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[[folder:Roy of Pherae]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Young Lion]]

->''"I have faith in mankind, I will not lose to a man who lost faith in his people and even himself!"''
-->-- '''Roy''''s declaration to '''Zephiel''' before their epic battle

->'''Class:''' Lord (''The Binding Blade''), Mercenary/Hero (''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [[DownloadableContent DLC]]/[=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunFukuyama (Japanese, the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/RayChase (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'')

The son of Marquess Eliwood of Pherae. He was called home from his studies in Ostia after Bern launched a surprise attack on Sacae, Ilia, and Lycia. After finding the Lycia Alliance in shambles, Roy takes his father's place as its leader and begins to build an army to fight Bern's conquest.
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* AChildShallLeadThem: He's even younger than Eliwood was in ''The Blazing Blade'', shunted into leadership of the Lycian League because of his father's illness and Hector's death.
* AdaptationalBadass: In his home game he has decent stats but is terribly hampered by his [[EleventhHourSuperpower late promotion time]], while in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and his Brave and Legendary variants in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Heroes]]'' he's considered a powerful LightningBruiser.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: In ''Smash Bros.'', Roy's quotes aren't that off from what he would actually say in canon, but he seemingly acts oddly {{hotblooded}} in battle, which some Japanese fans were quick to note. This could possibly be why the fandom often turns him into something more resembling an ''inversion'' of his [[WiseBeyondHisYears canon]] [[GuileHero self]], a mistake even [[http://www.sourcegaming.info/2015/12/13/sakurai-fe25/ Sakurai himself made]] during ''Melee'''s development due to ''Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade'' [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros not having been released at the time]]. Not helping is that early concept artwork depicts him as a hotblooded StockShonenHero. Roy still shows some of these hotblooded traits in ''3DS/U'' since Sakurai decided to roll with it, but it's a little more subdued. This is starting to become an aspect of his character as of ''Heroes'', albeit without overriding his original personality.
* AFatherToHisMen: Ironically considering he is very nearly the youngest in the army, but his support conversations with the Pheraean soldiers, particularly Marcus, Alen, and Lance, show his deep concern for their welfare.
* {{Adorkable}}: Particularly shows in his scenes with [[ChildhoodFriends Lilina]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Just like any self-respecting Lord.
* BreakoutCharacter: ''The Binding Blade'' was never released overseas, and even among those who have played it, the game is generally cited as one of the weakest in the series, and gameplay-wise Roy himself is considered one of the weakest Lords in the entire franchise. Nonetheless, ''Smash'' has made Roy extremely popular. He frequently rates highly on ''Melee'' popularity contests, and popular demand was cited to be why he came back for ''3DS/Wii U''. Many people even play ''The Binding Blade'' [[JustHereForGodzilla just to know more about Roy himself]]. And he even [[https://events.fire-emblem-heroes.com/vote/result placed 2nd on the popularity poll for males in]] in ''Heroes''.
* CantCatchUp: His bane. He started with low base stats, and completely balanced growths. Roy ''does'' get to promote, but only very late in the game, and until then he's stuck with a crippling handicap. Even with his huge eleventh-hour buff, hope that his chancey stat growths don't turn out poorly.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: As seen in his supports with Shanna, Roy puts up a confident and intelligent front to inspire his army, but inwardly, he easily gets depressed and worried with his leadership position.
* ChickMagnet: Six potential love interests.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Lilina, if the player pairs him with her.
* TheChosenOne: Discussed. The Binding Blade may only be unsealed from its altar by the one with the Fire Emblem. Roy is quick to point out how ''anyone'' with the Fire Emblem could have removed it, but Elffin assures Roy that while in theory that's true him being there with the sword in hand was no coincidence as it was the blade who chose him as its owner.
* CostumeEvolution: His design in ''[[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/5/5e/Roy_Heroes.png Heroes]]'' takes cues from his appearance in ''[[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/4/45/Roy_SSB4.png Smash 3DS/Wii U]]'', essentially combining it with his original design.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Vows to protect Lilina forever, [[spoiler:as per Hector's dying wish]].
* {{Determinator}}: What else would you call a kid who leads what is essentially a militia against the most powerful empire on the continent?
* {{DLC}}: In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', complete with [[http://i.imgur.com/Av7X7.png his own set of]] ImpossiblyCoolClothes. Also returns to the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' roster this way in the fourth installment.
* {{Expy}}: While being based to some degree on Marth is a common thing for Lords, Roy is probably the most direct example--they have fairly similar designs bar hair color, they both use a Rapier, and their stats and growths are borderline identical. Even Roy's late promotion that mostly provides stat boosts seems to evoke Marth, who didn't promote at all. Their respective character arcs do shake out fairly differently, though.
* FragileSpeedster: As typical with lords, he's quick enough to double-hit most opponents right from the start and won't get hit very much. But when he does get hit...game over.
* FrontlineGeneral: Several of his support conversations revolve around his insistence on not staying to the rear lines where it's safer.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Roy's stats are notoriously shaky, and early-game, he requires a lot of grinding to keep up only to become a weak unit from mid-game onwards. However, these aspects of him as a unit are integrated into his supports. Several of the Pheraean units see him as fragile and want to protect him, exactly what the player has to do. It's also well-established that Roy doesn't think highly of himself as a combatant and would rather resolve conflicts with as little violence as possible, but insists on staying on the frontlines as he feels this is the only way his units will follow him. Likewise, the player will likely not think of Roy as a good combatant but is forced to bring him along for every level as he is the Lord unit, and indeed, Roy dying [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou causes an instant game over]] since the army will have no one to lead them.
* TheGoodKing: [[spoiler:If he has an A-rank support with Lilina, the two will marry and Roy will be the king of the united Lycia.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: Potentially. [[spoiler:If Eliwood married Ninian in the prequel, Roy is one-quarter ice dragon.]]
* TheHero: In spite of his youth, he's able to recruit one of ''the'' largest casts in the series, he's pretty smart and savvy for his age, and faces down a guy who wants to wipe out humankind.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He hides it from others well, but he doesn't see himself as particularly special, as highlighted in his support with Lance.
* HorseArcher: His ''Love Abounds'' version in ''Heroes'', which by default comes with the bow Gratia+ equipped.
* HotBlooded: Not present in original game but in ''Smash Bros.'', and as of ''Heroes'' it's becoming part of his attitude.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: [[spoiler:If Ninian is his mother, Roy is one-quarter dragon, which means he shares blood with whatever dragons he fights. In a twist however, the war dragons he fights aren't really classified the same as full-fledged dragons such as Jahn or Ninian, so he's really only truly this when squaring off against Jahn and Idunn.]]
* ImprobableAge: He's just fifteen. Even for a medieval setting, this raises eyebrows. Zelot comments on Roy's youth when he teams up with the Lycian League, and Dieck worries that Roy will be too inexperienced to properly lead an army (but seeing his performance assauges those doubts).
* InfinityPlusOneSword and EleventhHourSuperPower: The [[TitleDrop Binding Blade]]/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sword of Seals/Sealed Sword]]. Singlehandedly turns Roy from an unpromoted Mercenary-esque unit into a unit that can hold his own solo against the rest of the game. Bonus points if he gets an A support with Lilina. (It's also a very CoolSword, as it catches on fire during critical hits or ranged attacks.)
* {{Irony}}: Roy is very strongly associated with and even [[PlayingWithFire weaponizes fire]], [[spoiler:but the closest thing he has to a canon mother (his father's ImpliedLoveInterest, Ninian) makes him part ''[[AnIcePerson ice]]'' dragon]].
* KidHero: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Brunnya, who points out that despite his youth, he’s already undergone more hardships than many of the grown adult villains he’s faced.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: A retroactive example, but many his potential brides have something in common with those from his father's pool of potential brides. There are differences within the details however.
** They both can romance a dancer, the difference is that Larum is energetic and playful while Ninian is more graceful and reserved; this is also reflected by the difference in their dancing styles.
** They both can romance a [[MysteriousWaif mysterious]] [[spoiler:half-dragon]] woman, the difference is that [[spoiler:Ninian hid her identity as one to Eliwood while Roy could likely deduce that Sophia was a half-dragon]].
** They can both romance an Ilian Pegasus Knight, but while Fiora was the oldest of her sisters and often worked to the detriment of her own happiness, Shanna is in contrast the youngest of the sisters, and is more than happy to be learning the ways of an Ilian Pegasus Knight.
** Finally, they can both romance a Sacaen tribeswoman, however Lyn was actually much more social than is expected of a Sacaean and prefers the way of the sword, with her actually being a part of House Caelin of Lycia. Sue on the other hand is Sacaean through-and-through, being massively stoic and dedicated to the ways of her tribal upbringing while being a HorseArcher.
* MagikarpPower: Post-promotion. After spending most of the second half of the game being a mediocre-to-average unit, getting the Binding Blade in Chapter 21/21x instantly promotes Roy and finally gives him more room for growth on top of fantastic stat boosts[[note]]+4 HP, +2 Str, +3 Skl, +2 Spd, +2 Def, +5 Res, +2 Con, +1 Mov, not to mention +5 Def/Res while the Binding Blade is equipped[[/note]] right off the bat. The catch? There's only about ''three'' maps left before the game ends (that's '''one''' if you're not going for the GoldenEnding). Should you take the time to get him to level 20, he'll be an unstoppable killing machine.
* MasterOfNone: Roy sees himself as not being particularly good at anything, highlighted in his support with Lance. However, Lance postulates that his relatability as an everyman is what draws people to him and inspires them. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration In-game]], Roy's growths lean towards this, with average percentages in each stat save for decent luck. Combined with his unimpressive bases, Roy will probably end up too balanced to stand out. Of course, that all changes when he promotes...
* NiceGuy: His defining trait. Roy is one of the kindest, most selfless characters in the entire series, and arguably the most mild-mannered Lord character.
* ObliviousToLove: Okay, so he ''has'' known Lilina since they were both kids, so it may be a little weird for him to see her as more than his best friend at first, but he still has no real excuse when it come to the other girls' obvious affections.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I will win!"\\
"I won't lose. I won't!"\\
"By my blade!"\\
"There's my opening."
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: His relationship with [[GenkiGirl Shanna]] or [[CloudCuckoolander Larum]] if he gains an A-support with either.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To his dad.
* TheSmartGuy: For his young age and lack of experience, Roy ''is'' pretty cunning in regards to politics (i.e.: [[spoiler:he discovers almost by himself that Elffin was the missing Prince Myrddin under a SpoonyBard disguise.]]) ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' reveals that he has an interest in history as well.
* TheLoad: It's very easy to get him to max out his levels long before the chapter where he can be promoted; he has to be essentially shelved if you don't want him taking EXP from other units.
* LightningBruiser: Only outside his home game, in games like ''Smash 3DS/Wii U'' and ''FE Heroes''.
* RecurringElement: As the main lord, he naturally takes after previous youthful lords, mainly taking [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Seliph's]] self-doubt and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 Leif's]] cunning tactics.
* RoyalRapier: His starting weapon. Doubles as an AccidentalPun to his name.
* WeaponOfChoice: He is mainly associated with the Binding Blade, said to be stronger than the eight Legendary Weapons. In ''Heroes'', his Brave variation wields the Durandal, like his father before him.
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: As with all other ''Fire Emblem'' protagonists, his death results in a game over.
* WideEyedIdealist: Roy is steadfast in his belief that humanity is not bad and that humans and dragons can live together in harmony. Best summed up in this quote from ''Heroes'':
-->'''Roy:''' I have faith in the goodness of humankind. No matter what.
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[[folder:Marcus]]
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->''"Nonsense! I may be old, but I shall not lose to the young ones yet!"''
-->-- '''Marcus''' in a support conversation with '''Roy'''

->'''Class:''' Paladin

A senior knight of Pherae, having served both Roy's father and grandfather. He's really getting up there, but he's still a capable knight general. For tropes pertaining to him during Eliwood's time, see [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeMainStory here]].
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* BladeOnAStick: Comes with a [[InfinityMinusOneSword Silver Lance]].
* CharacterSelectForcing: Because of his slow growth and just okay base stats, you won't be using him much past the first couple of chapters. However, ''The Binding Blade'''s hard mode pretty much forces you to use him, as his CrutchCharacter status is taken up a notch. Thankfully, his base stats are just enough to weaken, but not kill the pirates.
* CrutchCharacter: Obviously, considering who he's based off... It should be noted that he is generally considered as the single most balanced Jagen in the entire series.
* GrumpyOldMan: His C support with Roy seems to indicate this.
* {{Irony}}: If he gets an A support with Lilina, he flat-out tells Lilina to ask Roy out. Since this is an A support, it means it makes it impossible for that to happen unless he dies.
* OldRetainer: Has served Pherae since the days of Roy's grandfather.
* OlderAndWiser: One of the characters returning from ''The Blazing Blade''. The "older" is much more obvious than the "wiser," mostly because he was already an adult mentor in the previous generation and quite wise at the time.
* RecurringElement: The early game prepromote CrutchCharacter in the vein of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Jagen]], moreso than any other instance of the archetype ever.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Roy and Lilina.
* TakeUpMySword: He's looking for someone to be this for him, and he'll find one if he maxes a support with any of Alan, Lance, or Wolt.
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[[folder:Alen ''(Allen, Alan)'']]
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->''"If you're staying, then I will as well. I won't allow you to go off alone and commit suicide."''
-->-- '''Alen''' in a support conversation with '''Lance'''

->'''Class:''' Cavalier

A young knight of Pherae recently given knighthood.
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* TheBigGuy: He sees himself as such, and it's why he's so aggressive in battle. He figures if he holds back at all, the army will appear weak.
* DeadlyTrainingArea: He goes through swordstroke exercises in the middle of active battlefields.
* HotBlooded: In contrast to Roy and the more cool-headed Lance.
* LeeroyJenkins: He sometimes gets accused of this by other characters (although, of course, the actuality is entirely up to the player). In support conversations with Roy, he makes it clear that his tactical acumen begins and ends with a frontal attack.
* LightningBruiser: Among the cavaliers, he has the best strength growth, but still perfectly adequate speed and defence growths.
* NaiveNewcomer: Is a fresh recruit.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Believe it or not, he's in his 20's.
* RecurringElement: The red knight, fulfilling the red cavalier/green cavalier tradition.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's red to Lance's blue.
* TheRival: He sets up a friendly rivalry with Wade.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The Red Knight of this game.
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[[folder:Lance]]
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->''"Of course I'll watch you fight. Still, I have no intention of losing to you from now on, either."''
-->-- '''Lance''' in a support conversation with '''Alen'''

->'''Class:''' Cavalier

A knight serving Pherae, but not from there by birth.
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* BadassBookworm: He makes careful notes of the battles he participates in and reads books on tactics in his free time.
* FragileSpeedster: Among the cavaliers available in ''The Binding Blade'', he has the best speed growth but weakest defense growth.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Explains why the weapons triangle works how it does in a support conversation with Lot.
* MoreExpendableThanYou: He sees ''himself'' as a MauveShirt; in one talk with Alen, Lance offers to be the cannon-fodder diversion should Roy ever need to flee quickly. Alen vehemently sets him straight on this.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Like Alen, he's in his 20's.
* RecurringElement: The green knight, true to the red cavalier/green cavalier tradition.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's blue to Alen's red.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Plays against Lot in their B support, though with setting-specific pieces like 'Archer.' (Though he says it's required of Pherae's knights.)
* ThoseTwoGuys: The Green Knight of this game.
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[[folder:Wolt ''(Walt)'']]
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->''"I will perfect my skills with my bow, and I will train myself so that Master Roy can count on me without doubt!"''
-->-- '''Wolt''' in a support conversation with '''Marcus'''

->'''Class:''' Archer\\
'''Voiced by: '''Creator/HiroShimono (Japaneese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Khoi Dao (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Roy's milk-brother and a soldier of Pherae. Also, the son of Rebecca from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* AdvertisedExtra: He's the third biggest playable character on the game's cover art (after Roy and Lilina), yet outside of a single line of dialogue in the first chapter he has absolutely no story presence.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He insists on treating Roy with the deference due to a prince, despite how close they are, and doubts his usefulness to the army due to his choice of weapon.
* InsultBackfire: Roy scolds him for acting like Marcus and Merlinus (as in a formal old fussbudget). Wolt takes it as high praise.
* RecurringElement: The young starting archer, much like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Gordin]].
* TakeUpMySword: Marcus says that he wants Wolt to replace him as Roy's chief retainer after he retires.
* TeachMeHowToFight: He already knows how to fight with a bow, but asks Marcus for sword training. Marcus tells him that he's too old and he's already skilled at what he knows.
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[[folder:Bors]]
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->''"...I am a knight, and my loyalty is with you. As long as you need me, I shall always be there for you."''
-->-- '''Bors''' in a support conversation with '''Lilina'''

->'''Class:''' Knight

A member of the Armor Knights of Ostia, he was teaching Roy and the others in warfare when the conflict broke out.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: He worries about Gwendolyn more than he really needs to.
* KnightInShiningArmour: To Lilina.
* LanternJawOfJustice: To the point where some players consider it his primary attribute.
* RecurringElement: The early joining knight of the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Draug]] archetype.
* StoneWall: Aside from good Defense, Bors has a shockingly high speed growth for a knight at 40%, so unlike most other members of his class in this game he can actually avoid being doubled by most other units. His strength growth on the other hand is uncharacteristically awful, to the point of being on par with the likes of [[FragileSpeedster Shanna and Sue]].
* StoutStrength: His artwork shows that he's a little tubby.
* WarmUpBoss: Of the Tutorial map in the Extras menu.
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[[folder:Merlinus]]
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->''"What... what impudence! Our army isn't so lenient that we would just take along some useless girl!"''
-->-- '''Merlinus''' referring to '''Clarine'''

->'''Class:''' Transporter

The man in charge of organizing the army's supplies and Roy's advisor.
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* CommanderContrarian: Being much more cynical and world-weary than Roy, he tends to counsel prudence and sometimes objects to potential recruits, such as Clarine.
* {{Expy}}: A more comical interpretation of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Malledus]], one of Marth's elderly tactician and advisor.
* TheLoad: Uses up a unit slot and can't fight. Less so than in ''The Blazing Blade'', though, since your other units can still send stuff to storage if he's not deployed.
* NonActionGuy: The only way in which he's more capable of self-defense nowadays is that he uses a cart, not a tent.
* OlderAndWiser: He's not as timid and fearful anymore as he was in ''The Blazing Blade'', but he also...
* TookALevelInJerkass: To some extent, he's now very outspoken, distrusts many people, and behaves a bit harshly all-around.
* TheStrategist: For Roy.
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[[folder:Elen ''(Ellen)'']]

->''"It's my country that started the war. So I understand...if you have hostility toward me, a native of Bern... But why? Why don’t I see hate in your eyes, but sadness?"''
-->-- '''Elen''' in a support conversation with '''Chad'''
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->'''Class:''' Cleric

A priestess from Bern and the LadyInWaiting of Princess Guinivere.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Cute little Elen is ''most displeased'' when she faces SinisterMinister Oro.
-->[[ThisIsUnforgivable "There is no salvation for you..."]]
* ChildhoodFriends: With Zeiss and Melady.
** ChildhoodFriendRomance: Implied at the end of her support with Zeiss.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Her dialogue with Saul has the latter [[CasanovaWannabe constantly flirting with her]], but the attempts go right above her head. By their last support, Elen appears to finally catch onto Saul’s womanizing behavior, but concludes that it’s a noble facade to show how St. Elimine's followers can live freely. Of course, Saul wasn’t kidding about trying to woo her, and he winds up on the receiving end of an accidental [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech The Reason You Suck Speech]].
-->"Acting like that would naturally cause misunderstandings... Everyone thinks you’re just a lazy man chasing after women...”
* DoesNotLikeMen: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], she used to be afraid of men, but she eventually grew out of it.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Runs away from Bern with her lady in liege, Princess Guinivere.
* GlacierWaif: In an anti-mage sense, Elen has excellent resistance and garbage speed. In a physical sense, however, she also has garbage defense.
* LadyInWaiting: She's this to Princess Guinivere, and it allows her to reach for Roy's BadassCrew when they're about to be re-captured by the Bernese...
* MinMaxing: The absolute best Luck and Resistance in the game coupled with a decent magic growth make her a good healer, but her awful speed growth and nigh non-existent defense make her a risky prospect for a combat unit.
* RecurringElement: The kind priestess who is your earlygame healer, the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Lena]].
%%* ProperLady
%%* WhiteMagicianGirl
* RedBaron: She's a part of the Bern district of St. Elimine's church. She eventually also claims the title of "The Saint of Bern."
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[[folder:Dieck ''(Deke)'']]
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->''"A mercenary has to fend for himself. No one's gonna be looking out for you. You've got to be skeptical. You should even be wary that I might be giving out orders just so I can ensure my own safety."''
-->-- '''Dieck''' in a support conversation with '''Shanna'''

->'''Class:''' Mercenary

A leader of a band of Mercenaries hired by Marquess Eliwood to serve Roy. Also was a gladiator in the past.
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* AnimalMotifs: [[PantheraAwesome Big cats]]; he [[spoiler:got his scars when protecting his brother from an escaped lion]], and earned the nickname "Wounded Tiger".
* BigBrotherMentor: To [[spoiler:Klein]].
* CoveredWithScars: His face and torso are heavily scarred. [[spoiler:He got them when rescuing a very young Klein from an escaped lion in an arena.]]
* DiscOneNuke: He comes with extremely good base stats at level 5 in the second chapter, making him one of the bastions of your early party (along with Marcus and Rutger). He also has solid growths in HP, Strength, Skill, and Speed, and he gets access to Hand Axes once he promotes, so he'll never really fall off.
* AFatherToHisMen: He can support with all the members of his band (as well as Rutger and Clarine) and their conversations are dominated by his efforts to advise and protect them: He urges Wade to pay more attention to his surroundings and not rely on brute strength to always win the day; he tells Shanna to fight as part of a team rather than over-relying on her flight and speed; he teaches Lot to not take employers at face value, because they may not have their mercs' best interests at heart; he tries to help Rutger escape the death-grip that revenge has on him; Clarine... [[TheGadfly well, he tolerates her.]]
* JackOfAllStats: He starts in the Mercenary class, which tends to fall in between the [[FragileSpeedster fast but fragile myrmidon]], [[StoneWall tough but slow knight]], and [[MightyGlacier hard-hitting but spongy fighter]]. His stat growths also support this, as he's unlikely to cap any single stat except possibly skill, but will probably get all but resistance to 20+ once promoted to hero.
* JadeColoredGlasses: He's had a rough life as a mercenary, and he views all employers with distrust. He's the last of the mercenary band to trust Roy as a leader, though this only is made clear in his supports with Lot.
* TheKirk: The even-headed, [[AFatherToHisMen fatherly figure]] of the FreudianTrio beween [[TheSpock Lot]] and [[TheMccoy Wade]].
* LightningBruiser: Though his resistance could use some work, his stats are all around very high, especially his HP.
* ItsNotYouItsMe: Non-romantic version. [[spoiler:Dieck saved a very young Klein's life, and as such he was employed and treated kindly by Pent and Louise. However, he noticed how other Etrurian nobles looked down on him, so he left to not cause problems to the Reglays. Klein was very... hurt by that.]]
* RecurringElement: The [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Ogma]], the balanced mercenary who starts solid and remains solid throughout the game. Dieck also even shares Ogma's gladiator past and having his body also CoveredWithScars.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Only in the artwork and sprite portrait; his battle sprite does have a shirt on.
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[[folder:Wade ''(Ward)'']]
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->''"All right, who's next! Bring it on!"''
-->-- '''Wade''' in a support conversation with '''Lot'''

->'''Class:''' Fighter

One of the mercenaries under Dieck, he is from the Western Isles. Is a hot-head.
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* AnAxeToGrind
* BoisterousBruiser: Likes little so much as hitting a foe as hard as he can.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: He's the foolish to Mary's responsible.
* GlassCannon: Fits the typical Fighter build of high Strength and HP, at the expense of every other stat. His Defense growth is actually not terrible by Fighter standards, but it's offset by his low base Defense and [[WeakToMagic non-existent Resistance]].
* HotBlooded: Has an unfortunate tendency to brush off Dieck's orders to maintain situational awareness in combat.
* TheMccoy: The HotBlooded member of the FreudianTrio between [[TheKirk Dieck]] and [[TheSpock Lot]].
* RecurringElement: The hot-headed [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Bord]] of the Bord and Cord duo.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Lot's Blue.
* TheRival: He sets up a friendly rivalry with Alen.
* {{Tsundere}}: He acts extremely rash and boastful around others, but he cares more about them than he's willing to say.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lot ''(Lott)'']]
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->''"Then remember that you can never be overly cautious in battle. The best way to stay alive is to always be wary."''
-->-- '''Lot''' in a support conversation with '''Shanna'''

->'''Class:''' Fighter

One of the mercenaries under Dieck, he is from the Western Isles. Is calm and cool.
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%%* AnAxeToGrind
* BigBrotherInstinct: He's a doting big brother to Myu, and he also acts as somewhat of one to Wade and Shanna.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Lot goes on to marry a childhood friend of his, heavily implied to be Wade's sister Mary.
* GeniusBruiser: He has an extensive knowledge of things such as [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall the weapon triangle,]] and apparently [[SmartPeoplePlayChess plays the]] ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' [[SmartPeoplePlayChess equivalent of chess]] in his spare time.
* RecurringElement: Due to some [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness early installment weirdness]] on ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Shadow Dragon]]''[='=]s part, he has the stat format of Cord, but the personality of [[BlueOni Barst]], which would be the standard going forward.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Wade's Red.
* TheSpock: The careful, calculating GeniusBruiser of the FreudianTrio between [[TheMccoy Lot]] and [[TheKirk Dieck]].
* StoneWall: A rare example amongst Fighter units, whom are usually {{Glass Cannon}}s. He has the highest defense growth in the game at 40%, while also having exceptional HP. However, his attack is mediocre, and he's one of the few axe users whom would be doing nearly ScratchDamage without effective weapons. His promotion gives him a massive boost to HP, with a similarly impressive boost to defense, solidifying his role as a defensive unit amongst his more offensive counterparts. What keeps him just out of MightyGlacier is his passable speed stat.
* UnableToSupportAWife: It is strongly implied that the reason he is working as a mercenary in the first place is so he can marry Wade's sister Mary.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shanna ''(Thany)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Sprightly Flier]]
->''"Yeah. I'm on a pegasus, see? I have a different movement pace than the others, so it's easier to fight on my own..."''
-->-- '''Shanna''' in a support conversation with '''Dieck'''

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight\\
'''Voiced by:''' Nao Shiroki (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/MarishaRay (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A Pegasus Knight of Ilia who, as customary of their people, is working as a mercenary travelling the world to hone her skills, eventually falling in with Dieck. Also, the younger sister of Thea and Juno.
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* ActionGirl: She rubs elbows with a band of tough mercenaries.
* ActionGirlfriend: If she's paired with Roy, her earlier availability and good growth means she will have to do more ass-kicking than Roy who will be stuck at Level 20 unable to promote until near the end of the game.
* BladeOnAStick: As is typical for her class.
* DiscOneNuke: If you're really persistent in giving Shanna a Fire support early then she'll have exceptionally high evasion and do much more damage. An Angelic Robe will also put her at an advantage as that fixes her weakest aspect, her HP. She can be downright deadly with this sort of investment, and can carry most of the game if her stats turn out well.
* GenkiGirl: Bounces back quickly from criticism (as long as it's not Thea), usually with laughter.
* FragileSpeedster: As speedy as most Pegasus Knights are, though her measly constitution of 4 is lower than average. Whenever someone reminds her of this, she says that she's too fast to be hit ([[GameplayAndStoryIntegration which given her stat distribution may hold a point]]).
* LeeroyJenkins: Her supports with her mercenary comrades and older sister Thea are mainly them telling her not to rush ahead in battle.
* NaiveNewcomer: Despite being a mercenary, she is incredibly nice to almost everyone she meets and doesn't seem to hold any cynicism towards her employers. This is largely due to her still being a trainee.
* ObliviousToLove: Towards Roy's obviously growing affection towards her until the end of their support.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here we go!"\\
"Attack, attack!"\\
"Not gonna lose!"\\
"Fine, fine! Everything's fine!"
* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler:If this mercenary ActionGirl from Ilia gets an A support with Roy, she can become the Duchess Consort of Pherae.]]
* RecurringElement: Her early recruitment and association with Dieck harkens to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Caeda]], but her relationship to other recruitable Pegasus Knights puts her closer to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Est]]. On a similar tack, there are some similarities between her and Catria - they're the second obvious love interest for the main lord, both being Pegasus Knights, but both are at least somewhat DoomedByCanon to not end up with their man. While ''The Binding Blade'' gives you the option to defy the latter, both the narrative of the game and side materials make it fairly obvious Lilina is the ImpliedLoveInterest.
* RunningGag: People reminding her to be careful.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: This is her relationship with Roy if paired.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: A bigger standout than even the rest of her castmates, and even before ''Awakening'' and ''Heroes'' the exact spelling of her name was debated. It turns out that her original name is ''Hebrew'', and is meant to be "Shani", which is Hebrew for "red" ([[YouGottaHaveBlueHair ironically]]), but some early guidebooks, probably not getting the memo, tended to spell it "Thany" in an attempt to romanize straight from the katakana. 8-4 and Nintendo of America settled on calling her Shanna, which is a more common Hebrew/Yiddish name meaning "beautiful".
* WeaponOfChoice: Has the eponymous Shanna's Lance in ''Heroes'', which not only makes specials proc more, but also increases the special's damage output when refined.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Not as much as some, but she does care a lot about her siblings Juno and Thea's opinion and accuses Thea of hating her when criticized.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chad]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Lycian Wildcat]]
->''"My hatred towards Bern is my strength... The drive to avenge Father and to protect the other orphans... That was my purpose in life. I never had any hesitation at all!"''
-->-- '''Chad''' in a support conversation with '''Elen'''

->'''Class:''' Thief\\
'''Voiced by:''' Natsuki Hanae (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Griffin Pautu (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A young man from a orphanage on the Lycia-Bern border, he has a strong dislike of Bern due to his past.
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* AlwaysSecondBest: Had some insecurity about how close he was to Raigh and Lugh, given that they're identical twins. Lugh assures him that they consider him family just as much as they do each other.
* BerserkButton: When Cath steals his bag, he reacts much more angrily than other characters do towards her antics. Justified in that the bag she stole has a picture inside that he made while still at the orphanage.
* DismissingACompliment: Raigh complains about this in their B support and says that Chad shouldn't talk himself down so much when they're with Roy.
* GlassCannon: He has the highest Strength growth of all the thieves, so he can graduate from FragileSpeedster to this.
* HiddenDepths: His dexterity makes him a talented artist as well as a thief.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes.''
-->''"Out of my way!"''\\
''"Gotta keep living!"''\\
''"Take this!"''\\
''"I'll keep my family safe!"''
* PromotionToParent: He was the eldest orphan, so he tries to take over this role even though his environment accuses him of being too young to really make it work.
* RecurringElement: The early-game thief of the [[Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Julian]] archetype, though he is much younger than the standard and he doesn't have any particular person he's bodyguarding (although he's quite close with Lugh). Though he can also support with the Lena counterpart (Elen), the support takes a more platonic direction.
* {{Revenge}}: For [[spoiler:the OrphanageOfLove where he lived in, which was destroyed by the Bern Army]]. Seen the most in his supports with Elen, which force him to think twice about his feelings about the deal.
* ThreeAmigos: With Lugh and Raigh.
* {{Tsundere}}: When Lugh presses food onto him, Chad loudly declares that he's not going to do anything nice back. Then, in the B support, he gives Lugh some new shoes, not because he's being ''nice'', just because they don't ''fit''. (Lugh is not fooled.)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lugh ''(Lou)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Lugh in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lugh_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Anima Child]]
->''"I’m sick of hiding, Chad! Everyone, everyone keeps disappearing when I’m not looking...! Father, you... even Raigh... I want to fight to protect the people I care for, too. I want to protect, and not just be protected!"''
-->-- '''Lugh''' to '''Chad''' in Chapter 3

->'''Class:''' Mage\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunkoTakeuchi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Michael Johnston (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A childhood friend of Chad, and Raigh's twin brother, he is the son of Nino from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: He's even younger than Roy, but he's a very gifted mage and very WiseBeyondHisYears.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Beneath Lugh’s kind and positive demeanor lies a cold hatred towards Bern, the country responsible for his and his friends’ suffering. So much so that, in a rather chilling monologue, he tells Melady that he uses his anger as a motivator to fight to protect his loved ones.
-->“That's what I kept telling myself. ... Anger keeps you going more than sorrow... Anger has kept me alive... so that I would be able to protect the little ones. ... Phew... So... for now, until this war ends... I have to keep my anger towards Bern.”
* BoringButPractical: While Lilina has ridiculously high Magic and support bonuses to take advantage of, Lugh compensates with better availability and [[JackOfAllStats higher averages in HP, skill, and speed]].
* ChildMage: Elen and Melady are both shocked by his youth.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Raigh hides his HiddenHeartOfGold in a support conversation, Lugh just laughs at it and warns him that he's going to have a hard time making friends if he pretends to care less than he really does.
* CrossDressingVoices: In the Japanese dub for ''Heroes'', he shares the same voice actress as [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Louise]], Junko Takeuchi, who portrays other heroic male characters for shows such as [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto]], [[Manga/HunterXHunter Hunter x Hunter]], and [[Anime/PokemonOrigins Pokémon Origins]]. Averted in the English dub, in which a male voice actor portrays him instead with a deeper tone (Michael Johnston).
* GenerationXerox: A gender-flipped carbon copy of his mother, in terms of behavior and gameplay.
* InnocentBlueEyes: His blue eyes go well with his kind-hearted and optimistic personality.
* {{Keet}}: Much to Raigh's annoyance, though he does tone down a lot in their shared supports.
* MoralityPet: He acts as one for Idunn in ''Heroes'', specifically in the Forging Bonds dialogues. He helps her regain her morality after losing her soul and experience happiness again.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I won't run anymore."\\
"I've made up my mind!"\\
"I promise - I'll be OK!"\\
"For the people I hold dear!"
* RecurringElement: The earlygame mage of the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Merric]] archetype.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Raigh's blue.
* SquishyWizard: Though he has high skill and speed to compensate.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Raigh.
* ThePollyanna: Like his mother, Nino. Lugh is amazingly nice to everyone he meets, and while his worries and anger do show sometimes, he is very positive overall.
* TeachHimAnger: Does this to ''himself''. In spite of Chad's worries that Lugh is too nice to kill people, his supports with Melady reveal that Lugh is driving himself forward by stoking his hatred of Bern.
* ThroughHisStomach: Half of his support conversations are him bringing baked goods to the other person (or their dragon, in Melady's case).
* WideEyedIdealist: Mostly, but his supports with Melady subvert this -- he's deliberately staying angry at Bern so he can fight.
* ThreeAmigos: With Chad and Raigh.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clarine Reglay]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Clarine in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clarine_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Unruly Princess]]
->''"A true lady must be dressed properly when they fight."''
-->-- '''Clarine''' in a support conversation with '''Dorothy'''

->'''Class:''' Troubadour\\
'''Voiced by:''' Runa Onodera (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Hunter [=MacKenzie=] Austin (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The younger sister of Klein, she was captured by Marquess Erik of Laus, but freed by Rutger. Also, the daughter of Pent and Louise from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Her supports with Rutger come across as this.
* BigBrotherWorship: Towards Klein, hoo boy. She tells almost every man she talks to that they can't compare to her brother's skills or [[BrotherSisterIncest handsome looks]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: To her brother Klein, whom she calls "the most beautiful in the army". So much that he actually calls her out on it in their B support, since she yelled at another healer for treating him and made her cry.
* DeadpanSnarker: She has ''quite'' a vicious wit that shows up in several of her speaking roles, most notably in her conversation with Narcian:
-->'''Narcian''': Lowborn?! Me?! You would compare ''[[{{Narcissist}} ME]]'' to a peasant?!\\
'''Clarine''': Oh, heavens no. I would sooner compare you to a filthy, disease-ridden mutt!
* DefrostingIceQueen: In her supports with Rutger.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Lachesis]], being a high class noble girl that can look really stuck up and highly idolizes her elder brother.
* FragileSpeedster: She has somewhat low HP and almost nonexistent defense... all compounded by insane growths in speed and luck. Clarine is rather famous in the fandom for having some of the best dodge rates in the entire series, if not ''the'' best. Once she gains a few levels, she's practically indestructible.
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:In her and Klein's A support, Clarine expresses fears that when she goes home, she'll just end up as "a doll who won't see the outer world". After speaking to her brother, she decides to become Mage General like her father and Cecilia to avoid this.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Rutger seems to consider her this, considering his A-support has him asking her to stick around because she makes him smile and laugh.
* {{Ojou}}: On the surface, she's the RoyalBrat type, but she can show elements of the ProperLady when shamed into it.
* ThePaladin: Subverted. She fits the class archetype, but she has no interest in fighting for any cause, good or otherwise. She's only looking for her brother, getting dragged into Roy's conflict with Bern in the process.
* PetTheDog: Her [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl friendship with Dorothy]].
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Stand back!"\\
"What insolence!"\\
"Stop this at once!"\\
"Prepared to be dazzled!"
* RecurringElement: The secondary healer of the [[Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Maria]] archetype.
* RescueRomance: Her supports with Rutger can be seen as this, seeing how they're first introduced when Rutger helps her escape from Bern, though like anyone whose name isn't Roy, they don't have a paired ending.
* SkewedPriorities: When Klein asks what kind of a person Roy is, she starts talking about his dress sense. Klein rephrases.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Dorothy's tomboy.
* {{Tsundere}}: To Lance and Rutger.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: To her brother Klein.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: She catches this from Rutger, Lance, and even Klein in her supports with them.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: A mounted one, though she can learn Anima magic when she classes up, turning her into more of a RedMage.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rutger ''(Rutoga)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Lone Swordsman]]
->''"That time... I learned that it was the law of nature that the weak die out. That is the same anywhere, whether it be Sacae... or Bern!"''
-->-- '''Rutger''' in a support conversation with '''Dayan'''

->'''Class:''' Myrmidon

->'''Voiced by:''' Masaaki Mizunaka (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Brian Kimmett (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A mysterious swordsman who served as a mercenary for Erik, before switching sides to Roy.
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* BelligerentSexualTension: His supports with Clarine have shades of this.
* BerserkButton: Anything related with Bern sets him off.
* CriticalHit: A staple amongst Myrmidons, but Rutger in particular has earned himself the FanNickname "Critger", since his high skill, Hard Mode bonuses, and support with Clarine make this practically a spam move for him. He has the possibility of reaching '''102%''' critical rate, meaning that his every attack will always be critical hits.
* DeadpanSnarker: Once in a while, he displays a very dark, deadpan sense of humor.
* DiscOneNuke: His high skill and speed, coupled with acceptable strength, and a possible Hard Mode bonus, alongside his ability to perform critical hits, are really valuable during the early parts of the game, and Hero Crest is available pretty early. And unlike other games, where skill is useless, the ability to hit is invaluable in ''The Binding Blade'', where hit rates against bosses are atrocious, so Rutger is probably your ''only'' unit who can take on the early game bosses.
* FragileSpeedster: As with all Myrmidons and Swordmasters, though Rutger has pretty high defenses and hit points for his class, making him closer to LightningBruiser.
* HalfBreedDiscrimination: Inverted. [[spoiler:Though he lived in Sacae, he was spared in the Bulgar Massacre because the armies took him for a citizen of Bern.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's distant and aloof, but he did rescue Clarine, apologizes to her when he accidentally makes her cry in their B-support, and tries to encourage Fir to be herself rather than emulating him.
* MixedAncestry: Part Bernese and part Sacaean, though he looks a bit more Bernese. [[spoiler:This is a minor plot point, as mentioned above.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: His portrait shows him scowling, and throughout the ''entire game'' he laughs or smiles ''once'' -- in his A-support with Clarine.
* ThePowerOfHate: He is purely motivate by revenge and hatred toward Bern. He completely rejects Fir's offer for a spar as he fights with intent of killing and Fir wants to fight to improve herself.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Meet my blade."\\
"... So it begins."\\
"I will cut you down."\\
"This is a battlefield."
* RecurringElement: The [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Navarre]] archetype; particularly notable in that he's the first ever playable outright Myrmidon[[note]]While the class did technically exist in the Jugdral games as the Swordfighter class, it was a functional blend of Myrmidon and Mercenary, with both Hero and Swordmaster possible promoted classes[[/note]], the class effectively spawned by Navarre's unusual-for-a-Mercenary build.
* RescueRomance: With Clarine, arguably, but no paired ending.
* {{Revenge}}: He releases Clarine and joins Roy's army solely to get back at Bern [[spoiler:for killing his people]]. Deconstructed in that [[spoiler:revenge has become so central to his life he can't ''begin'' to imagine what he'd do when he finally does get it; that he knows walking down this path is going to end poorly for him; and that he thinks he [[NoPlaceForMeThere can never come back from it, so he has no choice but to see it out to the end.]] Dayan and Karel is very concerned with his path for vengeance, especially Karel as he was as violent as him in his younger days and hoped that Rutger turn away from his path.]]
* TheSocialDarwinist: [[spoiler:The slaughter of his people]] taught him that only the strong survive, contributing to his desire to ''be'' the strongest.
* TheStoic: The man's nigh unfazeable. "Nigh" because Bern and Clarine exist.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:From Bulgar.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Saul]]
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->''"That I am able to meet such a beautiful woman... This day must surely be blessed."''
-->-- '''Saul''' being his usual self

->'''Class:''' Priest

A Priest of the Church of St. Elimine and a shameless flirt.
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* AgentPeacock: We first meet him wooing girls and getting scolded. Then he surprises Guinivere by revealing that he has been entrusted with crucial info by the Elimine higher-ups, related to [[spoiler:how she stole the Fire Emblem from Zephiel before running away.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's actually a pretty good, competent priest who knows what is good and what is so unforgivable that only death will suffice (the latter's example is Oro), but in the same time, he's also a shameless flirt who hits on women under the guise of "preaching". His superior (Yoder) saw through that and entrusts him with dangerous, serious missions. Saul completes all his missions properly, while still hitting on women (without success).
* CasanovaWannabe: He flirts shamelessly with a villagewoman, Cecilia, Elen, and Igrene. Zero of them reciprocate.
* ChivalrousPervert: He did save one girl from being harassed... by clinging to her harasser and posing as ''his'' jilted lover. The man fled, but so did the girl.
* HiddenDepths: He makes a fairly sincere statement of faith in his A support with Igrene and listens to her reasons for having none.
* JackOfAllStats: Trades Elen's ridiculous resistance stats for actual defense and speed.
* LetsGetDangerous: If he faces Oro:
--> '''Saul''': "Well, we certainly have an evil bishop here, now, don't we? (...) You disgrace God! You shall pay for that!"
* MistakenForGay: The aforementioned ChivalrousPervert incident.
* NumberTwo: To Yoder, who finds quite a bit of fault in his technique.
* NunTooHoly: ... This guy is supposed to be a priest, huh?
* RunningGag: Each flirtation begins with him praising God for this meeting with a beautiful lady.
* SexyPriest: Thinks of himself as such. The women he flirts with don't seem to agree. That being said, he is pretty attractive for a priest.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has deep blue hair, though his portrait renders it purple strangely.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dorothy]]
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->''"I tend to get scared in an actual battle, and I get nervous and can't move like I normally do..."''
-->-- '''Dorothy''' in a support conversation with '''Perceval'''

->'''Class:''' Archer

Saul's bodyguard and a servant of the Church.
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* ActionGirl: To Saul's NonActionGuy (until he promotes).
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Saul. His flirtatious behavior drives her up the wall.
* CowardlyLion: She actually dislikes battle and gets very nervous during it, but it doesn't stop her from guarding Saul or otherwise doing her job.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: She's not very confident in herself and wonders why she can't use healing staves. Yoder, Clarine, and General Perceval help her see herself better.
* IAmNotPretty: When Clarine tries teaching her to be ladylike, Dorothy eventually says that she appreciates the effort, but Clarine has nothing to work with.
* LightningBruiser: Not immediately, but her growths will give her high strength, speed, and durability. She has lower accuracy to compensate.
* ReligiousBruiser: A strong devotee of Saint Elimine.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Clarine tries to invoke this and eventually decides that the problem is Dorothy's lack of confidence.
* {{Shorttank}}: In her interactions with Saul. They bicker a lot over his flirting and her opinion of flirtatious priests.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Clarine's girly girl.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sue]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote:Click here to see Sue in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:285:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sue_05.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300:Doe of the Plains]]
->''"...Everyone... They were all killed by Bern... I couldn’t even track down the traitor in our ranks, and...our clansmen were all killed, right in front of my eyes... I was helpless, Sin. I don’t want to experience that feeling again. I don’t want to lose you!"''
-->-- '''Sue''' in a support conversation with '''Sin'''

->'''Class:''' Nomad\\
'''Voiced by:''' Nozomi Sasaki (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Megan Harvey (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The daughter of Rath from ''The Blazing Blade'' and a member of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae. She managed to escape from the Kutolah massacre, but was captured by a traitor to Lycia as well as imprisoned; if you release her, she joins the group. She's also Dayan's granddaughter.
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* ActionGirl: Is more than willing to enter the fray with her bow and arrows.
* ActionGirlfriend: If she becomes Roy's pair, then she will have to shoot a lot and grow a lot stronger than Roy until he gets the Binding Blade.
* TheChiefsDaughter: She is the granddaughter of the leader of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae.
* DisappearedDad: She asks Sin if her grandfather is alright, but not her father. [[DoomedByCanon Uh oh...]]
* EmotionlessGirl: Appears to be stoic and uninterested in anything but the natural world. Her supports with Sin and Dayan reveal that she does feel deeply about the fate of her clan.
* FragileSpeedster: Her speed growth is insane and she'll pretty much double-hit everything forever, but her defensive stats are poor.
* HorseArcher: Something she discusses with Wolt (a foot archer) in their supports.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for the massacre of her clan, as she was supposed to protect them and was led into a trap by a traitor. Dayan helps her deal with it.
* NatureHero: Mother Nature and Father Sky figure big into her conversations.
* OutdoorsyGal: She likes hanging out among rocks and trees and rivers.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Carried by the wind!"
-->"Father Sky..."
-->"Mother Earth..."
-->"Breathe in the fresh air..."
* TheStoic: Inherited her father's stoic streak, it seems.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Like her father Rath and tribesman Sin, Sue tends to be very quiet. She's very sweet to the people she likes, however.
* TomboyPrincess: Especially if she marries Roy, since the Pherae nobles are said to be weirded out by her tomboy behavior.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zelot ''(Zelots, Zealot, Jerrot)'']]
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->''"We are members of the proud Ilian Mercenary Knights. This is a battle that will determine the world's fate... And to us, that isn't all. The reputation of the Ilian Mercenary Knights will be determined by our actions and how we fight in this battle."''
-->-- '''Zelot''' in a support conversation with '''Trec'''

->'''Class:''' Paladin

The Captain of the Illian Mercenary Knights, who was hired by Hector. They join Roy afterwards.
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: [[spoiler:His long ending says he became the first King of Ilia.]]
* BoringButPractical: Having a second pre-promoted unit with a mount during the timespan of his join-time is a godsend, especially in Hard Mode.
* CrutchCharacter: Pretty much the same deal as Marcus, Zelot has marginally better base stats and growths in exchange for joining much later. He doesn't join late enough to be completely useless, but late enough such that many of your characters are already starting to catch up with Zelot.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: When Roy introduced himself as the leader of the Lycian army, Zelot expected him to be a lot older.
* {{Expy}}: The Illian Mercenaries, when compared with the plot structure of the game, carry a lot of similarities to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Hardin and the future Wolfguard]] in ''Shadow Dragon''. Thankfully, Zelot [[spoiler:doesn't go down the path of evil]] like Hardin does.
* HappilyMarried: To Juno.
* IGaveMyWord: Ilian mercenary policy. Even though the Lycian Alliance is now led by a boy and Lycia has been curbstomped, Zelot joins anyway because that's who hired him.
* NiceGuy: His sense of honor saves Roy's bacon shortly after the Lycian army arrives in Ostia.
* NonIndicativeName: Despite his name, he never acts like a [[KnightTemplar zealot]].
* ParentsAsPeople: He's barely had time to meet his and Juno's baby thanks to the war. He isn't happy about it.
* StoneWall: He and his subordinates all have a 30% defense growth, with his high base defense alongside a high HP growth, this makes him quite the reliable tank even if his other stats tend to falter.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He has a very rugged and wrinkled face, however he's actually in his thirties.

