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The character sheet is for characters first introduced in ''Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'' or its remake, ''Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon''.
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[[folder:Marth]]
!!Prince Marth of Altea
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Marth_7376.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''[[WarriorPrince Altean Prince]]'']]
[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Marth in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/marth_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I am a prince before I am a son or brother."''

The prince and heir of the kingdom of Altea, and the hero of most of the Archanea games. Exiled to Talys in the beginning of the War of Shadows after his father was betrayed by former ally Gra, Marth united the forces of Altea, Aurelis and Archanea to rise up against Dolhr and kill the revived Medeus. Three years later, he clashed head-on with the mad Emperor [[spoiler:Hardin]] of Archanea in the War of Heroes. In time, [[spoiler:Archanea would come to be united under his rule as the War of Heroes [[WarIsHell took its toll]] on the rulers of other nations]], and he would go down in history as the legendary Hero-King; thousands of years later, his descendants are [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening the royal family of Ylisse]], including Chrom, Emmeryn, Lissa, Owain and Lucina.

->'''Class:''' Lord (most appearances), Lodestar (''Awakening'' DLC and [=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShigeruNakahara (Audio Drama), Shinichiro Ota (Dengeki CD), Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (Japanese, OVA, all versions of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/AiOrikasa (Japanese, OVA [child]), Creator/YuuKobayashi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' [child]), Creator/SpikeSpencer (English, OVA), Creator/YuriLowenthal (English, ''VideoGame/CodeNameSteam'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'', ''VideoGame/DragaliaLost'')
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* EleventhHourSuperpower: Falchion is this for him.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Marth used to look like [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/7/70/Fe1marthfalchion.png/revision/latest?cb=20140329013726 this]]. Then, ''Mystery'' gave him [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/a/a6/Marth.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100721080303 a more Bishounen look]]. Then, this trope was taken Up to Eleven with the ''Super Smash Bros.'' games; [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/8/84/MarthBrawl.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100811025031 behold]]. His ''Shadow Dragon'' [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:MarthDS.jpg look]] and ''New Mystery'' look (shown above) are no slouches either.
* AdaptationalWimp: In the game, Marth is a rather naive person, but also brave and overall willing to get the job done no matter how bittersweet the outcome may become. In the OVA, the prospect of killing a deer sends Marth into tears that Cornelius has to slap some sense on him. If the OVA continued further, Marth might be able to grow some backbone, but unfortunately it was cut short, so him crying for being unable to kill a deer is [[NeverLiveItDown a part that's kind of hard to forget in the OVA.]]
* AllLovingHero: One of his defining traits. He ''hates'' conflict despite showing a talent for it, and always tries to at least make sure all his men come back home.
* BackToBackBadasses: With My Unit in the ''New Mystery of the Emblem ~Heroes of Light and Shadow~'' boxart.
* BadassCape: Wears one in every design.
* {{Bishonen}}: Though not as much as some of the other characters. Turned UpToEleven in his ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' appearances (to the point of {{Flanderization}} concerning DudeLooksLikeALady), but toned down to normal levels for ''Shadow Dragon'' and the sequel.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Caeda.
* ChromaticArrangement: Kickstarted the trend of a blue lord followed by red and green knights.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Though he and Caeda are as much an OfficialCouple as you can get, he seems completely oblivious to the many other women who develop unrequited crushes on him. Among them being Catria, Marisha, and even a nameless village girl. (Two actually, one in ''Mystery'' Book 2's Chapter 17, and one in the OVA.)
* CoolSword: The Falchion. A weapon that would fall into [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Chrom]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening and Lucina]]'s hands. In the original, he is the only one who can equip the Mercurius. However, this was changed and anyone with a high enough weapon level (''Mystery'') or A rank in swords (remakes) can wield it.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Falchion in the original. While it is an unbreakable weapon and its ability to negate direct attacks from non-Manaketes is nice, it is only effective against Medeus, and has only 10 Might. You might want to stock up on some Dragon Slayers against the remaining Manakete enemies in the game. ''Mystery'' nerfed the Falchion by raising its weight and removing its direct attack negating ability. This is averted in the remake, where the Falchion is pretty much an unbreakable Silver Sword that is effective against all Manaketes.
* DependingOnTheWriter: A very blatant example; while he always keeps his base traits of bravery and nobility, in his original appearances he's a borderline KiddieKid[=/=]Manchild, in ''Shadow Dragon'' he is extremely WiseBeyondHisYears, and in ''New Mystery'' he's mostly mature with childish HiddenDepths.
* DiscOneNuke:
** In Book 2 of ''Mystery'', Marth is the only character from your starting team who can double using Steel Swords other than [[CrutchCharacter Arran]].
** Thanks to the access to buyable Rapiers, Marth is one of the more useful characters in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''.
* TheDragonSlayer: Thanks to wielding the Falchion, he is this. His legendary variant in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' takes this to the next level, since his exclusive B skill makes him when fighting against dragons guarantees that he has follow-up attacks, prevents any of their follow-up attacks, and makes sure that they ''never'' counterattack.
* DrawAggro: In the original NES ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', enemies will always prioritize attacking him if he is within their attack range.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Marth didn't wear any pants in the original ''Shadow Dragon'' and wears only a tunic. He has since been clothed in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', but only in the cover box and portrait as his battle sprite doesn't show.
* TheEmperor: [[spoiler:Becomes one to the entire continent of Archanea at the end of ''New Mystery''.]]
* FinishingMove: His Legendary variant raises his sword into the air, before charging forward and stabbing the opponent repeatedly, a homage to one of the final animations of his Dancing Blade special in ''Smash Bros.''
* TheGoodKing: [[spoiler:Becomes one after being crowned Emperor of Archanea at the end of ''New Mystery''.]]
* TheHero: The original ''Fire Emblem'' hero.
* HeroesPreferSwords: He started the trend of main characters using them. He's also semi-unique in that he ''always'' uses swords exclusively, with only two exceptions: in ''Heroes'', his Altean Groom variant wields axes, and his Royal Altean Duo variant wields bows.
* HumbleHero: In spinoff material, he is generally dumbfounded at all of the praise heaped at him, and doesn't really consider himself to be a Hero-King.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: In the original and ''Mystery of the Emblem.'' ''Shadow Dragon'' changes this -- it shows that the betrayal of Gra and the loss of his family and kingdom have, in fact, not been at all healthy for him psychologically. ''New Mystery'' finally settles on a Downplayed example of this trope.
* IUhYouToo: [[spoiler:With Caeda in the epilogue.]]
* JackOfAllTrades: As a Lord, he is responsible for visiting villages, seizing, fighting, and opening treasure chests. (Granted, thieves can also do the last one.)
* JustAKid: His youth is often pointed out.
* LightningBruiser: In the original, when compared to everyone else on the cast, his growth is above average in every area with a standout luck growth, beside defense where he has 20% (20% is the average defense growth in the first game). In ''New Mystery'', the growth inflation still gives him an above average growth in offense, alongside average defense.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: 2000 years later, by the time of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', he's known as the legendary Hero King who united the continent and saved the world.
* MageKiller: In the original. Luck is used for Magic Evasion, and he has a very high luck stat, a characteristic that can be found on a lot of his successors.
* MagneticHero: Marth makes friends and allies with ease, and he's got one of the largest armies in FE history to prove it. Lampshaded by Marth's personal skill in ''Fates'': Charm, or Charisma in the original.
* MeaningfulName: Marth's original, Japanese name (マルス Marusu) is Mars which comes from the Roman God of War.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: The 1996 OVA gave him the surname Lowell.
* NiceGuy: Marth's kindness is one of his most defining features; he has compassion for his enemies and friends alike, to the point where some consider him naïve.
* NoPronunciationGuide: A strange case -- the English dub of the OVA translated his name as "Mars", traditionally pronounced "marz", but still pronounced it closer to "Marce" (which, if you ignore "Marth" for a moment, is actually pretty kana-accurate).
* NotMeThisTime: A rare heroic example. At the end of Chapter 3 of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', Lang accuses him of orchestrating the rescue of Grust's prince and princess from his clutches. Marth admits that he had nothing to do with it, but should have.
* OfferedTheCrown: [[spoiler:Minerva, Sheena and Nyna leave him the crowns of Macedon, Gra and Archanea, respectively. He also gets the crown of Aurelis, as its King has no heirs.]]
* OnlyOneName: Potentially one of the series's rare [[AvertedTrope aversions;]] the OVA referenced above [[AllThereInTheManual gives him the last name of 'Lowell,']] though the name's canonicity is ambiguous.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Fates'' and ''Heroes''.
-->"I must end you."\\
"Forgive me."\\
"My prayers are with you."\\
"Fate has brought us here."
* TheRedBaron: [[IHaveManyNames Many]]: "Prince of Light", "Hero-King", "Star Lord/Star and Savior"...
* {{Revenge}}: He heavily resents both Grust and Gra for invading and betraying Altea, and it shows in how he emphasized both kingdoms in the list of enemy factions that must be defeated. He mellows down when he learns that there are good people in both kingdoms, and eventually aids the two when they are facing trouble in ''Mystery''.
* RoyalRapier: The first to start a tradition of lords using these as their primary weapon. Unlike most of his successors, however, he actually uses a rapier as intended; in any game featuring him outside of the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, he'll be the only lord who actually uses a fencer like a proper fencer and thrusts with it instead of slashing, as Chrom and Lucina are wont to do.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The Prince, and later King, of Altea, and he fights on the frontlines.
* ShroudedInMyth: Became this thousands of years after the events of his life. Lucina believed that he was essentially an unstoppable one man army who saved the world, which possibly influenced how she acts when putting up her "Marth" disguise. She was shocked when Tiki told her that he was kind, gentle, cared about his friends more than anything else, and was hopelessly idealistic.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Falchion, a dragonslaying sword made from one of Naga's fangs and even gives him HealingFactor.
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: As with all other ''Fire Emblem'' protagonists, his death results in a game over.
* TheWisePrince: Marth checks off all of the boxes: Kind, compassionate, thoughtful, and contemplative, with a distaste for fighting and the desire to put his friends' and kingdom's needs first.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Kickstarted the recurring tendency for ''Fire Emblem'' protagonists to sport blue (or otherwise unrealistically-colored) hair.
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[[folder:Caeda ''(Shiida, Sheeda)'']]
!!Princess Caeda of Talys ''(Shiida, Sheeda)''
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[[caption-width-right:250:''Talys's Heart'']]
[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Caeda in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/caeda_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->''"Do you believe in love?"''

Caeda is the pure-hearted princess of Talys, trained as a pegasus knight. She is a childhood friend of Marth, the two having grown up together. She joins Marth in his quest, staying by his side most of the time and is also responsible for recruiting various people, including Castor, Navarre, Roger, Jake, and Lorenz. After the War of Shadows, she becomes Marth's fiancée, but the two don't get around to marrying until after the War of Heroes.

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight\\
'''Voiced by:''' Rei Sakuma (Audio Drama), Creator/YuriAmano (Dengeki CD) , Creator/SakuraTange (Japanese, OVA), Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese, ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KimSevier (English, OVA), Creator/CheramiLeigh (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'')
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: She has bright cyan hair in the OVA in contrast to the Marth shade of blue she has regularly, making her look like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Eirika]] for newer audiences.
* AdaptationalWimp:
** In other adaptations. The manga has her wielding a sword, but she can't properly use it and is easily knocked away until Hardin rescues her, and they even omit some of Caeda's capabilities of recruiting people (like Navarre). This is vastly different from the games, where she's always a very good unit and can easily rack up humongous kill counts on her own.
** Downplayed in ''Heroes''. While still a capable ActionGirl, Caeda is hampered by the simplified game mechanics. Dodge is nonexistent, so her high Speed is only useful to double attack, and her Strength is so pitiful that she will only deal single digit damage to non-squishies. She still has high Resistance to become an anti-magic unit, but she won't be easily racking up kill counts like before, and customization only mitigates this a little. The [[BalanceBuff introduction of a "Wing Sword" weapon just for her]] did help her significantly, though, giving her the niche of a fast striker who focuses on often getting specials and a bane to many armored/cavalry units.
* AnAxeToGrind: Can get axes if she promotes to Dracoknight or swords if she promotes to Falcon Knight.
* BladeOnAStick: Uses lances as her main weapon.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Marth.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Only in the [=OVAs=]; she stomps on Marth's foot when the village elder's daughter makes eyes to him.
* CrutchCharacter: The remake gives Caeda the Wing Spear, an {{expy}} of Marth's Rapier, to compensate for her rather weak start and her newfound inability (thanks to the introduction of weapon ranks) to grab Jagen's silver lance as compensation.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Marth's love interest, and always by his side during both wars.
* DiscOneNuke: The Wing Spear in the remake, due in particular to the fact that it can be reforged to gain additional Might with a very favorable formula.
* DragonRider: If she promotes to Dracoknight.
* DudeMagnet: She has several admirers InUniverse which helps her convert them to Marth's side.
* FragileSpeedster: Caeda's speed growth is so overkill that if she doesn't cap that stat before promotion, you're doing it wrong. On the opposite end, her strength and defense growth are below average.
* GuileHero: While generally an overall nice girl, there is a reason why she is required to recruit almost all of the units that start out as enemies, despite having absolutely no past connection with them and relying solely on her "feminine wiles." This is especially apparent in her recruit conversation with Roger, whom she basically sweet-talks into joining the group. Made even more apparent with her conversation with Sumia in Lost Bloodlines.
-->'''Caeda:''' Tell me: Do you believe in love? ...Oh, listen to me. This is silly.\\
'''Sumia:''' No, it's not! I do believe in love! It's very kind of you to ask. Are you in love also, my lady?\\
'''Caeda:''' Me? Well, yes, of course. I have my betrothed.\\
'''Sumia:''' Oh, that's wonderful! Isn't love grand?\\
'''Caeda:''' ''[It seems I tried the love ploy on the wrong woman...]'' Er, what would be grander is if you surrendered! But if you will not...
* HeroesPreferSwords: Caeda has had some notoriety with swords. In the original ''Shadow Dragon'', she starts with an Iron Sword back when Pegasus Knight could wield both sword and lances. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she can only wield swords when dismounted. In ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Heroes of Light and Shadow'', she must promote to a Falcoknight in order to wield swords. And in ''Heroes'', she is a Sword Flier. And in many of her official arts, she is seen holding a scabbard.
* HiddenBuxom: As shown in her Bride outfit in ''Heroes'' (which may be the dress she wore when marrying Marth), Caeda's practical armor hid her rather stacked breasts well.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: In ''Shadow Dragon'', all that was known was that Caeda and Marth are ChildhoodFriends. But if you get her killed, thinking that she's disposable like the rest of your army, the ending is modified, whereas Nyna expresses sorrow to Marth about losing Caeda. All these points that Marth and Caeda were supposedly more than childhood friends. By the time ''Mystery of the Emblem'' rolls in, she's PromotedToLoveInterest (losing her nets a similar modified ending, except Nyna is replaced with Gotoh).
* KingIncognito: Not in reality, but Marisha assumes she's this since she doesn't [[PrincessClassic wear pretty dresses or eat gourmet food.]]
* LadyOfWar: Although quite tomboyish Caeda is pure-hearted, graceful, and fights elegantly on a pegasus with a spear.
* TheLancer: Fits this position the most out of the whole team, alongside Hardin, and unlike Hardin, she is not DemotedToExtra, thanks to the number of units that only she can recruit.
* LightningBruiser: In almost every game she's in, Caeda has a lot of ways to quickly turn into this. In the Famicom/Super Famicom games, she can take Jagen's Silver Lance and promoting to Dracoknight fixes her weak points (low defenses and strength) while she retains her speed. In the DS remakes, she can use a [[GameBreaker forged Wing Spear]], which happens to inflict triple damage on a sizable portion of the enemy forces in the game.
* ModestRoyalty: What she actually is, though she doesn't really have a choice. See TomboyPrincess below.
* {{Nerf}}: Going from ''Shadow Dragon'' into ''New Mystery'', the majority of enemies in ''Shadow Dragon'' are Cavaliers, Knights, and their promoted counterparts. Caeda is considered the best character in the game thanks to her access to Wing Spear, combined with her high speed and flying capability. While still a good character, the same can't be said for ''New Mystery'' where the enemy compositions are not dominated by Cavaliers and Knights.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Some tend to pronounce her name as kay-da, as opposed to the more Japanese-accurate see-da. It wasn't until ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'' that an official game spoke her name to clarify.
* PluckyGirl: To the point that Navarre gave up arguing with her, twice.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I'll do my part!"\\
"Please, clear the way!"\\
"Throw down your weapon."\\
"I don't want to hurt you."
* RoyaltySuperpower: As a Princess, she's capable of using the Aum staff in the remakes.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Princess of Talys, and she's happy to fight.
* ShesGotLegs: Like all Pegasus Knights in the series, Caeda has long, toned, and shapely legs due to riding on her pegasus.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: One of the worst cases, given she was stuck with multiple English-language name changes. Sheeda, Shiida, Caeda, Sheyda, or even Sheda have all seen use at some point or another. Thankfully, she can still be spelled like in the Japanese version, since the 'Cae' in Caeda can be spelled similarly with [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar 'Caesar']], and ''Warriors'' uses this style.
* StayInTheKitchen: Defied. She hates staying in the backline and prefers facing the dangers up front despite disliking fighting. When Marth is just concerned for her safety, she thinks he's telling her this trope and a small argument breaks out (which thankfully is resolved quickly).
* TomboyPrincess: She never actually intended to be, but other people label her as one regardless. It's mostly due to her country being a small island nation without much wealth.
* {{Tsundere}}: The OVA interprets her as this with Marth.
* UnfortunateName: Her official name pronunciation in non-English speaking countries due to sounding like the French, Spanish, and Portuguese pronunciation of AIDS.
* WarriorPrincess: The original. She takes an active role in the war by recruiting a lot of potential allies, not to mention being a powerful unit in her own rights.
* WeaponOfChoice: In the DS remakes, the Wing Spear, a lance version of Marth's RoyalRapier, is exclusive to her. Because she's a sword unit in ''Heroes'', she instead has the Wing Sword.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like Marth.
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[[folder:Jagen ''(Jeigan)'']]
!!Jagen ''(Jeigan)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Jagen_4675.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Bones of Iron[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Veteran Knight]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Jagen in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jagen_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"You think I’m too old? Haha… Your highness, I won’t lose to you youths just yet."''

A veteran knight of Altea. He acts as Marth's guardian and is one of the people Marth turns to for guidance. After the War of Shadows, he retired from active service as a knight and instead took up the position of Marth's advisor.

->'''Class:''' Paladin\\
'''Voiced by:''' Ikuya Sawaki (Audio Drama), Creator/YusakuYara (Dengeki CD), Creator/SeizoKato (Japanese, OVA), Creator/ShirouGou (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/JohnSwasey (English, OVA), John Rubinstein [[note]]credited as Walden James[[/note]] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AscendedExtra: In ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', he was just a character who had a few lines (though the same goes for most characters in those games). In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he's now an important NPC and Marth's tactician.
* BadassBoast: He delivered one of the best ones in the series:
-->''I understand. You have endured well until now. Lang, my liege might forgive your frequent rudeness to him, but I will not. Come, draw your sword. Even though I, Jagen, am old and senile, I will not lose to the likes of you."''
* BladeOnAStick: Has a higher lance rank than sword, and comes with a Silver Lance. The Silver Lance would later become iconic to the Jagen archetype, and Jagen himself.
* BoringButPractical: His stats are barely above-average and they'll never really improve, but he's just about strong enough to get work in, and his high weapon ranks and good class allow him to kick a fair amount of ass even into the mid-lategame.
* CoolOldGuy: Old enough that he can't take part in the War of Heroes, cool enough he has the respect of all the young warriors.
* CrutchCharacter: He was formerly the trope namer for this, and the fandom continues to name, define, and exemplify it as an archetype. A villager in the prologue of ''Shadow Dragon'' lampshades it.
* DemotedToExtra: Though he played a much more prominent role in the sequel's story as Marth's advisor, he's still one of a handful of characters from ''Shadow Dragon'' to not be playable at all in ''New Mystery''. Oddly, he still wears full armour as if he would be.
* DiscOneNuke: In ''Shadow Dragon'', Jagen starts as the strongest and bulkiest character in your army. Even when your other units begin to outdo him stat-wise, he continues to be useful because of the reclassing mechanic and high weapon ranks. Because of the abundance of powerful cavaliers and armor knights in ''Shadow Dragon'', forged effective weapons like the Hammer or Ridersbane are extremely effective. While your other units need to build their lance ranks to use the latter, Jagen's B rank lets him equip the Ridersbane with no investment. Even with his base stats, he oneshots cavaliers with effective forges well into the mid-to-lategame. As a prepromote, he gets access to promoted classes via reclassing earlier than anyone else. The best option, bar none, is Dracoknight. This gives the player a powerful flier well before they have access to the class by default.
* OldRetainer: He's served Marth for a long time.
* OldSoldier: He's fought for Altea for years.
* ThePaladin: His class, and he more or less fits the archetype.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''
-->"Clear the way!"\\
"For Prince Marth!"\\
"I'm not finished yet!"\\
"Do not turn your back on me!"
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives an absolutely ''beautiful'' teardown of Lang in ''Mystery of the Emblem''; it's so significant that it causes Lang to leave.
* RetiredBadass: Sets down his lance at the end of ''Shadow Dragon'', and is just an adviser to Marth in ''New Mystery'' because of this. Of course, he's still got his old warrior's spirit, and is willing to challenge the much stronger Lang to a fight.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Seriously, you could kill several men at once on those shoulderspikes.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name was widely translated as Jeigan before the game officially made it out of Japan. This has led to an interesting quirk in the fandom -- calling Jagen himself by the name Jagen is now near-universal, but the ''archetype'' he started is still often called "Jeigan".
* SternTeacher: Is mentioned to be such in ''New Mystery of the Emblem'' by his trainees.
* TheStrategist: In Book 2, which he actually does very well at.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: For some reason, he still wears his full battle armor while serving as Marth's tactician, despite being unable to fight himself, outside of sparring with trainees.
* WarmUpBoss: In ''New Mystery of the Emblem'', he is the first boss of the newly introduced prologue. He's a pushover on lower difficulty modes, but he will require a little thought to beat on harder difficulties.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Heroes'', the Veteran Lance, which bulks him up if an enemy initiates on him, and inflicts a weakening debuff on those who are caught sticking together.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Abel]]
!!Abel
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Abel_2185.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Altea's Shield[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes The Panther]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Abel in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/abel_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''Est... We'll always be together... So, don't cry anymore. It hurts me... to see you cry. The thought of you all alone, with no one to turn to... I'm afraid to leave your side... Afraid to depart for battle."''

A knight of Altea and close friend of Cain, known as The Panther. He was one of the retinue of Altean knights who aided Marth in escaping Altea and accompanied him in his Talys exile. He fell in love with Est after the War of Darkness, and [[HomeSweetHome retired early from the army to run a shop]] with Est. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Abel [[IHaveYourWife was later forced to fight against]] his prince and country in the second war, although he can be persuaded to rejoin again after speaking to either Marth or Est.]]

->'''Class:''' Cavalier ([=FE1, FE11=]), Paladin ([=FE3, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ToshihikoSeki (Audio Drama), Creator/NobutoshiCanna (Dengeki CD), Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (Japanese, OVA), Creator/TakuyaSato (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/BryanBounds (English, OVA), Creator/MickWingert (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* AnimalsHateHim: ''New Mystery'''s base conversations reveal that for as much he's in love with Est... her Pegasus ''hates him'' and went out of its way to savage Abel.
* BabiesEverAfter: He was an expectant father (likely with Est) in the original ending of ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''. Since ''Mystery of the Emblem'' continued the story, this was omitted.
* BladeOnAStick: Starts with a better lance rank than sword, the opposite of Cain.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:In the epilogue of ''Mystery'', he disappears, either in search of the also-disappeared Est, or [[HeartbrokenBadass because of her death]].]]
* ChromaticArrangement: Of two sets. Originally the green to Cain's red and Marth's blue. Also forms a cavalier trio in the prologue of the remake with Frey as the blue.
* CluelessChickMagnet: He just doesn't seem to get a break with romance.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: In both of his [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/nintendo/images/f/ff/Abel_%28Fire_Emblem_Ankoku_Ryuu_to_Hikari_no_Tsurugi%29.png/revision/latest?cb=20130326220059&path-prefix=en official art]] and [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/d/d4/Abel-FE1.png/revision/latest?cb=20090701201235 sprite]] for the first game, he had a buck tooth. It is more prominent in his official art, where he also looks like a cartoonish crook there. By ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and his future appearances, he became a {{Bishonen}} and loses the buck tooth.
* GoodIsNotSoft: NiceGuy he may be, but he will not take any slights against his loved ones lightly, as seen in ''Mystery'' if he should be recruited by Est, with him declaring vengeance on Eibel for [[spoiler:threatening to kill his wife and forcing him to defect]].
* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler:He's forced to defect from Altea after Est is held captive]].
* NiceGuy: In his base conversations with female MU, he states that Est was mad at him for being too nice by giving away free things in his shop.
* PoorCommunicationKills: His supports with Est could be implied as this, as while he makes a valiant attempt at ailing her feelings he unwittingly damages her already low self-worth.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"No mercy!"\\
"Back with you!"\\
"Make your peace."\\
"You've underestimated me."
* RedBaron: The Panther.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Cain's red.
* RegretfulTraitor: [[spoiler:Feels bad about fighting Marth's army, and only does so due to Est's life being threatened if he doesn't.]]
* RetiredBadass: Retired from Altea's army at the end of ''Shadow Dragon'' to open up a shop, making him this in ''New Mystery''.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Est, depending on whether the player thinks he finds her again or not.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Cain.
* TrappedInVillainy: [[spoiler:Fights against Marth's army in ''New Mystery'' because Est will be killed if he doesn't.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cain ''(Kain)'']]
!!Cain ''(Kain)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Cain_7233.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''King's Voice[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes The Bull]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Cain in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cain_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"...Sire, I... I cannot bear this! Failing to protect His Majesty... then leaving my brothers to die, slinking away like some coward... This indignity is too much to bear! One day I will repay them in kind. I will avenge the fallen... I swear it!"''

A knight of Altea and close friend of Abel, known as The Bull. At the onset of the War of Shadows, he fought in the battle at Gra in which King Cornelius was killed, and was sent back to bring Marth the king's last words; he then accompanied the prince in his exile to Talys.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WataruTakagi (Audio Drama), Creator/HideoIshikawa (Dengeki CD), Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (Japanese, OVA), Creator/ToshikiMasuda (Japanese, ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KyleStuadvant (English, OVA), Creator/TaliesinJaffe (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* BadassTeacher: He's the knight in charge of new recruits practical training in ''New Mystery of the Emblem''.
* BigBrotherMentor: He's My Unit's main trainer in the prologue (aside of Jagen) and acts like a big bro to him/her.
* CainAndAbel: Averted; Cain is a stand up Knight and the best friend of Abel (it's never said if they're related or not). [[spoiler:In fact, Abel is the one who betrays Marth, though [[IHaveYourWife for sympathetic reasons]] unrelated to Cain. And just like a good buddy, Cain was obviously flabbergasted that they had to fight Abel. This even seeps into ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' where Cain is the good Mirage and Abel is the BrainwashedAndCrazy bad Mirage. Nintendo seems to like playing around with this trope]].
* ChromaticArrangement: Of two sets. Originally the red to Abel's green and Marth's blue. Also forms a cavalier trio in the prologue of the remake with Frey as the blue.
* FailureKnight: Though not because of incompetence but his opponents tend to really bring massive forces that he can't compete with. Cain failed to protect King Cornelius before the story, and later on in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', was charged with the defense of Altea while Marth traveled to Grust and then was forced to retreat again when Hardin brought the armies of Archanea and Gra to Altea.
* FourStarBadass: Becomes commander of Altea's knights in the epilogue of ''New Mystery of the Emblem''.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Starts with a better sword rank than lances, the opposite of Abel.
* InformedAttribute: Him being HotBlooded. He goes down in history as "The Bull", however a majority of his dialogue in the mainline games come off as more strict and serious than brash. He does however, come off as the more high-spirited between him and Abel, especially in adaptations.
* IronicName: Despite being named after [[Literature/TheBible the Biblical]] [[CainAndAbel siblings]], Cain... is not a betrayer in any form. He's a stand up man who will fight to the end for those he swore loyalty to and never betrays his liege [[spoiler:although he is fortunate that he didn't have someone particularly close enough to him for the enemy to take advantage of, unlike Abel.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Watching King Cornelius' death continued to haunt Cain, as revealed in his support.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Mystery'', he has the highest HP, Skill, Speed, Luck, and Weapon Level growth out of any Cavalier in the game, alongside nice base stats.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Ha! Gored by the horns!"\\
"I'll open the way!"\\
"Prepare to be vanquished!"\\
"A cavalier never retreats!"
* RedBaron: The Red Bull.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Abel's blue.
* SatelliteCharacter: Isn't quite developed as Abel, outside of the prologue of ''Shadow Dragon''. Although ''New Mystery'' gave him a good link with My Unit.
* SoleSurvivor: Of the knights King Cornelius took to face Medeus.
* SurvivorGuilt: This angle is added in ''Shadow Dragon'', as portrayed poignantly in his recruitment and death quotes.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Abel.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Heroes'', the Bull Blade, which gets stronger the more allies he has near him, and becomes a Brave Sword if said allies are melee cavalry.
* TheWorkaholic: He constantly talks about his training in How's Everyone in ''New Mystery''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gordin ''(Gohdon)'']]
!!Gordin ''(Gohdon)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Gordin_729.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''The Ungagged[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Altean Archer]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Gordin in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]280:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gordin_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I can fight, sire! If you have a bow I could use, I would be honored to fight at your side."''

An archer in the service of Altea and a friend of Draug's. During Marth's escape at the onset of the War of Shadows, he was captured by the enemy and disguised as one of their soldiers as a trap, but is saved by Marth and accompanies him in his exile to Talys. After the war, he moves to Archanea to train under Jeorge, and later serves as an inspiration to his younger brother Ryan.

->'''Class:''' Archer\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese, OVA), Creator/AyumuMurase (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KurtStoll (English, OVA), Creator/MaxMittelman (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Has a support bonus with Draug and the [=OVAs=] ExpandedUniverse materials portray them together.
* BoundAndGagged: In ''Shadow Dragon'''s Prologue IV. This in addition to his forced enemy disguise is to ensure that Marth will kill him in self-defense before he can explain what is actually going on. Fortunately he can be spared should Marth listen to Malledus' advice at the beginning of the chapter.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: A more sinister example in ''Shadow Dragon'''s prologue: The Gra soldiers captured him and dressed him as one of them hoping that he will be killed by Marth and have the young prince being branded a tyrant for doing so. Gordin certainly wanted nothing to do with it.
* EarlyInstallmentDesignDifference: In the NES game, he wore full body armor complete with a helmet (the likely source of his low Movement and high Defense)
* MagikarpPower: Nigh-on useless early in the game due to his terrible stats and class, but if he's raised and promoted to Sniper, he becomes a relatively strong character due to the class fixing his bad Movement and providing hefty promotion bonuses.
* MasterOfNone: In his appearances in the War of Shadows, he has the worst all-around bases of the party, some of the worst growths of anyone not named Jagen, and is tied for the worst Movement. His only somewhat above-average stat is Defense, the stat he needs the least, and he's not even very tanky due to low HP.
* OffModel: His portrait in ''Shadow Dragon'', leading to him being one of the small few characters' portraits to be remodelled in ''New Mystery''.
* OlderThanHeLooks: He's around the same age as Marth but some mistake him to be younger.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Bull's-eye!"\\
"I can do this!"\\
"Come on... Come ON!"\\
"I keep getting better!"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The only thing anyone seems to agree on is to ''not'' spell his name the actual way: Gordon.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Heroes'', the Renowned Bow, a Brave Bow which inflicts a debuff to nearby enemies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Draug ''(Dohga)'']]
!!Draug ''(Dohga)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Draug_8355.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''GentleGiant'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Draug in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/draug_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I keep hearing about your abilities. Please, allow me to judge for myself whether or not you're the real deal."''

Draug is an armoured knight in the service of Altea. At the onset of the War of Shadows, he prepares a ship to allow Marth and his cohort to escape Altea, and is shown to be friendly towards the new recruit Norne.

->'''Class:''' Knight\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YasuhikoKawazu (Japanese, OVA), Creator/RyoutaTakeuchi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Jaxon Lee (English, OVA), Creator/PatrickSeitz (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While he was never ugly, his ''Heroes'' portrayal really ramped up the looks.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Has a support bonus with the short archer, Gordin. This is expanded on in the manga, and anime continuities.
* BladeOnAStick: Uses a Lance as his main weapon.
* FamedInStory: According to My Unit in one of their support conversations, people considered Draug as a legendary badass In-Universe. Made even more impressive by the fact that My Unit thinks that this is actually true.
* FragileSpeedster: His speed growth has always been higher than his defense growth except in ''New Mystery'', even as a Knight. Reclassing him to a speed-focused class further enhances this.
* GentleGiant: His ending refers to him as this.
* HeroesPreferSwords: In ''Heroes'', he was the only armored unit at launch to wield swords. This differentiated him from the other armored units in that game, who tend to use either lances or axes since swords were slowly phased out of Knights' arsenal in later installments. This is because in the original game [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Knights could use swords and lances]], so they had enough leeway with this fact to differentiate him from future Knights.
* {{Irony}}: Is a renowned Knight who is well-known for his durability. While this, to an extent, is true in the first and third games, Draug is way more effective as a GlassCannon in the remakes. In fact, he is the second fastest character in the team beside Caeda.
* MightyGlacier: The first playable armor knight in the series. However he plays with this by having a surprisingly good speed growth. When reclassed out of armor Knight in the DS remakes, he becomes a FragileSpeedster ironically!
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"For my liege."\\
"Out of my way!"\\
"None shall pass!"\\
"I'll stand my ground."
* SdrawkcabName: His name is "guard" backwards, throughout many localization of the game. Guess his parents must have known he would grow up to be an armored knight.
** NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name coincidentally matches with the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent draugs]], an undead being in the [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas sagas]] that guard their loot from potential grave robbers.
* TookALevelInBadass: Gameplay wise, Draug become quite a monster in ''New Mystery''. Story wise, he become a MemeticBadass.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Heroes'', the Stalwart Sword, which makes an opponent weaker if he is attacked, while also gives him an ATK/DEF boost and nullifying debuffs on those stats if nearby an ally.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wrys ''(Riff)'']]
!!Wrys ''(Riff)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Wrys_1989.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Altean Healer[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Kindly Priest]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Wrys in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wrys_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I am Wrys, a humble curate. I cannot fight, but this staff I carry can heal your wounded. Take me with you, and you’ll be very glad you did."''

This is Wrys, a humble curate from Talys, who joined Marth in order to assist in defending his home country. He cannot fight, but the staff he carries can heal your wounded. Take him with you, and you'll be very glad you did.

->'''Class:''' Curate
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KentarouToone (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/DCDouglas (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in the [=OVA=].
* BaldOfAwesome:
** Might be this if you train him up or reclass him. His battle sprite in various classes retain his bald head.
** In ''New Mystery of the Emblem'', upon recruitment in the main storyline, he offers to shave Kris' head bald.
* CatchPhrase: ''"I am Wrys, a humble curate. I cannot fight, but this staff I carry can heal your wounded."''
* CombatMedic: Upon promotion he gains the use of tomes.
* CoolOldGuy: Always happy to lend a hand to prospective Altean soldiers.
* CrutchCharacter: Wrys serves as your first healer in the game. However, he offers nothing special compare to other healers and his low growths make him very weak in the long term. He will likely be replaced by Lena once she joins.
* HealerSignsOnEarly: He is the first healer in the franchise. Despite this, he is completely overshadowed by Lena, hence the archetype not being called "The Wrys." It doesn't help that he was removed in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', making Lena the first healer you get in the more famous game.
* TheMedic: Can't fight, but can heal your wounded.
* MythologyGag:
** The [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/1/1b/Wrys_artwork_Cipher_TCG.png/revision/latest?cb=20150528014520 Cipher]] and [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/8/8e/Wrys_Heroes.png/revision/latest?cb=20170220023816 Heroes]] artwork have him holding a bottle of Vulnerary, a reference to how he was removed in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and was replaced by a Vulnerary in the village where you could have recruited him.
** One of [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/f/fa/P15-003PR_artwork.png/revision/latest?cb=20181217161543 his Cipher artworks]] reveals that he's actually wearing a Myrmidon outfit under his priest robes and his healing staff doubles as a SwordCane, a reference to the fact that ''Shadow Dragon'' allowed Wrys to become a Myrmidon in defiance of his stats and personality.
* NonActionGuy: He can't fight, but his staff can heal your wounded (have we said that enough?). This can be played with a bit in ''Shadow Dragon'' due to reclassing, but he's a wholly terrible fighter unless given absurd investment.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I'm... not good at this!"\\
"Here it comes."\\
"If I must..."\\
"My apologies."
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in either book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* RunningGag: ''New Mystery'' made one of his [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment rather abrupt recruitment]] in ''Shadow Dragon'' as a recurring gag. Specifically, he introduces himself with the exact same line.
* WhiteMage: The first one you obtain in the series. In his own words, he can't fight, but he can heal.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ogma ''(Oguma)'']]
!!Ogma ''(Oguma)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-OgumaDS_1862.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''[[UndyingLoyalty Loyal Blade]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Ogma in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ogma_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"... Sorry, but... I'm different from you. I fight for the princess: that's my purpose."''

Ogma is a hard-edged mercenary who leads the mercenary trio Barst, Bord, and Cord. He was a gladiator at first and was drafted to the Talysian army when Caeda stopped several people from punishing him after he aided in Samuel's escape. Ogma then dedicated his life to being the princess's bodyguard and was eventually handpicked as the guard of both her and Marth during the latter's quest.

->'''Class:''' Mercenary\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NorioWakamoto (Audio Drama), Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (Dengeki CD), Creator/JurotaKosugi (Japanese, OVA, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/RobMungle (English, OVA), Creator/TravisWillingham (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* {{BFS}}: As is standard for all mercenaries though he has one in his official art as well.
* BodyguardCrush: Subverted; he might have feelings for Caeda, but he's aware that she is in love with Marth.
* CombatPragmatist: Comes with him being a former gladiator. As revealed by My Unit, it [[ConfusionFu catches most knights off guard]], which is partly why he fights so well against them.
* CrutchCharacter: In the DS version of ''Shadow Dragon'', he fits this role arguably better than Jagen--he's your best sword unit and one of the few characters who not only doubles reliably on higher difficulties, but can hold his own somewhat against Gomer and Hyman. After Chapter 4, axe-wielding enemies almost completely vanish from enemy formations, and lance enemies replace them, nullifying his high sword rank and placing much greater focus on axe units like Barst or a Dracoknight Jagen, and his poor Speed growth makes it difficult for him to continue doubling. He can come from behind later on if he promotes to Hero, though, but even that usually leaves him inferior to Barst.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It's clear his life as a gladiator ''really'' damaged him, but he tries to forget it.
* DiscOneNuke: In Book 2 of ''Mystery''. He has mediocre growths all around, but his base stats are so massive it does not even matter.
* EightiesHair: Has one hell of a mullet; its extent [[DependingOnTheArtist depends on the artist]].
* GladiatorGames: His former occupation before Caeda found him, and the basis of his fighting style. He wasn't there by choice, though; see below.
* HarmfulToMinors: He was forced to fight in brutal gladiator games when he was just a child. Given [[{{Gorn}} the kinds of things he describes going on in there]], it's a wonder he even managed to remain sane.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Ogma uses swords very well.
* JackOfAllStats: Depending on the games. His growth has always been mediocre. Compared to Navarre, he has worse growth in every area, except for Defense, where he is average. His base stats are unremarkable besides speed, HP and skill.
* TheLancer: He takes on this role in the Manga, essentially being one of Marth's top fighters and a close confidant.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: PlayedForDrama. He ''really'' doesn't like anyone bringing up his gladiator past, for reasons that become obvious in his second support with My Unit.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Mystery'' Book 2. His mediocre growth is more than made up for by his massive base stats.
* TheMentor: He defies it himself in his supports with MU. He doesn't want anyone to see him as one, because he believes that no-one should aspire to be like him.
* NotSoDifferent: In the "What Was Done by the Sword Shall Be Undone by the Sword" [=DLC=] chapter, Navarre claims that deep down, Ogma [[BloodKnight enjoys fighting and killing as much as he does]]. While Ogma denies it, after the fighting is done he confesses to Caeda that there might be some truth to his words, and he could have ended up like Navarre if he hadn't met her.
* NotSoStoic: Any time his past is brought up.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here it comes."\\
"This isn't personal."\\
"I'm gonna end this."\\
"You're in my way."
* ShouldersOfDoom: As interpreted by ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and the OVA. As of ''Shadow Dragon'', they're gone.
* TheStoic: Not very talkative, but says what he needs to. Caeda says it makes him a good listener.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Caeda.
* XMarksTheHero: Ogma has an x-shaped scar on his cheek, he's also one of Marth's most skilled allies, and is known for his great swordsmanship.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Barst ''(Barts)'']]
!!Barst ''(Barts)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Barst_2177.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''The Hatchet'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Barst in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barst_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I got nothing to do with fighting now... Well, that's what I would say if you were anyone else."''

Barst is one of the three axe fighters in the Talys mercenary group. Like the two of his fellow axe-wielding mercenaries, Bord and Cord, he is under the command of Ogma.

->'''Class:''' Fighter\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WataruTakagi (Japanese, OVA), Creator/DaikiHamano (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/CharlesCampbell (English, OVA), Creator/DCDouglas (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Must be the fact he ain't shy about showing off a flexed bicep in ''Heroes'' and can comment on his arms. ''Da-yum''.
* AnAxeToGrind: One of the few axe-using units in the original NES version.
* AttackPatternAlpha: Can perform the Triangle Attack with Bord and Cord in ''New Mystery''.
* BoringButPractical: Amongst the high-tier units in ''Shadow Dragon'', Barst is little more than a strong on-foot melee combat unit, lacking the massive utility of staff units, the broken mechanics of the ballisticians, the versatile class-changes of the prepromotes, or the strong signature weapons of Caeda or Minerva. However, his raw base stats, surprisingly high growth potential, and access to axes makes him one of the game's most reliable picks for simply slugging it out.
* CrutchCharacter: In the NES and SNES games, he starts out as one of your hardest-hitting units and has high growth rates, making him a great pick. However, he can't promote, and he has very limited access to strong weapons (the Steel Axe is the strongest thing he can use without risking a backfire), which will usually relegate him to the bench before long.
* DiscOneNuke: In all three versions of the War of Shadows, Barst with a Devil Axe hits ''30'' Attack at base. Add in that you can acquire the axe in the third chapter, and you have a pretty terrifyingly powerful unit. The DS version even gives it 95% accuracy, meaning that it pretty much will never miss normally. Of course, the Devil Axe also has its infamous downside, such that Barst ''barely'' survives a backfire from it at maximum HP, but those willing to game the odds will usually watch enemies completely crumble in the face of the cursed blade... until it breaks, anyway.
* HeroicNeutral: In ''New Mystery of the Emblem''. After the War of Darkness, he retired from being a mercenary and just wished to live peacefully as a lumberjack. During the War of Heroes, one of his fellow mercenaries (either Ogma, Cord, or Bord) convinces him to fight alongside Marth once again.
* LightningBruiser: In the DS games, the lessening removal of axe weight turns him into this: he is fast, strong, and durable, due mostly to his high base stats. His only weakness is his axe rank being a little low, but it's still completely workable in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* MightyGlacier: In the original and ''Mystery of the Emblem''. He will never have a good attack speed because Axes have massive weight. In return, he has great base stats, and his growth rate is the best out of the three Axe Brothers in every area but HP.
* {{Nerf}}: His incarnation in the DS remake took some pretty hefty thwacks to his growth rates, with everything but HP suffering a drop. This seems to have been done to counterbalance the ''massive'' buffs that the rest of the game's design gave him (everyone can promote, he can change class into other good axe classes like Hero or Berserker, weight can be overcome, and the weapon triangle helps him out, too)--an idea that isn't unwarranted, as Barst is seen as one of the game's best foot units even with his nerfed growths.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In ''Heroes''. He undoubtedly has strong stats, but unfortunately, his middling spread means that he's overshadowed by more specialized axe infantry. In particular, Linus and Libra feature a similar stat spread as he does, but with better stats everywhere save for HP. Worsening his case even further, he's one of only three heroes (with [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Selena and Silas]]) in the common summon pool who possesses, at 3 star rarity, one of the most useful Assists in the game: Reposition. As a result, more often than not he'll end up an unfortunate skill fodder for stronger units and see little if no use himself. This was slightly remedied after he got Devil Axe, an exclusive weapon, which gave him more attack and speed than his default Brave Axe+ and +4 to every stat in combat at the cost of 4 HP after every attack, and could be refined for Wrath, granting him -1 cooldown and +10 damage when his special hits as long as he is under 75% health, and this stacks with Wrath on his B slot, possibly giving him -2 cooldown and +20 damage when his special hits.
* PaletteSwap: Uses Bord and Cord's portrait but with blue hair in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''.
* {{Pirate}}: What he once was before he met Ogma and decided to become one of his mercenaries.
* PreMortemOneLiner:
-->"Timber!"\\
"Charge!"\\
"You're done!"\\
"Ready to die, huh?!"
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in Book 2 of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* RedOniBlueOni: While he's a bit energetic himself at times, he ultimately is the blue oni, being the more level-headed axe fighter as opposed to both Bord and Cord.
* WeaponOfChoice: An update in ''Heroes'' made the Devil Axe, which in ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Mystery'' was equippable by any axe user, exclusive to him. It grants him +4 to all his stats during combat but he takes 4 recoil damage after every attack, and it can be refined for Wrath.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bord ''(Saji)'']]
!!Bord ''(Saji)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Bord_2569.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''The Lopper'']]
->''"Princess Caeda's our lady, and the guy who's gonna be her man is important to us too. Prince Marth, I'll protect you with my life. "''

Bord is a Talys mercenary under Ogma. After the war, he becomes a woodcutter renowned for his skill.

->'''Class:''' Fighter
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* AnAxeToGrind: He's a woodcutter, thus it isn't surprising.
* ArtEvolution: He was slowly visually differentiated from [[YouAllLookFamiliar Cord]] as more Archanea games were released.
* AttackPatternAlpha: Can perform the Triangle Attack with Barst and Cord in ''New Mystery''.
* CripplingOverspecialization: His main merit in the DS remake is his unusually high axe rank of C, which lets him wield his hammer at base--Barst and Darros require some grinding, and Cord should probably just give up. However, his other stats are very bad, especially his abysmal 10% Speed growth, which gives him limited-at-best merits afterward.
* DropTheHammer: Has a hammer in his inventory when he joins. In ''Shadow Dragon'', he's the only one who can use it.
* GlassCannon: His ''Shadow Dragon'' incarnation has the highest axe rank in the party and the ability to wield a forged Hammer to smash through armored enemies, along with a decent Strength base and growth. However, his Defense and Speed have average-at-best starts and terrible growth rates, meaning that if he doesn't kill something, chances are it'll kill him.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in Book 2 of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red alongside Cord to Barst's blue.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: In the NES version, he had the exact same portrait as Cord. In his supports in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow'', it's even noted that people often get him and Cord mixed up.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cord ''(Maji)'']]
!!Cord ''(Maji)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Cord_2588.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''The Chopper'']]
->''"For Lady Caeda and her man, we'd go through fire and water."''

Cord is a Talys mercenary under Ogma. After the war, he becomes a woodcutter renowned for his speed.

->'''Class:''' Fighter
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* AnAxeToGrind: The woodcutter is one of the few axe using units in the original NES and SNES versions of the game.
* ArtEvolution: He was slowly visually differentiated from [[YouAllLookFamiliar Bord]] as more Archanea games were released.
* AttackPatternAlpha: Can perform the Triangle Attack with Barst and Bord in ''New Mystery''.
* FragileSpeedster: In ''Shadow Dragon'', growths-wise, he has some of the worst HP in the game, but his Speed is relatively high. Reclassing him into something frailer like Dark Mage will probably have him dying in a single hit, even after promotion.
* MasterOfNone: He tends to fill this role in ''Shadow Dragon'': he has an unusual spread of growths, which allows him to theoretically work in a lot of different classes (most famously, he has the same personal Magic growth as Merric). However, he also has no weapon ranks, even in his base class, meaning he'll be stuck using the worst weapons in whatever class he goes to, meaning Cord needs to spend some time training in his new class and trying to get his growths to kick in. And said growths, while functional for a lot of classes, aren't particularly good, either.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in Book 2 of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red alongside Bord to Barst's blue.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Lampshaded in ''New Mystery''. If you recruit Barst with Cord, the former mistakes him for Bord at first.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Castor ''(Kashim)'']]
!!Castor ''(Kashim)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Castor_1090.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Loving Son'']]
->''"You know, she’s always been very kind to me, sire, even before I left Talys. And look how I’ve repaid her…"''

Castor is a hunter from Talys who was forced to leave his home and work with bandits and pirates to pay for the money needed to tend to both his sickly mother and many siblings. During the War of Shadows, Caeda convinces him to join Marth's army and promises to pay for his mother's medicine. By the time of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', however, Castor has become a swindler, playing up his pitiful act and his mother's illness to gain more money.

->'''Class:''' Hunter\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HideyukiHori (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in the [=OVA=].
* BowAndSwordInAccord: Upon promotion, and only in ''Shadow Dragon'' and its DS sequel.
* ConMan: In the sequel, but again, more sympathetic than most.
* CrutchCharacter: Early on in the NES version, he's essentially a better version of Gordin, but his inability to promote holds him back a fair bit. ''Mystery of the Emblem'' onward gives him some help in letting him promote to Horseman, but as Horseman isn't nearly as strong as Sniper in combat and he'll pretty much never be able to use Parthia, he's still somewhat restricted in terms of his power. Completely a nonfactor in ''New Mystery'', though.
* HorseArcher: After promoting in the post-''Mystery of the Emblem'' games.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: A more sympathetic example than most, however.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: The developer's notes revealed that after the War of Shadows, Castor returned home only to find that one of his younger sisters sold herself into slavery to pay for the family's needs, and thus Castor tracked her down to Port Warren, where he found her left dead in a back ally. After this, Castor vowed to make enough money to sure this never would happen to his siblings again, leading him to become the swindler he is during ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Darros ''(Daross)'']]
!!Darros ''(Daross)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Darros_7974.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[{{Pirate}} Seawalker]]'']]
->''"Ahoy, Prince Marth, I be Darros, a simple man o' the sea. I've had me fill o' the piratin' life, and now I be lookin' t'start anew. What say ye? Make me yer matey, and I swear t'pull me load."''

A pirate who grew sick of the lifestyle and sought to join Marth's army as soon as he heard Marth was in the area.

->'''Class:''' Pirate ([=FE1, FE11=]), Berserker ([=FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Shintaro Tanaka (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), [[Creator/ProZD SungWon Cho]] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in the [=OVA=].
* AesopAmnesia: PlayedForDrama in ''New Mystery''. He's gone back to his pirating lifestyle, and clearly feels really bad about it.
* AnAxeToGrind: His only weapon type as both a Pirate and Berserker.
* TheAtoner: Implied in support conversations with My Unit.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's actually bald under his bandanna, which is only possible to see through reclassing.
* TheBerserker: In ''New Mystery''.
* BoisterousBruiser
* LightningBruiser: His ''New Mystery'' incarnation is a surprising powerhouse, with massive HP, high Defense, and workable Speed.
* GentleGiant: A big burly pirate and yet is a soft-hearted man that considers cooking fishes for food a grave sin that requires atonement.
* {{Irony}}:
** In the DS remake, he is actually a terrible unit as a pirate as his Skill stat starts off as one of the lowest in the game. He can't hit worth a damn even with the weapon triangle advantage. It's actually better to immediately reclass him to something with more Skill.
** He ends up returning to the pirate life in the sequel.
* {{Pirate}}: A Type 2 that wanted to escape the Type 1 lifestyle.
* PowerfulButInaccurate: His statline involves wielding powerful axes with his high Strength stat but having a glaring weakness in his accuracy. He has 2 Skill and '''0''' Skill growth in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''. He has a skill growth in ''Shadow Dragon'', but that's only because his class is giving him skill rather than his own merits (in fact, they buff his skill growth from the original by '''5'''). ''New Mystery'' completely forgoes this and made him a Berserker with decent Skill.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in either book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* TalkLikeAPirate: Befittingly.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''New Mystery'', he joins as a Berserker with significantly greater stats than his ''Shadow Dragon'' counterpart. He's actually one of the stronger prepromotes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Julian ''(Jurian)'']]
!!Julian ''(Jurian)''
[[quoteright:257:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/julian_wada_sachiko_artwork.png]]
[[caption-width-right:257:''[[LovableRogue Honest Thief]]/[[LovableRogue Tender Thief]]'']]
[[caption-width-right:257:[[labelnote: Click here to see Julian in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']] https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/28a29464_4e5d_4220_9924_0430b7dc58cc.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->''"Uh-uh, honey. No can do. I didn’t betray my boys back there so you could zap me on out of here alone. Forget the staff; I’ll come back later and get it for you myself. All right? Right now though, I need you to RUN. Tick-tock, now move that frock!"''

