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The sixth game in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series, the first one in the [[VideoGame/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.
* AChildShallLeadThem: He's even younger than Eliwood was in Rekka no Ken, shunted into leadership of the Lycia League because of his father's illness.
* AFatherToHisMen: Ironically considering he is very nearly the youngest in the army, but his support conversations with the Pheraean soldiers, particularly Marcus and Alen, show his deep concern for their welfare.
* {{Adorkable}}: Particularly shows in his scenes with [[ChildhoodFriends Lilina]].
* 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.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Lilina, if the player pairs him with her.
* TheChosenOne: The fated wielder of the Binding Blade, a sword stronger than even the eight legendary weapons of Elibe.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Vows to protect Lilina forever, [[spoiler: as per Hector's dying wish]].
* {{Determinator}}: What else would you call a kid who leads what is essentially a militia against the most powerful empire on the continent?
* {{DLC}}: In VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening, complete with [[http://i.imgur.com/Av7X7.png his own set of]] ImpossiblyCoolClothes. Also returns to the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' roster this way in the fourth installment.
* FragileSpeedster: As typical with lords, he's quick enough to double-hit most opponents right from the start and won't get hit very much. But when he does get hit...game over.
* FrontlineGeneral: Several of his support conversations revolve around his insistence on not staying to the rear lines where it's safer.
* 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. Even for a medieval setting, this raises eyebrows. Zelot comments on Roy's youth when he teams up with the Lycian League, and Deke worries that Roy will be too inexperienced to properly lead an army (but seeing his performance assauges those doubts).
* 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.)
* {{Irony}}: Roy is very strongly associated with and even [[PlayingWithFire uses fire]], [[spoiler:but the closest thing he has to a canon mother makes him part ''[[AnIcePerson ice]]'' dragon]].
* KidHero: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Brunnya, who points out that despite his youth, he’s already undergone more hardships than many of the grown adult villains he’s faced.
* MagikarpPower: Post-promotion. After being a rather mediocre unit for the majority of the game, gaining the titular [[EleventhHourSuperpower Binding Blade]] gives him some outstanding growths right off the bat. The downside of this is that you’re given a very narrow window of time to make him rack up on experience ([[spoiler:if you’re not aiming for the GoldenEnding, he gets all of ''one'' chapter to level up sufficiently, but if you do aim for it, he gets about three, which is still a criminally low time]]). Should you take the time to cap out his levels 20/20 (and provided the RandomNumberGod is generous enough to you), the end result is one of the most absurdly broken units in ''the entire franchise'', [[https://41.media.tumblr.com/1bda50f15f791f5a751fedd009594bef/tumblr_inline_noj5pylmdI1rnh5u1_540.png like such]].
* NiceGuy: His defining trait. Roy is one of the kindest, most selfless characters in the entire series, and arguably the most mild-mannered Lord character.
* 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.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Potentially. [[spoiler:If Eliwood married Ninian in the prequel, Roy is one-quarter ice dragon.]]
* RedBaron: Young Lion.
* 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 Elfinn was the missing Prince Mildain under a SpoonyBard disguise.]])
* 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: He's really getting up there, but he's still a capable knight general.
* BladeOnAStick: Comes with a [[InfinityMinusOneSword Silver Lance]].
* 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: Because of his slow growth and just okay base stats, you won't be using him much past the first couple of chapters. However, Binding Blade's hard mode pretty much forces you to use him, as his CrutchCharacter status is taken up a notch. Thankfully, his base stats are just enough to weaken, but not kill the pirates.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Jagen]], moreso than any other instance of the archetype ever.
* GrumpyOldMan: His C support with Roy seems to indicate this.
* OldRetainer: Has served Pherae since the days of Roy's grandfather.
* OlderAndWiser: One of the characters returning from Rekka No Ken. The "older" is much more obvious than the "wiser," mostly because he was already an adult mentor in the previous generation and quite wise at the time.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Roy and Lilina.

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

A young knight of Pherae recently given knighthood.
* TheBigGuy: He sees himself as such, and it's why he's so aggressive in battle. He figures if he holds back at all, the army will appear weak.
* DeadlyTrainingArea: He goes through swordstroke exercises in the middle of active battlefields.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Cain]], fulfilling the red cavalier/green cavalier tradition.
* HotBlooded: In contrast to Roy and the more cool-headed Lance.
* LeeroyJenkins: He sometimes gets accused of this by other characters (although, of course, the actuality is entirely up to the player). In support conversations with Roy, he makes it clear that his tactical acumen begins and ends with a frontal attack.
* LightningBruiser: Among the cavaliers, he has the best strength growth, but still perfectly adequate speed and defence growths.
* 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: He makes careful notes of the battles he participates in and reads books on tactics in his free time.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Abel]], true to the red cavalier/green cavalier tradition.
* FragileSpeedster: Among the cavaliers available in ''Binding Blade'', he has the best speed growth but weakest defence growth.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Explains why the weapons triangle works how it does in a support conversation with Lot.
* MoreExpendableThanYou: He sees ''himself'' as a MauveShirt; 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.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Plays against Lot in their B support, though with setting-specific pieces like 'Archer.' (Though he says it's required of Pherae's knights.)
* 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 [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Gordin]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He insists on treating Roy with the deference due to a prince, despite how close they are, and doubts his usefulness to the army due to his choice of weapon.
* InsultBackfire: Roy scolds him for acting like Marcus and Merlinus (as in a formal old fussbudget). Wolt takes it as high praise.
* TakeUpMySword: Marcus says that he wants Wolt to replace him as Roy's chief retainer after he retires.
* TeachMeHowToFight: He already knows how to fight with a bow, but asks Marcus for sword training. Marcus tells him that he's too old and he's already skilled at what he knows.

->''"...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 Gwendolyn more than he really needs to.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Draug]].
* KnightInShiningArmour: To Lilina.
* LanternJawOfJustice: To the point where some players consider it his primary attribute.
* StoneWall: Aside from good Defense, Bors has a shockingly high speed growth for a knight at 40%, so unlike most other members of his class in this game he can actually avoid being doubled by most other units. His strength growth on the other hand is uncharacteristically awful, to the point of being on par with the likes of [[FragileSpeedster Shanna and Sue]].
* 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 [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Malledus]].
* TheLoad: Uses up a unit slot and can't fight. Less so than in ''Blazing Sword'', though, since your other units can still send stuff to storage if he's not deployed.
* 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 Guinivere.
* 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 Guinivere.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Lena]].
* LadyInWaiting: She's this to Princess Guinivere, and it allows her to reach for Roy's BadassCrew when they're about to be re-captured by the Bernese...
* GlacierWaif: In an anti-mage sense, Elen has excellent resistance and garbage speed. In a physical sense, however, she also has garbage defense.
* MinMaxing: The absolute best Luck and Resistance in the game coupled with a decent magic growth make her a good healer, but her awful speed growth and nigh non-existent defense make her a risky prospect for a combat unit.
%%* ProperLady
%%* WhiteMagicianGirl
%%* WomanInWhite

