This page covers the Hoshidan retainers and other characters who join the player in the Birthright campaign of Fire Emblem Fates.
One of Ryoma's retainers. The polar opposite of his younger brother, Kaze; hes hot-blooded and easily fired up. While Kaze follows the Avatar regardless, Saizo is only an ally during Birthright and Revelation. Despises sweets more than anything. His birthday is October 2nd.
Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki (Japanese), Ben Diskin (English)
- Achilles' Heel: Despite being a (Master) Ninja, he has a particularly low magic resistance.
- After Action Patch Up:
- If he supports with Azura, this trope is vital to their potential relationship. Azura rips her skirt to dress a wound on his leg despite him openly saying he doesn't trust her, and in the process Saizo catches sight of a very ugly scar she has...
- The same happens in his supports with Sakura. She stumbles across him fleeing enemy soldiers, badly wounded, and ignores his insistence that she leave him to heal his wounds and help him escape.
- Aloof Big Brother: As the elder brother, he's somewhat distant from Kaze, and doesn't tell him about how he lost his eye- in an attempt to avenge their father's death- until Kaze confronts him and challenges him to a duel during their Rank B event. Kaze also says that Kagero is probably closer to Saizo than he is.Kaze: I don't think my brother and I are as close as other siblings seem to be.
- Amicable Exes: With Kagero. They often disagree, and broke up for the sake of their duties, but they do get along, and ultimately can rekindle their relationship.
- Badass Baritone: Has a deep voice fitting into his manly nature as a ninja. This is more noticeable in the English dub, where Ben Diskin gives Saizo his distinct Guttural Growler voice.
- Badass Boast: Makes a few throughout the game, though special mention goes to his opening quote in the Boo Camp DLC when in a fight;Saizo: I will cut you down and become the powerful retainer my liege deserves. Know the name of your doom: Saizo the Fifth!
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Hoshido females (except for Reina and Scarlet), as well as the Nohr characters Charlotte and Beruka in Revelation.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Despite Saizo's short-temper and being cold towards people, he can soften up if you are nice to him, as evident with his support conversations with Sakura and Mozu.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: He has this dynamic with most of his potential wives, due to his abrasive personality, but special mention goes to his supports with Charlotte in Revelation.
- Blood Oath: He apparently performed one while pledging Undying Loyalty to Ryoma.
- Big Brother Instinct: To Kaze - he explains to Kaze that he never told him about what happened in Mokushu because he didn't want Kaze to carry the same burden of guilt as he does.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He is very confident in his skills. In chapter 8 of Revelation, he mocks the Avatar and their party for thinking they stand a chance against him.[when entering the Arena]: "I can't wait to get in there. There's no way that I'll lose a battle in a place like this."
[after winning in the Arena]: "That was the only possible outcome."
- Bond One-Liner: Delivers one to Kotaro if he kills him during Birthright Chapter 10, Conquest Chapter 17, or Revelation Chapter 11.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: He can be the Brooding Man to either Sakura or Mozu's Gentle Girl: he lets the first heal his injuries and later gets flustered in his attempts to reward her, and also explains his desire for a peaceful life to the second as they eat together.
- Brutal Honesty: To say he doesn't mince words is an understatement, being as straightforward about his opinions as he is devoted to his job. Of special note are his Supports with Laslow and Felicia, where he says straight to their faces that he thinks them a hopeless dandy and a ditzy excuse for a maid respectively and finds it ludicrous they managed to become royal retainers.(To Felicia) Many people have told me that you're a shockingly bad cook, for a maid. I wouldn't feed what's on that tray to a dog.
(To Laslow) I don't like you. Why did Prince Xander choose a fop like you as his retainer?
- Cain and Abel: Will become this with Kaze in Conquest.
- Childhood Friend Romance: He and Orochi met when they were young teenagers, so if they score they'll play the trope to the hilt.
- Chick Magnet: He's less clueless about it than Kaze is, but Saizo attracts a decent amount of attention from the ladies, ranging from a canon former relationship with Kagero to Oboro claiming he'd be attractive if he just dressed better.
- Curtains Match the Window: It's slightly difficult to see unless you're in the My Room/Private Quarters feature, but Saizo's hair and eyes are the exact same shade of red.
- Cutscene Power to the Max: In an early cutscene in Revelation, he begins to perform what appears to be a Suicide Attack on the Avatar, and starts to emanate flames from his body. He's incapable of ever performing such a feat during gameplay.
- This cutscene may be a representation of his personal skill, Pyrotechnics, which damages both Saizo and his enemy when Saizo initiates combat with less than half his health remaining. Likewise, it's not possible to use in-game because that would entail the player permanently killing him themselves and throwing out a perfectly-functional unit.
- Deadpan Snarker: Leans towards the dry side of wit. One of his first lines in Birthright is a sarcastic response when Kaze asks if he's joking about Ryoma going missing.Saizo: Yes, I'm well known for my japes, aren't I?
- Disabled Love Interest: To many of the First Generation women in Hoshido, Felicia, Mozu, a Female Avatar, Charlotte and Beruka.
- Disappointed in You: He harshly scolds Kaze in Conquest for siding with Nohr to serve Corrin, but he still admits he'd hoped he'd never have to meet his brother on the battlefield.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: In his Supports with Kagero, she talks about his nasty treatment of the new recruits. The first thing he says to them is to "Be prepared to sacrifice your life for your liege", and later on puts them under unnecessary risk for a mission. It's implied that he does this in part because he believes only people who know these harsh risks and are still willing to do it should be taking these roles.
- Enemy Mine:
- Despite being on opposing sides of the war, he decides to assist the Avatar's forces in Chapter 17 of Conquest in order to defeat Kotaro of Mokushu, the killer of his and Kaze's father, and to rescue his partner and best friend, Kagero. He later admits in Chapter 25 that he hoped they wouldn't cross paths again.
- In Revelation, Saizo once again teams up with the Avatar while still distrusting them in order to rescue Kagero, but this time the alliance lasts.
- Every Scar Has a Story: The supports with Kaze explain where he got the massive scar over his right eye: He tried to attack the ruler of the Principality of Mokushu and his entourage for causing the death of his and Kaze's father, the former Saizo, but failed and lost his eye in the process.
- Eye Scream: Is blind in his right eye due to a scar obtained while attempting to kill the ruler of the Principality of Mokushu for the death of his father, the previous Saizo. In his critical animation he actually opens his right eye wide enough so the player can see its milky whiteness due to cataracts forming.
- Face of a Thug: A downplayed example, but due to his stern nature, Laslow calls him a "scary guy" in a mask in their Revelation supports.
- Fear of Thunder: In his Supports with Orochi, it's revealed Saizo used to have a fear of the supernatural (or at least of ill omens), such as what he got from Orochi's fortune-telling when they first met as kids - to the point that Orochi accused Saizo of nearly wetting himself at the sight of her. He outgrew it as he got older, though he still remains wary of fortune-telling - or at least of Orochi.
- Fiery Redhead: His dark red hair matches his Hot-Blooded personality very, VERY nicely.
- Is this, to a degree, to Flora. Both have a twin sibling who joins in all 3 paths (Kaze and Felicia), but both Flora and Saizo can only be recruited in two of the 3 paths (Both of them in Revelation, Saizo only in Birthright and Flora only in Conquest). They also set themselves on fire in two of the paths for specific reasons, Flora out of despair, Saizo doing this as a self-destructive move to kill himself and the Avatar. And how these are handled are quite different: Saizo gets talked out of killing himself by Kaze and Sakura, while Flora refuses to stop and dies in front of Felicia, saddening her. Saizo even has a flame motif to contrast Flora's ice one.
- Also foils Laslow/Inigo. Both are extremely loyal and decidedly-handsome male retainers of the eldest prince, who tend to mask their inner insecurities with others. However, Laslow's a cheerful skirt-chasing dandy whose mask is metaphorical, whereas Saizo's a stoic ninja with a bad temper, a literal mask over his expressions and simply doesn't talk about himself. Unsurprisingly, they're each other's Friendship Supports in Revelations.
- Can also be this to Jakob. Both are royal retainers who hail from prestigious families, are undyingly loyal, have trouble bonding with their sons and are generally stoic, cold or foul-tempered with anyone who's not their respective liege. The difference is that Saizo's position was a tradition that his family supported and encouraged, whereas Jakob ended up a servant when abandoned by his highborn parents.
- Freudian Excuse: His B-Support with Beruka reveals why he was so slow to trust the Avatar or Nohrians in general: because Saizo himself has played the role of the spy, having seen an entire noble Nohrian family turn on each other for the murder of their head that he killed himself, which is something he regretted for a long time.
- His overall hostile nature can also be explained that Saizo carries around a lot of guilt and shame over the death of his father and failing to avenge him, leading to becoming blinded in one eye, which is something he didn't even share with his brother, because he didn't want Kaze to be burdened by the truth.
- Handicapped Badass: He's completely blinded in one eye, but this does not hinder him in the battlefield.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Zig-zagged. Unlike Kaze and Kagero, Saizo is loud and tends to shout dramatically in battle, though it could be argued that a battlefield is not always the time or place to bother with overt stealth. However, when Saizo is doing actual ninja work, he can be just as stealthy as Kaze and Kagero, if not more-so. For instance, it takes a long time for the Avatar to either sense or locate him in their C through A-Supports even with their Super Senses, and he can take sips of soup in his B-support with Charlotte without her even noticing him at all.
- Hidden Depths: His supports with Mozu shed a bit of light on his early years, such as him coming from a village located in the mountains and how he actually appreciates a quiet, peaceful life.
- Hot-Blooded: Gets easily fired up.
- I Was Just Passing Through: Inverted; he justifies his Enemy Mine with Corrin in Conquest Chapter 17 by claiming they were just passing through. It's not really true: Kagero was a hostage and he has an It's Personal grudge to Kotaro for killing his and Kaze's father.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Saizo has more balanced growths than the other Ninjas like the Fragile Speedster Kaze and the Glass Cannon Kagero. This does come at a cost of lower speed growth. See Mighty Glacier below.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He tends to point out some harsh but true facts in a few of his Supports, such as commenting in Felicia's support when she tries to bring him food that she is a terrible cook, woefully inept at being a maid and that her ice powers would make her far more useful to the army than her non-existent domestic abilities ever could.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In contrast to his brother Kaze, Saizo has a much more blunt nature and is quite nasty to people he distrusts. That said, however, he is capable of being nice to others, as shown in his supports with Mozu.
- Killed Off for Real: While it can be avoided if the players defeat Ryoma fast enough, he can possibly die in Conquest alongside Ryoma and Kagero.
- Legacy Character: The heads of his family all inherit the mantle name Saizo, him being the fifth of his line.
- Love Confession:I guess I can't be shy around you anymore, eh? I promise to tell you everything.
- Magic Knight: Saizo has decent Strength and Magic growths, allowing him to use magic weapons (like the Flame Shuriken) effectively alongside normal ones.
- Married to the Job: He broke off his relationship with Kagero some time before the game so he could effectively serve Ryoma. The player can choose to have them rekindle their relationship and get married.
- MayDecember Romance: If he (probably in his early/mid 20's) achieves an S Support with Sakura or Mozu (both in their mid teens) and maybe an Avatar with the "young girl" model (around the same age, if a little older).
- The Needs of the Many: Saizo accepts and implores that a few lives (even his own) are worth sacrificing in war if it means victory in the long run.
- No Place for Me There: If he marries Beruka, he recognizes in her a kindred spirit, and that the world Corrin hopes to build will have no role for professional murderers like them. So it would be best if they retired to an out-of-the-way retreat to live out their lives together in peace.
- Not So Above It All: He tries to be serious and no-nonsense, and manages to do so more often than not, but people like Oboro, Sakura and especially Setsuna can defy that in rather... hilarious manners. One such instance is his being dumbstruck, if not outright horrified, at Setsuna's being so scatterbrained that the Princess she's supposed to serve actually takes care of her instead. Another is during the Child Scramble DLC if he married the Female Avatar and had Kana as his son, with Saizo nearly having a panic attack when the latter finds his observation journals on the Avatar from before they got married.
- One-Hit Kill: Can learn Lethality if promoted to Master Ninja, giving him a chance to instantly kill an enemy regardless of how much HP they have.
