- The conversation between Ike, Soren and Aimee in Radiant Dawn. The whole thing: Aimee's plan to seduce Ike by forcing him to confess and then spreading rumors of it (all the while he's as oblivious as usual, mind you), Soren's dramatic rescue and "What I do now, I do for the company," Aimee's horror at being left alone with Soren, and then Soren's lady-killing speech... Priceless.
- "You're a diamond, and other beorc only glass beads, Miss Aimee. ... ... Stay beautiful."
- In Path of Radiance, Soren ends the event by saying "Ikey-poo!" with Ike going, "Hey, wait a minute!"
- Soren's advice on how to keep Volke in check:
Soren: I believe this will be a good opportunity. We will almost certainly have need of this man's talents. He is a dubious character at best, but at least we know his motives: everything begins and ends with gold. He'll be easy to control.
Soren: I don't think he minds.
- Ike calls Yune a dark god one too many times. Yune gets very, VERY angry at that.
Yune: There you go, calling me a dark god again! How would you like it if I called you a dark bag of organs? That's it! I'm not talking to you anymore!
- Gatrie and Shinon's first support conversation in PoR.
Gatrie: But every time I spend money, you give me a hard time!
Shinon: I do? How?
Shinon: Gatrie, that was a castle gate. Hey, did you ever give that back? That guard thought you were a thief.
Gatrie: And remember the SpeedBring 4000? That secret elixir that boosts speed just by sprinkling it over your body—
Shinon: You mean that putrid snake oil? You dumped the whole bottle on your head without smelling it first.
Gatrie: But that wonderful little potion worked! I DID move faster!
Gatrie: See! You're giving me a hard time again!
- Shinon's line to Gatrie from Raidant Dawn, when he thinks about hitting on Lyre:
Shinon: I swear you'd hit on a tree if I dressed it in a skirt.
- In Gatrie's supports with Marcia in Path of Radiance, he challenges Ike to a fight so he can impress Marcia. It ends as well for Gatrie as one would expect.
- At the end of the prologue of Part 3 in Radiant Dawn, the victorious Skimir gives this speech to his troops.
Skimir: Soldiers of Gallia! The battle is over! We have won! No human can stand against the laguz! We are not done yet! We'll continue to fight, kill, and crush our enemies!
Soren: My... What a stupid speech.
- Shinon's conversation with Ike before Chapter 23. He's absolutely WASTED.
- Pretty much everything Bastian says sounds like it came out of a Shakespeare play.
Bastian: ''Commander, you are tired and unaware
of how your body doth cry out for rest.
If it would please you, I was of a mind
to partake in a sweet and soothing draught.
A beverage warm, and pleasant to the lips.''
- Kieran, the ultra-Keet. It works well in contrast to the calmer Oscar.
Oscar: Hi, Kieran. How are you?
Kieran: What the... Oscar! How I loathe that name! Don't give me such pleasant greetings! I care not for them!
Oscar: What did I do now?
Kieran: Oh ho! Don't tell me you've forgotten our second year of enlistment! The year we completed horsemanship? There was a final race to end the year... My beloved horse and I were flawless, but you beat us by the smallest of margins!
Oscar: Huh? Oh, are you talking about that race you challenged me to? Yeah, that was fun... But I thought the distance between us was at least three lengths—
Kieran: Ha! LIAR! Deceitful, lying, squinty coward! That was the very moment I marked you as my archrival! Don't pretend not to care!
Oscar: Uh...wow. I had no idea—
Kieran: But why!? I must know why you left the Crimean knighthood without a word of explanation! I devoted myself to training with my horse! I worked day and night so I could best my archrival... And thanks to my extreme devotion... I didn't realize you were gone until six months later! Delinquent! Reneger!
Oscar: Wait a sec... Kieran. How is that my fault?
- Kieran is in Large Ham mode even long before that: when you first meet him in Path of Radiance. Open his jail cell and use Oscar to talk to him. You won't regret it.
Oscar: You're from Crimea, right? Come on—we're here to rescue you. We've opened your cell. Now's the time to escape.
Kieran: Ah! It's you! I could never forget that squint! Knights of Crimea, twelfth regiment...your name is Oscar!
Oscar: And you're... Wait a moment...You're Kieran, right?
