The sixth game in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series, the first one in the [[FireEmblemElibe 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/FireEmblemElibeBlazingSword 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 [[RelationshipValues support conversations]].


[[folder: Roy]]
->'''Class:''' Lord

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.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Just like any self-respecting Lord. Unfortunately...
* CantCatchUp: 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.
* ChickMagnet: Six potential love interests.
* {{DLC}}: In VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening, complete with [[ his own set of]] ImpossiblyCoolClothes.
* FragileSpeedster: As typical with lords, but as he's only fifteen he ups the "fragile" bit.
* TheGoodKing: [[spoiler:If he has an A-rank support with Lilina, the two will marry and Roy will be the king of the united Lycia.]]
* TheHero: In spite of his youth, he's able to recruit one of ''the'' largest casts in the series, he's pretty smart and savvy for his age, and faces down a guy who wants to wipe out humankind.
* ImprobableAge: He's just fifteen. While it's not ''too'' improbable given the medieval setting (and the fact that his dad was just two years older in ''Blazing Sword''), it's still impressive that he's commanding a number of seasoned veterans and generals. Zelot even remarks on it when he joins up.
* InfinityPlusOneSword and EleventhHourSuperPower: The [[TitleDrop Binding Blade]]/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sword of Seals/Sealed Sword]]. Singlehandedly turns Roy from an unpromoted Mercenary into a unit that can hold his own solo against the rest of the game. Bonus points if he gets an A support with Lilina. (It's also a very CoolSword, as it catches on fire during critical hits or ranged attacks.)
* NiceGuy
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Averted; although he's just as nice as his dad, he's much more savvy and down-to-earth.
* ObliviousToLove: 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.
* RedBaron: Young Lion.
* RedHeadedHero
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To his dad.
* TheSmartGuy: For his young age and lack of experience, Roy ''is'' pretty cunning in regards to politics (i.e.: [[spoiler:he discovers almost by himself that Elphin was the missing Prince Mildain under a SpoonyBard 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 [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy]]'s Seliph and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'s Avatar.
* TheLoad: 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.
* RoyalRapier: His starting weapon. Doubles as an AccidentalPun.

[[folder: Other Main characters]]
->''"Nonsense! I may be old, but I shall not lose to the young ones yet!"''
-->-- '''Marcus''' in a support conversation with '''Roy'''

->'''Class:''' Paladin

A senior knight of Pherae.
* BadassGrandpa
* CrutchCharacter: 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.
** CharacterSelectForcing: 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 [[FireEmblemAkaneia Jagen]], moreso than any other instance of the archetype ever.
* GrumpyOldMan: His C support with Roy seems to indicate this.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Roy and Lilina.

!!Alen ''(Alan)''
->'''Class:''' Cavalier

A young knight of Pherae recently given knighthood.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Cain]], fulfilling the red cavalier/green cavalier tradition.
* HotBlooded
* LeeroyJenkins: He sometimes gets accused of this by other characters (although, of course, the actuality is entirely up to the player).
* NaiveNewcomer: Is a fresh recruit.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's red to Lance's blue.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The Red Knight of this game.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier

A knight serving Pherae, but not from there by birth.
* BadassBookworm: Thoughtful and booksmart.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Abel]], true to the red cavalier/green cavalier tradition.
* MauveShirt: He sees ''himself'' as one; in one talk with Alen, Lance offers to be the cannon-fodder diversion should Roy ever need to flee quickly. Alen vehemently sets him straight on this.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's blue to Alen's red.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The Green Knight of this game.

!!Wolt ''(Walt)''
->'''Class:''' Archer

Roy's milk-brother and a soldier of Pherae. Also, the son of Rebecca from ''Blazing Sword''.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Gordin]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Insists on treating Roy with the deference due to a prince, despite how close they are.
* [[LikeASonToMe Like a Brother To Me]]: He and Roy were milk-brothers, as Rebecca was Roy's wet nurse, and they grew up about as close as the real thing.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

->''"...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'''

->'''Class:''' Knight

A member of the Armor Knights of Ostia, he was teaching Roy and the others in warfare when the conflict broke out.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He worries about Wendy more than he really needs to.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Draug]].
* KnightInShiningArmour: To Lilina.
* MightyGlacier / GeniusBruiser
* StoutStrength: His artwork shows that he's a little tubby.
* WarmUpBoss: Of the Tutorial map in the Extras menu.

->''"What... what impudence! Our army isn't so lenient that we would just take along some useless girl!"''
-->-- '''Merlinus''' referring to '''Clarine'''

->'''Class:''' Transporter

The man in charge of organizing the army's supplies and Roy's advisor.
* CommanderContrarian: Being much more cynical and world-weary than Roy, he tends to counsel prudence and sometimes objects to potential recruits, such as Clarine.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Malledus]].
* NonActionGuy: The only way in which he's more capable of self-defense nowadays is that he uses a cart, not a tent.
* OlderAndWiser: He's not as timid and fearful anymore as he was in ''Blazing Sword'', but he also...
* TookALevelInJerkass: To some extent, he's now very outspoken, distrusts many people, and behaves a bit harshly all-around.
* TheStrategist: For Roy.

!!Elen ''(Ellen)''
->'''Class:''' Cleric

A priestess from Bern and the LadyInWaiting of Princess Guinevere.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Cute little Elen is ''most displeased'' when she faces SinisterMinister Oro.
** ThisIsUnforgivable: She says it word by word!
* DefectorFromDecadence: Runs away from Bern with her lady in liege, Princess Guinevere.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Lena]].
* LadyinWaiting: She's this to Princess Guinevere, and it allows her to reach for Roy's BadassCrew when they're about to be re-captured by the Bernese...
* GlacierWaif: A defense stat of a measly 5%, but a ridiculous resistance stat to compensate for it.
* ProperLady
* WhiteMagicianGirl
* WomanInWhite

!!Princess Guinevere of Bern
->'''Class:''' Sage

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.
* BraggingRightsReward:[[She becomes playable after beating the game ''nine'' times. Her stats are all around fantastic, except in HP, and is the only Sage in the game that can use Light Magic.]]
* CainAndAbel: The half-sister and rival of King Zephiel, though she wishes things could be different.
* DistressedDamsel: Spends many of the early chapters being shuttled from one captor to the next.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Nyna]].
* [[spoiler:HeroicBastard: Zephiel was the son of the deceased King Desmond and his legally-wed wife Hellene. Guinevere was the daughter of Desmond and his mistress instead.]]
* [[spoiler:TheHighQueen [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Wearing The Queenly Mask]]: After Zephiel's defeat and death, [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning Guinevere is crowned as the Queen of Bern.]] Roy and Lilina worry that she won't have things easy, though.]]
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: According to her name's katakana spelling, it's pronounced "Ghi-ne-vir."
* LadyInRed
* TheOjou
* PluckyGirl
* RebelliousPrincess
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Roy seems to think so!
-->'''Roy''' (right before [[spoiler:Guinevere's AwesomeMomentOfCrowning]]): "She must be beautiful beyond words. Even when I first saw her, I couldn't believe that such a beautiful woman could exist.

!!Dieck ''(Deke)''
->'''Class:''' Mercenary

A leader of a band of Mercenaries hired by Marquiss Eliwood to serve Roy. Also was a gladiator in the past.
* {{Badass}}
* BigBrotherMentor: To [[spoiler:Klein]].
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Ogma]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a number of them all over his torso.
** CoveredWithScars
* JackOfAllStats
* LightningBruiser: Though his resistance could use some work, all his stats are very high, especially his HP.
* [[spoiler:ItsNotYouItsMe: Non-romantic version. Dieck saved a very young Klein's life, and as such he was employed and treated kindly by Pent and Louise. However, he notied how other Etrurian nobles looked down on him, so he left to not cause problems to the Reglays. Klein was very... hurt by that.]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Only in the artwork and sprite portrait; his battle sprite does have a shirt on.

