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[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Character page]] for ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series and the tropes that accordingly apply. Characters for specific games and game universes are on specific pages for that universe, and this page will only cover universal character tropes, archetypes, classes and recurring characters.

Every character page, including this one, is '''CHOCK FULL OF SPOILERS'''. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned.
[[index]]

[[AC:General Tropes]]
* [[Characters/FireEmblemHeroicArchetypes Heroic Archetypes]]
* [[Characters/FireEmblemAntagonistArchetypes Antagonist Archetypes]]
* [[Characters/FireEmblemCharacterClasses Character Classes]]
* [[Characters/FireEmblemRecurringCharacters Recurring Characters]]

[[AC:Specific Games]]
* Continent of Archanea:
** ''[[Characters/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light / Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon]]''
** ''[[Characters/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem / Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem / BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles]]''
* ''[[Characters/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem Gaiden / Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]]''
** [[Characters/FireEmblemGaidenAlmAndCelica Alm and Celica]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemGaidenAlmsParty Alm's Party]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemGaidenCelicasParty Celica's Party]]
* [[Characters/FireEmblemJugdral Continent of Jugdral]]
** ''Characters/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar''
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWarPlayableCharacters Playable Characters]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWarFirstGeneration First Generation]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWarSecondGeneration Second Generation]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWarNonPlayableCharacters Non-Playable Characters]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWarLoreCharacters Lore Characters]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWarLoptyrians Loptyrians]]
** ''Characters/FireEmblemThracia776''
* [[Characters/FireEmblemElibe Continent of Elibe]]
** ''Characters/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade''
** ''Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade''
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeTheLords The Lords]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeLynsTale Lyn's Tale]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeMainStory Main Story]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeTheBlackFang The Black Fang]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeLaus Laus]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeCaelin Caelin]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeBandits Bandits]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeNeutralParties Neutral Parties]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeTheEightLegends The Eight Legends]]
* ''Characters/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''
* [[Characters/FireEmblemTellius Continent of Tellius]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemTelliusNonplayerCharacters Non-Player Characters]]
** ''Characters/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance''
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTelliusMainCharacters Main Characters]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTelliusTheGreilMercenariesAndCrimeanLiberationForce The Greil Mercenaries and Crimean Liberation Force]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTelliusAntagonists Antagonists]]
** ''Characters/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTelliusRadiantDawnProtagonists Protagonists]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTelliusMajorRadiantDawnAntagonists Major Antagonists]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemTelliusMinorRadiantDawnAntagonists Minor Antagonists]]
%%** ''Characters/FireEmblemTelliusMinorPathOfRadianceAntagonists''
* ''Characters/FireEmblemAwakening''
** [[Characters/FireEmblemAwakeningTheLords The Lords]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemAwakeningFirstGeneration First Generation]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemAwakeningFirstGenerationFemales First Generation Females]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemAwakeningFirstGenerationMales First Generation Males]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemAwakeningSecondGeneration Second Generation]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemAwakeningAlliesAndNeutralFactions Allies and Neutral Factions]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemAwakeningGrimaAndTheGrimleal Grima and the Grimleal]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemAwakeningLesserAntagonists Lesser Antagonists]]
* ''Characters/FireEmblemFates''
** [[Characters/FireEmblemFatesMainCharacters Main Characters]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemFatesHoshido From the Hoshido Kingdom]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemFatesHoshidoRoyalFamily Hoshidan Royal Family]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemFatesHoshidoRetainersAndOthers Hoshidan Retainers and Others]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemFatesNohr From the Nohr Kingdom]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemFatesNohrRoyalFamily Nohrian Royal Family]]
*** [[Characters/FireEmblemFatesNohrRetainersAndOthers Nohrian Retainers And Others]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemFatesSecondGeneration The Second Generation]]
** [[Characters/FireEmblemFatesOtherCharacters The Other Characters]]

