifteen short years later, a new tyrant sits on Bern's throne...]]

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** Even without any casualties, Fire Emblem 7 ''Blazing Sword'' still has a bittersweet ending. [[spoiler:Sure, the Dragon Gate is closed, Nergal's mad schemes have been put to rest for good, and Eliwood and Hector went on to rule Pherae and Ostia for fifteen or twenty years... but Bern's royal family is still royally screwed up, Athos and Bramimond are dead (not that anyone missed Bramimond, but still...), all of those Robin Hood types from the Black Fang have been killed or scattered to the winds, and fifteen short years later, a new tyrant sits on Bern's throne...]]



* CallForward: Plenty of them exist in ''Blazing Sword'', they tend not to make sense to overseas players, as ''Binding Blade'' [[NoExportForYou never got released outside of Japan]].

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* CallForward: Plenty of them exist in ''Blazing Sword'', they tend not to make sense to overseas players, as ''Binding Blade'' [[NoExportForYou never got released outside of Japan]].Japan.



* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Nino, Jaffar, and possibly Erk are killed by bounty hunters or are in hiding. Roy's mother is implied to have died giving birth to Roy, meaning this can either be Fiora, Ninian, or Lyndis. Whoever Hector marries is never mentioned in Binding Blade, and the possibilities include Florina, Farina, and (again) Lyn. Karla dies of illness some time after giving birth to Fir. Canas dies trying to stop a blizzard, and his son is raised by his grandmother - both appear in Fire Emblem 6. Not to mention, the Black Fang. Hector dies onscreen in Fire Emblem 6, and he's actually told that he'll die a violent death for taking Armands; furthermore, outside sources say Oswin dies in the same battle, protecting Hector. Athos and Bramminond don't make it to 6. Rath's grandfather and daughter are both in 6, but neither of them mention him, implying the worst. Nino is on the run, regardless if she's married or not in her endings, and her sons mention that the priest who ran the orphanage they were in was killed - in Lucius' ending, he starts an orphanage, so it's possible that he died as well. Given her loyalty to Bern and Zephiel, and the fact that she never appears in 6, it's not looking great for Vaida, and possibly Heath as well.]] This has a lesser impact on western players who [[NoExportForYou never got Fire Emblem 6]].

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* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Nino, Jaffar, and possibly Erk are killed by bounty hunters or are in hiding. Roy's mother is implied to have died giving birth to Roy, meaning this can either be Fiora, Ninian, or Lyndis. Whoever Hector marries is never mentioned in Binding Blade, and the possibilities include Florina, Farina, and (again) Lyn. Karla dies of illness some time after giving birth to Fir. Canas dies trying to stop a blizzard, and his son is raised by his grandmother - -- both appear in Fire Emblem 6.''The Binding Blade''. Not to mention, the Black Fang. Hector dies onscreen in Fire Emblem 6, ''The Binding Blade'', and he's actually told that he'll die a violent death for taking Armands; furthermore, outside sources say Oswin dies in the same battle, protecting Hector. Athos and Bramminond don't make it to 6. ''The Binding Blade''. Rath's grandfather and daughter are both in 6, 'The Binding Blade'', but neither of them mention mentions him, implying the worst. Nino is on the run, regardless if she's married or not in her endings, and her sons mention that the priest who ran the orphanage they were in was killed - -- in Lucius' ending, he starts an orphanage, so it's possible that he died as well. Given her loyalty to Bern and Zephiel, and the fact that she never appears in 6, ''The Binding Blade'', it's not looking great for Vaida, and possibly Heath as well.]] This has a lesser impact on western players who [[NoExportForYou never got Fire Emblem 6]]. ''The Binding Blade''



** Chapter 11 of ''[=FE7=]'' in Hector's story involves Hector and Matthew sneaking out of a castle while being pursued by assassins. There are only two of you and over a dozen of them. Good strategy helps, but a lot of the mission is praying you don't get screwed by the RNG.

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** Chapter 11 of ''[=FE7=]'' ''Blazing Sword'' in Hector's story involves Hector and Matthew sneaking out of a castle while being pursued by assassins. There are only two of you and over a dozen of them. Good strategy helps, but a lot of the mission is praying you don't get screwed by the RNG.



** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/14.png Chapter 14 of Fire Emblem 7]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter4.png Chapter 4 of Fire Emblem 6]] (Laus)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/23B.png Chapter 23 (Lloyd) of Fire Emblem 7]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter2.png Chapter 2 of Fire Emblem 6]] (Bern/Pherae border)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/27.png Chapter 27 of Fire Emblem 7]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter21.png Chapter 21 of Fire Emblem 6]] (The Shrine of Seals)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/28.png Chapter 28 of Fire Emblem 7]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter8x.png Chapter 8x of Fire Emblem 6]] (Durandal's cavern)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/30H.png Chapter 30 (Hector mode) of Fire Emblem 7]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter12x.png Chapter 12x of Fire Emblem 6]] (Armads' cavern)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/29.png Chapter 29 of Fire Emblem 7]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter8.png Chapter 8 of Fire Emblem 6]] (Inside Castle Ostia)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/29x.png Chapter 29x of Fire Emblem 7]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter7.png Chapter 7 of Fire Emblem 6]] (Outside Castle Ostia)

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** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/14.png Chapter 14 of Fire Emblem 7]]: Blazing Sword]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter4.png Chapter 4 of Fire Emblem 6]] The Binding Blade]] (Laus)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/23B.png Chapter 23 (Lloyd) of Fire Emblem 7]]: Blazing Sword]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter2.png Chapter 2 of Fire Emblem 6]] The Binding Blade]] (Bern/Pherae border)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/27.png Chapter 27 of Fire Emblem 7]]: Blazing Sword]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter21.png Chapter 21 of Fire Emblem 6]] The Binding Blade]] (The Shrine of Seals)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/28.png Chapter 28 of Fire Emblem 7]]: Blazing Sword]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter8x.png Chapter 8x of Fire Emblem 6]] The Binding Blade]] (Durandal's cavern)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/30H.png Chapter 30 (Hector mode) of Fire Emblem 7]]: Blazing Sword]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter12x.png Chapter 12x of Fire Emblem 6]] The Binding Blade]] (Armads' cavern)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/29.png Chapter 29 of Fire Emblem 7]]: Blazing Sword]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter8.png Chapter 8 of Fire Emblem 6]] The Binding Blade]] (Inside Castle Ostia)
** [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/29x.png Chapter 29x of Fire Emblem 7]]: Blazing Sword]]: [[http://serenesforest.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chapter7.png Chapter 7 of Fire Emblem 6]] The Binding Blade]] (Outside Castle Ostia)
29th May '16 5:57:57 PM GastonRabbit
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: ''The Binding Blade'' gives us some subversions in a series that plays this trope straighter than an arrow most of the time: the axe-wielding Gonzalez (whose ugliness and low intelligence makes him feared), and the plain-looking Dorothy (with her small eyes and plain, boyish clothing).
* {{BFS}}: Exaccus, which somehow turns into a trident when not in use.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: ''The Binding Blade'' gives us some subversions in a series that plays this trope straighter than an arrow most of the time: the The axe-wielding Gonzalez Gonzales (whose ugliness and low intelligence makes him feared), and the plain-looking Dorothy (with her small eyes and plain, boyish clothing).
* {{BFS}}: Exaccus, Eckesachs, which somehow turns into a trident when not in use.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Raigh, Sophia, and Niime, the three dark magic users of the game.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Raigh, Sophia, and Niime, the three dark magic users of the game. The last of these is the mother of Canas from the prequel, who is a strong believer in this trope.



* FaceOfAThug: Gonzales is an ugly character in a series that usually plays BeautyEqualsGoodness straight, but he's actually a kindhearted man who only associates with bandits because of his difficulty in being accepted anywhere else.



* GameMod: Fan translator gringe, who headed the development 2013 translation patch, has made a hack that changes stats to more closely resemble those of later GBA installments.



