The various characters of Fire Emblem Fates: Aftermath.
New Kingdom of Valla
King Corrin of Valla
The Hero of this post-game story. He's the bringer of peace between Hoshido and Nohr, slayer of Anankos, savior of the world, and (eventually) the King of the new Valla. A very kind, charismatic, social, and upbeat individual, though he can also be a bit of a dork. Is married to Azura as of Chapter 9.
The revelation that he's Anankos's son worries him greatly, and his Character Arc revolves around coming to terms with this while also handling his new responsibilities as king.
- Adorkable: Even though he and Azura are in a very serious relationship, he can still get a bit flustered and be something of a dork around her. His attempt at being romantic just before consummating his marriage falls flat, but Azura doesn't care and is just happy to be with him.
- Big Brother Instinct:
- Corrin is very protective of his adoptive little sisters, Elise and Sakura. He dislikes the thought of them going to Hoshido and Nohr as ambassadors because he won't be able to protect them.
- As soon as he learns of his relation to Lilith, he immediately takes steps to protect her from the Vallites holding a grudge against her.
- Cuddle Bug: Likes cuddling with Azura while they're in bed together.
- Dark Secret: He's actually Anankos's son. If word about this got out, it could easily ruin his efforts at rebuilding Valla as well as destroy his life.
- Divine Parentage: Corrin's father was Anankos, who was basically a dragon god.
- Flight: Corrin is able to fly by sprouting his dragon wings.
- Game-Breaking Injury: In chapter 14, Jiro takes a cheap-shot at him and impales him with a Dragonpike, nearly killing him. Corrin is rendered comatose for two months, and when he wakes up, he discovers that the Wyrmsbane has damaged his heart, and his sword arm was also broken and suffered permanent nerve damage.
- Going Native: He embraced Nohr's culture during his captivity there, and prefers to go by his Nohrian name of Corrin rather than his Vallite/Hoshidan name of Kamui.
- Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: He challenges Jiro to a duel, expecting him to adhere to Hoshidan honor and gracefully accept his defeat. This bites him in the ass big-time when upon his defeat, Jiro impales him with a Wyrmsbane pike the second Corrin turns his back, sending him into a coma and permanently crippling him. When he awakens in Chapter 15, Azura calls him out on it, telling him he has to accept that not everyone is as good-hearted as he thinks.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Corrin is a half-dragon, as his mother was human and his father was a dragon. He looks like a normal human outside of his pointed ears and somewhat slit irises, but he is able to partially or wholly transform himself into a dragon.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Played with. Many of the nations afford him proper respect now that the truth about the war with Valla is out, and the Vallite slaves he helped rescue are particularly fond of him; however, many of the Hoshidan and Nohrian lords who ended up under his reign resent and dislike this, and by proxy him.
- I Am Not My Father: Corrin's greatest fear, upon learning that Anankos was his father, is that he will someday end up as insane and evil as him. He decides to not let that happen if it's possible.
- I Have Many Names: Corrin has 3 different names due to his adoption into the Hoshidan and Nohrian royal families, and will get a fourth once he marries Azura. His original Vallite name was Kamui Rheos, his Hoshidan name was Minamoto Kamui, and his Nohrian name is Corrin Aurelius. He plans on retaking his Vallite last name when he marries Azura while retaining his Nohrian first name, so he'll also be known as Corrin Rheos.
- Nice Guy: He is unfailingly kind and patient to everyone.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: In chapter 15, his belief that Jiro would actually adhere to Hoshidan armor and take defeat gracefully is proven completely false, and nearly gets him killed. Azura even calls him out on it, lecturing him on how stupid he was to think that Jiro wouldn't pull something like that.