A thief who was part of the Soothsires, but betrayed them to save Lena, and joins Marth's army alongside her. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he and Lena are living together, but he is forced back into the fight after she is kidnapped.

->'''Class:''' Thief\\
'''Voiced by:''' Shinichiro Ota (Audio Drama), Creator/MasayaOnosaka (Dengeki CD), Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (Japanese, OVA), Creator/RyoheiKimura (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/BrettWeaver (English, OVA), Shannon [=McKain=] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair is changed from bright red to dark brown in the OVA.
* AdaptationExpansion: The OVA shows him meeting with Lena while she's captive, bringing her food in secret.
* BabiesEverAfter: In his ending in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', he is rumored to be a father. Due to a lot of ShipTease with Lena, it's implied they had kids. However, since ''Mystery of the Emblem'' continued the story, this was omitted.
* DamnedByAFoolsPraise: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', Julian is Damned By Being Praised [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame By A Guy Like]] [[DirtyCoward Matthis.]]
* FieryRedhead: Averted, Julian is pretty calm.
* FragileSpeedster: As a thief, Julian has bad base Defense and Attack, with good Speed and Skill growth. Julian does have unusually high Strength and HP growths, but his Defense growth is merely average, and he is hampered by Thieves' inability to reclass and class change.
* HeelFaceTurn: Julian started out as a member of Hyman's Soothsires, but he reformed and helped Lena escaped.
* HeroesPreferSwords: He uses a Sword, though most illustrations portray it as a knife. The OVA does show him wielding a sword (or rather ''[[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing trying]]'' [[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing to]]) when he tries to fight Navarre.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:In ''Mystery'', he can save Lena from Gharnef's brainwashing in the final chapter.]]
* LoveableRogue: Julian mostly quit his job as a thief for Lena, he only does thief work as part of the League. After the War of Heroes, Julian was finally able to quit thievery for good.
* MagikarpPower: He started the general trend of thieves having unusually high growths. Downplayed, though, as his inability to promote and very low bases tends to make him still not that great.
* MotorMouth: In ''Shadow Dragon'' Julian talks very fast.
-->“I’m Julian! One of the bad guys! A Soothsire. Oh! Well, except I’m not anymore. See, now I’m a good guy! Lena gave me a reason to-“ well, let’s just say I’ve had a change of heart.”
* OfficialCouple: With Lena. It's implied they got together some time after the end of ''Shadow Dragon'', as much as he tries to deny it.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Despite EveryoneCanSeeIt, he's forced to act this way sometimes, though it's not like he has a choice with [[MySisterIsOffLimits Matthis.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lena ''(Rena)'']]
!!Lena ''(Rena)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Lena_1272.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Angel to All/Tender Angel'']]
[[caption-width-right:257:[[labelnote: Click here to see Lena in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']] https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/166d15df_a1c2_4732_8059_49e4e4dc30e8.png]][[/labelnote]]
->''"Please, sire. I am a cleric. I cannot bear to watch others come to harm when I have the power to help."''

A noblewoman and cleric from Macedon who was raised in Grust and is an acquaintance of Camus. Originally chosen to wed Prince Michalis of Macedon, she ran away from Macedon and was eventually captured by the Soothsires. However, one of the Soothsires, Julian, freed her, and together they joined Marth's army. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she starts an orphanage in Macedon with Julian and her new apprentice Marisha, but is kidnapped by the heretic priests...

->'''Class:''' Cleric ([=FE1, FE11=]), Bishop ([=FE3, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Akemi Okamura (Audio Drama), Creator/YukoNagashima (Dengeki CD), Creator/MichikoNeya (Japanese, OVA and ''BS Fire Emblem''), Creator/HarukaTomatsu (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/TiffanyGrant (English, OVA), Brittany Cox (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AdaptationExpansion: The second OVA shows her while she's captive with the Soothsires. It's implied they forced her to heal wounds for their improvised GladiatorGames.
* ArrangedMarriage: Lena left Macedon because she didn't wish to marry Michalis. This detail is conspicuously absent in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* BlueBlood: She's a noblewoman from Macedon.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:By Gharnef in ''Mystery'', being forced to revive and protect Medeus. Julian can snap her out of it.]]
* CombatMedic: Upon class change, she could wield magic to fight back.
* DamselInDistress: Before even her on-screen appearance, she was already captured by the Soothsires and was rescued by Julian. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she's one of the priestesses kidnapped to revive Medeus.
* DiscOneNuke: Her Warp Staff has seven uses, infinite range, and she shows up able to wield it. A lot of early maps can be resolved just by having her zap Caeda and Marth next to a boss.
* HealerSignsOnEarly: Joining in the third chapter, and in the case of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she is the first healer you get in the game. The fan nicknamed the early-game healer units as "The Lena".
* JustLikeRobinHood: Between leaving Macedon and getting captured by the Soothsires, she and Rickard stole from places to give to the poor.
* TheMedic: She starts out just able to heal.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery''.]]
* OfficialCouple: With Julian. It's implied they got together some time after the end of ''Shadow Dragon''.
* PlayingWithFire: Comes with an Elfire tome in ''New Mystery''.
* {{Teleportation}}: She comes with the Warp staff, a very strong staff that allows anyone to be anywhere.
* WeaponOfChoice: The weapon-repairing Hammerne staff makes its first appearance by being exclusive to her. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and the remake, her apprentice Marisha can use it too.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Lena is a healer who dislikes fighting others.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Navarre ''(Nabarl)'']]
!!Navarre ''(Nabarl)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-NabarlDS_8180.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Silent Sword[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Scarlet Sword]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Navarre in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/navarre_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"...Nay, I'll turn no blade of mine on a woman. If you're willing to pay for my services with your life, then consider yourself the high bidder. My sword is yours."''

A stoic swordfighter known as the Crimson Fencer who is often found fighting alongside bandits. He seems to hold himself to a moral code of never harming women or children. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he appears protecting the dancer Phina. He appears to know Ogma, but how they met is currently unknown.

->'''Class:''' Mercenary ([=FE1, FE3=]), Myrmidon ([=FE11, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (Japanese, Audio Drama, OVA, ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/ShinichiroOhta (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem''), Creator/AaronKrhon (English, OVA), Creator/TaliesinJaffe (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'')
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* {{Bishounen}}: Navarre is a very handsome man.
* BloodKnight: He carves his way out of life by taking others'. Though My Unit in ''New Mystery'' believes he is a decent man deep down.
* TheComicallySerious: When he gets paired with the likes of [[GenkiGirl Phina]] and [[PluckyComicRelief Rickard's]] group he shows a very sour personality that gets PlayedForLaughs.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In the NES game, him and Ogma were nearly identical stat-wise. Later games tend to make Ogma more of a JackOfAllStats while Navarre is a FragileSpeedster.
* DualWielding: He is often depicted wielding two swords in hand, like in the [=OVA=] and the TCGs. This interpretation is how he fights in ''Warriors''.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: His initial portrait depicts him wearing teal armor with no sleeves. ''Mystery of the Emblem'' onwards depicts him wearing a Chinese-styled garb, which pretty much ensures many Myrmidons (a class based on him) from later games to have an East Asian flair to their designs.
* FragileSpeedster: In the original game, where he is more or less a GlassCannon with comparatively low defense and strength stat growth. The remake emphasizes this by making him a Myrmidon, a class introduced in VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar, traditionally a FragileSpeedster class.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Is famous for his Killing Edge blade.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', Navarre's base stats are far above a normal character of his level.
* JackOfAllStats: You might think he is fast, but his internal base stats are actually those of a MightyGlacier. His speed actually comes from his growth and his starting class. This results in Navarre having very balanced stats.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Phina lampshades it at his expense when they first meet.
* MoralityPet: Phina seems to be this to him.
* NonIndicativeName: Navarre was given the title Scarlet Sword in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', despite wearing purple on his art and portrait. The remake appropriately gave him red. Alternatively, he may have gotten the title based on his crimson swords seen in the [=TCG=] art and the [=OVA=].
* NotSoDifferent: In the remake's DLC chapter, he tries to goad Ogma into fighting him by claiming this, saying that just like him Ogma enjoys fighting and killing.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Time to die!"\\
"Care to test me?"\\
"You or me."\\
"Sorry, friend."
* TheRival: Seems to have some sort of rivalry with Ogma, based on a fight scene between them in the OVA despite them never interacting with each other in ''Shadow Dragon'' (only sharing minor link with Caeda, she was the one who saved Ogma from gladiator life in the past and she was the one who eventually recruited Navarre by standing in his way and talking him out). This ends up carried over in other adaptations and ''Mystery of the Emblem'', and the remake especially plays it up in the third [=DLC=] chapter.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: [[UpToEleven Oh dear god]]... Nabarl, Navarre, Navarl, Navahl, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Nabarru]], Nabal, take your pick. ''Shadow Dragon'' appears to have hammered it down to "Navarre" in English-speaking territories.
* TheStoic: Navarre says very little, it even gets him teased by Phina. Even in his bloodlust he expresses it in a low-key manner.
* TechnicolorBlade: In the [=OVA=] and the [=TCG=], he wields two crimson swords, which are likely meant to represent the Killing Edge.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Says the trope almost word for word to Lena in the second OVA, when she asks him why he helped her and Julian before.
* WorthyOpponent: To Ogma.
* WouldntHitAGirl: One of the moral rules he follows, although in ''New Mystery'''s [=DLC=], he does consider breaking it in order to provoke Ogma. WordOfGod says he has a FreudianExcuse for it, but [[TheUnreveal haven't stated exactly what it is.]]
** The [=OVAs=] show him waking up from a nightmare where he sees a woman being killed by soldiers, which might have something to do with it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Merric ''(Marich)'']]
!!Merric ''(Marich)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-MarichDS_2594.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Mirthful Mage[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Wind Mage]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Merric in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/merric_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Of course! ‘Twould be a passing shame if you didn’t get to see me flex a little magic muscle. Wait till I show you my latest: Excalibur!"''

An Altean nobleman and childhood friend of Marth and Elice. He has spent years in Khadein training in magic under Wendell, and is the current holder of the Excalibur spell. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he is cornered by his rival Arlen, but is saved by Marth and Wendell.

->'''Class:''' Mage
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NozomuSasaki (Audio Drama, Dengeki CD), Creator/SoichiroHoshi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Juri Nagatsuma (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' [child]), Creator/YuriLowenthal (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* BadassCape: Merric gets an awesome cape upon promotion to bishop in the SNES version.
* BestFriendsInLaw: Eventually becomes this to Marth, who was his childhood friend, after he marries Marth’s sister Elice.
* {{Bishonen}}: He is a youthful looking mage.
* BlowYouAway: His signature spell, Excalibur, is powerful magic that conjures a blade of [[WindIsGreen green-colored wind]] to slice enemies with.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: He's known and loved Elice since they were children, and they eventually hook up.
* CombatMedic: Can use staves after promotion.
* CustomUniform: Has unique battle and map sprites as a Bishop in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', where he is depicted as a young green-haired man with a staff instead of wearing hooded cloaks like the other Bishops.
* DiskOneNuke: In the ''New Mystery'' prologue. His Excalibur spell is also one in ''Shadow Dragon'' where he can OHKO enemies the moment you recruit him (though Wendell can generally use it better).
* HumbleHero: Despite Kris being awed with his special status as Excalibur’s chosen wielder, Merric downplays his own importance, insisting that it was chance that awarded him the ability to use the tome.
* InTheHood: Wears a hooded cape, setting a precedent for many generic mages in the future games. Some illustrations has him flip it down.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:In ''Mystery'', he can save Elice from Gharnef's brainwashing in the final chapter.]]
* IllBoy: Elice reveals he was this as a child, being sickly most of the time.
* LightningBruiser: In the pre-DS games, Merric stands out as being surprisingly durable for a mage, with high HP and reasonable Defense, along with being backed by great Speed and the impressively strong Excalibur spell. In the DS games, he's a lot slower and squishier, though.
* NiceGuy: Merric is extremely easygoing, calm, and good-natured. He has endless patience with even the most trying people, like the bitter and jealous Arlen.
* NiceHat: Merric wears a [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:MarichDS.png very large mage hat]].
* PlayingWithFire: Uses a Fire tome in the ''New Mystery'' prologue.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here it comes."\\
"Winds, heed me!"\\
"I will not fail!"\\
"Now you've done it."
* SquishyWizard: True to tradition, Merric has low physical defense in exchange for his magical power. His HP growth is relatively high, though, particularly outside of ''Shadow Dragon''.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Excalibur tome, a powerful tome with high might, perfect accuracy, high critical rate, and effective against flying units. In the remake, Merric can wield the tome at base weapon rank while most male units cannot wield it until B rank.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Merric's hair is a bright green.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Matthis ''(Matis)'']]
!!Matthis ''(Matis)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Matthis_6269.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Dashing Noble'']]
->''"They forced me to enlist- you know I hate warfare, but it was into the army or onto the chopping block."''

Lena's brother, a lowly soldier of Macedon forced to fight against Marth's army under penalty of death if he refuses. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he pretty much serves the same role, only now as a soldier of the Macedon rebel army.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier
----
* AdaptationalHeroism: Say what you will about Matthis, but the manga actually makes him not cowardly at all and an all-around amiable guy.
* ArtificialStupidity: Is well known for being able to kill his beloved sister Lena as an enemy.
* BladeOnAStick: Has a higher lance rank than sword.
* BlueBlood: He's from one of Macedon's noble families.
* BornUnlucky: In the DS Remake, at least, he starts off with 0 luck whereas everyone else has at least 3 by that point. No wonder he's such a wreck...
* DirtyCoward: He lets himself be bullied into joining the villain's armies on two separate occasions.
* IdenticalStranger: To Vyland in the original ''Shadow Dragon'', with the similarities also extending to gameplay; this was rectified in later appearances of the two.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Acts this way towards Julian in the sequel, much to his annoyance. He manages to talk him out of it pretty quickly, though.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hardin]]
!!Prince Hardin of Aurelis
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Hardin_120.png]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Coyote'']]
->''"Make no mistake, Lord Marth. I consider myself an exceptionally good judge of character. If I thought you acted out of selfishness or ambition, I would not extend the offer I have. You have my trust."''

The younger brother of the King of Aurelis, and leader of its resistance against Dolhr. Known as the Coyote for his relentless spirit. Hardin is in love with Princess Nyna of Archanea, but seems to be unaware of her feelings for Camus. After joining with Marth's army, Hardin quickly befriends the young lord. For tropes relating to him in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', see [[Characters/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem here]] (beware spoilers).

->'''Class:''' Cavalier ([=FE1, FE11=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Dengeki CD), Creator/HideyukiHori (Japanese, Audio Drama, ''BS Fire Emblem''), Kazuhiro Nakaya (Japanese, ''Videogame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/RichardEpcar (English, ''Videogame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* TheArtifact: Marth gets a Silver Sword at the end of Chapter 4 of ''Shadow Dragon'' which is ostensibly for Hardin. However, he only has a D Rank in Swords, meaning that he can't use it. This is due to changes to the weapon rank system, as he could wield it in the original game.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Nyna cares for him, but her true love is Camus, though he doesn't know who exactly she falls in love with. [[spoiler:Becomes flat out LoveMakesYouEvil in the sequel.]]
* BadassMoustache: Hardin has a pretty cool thin mustache.
* BladeOnAStick: Has a higher lance rank than sword in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* BodyguardCrush: On Nyna, who he's been protecting for some time.
* DiscOneNuke: In all of his playable appearances. In the original and Book 1 of ''Mystery'', unless you are really lucky with the first two levels of Cain and Abel, Hardin is the only character who can equip Silver weapons other than [[CrutchCharacter Jagen]]. In the remake, Hardin can wield the Silver Lance right from his joining chapter, and, most notably, the Ridersbane. There's a reason why he is known as "Jagen with growth."
* EnemyMine: Teams up with Minerva of the enemy Macedon army to take out Macedon deserters in ''BS Fire Emblem''. At the end, they both acknowledge the other as a WorthyOpponent.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He's been protecting Aurelis and striking back at the Dolhr alliance with his own team for a good while before Marth shows up. Minerva's ''BS Fire Emblem'' map even has her meeting him on one of said exploits.
* TheLancer: He seems to have been Marth's in the first war, but since AnyoneCanDie, he gets swiftly OutOfFocus.
* NiceHat: A white turban.
* OutOfFocus: While he is intended to be an important character in the first game, the way the game is written made him relatively minor due to the lack of post-recruitment appearance and dialogue, something that is carried over to the remake. Averted in ''Mystery'' where a huge part of the storyline revolves around him.
* RedBaron: Coyote. Wolf's squad frequently mention his title as a sign of respect, and he certainly earns said title.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's the brother of the King of Aurelis, leader of the LaResistance, and is very competent statistically.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wolf]]
!!Wolf
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Wolf_8422.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Aurelian Hero'']]
->''"The Wolfguard's strength is not mine alone. It also belongs to Sedgar, my assistant in the battlefield. As well as Vyland and Roshea... And more than anything, it belongs to Coyote... Because he was with us."''

Hardin's right hand man, and is fiercely loyal to him. After the war, Wolf becomes the captain of the newly formed Wolfguard and continues to serve Hardin [[spoiler:even after his fall into madness. ''New Mystery'' alters that by letting him be able to not turn a blind eye on Hardin's madness and joins Marth's army, provided that Sedgar convinces him.]]

->'''Class:''' Horseman
----
* {{Bishonen}}: In general, but taken UpToEleven with his ''BS Fire Emblem'' and DS remake designs. Interestingly, his NES sprite shows Wolf does have muscles, despite his boyishly handsome face.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: In the DS remake.
* CrutchCharacter: Played straight with him and Sedgar in the original and ''Mystery'', but averted in ''Shadow Dragon''. They look like classic Crutch Characters, and are even completely worthless if you look at their stats... however, they compensate for having much less levels by having some amazing stat growths, making both Wolf and Sedgar very viable late-game.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Becomes one after Hardin's death; he mindlessly throws himself into battle after battle, with his own demise clearly in mind. This attitude would later get him retired out of concern, putting Sedgar in his place.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:After Hardin descends into madness.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: A little bit, but his access to male-only classes makes his gender obvious.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Only in ''New Mystery'']].
* HorseArcher: Bows are the main weapon of the Horseman class.
* InstantExpert: As mentioned by Sedgar, Wolf eventually learned to skillfully use weapons other than the bow throughout the War of Shadows.
* TheLancer: Wolf is Hardin's second in command.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Shadow Dragon'', Wolf has absurd growth in almost all stats.
* MagikarpPower: In ''Shadow Dragon''. He starts as a level 3 prepromote with the bases of a level 1 unpromoted unit, but he has absolutely insane growth rates.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:Is forced to choose between siding with his idol or Roshea in the remake.]]
* PaletteSwap: In original ''Shadow Dragon'', his portrait was a modified Gordin portrait with pink hair and no armguards.
* PeekABangs: One of his eyes is hidden by his hair.
* RealMenWearPink: Wears pink armor.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Hardin.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sedgar ''(Zagaro)'']]
!!Sedgar ''(Zagaro)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Sedgar_1757.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Aurelian Star'']]
->''"You... Why are you invading other countries? Are you so blinded by your ambition?!"''

A Knight of Aurelis and the right hand man to Wolf. After the war, he joins the newly-formed Wolfguard. He's not recruitable in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', [[spoiler:but in ''New Mystery'', he can be recruited if you had Vyland convince him, and he goes on to become the new captain of the Wolfguard after Wolf leaves.]]

->'''Class:''' Horseman
----
* AscendedMeme: Wolf and Sedgar in the DS remake of ''Shadow Dragon'' are notable for frequently being reclassed into Hero or General (which have much more usable base stats than Horseman, making them easier to train). In ''New Mystery'', his support has him talking about how in the last war, him and Wolf went from practicing with bows to using all kinds of different weapons.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: In the DS remake.
* CrazyPrepared: Implied in a support conversation with Kris. He makes sure weapons and other equipment are in perfect condition so that Wolf can use them in battle.
* CrutchCharacter: Played straight with him and Wolf in the original and ''Mystery'', but averted in ''Shadow Dragon''. They look like classic Crutch Characters, and are even completely worthless if you look at their stats... however, they compensate for having much less levels by having some amazing stat growths, making both Wolf and Sedgar very viable late-game.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Only in ''New Mystery'']].
* HorseArcher: Bows are the main weapon of the Horseman class.
* IdenticalStranger: Looks a lot like Tomas, or at least, he used to look like him until ''Shadow Dragon''.
* TheLancer: To Wolf. [[spoiler:He takes over his position once he starts to become a DeathSeeker.]]
* LightningBruiser: Just like Wolf, Sedgar has absurdly high stat growths in all categories in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* MagikarpPower: In ''Shadow Dragon''. He starts as a level 1 prepromote with the bases of a level 1 unpromoted unit, but he has absolutely insane growth rates.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:Is forced to choose between siding with Hardin or Roshea in the remake. However it's implied that he was aware that something was off about Hardin for some time, and he only really needs a bit of coercing from Vyland in order to defect.]]
* OneSteveLimit: In the French version, sort of. Since Draug was renamed Edgar, Sedgar's name was changed to Sagaro.
* StraightMan: Seems to be this for the Wolfguard, being the most rational of them and having the second highest position of them all.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: His portrait in the original ''Shadow Dragon'' is Gordin's portrait.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roshea ''(Roshe)'']]
!!Roshea ''(Roshe)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Roshea_6516.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Aurelian Hope'']]
->''"Wolf, Sedgar, Vyland. Do you not have second thoughts...? Does the battle plan not trouble you?"''

A Knight of Aurelis under Hardin. After the war, he joins the Wolfguard, but spends some time in Altea first. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he is the first (and in the original, only) of the Wolfguard to defect and join Marth's army.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier ([=FE1, FE11=]), Paladin ([=FE3, FE12=])
----
* {{Bishonen}}: Roshea is so boyishly handsome with his big eyes and pink hair, he's easily mistaken for a girl.
* DefectorFromDecadence: In ''Mystery of the Emblem''. Starts the chain for the other Wolfguard members to do the same in ''New Mystery''.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:Though Roshea is the only member of Wolfguard who is willing to stand up to his former master]].
* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:He was the only Wolfguard willing to stand up to Hardin's suspicious behavior, and in the remake will coerce Vyland and the others to see the truth.]]
* RealMenWearPink: Roshea is young and has pink/purple hair and armor. But in some versions of the game, he's one of the best cavaliers.
* TookALevelInBadass: His ''Mystery'' incarnation handed him some significant buffs (mostly to his growth rates) that made him more or less "Cain and Abel with slightly less availability", likely due to him now being somewhat significant to the plot. [[ZigZaggedTrope Sadly,]] the DS remake dropped his Speed growth back to its original level, making him mostly useless again, while his ''New Mystery'' incarnation suffers big-time from LateCharacterSyndrome.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vyland ''(Biraku)'']]
!!Vyland ''(Biraku)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Vyland_6733.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Aurelian Son'']]
->''"What's wrong with you, Roshea? Did the four of us not all pledge that we would die for Coyote? It was Coyote who freed us plain dwellers from slavery."''

A Knight of Aurelis under Hardin. After the war, he joins the Wolfguard. He seems to be one of the more sensible members of the group. Can't be recruited in the original, [[spoiler:but in ''New Mystery'', he can.]]

->'''Class:''' Cavalier ([=FE1, FE11=]), Paladin ([=FE3, FE12=])
----
* FragileSpeedster: His only good stat is speed.
* TheGenericGuy: There really isn't anything noteworthy about him as Vyland is OutOfFocus unlike his comrades.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:''New Mystery'' only, Vyland is convinced to join Marth through Roshea]].
* MoralityPet: He considers Roshea as one and trusts his judgment more about what's right and wrong. [[spoiler:This was why he defects to Marth's group in ''New Mystery'']].
* MyMasterRightOrWrong
* YouAllLookFamiliar: In the original Famicom version, he shared a portrait with Matthis, who is another cavalier with poor growths. His subsequent appearances keep the similarities but differentiated them by making Vyland looking more confident than the cowardly Matthis.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wendell ''(Wendel)'']]
!!Wendell ''(Wendel)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Wendell_4133.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[BadassTeacher Wise Teacher]]'']]
->''"Hmm… It’s Khadein, lad. The land is not as you remember it. That fiend Gharnef seized power, and now he’s draped the city in darkness. I fear Khadein is doomed… I could not stay and serve him. So, I snuck out alone."''

A sage of Khadein and the teacher of Merric and Arlen. He dislikes war, but is forced to fight against his will.

->'''Class:''' Bishop ([=FE1, FE3=]), Sage ([=FE11, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Eken Mine (Audio Drama)
----
* BadassTeacher: Taught Merric and Arlen magic.
* CoolOldGuy
* CombatMedic: As a Bishop/Sage, he can both heal and fight.
* CrutchCharacter: Can be considered the magical version of the Jagen archetype. In ''Shadow Dragon'', he is especially useful considering he can Reclass into almost every class and perform well thanks to his insane base speed.
* DistressedDude: He is locked up in a cell by the Macedonian in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' Book 1, and was arrested by Lang for falsely being accused of associating with the rebels in Book 2. Both time, he is freed and joined Marth's group.
* DiscOneNuke: He joins one chapter after Merric, and in the original, outdoes Merric in every single stat except for Skill, while also being able to use staves (something Merric can't do until ''very'' late'' in the game). He can stay viable all the way to the endgame, even with his mediocre growths.
* EyesAlwaysShut: His eyes are closed in his appearance in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Apparently, he has no love for war, but for some reason in ''Shadow Dragon'', he will attack you by default until you talk to him with Marth or Merric, while in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', he never actively attacks you and would up to Marth and talk with him.
* AnIcePerson: Comes with a Blizzard tome in ''New Mystery''.
* JackOfAllTrades: He fills this role in ''Shadow Dragon'': between high personal Speed, B-rank tomes and D-rank staves in his base class, and access to strong promoted classes like Dracoknight, he doesn't excel at any role, but can change up his tactics very easily. In the early game, he can perform well as a flier-killer or a chipper, or be a good filler combat unit when reclassed, while in the mid-to-late game, he can help out with staves (especially since it doesn't take much work to make him learn Warp).
* LightningBruiser: Oh, so very much. In the first game, he is the third fastest character at base right below Gotoh and Boah, and he has 8 Defense at base, in a game where 20 is the maximum stat, in a game where the strongest boss has only 14 strength. Thanks to this, it's almost impossible for him to be killed in the early chapters.
* MartialPacifist: Does not like war, as stated above. However, he will fight if he has to.
* {{Nerf}}: In the original game, a level 20 promoted Merric BARELY outdoes him at base, and he joined one chapter after Merric does. In the following games, such as the original ''Mystery of the Emblem'', the promotion system is tweaked, and his speed is lowered by 2. The DS remakes indirectly nerfed him by increasing the enemy stats; however, Wendell is still an excellent JackOfAllTrades with the Reclass System. That being said, there's a reason why we have the current Promotion system, and Master Seals replaced the old promotion items in the DS remake, and this guy is a major reason for it.
* ParentalSubstitute: Raised Grust's royal children after rescuing them from Gharnef.
* ReluctantWarrior: Hates fighting, but he will suck it up if it means bringing peace back to the land.
* ShockAndAwe: Comes with a Thunder tome in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* SquishyWizard: Except he's not squishy in the slightest in the original game. (See LightningBruiser above.) Even in the remakes, he can be surprisingly sturdy early on, especially when it's difficult to find enemies that double him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rickard ''(Ricard)'']]
!!Rickard ''(Ricard)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Rickard_4480.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Big-Time Thief'']]
->''"Funny story: I decided to break in here and clean the place out- and then I got caught. Hilarious, right? Comedy gold."''

A stray thief who is friends with Julian.

->'''Class:''' Thief\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazueIkura (Japanese, Audio Drama and ''BS Fire Emblem'')
----
* ADayInTheLimelight: He gets to be the focus of his very own ''BS Fire Emblem'' chapter, rallying up Lena, Navarre, Castor and eventually Malice and Dice. Not bad for an otherwise inconsequential Thief.
* AmbiguouslyGay: It's very easy to read his dialogue as him hitting on Julian, [[spoiler:although his last conversation with Julian in New Mystery of Emblem seems to suggest that [[AmbiguouslyBi he likes the opposite sex after all]].]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Rickard acts like Julian's younger brother.
* FragileSpeedster: Has low Strength and Defense growths, but good speed.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Very much more so than most other characters. If the novel's ages are canon, he is ''21'' in ''Shadow Dragon''. The manga adaptation makes him as diminutive and youthful as ''Maria''.
* PluckyComicRelief: When he's the focus he is commonly portrayed as comic relief, even if he is integral. Examples of such are the manga and ''BS Fire Emblem''.
* SayItWithHearts: Rickard ended his recruitment conversation with Julian with a heart in the original ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* TokenEvilTeammate: His base conversation with Julian in the remakes reveal that he never actually stopped being a bastard. When Rickard says that he's a noble thief, Julian suggests that he [[JustLikeRobinHood gives what he stole to the poor]]-and Rickard laughs and says that he saw right through him. This suggests that if BS Fire Emblem, where he did just that, is canon, he was doing it for selfish reasons, as Navarre suggested.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Of course, in the ''Fire Emblem'' world(s), it's not an unusual trait.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Bantu ''(Banutu)'']]
!!Bantu ''(Banutu)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Bantu_5906.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[{{Weredragon}} Fire Dragon]]'']]
[[quoteright:163:[[labelnote:Click here to see Bantu in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bantu_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I am truly sorry, child. Truly, I am. I will not let us be separated again. From now on, I will be there to protect you."''

An elderly Manakete who serves under Gotoh. He is the one who unsealed Tiki and raised her as they traveled the world.

->'''Class:''' Manakete\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Joe J. Thomas (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:In his 3rd Tiki support in ''New Mystery'', he explains that he intends to go on a journey to help other lost Manaketes by himself. Tiki is ''not'' amused.]]
* ContinuityNod: One of Nowi's event tile quotes in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' has her mention she made a new dragon friend named Ban... something. She can't seem to get the name right, but if this is indeed him, that's ''very'' impressive, seeing as ''Awakening'' takes place [[TimeSkip 2000 years in the future.]]
* CoolOldGuy: He's really damn old, but he still gets along well with youngsters like Kris.
* CrutchCharacter: The fact that his growths always were just as bad as Jagen's seem to indicate that he's this. In the NES and SNES versions of the game, Bantu has very high base stats.
* FaceOfAThug: Bantu has [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]](sometimes with [[BlackEyesOfCrazy black sclera]]) and a hideous wizened face, but he's firmly heroic.
* LethalChef: In an unusual sense. He teaches My Unit his recipe for pickled vegetables in ''New Mystery'''s supports, which actually turn out delicious -- it's just that [[spoiler:[[WhamLine they take "100 years or so" to pickle.]]]]
--> [[spoiler:'''My Unit''': Er, I'll probably be dead by then...]]
* TokenHeroicOrc: Fire Dragons are almost universally hostile; the manaketes loyally serving Dolhr in subjugation of humanity at large or wild dragons that mindlessly attack all who come near. Bantu is a sweet old man who loathes violence and refuses to hate humans. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', Bantu goes on a journey to help ease the relationship between humans and Manaketes.
* TheOneGuy: Meta-example. He is the only recruitable male Manakete, before [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin by technicality]], in the series.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He's a fire dragon that can take the form of a human.
* PaletteSwap: Of Gharnef of all people in the Famicom version.
* PlayingWithFire: He's a fire dragon.
* Really700YearsOld: Probably even older, since [[spoiler:he was alive and served Naga at the time of her death(he is possibly Salamander mentioned in FE4's backstory)]]. It's very possible Bantu is still around at the time of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'', ''2000 years'' after Marth's games, where he's ''already'' implied to be old by dragon standards!
* StoneWall: In the original, he is a superb tank thanks to his infinite use Dragonstone that gives +17 Defense in a game where 20 is the stats cap, and even then you can make up for his low growth with the ridiculous stats boosting item. It is worth noting that with some abuse on the game's mechanics, he, and by extension Tiki, can become the single most physically bulky character in the entire series. This is more AwesomeButImpractical than anything, though.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caesar ''(Seazer)'']]
!!Caesar ''(Seazer)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Caesar_640.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[OnlyInItForTheMoney Hired Sword]]'']]
->''"We're mercenaries. We have no liege. I need gold, and will do anything for it. Even selling my soul to the devil."''

A mercenary from Port Warren who joins Marth's army alongside Radd. He reappears in ''New Mystery'', trying to earn enough money to buy medicine for his ill younger sister.

->'''Class:''' Mercenary
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* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Originally a PaletteSwap of Radd, his design is revamped into a Jeorge-lookalike, though the two aren't related. The remakes have him retain his original class while Radd is retconned into a Myrmidon.
* GeniusBruiser: Caesar is often found reading books on war tactics in his base conversations in ''New Mystery''.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Radd are all but confirmed to be this in ''New Mystery''. Then again, though, Radd is in love with his sister, so they may well end up becoming actual family in the future.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Swords are his primary weapon as a Mercenary.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Similar to Castor above, he's got his reasons.
* PunchClockHero: Expanded on in ''New Mystery''. Though he's clearly an alright guy, he makes it clear to Marth that he's only joining if he gets paid, the fact they were comrades in the last war means nothing. He even says he'd gladly "sell his soul to the devil" if it means getting the money he needs.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in the second book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* SheatheYourSword: The only way to recruit him in ''New Mystery'' is to seize the throne without killing him. The map you fight him on is cramped and crowded, so you'll have your work cut out for you.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Radd ''(Radei)'']]
!!Radd ''(Radei)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Radd_1111.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Lady-Killer'']]
->''"I'm doing this for my own interests, too. So I'll tag along with you, Caesar. As I always have, and always will."''

A swordfighter from Port Warren who joins Marth's army alongside Caesar. After the war, he laid down his sword for a woman, implied in ''New Mystery'' to be Caesar's sister. Radd reappears in ''New Mystery'', helping Caesar earn money for his sister.

->'''Class:''' Mercenary ([=FE1=], [=FE3=]), Myrmidon ([=FE11, FE12=])
----
* {{Bishonen}}: Radd has a very boyish face.
* BrilliantButLazy: Not so much lazy per se, more that his fighting style is unrefined and primal. He does put in an effort in trying to use sword techniques from a book Caesar gives him, but they don't compliment his battle style.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Originally a PaletteSwap of Caesar, his design is revamped so that they don't look alike. The remakes turned him into a Myrmidon while Caesar stayed in his original class.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Caesar.
* HeroesPreferSwords: As a mercenary, Radd uses swords.
* MagikarpPower: He is pretty good if you want to use him, though he has such horrible base stats that it is hard to train him.
* PaletteSwap: His portrait in the original ''Shadow Dragon'' is a recolor of Caesar's portrait.
* PunchClockHero: Pretty much the same case as Caesar.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in the second book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* SheatheYourSword: He and Caesar are recruited the same way in ''New Mystery''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roger ''(Rojar)'']]
!!Roger ''(Rojar)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Roger_8200.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[AllLoveIsUnrequited Still Single]]'']]
->''"…You’re very kind, Caeda. Dare I say, we don’t have girls quite like you back in Grust. Um, perhaps…I suppose I could…Aw, heck, I’m going with you!"''

A knight of Grust who is recruited by Caeda flirting with him. He later appears in ''New Mystery'', still with a crush on Caeda.

->'''Class:''' Knight
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: His crush on Caeda is played for laughs.
* BladeOnAStick: Like all Armor Knights, Roger starts with a Lance as his weapon.
* BornLucky: Would you believe, in ''Shadow Dragon'', ''this'' guy has the highest normal-unit Luck growth in the game? The only characters who come close are ''Nagi'' and ''Gotoh''. Unfortunately, it's for stat-reasons only. [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Such luck didn't score him any ladies at all.]]
* CallBack: His recruitment conversation in ''New Mystery'' is very similar to his recruitment conversation in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* TheGenericGuy: Before he is recruited he's no more special than the likes of his fellow knights at Port Warren.
* LightningBruiser: In, ''New Mystery'', Roger has great speed growth for an Armor Knight.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in either book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jeorge ''(Jorjue)'']]
!!Jeorge ''(Jorjue)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Jeorge_5446.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[ArcherArchetype Perfect Shot]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Jeorge in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jeorge_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Let me fight with you to save my land, and I will use this silver bow to show you marksmanship unlike any you’ve ever seen."''

An Archanean nobleman of House Menedy and one of the finest archers in the land. He joins Marth's army after hearing of his alliance with Princess Nyna and later becomes a mentor to the Altean archer Gordin.

->'''Class:''' Sniper\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunjiMajima (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/MickWingert (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* ArrangedMarriage: His family considered arranging the marriage with him and Midia and they were angry when Midia end up being with Astram. He didn't care as he knew that this was what his family wanted, not him.
* BigBrotherMentor: Mentors Gordin in archery.
* ChickMagnet: Kris mentions hearing rumors about him that indicate such.
* AFatherToHisMen: The only reason he doesn't defect to Marth's army immediately in ''Mystery''. He hates working for Lang, but knows his men will be punished as traitors if he deserts.
* HeelFaceTurn: In the sequel, not that he needed too much persuasion to do the opposite.
* HumbleHero: Deflects all the praise as being the finest archer as mere exaggeration.
* InformedAbility: Despite being labeled as the "best sniper on the continent", Jeorge isn't too remarkable and doesn't really stand out as an extremely stellar unit. If anything, he's seen as the BoringButPractical option. {{Justified}} in ''New Mystery'', where he explains it's due to the public's tendency to inflate positive rumors around his family.
* ManipulativeBastard: His family relies on trickery and manipulation to maintain their position as the Five Houses of Archanea. Jeorge wants nothing to do with his pragmatic lineage, [[YouAreWhatYouHate but finds himself relying on it anyways]].
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I won't miss, I'm afraid."\\
"Just as I calculated..."\\
"Sorry about this."\\
"This will be painless."
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Jeorge is of noble birth but is somewhat [[RebelPrince rebellious]], preferring to travel around.
* TheSmartGuy: He's a keen strategist and, much as he despises his family's political and manipulative plays, is skilled in those as well. As Kris points out in their supports, Jeorge likely set up his own recruitment by marching onto the front lines of a suicide mission, banking on the Archanean army ''not'' wanting to kill him.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Like Gordin, it seems no-one's interested in Romanizing his name the logical way: George.
* UriahGambit: In his support conversation with Kris, he figured that being ordered to defend the fort by Hardin was equivalent to a death sentence. He knew that not aiding Lang in his defense would end up getting him in trouble.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and ''Heroes'', he starts with the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Parthia]], a powerful Regalia. It is made his personal weapon in ''Heroes''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Maria]]
!!Princess Maria of Macedon
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Maria_4467.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Petit Princess[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Minerva's Sister]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Maria in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maria_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Thank you for rescuing me. Please be sure to tell my sister I am free. She’ll be grateful for the news. Now then. Shall we be off? I’m coming with you, of course.; …No protesting! I wish to help!"''

The youngest princess of Macedon, who was taken hostage at a young age by Dolhr in order to get her sister Minerva to fight. She is later rescued by Marth, allowing Minerva and her Whitewings to safely defect from Macedon. ''Mystery of the Emblem'' reveals that after Michalis was defeated by Minerva, [[spoiler:Maria prayed for him and restored him back to life. In response, when she is captured by Gharnef, Michalis risked (and depending on the version, gave) his life to save her.]]

->'''Class:''' Cleric ([=FE1, FE11=]), Bishop ([=FE3, FE12=])
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaSuzaki (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/WendeeLee (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* CatchPhrase: "No protesting!"
* CombatMedic: Upon promotion.
* DamselInDistress: She was held hostage by her own brother Michalis in order to keep Minerva in check until she was saved by Marth [[spoiler:and in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and its remake, where she and other girls were captured and brainwashed until Minerva can snap her out of it.]] [[DiscussedTrope It was discussed]] between her and Minerva in Shadow Dragon, as Maria insists that she not be seen as a helpless damsel and tells Minerva that she wishes to fight alongside Marth's army.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: For some reason, in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she couldn't wield the Aum staff, despite being a royal princess herself. This is remedied in the remake.
* TheMedic: She can only heal at first.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery''.]]
* MoralityPet: To her brother Michalis [[spoiler:since she showed him pity even though he treated her as a pawn.]]
* ThePollyanna: Very cheerful and happy despite spending so much of her life as a prisoner.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I won't lose!"\\
"One, two, THREE!"\\
"Just like Michalis!"\\
"Just like Minerva!"
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: A Princess of Macedon, but she's happy to heal others on the battlefield.
* RoyaltySuperpower: As a Princess, she can use the Aum staff in the remakes.
* SympathyForTheDevil: A subtle but ''very'' significant example. The fact that she still pities Michalis after all he did [[spoiler:not only prompts him to become TheAtoner, but leads to him getting Starlight back from Gharnef and thus Gharnef's final defeat. Wow.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity: She wore blue in the original ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''.
* WhiteMagicianGirl
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minerva ''(Minerba)'']]
!!Princess Minerva of Macedon ''(Minerba)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-MinervaDS_8302.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''True Leader[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Red Dragoon]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Minerva in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/minerva_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I would be lying if I said I did not wish it were that simple. But history needs to remember that when Macedon went astray, it was a Macedonian who set things right."''

The elder princess of Macedon and leader of the Whitewings. Reluctant to fight with Dolhr, Minerva is forced to do so after her sister Maria is taken hostage. Minerva later sends Catria to Marth in order to persuade him to free Maria and later defects after learning of Maria's safety. According to ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she is the one who fights against and defeats Michalis later in the war. During the events of ''Mystery'' itself, Minerva is crowned queen of Macedon, but is overthrown by a group of knights led by Rucke, but is saved by Michalis and later reunites with Marth.

->'''Class:''' Dracoknight (''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light & Mystery of the Emblem''), Wyvern Lord (''Awakening'' [=SpotPass=]), Pegasus Knight (''Fates'' DLC)\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YoshikoSakakibara (Audio Drama, ''BS Fire Emblem''), Creator/HiromiTsuru (Dengeki CD), Creator/AyaneSakura (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/CindyRobinson (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AbdicateTheThrone: [[spoiler:Feeling that she is inadequate to be a ruler after she was overthrown by Rucke, she gives Macedon's throne to Marth at the end of War of Heroes.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: In the remakes where Wyvern Riders/Dracoknights use axes as their primary weapon instead of lances. She comes with an Axe equal in power to the Regalia: The Hauteclere.
* AMotherToHerMen: To the other Whitewings at least.
* BladeOnAStick: In all versions, she can use lances.
* BadassInDistress: She gets captured in ''Mystery'', but once you rescue her, she goes right back to kicking ass like a champ.
* BrokenBird: Her father's death, brother's betrayal, sister's kidnapping, and stress over leading Macedon cause Minerva grief.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Michalis' Cain. She canonically defeated him in Macedon's palace, though was unable to deal the final blow.
* ContraltoOfDanger: She's got quite the deep voice in ''Heroes'', emphasizing her tough nature.
* DragonRider: She's a Dracoknight, so obviously. Her B-support with Catria in ''New Mystery'' reveals that she doesn't start as one; Minerva used to be a Pegasus Knight like her subordinates, but forced to switch into a dragon mount to represent Macedon's might as its princess.
* EnemyMine: With Hardin in ''BS Fire Emblem'' as they teamup to take out deserters. At the end, both acknowledge the other as a WorthyOpponent.
* FieryRedhead: Minerva can be somewhat hotblooded and her hair is bright red.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:In ''Mystery'', she can save Maria from Gharnef's brainwashing in the final chapter.]]
* LightningBruiser: By the time of ''New Mystery'', she's evolved into this: tough as an Armor Knight, fast as a Sage, strong as a Fighter, with Pegasus Knight movement.
* MightyGlacier: In the NES game, Speed is her only real statistical weak point, making her a rather common candidate for the Speed Ring. ''Mystery'' buffed her base Speed considerably, a buff which she kept in future installments.
* ThePeterPrinciple: A great warrior and a decent squad commander, but mostly inadequate as a ruler of an entire country.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"[[YouFool You poor fool]]..."\\
"Face me, coward!"\\
"I will end this swiftly."\\
"Make peace with your gods."
* RedBaron: "Red Dragon Knight" ("Crimson Dragoon" in the fan translation), in ''Mystery'' and its remake.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: A Princess of Macedon, but she led the army in the invasion of Aurelis and later fought for Marth's army.
* RoyaltySuperpower: As a Princess, she can use the Aum staff in the remakes.
* ShockAndAwe: She came with a Levin Sword in the original game.
* SlidingScaleOfGameplayAndStoryIntegration: It's mentioned in her B-Support with Catria that she used to be a Pegasus Knight. Using the Master Seals (or Elysian Whips for ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'') allowed access to the Dracoknight class for Pegasus Knights.
* TookALevelInBadass: Minerva improves considerably in most of the remakes. In the original, she was outclassed by nearly every promoted Pegasus Knight (though she was still very useful, as her subordinates wont join the party and won't promote until ''very'' late in the game). In ''Mystery'', she gained a decent amount of Speed, turning her into a LightningBruiser and one of the game's best units. In the DS games, she added the axe Hauteclaire to her arsenal, the strongest axe in the entire game, making her a borderline DiscOneNuke. Her growths being hiked up in ''New Mystery'' also makes her viable to the endgame.
* TrappedInVillainy: Forced to fight against Aurelis, and later Marth's army, as if she did not, Maria will be killed.
* WarriorPrincess: Another one.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Cherche, a Wyvern Rider in ''Awakening'', named her wyvern mount Minerva in honour of her.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Despite her best attempts at being a good queen for Macedon, she proves to be unpopular enough for a rebellion to spur from some light insistence from the possessed Hardin and get her captured by her own people. She ends up giving up the throne alongside all of the other rulers of Archanea after the War of Heroes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Linde ''(Rinda)'']]
!!Linde ''(Rinda)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Linde_7237.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Miloah's Child[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Light Mage]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Linde in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/linde_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"No! Let me fight. With Princess Nyna’s blessing, and the tome my father left me, I can wield Aura magic. Let me use it to avenge him. I want to destroy Gharnef myself!"''

The daughter of Pontifex Miloah of Archanea, capable of using his Aura spell. After her father was killed by Gharnef, she disguised herself as a boy and escaped, but was later captured by slave traders (original) or ruffians (remakes). After being saved by Marth, she joins his army. After the war, Nyna took her as an apprentice and she was made a noble of Archanea. She is entrusted to get the Fire Emblem to Marth during the events of ''Mystery of the Emblem''.

->'''Class:''' Mage\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiSeto (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Implied with Merric. He's not mentioned by name as her crush, but the few leads available point at him.
* ArtEvolution: In the Famicom art, Linde had blonde hair and blue eyes (though this didn't really match her in-game art). ''Mystery of the Emblem'' establishes her hair and eyes as both being brown, which was closer to what the artists had to use in the first game itself.
* BlackMagicianGirl: Linde has one of the most powerful tomes in the game at her command.
* BrainyBrunette: Linde is a brunette who is one of the greatest magicians in the world. Later games have gone further in establishing that she is ''very'' intelligent.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: A brown-eyed brunette, something of an oddity in a series where characters have a rainbow variety of both hair and eye colors.
* DaddysGirl: She had a very close relationship with her father. This is shown especially in how much she treasures the robe she wears (it was a gift from him) and her desire to [[YouKilledMyFather kill Gharnef to avenge him.]]
* DiscOneNuke: In ''Mystery'', joins the group with one of the strongest weapons in the whole game (Aura) in ''chapter 3''![[note]]Which only she and other female mages (the latter with at least B Tomes) can use.[[/note]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Her oldest art, from the ''[=FE1=]'' and ''3'' days, tended to depict her as completely barefoot. Later design revisions, beginning with the first TCG, gave her very strappy, knee-high sandals, but these tend to still show a lot of her feet ([[ShesGotLegs and legs, for that matter]]).
* FanservicePack: While always cute and leggy, her design in ''Shadow Dragon'' was updated to have her robes be form fitting, revealing having easily noticeable hips and breasts. This carried into some other games like ''Fire Emblem Warriors''.
** Zigzaged in ''Heroes'' where her robes are altered to conceal some of her curves and being drawn as seemingly more petite, but her summer version goes the other way around with her swimsuit shows that she still has her curves.
* GlassCannon: Like every other spellcaster, she's a SquishyWizard. But due to Aura, she can dish out a lot of damage if she can stay out of danger. ''Heroes'' continues this tradition, with her having okay-ish RES but one of the lowest DEF scores in the entire ''game''! Her HP isn't hot, either; however, her base ATK and SPD scores are very high, and she gets Aura, which is a high ATK tome that allows her to easily reach 50+ attack before buffs.
* HeroicLineage: The child of Miloah, and inheritor of his ability to use Aura.
* ItWasAGift: Linde's attire was given to her by Miloah himself, so she really treasures it and doesn't take it well when someone (in this case, Kris) suggests a change of wardrobe even if it'd be more practical (like for climbing trees and picking up fruits). And if she has a complaint about her Summer outfit in ''Heroes'', it's [[SkewedPriorities less about revealing more of her skin]] but more about [[DaddysGirl it's not the same gift from her father.]]
* LightEmUp: Aura, her AncestralWeapon, is Light magic.
* MagikarpPower: Starts off at a low level in both games, but if trained, she can be deadly.
* MsFanservice: Even way back in the NES and SNES days, she was ''the'' Fanservice Girl of ''Fire Emblem'' by a long shot and remains one of the most attractive girls in the entire Archanea series. Her usual outfit always shows her feet and legs exposed, and in more recent games has begun looking rather form-fitting. In ''Fire Emblem Heroes'', her second appearance has her in a swimsuit that adds emphasis to her tight stomach and large breasts as well, which were aspects of her physique that were previously unseen. And then there's her apparent VaporWear tendencies...
* NumberTwo: She's a mix of this, TheApprentice and LadyInWaiting to Nyna, who trusts her to the point of handing her the Fire Emblem to give it to Marth in ''Mystery''.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Divine radiance, heed me!"\\
"I won't lose!"\\
"You're in trouble now!"\\
"This is going to hurt."
* RapunzelHair: Linde wears her long hair in a high ponytail that still practically reaches her ''knees'' (and in her older art, it was "merely" waist-length, while still teased high). She also happens to be the most magically-inclined female character that can be recruited.
* {{Revenge}}: On Gharnef for [[YouKilledMyFather killing her father.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She's a very high-ranking noblewoman, and she's not about to sit around and watch the world burn around her.
* ShesGotLegs: Official artwork focuses a lot on her hips and legs. It's a constant in all her designs.
* SweetPollyOliver: When first met in ''Shadow Dragon''. Doesn't last very long, though. Considering how curvy she is in later apperances, it's rather impressive she pulls it off.
* VaporWear: Even in her ''Mystery''-era art, she was famous for [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/c/c3/LindaFE3.png/revision/latest?cb=20170416180349 appearing]] to go ''distinctly'' [[GoingCommando full commando]]. Her design in ''Shadow Dragon'' and on tends to emphasize that, yep, that pink slip-on is just about all she's got aside from her shoes.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Aura tome, a powerful tome with extremely high might (the most powerful in the game) and has near perfect accuracy. In the remake, Linde can wield the tome at base weapon rank while most female mages cannot wield it until B rank.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jake ''(Jeik)'']]
!!Jake ''(Jeik)''

A Ballistician from Grust who is in love with Anna. He and Anna would later travel to distant lands like Jugdral and Elibe. In ''New Mystery'', he replaces a lone enemy Berserker.

->'''Class:''' Ballistician ([=FE1, FE11=]), Warrior ([=FE12=])
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For Jake's tropes, see his section [[Characters/FireEmblemRecurringCharacters here]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Midia]]
!!Midia
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Midia_7083.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''His Anchor'']]
->''"You do not take my meaning, Bishop. By "we" I mean Archanea. Archanea is saved. If Princess Nyna has truly come to chase the enemy from our halls, to free us…Then my death will have meaning."''

A Knight of Archanea and the lover of Astram. She is taken prisoner by Dolhr in Archanea castle, but is later saved by Marth. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she tried to rebel against [[spoiler:the corrupted Hardin]], but is again captured and rejoins once she's freed.

