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- "I've still got a few tricks up my sleeve!"
- Almighty Mom: This is apparently the case with Owain, who pretends to be cursed with the uncontrollable power of his Heroic Lineage in his C support with his father.Owain's father: All right, Son, just stay where you are- I'll get your mother!Owain: Wait, MOTHER?! Er... Heh... That's not... strictly necessary. This pain is nothing to a man like me!*Owain's father goes off-screen*Owain: Given a moment, I'm sure it will abate! I've weathered far worse than... Er, Father? ... ACK! Did he actually go to get Mother?! Suddenly I don't feel so well...
- Owain also scolds himself in his C Support with Lucina, noting that Lissa would "tan [his] hide" for speaking so casually to the Princess of Ylisse.
- Aluminum Christmas Trees: It was never used in battle (and certainly wasn't intended to), but the impractical-looking hoop skirt she wears (and by extension, anyone else you choose to make into a cleric or a war cleric) really exists. It's called a crinoline.
- Always Someone Better: She, like Chrom, considers Emmeryn to be much better than her in everything. To a lesser extent, she also feels this way about Chrom, since he's a capable fighter and leader and she is not.
- Anime Hair: The hair of her pigtails seem to curl in rather bizarre directions.
- Apologetic Attacker: One of her post-fight quotes is a very innocent-sounding "I'm sorry!"
- An Axe to Grind: Unbelievably, she can be an axe-wielder if you promote her to a War Cleric! This is her canon promotion too, considering how the War Cleric model is designed, and her appearances outsider her main game mind you.
- Badass Adorable: Regardless of her class, she remains young and a sweetheart.
- Battle Ballgown: The metal frame under her skirt seems to also be designed for protective purposes.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any first generation character, except Chrom and Basilio as well as the male SpotPass characters. She supports the fastest with Vaike, however, as he both admires Emmeryn and is Chrom's Friendly Rival.
- Big Sister Worship: She idolizes Emmeryn and desires to be a Proper Lady just like her.
- Her robes as a Sage is even the same color scheme as Emmeryn's — green and yellow.
- Birthmark of Destiny: The Mark of Naga... supposedly. It turns out she doesn't have one, and it was implied that she feared that she was a bastard child until her son was born with the mark.
- Bodyguard Crush: If paired with Lon'qu or Frederick. In Frederick's supports, she mentions that he was her First Love.
- Brother–Sister Team: With Chrom.
- Character Development: She goes from complaining about having to camp outside in the beginning to a battle-hardened warrior near the end.
- Combat Medic: After promoting, still having the power to heal but gaining an axe or tomes.
- Crash-Into Hello: According to the comics, she found the Avatar by tripping over their unconscious body.
- Dub Name Change: Maybe. Her name in the Japanese version is "Liz", which is a nickname for the name "Elizabeth". Likewise, "Lissa" is a nickname for the name "Melissa".
- First Girl Wins: If paired with the Male Avatar.
- Genki Girl: She's very upbeat, and Inigo describes her as a social butterfly.
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: A young girl with an axe as a War Cleric.
- Girlish Pigtails: Simple, seemingly hastily done pigtails, in contrast to Maribelle's Ojou Ringlets.
- The Glomp: Does this to Owain in their A support:Owain: Gah, just p-please stop...hugging too tight... C-can't...breathe...
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Very open-hearted and well-intentioned, though she can occasionally veer into childish antics.
- The Heart: According to Chrom and Lon'qu, her greatest asset to the Shepherds is her ability to keep the army in high spirits.
- Heroic Lineage: Like her brother Chrom, Lissa is a distant descendant of Marth's.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Initially, it comes up frequently, and it's pretty sad to see.Lissa: Oh, puh-leeeeeeese! No one would care if something happened to me. Someone stronger would just roll my corpse out of the way and take up the fight...
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Maribelle.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: Her supports with Chrom reveal that she is envious of how amazing her siblings are and wishes that she was as important as them.
- Inconsistent Coloring: Official art is pretty inconsistent on Lissa's eye color. Awakening gives her green-grey eyes, Heroes and her Cipher cards flip between blue and teal, and Warriors brings in a similar but distinctly different from Awakening shade of grey-green.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Unless Inconsistent Coloring is in effect; they highlight her sweet, slightly childish nature.
- The Insomniac: Her supports with Henry reveal that she's having trouble sleeping because she can't stop thinking about all the fighting and death going on.
- Lethal Chef: Her "rainbow" filling pie caused Kellam to faint.
- Little Miss Snarker: She has her moments, especially when characters like Frederick and Virion give her plenty to work with.
- Love Confession:Oh my gosh, this ring is huge! Oh, we're gonna have such a great life together!
- Loving Bully: If she reaches S Rank with a Male Avatar, she reveals that she likes him and was pranking him to get his attention.
- Magikarp Power: Starting off as a Cleric makes her so squishy she can be struck down easily, and leveling her up takes time and effort. However, if she promotes to a Sage, she can become one of the most powerful magic users in the entire game. Sure, it doesn't look as unique as the NUNSWITHAXES thing, but still, she kicks some ass.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Her supports with Frederick pretty much revolve around butting into his routine and then getting him to loosen up a bit.
- Modest Royalty: She doesn't like to be called by titles and prefers to be on a First-Name Basis with everyone. Several characters state that they tend to forget that she actually is a princess with how informally she behaves.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: The only explanation as to how she's able to even carry an axe, given her figure. However, her strength growth is shown to be rather low.
- Naïve Newcomer: According to the manga, Lissa is very new to the Shepherds; the trip where she and Chrom found the Avatar was her first mission as part of the army. As such, she is initially quite fussy about trekking it in the outdoors and complains frequently about training, and one of the comics is centered on her first days as a Shepherd... and finding the Avatar by crashing on his/her unconscious body.
- Nice Hat: Buttons.
- The party hat in the Harvest Scramble DLC map. She gets to keep it during the remainder of the map during conversations and battle model, which doubles as Gameplay and Story Integration.
- Palette Swap: Her Cleric and War Cleric dresses are yellow, while her Sage robe is identical to Emmeryn's.
- Picky Eater: She refuses to eat bear with Chrom, showing how she's still adjusting to Shepherd life.
- Plucky Girl: By the end of the game, Lissa will have been through a lot of crap, but she never loses her optimism.
- The Prankster: Gets into pranking the Avatar in their supports. They get back at her in the A support.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"You asked for it!"
"This one might hurt!"
"This might surprise you!"
"Clear a path, everyone!"
- Protectorate: She is watched over by Frederick and Lon'qu, and even Maribelle gets in on the protecting.
- Recurring Element: The early-game normal healer in line with Lena and Serra. However, she also takes cues from Mist as the younger sister to the leader of the company, though Mist is the secondary special/mounted healer archetype in her own game.
- Red Mage: If you promote her to Sage, she can use tomes along with staves.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Maribelle.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Lissa willingly joined the Shepherds to protect Ylisse alongside her brother, though she does complain frequently about the hard knocks of soldier life.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Forms a pair with Lon'qu, who tries to keep Lissa at bay while bodyguarding her, despite her repeated attempts to befriend him.
- Also happens in her supports with Gaius.
- Sleep Cute: With Henry in their A-Support. If they get to an S-Support, she's apparently made a habit of this.
- The Smurfette Principle: Sorta. She's the only female playable character who has any notable plot relevance until Lucina joins the Shepherds halfway through the game.
- Squishy Wizard: Her stat modifiers lean towards this, getting good magic and resistance, but low strength and defense, complementing the Sage class very well.
- Stock Audio Clip: Her Awakening voice clips are recycled in Fates.
- Tagalong Kid: Lissa worries that her role in the Shepherds is just "Chrom's little sister." She tends to overcompensate in attempts to prove her usefulness to the army to herself thanks to this insecurity.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Maribelle's Girly Girl.
- Tomboy Princess: She can easily be One of the Boys, but also wishes she had more proper traits to match her regal station.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Lissa is quick to remind that she is not "delicate", and despite her inexperience she proves this early on. She's also more likely to snort than any other woman in the army and doesn't like to stick her pinky finger out when drinking tea, propriety be damned. On the other hand, she does enjoy shopping and wearing dresses, prefers healing to harming (though she's willing to do the latter for the sake of family and friends), and looks up to Emmeryn enough that she wishes to emulate her in being a Proper Lady (not that she likes everyone just knowing this). She strikes the fine balance between traditional femininity and "tomboyishness" quite well.
- Took a Level in Badass: Should she promote or otherwise reclass. Only then can Lissa's Pre-Mortem One-Liners be heard.
- In a support-increasing tile with her son Owain, her son mentions that during training, she beat him up a lot.
- Uptown Girl: If paired with guys like Donnel, Vaike, Gaius, or Kellam.
- Wandering the Earth: In her single and several of her married endings, Lissa takes the opportunity to travel the world after helping save it.
- Warrior Princess: She's the Princess of Ylisse and fights alongside the Shepherds just like her brother.
- White Mage: What she starts out as with being a Cleric.
- White Magician Girl: She's the party's caring healer.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She fears ghosts, bugs, snakes and amphibians, darkness, long fingernails, and... lemons.
- "Turns out the business end of my sword is me!"
Voiced by: Momoko Ohara (Japanese), Amanda Céline Miller (English)
- All Amazons Want Hercules: Sully asserts that the only man who can get her attention is one that is even stronger and smarter than her.
- She will make exceptions, though: In her supports with Donnel, for example, she ends up marrying him without ever bringing up his strength.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: Can get Luna if she goes Great Knight.
- Badass Normal: She can give Chrom a run for his money in a fight, but she is otherwise a normal soldier, and none of her class options have access to magical abilities.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any first generation male, except Basilio and the male SpotPass characters. She supports the fastest with Kellam, possibly due to their mutual desire to defend others and Kjelle being a Knight from the start, just like him.
- Blade on a Stick: Focuses on lances more than swords, which is reversed for a Cain archetype.
- Can gain axes as well if she promotes to Great Knight.
- Bokukko: Also the first ever female member of the Red Knight/Green Knight duo.
- Boring, but Practical: Always thinking of ways to get stronger, Sully likes to do chores that involve lots of physical activity to strengthen herself.
- Boyish Short Hair: An immediate hint at her more masculine personality.
- Childhood Friend Romance: If paired with Chrom.
- Chromatic Arrangement: Forms a quartet with the first 4 characters to join the party. She's the 'red ranger' before Virion's blue, Stahl's green, and Vaike's yellow.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Red, which is present in her Paladin and Great Knight class models.
- Cringe Comedy: Her take on The Reveal of Lucina's identity if she's Chrom's wife includes unwittingly Slut-Shaming and threatening to use her sword on her Kid from the Future. Chrom is extra exasperated.Sully: Lucina? This trollop shares the same name as our daughter?!
Chrom: ...She IS our daughter.
- Cruel to Be Kind: Sully muses this may have been why her future self refused to train her future daughter Kjelle in the art of horse-riding despite her obvious aptitude for it, feeling it was important for her to have her own identity and not live in her mother's shadow.
- Curtains Match the Window: Crimson red hair and eyes, which match her red armor to boot.
- Custom Uniform: Interestingly, instead of the usual Leotard of Power most female Great Knights sport, Sully wears actual pants, making her armor identical to the male version.
- Damage Reduction: Can gain this against bows, tomes, and dragonstones if she goes Paladin.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Even though Sully isn't in charge of training soldiers (Frederick has this honor), she is very strict with anyone who tries her training regimen. Most people who have usually give up, but Gaius and Kjelle are the few people who manage to endure the harsh training and Sully's orders.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Sully garners a sizable group of female fans who often bestow her with gifts.
- Femininity Failure: Sully has tried to act more femininely in the past, but it never sticks and she always ends up swearing like a sailor again after a week.
- Fiery Redhead: She has a bit of a temper and can snap quickly if her buttons are pushed. This especially applies to men due to having a history of being looked down upon for being a woman.
- First Girl Wins: If paired with Chrom, due to Childhood Friend Romance.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: She trains rigorously to become "stronger than any man," but stat-wise, she's not even the strongest woman in the armynote , with her -1 strength base putting her only just above Sumia, Lissa, Maribelle, and Miriel.
- Hot-Blooded: She's very passionate, especially when it comes to getting stronger, and enjoys fighting.
- I Have Brothers: The reason she acts so boyish and swears like a sailor is because of her two older brothers. When they died, she became even more determined to follow in their footsteps and become a knight.
- Ironic Name: Her Japanese name. An English (French) word for an event where you're not likely to find her by her choice.
- The Lad-ette: Claims to feel indifferent about it, but some of her supports do have her worry about her femininity.
- Lethal Chef: To the point where her husband learns to cook on his own just to not die.
- Love Confession:I...I love you, you bastard. There, I said it! Now don't ask me again!
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The masculine girl to, well... just about any guy is a feminine boy compared to her (with a few exceptions, like Vaike). Special examples are Libra (who looks a LOT like a girl), Stahl (House Husband in training), and Virion (local Chivalrous Pervert). Even Chrom isn't fully immune to it; if she marries him, her command of the argument and Lissa's comments imply she's the one wearing the trousers in their marriage.
- Meaningful Name: "Sully" used as a verb is synonymous with "soil" or "dirty", which could apply to her athletic pursuits and her cooking. It's also a Gender-Blender Name, alluding to her being One of the Boys.
- Mentor Ship: If paired with Frederick.