!!Princess Guinivere 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: [[spoiler: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]].
* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Zephiel was the son of the deceased King Desmond and his legally-wed wife Hellene. Guinivere was the daughter of Desmond and his mistress instead.]]
* TheHighQueen: [[spoiler:After Zephiel's defeat and death, [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning Guinivere 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."
* TheOjou: Of the ProperLady variety.
* PluckyGirl: Moreso when she was a child, but age hasn't diminished her spirit all that much.
* RebelliousPrincess: She was opposed to Zephiel's actions from the start, and defects as soon as she gets the opportunity, taking the Fire Emblem with her.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Roy seems to think so!
-->'''Roy''' (right before [[spoiler:Guinivere'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 Marquess Eliwood to serve Roy. Also was a gladiator in the past.
* BigBrotherMentor: To [[spoiler:Klein]].
* CoveredWithScars: His face and torso are heavily scarred. [[spoiler:He got them when rescuing a very young Klein from an escaped lion in an arena.]]
* CrutchCharacter: Although not to the same extent as Marcus or Zelot. His growths aside from HP are poor for an unpromoted unit, but he comes with extremely good base stats at level 5 in the second chapter, making him essentially one of two {{Disc One Nuke}}s (the other is Rutger).
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Ogma]].
* AFatherToHisMen: He can support with all the members of his band (as well as Rutger and Clarine) and their conversations are dominated by his efforts to advise and protect them: He urges Wade to pay more attention to his surroundings and not rely on brute strength to always win the day; he tells Shanna to fight as part of a team rather than over-relying on her flight and speed; he teaches Lot to not take employers at face value, because they may not have their mercs' best interests at heart; he tries to help Rutger escape the death-grip that revenge has on him; Clarine... [[TheGadfly well, he tolerates her.]]
* JackOfAllStats: He starts in the mercenary class, which tends to fall in between the [[FragileSpeedster fast but fragile myrmidon]], [[StoneWall tough but slow knight]], and [[MightyGlacier hard-hitting but spongy fighter]]. His stat growths also support this, as he's unlikely to cap any single stat except possibly skill, but will probably get all but resistance to 20+ once promoted to hero.
* JadeColoredGlasses: He's had a rough life as a mercenary, and he views all employers with distrust. He's the last of the mercenary band to trust Roy as a leader, though this only is made clear in his supports with Lot.
* LightningBruiser: Though his resistance could use some work, all his stats are very high, especially his HP.
* ItsNotYouItsMe: Non-romantic version. [[spoiler:Dieck saved a very young Klein's life, and as such he was employed and treated kindly by Pent and Louise. However, he noticed 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.
* AnAxeToGrind
* BoisterousBruiser: Likes little so much as hitting a foe as hard as he can.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Bord]].
* HotBlooded: Has an unfortunate tendency to brush off Dieck's orders to maintain situational awareness in combat.
* 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.
%%* AnAxeToGrind
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Cord]].
* GeniusBruiser: He has an extensive knowledge of things such as [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall the weapon triangle,]] and apparently [[SmartPeoplePlayChess plays the Fire Emblem equivalent of chess]] in his spare time.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Wade's Red.
* UnableToSupportAWife: It is strongly implied that the reason he is working as a mercenary in the first place is so he can marry Wade's sister Mary.

!!Shanna ''(Thany)''
->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight

A Pegasus Knight of Illa who, as customary of their people, is working 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 [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Caeda]], but her relationship to other recruitable Pegasus Knights puts her closer to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Est]].
* GenkiGirl: Bounces back quickly from criticism (as long as it's not Thite), usually with laughter.
* FragileSpeedster: As speedy as most Pegasus Knights are, though her measly constitution of 4 is even worse than usual. Whenever someone reminds her of this, she says that she's too fast to be hit.
* LeeroyJenkins: Her supports with her mercenary comrades and older sister Thite are mainly them telling her not to rush ahead in battle.
* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler:If this mercenary ActionGirl from Ilia gets an A support with Roy, she can become the Duchess Consort of Pherae.]]
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Not as much as some, but she does care a lot about her siblings 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.
* DismissingACompliment: Raigh complains about this in their B support and says that Chad shouldn't talk himself down so much when they're with Roy.
* GlassCannon: He has the highest Strength growth of all the thieves, so he can graduate from FragileSpeedster to this.
* HiddenDepths: His dexterity makes him a talented artist as well as a thief.
* PromotionToParent: He was the eldest orphan, so he tries to take over this role even though his environment accuses him of being too young to really make it work.
* {{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: He's even younger than Roy, but he's a very gifted mage and very WiseBeyondHisYears.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Chad thinks Lugh is too nice to be on a battlefield. Lugh ''is'' nice, but he's determined to stop Bern and insists on fighting them.
* BoringButPractical: While Lilina has ridiculously high Magic and support bonuses to take advantage of, Lugh compensates with better availability and [[JackOfAllStats higher averages in HP, skill, and speed]].
* ChildMage: Elen and Melady are both shocked by his youth.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Raigh tries his JerkassFacade in a support conversation, Lugh just laughs at it and warns him that he's going to have a hard time making friends if he pretends to care less than he really does.
* GenerationXerox: A gender-flipped carbon copy of his mother, both in behavior and in gameplay terms.
* {{Keet}}: Much to Raigh's annoyance, though he does tone down a lot in their shared supports.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Raigh's blue.
* SquishyWizard: Though he has high skill and speed to compensate.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Raigh.
* 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.
* TeachHimAnger: Does this to ''himself''. In spite of Chad's worries that Lugh is too nice to kill people, his supports with Melady reveal that Lugh is driving himself forward by stoking his hatred of Bern.
* ThroughHisStomach: Half of his support conversations are him bringing baked goods to the other person (or their dragon, in Melady's case).
* WideEyedIdealist: Mostly, but his supports with Melady 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 Marquess Erik of Laus, but freed by Rutger. Also, the daughter of Pent and Louise from ''Blazing Sword''.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Her supports with Rutger come across as this.
* 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.
* DeadpanSnarker: She has ''quite'' a vicious wit that shows up in several of her speaking roles, most notably in her conversation with Narcian:
-->'''Narcian''': Lowborn?! Me?! You would compare ''[[{{Narcissist}} ME]]'' to a peasant?!
-->'''Clarine''': Oh, heavens no. I would sooner compare you to a filthy, disease-ridden mutt!
* DefrostingIceQueen: In her supports with Rutger.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Raquesis]].
* FragileSpeedster: She has somewhat low HP and almost nonexistent defense... all compounded by insane growths in speed and luck. Clarine is rather famous in the fandom for having some of the best dodge rates in the entire series, if not ''the'' best. Once she gains a few levels, she's practically indestructible.
* 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.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Rutger seems to consider her this, considering his A-support has him asking her to stick around because she makes him smile and laugh.
* {{Ojou}}: On the surface, she's the RoyalBrat type, but she can show elements of the ProperLady when shamed into it.
* ThePaladin: Subverted. She fits the class archetype, but she has no interest in fighting for any cause, good or otherwise. She's only looking for her brother, getting dragged into Roy's conflict with Bern in the process.
* PetTheDog: Her [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl friendship with Dorothy]].
* RescueRomance: Her supports with Rutger can be seen as this, seeing how they're first introduced when Rutger helps her escape from Bern, though like anyone whose name isn't Roy, they don't have a paired ending.
* SkewedPriorities: When Klein asks what kind of a person Roy is, she starts talking about his dress sense. Klein rephrases.
* SpoiledSweet: She can be bratty at times, but she's a genuinely sweet girl deep down, especially in her supports 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}}: To Lance and Rutger.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: To her brother Klein.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: She catches this from Rutger, Lance, and even Klein in her supports with them.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: A mounted one, though she can learn anima magic when she classes up, turning her into more of a RedMage.

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

A mysterious swordsman who served as a mercenary for Erik, before switching sides to Roy.
* BelligerentSexualTension: His supports with Clarine have shades of this.
* BerserkButton: Anything related with Bern sets him off.
* CriticalHit: A staple amongst Myrmidons, but Rutger in particular has earned himself the FanNickname "Critger", since his high skill, Hard Mode bonuses, and support with Clarine make this practically a spam move for him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Once in a while, he displays a very dark, deadpan sense of humor.
* DiscOneNuke: His high skill and speed, coupled with 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 [[VideoGame/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: As with all Myrmidons and Swordmasters, though Rutger has pretty high defenses and hit points for his class, making him closer to LightningBruiser.
* 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.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's distant and aloof, but he did rescue Clarine, apologizes to her when he accidentally makes her cry in their B-support, and tries to encourage Fir to be herself rather than emulating him.
* PerpetualFrowner: His portrait shows him scowling, and throughout the ''entire game'' he laughs or smiles ''once'' -- in his A-support with Clarine.
* RescueRomance: With Clarine, arguably, but no paired ending.
* {{Revenge}}: He releases Clarine and joins Roy's army solely to get back at Bern [[spoiler:for killing his people]]. Deconstructed in that [[spoiler:revenge has become so central to his life he can't ''begin'' to imagine what he'd do when he finally does get it; that he knows walking down this path is going to end poorly for him; and that he thinks he [[NoPlaceForMeThere can never come back from it, so he has no choice but to see it out to the end.]]]]
* TheSocialDarwinist: [[spoiler:The slaughter of his people]] taught him that only the strong survive, contributing to his desire to ''be'' the strongest.
* TheStoic: The man's nigh unfazeable. "Nigh" because Bern and Clarine exist.
* 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 Guinivere 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.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's actually a pretty good, competent priest who knows what is good and what is so unforgivable that only death will suffice (the latter's example is Oro), but in the same time, he's also a shameless flirt who hits on women under the guise of "preaching". His superior (Yoder) saw through that and entrusts him with dangerous, serious missions. Saul completes all his missions properly, while still hitting on women (without success).
* CasanovaWannabe: He flirts shamelessly with a villagewoman, Cecilia, Elen, and Igrene. Zero of them reciprocate.
* ChivalrousPervert: He did save one girl from being harassed... 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 Elen's ridiculous resistance stats for actual defense and speed.
* 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.
* MistakenForGay: The aforementioned ChivalrousPervert incident.
* NumberTwo: To Yoder, 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. That being said, he is pretty attractive for a priest.