!!Wade ''(Ward)''
->'''Class:''' Fighter

One of the mercenaries under Deke, he is from the Western Isles. Is a hot-head.
* BoisterousBruiser
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Bord]].
* HotBlooded
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Lot's Blue.

!!Lot ''(Lott)''
->'''Class:''' Fighter

One of the mercenaries under Dieck, he is from the Western Isles. Is calm and cool.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Cord]]
* GeniusBruiser
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Wade's Red.

!!Shanna ''(Thany)''
->'''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.
* ActionGirl: She rubs elbows with a band of tough mercenaries.
* BladeOnAStick: As typical for her class.
* {{Expy}}: Her early recruitment and association with Dieck harkens to [[FireEmblemAkaneia Caeda]], but her relationship to other recruitable Pegasus Knights puts her closer to [[FireEmblemAkaneia Est]].
* GenkiGirl: Bounces back quickly from criticism (as long as it's not Thite), usually with laughter.
* FragileSpeedster: As most Peg Knights are, though her measly constitution of 4 makes it worse than usual.
* LeeroyJenkins: Her supports with her mercenary comrades and older sister Thite are mainly them telling her not to rush ahead in battle.
* [[spoiler:RagsToRoyalty: If this mercenary ActionGirl from Ilia gets an A support with Roy, she can become the Duchess Consort of Pherae.]]
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Sister Girl]]: Not as much as some, but she does care a lot about Juno and Thite's opinion and accuses Thite of hating her when criticized.

->'''Class:''' Thief

A young man from a orphanage on the Lycia-Bern border, he has a strong dislike of Bern due to his past.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Had some insecurity about how close he was to Raigh and Lugh, given that they're identical twins. Lugh assures him that they consider him family just as much as they do each other.
* FragileSpeedster: He's a thief, so...
* {{Revenge}}: For [[spoiler:the OrphanageOfLove where he lived in, which was destroyed by the Bern Army]]. Seen the most in his supports with Elen, which force him to think twice about his feelings about the deal.
* ThreeAmigos: With Lugh and Raigh.
* {{Tsundere}}: When Lugh presses food onto him, Chad loudly declares that he's not going to do anything nice back. Then, in the B support, he gives Lugh some new shoes, not because he's being ''nice'', just because they don't ''fit''. (Lugh is not fooled.)

!!Lugh ''(Lou)''
->'''Class:''' Mage

A childhood friend of Chad, and Raigh's twin brother, he is the son of [[spoiler:Nino]] from ''Blazing Sword''.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Deliberately invokes this when it comes to fighting Bern.
* BoringButPractical: While Lilina has ridiculously high Magic and support bonuses to take advantage of, Lugh compensates with better availability and higher averages in HP and skill.
* {{Keet}}
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Raigh's blue.
* SquishyWizard: Though he has high skill and speed to compensate.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Raigh.
* TeachHimAnger: Does this to ''himself''. In spite of Chad's worries that Lugh is too nice to kill people, his supports with Miledy reveal that Lugh is driving himself forward by stoking his hatred of Bern.
* ThePollyanna: Like [[spoiler:his mother, Nino]]. Lugh is amazingly nice to everyone he meets, and while his worries and anger do show sometimes, on the whole he is very positive.
* WideEyedIdealist: Mostly, but his supports with Miledy subvert this -- he's deliberately staying angry at Bern so he can fight.
* ThreeAmigos: With Chad and Raigh.

->'''Class:''' Troubadour

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''.
* BigBrotherWorship: Towards Klein, hoo boy. She tells almost every man she talks to that they can't compare to her brother's skills or [[BrotherSisterIncest handsome looks]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: 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.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemJugdral Raquesis]].
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: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.]]
* TheOjou: Apparently a [[RichBitch Type 2]], but she can show [[SpoiledSweet Type 1]] traits too.
* PetTheDog: Her [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl friendship with Dorothy]].
* SpiritedYoungLady: She insists that she'll help the army in exchange for protection from Erik's forces while insisting that she maintain her ladylike standards.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Dorothy's tomboy.
* {{Tsundere}} - WellExcuseMePrincess: To Lance and Rutger.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Little Sister Girl]]: To Klein.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: A mounted one, with a few elements of FragileSpeedster.
** ThePaladin
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Rutger ''(Rutoga)''
->'''Class:''' Myrmidon

A mysterious swordsman who served as a mercenary for Erik, before switching sides to Roy.
* BerserkButton: Anything related with Bern sets him off.
* DiscOneNuke: 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 available 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 [[FireEmblemAkaneia Navarre]]; particularly notable in that he's the first ever playable outright Myrmidon[[note]]While the class did technically exist in the Jugdral games as the Swordfighter class, it was a functional blend of Myrmidon and Mercenary, with both Hero and Swordmaster possible promoted classes[[/note]], the class effectively spawned by Navarre's unusual-for-a-Mercenary build.
* FragileSpeedster --> GlassCannon: 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 ~38% crit chance against enemies, with an ''iron sword'', when promoted.
* HalfBreedDiscrimination: Inverted. [[spoiler:Though he lived in Sacae, he was spared in the Bulgar Massacre because the armies took him for a citizen of Bern.]]
* TheStoic: 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 [[spoiler:for killing his people]].
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:From Bulgar.]]

->'''Class:''' Priest

A Priest of the Church of St. Elimine and a shameless flirt.
* AgentPeacock: 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, related to [[spoiler:how she stole the Fire Emblem from Zephiel before running away.]]
* CasanovaWannabe: He flirts shamelessly with a villagewoman, Cecilia, Elen, and Igrene. Zero of them reciprocate.
* ChivalrousPervert: He did save one girl from being harrassed... by clinging to her harasser and posing as ''his'' jilted lover. The man fled, but so did the girl.
* HiddenDepths: He makes a fairly sincere statement of faith in his A support with Igrene and listens to her reasons for having none.
* JackOfAllStats: Trades Ellen's ridiculous resistance stats for a defense stat that actually exists.
* LetsGetDangerous: 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!"
* ManInWhite: As a man of the cloth.
* NumberTwo: To Yodel, who finds quite a bit of fault in his technique.
* NunTooHoly: ... This guy is supposed to be a priest, huh?
* RunningGag: Each flirtation begins with him praising God for this meeting with a beautiful lady.
* SexyPriest: Thinks of himself as such. The women he flirts with don't seem to agree.

->'''Class:''' Archer

Saul's bodyguard and a servant of the Church.
* ActionGirl: To Saul's NonActionGuy (until he promotes).
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Saul. His flirtatious behavior drives her up the wall.
* CowardlyLion: She actually dislikes battle and gets very nervous during it, but it doesn't stop her from guarding Saul or otherwise doing her job.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: She's not very confident in herself and wonders why she can't use healing staves. Jodel, Clarine, and General Percival help her see herself better.
* IAmNotPretty: When Clarine tries teaching her to be ladylike, Dorothy eventually says that she appreciates the effort, but Clarine has nothing to work with.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Clarine tries to invoke this and eventually decides that the problem is Dorothy's lack of confidence.
* {{Shorttank}}: In her interactions with Saul. They bicker a lot over his flirting and her opinion of flirtatious priests.
* ReligiousBruiser: A strong devotee of Saint Elimine.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Clarine's girly girl.

