Characters: Fire Emblem Elibe Sword Of Seals
The sixth game in the Fire Emblem
series, the first one in the Elibe
time, the first one for the GBA, and the last one before the games started getting Western releases. The game is set twenty years after its prequel Blazing Sword
, and as such features several characters from said game
and even more relatives thereof. It features an even larger playable cast than Blazing Sword
and was the first game in the series to introduce the popular support conversations
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The son of Marquess Eliwood of Pherae. He was called home from his studies in Ostia after Bern launched a surprise attack on Sacae, Ilia, and Lycia. After finding the Lycia Alliance in shambles, Roy takes his father's place as its leader and begins to build an army to fight Bern's conquest.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Just like any self-respecting Lord. Unfortunately...
- Can't Catch Up: He started with low base stats, and completely balanced growths. Roy does get to promote, but only very late in the game, and until then he's stuck with a crippling handicap. Even with his huge eleventh-hour buff, hope that his chancey stat growths don't turn out poorly.
- Chick Magnet: Six potential love interests.
- DLC: In Fire Emblem Awakening, complete with his own set of◊ Impossibly Cool Clothes.
- Fragile Speedster: As typical with lords, but as he's only fifteen he ups the "fragile" bit.
- Improbable Age: Not too improbable, given the medieval setting, but this is still a fifteen-year-old leading a successful army across the continent. And to be fair, his father was only two years older when he did the same thing.
- Infinity+1 Sword and Eleventh Hour Super Power: The Binding Blade.
- Cool Sword: It catches on fire when it performs a critical hit or ranged attack.
- Kid-anova: Shanna, Lilina, Sue, Lalum, Cecilia, Sophia...
- Nice Guy
- Like Father, Like Son: Averted; although he's just as nice as his dad, he's much more savvy and down-to-earth.
- Oblivious to Love: Okay, so he has known Lilina since they were both kids, so it may be a little weird for him to see her as more than his best friend at first, but he still has no real excuse when it come to the other girls' obvious affections.
- Red Baron: Young Lion
- Red-Headed Hero
- Strong Family Resemblance: To his dad.
- The Hero, and, The Smart Guy: For his young age and lack of experience, Roy is pretty cunning in regards to politics (i.e.: he discovers almost by himself that Elphin was the missing Prince Mildain under a Spoony Bard disguise.)
- Although there are a few who think of him as Badass due to the fact that he can have six potential wives, the most that a lord can have in any Fire Emblem game short of Awakening's Avatar.
- And once he actually gets the Binding Blade, he becomes a veritable killing machine.
- The Load: It's very easy to get him to max out his levels long before the chapter where he can be promoted; he has to be essentially shelved if you don't want him taking EXP from other units.
- Royal Rapier: His starting weapon. Doubles as an Accidental Pun.
"Nonsense! I may be old, but I shall not lose to the young ones yet!"
— Marcus in a support conversation with Roy
A senior knight of Pherae.
- Badass Grandpa
- Crutch Character: Obviously, considering who he's based off... It should be noted that he is generally considered as the single most balanced Jeigan in the entire series.
- Character Select Forcing: Binding Blade' hard mode pretty much force you to use him. Thankfully, his base stats are just enough to weaken, but not kill the pirates.
- Expy: Of Jagen, moreso than any other instance of the archetype ever.
- Grumpy Old Man: His C support with Roy seems to indicate this.
- Shipper on Deck: For Roy and Lilina.
A young knight of Pherae recently given knighthood.
A knight serving Pherae, but not from there by birth.
Roy's milk-brother and a soldier of Pherae. Also, the son of Rebecca from Blazing Sword
"...I am a knight, and my loyalty is with you. As long as you need me, I shall always be there for you"
— Bors in a support conversation with Lilina
A member of the Armor Knights of Ostia, he was teaching Roy and the others in warfare when the conflict broke out.
"What... what impudence! Our army isn't so lenient that we would just take along some useless girl!"
— Merlinus referring to Clarine
The man in charge of organizing the army's supplies and Roy's advisor.
- Commander Contrarian: Being much more cynical and world-weary than Roy, he tends to counsel prudence and sometimes objects to potential recruits, such as Clarine.
- Non-Action Guy: The only way in which he's more capable of self-defense nowadays is that he uses a cart, not a tent.
- Older and Wiser: He's not as timid and fearful anymore as he was in Blazing Sword, but he also...
- Took a Level in Jerkass: To some extent, he's now very outspoken, distrusts many people, and behaves a bit harshly all-around.
- The Strategist: For Roy.
