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Characters: Fire Emblem Awakening Second Generation
This page details the second generation characters of Fire Emblem Awakening
. If you were looking for the mothers, click here
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- Action Girl: All the female characters. Even Noire, in her own weird way.
- Alternate Self: The children all have non-playable alternate versions in the Outrealm of "The Future Past" Xenologues, who face a Bad Future that is similar, yet even worse than the one the playable children came from.
- Never the Selves Shall Meet: The playable children make comments on the Future Past children, but they never speak directly out of fear the playable children will alarm their alternate selves, though it's implied that some of them saw them anyway.
- They also frequently acknowledge that they are alternate selves to their present timeline versions. Lucina is the most obvious example since she's the only one whose present self has already been born.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Inigo, Brady, Kjelle, Cynthia, or Male Morgan, can potentially be this to Lucina.
- Female Morgan could be such for any of the other second-generation characters except Lucina.
- Badass: Each one has the potential to inherit both of their parents' strengths, skills and classes, making them that much more costomizable compared to first generation characters, especially if one marries classes that cover each others' weaknesses (i.e. A General with a Falcon Knight to cover the former's subpar Speed and Resistance).
- Badass Family: All of them are the offspring of a Battle Couple and they can go on to make their own families if they marry the Avatar or another second generation character.
- Battle Couple: In almost any combination regardless of blood.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Many of the children grew up together and their S supports will often reveal that they had a crush on each other for a long time. The most explicit cases are Cynthia with either Inigo (whom she has crushed on for a while already) or Owain (who says he's always liked her).
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Almost all of them to varying degrees, stemming from the fact that they (except maybe Morgan) are all from the Bad Future where everything went to hell, so they don't really know any better.
- Dark and Troubled Past: All of the children grew up during the apocalypse, so they have this in spades. Starting with losing their parents, some even had to watch them die before their own eyes. Not to mention having to deal with the inevitable psychological fallout all alone, and yet that pales in comparison to their Future Past selves which is even worse.
- Deconstruction: Many of the children are deconstructions of their archetype.
- Disk One Nuke / Eleventh Hour Superpower: Can easily become both. If their parents stats are reasonably high by the time they're recruited, the children can end up with absurdly high starting stats for their level. Secondly, due to their higher stat caps, they'll generally become the best characters in the game by the time everyone is maxed out.
- Dysfunction Junction: Dealing with an omnicidal dragon and his army of cultists and zombies, plus the loss of their parents has not done wonders for their stability.
- Even the Guys Want Him: It is theoretically possible for Male Morgan, Owain, Brady, Laurent, and Gerome to inherit the Demoiselle skill from their respective mothers. Oddly enough, the most likely guy to get that skill is Brady, since his mother starts as a troubadour.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners / Platonic Life Partners: All of them when they reach an A rank support. However, as explained above, most of them grew up together, so they already had a close friendship even before they start supporting each other.
- Kid from the Future: Obviously, with all of them coming to the past to Set Right What Once Went Wrong
- Kissing Cousins: Due to the way the Support system is coded, the only S-level relationships that are off-limits are same-sex couples, parent/child, and brother/sister. This means that there is nothing stopping an S-level pairing of first cousins, aunt/nephew, or uncle/niece. The localization tried to correct this oddity by making first cousins only be "life companions" of each other instead of "marriage partners."
- Lightning Bruiser: All have the potential to be one in various shapes and forms due to getting good modifiers no matter what you do, but depending on the father (or mother in the case of Lucina or Female Morgan), and their class, they may possibly fall into other gameplay roles instead. (though they will typically always be better at them than their mothers and/or fathers or most first gen characters in general).
- Mundane Utility: Lucina's sibling tries to use the Falchion as an apple carver.
- Optional Party Member: Not just the fact you have to play their levels in order to recruit them but the fact you unlock those levels by getting their mothers (or in Morgan's case, the Avatar) married. The only child character you are required to recruit is Lucina.note
- Parental Abandonment: All of their parents died in the Bad Future. In some cases, they never even knew their parents before they died.
- Promotion to Parent: The older sibling of a female Morgan became this to her after losing their parents. Lucina shows shades of having become this to any of her potential younger siblings as well.
- Pet the Dog: Even characters like Severa or Gerome will care very much about their younger sister.
- There Is Another: If Lucina and her sibling achieve an A support, Chrom reveals to the audience that they too can wield the Falchion but due to a series of coincidences, the sibling remains unaware and as such cannot equip it in-game.
- An alternate implication of the scene is that Lucina's sibling does know, given that they were using Falchion to chop apples earlier, and would have known the weapon's sharpness in their hands, and continue to feign ignorance either because they want the sword to continue to protect Lucina, or because they don't want Lucina to even entertain the notion that she's now expendable.
- If Female Morgan is Lucina's daughter, she implies Morgan is also capable of wielding Falchion, hoping that her daughter will one day take up the sword.
- Female Morgan becomes this to Yarne and the Taguel race if a Male Avatar marries Panne.
- Time Travel Romance: All of them (except Morgan) can be paired with an Avatar of the opposite gender. Morgan can get this too if s/he is a third generation character, since s/he still can marry any second generation character of the opposite sex (except his/her parent).
- Tragic Keepsake: All the children keep their mothers' engagement rings, and children who are riders inherit their parent's mount.
- True Companions: Though they have their differences, all of them know they can rely on each other when the chips are down.
- Walking Spoiler: Their existence in general is a big spoiler. They were not at all advertised before release, but due to both Awakening taking such a long time to localize and them being a major element of gameplay in the second half of the game, they firmly fell into It Was His Sled territory. On that note, it's fairly hard to talk about them without mentioning that whole bad future thing.
- You Gotta Have Any Color Hair: In the game, all the second generation characters will inherit their father's hair color. The only exceptions are femalenote Morgan, who instead gets her mother's hair color, and Yarne, who mostly has his mother's hair apart from a strange Skunk Stripe based on his father's hair color. Lucina will always have Chrom's blue hair. In official artwork, most second generation characters share their hair color with their mother.note If the Future Past DLC maps are attempted well before any of the first generation characters are married, every child character's hair color matches their official art except for Yarne, who's Skunk Stripe is pink for some reason.
"See how my sword hand twitches! It hungers...for justice!"
Lissa's future son. His elaborate theatrics suggest a need to stand out, as do the absurd names he bestows upon his weapons and his "special moves". The most apt to shout "Level Up!" His birthday is July 15th.
Hidenori Takahashi (Japanese), Kaiji Tang
"I'm a man of passion!"
Olivia's son, he flirts with every woman he happens to meet on his journey and often gets slapped and called a pervert when he tries to pick them up. He's secretly trying to become a dancer, and in the army, he goes out at night the most often. His birthday is August 7th.
Ryuichi Kijima (Japanese), Liam O'Brien
- Adorkable: His repeated—and sometimes desperate— attempts at winning over women.
- Battle Couple: He can be paired with any second generation character and the Avatar. His fastest support is with Cynthia.
- Birthmark of Destiny: If Chrom fathers Inigo, he will also have the brand of the royal family. It's on his right eye, mirroring Lucina's left.
- Bishōnen: Notable in comparison to other characters in that Inigo takes great pride in his slender figure and, with most of his stats capped, will intentionally avoid getting any stronger because bulk is "tacky".
- Born Lucky: Not necessarily during the story, mind you, but he's the only one who can inherit Olivia's Luck+4 skill. Lucina or female Morgan can inherit it only if they are his sisters; alternatively, male Morgan can get it if Inigo is his father.
- Butt Monkey: His supports with the girls tend to end up with him on the wrong end of a lot of abuse. Nah even forces him to marry her under threat of being eaten alive!
- In his supports with Gerome and Brady, he drags along the former and blackmails the latter into becoming his wingmen... only to have it backfire when all the girls go for them instead!
- Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: In most of his supports with girls, except for the Female Avatar. He's also flirtatious to a degree with Kjelle and Severa, but he's still a gentleman the entire time. A special mention should be made for Cynthia, who's the only one of his fellow companions that doesn't demean him for his flirtatious behavior and sees beyond it.
- Casanova Wannabe: He REALLY tries, though...
- Childhood Friend Romance: If paired with Cynthia, she mentions they've been friends since they were kids and that she'd always liked him.
- Cool Sword: As a Mercenary, Inigo wields swords.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Perfectly describes Inigo. He's chivalrous at heart, but a pervert at soul.
- Dance Battler: Inigo has an interest in dancing, like his mother, and tries to keep rhythm even while fighting.
- The Dandy: And proud of it.