- Opposites Attract: In the case of many S Supports, though Felicia's stands out readily - she is clumsy, scatterbrained, poor at domestic tasks, hates fighting and soft-hearted in contrast to Saizo's precise, organized, highly-skilled, combat-preferential and pragmatic nature. Even their elemental affinities clash, Saizo being very skilled in pyrotechnics while Felicia is a daughter of the Ice Tribe.
- Palette Swap: As per the usual red-and-green-Cavalier duo tradition (albeit swapped with ninjas this time), his default class line is red to Kaze's green.
- Pet the Dog: Is very kind and sweet to Mozu and Sakura during their supports.
- During his B Support with Laslow, they decide to have a contest over who can get the most compliments from strangers. Despite his personality, Saizo wins by a landslide and Laslow gets so frustrated he starts to cry. Saizo then decides to call off the contest.
- Playing with Fire: Wields a Flame Shuriken when fought in Conquest. Additionally, his personal skill, Pyrotechnics, damages both Saizo and his enemy when Saizo initiates combat with less than half his health remaining.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:"...Weak."
"You've breathed your last!"
- Polar Opposite Twins: With his younger brother. They form a Red Oni, Blue Oni pair. Gameplay-wise, one always joins you, the other only joins you on a specific path. Saizo is the latter.
- Rated M for Manly: To the point that he doesn't like eating sweets.
- Real Men Hate Sugar: He's said to really dislike anything sweet. Which is rather funny since his son Asugi has a huge Sweet Tooth and how he shows his gratitude to Sakura whom he can potentially marry and have Asugi with in their supports... by bringing her the sweets she loves so much. Unlike most examples, he doesn't hate them to make any kind of point, but because they genuinely make him ill. He'd actually rather keep his distaste for them a secret from others.
- Recurring Element: The red knight to Kaze's green. Only this time, they're ninjas instead of horse riders.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Kaze is the blue to his red, with Kagero as their mediator. Their epitaphs allude to this as the Easygoing, Angry, and Traditional Ninjas respectively.
- Rescue Romance:
- With Sakura. In a twist, she is the one who rescues him when she heals him after he's almost fatally injured and then helps him get away from the enemies pursuing him.
- He and Azura rescue each other in their B support, with him shielding her from an attack and her ripping her clothes to dress the wound. It also changes their interactions completely, since up until then he did not trust her.
- Rugged Scar: Has a slash over his right eye, rendering it unusable, though it doesn't seem to hinder him in combat.
- Second Love: He and Kagero dated in the past, but drifted apart due to their duties. Any other woman Saizo achieves an S-Support with will essentially be this.
- Self-Immolation: Attempts this as a Suicide Attack on the Avatar in Chapter 8 of Revelation after losing to them. Unlike Flora, who keeps letting herself burn to the point of dying, he gets talked out of doing this by Kaze and Sakura.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Saizo is the "manly man" to Kaze and Laslow's "sensitive guy."
- While him and Kaze's colors are obviously fulfilling the archetype of the cavalier duo (except this time as ninjas), it couldn't have been a coincidence that they're brothers and Saizo, the older one, is red.
- Possibly not intentionally, but Saizo is a no-nonsense ninja that's Not So Above It All with some of the younger characters, lost his eye on a mission that also gave him a vertical scar over said eye, and keeps his face mask on at all times. He keeps that second eye closed until he gets serious in combat, then he opens it. Though unlike Kakashi, Saizo's eye is actually blind.
- Sibling Team: Can be this with Kaze on the Birthright and Revelation paths.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: He's passionate and gruff while Kaze is easygoing and polite.
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: This is how his relationship with Charlotte plays out if they get married.
- Stalker Without a Crush: His support with the Avatar has him watching them closely because they grew up in Nohr. However, if the Female Avatar reaches S-Support with him, he states that he began to realize his feelings for her while tailing her. To his credit, though, he makes the decision to stop tailing her in their A-Rank, and even admits to being embarrassed about it. However, in the Child Scramble DLC, Kana finds Saizo's observation notes and learns he still wrote a lot about her even after that, the journal detailing how cute he found her, the number of times she smiled a day and what kinds of smiles they were - even how nice her scent was.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Comes with being a ninja. He pulls this on Charlotte in their A and B-Supports, going as far as managing to taste the soup she was making before she can even blink.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Boasts of his "mastery of explosives" before his first fight in Conquest. He backs this up with his personal skill, Pyrotechnics.
- Taking You with Me: Attempts to take the Avatar with him after he loses in chapter 8 of Revelation by setting himself on fire. Sakura and Kaze arrive and convince him not to do it.
- His own personal skill lets him do something like this, damaging nearby enemies and himself when his health is at half or lower.
- The Sleepless: States during the the "Ghostly Gold" DLC that a night without sleep is nothing to him, even implying he's gone as long as five whole days without sleeping.
- Tsundere: A Type A; he's serious and impulsive but if someone says the right words, he can get very flustered and/or emotional.
- Trademark Favorite Food: In his Fish food tile line and his supports with Mozu, he explains that he likes seafood and fish. He's specifically fond of a boiled fish recipe with mushrooms and spices that's a sort-of trademark from his village, so he associates it with "home".
- Tragic Bigot: In a sense. He doesn't trust Azura due to her Nohrian heritage, but he's well aware of how much Ryoma cares for her and that he would no doubt be punished severely if his distrust was ever discovered, so he doesn't attack her directly but does let her know that he's not too fond of her. Still, if his support chain with Azura is pursued until at least level B, they discuss such issues and he does come to trust them.
- Troll: It doesn't show up much, but his supports with Charlotte in the third route have him continually troll her throughout, consisting of many Stealth Hi/Byes up to, and including drinking some soup she was making before she can even blink.
- Undying Loyalty: His loyalty to Ryoma is second to none and, unlike his brother, he does not defect. In Revelation, where he does joins the Avatar well before Ryoma does, he states in Chapter 13 of that route that he is still loyal to Ryoma - and that said loyalty is in fact the reason he's working to stop Ryoma entering a needless conflict with Nohr, even though it takes a couple of chapters for Saizo join.Saizo: ... My loyalty lies with you and you alone. However I feel that you are blinded to the real enemy among us... I do not think I am betraying you now. My actions will show you...
- What the Hell, Hero?: In Revelation, like Yukimura, he's outraged that Kaze and Sakura want to join the Avatar after their actions indirectly brought tragedy to Hoshido. Unlike Yukimura, who ultimately caves in and gives Sakura his blessing, he's still noticeably cold towards his brother over his decision. (Though he does tell him to be careful, in his own way.)
- Working with the Ex: In his B support with Kagero, it's revealed that the two were once lovers, but left each other after making a vow to protect only Ryoma. However, they can get back together if they reach S Support.
- Your Favorite: In his B-support with Sakura, he brings her a box of her favorite sweets as thanks for her healing a serious injury he got in battle.
A Ninja who works with the reckless Saizo as one of Ryoma's retainers, often having to restrain her counterpart. Calm and rational, and has a surprising passion for painting despite not being good at it. The best diary-keeper. Her birthday is July 26th.
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (Japanese), Sarah Blandy (English)
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Pretty much a perfect fit for this, though her hair is more a very dark brown than solid black. She and Orochi even lampshade this in their supports, regarding her having something of a "doom and gloom" personality that makes her come across as unflappable to all. This is even true if the male Avatar walks in on her in the hot springs, her first reaction being to ask if there's an emergency he needs her for rather than get mad or kick him out.
- Ambidextrous Sprite: While this is the case for pretty much every character portrait in the game, it's especially noticeable with Kagero whose hair will magically switch sides on her face depending on which side of the screen her portrait is on.
- Amicable Exes: With Saizo. They often disagree, and broke up for the sake of their duties, but they do get along, and ultimately can rekindle their relationship.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: While she's certainly a competent retainer, her warped aesthetics bleed down into just about everything she does, with a sense of foreboding gloom being infused in the images she paints, the arrangements she puts flowers in and even the food she cooks and tea she brews.
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Male Avatar, Jakob, Silas, and any of the Hoshido males (except Yukimura and Izana), as well as the Nohr characters Odin and Arthur in Revelation.
- Blue Oni: Relatively to Saizo's red in every route. But she's really more of a mediator between Kaze's Blue and Saizo's Red. Their epitaphs allude to this as the Easygoing (Kaze), Angry (Saizo), and Traditional (Kagero) Ninjas.
- Body Guard Crush: With either a Male Avatar or Ryoma should she reach S support with either of them.
- Boobs of Steel: She has one of the biggest, if not the biggest bust of the game's females (at least on the Hoshido side), and an exceedingly high Strength growth — by far the highest of all the Hoshidan characters, and in fact the highest in the game at 65% (the next highest being Effie and Keaton at 60%). She is also shown to rival Rinkah in terms of raw physical strength, and is implied to be the strongest of Hoshido's female retainers.
- Brutal Honesty: In her supports with Takumi, after suggesting that Takumi meditate under the waterfall, she mentions that Ryoma didn't question or complain about her suggestion. She later apologizes, but Takumi doesn't hold it against her, saying he appreciates her honesty.
- Crippling Overspecialization: There are two stats that Kagero has extremely good growth at: Strength and Speed. This makes her an extreme Glass Cannon, as her other stats, especially defensive stats, are less than impressive.
- She also has this problem in Heroes. Her poison dagger is deadly against infantry but it really suffers when facing anything else since the weapon has low might and doesn't inflict its massive debuff against non-infantry units.
- Custom Uniform: Her Master Ninja outfit is skimpier than the usual variant for females. In addition, her default uniform is a dusty peach color.
- Diary: As revealed in her roster description, she keeps a personal diary in the style of a picture-book, illustrated with her own drawings.
- Distress Ball: In every route she is caught by Kotaro of Mokushu. In Birthright she gets rescued after the group kills Kotaro and she joins that chapter; in Conquest, she's rescued by the Avatar and Saizo but later is seen as an enemy; and in Revelation, once she's rescued she, Reina, Orochi and Saizo join the group.
- Foil: With Peri. Both are the female retainers of their kingdom's crown prince, come from distinguished lineages (Peri's family is nobility while Kagero's has a history of service to the royalty). Both are actually rather attractive brawlers (Kagero being Ms. Fanservice in her ninja outfit while Peri's a Hidden Buxom under the armor), they can kill on a moment's notice if ordered, they style their hair over one eye and they have their own touches of madness in them. However, one is an armored horseback-rider who revels in fighting up-front and has a very impulsive childlike personality, while the other's a stealth-oriented ninja who is largely calm, composed and does nothing without orders. Their biggest difference is how the warped parts of their minds express themselves - Kagero's is her abstract sense of aesthetics, while Peri's is murderous psychotic rage.
- Freudian Excuse: The reason why she works so hard as revealed in her A support with the Avatar is that she had to work in place of her crippled brother.
- Friendly Address Privileges: If she achieves an S rank with Takumi and becomes his wife, she drops the "Lord" from his name.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Rinkah. The two bond as they push their limits against each other trying to find out which of them is the strongest.
- Glass Cannon: A classic example. She has really high strength and speed, but almost no HP or Defense.
- Giftedly Bad: Her taste and style in art is unusual, to say the least, but in her supports with Arthur she's talented enough to sell them for quite a price, despite that, with Subaki denoting that it being unusual might be what makes it artsy. It even works its way down into how she arranges flowers and makes tea, as revealed in her supports with Silas.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Orochi are very close friends, with more than one trace of Romantic Two-Girl Friendship.
- Killed Off for Real: While it can be avoided if the Avatar finishes Ryoma fast enough, she can possibly die in Conquest along with Saizo just before Ryoma dies himself.
- Lady of War: She's a serious and cool-headed kunoichi with a reserved and calm manner of speaking, and her supports with Silas reveal that she is from a noble family and has many high-brow hobbies like flower-arrangement, painting, and the tea ceremony. Her supports with the Avatar also reveal that, before she served Ryoma, she was one of Queen Mikoto's retainers and thus had spent the majority of her life serving the Hoshidan royal family.
