The various promotion seals are made of a material similar to the evolutionary stones in Pokémon.Much like in Fire Emblem, evolving a Pokémon early with a stone makes them powerful early on but with serious drawbacks. Also, the Elysian Whip has the ability to evolve a pegasus into a wyvern.
"Chris" is Ike, and Soren is "Mark."Chris is rather similar to Ike (though more so to FE9 Ike), and we never see Mark's face. Soren and Ike left Tellius, got split up, and now Ike is helping people out because that's just how he is, while Soren is partly trying to make himself a rep so he can get better answers from nobles and the like about Ike's whereabouts, partly repaying Lyn for saving his life. Would also explain why the Tactician/Mark doesn't do any more tactics after becoming known. As for the supposed sinking/flooding Yune/Ashunera caused, I think it's more likely it simply raised water levels around Tellius (since Ike seems to head for other continents at the end). This theory would put Tellius and Elibe in the same universe as Archaneia, Jugdral, and Valencia. And I kind of already believe Magvel and Elibe to be part of the same universe.
All the games take place on the same planet. Also, the player takes the part of the Tactician Spirit, a spirit who aids the cause of right no matter what.Someone had to say it. Additionally, the games all take place in the same order they were published, with the exception of Fire Emblem 6/7. The Dragon Laguz from Tellius are the deteriorated descendants of the Dragons of FE7/6. About half the size, as well. Also, the Tactician Spirit decided to try out a new spell he recently acquired, "Incarnation", and appeared in Elibe. This is why he never was seen again after the Dragon is killed. He carried a Time tome, which allows him to rewind time until he wins a battle. Again, Nasir is Nils' descendant. Look at him! You know it to be true!
Sword of Seals 16x/Tower of Valni 8/Shadow Dragon 24x is a TARDIS
Spellbooks are the material components for spells.Each page is written in a magically charged script; they're more like blueprints for the spell. This explains why mages can run out of spells from a given spellbook, and why they can't cast without a book. When they cast a spell, they tear a page out of the book, and use it to cast the spell; the page is consumed by the effort. When they have used all the spells in a book; they obviously can't continue casting from it. You can only put so much magic into a single book, which is why the really powerful spell books have so few pages in them.
Frey is the canonical sacrifice in FE11.(Completely stolen from the Fire Emblem Wiki.) The prologue of Shadow Dragon is an entirely new level that was not present in the original game, and in it, you gain control of a few of the units that were in your starting army in the original: Marth, Jagen, Cain, Abel, and Gordin. You also gain control of one brand-new character, Frey. During this prologue, you have to sacrifice a unit for use as a decoy, who will be Lost Forever — not even the staff that revives the dead late in the game can bring that unit back (although by that point, why would you want to?) — in order to get a door to open. (You can avoid the use of the decoy by purposely killing Gordin, who appears as a recruitable "enemy", instead of recruiting him.) Not only would this explain where Frey was in the original game, but in Hard Mode, where the prologue is automatically skipped, Frey is once again missing. It is therefore speculated that canonically, Frey sacrificed himself to allow Marth to escape prior to the start of the first game.
The sacrifice/decoy in FESD is not dead, but was captured by Gra's troops.As an add-on to the previous WMG, the character used as the decoy (canonically Frey) isn't dead. They don't actually say anywhere that the decoy was killed, and, as mentioned above, the Aum Staff cannot revive the decoy. Why? Because the decoy isn't dead in the first place. Being killed a few years before the main game isn't a suitable explanation; you can revive any other character that was lost in the Prologue. With a remake of Book II on the way, who knows? Perhaps Frey might make a reappearance...
Canonically, Norne never joined Marth's group in FE11.Similar to how Frey is the canon sacrifice, one can assume that Norne is, in canon, killed during the Prologue or simply never actually met up with Marth, seeing as how she doesn't appear in any mode except Normal, which is the only one where the prologue isn't skipped.
All people in 9 and 10 with green hair are related.One of Elincia's relatives took a trip to Begnion long before the game started. Apparently having a negligible amount of self-control, he ended up producing fraternal twins with one woman, and a single boy with another. The second girl was actually a branded, and the child was Stefan. He was likely also Sothe's father. The twins were Sigrun and Rolf's mother; they don't get along well because the latter is a horrible person. At some point before meeting Rolf's father, she had another child, who she abandoned at an orphanage in Daein. We now know that that child as Aran. The rest is history.