- Does Not Like Men: All of his supports with males show him to be a bit of an obnoxious bully, compared to his overly dramatic gentlemanly persona when around girls. He shows a nice side to all of them eventually but it's made clear he prefers the company of women.
- Dying Alone: It's what he fears the most. It's mentioned in several supports and right before the final battle against Grima, during when everyone is trying to rouse the Avatar from Grima's grip.
- Dub Name Change/Spell My Name with an "S": His name is spelled "Íñigo" in the Spanish translation. Which is normal, since "Íñigo" is a Spaniard name and that's how it's originally spelled.
- Famous Last Words
"It's... the end of the road... Thank you... everyone..."
Future Past Inigo: "Sorry... I don't think I can go on... Everyone...promise you'll keep...smiling..."
- Handsome Lech: As Nah puts it, Inigo really is good looking, but he needs to know when to keep his mouth shut sometimes.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In his supports with Brady, he sees him crying over a blooming flower, and blackmails him into serving as his wingman, threatening to talk about the flower if he doesn't. He blabs about the flower anyway to make himself look better, but this just gets the women to fawn over Brady instead of him. The aftermath is probably one of the funniest things in the game.
- Honor Before Reason: In the Future Past timeline, Inigo refuses to leave Owain to die alone and makes a Last Stand by his side.
- Humble Goal: Apparently, all Inigo wants is for every girl in the world to love him. Is that so much to ask for?
- I'm a Man, I Can't Help It: In most of his S Supports, Inigo will imply he does not intend to give up flirting with every girl he sees despite now being in a relationship.
- Invincible Hero: Inigo likes to act like a big shot hero to impress the ladies and keep up morale, but knows he's not truly invincible.
- It Gets Easier: To Inigo's dismay, he's killed so much that the act barely phases him anymore.note He also has an easier time coping with death and horror in general.
- Jack of All Stats/Fragile Speedster: While Olivia's modifiers lean towards the latter, the fact that they're bland (yet flexible), and Inigo's base class is Mercenary, means he leans more towards a physical version of the former. As with all children, his father will be the deciding factor on which he ultimately is.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be snobbish and a bit pompous. He teases Owain and Brady for their insecurities and going so far as to blackmail others into being his wingmen. However, he's genuinely an incredibly compassionate person who wishes to bring smiles to his companions, and will always make up for his previous dick move later on in his supports.
- Large Ham: Inigo is no stranger to rejection from the ladies, but when Gerome and Brady show him up, he loses it.
- Magical Eye: If Chrom marries Olivia, Inigo will inherit the Mark of Naga, which is found in the iris of his right eye.
- Male Gaze: In his S Rank Support with Kjelle, she says he broke the wall around her heart. He's not so sure...
- Manic Pixie Dream Guy: Plays this role towards a non-sibling Lucina, trying to lighten up her dreary disposition.
- Nice Job Breaking It Mom: As a child, Inigo came to Olivia in tears asking how to better talk to people. She said nothing was braver than a man talking to a woman, which was advice given to her by a friend (probably Maribelle or Virion). Inigo took the advice Up to Eleven.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
"It's been lovely."
"I'm a man of passion!"
"No hard feelings!"
"This is your last dance!"
- The Pollyanna: His father wonders why he's so upbeat when he comes from a horrific Bad Future, but only does so because others need him to be strong. See Sad Clown.
- Princely Young Man: Attempts to invoke this image, but he's overall far too emotional to play it for very long.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Usually red, but to Owain, he's blue.
- Sad Clown: As he'll tell his father in their supports, he puts on a facade of carefree whimsy to hide his own insecurities, as well as to keep morale with his brothers and sisters in arms.
- Shared Family Quirks: He can be just as shy as his mother, especially when concerning his dancing.
- If his father is Virion, Inigo apparently inherited his love of flirting.
- If his father is Henry, this applies to his cheerful, optimistic demeanor. He's even noted as having inherited Henry's smile in Henry's paired ending with Olivia.
- Shout-Out: He makes a few to The Princess Bride.
- Shrinking Violet: Downplayed in comparison to Olivia; most of the time he's not shy at all, but he is very shy in regard to his dancing. Like his mother, his general reaction to finding out that someone watched him dance is mortification. His supports with Olivia reveal that he was much more timid as a child, and when he asked her for advice on how to talk to people, she said that the best way for a man to become braver was to talk to a woman. Inigo then took that advice a little too far.
- Stepford Smiler: Type A, as revealed in supports with his father. Though he's doing it for others rather than himself.
- Throw the Dog a Bone:
- After suffering a day of rejection and humiliation, Female Morgan takes Inigo on a pity date to a lovely restaurant. Unfortunately, he's paying, and Morgan is hungry.
- Mia also seems to like him in Smash Brethren 2, and agreed to have tea with him if he beat her in a duel. We never see the results, and of course she's an einherjar, but it's one of the most pleasant interactions he's had with female characters in the game.
- Unmanly Secret: His aforementioned passion for dancing, as well as his shyness.
- Where Are They Now: In the Future Past Ending, Inigo freely holds dances in parties without getting embarrassed due to his heroic actions.
"I told ya! I'm sentimental!"
Maribelle's son from the future. He appears menacing and strong, but lacks any fighting talent and has poor reflexes to boot. The scar on his face was caused by a violin string. He's a crybaby who cries over the smallest things. Often mistaken for a bandit by his comrades. His birthday is February 22nd.
- Battle Couple: He can be paired with any second generation character and the Avatar. He supports the fastest with Severa.
- Berserk Button: Calling him scary or making fun of him for crying.
- Birds of a Feather: Bonds with Severa over their similarly negative attitudes.
- Also with Noire, sharing a tendency to get sick or hurt easily.
- Chick Magnet: It only works for him because the girls feel really sorry that a "thug with a golden heart" is hanging out with Inigo.
- Delinquent Hair: Brady styles his hair this way, but only does it to give himself a distinctive appearance so people who are in need can find him easily, and so that enemies will notice him more and not his allies.
- Embarrassing Nickname: In his A-Support with Maribelle, she calls him "my little honey bear" much to his chagrin, and then she proceeds to call him "Boo-Boo-Bear."
- Expy: Cares for his mother, but expresses extreme anger when she embarrasses him, which is often. Looks and acts like a tough guy, but has a lot of nonmanly hobbies. Much younger than he looks. He's basically Kanji Tatsumi as a healer.
- In terms of looks, he's Travis Touchdown with his hair combed back and no glasses. Even more so if you get Brady with black hair.
- Face of a Thug: Has the prominent brow typically used for thuggish bad guys. However, as is typical for this trope, he's about as dangerous as a wet noodle.
- Famous Last Words:
“Ha... In the end... I'm just baggage... No help... to anyone...”
Future Past Brady: "Have to...keep going... Gemstones...to Ylisse...
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Similar to Yarne, he has low self-esteem due to his lackluster combat abilities... but depending on his father, when you pick him up, and what class he has, he (like any second-generation character) could be one of your strongest fighters.
- That said, his innate strength penalty from Maribelle means that he's probably not going to be swinging a sword or an axe around as much as the other child units. A spell tome, on the other hand...
- Glurge Addict: Though he doesn't seem to notice or pursue it. He cries at the thought of kittens, for Pete's sake!
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Subverted, that scar over his left eye is from a violin string instead of a battle scar.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Cares a lot about what he isn't and little for what he is.
- Hidden Depths: His hobbies include chess, brewing tea, and playing violin.
- It is also revealed in his support conversations with Noire that one of the reasons he always seems to have an injury is that he selflessly protects his allies on the field of battle and takes attacks intended for them.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: He's terrible at combat and has a fragile physique. All Brady wants is to be useful to his allies.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: Though he's less than proud about it, Brady is very "sentimental." At one point, he tears up just by looking at flowers.
- Irony: In her generic conversations with other party members, Maribelle jokes that she wants to become a big, hairy barbarian. Her son definitely looks like one.
- Japanese Delinquents: Looks and acts like one.
- In the English version, he speaks like a 50's greaser.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be rather crude and easily frustrated, but he's ultimately a very kind and empathetic young man.
- Kansai Regional Accent: In the original Japanese. True to Translation Convention, he sounds like a 50's greaser in English to retain the crude way of speaking.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Possibly just a coincidence, but in his C Support with Nah, he says "I'm gonna fade" before leaving the scene. In Supports, characters are shown as leaving a scene by... their portrait quickly fading away.
- Mad Libs Catchphrase: Says some variation of "Make like X and Y" when he wants someone to leave him alone.
"Make like my pants and split!"
- Mistaken for Pedophile: In his supports with Nah, she insists on introducing herself as his "adorable little sister" in order to avert this.