->'''Class:''' Paladin\\
'''Voiced by:''' ?? (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* ConvenientReplacementCharacter: By the time she joins, Jagen's stats are starting to fall behind. While Midia's stats aren't much better, she actually has good growth rates all-around that can give her better longevity from her recruitment onwards. Somewhat [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in ''Shadow Dragon'' since she has lower weapon ranks than Jagan in a game where weapon ranks really matter, but she's still a fine alternative.
* FauxActionGirl: Got captured in the same place twice. To be fair, she did try her best, but her opponents were none other than Camus (the most able warrior in the continent) and Hardin ([[spoiler:under the Darksphere's protection]]).
* LadyOfWar: In the main games, at least character wise. However, in ''BS Fire Emblem'', she acts much more crude out of desperation.
* PluckyGirl:
** During the fall of Archanea, when the group was all but defeated, she attempted to strike down Camus. Just to be clear: after being defeated, she tried to kill '''''[[FourStarBadass Camus]]'''''. Gal's got quite the guts.
** Not to mention her reaction of being scheduled of execution by [[spoiler:Hardin]] was nothing but [[DefiantToTheEnd defiantly]] spewing WhatTheHellHero on [[spoiler:Hardin]].
** This aspect turns out to be the very reason why Astram fell for her. Her willingness to become stronger and best him enamored him over time.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'' Book 2, where she gained a ''massive'' increase in base stats to the point that she can handle enemies ''even when dismounted''. This was mostly likely to compensate for the fact that [[EleventhHourRanger she's the last party member to join]]. Even in ''New Mystery of the Emblem'', she requires minimal investment to keep up with the rest of the party, allowing her to function as a decent filler unit.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Yet another character with blue hair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dolph ''(Tomth)'']]
!!Dolph ''(Tomth)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Dolph_5570.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[PaletteSwap Spitting Image]]'']]
->''"There is no justice left in Archanea. But justice lies in your Altea. And that's why I've come to you."''

A Knight of Archanea who was imprisoned alongside Midia, Boah, Tomas, and his look-alike Macellan. After the war, he leaves the Archanean Army as a rejection of Hardin becoming King. During the War of Heroes, he traveled to Altea to assist Marth in reclaiming the castle.

->'''Class:''' Knight ([=FE1, FE11=]), General ([=FE12=])
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* ArtEvolution: As the [[ArtShift art shifted]], Dolph became [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100723045821/fireemblem/images/d/d0/SnesDolph.gif gradually more]] [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100829182353/fireemblem/images/2/20/DolphFE12.PNG normal looking]].
* BaldOfAwesome: Like Wrys, his head is shaved.
* BigEater: In ''New Mystery'', it's revealed Dolph enjoys cooking and eating massive meals.
* BladeOnAStick: His weapon type is lances.
* DefectorFromDecadence: In ''New Mystery'', he joins Marth due to his disgust at the direction Hardin is taking Archanea in.
* {{Gonk}}: In [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100723045821/fireemblem/images/5/58/NESDolphMac.png his original appearance]].
* MightyGlacier: Lampshaded in ''New Mystery''. He's fully aware of his status as a walking shield, and loves it.
* OneSteveLimit: His original name sounds a lot like Tomas, another Archanean knight who debuts in the same chapter as he is. His name is changed into Dolph outside of Japan.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in the second book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Originally shares the same portrait as Macellan, and the two are still pretty similar after ArtEvolution kicked in. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in the epilogue of ''Shadow Dragon'' - Dolph's RedBaron title is "Spitting Image".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Macellan ''(Mishelan)'']]
!!Macellan ''(Mishelan)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Macellan_5286.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[PaletteSwap Dead Ringer]]'']]
->''"Archanea has nothing left for me. For the justice that I believe in, allow me to fight by your side again, Prince Marth."''

A Knight of Archanea who was imprisoned alongside Midia, Boah, Tomas, and his lookalike Dolph. After the war, he forms a band of watchmen near the border. During the War of Heroes, he traveled to Altea to assist Marth in reclaiming the castle.

->'''Class:''' Knight ([=FE1, FE11=]), General ([=FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' ?? (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* ArtEvolution: As the [[ArtShift art shifted]], Macellan's [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110628013654/fireemblem/images/e/eb/MishelanFE3.gif appearance eventually]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090904111448/fireemblem/images/5/58/MacellanSD.png matched the rest of the cast]].
* BaldOfAwesome: Like Wrys and Dolph, his head is shaved.
* BladeOnAStick: Macellan's weapon of choice is the lance.
* DefectorFromDecadence: In ''New Mystery'', he joins Marth due to his disgust at the direction Hardin is taking Archanea in.
* {{Gonk}}: Like Dolph, [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100723045821/fireemblem/images/5/58/NESDolphMac.png his original appearance]].
* MightyGlacier: Macellan has high defense bases with low speed, fitting for an Armor Knight.
* PaletteSwap: Initially shares the exact same portrait as Dolph, he wears dark pink armor starting from ''Mystery''.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in the second book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* SupremeChef: In ''New Mystery'', it's revealed he enjoys cooking.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Originally his portrait is identical to that of Dolph, and the two are still pretty similar after ArtEvolution kicked in and his armor recolored. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in the epilogue of ''Shadow Dragon'' -- Macellan's RedBaron title is "Dead Ringer".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tomas ''(Thormas)'']]
!!Tomas ''(Thormas)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Tomas_8753.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Quiet Bow'']]
->''"Prince Marth, I've been waiting for you. I'm Tomas, an Archanean soldier--or was. I've since retired from the army. The Archaneans here just want to sacrifice the defenseless Gra soldiers. This act of brutality by my former homeland... I cannot tolerate. Please, Prince Marth. Let me fight with you in some way."''

A knight of Archanea who was imprisoned alongside Midia, Boah, Dolph, and his lookalike Macellan. After the war, he leaves the Archanean Army, but comes to Marth's assistance in Gra during the War of Heroes. He uses a bow.

->'''Class:''' Archer ([=FE1, FE11=]), Sniper ([=FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' ?? (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The manga established that he is jealous of Jeorge and his natural talent at archery.
* DefectorFromDecadence: In ''New Mystery'', he joins Marth due to his disgust at the direction Hardin is taking Archanea in.
* TheGenericGuy: Even his dialogue in ''New Mystery'' shows little of Tomas' personality besides a love of archery.
* IdenticalStranger: Looks a lot like a younger Sedgar, but it's never said they're related.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in the second book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: He is essential for surviving ''New Mystery of the Emblem'''s Chapter 17, especially on Lunatic, as there are a massive amount of Dracoknights that ambush Marth's army.
* WilliamTelling: His supports in ''New Mystery'' have him drag Kris into doing this, first traditionally with an apple, and then trying it with ''a grape''.
* YouthfulFreckles: His portrait in ''Archanea Saga'' has freckles and his appearance is much more younger than the other characters.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Boah ''(Boha)'']]
!!Boah ''(Boha)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Boah_7623.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Royal Bishop'']]
->''"Well spoken, child. But let us be honest: that light has not shone as bright since our defeat at the hands of Dolhr. It will take a miracle to restore Archanea's prestige after this… Or, perhaps, some clever thinking. If our next king were to be foreign…"''

The adviser to the Archanean royal family, who was taken prisoner alongside the Archanean Knights. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', [[spoiler:he pressures Nyna into marrying Hardin, and is later killed defending Nyna from Hardin.]]

->'''Class:''' Bishop\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KojiYada (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* TheConsigliere: [[spoiler:To Nyna. But had he not told her to marry Hardin for the sake of Archanea...]]
* DemotedToExtra: Though he still played a role in the game's story, he's one of a handful of characters from ''Shadow Dragon'' to not be playable in the main story of ''New Mystery''; he's still playable in one of the ''BS Fire Emblem'' chapters, though.
* {{Nerf}}: ''Mystery of the Emblem'' dropped his Speed by a whole five points, turning him from "better version of Wendell" to "pretty much only useful for staves."
* SquishyWizard: Strong magic, low defenses.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:It's implied he dies in the sequel after talking to Marth.]]
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:He's well aware of Hardin and Nyna's unhappy marriage and apologizes to Marth for it in his final moments.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Beck]]
!!Beck
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Beck_1082.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Born Shooter'']]
->''"The name’s Beck. I fought in the battle at Castle Deil. After my shameful defeat there, see, I took refuge in this village. And when I heard your army was marchin’ this way, I readied my ballista, hopin’ for another taste of battle. So how ’bout it, princey? Take me along!"''

A Grustian Ballistician who deserted the army and joined Marth. In ''New Mystery'', he encountered Marth at the Ice Dragon Shrine while traveling with his new horse after discarding his broken-down ballista.

->'''Class:''' Ballistician ([=FE1, FE11=]), Horseman ([=FE12=])
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* ADogNamedDog: He named his horse Pony.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: In ''New Mystery of the Emblem'' as a Horseman.
* HeelFaceTurn: Sort of. He fought Marth's army at Castle Deil and after his defeat, decided to join him during the battle with Grust's Wooden Cavalry.
* HorseArcher: Became one in ''New Mystery of the Emblem'' when his ballista stopped moving and got a horse as his method of transportation.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in either of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* PaletteSwap: Of Jake's portrait in the NES game.
* SiegeEngines: Rides a ballista in ''Shadow Dragon''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Astram ''(Astria)'']]
!!Astram ''(Astria)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Astram_4412.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Midia's Hero'']]
[[quoteright:211:[[labelnote:Click here to see Astram in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/astram_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"While I have decided to lend you my sword, my allegiance lies with Princess Nyna-not you, my lord. I will follow your orders, but should I learn you have been false to her, or that you are manipulating her… Heads will roll."''

An Archanean mercenary and Midia's lover. Originally hired to fight for Dolhr, he is convinced to defect by his girlfriend. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he serves as one of Hardin's generals and wields the Mercurius, but is later convinced to defect by Jeorge.

->'''Class:''' Hero
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuyaNakai (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Jamison Boaz (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AloofAlly: He makes it clear to Marth that he doesn't trust him, and only works for his side for the sake of his liege. Jeorge tells Astram that he should be more open and trusting in their ''New Mystery'' supports.
* AmazonChaser: He grew to love Midia for her PluckyGirl attitude and strength.
* ArtificialStupidity: Can attack Midia when encountered as an enemy.
* HeelFaceTurn: Had to be convinced twice by his lover and friend.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Him wielding the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Mercurius]] is one.
* InformedAbility: He's called "the strongest man on the continent" multiple times, which he doesn't really live up to; it's very easy for a character to catch up to him and then some by his join time. His stats are at least competent in relation to the enemies and other base-level units in ''Mystery'', but they're downright laughable in ''New Mystery'', due to both the enemies and many other characters being buffed, and new characters that outclass him even at base being added.
* InspectorJavert: His role in ''Mystery'' and its remake. Notably, he pursues Marth's army for ''three straight chapters'', before finally showing up ''again'' back at Altea, where Jeorge can ''finally'' convince him to switch sides.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: An extreme case in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and its remake. He's described as the strongest man in Archanea, yet not only Marth can surpass his stats and weapon ranks/levels, but in the remake, while he does decent damage with Mercurius, he gets doubled by thieves who can potentially kill him.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"We will triumph!"\\
"You will never win!"\\
"You've forced my hand."\\
"Heads will roll."
* RightForTheWrongReasons: [[spoiler:His concern that Marth might betray Archanea comes true in ''Mystery'', but he doesn't know that it's actually as an act of self-defense against the brainwashed Hardin for invading Altea.]]
* TheStoic: Outside of Midia he's not one for words. He keeps his intents short and to the point and doesn't say much. This cold attitude was apparently even worse before Pales fell, as Midia comments that she always found him to have a cold disposition.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Archanea and Nyna. So much so that he was willing to chase Marth up to Khadein because he thought Marth was a threat to Archanea.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he wields Mercurius, the most powerful sword in the game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Palla ''(Paora)'']]
!!Palla ''(Paora)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Palla_5907.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[CoolBigSis Elder Sister]][=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Eldest Whitewing]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Palla in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/palla_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I am... ashamed by my own weakness. It feels as though the feelings hidden deep within my chest could leak out any moment... and it frightens me."''

Palla is the oldest of the three Whitewing sisters, and is Minerva's second in command. Originally forced to fight for Dolhr, Palla and her sisters are later able to defect after Maria was rescued. During the war, she develops a crush on Abel. After the war, she and Catria are forced to travel to the foreign continent of Valentia in order to save Est, getting involved with the war there and serving under Celica. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she joins Marth's army after Minerva is overthrown in Rucke's rebellion, and vows to help Julian and Minerva save Lena and Maria.

For tropes regarding her actions during the Zofia-Rigel war, [[Characters/FireEmblemGaidenCelicasParty see here]].

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight, Falcon Knight (''Awakening'' DLC)\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RisaTaneda (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/LauraBailey (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' [original][[note]]uncredited[[/note]]), Creator/AlexisTipton (English, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' [alt])
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Has a crush on Abel. Doesn't get anywhere, since he marries her little sister Est.
* BadassInDistress: She and Catria are hounded by Garth of the Grieth pirates during their stay in Valentia. They're saved by Celica and decide to join her to both repay her and rescue Est.
* BladeOnAStick: Being a Pegasus Knight, she uses lances.
* CoolBigSis: Towards her younger sisters and sometimes, to My Unit in ''New Mystery''.
* ChromaticArrangement: Of the Whitewing sisters, she is the green to Catria's blue and Est's red/pink.
* DiscOneNuke: In ''Mystery'', she is the third character (the first being Arran, the second being Catria) who can wield the Silver Lance, and her base stats are even more absurd than Catria. In ''New Mystery'', she is your second character (the first being [[CrutchCharacter Arran]]) who can use the Silver Lance and retains her amazing base stats with buffed growth rates. On top of all that, she joins in the third chapter.
* FanservicePack: Gets a bustier PlayboyBunny version of herself in ''Heroes''.
* HeroesPreferSwords: In contrast to her sisters, she uses swords in ''Heroes''.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Mystery'', she has a massive growth rate in every stats except for speed, coupled with a massive base stats which includes a really high speed to make up for her growth rate.
* MinidressOfPower: Her outfit in ''Heroes'' can, if you're being extremely charitable, be called a dress with tights under it. It's really more of a tunic than anything else.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Shall we?"\\
"My apologies."\\
"I cannot be merciful."\\
"Allow me to demonstrate."
* PromotionToParent: The Whitewings' parents has passed away since the girls were very young, and only Palla was old enough to remember her parents. Afterwards, she has been raising her sisters in the place of her parents.
* RecurringCharacter: She is one of four characters to appear in all seven of the Archanea/Valentia games, and the only time she's not playable is in ''BS Fire Emblem''. Together with her sisters, she's also playable in ''Awakening'' as a DLC character.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Catria ''(Katua)'']]
!!Catria ''(Katua)''
[[quoteright:200:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-FESMN_Catria_9237.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:''[[MiddleChildSyndrome Middle Sister]][=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Middle Whitewing]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:200:[[labelnote: Click here to see Catria in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/catria_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"We only had those opportunities thanks to you as well, Commander. And in this war too, I plan to make the Whitewings' prowess known throughout the entire world."''

Catria is the middle child of the three Whitewing sisters. Like her sisters, she was forced to fight for Dolhr prior to Maria's rescue, and later join's Marth's army. During the war, she appears to develop a crush on Marth. After the war, she and Palla traveled to the foreign continent of Valentia in order to save Est, getting involved with the war there and serving under Celica. During the events of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she joins with Marth's army after rebellion breaks out in Macedon.

For tropes regarding her actions during the Zofia-Rigel war, [[Characters/FireEmblemGaidenCelicasParty see here]].

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight, Dark Flier (''Awakening'' DLC)\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HitomiNabatame (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Connor Kelly-Eiding (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]]'')
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: This time with Marth.
* AscendedExtra:
** In a way -- in a game duology where precious few characters have (released) official artwork of them to the point where ''the final boss'' doesn't, she for some reason had a downloadable wallpaper all to herself from the Japanese ''New Mystery of the Emblem'' website.
** She also got a highlight segment in the trailer for ''Heroes.'' She also got a Hares at the Fair version, and is only the second character in the Archanea canon to get multiple versions after Caeda (third if you count Tiki). Marth, the ''lead character'', didn't get one until a month or so after Catria. Even after her sisters obtained Hare versions, she has an additional special alt.
* BadassInDistress: She and Palla are hounded by Garth of the Grieth pirates during their stay in Valentia. They're saved by Celica and decide to join her to both repay her and rescue Est.
* BladeOnAStick: Catria uses a lance in all games.
* BoobsAndButtPose: In her Heroes default art, her lower body is facing slightly away from the summoner while her upper body is turned towards them.
* ChromaticArrangement: Of the Whitewing sisters, she is the blue to Palla's green and Est's red/pink.
* DiscOneNuke: She is seen as this in ''Mystery'' and its remake.
* FanservicePack: Gets a PlayboyBunny version of herself in ''Heroes''.
* GreenEyedMonster: Her A-Support with her younger sister Est in ''New Mystery'' shows that she is jealous that Est managed to marry Abel, while her love is unrequited, and it boils whenever she see the two together, so she tries to crush her resentment through fierce training. Her previous supports with Est even has her lashing out violently during their sparring sessions, which terrifies the latter.
* HopelessSuitor: She has a crush on Marth, especially prominent in the remake, but Marth is already engaged and has no knowledge of her feelings.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Mystery'' and its remake. [[DiskOneNuke And she joins in the]] ''[[DiskOneNuke second]]'' [[DiskOneNuke chapter!]]
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Her supports with Palla in ''New Mystery'' explores her feelings of inadequacy in comparison to her sisters. One of her quotes in ''Heroes'' mention how she is afraid of being outdone by them (Palla tends to start with higher bases while Est is known for her high potential), as such she tries to make it up through extensive training.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here I go!"\\
"Finishing blow!"\\
"No matter the cost!"\\
"This ought to do it!"
* RecurringCharacter: She's one of the only characters to be playable in all seven Archanea/Valentia ''Fire Emblem'' titles, if one counts the four ''BS Fire Emblem'' chapters as one game. Being that she, Palla and Est are DLC for ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', she is playable in '''''eight''''' games!
* VaporWear: In her early artwork, it wasn't ''too'' emphasized (aside from one card in the early TCG), but beginning with ''New Emblem'' her design has tended to have her look very distinctly "commando" in the saddle region. ''Heroes'' takes it to an almost absurd degree, with her neutral portrait putting a distinct emphasis on her waist and her attack and damaged portraits really making it seem like, nope, nothing's there. Her ''Echoes'' design has actually been commended in places for walking this '''back''' somewhat.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like many characters, her hair is blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Arran ''(Aran)'']]
!!Arran ''(Aran)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Arran_9238.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Free Paladin'']]
->''"I won't last long. I probably won't survive this war at all. But, I have no regrets. A knight isn't a puppet that blindly follows orders. That is not loyalty. To fight for a cause I believe in, under a liege I believe in. That is what it means to be a knight."''

A knight living in an Altean village which is opposed to Samson's village. It is revealed in ''New Mystery'' that he once served under a different kingdom, but became disillusioned when he was ordered to put down a peasant rebellion caused by a bad winter's harvest. He left his lord and wandered the land looking for the true meaning of knighthood, eventually settling in the Altean army. During ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he falls ill, but continues to fight in order to maintain his honor as a knight.

->'''Class:''' Paladin
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* AscendedExtra: Gameplay version. He goes from some random Paladin you get in ''Shadow Dragon'' to the game's main CrutchCharacter in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* TheAtoner: Arran once killed innocent peasants under his previous lord and lives with the guilt of it. Arran wants to spend his last moments fighting for the people instead.
* CrutchCharacter: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and its remake. Book 2 Arran has high base stats, but has growths to rival Jagen himself, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration which it's explained by his illness]]. Still, he is VERY useful early on in ''New Mystery'''s [[HarderThanHard Lunatic Mode]], and being able to reclass into a Dracoknight early game helps until Sirius joins.
* {{Determinator}}: Continues to fight on despite being deathly ill.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: In ''New Mystery'', Arran coughs frequently thanks to his illness.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: With Samson; the village he is staying in hates the village Samson is staying in, and will close its doors to Marth should he recruit Samson first.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Supports in ''New Mystery'' reveal that he once slaughtered a band of hunger-striking peasants under orders from his lord. That decision weighs very heavily on him, causing him to wander the earth reflecting on what being a knight truly means.]]
%%* ThePaladin: Arran is of the paladin class.
* StealthMentor: Kind of becomes one to My Unit during supports.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: His sickness has left him with only a short timezone until his death.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Samson]]
!!Samson
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Samson_777.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Roaming Hero'']]
->''"Well, I don't quite get it, either. But... there are times when a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. That's all I can say... For now. Besides, I want to see how that kid fights. If he's a true hero, perhaps your decision will change."''

An Altean mercenary living in a village that is opposed to Arran's village. After the events of ''Shadow Dragon'', he was hired by Princess Sheena of Gra as a bodyguard and eventually fell in love with her.

->'''Class:''' Hero
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* AnAxeToGrind: In the remakes, Samson has a higher Axe rank than his Sword rank.
* BodyguardCrush: Toward Sheena, of course.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: His service to Sheena in the sequel, coupled with Arran being with the Altean army seem to indicate that he was passed up in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* HeroesPreferSwords: As a Hero, he could wield swords well. However, that only applies in the original ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'', as the remake gives him a higher Axe rank than Swords.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: With Arran; the village he is staying in hates the village Arran is staying in, and will close its doors to Marth should he recruit Arran first.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: He's the blue boy for Sheena's pink girl.
* RealMenWearPink: Subverted, his supports with the Avatar start with him looking up many "cute" items, but they're all implied to be for Sheena.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Xane ''(Cheine)'']]
!!Xane ''(Cheine)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Xane_8572.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[DittoFighter Shape-Shifter]]'']]
->''"Say, why don’t we team up? I do owe you for savin’ my hide. And I think you’ll find my talents are…quite considerable."''

A mysterious youth with the ability to transform and take the appearance of anyone he pleases. He joins Marth after being saved from the Dolhr army, although it is implied he was actually sent by Gotoh to keep an eye on Marth and later Tiki. He is one of the few surviving Divine Dragons, who lost the ability to take dragon form following the battle with the Earth Dragons centuries ago, when he, alongside Gotoh, threw away his dragonstone. Unlike Gotoh, Xane grew to hate humanity due to how they were treating dragonkind, to the point that he sympathized with the dragons who formed the Dolhr Empire. Despite this, he continues to serve Gotoh loyally, and seems to have taken a liking to Marth.

->'''Class:''' Freelancer (NTSC)/Chameleon (PAL)\\
'''Voiced by:''' Akeno Wantanabe (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'') Brandon [=McInnis=] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* {{Bishonen}}: He has rather effeminate facial features, for a dude.
* DittoFighter: His uncanny ability to transform into any unit within your army.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: But then again he ''is'' a shapeshifter, that feminine look is probably just his preferred look on his human form.
* TheGadfly: Absolutely '''loves''' messing with people. He usually doesn't have any malice on his messing though.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Due to how they treat the dragons.
* MechanicallyUnusualClass: He has the uncanny ability to transform into another unit. Series-wise, he is the only character aside from [[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Loki]] ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation although in-story only]]) to even have this ability.
* MoodWhiplash: He can go from being one of the most comical characters in the game to one of the most dead serious in the space of a few minutes.
* MrExposition: In ''Mystery'' and its remake.
* NobleBigot: Doesn't exactly have the highest opinion of the human race, but he's still ultimately one of the good guys.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Although a dragon is the one thing he can't turn into anymore.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He's even older than Tiki, and that's really saying something.
* SafetyInIndifference: It's implied that he used to have human friends, but the pain of outliving them made him close up and was what made him start hating humans. At least, until he meets Marth.
* StepfordSmiler: It's heavily implied he's a ''very'' bitter and cynical person deep down his carefree appearance.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Sympathized with the dragons who formed the Dolhr Empire due to how humankind was treating them.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: His trademark ability is to shapeshift into any other person, except dragons.
* WhamLine: "Yes, Gotoh is a Divine Dragon. And guess what? [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld So am I.]]"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Est]]
!!Est
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Est_6985.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[TheBabyOfTheBunch Little Sister]][=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Junior Whitewing]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Est in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/est_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"...I'm sorry. Teehee, I'm so silly. I guess all this fighting's been taking its toll on me. Sorry, Abel. I'm okay now. But... Let us stay like this, just a little longer..."''

The youngest of the Whitewing siblings. Like her sisters, she was forced to fight for Dolhr due to Maria being captive. After Maria was saved, Est manages to steal the legendary sword Mercurius from Dolhr and joins Marth's army. After the war, she is captured by pirates and ends up getting involved with a whole other war in Valentia, serving under Celica with her sisters. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she weds Abel, [[spoiler:only for her to be taken hostage by Archanea in order to get Abel to fight Marth.]]

For tropes regarding her actions during the Zofia-Rigel war, [[Characters/FireEmblemGaidenCelicasParty see here]].

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RieMurakawa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/BriannaKnickerbocker (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]]'')
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* BabiesEverAfter: She was expecting Abel's child in the original ending of ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''. Since ''Mystery of the Emblem'' continued the story, this was omitted.
* BladeOnAStick: Est consistently uses a Lance to fight.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:Disappears after ''Mystery of the Emblem'', though we never learn why.]]
* ChromaticArrangement: Of the Whitewing sisters, she is the red/pink to Palla's green and Catria's blue.
* DamselInDistress: Twice, no less! She was first kidnapped by pirates and ended up in Valentia, prompting Palla and Catria to follow her there. Then, back in Archanea, [[spoiler:Eibel [[IHaveYourWife captures her to force Abel to do his bidding.]]]] She becomes a [[DeconstructedCharacterArchetype deconstruction]] of this trope in ''Mystery of the Emblem'': being captured a lot hit Est's self-esteem pretty badly that she wondered just how Abel fell for her (even if he's genuine), and in the end [[spoiler:it's implied that the reason she disappears after ''Mystery'' is because she feels like being too much of a burden to Abel.]]
* GenkiGirl: Est is a very plucky and excitable girl. She loses much of this after her imprisonment in ''Mystery'', however.
* MagikarpPower: Moreso in the original games than the remakes, especially when the stat cap is 20 even for advanced classes and class changing into a Dracoknight covers the weak points of her base class. It's even reflected in her DLC appearance in ''Awakening''; while her sisters both join as max-level promoted units, Est is a ''level 5 pegasus knight'' boasting the Aptitude skill, which boosts all growths by 20%. She's the basis of an archetype in later games of "late joining characters with low level but high potential"
* PoorCommunicationKills: She never directly talks about her self worth issues with Abel or her sisters, only inadvertently making it worse to the point that she [[spoiler:suddenly disappears after the War of Heroes.]]
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Take that!"\\
"Here I come!"\\
"I'll show 'em all!"\\
"Just like my sisters."
* RecurringCharacter: She's one of the only two characters to be playable in all seven Archanea/Valentia ''Fire Emblem'' titles, if one counts the four ''BS Fire Emblem'' chapters as one game; the other is Catria. She is also DLC in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tiki (''Chiki'')]]
!!Tiki (''Chiki'')
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Tiki_9286.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''[[{{Weredragon}} Dragon Scion]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Tiki in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tiki_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I don't wanna sleep anymore... Next time I close my eyes, I feel as though I'll never open them again. I don't want that. I want to live with everyone. I don't want to sleep."''

A Divine Dragon girl who traveled the world with her "uncle" Bantu, but was captured and brainwashed by Gharnef. After being freed from the spell by Bantu, Tiki joins the Altean army and takes a liking to Marth. She is the daughter of Naga, the God-king of the Divine Dragons, who gave his life to seal her away due to her massive power. Eventually, Bantu took pity on her, and unsealed her and raised her. During the events of ''Mystery'', she is put back to sleep by Gotoh, who is afraid she might go feral, but is allowed to be reawakened after Marth restores the Starsphere and claims the Lifesphere and Geosphere.

->'''Class:''' Manakete
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For Tiki's tropes, see her section [[Characters/FireEmblemRecurringCharacters here]].
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[[folder:Lorenz ''(Rolence)'']]
!!Lorenz ''(Rolence)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Lorenz_7220.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[AFatherToHisMen People's Man]]'']]
->''"Protecting his reign? …Aha ha ha, ha ha! Ahh, that mad logic! I feel as though I’ve shed twenty years and I’m talking to your father again. You win, Princess. I yield! I will join you, in the interests of king and country. Har!"''

A respected general of Grust and a close friend of King Mostyn of Talys. Unlike Camus, Lorenz opposed Grust fighting alongside Dolhr, but complied due to his loyalty. When Marth's army does battle with him and Camus, Mostyn's daughter Caeda convinces him to fight alongside them. After the war, he is made regent to Prince Jubelo and Princess Yuliya; however, in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he is betrayed by Archanea and starts a rebellion in order to protect the royal siblings from Lang. [[spoiler:However, by the time Marth reaches him, he is too wounded to carry on and dies after entrusting Marth with the fate of the children.]]

->'''Class:''' General
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: One interpretation of his death in ''Mystery''.
* BladeOnAStick: Consistently a lance-wielder since ''Mystery'', and holds a notable niche in Book 1 of that game of being among the few viable Gradivus-users in indoor chapters.(Draug, Dolph, and Macellan are all pretty bad).
* CoolOldGuy: A goodhearted sort who, unlike Camus, is willing to look past HonorBeforeReason in the name of saving his country.
* DemotedToExtra: One of only a handful of characters of the original ''Shadow Dragon'' to not be playable in ''New Mystery''.
* DrivenToSuicide: He took his own life to ensure the safety of the royal siblings.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the original ''Shadow Dragon'', Armor Knights were incapable of promoting. This has the odd effect where, in terms of your playable roster's unit composition, the General class is exclusive to Lorenz in the earliest days of the series.
* EyepatchOfPower: This individualized him from the other PaletteSwap Bosses in the NES version.
* HeroAntagonist: In Chapter 1 of ''Mystery'', he's pretty much as sympathetic as you can possibly get, and is only fought because Marth is pressured into working for the villains at the time. Makes the fact that you can't save him even sadder.
* MightyGlacier: His defense is really high, but his speed is average. His growths are pretty high all around though.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Dies at the end of the first chapter of ''Mystery''.
* WorfHadTheFlu: As the first boss of ''Mystery'' and its remake he's already mortally wounded, which explains his incredibly low stats. In addition, in the original ''Mystery'', he is equipped with a broken lance, which grants no might, terrible hit, and high weight.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Elice]]
!!Princess Elice of Altea
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Elice_7593.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Life-Giver'']]
->''"Too many people have died to keep Altea and its castle safe. I cannot abandon what so many lives have brought. With Father and Mother unaccounted for, I am the natural choice to remain with Altea’s people. And besides, by staying, I can buy time for the rest of you to escape."''

Marth's older sister and the princess of Altea. When Dolhr first invaded, Elice stayed behind so that Marth and his allies could escape. She survives, but is captured by Gharnef so that he could use her to use the Aum Staff. After Gharnef's defeat, Elice reunites with Marth and aides him with the power of the Aum. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she is captured by Archanea after they invade Altea [[spoiler:to be used as a sacrifice for Medeus's resurrection alongside Lena, Maria, and Nyna.]]

->'''Class:''' Cleric ([=FE1, FE11=]), Bishop ([=FE3, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Miki Takahashi (Audio Drama), Creator/SumiShimamoto (Japanese, OVA), Creator/AmandaWinnLee (English, OVA), Jenny Yokobori (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* EleventhHourRanger: Joins at the very end of both games and can contribute with her healing and Aum Staff usage.
* BackFromTheDead: The Aum staff can revive anyone who died (aside from the decoy in ''Shadow Dragon''), and Elice is the most notable user of it as in the original, she was the only one capable of using it. Even in the ''Mystery of the Emblem'' (in which Yumina can use it) and DS remakes, in which all princesses can use it if they have a staff rank of A, she is the one most associated with it, due to having both the staff rank and ability to use it.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:By Gharnef in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', being forced to revive and protect Medeus. Merric can snap her out of it.]]
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: The reason she's the DamselInDistress twice to begin with - she stays behind to buy Marth, and later Caeda, time to flee Altea, letting herself be captured by Gharnef.
* CoolBigSis: She's shown to be a caring sister to Marth.
* DamselInDistress: Spends most of both her appearances kidnapped.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: She looks very different in her Famicom-era artwork, sporting a short tunic like her brother. ''Mystery of the Emblem'' onwards depicts her wearing a long white robe, fitting her role as a cleric and a princess.
* LateCharacterSyndrome: She has this badly in all of her appearances. She joins in the last few chapters in both games, she's too late to make use of the support feature in ''New Mystery of the Emblem'', and her stats are completely and utterly useless for combat.
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: Due to her lineage giving her the power to use the Aum, Gharnef kidnapped her to revive Medeus with it.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery'', she has DullEyesOfUnhappiness when under Gharnef's hypnotism.]]
* TheOjou: She had more time to get adjusted to the intricacies of an Altean princess than Marth did as a prince.
* RoyaltySuperpower: She's the princess of Altea and one of the few who can use the Aum Staff since it's princesses-only.
* ShipperOnDeck: Her paired Christmas-themed unit with Marth has a conversation showing she's very supportive of the idea of Marth and Caeda being together.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: With Marth's best friend Merric.
%%* WhiteMagicianGirl
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Well, she ''is'' Marth's sister.
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[[folder:Gotoh ''(Gatoh)'']]
!!Gotoh ''(Gatoh)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Gotoh_2586.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[TheArchmage White Sage]]'']]
->''"I washed my hands of humankind and their foolish ways long ago. But you and your companions have convinced me that was a rash decision. Perhaps there is hope for you yet. Allow me to offer what help I can."''

A legendary magic user known as the White Sage, he was the founder of Khadein and the master of Gharnef and Linde's father Miloah. He became disillusioned with humanity after Gharnef betrayed him and killed Miloah. He eventually becomes a guide to Marth, whose actions restore his faith. He creates Starlight from the Starsphere and Lightsphere in order to defeat Gharnef and personally joins Marth's army in the final battle against Medeus.

Gotoh is one of the surviving Divine Dragons, who lost the ability to take dragon form when he threw away his dragonstone after the battle with the Earth Dragons centuries ago. Following Naga's dying wish, Gotoh watched over humanity during this time. During the events of ''Mystery'', Gotoh orders Marth to recover the five spheres and reveals to him the truth about the Falchion and the Fire Emblem, originally known as the Shield of Seals.

->'''Class:''' Bishop ([=FE1=]), Sage ([=FE11=])
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* EleventhHourRanger: In the original game and ''Shadow Dragon'', but not in Book 1 of ''Mystery''. He is the TropeCodifier for the series, and lends his name to the archetype.
* TheArchmage: He was one of the founders of Khadein and a powerful sage in Archanea.
* DemotedToExtra: Gotoh became nonplayable in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', relegating him as an old mentor and MrExposition.
* DummiedOut: There's an unused line for Gotoh when he dies and is forced to retreat in Casual Mode in ''New Mystery'', indicating that he was meant to be playable over there at one point.
* EyesAlwaysShut: [[EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference Sans]] ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', his eyes are always closed.
* MageKiller: In ''Shadow Dragon in the Blade of Light'', where everyone except Gotoh has 0 resistance, even enemies. Thus, he is very dependable against enemy mages in the final map.
* MrExposition: He provides the information to Marth, and he doesn't fight in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', solidifying it as this role.
* OldMaster: And this guy is old!
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: For one, he technically can't take dragon form anymore.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Gharnef is Gotoh's ex-student.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: While he is very old, not many expect to be thousand years old. He was old enough to take orders from Naga!
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', his reasoning for abandoning humanity was because they began using magic for warfare instead of peace. However, upon witnessing Marth and his companions battling Medeus, it convinced him that there is still hope for humanity.
[[/folder]]

!!Added in ''Shadow Dragon''

[[folder:Frey]]
!!Frey
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/frey.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Brave Knight'']]
->''"Count this knight honored to die in the service of his prince. Live, sire, and grow strong…"''

A knight of Altea. During Marth's escape, Frey volunteered himself as a decoy to lure the invading Gra/Grust army away from Marth and was seemingly killed. In ''New Mystery of the Emblem'', it was revealed that he was left for dead by the invading army and, after recovering from amnesia, reunites with Marth after the War of Shadows.
->'''Class:''' Cavalier
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* BadassBeard: Has a goatee, and is statistically speaking the strongest of the three starting Cavaliers in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* BadassTeacher: He's the knight in charge of lecturing in ''New Mystery of the Emblem''.
* BladeOnAStick: Like Abel, he has a higher lance rank than sword.
* ChromaticArrangement: The missing blue knight to go along with the traditional red and green knight pair in the remake.
* HeroicSacrifice: Canonically, he sacrifices himself to lure Jiol and his goons away so Marth can escape Altea at the end of the prologue. Fortunately subverted when he survives.
* NotQuiteDead: He is left for dead at the end of the tutorial of ''Shadow Dragon''. ''New Mystery'' reveals that he survived and rode out the war as an amnesiac.
* SacrificialLamb: Canonically this in the prologue chapters of ''Shadow Dragon''. [[BackFromTheDead He gets better in the sequel]].
* ScarsAreForever: Unseen, but the beating he took from Gra's knights apparently left him with one.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: The beating he took when Gra's knights found out he wasn't Marth left him with this, though he recovered between games.
* UndyingLoyalty: He's loyal enough to become the sacrifice in the prologue.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Must be why he's the canonical decoy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Norne ''(Norn)'']]
!!Norne ''(Norn)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/norne.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''[[JumpedAtTheCall The Volunteer]]'']]
[[quoteright:250:[[labelnote:Click here to see Norne in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/norne_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Prince Marth, ’tis an honor. By your leave, though, I’ll be savin’ the curtsy-bobbin’ for later. Quickly, sire!"''

A volunteer soldier who joins Marth as he is fleeing Altea. She appears to befriend Draug and Gordin and is an old childhood friend of Kris the My Unit of ''New Mystery''.

->'''Class:''' Archer\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumiHara (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Brittney Harvey (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With My Unit if they support. It's also [[http://kirakiraunmei.livejournal.com/5749.html officially stated]] by the developers in the 20th Anniversary Encyclopedia that Draug and Norne have romantic feelings for each other. It's hinted as well that Draug was talking about Norne in ''Heroes'' with a specific quote. "There's someone I've sworn to protect above all others." he's not shy about protecting Marth and the Summoner and the way he says it.... Yeah that's Norne.
%%* CountryMouse
* DummiedOut: An unused death quote indicated that she was supposed to be one of the recruits in the prologues in ''New Mystery'', indicating that she was intended to be playable in the prologues.
* GuideDangIt: Getting her in ''Shadow Dragon'' requires you to sacrifice two of your non-Marth units in Prologue IV, decoy included. Nowhere is this hinted in the game aside from her grandmother giving out her own Steel Bow if you visit a village in said chapter.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Has a support with Draug who is quite a deal larger then her. It's stated in the ''Fire Emblem'' 20th Anniversary Encyclopedia that Draug and her have a romantic attraction.
* NoSenseOfDirection: As revealed with her supports with My Unit, explaining why whenever she appears, she has someone else with her.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Rebecca]], she is a CountryMouse archer who volunteered to join the Lord's army. Physically, she looks almost exactly like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Ethlyn]].
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[[folder:Athena]]
!!Athena
[[quoteright:216:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/athena_3.png]]
[[caption-width-right:216:''[[FunetikAksent Vun Voman]]/[[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Borderland Sword]]]]''

[[caption-width-right:216:[[labelnote: Click here to see Athena in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/athena_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->''"It is the least ve can do. Vat sort of selfish creature do you take us for? Ve vill join you, and you vill be grateful. Do ve make ourselves clear?"''

A woman who was saved from drowning by a group of Archanean villagers. In order to repay their kindness, she vows to save the village's children from the pirates in the area. After working with Marth to defeat the pirates, she insists that he let her in his army. In ''New Mystery'', she can appear in the prologue helping to train the new recruits, and later appears after being ambushed by Clarisse.

->'''Class:''' Myrmidon\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/YokoHikasa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/CristinaValenzuela (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: It's unknown where she hails from, but what is known is that she has a much browner skin tone than any other character.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: Athena likely didn't appear during ''New Mystery'''s prologue chapters; otherwise, [[spoiler:she would have likely recognized Katarina from the DLC episodes, which took place before it.]]
* DiscOneNuke: In ''Shadow Dragon'' she has incredibly good base stats that put her on the level of Ogma and Navarre immediately, and in the prologue of ''New Mystery'' she has enormous stats in comparison to everyone else, [[GuestStarPartyMember though she's only temporary and won't join until way later on]].
* FunetikAksent: Speaks in VampireVords and refers to herself in the first person ''plural''... [[UnexplainedAccent for some reason]].
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Joins with the Wo Dao sword in ''New Mystery'', and it is part of her default kit in ''Heroes''.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: In one of ''New Mystery''[='=]s DLC chapters, she happily helps Eremiya and her assassins, assuming that their reasons for rescuing the children from the Soothsires are as virtuous as hers.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
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"Now we cut you!"\\
"Prepare for worst."
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Yet her hair in the sprite is brown for some reason.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Her speech is somewhat jumbled in ''Heroes'', hinting at her foreign origins compared to the rest of the cast.
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[[folder:Horace ''(Horus)'']]
!!Horace ''(Horus)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/horace_7.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Man of Worth'']]
->''"I betrayed my fellow knights and besmirched their good name. I will not dress up my sins as kindnesses! I accept my punishment. Allow me to die a knight’s death."''

A Knight of Archanea forced to fight for Dolhr after the people of Archanea were taken hostage. He is ultimately spared by Marth's army and pardoned by Nyna, to whom he swears devotion towards. He later appears in ''New Mystery'' fighting off Legion and his clones.

->'''Class:''' General
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* TheAtoner: Horace feels immense guilt for siding with Dolhr even though he only did it to protect the citizens.
* BladeOnAStick: His preferred weapon of choice, though his artwork shows him using a pole-axe for some reason.
* CripplingOverspecialization: In ''Shadow Dragon'', he would be a much better character if not for the fact that his starting class is a General, locking him into B Class Set as a result.
* DistressedDude: In ''New Mystery'', he found himself surrounded by Legion and his clones. Some are even packing [[AntiArmor Hammers]] just for him.
* MightyGlacier: As a General, Horace's speed is low but his strength and defense are high.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: He was trying to invoke this, but in an interesting twist, Nyna gives him "a traitor's life" rather than executing him, knowing why he did so.
* SuicideByCop: Horace wanted a Knight's death out of guilt for his betrayal and even says this is what he deserves if the player kills him as an enemy.
* UndyingLoyalty: Horace lives to serve Nyna and decided to go on living because of Nyna making him vow to fight to the war's end. If Horace dies, his last words are him lamenting breaking his vow to Nyna.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like many characters, Horace's hair is bright blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Etzel]]
!!Etzel
[[quoteright:216:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/etzel.png]]
[[caption-width-right:216:''Spell Slinger'']]
->''"Tell me, Prince, have you any need for an extra…spell slinger? I’ve no taste for war, but I do have a fierce hunger for ending it. Let’s usher in a new era, you and I."''

A sorcerer from Archanea who lost his wife Ursula during the war with Dolhr, and is forced to fight for them in exchange for her ring. After the ring is received, he happily joins Marth's army. After the war, he traveled the world and appears to have settled in Khadein by the time of ''New Mystery of the Emblem''.

->'''Class:''' Sorcerer
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* AllThereInTheManual: Etzel coming from Archanea comes from the official Japanese site.
* AscendedExtra: His role is greatly expanded on in ''New Mystery'''s DLC chapters.
* DarkIsNotEvil: And he's the only Sorcerer you can recruit in ''Shadow Dragon'', not counting units you can reclass to Sorcerer.
* HighClassGlass: Etzel is one of the only characters to have a monocle.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Canas]], another monocled dark magic user with a tragic past.
* TragicKeepsake: The ring belonging to his late wife Ursula.
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[[folder:Ymir ''(Hymir)'']]
!!Ymir ''(Hymir)''
[[quoteright:238:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ymir.png]]
[[caption-width-right:238:''[[GentleGiant No Monster]]'']]
->''"I’m strongest in the land! Well, second strongest, at least. I can hold my own in battle. But if you don’t want a monster in your ranks, I understand."''

A large man from Grust who is treated as a monster due to his size. Ymir eventually found a village who accepted him for who he is, but the villagers came under attack by the army of Grust. Ymir fights to protect the villagers, but is later convinced by Marth that they should work together.

->'''Class:''' Warrior
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%%* AnAxeToGrind
* TheBigGuy: But not in the five man band sense.
%%* GentleGiant
* IAmAMonster: Calls himself this when Marth first meets him. Marth however refutes it, saying that he might be "a giant among men", but also a hero.
* MeaningfulName: Both Ymir and Hymir are the name of Giants from Myth/NorseMythology.
* SatelliteCharacter: He has only one support conversation in ''New Mystery'' and is not considered a EleventhHourRanger, making him this.
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[[folder:Nagi]]
!!Nagi
[[quoteright:271:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nagi_7.png]]
[[caption-width-right:271:''[[{{Reincarnation}} Holy Avatar]]'']]
[[quoteright:271:[[labelnote:Click here to see Nagi in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nagi_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Take me with you. I must…finish what I started…I think. I must fight with you."''

A mysterious woman with amnesia who resembles Tiki, she's found sleeping in a coffin atop a tower in another dimension. She is awakened by Marth, who was sent there by Gotoh to make up for a lost Falchion and a dead Tiki, and gives a weaker version of the Falchion. She later joins his army in the final battle against Medeus, insisting that she has something she needs to finish. She disappears shortly after the war ends, only to reappear in ''New Mystery'' when Medeus threatens to revive again.

->'''Class:''' Manakete\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SumiShimamoto (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* EleventhHourRanger: An alternative to Gotoh in ''Shadow Dragon'', and the only one in ''New Mystery''.
* CrutchCharacter: A lategame version of this trope in ''New Mystery''. Aside from the kidnapped clerics, she is the final member who joins the party and her Divinestone is handy against the majority of the enemies in the last three chapters of the game if you ran out of anti-dragon weapons or neglected Tiki. Her bases are decent with Divinestone boosts and has room to level up even more.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: When she appears in ''New Mystery'', Marth doesn't recognize her, implying her recruitment in ''Shadow Dragon'' was non-canon.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: She's a Divine Dragon like Tiki.
* PowerUpLetdown: In ''Shadow Dragon'', she's supposed to be a last resort against Medeus, but he doubles her on Hard-5 difficulty and kills her in a single round. Hope Marth gets a critical hit with his wimpy replacement Falchion. (Alternatively, an Aum Staff can fix that particular problem and let her go again.)
* RapunzelHair: Her hair is long enough to reach her feet.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Implied to be Naga, Tiki's parent and former leader of the Divine Dragons. When Naga herself made an appearance in ''Awakening'', her design was heavily inspired by Nagi's.
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!Non-playable Characters
[[folder:Allied [=NPCs=]]]
!!King Cornelius of Altea
The late King of Altea, and father to Marth and Elice. When the Grust/Khadein army invaded Altea on behalf of Dolhr, Cornelius personally led the Altean army, backed by their allies in Gra, to battle, wielding the Falchion. However, the king of Gra, Jiol, betrayed Altea in the middle of the battle and Cornelius was killed. It is unknown who actually took his life, although it's attributed to Gharnef, Camus, and Jiol in at least one version of the story each.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Japanese, OVA), Creator/RobBundy (English, OVA)
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* AbusiveParents: As interpreted by the OVA -- Cornelius smacked Marth for refusing to follow through in killing a deer he shot. Neither the games themselves nor any other adaptation supports this interpretation, though.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Brunette in the OVA, white-haired in the manga, and finally blue-haired in his "blink and you'll miss it" ''Shadow Dragon'' appearance.
* DisappearedDad: Is one to both Marth and Elice, thanks to the betrayal of his former ally King Jiol of Gra.
* PosthumousCharacter: In the actual games, he never makes a physical appearance and is either already dead before the game starts or killed offscreen in the opening hours.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Well, ''tried'' to do something.


!!Queen Liza of Altea
The late Queen of Altea, and mother to Marth and Elice. She was killed by Morzas during Gra's invasion of Castle Altea.
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* MissingMom: Is one to both Marth and Elice, thanks to Morzas killing her off.
* PosthumousCharacter: Never makes a physical appearance and is already long dead by the time the games begin.

!!Malledus ''(Morodof)''
[[quoteright:110:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Malledus_4147.gif]]
->''"You are Anri’s last male descendant, the only one who can wield Falchion. You must find the blade that was taken, and put an end to Dolhr and its misguided Manakete rulers."''

Marth's elderly tactician and advisor. Malledus was also the former confidant to Marth's [[DisappearedDad late father, King Cornelius]]. During the game, he explains to Marth the events of the war where Marth's ancestor, Anri, fought Medeus.

->'''Class:''' Bishop (in cutscenes)
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in the [=OVA=].
%%* CoolOldGuy
* FountainOfExpies: After ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', there's always been a tactician/advisor/strategist in the army or kingdom that gives advice to the main character. Only recently did they double as playable characters.
* MrExposition: As above, he's responsible for explaining the setting and setting up Medeus' role as the final boss ahead of time. Perhaps too far ahead of time.
* PutOnABus: Is not seen at all in Book II of ''Mystery of the Emblem'' due to being ill.
* RememberTheNewGuy: He just show up out of nowhere in the original ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''. He appeared at the end of Chapter 3 to tell Marth about the bandit's money without any fanfare, what-so-ever. His role is only explained in the manual. But, at least he had an introduction in the prologue of ''Shadow Dragon''.
* SadisticChoice: Playing the prologue of ''Shadow Dragon'' as it was meant to be played leads to him explaining the necessity of these. This earned ire from most players, who disagree on principle.
* TheStrategist: The first in the entire series.

!!Miloah ''(Miroa)''
Former Pontifex of Archanea, Linde's father, and one of the pupils of the White Sage Gotoh. Due to his virtuous heart, he was chosen to wield the light magic Aura by Gotoh. However, Gharnef would later betray Miloah and Gotoh out of jealousy. At the beginning of the War of Shadows, Gharnef, backed by the Dolhr Empire, invaded Khadein and used his dark magic Imhullu to kill Miloah. Before his death, however, Miloah had entrusted Aura to his daughter and sent her to safety.
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%%* AdaptationInducedPlothole: He was the original inheritor of Aura and gave it to his daughter before his death. In the DS Remakes, while Linde can use it with an E rank for tomes, it is a B rank tome for other female mages. How Miloah was able to use a female-exclusive tome is never questioned.
* BadassMoustache: His only depiction ever, a ''Mystery'' guidebook illustration, gives him one.
%%* DisappearedDad
* DotingParent: From Linde's account, he was very much this to her.
* LightEmUp: Wielded the light tome Aura before Linde.
%%* PosthumousCharacter

!!Princess Nyna of Archanea ''(Niena)''
[[quoteright:230:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Nyna_8511.png]]
->''"I am Nyna of House Archanea. 'Tis Archanea's burden to protect the world of crisis- a duty I have striven to fulfill. But Dolhr has laid waste to my kingdom, and now I find myself powerless to stop the world from falling into ruin. Marth... Please, pick up the banner where I have let it fall. Lead your might against Dolhr, and free us all."''

The Princess of Archanea and last living member of the Archanea royal family. Spared and protected from Dolhr by Camus, Nyna fell in love with him and eventually convinced him to help her escape. Afterwards, she joined with Hardin and later Marth and guided them throughout the war.

After the War of Shadows and upon succeeding the throne of Archanea, she is pressured into marrying either Marth or Hardin by Boah despite still loving Camus. Upon seeing that Marth has settled with Caeda, she chose Hardin as her husband.

->'''Class:''' Bishop (Sage in ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Awakening'' [=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ReiSakuma (Dengeki CD), Creator/MichikoNeya (Japanese, Audio Drama, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* BodyguardCrush: On Camus, and Hardin has one on her. For Camus, it can be interpreted as a variation of StockholmSyndrome, given that she was in captivity at the time.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:By Gharnef in ''Mystery'', being forced to revive and protect Medeus. Camu... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial er, Sirius]] can snap her out of it.]]
* BrokenBird: Poor gal is given a really raw deal, and it has a BIG effect on her.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:Disappears after the conclusion of the War of Heroes, leaving Archanea to Marth.]]
* EleventhHourRanger: She doesn't become playable until the very final chapter of ''Mystery''.
* LoveTriangle: The one between her, Hardin, and Camus is key to both games. And then there's the fact that Camus is already engaged to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Tatiana]] back in Valentia, so even when she realizes that Camus is still alive, her chances are none.
%%* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery''.]]
* MsExposition: Like Malledus, she guides Marth during the War of Shadows and adds insight on what the war is about from her point of view.
* PromotedToPlayable: She's a non-playable NPC in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', but can be controlled for the final level of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. She's also a main character in the first and last chapters of ''BS Fire Emblem''.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Camus, as it is destined by the curse on the Fire Emblem like her ancestor.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:She married Hardin without ''actually'' loving him, thinking that their alliance would be beneficial for Archanea ''and'' having been given such an advice from her advisor Boah. When Hardin found out, he fell in depression, and this led to Gharnef corrupting him with the Darksphere.]]
* WhiteMage: In the 1st and 4th ''BS Fire Emblem'' chapters, she's usable for healing. The former even has a Thunder tome for her to use.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: She does everything she can for Archanea as a whole, sacrificing her own happiness and compromising her ideals in the process. It horribly backfires, though.