->'''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. Yoder, Clarine, and General Perceval 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: Is more than willing to enter the fray with her bow and arrows.
* TheChiefsDaughter: She is the granddaughter of the leader of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae.
* DisappearedDad: She asks Sin if her grandfather is alright, but not her father. [[DoomedByCanon Uh oh...]]
* EmotionlessGirl: Appears to be stoic and uninterested in anything but the natural world. Her supports with Sin and Dayan reveal that she does feel deeply about the fate of her clan.
* FragileSpeedster: Her speed growth is insane and she'll pretty much double-hit everything forever, but her defensive stats are poor.
* 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.
* OutdoorsyGal: She likes hanging out among rocks and trees and rivers.
* TheStoic: Inherited her father's stoic streak, it seems.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Like her father Rath and tribesman Sin, Sue tends to be very quiet. She's very sweet to the people she likes, however.
* TomboyPrincess: Especially if she marries Roy, since the Pherae nobles are said to be weirded out by her tomboy behavior.

!!Zelot ''(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 mount during the timespan of his joi-time is a godsend, especially in Hard Mode.
* CrutchCharacter: Pretty much the same deal as Marcus, Zelot has marginally better stats in exchange for joining much later, and even worse growths. He doesn't join late enough to be completely useless, but late enough such that many of your characters are already starting to catch up with Zelot.
* {{Expy}}: The Illian Mercenaries, when compared with the plot structure of the game, carry a lot of similarities to [[VideoGame/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, Zelot joins anyway because that's who hired him.
* NiceGuy: His sense of honor saves Roy's bacon shortly after the Lycian army arrives in the Isles.
%%* 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 Trec trying to remember each others' names.
-->'''Melady''': Do you always forget people's names?
-->'''Trec''': It's a hobby.
* HeavySleeper: Repeatedly dozes off in his conversations with Zelot and Noah.
* StoneWall: He has the best defence and luck growths among the cavaliers.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Noah.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier

Trec's calm friend and a mercenary knight of Ilia.
* DorkKnight [[KnightInShiningArmor In Shining Armor]]: In combat, he looks like a calm and reserved mercenary knight. When it comes to Fir, he's shy and kind of awkward.
* 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.
* JackOfAllStats: Among the four cavaliers, he has the most average stat growths, though sadly hampered by a low strength. He still has a great niche in his durability and support bonuses with Fir.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Trec.

!!Astolfo ''(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: It's a narrow chinstrap.
* DrowningMySorrows: Hector's death really took a heavier toll on him than you'd expect...
* FragileSpeedster: He follows the standard thief archetype, but his defenses are slightly better than average.
* IOweYouMyLife: To Hector, who found him looting Castle Ostia and hired him instead of punishing him.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: [[spoiler:He left Arcadia after fending off bandits, leaving behind Igrene. As an Ostian spy, he denies any claims that he was Gurlois because he knew that she would be in danger should his enemies know.]]
* TheSneakyGuy: Both by game mechanics as a thief, and In-Universe as an Ostian spy.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While his official name is Astolfo, alternate spellings like Astol and Astohl have been seen.
* StarCrossedLovers: With [[spoiler:Igrene]].
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:He tells Igrene that Gurlois was devoured by the Nabata Deserts and wanted Igrene to move on and forget all about it.]]

->'''Class:''' Mage

The daughter of Marquess Hector of Ostia. She's childhood friends with Roy.
* ActionGirl: A magic user who willingly joins the fight immediately after being freed.
* AllLovingHeroine: 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.
* BenevolentMageRuler ''and'' TheHighQueen: [[spoiler:Or rather, the Benevolent Mage High Marchioness/Duchess of Ostia. In the end, Lycia unifies into a single country, with Lilina as its queen due to Ostia being the dominant state. Plus, should she marry Roy, they become the RulingCouple of the new Lycian Realm.]]
* BlackMagicianGirl: She has the potential to be your best magic user in terms of raw power.
* 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 [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Caeda]], though unlike the other expies in this game, she's a different class than her inspiration.
* FirstGirlWins: Comes to believe this shall be the case in her supports with Marcus, and if the player decides to pair her with Roy, she turns out to be right.
* 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).
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To Roy, they're all but stated to be the OfficialCouple; they have ShipTease moments even outside of support conversations (mostly Lilina making it blatantly obvious that she has feelings for him, with Roy [[ObliviousToLove just not catching on]]), their support chain is one of the fastest in any game and getting them to A-rank alters the ending, and one of the CG images in the music player depicts their first meeting as children. This even got two nods in ''Blazing Sword''; one in Hector's B-support with Eliwood, which has him dreaming of his not-yet-born daughter playing with an unborn Roy in the future, and him getting supremely annoyed at the possibility that he may lose his daughter to Eliwood's son, and the other in the epilogue, which shows the above-mentioned first encounter in cutscene form. Furthermore, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck-qvvEWEAAk55F.jpg:large an attention-grabbing card]] was made for the official ''Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)'' card game.
* TheIngenue: Despite all that happens to her, she remains as sweet and innocent as when she starts out.
* KissingCousins: Made possible by the prequel: depending on the marriages in Rekka No Ken, it is possible that Hector married Florina or Farina and Eliwood married Fiora, making Lilina and Roy first cousins through their mothers.
* 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.
* NiceGirl: A caring and supportive young girl at heart who rarely judges others by who they are. In fact, her kindness is how you can recruit Gonzalez into your team.
* PluckyGirl: Boy, does she go through a lot. But it never keeps her down for more than a second.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Although her outfit more closely resembles a nightgown than a skirt.
* ThePollyanna: She maintains her optimism in the face of betrayal, attempted assassination, and even her father's death. She becomes well-aware that this isn't a good trait in some of her supports.
* TookALevelInBadass: Lilina is found 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 plenty of ass. She's arguably one of the best magic users in the game, if not ''the'' best.
* WideEyedIdealist: Wholeheartedly believes that things will turn out right in the end, and always tries to see the good in everyone.

!!Gwendolyn ''(Wendy)''
->'''Class:''' Knight

A member of the Armor Knights of Ostia, and Bors' younger sister.
* ActionGirl: One of Ostia's famed armor knights, and one of the few female armor knights in the series.
* 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. Gwendolyn 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

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

A high-ranking Armor Knight of Ostia. Quite no-nonsense.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He appears to be of high rank and is definitely the leader of the trio of armor knights that joins your group when he shows up. He seems to be very strict, but is otherwise very kind and supportive to his troops.
* GeniusBruiser: He puts more emphasis on the bruiser part, but he is a skilled strategist in addition to his martial skill.
* MightyGlacier: Of the three unpromoted Armor Knights, Barthe has a classic set-up. He 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 very high 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.
* FriendlyRivalry: He and Gwendolyn train to become stronger than the other in their supports.
* 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 or OJ.

->'''Class:''' Myrmidon

The daughter of Bartre and Karla, she is travelling the world to hone her skills in an effort to follow in her mother's footsteps.
* ActionGirl: Sin notes that she's a rarity among Sacaen women, choosing to fight with a sword rather than a bow.
* ChasteHeroine: Partly an artifact of the crude (compared to Rekka No Ken) support system, which does not allow for shared endings between characters; her ending strongly implies that she travels and hones her skills alone, spelling heartbreak for her potential suitors.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/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.
* ObliviouslyBeautiful: Noah fell in love with her at first sight, while even Sin eventually thaws enough to tell her she has beautiful eyes.
* SkilledButNaive: She recklessly challenges the first fighter she sees at an arena and was lucky that it was NiceGuy Noah, who's not willing to land a lethal blow on a rookie. Later she's hired by a bandit leader who easily convinces her that ''he's'' the good guy and it's the Lycians who are exploiting the Western Isles.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She comes off cold and anti-social at first in her supports with Noah, but only because she's focused on her goal of improving her swordsmanship. She's actually very friendly with the others.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She looks like a younger Karla, wearing her hair differently. You wouldn't be able to tell that Bartre is her father by looking at her.
* TakeUpMySword: She's trying to become a swordmaster like her mother.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Not that Bartre is ugly, but comparing Fir to him and [[LadyOfWar Karla]] proves that Fir definitely does not take after him in the looks department.