- Last Girl Wins: From a gameplay standpoint, at any rate. If the Avatar is male, she's the last generally eligible bachelorette to join the party in the Birthright route, and thus qualifies for nearly all of the Hoshidan men. She plays this fully straight with Silas, Hayato, and Jakob (if the Avatar is female; if male, Jakob joins after her and meets all of the women at the same time), having no storyline connections with any of them.
- Legacy of Service: Her family has served the Hoshidan royal clan for generations, with Kagero herself having served two of Hoshido's crown rulers; the first being Queen Mikoto, and the second being Ryoma after Mikoto's death.
- Lethal Chef: Zig-zagged. Just like with art and making tea, Kagero's strange sense of foreboding aesthetics make their way into the food she cooks as well. However, in the MyCastle Mess Hall, she's in the "Elegant Flair" tier, the same as Kaden and Selkie. This implies that she's not so much a bad chef; her food just looks strange.
- Love Confession:To tell you the truth, I love you, too... I'll never be a traditional wife... but I'll keep you safe for the rest of our lives.
- Love Epiphany: To Ryoma in their S-support.
- The Madness Place: It's revealed in her supports with Arthur that her room doubles as her art studio, and as such is rather disorganized with clusters of either paintings or painting supplies to use in creating her abstract works.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her tunic makes a point of showing off her ample cleavage and shapely legs. Azama even points this out in their Japanese C support - and later on in Azama's English supports. Explained in-universe as being to ensure as little restriction in movement as possible, though this still doesn't explain the boobs.
- New Old Flame: With Saizo if they reach S support. They were lovers in the past, but split up so they could put Ryoma first and foremost.
- Nightmare Fuel: In-universe, her artistic endeavors inevitably come across as ominous and frightening to others.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: She comes off as a very normal and serious person, but every piece of art she tries to put together ends up looking dark and disturbing, even when she's trying to draw something completely mundane. Even she seems to have no idea why all of her art turns out like this.
- Not So Above It All: In her supports with Odin, she genuinely seems to believe that Odin's magic can bring her "silkwyrm" painting to life, going as far as collecting a bunch of random ingredients for him so that he can perform the ritual. Likewise, in Setsuna's supports, she shares her partner Saizo's frustrations at trying to teach the former how to be a proactively-competent retainer.
- One-Hit Kill: Can learn Lethality if promoted to Master Ninja.
- Opposites Attract: The quiet, secretly quirky and aloof Kagero can be paired with the cheerful, loud and openly eccentric Odin in Revelation.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Her long bangs conceal her right eye. This parallels Saizo, whose only visible eye is also the left one.
- Powerful, but Inaccurate: Her low Skill growth means that she will barely be able to hit anything, but when she hits, it is going to hurt.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"This won't miss!"
"You're already dead!"
"You've breathed your last!"
"I will take care of you!"
- Settle for Sibling: Even though she dated Saizo in the past, she can be paired with his brother Kaze.
- Skewed Priorities: In the more humorous episodes, she displays a willingness to lay down her life to benefit Ryoma in utterly asinine ways such as getting him a vacation ("Beach Brawl") or candy ("The Land's Bounty" in Heroes).
- Stalker Without a Crush: Perhaps a little too dedicated to her protection of the Avatar as a bodyguard, but unlike Saizo with a Female Avatar in his S Support, she shows absolutely no romantic interest even in hers; She's actually surprised when a Male Avatar proposes to her, although she accepts happily.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Comes with being a ninja. She does this a few times with the Avatar in their Supports, and Takumi even lampshades it in his own Support with her.
- Stern Teacher: Acts as one in contrast to Saizo's Drill Sergeant Nasty, being strict but never unfair - as shown in her Supports with Setsuna, displaying exasperation but never the bewildered horror her partner does.
- Stronger Than They Look: In her supports with Rinkah, she's strong enough to tie in sumo wrestling with her, despite not looking anywhere near as visibly ripped.
- Think Nothing of It: Helping her comrades or serving her lord is as natural as breathing to her, seeing no reason to be praised or given preferential treatment. This is evident in several supports such as Kaden's and especially Ryoma's, in which where she is so unaccustomed to luxuries such as a quality meal - let alone a free one - that she can't make a decision on what she'd even ask for.
- True Art Is Angsty: Many have commented how her art is outright frightening to look at, only for her to explain that her pieces are simply dogs or cats. Somehow she thinks that.
- Undying Loyalty: To Ryoma, her and Saizo's lord. It can potentially go into Subordinate Excuse, if the player pursues their whole support chain.
- Unexpected Inheritance: In her A Support with the Avatar, Kagero reveals the role of royal retainer would have originally gone to her elder brother, but he was born frail and thus unable to perform the duties required of a royal servant. This led to Kagero getting the job in his place for the sake of preserving their family's honor, though her brother felt guilty about his weakness deciding her future for her.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Surprisingly considering she's a ninja. Her strength and speed are very high but her skill is somewhat lacking, especially compared to Kaze or Saizo. This gets worked into her supports too, where she's strong enough to match Rinkah in Sumo Wrestling of all things, but so bad at art, cooking, and flower-arranging that she can actually harm her allies with them.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: In her Love Confession she says she'll keep Corrin safe for the rest of their lives.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Has this in her S-support with Ryoma.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the Boo Camp DLC, she claims to be uneasy around the undead.
- Working with the Ex: She and Saizo are Ryoma's personal retainers, and former lovers. They can get back together if they reach S-Support.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: While Kagero doesn't evoke the concept as much as Mikoto does, she has several traits related to it. She's darkhaired, pale, pretty, very dedicated to her work and duty, was raised in a rather traditional environment (to the point she's actually not used to having any luxuries despite serving royalty), and is skillful in traditionally Japanese arts like ikebana and tea ceremony.
A healer and one of Hinokas retainers. He's sociable and has a mild personality. Upon first glance, he appears to be some kind of clergyman one can learn from; however, he is aloof from the world, questioning and thinking about menial things and sometimes shows his sharp tongue. The hardest to make cry. His birthday is September 9th.
Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (Japanese), Matthew Mercer (English)
- After Action Patch Up: With Effie in Revelation, after she gets injured shielding him in their C support. He later patches her up again in their B and A supports, when she's wounded protecting others. In the S one, it goes into mutual Rescue Romance.
- An Aesop: In his supports with Felicia, Azama finds that some hard work can actually be rewarding once you get into a pattern of accomplishing things, much to his surprise.
- Apathetic Citizens: He's never eager to interfere when bad things happen, even to himself. Played for laughs when Azama concludes he is not strong enough to pull Setsuna out of quicksand and simply leaves her to her fate.
- Badass Preacher: Or more like "Badass Monk" in this instance, being the retainer of an equally badass princess and capable of going into battle alongside her. Though he's more geared to healing then to ass-kicking in the start, his high strength stats make it easy for him to switch gears.
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Hoshido females (except for Reina and Scarlet), as well as the Nohr characters Effie and Beruka in Revelation.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: His and Hinoka's supports are chock-full of Snark-to-Snark Combat, despite Azama being Hinoka's retainer and therefore under her orders. Again, they get married if the whole chain is pursued - with Azama being a snarker even as he proposes to her, and Hinoka ultimately managing to turn the tables on him.
- Birds of a Feather: With Orochi, as both have a shared love of teasing others.
- Bratty Half-Pint: His support with Arthur reveals that he was this as a child. At one point, he was so out of control that he was ordered to climb various sacred mountains, and when he returned, he was the person he is now. It was during one of these climbs that he saved Hinoka's life.
- Brutal Honesty: He tends to say whatever he's thinking, even if they are harsh criticisms, and even if they are directed at Hinoka herself.
- Butt-Monkey: He goes through more than one comical misfortune in his supports with Hana.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer:
- He's quite rude and harsh in his viewpoints, haphazardly sharing criticisms, but he remains a retainer for his loyalty and skill as a monk.
- If he's reclassed to Apothecary he gains the ability to use a bow, and if promoted to Merchant gains the ability to use a naginata. In battle, he's extremely and hilariously uncoordinated and off-balance with them, dropping his naginata each time he tries to do a stylish twirl. Doesn't stop him from decimating the enemy with his great Strength stat.
- Combat Medic:
- He can be far more effective as an attacker than a medic, due to his unusually high strength. In fact, it is better to promote him to Great Master instead of Onmyoji, in order to take advantage of his physical prowess.
- In addition, his personal ability deals back half of all damage received when he doesn't have a weapon equipped, allowing him to harm the enemy even before promoting to a class capable of wielding weapons.
- Compassionate Critic: Several of his supports fall into this category, often giving biting criticism or remarks that in the end are actually harsh objectivity to help people see their flaws; Hinoka, Sakura, Setsuna, Azura, Beruka, Effie, Felicia, Subaki and Arthur being those that stand out most.
- Cult of Personality: In his solo ending, he gets deployed to the fringes of the kingdom. Generations later, a religion has flourished from his teachings.
- Custom Uniform: His Great Master outfit is mostly black.
- Dirty Old Monk: As seen in his supports with Kagero.
- Embarrassing Nickname: He doesn't exactly like it when Rinkah calls him "heretic".
- Exotic Eye Designs: Not that the player actually gets to see them, but the supports with his daughter Mitama state that Azama's eyes actually have star shaped pupils, just like her own.
- Eyes Always Shut: His eyes never open, adding to his generally friendly nature.
- He foils his own princess, Hinoka. While she is compassionate and idealistic, Azama is sternly realistic and almost apathetic to others.
- He can also be this for Selena/Severa. Both are the cynical, passive-aggressive, blunt and slightly-abrasive retainers of their respective kingdom's eldest princess, though Selena is very competitive, impulsive, often means the opposite of what she says and wields a sword while Azama is very laid-back, calculative, always straightforward and is a healer.
- The Gadfly: He seems to love teasing and annoying others. Best said by himself in his C Support with Kagero:Azama: Hahaha, annoying serious people is so much fun!
- Hypocritical Humor:
- In his Supports with Rinkah, Azama basically criticizes her for just about everything he himself does on a daily basis.
- Happens again with his daughter Mitama, advocating that he wants her to impress the people around her. Naturally, she calls him out on this — and he agrees with her wholeheartedly.
- He also criticizes Hinoka for not doing anything fancy with her hair, despite having even messier hair himself, and she calls him out on it.
- Innocently Insensitive: He's a friendly and polite guy at heart and even if he's giving harsh criticisms, he does so in a friendly, seemingly oblivious manner.
- A man who considers himself an avowed atheist can end up creating a religion of his own in his solo ending.
- Additionally, he's treated in supports as a healer but his stats gear him more towards offensive ability.
- Another instance is in Effie's Supports, where for once he's not the one cracking jokes in a given situation; Effie is. And she totally flusters him.
- It Amused Me: His given motivation for a lot of what he does, including why he saved Hinoka's life the day they met, back before he was her retainer. Ultimately subverted, as Subaki, Oboro and Azura point out in their respective supports that Azama's outward indifference is just masking the concern he has for people, if not in and of itself being the abstract way he connects to others.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- Inverted as he's not actually a genuinely bad guy, though he's still insensitive enough to count since much of his biting criticisms have genuine truth to them - whether anyone wants to admit it or not. The most noteworthy one is during Hinoka's A Support, where he advises Hinoka not waste time trying to save the life of a young man as his injuries are too severe to treat, as doing so would only prolong his agony. He ends up being right as the soldier still dies, despite his best efforts.
- He's also one of the few characters who doesn't coddle Sakura in his supports, instead pointing out that her timid nature undermines her authority as a Princess, and so he "encourages" her to be more assertive by relentlessly mocking her.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His philosophy of detachment allows him to be rather blunt and uncaring towards others. However, there are still times where his good nature will force kind actions from him.
- Lightning Bruiser: Azama has very high growths across the board, his only downfall being a particularly low Magic growth, hindering his potential as a healer.
- Love Confession:I am so happy to have found you on this plane of existence! Nirvana awaits...
- Loving Bully: Describes himself as such in his supports with Oboro.
- Magikarp Power: A variant. Despite being a White Mage, he has atrocious magic, but a superb strength stat. No-one would know to take advantage of this unless they looked up his stat growth or randomly reclassed him into a physical unit.
- Maximum HP Reduction: He is very happy to ruin the player's day by halving their units' HP with the Hexing Rod in the Conquest route.