A priestess from Bern and a servant of Princess Guinevere.
Princess Guinevere of Bern
The Princess of Bern, and King Zephiel's half-sister, she was heading to Ostia to try and find a way to end the war, when she was captured and rescued by Roy.
A leader of a band of Mercenaries hired by Marquiss Eliwood to serve Roy. Also was a gladiator in the past.
One of the mercenaries under Dieck, he is from the Western Isles. Is a hot-head.
One of the mercenaries under Dieck, he is from the Western Isles. Is calm and cool.
Class: Pegasus Knight
A Pegasus Knight of Illa, as customary of their people, is a mercenary travelling the world to hone her skills, eventually falling in with Dieck. Also, the younger sister of Thite and Juno.
A young man from a orphanage on the Lycia-Bern border, he has a strong dislike of Bern due to his past.
- Fragile Speedster: He's a thief, so...
- Revenge: For the Orphanage of Love where he lived in, which was destroyed by the Bern Army. Seen the most in his supports with Ellen, which force him to think twice about his feelings about the deal.
- íThree Amigos!: With Lugh and Raigh.
A childhood friend of Chad, and Raigh's twin brother, he is the son of Nino
from Blazing Sword
The younger sister of Klein, she was captured by Marquiss Erik of Laus, but freed by Rutger. Also, the daughter of Pent and Louise from Blazing Sword
- Big Brother Worship: Towards Klein, hoo boy. She tells almost every man she talks to that they can't compare to her brother's skills or handsome looks.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To her brother Klein, whom she calls "the most beautiful in the army". So much that he actually calls her out on it in their B support, since she yelled at another healer for treating him and made her cry.
- Hidden Depths: In her and Klein's A support, Clarine expresses fears that when she goes home, she'll just end up as "a doll who won't see the outer world". After speaking to her brother, she decides to become Mage General like her father and Cecilia to avoid this.
- The Ojou: Apparently a Type 2, but she can show Type 1 traits too.
- Pet the Dog: Her friendship with Dorothy.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Dorothy's tomboy.
- Tsundere - Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: To Lance and Rutger.
- Well Done Little Sister Girl: To Klein.
- White Magician Girl: A mounted one, with a few elements of Fragile Speedster.
- Zettai Ryouiki
A mysterious swordsman who served as a mercenary for Erik, before switching sides to Roy.
- Berserk Button: Anything related with Bern sets him off.
- But Not Too Foreign: Half Bern, half Sacaean. His Bernese looks get him spared from the Bulgar Massacre, as the armies mistake him for a Bern citizen.
- Disc One Nuke: His high skill, speed and acceptable strength, and a possible Hard Mode bonus, alongside his ability to perform critical hits are really valuable during the early parts of the game, and Hero Crest is alvailable pretty early. And unlike other games, where skill is useless, the ability to hit is invaluable in Binding Blade, where hit rates against bosses are atrocious, so Rutger is probably your only unit who can take on the early game bosses.
- Expy: Of Navarre; particularly notable in that he's the first ever playable outright Myrmidonnote , the class effectively spawned by Navarre's unusual-for-a-Mercenary build.
- Fragile Speedster —> Glass Cannon: As with all Myrmidons and Swordmasters, though Rutger takes it up a notch. With naturally high skill, and a +30 crit rate (As opposed to the +15 crit of the later games), Rutger pushes a 39 crit chance against enemies, with an iron sword.
- The Stoic: The man's nigh unfazeable. "Nigh" because Bern and Clarine exist.
- Revenge: He releases Clarine and joins Roy's army solely to get back at Bern for killing his people.
- Sole Survivor: From Bulgar.
A Priest of the Church of St. Elimine and a shameless flirt.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Which Dorothy doesn't like, at all. Neither do Ellen and Cecilia, for that matter.
- Let's Get Dangerous: If you promote him and make him face Oro:
Saul: "Well, we certainly have an evil bishop here, now, don't we? (...) You disgrace God! You shall pay for that!"
- Man in White
- Number Two: To Yodel.
- Nun Too Holy: ... This guy is supposed to be a priest, huh?
- Obfuscating Stupidity: We first meet him wooing girls and getting scolded. Then he surprises Guinevere by revealing that he has been entrusted with crucial info by the Elimine higher-ups, like data related to how she stole the Fire Emblem from Zephiel before running away.
- Sexy Priest
Saul's bodyguard and a servant of the Church.
The daughter of Rath from Blazing Sword
and a member of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae. She managed to escape from the Kutolah massacre but was captured by a traitor to Lycia as well as imprisoned; If you release her, she joins the group.
