This is a list of characters in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones]].
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[[folder:General]]

!! Universal FE character tropes present:
* ActionGirl: All the female units (Even Tethys in her own way) are this, by default.
* {{Badass}}: Joshua, Ephraim, Gerik, Marisa, Cormag, Caellach, Colm, Eirika.
* BodyguardCrush: Seth to Eirika and Vanessa to Innes. Possibly Ephraim towards Myrrh.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Eirika and Ephraim.
** Though only by a [[IncestSubtext very broad definition of "incest."]]
* DisappearedDad: The twins' father, King Fado, quite literally dies five minutes in. [[spoiler:When ''his'' beloved dad (Emperor Vigarde) died, Prince Lyon tried to subvert this with his Dark Magic... and caused the whole disaster everyone is in]]
* DragonRider: Cormag. Any Pegasus Knights can also become this. On the enemy side: Glen (Cormag's older brother) and Valter.
* GenkiGirl: Tana and L'Arachel; L'Arachel takes Genki-ness to a whole new level.
* {{Gonk}}: Riev, Dozla, and Gilliam are drawn differently but aren't actually ugly. A certain Giant Mook named Gheb is also notable... notable for silly memetic reasons.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Kyle and Forde, in the tradition of the red and green knight pair. They're not only inseparable, but appear to have been friends (or at least rivals) since childhood.
* MagikarpPower: All of the 'trainee class' characters -- Ewan, Amelia, and Ross.
* {{Mighty Glacier}}/{{Genius Bruiser}}: Gilliam, Duessel. Or for that sake, any Knight or Cavalier promoted into the slow, yet powerful Great Knight rather than the frailer, but more skilled and faster Paladin.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Selena Fluorspar, possibly Sunstone Glen.
* OneManArmy: All have the potential to wreck enemy lines,
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Six of them! Ephraim, Eirika, Innes, Tana, [[spoiler: L'Arachel]], and [[spoiler: Joshua]].
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Rennac and L'Arachel may qualify.
** MistressAndServantBoy: They definitely count as this, too.
* SinisterMinister:Riev

!!Some specific tropes that can be found here:

* BoisterousBruiser: Dozla, and Ross might grow up into one of these.
* CoolBigSis: Tethys, Syrene
* DefectingForLove: Franz convinces Amelia to lay down her arms and join his side when they first met. And yes, they can get together via supports.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Knoll, Ewan if you choose to make him a Shaman.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Glen and Cormag
* DefectorFromDecadence: Natasha and Knoll.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Many characters call Saleh "Master" despite his preference to the contrary, he believes that material wealth is unnecessary, and the fictional religion of Valega involves constant meditation to find [[strike:enlightenment]] harmony between oneself and the world.
** Also, Ewan complains to Tethys that she spends too much time "dancing" for the men in the regiment. The innuendo is quite obvious, but upon further scrutiny, it [[EntendreFailure fails]], mainly because of the normal male response to sex (i.e. sleep).
*** Think about that the next time an enemy Troubadour or Valkyrie tries to use a Sleep staff on you...
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Orson and Carlyle]]
* FailureKnight: Gerik tells Innes in their supports that he became a mercenary mostly to protect a friend who was in his way to become one, but said friend soon was killed off. ''[[spoiler:By Saleh.]]'' It was an accident, but once he and [[spoiler: Saleh]] realize who they've been teamed up with--in their ''A support'', no less--it's revealed that [[spoiler:Saleh]] never got over his guilt.
* FauxActionGirl: Queen Ismaire, in Eirika's path. Once unlocked for the Creature Campaign, Ismaire is ''most definitely'' a LadyOfWar.
** Syrene is a borderline example, as she joins you REALLY late and has only average growths. A Monster Campaign fills it more or less nicely, although being a squad captain, you'd think she'd be a bit more competent from the get-go.
* FanNickname: Moulder the Boulder and Gilliam Bojangles. Who they're referring to is pretty obvious.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Averted with Eirika and Ephraim, who look clearly related but not identical.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Natasha and Knoll. Amazingly, they both ''live''. Too bad that Natasha's ObiWan, Father [=McGregor=], didn't make it with her.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Averted with Ephraim, as he wields a spear. Eirika, on the other hand, plays it straight, using a [[RoyalRapier rapier]].
* HeroesWantRedHeads: One of Eirika's easier-to-get A supports is with the redheaded Seth. Likewise, the redhead Joshua has three possible girlfriends and one of them is [[EmotionlessGirl Marisa the Crimson Flash]].
* HitmanWithAHeart: Most of the Jehannans killed for a living even before the war, but that simply couldn't be helped as Jehanna is mostly desert with very few other opportunities. They tend to be very friendly off the job with a high number of supports, and Marisa is seen as odd for being as unapproachable as she is.
* IllGirl: Lyon is a male version. [[spoiler:Monica plays this straight. She died, and it drove her husband Orson ''crazy''.]]
* IJustWantToBeBadass: Ross, Ewan, and Amelia. All three of them get their wish.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Colm, Lute, and Innes are this in ''spades''.
* JustAKid: Ewan, to Saleh and Tethys
* KidAnova: Ewan, despite the age difference, can bang on Amelia via supports
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Orson's FaceHeelTurn is motivated by Riev's offer to revive his dead wife Monica. Seth mentions that they were HappilyMarried and very in love, until she died of illness half a year ago.]] Also, [[spoiler:Carlyle was in love with Ismaire, and it also drove him to betray his kingdom.]]
* MissingMom: Melina, Amelia's mother, was abducted by bandits when Amelia was a little girl. [[spoiler:She's alive and in Grado, but has LaserGuidedAmnesia; if Amelia supports with Duessel, they can be reunited.]] Risa, Ross's mother and Garcia's wife, died when Ross was a small child and Garcia left the army to raise Ross. Neimi's mother died when she was small too, leaving a handmirror to her as an OrphansPlotTrinket.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: The Lunar and Solar Braces. Neimi's handmirror and archery gauntlets. Franz's comb.
* ParentalAbandonment: Aside from the twins and Lyon?
** L'Arachel is an orphan raised by her uncle after her parents died while fighting off the evil when she was a little girl.
** Tethys and Ewan were abandoned by their parents as children, so Tethys became a dancer to support both of them.
** Lute was raised by her grandmother since her parents are always travelling.
** Saleh is strongly implied to have been orphaned--his grandmother specifically tells you, "Please take care of Saleh. He's my only grandson."
** [[spoiler:Franz and Forde]], whose mother died shortly after the younger of the duo was born, and whose father was killed [[spoiler:in an attempt to hunt down an assassin in the Renais castle. Only Forde remembers either of them very clearly.]]
** Neimi's mother died of illness early, and pretty much everyone but her and Colm died when their village was attacked.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Played to a more realistic degree than usual. The outer countries have a higher percentage of people who have the same general traits (Jehannans tend to have red hair, Frelians blue, Grads are blonde). Renais has no particular stereotype of its own, which is justified as it shares a border with nearly all of the other countries.
* PluckyGirl: All of the ladies, but specially the three princesses: Eirika, Tana and L'Arachel.
* PromotionToParent: Tethys, after she and Ewan fall victims to ParentalAbandonment. And [[spoiler:Forde]] after he and [[spoiler:Franz]] fall victims to parental death.
* TheRival: Innes, to Ephraim. Also, [[spoiler:Lyon considers himself one to Ephraim, who is oblivious.]]
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Amelia and Neimi, if they support.
** Also Tana and Eirika, with Eirika and L'Arachel as well.
* ShrinkingViolet: Myrrh, Neimi in the beginning
* SilkHidingSteel: Natasha, Queen Ismaire, and Artur (male version). Syrene and Selena have traces of the trope too.
* SmugSnake: Pablo, Riev, and others
* StalkerWithACrush: Carlyle, towards Ismaire. Valter, towards Eirika. Lute, towards Artur (she calls it "monk watching" when asked by others)
* StarCrossedLovers: Pleasantly subverted with [[spoiler:Tana and Cormag]]: he leaves without a word after Grado is rebuilt, she spends years searching for him, and then she ''does'' manage to find him [[spoiler:and makes him a knight of Frelia.]]
* StayInTheKitchen: How Innes viewed Eirika and Tana (and L'Arachel, to a degree) at first. Curiously, he doesn't view Vanessa like this. This is most likely because Eirika, Tana and L'Arachel are all princesses whereas Vanessa is just a vassal, meaning it's her job to fight.
** And she's got what the other three don't have: ''fighting experience.'' Tana had just finished her training (under Vanessa and her sister Syrene), Eirika's own training under Ephraim was pretty recent too, and L'Arachel is a WhiteMage instead of an ActionGirl.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Marisa, so much. Colm is somewhat of a male example, hiding behind a JerkassFacade.
** And Lute, if you get her to support with Artur. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming What can be cuter]] than a BlackMagicianGirl going all blushy, flustered and "WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove" when her childhood friend confesses to her?
** Innes as well. More to Eirika and Vanessa, since with L'Arachel he's more of a {{Tsundere}}.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Eirika, Ephraim, Lyon. In a sense, L'Arachel, Dozla, Rennac.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Lyon, to Eirika. Tana, if not paired with Ephraim. Innes, if not paired with Eirika. Artur, if not paired with Lute. Neimi, if not paired with Colm.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: All of the above if they reach A support. Except for Lyon. ''Poor Lyon''.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Lyon. Also Cormag, towards his older brother Glen. Ross is this to his father, though for positive reasons (Garcia raised Ross on his own, so he wants to be just as strong), as is Ewan for his sister Tethys.
* YouKilledMyFather: The starting point of lots of drama for the twins. [[spoiler:Or in Joshua's case's, it's more exactly a "You killed my ''mother''" directed towards his ex-leader Caellach. In Cormag's (only in Eirika's route), we have a "You killed my ''brother''" towards Eirika, but she can convince him otherwise, at which point it gets redirected towards its proper target, Valter.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Eirika, L'Arachel, Amelia, Tana, and Vanessa get the long boots plus skirt variant.
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[[folder:Main characters]]

!!Eirika (Eirik)
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[[caption-width-right:277:“It is... I just pray that this fighting will end as swiftly as possible. No one desires this war. So why must it continue?”]]

The Princess of Renais. [[LadyOfWar Elegant, beautiful]], [[PluckyGirl strongwilled and just]], as well as into diplomacy and politics rather than into war despite being [[ActionGirl an accomplished swordswoman]], but also being [[IncestSubtext heavily implied]] to have an [[BrotherSisterIncest incestuous crush]] on [[{{Twincest}} her twin brother Ephraim]] (though she can form relationships with her other friend Innes or other male characters, via supports). When Grado invaded Renais, Eirika escaped with [[TheLancer her guardian]] [[HeroesWantRedheads Seth]] to the neighboring Frelia and worked her way to uncover the mystery of Grado's invasion, one that leads to [[spoiler: a resurrection of [[SealedEvilInACan the Demon King Fomortiis]].]]

->'''Class:''' Lord, either Bride (DLC) or Myrmidon (Spotpass) (Awakening)
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* ActionGirl: Like any Lord character she's a dab hand with a sword.
* AllLovingHero: She genuinely thinks the best of most people, even her current enemies. This helps to attract new members of the army.
* BadassBoast: Threatens to send General Glen home with his tail between his legs if he tries to stop her.
* BadassPrincess: She's only been learning swordplay for three years and has never been on a battlefield before, but given her regular disposition and nature, she bears with it surprisingly well.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Oh, she's one of the kindest individuals out there, but if you dare screw with her, or Ephraim, she won't hesitate to cut you where you stand... Well, unless you're Lyon. But she'll still cut you after she's done hesitating.
* BodyguardCrush: If she develops feelings for either Forde or [[HeroesWantRedheads Seth]].
* CryCute: After [[spoiler:Lyon crushes Renais' stone, proving once and for all that he's really dead and she's just given away the Sacred Stone for nothing.]]
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Lampshaded in one of her support conversations with Forde. [[InformedAttribute While we never get to see it]], apparently MagicSkirt ''isn't'' in effect here.
* DistressBall: Twice Eirika gets into trouble and needs rescuing by Ephraim (once while trying to rescue ''him'').
** BigDamnHeroes: But she also rescues Innes, Gerik and Tethys in her route, and is far more successful at that.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Eirika's beauty and grace are admired greatly by many of the girls that follow her.
* Expy: Her growths, and bases are almost dead on with [[FireEmblem Elibe's]] Lyndis.
* FragileSpeedster: Though she can take a hit a time or two.
** LightningBruiser: If well-trained.
* [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Girly Girl]]: To Tana's {{Tomboy}}.
* TheHero: For the First Story Arc. Come Chapter 8, she jointly shares the role with Ephraim in-story.
* [[HeroesWantRedheads Heroines Want Redheads]]: Her and Seth.
* [[HumbleHero Humble Heroine]]: She displays this pretty openly, given her ''normal'' disposition towards people.
* IdiotBall: She [[spoiler:hands the stone of Renais over to the Demon King just because Lyon appears to be asking her to]]. Somewhat justified considering [[spoiler:Eirika wasn't there to hear the whole, true story from Knoll about Lyon and the Dark Stone, and the Demon King appears to her in the guise of the Lyon she knows and loves]].
* IncestSubtext: Not stated outright, but the implications are there. Both Lyon and Innes seem to think she couldn't love them while Ephraim's around, although let's face it, they're not the most reliable source.
* LadyAndKnight: With either Seth or Forde.
* LadyOfWar: Other characters comment on her grace, and her sprite animations are rather elegant.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: With regards to her bracelet. She really can't be blamed for giving it away when nobody's told her it's anything other than royal jewelry, when it's really [[spoiler:part of the seal on the Demon King]].
* ModestRoyalty: Spends the game wearing some practical light armor.
* NaiveNewcomer: She's shocked by the cruelties of war and the battlefield, which she had never laid eyes on before.
* NiceGirl: One of her defining characteristics. ''Everyone'' who's known her for more than five minutes comments on how kind she is.
* PimpedOutDress: In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' {{DLC}}, she dons a bride's gown
* PluckyGirl: Just try and make her StayInTheKitchen.
* ShutUpHannibal: To [[DirtyCoward Novala]] in Chapter 6.
* SkilledButNaive: An accomplished swordswoman, but having been trained for diplomacy for most of her life ''and'' having just finished her swordmanship training, she has to be heavily advised on tactics and strategy.
* ThighHighBoots
* WideEyedIdealist: As seen with IdiotBall above. However, this doesn't stop her from being ...
** [[TheWisePrince The Wise Princess]]: Hardly an idiot by any measure of the imagination in spite of this. For instance, she might have been shocked with [[DarkIsEvil Novala's]] [[DirtyCoward tactics]] in Chapter 6, but she quickly told him to shut his trap when he gloated too much and warned him she wouldn't stand for her citizens being abused.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Teal Hair]]
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Ephraim
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[[caption-width-right:250:"Trust me. I don't pick fights I can't win.”]]