- Momma's Boy: Maribelle became something of a My Beloved Smother to him.
- Mysterious Protector: Acts as such towards Cynthia. In their A Support, she is eventually made to believe that the protector is Lissa. Their S Support has Cynthia figuring out the whole deal while also falling in love with him..
- Non-Action Guy: And he resents it. Subverted if you promote him.
- No Social Skills: At Laurent's suggestion, Brady endeavors to be more proud of who he is and not worry about his looks. The result is Brady enthusiastically demanding people be healed by his staff or else.
- Palette Swap: Brady's Priest class and its promotions are colored with his signature black and purple accents.
- Pet the Dog: Has one of these moments when he saves Nah from drowning in one of their supports. He asks her to keep quiet about it, fearing it will ruin his reputation but, much to his consternation, she insists on telling everyone how sweet he is.
- Poke the Poodle: After Owain catches Brady crying for the nth time:
"D-don't tell the others about this! If you do, I'll take yer lunch money!"
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
"Get busy dyin'!"
"I'd pray if I were you!"
"Time to bring the pain!"
"You ready to fly?!"
- Sand In My Eyes: He cries a lot, and will make up any excuse possible when he does.
- Scary Musician, Harmless Music: If people would just give him a chance, they would find Brady is a wonderful musician. In his endings, he goes on to become "the world's scariest violinist".
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The sensitive guy to Inigo's manly man. Although looks-wise, you'd think it was the other way around.
- Sophisticated as Hell: He inherited Maribelle's refined hobbies without the refined attitude to go along with it, resulting in things such as acting like a Jerkass as he pours his father A Spot Of Tea.
- Squishy Wizard: Maribelle's stat modifiers and his class set makes him lean towards this. A lot. The only other child who is more prone to mage classes is Laurent.
- Unmanly Secret: The fact he cries so easily. Inigo tries to exploit this under the notion that "women don't want a sensitive guy." Needless to say, it doesn't work.
- Where Are They Now: In the Future Past Ending, Brady composes songs and performs with his violin as a tag team with Inigo, and he is also interested in tea brewing.
- White Mage: As a Priest, Brady wields healing magic.
- You Keep Using That Word: In his support with Owain, Owain points out that Brady keeps using the word "sentimental" without really knowing what it means.
- Younger Than They Look: Would you believe that he's younger than Lucina?
"Growing stronger is life’s greatest pleasure."
Sully's daughter, she seems just as tomboyish (if not more so) as her mother but has a kind heart and is protective of others weaker than her. Loves sparring, and if she sees someone who has ability and skill she will challenge him or her no matter whom. Hates people who look down on her because of her gender. Likes armor the most out of everyone in the army. Her birthday is September 29th.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: In her supports with Brady, she puts him through Training from Hell because he wants to toughen up, and since there's no man in the army strong enough for her she'll just make one out of him since he's willing.
- Ambiguously Bi: Her romantic supports are all with men, but she gets distracted by her alternate self's figure during Future Past. And then there's the time she was intoxicated (with truth serum) and admitted to finding Severa attractive.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any second generation character and the Avatar. She supports the fastest with Owain though.
- The Big Girl: Kjelle is frequently referred to as one of the strongest amongst the group, and she knows it.
- Blade on a Stick: Starts off wielding lances as a Knight.
- Blood Knight: She enjoys a good fight.
- Bob Haircut: Fittingly enough for her tomboyish behavior.
- Boyish Short Hair: Like her mother, though not quite as short.
- Brutal Honesty: One of her most pronounced traits. Kjelle has no shame, fear or mercy. She tells it like it is.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Her Knight, Great Knight and General models all share a distinctive purple accent.
- Deadpan Snarker: Seems to be Kjelle's first language.
- Drunk Personality Change: In Harvest Scramble, she shoos out a bandit and discovers a bottle of what she assumes to be a miraculous strength boosting potion. Intoxication Ensues. When Severa later finds her drunk out of her gourd, Kjelle admits to finding her attractive and tries to Glomp her!
- Drunk on Milk The potion isn't alcoholic, either; it's a truth serum.
- Evil Laugh: The thought of hurting Inigo makes her very happy.
- Famous Last Words
"L-looks like... it's my time... at last... Will I see you again... Mother...?"
Future Past Kjelle: "No... It can't...end here... We needed to...save the world..."
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Despite all the talk of how strong she is, in terms of her stat modifiers she is at best the third weakest of all the female children before their variable parent's modifiers are taken into account: 0. Only Cynthia (-1) and a Morgan born of a male avatar with Strength as his flaw (-2) will have inferior base strength to her. Noire (+1), Severa (+2), Nah (+2) and Lucina (+2), as well as most Morgans, surpass her in the strength department. As for the guys, she's only stronger than the mage boys (Owain, Laurent and Brady), and is weaker than Inigo, Yarne and Gerome.
- Gender-Blender Name: "Kjelle" is Nordic nickname for a man named Kjell. Fitting considering she is One of the Boys.
- Heroic Build: Her C rank support with Severa reveals that under her armor she's completely ripped. Which makes sense when you think about the strength she needs to carry that armor around.
- Humble Pie: She is repeatedly defeated by the Male Avatar, which causes her to reevaluate her definition of strength.
- Impossibly Cool Clothes: The Knight armor in general.
- Informed Flaw: Her supports with Sully reveal that she is bad at riding horses. Despite this, she can become a Great Knight upon promotion with no problems whatsoever.
- However, later supports suggest she wasn't really that bad, but her mother didn't want her to feel like she had to become a rider.
- It's Personal: Against the boss of her Paralogue for killing her master. Unfortunately, he has no intention of fighting an "honourable" duel...
- Knight in Shining Armor: Kjelle takes it upon herself to protect the weak and helpless, though she becomes annoyed if the weak and helpless are her own comrades.
- The Lad-ette: Much to Severa's dismay, who tries to change her into a Proper Lady.
- Lethal Chef: Like mother, like daughter. Her C rank support with her father has her poisoning her father, then the entire army; though he reassures her that she's not as bad as her mother.
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: She is a dedicated believer in the art of honorable combat.
- Meaningful Name: Her name seems to be a female variation of the Norse name "Kjell", meaning "Kettle", "Cauldron", or "Helmet". Doubles as a Punny Name because it's pronounced the same way as "shell", referring to her armor.
- Mighty Glacier: Starts as a Knight. However, Sully's influence and modifiers will lean her closer to a Lightning Bruiser.
- More Deadly Than The Male: Besides Gerome, Kjelle is shown to surpass all of the second generation men in both strength and fighting ability. Can lead to Gameplay and Story Segregation as a result, as seen above.
- Palette Swap: Her Knight line classes all have light purple highlights.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
"This ends here!"
"This will do it!"
"Have you made your peace?"
"Victory is mine!"
- Purple Is Powerful: Kjelle, the powerhouse of the children, not only bears purple accents for her Knight-related classes, but her eyes are purple as well.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The Male Avatar gives her a mild one, stating that her focus on brute power alone means that she'll never be able to beat him. He apologises for being too blunt shortly after, but it has quite an effect on Kjelle throughout their support. She makes an effort to improve herself and eventually challenges him to another duel.
- Revenge: Her recruitment chapter involves Kjelle seeking revenge for the murder of the old master who took her in.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Played backwards. Severa's lessons to make Kjelle a Proper Lady are so overwhelming that Kjelle actually forgets how to fight by the time they're done.
- Scars Are Forever: In her Hot Springs Scramble conversation with Cynthia, it's revealed that she took a dagger to the back meant for Cynthia when they were kids and still has the scar to this day.
- Security Blanket: She sometimes wears the first armor that she wore in combat to calm her mind.
- Serious Business: She takes armor very seriously, finding its protectiveness to be one of the few consistent things in life.
- Shared Family Quirks: Kjelle inherited her love of training and desire to be superior to any man from Sully.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Just look at her without her bulky armor in the S Support with the Avatar!
- The Social Darwinist: A mild variation. A few of her Support conversations mellow her out.
- Straw Feminist: Tends to mistake kindness from males as patronization.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: Severa briefly finds herself absolutely fascinated by her abs and looks in general.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Severa's Girly Girl
- Training from Hell: Puts Brady through one.
Kjelle: "For today, just do a thousand reps. We'll raise that by a hundred a day."
Brady: "I... I don't even know what to cry about anymore... "
- Unknown Rival: Though Gerome was not aware of it, part of the reason Kjelle trains so hard is because she wants to surpass him. Gerome admits he's come to see her as an equal and agrees to become her official rival, stating they will become stronger together.