->'''Class:''' Nomad

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. She's also Dayan's granddaughter.
* ActionGirl
* [[TheChiefsDaughter The Chief's Granddaughter]]
* DisappearedDad: She asks Shin if her grandfather is alright, but not her father. [[DoomedByCanon Uh oh...]]
* EmotionlessGirl --> SugarAndIcePersonality: Inherited her father's [[TheStoic stoic streak]], it seems.
* FragileSpeedster
* HorseArcher: Something she discusses with Wolt (a foot archer) in their supports.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for the massacre of her clan, as she was supposed to protect them and was led into a trap by a traitor. Dayan helps her deal with it.
* NatureHero: Mother Nature and Father Sky figure big into her conversations. She likes hanging out among rocks and trees and rivers.
* TomboyPrincess: Especially if she marries Roy, since the Pherae nobles are said to be weirded out by her tomboy behavior.

!!Zelots ''(Zealot, Jerrot)''
->'''Class:''' Paladin

The Captain of the Illian Mercenary Knights, who was hired by Hector. They join Roy afterwards.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: [[spoiler:His long ending says he became the first King of Ilia.]]
* BoringButPractical: Having a second pre-promoted unit with a mounts during the timespan of his jointime is a godsend, especially in the Hard Mode.
* CrutchCharacter: Notable for being ''worse'' than Marcus, the game's Jagen.
* {{Expy}}: The Illian Mercenaries, when compared with the plot structure of the game, carry a lot of similarities to [[FireEmblemAkaneia Hardin and the future Wolfguard in FE1]].
* HappilyMarried: To Juno.
* IGaveMyWord: Ilian mercenary policy. Even though the Lycian Alliance is now led by a boy and Lycia has been curbstomped, Zelots joins anyway because that's who hired him.
* NiceGuy
* ManInWhite
* NonIndicativeName: Despite his name, he never acts like a [[KnightTemplar zealot]].
* ParentsAsPeople: He's barely had time to meet his and Juno's baby thanks to the war. He isn't happy about it.
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!!Trec ''(Treck)''
->'''Class:''' Cavalier

Noah's weird friend and a mercenary knight of Illa.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The chillest cavalier you'll ever meet; also, forgetful and weird practically to EruditeStoner levels (except that he doesn't appear to be on anything). His conversations with Gonzalez have to be seen to be believed, as it consists almost entirely of Gonzalez and Treck trying to remember each others' names.
-->'''Miledy''': Do you always forget people's names?
-->'''Treck''': It's a hobby.
* HeavySleeper: Repeatedly dozes off in his conversations with Zealot and Noah.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Noah.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier

Treck's calm friend and a mercenary knight of Ilia.
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Fir.
* NiceGuy: When Fir shows up at the arena looking for a fight, Noah sticks to ''non-''lethal combat, gives her the teaching she's after, and parts with some friendly advice.
* StoneWall: His strength and speed are kinda sub-par, but he still has a great niche in his durability and support bonuses with Fir, and can use Javelins without speed penalty after promotion.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Trec.

!!Astore ''(Astol, Astohl)'' [[spoiler:aka Gorlois ''(Gurlois)'']]
->'''Class:''' Thief

A spy for Ostia who hides his identity under the guise of a common Thief.
* BadassBeard
* FragileSpeedster: As a thief and an Ostian spy.
* IOweYouMyLife: To [[spoiler:Hector.]]
* [[spoiler:ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While his official name is Astore, alternate spellings like Astol and Astohl have been seen.
* StarCrossedLovers: With [[spoiler:Igrene]].
* [[spoiler:ThatManIsDead: Gorlois.]]

->'''Class:''' Mage

The daughter of Marquiss Hector of Ostia. She's childhood friends with Roy.
* ActionGirl: Of the BlackMagicianGirl kind.
* AllLovingHero: Have you seen how many people this girl can support with?
* BadassAdorable: A very cute girl, with a huge talent for anything related to Anima magic.
* BlackMagicianGirl
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Roy if they reach A support. They also have one of the quickest support growths, so this is easy to achieve.
* DaddysGirl: [[spoiler:Too bad she's the daughter of a SacrificialLion.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Sheeda]], though unlike the other expies in this game she's a different class than her inspiration.
* GlassCannon: Highest Strength/Magic growth in the game (75%), and slightly better Resistance than Lugh, but her other stats are either poor (HP, Defense, Skill) to mediocre (Speed).
* [[spoiler:TheHighQueen: Or rather, the High Marquess/Duchess of Ostia. In the end, Lycia unifies into a single country, with Lillina as its queen due to Ostia being the dominant state.]]
* TheIngenue
* MagikarpPower: Though she gets a free Thunder tome from Roy, Lugh is bound to be better than her by the time she joins up. She can surpass him thanks to her higher magic and luck coupled with her stupefyingly high support bonuses with Roy, but Lugh is easier to use overall.
* PluckyGirl
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* ThePollyanna: [[spoiler:She maintains her optimism in the face of betrayal, attempted assassination, and even her father's death.]] She becomes [[GenreSavvy well-aware]] that this isn't a good trait in some of her supports.
* TookALevelInBadass: 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.

->'''Class:''' Knight

A member of the Armor Knights of Ostia, and Bors' younger sister.
* ActionGirl
* BadassAdorable: Cutest Knight/General ever.
* GeniusBruiser: Not only is she cute, but she's qualified enough to be a member of a ''very'' [[OverratedAndUnderleveled prestigious]] guard.
* MagikarpPower: Subverted. Wendy starts with atrocious base stats, and training her up is nigh impossible. Should you spend time and effort however, she can become your [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative best Armor Knight]] - which still comes with [[MightyGlacier heavy]] [[CantCatchUp drawbacks]].
* PluckyGirl

!!Bath ''(Barth)''
->'''Class:''' Knight

A high-ranking Armor Knight of Ostia. Quite no-nonsense.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* GeniusBruiser
* MightyGlacier[=/=]StoneWall: Has the best HP growth (a guaranteed 100%) aside from the resident [[CuteMonsterGirl Manakete]] and tied with Lot for the best Defense growth, and has a pretty good Strength growth as well along with the highest constitution of all recruitable units (and the ability to use the Devil Axe unburdened), but his other stats are atrocious, especially his resistance base of 0 and a mere 2% growth.

!!Ogier ''(Oujay)''
->'''Class:''' Mercenary

A traveling mercenary hired by Ostia. Fights to aid his poor family.
* JackOfAllStats: Though with lower bases, availability and constitution than Dieck, he mostly gets the shit end of the usability stick.
* NiceGuy
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While his official name is Ogier, others call him Oujay.

->'''Class:''' Myrmidon

The daughter of Bartre and Karla, she is travelling the world to hone her skills, much like her mother.
* ActionGirl
* [[ChasteHero Chaste Heroine]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemJugdral Mareeta]].
* FragileSpeedster: Crossed with MagikarpPower. Her level may be 1, but she starts with a superb speed base and decent all-around growths, though Rutger and Karel will have higher constitution and strength.
* SkilledButNaive: She easily believes the bandit leader who tells her that Roy's army are the bandits in the Western Isles.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* UglyGuysHotDaughter

!!Sin ''(Shin)''
->'''Class:''' Nomad

A member of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae and Dayan's NumberTwo.
* {{Bishonen}}: Just look at his sprite portrait!
* JackOfAllStats: Higher strength and constitution than Sue, but less speed and luck, though they do possess the same maximized speed cap.
* TheStoic
* TallDarkAndHandsome

!!Gonzalez ''(Gonzales)''
->'''Class:''' Brigand

A bandit from the Western Isles, whose low intelligence leads him to be exploited by others.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His brutish looks cause people to reject him out of hand.
* ATeamFiring: Very strong, very durable, access to the +30 crit rate of Berserkers, and possesses enough constitution to use the Brave Axe unencumbered to couple with his above-par speed. All offset by his terrible skill and the overall poor accuracy of axes in this game.
* BeastAndBeauty: Mentioned in his supports with Lilina. "I ugly, you pretty... I not same as you."
* ButtMonkey: In his supports with Dayan.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* GentleGiant
* {{Gonk}}: One of the rare heroic Gonks in the series.
** FaceOfAThug
** TheGrotesque: His looks combined with his strength causes others to fear him.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: If supported with Lilina. It's also a good idea from a gameplay standpoint, as Lilina and Gonzales boost each others' rather lacking accuracy if they're supporting.
* HulkSpeak / YouNoTakeCandle: How he speaks.
* MeatShield: It's not uncommon for him to cap HP on promotion gains alone in Hard Mode.
* PowerUpLetdown: Depending on which route split you choose during the Western Isles arc, Gonzalez's level will differ when he appears. His stats, however, are unchanged either way, and his higher level variant has a lower axe weapon level, [[ViolationOfCommonSense making the higher-levelled version of him useless]], especially since his lower level route has an Arena to train on.