The Crown Prince of Renais, who unlike his twin sister is more into combat and war strategies rather than politics. He wields a spear instead of the standard Fire Emblem hero weapon the sword. When Eirika escapes, Ephraim was already on the way to slow Grado's advances. He eventually joins up with Eirika and helped her in her quest, eventually learning that he will have to take responsibility to be a good king, not just fighting all the time.

->'''Class:''' Lord, Great Knight (Awakening)
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* TheAce: Deconstructed. For the first part of the story, it seems Ephraim can get through ''anything''. However, when he gets back to Renais, Seth tells him that the citizens are ''not'' cheering for his return. They're only happy because [[spoiler:Orson's reign of terror is over]]. Ephraim takes this as the sign that his LeeroyJenkins tendencies haven't been great for his people and begins to mature from then on.
** Not only that, but his fame as TheAce is one of the biggest reasons why his friends Innes and [[spoiler:Lyon]], distanced themselves from and envied him, despite their own talents. In the first case Ephraim only sees it as normal FriendlyRivalry, but Innes takes it more seriously to the point of telling Eirika that he'll only propose to her after defeating Ephraim; in the latter, [[PlayedForDrama there is nothing funny about it]], since [[spoiler:Ephraim ''adores'' Lyon and never ever sees him as inferior, so he's struck ''hard'' (read: he's driven to tears) when he learns about Lyon's psychological troubles and how a part of them can be linked to seeing himself as inferior to Ephraim.]]
* ActionHero ''and'' GuileHero
* {{Badass}}
** [[BadassBoast Badass Boasting]] CatchPhrase: "I don't pick fights I can't win."
* BigBrotherInstinct [[BigBrotherMentor Mentor]]: Both siblings are of the same age, but he acts as one to her anyway. Also applies in his relationship with Myrrh - she specifically asks if she can call him "brother" in their C Support, and their deepening relationship is this as opposed to romantic.
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Eirika twice in the story.
* BladeOnAStick: One of the few Lord characters who uses something other than a sword.
* BloodKnight: Could probably give ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ash]][[BigBad nard]]'' a run for his money in this department. Ephraim is more or less addicted to fighting and seems to constantly be on the lookout for a WorthyOpponent. Deconstructed by the end, along with his [[TheAce Ace]] characteristics.
* BookDumb: He knows nothing of magic, as he will [[BrokenRecord frequently point out]].
** In a flashback, he also complains that books are too thick and have too many words.
** Not to say he's actually stupid or can't read, he's just too bored and impatient with books. This is tied into his CharacterDevelopment in accepting his duties.
* BrilliantButLazy: Ephraim hates scholarly study and spent his youth trying to get out of as many history and diplomacy lessons as possible--he leaves that to Eirika. As a result, he's a fantastic tactician and fighter, but not as good a diplomat as a royal heir ought to be. (Contrast with Eirika, who lacks in the strategic and tactics field but is pretty good at diplomacy).
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: The game stubbornly refuses to allow Ephraim to fail at anything in the storyline.
** CutsceneIncompetence: That said, [[spoiler:Lyon manages to steal the Renais Sacred Stone from him a bit too easily.]]
* {{Expy}}: He's a little more subdued, but his somewhat rebellious attitude, tendency to charge towards his problems headfirst, and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Blue hair]] might remind one of [[FireEmblemElibe Hector.]]
** The chapter in which he reclaims Renais is also pretty similar to the chapter in which [[FireEmblemAkaneia Marth]] reclaims Altea.
** Gameplay wise, his promoted class is very similar to a lance-locked Eliwood, complete with the same stat caps, and similar animations,
* LightningBruiser: Very good offensive growths, and decent defensive parameters to boot. Once he's trained up a bit, as he'll max out a few stats usually pre-promotion and a good chance of most after promoting.
* GloryHound
* GuileHero: He was able to wage guerrilla warfare on the Grado forces with only ''three'' soldiers; and [[spoiler:when Orson led them into a trap, he and his two remaining soldiers ''fought through'' Valter's forces by breaking east, thanks to his tactics]]. Obviously it doesn't shine through in gameplay (it's the player who's in charge), but between-chapter exposition frequently shows evidence of Ephraim's tactical and strategic genius.
* TheHero: Come Chapter 8 and the end of the First Story Arc he joins up with Eirika, and from then on they share this role in-story.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: During the First Story Arc, you're hearing of his exploits against Grado as he and his men use guerilla tactics to weaken the army. The game's sole Gaiden Chapter even gives you control of him and his men instead of Eirika's.
* IncestSubtext: Not stated outright, but the implications are there...
* LeeroyJenkins: If trying to take on an enemy castle, and then their ''capital city'' with only two soldiers doesn't qualify you for this, who knows what will. And somehow, Ephraim makes it [[BadAss work]].
* LostForever: Happens if you allow [[spoiler:Orson]] to [[SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear run off]] with Ephraim's signature lance, Reginleif. You can't get another one, even if you play Ephraim's route (whereas Eirika can find an extra Rapier on her route).
* ModestRoyalty
* NiceGuy: Despite his love of battle, he's very much this. He reacts to the enemy recruit Amelia by advising her on how to fight better, overcoming the vile rumors she's heard about him and winning her to his side.
* ObliviousToLove: He's particularly dense in his supports with Tana, constantly changing the subject from how nice she looked to his and Innes' rivalry.
** Well, not so much oblivious as the fact that [[BigBrotherInstinct In]][[AloofBigBrother nes]] didn't even give him a chance to interact with Tana at all during the event they're talking about (it's in the B support).
* RebelPrince: In the flashbacks to only a year or two ago, Ephraim commented that if it was up to him, he'd leave the kingdom in Eirika's hands and become a mercenary. Ephraim's journey forces him to confront the responsibility his father's death has placed upon him and grow into his duty as king.
* TenderTears: Only once and only on his own Route, but [[TearJerker it's quite a moving moment]] when the calm and composed Ephraim becomes misty-eyed.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Teal Hair]]

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[[folder: Renais]]

!!King Fado
The King of Renais, Fado is killed shortly into the story by [[spoiler:Prince Lyon]]. His death motivates his children.

->'''Class:''' General
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* BadassBeard
* MightyGlacier: Likely, his class ''was'' General.
** However, he has a unique sprite in the opening cutscene in which he is killed; the "General" class is only for the recruitable version in the post-game content.
* SacrificialLamb: He doesn't live past the first chapter and his death is what kickstarts the plot.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He doesn't even make it past the prologue.

!!Seth
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[[caption-width-right:250:“It is my charge. It is my hope. Sir [[spoiler:Orson]]... Prepare yourself.”]]

The General of the Knights of Renais, Seth is ordered early on to escort Eirika to Frelia. He acts as TheLancer to whichever sibling is the main character in the story from there.

->'''Class:''' Paladin
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* {{Badass}}: He is known as the "Legendary Silver Knight".
* BodyguardCrush: On Eirika, if they support to A level.
* CrutchCharacter: A softer example; Seth can ''crush'' any foe for the first dozen or so chapters, and even after that he never really slows down. His base stats are just about enough to carry him through the whole game and his Growth Rates are on par with (and in some cases BETTER than) his unpromoted counterparts. He's often considered one of the most uber units in the entire series.
** A Seth-solo "challenge" is easier than actually playing the game normally.
* CurbStompBattle: Seth does this to the first half of the game with ease, and is capable of doing it for the entire game if one continues to use him.
* DeclarationOfProtection: To Eirika first and foremost, due to how Fado himself entrusted him with her safety; however, his relationship with Natasha has subtle shades of this as he worries a lot for her lack of self-care.
* TheDeterminator: Only death will stop Seth from carrying out Renais' will.
* DiscOneNuke: Seth has great growths and decent bases, but his greatest strength lies in his availability; He's the very first unit you get, and at that time, ''nothing'' can touch him. And unlike other pre-promotes, his growths ensure that any EXP he gets early on will not be wasted. By the time everyone's promoted, and the kiddy gloves are off, he's still on par with the rest of your army.
* {{Foil}}: To Ephraim. Seth's more about careful planning, while Ephraim's more about decimating enemy ranks.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: The Silver Lance he starts off with. One of the best weapons only available very late in the game. Unfortunately only Seth can wield it early in the game due to it's high Weapon Rank A requirement.
** In speed or efficiency runs, the Javelin's will serve as this to Seth, not only giving him a range weapon, but also to counterattack mages or archers.
* JackOfAllTrades: He serves as the General for the elite forces of Renais, Eirika's bodguard, the party's scout and tactician, and if you use him, the party's strongest fighter.
* KnightInShiningArmor: A very important part of his character is how he wants to protect the twins and his land, as well as those who need his help.
** Also ties in to gameplay, as Paladins are the number 1 rescuers in battle; having one of the highest movement ranges allows them to rescue anyone in need very quickly.
* LightningBruiser: At first, reduces down to JackOfAllStats later on.
* TheLancer: In-game, he qualifies for both twins, even following the Route of whichever twin you choose to follow.
* MightyGlacier: A very effective one for keeping enemies away from more fragile units. Not to mention he has the 2nd highest growth rate in Defense, so he only gets better as he levels up.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Seth has an extremely high Skill stat, which allows him to critical often. With the characteristically pitiful luck of an FE enemy, he has a high chance of dealing 3x damage to an enemy he can kill in one or two hits normally.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Condemns and pities Orson for having snapped and betrayed his country after his wife, who he had loved very much, died, but if he gets an A-support with Eirika, he'll be the same as Orson before Monica died.]]
* NumberTwo: To both Eirika and Ephraim.
* OneManArmy
* RedHeadedHero
* SecretKeeper: Seth knew about the Bracelets but kept his mouth shut per orders of King Fado, only spilling the beans out after the king's demise. [[spoiler:In fact, he [[IdiotBall only informs Eirika]] ''after'' she uses it in a hostage exchange, since she thinks it's just an ordinary piece of jewelry.]]
* TheStoic: Rarely shows emotion and is very calm, he is able to think straight even after seeing his lord get killed and is entrusted with the protection of his children (and the world for that matter, since he is the only one who knows the bracelet's secrets at the time).
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He was a total Garcia fanboy as a young squire, and is rather delighted (though he doesn't show it that openly) when he joins the group. He later admits to Franz he was one of these to Franz's father when he was a squire.
* TeamDad
* WeaponOfChoice: [[BladeOnAStick Lances]] and [[HeroesPreferSwords swords]].
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: Given to him by Valter. It looks like it hasn't ''totally'' closed up by the time the story ends.
** Which makes him an HandicappedBadass, and he still never slows down in performance.

!!Franz
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[[caption-width-right:240:“I may be young, but I'm every bit a Knight of Renais.”]]

A fresh knight in the Renais military, Franz joins Seth in escorting Eirika across the border. Franz is sent ahead initially and returns [[TheCavalry later with Gilliam]]. His older brother, Forde, is also a Cavalier, but he's under the direct service of Ephraim alongside Kyle and Orson.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier
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* BirdsOfAFeather: With Amelia.
* BladeOnAStick and HeroesPreferSwords: His initial weapons, but he can also pick up...
** AnAxeToGrind: If he promotes into a Great Knight.
* CaptainErsatz: While not as blatant as his older brother's resemblance to [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric]], Franz ''does'' resemble Alphonse's human form.
* FragileSpeedster: Franz is fast and decently strong, but he's not built of the sturdiest stuff.
* FriendlyRival: He and Amelia try to help one another's growth by being friendly rivals in both their supports and Amelia's supports with Dussel. By the time he and Amelia reach A support (and implied in Amelia and Neimi's A support) their relationship has deepened considerably.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Gilliam.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Natasha.
* NewMeat: Subverted. He's a rookie, but very on-the-ball.
* NiceGuy
* OlderThanTheyLook: He doesn't ''really'' look fifteen or sixteen, does he?
* RealMenWearPink: He can make a nice satchel.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: This is illustrated in several of his Support convos.

!!Garcia
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Garcia_4665.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:"To prepare myself for battle, I visualize the enemy in front of me."]]

A retired former soldier of Renais, Garcia left the military after his wife Risa died so he could raise his son Ross. When father and son are saved by Eirika's group early on, Ross manages to convince Garcia to rejoin the military and fight for the sake of Renais.

->'''Class:''' Fighter
----
* AnAxeToGrind: At first, though if he promotes into a Warrior, he'll also become the archer, or he can prove that HeroesPreferSwords.
* {{Badass}}: Especially for one of the poorly balanced Fighter class. Granted he's a bit rusty at first -- due to his retirement, no doubt -- but trained up back into form and ... oh ''yeah''.
** BadassBeard
** RetiredBadass: Left the army after Risa's death so he could raise Ross. When their village was destroyed and they were saved by Eirika's crew, he returned to action when Ross decided to join the troupe.
*** In his solo ending, he becomes an instructor in the Renais military, helping out the newbies.
* BerserkButton: First, don't threaten Ross. Two, don't damage his BadassBeard.
* BoisterousBruiser: And even more so after being retired for years. Eagerly lampshaded by Seth.
* CoolOldGuy
* FaceDeathWithDignity: His {{badass}} death quote: "I have no regrets. This was ''always'' my fate."
* GoodParents: He dearly loves his boy Ross.
* MightyGlacier: Garcia is tied with Lute for the best attack growth in the game, has subpar defenses compensated by ridiculous HP, and he even has a decent skill growth...All topped with a horrible speed base and growth. He will only hit once a round, but it will be a good one.
* PapaWolf: He takes up his axe again to defend his son after the bandits come to destroy their village. If you don't recruit him until after the level, he'll rampage through the thugs all by himself.

!!Ross
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[[caption-width-right:200:“Yeah! Don't be fooled by my appearance. I'm actually pretty good.”]]

Garcia's son, one of the three new "trainee" classes. In this case, he's a Journeyman, a sort of Pre-Fighter/Pirate class. Ross is eager to become a great warrior like his father.

->'''Class:''' Journeyman
----
* AnAxeToGrind: Like his father, and he can pick up the same sub-weapons as his father, too.
* BoisterousBruiser: LikeFatherLikeSon!
* BoisterousWeakling: Starts out as one; Ross is loud, and has plenty of confidence in his abilities, yet when he joins your party, he's a lot weaker than most of your team at that point. With a bit of training, however, this can be rectified.
* CallingTheOldManOut: He pulls this to convince Garcia to join Eirika's group and let him fight.
* DiscOneNuke: Ross is one of the three [[MagikarpPower trainees]] in the game. Unlike Amelia or Ewan, however, he joins at a very early point, where he can somewhat hold his own. This and the ridiculous XP gain rate of trainees makes leveling Ross a snap.
* GenerationXerox: Damn proud of it, too.
* GlassCannon: Ross falls into the typical axefighter's trap of being extremely strong on offense but having low defenses. He's able to offset it well with his high HP, speed, and luck, however, so he can tank a hit and dodge the rest before he's in trouble.
** He's also different from many Fighters in that he has a good skill growth, so he avoids the pratfall of an inability to crit that plagues many Fighters, including Garcia.
* HotBlooded
* IJustWantToBeBadass: Ross is eager to live up to his father's name, as you may have gathered.
* MagikarpPower: He starts as a weak Journeyman, but you can easily train him and make him a powerhouse. Even better: since he's the first of the pre-classes to join, it's easier to have him leveled.
* NiceGuy: When off-duty, he's quite the sweetheart.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: If he takes the route to Berserker, he will never pick up a secondary weapon. [[BadAss He will also be so powerful with just his axe that he has no need for anything else]].
* WellDoneSonGuy: Subverted. Ross wants to impress his dad more than anything, and the love and respect is reciprocated.