The Captain of the Illian Mercenary Knights, who was hired by Hector. They join Roy afterwards.
A Mercenary Knight of Illa.
Another Mercenary Knight of Illa
Astore aka Gorlois. (Astol)
A spy for Ostia who hides his identity under the guise of a common Thief.
The daughter of Marquiss Hector of Ostia. Is childhood friends with Roy.
- Action Girl: Of the Black Magician Girl kind.
- Badass Adorable: A very cute girl, with a huge talent for anything related to Anima magic.
- Badass Damsel: We find Lilina locked in a room of her own castle, and Roy's crew have to bail her out to recruit her. After joining the party (as soon as she's freed!), and even moreso after being promoted, she then proceeds to kick many an ass, and is one of the best magic users in the game.
- Black Magician Girl
- Daddy's Girl: Too bad she's the daughter of a Sacrificial Lion.
- Expy: Of Sheeda.
- Glass Cannon: Highest Strength/Magic growth in the game (75%), but poor HP and Defense, being a Squishy Wizard and all.
- The High Queen: Or rather, the High Marquess/Duchess of Ostia.
- The Ingenue
- The Messiah: Have you seen how many people this girl can support with?
- Plucky Girl
- Proper Tights with a Skirt
- The Pollyanna: She maintains her optimism in the face of betrayal, attempted assassination, and even her father's death. She becomes quite well-aware that this isn't exactly a good trait in some of her supports.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: To some degree.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: If she hooks up with Roy.
A member of the Armor Knights of Ostia, and Bors' younger sister.
A high-ranking Armor Knight of Ostia.
A traveling mercenary hired by Ostia.
The daughter of Bartre and Karla, she is travelling the world to hone her skills, much like her mother.
A member of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae and Dayan's Number Two
A bandit from the Western Isles, whose low intelligence leads him to be exploited by others.
A seafaring merchant turned to piracy to make ends meet. Also the younger brother of Geitz from Blazing Sword
The Archery General of Etruria, Clarine's older brother and son of Pent and Louise. He's working with a group of mercenaries to deal with the bandits in the Western Isles and initially appears as an enemy.
Class: Pegasus Knight
Leader of a band of Illian Pegasus Knights working under Klein. She's the middle sister between Shanna and Juno, and is very serious and straight-laced.
- Action Girl
- Big Sister Instinct: Towards both her younger and older sister, although she's not good at expressing it.
- Blade on a Stick
- Cannot Spit It Out: She is very bad at expressing affection through words, to the chagrin of her younger sister and love interests.
- Middle Child Syndrome: Averted. Though she admires Juno and is exasperated by Shanna, Thite is an accomplished flightleader in her own right.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: This is the same girl who's red-faced and embarrassed at her little sister Shanna's shows of affection, and yet personally arranged (and even cooked) for her older sister Juno's wedding.
- Undying Loyalty: As seen in her supports with Zelots and Juno, Thite is almost completely devoted to her older sister since she raised her and Shanna, so she goes out of her way whenever she can to make sure she will be happy in her life.
A member of the Rebel forces on the Western Isldes under Echidna. Also, the adopted daughter of Douglas, and the one who found a badly injured Elphin and rescued him from certain death.
The leader of the Anti-Etruria rebellion on the Western Isles.
Elphin aka Prince Mildain
A member of the Rebellion under Echidna. Is actually the thought-to-be-deceased Prince Mildian of Etruia
A powerful warrior from the Western Isles, searching for his daughter, Fir.
Raigh (Lleu, Ray)
Lugh's twin brother, and a travelling shaman, learning more about Elder Magic. Is also the son of Nino
from Blazing Sword
A thief with a disdain for nobillity and who travels around the continent, looking for a big score.
Class: Wyvern Rider
Princess Guinevere's personal guard, whose loyalty to her mistress surpasses her loyalty to Bern. Older sister of Zeis, and former girlfriend of Galle.
The Knight General of Etruria.
The Mage General of Etruria. Helped teach Roy the basics of warfare in the tutorial.
A priestess from the village of Arcadia, located in the Nabata Desert.
The Guardian of Nabata, also the daughter of Hawkeye from Blazing Sword
A brigand who roams the Etruria-Nabata borders. Is a bit of a cynic.
One of the last few Divine Dragons left in Elibe. Despite looking like a little girl, she's already ancient.
- Badass Adorable
- The Cameo: She makes an appearance in Blazing Sword, in the house in "Living Legend."