- Skilled, but Naïve: He's a good swordsman with dragon powers and a keen tactical mind, and personally defeated Anankos and ended his reign of terror, but he has a rather bad habit of underestimating just how evil some people can be. Best shown in chapter 15; he challenges Jiro, a Jerkass daimyo who openly hates Nohrians and has been actively plotting against him the entire time, to a duel, expecting that Jiro would actually adhere to Hoshidan armor and accept his defeat gracefully. He's proven wrong in the worst possible way when, upon being defeated, Jiro impales him with a Wyrmsbane pike the very second Corrin turns his back, sending him into a coma and very nearly killing him; Corrin survives, but suffers permanent damage to both his heart and sword arm. When he wakes up, Azura and several of his siblings chew him out over it, lecturing him on how stupid he was to think Jiro wouldn't pull off such a dirty tactic and telling him he has to accept that not everyone is as honorable and good-hearted as he thinks they are.
- Stepford Smiler: It's shown that while he faces his own share of inner turmoil and anger, he has to don a kingly mask most of the time and not let on to how troubled he is.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: Using his dragonstone, Corrin is able to completely or partially transform himself into a dragon.
Princess Azura Rheos of Valla, Nohr and Hoshido
The Deuteragonist of this post-game story and Corrin's wife. Her experiences have made her into a very aloof and stoic person with social anxiety, but when it comes down to it she does care about others. Her Character Arc revolves around her learning to be more social and expanding her circle of friends.
- Broken Bird: Her time in Nohr and Hoshido left her with a cynical outlook on the world, social anxiety, and trust issues. As a result, she's not very expressive in public and tends to avoid getting into social situations that don't involve Corrin or her sisters.
- Brutal Honesty: She's more than a bit tactless, such as when she straight-up tells Corrin she doesn't want to be queen of Valla without realizing it could be interpreted as her not wanting to marry him.
- Good Is Not Soft: She notes that Corrin would Easily Forgive the rebels. Corrin is rendered comatose by a Dragonpike to the heart, however, so the decision falls on her shoulders. They hang.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Having been alone most of her life, she really does desire companionship; however, she has a difficult time bringing herself to open up to people. She is genuinely trying to befriend Felicia and Mozu, though, and does manage to relax a bit around them.
- Innocently Insensitive: Knows her poor social skills, coldness and Brutal Honesty causes her to sometimes be a bit harsh with her words without meaning to, and tries to keep it in check.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She enjoys reading creepy or spooky stories and getting scared from them.
- The Stoic: Actively cultivates a calm, composed mask to hide her emotions from people.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Around most, she's aloof, distant, reserved, and curt. Around those she loves, she's much warmer; she's openly affectionate around Corrin and is seen giving the royal siblings a brief but heartfelt hug when they depart.
Corrin's sister, created by the insane Anankos sometime after his soul was discarded from his body. She used to work as one of his underlings, but eventually abandoned him to go help Corrin.
- Ascended Extra: She completely disappears from the narrative in the game's 'Revelation'' route, but the fic gives her a prominent role trying to atone for her past misdeeds.
- The Atoner: She deeply regrets the things she did while working for Anankos, and joined Corrin to help atone for those actions.
- Character Tics: When she gets nervous, she starts playing with her hair braid.
- Hidden Depths: Turns out she's a rather skilled artist, able to draw Anankos's human face from memory.
- Reformed, but Rejected: Lilith regrets her actions during her service under Anankos, and has done her best to make up for it by helping Corrin. While Corrin forgives her when he finds out about her past, the Vallites are not as kind and act hostile towards her.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Corrin notes that she seems sad at Anankos's death in the first chapter, which he later learns is because of her history with him.
A woman from the Ice Tribe that's one of Corrin's many retainers and the twin sister of Flora. She's a huge klutz with a knack for screwing up her chores or just being incompetent, but is slowly improving and has a good heart. Is in a relationship with Kaze.
- Bookworm: She loves to read, especially about far-off places.
- I Am Not Pretty: Felicia is not very confident about her physical appearance, considering herself only cute at best.
- An Ice Person: Has the ability to create and control ice due to being from the Ice Tribe.
- The Klutz: Known for being clumsy, which often causes her to mess up her duties. She's making progress on becoming more coordinated.
