"I KILL TAILTO FOR LINDA!" Explanation In Genealogy, Tailto is a Thunder Mage from the first half of the game, and her daughter Tinny is a character in the second generation. If Tailto dies child-less, Tinny is replaced by her expy and first cousin Linda. Some players like Linda better than Tinny, so they get Tailto killed to get the girl they want.
SHE. HAS. FURY!!!Explanation The Pegasus Knight Ferry's name can also be spelled as Fury.
Elibe titles: Sword of Seals/Binding Blade and Blazing Sword
Raven is most susceptible to being RNG screwed. Explanation A certain user on GameFAQs posts and reposts a single topic with this title due to the fact that despite his high growths, he always seems to get low stats.
Seriously. ._. Explanation The topic in question always has this as the entirety of the first post. It spawned a number of parodies.
This is a message from Lord Nergal. 'I await you on the Dread Isle.'Explanation A boss in the game by the name of Denning is sent as a messenger to the heroes by a villain who literally created him for the sole purpose of delivering that one message. This is all he is capable of saying, repeating himself over and over to maddening effect.
Lyn's story about her tribe getting wiped by bandits is bullcrap because everything from Sacae is broken.Explanation As long as they are favored by the RNG, all three Sacaean party members (Lyn, Guy, and Rath) can easily become Game Breakers.
On that note, Nomads can fly with their asses! Explanation The Nomadic Trooper's critical hit animation for the sword has them jumping high into the sky from the back of their horse (who is also jumping) while appearing to use nothing more than their buttocks
Oh, by the way, watch out for archers. Explanation A Sword of Seals support conversation involving a Pegasus Knight (who is weak to bows) quickly became a running gag.
Sacred Stones gives us Gheb, a god who can raep anyone, including the willing and allowed a fool named Gleb to take his place. Explanation Gheb is a boss in Ephraim's route in Sacred Stones who is ugly, obese, arrogant, and makes sexual advances towards a female soldier under his command. The justification for how he was beaten and killed is that a man named Gleb is killed instead.
"Eirika will break the rules to stab you in the face." Explanation The prologue battle of Sacred Stones, where Eirika gets a third hit just to finish off the boss. Possibly referenced in Awakening by having her special weapon (Eirika's Blade) have the same effect as the Brave weapons (i.e. allowing the user to attack twice).
"Joshua is an Assassin now. He forgot how to do regular attacks." Explanation Assassins are a class with a high critical hit chance. Joshua is infamous for his naturally high critical chance.
On Tumblr, Ephraim has turned into both a Memetic Badass and a Memetic Sex God. He beds everyone and his butt is a Wind Tome (long story). Get like him.
Gerik lacks the proper CON to wield axes. Explanation Another topic spammed on GameFAQs regularly.
Radiant Dawn allows us to view the 3-13 Archernote 6:48, 11:22, perhaps the only competent allied NPC in the game most powerful character in the universe, stronger than the gods. He does not die, he simply refuses to help you anymore. Truly, he is an hero. Explanation An allied A.I. Sniper helps you out in one of the game's most troublesome chapters, and almost invariably does far better than his stats indicate he should. The fandom has made him a massive Memetic Badass for it.
"The beasts... The beasts wish to... CONSUME ME!" Explanation An enemy boss in Radiant Dawn runs away before your party even reaches him, with this line as his reasoning.
"Danved, who is definitely not Devdan, will fight like ten men! Like a bear! Like a tiger! We don't need Largo and Calill, because Danved is pretty amazing." Explanation Danved's combination of Cloudcuckoolander, Large Ham and high quoteability made him something of an Ensemble Darkhorse... all in just one speaking appearance (not counting Devdan in PoR).
Edward tanks axes with his face. Explanation Radiant Dawn character Edward is a victim of odd animation when he gets hit by axe-wielding brigands. His poor starting stats don't help much either.
In Japan, two memes that spawned from Path of Radiance are especially popular: "Yaa", "Shikkoku House", Explanation Originates in a flash animation where Kieran thinks that if he stands in front of the house the Black Knight comes out of, it will prevent him from emerging. The Black Knight emerges anyway, passing through Kieran and standing in the space next to him, and says "Yaa ('sup?) Welcome to the Shikkoku House (Pure Black House). On Nico Nico Douga, any video in which the Black Knight appears will invariably have "Yaa" comments flying across the screen, and almost every video featuring the level in question will be tagged with "Shikkoku House." and "Volt Axe Shogun." Explanation From another flash, in which Grommel, the boss of a late game level, becomes a memetic dumbass. His subordinates roll boulders down the hill which hit their own units and miss the player's units. The general has an item (the Volt Axe) which is completely ineffective against any unit with high-enough Resistance, his special skill which adds to his stats when at low health does nothing to his magic stat which powers the axe, and at the end of the flash he gets killed by one of his own subordinates finishing him off with a boulder. Someone points out they don't get the Volt Axe that way, but is then shown that no axe user has the magic to use it effectively. tl;dr version, everything about the Volt Axe Shogun is fail. As with Shikkoku House, almost every video on niconico featuring the level is tagged with "Volt Axe Shogun."