* LastOfHisKind: Yahn claims to be the last dragon, even his battle theme is named after that fact. Technically, there are other dragons around, [[spoiler:but Idoun is not a "true" dragon since she became a Dark Dragon and the war dragons she created are not real dragons, either]]. However, there are dragons on the other side of the Gate and in Arcadia.
* LighterAndSofter: The art style, sprites, and battle animations when compared to all of the previous games in the series, especially the [[DarkerAndEdgier Jugdral Series]]. Colourwise, this was actually justified because by the time these two games came out, the original Game Boy Advance (The one without backlit screens) was still commonplace - it made it easier to see. You can spot a change in ''The Sacred Stones'' gaining a more brown tone compared to these games, while still retaining the artstyle, though.

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* LastOfHisKind: Yahn Jahn claims to be the last dragon, even his battle theme is named after that fact. Technically, there are other dragons around, [[spoiler:but Idoun Idenn is not a "true" dragon since she became a Dark Dragon and the war dragons she created are not real dragons, either]]. However, there are dragons on the other side of the Gate and in Arcadia.
* LighterAndSofter: The art style, sprites, and battle animations when compared to all of the previous games in the series, especially the [[DarkerAndEdgier Jugdral Series]]. series]]. Colourwise, this was actually justified because by the time these two games came out, the original Game Boy Advance (The UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance (the one without a frontlit or backlit screens) screen) was still commonplace - -- it made it easier to see. You can spot a change in ''The Sacred Stones'' gaining a more brown tone compared to these games, while still retaining the artstyle, art style, though.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: While this is par for the course in ''Fire Emblem'', Binding Blade takes it UpToEleven. Most games give the player a couple of characters per class (e.g. two myrmidons, a couple of prepromotes) in case the player loses the first or prefers a different balance. This game has two separate cavalier/paladin squads, ''three'' armor knights, two prepromoted archers, three thieves... including the bonus characters, there are sixty-two playable characters.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: While this is par for the course in ''Fire Emblem'', ''The Binding Blade Blade'' takes it UpToEleven. Most games give the player a couple of characters per class (e.g. two myrmidons, a couple of prepromotes) in case the player loses the first or prefers a different balance. This game has two separate cavalier/paladin squads, ''three'' armor knights, two prepromoted archers, three thieves... including the bonus characters, there are sixty-two playable characters.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Fire Dragons have ''wings made of fire.''

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Fire Dragons have ''wings made of fire.''fire''.



* PolarOppositeTwins: Raigh and Lugh, respectively. The former sports a snarky grin and has a reputation for being cold and heartless, whereas the latter is kind and cheery. Both are potent [[BlackMage magic users]], though.

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* PolarOppositeTwins: Raigh and Lugh, respectively. The former sports a snarky grin and has a reputation for being cold and heartless, whereas the latter is kind and cheery. Both are potent [[BlackMage magic users]], though.though, with the former using dark magic and the latter using anima magic.



* RecurringElement: There are many aspects of ''Fuuin'' that are extremely similar to ''Mystery of the Emblem'', including some of the characters (Miledy is a very blatant {{Expy}} of Minerva in terms of class, looks, and personality) and parts of the plot (mostly about Idoun being the "Dark Dragon", all of the liberation that Roy does). There are also plenty of differences, but it's one reason why its prequel is considered superior by many.
* RelationshipValues: ''Binding Blade'' introduced the support system in its modern form, patterned after the marriage system from the fourth game. Certain characters build friendships or romance by ending turns next to each other, quickly for some and glacially slow for others.

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* RecurringElement: There are many aspects of ''Fuuin'' ''The Binding Blade'' that are extremely similar to ''Mystery of the Emblem'', including some of the characters (Miledy (Milady is a very blatant {{Expy}} of Minerva in terms of class, looks, and personality) and parts of the plot (mostly about Idoun Idenn being the "Dark Dragon", all of the liberation that Roy does). There are also plenty of differences, but it's one reason why its prequel is considered superior by many.
* RelationshipValues: ''Binding ''The Binding Blade'' introduced the support system in its modern form, patterned after the marriage system from the fourth game. Certain characters build friendships or romance by ending turns next to each other, quickly for some and glacially slow for others.



* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: In Chapter 3, Zephiel, Idoun, and Narcian--all of them very powerful fighters--are all present at Araphen Castle. Idoun, the FinalBoss, offers to take out Roy's band of low-level fighters and mercenaries, but Zephiel declines and departs with her, leaving the matter to Narcian. ''He'' promptly turns the matter over to a low-level knight so he can lech on Clarine. This happens again in Chapter 13, but instead to a low-level Wyvern Lord and a large force of Etrurian cavalry.

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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: In Chapter 3, Zephiel, Idoun, Idenn, and Narcian--all of them very powerful fighters--are all present at Araphen Castle. Idoun, Idenn, the FinalBoss, offers to take out Roy's band of low-level fighters and mercenaries, but Zephiel declines and departs with her, leaving the matter to Narcian. ''He'' promptly turns the matter over to a low-level knight so he can lech on Clarine. This happens again in Chapter 13, but instead to a low-level Wyvern Lord and a large force of Etrurian cavalry.



* IHaveYourWife: King Mordred is held hostage by Bern forces [[spoiler:at the instigation of his Trecherous Advisor, Roartz]] to force Etruria's top generals to fight Roy's army.

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* IHaveYourWife: King Mordred is held hostage by Bern forces [[spoiler:at the instigation of his Trecherous Advisor, Roartz]] TrecherousAdvisor, Roartz,]] to force Etruria's top generals to fight Roy's army.



* TheWorfEffect: The Lycian Alliance is thoroughly routed in the first few chapters of the game, with Hector of Ostia dying of his wounds. It's [[HarsherInHindsight all the more dire]] if you played ''Blazing Sword'' first and have firsthand experience of Hector's [[{{Badass}} badassery]].

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* TheWorfEffect: The Lycian Alliance is thoroughly routed in the first few chapters of the game, with Hector of Ostia dying of his wounds. It's [[HarsherInHindsight all the more dire]] if you played ''Blazing Sword'' first and have firsthand experience of Hector's [[{{Badass}} badassery]].{{badass}}ery.
8th May '16 1:41:51 PM eowynjedi
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* AlliterativeName: Roy's final weapon, which the game takes its title from, is either the '''S'''word of '''S'''eals or the '''B'''inding '''B'''lade.



* [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Dragon]]: [[spoiler:Most of the Manaketes you will face in the game were created by Idenn.]]

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* [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Dragon]]: ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler:Most of the Manaketes you will face in the game were created by Idenn.]]



* [[BlackMagicianGirl Black Magician Boy]]: Lugh is a walking firestorm with a juvenile smile.
* ChivalrousPervert: Saul.



* {{Expy}}: [[http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x198/pvpnk8/FE6and11comparison.png This is a rather good example]], [[http://www.serenesforest.net/general/relation.html as is this]].

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* {{Expy}}: Many of the characters strongly resemble characters from the first game. [[http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x198/pvpnk8/FE6and11comparison.png This is a rather good example]], [[http://www.serenesforest.net/general/relation.html as is this]].



* FantasticRacism: Bern mounts a genocidal campaign against the tribes of Sacae; Sue and Rutger are both witnesses to the atrocity.



* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler:Zephiel's firm belief in this is why he's able to gain allies in disaffected dragons.]] They believe that all of Elibe's suffering can be laid at mankind's doorstep, starting with The Scouring. As such, they want to purge the continent of them. And humans did strike the first blow in the Scouring after generations of peaceful coexistence.

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* HumansAreBastards: HumansAreTheRealMonsters: [[spoiler:Zephiel's firm belief in this is why he's able to gain allies in disaffected dragons.]] They believe that all of Elibe's suffering can be laid at mankind's doorstep, starting with The Scouring. As such, they want to purge the continent of them. And humans did strike the first blow in the Scouring after generations of peaceful coexistence.



* LaResistance:
** The freedom fighters of the Western Isles, trying to eject the government-sanctioned bandits that are forcing them into slavery.
** Cecilia also leads Loyalist forces against the coup in Etruria partway through the game.



* LaResistance:
** The freedom fighters of the Western Isles, trying to eject the government-sanctioned bandits that are forcing them into slavery.
** Cecilia also leads Loyalist forces against the coup in Etruria partway through the game.