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[[folder:Trec ''(Treck)'']]
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->''"Thinking things over? Don't bother. We're not made to be thinking deeply like that."''
-->-- '''Trec''' in a support conversation with '''Noah'''

->'''Class:''' Cavalier

Noah's weird friend and a mercenary knight of Ilia.
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The chillest cavalier you'll ever meet; also, forgetful and weird practically to EruditeStoner levels (except that he doesn't appear to be on anything). His conversations with Gonzalez have to be seen to be believed, as it consists almost entirely of Gonzalez and Trec trying to remember each others' names.
-->'''Melady''': Do you always forget people's names?
-->'''Trec''': It's a hobby.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Trec's hobby is sleeping, however due to the fact that ''Binding Blade'''s portraits don't blink it may seem like an example of segregation when he's snoring with his wide open, but Zelot's supports show he's capable of sleeping with his eyes open.
* HeavySleeper: Repeatedly dozes off in his conversations with Zelot and Noah.
* HeroesGoneFishing: He fishes in his downtime.
* StoneWall: He has the best defense and luck growths among the cavaliers.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Noah.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Noah]]
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->''"Yes. I suppose even I have someone I want to send a letter to when I die. If I die, I want you to read my letter."''
-->-- '''Noah''' in a support conversation with '''Zelot'''

->'''Class:''' Cavalier

Trec's calm friend and a mercenary knight of Ilia.
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* DefrostingIceKing: He's very antisocial and has an aversion towards close relationships.
* DorkKnight: In combat, he looks like a calm and reserved mercenary knight. When it comes to Fir, he's shy and kind of awkward.
* HeroesGoneFishing: Expresses interest in joining Trec on his fishing excursions.
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Fir.
* NiceGuy: When Fir shows up at the arena looking for a fight, Noah sticks to ''non-''lethal combat, gives her the teaching she's after, and parts with some friendly advice.
* JackOfAllStats: Among the four cavaliers, he has the most average stat growths, though sadly hampered by a low strength. He still has a great niche in his durability and support bonuses with Fir.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Trec.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Astolfo ''(Astore, Astol, Astohl)'']]
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->''"I'm a spy. I go on secret missions to gather information, steal things, check on people...that kind of thing."''
-->-- '''Astolfo''' in Chapter 8

->'''Class:''' Thief

A spy for Ostia who hides his identity under the guise of a common Thief.
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* BadassBeard: It's a narrow chinstrap.
* DrowningMySorrows: Hector's death really took a heavier toll on him than you'd expect...
* FragileSpeedster: He follows the standard thief archetype, but his defenses are slightly better than average.
* IOweYouMyLife: To Hector, who found him looting Castle Ostia and hired him instead of punishing him.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: [[spoiler:He left Arcadia after fending off bandits, leaving behind Igrene. As an Ostian spy, he denies any claims that he was Gurlois because he knew that she would be in danger should his enemies know.]]
* TheSneakyGuy: Both by game mechanics as a thief, and In-Universe as an Ostian spy.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While his official name is Astolfo, alternate spellings like Astol and Astore have been seen.
* StarCrossedLovers: With [[spoiler:Igrene]].
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:He tells Igrene that Gurlois was devoured by the Nabata Deserts and wanted Igrene to move on and forget all about it.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lilina of Ostia]]
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[[caption-width-right:270:Delightful Noble]]
->''"Right now, I don't know anything about running a country, but I'll learn. I shall make Ostia a country in which our children can always be happy."''
-->-- '''Lilina''' in a support conversation with '''Ogier'''

->'''Class:''' Mage (''The Binding Blade''), Sage (''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [=SpotPass=]\\
'''Voiced by''': Ari Ozawa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), [[Creator/JulieMaddalena Julie Kliewer]] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
The daughter of Marquess Hector of Ostia. She's childhood friends with Roy.
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* ActionGirl: A magic user who willingly joins the fight immediately after being freed.
* ActionGirlfriend: If paired with Roy, she will probably have to do most of the damage dealing and stat-growing while Roy eventually hits Level 20 and is then unable to promote until the last batch of the game.
* AdvertisedExtra: After Roy, she's the most pronounced character on the game's cover, and is the daughter of Hector, however she ends up as mostly an extra after her initial chapter, due to the game designed to emulate ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light]]'', and the main heroine she's based on (Caeda) there was also 'just another face in your army, but you get an extra incentive if you keep her alive to the end' (in Lilina's case, also have her gain A Support with Roy).
* AllLovingHeroine: Have you seen how many people this girl can support with?
* AscendedExtra: Sort of. In ''The Binding Blade'' she was only relevant for the first eight chapters before becoming just another face in the army (until the ending if she and Roy have A support), but in light of ''The Blazing Blade'' making her and Roy’s fathers Lords Lilina has been treated as something of a {{Deuteragonist}} to Roy in advertisement. Most notably, her being in ''Heroes''’ “Love Abounds” banner as well as the [[https://twitter.com/wadadot_lv/status/1075049343147802625 special box illustration]] for the ''Binding Blade''/''Blazing Blade'' OST with the other Elibe lords. Several fans speculate that, should ''The Binding Blade'' be remade, Lilina will be properly ascended to Lord status, but only time will tell.
* BadassAdorable: A very cute girl, with a huge talent for anything related to Anima magic.
* BadassAndChildDuo: Hector's "Dressed-Up Duo" variation in ''Heroes'' has him team up with 5-year old Lilina to kick ass on the battlefield.
* BenevolentMageRuler: [[spoiler:Or rather, the Benevolent Mage High Marchioness/Duchess of Ostia. In the end, Lycia unifies into a single country, with Lilina as its queen due to Ostia being the dominant state. Plus, should she marry Roy, they become the RulingCouple of the new Lycian Realm.]]
* BerserkButton: Insulting Hector. Lilina was still trying to be nice to her kidnapper, but the moment Leygance insults Hector for 'stupidly falling to his death because of refusing to change with time', Lilina angrily tells him to shut up and pay for that insult.
* BlackMagicianGirl: She has the potential to be your best magic user in terms of raw power.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Roy if they reach A support. They also have one of the quickest support growths, so this is easy to achieve.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Her Magic stat is among the highest in the game on average. Everything else is subpar.
* DaddysGirl: [[spoiler:Too bad she's the daughter of a SacrificialLion.]]
* FirstGirlWins: Comes to believe this shall be the case in her supports with Marcus, and if the player decides to pair her with Roy, she turns out to be right.
* GlassCannon: Highest Strength/Magic growth in the game (75%), and slightly better Resistance than Lugh, but her other stats are either poor (HP, Defense, Skill) to mediocre (Speed).
* HotterAndSexier: Comparing her original game artwork to her ''Heroes'' look, which not only bares her shoulders and sides and fits her dress more snugly, gives her an attack pose with a cleavage shot. Additionally, her swimsuit attire in the 2019 Summer reveal that for her age, she's quite stacked. (But she still sounds 15, or younger, though in her swimsuit attire, she has kind of lowered her voice while still sounding young.)
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To Roy, they're all but stated to be the OfficialCouple; they have ShipTease moments even outside of support conversations (mostly Lilina making it blatantly obvious that she has feelings for him, with Roy [[ObliviousToLove just not catching on]]), their support chain is one of the fastest in any game and getting them to A-rank alters the ending, and one of the CG images in the music player depicts their first meeting as children. This even got two nods in ''The Blazing Blade''; one in Hector's B-support with Eliwood, which has him dreaming of his not-yet-born daughter playing with an unborn Roy in the future, and him getting supremely annoyed at the possibility that he may lose his daughter to Eliwood's son, and the other in the epilogue, which shows the above-mentioned first encounter in cutscene form. Furthermore, [[https://serenesforest.net/wiki/images/c/c0/P05-006.jpg an attention-grabbing card]] was made for the official ''TabletopGame/FireEmblemCipher'' card game. And '''''then''''' there was the "Love Abounds" Valentine's event in ''Heroes''... which basically stops exactly short of making them an OfficialCouple.
* TheIngenue: Despite all that happens to her, she remains as sweet and innocent as when she starts out.
* {{Irony}}: If she reached A-Support with Marcus, Lilina would feel more prepped up to confess to Roy... except that since a character is only allowed to have at most 5 Supports and thus only ONE A-Support, she will ''never'' end up as Roy's bride that way unless Marcus dies.
* KissingCousins: Made possible by the prequel: depending on the marriages in ''The Blazing Blade'', it is possible that Hector married Florina or Farina and Eliwood married Fiora, making Lilina and Roy first cousins through their mothers.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: One of the strongest mages in the game, and very demure, feminine, and graceful.
* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: Well, daughter. Hector's possible spouses are physical-fighting ladies (Lyn, Farina or Florina), but Lilina would have turned out to have great potential in magic. Putting aside the possibilities of Hector marrying a nameless NPC, she still differs from her father: she's less gung-ho, more petite and shows her tender and innocent side more often.
* MagikarpPower: Though she gets a free Thunder tome from Roy, Lugh is bound to be better than her by the time she joins up. She can surpass him thanks to her higher magic and luck coupled with her stupefyingly high support bonuses with Roy, but Lugh is easier to use overall.
* NiceGirl: A caring and supportive young girl at heart who rarely judges others by who they are. In fact, her kindness is how you can recruit Gonzalez into your team.
* PlayingWithFire: Though she can equip any Anima spell books and started out with a Thunder tome, most artworks will usually associate Lilina with fire magic, based on how the ultimate Anima spellbook is Forblaze, a fire magic. Eventually, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' turned Forblaze into her exclusive tome.
* PluckyGirl: Boy, does she go through a lot. But it never keeps her down for more than a second. To show this, her conversation sprite had her mouth shut to show her more reserved nature. In smaller map pictures or status screen, she's opening her mouth looking a little more cheery and plucky.
* ThePollyanna: She maintains her optimism in the face of betrayal, attempted assassination, and even her father's death. She becomes well-aware that this isn't a good trait in some of her supports.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"The magic is within!"\\
"I mustn't fail!"\\
"I call upon fire!"\\
"Oh you... Enough!"
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Although her outfit more closely resembles a nightgown than a skirt.
* RecurringElement:
** As the blue haired sweet childhood friend of the Lord character with a good knack of recruiting others by selflessness, Lilina is pretty much the answer to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Caeda]], though she is a mage and her marriage with Roy isn't set in stone.
** Like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Linde]], she is the plucky female mage who joins the protagonists because her father is murdered by the main villains, and is noted for her high Magic growth.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: When she cameos as a child in ''The Blazing Blade'', Lilina is a shy girl who hides behind Hector's huge body and has to be encouraged by Hector to go play with Roy. This is without regard of whoever is her mother. By the time of ''The Binding Blade'', Lilina is a lot more confident, averting the trope.
* TookALevelInBadass: Lilina is found locked in a room of her own castle, and Roy's crew have to bail her out to recruit her. After joining the party (as soon as she's freed!), and even moreso after being promoted, she then proceeds to kick plenty of ass. She's arguably one of the best magic users in the game, if not ''the'' best.
* TryingNotToCry: The dialogue if she survived the chapter she debuted imply that she tried to stay strong in the face of Hector's death, but she's trembling very hard that Roy told her that it's OK to cry for once. And she did.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Heroes'', Forblaze is tied directly to her.
* WideEyedIdealist: Wholeheartedly believes that things will turn out right in the end, and always tries to see the good in everyone. It bit her in the ass back once, because it was her attempt to see the good in Leygance that it gave him an opening to rebel and capture her. Eventually Lilina tries to develop from that, but her eyes are still wide enough to still see the good in some like Gonzales or Garrett.
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[[folder:Gwendolyn ''(Wendy)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Gwendolyn in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gwendolyn_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Adorable Knight]]
->''"The weight of a knight's armor is a symbol of his loyalty."''
-->-- '''Gwendolyn''' in a support conversation with '''Lilina'''

->'''Class:''' Knight
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ToaYukinari (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/CheramiLeigh (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A member of the Armor Knights of Ostia, and Bors' younger sister.
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* AdaptationalBadass: A respectable unit in ''Heroes'', but she ''really'' isn't in this game.
* BadassAdorable: Cutest Knight/General ever.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Her armor's color varies between reddish pink (portrait) and vermilion (battle sprite and various official art).
* FauxActionGirl: One of Ostia's famed armor knights, and one of the few female armor knights in the series... who starts with worse bases than Bors across the board.
* MagikarpPower: Subverted. Gwendolyn starts with atrocious base stats, and training her up is nigh impossible. Should you spend time and effort, however, she can become your [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative best Armor Knight]] -- which still comes with [[MightyGlacier hea]][[{{Pun}} vy]] [[CantCatchUp drawbacks]].
* OffModel: Not the most glaring example out there, but it's been repeatedly pointed out how Gwendolyn's artwork in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' (seen here) shows her waist and hips as being ''freakishly'' skinny, to the point where it's become a joke to say she's starving because Bors keeps eating all her food.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: Joins at level 1, despite her status as a supposed elite, and her actual combat skills are pretty much nonexistent.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I refuse to lose!"
-->"And now, my turn!"
-->"With all my might!"
-->"A knight must never fall!"
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[[folder:Barthe ''(Bath, Barth)'']]
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->''"Show the enemy the wrath of the Ostian knights!"''
-->-- '''Barthe''' in a support conversation with '''Gwendolyn'''

->'''Class:''' Knight

A high-ranking Armor Knight of Ostia. Quite no-nonsense.
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* GeniusBruiser: He puts more emphasis on the bruiser part, but he is a skilled strategist in addition to his martial skill.
* MightMakesRight: His philosophy, he constantly goes to the local arena to train himself despite the huge risk that comes with it all to better himself physically.
* MightyGlacier: Of the three unpromoted Armor Knights, Barthe has a classic set-up. He has the best HP growth (a guaranteed 100%) aside from the resident [[CuteMonsterGirl Manakete]] and tied with Lot for the best Defense growth, and has a very high Strength growth as well along with the highest constitution of all recruitable units (and the ability to use the Devil Axe unburdened), but his other stats are atrocious, especially his resistance base of 0 and a mere 2% growth.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He appears to be of high rank and is definitely the leader of the trio of armor knights that joins your group when he shows up. He seems to be very strict, but is otherwise very kind and supportive to his troops.
* RecurringElement: The defense-specialized knight that pops up from game to game.
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[[folder:Ogier ''(Oujay)'']]
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->''"My hometown? Well... It was just an ordinary village. We were poor... The reason I came all the way out to the city was to make money to feed my younger brothers..."''
-->-- '''Ogier''' in a support conversation with '''Lilina'''

->'''Class:''' Mercenary

A traveling mercenary hired by Ostia. Fights to aid his poor family.
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* CompositeCharacter: In a way he's a mix of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Caesar and Radd]]. He has Caesar's Mercenary class and similar backstory while also having Radd's youth and MagikarpPower.
* CovertPervert: Accused of such by Larum, but Ogier's reaction leaves things ambiguous.
* FriendlyRivalry: He and Gwendolyn train to become stronger than the other in their supports.
* HumbleHero: He downplays his achievements in battle.
* JackOfAllStats: Though with lower bases, availability, and constitution than Dieck, he mostly gets the shit end of the usability stick.
* MagikarpPower: He's underleveled once you obtain him, but he can shape into a competent Hero.
* MeaningfulName: His namesake is Ogier the Dane, a minor character from the Song of Roland. Given that Roland is one of the legendary heroes...
* NiceGuy: He doesn't seem to have a mean bone in his body.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While his official name is Ogier, others call him Oujay or OJ.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fir]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Fir in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fir_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Sword Student]]
->"...... Someone once told me... 'All paths of the sword lead to one place.' I still have yet to find out if that's true or not, but I can say that your sword is definitely on some kind of path. But I still have much to learn."
-->-- '''Fir''' in a support conversation with '''Rutger'''

->'''Class:''' Myrmidon\\
'''Voiced by:''' Yoko Hikasa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/NatalieLander (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The daughter of Bartre and Karla, and the niece of Karel. She is a young swordswoman travelling the world to hone her skills, in an effort to follow in her mother's footsteps.
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* ActionGirl: Her goal is to become a great sword-fighter [[TakeUpMySword like her mother and uncle]].
* BeYourself: Gets this advice from Rutger. Fir initially wants to spar with him and learn his skill with the blade. The issue, however, is that Fir fights to find her place in the way of the sword, while Rutger fights to kill and seek vengeance. By trying to fight him, she will gain nothing from a man driven by hatred and bloodshed.
** She receives similar advice from her uncle Karel, who tells her that idolizing and following others will get her nowhere; instead, she should look within herself and focus on carving her own path.
* ChasteHeroine: Partly an artifact of the crude support system (compared to ''The Blazing Blade'' and later titles), which does not allow for shared endings between characters outside of Roy's pairings; her ending strongly implies that she travels and hones her skills alone, spelling heartbreak for her potential suitors.
* {{Expy}}: Fir's mother's side of the family are throwbacks to the Isaachian swordmasters in Jugdral, and she is one to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 Mareeta]] as the fast young female myrmidon; in turn, Mareeta owes a fair bit to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Ayra and Larcei]], although she's less distant than Ayra could be and not ''quite'' as hot-blooded as Larcei (Although Fir has her moments).
* {{Flanderization}}: Fir’s personality in ''Heroes'' is very simplistic compared to that of her original portrayal. Training to become a swordmaster like her relatives was always a major part of her character, but ''Heroes'' seems to exaggerate this significantly. Save for a couple of lines, the majority of her dialogue consists of sparring, wanting to become like her mother and uncle, and very little else. Contrast this with her supports in ''The Binding Blade'', in which aspects such as struggling to find her own identity, her relationship with her father Bartre, and her distance from Sacaean culture prevent her from being so one-dimensional.
* FragileSpeedster: Crossed with MagikarpPower. Her level may be 1, but she starts with a superb speed base and decent all-around growths, though Rutger and Karel will have higher constitution.
* HiddenDepths: In a conversation between Bartre and Karel, the former suggests that Fir might be training herself across the continent [[spoiler:to cope with [[MissingMom her mother’s death.]]]]
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Parent, Like Child]]: To both Bartre and Karla. She inherited the former's drive and fighting spirit, and inherited the latter's appearance and skill with the blade.
* NiceGirl: An outwardly kind and polite young woman. When she hears of bandits attacking innocents in the Western Isles, she immediately springs into action to fight them off. She later joins the Lycian Army not just to find her path as a sword-fighter, but also to help end a war that’s hurting so many people.
* ObliviouslyBeautiful: Noah fell in love with her at first sight, and even [[TheStoic Sin]] eventually thaws enough to tell her [[WhatBeautifulEyes she has beautiful eyes]].
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Face my blade!"
-->"Don't you hold back."
-->"The path of the sword!"
-->"I will have my victory."
* RedBaron: In her ending, her efforts finally pay off, as she becomes the next Sword Saint [[PassingTheTorch after her uncle]].
* SkilledButNaive: She recklessly challenges the first fighter she sees at an arena, and was lucky that it was NiceGuy Noah, who's not willing to land a lethal blow on a rookie. Later, she's hired by a bandit leader who easily convinces her that ''he's'' the good guy and it's the Lycians who are exploiting the Western Isles. She [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in ''Heroes'':
-->"I defend myself well with my sword. But you know? I never see a lie coming."
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She initially acts prickly and evasive in her supports with Noah, but only because she is focused on her goal of improving her swordsmanship. She's actually [[NiceGirl very friendly]] with the others.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She looks like a younger Karla, wearing her hair differently. You wouldn't be able to tell that Bartre is her father by looking at her.
* TomboyishPonytail: A small blue ribbon ties her hair into a ponytail. Meanwhile, Fir’s [[ActionGirl interests and personality]] aren’t overtly feminine.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Not that Bartre is ugly, but comparing Fir to him and [[LadyOfWar Karla]] proves that Fir definitely does not take after him in the looks department.
* WeaponOfChoice: Sin notes that she's a rarity among Sacaen women, in that she chooses to fight with a sword rather than a bow. Despite ''The Blazing Blade'' introducing ''two'' more Sacaen women as sword-fighters, it's still played straight; one of them is Fir's own mother, who defies her tribe's StayInTheKitchen expectations and serves as an inspiration to her daughter.[[note]]Interestingly, ''Heroes'' actually ''addresses'' the seeming discrepancy; according to Karla in that game, a law of their clan is that "only one can wield the sword", which provides even further context to Karel's behavior in both games, as he's an '''exile'''; first because he broke the law and sought to fight to the death to hone his skills,and then a self-exile when he saw the error of his ways. It also means that Karla, and now Fir, are sufficiently awesome that they made the cut as The Sword-Wielder.[[/note]]
** In ''Heroes'', she gains the [[CoolSword Nameless Blade]], like with her uncle Karel (this appears to be the actual ancestral weapon which possessed Karel in ''Blazing Blade'' instead of the common Wo Dao). The Nameless Blade is a sword which lowers the base cooldown of specials, and when refined, increases damage output when a damaging special procs.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sin ''(Shin)'']]
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->''"I shall swear to Father Sky and Mother Earth."''
-->-- '''Sin''' in a support conversation with '''Sue'''

->'''Class:''' Nomad

A member of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae and Dayan's NumberTwo. He starts out working for bandits, but in reality, he's looking for Sue.
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* AntiHero: He's introduced this way. Met in the same mission as Fir, there's no evidence that he's as naïve as she, but rather is aware he's working for a pirate; he just needs the money to continue with his true mission of finding Sue.
* BodyguardCrush: Sin was dispatched by Dayan to find and protect his granddaughter, Sue. If they are taken to A support, it is implied that they fall in love.
* {{Bishonen}}: Just look at his sprite portrait!
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: He averts and discusses this trope with Fir, noting that most Sacaean women, when they do choose to fight, fight with a bow.
* JackOfAllStats: Higher strength and constitution than Sue, but less speed and luck, though they do possess the same maximized speed cap.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Works for the same bandit leader as Fir while seeking out his chieftain's granddaughter. He doesn't seem to care about who's good or who's bad until Sue turns up on the other side.
* RedBaron: His ending reveals that he became the Silver Wolf of the Kutolah clan [[PassingTheTorch after Dayan]].
* TheStoic: In his first appearance, Fir has quite a bit of difficulty trying to maintain the conversation. Most of his supports involve a good bit of staring silently at the other party.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's only dark in comparison to the other members of the party, but he still qualifies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gonzalez ''(Gonzales)'']]
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->''"But... I ugly... I can't stay with people. They not like me..."''
-->-- '''Gonzalez''' in a support conversation with '''Echidna'''

->'''Class:''' Brigand

A bandit from the Western Isles, whose low intelligence leads him to be exploited by others.
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His brutish looks cause people to reject him out of hand.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: If Lilina speaks to him, he'll switch sides because she's the first person to speak to him kindly.
* BeastAndBeauty: Mentioned in his supports with Lilina. "I ugly, you pretty... I not same as you."
* ButtMonkey: In his supports with Dayan and Bartre.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Like most bandits. He probably wouldn't know what to do with a pair of shoes anyway.
* FaceOfAThug: Poor Gonzalez; being good wasn't much of an option with a face like his.
* GentleGiant: The man is ''huge'', but he's so incredibly good-hearted that he only needs a stern talking-to to stop being a bandit.
* {{Gonk}}: One of the rare heroic Gonks in the series.
* TheGrotesque: His looks combined with his strength causes others to fear him.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: If supported with Lilina. It's also a good idea from a gameplay standpoint, as Lilina and Gonzalez boost each other's rather lacking accuracy if they're supporting.
* HulkSpeak: He speaks very broken English.
* PowerfulButInaccurate: Gonzales is significantly strong and fast combine with a 30% critical boost as a Berserker makes him a monster to behold. However, he has one of the worst skill growths in the game. Combine with axes's poor accuracy, he'll most certain miss most of his attacks without proper supports.
* RoarBeforeBeating: His crit animation has him bellow out a huge roar before turning his unfortunate foe into paste.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Geese]]
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->''"Yeah. My friends were killed by the lord of that castle. I gotta avenge them."''
-->-- '''Geese''' in his introduction

->'''Class:''' Pirate

A seafaring merchant turned to piracy to make ends meet. Also the younger brother of Geitz from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* BadassLongcoat: Though only in his artwork and portrait.
* CustomUniform: Averted with his battle and map sprites. Despite having long hair, wearing a longcoat and is more slenderly built, the sprites depict him like the generics; with a [[TopHeavyGuy top-heavy build]] while wearing either a bandanna and a tank top as a Pirate or being shirtless and having a horned helmet as a Berserker.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: He really doesn't know what to do with himself after he loses his fortune. After his run as a pirate meets a tragic end, he decides that avenging his crew is the only reason he has for living. Roy snaps him out of it.
* DualWielding: Picked the trait up as a Pirate, but becomes one-handed once he promotes into a Berserker.
* JackOfAllStats: A rare ''axe'' and Pirate version of it. His growth spread is pretty balanced compared to that of Gonzalez; he's less reliant on luck than Gonzalez, but also less able to pay out when luck shifts his way.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a pirate, but he was inept at it since he couldn't bring himself to hurt people and steal.
* JustLikeRobinHood: He became a pirate by necessity so that he and his crew wouldn't starve to death. To soothe his conscience, he only went after rich ships. It didn't end well.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Neither his pirate life or merchant life is fully shown, with a majority of his exploits being supplemental.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Klein Reglay ''(Klain)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:200:Silver Nobleman]]
->''"I was sent here to protect the villagers. To fulfill my mission, I will hereby join the Lycia Alliance Army."''
-->-- '''Klein''' when recruited by '''Clarine'''

->'''Class:''' Sniper\\
'''Voiced by:''' Yusuke Ohta (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Edward Bosco (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The Archery General of Etruria, Clarine's older brother and son of Pent and Louise. He's working with a group of mercenaries to deal with the bandits in the Western Isles and initially appears as an enemy.
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* TheAce: He's good at everything he tries, is extraordinarily handsome, and his skill with the bow is unmatched. It's hardly a wonder why Clarine idolizes him.
* {{Bishonen}}: He looks more like his mother than anything else.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Joins the Lycian Alliance when he realizes that he's been lied to about who the bandits are.
* DontCallMeSir: In his A support with Thea, he says he couldn't have known about her feelings when she kept on calling him "General" and insists on her using only "Klein" from then on.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Jeorge]] in terms of looks and gameplay, as the pre-promoted Sniper with strong affinity to bows. He also pursues the main character's crew due to a misunderstanding like Jeorge in ''Mystery'', but joins them later because the ones ordering him are actually the one in the wrong.
* InspectorJavert: He initially assists Arcard's forces because he was told Roy's army was a threat to Etruria, however when either Roy or Clarine tells him the full situation it becomes clear to him that Arcard is the bigger threat to Etruria.
* JustAKid: He accuses [[spoiler:Dieck]] of treating him like this.
* ObliviousToLove: He has no idea why Thea is following him and offers to find better job opportunities for her. She thinks he's trying to get rid of her until she blurts out that she's staying for ''him.'' (Though in fairness, it's pretty hard to figure out when TheStoic is in love with him.)
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I won't miss."
-->"Such foolishness."
-->"At this range..."
-->"Now, my turn."
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When Thea says that she'll follow him without question, his response is that he really wouldn't mind a few questions now and then. He himself questions his orders and changes position based on new information, and refuses to see anyone under his command as expendable, even hired fighters like the pegasus knights.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He very strongly resembles both of his parents. On one hand, his facial features and structure are very much like Pent's, but on the other, he shares a hair color ''and'' a fighting class with his mother Louise.
* WeaponOfChoice: Gains the Argent Bow in ''Heroes'', which functions like a Brave Bow but has less SPD penalty. An additional effect has it cutting down the DEF of the most defensive enemy unit on the field, making the fight more manageable for him (or for an ally).
* TheWisePrince: Though technically not a prince, he fits perfectly.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thea ''(Thite, Tate, Thito)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Thea in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thea.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Stormy Flier]]
->''"General Zelot, I'm sure you know already, but my mission has been accomplished. Still, I wish to remain in this army."''
-->-- '''Thea''' in a support conversation with '''Zelot'''

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazusaMurai (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KayliMills (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Leader of a band of Illian Pegasus Knights working under Klein. She's the middle sister between Shanna and Juno, and is very serious and straight-laced.
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* ActionGirl: The best fit out of her sisters for this trope, as Juno is semi-retired and Shanna is still just a novice.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Tries this after upsetting Shanna in their B support, since Juno used to do it when they were little. Shanna is baffled, but says it was nice for her to try.
* AngerBornOfWorry: She gets sharp with Shanna and Alen over their LeeroyJenkins tendencies because she cares about them.
* BigSisterInstinct: She is very protective of both of her sisters. She urges Shanna to be more careful in battle, and even expresses concern over Juno’s well-being, especially considering her newfound motherhood.
* BladeOnAStick: Like all Pegasus Knights, the lance is her weapon of choice.
* CannotSpitItOut: She is very bad at expressing affection through words, to the chagrin of her younger sister and love interests. She finally blurts it out in her A-Support with Klein.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Her hair and eyes share the same bright-blue color.
* ForYourOwnGood: Thea threatens to not let Shanna ride her own Pegasus anymore if she isn’t more careful, much to the latter’s outrage.
* HumbleHero: When Juno asks Thea how she performed as a captain, she downplays her role and says she didn’t do anything special.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: If Klein informs her of his turn to Roy’s side, she accepts, saying that Ilia’s mercenaries follow their employers’ orders without question.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: Considering her status as a mercenary leader, you'd expect her to be pretty high-level, or even a prepromote. Instead, she's level 8, with stats roughly on par with trainee Shanna's at level 1. HardModePerks do help her out somewhat, though.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Charge into battle!"
-->"Ready your weapon."
-->"It's my battle to fight!"
-->"No matter the enemy!"
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even at a relatively young age, Thea seems to provide her squadron with strong and positive leadership. When one of her soldiers worries about a rumor that Etruria’s soldiers plan on using the Pegasus Knights as {{cannon fodder}}, Thea tells her not to fret; dwelling on hearsay is unproductive, and their employer Klein seems perfectly trustworthy. This instills confidence in the soldier, who returns the favor by saying her subordinates trust her as well.
* RecurringElement: ''The Binding Blade's'' answer to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Catria]]; the stern and dutiful middle sister in a trio of Pegasus Knights, complete with a blue color scheme and an unrequited crush, namely towards Alen. Alternatively, Klein reciprocates her feelings in their A-Support, but they don't share an ending together either, as Roy is the only character with special paired endings in the game.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Blue hair and eyes, pale skin, [[SugarAndIcePersonality and a serious yet caring personality]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** Much like her sister, there's been much debate over her name. Early material gave us Thite, Tate is something of a fan localization, and Thea is her name as of ''Heroes''. (For the record, "Thite" is an old Indian surname, while "Thea" is a romanized version of the name of the Greek Titan Theia, god of sight and clear skies.)
** Also, for the curious, the kana of her name in Japanese are ティト; the most direct romanization of this would be something akin to "Teeto" or "Tiito".
* SubordinateExcuse: After her contract with Klein expires and her squadron returns to Ilia, she decides to remain with Roy’s army. Seeing that she is currently free to do as she likes, Klein tries convincing her that there are other more lucrative jobs outside of the army, but she insists on staying by his side. Little does he know that she is trying to express her feelings towards him, [[CannotSpitItOut albeit indirectly]]. Averted if the player vouches for Thea [[ChasteHeroine flying solo]] or prefers her with Alen instead.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: This is the same serious girl who tries to force herself to kill Shanna out of a mercenary contract, and yet personally arranged (and even ''cooked'') for her older sister Juno's wedding. Her A-level support with Klein cranks this UpToEleven.
* UndyingLoyalty: As seen in her supports with Zelot and Juno, Thea is almost completely devoted to her older sister since she raised her and Shanna, and goes out of her way to make sure Juno will be happy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Larum ''(Lalum, Lalam)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:300:Sprightly Dancer]]
->''"Okay, now let me cheer you up with my latest dance!"''
-->-- '''Larum''' in a support conversation with '''Douglas'''

->'''Class:''' Dancer\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShioriIzawa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Elizabeth Simmons (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A member of the Rebel forces on the Western Isles under Echidna. [[spoiler:Also, the adopted daughter of Douglas, and the one who found a badly injured Elffin and rescued him from certain death.]]
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* CloudCuckooLander: Half the time she's lost somewhere between her fantasy of what's going on and what's actually going on.
* FieryRedhead: Her emotional register never goes lower than very, very excited.
* GenkiGirl: To the point of getting on the nerves of people she supports with. Even Roy gets tired of it.
* TheGlomp: Every support with Roy starts with her grabbing onto him. In their A support he offends her by trying to dodge it.
* HiddenDepths: Her death quote is a calm acceptance of her fate.
* LethalChef: Her cooking is so bad that Echidna refuses to even call it by that name.
* MissionControl: If she's not recruited as a deployable unit, she provides the Auguries for upcoming battles.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Depending on which village you visit first in chapter 9, either she will join you later or Elffin will.
* OdangoHair: Her red hair is done up in two buns.
* PluckyGirl: She remains energetic and dedicated to the rebellion even after having been locked up for it.
* RecurringElement: The reoccurring spunky dancer.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Big time with Roy if paired.
* SecurityCling: Glomps onto Roy in their B support because she sees an enemy. He asks her to let go so he can actually fight.
* SpoonyBard: Like all Dancers, she has tiny HP and a purely supporting role in battle.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Echidna ''(Ekhidna)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:260:[[labelnote:Click here to see Echidna in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:245:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fe_6.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:260:Unyielding Idealist]]
->''"I have a plan to build a new village on the Western Isles for those people who lost their homes in the war."''
-->-- '''Echidna''' in a support conversation with '''Wade'''

->'''Class:''' Hero\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShizukaIshigami (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Julia [=McIlvaine=] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The leader of the Anti-Etruria rebellion on the Western Isles.
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* ActionGirl: Absolutely. Echidna is one of the better prepromotes in the game, as well as being one of the very few female Heroes in the series, a class that's usually assigned to tough, hardy men.
* AnAxeToGrind: An unusual hero in that she's more skilled with an axe than a [[HeroesPreferSwords sword]], despite not having enough con to use axes effectively.
* BadassLongcoat: So badass she gets a semi-unique battle sprite so she's wearing it instead of the [[ShouldersOfDoom traditional Hero wear]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: It's not at all uncommon for Echidna to be mistaken for a boy.
* TheBigGuy: Among the Etrurian rebels who join the army, Echidna is the biggest and the toughest.
* BrutalHonesty: With Gonzalez in their A support. She says she's not going to pretend he isn't ugly, dumb, and scary-looking, but suggests that he stop ''caring'' that he's those things and find something he enjoys and that helps others (like helping her build a village for displaced refugees) because people will like him if he likes himself. On a more humorous note, she also tells Larum how much her cooking sucks.
* InsultToRocks: She refuses to use the work 'cooking' to describe the results of what Larum does in the kitchen.
* JackOfAllStats: Inclined towards speed, but she has enough HP to take a hit and enough power to deal them herself.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Like Larum and Elffin, you only get to recruit her in one version of chapter 11. In this case, the A version.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes.''
--> ''"You aren't ready!"''
--> ''"What a pity!"''
--> ''"Giving up? Not me!"''
--> ''"Don't try to run!"''
* RebelLeader: She eats this trope for breakfast; most of her support conversations with people ''not'' from the Western Isles are recruiting attempts.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Elffin ''(Elphin, Elfin, Elfinn)'']]
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->''"...... Have you mistaken me for someone? I am Elffin...a simple bard."''
-->-- '''Elffin''' in a support conversation with '''Cecilia'''

->'''Class:''' Bard

A member of the Rebellion under Echidna. [[spoiler:Is actually the thought-to-be-deceased Prince Myrddin of Etruria]].
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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Arguably. He's Roy's second-most confidant after Merlinus and has just as much stake in the war as Roy does, [[spoiler:as he is the prince of Etruria.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Moreso than Echidna, even.
* {{Expy}}: He's got [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Claud's]] looks and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Lewyn's]] plot significance.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:He's actually Prince Myrddin of Etruria, who was almost assassinated but managed to survive thanks to Larum rescuing him. He decided to let his enemies think he was dead to try fighting back.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has one on his shoulder. [[spoiler:Cecilia recognizes him because of that.]]
* GuileHero: In the resistance group, he is the brains, just like Echidna is the brawn and Larum is the heart.
* IllMan: He seems to have eyesight troubles. [[spoiler:It's an aftereffect of the poison that almost killed him.]]
* KingIncognito: He hasn't revealed his identity since he doesn't want his poisoners to know he survived. This causes some trouble after he admits his identity to Klein, who can only manage to downgrade his mode of address from Prince to ''Lord.''
* MagicMusic: As a bard, his music allows units to move twice in one turn.
* MeaningfulName: His appearance is indeed ''elfin''.
* MissionControl: If he's not recruited as a deployable unit, he provides the Auguries for upcoming battles.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: See Larum. Regardless of who gets recruited, Elffin still appears as an [=NPC=].
* SecretTestOfCharacter: He tells Roy that the Western Isles adventure was a ploy between Etruria and Bern to leave Lycia without its army. Roy is alarmed but elects to stay and finish what he started, proving his character to Elffin. (The information is true, but Elffin admits to saying it in the way most likely to cause dismay.)
* SpoonyBard: He's pretty standard for the series' bard/dancer class, but he does have a notably good defense growth in comparison to the average bard.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Fae thought he was a girl.
* TheStrategist: He all but becomes Roy's number two once he joins.
* TheWisePrince: Subverted. While he's [[spoiler:the missing prince of Etruria,]] he embodies these qualities as a simple bard.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bartre]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Bartre in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bartre_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Ferocious Warrior]]
->''"But you grew up to be a strong, confident young woman. However, that isn't thanks to me. So I just wanted to be able to help you in any way that I could..."''
-->-- '''Bartre''' in a support conversation with '''Fir'''

->'''Class:''' Warrior\\
'''Voiced by:''' Kentarou Toone (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KyleHebert (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A powerful warrior from the Western Isles, searching for his daughter, Fir. For tropes pertaining to him during Eliwood's time, see [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeMainStory here]].
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* ActionDad: Joined the war fully supporting Fir and her training.
* BadassMustache: A veteran fighter with the mustache and muscles to back it up.
* TheBartender: After the war ends, he returns home and opens a bar. His business is a success thanks to his cooking, personality, and many stories of battle.
* BoisterousBruiser: Not as much as in ''The Blazing Blade'', but he still enjoys a good scrap.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Once he takes Gonzalez under his wing he puts the lovable [[{{Gonk}} Gonk]] through as much hell as he can dish out. He does mean well however, and Gonzalez learns important lessons in combat and turns out all the better for it.
* {{Flanderization}}: His HotBlooded and BoisterousBruiser traits are extremely exaggerated in ''Heroes''. Almost all his lines have him loudly boasting about his strength and being a powerful warrior, to the point where he greatly resembles the DumbMuscle he grew out of twenty years ago.
* HotBlooded: Don't let his age fool you, he's still as heated as he's ever been.
-->'''Endgame quote:''' Aaaaaar! My blood boils!
* MightMakesRight: Big time, his warrior code drives him to become stronger and stronger, and he invites Fir, Zeiss, and Gonzalez to do the same.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Sensing a theme here? You get him instead of Echidna in the B version of chapter 11.
* OlderAndWiser: Somewhat more subdued than in ''The Blazing Blade'', but still very effective. The "wiser" seems to have stemmed from settling down with his wife and raising a daughter.
* OverprotectiveDad: While he approves of Fir becoming a Swordswoman like her mother, he still is very overbearing about her.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"You fool!"
-->"Muscle up!"
-->"Taking me on?!"
-->"I'll break your bones!"
* RunningGag: In his supports with Gonzalez, screaming "You fool!" and punching him across the screen.
* WeaponOfChoice: In an update for ''Heroes'', he gained access to the new Axe of Virility, an anti-armor weapon. A refine to it grants him another instance of Fury to go with his inbuilt Fury 3, which means a lot of stats for a lot of self-damage every time he gets into a battle.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Raigh ''(Lleu, Ray)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Raigh in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/raigh_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Dark Child]]
->''"I want to protect those I hold dear, and destroy all those who oppose me. That's the power I seek."''
-->-- '''Raigh''' in a support conversation with '''Niime'''

->'''Class:''' Shaman (''The Binding Blade''), Dark Mage (''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Natsumi Fujiwara (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/SamRiegel (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Lugh's twin brother, and a travelling shaman, learning more about Elder Magic. He is also the son of Nino from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* CrossDressingVoices: In the Japanese dub for ''Heroes'', he shares the same voice actress as [[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Clarisse]], Natsumi Fujiwara. Averted in the English dub, in which a male voice actor portrays him instead with a deeper tone (Sam Riegel).
* DarkIsNotEvil: He studies elder magic and is kind of a jerk, but he's far from evil.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's just as sharp-tongued as Niime.
* DontYouDarePityMe: In his supports with Sophia, she gives him a tome, but he returns it to her because he doesn't want her to think he's a beggar.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He immediately gets snappish and cold when Chad asks why he's being nice, and Lugh chides him for rude and aloof when he's actually a caring individual.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Niime, who shares his barbed wit and love of elder magic.
* LikeParentUnlikeChild: He's the polar opposite of his mother, Nino.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With his brother Lugh.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Merciless massacre!"\\
"Behold, real power!"\\
"Darkness, serve me!"\\
"Pfft! How boring!"
* RecurringElement: The antisocial, jerkish mage like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Arlen]]. His dynamic with Lugh is a more friendly parallel to Arlen's near-deadly rivalry with Merric.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Lugh's red.
* SiblingYinYang: With Lugh, who is generous and friendly.
* SmugSmiler: He is always depicted with an arrogant smirk.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** His Japanese name, Lleu, is often romanized as "Ray" due to how it is written in Japanese, which is due to the fact that "Lleu" actually pronounced "Lay." (The name is Welsh in origin.)
** The official English name went with the ''Gaelic'' version of the same name, since the pronunciation was a bit clearer.
* SquishyWizard: His decent magic and high skill and speed make him an offensive beast, but is a bit hampered by his constitution and defense (though he has high HP to make up for the latter).
* StarterMon: In ''Heroes'', he's one of the first units you get. He joins after finishing the tutorial.
* {{Tsundere}}: Insists he's joining the Lycian Army for his magical studies, not to avenge Father and the orphans o-or anything! And definitely ''not'' because he cares about his brother or Chad or anyone else!
* WeaponOfChoice: Gains a unique tome in ''Heroes'', named Hermit's Tome, which is an anti-cavalry tome. The player can opt to give it an extra effect, which strengthens him the more allies around him, [[{{Irony}} ironic, considering he is an]] IneffectualLoner.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cath ''(Kath, Cass)'']]
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->''"...You don't know me? I'm Cath, a master thief!"''
-->-- '''Cath''' in a support conversation with '''Chad'''

->'''Class:''' Thief

A thief with a disdain for nobility and who travels around the continent, looking for a big score.
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* ActionGirl: She plays the PhantomThief trope straight, despite being an otherwise normal girl from the countryside.
* AffectionatePickpocket: Many of her supports have her getting all buddy-buddy with the other character so she can rob them (although she always ends up feeling guilty and returning it).
* BerserkButton: Bandits. She reacts with disgust whenever she runs into Garret because of it.
%%* BraidsOfAction
* BrokenBird: Beneath her flippant attitude and ego, she's carrying a lot of cynicism.
* CruelToBeKind: Her father was the one to put the torch to the village. Cath despises him for it, but Bartre suggests that he did it to protect her and the other villagers, since she says in the story that their lord's soldiers were starting to draw their weapons.
* DontYouDarePityMe: She won't accept charity. If she's going to take money, she's going to steal it, not be given it.
* DoomedHometown: Her reason for hating the nobility--the local lord ordered her village be destroyed to stop it being conquered.
* FragileSpeedster: She plays this straighter than both of the other thieves, being faster than Chad and Astolfo and ''much'' more fragile.
* GuideDangIt: To recruit her, Roy must talk to her at least three times whenever she appears, once for each appearance. The player is given six chapters to do this.
* HardModePerks: Since she starts out as an enemy and appears in the middle of stages, she gets these. They actually increase if you pick her up in a later level.
* InterGenerationalFriendship: With Bartre, who reminds her of her father. It's actually really heartwarming.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Cath is abrasive and frequently tries to steal from her own allies, but she takes a genuine liking to her support partners and (apart from Hugh) always ends up giving back whatever she stole from them.
* JustLikeRobinHood: Steals only from castles, manors, and other noble habitations. She also claims that she gives all the proceeds to the poor.
* LateCharacterSyndrome: She can be recruited only as early as Chapter 12, and as late as Chapter ''22'', though regardless, Chad and Astolfo will by then already have superior stats and/or constitution. When given a bit of work, she blows either of them out of the water, but by the point in the game you get her, you probably have a decent stock of Door and Chest Keys, making ''any'' Thief a debatable option.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hjJnqk8xbk This tune]] will appear whenever she enters a map as an enemy.
* PhantomThief: She's a mysterious thief who frequently pops up in maps where treasure is stored [[JustLikeRobinHood to better the common folk]], and won't stop until she either dies or is recruited by Roy.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers one to Roy the second time they speak. She actually raises some very good points, leaving him stunned into silence.
* SmallNameBigEgo: She calls herself "Cath, Master Thief," but nobody else does.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Melady ''(Milady, Miledy)'']]
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->''"I... I don't regret leaving Bern with Princess Guinivere. However, I still am a native of Bern... It is painful to fight against my former allies."''
-->-- '''Melady''' in a support conversation with '''Yoder'''

->'''Class:''' Wyvern Rider

Princess Guinivere's personal guard, whose loyalty to her mistress surpasses her loyalty to Bern. Older sister of Zeiss, and former girlfriend of Galle.
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* ActionGirl: She's skilled enough to be one of Bern's famed Wyvern Riders, as well as Guinivere's personal bodyguard.
* BladeOnAStick: Her weapon of choice, although she can be promoted to use swords as well.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Elen.
* DefectorFromDecadence: She was a respected and high-ranking knight in Bern. In fact, Guinivere held off on fleeing as long as she did because she didn't want Melady's reputation to be harmed.
* DragonRider: Rides a wyvern named Trifinne. Despite its looks, it's actually very gentle.
* HardModePerks: She gets boosted stats from Hard Mode; however, unlike every other character who gets the bonus, you didn't fight her in any of the chapters in the game. She just flew to your army, and joined with her Hard Mode bonus right off the bat.
* HurtingHero: She's extremely guilty over her betrayal of her country, even though it was by all means the right thing to do. Her support with Yoder is essentially him giving her a therapy session.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Lugh, who is taken with her wyvern. It causes friction when he realizes she's from Bern.
* LadyAndKnight: With Guinivere, which is why she's more than a little peeved when Guinivere defects without her.
* LoveAcrossBattlelines: Unfortunately, she creates this situation for herself, as her old boyfriend Galle stays on the enemy side. She even has special dialogue when fighting him, and clearly isn't happy about it.
* LightningBruiser: As befits her class, but her Hard Mode bonuses push her even further: she can outtank Bors, keep pace with Shanna, and hit harder than Dieck, even while ten levels behind all of them.
* RecurringElement: The [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Minerva]] archetype. They even look similar, though her relationship with Galle puts her closer to being an {{Expy}} of [[Videogame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Altena]].
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With Galle.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Her loyalty to Guinivere outweighs her loyalty to Bern, and she chides her lady for not realizing that. (Although Guinivere is acting in what she believes to be Bern's best interests, too.)
* ZettaiRyouiki: Created from her armor no less.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Perceval ''(Percival)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Perceval in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fe_0.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Knightly Ideal]]
->''"Let us fight together for the future of Etruria!"''
-->-- '''Perceval''' in a support conversation with '''Douglas'''

->'''Class:''' Paladin\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakuyaEguchi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Chris Cason (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The Knight General of Etruria, he is forced to serve Bern when the corrupt nobles of Erturia kidnapped the king and formed an alliance with TheEmpire.
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* TheAce: Considered one by the other Etrurian generals. Given how useful he is [[LightningBruiser gameplay-wise]], this is fully [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
* TheDitherer: The running theme in his conversations. In contrast to Cecilia, who has dedicated herself to the populace of Etruria, and Douglas, who has sworn his loyalty to the royal family of Etruria, Perceval isn't entirely sure what exactly he is most loyal towards. With some help from Douglas he eventually manages to get over it.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He eventually stops following Bern's orders -- not because he's fighting his own countrymen or decided that he should work with Cecilia, but because he was insulted by Zephiel delegating things to Narcian rather than allowing Etruria to handle their own issues.
* HardModePerks: Notable since he only retains the Hard Mode bonus if you recruited him in Chapter 15 instead of chapter 13. (Especially odd, as recruiting him on 13 is a ''lot'' harder.)
* IHaveYourWife: He capitulates to Zephiel's orders to keep King Mordred safe.
* KnightInShiningArmor: It's part of his job description.
* MetaTwist: He looks a lot like he'll be filling the Camus role, but he's completely recruitable.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: An exceptionally rare case of this being completely averted--his stats are not abnormal at all for a fully-raised level 5 Paladin, and on Hard, he's actually well ahead of the curve. His growths are kind of bad, but his bases are high enough for him to not really mind.
* PerpetualFrowner: To the point that Klein makes some fun of it.
* RecurringElement: A [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], he looks to be the game's Camus archetype, what with him even looking like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Camus]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Eldigan]], however due to his status of TheDitherer he has no particular loyalty until he becomes aware of Elffin, who's on Roy's side, thus he sheds the typical expectations and joins the player's side.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Him and Larum.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: If you couldn't reach and recruit him in Chapter 13 after 5 turns, he leaves the map. He can be recruited again in Chapter 15 however.
* TheStoic: He has one mood and one facial expression to match.
* WeaponOfChoice: Gains the Prized Lance in ''Heroes'', which is a lance that lowers the base cooldown of specials, and strengthens him when he is faced with a full HP enemy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cecilia]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Cecilia in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:340:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cecilia_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Etrurian General]]
->''"A bright future for Etruria? You can talk about that after we win. Even if we do win this war, we have much to worry about. We must rebuild our land and regain other nations' trust. Etruria's future comes after all that."''
-->-- '''Cecilia''' in a support conversation with '''Douglas'''

->'''Class:''' Valkyrie\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ToaYukinari (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/CheramiLeigh (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The Mage General of Etruria. Helped teach Roy the basics of warfare in the tutorial.
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* AdaptationalBadass: She's OverratedAndUnderleveled in here, but in ''Heroes'', she's a far more powerful and useful unit thanks to her utility with Gronnraven, or if skill inheritance is taken into account, capable of becoming a ''very'' powerful Gronnblade user with the right buffs.
* BadassInDistress: When she's defeated by [[spoiler:Zephiel]] and captured by Narcian. Once freed, Cecilia fully joins the group alongside Sophia.
* BadassTeacher: She's quite the effective teacher for both Roy and Lilina.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Is an overall cordial person, but definitely has her moments. For an example, when she finds out that Elffin is [[spoiler:the thought-to-be-dead Prince Myrddin]], [[WhatTheHellHero she harshly scolds him]] for not telling her or [[spoiler:his own people]] about it, and says she is “looking forward to [his] explanation after the war.”
-->'''Elffin:''' "... Scary as always.”
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Roy's army from being ripped apart when Narcian returns after Chapter 8/8x by bringing in a whole lot of Etrurian troops and General Perceval.
* BoringButPractical: She's not as powerful as the mages, but she still can use some great tomes and useful staffs at base without needing to invest in a Guiding Ring.
* BrutalHonesty: Her reason for teaching Lilina magic and not Roy? Only the former has the natural talent… Something that can never be taught. As far as she’s concerned, if she were to train them in magic side-by-side, Roy would have an extremely difficult time trying to catch up to Lilina despite his efforts, and he wouldn’t be able to cultivate his true gifts elsewhere.
-->“Lilina, you will eventually lead Ostia's future. Remember this... If you assign someone to a task that he is naturally not good at, he will waste his ability. You must never think that everyone works in the same way.”
** In ''Heroes'', the "Gifts of Winter" Paralogue shows her giving the same treatment to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Ephraim]] when he asks if he could learn magic despite his ineptitude. She suggests honing his talents as a natural leader instead.
* CoolBigSis: To Roy and Lilina.
* DaddysGirl: Her grandpa and father are said to be quite protective of her, well into OverprotectiveDad territory judging by the story she tells to Saul.
* EnemiesEqualsGreatness: When she was starting out as an Etrurian general, she didn't exactly receive a warm welcome. [[WomenAreDelicate People were not very open to the idea of a woman being a high-ranking officer]], and even Douglas would label her as inadequate for the job. All of this, however, would only push Cecilia to study and train harder in combat and magic, resulting in her winning the respect of her peers and working as Lord Roy and Lilina's [[BadassTeacher personal instructor]].
* FourStarBadass: By her title, she's supposedly the most skilled and powerful mage in Etruria. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation It doesn't show in her stats.]]
* HiddenBuxom: It's not exactly evident in her usual art given how modest her usual attire is, but as shown in [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DukmBE0UUAAOwr_.jpg her art]] for the 2018 Winter Event where she wears a SexySantaDress, she's shown to be surprisingly stacked.
* HotForStudent: If you give her and Roy an A support.
* LadyOfWar: Not only is she [[LadyOfBlackMagic a skilled mage]], but she also taught Roy his swordsmanship ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation even though she can't equip swords]]).
* TheMentor: She taught Lilina how to use magic and continues to advise the girl after joining Roy's forces.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: Her stats are very low considering her role in her country's army. It also doesn't help that she's first usable in a ''desert chapter'', which severely limits her movement. Some chalk her overall weakness up to her [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration still not being fully recovered from]] [[CurbStompBattle her ridiculously one-sided fight with Zephiel]], though checking her stats in that battle reveals they're exactly the same.
* PassingTheTorch: [[https://kantopia.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/fire-emblem-6-cecilia-artbook-translation/ The official Fire Emblem 6 artbook]] reveals that [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Erk]]]], the previous Mage General of Etruria, chose her to inherit [[spoiler:his]] title.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here and now!"
-->"My chance is at hand!"
-->"Never underestimate me!"
-->"Keep your distance or perish!"
* PluckyGirl: People didn't want her as the Mage General, but she persevered and won them over.
* RedMage: She can use both Anima magic and Healing Staves with at least decent proficiency.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Defies the King (or rather, his self-serving advisors) to save Ostia from being reconquered by Bern. Later, she chooses to defend the people of Etruria rather than capitulate to the king's hostage-takers.
* SupportPartyMember: Her base stats and growths are just kind of bad for her level, but the combination of being mounted and a decent starting staff rank gives her a fair bit of utility.
* WhatTheHellHero: At the end of her support with Elffin, she chews him out for [[spoiler:concealing his identity as the supposedly deceased Prince Myrddin to her and the people of Etruria]].
* TheWorfEffect: After being established as Roy's teacher, Mage-General, and the leader of the Etrurian resistance, she's [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown trounced in one hit]] by Zephiel. You know, in case you forgot what happened to Hector.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sophia ''(Sofiya)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Sophia in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sophiaheroes_5.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Nabata Prophet]]
->''"Yes... I am half Dragon...so I grow slowly..."''
-->-- '''Sophia''' in a support conversation with '''Fae'''