- More Deadly Than the Male: She purposefully tries to invoke this, aspiring to be stronger than any man.
- My God, You Are Serious: If Chrom asks her to marry him, outside their S Support, she tries to play it off as a joke before realising he's not joking.
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: To her dismay, Sully's aggressive lifestyle does not attract many suitors. Male ones, at any rate.
- One of the Boys: Lampshaded during some of her supports.
- Opposites Attract: In her supports with Libra.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Where should I stab ya!?"
"I'll kill you twice!"
"So long, chump!"
"To hell with you!"
- Pride: Sully hates being spoken down to or patronized. She's also prone to letting her pride blind her to the good intentions of others, which she, herself, recognizes.
- Raised by Dudes — Shared Family Quirks: She acts very unwomanly-like because she grew up in a home where she had two rowdy older brothers. It became even more serious for her to be like them when they were knights and were killed off by bandits away from home. Because of this, she wants to uphold their legacy as a strong knight in the Ylissel order.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Stahl and Virion's Blue.
- Recurring Element: Of the Cain and Abel, Red and Green knights forming a duo with Stahl. Notably the first female character to fill the archetype.
- She's Got Legs: Virion describes her as having shapely legs. ...Right after she used them to kick him in the face.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: In the Dub. Good luck finding a scene she's in where she doesn't swear at least once. Her in-game description even describes her as being foul-mouthed.
- This is a sharp contrast to her portrayal in the Japanese version, where the language she uses is masculine, but by no means impolite in the slightest.
- Talk to the Fist: She attacks Virion and Lon'qu when they get on her bad side.
- That Came Out Wrong: Accidentally says, "I'll put you on the table" to Gregor as a Lame Comeback.
- Tomboy: Sully can't stand doing "girly" activities and prefers to get her hands dirty.
- Tomboy Angst: Normally averted, but in her S support with Chrom she laments how he usually sees her as "the same damn tomboy he knew as a kid". This comes up in a few other supports as well.Sully: Other girls all went and became LADIES, but good ol' Sully's still one of the guys!Chrom: But I thought you liked being treated like one of the guys?Sully: Gods bless it, no! I'm not! I'm a woman, too, dammit!
- Tomboyish Name: Her localized name, obviously. Specially considering that gamers usually think of another character from another famous video game series when they hear that name.
- Training the Peaceful Villagers: If she marries Donnel, during their ending she follows him back to his village and forms and trains a local militia to protect the village from bandits.
- Tsundere: In her Love Confession.
- "I am a staunch believer in amelioration."
Voiced by: Yurika Aizawa (Japanese), Tara Platt (English)
- '20s Bob Haircut: Miriel has a sleek, practical hairstyle.
- Absent-Minded Professor: While Miriel is very intelligent, she doesn't have much common sense. She tends to get so engrossed in her research that she becomes unaware of her surroundings. Most prominent when she nearly fell off a cliff in her C Support with Lon'qu and almost got bitten by a snake in her C Support with Henry. Lampshaded by Lon'qu in their B support:Lon'qu: For a smart woman, you sure are dumb.
- Adjusting Your Glasses: By the sides. Her map sprite as a Dark Knight also does this.
- Badass Bookworm: She spends a great deal of her free time with her nose in a book. Her favorite piece is a book of theories written by her late mother.
- Badass Boast: In the first Champions of Yore DLC, Miriel proposes dissecting Lilina.Lilina: "What?! I'm not some frog for you to pick apart!"Miriel: "No, of course not. I have no interest in frogs. But come at me anyway. Let us see whether or not you croak."
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any first generation character, except Chrom and Basilio as well as the male SpotPass characters. She supports the fastest with Stahl, due to her curiosity about his averageness.
- Black Mage: As a Mage, Miriel can cast offensive magic.
- Catch-Phrase: "Fascinating."
- Creepy Good: Not quite to the extent of Tharja, but Miriel is not above threatening to fuse weapons to people's arms so they won't forget them, or taking rather extreme measures in her study of magic (see For Science! below).
- Deadpan Snarker: "Asinine Knave."
- Elemental Powers: Able to wield magic tomes.
- Fiery Redhead: Subverted — she's probably one of the most cool, collected people in the army.
- For Science!: She considers dissecting Lilina to study the source of her magic, for one... To be fair, the Lilina in question isn't a real person but a representation of the real one.
- She also puts statues of women in Lon'qu's tent in their B support to see if he is afraid of them as he is with live women.
- Glass Cannon: A magical one thanks to her modifiers. Great magic and decent skill and speed at the cost of defense and strength (the latter of which won't matter much to her).
- Hot Witch: A mostly benevolent one.
- In Harm's Way: In her supports with Lon'qu, she never tries to avoid the dangers that she's exposed to, if she even notices them at all. Partly because she knows that he will save her, but mostly because she wants to study the effects of his gynophobia.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: Seems to be the case if Miriel's A Support with Donny is anything to go by — she says she had tried studying in groups before, but she always moved too fast and got too engrossed in the material for others to keep up, hence she got used to doing everything alone.
- The Lab Rat: She's always off analyzing something or other. Whether or not her research has practical applications is another story entirely.
- Lady of Black Magic: She's a composed, mature Mage. This is taken further if she promotes to a Sage.
- Life Drain: Through Lifetaker, if she promotes to Dark Knight.
- Love Confession:What rapture...to have an astute significant other with whom to scrutinize this world's illimitable mysteries!
- Magic Knight: Mounted version if promoted to a Dark Knight.
- May–December Romance: If she marries Ricken or Donnel.
- Meganekko: One of the few Fire Emblem characters to be bespectacled.
- Mundane Utility: In a support with Ricken, Miriel uses Thunder as the power source for an electroplating experiment.
- Mystery of the Week: The general theme of her supports. Most of the supposed mysteries are Miriel just overthinking things. These topics include gravity, the colors different elements burn, and why nobody can see Kellam.
- Nerds Are Sexy: Her intelligence and quirkiness are mentioned to be a few of her best traits in some of her S Supports.
- Never Found the Body: In her conversation with Laurent in Future Past 3, he reveals that her body was never found and he kept hoping that one day he'd find her. Seeing Present!Miriel will allow him to let go and move on.
- Nice Hat: Minerva even thinks so, according to Miriel's support with Cherche.
- Not So Stoic: She blushes quite heavily during her confession scene.
- Odd Friendship: Has platonic supports with both Sully and Cherche.
- Palette Swap: Her Sage's robe is black instead of the usual blue, and has a different collar design as well.
- Playing with Fire: Starts with a Fire tome.
- Red Mage: If promoted to Sage.
- The Perfectionist: She can become quite obsessive with her experiments, unable to stop thinking about them until she dissects every detail.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Begone, foul miscreation!"
"Your demise is nigh!"
"Desist at once!"
- Robe and Wizard Hat: Awakening's Mages now wear a more classic-looking "wizard hat." Miriel's hat has an especially large brim.
- Recurring Element: Her For Science! attitude, single-minded pursuit of her study, and her confusion when her love interests propose to her make her the stand-in for Lute.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Possibly due to having such a high academic intellect, Miriel often comes across like she has little common sense — her Summer Scramble conversation with Maribelle has her wandering off with some random men who hit on her, forcing Maribelle to chase after them.
- She's also mesmerised by Gaius doing card tricks in their C Support.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Her battle sprite.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Have a dictionary handy when she starts talking; you will probably need it.
- Show Some Leg: In their C Support, Miriel was able to use her being a woman to exploit Virion's chivalry, forcing him to assist her.
- Spock Speak: She never uses slang or curses, she never jokes around, and she never gets to the point, as Sully can testify.
- The Stoic: She does not seem capable of expressing strong emotions, though she does derive some enjoyment from performing science and is blushing visibly in her Love Confession.
- Stoic Spectacles: Rare Female Example.
- Sufficiently Analyzed Magic: Pretty much treats magic like a science, and uses magic to discover real science.
- Take My Hand: In her supports with Kellam, she gets him to help her experiment on his phenomenon of seemingly disappearing even in plain sight. She holds his hand to try and figure out how and why it happens. By their A support, her holding his hand becomes much more than just an experiment.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: A few of her S supports give this vibe, particularly Frederick's, in which she tries to rationalize why she feels angry when he's around other girls.
- "Look at all that you can accomplish if you try."
Class: Pegasus Knight
Voiced by: Ayano Yamamoto (Japanese), Eden Riegel (English)
- Adorkable: She's so clumsy, yet tries so hard...
- Ambiguously Bi: Waxes lyrical about the beauty of the female form in a conversation on one of the DLC maps.
- Apologetic Attacker: Occasionally when she Dual Strikes.
- Apologises a Lot: It's her shopping quote!
- Badass Adorable: Basically the entire concept of her character. She's clumsy off the battlefield, but a powerhouse on it.
- Badass Bookworm: Sumia is a novel junkie.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with Male Avatar, Chrom (her fastest support, in gameplay), Frederick, Gaius, and Henry.
- Beware the Nice Ones: It's difficult to imagine someone this sweet makes a living skewering enemies with her lance.
- Be Yourself: In her A rank support conversation, the Avatar said that she's fine the way she is and need not to emulate and behave like the heroines in the novels that she reads. This, however, leads her to believe that the next novel she reads should be about a heroine who's as clumsy and plain as she is. Although her S rank conversation with a male Avatar shows that she thought about it and realized he was right.
- Blade on a Stick: As a Pegasus Knight, she starts off wielding lances.
- Boobs of Steel: Is a surprisingly capable Pegasus Knight despite her clumsiness, and is quite stacked underneath her breastplate.
- Canon Welding: One of the books she reads is called "The Genealogy of the Holy War". The English version hilariously changed this to the "Ribald Tales of the Faith War" instead.
- Combat Medic: A flying version if promoted to Falcon Knight. Is a flying Magic Knight version instead if promoted to Dark Flier.
- Covert Pervert: She gets quite excited by the idea of Sully entering a cross-dressing pageant (with a rather epic rant about the female body included), and teases Frederick during their own S Support about his... rather strong devotion to Chrom.
- Cute Bookworm: Her support with Avatar shows she loves to read novels. Although in her case, it's more for escaping reality.
- Custom Uniform: Her Pegasus Knight dress, along with Cordelia's and Cynthia's, all have a unique pattern, and all three of them also wear short shorts underneath. Extends to her Falcon Knight outfit, which is the same mauve that her regular outfit is.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Sumia has a habit of tripping over her own feet and any task she is involved in typically ends in disaster — except for fighting. She apparently has no problem fighting.
- Declaration of Protection: "I make sure everyone is safe and sound. Nothing hurts like losing a comrade."
- Deconstructed Trope: Her moe and Cute Clumsy Girl traits, while amusing, are actually both the cause and the consequences of severe self-esteem problems for her.
- Disc-One Nuke: In difficulties other than Lunatic and Lunatic+. Sumia has a high Speed that is enough to double-attack anything short of bosses, even without Pair Up, during the time where every other unit might have problems doubling enemies. This, combined with Flying capability, means that a Sumia Paired Up with Frederick is likely your best unit for the first half of the game.
- Dork Knight: Brave, loyal, strong... and kind of a ditz.
- Escapism: The reason why reading is one of her hobbies is because she can pretend to be the protagonist of the novel instead of her usual clumsy self. Her supports with both Avatars show them being concerned about this, and her S rank support with a male Avatar has her admit it and decide to stop in order to better herself.
- Fragile Speedster: Her modifiers lean her towards this, getting good skill and great speed, at the cost of defense.
- Friend to All Living Things: She has an uncanny ability to communicate with animals and she gets along quite well with them... except for cows, which annoy her for some reason.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Tries to do this to Chrom, with an Armor-Piercing Slap, but accidentally punches him instead.
- Girly Bruiser: Although her demure demeanor would suggest otherwise, Sumia has no problem kicking ass with the rest.
- Good Is Not Dumb/Good Is Not Soft: Even with all of her ditzy spells, she doesn't hesitate to help out with her trusty lance and pegasus whenever she can.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: "Oh, HORSE PLOP!"
- Graceful in Their Element: A disaster on land, but get her on her pegasus...
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her Pegasus Knight outfits features purple, an allusion to her femininity and noble status.
- Hair Color Dissonance: Her hair is light brown, but it sometimes looks like a muddy grey in certain shots.
- Hair Decorations: Beaded hairbands and wings for her ponytail.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Even though she's arguably one of the best Pegasus Knights in the game, she still has a severe inferiority complex due to her blatant klutziness. Most of her Supports, such as with Henry and the Avatar, are about her trying to deal with it.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: She finds out in her supports with Cynthia that she is a legendary pegasus knight in the future, known for violently destroying friend and foe alike. She resolves to tread carefully with any historians she happens to meet from then on.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Cordelia.
- Hidden Badass: Don't let her klutziness deceive you. Once she gets on her pegasus, this girl can pack quite a punch.
- Hidden Buxom: in opposition to her best friend Cordelia, her breastplate gives her a more slender figure, and this official artwork shows it best.
- Hidden Depths: In her A rank support with Cordelia. she affirms that, in fact, she doesn't care whether her flower fortunes are correct or not. She just uses them to motivate herself to create the best possible future. Cordelia responds by saying that's "the most reasonable nonsense" she's ever heard.
- Innocent Flower Girl: Played with. Sumia is an avid practitioner of flower fortunes.