Kieran: That is correct! I am Kieran...The same Kieran who has sworn himself to be your eternal rival!
Oscar: Uh...Right...Kieran...So...how've you been? You look good.
Kieran: As always, your manner is listless and inappropriate. It befits one who would call me foe! You were discharged three years ago...What are you doing here now? Aha! Could it be...You dastard! You've turned your coat and gone over to Daein, haven't you? Rarrrrr! What despicable, contemptible behavior! Unforgivable! Have you no shame? You were my one true rival! Where has your pride gone?
Oscar: The mercenary company I'm attached to serves under the command of the princess of Crimea! We came here to free any Crimean prisoners.
Kieran: The princess of Crimea?!? You're not part of the royal guard! How do you know about the princess?
Oscar: Well, like I said, the princess is our employer and—
Kieran: Aha! So that's your scheme, is it? You hope to distinguish yourself by meritorious service and gain the glory that is rightfully mine! Admit it!
Oscar: Look, my duty is...
Kieran: Blast you! Curse your name! Curse the name of Oscar and all who call him kin! I will never let you surpass me! Princess! I'm coming! Kieran will be forever at your side!
Oscar: Whoa...He's even more excitable than I remember. Hard to believe he's actually a decent knight...
- Kieran's Supports with Rhys in Path of Radiance are largely about Kieran's high energy and hot blood getting him injured and Rhys showing concern while caring for Kieran. Their A-support ends with Kieran promising to take it easy. One second later:
- Pretty much anything involving Oliver. He acts about as obsessively bishonen as Yumichika...never mind the fact that he's a delusional gonk.
- Oliver's recruitment method is noted for being practically the only time a Fire Emblem stage boss leaves a base or throne to talk to your characters.
- Oliver's conversation during recruitment in Radiant Dawn with Rafiel is... disturbing, to say the least.
Oliver: "Ohhh... you are truly a banquet for the eyes as well as the... spirit. I'm quite overcome!"
Rafiel: "Unhand me!"
Oliver: "But how is it that anyone could risk a precious treasure like you in battle? What if something marred you?"
Rafiel: "What are you talking about?"
Oliver: "Don't worry, pretty bird; I'll save you. You need someone who can give you loving protection. Someone... like me."
Oliver: "I'll take you away from these savages! I would never let them lay a single finger on you, my precious! No, no... the jealous cretins mustn't ruffle a single feather... I'll have to kill them! Come now, come to daddy!"
Sephiran: Duke of Tanas, imagine seeing you here!
Oliver: Lord Sephiran, as lovely as always. But has it come to this? Must we fight to the death, and deprive the world of one of our beautiful countenances? Can other lovers of beauty endure such a loss?
Sephiran: I confess that your presence has me bewildered. Could this be part of Yune's plan? I simply never would have imagined you here. Your presence proves that Tellius is unraveling at the seams. Judgment cannot come soon enough.
- Nailah's has to be the more hilarious of the pre-battle quotes avaliable against Oliver:
Oliver: S-sub-human! A hideous sub-human is attacking me! Help! Someone help me! I'm much too lovely for this!
: What a strangely shaped creature... Is this some rare subspecies of beorc?
- Gets all the funnier when you realize that the way Nailah refers to Oliver is essentially her calling Oliver a sub-human.
- The entire recruitment conversation for Largo in Path of Radiance is one long CMOF. It starts with Largo bragging about how he's a "world-class berserker" and asking to see the general (not expecting it to be someone as puny as Ike). After lampshading how familiar this sounds (re: Calill's recruitment), Ike tries to hire him, and Largo initially laughs it off until Calill interjects and asks General Ike if he's going to hire Largo.
Calill: You know, he's a world-class—
Ike: Berserker. So I've heard.
- Ranulf. That is all.
- Case in point, his dialogue against Valtome.
Ranulf: Are you really the best Ashera could do? This really is the end of the world.
- Ike has some pretty great Deadpan Snarker moments towards various bosses in both games:
Danomill:Oh, yes… Excellent. What a defiant stare you have. You’re exactly the type of prisoner I long for. I will watch as hope fades from your eyes and revel as despair clouds your vision. It will be transcendent.
Gromell: You knew we were here, but still you charged our positions? I’ll teach you to regret your impudence!