!!Neimi
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[[caption-width-right:250:"Well, I might not be the best, but when something needs to be done...I do it."]]

A resident of Renais, and an Archer of reasonable skill. Neimi's village is sacked by Brigands, and Eirika agrees to help her find her childhood friend and the other survivor, Colm. She turns out to be the granddaughter and disciple of Sethla, a legendary archer.

->'''Class:''' Archer
----
* {{Expy}}: Similarly to Eirika with Lyndis, Neimi's stats are almost identical to those of [[FireEmblemElibe Rebecca]]. Unless you make her a Ranger, becoming more similar to Rath or a promoted Sue.
* FragileFlower: She's quite emotionally frail and given to getting upset a lot.
* FragileSpeedster
** LightningBruiser: Potentially, if you get her to A support with Colm. Their support bonuses are explosive and add up to a ton of crits.
* InterGenerationalFriendship: With Garcia and Gilliam.
* MementoMacguffin: A handmirror that belonged to her MissingMom. Colm went to the bandits' hideout specifically to retrieve it.
** She actually has two MMG's. One is the aforementioned handmirror, the other is her archery gauntlet that she uses in battle.
-->'''Neimi:''' (to Garcia, about her gauntlet) My late grandfather gave it to me. It was too big for me, so I resized it to fit my hand. He was the one who taught me how to use a bow... This is a keepsake he gave me.
* TenderTears: Her character info even says "[[LampshadeHanging she cries a lot]]."
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: If you pair her with Colm.
** UnluckyChildhoodFriend: If you don't.

!!Colm (Coma)
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[[caption-width-right:330:“You need anything stolen, I'm your man. 'Course, my blade's no joke either.”]]

Neimi's childhood friend, and a Thief. The group encounters him stealing from a group of Bandits to reclaim Neimi's MementoMacguffin... after he steals Eirika's Lunar Brace. Afterwards, he returns the bracelet and joins the group alongside Neimi.

->'''Class:''' Thief
----
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
* ChekhovsGunman: First appears at the end of Chapter 2 (The Protected).
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: With hilarious results in his and Moulder's B support.
* FragileSpeedster: While he does take a lot of damage when hit, he often can dodge pretty well.
** LightningBruiser: Potentially, if you promote him to Assassin and get him to A support with Neimi. Their support bonuses are explosive and add up to a ton of crits. And unlike most thieves, Colm has a respectable strength growth, so he should make a decent dent on the enemy, even he doesn't crit.
* GentlemanThief: What he becomes in his solo ending. If you pair him with Neimi, though, he will quit his thieving ways.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's very brusque with Neimi but he still goes out of his way to get her mirror back, and is concerned over Eirika.
* PercussivePickpocket: Steals Eirika's bracelet this way.
* SmallNameBigEgo: To a degree, if he supports with Rennac. Who becomes his TricksterMentor.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Snarky, cool, and teases Neimi a lot with a straight face. ''But Heaven help whoever makes his Neimi suffer''. In fact, he went to the bandits's hideout '''on his own''' solely to recover Neimi's TragicKeepsake.
* {{Trickster}}
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Artur (Asseray)
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[[caption-width-right:250:"Evil shade! May the blessed light drive you from this land!”]]

A humble, gentle monk the party encounters trying to purge the woods of Monsters. Artur joins them after the incident.

->'''Class:''' Monk
----
* {{Bishonen}}: Lampshaded by Tethys. It seems like men of the cloth in FE tend to be blessed by the gods with beauty.
* HolyHandGrenade: His light magic is ''really'' useful against monster enemies.
* ManInWhite: As a man of the cloth, like other examples in Fire Emblem.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: With Lute. ''Specially'' if they get married, as their ending says [[HouseHusband he's the one handling the household]].
* NiceGuy
* SilkHidingSteel: Yet another male example. In short, he's a nice and gentle guy with a HolyHandGrenade.
* SquishyWizard
** FragileSpeedster: He has quite high speed for a monk.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend or VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Depends on your whether you pair him with Lute or not.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Spiders?!]]: It wasn't improved when Lute released a swarm of them in his bedroom once to "help" him get over his fear of them.

!!Lute
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[[caption-width-right:250:“Because there's no one better than me.”]]

This [[InsufferableGenius proud]] mage is old friends with Artur; she joins during the same battle he does.

->'''Class:''' Mage
----
* ActionGirl: An incredibly good mage who eagerly goes into battle against ancient monsters.
* BadassBookworm: She spent most of her childhood in her grandmother's library.
* BadassBoast: Lute can't go a day without mentioning her natural genius and unfathomable power.
* BlackMagicianGirl
* BloodKnight: Possibly. She ''really'' enjoys killing monsters with her magic. But she also does it "with love" in her own words.
* ChildProdigy: She's very proud of this, and has the skills to back it up.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Like L'Arachel, she's very much on her own wavelength, and her thought process is incomprehensible to others. If she and Artur marry, it's implied her son is just as odd as she is, as she starts studying the child's "baffling habits" with as much interest as her magic. (Curiously, her and Kyle's son is normal in behavior - likely because Kyle is the one mostly raising him).
* GlassCannon: Her magic growth is only second to [[FireEmblemElibe Binding Blade's]] Lilina, in the GBA games, and her speed is usually good enough to double most enemies; all this topped with great luck, which ensures that she won't be hit by anything. She's still a mage however; when they ''do'' land, decent physical attacks leave her down for the count, unless there's a healer nearby.
* HolyHandGrenade: If promoted into a Sage.
* InsufferableGenius: Constantly brags about her brilliance and unaccountable magic skills. True to form, she has the best magic growth in the game.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She doesn't seem aware of how rude she is, barring a few exceptions.
* NoSocialSkills: She was more or less raised by books.
* OppositesAttract: Kyle is an extremely serious, straight-laced guy, while Lute is... not. This doesn't stop Kyle from falling for her if they support, finding Lute's peculiarities incredibly charming.
* ParentalAbandonment: She was [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by her grandmother]], who told her that her parents are "traveling in distant lands."
* PlayingWithFire - RazorWind - ShockAndAwe: Starts with a Fire tome, can start using other Anima tomes as she levels up.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Most of the female units yearn for kind men, but Lute's relationship with Artur arguably has them all beat.
* StalkerWithACrush: Her hobby is "monk watching". Says a lot. Granted, she and Artur were living together before they joined...
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Her A support with Artur has her going into almost shock when he tells her that he loves her, then blushing and not knowing what to do or say until Artur tells her to just be herself.
** She also shows borderline child-like reactions to Pegasi, [[OddFriendship via her and Vanessa's supports]].
* SquishyWizard
* TheRival: To Knoll, though he was tricked into ''being'' her rival.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Indigo Hair]]

!!Kyle
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[[caption-width-right:250:“My life has been yours since the moment I took my chivalric vows.”]]

A knight of Renais, and one of two soldiers under Ephraim's command. Serious and straightforward.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier
----
* BladeOnAStick and HeroesPreferSwords: Though like Franz and Forde, can also gain AnAxeToGrind.
* CaptainErsatz: Of [[CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]], minus the tragic aspects of Spike's backstory.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Used to be pretty bad about it, according to Syrene.
* CulturedBadass: Very well-educated and courteous, with an interest in wooden handicrafts, and [[TheStoic always under control]] ([[NotSoStoic unless he's with Forde]]). In his paired endings, he trains his kids (a son, with Lute; a daughter, with Syrene) to be both strong ''and'' well-mannered.
* GeniusBruiser: He's quite a tactician.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Lampshaded by Syrene.
* MightyGlacier: He has the highest Strength of the Cavaliers, with very good HP and Defence, but he tends to lag in Skill and Speed.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Forde's red.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Cool and stoic to most people, but very sweet to his love interests.
* UptightLovesWild: While not so much "wild" as "very strange", Kyle is fascinated by Lute's personality when they support, and can end up marrying her as a result.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: He and Syrene actually met when they were around 12-13. Their C support is all about Kyle remembering this and going all "[[SheIsAllGrownUp Are you THAT little Syrene, the one I met as a kid?]]"
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!Forde
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[[caption-width-right:194:"A knight's greatest pride are the scars his armor bears for him."]]

The other of Ephraim's loyal men, and Franz's older brother. Easygoing and carefree.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier
----
* BigBrotherMentor: To his little brother Franz.
* BodyguardCrush: On Eirika.
* BrilliantButLazy: He's an excellent fighter but he has a tendency to fall asleep in the saddle--in fact, he even has a special saddle so he won't fall off.
* CaptainErsatz: He looks an awful lot like [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric]], with the blond ponytail, red clothes, and he's even the older brother.
* ChivalrousPervert: Not in the league of Sain, but he's still flirty with several of the women.
* HeavySleeper: Sometimes dozes off in battle. ''Hilariously'' used in his and Vanessa's C support, where she and her pegasus almost crash on him ''and he doesn't even notice.''
** Forde likes his naps so much that his horse saddle is specially outfitted for his use. That way he can nap as much as he likes while in horseback witout risking to fall off.
** In his supports with Eirika, he reveals that some of the dents in his armor are not collected in battle, but from falling asleep in his armor and rolling onto his weapons. Kind of a lot of them, actually.
* NiceGuy
* [[spoiler:PromotionToParent: His and Franz's mom died when Forde was a teenager and Franz was a baby. Then, their dad died few years later.]]
* [[spoiler:StepfordSmiler: While Forde ''is'' a genuinely NiceGuy, Franz notices in their supports that sometimes he forces himself to keep acting like that when not in the mood to help his friends stay strong.]]
* WarriorPoet: He is a very accomplished painter. In his solo ending, he retires from the military and becomes the court artist; in his and Eirika's shared one, he paints a beautiful portrait of her that becomes legendary.
** He's also pretty good at map-making, if his supports witb Ephraim are a sign.

!!Orson
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[[caption-width-right:250:"You're an impressive knight, Seth. You would sacrifice your life for king and country. Not even a moment's pause."]]

A knight who serves Ephraim and is in his party starting [[spoiler: and ending]] with Chapter 5x. [[spoiler: In Chapter 8, he betrays the heroes and takes residence in Renais Castle. He spends the rest of his days with his EmptyShell of a revived wife, Monica, pretending that she is alive, [[LackOfEmpathy uncaring of his surroundings]]. He is the boss of Chapter 16, where he (as well as said zombified wife) is killed by Ephraim and his group.]]

->'''Class:''' Paladin
----
* BadassBeard
* BladeOnAStick
* BrownEyes
* [[spoiler:ClimaxBoss: Chapter 16 concludes the Second Story Arc in the game, given that it liberates Renais Castle and pretty much concludes the fight against the Grado Army.]]
* CrutchCharacter: He does have solid growths, and he can solo the chapter he debuts in, but its a waste of XP when you realize that [[spoiler: that's the ''only'' chapter where he's playable before he makes a FaceHeelTurn.]]
* DespairEventHorizon [[spoiler:''and'' LoveMakesYouEvil: He and Monica were very HappilyMarried. Monica, however, was an IllGirl and died some time before the game started. The loss threw Orson in such an emotional and moral turmoil that when Riev offered to revive her, he immediately betrayed his land to get a chance to have his beloved wife back.]]
--> '''Seth''': [[spoiler:His wife passed away some six months back. The loss may have been too much for his mind to bear. His love and devotion for his wife were well known among the knights.]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: When he's [[spoiler:with you]], his eyes look normal. They become this when [[spoiler:he is Chapter 16's boss.]]
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]]
** ItWasHisSled: Starting to reach this territory.
* [[spoiler:GuestStarPartyMember]]
* MeaningfulName: His name means 'bear', and you know just how possessive and aggressive bears (both male and female) can be about what's theirs. This seems to be reflected in [[spoiler:his defection -- he just couldn't let his wife go, and becomes passive-aggressive towards those who he thinks will take her away from him.]]
* MightyGlacier: Because his growths are those of a CrutchCharacter while his three companions grow much more powerful, [[spoiler:and to prevent the WutaiTheft of him taking his gear with him when he defects]], canny players get a lot of use out of Orson by using him as unarmed but hard-to-hit bait to lure the large enemy force into traps.
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]: During Chapter 5x.
* [[spoiler:{{Necromantic}}: He lives with the reanimated body of Monica, which horrifies everyone.]]
* [[spoiler:SanitySlippage: He's normal, if slightly grim, when he's on your side, but by the time of his return he's totally lost it.]]
* [[spoiler:ThereAreNoTherapists]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Yeah, these spoilers are here for a good reason.
* [[spoiler:WutaiTheft: He runs off with any weapons on him, once Ephraim's side-quest is completed.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Frelia]]

!!King Hayden
King of Frelia, Hayden greatly helps the Twins in their quest, dispatching his armies to fight back the Grado Empire.

->'''Class:''' Ranger
----
* {{Irony}}: Out of the Creature Campaign's unlockable characters... he's the ''only'' one who didn't die in the game.
** FridgeBrilliance: After you've gone into Creature Campaign on a completed file, you can no longer view the epilogue...[[WMG/FireEmblem because the Creature Campaign specifically takes place]] ''[[WMG/FireEmblem after]]'' [[WMG/FireEmblem the epilogue]]. Therefore, Innes is already King of Frelia and Hayden is either retired or dead.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* TheWisePrince

!!Gilliam
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[[caption-width-right:182:"I've stronger armor then you do. I'll take the lead. Watch my back."]]

->'''Class:''' Knight
----
* BadassBeard: Has a really nice goatee.
* BigOlEyebrows
* BladeOnAStick: And he'll gain AnAxeToGrind and a [[HeroesPreferSwords Sword]] when he promotes.
* CannotSpitItOut: Him and Syrene, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming until their A support]].
* FanNickname: Gilliam Bojangles.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Franz and Neimi
* MightyGlacier: His only really low stat is Speed.
** StoneWall: ''Especially'' if you get him an S-rank in Spears so that he can use Vidofnir.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Gilliam's drawn differently than many of the characters, having a distinctly hawkish face compared to the more traditionally attractive younger characters.
* NotSoStoic: Is extremely serious and by the book, but gets very flustered when Syrene teases him and says she finds him handsome.

!!Moulder
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[[caption-width-right:178:Yes. We must remember who we were and what drove us to join this cause.]]

A Priest of Frelia, Moulder is dispatched alongside Gilliam and Vanessa to aid Eirika.