- Implied Love Interest: Among Chrom's potential wives, she supports the quickest with him and holds priority over the others. She also gets 3 different cutscenes with Chrom: Chapter 5 begins with an FMV where she saves his life, after which he just sits their in awe of her (the cutscene is even called "Lovebirds" in the US version when viewed in the Theaternote ); after Emmeryn apparently dies by way of Heroic Sacrifice, she tries to bitch-slap him out of his Heroic B.S.O.D., but punches him in the face instead; and if he is unmarried by chapter 11 and has supported the furthest with her, an extended proposal scene exclusive to her is played. She is teased by other characters for hiding a crush on him. She even appears in the opening video carrying the baby Lucina, making her all but Official Couple if not for the support system and lack of Word of God (as well as the CD drama very carefully hiding who Chrom’s wife is, with hints that it could be the Village Maiden). This is downplayed post-release, where Chrom is no longer canonically paired with anyone, and in spin-off titles, where she hasn't made any appearance yet.
- Instant Expert: Although it's likely Sumia already possessed equestrian skills from the beginning, almost immediately after meeting and befriending her pegasus, she was somehow able to expertly ride it.
- She did mention Philia saying that pegasi are very weak to arrows and wind magic, so it's possible that she was previously interested in riding them and took some private lessons.
- Lady of War: Her battle animations show her using lances while riding a pegasus to be quite graceful.
- Long Hair Is Feminine: Compare Sumia's hair and personality with Sully's.
- Love Confession:It's so nice to feel special for once. To love someone more than anything in the world, and have them love me back.
- Loves Me Not: She likes to use flower fortunes to predict whether she survives the next battle or not. Even if she gets a bad fortune, she just repeats it until she gets a good one. In some of her endings, her fortunes actually become well-known as a bringers of good luck.
- Modesty Shorts: They're not visible in the game, but concept art◊ suggests that she wears them underneath her minidress.
- The Millstone: In her Supports with Gaius, she screws up his attempts at finding honey. Later, she generously helps him get honey... by giving him a beehive while the bees are still chasing her.
- Nice Girl: Sumia is an absolute sweetheart. She seems to care for and love everyone. Except for cows. Cows annoy her.
- Ojou: Implied by Gaius, who refers to her as "that crazy noblewoman" in their supports.
- Ojou Ringlets: Parts of her hair are curled this way.
- Opposites Attract: She's kind, sweet, and unassuming. Henry is creepy, snarky, and weird. Of course, the game allows you to pair them if you want to.
- Plucky Girl: Sumia is a ditzy, hopeless klutz and she knows it, but, as Gaius notes, that doesn't stop her from always trying her best, even if she looks like a total fool in the process.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"For Ylisse!"
"I'll end this now!"
- Rapunzel Hair: Waist-long, wavy hair plus Ojou Ringlets to boot.
- Recurring Element: A mix of different archetypes. She's both the youngest, novice Pegasus (with Cordelia as the middle, and the unplayable Phila as the elder) and the middle Pegasus (with Cordelia as the elder, and Cynthia as the younger). She also invokes Caeda's imagery as the Pegasus Knight love interest to the Lord.
- Rescue Romance: If Chrom is not paired with another girl, their cutscene in chapter 3 has shades of this. In an interesting twist, it's Sumia doing the rescuing!
- Ship Tease: Aside from the Female Avatar, she's the one who gets the most of this with Chrom.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Sweet and unassuming out of battle. Hyper-competent in battle. Hyper-protective of those she cares for in and out of it.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: All of her possible husbands are nice guys in some way. Yes, even Henry, in his own weird way.
- Submissive Badass: Sweet, kind, and unassuming. Unless she's fighting, then the claws come out.
- Through His Stomach: She bakes Chrom a pie in their B Support with this intent. Also, she will try baking another pie for Gaius in their S support.
- For her "gift" event tile, should she be married to any of her prospect boyfriends (Chrom, Frederick, a male Avatar, Gaius, and/or Henry), Sumia will also prepare lunch for whoever her husband is. Of course, she ends up dropping it twice, but it's the thought that counts.
- You Meddling Kids: Parodied and ultimately subverted. In the Summer Scramble DLC, Miriel assumes that Sumia's klutzy attitude is nothing but a trap for Sumia to attract the attention of men. Sumia denies this until Miriel brings decisive evidence during her entire observation process. Then, Sumia laughs maniacally and admits that she truly is acting like a klutz to get attention (saying a variation of this trope), and then she decides to silence Miriel forever so that nobody else finds out about her secret. However, it turns out to have been just a big heatstroke-induced delusion on Miriel's part due to the warmth of the beach exhausting her.
- "I won't be satisfied until I'm the very best!"
Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi (Japanese), Melissa Fahn (English)
- Affectionate Nickname: Calls her friends "darling."
- All of the Other Reindeer: Surprisingly for a socially elite character such as her — growing up, Maribelle was generally disliked by her peers due to her sharp tongue and critical manner. Lissa was the first person to actually become friends with her.
- An Axe to Grind: Same deal as Lissa.
- Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: A rare non-sexual example — in the Golden Gaffe DLC Map, most of the playable characters have a line of dialogue spoken to the Risen chastising them for stealing their gold. Maribelle, on the other hand, complains that the Risen didn't rob her. "Do I look poor to you?!"
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any first generation character, except Basilio and the male SpotPass characters. She supports the fastest with Frederick, possibly since they're both associated with Chrom and Lissa.
- The Beautiful Elite: Maribelle is the embodiment of upper-class femininity, and she's more than willing to remind everyone of that.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason Maribelle is so devoted to Lissa.
- Best Friends-in-Law: With Lissa, if she marries Chrom.Maribelle: Then keep me close and all will be well! I'm sure my sister agrees, yes?
Lissa: You bet! Maribelle is family now! She belongs with us!
- Blue Blood: Hails from an affluential, aristocratic family.
- Born Lucky: Among the highest Luck in the whole first generation, on par with Anna.
- Burning with Anger: One of her portraits is of the Mild Bell Pepper variety.
- Cannot Spit It Out: In her S Support with Ricken, she at first claims she's marrying him to restore his family's fortune as a cover, since she can't face her real feelings.
- Childhood Friend Romance: If paired with Chrom.
- Classy Cravat: Which is fitting for someone of the upper class.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: In "Harvest Scramble," after Lissa tries to talk Maribelle into making more friends, Maribelle calls Lissa "MINE and mine alone" and that she is sick and tired of sharing her. Then she is ashamed of saying that out loud.
- Combat Medic: Starts as The Medic in her Troubadour class, but can become this by promoting to Valkyrie.
- Comically Missing the Point: In her C support with her son Brady, when he asks "Who did you piss off?", she is horrified... because it would be more correct to say "WHOM did you piss off?" Particularly amusing since Brady himself will even lampshade this.
- Compassionate Critic: In her supports with Lon'qu, she points out that "a little girl could walk up to you and kill you with a spoon!" and resolves to help him with his aversion to women. In their S supports, she even suggests marrying to help continue their lessons.
- Cultured Badass: Well versed in the art of tea and beating up brigands.
- Daddy's Girl: She loves her father dearly and it's part of the reason she's so angry with Gaius.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Refers to Aversa as an "old hag" during her capture.
- Drink Order: Tea.
- Friendless Background: Before meeting Lissa. The main reason why she's so overprotective of her and her brother.
- Freudian Slip: In her S Rank with Chrom, she wonders if he'll ever find a place for her in his heart. While he's right there.Maribelle: ...Wait. Did I Just Say That Out Loud?
- Likewise, her S Support with Henry has Maribelle fretting over Henry's nonchalant reaction to the prospect of dying in battle. When he interrupts her with the suggestion that his death means he'll be unable to cast a curse that lets gravely injured persons die immediately without pain and then again with the idea that him dying would prevent Henry from finishing his toenail collection, Maribelle angrily retorts that it's because she loves him.Maribelle: Oh, my stars and garters. Did I really say that out loud?
- Likewise, her S Support with Henry has Maribelle fretting over Henry's nonchalant reaction to the prospect of dying in battle. When he interrupts her with the suggestion that his death means he'll be unable to cast a curse that lets gravely injured persons die immediately without pain and then again with the idea that him dying would prevent Henry from finishing his toenail collection, Maribelle angrily retorts that it's because she loves him.
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: If she becomes a War Cleric.
- Glass Cannon: While Maribelle has high Resistance and Magic, her Defense isn't that great so she's easily felled with physical attacks.
- Grammar Nazi: Just listen to her support conversations with Brady. She's obviously not pleased with his loutish manner of speech.
- Hair Decorations: Two white bows for her pigtails.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Even if she hides the "Heart of Gold" part at first.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lissa — Maribelle hates having to share the princess with people.
- To the point where she and Cordelia bicker in their Summer Scramble conversation over whose best friend is better — Maribelle's "darling Lissa" or Sumia.
- High-Pressure Emotion: In one of her portraits, Maribelle's face turns bright red when she gets very irritated.
- Innocently Insensitive: She tends to freely use the terms "lowborn" and "unwashed masses" without realizing how insulting she is being. Her C Support with the Avatar is a good example.
- Japanese Delinquents: In the original Japanese release, her speech mixes the high-class honorifics (used by past trobadours/valkyries from the series) with crude vocabulary and phrases applicable to the aforementioned trope, ramping up her Sophisticated as Hell status. This sadly got lost in translation for international releases.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can be cold to be people, but she tends to warm up to people in decent time. Discussed amongst the Shepherds when first introducing her to the Avatar. Specifically, she tends to give people who are already friends with Lissa or respect her a chance to get in her circle. Being rude to either puts them on the chopping block.
- Lady of Black Magic: A proud and upper-class lady, she'd qualify if promoted to Valkyrie.
- Lightning Bruiser: In an odd way. The way she grows as a character, especially as a Valkyrie, make her the Fire Emblem equivalent of Blissey in terms of walling capability; if she's struck with lightning, she's going to survive, but if so much as gets poked with a sword she'll die. The 'Lightning' part comes from her ability to go long distances on a horse and her fantastic magic score.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Before she befriended Lissa.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: She's loyal to Lissa and Chrom, but she is pretty snobbish and supercilious towards everyone else.
- Love Confession:My lord, you saw to the very core of my heart...and may gods help you, if you break it.
- Luminescent Blush: While every character has it at one point or another, special mention goes to her S Rank supports with Chrom and Henry, where after the above-mentioned Freudian Slips, her entire face turns completely red.
- Magic Knight: If promoted to a War Cleric.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Same deal as Lissa as well.
- My Beloved Smother: When talking to Brady on an Event Tile, he reveals that she was this to him in the future. She basically did everything for him, from making him lunches to holding his hand whenever he walked up some stairs.
- Noble Bigot: While she is indeed a good person, she has quite a bit of prejudice towards those of the lower social classes, which she makes no effort to hide when speaking with her lower-class allies. However, her endings reveal that she became a magistrate who worked to reform Ylissean law and make it more equitable.
- No Social Skills: She's fully aware that she has a hard time interacting with other people, and as such, she was largely disliked by others at court and had no friends before meeting Lissa.
- Not Helping Your Case: In her C support with Vaike she worries that she's being perceived as a snob... then promptly hurls lots of insults Vaike's way once he confirms this.
- Odd Friendship: Can develop one with Olivia in their supports.
- Ojou: In contrast to Lissa, Maribelle is composed, refined and extremely proud of her noble breeding.
- Ojou Ringlets: Waist long, no less.
- Parasol of Prettiness: Carries it with her at all times in her official artwork and in her dialogue portrait.
- Parasol of Pain: Sadly an Informed Attribute, but some of her event tile quotes mention her learning "parasol-fu".
- Pink Means Feminine: Her Troubadour, Valkyrie, and War Cleric classes are recolored to emphasize this.
- Plucky Girl: When Plegians were raiding Ylissan borders, Maribelle tried to settle things diplomatically but was captured by Gangrel and Aversa. Despite this, she doesn't give in to fear and even joins the battle once Chrom, the Avatar, and the rest of the Shepherds show up.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: Is prejudiced against those of a lower class than her, often derisively calling them "lowborns" to their faces. Her supports with certain characters, such as Vaike and the Avatar, often result in them calling her out on it.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Big mistake!"
"I will ruin you!"
"I promise you, this will hurt!"
- Proper Lady: All the virtues of one, with a side order of hubris.
- Protectorate: Not to the extent of Lissa, but both Gaius and Lon'qu mention a desire to protect her in their S supports.
- The Proud Elite: She makes no effort to hide that she considers herself superior to just about everyone.
- Recurring Element: Borrows some elements from Clarine when it comes to being a stuck-up noblewoman healer. She's also the secondary special/mounted healer in line with (again) Clarine, Maria, Priscilla, and the like.
- Red Mage: Mounted version if promoted to Valkyrie, able to use Staves (healing and buffing spells) and Tomes (direct-damage offensive spells).
- Rescue Romance: Possible, if paired with Ricken.
- Rich Bitch: At times. She's mostly Spoiled Sweet.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Lissa, of course.
- The Scapegoat: Gangrel captures her early on in the game and accuses her of trespassing in Plegian territory and assaulting Plegian soldiers. This is used as justification for starting the war with Ylisse. She reveals in a support conversation that she went there herself to dissuade them from advancing, and then they held her hostage.
- Shout-Out: In Summer Scramble, she says Miriel has a "brain the size of a planet."
- Skewed Priorities: In Future Past 2, upon meeting their children, pretty much all of the other parents explain that they've come to help. Maribelle, on the other hand, tells Brady that she's there to make sure that her son is carrying himself with dignity in this world.