Sorry, but at this point, I don’t think you’re in a position to teach me anything.
So you’re Bertram, are you? Sorry, but I can’t perish right now.
Catalena: Pawns of your execrable goddess, die! You are a festering wound in the flesh of the world! Die, and let it heal!
I suppose talking it over is out of the question?
Ike: You! You’re still alive?!
Oliver: The world simply could not bear to be without me. Your crude weapons have no force against true magnificence! Blessed with such beauty, I have no foes… only inferiors!
Ike: Glad to see you’re still barely clinging to that last shred of sanity. Just give it up, already.
- The boss of the penultimate chapter of Path of Radiance has some pretty good lines.
Heddwyn: [Vs Ike] That one… He has the look of a commander. If I can only hit him… Well, here goes nothing!
Heddwyn: [Vs Hawk Laguz] Is that a Feral One? Or is it an enemy…? I can’t tell the difference! I’ll attack it just in case.
- Laura's conversation with Aran after he joined the Dawn Brigade:
Laura: By the way, you'll have to become a bandit now.
- Micaiah gets arguably the best line fairly early on after hearing one too many fanboyish hype about Ike from Sothe for her tastes.
- Let's not forget what she said a bit before that. You can sense the exasperation.
Micaiah: Honestly. Here I thought you were saying something enlightened, and you're just talking about him again?
- Also, Lovable Traitor Naesala being reduced to a Badly Battered Bodyguard.
Sanaki: Still no word from the battle. What's going on out there? I should go to my people. They may need me.
Naesala Hey, just where do you think you're going? Do you think the high-and-mighty apostle should be traipsing around a battlefield, hmm?
Sanaki: Wha— Oh, it's just you. Hmph. How dare you sneak up on me that way!
Naesala: That beauty from the Holy Guards told me to keep an eye on you. So, do me a favor and sit still, will you?
Sanaki: But I can't see anything from here! I have to know how my people are faring down there! I...I can't bear doing nothing! Hmm... I have an idea. You! Carry me to a place where I can observe the battle! Don't give me that look! You're the one who agreed to guard me, so do your duty and obey your orders! Come on, let's get moving!
Naesala: Wait a minute... Is that what passes for beorc logic these days? No wonder you've lost your throne. OW! Stop that!
Sanaki: Are you going to obey me, or shall I have you chased back home in a cloud of feathers?
Naesala: By the goddess, what have I gotten myself into? As you wish, Empress. My back is yours.
- What makes this even funnier is that Naesala is off-screen and credited as "???" up until his last line — we don't even get the slightest clue as to whom Sanaki is talking to until he mentions "beorc" logic.
- Sanaki does this again when she has a field conversation with the one retainer she trusted above all others (who turned out to actually be a suicidally depressed centuries-old heron) after he's been convinced to repent for his actions.
You finally made it, Sephiran. Sephiran:
Sanaki, I... Sanaki:
I was starting to wonder how I would punish you. Sephiran:
I'm sorry? Sanaki:
You are my subordinate, after all. I have decided that leaving one's empress to die is punishable by drowning in a pool of rancid butter. Sephiran:
Of course it is, my empress. Sanaki:
I hope you're a strong swimmer.
- She's also responsible for one more, though not directly involved in it.
Lekain: Tah ha ha... So nice to see you, King Naesala. When you can't oppose me, that is. Your blood pact means that you'll have to betray your companions...yet again.
Naesala: Not today, actually.
Lekain: What did you say?
Naesala: Sorry to break it to you, Lekain, but I have recently...been promoted, shall we say. I now take orders from over your head, Vice-Minister. From Empress Sanaki, to be exact.
Naesala: The curse of the blood pact applies if the master's orders aren't obeyed, but by the law of Begnion, you're overruled. So, Lekain, right here, right now... I'm going to tear you apart, as I've been wanting to do for years.
- Naesala also gets another good one if you summon him to the final battle of Path of Radiance after Ashnard goes One-Winged Angel. (Hard mode only)
- When Ike's team gets on a ship to set sail for Begnion, Ike seeks out Volke to ask why he never shows up for any company meals after his sister expresses worry that Volke must be starving to death, since she never sees him eat. When Volke says that he doesn't like crowds and points out that Ike never had a problem with it when they were on land, Ike replies:
Ike: Okay, listen: Land? Big. Ship? Small. It's not the same!