->'''Class:''' Pirate

A seafaring merchant turned to piracy to make ends meet. Also the younger brother of Geitz from ''Blazing Sword''.
* BadassLongcoat: Though only in his artwork.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife
* JackOfAllStats: A rare ''axe'' and Pirate version of it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JustLikeRobinHood

!!Klein ''(Klain)''
->'''Class:''' Sniper

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.
* TheAce
* {{Bishonen}}
* DefectorFromDecadence: Joins the Lycian Alliance when he realizes that he's been lied to about who the bandits are.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Jeorge]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He very strongly resembles both of his parents. On one hand, his facial features and structure are very much like Pent's, but on the other, he shares a hair color ''and'' a fighting class with his mother Louise.
* TheWisePrince

!!Thite ''(Tate, Thito)''
->'''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.
* ActionGirl
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: Towards both her younger and older sister, although she's not good at expressing it.
* BladeOnAStick
* CannotSpitItOut: She is very bad at expressing affection through words, to the chagrin of her younger sister and love interests.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Catria]], though her crush is instead on Klein.
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Averted. Though she admires Juno and is exasperated by Shanna, Thite is an accomplished flightleader in her own right.
* SubordinateExcuse: Talking to her with Shanna results in her turning neutral. If ''Klein'' talks to her, she joins.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: 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. Her A-level support with Klein cranks this UpToEleven.
* UndyingLoyalty: 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.

!!Lalum ''(Lalam)''
->'''Class:''' Dancer

A member of the Rebel forces on the Western Isldes under Echidna. [[spoiler:Also, the adopted daughter of Douglas, and the one who found a badly injured Elphin and rescued him from certain death.]].
* CloudCuckooLander
* FieryRedhead
* GenkiGirl
* LethalChef
* {{Odango Hair}}
* PluckyGirl
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: Depending on which village you visit first in chapter 9, either she will join you later or Elphin will.
* SpoonyBard: Like all Dancers, she has tiny HP and a purely supporting role in battle.

!!Ekhidna ''(Echidna)''
->'''Class:''' Hero

The leader of the Anti-Etruria rebellion on the Western Isles.
* ActionGirl
* AnAxeToGrind and HeroesPreferSwords
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* JackOfAllStats
* RebelLeader: She eats this trope for breakfast; most of her support conversations with people ''not'' from the Western Isles are recruiting attempts.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: Like Lalum and Elphin, you only get to recruit her in one version of chapter 11. In this case, the Ilia version.

!!Elphin ''(Elfin)'' [[spoiler:aka Prince Mildain]] [[spoiler:''(Myrrdin)'']]
->'''Class:''' Bard

A member of the Rebellion under Echidna. [[spoiler:Is actually the thought-to-be-deceased Prince Mildian of Etruia]].
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* {{Expy}}: He's got [[FireEmblemJugdral Claud's]] looks and [[FireEmblemJugdral Lewyn's]] plot significance.
* [[spoiler:FakingTheDead: He's actually Prince Mildain of Etruria, who was almost assassinated but managed to survive thanks to Lalam rescuing him. He decided to let his enemies think he was dead to try fighting back.]]
* IllBoy: Seems to have eyesight troubles. [[spoiler:It's an aftereffect of the poison that almost killed him.]]
* [[spoiler:GoodScarsEvilScars: Has one on his shoulder. Cecilia recognizes him because of that.]]
* GuileHero: In the resistance group, he is the brains, just like Echidna is the brawn and Lalam is the heart.
* MagicMusic
* MeaningfulName: His appearance is indeed ''elfin''.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: See Lalum. Regardless of who gets recruited, Elphin still appears as an [=NPC=].
* SpoonyBard
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Fae thought he was a girl.
* [[spoiler:TheWisePrince]]

->'''Class:''' Warrior

A powerful warrior from the Western Isles, searching for his daughter, Fir.
* BoisterousBruiser
* OlderAndWiser: Somewhat more subdued than in ''Blazing Sword'', but still very effective.
* OverprotectiveDad
* Schrödinger'sPlayerCharacter: Sensing a theme here? You get him instead of Echidna in the Sacae chapter 11.

!!Raigh ''(Lleu, Ray)''
->'''Class:''' Shaman

Lugh's twin brother, and a travelling shaman, learning more about Elder Magic. Is also the son of [[spoiler:Nino]] from ''Blazing Sword''.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* DontYouDarePityMe: In his supports with Sophia, she gives him a tome, but he returns it to her because he doesn't want her to think he's a beggar.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With [[spoiler:Niime]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold / {{Kuudere}}: He immediately gets snappish and cold when Chad asks why he's being nice.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With his brother Lugh.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Lugh's red.
* SiblingYinYang: With Lugh.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His Japanese name, Lleu, is often romanized as "Ray" due to how it is written in Japanese, which is due to the fact that "Lleu" actually pronounced "Lay." (The name is Welsh in origin.)
* SquishyWizard: None of his stats or growths are anything special compared to the average magic user in your army, and is also the only recruitable enemy in the game who doesn't get Hard Mode bonuses.
* {{Tsundere}}: Insists he's joining the Lycian Army for his magical studies, not to avenge Father and the orphans o-or anything!

!!Cath ''(Kath, Cass)''
->'''Class:''' Thief

A thief with a disdain for nobillity and who travels around the continent, looking for a big score.
* ActionGirl
* BraidsOfAction
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* [[spoiler:DoomedHometown: Her FreudianExcuse.]]
* FragileSpeedster
* InterGenerationalFriendship: With Bartre.
* JustLikeRobinHood: Steals only from castles, manors, and other noble habitations.
* LateCharacterSyndrome: She can be recruited only as early as Chapter 12, and as late as Chapter ''22'', though regardless, Chad and Astol will by then already have superior stats and/or constitution.
* [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech The Reason Nobles Suck Speech]]: Delivers one to Roy the second time they speak. She actually raises some very good points, leaving him stunned into silence.