- When She Smiles: This is what causes Inigo to fall for her in her S Rank Support. Her beautiful, battle-loving smile. Though he admits it might just be the head trauma he received during their duels.
- Where Are They Now: In the Future Past Ending, Kjelle trains the new knights of Ylisse.
"Look upon my might, ye wicked, and despair!"
Sumia's daughter, she's optimistic, cheerful, and brimming with energy. Due to her admiration of cool heroes, she diligently studies dramatic entrances. However, being as clumsy as her mother, her entrances are often dramatic for the wrong reasons. Famous for her nonsensical sleep-talking. Her birthday is May 14th.
Class: Pegasus Knight
Voiced by: Ayano Yamamoto (Japanese), Stacy Okada (English)
- All of the Other Reindeer: A number of her supports have her either picked on or talked down to, more so from her female companions (Kjelle, as shown in their Hot Spring Scramble conversation, is an exception), and even her father treats her unkindly at times. Granted there are some traits of hers that are less than ideal, but Severa's Alpha Bitch treatment of her in particular is rather cruel.
- Badass Adorable: Well, she wants to be one.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with Male Avatar, Owain, Inigo, Brady, Gerome, male Morgan and Yarne. Her fastest support is with Inigo, probably because he canonically is her First Love.
- Blade on a Stick: As a Pegasus Knight, Cynthia wields lances.
- Magic Knight: A flying version if promoted to Dark Flier. Is a flying Combat Medic version instead if promoted to Falcon Knight.
- Birds of a Feather: With Owain.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Her father will remark how she's even flightier than her mother.
- Custom Uniform: Like Sumia and Cordelia, Cynthia has the same unique dress pattern as they do, though she has the typical blue Pegasus Knight color scheme.
- Cute but Cacophonic: Cynthia tends to shout a lot. When he meets her, Chrom will even state that her loud voice hurts his ears.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Just like her mother, Cynthia is very clumsy and frequently trips. She once promised to not trip for another 24 hours, which is met with doubts.
- Defiant to the End: Her Bad Future verison refuses to give up even when shes stripped of her weapon. It's only when her allies give up that Cynthia realizes how bad the situation is and likewise agrees there's nothing they can do. But then she still refuses to accept her fate and begs the heavens for a miracle. Thankfully one arrives, in the form of the main group, and saves her.
- Department of Redundancy Department: It seems Owain got to her...
Cynthia: You are Nah, Draconic Queen of Darkest Darkness!
- The Ditz: Getting caught up in her antics, Cynthia can be a bit oblivious sometimes. Her establishing moment is believing that a bandit leader is the legendary Chrom even though he's nothing like the real one. It's even worse if Chrom is actually her father.
- Dynamic Entry: She spends her free time trying to find the right ones that work, even for other people. One idea for her father buries him in a thousand petals.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Pega-Pony Princess." Not embarrassing for her so much as for Chrom, if he is her father, when he realizes that that's his nickname for her.
Chrom: ...please tell me I never actually say that.
- Even the Girls Want Her: A mild case, but her supports with Inigo have her getting some gifts from some girls. Inigo complains about it and guesses it must be because of her "dashing heroine" image.
- Expy: She seems to have borrowed a few traits from Slayers' Princess Amelia, especially in the heroic speeches and (failed) entrances department.
- Failed a Spot Check: Notably, she can be Chrom's daughter and STILL be conned by a bandit leader - who looks nothing like him - claiming to be Chrom. Becomes particularly egregious when the real deal is standing right in front of her and she still won't necessarily catch on. The game zig-zags a bit on exactly how old Cynthia was when her father - Chrom or not - died, although the fact that Chrom had a nickname for her that she remembers implies she was old enough to interact with him and, presumably, recognize him.
- Famous Last Words:
“I just...wanted to be a hero...”
Future Past Cynthia: "No! I...I won't give...up... I still believe...this world...can..."
- Fist Pump: It's a part of her character portrait!
- For Great Justice: Her desire is to become a great hero who will smite evil wherever it may lurk. She's getting there.
- Fragile Speedster: Sumia's influence and modifiers ensure that Cynthia will be one of your fastest units, but also one of the frailest.
- Friendly Rivalry: Ends up developing this with Severa in their A rank support, but not before trying to get at each other's throats.
- Genki Girl: She's extremely energetic, to the point where she exhausts everyone around her.
- Girlish Pigtails: Cynthia ties her hair up in pigtails because she can never manage it otherwise.
- The Glomp: Does this to her father in their B support.
Chrom (as dad): Unnngh... Cynthia... D-don't hug...so tight...Can't b-breathe... C-crushing...ribs...
- The Heart: According to Gerome, she serves this role for the children.
Gerome: Please don't misunderstand me. I don't dislike you. Your good humor raises people's spirits and dispels the horrors of war. You are a shining beacon of hope, reminding us there can be a better future. You light the fires of optimism and inspire us to keep striving.
- Heroic Wannabe: Though she plays herself up a lot, Cynthia has a lot to learn before others can respect her as a hero.
- Horrible Judge of Character: She initially believes the lies of a bandit claiming to be Chrom.note
- Incoming Ham: She's like Sayaka in this, down to the 'Hero of Justice' shouting.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: In a conversation with Severa in Harvest Scramble, it is revealed that Cynthia was formerly the most physically weakest of the children (in addition to girly and meek), but after Sumia died, she became obsessed with becoming a hero who could protect everyone.
- Justice Will Prevail: She truly believes that, as a good guy, she will surely come out on top in any situation.
- Large Ham: In her supports with Male Morgan, Cynthia actually starts to worry that her hamminess is an annoyance to others.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Starts out as such. In her supports, she is frequently lectured for having reckless behavior, such as when she accidentally leads a group of soldiers right into a swamp because she couldn't wait for information.
- Lord Error-Prone: However, she is perfectly capable of fighting, despite her clumsy tendencies.
- Lost Forever: Because Sumia has a small pool of potential husbands, (Incudes Chrom, Frederick, Gaius, Henry, and the Avatar if he's male), it's far easier to miss Cynthia compared to the other children.
- Master of the Mixed Message: She states to "love" a lot of things about Gerome, which gets him flustered. Subverted when you make them reach S support, and it turns it she really did mean it that way.
- One Born Every Minute: In her recruitment chapter, a bandit plays her like a fiddle, allowing her to believe he is Chrom.
- Perpetual Smiler: She is the most optimistic of the 2nd generation characters (other than Morgan), despite being from a Bad Future.
- Plucky Girl: She never ever gives up. In the Future Past timeline, Cynthia is the only member of her team to not lose hope when faced with certain death.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
"Okay, you've got this."
"This is the end, friend!"
"Time to pay!"
"Hope you're ready!"
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Nah and Lucina's Blue.
- Shared Family Quirks: Like Sumia, Cynthia has a tendency to trip over her own feet.
- Shout-Out: Does her pose in her concept art up there look familiar to anyone else?
- Talking Is a Free Action: Cynthia wholeheartedly believes in this.
"See, when heroes meet on the battlefied, everyone gets time to deliver their lines. If the foe knows anything about heroic derring-do, they'll wait their turn."
- Tragic Keepsake: Sumia's spearhead and pegasus.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: To all the boys, if she hits S support with any of them. The most explicit examples are Inigo, Gerome and Owain, however.
- Where Are They Now: In the Future Past Ending, Cynthia commands the new Ylissean Pegasus Knights to continue Phila's legacy.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.
"I can fight like my mother. I'll PROVE I'm every bit as brave as her."
Cordelia's future daughter. Growing up in the shadow of her mother has given her an inferiority complex and an attitude to match. She likes using words to get her way. The most wasteful shopper. Her birthday is January 21st.
- Always Someone Better: Most of her insecurity is from being compared with her mother. After all, if her talented mother ends up dead, what chance does she have? The very reason why she's a mercenary and not a pegasus knight is so she doesn't have to be compared with Cordelia and can set her own standards.
- All Take and No Give: Severa really likes to be spoiled.
- Alpha Bitch: Plays this role towards Cynthia initially. She even goes so far as to say "nerd alert" when she catches her practicing her heroics.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any second generation character and the Avatar. Her fastest support of all of them is with Brady.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Laurent. While some supports feature mild annoyance, the two of them get genuinely pissed at each other.
- Berserk Button: Don't even TRY to compare her with her mother in ANY way.
- Birds of a Feather: With Brady. They apparently find common ground with their cynicism.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Seems to be one of these at first blush, but it turns out she's got a lot of reasons to be distrustful and snide to the adults around her.