- Slobs vs. Snobs: Downplayed, but has this dynamic with Vaike and Brady.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She has only a slightly larger story role than most of the other minor Shepherds and loses all plot relevance after the fifth chapter, but as seen under The Scapegoat above, this is enough to start Plegia's war with Ylisse and kickstart the storyline as a whole.
- Sophisticated as Hell: Maribelle has the Avatar teach her slang to broaden her vocabulary. The result is Maribelle enthusiastically spouting phrases like "No skin off my arse!" and "I'll shut me north and south!"
- Happens again in her supports with Olivia, when Maribelle tries to break her of her Shrinking Violet personality by teaching her ways to start conversations. Only problem is she finds out later that she was using men's pickup lines, which included wolf whistles and asking someone if his legs went "all the way up."
- And again with her son, Brady. When the latter asks her "who did you piss off?" to prompt her to become so obsessed with propriety, Maribelle is less concerned with Brady's swearing than that he didn't say "whom did you piss off?"
- Spoiled Sweet: Because she comes off as cold and snobbish, many think that she's a Rich Bitch. Those who get past her frosty facade will have her eternal loyalty.
- A Spot Of Tea: She has her teatime like every proper lady should.
- Squishy Wizard: Her modifiers. She has a great spread of positive modifiers in Magic, Skill, Luck, and Resistance, but she has the lowest possible modifiers for Strength and Defense.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: If paired with Gaius; she eventually becomes a magistrate in their paired ending, while he becomes a master thief. The text says that she "feared the day she would meet her own husband in court."
- Technicolor Eyes: Maribelle's are dark pink.
- Tender Tears: In her C Support with Henry, when she tears up over a flower and musing on how unpredictable life has become. She denies doing it when Henry catches her, though.
- Also occurs in her conversation with Brady after you complete his chapter — both of them end up crying and saying each other's names, much to Chrom's exasperation.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Lissa's Tomboy.
- Took a Level in Badass: Same deal as Lissa, as only through promotion or reclass can one hear her Pre-Mortem One-Liners.
- Tsundere: Kind of mixed between Type A and Type B. The Type A elements come from Maribelle being hostile and impatient with just everyone except those she deems familiar enough to be her friends. Those who get past the hostile side more see the Type B elements, such as the fact that she does care for others deeply.
- In her C support with Gregor, she is scolding him for stealing extra bread, but blushes when he calls her beautiful.
- Undying Loyalty: To Lissa and, by extension, the rest of the Ylissean royal family.
- Uptown Girl: If paired with Donnel or Vaike.
- White Magician Girl: Most of her classes feature the ability to use supportive magic.
Panne (Velvet / Palne)
- "My strength is that of all Taguel!"
Voiced by: Yuki Masuda (Japanese), Jessica Gee (English)
- Animal Stereotypes: Being a rabbit, she loves carrots.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any first generation character, except Chrom and Basilio as well as the male SpotPass characters. Her fastest support of these are with Ricken, possibly because of his curiosity of the Taguel race and his love for animals.
- The Berserker: Not a class example, but a few supports such as Vaike and Kellam discuss her tendency to be ferocious in battle and charge ahead for the former.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: She joins Chrom's Shepherds in an attempt to repay the kindness given to her by Emmeryn.
- Bilingual Bonus: Panné is a type of crushed velvet.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: She's one of the few characters who actually likes the Avatar's cooking. She even loved the batch of carrot stew the others said tasted like dishwater.
- Braids of Action: A unique variant with her hair entwined around her Taguel ears.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Averted and gender-flipped - she's the Brooding Girl to Gentle Boys like Stahl, Ricken, or Kellam.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: What she ultimately develops into.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Save for her shin guards, Panne wears no footwear, opting to remain barefooted.
- Does Not Like Spam: Her supports with Stahl reveal that Taguel can't eat potatoes.
- Dub Name Change: She's called "Palne" in the Non-English European versions.
- Ears as Hair: Her hair is braided around her ears, giving off this effect.
- Expressive Ears: In her rabbit form, her ears droop when she's at low health.
- Facial Markings: Something all Taguel bear.
- Family Honor: Despite having lost her warrennote when she was very young, she still has a lot of pride for it and tries her best not to dishonor its memory.
- Fantastic Racism: She's rather racist against humans and considers herself and her species superior to them. While her Supports have her warm up to humans, the rest of her dialogue doesn't change. This especially shows if she gets a near empty level, where she says it's fine work for a human, but decent for a Taguel.
- Fantastic Slur: "Man-spawn." She also mentions a few humans used to call her race in the past (like "beast" and "coney") when she first joins, but they don't come up often in-game.
- Friendly Rivalry: Instigates one with Donnel when Panne becomes determined to overcome his hunting traps.
- Glass Cannon: When reclassed into a wyvern rider, she hits hard, fast, and can tank anything that's not tomes or bows. Too bad tomes and bows aren't exactly scarce.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When transformed.
- Hair Decorations: The metal bands around her ears, which remain when she transforms.
- Hair-Raising Hare: She transforms into a large and foreboding-looking rabbit during battle.
- Hey, You!: Rarely calls people by their given names.
- Humans Are Bastards: Panne hates the human race for hunting the Taguel down to near-extinction. Upon joining the Shepherds, she softens up with some the human soldiers she spends time with.
- Ice Queen: She starts off very haughty and abrasive and is quite dismissive of anyone who isn't the Avatar in her Supports. True, she has her reasons, but she's quite the jerk to people who just want to know her better.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: She spends some time on all fours in human form when preparing to transform. Also shows up in supports occasionally, due to Deliberate Values Dissonance between human and Taguel culture. For example, in a support with Stahl, she sees nothing wrong with cleaning fruit off his face by licking it off.
- Interspecies Romance: Will always be the case, for obvious reasons.
- Is It Something You Eat?: Her S Support with the Avatar has him assume that she doesn't know what a human marriage is. However, her S supports with Gaius, Kellam, and Lon'qu reveal otherwise.
- Jerkass: Panne can come off very rude and dismissive in a lot of her supports.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Panne is normally rude to most of the Shepherds, primarily because of humans hunting her kind to near-extinction, she becomes more friendlier with people she spends more time with. She is also noticeably more polite with the Avatar and Frederick, the former for being interested in learning about the taguel and giving her carrot stew, and being willing to help the latter cope with his fear of large animals.
- Last of Her Kind: Though she isn't too concerned with the survival of her species.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Her supports with The Vaike reveal that she has this tendency in battle apparently, regardless of what you actually have her do in battle. Vaike, of all people, calls her out on this behavior in their supports, and tells her how, like most examples of this trope, it royally messes with formations and planning.
- Lightning Bruiser: High speed and strength with impressive health and defense growths. Her resistance, however, is noticeably lacking.
- Little Bit Beastly: Has some rabbit-like features such as the ears, tail, and patches of fur.
- Love Confession:To think that I might love a human...what a strange world this is...
- Magic Pants: Her clothes seem to adapt to whichever form she is currently in.
- Meaningful Name: The Velveteen Rabbit.
- Ms. Fanservice: Between her Vapor Wear, Zettai Ryouiki, and not wearing pants thanks to fur, Panne certainly provides.
- Odd Friendship: If she doesn't marry Henry, they can develop this. She says in the comics that he reminds her of her dead little brother.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: She wears purple-pink armor in contrast to Yarne, who wears dark blue armor.
- Power Echoes: Like all transforming characters, she gets a reverb in her voice when in beast form.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"And so it ends."
"The Taguel do not play!"
"I smell your fear."
"For the warren!"
- Restored My Faith in Humanity: Emmeryn manages this, and she joins the Shepherds for her.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: She talks to Cordelia's pegasus off-screen.
- Stripperiffic: She really only wears armor and boots, and her lower half is kept covered by fur.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Because she's "different" from the rest and because humans are the one who drove her kind to extinction. Even though she says that she doesn't hold grudges, she still has a hard time trusting humans.
- Super Senses: Acute hearing. Panne can hear people's heartbeats.
- Tsundere: Notable as she starts to warm up to men in her supports- she actually blushes in a support where Virion compliments her, insisting he's only saying it because he's drunk.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Carrots, what with being a giant rabbit.
- Tragic Bigot: Shows some considerable contempt for all of humanity after her warren (her mother, little brother and little sister-like best friend) was destroyed by a group of them. She's very slow to warm to her human companions.
- Unusual Ears
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: As a taguel, she can turn into a large and very deadly rabbit during battle.
- You Remind Me of X: Panne will have an easier time warming up to certain characters like Olivia, who reminds Panne of her late best friend.
- "I am yours to mold as you see fit."
Class: Pegasus Knight
Voiced by: Eimi Okada (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English)
- The Ace: Her peers consider her a genius, and she's generally held as The Reliable One for the Shepherds.
- A-Cup Angst: While her chest is not exactly flat, she has smaller boobs than some of the other first gen females, as seen in Roster Rescue and Summer Scramble. While you wouldn't think she'd have this from looking at her in her regular outfit, it turns out that her breastplate makes her look more well-endowed than she actually is. Her daughter Severa actually has a larger bust than she does, though not by much according to the hotsprings' Anna.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She has a crush on Chrom, but is completely devoid of supports with him, let alone marriage. To twist the knife even further, her closest friend Sumia is not only capable of marrying Chrom, but can do so faster than anyone else.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any first generation character, except Chrom and Basilio as well as the male SpotPass characters. Her fastest support of all of them is with Libra, as both are the sole survivors of parties trying to aid the Shepherds.
- Beach Kiss: Gets a special scene with the Male Avatar should they be married in the Summer Scramble DLC. She gives him a very sweet one in response to his teasing, all while the beach is romantically swarming with enemies.
- Birds of a Feather: If married to the Male Avatar Severa will note during the Hot Spring event that she finds both of her parents too serious-minded.
- Blade on a Stick: As a Pegasus Knight, Cordelia starts out wielding lances.
- Broken Ace: She's suffering from pretty bad self-esteem issues, is haunted by the death of her Pegasus Knight squad and she has one of the most strained relationships with her Kid from the Future.
- Can't Spit It Out: Cordelia’s two Summer Scramble conversations with Chrom shows why she doesn’t have a Support with or is a Love Interest to him; she can’t even talk to him without stuttering on almost every sentence, and she can even faint if she has any direct physical contact with him, it’s so bad, Cordelia considers the above a good day.
- Curtains Match the Window: Red hair and eyes.
- Custom Uniform: See Sumia's entry above; with Cordelia, her promoted uniform is red instead.
- Don't Call Me "Sir": Being called a genius because of talents is actually a minor annoyance for her.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She hates being pitied, as it makes her feel that she has lost.
- Fanservice: Gets a swimsuit scene in the "Summer of Bonds" DLC chapter.
- Fiery Redhead: Aside from her passionate devotion to Ylisse, Cordelia confides to Virion that she regrettably also has a bit of a temper.
- The First Cut Is the Deepest: She is hurting over her unrequited love for Chrom, and initially believes she will never love again. In the Bad Future, her daughter Severa was convinced that Cordelia was still so devoted to the already dead Chrom that she gave her life fighting for him, though in actuality, she was fighting for Severa's sake.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: She's mentioned to have an incredibly wide set of talents, and fittingly, through reclassing she can learn to use any weapon type in a game Details . Aside from the Avatar, she's the only first generation character able to do so without DLC (Ricken and Virion technically also can, but none of their classes have access to dark magic).
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Cordelia mentions in a Support conversation with Severa that she chose to become a Pegasus Knight because she was a lousy runner. However, one of her reclassing options is the Mercenary line (and she can become a powerful one to boot). Many of her supports with male companions will also have her get over her unrequited crush on Chrom and fall in love with someone else. This doesn't prevent her from pining over Chrom in other supports.
- Hair Decorations: A pair of wing-shaped clips.
- Heartbroken Badass: She's got the most reasons to be angsty out of everyone in the army, though she remains strong, and can kick ass with the rest of them.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Even more so than Sumia. For all her skill, Cordelia believes she is not special, and less than her peers.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sumia - Cordelia behaves something like a Cool Big Sis towards her.
- To the point where she and Maribelle bicker in their Summer Scramble conversation over who's best - Lissa or Sumia.
- Humble Hero: Despite being talented in many different fields (e.g. fighting, music, smithing, etc.), Cordelia doesn't consider herself exceptional, and insists that people do not call her a genius. Her A support with Avatar provides one reason why she's like this.
- Ignored Enamored Underling: Of Chrom, but it is also subverted in a way that, why Chrom doesn’t notice her feelings for him, due to Cordelia herself hiding them from him, her second Summer Scramble conversation with him shows that Chrom clearly does respect her and values her on the same level as he would for anyone of the Shepherds, and he is willing to help her anytime he thinks that she really needs it.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: Let's see, Cordelia is good at fighting, pegasus riding, fencing, teaching, private counseling, blacksmithing, harp-playing, sewing, micro-managing, stealth.... The supports are even inconsistent on if she suffers from the "master of none" part.
- Like Father, Like Son: While certainly more polite, Cordelia's supports with Sumia and Gaius have her chastising them for what she sees as flaws in a very Severa-esque manner while both Frederick and Virion point out that she can be blunt and unempathetic much like her daughter.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: While all females in Awakening can reclass to Bride by using the requisite DLC item, she's the only one who got to do so again in Heroes.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Her conversations with Chrom in the Summer Scramble DLC has her go into high gear, letting her fantasies take the better of her.