- The Medic: She has some training as a healer, which she puts to good use to treat a poisoned Lilith.
- Nice Girl: She cares about the happiness of others, and actively goes out of her way to befriend the shy Mozu and the socially-awkward Azura.
- Shipper on Deck: Teases Mozu about her relationship with Silas when they're talking in Chapter 2, and also encourages Flora to go for Jakob in Chapter 8.
A Hoshdian peasant girl whose village was destroyed by Faceless. Since she has nowhere to go after the war and made a bunch of new friends during her time in Corrin's army, she decides to settle down in the new Valla and eventually becomes Azura's retainer. Can be very shy and has some self-confidence issues. Is in a relationship with Silas.
- Humble Hero: While her self-confidence has slowly improved thanks to her relationship with Silas, she's still rather modest, and is very surprised when Azura asks her to become her retainer.
- Starting a New Life: Since her home was destroyed, she starts anew in Valla after the war is over.
- Uptown Girl: Gender Inverted. She's a Hoshidan commoner that fell in love with Silas, a noble from Nohr.
Suzukaze "Kaze" of the Saizo Clan
- In-Series Nickname: The Invisible Princess stated that his real name is Suzukaze, but he just goes by Kaze.
- Ninja: A master of stealth and user of shuriken.
- The Spymaster: One of his jobs is to run Valla's spy network and gather intel for Corrin.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: His ninja training allows him to appear seemingly out of nowhere or disappear from sight so quickly that it looks like he's teleporting. His sudden entrances in particular tend to startle others.
Corrin's Nohrian childhood friend, reunited due to the events of the war. Since his parents' estate is in the territory gifted to Corrin to help recreate Valla, he's "stuck" being Corrin's retainer. Is in a relationship with Mozu.
- Blue Blood: He comes from a Nohrian noble family.
- First-Name Basis: Silas is not bound to using honorifics around Corrin due to their friendship.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Defied. Silas worries that, between he and Mozu hailing from not just different countries, but different social statuses, his parents will disapprove of their relationship. He privately vows that he'll elope with her if that happens, only for his parents to be completely fine with them anyway.
- Uptown Girl: Gender Inverted. He's a Nohrian noble that fell in love with Mozu, who's a Hoshidan commoner. Her social status partially fuels his fear that his parents won't approve of her.
- You Are Too Late: He is unable to defeat Haitaka fast enough to prevent him from executing his father out of spite.
A butler that has served Corrin as one of his retainers ever since his days at the Northern Fortress. Very competent at his job, takes his duties seriously (to the point of being a workaholic), and viciously loyal to his liege.
- I Have No Son!: Inverted. He, like the other Northern Fortress servants, considered Gunter a father figure. After Gunter's betrayal, Jakob speaks to him only long enough to say he's dead to him.
- Oblivious to Love: Felicia says he's too dense to realize that Flora loves him, a fact that is obvious to other people.
- Undying Loyalty: He lives and breaths to serve Corrin.
- Workaholic: While everyone else rests after the fight against Anankos, he continues to do his normal duties. Corrin suspects that Jakob even ignored his suggestion to find time for a break.
A woman from the Ice Tribe that's one of Corrin's retainers and Felicia's twin sister. A lot more competent than her sister when it comes to being a maid and overall more composed, though she's less talented at combat.
- An Ice Person: Like Felicia, she has the ability to create ice due to being from the Ice Tribe.
- The Atoner: She regrets her betrayal of Corrin during the war, so she's sticking around in Valla to serve him and make up for it.
- Everyone Can See It: Apparently Felicia and Corrin have been aware of her feelings for Jakob for years.
The chamberlain of the Royal House of Valla, originally employed during Arete's reign and rehired by Corrin. He's among the many Vallites that survived Anankos's rule, though he was also among those kept captive as the dragon's playthings and fodder. He's usually a calm, professional, and polite person.