- Character Select Forcing: Of the 10 units you're allowed for the last two chapters, Fae is mandatory. One wonders why, considering that her Dragonstone is just as disposable as the rest of the Divine Weapons and can't be repaired, so potentially the game is forcing you to deploy a useless unit.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons
- Killer Rabbit
- Mighty Glacier: Very high stats in everything but Speed and (initially) HP. The latter makes her start off as a Glass Cannon until her HP growth gets going.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Apparently young Divine Dragons look like a giant goose. Or something.
- Fridge Horror: Idoun used to be one, and even in her twisted state she has features vaugely reminiscient of Fa.
- Really 700 Years Old: She's how many centuries old?
- Skilled, but Na´ve
- Too Awesome to Use: Run her Dragonstone out of uses and she can't fight. This makes her a frustrating unit to use, since you only get 30 attacks out of it for the duration of the game. You also can't use the Hammerne on it.
- There is one loophole, though: with her massive Resistance stat, she can sponge magic attacks all day without wasting uses of the stone. Fae is excellent for making long-range magic attackers (Bolting, status effect staves) run out their weapons.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: When Sophia tells her in support conversations that she will outlive all of her friends, Fae is very unhappy.
A mercenary Mage who is hired by Roy when his first boss leaves. Is the son of Canas from Blazing Sword
and grandson of Niime.
Class: Wyvern Rider
A Dragon Knight of Bern under Gale, also the younger brother of Milady.
The Great General of Etruria.
An eldery scholar of dark magic from Illa, known as the "Hermit on the Mountain". Is the mother of Canas and grandmother of Hugh.
A former Flightleader of Illa, but she retired when she gave birth. Wife of Zealot and older sister of Shanna and Thite.
Class: Nomadic Trooper
Leader of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae and known as the "Silver Wolf". Is the father of Rath and grandfather of Sue.
- Absurdly Youthful Father: Possibly; he doesn't have an official age other than that he is in his 50's, but that means that he was in his 30's in Blazing Sword, when he had an 18-year-old son. That means that he was somewhere between the ages of 12 and 21 when his son was born.
- Badass Grandpa
- Magical Native American: Has many traits of this. Though it's really more like Magical Mongolian.
- Older Than They Look: Does he look like someone who could have an adult granddaughter? Or somebody in his (presumably late) 50's? I thought not.
- Parental Abandonment: The cause of this for Rath, due to a prophecy.
A Bishop of the Church of St. Elimine.
Fir's uncle. A retired Sacaean swordsman known as the "Sword Saint". He was once was known as the "Sword Demon
" until finding enlightenment.
- Crutch Character: Like a lot of the late-game pre-promotes, if you desperately need someone to wield Durandal, he can get the job done.
- Dark and Troubled Past: See his Blazing Sword tropes for that particular horror show...
- Eleventh Hour Ranger: Only if you obtain all the Divine Weapons (to proceed past chapter 22), and then visit his village with Fir or Bartre.
- Martial Pacifist
- Older and Wiser: Much calmer than in Blazing Sword... and quite a bit more powerful too.
- Red Baron
- Up to Eleven: This version of Karel is famed for having the most preposterously high stat growths in the entire seriesnote . There is, of course, a catch... he only gets to level up once.
- Warrior Poet
The Lycian Alliance
Marquess Eliwood of Pherae (Eliwod)
- Flower From The Mountain Top: He once got one of these for his deceased wife, according to Marcus.
Marcus: Lord Eliwood loved his wife deeply. And one night... before the two became engaged, Lord Eliwood suddenly disappeared from the castle. When he returned to his love three days later, he presented her with a beautiful white flower which only grows in the snowy highlands. It was the flower which she loved the most.
- I Was Quite a Looker: He is not ugly, but it's clear that the work and stress affected his looks.
- Ill Boy: Would've led the troops himself if not for his poor health.
- Older and Wiser: He has become a...
- Reasonable Authority Figure: One of the leaders of the Lycian Alliance.
- Retired Badass: He entrusts the job of generalship to his son Roy, although he is still classed as a Paladin.
- Ship Sinking: His wife is never mentioned by name, and what little information is given is too vauge to determine which of his possible wives in Blazing Sword it is (if any). On the other hand, the fact that he picked a flower from the "snowy highlands" for his wife suggests that she hailed from Ilia, and thus was probably either Fiora or Ninian. It's still possible for Lyn to have known the flower (from Florina), but it's a more distant link.
Marquess Hector of Ostia
Marquess Erik of Laus
Marquess Orun of Thria
King Mordred of Etruria
- Distressed Dude: Is held hostage by Bern at some point, to ensure the collaboration of his Generals (Perceval, Cecilia, and Douglas).