- Lady of War: She's an elegant Pegasus Knight whose skill is surpassed by few.
- Love Confession:Thank you. I thought nothing could warm my heart again. I shall love you above all others, for the rest of my days.
- Lucky Seven: She was born on July 7th. July is the seventh month of the year and the 7th is the 7th day of the month. It's also when Tanabata is usually celebrated. She is also recruited at Level 7 in Chapter 7 with a starting movement of 7.
- Also, as a side note, Tanabata is a holiday that celebrates the reunion of two lovers that are separated, which relates to Cordelia's unrequited love with Chrom.
- Magic Knight: Can become a flying version if promoted to Dark Flier. Is a flying Combat Medic version instead if promoted to Falcon Knight.
- Meaningful Rename: Cordelia is a feminine given name, popularly associated with Latin cor (genitive cordis) "heart". It was born by the tragic heroine of Shakespeare's King Lear. In the play, the character is unwilling to profess her love to her father, stating "Love, and be silent", reflected in Cordelia's situation with Chrom.
- Even her original name, Tiamo, is meaningful, since it is the Italian phrase "Ti amo", for "I love you" without the space, which also reflects her situation with Chrom as well as how she might love someone else.
- The Perfectionist: A deconstruction of one. Her perfectionist nature make her quite disliked by the rest of the Ylisse Pegasus Knights for seemingly looking down upon the others, even though she only becomes that way because she seeks her seniors' approval. And then her A support with Avatar reveals that despite their teasing, the other Pegasus Knights really did admire her, to the point that they were willing to give up their lives for her. Being called a genius reminds her of their sacrifice, which is why she dislikes being called one.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"I can do this."
"Now you've angered me!"
"Out of my sight!"
"That's quite enough!"
- Rapunzel Hair: Hands down the longest in the entire game. It's THIGHS long!
- Recurring Element: The developers seem to intentionally model her after Catria; a strong, dependable Pegasus Knight whose love to her lord is unrequited. But backstory-wise, she's this to Fiora. Similarly she's both the middle Pegasus (with Sumia as the younger, and the unplayable Phila as the elder) and the eldest Pegasus (with Sumia as the middle, and Cynthia as the younger).
- The Reliable One: Cordelia automatically tends to all the chores in the army, making sure everything is running smoothly. Even Frederick is impressed.
- Second Love: Due to her unrequited love for Chrom, any of her potential husbands is a this by default. This is especially present in her supports with Avatar (in which she vows to love him above all others, without even a mention of Chrom), Frederick (who observes the emotional troubles she's going through for it, and acknowledges that she still loves him as he proposes, which leads to her accepting Chrom as an impossibility and agreeing to marry him), Stahl (in which she tells him with complete honesty that he's replaced Chrom in her heart), Kellam (in which she happily accepts his proposal, also without a mention of Chrom), Gregor (in which she proposes to him, even more meaningful due to his Matchmaker Crush on her), and Henry (whom she specifically tells "Don't try to imitate Chrom to woo me, I like you Just the Way You Are"). Too bad this won't change her solo event tiles, levelups, Scramble Conversations, etc. where Chrom is brought up.
- Survivor Guilt: Lost her whole squad to a Plegian ambush, and hates herself for fleeing while they fought and died. This is despite the fact they told her to run so she could warn the Shepherds about an ambush.
- Team Mom: She takes pleasure in looking after her comrades, even acting like a fussy mother towards some, such as Sumia, Gaius and Ricken.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: She finally gets an actual conversation with Chrom in the Summer Scramble DLC.note
- Trauma Conga Line: Love Hurts AND Survivor Guilt? And that's only her introduction...
- Unrequited Tragic Maiden: She's in love with Chrom and is hurting badly over it, but will never say anything because she's sure it'll never work out. The game mechanics don't even let you pair them! In a subversion, unlike the standard UTM, she can fall in love with other men. In the Bad Future, however, Severa mistakenly thought she was still one of these...
- Unrequited Love: This is actually enforced, as it is totally impossible to pair her up with her crush, Chrom.
- "Yeah! Don't even think of messing with Nowi!"
Voiced by: Kumi Tanaka (Japanese), Hunter Mackenzie Austin (English)
- Badass Adorable: She can turn into a dragon and lay waste to the enemy. Not only that, but when she joins your party, she comes equipped with a dragonstone, meaning it's the first attack you see her execute. One hell of an introduction.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit doesn't cover much.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any first generation character, except Chrom and Basilio as well as the male SpotPass characters. Her fastest support is with Gregor, as he saved her from brigands and they joined the Shepherds at the same time.
- Bullying a Dragon: A literal dragon, in Nowi's case. The slavers that captured her prior to her meeting the party know of her transformation abilities, yet still somehow thought it was a good idea to attack her.
- Chainmail Bikini: Seems to be composed of scales, and likely her own.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Has more than a few elements of this, to the point where Nah wonders what her dad saw in her.
- Cute Witch: Her costume in Heroes' Halloween banner. She also has Mage as one of her reclass sets, allowing her to look the part to a lesser degree in Awakening.
- Depending on the Writer: Supports say Nowi breathes fire, but her animations depict her with misty breath similar to Tiki, and the special Awakening comic says Nowi's breath is slushy rather then firey.
- Fanservice: Her outfit is very revealing and therefore causes this.
- Fragile Flower: She's a Genki Girl a lot of the time, but she's also prone to crying with little provocation, especially if she thinks someone is mad at her or if she's reminded that she will outlive all her new friends.
- Idiot Hair: Nowi always has one bang standing up, hinting at her absentminded innocence.Nah: What do you like about her, anyway? You're so serious and responsible, and she runs around like a headless chicken!
- Genki Girl: A deconstruction of being Really 700 Years Old. What happens when you have near eternal life? Nowi chooses to spend her days happy rather than depressed by the fact that she will outlive all of her friends. She doesn't qualify as a Stepford Smiler since, despite how she hurts over the eternal life deal, she never really hides her pain.
- Giant Waist Ribbon: One on both sides.
- Hates Being Alone: She's so outgoing because her greatest fear is being all alone.
- Hidden Depths: When she bothers to show her mature side, Nowi is actually a lot more savvy than she lets on.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Nowi/Gregor pair would be the smallest female with one of the burliest guys in the game. It can also happen with guys like Lon'qu, Stahl, Vaike, Gaius, or a Build 3 ("older man") Avatar.
- Immortal Immaturity: Subverted. She acts like a happy child to help her cope with her very long lifespan.
- Interspecies Romance: All her pairings are this by default due to the rarity of manaketes.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: With the aid of a Dragonstone, she can take on her Dragon form, allowing her to beat the crap out of most enemies with ease.
- Junior Counterpart: Of Tiki. She has the exact same childish appearance and mannerisms that the latter showed in the original series.
- Last of Her Kind: While there are other manaketes in the world, they're very rare, and lacking the companionship of her own kind has definitely affected Nowi. She's much less xenophobic towards humans than Panne, however.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: She deliberately chooses to be happy and energetic because the alternative is to be depressed by her long life span.
- Love Confession:Oh I'm so happy! I've always wanted a husband! Think of all the wonderful centuriesuh, years we'll have!
- Made a Slave: Prior to being recruited, Nowi was sold into slavery, where she was forced to transform and do other "tricks".
- Magic Pants: Naturally, her clothes are perfectly fine when she reverts.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: In her supports with Libra.
- May–December Romance: No matter who she marries, this is inevitable. For example, Ricken looks about the same age as her when they marry, but the epilogue tells of a future where he inevitably ages much faster and people talk about this behind his back.
- Mayfly–December Romance: Also inevitable, thanks to the lengthy lifespans of Manaketes. Referenced in several of the S-rank supports, specially the ones with Ricken where she straight-up asks him if he's up to the task of being with a girl who will not age as he does...
- Moveset Clone: Has the same skillset of Tiki including effectiveness against dragons, and use of what resemble Divine Stones. Whether this is because Nowi is somehow another surviving Divine Dragon or gameplay is unclear.
- Mundane Utility: In Nowi's A support with the Avatar, Nowi uses her Dragonstone to attack a snake. By throwing it at the snake. She didn't know it was her Dragonstone until she'd already thrown it, but still. Needless to say, the Avatar and her then have to find it.
- Never Grew Up: Physically and a little mentally too.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She looks and acts like a little girl pretty much all the time, but more than a few of her supports (particularly with Nah) will remind the player that she really is over a thousand years old.
- Odd Friendship: She has a platonic support with Tharja, and they get along pretty well, at least by Tharja's standards.
- Older Than She Looks: Is actually a thousand-something years old, yet has the appearance of a little girl.
- One of the Kids: She's at least a thousand years old and she likes to play with kids a lot, and she's very child-like in behavior. If she romances Henry, he says he's giving her kids to give her Manakete playmates.
- This is implied to be the reason that Lon'qu isn't afraid of her, since despite being old enough to be considered a woman, she certainly doesn't come across as one.
- Pointy Ears: One of the clear indicators that she is not your typical little girl.
- Plucky Girl: A thousand years would be a real drag for anyone who isn't plucky.
- Power Echoes: Like Panne, Nowi's voice echoes when she's transformed.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Errrr...rage!"
"You stupid bully!"
"I'm gonna crush you!"
"Who do you think I am?"
- Punny Name: Nowi sounds like "no way".
- Really 700 Years Old: More like over a thousand, she is a dragon after all. Still looks like a child though.
- Rescue Romance: If paired with Gregor.
- Stripperiffic: Inexplicably, she has the most revealing outfit in the game. It would be an Age-Inappropriate Dress if it weren't for her being about a thousand years old.
- Sand In My Eyes: When Tharja tells Nowi that she cannot sense her parents among the living (implying that both are dead), Nowi seems as upbeat and cheerful as ever and insists the two must just be somewhere far away. Later, Tharja catches her crying to herself, indicating she knows the truth. When Tharja confronts her about her crying, Nowi steadfastly denies doing any such thing.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Energetic Girl to Lon'qu, Gaius and Gregor's Savvy Guy.
- Stepford Smiler: Generally subverted. Nowi chooses to spend her days happy rather than depressed by the fact that she will outlive all of her friends, but despite how she hurts over the eternal life deal, she never really hides her pain. However, one of the times she plays this trope straight is when Tharja tries to tell her that her parents are dead. Nowi pretends she misunderstood and insists that her parents are just somewhere far away. Tharja later catches her crying to herself, indicating she knows the truth.
- Super Drowning Skills: According to the Summer Scramble DLC she can't swim, much to her own embarrassment. Seems to run in the family, as Nah has a similar problem.
- Third-Person Person: In the Japanese version. Significantly toned down in the English dub.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: The hair of her ponytail actually flairs in random directions, giving it a majestic appearance, similar to the wings of her dragon form.
- Too Awesome to Use: Finally averted, since Dragonstones in Awakening can be reliably purchased from Port Ferox past a certain point. They cost 2300 gold each, though, which means that the average player can't stock up on them immediately.
- Trickster Mentor: From taking away Nah's dragonstone to demanding she play with her rather than allowing her to study, it seems at first that Nowi's just being her usual childish self. In actuality, she eventually points out that Nah was overusing her dragonstone and was risking wearing herself out due to her (for a Manakete) young age, and that doing nothing but studying had given her poor stamina.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: As a Manakete, Nowi can transform into a dragon form.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: The Wacky Parent to Nah's Serious Child. Subverted because Nowi is more attentive than her childish behavior implies.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Discussed. Nowi occasionally shows resentment toward her long life span, since virtually everyone she befriends will end up dying long before her.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: A pink, little pair for the little lady.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A bright green, quite similar to her dragon scales.
- "I can feel the darkness growing ever stronger..."
Class: Dark Mage
- Abusive Parent: After being widowed in the Bad Future, Future Tharja snapped and had a habit of practicing her curses on Noire (though not on Morgan), and even Present Tharja does it. Noire's father eventually resorts to taking away her cursing instruments to try to stop her, and in the end she does, alongside actually discussing Future Tharja's "motives" before doing so.
- Adorkable: Believe it or not, Tharja has her moments. Her S support with Libra is a good example, when he manages to completely catch her off guard with his "confession".
- After Action Patch Up: She does this for Frederick and Virion.
- Ambiguously Bi: While she only S Supports with dudes, she's nearly as obsessed with Female Robin as she is with Male Robin (though it could be a case of If It's You, It's Okay). Not as ambiguous if you believe that Rhajat from Fire Emblem Fates is one of her incarnations.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: She'll give one to the Avatar if they're married and you let Chrom deal the final blow to Grima instead of the Avatar sacrificing himself.
- Badass Boast: To Vaike: "I don't make threats. I make promises."
- Bad Powers, Good People: Tharja is no angel, but she's not heartless and knows how dangerous Dark Magic can be. In her support with Donnel, she criticizes him for naively assuming not all Dark Mages are bad. In the following support, however, it turns out the entire group became incredibly ill and she was the one to cure them, by aiming a curse at the illness. She orders him to never let anyone know it was her.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any first generation character, except Chrom and Basilio as well as the male SpotPass characters. Like the rest, she has a partner with whom she supports the fastest with, which is Gaius - probably because both lean towards anti heroism in their own ways, and both are also recruitable enemies. Funnily enough, Fates implies that Tharja and Gaius are either the reincarnations or the past selves of Rhajat and Asugi respectively, making it a subtle Reincarnation Romance.