- Mood Dissonance: Ends up in this situation quite a bit due to either not reading the mood right or not caring to. One example is in the Avatar's supports, where their talk about meditation turns serious when Azama suddenly detects a bear stalking them - then proceeds to kill it and start flaying it to take back to camp without so much as flinching.
- OOC Is Serious Business:
- Like Setsuna, one of the few instances of him getting serious is in Conquest after Hinoka is defeated, where he expresses sincere desperation for her safety after she accepts her execution by the Avatar's hand. Even before that point, he is shockingly vindictive in both his opening battle quote and his defeat quote, the deaths Nohr has caused to this point likely burning out any sympathies he might have had. Lampshaded when Hinoka notes that this is unlike him.
- He does do this one other time in his and Setsuna's supports. However, it's more for comedic effect, dropping his sarcastic nature out of fear and revulsion for Setsuna's culinary abomination.
- In Felicia's B Support, he outright drops his sarcasm upon being appalled at seeing how awfully clumsy the latter is at her job as a maid.
- In his and Effie's A support, Effie points out that he pretty much rushed to her side when he was told that she was seriously injured. He's caught so off-guard that he pulls a mix of Suddenly SHOUTING! and Suspiciously Specific Denial.
- His A-Support with Hinoka, he drops the the snark and sarcasm entirely and calls her out for ordering him to heal a dying soldier he already told her was too injured to be saved, and his death ended up being longer and more painful than if he had just been left alone, as he predicted. He even admits to feeling that criticizing her so harshly is crossing a line and apologizes, both the direct criticism and apology being things he outright admits he would never do normally.
- Pragmatic Hero: He has shades of this at times, though it helps to counterbalance his princess Hinoka's impulsiveness.
- The Philosopher: He spends his free time wondering about concepts that really serve no purpose, and his realist-to-the-point-of-apathy personality is the result of a very Buddhist sort of compassionate non-attachment.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Here's your final reward!"
"The time for mercy has passed!"
"Say your prayers!"
"I won't lose!"
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: To Hinoka, and to Effie in Revelation.
- Religion Is Wrong: Says a variant of this in Rinkah's supports, stating that he's not afraid to criticize any religious system he finds silly or flawed - including his own. Potentially crosses into Bunny-Ears Lawyer territory as he never outright denies the existence of a higher power; rather, he denies the idea that any faiths built around deities are infallible or immune to critique.
- Rescue Romance:
- If he attains an S support with Hinoka. He saved her life after she fell from her pegasus in the mountains and, had he not been there, would've fallen victim to her injuries.
- Also if he gets an S support with Effie. She gets injured several times protecting him and others, and while Azama considers her a Martyr Without a Cause for it, he still heals her and ultimately says that he wants to protect and rescue her before she gets wounded.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: He has a moment of this in Setsuna's Supports out of sheer terror of her inedible cooking.Listen to me closely. DON'T GIVE US ALL FOOD POISONING!
- He likes to tease the others quite a bit in his supports. The biggest example is Mozu's Supports, as he does nothing but follow her about getting a kick out of how she panics thinking he's about to tease her, effectively screwing around with her without ever actually saying a single remark.
- Another example is with his own daughter Mitama, joking that he'll make her get up early every day and reading off lectures to her while she tries to sleep. Granted, he does most of this just because he wants to spend time with her, but he doesn't deny taking a lot of enjoyment out of playing the role of "villain" to her - he even gives a mock-evil laugh in their B Support.
- Tsundere: Surprisingly, he shows shades of this in his Revelation supports with Effie. Since he considers her a Martyr Without a Cause, he nags at her while tending to her wounds and when Effie points out how he always comes to her aid, he's so completely off-guard that he almost screams a Suspiciously Specific Denial at her.
- Turbulent Priest: To a degree. He's not afraid to speak his mind to anyone, even the princess he serves. Played straighter in Revelation, where he joins the Avatar's army to help stop the mad dragon Anankos and end the war between Hoshido and Nohr.
- Wacky Marriage Proposal: He has a tendency to spring this on prospective marriage partners in his S Supports with them.
- We All Die Someday: Often brings this up. However, knowing the end is inevitable doesn't mean he's in any rush to get there. This is shown in his daughter Mitama's paralouge as, despite having a fatalist mentality, he can't help but feel concerned when he learns that the Pocket Dimension Mitama is in has been invaded.
- White Mage: He begins as this due to specializing in healing magic, can be upgraded into a Combat Medic (as a Great Master) or a Red Mage (as an Onmyoji).
- Worthy Opponent: Considers Hayato one since he actually manages to counter troll him in their supports, to the point of actually treating their encounters like duels or competitions.
Hinokas retainer, adept at archery. She is quiet and shows up at unexpected places at unexpected times. Shes extremely clumsy, but never feels shame and rarely realizes when she's offended someone. She spaces out in her leisure time, and silently shoots things down to pass the time. Has the most flexible body. Her birthday is May 20th.
Voiced by: Ayano Ishikawa (Japanese), Connor Kelly-Eiding (English)
- Achievements in Ignorance: Normally she's a Lethal Chef, but in her A-Support with Azama she managed to make an incredibly delicious meal by thinking even less than she usually does.Setsuna: Normally, I'd try to figure out which flavors I wanted to stand out the most. Or how I could combine plates to please every unique palate. [...] After you made your request yesterday, I realized that I had to change up my process. For once, I wasn't going to think so much. I wanted to be in a serene mindset. Like monks when they meditate. After a while, I reached a zen state. It was like I'd achieved nirvana...
Azama: Okay, Let Me Get This Straight.... You worked hard to think EVEN LESS than usual. And decided it was a good idea to cook that way for everyone here. Is that right?
- Ambiguous Disorder: She has trouble expressing emotions, is easily distracted, often comes across as insensitive, and has trouble recognizing the emotions of others - all characteristics of Asperger Syndrome. That said, unlike most Asperger's sufferers, she also seems to have some sort of learning disability.
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Male Avatar, Jakob, Silas, and any of the Hoshido males (except Yukimura and Izana), as well as the Nohr characters Arthur and Niles in Revelation.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Her ditzy nature tends to make others think she is unsuitable as Hinoka's retainer, but she is still a pretty skilled archer.
- Birds of a Feather: With Arthur, where their mutual tendencies for mishaps brings them closer, potentially to the point of love should they reach S-support.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Has this with Azama in the Japanese version.
- Born Unlucky: Whenever she goes anywhere alone or tries to do something trivial outside of combat, she'll somehow blunder into a trap or trap herself in spectacular fashion. Even when she's in places that have no business having traps. This tendency can even rub off on others talking to her as is the case with Arthur. This occasionally wanders into Nightmare Fuel territory; since many of the traps she falls in are meant to kill things, she has ended up in pits filled with dead Faceless, mass graves and once even a headless samurai.
- Brutal Honesty: She is described as a horribly tactless person.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's a brilliant archer, but Setsuna displays no such dexterity or merit in any other area, which makes others wonder why Hinoka keeps her as a retainer.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Played for Laughs in her A-Support with Selena in Revelation.Selena: You... don't remember? When we were on our way into town the other day, and you fell into another pitfall?
Setsuna: I fall into a lot of pitfalls...
Selena: I was lecturing you about watching where you were going...
Setsuna: You lecture me about that a lot...
- Butt-Monkey: She's very clumsy and not particularly alert, which leads to plenty of misfortune, often involving falling into traps.
- Cloudcuckoolander: She's constantly zoned out to the point of forgetting things mere moments after someone tells her, and one of her hobbies to purposefully get caught in hunting traps - some of which she even finds comfortable enough to treat as places to nap, such as in Takumi's Supports. Most attempts at insulting or even expressing worry for her also tend to glance off her or go straight over her head.
- Comically Missing the Point: What does she do when she sees Jakob inside a pit? Why... jump in and join him!
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
- While very clumsy, she is a skilled archer and can develop into a strong ally. In Silas' Supports, she actually manages to drive off an ambush by accident.
- In Hayato's Supports, it's revealed her strange way of humming actually lures in wild animals for her to hunt, yet can also keep other ones away from her if she gets caught in a trap.
- Custom Uniform: A downplayed example. Her Archer and Sniper uniforms has her wearing green tights, whereas the usual female outfits for those classes has a short skirt with exposed legs instead.
- Dissonant Laughter: Played with. She doesn't laugh at genuinely bad times, but she does tend to find humor in places most wouldn't, such as when the Avatar expresses concern for her life after she ignores two of his warnings in the span of about ten seconds.
- The Ditz: She's not the sharpest tool in the shed, to put it mildly. Her voice clips emphasize this, especially in battle."Oh...are we fighting?"
- Ear Worm: In Hayato's supports, her humming is revealed to get this reaction from people, due to how strange it is - to say nothing of it somehow being an effective animal lure. May also count as Drone of Dread in-universe.
- Emotionless Girl:
- Her range of expression is very limited, even if her life is in danger. However, this is subverted in most of her supports, one in particular being with her liege, Hinoka.
- Occasionally used to hilarious effect; for example, one of her kill quotes is her saying "I'm happy..." in a deadpan, monotone voice and trailing off at the end.
- Endearingly Dorky: Despite her constant misfortunes and ineptitude at just about anything outside Archery, Setsuna always seems to treat it with the same casual lightheartedness or nonchalance as everything else, making her quite endearing to others.
- Fearless Fool: To a degree, as her very absentmindedness is one of the things that makes her so proficient in battle. Neither bothered with the opinions others may harbor of her nor intimidated by her opponents, Setsuna is able to engage in battle very well, focusing solely on sniping her foes with deadly precision.
- To Beruka. Both are the monotone-speaking, impassive and silent retainers of the eldest princess who have a short range of emotions. However, Setsuna was born to wealth as part of a noble family and became bored with life from the excess, while Beruka was desensitized from living as an assassin on the streets as the adopted child of a killer.
- Also foils Arthur, both of them being notoriously unlucky retainers yet always seem unfazed by it, brushing themselves off and going at it the next day like nothing happened. However, Arthur is stricken with outright bad luck whereas Setsuna is simply inattentive and air-headed. Arthur is also an axe-fighter while Setsuna is a ranged archer.
- Can be this for Niles, both of them being archers with one visible eye who act like they have no cares in the world, though their personalities couldn't be more different, nor could their respective pasts.
- Fragile Speedster: Her growths and modifiers place a lot of emphasis on speed but little on defense and offense.
- Freudian Excuse: According to her supports and Word of God via her info page, the reason Setsuna is so immeasurably lazy is because she was born to wealth and privilege, getting everything she wanted whenever she wanted - a life so easy that she was ultimately left unable to feel any sense of accomplishment or satisfaction. The only time this changed was when she found herself suddenly in unexpected dangerous situations - specifically getting caught in traps. This in turn hints to not just why she became a retainer but that, consciously or otherwise, she actually intentionally seeks out traps to get caught in because it's the only thing that makes her feel alive.
- Genius Ditz: Somehow, she's actually a decent chemist. She makes a salve for herself that works perfectly well, and while the salve that she makes for Hinata seems awful, in their S Support it's revealed that she just let it sit out for too long. It's perfectly fine, although one has to question why exactly it seems to come to life.
- Idle Rich: As Niles learns in their supports, Setsuna came from a privileged family and was cared for by others all her life - and still is, if how Hinoka looks out for her is any indication.
- Insult Backfire: Subaki worries that the only thing Setsuna can teach new recruits is how to fall into traps, but Setsuna takes it as a compliment. This misconstruing criticism or taking insults as compliments happens a lot with others - in fact, the only people she supports with who don't have these moments are Arthur, Ryoma and Hana. There are even times she takes it a step farther and blushes from thinking the other person is showing her concern rather than remarking on her ineptitude.
- Last Girl Wins: In the Revelation route, she's the last woman to meet the Avatar in the story, and thus has a claim to this if she romances the male Avatar.
- Lazy Bum: Despite being Hinoka's retainer, Setsuna is regularly caught sleeping in and absent-mindedly slacking off. The Avatar even likens her to being more like a pet Hinoka takes care of instead of one of her protectors. She's also capable of sleeping in some of the traps she falls into without care, knowing Hinoka will find her sooner or later if she needs her. Hinoka even has to foot the bill for Setsuna when shopping because the latter can't be bothered to get the money together herself - which is doubly ridiculous because Setsuna's family is loaded, so she's more than capable of paying for herself if she wanted to.