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

A member of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae and Dayan's NumberTwo. He starts out working for bandits, but in reality he's looking for Sue.
* AntiHero: He's introduced this way. Met in the same mission as Fir, there's no evidence that he's as naive as she, but rather is aware he's working for a pirate; he just needs the money to continue with his true mission of finding Sue.
* BodyguardCrush: Sin was dispatched by Dayan to find and protect his granddaughter, Sue. If they are taken to A support, it is implied that they fall in love.
* {{Bishonen}}: Just look at his sprite portrait!
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: He averts and discusses this trope with Fir, noting that most Sacaen women, when they do choose to fight, fight with a bow.
* JackOfAllStats: Higher strength and constitution than Sue, but less speed and luck, though they do possess the same maximized speed cap.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Works for the same bandit leader as Fir while seeking out his chieftain's granddaughter. He doesn't seem to care about who's good or who's bad until Sue turns up on the other side.
* TheStoic: In his first appearance, Fir has quite a bit of difficulty trying to maintain the conversation. Most of his supports involve a good bit of staring silently at the other party.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's only dark in comparison to the other members of the party, but he still qualifies.

!!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, modest durability, access to the +30 crit rate of Berserkers, and possesses enough constitution to use the Brave Axe unencumbered to couple with his high speed. All offset by his terrible skill and the overall poor accuracy of axes in this game.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: If Lilina speaks to him, he'll switch sides because she's the first person to speak to him kindly.
* BeastAndBeauty: Mentioned in his supports with Lilina. "I ugly, you pretty... I not same as you."
* ButtMonkey: In his supports with Dayan.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Like most bandits. He probably wouldn't know what to do with a pair of shoes anyway.
* GentleGiant: The man is ''huge'', but he's so incredibly good-hearted that he only needs a stern talking-to to stop being a bandit.
* {{Gonk}}: One of the rare heroic Gonks in the series.
** FaceOfAThug: Poor Gonzalez; being good wasn't much of an option with a face like his.
** 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 Gonzalez boost each other's rather lacking accuracy if they're supporting.
* HulkSpeak: He speaks very broken English.
* LightningBruiser: Very strong and very fast.
* 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: He really doesn't know what to do with himself after he loses his fortune. After his run as a pirate meets a tragic end, he decides that avenging his crew is the only reason he has for living. Roy snaps him out of it.
* JackOfAllStats: A rare ''axe'' and Pirate version of it. His growth spread is pretty balanced compared to that of Gonzalez; he's less reliant on luck than Gonzalez, but also less able to pay out when luck shifts his way.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a pirate, but he was hilariously inept at it because he couldn't bring himself to hurt people and steal.
* JustLikeRobinHood: He became a pirate by necessity so that he and his crew wouldn't starve to death. To soothe his conscience, he only went after rich ships.

!!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: He's good at everything he tries, is extraordinarily handsome, and his skill with the bow is unmatched. It's hardly a wonder why Clarine idolizes him.
* {{Bishonen}}: He looks more like his mother than anything else.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Joins the Lycian Alliance when he realizes that he's been lied to about who the bandits are.
* DontCallMeSir: In his A support with Thite, he says he couldn't have known about her feelings when she kept on calling him "General" and insists on her using only "Klein" from now on.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Jeorge]].
* ObliviousToLove: He has no idea why Thite is following him and offers to find better job opportunities for her. She thinks he's trying to get rid of her until she blurts out that she's staying for ''him.'' (Though in fairness, it's pretty hard to figure out when TheStoic is in love with her.)
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When Thite says that she'll follow him without question, his response is that he really wouldn't mind a few questions now and then. He himself questions his orders and changes position based on new information, and refuses to see anyone under his command as expendable, even hired fighters like the pegasus knights.
* 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: Though technically not a prince, he fits perfectly.

!!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: The best fit out of her sisters for this trope, as Juno is semi-retired and Shanna is still just a novice.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Tries this after upsetting Shanna in their B support, since Juno used to do it. Shanna is baffled, but says it was nice for her to try.
* AngerBornOfWorry: She gets sharp with Shanna and Alen over their LeeroyJenkins tendencies because she cares about them.
* BigSisterInstinct: Towards both her younger and older sister, although she's not good at expressing it. She finally blurts it out in her A-Support with Klein.
* BladeOnAStick: Like all pegasus knights, the lance is her weapon of choice.
* CannotSpitItOut: She is very bad at expressing affection through words, to the chagrin of her younger sister and love interests.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/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.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Short blue hair, pale skin and a serious and aloof, [[SugarAndIcePersonality yet caring]] personality.
* SubordinateExcuse: Talking to her with Shanna results in her turning neutral. If ''Klein'' talks to her, she joins. And in her supports with him, he repeatedly suggests she seek more lucrative employment while she tries to tell him that she has a different reason for staying.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: This is the same serious 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 Zelot and Juno, Thite is almost completely devoted to her older sister since she raised her and Shanna, and goes out of her way to make sure Juno will be happy.

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

A member of the Rebel forces on the Western Isles under Echidna. [[spoiler:Also, the adopted daughter of Douglas, and the one who found a badly injured Elfinn and rescued him from certain death.]].
* CloudCuckooLander: Half the time she's lost somewhere between her fantasy of what's going on and what's actually going on.
* FieryRedhead: Her emotional register never goes lower than very, very excited.
* GenkiGirl: To the point of getting on the nerves of people she supports with. Even Roy gets tired of it.
* TheGlomp: Every support with Roy starts with her grabbing onto him. In their A support he offends her by trying to dodge it.
* HiddenDepths: Her death quote is a calm acceptance of her fate.
* LethalChef: Her cooking is so bad that Echidna refuses to even call it by that name.
* MissionControl: If he's not recruited as a deployable unit, he provides the Auguries for upcoming battles.
* OdangoHair: Her red hair is done up in two buns.
%%* PluckyGirl
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: Depending on which village you visit first in chapter 9, either she will join you later or Elfinn will.
* SecruityCling: Gloms onto Roy in their B support because she sees an enemy. He asks her to let go so he can actually fight.
* SpoonyBard: Like all Dancers, she has tiny HP and a purely supporting role in battle.

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

The leader of the Anti-Etruria rebellion on the Western Isles.
* ActionGirl: Absolutely. Echidna is one of the better prepromotes in the game, as well as being one of the very few female Heroes in the series, a class that's usually assigned to tough, hardy men.
* AnAxeToGrind: An unusual hero in that she's more skilled with an axe than a [[HeroesPreferSwords sword]], despite not having enough con to use axes effectively.
* BadassLongcoat: So badass she gets a semi-unique battle sprite so she's wearing it instead of the [[ShoulderpadsOfDoom traditional Hero wear]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: It's not at all uncommon for Echidna to be mistaken for a boy.
* TheBigGuy: Among the Etrurian rebels who join the army, Echidna is the biggest and the toughest.
* BrutalHonesty: With Gonzalez in their A support. She says she's not going to pretend he isn't ugly, dumb, and scary-looking, but suggests that he stop ''caring'' that he's those things and find something he enjoys and that helps others (like helping her build a village for displaced refugees) because people will like him if he likes himself. Also tells Larum how much her cooking sucks.
* InsultToRocks: She refuses to use the work 'cooking' to describe the results of what Larum does in the kitchen.
* JackOfAllStats: Inclined towards speed, but she has enough HP to take a hit and enough power to deal them herself.
* RebelLeader: She eats this trope for breakfast; most of her support conversations with people ''not'' from the Western Isles are recruiting attempts.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: Like Larum and Elffin, you only get to recruit her in one version of chapter 11. In this case, the Ilia version.