->'''Class:''' Shaman (''The Binding Blade''), Sorcerer (''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaoriOnishi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/WendeeLee (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A priestess from the village of Arcadia, located in the Nabata Desert.
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* TheCameo: Appears in a village in the penultimate chapter of ''The Blazing Blade'', looking for the Archsage. She then gives you a Talisman and tells you to do your best to defeat Nergal.
* DamselInDistress: She, along with Cecilia, is being held captive by Bern forces when you see her for the first time.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She wields dark magic (Being a Shaman and all), but personality-wise, she’s as gentle as a lamb.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Literally in this case, since she wields elder magic. She can learn to heal if she classes up, though.
* DemotedToExtra: Sadly, after the chapters involving Nabata/Arcadia, Sophia quickly becomes unimportant to the main storyline.
* DramaticEllipsis: Every single sentence of hers... includes at least one...
* HalfHumanHybrids: She is half dragon, half human; her mother being the former and her father being the latter.
* HealingHands: Has a "healing touch," but in game proper, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation it's only used once and off-screen and promptly forgotten afterwards]].
* HotterAndSexier: Her ''Cipher'' artwork makes her much more fanservicy, [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/3/35/Sophia2_Cipher.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160627011325 making her look a bit older]], [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/e/ec/HMK84_Sophia.png/revision/latest?cb=20160924185831 or in some cases, more "cute"]].
* HumbleHero: When Niime compliments her for being a strong person in their A-level support, Sophia is rather shocked at the very idea of being called that.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Subverted. In one of her support conversations, Niime points out to Sophia that if she was just an ordinary human girl as opposed to being a half-human, half-dragon hybrid, she could have had a normal and happy life without worrying about being hunted down for her powers. In response, however, Sophia says the following:
-->'''Sophia:''' I… This is me… Even the Dragon blood that flows in me… it is what makes me who I am…
* InnocentProdigy: She has a certain degree of clairvoyance (Which winds up giving her status as the Prophet of Nabata) and comes from an impressive [[MixedAncestry half-human, half-dragon lineage]], but she knows very little about the world outside of her homeland in Nabata. On top of that, judging from her conversations with Niime, she barely knows anything about her own mixed bloodline, including if her ability to vaguely see into the future even has anything to do with it at all.
* IntriguedByHumanity: In her conversations with Igrene. Justified, given that [[SmallSecludedWorld she has never been to the outside world apart from Nabata until the events of the Bern War.]] [[spoiler:She questions their need for war, but [[HumansAreGood ultimately wishes to befriend them]] [[LoveYouAndEverybody and hopes one day that humans and dragons can peacefully coexist worldwide.]]]]
* LastGirlWins: She is the last character encountered who can marry Roy via supports. Given her half-draconic nature, such a relationship would be a MayflyDecemberRomance, [[spoiler:even if Roy is quarter-dragon (and in that case, well, look what happened to his mother's lifespan...).]]
* MagikarpPower: Subverted and downplayed. Experienced players will look at her base stats and joining time and assume she's one of those characters who starts out underleveled and ends up extremely powerful. Sophia, however, usually goes from being cripplingly weak to merely mediocre. Her overall growths while higher than the averages in the game aren't actually comparable to units in similar conditions.
* MeaningfulName: Sophia’s name is the Greek word for “wisdom,” which pairs well with her knowledgeable and thoughtful personality.
* MysteriousWaif: She is a [[Really700YearsOld really old]] [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Dragon]] from a [[HiddenElfVillage hidden village]], is quiet and shy, can see the future, and we never learn much about her past. Oh, and she's [[DamselInDistress being held captive by enemy forces]] when you see her for the first time. After you free her, you help her save said HiddenElfVillage from an enemy attack. And you have to keep her alive through all of this in order to get a [[McGuffin Legendary Weapon (Forblaze)]], which you need to get the game's GoldenEnding.
* MysticalWaif: Shy, caring, mysterious past, mystical powers, no knowledge of the outside world due to spending her whole life in [[HiddenElfVillage Arcadia]]...
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks like a teenager, but has actually lived for centuries due to her dragon heritage.
* OppositesAttract: With Raigh. Despite him being seemingly cold, brash, and arrogant and Sophia being shy, gentle, and introverted, they end up becoming close friends.
* OracularUrchin: Her prophetic visions are the reason she was chosen as a priestess.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here I go..."
-->"The dark within..."
-->"I must fight..."
-->"I'll do my best..."
* RapunzelHair: Lampshaded by Raigh in their A support:
-->'''Raigh:''' Hey, you over there! You! With the long dragging hair!
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She's ''much'' older than she looks, due to being half-dragon.
* ShrinkingViolet: With [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair lilac hair]] and [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple purple]] [[PurpleIsPowerful robes]], too.
* SilkHidingSteel: Looks like a ProperLady in her [[TrueBlueFemininity blue dress]] and is also very shy, but there's a reason for her to be in the war. If she marries Roy, she's said to give pretty decent advice in regards to reconstructing Lycia. Also see IJustWantToBeNormal.
* SquishyWizard: Has almost nonexistent Defense and overall low starting stats...
* TheQuietOne: Even when she does speak up.
* WaifProphet: Although her prophetic abilities aren't well developed, which gets her into trouble early on.
* WeaponOfChoice: Gains the Eternal Tome in ''Heroes'', which grants her advantage against colorless foes (such as bows and daggers). Refining it gives her more defenses when she is attacked.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever:
** A huge topic in her conversation with Fae. When Fae is annoyed that she is growing at a much slower rate than Sophia (who is a half-human/half-dragon, while Fae is a full-blooded dragon), the latter tries to comfort her by saying that even when she dies, Fae will still be youthful and live on… [[ComplimentBackfire Which results in Fae bursting into tears over the thought of losing her best friend]]. Then Sophia says this:
--->'''Sophia:''' Fae… I’m sorry… Don’t cry… I feel the same way… But… that is what it means… to live for an eternity…
** This conversation (particularly the quote above) strongly implies that Sophia had human friends back in Arcadia that she wound up outliving due to her bloodline, causing her a lot of emotional pain and grief.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Igrene ''(Igraine)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Igrene in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fe_7.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Nabata Protector]]
->''"If we can live together with Dragons, there should be no reason why the outsiders can't..."''
-->-- '''Igrene''' in a support conversation with '''Sophia'''

->'''Class:''' Sniper\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumiHara (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Krizia Bajos (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The Guardian of Nabata, also the daughter of Hawkeye from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* ActionGirl: She's every bit as badass as her father was.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: A trait she shares with her father, and presumably the other humans of Nabata.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: [[spoiler:She found an injured and passed out Astolfo and nursed him back to health. They fell in love, but couldn't stay together.]]
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: She specializes in bows rather than being a berserker like Hawkeye was.
* HeroicLineage: She is the daughter of Hawkeye, the previous guardian of Nabata.
* HollywoodAtheist: She used to be devoted to her god but got cynical on faith after the death of a loved one.
* HotterAndSexier: Just compare between her original art and ''Heroes'' art. While Igrene was always attractive and had an AbsoluteCleavage, she has a modest bust and never reached MsFanservice levels. In ''Heroes'', though, it's as if [[AdaptationalCurves her boobs got bigger]] and her AbsoluteCleavage had to [[FanservicePack get lower to accomodate]], so we get more views of her boobs this time.
* LadyOfWar: The very definition of this from design, to character, to choice of weapon.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: [[spoiler:She had a daughter who died sometime before the war.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: To Sophia and Fae. It helps that [[spoiler:[[HiddenDepths she actually used to have a daughter of her own…]]]]
* StarCrossedLovers: With [[spoiler:Astolfo]].
* TheUnseen: In this game’s prequel, she was originally meant to be a playable Archer unit, but that never came to fruition. Instead, she is mentioned a couple of times in Hawkeye’s dialogue.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Guardian's Bow in ''Heroes'', which lowers base special cooldown and further cripples an enemy's stats if she is faster than them.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Garret ''(Garett)'']]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/garret_8.png]]
->''"I can't be doing banditry forever. I've been looking for a job that would earn me a decent income."''
-->-- '''Garret''' in a support conversation with '''Larum'''

->'''Class:''' Berserker

A brigand who roams the Etruria-Nabata borders. Is a bit of a cynic.
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* BaldOfAwesome: Subverting BaldOfEvil, in fact.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Hunting down and killing his mother's murderers took eight years. Now he isn't very sure what to do with his life.
* FaceOfAThug: As Larum remarks.
* GlassCannon: Garret has good attack and the requisite Berserker crit bonus, but his speed and defenses are so low that he can easily be torn apart if left in the open.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He plays with this one before finally settling on "good scars" when he joins your group.
* JadeColoredGlasses: He's incredibly cynical and strongly resists making friends with anyone in the group. He's had a pretty hard life, so it's easy to see why.
* KnightInSourArmor: His conscience drives him to join Roy's group, but he's really surly about it.
* SecretCharacter: About the closest thing you get to one in this game outside of Karel. His bio and portrait doesn't even suggest he could join you, and his only hint that he's recruitable is the fact his underling says he's too nice for his own good. Even then unless you knew how to recruit Gonzalez, a character who's also got no hints at how to recruit him, you probably wouldn't guess Lilina was the one to recruit him considering how she hasn't had any relevance since chapter 8.
* SecretTest: [[spoiler:His A-Support with Lilina suggests that he may have pulled one on her in their C-support.]]
* YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler:His mother was killed by brigands when he was young, and he eventually tracked them all down and killed them. But, with nothing left in life, he eventually became one himself]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fae ''(Fa)'']]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fae_1.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Fae in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fae_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Divine Dragon]]
->''"But the Demon Dragon is a Divine Dragon like Fae! And you’re going to fight the Demon Dragon, right? What about Fae? If Fae grows up and becomes like the Demon Dragon, then…"''
-->-- '''Fae''' in Chapter 24

->'''Class:''' Manakete\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AriOzawa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Sarah Blandy (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

One of the last few Divine Dragons left in Elibe. Despite looking like a little girl, she's already ancient.
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* BadassAdorable: ''Just look at her portrait''. And even in her dragon form she's an unbelievably fluffy critter who ''attacks by sneezing''.
* TheCameo: She makes an appearance in ''The Blazing Blade'', [[spoiler:in the house in "Living Legend."]]
* CharacterSelectForcing: Of the 10 units you're allowed for the last two chapters, Fae is mandatory. One wonders why, considering that her Dragonstone is just as disposable as the rest of the Divine Weapons ''and'' can't be repaired, so potentially the game is forcing you to deploy a [[TheLoad useless unit]].
* DamselInDistress: Before being recruited, she gets captured by Bern forces when trying to follow Roy.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Tiki]], another late-game waif who can turn into a dragon.
* FeatheredDragons: She's a Divine Dragon, which in this game are depicted as large, feathery dragons, unlike their depiction as just white and holy dragons in past games.
* FluffyTheTerrible: An adorable little thing named Fae who just happens to be one of the most powerful dragons in the world. Even her dragon form is pretty cute.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Yet another entry in ''Fire Emblem'''s dragon obsession.
* KillerRabbit: Her usual form is of a cute little kindergartner. Her ''dragon'' form... is as fluffy and yellow and wouldn't look out-of-place in an Easter basket.
* MightyGlacier: Very high stats in everything but Speed and (initially) HP. The latter makes her start off as a GlassCannon until her HP growth gets going.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Apparently young Divine Dragons of Elibe look like a giant goose. Or something.
* PrecociousCrush: Seems to have one on Elffin in their A support, not realizing that due to her slow aging she's likely going to outlive him.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"RAWRR!"\\
"GRRRRRR!"\\
"BWAAAAA!"\\
"RRAWRR! RRAWRR!"
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:She's ''how many'' centuries old?]]
* RequiredPartyMember: She needs to survive in order to get both the Good and Best Endings. She's also required to participate in the last two chapters.
* SkilledButNaive: It's hard to believe that such a childish, innocent girl is one of the most powerful beings in existence. But she is.
* ThirdPersonPerson: In Japanese, she talks almost exclusively like this.
* TooAwesomeToUse: Run her Dragonstone out of uses and she can't fight. This makes her a frustrating unit to use, since you only get 30 attacks out of it for the duration of the game. You also can't use the Hammerne on it. There is one loophole, though: with her massive Resistance stat, she can sponge magic attacks all day without wasting uses of the stone. Fae is excellent for making long-range magic attackers ([[ThatOneAttack Bolting]], [[StandardStatusEffects status effect staves]]) run out their weapons.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: When Sophia tells her in support conversations that she will outlive all of her friends, Fae is very unhappy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hugh]]
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->''"I've seen so many kids who've lost the ability to smile in this war. Grown-ups have a lot of issues, but come on, kids have to be laughing! Although it seems like the idiots starting wars don't realize that."''
-->-- '''Hugh''' in a support conversation with '''Chad'''

->'''Class:''' Mage

A mercenary Mage who is hired by Roy when his first boss leaves. He is the son of Canas from ''The Blazing Blade'' and grandson of Niime.
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* BadLiar: {{Played for laughs}}. When Roy expresses shock at Hugh’s request of 10,000 Gold in exchange for his services, Hugh says the money is for medicine for his sick grandmother (Who turns out to be perfectly fine). After payment, he blows his cover by saying that his grandmother suffers from [[BlatantLies “headaches around her back.”]] When Roy starts catching on, Hugh makes a hasty retreat.
* BerserkButton: [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]]. He doesn’t take too kindly to Chad calling him “Mister.”
-->"M-Mister!? Wait a minute, you're calling this superbly handsome young man a Mister!?"
* ButtMonkey: The only ones who don't verbally abuse him in their supports are [[NiceGuy Lugh]] and [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Chad]].
* FriendToAllChildren: He connects with orphans Lugh and Chad very well, and laments how the war is hurting so many children and sucking the joy out of their lives. This could be stemming from how he didn’t have such an easy childhood himself.
** When Chad tells Hugh about his orphanage being destroyed by Bern's soldiers, the first thing he asks is if any of his fellow orphans were killed. Much to his relief, none of them were harmed.
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:His supports with Chad show that he greatly disapproves of the war, notably the effect it has on the children.]]
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Let's just say [[spoiler:Niime]] wouldn't win any awards for raising him and leave it at that...
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Desperately tries to convince both himself and his environment that he is a talented and handsome young man. It only works moderately, in both cases, no doubt thanks to his awful self-esteem.
* JackOfAllStats: A pre-trained Lugh at his highest base stats, though with a bit more HP.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
-->"He's just like his father... He tries to be bad, but he can't deny his kind heart..."
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Subverted -- unlike his father and grandmother, he uses Anima magic rather than dark. [[spoiler:Actually, that's because Canas's wife/Hugh's dead mother [[BlackMagicianGirl was a Mage/Sage]]. (And if ''The Blazing Blade'' is to be believed and [[MagikarpPower Nino's presence]] is a lead, she came from a very powerful clan of these). So it's more a case of Like ''Mother'' Like Son.]]
* OhCrap: Has this reaction before the final battle against Idunn. While most of the other characters utter a BadassBoast or some other dramatic line, Hugh simply exclaims:
-->“Whoa! We gotta fight that thing!?”
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He only joins the Lycian Army if Roy pays him a large sum of money, starting at a whopping 10,000 Gold. Every time Roy (i.e. The player) declines, the price lowers, as do his stats and overall effectiveness as a unit. If his last offer of 5,000 Gold is rejected, he will not join Roy's group. This is a clear parallel to how [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration the more he is paid, the more results he delivers]].
* RaisedByGrandparents: [[spoiler:His father is Canas... [[DoomedByCanon who was killed when trying to stop a snowstorm]]]], so he had to be raised by his grandmother [[spoiler:Niime.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite how pathetic he can come off as at times, he can show quite a level maturity if he feels that there's good reason to be.
* RecurringElement: He's the mercenary who, if paid enough gold, will turn to your side, just like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Beowolf]]. Unlike his predecessor, [[AllOrNothing who will only accept 10,000 Gold and not a cent less]], Hugh is willing to compromise ([[GameplayAndStoryIntegration but will join with lower starting bases as a result]]).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zeiss ''(Zeis)'']]
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->''"If the Lycia Alliance Army's leader would allow it, I want to go with you. I want to see the princess' beliefs that moved you so."''
-->-- '''Zeiss''' when recruited by '''Melady'''

->'''Class:''' Wyvern Rider

A Dragon Knight of Bern under Galle, he's also the younger brother of Melady. When the Lycian Alliance tries to retake the Etrurian capital from Bern and Etruria's revolutionaries, Narcian attempted to frame him as a Lycian spy to cover up his failures. Melady, who was already on Roy' side at the time, manages to convince him to defect for the sake of Princess Guinivere and Bern's future.
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* ChildhoodFriends: With Elen.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Implied at the end of his support with Elen.
* DefectorFromDecadence: He was Galle's protégé, and was shaping up to be a respected knight before Melady convinced him to join Guinivere.
* DragonRider: Rides a wyvern named Rubley.
* MagikarpPower: Not as severe as Sophia, but he starts out at a low-level unit pretty late in the game, though does compensate by having about the same bases as Melady minus a couple points in speed but with two more in strength and an extra point in constitution.
* MightyGlacier: If he manages to overcome it, with his growths that manage to make him parallel [[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Haar]].
* RecurringElement: The young unit who has massive potential, but joins very late, founded by [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Est]].
* TheScapegoat: Narcian decides to have him executed for leaking information to the enemy in order to shift the blame off of his own failures. Ironically, this proves a major factor in making him defect for real.
* StraightMan: He plays this role in his supports with [[BoisterousBruiser Bartre.]]
* WhiteSheep: [[AllThereInTheManual The art book]] describes him as such, saying that his value of harmonizing with others is a rarity among Bern's Wyvern Riders.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Douglas]]
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->''"We are knights... If the king orders an attack, we must oblige."''
-->-- '''Douglas''' in a support conversation with '''Igrene'''

->'''Class:''' General

The Great General of Etruria.
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* GeniusBruiser: He's considered a strategic genius in additon to being one of Etruria's best warriors.
* HonorBeforeReason: General Douglas has been aware for some time that evil councilors are taking advantage of the king's grief over his son to manipulate him so they can pillage Etruria freely. Nonetheless he obeys all of the orders his king gives him for the sake of maintaining his oath to serve, despite knowing that the misrule is destroying Etruria. And then... hoo boy. Chapter Sixteen. He deploys as an enemy, and unlike the previous Etrurian general, Perceval, he cannot recruited by any means. At this point your army contains both the other Etrurian generals, the noble son of the previous generals, ''Douglas' own adoptive daughter''(!) and even ''the disguised prince and heir to the kingdom!!!'' NONE of them can recruit him. Only once you've captured the castle and freed the Etrurian king from the councilors controlling him does he automatically join you, but only if you went though the entire chapter without killing him, even though he makes a beeline for your forces starting on turn one. What a jerk.
* IHaveYourWife: Same with Perceval, though he refuses to switch sides until Aquileia is seized.
* MightyGlacier: Like Barthe, Douglas is a classic general: good power and defense, but no speed.
* OldRetainer: The oldest of Etruria's three generals and the last to join Roy's army.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Larum, whom he adopted. He loves her dearly, but apparently not enough to relent from attacking Roy's group when you finally meet up with him.
* PassingTheTorch: A substantial part of his conversations centers around the fact that he feels his age catching up to him, and if he survives the events of the game, he retires.
* RecurringElement: The [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Lorenz]], an honorable general of the enemy kingdom who can be coerced into joining the player's side. He's more resilient in this regards, fulfilling a latter perk of the archetype: Extra difficulty to recruit.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Niime ''(Nimue)'']]
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->''"At first, I was determined to make my son's wife a Shaman. But your mother was a fine young lady with a distinct talent for Anima magic, so I couldn't help but give in. ...I was proud of them both... But they died so young."''
-->-- '''Niime''' in a support conversation with '''Hugh'''

->'''Class:''' Druid

An eldery scholar of dark magic from Ilia, known as the "Hermit on the Mountain". Is the mother of Canas and grandmother of Hugh.
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* BadassBookworm: She spends most of her life researching, which gained her the title "Hermit on the Mountain".
* CoolOldLady: Her rapier wit and power make her a fan favorite, even if her grandson would heartily disagree.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Well, "Morally-Grey Cannot Comprehend Good", but similar enough. Her relationship with Yoder ended because she couldn't understand why Yoder didn't take revenge against the people who killed his sister.
* GlassCannon: She boasts the hardest-hitting magic type, high base Magic, and enough Skill to aim fairly accurately with it, but her HP is dire even compared to an unpromoted unit. Using her in the endgame will pretty much require an Angelic Robe or two.
* HermitGuru: She abandoned civilization to perfect her dark magic. From what we see, she's definitely well on her way.
* IWasQuiteALooker: If her supports with Hugh are to be believed, she was quite attractive when she was young. She apparently also used to date men and then dumped them once they'd spent all their money on her.
* MadScientist: She took interest in Fae due to her being a dragon, and was intent on learning more about her through... less savory means, but thankfully her conscience stopped her from going too far, and she ended up befriending Fae instead.
* SchrodingersGun: Roy's army encounters her whether they end up going to Sacae or Illia.
* SquishyWizard: Her offense stats are actually fairly impressive, but she comes in with incredibly low HP and defense, and nowhere near enough levels left to fix them. That said, she's one of the best staff users you can find, between a natural A-rank and an unsurpassed Magic.
* SupportPartyMember: The main reason for her viability is that unless you grind to hell and back, characters with high Magic tend to be Sages or Druids with no time to raise their staff rank, and characters with high staff rank tend to be Bishops or Valkyries with poor base Magic, while Niime boasts both good staff rank and good Magic. This means Niime can do some pretty insane things when given access to powerful staves like Warp, especially if you get her Dark Magic to S (none too hard when she starts with an A) and hand her the Apocalypse tome. Even at her base, she can warp a character fifteen tiles.
* {{Tsundere}}: An OlderAndWiser variation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Juno ''(Yuno)'']]
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->''"I'm used to the cold. It's far better than flying through the blizzards on a pegasus."''
-->-- '''Juno''' in Chapter 20A

->'''Class:''' Falcoknight

A former Flightleader of Ilia, but she retired when she gave birth. Wife of Zelot and older sister of Shanna and Thea.
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* ActionMom: She's the mother of a newborn girl and a seasoned pegasus knight.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Since childhood, she's had a habit of petting Shanna and Thea's heads whenever she praises or comforts them.
* BigSisterInstinct: Zelot tells Thea that Juno was very worried about her and Shanna's welfare while they were gone. As it turns out, this is nothing new.
-->'''Thea:''' "Our sister was often too soft on Shanna and me. The day we left was a hectic one indeed. Juno was constantly fretting over us, worrying about our meals, our clothes..."
* CoolBigSis: She has cared for both her younger sisters since their parents’ death, and in turn, Shanna and Thea greatly admire her. So much so that if the player recruits Juno with either of them, both will be ecstatic about fighting by her side. It helps that the people of Ilia regard her as a great Flightleader.
* DeadpanSnarker: [[NiceGirl Not in a mean-spirited fashion]], but she tends to make playful jabs at the likes of her husband Zelot and younger sister Thea.
-->'''Thea:''' "I was thinking... Maybe you should leave the rest of the battle up to us and rest a bit. You know, you're a mother now, so..."
-->'''Juno:''' [[SarcasmMode "Oh? Should the old ladies be stepping back now?"]]
* FauxActionGirl: A level 9 prepromoted Falcoknight with no weapons and amazingly bad stats and growths. Her only claim is her extra point of Constitution, so the only thing she could possibly be used for (aside from prepping a Triangle Attack with Shanna and Thea) is her Rescue utility. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as her retirement and becoming a mother and housewife likely took a toll on her fighting ability.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: As mentioned, her poor stats and growths are associated with her having been retired for so long and being rather unwilling to return to combat.
* HappilyMarried: To Zelot.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When Bern’s forces overwhelmed her and the other pegasus knights defending the Edessa castle in Ilia, she surrendered in exchange for keeping the territory unharmed. The first time we see her is in a prison cell with the castle's civilians she managed to rescue.
* LadyOfWar: As a former Flightleader of Ilia, she's still this even if she's retired.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Dayan only appears on the Sacae Route, while Juno only appears on the Ilia Route.
* ParentsAsPeople: She was forced to leave her child and return to the battlefield, and isn't happy about it. That being said, she acknowledges that there is no way she can raise her child in peace until the war ends.
-->"I'm fighting because I'm her mother. I want to raise her in a peaceful time without war."
* PromotionToParent: Had to raise Thea and Shanna alone after their parents kicked it.
* RecurringElement: Quite possibly the oldest member of the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Palla]] archetype.
* RedBaron: Her ending reveals that, after her death, she would be remembered as “The Grand Flightleader.”
* RetiredBadass:
** She was a former Flightleader for the Ilian pegasus knights. Unfortunately, this status takes its toll on her [[OverratedAndUnderLeveled in-game performance]].
** After the war ends, she declines becoming the leader of Ilia’s pegasus knights to lead a happy and peaceful life with Zelot and her child.
* TheRival: She had a [[FriendlyRivalry friendly rivalry]] going on with Sigune in their youth. Even though the latter betrayed Ilia and helped Bern, Juno grieves when she learns of her death.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dayan]]
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->''"We Sacaeans pray to the Sky and the Earth. The light of day and the darkness of night that engulfs this land... They produce wind, lightning, fire, ice, and many other affinities... Every person on this planet is protected by one of the elements. According to my clan's beliefs, I am protected by the Anima affinity."''
-->-- '''Dayan''' in a support conversation with '''Yoder'''

->'''Class:''' Nomadic Trooper

Leader of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae and known as the "Silver Wolf". Is the father of Rath and grandfather of Sue.
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* BowAndSwordInAccord: The only pre-promoted Nomad you can get, meaning he starts off being able to use swords right off the bat.
* {{Expy}}: This game's other answer to Book 1's version of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Hardin]] alongside Zelot while matching the mustached appearance and being a leader of a plains country. While Zelot has two cavaliers under him (matching Roshea and Vyland), Dayan is associated with two mounted archers (which parallels Wolf and Sedgar).
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Has many traits of this. Though it's really more like Magical Mongolian.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Juno only appears in the Ilia Route, while Dayan only appears in the Sacae Route.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Does he ''look'' like someone who could have a teenage granddaughter? Or somebody in his (presumably late) 50's?
* ParentalAbandonment: The cause of this for Rath, due to a prophecy.
* RedBaron: "The Silver Wolf".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yoder ''(Jodel, Yodel, Yodl)'']]
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->''"If the Demon Dragon has really been released, this would be the greatest danger mankind has faced since the Scouring!"''
-->-- '''Yoder''' in Chapter 21

->'''Class:''' Bishop

A Bishop of the Church of St. Elimine. He's lost a step or two according to Niime, but he's still more than capable of keeping up with Roy's group.
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* CoolOldGuy: He's looked up to by many of his support partners.
* CrutchCharacter: A level 20 Bishop with only "meh" stats to back up a maximized resistance stat that will end up useless in the endgame. He basically just exists to use Aureola if Saul or Elen don't have the requisite light magic stat to do so.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He became a priest after [[spoiler:his sister died]]. He doesn't talk about it around anyone else other than Niime.
* GoodShepherd: He's one of the kindest and friendliest characters in the game; he doesn't have an evil bone in him and helps anyone he talks to.
* TheMentor: He's a mentor figure for both Saul and Dorothy.
* OldFlame: It's very heavily implied that him and Niime had a thing for each other in their youth, but they split up due to differing philosophies.
* TheShrink: In several of his supports, he essentially acts as this to other units, giving them advice and helping them on their way.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Karel]]
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->''"Perhaps you think so now, but we both follow the way of the sword... All paths of the sword lead to one place."''
-->-- '''Karel''' in a support conversation with '''Rutger'''

->'''Class:''' Swordmaster\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunjiMajima (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/BrycePapenbrook (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Fir's uncle. A retired Sacaean swordsman known as the "Sword Saint". He was once was known as the "[[BloodKnight Sword Demon]]" until finding enlightenment.
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* AwesomeButImpractical: His famously inflated growths don't actually amount to all that much when he has only one level to grow. Even getting him that one level can be surprisingly tricky, as he gains XP really slowly.
* CrutchCharacter: Like a lot of the late-game pre-promotes, if you desperately need someone to wield [[InfinityPlusOneSword Durandal]], he can get the job done.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: See his ''The Blazing Blade'' tropes for that particular horror show... and on top of this, there's a fair bit of implication that more happened offscreen in between the two games (particularly concerning [[spoiler:his sister]]), which heavily contributed to his current attitude.
* EleventhHourRanger: Only if you obtain all the Divine Weapons (to proceed past chapter 22), and then visit his village with Fir or Bartre.
* {{Expy}}: He bears an incredibly similar story to Kenshin Himura from ''Anime/RurouniKenshin''. Karel at this point bears the retired samurai's older and more peace-inclined outlook and mentor role, while his DarkAndTroubledPast has been explored in the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade prequel]].
** His relationship to Fir and late join time combined with excellent endgame potential also makes him reminiscent of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 Galzus]].
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: He claims to be rusty with a sword, but once back in the swing of things... well, see his UpToEleven entry. Pretty fitting for given [[Anime/RurouniKenshin who is is based on.]]
* HumbleHero: He considers his fighting skills "rusty" and potentially inferior to the youngsters. While that latter part may technically be true if Rutger or Fir have had a lot of luck with their levels, he is still playing things down considerably.
* LateCharacterSyndrome: Despite being intended as PurposefullyOverpowered, he tends to get benched due to Fir and Rutger having a lot of room to catch up to him. Additionally, he lacks the high staff rank common to Gotoh characters, giving him little use outside of killing things.
* MartialPacifist: He's changed a lot since ''The Blazing Blade''...
* MasterSwordsman: He's treated with awe by all.
* OlderAndWiser: Much calmer than he was in ''The Blazing Blade'', his epithet having changed from "the Sword Demon" to "the Sword Saint," and quite more powerful too.
* RecurringElement: The EleventhHourRanger of the [[Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Gotoh]] archetype.
* RedBaron: The Sword Saint, or Saint of Swords. One of the few characters who is referred to by his epithet in-game and not just in the epilogue.
* RetiredBadass: He doesn't fight any more unless it is for his family.
* UpToEleven: This version of Karel is famed for having the most preposterously high stat growths in the entire series.[[note]]HP 210%, Strength 130%, Skill 140%, Speed 140%, Luck 120%, Defense 110%, Resistance 100%. Please pick your jaw up off the floor.[[/note]] There is, of course, a catch... [[spoiler:he only gets to level up once.]]
* WarriorPoet: He's gained this perspective after looking back on his days as The Sword Demon.
[[/folder]]

!Non-playable Characters

[[folder:The Lycian League]]
!!Marquess Eliwood of Pherae ''(Eliwood)''
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->'''Class:''' Paladin
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/YuriLowenthal (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Roy's father and the Marquess of Pherae. For tropes about his younger self, see [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeTheLords here]].
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* FlowerFromTheMountainTop: He once got one of these for his deceased wife, according to Marcus.
--> '''Marcus''': Lord Eliwood loved his wife deeply. And one night... before the two became engaged, Lord Eliwood suddenly disappeared from the castle. When he returned to his love three days later, he presented her with a beautiful white flower which only grows in the snowy highlands. It was the flower which she loved the most.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: His stats are actually quite phenomenal, even though he's supposed to be sick.
* IllMan: He would've led the troops himself if not for his poor health.
* IWasQuiteALooker: He is not ''ugly'', but it's clear that the work and stress affected his looks. His in-game portrait makes him look even more aged, despite being just in his late thirties. It also doesn't help that he's ill during the events of the game.
* OlderAndWiser: He has far more life experience than he did in ''The Blazing Blade''.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's one of the leaders of the Lycian League.
* RetiredBadass: Twenty years prior, he stopped the Black Fang from destroying Elibe. But due to his poor health by the time of this game, he entrusts the job of generalship to his son Roy, although he is still classed as a Paladin.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game five times, and he'll be available in the trial maps.]]
* SoleSurvivor: In a meta sense. He is the ''only'' father of a ''Fire Emblem'' main protagonist who manages to appear on screen and go the entire game without dying, and one of only three parents total.
* ShipSinking: His wife is never mentioned by name, and what little information is given is too vague to determine which of his possible wives in ''The Blazing Blade'' it is (if she happens to be either of them). On the other hand, the fact that he picked a flower from the "snowy highlands" for his wife suggests that she hailed from Ilia, and thus was probably either Fiora or Ninian. It's still possible for Lyn to have known the flower (from Florina), but it's a more distant link.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: The middle-aged Eliwood greatly resembles his own father Elbert without the mustache.

!!Marquess Hector of Ostia
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->'''Class:''' General
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KosukeToriumi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/PatrickSeitz (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Lilina's father and the Marquess of Ostia. For tropes about his younger self, see [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeTheLords here]].
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* BadassBeard: He's grown a rather impressive one in the time since ''The Blazing Blade''.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: His death actually makes a lot of sense, Hector may be bulky, but his resistance is merely average, so it's no wonder he lost to a powerful Sage like Brunnya or Narcian with his Runesword, not to mention being on the losing end of the Weapons Triangle against Narcian and even Zephiel (even though he didn't participate).
* GeniusBruiser: He's grown into this, now being clever enough to hold Bern at bay for a very long time despite commanding a vastly inferior force.
* LargeAndInCharge: He wasn't exactly scrawny as a young man, but now he's built like an eighteen-wheeler.
* OlderAndWiser: He's far calmer than his HotBlooded self in ''The Blazing Blade''.
* PapaWolf: So much so that his FamousLastWords are a plea to Roy to keep Lilina safe.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's THE leader of the Lycian League.
* RecurringElement: For this game only, Hector serves as the Cornelius Archetype, a close figure of the hero that gets killed off early with little characterization, but instills righteous fury for the hero (Roy) to finish the job. And since his direct child is Lilina, he also became a Miloah figure to Lilina, this game's Linde. Hector would get most of his characterization in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade the prequel.]]
* SacrificialLamb: He is introduced in Chapter 3 and is very quickly killed off to show how tough the BigBad Zephiel is and provoke Roy. The prequel retroactively turns him into a SacrificialLion.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game thrice, and he'll be in the trial maps.]]
* StoneWall: [[spoiler:In the trial maps, his Defense is maxed out, but his other stats are underwhelming by comparison.]]
* TheWorfEffect: For anyone who's played ''The Blazing Blade'', where he's a major badass, watching Zephiel wreck him establishes that the latter is bad news.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Retroactively established due to ''The Blazing Blade''. He might have been able to fight Zephiel when he was in his prime, but that was twenty years ago and age has clearly taken its toll; and he's no longer using the Armads, having returned it to the Western Isles.
* YouCantFightFate: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Long ago,]] Hector took up the Legendary axe Armads to stop Nergal and the Black Fang, but was warned that by taking up that axe, he's dooming himself to a violent death in the battlefield. His death by Zephiel's forces is an unavoidable fulfillment of that warning.

!!Marquess Erik of Laus ''(Eric)''
->'''Class:''' Cavalier
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* {{Expy}}: Of Jiol, being the DirtyCoward ruler of a nation originally allied with the main character's country who betrays their alliance in favor of TheEmpire.
* GenerationXerox: He's a turncoat and a coward just like his father was. And he meets an undignified end just like his father.
* HistoryRepeats: Twenty years ago, he betrayed Lycia and attacked Eliwood outside of Castle Laus in the fourth chapter of his story. Now, he's betrayed Lycia and is attacking Eliwood's son outside of Castle Laus in the fourth chapter of his story.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: His father betrayed the Lycian League and fought Eliwood, too.
* TheQuisling: Betrays the Lycian Alliance ''again''. [[spoiler:This time, he gets killed for his effort.]]
* SmugSnake: He's just as pompous and cocksure as he was in ''The Blazing Blade''. And he's even easier to beat now.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: The only returning antagonist from ''The Blazing Blade'' chronologically speaking... and he's still a mere Cavalier, no more no less.

!!Marquess Orun of Thria

The marquess of Thria and Hector's half-brother.
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* LuredIntoATrap: His cause of death was an ambush set up by Wagner, his own advisor.
* NiceGuy: Orun was a kind and pacifistic ruler who opposed Bern's invasion. He even gave Sue sanctuary when he found her separated from her tribe.
* PosthumousCharacter: He was already killed by Wagner when Roy arrives, so any of his actions come from exposition.

!!Wagner
->'''Class:''' Shaman

A shaman from Thria and Marquess Orun's advisor. Seeking to join Bern's conquest of Elibe, he plans on dominating Roy's army with an ambush. He is the boss of Chapter 6: The Trap.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: He acts benevolently towards Roy, offering him and his army hospitality in Thria. Behind that gentle facade is a sinister man [[LuredIntoATrap luring them into an ambush]], just like he did with Marquess Orun.
* DarkIsEvil: A shaman and a [[SmugSnake Smug Snake]] who wants to help Bern take over the continent. He has no qualms with [[TheQuisling murdering his own marquess]] to make this a reality.
* {{Expy}}: A visual throwback to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Sandima]].
* InTheHood: It obscures all of his face [[HiddenEyes before his mouth and chin]].
* LuredIntoATrap: His strategy for subduing Roy's army is acting cordially to them so he and his soldiers can decimate them when they let their guard down. Thankfully, Cath warns the group about his true intentions ahead of time, thwarting his plans as a result.
* TheQuisling: Unlike his liege, he expresses a deep interest in joining Bern's side. He goes so far as to assassinate said liege, who was against the invasion, and plotting to offer Guinevere and Sue as prisoners.
* TheStarscream: Kills off his liege-lord, who wanted to resist Bern.
* ThisCannotBe: When defeated, he laments that his plans were supposed to be perfect.

!!Devias ''(Debias)''
->'''Class:''' Knight
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* FatBastard: A cowardly traitor as well.
* MeaningfulName: He's a traitor to Ostia who had been plotting to start a rebellion.

!!Leygance ''(Legance)''
->'''Class:''' General
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* ArcVillain: Leygance is the most notable traitor to the Lycian Alliance, having [[spoiler:effectively usurped the Ostian army after Hector's death and sold it to Bern]]. Only with his defeat can Roy stabilize Lycia and actually mobilize outside of the region.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: He orders his men to kill Lilina in prison and make it seem like she died in the chaos of battle, to prevent her from possibly rallying Ostian resistance.
* TheQuisling: He sells out Ostia to Bern with depressing ease.
* WakeUpCallBoss: First promoted enemy in the game. On top of that, apparently nobody told Leygance that Generals are supposed to be slow, because he's packing some impressive speed. Furthermore, between his speed and his throne, his evasion is through the roof, and he still has all the defense one would come to expect from a hulking, armor-clad behemoth. Leygance does have the traditional weakness to armorslayer weapons, but well, good luck hitting him with one with the low hit rates in this game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Etruria]]
!!King Mordred of Etruria
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* DistressedDude: Is held hostage by Bern at some point, to ensure the collaboration of his Generals (Perceval, Cecilia, and Douglas).
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:The loss of his son Myrddin was this for him. It made him so completely distraught that Roartz easily took control of the country behind his back.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Until [[spoiler:Myrddin's death]], he was this. [[spoiler:Most likely got better when Elffin revealed himself as Myrddin and returned home after the war.]]

!!High Chancellor Roartz
->'''Class:''' General

The advisor and chancellor of Etruria who wishes to side with Bern. Depending on the player's route, he is either the boss of Chapter 20A: Ilia's Salvation or Chapter 20B: The Silver Wolf.
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Just like Arcard, pretty much none of his cohorts respect him because of his craven, incompetent, and traitorous ways. So much so that [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves Brunnya and Murdock don't hesitate to leave him hanging against the Lycian Army]].
* ArcVillain: Is the main villain of a large portion of the game during which the Lycian League is gathering allies and collecting legendary weapons. His death also marks the liberation of Ilia or Sacae, depending which route the player takes.
* DirtyCoward: His reaction to the collapse of his regime in Etruria is to run as fast and far as he can from the Lycian League, beg his masters in Bern for help, and throw every last soldier he has at his disposal at the alliance to stall for time.
* EvilChancellor: Is the nominal leader of a corrupt regime in Etruria that has supplanted the actual Etrurian monarchy.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Reptor]], in that he's a SmugSnake EvilChancellor who thinks he has more power than he really does. In contrast to him however, he isn't betrayed, but rather abandoned for his numerous failures.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He insults Douglas for “going back on his honor” for betraying him, yet this is coming from a [[DirtyCoward Dirty Coward]] who [[TheQuisling stabbed his country in the back]] to cover his own hide. There’s also this line:
-->“Cowards! Every last one of them! The great High Chancellor Roartz will not die in this miserable wasteland!”
* OutOfCharacterMoment: He does show [[CowardlyLion a very brief respite from his usual cowardice]] when he faces Douglas in-battle.
-->"Silence! Enough of your nonsensical rambling. Die here!"
* TheQuisling: Effectively allows Etruria to become a pawn of Bern in exchange for power.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Neither Murdock or Brunnya sympathize with him and Arcard's disloyalty and only provide them a few troops to them before leaving them to their deaths. Murdock coldly tells Galle that it is their own faults if they fail to defeat Roy, while Brunnya expresses complete disgust for their disgraceful actions.
* SmugSnake: For as cowardly as Roartz is, he remains incredibly arrogant even in exile and at Bern's mercy.
* VillainsWantMercy: Keeping in line with his pathetic behavior, Roartz tries to bribe the Lycian Army into letting him live after his defeat. As one can imagine, it doesn't take.
-->"W-Wait! Serve me! It is not too late... I shall... absolve you of your crimes... Guh...!"

!!Arcard ''(Alucard, Arcardo)''
->'''Class:''' Paladin

The cowardly nobleman of Etruria who oversees the mining operation of Fibernia in the Western Isles. He is also a cohort of Roartz who wish to side with Bern. Depending on the player's route, he is either the boss of Chapter 17A: Ocean's Parting or Chapter 17B: The Bishop's Teachings.
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[DirtyCoward His treacherous and spineless personality]] has earned him the disdain of all of his peers. Said peers range from warriors of lower status (Flaer) to fellow high-class generals (Douglas). This gets to the point where, depending on the route, [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves Brunnya or Murdock deliberately send him to his death at the hands of the Lycian Army]].
* DirtyCoward: He turns on his home country rather than face Bern in battle. When the Lycian Army bears down on him, he flees the country with his tail between his legs.
* EtTuBrute: He reacts this way to both Klein and Douglas, fellow Etrurian generals, defecting to Roy’s army. Rather [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]] of him, as he himself isn't above betraying his homeland to save his own skin.
* {{Greed}}: He seems to be the one who profits the most out of the mining operation in the Western Isles, and has absolutely no issue with using forced labor to keep his business running.
-->"I will return to Jutes. Don’t let them escape. Send more hands to the mines as well. I can’t afford to lose any more workers!"
* NervousWreck: At least 95% of his dialogue consists of him [[FreakOut blubbering and panicking]] about his own well-being. It goes hand-in-hand with his [[DirtyCoward Dirty Coward]] antics.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Like Roartz, neither Brunnya or Murdock sympathize with his betrayal of Etruria. They order him to be stationed by the border of Etruria (Talas for Sacae, Remi for Ilia) respectively, where he'll be the first of the traitor to fall to Roy and his troops.
* VillainousBreakdown: Throughout the story, Arcard continuously [[FreakOut freaks out]] about the Lycian Army coming after him. Here are just a few examples:
--> '''Chapter 12:''' "It's the Lycian Army! They come for my blood!"
--> '''Chapter 16:''' "Th-the enemy is at our doorstep!"
--> '''When you finally fight him:''' "W-why? What have I done to deserve such a fate?!"

!!Duke Nord of Almar
->'''Class:''' Druid

A duke from Etruria guarding the Almar Castle in the Western Isles. He attacks the Lycian Alliance in the hopes of gaining more wealth from the Etrurian nobility. He is the boss of Chapter 10A: The Resistance Forces.
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* BadBoss: He forced his subjects in the Western Isles to toil away in the local mines and die as a result. Victims included civilians and members of Geese’s pirate crew.
** His treatment of his subordinate [[DumbMuscle Gonzales]] is not much better, [[KickTheDog insulting his looks and intelligence]] while commanding him to destroy a village suspected of harboring rebels.
* DarkIsEvil: A dark magic user reveling in forced labor and greedy motives.
* PaletteSwap: Of Wagner, with a green-and-black outfit.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He sees Gonzales’s kind heart as [[VirtueIsWeakness a detriment]], saying that wiping out a small village should not be such a harrowing task.
* {{Greed}}: His primary motivation for destroying the Lycian Alliance is to win Arcard’s favor so he can gain more riches from him.
* HiddenEyes: Like Wagner's, his hood darkens the area around his eyes, driving home [[{{Jerkass}} his villainous nature.]]
* LifeDrain: His weapon, the dark tome Nosferatu, absorbs the HP it reduces from its target. This could be symbolic of his avarice sapping the denizens of the Western Isles.
* MeaningfulName: A druid supervising territory north of where Roy previously battled named Nord, translated as “north” in multiple languages? [[ThereAreNoCoincidences That may or may not be a coincidence.]]
* PaletteSwap: Of Wagner, with a green-and-black outfit.
* ShootTheMessenger: Roy sends a messenger to Nord’s stronghold to request safe passage. Nord responds by having said messenger killed and sending troops to ambush Roy’s forces.

!!Zinc ''(Zinque)''
->'''Class:''' General

An Etrurian general in the Western Isles searching for the rebel forces in the peninsula. His immediate goal is to capture Elffin, the rebellion's [[TheStrategist strategist]]. He is the boss of Chapter 10B: Amidst a Struggle.
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Just read his battle quote:
-->"The people are suffering...? What concern is that to me? [[EntitledBastard They live to serve me.]] [[KickTheDog Their wails are meaningless.]]"
** When learns of his ally Arcard’s approaching reinforcements, [[StealingTheCredit his immediate concern is Arcard taking credit for defeating Roy’s army.]] Said concern pushes him [[MoralEventHorizon to hire bandits to destroy the villages nearby and kill any resistors, just so he can complete his mission before the cavalry arrives.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: He is an extremely cruel man who doesn’t think twice about hurting and killing his own villagers just to maintain power. When he hears of his people suffering, he simply brushes them off as nothing but “meaningless wails." [[SarcasmMode What a charmer.]]
* MeaningfulName: It’s fitting that an armor-clad General be named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc a chemical element of metal]].
* MightMakesRight: This seems to be his philosophy in general, hence him oppressing and looking down on anyone he deems as less powerful than him (i.e. The villagers from the Western Isles). He even says this word-for-word upon receiving a command to wipe out the Lycian Alliance.
* PetTheDog: As cruel, ruthless, and self-absorbed as he is, Zinc seems to genuinely respect Melady. When they meet, he speaks cordially towards her, and when she asks him of Princess Guinevere’s location, he immediately gives her information to help find her. Contrast this with the likes of Rude and Oro, who instead beat around the bush with her questions or outright lie about Guinevere’s actual whereabouts. This could be due to her authority as a highly skilled knight and Guinevere’s personal bodyguard.

!!Oro ''(Orlo)''
->'''Class:''' Bishop

A cruel Etrurian priest leading a mining operation in Mt. Eburacum. He is currently on the hunt for [[RebelLeader Echidna]], the leader of the rebellion in the Western Isles, and is the boss of Chapter 11A: The Hero of the West.
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* AGodAmI: He proudly believes that he is equivalent to the gods, and that opposing or speaking against him is tantamount to heresy. This is also how he justifies his many nefarious acts.
* AboveGoodAndEvil: He labels himself as such.
-->“Evil? [[ItsAllAboutMe I am simply living as I like]]. [[InsaneTrollLogic All deeds are righteous if done in the name of the gods]]. Convenient, don’t you think?”
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He puts up a gentle and polite facade for Melady when she asks of Guinevere’s location, but is actually lying about her true whereabouts.
* BloodKnight: Despite receiving orders from Arcard to only capture the Lycian Army, he sets his sights on killing them instead.
* {{Greed}}: This appears to be his main driving force in the reprehensible deeds he commits, exploiting the mines in the Western Isles as well as sending bandits to ransack villages nearby.
* {{Jerkass}}: If even ''[[NiceGirl Elen]]'' thinks you’re irredeemable, that says quite a lot.
* LightIsNotGood: Very, very, ''very'' not good.
* MeaningfulName: “Oro” is the word for “gold” in multiple languages, including Spanish. This fits for two reasons: First, he is a Bishop who wields glowing Light magic, and secondly, [[{{Greed}} he is an avaricious man who partakes in draining the Western Isles’ mineral resources]].
* PragmaticVillainy: Averted. After five turns, [[MoralEventHorizon Oro orders a group of bandits to ransack the villages nearby to collect their valuables]]. When a soldier protests that doing so could become public and have severe consequences, Oro's massive ego leads him to brush him off, claiming that [[AboveGoodAndEvil he is above any sort of prosecution]] because of his divine right.
* SinisterMinister: A corrupt and self-aggrandizing bishop who tortures the people of the Western Isles for his greed and uses his religious faith to justify his actions. Fellow missionaries [[BewareTheNiceOnes Elen]] and [[BewareTheSillyOnes Saul]] are... [[{{Understatement}} not too happy about this]].
-->'''Saul:''' "You're a disgrace to the church... [[PreMortemOneLiner Punishment awaits you!]]"
* SmugSnake: He thinks of himself being untouchable and abuses his position without a second thought. [[AssholeVictim Luckily, Roy and his army prove him wrong]].

!!Robarts ''(Roberts)''
->'''Class:''' Paladin

A Etrurian general defending Oro's mining operation. Only appear in the Hard mode of Chapter 11A.
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* BonusBoss: Exists as an extra hurdle for Hard Mode of Chapter 11A.
* PaletteSwap: Of Erik.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the B route he shows up to inform Arcard about the escapees, but after the conversation he's never fought and seemingly disappears.

!!Morgan
->'''Class:''' General

A general hired by Arcard to oversee Castle Edina in the Western Isles, where men forced to work in the local mines are held prisoner. He is the boss of Chapter 11B: The Escape to Freedom.
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* NamesTheSame: Shares his name with the PlayerCharacter's child in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''.
* PaletteSwap: Of Leygance, with black hair, a green cloak, and orange armor.
* VillainousBreakdown: He seems rather composed until a player’s unit attacks him directly, at which point he acts frantically as his plans fall apart.
-->"What are you doing? Hurry and kill the ones who escaped! [[OhCrap Wait, you’re not one of my men! … Wh-Who are you?!]]"
* WardensAreEvil: Arcard tasked him with supervising a castle in which innocent men are captured and shipped off to work endlessly in the mines. We never see how he treats his prisoners directly, but the fact that seems to have no issue with this concept, along with how he doesn’t hesitate to follow Arcard’s orders to capture and kill any escapees, is rather telling of his ethics (Or lack thereof).