Miledy and Zeiss are Priscilla's children.After her tragic relationship with Heath, she had married Erk as part of a political marriage while bearing Miledy and Zeiss in secret. Erk found out and sent them off to Bern as Wveryn knights, which was a polite way to disown the both of them.
Mia's archrival is outside the Tellius timeline.
The five orbs from Marth's Fire Emblem Shield are the Sacred Stones in Magvel.Five orbs in Marth's Shield, Five Stones for each of the main nations in Magvel. With the heavens sending the stones to Magvel, inter-world travel is possible. The Darksphere, more attuned to darkness, was the one used to seal away Fomortiis, but its dark energies allowed his soul to endure for 800 years. The Starsphere, increasing the stat potentials in Archanaea, was sealed at Renais, the nation of the high-potential Lord characters. The Geosphere, governing earth, goes to the desert wastes of Jehanna. The Lightsphere, counter to the Darksphere, was enshrined in the holy capital of the continent, Rausten. This leaves the Lifesphere to go to Frelia, because... Frelia provides a safe haven to provide safety for Eirika once Renais gets destroyed, perhaps?
Jahn is full of crap and has no soul.Jahn's explanation to Roy (and before that, presumably Zephiel) has one glaring flaw: it relies on the idea that dragons don't possess all those silly emotions humans do. Even neglecting Ninian, Nils, and Sophia because they are only half-dragon (though Ninian and Nils grew up beyond the gate and would have learned the dragons' social norms...), it only takes about five seconds looking in Fa's general direction to see that this is obviously bullshit. Thus, Zephiel's justification for war and both the trustworthiness of Jahn's words and his motivations are called into question. But why would Jahn tell this to Zephiel, who was in a position to believe him as he had only met Idoun, and Roy, who really should have seen enough of Fa by then to know better? Because, much like the case of Sonia, though Jahn believes himself to be a true dragon, he's really just an especially intelligent war dragon. In fact, all of Elibe's fire dragons were the same, a fact the other dragons may or may not have understood. Idoun didn't create the first war dragons, just mass-produced dumb ones that could be sacrificed by the score. The original fire dragons were created long before the Scouring as guardians and shock troops in case of war, and a few managed to worm their way into positions of power as time passed and the other dragons forgot that they didn't have the capacity for empathy and so really shouldn't be trusted with it. Even after the war, the fire dragons continued in their role as guardians — besides Ninian and Nils, the only dragons that cross the gate when Nergal opens it are fire dragons because they are the only ones there, keeping watch on it. Building off of this, it's highly likely that Jahn's version of events is just as wrong as history's. The conflict that became the Scouring may not even have started as humans vs dragons at all. If the Eight Heroes' tale followed the normal Fire Emblem patterns, the war likely started as a sudden invasion of one country by another, each a mix of humans and dragons, that slowly changed into a conflict of species as alliances shifted and a hidden power — like, say, Jahn and his brethren — manipulated events behind the scenes. The Heroes' army may well even have had a dragon or two of its own — Aenir, perhaps, or Melitha.
The power Bramimond sacrificed his identity for wasn't Apocalypse, but Aum.In every Fire Emblem world where it is known to exist, the most powerful, sought after, and elusive of magics is the ability to bring back the dead. Yet, despite there being no apparent foreshadowing of his ability to do so, Bramimond comes out of nowhere in the ending of Blazing Sword to bring back Ninian. Deus ex Machina, right? Except that we know that Bramimond traded his soul for the greatest of dark magics. Since most dark magic is used for killing things, the obvious assumption is that that refers to Apocalypse, but we also know that Nergal frequently used dark magic to create at least a mockery of life — his morphs. It's not a great leap to say that this might have been his pale imitation of Bramimond's greatest accomplishment. Of course, this means that Bramimond would have had cause and motivation to give everything to bring someone back from the dead — perhaps an unknown family member or love interest, but due to Conservation of Detail most likely one of the other heroes. My guess, for the best symbolism/irony/shipping, is Elimine.
The Creature Campaign takes place after the Epilogue of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.Most of the characters that can be unlocked in Creature Campaign died during the course of the story, but King Hayden of Frelia didn't. However, it's likely that he did die at some point not too far into the future, as the endings for many Frelian characters mention Innes's ascension to the throne and Innes's own ending specifically states that he became king after his father died. Unlike the epilogue of Blazing Sword, Sacred Stones's epilogue doesn't mention the deaths of any playable characters except for those that actually died during the course of gameplay — not even Cool Old Guy Duessel, although his regular ending does mention "his remaining years." After selecting Creature Campaign in a given file and saving the file once, the Epilogue from that clear data can no longer be viewed. Theory: the Epilogue is "written" 5-10 years after the events of the game, while all participants are still alive (and in the case of those who were paired up, have started families), and that the Creature Campaign takes place after that has already been written and is therefore not included in the history; Hayden is already dead by this point.