- Brick Joke: Her experience up tile quote is to find and read a book titled “Make Him Fall for You in a Fortnight”, then reacting like it was a trashy love novel. Cordelia's quote of the same tile is to finish the book, and she is clearly in cloud nine from reading it.
- Brutal Honesty: An infamous trait Severa, herself, acknowledges she has.
- Commander Contrarian: Towards the Avatar, both male and female. No matter what they say or do, Severa will have something to nitpick.
- Compliment Backfire: Severa states that because they are good friends, it's ok that Noire is such a burden.
- Cool Sword: As a Mercenary, Severa starts out wielding swords.
- Cry Cute: In her A support with her father, she finally lets her Jerkass Façade down. Not that she is suddenly cured of her inferiority complex, but it's a start.
- Also happens remarkably quickly in her introduction to her mother.
- The Cynic: Severa expects every act of kindness to have some kind of selfish motive, and sees every compliment as mockery.
- Daddy's Girl: What she pretends to be to get her father to spoil her. He eventually sees through her act.
- At her core, Severa is truly devoted to both her parents, but has difficulty opening herself up to someone she might lose again.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Her supports with most male characters, particularly Inigo.
- Dismissing a Compliment: Inigo constantly tells her she's attractive and should smile more in their supports; knowing he's a shameless flirt, she tells him to buzz off.
- Escort Mission: Her recruitment paralogue is basically this, since she starts as an un-recruitable NPC and moves single-mindedly through a fortress to rescue a villager NPC (then becomes recruitable). The problem is that she's a level 10 un-promoted unit rushing into many level 13+ promoted enemies, requiring that the player move ahead of her to clear them out first.
- Famous Last Words:
"I couldn't do it, Mother... I'm sorry..."
Future Past Severa: "D-did I fight well, Mother? Please tell me...I..."
- Friendly Rivalry: Ends up developing this with Cynthia in their A rank support. But not before trying to get at each other's throats.
- Girlish Pigtails: That are waist-length!
- Good Is Not Nice: Deep down, Severa cares about her allies, but she's not one to sugarcoat her words.
- Guide Dang It: Unlike most of the other children characters, it's not immediately obvious who Severa's mother is due to lack of hints in the pre-chapter dialogue, nor in her shared class/traits/attitude with Cordelia (though she can still be talked to by Chrom).
- In addition to that, a player might just skip over the pre-battle cutscene or the cutscene where Chrom or Cordelia talk to her to start and not realize she needs to go reach a certain villager npc. This means its possible to beat the commander and end the level instantly without her joining, or worse, killing the NPC and resulting in her refusing to join.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: As a result of her Inferiority Superiority Complex, Severa is just as critical of herself as she is of others.
- Hidden Depths: Surprisingly, she's a decent strategist, as revealed in her supports with a Male Avatar.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: It's there... somewhere... But rest assured, it's definitely there!
- How Dare You Die on Me!: Severa's general reaction to the dearly departed.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: The core of her character. Severa grew up in the shadow of her perfect mother, and never got the chance to prove herself to her. As a result, Severa holds an extremely high standard for herself, which makes her resent herself and her mother, and she takes it out on others.
- Jerkass: She can be downright nasty sometimes.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Her criticisms are harsh, but she often brings up good points, such as how Yarne's cowardice can get him and others hurt.
- Jack of All Stats/Lightning Bruiser: Borders between the two, physically, thanks to Cordelia's influence and starting out in the well-rounded Mercenary class.
- Loving Bully: Her S Support with Owain.
- Meaningful Name: Her name comes from the Latin word for "serious", reflecting her personality. Her Japanese name comes from the Latin word for "peace", making it something of an Ironic Name.
- Bilingual Bonus: When you take the meaning of her Japanese name and combine it with her mother's, it's similar to the phrase "love and peace".
- Never Lend to a Friend: Oh dear... Let's just say she tends to overspend in most of the supports where she's not being a Jerkass.
Severa's father: Most royal houses couldn't afford to shop the way you just did...
- Number Two: Seems to serve this role to Lucina in The Future Past. She's the first to confront Grima when he drops in on them, and remains at Lucina's side while the other children are off killing Risen in the best ending.
- Palette Swap: Her promoted classes are predominantly red, tied in with the red lacing on her mercenary outfit. Considering her mother's color scheme, it actually isn't that surprising.
- Parting Words Regret: The last conversation she had with her mother was calling her out for supposedly caring more for Chrom than for her. Severa regrets it to this day.
- The Perfectionist: Severa strives to be perfect like her mother, and is easily frustrated when she falls short. She also expects others to live up to her own standards.
- Perpetual Frowner: She usually wears a scowl, but she does smile on rare instances.
- Pet the Dog: She's sweet to Noire, but just barely.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
"You're boring me!"
"I've had enough!"
"I'm just getting started!"
- Spoiled Brat: At her worst, she can be this, but there's usually an ulterior motive behind her selfishness.
- Tears of Joy: In her Hot-Spring Scramble conversation with a Male Avatar she is married to, Severa first demands that he start planning their honeymoon, then immediately starts crying from sheer happiness when he does exactly that.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Kjelle's Tomboy but Tomboy to Cynthia and Noire's Girly Girl
- Tragic Keepsake: Aside from Cordelia's ring, the gold she keeps in her wallet. In The Golden Gaffe she tearfully says that it was given to her by Cordelia before she died, meaning that for such a spender... Severa has not touched it ever since then.
- Tsundere: A walking, talking checklist of Type A traits. Cold? Check. Harsh-tongued? Check. Suspiciously denying any warmth or compliments? Check. Insecure side-glance? Check. Luminescent Blush? Check. Girlish Pigtails? Check. Cry Cute? In her S supports, check. Severa is so tsun that her dere side is reserved almost exclusively for A-ranks (with children of the same gender and her parents) and S-ranks (with children of the opposite gender), with the only exceptions being Kjelle and Noire. Female Morgan even lampshades it in their Hot Spring Scramble conversation.
I...I love you... Hey, pay attention for once, and say something sweet why don'tcha!
- Where Are They Now: In the Future Past Ending, she becomes one of the best Pegasus Knights of Cynthia's Ylissen Pegasus Knights, though she tries to deny that it has anything to do with her mother.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Severa has both received and given this speech. When she gives the speech, it's usually only after she accidentally breaks them. When she receives it though, its usually after suffering a Heroic BSOD.
- Zettai Ryouiki: When promoted to a Hero or reclassed to a Pegasus Knight, she's a Grade S!
"No man can stop fate."
The son of Cherche, he feels that things meddling with the past isn't a great idea and always wears a mask and acts on his own, but is more likely to get lonely than the normal person. The person who gets the worst sleep in the army. His birthday is September 1st.
Class: Wyvern Rider
Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki (Japanese), Orion Acaba (English)
- The Ace: He's admired and envied by all of the other future characters due to being naturally really good at pretty much everything.
- Affectionate Nickname: Minervykins for Minerva.
- Aloof Ally: Even after joining, Gerome firmly remains distant from the others, even his fellow children.
- Always Someone Better: He's a far more successful Chick Magnet than Inigo, taken seriously by everyone despite acting similarly to Owain, and is the only member of the group who is explicitly stated to be stronger than Kjelle.
- An Axe to Grind: As a Wyvern Rider, Gerome wields axes, and can gain Lances if promoted to Wyvern Lord.
- Battle Couple: He can be paired with any second generation character and the Avatar. He supports the fastest with Nah.
- Because Destiny Says So: He's initially very pessimistic about trying to change the future, believing it's all fated to happen.
- Black Knight: Dressed head to toe in distinctively ebon armor.
- Broken Ace: His Ace-like traits (strength, aloofness, seriousness) are because of his major trauma from losing everyone (including his parents) in the bleak future. He might not have become so good at everything if it weren't for that, but he'd be far better off as a person.
- Bystander Syndrome: He initially doesn't care that villagers are getting killed by other Wyvern Riders for sport in his recruitment paralogue. Either Chrom or Cherche has to shake him out of his apathy.
- Char Clone: Even more so than "Marth"! It's even possible to get him with blonde hair...
- Chick Magnet: An outing with Inigo ends up with Gerome amassing a legion of ladies liking his dark persona, with said ladies singing songs outside his tent till the morning. Female Morgan's S support scene has her shouting "Hubba hubba, AAAWOOOOGA!" when Gerome removes his mask for her.
- Cool Mask: Unlike "Marth", he has no real reason to wear one. Heck, the real reason he wears one at all is because he thought it looked cool! He did make Lucina's mask, though.