!!King Mostyn of Talys
[[quoteright:115:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Mostyn_3037.gif]]
->''"The time has come! Be patient, steady, strong: I know you will do great things."''

Mostyn is the first King of Talys, who united the island tribes. He is the father of Caeda and is friends with Lorenz of Grust. He hid Marth in Talys after his flight from Altea, and was rescued by him when pirates under Gazzak attacked the castle.

->'''Voiced by:''' ?? (Japanese, OVA), Creator/PhilRoss (English, OVA)
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* NoNameGiven: He is just referred to as the King of Talys ingame; only developer notes confirm his name as Mostyn.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Reasonable enough to lend his mercenary troops to Marth.

!!King of Aurelis
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_KingAurelis_1284.PNG]]
->''"Ohh! The rumors are true, as I suspected. I am old and frail, and without children. And now, the brother I once trusted has become... like this. Prince Marth, please, protect Aurelis in my stead. I entrust everything to you. As a sign of my allegiance, I would have you accept this orb."''

The older brother of Hardin, who has entrusted his younger brother with defending the nation due to his poor health. During ''Mystery of the Emblem'', at first he trusted and supported Hardin until he received a letter from Nyna describing Hardin's condition. Afterwards, he personally traveled to the front lines to stop the Wolfguard from fighting with Altea.
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:He's safeguarding the Lifesphere, hence why it didn't appear in the first game. In addition to ordering the Wolfguard to back off, he entrusts it to Marth.]]
* NoNameGiven: Not even in the developer's notes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He handed the Lifesphere, his authority of Aurelis, and permission to slay his now mad brother to Marth. In addition, he ordered the Wolfguard to stand down in which they obeyed, except for Wolf, Sedgar, and Vyland, who ignored his orders and continue to make their stand in Archanea to protect their liege in ''New Mystery''.
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:By the time he meets with Marth in ''Mystery'', he has already come to terms with the probable death of Hardin's sanity, and urges Marth to put Hardin out of his misery, confident that his real brother wouldn't expect any less.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Historical Characters]]
!!Naga ''(Narga)''
Known to humans as the God of Light, Naga was actually the leader of the Divine Dragon tribe. Eons ago, the nature of the world changed, forcing dragons to take humanoid Manakete forms to survive. The Earth Dragons, aside from Prince Medeus, refused to take Manakete forms and gradually began to go insane. In order to protect the fledgling human race from the raging Earth Dragons, Naga led her tribe to battle against them, eventually sealing them away with the Shield of Seals, forged from her own fang. Tasking Medeus to guard the seal, Naga forged from another of her fangs the holy sword Falchion. Some time after this, she and a few of his allies moved to give power to humans on the Jugdral continent in their time of greatest need, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar but that is a tale for another time]]....

Shortly after the birth of her daughter Tiki, Naga was forced to seal her away, as her great power would drive the infant child insane, leading to the destruction of the world. Afterwards, Naga passed away, entrusting fellow Divine Dragon tribesman Gotoh to watch over the world in her place. While the exact details are unknown, she has seemingly reincarnated as the Manakete Nagi in an alternate dimension.
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For Naga's tropes, see her section [[Characters/FireEmblem here]].

!!Emperor Adrah of Archanea
The Founder of the Kingdom of Archanea. Originally a lowly thief, sometime after the death of Naga he managed to loot the Fane of Raman and steal the Shield of Seals, removing the spheres from it to sell for cash, unknowingly weakening the seal on the Earth Dragons in the process. He also stole what would eventually be known as Archanea's Three Regalia (the Gradivus, the Mercurius, and the Parthia) and used these weapons as well as the money he gained from the spheres to raise an army that would sweep across the continent. Believing it the cause of his good fortune, he renamed the now weakened Shield of Seals "Fire Emblem" and made it the crest of his new kingdom.
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The revelation about all the above information was completely excised from ''New Mystery''.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Some believe the curse on the Fire Emblem was the result of him stealing it, if so, that means all the hardships his nation goes through could be a case of this.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Pretty much literally.
* RagsToRoyalty: Went from some random thief to the founder of the greatest superpower on the continent.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: When he removed the Spheres from the Shield of Seals aka the future Fire Emblem to sell them and get the money he needed for his army, the Seal's power over the Earth Dragons weakened -- and thay allowed [[BigBad Medeus]] and other Earth Dragons to go crazy in one way or another and begin antagonizing humanity.

!!King Anri of Altea ''(Henry)''
The founder of the Kingdom of Altea. Originally a peasant living on the Altean islands with his brother Marcelus, Anri became involved in the war against the Dolhr Empire after meeting with Princess Artemis of Archanea. Falling in love with her and vowing to protect her, Anri journeyed to the Temple of the Ice Dragons, led by Gotoh, and claimed the Falchion, allowing him to slay Medeus. Despite their love, Artemis and Anri could not marry for political reasons, and because of this, Anri died without an heir. After his death, his kingdom was divided into Altea, ruled by Marcelus, and Gra, founded by nobles who opposed Marcelus coming to power.
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: In the end, he wasn't able to be with Artemis and died without any heirs.
* FamousAncestor: Averted, in a sense. Although the royal family of Altea has pride in being descendants of Anri, they're actually direct descendants of his brother Marcelus.
* HeartbrokenBadass: He did it all to help Artemis, but she couldn't be with him. He never married in his life, and his kingdom was succeeded by Marcelus, so no one knows what became of him afterwards.
* HistoryRepeats: The LoveTriangle between Anri, Artemis, and Cartas is repeated with Camus, Nyna, and Hardin, with Camus paralleling Anri.
* RagsToRoyalty: He went from a peasant to a rebel leader and a King.
* ShaggyDogStory: He went on a quest to retrieve the Falchion all for Artemis, but they couldn't marry anyway.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Artemis.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Princess Artemis of Archanea
The Princess of Archanea during the time of Anri. When Dolhr invaded Archanea, Artemis was forced to flee the country, but not before giving the Fire Emblem to General Cartas. To ensure Cartas's victory in battle, she placed a curse on the Emblem. She ended up in the Altean Islands, where she met and fell in love with Anri. After Anri left to claim the Falchion, Artemis and Cartas formed a liberation army against Dolhr and with Anri's aid, were able to win the war. Artemis and Anri were unable to marry, however, due to Anri's peasant-born status, forcing her to marry Cartas. She died giving birth to Cartas's child.
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* DeathByChildbirth: She fell victim to this, as mentioned above, and among her last words she referred to the Emblem as "the end of the war and the end of love".
* HistoryRepeats: The LoveTriangle between Anri, Artemis, and Cartas is repeated with Camus, Nyna, and Hardin, with Nyna paralleling Artemis.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The tragic end of her tale is blamed on the curse she placed on the Emblem during the war.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Anri.
* TheWoobie: In-universe, she's regarded as one by most.

!!Emperor Cartas of Archanea
The leader of the Archanean army during Anri's time, who was given the Fire Emblem by Princess Artemis and led the war effort against Dolhr. With the aid of the Emblem, Cartas was able to turn the tide until Medeus personally entered the battle. After the war, he married Artemis on request of the people, either oblivious to or simply ignoring her feelings for Anri. Their relationship would end in tragedy, however, as Artemis would die giving birth to his child.
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* HistoryRepeats: The LoveTriangle between Anri, Artemis, and Cartas is repeated with Camus, Nyna, and Hardin, with Cartas paralleling Hardin.

!!King Iote of Macedon
The Founder of the Kingdom of Macedon. Originally a slave of Dolhr, Iote and his men taught themselves how to ride the wild wyverns and took up arms against the Empire, eventually joining Cartas's liberation army. After the war, Iote and his men returned to the lands where they once served as slaves and bulit a kingdom there, with Iote chosen as their king.
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* DragonRider: He was the first of many ancient Macedonian to tame the wyverns that lived in the region and ride into battle against their slavers. This established Macedon's air superiority in the continent.
* GenerationXerox: Michalis is said to be his second coming. However, while Iote was presumably a just man, Michalis is [[AmbitionIsEvil anything but]].
%%* RagsToRoyalty
* {{SlaveLiberation}}: He was once a slave who took the full brunt of Dolhr's brutal regime, until he led a revolt against their masters.
[[/folder]]

!Antagonists
!!Dolhr Alliance
[[folder:Dolhr (Doluna, Durhua) and Dragons]]
!!Emperor Medeus of Dolhr ''(Mediuth)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Medeus_9769.png]]
->''"Hmph, you’ll find an earth dragon like me harder to tame than Gharnef, brat. Come and face me. I’ll tear the ground asunder and make you wish you’d never been born!"''

An Earth Dragon and, if not the cause of it all, the primary foe and biggest threat of the game. He was once a prince of the Earth Dragon royal family, but when the dragons were forced to take Manakete form, he was the only Earth Dragon who complied and thus did not go wild. After the other Earth Dragons were sealed by Naga, Medeus was tasked with guarding the seal. Over time, he became furious on how humans looked down upon his race, so he formed up the Dolhr Empire and enslaved humanity. He was eventually killed by the hero Anri, and his kingdom was destroyed. Centuries later, the dark priest Gharnef brought his forces back and worked to resurrect him. Medeus was revived, but not completely, as he could not leave Dolhr Keep.

->'''Class:''' Manakete ([=FE1=], [=FE11=]), Earth Dragon ([=FE11=]), Dark Dragon ([=FE3, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HideyukiHori (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: He makes such a claim both times he is defeated.
* BackFromTheDead: Twice, both times revived by Gharnef - once before the beginning of ''Shadow Dragon'', sparking the War of Shadows, and again near the end of the War of Heroes in ''Mystery''. As he dies for the second time, he swears that he can be revived again.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With Gharnef.
* DarkIsEvil: He's the Dark Dragon, and he sure ain't a good guy.
* DishingOutDirt: Sort of, being an Earth Dragon, but he and his clansmen use what the game terms "[[DarkIsEvil Dark Breath]]". In the Famicom and Super Famicom games, Earth Dragons would ''crawl up out of the ground'' to attack.
* FinalBoss: In both games.
* FightOffTheKryptonite: As a Dark Dragon, he is no longer weak to the Divinestone, leaving only the Falchion as his weakness.
* HumansAreBastards: He despises humans with a passion because of years watching humans mistreat manaketes.
* LooksLikeOrlok: Medeus's human form has this appearance.
* MotiveDecay: He was a straightfoward conqueror in ''Shadow Dragon'' who wanted to rule over humans, but after his resurrection in ''Mystery'' he's become a straight-up OmnicidalManiac and GenericDoomsdayVillain. It's implied he CameBackWrong.
* NonIndicativeName: Sort of an in-universe example - everyone calls him the "Shadow Dragon", but he's an Earth Dragon and he doesn't appear to be in possession of any sort of dark-based power which would give rise to a name like "Shadow Dragon". That said, come ''Mystery'', he does indeed become a full-fledged shadow dragon, with the earth element suddenly being associated with dark powers in return.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: This one's actually justified. As stated above, he has to stay within the walls of Dolhr Keep until his resurrection is complete; if he left it, he might be powerless.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Moreso than the other Manakete characters, being an Earth Dragon.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Given that he started several wars against humanity because of how they treated the Manaketes...
* ScissorsCutsRock: In most games, a Lord with the local legendary weapon can take on the final boss pretty handily, or at least hold their own. But on the higher difficulties of the DS remakes, Medeus versus Marth, even with Marth capped out and wielding the Falchion, is an easy squash in Medeus's favor without extremely heavy Seraph Robe/Dracoshield investment. ''New Mystery of the Emblem'' gave this a patch job by buffing the Binding Shield to give Marth +2 in all his stats, meaning that a Speed-capped Marth avoids getting doubled and can at least duel Medeus if he's well-supported.
* SNKBoss: In the higher-difficulty levels of the DS remakes, he is... well, busted, with stats far outclassing the standard caps in just about every area. Even maxed-out units wielding the game's strongest weapons are still going to struggle with bringing him down quickly.
* TrueFinalBoss: In ''Mystery'' and ''New Mystery''.
* VillainRespect: Grants this to Camus in ''BS Archanea'' chapter 4 if he manages to kill off Bulzark.
-->'''Medeus:''' Camus... Your prowess is just what I'd expect from the Sable Knight, pride of Grust. Be proud, Camus. Your exploits forced my hand, and had me come here personally. You have annihilated an entire battalion by yourself, and even killed Bulzark. I must take care of you myself... You know, the last one who gave me this feeling was that troublesome Anri.

!!Gharnef ''(Garnef)''
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->''"Heh heh heh…You dare challenge me, fool? You must not value your life. Cower before the might of the dark magic Imhullu!"''

Gharnef was a former pupil of Gotoh, but due to his lack of a caring heart, he was passed up for inheriting the Aura spell in favor of Miloah. Enraged by this, Gharnef stole the Darksphere and forged from it the spell Imhullu, which corrupted his soul. Gharnef then began his plans to take over the world: first by killing Miloah, then by reviving Medeus and the Dolhr Empire, and then manipulating the rulers of the other nations into betraying Archanea and Altea and siding with Dolhr. Despite his power, however, Gharnef was eventually killed by a member of Marth's army wielding the Starlight spell.

[[spoiler:Years later, it is revealed that Gharnef survived by hiding his soul in the Darksphere, and later used that sphere to corrupt Emperor Hardin of Archanea. Using the war between Archanea and Altea as a distraction, Gharnef kidnapped four maidens (Nyna, Maria, Lena, and Elice) to be sacrificed for Medeus's revival.]]

->'''Class:''' Bishop ([=FE1, FE3 Book 1=]), Dark Mage ([=FE3 Book 2=]), Sorcerer ([=FE11, FE12, Awakening SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Minoru Inaba (Audio Drama), Tomohiro Masuda (Dengeki CD), Creator/TakeshiAono (Japanese, OVA), Creator/CharlesCampbell (English, OVA), Creator/KenNarita (Japanese, ''Fire Emblem Warriors'') Creator/DCDouglas (English, ''Fire Emblem Warriors'')
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: To an extent, but his artwork in ''Heroes'' smooths his face, especially his lips, and changes his skin to a much more natural color, making him appear somewhat younger than his other official depictions in other games and media.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Gharnef is Gotoh's ex-student.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In the sequel, his soul kept alive by the Darksphere and his body revived by the heretic priests.]]
* BigBadDuumvirate: With Medeus; they're a duumvirate at the very least. Gharnef specifically revives Medeus from his century-long death for this purpose, but it's implied he has plans which transcend Medeus and will (try to) dispose of him once he's done; for his part, since [[OrcusOnHisThrone he cannot leave his castle]] without losing his power or risking death, Medeus pretty much relies on Gharnef to actually execute their plans for dominating Archanea. [[spoiler:In the sequel, he is indisputably the main villain.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The Darksphere is implied to have done this to him. It's also practically his MO, doing this to [[spoiler:Hardin, Eremiya, and to a lesser extent, Arlen in the sequel]].
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:It's noted by Arlen that reviving a body without the soul would bring forth a monster. Gharnef's soul is trapped by the Darksphere. You do the math.]]
* CripplingOverspecialization: Gharnef might be immune to everything but Starlight, but his stats are significantly lower than what one would expect from a late-game boss. [[spoiler:In the second game, his bishops will spam Fortify staves to try and compensate, so you'll probably have to kill him in one turn.]]
* DarkIsEvil: An EvilSorcerer who uses a dark spell Imhullu crafted from a Darksphere which shoots evil spirits or souls into his victims.
* DisproportionateRetribution: All of this because he was passed over to inherit ''a single tome''?
** Becomes FridgeLogic and GameplayAndStorySegregation in ''New Mystery'', where there's an Aura tome inside a chest in the hideout of the Assassins he formed through controlling Eremiya.
* EvilMakesYouUgly: It's implied he was handsome or at least normal looking when he was Gotoh's star pupil.
* EvilSorcerer: He's got the sorcery, and he's definitely got the evil. He's even placed in the Sorcerer ''class'' in the [=DS=] remakes and VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening.
* FountainOfExpies: The progenitor of the franchise's long line of [[EvilMakesYouUgly gnarly]], [[ObviouslyEvil Obviously]]-[[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorcerers]].
* GoodIsNotNice: Pre-corruption, obviously -- he's been described as having been a just man, but lacking a caring heart.
* GreenEyedMonster: His jealousy of being passed up of inheriting Aura to his rival Miloah drove him to steal [[ArtifactOfDoom the Darksphere]].
* MoreThanMindControl: He didn't need any magic to manipulate [[AmbitionIsEvil Michalis]], though.
* NoSell: Imhullu protects him from all damage, save that of Starlight.
* ObviouslyEvil: His portrait in ''Shadow Dragon'' should tell you enough.
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:Becomes this in ''Mystery of the Emblem''. Conquer the world? Nah, now let's cut Medeus and the Earth Dragons loose to ''destroy'' it.]]
* PromotedToPlayable: He can be controlled in the "Three Assassins" DLC chapter. He retains his Imhullu-granted immortality, and since his one weakness Starlight is exclusive to the player... [[PurposelyOverpowered have fun]].
* SeeYouInHell: He mocks Marth and his army in his dying breath, believing that they have no chance against Medeus's might while he waits for them in the depths.
--> ''"I shall be waiting in the pits of the inferno...for when [Medeus] sends you to join me... Heh heh, ha ha ha!"''
* SendInTheClones: Gharnef creates two clones to confuse the player in ''Shadow Dragon''. Amusingly, Imhullu's NoSell gives you an easy way to separate the clones from Gharnef - use the item Earthsphere, which does 13 damage to every unit on the map. The real Gharnef won't be injured, but the fake ones don't get that protection.
* SinisterMinister: He is the Dark Pontifex of Khadein. He was a Bishop in the original ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* SkippableBoss: You don't have to kill him in ''Shadow Dragon'' - and ''can't'' if you don't get Starlight. But if you ''do'' kill him, you get [[InfinityPlusOneSword the much more powerful version of Falchion]].
* StartOfDarkness: He was once a man of justice, but the Darksphere ended up corrupting him after he stole it.
* TheStarscream: Implied to be his ultimate intention against Medeus in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Gharnef sports one of this. Since he was once Gotoh's righteous pupil before jealousy took him...

!!King Mannu of Pyrathi ''(Manue)''
[[quoteright:111:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Mannu_1971.gif]]
->''"Interlopers! Barbarous filth! They dare dig their heels and hooves into this hallowed ground? I will kill them for this- one by one- then turn the crimson grass beneath them into their pyre!"''

Mannu is the king of the small isolationist nation of Pyrathi. He regards Marth and his army as "unclean" and attacks them as soon as they arrive.
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' as his map was removed in Book 1.
%%* BeardOfEvil
* FantasticRacism: Seems to regard humans as unclean...
* {{Hypocrite}}: ...except for the army of humans who serve under him.
* InTheHood: Seems to be a thing for male Manaketes.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* PlayingWithFire: Like most living Manaketes, he's a fire dragon.

!!Khozen ''(Shorzen)''
->''"Burn…! Burn, till your blood boils and your flesh cooks!"''

The boss of Chapter 11. He is one of the manaketes who serves Medeus. He helps Grust and Dolhr hold Archanea, and only seems to care about incinerating his enemies. He is one of the only boss characters in the game that doesn't start on a throne or a gate, and actually moves on the map.

->'''Class:''' Manakete
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* AdaptationalBadass: Goes from little more than a mini-boss to the biggest threat towards the Altean army in the Archanea arc of the manga. [[spoiler:It took Abel attempting a HeroicSacrifice to put him down]].
* AxCrazy: Really seems to be fighting just so he can incinerate humans (or anyone who gets in his way, at least).
%%* InTheHood
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Another fire dragon.
%%* KillItWithFire
* SkippableBoss: One of the few in the game.

!!Volzhin ''(Bozen)''
->''"Rebel pup! You dare defy Dolhr? Then writhe in the fires of Bolganone!"''

The boss of Chapter 12. He is a bishop leading the forces occupying Archanea and a good example of a human holding authority in Dolhr.

->'''Class:''' Bishop
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: A minor one. In ''Shadow Dragon'', he is labelled as being with the Grust army even though he refers to the might of Dolhr while being fought. Later on, in chapter 15, [[spoiler:Camus]] mentions him as being a general of Dolhr. In ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'' Book 1, the Chapter 12 enemy army was labeled as Dolhr.
%%* BeardOfEvil
* KillItWithFire: He wields a powerful Bolganone tome.
%%* SinisterMinister

!!Heimler ''(Himmler)''
Heimler is a sub-boss in Chapter 12 under the service of Volzhin. He was absent in Book 1 of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', replaced by a generic soldier.

->'''Class:''' Paladin
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' because cavaliers cannot appear in indoor maps, forcing them to dismount. As he is an enemy and dismounting is a command for the player, he is instead replaced by a soldier.
* FillerVillain: About as much filler as you can get, really.
* FlatCharacter: He has no dialogue or any personality.
* WardensAreEvil: In the original game he is one that imprisoned Midia and her cohorts, including confiscating Boah's Thoron tome. This role was given to Volzin in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and ''Shadow Dragon''.

!!Dejanira
->''"Hm, something bothering you, now? Don’t tell me you are toying with the idea of rejoining your motherland? Because if you do, I think you know exactly what will befall your people."''

A boss in chapter 12x. He forced Horace into betraying Archanea and joining Dolhr by holding the villagers hostage.

->'''Class:''' Paladin
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* FillerVillain: Added in the remake.
* GenderBlenderName: He is named after Heracles' wife.

!!Morzas ''(Moses)''
[[quoteright:107:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Morzas_8873.gif]]
->''"Kee hee hee…Wretched Altean whelp, stumbling home to the slaughter… What fool throws away a life already so preciously bought?"''

A cruel Manakete left in charge of Altea Castle after Camus's demotion. He personally killed Queen Liza, Marth and Elice's mother, and executed captives for the smallest of reasons. He is killed by Marth's army as they retake Altea.

->'''Class:''' Manakete
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'' Book 1, he resembled an old man, but in ''Shadow Dragon'', he is a much younger and stronger-looking Manakete.
* BeardOfEvil: He had a WizardBeard in the original games, and got an even more evil-looking goatee in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* KickTheDog: His killing of Liza, Marth and Elice's mom.
%%* InTheHood
* MageKiller: Depending on the game, Mage Dragons either have a extremely high Resistance, or flat out void all magic damage.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A ''Mage'' Dragon.
* PaletteSwap: Reused Mannu's portrait in the original Famicom game.

!!Xemcel ''(Zemsel)''
->''"This land, all of it- it belonged to us! Then you humans took it…defiled it!"''

The boss of Chapter 24. He guards Dolhr Keep and is likely taking orders under Medeus himself. He is killed by Marth's army.

->'''Class:''' Manakete
----
%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* InTheHood
* FantasticRacism: He believed that all of Archanea should belong to the dragons, not the humans.
* MageKiller: Like Morzas, Mages should stay away from him.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Another Mage Dragon.
* PaletteSwap: Of Mannu/Morzas in the Famicom and Super Famicom versions.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Grust (Grunia)]]
!!King Ludwik of Grust ''(Louie)''
The weak king of Grust who sided with Dolhr out of fear. He is never directly seen and seems to have died by the time of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. His children are the twins Jubelo and Yuliya, who become party members in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' after lots of misadventures.
----
%%* DirtyCoward
* TheGhost: He is never seen despite his kingdom being one of Dolhr's greatest allies. Internal data reveals the class "Grust King", hinting that he might be planned to be fought at some point. His existence in the first game is merely as a mention by Lorenz.
* IHaveYourWife: ''Mystery'' reveals Gharnef had kidnapped his children in order to blackmail him. As it turns out, though, he was such a DirtyCoward Gharnef didn't even ''need'' that to get him on his side. [[ForTheEvulz He kept them under horrible conditions anyway.]]

!!Camus
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Camus_7181.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''[[BlackKnight Sable Knight]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote: Click here to see Camus in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/camus_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Were my heart my master, I would do exactly as you say. But what sort of knight abandons his kingdom- his king!- now, when they need him the most? Would you have me toss away the life I have built as if it meant nothing at all?"''

The leader of Grust's Sable Knights, said to be the most able man alive. During the war, he fell in love with Nyna and helped her escape from Dolhr's grasp, at the cost of his own rank and freedom. Despite having to fight against his beloved Nyna and her allies, Camus served Grust loyally and to the end and was seemingly killed by Marth's army...

For tropes regarding his actions as Zeke during the Zofia-Rigel war, [[Characters/FireEmblemGaidenAlmsParty see here]].

->'''Class:''' Paladin\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuhikoInoue (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'', ''Fire Emblem Heroes''), Creator/TravisWillingham (English, ''Fire Emblem Heroes'')
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* AntiVillain: The first of the Camus archetype, a soldier of an enemy nation who fight for honor and loyalty. As the result, he could not be convinced to fight for you, only against you.
* BladeOnAStick: He was given the stolen Gradivus, one of Archanea's Regalia, to wield following the conquering of Archanea. He isn't kidding when he says he's all but invincible with it -- it can be used to fully replenish one's HP. Best of luck killing him.
* BlackKnight: The leader of the Sable Order of Knights.
* CharClone: He's a sympathetic bad guy who is nonethless driven to fight the heroes, he has a romance arc doomed to end tragically, is the closest thing Marth has to a rival in the first game, he comes back in the sequel wearing a PaperThinDisguise, and he even looks a lot like Char.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first mentioned in Chapter 13 as the leader of the Sable Order. And on the next chapter, he appears at the village to give Marth the Thoron tome and a warning of crossing path in the future.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:He was thought to have died in his battle at Grust. Not quite...]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Though he has short hair in all of the games he's in, ''BS Fire Emblem'' actually depicted [[https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/c/c7/BSFE-Camus.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100715210827 him with long hair]] [[https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/d/d7/BSFE-Nyna_and_Camus.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20101101162210 tied with a ponytail]]. Since it is a prequel before Marth even embarked to save Archanea, it's not unlikely that he had it [[TraumaticHaircut forcibly cut]] when he was punished for [[spoiler:sending Nyna away to safety.]]
* FountainOfExpies: He started an archetype of people who are honourable and moral, [[MyCountryRightOrWrong yet stays loyal to their nation]] and winds up fighting the heroes because of it.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He's the closest thing ''Archanea Chronicles'' has to a main character, appearing in 3 out of the 4 episodes and shedding much light on his motives during ''Shadow Dragon''.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: His reason for not joining Marth was because of his loyalty to his country, even when he and the rest of the Grustian army are essentially serving someone else manipulating behind the scenes. He also held the belief he would disgrace his knighthood should he leave it to ruin.
* NeverFoundTheBody: If you circumvent him in ''Shadow Dragon'', Nyna notes that his body was never found.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:He appears in the second and third games as the amnesiac knight Zeke and the masked knight Sirius, respectively.]]
* OfficialCouple: With [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Tatiana]]]]
* OneLastJob: [[spoiler:As Sirius, he returns to Archanea to settle one last piece of unfinished business (ensuring Nyna's safety) before retiring to a peaceful life in Valentia with Tatiana.]]
* OneManArmy: Addressed as much in his BS level. He takes on an army of Dolhrian cavalry, roaming thieves, and hired bandits with nothing but three Sable Knights and Nyna as reinforcements and ''mows them down''.
%%* ThePaladin
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"A waste of life."\\
"What a pity."\\
"Charge!"\\
"Admit defeat!"
* PromotedToPlayable: [[spoiler:In ''Gaiden'', ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and their remakes, under a different identity and disguise respectively.]] He is first playable under his own name in ''Archanea Chronicles''.
* SkippableBoss: In the remake. Though if you do, you won't be getting Gradivus. You only get a slightly different cutscene at the end of the chapter.
* StarCrossedLovers: Him and Nyna.
* WorldsBestWarrior: Camus is acknowledged by Medeus himself to be close to the power of Anri. In ''Shadow Dragon'' his subordinate all but calls him the world's strongest warrior. As far as his original incarnation goes, this is NOT a joke. After surviving the ordeal under Dolhr in which Camus is subjected to a FateWorseThanDeath, a recently freed Camus wielding the Gradivus is the biggest obstacle to Marth's army during the War of Shadows.
* WorthyOpponent: Medeus favourably compares him (and by extension, the player) to Anri should you succeed in killing Bulzark. His abilities are recognized by Marth and his allies as well.

!!Kannival ''(Chanaris)''
->''"W-what are you doing all the way out here? Blast, I’m finished…!"''

The boss of Chapter 8. He is an armoured knight guarding the eastern castle of Port Warren and is caught off guard as the Archanean league tries to capture the castle.

->'''Class:''' Knight
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* {{Gonk}}: In [=FE3=] book 1, less so in ''Shadow Dragon''. He still has a creepy look on his face though.
* MightyGlacier: He is an armor Knight.
* PunchClockVillain: You can't help but pity him, he just happens to be guarding that castle at the wrong time.

!!Harmein
->''"Curse Minerva and her pride! Grr, no matter. If I am to die here, then I won’t be dying alone!"''

A general stationed in the Lefcandith Valley.

->'''Class:''' General
----
* PaletteSwap: Of Jiol in the original NES game. In [=FE3=], he got the boss portrait used for most bosses in the NES game.

!!Zharov ''(Jucaph)''
->''"Impossible, I’m afraid. She is a hostage. If your sister’s well-being concerns you, then start following orders."''

A general in charge of defending Castle Deil, where they are keeping Maria hostage.

->'''Class:''' General
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* IHaveYourWife: He is directly responsible for overseeing Maria's imprisonment and ensuring Minerva's compliance.
* WakeUpCallBoss: After 7 straight bosses with only 1 range, not only does he have a Javelin, but it's ''forged'' as well on the hardest difficulty.

!!Grigas ''(Gigashu)''
->''"Hmph! Care to see what steel the Wooden Cavalry is really made of?"''

The boss of chapter 13. He is the leader of the feared Wooden Cavalry, an artillery regiment of Grust that launches powerful missiles from afar to destroy their enemies, but can't attack close, which is what kills him in the end.

->'''Class:''' Ballistician
----
* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' as his map was removed in Book 1.
* SiegeEngines: Is equipped with the dangerous Pachyderm weapon, which is a giant cannon.

!!Hollstadt ''(Hollthird)''
->''"Well done, rabble. Anyone else would be dead by now. A shame you must end your campaign right here, before your own gates!"''

The boss of chapter 16. He guards Altea castle and commends the league for reaching Altea. He is killed by Marth's army as they storm the castle.

->'''Class:''' General
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* PaletteSwap: Of Harmein in both the NES and SNES versions.
* PunchClockVillain: May be a member of the Sable Order, as several surround him and his death dialogue says he works for Camus.
* WorthyOpponent: Acknowledges Marth's strength in his battle quote.

!!Dactyl
->''"You’d rather DIE? Ha! As if a spell-slinging vagabond like you has any choice in the matter! Enough. Strip him of all his possessions and lock him up someplace. Perhaps we can use him later."''

A general stationed in Helena Castle. He took Etzel hostage and force him to fight for his wife's ring back.

->'''Class:''' General
----
* FillerVillain: Added in the remake.

!!Sternlin ''(Staron)''
->''"You shall not pass! Not today! Not ever!"''

One of the Sable Knights defending the Fane of Raman.

->'''Class:''' Paladin
----
* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' as his map was removed in Book 1.
* CatchPhrase: YouShallNotPass!
%%* ThePaladin
* PunchClockVillain: He was one of Camus's Sable Knights, so he probably wasn't that bad a guy.
* YouShallNotPass: Not today! Not ever!

!!Larissa
->''"We’ll never surrender to you Archanean rabble! Long live Grust!"''

The boss of chapter 20X. He is a General who, in an attempt to stay alive, orders his men to take all of the residents of a nearby village hostage to keep Marth from striking.

->'''Class:''' General
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* FillerVillain: Added in the remake.
* GenderBlenderName: His name is a feminine name used in Russian languages, but he's a dude.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Holding all of the residents of a village hostage had the exact opposite effect he was going for.
* TheRemnant: Leads the last of Grust's forces but is more concerned with staying alive.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Gra]]
!!King Jiol of Gra
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Jiol_4680.png]]
->''"Pegasus knights?! How am I supposed to stop the Lea- those REBELS with a handful of...of winged ponies! Send another messenger! Tell them we need Camus’s Sable Order, or…or Michalis’s Dragoons!"''

The corrupted King of Gra who sided with Dolhr out of fear, then betrayed and personally invaded former closest-ally Altea. He is eventually killed by Marth's army. After the war, his daughter Sheena was instated as ruler.

->'''Class:''' General
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* BadBoss: Often refers to his soldiers as idiots and his decision to ally with Dolhr led to many of its citizens being subjugated by Dolhr's allies.
* BeardOfEvil: He has a big, bushy beard, and he's a coward who was directly responsible for the death of King Cornelius.
* DirtyCoward: Everything bad that happened in Marth's life started because this jackass was too spineless to resist Dolhr.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He is furious that Dolhr doesn't hold him and his country any regard compared to Macedon or Grust since he betrayed Altea to fight for the winning side.
* InsistentTerminology: He refuses to refer to Marth and his allies as the Archanean League, instead choosing to call them rebels as seen in his quote above.
* PetTheDog: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', his last thoughts are of his daughter Sheena.
* TheQuisling: Stabs longtime ally Altea in the back simply because Gharnef convinced him he'd survive Dolhr that way.
* VillainousBreakdown: As Marth's army draws near, Jiol completely breaks down and sobs that he doesn't want to die.
--> '''Jiol:''' "Betraying Altea was Gharnef’s idea! Let…let him fight the brat! Don’t just stand there, DO something! I don’t want to die!”"
* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: Jiol is on the receiving ending of this; after betraying Altea, he is given almost no support from Dolhr and left to die at the hands of a vengeful Marth.

!!Gra Captain
->''"The prince of Altea will be ours. Just do as I tell you, and we’ll pluck this royal plum long before the main force can show up to steal all the glory. Heh…"''

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A captain from Gra]] in charge of preventing Marth's escape in the prologue.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier
----
* BeardOfEvil: He has a stereotypical villainous goatee, and he's willing to murder a prisoner of war to lower enemy morale.
* BladeOnAStick: He's packing a Javelin.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Not him, but he forces this on poor Gordin in the hopes of tricking Marth into killing him and decreasing Altean morale.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: He's only known by his rank.
* TheGenericGuy: Who's this guy again?
* NoNameGiven: Literally no name at all.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Macedon (Medon, Macedonia)]]
!!King Michalis of Macedon ''(Misheil)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Michalis_3477.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[AmbitionIsEvil Ambitious King]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote: Click here to see Michalis in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/michalis_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"…I cannot undo what is done. My father’s blood will always be on my hands, just as Minerva’s betrayal of her brother and country will be on hers. And Macedon has not been destroyed, not yet. So long as I carry Iote’s Shield, the League’s arrows cannot fell me."''

The King of Macedon. He killed his own father to gain the throne, due to continuing tension between them and a rumor spread by Gharnef that he was planning to choose Minerva over him. Michalis immediately sold off his little sister Maria as a hostage in order to form an alliance with Dolhr and so that Minerva would fight for him. Although he serves Dolhr, he secretly planned to betray them alongside Camus, but the plan never came to fruition and eventually Michalis was struck down by Minerva.

->'''Class:''' Dracoknight
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunFukushima (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/DavidVincent (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* AdaptationExpansion: He gets a lot more screentime in the manga, mainly interacting with the minor villains while he only appears in his boss battle in the games. He is also set up as a major adversary for Marth.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Minerva says he is this to her in her bad level up quote in ''Heroes''.
--> '''Minerva:''' Michalis is always a step ahead. I cannot compare...
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:In the sequel, due to Maria's sympathy for him despite his actions.]]
* BadBoss: He makes sure cowards are placed on the front lines, and executes the subordinates who fail him. That being said, ''Mystery'' reveals that the common people saw him as the second coming of Iote, so his rule can't have been all bad for them.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[spoiler:{{Bishonen}} Michalis not only gets to [[DisneyDeath come back from death twice]], but also lose all his scars, become a king, then leave the continent and supposedly become the king of another continent! And this is after he killed his own father, was a BadBoss to his soldiers, and was an overall tyrant.]]
* BigDamnVillains: Or BigDamnHeroes if you prefer. [[spoiler:He shows up very suddenly in Chapter 3 and takes back Minerva with little resistance from Rucke.]]
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Minerva believes he must have been this, but he denies it himself. It was more a case of MoreThanMindControl.
* DarkMessiah: No matter how harsh a ruler he is, Michalis is such an efficient leader that the people of Macedon saw him as the second coming of Iote. Tellingly, [[spoiler:it's one of the factors that Minerva failed to follow in his footsteps as a ruler, getting her badly dethroned.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Twice in the remake.]]
* DragonRider: He rides a red dragon into battle.
* EleventhHourRanger: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery''.]]
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:How he sees fighting alongside Marth in ''New Mystery''.]]
* EvilRedhead: In contrast with the FieryRedhead Minerva and RoseHairedSweetie Maria.
* FountainOfExpies: Started a long line of [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]] bosses that do anything to seize power, who is always not the FinalBoss, and tends to be more complicated than typical bad guys.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: [[spoiler:If he survives in ''New Mystery'', he cannot undo Maria's BrainwashedAndCrazy state like Minerva can. This initially seems like an inversion, but a base conversation reveals that [[ItsNotYouItsMe he doesn't think he has the right to talk to her anymore, for all he has done]].]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:If spared in ''New Mystery''. His heinous acts during the War of Shadows are never mentioned, nor does he receive any sort of retribution for it.]]
* KryptoniteProofSuit: The Iote's Shield, his trademark equipment, neutralizes bonus damage from fliers' weaknesses, namely, arrows and wind magic.
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MoreThanMindControl: Gharnef didn't need any magic to manipulate him into killing his father, all he needed to do was spread rumors and play on his [[AmbitionIsEvil ambition.]] Notably [[spoiler:what he did to Michalis parallels what he did to Hardin and Eremiya, only this time he didn't need any magic.]]
* MultiversalConqueror: His new goal in ''Heroes''. Realizing there are more worlds than just Archanea, he plans to take them all over.
* NotQuiteDead: Everyone thought that Michalis died at the end of ''Shadow Dragon'', but only barely. It was Maria's love that kept him alive in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* PaletteSwap: In the original ''Shadow Dragon'', he was pretty much a recolored Navarre with an extra armor patch added.
* PetTheDog: Despite his questionable actions, he does genuinely care for [[MoralityPet Maria]], [[spoiler:to the point where he ends up risking his life to save her.]]
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->''"Laughable!"''\\
''"[[IAmTheNoun I am the end]] of you!"''\\
''"You are finished!"''\\
''"Consider this an honor, insect!"''
* PromotedToPlayable: [[spoiler:He can be recruited in ''New Mystery''.]]
* RapunzelHair: Hard to see because he puts his hair below his cape, but as seen [[https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/feheroes_gamepedia_en/images/5/5b/Michalis_Ambitious_King_BtlFace.webp/revision/latest?cb=20190920200149&format=original in his attacking animation]] in ''Heroes'', it should at least reach his butt and at its longest, his knees. The [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:Medon_Family_Manga.png Shadow Dragon manga]] also shows that his hair at least reached his waist.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:In the original ''Mystery''. Can be averted in ''New Mystery''.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: Overlaps with KlingonPromotion. He become king by killing his own father.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He believes that only people like him should deserve the right to rule. He is more fond of Camus as he sees him as his equal in strength while despising Marth, who he perceives as a weakling.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:His stealing Starlight from Gharnef is what allows Marth to defeat him.]]
* TheStarscream: He intended to betray Dolhr and planned to persuade Camus to do the same, but it did not catch on as both of them were defeated by the Archanean League. In ''Heroes'', he makes it clear he will betray the Summoner at every single possible chance.
* VillainousValour: Even when the Archanean League are on their way to destroy Dolhr's allies, his pride and desire to make Macedon an upstanding nation makes him too defiant to give in, indicated by his quote above.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Emphasis on 'extremist'. He genuinely wanted to improve Macedon's standing in the world, but Gharnef made sure he went about it the wrong way.
* WildCard: He's all over the place in the good guys versus bad guys scale, he will do whatever it takes to accomplish his goals, no matter what stands in his way, it just depends on what those goals happen to be. [[spoiler:This exact nature ends up being beneficial in ''Mystery'' and its remake, as now his goal is to rescue his sisters, thus aligning himself with Marth's army (though he makes it clear that that's all he's there for).]]

!!Bentheon ''(Benson)''
[[quoteright:119:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bentheonds.gif]]
->''"You can defy us, yes… But you will never defeat us."''

A Macedonian knight stationed in the plains of Aurelis.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MasaharuSato (Dengeki CD)
----
* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' as his map was removed in Book 1.
* AntiCavalry: His Riderbane can harm any cavaliers and paladins that try to attack him without any javelins.
* BladeOnAStick: Uses a Ridersbane.
* HoldTheLine: Attempts this against Marth, needless to say he failed:
-->“If they think we'll sit by and let them join forces with the Aurelians, then they have another thing coming. With this ridersbane, I'll litter the lea with their cavalry!”

!!Merach ''(Mulark)''
[[quoteright:127:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/merachds.gif]]
->''"Princess Minerva bade me guard this castle in her absence. You shall not take it so long as I stand!"''

A Macedonian knight guarding the gate of Castle Aurelis.

->'''Class:''' Knight
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* BeardOfEvil: Though evil might be pushing it here.
* {{Gonk}}: The man looks like a bear. Though he is less ugly-looking in the remake.
* PunchClockVillain: Possibly, as he was guarding the castle under Minerva's orders.

!!Emereus ''(Mariones)''
[[quoteright:118:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emereusds5.gif]]
->''"Blast! They’re upon me! Why didn’t those idiot soldiers stop them?!"''

A general of Macedon who makes his last stand in Castle Aurelis.

->'''Class:''' General
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* BadBoss: Implied, as he refers to his soldiers as idiots in his battle quote.
* {{Gonk}}: While kind of ugly looking in ''Shadow Dragon'' (well, more wrinkly due to older age, possibly), he was far more hideous looking in [=FE3=] book 1.
%%* MightyGlacier
* WakeUpCallBoss: He is the first promoted boss.

!!Orridyon ''(Ordain)''
[[quoteright:117:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/orridyon.gif]]
->''"Rebels! You have strutted into the wrong kingdom this time!"''

A general of Macedon stationed in the Borderlands of Macedon.

->'''Class:''' Paladin
----
* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' as his map was removed in Book 1.
* BladeOnAStick: Uses a Javelin.
* UndyingLoyalty: It is hinted in Marth's conversation with Minerva that Orridyon is one of her former vassals but is more loyal to her brother, Michalis.
[[/folder]]

!!Other Antagonists
[[folder:Bandits]]
!!Gazzak ''(Gazak)''
[[quoteright:116:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gazzak.gif]]
->''"The might of Altea, ye say, now? Har! Ye sprogs look t’be a mite short o’mighty t’me."''

A leader of pirates attacking Talys.

->'''Class:''' Pirate\\
'''Voiced by:''' ?? (Japanese, OVA), Creator/BrianGranveldt (English, OVA)
----
* AmbiguouslyBrown: More so in ''Shadow Dragon'' where he has an ambigious skin color.
* AnAxeToGrind: Gazzak showcases the trend of pirates using axes in the series.
* AscendedExtra: Has a large role in the first episode of the OVA.
* IHaveYourWife: He pulls this twice, first on Caeda with her father, then on Marth with Caeda in the OVA.
* SingleStrokeBattle: His fight with Ogma in the OVA. He's on the losing end of it.
* StarterVillain: He has something of an iconic status for this, what with him being the first boss in all of ''Fire Emblem''. Henceforth, every ''Fire Emblem'' villains are required to [[RecurringElement follow after Gazzak:]] Be a lowly bandit/pirate that wields an axe and has minimum characterization outside of attempting to [[RapePillageAndBurn pillage something]].
* {{Pirate}}: A brutish pirate who attempts to take over a city.

!!Gomer ''(Gomes)''
[[quoteright:127:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gomer.gif]]
->''The gall of ye, defyin’ me crew! I’ll put an axe square between yer eyes! Ye ain’t leaving here alive. I swear it on the rickety peg leg o’Shanty Pete!"''

A leader of pirates in the harbor town of Galder.

->'''Class:''' Pirate
----
* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in the [=OVA=].
%%* AnAxeToGrind
* MythologyGag: His appearance was the basis of the bandit bosses in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* PaletteSwap: He was a red recolor of Gazzak in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
%%* {{Pirate}}:

!!Hyman ''(Reynard)''
[[quoteright:119:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hyman.gif]]
->''"Har. You must really want to die, comin’ into the Soothsires’ palace unbidden!"''

A leader of the Soothsires in the Samsooth Mountains.

->'''Class:''' Fighter
----
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Probably more so than Gazzak as of ''Shadow Dragon''.
* AnAxeToGrind: Hyman uses his hand axe like a pro.
* AscendedExtra: Has a somewhat larger role in the anime.
* LightningBruiser: In the NES and DS versions of the game, Hyman is incredibly fast, strong and durable for a unit of his level.
* PaletteSwap: He was a green recolor of Gazzak in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* UnfortunateNames: Hyman sounds almost exactly like the word, "Hymen."
* WakeUpCallBoss: For an early-game boss, he can be quite deadly due to his high speed and strength. On ''Shadow Dragon'''s hardest modes, he's so pumped up he's practically a BeefGate that you're required to win against.

!!Bathys
[[quoteright:111:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bathys.gif]]
->''"Ye be makin’ a grave mistake, meddlin’ in the affairs o’ pirates!"''

A leader of pirates that kidnapped children from nearby villages.

->'''Class:''' Pirate
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%%* AnAxeToGrind
* FillerVillain: Added in the remake.
* {{Pirate}}: As a child kidnapped who menaces a villain, he's obviously the evil type.
* VillainsWantMercy: His FamousLastWords are "Nngh... Avast! Spare me me life, matey...!"
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!Playable Characters

[[folder:Marth]]
!!Prince Marth of Altea
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Marth_7376.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''[[WarriorPrince Altean Prince]]'']]
[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Marth in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/marth_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I am a prince before I am a son or brother."''

The prince and heir of the kingdom of Altea, and the hero of most of the Archanea games. Exiled to Talys in the beginning of the War of Shadows after his father was betrayed by former ally Gra, Marth united the forces of Altea, Aurelis and Archanea to rise up against Dolhr and kill the revived Medeus. Three years later, he clashed head-on with the mad Emperor [[spoiler:Hardin]] of Archanea in the War of Heroes. In time, [[spoiler:Archanea would come to be united under his rule as the War of Heroes [[WarIsHell took its toll]] on the rulers of other nations]], and he would go down in history as the legendary Hero-King; thousands of years later, his descendants are [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening the royal family of Ylisse]], including Chrom, Emmeryn, Lissa, Owain and Lucina.

->'''Class:''' Lord (most appearances), Lodestar (''Awakening'' DLC and [=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShigeruNakahara (Audio Drama), Shinichiro Ota (Dengeki CD), Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (Japanese, OVA, all versions of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/AiOrikasa (Japanese, OVA [child]), Creator/YuuKobayashi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' [child]), Creator/SpikeSpencer (English, OVA), Creator/YuriLowenthal (English, ''VideoGame/CodeNameSteam'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'', ''VideoGame/DragaliaLost'')
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* EleventhHourSuperpower: Falchion is this for him.
Characters/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLightPlayableCharacters
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Marth used to look like [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/7/70/Fe1marthfalchion.png/revision/latest?cb=20140329013726 this]]. Then, ''Mystery'' gave him [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/a/a6/Marth.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100721080303 a more Bishounen look]]. Then, this trope was taken Up to Eleven with the ''Super Smash Bros.'' games; [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/8/84/MarthBrawl.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100811025031 behold]]. His ''Shadow Dragon'' [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:MarthDS.jpg look]] and ''New Mystery'' look (shown above) are no slouches either.
* AdaptationalWimp: In the game, Marth is a rather naive person, but also brave and overall willing to get the job done no matter how bittersweet the outcome may become. In the OVA, the prospect of killing a deer sends Marth into tears that Cornelius has to slap some sense on him. If the OVA continued further, Marth might be able to grow some backbone, but unfortunately it was cut short, so him crying for being unable to kill a deer is [[NeverLiveItDown a part that's kind of hard to forget in the OVA.]]
* AllLovingHero: One of his defining traits. He ''hates'' conflict despite showing a talent for it, and always tries to at least make sure all his men come back home.
* BackToBackBadasses: With My Unit in the ''New Mystery of the Emblem ~Heroes of Light and Shadow~'' boxart.
* BadassCape: Wears one in every design.
* {{Bishonen}}: Though not as much as some of the other characters. Turned UpToEleven in his ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' appearances (to the point of {{Flanderization}} concerning DudeLooksLikeALady), but toned down to normal levels for ''Shadow Dragon'' and the sequel.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Caeda.
* ChromaticArrangement: Kickstarted the trend of a blue lord followed by red and green knights.
* CluelessChickMagnet: Though he and Caeda are as much an OfficialCouple as you can get, he seems completely oblivious to the many other women who develop unrequited crushes on him. Among them being Catria, Marisha, and even a nameless village girl. (Two actually, one in ''Mystery'' Book 2's Chapter 17, and one in the OVA.)
* CoolSword: The Falchion. A weapon that would fall into [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Chrom]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening and Lucina]]'s hands. In the original, he is the only one who can equip the Mercurius. However, this was changed and anyone with a high enough weapon level (''Mystery'') or A rank in swords (remakes) can wield it.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Falchion in the original. While it is an unbreakable weapon and its ability to negate direct attacks from non-Manaketes is nice, it is only effective against Medeus, and has only 10 Might. You might want to stock up on some Dragon Slayers against the remaining Manakete enemies in the game. ''Mystery'' nerfed the Falchion by raising its weight and removing its direct attack negating ability. This is averted in the remake, where the Falchion is pretty much an unbreakable Silver Sword that is effective against all Manaketes.
* DependingOnTheWriter: A very blatant example; while he always keeps his base traits of bravery and nobility, in his original appearances he's a borderline KiddieKid[=/=]Manchild, in ''Shadow Dragon'' he is extremely WiseBeyondHisYears, and in ''New Mystery'' he's mostly mature with childish HiddenDepths.
* DiscOneNuke:
** In Book 2 of ''Mystery'', Marth is the only character from your starting team who can double using Steel Swords other than [[CrutchCharacter Arran]].
** Thanks to the access to buyable Rapiers, Marth is one of the more useful characters in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''.
* TheDragonSlayer: Thanks to wielding the Falchion, he is this. His legendary variant in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' takes this to the next level, since his exclusive B skill makes him when fighting against dragons guarantees that he has follow-up attacks, prevents any of their follow-up attacks, and makes sure that they ''never'' counterattack.
* DrawAggro: In the original NES ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', enemies will always prioritize attacking him if he is within their attack range.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Marth didn't wear any pants in the original ''Shadow Dragon'' and wears only a tunic. He has since been clothed in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', but only in the cover box and portrait as his battle sprite doesn't show.
* TheEmperor: [[spoiler:Becomes one to the entire continent of Archanea at the end of ''New Mystery''.]]
* FinishingMove: His Legendary variant raises his sword into the air, before charging forward and stabbing the opponent repeatedly, a homage to one of the final animations of his Dancing Blade special in ''Smash Bros.''
* TheGoodKing: [[spoiler:Becomes one after being crowned Emperor of Archanea at the end of ''New Mystery''.]]
* TheHero: The original ''Fire Emblem'' hero.
* HeroesPreferSwords: He started the trend of main characters using them. He's also semi-unique in that he ''always'' uses swords exclusively, with only two exceptions: in ''Heroes'', his Altean Groom variant wields axes, and his Royal Altean Duo variant wields bows.
* HumbleHero: In spinoff material, he is generally dumbfounded at all of the praise heaped at him, and doesn't really consider himself to be a Hero-King.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: In the original and ''Mystery of the Emblem.'' ''Shadow Dragon'' changes this -- it shows that the betrayal of Gra and the loss of his family and kingdom have, in fact, not been at all healthy for him psychologically. ''New Mystery'' finally settles on a Downplayed example of this trope.
* IUhYouToo: [[spoiler:With Caeda in the epilogue.]]
* JackOfAllTrades: As a Lord, he is responsible for visiting villages, seizing, fighting, and opening treasure chests. (Granted, thieves can also do the last one.)
* JustAKid: His youth is often pointed out.
* LightningBruiser: In the original, when compared to everyone else on the cast, his growth is above average in every area with a standout luck growth, beside defense where he has 20% (20% is the average defense growth in the first game). In ''New Mystery'', the growth inflation still gives him an above average growth in offense, alongside average defense.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: 2000 years later, by the time of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', he's known as the legendary Hero King who united the continent and saved the world.
* MageKiller: In the original. Luck is used for Magic Evasion, and he has a very high luck stat, a characteristic that can be found on a lot of his successors.
* MagneticHero: Marth makes friends and allies with ease, and he's got one of the largest armies in FE history to prove it. Lampshaded by Marth's personal skill in ''Fates'': Charm, or Charisma in the original.
* MeaningfulName: Marth's original, Japanese name (マルス Marusu) is Mars which comes from the Roman God of War.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: The 1996 OVA gave him the surname Lowell.
* NiceGuy: Marth's kindness is one of his most defining features; he has compassion for his enemies and friends alike, to the point where some consider him naïve.
* NoPronunciationGuide: A strange case -- the English dub of the OVA translated his name as "Mars", traditionally pronounced "marz", but still pronounced it closer to "Marce" (which, if you ignore "Marth" for a moment, is actually pretty kana-accurate).
* NotMeThisTime: A rare heroic example. At the end of Chapter 3 of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', Lang accuses him of orchestrating the rescue of Grust's prince and princess from his clutches. Marth admits that he had nothing to do with it, but should have.
* OfferedTheCrown: [[spoiler:Minerva, Sheena and Nyna leave him the crowns of Macedon, Gra and Archanea, respectively. He also gets the crown of Aurelis, as its King has no heirs.]]
* OnlyOneName: Potentially one of the series's rare [[AvertedTrope aversions;]] the OVA referenced above [[AllThereInTheManual gives him the last name of 'Lowell,']] though the name's canonicity is ambiguous.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Fates'' and ''Heroes''.
-->"I must end you."\\
"Forgive me."\\
"My prayers are with you."\\
"Fate has brought us here."
* TheRedBaron: [[IHaveManyNames Many]]: "Prince of Light", "Hero-King", "Star Lord/Star and Savior"...
* {{Revenge}}: He heavily resents both Grust and Gra for invading and betraying Altea, and it shows in how he emphasized both kingdoms in the list of enemy factions that must be defeated. He mellows down when he learns that there are good people in both kingdoms, and eventually aids the two when they are facing trouble in ''Mystery''.
* RoyalRapier: The first to start a tradition of lords using these as their primary weapon. Unlike most of his successors, however, he actually uses a rapier as intended; in any game featuring him outside of the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, he'll be the only lord who actually uses a fencer like a proper fencer and thrusts with it instead of slashing, as Chrom and Lucina are wont to do.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The Prince, and later King, of Altea, and he fights on the frontlines.
* ShroudedInMyth: Became this thousands of years after the events of his life. Lucina believed that he was essentially an unstoppable one man army who saved the world, which possibly influenced how she acts when putting up her "Marth" disguise. She was shocked when Tiki told her that he was kind, gentle, cared about his friends more than anything else, and was hopelessly idealistic.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Falchion, a dragonslaying sword made from one of Naga's fangs and even gives him HealingFactor.
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: As with all other ''Fire Emblem'' protagonists, his death results in a game over.
* TheWisePrince: Marth checks off all of the boxes: Kind, compassionate, thoughtful, and contemplative, with a distaste for fighting and the desire to put his friends' and kingdom's needs first.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Kickstarted the recurring tendency for ''Fire Emblem'' protagonists to sport blue (or otherwise unrealistically-colored) hair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caeda ''(Shiida, Sheeda)'']]
!!Princess Caeda of Talys ''(Shiida, Sheeda)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Caeda_8194.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Talys's Heart'']]
[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Caeda in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/caeda_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->''"Do you believe in love?"''