- Legacy of Service: She mentions in her supports with Niles that her family is in service to the Hoshidan royalty, which is part of the reason she got to be Hinoka's retainer.
- Lethal Chef:
- In her supports with Hinoka, it takes them several days to do an omelet recipe properly—with Setsuna nearly incinerating the kitchen. And this is after days of effort between the two of them - in their first support, Setsuna can't even make tea properly.
- If she's running the Mess Hall and the player has her make a meal, the outcome is so bad that it gives stat penalties to any units that ate the food.
- Love Confession:We will always be happy, so long as we're together... How should I report this to Lady Hinoka?
- Nice Girl: Setsuna is very friendly and easygoing and she rarely has a bad word to say about anyone.
- The Nondescript: As several of her supports point out, since she's quiet and inexpressive, people tend to overlook her a lot, Kellam-style. Like Kellam, she doesn't make a conscious effort to remain unnoticed; people just don't notice her.
- OOC Is Serious Business: One of the few times Setsuna is completely serious is in the Conquest path, expressing frustration upon being defeated. It's even more pronounced after Hinoka is defeated, refusing to leave her princess's side and openly saying she'd rather die than abandon Hinoka or accept their loss.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers her left eye, which is fine since she only needs one eye to aim a bow.
- Picked Last: Implied to have happened in Hana's Supports, her scatterbrained nature causing her to get paired with the overly-aggressive Hana because nobody else feels they can work with Setsuna.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"I'm bored now!"
"I won't lose!"
"Here we go!"
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: Gives one of these looks to Selena in their supports.
- The Quiet One: Setsuna is hardly the most talkative of the retainers. Though not quite to the levels of Saizo or Beruka, most of her support dialogue involves few words from her, many of which are punctuated with Visible Silence. A lot of this is implied to be by choice though, being so lazy that even everyday conversation is treated as optional - to the point that she'd rather fire off an arrow to get someone's attention than call out to them.
- Rich Boredom: This is heavily implied by Word of God in her info pages to be why Setsuna is so indifferent to everything around her. Also counts toward Idle Rich since Setsuna was provided for by a pre-established inheritance.
- Running Gag: In several of her Support conversations, either Setsuna or the person she's talking to will fall into a pit or get snagged by similar traps.
- Another instance is that people will often get visibly frustrated or exasperated with Setsuna's scatterbrained nature, ranging from the amazement of the Avatar to the disbelief of Saizo.
- She tends to interpret or misunderstand every criticism of her as being a compliment.
- Sarcasm-Blind: She is very dull witted and never understands when others are being sarcastic. It gets to the point that even the notoriously-cold Jakob can't find it in his heart to jest at her expense.
- Smarter Than You Look: In Hinata's Supports, she reveals that despite being an airhead and blithely indifferent to most people's concerns, she still recognizes how potentially-dangerous her trap-seeking habit can be and stocks up on medical salves in case of injury.
- Happens again in Hana's Supports, where Setsuna's skill as an archer in combat gives her a surprising grasp on tactics by the end.
- In Niles' Supports, she admits one of the few things that she worries about is literally how she doesn't have any worries, implying at least some of the concerns others voice about her inattentiveness manages to get through to her.
- In Selena's Supports, she stares pitifully at Selena until the latter relents and takes her into town, aware her bad luck would likely leave her caught in a trap if she went alone.
- The Sneaky Guy: A few of her support chains begin with her (unintentionally) sneaking up on and startling her partner, most notable with the ninja Kaze. Ryoma even goes as far as to say that hers is nearly unparalleled natural talent that needs to be honed.
- In a case of Gameplay and Story Integration, her alternate class is Ninja and performs pretty well in it.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: She's so quiet that people rarely see her coming when she appears. She even manages to startle Kaze, who is a ninja, and Ryoma, who is one of the game's strongest warriors.
- Too Dumb to Fool: In her Support with Niles, she doesn't notice when he's mocking her and his sarcasm and insults fly over her head completely. He eventually comes to find this side of her rather endearing.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Watermelons, especially if they're big.
- Verbal Tic: When she speaks, she tends to pause a lot.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hers is a sort of greyish-blue.
One of Takumi's retainers whose family has served the Hoshido royal family for generations. He's rather gullible and quick to anger, but he makes friends easily and draws his strength from them. Has a soft spot for women (which can backfire) and loves open fields. His birthday is May 10th.
Voiced by: Mitsuhiro Ichiki (Japanese), Cam Clarke (English)
- Action Initiative: As a Samurai he naturally has access to Vantage, which allows him to attack first when he has less than 50% HP left.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Played with in his supports with Rinkah, where she notes his fighting style relies heavily on making follow-up attacks.
- Attack Reflector: Should he be attacked by swords, lances or axes and his HP dips under half, his personal skill Triple Threat deals half the damage received to the enemy. He also gets the regular Counter should he reclass into Oni Chieftain.
- Bad Liar: He's such an honest and straightforward person that, as shown in Mozu's supports, he doesn't even know how to haggle.
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Hoshido females (except for Reina and Scarlet), as well as the Nohr characters Peri and Selena in Revelation.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Hinata is a friendly, fun-loving guy who's somewhat easy to fool, but, while he normally tries to go out of his way to spare his enemies, he is still able to and will kill for Takumi if necessary.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's loud, and very confident in his swordsmanship, having won fighting competitions in the past.
- Cool Sword: While he already uses these exclusively as a Samurai, there a katana sword named as his in-game that can be acquired for him to use, doubling it's Might stat during an attack in reflection of Hinata's reckless nature - at the cost of lowered defense and resistance.
- Custom Uniform:
- His Samurai and Swordsmaster outfits are purple and lack sleeves.
- His Oni Chieftain outfit happens to be dark green.
- Does Not Like Spam: In a contrast to his son, Hinata apparently can't stand pickles, according to Hisame's supports with female Corrin.
- Dumb Is Good:
- He's one of the nicest Hoshidans, firmly loyal to his friends and quite generous. He even prefers to tie up his enemies rather than kill them if he can help it. However, he's also infamously gullible and naive, especially when dealing with women.
- Subverted in Conquest; His gullibility means he believes just about every hateful slur that's been said about the Avatar - especially by his vengeful master Takumi - and might even think the Avatar purposefully caused Mikoto's death. As such, his pacifism with other opponents is absent when facing the Avatar in Chapter 10 of Conquest, swearing to kill them for all the pain their actions have caused for both Takumi and Hoshido in general.
- Extreme Doormat: Hinata will do pretty much anything a woman asks him to. Even bloodthirsty ones like Peri find him easy to talk to.
- Foil: To Odin/Owain. Both are the energetic, unflappable, good-natured and always-smiling counterbalances to their more serious princes. The difference between them is that Hinata is very earnest while Odin is very flamboyant. They also are on opposite class types, Odin being a dark mage in light clothes while Hinata is a warrior in armor.
- Guys Are Slobs: His supports with Subaki reveal that he doesn't go to great lengths to take care of himself, and is not very fond of bathing as he only does it enough to not stink - although, he still looks pretty attractive. His supports with Oboro also reveals he's rather careless with his apparel and sense of dress in general, initially thinking he can cut his hair with his sword.
- Along with Oboro, he is shown to deeply idolize Takumi to the point where they both might as well be his cheerleading squad. Hinata even appears just as devoted as Oboro, despite not having a crush like her.
- He also does this to Odin in Revelation, even begging Odin to take him in as his apprentice.
- Hot-Blooded: He's said to be quick to quarrel, but is thoughtful of his friends.
- It Was a Gift: Reveals his sword was this, given to him by Takumi. He even says getting it was his proudest moment with his last breaths, upon being slain in Conquest.
- Keet: While he can be serious, he's most often rather loud and excitable.
- Killed Off for Real: In Conquest, he and Oboro die defending Takumi. You can avoid killing him in combat, which is easy since he's a stationary enemy that normally does not move.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: He's very simple-minded and naive, but is one of the nicest and friendliest guys around.
- Love Confession:Please don't ever go away! I really love you, you know? I will make sure to keep you safe! My one and only princess!
- Legacy of Service: As with several other retainers, his clan has been loyal to the Hoshido royalty for a long time.
- Matchmaker Crush: He tries to help his partner Oboro get together with Takumi in their supports. By S-Support, though, he tells Oboro that he can't help her anymore - because he has fallen for her.
- Named Weapons: His C Support with his son, Hisame, reveal that he named his katana "Hisamaru". The B support reveals why it's similar to Hisame's name:Hinata: Yeah. You know how we couldn't visit you very often when you were little? Well, I named my sword after you so you'd always be by my side.
- Nice Guy: Activities on the battlefield aside, he really is a nice person who easily makes friends because of it. He's also very trusting and usually gives others the benefit of the doubt.
- No Indoor Voice: It's rare for him to not be shouting or yelling when he's talking.
- Non-Lethal Warfare: He apparently goes out of his way to tie up his defeated enemies rather than kill them, which contrasts with the more merciless Oboro.
- Not a Game: Says a variant of this during his supports with Hinoka when discussing the importance of a retainer's job, being stunned to hear how relaxed her own retainers are.
- Palette Swap: His Samurai outfit and its promotional line have purple accents.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"This one's for you!"
"Let's get wild!"
"Oh, that's it!"
"Here I come!"
- OOC Is Serious Business: If the Avatar initiates his pre-combat dialogue with him in Chapter 10 of Conquest, he's shockingly more vocally hostile toward them compared to even his companion Oboro, going as far as to call them a Nohrian pig. He even says he's going to enjoy killing them, which is a stark contrast to his normally-pacifistic nature.
- Samurai Ponytail: Hinata wears his hair this way. He reveals to Oboro that he styles his hair such that it resembles Takumi's hairstyle in order to be more like Takumi himself.
- Spirited Competitor: Pretty much his favorite pastime is finding worthy challenges to overcome and get stronger from.
- Stone Wall: To differentiate him from Hana, who has the more traditional Samurai growths, Hinata's place an unusual emphasis on HP and Defense but will gain very little Speed and average Strength as he levels up.
- Super Gullible: It's apparently easy to fool him - especially with women, who often take advantage of his generosity.
- True Companions: Sees himself and Oboro as this to Takumi, as well as feeling retainers in general should all have this mindset. He tells Hinoka as much in their supports, advocating she not be afraid to rely on people.
- Undying Loyalty: Completely and utterly devoted to his Lord, to the point where he is absolutely prepared to die for him. Which is very likely to happen in Conquest.
- "X" Marks the Hero: He has a small X-shaped scar on his cheek.
A retainer of Takumi's who holds a deep hatred of Nohr born from her past experiences. She's also rather girly and harbors a crush on her lord. She changes attire the most and the fastest. Her birthday is November 28th.
Voiced by: Nozomi Sasaki (Japanese), Marisha Ray (English)
- Action Fashionista: Oboro loves fashion and clothing, and is a capable fighter. A couple of her supports and voice clips even have her commenting that she still wants to look good on the battlefield.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: In Conquest Chapter 23. When mortally wounded in battle, she starts confessing her love for Takumi, but dies mid-confession.
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Male Avatar, Jakob, Silas, and any of the Hoshido males (except Yukimura and Izana), as well as the Nohr characters Niles and Benny in Revelation.
- Birds of a Feather:
- Once Hayato stops running away from her, they bond over having been orphaned at early ages.
- With Ryoma in their support chain. Both are individuals who care deeply about the rest of the army, and work tirelessly to help them.
- Break the Cutie: Past-tense. Seeing her family murdered when little traumatized her, leaving her with a deep-seated hate of Nohrians and haunted by nightmares when alone at night.
- Broken Bird: The girl has deep, deep issues, as described above and below.
- Blade on a Stick: Specializes in lances and naginatas.
- Cool Big Sis: Takes on this role to Mozu in their Supports.