!!Elffin ''(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: Moreso than Echidna, even.
* {{Expy}}: He's got [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Claud's]] looks and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Lewyn's]] plot significance.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:He's actually Prince Mildain of Etruria, who was almost assassinated but managed to survive thanks to Larum rescuing him. He decided to let his enemies think he was dead to try fighting back.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: [[spoiler: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 Larum is the heart.
* IllBoy: Seems to have eyesight troubles. [[spoiler:It's an aftereffect of the poison that almost killed him.]]
* KingIncognito: He hasn't revealed his identity since he doesn't want his poisoners to know he survived. This causes some trouble after he admits his identity to Klein, who can only manage to downgrade his mode of address from Prince to ''Lord.''
* MagicMusic: As a bard, his music gives stat buffs or allows units to move twice in one turn.
* MeaningfulName: His appearance is indeed ''elfin''.
* MissionControl: If he's not recruited as a deployable unit, he provides the Auguries for upcoming battles.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: See Larum. Regardless of who gets recruited, Elffin still appears as an [=NPC=].
* SecretTestOfCharacter: He tells Roy that the Western Isles adventure was a ploy between Etruria and Bern to leave Lycia without its army. Roy is alarmed but elects to stay and finish what he started, proving his character to Elffin. (The information is true, but Elfinn admits to saying it in the way most likely to cause dismay.)
* SpoonyBard: He's pretty standard for the series' bard/dancer class... which also means he's not all that useful and very, very easy to kill.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Fae thought he was a girl.
* TheWisePrince Subverted. While he's [[spoiler: the missing prince of Etruria,]] he embodies these qualities as a simple bard.

->'''Class:''' Warrior

A powerful warrior from the Western Isles, searching for his daughter, Fir.
* BoisterousBruiser: Not as much as in Rekka No Ken, but he still enjoys a good scrap.
* OlderAndWiser: Somewhat more subdued than in ''Blazing Sword'', but still very effective. he "wiser" seems to have stemmed from settling down with his wife and raising a daughter.
* OverprotectiveDad: He's far from thrilled that Fir is a wandering swordswoman like her mother was.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: 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: He studies elder magic and is kind of a jerk, but he's far from evil.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's just as sharp-tongued as Nimue.
* 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 Nimue, who shares his barbed wit and love of elder magic.
* JerkassFacade: He immediately gets snappish and cold when Chad asks why he's being nice, and Lugh chides him for rude and aloof when he's actually a caring individual.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With his brother Lugh.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Lugh's red.
* SiblingYinYang: With Lugh, who is generous and friendly.
* 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. But he ''will'' be your best Shaman/Druid, mind you, and an ideal choice for someone to wield the Apocalypse tome.
* {{Tsundere}}: Insists he's joining the Lycian Army for his magical studies, not to avenge Father and the orphans o-or anything! And definitely not because he cares about his brother or Chad or anyone else.

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

A thief with a disdain for nobillity and who travels around the continent, looking for a big score.
* ActionGirl: She plays the PhantomThief trope straight, despite being an otherwise normal girl from the countryside.
* BerserkButton: Bandits. She reacts with disgust whenever she runs into Garret because of it.
%%* BraidsOfAction
* BrokenBird: Beneath her flippant attitude and ego, she's carrying a lot of cynicism.
* CruelToBeKind: Her father was the one to put the torch to the village. Cath despises him for it, but Bartre suggests that he did it to protect her and the other villagers, since she says in the story that their lord's soldiers were starting to draw their weapons.
* DontYouDarePityMe: She won't accept charity. If she's going to take money, she's going to steal it, not be given it.
* DoomedHometown: Her reason for hating the nobility--the local lord ordered her village be destroyed to stop it being conquered.
* FriendlyPickpocket: Many of her supports have her getting all buddy-buddy with the other character so she can rob them (although she always ends up feeling guilty and returning it).
* FragileSpeedster: She plays this straighter than both of the other thieves, being faster than Chad and Astolfo and ''much'' more fragile.
* InterGenerationalFriendship: With Bartre, who reminds her of her father. It's actually really heartwarming.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Cath is abrasive and frequently tries to steal from her own allies, but she takes a genuine liking to her support partners and (apart from Hugh) always ends up giving back whatever she stole from them.
* JustLikeRobinHood: Steals only from castles, manors, and other noble habitations. She also claims that she gives all the proceeds to the poor.
* LateCharacterSyndrome: She can be recruited only as early as Chapter 12, and as late as Chapter ''22'', though regardless, Chad and Astolfo will by then already have superior stats and/or constitution.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers one to Roy the second time they speak. She actually raises some very good points, leaving him stunned into silence.
* SmallNameBigEgo: She calls herself "Cath, Master Thief," but nobody else does.

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

Princess Guinivere's personal guard, whose loyalty to her mistress surpasses her loyalty to Bern. Older sister of Zeiss, and former girlfriend of Galle.
* ActionGirl: She's skilled enough to be one of Bern's famed Wyvern Riders, as well as Guinivere's personal bodyguard.
* BladeOnAStick: Her weapon of choice, although she can be promoted to use swords as well.
* 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 Melady's reputation to be harmed.
* DragonRider: Rides a wyvern named Trifinne. Despite its looks, it's actually very gentle.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Minerva]]. They even look similar.
* 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.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Lugh, who is taken with her wyvern. It causes friction when he realizes she's from Bern.
* LadyAndKnight: With Guinivere, which is why she's more than a little peeved when Guinivere defects without her.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With Galle.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Her loyalty to Guinivere outweighs her loyalty to Bern, and she chides her lady for not realizing that. (Although Guinivere is acting in what she believes to be Bern's best interests, too.)
* ZettaiRyouiki: Created from her armor no less.

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

The Knight General of Etruria.
* TheAce: Considered one by the other Etrurian generals. Given how useful he is [[LightningBruiser gameplay-wise]], this is fully [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
* TheDitherer: The running theme in his conversations. In contrast to Cecilia, who has dedicated herself to the populace of Etruria, and Douglas, who has sworn his loyalty to the royal family of Etruria, Perceval isn't entirely sure what exactly he is most loyal towards. With some help from Douglas he eventually manages to get over it.
* 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: He capitulates to Zephiel's orders to keep King Mordred safe.
* KnightInShiningArmor: It's part of his job description.
* PerpetualFrowner: To the point that Klein makes some fun of it.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Him and Larum.
* TheStoic: He has one mood and one facial expression to match.