!!Windam ''(Windham)''
->'''Class:''' Bishop

A bishop who guards the Tower of the Saint, where the legendary tome Aureola is kept, under Roartz's orders. He is the boss of Chapter 16x: The Pinnacle of Light.
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* BadBoss: He uses extremely powerful energy beams known as Heavenly Arrows to try to wipe out the Lycian Army. These Arrows will hit anyone, [[FriendOrFoe be they enemies or his own men]].
* TheBerserker: A curious case where the person is, ironically, a ''Bishop''.
** He can also send his enemies into a blind rage with his Berserk staff, forcing them to attack anyone nearby [[FriendOrFoe regardless if they are friend or foe]]. Fitting, seeing as how [[BadBoss he himself doesn't care if his Heavenly Arrows injure or kill his own subordinates]].
* TheHeretic: He states that he turned against the church of St. Elimine and tried to seize control over it, likely under Roartz's command. His personal motives are unknown, nor is it ever revealed exactly how he attempted this, but it's safe to say that he is ''not'' in the church's good graces.
* LightIsNotGood: A light-wielding Bishop who betrayed the church of St. Elimine and is willing to drag his own soldiers into a [[SuicideMission suicide mission]].
* LaughingMad: Once he's finished off, [[DieLaughing that's all he can do]].
* PaletteSwap: Of Oro and Martel, with bright-orange hair and teal-and-yellow clothing.
* SuicideMission: He does not expect to survive his battle against the Lycian Army, but nevertheless confronts them [[TheBerserker with reckless abandon]].
* TakingYouWithMe: Intends to do this to the Lycian Army once he finds out he's been ditched.
-->"... Very well. [[SuicideMission Then this is our last mission]]. If we are to die, then the Lycian Army shall fall along with us! Prepare the Heavenly Arrows!"
* VillainousBreakdown: He was already quite unstable since the beginning of the chapter, but by the time the player reaches him, he seems to have completely lost his mind.
-->"Perish! Every last one of you! Everything to ash!"
* YouHaveFailedMe: Windam is on the receiving end of this via Roartz, who labelled him as so incompetent that he can’t even control the church of St. Elimine. Thank [[GoodShepherd Bishop]] [[CoolOldGuy Yoder]] for that.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ilia]]
!!Martel
->'''Class:''' Bishop

A general from Bern stationed in Ilia to repel the Lycian Army. He is the boss of Chapter 18A: The Frozen River.

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* FatalFlaw: His impatience. It was his prodding of Niime that ultimately led to his downfall.
* NeverMyFault: When Niime’s tome helps Roy’s forces instead of harming them, Martel is quick to blame her for the outcome. Of course, this is ''after'' she warned him many times that the tome could ruin his plans. When she brings this up, Martel sends her to the dungeon.
-->"Blast! You made it through this snow... Curse that useless woman!"
* OhCrap: Has this reaction when Niime's spell makes it much easier for the Lycian Army to traverse the snowy area instead of driving them back.
* PaletteSwap: Of Oro and Windam, with brown hair and yellow-and-purple clothing.
* TooDumbToLive: He presses Niime to use a tome he knows little about to overflow the rivers nearby. Despite her many warnings that its effects are unpredictable, he insists. When she finally obliges, the rivers freeze over, clearing a path towards Martel’s stronghold and spelling his defeat. [[SarcasmMode “Too brilliant to die,” indeed]].

!!Sigune
->'''Class:''' Falcoknight

A captain of the Ilian pegasus knights. She betrayed her country once she saw Bern's supposedly inevitable victory in the war. She is the boss of Chapter 19A: Bitter Cold.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Although Sigune helped Bern attack Ilia, Juno is saddened by her death, wishing that the circumstances were different. Shanna and Thea might have also been on good terms with Sigune, as both of their battle conversations seem to depict them as shocked and heartbroken at her being the enemy.
** Upon defeat, she has a moment of introspection before passing on. It appears left up to interpretation whether she is referring to becoming a mercenary soldier, betraying Ilia and her friend Juno, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold going against her own morality]], or something else entirely.
--->[[{{Tearjerker}} “... Dear me... I didn’t anticipate perishing here... But perhaps... I was already dead... Perhaps... I died... a long... time ago...”]]
* ConvenientWeaknessPlacement: There are ballistae stationed all over her map, intended to be used against the Lycian army. Unfortunately for her, players can seize them to be used against her. This is very problematic, as she is weak against bows and doesn't benefit from throne bonuses due to being a flier.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Both her eyes and hair are a dark shade of blue.
* {{Expy}}: To [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Pamela]], an antagonistic pegasus knight who betrayed her country and has a rivalry with a pegasus captain on your side (i.e. Juno).
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: Her reasoning for allying with Bern. She believes that both Bern and the Lycian Army plan on dominating Ilia, so she might as well side with the former due to their better expertise in warfare.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Juno tells Noah that before the war, Sigune always put up a rough front, but was ultimately a very kind person.
* LadyOfWar: As the current Flightleader of Ilia, she has to be.
* RedBaron: "The Ivory Devil."
* RivalTurnedEvil: To Juno, although it's more like the rival expects Bern to win, so she sides with it.
* TheRival: Juno states in a conversation with Noah that she and Sigune were rivals back in the day. It is heavily implied that [[FriendlyRivalry it was a friendly rivalry]], as Juno mourns her death and says that she was a good person.

!!Teck ''(Tick)''
->'''Class:''' General

A general from Bern guarding the ruins around Ilia in which the legendary spear Maltet is kept, per Murdock’s request. He is the boss of Chapter 20Ax: The Freezing Lance.
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* DyingCurse: He ultimately accepts defeat, but not without giving Roy’s army an ominous warning:
-->“You have bested us… You may pass… But you will know Bern’s true power soon…”
* GradualGrinder: His tactics to protect the ruins entail bolstering its defenses, wearing the Lycian Army out until they finally give up and leave. Unfortunately for him, the player can find [[AttackItsWeakPoint cracks and weak spots in the walls]] for their units to break through and achieve victory.
* PaletteSwap: Of Raeth, with black hair and light-blue armor.
* ThisCannotBe: His reaction when the player attacks him, expressing surprise at Roy’s forces being able to breach his defenses.


[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sacae]]
!!Monke
->'''Class:''' Nomadic Trooper

The chieftain of the Djute clan in Sacae who, after being defeated by Bern's forces, joined them in mowing down his fellow tribes. He is the boss of Chapter 18B: The Law of Sacae.
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* BowAndSwordInAccord: As a Nomadic Trooper, he uses both swords and bows in battle.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He seems rather baffled at Dayan refusing to join Bern’s forces after the Kutolah’s defeat, even though what they are doing is far from noble.
* HorseArcher: Just like most of the Sacaean plainsmen.
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: [[CultureJustifiesAnything What he believes as the law of Sacae]]. He sided with Bern for being an nigh-unstoppable force that couldn't be beaten.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: After his clan suffered defeat at the hands of Bern’s forces, said clan joined their ranks to attack and subjugate the other Sacaean tribes. He seems to do this less out of [[DirtyCoward cowardice]] or [[MotivatedByFear fear of repression]], and more out of a sense of pragmatism.
-->“If a force cannot be beaten, one must join that force. Our path is that of common sense. The law of Sacae is unbreakable.”
* LuredIntoATrap: His approach to defeating the Lycian Army: To bait them deeper into his territory so his fleet can overwhelm them.
* MightMakesRight: Monke believes that the weak exist to help the strong, hence why he had his own clan rub elbows with Bern after losing to them.
* SmugSnake: He seems very sure of himself and his plan to lure the Lycian Army into an ambush.
-->“Yes… That’s it! Closer… Closer… Right into our trap!”
** ThisCannotBe: He has this reaction upon defeat, lamenting that aforementioned plan was supposed to be flawless.
* {{Turncoat}}: He assisted Bern in conquering Sacae’s other tribes, including the Kutolah clan.

!!Gel ''(Kel)''
->'''Class:''' Swordmaster

A Sacaean swordsman in charge of defending Bulgar, the capital city of Sacae, under Brunnya's orders. He is the boss of Chapter 19B: Battle in Bulgar.
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* AntiVillain: Kel is one of the few bosses in this game who doesn’t seem to bear any malicious intent whatsoever. [[UndyingLoyalty He serves Brunnya out of genuine loyalty]], [[DirtyCoward calls Roartz out on his cowardly behavior]], [[FaceDeathWithDignity and confronts the Lycian Army with calm dignity]]. He isn’t quite as villainous as he is merely on the wrong side of the conflict.
* BarbarianLonghair: He has long, disheveled hair with a reddish-brown color.
* CombatPragmatist: After thirteen turns, he will tell his troops to attack any guerrilla forces hiding in nearby houses. The player must reach them in time to receive valuable items [[RaceAgainstTheClock before they are destroyed]] (e.g. a Longbow, a Goddess Icon, etc.).
* FaceDeathWithDignity: His last words depict him [[GracefulLoser calmly accepting his fate]].
-->"This is the fate... of all swordsmen..."
* HonorBeforeReason: Even though he acknowledges that protecting Roartz will likely cost him his life, he obliges out of a strong sense of devotion towards his superior, Brunnya.
* LightEmUp: Wields the Light Brand, an enchanted sword that fires off light beams from a distance.
* NervesOfSteel: Throughout the chapter, he maintains a remarkably composed attitude, even though he is fully aware that his mission could be his last.
* SuicideMission: He resigns to his downfall in protecting Roartz from the Lycian Army from the very beginning.
-->"I am Kel. Behold my blade... as I swing it for the last time."
* UndyingLoyalty: He is deeply loyal to Brunnya, to the point where he doesn’t blame her for tasking him with defending [[DirtyCoward a cowardly noble like Roartz]]. Instead, he empathizes with her having no choice but to do so, since Etruria and Bern are meant to be on equal terms.
-->"General Brunnya has given me orders to protect you. I will do so with my life."

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bern]]
!!King Zephiel of Bern ''(Zefhyr)''
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[[caption-width-right:350:The Liberator]]
->'''Class:''' King, (''The Binding Blade''), General (''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Kenichiro Matsuda (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/JamiesonPrice (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The King of Bern and the main antagonist of ''The Binding Blade''.
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* AncestralWeapon: The [[{{BFS}} Eckesachs]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He knocks out Cecilia, the Mage-General of Etruria, in one shot. His stats back it up, too; he's often considered to the be "real" FinalBoss since the ACTUAL FinalBoss is such an [[AnticlimaxBoss anticlimax]].
* BigBad: Is responsible for the war that kicks of the plot and is the last boss Roy has to deal with [[spoiler:or so he thinks]].
* BrokenAce: From youth he was academically gifted, skilled with the blade, handsome, and well-loved by the citizens of Bern. Unfortunately, his parents' loveless marriage, his mother's ruthless social climbing, and his father's repeated assassination attempts drove him to madness.
* CainAndAbel: With Guinivere. [[spoiler:Really sad, considering that as kids they were so close.]]
* TheCaligula: Played with. Despite his madness, he is a ruthlessly competent ruler. However, his ultimate plan, if successful, will involve the mass slaughter or displacement of his own people.
* ChildhoodBrainDamage: Inferred, and PlayedForDrama. The poison he was tricked into taking as a young man is repeatedly stated to have been the catalyst that left him not quite the same, and a number of similar poisons in the real world (such as mercury) can and do result in personality-warping brain damage, including paranoia, increased aggression, and decreased impulse control.
* ClimaxBoss: You fight him shortly before the end of the game [[spoiler:unless you didn't unlock the true ending, in which case he's the FinalBoss]]. He's easily one of the toughest fights in the game, putting the FinalBoss to shame.
* DespairEventHorizon: Crossed it between ''The Blazing Blade'' and this game, when his father started poisoning him.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His attack animation is him first spin Eckesachs few times before preparing to attack, then doing multiple spins to pick up speed before slamming Eckesachs into his foe.
* {{Expy}}: Zephiel takes cue from [[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Hardin]], being the menacing Emperor who used to be virtuous in the past and related with the plot-important princess accompanying the player. [[spoiler:Unlike Hardin, Zephiel keeps his misanthropy even to his grave, regretting none of his actions.]]
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:His retainer Murdock arranged one of Desmond's assassination attempts to look successful and put the still-living Zephiel in a coffin.]]
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: His signature weapon is a sword that turns into a trident. '''And it can shoot lightning.'''
* LargeAndInCharge: He's physically larger than any non-dragon/monster unit in any of the three GBA games.
* MightyGlacier: Speed is his only stat that's mediocre.
* MisanthropeSupreme: [[spoiler:He decides that humans are responsible for the world's evils, and that Elibe must be returned to the dragons.]]
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Hmmmmph!"
-->"You won't get in my way!"
-->"I'll face you!"
-->"How amusing!"
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:He's playable in the Trial Maps if one beats the game a whopping '''seven''' times.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:When Desmond opened the coffin to make sure he was dead, Zephiel stabbed him.]]
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: [[spoiler:And he even thought so in ''The Blazing Blade'', as when he made his idealistic prayer for his parents, himself, Guinivere, and her mother to get back together, he called it "my last wish as a foolish child."]]
* SlouchOfVillainy: In TheStinger of ''The Blazing Blade''.
* SocialDarwinist: A very odd example. He believes the dragons to be a superior form of life more worthy of inhabiting the world, but because of their moral superiority to humanity and lack of passionate emotions.
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:His father's abuse, insistence that he was a bastard, and repeated attempts to assassinate him killed Zephiel's goodness.]]
* TragicVillain: If only his father wasn't such an asshole.
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:He is completely ungrateful to Hector for having saved his life twenty years ago, and he wasn't even a villain at the time. In Zephiel's defense, he didn't get to know his saviors in the past, so from his POV, Hector was just a stranger and an obstacle.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:That adorable, golden-haired child that Eliwood saved did not grow up well.]]
* VillainRespect: When you max him out in ''Heroes', he commends your efforts and though you gain his respect, he warns you to never toy with his emotions and advise you keep it that way.
* WellDoneSonGuy: When he was young, anyway. He trained hard to be an incredibly smart swordsman so he could prove he was worthy to his father. Even when his dad swore he would choose Guinivere's future husband over him to lead Bern, Zephiel accepted it and kept working to earn his father's love. It was only after the king poisoned him that Zephiel dropped this trait.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: He says as much to the Summoner in ''Heroes'' if you get him to max level, admitting you have actually damaged his belief that HumansAreBastards.
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!!Princess Guinivere of Bern

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->''"I want to find a peaceful way to end this war... I figured that if I could speak with someone from Lycia, I would find a solution."''
-->-- '''Guinivere''' to '''Roy'''

->'''Class:''' Sage

The Princess of Bern, and King Zephiel's half-sister, she was heading to Ostia to try and find a way to end the war, when she was captured and rescued by Roy.
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* BraggingRightsReward: [[spoiler:She becomes playable after beating the game ''nine'' times. Her stats are all around fantastic, except in HP, and she is the only Sage in the game that can use Light Magic. Sadly, by the time you unlock her, there's nobody left to fight with her.]]
* CainAndAbel: The half-sister and rival of King Zephiel, though she wishes things could be different.
* DistressedDamsel: Spends many of the early chapters being shuttled from one captor to the next.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Nyna]], as the princess-in-exile who the heroes help to restore her kingdom. In a twist however, she's of the country that is invading, as opposed to the country that's being invaded. And overall, Guinivere doesn't share Nyna's bad luck in... [[TraumaCongaLine just about everything.]]
* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Zephiel was the son of the deceased King Desmond and his legally-wed wife Hellene. Guinivere was the daughter of Desmond and his mistress instead.]]
* TheHighQueen: [[spoiler:After Zephiel's defeat and death, [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning Guinivere is crowned as the Queen of Bern.]] Roy and Lilina worry that she won't have things easy, though.]]
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: According to her name's katakana spelling, it's pronounced "Ghi-ne-vir."
* TheOjou: Of the ProperLady variety.
* PluckyGirl: Moreso when she was a child, but age hasn't diminished her spirit all that much.
* RebelliousPrincess: She was opposed to Zephiel's actions from the start, and defects as soon as she gets the opportunity, taking the Fire Emblem with her.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game '''eight''' times normally and once more in hard mode]].
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Roy seems to think so!
-->'''Roy''' (right before [[spoiler:Guinivere's AwesomeMomentOfCrowning]]): "She must be beautiful beyond words. Even when I first saw her, I couldn't believe that such a beautiful woman could exist.

!!Murdock ''(Murdoch)''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/murdock.png]]
->'''Class:''' General

One of the three Wyvern Generals and Zephiel's loyal vanguard since his childhood.
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* AnAxeToGrind: One of the few enemy generals to specialize in axes, using the fearsome ranged Tomahawk.
* AntiVillain: He isn't evil on his own. Rather, he's been Zephiel's retainer since the king was a boy.
* TheCameo: Has three in ''The Blazing Blade'': First, [[spoiler:in ''Four-Fanged Offense'', when he warns his fellow soldiers against speaking too loudly against King Desmond.]] Second, [[spoiler:when he talks to Hellene about the attempt on Zephiel's life]]. Third, [[spoiler:in ''Cog Of Destiny'', when he gives you the Warp staff as a reward for saving young Zephiel from the Black Fang.]]
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: He has more HP than is possible for playable Generals.
* TheDragon: To Zephiel.
* EvilCounterpart: He serves as one to his Etrurian counterpart Douglas, he's an honorable general who is respected by even his own peers and will [[MyMasterRightOrWrong serve his king no matter whether he is in the wrong]], however Murdock ends up fighting for a man who is so far gone that he could never be redeemed.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Was instrumental in setting up Zephiel's fake funeral plan.]]
* FourStarBadass: He was already one at the time of ''The Blazing Blade'', and it shows, he's rightfully touted as the most powerful of the Wyvern Generals and is loyal to a fault towards Zephiel.
* MightyGlacier: While his Strength stat easily reaches the cap, he's painfully slow to compensate.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Has more of a loyalty towards Zephiel than Bern.
* RagsToRoyalty: He's a highly respected military commander, second in command to Bern's army, despite his peasant heritage.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game six times.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Zephiel, since he was a child. He's the reason why Zephiel survived King Desmond's final assassination attempt and is the very last person you face before you get a crack at the king himself.
* WorthyOpponent: Murdock deemed Roy this after seeing all of his efforts in rebuilding the Lycian Army and making it as far as he has. He's the only boss in the game who has a unique battle quote with Roy, cementing this status.
-->"At last, the great General Roy stands before me! I have been waiting to match blades with you!"
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]; after scolding Narcian for his repeated failures to deal with Roy's army, Murdock threatens to strip him of his Wyvern General ranking, unless Narcian is able to prove himself by defeating Roy once and for all ''while personally facing him in battle''. While Narcian still had the chance to come out with his life and ranking intact, the showdown ultimately turns out to be his death sentence.

!!Brunnya ''(Brunya, Brenya, Brunja)''
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[[caption-width-right:350:Devoted General]]

->'''Class:''' Sage\\
'''Voiced by:''' Nozomi Sasaki (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Julia [=McIlvaine=] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

One of the three Wyvern Generals.
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* AntiVillain: She is not evil at all and has very strong misgivings about Zephiel's dealings with dragons, but she refuses to turn on the king or his empire.
* BrokenBird: She's very conflicted about her role in Bern's actions. She goes to her death unsure about everything but her loyalty to Bern.
* DarkActionGirl: The one female among Bern's Dragon Generals.
* EvilCounterpart: She serves as one to her Etrurian counterpart Cecilia, she is an honorable general who will do what it takes to keep her men safe, but ultimately she is still loyal to a fault towards Zephiel, and does not have the willpower to defy Zephiel.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Ishtar]].
* LadyOfBlackMagic: The only female Sage enemy in the game. She utilizes [[AnIcePerson Fimbulvetr]], the most powerful Anima spell, and the incredibly ranged [[DeathFromAbove Bolting]].
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Played straight, but [[spoiler:before engaging Roy's forces in Chapter 23, she gives her men ample opportunity to desert the battle without punishment if they wish, since it is basically a SuicideMission. When everybody refuses to leave, she dismisses the injured and those with young children and/or elderly parents, and forbids them from fighting.]]
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Her personal reasons for fighting on, combined with SubordinateExcuse.
* AMotherToHerMen: After Zephiel has been defeated she knows she's basically on a suicide mission by defending the Dragon Temple, so she gathers the fewest amount of able soldiers so that there would be fewer casualties for Bern.
* NobleDemon: Her loyalty and valor would be virtues if not in service to a mad king.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game four times.]]
* SquishyWizard: She possesses decent skill and high magic to compliment her Bolting tome and gate bonuses, but is otherwise easy in comparison to some earlier bosses, especially with her tragically low HP.
* TheUnfought: If the [[TrueFinalBoss True Ending]] is not reached.
* WeaponOfChoice: ''Heroes'' upgraded her common A-rank Fimbulvetr tome into a unique tome that only she can use. It makes her immune to status debuffs while strengthening her if she is debuffed or damaged.

!!Narcian ''(Nacien, Narcien, Narshen)''
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[[caption-width-right:350:Wyvern General]]
->'''Class:''' Wyvern Lord\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/KosukeToriumi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KaijiTang (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

One of the three Wyvern Generals. Arrogant and narcissistic.
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* BadBoss: He dumps the Lycian League on [[spoiler:Flaer's]] head and tells him that he should already be dead for failing once when he protests. Just a few chapters later, [[spoiler:Murdock inflicts the very same punishment on Narcian for ignoring Zephiel's orders to attack Arcadia, threatening to strip him of his rank if he doesn't stop Roy.]]
* TheCaligula: He's a vain, preening dandy who absolutely does not care about the soldiers under his command, abandoning them at the drop of a hat, getting them killed left and right by his poor tactics, and blaming them for his failures.
* ClimaxBoss: He's the first Dragon General to be fought and his death marks the end of the Etruria arc.
* CreateYourOwnHero: Falsely accusing Zeiss of feeding intelligence to the enemy in order to scapegoat him plays a major role in causing him to defect for real.
* DamageSpongeBoss: Uses a [[LifeDrain Runesword]] to try and tank his way to victory, which is, at least, irritating to work around.
* DeathByIrony: He [[EstablishingCharacterMoment establishes himself]] by threatening a loyal supporter of his with his life, just to see him become a NervousWreck. By the time ''his'' life is threatened - by Roy and his army - ''he'' becomes the NervousWreck as the reality of his situation dawns on him.
* DirtyCoward: His defining trait. He runs away from the heroes at every opportunity (even when his stats would allow him to wipe them all out single-handedly), panics when he starts to lose, and has no qualms about letting his underlings die so he can live.
* DragonRider: He rides a big honking dragon into battle.
* EvilIsHammy: He tends to get pretty loud when things go or don't go his way.
* GeneralFailure: He could easily take on Roy's ragtag army at their infancy, but prefers to flee out of cowardice or prioritizes less important matters such as having his way with Clarine. By the time he is fought in Etruria, the Lycian Army has grown strong enough to take him down for good.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Attempts this on Clarine, but Rutger frees her and she joins Roy's cause. And he will ''not'' forget it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Pretty much summed up in his battle quote:
--> ''"I am strong. I am wise. I am handsome. And most importantly, I am right! ...Me! No one else!"''
* LaughablyEvil: The guy's a certified scumbag with no real redeeming qualities, but it's hard not to laugh whenever he's onscreen talking.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Carries a Delphi Shield to negate extra damage from bows and Aircalibur.
* MeaningfulName: '''Narci'''an, [[{{Narcissist}} anyone]]?
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Ha ha ha ha!"\\
"You will learn your place!"\\
"Yield? Never!"\\
"Grovel, worm!"
* RecurringElement: Gameplay-wise he is similar to Michalis as the notable DragonRider antagonist with a [[KryptoniteProofSuit shield that protects him against anti-air attacks]]. His smugness and overall personality however brings [[VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 Kempf]] to mind instead.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Not as much as others, but beating the game once will unlock him in the Trial Maps.]]
* SmugSnake: He does ''not'' have the talent to back up his narcissism. By the time you get to fighting him, he's more of an annoyance than the threat he's built up to be.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Nothing is stopping a Thief from stealing his Delphi Shield and making him vulnerable. He even invites you to try by also carrying a [[VendorTrash Blue Gem]].
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Justified; his reasons for not personally attacking Roy's army while they're still weak ranges from [[DirtyCoward cowardice]] to SkewedPriorities.

!!Galle ''(Gale)''
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->'''Class:''' Wyvern Lord

A renowned knight in Bern and Melady's lover.
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* AntiVillain: A very tragic example: a skilled and noble knight who nonetheless has to die because he refuses to betray Bern due to his loyalty towards Zephiel for trusting him despite being born in Etruria.
* BigBrotherMentor: To [[spoiler:Zeiss]].
* DragonRider: One of Bern's wyvern riders.
* EvilCounterpart: Once he has been promoted to Wyvern General he serves as a counterpart to his Etrurian counterpart Perceval. They are both skilled mounted units who have a close relationship to their senior General, however Galle ultimately fights for his country before anything else, even if he must come to blows with his loved ones.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Nothing can be done to recruit him [[spoiler:in the main game. He can be used in the Trial Maps after beating the game twice, but that's not much better.]]
* RankUp: After Zephiel gets fed up with Narcian's incompetence, he orders Narcian stripped of his rank of Wyvern General and promotes Galle to replace him.
* RecurringElement: The obligatory [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Camus Archetype]], though his relationship with Melady parallels [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Arion]].
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game twice.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: With [[spoiler:Melady]].

!!Rude ''(Ruud)''
->'''Class:''' Knight

A seemingly spineless and actually treacherous knight in command of a fort on the Bern - Lycia border.
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* BodyguardBetrayal: Imprisons his country's princess when she stops at his fortress, and plans to sell her out to Bern's enemies.
* {{Greed}}: His main motivation, and what he attributes his death to.
* {{Irony}}: His chapter is dripping with it. Most notably, his army ends up fighting against the Lycian forces he planned to bargain with when Elen finds them first.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Roy only sees a minor villain menacing two women, and never finds out what Rude was actually trying to do.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He thought that he would be rewarded for treachery. Instead he is killed because he acted like a villain while a hero was in the vicinity.

!!Slater
->'''Class:''' Knight

A knight left in charge of Castle Araphen by Narcian. He is the boss of Chapter 3: Latecomer's Sorrow.
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* ExtremeDoormat: He doesn't take issue with Narcian [[BadBoss outright dumping his responsibilities onto him just because he can]]. Namely, he assigns Slater with defending Castle Araphen while he flies off to enjoy his "gift" (Clarine) waiting for him at Bern.
* FreakOut: Becomes fearful after Narcian threatens to personally eviscerate him.
-->[[NervousWreck "I-I can't fail! If I do... ...What awaits me...is a fate worse than death...!!"]]
* YesMan: He seems to act this way towards his superior Narcian. The latter takes advantage of this and toys with him [[KickTheDog by threatening his life, laughing at]] [[NervousWreck the blubbering mess that results]].

!!Flaer
->'''Class:''' Wyvern Lord

A Bernese knight meddling in Etruria's politics surrounding the Western Isles and Narcian's lieutenant.
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* BaitAndSwitch: Is the subject of this several times, relieving a boss from his post on the throne (Arcard), leaving somebody else in charge (Aine), and finally [[spoiler:being dumped into the fray when the battle is going badly and his commander (Narcian) leaves]]. He's only fought once, though.
* TheCorrupter: One of possibly many in Bern's political conspiracy in Etruria.
* YouHaveFailedMe: He's the scapegoat for Narcian's failure to defeat Roy in Etruria. Ultimately, he allows Roy to dispatch him rather than face Narcian after he fails again.

!!Randy
->'''Class:''' Hero
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* BloodKnight: He likes to fight and is more than happy to fall fighting anyone as strong as him.
* BadassBoast: Involving the Light Brand of all things!
-->'''Randy:''' "My sword is unmatchable. Choose your death. Will you die by the blade...or by its light?”
* GracefulLoser: He dies happy he could face someone powerful.
* PaletteSwap: Of Henning.

!!Ohtz ''(Oates)''
->'''Class:''' Sage

A lieutenant in Bern's army who leads the assault on Arcadia, looking for the Divine Anima tome Forblaze.
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* LongRangeFighter: Uses Bolting to snipe foes over a long distance.
* PlayingWithFire: He is equipped with Elfire when engaged in combat.
* ShockAndAwe: The Bolting tome he comes with fires off lightning.
* WizardBeard: A long white beard fitting for an elderly sage.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: His appearance is that of an old bearded wizard, but shares the same battle sprites as the generic Sages, who look a ''lot'' younger.

!!Raeth ''(Raith)''
->'''Class:''' Paladin
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!!Pereth ''(Peres)''
->'''Class:''' Druid

One of Murdock's best lieutenants in charge of guarding the Shrine of Seals and the dark tome Apocalypse residing in it, following Murdock's death.
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* DarkIsEvil
* PaletteSwap: Of Ohtz.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bandits]]
!!Damas
->'''Class:''' Fighter

A bandit leader from the Bolm Mountains that lead his gang to sack Pherae. He is the boss of Chapter 1: Breath of Destiny.
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* OpportunisticBastard: Marquess Eliwood of Pherae has fallen ill, and all of Lycia is preoccupied with an upcoming war... Perfect distractions while Damas and his group pillage as they please.
* StarterVillain: He's the first named enemy you mow down in the game.
* WarmUpBoss: He's not particularly difficult, so long as you don't do anything stupid.

!!Dory
->'''Class:''' Brigand

A bandit leader leading a raid on the countryside of Lycia. He is the boss of Chapter 5: Fire Emblem.
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* CoveredInScars: His in-game portrait shows quite a few, but his most distinctive one is the horizontal cut across his forehead.
* WakeUpCallBoss: He has a lot of Strength and carries a Killer Axe, a weapon with high Critical rate, ''very early'' in the game. Dory is basically here to teach you [[LeeroyJenkins not to charge at bosses with no regard]], as well as force boss enemies to swap to less dangerous weapons before really going all out with your units. Just to hammer in the point further in Hard Mode, his Strength is almost at its maximum (19, just one point away from 20).

!!Henning
->'''Class:''' Hero

A bandit leader attempting to loot Durandal, the Blazing Blade, from its resting place. He is the boss of Chapter 8x: The Blazing Blade.
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* DifficultySpike: Notoriously one of the toughest bosses to kill in the game, with stats and endurance that wouldn't be out of place 5 chapters from then... This doesn't even include the Throne boosts. If you engage him in close-combat, you risk being hit hard by the Steel Blade. If you try to chip at him with a ranged weapon, he starts throwing Hand Axes. Often the safest (and cheapest) solution is to have [[LightningBruiser Rutger]] lay into him with a Killing Edge and pray for the best.
* LightningBruiser: Tough, powerful, and ''blisteringly fast''.

!!Scott
->'''Class:''' Berserker

A bandit leader plundering the villages in the Western Isles. He is the boss of Chapter 9: The Misty Isles.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: He treats Fir kindly and tells her that the Lycian Army is full of bandits attacking the Western Isles. This is just a ruse to get her killed so he can get ahold of her rare sword, the Wo Dao, and sell it for a hefty price.
* DifficultySpike: Decent speed, great strength, a high critical rate, and the boss of the game's first FogOfWar chapter.

!!Scouran ''(Scollan)''
->'''Class:''' Brigand

A bandit leader sent to plunder the villages under Zinc's orders. He appears in Chapter 10B: Amidst a Struggle.
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* BadBoss: He treats [[DumbMuscle Gonzales]] poorly, harshly commanding him to destroy a village while mocking his looks and intelligence.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Just like Nord, he sees Gonzales’s compassion as [[VirtueIsWeakness a weakness]], saying that crushing one village is hardly anything to fret over.
* {{Greed}}: As Scouran is tasked with burning down some villages, he immediately asks if he and his group can keep the treasures they find. Zinc permits it.
* MiniBoss: He appears four turns into the chapter, with Zinc still serving as the main boss. In fact, he's of a lower level than some of the other enemy units on the map. His only purpose is to destroy villages, provided the player doesn't reach them in time.

!!Gelero ''(Grero, Guerrero)''
->'''Class:''' Berserker

A bandit leader hired by Bern to bury the entrance to Armads, but has plans for the axe itself. He is the boss of Chapter 12x: The Thunder Axe.
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* DumbMuscle: Very strong and just as dumb.
* {{Gonk}}: Just like Scott.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Initially, he doesn't look all that intimidating and talks like a mentally challenged person. His critical attack, however, will likely ''annihilate'' anyone in his way, especially if it comes from his Silver Axe.
* PaletteSwap: Of Scott, with a lighter shade of hair and a gray vest.
* ScreamingWarrior: ''“Daaaahhhhhh! Rah!”'' are his choice of words as boss quote.
* VerbalTic: He has a weird way of speaking by prolonging his woooooords liiikeeeee thiiiis.

!!Maggie & Rose
->'''Class:''' Berserker

The two bandit twins in the Nabata Desert. They appear in Chapter 14: Arcadia.
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* BossInMookClothing: They basically function like generic reinforcements, but each of them have stats that equal that of their chapter's actual boss.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s: One gets the impression that they've been out in the sun a little too long.
-->'''Rose:''' Maggie, my sweet, did you see that group heading right into the desert?\\
'''Maggie:''' Yes, Rose, I most certainly did.
* {{Gonk}}: Their design is... Unique, shall we say.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: As goofy as they (and their {{Expies}}) might seem, Maggie and Rose are both dangerous Berserkers that are more than capable of wiping out any unprepared unit left behind during the chapter.
* PaletteSwap: Again of Scott, although similar-looking characters from later games take influence from these two rather than Scott himself.
* RunningGag: The rather low-key debut of the creepy, {{Gonk}}-y bandit twin characters.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: The first of the Bandit twins that have appeared in several future installments since.
* ZergRush: When they suddenly appear somewhere in the [[FogOfWar sandstorm]], they bring with them a ridiculous horde of mooks that slowly creep up from behind.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dragons]]
!!Aine ''(Ain)''
->'''Class:''' Manakete

The first of Bern's Manaketes that Roy's army encounters. Flaer leaves him behind as a nasty surprise to the forces that are storming Arcard's mansion.
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: To say the least of what ''Hasha no Tsurugi'' did to crank the spectacle of his fight UpToEleven.
* BaitAndSwitch: Is the ''third'' and last boss to take a seat on the throne in Chapter 12.
* FlatCharacter: [[JustifiedTrope Justified.]] He's heavily implied to be a War Dragon [[spoiler:artificially created by Idunn]], and thus he's barely even sentient.
* FlatWhat: His death quote.
* KillItWithFire: It doesn't get more to the point than this battle quote:
--> "...''Burn''."
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: In this case, he's a barely sentient fire-breathing dragon.
* PaperTiger: Yes, he has high power and defense, but his low HP and resistance coupled with no ranged attacks absolutely destroys any threat he may have initially posed.
* RedEyesTakeWarning

!!Jahn ''(Yahn)''
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->'''Class:''' Manakete

A mysterious stranger who's watching over an ancient shrine in the mountains of Bern. [[spoiler:He's a dragon who fought in The Scouring, and had been sealed inside the same shrine where Idunn had been sleeping until Zephiel uncovered them. Seemingly impressed by Zephiel's [[AxCrazy murderous desire]] to give the continent back to the dragons, Jahn entrusted Idunn and her powers to him.]]
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* AboveGoodAndEvil: According to Jahn, dragons (or at least Fire Dragons) are above such notions such as hatred and revenge.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:He's been assisting Zephiel with matters pertaining to Idunn, including explaining her "purpose" to him. By extension, he facilitated all the bloodshed in the game.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He claims that dragons' and humans' minds inherently work differently. Whether this is true or not, however, [[spoiler:even he was given pause when Zephiel explained his intent to [[MisanthropeSupreme subjugate the human race in favor of the dragons]]. Jahn decides to roll with it regardless of Zephiel's trustworthiness.]]
* TheCameo: In ''The Blazing Blade'' [[spoiler:during TheStinger]].
* ClimaxBoss: The penultimate boss of the True Ending path, outliving [[spoiler:King Zephiel]] by a couple of chapters.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Much darker than anyone you encounter in Elibe.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Apparently so, if his official artwork is anything to go by.
* DragonAscendant: Pun aside, Jahn was an aide of the long deceased Dragon King in the Scouring who survived into modern times.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Not him personally, but he considers the humans' decision to seal the Legendary Weapons away after they caused the Ending Winter to be uncharacteristically wise of them.
* EmotionlessBoy: By the standards of humans, Jahn is downright robotic; however, he doesn't admit to not having emotions outright, but rather simply not having them as strongly as humans.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Doesn't understand why Hartmut chose to spare Idunn, as Jahn would never let a threat to himself live.
* EvilRedhead: Ammoral Redhead is more like it, but close enough.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Jahn calmly remarks that the humans have won again as he dies.
-->"I fall... Humans are truly unpredictable..."
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Subverted, despite telling Roy about the humans' questionable deeds such as using reality-warping weapons, and taking full advantage of the dragons' weak manakete form, Jahn believes humanity won the battle of the species fair and square.
* IgnoranceIsBliss: [[spoiler:He believes himself to be last true dragon on Elibe. Roy tries to tell him about [[HiddenElfVillage Arcadia]], but he quits listening at the mention of humans and dragons co-existing.]]
* KickTheDog: Even though it was to survive, mentally breaking a neutral dragon girl to forcibly use as a weapon is pretty horrible.
* KillItWithFire: Something he's quite good at.
* LastOfHisKind: The last Fire Dragon left. [[spoiler:On Elibe.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "The Last Dragon".
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[spoiler:The prequel reveals dragons weren't entirely wiped out and many survivors left for the other world beyond the Dragon's gate once it was clear the war was lost. As Jahn fell during the DecisiveBattle of the Scouring and then was sealed with the temple, he is unaware of other surviving Fire Dragons and the escape plan. Though even if Jahn knew, the Dragon's Gate was closed permanently before he was unsealed.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's the true architect behind Zephiel's ambition.
* MrExposition: His purpose (mostly) is to [[InfoDump explain the story of The Scouring]] and then be a boss fight.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A Fire Dragon.
* PaperTiger: There's only so much his stout defenses can do to prevent being ripped apart by the Divine Weapons.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: And a participant in The Scouring. [[spoiler:He's spent all the time since then holed up in Bern's Dragon Shrine, healing his wounds.]]
* TheRemnant: The last of the Fire Dragons and the only survivor of the Scouring.
* TheTrickster: Decides to explain The Scouring to Roy... if he proves worthy. This entails [[FakeLongevity making him tediously seize 6 thrones in a row on a linear path]].
* TheUnseen: Becomes this if you missed or used up one of the Legendary Weapons or if Fae dies; the game instead ends with the battle against Zephiel, and he never reveals his hand in the game's events.
* WalkingSpoiler: Jahn only shows up in two of the last three chapters and delivers some heavy backstory exposition. All of which can potentially be missed if the player gets the bad ending.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: On another level entirely, he makes no appearances whatsoever in ''Hasha no Tsurugi'' (further explanation below).
* WorthyOpponent: Views humanity as such, not even having any hard feelings about the whole wiping his species out of existence.
-->"Hate? Only humans feel such preposterous emotions. We battled for survival and we lost. There was nothing more to our fight."
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: While the ''Demon Dragon'' is understandably viewed as a inhumane experiment, and horrifying weapon, to the Fire dragons such as Jahn it is a symbol of hope.

!!Idunn ''(Idoun, Idenn, Idun)''
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[[caption-width-right:350:Dark Priestess]]
->'''Class:''' Demon Dragon\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RisaTaneda (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Minae Noji (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', Uncredited)

A strange cloaked girl who is always lurking at Zephiel's side, and controls Bern's Manaketes. It's eventually deduced that she's the infamous Demon Dragon described in lore of The Scouring, whose defeat by Hartmut ended the war.

The truth of the matter is far more disturbing.
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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:She's just a puppet with Zephiel pulling the strings.]]
* ClippedWingAngel: For being a TrueFinalBoss, however, she's rather... [[AnticlimaxBoss disappointing]]. She has ''less'' HP than Jahn, and doesn't even have a ranged attack. It doesn't help that you're [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere swimming in Dragon-destroying weapons]] (which is in fact a requirement to face her in the first place). Possibly justified in that [[spoiler:she was never really meant to fight anyone]]. The "best" part? Unlike '''''every other enemy in the series''''', her stats ''don't change'' in Hard mode![[note]]Not counting that one hit point.[[/note]]
* DarkReprise: [[spoiler:"Shaman in the Dark" after she transforms]], and it was already a sad song to begin with.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: While it was unconfirmed in ''The Binding Blade'' due to official artworks having her dress be long enough to cover her feet, it was later confirmed in ''Heroes'' with her artworks showing her going around barefoot. Averted with her Spring variant in ''Heroes''.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Happened to her twice. During the Scouring, the Eight Heroes killed the leader of the dragons, resulting in Idunn blanking out and only attacking them on reflex. In the present, Zephiel ordered Idunn to continue creating war dragons even in the face of his demise and entrusted Brenya to deliver her to safety with Jahn in the Dragon's temple prior to the siege of Bern's capital. You're only given the chance to stop her if you have all the Divine Weapons and Fae intact.]]
* DummiedOut: Idunn was originally going to be a much more terrifying TrueFinalBoss, having a unique Dragonstone weapon tucked away in the game data. This "Demon Dragonstone" gave Idunn such ''blatantly ridiculous'' stat boosts that everyone not named Roy and wielding the Binding Blade can't even ''damage'' her; even units with other anti-dragon weapons are only capable of ScratchDamage at best. Since Roy's Binding Blade was subject to BreakableWeapons like everything else, if it broke in TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, defeating Idunn was [[UnwinnableByMistake almost impossible]]. The developers decided this was just a bit too much and gave her a weaker weapon instead, but they... [[AntiClimaxBoss overcompensated]].
* EmotionlessGirl: [[spoiler:As a result of being turned into a soulless weapon.]] In the best ending, [[spoiler:with her soul restored, she slowly begins to recover, starting with a laugh.]]
* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:She was a Divine Dragon who, against her will, was stripped of her soul by a rival faction of dragons and made an obedient shell with the power to [[MookMaker create artificial "war dragons" en masse]]. After the Eight Heroes killed the Dragon King, they came face to face with Idunn and were shocked to find the source of the dragons endless soldiers was a tortured child staring into space without orders to follow. Due to this and hearing rumors of her past, Hartmut held back and merely rendered Idunn unconscious with the Binding Blade, he then sealed her to prevent from creating more war dragons. Unfortunately, Zephiel not only woke Idunn from her thousand-year sleep, but discovered how to make himself her new master.]]
* FightOffTheKryptonite: The Demon Dragon does not take aggravated damage from most dragonslaying weapons, including the legendary ones. The one ([[NoKillLikeOverkill utterly absurd]]) exception is the Binding Blade.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Two of them: a blink-and-you'll-miss-it glimpse of her true form at the end of the intro, and [[spoiler:in chapter 21, Idunn very briefly shown with her cloak off when Roy sees Hartmut's memories.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:If the perfect ending is achieved by defeating her with Roy using the Binding Blade.]]
* InTheHood: Until [[spoiler:right before the final battle.]]
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:Was defeated by Hartmut, who decides to have mercy on her. Is awoken by Hartmut's descendant [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished to start causing destruction again]].]]
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Theoretically she's a wielder of dark magic. By the time you get around to fighting her, however, she just turns into a dragon.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Dark Priestess".
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: [[spoiler:The warring Dragons and later Zephiel treat Idunn as a tool to carry out their motives.]]
* MismatchedEyes: Idunn is notable for being one of the select few ''Fire Emblem'' characters with heterochromia, the others being [[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Ranulf]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Peri]].
* MookMaker: [[spoiler:She creates all of the enemy Manaketes faced during the game, excluding Jahn.]]
* NoSell:
** Her unique "Demonic Breath" ability in ''Heroes'' not only allows her to outright ignore any debuff, she actually gains 4 points in each stat sans health if she gets hit by one.
** Her Spring variant's "Zephyr Breath" in ''Heroes'', among other effects inflicted on the foe, allows her to ignore any debuffs if either she has any field stat buffs or she is within 2 spaces of an ally.
* OneWingedAngel: Par for the course.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A "Mage/Demon Dragon," a living weapon designed to be highly resistant to magic.
* PaperTiger: Ingame this happens so badly, that even if Roy's stats were at base level (including promotion gains), [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrjZX8yBKos he could still take off 75% of her health with Dancer/Bard assistance]], due to Idunn being a ClippedWingAngel and the Binding Blade being just that uber.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I will lead."
-->"You are in my way."
-->"By my will."
-->"Why resist?"
* PromotedToPlayable: She makes her playable debut in ''Heroes''.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:What Hartmut chose to do with her.]] Until Zephiel re-awoke her.
* TookALevelInBadass: Takes a rather large one in ''Heroes'', having now astronomical defense with skills to further raise them and disable debuffs.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:Had her ''soul taken out'' after being separated from her own people, so that her ability to create artifical war dragons could be exploited against the humans.]]
* TrueFinalBoss: If you fulfill the conditions to continue past chapter 22 (see Jahn). If not, she's TheUnfought.
* WalkingSpoiler: Idunn's role as the [[spoiler:Demon Dragon]] isn't revealed until the endgame, beforehand she was clearly important as she was always near Zephiel, but it wasn't clear why.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In ''Hasha no Tsurugi'', she makes an attention-grabbing appearance shortly before the Etrurian Army marches on Bern, and... her role in the plot is then [[LeftHanging quietly tossed out the window]] with no resolution. Furthermore, [[spoiler:the manga chooses to end Roy's subplot based on ''the bad ending of the game'' where Idunn escapes without a trace of her whereabouts]]. While this actually makes sense in the context that [[spoiler:a third party prevents Roy's group from obtaining all but one of the Divine Weapons]], and that Roy was not the main character of the manga anyway, the way it's handled leaves a bit to be desired.
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[[folder:Other]]
!!Mary

Wade's older sister. She's taking care of Lot's younger sister Myu.
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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She's been Lot's friend since they were kids alongside Wade. Part of the reason Lot is fighting the war is to gain money to support her so that they can settle down in peace.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Wade's foolish.