- Custom Uniform: Her Spear Fighter outfit is a dark orange, while her Spear Master outfit has an orange trim and has a navy blue flag.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Oboro's beloved parents were murdered by a Nohrian assassin when she was very young, which she only survived by hiding in her parent's cart. While lucky enough to be raised by relatives working for the Hoshidan royalty, then easily make her way in the military and the court as Takumi's retainer, the damage was already done. Thus, her massive loathing of Nohrians was "born". In Birthright she can manage to get past it with the help of Silas and, to a lesser degree, Jakob, as her supports with both Nohrian men have her discussing her past with them. In Conquest, this comes full circle as she is killed by the Nohrian army, aka the player - one member of which is ironically the surrogate daughter of her parent's killer, though she never learns about it in that route. In Revelation, apart from Silas and Jakob, if Oboro supports with Benny, Niles and/or especially Beruka (the aforementioned assassin's daughter), she is able to break through the Cycle of Revenge.
- Death Glare: Her particularly murderous one is referred to as the "Demon King Face"; a manifestation of her hatred towards Nohrians born after her parents died at the hands of a Nohrian assassin. It appears in her critical animation, and her Running Gag involves people being afraid of her for it in her Supports.
- Everybody Knew Already: Just about everyone knows about her crush on Takumi. Even he knew all along, according to their S Support. However, due to his own numerous issues, it's possible Takumi's never pursuing her or even acknowledging her feelings was because he felt she deserved better than him.
- Famous Last Words:(Birthright & Revelation) "That's it... I'll never get to avenge my parents now..."(Conquest) "Aww... But I wanted to protect you... My sweet Takumi... I should have told you... how I felt... Lord Takumi... I have always... loved... ..."
- Family Business: Intends to reopen her family's tailoring business. A dream she eventually accomplishes in several of her support chains, provided she survives the game's events.
- Fantastic Racism: One of her defining characteristics is her intense hatred of Nohrians, the mere sight of them being enough to inspire murderous intent in her. This is because Nohrian bandits murdered her parents right before her eyes while she hid in their cart, leading her to detest everyone from Nohr by proxy of this. Though she's still level-headed enough to act (mostly) civil with the Nohrians who defect to the Avatar's side, and can build up friendships (or romance) with some of them if given the time.
- The Fashionista: Oboro is pretty knowledgeable about clothes, especially kimonos, since her murdered father was the owner of a very famous kimono store located near the Hoshido palace. In fact, her and Niles' S Support involves him proposing to her with a bridal gown instead of a wedding ring. In her A and S supports with Takumi, he uses his connections to help her create her own kimono business in her free time.
- In their supports, there is a clear contrast between Oboro and Mozu, the former being a urban Fashionista, and the latter being a simple Country Mouse who doesn't have much care nor confidence in her appearance.
- Can also be applied to Niles. Both are orphans who were really messed-up by past events, retainers to the youngest prince of their respective kingdoms, can be potentially feared for their attitudes and have a lot of unresolved grudges to deal with. However, Niles is an archer and a vulgar flirt whose ill will is directed at oppressive nobles and is infamous for his wicked tongue, while Oboro is a lance-fighter that has singular affections for Takumi, hates pretty much anyone who's a Nohrian and is famed for her "Demon Face" glare. Ironically, not only Niles can become her Love Interest, but she'll be one of the very few women he doesn't flirt with.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: One of her defining characteristics is her intense hatred of Nohrians and she has an ability that adds additional damage whenever she fights a Nohrian.
- Girly Bruiser: Fashionable, has a large wardrobe, gushes over her crush, and is a very strong lance user.
- Girly Girl: Despite the war, Oboro still makes time for girly distractions like daydreaming about Takumi, being interested in fashion and becoming the Hoshidan group's Team Mom.
- Go Out with a Smile: In Conquest Chapter 23, Oboro dies with her trademark smug grin as she confesses her love for Takumi.
- Hero-Worshipper: Along with Hinata, she appears even more devoted to her Lord than most other retainers. This seems to be partially a result of her crush, in addition to genuine admiration for him.
- Hidden Depths: Despite her antipathy for Nohrians in general, she still finds the customary dispatching of the enemy wounded after a battle to be abhorrent, even if they do happen to be Nohrians, as she discusses with Jakob in their Supports. She later reveals her disgust stems from the idea of killing people who can't fight back - the situation her parents were in when they died - and therefore constitutes murder for her.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Fashionable: This happens if she supports with Takumi... and especially in regards to Saizo.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Her growths are mostly evened out (save for magic) and her class further enforces well rounded stats. Once promoted she'll usually be a Lightning Bruiser on par with the Royal Siblings with her only real weakness being a lower resistance stat.
- Killed Off for Real: In Conquest, she dies protecting Takumi along with Hinata. The players can technically avoid killing her in combat, but since she and her forces are plugging up the only path to Takumi and immediately pursue upon reaching the roof of the fortress, one would have to go far out of their way to keep her alive.
- Lady of War: Fashionable and feminine, she wields a naginata, a common weapon for a Lady of War, with considerable finesse and grace.
- Like Father, Like Son: Applies to both her parents, inheriting her love of fashion and design from them as they were tailors and merchants. In fact, her goal is to one day re-open her family's business.
- Love Confession:I hope someday I can love the world as much as you do. Please stay with me 'til then.
- Mood-Swinger: Due to her hatred for Nohr she can go from being the Team Mom to The Dreaded in an instant. Even the normally-unflappable Azama is caught off-guard by her intense expression. In Orochi's supports, she reveals that she actually hates how little control she has over this, feeling depressed that she scared a child when she started glaring at a suit of black armor in a shop just because it looked Nohrian.
- Neat Freak: Is obsessed with cleanliness, which she reveals to the Avatar is partially because it helps take her mind off of depressing memories of her family's deaths.
- Naginatas Are Feminine: She wields them as a Spear Fighter, and has a love for fashion and tends to daydream about her crush Takumi.
- Nice Girl: Despite her hatred towards Nohr, she can actually be a kind and reasonable girl at heart that allows her to be the Team Mom for the army (as mentioned in the said trope below). In addition, she also fits into the "Sweet" category should you make her the chef of your restaurant (which is also shared with Midori and Elise, both are also Nice Girls as well).
- Orange/Blue Contrast: Wears a mostly orange outfit to contrast her dark blue hair.
- Palette Swap: Her default Spear Fighter outfit and its promotions are a deep orange color.
- Perpetual Smiler: The only time she never smiles once is during her supports with Beruka, which could possibly be the only occasion in Fire Emblem story nobody smiles in supports. Although once you know the nature of their connection (namely that Beruka's foster father killed Oboro's parents), it's understandable why nobody's smiling.
- Pet the Dog: Sparing Beruka's life is considered one, despite the fact that Beruka's foster father killed her parents and she explicitly said "Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You!".
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"You shouldn't have done that!"
"You are so last season!"
"You're gonna need stitches!"
"Oh, that's it!"
- The Power of Hate: Her hatred of Nohr after the murder of her family by Nohrian assassins is so strong, it forms an ability that adds additional damage whenever she fights a Nohrian. That being said, her supports with people from Nohr indicate she is capable of not only putting her hatred aside and working professionally with them, but also putting in effort to get along with them outside of the battlefield - though it does take some time. Even when Beruka reveals knowledge of how Oboro's parents were killed in their support, Oboro is able to rationalize that Beruka couldn't have been responsible because she's too young.
- Running Gag:
- Both Hayato and Benny (in Revelation) run away from Oboro after catching sight of her death glares, leaving the poor girl completely confused.
- In her Supports with Orochi, the latter describes her glare as comparable to that of King Garon's, after Oboro mentions how she managed to accidentally scare a small child with hers.
- Azama, upon getting glared at, compares it to having a demon staring straight at him.
- In the Boo Camp DLC, Oboro will comment that, whenever she tries to participate in scary stories, people will usually get more scared of her expressions than the actual ghosts.
- Her death glare is so powerful, even the normally fearless Niles doesn't want to get glared at.
- Second Love: Any guy she can marry that isn't named Takumi, a Male Avatar included. It's especially glaring in her supports with her partner Hinata, who's aware of her feelings for Takumi from the start and tries to help her win his heart, but still falls for her.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: This is possible in Conquest if the player kills Oboro in Chapter 23 with Beruka, as the latter is the adoptive child of the assassin who murdered Oboro's parents. This can make the battles she so eagerly jumps into against Nohrians lead her to be unwittingly killed by the legacy of the very person who gave her that vendetta, her path coming full circle.
- Shopkeeper: Enjoys this role quite a lot in conjunction with being a generally-organized person and her love of clothing and retail, as seen when managing the stores in the Avatar's Castle or during Subaki's supports when filling in for a bedridden store-proprietor.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Subverted. Beruka thought Oboro's desire to get revenge on Beruka's foster father would go to the extent of killing her and her family members - especially since Beruka herself was the one to kill her surrogate parent and thus rob Oboro of ever getting revenge herself. However, Oboro is smart enough to rationalize that Beruka has no responsibility in regards to her parent's deaths as she was too young to take part in her parent's murders, nor can she hate her for killing the one responsible as Beruka never knew about Oboro's vendetta.
- Spring Cleaning Fever: Does this sometimes, such as in the Avatar's, Kaze's and Azama's supports, as she loves to keep things in order. Subverted in the first case, she's doing it because she tries to work herself ragged and avoid troubling dreams.
- Subordinate Excuse: Towards Takumi. Like Sumia before her, Oboro's feelings can be potentially reciprocated.
- Smug Smiler: Her portrait has a smug grin, though she acts nothing like it.
- Team Mom: Oboro is often seen checking on the group's supplies, taking care of others, and even being a little nagging once in a while. She tells Ryoma that this is her way to show her care and support for the army, and if they reach S support, he will tell Oboro that he fell in love with her while witnessing how hard she works for others.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: In her S support with Hayato, she sees him fidgeting with his clothes and believes his tunic is ripped so she offers to repair it. In reality, he's fidgeting because he wants to propose to her.
- Oboro's "Day Off" sketch by Kozaki has her sewing clothes.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: As the Hoshidan Team Mom, she has these dynamics with Proud Warrior Race Girl Rinkah.
- Trauma Button: Seeing Nohrians automatically causes her to level a death-glare at them, coupled with an overpowering urge to cut them down. It's so deeply-ingrained that in her supports with Orochi and Benny, just seeing a suit of black armor or sensing any fear from a Nohrian is enough to make her grimace. It even overrides her conscious thoughts, actively regretting how her intense her expressions get and sometimes even apologizing to Nohrians that she's about to attack or who she's interacting with (like Silas). It's even worse if the person in question comes from a shady background such as Niles (a thief) or Beruka (an assassin). The cause of this is that her parents were murdered by a Nohrian bandit right in front of her (and she only survived because she managed to hide away), breeding deep resentment of them and the desire to exact retribution from them.
- Undying Loyalty: To Takumi. To the point of protecting him at the cost of her own life in Conquest.
- Workaholic: Toyed with. She works hard and is kind of a Team Mom for Hoshido, but in her supports with the Avatar she's shown working herself ragged on a moonless night... so she won't have a Trauma Inducing Nightmare about the murder of her parents, which took place on a similarly dark night.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Navy blue, specifically.
- You Killed My Father: Inverted, in the case of Beruka. Oboro's parents were murdered by Beruka's foster father (they were rising in wealth and potentially in power thanks to their connections with Hoshidan royalty, so he was hired to take them out), and she's hated Nohrians ever since. Possible irony thus arises in the Conquest route if the players kill Oboro with Beruka, her death being brought about by the adoptive child of her parent's murderer (who has no idea of this "bond"). In Revelation though, Oboro subverts the trope entirely by recognizing Beruka both isn't her father and was too young to be part of it, thus she isn't responsible for his actions.
A renowned and skilled swordswoman who serves as Sakura's retainer. Hana claims to be Sakuras most capable subordinate, and the two have shared a powerful friendship since childhood. Likes cherry blossoms the most. Her birthday is March 28th.
Voiced by: Yayoi Sugaya (Japanese), Karen Strassman (English)
- Action Initiative: As a Samurai, she naturally has access to Vantage, which allows her to attack first when she has less than 50% HP left.
- Ascended Fangirl: If the player chooses to S-Support her with Ryoma, the person she has always admired most in battle.