->'''Class:''' Valkyrie

The Mage General of Etruria. Helped teach Roy the basics of warfare in the tutorial.
* BadassBookworm: By her title, she's supposedly the most skilled and powerful mage in Etruria. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation It doesn't show in her stats.]]
* BadassInDistress: When she's defeated by [[spoiler:Zephiel]] and captured by Narcian. Once freed, Cecilia fully joins the group alongside Sophia.
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Roy's army from being ripped apart when Narcian returns after Chapter 8/8x by bringing in a whole lot of Etrurian troops and General Perceval.
* 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]]).
* TheMentor: She taught Lilina how to use magic and continues to advise the girl after joining Roy's forces.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: Her stats are very low considering her role in her country's army. It also doesn't help that she's first usable in a ''desert chapter'', which severely limits her movement.
* PluckyGirl: People didn't want her as the Mage General, but she persevered and won them over.
* RedMage: She can use both Anima magic and Healing Staves with at least decent profciency.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Defies the King (or rather, his self-serving advisors) to save Ostia from being reconquered by Bern. Later, she chooses to defend the people of Etruria rather than capitulate to the king's hostage-takers.
* 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.
* DamselInDistress: She, along with Cecilia, is being held captive by Bern forces when you see her for the first time.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She wields dark magic (Being a Shaman and all), but personality-wise, she’s as gentle as a lamb.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Literally in this case, since she wields elder magic. She can learn to heal if she classes up, though.
* DemotedToExtra: Sadly, after the chapters involving Nabata/Arcadia, Sophia quickly becomes unimportant to the main storyline.
* DramaticEllipsis: Every single sentence of hers... includes at least one...
* HalfHumanHybrids: [[spoiler:She is half dragon, half human; her mother being the former and her father being the latter.]]
* HealingHands: Has a "healing touch," but in game proper, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation it's only used once and off-screen and promptly forgotten afterwards]].
* HumbleHero: When Nimue compliments her for being a strong person in their A-level support, Sophia is rather shocked at the very idea of being called that.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Subverted. In one of her support conversations, [[spoiler: Nimue points out to Sophia that if she was just an ordinary human girl as opposed to being a half-human, half-dragon hybrid, she could have had a normal and happy life without worrying about being hunted down for her powers. In response, however, Sophia says the following:]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Sophia:''' I… This is me… Even the Dragon blood that flows in me… it is what makes me who I am…]]
* InnocentProdigy: She has a certain degree of clairvoyance (Which winds up giving her status as the Prophet of Nabata) and [[spoiler:comes from an impressive [[MixedAncestry half-human, half-dragon lineage]]]], but she knows very little about the world outside of her homeland in Nabata. On top of that, judging from her conversations with Nimue, she barely knows anything about her [[spoiler:own mixed bloodline]], including if her ability to vaguely see into the future even has anything to do with it at all.
* IntriguedByHumanity: In her conversations with Igrene. Justified, given that [[SmallSecludedWorld she has never been to the outside world apart from Nabata until the events of the Bern War.]] [[spoiler:She questions their need for war, but [[HumansAreGood ultimately wishes to befriend them]] [[LoveYouAndEverybody and hopes one day that humans and dragons can peacefully coexist worldwide.]]]]
* LastGirlWins: She is the last character encountered who can marry Roy via supports. [[spoiler:Given her half-draconic nature, such a relationship would be a MayflyDecemberRomance, even if Roy is quarter-dragon (and in that case, well, look what happened to his mother's lifespan...).]]
* MagikarpPower: Subverted. Experienced players will look at her base stats and joining time and assume she's one of those characters who starts out underleveled and ends up extremely powerful. Sophia, however, usually goes from being cripplingly weak to merely mediocre.
* MysteriousWaif: She is [[spoiler:a Really700YearsOld HalfHumanHybrid]] from a HiddenElfVillage, is quiet and shy, can see the future, and we never learn much about her past. Oh, and she's [[DamselInDistress being held captive by enemy forces]] when you see her for the first time. After you free her, you help her save said HiddenElfVillage from an enemy attack. And you have to keep her alive through all of this in order to [[spoiler:get a [[McGuffin Legendary Weapon (Forblaze)]], which you need to get the game's GoldenEnding.]]
* MysticalWaif: Shy, caring, mysterious past, mystical powers, no knowledge of the outside world due to spending her whole life in [[HiddenElfVillage Arcadia]]...
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks like a teenager, but [[spoiler: has actually lived for centuries due to her dragon heritage.]]
* OppositesAttract: With Raigh. Despite him being seemingly cold, brash, and arrogant and Sophia being shy, gentle, and introverted, they end up becoming close friends.
* OracularUrchin: Her prophetic visions are the reason she was chosen as a priestess.
* RapunzelHair: Lampshaded by Raigh in their A support:
-->'''Raigh:''' Hey, you over there! You! With the long dragging hair!
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler: She's ''much'' older than she looks, due to being half-dragon.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: With [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair lilac hair]] and [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple purple]] [[PurpleIsPowerful robes]], too.
* SilkHidingSteel: Looks like a ProperLady in her [[TrueBlueFemininity blue dress]] and is also 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. Also see IJustWantToBeNormal.
* SquishyWizard: Has almost nonexistent Defense and overall low starting stats...
* TheQuietOne: Even when she does talk
* WaifProphet: Although her prophetic abilities aren't well developed, which gets her into trouble early on.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: A huge topic in her conversation with Fae. [[spoiler: When Fae is annoyed that she is growing at a much slower rate than Sophia (who is a half-human/half-dragon, while Fae is a full-blooded dragon), the latter tries to comfort her by saying that even when she dies, Fae will still be youthful and live on… [[ComplimentBackfire Which results in Fae bursting into tears over the thought of losing her best friend]]. Then Sophia says this:]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Sophia:''' Fae… I’m sorry… Don’t cry… I feel the same way… But… that is what it means… to live for an eternity…]]
** [[spoiler: This conversation (particularly the quote above) strongly implies that Sophia had human friends back in Arcadia that she wound up outliving due to her bloodline, causing her a lot of emotional pain and grief.]]

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

The Guardian of Nabata, also the daughter of Hawkeye from ''Blazing Sword''.
* ActionGirl: She's every bit as badass as her father was.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: A trait she shares with her father, and presumably the other humans of Nabata.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: [[spoiler:She found an injured and passed out Astolfo and nursed him back to health. They fell in love, but couldn't stay together.]]
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: She specializes in bows rather than being a berserker like Hawkeye was.
* HeroicLineage: She is the daughter of Hawkeye, the previous guardian of Nabata.
* HollywoodAtheist: She used to be devoted to her god but got cynical on faith after the death of a loved one.
* LadyOfWar: The very definition of this from design, to character, to choice of weapon.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Sophia and Fae. It helps that [[spoiler: [[HiddenDepths she actually used to have a daughter of her own…]]]]
* StarCrossedLovers: With [[spoiler:Astolfo]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In this game’s prequel, she was originally meant to be a playable Archer unit, but that never came to fruition. Instead, she is mentioned a couple of times in Hawkeye’s dialogue.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

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

A brigand who roams the Etruria-Nabata borders. Is a bit of a cynic.
* BaldOfAwesome: Subverting BaldOfEvil, in fact.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Hunting down and killing his mother's murderers took eight years. Now he isn't very sure what to do with his life.
* FaceOfAThug: As Larum remarks.
* GlassCannon: Garret has good attack and the requisite Berserker crit bonus, but his speed and defenses are so low that he can easily be torn apart if left in the open.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He plays with this one before finally settling on "good scars" when he joins your group.
* JadeColoredGlasses: He's incredibly cynical and strongly resists making friends with anyone in the group. He's had a pretty hard life, so it's easy to see why.
* KnightInSourArmor: His conscience drives him to join Roy's group, but he's really surly about it.
* SecretTest: [[spoiler:His A-Support with Lilina suggests that he may have pulled one on her in their C-support.]]
* YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler: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: ''Just look at her portrait''. And even in her dragon form she's an unbelievably fluffy critter who ''attacks by sneezing''.
* 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 [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Tiki]], another late-game waif who can turn into a dragon.
* FluffyTheTerrible: An adorable little thing named Fae who just happens to be one of the most powerful dragons in the world. Even her dragon form is pretty cute.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Yet another entry in Fire Emblem's dragon obsession.
* 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.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Dear god, is it ever. She starts off with incredible stats which increase exponentially with each level up. After a couple of levels, she's a force of nature.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler: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: It's hard to believe that such a childish, naive girl is one of the most powerful beings in existence. But she is.
* ThirdPersonPerson: She talks almost exclusively like this. Oddly, when she cameos in Blazing Sword, she doesn't have this trait. That may be a quirk of the translation, however.
* 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 Nimue.
* ButtMonkey: The only one who doesn't verbally abuse him in their supports is [[NiceGuy Lugh]].
* {{Expy}}: His method of recruitment is the same as [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Beowulf's]].
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Let's just say Nimue wouldn't win any awards for raising him and leave it at that...
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Desperately tries to convince both himself and his environment that he is a talented and handsome young man. It only works moderately, in both cases, no doubt thanks to his awful self-esteem.
* 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.
* RaisedByGrandparents: [[spoiler: is father is Canas... [[MemeticMutation who was killed by continuity errors]].]]

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

A Dragon Knight of Bern under Galle, also the younger brother of Melady.
%%* DragonRider
%%* GeniusBruiser
* MagikarpPower: 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 Melady 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: He's considered a strategic genius in additon to being one of Etruria's best warriors.
* HonorBeforeReason: General Douglas has been aware for some time that evil councillors are taking advantage of the king's grief over his son to manipulate him so they can pillage Etruria freely. Nonetheless he obeys all of the orders his king gives him for the sake of maintaining his oath to serve, despite knowing that the misrule is destroying Etruria. And then... hoo boy. Chapter Sixteen. He deploys as an enemy, and unlike the previous Etrurian general, Perceval, he cannot recruited by any means. At this point your army contains both the other Etrurian generals, the noble son of the previous generals, ''Douglas' own adoptive daughter''(!) and even ''the disguised prince and heir to the kingdom!!!'' NONE of them can recruit him. Only once you've captured the castle and freed the Etrurian king from the councillors controlling him, then he automatically joins you, but only if you went though the entire chapter without killing him, even though he makes a beeline for your forces starting on turn one. What a jerk.
* IHaveYourWife: Same with Perceval, though he refuses to switch sides until Aquelia is seized.
* MightyGlacier: Like Barthe, Douglas is a classic general: good power and defense, but no speed.
* OldRetainer: The oldest of Etruria's three generals and the last to join Roy's army.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Larum, whom he adopted. He loves her dearly, but apparently not enough to relent from attacking Roy's group when you finally meet up with him.
* PassingTheTorch: A substantial part of his conversations centers around the fact that he feels his age catching up to him, and if he survives the events of the game, he retires.