Caeda is the pure-hearted princess of Talys, trained as a pegasus knight. She is a childhood friend of Marth, the two having grown up together. She joins Marth in his quest, staying by his side most of the time and is also responsible for recruiting various people, including Castor, Navarre, Roger, Jake, and Lorenz. After the War of Shadows, she becomes Marth's fiancée, but the two don't get around to marrying until after the War of Heroes.

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight\\
'''Voiced by:''' Rei Sakuma (Audio Drama), Creator/YuriAmano (Dengeki CD) , Creator/SakuraTange (Japanese, OVA), Creator/SaoriHayami (Japanese, ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KimSevier (English, OVA), Creator/CheramiLeigh (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'')
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: She has bright cyan hair in the OVA in contrast to the Marth shade of blue she has regularly, making her look like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Eirika]] for newer audiences.
* AdaptationalWimp:
** In other adaptations. The manga has her wielding a sword, but she can't properly use it and is easily knocked away until Hardin rescues her, and they even omit some of Caeda's capabilities of recruiting people (like Navarre). This is vastly different from the games, where she's always a very good unit and can easily rack up humongous kill counts on her own.
** Downplayed in ''Heroes''. While still a capable ActionGirl, Caeda is hampered by the simplified game mechanics. Dodge is nonexistent, so her high Speed is only useful to double attack, and her Strength is so pitiful that she will only deal single digit damage to non-squishies. She still has high Resistance to become an anti-magic unit, but she won't be easily racking up kill counts like before, and customization only mitigates this a little. The [[BalanceBuff introduction of a "Wing Sword" weapon just for her]] did help her significantly, though, giving her the niche of a fast striker who focuses on often getting specials and a bane to many armored/cavalry units.
* AnAxeToGrind: Can get axes if she promotes to Dracoknight or swords if she promotes to Falcon Knight.
* BladeOnAStick: Uses lances as her main weapon.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Marth.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Only in the [=OVAs=]; she stomps on Marth's foot when the village elder's daughter makes eyes to him.
* CrutchCharacter: The remake gives Caeda the Wing Spear, an {{expy}} of Marth's Rapier, to compensate for her rather weak start and her newfound inability (thanks to the introduction of weapon ranks) to grab Jagen's silver lance as compensation.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Marth's love interest, and always by his side during both wars.
* DiscOneNuke: The Wing Spear in the remake, due in particular to the fact that it can be reforged to gain additional Might with a very favorable formula.
* DragonRider: If she promotes to Dracoknight.
* DudeMagnet: She has several admirers InUniverse which helps her convert them to Marth's side.
* FragileSpeedster: Caeda's speed growth is so overkill that if she doesn't cap that stat before promotion, you're doing it wrong. On the opposite end, her strength and defense growth are below average.
* GuileHero: While generally an overall nice girl, there is a reason why she is required to recruit almost all of the units that start out as enemies, despite having absolutely no past connection with them and relying solely on her "feminine wiles." This is especially apparent in her recruit conversation with Roger, whom she basically sweet-talks into joining the group. Made even more apparent with her conversation with Sumia in Lost Bloodlines.
-->'''Caeda:''' Tell me: Do you believe in love? ...Oh, listen to me. This is silly.\\
'''Sumia:''' No, it's not! I do believe in love! It's very kind of you to ask. Are you in love also, my lady?\\
'''Caeda:''' Me? Well, yes, of course. I have my betrothed.\\
'''Sumia:''' Oh, that's wonderful! Isn't love grand?\\
'''Caeda:''' ''[It seems I tried the love ploy on the wrong woman...]'' Er, what would be grander is if you surrendered! But if you will not...
* HeroesPreferSwords: Caeda has had some notoriety with swords. In the original ''Shadow Dragon'', she starts with an Iron Sword back when Pegasus Knight could wield both sword and lances. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she can only wield swords when dismounted. In ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Heroes of Light and Shadow'', she must promote to a Falcoknight in order to wield swords. And in ''Heroes'', she is a Sword Flier. And in many of her official arts, she is seen holding a scabbard.
* HiddenBuxom: As shown in her Bride outfit in ''Heroes'' (which may be the dress she wore when marrying Marth), Caeda's practical armor hid her rather stacked breasts well.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: In ''Shadow Dragon'', all that was known was that Caeda and Marth are ChildhoodFriends. But if you get her killed, thinking that she's disposable like the rest of your army, the ending is modified, whereas Nyna expresses sorrow to Marth about losing Caeda. All these points that Marth and Caeda were supposedly more than childhood friends. By the time ''Mystery of the Emblem'' rolls in, she's PromotedToLoveInterest (losing her nets a similar modified ending, except Nyna is replaced with Gotoh).
* KingIncognito: Not in reality, but Marisha assumes she's this since she doesn't [[PrincessClassic wear pretty dresses or eat gourmet food.]]
* LadyOfWar: Although quite tomboyish Caeda is pure-hearted, graceful, and fights elegantly on a pegasus with a spear.
* TheLancer: Fits this position the most out of the whole team, alongside Hardin, and unlike Hardin, she is not DemotedToExtra, thanks to the number of units that only she can recruit.
* LightningBruiser: In almost every game she's in, Caeda has a lot of ways to quickly turn into this. In the Famicom/Super Famicom games, she can take Jagen's Silver Lance and promoting to Dracoknight fixes her weak points (low defenses and strength) while she retains her speed. In the DS remakes, she can use a [[GameBreaker forged Wing Spear]], which happens to inflict triple damage on a sizable portion of the enemy forces in the game.
* ModestRoyalty: What she actually is, though she doesn't really have a choice. See TomboyPrincess below.
* {{Nerf}}: Going from ''Shadow Dragon'' into ''New Mystery'', the majority of enemies in ''Shadow Dragon'' are Cavaliers, Knights, and their promoted counterparts. Caeda is considered the best character in the game thanks to her access to Wing Spear, combined with her high speed and flying capability. While still a good character, the same can't be said for ''New Mystery'' where the enemy compositions are not dominated by Cavaliers and Knights.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Some tend to pronounce her name as kay-da, as opposed to the more Japanese-accurate see-da. It wasn't until ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'' that an official game spoke her name to clarify.
* PluckyGirl: To the point that Navarre gave up arguing with her, twice.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I'll do my part!"\\
"Please, clear the way!"\\
"Throw down your weapon."\\
"I don't want to hurt you."
* RoyaltySuperpower: As a Princess, she's capable of using the Aum staff in the remakes.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Princess of Talys, and she's happy to fight.
* ShesGotLegs: Like all Pegasus Knights in the series, Caeda has long, toned, and shapely legs due to riding on her pegasus.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: One of the worst cases, given she was stuck with multiple English-language name changes. Sheeda, Shiida, Caeda, Sheyda, or even Sheda have all seen use at some point or another. Thankfully, she can still be spelled like in the Japanese version, since the 'Cae' in Caeda can be spelled similarly with [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar 'Caesar']], and ''Warriors'' uses this style.
* StayInTheKitchen: Defied. She hates staying in the backline and prefers facing the dangers up front despite disliking fighting. When Marth is just concerned for her safety, she thinks he's telling her this trope and a small argument breaks out (which thankfully is resolved quickly).
* TomboyPrincess: She never actually intended to be, but other people label her as one regardless. It's mostly due to her country being a small island nation without much wealth.
* {{Tsundere}}: The OVA interprets her as this with Marth.
* UnfortunateName: Her official name pronunciation in non-English speaking countries due to sounding like the French, Spanish, and Portuguese pronunciation of AIDS.
* WarriorPrincess: The original. She takes an active role in the war by recruiting a lot of potential allies, not to mention being a powerful unit in her own rights.
* WeaponOfChoice: In the DS remakes, the Wing Spear, a lance version of Marth's RoyalRapier, is exclusive to her. Because she's a sword unit in ''Heroes'', she instead has the Wing Sword.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like Marth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jagen ''(Jeigan)'']]
!!Jagen ''(Jeigan)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Jagen_4675.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Bones of Iron[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Veteran Knight]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Jagen in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jagen_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"You think I’m too old? Haha… Your highness, I won’t lose to you youths just yet."''

A veteran knight of Altea. He acts as Marth's guardian and is one of the people Marth turns to for guidance. After the War of Shadows, he retired from active service as a knight and instead took up the position of Marth's advisor.

->'''Class:''' Paladin\\
'''Voiced by:''' Ikuya Sawaki (Audio Drama), Creator/YusakuYara (Dengeki CD), Creator/SeizoKato (Japanese, OVA), Creator/ShirouGou (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/JohnSwasey (English, OVA), John Rubinstein [[note]]credited as Walden James[[/note]] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AscendedExtra: In ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', he was just a character who had a few lines (though the same goes for most characters in those games). In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he's now an important NPC and Marth's tactician.
* BadassBoast: He delivered one of the best ones in the series:
-->''I understand. You have endured well until now. Lang, my liege might forgive your frequent rudeness to him, but I will not. Come, draw your sword. Even though I, Jagen, am old and senile, I will not lose to the likes of you."''
* BladeOnAStick: Has a higher lance rank than sword, and comes with a Silver Lance. The Silver Lance would later become iconic to the Jagen archetype, and Jagen himself.
* BoringButPractical: His stats are barely above-average and they'll never really improve, but he's just about strong enough to get work in, and his high weapon ranks and good class allow him to kick a fair amount of ass even into the mid-lategame.
* CoolOldGuy: Old enough that he can't take part in the War of Heroes, cool enough he has the respect of all the young warriors.
* CrutchCharacter: He was formerly the trope namer for this, and the fandom continues to name, define, and exemplify it as an archetype. A villager in the prologue of ''Shadow Dragon'' lampshades it.
* DemotedToExtra: Though he played a much more prominent role in the sequel's story as Marth's advisor, he's still one of a handful of characters from ''Shadow Dragon'' to not be playable at all in ''New Mystery''. Oddly, he still wears full armour as if he would be.
* DiscOneNuke: In ''Shadow Dragon'', Jagen starts as the strongest and bulkiest character in your army. Even when your other units begin to outdo him stat-wise, he continues to be useful because of the reclassing mechanic and high weapon ranks. Because of the abundance of powerful cavaliers and armor knights in ''Shadow Dragon'', forged effective weapons like the Hammer or Ridersbane are extremely effective. While your other units need to build their lance ranks to use the latter, Jagen's B rank lets him equip the Ridersbane with no investment. Even with his base stats, he oneshots cavaliers with effective forges well into the mid-to-lategame. As a prepromote, he gets access to promoted classes via reclassing earlier than anyone else. The best option, bar none, is Dracoknight. This gives the player a powerful flier well before they have access to the class by default.
* OldRetainer: He's served Marth for a long time.
* OldSoldier: He's fought for Altea for years.
* ThePaladin: His class, and he more or less fits the archetype.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''
-->"Clear the way!"\\
"For Prince Marth!"\\
"I'm not finished yet!"\\
"Do not turn your back on me!"
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives an absolutely ''beautiful'' teardown of Lang in ''Mystery of the Emblem''; it's so significant that it causes Lang to leave.
* RetiredBadass: Sets down his lance at the end of ''Shadow Dragon'', and is just an adviser to Marth in ''New Mystery'' because of this. Of course, he's still got his old warrior's spirit, and is willing to challenge the much stronger Lang to a fight.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Seriously, you could kill several men at once on those shoulderspikes.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name was widely translated as Jeigan before the game officially made it out of Japan. This has led to an interesting quirk in the fandom -- calling Jagen himself by the name Jagen is now near-universal, but the ''archetype'' he started is still often called "Jeigan".
* SternTeacher: Is mentioned to be such in ''New Mystery of the Emblem'' by his trainees.
* TheStrategist: In Book 2, which he actually does very well at.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: For some reason, he still wears his full battle armor while serving as Marth's tactician, despite being unable to fight himself, outside of sparring with trainees.
* WarmUpBoss: In ''New Mystery of the Emblem'', he is the first boss of the newly introduced prologue. He's a pushover on lower difficulty modes, but he will require a little thought to beat on harder difficulties.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Heroes'', the Veteran Lance, which bulks him up if an enemy initiates on him, and inflicts a weakening debuff on those who are caught sticking together.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Abel]]
!!Abel
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Abel_2185.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Altea's Shield[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes The Panther]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Abel in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/abel_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''Est... We'll always be together... So, don't cry anymore. It hurts me... to see you cry. The thought of you all alone, with no one to turn to... I'm afraid to leave your side... Afraid to depart for battle."''

A knight of Altea and close friend of Cain, known as The Panther. He was one of the retinue of Altean knights who aided Marth in escaping Altea and accompanied him in his Talys exile. He fell in love with Est after the War of Darkness, and [[HomeSweetHome retired early from the army to run a shop]] with Est. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Abel [[IHaveYourWife was later forced to fight against]] his prince and country in the second war, although he can be persuaded to rejoin again after speaking to either Marth or Est.]]

->'''Class:''' Cavalier ([=FE1, FE11=]), Paladin ([=FE3, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ToshihikoSeki (Audio Drama), Creator/NobutoshiCanna (Dengeki CD), Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (Japanese, OVA), Creator/TakuyaSato (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/BryanBounds (English, OVA), Creator/MickWingert (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AnimalsHateHim: ''New Mystery'''s base conversations reveal that for as much he's in love with Est... her Pegasus ''hates him'' and went out of its way to savage Abel.
* BabiesEverAfter: He was an expectant father (likely with Est) in the original ending of ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''. Since ''Mystery of the Emblem'' continued the story, this was omitted.
* BladeOnAStick: Starts with a better lance rank than sword, the opposite of Cain.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:In the epilogue of ''Mystery'', he disappears, either in search of the also-disappeared Est, or [[HeartbrokenBadass because of her death]].]]
* ChromaticArrangement: Of two sets. Originally the green to Cain's red and Marth's blue. Also forms a cavalier trio in the prologue of the remake with Frey as the blue.
* CluelessChickMagnet: He just doesn't seem to get a break with romance.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: In both of his [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/nintendo/images/f/ff/Abel_%28Fire_Emblem_Ankoku_Ryuu_to_Hikari_no_Tsurugi%29.png/revision/latest?cb=20130326220059&path-prefix=en official art]] and [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/d/d4/Abel-FE1.png/revision/latest?cb=20090701201235 sprite]] for the first game, he had a buck tooth. It is more prominent in his official art, where he also looks like a cartoonish crook there. By ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and his future appearances, he became a {{Bishonen}} and loses the buck tooth.
* GoodIsNotSoft: NiceGuy he may be, but he will not take any slights against his loved ones lightly, as seen in ''Mystery'' if he should be recruited by Est, with him declaring vengeance on Eibel for [[spoiler:threatening to kill his wife and forcing him to defect]].
* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler:He's forced to defect from Altea after Est is held captive]].
* NiceGuy: In his base conversations with female MU, he states that Est was mad at him for being too nice by giving away free things in his shop.
* PoorCommunicationKills: His supports with Est could be implied as this, as while he makes a valiant attempt at ailing her feelings he unwittingly damages her already low self-worth.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"No mercy!"\\
"Back with you!"\\
"Make your peace."\\
"You've underestimated me."
* RedBaron: The Panther.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Cain's red.
* RegretfulTraitor: [[spoiler:Feels bad about fighting Marth's army, and only does so due to Est's life being threatened if he doesn't.]]
* RetiredBadass: Retired from Altea's army at the end of ''Shadow Dragon'' to open up a shop, making him this in ''New Mystery''.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Est, depending on whether the player thinks he finds her again or not.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Cain.
* TrappedInVillainy: [[spoiler:Fights against Marth's army in ''New Mystery'' because Est will be killed if he doesn't.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cain ''(Kain)'']]
!!Cain ''(Kain)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Cain_7233.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''King's Voice[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes The Bull]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Cain in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cain_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"...Sire, I... I cannot bear this! Failing to protect His Majesty... then leaving my brothers to die, slinking away like some coward... This indignity is too much to bear! One day I will repay them in kind. I will avenge the fallen... I swear it!"''

A knight of Altea and close friend of Abel, known as The Bull. At the onset of the War of Shadows, he fought in the battle at Gra in which King Cornelius was killed, and was sent back to bring Marth the king's last words; he then accompanied the prince in his exile to Talys.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WataruTakagi (Audio Drama), Creator/HideoIshikawa (Dengeki CD), Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (Japanese, OVA), Creator/ToshikiMasuda (Japanese, ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KyleStuadvant (English, OVA), Creator/TaliesinJaffe (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* BadassTeacher: He's the knight in charge of new recruits practical training in ''New Mystery of the Emblem''.
* BigBrotherMentor: He's My Unit's main trainer in the prologue (aside of Jagen) and acts like a big bro to him/her.
* CainAndAbel: Averted; Cain is a stand up Knight and the best friend of Abel (it's never said if they're related or not). [[spoiler:In fact, Abel is the one who betrays Marth, though [[IHaveYourWife for sympathetic reasons]] unrelated to Cain. And just like a good buddy, Cain was obviously flabbergasted that they had to fight Abel. This even seeps into ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' where Cain is the good Mirage and Abel is the BrainwashedAndCrazy bad Mirage. Nintendo seems to like playing around with this trope]].
* ChromaticArrangement: Of two sets. Originally the red to Abel's green and Marth's blue. Also forms a cavalier trio in the prologue of the remake with Frey as the blue.
* FailureKnight: Though not because of incompetence but his opponents tend to really bring massive forces that he can't compete with. Cain failed to protect King Cornelius before the story, and later on in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', was charged with the defense of Altea while Marth traveled to Grust and then was forced to retreat again when Hardin brought the armies of Archanea and Gra to Altea.
* FourStarBadass: Becomes commander of Altea's knights in the epilogue of ''New Mystery of the Emblem''.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Starts with a better sword rank than lances, the opposite of Abel.
* InformedAttribute: Him being HotBlooded. He goes down in history as "The Bull", however a majority of his dialogue in the mainline games come off as more strict and serious than brash. He does however, come off as the more high-spirited between him and Abel, especially in adaptations.
* IronicName: Despite being named after [[Literature/TheBible the Biblical]] [[CainAndAbel siblings]], Cain... is not a betrayer in any form. He's a stand up man who will fight to the end for those he swore loyalty to and never betrays his liege [[spoiler:although he is fortunate that he didn't have someone particularly close enough to him for the enemy to take advantage of, unlike Abel.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Watching King Cornelius' death continued to haunt Cain, as revealed in his support.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Mystery'', he has the highest HP, Skill, Speed, Luck, and Weapon Level growth out of any Cavalier in the game, alongside nice base stats.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Ha! Gored by the horns!"\\
"I'll open the way!"\\
"Prepare to be vanquished!"\\
"A cavalier never retreats!"
* RedBaron: The Red Bull.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Abel's blue.
* SatelliteCharacter: Isn't quite developed as Abel, outside of the prologue of ''Shadow Dragon''. Although ''New Mystery'' gave him a good link with My Unit.
* SoleSurvivor: Of the knights King Cornelius took to face Medeus.
* SurvivorGuilt: This angle is added in ''Shadow Dragon'', as portrayed poignantly in his recruitment and death quotes.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Abel.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Heroes'', the Bull Blade, which gets stronger the more allies he has near him, and becomes a Brave Sword if said allies are melee cavalry.
* TheWorkaholic: He constantly talks about his training in How's Everyone in ''New Mystery''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gordin ''(Gohdon)'']]
!!Gordin ''(Gohdon)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Gordin_729.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''The Ungagged[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Altean Archer]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Gordin in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]280:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gordin_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I can fight, sire! If you have a bow I could use, I would be honored to fight at your side."''

An archer in the service of Altea and a friend of Draug's. During Marth's escape at the onset of the War of Shadows, he was captured by the enemy and disguised as one of their soldiers as a trap, but is saved by Marth and accompanies him in his exile to Talys. After the war, he moves to Archanea to train under Jeorge, and later serves as an inspiration to his younger brother Ryan.

->'''Class:''' Archer\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese, OVA), Creator/AyumuMurase (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KurtStoll (English, OVA), Creator/MaxMittelman (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* BigGuyLittleGuy: Has a support bonus with Draug and the [=OVAs=] ExpandedUniverse materials portray them together.
* BoundAndGagged: In ''Shadow Dragon'''s Prologue IV. This in addition to his forced enemy disguise is to ensure that Marth will kill him in self-defense before he can explain what is actually going on. Fortunately he can be spared should Marth listen to Malledus' advice at the beginning of the chapter.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: A more sinister example in ''Shadow Dragon'''s prologue: The Gra soldiers captured him and dressed him as one of them hoping that he will be killed by Marth and have the young prince being branded a tyrant for doing so. Gordin certainly wanted nothing to do with it.
* EarlyInstallmentDesignDifference: In the NES game, he wore full body armor complete with a helmet (the likely source of his low Movement and high Defense)
* MagikarpPower: Nigh-on useless early in the game due to his terrible stats and class, but if he's raised and promoted to Sniper, he becomes a relatively strong character due to the class fixing his bad Movement and providing hefty promotion bonuses.
* MasterOfNone: In his appearances in the War of Shadows, he has the worst all-around bases of the party, some of the worst growths of anyone not named Jagen, and is tied for the worst Movement. His only somewhat above-average stat is Defense, the stat he needs the least, and he's not even very tanky due to low HP.
* OffModel: His portrait in ''Shadow Dragon'', leading to him being one of the small few characters' portraits to be remodelled in ''New Mystery''.
* OlderThanHeLooks: He's around the same age as Marth but some mistake him to be younger.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Bull's-eye!"\\
"I can do this!"\\
"Come on... Come ON!"\\
"I keep getting better!"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The only thing anyone seems to agree on is to ''not'' spell his name the actual way: Gordon.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Heroes'', the Renowned Bow, a Brave Bow which inflicts a debuff to nearby enemies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Draug ''(Dohga)'']]
!!Draug ''(Dohga)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Draug_8355.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''GentleGiant'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Draug in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/draug_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I keep hearing about your abilities. Please, allow me to judge for myself whether or not you're the real deal."''

Draug is an armoured knight in the service of Altea. At the onset of the War of Shadows, he prepares a ship to allow Marth and his cohort to escape Altea, and is shown to be friendly towards the new recruit Norne.

->'''Class:''' Knight\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YasuhikoKawazu (Japanese, OVA), Creator/RyoutaTakeuchi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Jaxon Lee (English, OVA), Creator/PatrickSeitz (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: While he was never ugly, his ''Heroes'' portrayal really ramped up the looks.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Has a support bonus with the short archer, Gordin. This is expanded on in the manga, and anime continuities.
* BladeOnAStick: Uses a Lance as his main weapon.
* FamedInStory: According to My Unit in one of their support conversations, people considered Draug as a legendary badass In-Universe. Made even more impressive by the fact that My Unit thinks that this is actually true.
* FragileSpeedster: His speed growth has always been higher than his defense growth except in ''New Mystery'', even as a Knight. Reclassing him to a speed-focused class further enhances this.
* GentleGiant: His ending refers to him as this.
* HeroesPreferSwords: In ''Heroes'', he was the only armored unit at launch to wield swords. This differentiated him from the other armored units in that game, who tend to use either lances or axes since swords were slowly phased out of Knights' arsenal in later installments. This is because in the original game [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Knights could use swords and lances]], so they had enough leeway with this fact to differentiate him from future Knights.
* {{Irony}}: Is a renowned Knight who is well-known for his durability. While this, to an extent, is true in the first and third games, Draug is way more effective as a GlassCannon in the remakes. In fact, he is the second fastest character in the team beside Caeda.
* MightyGlacier: The first playable armor knight in the series. However he plays with this by having a surprisingly good speed growth. When reclassed out of armor Knight in the DS remakes, he becomes a FragileSpeedster ironically!
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"For my liege."\\
"Out of my way!"\\
"None shall pass!"\\
"I'll stand my ground."
* SdrawkcabName: His name is "guard" backwards, throughout many localization of the game. Guess his parents must have known he would grow up to be an armored knight.
** NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name coincidentally matches with the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent draugs]], an undead being in the [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas sagas]] that guard their loot from potential grave robbers.
* TookALevelInBadass: Gameplay wise, Draug become quite a monster in ''New Mystery''. Story wise, he become a MemeticBadass.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Heroes'', the Stalwart Sword, which makes an opponent weaker if he is attacked, while also gives him an ATK/DEF boost and nullifying debuffs on those stats if nearby an ally.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wrys ''(Riff)'']]
!!Wrys ''(Riff)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Wrys_1989.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Altean Healer[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Kindly Priest]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Wrys in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wrys_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I am Wrys, a humble curate. I cannot fight, but this staff I carry can heal your wounded. Take me with you, and you’ll be very glad you did."''

This is Wrys, a humble curate from Talys, who joined Marth in order to assist in defending his home country. He cannot fight, but the staff he carries can heal your wounded. Take him with you, and you'll be very glad you did.

->'''Class:''' Curate
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KentarouToone (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/DCDouglas (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in the [=OVA=].
* BaldOfAwesome:
** Might be this if you train him up or reclass him. His battle sprite in various classes retain his bald head.
** In ''New Mystery of the Emblem'', upon recruitment in the main storyline, he offers to shave Kris' head bald.
* CatchPhrase: ''"I am Wrys, a humble curate. I cannot fight, but this staff I carry can heal your wounded."''
* CombatMedic: Upon promotion he gains the use of tomes.
* CoolOldGuy: Always happy to lend a hand to prospective Altean soldiers.
* CrutchCharacter: Wrys serves as your first healer in the game. However, he offers nothing special compare to other healers and his low growths make him very weak in the long term. He will likely be replaced by Lena once she joins.
* HealerSignsOnEarly: He is the first healer in the franchise. Despite this, he is completely overshadowed by Lena, hence the archetype not being called "The Wrys." It doesn't help that he was removed in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', making Lena the first healer you get in the more famous game.
* TheMedic: Can't fight, but can heal your wounded.
* MythologyGag:
** The [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/1/1b/Wrys_artwork_Cipher_TCG.png/revision/latest?cb=20150528014520 Cipher]] and [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/8/8e/Wrys_Heroes.png/revision/latest?cb=20170220023816 Heroes]] artwork have him holding a bottle of Vulnerary, a reference to how he was removed in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and was replaced by a Vulnerary in the village where you could have recruited him.
** One of [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/f/fa/P15-003PR_artwork.png/revision/latest?cb=20181217161543 his Cipher artworks]] reveals that he's actually wearing a Myrmidon outfit under his priest robes and his healing staff doubles as a SwordCane, a reference to the fact that ''Shadow Dragon'' allowed Wrys to become a Myrmidon in defiance of his stats and personality.
* NonActionGuy: He can't fight, but his staff can heal your wounded (have we said that enough?). This can be played with a bit in ''Shadow Dragon'' due to reclassing, but he's a wholly terrible fighter unless given absurd investment.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I'm... not good at this!"\\
"Here it comes."\\
"If I must..."\\
"My apologies."
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in either book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* RunningGag: ''New Mystery'' made one of his [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment rather abrupt recruitment]] in ''Shadow Dragon'' as a recurring gag. Specifically, he introduces himself with the exact same line.
* WhiteMage: The first one you obtain in the series. In his own words, he can't fight, but he can heal.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ogma ''(Oguma)'']]
!!Ogma ''(Oguma)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-OgumaDS_1862.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''[[UndyingLoyalty Loyal Blade]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Ogma in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ogma_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"... Sorry, but... I'm different from you. I fight for the princess: that's my purpose."''

Ogma is a hard-edged mercenary who leads the mercenary trio Barst, Bord, and Cord. He was a gladiator at first and was drafted to the Talysian army when Caeda stopped several people from punishing him after he aided in Samuel's escape. Ogma then dedicated his life to being the princess's bodyguard and was eventually handpicked as the guard of both her and Marth during the latter's quest.

->'''Class:''' Mercenary\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NorioWakamoto (Audio Drama), Creator/NobuyukiHiyama (Dengeki CD), Creator/JurotaKosugi (Japanese, OVA, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/RobMungle (English, OVA), Creator/TravisWillingham (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* {{BFS}}: As is standard for all mercenaries though he has one in his official art as well.
* BodyguardCrush: Subverted; he might have feelings for Caeda, but he's aware that she is in love with Marth.
* CombatPragmatist: Comes with him being a former gladiator. As revealed by My Unit, it [[ConfusionFu catches most knights off guard]], which is partly why he fights so well against them.
* CrutchCharacter: In the DS version of ''Shadow Dragon'', he fits this role arguably better than Jagen--he's your best sword unit and one of the few characters who not only doubles reliably on higher difficulties, but can hold his own somewhat against Gomer and Hyman. After Chapter 4, axe-wielding enemies almost completely vanish from enemy formations, and lance enemies replace them, nullifying his high sword rank and placing much greater focus on axe units like Barst or a Dracoknight Jagen, and his poor Speed growth makes it difficult for him to continue doubling. He can come from behind later on if he promotes to Hero, though, but even that usually leaves him inferior to Barst.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It's clear his life as a gladiator ''really'' damaged him, but he tries to forget it.
* DiscOneNuke: In Book 2 of ''Mystery''. He has mediocre growths all around, but his base stats are so massive it does not even matter.
* EightiesHair: Has one hell of a mullet; its extent [[DependingOnTheArtist depends on the artist]].
* GladiatorGames: His former occupation before Caeda found him, and the basis of his fighting style. He wasn't there by choice, though; see below.
* HarmfulToMinors: He was forced to fight in brutal gladiator games when he was just a child. Given [[{{Gorn}} the kinds of things he describes going on in there]], it's a wonder he even managed to remain sane.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Ogma uses swords very well.
* JackOfAllStats: Depending on the games. His growth has always been mediocre. Compared to Navarre, he has worse growth in every area, except for Defense, where he is average. His base stats are unremarkable besides speed, HP and skill.
* TheLancer: He takes on this role in the Manga, essentially being one of Marth's top fighters and a close confidant.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: PlayedForDrama. He ''really'' doesn't like anyone bringing up his gladiator past, for reasons that become obvious in his second support with My Unit.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Mystery'' Book 2. His mediocre growth is more than made up for by his massive base stats.
* TheMentor: He defies it himself in his supports with MU. He doesn't want anyone to see him as one, because he believes that no-one should aspire to be like him.
* NotSoDifferent: In the "What Was Done by the Sword Shall Be Undone by the Sword" [=DLC=] chapter, Navarre claims that deep down, Ogma [[BloodKnight enjoys fighting and killing as much as he does]]. While Ogma denies it, after the fighting is done he confesses to Caeda that there might be some truth to his words, and he could have ended up like Navarre if he hadn't met her.
* NotSoStoic: Any time his past is brought up.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here it comes."\\
"This isn't personal."\\
"I'm gonna end this."\\
"You're in my way."
* ShouldersOfDoom: As interpreted by ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and the OVA. As of ''Shadow Dragon'', they're gone.
* TheStoic: Not very talkative, but says what he needs to. Caeda says it makes him a good listener.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Caeda.
* XMarksTheHero: Ogma has an x-shaped scar on his cheek, he's also one of Marth's most skilled allies, and is known for his great swordsmanship.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Barst ''(Barts)'']]
!!Barst ''(Barts)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Barst_2177.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''The Hatchet'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Barst in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/barst_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I got nothing to do with fighting now... Well, that's what I would say if you were anyone else."''

Barst is one of the three axe fighters in the Talys mercenary group. Like the two of his fellow axe-wielding mercenaries, Bord and Cord, he is under the command of Ogma.

->'''Class:''' Fighter\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WataruTakagi (Japanese, OVA), Creator/DaikiHamano (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/CharlesCampbell (English, OVA), Creator/DCDouglas (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Must be the fact he ain't shy about showing off a flexed bicep in ''Heroes'' and can comment on his arms. ''Da-yum''.
* AnAxeToGrind: One of the few axe-using units in the original NES version.
* AttackPatternAlpha: Can perform the Triangle Attack with Bord and Cord in ''New Mystery''.
* BoringButPractical: Amongst the high-tier units in ''Shadow Dragon'', Barst is little more than a strong on-foot melee combat unit, lacking the massive utility of staff units, the broken mechanics of the ballisticians, the versatile class-changes of the prepromotes, or the strong signature weapons of Caeda or Minerva. However, his raw base stats, surprisingly high growth potential, and access to axes makes him one of the game's most reliable picks for simply slugging it out.
* CrutchCharacter: In the NES and SNES games, he starts out as one of your hardest-hitting units and has high growth rates, making him a great pick. However, he can't promote, and he has very limited access to strong weapons (the Steel Axe is the strongest thing he can use without risking a backfire), which will usually relegate him to the bench before long.
* DiscOneNuke: In all three versions of the War of Shadows, Barst with a Devil Axe hits ''30'' Attack at base. Add in that you can acquire the axe in the third chapter, and you have a pretty terrifyingly powerful unit. The DS version even gives it 95% accuracy, meaning that it pretty much will never miss normally. Of course, the Devil Axe also has its infamous downside, such that Barst ''barely'' survives a backfire from it at maximum HP, but those willing to game the odds will usually watch enemies completely crumble in the face of the cursed blade... until it breaks, anyway.
* HeroicNeutral: In ''New Mystery of the Emblem''. After the War of Darkness, he retired from being a mercenary and just wished to live peacefully as a lumberjack. During the War of Heroes, one of his fellow mercenaries (either Ogma, Cord, or Bord) convinces him to fight alongside Marth once again.
* LightningBruiser: In the DS games, the lessening removal of axe weight turns him into this: he is fast, strong, and durable, due mostly to his high base stats. His only weakness is his axe rank being a little low, but it's still completely workable in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* MightyGlacier: In the original and ''Mystery of the Emblem''. He will never have a good attack speed because Axes have massive weight. In return, he has great base stats, and his growth rate is the best out of the three Axe Brothers in every area but HP.
* {{Nerf}}: His incarnation in the DS remake took some pretty hefty thwacks to his growth rates, with everything but HP suffering a drop. This seems to have been done to counterbalance the ''massive'' buffs that the rest of the game's design gave him (everyone can promote, he can change class into other good axe classes like Hero or Berserker, weight can be overcome, and the weapon triangle helps him out, too)--an idea that isn't unwarranted, as Barst is seen as one of the game's best foot units even with his nerfed growths.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In ''Heroes''. He undoubtedly has strong stats, but unfortunately, his middling spread means that he's overshadowed by more specialized axe infantry. In particular, Linus and Libra feature a similar stat spread as he does, but with better stats everywhere save for HP. Worsening his case even further, he's one of only three heroes (with [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Selena and Silas]]) in the common summon pool who possesses, at 3 star rarity, one of the most useful Assists in the game: Reposition. As a result, more often than not he'll end up an unfortunate skill fodder for stronger units and see little if no use himself. This was slightly remedied after he got Devil Axe, an exclusive weapon, which gave him more attack and speed than his default Brave Axe+ and +4 to every stat in combat at the cost of 4 HP after every attack, and could be refined for Wrath, granting him -1 cooldown and +10 damage when his special hits as long as he is under 75% health, and this stacks with Wrath on his B slot, possibly giving him -2 cooldown and +20 damage when his special hits.
* PaletteSwap: Uses Bord and Cord's portrait but with blue hair in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''.
* {{Pirate}}: What he once was before he met Ogma and decided to become one of his mercenaries.
* PreMortemOneLiner:
-->"Timber!"\\
"Charge!"\\
"You're done!"\\
"Ready to die, huh?!"
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in Book 2 of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* RedOniBlueOni: While he's a bit energetic himself at times, he ultimately is the blue oni, being the more level-headed axe fighter as opposed to both Bord and Cord.
* WeaponOfChoice: An update in ''Heroes'' made the Devil Axe, which in ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Mystery'' was equippable by any axe user, exclusive to him. It grants him +4 to all his stats during combat but he takes 4 recoil damage after every attack, and it can be refined for Wrath.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bord ''(Saji)'']]
!!Bord ''(Saji)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Bord_2569.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''The Lopper'']]
->''"Princess Caeda's our lady, and the guy who's gonna be her man is important to us too. Prince Marth, I'll protect you with my life. "''

Bord is a Talys mercenary under Ogma. After the war, he becomes a woodcutter renowned for his skill.

->'''Class:''' Fighter
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* AnAxeToGrind: He's a woodcutter, thus it isn't surprising.
* ArtEvolution: He was slowly visually differentiated from [[YouAllLookFamiliar Cord]] as more Archanea games were released.
* AttackPatternAlpha: Can perform the Triangle Attack with Barst and Cord in ''New Mystery''.
* CripplingOverspecialization: His main merit in the DS remake is his unusually high axe rank of C, which lets him wield his hammer at base--Barst and Darros require some grinding, and Cord should probably just give up. However, his other stats are very bad, especially his abysmal 10% Speed growth, which gives him limited-at-best merits afterward.
* DropTheHammer: Has a hammer in his inventory when he joins. In ''Shadow Dragon'', he's the only one who can use it.
* GlassCannon: His ''Shadow Dragon'' incarnation has the highest axe rank in the party and the ability to wield a forged Hammer to smash through armored enemies, along with a decent Strength base and growth. However, his Defense and Speed have average-at-best starts and terrible growth rates, meaning that if he doesn't kill something, chances are it'll kill him.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in Book 2 of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red alongside Cord to Barst's blue.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: In the NES version, he had the exact same portrait as Cord. In his supports in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow'', it's even noted that people often get him and Cord mixed up.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cord ''(Maji)'']]
!!Cord ''(Maji)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Cord_2588.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''The Chopper'']]
->''"For Lady Caeda and her man, we'd go through fire and water."''

Cord is a Talys mercenary under Ogma. After the war, he becomes a woodcutter renowned for his speed.

->'''Class:''' Fighter
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* AnAxeToGrind: The woodcutter is one of the few axe using units in the original NES and SNES versions of the game.
* ArtEvolution: He was slowly visually differentiated from [[YouAllLookFamiliar Bord]] as more Archanea games were released.
* AttackPatternAlpha: Can perform the Triangle Attack with Barst and Bord in ''New Mystery''.
* FragileSpeedster: In ''Shadow Dragon'', growths-wise, he has some of the worst HP in the game, but his Speed is relatively high. Reclassing him into something frailer like Dark Mage will probably have him dying in a single hit, even after promotion.
* MasterOfNone: He tends to fill this role in ''Shadow Dragon'': he has an unusual spread of growths, which allows him to theoretically work in a lot of different classes (most famously, he has the same personal Magic growth as Merric). However, he also has no weapon ranks, even in his base class, meaning he'll be stuck using the worst weapons in whatever class he goes to, meaning Cord needs to spend some time training in his new class and trying to get his growths to kick in. And said growths, while functional for a lot of classes, aren't particularly good, either.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in Book 2 of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red alongside Bord to Barst's blue.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Lampshaded in ''New Mystery''. If you recruit Barst with Cord, the former mistakes him for Bord at first.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Castor ''(Kashim)'']]
!!Castor ''(Kashim)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Castor_1090.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Loving Son'']]
->''"You know, she’s always been very kind to me, sire, even before I left Talys. And look how I’ve repaid her…"''

Castor is a hunter from Talys who was forced to leave his home and work with bandits and pirates to pay for the money needed to tend to both his sickly mother and many siblings. During the War of Shadows, Caeda convinces him to join Marth's army and promises to pay for his mother's medicine. By the time of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', however, Castor has become a swindler, playing up his pitiful act and his mother's illness to gain more money.

->'''Class:''' Hunter\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HideyukiHori (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in the [=OVA=].
* BowAndSwordInAccord: Upon promotion, and only in ''Shadow Dragon'' and its DS sequel.
* ConMan: In the sequel, but again, more sympathetic than most.
* CrutchCharacter: Early on in the NES version, he's essentially a better version of Gordin, but his inability to promote holds him back a fair bit. ''Mystery of the Emblem'' onward gives him some help in letting him promote to Horseman, but as Horseman isn't nearly as strong as Sniper in combat and he'll pretty much never be able to use Parthia, he's still somewhat restricted in terms of his power. Completely a nonfactor in ''New Mystery'', though.
* HorseArcher: After promoting in the post-''Mystery of the Emblem'' games.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: A more sympathetic example than most, however.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: The developer's notes revealed that after the War of Shadows, Castor returned home only to find that one of his younger sisters sold herself into slavery to pay for the family's needs, and thus Castor tracked her down to Port Warren, where he found her left dead in a back ally. After this, Castor vowed to make enough money to sure this never would happen to his siblings again, leading him to become the swindler he is during ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Darros ''(Daross)'']]
!!Darros ''(Daross)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Darros_7974.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[{{Pirate}} Seawalker]]'']]
->''"Ahoy, Prince Marth, I be Darros, a simple man o' the sea. I've had me fill o' the piratin' life, and now I be lookin' t'start anew. What say ye? Make me yer matey, and I swear t'pull me load."''

A pirate who grew sick of the lifestyle and sought to join Marth's army as soon as he heard Marth was in the area.

->'''Class:''' Pirate ([=FE1, FE11=]), Berserker ([=FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Shintaro Tanaka (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), [[Creator/ProZD SungWon Cho]] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in the [=OVA=].
* AesopAmnesia: PlayedForDrama in ''New Mystery''. He's gone back to his pirating lifestyle, and clearly feels really bad about it.
* AnAxeToGrind: His only weapon type as both a Pirate and Berserker.
* TheAtoner: Implied in support conversations with My Unit.
* BaldOfAwesome: He's actually bald under his bandanna, which is only possible to see through reclassing.
* TheBerserker: In ''New Mystery''.
* BoisterousBruiser
* LightningBruiser: His ''New Mystery'' incarnation is a surprising powerhouse, with massive HP, high Defense, and workable Speed.
* GentleGiant: A big burly pirate and yet is a soft-hearted man that considers cooking fishes for food a grave sin that requires atonement.
* {{Irony}}:
** In the DS remake, he is actually a terrible unit as a pirate as his Skill stat starts off as one of the lowest in the game. He can't hit worth a damn even with the weapon triangle advantage. It's actually better to immediately reclass him to something with more Skill.
** He ends up returning to the pirate life in the sequel.
* {{Pirate}}: A Type 2 that wanted to escape the Type 1 lifestyle.
* PowerfulButInaccurate: His statline involves wielding powerful axes with his high Strength stat but having a glaring weakness in his accuracy. He has 2 Skill and '''0''' Skill growth in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''. He has a skill growth in ''Shadow Dragon'', but that's only because his class is giving him skill rather than his own merits (in fact, they buff his skill growth from the original by '''5'''). ''New Mystery'' completely forgoes this and made him a Berserker with decent Skill.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in either book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* TalkLikeAPirate: Befittingly.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''New Mystery'', he joins as a Berserker with significantly greater stats than his ''Shadow Dragon'' counterpart. He's actually one of the stronger prepromotes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Julian ''(Jurian)'']]
!!Julian ''(Jurian)''
[[quoteright:257:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/julian_wada_sachiko_artwork.png]]
[[caption-width-right:257:''[[LovableRogue Honest Thief]]/[[LovableRogue Tender Thief]]'']]
[[caption-width-right:257:[[labelnote: Click here to see Julian in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']] https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/28a29464_4e5d_4220_9924_0430b7dc58cc.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->''"Uh-uh, honey. No can do. I didn’t betray my boys back there so you could zap me on out of here alone. Forget the staff; I’ll come back later and get it for you myself. All right? Right now though, I need you to RUN. Tick-tock, now move that frock!"''

A thief who was part of the Soothsires, but betrayed them to save Lena, and joins Marth's army alongside her. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he and Lena are living together, but he is forced back into the fight after she is kidnapped.

->'''Class:''' Thief\\
'''Voiced by:''' Shinichiro Ota (Audio Drama), Creator/MasayaOnosaka (Dengeki CD), Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (Japanese, OVA), Creator/RyoheiKimura (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/BrettWeaver (English, OVA), Shannon [=McKain=] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair is changed from bright red to dark brown in the OVA.
* AdaptationExpansion: The OVA shows him meeting with Lena while she's captive, bringing her food in secret.
* BabiesEverAfter: In his ending in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', he is rumored to be a father. Due to a lot of ShipTease with Lena, it's implied they had kids. However, since ''Mystery of the Emblem'' continued the story, this was omitted.
* DamnedByAFoolsPraise: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', Julian is Damned By Being Praised [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame By A Guy Like]] [[DirtyCoward Matthis.]]
* FieryRedhead: Averted, Julian is pretty calm.
* FragileSpeedster: As a thief, Julian has bad base Defense and Attack, with good Speed and Skill growth. Julian does have unusually high Strength and HP growths, but his Defense growth is merely average, and he is hampered by Thieves' inability to reclass and class change.
* HeelFaceTurn: Julian started out as a member of Hyman's Soothsires, but he reformed and helped Lena escaped.
* HeroesPreferSwords: He uses a Sword, though most illustrations portray it as a knife. The OVA does show him wielding a sword (or rather ''[[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing trying]]'' [[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing to]]) when he tries to fight Navarre.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:In ''Mystery'', he can save Lena from Gharnef's brainwashing in the final chapter.]]
* LoveableRogue: Julian mostly quit his job as a thief for Lena, he only does thief work as part of the League. After the War of Heroes, Julian was finally able to quit thievery for good.
* MagikarpPower: He started the general trend of thieves having unusually high growths. Downplayed, though, as his inability to promote and very low bases tends to make him still not that great.
* MotorMouth: In ''Shadow Dragon'' Julian talks very fast.
-->“I’m Julian! One of the bad guys! A Soothsire. Oh! Well, except I’m not anymore. See, now I’m a good guy! Lena gave me a reason to-“ well, let’s just say I’ve had a change of heart.”
* OfficialCouple: With Lena. It's implied they got together some time after the end of ''Shadow Dragon'', as much as he tries to deny it.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Despite EveryoneCanSeeIt, he's forced to act this way sometimes, though it's not like he has a choice with [[MySisterIsOffLimits Matthis.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lena ''(Rena)'']]
!!Lena ''(Rena)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Lena_1272.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Angel to All/Tender Angel'']]
[[caption-width-right:257:[[labelnote: Click here to see Lena in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']] https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/166d15df_a1c2_4732_8059_49e4e4dc30e8.png]][[/labelnote]]
->''"Please, sire. I am a cleric. I cannot bear to watch others come to harm when I have the power to help."''

A noblewoman and cleric from Macedon who was raised in Grust and is an acquaintance of Camus. Originally chosen to wed Prince Michalis of Macedon, she ran away from Macedon and was eventually captured by the Soothsires. However, one of the Soothsires, Julian, freed her, and together they joined Marth's army. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she starts an orphanage in Macedon with Julian and her new apprentice Marisha, but is kidnapped by the heretic priests...

->'''Class:''' Cleric ([=FE1, FE11=]), Bishop ([=FE3, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Akemi Okamura (Audio Drama), Creator/YukoNagashima (Dengeki CD), Creator/MichikoNeya (Japanese, OVA and ''BS Fire Emblem''), Creator/HarukaTomatsu (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/TiffanyGrant (English, OVA), Brittany Cox (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* AdaptationExpansion: The second OVA shows her while she's captive with the Soothsires. It's implied they forced her to heal wounds for their improvised GladiatorGames.
* ArrangedMarriage: Lena left Macedon because she didn't wish to marry Michalis. This detail is conspicuously absent in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* BlueBlood: She's a noblewoman from Macedon.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:By Gharnef in ''Mystery'', being forced to revive and protect Medeus. Julian can snap her out of it.]]
* CombatMedic: Upon class change, she could wield magic to fight back.
* DamselInDistress: Before even her on-screen appearance, she was already captured by the Soothsires and was rescued by Julian. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she's one of the priestesses kidnapped to revive Medeus.
* DiscOneNuke: Her Warp Staff has seven uses, infinite range, and she shows up able to wield it. A lot of early maps can be resolved just by having her zap Caeda and Marth next to a boss.
* HealerSignsOnEarly: Joining in the third chapter, and in the case of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she is the first healer you get in the game. The fan nicknamed the early-game healer units as "The Lena".
* JustLikeRobinHood: Between leaving Macedon and getting captured by the Soothsires, she and Rickard stole from places to give to the poor.
* TheMedic: She starts out just able to heal.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery''.]]
* OfficialCouple: With Julian. It's implied they got together some time after the end of ''Shadow Dragon''.
* PlayingWithFire: Comes with an Elfire tome in ''New Mystery''.
* {{Teleportation}}: She comes with the Warp staff, a very strong staff that allows anyone to be anywhere.
* WeaponOfChoice: The weapon-repairing Hammerne staff makes its first appearance by being exclusive to her. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and the remake, her apprentice Marisha can use it too.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Lena is a healer who dislikes fighting others.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Navarre ''(Nabarl)'']]
!!Navarre ''(Nabarl)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-NabarlDS_8180.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Silent Sword[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Scarlet Sword]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Navarre in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/navarre_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"...Nay, I'll turn no blade of mine on a woman. If you're willing to pay for my services with your life, then consider yourself the high bidder. My sword is yours."''

A stoic swordfighter known as the Crimson Fencer who is often found fighting alongside bandits. He seems to hold himself to a moral code of never harming women or children. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he appears protecting the dancer Phina. He appears to know Ogma, but how they met is currently unknown.