->'''Class:''' Priest
----
* BadassMoustache: So awesome that it leads to people claiming him to be a MemeticBadass.
* BadassPreacher: In Colm's supports, he helps him become a better person.
* BornUnlucky: His luck is the second worst in the game.
* TheComicallySerious: In Colm and his C and B Supports
* CoolOldGuy
* NiceGuy
* HealingHands
* HolyHandGrenade: When he promotes, either as Sage (Anima plus Light) or as a Bishop (only Light).
* ShipperOnDeck: The first one to notice and encourage Vanessa's BodyguardCrush on Innes.
* TeamDad: For the Frelians, and to a smaller degree to the whole group.
* WeakButSkilled: As a Bishop. Moulder's fairly mediocre growths are outweighed by his ridiculous constitution, and effective damage against monsters. He won't be the fastest or the strongest, but he'll be able to heft the heavier light tomes without any penalties, and his low magic is compensated by triple damage against monsters; AKA. the only creatures you'll face, postgame.
* [[WhiteMagicianGirl White Magician Guy]]

!!Vanessa
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[[caption-width-right:169:"Yes, Your Highness, I shall. I shall prove myself worthy of the honor of your trust."]]

A Pegasus Knight of Frelia, Vanessa is also dispatched to aid Eirika. She and her older sister Syrene are the ones who trained Tana in both fighting and pegasi riding. Her pegasus's name is Titania.

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight
----
* ActionGirl: She's a soldier, and can easily surpass her sister.
* BigEater: In their supports, Syrene states that one of Vanessa's most charming qualities is that she can out-eat anyone.
* BladeOnAStick: Becomes a swordsman if promoted into a Falco-Knight.
* BodyguardCrush: On Innes
** LadyandKnight: Genderflipped version. To the point that, if they get an A support, he specifically asks her to become his NumberTwo [[BattleCouple alongside his lover.]]
* CrashIntoHello: Hilariously subverted in her C support with Forde, where she and Titania almost crash on him... but he's sleeping and doesn't notice.
* DragonRider: Can be promoted into one.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Milder case.
* NamesTheSame: Her Pegasus is named [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Titania]].
* OddFriendship: With Lute.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Always cool and professional, but can be quite naive in her supports with Moulder or Syrene.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Tana
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[[caption-width-right:250:“I hope our efforts end this war quickly. I don't want to see anyone else die.”]]

Princess of Frelia, and a fresh Pegasus Knight, Tana sneaks out to aid the Twins against her father and brother's will, with different results depending on which path you're following. Her Pegasus's name is Achaneus.

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight
----
* ActionGirl: She readily joins the army early on, and proceeds to become a powerhouse.
* BadassAdorable
* BladeOnAStick: The same as with Vanessa.
* BoobsOfSteel: One of the bustiest playable characters in any ''Fire Emblem'' game according to official art, and her great growths make her potentially one of your strongest units.
* ChekhovsGunman: First appears in chapter 1 (Escape).
* DistressBall: She caught one very early, when she was in a Frelian manse that was taken over by some Grado troops. JustifiedTrope since she was all alone in there, so there was no way she could've fought on her own at her early level. She catches another in Ephraim's path, when she runs away to bypass her dad's veto and gets caught by Gheb and Co. and it's ''even more'' justified because the boss [[ElementalRockPaperScissors is not only of a higher level and class than her but has the advantage of using an axe, thus winning in the weapon triangle]]. After that, however, it's whacked away from her and she can [[TookALevelInBadass take more than one level in badass]].
* DragonRider: Can be promoted into one.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: If she's killed, she shows that [[GenreSavvy she was far from naive about the risk she took]], as Innes and her father mistakenly thought.
--> "I've long been prepared for this day... too long..."
* {{Expy}}: Bears a certain resemblance to Shiida/Caeda from the first FireEmblem game, being a powerful BadassPrincess pegasus knight with blue hair, a crush on the hero, and a happy talent for winning over more good-natured enemies to your side with pluck and kindness.
* LightningBruiser: She's naturally prone to ending up this way most of the time, a rarity among Pegasus Knights.
* ModestRoyalty: Invoked in her and Cormag's supports, as she specifically asks him to not call her "Princess Tana".
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: To Ephraim, though she can also [[SecondLove fall for Cormag.]]
* PluckyGirl: Never tell her to StayInTheKitchen or to abandon her friends.
** Doubled when she manages to recruit Cormag (who even lampshades it) by basically sweet-talking him into a HeelFaceTurn on first sight, and when [[spoiler: she snaps Ephraim out of an HeroicBSOD in his path, just like L'Arachel does to Eirika in hers.]]
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: She and Eirika are a grown-up version of the trope.
* ShesGotLegs: Long and nice ones, clad in ZettaiRyouiki
* SkilledButNaive: Tana has just finished her training under Vanessa and Syrene, so she still has work to do and Innes tries to tell her to go back home. It fails and she sticks around, which helps her take levels in badass and gain the experience she needs.
* TomboyPrincess: She might not look it, but she's absolutely determined not to stay safe at home.
** TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Eirika's girly girl.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Ephraim's route, she starts out with a big DistressBall, but is actually a powerful unit who can surpass Vanessa and Syrene with ease if well trained. Additionally, in-story she gets two [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOA]]'s by pulling Ephraim out of a short HeroicBSOD later, and an optional one as well by sweet-talking a very upset Cormag into a HeelFaceTurn.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Innes (Heanius)
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[[caption-width-right:158:“Surrender? I'm the prince of Frelia. I don't know the meaning of the word. The fate of the world rides on my shoulders, and I'll make it to Jehanna. Even if I have to crawl to do it.”]]

The Crown Prince of Frelia. Innes is dispatched to Jehanna after the twins reunite, and they end up encountering him along the way in her storyline... and right on time, since he has caught quite the DistressBall: depending on the route, he'll be either under attack from Pablo's mercenary troops (alongside the mercenaries Gerik and Tethys) or trapped in Jehanna Hall as it burns down (alongside Eirika and Saleh).

->'''Class:''' Sniper
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* AloofBigBrother: He tries to be this to Tana. It overlaps with misguided BigBrotherInstinct; he insults her abilities in an attempt to get her to leave the battlefield so she won't get hurt, but ends firing her up ''even more''.
* {{Archertype}}: He joins Seth as one of Eirika's main advisers on strategy and tactics, and is kind-hearted but notably haughty and [[NotGoodWithPeople can't have a proper conversation to save his life]]. His artwork also shows him as being very slender, and Eirika tells him that he needs to stay behind her in a support conversation.
* ChildProdigy: As stated in Moulder and Vanessa's supports, he defeated a famous archer when he was ''as much'' 12 years old.
* TheComicallySerious: He takes himself really, really seriously. And yet he can be hilarious when he tries not to be. See his talk with Gerik and Tethys in Eirika's path and his supports with L'Arachel for good examples.
* TheDeterminator: He won't give up even if he's dying:
-->I won't give up... Not here... Not in this place... I'll keep going, even if I have to crawl...!
* DistressBall: In Eirika's path, he's trapped and surrounded alongside Gerik and Tethys in the mountains so Eirika and her group save them; later, he shares one with Eirika as [[spoiler: the whole group is trapped in the burning Jehanna Hall.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Characters/FireEmblemElibeSwordOfSeals Klein]]. Comes from a noble house; joins about halfway through the game[[note]]although Innes joins later in Ephraim's route[[/note]] as a Level 1 Sniper, but unlike [[CrutchCharacter most prepromoted units]], is potentially useful in the endgame if trained properly; is a [[AloofBigBrother cold]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold but]] [[BigBrotherInstinct caring]] older brother to [[BigBrotherWorship an adoring sister]] [[WellDoneSonGuy who only wants to make him proud]]; has a strong friendship with a [[GoodScarsEvilScars battle-scarred mercenary]] and potentially gets romantically involved with one of his [[BodyguardCrush pegasus knight subordinates]]...even the length of their names is the same, at least in English.
* GoodIsNotNice: His heart is in the right place, but he's also very stubborn and competitive.
* GuileHero: Not only he's a very skilled archer, but the leader of the spy network in Frelia.
* IOweYouMyLife: Towards Eirika.
* JerkAss <- -> JerkWithAHeartOfGold: So much that Gerik and Tethys ask if he's hit his head when he genuinely thanks them.
** And in his romantic supports, he wavers between SugarAndIcePersonality (to Eirika and Vanessa) and {{Tsundere}} (to L'Arachel).
** He also puts on a JerkassFacade to try and make Gerik and Tethys leave, rather than stand by him and be slaughtered by Carcino's troops (they don't) and to get Tana to go back home (she doesn't).
* NotGoodWithPeople: His FatalFlaw is that, despite being incredibly strong and smart, he lacks charisma and isn't necessarily receptive to other people's emotional needs. This is played for both laughs and drama, and him realizing this and trying to be more empathic becomes a strong theme in his CharacterDevelopment.
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: A RareMaleExample towards Eirika.
* PetTheDog: In his supports with Vanessa. She's the only person on Magvel he can talk to without accidentally or deliberately being a stiff-necked jerk from the very beginning.
* TheRival: To Ephraim, and how. To the point of an inferiority complex.
** PlayedForLaughs with L'Arachel. [[BelligerentSexualTension With an A support, they fall in love and get married.]]
* SeriousBusiness: Joshua is able to get quite a lot of gold off of him when Innes loses one coin toss after another but keeps betting more. When Joshua finally comes clean that he fixes coin tosses, Innes refuses to take his money back because he was unable to spot the trick, and in fact asks Joshua to keep going.
** Also, when he reveals his feelings to Eirika, he also tells her that... he won't propose to her until he defeats Ephraim in a duel.
* TheSmartGuy: See 'FiveManBand' on the main page.
* StayInTheKitchen: Tells that to Tana, and to a degree Eirika and L'Arachel. They don't listen, and he later swallows his words.
** Vanessa and Syrene, however, get spared since they're vassals ''and'' experienced fighters.

!!Syrene
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[[caption-width-right:179:"To beat your enemy, know your allies. Without knowing the skills of your own men, you can never win a war."]]

A knight of Frelia, she's encountered very late in the game along the way to Rausten. She is also Vanessa's older sister and greatly admired by Tana, whom the sisters taught all they knew in regards to fighting.

->'''Class:''' Falcoknight
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Vanessa.
-->'''Vanessa''': I've always wanted to be like you. You've always been my role model. But, I feel like whenever I finally catch up to you, you're already gone. You've already moved on. I'll never catch up with you, no matter how hard I try.
** Which becomes a case of StoryAndGameplaySegregation given that it is very possible for Vanessa to surpass her in stats by the time they reunite.
* CoolBigSis: To Tana and Vanessa.
* EleventhHourRanger: A subversion from the usual in the series; she is the last unit in the main story you recruit, but with 4 chapters still to go.
* FauxActionGirl: Borderline example. Her starting stats are low, but a Creature Campaign can help remedy that. That said, you may expect a squad commander to be a little stronger from the get-go, but even so, she can still handle herself against {{Mook}}s until you recruit her.
* LadyOfWar: Famous for her beauty and elegance.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: A decent unit in her own right, in-game Syrene is sadly overshadowed by two pegasus knights that have much more room to grow. Not helping things is that she joins near the climax. Unless Vanessa and Tana have been neglected, there is no real reason to use her.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Kyle implies that she grew into her looks.
* ThighHighBoots: Avoids the ZettaiRyouiki that the other girls have by wearing [[ProperTightsWithASkirt tights]] with them, though, at least in official artwork.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jehanna]]

!!Queen Ismaire

The Queen of Jehanna, known as "Ismaire of the White Dunes". Just, wise, calm and kind-hearted, she has been reigning alone ever since her husband perished and her son left the palace. Very well-loved by her people. [[spoiler: Sadly murdered by Caellach about halfway through the game. Her son is actually Joshua the Myrmidon.]]

->'''Class:''' Swordmaster
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* DeterminedWidow
* FauxActionGirl: One of the most tragic cases ever.
* TheOjou: older version
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* [[spoiler:StupidSacrifice[=/=]HonorBeforeReason: Gives her life in an attempt to stop Caellach from destroy Jehanna's sacred stone... except this doesn't stop Caellach from getting it anyway, nor does it even inconvenience him in any way. It could almost be a SenselessSacrifice, except Caellach attempts to talk her out of it and basically [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] that it wouldn't stop him taking the stone either way.]]
* ThemeNaming: In the original Japanese version, at least, she and her son [[spoiler:Joshua]] are both named after Biblical figures who were known for wandering in the desert.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Was [[TheHighQueen a just and noble queen]], but always lamented not being a better mother to her runaway son.

!!Joshua
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[[caption-width-right:280:"Gambling's what I live for. Even when I lose, I never want to stop."]]

A mercenary encountered early in the game. [[spoiler:Also the Prince of Jehanna, in disguise.]]

->'''Class:''' Myrmidon
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* {{Badass}}
* TheBet: With Natasha, so much. [[spoiler:In their A Support, he even ''proposes'' to her in the form of a coin flip.]]
** Being a [[TheGamblingAddict Gambling Addict]], everything he does is decided on a coin flip.
* BornUnlucky: A running gag is that Joshua will lose whatever coin toss or endeavor he attempts early on; even when he rigs it.
* TheCharmer: Hits on a nun within seconds of being introduced, but wouldn't kill her even if paid to. [[spoiler:If their support level is raised to A, they get married.]] See also: NiceGuy.
* CoolSword: The Killing Edge he has when he joins. [[spoiler:And the family heirloom Audhulma, which Ismaire gives to him before she dies.]]
* DiscOneNuke: As expected from an early game myrmidon; the moment he joins you, Joshua will destroy anything with his killing edge. Even without it, he can still hold his own pretty well.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: No matter what story path you take, or how strong he is, or how quickly you go through the maps, he will never ''ever'' [[spoiler:get the chance to save his mum.]]
* TheFatalist: He comments to Gerik in their supports that even the greatest warrior can't beat being unlucky, although Gerik tells him that luck is no excuse for success ''or'' failure.
* TheGamblingAddict: Decides his allegiance via coin flip, and manages to get ''L'Arachel'' addicted to it as well. Supports also reveal that he cheats on a pretty regular basis, so he may be disguising his decisions with the illusion of chance.
* HandsomeLech: His attractiveness is never pointed out in-game, but his mother is repeatedly described as beautiful. Also, the personality of a gambling addicted mercenary who joins a team for a hot nun? Yeah... Attractive indeed...
** Personality-wise, though, he's more of a ChivalrousPervert since he does ''not'' force his affections on the women he can court and shows either quite the worry for her well-being (Natasha) or the admiration for her fighting skills (Marisa).
* HeroesPreferSwords
* HeroesWantRedheads: L'Arachel, Natasha, and Marisa.
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito: And it's hinted that, in Ephraim's path, he ''never'' reveals his true identity to anyone except through the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.]]
* LightningBruiser: His defences are subpar, as is the case with all Myrmidons, but his HP is surprisingly high to compensate and thus partly negates the typical Myrmidon's issue of being a {{Glass Cannon}}.
* MeaningfulName: Joshua (occasionally known as [[NamesTheSame Jesus of Nun]]) is a warrior from the Bible, noted for being born in Egypt before the Exodus, one of the twelve spies sent to search out Canaan, Moses' apprentice and successor, and an extremely good leader in battle. Admittedly understated in English speaking countries as Joshua is a very common name, but it's ''not'' that common in Japan.
* NiceGuy: He has the largest support pool besides Ephraim and Eirika, composed of the most standoffish, prickly, or otherwise unapproachable people -- with [[IncrediblyLamePun Ice affinities]], to boot. [[EmotionlessGirl Marisa]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Innes]] are the most obvious, but [[ShrinkingViolet Artur and Natasha]] have three support candidates each. It appears that he '''actively''' seeks out withdrawn people to talk to.
* NiceHat: Never commented on in-game, but the fandom always love mentioning that he's easily got the most bitchin' hat in the series.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: It's implied that he rigged the coin toss with Natasha so he would have an excuse not to kill her. Also, who expected a gambling addicted mercenary who shamelessly flirts with nuns to be [[spoiler:the lost prince of Jehanna]]?
* PaperThinDisguise: He wears a hat over one eye, and... that's pretty much it. Joshua is even ''his given name'', seeing as [[spoiler:Queen Ismaire]] called for him while dying. But justified since after ten years, it was quite likely that no one recognized him once he grew up, and assumed he was named after [[spoiler:the prince]], rather than ''actually being'' him.
* [[spoiler: RebelPrince: He threw his old life away to go WalkingTheEarth so he could learn about the needs of the Jehannan people. Sadly, he came back home too late to save his mother.)]]
* RefugeInAudacity: He is the third (possibly fourth) [[spoiler:royal in disguise]] you meet throughout the game. Unlike everyone else, he remains undetected for ''years'' while his only disguise was the fact that red hair is very common in Jehanna, [[ObfuscatingStupidity acting like a perpetually unlucky gambling addict]], and wearing a hat. Also, Joshua strikes up friendships with Innes, a ''prince'' known for having flawless vision with a relentlessly sharp intellect, and L'Arachel, a princess who tried to disguise herself but ''failed''.
* RunningGag: All his supports have a recurring theme. Here's a clue; it rhymes with "rambling".
* TheSixthRanger

!!Gerik (Xyst)
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[[caption-width-right:191:“If your desire to win is stronger than your opponent's, you've already won. Your mind is your most important weapon.”]]