!!Nimue ''(Niime)''
->'''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: Her rapier wit and power make her a fan favorite, even if her son would heartily disagree.
* HermitGuru: She abandoned civilization to perfect her dark magic. From what we see, she's definitely well on her way.
* IWasQuiteALooker: If her supports with Hugh are to be believed, she was quite attractive when she was young. She apparently also used to date men and then dumped them once they'd spent all their money on her.
* SchrodingersGun: Roy's army encounters her whether they end up going to Sacae or Illia.
* SquishyWizard: Her offense stats are actually fairly impressive, but she comes in with incredibly low HP and defense, and nowhere near enough levels left to fix them.
* {{Tsundere}}: An OlderAndWiser variation.

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

A former Flightleader of Illa, but she retired when she gave birth. Wife of Zelot and older sister of Shanna and Thite.
* ActionMom: She's the new mother of a baby girl.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Palla]].
* FauxActionGirl: A level 9 prepromoted Falcoknight with no weapons and amazingly bad stats and growths, her only claim is her extra point of constitution, which ironically hurts her even more since the only thing she could possibly be used for (aside from prepping the triangle attack) with her stats is her 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.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: 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.
* BadassGrandpa: Literally, being Sue's grandpa and everything.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: The only pre-promoted Nomad you can get, meaning he starts off being able to use swords right off the bat.
* 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.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: Juno only appears in the Ilia Route, Dayan only appears in the Sacae Route.

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

A Bishop of the Church of St. Elimine.
* BadassGrandpa: He's lost a step or two according to Nimue, but he's still more than capable of keeping up with Roy's group.
* CrutchCharacter: A level 20 Bishop with only "meh" stats to back up a maximized resistance stat that will end up useless in the endgame. He basically just exists to use Aureola if Saul or Elen don't have the requisite light magic stat to do so.
* ManInWhite: As befitting a bishop in the St. Elimine Church.

->'''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.
* 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 [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Galzus]].
* HumbleHero: He considers his fighting skills "rusty" and potentially inferior to the youngsters. While that latter part may technically be true if Rutger or Fir have had a lot of luck with their levels, he is still playing things down considerably.
* MartialPacifist: He's changed a lot since Rekka No Ken...
* MasterSwordsman: He's treated with awe by all, and given his stats, this will only be a case of OverratedAndUnderleveled if you've gotten ''very'' good luck with Fir or Rutger.
* OlderAndWiser: Much calmer than he was in ''Blazing Sword'', his epithet having changed from "the Sword Demon" to "the Sword Saint," and quite more powerful too.
* RedBaron: The Sword Saint, or Saint of Swords. One of the few characters who is referred to by his epithet in-game and not just in the epilogue.
* RetiredBadass: He doesn't fight any more unless it is for his family.
* 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: He's gained this perspective after looking back on his days as The Sword Demon.

[[folder: The Lycian Alliance]]
!!Marquess Eliwood of Pherae ''(Eliwood)''
->'''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: He's grown a rather impressive one in the time since Blazing Sword.
* GeniusBruiser: He's grown into this, now being clever enough to hold Bern at bay for a very long time despite commanding a vastly inferior force.
* 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: THE leader of the Lycia Alliance.
* PapaWolf: So much so that [[spoiler: his FamousLastWords are a plea to Roy to keep Lilina safe]].
* SacrificialLion: 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: He's a turncoat and a coward just like his father was. And he meets an undignified end just like his father.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: His father betrayed the Lycian Alliance and fought Eliwood, too.
* TheQuisling: Betrays the Lycian Alliance ''again''. [[spoiler: This time, he gets killed for his effort.]]
* SmugSnake: He's just as pompous and cocksure as he was in Blazing Sword. And he's even easier to beat now.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: The only returning antagonist from Blazing Blade chronologically speaking... and he's still a mere Cavalier, no more no less.

!!Marquess Orun of Thria

->'''Class:''' Shaman
* {{Expy}}: A visual throwback to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Sandima]].
* InTheHood: It obsurces all of his face before his mouth and chin.
* TheStarscream: Kills off his liege-lord, who wanted to resist Bern.

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

->'''Class:''' General
* ArcVillain: Leygance is the most notable traitor to the Lycian Alliance, having [[spoiler:effectively usurped the Ostian army after Hector's death and sold it to Bern]]. Only with his defeat can Roy stabilize Lycia and actually mobilize outside of the region.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: He orders his men to kill Lilina in prison and make it seem like she died in the chaos of battle, to prevent her from possibly rallying Ostian resistance.
* TheQuisling: He sells out Ostia to Bern with depressing ease.
* 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.

[[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).
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: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 Elffin revealed himself as Mildain and returned home after the war.]]

!!Advisor/Chancellor Roartz
->'''Class:''' General
* ArcVillain: Is the main villain of a large portion of the game during which the Lycian Alliance is gathering allies and collecting the legendary weapons.
* DirtyCoward: His reaction to the collapse of his regime in Etruria is to run as fast and as far as he can from the Lycian Alliance, beg his masters in Bern for help, and throw every last soldier he has at his disposal at the alliance to stall for time.
* EvilChancellor: Is the nominal leader of a corrupt regime in Etruria that has supplanted the actual Etrurian monarchy.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Reptor]].
* TheQuisling: Effectively allows Etruria to become a pawn of Bern in exchange for power.
* SmugSnake: For as cowardly as Roartz is, he remains incredibly arrogant even in exile and at the mercy of Bern.

!!Arcard ''(Alucard, Arcardo)''
->'''Class:''' Paladin
* DirtyCoward: He turns on his home country rather than face Bern in battle. When Lycia's army bears down on him, he flees the country with his tail between his legs.
* {{Expy}}: Visual and plotwise throwback to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Langobalt]].
* VillainousBreakdown: Pretty much all of his lines involve completely freaking out as the Lycian Alliance approaches him.

!!Duke Nord of Almar
->'''Class:''' Druid
* DarkIsEvil: One of many evil dark magic users you will encounter.
* PaletteSwap: Of Wagner.

!!Zinc ''(Zinque)''
->'''Class:''' General
* 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: Very, very, ''very'' not good.
* SinisterMinister: [[BewareTheNiceOnes Saul]] calls him out on it in their battle conversation.
-->"You disgrace our Gods, and you'll pay for that!"
* SmugSnake: He thinks of himself being untouchable and abuses his position without a second thought. Roy and his army proves him wrong.

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

->'''Class:''' General
* PaletteSwap: Of Leygance.

!!Windham ''(Windam)''
->'''Class:''' Bishop:
* LightIsNotGood: Unlike Oro, who is corrupt and greedy, Windam seems to be howling mad.
* LaughingMad: Once he's finished off, that's all he can do.
* PaletteSwap: Of Oro.
* TakingYouWithMe: Intends to do this to the Lycian army once he finds out he's been ditched.
* VillainousBreakdown:
--> ''“Die! All of you! Everything shall be destroyed!”''