->'''Class:''' Mercenary ([=FE1, FE3=]), Myrmidon ([=FE11, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (Japanese, Audio Drama, OVA, ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/ShinichiroOhta (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem''), Creator/AaronKrhon (English, OVA), Creator/TaliesinJaffe (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemWarriors'')
----
* {{Bishounen}}: Navarre is a very handsome man.
* BloodKnight: He carves his way out of life by taking others'. Though My Unit in ''New Mystery'' believes he is a decent man deep down.
* TheComicallySerious: When he gets paired with the likes of [[GenkiGirl Phina]] and [[PluckyComicRelief Rickard's]] group he shows a very sour personality that gets PlayedForLaughs.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In the NES game, him and Ogma were nearly identical stat-wise. Later games tend to make Ogma more of a JackOfAllStats while Navarre is a FragileSpeedster.
* DualWielding: He is often depicted wielding two swords in hand, like in the [=OVA=] and the TCGs. This interpretation is how he fights in ''Warriors''.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: His initial portrait depicts him wearing teal armor with no sleeves. ''Mystery of the Emblem'' onwards depicts him wearing a Chinese-styled garb, which pretty much ensures many Myrmidons (a class based on him) from later games to have an East Asian flair to their designs.
* FragileSpeedster: In the original game, where he is more or less a GlassCannon with comparatively low defense and strength stat growth. The remake emphasizes this by making him a Myrmidon, a class introduced in VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar, traditionally a FragileSpeedster class.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Is famous for his Killing Edge blade.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', Navarre's base stats are far above a normal character of his level.
* JackOfAllStats: You might think he is fast, but his internal base stats are actually those of a MightyGlacier. His speed actually comes from his growth and his starting class. This results in Navarre having very balanced stats.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Phina lampshades it at his expense when they first meet.
* MoralityPet: Phina seems to be this to him.
* NonIndicativeName: Navarre was given the title Scarlet Sword in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', despite wearing purple on his art and portrait. The remake appropriately gave him red. Alternatively, he may have gotten the title based on his crimson swords seen in the [=TCG=] art and the [=OVA=].
* NotSoDifferent: In the remake's DLC chapter, he tries to goad Ogma into fighting him by claiming this, saying that just like him Ogma enjoys fighting and killing.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Time to die!"\\
"Care to test me?"\\
"You or me."\\
"Sorry, friend."
* TheRival: Seems to have some sort of rivalry with Ogma, based on a fight scene between them in the OVA despite them never interacting with each other in ''Shadow Dragon'' (only sharing minor link with Caeda, she was the one who saved Ogma from gladiator life in the past and she was the one who eventually recruited Navarre by standing in his way and talking him out). This ends up carried over in other adaptations and ''Mystery of the Emblem'', and the remake especially plays it up in the third [=DLC=] chapter.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: [[UpToEleven Oh dear god]]... Nabarl, Navarre, Navarl, Navahl, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Nabarru]], Nabal, take your pick. ''Shadow Dragon'' appears to have hammered it down to "Navarre" in English-speaking territories.
* TheStoic: Navarre says very little, it even gets him teased by Phina. Even in his bloodlust he expresses it in a low-key manner.
* TechnicolorBlade: In the [=OVA=] and the [=TCG=], he wields two crimson swords, which are likely meant to represent the Killing Edge.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Says the trope almost word for word to Lena in the second OVA, when she asks him why he helped her and Julian before.
* WorthyOpponent: To Ogma.
* WouldntHitAGirl: One of the moral rules he follows, although in ''New Mystery'''s [=DLC=], he does consider breaking it in order to provoke Ogma. WordOfGod says he has a FreudianExcuse for it, but [[TheUnreveal haven't stated exactly what it is.]]
** The [=OVAs=] show him waking up from a nightmare where he sees a woman being killed by soldiers, which might have something to do with it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Merric ''(Marich)'']]
!!Merric ''(Marich)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-MarichDS_2594.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Mirthful Mage[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Wind Mage]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Merric in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/merric_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Of course! ‘Twould be a passing shame if you didn’t get to see me flex a little magic muscle. Wait till I show you my latest: Excalibur!"''

An Altean nobleman and childhood friend of Marth and Elice. He has spent years in Khadein training in magic under Wendell, and is the current holder of the Excalibur spell. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he is cornered by his rival Arlen, but is saved by Marth and Wendell.

->'''Class:''' Mage
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NozomuSasaki (Audio Drama, Dengeki CD), Creator/SoichiroHoshi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Juri Nagatsuma (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' [child]), Creator/YuriLowenthal (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* BadassCape: Merric gets an awesome cape upon promotion to bishop in the SNES version.
* BestFriendsInLaw: Eventually becomes this to Marth, who was his childhood friend, after he marries Marth’s sister Elice.
* {{Bishonen}}: He is a youthful looking mage.
* BlowYouAway: His signature spell, Excalibur, is powerful magic that conjures a blade of [[WindIsGreen green-colored wind]] to slice enemies with.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: He's known and loved Elice since they were children, and they eventually hook up.
* CombatMedic: Can use staves after promotion.
* CustomUniform: Has unique battle and map sprites as a Bishop in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', where he is depicted as a young green-haired man with a staff instead of wearing hooded cloaks like the other Bishops.
* DiskOneNuke: In the ''New Mystery'' prologue. His Excalibur spell is also one in ''Shadow Dragon'' where he can OHKO enemies the moment you recruit him (though Wendell can generally use it better).
* HumbleHero: Despite Kris being awed with his special status as Excalibur’s chosen wielder, Merric downplays his own importance, insisting that it was chance that awarded him the ability to use the tome.
* InTheHood: Wears a hooded cape, setting a precedent for many generic mages in the future games. Some illustrations has him flip it down.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:In ''Mystery'', he can save Elice from Gharnef's brainwashing in the final chapter.]]
* IllBoy: Elice reveals he was this as a child, being sickly most of the time.
* LightningBruiser: In the pre-DS games, Merric stands out as being surprisingly durable for a mage, with high HP and reasonable Defense, along with being backed by great Speed and the impressively strong Excalibur spell. In the DS games, he's a lot slower and squishier, though.
* NiceGuy: Merric is extremely easygoing, calm, and good-natured. He has endless patience with even the most trying people, like the bitter and jealous Arlen.
* NiceHat: Merric wears a [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:MarichDS.png very large mage hat]].
* PlayingWithFire: Uses a Fire tome in the ''New Mystery'' prologue.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here it comes."\\
"Winds, heed me!"\\
"I will not fail!"\\
"Now you've done it."
* SquishyWizard: True to tradition, Merric has low physical defense in exchange for his magical power. His HP growth is relatively high, though, particularly outside of ''Shadow Dragon''.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Excalibur tome, a powerful tome with high might, perfect accuracy, high critical rate, and effective against flying units. In the remake, Merric can wield the tome at base weapon rank while most male units cannot wield it until B rank.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Merric's hair is a bright green.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Matthis ''(Matis)'']]
!!Matthis ''(Matis)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Matthis_6269.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Dashing Noble'']]
->''"They forced me to enlist- you know I hate warfare, but it was into the army or onto the chopping block."''

Lena's brother, a lowly soldier of Macedon forced to fight against Marth's army under penalty of death if he refuses. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he pretty much serves the same role, only now as a soldier of the Macedon rebel army.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Say what you will about Matthis, but the manga actually makes him not cowardly at all and an all-around amiable guy.
* ArtificialStupidity: Is well known for being able to kill his beloved sister Lena as an enemy.
* BladeOnAStick: Has a higher lance rank than sword.
* BlueBlood: He's from one of Macedon's noble families.
* BornUnlucky: In the DS Remake, at least, he starts off with 0 luck whereas everyone else has at least 3 by that point. No wonder he's such a wreck...
* DirtyCoward: He lets himself be bullied into joining the villain's armies on two separate occasions.
* IdenticalStranger: To Vyland in the original ''Shadow Dragon'', with the similarities also extending to gameplay; this was rectified in later appearances of the two.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Acts this way towards Julian in the sequel, much to his annoyance. He manages to talk him out of it pretty quickly, though.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hardin]]
!!Prince Hardin of Aurelis
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Hardin_120.png]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Coyote'']]
->''"Make no mistake, Lord Marth. I consider myself an exceptionally good judge of character. If I thought you acted out of selfishness or ambition, I would not extend the offer I have. You have my trust."''

The younger brother of the King of Aurelis, and leader of its resistance against Dolhr. Known as the Coyote for his relentless spirit. Hardin is in love with Princess Nyna of Archanea, but seems to be unaware of her feelings for Camus. After joining with Marth's army, Hardin quickly befriends the young lord. For tropes relating to him in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', see [[Characters/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem here]] (beware spoilers).

->'''Class:''' Cavalier ([=FE1, FE11=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Dengeki CD), Creator/HideyukiHori (Japanese, Audio Drama, ''BS Fire Emblem''), Kazuhiro Nakaya (Japanese, ''Videogame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/RichardEpcar (English, ''Videogame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* TheArtifact: Marth gets a Silver Sword at the end of Chapter 4 of ''Shadow Dragon'' which is ostensibly for Hardin. However, he only has a D Rank in Swords, meaning that he can't use it. This is due to changes to the weapon rank system, as he could wield it in the original game.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Nyna cares for him, but her true love is Camus, though he doesn't know who exactly she falls in love with. [[spoiler:Becomes flat out LoveMakesYouEvil in the sequel.]]
* BadassMoustache: Hardin has a pretty cool thin mustache.
* BladeOnAStick: Has a higher lance rank than sword in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* BodyguardCrush: On Nyna, who he's been protecting for some time.
* DiscOneNuke: In all of his playable appearances. In the original and Book 1 of ''Mystery'', unless you are really lucky with the first two levels of Cain and Abel, Hardin is the only character who can equip Silver weapons other than [[CrutchCharacter Jagen]]. In the remake, Hardin can wield the Silver Lance right from his joining chapter, and, most notably, the Ridersbane. There's a reason why he is known as "Jagen with growth."
* EnemyMine: Teams up with Minerva of the enemy Macedon army to take out Macedon deserters in ''BS Fire Emblem''. At the end, they both acknowledge the other as a WorthyOpponent.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He's been protecting Aurelis and striking back at the Dolhr alliance with his own team for a good while before Marth shows up. Minerva's ''BS Fire Emblem'' map even has her meeting him on one of said exploits.
* TheLancer: He seems to have been Marth's in the first war, but since AnyoneCanDie, he gets swiftly OutOfFocus.
* NiceHat: A white turban.
* OutOfFocus: While he is intended to be an important character in the first game, the way the game is written made him relatively minor due to the lack of post-recruitment appearance and dialogue, something that is carried over to the remake. Averted in ''Mystery'' where a huge part of the storyline revolves around him.
* RedBaron: Coyote. Wolf's squad frequently mention his title as a sign of respect, and he certainly earns said title.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's the brother of the King of Aurelis, leader of the LaResistance, and is very competent statistically.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wolf]]
!!Wolf
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Wolf_8422.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Aurelian Hero'']]
->''"The Wolfguard's strength is not mine alone. It also belongs to Sedgar, my assistant in the battlefield. As well as Vyland and Roshea... And more than anything, it belongs to Coyote... Because he was with us."''

Hardin's right hand man, and is fiercely loyal to him. After the war, Wolf becomes the captain of the newly formed Wolfguard and continues to serve Hardin [[spoiler:even after his fall into madness. ''New Mystery'' alters that by letting him be able to not turn a blind eye on Hardin's madness and joins Marth's army, provided that Sedgar convinces him.]]

->'''Class:''' Horseman
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* {{Bishonen}}: In general, but taken UpToEleven with his ''BS Fire Emblem'' and DS remake designs. Interestingly, his NES sprite shows Wolf does have muscles, despite his boyishly handsome face.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: In the DS remake.
* CrutchCharacter: Played straight with him and Sedgar in the original and ''Mystery'', but averted in ''Shadow Dragon''. They look like classic Crutch Characters, and are even completely worthless if you look at their stats... however, they compensate for having much less levels by having some amazing stat growths, making both Wolf and Sedgar very viable late-game.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Becomes one after Hardin's death; he mindlessly throws himself into battle after battle, with his own demise clearly in mind. This attitude would later get him retired out of concern, putting Sedgar in his place.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:After Hardin descends into madness.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: A little bit, but his access to male-only classes makes his gender obvious.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Only in ''New Mystery'']].
* HorseArcher: Bows are the main weapon of the Horseman class.
* InstantExpert: As mentioned by Sedgar, Wolf eventually learned to skillfully use weapons other than the bow throughout the War of Shadows.
* TheLancer: Wolf is Hardin's second in command.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Shadow Dragon'', Wolf has absurd growth in almost all stats.
* MagikarpPower: In ''Shadow Dragon''. He starts as a level 3 prepromote with the bases of a level 1 unpromoted unit, but he has absolutely insane growth rates.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:Is forced to choose between siding with his idol or Roshea in the remake.]]
* PaletteSwap: In original ''Shadow Dragon'', his portrait was a modified Gordin portrait with pink hair and no armguards.
* PeekABangs: One of his eyes is hidden by his hair.
* RealMenWearPink: Wears pink armor.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Hardin.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sedgar ''(Zagaro)'']]
!!Sedgar ''(Zagaro)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Sedgar_1757.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Aurelian Star'']]
->''"You... Why are you invading other countries? Are you so blinded by your ambition?!"''

A Knight of Aurelis and the right hand man to Wolf. After the war, he joins the newly-formed Wolfguard. He's not recruitable in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', [[spoiler:but in ''New Mystery'', he can be recruited if you had Vyland convince him, and he goes on to become the new captain of the Wolfguard after Wolf leaves.]]

->'''Class:''' Horseman
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* AscendedMeme: Wolf and Sedgar in the DS remake of ''Shadow Dragon'' are notable for frequently being reclassed into Hero or General (which have much more usable base stats than Horseman, making them easier to train). In ''New Mystery'', his support has him talking about how in the last war, him and Wolf went from practicing with bows to using all kinds of different weapons.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: In the DS remake.
* CrazyPrepared: Implied in a support conversation with Kris. He makes sure weapons and other equipment are in perfect condition so that Wolf can use them in battle.
* CrutchCharacter: Played straight with him and Wolf in the original and ''Mystery'', but averted in ''Shadow Dragon''. They look like classic Crutch Characters, and are even completely worthless if you look at their stats... however, they compensate for having much less levels by having some amazing stat growths, making both Wolf and Sedgar very viable late-game.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Only in ''New Mystery'']].
* HorseArcher: Bows are the main weapon of the Horseman class.
* IdenticalStranger: Looks a lot like Tomas, or at least, he used to look like him until ''Shadow Dragon''.
* TheLancer: To Wolf. [[spoiler:He takes over his position once he starts to become a DeathSeeker.]]
* LightningBruiser: Just like Wolf, Sedgar has absurdly high stat growths in all categories in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* MagikarpPower: In ''Shadow Dragon''. He starts as a level 1 prepromote with the bases of a level 1 unpromoted unit, but he has absolutely insane growth rates.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:Is forced to choose between siding with Hardin or Roshea in the remake. However it's implied that he was aware that something was off about Hardin for some time, and he only really needs a bit of coercing from Vyland in order to defect.]]
* OneSteveLimit: In the French version, sort of. Since Draug was renamed Edgar, Sedgar's name was changed to Sagaro.
* StraightMan: Seems to be this for the Wolfguard, being the most rational of them and having the second highest position of them all.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: His portrait in the original ''Shadow Dragon'' is Gordin's portrait.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roshea ''(Roshe)'']]
!!Roshea ''(Roshe)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Roshea_6516.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Aurelian Hope'']]
->''"Wolf, Sedgar, Vyland. Do you not have second thoughts...? Does the battle plan not trouble you?"''

A Knight of Aurelis under Hardin. After the war, he joins the Wolfguard, but spends some time in Altea first. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he is the first (and in the original, only) of the Wolfguard to defect and join Marth's army.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier ([=FE1, FE11=]), Paladin ([=FE3, FE12=])
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* {{Bishonen}}: Roshea is so boyishly handsome with his big eyes and pink hair, he's easily mistaken for a girl.
* DefectorFromDecadence: In ''Mystery of the Emblem''. Starts the chain for the other Wolfguard members to do the same in ''New Mystery''.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:Though Roshea is the only member of Wolfguard who is willing to stand up to his former master]].
* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler:He was the only Wolfguard willing to stand up to Hardin's suspicious behavior, and in the remake will coerce Vyland and the others to see the truth.]]
* RealMenWearPink: Roshea is young and has pink/purple hair and armor. But in some versions of the game, he's one of the best cavaliers.
* TookALevelInBadass: His ''Mystery'' incarnation handed him some significant buffs (mostly to his growth rates) that made him more or less "Cain and Abel with slightly less availability", likely due to him now being somewhat significant to the plot. [[ZigZaggedTrope Sadly,]] the DS remake dropped his Speed growth back to its original level, making him mostly useless again, while his ''New Mystery'' incarnation suffers big-time from LateCharacterSyndrome.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vyland ''(Biraku)'']]
!!Vyland ''(Biraku)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Vyland_6733.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Aurelian Son'']]
->''"What's wrong with you, Roshea? Did the four of us not all pledge that we would die for Coyote? It was Coyote who freed us plain dwellers from slavery."''

A Knight of Aurelis under Hardin. After the war, he joins the Wolfguard. He seems to be one of the more sensible members of the group. Can't be recruited in the original, [[spoiler:but in ''New Mystery'', he can.]]

->'''Class:''' Cavalier ([=FE1, FE11=]), Paladin ([=FE3, FE12=])
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* FragileSpeedster: His only good stat is speed.
* TheGenericGuy: There really isn't anything noteworthy about him as Vyland is OutOfFocus unlike his comrades.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:''New Mystery'' only, Vyland is convinced to join Marth through Roshea]].
* MoralityPet: He considers Roshea as one and trusts his judgment more about what's right and wrong. [[spoiler:This was why he defects to Marth's group in ''New Mystery'']].
* MyMasterRightOrWrong
* YouAllLookFamiliar: In the original Famicom version, he shared a portrait with Matthis, who is another cavalier with poor growths. His subsequent appearances keep the similarities but differentiated them by making Vyland looking more confident than the cowardly Matthis.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wendell ''(Wendel)'']]
!!Wendell ''(Wendel)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Wendell_4133.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[BadassTeacher Wise Teacher]]'']]
->''"Hmm… It’s Khadein, lad. The land is not as you remember it. That fiend Gharnef seized power, and now he’s draped the city in darkness. I fear Khadein is doomed… I could not stay and serve him. So, I snuck out alone."''

A sage of Khadein and the teacher of Merric and Arlen. He dislikes war, but is forced to fight against his will.

->'''Class:''' Bishop ([=FE1, FE3=]), Sage ([=FE11, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Eken Mine (Audio Drama)
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* BadassTeacher: Taught Merric and Arlen magic.
* CoolOldGuy
* CombatMedic: As a Bishop/Sage, he can both heal and fight.
* CrutchCharacter: Can be considered the magical version of the Jagen archetype. In ''Shadow Dragon'', he is especially useful considering he can Reclass into almost every class and perform well thanks to his insane base speed.
* DistressedDude: He is locked up in a cell by the Macedonian in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' Book 1, and was arrested by Lang for falsely being accused of associating with the rebels in Book 2. Both time, he is freed and joined Marth's group.
* DiscOneNuke: He joins one chapter after Merric, and in the original, outdoes Merric in every single stat except for Skill, while also being able to use staves (something Merric can't do until ''very'' late'' in the game). He can stay viable all the way to the endgame, even with his mediocre growths.
* EyesAlwaysShut: His eyes are closed in his appearance in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Apparently, he has no love for war, but for some reason in ''Shadow Dragon'', he will attack you by default until you talk to him with Marth or Merric, while in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', he never actively attacks you and would up to Marth and talk with him.
* AnIcePerson: Comes with a Blizzard tome in ''New Mystery''.
* JackOfAllTrades: He fills this role in ''Shadow Dragon'': between high personal Speed, B-rank tomes and D-rank staves in his base class, and access to strong promoted classes like Dracoknight, he doesn't excel at any role, but can change up his tactics very easily. In the early game, he can perform well as a flier-killer or a chipper, or be a good filler combat unit when reclassed, while in the mid-to-late game, he can help out with staves (especially since it doesn't take much work to make him learn Warp).
* LightningBruiser: Oh, so very much. In the first game, he is the third fastest character at base right below Gotoh and Boah, and he has 8 Defense at base, in a game where 20 is the maximum stat, in a game where the strongest boss has only 14 strength. Thanks to this, it's almost impossible for him to be killed in the early chapters.
* MartialPacifist: Does not like war, as stated above. However, he will fight if he has to.
* {{Nerf}}: In the original game, a level 20 promoted Merric BARELY outdoes him at base, and he joined one chapter after Merric does. In the following games, such as the original ''Mystery of the Emblem'', the promotion system is tweaked, and his speed is lowered by 2. The DS remakes indirectly nerfed him by increasing the enemy stats; however, Wendell is still an excellent JackOfAllTrades with the Reclass System. That being said, there's a reason why we have the current Promotion system, and Master Seals replaced the old promotion items in the DS remake, and this guy is a major reason for it.
* ParentalSubstitute: Raised Grust's royal children after rescuing them from Gharnef.
* ReluctantWarrior: Hates fighting, but he will suck it up if it means bringing peace back to the land.
* ShockAndAwe: Comes with a Thunder tome in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* SquishyWizard: Except he's not squishy in the slightest in the original game. (See LightningBruiser above.) Even in the remakes, he can be surprisingly sturdy early on, especially when it's difficult to find enemies that double him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rickard ''(Ricard)'']]
!!Rickard ''(Ricard)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Rickard_4480.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Big-Time Thief'']]
->''"Funny story: I decided to break in here and clean the place out- and then I got caught. Hilarious, right? Comedy gold."''

A stray thief who is friends with Julian.

->'''Class:''' Thief\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazueIkura (Japanese, Audio Drama and ''BS Fire Emblem'')
----
* ADayInTheLimelight: He gets to be the focus of his very own ''BS Fire Emblem'' chapter, rallying up Lena, Navarre, Castor and eventually Malice and Dice. Not bad for an otherwise inconsequential Thief.
* AmbiguouslyGay: It's very easy to read his dialogue as him hitting on Julian, [[spoiler:although his last conversation with Julian in New Mystery of Emblem seems to suggest that [[AmbiguouslyBi he likes the opposite sex after all]].]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Rickard acts like Julian's younger brother.
* FragileSpeedster: Has low Strength and Defense growths, but good speed.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Very much more so than most other characters. If the novel's ages are canon, he is ''21'' in ''Shadow Dragon''. The manga adaptation makes him as diminutive and youthful as ''Maria''.
* PluckyComicRelief: When he's the focus he is commonly portrayed as comic relief, even if he is integral. Examples of such are the manga and ''BS Fire Emblem''.
* SayItWithHearts: Rickard ended his recruitment conversation with Julian with a heart in the original ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* TokenEvilTeammate: His base conversation with Julian in the remakes reveal that he never actually stopped being a bastard. When Rickard says that he's a noble thief, Julian suggests that he [[JustLikeRobinHood gives what he stole to the poor]]-and Rickard laughs and says that he saw right through him. This suggests that if BS Fire Emblem, where he did just that, is canon, he was doing it for selfish reasons, as Navarre suggested.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Of course, in the ''Fire Emblem'' world(s), it's not an unusual trait.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Bantu ''(Banutu)'']]
!!Bantu ''(Banutu)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Bantu_5906.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[{{Weredragon}} Fire Dragon]]'']]
[[quoteright:163:[[labelnote:Click here to see Bantu in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bantu_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I am truly sorry, child. Truly, I am. I will not let us be separated again. From now on, I will be there to protect you."''

An elderly Manakete who serves under Gotoh. He is the one who unsealed Tiki and raised her as they traveled the world.

->'''Class:''' Manakete\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Joe J. Thomas (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:In his 3rd Tiki support in ''New Mystery'', he explains that he intends to go on a journey to help other lost Manaketes by himself. Tiki is ''not'' amused.]]
* ContinuityNod: One of Nowi's event tile quotes in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' has her mention she made a new dragon friend named Ban... something. She can't seem to get the name right, but if this is indeed him, that's ''very'' impressive, seeing as ''Awakening'' takes place [[TimeSkip 2000 years in the future.]]
* CoolOldGuy: He's really damn old, but he still gets along well with youngsters like Kris.
* CrutchCharacter: The fact that his growths always were just as bad as Jagen's seem to indicate that he's this. In the NES and SNES versions of the game, Bantu has very high base stats.
* FaceOfAThug: Bantu has [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]](sometimes with [[BlackEyesOfCrazy black sclera]]) and a hideous wizened face, but he's firmly heroic.
* LethalChef: In an unusual sense. He teaches My Unit his recipe for pickled vegetables in ''New Mystery'''s supports, which actually turn out delicious -- it's just that [[spoiler:[[WhamLine they take "100 years or so" to pickle.]]]]
--> [[spoiler:'''My Unit''': Er, I'll probably be dead by then...]]
* TokenHeroicOrc: Fire Dragons are almost universally hostile; the manaketes loyally serving Dolhr in subjugation of humanity at large or wild dragons that mindlessly attack all who come near. Bantu is a sweet old man who loathes violence and refuses to hate humans. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', Bantu goes on a journey to help ease the relationship between humans and Manaketes.
* TheOneGuy: Meta-example. He is the only recruitable male Manakete, before [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin by technicality]], in the series.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: He's a fire dragon that can take the form of a human.
* PaletteSwap: Of Gharnef of all people in the Famicom version.
* PlayingWithFire: He's a fire dragon.
* Really700YearsOld: Probably even older, since [[spoiler:he was alive and served Naga at the time of her death(he is possibly Salamander mentioned in FE4's backstory)]]. It's very possible Bantu is still around at the time of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'', ''2000 years'' after Marth's games, where he's ''already'' implied to be old by dragon standards!
* StoneWall: In the original, he is a superb tank thanks to his infinite use Dragonstone that gives +17 Defense in a game where 20 is the stats cap, and even then you can make up for his low growth with the ridiculous stats boosting item. It is worth noting that with some abuse on the game's mechanics, he, and by extension Tiki, can become the single most physically bulky character in the entire series. This is more AwesomeButImpractical than anything, though.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Caesar ''(Seazer)'']]
!!Caesar ''(Seazer)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Caesar_640.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[OnlyInItForTheMoney Hired Sword]]'']]
->''"We're mercenaries. We have no liege. I need gold, and will do anything for it. Even selling my soul to the devil."''

A mercenary from Port Warren who joins Marth's army alongside Radd. He reappears in ''New Mystery'', trying to earn enough money to buy medicine for his ill younger sister.

->'''Class:''' Mercenary
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* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Originally a PaletteSwap of Radd, his design is revamped into a Jeorge-lookalike, though the two aren't related. The remakes have him retain his original class while Radd is retconned into a Myrmidon.
* GeniusBruiser: Caesar is often found reading books on war tactics in his base conversations in ''New Mystery''.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Radd are all but confirmed to be this in ''New Mystery''. Then again, though, Radd is in love with his sister, so they may well end up becoming actual family in the future.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Swords are his primary weapon as a Mercenary.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Similar to Castor above, he's got his reasons.
* PunchClockHero: Expanded on in ''New Mystery''. Though he's clearly an alright guy, he makes it clear to Marth that he's only joining if he gets paid, the fact they were comrades in the last war means nothing. He even says he'd gladly "sell his soul to the devil" if it means getting the money he needs.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in the second book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* SheatheYourSword: The only way to recruit him in ''New Mystery'' is to seize the throne without killing him. The map you fight him on is cramped and crowded, so you'll have your work cut out for you.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Radd ''(Radei)'']]
!!Radd ''(Radei)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Radd_1111.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Lady-Killer'']]
->''"I'm doing this for my own interests, too. So I'll tag along with you, Caesar. As I always have, and always will."''

A swordfighter from Port Warren who joins Marth's army alongside Caesar. After the war, he laid down his sword for a woman, implied in ''New Mystery'' to be Caesar's sister. Radd reappears in ''New Mystery'', helping Caesar earn money for his sister.

->'''Class:''' Mercenary ([=FE1=], [=FE3=]), Myrmidon ([=FE11, FE12=])
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* {{Bishonen}}: Radd has a very boyish face.
* BrilliantButLazy: Not so much lazy per se, more that his fighting style is unrefined and primal. He does put in an effort in trying to use sword techniques from a book Caesar gives him, but they don't compliment his battle style.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Originally a PaletteSwap of Caesar, his design is revamped so that they don't look alike. The remakes turned him into a Myrmidon while Caesar stayed in his original class.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Caesar.
* HeroesPreferSwords: As a mercenary, Radd uses swords.
* MagikarpPower: He is pretty good if you want to use him, though he has such horrible base stats that it is hard to train him.
* PaletteSwap: His portrait in the original ''Shadow Dragon'' is a recolor of Caesar's portrait.
* PunchClockHero: Pretty much the same case as Caesar.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in the second book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* SheatheYourSword: He and Caesar are recruited the same way in ''New Mystery''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roger ''(Rojar)'']]
!!Roger ''(Rojar)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Roger_8200.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[AllLoveIsUnrequited Still Single]]'']]
->''"…You’re very kind, Caeda. Dare I say, we don’t have girls quite like you back in Grust. Um, perhaps…I suppose I could…Aw, heck, I’m going with you!"''

A knight of Grust who is recruited by Caeda flirting with him. He later appears in ''New Mystery'', still with a crush on Caeda.

->'''Class:''' Knight
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: His crush on Caeda is played for laughs.
* BladeOnAStick: Like all Armor Knights, Roger starts with a Lance as his weapon.
* BornLucky: Would you believe, in ''Shadow Dragon'', ''this'' guy has the highest normal-unit Luck growth in the game? The only characters who come close are ''Nagi'' and ''Gotoh''. Unfortunately, it's for stat-reasons only. [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Such luck didn't score him any ladies at all.]]
* CallBack: His recruitment conversation in ''New Mystery'' is very similar to his recruitment conversation in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* TheGenericGuy: Before he is recruited he's no more special than the likes of his fellow knights at Port Warren.
* LightningBruiser: In, ''New Mystery'', Roger has great speed growth for an Armor Knight.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in either book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jeorge ''(Jorjue)'']]
!!Jeorge ''(Jorjue)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Jeorge_5446.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[ArcherArchetype Perfect Shot]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Jeorge in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jeorge_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Let me fight with you to save my land, and I will use this silver bow to show you marksmanship unlike any you’ve ever seen."''

An Archanean nobleman of House Menedy and one of the finest archers in the land. He joins Marth's army after hearing of his alliance with Princess Nyna and later becomes a mentor to the Altean archer Gordin.

->'''Class:''' Sniper\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunjiMajima (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/MickWingert (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* ArrangedMarriage: His family considered arranging the marriage with him and Midia and they were angry when Midia end up being with Astram. He didn't care as he knew that this was what his family wanted, not him.
* BigBrotherMentor: Mentors Gordin in archery.
* ChickMagnet: Kris mentions hearing rumors about him that indicate such.
* AFatherToHisMen: The only reason he doesn't defect to Marth's army immediately in ''Mystery''. He hates working for Lang, but knows his men will be punished as traitors if he deserts.
* HeelFaceTurn: In the sequel, not that he needed too much persuasion to do the opposite.
* HumbleHero: Deflects all the praise as being the finest archer as mere exaggeration.
* InformedAbility: Despite being labeled as the "best sniper on the continent", Jeorge isn't too remarkable and doesn't really stand out as an extremely stellar unit. If anything, he's seen as the BoringButPractical option. {{Justified}} in ''New Mystery'', where he explains it's due to the public's tendency to inflate positive rumors around his family.
* ManipulativeBastard: His family relies on trickery and manipulation to maintain their position as the Five Houses of Archanea. Jeorge wants nothing to do with his pragmatic lineage, [[YouAreWhatYouHate but finds himself relying on it anyways]].
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I won't miss, I'm afraid."\\
"Just as I calculated..."\\
"Sorry about this."\\
"This will be painless."
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Jeorge is of noble birth but is somewhat [[RebelPrince rebellious]], preferring to travel around.
* TheSmartGuy: He's a keen strategist and, much as he despises his family's political and manipulative plays, is skilled in those as well. As Kris points out in their supports, Jeorge likely set up his own recruitment by marching onto the front lines of a suicide mission, banking on the Archanean army ''not'' wanting to kill him.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Like Gordin, it seems no-one's interested in Romanizing his name the logical way: George.
* UriahGambit: In his support conversation with Kris, he figured that being ordered to defend the fort by Hardin was equivalent to a death sentence. He knew that not aiding Lang in his defense would end up getting him in trouble.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and ''Heroes'', he starts with the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Parthia]], a powerful Regalia. It is made his personal weapon in ''Heroes''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Maria]]
!!Princess Maria of Macedon
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Maria_4467.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Petit Princess[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Minerva's Sister]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Maria in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maria_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Thank you for rescuing me. Please be sure to tell my sister I am free. She’ll be grateful for the news. Now then. Shall we be off? I’m coming with you, of course.; …No protesting! I wish to help!"''

The youngest princess of Macedon, who was taken hostage at a young age by Dolhr in order to get her sister Minerva to fight. She is later rescued by Marth, allowing Minerva and her Whitewings to safely defect from Macedon. ''Mystery of the Emblem'' reveals that after Michalis was defeated by Minerva, [[spoiler:Maria prayed for him and restored him back to life. In response, when she is captured by Gharnef, Michalis risked (and depending on the version, gave) his life to save her.]]

->'''Class:''' Cleric ([=FE1, FE11=]), Bishop ([=FE3, FE12=])
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaSuzaki (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/WendeeLee (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* CatchPhrase: "No protesting!"
* CombatMedic: Upon promotion.
* DamselInDistress: She was held hostage by her own brother Michalis in order to keep Minerva in check until she was saved by Marth [[spoiler:and in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and its remake, where she and other girls were captured and brainwashed until Minerva can snap her out of it.]] [[DiscussedTrope It was discussed]] between her and Minerva in Shadow Dragon, as Maria insists that she not be seen as a helpless damsel and tells Minerva that she wishes to fight alongside Marth's army.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: For some reason, in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she couldn't wield the Aum staff, despite being a royal princess herself. This is remedied in the remake.
* TheMedic: She can only heal at first.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery''.]]
* MoralityPet: To her brother Michalis [[spoiler:since she showed him pity even though he treated her as a pawn.]]
* ThePollyanna: Very cheerful and happy despite spending so much of her life as a prisoner.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I won't lose!"\\
"One, two, THREE!"\\
"Just like Michalis!"\\
"Just like Minerva!"
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: A Princess of Macedon, but she's happy to heal others on the battlefield.
* RoyaltySuperpower: As a Princess, she can use the Aum staff in the remakes.
* SympathyForTheDevil: A subtle but ''very'' significant example. The fact that she still pities Michalis after all he did [[spoiler:not only prompts him to become TheAtoner, but leads to him getting Starlight back from Gharnef and thus Gharnef's final defeat. Wow.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity: She wore blue in the original ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''.
* WhiteMagicianGirl
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minerva ''(Minerba)'']]
!!Princess Minerva of Macedon ''(Minerba)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-MinervaDS_8302.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''True Leader[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Red Dragoon]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Minerva in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/minerva_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I would be lying if I said I did not wish it were that simple. But history needs to remember that when Macedon went astray, it was a Macedonian who set things right."''

The elder princess of Macedon and leader of the Whitewings. Reluctant to fight with Dolhr, Minerva is forced to do so after her sister Maria is taken hostage. Minerva later sends Catria to Marth in order to persuade him to free Maria and later defects after learning of Maria's safety. According to ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she is the one who fights against and defeats Michalis later in the war. During the events of ''Mystery'' itself, Minerva is crowned queen of Macedon, but is overthrown by a group of knights led by Rucke, but is saved by Michalis and later reunites with Marth.

->'''Class:''' Dracoknight (''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light & Mystery of the Emblem''), Wyvern Lord (''Awakening'' [=SpotPass=]), Pegasus Knight (''Fates'' DLC)\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YoshikoSakakibara (Audio Drama, ''BS Fire Emblem''), Creator/HiromiTsuru (Dengeki CD), Creator/AyaneSakura (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/CindyRobinson (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AbdicateTheThrone: [[spoiler:Feeling that she is inadequate to be a ruler after she was overthrown by Rucke, she gives Macedon's throne to Marth at the end of War of Heroes.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: In the remakes where Wyvern Riders/Dracoknights use axes as their primary weapon instead of lances. She comes with an Axe equal in power to the Regalia: The Hauteclere.
* AMotherToHerMen: To the other Whitewings at least.
* BladeOnAStick: In all versions, she can use lances.
* BadassInDistress: She gets captured in ''Mystery'', but once you rescue her, she goes right back to kicking ass like a champ.
* BrokenBird: Her father's death, brother's betrayal, sister's kidnapping, and stress over leading Macedon cause Minerva grief.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Michalis' Cain. She canonically defeated him in Macedon's palace, though was unable to deal the final blow.
* ContraltoOfDanger: She's got quite the deep voice in ''Heroes'', emphasizing her tough nature.
* DragonRider: She's a Dracoknight, so obviously. Her B-support with Catria in ''New Mystery'' reveals that she doesn't start as one; Minerva used to be a Pegasus Knight like her subordinates, but forced to switch into a dragon mount to represent Macedon's might as its princess.
* EnemyMine: With Hardin in ''BS Fire Emblem'' as they teamup to take out deserters. At the end, both acknowledge the other as a WorthyOpponent.
* FieryRedhead: Minerva can be somewhat hotblooded and her hair is bright red.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:In ''Mystery'', she can save Maria from Gharnef's brainwashing in the final chapter.]]
* LightningBruiser: By the time of ''New Mystery'', she's evolved into this: tough as an Armor Knight, fast as a Sage, strong as a Fighter, with Pegasus Knight movement.
* MightyGlacier: In the NES game, Speed is her only real statistical weak point, making her a rather common candidate for the Speed Ring. ''Mystery'' buffed her base Speed considerably, a buff which she kept in future installments.
* ThePeterPrinciple: A great warrior and a decent squad commander, but mostly inadequate as a ruler of an entire country.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"[[YouFool You poor fool]]..."\\
"Face me, coward!"\\
"I will end this swiftly."\\
"Make peace with your gods."
* RedBaron: "Red Dragon Knight" ("Crimson Dragoon" in the fan translation), in ''Mystery'' and its remake.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: A Princess of Macedon, but she led the army in the invasion of Aurelis and later fought for Marth's army.
* RoyaltySuperpower: As a Princess, she can use the Aum staff in the remakes.
* ShockAndAwe: She came with a Levin Sword in the original game.
* SlidingScaleOfGameplayAndStoryIntegration: It's mentioned in her B-Support with Catria that she used to be a Pegasus Knight. Using the Master Seals (or Elysian Whips for ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'') allowed access to the Dracoknight class for Pegasus Knights.
* TookALevelInBadass: Minerva improves considerably in most of the remakes. In the original, she was outclassed by nearly every promoted Pegasus Knight (though she was still very useful, as her subordinates wont join the party and won't promote until ''very'' late in the game). In ''Mystery'', she gained a decent amount of Speed, turning her into a LightningBruiser and one of the game's best units. In the DS games, she added the axe Hauteclaire to her arsenal, the strongest axe in the entire game, making her a borderline DiscOneNuke. Her growths being hiked up in ''New Mystery'' also makes her viable to the endgame.
* TrappedInVillainy: Forced to fight against Aurelis, and later Marth's army, as if she did not, Maria will be killed.
* WarriorPrincess: Another one.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Cherche, a Wyvern Rider in ''Awakening'', named her wyvern mount Minerva in honour of her.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Despite her best attempts at being a good queen for Macedon, she proves to be unpopular enough for a rebellion to spur from some light insistence from the possessed Hardin and get her captured by her own people. She ends up giving up the throne alongside all of the other rulers of Archanea after the War of Heroes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Linde ''(Rinda)'']]
!!Linde ''(Rinda)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Linde_7237.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Miloah's Child[=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Light Mage]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Linde in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/linde_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"No! Let me fight. With Princess Nyna’s blessing, and the tome my father left me, I can wield Aura magic. Let me use it to avenge him. I want to destroy Gharnef myself!"''

The daughter of Pontifex Miloah of Archanea, capable of using his Aura spell. After her father was killed by Gharnef, she disguised herself as a boy and escaped, but was later captured by slave traders (original) or ruffians (remakes). After being saved by Marth, she joins his army. After the war, Nyna took her as an apprentice and she was made a noble of Archanea. She is entrusted to get the Fire Emblem to Marth during the events of ''Mystery of the Emblem''.

->'''Class:''' Mage\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiSeto (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Implied with Merric. He's not mentioned by name as her crush, but the few leads available point at him.
* ArtEvolution: In the Famicom art, Linde had blonde hair and blue eyes (though this didn't really match her in-game art). ''Mystery of the Emblem'' establishes her hair and eyes as both being brown, which was closer to what the artists had to use in the first game itself.
* BlackMagicianGirl: Linde has one of the most powerful tomes in the game at her command.
* BrainyBrunette: Linde is a brunette who is one of the greatest magicians in the world. Later games have gone further in establishing that she is ''very'' intelligent.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: A brown-eyed brunette, something of an oddity in a series where characters have a rainbow variety of both hair and eye colors.
* DaddysGirl: She had a very close relationship with her father. This is shown especially in how much she treasures the robe she wears (it was a gift from him) and her desire to [[YouKilledMyFather kill Gharnef to avenge him.]]
* DiscOneNuke: In ''Mystery'', joins the group with one of the strongest weapons in the whole game (Aura) in ''chapter 3''![[note]]Which only she and other female mages (the latter with at least B Tomes) can use.[[/note]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Her oldest art, from the ''[=FE1=]'' and ''3'' days, tended to depict her as completely barefoot. Later design revisions, beginning with the first TCG, gave her very strappy, knee-high sandals, but these tend to still show a lot of her feet ([[ShesGotLegs and legs, for that matter]]).
* FanservicePack: While always cute and leggy, her design in ''Shadow Dragon'' was updated to have her robes be form fitting, revealing having easily noticeable hips and breasts. This carried into some other games like ''Fire Emblem Warriors''.
** Zigzaged in ''Heroes'' where her robes are altered to conceal some of her curves and being drawn as seemingly more petite, but her summer version goes the other way around with her swimsuit shows that she still has her curves.
* GlassCannon: Like every other spellcaster, she's a SquishyWizard. But due to Aura, she can dish out a lot of damage if she can stay out of danger. ''Heroes'' continues this tradition, with her having okay-ish RES but one of the lowest DEF scores in the entire ''game''! Her HP isn't hot, either; however, her base ATK and SPD scores are very high, and she gets Aura, which is a high ATK tome that allows her to easily reach 50+ attack before buffs.
* HeroicLineage: The child of Miloah, and inheritor of his ability to use Aura.
* ItWasAGift: Linde's attire was given to her by Miloah himself, so she really treasures it and doesn't take it well when someone (in this case, Kris) suggests a change of wardrobe even if it'd be more practical (like for climbing trees and picking up fruits). And if she has a complaint about her Summer outfit in ''Heroes'', it's [[SkewedPriorities less about revealing more of her skin]] but more about [[DaddysGirl it's not the same gift from her father.]]
* LightEmUp: Aura, her AncestralWeapon, is Light magic.
* MagikarpPower: Starts off at a low level in both games, but if trained, she can be deadly.
* MsFanservice: Even way back in the NES and SNES days, she was ''the'' Fanservice Girl of ''Fire Emblem'' by a long shot and remains one of the most attractive girls in the entire Archanea series. Her usual outfit always shows her feet and legs exposed, and in more recent games has begun looking rather form-fitting. In ''Fire Emblem Heroes'', her second appearance has her in a swimsuit that adds emphasis to her tight stomach and large breasts as well, which were aspects of her physique that were previously unseen. And then there's her apparent VaporWear tendencies...
* NumberTwo: She's a mix of this, TheApprentice and LadyInWaiting to Nyna, who trusts her to the point of handing her the Fire Emblem to give it to Marth in ''Mystery''.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Divine radiance, heed me!"\\
"I won't lose!"\\
"You're in trouble now!"\\
"This is going to hurt."
* RapunzelHair: Linde wears her long hair in a high ponytail that still practically reaches her ''knees'' (and in her older art, it was "merely" waist-length, while still teased high). She also happens to be the most magically-inclined female character that can be recruited.
* {{Revenge}}: On Gharnef for [[YouKilledMyFather killing her father.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She's a very high-ranking noblewoman, and she's not about to sit around and watch the world burn around her.
* ShesGotLegs: Official artwork focuses a lot on her hips and legs. It's a constant in all her designs.
* SweetPollyOliver: When first met in ''Shadow Dragon''. Doesn't last very long, though. Considering how curvy she is in later apperances, it's rather impressive she pulls it off.
* VaporWear: Even in her ''Mystery''-era art, she was famous for [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/c/c3/LindaFE3.png/revision/latest?cb=20170416180349 appearing]] to go ''distinctly'' [[GoingCommando full commando]]. Her design in ''Shadow Dragon'' and on tends to emphasize that, yep, that pink slip-on is just about all she's got aside from her shoes.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Aura tome, a powerful tome with extremely high might (the most powerful in the game) and has near perfect accuracy. In the remake, Linde can wield the tome at base weapon rank while most female mages cannot wield it until B rank.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jake ''(Jeik)'']]
!!Jake ''(Jeik)''

A Ballistician from Grust who is in love with Anna. He and Anna would later travel to distant lands like Jugdral and Elibe. In ''New Mystery'', he replaces a lone enemy Berserker.

->'''Class:''' Ballistician ([=FE1, FE11=]), Warrior ([=FE12=])
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For Jake's tropes, see his section [[Characters/FireEmblemRecurringCharacters here]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Midia]]
!!Midia
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Midia_7083.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''His Anchor'']]
->''"You do not take my meaning, Bishop. By "we" I mean Archanea. Archanea is saved. If Princess Nyna has truly come to chase the enemy from our halls, to free us…Then my death will have meaning."''

A Knight of Archanea and the lover of Astram. She is taken prisoner by Dolhr in Archanea castle, but is later saved by Marth. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she tried to rebel against [[spoiler:the corrupted Hardin]], but is again captured and rejoins once she's freed.

->'''Class:''' Paladin\\
'''Voiced by:''' ?? (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* ConvenientReplacementCharacter: By the time she joins, Jagen's stats are starting to fall behind. While Midia's stats aren't much better, she actually has good growth rates all-around that can give her better longevity from her recruitment onwards. Somewhat [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in ''Shadow Dragon'' since she has lower weapon ranks than Jagan in a game where weapon ranks really matter, but she's still a fine alternative.
* FauxActionGirl: Got captured in the same place twice. To be fair, she did try her best, but her opponents were none other than Camus (the most able warrior in the continent) and Hardin ([[spoiler:under the Darksphere's protection]]).
* LadyOfWar: In the main games, at least character wise. However, in ''BS Fire Emblem'', she acts much more crude out of desperation.
* PluckyGirl:
** During the fall of Archanea, when the group was all but defeated, she attempted to strike down Camus. Just to be clear: after being defeated, she tried to kill '''''[[FourStarBadass Camus]]'''''. Gal's got quite the guts.
** Not to mention her reaction of being scheduled of execution by [[spoiler:Hardin]] was nothing but [[DefiantToTheEnd defiantly]] spewing WhatTheHellHero on [[spoiler:Hardin]].
** This aspect turns out to be the very reason why Astram fell for her. Her willingness to become stronger and best him enamored him over time.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'' Book 2, where she gained a ''massive'' increase in base stats to the point that she can handle enemies ''even when dismounted''. This was mostly likely to compensate for the fact that [[EleventhHourRanger she's the last party member to join]]. Even in ''New Mystery of the Emblem'', she requires minimal investment to keep up with the rest of the party, allowing her to function as a decent filler unit.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Yet another character with blue hair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dolph ''(Tomth)'']]
!!Dolph ''(Tomth)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Dolph_5570.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[PaletteSwap Spitting Image]]'']]
->''"There is no justice left in Archanea. But justice lies in your Altea. And that's why I've come to you."''

A Knight of Archanea who was imprisoned alongside Midia, Boah, Tomas, and his look-alike Macellan. After the war, he leaves the Archanean Army as a rejection of Hardin becoming King. During the War of Heroes, he traveled to Altea to assist Marth in reclaiming the castle.

->'''Class:''' Knight ([=FE1, FE11=]), General ([=FE12=])
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* ArtEvolution: As the [[ArtShift art shifted]], Dolph became [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100723045821/fireemblem/images/d/d0/SnesDolph.gif gradually more]] [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100829182353/fireemblem/images/2/20/DolphFE12.PNG normal looking]].
* BaldOfAwesome: Like Wrys, his head is shaved.
* BigEater: In ''New Mystery'', it's revealed Dolph enjoys cooking and eating massive meals.
* BladeOnAStick: His weapon type is lances.
* DefectorFromDecadence: In ''New Mystery'', he joins Marth due to his disgust at the direction Hardin is taking Archanea in.
* {{Gonk}}: In [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100723045821/fireemblem/images/5/58/NESDolphMac.png his original appearance]].
* MightyGlacier: Lampshaded in ''New Mystery''. He's fully aware of his status as a walking shield, and loves it.
* OneSteveLimit: His original name sounds a lot like Tomas, another Archanean knight who debuts in the same chapter as he is. His name is changed into Dolph outside of Japan.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in the second book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Originally shares the same portrait as Macellan, and the two are still pretty similar after ArtEvolution kicked in. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in the epilogue of ''Shadow Dragon'' - Dolph's RedBaron title is "Spitting Image".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Macellan ''(Mishelan)'']]
!!Macellan ''(Mishelan)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Macellan_5286.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[PaletteSwap Dead Ringer]]'']]
->''"Archanea has nothing left for me. For the justice that I believe in, allow me to fight by your side again, Prince Marth."''

A Knight of Archanea who was imprisoned alongside Midia, Boah, Tomas, and his lookalike Dolph. After the war, he forms a band of watchmen near the border. During the War of Heroes, he traveled to Altea to assist Marth in reclaiming the castle.

->'''Class:''' Knight ([=FE1, FE11=]), General ([=FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' ?? (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* ArtEvolution: As the [[ArtShift art shifted]], Macellan's [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110628013654/fireemblem/images/e/eb/MishelanFE3.gif appearance eventually]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090904111448/fireemblem/images/5/58/MacellanSD.png matched the rest of the cast]].
* BaldOfAwesome: Like Wrys and Dolph, his head is shaved.
* BladeOnAStick: Macellan's weapon of choice is the lance.
* DefectorFromDecadence: In ''New Mystery'', he joins Marth due to his disgust at the direction Hardin is taking Archanea in.
* {{Gonk}}: Like Dolph, [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100723045821/fireemblem/images/5/58/NESDolphMac.png his original appearance]].
* MightyGlacier: Macellan has high defense bases with low speed, fitting for an Armor Knight.
* PaletteSwap: Initially shares the exact same portrait as Dolph, he wears dark pink armor starting from ''Mystery''.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in the second book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* SupremeChef: In ''New Mystery'', it's revealed he enjoys cooking.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: Originally his portrait is identical to that of Dolph, and the two are still pretty similar after ArtEvolution kicked in and his armor recolored. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in the epilogue of ''Shadow Dragon'' -- Macellan's RedBaron title is "Dead Ringer".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tomas ''(Thormas)'']]
!!Tomas ''(Thormas)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Tomas_8753.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Quiet Bow'']]
->''"Prince Marth, I've been waiting for you. I'm Tomas, an Archanean soldier--or was. I've since retired from the army. The Archaneans here just want to sacrifice the defenseless Gra soldiers. This act of brutality by my former homeland... I cannot tolerate. Please, Prince Marth. Let me fight with you in some way."''

A knight of Archanea who was imprisoned alongside Midia, Boah, Dolph, and his lookalike Macellan. After the war, he leaves the Archanean Army, but comes to Marth's assistance in Gra during the War of Heroes. He uses a bow.

->'''Class:''' Archer ([=FE1, FE11=]), Sniper ([=FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' ?? (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The manga established that he is jealous of Jeorge and his natural talent at archery.
* DefectorFromDecadence: In ''New Mystery'', he joins Marth due to his disgust at the direction Hardin is taking Archanea in.
* TheGenericGuy: Even his dialogue in ''New Mystery'' shows little of Tomas' personality besides a love of archery.
* IdenticalStranger: Looks a lot like a younger Sedgar, but it's never said they're related.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in the second book of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: He is essential for surviving ''New Mystery of the Emblem'''s Chapter 17, especially on Lunatic, as there are a massive amount of Dracoknights that ambush Marth's army.
* WilliamTelling: His supports in ''New Mystery'' have him drag Kris into doing this, first traditionally with an apple, and then trying it with ''a grape''.
* YouthfulFreckles: His portrait in ''Archanea Saga'' has freckles and his appearance is much more younger than the other characters.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Boah ''(Boha)'']]
!!Boah ''(Boha)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Boah_7623.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Royal Bishop'']]
->''"Well spoken, child. But let us be honest: that light has not shone as bright since our defeat at the hands of Dolhr. It will take a miracle to restore Archanea's prestige after this… Or, perhaps, some clever thinking. If our next king were to be foreign…"''

The adviser to the Archanean royal family, who was taken prisoner alongside the Archanean Knights. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', [[spoiler:he pressures Nyna into marrying Hardin, and is later killed defending Nyna from Hardin.]]