A renowned mercenary leader, who encounters the viewpoint twin roughly halfway through the story. Tough-looking, but kind and very loyal to his employers.

->'''Class:''' Mercenary
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys <- -> SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Interestingly toyed with. He has the perfect Bad Boy looks and huge fighting skills... but what makes him attractive to Marisa and Tethys is how behind all of this there's a warm and compassionate heart, so he's actually a Good Man personality-wise.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassTeacher: In his ending with Tethys, he leaves the mercenary life behind to become a fencing instructor.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Ross, in his supports.
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo: In his solo ending.]]
* TheCaptain: A damn competent leader for a BadassCrew.
* ChickMagnet: Since he's a [[NiceGuy big softie]] under the tough looks, Marisa and Tethys adore him.
* FailureKnight: [[spoiler:Became a mercenary to follow his childhood friend. Said friend ended up dying.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HeroesPreferSwords: Literally. He'll also gain AnAxeToGrind if you promote him into a Hero, or a BowAndSwordInAccord if you promote him into a Ranger.
* HiddenDepths: He sees through Joshua's coin trick when even notably observant characters like Innes are unable to follow it; he confides in Joshua that he was a big gambler himself back in the day.
** There's also how he tells Ross about his dad's exploits as a war hero, his [[spoiler:greatest failure and conflict with Saleh]], and [[spoiler:his PrideBeforeAFall inicident from the past.]]
* HorseArcher: Only if you make him a Ranger.
* JackOfAllStats
** LightningBruiser: While Gerik is extremely balanced at the outset, he rapidly grows to be downright ''godly''.
* MartialPacifist: Surprisingly, he's not the biggest fan of violence, and his desire to protect the weak is what led him to becoming a mercenary aside of the Jehannian environment in itself.
* NiceGuy: And it's him being kinder than the majority of the Jehanna mercenaries that draws Tethys and Marisa to him.
* NumberTwo: To Joshua, if they have A support. [[spoiler:JustifiedTrope: the King/Queen of Jehanna is supposed to be the highest Guildmaster of the many mercenary guilds there, and Gerik is the most famous and strong Jehannan mercenary.]]
* PrideBeforeAFall: [[spoiler:According to his supports with Tethys, Gerik got his scar when he got a little too confident on his abilities and challenged a mighty hero, but got almost killed by him. When the other spared his life, he was knocked off his pedestal and reconsidered his SuicidalOverconfidence.]]
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Gerik's Mercenaries, of which Tethys and Marisa are members. Ewan, and his teacher Saleh, are generally considered part of the company, though mostly because Tethys is Ewan's sister.
* RedBaron: "Desert Tiger"
* TeamDad: To his mercenary group.

!!Tethys
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[[caption-width-right:320:"Dancing is a way of expressing feelings through body movement. All of one's experiences are incorporated and displayed in the way one dances."]]

A dancer in the employ of Gerik, a beautiful and seductive woman who raised her little brother Ewan after they were abandoned by their parents.

->'''Class:''' Dancer
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: According to her supports with Gerik, she taught herself how to dance by memorising and mimicking the moves of a famous dancer she once saw in action.
** When supporting with Marisa, Tethys also manages to deduce that [[IAmNotLeftHanded she poses as a rightie despite being a southpaw]] on mere sight. Marisa herself is rather surprised.
* BadassPacifist: Has no direct offensive capability[[note]]unless you exploit a glitch in the game that allows any unit to learn how to wield dark magic[[/note]], but she can give those who do the ability to kick ass more than once. Also, Innes tells her and Gerik to flee at one point when certain death looks likely, and like Gerik, she stands her ground.
* BellyDancer
* CoolBigSis
* DeadpanSnarker: "Could you act less, like... ''men''?"
* FragileSpeedster: Being a dancer and all, she can't fight back and usually dies at one hit. Good luck ''hitting'' her, though, since her speed and luck are absolutely ridiculous.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Mostly implied to be one. Her pre-recruitment appearance gives you the first major clue, and her little brother Ewan even lampshades this in one of his and Tethys' support conversations.
* PluckyGirl: The lady has had an very harsh life, but she's still as sweet and gentle as she's emotionally strong.
* PromotionToParent: To Ewan
* [[SelfMadeMan Self Made Woman]]: From a Jehannan little girl who was abandoned with a baby brother on tow, to a popular and gorgeous dancer who becomes a total hit in the whole of Magvel in either of her endings.
* SpoonyBard
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Toyed with since she uses a midriff-baring top... with long pants, albeit semi-transparent. This means she's ''less'' stripperiffic than most other FE dancers. [[note]]Only Ninian, and the herons if you want to count them, are more modestly dressed.[[/note]]

!!Marisa (Marica)
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[[caption-width-right:177:"I've fought a thousand men and won each time. And still, I have seen only the barest glimpse of what I could achieve."]]

A mercenary working for Gerik, but circumstances in either route cause her to be led astray from him -- either simply being deployed in the wrong region, or deployed on the opposite army he's fighting on.

->'''Class:''' Myrmidon
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* ActionGirl: The most battle-ready woman in the army.
* {{Adorkable}}
* {{Badass}}
* CuteClumsyGirl
* {{Dojikko}}: Outside of the battlefield, she is ''very'' clumsy.
* FragileSpeedster
* MsFanservice: Lets see; she's extremely good-looking, has dark and mysterious features, kicks tons of ass, is [[SugarAndIcePersonality cool and sexy yet has a soft side]], has pink hair, and apparently [[ShesGotLegs has amazing legs]]? Aw yeah!
** EvenTheGirlsWantHer: [[StupidSexyFlanders STUPID SEXY MARISA!]]
* NotGoodWithPeople: Lampshaded by Gerik.
* RedBaron: "Crimson Flash."
* ShesGotLegs
* SubordinateExcuse: To Gerik.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Tana theorizes that she's actually shy rather than deliberately aloof. She seems to be right.
* ToughLove: When Tethys asks how Marisa learned to sleep on one side without moving, Marisa reveals that her father put swords in her bed. They were dull swords, but Tethys was still shocked.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple/Pink Hair]]: It's kind of tough to tell if it's pink or purple.

!!Ewan
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[[caption-width-right:300:"Even though I just started using magic the other day, I'm pretty good. If something does happen, we'll be OK."]]

A trainee mage under Saleh's tutelage, and younger brother of Tethys.

->'''Class:''' Pupil
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* CuriousAsAMonkey: Evidently, he's so curious he ends up traveling the entire world in search of new things to learn.
* ChildMage: Notable, as he is the ''only'' playable Jehannan who has magical rather than physical powers.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[DarkIsEdgy If he becomes a Shaman]].
* {{Expy}}: He's literally a "What If" version of [[FireEmblemElibe Roy]] if he was a little guy trained in magic.
* FieryRedhead
* GlassCannon: Ewan can nuke just about anything, once he promotes out of pupil, but his base defense is ''0'', and it does not get any better from there.
* HolyHandGrenade: If he becomes a Sage.
* IJustWantToBeBadass
* MagikarpPower: If you train him well. He comes late in the game, and is as durable as wet paper. With 10 extra levels, and decent growths, however, he has the potential to be one of your best spell-casters.
* ThePrankster: Loves playing pranks on people.
* PlayingWithFire: Starts using a Fire tome. It should be noticed that he loses the ability to use Anima magic if he promotes into a Shaman... and ''gains it back'' if you promote him into a Druid.
* WalkingTheEarth: Sets off in a trip to see the whole Magvel world. If he has an A support with Amelia, she follows him in his voyages.
* WellDoneSonGuy: To his sister and to Saleh.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Rausten]]

!!Pontifex Mansel
The wise, calm leader of the Theocracy of Rausten.

->'''Class:''' Pontifex
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* ChurchMilitant: Less than his niece, but it's still there. Rausten ''does'' have its own troops after all.
* DistressedDude: Chapter 19 is failed if the enemies reach his throne and kill him.
* NotSoAboveItAll: He's a lot calmer than his niece for the most part, but his dialogue does have the odd grandiose moment that implies that he may not be that different from her.
* ParentalSubstitute: Raised L'Arachel as his heiress and adoptive daughter, after her parents died when she was a child.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* WatchThePaintJob: When handing over Rausten's sacred twin weapons, he reminds the Lords that they're used in official ceremonies and to try and keep them in decent condition by the time they're brought back.

!!L'Arachel (Rachel/Larchel)
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[[caption-width-right:350:“I have no need of luck, you see, for I benefit from divine grace!”]]

The Crown Princess of Rausten, L'Arachel is on a self-appointed glorious quest to purge the monsters from the world, like her deceased parents did in the past. [[LoveFreak She's]] [[LargeHam certainly]] [[LordErrorProne an]] [[ChurchMilitant interesting]] [[GenkiGirl character]].

->'''Class:''' Troubadour, Battle Cleric (Awakening)
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* ActionGirl: Certainly acts the part, and truly becomes one after promotion.
* AnAxeToGrind: Wields an Axe in ''Awakening'' as a Battle Cleric.
* BadassPreacher
* BornLucky: What happens when you pair her with Joshua? Why, she can beat a ''rigged'' coin toss, of course! This is reflected in her growth rates, as she'll almost always max out the LuckStat on her own.
* ChekhovsGunman: Appears twice (alongside Dozla and Rennac) before you gain control of them in the second part of the game.
* TheChick: See 'FiveManBand' on the main page.
* TheChosenOne: She seems to think that she's been chosen by the gods, due to her phenomenal luck. The strange part is that there's nothing to say that this isn't true.
* ChurchMilitant: Benevolent version.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: L'Arachel marches very much to the beat of her own drum and, while she's really a sweet girl, she has no common sense at all.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer [=/=] MemeticSexGoddess: Subverted and parodied in-universe. When Myrrh feels jealous of L'Arachel talking to Ephraim ([[WhatIsThisFeeling but doesn't quite realise it]]), [[CloudCuckooLander Dozla]]'s immediate assumption is that [[ComicallyMissingThePoint she must have fallen in love with the princess]].
* FridgeLogic: She induces this reaction in-universe many times, but some of the best examples are during her B supports with the siblings -- Eirika, where she insists that she can protect herself by using her staff, which is explicitly designed in and out of the game mechanics as something meant to heal people, ''not'' to attack monsters. Eirika seems so baffled that the only thing she can do is quickly move the topic of conversation onto something else. In her support with Ephraim, she offers to heal his scars, so he naturally removes his armour so that she can get to work on them. Her immediate reaction is to freak out and run off while accusing him of being a pervert. Unlike his sister, Ephraim is left there flabbergasted, wondering what on Magvell just happened.
* GenkiGirl
* HiddenDepths: While she's portrayed as cheerful and spoiled, her supports with Eirika show the sadness she feels due to being [[ParentalAbandonment orphaned]] at such an early age that she can't even remember her parents's faces.
--> '''L'Arachel''': Everyone would tell me of my parents' bravery, of their honor... But I will never see them. I will never know them for myself. Oh, what I would give if I could have met them... just once.
* HolyHandGrenade: If promoted into a Valkyrie.
* TheKirk: Of her PowerTrio with Dozla and Rennac.
* [[LordErrorProne Lady Error Prone]]
* LargeHam: Never will you meet a mage quite as [[BadassPreacher badass]].
* LoveFreak
* MagikarpPower: L'arachel's a healer that joins in late in the game, so promoting her is a pain. One promoted, however, she becomes a magic cannon that won't be hit by jack squat, with her phenomenal speed and luck.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Especially apparent in her supports with Innes.
** SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl [=/=] UptightLovesWild: To the very letter.
* MemeticBadass: She ''thinks'' she's an in-universe one. Naturally, it's played entirely for laughs.
* PluckyGirl
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to... well, ''everyone else''. It continues in her ''Awakening'' cameo.
* RefugeInAudacity: Particularly in her support with Ephraim, which ends in romance, and her non-romantic support with Joshua.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: While she's not a childhood friend like Tana, Eirika and L'Arachel become very close in much the same way on Eirika's route.
* SlapSlapKiss: With Innes ''and'' Ephraim.
* SpoiledSweet: She's incredibly spoiled and rather egocentric, but she's also a very nice girl in spite of all that, especially towards Eirika. Rennac's endless woes stem more from L'Arachel's oblivious enthusiasm than any meanness on her part.
* {{Tsundere}}: She can get paired up with the ''other'' Tsundere of the game, Innes.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: L'Arachel. She's also a GenkiGirl and a LordErrorProne, with a dash of ChurchMilitant. The combination is... ''interesting''.
* WhiteMage: A mounted one.
** RedMage: When promoted into either Valkyrie or Mage Knight.
* [[ManChild Woman Child]]: She's not exactly an adult ''per se'', but she's around Ephraim's age... and the significantly younger Ross, Amelia, and Ewan are all ''way'' more mature than her.
* WomanInWhite
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Dozla
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[[caption-width-right:140:“Why do we live? Well, if you're not alive, then you're dead, and... Er...if you're dead, then you can't eat, and... What was I saying?"]]