- Birds of a Feather: If paired with Henry. She lampshades it.
- Blow You Away: Like any mage, she can use wind tomes.
- Born Unlucky: Has the lowest Luck of the first-generation women, both modifier-wise and growth-wise.
- Breakout Character: For getting very little screentime in the main game, she's become one of the most often recurring and advertised characters in sequels in spinoffs with a fair amount of merchandise as well.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Her 0-1 stat-up quote when leveling up is "You'd better not hold this against me...", which appears to be addressed at the player themself. Doubles as The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You given her nature.
- Casting a Shadow: Since Dark Mages have access to Dark Magic.
- Brutal Honesty: She seems to have next to no brain-to-mouth filter.
- Cleavage Window: Her Dark Mage, Sorcerer, and Archer outfits. As if she didn't tick enough fetish appeal boxes already...
- Creepy Good: Joins Chrom's party for a somewhat egotistical reason, openly stalks the Avatar, proficient in curses, possesses extreme jealousy, uses her daughter Noire as a guinea pig for said curses and potentially neglects her youngest daughter Morgan... she is definitely this.
- Crusading Widow: In the Bad Future, probably a deconstruction. After losing her husband, the already unstable Future Tharja completely lost whatever was left of her mind and began a Roaring Rampage of Revenge (also paired with abusing Noire and probably neglecting Morgan), up to the moment where she sacrificed herself to ensure her daughter's survival.
- Curse: As her description states, she enjoys practicing these when left to her own devices.
- Cute and Psycho: She gives a sinister giggle when activating a skill or when rolling a critical hit.
- Cycle of Revenge: Her reason for leaving Plegia and joining Ylisse is that she has no interest in being drawn into Plegia's feud with Ylisse. This isn't because she thinks vengeance is wrong, but because she herself has no personal grudge against Ylisse and doesn't like the fact that she's fighting because of other people's need for revenge.
- The Cynic: Seems to believe others are motivated mainly by self-interest. She is confused in her C-support with Donnel about why he does whatever she says without question.
- Dark Action Girl: While she's not one of the villains (and in fact is sincerely offended when people wonder if she's The Mole for Gangrel), she is the darkest of all the first generation female characters.
- Dark Is Evil: Tharja obviously did not become a Dark Mage to be a pacifist. However, Tharja is aware of how dangerous a curse can be, and Present Tharja speculates that her future self didn't teach her daughter any of her curses for this reason.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Subverted in her debut chapter, as an enemy unit. After recruitment it's played straight.
- Deadpan Snarker: Many of her voice clips are said in a very deadpan tone. The way she says "Yay, danger" or "Riveting" come to mind.
- Dude Magnet: She's noted to be incredibly popular among the men in the army and is even the World's Most Beautiful Woman.
- Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: During her A Rank event with the male Avatar, she takes an eerie amount of pleasure in the fact that the Avatar falls unconscious.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Very pale, very pretty... and can be creepy as hell.
- Elemental Powers: Able to wield magic tomes.
- Everyone Has Standards: She is not strictly evil, but is still a very dark anti heroine. And yet she is NOT fond of Gangrel.Tharja (to Stahl): "You thought I might be a Plegian spy? Yes, I figured as much. But you should know I never liked that dastard Gangrel. What kind of king would sacrifice his realm to suit his own twisted goals? It's a travesty he ever took the throne."
- Evil Laugh: Unlike the others, she isn't very loud with it, but the result is even more creepy.
- Expy: Is partially one of Sonia Reed in terms of being an Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette Dark Action Girl, Ms. Fanservice, and an Abusive Parent to her daughter.
- Fanservice: Gets a swimsuit scene in the "Summer Scramble" DLC chapter, including if she's a Sorcerer there.
- Flat Joy: "Riveting."
- Flanderization: Awakening's base game sets Tharja up as a reserved, Creepy Good character with a few but minor questionable quirks. Subsequent DLC and spin-offs proceed to elevate her stalker and yandere tendencies as well as her allure despite her being a Reluctant Fanservice Girl.
- Foil: To Henry. Both are Plegian Dark Mages that border on Token Evil Teammate and have creepy streaks though Tharja is female, dark-haired, and scantily clad (like most Dark Mages in Awakening) while Henry is male, light-haired, and clothed in actual robes (like the Dark Mages from older games). Tharja's misanthropic, cynical, and self-serving, though firmly grounded in reality, while Henry's friendly, seemingly-naive, and much more gleeful about violence and bloodshed.
- Gainaxing: According to Nowi:Nowi: You're the boingiest of them all. ...Trust me.
- Glass Cannon: Tharja gets fantastic Magic in addition to decent Speed and Defense... but her Skill and Luck are very low, which does not compliment the powerful but inaccurate Dark Magic.note As expected of a Dark Mage, her Resistance is also very low.
- Good Is Not Nice: Well, mostly weird, but still not very nice.
- Goth Girls Know Magic: She's a brooding, grim and cold individual who can cast magic as a Dark Mage.
- Hair Color Dissonance: In game, Tharja's looks to be dark brown, while official artwork shows her hair to range between dark brown, black, or very dark blue. Justified due to Truth in Television: black hair changes tone depending on the lighting.
- Hartman Hips: Tharja has wide hips to go with her beautiful legs.
- Heel–Face Turn: Has to be recruited from the Plegian army.
- Hey, You!: How she tends to address people until she gets to know them better.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: She casually tells her own allies that she plans on cursing them and sees nothing wrong with that.
- Hidden Depths: Several of her supports show she does have a... less creepy side. Her supports with Kellam show she cares about her family, for one.
- Hidden Eyes: One of her portraits, generally used to show frustration or distress in supports, but it's also used when she gets (fatally) injured.
- Humble Hero: She has an awkward time accepting gratitude.
- I Am Not Pretty: When Gaius admits he finds her attractive in their S support, Tharja's response is, "Oh. Well, that IS a problem." and promptly leaves out of sheer uncomfortableness.
- If It's You, It's Okay: Her Stalker with a Crush relationship towards the Avatar doesn't change regardless of their gender, and the fact she doesn't show any sort of attraction to any other women suggests she's not bisexual.
- Jerkass: She's quite rude and dismissive towards anyone who isn't the Avatar and the few times she is shown to help others is usually out of self-interest, at least initially. She is also abusive towards her future daughter, Noire, using her as an unwilling guinea pig for her hexes.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A very well-hidden one, mind.
- Lady of Black Magic: A perfect example. Dark, elegant and brooding, similar to the magic she conjures.
- Lies to Children: She tries to lie to Nowi by saying her parents are not dead and are simply in a "far away place". When it doesn't work, she just goes along with Nowi's poor attempt to not cry.
- Life Drain: Through Lifetaker, if she promotes to Dark Knight. She also starts off with a Nosferatu tome.
- Loners Are Freaks: She does not like interacting with other humans, but this is implied to be because she expects them to reject her.
- Love at First Sight: Became infatuated with the Avatar the second she saw them.
- Love Confession:I can't believe you made me love you! ...Of course if you back out, I'll murder you in your sleep.
- Magic Knight: Becomes a mounted version if promoted to Dark Knight, but that means she can no longer use Dark Magic.
- Ms. Fanservice - World's Most Beautiful Woman: Actually acknowledged in the Japanese version, where her unique "trait" was "nicest body in the army". Surprisingly, for someone who dresses and looks the way she does, she's actually a Reluctant Fanservice Girl; in the Summer Scramble DLC stage, she is mortified when Cordelia points out her attractive figure and revealing outfit. Her conversations in the Scramble also imply that, until then, she was sincerely unaware that her looks were so... enticing to others. Subtly, her character portrait also has her covering herself with her tome.
- Morality Chain: Her husband becomes one to her, if somewhat unsuccessfully. He's more successful than the Future version of him: when he died in the Bad Future, the already unstable Tharja totally lost it.
- Murder by Mistake: Like Gaius, you could end up killing her and lose access to her for the rest of the game.
- Nominal Heroine: Tharja is initially quite self-serving, almost sociopathic, and cares little for her allies, let alone her enemies.
- No Pronunciation Guide: Is it pronounce far-ja?, dar-ja?, or dar-ya?, or even far-ya?
- No Social Skills: In her B-Support with the Avatar, she actually tries to be normal. Unfortunately, the display freaks out the Avatar, because he/she had gotten used to Tharja being her old creepy self.
- Odd Friendship: She has a platonic support with Nowi, and the two get along surprisingly well.
- Orgasmic Combat: Her attacking Voice Grunting sounds... suggestive.
- Parental Neglect: How much is uncertain, but Future Tharja is revealed to have had shades of this, having neglected Noire somewhat to study more methods of destroying enemies. Her supports with Morgan, if Tharja is her mother, will show this side of her as well.
- Tharja's supports with her future daughter Noire, however, indicate that Future Tharja, deep down, really did care about her daughter. In fact, it is revealed in Tharja and Noire's Future Past conversation that Future Tharja actually went Mama Bear and performed a Heroic Sacrifice to save Noire; and that she also recognized Noire's massive potential for Dark Magic, but as mentioned above didn't teach her curses because she didn't want her to be consumed by them. Future Tharja's abuse and neglect only began after her husband died, an event which absolutely broke her.
- Perpetual Frowner: With a few exceptions outside of giving a psychotic smirk, she's always frowning.
- Playing with Fire: Like any mage, she can utilize fire tomes.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner
- Punch-Clock Hero: Unusual for recruitable dark magic users in Fire Emblem history. Nevertheless, she is far more interested in pursuing her own interests than fighting for a cause, which is what allows her to be recruited.
- Redemption Equals Death: Future Tharja sacrificed herself to protect Noire, which may have been her way of atoning for the abuse she put her through.
- Red Mage: As a Dark Mage, Tharja has access to the versatile Dark magic art in addition to standard magic.
- Reincarnation Romance: With both the Avatar and Gaius, as Fates implies that she's the reincarnation/past life of Rhajat, who in turn can have a romance with both the Fates avatar and Asugi.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: In her C-Support with Noire, it's revealed that part of the reason Future Tharja was so neglectful to her daughter was because Noire's father was killed first in the apocalyptic future, prompting this sort of behavior until Future Tharja was killed herself.
- Scenery Censor: In the American version of the scene, the changing room curtain blocks her butt as she adjusts her bikini. The censor seems to ramp up the suggestiveness of the shot (and the attractiveness as well), as it almost looks like she's getting ready to go commando.
- Second Love: Even if she falls for someone else, the Avatar will be her first and foremost love, which she will point out more than once. (In example, when Henry asks her out, she asks for a Declaration of Protection for the Avatar in exchange). However she is clearly smitten by some men, in particular Gaius or Donnel, where she hardly ever even mentions Avatar whatsoever in their supports (even S-rank) and she is actually the one who proposes to the latter. This won't prevent her solo event tiles, level-ups, Scramble conversations etc. from having her bring up the Avatar.
- Sensual Spandex: Her Dark Mage and Sorcerer outfits.
- She's Got Legs: Has a pair of long legs, and toned thighs that her sheer Dark Mage unitard clearly displays.
- Shock and Awe: Comes with an Elthunder tome.
- Squishy Wizard: While she's not one during gameplay, per-se, especially if you level her up, but during her C-Support with Frederick, we get this:I'm... A dark mage... *huff* Don't need the *huff* Biceps the size of... beer barrels.
- Stalker with a Crush: Her relationship with the Avatar to begin with, and it doesn't matter whether the Avatar is male or female. Even if the male Avatar marries her, she keeps some elements of this with him. (Hell, even if she marries someone else she keeps those elements! See her straightforward warnings towards Libra and Henry about this whole deal before they decide to get married in their S support.)Tharja (To Libra): And now you'll be the second-most important person in my life. ...After (Avatar).
- Stripperiffic: Her outfit doesn't leave much to the imagination, though her portrait happens to have her tome and arms concealing most of her outfit.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: Olivia spends much of their Summer Scramble conversation gushing about Tharja's...assets.
- Truth Serum: In her B-Support with Henry, she casts a truth-forcing hex on him to interrogate him for his motives for joining the Shepherds. She doesn't dispel it when she's done, but Henry knows that it will fizzle out on its own and goes on his merry way.
- Tsundere: Rarely if ever, but should she marry Libra, she will help him run his Orphanage of Love. There, she will grow fond of the children who have come to love her, though she tries to remain aloof.
- Also seems to be one to her daughter Noire, their support having Tharja assure Noire that even if she doesn't know what her alternate self was thinking that she does indeed love Noire but she's quick to downplay it as she knows it seems a bit out of character.
- Unscrupulous Heroine: Her supports gradually change her into this.
- Warrior Therapist: In her supports, when she's not obsessing over hexes or the Avatar, she's willing to lend an unjudging ear to the problems of others. In some cases, however, her ear-lending is done to advance an experiment, or happens because she's advancing an agenda of her own.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Tharja is uncomfortable with a lot of people around, mentioned in her C-Support with Stahl when he's concerned that he never sees her eating.
- Yandere: For the Avatar. During their S-Support in the English version, she says, "I can’t believe you made me love you! Course, if you back out… I’ll murder you in your sleep."
- Tharja apparently has (heavily implied to be erotic) dreams about Avatar after Tharja falls in love with him/her. Tharja also expects Avatar to live up to the promise that the dream of him/her made.
- Believe or not. Even if with Donnel. See in her Support S.