- Badass Adorable: Has very cute girly looks, (long hair, pink clothes, etc.), but is a strong ally and has a VERY powerful Personal Skill in which, when the user kills an enemy, all adjacent enemies lose 20% of their HP.
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Male Avatar, Jakob, Silas, and any of the Hoshido males (except Yukimura and Izana), as well as the Nohr characters Keaton and Laslow in Revelation.
- Best Friends-in-Law: She can become this to Sakura if she S-Supports with Takumi, Ryoma, or the Male Avatar.
- Be Yourself:
- Hana's Supports with Effie in Revelation have her trying to emulate the latter as much as possible in an attempt to get stronger, only to fail at it. Their A Support ends with Hana realizing she doesn't need to be like Effie to be powerful.
- Her supports with Kaze reveal Hana codifies this trope even more after having dealt with being judged off her gender rather than her skill in the past, easily angered by the insinuation that boys and girls aren't capable of achieving the same feats.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Silas and Subaki in their Supports.
- Berserk Button: Don't criticize her father. Don't underestimate her for being a girl. Don't insult her devotion to Sakura. And do not ever, ever make Sakura cry.
- Big "SHUT UP!": Screams this at the Avatar in Chapter 22 of Conquest when they confusedly note she's crying over the pain Sakura went through from their betrayal.Hana: "Sh-shut up! Samurai don't cry!"
- Brutal Honesty: She doesn't mince words. She even hurts the normally-unflappable Keaton's feelings in their B support, and has to spend a great deal of time apologizing to him.
- Challenge Seeker: Can be classified as this in her desire to constantly improve herself, though not to the point of being like Rinkah.
- Childhood Friends: With Sakura, as Hana comes from a noble family and the two would often play together.
- Childhood Friend Romance: She and Takumi used to train together as children, and can hook up if you pursue an S-support with them.
- Clothing Damage: All units in Heroes have a "damaged" portrait when below half health that shows mild clothing damage, but hers seems rather severe◊, losing her breastplate entirely rather than just showing cracks in it.
- Cool Sword: While she already uses these exclusively as a Samurai, there a katana sword named as hers in-game that can be acquired for her to use, doubling its Might stat during a counterattack in reflection of Hana's determined nature - at the cost of being unable to perform follow-up/double attacks.
- Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and eyes, in exactly the same shade.
- Custom Uniform: Her Samurai outfit is mostly pink, while her Swordsmaster outfit is pink and white, and it shows more bare leg than Ryoma or Hinata.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: Can learn Astra.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Her likely feelings her father, having become a samurai in his honor and admiring everything about his life, including the way he died in battle.
- Disappeared Dad: Reveals in her supports with the Avatar that her father died in service to King Sumeragi, protecting him from attackers at the cost of his life.
- Fangirl: Of Ryoma, as she explains to him in their supports:"My master is Lady Sakura. I am still completely devoted to her. But when it comes to fighting ability, the one I respect and admire the most is you."
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her left leg's legging reaches up to her mid-thigh, while the right stops at her knee.
- Foil: To Effie. Both are younger female retainers that act on their hearts over their heads and loyally serve the youngest royal sibling, who is their childhood friend. In their supports, Hana and Effie express admiration of each other's speed and strength, respectively, both undertaking grueling training regiments. However, Hana still maintains a bit more femininity than Effie, though has a less balanced schedule than her since Effie never forgets to eat. In the Japanese version, the opposite is true - Effie is more quiet demure, while Hana is more assertive and tomboyish, which is the roles they play towards their lieges.
- Forgets to Eat: Some of her supports involve her forgetting to eat meals due to training so much.
- Fragile Speedster: Very fast, but not very durable.
- Friendly Address Privileges: While she generally calls Sakura "Lady Sakura," she omits the "Lady" when they're alone.
- Girly Bruiser: Though a tomboy and strong enough to casually chop down trees in one blow (as seen in Azama's supports), Hana still loves cute and girly things, as can be seen in her predominantly pink outfit. She even offers to take a bunch of unwanted gifts off of Hayato's hands in their supports, as Hayato found them too childish and girly for his tastes.
- Glass Cannon: Her growths place a lot of emphasis on Speed, Skill and Strength but her Defense (but not Resistance) and HP are low.
- Herd-Hitting Attack: Her special skill, Fearsome Blow, allows her to knock off 20% of all adjacent enemies' HP when she manages to KO an enemy.
- Hot-Blooded: She has no qualms about leaping headfirst into battle - to the point she rarely even bothers planning anything past going in and kicking the asses of anyone in her way.
- Innocently Insensitive: Hana seems blissfully unaware of the negative effects her blunt honesty can have on people. It's especially evident in her supports with Takumi, expressing confusion as to why he stopped training with her all the time - having completely forgotten the utter trouncing she gave him in front of Sakura when testing to be her retainer, since he didn't have the heart to fight seriously against his sister's friend.
- Jerkass Ball: She's far more hostile to the Avatar in their supports than in any of their story interactions (save for Conquest in which the avatar betrays Hoshido and becomes Hana's enemy).
- Jerkass to One: She gets along with most people, save for her rivalry with Subaki, but is rather hostile to the avatar, blaming him/her for making Sakura sad.
- Legacy of Service: Her family has served Hoshido's royalty for generations. In fact, their families are actually distantly related, and her Disappeared Dad was King Sumeragi's direct subordinate.
- Love Confession:I'm so glad you told me so... I love you, too! We'll be the best couple in the world.
- Love at First Punch: Tells Silas in their S-Support that she fell in love with him through their training sessions.
- Martyrdom Culture: She states that there is no greater honor for a samurai than to die fighting for what they believe in, like her father did.
- Mage Killer: Surprisingly for a Myrmidon/Samurai, she has great Resistance.
- Not So Different:
- Her supports with Jakob have them realizing, with some surprise, that they're more similar than they thought, in that they both desire to protect their liege above all else.
- Her supports with Silas have a similar vibe of bonding over their shared sense of loyalty to their closest friend.
- Opposites Attract: If she S-supports with Kaden. She's a blunt Workaholic and he's a narcissistic lazybones, but they end up learning something from each other and falling in love.
- Pervert Revenge Mode: In the My Castle trailer, Hana finds the Male Avatar in the baths. She's very angry and chases after him for that... complete with the screen showing her critical portrait as she does so."Lord <Avatar>?! AHHHHH! Get out! Get out RIGHT NOW!"
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Prepare yourself!"
"It's all me!"
"With all my strength!"
"I got this!"
- Stay in the Kitchen: Reveals she was on the receiving end of this in her supports with Kaze, a male warrior once telling her "a girl samurai just won't cut it!". Ever since then, she's trained and worked herself to the bone to disprove the notion her gender makes her a weaker samurai.
- Tareme Eyes: Her open eyes are rather wide, giving her a very youthful look.
- Tomboy: She is regularly described as one, forgoing more feminine things such as makeup or dresses and her personality is fittingly tough and aggressive. Her super dangerous Personal Skill is even named "Tomboy" in the Japanese version.
- That One Player: Is the basis for her supports with Setsuna, being very skilled and doing well on her own but far too impulsive to work well in teams.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The straightforward tomboy to Sakura's gentle girly girl, but the Girly Girl to Effie's Tomboy in Revelation
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: While she is primarily a tomboy, she does have a feminine side, as seen in her supports with Hinata where she surprises him by mentioning that she does take extra care with her appearance. She also gushes over some of the cute gifts that Hayato gets in his supports, to the point that he lets her keep them.
- Took a Level in Jerkass:
- In her supports with the Avatar, she's hostile and dismissive of them for making Sakura cry when they were kidnapped as a child, never mind the fact they were toddlers at the time and the kidnapping was made by Nohrians. The Avatar is just as confused at first as the players might be. She does mellow out in the end, especially if the Male Avatar achieves an S Rank with her.
- More justifiable in the Conquest route where the Avatar willingly chooses Nohr over Hoshido of their own accord, breaking Sakura's heart a second time and without the excuse of an unwilling abduction (and possibly rubbing salt in the wound if they chose to fight Sakura during Chapter 6). By the time the Avatar faces her in Conquest after having conquered their way through Hoshido, are in the process of leading their Nohrian siblings in an all-out invasion of the capital and are facing Sakura in battle directly, Hana has plenty of reason to be hostile with them.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She admits she isn't a picky eater, but still has a preference for fruits - especially oranges. She also has strong fondness for ninja rations, even though it's noted for its bland taste according to Saizo.
- True Companions: To Sakura, having been there for her even before becoming her retainer as one of her oldest friends, being practically sisters.
- Undying Loyalty: Hana's fierce loyalty to Sakura and Hoshido extends well back to before she was even a warrior, with Sakura noting Hana has more than a few scars from her efforts.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Some of the potential "Bond" quotes she gives to a Male Avatar when married to him drip this:"I love it when you hold me tight. It's much easier to keep you safe!"[said in a somewhat guttural growl] "Nobody's going to hurt my husband."
- What the Hell, Hero?: She is livid when the Avatar suggests that her father's sacrifice was not an honorable thing, or at least, that's how she interprets it. In the A-support, the Avatar tells her that Sakura would be devastated if she were to die in her cause, and that she should strive to live for Sakura instead of seeking an honorable death. In the S-support with the male Avatar, he lets Hana know that he would not abide to her dying because he loves her.
- Workaholic: To the point she sometimes misses several meals at a time.
One of Sakura's retainers. Subaki is an easy-going man who can always be seen wearing a smile. He's viewed as carefree because of how he talks, but he's actually quite hard on himself and strives for perfection. Has the cleanest hands. His birthday is February 7th.
Voiced by: Takamasa Mogi (Japanese), John Rubinstein (English)note
- Ambiguous Disorder:
- The sheer lengths he goes to appear perfect seems to indicate he may have a form of OCD. This is further hinted to in how his roster descriptor lists him as having the cleanest hands in the army, implying he doesn't like dirt or germs - and again in his supports with Orochi when he panics upon her alchemy brew spilling on him.
- Subaki can very easily be interpreted as having some kind of anxiety disorder, as well. He has a Freak Out in his supports with Sakura over making a mistake, confesses that his parents pressured him into his high standards, seems to catch on easily to Takumi's own anxiety issues in one of the Scramble DLCs, and has some Stepford Smiler issues.
- Apologetic Attacker: Played with: One of his critical quotes has him apologizing to the enemy, but he sounds pretty smug about it.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Beats Hana while sparring in their B Support by observing her fighting style while practicing and picking up on her reads.
- Badass Boast: In his supports with Azura, he scares off an assassin with boasts of how he's defeated much stronger adversaries.
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Hoshido females (except for Reina and Scarlet), as well as the Nohr characters Selena and Nyx in Revelation.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension:
- Between him and Hana, if the player completes their support chain.
- He's also got a little bit of this going on with Selena, as they get pretty competitive in their supports.
- Beneath the Mask: Although he comes across as arrogant, self-assured and demanding of pure perfection, it's revealed in several of his support chains that he isn't incapable of making mistakes so much as just making sure they're hidden from everyone else. This is because his parents drilled into him that someone who isn't perfect is worthless, especially to royalty, so he learned to make his every move a calculated effort in creating an image of perfection to hide his insecurities - something that takes quite a toll on him.
- Beware the Silly Ones: As said above, people seem to think he's flighty, irresponsible and judgmental, but he isn't.
- Big Brother Mentor: Reveals he was this for Hinoka in their supports, back when she was first learning to ride a pegasus and become a warrior.
- Bishōnen: As a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for Cordelia, he's nearly as pretty as his female inspiration and by proxy, his daughter Caeldori.
- Broken Ace: Hinted at here and there. Most notable is his A-rank support with Caeldori; after seeing how obsessed she's become with being perfect, he grows uncharacteristically serious and warns his daughter against trying to emulate him.Subaki: "You shouldn't be so concerned with perfection. It's a dream. A myth [...] If you try to be perfect for everyone else, it will destroy you inside. That's not something I want for you."
- Comically Missing the Point: Hana complains that others are always comparing her to the perfect Subaki, but the latter simply responds that he's flattered people think so highly of him.
- Curtains Match the Window: Subaki's hair and eye color are the exact same shade of dark red.
- Custom Uniform: His Sky Knight outfit is blue and white and comes with black pants.