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* LaResistance:
** The freedom fighters of
LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: While this is par for the Western Isles, trying to eject course in ''Fire Emblem'', Binding Blade takes it UpToEleven. Most games give the government-sanctioned bandits that player a couple of characters per class (e.g. two myrmidons, a couple of prepromotes) in case the player loses the first or prefers a different balance. This game has two separate cavalier/paladin squads, ''three'' armor knights, two prepromoted archers, three thieves... including the bonus characters, there are forcing them into slavery.
** Cecilia also leads Loyalist forces against the coup in Etruria partway through the game.
sixty-two playable characters.



* TheOjou: Clarine, the daughter of an Etrurian noble, is haughty and pretty loud about her sense of refined beauty and how none of those uncouth plebeians could hope to compete with her marvelous brother.



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Roy's army, to varying degrees, thanks to the destruction or betrayal of his country's ''actual'' armed forces. As the game goes on he picks up mercenaries, orphans, thieves, defectors, and genuine veterans.



* RelationshipValues: ''Binding Blade'' introduced the support system in its modern form, patterned after the marriage system from the fourth game. Certain characters build friendships or romance by ending turns next to each other, quickly for some and glacially slow for others.



* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your King]]: King Mordred is held hostage by Bern forces [[spoiler:at the instigation of his Trecherous Advisor, Roartz]] to force Etruria's top generals to fight Roy's army.

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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your King]]: IHaveYourWife: King Mordred is held hostage by Bern forces [[spoiler:at the instigation of his Trecherous Advisor, Roartz]] to force Etruria's top generals to fight Roy's army.
18th Apr '16 10:05:57 PM Wuz
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The sixth and seventh games in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series, comprising its third canon and timeline, and being the first to be completely separate from its predecessors. It was this canon which was both responsible for sparking interest among western gamers, then actually following through by being the franchise's international debut. It was also the first set of games to come following the departure of series creator Shouzou Kaga.

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The sixth and seventh games in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series, comprising its third canon and timeline, and being the first to be completely separate from its predecessors. It was this canon which was both responsible for sparking interest among western gamers, then actually following through by being the franchise's international debut. It was also the first set of games to come following the departure of series creator Shouzou Kaga.
24th Jan '16 11:42:23 PM Ninplanet123
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Lucius actually [[UnsettlingGenderReveal confused Serra]] and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Sain]].

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Lucius actually [[UnsettlingGenderReveal confused Serra]] and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Sain]]. He later received [[{{Expy}} expies]] in ''Awakening'' and ''Fates'' who had the same effect that he did on Serra.
24th Jan '16 11:36:20 PM Ninplanet123
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** The overall brighter colors can be attributed to the fact that this game was released back when the Game Boy Advance did not have a backlit screen, it was so it was easier to see what you were doing. ''The Sacred Stones'' was released ''after'' we got backlit screens, so they now had the liberty to use darker colors.
24th Jan '16 11:35:08 PM Ninplanet123
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* LighterAndSofter: The art style, sprites, and battle animations when compared to all of the previous games in the series, especially the [[DarkerAndEdgier Jugdral Series]]. Colourwise, this was actually justified because by the time these two games came out, the original Game Boy Advance (The one without backlit screens) was still commonplace - it made it easier to see. You can spot a change in Sacred Stones gaining a more brown tone compared to these games, while still retaining the artstyle, though.

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* LighterAndSofter: The art style, sprites, and battle animations when compared to all of the previous games in the series, especially the [[DarkerAndEdgier Jugdral Series]]. Colourwise, this was actually justified because by the time these two games came out, the original Game Boy Advance (The one without backlit screens) was still commonplace - it made it easier to see. You can spot a change in ''The Sacred Stones Stones'' gaining a more brown tone compared to these games, while still retaining the artstyle, though. though.
** The overall brighter colors can be attributed to the fact that this game was released back when the Game Boy Advance did not have a backlit screen, it was so it was easier to see what you were doing. ''The Sacred Stones'' was released ''after'' we got backlit screens, so they now had the liberty to use darker colors.
24th Jan '16 7:08:14 PM Josef5678
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Various villages and houses will give you different dialogue depending on who visits there. When Hector appears in an EarlyBirdCameo in Lyn's story, there's even different dialogue if you send Matthew or Serra there!
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