L'Arachel's bodyguard. A cheerful, fight-happy man who's not too booksmart, but very friendly and loyal.

->'''Class:''' Berserker
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* AnAxeToGrind
* {{Badass}}: Absolutely fearless and always spoiling for a good fight.
** BadassBeard
* BloodKnight
* BoisterousBruiser
* CatchPhrase: "Gwa ha ha!" To the point that ''every single line of his A support with L'Arachel starts with the damn laugh''.
* ChekhovsGunman: See L'Arachel.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: In his B support with Myrrh, discussing why her chest feels funny seeing L'Arachel and Ephraim together.
-->'''Dozla:''' You, my dear, are in love with Princess L'Arachel!
* EmotionalBruiser: His and L'Arachel's ending says that his tearful displays of emotion were the most memorable episode of L'Arachel's wedding.
* GentleGiant: His supports [[FriendToAllChildren with Ewan and Myrrh]], especially the latter.
-->'''Dozla:''' (when Myrrh cries [[spoiler:for her dad]]): Ah! What do I do? Wait. Just think. I must have run across something like this before. When Princess L'Arachel was a babe, and she would begin to cry... She would tug on my beard! That would always make her happy. C'mon, lassie, grab a handful of my beard and give it a good, strong yank!
* GoOutWithASmile: If he dies, he just laughs, and comments on how there couldn't have been a more awesome death for him. There isn't even any ellipsis in sight!
* {{Gonk}}: Compounded by the fact that he fights in an army filled with inexplicably attractive characters, not to mention L'Arachel herself. He almost looks as if he stepped out of ''ShiningForce''.
* LargeHam: "GYAHAHAHAHA!"
* TheMcCoy: Of L'Arachel's Power Trio.
* UndyingLoyalty: To L'Arachel, naturally.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Grado]]
!!Natasha
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Natasha_147.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:"When I see an injured person, I must help. I seldom think of the consequences to myself."]]

A soft-spoken cleric of Grado, Natasha defects when she's told about the truth of Grado's goals by her dying mentor, and joins Eirika's troupe.

->'''Class:''' Cleric
----
* TheCassandra: Nobody believes her when she tries to explain that she's not a traitor. Even Seth and Eirika were a little distrustful when she told them, but ultimately took her in.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome - {{Workaholic}}: She often works herself to the point of collapsing since she simply ''can't'' turn a blind eye to the necessities of others. Pointed out by the concerned Joshua and Seth in their supports.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Her mentor was murdered because he knew too much, so Natasha ran away to try warning Frelia or Renais.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She serves as one of the group's healers and is noted for her kindness, sorrow over the tragedy playing out with Grado, and being selfless to the point of occasional detriment.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Her and Franz.
* TheMedic
** CombatMedic And HolyHandGrenade: When promoted.
* MagikarpPower: She has horrible bases, and is a healer, so you better hope her growths kick in. Luckily, her growths (Especially in magic and speed) are very good, and, on average, the payoff would be worth the effort.
* SilkHidingSteel: While Natasha is the most graceful, serious, and compassionate of all the characters, she doesn't hesitate to speak against the government on fear of death.
* UptightLovesWild: If you get her with Joshua, they follow this trope to the gender-flipped letter.
* WomanInWhite: Wears a long-sleeved, floor-length white dress and matching knee-length veil, which would be extremely covered up even if everyone else wasn't wearing miniskirts.

!!Amelia
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[[caption-width-right:280:"I'm not sure I can live up to your expectations... But I'll do my best."]]

A newly recruited soldier in the Grado army, coming from a small town named Silva. She starts as an enemy unit, but can be recruited into the group and can promote into either a Cavalier or Knight with some training.

->'''Class:''' Recruit
----
* ActionGirl: Grows into the role through MagikarpPower. The results are quite awesome.
* BadassAdorable
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Franz.
* BladeOnAStick: Although she can also wield AnAxeToGrind and/or [[HeroesPreferSwords a sword]] depending on her promotion trees.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: While a little older than the standard, she'll get one of these from either of her three possible hubbies: either via a promise of mutual protection (Franz), a vow to rebuild a DoomedHometown (Ross), or a decision to go WalkingTheEarth together (Ewan).
* CrashIntoHello: In her and Ross's C support.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears during Chapter 5 in the house to the north, gearing up to leave (to work with Grado, not knowing ''the town she was residing in was casually being put under martial law by the same kingdom, not to mention there was a fight breaking out''). She casually leaves a Torch behind for your usage in Chapter 6.
* HeartWarmingOrphan: [[spoiler:Happily subverted if she supports with Duessel.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: Not that she was evil to begin with, but was fooled by the huge propaganda coming from Grado.
* IJustWantToBeBadass
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Duessel.
** NumberTwo: In their ending, she becomes this to him in gratitude for [[spoiler:reuniting her with her MissingMom.]]
* FragileSpeedster: Her usual growth tendency, though she can become a speed leaning JackOfAll stats. Ironically, her proposed class in WhatCouldHaveBeen would have fit her much better than the classes she did get: [[JackOfAllStats Paladin]], [[MightyGlacier Great Knight, and General]].
* MagikarpPower: If you train her, oh Lord. You will be very happy.
* MeetCute: Not only is there her CrashIntoHello with Ross in their C support, her recruitment by Franz on Ephraim's route starts by her tripping over her lance when she lunges at him, and Franz helping her back up. Their supports do lead to a romantic ending, which is popular with a surprisingly large portion of the fans given the ShipToShipCombat that pervades the fandom.
* NaiveNewcomer: Her three possible recruiters (Eirika, Ephraim, Franz) comment on how she's just a newbie to fighting.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her unnamed father was killed when Silva was ransacked by bandits. Her mother, Melina, was abducted in another bandit raid. [[spoiler:She`s actually alive and in another Grado place, thanks to Duessel.]]
* PluckyGirl
* ThePollyanna
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Neimi.
* [[spoiler:StrongFamilyResemblance: Duessel manages to deduce that she is the daughter of Melina, a woman he rescued from slavery years ago, since they look ''very'' much alike.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the prototype version of the game, she was supposed to be the Princess of Frelia and a Probation Flier, an unused trainée class.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Cormag (Cougar/Cuger)
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Cormag_7319.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:“Ah. You see it now. That's the sad irony of the battlefield. I ride a wyvern and use my spear to bring low men who should be my allies."]]

A wyvern-riding soldier of Grado, Cormag defects when he begins to question Grado's goals. Younger brother to Glen, one of the Grado Generals.

->'''Class:''' Wyvern Rider
----
* {{Badass}}
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Toyed with. He comes off as a sweet and thoughtful NiceGuy in his supports; however, before getting them, we get to see him ''utterly pissed'' at the heroes [[spoiler:because he has been tricked into thinking that they killed Glen.]]
* BladeOnAStick: Though he can use swords if you promote him to a Wyvern Lord.
* CountryMouse: He and Glen, in their backstory. They were from the countryside, working in their parents's fields and becoming very skilled in chasing animals away. They were taken in by the military after they threw stones at a bunch of stray dogs that were hounding Vigarde's crew.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde:
* {{Expy}}: To Raven, from FireEmblemElibe. Not in looks, personality, or even class; believe it or not, in ''growths''. Their growth rates are exactly the same as each other's.
* FaceOfAThug: His in-game portrait has him giving an odd look in the player's direction with shifty eyes. He's no worse than the average soldier.
* [[ForcedToWatch Forced To Look]]: [[spoiler:At Glen's mangled corpse. Valter, ''[[YouBastard you bastard]]'']]
* GlassCannon: His speed and strength is tremendous, but his resistance is piss poor, and though he has a great base, he won't advance his defenses far, with a 25% growth.
* KindHeartedCatLover: Finds an injured kitten in the battlefield and asks Natasha to heal him in their C support. Their B support mentions that he let the kitten go when he found out its mother was still alive.
* [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Little Brother]]: He gets better if you recruit him, though.
* KnowWhenToFoldThem: After Seth challenges him to a duel, Cormag refuses, saying he would stand no chance against Seth.
* NumberTwo: Duessel wants him to become his heir and companion since he has no children of his own.
* [[spoiler:StarCrossedLovers]] Pleasantly subverted if he gets an ending with [[spoiler:Tana]]. [[spoiler:He does leave after Grado's reconstruction, and Tana spends years searching for him... but they find each other and he becomes a knight of Frelia, presumably [[LadyAndKnight under Tana's direct orders]], since she's the one who knights him instead of either Innes or Hayden.]]
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: On Ephraim's route, Cormag has to struggle with this dilemma, opening him up for a HeelFaceTurn if you speak to him with either Tana or Duessel. In Eirika's route, however, Valter's manipulations lead to Cormag defecting when he realizes Eirika wasn't his brother's killer.
* [[spoiler:[[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Brother]]]]: At first, to the twins. When that's cleared, he switches this towards the real culprit - [[spoiler:Valter]].

!!Duessel the Obsidian

[[quoteright:240:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/310px-Duessel_6722.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:240:“Your Majesty, you know that I will gladly lay down my life for an honorable cause! But these orders -- and all of our recent actions -- they are not just!"]]

Longtime general of Grado known by the title Obsidian, Duessel is one of the first to question Grado's motives, and defects early on in Ephraim's story.

->'''Class:''' Great Knight
----
* BadassBeard
* BadassGrandpa
* ChekhovsGunman: First appears at end of chapter 3.
* CoolOldGuy
* DefectorFromDecadence
* DemotedToExtra: Sadly, after his recruitment chapter, he (unlike Innes, in Eirika's route) loses all storyline importance.
* [[spoiler:EvilWeapon: Carries a cursed lance as a family duty, though he never uses it. Valter wielded it when his current lance broke, and the results weren't pretty.]]
* FourStarBadass
* GoodIsNotDumb: Immediately noticed something was rotten in Grado...
** ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Attempted this in Ephraim's route (only implied in Eirika's), then got cornered alongside his group. Which leads to the ProtectionMission.
* GeniusBruiser
* HeelFaceTurn: Not that he was evil to start with.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Amelia.
* KnightInShiningArmor
* TheMentor
* MightyGlacier: Duessel won't double anything anytime soon, but he's made of bricks, and hits about as hard as one.
* OldSoldier
* OneManArmy: His durability is absurd, and he has quite a bit of speed to back it up. He is powerful enough that many players' answer to the Phantom Ship is to solo the map using him.
* ProtectionMission: Thankfully, he's pretty {{Badass}} in his own right and can survive a while until you show up.
* WeaponOfChoice: He can wield the [[AnAxeToGrind entire]] [[BladeOnAStick weapon]] [[HeroesPreferSwords triangle]] right from the start.

!!Knoll

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[[caption-width-right:189:“In this darkness, I will find peace.”]]

A court mage of Grado, Knoll is imprisoned when he learns a little too much of what Lyon is up to and attempts to stop him.

->'''Class:''' Shaman
----
* TheAtoner: Feels a great deal of guilt for his part in Lyon's experiments, and is implied to blame himself for Lyon being exposed to the evil of the Dark Stone.
* BlackMage
* BornUnlucky: When rescued, he assumes that his execution date was moved up. His LuckStat is appropriately low... It starts at ''zero''.
* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheChewToy: An utterly non-humourous example.
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo: In his ending, he quietly leaves after the reconstruction of Grado, and is never seen or heard of again.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: According to his research, dark magic was not always called such and was branded it at one point or another in history. Even if it is ''dark'', he also insists it's not evil.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Was one of [[spoiler:Lyon's sidekicks in his project to revive Vigarde.]] He questioned this and was thrown in jail.
* GlassCannon: Not only is Knoll BornUnlucky, but while his Magic growths go off the ceiling, his HP and speed ones are pretty low. Still, if raised well, he'll still be frail in regards to defense... and a magical attack powerhouse: he still dies quickly, but ''only'' if the others manage to reach him... which won't be easy as either Druid (Dark ''and'' Anima Magic) or Summoner (Dark magic and [[{{Necromancer}} raising the dead]]).
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Was imprisoned and slated for execution because he knew [[spoiler:that Vigarde was a "zombie".]]
* HealingHands: When promoted to either Druid or Summoner. Due to his very high Magic, training him up in staff use is a ''very'' good idea.
* NiceGuy: Though he is reserved and elusive due to the troubling knowledge he holds, he does turn out be a kind and softspoken person.
* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: In his supports with Natasha, he states that dark magic stems from knowledge and understanding, in contrast to light magic, which stems from faith.
* ThePhilosopher: In his supports with Natasha, he offers this: "There are as many truths out there as there are people to tell them. Perhaps it's best simply to choose the truth with which you are most comfortable."
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Carcino]]
!!Klimt

----
* DistressedDude
* GoodIsNotDumb: Immediately opposed to an alliance with Grado, so Pablo and his group started hounding him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Rennac
[[quoteright:131:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Rennac_69.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:131:"I believed that you could move the world if you but had the gold. Money was everything, and with money, nothing was beyond my reach!"]]

A lazy and vocal mercenary from Carcino, unwittingly forced to tag along with L'arachel on her quest to "destroy all evil."

->'''Class:''' Rogue
----
* BrilliantButLazy: Due to his raising. He's an excellent ConMan and dancer but he's also horribly apathetic.
* ButtMonkey
* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: L'Arachel's adventures are ''not'' what Rennac signed up for, especially not since L'Arachel seems to genuinely believe Rennac is helping purely out of the goodness of his heart and doesn't need compensation. In spite of this, Rennac can't seem to bring himself to say "no" to L'Arachel's call to adventure, even though he'll demand nearly 10,000 gold off Ephraim ''when he thinks Ephraim will kill him.''
* ChekhovsGunman Alongside L' Archel and Dozla (then he goes off on his own).
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Played for laughs.
* FragileSpeedster: Rogues aren't exactly known for their HP. However, he has an excellent dodge rate due to his speed.
* GentlemanThief: He is very vain, especially evident in his supports with Colm where he constantly brags about his fashion sense compared to Colm's tattered rags. Colm later turns this against him by stealing a brooch of his vest, [[MagnificentBastard only to find that Rennac had swapped his real brooch with a cheap knock off because he knew Colm would try to steal it.]]
* HopelessSuitor: Acts as one to Tethys in their supports; Rennac's clearly interested in impressing her, while Tethys is flattered, but still interested in Gerik.
* MoneyDearBoy:
--> '''Rennac''' (to Dozla): I may not look it now, but I'm the son of a wealthy Carcino merchant. I believed that you could move the world if you but had the gold. Money was everything, and with money, nothing was beyond my reach! I adored money! I loved money! You see?
* SarcasticDevotee
--> ''He was never able to escape his service to the self-centered princess who became queen. Admittedly, he didn't try very hard.''
* TheSpock: Of L'Arachel's Power Trio.
* TricksterMentor: To Colm, in their supports.
* VisibleSigh

!!Saleh
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-Saleh_1310.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200:“I came from Caer Pelyn. I have been entrusted with the honor of being your escort. Protecting you, Great Dragon, gives my life meaning.”]]