- In her supports with Gerome, Female Morgan surmises that he wears the mask because he's naturally shy, and the mask hides the fact he's blushing all the time. She may not be that far off.
- In her supports with Gerome, Cynthia concludes that he wears the mask to hide the fact that he never entirely got over his fear of heights.
- In Gerome's supports with Severa, he claims the mask can double as a weapon to throw at people. In their S support, he admits it was because Severa always made him feel embarrassed and emotional so he hid his face.
- Cry Cute: Near the end of his talk with Cherche during The Future Past DLC.
- Determined Defeatist: Gerome is very cynical about whether they can save the world, but he keeps fighting anyway.
- Dragon Rider: Like his mother, he makes a formidable team with his wyvern, Minerva.
- Dramatic Unmask: He'll remove his mask during certain S supports; either female Avatar or female Morgan. Severa will walk in on him washing his face and proceed to shout that there's an intruder in camp due to how long it's been since she's seen his face. He stops wearing it in The Future Past DLC. Luckily for him, his fans don't recognize who he is... and even his friends don't recognize him at first sight.
- Famous Last Words:
“This was my... destiny... all along... Now I go... to join my parents...”
Future Past Gerome: "Be at peace, Minerva... At last...the pain and suffering...will..."
- The Fatalist: Gerome is the least optimistic about being able to save the world. His pessimistic attitude gradually changes as he spends more time with the Shepherds.
- Fluffy Tamer: Like his mother, Gerome absolutely adores Minerva, the vicious, fire-breathing wyvern.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation:
- No matter what class he's changed to, Gerome will always reference Minerva as his primary mount.
- His frequently referenced status as the best fighter among the future children is undermined gameplay-wise by being incapable of getting Galeforce, a skill considered mandatory to be a frontline fighter on the higher difficulties and especially when tackling Apotheosis. Thus he's usually relegated to fighting in the back, supporting one of the girls who does have Galeforce. His high strength, however, does make him one the hardest-hitting backup fighters.
- Guttural Growler: He speaks in a very low, breathy voice.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Gerome is initially not too interested in helping the Shepherds, but is rather easily convinced to by Cherche. In his supports with his parents, Gerome tries to stay emotionally distant from them, but isn't very successful at it.
- I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Says this word for word during his C support with his father.
- Ineffectual Loner: The Power of Friendship is pretty much a joke to him.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Unlike the other children, Gerome believes their meddling with the past is a futile effort. Despite this, he still continues to fight, a small part of him hoping that he's wrong.
- Loner-Turned-Friend: It is eventually Laurent who inspires Gerome to open up more and truly integrate into the army.
- Love at First Sight: If paired with Lucina.
"If truth be told, I've felt this way since I first laid eyes on you."
- Mighty Glacier/Glass Cannon: Cherche's influence on him is towards the former, but his default class is weak towards bows and wind magic.
- Never Be Hurt Again: The reason Gerome is so obsessed with strength and remaining aloof.
- Never the Selves Shall Meet: Averted, Gerome's Minerva and Cherche's Minerva can both exist in the present timeline.
- Not So Above It All: Scorns his allies for relying on friendship and trust, but is extremely affectionate towards Minerva.
- Not So Stoic: Any of his confession scenes show him blushing, and he's incredibly annoyed by Inigo's antics.
- Palette Swap: The dark teal clothing and black armor for his Wyvern Rider outfit, as seen above, and unlike his mother, the scheme is carried over to his Wyvern Lord promotion.
- Parental Neglect: His A support with Cherche reveals that the reason he's so cold to his parents is because Cherche and her husband were always off in other places fighting evil, leaving him by himself. Cherche herself feels really bad when she finds out.
- Perpetual Frowner: A smile from Gerome is considered a rare treat.
- Pet the Dog: The first sign that he's not completely cold-hearted is his doting on Minerva.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
"This is farewell!"
"All must end!"
"Embrace your fate!"
- The Quiet One: As Gerome notes, conversation and charisma are not his strong suits. His specialty exists on the battlefield.
- Sour Supporter: If it were up to Gerome, he would spend the rest of his days in Wyvern Valley in solitude and let the world fall to hell. Only his guilt goads him into supporting Chrom.
- The Stoic: He does not like to show emotion, and deliberately wears a mask to further this.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: He's cold and indifferent towards almost everyone, the one exception is Minerva, whom he lovingly takes care of.
- Tragic Keepsake: Minerva, Cherche's wyvern.
- Where Are They Now: In the Future Past Ending, Gerome looks after wyverns. And because he doesn't use his Cool Mask anymore, nobody in the world recognizes him, which helps him to stay completely anonymous of their fans, much to almost everyone's chagrin.
- Worthy Opponent: Kjelle considers him one, being one of the few allies she respects.
- Owain as well, since everyone takes Gerome seriously unlike... well, Owain.
- You Can't Fight Fate: The main reason he's so gloomy is because he believes this.
"Think, Morgan, think! How would Mom/Dad handle this?"
The Avatar's (aka you — the player) future child. Morgan is always the opposite gender of the Avatar. An upbeat child who remembers little about the future they came from. They want to be a tactician like their parent. Unique in that they are the only possible Third
Generation character. The most shamelessly self-driven. Their birthday is May 5th.
Just like their parent, their personality is different depending on gender, though it's significantly more altered than the minor changes Avatar has. Male Morgan is much more calm, mellow, and kind of a dork, and is universally nice to everyone he interacts with. Female Morgan, meanwhile, is more aggressive, exuberant, and appears to not really care about the feelings of others as much as male Morgan, with something of a sadistic streak.
Class: Same class as the Avatar's spouse. Tactician if other parent is a Lord, Dancer, or Conqueror. Sorcerer in The Future Past Chapter 1 (Male Morgan), Wyvern Lord in Chapter 2 (Female Morgan).
"I'm too young to go extinct!"
Panne's son from the future. He's timid and extremely cowardly. Afraid of the extinction of the Taguel race, he's reluctant to fight on the front lines, but will put himself in danger for his friends. Has the loudest voice in the army. His birthday is March 14th.
Miriel's son from the future. He's a model student, smart and serious, but is easily influenced by those surrounding him. Because he has a good eye for detail, he's able to solve issues with ease. He's infamous for his shining glasses. His birthday is April 25th.
- The Aloner: Admits to his father in his A support that he did not like being on his own for five years. He was worried that he would die alone or go mad from isolation.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: To Lucina, should they be paired.
- Awesome by Analysis: His observatory skills are considered to be one of his finest talents.
- Badass Bookworm: He owns mountains of books, and, unlike his mother, is most passionate about applying his findings to practical use.
- Battle Couple: He can be paired with any second generation character and the Avatar. He supports the fastest with Lucina.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Severa. Both get genuinely pissed at each other, during their supports. Of course, things slowly mellow down, but still.
- Berserk Button: Insulting his intelligence.
- Black Mage: As a Mage, Laurent wields offensive magic.
- Brains and Bondage: PG-rated version: His supports with Noire have him discover he's fond of being verbally abused.
- Elemental Powers: Able to wield magic tomes, though by default he comes with an Elwind tome.
- Famous Last Words:
“Ha... This world of the past... Fades before me...like a dream...”
Future Past Laurent: "I wish...I could have lived to see...what peace was...like..."
- For Science!: Says this word for word with great emphasis to Owain:
"Owain! You must allow me to open that miraculous head of yours! FOR SCIENCE!"
- Generation Xerox: Subverted, actually. While he and Miriel are similar, he is nowhere near as stoic as his mother, and prefers to use his abilities to help others instead of studying them for his own gain.
- Gentleman and a Scholar: Laurent is an intellectual and gentleman first and foremost.
- Glass Cannon: His mother, Miriel, influences him towards being a magical one.
- Good with Numbers: Laurent handles the army's supplies and treasury. He's also pretty good with calculations in general.
- Hyper Awareness: If an ally so much as steps wrong, Laurent will immediately be able to diagnose the problem and know the best solution.
- Insecure Love Interest: Should he achieve S Support with Lucina:
"You're Chrom's daughter, and in your veins runs the blood of exalts and heroes. ...So how could a common man such as I ever be worthy of you?"
- I Should Write a Book About This: In his solo ending.
- Joke Spell: His supports with the male Avatar reveal that Laurent is particularly drawn to this particular brand of magic spells, to the point where he collects them whenever he can, because their properties make them useless but entertaining and also, for him, interesting.
- Like Mother, Like Son: Subtly subverted. He is similar to her on the surface, but is more empathetic and sociable than her. Of course, when you consider what happened to him when he came back in time... See The Aloner, above.
- Megane: One of the very few characters in all of Fire Emblem to be bespectacled.