FE13 will star a player-created Lord.My Unit was a test.
Athena is from a royal family in Archaneia.Think about it. Though her Funetik Aksent muddles her words up a bit, she refers to herself in the third person using pronouns such as "we" and "us." This is a trait that royalty of European countries (such as England) wherein the ruler would use the plural form in order to suggest that they carried the backing of their ancestors when they made a decision. Also, she has a shadowy background, having been saved by villagers from drowning in a river. Where did she come from beforehand? Perhaps she was a runaway princess from a kingdom being trampled under Doluna, Grust, or Medon's campaign? And speaking of Medon, Athena and Princess Minerva are linked by their names, which are the Greek and Roman equivalents of one another, respectively.
The Falchion and the Tyrfing are the same weaponIt's pretty much confirmed at this point that Archaneia is the distant future of Jugdral. The two weapons resemble one another, so it's entirely possible that the two weapons are one and the same, but with different lore attached to it.
Bramimond was in fact originally female.Bramimond's name is another of the series' innumerable references to The Song of Roland. While such references don't necessarily have to bear any resemblance to their origins, it's worth noting that the original bearer of the name (which started out with an "e" on the end of it) was the wife of the Saracen king. Granted, Bramimond is pretty consistently referred to as "he" by just about everyone before admitting it really doesn't have a gender anymore, but, well, a thousand years is a long time, even for Athos, and who knows just how much of that time Bramimond spent as a blank slate.
The people in these games are not truly human.Confirmed in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, the Laguz and Beorc evolved from scaly creatures into things which looked a lot more like their "goddess." Why stop there? Who is to say we are looking at are humans in any of these games? 1: no game is on Earth, 2: strange phenotypes are always common, and 3: silver hurts them more than iron and steel. Silver is not particularly dangerous to humans as far as metals go, but many monsters hate silver.
Briggid was resurrected by her Holy Weapon after the Battle of Bahara, the same way Levin was.Because it seems a tad bit too convenient to have another character with a holy weapon survive the exact same battle and have more or less the same symptoms later (the memory loss).
Ike was abducted by Aimee.Or seduced or blackmailed or something. Word of God states that Aimee and Larabel are the same person. This raises questions because she uses the name Larabel on a different continent but there is only one continent on Ike's planet. This means one of two things: 1. She is very old, old enough to live through the great flood ''and'' the shifting of plate tectonics to create new land and/or some seriously prolonged volcanic activity. 2. She is able to move between different worlds and or timelines somehow. Given that technology is advancing on Tellius, this shows the planet is not in Medieval Stasis and thus cannot be the same place as Marth's games. While not evil, Aimee's shown to have questionable ethics, charging you full price for her wares when even when the world is about to end. Aimee also doesn't hide her intentions to take Ike, and his resistance would have failed if not for Soren's interference. Eventually, Aimee anticipated and got around Soren's meddling. They are on another planet or in another timeline now and left no trace, everyone else can only assume they fell overboard on a fishing trip or something.
Anna is a Time Lord, and Jake is her companion.This actually may have some tangential canon basis, given how in Awakening she presides over the way of meeting characters from other universes.
All the continents are part of the same Earth.While there is a similar theory already here, mine is more specifically about the continents themselves rather than the time. Wondering about things like planet size (because when you have multiple continents the size of Asia, it takes a larger planet than Earth to keep them from touching), would be somewhat of a handwave, but almost required in this theory; however, I digress. You COULD narrow it down to three continents, Archaneia being the same as Jugdral (though I will leave that debate in of itself open for discussion — who knows why Word of God would say that Jugdral took place thousands of years earlier?); leaving us with both Magvel and Elibe as the other two continents. While one must wonder why it takes the whole "Other World" concept of Awakening to reach characters from the other series, I think it has more to do with the major time differentials over anything else.
The events in FE Jugdral pass in Serial Experiments Lain.Diadora is Lain; in the manga, she wanted to have a life like historical princess, but EVERYTHING went wrong for her as always. The Dark Dragon god Loptous, knowing this, came back in her son, and, wanting her power (Omnipotence), attempted to kill her and steal her power, but she rewrote reality, granting to Yuria the sacred Naga blood, and erasing herself from the FE series. (This doesn't go well. The reason? Fire Emblem: Awakening.)