A powerful sage, the grandson of the Elder of Caer Pelyn, Myrrh's bodyguard, and Ewan's teacher.

->'''Class:''' Sage
----
* BadassBookworm - HealingHands: Since he's a Sage, he can both attack the monsters and heal your wounds with the right equipment.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Ewan.
* [[DudeWheresMyRespect Dude, Where's the Great Dragon's Respect?]]: Like most people of Caer Pelyn, Saleh is a bit annoyed that the outside world has forgotten Morva and his deeds. He attempts to compenstate by treating Morva and Myrrh with great respect, despite both being rather modest.
* {{Expy}}: Gameplay-wise, he's almost a carbon copy of [[FireEmblemElibe Pent]]. Great bases, but nigh atrocious growth rates.
* [[spoiler:FailureKnight: Saleh once accidentally killed a good person in the battlefield, and he could never forgive himself for that. Said guy turned out to be Gerik's old friend.]]
* GlassCannon: Minor case. Saleh's HP is only average and his Defense is quite lackluster, but he has such high Skill that he'll be able to whip out ''many'' critical attacks. Even if he doesn't, he has plenty of Magic and can damage the enemy nicely.
* RaisedByGrandparents: More exactly, his grandma Dara.
* MrExposition: His supports with Eirika give a LOT of insight on Caer Pelyn and its very spiritual lifestyle, as well as in regards to the figure of Nada Kuya the [[BadassPrincess Battle Princess]].
* TheQuietOne
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Saleh was supposed to appear ''much'' earlier, actually. [[http://serenesforest.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=17713 See info here]].

!!Dara

* BerserkButton: Don't call Myrrh a Manakete, okay?
* CoolOldLady
* NoNameGiven: ... Until Ewan and Saleh's A support.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sorta, as the leader of Caer Pelyn.
* ParentalSubstitute: Strongly implied to have raised her grandson Saleh on her own.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Apparently was supposed to be [[NeverMessWithGranny a recruitable]] [[DarkIsNotEvil Druid]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Darkling Woods]]

!!Morva
The legendary Great Dragon who led the original defeat of the Demon King (but was never known for it), the elder of the Manakete tribe and the adoptive father of Myrrh. He tries to stop the Demon King again when he returns to Darkling Woods. [[spoiler:It ends very, ''very'' badly.]]

->'''Class:''' Manakete
----
* BadassBeard
* [[spoiler:BodyHorror: Unseen, but that's probably for the best.]]
* [[spoiler:BreathWeapon / ArmorPiercingAttack: Wretched Air has a range of 1-2 and, since he deals fixed damage, anyone nearby with 36 HP or less will be [[OneHitKill One-Hit Killed]].]]
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:He's a slightly weaker version of the Fire Dragon from the end of ''Blazing Sword'' and can be beaten with the same tactics.]]
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath]]: [[spoiler:Not only is he killed by Lyon/The Demon King, his remains are desecrated and made to fight as the first Dracozombie.]]
* HumbleHero: [[spoiler:Was the leader of the Five Heroes ''and'' dealt the fatal strike to Fomortiis, but refused to take any credit and was just content with taking care of Caer Pelyn and the Darkling Woods.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome: In human form.
* [[spoiler:TragicMonster]]
* [[spoiler:WeaksauceWeakness: Bows, which both Manaketes and Dracozombies are oddly weak to in this game. (It sort of makes sense for Myrrh, anyway.) In particular, Morva gets competely shut down by Longbows, which he can't retaliate against.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://serenesforest.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=17713 He was supposed to be travelling with Myrrh.]]
* [[spoiler:{{The Worf Effect}}: What better way to establish the power of the newly resurrected demon king than to kill and zombify the man that downed him all those years ago?]]

!!Myrrh
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Myrrh_614.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:“... I've lived in Darkling Woods ever since I was a child. I think that I shall spend the rest of my life there.”]]

One of the Manakete, the adoptive daughter of tribe leader Morva. She is sensitive to the existence of the "great evil" emanating from Grado and was compelled to track it down. Along the way, she met Ephraim and started travelling with him.

->'''Class:''' Manakete
----
* ActionGirl: Doesn't look at ''all'' like one, but oh, can she kick ass.
* AchillesHeel: Bows. Avoid them like the black death, as the effective bonus (2x damage) and Myrrh's low speed is enough for her to be doubled and killed by enemy archers. She also would do well to steer clear of Druids carrying Luna.
** MythologyGag: [[spoiler:The Fire Dragon from ''Blazing Sword'' didn't last too long against Luna either.]]
* BadassAdorable
* TheBigGuy: Yes, she ''does'' qualify for this - see 'FiveManBand' on the main page.
** CuteBruiser: But of course.
* BreakTheCutie: That poor, poor little girl.
* GlassCannon: One wouldn't think so, given her enormous Defense and Resistance, but she's slow, has poor Luck, and starts with very little HP. Give her a few levels and she'll nuke almost everything without trouble, but if you're not careful, her aforementioned [[AchillesHeel Achilles Heels]] can still get her killed, even late in the game.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* KillerRabbit: Yet another cute pre-teen girl with huge wings. You know what THAT means in ''Fire Emblem''.
* MistakenForGay: When she sees Ephraim with another girl, she feels [[GreenEyedMonster a bit... odd]] [[WhatIsThisFeeling but can't quite understand why]]. Dozla's assumption? She's in love! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint ... With L'Arachel]]. [[CloudCuckooLander Uhh... Not quite, Doz]].
* {{Odango}}
* OlderThanTheyLook: Is obviously centuries old, yet looks like a pre-teen girl no older than 12.
* PrecociousCrush: Implied in her supports with Dozla to have one on Ephraim, even though, since she's about 1200 years old, ''she'''s the older one.
* [[Really700YearsOld Really 1200 Years Old]]: Dozla thinks she's not, though.
* ShrinkingViolet: With indigo hair to match, too.
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan (Sorta, if you make her fight the already zombie-fied Morva. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Happy now, you bastard/bitch?]])]]
* SuperweaponSurprise: Myrrh is such a sweet, shy girl but, when she uses her Dragonstone, she becomes a fricking huge dragon that can kill most enemies in one shot.
* TooAwesomeToUse: She is an extremely powerful character, but she requires her dragonstone to attack. It has fifty uses and counterattacks against enemies also count. There is no way to repair it (outside of a [[GoodBadBugs Good Bad Bug]]) and there is only one of them, so once it's used fifty times, she becomes completely useless.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Indigo Hair]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Villains]]

!!Lyon, Prince of Grado
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[[caption-width-right:314:“Mm... My research isn’t complete yet, but there’s no mistaking the power the Sacred Stones contain."]]

->'''Class:''' Necromancer
----
* AntiVillain
* BadassBookworm: An ''extremely'' skilled dark magic user, pretty much genius level. The dude is the most powerful magician in the whole of Magvel, ''period''.
* BeneathTheMask: Whether you're on Eirika's route, and he pretends to have more control than he really does, or you're on Ephraim's route, and he pretends to have less control than he really does. [[spoiler:Either way, he left Grado's Sacred Twin weapons for Ephraim to find, and Knoll implied that Lyon wanted Ephraim to find them. He also scheduled Knoll to be executed the day after Ephraim laid siege to Grado Keep, implying that he may have wanted Ephraim to find Knoll too.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:It's a half-and-half deal, as instead Fomortiis is the full-on BigBad in Eirika's route.]]
** BigBadFriend: Especially in Ephraim's route.
* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler:The boss fight of the first battle in the Final Chapter.]]
* [[BlackMagicianGirl Black Magician Boy]]
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: The death of his father. He tried to revive him via forbidden magics, which just made things worse.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingDeclarationOfLove: If you played Eirika's path, his FamousLastWords are this.]]
* [[spoiler:FightingFromTheInside: Most apparent in Ephraim's route.]]
* [[spoiler:GreenEyedMonster: In Ephraim's route, Lyon admits that he was always envious of Ephraim; strong while Lyon was weak, confident while Lyon was unsure of himself, and adored by Eirika, who Lyon was in love with. This isn't the reason that Lyon turned to evil, but it does influence Lyon's SuperpoweredEvilSide to want to fight Ephraim as a WorthyOpponent.]]
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler:"I cannot save myself. I'll become the Demon King of old and try to destroy all of mankind. Ephraim. If you want to stop this, you must come to Darkling Woods. I want you to come. I need you to stop me. You must promise."]]
* IllBoy
* [[spoiler:MeatPuppet: For the Demon King in Eirika's route.]]
* MightyGlacier: [[spoiler:In his second appearance, he rather brazenly wields a tome that weighs a ton, with only a piddly 15 Speed and 7 Constitution before you factor in the weight penalty. In short, everybody hits him twice. 'Course, the payoff is that he's inflicting ''massive'' damage (more than the final boss, even) that kills everyone in two hits. He also possesses [[DamageSpongeBoss ludicrous HP and defenses for a mage]]. Beating him requires ganging up on him at full health.]]
* [[spoiler:RecurringBoss: You must defeat him two separate times in-game.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Seers}}: Developed this power during his research, according to Knoll's supports with Natasha.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: What he used to be.
* [[spoiler:SuperPoweredEvilSide or DemonicPossession, depending which route the player takes.]]
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend (to Eirika)
* WellDoneSonGuy (to Vigarde)
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist: And with ''very'' good reason, as the Epilogue reveals...]]

!!Fomortiis, the Demon King
[[quoteright:247:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fomortiis_6161.png]]
[[caption-width-right:247:“Come, and face your death! I'm waiting, you miserable fool.”]]

->'''Class:''' [[ShapedLikeItself Demon King]]
* BiggerBad
** [[spoiler:BigBad: Revealed to be controlling Lyon throughout Eirika's route, this bringing him to this for her route.]]
* DarkIsEvil: And boy is it ''ever''.
* EldritchAbomination: His original body, to the right.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Watch closely at the end of the game's intro. That silhouette look familiar?
* TheManBehindTheMan
* [[spoiler:MoreThanMindControl: On Lyon, arguably.]]
** [[spoiler:ForTheEvulz: In Eirika's story, he lets Lyon remain barely conscious in his body for most of the game, just to torment him.]]
* NoNameGiven: Only averted right at the end of the story, where [[spoiler:his map data displays his name]]. Until then he's just referred to as the Demon King.
* [[spoiler:MookMaker: Spawns randomly generated monsters onto the map every turn to slow you down.]]
* SealedEvilInACan
* StationaryBoss: Averted! [[spoiler:But he only has 2 Movement.]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky: He has an especially vicious wit while [[spoiler:in possession of Lyon's body]].
* [[spoiler:TrueFinalBoss]]

!!Vigarde
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The Silent Emperor of Grado. Once a ruler beloved by all for his kindness, his declaration of war on Renais was completely unexpected and out of character. [[spoiler:Because by that point, he wasn't even '''himself.''']]

->'''Class:''' General
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* [[spoiler:CameBackWrong]]
** [[spoiler:SoullessShell]]
* ClimaxBoss: The last boss of Ephraim's route before he reunites with Eirika.
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong]]
* [[spoiler:DiscOneFinalBoss]]: Sort of - if you played Ephraim's route first without ''any'' spoilers, he definitely comes across as this
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]
* TheQuietOne: "Silent Emperor". [[spoiler:There's a reason he's silent...]]

!!Valter the Moonstone
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[[caption-width-right:193:“I've no use for these bloodless minnows... Give me prey that will sate my bloodlust... I hunger!”]]

->'''Class:''' Wyvern Knight
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* AxeCrazy
* BadBoss: Played interestingly; he seems to work just fine with Tirado up until the latter's unexpected death, but his next "confidant" Hadon knows it's time to get the hell out of dodge when he's failed, hoping he can escape Valter's punishment.
* BladeOnAStick
* BloodKnight: '''And. how.''' He not only relishes battle, but he has an especially sick glee for slaying strong opponents and toying with them just to savor the thrill of the hunt.
--> '''Riev''': Ah, Valter... You're a beast. You're bound to no country. You care nothing for friend or foe. Kill a man, claim a woman... You live for nothing more, you wretched beast. That's your strength. That's what makes you stronger than any man alive. A beast acts without remorse. Man's morality cannot win. It's nature's way...
* TheBrute
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: The game tries to do its best to make Valter look cool; in scripted events, he chumps Seth and [[spoiler:Glenn]] without any effort. He's no slouch when you reach him, but he's not exactly impossible either.
* DragonRider
* TheDreaded: Not because of his combat skill (the other generals are Badasses too), because of his sheer savagery. Seth surviving a hit from him marks him as a very strong opponent.
* [[spoiler:EvilWeapon: Grabbing Duessel's cursed lance is the reason he is what he is.]]
* {{Expy}}: Basically Narshen 2.0, sans his [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair color]].
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Averted; he takes his end the worst of the evil generals, screaming in pain.
* {{Flanderization}}: An in-universe example that is played very much for drama. [[spoiler:He grabbed Duessel's cursed lance and it caused him to go from a simple savage and brutal BloodKnight into a ruthless monster.]]
* {{Foil}}: Each of the three "evil" generals has a {{Foil}} among the "good" ones. Valter and Glen are both promoted Wyvern Riders, but are of different promotions. Both served under Grado and Duessel before. The three collectively are called "The Imperial Three".
* ForTheEvulz: Valter extends the war to savor the pleasure of the hunt and the kill, but several of his more dickish actions, such as setting up Cormag to attack Eirika or convincing Selena to withdraw from executing Dussel only to be reprimanded and sent to her death, are done purely for his own amusement.
* GeneralFailure: He's a villainous example of TheMillstone on Grado's side; everything he does either ends in failure or ''actively harms'' Grado's war efforts.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: To Eirika.
* NoSell: Magic and bows won't two-shot him like the other Wyvren riders surrounding him due to his Fili Shield and surprisingly high Resistance. Luckily you can loot the Fili Shield once you defeat him.
* PsychoForHire
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Not-so-subtly implied by Riev. You can tell these two are the worst of the villains because they're the ones who think it's a good idea.
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler:WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: He was a mere JerkAss at the beginning, but once he got his hands on [[EvilWeapon Duessel's cursed lance]] to defend himself in battle after his weapon was broken, he became ten thousand times worse.]]
* YouMonster: [[TheDragon Riev]] actually applauds and admires him for it, but the rest of his allies believe Valter is the worst human being alive; so much so that his underlings would rather be branded deserters than face his particular brand of punishment and ''[[TheEvilGenius Caellach]]'' of all people (who is, let it be known, a ruthlessly pragmatic and sociopathic douchebag who will murder anyone without hesitation) pulls EvenEvilHasStandards on him.

!!Selena the Fluorspar (Celina)
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[[caption-width-right:144:“It looks like these villagers have some bandit problems. I would like to help, but I have orders...”]]