!!Myu

Lot's younger sister. She's in the care of Mary, Wade's sister.
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: She's pretty much here to serve this trope.
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!Playable Characters

[[folder:Roy of Pherae]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Roy in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roy_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Young Lion]]

->''"I have faith in mankind, I will not lose to a man who lost faith in his people and even himself!"''
-->-- '''Roy''''s declaration to '''Zephiel''' before their epic battle

->'''Class:''' Lord (''The Binding Blade''), Mercenary/Hero (''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [[DownloadableContent DLC]]/[=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunFukuyama (Japanese, the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/RayChase (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'')

The son of Marquess Eliwood of Pherae. He was called home from his studies in Ostia after Bern launched a surprise attack on Sacae, Ilia, and Lycia. After finding the Lycia Alliance in shambles, Roy takes his father's place as its leader and begins to build an army to fight Bern's conquest.
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[[index]]
* AChildShallLeadThem: He's even younger than Eliwood was in ''The Blazing Blade'', shunted into leadership of the Lycian League because of his father's illness and Hector's death.
[[Characters/FireEmblemTheBindingBladePlayableCharacters Playable Characters]]
* AdaptationalBadass: In his home game he has decent stats but is terribly hampered by his [[EleventhHourSuperpower late promotion time]], while in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and his Brave and Legendary variants in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes Heroes]]'' he's considered a powerful LightningBruiser.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: In ''Smash Bros.'', Roy's quotes aren't that off from what he would actually say in canon, but he seemingly acts oddly {{hotblooded}} in battle, which some Japanese fans were quick to note. This could possibly be why the fandom often turns him into something more resembling an ''inversion'' of his [[WiseBeyondHisYears canon]] [[GuileHero self]], a mistake even [[http://www.sourcegaming.info/2015/12/13/sakurai-fe25/ Sakurai himself made]] during ''Melee'''s development due to ''Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade'' [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros not having been released at the time]]. Not helping is that early concept artwork depicts him as a hotblooded StockShonenHero. Roy still shows some of these hotblooded traits in ''3DS/U'' since Sakurai decided to roll with it, but it's a little more subdued. This is starting to become an aspect of his character as of ''Heroes'', albeit without overriding his original personality.
* AFatherToHisMen: Ironically considering he is very nearly the youngest in the army, but his support conversations with the Pheraean soldiers, particularly Marcus, Alen, and Lance, show his deep concern for their welfare.
* {{Adorkable}}: Particularly shows in his scenes with [[ChildhoodFriends Lilina]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Just like any self-respecting Lord.
* BreakoutCharacter: ''The Binding Blade'' was never released overseas, and even among those who have played it, the game is generally cited as one of the weakest in the series, and gameplay-wise Roy himself is considered one of the weakest Lords in the entire franchise. Nonetheless, ''Smash'' has made Roy extremely popular. He frequently rates highly on ''Melee'' popularity contests, and popular demand was cited to be why he came back for ''3DS/Wii U''. Many people even play ''The Binding Blade'' [[JustHereForGodzilla just to know more about Roy himself]]. And he even [[https://events.fire-emblem-heroes.com/vote/result placed 2nd on the popularity poll for males in]] in ''Heroes''.
* CantCatchUp: His bane. He started with low base stats, and completely balanced growths. Roy ''does'' get to promote, but only very late in the game, and until then he's stuck with a crippling handicap. Even with his huge eleventh-hour buff, hope that his chancey stat growths don't turn out poorly.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: As seen in his supports with Shanna, Roy puts up a confident and intelligent front to inspire his army, but inwardly, he easily gets depressed and worried with his leadership position.
* ChickMagnet: Six potential love interests.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Lilina, if the player pairs him with her.
* TheChosenOne: Discussed. The Binding Blade may only be unsealed from its altar by the one with the Fire Emblem. Roy is quick to point out how ''anyone'' with the Fire Emblem could have removed it, but Elffin assures Roy that while in theory that's true him being there with the sword in hand was no coincidence as it was the blade who chose him as its owner.
* CostumeEvolution: His design in ''[[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/5/5e/Roy_Heroes.png Heroes]]'' takes cues from his appearance in ''[[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/4/45/Roy_SSB4.png Smash 3DS/Wii U]]'', essentially combining it with his original design.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Vows to protect Lilina forever, [[spoiler:as per Hector's dying wish]].
* {{Determinator}}: What else would you call a kid who leads what is essentially a militia against the most powerful empire on the continent?
* {{DLC}}: In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', complete with [[http://i.imgur.com/Av7X7.png his own set of]] ImpossiblyCoolClothes. Also returns to the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' roster this way in the fourth installment.
* {{Expy}}: While being based to some degree on Marth is a common thing for Lords, Roy is probably the most direct example--they have fairly similar designs bar hair color, they both use a Rapier, and their stats and growths are borderline identical. Even Roy's late promotion that mostly provides stat boosts seems to evoke Marth, who didn't promote at all. Their respective character arcs do shake out fairly differently, though.
* FragileSpeedster: As typical with lords, he's quick enough to double-hit most opponents right from the start and won't get hit very much. But when he does get hit...game over.
* FrontlineGeneral: Several of his support conversations revolve around his insistence on not staying to the rear lines where it's safer.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Roy's stats are notoriously shaky, and early-game, he requires a lot of grinding to keep up only to become a weak unit from mid-game onwards. However, these aspects of him as a unit are integrated into his supports. Several of the Pheraean units see him as fragile and want to protect him, exactly what the player has to do. It's also well-established that Roy doesn't think highly of himself as a combatant and would rather resolve conflicts with as little violence as possible, but insists on staying on the frontlines as he feels this is the only way his units will follow him. Likewise, the player will likely not think of Roy as a good combatant but is forced to bring him along for every level as he is the Lord unit, and indeed, Roy dying [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou causes an instant game over]] since the army will have no one to lead them.
* TheGoodKing: [[spoiler:If he has an A-rank support with Lilina, the two will marry and Roy will be the king of the united Lycia.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: Potentially. [[spoiler:If Eliwood married Ninian in the prequel, Roy is one-quarter ice dragon.]]
* TheHero: In spite of his youth, he's able to recruit one of ''the'' largest casts in the series, he's pretty smart and savvy for his age, and faces down a guy who wants to wipe out humankind.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He hides it from others well, but he doesn't see himself as particularly special, as highlighted in his support with Lance.
* HorseArcher: His ''Love Abounds'' version in ''Heroes'', which by default comes with the bow Gratia+ equipped.
* HotBlooded: Not present in original game but in ''Smash Bros.'', and as of ''Heroes'' it's becoming part of his attitude.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: [[spoiler:If Ninian is his mother, Roy is one-quarter dragon, which means he shares blood with whatever dragons he fights. In a twist however, the war dragons he fights aren't really classified the same as full-fledged dragons such as Jahn or Ninian, so he's really only truly this when squaring off against Jahn and Idunn.]]
* ImprobableAge: He's just fifteen. Even for a medieval setting, this raises eyebrows. Zelot comments on Roy's youth when he teams up with the Lycian League, and Dieck worries that Roy will be too inexperienced to properly lead an army (but seeing his performance assauges those doubts).
* InfinityPlusOneSword and EleventhHourSuperPower: The [[TitleDrop Binding Blade]]/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sword of Seals/Sealed Sword]]. Singlehandedly turns Roy from an unpromoted Mercenary-esque unit into a unit that can hold his own solo against the rest of the game. Bonus points if he gets an A support with Lilina. (It's also a very CoolSword, as it catches on fire during critical hits or ranged attacks.)
* {{Irony}}: Roy is very strongly associated with and even [[PlayingWithFire weaponizes fire]], [[spoiler:but the closest thing he has to a canon mother (his father's ImpliedLoveInterest, Ninian) makes him part ''[[AnIcePerson ice]]'' dragon]].
* KidHero: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Brunnya, who points out that despite his youth, he’s already undergone more hardships than many of the grown adult villains he’s faced.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: A retroactive example, but many his potential brides have something in common with those from his father's pool of potential brides. There are differences within the details however.
** They both can romance a dancer, the difference is that Larum is energetic and playful while Ninian is more graceful and reserved; this is also reflected by the difference in their dancing styles.
** They both can romance a [[MysteriousWaif mysterious]] [[spoiler:half-dragon]] woman, the difference is that [[spoiler:Ninian hid her identity as one to Eliwood while Roy could likely deduce that Sophia was a half-dragon]].
** They can both romance an Ilian Pegasus Knight, but while Fiora was the oldest of her sisters and often worked to the detriment of her own happiness, Shanna is in contrast the youngest of the sisters, and is more than happy to be learning the ways of an Ilian Pegasus Knight.
** Finally, they can both romance a Sacaen tribeswoman, however Lyn was actually much more social than is expected of a Sacaean and prefers the way of the sword, with her actually being a part of House Caelin of Lycia. Sue on the other hand is Sacaean through-and-through, being massively stoic and dedicated to the ways of her tribal upbringing while being a HorseArcher.
* MagikarpPower: Post-promotion. After spending most of the second half of the game being a mediocre-to-average unit, getting the Binding Blade in Chapter 21/21x instantly promotes Roy and finally gives him more room for growth on top of fantastic stat boosts[[note]]+4 HP, +2 Str, +3 Skl, +2 Spd, +2 Def, +5 Res, +2 Con, +1 Mov, not to mention +5 Def/Res while the Binding Blade is equipped[[/note]] right off the bat. The catch? There's only about ''three'' maps left before the game ends (that's '''one''' if you're not going for the GoldenEnding). Should you take the time to get him to level 20, he'll be an unstoppable killing machine.
* MasterOfNone: Roy sees himself as not being particularly good at anything, highlighted in his support with Lance. However, Lance postulates that his relatability as an everyman is what draws people to him and inspires them. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration In-game]], Roy's growths lean towards this, with average percentages in each stat save for decent luck. Combined with his unimpressive bases, Roy will probably end up too balanced to stand out. Of course, that all changes when he promotes...
* NiceGuy: His defining trait. Roy is one of the kindest, most selfless characters in the entire series, and arguably the most mild-mannered Lord character.
* ObliviousToLove: Okay, so he ''has'' known Lilina since they were both kids, so it may be a little weird for him to see her as more than his best friend at first, but he still has no real excuse when it come to the other girls' obvious affections.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I will win!"\\
"I won't lose. I won't!"\\
"By my blade!"\\
"There's my opening."
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: His relationship with [[GenkiGirl Shanna]] or [[CloudCuckoolander Larum]] if he gains an A-support with either.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To his dad.
* TheSmartGuy: For his young age and lack of experience, Roy ''is'' pretty cunning in regards to politics (i.e.: [[spoiler:he discovers almost by himself that Elffin was the missing Prince Myrddin under a SpoonyBard disguise.]]) ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' reveals that he has an interest in history as well.
* TheLoad: It's very easy to get him to max out his levels long before the chapter where he can be promoted; he has to be essentially shelved if you don't want him taking EXP from other units.
* LightningBruiser: Only outside his home game, in games like ''Smash 3DS/Wii U'' and ''FE Heroes''.
* RecurringElement: As the main lord, he naturally takes after previous youthful lords, mainly taking [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Seliph's]] self-doubt and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 Leif's]] cunning tactics.
* RoyalRapier: His starting weapon. Doubles as an AccidentalPun to his name.
* WeaponOfChoice: He is mainly associated with the Binding Blade, said to be stronger than the eight Legendary Weapons. In ''Heroes'', his Brave variation wields the Durandal, like his father before him.
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: As with all other ''Fire Emblem'' protagonists, his death results in a game over.
* WideEyedIdealist: Roy is steadfast in his belief that humanity is not bad and that humans and dragons can live together in harmony. Best summed up in this quote from ''Heroes'':
-->'''Roy:''' I have faith in the goodness of humankind. No matter what.
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[[folder:Marcus]]
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->''"Nonsense! I may be old, but I shall not lose to the young ones yet!"''
-->-- '''Marcus''' in a support conversation with '''Roy'''

->'''Class:''' Paladin

A senior knight of Pherae, having served both Roy's father and grandfather. He's really getting up there, but he's still a capable knight general. For tropes pertaining to him during Eliwood's time, see [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeMainStory here]].
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* BladeOnAStick: Comes with a [[InfinityMinusOneSword Silver Lance]].
* CharacterSelectForcing: Because of his slow growth and just okay base stats, you won't be using him much past the first couple of chapters. However, ''The Binding Blade'''s hard mode pretty much forces you to use him, as his CrutchCharacter status is taken up a notch. Thankfully, his base stats are just enough to weaken, but not kill the pirates.
* CrutchCharacter: Obviously, considering who he's based off... It should be noted that he is generally considered as the single most balanced Jagen in the entire series.
* GrumpyOldMan: His C support with Roy seems to indicate this.
* {{Irony}}: If he gets an A support with Lilina, he flat-out tells Lilina to ask Roy out. Since this is an A support, it means it makes it impossible for that to happen unless he dies.
* OldRetainer: Has served Pherae since the days of Roy's grandfather.
* OlderAndWiser: One of the characters returning from ''The Blazing Blade''. The "older" is much more obvious than the "wiser," mostly because he was already an adult mentor in the previous generation and quite wise at the time.
* RecurringElement: The early game prepromote CrutchCharacter in the vein of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Jagen]], moreso than any other instance of the archetype ever.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Roy and Lilina.
* TakeUpMySword: He's looking for someone to be this for him, and he'll find one if he maxes a support with any of Alan, Lance, or Wolt.
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[[folder:Alen ''(Allen, Alan)'']]
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->''"If you're staying, then I will as well. I won't allow you to go off alone and commit suicide."''
-->-- '''Alen''' in a support conversation with '''Lance'''

->'''Class:''' Cavalier

A young knight of Pherae recently given knighthood.
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* TheBigGuy: He sees himself as such, and it's why he's so aggressive in battle. He figures if he holds back at all, the army will appear weak.
* DeadlyTrainingArea: He goes through swordstroke exercises in the middle of active battlefields.
* HotBlooded: In contrast to Roy and the more cool-headed Lance.
* LeeroyJenkins: He sometimes gets accused of this by other characters (although, of course, the actuality is entirely up to the player). In support conversations with Roy, he makes it clear that his tactical acumen begins and ends with a frontal attack.
* LightningBruiser: Among the cavaliers, he has the best strength growth, but still perfectly adequate speed and defence growths.
* NaiveNewcomer: Is a fresh recruit.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Believe it or not, he's in his 20's.
* RecurringElement: The red knight, fulfilling the red cavalier/green cavalier tradition.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's red to Lance's blue.
* TheRival: He sets up a friendly rivalry with Wade.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The Red Knight of this game.
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[[folder:Lance]]
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->''"Of course I'll watch you fight. Still, I have no intention of losing to you from now on, either."''
-->-- '''Lance''' in a support conversation with '''Alen'''

->'''Class:''' Cavalier

A knight serving Pherae, but not from there by birth.
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* BadassBookworm: He makes careful notes of the battles he participates in and reads books on tactics in his free time.
* FragileSpeedster: Among the cavaliers available in ''The Binding Blade'', he has the best speed growth but weakest defense growth.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Explains why the weapons triangle works how it does in a support conversation with Lot.
* MoreExpendableThanYou: He sees ''himself'' as a MauveShirt; in one talk with Alen, Lance offers to be the cannon-fodder diversion should Roy ever need to flee quickly. Alen vehemently sets him straight on this.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Like Alen, he's in his 20's.
* RecurringElement: The green knight, true to the red cavalier/green cavalier tradition.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's blue to Alen's red.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Plays against Lot in their B support, though with setting-specific pieces like 'Archer.' (Though he says it's required of Pherae's knights.)
* ThoseTwoGuys: The Green Knight of this game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wolt ''(Walt)'']]
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->''"I will perfect my skills with my bow, and I will train myself so that Master Roy can count on me without doubt!"''
-->-- '''Wolt''' in a support conversation with '''Marcus'''

->'''Class:''' Archer\\
'''Voiced by: '''Creator/HiroShimono (Japaneese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Khoi Dao (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Roy's milk-brother and a soldier of Pherae. Also, the son of Rebecca from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* AdvertisedExtra: He's the third biggest playable character on the game's cover art (after Roy and Lilina), yet outside of a single line of dialogue in the first chapter he has absolutely no story presence.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He insists on treating Roy with the deference due to a prince, despite how close they are, and doubts his usefulness to the army due to his choice of weapon.
* InsultBackfire: Roy scolds him for acting like Marcus and Merlinus (as in a formal old fussbudget). Wolt takes it as high praise.
* RecurringElement: The young starting archer, much like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Gordin]].
* TakeUpMySword: Marcus says that he wants Wolt to replace him as Roy's chief retainer after he retires.
* TeachMeHowToFight: He already knows how to fight with a bow, but asks Marcus for sword training. Marcus tells him that he's too old and he's already skilled at what he knows.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bors]]
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->''"...I am a knight, and my loyalty is with you. As long as you need me, I shall always be there for you."''
-->-- '''Bors''' in a support conversation with '''Lilina'''

->'''Class:''' Knight

A member of the Armor Knights of Ostia, he was teaching Roy and the others in warfare when the conflict broke out.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: He worries about Gwendolyn more than he really needs to.
* KnightInShiningArmour: To Lilina.
* LanternJawOfJustice: To the point where some players consider it his primary attribute.
* RecurringElement: The early joining knight of the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Draug]] archetype.
* StoneWall: Aside from good Defense, Bors has a shockingly high speed growth for a knight at 40%, so unlike most other members of his class in this game he can actually avoid being doubled by most other units. His strength growth on the other hand is uncharacteristically awful, to the point of being on par with the likes of [[FragileSpeedster Shanna and Sue]].
* StoutStrength: His artwork shows that he's a little tubby.
* WarmUpBoss: Of the Tutorial map in the Extras menu.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Merlinus]]
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->''"What... what impudence! Our army isn't so lenient that we would just take along some useless girl!"''
-->-- '''Merlinus''' referring to '''Clarine'''

->'''Class:''' Transporter

The man in charge of organizing the army's supplies and Roy's advisor.
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* CommanderContrarian: Being much more cynical and world-weary than Roy, he tends to counsel prudence and sometimes objects to potential recruits, such as Clarine.
* {{Expy}}: A more comical interpretation of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Malledus]], one of Marth's elderly tactician and advisor.
* TheLoad: Uses up a unit slot and can't fight. Less so than in ''The Blazing Blade'', though, since your other units can still send stuff to storage if he's not deployed.
* NonActionGuy: The only way in which he's more capable of self-defense nowadays is that he uses a cart, not a tent.
* OlderAndWiser: He's not as timid and fearful anymore as he was in ''The Blazing Blade'', but he also...
* TookALevelInJerkass: To some extent, he's now very outspoken, distrusts many people, and behaves a bit harshly all-around.
* TheStrategist: For Roy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Elen ''(Ellen)'']]

->''"It's my country that started the war. So I understand...if you have hostility toward me, a native of Bern... But why? Why don’t I see hate in your eyes, but sadness?"''
-->-- '''Elen''' in a support conversation with '''Chad'''
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->'''Class:''' Cleric

A priestess from Bern and the LadyInWaiting of Princess Guinivere.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Cute little Elen is ''most displeased'' when she faces SinisterMinister Oro.
-->[[ThisIsUnforgivable "There is no salvation for you..."]]
* ChildhoodFriends: With Zeiss and Melady.
** ChildhoodFriendRomance: Implied at the end of her support with Zeiss.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Her dialogue with Saul has the latter [[CasanovaWannabe constantly flirting with her]], but the attempts go right above her head. By their last support, Elen appears to finally catch onto Saul’s womanizing behavior, but concludes that it’s a noble facade to show how St. Elimine's followers can live freely. Of course, Saul wasn’t kidding about trying to woo her, and he winds up on the receiving end of an accidental [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech The Reason You Suck Speech]].
-->"Acting like that would naturally cause misunderstandings... Everyone thinks you’re just a lazy man chasing after women...”
* DoesNotLikeMen: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], she used to be afraid of men, but she eventually grew out of it.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Runs away from Bern with her lady in liege, Princess Guinivere.
* GlacierWaif: In an anti-mage sense, Elen has excellent resistance and garbage speed. In a physical sense, however, she also has garbage defense.
* LadyInWaiting: She's this to Princess Guinivere, and it allows her to reach for Roy's BadassCrew when they're about to be re-captured by the Bernese...
* MinMaxing: The absolute best Luck and Resistance in the game coupled with a decent magic growth make her a good healer, but her awful speed growth and nigh non-existent defense make her a risky prospect for a combat unit.
* RecurringElement: The kind priestess who is your earlygame healer, the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Lena]].
%%* ProperLady
%%* WhiteMagicianGirl
* RedBaron: She's a part of the Bern district of St. Elimine's church. She eventually also claims the title of "The Saint of Bern."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dieck ''(Deke)'']]
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->''"A mercenary has to fend for himself. No one's gonna be looking out for you. You've got to be skeptical. You should even be wary that I might be giving out orders just so I can ensure my own safety."''
-->-- '''Dieck''' in a support conversation with '''Shanna'''

->'''Class:''' Mercenary

A leader of a band of Mercenaries hired by Marquess Eliwood to serve Roy. Also was a gladiator in the past.
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* AnimalMotifs: [[PantheraAwesome Big cats]]; he [[spoiler:got his scars when protecting his brother from an escaped lion]], and earned the nickname "Wounded Tiger".
* BigBrotherMentor: To [[spoiler:Klein]].
* CoveredWithScars: His face and torso are heavily scarred. [[spoiler:He got them when rescuing a very young Klein from an escaped lion in an arena.]]
* DiscOneNuke: He comes with extremely good base stats at level 5 in the second chapter, making him one of the bastions of your early party (along with Marcus and Rutger). He also has solid growths in HP, Strength, Skill, and Speed, and he gets access to Hand Axes once he promotes, so he'll never really fall off.
* AFatherToHisMen: He can support with all the members of his band (as well as Rutger and Clarine) and their conversations are dominated by his efforts to advise and protect them: He urges Wade to pay more attention to his surroundings and not rely on brute strength to always win the day; he tells Shanna to fight as part of a team rather than over-relying on her flight and speed; he teaches Lot to not take employers at face value, because they may not have their mercs' best interests at heart; he tries to help Rutger escape the death-grip that revenge has on him; Clarine... [[TheGadfly well, he tolerates her.]]
* JackOfAllStats: He starts in the Mercenary class, which tends to fall in between the [[FragileSpeedster fast but fragile myrmidon]], [[StoneWall tough but slow knight]], and [[MightyGlacier hard-hitting but spongy fighter]]. His stat growths also support this, as he's unlikely to cap any single stat except possibly skill, but will probably get all but resistance to 20+ once promoted to hero.
* JadeColoredGlasses: He's had a rough life as a mercenary, and he views all employers with distrust. He's the last of the mercenary band to trust Roy as a leader, though this only is made clear in his supports with Lot.
* TheKirk: The even-headed, [[AFatherToHisMen fatherly figure]] of the FreudianTrio beween [[TheSpock Lot]] and [[TheMccoy Wade]].
* LightningBruiser: Though his resistance could use some work, his stats are all around very high, especially his HP.
* ItsNotYouItsMe: Non-romantic version. [[spoiler:Dieck saved a very young Klein's life, and as such he was employed and treated kindly by Pent and Louise. However, he noticed how other Etrurian nobles looked down on him, so he left to not cause problems to the Reglays. Klein was very... hurt by that.]]
* RecurringElement: The [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Ogma]], the balanced mercenary who starts solid and remains solid throughout the game. Dieck also even shares Ogma's gladiator past and having his body also CoveredWithScars.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Only in the artwork and sprite portrait; his battle sprite does have a shirt on.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wade ''(Ward)'']]
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->''"All right, who's next! Bring it on!"''
-->-- '''Wade''' in a support conversation with '''Lot'''

->'''Class:''' Fighter

One of the mercenaries under Dieck, he is from the Western Isles. Is a hot-head.
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* AnAxeToGrind
* BoisterousBruiser: Likes little so much as hitting a foe as hard as he can.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: He's the foolish to Mary's responsible.
* GlassCannon: Fits the typical Fighter build of high Strength and HP, at the expense of every other stat. His Defense growth is actually not terrible by Fighter standards, but it's offset by his low base Defense and [[WeakToMagic non-existent Resistance]].
* HotBlooded: Has an unfortunate tendency to brush off Dieck's orders to maintain situational awareness in combat.
* TheMccoy: The HotBlooded member of the FreudianTrio between [[TheKirk Dieck]] and [[TheSpock Lot]].
* RecurringElement: The hot-headed [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Bord]] of the Bord and Cord duo.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Lot's Blue.
* TheRival: He sets up a friendly rivalry with Alen.
* {{Tsundere}}: He acts extremely rash and boastful around others, but he cares more about them than he's willing to say.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lot ''(Lott)'']]
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->''"Then remember that you can never be overly cautious in battle. The best way to stay alive is to always be wary."''
-->-- '''Lot''' in a support conversation with '''Shanna'''

->'''Class:''' Fighter

One of the mercenaries under Dieck, he is from the Western Isles. Is calm and cool.
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%%* AnAxeToGrind
* BigBrotherInstinct: He's a doting big brother to Myu, and he also acts as somewhat of one to Wade and Shanna.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Lot goes on to marry a childhood friend of his, heavily implied to be Wade's sister Mary.
* GeniusBruiser: He has an extensive knowledge of things such as [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall the weapon triangle,]] and apparently [[SmartPeoplePlayChess plays the]] ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' [[SmartPeoplePlayChess equivalent of chess]] in his spare time.
* RecurringElement: Due to some [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness early installment weirdness]] on ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Shadow Dragon]]''[='=]s part, he has the stat format of Cord, but the personality of [[BlueOni Barst]], which would be the standard going forward.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Wade's Red.
* TheSpock: The careful, calculating GeniusBruiser of the FreudianTrio between [[TheMccoy Lot]] and [[TheKirk Dieck]].
* StoneWall: A rare example amongst Fighter units, whom are usually {{Glass Cannon}}s. He has the highest defense growth in the game at 40%, while also having exceptional HP. However, his attack is mediocre, and he's one of the few axe users whom would be doing nearly ScratchDamage without effective weapons. His promotion gives him a massive boost to HP, with a similarly impressive boost to defense, solidifying his role as a defensive unit amongst his more offensive counterparts. What keeps him just out of MightyGlacier is his passable speed stat.
* UnableToSupportAWife: It is strongly implied that the reason he is working as a mercenary in the first place is so he can marry Wade's sister Mary.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shanna ''(Thany)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Shanna in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shanna_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Sprightly Flier]]
->''"Yeah. I'm on a pegasus, see? I have a different movement pace than the others, so it's easier to fight on my own..."''
-->-- '''Shanna''' in a support conversation with '''Dieck'''

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight\\
'''Voiced by:''' Nao Shiroki (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/MarishaRay (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A Pegasus Knight of Ilia who, as customary of their people, is working as a mercenary travelling the world to hone her skills, eventually falling in with Dieck. Also, the younger sister of Thea and Juno.
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* ActionGirl: She rubs elbows with a band of tough mercenaries.
* ActionGirlfriend: If she's paired with Roy, her earlier availability and good growth means she will have to do more ass-kicking than Roy who will be stuck at Level 20 unable to promote until near the end of the game.
* BladeOnAStick: As is typical for her class.
* DiscOneNuke: If you're really persistent in giving Shanna a Fire support early then she'll have exceptionally high evasion and do much more damage. An Angelic Robe will also put her at an advantage as that fixes her weakest aspect, her HP. She can be downright deadly with this sort of investment, and can carry most of the game if her stats turn out well.
* GenkiGirl: Bounces back quickly from criticism (as long as it's not Thea), usually with laughter.
* FragileSpeedster: As speedy as most Pegasus Knights are, though her measly constitution of 4 is lower than average. Whenever someone reminds her of this, she says that she's too fast to be hit ([[GameplayAndStoryIntegration which given her stat distribution may hold a point]]).
* LeeroyJenkins: Her supports with her mercenary comrades and older sister Thea are mainly them telling her not to rush ahead in battle.
* NaiveNewcomer: Despite being a mercenary, she is incredibly nice to almost everyone she meets and doesn't seem to hold any cynicism towards her employers. This is largely due to her still being a trainee.
* ObliviousToLove: Towards Roy's obviously growing affection towards her until the end of their support.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here we go!"\\
"Attack, attack!"\\
"Not gonna lose!"\\
"Fine, fine! Everything's fine!"
* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler:If this mercenary ActionGirl from Ilia gets an A support with Roy, she can become the Duchess Consort of Pherae.]]
* RecurringElement: Her early recruitment and association with Dieck harkens to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Caeda]], but her relationship to other recruitable Pegasus Knights puts her closer to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Est]]. On a similar tack, there are some similarities between her and Catria - they're the second obvious love interest for the main lord, both being Pegasus Knights, but both are at least somewhat DoomedByCanon to not end up with their man. While ''The Binding Blade'' gives you the option to defy the latter, both the narrative of the game and side materials make it fairly obvious Lilina is the ImpliedLoveInterest.
* RunningGag: People reminding her to be careful.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: This is her relationship with Roy if paired.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: A bigger standout than even the rest of her castmates, and even before ''Awakening'' and ''Heroes'' the exact spelling of her name was debated. It turns out that her original name is ''Hebrew'', and is meant to be "Shani", which is Hebrew for "red" ([[YouGottaHaveBlueHair ironically]]), but some early guidebooks, probably not getting the memo, tended to spell it "Thany" in an attempt to romanize straight from the katakana. 8-4 and Nintendo of America settled on calling her Shanna, which is a more common Hebrew/Yiddish name meaning "beautiful".
* WeaponOfChoice: Has the eponymous Shanna's Lance in ''Heroes'', which not only makes specials proc more, but also increases the special's damage output when refined.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Not as much as some, but she does care a lot about her siblings Juno and Thea's opinion and accuses Thea of hating her when criticized.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chad]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Chad in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fe_19.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Lycian Wildcat]]
->''"My hatred towards Bern is my strength... The drive to avenge Father and to protect the other orphans... That was my purpose in life. I never had any hesitation at all!"''
-->-- '''Chad''' in a support conversation with '''Elen'''

->'''Class:''' Thief\\
'''Voiced by:''' Natsuki Hanae (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Griffin Pautu (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A young man from a orphanage on the Lycia-Bern border, he has a strong dislike of Bern due to his past.
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* AlwaysSecondBest: Had some insecurity about how close he was to Raigh and Lugh, given that they're identical twins. Lugh assures him that they consider him family just as much as they do each other.
* BerserkButton: When Cath steals his bag, he reacts much more angrily than other characters do towards her antics. Justified in that the bag she stole has a picture inside that he made while still at the orphanage.
* DismissingACompliment: Raigh complains about this in their B support and says that Chad shouldn't talk himself down so much when they're with Roy.
* GlassCannon: He has the highest Strength growth of all the thieves, so he can graduate from FragileSpeedster to this.
* HiddenDepths: His dexterity makes him a talented artist as well as a thief.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes.''
-->''"Out of my way!"''\\
''"Gotta keep living!"''\\
''"Take this!"''\\
''"I'll keep my family safe!"''
* PromotionToParent: He was the eldest orphan, so he tries to take over this role even though his environment accuses him of being too young to really make it work.
* RecurringElement: The early-game thief of the [[Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Julian]] archetype, though he is much younger than the standard and he doesn't have any particular person he's bodyguarding (although he's quite close with Lugh). Though he can also support with the Lena counterpart (Elen), the support takes a more platonic direction.
* {{Revenge}}: For [[spoiler:the OrphanageOfLove where he lived in, which was destroyed by the Bern Army]]. Seen the most in his supports with Elen, which force him to think twice about his feelings about the deal.
* ThreeAmigos: With Lugh and Raigh.
* {{Tsundere}}: When Lugh presses food onto him, Chad loudly declares that he's not going to do anything nice back. Then, in the B support, he gives Lugh some new shoes, not because he's being ''nice'', just because they don't ''fit''. (Lugh is not fooled.)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lugh ''(Lou)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Lugh in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lugh_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Anima Child]]
->''"I’m sick of hiding, Chad! Everyone, everyone keeps disappearing when I’m not looking...! Father, you... even Raigh... I want to fight to protect the people I care for, too. I want to protect, and not just be protected!"''
-->-- '''Lugh''' to '''Chad''' in Chapter 3

->'''Class:''' Mage\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunkoTakeuchi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Michael Johnston (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A childhood friend of Chad, and Raigh's twin brother, he is the son of Nino from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: He's even younger than Roy, but he's a very gifted mage and very WiseBeyondHisYears.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Beneath Lugh’s kind and positive demeanor lies a cold hatred towards Bern, the country responsible for his and his friends’ suffering. So much so that, in a rather chilling monologue, he tells Melady that he uses his anger as a motivator to fight to protect his loved ones.
-->“That's what I kept telling myself. ... Anger keeps you going more than sorrow... Anger has kept me alive... so that I would be able to protect the little ones. ... Phew... So... for now, until this war ends... I have to keep my anger towards Bern.”
* BoringButPractical: While Lilina has ridiculously high Magic and support bonuses to take advantage of, Lugh compensates with better availability and [[JackOfAllStats higher averages in HP, skill, and speed]].
* ChildMage: Elen and Melady are both shocked by his youth.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Raigh hides his HiddenHeartOfGold in a support conversation, Lugh just laughs at it and warns him that he's going to have a hard time making friends if he pretends to care less than he really does.
* CrossDressingVoices: In the Japanese dub for ''Heroes'', he shares the same voice actress as [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Louise]], Junko Takeuchi, who portrays other heroic male characters for shows such as [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto]], [[Manga/HunterXHunter Hunter x Hunter]], and [[Anime/PokemonOrigins Pokémon Origins]]. Averted in the English dub, in which a male voice actor portrays him instead with a deeper tone (Michael Johnston).
* GenerationXerox: A gender-flipped carbon copy of his mother, in terms of behavior and gameplay.
* InnocentBlueEyes: His blue eyes go well with his kind-hearted and optimistic personality.
* {{Keet}}: Much to Raigh's annoyance, though he does tone down a lot in their shared supports.
* MoralityPet: He acts as one for Idunn in ''Heroes'', specifically in the Forging Bonds dialogues. He helps her regain her morality after losing her soul and experience happiness again.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I won't run anymore."\\
"I've made up my mind!"\\
"I promise - I'll be OK!"\\
"For the people I hold dear!"
* RecurringElement: The earlygame mage of the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Merric]] archetype.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Raigh's blue.
* SquishyWizard: Though he has high skill and speed to compensate.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Raigh.
* ThePollyanna: Like his mother, Nino. Lugh is amazingly nice to everyone he meets, and while his worries and anger do show sometimes, he is very positive overall.
* TeachHimAnger: Does this to ''himself''. In spite of Chad's worries that Lugh is too nice to kill people, his supports with Melady reveal that Lugh is driving himself forward by stoking his hatred of Bern.
* ThroughHisStomach: Half of his support conversations are him bringing baked goods to the other person (or their dragon, in Melady's case).
* WideEyedIdealist: Mostly, but his supports with Melady subvert this -- he's deliberately staying angry at Bern so he can fight.
* ThreeAmigos: With Chad and Raigh.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clarine Reglay]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Clarine in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clarine_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Unruly Princess]]
->''"A true lady must be dressed properly when they fight."''
-->-- '''Clarine''' in a support conversation with '''Dorothy'''

->'''Class:''' Troubadour\\
'''Voiced by:''' Runa Onodera (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Hunter [=MacKenzie=] Austin (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The younger sister of Klein, she was captured by Marquess Erik of Laus, but freed by Rutger. Also, the daughter of Pent and Louise from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Her supports with Rutger come across as this.
* BigBrotherWorship: Towards Klein, hoo boy. She tells almost every man she talks to that they can't compare to her brother's skills or [[BrotherSisterIncest handsome looks]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: To her brother Klein, whom she calls "the most beautiful in the army". So much that he actually calls her out on it in their B support, since she yelled at another healer for treating him and made her cry.
* DeadpanSnarker: She has ''quite'' a vicious wit that shows up in several of her speaking roles, most notably in her conversation with Narcian:
-->'''Narcian''': Lowborn?! Me?! You would compare ''[[{{Narcissist}} ME]]'' to a peasant?!\\
'''Clarine''': Oh, heavens no. I would sooner compare you to a filthy, disease-ridden mutt!
* DefrostingIceQueen: In her supports with Rutger.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Lachesis]], being a high class noble girl that can look really stuck up and highly idolizes her elder brother.
* FragileSpeedster: She has somewhat low HP and almost nonexistent defense... all compounded by insane growths in speed and luck. Clarine is rather famous in the fandom for having some of the best dodge rates in the entire series, if not ''the'' best. Once she gains a few levels, she's practically indestructible.
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:In her and Klein's A support, Clarine expresses fears that when she goes home, she'll just end up as "a doll who won't see the outer world". After speaking to her brother, she decides to become Mage General like her father and Cecilia to avoid this.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Rutger seems to consider her this, considering his A-support has him asking her to stick around because she makes him smile and laugh.
* {{Ojou}}: On the surface, she's the RoyalBrat type, but she can show elements of the ProperLady when shamed into it.
* ThePaladin: Subverted. She fits the class archetype, but she has no interest in fighting for any cause, good or otherwise. She's only looking for her brother, getting dragged into Roy's conflict with Bern in the process.
* PetTheDog: Her [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl friendship with Dorothy]].
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Stand back!"\\
"What insolence!"\\
"Stop this at once!"\\
"Prepared to be dazzled!"
* RecurringElement: The secondary healer of the [[Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Maria]] archetype.
* RescueRomance: Her supports with Rutger can be seen as this, seeing how they're first introduced when Rutger helps her escape from Bern, though like anyone whose name isn't Roy, they don't have a paired ending.
* SkewedPriorities: When Klein asks what kind of a person Roy is, she starts talking about his dress sense. Klein rephrases.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Dorothy's tomboy.
* {{Tsundere}}: To Lance and Rutger.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: To her brother Klein.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: She catches this from Rutger, Lance, and even Klein in her supports with them.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: A mounted one, though she can learn Anima magic when she classes up, turning her into more of a RedMage.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rutger ''(Rutoga)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Rutger in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rutger_5.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Lone Swordsman]]
->''"That time... I learned that it was the law of nature that the weak die out. That is the same anywhere, whether it be Sacae... or Bern!"''
-->-- '''Rutger''' in a support conversation with '''Dayan'''

->'''Class:''' Myrmidon

->'''Voiced by:''' Masaaki Mizunaka (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Brian Kimmett (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A mysterious swordsman who served as a mercenary for Erik, before switching sides to Roy.
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* BelligerentSexualTension: His supports with Clarine have shades of this.
* BerserkButton: Anything related with Bern sets him off.
* CriticalHit: A staple amongst Myrmidons, but Rutger in particular has earned himself the FanNickname "Critger", since his high skill, Hard Mode bonuses, and support with Clarine make this practically a spam move for him. He has the possibility of reaching '''102%''' critical rate, meaning that his every attack will always be critical hits.
* DeadpanSnarker: Once in a while, he displays a very dark, deadpan sense of humor.
* DiscOneNuke: His high skill and speed, coupled with acceptable strength, and a possible Hard Mode bonus, alongside his ability to perform critical hits, are really valuable during the early parts of the game, and Hero Crest is available pretty early. And unlike other games, where skill is useless, the ability to hit is invaluable in ''The Binding Blade'', where hit rates against bosses are atrocious, so Rutger is probably your ''only'' unit who can take on the early game bosses.
* FragileSpeedster: As with all Myrmidons and Swordmasters, though Rutger has pretty high defenses and hit points for his class, making him closer to LightningBruiser.
* HalfBreedDiscrimination: Inverted. [[spoiler:Though he lived in Sacae, he was spared in the Bulgar Massacre because the armies took him for a citizen of Bern.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's distant and aloof, but he did rescue Clarine, apologizes to her when he accidentally makes her cry in their B-support, and tries to encourage Fir to be herself rather than emulating him.
* MixedAncestry: Part Bernese and part Sacaean, though he looks a bit more Bernese. [[spoiler:This is a minor plot point, as mentioned above.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: His portrait shows him scowling, and throughout the ''entire game'' he laughs or smiles ''once'' -- in his A-support with Clarine.
* ThePowerOfHate: He is purely motivate by revenge and hatred toward Bern. He completely rejects Fir's offer for a spar as he fights with intent of killing and Fir wants to fight to improve herself.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Meet my blade."\\
"... So it begins."\\
"I will cut you down."\\
"This is a battlefield."
* RecurringElement: The [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Navarre]] archetype; particularly notable in that he's the first ever playable outright Myrmidon[[note]]While the class did technically exist in the Jugdral games as the Swordfighter class, it was a functional blend of Myrmidon and Mercenary, with both Hero and Swordmaster possible promoted classes[[/note]], the class effectively spawned by Navarre's unusual-for-a-Mercenary build.
* RescueRomance: With Clarine, arguably, but no paired ending.
* {{Revenge}}: He releases Clarine and joins Roy's army solely to get back at Bern [[spoiler:for killing his people]]. Deconstructed in that [[spoiler:revenge has become so central to his life he can't ''begin'' to imagine what he'd do when he finally does get it; that he knows walking down this path is going to end poorly for him; and that he thinks he [[NoPlaceForMeThere can never come back from it, so he has no choice but to see it out to the end.]] Dayan and Karel is very concerned with his path for vengeance, especially Karel as he was as violent as him in his younger days and hoped that Rutger turn away from his path.]]
* TheSocialDarwinist: [[spoiler:The slaughter of his people]] taught him that only the strong survive, contributing to his desire to ''be'' the strongest.
* TheStoic: The man's nigh unfazeable. "Nigh" because Bern and Clarine exist.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:From Bulgar.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Saul]]
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->''"That I am able to meet such a beautiful woman... This day must surely be blessed."''
-->-- '''Saul''' being his usual self

->'''Class:''' Priest

A Priest of the Church of St. Elimine and a shameless flirt.
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* AgentPeacock: We first meet him wooing girls and getting scolded. Then he surprises Guinivere by revealing that he has been entrusted with crucial info by the Elimine higher-ups, related to [[spoiler:how she stole the Fire Emblem from Zephiel before running away.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's actually a pretty good, competent priest who knows what is good and what is so unforgivable that only death will suffice (the latter's example is Oro), but in the same time, he's also a shameless flirt who hits on women under the guise of "preaching". His superior (Yoder) saw through that and entrusts him with dangerous, serious missions. Saul completes all his missions properly, while still hitting on women (without success).
* CasanovaWannabe: He flirts shamelessly with a villagewoman, Cecilia, Elen, and Igrene. Zero of them reciprocate.
* ChivalrousPervert: He did save one girl from being harassed... by clinging to her harasser and posing as ''his'' jilted lover. The man fled, but so did the girl.
* HiddenDepths: He makes a fairly sincere statement of faith in his A support with Igrene and listens to her reasons for having none.
* JackOfAllStats: Trades Elen's ridiculous resistance stats for actual defense and speed.
* LetsGetDangerous: If he faces Oro:
--> '''Saul''': "Well, we certainly have an evil bishop here, now, don't we? (...) You disgrace God! You shall pay for that!"
* MistakenForGay: The aforementioned ChivalrousPervert incident.
* NumberTwo: To Yoder, who finds quite a bit of fault in his technique.
* NunTooHoly: ... This guy is supposed to be a priest, huh?
* RunningGag: Each flirtation begins with him praising God for this meeting with a beautiful lady.
* SexyPriest: Thinks of himself as such. The women he flirts with don't seem to agree. That being said, he is pretty attractive for a priest.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has deep blue hair, though his portrait renders it purple strangely.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dorothy]]
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->''"I tend to get scared in an actual battle, and I get nervous and can't move like I normally do..."''
-->-- '''Dorothy''' in a support conversation with '''Perceval'''

->'''Class:''' Archer

Saul's bodyguard and a servant of the Church.
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* ActionGirl: To Saul's NonActionGuy (until he promotes).
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Saul. His flirtatious behavior drives her up the wall.
* CowardlyLion: She actually dislikes battle and gets very nervous during it, but it doesn't stop her from guarding Saul or otherwise doing her job.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: She's not very confident in herself and wonders why she can't use healing staves. Yoder, Clarine, and General Perceval help her see herself better.
* IAmNotPretty: When Clarine tries teaching her to be ladylike, Dorothy eventually says that she appreciates the effort, but Clarine has nothing to work with.
* LightningBruiser: Not immediately, but her growths will give her high strength, speed, and durability. She has lower accuracy to compensate.
* ReligiousBruiser: A strong devotee of Saint Elimine.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Clarine tries to invoke this and eventually decides that the problem is Dorothy's lack of confidence.
* {{Shorttank}}: In her interactions with Saul. They bicker a lot over his flirting and her opinion of flirtatious priests.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Clarine's girly girl.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sue]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote:Click here to see Sue in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:285:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sue_05.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300:Doe of the Plains]]
->''"...Everyone... They were all killed by Bern... I couldn’t even track down the traitor in our ranks, and...our clansmen were all killed, right in front of my eyes... I was helpless, Sin. I don’t want to experience that feeling again. I don’t want to lose you!"''
-->-- '''Sue''' in a support conversation with '''Sin'''

->'''Class:''' Nomad\\
'''Voiced by:''' Nozomi Sasaki (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Megan Harvey (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The daughter of Rath from ''The Blazing Blade'' and a member of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae. She managed to escape from the Kutolah massacre, but was captured by a traitor to Lycia as well as imprisoned; if you release her, she joins the group. She's also Dayan's granddaughter.
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* ActionGirl: Is more than willing to enter the fray with her bow and arrows.
* ActionGirlfriend: If she becomes Roy's pair, then she will have to shoot a lot and grow a lot stronger than Roy until he gets the Binding Blade.
* TheChiefsDaughter: She is the granddaughter of the leader of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae.
* DisappearedDad: She asks Sin if her grandfather is alright, but not her father. [[DoomedByCanon Uh oh...]]
* EmotionlessGirl: Appears to be stoic and uninterested in anything but the natural world. Her supports with Sin and Dayan reveal that she does feel deeply about the fate of her clan.
* FragileSpeedster: Her speed growth is insane and she'll pretty much double-hit everything forever, but her defensive stats are poor.
* HorseArcher: Something she discusses with Wolt (a foot archer) in their supports.
* ItsAllMyFault: She blames herself for the massacre of her clan, as she was supposed to protect them and was led into a trap by a traitor. Dayan helps her deal with it.
* NatureHero: Mother Nature and Father Sky figure big into her conversations.
* OutdoorsyGal: She likes hanging out among rocks and trees and rivers.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Carried by the wind!"
-->"Father Sky..."
-->"Mother Earth..."
-->"Breathe in the fresh air..."
* TheStoic: Inherited her father's stoic streak, it seems.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Like her father Rath and tribesman Sin, Sue tends to be very quiet. She's very sweet to the people she likes, however.
* TomboyPrincess: Especially if she marries Roy, since the Pherae nobles are said to be weirded out by her tomboy behavior.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zelot ''(Zelots, Zealot, Jerrot)'']]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zelots.png]]
->''"We are members of the proud Ilian Mercenary Knights. This is a battle that will determine the world's fate... And to us, that isn't all. The reputation of the Ilian Mercenary Knights will be determined by our actions and how we fight in this battle."''
-->-- '''Zelot''' in a support conversation with '''Trec'''

->'''Class:''' Paladin

The Captain of the Illian Mercenary Knights, who was hired by Hector. They join Roy afterwards.
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: [[spoiler:His long ending says he became the first King of Ilia.]]
* BoringButPractical: Having a second pre-promoted unit with a mount during the timespan of his join-time is a godsend, especially in Hard Mode.
* CrutchCharacter: Pretty much the same deal as Marcus, Zelot has marginally better base stats and growths in exchange for joining much later. He doesn't join late enough to be completely useless, but late enough such that many of your characters are already starting to catch up with Zelot.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: When Roy introduced himself as the leader of the Lycian army, Zelot expected him to be a lot older.
* {{Expy}}: The Illian Mercenaries, when compared with the plot structure of the game, carry a lot of similarities to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Hardin and the future Wolfguard]] in ''Shadow Dragon''. Thankfully, Zelot [[spoiler:doesn't go down the path of evil]] like Hardin does.
* HappilyMarried: To Juno.
* IGaveMyWord: Ilian mercenary policy. Even though the Lycian Alliance is now led by a boy and Lycia has been curbstomped, Zelot joins anyway because that's who hired him.
* NiceGuy: His sense of honor saves Roy's bacon shortly after the Lycian army arrives in Ostia.
* NonIndicativeName: Despite his name, he never acts like a [[KnightTemplar zealot]].
* ParentsAsPeople: He's barely had time to meet his and Juno's baby thanks to the war. He isn't happy about it.
* StoneWall: He and his subordinates all have a 30% defense growth, with his high base defense alongside a high HP growth, this makes him quite the reliable tank even if his other stats tend to falter.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He has a very rugged and wrinkled face, however he's actually in his thirties.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Trec ''(Treck)'']]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/trec.png]]
->''"Thinking things over? Don't bother. We're not made to be thinking deeply like that."''
-->-- '''Trec''' in a support conversation with '''Noah'''

->'''Class:''' Cavalier

Noah's weird friend and a mercenary knight of Ilia.
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The chillest cavalier you'll ever meet; also, forgetful and weird practically to EruditeStoner levels (except that he doesn't appear to be on anything). His conversations with Gonzalez have to be seen to be believed, as it consists almost entirely of Gonzalez and Trec trying to remember each others' names.
-->'''Melady''': Do you always forget people's names?
-->'''Trec''': It's a hobby.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Trec's hobby is sleeping, however due to the fact that ''Binding Blade'''s portraits don't blink it may seem like an example of segregation when he's snoring with his wide open, but Zelot's supports show he's capable of sleeping with his eyes open.
* HeavySleeper: Repeatedly dozes off in his conversations with Zelot and Noah.
* HeroesGoneFishing: He fishes in his downtime.
* StoneWall: He has the best defense and luck growths among the cavaliers.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Noah.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Noah]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/noah_9.png]]
->''"Yes. I suppose even I have someone I want to send a letter to when I die. If I die, I want you to read my letter."''
-->-- '''Noah''' in a support conversation with '''Zelot'''

->'''Class:''' Cavalier

Trec's calm friend and a mercenary knight of Ilia.
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* DefrostingIceKing: He's very antisocial and has an aversion towards close relationships.
* DorkKnight: In combat, he looks like a calm and reserved mercenary knight. When it comes to Fir, he's shy and kind of awkward.
* HeroesGoneFishing: Expresses interest in joining Trec on his fishing excursions.
* LoveAtFirstSight: With Fir.
* NiceGuy: When Fir shows up at the arena looking for a fight, Noah sticks to ''non-''lethal combat, gives her the teaching she's after, and parts with some friendly advice.
* JackOfAllStats: Among the four cavaliers, he has the most average stat growths, though sadly hampered by a low strength. He still has a great niche in his durability and support bonuses with Fir.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Trec.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Astolfo ''(Astore, Astol, Astohl)'']]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/astore.png]]
->''"I'm a spy. I go on secret missions to gather information, steal things, check on people...that kind of thing."''
-->-- '''Astolfo''' in Chapter 8

->'''Class:''' Thief

A spy for Ostia who hides his identity under the guise of a common Thief.
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* BadassBeard: It's a narrow chinstrap.
* DrowningMySorrows: Hector's death really took a heavier toll on him than you'd expect...
* FragileSpeedster: He follows the standard thief archetype, but his defenses are slightly better than average.
* IOweYouMyLife: To Hector, who found him looting Castle Ostia and hired him instead of punishing him.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: [[spoiler:He left Arcadia after fending off bandits, leaving behind Igrene. As an Ostian spy, he denies any claims that he was Gurlois because he knew that she would be in danger should his enemies know.]]
* TheSneakyGuy: Both by game mechanics as a thief, and In-Universe as an Ostian spy.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While his official name is Astolfo, alternate spellings like Astol and Astore have been seen.
* StarCrossedLovers: With [[spoiler:Igrene]].
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:He tells Igrene that Gurlois was devoured by the Nabata Deserts and wanted Igrene to move on and forget all about it.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lilina of Ostia]]
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[[caption-width-right:270:[[labelnote:Click here to see Lilina in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:255:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lilina_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:270:Delightful Noble]]
->''"Right now, I don't know anything about running a country, but I'll learn. I shall make Ostia a country in which our children can always be happy."''
-->-- '''Lilina''' in a support conversation with '''Ogier'''

->'''Class:''' Mage (''The Binding Blade''), Sage (''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [=SpotPass=]\\
'''Voiced by''': Ari Ozawa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), [[Creator/JulieMaddalena Julie Kliewer]] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')
The daughter of Marquess Hector of Ostia. She's childhood friends with Roy.
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* ActionGirl: A magic user who willingly joins the fight immediately after being freed.
* ActionGirlfriend: If paired with Roy, she will probably have to do most of the damage dealing and stat-growing while Roy eventually hits Level 20 and is then unable to promote until the last batch of the game.
* AdvertisedExtra: After Roy, she's the most pronounced character on the game's cover, and is the daughter of Hector, however she ends up as mostly an extra after her initial chapter, due to the game designed to emulate ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light]]'', and the main heroine she's based on (Caeda) there was also 'just another face in your army, but you get an extra incentive if you keep her alive to the end' (in Lilina's case, also have her gain A Support with Roy).
* AllLovingHeroine: Have you seen how many people this girl can support with?
* AscendedExtra: Sort of. In ''The Binding Blade'' she was only relevant for the first eight chapters before becoming just another face in the army (until the ending if she and Roy have A support), but in light of ''The Blazing Blade'' making her and Roy’s fathers Lords Lilina has been treated as something of a {{Deuteragonist}} to Roy in advertisement. Most notably, her being in ''Heroes''’ “Love Abounds” banner as well as the [[https://twitter.com/wadadot_lv/status/1075049343147802625 special box illustration]] for the ''Binding Blade''/''Blazing Blade'' OST with the other Elibe lords. Several fans speculate that, should ''The Binding Blade'' be remade, Lilina will be properly ascended to Lord status, but only time will tell.
* BadassAdorable: A very cute girl, with a huge talent for anything related to Anima magic.
* BadassAndChildDuo: Hector's "Dressed-Up Duo" variation in ''Heroes'' has him team up with 5-year old Lilina to kick ass on the battlefield.
* BenevolentMageRuler: [[spoiler:Or rather, the Benevolent Mage High Marchioness/Duchess of Ostia. In the end, Lycia unifies into a single country, with Lilina as its queen due to Ostia being the dominant state. Plus, should she marry Roy, they become the RulingCouple of the new Lycian Realm.]]
* BerserkButton: Insulting Hector. Lilina was still trying to be nice to her kidnapper, but the moment Leygance insults Hector for 'stupidly falling to his death because of refusing to change with time', Lilina angrily tells him to shut up and pay for that insult.
* BlackMagicianGirl: She has the potential to be your best magic user in terms of raw power.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Roy if they reach A support. They also have one of the quickest support growths, so this is easy to achieve.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Her Magic stat is among the highest in the game on average. Everything else is subpar.
* DaddysGirl: [[spoiler:Too bad she's the daughter of a SacrificialLion.]]
* FirstGirlWins: Comes to believe this shall be the case in her supports with Marcus, and if the player decides to pair her with Roy, she turns out to be right.
* GlassCannon: Highest Strength/Magic growth in the game (75%), and slightly better Resistance than Lugh, but her other stats are either poor (HP, Defense, Skill) to mediocre (Speed).
* HotterAndSexier: Comparing her original game artwork to her ''Heroes'' look, which not only bares her shoulders and sides and fits her dress more snugly, gives her an attack pose with a cleavage shot. Additionally, her swimsuit attire in the 2019 Summer reveal that for her age, she's quite stacked. (But she still sounds 15, or younger, though in her swimsuit attire, she has kind of lowered her voice while still sounding young.)
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To Roy, they're all but stated to be the OfficialCouple; they have ShipTease moments even outside of support conversations (mostly Lilina making it blatantly obvious that she has feelings for him, with Roy [[ObliviousToLove just not catching on]]), their support chain is one of the fastest in any game and getting them to A-rank alters the ending, and one of the CG images in the music player depicts their first meeting as children. This even got two nods in ''The Blazing Blade''; one in Hector's B-support with Eliwood, which has him dreaming of his not-yet-born daughter playing with an unborn Roy in the future, and him getting supremely annoyed at the possibility that he may lose his daughter to Eliwood's son, and the other in the epilogue, which shows the above-mentioned first encounter in cutscene form. Furthermore, [[https://serenesforest.net/wiki/images/c/c0/P05-006.jpg an attention-grabbing card]] was made for the official ''TabletopGame/FireEmblemCipher'' card game. And '''''then''''' there was the "Love Abounds" Valentine's event in ''Heroes''... which basically stops exactly short of making them an OfficialCouple.
* TheIngenue: Despite all that happens to her, she remains as sweet and innocent as when she starts out.
* {{Irony}}: If she reached A-Support with Marcus, Lilina would feel more prepped up to confess to Roy... except that since a character is only allowed to have at most 5 Supports and thus only ONE A-Support, she will ''never'' end up as Roy's bride that way unless Marcus dies.
* KissingCousins: Made possible by the prequel: depending on the marriages in ''The Blazing Blade'', it is possible that Hector married Florina or Farina and Eliwood married Fiora, making Lilina and Roy first cousins through their mothers.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: One of the strongest mages in the game, and very demure, feminine, and graceful.
* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: Well, daughter. Hector's possible spouses are physical-fighting ladies (Lyn, Farina or Florina), but Lilina would have turned out to have great potential in magic. Putting aside the possibilities of Hector marrying a nameless NPC, she still differs from her father: she's less gung-ho, more petite and shows her tender and innocent side more often.
* MagikarpPower: Though she gets a free Thunder tome from Roy, Lugh is bound to be better than her by the time she joins up. She can surpass him thanks to her higher magic and luck coupled with her stupefyingly high support bonuses with Roy, but Lugh is easier to use overall.
* NiceGirl: A caring and supportive young girl at heart who rarely judges others by who they are. In fact, her kindness is how you can recruit Gonzalez into your team.
* PlayingWithFire: Though she can equip any Anima spell books and started out with a Thunder tome, most artworks will usually associate Lilina with fire magic, based on how the ultimate Anima spellbook is Forblaze, a fire magic. Eventually, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' turned Forblaze into her exclusive tome.
* PluckyGirl: Boy, does she go through a lot. But it never keeps her down for more than a second. To show this, her conversation sprite had her mouth shut to show her more reserved nature. In smaller map pictures or status screen, she's opening her mouth looking a little more cheery and plucky.
* ThePollyanna: She maintains her optimism in the face of betrayal, attempted assassination, and even her father's death. She becomes well-aware that this isn't a good trait in some of her supports.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"The magic is within!"\\
"I mustn't fail!"\\
"I call upon fire!"\\
"Oh you... Enough!"
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Although her outfit more closely resembles a nightgown than a skirt.
* RecurringElement:
** As the blue haired sweet childhood friend of the Lord character with a good knack of recruiting others by selflessness, Lilina is pretty much the answer to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Caeda]], though she is a mage and her marriage with Roy isn't set in stone.
** Like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Linde]], she is the plucky female mage who joins the protagonists because her father is murdered by the main villains, and is noted for her high Magic growth.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: When she cameos as a child in ''The Blazing Blade'', Lilina is a shy girl who hides behind Hector's huge body and has to be encouraged by Hector to go play with Roy. This is without regard of whoever is her mother. By the time of ''The Binding Blade'', Lilina is a lot more confident, averting the trope.
* TookALevelInBadass: Lilina is found locked in a room of her own castle, and Roy's crew have to bail her out to recruit her. After joining the party (as soon as she's freed!), and even moreso after being promoted, she then proceeds to kick plenty of ass. She's arguably one of the best magic users in the game, if not ''the'' best.
* TryingNotToCry: The dialogue if she survived the chapter she debuted imply that she tried to stay strong in the face of Hector's death, but she's trembling very hard that Roy told her that it's OK to cry for once. And she did.
* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Heroes'', Forblaze is tied directly to her.
* WideEyedIdealist: Wholeheartedly believes that things will turn out right in the end, and always tries to see the good in everyone. It bit her in the ass back once, because it was her attempt to see the good in Leygance that it gave him an opening to rebel and capture her. Eventually Lilina tries to develop from that, but her eyes are still wide enough to still see the good in some like Gonzales or Garrett.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gwendolyn ''(Wendy)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Gwendolyn in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gwendolyn_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Adorable Knight]]
->''"The weight of a knight's armor is a symbol of his loyalty."''
-->-- '''Gwendolyn''' in a support conversation with '''Lilina'''