!!Milady ''(Miledy)''
->'''Class:''' Wyvern Rider

Princess Guinevere's personal guard, whose loyalty to her mistress surpasses her loyalty to Bern. Older sister of Zeiss, and former girlfriend of Galle.
* ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}
* BladeOnAStick
* DefectorFromDecadence: She was a respected and high-ranking knight in Bern. In fact, Guinivere held off on fleeing as long as she did because she didn't want Milady's reputation to be harmed.
* DragonRider
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Minerva]].
* HardModePerks: She gets boosted stats from Hard Mode; however, unlike every other character who gets the bonus, you didn't fight her in any of the chapters in the game. She just flew to your army, and joined with her Hard Mode bonus right off the bat.
* LadyAndKnight: With Guinivere.
* MightyGlacier: Her class and base stats leans on this side; however, her growth is more on a FragileSpeedster side. With Hard Mode Bonus, she is a LightningBruiser, held back only by the painfully lacking speed cap of Wyvern Lords.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With Gale.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: She admonishes Guinivere for not realizing it.
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Perceval ''(Percival)''
->'''Class:''' Paladin

The Knight General of Etruria.
* BadAss: Unlike Cecilia, Percival actually has the stats and growths to back up his position. In fact, he's so awesome he will likely end up just as good, if not ''better'' than the other Paladins you've spent the entire game thus far training.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He eventually stops following Bern's orders -- not because he's fighting his own countrymen or decided that he should work with Cecilia, but because he was insulted by Zephiel delegating things to Narcian rather than allowing Etruria to handle their own issues.
* HardModePerks: Notable since he only retains the Hard Mode bonus if you recruited him in Chapter 15 instead of chapter 13.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your King]]: He capitulates to Zephiel's orders to keep King Mordred safe.
* KnightInShiningArmor
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Him and Lalam.
* TheStoic

->'''Class:''' Valkyrie

The Mage General of Etruria. Helped teach Roy the basics of warfare in the tutorial.
* BadassBookworm
* BadassInDistress: When she's defeated by [[spoiler:Zephiel]] and captured by Narcian. Once freed, Cecilia fully joins the group alongside Sophia.
* CoolBigSis: For Roy and Lilina
* DaddysGirl: Her grandpa and father are said to be quite protective of her, well into OverprotectiveDad judging by the story she tells to Saul.
* HotForStudent: If you give her and Roy an A support.
* LadyOfWar: Not only is she [[LadyOfBlackMagic a skilled mage]], but she also taught Roy his swordsmanship ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation even though she can't equip swords]]).
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: Her stats are rather low considering her role in her country's army. It also doesn't help that she's first usable in a ''desert chapter''.
* PluckyGirl: People didn't want her as the Mage General, but she persevered and won them over.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: She chooses to defend the people of Etruria rather than capitulate to the king's hostage-takers.
* SexyMentor
* TheWorfEffect: After being established as Roy's teacher, Mage-General, and the leader of the Etrurian resistance, she's [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown trounced in one hit]] by Zephiel. You know, in case you forgot what happened to Hector.

!!Sophia ''(Sofiya)''
->'''Class:''' Shaman

A priestess from the village of Arcadia, located in the Nabata Desert.
* TheCameo: Appears in a village in the penultimate chapter of ''Blazing Blade'', looking for the Archsage. She then gives you a Talisman and tells you to do your best to defeat Nergal.
* DarkisNotEvil
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrids: Half dragon, half human.]]
* LastGirlWins: She can marry Roy via supports.
** [[spoiler:MayflyDecemberRomance]]
* RapunzelHair: Lampshaded by Raigh in their A support:
-->'''Raigh:''' Hey, you over there! You! With the long dragging hair!
* ShrinkingViolet: With lilac hair and purple robes, too.
* SilkHidingSteel: Looks like a ProperLady in her blue dress and also is very shy, but there's a reason for her to be in the war. If she marries Roy, she's said to give pretty decent advice in regards to reconstructing Lycia.
* SquishyWizard: Has almost nonexistent Defense and low starting stats...
** MagikarpPower --> GlassCannon: But her growths are pretty decent, especially her Magic.

!!Igrene ''(Igraine)''
->'''Class:''' Sniper

The Guardian of Nabata, also the daughter of Hawkeye from ''Blazing Sword''.
* ActionGirl
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* [[spoiler:FlorenceNightingaleEffect: She found an injured and passed out Astol and nursed him back to health. They fell in love, but couldn't stay together.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: She used to be devoted to her god but got cynical on faith after the death of a loved one.
* LadyOfWar
* StarCrossedLovers: With [[spoiler:Astore]].
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Garret ''(Garett)''
->'''Class:''' Berserker

A brigand who roams the Etruria-Nabata borders. Is a bit of a cynic.
* BaldOfAwesome
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* KnightInSourArmor
* [[spoiler:SecretTest: His A-Support with Lilina suggests that he may have pulled one on her in their C-support.]]
* [[spoiler:YouAreWhatYouHate: His mother was killed by brigands when he was young, and he eventually tracked them all down and killed them. But, with nothing left in life, he eventually became one himself]].

!!Fae ''(Fa)''
->'''Class:''' Manakete

One of the last few Divine Dragons left in Elibe. Despite looking like a little girl, she's already ancient.
* BadassAdorable
* TheCameo: She makes an appearance in ''Blazing Sword'', [[spoiler:in the house in "Living Legend."]]
* CharacterSelectForcing: 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 [[TheLoad useless unit]].
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Tiki]].
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* KillerRabbit: Her usual form is of a cute little kindergartner. Her ''dragon'' form... is as fluffy and yellow and wouldn't look out-of-place in an Easter basket.
** TastesLikeDiabetes: Just seeing her (in ''both forms'') really makes you want to think about this.
* MightyGlacier: Very high stats in everything but Speed and (initially) HP. The latter makes her start off as a GlassCannon until her HP growth gets going.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Apparently young Divine Dragons look like a giant goose. Or something.
** FridgeHorror: [[spoiler:Idoun used to be one, and even in her twisted state she has features vaugely reminiscient of Fa.]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She's ''how many'' centuries old?]]
* RequiredPartyMember: She needs to survive in order to get both the Good and Best Endings. She's also required to participate in the last two chapters.
* SkilledButNaive
* TooAwesomeToUse: 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 ([[ThatOneAttack Bolting]], [[StandardStatusEffects status effect staves]]) run out their weapons.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: When Sophia tells her in support conversations that she will outlive all of her friends, Fae is very unhappy.

->'''Class:''' Mage

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.
* * {{Expy}}: His method of recruitment is the same as [[FireEmblemJugdral Beowulf's]].
* JackOfAllStats: A pre-trained Lugh at his highest base stats, though with a bit more HP.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
-->"He's just like his father... He tries to be bad, but he can't deny his kind heart..."
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Subverted -- unlike his father and grandmother, he uses anima magic rather than dark. [[spoiler:Actually, that's because Canas's wife/Hugh's dead mother [[BlackMagicianGirl was a Mage/Sage]]. (And if ''Blazing Sword'' is to be believed and [[MagikarpPower Nino's presence]] is a lead, she came from a very powerful clan of these). So it's more a case of Like ''Mother'' Like Son.]]
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse, you have to hire him for your group, and if you give him less money, he'll turn out to be less effective.
* [[MyBelovedSmother My Beloved Grandsmother]]: He views Niime as this.
* [[spoiler:RaisedByGrandparents: His father is Canas... [[MemeticMutation who was killed by continuity errors]].]]

!!Zeiss ''(Zeis)''
->'''Class:''' Wyvern Rider

A Dragon Knight of Bern under Gale, also the younger brother of Milady.
* DragonRider
* GeniusBruiser
* MagikarpPower: Okay, not as severe as Sophia, but he starts out at a low-level unit pretty late in the game, though does compensate by having about the same bases as Miledy minus a couple points in speed but with two more in strength and an extra point in constitution.
** MightyGlacier: If he manages to overcome it, with his growths that manage to make him parallel [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Haar]].

->'''Class:''' General

The Great General of Etruria.
* GeniusBruiser
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your King]]: Same with Perceval, though he refuses to switch sides until Aquelia is seized.
* MightyGlacier
* ParentalSubstitute: To Lalam.

!!Niime ''(Nimue)''
->'''Class:''' Druid

An eldery scholar of dark magic from Illa, known as the "Hermit on the Mountain". Is the mother of Canas and grandmother of Hugh.
* CoolOldLady
* HermitGuru
* SchrodingersGun: Roy's army encounters her whether they end up going to Sacae or Illia.
* {{Tsundere}}: An OlderAndWiser variation.