->'''Class:''' Mage Knight
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* AffablyEvil
* AntiVillain
* CountryMouse: In her backstory.
* TheDarkChick
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemElibe Brunnya]] and, to a lesser extent, [[FireEmblemJugdral Ishtar]].
* IOweYouMyLife: To Vigarde, who saved her village from starvation when she was young.
* LadyOfBlackMagic
* MyCountryRightOrWrong ''and'' MyMasterRightOrWrong: More of the second, since she cites her loyalty and love towards Emperor Vigarde as the reason she refuses to defect, no matter how evil he may have become. [[spoiler:Myrrh explains [[CameBackWrong what's wrong with Vigarde,]] but by this point, she's already (re)pledged her loyalty to the zombie, and will not go back on it.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Has an Elfire tome
** DeathFromAbove: And [[ShockAndAwe a Bolting]]
* [[SelfMadeMan Self Made Woman]]
* SubordinateExcuse: Towards Vigarde.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her fate isn't even mentioned should the player take Eirika's route, making it seem as if she simply vanished off-screen.
** She's mentioned to have "died in Western Grado" if you visit one house in Scorched Sand, but it's easy to miss, of course.
* WorthyOpponent

!!Glen the Sunstone
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[[caption-width-right:170:"General Duessel and I both questioned the wisdom of this war. And if you really are innocent of the crimes attributed to you... Why would His Majesty lie to us? I must know the answer."]]

->'''Class:''' Wyvern Lord
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* AntiVillain
* BigBrotherInstinct [[BigBrotherMentor Mentor]]
* BladeOnAStick
* CountryMouse: He and Cormag, as already explained.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Valter dispatches him with little trouble.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* DragonRider
* GoodIsNotDumb: Takes note of the problems in Grado just as Duessel does, but [[spoiler:is killed before he can change sides.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceDoorSlam: Valter kills him before he can complete his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion: He dies pretty much [[TheWorfEffect to prove how dangerous and psychotic Valter is]] and prompt Cormag going in his RoaringRampageOfRevenge. And provide tension story-wise, because he's a fricking ''general''.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* [[spoiler:TheUnfought]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His fate isn't even mentioned should the player take Ephraim's route, making it seem as if he simply vanished off-screen.
** He's mentioned to have "died in mountains in Carcino" if you visit one house in Scorched Sand, but it's easy to miss, of course.

!!Caellach the Tiger-Eye (Cethelreda)
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[[caption-width-right:156:“You're a stepping-stone... And I'm moving up. Don't take it personally.”]]

->'''Class:''' Hero
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* AffablyEvil
* AmbitionIsEvil: Valter is a BloodKnight and Riev a Demon worshipper; Caellach just wants to be a King.
* AnAxeToGrind
* {{Badass}}
* BigBadFriend: He and Joshua were buddies back in their days as mercenaries, although their reunion on the battlefield varies depending on which route you took. In Ephraim's, he's a perfect FriendlyEnemy, greeting Joshua as an old friend and [[WeCanRuleTogether asking him if he'll ditch "these losers" and work for him]]; Joshua replies he's not going to let Callaech use him and they tell each other it's NothingPersonal as they fight. In Eirika's, however, it's VERY different: [[spoiler:Callaech tells Joshua he knows he's the prince, and admits to killing Joshua's mother; this time, the battle is intensely personal, with the two drawing their weapons on much less friendly terms and fighting to the death for Jehanna's throne.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards - PragmaticVillainy: It says a lot for how sick Valter and Riev are that even Caellach finds them despicable.
* EvilerThanThou: Make no mistake, Caellach isn't a great guy, but he's nowhere near as bad as Valter and Riev are. He even makes a point about that.
* TheEvilGenius: In the tactical and pragmatic sense, at least.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Caellach takes his end a bit better than Valter, merely expressing his resentment over dying before he could become a king.
* {{Foil}}: To Selena. Both are the least extreme of their own general triad (Selena had doubts about Grado but remained loyal, unlike Duessel and Glen; Caellach is a bastard but Valter and Riev are both monsters). Selena is extremely loyal to Vigarde, while Caellach is TheStarscream and mocks him whenever he can get away with it.
* GeniusBruiser
* GenreSavvy: Comes off as this in his final fight. In a country filled with myrmidons, Caellach carries a device which prevents critical hits from happening, making fighting him with Joshua much harder... unless you steal it.
* GoodPowersBadPeople: He's one of the main villains, yet his class is HERO. Given [[DarkerAndEdgier the tone of the game as a whole]] compared to the last two ''Emblems'', it seems to be a subtle reminder how what defines a "war hero" is at least somewhat subjective.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Notably averted with [[spoiler: Ismaire]] since [[PragmaticVillainy he's not interested in that sort of thing]], he just needed her out of the way. This sets him apart from [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Valter and (maybe) Riev]].
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Killing Ismaire.]] Also [[spoiler:kills his subordinate Aias [[YouHaveFailedMe for failing him]], even when said subordinate is ''genuinely'' loyal and devoted to him. Though Caellach himself doesn't seem exactly gleeful in either case... well, he still did it.]]
* LastWords: Well, all named units have them, but he asks the last guard standing at the Tower of Valni if he asks any (and is a bit insulted that the guy used them [[DefiantToTheEnd to insult him]]).
* NoSell: Hope you weren't planning on killing him with critical hits, that Hoplon Guard won't let you. At least you get it when you defeat him.
* NothingPersonal: ''You're a stepping-stone... And I'm moving up. Don't take it personally.''
* SelfMadeMan
* TheStarscream: Lyon knows it and calls him out on this, but then says that if it keeps Caellach motivated, he'll let it by.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* WeCanRuleTogether: To [[spoiler:Joshua]]. Who promptly refuses.
* WouldntHitAGirl: [[InformedAttribute Or so he claims]]; it doesn't stop him from fighting with [[GameplayAndStorySegregation female characters]], nor does it stop him from [[spoiler:killing Ismaire. To his credit, he ''did'' try to talk her down and give her a chance to live. Valter (and *maybe* Riev) [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty would probably have done worse]].]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: To [[spoiler:Aias.]]

!!Riev the Blood Beryl (Irv)
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[[caption-width-right:177:“Heh heh heh... Humans will never conquer darkness. The guardian of light, Rausten, will drown in a never-ending night."]]

->'''Class:''' Bishop
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* BestServedCold: His motive is to take revenge upon Rausten, because Pontifex Mansel had him excommunicated from the order. For what, it's not known, but given Riev's delightful behavior it's no wonder.
** His profile says that he was kicked out of the order for heresy. It doesn't specify what got him branded a heretic, but given his fanatical devotion to the Demon King, it probably had something to do with being a demon worshiper.
* BiggerBad: Erika's route only, but it's implied that [[spoiler:he was the one behind Lyon becoming the Demon King's host.]]
* TheCaretaker: Seems to act as one for Lyon later in the game.
* CoDragons: With Valter.
* TheDragon
* EvilLaugh: Heh heh heh...
* EvilOldFolks
* {{Expy}}: He resembles [[http://i.imgur.com/MHuW96t.gif Gharnef]] physically. He also plays the role of the Gharnef in the game alongside Lyon.
* {{Foil}}: To Duessel. Both are loyal to their lords (Vigarde and Lyon) as long as they agree with their Lord's ideals ([[spoiler:Lyon simply hides his true nature in Ephraim's route, while Vigarde doesn't.]]), both abandon their homeland (Grado and Rausten) to fight for the opposite side against each other.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Unlike Valter and Caellach, Riev accepts his death gleefully, fully believing in his master's victory and his own eternal reward for his service. (He's wrong.)
* {{Gonk}}
* GoodPowersBadPeople - LightIsNotGood: Uses Light magic, and is a ''demon worshipper''.
* ManipulativeBastard: Riev spends most of the early game using his subordinates or his monster servants to do his fighting for him. He doesn't actually begin to fight himself until there's nobody left to use.
* OptionalBoss: In chapter 19. Technically ''all'' bosses in a HoldTheLine mission are optional, but since the computer is pouring in ''swarms'' of promoted units from where Riev is standing, he's particularly hard to reach. Defeating him in this mission rewards you with his spellbook, the very powerful Aura.
** TheBattleDidntCount: Whether you beat him in 19 or not, you have to take him on in Chapter 20.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Just look at how he applauds Valter for his savagery in the desert chapter. He might not indulge in this particular act himself but he sure as hell ''praises'' it.
* SinisterMinister
* SmugSnake

!!Carlyle
A general from Jehanna and the bodyguard for Queen Ismaire, who has been in love for her for years - this makes him easy to manipulate for Caellach and his group. [[spoiler:Trained her RebelPrince son, Joshua, in swordplay.]]

->'''Class:''' Swordmaster
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* AntiVillain
* BadassBeard
* BrokenPedestal: For [[spoiler:Joshua]].
* ClimaxBoss: The last boss of Eirika's route before she reunites with Ephraim.
* CoolSword and BlowYouAway: The Wind Sword, which [[MagicKnight targets Resistance instead of Defense]].
* CourtlyLove: Nastily deconstructed.
--> "I told myself a grand lie that day. I told myself I could be happy simply serving you as your most loyal knight."
* DespairEventHorizon: When [[spoiler:Caellach takes Ismaire away from him]], Carlyle's dialogue bits with everyone are pretty much summed up in "ItsAllJunk".
* EvilMentor: Subverted: Carlyle ''was'' a good and noble teacher to [[spoiler:Joshua]], since he tutored him in swordplay years ''before'' he went {{Yandere}}. In fact, [[spoiler:Joshua]] is ''very'' openly shocked [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential if you make them fight]].
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* WakeUpCallBoss: The first in a string of dangerous bosses with a high critical hit rate, plus he's ridiculously evasive.
* {{Yandere}}: For Queen Ismaire.

!!Zonta
The boss of the only Gaiden chapter, 5x. Leader of a mercenary troop that is hired by Tirado to take care of the Renvall castle.

->'''Class:''' Mercenary
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* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Or at least {{Jerk Ass}}es.
* JackOfAllStats: Is a Mercenary.
* UnwittingPawn: Though he realises this shortly before dying.
-->"L-lord Tirado...It can't be... Were we...merely pawns?"

!!Novala
The boss of Chapter 6, a subordinate of Riev.

->'''Class:''' Shaman
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* DarkIsEvil: A shaman and a damn dirty bastard, to boot.
* DirtyCoward: He's an utterly gutless bully for all his big talk.
* EvilGloating
* HostageSituation: Stages one with three {{Innocent Bystander}}s and some DemonicSpiders.
* SmugSnake: He thinks a lot of himself, but he's just a cowardly, underhanded scumbag whose "clever plot" is foiled easily.
* TheStarscream: Has ambitions to replace Riev by capturing Eirika.
* ThisCannotBe

!!Tirado
The boss of Chapter 8 ("It's a trap!"), and a subordinate of Valter.

->'''Class:''' General
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* BadBoss: To Zonta.
* BladeOnAStick: His Silver Lance.
* TheChessmaster: And not half-bad at it, actually.
* ClimaxBoss: Chapter 8 concludes the First Story Arc in the game.
* FaceDeathWithDignity[=/=]GracefulLoser: When he dies, his last words are a compliment to those who defeat him, while also warning them about Valter and his ruthlessness.
* GenreSavvy
* [[spoiler:TheStarscream: Some people believe he planned to overthrow his commander, Valter.]]
* StarterVillain
* [[spoiler:UnintentionalBackupPlan]]: [[spoiler: When capturing Ephraim fails, he cleverly spreads a rumour that Ephraim ''was'' captured and is to be executed in order to lure Eirika in. It works until Ephraim hurries back in time, meets up with Eirika, and they team up to defeat him.]]
* WakeUpCallBoss: If you don't have good axe units and/or Armorslayers, it'll be hard to kill him. The Lords are probably your best bet.

!!Pablo
A member of Carcino's Council of Elders. He wanted to break off the traditional alliances and make a new one with Grado, and when Klimt refused to join him, he started to bribe everyone in the council. When he learns that Prince Innes is in his way, he sends out mercenaries after him.

->'''Class:''' Sage
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* BastardUnderstudy
* HealingHands: One of the few magical-type bosses who carries a staff ''and uses it''.
* OhCrap: If you have Innes face him in the chapter where both of them are introduced.
--> '''Innes''': Trying to trap me is a mistake. Failing, an expensive one. I think it's time for you to learn how expensive.
* OptionalBoss: Shows up as a mini-boss a few chapters after he appeared first as a normal boss, in a chapter that already has another boss already (Two if you end up fighting Cormag instead of recruiting him).
* [[RichBitch Rich Bastard]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* SmugSnake
* WeCanRuleTogether: Tries to bribe his opponents, even smack in the middle of a battlefield.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Gone from the story after chapter 13, whether you kill him or not.
* WolfpackBoss: In chapter 13.

!!Aias
The boss of Chapter 13 on Eirika's path. Quiet, brainy, a rather strong fighter. He also was one of Caellach's old mercenary companions, and followed him when he went to Grado's army.

->'''Class:''' Great Knight
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* AchillesHeel: He certainly looks more well-equipped than most bosses, but [[spoiler:he lacks any weapons that give him the triangle advantage over lances, and in particular is weak to the Horseslayer.]]
** He's also the only boss of the Great Knight class, which means that weapons strong against units on horseback ''and'' those strong against heavily armored units will do bonus damage to him.
* EvilGenius: Of Caellach's troops.
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: If he survives the Hamill Canyon stage. He knows that Caellach will tell him "YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness", but still faces him [[DefiantToTheEnd and tells him "screw you"]] before dying at his hands.]]
* GeniusBruiser
* GracefulLoser: If you kill him in battle, he'll calmly praise your group.
-->'''Aias''': Very...impressive. You've pierced the battle formations I'd perfected... No one's ever done that. Renais's tactician has earned my highest regard.
* OptionalBoss

!!Gheb
The boss of Chapter 9 on Ephraim's Path. Not exactly a major character, but he's such a FountainOfMemes that he HAS to be mentioned.

->'''Class:''' Warrior
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* AnAxeToGrind
* AscendedExtra: There is a mod that exists with him as the main character.
* BadBoss: Tells a reluctant [[FacelessGoons generic soldier]] that he'll burn him to the stake if he refuses to follow orders and that no one cares whether he or his comrades live or die. When Amelia (a fresh recruit who had not even finished her training) calls him out, Gheb sends her to the first combat lines. Then say this as the battle starts.
--> '''Gheb''': Form up, you useless worms. Don't let those dogs near the throne. Grado cannot afford to lose a brilliant tactician of my stature! No one will blink if any of you worthless toads dies. But if I die-- You should be happy to fight, kill, and die in my service!.
* FatBastard
* {{Gonk}}
* HardLevelsEasyBosses: The chapter he's in establishes just how hard Ephraim's journey will be. Then you reach Gheb himself. Make no mistake, Gheb hits hard. See, thing is, he ''doesn't have a ranged attack'', making him essentially target practice for your magic users and archer.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Implied with Tana….
--> '''Gheb''': Heh heh... I like her. Throw her in a cell. I'll spend the evening giving her a thorough interrogation. Heh heh heh...
* KickTheDog: A lot for a minor boss. In addition to the implication of what he'll do Tana and treating his soldiers like crap, he also calls Duessel a washed up coward.
* SmugSnake

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