"Lord of the Dance" Pelleas.Explanation The character Pelleas in Radiant Dawn has the Miracle skill, which normally reduces a lethal blow to half damage when it activates. If it activates at 1 HP, however, the attack instead misses entirely. This repeated dodging provides a fairly amusing animation when used against Astra, which the fandom ran with. Now anyone who manages to dodge all 5 hits of Astra is said to have "taken dancing lessons from Pelleas." (Note: video contains a Rick Roll)
Path of Radiance shows Oliver, who is also the only truly beautiful character in the game. He too can raep anyone, and might be Gheb's cousin. He is so beautiful he survives the game and returns in Radiant Dawn.Explanation Just like Gheb, Oliver is a boss in Path of Radiance who is fat, ugly, and involved with a slave trade of some sort.
DON'TMESSWITH ABUNNY!! Explanation Yarne says this sometimes when getting a critical. Funnily, you should listen to him, as he usually has some of, if not the, best stat caps in the game for a Lightning Bruiser.
Kellam? Who's that?Explanation Kellam's Running Gag is that he always keep getting ignored one way or another, even when he's the tallest guy around. Heck even Olivia thought she was talking to the tree next to him!
Owain. Explanation For a couple of weeks, he almost reached Gheb-tier status on GameFAQs, with multiple (usually nonsensical) topics about him being made on a daily basis. Fortunately, the fad seems to have died down.
Surgecop Explanation One of Cherche's (Surge, her Japanese name) Critical Hit quotes is "Rest in Pieces!", a quote from Bad Cop.
"Are Marth and Royin this game!?"[[labelnote:Explanation]]The seventh Fire Emblem game was the first to be released abroad, and it's actually a prequel to Roy's game (the hero is his father, Eliwood). Naturally, very few fans at the time were aware that the series consists of four different 'verses and debuted in 1990.
This meme may finally be coming to a close now that the remake of Shadow Dragon (aka THE ONE WITH MARTH) has debuted in the West, and Ike has replaced Roy in the SSB universe and his games are readily available in the West.
Fire Emblem Awakening almost feels like it's playing with this meme to hell and back — both Marth and Roy (along with every other Fire Emblem protagonist) are available and playable as SpotPass or DLC units.
In fact, it directly plays with it in one of the DLC chapters, where the player faces off against a large army of protagonists and important allies from the previous games. Marth and Roy are right next to each other.
They're definitely playing with it in the Smash Brethren DLC maps, where the first two maps have the heroes siding with either Ike or Roy's army to fight off the other character's group, a not-so-subtle nod to the Fandom Rivalry between fans of each title, and, by extension, the question of who should rep Fire Emblem alongside Marth in Smash Bros. (Ironically, Smash Brethren 3 has the player taking on the combined forces of both armies.)
[Insert Character Here] is no hero. He/she's a [Insert Class or descriptor here].Explanation The Class that Mercenaries promote into is called "Hero."
The enemies suck 'cause they never spin. Explanation Most of the units' critical hit animations involve them spinning their weapon in some way; most of the enemies rarely get off critical hits (at least compared to your units).
"Let's call this character 'Vergil.'" Explanation For the New Mystery fan translation, the minor character Belf was renamed "Vergil", a move taken very seriously in a bad way by a select few people. The degree to which it was harped on about became something of a running joke. Later, when discussions arose about revising and tweaking the subpar fan translations of Genealogy, Thracia, and Seals, involving a couple of revisions of names, joking about renaming any given character "Vergil" became a traditional snark about people complaining about name changes in excessive detail.
The Fire Emblem Tumblr fandom is absolutely crazy. Explanation For example, there is the ladies men, Cheeful-Tactician-Seth and Tacticalmaster; Tactician-Sweet-Owain-Fangirl, a girl who is absolutely insane over Owain; Quiet-Tactician-James, who is a Lissa lover; Hugging-Tactician-Rachel, a hugger, obviously, and the pizza daddy, Father-Validar, who roleplays as Validar who sometimes ends up as a pizza man. Oh yes, and Prodigy-Tactician-Hanabi, who THINKS that they are a psycho, but isn't really...
Lunesol Explanation Lunesol is a meme. He really likes dragons.
James Explanation Dangerous Lissa Lover. See the tab above about the FE Tumblr fandom.
Kilala Explanation Kilala is a meme in denial. She claims to not be a meme, yet she continuously trolls her friends (namely Lunesol). She is quite possibly the most popular meme on Tumblr.