!!Juno ''(Yuno)''
->'''Class:''' Falcoknight

A former Flightleader of Illa, but she retired when she gave birth. Wife of Zealot and older sister of Shanna and Thite.
* ActionMom: She's the new mother of a baby girl.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Palla]].
* FauxActionGirl: A level 9 prepromoted Falcoknight with no weapons and lacking stats and growths, her only claim is her extra point of constitution, which ironically hurts her even more, since Peg Knights are mostly used for their rescue utility.
* LadyOfWar
* ParentsAsPeople: She was forced to leave her child and return to the battlefield, and isn't happy about it.
* PromotionToParent: Had to raise Thite and Shanna alone after their parents kicked it.
* Schrödinger'sPlayerCharacter: Dayan only appears on the Sacae Route, Juno only appears on the Ilia Route.

->'''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.
* [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother 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.
* BadassGrandpa
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Has many traits of this. Though it's really more like Magical Mongolian.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Does he ''look'' like someone who could have an adult granddaughter? Or somebody in his (presumably late) 50's? I thought not.
* ParentalAbandonment: The cause of this for Rath, due to a prophecy.
* Schrödinger'sPlayerCharacter: Juno only appears in the Ilia Route, Dayan only appears in the Sacae Route.

!!Jodel ''(Yodel, Yodl)''
->'''Class:''' Bishop

A Bishop of the Church of St. Elimine.
* BadassGrandpa
* CrutchCharacter: A level 20 Bishop with only "meh" stats to back up a maximized resistance stat that will end up useless in the endgame. Basically, your punishment for not being able to train Saul or Ellen for wielding Aureola.
* ManInWhite

->'''Class:''' Swordmaster

Fir's uncle. A retired Sacaean swordsman known as the "Sword Saint". He was once was known as the "[[BloodKnight Sword Demon]]" until finding enlightenment.
* {{Badass}}
* CrutchCharacter: Like a lot of the late-game pre-promotes, if you desperately need someone to wield [[InfinityPlusOneSword Durandal]], he can get the job done.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: See his ''Blazing Sword'' tropes for that particular horror show...
* EleventhHourRanger: Only if you obtain all the Divine Weapons (to proceed past chapter 22), and then visit his village with Fir or Bartre.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemJugdral Galzus]].
* MartialPacifist
* OlderAndWiser: Much calmer than he was in ''Blazing Sword'', and quite more powerful too.
* RedBaron: The Sword Saint, or Saint of Swords.
* UpToEleven: This version of Karel is famed for having the most preposterously high stat growths in the entire series[[note]]HP 210%, Strength 130%, Skill 140%, Speed 140%, Luck 120%, Defense 110%, Resistance 100%. Please pick your jaw up off the floor.[[/note]]. There is, of course, a catch... [[spoiler:he only gets to level up once.]]
* WarriorPoet

[[folder: The Lycian Alliance]]
!!Marquess Eliwood of Pherae ''(Eliwod)''
->'''Class:''' Paladin
* FlowerFromTheMountainTop: 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.
* IWasQuiteALooker: He is not ''ugly'', but it's clear that the work and stress affected his looks.
* IllBoy: Would've led the troops himself if not for his poor health.
* OlderAndWiser: He has become a...
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the leaders of the Lycian Alliance.
* RetiredBadass: He entrusts the job of generalship to his son Roy, although he is still classed as a Paladin.
* ShipSinking: His wife is never mentioned by name, and what little information is given is too vague to determine which of his possible wives in ''Blazing Sword'' it is (if she happens to be either of them). 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
->'''Class:''' General
* BadassBeard
* GeniusBruiser
* LargeAndInCharge: He wasn't exactly scrawny as a young man, but now he's built like an eighteen-wheeler.
* OlderAndWiser: Like Eliwood, he's now...
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb: He's killed a few chapters into the game as part of Bern's all-out assault. Though as a variation on the Cornelius Archetype, he's actually the father of the love interest rather than the lord.]]
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game thrice, and beat the trial maps.]]

!!Marquess Erik of Laus ''(Eric)''
->'''Class:''' Cavalier
* GenerationXerox
* LikeFatherLikeSon: His father betrayed the Lycian Alliance and fought Eliwood, too.
* TheQuisling
* SmugSnake

!!Marquess Orun of Thria

->'''Class:''' Shaman
* {{Expy}}: A visual throwback to [[FireEmblemJugdral Sandima]].
* InTheHood
* TheStarscream

->'''Class:''' Knight
* MeaningfulName: He's a traitor to Ostia who had been plotting to start a rebellion.

->'''Class:''' General
* WakeUpCallBoss: First promoted enemy in the game. On top of that, apparently nobody told Leygance that Generals are supposed to be slow, because he's packing some impressive speed. Furthermore, between his speed and his throne, his evasion is through the roof, and he still has all the defense one would come to expect from a hulking, armor-clad behemoth. Leygance does have the traditional weakness to armorslayer weapons, but well, good luck hitting him with one.
* TheQuisling

[[folder: Etruria]]
!!King Mordred of Etruria
* DistressedDude: Is held hostage by Bern at some point, to ensure the collaboration of his Generals (Perceval, Cecilia, and Douglas).
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: 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.]]
* MeaningfulName: Averted, believe it or not. He's named for [[KingArthur 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.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Until [[spoiler:Mildain's death]], he was this. [[spoiler:Most likely got better when Elphin revealed himself as Mildain and returned home after the war.]]

!!Advisor/Chancellor Roartz
->'''Class:''' General
* DirtyCoward
* EvilChancellor
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemJugdral Reptor]].
* SmugSnake

!!Arcard ''(Alucard, Arcardo)''
->'''Class:''' Paladin
* DirtyCoward
* {{Expy}}: Visual and plotwise throwback to [[FireEmblemJugdral Langobalt]].
* KarmaHoudini: Consider that he just runs away most of the time before his final appearance.
* VillainousBreakdown: Pretty much all of his lines involve completely freaking out as the Lycian Alliance approaches him.

!!Duke Nord of Almar
->'''Class:''' Druid
* DarkIsEvil
* PaletteSwap: Of Wagner.

!!Zinc ''(Zinque)''
->'''Class:''' General
* {{Jerkass}}/ItsAllAboutMe: Just read his battle quote:
-->The people are suffering...? Fools. What is that to me? Their purpose is to die in my service. I couldn't care less about the squeals of those worthless pigs.

!!Oro ''(Orlo)''
->'''Class:''' Bishop
* LightIsNotGood
* SinisterMinister: [[BewareTheniceOnes Saul]] calls him out on it, if you make the former strong enough to face the latter.
-->"You disgrace our Gods, and you'll pay for that!"

!!Robarts ''(Roberts)''
* BonusBoss/MiniBoss: Exists as an extra hurdle for Hard Mode of Chapter 11A.
* PaletteSwap: Of Erik.

->'''Class:''' General
* NamesTheSame: We apologize in advance for having you find out that [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening your son/daughter]] is associated with such a throwaway boss.
* PaletteSwap: Of Leygance.

!!Windham ''(Windam)''
->'''Class:''' Bishop
* LightIsNotGood
* PaletteSwap: Of Oro.