->'''Class:''' Bishop\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KojiYada (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* TheConsigliere: [[spoiler:To Nyna. But had he not told her to marry Hardin for the sake of Archanea...]]
* DemotedToExtra: Though he still played a role in the game's story, he's one of a handful of characters from ''Shadow Dragon'' to not be playable in the main story of ''New Mystery''; he's still playable in one of the ''BS Fire Emblem'' chapters, though.
* {{Nerf}}: ''Mystery of the Emblem'' dropped his Speed by a whole five points, turning him from "better version of Wendell" to "pretty much only useful for staves."
* SquishyWizard: Strong magic, low defenses.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:It's implied he dies in the sequel after talking to Marth.]]
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:He's well aware of Hardin and Nyna's unhappy marriage and apologizes to Marth for it in his final moments.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Beck]]
!!Beck
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Beck_1082.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Born Shooter'']]
->''"The name’s Beck. I fought in the battle at Castle Deil. After my shameful defeat there, see, I took refuge in this village. And when I heard your army was marchin’ this way, I readied my ballista, hopin’ for another taste of battle. So how ’bout it, princey? Take me along!"''

A Grustian Ballistician who deserted the army and joined Marth. In ''New Mystery'', he encountered Marth at the Ice Dragon Shrine while traveling with his new horse after discarding his broken-down ballista.

->'''Class:''' Ballistician ([=FE1, FE11=]), Horseman ([=FE12=])
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* ADogNamedDog: He named his horse Pony.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: In ''New Mystery of the Emblem'' as a Horseman.
* HeelFaceTurn: Sort of. He fought Marth's army at Castle Deil and after his defeat, decided to join him during the battle with Grust's Wooden Cavalry.
* HorseArcher: Became one in ''New Mystery of the Emblem'' when his ballista stopped moving and got a horse as his method of transportation.
* PutOnABus: Didn't appear in either of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. This was remedied in ''Heroes of Light and Shadow''.
* PaletteSwap: Of Jake's portrait in the NES game.
* SiegeEngines: Rides a ballista in ''Shadow Dragon''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Astram ''(Astria)'']]
!!Astram ''(Astria)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Astram_4412.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Midia's Hero'']]
[[quoteright:211:[[labelnote:Click here to see Astram in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/astram_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"While I have decided to lend you my sword, my allegiance lies with Princess Nyna-not you, my lord. I will follow your orders, but should I learn you have been false to her, or that you are manipulating her… Heads will roll."''

An Archanean mercenary and Midia's lover. Originally hired to fight for Dolhr, he is convinced to defect by his girlfriend. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he serves as one of Hardin's generals and wields the Mercurius, but is later convinced to defect by Jeorge.

->'''Class:''' Hero
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuyaNakai (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Jamison Boaz (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AloofAlly: He makes it clear to Marth that he doesn't trust him, and only works for his side for the sake of his liege. Jeorge tells Astram that he should be more open and trusting in their ''New Mystery'' supports.
* AmazonChaser: He grew to love Midia for her PluckyGirl attitude and strength.
* ArtificialStupidity: Can attack Midia when encountered as an enemy.
* HeelFaceTurn: Had to be convinced twice by his lover and friend.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Him wielding the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Mercurius]] is one.
* InformedAbility: He's called "the strongest man on the continent" multiple times, which he doesn't really live up to; it's very easy for a character to catch up to him and then some by his join time. His stats are at least competent in relation to the enemies and other base-level units in ''Mystery'', but they're downright laughable in ''New Mystery'', due to both the enemies and many other characters being buffed, and new characters that outclass him even at base being added.
* InspectorJavert: His role in ''Mystery'' and its remake. Notably, he pursues Marth's army for ''three straight chapters'', before finally showing up ''again'' back at Altea, where Jeorge can ''finally'' convince him to switch sides.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: An extreme case in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and its remake. He's described as the strongest man in Archanea, yet not only Marth can surpass his stats and weapon ranks/levels, but in the remake, while he does decent damage with Mercurius, he gets doubled by thieves who can potentially kill him.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"We will triumph!"\\
"You will never win!"\\
"You've forced my hand."\\
"Heads will roll."
* RightForTheWrongReasons: [[spoiler:His concern that Marth might betray Archanea comes true in ''Mystery'', but he doesn't know that it's actually as an act of self-defense against the brainwashed Hardin for invading Altea.]]
* TheStoic: Outside of Midia he's not one for words. He keeps his intents short and to the point and doesn't say much. This cold attitude was apparently even worse before Pales fell, as Midia comments that she always found him to have a cold disposition.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Archanea and Nyna. So much so that he was willing to chase Marth up to Khadein because he thought Marth was a threat to Archanea.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he wields Mercurius, the most powerful sword in the game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Palla ''(Paora)'']]
!!Palla ''(Paora)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Palla_5907.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[CoolBigSis Elder Sister]][=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Eldest Whitewing]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Palla in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/palla_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I am... ashamed by my own weakness. It feels as though the feelings hidden deep within my chest could leak out any moment... and it frightens me."''

Palla is the oldest of the three Whitewing sisters, and is Minerva's second in command. Originally forced to fight for Dolhr, Palla and her sisters are later able to defect after Maria was rescued. During the war, she develops a crush on Abel. After the war, she and Catria are forced to travel to the foreign continent of Valentia in order to save Est, getting involved with the war there and serving under Celica. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she joins Marth's army after Minerva is overthrown in Rucke's rebellion, and vows to help Julian and Minerva save Lena and Maria.

For tropes regarding her actions during the Zofia-Rigel war, [[Characters/FireEmblemGaidenCelicasParty see here]].

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight, Falcon Knight (''Awakening'' DLC)\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RisaTaneda (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/LauraBailey (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' [original][[note]]uncredited[[/note]]), Creator/AlexisTipton (English, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' [alt])
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Has a crush on Abel. Doesn't get anywhere, since he marries her little sister Est.
* BadassInDistress: She and Catria are hounded by Garth of the Grieth pirates during their stay in Valentia. They're saved by Celica and decide to join her to both repay her and rescue Est.
* BladeOnAStick: Being a Pegasus Knight, she uses lances.
* CoolBigSis: Towards her younger sisters and sometimes, to My Unit in ''New Mystery''.
* ChromaticArrangement: Of the Whitewing sisters, she is the green to Catria's blue and Est's red/pink.
* DiscOneNuke: In ''Mystery'', she is the third character (the first being Arran, the second being Catria) who can wield the Silver Lance, and her base stats are even more absurd than Catria. In ''New Mystery'', she is your second character (the first being [[CrutchCharacter Arran]]) who can use the Silver Lance and retains her amazing base stats with buffed growth rates. On top of all that, she joins in the third chapter.
* FanservicePack: Gets a bustier PlayboyBunny version of herself in ''Heroes''.
* HeroesPreferSwords: In contrast to her sisters, she uses swords in ''Heroes''.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Mystery'', she has a massive growth rate in every stats except for speed, coupled with a massive base stats which includes a really high speed to make up for her growth rate.
* MinidressOfPower: Her outfit in ''Heroes'' can, if you're being extremely charitable, be called a dress with tights under it. It's really more of a tunic than anything else.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Shall we?"\\
"My apologies."\\
"I cannot be merciful."\\
"Allow me to demonstrate."
* PromotionToParent: The Whitewings' parents has passed away since the girls were very young, and only Palla was old enough to remember her parents. Afterwards, she has been raising her sisters in the place of her parents.
* RecurringCharacter: She is one of four characters to appear in all seven of the Archanea/Valentia games, and the only time she's not playable is in ''BS Fire Emblem''. Together with her sisters, she's also playable in ''Awakening'' as a DLC character.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Catria ''(Katua)'']]
!!Catria ''(Katua)''
[[quoteright:200:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-FESMN_Catria_9237.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:''[[MiddleChildSyndrome Middle Sister]][=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Middle Whitewing]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:200:[[labelnote: Click here to see Catria in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/catria_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"We only had those opportunities thanks to you as well, Commander. And in this war too, I plan to make the Whitewings' prowess known throughout the entire world."''

Catria is the middle child of the three Whitewing sisters. Like her sisters, she was forced to fight for Dolhr prior to Maria's rescue, and later join's Marth's army. During the war, she appears to develop a crush on Marth. After the war, she and Palla traveled to the foreign continent of Valentia in order to save Est, getting involved with the war there and serving under Celica. During the events of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she joins with Marth's army after rebellion breaks out in Macedon.

For tropes regarding her actions during the Zofia-Rigel war, [[Characters/FireEmblemGaidenCelicasParty see here]].

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight, Dark Flier (''Awakening'' DLC)\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HitomiNabatame (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Connor Kelly-Eiding (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]]'')
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: This time with Marth.
* AscendedExtra:
** In a way -- in a game duology where precious few characters have (released) official artwork of them to the point where ''the final boss'' doesn't, she for some reason had a downloadable wallpaper all to herself from the Japanese ''New Mystery of the Emblem'' website.
** She also got a highlight segment in the trailer for ''Heroes.'' She also got a Hares at the Fair version, and is only the second character in the Archanea canon to get multiple versions after Caeda (third if you count Tiki). Marth, the ''lead character'', didn't get one until a month or so after Catria. Even after her sisters obtained Hare versions, she has an additional special alt.
* BadassInDistress: She and Palla are hounded by Garth of the Grieth pirates during their stay in Valentia. They're saved by Celica and decide to join her to both repay her and rescue Est.
* BladeOnAStick: Catria uses a lance in all games.
* BoobsAndButtPose: In her Heroes default art, her lower body is facing slightly away from the summoner while her upper body is turned towards them.
* ChromaticArrangement: Of the Whitewing sisters, she is the blue to Palla's green and Est's red/pink.
* DiscOneNuke: She is seen as this in ''Mystery'' and its remake.
* FanservicePack: Gets a PlayboyBunny version of herself in ''Heroes''.
* GreenEyedMonster: Her A-Support with her younger sister Est in ''New Mystery'' shows that she is jealous that Est managed to marry Abel, while her love is unrequited, and it boils whenever she see the two together, so she tries to crush her resentment through fierce training. Her previous supports with Est even has her lashing out violently during their sparring sessions, which terrifies the latter.
* HopelessSuitor: She has a crush on Marth, especially prominent in the remake, but Marth is already engaged and has no knowledge of her feelings.
* LightningBruiser: In ''Mystery'' and its remake. [[DiskOneNuke And she joins in the]] ''[[DiskOneNuke second]]'' [[DiskOneNuke chapter!]]
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Her supports with Palla in ''New Mystery'' explores her feelings of inadequacy in comparison to her sisters. One of her quotes in ''Heroes'' mention how she is afraid of being outdone by them (Palla tends to start with higher bases while Est is known for her high potential), as such she tries to make it up through extensive training.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here I go!"\\
"Finishing blow!"\\
"No matter the cost!"\\
"This ought to do it!"
* RecurringCharacter: She's one of the only characters to be playable in all seven Archanea/Valentia ''Fire Emblem'' titles, if one counts the four ''BS Fire Emblem'' chapters as one game. Being that she, Palla and Est are DLC for ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', she is playable in '''''eight''''' games!
* VaporWear: In her early artwork, it wasn't ''too'' emphasized (aside from one card in the early TCG), but beginning with ''New Emblem'' her design has tended to have her look very distinctly "commando" in the saddle region. ''Heroes'' takes it to an almost absurd degree, with her neutral portrait putting a distinct emphasis on her waist and her attack and damaged portraits really making it seem like, nope, nothing's there. Her ''Echoes'' design has actually been commended in places for walking this '''back''' somewhat.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like many characters, her hair is blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Arran ''(Aran)'']]
!!Arran ''(Aran)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Arran_9238.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Free Paladin'']]
->''"I won't last long. I probably won't survive this war at all. But, I have no regrets. A knight isn't a puppet that blindly follows orders. That is not loyalty. To fight for a cause I believe in, under a liege I believe in. That is what it means to be a knight."''

A knight living in an Altean village which is opposed to Samson's village. It is revealed in ''New Mystery'' that he once served under a different kingdom, but became disillusioned when he was ordered to put down a peasant rebellion caused by a bad winter's harvest. He left his lord and wandered the land looking for the true meaning of knighthood, eventually settling in the Altean army. During ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he falls ill, but continues to fight in order to maintain his honor as a knight.

->'''Class:''' Paladin
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* AscendedExtra: Gameplay version. He goes from some random Paladin you get in ''Shadow Dragon'' to the game's main CrutchCharacter in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* TheAtoner: Arran once killed innocent peasants under his previous lord and lives with the guilt of it. Arran wants to spend his last moments fighting for the people instead.
* CrutchCharacter: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and its remake. Book 2 Arran has high base stats, but has growths to rival Jagen himself, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration which it's explained by his illness]]. Still, he is VERY useful early on in ''New Mystery'''s [[HarderThanHard Lunatic Mode]], and being able to reclass into a Dracoknight early game helps until Sirius joins.
* {{Determinator}}: Continues to fight on despite being deathly ill.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: In ''New Mystery'', Arran coughs frequently thanks to his illness.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: With Samson; the village he is staying in hates the village Samson is staying in, and will close its doors to Marth should he recruit Samson first.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Supports in ''New Mystery'' reveal that he once slaughtered a band of hunger-striking peasants under orders from his lord. That decision weighs very heavily on him, causing him to wander the earth reflecting on what being a knight truly means.]]
%%* ThePaladin: Arran is of the paladin class.
* StealthMentor: Kind of becomes one to My Unit during supports.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: His sickness has left him with only a short timezone until his death.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Samson]]
!!Samson
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Samson_777.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Roaming Hero'']]
->''"Well, I don't quite get it, either. But... there are times when a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. That's all I can say... For now. Besides, I want to see how that kid fights. If he's a true hero, perhaps your decision will change."''

An Altean mercenary living in a village that is opposed to Arran's village. After the events of ''Shadow Dragon'', he was hired by Princess Sheena of Gra as a bodyguard and eventually fell in love with her.

->'''Class:''' Hero
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* AnAxeToGrind: In the remakes, Samson has a higher Axe rank than his Sword rank.
* BodyguardCrush: Toward Sheena, of course.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: His service to Sheena in the sequel, coupled with Arran being with the Altean army seem to indicate that he was passed up in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* HeroesPreferSwords: As a Hero, he could wield swords well. However, that only applies in the original ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'', as the remake gives him a higher Axe rank than Swords.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: With Arran; the village he is staying in hates the village Arran is staying in, and will close its doors to Marth should he recruit Arran first.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: He's the blue boy for Sheena's pink girl.
* RealMenWearPink: Subverted, his supports with the Avatar start with him looking up many "cute" items, but they're all implied to be for Sheena.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Xane ''(Cheine)'']]
!!Xane ''(Cheine)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Xane_8572.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[DittoFighter Shape-Shifter]]'']]
->''"Say, why don’t we team up? I do owe you for savin’ my hide. And I think you’ll find my talents are…quite considerable."''

A mysterious youth with the ability to transform and take the appearance of anyone he pleases. He joins Marth after being saved from the Dolhr army, although it is implied he was actually sent by Gotoh to keep an eye on Marth and later Tiki. He is one of the few surviving Divine Dragons, who lost the ability to take dragon form following the battle with the Earth Dragons centuries ago, when he, alongside Gotoh, threw away his dragonstone. Unlike Gotoh, Xane grew to hate humanity due to how they were treating dragonkind, to the point that he sympathized with the dragons who formed the Dolhr Empire. Despite this, he continues to serve Gotoh loyally, and seems to have taken a liking to Marth.

->'''Class:''' Freelancer (NTSC)/Chameleon (PAL)\\
'''Voiced by:''' Akeno Wantanabe (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'') Brandon [=McInnis=] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* {{Bishonen}}: He has rather effeminate facial features, for a dude.
* DittoFighter: His uncanny ability to transform into any unit within your army.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: But then again he ''is'' a shapeshifter, that feminine look is probably just his preferred look on his human form.
* TheGadfly: Absolutely '''loves''' messing with people. He usually doesn't have any malice on his messing though.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Due to how they treat the dragons.
* MechanicallyUnusualClass: He has the uncanny ability to transform into another unit. Series-wise, he is the only character aside from [[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Loki]] ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation although in-story only]]) to even have this ability.
* MoodWhiplash: He can go from being one of the most comical characters in the game to one of the most dead serious in the space of a few minutes.
* MrExposition: In ''Mystery'' and its remake.
* NobleBigot: Doesn't exactly have the highest opinion of the human race, but he's still ultimately one of the good guys.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Although a dragon is the one thing he can't turn into anymore.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He's even older than Tiki, and that's really saying something.
* SafetyInIndifference: It's implied that he used to have human friends, but the pain of outliving them made him close up and was what made him start hating humans. At least, until he meets Marth.
* StepfordSmiler: It's heavily implied he's a ''very'' bitter and cynical person deep down his carefree appearance.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Sympathized with the dragons who formed the Dolhr Empire due to how humankind was treating them.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: His trademark ability is to shapeshift into any other person, except dragons.
* WhamLine: "Yes, Gotoh is a Divine Dragon. And guess what? [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld So am I.]]"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Est]]
!!Est
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Est_6985.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[TheBabyOfTheBunch Little Sister]][=/=][[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Junior Whitewing]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote: Click here to see Est in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/est_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"...I'm sorry. Teehee, I'm so silly. I guess all this fighting's been taking its toll on me. Sorry, Abel. I'm okay now. But... Let us stay like this, just a little longer..."''

The youngest of the Whitewing siblings. Like her sisters, she was forced to fight for Dolhr due to Maria being captive. After Maria was saved, Est manages to steal the legendary sword Mercurius from Dolhr and joins Marth's army. After the war, she is captured by pirates and ends up getting involved with a whole other war in Valentia, serving under Celica with her sisters. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she weds Abel, [[spoiler:only for her to be taken hostage by Archanea in order to get Abel to fight Marth.]]

For tropes regarding her actions during the Zofia-Rigel war, [[Characters/FireEmblemGaidenCelicasParty see here]].

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RieMurakawa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/BriannaKnickerbocker (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]]'')
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* BabiesEverAfter: She was expecting Abel's child in the original ending of ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''. Since ''Mystery of the Emblem'' continued the story, this was omitted.
* BladeOnAStick: Est consistently uses a Lance to fight.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:Disappears after ''Mystery of the Emblem'', though we never learn why.]]
* ChromaticArrangement: Of the Whitewing sisters, she is the red/pink to Palla's green and Catria's blue.
* DamselInDistress: Twice, no less! She was first kidnapped by pirates and ended up in Valentia, prompting Palla and Catria to follow her there. Then, back in Archanea, [[spoiler:Eibel [[IHaveYourWife captures her to force Abel to do his bidding.]]]] She becomes a [[DeconstructedCharacterArchetype deconstruction]] of this trope in ''Mystery of the Emblem'': being captured a lot hit Est's self-esteem pretty badly that she wondered just how Abel fell for her (even if he's genuine), and in the end [[spoiler:it's implied that the reason she disappears after ''Mystery'' is because she feels like being too much of a burden to Abel.]]
* GenkiGirl: Est is a very plucky and excitable girl. She loses much of this after her imprisonment in ''Mystery'', however.
* MagikarpPower: Moreso in the original games than the remakes, especially when the stat cap is 20 even for advanced classes and class changing into a Dracoknight covers the weak points of her base class. It's even reflected in her DLC appearance in ''Awakening''; while her sisters both join as max-level promoted units, Est is a ''level 5 pegasus knight'' boasting the Aptitude skill, which boosts all growths by 20%. She's the basis of an archetype in later games of "late joining characters with low level but high potential"
* PoorCommunicationKills: She never directly talks about her self worth issues with Abel or her sisters, only inadvertently making it worse to the point that she [[spoiler:suddenly disappears after the War of Heroes.]]
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Take that!"\\
"Here I come!"\\
"I'll show 'em all!"\\
"Just like my sisters."
* RecurringCharacter: She's one of the only two characters to be playable in all seven Archanea/Valentia ''Fire Emblem'' titles, if one counts the four ''BS Fire Emblem'' chapters as one game; the other is Catria. She is also DLC in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tiki (''Chiki'')]]
!!Tiki (''Chiki'')
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Tiki_9286.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''[[{{Weredragon}} Dragon Scion]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:250:[[labelnote: Click here to see Tiki in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tiki_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"I don't wanna sleep anymore... Next time I close my eyes, I feel as though I'll never open them again. I don't want that. I want to live with everyone. I don't want to sleep."''

A Divine Dragon girl who traveled the world with her "uncle" Bantu, but was captured and brainwashed by Gharnef. After being freed from the spell by Bantu, Tiki joins the Altean army and takes a liking to Marth. She is the daughter of Naga, the God-king of the Divine Dragons, who gave his life to seal her away due to her massive power. Eventually, Bantu took pity on her, and unsealed her and raised her. During the events of ''Mystery'', she is put back to sleep by Gotoh, who is afraid she might go feral, but is allowed to be reawakened after Marth restores the Starsphere and claims the Lifesphere and Geosphere.

->'''Class:''' Manakete
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For Tiki's tropes, see her section [[Characters/FireEmblemRecurringCharacters here]].
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lorenz ''(Rolence)'']]
!!Lorenz ''(Rolence)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Lorenz_7220.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[AFatherToHisMen People's Man]]'']]
->''"Protecting his reign? …Aha ha ha, ha ha! Ahh, that mad logic! I feel as though I’ve shed twenty years and I’m talking to your father again. You win, Princess. I yield! I will join you, in the interests of king and country. Har!"''

A respected general of Grust and a close friend of King Mostyn of Talys. Unlike Camus, Lorenz opposed Grust fighting alongside Dolhr, but complied due to his loyalty. When Marth's army does battle with him and Camus, Mostyn's daughter Caeda convinces him to fight alongside them. After the war, he is made regent to Prince Jubelo and Princess Yuliya; however, in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', he is betrayed by Archanea and starts a rebellion in order to protect the royal siblings from Lang. [[spoiler:However, by the time Marth reaches him, he is too wounded to carry on and dies after entrusting Marth with the fate of the children.]]

->'''Class:''' General
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: One interpretation of his death in ''Mystery''.
* BladeOnAStick: Consistently a lance-wielder since ''Mystery'', and holds a notable niche in Book 1 of that game of being among the few viable Gradivus-users in indoor chapters.(Draug, Dolph, and Macellan are all pretty bad).
* CoolOldGuy: A goodhearted sort who, unlike Camus, is willing to look past HonorBeforeReason in the name of saving his country.
* DemotedToExtra: One of only a handful of characters of the original ''Shadow Dragon'' to not be playable in ''New Mystery''.
* DrivenToSuicide: He took his own life to ensure the safety of the royal siblings.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the original ''Shadow Dragon'', Armor Knights were incapable of promoting. This has the odd effect where, in terms of your playable roster's unit composition, the General class is exclusive to Lorenz in the earliest days of the series.
* EyepatchOfPower: This individualized him from the other PaletteSwap Bosses in the NES version.
* HeroAntagonist: In Chapter 1 of ''Mystery'', he's pretty much as sympathetic as you can possibly get, and is only fought because Marth is pressured into working for the villains at the time. Makes the fact that you can't save him even sadder.
* MightyGlacier: His defense is really high, but his speed is average. His growths are pretty high all around though.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Dies at the end of the first chapter of ''Mystery''.
* WorfHadTheFlu: As the first boss of ''Mystery'' and its remake he's already mortally wounded, which explains his incredibly low stats. In addition, in the original ''Mystery'', he is equipped with a broken lance, which grants no might, terrible hit, and high weight.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Elice]]
!!Princess Elice of Altea
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Elice_7593.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''Life-Giver'']]
->''"Too many people have died to keep Altea and its castle safe. I cannot abandon what so many lives have brought. With Father and Mother unaccounted for, I am the natural choice to remain with Altea’s people. And besides, by staying, I can buy time for the rest of you to escape."''

Marth's older sister and the princess of Altea. When Dolhr first invaded, Elice stayed behind so that Marth and his allies could escape. She survives, but is captured by Gharnef so that he could use her to use the Aum Staff. After Gharnef's defeat, Elice reunites with Marth and aides him with the power of the Aum. In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', she is captured by Archanea after they invade Altea [[spoiler:to be used as a sacrifice for Medeus's resurrection alongside Lena, Maria, and Nyna.]]

->'''Class:''' Cleric ([=FE1, FE11=]), Bishop ([=FE3, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Miki Takahashi (Audio Drama), Creator/SumiShimamoto (Japanese, OVA), Creator/AmandaWinnLee (English, OVA), Jenny Yokobori (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* EleventhHourRanger: Joins at the very end of both games and can contribute with her healing and Aum Staff usage.
* BackFromTheDead: The Aum staff can revive anyone who died (aside from the decoy in ''Shadow Dragon''), and Elice is the most notable user of it as in the original, she was the only one capable of using it. Even in the ''Mystery of the Emblem'' (in which Yumina can use it) and DS remakes, in which all princesses can use it if they have a staff rank of A, she is the one most associated with it, due to having both the staff rank and ability to use it.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:By Gharnef in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', being forced to revive and protect Medeus. Merric can snap her out of it.]]
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: The reason she's the DamselInDistress twice to begin with - she stays behind to buy Marth, and later Caeda, time to flee Altea, letting herself be captured by Gharnef.
* CoolBigSis: She's shown to be a caring sister to Marth.
* DamselInDistress: Spends most of both her appearances kidnapped.
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: She looks very different in her Famicom-era artwork, sporting a short tunic like her brother. ''Mystery of the Emblem'' onwards depicts her wearing a long white robe, fitting her role as a cleric and a princess.
* LateCharacterSyndrome: She has this badly in all of her appearances. She joins in the last few chapters in both games, she's too late to make use of the support feature in ''New Mystery of the Emblem'', and her stats are completely and utterly useless for combat.
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: Due to her lineage giving her the power to use the Aum, Gharnef kidnapped her to revive Medeus with it.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery'', she has DullEyesOfUnhappiness when under Gharnef's hypnotism.]]
* TheOjou: She had more time to get adjusted to the intricacies of an Altean princess than Marth did as a prince.
* RoyaltySuperpower: She's the princess of Altea and one of the few who can use the Aum Staff since it's princesses-only.
* ShipperOnDeck: Her paired Christmas-themed unit with Marth has a conversation showing she's very supportive of the idea of Marth and Caeda being together.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: With Marth's best friend Merric.
%%* WhiteMagicianGirl
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Well, she ''is'' Marth's sister.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gotoh ''(Gatoh)'']]
!!Gotoh ''(Gatoh)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Gotoh_2586.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[TheArchmage White Sage]]'']]
->''"I washed my hands of humankind and their foolish ways long ago. But you and your companions have convinced me that was a rash decision. Perhaps there is hope for you yet. Allow me to offer what help I can."''

A legendary magic user known as the White Sage, he was the founder of Khadein and the master of Gharnef and Linde's father Miloah. He became disillusioned with humanity after Gharnef betrayed him and killed Miloah. He eventually becomes a guide to Marth, whose actions restore his faith. He creates Starlight from the Starsphere and Lightsphere in order to defeat Gharnef and personally joins Marth's army in the final battle against Medeus.

Gotoh is one of the surviving Divine Dragons, who lost the ability to take dragon form when he threw away his dragonstone after the battle with the Earth Dragons centuries ago. Following Naga's dying wish, Gotoh watched over humanity during this time. During the events of ''Mystery'', Gotoh orders Marth to recover the five spheres and reveals to him the truth about the Falchion and the Fire Emblem, originally known as the Shield of Seals.

->'''Class:''' Bishop ([=FE1=]), Sage ([=FE11=])
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* EleventhHourRanger: In the original game and ''Shadow Dragon'', but not in Book 1 of ''Mystery''. He is the TropeCodifier for the series, and lends his name to the archetype.
* TheArchmage: He was one of the founders of Khadein and a powerful sage in Archanea.
* DemotedToExtra: Gotoh became nonplayable in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', relegating him as an old mentor and MrExposition.
* DummiedOut: There's an unused line for Gotoh when he dies and is forced to retreat in Casual Mode in ''New Mystery'', indicating that he was meant to be playable over there at one point.
* EyesAlwaysShut: [[EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference Sans]] ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', his eyes are always closed.
* MageKiller: In ''Shadow Dragon in the Blade of Light'', where everyone except Gotoh has 0 resistance, even enemies. Thus, he is very dependable against enemy mages in the final map.
* MrExposition: He provides the information to Marth, and he doesn't fight in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', solidifying it as this role.
* OldMaster: And this guy is old!
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: For one, he technically can't take dragon form anymore.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Gharnef is Gotoh's ex-student.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: While he is very old, not many expect to be thousand years old. He was old enough to take orders from Naga!
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', his reasoning for abandoning humanity was because they began using magic for warfare instead of peace. However, upon witnessing Marth and his companions battling Medeus, it convinced him that there is still hope for humanity.
[[/folder]]

!!Added in ''Shadow Dragon''

[[folder:Frey]]
!!Frey
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/frey.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Brave Knight'']]
->''"Count this knight honored to die in the service of his prince. Live, sire, and grow strong…"''

A knight of Altea. During Marth's escape, Frey volunteered himself as a decoy to lure the invading Gra/Grust army away from Marth and was seemingly killed. In ''New Mystery of the Emblem'', it was revealed that he was left for dead by the invading army and, after recovering from amnesia, reunites with Marth after the War of Shadows.
->'''Class:''' Cavalier
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* BadassBeard: Has a goatee, and is statistically speaking the strongest of the three starting Cavaliers in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* BadassTeacher: He's the knight in charge of lecturing in ''New Mystery of the Emblem''.
* BladeOnAStick: Like Abel, he has a higher lance rank than sword.
* ChromaticArrangement: The missing blue knight to go along with the traditional red and green knight pair in the remake.
* HeroicSacrifice: Canonically, he sacrifices himself to lure Jiol and his goons away so Marth can escape Altea at the end of the prologue. Fortunately subverted when he survives.
* NotQuiteDead: He is left for dead at the end of the tutorial of ''Shadow Dragon''. ''New Mystery'' reveals that he survived and rode out the war as an amnesiac.
* SacrificialLamb: Canonically this in the prologue chapters of ''Shadow Dragon''. [[BackFromTheDead He gets better in the sequel]].
* ScarsAreForever: Unseen, but the beating he took from Gra's knights apparently left him with one.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: The beating he took when Gra's knights found out he wasn't Marth left him with this, though he recovered between games.
* UndyingLoyalty: He's loyal enough to become the sacrifice in the prologue.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Must be why he's the canonical decoy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Norne ''(Norn)'']]
!!Norne ''(Norn)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/norne.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''[[JumpedAtTheCall The Volunteer]]'']]
[[quoteright:250:[[labelnote:Click here to see Norne in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/norne_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Prince Marth, ’tis an honor. By your leave, though, I’ll be savin’ the curtsy-bobbin’ for later. Quickly, sire!"''

A volunteer soldier who joins Marth as he is fleeing Altea. She appears to befriend Draug and Gordin and is an old childhood friend of Kris the My Unit of ''New Mystery''.

->'''Class:''' Archer\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumiHara (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Brittney Harvey (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With My Unit if they support. It's also [[http://kirakiraunmei.livejournal.com/5749.html officially stated]] by the developers in the 20th Anniversary Encyclopedia that Draug and Norne have romantic feelings for each other. It's hinted as well that Draug was talking about Norne in ''Heroes'' with a specific quote. "There's someone I've sworn to protect above all others." he's not shy about protecting Marth and the Summoner and the way he says it.... Yeah that's Norne.
%%* CountryMouse
* DummiedOut: An unused death quote indicated that she was supposed to be one of the recruits in the prologues in ''New Mystery'', indicating that she was intended to be playable in the prologues.
* GuideDangIt: Getting her in ''Shadow Dragon'' requires you to sacrifice two of your non-Marth units in Prologue IV, decoy included. Nowhere is this hinted in the game aside from her grandmother giving out her own Steel Bow if you visit a village in said chapter.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Has a support with Draug who is quite a deal larger then her. It's stated in the ''Fire Emblem'' 20th Anniversary Encyclopedia that Draug and her have a romantic attraction.
* NoSenseOfDirection: As revealed with her supports with My Unit, explaining why whenever she appears, she has someone else with her.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Rebecca]], she is a CountryMouse archer who volunteered to join the Lord's army. Physically, she looks almost exactly like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Ethlyn]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Athena]]
!!Athena
[[quoteright:216:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/athena_3.png]]
[[caption-width-right:216:''[[FunetikAksent Vun Voman]]/[[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Borderland Sword]]]]''

[[caption-width-right:216:[[labelnote: Click here to see Athena in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/athena_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->''"It is the least ve can do. Vat sort of selfish creature do you take us for? Ve vill join you, and you vill be grateful. Do ve make ourselves clear?"''

A woman who was saved from drowning by a group of Archanean villagers. In order to repay their kindness, she vows to save the village's children from the pirates in the area. After working with Marth to defeat the pirates, she insists that he let her in his army. In ''New Mystery'', she can appear in the prologue helping to train the new recruits, and later appears after being ambushed by Clarisse.

->'''Class:''' Myrmidon\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/YokoHikasa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/CristinaValenzuela (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: It's unknown where she hails from, but what is known is that she has a much browner skin tone than any other character.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: Athena likely didn't appear during ''New Mystery'''s prologue chapters; otherwise, [[spoiler:she would have likely recognized Katarina from the DLC episodes, which took place before it.]]
* DiscOneNuke: In ''Shadow Dragon'' she has incredibly good base stats that put her on the level of Ogma and Navarre immediately, and in the prologue of ''New Mystery'' she has enormous stats in comparison to everyone else, [[GuestStarPartyMember though she's only temporary and won't join until way later on]].
* FunetikAksent: Speaks in VampireVords and refers to herself in the first person ''plural''... [[UnexplainedAccent for some reason]].
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Joins with the Wo Dao sword in ''New Mystery'', and it is part of her default kit in ''Heroes''.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: In one of ''New Mystery''[='=]s DLC chapters, she happily helps Eremiya and her assassins, assuming that their reasons for rescuing the children from the Soothsires are as virtuous as hers.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"We always pay debt!"\\
"Here is thing for you!"\\
"Now we cut you!"\\
"Prepare for worst."
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Yet her hair in the sprite is brown for some reason.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Her speech is somewhat jumbled in ''Heroes'', hinting at her foreign origins compared to the rest of the cast.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Horace ''(Horus)'']]
!!Horace ''(Horus)''
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/horace_7.png]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Man of Worth'']]
->''"I betrayed my fellow knights and besmirched their good name. I will not dress up my sins as kindnesses! I accept my punishment. Allow me to die a knight’s death."''

A Knight of Archanea forced to fight for Dolhr after the people of Archanea were taken hostage. He is ultimately spared by Marth's army and pardoned by Nyna, to whom he swears devotion towards. He later appears in ''New Mystery'' fighting off Legion and his clones.

->'''Class:''' General
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* TheAtoner: Horace feels immense guilt for siding with Dolhr even though he only did it to protect the citizens.
* BladeOnAStick: His preferred weapon of choice, though his artwork shows him using a pole-axe for some reason.
* CripplingOverspecialization: In ''Shadow Dragon'', he would be a much better character if not for the fact that his starting class is a General, locking him into B Class Set as a result.
* DistressedDude: In ''New Mystery'', he found himself surrounded by Legion and his clones. Some are even packing [[AntiArmor Hammers]] just for him.
* MightyGlacier: As a General, Horace's speed is low but his strength and defense are high.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: He was trying to invoke this, but in an interesting twist, Nyna gives him "a traitor's life" rather than executing him, knowing why he did so.
* SuicideByCop: Horace wanted a Knight's death out of guilt for his betrayal and even says this is what he deserves if the player kills him as an enemy.
* UndyingLoyalty: Horace lives to serve Nyna and decided to go on living because of Nyna making him vow to fight to the war's end. If Horace dies, his last words are him lamenting breaking his vow to Nyna.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Like many characters, Horace's hair is bright blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Etzel]]
!!Etzel
[[quoteright:216:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/etzel.png]]
[[caption-width-right:216:''Spell Slinger'']]
->''"Tell me, Prince, have you any need for an extra…spell slinger? I’ve no taste for war, but I do have a fierce hunger for ending it. Let’s usher in a new era, you and I."''

A sorcerer from Archanea who lost his wife Ursula during the war with Dolhr, and is forced to fight for them in exchange for her ring. After the ring is received, he happily joins Marth's army. After the war, he traveled the world and appears to have settled in Khadein by the time of ''New Mystery of the Emblem''.

->'''Class:''' Sorcerer
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* AllThereInTheManual: Etzel coming from Archanea comes from the official Japanese site.
* AscendedExtra: His role is greatly expanded on in ''New Mystery'''s DLC chapters.
* DarkIsNotEvil: And he's the only Sorcerer you can recruit in ''Shadow Dragon'', not counting units you can reclass to Sorcerer.
* HighClassGlass: Etzel is one of the only characters to have a monocle.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Canas]], another monocled dark magic user with a tragic past.
* TragicKeepsake: The ring belonging to his late wife Ursula.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ymir ''(Hymir)'']]
!!Ymir ''(Hymir)''
[[quoteright:238:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ymir.png]]
[[caption-width-right:238:''[[GentleGiant No Monster]]'']]
->''"I’m strongest in the land! Well, second strongest, at least. I can hold my own in battle. But if you don’t want a monster in your ranks, I understand."''

A large man from Grust who is treated as a monster due to his size. Ymir eventually found a village who accepted him for who he is, but the villagers came under attack by the army of Grust. Ymir fights to protect the villagers, but is later convinced by Marth that they should work together.

->'''Class:''' Warrior
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%%* AnAxeToGrind
* TheBigGuy: But not in the five man band sense.
%%* GentleGiant
* IAmAMonster: Calls himself this when Marth first meets him. Marth however refutes it, saying that he might be "a giant among men", but also a hero.
* MeaningfulName: Both Ymir and Hymir are the name of Giants from Myth/NorseMythology.
* SatelliteCharacter: He has only one support conversation in ''New Mystery'' and is not considered a EleventhHourRanger, making him this.
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nagi]]
!!Nagi
[[quoteright:271:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nagi_7.png]]
[[caption-width-right:271:''[[{{Reincarnation}} Holy Avatar]]'']]
[[quoteright:271:[[labelnote:Click here to see Nagi in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nagi_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Take me with you. I must…finish what I started…I think. I must fight with you."''

A mysterious woman with amnesia who resembles Tiki, she's found sleeping in a coffin atop a tower in another dimension. She is awakened by Marth, who was sent there by Gotoh to make up for a lost Falchion and a dead Tiki, and gives a weaker version of the Falchion. She later joins his army in the final battle against Medeus, insisting that she has something she needs to finish. She disappears shortly after the war ends, only to reappear in ''New Mystery'' when Medeus threatens to revive again.

->'''Class:''' Manakete\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SumiShimamoto (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
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* EleventhHourRanger: An alternative to Gotoh in ''Shadow Dragon'', and the only one in ''New Mystery''.
* CrutchCharacter: A lategame version of this trope in ''New Mystery''. Aside from the kidnapped clerics, she is the final member who joins the party and her Divinestone is handy against the majority of the enemies in the last three chapters of the game if you ran out of anti-dragon weapons or neglected Tiki. Her bases are decent with Divinestone boosts and has room to level up even more.
* CuttingOffTheBranches: When she appears in ''New Mystery'', Marth doesn't recognize her, implying her recruitment in ''Shadow Dragon'' was non-canon.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: She's a Divine Dragon like Tiki.
* PowerUpLetdown: In ''Shadow Dragon'', she's supposed to be a last resort against Medeus, but he doubles her on Hard-5 difficulty and kills her in a single round. Hope Marth gets a critical hit with his wimpy replacement Falchion. (Alternatively, an Aum Staff can fix that particular problem and let her go again.)
* RapunzelHair: Her hair is long enough to reach her feet.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Implied to be Naga, Tiki's parent and former leader of the Divine Dragons. When Naga herself made an appearance in ''Awakening'', her design was heavily inspired by Nagi's.
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[[/folder]]

!Non-playable Characters
[[folder:Allied [=NPCs=]]]
!!King Cornelius of Altea
The late King of Altea, and father to Marth and Elice. When the Grust/Khadein army invaded Altea on behalf of Dolhr, Cornelius personally led the Altean army, backed by their allies in Gra, to battle, wielding the Falchion. However, the king of Gra, Jiol, betrayed Altea in the middle of the battle and Cornelius was killed. It is unknown who actually took his life, although it's attributed to Gharnef, Camus, and Jiol in at least one version of the story each.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Japanese, OVA), Creator/RobBundy (English, OVA)
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* AbusiveParents: As interpreted by the OVA -- Cornelius smacked Marth for refusing to follow through in killing a deer he shot. Neither the games themselves nor any other adaptation supports this interpretation, though.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Brunette in the OVA, white-haired in the manga, and finally blue-haired in his "blink and you'll miss it" ''Shadow Dragon'' appearance.
* DisappearedDad: Is one to both Marth and Elice, thanks to the betrayal of his former ally King Jiol of Gra.
* PosthumousCharacter: In the actual games, he never makes a physical appearance and is either already dead before the game starts or killed offscreen in the opening hours.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Well, ''tried'' to do something.


!!Queen Liza of Altea
The late Queen of Altea, and mother to Marth and Elice. She was killed by Morzas during Gra's invasion of Castle Altea.
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* MissingMom: Is one to both Marth and Elice, thanks to Morzas killing her off.
* PosthumousCharacter: Never makes a physical appearance and is already long dead by the time the games begin.

!!Malledus ''(Morodof)''
[[quoteright:110:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Malledus_4147.gif]]
->''"You are Anri’s last male descendant, the only one who can wield Falchion. You must find the blade that was taken, and put an end to Dolhr and its misguided Manakete rulers."''

Marth's elderly tactician and advisor. Malledus was also the former confidant to Marth's [[DisappearedDad late father, King Cornelius]]. During the game, he explains to Marth the events of the war where Marth's ancestor, Anri, fought Medeus.

->'''Class:''' Bishop (in cutscenes)
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in the [=OVA=].
%%* CoolOldGuy
* FountainOfExpies: After ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', there's always been a tactician/advisor/strategist in the army or kingdom that gives advice to the main character. Only recently did they double as playable characters.
* MrExposition: As above, he's responsible for explaining the setting and setting up Medeus' role as the final boss ahead of time. Perhaps too far ahead of time.
* PutOnABus: Is not seen at all in Book II of ''Mystery of the Emblem'' due to being ill.
* RememberTheNewGuy: He just show up out of nowhere in the original ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light''. He appeared at the end of Chapter 3 to tell Marth about the bandit's money without any fanfare, what-so-ever. His role is only explained in the manual. But, at least he had an introduction in the prologue of ''Shadow Dragon''.
* SadisticChoice: Playing the prologue of ''Shadow Dragon'' as it was meant to be played leads to him explaining the necessity of these. This earned ire from most players, who disagree on principle.
* TheStrategist: The first in the entire series.

!!Miloah ''(Miroa)''
Former Pontifex of Archanea, Linde's father, and one of the pupils of the White Sage Gotoh. Due to his virtuous heart, he was chosen to wield the light magic Aura by Gotoh. However, Gharnef would later betray Miloah and Gotoh out of jealousy. At the beginning of the War of Shadows, Gharnef, backed by the Dolhr Empire, invaded Khadein and used his dark magic Imhullu to kill Miloah. Before his death, however, Miloah had entrusted Aura to his daughter and sent her to safety.
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%%* AdaptationInducedPlothole: He was the original inheritor of Aura and gave it to his daughter before his death. In the DS Remakes, while Linde can use it with an E rank for tomes, it is a B rank tome for other female mages. How Miloah was able to use a female-exclusive tome is never questioned.
* BadassMoustache: His only depiction ever, a ''Mystery'' guidebook illustration, gives him one.
%%* DisappearedDad
* DotingParent: From Linde's account, he was very much this to her.
* LightEmUp: Wielded the light tome Aura before Linde.
%%* PosthumousCharacter

!!Princess Nyna of Archanea ''(Niena)''
[[quoteright:230:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Nyna_8511.png]]
->''"I am Nyna of House Archanea. 'Tis Archanea's burden to protect the world of crisis- a duty I have striven to fulfill. But Dolhr has laid waste to my kingdom, and now I find myself powerless to stop the world from falling into ruin. Marth... Please, pick up the banner where I have let it fall. Lead your might against Dolhr, and free us all."''

The Princess of Archanea and last living member of the Archanea royal family. Spared and protected from Dolhr by Camus, Nyna fell in love with him and eventually convinced him to help her escape. Afterwards, she joined with Hardin and later Marth and guided them throughout the war.

After the War of Shadows and upon succeeding the throne of Archanea, she is pressured into marrying either Marth or Hardin by Boah despite still loving Camus. Upon seeing that Marth has settled with Caeda, she chose Hardin as her husband.

->'''Class:''' Bishop (Sage in ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Awakening'' [=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ReiSakuma (Dengeki CD), Creator/MichikoNeya (Japanese, Audio Drama, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* BodyguardCrush: On Camus, and Hardin has one on her. For Camus, it can be interpreted as a variation of StockholmSyndrome, given that she was in captivity at the time.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:By Gharnef in ''Mystery'', being forced to revive and protect Medeus. Camu... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial er, Sirius]] can snap her out of it.]]
* BrokenBird: Poor gal is given a really raw deal, and it has a BIG effect on her.
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:Disappears after the conclusion of the War of Heroes, leaving Archanea to Marth.]]
* EleventhHourRanger: She doesn't become playable until the very final chapter of ''Mystery''.
* LoveTriangle: The one between her, Hardin, and Camus is key to both games. And then there's the fact that Camus is already engaged to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Tatiana]] back in Valentia, so even when she realizes that Camus is still alive, her chances are none.
%%* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery''.]]
* MsExposition: Like Malledus, she guides Marth during the War of Shadows and adds insight on what the war is about from her point of view.
* PromotedToPlayable: She's a non-playable NPC in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', but can be controlled for the final level of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. She's also a main character in the first and last chapters of ''BS Fire Emblem''.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Camus, as it is destined by the curse on the Fire Emblem like her ancestor.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:She married Hardin without ''actually'' loving him, thinking that their alliance would be beneficial for Archanea ''and'' having been given such an advice from her advisor Boah. When Hardin found out, he fell in depression, and this led to Gharnef corrupting him with the Darksphere.]]
* WhiteMage: In the 1st and 4th ''BS Fire Emblem'' chapters, she's usable for healing. The former even has a Thunder tome for her to use.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: She does everything she can for Archanea as a whole, sacrificing her own happiness and compromising her ideals in the process. It horribly backfires, though.

!!King Mostyn of Talys
[[quoteright:115:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Mostyn_3037.gif]]
->''"The time has come! Be patient, steady, strong: I know you will do great things."''

Mostyn is the first King of Talys, who united the island tribes. He is the father of Caeda and is friends with Lorenz of Grust. He hid Marth in Talys after his flight from Altea, and was rescued by him when pirates under Gazzak attacked the castle.

->'''Voiced by:''' ?? (Japanese, OVA), Creator/PhilRoss (English, OVA)
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* NoNameGiven: He is just referred to as the King of Talys ingame; only developer notes confirm his name as Mostyn.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Reasonable enough to lend his mercenary troops to Marth.

!!King of Aurelis
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_KingAurelis_1284.PNG]]
->''"Ohh! The rumors are true, as I suspected. I am old and frail, and without children. And now, the brother I once trusted has become... like this. Prince Marth, please, protect Aurelis in my stead. I entrust everything to you. As a sign of my allegiance, I would have you accept this orb."''

The older brother of Hardin, who has entrusted his younger brother with defending the nation due to his poor health. During ''Mystery of the Emblem'', at first he trusted and supported Hardin until he received a letter from Nyna describing Hardin's condition. Afterwards, he personally traveled to the front lines to stop the Wolfguard from fighting with Altea.
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:He's safeguarding the Lifesphere, hence why it didn't appear in the first game. In addition to ordering the Wolfguard to back off, he entrusts it to Marth.]]
* NoNameGiven: Not even in the developer's notes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He handed the Lifesphere, his authority of Aurelis, and permission to slay his now mad brother to Marth. In addition, he ordered the Wolfguard to stand down in which they obeyed, except for Wolf, Sedgar, and Vyland, who ignored his orders and continue to make their stand in Archanea to protect their liege in ''New Mystery''.
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:By the time he meets with Marth in ''Mystery'', he has already come to terms with the probable death of Hardin's sanity, and urges Marth to put Hardin out of his misery, confident that his real brother wouldn't expect any less.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Historical Characters]]
!!Naga ''(Narga)''
Known to humans as the God of Light, Naga was actually the leader of the Divine Dragon tribe. Eons ago, the nature of the world changed, forcing dragons to take humanoid Manakete forms to survive. The Earth Dragons, aside from Prince Medeus, refused to take Manakete forms and gradually began to go insane. In order to protect the fledgling human race from the raging Earth Dragons, Naga led her tribe to battle against them, eventually sealing them away with the Shield of Seals, forged from her own fang. Tasking Medeus to guard the seal, Naga forged from another of her fangs the holy sword Falchion. Some time after this, she and a few of his allies moved to give power to humans on the Jugdral continent in their time of greatest need, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar but that is a tale for another time]]....

Shortly after the birth of her daughter Tiki, Naga was forced to seal her away, as her great power would drive the infant child insane, leading to the destruction of the world. Afterwards, Naga passed away, entrusting fellow Divine Dragon tribesman Gotoh to watch over the world in her place. While the exact details are unknown, she has seemingly reincarnated as the Manakete Nagi in an alternate dimension.
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For Naga's tropes, see her section [[Characters/FireEmblem here]].

!!Emperor Adrah of Archanea
The Founder of the Kingdom of Archanea. Originally a lowly thief, sometime after the death of Naga he managed to loot the Fane of Raman and steal the Shield of Seals, removing the spheres from it to sell for cash, unknowingly weakening the seal on the Earth Dragons in the process. He also stole what would eventually be known as Archanea's Three Regalia (the Gradivus, the Mercurius, and the Parthia) and used these weapons as well as the money he gained from the spheres to raise an army that would sweep across the continent. Believing it the cause of his good fortune, he renamed the now weakened Shield of Seals "Fire Emblem" and made it the crest of his new kingdom.
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The revelation about all the above information was completely excised from ''New Mystery''.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Some believe the curse on the Fire Emblem was the result of him stealing it, if so, that means all the hardships his nation goes through could be a case of this.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Pretty much literally.
* RagsToRoyalty: Went from some random thief to the founder of the greatest superpower on the continent.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: When he removed the Spheres from the Shield of Seals aka the future Fire Emblem to sell them and get the money he needed for his army, the Seal's power over the Earth Dragons weakened -- and thay allowed [[BigBad Medeus]] and other Earth Dragons to go crazy in one way or another and begin antagonizing humanity.

!!King Anri of Altea ''(Henry)''
The founder of the Kingdom of Altea. Originally a peasant living on the Altean islands with his brother Marcelus, Anri became involved in the war against the Dolhr Empire after meeting with Princess Artemis of Archanea. Falling in love with her and vowing to protect her, Anri journeyed to the Temple of the Ice Dragons, led by Gotoh, and claimed the Falchion, allowing him to slay Medeus. Despite their love, Artemis and Anri could not marry for political reasons, and because of this, Anri died without an heir. After his death, his kingdom was divided into Altea, ruled by Marcelus, and Gra, founded by nobles who opposed Marcelus coming to power.
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: In the end, he wasn't able to be with Artemis and died without any heirs.
* FamousAncestor: Averted, in a sense. Although the royal family of Altea has pride in being descendants of Anri, they're actually direct descendants of his brother Marcelus.
* HeartbrokenBadass: He did it all to help Artemis, but she couldn't be with him. He never married in his life, and his kingdom was succeeded by Marcelus, so no one knows what became of him afterwards.
* HistoryRepeats: The LoveTriangle between Anri, Artemis, and Cartas is repeated with Camus, Nyna, and Hardin, with Camus paralleling Anri.
* RagsToRoyalty: He went from a peasant to a rebel leader and a King.
* ShaggyDogStory: He went on a quest to retrieve the Falchion all for Artemis, but they couldn't marry anyway.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Artemis.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Princess Artemis of Archanea
The Princess of Archanea during the time of Anri. When Dolhr invaded Archanea, Artemis was forced to flee the country, but not before giving the Fire Emblem to General Cartas. To ensure Cartas's victory in battle, she placed a curse on the Emblem. She ended up in the Altean Islands, where she met and fell in love with Anri. After Anri left to claim the Falchion, Artemis and Cartas formed a liberation army against Dolhr and with Anri's aid, were able to win the war. Artemis and Anri were unable to marry, however, due to Anri's peasant-born status, forcing her to marry Cartas. She died giving birth to Cartas's child.
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* DeathByChildbirth: She fell victim to this, as mentioned above, and among her last words she referred to the Emblem as "the end of the war and the end of love".
* HistoryRepeats: The LoveTriangle between Anri, Artemis, and Cartas is repeated with Camus, Nyna, and Hardin, with Nyna paralleling Artemis.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The tragic end of her tale is blamed on the curse she placed on the Emblem during the war.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Anri.
* TheWoobie: In-universe, she's regarded as one by most.