[[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.
* BigBad: Is responsible for the war that kicks of the plot and is the last [[spoiler: human]] boss Roy has to deal with.
* BrokenAce: From youth he was academically gifted, skilled with the blade, handsome, and well-loved by the citizens of Bern. Unfortunately, his parents' loveless marriage, his mother's ruthless social climbing, and his father's repeated assassination attempts drove him to madness.
* CainAndAbel: With Guinivere. [[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: Played with. Despite his madness, he is a ruthlessly competent ruler. However, his ultimate plan, if successful, will involve the mass slaughter or displacement of his own people.
* DespairEventHorizon: Crossed it between ''Rekka no Ken'' and this game, when his father started poisoning him.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Hardin]] in Book 2.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: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.
* MisanthropeSupreme: [[spoiler:He decides that humans are responsible for the world's evils, and that Elibe must be returned to the dragons.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: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, Guinivere, and her mother to get back together, he called it "my last wish as a foolish child."]]
* SlouchOfVillainy: In TheStinger of ''Blazing Sword''.
* SocialDarwinist: A very odd example. He believes the dragons to be a superior form of life more worthy of inhabiting the world, but because of their moral superiority to humanity and lack of passionate emotions.
* 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. [[JustifiedTrope Justified, though]]. Zephiel was never informed that Eliwood and Hector had a hand in saving his life, all he knew was that the assassination attempt was thwarted, that's it. So from his POV, Hector would just look like another obstacle to trounce.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler: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 Guinivere'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: One of the few enemy generals to specialize in axes, using the fearsome ranged Tomahawk.
* 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.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Was instrumental in setting up Zephiel's fake funeral plan.]]
* MightyGlacier: While his Strength stat easily reaches the 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. He's the reason why Zephiel survived King Desmond's final assassination attempt and is the very last person you face before you get a crack at the king himself.
!!Brunnya ''(Brunya, Brenya, Brunja)''
->'''Class:''' Sage
* AntiVillain: She is not evil at all and has very strong misgivings about Zephiel's dealings with dragons, but she refuses to turn on the king or his empire.
* BrokenBird: She's very conflicted about her role in Bern's actions. She goes to her death unsure about everything but her loyalty to Bern.
* DarkActionGirl: The one female among Bern's Dragon Generals.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Ishtar]].
* LadyOfBlackMagic: The only female Sage enemy in the game. She utilizes [[AnIcePerson Fimbulvetr]], the most powerful anima spell, and the incredibly ranged [[DeathFromAbove Bolting]].
* 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.
* NobleDemon: Her loyalty and valor would be virtues if not in service to a mad king.
* TheUnfought: If the [[TrueFinalBoss True Ending]] is not reached.

!!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: He's a vain, preening dandy who absolutely does not care about the soldiers under his command, abandoning them at the drop of a hat, getting them killed left and right by his poor tactics, and blaming them for his failures.
* DamageSpongeBoss: Uses a [[LifeDrain Runesword]] to try and tank his way to victory, which is, at least, irritating to work around.
* DragonRider
* DirtyCoward: His defining trait, he panics when he starts to lose, and has no qualms on letting his underlings die so he can live.
* EvilIsHammy: He tends to get pretty loud when things go or don't go his way.
* {{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.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Pretty much summed up in his battle quote:
--> '' “I am strong. I am wise. I am handsome. And most importantly, I am right! ...Me! No one else! ” ''
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Carries a Delphi Shield to negate extra damage from bows and Aircalibur.
** WrongGenreSavvy: However, it doesn't stop a Thief from stealing it and making Narcian vulnerable. He even invites you to try by also carrying a [[VendorTrash Blue Gem]].
* MeaningfulName: '''Narci'''an, [[{{Narcissist}} anyone]]?
* SmugSnake: He does ''not'' have the talent to back up his narcissism. By the time you get to fighting him, he's more of an annoyance than the threat he's built up to be.

!!Galle ''(Gale)''
->'''Class:''' Wyvern Lord
* AntiVillain: A very tragic example: a skilled and noble knight who nonetheless has to die because he refuses to betray his homeland.
* BigBrotherMentor: To [[spoiler:Zeiss]].
%%* DragonRider
* {{Expy}}: The obligatory [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Camus Archetype]], though his relationship with Melady 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:Melady]].
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Which may or may not be due to Sacaen heritage.

->'''Class:''' Knight
A seemingly spineless and actually treacherous knight in command of a fort on the Bern - Lycia border.

* BodyguardBetrayal: Imprisons his country's princess when she stops at his fortress, and plans to sell her out to Bern's enemies.
* {{Greed}}: His main motivation, and what he attributes his death to.
* {{Irony}}: His chapter is dripping with it. Most notably, his army ends up fighting against the Lycian forces he planned to bargain with when Elen finds them first.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Roy only sees a minor villain menacing two women, and never finds out what Rude was actually trying to do.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He thought that he would be rewarded for treachery. Instead he is killed because he acted like a villain while a hero was in the vicinity.

->'''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.
* YouHaveFailedMe: He's the scapegoat for Narshen's failure to defeat Roy in Etruria. Ultimately, he allows Roy to dispatch him rather than face Narshen after he fails again.

->'''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.
* LightningBruiser: Tough, powerful and ''blisteringly fast''.

->'''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
* BossInMookClothing: They basically function like generic reinforcements, but each of them have stats that equal that of their chapter's actual boss.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s: One gets the impression that they've been out in the sun a little too long.
* {{Gonk}}: Their design is...unique, shall we say.
* 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: In the vein of Paul and Jasmine in Blazing Sword, although this game was released first, so it's technically the other way around.
* 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.
* 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: In this case, he's a barely sentient fire-breathing dragon.
* 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

!!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 Idunn 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 Idunn and her powers to him.]]
* AboveGoodAndEvil: According to Jahn, Dragons (or at least Fire Dragons) are above such notions such as hatred and revenge.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:He's been assisting Zephiel with matters pertaining to Idunn, 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. Whether this is true or not, however, [[spoiler:even he was given pause when Zephiel explained his intent to [[MisanthropeSupreme subjugate 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: The penultimate boss of the True Ending path, outliving [[spoiler: King Zephiel]] by a couple of chapters.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Much darker than anyone you encounter in Elibe.
* 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.
* EmotionlessBoy: By the standards of humans, Jahn is downright robotic; however, he doesn't admit to not having emotions outright, but rather simply not having them as strongly as humans.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Doesn't understand why Hartmut chose to spare Idunn, as Jahn would never let a threat to himself live.
* EvilRedhead: Ammoral Redhead is more like it, but close enough.
* 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 Dragons' 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.]]
* KickTheDog: Even though it was to survive, mentally breaking a neutral Dragon girl to forcibly use as a weapon is pretty horrible.
* KillItWithFire: Something he's quite good at.
* LastOfHisKind: The last Fire Dragon left. [[spoiler: On Elibe.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "The Last Dragon".
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's the true architect behind Zephiel's ambition.
* MrExposition: His purpose (mostly) is to [[InfoDump explain the story of The Scouring]] and then be a boss fight.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A Fire Dragon.
* PaperTiger: There's only so much his stout defenses can do to prevent being ripped apart by the Divine Weapons.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: 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: The last of the Fire Dragons and the only survivor of the Scouring.
* TheTrickster: 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.

!!Idunn ''(Idoun, Idenn, 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 is more disturbing.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: She's just a puppet with Zephiel pulling the strings.]]
* 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.]]
* 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). Possibly justified in that [[spoiler:she was never really meant to fight anyone]]. The "best" part? Unlike '''''every other enemy in the series''''', her stats ''don't change'' in Hard mode!
* DarkReprise: [[spoiler:"Shaman in the Dark" after she transforms]], and it was already a sad song to begin with.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler: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: As a result of being turned into a souless weapon.]] In the best ending, [[spoiler:with her soul restored, she slowly begins to recover, starting with a laugh.]]
* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:She was a Divine Dragon who, against her will, was stripped of her soul ([[MoralEventHorizon by other dragons, no less]]) and made an obedient shell 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 Idunn unconscious with the Binding Blade. Unfortunately, Zephiel not only woke Idunn from her thousand-year sleep, but discovered how to make himself her new master.]]
* 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, Idunn very briefly shown with her cloak off when Roy sees Hartmut's memories.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:If the perfect ending is achieved by defeating her with Roy using the Binding Blade.]]
* InTheHood: Until [[spoiler:right before the final battle.]]
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Theoretically she's a wielder of dark magic. By the time you get around to fighting her, however, she just turns into a dragon.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Dark Priestess".
* {{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]].]]
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: [[spoiler:What Jahn sees her as.]]
* MookMaker: [[spoiler:She creates all of the enemy Manaketes faced during the game, excluding Jahn.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Par for the course.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A "Mage/Demon Dragon," a living weapon designed to be highly resistant to magic.
* PaperTiger: So badly, that even if Roy's stats were at base level (including promotion gains), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrjZX8yBKos he could still take off 75% of her health with Dancer/Bard assistance]], due to Idunn 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.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler: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 Idunn 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.