[[folder: Bern]]
!!King Zephiel of Bern ''(Zefhyr)''
->'''Class:''' King
* AncestralWeapon: The [[{{BFS}} Eckesachs]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He knocks out Cecilia, the Mage-General of Etruria, in one shot.
* BadAss
* BigBad
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* [[spoiler:BrokenAce]]
* CainAndAbel: With Guinevere. [[spoiler:Really sad, considering that as kids they were so close.]]
* ChildhoodBrainDamage: Inferred, and PlayedForDrama. 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 real world (such as mercury) can and do result in personality-warping brain damage, including paranoia, increased aggression, and decreased impulse control.
* TheCaligula
* DespairEventHorizon: Crossed it between ''Rekka no Ken'' and this game, when his father started poisoning him.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemAkaneia Hardin]] in Book 2.
* [[spoiler:FakingTheDead: His retainer Murdock arranged one of Desmond's assassination attempts to look successful and put the still-living Zephiel in a coffin.]]
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: His signature weapon is a sword that turns into a trident.
** '''And it can shoot lightning.'''
* LargeAndInCharge: He's physically larger than any non-dragon/monster unit in any of the three GBA games.
* [[spoiler:MisanthropeSupreme: He decides that humans are responsible for the world's evils, and that Elibe must be returned to the dragons.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan: When Desmond opened the coffin to make sure he was dead, Zephiel stabbed him.]]
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: [[spoiler: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."]]
* SlouchOfVillainy: In TheStinger of ''Blazing Sword''.
* SocialDarwinist
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:His father's abuse, insistence that he was a bastard, and repeated attempts to assassinate him killed Zephiel's goodness.]]
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:He is completely ungrateful to Hector for having saved his life twenty years ago, and he wasn't even a villain at the time.]]
* [[spoiler:UsedToBeASweetKid: That adorable, golden-haired child that Eliwood saved did not grow up well.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: 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.

!!Murdock ''(Murdoch)''
->'''Class:''' General
* AnAxeToGrind
* AntiVillain: He isn't evil on his own. Rather, he's been Zephiel's retainer since the king was a boy.
* TheCameo: Has three in ''Blazing Sword'': First, [[spoiler:in Four-Fanged Offense, when he warns his fellow soldiers against speaking too loudly against King Desmond.]] Second, [[spoiler:when he talks to Hellene about the attempt on Zephiel's life]]. Third, [[spoiler: in Cog Of Destiny, when he gives you the Warp staff as a reward for saving young Zephiel from the Black Fang).]]
* TheDragon: To Zephiel.
* [[spoiler:FakingTheDead: Was instrumental in setting up Zephiel's fake funeral plan.]]
* MightyGlacier: While he has excellent durability, capped strength, throne bonuses and an HP stat that surpasses the in-game unit cap, he's painfully slow to compensate.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Has more of a loyalty towards Zephiel than Bern.
* RagsToRoyalty: He's a highly respected military commander, second in command to Bern's army, despite his peasant heritage.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game six times]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Zephiel, since he was a child.

!!Brunya ''(Brenya, Brunja)''
->'''Class:''' Sage
* AntiVillain
* BrokenBird
* DarkActionGirl and LadyOfBlackMagic
* {{Expy}}: Of [[FireEmblemJugdral Ishtar]].
* SquishyWizard: She possesses decent skill and high magic to compliment her Bolting tome and gate bonuses, but is otherwise easy in comparison to some earlier bosses, especially with her tragically low HP.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Played straight, but [[spoiler:before engaging Roy's forces in Chapter 23, she gives her men ample opportunity to desert the battle without punishment if they wish, since it is basically a SuicideMission. Nobody leaves, though.]]
** MyMasterRightOrWrong: Her personal reasons for fighting on, combined with SubordinateExcuse.
* [[spoiler:NobleDemon]]
* TheUnfought: If the [[TrueFinalBoss True Ending]] is not reached.
* WomanInBlack

!!Narcian ''(Nacien, Narcien, Narshen)''
->'''Class:''' Wyvern Lord
* BadBoss: He dumps the Lycian Alliance on [[spoiler:Flaer's]] head and tells him that he should already be dead for failing once when he protests.
** Just a few chapters later, [[spoiler:Murdock inflicts the very same punishment on Narcian for ignoring Zephiel's orders to attack Arcadia, threatening to strip him of his rank if he doesn't stop Roy.]]
* TheCaligula
* DamageSpongeBoss: Uses a [[LifeDrain Runesword]] to try and tank his way to victory, which is, at least, irritating to work around.
* DragonRider
* DirtyCoward
* {{Expy}}: A clear one for [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Kempf]], as well as being part of the [[RecurringElement Michalis Archetype]]
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Attempts this on Clarine, but Rutger frees her and she joins Roy's cause. And he will ''not'' forget it.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Carries a Delphi Shield to negate extra damage from bows and Aircalibur.
** WrongGenreSavvy: He probably does not have enough speed to stop you from having a Thief swipe it, and he even invites you to try by also carrying a [[VendorTrash Blue Gem]].
* MeaningfulName: '''Narci'''an, [[{{Narcissist}} anyone]]?
* SmugSnake

!!Galle ''(Gale)''
->'''Class:''' Wyvern Lord
* AntiVillain
* BigBrotherMentor (to [[spoiler:Zeiss]])
* DragonRider
* {{Expy}}: The obligatory [[FireEmblemAkaneia Camus Archetype]], though his relationship with Milady parallels [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Arion]].
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Nothing can be done to recruit him. [[spoiler:In the main game. He can be used in the Trial Maps after beating the game enough times, but that's not much better.]]
* StarCrossedLovers (with [[spoiler:Miledy]])
* TallDarkAndHandsome

->'''Class:''' Knight

->'''Class:''' Knight

->'''Class:''' Wyvern Lord

A Bernese knight meddling in Etruria's politics surrounding the Western Isles.
* BaitAndSwitch: 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 [[spoiler:being dumped into the fray when the battle is going badly and his commander (Narcian) leaves]]. He's only fought once, though.
* TheCorrupter: One of possibly many in Bern's political conspiracy in Etruria.
* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat / YouHaveFailedMe]]

->'''Class:''' Hero
* PaletteSwap: Of Henning.

!!Ohtz ''(Oates)''
->'''Class:''' Sage

->'''Class:''' Paladin

->'''Class:''' Bishop
* PaletteSwap: Yet again, of Oro.

* PaletteSwap: Of Raeth.

->'''Class:''' Druid
* DarkIsEvil
* PaletteSwap: Of Ohtz.

[[folder: Bandits]]
->'''Class:''' Fighter

->'''Class:''' Brigand

->'''Class:''' Hero
* DifficultySpike: 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 [[LightningBruiser Rutger]] lay into him with a Killing Edge and pray.

->'''Class:''' Berserker
* DifficultySpike: Decent speed, high strength and crit rate, and the boss of the game's first FogOfWar chapter.

!!Scouran ''(Scollan)''
->'''Class:''' Brigand
* MiniBoss

->'''Class:''' Berserker
* PaletteSwap: Of Scott.

!!Maggie & Rose
->'''Class:''' Berserker
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s
* {{Gonk}}
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: As goofy as they (and their {{Expies}}) might seem, Maggie and Rose are both dangerous berserkers that are more than capable of wiping any unprepared unit left behind at the start of the map.
* PaletteSwap: Again of Scott, although similar-looking characters from later games take influence from these two rather than Scott.
* RunningGag: The rather low-key debut of the creepy, {{Gonk}}-y bandit twin characters.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* ZergRush: When they suddenly appear somewhere in the [[FogOfWar sandstorm]], they bring with them a ridiculous horde of mooks that slowly creep up from behind.

[[folder: Dragons]]
!!Aine ''(Ain)''
->'''Class:''' Manakete

The first of Bern's Manaketes that Roy's army encounters. Flaer leaves him behind as a nasty surprise to the forces that are storming Arcard's mansion.
* [[spoiler:[[ArtificialHuman Artificial Dragon]]]]
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: To say the least of what ''Hasha no Tsurugi'' did to crank the spectacle of his fight UpToEleven.
* BaitAndSwitch: Is the ''third'' and last boss to take a seat on the throne in chapter 12.
* FlatWhat: His death quote.
* KillItWithFire: It doesn't get more to the point than this battle quote:
--> "...Burn."
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* PaperTiger: Yes, he has high power and defence, but his low HP and resistance coupled with no ranged attacks absolutely destroys any threat he may have initially posed.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* WakeUpCallBoss: He's your first lesson in how to deal with enemy Manaketes. If you don't yet have someone skilled enough to equip [[InfinityPlusOneSword Durandal]], you'll have to be more creative.

