Characters Fire Emblem Discussion

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08:17:10 PM Jun 5th 2016
edited by ChrisX
Okay, I'm opening discussions for the Archetypes. Anyone who would like to debate, feel free to post, this is to prevent Flame War. I'll start.

First the Maria archetype. I'm not debating its existence, it was actually pretty good. However... Elise's inclusion there seems a bit too forced: In Conquest, she joins early, violating the rule of 'joins mid-game'. In Revelation, she might fit more as she actually joined Mid-game, but... she's not at all in distress. I thought most Maria are instead captured or in distress until they were rescued then joins on full time? There is one event in Conquest where she's forced to be sidelined, but... that's just one event, and you already recruited her, that is not the same as the other Marias who were sidelined BEFORE you rescued and recruited them. All Elise had in common with the archetype is that she's a Troubadour. Not exactly fitting the archetype.

Now, I once put up an alternative: Forrest. Okay, he's a guy, but let's just look at him and how he actually fits the Maria archetype:
  • His class is Troubadour. Yes.
  • Captured? Yes, his recruitment stage is about rescuing him when he got kidnapped.
  • Is he mid-game? Yes! Leo is available in the middle way of Conquest, and from that you can work on him so he bore Forrest soon. This is even easier in Revelation where Challenges are available, so as soon as you get Leo (he's one of the last guys to join, but that wasn't nearing endgame), you can grind his support then get Forrest mid-game. All in all, he's the LATTER medic than Elise, which fits the 'mid-game healer'
  • Bonus points: Most of these characters are of nobility. Then yes, Forrest qualifies because he's Leo's son.

If anything, Elise is pretty much Nohr's Lena character, not Maria (heck I think Felicia/Jakob fit better, though they're prepromoted, they're your first ground healer before any route splits, you'd be using them more than either Sakura or Elise!). But I just don't get why she was pegged as Maria, when there's Forrest. If Lena can have Rhys as The One Guy, I don't see why Forrest couldn't.

Feel free to debate!
02:21:21 PM Dec 21st 2015
Its best not to include how classes do Tier-wise in each game. Its to debatable of a subject, and belongs in YMMV.

Exceptions may include times where a class is clearly improved to be playable, like Soldiers in Thracia 776 to Path of Radiance.
08:23:35 PM Oct 7th 2015
Should we rename the Shaman to just Dark Mage because Shaman are only named in the GBA games where every other game like Archanea, Jugdral, Awakening, and Fates are being called Dark Mage and seems to be sticking to it.
07:13:04 PM Apr 9th 2013
I noticed we generally used the English version of classes first, such as Cavalier/Social Knight, Myrmidon/Swordfighter, so on and so forth.

As such, should it be Wyvern Rider/Dragon Knight?
06:43:14 PM Oct 29th 2012

  • Adult Child: As an adult, she still apparently shows shades of this.

Adult Child has been renamed to One of the Kids. In order for this to be an example of the trope, the character's childishness has to be from or demonstrated by interacting with children. This example can be added back with context relevant to the trope if it fits.
11:42:29 AM Oct 13th 2012
Which FE 9 tutorial is Anna supposed to appear in as a peg knight? I just thumbed through those and there's a generic peg knight that shows up occasionally, but it's not named "Anna" on the map.
12:13:40 AM Mar 7th 2011
edited by TheSerpentineGargoyle
Honestly, since at least some of the games have their own Character Pages, this entire page should probably be recycled into those pages. Good luck to the troper with the patience to actually undertake that, though.
08:52:30 PM Mar 28th 2010
Sonica: Should we put each game/inter-timelines/something in folders? Like Marth's under one folder, Genealogy/Thracia under one, and so forth? If we're not splitting each game to have their own page, I figure folders would make it easy to scroll down. Why? The page's BIG and LONG.
12:07:23 PM Apr 27th 2010
Alright, I just arranged them into folders. That should make it easier to look for the specific game.
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