->'''Class:''' Knight
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ToaYukinari (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/CheramiLeigh (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A member of the Armor Knights of Ostia, and Bors' younger sister.
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* AdaptationalBadass: A respectable unit in ''Heroes'', but she ''really'' isn't in this game.
* BadassAdorable: Cutest Knight/General ever.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Her armor's color varies between reddish pink (portrait) and vermilion (battle sprite and various official art).
* FauxActionGirl: One of Ostia's famed armor knights, and one of the few female armor knights in the series... who starts with worse bases than Bors across the board.
* MagikarpPower: Subverted. Gwendolyn starts with atrocious base stats, and training her up is nigh impossible. Should you spend time and effort, however, she can become your [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative best Armor Knight]] -- which still comes with [[MightyGlacier hea]][[{{Pun}} vy]] [[CantCatchUp drawbacks]].
* OffModel: Not the most glaring example out there, but it's been repeatedly pointed out how Gwendolyn's artwork in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' (seen here) shows her waist and hips as being ''freakishly'' skinny, to the point where it's become a joke to say she's starving because Bors keeps eating all her food.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: Joins at level 1, despite her status as a supposed elite, and her actual combat skills are pretty much nonexistent.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I refuse to lose!"
-->"And now, my turn!"
-->"With all my might!"
-->"A knight must never fall!"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Barthe ''(Bath, Barth)'']]
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->''"Show the enemy the wrath of the Ostian knights!"''
-->-- '''Barthe''' in a support conversation with '''Gwendolyn'''

->'''Class:''' Knight

A high-ranking Armor Knight of Ostia. Quite no-nonsense.
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* GeniusBruiser: He puts more emphasis on the bruiser part, but he is a skilled strategist in addition to his martial skill.
* MightMakesRight: His philosophy, he constantly goes to the local arena to train himself despite the huge risk that comes with it all to better himself physically.
* MightyGlacier: Of the three unpromoted Armor Knights, Barthe has a classic set-up. He has the best HP growth (a guaranteed 100%) aside from the resident [[CuteMonsterGirl Manakete]] and tied with Lot for the best Defense growth, and has a very high Strength growth as well along with the highest constitution of all recruitable units (and the ability to use the Devil Axe unburdened), but his other stats are atrocious, especially his resistance base of 0 and a mere 2% growth.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He appears to be of high rank and is definitely the leader of the trio of armor knights that joins your group when he shows up. He seems to be very strict, but is otherwise very kind and supportive to his troops.
* RecurringElement: The defense-specialized knight that pops up from game to game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ogier ''(Oujay)'']]
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->''"My hometown? Well... It was just an ordinary village. We were poor... The reason I came all the way out to the city was to make money to feed my younger brothers..."''
-->-- '''Ogier''' in a support conversation with '''Lilina'''

->'''Class:''' Mercenary

A traveling mercenary hired by Ostia. Fights to aid his poor family.
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* CompositeCharacter: In a way he's a mix of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Caesar and Radd]]. He has Caesar's Mercenary class and similar backstory while also having Radd's youth and MagikarpPower.
* CovertPervert: Accused of such by Larum, but Ogier's reaction leaves things ambiguous.
* FriendlyRivalry: He and Gwendolyn train to become stronger than the other in their supports.
* HumbleHero: He downplays his achievements in battle.
* JackOfAllStats: Though with lower bases, availability, and constitution than Dieck, he mostly gets the shit end of the usability stick.
* MagikarpPower: He's underleveled once you obtain him, but he can shape into a competent Hero.
* MeaningfulName: His namesake is Ogier the Dane, a minor character from the Song of Roland. Given that Roland is one of the legendary heroes...
* NiceGuy: He doesn't seem to have a mean bone in his body.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While his official name is Ogier, others call him Oujay or OJ.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fir]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Fir in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fir_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Sword Student]]
->"...... Someone once told me... 'All paths of the sword lead to one place.' I still have yet to find out if that's true or not, but I can say that your sword is definitely on some kind of path. But I still have much to learn."
-->-- '''Fir''' in a support conversation with '''Rutger'''

->'''Class:''' Myrmidon\\
'''Voiced by:''' Yoko Hikasa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/NatalieLander (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The daughter of Bartre and Karla, and the niece of Karel. She is a young swordswoman travelling the world to hone her skills, in an effort to follow in her mother's footsteps.
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* ActionGirl: Her goal is to become a great sword-fighter [[TakeUpMySword like her mother and uncle]].
* BeYourself: Gets this advice from Rutger. Fir initially wants to spar with him and learn his skill with the blade. The issue, however, is that Fir fights to find her place in the way of the sword, while Rutger fights to kill and seek vengeance. By trying to fight him, she will gain nothing from a man driven by hatred and bloodshed.
** She receives similar advice from her uncle Karel, who tells her that idolizing and following others will get her nowhere; instead, she should look within herself and focus on carving her own path.
* ChasteHeroine: Partly an artifact of the crude support system (compared to ''The Blazing Blade'' and later titles), which does not allow for shared endings between characters outside of Roy's pairings; her ending strongly implies that she travels and hones her skills alone, spelling heartbreak for her potential suitors.
* {{Expy}}: Fir's mother's side of the family are throwbacks to the Isaachian swordmasters in Jugdral, and she is one to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 Mareeta]] as the fast young female myrmidon; in turn, Mareeta owes a fair bit to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Ayra and Larcei]], although she's less distant than Ayra could be and not ''quite'' as hot-blooded as Larcei (Although Fir has her moments).
* {{Flanderization}}: Fir’s personality in ''Heroes'' is very simplistic compared to that of her original portrayal. Training to become a swordmaster like her relatives was always a major part of her character, but ''Heroes'' seems to exaggerate this significantly. Save for a couple of lines, the majority of her dialogue consists of sparring, wanting to become like her mother and uncle, and very little else. Contrast this with her supports in ''The Binding Blade'', in which aspects such as struggling to find her own identity, her relationship with her father Bartre, and her distance from Sacaean culture prevent her from being so one-dimensional.
* FragileSpeedster: Crossed with MagikarpPower. Her level may be 1, but she starts with a superb speed base and decent all-around growths, though Rutger and Karel will have higher constitution.
* HiddenDepths: In a conversation between Bartre and Karel, the former suggests that Fir might be training herself across the continent [[spoiler:to cope with [[MissingMom her mother’s death.]]]]
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Parent, Like Child]]: To both Bartre and Karla. She inherited the former's drive and fighting spirit, and inherited the latter's appearance and skill with the blade.
* NiceGirl: An outwardly kind and polite young woman. When she hears of bandits attacking innocents in the Western Isles, she immediately springs into action to fight them off. She later joins the Lycian Army not just to find her path as a sword-fighter, but also to help end a war that’s hurting so many people.
* ObliviouslyBeautiful: Noah fell in love with her at first sight, and even [[TheStoic Sin]] eventually thaws enough to tell her [[WhatBeautifulEyes she has beautiful eyes]].
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Face my blade!"
-->"Don't you hold back."
-->"The path of the sword!"
-->"I will have my victory."
* RedBaron: In her ending, her efforts finally pay off, as she becomes the next Sword Saint [[PassingTheTorch after her uncle]].
* SkilledButNaive: She recklessly challenges the first fighter she sees at an arena, and was lucky that it was NiceGuy Noah, who's not willing to land a lethal blow on a rookie. Later, she's hired by a bandit leader who easily convinces her that ''he's'' the good guy and it's the Lycians who are exploiting the Western Isles. She [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in ''Heroes'':
-->"I defend myself well with my sword. But you know? I never see a lie coming."
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She initially acts prickly and evasive in her supports with Noah, but only because she is focused on her goal of improving her swordsmanship. She's actually [[NiceGirl very friendly]] with the others.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She looks like a younger Karla, wearing her hair differently. You wouldn't be able to tell that Bartre is her father by looking at her.
* TomboyishPonytail: A small blue ribbon ties her hair into a ponytail. Meanwhile, Fir’s [[ActionGirl interests and personality]] aren’t overtly feminine.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Not that Bartre is ugly, but comparing Fir to him and [[LadyOfWar Karla]] proves that Fir definitely does not take after him in the looks department.
* WeaponOfChoice: Sin notes that she's a rarity among Sacaen women, in that she chooses to fight with a sword rather than a bow. Despite ''The Blazing Blade'' introducing ''two'' more Sacaen women as sword-fighters, it's still played straight; one of them is Fir's own mother, who defies her tribe's StayInTheKitchen expectations and serves as an inspiration to her daughter.[[note]]Interestingly, ''Heroes'' actually ''addresses'' the seeming discrepancy; according to Karla in that game, a law of their clan is that "only one can wield the sword", which provides even further context to Karel's behavior in both games, as he's an '''exile'''; first because he broke the law and sought to fight to the death to hone his skills,and then a self-exile when he saw the error of his ways. It also means that Karla, and now Fir, are sufficiently awesome that they made the cut as The Sword-Wielder.[[/note]]
** In ''Heroes'', she gains the [[CoolSword Nameless Blade]], like with her uncle Karel (this appears to be the actual ancestral weapon which possessed Karel in ''Blazing Blade'' instead of the common Wo Dao). The Nameless Blade is a sword which lowers the base cooldown of specials, and when refined, increases damage output when a damaging special procs.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sin ''(Shin)'']]
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->''"I shall swear to Father Sky and Mother Earth."''
-->-- '''Sin''' in a support conversation with '''Sue'''

->'''Class:''' Nomad

A member of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae and Dayan's NumberTwo. He starts out working for bandits, but in reality, he's looking for Sue.
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* AntiHero: He's introduced this way. Met in the same mission as Fir, there's no evidence that he's as naïve as she, but rather is aware he's working for a pirate; he just needs the money to continue with his true mission of finding Sue.
* BodyguardCrush: Sin was dispatched by Dayan to find and protect his granddaughter, Sue. If they are taken to A support, it is implied that they fall in love.
* {{Bishonen}}: Just look at his sprite portrait!
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: He averts and discusses this trope with Fir, noting that most Sacaean women, when they do choose to fight, fight with a bow.
* JackOfAllStats: Higher strength and constitution than Sue, but less speed and luck, though they do possess the same maximized speed cap.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Works for the same bandit leader as Fir while seeking out his chieftain's granddaughter. He doesn't seem to care about who's good or who's bad until Sue turns up on the other side.
* RedBaron: His ending reveals that he became the Silver Wolf of the Kutolah clan [[PassingTheTorch after Dayan]].
* TheStoic: In his first appearance, Fir has quite a bit of difficulty trying to maintain the conversation. Most of his supports involve a good bit of staring silently at the other party.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's only dark in comparison to the other members of the party, but he still qualifies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gonzalez ''(Gonzales)'']]
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->''"But... I ugly... I can't stay with people. They not like me..."''
-->-- '''Gonzalez''' in a support conversation with '''Echidna'''

->'''Class:''' Brigand

A bandit from the Western Isles, whose low intelligence leads him to be exploited by others.
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His brutish looks cause people to reject him out of hand.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: If Lilina speaks to him, he'll switch sides because she's the first person to speak to him kindly.
* BeastAndBeauty: Mentioned in his supports with Lilina. "I ugly, you pretty... I not same as you."
* ButtMonkey: In his supports with Dayan and Bartre.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Like most bandits. He probably wouldn't know what to do with a pair of shoes anyway.
* FaceOfAThug: Poor Gonzalez; being good wasn't much of an option with a face like his.
* GentleGiant: The man is ''huge'', but he's so incredibly good-hearted that he only needs a stern talking-to to stop being a bandit.
* {{Gonk}}: One of the rare heroic Gonks in the series.
* TheGrotesque: His looks combined with his strength causes others to fear him.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: If supported with Lilina. It's also a good idea from a gameplay standpoint, as Lilina and Gonzalez boost each other's rather lacking accuracy if they're supporting.
* HulkSpeak: He speaks very broken English.
* PowerfulButInaccurate: Gonzales is significantly strong and fast combine with a 30% critical boost as a Berserker makes him a monster to behold. However, he has one of the worst skill growths in the game. Combine with axes's poor accuracy, he'll most certain miss most of his attacks without proper supports.
* RoarBeforeBeating: His crit animation has him bellow out a huge roar before turning his unfortunate foe into paste.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Geese]]
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->''"Yeah. My friends were killed by the lord of that castle. I gotta avenge them."''
-->-- '''Geese''' in his introduction

->'''Class:''' Pirate

A seafaring merchant turned to piracy to make ends meet. Also the younger brother of Geitz from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* BadassLongcoat: Though only in his artwork and portrait.
* CustomUniform: Averted with his battle and map sprites. Despite having long hair, wearing a longcoat and is more slenderly built, the sprites depict him like the generics; with a [[TopHeavyGuy top-heavy build]] while wearing either a bandanna and a tank top as a Pirate or being shirtless and having a horned helmet as a Berserker.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: He really doesn't know what to do with himself after he loses his fortune. After his run as a pirate meets a tragic end, he decides that avenging his crew is the only reason he has for living. Roy snaps him out of it.
* DualWielding: Picked the trait up as a Pirate, but becomes one-handed once he promotes into a Berserker.
* JackOfAllStats: A rare ''axe'' and Pirate version of it. His growth spread is pretty balanced compared to that of Gonzalez; he's less reliant on luck than Gonzalez, but also less able to pay out when luck shifts his way.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a pirate, but he was inept at it since he couldn't bring himself to hurt people and steal.
* JustLikeRobinHood: He became a pirate by necessity so that he and his crew wouldn't starve to death. To soothe his conscience, he only went after rich ships. It didn't end well.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Neither his pirate life or merchant life is fully shown, with a majority of his exploits being supplemental.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Klein Reglay ''(Klain)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:200:[[labelnote:Click here to see Klein in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:185:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/klein_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Silver Nobleman]]
->''"I was sent here to protect the villagers. To fulfill my mission, I will hereby join the Lycia Alliance Army."''
-->-- '''Klein''' when recruited by '''Clarine'''

->'''Class:''' Sniper\\
'''Voiced by:''' Yusuke Ohta (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Edward Bosco (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The Archery General of Etruria, Clarine's older brother and son of Pent and Louise. He's working with a group of mercenaries to deal with the bandits in the Western Isles and initially appears as an enemy.
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* TheAce: He's good at everything he tries, is extraordinarily handsome, and his skill with the bow is unmatched. It's hardly a wonder why Clarine idolizes him.
* {{Bishonen}}: He looks more like his mother than anything else.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Joins the Lycian Alliance when he realizes that he's been lied to about who the bandits are.
* DontCallMeSir: In his A support with Thea, he says he couldn't have known about her feelings when she kept on calling him "General" and insists on her using only "Klein" from then on.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Jeorge]] in terms of looks and gameplay, as the pre-promoted Sniper with strong affinity to bows. He also pursues the main character's crew due to a misunderstanding like Jeorge in ''Mystery'', but joins them later because the ones ordering him are actually the one in the wrong.
* InspectorJavert: He initially assists Arcard's forces because he was told Roy's army was a threat to Etruria, however when either Roy or Clarine tells him the full situation it becomes clear to him that Arcard is the bigger threat to Etruria.
* JustAKid: He accuses [[spoiler:Dieck]] of treating him like this.
* ObliviousToLove: He has no idea why Thea is following him and offers to find better job opportunities for her. She thinks he's trying to get rid of her until she blurts out that she's staying for ''him.'' (Though in fairness, it's pretty hard to figure out when TheStoic is in love with him.)
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I won't miss."
-->"Such foolishness."
-->"At this range..."
-->"Now, my turn."
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When Thea says that she'll follow him without question, his response is that he really wouldn't mind a few questions now and then. He himself questions his orders and changes position based on new information, and refuses to see anyone under his command as expendable, even hired fighters like the pegasus knights.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He very strongly resembles both of his parents. On one hand, his facial features and structure are very much like Pent's, but on the other, he shares a hair color ''and'' a fighting class with his mother Louise.
* WeaponOfChoice: Gains the Argent Bow in ''Heroes'', which functions like a Brave Bow but has less SPD penalty. An additional effect has it cutting down the DEF of the most defensive enemy unit on the field, making the fight more manageable for him (or for an ally).
* TheWisePrince: Though technically not a prince, he fits perfectly.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thea ''(Thite, Tate, Thito)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Thea in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thea.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Stormy Flier]]
->''"General Zelot, I'm sure you know already, but my mission has been accomplished. Still, I wish to remain in this army."''
-->-- '''Thea''' in a support conversation with '''Zelot'''

->'''Class:''' Pegasus Knight\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazusaMurai (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KayliMills (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Leader of a band of Illian Pegasus Knights working under Klein. She's the middle sister between Shanna and Juno, and is very serious and straight-laced.
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* ActionGirl: The best fit out of her sisters for this trope, as Juno is semi-retired and Shanna is still just a novice.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Tries this after upsetting Shanna in their B support, since Juno used to do it when they were little. Shanna is baffled, but says it was nice for her to try.
* AngerBornOfWorry: She gets sharp with Shanna and Alen over their LeeroyJenkins tendencies because she cares about them.
* BigSisterInstinct: She is very protective of both of her sisters. She urges Shanna to be more careful in battle, and even expresses concern over Juno’s well-being, especially considering her newfound motherhood.
* BladeOnAStick: Like all Pegasus Knights, the lance is her weapon of choice.
* CannotSpitItOut: She is very bad at expressing affection through words, to the chagrin of her younger sister and love interests. She finally blurts it out in her A-Support with Klein.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Her hair and eyes share the same bright-blue color.
* ForYourOwnGood: Thea threatens to not let Shanna ride her own Pegasus anymore if she isn’t more careful, much to the latter’s outrage.
* HumbleHero: When Juno asks Thea how she performed as a captain, she downplays her role and says she didn’t do anything special.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: If Klein informs her of his turn to Roy’s side, she accepts, saying that Ilia’s mercenaries follow their employers’ orders without question.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: Considering her status as a mercenary leader, you'd expect her to be pretty high-level, or even a prepromote. Instead, she's level 8, with stats roughly on par with trainee Shanna's at level 1. HardModePerks do help her out somewhat, though.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Charge into battle!"
-->"Ready your weapon."
-->"It's my battle to fight!"
-->"No matter the enemy!"
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even at a relatively young age, Thea seems to provide her squadron with strong and positive leadership. When one of her soldiers worries about a rumor that Etruria’s soldiers plan on using the Pegasus Knights as {{cannon fodder}}, Thea tells her not to fret; dwelling on hearsay is unproductive, and their employer Klein seems perfectly trustworthy. This instills confidence in the soldier, who returns the favor by saying her subordinates trust her as well.
* RecurringElement: ''The Binding Blade's'' answer to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Catria]]; the stern and dutiful middle sister in a trio of Pegasus Knights, complete with a blue color scheme and an unrequited crush, namely towards Alen. Alternatively, Klein reciprocates her feelings in their A-Support, but they don't share an ending together either, as Roy is the only character with special paired endings in the game.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Blue hair and eyes, pale skin, [[SugarAndIcePersonality and a serious yet caring personality]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** Much like her sister, there's been much debate over her name. Early material gave us Thite, Tate is something of a fan localization, and Thea is her name as of ''Heroes''. (For the record, "Thite" is an old Indian surname, while "Thea" is a romanized version of the name of the Greek Titan Theia, god of sight and clear skies.)
** Also, for the curious, the kana of her name in Japanese are ティト; the most direct romanization of this would be something akin to "Teeto" or "Tiito".
* SubordinateExcuse: After her contract with Klein expires and her squadron returns to Ilia, she decides to remain with Roy’s army. Seeing that she is currently free to do as she likes, Klein tries convincing her that there are other more lucrative jobs outside of the army, but she insists on staying by his side. Little does he know that she is trying to express her feelings towards him, [[CannotSpitItOut albeit indirectly]]. Averted if the player vouches for Thea [[ChasteHeroine flying solo]] or prefers her with Alen instead.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: This is the same serious girl who tries to force herself to kill Shanna out of a mercenary contract, and yet personally arranged (and even ''cooked'') for her older sister Juno's wedding. Her A-level support with Klein cranks this UpToEleven.
* UndyingLoyalty: As seen in her supports with Zelot and Juno, Thea is almost completely devoted to her older sister since she raised her and Shanna, and goes out of her way to make sure Juno will be happy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Larum ''(Lalum, Lalam)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:300:Sprightly Dancer]]
->''"Okay, now let me cheer you up with my latest dance!"''
-->-- '''Larum''' in a support conversation with '''Douglas'''

->'''Class:''' Dancer\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShioriIzawa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Elizabeth Simmons (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A member of the Rebel forces on the Western Isles under Echidna. [[spoiler:Also, the adopted daughter of Douglas, and the one who found a badly injured Elffin and rescued him from certain death.]]
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* CloudCuckooLander: Half the time she's lost somewhere between her fantasy of what's going on and what's actually going on.
* FieryRedhead: Her emotional register never goes lower than very, very excited.
* GenkiGirl: To the point of getting on the nerves of people she supports with. Even Roy gets tired of it.
* TheGlomp: Every support with Roy starts with her grabbing onto him. In their A support he offends her by trying to dodge it.
* HiddenDepths: Her death quote is a calm acceptance of her fate.
* LethalChef: Her cooking is so bad that Echidna refuses to even call it by that name.
* MissionControl: If she's not recruited as a deployable unit, she provides the Auguries for upcoming battles.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Depending on which village you visit first in chapter 9, either she will join you later or Elffin will.
* OdangoHair: Her red hair is done up in two buns.
* PluckyGirl: She remains energetic and dedicated to the rebellion even after having been locked up for it.
* RecurringElement: The reoccurring spunky dancer.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Big time with Roy if paired.
* SecurityCling: Glomps onto Roy in their B support because she sees an enemy. He asks her to let go so he can actually fight.
* SpoonyBard: Like all Dancers, she has tiny HP and a purely supporting role in battle.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Echidna ''(Ekhidna)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:260:[[labelnote:Click here to see Echidna in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:245:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fe_6.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:260:Unyielding Idealist]]
->''"I have a plan to build a new village on the Western Isles for those people who lost their homes in the war."''
-->-- '''Echidna''' in a support conversation with '''Wade'''

->'''Class:''' Hero\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShizukaIshigami (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Julia [=McIlvaine=] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The leader of the Anti-Etruria rebellion on the Western Isles.
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* ActionGirl: Absolutely. Echidna is one of the better prepromotes in the game, as well as being one of the very few female Heroes in the series, a class that's usually assigned to tough, hardy men.
* AnAxeToGrind: An unusual hero in that she's more skilled with an axe than a [[HeroesPreferSwords sword]], despite not having enough con to use axes effectively.
* BadassLongcoat: So badass she gets a semi-unique battle sprite so she's wearing it instead of the [[ShouldersOfDoom traditional Hero wear]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: It's not at all uncommon for Echidna to be mistaken for a boy.
* TheBigGuy: Among the Etrurian rebels who join the army, Echidna is the biggest and the toughest.
* BrutalHonesty: With Gonzalez in their A support. She says she's not going to pretend he isn't ugly, dumb, and scary-looking, but suggests that he stop ''caring'' that he's those things and find something he enjoys and that helps others (like helping her build a village for displaced refugees) because people will like him if he likes himself. On a more humorous note, she also tells Larum how much her cooking sucks.
* InsultToRocks: She refuses to use the work 'cooking' to describe the results of what Larum does in the kitchen.
* JackOfAllStats: Inclined towards speed, but she has enough HP to take a hit and enough power to deal them herself.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Like Larum and Elffin, you only get to recruit her in one version of chapter 11. In this case, the A version.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes.''
--> ''"You aren't ready!"''
--> ''"What a pity!"''
--> ''"Giving up? Not me!"''
--> ''"Don't try to run!"''
* RebelLeader: She eats this trope for breakfast; most of her support conversations with people ''not'' from the Western Isles are recruiting attempts.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Elffin ''(Elphin, Elfin, Elfinn)'']]
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->''"...... Have you mistaken me for someone? I am Elffin...a simple bard."''
-->-- '''Elffin''' in a support conversation with '''Cecilia'''

->'''Class:''' Bard

A member of the Rebellion under Echidna. [[spoiler:Is actually the thought-to-be-deceased Prince Myrddin of Etruria]].
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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Arguably. He's Roy's second-most confidant after Merlinus and has just as much stake in the war as Roy does, [[spoiler:as he is the prince of Etruria.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Moreso than Echidna, even.
* {{Expy}}: He's got [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Claud's]] looks and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Lewyn's]] plot significance.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:He's actually Prince Myrddin of Etruria, who was almost assassinated but managed to survive thanks to Larum rescuing him. He decided to let his enemies think he was dead to try fighting back.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has one on his shoulder. [[spoiler:Cecilia recognizes him because of that.]]
* GuileHero: In the resistance group, he is the brains, just like Echidna is the brawn and Larum is the heart.
* IllMan: He seems to have eyesight troubles. [[spoiler:It's an aftereffect of the poison that almost killed him.]]
* KingIncognito: He hasn't revealed his identity since he doesn't want his poisoners to know he survived. This causes some trouble after he admits his identity to Klein, who can only manage to downgrade his mode of address from Prince to ''Lord.''
* MagicMusic: As a bard, his music allows units to move twice in one turn.
* MeaningfulName: His appearance is indeed ''elfin''.
* MissionControl: If he's not recruited as a deployable unit, he provides the Auguries for upcoming battles.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: See Larum. Regardless of who gets recruited, Elffin still appears as an [=NPC=].
* SecretTestOfCharacter: He tells Roy that the Western Isles adventure was a ploy between Etruria and Bern to leave Lycia without its army. Roy is alarmed but elects to stay and finish what he started, proving his character to Elffin. (The information is true, but Elffin admits to saying it in the way most likely to cause dismay.)
* SpoonyBard: He's pretty standard for the series' bard/dancer class, but he does have a notably good defense growth in comparison to the average bard.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Fae thought he was a girl.
* TheStrategist: He all but becomes Roy's number two once he joins.
* TheWisePrince: Subverted. While he's [[spoiler:the missing prince of Etruria,]] he embodies these qualities as a simple bard.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bartre]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Bartre in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bartre_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Ferocious Warrior]]
->''"But you grew up to be a strong, confident young woman. However, that isn't thanks to me. So I just wanted to be able to help you in any way that I could..."''
-->-- '''Bartre''' in a support conversation with '''Fir'''

->'''Class:''' Warrior\\
'''Voiced by:''' Kentarou Toone (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KyleHebert (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A powerful warrior from the Western Isles, searching for his daughter, Fir. For tropes pertaining to him during Eliwood's time, see [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeMainStory here]].
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* ActionDad: Joined the war fully supporting Fir and her training.
* BadassMustache: A veteran fighter with the mustache and muscles to back it up.
* TheBartender: After the war ends, he returns home and opens a bar. His business is a success thanks to his cooking, personality, and many stories of battle.
* BoisterousBruiser: Not as much as in ''The Blazing Blade'', but he still enjoys a good scrap.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Once he takes Gonzalez under his wing he puts the lovable [[{{Gonk}} Gonk]] through as much hell as he can dish out. He does mean well however, and Gonzalez learns important lessons in combat and turns out all the better for it.
* {{Flanderization}}: His HotBlooded and BoisterousBruiser traits are extremely exaggerated in ''Heroes''. Almost all his lines have him loudly boasting about his strength and being a powerful warrior, to the point where he greatly resembles the DumbMuscle he grew out of twenty years ago.
* HotBlooded: Don't let his age fool you, he's still as heated as he's ever been.
-->'''Endgame quote:''' Aaaaaar! My blood boils!
* MightMakesRight: Big time, his warrior code drives him to become stronger and stronger, and he invites Fir, Zeiss, and Gonzalez to do the same.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Sensing a theme here? You get him instead of Echidna in the B version of chapter 11.
* OlderAndWiser: Somewhat more subdued than in ''The Blazing Blade'', but still very effective. The "wiser" seems to have stemmed from settling down with his wife and raising a daughter.
* OverprotectiveDad: While he approves of Fir becoming a Swordswoman like her mother, he still is very overbearing about her.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"You fool!"
-->"Muscle up!"
-->"Taking me on?!"
-->"I'll break your bones!"
* RunningGag: In his supports with Gonzalez, screaming "You fool!" and punching him across the screen.
* WeaponOfChoice: In an update for ''Heroes'', he gained access to the new Axe of Virility, an anti-armor weapon. A refine to it grants him another instance of Fury to go with his inbuilt Fury 3, which means a lot of stats for a lot of self-damage every time he gets into a battle.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Raigh ''(Lleu, Ray)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Raigh in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/raigh_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Dark Child]]
->''"I want to protect those I hold dear, and destroy all those who oppose me. That's the power I seek."''
-->-- '''Raigh''' in a support conversation with '''Niime'''

->'''Class:''' Shaman (''The Binding Blade''), Dark Mage (''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Natsumi Fujiwara (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/SamRiegel (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Lugh's twin brother, and a travelling shaman, learning more about Elder Magic. He is also the son of Nino from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* CrossDressingVoices: In the Japanese dub for ''Heroes'', he shares the same voice actress as [[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Clarisse]], Natsumi Fujiwara. Averted in the English dub, in which a male voice actor portrays him instead with a deeper tone (Sam Riegel).
* DarkIsNotEvil: He studies elder magic and is kind of a jerk, but he's far from evil.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's just as sharp-tongued as Niime.
* DontYouDarePityMe: In his supports with Sophia, she gives him a tome, but he returns it to her because he doesn't want her to think he's a beggar.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He immediately gets snappish and cold when Chad asks why he's being nice, and Lugh chides him for rude and aloof when he's actually a caring individual.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Niime, who shares his barbed wit and love of elder magic.
* LikeParentUnlikeChild: He's the polar opposite of his mother, Nino.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With his brother Lugh.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Merciless massacre!"\\
"Behold, real power!"\\
"Darkness, serve me!"\\
"Pfft! How boring!"
* RecurringElement: The antisocial, jerkish mage like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Arlen]]. His dynamic with Lugh is a more friendly parallel to Arlen's near-deadly rivalry with Merric.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Lugh's red.
* SiblingYinYang: With Lugh, who is generous and friendly.
* SmugSmiler: He is always depicted with an arrogant smirk.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** His Japanese name, Lleu, is often romanized as "Ray" due to how it is written in Japanese, which is due to the fact that "Lleu" actually pronounced "Lay." (The name is Welsh in origin.)
** The official English name went with the ''Gaelic'' version of the same name, since the pronunciation was a bit clearer.
* SquishyWizard: His decent magic and high skill and speed make him an offensive beast, but is a bit hampered by his constitution and defense (though he has high HP to make up for the latter).
* StarterMon: In ''Heroes'', he's one of the first units you get. He joins after finishing the tutorial.
* {{Tsundere}}: Insists he's joining the Lycian Army for his magical studies, not to avenge Father and the orphans o-or anything! And definitely ''not'' because he cares about his brother or Chad or anyone else!
* WeaponOfChoice: Gains a unique tome in ''Heroes'', named Hermit's Tome, which is an anti-cavalry tome. The player can opt to give it an extra effect, which strengthens him the more allies around him, [[{{Irony}} ironic, considering he is an]] IneffectualLoner.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cath ''(Kath, Cass)'']]
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->''"...You don't know me? I'm Cath, a master thief!"''
-->-- '''Cath''' in a support conversation with '''Chad'''

->'''Class:''' Thief

A thief with a disdain for nobility and who travels around the continent, looking for a big score.
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* ActionGirl: She plays the PhantomThief trope straight, despite being an otherwise normal girl from the countryside.
* AffectionatePickpocket: Many of her supports have her getting all buddy-buddy with the other character so she can rob them (although she always ends up feeling guilty and returning it).
* BerserkButton: Bandits. She reacts with disgust whenever she runs into Garret because of it.
%%* BraidsOfAction
* BrokenBird: Beneath her flippant attitude and ego, she's carrying a lot of cynicism.
* CruelToBeKind: Her father was the one to put the torch to the village. Cath despises him for it, but Bartre suggests that he did it to protect her and the other villagers, since she says in the story that their lord's soldiers were starting to draw their weapons.
* DontYouDarePityMe: She won't accept charity. If she's going to take money, she's going to steal it, not be given it.
* DoomedHometown: Her reason for hating the nobility--the local lord ordered her village be destroyed to stop it being conquered.
* FragileSpeedster: She plays this straighter than both of the other thieves, being faster than Chad and Astolfo and ''much'' more fragile.
* GuideDangIt: To recruit her, Roy must talk to her at least three times whenever she appears, once for each appearance. The player is given six chapters to do this.
* HardModePerks: Since she starts out as an enemy and appears in the middle of stages, she gets these. They actually increase if you pick her up in a later level.
* InterGenerationalFriendship: With Bartre, who reminds her of her father. It's actually really heartwarming.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Cath is abrasive and frequently tries to steal from her own allies, but she takes a genuine liking to her support partners and (apart from Hugh) always ends up giving back whatever she stole from them.
* JustLikeRobinHood: Steals only from castles, manors, and other noble habitations. She also claims that she gives all the proceeds to the poor.
* LateCharacterSyndrome: She can be recruited only as early as Chapter 12, and as late as Chapter ''22'', though regardless, Chad and Astolfo will by then already have superior stats and/or constitution. When given a bit of work, she blows either of them out of the water, but by the point in the game you get her, you probably have a decent stock of Door and Chest Keys, making ''any'' Thief a debatable option.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hjJnqk8xbk This tune]] will appear whenever she enters a map as an enemy.
* PhantomThief: She's a mysterious thief who frequently pops up in maps where treasure is stored [[JustLikeRobinHood to better the common folk]], and won't stop until she either dies or is recruited by Roy.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers one to Roy the second time they speak. She actually raises some very good points, leaving him stunned into silence.
* SmallNameBigEgo: She calls herself "Cath, Master Thief," but nobody else does.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Melady ''(Milady, Miledy)'']]
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->''"I... I don't regret leaving Bern with Princess Guinivere. However, I still am a native of Bern... It is painful to fight against my former allies."''
-->-- '''Melady''' in a support conversation with '''Yoder'''

->'''Class:''' Wyvern Rider

Princess Guinivere's personal guard, whose loyalty to her mistress surpasses her loyalty to Bern. Older sister of Zeiss, and former girlfriend of Galle.
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* ActionGirl: She's skilled enough to be one of Bern's famed Wyvern Riders, as well as Guinivere's personal bodyguard.
* BladeOnAStick: Her weapon of choice, although she can be promoted to use swords as well.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Elen.
* DefectorFromDecadence: She was a respected and high-ranking knight in Bern. In fact, Guinivere held off on fleeing as long as she did because she didn't want Melady's reputation to be harmed.
* DragonRider: Rides a wyvern named Trifinne. Despite its looks, it's actually very gentle.
* HardModePerks: She gets boosted stats from Hard Mode; however, unlike every other character who gets the bonus, you didn't fight her in any of the chapters in the game. She just flew to your army, and joined with her Hard Mode bonus right off the bat.
* HurtingHero: She's extremely guilty over her betrayal of her country, even though it was by all means the right thing to do. Her support with Yoder is essentially him giving her a therapy session.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Lugh, who is taken with her wyvern. It causes friction when he realizes she's from Bern.
* LadyAndKnight: With Guinivere, which is why she's more than a little peeved when Guinivere defects without her.
* LoveAcrossBattlelines: Unfortunately, she creates this situation for herself, as her old boyfriend Galle stays on the enemy side. She even has special dialogue when fighting him, and clearly isn't happy about it.
* LightningBruiser: As befits her class, but her Hard Mode bonuses push her even further: she can outtank Bors, keep pace with Shanna, and hit harder than Dieck, even while ten levels behind all of them.
* RecurringElement: The [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Minerva]] archetype. They even look similar, though her relationship with Galle puts her closer to being an {{Expy}} of [[Videogame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Altena]].
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With Galle.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Her loyalty to Guinivere outweighs her loyalty to Bern, and she chides her lady for not realizing that. (Although Guinivere is acting in what she believes to be Bern's best interests, too.)
* ZettaiRyouiki: Created from her armor no less.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Perceval ''(Percival)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Knightly Ideal]]
->''"Let us fight together for the future of Etruria!"''
-->-- '''Perceval''' in a support conversation with '''Douglas'''

->'''Class:''' Paladin\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakuyaEguchi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Chris Cason (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The Knight General of Etruria, he is forced to serve Bern when the corrupt nobles of Erturia kidnapped the king and formed an alliance with TheEmpire.
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* TheAce: Considered one by the other Etrurian generals. Given how useful he is [[LightningBruiser gameplay-wise]], this is fully [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
* TheDitherer: The running theme in his conversations. In contrast to Cecilia, who has dedicated herself to the populace of Etruria, and Douglas, who has sworn his loyalty to the royal family of Etruria, Perceval isn't entirely sure what exactly he is most loyal towards. With some help from Douglas he eventually manages to get over it.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He eventually stops following Bern's orders -- not because he's fighting his own countrymen or decided that he should work with Cecilia, but because he was insulted by Zephiel delegating things to Narcian rather than allowing Etruria to handle their own issues.
* HardModePerks: Notable since he only retains the Hard Mode bonus if you recruited him in Chapter 15 instead of chapter 13. (Especially odd, as recruiting him on 13 is a ''lot'' harder.)
* IHaveYourWife: He capitulates to Zephiel's orders to keep King Mordred safe.
* KnightInShiningArmor: It's part of his job description.
* MetaTwist: He looks a lot like he'll be filling the Camus role, but he's completely recruitable.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: An exceptionally rare case of this being completely averted--his stats are not abnormal at all for a fully-raised level 5 Paladin, and on Hard, he's actually well ahead of the curve. His growths are kind of bad, but his bases are high enough for him to not really mind.
* PerpetualFrowner: To the point that Klein makes some fun of it.
* RecurringElement: A [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], he looks to be the game's Camus archetype, what with him even looking like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Camus]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Eldigan]], however due to his status of TheDitherer he has no particular loyalty until he becomes aware of Elffin, who's on Roy's side, thus he sheds the typical expectations and joins the player's side.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Him and Larum.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: If you couldn't reach and recruit him in Chapter 13 after 5 turns, he leaves the map. He can be recruited again in Chapter 15 however.
* TheStoic: He has one mood and one facial expression to match.
* WeaponOfChoice: Gains the Prized Lance in ''Heroes'', which is a lance that lowers the base cooldown of specials, and strengthens him when he is faced with a full HP enemy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cecilia]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Cecilia in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:340:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cecilia_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Etrurian General]]
->''"A bright future for Etruria? You can talk about that after we win. Even if we do win this war, we have much to worry about. We must rebuild our land and regain other nations' trust. Etruria's future comes after all that."''
-->-- '''Cecilia''' in a support conversation with '''Douglas'''

->'''Class:''' Valkyrie\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ToaYukinari (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/CheramiLeigh (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The Mage General of Etruria. Helped teach Roy the basics of warfare in the tutorial.
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* AdaptationalBadass: She's OverratedAndUnderleveled in here, but in ''Heroes'', she's a far more powerful and useful unit thanks to her utility with Gronnraven, or if skill inheritance is taken into account, capable of becoming a ''very'' powerful Gronnblade user with the right buffs.
* BadassInDistress: When she's defeated by [[spoiler:Zephiel]] and captured by Narcian. Once freed, Cecilia fully joins the group alongside Sophia.
* BadassTeacher: She's quite the effective teacher for both Roy and Lilina.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Is an overall cordial person, but definitely has her moments. For an example, when she finds out that Elffin is [[spoiler:the thought-to-be-dead Prince Myrddin]], [[WhatTheHellHero she harshly scolds him]] for not telling her or [[spoiler:his own people]] about it, and says she is “looking forward to [his] explanation after the war.”
-->'''Elffin:''' "... Scary as always.”
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Roy's army from being ripped apart when Narcian returns after Chapter 8/8x by bringing in a whole lot of Etrurian troops and General Perceval.
* BoringButPractical: She's not as powerful as the mages, but she still can use some great tomes and useful staffs at base without needing to invest in a Guiding Ring.
* BrutalHonesty: Her reason for teaching Lilina magic and not Roy? Only the former has the natural talent… Something that can never be taught. As far as she’s concerned, if she were to train them in magic side-by-side, Roy would have an extremely difficult time trying to catch up to Lilina despite his efforts, and he wouldn’t be able to cultivate his true gifts elsewhere.
-->“Lilina, you will eventually lead Ostia's future. Remember this... If you assign someone to a task that he is naturally not good at, he will waste his ability. You must never think that everyone works in the same way.”
** In ''Heroes'', the "Gifts of Winter" Paralogue shows her giving the same treatment to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Ephraim]] when he asks if he could learn magic despite his ineptitude. She suggests honing his talents as a natural leader instead.
* CoolBigSis: To Roy and Lilina.
* DaddysGirl: Her grandpa and father are said to be quite protective of her, well into OverprotectiveDad territory judging by the story she tells to Saul.
* EnemiesEqualsGreatness: When she was starting out as an Etrurian general, she didn't exactly receive a warm welcome. [[WomenAreDelicate People were not very open to the idea of a woman being a high-ranking officer]], and even Douglas would label her as inadequate for the job. All of this, however, would only push Cecilia to study and train harder in combat and magic, resulting in her winning the respect of her peers and working as Lord Roy and Lilina's [[BadassTeacher personal instructor]].
* FourStarBadass: By her title, she's supposedly the most skilled and powerful mage in Etruria. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation It doesn't show in her stats.]]
* HiddenBuxom: It's not exactly evident in her usual art given how modest her usual attire is, but as shown in [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DukmBE0UUAAOwr_.jpg her art]] for the 2018 Winter Event where she wears a SexySantaDress, she's shown to be surprisingly stacked.
* HotForStudent: If you give her and Roy an A support.
* LadyOfWar: Not only is she [[LadyOfBlackMagic a skilled mage]], but she also taught Roy his swordsmanship ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation even though she can't equip swords]]).
* TheMentor: She taught Lilina how to use magic and continues to advise the girl after joining Roy's forces.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: Her stats are very low considering her role in her country's army. It also doesn't help that she's first usable in a ''desert chapter'', which severely limits her movement. Some chalk her overall weakness up to her [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration still not being fully recovered from]] [[CurbStompBattle her ridiculously one-sided fight with Zephiel]], though checking her stats in that battle reveals they're exactly the same.
* PassingTheTorch: [[https://kantopia.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/fire-emblem-6-cecilia-artbook-translation/ The official Fire Emblem 6 artbook]] reveals that [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Erk]]]], the previous Mage General of Etruria, chose her to inherit [[spoiler:his]] title.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here and now!"
-->"My chance is at hand!"
-->"Never underestimate me!"
-->"Keep your distance or perish!"
* PluckyGirl: People didn't want her as the Mage General, but she persevered and won them over.
* RedMage: She can use both Anima magic and Healing Staves with at least decent proficiency.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Defies the King (or rather, his self-serving advisors) to save Ostia from being reconquered by Bern. Later, she chooses to defend the people of Etruria rather than capitulate to the king's hostage-takers.
* SupportPartyMember: Her base stats and growths are just kind of bad for her level, but the combination of being mounted and a decent starting staff rank gives her a fair bit of utility.
* WhatTheHellHero: At the end of her support with Elffin, she chews him out for [[spoiler:concealing his identity as the supposedly deceased Prince Myrddin to her and the people of Etruria]].
* TheWorfEffect: After being established as Roy's teacher, Mage-General, and the leader of the Etrurian resistance, she's [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown trounced in one hit]] by Zephiel. You know, in case you forgot what happened to Hector.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sophia ''(Sofiya)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Nabata Prophet]]
->''"Yes... I am half Dragon...so I grow slowly..."''
-->-- '''Sophia''' in a support conversation with '''Fae'''

->'''Class:''' Shaman (''The Binding Blade''), Sorcerer (''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaoriOnishi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/WendeeLee (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

A priestess from the village of Arcadia, located in the Nabata Desert.
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* TheCameo: Appears in a village in the penultimate chapter of ''The Blazing Blade'', looking for the Archsage. She then gives you a Talisman and tells you to do your best to defeat Nergal.
* DamselInDistress: She, along with Cecilia, is being held captive by Bern forces when you see her for the first time.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She wields dark magic (Being a Shaman and all), but personality-wise, she’s as gentle as a lamb.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Literally in this case, since she wields elder magic. She can learn to heal if she classes up, though.
* DemotedToExtra: Sadly, after the chapters involving Nabata/Arcadia, Sophia quickly becomes unimportant to the main storyline.
* DramaticEllipsis: Every single sentence of hers... includes at least one...
* HalfHumanHybrids: She is half dragon, half human; her mother being the former and her father being the latter.
* HealingHands: Has a "healing touch," but in game proper, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation it's only used once and off-screen and promptly forgotten afterwards]].
* HotterAndSexier: Her ''Cipher'' artwork makes her much more fanservicy, [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/3/35/Sophia2_Cipher.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160627011325 making her look a bit older]], [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/e/ec/HMK84_Sophia.png/revision/latest?cb=20160924185831 or in some cases, more "cute"]].
* HumbleHero: When Niime compliments her for being a strong person in their A-level support, Sophia is rather shocked at the very idea of being called that.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Subverted. In one of her support conversations, Niime points out to Sophia that if she was just an ordinary human girl as opposed to being a half-human, half-dragon hybrid, she could have had a normal and happy life without worrying about being hunted down for her powers. In response, however, Sophia says the following:
-->'''Sophia:''' I… This is me… Even the Dragon blood that flows in me… it is what makes me who I am…
* InnocentProdigy: She has a certain degree of clairvoyance (Which winds up giving her status as the Prophet of Nabata) and comes from an impressive [[MixedAncestry half-human, half-dragon lineage]], but she knows very little about the world outside of her homeland in Nabata. On top of that, judging from her conversations with Niime, she barely knows anything about her own mixed bloodline, including if her ability to vaguely see into the future even has anything to do with it at all.
* IntriguedByHumanity: In her conversations with Igrene. Justified, given that [[SmallSecludedWorld she has never been to the outside world apart from Nabata until the events of the Bern War.]] [[spoiler:She questions their need for war, but [[HumansAreGood ultimately wishes to befriend them]] [[LoveYouAndEverybody and hopes one day that humans and dragons can peacefully coexist worldwide.]]]]
* LastGirlWins: She is the last character encountered who can marry Roy via supports. Given her half-draconic nature, such a relationship would be a MayflyDecemberRomance, [[spoiler:even if Roy is quarter-dragon (and in that case, well, look what happened to his mother's lifespan...).]]
* MagikarpPower: Subverted and downplayed. Experienced players will look at her base stats and joining time and assume she's one of those characters who starts out underleveled and ends up extremely powerful. Sophia, however, usually goes from being cripplingly weak to merely mediocre. Her overall growths while higher than the averages in the game aren't actually comparable to units in similar conditions.
* MeaningfulName: Sophia’s name is the Greek word for “wisdom,” which pairs well with her knowledgeable and thoughtful personality.
* MysteriousWaif: She is a [[Really700YearsOld really old]] [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Dragon]] from a [[HiddenElfVillage hidden village]], is quiet and shy, can see the future, and we never learn much about her past. Oh, and she's [[DamselInDistress being held captive by enemy forces]] when you see her for the first time. After you free her, you help her save said HiddenElfVillage from an enemy attack. And you have to keep her alive through all of this in order to get a [[McGuffin Legendary Weapon (Forblaze)]], which you need to get the game's GoldenEnding.
* MysticalWaif: Shy, caring, mysterious past, mystical powers, no knowledge of the outside world due to spending her whole life in [[HiddenElfVillage Arcadia]]...
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks like a teenager, but has actually lived for centuries due to her dragon heritage.
* OppositesAttract: With Raigh. Despite him being seemingly cold, brash, and arrogant and Sophia being shy, gentle, and introverted, they end up becoming close friends.
* OracularUrchin: Her prophetic visions are the reason she was chosen as a priestess.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Here I go..."
-->"The dark within..."
-->"I must fight..."
-->"I'll do my best..."
* RapunzelHair: Lampshaded by Raigh in their A support:
-->'''Raigh:''' Hey, you over there! You! With the long dragging hair!
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She's ''much'' older than she looks, due to being half-dragon.
* ShrinkingViolet: With [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair lilac hair]] and [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple purple]] [[PurpleIsPowerful robes]], too.
* SilkHidingSteel: Looks like a ProperLady in her [[TrueBlueFemininity blue dress]] and is also very shy, but there's a reason for her to be in the war. If she marries Roy, she's said to give pretty decent advice in regards to reconstructing Lycia. Also see IJustWantToBeNormal.
* SquishyWizard: Has almost nonexistent Defense and overall low starting stats...
* TheQuietOne: Even when she does speak up.
* WaifProphet: Although her prophetic abilities aren't well developed, which gets her into trouble early on.
* WeaponOfChoice: Gains the Eternal Tome in ''Heroes'', which grants her advantage against colorless foes (such as bows and daggers). Refining it gives her more defenses when she is attacked.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever:
** A huge topic in her conversation with Fae. When Fae is annoyed that she is growing at a much slower rate than Sophia (who is a half-human/half-dragon, while Fae is a full-blooded dragon), the latter tries to comfort her by saying that even when she dies, Fae will still be youthful and live on… [[ComplimentBackfire Which results in Fae bursting into tears over the thought of losing her best friend]]. Then Sophia says this:
--->'''Sophia:''' Fae… I’m sorry… Don’t cry… I feel the same way… But… that is what it means… to live for an eternity…
** This conversation (particularly the quote above) strongly implies that Sophia had human friends back in Arcadia that she wound up outliving due to her bloodline, causing her a lot of emotional pain and grief.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Igrene ''(Igraine)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Nabata Protector]]
->''"If we can live together with Dragons, there should be no reason why the outsiders can't..."''
-->-- '''Igrene''' in a support conversation with '''Sophia'''