- Mistaken for Pedophile: What Nah thinks of him in the entirety of their supports until he gets to explain he's not this. See Not What It Looks Like.
- Nice Hat: Which he inherited from Miriel.
- Not What It Looks Like: Laurent is very thorough about observing and keeping tabs on each member of the army. Which sometimes leads to... misunderstandings...
- Older Than They Look: He's actually the oldest second generation character. When all of Lucina's group traveled back in time, Laurent was transported three years before than the rest. So technically he's three years older than them in the current timeline, even though Lucina was the first born. This is largely averted in the Future Past DLC map, where it's implied that he's still the same age as the others since they haven't travelled to the past.
- Palette Swap: Inherits a black Sage robe, just like his mother.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
"You were a fine subject!"
"I grow weary of you!"
"Get thee hence!"
- Robe and Wizard Hat: Laurent seems to have modeled his appearance after his mother, taking on a similar color scheme and even the same hat.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Female Morgan.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Even his bio says so.
- Schedule Fanatic: Laurent has a strict agenda and modus operandi that he abides by. Deviating even slightly from said plans will cause Laurent to have a minor freak out. As Cynthia finds out, he even has a certain time of the day that he always lectures her.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: In a similar vein as his mother.
- Spock Speak: Not as exaggerated as his mother, but he still has shades of this.
- The Stoic: He's very reserved, though not as much as his mother.
- Not So Stoic: In his A support with his father and love interests
- Team Dad: Laurent tries to keep everyone in order, feeling it is necessary for the army to have a sense of discipline.
- Tragic Keepsake: Laurent's Nice Hat is the same one worn by Miriel.
- Where Are They Now: In the Future Past Ending, Laurent becomes the tactician of the new Shepherds.
"Can I go now...?"
Tharja's daughter from the future. Since she was used as a guinea pig for her mother's curses, she has developed a cowardly and negative personality. She may look delicate, but she's a completely different person when she snaps. She's the fastest to escape in the army. Her birthday is October 7th.
- A-Cup Angst: Played straight and inverted at the same time. She mentions in one Support that she's worried about not being as "full-figured" as the other women, but her character model is clearly the bustiest of all of the women her age in the game!
- Both parts likely came from her mother, as she likely compares herself with Tharja and got her curves from her. In the Japanese version, it has her saying that she's not 'healthily proportionate'.
- Apologizes a Lot: Constantly, to Severa's annoyance.
- The Archer: Her class, and can be promoted to Sniper. Gains a sword if promoted to a Bow Knight.
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any second generation character and the Avatar. Like the rest, she has a partner with whom she supports the fastest with, which is Yarne - probably since they're Birdsof A Feather.
- Berserk Button: Crazy!Noire starts taking offense when anyone pities Normal!Noire's frailty or shy nature.
- Birds of a Feather: With Brady. The two have a tendency to get sick or hurt easily and are among the physically weaker children, which does not help their self-esteems. According to their A support, they always manage to get sick at the same time.
- Also with Yarne. Both are cowardly and hate fighting, but this allows them to understand each other's fears.
- Blood Knight: Her alternate persona, who is merciless and thrives on violence.
- Break the Cutie: It's strongly implied that Tharja's um, unconventional parenting caused her to develop her alternate personality as a coping mechanism. That or she just inherited Tharja's nastier side.
- Brutal Honesty: While Noire is usually timid and meek, her alternate persona has no problem saying exactly what's on her mind.
- Catch Phrase: BLOOD AND THUNDER!!!! Only in her Blood Knight persona, though. And one time in her normal persona at the end of the game if you sacrifice yourself to kill Grima.
- Cleavage Window: The Archer class provides her with a nice window.
- Cowardly Lion: Though she is easily intimidated, Noire's fears do not stop her from fighting, because she knows Someone Has to Do It. She may not be strong now, but she clearly wants to become stronger and protect her friends.
- Cute and Psycho: "She may look delicate, but she's a completely different person when she snaps." That's almost literally true.
- Distress Ball: One of the few child characters who's recruited like this: she begins captured by slave traders and stripped of her weapons. At least at first. But once she finds a bow that happens to be lying around, she undergoes a Split Personality Takeover and starts massacring her captors, becoming fully controllable even before you reach her! Confirmed to be temporary in one of the Drama CD's, where she's good enough with the bow to join Cynthia and Gerome in a Big Damn Heroes that they pull to save Lucina before their Time Travel.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Some of her supports have people taking pity on her frail nature. Her demon persona is having none of that.
- Evil Laugh: Her alternate personality seems to love it. It's also one of her Pre Mortem One Liners.
- Famous Last Words
"Farewell... my friends..."
Future Past Noire: "Mother... Father... Come for me... I d-don't want to die...alone..."
- Feminine Women Can Cook: Her supports with Owain reveal that she's a talented baker.
- Gollum Made Me Do It: She relies on her 'evil' alternate personality in battle at first.
- Hair Decorations: A feather.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Though YMMV on the "hilarious" part.
- I Choose to Stay: In her solo ending, Noire decides to stay with Tharja, her father, and her future self. It's speculated whether she did it to keep an eye on Tharja and her infant self, or as a proof that her complicated relationship with her mother has been mended. Or most likely a mix of both.
- Ill Girl: Some of her supports reveal that she's anemic, and one of her quotes when she defeats an enemy is "So tired...".
- Jerkass: Only in her Blood Knight persona, where she curses at people, saying not-so nice things to them.
- Large Ham: Only in her Blood Knight persona.
The blood and the thunder demand a bed with pillows of softest down! SOFTEST DOWN, DAMN YOU!
- Magic Feather: Her talisman. Tharja quickly takes it from her and teaches Noire that she never needed the talisman to be psychotic: It was a part of her all along. Um, yay?
- Magic Knight: Thanks to her inheritance from Tharja, Noire will have a fantastic magic modifier, making reclassing into a more magic-oriented class, like a Dark Knight, or exploiting skills like Ignis, a viable option.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is the French word for "black".
- Mood-Swinger: To the point of pseudo Split Personality. It's the result of a talisman that the future Tharja made and gave to Noire as a means of dealing with her Shrinking Violet personality.
- Morality Pet: Severa's, to a degree.
- Mugging the Monster: Her captors in her recruitment Paralogue think she's just a shy, helpless girl. Boy were they wrong...
- No Indoor Voice: When she switches to her alternate persona, she mostly speaks in yells.
- Suddenly Shouting: If she changes her persona, it will always be in the middle of a conversation, much to the other person's surprise.
- Palette Swap: She will retain her green color scheme in her archer line classes.
- Perpetual Frowner: Of the sad and mopey variant, due to living in fear of Tharja's curses.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
"Blood and thunder!"
"To the abyss with you!"
"Time to play!"
- Shrinking Violet: Her "normal" persona, where she is very quiet, easily startled and generally lacks confidence.
- Split Personality: Her shy and adorable self is the normal Noire. Her bloodthirsty and loud one is not.
- Troubled, but Cute: She's painfully shy and neurotic (and has a tendency of slipping into an 'evil' self) but she's still genuinely cute.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Whereas everyone else is startled by Noire's psychotic persona, Lucina is not bothered in the slightest.
- "Well Done, Daughter" Girl: Her supports with her mother have her seeking approval from her, as Tharja in the future was apparently very cold towards Noire.
- Where Are They Now: In the Future Past Ending, Noire opens up a shop with charms cursed with happiness... if that makes any sense to you.
- Yandere: Inherited a bit of this from her mother. It shows up in some of her supports, but the ones with Inigo has her shooting arrows at him to "protect him from other unwanted ladies". Until it's revealed that Chrom told her to do it since one of the previous girls he brought to camp for tea stole half of their gear. Unless you go for their S Rank Support, in which case it's Double Subverted - as she reveals that she was at least partially motivated by her own feelings for him.
- In his defense, Chrom didn't instruct her to shoot arrows at him. He simply told her to keep other girls away, and to use whatever means she felt were necessary. It was Noire, in her timid personality, that felt using violence was the best and only means.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: She's usually too timid to voice any opinions, but push her too far and you meet her alternate persona, who is extremely blunt, and may even insult or threaten others.
"Ha! I'm not scared of you!"
Nowi's daughter. In stark contrast to her mother, she is remarkably mature for her age and adept at keeping her feelings in check — including those about her odd name. Despite being a child, she sometimes questions the intentions of others. Has the best teeth in the army. Her birthday is March 29th.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Looks and acts the part, though Nah will be quick to remind that she is Older Than She Looks.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Growing up without her parents, Nah had a lonely childhood and was shunned and hated by her foster family for her Manakete blood.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Even in their S support, Inigo isn't interested in Nah at all. He only gets together with her because Nah decides he needs a "lifetime chaperone" and forces him to marry her or else be eaten alive.