- Despair Event Horizon: The loss of his son Mildain was this for him. It made him so completely distraught that Roartz easily took control of the country behind his back.
- Meaningful Name: Averted, believe it or not. He's named for one of the most famous traitors in world mythology, but the most treasonous thing he does is allow a traitor to run his country — entirely by accident.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Until Mildain's death, he was this. Most likely got better when Elphin revealed himself as Mildain and returned home after the war.
- Karma Houdini: Consider that he just runs away most of the time before his final appearance.
- Villainous Breakdown: Pretty much all of his lines involve completely freaking out as the Lycian Alliance approaches him.
Duke Nord of Armagh
King Zephiel of Bern (Zefhyr)
- Ancestral Weapon: The Eckesachs.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He knocks out Cecilia, the Mage-General of Etruria, in one shot.
- Bad Ass
- Big Bad
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- Broken Ace
- Cain and Abel: With Guinevere. Really sad, considering that as kids they were so close.
- Childhood Brain Damage: Inferred, and Played for Drama. The poison he was tricked into taking as a young man is repeatedly stated to have been the catalyst that left him not quite the same, and a number of similar poisons in the modern world can and do result in personality-warping brain damage, including paranoia, increased aggression, and decreased impulse control.
- The Caligula
- Faking the Dead: His retainer Murdock arranged one of Desmond's assassination attempts to look successful and put the still-living Zephiel in a coffin.
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: His signature weapon is a sword that turns into a trident.
- And it can shoot lightning.
- Large and in Charge: He's physically larger than any non-dragon/monster unit in any of the three GBA games.
- Misanthrope Supreme: He decides that humans are responsible for the world's evils, and that Elibe must be returned to the dragons.
- Self-Made Orphan: When Desmond opened the coffin to make sure he was dead, Zephiel stabbed him.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: And he even thought so in Rekka no Ken, as when he made his idealistic prayer for his parents, himself, Guinevere, and her mother to get back together, he called it "my last wish as a foolish child."
- Slouch of Villainy: In The Stinger of Blazing Sword.
- Social Darwinist
- Start of Darkness: His father's abuse, insistence that he was a bastard, and repeated attempts to assassinate him killed Zephiel's goodness.
- Ungrateful Bastard: He is completely ungrateful to Hector for having saved his life twenty years ago, and he wasn't even a villain at the time.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: That adorable, golden-haired child that Eliwood saved did not grow up well.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: When he was young, anyway. He trained hard to be an incredibly smart swordsman so he could prove he was worthy to his father. Even when his dad swore he would choose Guinevere's future husband over him to lead Bern, Zephiel accepted it and kept working to earn his father's love. It was only after the king poisoned him that Zephiel dropped this trait.
- An Axe to Grind
- Anti-Villain: He isn't evil on his own. Rather, he's been Zephiel's retainer since the king was a boy.
- The Cameo: Has three in Blazing Sword: First, in Four-Fanged Offense, when he warns his fellow soldiers against speaking too loudly against King Desmond. Second, when he talks to Hellene about the attempt on Zephiel's life. Third, when he gives you a magic staff as a reward for saving young Zephiel from the Black Fang).
- The Dragon: To Zephiel.
- Faking the Dead: Was instrumental in setting up Zephiel's fake funeral plan.
- Mighty Glacier
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Has more of a loyalty towards Zephiel than Bern.
- Undying Loyalty: To Zephiel, since he was a child.
Narcian (Nacien, Narshen)
Class: Wyvern Lord
Class: Wyvern Lord
Class: Wyvern Lord
A Bernese knight meddling in Etruria's politics surrounding the Western Isles.
- Bait and Switch: Is the subject of this several times, relieving a boss from his post on the throne (Arcard), leaving somebody else in charge (Aine), and finally being dumped into the fray when the battle is going badly and his commander (Narcian) leaves. He's only fought once, though.
- The Corrupter: One of possibly many in Bern's political conspiracy in Etruria.
- The Scapegoat / You Have Failed Me
- Difficulty Spike: One of the most notoriously tough bosses to kill in the game, with stats and endurance that wouldn't be out of place 5 chapters from then (plus the throne boosts). If you engage him in melee, you risk being hit hard by the Steel Blade; if you try to chip at him from range, he starts throwing Hand Axes. Often the safest (and cheapest) solution is to have Rutger lay into him with a Killing Edge and pray.
Maggie & Rose
Class: Demon Dragon