[[AC:Spinoffs]]
* ''Characters/FireEmblemHeroes''
* ''Characters/FireEmblemWarriors''
* ''Characters/TokyoMirageSessionsFE''
[[/index]]
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!!General Character Tropes
''Fire Emblem'' tends to regularly feature recursive [[{{Expy}} expies]] in the games' casts, so some character tropes arise in practically every game.
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* ActionGirl: Pretty much any female who's not a WhiteMage, and even some of the white mages after they [[TookALevelInBadass get promoted]].
* AntiVillain: It's rare that every single enemy you slay obviously has it coming. Many are sympathetic characters who have their reasons for opposing you (see MyCountryRightOrWrong and HonorBeforeReason below).
* AmbitionIsEvil: There's usually someone that eventually opposes your group that falls under this trope. Most of them also tend to be used as pawns of the BigBad.
* BadassAdorable: Some of your units will turn out like this if you train them well, particularly the MagikarpPower ones. See the Est on the archetype folder.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness:
** This franchise tends to play this straight. There are good {{Gonk}}s on your side, but most villains tend to be really ugly with a personality matching their ugly looks; this is especially true of minor bosses who show up for one chapter. If an enemy is good-looking, expect them to be either recruitable, or sympathetic, or even outright tragic. If not, sometimes their portrait will be frozen in an unflattering expression.
** Of course, part of the Camus archetype is having an utterly ''stunning'' character, who seems like they ''should'' join you, never actually do so. Expect at least one of these per game.
* BloodKnight: Many across the series. Some will be in your army, some will be fighting you.
* BodyguardCrush: If a person is hired/commanded to protect someone else, the lord/lady and bodyguard are extremely likely to fall in love.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Plenty of high-ranking enemies tend to ditch their respectable positions and join your army when asked out of an inclination to do what's right. This also applies to members of bandits, pirates, and ruffians.
* DisappearedDad: If they are even alive, expect them to die five minutes in. Only two lords in the entire series have gotten to the end of their campaigns without their fathers dying: [[spoiler:Roy and (technically) Lucina, and the latter had to [[{{Determinator}} go through hell and back]] to tear Chrom from the jaws of death]].
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Non-magical critical hit animations usually incorporate this in some way, shape, or form.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Often, they can actually [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething fight]].
* GeniusBruiser: The huge guys in armor or with the axe? They'll often be ''much'' smarter than you'd think.
* {{Gonk}}: Numerous bosses, including a RunningGag of having ThoseTwoBadGuys be identical gonk {{cloudcuckoolander}}s. As if to compensate and seem vaguely fair, they'll throw one or two gonks in as recruitable characters. Interestingly enough, most are Axe classes.
* HeroicLineage: Almost every lord, as well as a few minor characters.
* HonorBeforeReason: A common motivation for antagonists who are not villainous.
* LadyOfWar: Around half of the playable female characters.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Often an In-universe example, as the main lord can usually be paired with any of a number of partners. The exceptions are [[TheDulcineaEffect Sigurd]], [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Marth, and Alm]]. Roy and Eliwood are middle ground examples, as while they ''can'' be paired with a number of eligible bachelorettes, their games and other materials [[ImpliedLoveInterest lean fairly hard on "correct" choices for them]].
* LoveMakesYouEvil: If someone has [[LoveHurts bad luck in love]], s/he might change for the worse and FaceHeelTurn.
* MagikarpPower: Tends to come in two types:
** The first type is referred to as the [[MagikarpPower Est Archetype]] among fans, which are something of a logical inversion of the [[CrutchCharacter Jagen Archetype]]: they will show up in the last third/quarter of the game, often being the last character before the EleventhHourSuperpower, will be of an incredibly low level (often Level 5 unpromoted), often will be quite squishy with little to no defense, and accordingly are incredibly difficult to level up and promote; if they are leveled and promoted, though, ''[[OneManArmy bodies start falling]]''. What distinguishes these from the other type is that their base stats are typically quite good for their level coupled with their good growths, but that they are plagued by an extremely late join time for their level as well and, consequently, the time you have to train them and use them tend to be small.
** The second type are the Trainee units: These guys will typically show up early in the game, be of a trainee class, and can either get more levels than normal units (promoting into a base class) or possess a skill that boosts their growth rates. What distinguishes them from the Est Archetype is that their base stats are extremely poor compared to their level, and their early join time means they have to compete with other units for early-game experience at a point where the other units benefit more. There is, of course, an advantage to these units over the Ests: their availability is generally much better (and because they often have fifty or more levels to work with, their final results can be positively meteoric).
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: The Arran and Samson archetype, where recruiting one character locks another out of the player's grasp. A variant of this archetype involves fulfilling certain requirements instead, which locks out one character or a group of characters out of the player's grasp, but allows another character or a group to be recruitable instead, typically used when you have a choice of two different paths that lead to the same end. The characters of this archetype typically vary in stats and class, but tend to be counterparts and/or {{Foil}}s to one another. They may also overlap with other archetypes (and both the Arran and Samson might even be of the same archetype, in which case your choice is typically based on preference for one character over the other).
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Many of your foes will stand by their kingdom's values, even if their superiors have evil ulterior motives.
* MissingMom: The lord's mom often won't even be mentioned. There are only three protagonists (Eliwood, Sharena, and presumably Alfonse) who have their moms alive in the beginning of the game, not counting Deirdre, who was around for the entire first half of the game before Seliph was born. [[spoiler:If you count Lucina as a main protagonist, her mom survives too.]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' offers this as an explanation as to why certain characters seem so similar across games.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Although some are [[FanPreferredCouple Fan Preferred Couples]], there are a few that are canon or at least possible in the specific game.
* WorthyOpponent: Some enemies will commend your fighting prowess after they're defeated.

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