- Pulls a variant of this with Brady in their S-support, insisting on marrying him when he refuses to treat her like a younger sister. Hilariously, she treats his protestations as a divorce, a remarrying, then a narrowly-averted widowing, all in the space of a single conversation.
- Barehanded Blade Block: In her support with a Female Morgan who is not her little sister, she's training this so she could fight back against a Wyrmslayer user. She makes it, but then both her and Morgan realize that her arms would be too short to stop the blade when she's in her dragon form. Doesn't explain why she doesn't use it in any of her humanoid classes, which share that same weakness to wyrmslayers...
- Battle Couple: She can be paired with any second generation character and the Avatar. Her fastest support is with Gerome.
- Berserk Button: Do not suggest that she is just a child or refer to her age.
- Curious as a Monkey: Her biggest quirk is that she's endlessly curious despite her maturity, especially with Gerome's mask and trying to find out the reason why her father married her mother.
- Cute Bookworm: Nah is very interested in her Manakete heritage and spends much of her free time reading everything she can about her people.
- Double Standard: Is rather inconsistent on whether or not her body makes her off-limits depending on whether or not she's attracted to the person in question. For example, she gets mad at Inigo for calling her a child and not expressing interest in her when she reveals she finds him attractive, and complains that she's the same age as him and so he shouldn't say things like that, getting so mad that she jump-scares him with her dragon form. In her supports with Laurent, however, she doesn't hesitate to heavily insinuate that he's a pedophile for (seemingly) stalking her, which is kind of like a vampire calling an unwanted suitor a necrophiliac.
- Duality Motif: It's subtle, but a major part of Nah's character has to do with the duality between youth and maturity. Her hair mixes a Hime Cut (traditionally signifying wisdom and experience) with a lick of Idiot Hair (signifying absentmindedness and inexperience). And although she likes to act mature, she also has a childish streak that surfaces when things aren't going her way (most visible in her supports with her father or her potential romantic interests).
- Famous Last Words:
"It's going to get terribly dark now...but that's okay... I'll be brave..."
Future Past Nah: "I thought...I was ready for this, but...now I wish I...could've gone...home..."
- Half-Human Hybrid: Due to her father being human no matter what, Nah is historically the first human-Manakete hybrid child in the Akaneia gamesnote , though it doesn't really affect anything. Like Yarne, she identifies more with her non-human heritage.
- Hime Cut + Girlish Pigtails + Braids of Action
- Idiot Hair: Protrudes out of her Hime Cut, hinting at a bit of quirkiness despite her maturity.
- Interspecies Romance: Being half-Manakete, all of her potential romances are this by default.
- It's All My Fault: During the Hot-Summer Scramble, she mentions a similar hot spring to Kjelle when she was alone in the Bad Future. Her caravan decided to skip taking a break in the hot spring, and when they came back, the village and the hot spring were destroyed. If this wasn't bad enough, there was an old lady running an inn nearby, and then both disappeared when Nah and her crew came back again.
- Just a Kid: Tends to get this reaction a lot, due to her youthful appearance. It's one of her Berserk Buttons.
- Like Brother and Sister: Briefly, with Brady, in her supports with him. When he saves her from drowning (in a pool of water that's only three feet deep), she insists on following him around and introducing herself as his little sister. When he asks her not to do that, she decides to marry him instead.
- Little Miss Snarker: She always has some snark up her sleeve. Especially prominent in her supports with Cynthia.
"The word 'equals' rarely applies when one person's rear is on the other's head."
- Living Lie Detector: Due to her Manakete nose. Subverted in that she was completely wrong when she thought Laurent was lying about his motivations for seemingly stalking her. Double Subverted in their S support, where it's revealed that it was all an act in some Zany Scheme to get his attention, which presumably means she lied about thinking he was lying.
- Mighty Glacier: Nowi's influence on her, and she also starts as a Manakete, who with the right skills can become downright invulnerable against most enemies.
- Not So Above It All: Nah can act mature all she likes, but there are times where her youth really shows; she's a Clingy Jealous Girl towards Inigo in their S support, constantly chases Gerome around in her supports with him and accuses Laurent of being a pervert for keeping his eye on her.
- Older Than They Look: Though not nearly to the same extent as her mother. Nah is actually about the same age as the other children, such as Morgan and Inigo. However, due to her Manakete blood, she still has the appearance of a child.
- Orphanage of Fear: Not really an orphanage, persay, but her foster family was very cruel to her. She had no friends and was given even less love.
- Pointy Ears: Like her mother, it's a clear sign of her Manakete heritage.
- Precocious Crush: She's got a crush on Inigo even before they hit S rank together, but Inigo brushes her off as being too young for him, even though Nah is about the same age as him.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
"Ha, I'm not scared of you!"
"It's squashin' time!"
"I am SO strong!"
"Okay, now I'm MAD!"
- Punny Name: When paired with her mother's - 'nah' is of course a colloquialism for 'no'.
- Her Japanese name, Nn, is response utterance, equivalent to the English "Huh?"
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Cynthia's Red.
- Rescue Romance: Has one with Brady in their supports.
- Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: This happens in several of Nah's potential romantic options - possibly meant to Lampshade her inquisitive, slightly childish nature, when Nah decides she likes someone, she comes on STRONG.
- Probably the biggest example is to Inigo. After making it clear out of the gate that she's interested in him and disapproves of his skirt-chasing, he makes the mistake of blowing her off and calling her a child. After she gently corrects this misconception (by turning into a dragon and nearly killing him), she promptly appoints herself Inigo's chaperone-for-life, and threatens to eat him if he ever so much as has tea with another woman.
- Her romance with Brady is basically the same, minus the threats of violence. After he saves her from drowning in a shallow pond, she immediately starts following him everywhere, and calling herself his little sister. When he asks her to knock it off, she insists they get married instead (and Brady is just as confused about the suddenness of it as anyone else).
- Shared Family Quirks: Should her father be Ricken, it would seem that Nah inherited his studious demeanor and desire to be treated as an adult.
- She Is All Grown Up: An odd inversion in that Nah insists on being treated like an adult in spite of the fact that she looks like a child, and in Manakete years, she is practically an infant. Most notable in her supports with Owain, who tries to play games with her like a child, only for her to confess some "very unchildlike feelings" towards him.
- Stealth Pun: Nah's dragon form is fuchsia with green accents, reminiscent of the pitaya fruit. The pitaya is more commonly known as the dragon fruit in English.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In the Japanese version, her katakana can be confused for 'Soso'. Many called her that until it was realized that 'Nn' was the name that's strangely intended.
- Super Drowning Skills: Her B support with Brady mentions that she somehow managed to almost drown in water that's three feet deep.
- The Unreveal: Her age. She tells female Morgan in their Harvest Scramble conversations, and Morgan confirms for us that Nah's not much younger or older than she is, but we never hear the actual number. This is probably meant to keep Morgan's age a secret as well as Nah's (especially if Morgan is a fellow manakete herself).
- Verbal Tic: In the Japanese version, she ends all of her sentences with "desu." Even when it makes no grammatical sense at all. "Desu" is used to make one come off as polite and help the user to endear him/herself to others, so her gratuitous use of it hints at the kind of childhood she had.
- Vocal Dissonance: Averted in the Japanese version, where she still speaks in a high pitched childlike voice. Played straight in the English dub, where she has a very mature voice that contrasts with her childlike appearance.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: As a Manakete, Nah can shift into a dragon form.
- Magic Pants: And of course, her clothes are magically fine when she reverts.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Has this going with Nowi. With her father as well if Nowi winds up marrying Henry. In that pairing, the game itself admits that Nah had to grow up in a hurry because neither of her parents seemed likely to do so.
- What Does He See In Her?: Wonders what her own father saw in her mother in their supports. She suspects it was a Shotgun Wedding.note
- Who Names Their Kid 'Nah'?: She's well aware of it. Even Nowi at first is confused with her name.
- Who's on First?: If recruited by Nowi:
Nowi: All right, I've told you my name. Now you tell me yours.
Nowi: Oh, come on, why not?!
Nah: No, NAH. N-A-H. That's my name.
Nowi: That's a confusing name...
Nah: And whose fault is that?!
- Where Are They Now: In the Future Past Ending, because Tiki became the new Naga, everyone worships Nah as the new Voice. Yarne is jealous of her.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Most of the time, but she can slip into childish antics as well.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Same as her mother's.