- Tharja apparently has (heavily implied to be erotic) dreams about Avatar after Tharja falls in love with him/her. Tharja also expects Avatar to live up to the promise that the dream of him/her made.
- "Everyone's staring! How embarassing..."
Voiced by: Rei Matsuzaki (Japanese), Karen Strassman (English)
- After Action Patch Up: Twice, with Henry. She bandages his injuries after he's badly wounded in a battle in their B Support, and he returns the favor in their A Support after she's cursed by an enemy sorcerer.
- Apologetic Attacker: She tends to apologize after killing someone, whether it was a normal attack, a critical hit, or even Lethality. Moreso in the Japanese version where she shouts "I'm sorry!!".
- Apologizes a Lot: To the point that Vaike tells her in their A support to stop apologizing so they can have an actual conversation.
- Badass Adorable: Although she's averse to violence, Olivia is actually a decent fencer, and can become a useful fighter in her own right if enough effort is dedicated towards raising her.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her Dancer attire is reminiscent of a belly dancer.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any first generation character, except Basilio and the male SpotPass characters. Her fastest support is with Henry, likely because they are among the last of the 1st generation to be recruited.
- Bishie Sparkle: It's an actual part of her Dancer class model.
- Birds of a Feather:
- With Lon'qu. She even mentions in their S support that they are perfect for each other because they both have trouble dealing with other people.
- Surprisingly (or maybe not), with Chrom as well. For a similar reason: both of them are good-hearted, but also awkward as Hell.
- With Stahl as well, as they are both adorkable extreme doormats.
- Born Lucky: Her Dancer class comes with the beginning skill of Luck +4.
- Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In her C-Support with Henry.Olivia: I know you! You're that creepy kid who likes blood and magic and... blood magic!
- And in her C support with Chrom, she panics and flips through various things to call him, starting with "Milord", then "Chrom", then "Sir", and finally "Sir Milord".
- The Chick: She tries desperately to be this, trying to find ways to be helpful and supportive towards others so that she has more use besides her dancing.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: If she gets reclassed to Myrmidon then promoted to Swordmaster, she can learn Astra as a skill.
- Failed a Spot Check: In her C support with Kellam, she talks to a tree, whom she thinks is talking to her, but it's actually Kellam who's standing behind her. In their B support, it took her a while to figure out Kellam gave her some honey to make rock candies.
- Fragile Speedster: All of her class options capitalize on high Speed and Skill, but she has poor defenses. Her modifiers similarly have negatives in Defense and Resistance, but positives in Speed and Skill.
- The Gadfly: Her moments when she's one rather than her usual Shrinking Violet demeanor are extremely rare. It's noticeable with Ricken when they're reading horror stories (along with an Evil Laugh to go along with it) since she's used to horror stories with her original caravan, which to her, the ones they were reading pales in comparison to what she's used to hear.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: In her B support with Chrom, she tells him she's not very good at fighting; in other supports, she says all she can do is dance. In gameplay, her Dancer class has low base stats and very weak stat growths (including a 5% Strength growth) and its Dance command is considered its only real asset, while Olivia herself starts out with low stats all around except Skill and Luck, and only has a D rank with swords, pointing to a lack of real combat experience. She can get better through levelling, but her reluctance to accept this ties into her Heroic Self-Deprecation.
- Green-Eyed Monster: A downplayed version in Summer Scramble, she gets jealous at Tharja's apparent ability to have a perfect figure without any effort.
- Happily Adopted: Basilio is pretty much her adoptive father, and he took her in after fighting off a nobleman who wanted to force her to marry him.
- Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: An inversion — Olivia loves her job, but gets embarrassed when people stare at her even though that's the whole point of being a dancer.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Olivia is quick to compliment others, but she rarely has anything nice to say about herself.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: During The Reveal, if she's Chrom's wife, she thinks that Chrom is cheating on her with Lucina. Mostly Played for Laughs, though.Olivia: It's alright. She's beautiful and your happiness should come first... WAAAAAAAHHH!!!
- Irony: She's a Shrinking Violet whose passion is sensual dancing in front of the public.
- Last Girl Wins: Up to Eleven if paired with Chrom. She joins in the very chapter Chrom is forced to marry someone, meaning you have to pretty much keep them glued to each other the entire mission, you can't initiate any romantic support conversation until Chrom's marriage (or make sure all of his other potential love interests are already paired up with other men), in order to pair them.
- Love at First Sight: A popular interpretation of her and Chrom's marriage, and one that makes sense considering the circumstances above. Her Love Confession with a Male Avatar implies this as well.
- Love Confession:I've been in love with you forever. I only wish I had the courage to tell you sooner.
- Luminescent Blush: Due to being so shy, she's blushing constantly. Hell, she blushes even in her Super Move Portrait Attack. Her blushing as often as she does is why her title in Fire Emblem Heroes for her standard form is Blushing Beauty.
- Magic Dance: As a Dancer, her moves are graceful enough to give a soldier the will to kick twice as much ass. She also gains a skill actually called "Special Dance."
- Magikarp Power: Her stat growths as a Swordmaster point to this. She'll end up maxing (or nearly maxing) Skill and Speed and will get surprisingly high Strength (for someone who starts as a Dancer).
- Male Gaze: Most characters' official artwork has them viewed from the front. Olivia's picture up there... isn't.
- Morality Pet: Panne is somewhat nicer to her than she is everyone else in their supports.
- Ms. Fanservice: To her dismay, she is frequently gawked at by men. It's a bizarre case because she loves her profession, but is embarrassed by her "uniform."
- No Social Skills: Aside of being awkward and shy, Olivia sometimes can be slightly judgemental and pushy when she tries to help others. See her supports with Henry.
- Odd Friendship: One of her platonic supports is with Maribelle, who makes some...misguided attempts at making her more confident.
- One-Hit Kill: Her reclass options allow her to become a Myrmidon, whose promotion allows her to become a Swordmaster or an Assassin. Choosing the latter allows her to learn Lethality.
- Performance Anxiety: Even though she's fine using her dance to give her allies an extra turn, she's extremely shy about putting on actual performances in front of others.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"I can fight too!"
"Oh, let this be over!"
"I didn't want to do this!"
"I'm sorry!!" (Japanese version)
"Please get out of my way!!" (Japanese version)
"P-please don't look at me!" (Japanese version)
- Rapunzel Hair: In a ponytail with two braids as sidetails.
- Reluctant Fanservice Girl: She wears her stripperiffic costume because it's a part of her work as a dancer, but in Summer Scramble she refuses to put on a swimsuit.
- Reluctant Warrior: As made clear by her pre-mortem one-liners, Olivia is a dancer first and foremost, and really wants nothing to do with all the violence around her.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Usually too shy, but she is capable of playing this straight. Most prominent when she manages to dance at her best.
- Shrinking Violet: Not excessively so, but Olivia is quite shy. Lampshaded with her title in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue during the ending credits: Shrinking Violet.
- Stalker Without A Crush: Tries to stalk her son Inigo in order to see him dance.
- Status Buff: Her dances, and her main role. Made even better through a skill of hers.
- Strangled by the Red String: In-Universe, her romance with Chrom happens on a real time-crunch due to her only becoming playable in the chapter directly before his coronation and the 2-year Time Skip. To compensate for its poor sense of timing, the game lampshades the hell out of this for comedy, with Lissa making fun of her brother for his "whirlwind romance" and their S Support featuring Chrom admitting his feelings for her are coming on pretty fast. Nevertheless, they have a full set of supports that can be viewed after the fact.
- Stripperiffic: She seems to be wearing scarves.
- Super Reflexes: Thanks to her high speed and luck (both caps and growths), she'll dodge a lot of attacks thrown her way.
- Taking You with Me: Referenced by her quote in the Roster Rescue DLC.
- Technical Pacifist: She does not like fighting, but she is more than capable of defending herself if she must.
- Through Her Stomach: In her supports with Gaius.
- Uptown Girl: If paired with Donnel.
- Vocal Dissonance: Rei Matsuzaki gives her a very high and childish-sounding voice, possibly to evoke a sense of innocence within her. Averted in the case of Karen Strassman, who gives her a more mature-sounding (yet still soft and shy) voice.
- Vocal Evolution: Karen Strassman's voice for her sounds somewhat deeper in Awakening. Heroes gives Olivia a childish-sounding but still subdued voice in a similar vein to Mozu (who is also voiced by her).
- Wrong Genre Savvy:
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: If she's Lucina's mother, her daughter says this to her after The Reveal:Olivia: You're really... my daughter?
Lucina: Yes. I swear it.
Olivia: But you're so strong and beautiful... Nothing like me!
Lucina: Everything like you... milady.
Cherche (Serge / Zelcher)
- "All in a day's work."
Class: Wyvern Rider
- An Axe to Grind: And in her official art, she notably wields the Helswath, one of Jugdral's twelve holy weapons!
- Can gain Lances if promoted to Wyvern Lord.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any first generation character, except Chrom and Basilio as well as the male SpotPass characters. She supports the fastest with Virion, the ruler of the house that she serves.
- Beware the Nice Ones: As her profile says, she's the scariest to anger of all people in the army. Considering said army includes a yandere and a thousand-year old dragon who almost ate someone who got on her bad side, that's really saying something.
- Birds of a Feather: With Frederick. They're both completely loyal to their lords, workaholics that do all the menial chores said lords can't be bothered with without a single complaint, they're both quite well-spoken and abide by strict knightly virtues. If they get married, their ending states that they both keep soldiers in line with their "famously disarming smiles".
- Bodyguard Crush: If paired with Virion, though Cherche will adamantly insist she would only marry him out of pity. There's a slight subversion in that she no longer serves him by that point.
- Christmas Cake: She believed she'd become this due to Minerva scaring off suitors.
- The Confidant: For Virion. Being the only person who understands his plight, Cherche is the only person Virion can allow himself to show weakness to.
- Curtains Match the Window: Cherche has pink hair and pink eyes.
- Custom Uniform: It's not noticeable at first, but her Wyvern Rider outfit (seen above) is unique, as it is backless, has a microskirt and tights (albeit still cut around the inner thigh), and is dark blue.
- Deadpan Snarker: Despite being sweet and ladylike, she's got a wicked sense of humor. Virion himself notes that her "derisive snicker" is devastating to his ego.
- The Dividual: Cherche and Minerva can be seen this way. While Cherche is certainly the focus, most of her Supports involve a character interacting with both her and Minerva, rarely just Cherche by herself.
- Dragon Rider: With her precious wyvern mount, Minerva.
- Dub Name Change: From the masculine Serge to the more refined and feminine Cherche. She's called "Zelcher" in the Non-English European versions.
- Fiery Redhead: Subverted, as she's usually very calm and tranquil unless you get on her bad side.
- Fluffy Tamer: In her eyes, Minerva is the cutest thing in the world.
- Friend to Bugs: She is very fascinated with bugs, and goes around collecting cicada husks to Olivia's horror.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Even if Cherche is promoted to a Griffon Rider, her conversations will still reference Minerva as her primary mount. Awkward Zombie makes mention of the absurdity.
- A Girl And Her X: Her backstory details a young cleric girl whose friendship with a juvenile wyvern matures her into the soldier she is today. Sure enough, her reclass options are Cleric and Troubadour.
- Girly Bruiser: In battle, she's one of the toughest females in the game, and her Strength modifier is +3, the same as The Vaike. Her hobbies, however, consists of classic housewife tasks like sewing and cooking, and she has a very caring personality. It makes sense when you consider that she originally trained to be a Cleric but became a Wyvern Rider instead due to her relationship with Minerva and general unkillability.
- Glass Cannon: Cherche is like a giant flying tank against physical attackers. She has a great Strength modifier, a good Defense modifier, and gets an HP boost at every level up. The downsides are that her Skill and Speed are low, and her Resistance is poor, which, when combined with the Wyvern Rider class, means that she'd better get the first hit when facing a mage, especially if the mage happens to be packing a Wind tome.
- Hair Color Dissonance: It's a little hard to tell whether her hair is supposed to be a light red or a dark pink. Her official art leans more towards pink, while her in-game sprites lean more towards red.
- Hair Decorations: A hairband with dragon/wyvern wings on it.
- Lady of War: A classy lady who can tear enemies apart with an axe and look dignified doing it.
- Last Girl Wins: For pretty much all her pairings, except Avatar (and Virion, since they already had a connection).
- Love Confession:Hm, it's funny, being close like this just feels...right. It's as if it always was meant to be.
- Licked by the Dog: A major plot point in several of Cherche's Supports is Minerva, who is usually intimidating and vicious, gradually warming up to others. Cherche will mention that she would only marry someone who Minerva also accepts.
- Little Miss Badass: She gained her vicious mount wyvern Minerva by defeating her and surviving her fire breath. She only got a burn scar on her shoulder (a bald spot in the Japanese version) from the encounter. While nine years old.
- Made of Iron: She once bested a wyvern at the age of nine, and she plays with Nowi in their supports, knowing full well Nowi can transform into a dragon.
- Meido: She was a servant to House Virion. She doesn't wear the usual outfit, but her hairband does resemble a maid's headdress.
- Nice Girl: Kind, compassionate and generally very pleasant.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She generally dotes on her wyvern like she's a puppy dog and often reacts in surprise when Minerva tries to attack people. Her standard reaction to anything abnormal is a soft, dreamy "Cute...".
- In the EXPonential Growth DLC map, she'll even call the Entombed cute.