- FaceHeel Turn: Out of fear of Corrin transforming into a berserk dragon like his father before him, Nestor betrays him to Jiro.
- Jade-Colored Glasses: Nestor isn't the most optimistic person due to his experiences as one of Anankos's captives. He's initially suspicious of Corrin and Azura when they appear to free the slaves, asking for proof of their intentions, and has a hard time buying that Lilith is reformed.
- The Jeeves: Composes himself as perfectly polite and well-mannered, has served two generations of Vallite royalty, offers Corrin emotional support and advice, and is competent enough that Corrin's comfortable with entrusting him to the majority of castle duties during his brief sojourn around Valla.
- Old Retainer: He's in his mid-forties and served Azura's mother.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He's a pretty composed person, but seeing Lilith causes him to lose his temper and shout.
Diamyo Tanaka Jiro
A Hoshdian nobleman whose estate was within the territory that Ryoma gifted to Corrin. Incredibly racist, he resents Corrin due to his obvious preference to his Nohrian upbringing and plots with Laurel to assassinate him.
- Asshole Victim: In chapter 15, Azura orders him hanged with the other rebels. Considering what a racist Jerkass and Smug Snake Jiro is, and the fact that he was a Dirty Coward and Sore Loser who attacked Corrin when his back was turned, he really had it coming.
- Dirty Coward: When he loses a duel to Corrin, Jiro spits all over Hoshidan honor and runs him through with a Dragonpike the instant Corrin turns his back.
- Everyone Has Standards: He hates the idea of being under Corrin's rule, but he also knows that talking about anything resembling treason is a very bad idea. The delicate conversation he has with Laurel only continues because she knows that Corrin is Anankos's son, and that information could feasibly be used to remove Corrin.
- Fantastic Racism: He freaking hates Nohrians, and considers Corrin to be nothing but a sell-out.
- Hate Sink: Since fellow antagonist Laurel is a Well-Intentioned Extremist with a Dark and Troubled Past, Jiro is written to be the unlikable antagonist that receives scorn from readers. He's a racist jerk that's self-serving and opportunistic with an inflated sense of self-worth.
- Jerkass: He's openly rude to Corrin during his visit and is racist towards Nohrians.
- Opportunistic Bastard: He doesn't really have a plan to dethrone Corrin, and is just assisting Laurel's for a chance to seize the throne of Valla for himself.
- Smug Snake: He has an inflated sense of self-importance and honestly thinks he could take on Corrin in a fight, but it's pretty clear that he's not as relevant or skilled as he thinks he is.
- Sore Loser: Hoshidan honor demands gracefully admitting defeat after losing a duel. Jiro does not do Hoshidan honor. Corrin gets Dragonpiked in the back for his trouble.
A mysterious woman that is heavily implied to have been one of Anankos's spies. She knows of Corrin's relation to the mad dragon god and, fearing for the future and safety of the new Valla, seeks to dethrone him and put Azura back in power.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Laurel lost everything when Anankos took over Valla and became one of his servants to ensure her survival.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants Corrin gone and conspires to dethrone him, but she's only doing so because she believes it's in the best interest of the future of Valla.
An elderly Nohrian knight who was one of Corrin's retainers, but was tempted to betray him by Anankos. While he decides to leave Corrin's service after the war ends and Valla is founded, he still provides Corrin with indirect and anonymous aid.
- The Atoner: Gunter is unable to forgive himself for what he did during the war, so he does his best to indirectly assist Corrin from the shadows as a form of atonement.
- But Now I Must Go: Once again, he decides to leave after all is said and done since he worries about the negative effects his presence might have on Corrin's image. However, this time he agrees to keep in touch with Corrin.
- Old Retainer: Gunter is quite old, but he's still capable of fighting.
- Parental Substitute: He basically raised Corrin, Jakob, Felicia, and Flora while they stayed in the Northern Fortress. Corrin considers Gunter to be his father, and it's implied Jakob feels the same way even if he doesn't show it.