!!Emperor Cartas of Archanea
The leader of the Archanean army during Anri's time, who was given the Fire Emblem by Princess Artemis and led the war effort against Dolhr. With the aid of the Emblem, Cartas was able to turn the tide until Medeus personally entered the battle. After the war, he married Artemis on request of the people, either oblivious to or simply ignoring her feelings for Anri. Their relationship would end in tragedy, however, as Artemis would die giving birth to his child.
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* HistoryRepeats: The LoveTriangle between Anri, Artemis, and Cartas is repeated with Camus, Nyna, and Hardin, with Cartas paralleling Hardin.

!!King Iote of Macedon
The Founder of the Kingdom of Macedon. Originally a slave of Dolhr, Iote and his men taught themselves how to ride the wild wyverns and took up arms against the Empire, eventually joining Cartas's liberation army. After the war, Iote and his men returned to the lands where they once served as slaves and bulit a kingdom there, with Iote chosen as their king.
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* DragonRider: He was the first of many ancient Macedonian to tame the wyverns that lived in the region and ride into battle against their slavers. This established Macedon's air superiority in the continent.
* GenerationXerox: Michalis is said to be his second coming. However, while Iote was presumably a just man, Michalis is [[AmbitionIsEvil anything but]].
%%* RagsToRoyalty
* {{SlaveLiberation}}: He was once a slave who took the full brunt of Dolhr's brutal regime, until he led a revolt against their masters.
[[/folder]]

!Antagonists
!!Dolhr Alliance
[[folder:Dolhr (Doluna, Durhua) and Dragons]]
!!Emperor Medeus of Dolhr ''(Mediuth)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Medeus_9769.png]]
->''"Hmph, you’ll find an earth dragon like me harder to tame than Gharnef, brat. Come and face me. I’ll tear the ground asunder and make you wish you’d never been born!"''

An Earth Dragon and, if not the cause of it all, the primary foe and biggest threat of the game. He was once a prince of the Earth Dragon royal family, but when the dragons were forced to take Manakete form, he was the only Earth Dragon who complied and thus did not go wild. After the other Earth Dragons were sealed by Naga, Medeus was tasked with guarding the seal. Over time, he became furious on how humans looked down upon his race, so he formed up the Dolhr Empire and enslaved humanity. He was eventually killed by the hero Anri, and his kingdom was destroyed. Centuries later, the dark priest Gharnef brought his forces back and worked to resurrect him. Medeus was revived, but not completely, as he could not leave Dolhr Keep.

->'''Class:''' Manakete ([=FE1=], [=FE11=]), Earth Dragon ([=FE11=]), Dark Dragon ([=FE3, FE12=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HideyukiHori (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'')
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* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: He makes such a claim both times he is defeated.
* BackFromTheDead: Twice, both times revived by Gharnef - once before the beginning of ''Shadow Dragon'', sparking the War of Shadows, and again near the end of the War of Heroes in ''Mystery''. As he dies for the second time, he swears that he can be revived again.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With Gharnef.
* DarkIsEvil: He's the Dark Dragon, and he sure ain't a good guy.
* DishingOutDirt: Sort of, being an Earth Dragon, but he and his clansmen use what the game terms "[[DarkIsEvil Dark Breath]]". In the Famicom and Super Famicom games, Earth Dragons would ''crawl up out of the ground'' to attack.
* FinalBoss: In both games.
* FightOffTheKryptonite: As a Dark Dragon, he is no longer weak to the Divinestone, leaving only the Falchion as his weakness.
* HumansAreBastards: He despises humans with a passion because of years watching humans mistreat manaketes.
* LooksLikeOrlok: Medeus's human form has this appearance.
* MotiveDecay: He was a straightfoward conqueror in ''Shadow Dragon'' who wanted to rule over humans, but after his resurrection in ''Mystery'' he's become a straight-up OmnicidalManiac and GenericDoomsdayVillain. It's implied he CameBackWrong.
* NonIndicativeName: Sort of an in-universe example - everyone calls him the "Shadow Dragon", but he's an Earth Dragon and he doesn't appear to be in possession of any sort of dark-based power which would give rise to a name like "Shadow Dragon". That said, come ''Mystery'', he does indeed become a full-fledged shadow dragon, with the earth element suddenly being associated with dark powers in return.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: This one's actually justified. As stated above, he has to stay within the walls of Dolhr Keep until his resurrection is complete; if he left it, he might be powerless.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Moreso than the other Manakete characters, being an Earth Dragon.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Given that he started several wars against humanity because of how they treated the Manaketes...
* ScissorsCutsRock: In most games, a Lord with the local legendary weapon can take on the final boss pretty handily, or at least hold their own. But on the higher difficulties of the DS remakes, Medeus versus Marth, even with Marth capped out and wielding the Falchion, is an easy squash in Medeus's favor without extremely heavy Seraph Robe/Dracoshield investment. ''New Mystery of the Emblem'' gave this a patch job by buffing the Binding Shield to give Marth +2 in all his stats, meaning that a Speed-capped Marth avoids getting doubled and can at least duel Medeus if he's well-supported.
* SNKBoss: In the higher-difficulty levels of the DS remakes, he is... well, busted, with stats far outclassing the standard caps in just about every area. Even maxed-out units wielding the game's strongest weapons are still going to struggle with bringing him down quickly.
* TrueFinalBoss: In ''Mystery'' and ''New Mystery''.
* VillainRespect: Grants this to Camus in ''BS Archanea'' chapter 4 if he manages to kill off Bulzark.
-->'''Medeus:''' Camus... Your prowess is just what I'd expect from the Sable Knight, pride of Grust. Be proud, Camus. Your exploits forced my hand, and had me come here personally. You have annihilated an entire battalion by yourself, and even killed Bulzark. I must take care of you myself... You know, the last one who gave me this feeling was that troublesome Anri.

!!Gharnef ''(Garnef)''
[[quoteright:220:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Gharnef_6290.png]]
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->''"Heh heh heh…You dare challenge me, fool? You must not value your life. Cower before the might of the dark magic Imhullu!"''

Gharnef was a former pupil of Gotoh, but due to his lack of a caring heart, he was passed up for inheriting the Aura spell in favor of Miloah. Enraged by this, Gharnef stole the Darksphere and forged from it the spell Imhullu, which corrupted his soul. Gharnef then began his plans to take over the world: first by killing Miloah, then by reviving Medeus and the Dolhr Empire, and then manipulating the rulers of the other nations into betraying Archanea and Altea and siding with Dolhr. Despite his power, however, Gharnef was eventually killed by a member of Marth's army wielding the Starlight spell.

[[spoiler:Years later, it is revealed that Gharnef survived by hiding his soul in the Darksphere, and later used that sphere to corrupt Emperor Hardin of Archanea. Using the war between Archanea and Altea as a distraction, Gharnef kidnapped four maidens (Nyna, Maria, Lena, and Elice) to be sacrificed for Medeus's revival.]]

->'''Class:''' Bishop ([=FE1, FE3 Book 1=]), Dark Mage ([=FE3 Book 2=]), Sorcerer ([=FE11, FE12, Awakening SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Minoru Inaba (Audio Drama), Tomohiro Masuda (Dengeki CD), Creator/TakeshiAono (Japanese, OVA), Creator/CharlesCampbell (English, OVA), Creator/KenNarita (Japanese, ''Fire Emblem Warriors'') Creator/DCDouglas (English, ''Fire Emblem Warriors'')
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: To an extent, but his artwork in ''Heroes'' smooths his face, especially his lips, and changes his skin to a much more natural color, making him appear somewhat younger than his other official depictions in other games and media.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Gharnef is Gotoh's ex-student.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In the sequel, his soul kept alive by the Darksphere and his body revived by the heretic priests.]]
* BigBadDuumvirate: With Medeus; they're a duumvirate at the very least. Gharnef specifically revives Medeus from his century-long death for this purpose, but it's implied he has plans which transcend Medeus and will (try to) dispose of him once he's done; for his part, since [[OrcusOnHisThrone he cannot leave his castle]] without losing his power or risking death, Medeus pretty much relies on Gharnef to actually execute their plans for dominating Archanea. [[spoiler:In the sequel, he is indisputably the main villain.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The Darksphere is implied to have done this to him. It's also practically his MO, doing this to [[spoiler:Hardin, Eremiya, and to a lesser extent, Arlen in the sequel]].
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:It's noted by Arlen that reviving a body without the soul would bring forth a monster. Gharnef's soul is trapped by the Darksphere. You do the math.]]
* CripplingOverspecialization: Gharnef might be immune to everything but Starlight, but his stats are significantly lower than what one would expect from a late-game boss. [[spoiler:In the second game, his bishops will spam Fortify staves to try and compensate, so you'll probably have to kill him in one turn.]]
* DarkIsEvil: An EvilSorcerer who uses a dark spell Imhullu crafted from a Darksphere which shoots evil spirits or souls into his victims.
* DisproportionateRetribution: All of this because he was passed over to inherit ''a single tome''?
** Becomes FridgeLogic and GameplayAndStorySegregation in ''New Mystery'', where there's an Aura tome inside a chest in the hideout of the Assassins he formed through controlling Eremiya.
* EvilMakesYouUgly: It's implied he was handsome or at least normal looking when he was Gotoh's star pupil.
* EvilSorcerer: He's got the sorcery, and he's definitely got the evil. He's even placed in the Sorcerer ''class'' in the [=DS=] remakes and VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening.
* FountainOfExpies: The progenitor of the franchise's long line of [[EvilMakesYouUgly gnarly]], [[ObviouslyEvil Obviously]]-[[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorcerers]].
* GoodIsNotNice: Pre-corruption, obviously -- he's been described as having been a just man, but lacking a caring heart.
* GreenEyedMonster: His jealousy of being passed up of inheriting Aura to his rival Miloah drove him to steal [[ArtifactOfDoom the Darksphere]].
* MoreThanMindControl: He didn't need any magic to manipulate [[AmbitionIsEvil Michalis]], though.
* NoSell: Imhullu protects him from all damage, save that of Starlight.
* ObviouslyEvil: His portrait in ''Shadow Dragon'' should tell you enough.
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:Becomes this in ''Mystery of the Emblem''. Conquer the world? Nah, now let's cut Medeus and the Earth Dragons loose to ''destroy'' it.]]
* PromotedToPlayable: He can be controlled in the "Three Assassins" DLC chapter. He retains his Imhullu-granted immortality, and since his one weakness Starlight is exclusive to the player... [[PurposelyOverpowered have fun]].
* SeeYouInHell: He mocks Marth and his army in his dying breath, believing that they have no chance against Medeus's might while he waits for them in the depths.
--> ''"I shall be waiting in the pits of the inferno...for when [Medeus] sends you to join me... Heh heh, ha ha ha!"''
* SendInTheClones: Gharnef creates two clones to confuse the player in ''Shadow Dragon''. Amusingly, Imhullu's NoSell gives you an easy way to separate the clones from Gharnef - use the item Earthsphere, which does 13 damage to every unit on the map. The real Gharnef won't be injured, but the fake ones don't get that protection.
* SinisterMinister: He is the Dark Pontifex of Khadein. He was a Bishop in the original ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* SkippableBoss: You don't have to kill him in ''Shadow Dragon'' - and ''can't'' if you don't get Starlight. But if you ''do'' kill him, you get [[InfinityPlusOneSword the much more powerful version of Falchion]].
* StartOfDarkness: He was once a man of justice, but the Darksphere ended up corrupting him after he stole it.
* TheStarscream: Implied to be his ultimate intention against Medeus in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Gharnef sports one of this. Since he was once Gotoh's righteous pupil before jealousy took him...

!!King Mannu of Pyrathi ''(Manue)''
[[quoteright:111:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Mannu_1971.gif]]
->''"Interlopers! Barbarous filth! They dare dig their heels and hooves into this hallowed ground? I will kill them for this- one by one- then turn the crimson grass beneath them into their pyre!"''

Mannu is the king of the small isolationist nation of Pyrathi. He regards Marth and his army as "unclean" and attacks them as soon as they arrive.
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' as his map was removed in Book 1.
%%* BeardOfEvil
* FantasticRacism: Seems to regard humans as unclean...
* {{Hypocrite}}: ...except for the army of humans who serve under him.
* InTheHood: Seems to be a thing for male Manaketes.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* PlayingWithFire: Like most living Manaketes, he's a fire dragon.

!!Khozen ''(Shorzen)''
->''"Burn…! Burn, till your blood boils and your flesh cooks!"''

The boss of Chapter 11. He is one of the manaketes who serves Medeus. He helps Grust and Dolhr hold Archanea, and only seems to care about incinerating his enemies. He is one of the only boss characters in the game that doesn't start on a throne or a gate, and actually moves on the map.

->'''Class:''' Manakete
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* AdaptationalBadass: Goes from little more than a mini-boss to the biggest threat towards the Altean army in the Archanea arc of the manga. [[spoiler:It took Abel attempting a HeroicSacrifice to put him down]].
* AxCrazy: Really seems to be fighting just so he can incinerate humans (or anyone who gets in his way, at least).
%%* InTheHood
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Another fire dragon.
%%* KillItWithFire
* SkippableBoss: One of the few in the game.

!!Volzhin ''(Bozen)''
->''"Rebel pup! You dare defy Dolhr? Then writhe in the fires of Bolganone!"''

The boss of Chapter 12. He is a bishop leading the forces occupying Archanea and a good example of a human holding authority in Dolhr.

->'''Class:''' Bishop
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: A minor one. In ''Shadow Dragon'', he is labelled as being with the Grust army even though he refers to the might of Dolhr while being fought. Later on, in chapter 15, [[spoiler:Camus]] mentions him as being a general of Dolhr. In ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'' Book 1, the Chapter 12 enemy army was labeled as Dolhr.
%%* BeardOfEvil
* KillItWithFire: He wields a powerful Bolganone tome.
%%* SinisterMinister

!!Heimler ''(Himmler)''
Heimler is a sub-boss in Chapter 12 under the service of Volzhin. He was absent in Book 1 of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', replaced by a generic soldier.

->'''Class:''' Paladin
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' because cavaliers cannot appear in indoor maps, forcing them to dismount. As he is an enemy and dismounting is a command for the player, he is instead replaced by a soldier.
* FillerVillain: About as much filler as you can get, really.
* FlatCharacter: He has no dialogue or any personality.
* WardensAreEvil: In the original game he is one that imprisoned Midia and her cohorts, including confiscating Boah's Thoron tome. This role was given to Volzin in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and ''Shadow Dragon''.

!!Dejanira
->''"Hm, something bothering you, now? Don’t tell me you are toying with the idea of rejoining your motherland? Because if you do, I think you know exactly what will befall your people."''

A boss in chapter 12x. He forced Horace into betraying Archanea and joining Dolhr by holding the villagers hostage.

->'''Class:''' Paladin
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* FillerVillain: Added in the remake.
* GenderBlenderName: He is named after Heracles' wife.

!!Morzas ''(Moses)''
[[quoteright:107:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Morzas_8873.gif]]
->''"Kee hee hee…Wretched Altean whelp, stumbling home to the slaughter… What fool throws away a life already so preciously bought?"''

A cruel Manakete left in charge of Altea Castle after Camus's demotion. He personally killed Queen Liza, Marth and Elice's mother, and executed captives for the smallest of reasons. He is killed by Marth's army as they retake Altea.

->'''Class:''' Manakete
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'' and ''Mystery of the Emblem'' Book 1, he resembled an old man, but in ''Shadow Dragon'', he is a much younger and stronger-looking Manakete.
* BeardOfEvil: He had a WizardBeard in the original games, and got an even more evil-looking goatee in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* KickTheDog: His killing of Liza, Marth and Elice's mom.
%%* InTheHood
* MageKiller: Depending on the game, Mage Dragons either have a extremely high Resistance, or flat out void all magic damage.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A ''Mage'' Dragon.
* PaletteSwap: Reused Mannu's portrait in the original Famicom game.

!!Xemcel ''(Zemsel)''
->''"This land, all of it- it belonged to us! Then you humans took it…defiled it!"''

The boss of Chapter 24. He guards Dolhr Keep and is likely taking orders under Medeus himself. He is killed by Marth's army.

->'''Class:''' Manakete
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%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* InTheHood
* FantasticRacism: He believed that all of Archanea should belong to the dragons, not the humans.
* MageKiller: Like Morzas, Mages should stay away from him.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Another Mage Dragon.
* PaletteSwap: Of Mannu/Morzas in the Famicom and Super Famicom versions.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Grust (Grunia)]]
!!King Ludwik of Grust ''(Louie)''
The weak king of Grust who sided with Dolhr out of fear. He is never directly seen and seems to have died by the time of ''Mystery of the Emblem''. His children are the twins Jubelo and Yuliya, who become party members in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' after lots of misadventures.
----
%%* DirtyCoward
* TheGhost: He is never seen despite his kingdom being one of Dolhr's greatest allies. Internal data reveals the class "Grust King", hinting that he might be planned to be fought at some point. His existence in the first game is merely as a mention by Lorenz.
* IHaveYourWife: ''Mystery'' reveals Gharnef had kidnapped his children in order to blackmail him. As it turns out, though, he was such a DirtyCoward Gharnef didn't even ''need'' that to get him on his side. [[ForTheEvulz He kept them under horrible conditions anyway.]]

!!Camus
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Camus_7181.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''[[BlackKnight Sable Knight]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote: Click here to see Camus in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/camus_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"Were my heart my master, I would do exactly as you say. But what sort of knight abandons his kingdom- his king!- now, when they need him the most? Would you have me toss away the life I have built as if it meant nothing at all?"''

The leader of Grust's Sable Knights, said to be the most able man alive. During the war, he fell in love with Nyna and helped her escape from Dolhr's grasp, at the cost of his own rank and freedom. Despite having to fight against his beloved Nyna and her allies, Camus served Grust loyally and to the end and was seemingly killed by Marth's army...

For tropes regarding his actions as Zeke during the Zofia-Rigel war, [[Characters/FireEmblemGaidenAlmsParty see here]].

->'''Class:''' Paladin\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuhikoInoue (Japanese, ''BS Fire Emblem'', ''Fire Emblem Heroes''), Creator/TravisWillingham (English, ''Fire Emblem Heroes'')
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* AntiVillain: The first of the Camus archetype, a soldier of an enemy nation who fight for honor and loyalty. As the result, he could not be convinced to fight for you, only against you.
* BladeOnAStick: He was given the stolen Gradivus, one of Archanea's Regalia, to wield following the conquering of Archanea. He isn't kidding when he says he's all but invincible with it -- it can be used to fully replenish one's HP. Best of luck killing him.
* BlackKnight: The leader of the Sable Order of Knights.
* CharClone: He's a sympathetic bad guy who is nonethless driven to fight the heroes, he has a romance arc doomed to end tragically, is the closest thing Marth has to a rival in the first game, he comes back in the sequel wearing a PaperThinDisguise, and he even looks a lot like Char.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is first mentioned in Chapter 13 as the leader of the Sable Order. And on the next chapter, he appears at the village to give Marth the Thoron tome and a warning of crossing path in the future.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:He was thought to have died in his battle at Grust. Not quite...]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Though he has short hair in all of the games he's in, ''BS Fire Emblem'' actually depicted [[https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/c/c7/BSFE-Camus.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100715210827 him with long hair]] [[https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/d/d7/BSFE-Nyna_and_Camus.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20101101162210 tied with a ponytail]]. Since it is a prequel before Marth even embarked to save Archanea, it's not unlikely that he had it [[TraumaticHaircut forcibly cut]] when he was punished for [[spoiler:sending Nyna away to safety.]]
* FountainOfExpies: He started an archetype of people who are honourable and moral, [[MyCountryRightOrWrong yet stays loyal to their nation]] and winds up fighting the heroes because of it.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He's the closest thing ''Archanea Chronicles'' has to a main character, appearing in 3 out of the 4 episodes and shedding much light on his motives during ''Shadow Dragon''.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: His reason for not joining Marth was because of his loyalty to his country, even when he and the rest of the Grustian army are essentially serving someone else manipulating behind the scenes. He also held the belief he would disgrace his knighthood should he leave it to ruin.
* NeverFoundTheBody: If you circumvent him in ''Shadow Dragon'', Nyna notes that his body was never found.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:He appears in the second and third games as the amnesiac knight Zeke and the masked knight Sirius, respectively.]]
* OfficialCouple: With [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Tatiana]]]]
* OneLastJob: [[spoiler:As Sirius, he returns to Archanea to settle one last piece of unfinished business (ensuring Nyna's safety) before retiring to a peaceful life in Valentia with Tatiana.]]
* OneManArmy: Addressed as much in his BS level. He takes on an army of Dolhrian cavalry, roaming thieves, and hired bandits with nothing but three Sable Knights and Nyna as reinforcements and ''mows them down''.
%%* ThePaladin
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"A waste of life."\\
"What a pity."\\
"Charge!"\\
"Admit defeat!"
* PromotedToPlayable: [[spoiler:In ''Gaiden'', ''Mystery of the Emblem'' and their remakes, under a different identity and disguise respectively.]] He is first playable under his own name in ''Archanea Chronicles''.
* SkippableBoss: In the remake. Though if you do, you won't be getting Gradivus. You only get a slightly different cutscene at the end of the chapter.
* StarCrossedLovers: Him and Nyna.
* WorldsBestWarrior: Camus is acknowledged by Medeus himself to be close to the power of Anri. In ''Shadow Dragon'' his subordinate all but calls him the world's strongest warrior. As far as his original incarnation goes, this is NOT a joke. After surviving the ordeal under Dolhr in which Camus is subjected to a FateWorseThanDeath, a recently freed Camus wielding the Gradivus is the biggest obstacle to Marth's army during the War of Shadows.
* WorthyOpponent: Medeus favourably compares him (and by extension, the player) to Anri should you succeed in killing Bulzark. His abilities are recognized by Marth and his allies as well.

!!Kannival ''(Chanaris)''
->''"W-what are you doing all the way out here? Blast, I’m finished…!"''

The boss of Chapter 8. He is an armoured knight guarding the eastern castle of Port Warren and is caught off guard as the Archanean league tries to capture the castle.

->'''Class:''' Knight
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* {{Gonk}}: In [=FE3=] book 1, less so in ''Shadow Dragon''. He still has a creepy look on his face though.
* MightyGlacier: He is an armor Knight.
* PunchClockVillain: You can't help but pity him, he just happens to be guarding that castle at the wrong time.

!!Harmein
->''"Curse Minerva and her pride! Grr, no matter. If I am to die here, then I won’t be dying alone!"''

A general stationed in the Lefcandith Valley.

->'''Class:''' General
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* PaletteSwap: Of Jiol in the original NES game. In [=FE3=], he got the boss portrait used for most bosses in the NES game.

!!Zharov ''(Jucaph)''
->''"Impossible, I’m afraid. She is a hostage. If your sister’s well-being concerns you, then start following orders."''

A general in charge of defending Castle Deil, where they are keeping Maria hostage.

->'''Class:''' General
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* IHaveYourWife: He is directly responsible for overseeing Maria's imprisonment and ensuring Minerva's compliance.
* WakeUpCallBoss: After 7 straight bosses with only 1 range, not only does he have a Javelin, but it's ''forged'' as well on the hardest difficulty.

!!Grigas ''(Gigashu)''
->''"Hmph! Care to see what steel the Wooden Cavalry is really made of?"''

The boss of chapter 13. He is the leader of the feared Wooden Cavalry, an artillery regiment of Grust that launches powerful missiles from afar to destroy their enemies, but can't attack close, which is what kills him in the end.

->'''Class:''' Ballistician
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' as his map was removed in Book 1.
* SiegeEngines: Is equipped with the dangerous Pachyderm weapon, which is a giant cannon.

!!Hollstadt ''(Hollthird)''
->''"Well done, rabble. Anyone else would be dead by now. A shame you must end your campaign right here, before your own gates!"''

The boss of chapter 16. He guards Altea castle and commends the league for reaching Altea. He is killed by Marth's army as they storm the castle.

->'''Class:''' General
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* PaletteSwap: Of Harmein in both the NES and SNES versions.
* PunchClockVillain: May be a member of the Sable Order, as several surround him and his death dialogue says he works for Camus.
* WorthyOpponent: Acknowledges Marth's strength in his battle quote.

!!Dactyl
->''"You’d rather DIE? Ha! As if a spell-slinging vagabond like you has any choice in the matter! Enough. Strip him of all his possessions and lock him up someplace. Perhaps we can use him later."''

A general stationed in Helena Castle. He took Etzel hostage and force him to fight for his wife's ring back.

->'''Class:''' General
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* FillerVillain: Added in the remake.

!!Sternlin ''(Staron)''
->''"You shall not pass! Not today! Not ever!"''

One of the Sable Knights defending the Fane of Raman.

->'''Class:''' Paladin
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' as his map was removed in Book 1.
* CatchPhrase: YouShallNotPass!
%%* ThePaladin
* PunchClockVillain: He was one of Camus's Sable Knights, so he probably wasn't that bad a guy.
* YouShallNotPass: Not today! Not ever!

!!Larissa
->''"We’ll never surrender to you Archanean rabble! Long live Grust!"''

The boss of chapter 20X. He is a General who, in an attempt to stay alive, orders his men to take all of the residents of a nearby village hostage to keep Marth from striking.

->'''Class:''' General
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* FillerVillain: Added in the remake.
* GenderBlenderName: His name is a feminine name used in Russian languages, but he's a dude.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Holding all of the residents of a village hostage had the exact opposite effect he was going for.
* TheRemnant: Leads the last of Grust's forces but is more concerned with staying alive.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Gra]]
!!King Jiol of Gra
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Jiol_4680.png]]
->''"Pegasus knights?! How am I supposed to stop the Lea- those REBELS with a handful of...of winged ponies! Send another messenger! Tell them we need Camus’s Sable Order, or…or Michalis’s Dragoons!"''

The corrupted King of Gra who sided with Dolhr out of fear, then betrayed and personally invaded former closest-ally Altea. He is eventually killed by Marth's army. After the war, his daughter Sheena was instated as ruler.

->'''Class:''' General
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* BadBoss: Often refers to his soldiers as idiots and his decision to ally with Dolhr led to many of its citizens being subjugated by Dolhr's allies.
* BeardOfEvil: He has a big, bushy beard, and he's a coward who was directly responsible for the death of King Cornelius.
* DirtyCoward: Everything bad that happened in Marth's life started because this jackass was too spineless to resist Dolhr.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He is furious that Dolhr doesn't hold him and his country any regard compared to Macedon or Grust since he betrayed Altea to fight for the winning side.
* InsistentTerminology: He refuses to refer to Marth and his allies as the Archanean League, instead choosing to call them rebels as seen in his quote above.
* PetTheDog: In ''Mystery of the Emblem'', his last thoughts are of his daughter Sheena.
* TheQuisling: Stabs longtime ally Altea in the back simply because Gharnef convinced him he'd survive Dolhr that way.
* VillainousBreakdown: As Marth's army draws near, Jiol completely breaks down and sobs that he doesn't want to die.
--> '''Jiol:''' "Betraying Altea was Gharnef’s idea! Let…let him fight the brat! Don’t just stand there, DO something! I don’t want to die!”"
* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: Jiol is on the receiving ending of this; after betraying Altea, he is given almost no support from Dolhr and left to die at the hands of a vengeful Marth.

!!Gra Captain
->''"The prince of Altea will be ours. Just do as I tell you, and we’ll pluck this royal plum long before the main force can show up to steal all the glory. Heh…"''

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A captain from Gra]] in charge of preventing Marth's escape in the prologue.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier
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* BeardOfEvil: He has a stereotypical villainous goatee, and he's willing to murder a prisoner of war to lower enemy morale.
* BladeOnAStick: He's packing a Javelin.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Not him, but he forces this on poor Gordin in the hopes of tricking Marth into killing him and decreasing Altean morale.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: He's only known by his rank.
* TheGenericGuy: Who's this guy again?
* NoNameGiven: Literally no name at all.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Macedon (Medon, Macedonia)]]
!!King Michalis of Macedon ''(Misheil)''
[[quoteright:128:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FireEmblem_Michalis_3477.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:128:''[[AmbitionIsEvil Ambitious King]]'']]

[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote: Click here to see Michalis in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/michalis_heroes.png[[/labelnote]]]]
->''"…I cannot undo what is done. My father’s blood will always be on my hands, just as Minerva’s betrayal of her brother and country will be on hers. And Macedon has not been destroyed, not yet. So long as I carry Iote’s Shield, the League’s arrows cannot fell me."''

The King of Macedon. He killed his own father to gain the throne, due to continuing tension between them and a rumor spread by Gharnef that he was planning to choose Minerva over him. Michalis immediately sold off his little sister Maria as a hostage in order to form an alliance with Dolhr and so that Minerva would fight for him. Although he serves Dolhr, he secretly planned to betray them alongside Camus, but the plan never came to fruition and eventually Michalis was struck down by Minerva.

->'''Class:''' Dracoknight
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunFukushima (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/DavidVincent (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
----
* AdaptationExpansion: He gets a lot more screentime in the manga, mainly interacting with the minor villains while he only appears in his boss battle in the games. He is also set up as a major adversary for Marth.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Minerva says he is this to her in her bad level up quote in ''Heroes''.
--> '''Minerva:''' Michalis is always a step ahead. I cannot compare...
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:In the sequel, due to Maria's sympathy for him despite his actions.]]
* BadBoss: He makes sure cowards are placed on the front lines, and executes the subordinates who fail him. That being said, ''Mystery'' reveals that the common people saw him as the second coming of Iote, so his rule can't have been all bad for them.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[spoiler:{{Bishonen}} Michalis not only gets to [[DisneyDeath come back from death twice]], but also lose all his scars, become a king, then leave the continent and supposedly become the king of another continent! And this is after he killed his own father, was a BadBoss to his soldiers, and was an overall tyrant.]]
* BigDamnVillains: Or BigDamnHeroes if you prefer. [[spoiler:He shows up very suddenly in Chapter 3 and takes back Minerva with little resistance from Rucke.]]
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Minerva believes he must have been this, but he denies it himself. It was more a case of MoreThanMindControl.
* DarkMessiah: No matter how harsh a ruler he is, Michalis is such an efficient leader that the people of Macedon saw him as the second coming of Iote. Tellingly, [[spoiler:it's one of the factors that Minerva failed to follow in his footsteps as a ruler, getting her badly dethroned.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Twice in the remake.]]
* DragonRider: He rides a red dragon into battle.
* EleventhHourRanger: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery''.]]
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:How he sees fighting alongside Marth in ''New Mystery''.]]
* EvilRedhead: In contrast with the FieryRedhead Minerva and RoseHairedSweetie Maria.
* FountainOfExpies: Started a long line of [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]] bosses that do anything to seize power, who is always not the FinalBoss, and tends to be more complicated than typical bad guys.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: [[spoiler:If he survives in ''New Mystery'', he cannot undo Maria's BrainwashedAndCrazy state like Minerva can. This initially seems like an inversion, but a base conversation reveals that [[ItsNotYouItsMe he doesn't think he has the right to talk to her anymore, for all he has done]].]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:If spared in ''New Mystery''. His heinous acts during the War of Shadows are never mentioned, nor does he receive any sort of retribution for it.]]
* KryptoniteProofSuit: The Iote's Shield, his trademark equipment, neutralizes bonus damage from fliers' weaknesses, namely, arrows and wind magic.
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MoreThanMindControl: Gharnef didn't need any magic to manipulate him into killing his father, all he needed to do was spread rumors and play on his [[AmbitionIsEvil ambition.]] Notably [[spoiler:what he did to Michalis parallels what he did to Hardin and Eremiya, only this time he didn't need any magic.]]
* MultiversalConqueror: His new goal in ''Heroes''. Realizing there are more worlds than just Archanea, he plans to take them all over.
* NotQuiteDead: Everyone thought that Michalis died at the end of ''Shadow Dragon'', but only barely. It was Maria's love that kept him alive in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* PaletteSwap: In the original ''Shadow Dragon'', he was pretty much a recolored Navarre with an extra armor patch added.
* PetTheDog: Despite his questionable actions, he does genuinely care for [[MoralityPet Maria]], [[spoiler:to the point where he ends up risking his life to save her.]]
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->''"Laughable!"''\\
''"[[IAmTheNoun I am the end]] of you!"''\\
''"You are finished!"''\\
''"Consider this an honor, insect!"''
* PromotedToPlayable: [[spoiler:He can be recruited in ''New Mystery''.]]
* RapunzelHair: Hard to see because he puts his hair below his cape, but as seen [[https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/feheroes_gamepedia_en/images/5/5b/Michalis_Ambitious_King_BtlFace.webp/revision/latest?cb=20190920200149&format=original in his attacking animation]] in ''Heroes'', it should at least reach his butt and at its longest, his knees. The [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:Medon_Family_Manga.png Shadow Dragon manga]] also shows that his hair at least reached his waist.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:In the original ''Mystery''. Can be averted in ''New Mystery''.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: Overlaps with KlingonPromotion. He become king by killing his own father.
* TheSocialDarwinist: He believes that only people like him should deserve the right to rule. He is more fond of Camus as he sees him as his equal in strength while despising Marth, who he perceives as a weakling.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:His stealing Starlight from Gharnef is what allows Marth to defeat him.]]
* TheStarscream: He intended to betray Dolhr and planned to persuade Camus to do the same, but it did not catch on as both of them were defeated by the Archanean League. In ''Heroes'', he makes it clear he will betray the Summoner at every single possible chance.
* VillainousValour: Even when the Archanean League are on their way to destroy Dolhr's allies, his pride and desire to make Macedon an upstanding nation makes him too defiant to give in, indicated by his quote above.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Emphasis on 'extremist'. He genuinely wanted to improve Macedon's standing in the world, but Gharnef made sure he went about it the wrong way.
* WildCard: He's all over the place in the good guys versus bad guys scale, he will do whatever it takes to accomplish his goals, no matter what stands in his way, it just depends on what those goals happen to be. [[spoiler:This exact nature ends up being beneficial in ''Mystery'' and its remake, as now his goal is to rescue his sisters, thus aligning himself with Marth's army (though he makes it clear that that's all he's there for).]]

!!Bentheon ''(Benson)''
[[quoteright:119:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bentheonds.gif]]
->''"You can defy us, yes… But you will never defeat us."''

A Macedonian knight stationed in the plains of Aurelis.

->'''Class:''' Cavalier
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MasaharuSato (Dengeki CD)
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' as his map was removed in Book 1.
* AntiCavalry: His Riderbane can harm any cavaliers and paladins that try to attack him without any javelins.
* BladeOnAStick: Uses a Ridersbane.
* HoldTheLine: Attempts this against Marth, needless to say he failed:
-->“If they think we'll sit by and let them join forces with the Aurelians, then they have another thing coming. With this ridersbane, I'll litter the lea with their cavalry!”

!!Merach ''(Mulark)''
[[quoteright:127:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/merachds.gif]]
->''"Princess Minerva bade me guard this castle in her absence. You shall not take it so long as I stand!"''

A Macedonian knight guarding the gate of Castle Aurelis.

->'''Class:''' Knight
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* BeardOfEvil: Though evil might be pushing it here.
* {{Gonk}}: The man looks like a bear. Though he is less ugly-looking in the remake.
* PunchClockVillain: Possibly, as he was guarding the castle under Minerva's orders.

!!Emereus ''(Mariones)''
[[quoteright:118:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emereusds5.gif]]
->''"Blast! They’re upon me! Why didn’t those idiot soldiers stop them?!"''

A general of Macedon who makes his last stand in Castle Aurelis.

->'''Class:''' General
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* BadBoss: Implied, as he refers to his soldiers as idiots in his battle quote.
* {{Gonk}}: While kind of ugly looking in ''Shadow Dragon'' (well, more wrinkly due to older age, possibly), he was far more hideous looking in [=FE3=] book 1.
%%* MightyGlacier
* WakeUpCallBoss: He is the first promoted boss.

!!Orridyon ''(Ordain)''
[[quoteright:117:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/orridyon.gif]]
->''"Rebels! You have strutted into the wrong kingdom this time!"''

A general of Macedon stationed in the Borderlands of Macedon.

->'''Class:''' Paladin
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* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in ''Mystery of the Emblem'' as his map was removed in Book 1.
* BladeOnAStick: Uses a Javelin.
* UndyingLoyalty: It is hinted in Marth's conversation with Minerva that Orridyon is one of her former vassals but is more loyal to her brother, Michalis.
[[/folder]]

!!Other Antagonists
[[folder:Bandits]]
!!Gazzak ''(Gazak)''
[[quoteright:116:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gazzak.gif]]
->''"The might of Altea, ye say, now? Har! Ye sprogs look t’be a mite short o’mighty t’me."''

A leader of pirates attacking Talys.

->'''Class:''' Pirate\\
'''Voiced by:''' ?? (Japanese, OVA), Creator/BrianGranveldt (English, OVA)
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: More so in ''Shadow Dragon'' where he has an ambigious skin color.
* AnAxeToGrind: Gazzak showcases the trend of pirates using axes in the series.
* AscendedExtra: Has a large role in the first episode of the OVA.
* IHaveYourWife: He pulls this twice, first on Caeda with her father, then on Marth with Caeda in the OVA.
* SingleStrokeBattle: His fight with Ogma in the OVA. He's on the losing end of it.
* StarterVillain: He has something of an iconic status for this, what with him being the first boss in all of ''Fire Emblem''. Henceforth, every ''Fire Emblem'' villains are required to [[RecurringElement follow after Gazzak:]] Be a lowly bandit/pirate that wields an axe and has minimum characterization outside of attempting to [[RapePillageAndBurn pillage something]].
* {{Pirate}}: A brutish pirate who attempts to take over a city.

!!Gomer ''(Gomes)''
[[quoteright:127:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gomer.gif]]
->''The gall of ye, defyin’ me crew! I’ll put an axe square between yer eyes! Ye ain’t leaving here alive. I swear it on the rickety peg leg o’Shanty Pete!"''

A leader of pirates in the harbor town of Galder.

->'''Class:''' Pirate
----
* AdaptedOut: He doesn't appear in the [=OVA=].
%%* AnAxeToGrind
* MythologyGag: His appearance was the basis of the bandit bosses in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* PaletteSwap: He was a red recolor of Gazzak in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
%%* {{Pirate}}:

!!Hyman ''(Reynard)''
[[quoteright:119:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hyman.gif]]
->''"Har. You must really want to die, comin’ into the Soothsires’ palace unbidden!"''

A leader of the Soothsires in the Samsooth Mountains.

->'''Class:''' Fighter
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Probably more so than Gazzak as of ''Shadow Dragon''.
* AnAxeToGrind: Hyman uses his hand axe like a pro.
* AscendedExtra: Has a somewhat larger role in the anime.
* LightningBruiser: In the NES and DS versions of the game, Hyman is incredibly fast, strong and durable for a unit of his level.
* PaletteSwap: He was a green recolor of Gazzak in ''Mystery of the Emblem''.
* UnfortunateNames: Hyman sounds almost exactly like the word, "Hymen."
* WakeUpCallBoss: For an early-game boss, he can be quite deadly due to his high speed and strength. On ''Shadow Dragon'''s hardest modes, he's so pumped up he's practically a BeefGate that you're required to win against.

!!Bathys
[[quoteright:111:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bathys.gif]]
->''"Ye be makin’ a grave mistake, meddlin’ in the affairs o’ pirates!"''

A leader of pirates that kidnapped children from nearby villages.

->'''Class:''' Pirate
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%%* AnAxeToGrind
* FillerVillain: Added in the remake.
* {{Pirate}}: As a child kidnapped who menaces a villain, he's obviously the evil type.
* VillainsWantMercy: His FamousLastWords are "Nngh... Avast! Spare me me life, matey...!"
[[/folder]]
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Characters/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLightNonPlayableCharacters


* BoringButPractical: Jagen's high movement makes him ideal to chase down enemy thieves for the early period of the game.

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* BoringButPractical: Jagen's His stats are barely above-average and they'll never really improve, but he's just about strong enough to get work in, and his high movement makes weapon ranks and good class allow him ideal to chase down enemy thieves for kick a fair amount of ass even into the early period of the game.mid-lategame.



* RetiredBadass: Sets down his lance at the end of ''Shadow Dragon'', and is just an adviser to Marth in ''New Mystery'' because of this.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives an absolutely ''beautiful'' teardown of Lang in ''Mystery of the Emblem''; it's so significant that it causes Lang to leave.
* RetiredBadass: Sets down his lance at the end of ''Shadow Dragon'', and is just an adviser to Marth in ''New Mystery'' because of this. Of course, he's still got his old warrior's spirit, and is willing to challenge the much stronger Lang to a fight.



* EarlyInstallmentDesignDifference: In the NES game, he wore full body armor complete with a helmet (the likely source of his low Movement and high Defense)
* MagikarpPower: Nigh-on useless early in the game due to his terrible stats and class, but if he's raised and promoted to Sniper, he becomes a relatively strong character due to the class fixing his bad Movement and providing hefty promotion bonuses.
* MasterOfNone: In his appearances in the War of Shadows, he has the worst all-around bases of the party, some of the worst growths of anyone not named Jagen, and is tied for the worst Movement. His only somewhat above-average stat is Defense, the stat he needs the least, and he's not even very tanky due to low HP.



* HealerSignsOnEarly: He is the first healer in the franchise. Despite this, he is completely overshadowed by Lena, hence the archetype not being called "The Wrys." It doesn't help that he was removed in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', making Lena the first healer you get in the game.

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* HealerSignsOnEarly: He is the first healer in the franchise. Despite this, he is completely overshadowed by Lena, hence the archetype not being called "The Wrys." It doesn't help that he was removed in ''Mystery of the Emblem'', making Lena the first healer you get in the more famous game.



* NonActionGuy: He can't fight, but his staff can heal your wounded (have we said that enough?). This can be played with a bit in ''Shadow Dragon'' due to reclassing, but he's a wholly terrible fighter unless given absurd investment.



* CrutchCharacter: In the DS version of ''Shadow Dragon'', he fits this role arguably better than Jagen--he's your best sword unit and one of the few characters who not only doubles reliably on higher difficulties, but can hold his own somewhat against Gomer and Hyman. After Chapter 4, axe-wielding enemies almost completely vanish from enemy formations, and lance enemies replace them, nullifying his high sword rank and placing much greater focus on axe units like Barst or a Dracoknight Jagen, and his poor Speed growth makes it difficult for him to continue doubling. He can come from behind later on if he promotes to Hero, though.

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* CrutchCharacter: In the DS version of ''Shadow Dragon'', he fits this role arguably better than Jagen--he's your best sword unit and one of the few characters who not only doubles reliably on higher difficulties, but can hold his own somewhat against Gomer and Hyman. After Chapter 4, axe-wielding enemies almost completely vanish from enemy formations, and lance enemies replace them, nullifying his high sword rank and placing much greater focus on axe units like Barst or a Dracoknight Jagen, and his poor Speed growth makes it difficult for him to continue doubling. He can come from behind later on if he promotes to Hero, though.though, but even that usually leaves him inferior to Barst.



* DiscOneNuke: In all three versions of the War of Shadows, Barst with a Devil Axe hits ''30'' Attack at base. Add in that you can acquire the axe in the third chapter, and you have a pretty terrifyingly powerful unit. The DS version even gives it 95% accuracy, meaning that it pretty much will never miss normally. Of course, the Devil Axe also has its infamous downside, such that Barst ''barely'' survives a backfire from it at maximum HP, but those willing to game the odds will usually watch enemies completely crumble in the face of the cursed blade.

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* CrutchCharacter: In the NES and SNES games, he starts out as one of your hardest-hitting units and has high growth rates, making him a great pick. However, he can't promote, and he has very limited access to strong weapons (the Steel Axe is the strongest thing he can use without risking a backfire), which will usually relegate him to the bench before long.
* DiscOneNuke: In all three versions of the War of Shadows, Barst with a Devil Axe hits ''30'' Attack at base. Add in that you can acquire the axe in the third chapter, and you have a pretty terrifyingly powerful unit. The DS version even gives it 95% accuracy, meaning that it pretty much will never miss normally. Of course, the Devil Axe also has its infamous downside, such that Barst ''barely'' survives a backfire from it at maximum HP, but those willing to game the odds will usually watch enemies completely crumble in the face of the cursed blade.blade... until it breaks, anyway.



* MightyGlacier: In the original and ''Mystery of the Emblem''. He will never have a good attack speed because Axes have massive weight. In return, he has great base stats, and his growth rate is the best out of the three Axe Brothers in every area but HP. His later incarnations tend to be more of a LightningBruiser.

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* LightningBruiser: In the DS games, the lessening removal of axe weight turns him into this: he is fast, strong, and durable, due mostly to his high base stats. His only weakness is his axe rank being a little low, but it's still completely workable in ''Shadow Dragon''.
* MightyGlacier: In the original and ''Mystery of the Emblem''. He will never have a good attack speed because Axes have massive weight. In return, he has great base stats, and his growth rate is the best out of the three Axe Brothers in every area but HP. His later incarnations tend to be more of a LightningBruiser.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: In ''Heroes''. He undoubtedly has strong stats, but unfortunately, his middling spread means that he's overshadowed by more specialized axe infantry. In particular, Linus and Libra feature a similar stat spread as he does, but with better stats everywhere save for HP. Worsening his case even further, he's one of only three heroes (with [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Selena and Silas]]) in the common summon pool who possesses, at 3 star rarity, one of the most useful Assists in the game: Reposition. As a result, more often than not he'll end up an unfortunate skill fodder for stronger units and see little if no use himself. This was slightly remedied after he got Devil Axe,an exclusive weapon, which gave him more attack and speed than his default Brave Axe+ and +4 to every stat in combat at the cost of 4 HP after every attack, and could be refined for Wrath, granting him -1 cooldown and +10 damage when his special hits as long as he is under 75% health, and this stacks with Wrath on his B slot, possibly giving him -2 cooldown and +20 damage when his special hits.

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: In ''Heroes''. He undoubtedly has strong stats, but unfortunately, his middling spread means that he's overshadowed by more specialized axe infantry. In particular, Linus and Libra feature a similar stat spread as he does, but with better stats everywhere save for HP. Worsening his case even further, he's one of only three heroes (with [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Selena and Silas]]) in the common summon pool who possesses, at 3 star rarity, one of the most useful Assists in the game: Reposition. As a result, more often than not he'll end up an unfortunate skill fodder for stronger units and see little if no use himself. This was slightly remedied after he got Devil Axe,an Axe, an exclusive weapon, which gave him more attack and speed than his default Brave Axe+ and +4 to every stat in combat at the cost of 4 HP after every attack, and could be refined for Wrath, granting him -1 cooldown and +10 damage when his special hits as long as he is under 75% health, and this stacks with Wrath on his B slot, possibly giving him -2 cooldown and +20 damage when his special hits.



* CripplingOverspecialization: His main merit in the DS remake is his unusually high axe rank of C, which lets him wield his hammer at base--Barst and Darros require some grinding, and Cord should probably just give up. However, his other stats are very bad, especially his abysmal 10% Speed growth, which will pretty much ensure he never gets deployed once someone else has C-rank axes.
* DropTheHammer: Has a hammer in his inventory when he joins.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: His main merit in the DS remake is his unusually high axe rank of C, which lets him wield his hammer at base--Barst and Darros require some grinding, and Cord should probably just give up. However, his other stats are very bad, especially his abysmal 10% Speed growth, which will pretty much ensure he never gets deployed once someone else has C-rank axes.
gives him limited-at-best merits afterward.
* DropTheHammer: Has a hammer in his inventory when he joins. In ''Shadow Dragon'', he's the only one who can use it.
* GlassCannon: His ''Shadow Dragon'' incarnation has the highest axe rank in the party and the ability to wield a forged Hammer to smash through armored enemies, along with a decent Strength base and growth. However, his Defense and Speed have average-at-best starts and terrible growth rates, meaning that if he doesn't kill something, chances are it'll kill him.



* HorseArcher: After promoting in the DS remakes.

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* CrutchCharacter: Early on in the NES version, he's essentially a better version of Gordin, but his inability to promote holds him back a fair bit. ''Mystery of the Emblem'' onward gives him some help in letting him promote to Horseman, but as Horseman isn't nearly as strong as Sniper in combat and he'll pretty much never be able to use Parthia, he's still somewhat restricted in terms of his power. Completely a nonfactor in ''New Mystery'', though.
* HorseArcher: After promoting in the DS remakes.post-''Mystery of the Emblem'' games.



* LightningBruiser: His ''New Mystery'' incarnation is a surprising powerhouse, with massive HP, high Defense, and workable Speed.



* StoneWall: In the original, he is a superb tank thanks to his infinite use Dragonstone that gives +17 Defense in a game where 20 is the stats cap, and even then you can make up for his low growth with the ridiculous stats boosting item. It is worth noting that with some abuse on the game's mechanics, he, and by extension Tiki, can become the single most physically bulky character in the entire series.

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* StoneWall: In the original, he is a superb tank thanks to his infinite use Dragonstone that gives +17 Defense in a game where 20 is the stats cap, and even then you can make up for his low growth with the ridiculous stats boosting item. It is worth noting that with some abuse on the game's mechanics, he, and by extension Tiki, can become the single most physically bulky character in the entire series. This is more AwesomeButImpractical than anything, though.

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* BabiesEverAfter: In his ending in ''Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light'', he is rumored to be a father. Due to a lot of ShipTease with Lena, it's implied they had kids. However, since ''Mystery of the Emblem'' continued the story, this was omitted.


After the War of Shadows and upon succeeding the throne of Archanea, she is pressured into marrying either Marth or Hardin by Boah despite still loving Camus. Upon seeing that Marth has settled with Caeda, she chose Hardin as her husband. Hardin's conflict over this indirectly led to [[spoiler:his corruption by the Darksphere. Before she was captured by Gharnef, Nyna managed to send her apprentice Linde and the Fire Emblem to Marth and sent a letter to Hardin's brother detailing his "illness". She and three other girls are used as {{Barrier Maiden}}s for Medeus, but Nyna is ultimately saved by the masked knight Sirius.]]

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After the War of Shadows and upon succeeding the throne of Archanea, she is pressured into marrying either Marth or Hardin by Boah despite still loving Camus. Upon seeing that Marth has settled with Caeda, she chose Hardin as her husband. Hardin's conflict over this indirectly led to [[spoiler:his corruption by the Darksphere. Before she was captured by Gharnef, Nyna managed to send her apprentice Linde and the Fire Emblem to Marth and sent a letter to Hardin's brother detailing his "illness". She and three other girls are used as {{Barrier Maiden}}s for Medeus, but Nyna is ultimately saved by the masked knight Sirius.]]
husband.



* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery''.]]

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* %%* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:In ''New Mystery''.]]


* CrutchCharacter: Thanks to his mechanics. His stats are identical to whatever unit you want, which lets you double up on powerhouses... but it means that any XP he gains is kinda useless, because any stats he gains will be overwritten. He does become useful again once everyone else is max level.


* DiscOneNuke: In both versions, Barst with a Devil Axe hits ''30'' Attack at base. Add in that you can acquire the axe in the third chapter, and you have a pretty terrifyingly powerful unit. The DS version even gives it 95% accuracy, meaning that it pretty much will never miss normally. Of course, the Devil Axe also has its infamous downside, such that Barst ''barely'' survives a backfire from it at maximum HP, but those willing to game the odds will usually watch enemies completely crumble in the face of the cursed blade.

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* DiscOneNuke: In both versions, all three versions of the War of Shadows, Barst with a Devil Axe hits ''30'' Attack at base. Add in that you can acquire the axe in the third chapter, and you have a pretty terrifyingly powerful unit. The DS version even gives it 95% accuracy, meaning that it pretty much will never miss normally. Of course, the Devil Axe also has its infamous downside, such that Barst ''barely'' survives a backfire from it at maximum HP, but those willing to game the odds will usually watch enemies completely crumble in the face of the cursed blade.

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* DiscOneNuke: In both versions, Barst with a Devil Axe hits ''30'' Attack at base. Add in that you can acquire the axe in the third chapter, and you have a pretty terrifyingly powerful unit. The DS version even gives it 95% accuracy, meaning that it pretty much will never miss normally. Of course, the Devil Axe also has its infamous downside, such that Barst ''barely'' survives a backfire from it at maximum HP, but those willing to game the odds will usually watch enemies completely crumble in the face of the cursed blade.


* {{Reincarnation}}: Implied to be Naga, Tiki's parent and former leader of the Divine Dragons.

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* {{Reincarnation}}: Implied to be Naga, Tiki's parent and former leader of the Divine Dragons. When Naga herself made an appearance in ''Awakening'', her design was heavily inspired by Nagi's.

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* BackFromTheDead: The Aum staff can revive anyone who died (aside from the decoy in ''Shadow Dragon''), and Elice is the most notable user of it as in the original, she was the only one capable of using it. Even in the ''Mystery of the Emblem'' (in which Yumina can use it) and DS remakes, in which all princesses can use it if they have a staff rank of A, she is the one most associated with it, due to having both the staff rank and ability to use it.


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* DummiedOut: There's an unused line for Gotoh when he dies and is forced to retreat in Casual Mode in ''New Mystery'', indicating that he was meant to be playable over there at one point.


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* DummiedOut: An unused death quote indicated that she was supposed to be one of the recruits in the prologues in ''New Mystery'', indicating that she was intended to be playable in the prologues.

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