Magvel (FE8) is Valencia (FE2), 1800 years laterNo, really. Alm and Cellica's dynasty lasted for a thousand years, until the Demon King appeared and destroyed the united kingdom. He was stopped by five heroes and a dragon, getting sealed away for 800 years in five magic rocks. Obviously, the two games have many similarities (zombies and other monsters running around, that green hair, etc.), but furthermore, compare the maps (which we so lovingly spend time traversing). Magvel is far more squished, but you could write that off as a matter of art style and function. Some locations can even be matched up.
Murdoch is half-dragon.Take a look at this page. It shows a comparison between characters' appearances in Blazing Sword and Sword of Seals, which takes place 20 years later. Notice how Murdoch doesn't seem to have aged at all, while others like Eliwood, Hector, and especially Zephiel look a lot older? Now look at the other two characters who don't appear to have aged: Sofiya and Fa. Notice anything? Yep, they're a half-dragon and full blooded dragon, respectively. Though that begs the question: if those two look so young yet are centuries old, just how old is Murdock??
The Demon King Fomortiis made the disaster that would strike Grado appear far worse than it really would be.Lyon and the mages of Grado were using the power of the Grado Sacred Stone, which held the soul of the Demon King, to peer into the future. Within, they saw a massive earthquake that would destroy half of Grado. However, the epilogues mention a massive landslide that, while devastating, does not 'destroy half the country.' Many assume this is just a prelude to the real disaster, but what if it wasn't? Suppose Fomortiis, from within the Sacred Stone, manipulated the image the mages of Grado saw so that they saw the disaster as far worse than it would be. Knoll said that great events can send ripples through history. It's possible that some sort of temporal forced perspective happened, making the landslide seem to happen farther into the future, but much worse than it would be (A smaller but closer disturbance causing just as big ripples as larger, but more distant, disasters). Thus, Fomortiis had his hand in the corruption of Lyon and the entire war even before Lyon began to bargain with him. He made the disaster seem far worse in order to tempt Lyon into utilizing the dark powers within the stone, and thus facilitate his return.
The upcoming crossover will involve aliens.Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Since this will be the first time the history of Fire Emblem to involve ANY sort of science fiction elements, what better way to fit in with the tactical RPG gameplay of the series than by having the main kingdom being invaded by aliens from another planet and/or dimension? In this case, the aliens are using special interdimensional summoning technology to summon demons from the Shin Megami Tensei universe as their main foot soldiers. However, using this technology starts doing weird damage to the fabric of time and space, leading to all the main characters from both franchises coming together and eventually teaming up take down the singular threat.
The next FE will use feudal Japan and assorted elements of Japanese myth and religion as the basis for its world and all respective classes.Since Fire Emblem has a distinctly medieval flavor, it wouldn't be hard to interchange the widely European-inspired settings and classes with Japanese counterparts. For example, Samurai = Knight and/or Archer, Ninja = Thief and/or Assassin, Ronin = Mercenary, Shogun = General, and Miko = Shaman. Onmyoji and the male and female monks in various Buddhist sects would function as Mages, Monks, Priests, and Clerics. Other classes like Wyvern Rider, Dancer, and Manakete would only require minimal tweaks and so on and so forth. As a twist, the Myrmidon analogue would use Western sword techniques and resemble European knights, perhaps modeled after light cavalry like dragoons (sans the horses) to keep the archetype's stats in check.
Alternatively, the next game will have a Steampunk influence.If only because this would allow for Gun Mages. You'd essentially have a guy (or gal) like Balthier or Albus as a Unit on your side, which would be the definition of "win."
Marth canonically uses a cheating device to obtain infinite Aum Staffs.In Shadow Dragon, the only way to recruit Norne, Athena, Horace, Hetzel, and Ymir is to allow massive numbers of your own units to get killed. However, in New Mystery, all of the characters from Shadow Dragon are alive and well, and recognize Marth, including the ones whose recruitment depended on everyone else being dead. Therefore, the only way this could have happened is if Marth made it all the way to the endgame of Shadow Dragon, then had Elice use the Aum Staff to resurrect everyone who he had sent to their deaths so he could unlock the side-chapters. Where did he get all of those Aum Staffs? Simple: Game Shark.
If Fire Emblem does a future crossover, it will be with Pokémon.That's a crossover waiting to happen and hey, if Pokemon can crossover with Nobunaga's Ambition, why not?