->'''Class:''' Sniper\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumiHara (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Krizia Bajos (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The Guardian of Nabata, also the daughter of Hawkeye from ''The Blazing Blade''.
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* ActionGirl: She's every bit as badass as her father was.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: A trait she shares with her father, and presumably the other humans of Nabata.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: [[spoiler:She found an injured and passed out Astolfo and nursed him back to health. They fell in love, but couldn't stay together.]]
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: She specializes in bows rather than being a berserker like Hawkeye was.
* HeroicLineage: She is the daughter of Hawkeye, the previous guardian of Nabata.
* HollywoodAtheist: She used to be devoted to her god but got cynical on faith after the death of a loved one.
* HotterAndSexier: Just compare between her original art and ''Heroes'' art. While Igrene was always attractive and had an AbsoluteCleavage, she has a modest bust and never reached MsFanservice levels. In ''Heroes'', though, it's as if [[AdaptationalCurves her boobs got bigger]] and her AbsoluteCleavage had to [[FanservicePack get lower to accomodate]], so we get more views of her boobs this time.
* LadyOfWar: The very definition of this from design, to character, to choice of weapon.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: [[spoiler:She had a daughter who died sometime before the war.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: To Sophia and Fae. It helps that [[spoiler:[[HiddenDepths she actually used to have a daughter of her own…]]]]
* StarCrossedLovers: With [[spoiler:Astolfo]].
* TheUnseen: In this game’s prequel, she was originally meant to be a playable Archer unit, but that never came to fruition. Instead, she is mentioned a couple of times in Hawkeye’s dialogue.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Guardian's Bow in ''Heroes'', which lowers base special cooldown and further cripples an enemy's stats if she is faster than them.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
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[[folder:Garret ''(Garett)'']]
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->''"I can't be doing banditry forever. I've been looking for a job that would earn me a decent income."''
-->-- '''Garret''' in a support conversation with '''Larum'''

->'''Class:''' Berserker

A brigand who roams the Etruria-Nabata borders. Is a bit of a cynic.
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* BaldOfAwesome: Subverting BaldOfEvil, in fact.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Hunting down and killing his mother's murderers took eight years. Now he isn't very sure what to do with his life.
* FaceOfAThug: As Larum remarks.
* GlassCannon: Garret has good attack and the requisite Berserker crit bonus, but his speed and defenses are so low that he can easily be torn apart if left in the open.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He plays with this one before finally settling on "good scars" when he joins your group.
* JadeColoredGlasses: He's incredibly cynical and strongly resists making friends with anyone in the group. He's had a pretty hard life, so it's easy to see why.
* KnightInSourArmor: His conscience drives him to join Roy's group, but he's really surly about it.
* SecretCharacter: About the closest thing you get to one in this game outside of Karel. His bio and portrait doesn't even suggest he could join you, and his only hint that he's recruitable is the fact his underling says he's too nice for his own good. Even then unless you knew how to recruit Gonzalez, a character who's also got no hints at how to recruit him, you probably wouldn't guess Lilina was the one to recruit him considering how she hasn't had any relevance since chapter 8.
* SecretTest: [[spoiler:His A-Support with Lilina suggests that he may have pulled one on her in their C-support.]]
* YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler:His mother was killed by brigands when he was young, and he eventually tracked them all down and killed them. But, with nothing left in life, he eventually became one himself]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fae ''(Fa)'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Divine Dragon]]
->''"But the Demon Dragon is a Divine Dragon like Fae! And you’re going to fight the Demon Dragon, right? What about Fae? If Fae grows up and becomes like the Demon Dragon, then…"''
-->-- '''Fae''' in Chapter 24

->'''Class:''' Manakete\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AriOzawa (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Sarah Blandy (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

One of the last few Divine Dragons left in Elibe. Despite looking like a little girl, she's already ancient.
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* BadassAdorable: ''Just look at her portrait''. And even in her dragon form she's an unbelievably fluffy critter who ''attacks by sneezing''.
* TheCameo: She makes an appearance in ''The Blazing Blade'', [[spoiler:in the house in "Living Legend."]]
* CharacterSelectForcing: Of the 10 units you're allowed for the last two chapters, Fae is mandatory. One wonders why, considering that her Dragonstone is just as disposable as the rest of the Divine Weapons ''and'' can't be repaired, so potentially the game is forcing you to deploy a [[TheLoad useless unit]].
* DamselInDistress: Before being recruited, she gets captured by Bern forces when trying to follow Roy.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Tiki]], another late-game waif who can turn into a dragon.
* FeatheredDragons: She's a Divine Dragon, which in this game are depicted as large, feathery dragons, unlike their depiction as just white and holy dragons in past games.
* FluffyTheTerrible: An adorable little thing named Fae who just happens to be one of the most powerful dragons in the world. Even her dragon form is pretty cute.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Yet another entry in ''Fire Emblem'''s dragon obsession.
* KillerRabbit: Her usual form is of a cute little kindergartner. Her ''dragon'' form... is as fluffy and yellow and wouldn't look out-of-place in an Easter basket.
* MightyGlacier: Very high stats in everything but Speed and (initially) HP. The latter makes her start off as a GlassCannon until her HP growth gets going.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Apparently young Divine Dragons of Elibe look like a giant goose. Or something.
* PrecociousCrush: Seems to have one on Elffin in their A support, not realizing that due to her slow aging she's likely going to outlive him.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"RAWRR!"\\
"GRRRRRR!"\\
"BWAAAAA!"\\
"RRAWRR! RRAWRR!"
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:She's ''how many'' centuries old?]]
* RequiredPartyMember: She needs to survive in order to get both the Good and Best Endings. She's also required to participate in the last two chapters.
* SkilledButNaive: It's hard to believe that such a childish, innocent girl is one of the most powerful beings in existence. But she is.
* ThirdPersonPerson: In Japanese, she talks almost exclusively like this.
* TooAwesomeToUse: Run her Dragonstone out of uses and she can't fight. This makes her a frustrating unit to use, since you only get 30 attacks out of it for the duration of the game. You also can't use the Hammerne on it. There is one loophole, though: with her massive Resistance stat, she can sponge magic attacks all day without wasting uses of the stone. Fae is excellent for making long-range magic attackers ([[ThatOneAttack Bolting]], [[StandardStatusEffects status effect staves]]) run out their weapons.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: When Sophia tells her in support conversations that she will outlive all of her friends, Fae is very unhappy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hugh]]
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->''"I've seen so many kids who've lost the ability to smile in this war. Grown-ups have a lot of issues, but come on, kids have to be laughing! Although it seems like the idiots starting wars don't realize that."''
-->-- '''Hugh''' in a support conversation with '''Chad'''

->'''Class:''' Mage

A mercenary Mage who is hired by Roy when his first boss leaves. He is the son of Canas from ''The Blazing Blade'' and grandson of Niime.
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* BadLiar: {{Played for laughs}}. When Roy expresses shock at Hugh’s request of 10,000 Gold in exchange for his services, Hugh says the money is for medicine for his sick grandmother (Who turns out to be perfectly fine). After payment, he blows his cover by saying that his grandmother suffers from [[BlatantLies “headaches around her back.”]] When Roy starts catching on, Hugh makes a hasty retreat.
* BerserkButton: [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]]. He doesn’t take too kindly to Chad calling him “Mister.”
-->"M-Mister!? Wait a minute, you're calling this superbly handsome young man a Mister!?"
* ButtMonkey: The only ones who don't verbally abuse him in their supports are [[NiceGuy Lugh]] and [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Chad]].
* FriendToAllChildren: He connects with orphans Lugh and Chad very well, and laments how the war is hurting so many children and sucking the joy out of their lives. This could be stemming from how he didn’t have such an easy childhood himself.
** When Chad tells Hugh about his orphanage being destroyed by Bern's soldiers, the first thing he asks is if any of his fellow orphans were killed. Much to his relief, none of them were harmed.
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:His supports with Chad show that he greatly disapproves of the war, notably the effect it has on the children.]]
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Let's just say [[spoiler:Niime]] wouldn't win any awards for raising him and leave it at that...
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Desperately tries to convince both himself and his environment that he is a talented and handsome young man. It only works moderately, in both cases, no doubt thanks to his awful self-esteem.
* JackOfAllStats: A pre-trained Lugh at his highest base stats, though with a bit more HP.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
-->"He's just like his father... He tries to be bad, but he can't deny his kind heart..."
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Subverted -- unlike his father and grandmother, he uses Anima magic rather than dark. [[spoiler:Actually, that's because Canas's wife/Hugh's dead mother [[BlackMagicianGirl was a Mage/Sage]]. (And if ''The Blazing Blade'' is to be believed and [[MagikarpPower Nino's presence]] is a lead, she came from a very powerful clan of these). So it's more a case of Like ''Mother'' Like Son.]]
* OhCrap: Has this reaction before the final battle against Idunn. While most of the other characters utter a BadassBoast or some other dramatic line, Hugh simply exclaims:
-->“Whoa! We gotta fight that thing!?”
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He only joins the Lycian Army if Roy pays him a large sum of money, starting at a whopping 10,000 Gold. Every time Roy (i.e. The player) declines, the price lowers, as do his stats and overall effectiveness as a unit. If his last offer of 5,000 Gold is rejected, he will not join Roy's group. This is a clear parallel to how [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration the more he is paid, the more results he delivers]].
* RaisedByGrandparents: [[spoiler:His father is Canas... [[DoomedByCanon who was killed when trying to stop a snowstorm]]]], so he had to be raised by his grandmother [[spoiler:Niime.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite how pathetic he can come off as at times, he can show quite a level maturity if he feels that there's good reason to be.
* RecurringElement: He's the mercenary who, if paid enough gold, will turn to your side, just like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Beowolf]]. Unlike his predecessor, [[AllOrNothing who will only accept 10,000 Gold and not a cent less]], Hugh is willing to compromise ([[GameplayAndStoryIntegration but will join with lower starting bases as a result]]).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zeiss ''(Zeis)'']]
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->''"If the Lycia Alliance Army's leader would allow it, I want to go with you. I want to see the princess' beliefs that moved you so."''
-->-- '''Zeiss''' when recruited by '''Melady'''

->'''Class:''' Wyvern Rider

A Dragon Knight of Bern under Galle, he's also the younger brother of Melady. When the Lycian Alliance tries to retake the Etrurian capital from Bern and Etruria's revolutionaries, Narcian attempted to frame him as a Lycian spy to cover up his failures. Melady, who was already on Roy' side at the time, manages to convince him to defect for the sake of Princess Guinivere and Bern's future.
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* ChildhoodFriends: With Elen.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Implied at the end of his support with Elen.
* DefectorFromDecadence: He was Galle's protégé, and was shaping up to be a respected knight before Melady convinced him to join Guinivere.
* DragonRider: Rides a wyvern named Rubley.
* MagikarpPower: Not as severe as Sophia, but he starts out at a low-level unit pretty late in the game, though does compensate by having about the same bases as Melady minus a couple points in speed but with two more in strength and an extra point in constitution.
* MightyGlacier: If he manages to overcome it, with his growths that manage to make him parallel [[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Haar]].
* RecurringElement: The young unit who has massive potential, but joins very late, founded by [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Est]].
* TheScapegoat: Narcian decides to have him executed for leaking information to the enemy in order to shift the blame off of his own failures. Ironically, this proves a major factor in making him defect for real.
* StraightMan: He plays this role in his supports with [[BoisterousBruiser Bartre.]]
* WhiteSheep: [[AllThereInTheManual The art book]] describes him as such, saying that his value of harmonizing with others is a rarity among Bern's Wyvern Riders.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Douglas]]
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->''"We are knights... If the king orders an attack, we must oblige."''
-->-- '''Douglas''' in a support conversation with '''Igrene'''

->'''Class:''' General

The Great General of Etruria.
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* GeniusBruiser: He's considered a strategic genius in additon to being one of Etruria's best warriors.
* HonorBeforeReason: General Douglas has been aware for some time that evil councilors are taking advantage of the king's grief over his son to manipulate him so they can pillage Etruria freely. Nonetheless he obeys all of the orders his king gives him for the sake of maintaining his oath to serve, despite knowing that the misrule is destroying Etruria. And then... hoo boy. Chapter Sixteen. He deploys as an enemy, and unlike the previous Etrurian general, Perceval, he cannot recruited by any means. At this point your army contains both the other Etrurian generals, the noble son of the previous generals, ''Douglas' own adoptive daughter''(!) and even ''the disguised prince and heir to the kingdom!!!'' NONE of them can recruit him. Only once you've captured the castle and freed the Etrurian king from the councilors controlling him does he automatically join you, but only if you went though the entire chapter without killing him, even though he makes a beeline for your forces starting on turn one. What a jerk.
* IHaveYourWife: Same with Perceval, though he refuses to switch sides until Aquileia is seized.
* MightyGlacier: Like Barthe, Douglas is a classic general: good power and defense, but no speed.
* OldRetainer: The oldest of Etruria's three generals and the last to join Roy's army.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Larum, whom he adopted. He loves her dearly, but apparently not enough to relent from attacking Roy's group when you finally meet up with him.
* PassingTheTorch: A substantial part of his conversations centers around the fact that he feels his age catching up to him, and if he survives the events of the game, he retires.
* RecurringElement: The [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Lorenz]], an honorable general of the enemy kingdom who can be coerced into joining the player's side. He's more resilient in this regards, fulfilling a latter perk of the archetype: Extra difficulty to recruit.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Niime ''(Nimue)'']]
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->''"At first, I was determined to make my son's wife a Shaman. But your mother was a fine young lady with a distinct talent for Anima magic, so I couldn't help but give in. ...I was proud of them both... But they died so young."''
-->-- '''Niime''' in a support conversation with '''Hugh'''

->'''Class:''' Druid

An eldery scholar of dark magic from Ilia, known as the "Hermit on the Mountain". Is the mother of Canas and grandmother of Hugh.
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* BadassBookworm: She spends most of her life researching, which gained her the title "Hermit on the Mountain".
* CoolOldLady: Her rapier wit and power make her a fan favorite, even if her grandson would heartily disagree.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Well, "Morally-Grey Cannot Comprehend Good", but similar enough. Her relationship with Yoder ended because she couldn't understand why Yoder didn't take revenge against the people who killed his sister.
* GlassCannon: She boasts the hardest-hitting magic type, high base Magic, and enough Skill to aim fairly accurately with it, but her HP is dire even compared to an unpromoted unit. Using her in the endgame will pretty much require an Angelic Robe or two.
* HermitGuru: She abandoned civilization to perfect her dark magic. From what we see, she's definitely well on her way.
* IWasQuiteALooker: If her supports with Hugh are to be believed, she was quite attractive when she was young. She apparently also used to date men and then dumped them once they'd spent all their money on her.
* MadScientist: She took interest in Fae due to her being a dragon, and was intent on learning more about her through... less savory means, but thankfully her conscience stopped her from going too far, and she ended up befriending Fae instead.
* SchrodingersGun: Roy's army encounters her whether they end up going to Sacae or Illia.
* SquishyWizard: Her offense stats are actually fairly impressive, but she comes in with incredibly low HP and defense, and nowhere near enough levels left to fix them. That said, she's one of the best staff users you can find, between a natural A-rank and an unsurpassed Magic.
* SupportPartyMember: The main reason for her viability is that unless you grind to hell and back, characters with high Magic tend to be Sages or Druids with no time to raise their staff rank, and characters with high staff rank tend to be Bishops or Valkyries with poor base Magic, while Niime boasts both good staff rank and good Magic. This means Niime can do some pretty insane things when given access to powerful staves like Warp, especially if you get her Dark Magic to S (none too hard when she starts with an A) and hand her the Apocalypse tome. Even at her base, she can warp a character fifteen tiles.
* {{Tsundere}}: An OlderAndWiser variation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Juno ''(Yuno)'']]
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->''"I'm used to the cold. It's far better than flying through the blizzards on a pegasus."''
-->-- '''Juno''' in Chapter 20A

->'''Class:''' Falcoknight

A former Flightleader of Ilia, but she retired when she gave birth. Wife of Zelot and older sister of Shanna and Thea.
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* ActionMom: She's the mother of a newborn girl and a seasoned pegasus knight.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Since childhood, she's had a habit of petting Shanna and Thea's heads whenever she praises or comforts them.
* BigSisterInstinct: Zelot tells Thea that Juno was very worried about her and Shanna's welfare while they were gone. As it turns out, this is nothing new.
-->'''Thea:''' "Our sister was often too soft on Shanna and me. The day we left was a hectic one indeed. Juno was constantly fretting over us, worrying about our meals, our clothes..."
* CoolBigSis: She has cared for both her younger sisters since their parents’ death, and in turn, Shanna and Thea greatly admire her. So much so that if the player recruits Juno with either of them, both will be ecstatic about fighting by her side. It helps that the people of Ilia regard her as a great Flightleader.
* DeadpanSnarker: [[NiceGirl Not in a mean-spirited fashion]], but she tends to make playful jabs at the likes of her husband Zelot and younger sister Thea.
-->'''Thea:''' "I was thinking... Maybe you should leave the rest of the battle up to us and rest a bit. You know, you're a mother now, so..."
-->'''Juno:''' [[SarcasmMode "Oh? Should the old ladies be stepping back now?"]]
* FauxActionGirl: A level 9 prepromoted Falcoknight with no weapons and amazingly bad stats and growths. Her only claim is her extra point of Constitution, so the only thing she could possibly be used for (aside from prepping a Triangle Attack with Shanna and Thea) is her Rescue utility. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as her retirement and becoming a mother and housewife likely took a toll on her fighting ability.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: As mentioned, her poor stats and growths are associated with her having been retired for so long and being rather unwilling to return to combat.
* HappilyMarried: To Zelot.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When Bern’s forces overwhelmed her and the other pegasus knights defending the Edessa castle in Ilia, she surrendered in exchange for keeping the territory unharmed. The first time we see her is in a prison cell with the castle's civilians she managed to rescue.
* LadyOfWar: As a former Flightleader of Ilia, she's still this even if she's retired.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Dayan only appears on the Sacae Route, while Juno only appears on the Ilia Route.
* ParentsAsPeople: She was forced to leave her child and return to the battlefield, and isn't happy about it. That being said, she acknowledges that there is no way she can raise her child in peace until the war ends.
-->"I'm fighting because I'm her mother. I want to raise her in a peaceful time without war."
* PromotionToParent: Had to raise Thea and Shanna alone after their parents kicked it.
* RecurringElement: Quite possibly the oldest member of the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Palla]] archetype.
* RedBaron: Her ending reveals that, after her death, she would be remembered as “The Grand Flightleader.”
* RetiredBadass:
** She was a former Flightleader for the Ilian pegasus knights. Unfortunately, this status takes its toll on her [[OverratedAndUnderLeveled in-game performance]].
** After the war ends, she declines becoming the leader of Ilia’s pegasus knights to lead a happy and peaceful life with Zelot and her child.
* TheRival: She had a [[FriendlyRivalry friendly rivalry]] going on with Sigune in their youth. Even though the latter betrayed Ilia and helped Bern, Juno grieves when she learns of her death.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dayan]]
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->''"We Sacaeans pray to the Sky and the Earth. The light of day and the darkness of night that engulfs this land... They produce wind, lightning, fire, ice, and many other affinities... Every person on this planet is protected by one of the elements. According to my clan's beliefs, I am protected by the Anima affinity."''
-->-- '''Dayan''' in a support conversation with '''Yoder'''

->'''Class:''' Nomadic Trooper

Leader of the Kutolah Tribe of Sacae and known as the "Silver Wolf". Is the father of Rath and grandfather of Sue.
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* BowAndSwordInAccord: The only pre-promoted Nomad you can get, meaning he starts off being able to use swords right off the bat.
* {{Expy}}: This game's other answer to Book 1's version of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Hardin]] alongside Zelot while matching the mustached appearance and being a leader of a plains country. While Zelot has two cavaliers under him (matching Roshea and Vyland), Dayan is associated with two mounted archers (which parallels Wolf and Sedgar).
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Has many traits of this. Though it's really more like Magical Mongolian.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Juno only appears in the Ilia Route, while Dayan only appears in the Sacae Route.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Does he ''look'' like someone who could have a teenage granddaughter? Or somebody in his (presumably late) 50's?
* ParentalAbandonment: The cause of this for Rath, due to a prophecy.
* RedBaron: "The Silver Wolf".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yoder ''(Jodel, Yodel, Yodl)'']]
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->''"If the Demon Dragon has really been released, this would be the greatest danger mankind has faced since the Scouring!"''
-->-- '''Yoder''' in Chapter 21

->'''Class:''' Bishop

A Bishop of the Church of St. Elimine. He's lost a step or two according to Niime, but he's still more than capable of keeping up with Roy's group.
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* CoolOldGuy: He's looked up to by many of his support partners.
* CrutchCharacter: A level 20 Bishop with only "meh" stats to back up a maximized resistance stat that will end up useless in the endgame. He basically just exists to use Aureola if Saul or Elen don't have the requisite light magic stat to do so.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He became a priest after [[spoiler:his sister died]]. He doesn't talk about it around anyone else other than Niime.
* GoodShepherd: He's one of the kindest and friendliest characters in the game; he doesn't have an evil bone in him and helps anyone he talks to.
* TheMentor: He's a mentor figure for both Saul and Dorothy.
* OldFlame: It's very heavily implied that him and Niime had a thing for each other in their youth, but they split up due to differing philosophies.
* TheShrink: In several of his supports, he essentially acts as this to other units, giving them advice and helping them on their way.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Karel]]
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->''"Perhaps you think so now, but we both follow the way of the sword... All paths of the sword lead to one place."''
-->-- '''Karel''' in a support conversation with '''Rutger'''

->'''Class:''' Swordmaster\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunjiMajima (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/BrycePapenbrook (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Fir's uncle. A retired Sacaean swordsman known as the "Sword Saint". He was once was known as the "[[BloodKnight Sword Demon]]" until finding enlightenment.
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* AwesomeButImpractical: His famously inflated growths don't actually amount to all that much when he has only one level to grow. Even getting him that one level can be surprisingly tricky, as he gains XP really slowly.
* CrutchCharacter: Like a lot of the late-game pre-promotes, if you desperately need someone to wield [[InfinityPlusOneSword Durandal]], he can get the job done.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: See his ''The Blazing Blade'' tropes for that particular horror show... and on top of this, there's a fair bit of implication that more happened offscreen in between the two games (particularly concerning [[spoiler:his sister]]), which heavily contributed to his current attitude.
* EleventhHourRanger: Only if you obtain all the Divine Weapons (to proceed past chapter 22), and then visit his village with Fir or Bartre.
* {{Expy}}: He bears an incredibly similar story to Kenshin Himura from ''Anime/RurouniKenshin''. Karel at this point bears the retired samurai's older and more peace-inclined outlook and mentor role, while his DarkAndTroubledPast has been explored in the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade prequel]].
** His relationship to Fir and late join time combined with excellent endgame potential also makes him reminiscent of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 Galzus]].
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: He claims to be rusty with a sword, but once back in the swing of things... well, see his UpToEleven entry. Pretty fitting for given [[Anime/RurouniKenshin who is is based on.]]
* HumbleHero: He considers his fighting skills "rusty" and potentially inferior to the youngsters. While that latter part may technically be true if Rutger or Fir have had a lot of luck with their levels, he is still playing things down considerably.
* LateCharacterSyndrome: Despite being intended as PurposefullyOverpowered, he tends to get benched due to Fir and Rutger having a lot of room to catch up to him. Additionally, he lacks the high staff rank common to Gotoh characters, giving him little use outside of killing things.
* MartialPacifist: He's changed a lot since ''The Blazing Blade''...
* MasterSwordsman: He's treated with awe by all.
* OlderAndWiser: Much calmer than he was in ''The Blazing Blade'', his epithet having changed from "the Sword Demon" to "the Sword Saint," and quite more powerful too.
* RecurringElement: The EleventhHourRanger of the [[Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Gotoh]] archetype.
* RedBaron: The Sword Saint, or Saint of Swords. One of the few characters who is referred to by his epithet in-game and not just in the epilogue.
* RetiredBadass: He doesn't fight any more unless it is for his family.
* UpToEleven: This version of Karel is famed for having the most preposterously high stat growths in the entire series.[[note]]HP 210%, Strength 130%, Skill 140%, Speed 140%, Luck 120%, Defense 110%, Resistance 100%. Please pick your jaw up off the floor.[[/note]] There is, of course, a catch... [[spoiler:he only gets to level up once.]]
* WarriorPoet: He's gained this perspective after looking back on his days as The Sword Demon.
[[/folder]]

!Non-playable Characters

[[folder:The Lycian League]]
!!Marquess Eliwood of Pherae ''(Eliwood)''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eliwood_fe6.png]]
->'''Class:''' Paladin
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/YuriLowenthal (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Roy's father and the Marquess of Pherae. For tropes about his younger self, see [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeTheLords here]].
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* FlowerFromTheMountainTop: He once got one of these for his deceased wife, according to Marcus.
--> '''Marcus''': Lord Eliwood loved his wife deeply. And one night... before the two became engaged, Lord Eliwood suddenly disappeared from the castle. When he returned to his love three days later, he presented her with a beautiful white flower which only grows in the snowy highlands. It was the flower which she loved the most.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: His stats are actually quite phenomenal, even though he's supposed to be sick.
* IllMan: He would've led the troops himself if not for his poor health.
* IWasQuiteALooker: He is not ''ugly'', but it's clear that the work and stress affected his looks. His in-game portrait makes him look even more aged, despite being just in his late thirties. It also doesn't help that he's ill during the events of the game.
* OlderAndWiser: He has far more life experience than he did in ''The Blazing Blade''.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's one of the leaders of the Lycian League.
* RetiredBadass: Twenty years prior, he stopped the Black Fang from destroying Elibe. But due to his poor health by the time of this game, he entrusts the job of generalship to his son Roy, although he is still classed as a Paladin.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game five times, and he'll be available in the trial maps.]]
* SoleSurvivor: In a meta sense. He is the ''only'' father of a ''Fire Emblem'' main protagonist who manages to appear on screen and go the entire game without dying, and one of only three parents total.
* ShipSinking: His wife is never mentioned by name, and what little information is given is too vague to determine which of his possible wives in ''The Blazing Blade'' it is (if she happens to be either of them). On the other hand, the fact that he picked a flower from the "snowy highlands" for his wife suggests that she hailed from Ilia, and thus was probably either Fiora or Ninian. It's still possible for Lyn to have known the flower (from Florina), but it's a more distant link.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: The middle-aged Eliwood greatly resembles his own father Elbert without the mustache.

!!Marquess Hector of Ostia
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hector_fe6.png]]
->'''Class:''' General
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KosukeToriumi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/PatrickSeitz (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

Lilina's father and the Marquess of Ostia. For tropes about his younger self, see [[Characters/FireEmblemTheBlazingBladeTheLords here]].
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* BadassBeard: He's grown a rather impressive one in the time since ''The Blazing Blade''.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: His death actually makes a lot of sense, Hector may be bulky, but his resistance is merely average, so it's no wonder he lost to a powerful Sage like Brunnya or Narcian with his Runesword, not to mention being on the losing end of the Weapons Triangle against Narcian and even Zephiel (even though he didn't participate).
* GeniusBruiser: He's grown into this, now being clever enough to hold Bern at bay for a very long time despite commanding a vastly inferior force.
* LargeAndInCharge: He wasn't exactly scrawny as a young man, but now he's built like an eighteen-wheeler.
* OlderAndWiser: He's far calmer than his HotBlooded self in ''The Blazing Blade''.
* PapaWolf: So much so that his FamousLastWords are a plea to Roy to keep Lilina safe.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's THE leader of the Lycian League.
* RecurringElement: For this game only, Hector serves as the Cornelius Archetype, a close figure of the hero that gets killed off early with little characterization, but instills righteous fury for the hero (Roy) to finish the job. And since his direct child is Lilina, he also became a Miloah figure to Lilina, this game's Linde. Hector would get most of his characterization in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade the prequel.]]
* SacrificialLamb: He is introduced in Chapter 3 and is very quickly killed off to show how tough the BigBad Zephiel is and provoke Roy. The prequel retroactively turns him into a SacrificialLion.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game thrice, and he'll be in the trial maps.]]
* StoneWall: [[spoiler:In the trial maps, his Defense is maxed out, but his other stats are underwhelming by comparison.]]
* TheWorfEffect: For anyone who's played ''The Blazing Blade'', where he's a major badass, watching Zephiel wreck him establishes that the latter is bad news.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Retroactively established due to ''The Blazing Blade''. He might have been able to fight Zephiel when he was in his prime, but that was twenty years ago and age has clearly taken its toll; and he's no longer using the Armads, having returned it to the Western Isles.
* YouCantFightFate: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Long ago,]] Hector took up the Legendary axe Armads to stop Nergal and the Black Fang, but was warned that by taking up that axe, he's dooming himself to a violent death in the battlefield. His death by Zephiel's forces is an unavoidable fulfillment of that warning.

!!Marquess Erik of Laus ''(Eric)''
->'''Class:''' Cavalier
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* {{Expy}}: Of Jiol, being the DirtyCoward ruler of a nation originally allied with the main character's country who betrays their alliance in favor of TheEmpire.
* GenerationXerox: He's a turncoat and a coward just like his father was. And he meets an undignified end just like his father.
* HistoryRepeats: Twenty years ago, he betrayed Lycia and attacked Eliwood outside of Castle Laus in the fourth chapter of his story. Now, he's betrayed Lycia and is attacking Eliwood's son outside of Castle Laus in the fourth chapter of his story.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: His father betrayed the Lycian League and fought Eliwood, too.
* TheQuisling: Betrays the Lycian Alliance ''again''. [[spoiler:This time, he gets killed for his effort.]]
* SmugSnake: He's just as pompous and cocksure as he was in ''The Blazing Blade''. And he's even easier to beat now.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: The only returning antagonist from ''The Blazing Blade'' chronologically speaking... and he's still a mere Cavalier, no more no less.

!!Marquess Orun of Thria

The marquess of Thria and Hector's half-brother.
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* LuredIntoATrap: His cause of death was an ambush set up by Wagner, his own advisor.
* NiceGuy: Orun was a kind and pacifistic ruler who opposed Bern's invasion. He even gave Sue sanctuary when he found her separated from her tribe.
* PosthumousCharacter: He was already killed by Wagner when Roy arrives, so any of his actions come from exposition.

!!Wagner
->'''Class:''' Shaman

A shaman from Thria and Marquess Orun's advisor. Seeking to join Bern's conquest of Elibe, he plans on dominating Roy's army with an ambush. He is the boss of Chapter 6: The Trap.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: He acts benevolently towards Roy, offering him and his army hospitality in Thria. Behind that gentle facade is a sinister man [[LuredIntoATrap luring them into an ambush]], just like he did with Marquess Orun.
* DarkIsEvil: A shaman and a [[SmugSnake Smug Snake]] who wants to help Bern take over the continent. He has no qualms with [[TheQuisling murdering his own marquess]] to make this a reality.
* {{Expy}}: A visual throwback to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Sandima]].
* InTheHood: It obscures all of his face [[HiddenEyes before his mouth and chin]].
* LuredIntoATrap: His strategy for subduing Roy's army is acting cordially to them so he and his soldiers can decimate them when they let their guard down. Thankfully, Cath warns the group about his true intentions ahead of time, thwarting his plans as a result.
* TheQuisling: Unlike his liege, he expresses a deep interest in joining Bern's side. He goes so far as to assassinate said liege, who was against the invasion, and plotting to offer Guinevere and Sue as prisoners.
* TheStarscream: Kills off his liege-lord, who wanted to resist Bern.
* ThisCannotBe: When defeated, he laments that his plans were supposed to be perfect.

!!Devias ''(Debias)''
->'''Class:''' Knight
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* FatBastard: A cowardly traitor as well.
* MeaningfulName: He's a traitor to Ostia who had been plotting to start a rebellion.

!!Leygance ''(Legance)''
->'''Class:''' General
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* ArcVillain: Leygance is the most notable traitor to the Lycian Alliance, having [[spoiler:effectively usurped the Ostian army after Hector's death and sold it to Bern]]. Only with his defeat can Roy stabilize Lycia and actually mobilize outside of the region.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: He orders his men to kill Lilina in prison and make it seem like she died in the chaos of battle, to prevent her from possibly rallying Ostian resistance.
* TheQuisling: He sells out Ostia to Bern with depressing ease.
* WakeUpCallBoss: First promoted enemy in the game. On top of that, apparently nobody told Leygance that Generals are supposed to be slow, because he's packing some impressive speed. Furthermore, between his speed and his throne, his evasion is through the roof, and he still has all the defense one would come to expect from a hulking, armor-clad behemoth. Leygance does have the traditional weakness to armorslayer weapons, but well, good luck hitting him with one with the low hit rates in this game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Etruria]]
!!King Mordred of Etruria
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* DistressedDude: Is held hostage by Bern at some point, to ensure the collaboration of his Generals (Perceval, Cecilia, and Douglas).
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:The loss of his son Myrddin was this for him. It made him so completely distraught that Roartz easily took control of the country behind his back.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Until [[spoiler:Myrddin's death]], he was this. [[spoiler:Most likely got better when Elffin revealed himself as Myrddin and returned home after the war.]]

!!High Chancellor Roartz
->'''Class:''' General

The advisor and chancellor of Etruria who wishes to side with Bern. Depending on the player's route, he is either the boss of Chapter 20A: Ilia's Salvation or Chapter 20B: The Silver Wolf.
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Just like Arcard, pretty much none of his cohorts respect him because of his craven, incompetent, and traitorous ways. So much so that [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves Brunnya and Murdock don't hesitate to leave him hanging against the Lycian Army]].
* ArcVillain: Is the main villain of a large portion of the game during which the Lycian League is gathering allies and collecting legendary weapons. His death also marks the liberation of Ilia or Sacae, depending which route the player takes.
* DirtyCoward: His reaction to the collapse of his regime in Etruria is to run as fast and far as he can from the Lycian League, beg his masters in Bern for help, and throw every last soldier he has at his disposal at the alliance to stall for time.
* EvilChancellor: Is the nominal leader of a corrupt regime in Etruria that has supplanted the actual Etrurian monarchy.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Reptor]], in that he's a SmugSnake EvilChancellor who thinks he has more power than he really does. In contrast to him however, he isn't betrayed, but rather abandoned for his numerous failures.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He insults Douglas for “going back on his honor” for betraying him, yet this is coming from a [[DirtyCoward Dirty Coward]] who [[TheQuisling stabbed his country in the back]] to cover his own hide. There’s also this line:
-->“Cowards! Every last one of them! The great High Chancellor Roartz will not die in this miserable wasteland!”
* OutOfCharacterMoment: He does show [[CowardlyLion a very brief respite from his usual cowardice]] when he faces Douglas in-battle.
-->"Silence! Enough of your nonsensical rambling. Die here!"
* TheQuisling: Effectively allows Etruria to become a pawn of Bern in exchange for power.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Neither Murdock or Brunnya sympathize with him and Arcard's disloyalty and only provide them a few troops to them before leaving them to their deaths. Murdock coldly tells Galle that it is their own faults if they fail to defeat Roy, while Brunnya expresses complete disgust for their disgraceful actions.
* SmugSnake: For as cowardly as Roartz is, he remains incredibly arrogant even in exile and at Bern's mercy.
* VillainsWantMercy: Keeping in line with his pathetic behavior, Roartz tries to bribe the Lycian Army into letting him live after his defeat. As one can imagine, it doesn't take.
-->"W-Wait! Serve me! It is not too late... I shall... absolve you of your crimes... Guh...!"

!!Arcard ''(Alucard, Arcardo)''
->'''Class:''' Paladin

The cowardly nobleman of Etruria who oversees the mining operation of Fibernia in the Western Isles. He is also a cohort of Roartz who wish to side with Bern. Depending on the player's route, he is either the boss of Chapter 17A: Ocean's Parting or Chapter 17B: The Bishop's Teachings.
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[DirtyCoward His treacherous and spineless personality]] has earned him the disdain of all of his peers. Said peers range from warriors of lower status (Flaer) to fellow high-class generals (Douglas). This gets to the point where, depending on the route, [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves Brunnya or Murdock deliberately send him to his death at the hands of the Lycian Army]].
* DirtyCoward: He turns on his home country rather than face Bern in battle. When the Lycian Army bears down on him, he flees the country with his tail between his legs.
* EtTuBrute: He reacts this way to both Klein and Douglas, fellow Etrurian generals, defecting to Roy’s army. Rather [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]] of him, as he himself isn't above betraying his homeland to save his own skin.
* {{Greed}}: He seems to be the one who profits the most out of the mining operation in the Western Isles, and has absolutely no issue with using forced labor to keep his business running.
-->"I will return to Jutes. Don’t let them escape. Send more hands to the mines as well. I can’t afford to lose any more workers!"
* NervousWreck: At least 95% of his dialogue consists of him [[FreakOut blubbering and panicking]] about his own well-being. It goes hand-in-hand with his [[DirtyCoward Dirty Coward]] antics.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Like Roartz, neither Brunnya or Murdock sympathize with his betrayal of Etruria. They order him to be stationed by the border of Etruria (Talas for Sacae, Remi for Ilia) respectively, where he'll be the first of the traitor to fall to Roy and his troops.
* VillainousBreakdown: Throughout the story, Arcard continuously [[FreakOut freaks out]] about the Lycian Army coming after him. Here are just a few examples:
--> '''Chapter 12:''' "It's the Lycian Army! They come for my blood!"
--> '''Chapter 16:''' "Th-the enemy is at our doorstep!"
--> '''When you finally fight him:''' "W-why? What have I done to deserve such a fate?!"

!!Duke Nord of Almar
->'''Class:''' Druid

A duke from Etruria guarding the Almar Castle in the Western Isles. He attacks the Lycian Alliance in the hopes of gaining more wealth from the Etrurian nobility. He is the boss of Chapter 10A: The Resistance Forces.
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* BadBoss: He forced his subjects in the Western Isles to toil away in the local mines and die as a result. Victims included civilians and members of Geese’s pirate crew.
** His treatment of his subordinate [[DumbMuscle Gonzales]] is not much better, [[KickTheDog insulting his looks and intelligence]] while commanding him to destroy a village suspected of harboring rebels.
* DarkIsEvil: A dark magic user reveling in forced labor and greedy motives.
* PaletteSwap: Of Wagner, with a green-and-black outfit.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He sees Gonzales’s kind heart as [[VirtueIsWeakness a detriment]], saying that wiping out a small village should not be such a harrowing task.
* {{Greed}}: His primary motivation for destroying the Lycian Alliance is to win Arcard’s favor so he can gain more riches from him.
* HiddenEyes: Like Wagner's, his hood darkens the area around his eyes, driving home [[{{Jerkass}} his villainous nature.]]
* LifeDrain: His weapon, the dark tome Nosferatu, absorbs the HP it reduces from its target. This could be symbolic of his avarice sapping the denizens of the Western Isles.
* MeaningfulName: A druid supervising territory north of where Roy previously battled named Nord, translated as “north” in multiple languages? [[ThereAreNoCoincidences That may or may not be a coincidence.]]
* PaletteSwap: Of Wagner, with a green-and-black outfit.
* ShootTheMessenger: Roy sends a messenger to Nord’s stronghold to request safe passage. Nord responds by having said messenger killed and sending troops to ambush Roy’s forces.

!!Zinc ''(Zinque)''
->'''Class:''' General

An Etrurian general in the Western Isles searching for the rebel forces in the peninsula. His immediate goal is to capture Elffin, the rebellion's [[TheStrategist strategist]]. He is the boss of Chapter 10B: Amidst a Struggle.
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Just read his battle quote:
-->"The people are suffering...? What concern is that to me? [[EntitledBastard They live to serve me.]] [[KickTheDog Their wails are meaningless.]]"
** When learns of his ally Arcard’s approaching reinforcements, [[StealingTheCredit his immediate concern is Arcard taking credit for defeating Roy’s army.]] Said concern pushes him [[MoralEventHorizon to hire bandits to destroy the villages nearby and kill any resistors, just so he can complete his mission before the cavalry arrives.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: He is an extremely cruel man who doesn’t think twice about hurting and killing his own villagers just to maintain power. When he hears of his people suffering, he simply brushes them off as nothing but “meaningless wails." [[SarcasmMode What a charmer.]]
* MeaningfulName: It’s fitting that an armor-clad General be named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc a chemical element of metal]].
* MightMakesRight: This seems to be his philosophy in general, hence him oppressing and looking down on anyone he deems as less powerful than him (i.e. The villagers from the Western Isles). He even says this word-for-word upon receiving a command to wipe out the Lycian Alliance.
* PetTheDog: As cruel, ruthless, and self-absorbed as he is, Zinc seems to genuinely respect Melady. When they meet, he speaks cordially towards her, and when she asks him of Princess Guinevere’s location, he immediately gives her information to help find her. Contrast this with the likes of Rude and Oro, who instead beat around the bush with her questions or outright lie about Guinevere’s actual whereabouts. This could be due to her authority as a highly skilled knight and Guinevere’s personal bodyguard.

!!Oro ''(Orlo)''
->'''Class:''' Bishop

A cruel Etrurian priest leading a mining operation in Mt. Eburacum. He is currently on the hunt for [[RebelLeader Echidna]], the leader of the rebellion in the Western Isles, and is the boss of Chapter 11A: The Hero of the West.
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* AGodAmI: He proudly believes that he is equivalent to the gods, and that opposing or speaking against him is tantamount to heresy. This is also how he justifies his many nefarious acts.
* AboveGoodAndEvil: He labels himself as such.
-->“Evil? [[ItsAllAboutMe I am simply living as I like]]. [[InsaneTrollLogic All deeds are righteous if done in the name of the gods]]. Convenient, don’t you think?”
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He puts up a gentle and polite facade for Melady when she asks of Guinevere’s location, but is actually lying about her true whereabouts.
* BloodKnight: Despite receiving orders from Arcard to only capture the Lycian Army, he sets his sights on killing them instead.
* {{Greed}}: This appears to be his main driving force in the reprehensible deeds he commits, exploiting the mines in the Western Isles as well as sending bandits to ransack villages nearby.
* {{Jerkass}}: If even ''[[NiceGirl Elen]]'' thinks you’re irredeemable, that says quite a lot.
* LightIsNotGood: Very, very, ''very'' not good.
* MeaningfulName: “Oro” is the word for “gold” in multiple languages, including Spanish. This fits for two reasons: First, he is a Bishop who wields glowing Light magic, and secondly, [[{{Greed}} he is an avaricious man who partakes in draining the Western Isles’ mineral resources]].
* PragmaticVillainy: Averted. After five turns, [[MoralEventHorizon Oro orders a group of bandits to ransack the villages nearby to collect their valuables]]. When a soldier protests that doing so could become public and have severe consequences, Oro's massive ego leads him to brush him off, claiming that [[AboveGoodAndEvil he is above any sort of prosecution]] because of his divine right.
* SinisterMinister: A corrupt and self-aggrandizing bishop who tortures the people of the Western Isles for his greed and uses his religious faith to justify his actions. Fellow missionaries [[BewareTheNiceOnes Elen]] and [[BewareTheSillyOnes Saul]] are... [[{{Understatement}} not too happy about this]].
-->'''Saul:''' "You're a disgrace to the church... [[PreMortemOneLiner Punishment awaits you!]]"
* SmugSnake: He thinks of himself being untouchable and abuses his position without a second thought. [[AssholeVictim Luckily, Roy and his army prove him wrong]].

!!Robarts ''(Roberts)''
->'''Class:''' Paladin

A Etrurian general defending Oro's mining operation. Only appear in the Hard mode of Chapter 11A.
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* BonusBoss: Exists as an extra hurdle for Hard Mode of Chapter 11A.
* PaletteSwap: Of Erik.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the B route he shows up to inform Arcard about the escapees, but after the conversation he's never fought and seemingly disappears.

!!Morgan
->'''Class:''' General

A general hired by Arcard to oversee Castle Edina in the Western Isles, where men forced to work in the local mines are held prisoner. He is the boss of Chapter 11B: The Escape to Freedom.
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* NamesTheSame: Shares his name with the PlayerCharacter's child in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''.
* PaletteSwap: Of Leygance, with black hair, a green cloak, and orange armor.
* VillainousBreakdown: He seems rather composed until a player’s unit attacks him directly, at which point he acts frantically as his plans fall apart.
-->"What are you doing? Hurry and kill the ones who escaped! [[OhCrap Wait, you’re not one of my men! … Wh-Who are you?!]]"
* WardensAreEvil: Arcard tasked him with supervising a castle in which innocent men are captured and shipped off to work endlessly in the mines. We never see how he treats his prisoners directly, but the fact that seems to have no issue with this concept, along with how he doesn’t hesitate to follow Arcard’s orders to capture and kill any escapees, is rather telling of his ethics (Or lack thereof).

!!Windam ''(Windham)''
->'''Class:''' Bishop

A bishop who guards the Tower of the Saint, where the legendary tome Aureola is kept, under Roartz's orders. He is the boss of Chapter 16x: The Pinnacle of Light.
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* BadBoss: He uses extremely powerful energy beams known as Heavenly Arrows to try to wipe out the Lycian Army. These Arrows will hit anyone, [[FriendOrFoe be they enemies or his own men]].
* TheBerserker: A curious case where the person is, ironically, a ''Bishop''.
** He can also send his enemies into a blind rage with his Berserk staff, forcing them to attack anyone nearby [[FriendOrFoe regardless if they are friend or foe]]. Fitting, seeing as how [[BadBoss he himself doesn't care if his Heavenly Arrows injure or kill his own subordinates]].
* TheHeretic: He states that he turned against the church of St. Elimine and tried to seize control over it, likely under Roartz's command. His personal motives are unknown, nor is it ever revealed exactly how he attempted this, but it's safe to say that he is ''not'' in the church's good graces.
* LightIsNotGood: A light-wielding Bishop who betrayed the church of St. Elimine and is willing to drag his own soldiers into a [[SuicideMission suicide mission]].
* LaughingMad: Once he's finished off, [[DieLaughing that's all he can do]].
* PaletteSwap: Of Oro and Martel, with bright-orange hair and teal-and-yellow clothing.
* SuicideMission: He does not expect to survive his battle against the Lycian Army, but nevertheless confronts them [[TheBerserker with reckless abandon]].
* TakingYouWithMe: Intends to do this to the Lycian Army once he finds out he's been ditched.
-->"... Very well. [[SuicideMission Then this is our last mission]]. If we are to die, then the Lycian Army shall fall along with us! Prepare the Heavenly Arrows!"
* VillainousBreakdown: He was already quite unstable since the beginning of the chapter, but by the time the player reaches him, he seems to have completely lost his mind.
-->"Perish! Every last one of you! Everything to ash!"
* YouHaveFailedMe: Windam is on the receiving end of this via Roartz, who labelled him as so incompetent that he can’t even control the church of St. Elimine. Thank [[GoodShepherd Bishop]] [[CoolOldGuy Yoder]] for that.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ilia]]
!!Martel
->'''Class:''' Bishop

A general from Bern stationed in Ilia to repel the Lycian Army. He is the boss of Chapter 18A: The Frozen River.

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* FatalFlaw: His impatience. It was his prodding of Niime that ultimately led to his downfall.
* NeverMyFault: When Niime’s tome helps Roy’s forces instead of harming them, Martel is quick to blame her for the outcome. Of course, this is ''after'' she warned him many times that the tome could ruin his plans. When she brings this up, Martel sends her to the dungeon.
-->"Blast! You made it through this snow... Curse that useless woman!"
* OhCrap: Has this reaction when Niime's spell makes it much easier for the Lycian Army to traverse the snowy area instead of driving them back.
* PaletteSwap: Of Oro and Windam, with brown hair and yellow-and-purple clothing.
* TooDumbToLive: He presses Niime to use a tome he knows little about to overflow the rivers nearby. Despite her many warnings that its effects are unpredictable, he insists. When she finally obliges, the rivers freeze over, clearing a path towards Martel’s stronghold and spelling his defeat. [[SarcasmMode “Too brilliant to die,” indeed]].

!!Sigune
->'''Class:''' Falcoknight

A captain of the Ilian pegasus knights. She betrayed her country once she saw Bern's supposedly inevitable victory in the war. She is the boss of Chapter 19A: Bitter Cold.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Although Sigune helped Bern attack Ilia, Juno is saddened by her death, wishing that the circumstances were different. Shanna and Thea might have also been on good terms with Sigune, as both of their battle conversations seem to depict them as shocked and heartbroken at her being the enemy.
** Upon defeat, she has a moment of introspection before passing on. It appears left up to interpretation whether she is referring to becoming a mercenary soldier, betraying Ilia and her friend Juno, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold going against her own morality]], or something else entirely.
--->[[{{Tearjerker}} “... Dear me... I didn’t anticipate perishing here... But perhaps... I was already dead... Perhaps... I died... a long... time ago...”]]
* ConvenientWeaknessPlacement: There are ballistae stationed all over her map, intended to be used against the Lycian army. Unfortunately for her, players can seize them to be used against her. This is very problematic, as she is weak against bows and doesn't benefit from throne bonuses due to being a flier.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Both her eyes and hair are a dark shade of blue.
* {{Expy}}: To [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Pamela]], an antagonistic pegasus knight who betrayed her country and has a rivalry with a pegasus captain on your side (i.e. Juno).
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: Her reasoning for allying with Bern. She believes that both Bern and the Lycian Army plan on dominating Ilia, so she might as well side with the former due to their better expertise in warfare.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Juno tells Noah that before the war, Sigune always put up a rough front, but was ultimately a very kind person.
* LadyOfWar: As the current Flightleader of Ilia, she has to be.
* RedBaron: "The Ivory Devil."
* RivalTurnedEvil: To Juno, although it's more like the rival expects Bern to win, so she sides with it.
* TheRival: Juno states in a conversation with Noah that she and Sigune were rivals back in the day. It is heavily implied that [[FriendlyRivalry it was a friendly rivalry]], as Juno mourns her death and says that she was a good person.

!!Teck ''(Tick)''
->'''Class:''' General

A general from Bern guarding the ruins around Ilia in which the legendary spear Maltet is kept, per Murdock’s request. He is the boss of Chapter 20Ax: The Freezing Lance.
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* DyingCurse: He ultimately accepts defeat, but not without giving Roy’s army an ominous warning:
-->“You have bested us… You may pass… But you will know Bern’s true power soon…”
* GradualGrinder: His tactics to protect the ruins entail bolstering its defenses, wearing the Lycian Army out until they finally give up and leave. Unfortunately for him, the player can find [[AttackItsWeakPoint cracks and weak spots in the walls]] for their units to break through and achieve victory.
* PaletteSwap: Of Raeth, with black hair and light-blue armor.
* ThisCannotBe: His reaction when the player attacks him, expressing surprise at Roy’s forces being able to breach his defenses.


[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sacae]]
!!Monke
->'''Class:''' Nomadic Trooper

The chieftain of the Djute clan in Sacae who, after being defeated by Bern's forces, joined them in mowing down his fellow tribes. He is the boss of Chapter 18B: The Law of Sacae.
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* BowAndSwordInAccord: As a Nomadic Trooper, he uses both swords and bows in battle.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He seems rather baffled at Dayan refusing to join Bern’s forces after the Kutolah’s defeat, even though what they are doing is far from noble.
* HorseArcher: Just like most of the Sacaean plainsmen.
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: [[CultureJustifiesAnything What he believes as the law of Sacae]]. He sided with Bern for being an nigh-unstoppable force that couldn't be beaten.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: After his clan suffered defeat at the hands of Bern’s forces, said clan joined their ranks to attack and subjugate the other Sacaean tribes. He seems to do this less out of [[DirtyCoward cowardice]] or [[MotivatedByFear fear of repression]], and more out of a sense of pragmatism.
-->“If a force cannot be beaten, one must join that force. Our path is that of common sense. The law of Sacae is unbreakable.”
* LuredIntoATrap: His approach to defeating the Lycian Army: To bait them deeper into his territory so his fleet can overwhelm them.
* MightMakesRight: Monke believes that the weak exist to help the strong, hence why he had his own clan rub elbows with Bern after losing to them.
* SmugSnake: He seems very sure of himself and his plan to lure the Lycian Army into an ambush.
-->“Yes… That’s it! Closer… Closer… Right into our trap!”
** ThisCannotBe: He has this reaction upon defeat, lamenting that aforementioned plan was supposed to be flawless.
* {{Turncoat}}: He assisted Bern in conquering Sacae’s other tribes, including the Kutolah clan.