- Ike's closing line is even better.
Ike: I'll just tell Mist... He's dead.
- The last part of Pelleas's conversation with Sephiran is both hilarious and gross. At the same time!
Pelleas: I think I'm going to be ill...
Sephiran: Be assured that you were essential to Daein’s reconstruction, which was a vital step toward waking the goddess. Fortunately, Izuka was able to use you to execute my plan.
: You are going to pay! You are going to…BLAAARRRGH
- A weird example that involves gameplay rather than dialogue. Chapter 3-11 of Radiant Dawn is littered with pitfall traps, which the enemy always avoids stepping on as well. However, an enemy bishop in that level has a Rescue staff and can warp another unit onto that spot. This can allow a unit with Pass to pass through a trap without incident, but the truly funny part is when a ground-based unit with Canto attacks the enemy, destroys it, continues movement into the space that was just occupied by an enemy... and promptly falls into a pit.
- Volke has exactly one support partner in FE9: Bastian. From the first line of their C support, you know this is going to be good.
Volke: You there, in the bushes. You have until the count of five to show yourself before I start throwing sharp objects. One...two...four...
- Black Comedy at its finest, from the boss of chapter 22 of Path of Radiance.
"...Gwaar... Haaaarr... Haaaaaa... Shoulda brought... more priests
... Or some... babies... Dang..."
- Shinon's half-assed congratulations to Ike during the ending of Path of Radiance:
Shinon: ... Bah. I suppose you want some kind of congratulations now, right? Too bad. You're a snot-nosed whelp and I'm still better than you. Don't ever forget that.
- From Radiant Dawn, Izuka and Sothe discussing inviting Tormod, Muarim, and Vika to join the resistance:
Sothe: They are my personal acquaintances from Begnion. And yeah, they can handle themselves in a fight. But if any more Laguz join us, there will be problems. We've managed to hide Volug and his true nature, but...with more Laguz, it will surely get out.
Izuka: Any such backlash can be extinguished with proper punishment. But Laguz... They're powerful! (And expendable...) Just what we need. By all means, invite them to join!
Sothe: They're good friends. I'm sure they'll agree to help if I ask (you mumbling creep).
- Getting an A support between Mia and Soren in the second game. The sheer clash of personalities is hilarious.
- "THE BEASTS!! THEY WISH TO CONSUUUMME MEEEE!!"
- Tanith admitted to having her poor cooking take out some of Begnion's finest generals to Oscar in Path of Radiance.
- Ike going from a muscular, but still average-looking teenager to huge beef monster in the span of 3 years. You can't help but think that he's going to snap Soren like a twig during their hug on the final chapter.
- Mia believing her "white-clad rival" is the sickly Rhys, and tries to teach him swordplay and horseriding. She completely ignores the possibility of two other white-clad sword users, one of whom is a mounted unit: Elincia and Lucia.
- Ike, being charming as usual, bluntly telling Sigrun that Mist is bored walking around the Begnion castle in FE9. Mist immediately calls him out, but he just shrugs it off.
- Mist will shove Boyd three spaces away before the final part of Chapter 17 in PoR. Keep in mind, she's half his size at the time and could possibly be on a horse.
- Skrimir's growing respect for Soren leads to him asking the latter if he wants to sit by him during a strategy meeting. Soren's response is "Not if you begged me, Skirmir", followed by sitting beside Ike.
- Sanaki gets very enthusiastic about treasure hunting in the Grann Desert. Sigrun sighs about how the empress and supposed Apostle seems to (for once) actually act her age, and wanting to get dirty.
- It helps that Sanaki also has a high Luck stat, meaning she really does have a high chance at finding something good. Being a Magic-user also doesn't impair her movement in the sand. Gameplay and Story Integration?
- Volke offering a "negligible" price of 3,000 to take out Izuka. Even Volke wants a piece of him.
Bastian: Sigh... I almost pity old Izuka.
- Although Greil's death in Path of Radiance is a Tear Jerker, there's some Black Comedy to be had in that, when taking the Fire Emblem franchise's weapon triangle into account, he was destined to die, since he challenged the Black Knight, a sword wielder, with an axe, which is weak against swords.