The upcoming crossover with Shin Megami Tensei will be a direct-but-distant sequel to Awakening.Specifically the ending where Chrom seals Grima away instead of the Avatar killing him permanently. Ylisse undergoes a golden age for a thousand years, finally overcoming its Medieval Stasis and entering something similar to the more modern MegaTen settings. But old legends do not die easily, and it would be interesting to see how a modern civilization without access to the legendary weapons deals with a newly-awakened Grima. Chrom and the Avatar could even return as Einherjar to explain exactly what happened in their time and help the current protagonists deal with Grima's return.
My Unit/Kris from FE12 was canonically male.In Awakening's Rogues and Redeemers 1 DLC, Katarina has a longer conversation with a male Avatar about Kris than with a female Avatar. The gender of Kris whenever Katarina refers to him/her in the DLC depends on the Avatar's gender (it's the same as the Avatar's gender). That, combined with the fact that the male My Unit appears on the boxart for FE12, leads me to believe My Unit/Kris was canonically male.
Victor from Genealogy of the Holy War had lead poisoning.It fits surprisingly well. The man is the most sickly looking person in the game. He is very gaunt and unhealthy looking. The man's a noble and there's no reason he wouldn't have the best care possible, but if he was suffering from lead poisoning than doctors would try to treat it... with things like blood letting and giving him lead based medicine (which is what happened to Ludwig van Beethoven). The lead based medicine would have worsen his condition. Lead poisoning causes emaciation (thinning out his body), the anger issues he had (anger at finding out that he got his maid pregant), and his mental instability and over-reactions (his suicide when his wife cheated on him). His appearance could a result of insomnia, lose of appetite, and maybe vomiting caused by lead poisoning. It could even cause constipation and diarrhea. The disease could explain his emotional problems which lead to his suicide. If true, it would make him look a little better personality wise.
The reason why Jugdral has no Fire Emblem.Every continent has their own version of the Fire Emblem. Elibe's is Bern's Sacred Treasure, Magvel's is Grado's Sacred Stone, Tellius' is Lehran's Medallion,and Akaneia's is the Shield of Seals, yet Jugdral's is conspicuously missing, aside from a throwaway line IF Azel is paired with certain characters. (For that matter, so is Valentia's). This is because Jugdral (and Valentia) take place in the same world as Akaneia, where the Fire Emblem already exists.
The dragon Forseti is Nils, many years after the events of Blazing SwordNinian kills 2 fire dragons and injures the surviving the one with a blast of icy wind in Blazing Sword. Nils is a bard, and being Ninian's brother, would have access to what Ninian used. Forseti is associated with raging winds, Prince Lewyn masqueraded as a bard for some time, and said prince later on was Forseti in human form. After leaving through the Dragon's Gate, Nils went with Naga and the other dragons who traveled to Judgral, where he did a blood pact with one of the Crusaders and enchanted the book Forseti. Later on, Lewyn was given the Forseti tome from his mother and after his death became Nils/Forseti.
After the MegaTen crossover, we'll get one with The Legend of Zelda.After all, Link in more recent games is essentially Donnel if he were a Lord and lacked the low stat caps. A lot of the other characters match up to your typical FE classes quite well, too (Zelda = Princess/Sage, Sheik and OoT!Impa = Assassin, Twinrova and Veran = Sorceress, Nayru = Bard note , Din = Dancer, Onox = General, Vaati = Dark Mage/Sorcerer, etc.).
Like Anna, there's an entire family of Jakes running around the Outrealms.It'd certainly explain why every Jake we've seen so far (all two of them) is romantically linked to that game's Anna. Perhaps the two families have made some sort of pact, resulting in what can only be assumed as Perfectly Arranged Marriages for the Annas and Jakes. The family that Jake hails from, however, is far smaller than that of the Annas, with more genetic variability among their members, thus accounting for Jake's more limited appearances (the Archanea games and Blazing Sword) and the wildly different looks for each Jake.
Why Manakete fertility rate is so low.I think that the degradation of the manaketes and their birth rate lowing is no coincidence. Manaketes are dragons in human form, so they should have to be in that form to give birth to a dragon child, right? But since dragons have been degrading, they can't stay in dragon form for very long normally. But female manaketes must stay in dragon form for as long as the pregnancy lasts, so they must have a child while in dragon form for however long it takes, while retaining sanity and not attacking whoever is nearby and without provoking anyone who can kill them. Woow...