!!Jahn ''(Yahn)''
->'''Class:''' Manakete

A mysterious stranger who's watching over an ancient shrine in the mountains of Bern. [[spoiler:He's a Dragon who fought in The Scouring, and had been sealed inside the same shrine where Idenn had been sleeping until Zephiel uncovered them. Seemingly impressed by Zephiel's [[AxCrazy murderous desire]] to give the continent back to the Dragons, Jahn entrusted Idenn and her powers to him.]]
* AboveGoodAndEvil: According to Jahn, Dragons(or at least Fire Dragons) are above such notions such as hatred, and revenge.
* [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate: He's been assisting Zephiel with matters pertaining to Idenn, including explaining her "purpose" to him. By extension, he facilitated all the bloodshed in the game.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He claims that dragons' and humans' minds inherently work differently. [[FridgeLogic Whether this is true or not is unclear]]; however, [[spoiler:even he was given pause when Zephiel explained his intent to [[MisanthropeSupreme subjudgate the human race in favor of the dragons]]. Jahn decides to roll with it regardless of Zephiel's trustworthiness.]]
* TheCameo: In ''Blazing Sword'' [[spoiler:during TheStinger]].
* ClimaxBoss
* DarkSkinnedRedhead
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Apparently so, if his official artwork is anything to go by
* DragonAscendant: Pun aside, Jahn was an aide of the long deceased Dragon king in the Scouring who survived into modern times.
* [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Boy]]: By the standards of humans Jahn is downright robotic, however he doesn't admit to not having emotions outright, but rather simpy not having them as strongly as humans.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Doesn't understand why Hartmut chose to spare Idenn, as Jahn would never let a threat to himself live.
* EvilRedhead
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Jahn calmy remarks that the humans have won again as he dies.
* FantasticRacism: Averted, see HumansAreTheRealMonsters.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Averted, despite telling Roy about the humans questionable deeds such as using reality warping weapons, and taking full advantage of the Dragon's weak manakete form, Jahn believes humanity won the battle of the species fair and square.
* IgnoranceIsBliss: [[spoiler:He believes himself to be last true dragon on Elibe. Roy tries to tell him about [[HiddenElfVillage Arcadia]] but he quits listening at the mention of humans and dragons co-existing.]]
* LastOfHisKind: The last Fire Dragon left. [[spoiler: On Elibe.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "The Last Dragon".
* MrExposition: His purpose (mostly) is to [[InfoDump explain the story of The Scouring]] and then be a boss fight.
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]
* KickTheDog: Even though it was too survive, mentally breaking a neutral Dragon girl to forcibly use as a weapon is pretty horrible.
* KillItWithFire
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A Fire Dragon
* PaperTiger: There's only so much his stout defenses can do to prevent being ripped apart by the Divine Weapons.
* [[Really700YearsOld Really Over 1000 Years Old]]: And a participant in The Scouring. [[spoiler:He's spent all the time since then holed up in Bern's Dragon Shrine, healing his wounds.]]
* TheRemnant
* {{Trickster}}: Decides to explain The Scouring to Roy... if he proves worthy. This entails [[FakeLongevity making him tediously seize 6 thrones in a row on a linear path]].
* TheUnfought and TheUnseen: Becomes these if you missed or used up one of the Legendary Weapons or if Fae dies; the game instead ends with the battle against Zephiel.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: On another level entirely, he makes no appearances whatsoever in ''Hasha no Tsurugi'' (further explanation below).
* WorthyOpponent: Views humanity as such, not even having any hard feelings about the whole wiping his species out of existence.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: While the ''Demon Dragon'' is understandably viewed as a inhumane experiment, and horrifying weapon, to the Fire dragons such as Jahn it is a symbol of hope.

!!Idenn ''(Idoun, Idun)''
->'''Class:''' Demon Dragon

A strange cloaked girl who is always lurking at Zephiel's side, and controls Bern's Manaketes. It's eventually deduced that she's the infamous Demon Dragon described in lore of The Scouring, whose defeat by Hartmut ended the war.

The truth of the matter [[spoiler:is more disturbing. She was a Divine Dragon who, against her will, was stripped of her soul ([[MoralEventHorizon by other dragons, no less]]) and made an obedient EmptyShell with the power to [[MookMaker create artifical "war dragons" en masse]]. The Eight Heroes were so disgusted to find that the apparent "leader" of their enemy was a tortured child, that Hartmut held back and merely rendered Idenn unconscious with the Binding Blade. Unfortunately, Zephiel not only woke Idenn from her thousand-year sleep, but discovered how to make himself her new master.]]
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Subverted. She was crucial to Zephiel's EvilPlan but had no will of her own. Jahn is the true villain of the story.]]
* [[spoiler:DragonTheirFeet: She escapes the final battle of the war to carry out Zephiel's will. You're only given the chance to stop her if you have all the Divine Weapons and Fae intact.]]
* EmotionlessGirl
** [[spoiler:EmptyShell]]
* FightOffTheKryptonite: The Demon Dragon does not take aggravated damage from most dragonslaying weapons, including the legendary ones. The one ([[NoKillLikeOverkill utterly absurd]]) exception is the Binding Blade.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Two of them: a blink-and-you'll-miss-it glimpse of her true form at the end of the intro, and [[spoiler:in chapter 21, Idenn very briefly shown with her cloak off when Roy sees Hartmut's memories.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: If the perfect ending is achieved by defeating her with Roy.]]
* InTheHood: Until [[spoiler:right before the final battle.]]
* LadyOfBlackMagic
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Dark Priestess".
** DarkReprise: [[spoiler:"Shaman in the Dark" after she transforms]], and it was already a sad song to begin with.
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:Was defeated by Hartmut, who decides to have mercy on her. Is awoken by Hartmut's descendant [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished to start causing destruction again]].]]
* [[spoiler:MacGuffinGirl: What Jahn sees her as.]]
* [[spoiler:MookMaker: She creates all of the enemy Manaketes faced during the game, excluding Jahn.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Par for the course.
** ClippedWingAngel: For being a TrueFinalBoss however, she's rather... [[AnticlimaxBoss disappointing]]. She has ''less'' HP than Jahn, and doesn't even have a ranged attack. It doesn't help that you're [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere swimming in Dragon-destroying weapons]] (which is in fact a requirement to face her in the first place).
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* PaperTiger: So badly, that even if Roy's stats were at base level (including promotion gains), [[ he could still take off 75% of her health with Dancer/Bard assistance]], due to Idenn being a ClippedWingAngel and the Binding Blade being just that uber.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:What Hartmut chose to do with her.]] Until Zephiel re-awoke her.
* [[spoiler:TragicMonster: Had her ''soul taken out'' by her own people, so that her ability to create artifical war dragons could be exploited against the humans.]]
* TrueFinalBoss: If you fulfill the conditions to continue past chapter 22 (see Jahn). If not, she's TheUnfought.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In ''Hasha no Tsurugi'', she makes an attention-grabbing appearance shortly before the Etrurian Army marches on Bern, and... her role in the plot is then [[LeftHanging quietly tossed out the window]] with no resolution. Furthermore, [[spoiler:the manga chooses to end Roy's subplot based on ''the bad ending of the game'' where Idenn escapes without a trace of her whereabouts]]. While this actually makes sense in the context that [[spoiler:a third party prevents Roy's group from obtaining all but one of the Divine Weapons]], and that Roy was not the main character of the manga anyway, the way it's handled leaves a bit to be desired.