Trivia / Fire Emblem Awakening

  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
  • Fake American: Gideon Emery, who voices Gaius, is actually British - for comparison, his other two most famous roles are Balthier and Fenris, and for those, he keeps his natural accent.
  • Fan Nickname: So many it got its own page.
  • Franchise Killer: It would've been this if the game sold fewer than a quarter million units. (More in a retroactive sense; the game was expected to be the final game in the series and was developed as such.) Thankfully, this was was averted, as it became one of the best selling titles in the franchise, and was a commercial and critical success in Japan and the West.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Loads and loads of this! The English voice work, in particular, is almost a reunion of many actors across fandoms such as the Tales Series, Fate/stay night, BlazBlue, Mortal Kombat, and more. And it even has its own page.
  • I Knew It: When Male Morgan was confirmed as the boss of the first Future Past DLC Chapter, some fans theorized that Female Morgan would be the boss of the second chapter. They were right. Even less people were surprised that the third and final Future Past DLC Chapter's boss turned out to be Grima.
    • There were also a surprisingly large number of people who guessed, before the game was released, that "Marth" was actually a girl.
    • Many also called the Avatar being connected to Grima.
    • With regards to localizations, just about everyone called "Thor Hammer" becoming "Mjölnir"
  • Jossed: It has been theorised that Lon'qu, the swordsman who Cannot Talk to Women, would extend his awkwardness around them to his own prospect daughters from the future, should he marry a first generation character who gives birth to a girl. The Future Past DLC josses this: if he marries Tharja and then he goes rescue the alternate universe!Noire, AU!Noire bluntly mentions his aversion to women, and Lon'qu's reply is basically "why would I be scared of my own daughter?". Granted, conversations with other potential daughters suggest that while he is unafraid of being near his daughter, he was afraid that he might.
  • Killer App: It was reported in the UK that the bundle of Awakening and a limited edition 3DS XL made up about 30% of all 3DS XL sales the week it was released, and helped boost sales of the system 50% compared to the previous weeks.
  • Marth Debuted in Smash Bros.: Thanks to the SpotPass optional battles and paid DLC, HEAPS of of characters from FE2, 3/12, 4, 5, and 6 are appearing in English for the first time ever in this game. Marth himself averts this, having previously appeared in Shadow Dragon.
  • Newbie Boom: A major source for the Fire Emblem series. It's the best selling Fire Emblem game ever and helped to draw in many new players to the fandom.
    • Ever since Robin and Lucina were announced as playable characters in Super Smash Bros U/3DS, people who were interested in playing as them quickly learned of their roles in Awakening. This got even more people interested in the 3DS game, and in some cases, the series in general (particularly the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates).
  • No Dub for You: While the various European localizations are very creative and heavily Woolseyized, only English and Japanese voiceovers exist for the game, unlike Radiant Dawn's multiple European voices. However, all Western versions of the game contain both voice tracks, unlike with previous Fire Emblem games.
  • One of Us: If his Twitter is anything to go by, Kaiji Tang, the English voice actor for Owain, is an avid player of the game himself.
  • Pigeonholed Voice Actor: Yuri Lowenthal voicing a Kid Hero, Bryce Papenbrook voicing an energetic, creepily cheerful Kid Hero, Stephanie Sheh voicing a bipolar character, Kate Higgins voicing a Tomboy; and Tara Platt voicing stern, serious mage, and a Lady of War, Sam Riegel as a Ridiculously Average Guy Badass Normal villager, Richard Epcar voicing a hammy villain.
  • Reality Subtext: It's possible to pair Miriel and Ricken. Their voice actors, Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal, are married in Real Life. Doubles as Hilarious in Hindsight, as the two were a fairly popular pairing even before their English voice actors were announced.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: If you recruit Walhart and Priam, then Richard Epcar and Jamieson Price once again voice super strong warriors capable of wiping out hundreds of soldiers in the same army. Though their characters never interact, except for their Hot Spring Scramble conversations, their roles kind of intersect, too, since Walhart and Dong Zhuo are both evil overlords, and Priam and Lu Bu are fight-happy killing machines.
  • Serendipity Writes the Plot: Why Morgan has amnesia, as, depending on whether the Avatar marries a first or second generation unit, Morgan would have wildly different backgrounds and would require numerous script changes to their Supports. Amnesia easily circumvents this problem.
  • Talking to Himself: Insofar as Voice Grunting allows, given doubling up among both casts. Especially notable though with the mother-daughter pairs Sumia and Cynthia and Cordelia and Severa in the respective dubs (Ayano Yamamoto and Julie Ann Taylor respectively). Also Donnel and Stahl share the same English actor.
    • Some of the fathers and sons can end up talking to themselves if you pair the mothers up appropriately: Lon'qu and Brady, Kellam and Gerome, Gregor and Laurent, or Yarne and Robin (if the right voice option is picked on Robin).
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Early trailers indicate Sumia was planned to have Cavalier as a reclass option.
    • In earlier trailers, Garrick (the Barbarian boss of the prologue) was named Grendel, but this was changed for unknown reasons.
    • Certain concept art suggests Cordelia early on was planned to have blue hair.
    • Several unused sprites for characters exist showing that Sully, Stahl, Lon'qu, Olivia, and Say'ri were able to promote into the Hero class at some point. Since all of those characters can become Myrmidons, this implies that the Hero used to be the promoted form of the Myrmidon.
    • Another sprite shows a critical hit animation for an unmasked Gerome, which indicates that he was to remove his mask during combat at some point.
    • A critical/skill portrait was discovered for Phila was well; unfortunately, though, she's killed off before she has a chance to use it.
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: In the Japanese version, the same lady does all the female Avatar voice options (which range from mature Lady of War to Token Mini-Moe) as well as one of the male ones.