!!Gel ''(Kel)''
->'''Class:''' Swordmaster

A Sacaean swordsman in charge of defending Bulgar, the capital city of Sacae, under Brunnya's orders. He is the boss of Chapter 19B: Battle in Bulgar.
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* AntiVillain: Kel is one of the few bosses in this game who doesn’t seem to bear any malicious intent whatsoever. [[UndyingLoyalty He serves Brunnya out of genuine loyalty]], [[DirtyCoward calls Roartz out on his cowardly behavior]], [[FaceDeathWithDignity and confronts the Lycian Army with calm dignity]]. He isn’t quite as villainous as he is merely on the wrong side of the conflict.
* BarbarianLonghair: He has long, disheveled hair with a reddish-brown color.
* CombatPragmatist: After thirteen turns, he will tell his troops to attack any guerrilla forces hiding in nearby houses. The player must reach them in time to receive valuable items [[RaceAgainstTheClock before they are destroyed]] (e.g. a Longbow, a Goddess Icon, etc.).
* FaceDeathWithDignity: His last words depict him [[GracefulLoser calmly accepting his fate]].
-->"This is the fate... of all swordsmen..."
* HonorBeforeReason: Even though he acknowledges that protecting Roartz will likely cost him his life, he obliges out of a strong sense of devotion towards his superior, Brunnya.
* LightEmUp: Wields the Light Brand, an enchanted sword that fires off light beams from a distance.
* NervesOfSteel: Throughout the chapter, he maintains a remarkably composed attitude, even though he is fully aware that his mission could be his last.
* SuicideMission: He resigns to his downfall in protecting Roartz from the Lycian Army from the very beginning.
-->"I am Kel. Behold my blade... as I swing it for the last time."
* UndyingLoyalty: He is deeply loyal to Brunnya, to the point where he doesn’t blame her for tasking him with defending [[DirtyCoward a cowardly noble like Roartz]]. Instead, he empathizes with her having no choice but to do so, since Etruria and Bern are meant to be on equal terms.
-->"General Brunnya has given me orders to protect you. I will do so with my life."

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bern]]
!!King Zephiel of Bern ''(Zefhyr)''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zephiel_8.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Zephiel in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zephiel_normal_1.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:The Liberator]]
->'''Class:''' King, (''The Binding Blade''), General (''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' [=SpotPass=])\\
'''Voiced by:''' Kenichiro Matsuda (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/JamiesonPrice (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

The King of Bern and the main antagonist of ''The Binding Blade''.
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* AncestralWeapon: The [[{{BFS}} Eckesachs]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He knocks out Cecilia, the Mage-General of Etruria, in one shot. His stats back it up, too; he's often considered to the be "real" FinalBoss since the ACTUAL FinalBoss is such an [[AnticlimaxBoss anticlimax]].
* BigBad: Is responsible for the war that kicks of the plot and is the last boss Roy has to deal with [[spoiler:or so he thinks]].
* BrokenAce: From youth he was academically gifted, skilled with the blade, handsome, and well-loved by the citizens of Bern. Unfortunately, his parents' loveless marriage, his mother's ruthless social climbing, and his father's repeated assassination attempts drove him to madness.
* CainAndAbel: With Guinivere. [[spoiler:Really sad, considering that as kids they were so close.]]
* TheCaligula: Played with. Despite his madness, he is a ruthlessly competent ruler. However, his ultimate plan, if successful, will involve the mass slaughter or displacement of his own people.
* ChildhoodBrainDamage: Inferred, and PlayedForDrama. The poison he was tricked into taking as a young man is repeatedly stated to have been the catalyst that left him not quite the same, and a number of similar poisons in the real world (such as mercury) can and do result in personality-warping brain damage, including paranoia, increased aggression, and decreased impulse control.
* ClimaxBoss: You fight him shortly before the end of the game [[spoiler:unless you didn't unlock the true ending, in which case he's the FinalBoss]]. He's easily one of the toughest fights in the game, putting the FinalBoss to shame.
* DespairEventHorizon: Crossed it between ''The Blazing Blade'' and this game, when his father started poisoning him.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His attack animation is him first spin Eckesachs few times before preparing to attack, then doing multiple spins to pick up speed before slamming Eckesachs into his foe.
* {{Expy}}: Zephiel takes cue from [[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Hardin]], being the menacing Emperor who used to be virtuous in the past and related with the plot-important princess accompanying the player. [[spoiler:Unlike Hardin, Zephiel keeps his misanthropy even to his grave, regretting none of his actions.]]
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:His retainer Murdock arranged one of Desmond's assassination attempts to look successful and put the still-living Zephiel in a coffin.]]
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: His signature weapon is a sword that turns into a trident. '''And it can shoot lightning.'''
* LargeAndInCharge: He's physically larger than any non-dragon/monster unit in any of the three GBA games.
* MightyGlacier: Speed is his only stat that's mediocre.
* MisanthropeSupreme: [[spoiler:He decides that humans are responsible for the world's evils, and that Elibe must be returned to the dragons.]]
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Hmmmmph!"
-->"You won't get in my way!"
-->"I'll face you!"
-->"How amusing!"
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:He's playable in the Trial Maps if one beats the game a whopping '''seven''' times.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:When Desmond opened the coffin to make sure he was dead, Zephiel stabbed him.]]
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: [[spoiler:And he even thought so in ''The Blazing Blade'', as when he made his idealistic prayer for his parents, himself, Guinivere, and her mother to get back together, he called it "my last wish as a foolish child."]]
* SlouchOfVillainy: In TheStinger of ''The Blazing Blade''.
* SocialDarwinist: A very odd example. He believes the dragons to be a superior form of life more worthy of inhabiting the world, but because of their moral superiority to humanity and lack of passionate emotions.
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:His father's abuse, insistence that he was a bastard, and repeated attempts to assassinate him killed Zephiel's goodness.]]
* TragicVillain: If only his father wasn't such an asshole.
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:He is completely ungrateful to Hector for having saved his life twenty years ago, and he wasn't even a villain at the time. In Zephiel's defense, he didn't get to know his saviors in the past, so from his POV, Hector was just a stranger and an obstacle.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:That adorable, golden-haired child that Eliwood saved did not grow up well.]]
* VillainRespect: When you max him out in ''Heroes', he commends your efforts and though you gain his respect, he warns you to never toy with his emotions and advise you keep it that way.
* WellDoneSonGuy: When he was young, anyway. He trained hard to be an incredibly smart swordsman so he could prove he was worthy to his father. Even when his dad swore he would choose Guinivere's future husband over him to lead Bern, Zephiel accepted it and kept working to earn his father's love. It was only after the king poisoned him that Zephiel dropped this trait.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: He says as much to the Summoner in ''Heroes'' if you get him to max level, admitting you have actually damaged his belief that HumansAreBastards.
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!!Princess Guinivere of Bern

[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fe6guinevere.png]]
->''"I want to find a peaceful way to end this war... I figured that if I could speak with someone from Lycia, I would find a solution."''
-->-- '''Guinivere''' to '''Roy'''

->'''Class:''' Sage

The Princess of Bern, and King Zephiel's half-sister, she was heading to Ostia to try and find a way to end the war, when she was captured and rescued by Roy.
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* BraggingRightsReward: [[spoiler:She becomes playable after beating the game ''nine'' times. Her stats are all around fantastic, except in HP, and she is the only Sage in the game that can use Light Magic. Sadly, by the time you unlock her, there's nobody left to fight with her.]]
* CainAndAbel: The half-sister and rival of King Zephiel, though she wishes things could be different.
* DistressedDamsel: Spends many of the early chapters being shuttled from one captor to the next.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Nyna]], as the princess-in-exile who the heroes help to restore her kingdom. In a twist however, she's of the country that is invading, as opposed to the country that's being invaded. And overall, Guinivere doesn't share Nyna's bad luck in... [[TraumaCongaLine just about everything.]]
* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Zephiel was the son of the deceased King Desmond and his legally-wed wife Hellene. Guinivere was the daughter of Desmond and his mistress instead.]]
* TheHighQueen: [[spoiler:After Zephiel's defeat and death, [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning Guinivere is crowned as the Queen of Bern.]] Roy and Lilina worry that she won't have things easy, though.]]
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: According to her name's katakana spelling, it's pronounced "Ghi-ne-vir."
* TheOjou: Of the ProperLady variety.
* PluckyGirl: Moreso when she was a child, but age hasn't diminished her spirit all that much.
* RebelliousPrincess: She was opposed to Zephiel's actions from the start, and defects as soon as she gets the opportunity, taking the Fire Emblem with her.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game '''eight''' times normally and once more in hard mode]].
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Roy seems to think so!
-->'''Roy''' (right before [[spoiler:Guinivere's AwesomeMomentOfCrowning]]): "She must be beautiful beyond words. Even when I first saw her, I couldn't believe that such a beautiful woman could exist.

!!Murdock ''(Murdoch)''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/murdock.png]]
->'''Class:''' General

One of the three Wyvern Generals and Zephiel's loyal vanguard since his childhood.
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* AnAxeToGrind: One of the few enemy generals to specialize in axes, using the fearsome ranged Tomahawk.
* AntiVillain: He isn't evil on his own. Rather, he's been Zephiel's retainer since the king was a boy.
* TheCameo: Has three in ''The Blazing Blade'': First, [[spoiler:in ''Four-Fanged Offense'', when he warns his fellow soldiers against speaking too loudly against King Desmond.]] Second, [[spoiler:when he talks to Hellene about the attempt on Zephiel's life]]. Third, [[spoiler:in ''Cog Of Destiny'', when he gives you the Warp staff as a reward for saving young Zephiel from the Black Fang.]]
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: He has more HP than is possible for playable Generals.
* TheDragon: To Zephiel.
* EvilCounterpart: He serves as one to his Etrurian counterpart Douglas, he's an honorable general who is respected by even his own peers and will [[MyMasterRightOrWrong serve his king no matter whether he is in the wrong]], however Murdock ends up fighting for a man who is so far gone that he could never be redeemed.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Was instrumental in setting up Zephiel's fake funeral plan.]]
* FourStarBadass: He was already one at the time of ''The Blazing Blade'', and it shows, he's rightfully touted as the most powerful of the Wyvern Generals and is loyal to a fault towards Zephiel.
* MightyGlacier: While his Strength stat easily reaches the cap, he's painfully slow to compensate.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Has more of a loyalty towards Zephiel than Bern.
* RagsToRoyalty: He's a highly respected military commander, second in command to Bern's army, despite his peasant heritage.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game six times.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Zephiel, since he was a child. He's the reason why Zephiel survived King Desmond's final assassination attempt and is the very last person you face before you get a crack at the king himself.
* WorthyOpponent: Murdock deemed Roy this after seeing all of his efforts in rebuilding the Lycian Army and making it as far as he has. He's the only boss in the game who has a unique battle quote with Roy, cementing this status.
-->"At last, the great General Roy stands before me! I have been waiting to match blades with you!"
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]; after scolding Narcian for his repeated failures to deal with Roy's army, Murdock threatens to strip him of his Wyvern General ranking, unless Narcian is able to prove himself by defeating Roy once and for all ''while personally facing him in battle''. While Narcian still had the chance to come out with his life and ranking intact, the showdown ultimately turns out to be his death sentence.

!!Brunnya ''(Brunya, Brenya, Brunja)''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brunnya.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Brunnya in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fe_89.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Devoted General]]

->'''Class:''' Sage\\
'''Voiced by:''' Nozomi Sasaki (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Julia [=McIlvaine=] (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

One of the three Wyvern Generals.
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* AntiVillain: She is not evil at all and has very strong misgivings about Zephiel's dealings with dragons, but she refuses to turn on the king or his empire.
* BrokenBird: She's very conflicted about her role in Bern's actions. She goes to her death unsure about everything but her loyalty to Bern.
* DarkActionGirl: The one female among Bern's Dragon Generals.
* EvilCounterpart: She serves as one to her Etrurian counterpart Cecilia, she is an honorable general who will do what it takes to keep her men safe, but ultimately she is still loyal to a fault towards Zephiel, and does not have the willpower to defy Zephiel.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Ishtar]].
* LadyOfBlackMagic: The only female Sage enemy in the game. She utilizes [[AnIcePerson Fimbulvetr]], the most powerful Anima spell, and the incredibly ranged [[DeathFromAbove Bolting]].
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Played straight, but [[spoiler:before engaging Roy's forces in Chapter 23, she gives her men ample opportunity to desert the battle without punishment if they wish, since it is basically a SuicideMission. When everybody refuses to leave, she dismisses the injured and those with young children and/or elderly parents, and forbids them from fighting.]]
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Her personal reasons for fighting on, combined with SubordinateExcuse.
* AMotherToHerMen: After Zephiel has been defeated she knows she's basically on a suicide mission by defending the Dragon Temple, so she gathers the fewest amount of able soldiers so that there would be fewer casualties for Bern.
* NobleDemon: Her loyalty and valor would be virtues if not in service to a mad king.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game four times.]]
* SquishyWizard: She possesses decent skill and high magic to compliment her Bolting tome and gate bonuses, but is otherwise easy in comparison to some earlier bosses, especially with her tragically low HP.
* TheUnfought: If the [[TrueFinalBoss True Ending]] is not reached.
* WeaponOfChoice: ''Heroes'' upgraded her common A-rank Fimbulvetr tome into a unique tome that only she can use. It makes her immune to status debuffs while strengthening her if she is debuffed or damaged.

!!Narcian ''(Nacien, Narcien, Narshen)''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/narcian.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Narcian in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/narcian_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Wyvern General]]
->'''Class:''' Wyvern Lord\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/KosukeToriumi (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Creator/KaijiTang (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'')

One of the three Wyvern Generals. Arrogant and narcissistic.
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* BadBoss: He dumps the Lycian League on [[spoiler:Flaer's]] head and tells him that he should already be dead for failing once when he protests. Just a few chapters later, [[spoiler:Murdock inflicts the very same punishment on Narcian for ignoring Zephiel's orders to attack Arcadia, threatening to strip him of his rank if he doesn't stop Roy.]]
* TheCaligula: He's a vain, preening dandy who absolutely does not care about the soldiers under his command, abandoning them at the drop of a hat, getting them killed left and right by his poor tactics, and blaming them for his failures.
* ClimaxBoss: He's the first Dragon General to be fought and his death marks the end of the Etruria arc.
* CreateYourOwnHero: Falsely accusing Zeiss of feeding intelligence to the enemy in order to scapegoat him plays a major role in causing him to defect for real.
* DamageSpongeBoss: Uses a [[LifeDrain Runesword]] to try and tank his way to victory, which is, at least, irritating to work around.
* DeathByIrony: He [[EstablishingCharacterMoment establishes himself]] by threatening a loyal supporter of his with his life, just to see him become a NervousWreck. By the time ''his'' life is threatened - by Roy and his army - ''he'' becomes the NervousWreck as the reality of his situation dawns on him.
* DirtyCoward: His defining trait. He runs away from the heroes at every opportunity (even when his stats would allow him to wipe them all out single-handedly), panics when he starts to lose, and has no qualms about letting his underlings die so he can live.
* DragonRider: He rides a big honking dragon into battle.
* EvilIsHammy: He tends to get pretty loud when things go or don't go his way.
* GeneralFailure: He could easily take on Roy's ragtag army at their infancy, but prefers to flee out of cowardice or prioritizes less important matters such as having his way with Clarine. By the time he is fought in Etruria, the Lycian Army has grown strong enough to take him down for good.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Attempts this on Clarine, but Rutger frees her and she joins Roy's cause. And he will ''not'' forget it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Pretty much summed up in his battle quote:
--> ''"I am strong. I am wise. I am handsome. And most importantly, I am right! ...Me! No one else!"''
* LaughablyEvil: The guy's a certified scumbag with no real redeeming qualities, but it's hard not to laugh whenever he's onscreen talking.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Carries a Delphi Shield to negate extra damage from bows and Aircalibur.
* MeaningfulName: '''Narci'''an, [[{{Narcissist}} anyone]]?
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"Ha ha ha ha!"\\
"You will learn your place!"\\
"Yield? Never!"\\
"Grovel, worm!"
* RecurringElement: Gameplay-wise he is similar to Michalis as the notable DragonRider antagonist with a [[KryptoniteProofSuit shield that protects him against anti-air attacks]]. His smugness and overall personality however brings [[VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 Kempf]] to mind instead.
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Not as much as others, but beating the game once will unlock him in the Trial Maps.]]
* SmugSnake: He does ''not'' have the talent to back up his narcissism. By the time you get to fighting him, he's more of an annoyance than the threat he's built up to be.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Nothing is stopping a Thief from stealing his Delphi Shield and making him vulnerable. He even invites you to try by also carrying a [[VendorTrash Blue Gem]].
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Justified; his reasons for not personally attacking Roy's army while they're still weak ranges from [[DirtyCoward cowardice]] to SkewedPriorities.

!!Galle ''(Gale)''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/galle.png]]
->'''Class:''' Wyvern Lord

A renowned knight in Bern and Melady's lover.
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* AntiVillain: A very tragic example: a skilled and noble knight who nonetheless has to die because he refuses to betray Bern due to his loyalty towards Zephiel for trusting him despite being born in Etruria.
* BigBrotherMentor: To [[spoiler:Zeiss]].
* DragonRider: One of Bern's wyvern riders.
* EvilCounterpart: Once he has been promoted to Wyvern General he serves as a counterpart to his Etrurian counterpart Perceval. They are both skilled mounted units who have a close relationship to their senior General, however Galle ultimately fights for his country before anything else, even if he must come to blows with his loved ones.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Nothing can be done to recruit him [[spoiler:in the main game. He can be used in the Trial Maps after beating the game twice, but that's not much better.]]
* RankUp: After Zephiel gets fed up with Narcian's incompetence, he orders Narcian stripped of his rank of Wyvern General and promotes Galle to replace him.
* RecurringElement: The obligatory [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Camus Archetype]], though his relationship with Melady parallels [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Arion]].
* SecretCharacter: [[spoiler:Beat the game twice.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: With [[spoiler:Melady]].

!!Rude ''(Ruud)''
->'''Class:''' Knight

A seemingly spineless and actually treacherous knight in command of a fort on the Bern - Lycia border.
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* BodyguardBetrayal: Imprisons his country's princess when she stops at his fortress, and plans to sell her out to Bern's enemies.
* {{Greed}}: His main motivation, and what he attributes his death to.
* {{Irony}}: His chapter is dripping with it. Most notably, his army ends up fighting against the Lycian forces he planned to bargain with when Elen finds them first.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Roy only sees a minor villain menacing two women, and never finds out what Rude was actually trying to do.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He thought that he would be rewarded for treachery. Instead he is killed because he acted like a villain while a hero was in the vicinity.

!!Slater
->'''Class:''' Knight

A knight left in charge of Castle Araphen by Narcian. He is the boss of Chapter 3: Latecomer's Sorrow.
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* ExtremeDoormat: He doesn't take issue with Narcian [[BadBoss outright dumping his responsibilities onto him just because he can]]. Namely, he assigns Slater with defending Castle Araphen while he flies off to enjoy his "gift" (Clarine) waiting for him at Bern.
* FreakOut: Becomes fearful after Narcian threatens to personally eviscerate him.
-->[[NervousWreck "I-I can't fail! If I do... ...What awaits me...is a fate worse than death...!!"]]
* YesMan: He seems to act this way towards his superior Narcian. The latter takes advantage of this and toys with him [[KickTheDog by threatening his life, laughing at]] [[NervousWreck the blubbering mess that results]].

!!Flaer
->'''Class:''' Wyvern Lord

A Bernese knight meddling in Etruria's politics surrounding the Western Isles and Narcian's lieutenant.
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* BaitAndSwitch: Is the subject of this several times, relieving a boss from his post on the throne (Arcard), leaving somebody else in charge (Aine), and finally [[spoiler:being dumped into the fray when the battle is going badly and his commander (Narcian) leaves]]. He's only fought once, though.
* TheCorrupter: One of possibly many in Bern's political conspiracy in Etruria.
* YouHaveFailedMe: He's the scapegoat for Narcian's failure to defeat Roy in Etruria. Ultimately, he allows Roy to dispatch him rather than face Narcian after he fails again.

!!Randy
->'''Class:''' Hero
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* BloodKnight: He likes to fight and is more than happy to fall fighting anyone as strong as him.
* BadassBoast: Involving the Light Brand of all things!
-->'''Randy:''' "My sword is unmatchable. Choose your death. Will you die by the blade...or by its light?”
* GracefulLoser: He dies happy he could face someone powerful.
* PaletteSwap: Of Henning.

!!Ohtz ''(Oates)''
->'''Class:''' Sage

A lieutenant in Bern's army who leads the assault on Arcadia, looking for the Divine Anima tome Forblaze.
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* LongRangeFighter: Uses Bolting to snipe foes over a long distance.
* PlayingWithFire: He is equipped with Elfire when engaged in combat.
* ShockAndAwe: The Bolting tome he comes with fires off lightning.
* WizardBeard: A long white beard fitting for an elderly sage.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: His appearance is that of an old bearded wizard, but shares the same battle sprites as the generic Sages, who look a ''lot'' younger.

!!Raeth ''(Raith)''
->'''Class:''' Paladin
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!!Pereth ''(Peres)''
->'''Class:''' Druid

One of Murdock's best lieutenants in charge of guarding the Shrine of Seals and the dark tome Apocalypse residing in it, following Murdock's death.
----
* DarkIsEvil
* PaletteSwap: Of Ohtz.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bandits]]
!!Damas
->'''Class:''' Fighter

A bandit leader from the Bolm Mountains that lead his gang to sack Pherae. He is the boss of Chapter 1: Breath of Destiny.
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* OpportunisticBastard: Marquess Eliwood of Pherae has fallen ill, and all of Lycia is preoccupied with an upcoming war... Perfect distractions while Damas and his group pillage as they please.
* StarterVillain: He's the first named enemy you mow down in the game.
* WarmUpBoss: He's not particularly difficult, so long as you don't do anything stupid.

!!Dory
->'''Class:''' Brigand

A bandit leader leading a raid on the countryside of Lycia. He is the boss of Chapter 5: Fire Emblem.
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* CoveredInScars: His in-game portrait shows quite a few, but his most distinctive one is the horizontal cut across his forehead.
* WakeUpCallBoss: He has a lot of Strength and carries a Killer Axe, a weapon with high Critical rate, ''very early'' in the game. Dory is basically here to teach you [[LeeroyJenkins not to charge at bosses with no regard]], as well as force boss enemies to swap to less dangerous weapons before really going all out with your units. Just to hammer in the point further in Hard Mode, his Strength is almost at its maximum (19, just one point away from 20).

!!Henning
->'''Class:''' Hero

A bandit leader attempting to loot Durandal, the Blazing Blade, from its resting place. He is the boss of Chapter 8x: The Blazing Blade.
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* DifficultySpike: Notoriously one of the toughest bosses to kill in the game, with stats and endurance that wouldn't be out of place 5 chapters from then... This doesn't even include the Throne boosts. If you engage him in close-combat, you risk being hit hard by the Steel Blade. If you try to chip at him with a ranged weapon, he starts throwing Hand Axes. Often the safest (and cheapest) solution is to have [[LightningBruiser Rutger]] lay into him with a Killing Edge and pray for the best.
* LightningBruiser: Tough, powerful, and ''blisteringly fast''.

!!Scott
->'''Class:''' Berserker

A bandit leader plundering the villages in the Western Isles. He is the boss of Chapter 9: The Misty Isles.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: He treats Fir kindly and tells her that the Lycian Army is full of bandits attacking the Western Isles. This is just a ruse to get her killed so he can get ahold of her rare sword, the Wo Dao, and sell it for a hefty price.
* DifficultySpike: Decent speed, great strength, a high critical rate, and the boss of the game's first FogOfWar chapter.

!!Scouran ''(Scollan)''
->'''Class:''' Brigand

A bandit leader sent to plunder the villages under Zinc's orders. He appears in Chapter 10B: Amidst a Struggle.
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* BadBoss: He treats [[DumbMuscle Gonzales]] poorly, harshly commanding him to destroy a village while mocking his looks and intelligence.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Just like Nord, he sees Gonzales’s compassion as [[VirtueIsWeakness a weakness]], saying that crushing one village is hardly anything to fret over.
* {{Greed}}: As Scouran is tasked with burning down some villages, he immediately asks if he and his group can keep the treasures they find. Zinc permits it.
* MiniBoss: He appears four turns into the chapter, with Zinc still serving as the main boss. In fact, he's of a lower level than some of the other enemy units on the map. His only purpose is to destroy villages, provided the player doesn't reach them in time.

!!Gelero ''(Grero, Guerrero)''
->'''Class:''' Berserker

A bandit leader hired by Bern to bury the entrance to Armads, but has plans for the axe itself. He is the boss of Chapter 12x: The Thunder Axe.
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* DumbMuscle: Very strong and just as dumb.
* {{Gonk}}: Just like Scott.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Initially, he doesn't look all that intimidating and talks like a mentally challenged person. His critical attack, however, will likely ''annihilate'' anyone in his way, especially if it comes from his Silver Axe.
* PaletteSwap: Of Scott, with a lighter shade of hair and a gray vest.
* ScreamingWarrior: ''“Daaaahhhhhh! Rah!”'' are his choice of words as boss quote.
* VerbalTic: He has a weird way of speaking by prolonging his woooooords liiikeeeee thiiiis.

!!Maggie & Rose
->'''Class:''' Berserker

The two bandit twins in the Nabata Desert. They appear in Chapter 14: Arcadia.
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* BossInMookClothing: They basically function like generic reinforcements, but each of them have stats that equal that of their chapter's actual boss.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s: One gets the impression that they've been out in the sun a little too long.
-->'''Rose:''' Maggie, my sweet, did you see that group heading right into the desert?\\
'''Maggie:''' Yes, Rose, I most certainly did.
* {{Gonk}}: Their design is... Unique, shall we say.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: As goofy as they (and their {{Expies}}) might seem, Maggie and Rose are both dangerous Berserkers that are more than capable of wiping out any unprepared unit left behind during the chapter.
* PaletteSwap: Again of Scott, although similar-looking characters from later games take influence from these two rather than Scott himself.
* RunningGag: The rather low-key debut of the creepy, {{Gonk}}-y bandit twin characters.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: The first of the Bandit twins that have appeared in several future installments since.
* ZergRush: When they suddenly appear somewhere in the [[FogOfWar sandstorm]], they bring with them a ridiculous horde of mooks that slowly creep up from behind.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dragons]]
!!Aine ''(Ain)''
->'''Class:''' Manakete

The first of Bern's Manaketes that Roy's army encounters. Flaer leaves him behind as a nasty surprise to the forces that are storming Arcard's mansion.
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: To say the least of what ''Hasha no Tsurugi'' did to crank the spectacle of his fight UpToEleven.
* BaitAndSwitch: Is the ''third'' and last boss to take a seat on the throne in Chapter 12.
* FlatCharacter: [[JustifiedTrope Justified.]] He's heavily implied to be a War Dragon [[spoiler:artificially created by Idunn]], and thus he's barely even sentient.
* FlatWhat: His death quote.
* KillItWithFire: It doesn't get more to the point than this battle quote:
--> "...''Burn''."
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: In this case, he's a barely sentient fire-breathing dragon.
* PaperTiger: Yes, he has high power and defense, but his low HP and resistance coupled with no ranged attacks absolutely destroys any threat he may have initially posed.
* RedEyesTakeWarning

!!Jahn ''(Yahn)''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jahn.png]]
->'''Class:''' Manakete

A mysterious stranger who's watching over an ancient shrine in the mountains of Bern. [[spoiler:He's a dragon who fought in The Scouring, and had been sealed inside the same shrine where Idunn had been sleeping until Zephiel uncovered them. Seemingly impressed by Zephiel's [[AxCrazy murderous desire]] to give the continent back to the dragons, Jahn entrusted Idunn and her powers to him.]]
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* AboveGoodAndEvil: According to Jahn, dragons (or at least Fire Dragons) are above such notions such as hatred and revenge.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:He's been assisting Zephiel with matters pertaining to Idunn, including explaining her "purpose" to him. By extension, he facilitated all the bloodshed in the game.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He claims that dragons' and humans' minds inherently work differently. Whether this is true or not, however, [[spoiler:even he was given pause when Zephiel explained his intent to [[MisanthropeSupreme subjugate the human race in favor of the dragons]]. Jahn decides to roll with it regardless of Zephiel's trustworthiness.]]
* TheCameo: In ''The Blazing Blade'' [[spoiler:during TheStinger]].
* ClimaxBoss: The penultimate boss of the True Ending path, outliving [[spoiler:King Zephiel]] by a couple of chapters.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Much darker than anyone you encounter in Elibe.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Apparently so, if his official artwork is anything to go by.
* DragonAscendant: Pun aside, Jahn was an aide of the long deceased Dragon King in the Scouring who survived into modern times.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Not him personally, but he considers the humans' decision to seal the Legendary Weapons away after they caused the Ending Winter to be uncharacteristically wise of them.
* EmotionlessBoy: By the standards of humans, Jahn is downright robotic; however, he doesn't admit to not having emotions outright, but rather simply not having them as strongly as humans.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Doesn't understand why Hartmut chose to spare Idunn, as Jahn would never let a threat to himself live.
* EvilRedhead: Ammoral Redhead is more like it, but close enough.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Jahn calmly remarks that the humans have won again as he dies.
-->"I fall... Humans are truly unpredictable..."
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Subverted, despite telling Roy about the humans' questionable deeds such as using reality-warping weapons, and taking full advantage of the dragons' weak manakete form, Jahn believes humanity won the battle of the species fair and square.
* IgnoranceIsBliss: [[spoiler:He believes himself to be last true dragon on Elibe. Roy tries to tell him about [[HiddenElfVillage Arcadia]], but he quits listening at the mention of humans and dragons co-existing.]]
* KickTheDog: Even though it was to survive, mentally breaking a neutral dragon girl to forcibly use as a weapon is pretty horrible.
* KillItWithFire: Something he's quite good at.
* LastOfHisKind: The last Fire Dragon left. [[spoiler:On Elibe.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "The Last Dragon".
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[spoiler:The prequel reveals dragons weren't entirely wiped out and many survivors left for the other world beyond the Dragon's gate once it was clear the war was lost. As Jahn fell during the DecisiveBattle of the Scouring and then was sealed with the temple, he is unaware of other surviving Fire Dragons and the escape plan. Though even if Jahn knew, the Dragon's Gate was closed permanently before he was unsealed.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's the true architect behind Zephiel's ambition.
* MrExposition: His purpose (mostly) is to [[InfoDump explain the story of The Scouring]] and then be a boss fight.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A Fire Dragon.
* PaperTiger: There's only so much his stout defenses can do to prevent being ripped apart by the Divine Weapons.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: And a participant in The Scouring. [[spoiler:He's spent all the time since then holed up in Bern's Dragon Shrine, healing his wounds.]]
* TheRemnant: The last of the Fire Dragons and the only survivor of the Scouring.
* TheTrickster: Decides to explain The Scouring to Roy... if he proves worthy. This entails [[FakeLongevity making him tediously seize 6 thrones in a row on a linear path]].
* TheUnseen: Becomes this if you missed or used up one of the Legendary Weapons or if Fae dies; the game instead ends with the battle against Zephiel, and he never reveals his hand in the game's events.
* WalkingSpoiler: Jahn only shows up in two of the last three chapters and delivers some heavy backstory exposition. All of which can potentially be missed if the player gets the bad ending.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: On another level entirely, he makes no appearances whatsoever in ''Hasha no Tsurugi'' (further explanation below).
* WorthyOpponent: Views humanity as such, not even having any hard feelings about the whole wiping his species out of existence.
-->"Hate? Only humans feel such preposterous emotions. We battled for survival and we lost. There was nothing more to our fight."
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: While the ''Demon Dragon'' is understandably viewed as a inhumane experiment, and horrifying weapon, to the Fire dragons such as Jahn it is a symbol of hope.

!!Idunn ''(Idoun, Idenn, Idun)''
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/idenn.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see Idunn in ''Fire Emblem Heroes'']][[quoteright:335:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/idunn_heroes.png]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Dark Priestess]]
->'''Class:''' Demon Dragon\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RisaTaneda (Japanese, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes''), Minae Noji (English, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', Uncredited)

A strange cloaked girl who is always lurking at Zephiel's side, and controls Bern's Manaketes. It's eventually deduced that she's the infamous Demon Dragon described in lore of The Scouring, whose defeat by Hartmut ended the war.

The truth of the matter is far more disturbing.
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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:She's just a puppet with Zephiel pulling the strings.]]
* ClippedWingAngel: For being a TrueFinalBoss, however, she's rather... [[AnticlimaxBoss disappointing]]. She has ''less'' HP than Jahn, and doesn't even have a ranged attack. It doesn't help that you're [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere swimming in Dragon-destroying weapons]] (which is in fact a requirement to face her in the first place). Possibly justified in that [[spoiler:she was never really meant to fight anyone]]. The "best" part? Unlike '''''every other enemy in the series''''', her stats ''don't change'' in Hard mode![[note]]Not counting that one hit point.[[/note]]
* DarkReprise: [[spoiler:"Shaman in the Dark" after she transforms]], and it was already a sad song to begin with.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: While it was unconfirmed in ''The Binding Blade'' due to official artworks having her dress be long enough to cover her feet, it was later confirmed in ''Heroes'' with her artworks showing her going around barefoot. Averted with her Spring variant in ''Heroes''.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Happened to her twice. During the Scouring, the Eight Heroes killed the leader of the dragons, resulting in Idunn blanking out and only attacking them on reflex. In the present, Zephiel ordered Idunn to continue creating war dragons even in the face of his demise and entrusted Brenya to deliver her to safety with Jahn in the Dragon's temple prior to the siege of Bern's capital. You're only given the chance to stop her if you have all the Divine Weapons and Fae intact.]]
* DummiedOut: Idunn was originally going to be a much more terrifying TrueFinalBoss, having a unique Dragonstone weapon tucked away in the game data. This "Demon Dragonstone" gave Idunn such ''blatantly ridiculous'' stat boosts that everyone not named Roy and wielding the Binding Blade can't even ''damage'' her; even units with other anti-dragon weapons are only capable of ScratchDamage at best. Since Roy's Binding Blade was subject to BreakableWeapons like everything else, if it broke in TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, defeating Idunn was [[UnwinnableByMistake almost impossible]]. The developers decided this was just a bit too much and gave her a weaker weapon instead, but they... [[AntiClimaxBoss overcompensated]].
* EmotionlessGirl: [[spoiler:As a result of being turned into a soulless weapon.]] In the best ending, [[spoiler:with her soul restored, she slowly begins to recover, starting with a laugh.]]
* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:She was a Divine Dragon who, against her will, was stripped of her soul by a rival faction of dragons and made an obedient shell with the power to [[MookMaker create artificial "war dragons" en masse]]. After the Eight Heroes killed the Dragon King, they came face to face with Idunn and were shocked to find the source of the dragons endless soldiers was a tortured child staring into space without orders to follow. Due to this and hearing rumors of her past, Hartmut held back and merely rendered Idunn unconscious with the Binding Blade, he then sealed her to prevent from creating more war dragons. Unfortunately, Zephiel not only woke Idunn from her thousand-year sleep, but discovered how to make himself her new master.]]
* FightOffTheKryptonite: The Demon Dragon does not take aggravated damage from most dragonslaying weapons, including the legendary ones. The one ([[NoKillLikeOverkill utterly absurd]]) exception is the Binding Blade.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Two of them: a blink-and-you'll-miss-it glimpse of her true form at the end of the intro, and [[spoiler:in chapter 21, Idunn very briefly shown with her cloak off when Roy sees Hartmut's memories.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:If the perfect ending is achieved by defeating her with Roy using the Binding Blade.]]
* InTheHood: Until [[spoiler:right before the final battle.]]
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:Was defeated by Hartmut, who decides to have mercy on her. Is awoken by Hartmut's descendant [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished to start causing destruction again]].]]
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Theoretically she's a wielder of dark magic. By the time you get around to fighting her, however, she just turns into a dragon.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Dark Priestess".
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: [[spoiler:The warring Dragons and later Zephiel treat Idunn as a tool to carry out their motives.]]
* MismatchedEyes: Idunn is notable for being one of the select few ''Fire Emblem'' characters with heterochromia, the others being [[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Ranulf]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Peri]].
* MookMaker: [[spoiler:She creates all of the enemy Manaketes faced during the game, excluding Jahn.]]
* NoSell:
** Her unique "Demonic Breath" ability in ''Heroes'' not only allows her to outright ignore any debuff, she actually gains 4 points in each stat sans health if she gets hit by one.
** Her Spring variant's "Zephyr Breath" in ''Heroes'', among other effects inflicted on the foe, allows her to ignore any debuffs if either she has any field stat buffs or she is within 2 spaces of an ally.
* OneWingedAngel: Par for the course.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: A "Mage/Demon Dragon," a living weapon designed to be highly resistant to magic.
* PaperTiger: Ingame this happens so badly, that even if Roy's stats were at base level (including promotion gains), [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrjZX8yBKos he could still take off 75% of her health with Dancer/Bard assistance]], due to Idunn being a ClippedWingAngel and the Binding Blade being just that uber.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In ''Heroes''.
-->"I will lead."
-->"You are in my way."
-->"By my will."
-->"Why resist?"
* PromotedToPlayable: She makes her playable debut in ''Heroes''.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:What Hartmut chose to do with her.]] Until Zephiel re-awoke her.
* TookALevelInBadass: Takes a rather large one in ''Heroes'', having now astronomical defense with skills to further raise them and disable debuffs.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:Had her ''soul taken out'' after being separated from her own people, so that her ability to create artifical war dragons could be exploited against the humans.]]
* TrueFinalBoss: If you fulfill the conditions to continue past chapter 22 (see Jahn). If not, she's TheUnfought.
* WalkingSpoiler: Idunn's role as the [[spoiler:Demon Dragon]] isn't revealed until the endgame, beforehand she was clearly important as she was always near Zephiel, but it wasn't clear why.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In ''Hasha no Tsurugi'', she makes an attention-grabbing appearance shortly before the Etrurian Army marches on Bern, and... her role in the plot is then [[LeftHanging quietly tossed out the window]] with no resolution. Furthermore, [[spoiler:the manga chooses to end Roy's subplot based on ''the bad ending of the game'' where Idunn escapes without a trace of her whereabouts]]. While this actually makes sense in the context that [[spoiler:a third party prevents Roy's group from obtaining all but one of the Divine Weapons]], and that Roy was not the main character of the manga anyway, the way it's handled leaves a bit to be desired.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
!!Mary

Wade's older sister. She's taking care of Lot's younger sister Myu.
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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She's been Lot's friend since they were kids alongside Wade. Part of the reason Lot is fighting the war is to gain money to support her so that they can settle down in peace.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Wade's foolish.

!!Myu

Lot's younger sister. She's in the care of Mary, Wade's sister.
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: She's pretty much here to serve this trope.
[[/folder]]
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[[Characters/FireEmblemTheBindingBladeNonPlayableCharacters Non-playable Characters]]
[[/index]]


-->"I will win!"
-->"I won't lose. I won't!"
-->"By my blade!"
-->"There's my opening."

to:

-->"I will win!"
-->"I
win!"\\
"I
won't lose. I won't!"
-->"By
won't!"\\
"By
my blade!"
-->"There's
blade!"\\
"There's
my opening."



* RecurringElement: The [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Jagen]], moreso than any other instance of the archetype ever.

to:

* RecurringElement: The early game prepromote CrutchCharacter in the vein of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Jagen]], moreso than any other instance of the archetype ever.



-->"Here we go!"
-->"Attack, attack!"
-->"Not gonna lose!"
-->"Fine, fine! Everything's fine!"

to:

-->"Here we go!"
-->"Attack, attack!"
-->"Not
go!"\\
"Attack, attack!"\\
"Not
gonna lose!"
-->"Fine,
lose!"\\
"Fine,
fine! Everything's fine!"



--> ''"Out of my way!"''
--> ''"Gotta keep living!"''
--> ''"Take this!"''
--> ''"I'll keep my family safe!"''

to:

--> ''"Out -->''"Out of my way!"''
-->
way!"''\\
''"Gotta keep living!"''
-->
living!"''\\
''"Take this!"''
-->
this!"''\\
''"I'll keep my family safe!"''



-->"I won't run anymore."
-->"I've made up my mind!"
-->"I promise - I'll be OK!"
-->"For the people I hold dear!"
* RecurringElement: The earlygame mage of the [[Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Merric]] archetype.

to:

-->"I won't run anymore."
-->"I've
"\\
"I've
made up my mind!"
-->"I
mind!"\\
"I
promise - I'll be OK!"
-->"For
OK!"\\
"For
the people I hold dear!"
* RecurringElement: The earlygame mage of the [[Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Merric]] archetype.



-->"Stand back!"
-->"What insolence!"
-->"Stop this at once!"
-->"Prepared to be dazzled!"

to:

-->"Stand back!"
-->"What insolence!"
-->"Stop
back!"\\
"What insolence!"\\
"Stop
this at once!"
-->"Prepared
once!"\\
"Prepared
to be dazzled!"



-->"Meet my blade."
-->"... So it begins."
-->"I will cut you down."
-->"This is a battlefield."

to:

-->"Meet my blade."
-->"...
"\\
"...
So it begins."
-->"I
"\\
"I
will cut you down."
-->"This
"\\
"This
is a battlefield."



-->"Merciless massacre!"
-->"Behold, real power!"
-->"Darkness, serve me!"
-->"Pfft! How boring!"

to:

-->"Merciless massacre!"
-->"Behold,
massacre!"\\
"Behold,
real power!"
-->"Darkness,
power!"\\
"Darkness,
serve me!"
-->"Pfft!
me!"\\
"Pfft!
How boring!" boring!"



* MetaTwist: As mentioned below, he looks a lot like he'll be filling the Camus role, but he's completely recruitable.

to:

* MetaTwist: As mentioned below, he He looks a lot like he'll be filling the Camus role, but he's completely recruitable.



* RecurringElement: He's the mercenary who, if paid enough Gold, will turn to your side, just like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Beowolf]]. Unlike his predecessor, [[AllOrNothing who will only accept 10,000 Gold and not a cent less]], Hugh is willing to compromise ([[GameplayAndStoryIntegration But will join with lower starting bases as a result]]).

to:

* RecurringElement: He's the mercenary who, if paid enough Gold, gold, will turn to your side, just like [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Beowolf]]. Unlike his predecessor, [[AllOrNothing who will only accept 10,000 Gold and not a cent less]], Hugh is willing to compromise ([[GameplayAndStoryIntegration But but will join with lower starting bases as a result]]).



* RetiredBadass: She was a former Flightleader for the Ilian pegasus knights. Unfortunately, this status takes its toll on her [[OverratedAndUnderLeveled in-game performance]].

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* RetiredBadass: RetiredBadass:
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She was a former Flightleader for the Ilian pegasus knights. Unfortunately, this status takes its toll on her [[OverratedAndUnderLeveled in-game performance]].



* RecurringElement: For this game only, Hector serves as the Cornelius Archetype, a close figure of the hero that gets killed off early with little characterization, but instilled righteous fury for the hero (Roy) to finish the job. And since his direct child is Lilina, he also became a Miloah figure to Lilina, this game's Linde. Hector would get most of his characterization in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade the prequel.]]
* SacrificialLion: He's killed a few chapters into the game as part of Bern's all-out assault, if you have known the prequel. If you just played this game, then he's a SacrificialLamb.

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* RecurringElement: For this game only, Hector serves as the Cornelius Archetype, a close figure of the hero that gets killed off early with little characterization, but instilled instills righteous fury for the hero (Roy) to finish the job. And since his direct child is Lilina, he also became a Miloah figure to Lilina, this game's Linde. Hector would get most of his characterization in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade the prequel.]]
* SacrificialLion: He's SacrificialLamb: He is introduced in Chapter 3 and is very quickly killed a few chapters off to show how tough the BigBad Zephiel is and provoke Roy. The prequel retroactively turns him into the game as part of Bern's all-out assault, if you have known the prequel. If you just played this game, then he's a SacrificialLamb.SacrificialLion.



* WorfHadTheFlu: He might have been able to fight Zephiel when he was in his prime, but that was twenty years ago and age has clearly taken its toll; and he's no longer using the Armads, having returned it to the Western Isles.

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* WorfHadTheFlu: Retroactively established due to ''The Blazing Blade''. He might have been able to fight Zephiel when he was in his prime, but that was twenty years ago and age has clearly taken its toll; and he's no longer using the Armads, having returned it to the Western Isles.


* IllGirl: Well, man. He would've led the troops himself if not for his poor health.

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* IllGirl: Well, man. IllMan: He would've led the troops himself if not for his poor health.


* IllGirl: Well, boy in this case, he seems to have eyesight troubles. [[spoiler:It's an aftereffect of the poison that almost killed him.]]

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* IllGirl: Well, boy in this case, he IllMan: He seems to have eyesight troubles. [[spoiler:It's an aftereffect of the poison that almost killed him.]]






* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Until [[spoiler: Myrddin's death]], he was this. [[spoiler:Most likely got better when Elffin revealed himself as Myrddin and returned home after the war.]]

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Until [[spoiler: Myrddin's [[spoiler:Myrddin's death]], he was this. [[spoiler:Most likely got better when Elffin revealed himself as Myrddin and returned home after the war.]]


* DoesNotLikeShoes: While it was unconfirmed in ''The Binding Blade'' due to official artworks having her dress be long enough to cover her feet, it was later confirmed in ''Heroes'' with her artworks showing her going around barefoot.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Happened to her twice. During the Scouring, the Eight Heroes killed the leader of the dragons, resulting in Idunn blanking out and only attacking them on reflex. In the present, Zephiel ordered Idenn to continue creating war dragons even in the face of his demise and entrusted Brenya to deliver her to safety with Jahn in the Dragon's temple prior to the siege of Bern's capital. You're only given the chance to stop her if you have all the Divine Weapons and Fae intact.]]

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: While it was unconfirmed in ''The Binding Blade'' due to official artworks having her dress be long enough to cover her feet, it was later confirmed in ''Heroes'' with her artworks showing her going around barefoot.
barefoot. Averted with her Spring variant in ''Heroes''.
* DragonTheirFeet: [[spoiler:Happened to her twice. During the Scouring, the Eight Heroes killed the leader of the dragons, resulting in Idunn blanking out and only attacking them on reflex. In the present, Zephiel ordered Idenn Idunn to continue creating war dragons even in the face of his demise and entrusted Brenya to deliver her to safety with Jahn in the Dragon's temple prior to the siege of Bern's capital. You're only given the chance to stop her if you have all the Divine Weapons and Fae intact.]]



* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:She was a Divine Dragon who, against her will, was stripped of her soul by a rival faction of dragons and made an obedient shell with the power to [[MookMaker create artificial "war dragons" en masse]]. After the Eight Heroes killed the Dragon King, they came face to face with Idenn and were shocked to find the source of the dragons endless soldiers was a tortured child staring into space without orders to follow. Due to this and hearing rumors of her past, Hartmut held back and merely rendered Idunn unconscious with the Binding Blade, he then sealed her to prevent from creating more war dragons. Unfortunately, Zephiel not only woke Idunn from her thousand-year sleep, but discovered how to make himself her new master.]]

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* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:She was a Divine Dragon who, against her will, was stripped of her soul by a rival faction of dragons and made an obedient shell with the power to [[MookMaker create artificial "war dragons" en masse]]. After the Eight Heroes killed the Dragon King, they came face to face with Idenn Idunn and were shocked to find the source of the dragons endless soldiers was a tortured child staring into space without orders to follow. Due to this and hearing rumors of her past, Hartmut held back and merely rendered Idunn unconscious with the Binding Blade, he then sealed her to prevent from creating more war dragons. Unfortunately, Zephiel not only woke Idunn from her thousand-year sleep, but discovered how to make himself her new master.]]



* NoSell: Her unique "Demonic Breath" ability in Heroes not only allows her to outright ignore any debuff, she actually gains 4 points in each stat sans health if she gets hit by one.

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* NoSell: NoSell:
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Her unique "Demonic Breath" ability in Heroes ''Heroes'' not only allows her to outright ignore any debuff, she actually gains 4 points in each stat sans health if she gets hit by one.one.
** Her Spring variant's "Zephyr Breath" in ''Heroes'', among other effects inflicted on the foe, allows her to ignore any debuffs if either she has any field stat buffs or she is within 2 spaces of an ally.



* TookALevelInBadass: Takes a rather large one in Heroes, having now astronomical defense with skills to further raise them and disable debuffs.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Takes a rather large one in Heroes, ''Heroes'', having now astronomical defense with skills to further raise them and disable debuffs.


* ManInWhite: As a man of the cloth.



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* ManInWhite: As befitting a bishop in the St. Elimine Church.


* AnimalMotifs: [[PanteraAwesome Big cats]]; he [[spoiler:got his scars when protecting his brother from an escaped lion]], and got the nickname "Wounded Tiger".

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* AnimalMotifs: [[PanteraAwesome [[PantheraAwesome Big cats]]; he [[spoiler:got his scars when protecting his brother from an escaped lion]], and got earned the nickname "Wounded Tiger".

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* AnimalMotifs: [[PanteraAwesome Big cats]]; he [[spoiler:got his scars when protecting his brother from an escaped lion]], and got the nickname "Wounded Tiger".


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* TheKirk: The even-headed, [[AFatherToHisMen fatherly figure]] of the FreudianTrio beween [[TheSpock Lot]] and [[TheMccoy Wade]].


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* TheMccoy: The HotBlooded member of the FreudianTrio between [[TheKirk Dieck]] and [[TheSpock Lot]].


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* TheSpock: The careful, calculating GeniusBruiser of the FreudianTrio between [[TheMccoy Lot]] and [[TheKirk Dieck]].


* GlassCannon: Fits the typical Fighter build of high Strength and HP, at the expense of every other stat. His Defense growth is actually not terrible by Fighter standards, but it's offset by his low base Defense and [[MagicallyIneptFighter non-existent Resistance]].

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* GlassCannon: Fits the typical Fighter build of high Strength and HP, at the expense of every other stat. His Defense growth is actually not terrible by Fighter standards, but it's offset by his low base Defense and [[MagicallyIneptFighter [[WeakToMagic non-existent Resistance]].

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* {{Expy}}: While being based to some degree on Marth is a common thing for Lords, Roy is probably the most direct example--they have fairly similar designs bar hair color, they both use a Rapier, and their stats and growths are borderline identical. Even Roy's late promotion that mostly provides stat boosts seems to evoke Marth, who didn't promote at all. Their respective character arcs do shake out fairly differently, though.


* WomanInWhite: She's a part of the Bern district of St. Elimine's church. She eventually also claims the title of [[RedBaron "The Saint of Bern."]]

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* WomanInWhite: RedBaron: She's a part of the Bern district of St. Elimine's church. She eventually also claims the title of [[RedBaron "The Saint of Bern."]]"


* WeaponOfChoice: In ''Heroes'', he gains the Argent Bow, a stronger Brave Bow, which has an effect that lowers the DEF of the enemy with the highest DEF at the start of his turn, making him deal more damage on that particular enemy/ies.

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* WeaponOfChoice: In Gains the Argent Bow in ''Heroes'', he gains the Argent Bow, which functions like a stronger Brave Bow, which Bow but has an less SPD penalty. An additional effect that lowers has it cutting down the DEF of the most defensive enemy with unit on the highest DEF at the start of his turn, field, making him deal the fight more damage on that particular enemy/ies.manageable for him (or for an ally).

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