- Ninja Maid: Cherche was originally just a soldier for House Virion, but at some point her duty as a retainer mixed with domestic tasks, causing her to be handy with both an axe and a tea pot.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Rest in pieces!"
"If you don't mind..."
"I bid you farewell."
"It has been a pleasure!"
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: True to her pink hair, Cherche is kind, compassionate and generally very pleasant.
- Servile Snarker: To Virion.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: A unique style that separates her from other Wyvern Riders. The refined connotations apply.
- Silk Hiding Steel: The disposition of a refined servant with the skills of a deadly warrior.
- Tomboyish Name: Her Japanese name, Serge, was actually more of a man's name, contrasting with her very feminine look and disposition. Her localized name, Cherche, only fixes this a little.
- Tranquil Fury: She does not raise her voice, but it's always eerily clear when she's losing her patience.
- Undying Loyalty: To House Virion. Even though Virion was disgraced by running away, she decided to stay with him despite being given the choice of leaving.
- What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: Cherche has a different taste in cute things than everyone else in the army. This ranges from bugs to her wyvern.
- "Every sword must be tempered in its time."
Voiced by: Seiko Yoshida (Japanese), Minae Noji (credited as Stacy Okada) (English)
- Antiquated Linguistics: She has a very formal and old-fashioned manner of speech that makes her sound almost like a character from Shakespeare at times, possibly as a result of Accent Adaptation during the game's dubbing process.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Before integrating herself with Chrom's army, Say'ri was the very fight-capable leader of the Chon'sin resistance.
- Badass in Distress: When you first encounter her, the unarmed Say'ri must be rescued after being cornered by the enemy. She has the dodging skills to keep herself alive for quite a while, but not forever.
- Battle Couple: Possibly with Male Avatar if S Support is achieved.
- Big Brother Worship: She looked up to Yen'fay, making it even harder for her when she learned of his allegiance with Walhart.
- Chickification: Subverted and inverted. Excellus thinks that revealing why her brother sacrificed himself will completely break her. While she does enter into a Heroic B.S.O.D. for a little bit, she ultimately, gets angered enough to come after him and, if you let her, chop his filthy head off. It doesn't count as Xenafication as she's a badass to begin with.
- Death By A Thousand Cuts: Can learn Astra.
- Declaration of Protection: Towards Tiki. Their supports have them gradually evolve into Heterosexual Life-Partners.
- Demoted to Extra: After the Valm arc.
- Deuteragonist: Plays a side role to Chrom, Robin, and Lucina with a dash more significance than Basilio and Flavia for the whole of the Valm arc, then promptly disappears afterwards so Robin can take all the Character Focus.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Due to the game's reusing of character models, the armor made of hardened lacquer she wears that is allegedly unique to Chon'sin culture (as revealed by her C Support with a male Avatar) is worn by any other unit who promoted/reclassed to Swordmaster (presumably the same can be said of Myrmidons), with only two other playable characters (Lon'qu and Yen'fay) actually hailing from Chon'sin. Additionally, only the Killing Edge (seen in Say'ri's official art above) resembles the curved, single-edged blades she mentions the people of Chon'sin favoring in battle, although the sword is found at armories exclusively on the continent of Valm.
- For that matter, despite being from the same nation, she never talks to Lon'qu or can support with him.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: As befitting a Lady of War, Say'ri dons plum-colored robes as battle attire.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: She had one before the game began, watching Chon'sin burn before Walhart's forces. She has another one after Yen'fay's death, and it takes Chrom and The Avatar's words to snap her out of it.
- Killed Off for Real: In an alternate universe, which is why the Yen'fay from that dimension traveled through the Outrealms to the main one.
- Lady of War: A prerequisite for a Swordmaster. Her combat style is both elegant and fierce.
- Love Confession:To think my greatest joy would be found within this chaos... Your heart and mine shall be bound forever.
- Martial Arts Headband: Dons a white sweatband.
- Master Swordsman: Her initial class is a Swordmaster.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Her reaction upon learning the truth about why Yen'fay decided to turn his back on Chon'sin.
- One Woman Army: Since we never see anyone else from Chon'sin rebelling against Walhart, the implication is that she is it. In-gameplay, she doesn't start as one but can be developed into one.
- Palette Swap: Her Swordmaster outfit is dark pink, as shown above.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"SUBMIT!"
- Pretty in Mink: Her armor features fur ruffles for a collar. All Swordmaster units share this look, barring Yen'fay, who lacks the fur.
- Rebel Leader: Say'ri resists Conqueror Walhart, who leads an army that numbers in the millions.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She vanguards a resistance that was realistically fighting a hopeless war before Chrom's arrival.
- Sand In My Eyes: Her Hot-Spring Scramble battle quote. She begins to tear up because the hot springs remind her of her homeland, but insists that the steam has simply gotten into her eyes.
- Token Minority: The only first generation female that is distinctly East Asian.
- Tragic Keepsake: Yen'fay's sword, Amatsu, if you let her wield it.
- Warrior Princess: Yes, she is the princess of Chon'sin, and she just happens to be a certified badass in a fight.
- Wutai: Her supports with the Avatar seem to indicate that Chon'sin is one. Specifically, she mentions the cherry blossoms in her hometown, and that their traditional diet consists mostly of fish and rice. Her C support with a female Avatar reveals that she wears sarashi, and her official art depicts her wielding a Killing Edge.
- "Who wants to get destroyed first?"
- An Axe to Grind: She can also wield axes as a Hero.
- Barbarian Hero: Though Flavia is locked out of the Barbarian class line due to her sex, the Feroxi are stated several times to be more of a barbarous nation than Ylisse. Their treatment as Noble Savages is contrasted against their neighboring Plegia, which is treated more as a Barbarian Tribe.
- Battle Couple: Possibly with Male Avatar if S Support is achieved.
- Boisterous Bruiser: She loves to be loud and she loves to kick ass.
- Cool Big Sis: Has the vibes. In Female Avatar's support with her, she says she wants to adopt the Avatar because she looks so lonely even in the midst of the army. But the proposal ends up sounding a lot like a love confession; hilarity ensues.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Similar to Vaike.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: She joins near the final stages of the game.
- Friendly Rival: To Basilio.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: From what was likely several hundred yards away, Flavia somehow sniped Emmeryn's executioner with a throwing axe.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: A somewhat physical one thanks to her modifiers. Also starts in the Hero class, which tends towards this.
- The Lad-ette: Flavia loves to fight, boast, and drinks like a fish.
- Late Character Syndrome: Suffers this on the first two difficulties. Subverted on the latter two, since the bonuses given in those modes mostly make up for it.
- Life Drain: Sol.
- Love Confession:In the name of Regna Ferox, I'll tear the whole world down if you but ask it of me. That's a Khan's promise.
- Meaningful Name: Flavia being the feminine form of Flavius, which in turn likely comes from the Latin word "Flavus". Flavus means yellow, which is fitting given her blonde hair and her Khan Lioness title. And like Basilio's name, it also brings to mind royalty, specifically the Flavian Dynasty of Ancient Rome, who were accomplished military leaders in their own right.
- Mistaken for Gay: She expresses interest in taking in a female Avatar to be her adopted sister and serve as Regna Ferox's tactician, but the Avatar believes she's asking for a marriage proposal. Considering Flavia's word choice, it's hard to blame the Avatar:Flavia: Well? Have you thought more about my proposal?
Avatar: Oh, er, right. You mean the one about me going to Regna Ferox?
Flavia: And joining my family. Don't forget that bit.
Avatar: Yes, about that. You see, I'm not entirely sure what it means. Because we're both women, and... I mean, not that there's anything wrong with that, but...
Flavia: Yes? And...? We're both women. That's no impediment as far as I'm concerned!
- Modest Royalty: Tells the Shepherds to damn formality several times.
- Older Than They Look: Basilio claims in their B Rank conversation that she's old enough to be Chrom's mother, though he might be exaggerating since he's trying to get her riled up at the time. On the other hand, Chrom is still a teenager at the start of the game so given the medieval setting, she could be in her late thirties and this would technically be true.
- Palette Swap: Her Mercenary line outfits (including the Hero outfit shown above) have red lining like generic enemies do, but it's inverted (her arm guard is all red with white lining, as opposed to the usual opposite).
- Platonic Life-Partners: She and Basilio are unique in the sense that they are the only two characters of opposite sex who aren't related and yet they cannot marry each other. Hence, they can only get up to an A rank support.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Bye now."
"I could crush you!"
"Let's make a scene!"
- Proud Warrior Race Girl: True to her Feroxi roots, Flavia lives for the glory of battle and is always eager for a fight.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Flavia easily agrees to an alliance between Regna Ferox and Ylisse, understanding the threat Plegia is to both.
- Say My Name: When she thinks Basilio has died at the hands of Walhart, she screams his name."BASILIO!!!!"
- Shipper on Deck: For Chrom and Sumia, after seeing her punch him.
- Token Minority: Along with Say'ri, One of the few characters to not be white.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Basilio.
- Downloadable Content: The two Secret Characters are of the free kind, through SpotPass. You have to enter their Paralogues and fullfill their requirements to actually get them, though.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: The two Secret Characters, as Anna's Paralogue is available relatively early, and Tiki's comes around the middle. The SpotPass Paralogues don't open up until you're almost done with the game.
- Irrelevant Sidequest: You recruit them through these.
- Late Character Syndrome: The last SpotPass characters subvert this. They start off with ridiculously high bases, growths, modifiers, and a unique combination of skills. They'll catch up with the rest of your units in no time.
- Optional Party Member: The various Paralogue Chapters are all independent missions and not required to complete the main quest.
- Secret Character: The latter two, as they're SpotPass Paralogue characters.
- Walking Spoiler: The latter two's recruitments are rather shocking.
- "Another happy customer."
Voiced by: Saori Seto (Japanese), Karen Strassman (English)
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Subject to one in her supports with Tiki.
- Battle Couple: Possibly with Male Avatar if S Support is achieved.
- Born Lucky: Her main statistical asset is a truly incredible Luck growth.
- Crutch Character: Zig-Zagged, along with Frederick, she plays this role. Early game she can dodge almost anything that comes her way. However, mid-game, unless you get a few lucky finds and get a bunch of Levin Swords (or buy them from SpotPass characters), she tapers off a little bit. Late game, she plays as more of a support character, being able to unlock doors and chests, and can heal and rescue units with a staff. (Given she has a high Magic base, she'll always heal a decent amount, and possess decent range for Rescue.)
- The Cynic: Downplayed. Her love of money stems from her philosophy that money in this world is ultimate and can buy anything.
- Derailing Love Interests: Averted. She's a romance option for the Avatar, which led to doubts about her relationship with Jake. As it turns out, however, this is a different Anna entirely, so it's all cool.
- Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Attempted in her support conversation with Tiki. She tries to exploit the Valmese people's worship of the "Voice of the Divine Dragon" and said dragon's innocent nature to get rich quick... and almost gets eaten once Tiki figures it out.
- Double Entendre"Thanks, baby. I love you too. Want to go in the back room and...count gold?"
- Eaten Alive: Almost falls victim to this after using Tiki's star power to make tons of money charging admission and selling merchandise. Anna only manages to placate the angry manakete by promising to give it all to widows, orphans, and animal charities.
- Famous Last Words:“It's true...what they say... In the end, material possessions mean nothing...”
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She has a miniature teddy bear attached to the hilt of her sword.
- Greed: For Anna, everything begins and ends with money.
- Hartman Hips: Very noticeable in her battle animation.
- Hurricane of Puns: In a similar manner to Gaius and his sweets, the majority of her battle quotes are related to her profession.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Her supports in general.
- Love Confession:Keep this up, and someday I may love you more than money! ...No, seriously.
- Lucky Seven: Can learn this naturally through her starting class. It grants +20 to Hit and Avoid for 7 turns at the start, but she has to rely on her own skill afterwards.
- Magic Knight: As a Trickster, she can utilize swords and healing staves.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Combines with Uncanny Family Resemblance, Inexplicably Identical Individuals, and Name's the Same, akin to Nurse Joy. When confronted by the fact that there are those Annas running through the Outrealm Gate to the other Fire Emblem time periods, she says that they are her sisters.
- Memetic Hand Gesture: Resting her index finger on her face, like her sisters.
- Money Fetish: She loves money above all else. Although during her confession, she says that if the Avatar keeps it up that she'll love him more than money. One of her event tile conversations with the Avatar as her husband does indeed have her tell him that she loves him more than money.
- Only in It for the Money: Made clear in her solo ending where she leaves the army as soon as she sees no further business benefit from being with them.
- Palette Swap: A red trickster outfit.
- Plucky Girl: Even when her greed comes back to bite her, Anna never changes who she is or lets it keep her down.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Sold!"
"Ready to get gouged?"
"I make deep cuts!"
- Reverse Grip: Anna holds her swords in this fashion in her Thief-based classes.
- The Trickster: Anna's starting class, which lets her attack with swords and heal with staves. In-story, she actually tries to exploit and con Tiki, the daughter of their universe's Physical God.
- We Sell Everything: From swords, to elixirs, to facial cleansing cream.
A divine dragon from the era of legends. She is revered as the Voice of the Divine Dragon in Valm. Although usually calm, her "little girl" side slips out on rare occasions. Infamous for being a terrible riser.
For Tiki's tropes, see her section here.
For Tiki's tropes, see her section here.
Spot Pass Characters