- Damage Reduction: Subaki can learn the "Warding Blow" skill if he becomes a Falcon Knight, which lowers any magical damage he takes by 20 if he initiates combat.
- The Dandy: His supports with Hinata show that he's very meticulous about his physical appearance, following a strict morning routine to keep his hair, body, and clothes in perfect condition. He also has an extensive list of beauty products he buys frequently.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments, like in Azura's supports where he remains nonchalant at being threatened.Bandit: Heh! I didn't come alone! Maybe you're the better fighter, but you'll never take us all!
Subaki: *yawn* Do you have any idea how many times I've heard that line?
- The Fighting Narcissist: Subaki freely admits that he can't look away from his own reflection to Hinata, and it does nothing to diminish his fighting prowess.Hinata: Huh?! How can you be in love with yourself? You're the most vain person that I've ever met. How can you be so narcissistic?
Subaki: It's simple. Appearances are important. Perfecting one's outward image projects confidence and inner beauty. And people will always prefer someone clean and neat over a nasty slob.
- To Arthur. Both are male retainers that serve the youngest royal sibling with different standards and expectations of themselves and others. In Subaki's case, he is a perfectionist that sets high standards for himself and others, while Arthur's is being focused on just doing his best for the sake of Justice. Subaki is regarded as being very fortunate but also more cynical of himself, while Arthur is unlucky but more optimistic with himself. Furthermore, Subaki is a feminine Bishōnen while Arthur is a manly hunk.
- Also to Cordelia and, by proxy, his daughter Caeldori, whom was heavily based off of Cordelia. Whereas both women are naturally talented, alienating them from their peers and causing them difficulties in relating to others, Subaki is only held in high esteem by his peers by dint of working himself to exhaustion in a constant drive to improve. In turn, their standings in their respective groups have an inverse effect on how forthcoming they are: Cordelia openly expresses her concerns and worries to others in her supports, while Subaki very rarely admits to others his natural shortcomings and the reason behind his drive.
- Can also be this for Selena/Severa. Both are red-haired with matching eyes that have competitive streaks in them from striving to be the best they can. They place a high importance on proper personal upkeep with their appearances, have slightly haughty personalities and tend to either hide their feelings or have trouble expressing themselves honestly. However, Selena is more aggressive and impulsive whereas Subaki is more passive and calculative. Both are also heirs to a distinguished legacy others expected them to live up to, resulting in inferiority complexes. However, Selena resented living in her mother's shadow and strove to be acknowledged on her own merits, whereas Subaki devoted himself to meeting and upholding the "perfect" standards he felt expected to live up to. Their parents' methods were also different, Selena's having accepted her for who she was while Subaki's always pushed him to be what his legacy demanded of him.
- Also potentially one for Niles, as shown in their Revelation supports. Both can come across as annoying or insensitive at times, although Niles doesn't care what other people think of him, while Subaki seems that way due to his desire for looking perfect.
- Freudian Excuse: In regards to his perfectionism, he was pressured to appearing perfect in public, and even knows he isn't, but is forced to show nothing less.
- Full Health Bonus: His personal skill Perfectionist increases his accuracy and avoid by 15 whenever he has full HP.
- The Gadfly: In Rhajat's Paralogue, he takes time to tease Hayato:Subaki: Pardon for the intrusion, but I've got some great ideas for research. How about a spell that makes a person less afraid of the dark? Or a cure for crying every time someone botches his battle moves?
Rhajat: Who would need that—you?!
Subaki: Oh, no, don't be silly. I mean your father here. I think he should focus more on being braver, not taller.
- Gender-Blender Name: Tsubaki's most commonly written with the kanji for camellia flowers and is usually a girl's name.
- Graceful Loser: For the most part. He doesn't like losing and can become competitive in working to ensure his win next time. But ultimately, he is still able to acknowledge and accept when someone's beaten him or is better at something than him - such as in his supports with Hana and Mozu, the latter of which he even asks to teach him about her household remedies.
- Instant Expert: Played with; it's not exactly instant and is due in no small part to his seemingly genuine enjoyment of learning new skills. Nevertheless, he's able to quickly pick up new skills in a short amount of time, such as in his supports with Nyx where he figures out how to mix and brew coffee after having only had it once.
- Insufferable Genius: He sometimes lets his good looks and talent get to his head, often flexing his superiority in front of others like Hinata and Hana.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: He certainly comes across as this at times, being knowledgeable in things like art, cooking, medicine, combat, riding mounts, smithing, hunting, tactics, etiquette and so-forth; even if it's just cursory experience in some cases, it still counts toward an impressive range of skills. This is even integrated in his default reclass which is Samurai, which can upgrade to Master of Arms.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Subaki's a definite Bishōnen, and, while his hair is in a ponytail, it looks long enough to at least reach his shoulders.
- Love Confession:Darling, you're the very picture of perfection. And we're so perfect together...
- Legacy of Service: Like most of the Hoshido retainers, he comes from a clan that has served the Hoshidan royal family for generations. Therefore, his parents were pretty much stage parents who drilled in him the need to be perfect, which backfires badly in his supports with Sakura.
- Master of None: Subaki's stat growths are at odds with his Character Class, leaving him with low Speed and Resistance (things that Sky Knights should excel at), okay but not spectacular Attack and Defense, and decent HP, Skill and Luck. While useful when he joins due to his bulk and the mobility granted from being a flier, he quickly falls off once the party starts getting filled out in Birthright and Revelation.
- Not So Different:
- To Selena in Revelation, as both had to work to get to their levels of skill and spend almost an entirety of their supports competing against each other at everything. If they S-support, Caeldori will inherit both of their insecurities (being perfect and living in her parent's shadow respectively) and desire to be at the top of everything.
- Also happens with Azama in their supports, as they both find they put a large amount of thought into calculating out nearly every action, the key difference being that Azama doesn't really care how people react to him, whereas Subaki puts up a front and very much cares about his reputation.
- Odd Friendship: Can develop one with Niles in Revelation, though they start off at each other's throats.
- Once Done, Never Forgotten: Hana and Sakura fondly remember the time Subaki fell off his pegasus. They even remind him of that repeatedly in supports.
- The Perfectionist: He takes pride in making everything about himself as flawless as possible, from his appearance to his combat abilities and everything in between - and if there's something he's deficient in, he immediately sets about remedying it. It's even his personal skill, "Perfectionist", which adds +15 Hit/Evade when his health is at full. Deconstructed in that his parents pushed him to be this way, to the point he believes he has to be perfect to be valuable. Furthermore, maintaining it isn't natural for him and really stresses him out.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Watch and learn!"
"It's all me!"
"Shall we end this?"
- Rare Male Example: The first playable male Pegasus Knight in the series.
- Rescue Romance: Should he achieve S rank with Azura, whom he protects from an assassin in their supports.
- The Rival: Many of his supports involve other characters eagerly challenging Subaki due to his "perfect" reputation. In particular, he and Hana have a bit of a rivalry going on as to who is Sakura's most trusted subordinate.
- Samurai Ponytail: He can even reclass into a Samurai.
- Spear Counterpart:
- Stepford Smiler: His supports with Sakura reveal that his parents pushed him to be perfect from the start, leaving him genuinely terrified of being otherwise; he honestly believes that if he isn't perfect, he's completely worthless. Maintaining this image is incredibly difficult and stressful for him.
- Stone Wall: Unusual for a Sky Knight, Subaki's stats capitalize on above average HP and Defense, but his Strength and Speed suffer as a result.
- Subordinate Excuse: Can potentially fall for Sakura and become her husband, if they S-support.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: A male version of Cordelia, as both are redheaded pegasus riders with perfectionist attitudes, but their striving for perfection causes them to think lowly of themselves. However, a major difference between them is that while Subaki embraces this aspect of him (which makes him come across as arrogant and conceited), Cordelia hated being called perfect and would downplay her achievements whenever someone tried to sing her praises.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He claims to like soybeans and fruit if standing on a beans or fruit tile in the player's castle.
- Tranquil Fury: Expresses this in Conquest upon being confronted by the Avatar in Chapter 22. While he's not as explosively upset as Hana, his dialogue makes it quite clear that he wants nothing more than to see them dead for causing Sakura pain.Subaki: "She seems to have nothing but the highest opinion of you. She was devastated after you betrayed her."
Subaki "Worry not. All will be as it should once I send you to your grave. I cannot bear to ever see that sad look in her eyes again. The one YOU caused. So, shall we begin?"
One of Mikoto's retainers, and the daughter of a prominent feudal lord of Hoshido. Though she is gentle, one part of her absolutely loves battle. The best listener in the army. Her birthday is November 7th.
Voiced by: Rei Furukawa (Japanese), Stephanie Lemelin (English)
- The Ace: Reveals she was considered this when rising through the ranks in the army, her love of battle helping her to quickly gain skill in wielding weapons - to the point she became the Queen's personal retainer.
- Ambiguous Situation: On Conquest, she and Orochi are never seen again after being fought once, but due to injured Hoshidans also being killed in the same chapter they appear in it is left ambiguous whether they were amongst those killed or survived off screen.
- Battle Couple: Can be this with the Male Avatar on the Birthright and Revelation routes.
- Black Sheep: Reveals she was this for her family in her supports, her desire to be a warrior clashing sharply with her wealthy family's ideals. However, Reina herself still holds them in high regard for having raised her.
- Blood Knight: She is a very kind woman, but she still loves fighting, to the point that while in battle or preparing for it she can seem like a completely different person. For instance, when it seems that she, Saizo, and Orochi are searching for Kagero in Chapter 11 of Revelation, she remarks that the placement of the trees makes the perfect acoustics for hearing the dying words of their adversaries. Saizo has to remind her to stay on mission. In the Ghostly Gold DLC, she's shown to get so excited about an impending fate that she can't sleep the day before a battle.
- Christmas Cake: She's an older woman, but she can reach S-Support with a Male Avatar. If the Avatar is married to another character and Reina is invited to their room, she admits that she wishes she knew what married life is like.
- Custom Uniform: Her Kinshi Knight outfit is mostly grey and black and comes with tights.
- Dissonant Serenity: She stays frighteningly calm-looking when butchering people wholesale.
- Femininity Failure: She can barely do any "feminine tasks" like cooking, cleaning or keeping house, and is not too happy about it.
- To Gunter, both being highly-reputable warriors in their respective kingdoms whose older ages do nothing to hamper their skills. Both also have scarred faces, have no family obligations and double as experienced caretakers for their royalty. The difference is that Gunter is an older veteran who prefers teaching the next generation, while Reina is an active blood-loving fighter. Also, Gunter's lack of family ties is because they died, whereas Reina's is because they disowned her.
- Also foils Jakob to a degree. Both were disowned by their families and pursued paths that made them retainers for the royalty, and both have very starkly-contrasting sides to their personalities. The difference is that Jakob is cold to everyone but is eager to please the Avatar, while Reina is motherly and sociable to everyone but unrecognizably bloodthirsty in battle.
- Fragile Speedster: Has favorable strength and speed growths, but not so amazing defense.
- I Was Quite a Looker: She's still very pretty, but apparently she was gorgeous in her younger years.
- I Have No Daughter!:
- Reina's parents really didn't want their daughter to become a knight, to the point where they essentially disowned her. By the time she meets the Avatar, it's been years since she's spoken to or seen her parents. Despite that, Reina bears no hard feelings towards them for their decision and is thankful for the part they played in raising her, even going so far as to send them money despite their estrangement.
- Can be subverted if she gets an S support with the male Avatar. M!Avatar visits her parents and tells them of Reina's battle prowess and care for those in the army. Her parents weep in joy and tell him that they miss their daughter terribly.
- Innocently Insensitive: She doesn't seem to realize just how much her casual comments on carnage and death can unsettle people.
- It Was a Gift: In the Avatar's Supports, Reina is revealed to always perform household chores with an apron, the reason for that being that it was the last thing she ever got from her family before she became estranged from them.
- Lady of War: Despite being a Blood Knight, she carries herself very elegantly outside the battlefield. She also has other feminine qualities such as wanting to keep herself looking good, as evidenced in one of her My Castle scenes where she asks if bathing in a pearl spring would improve her skin.
- Lethal Chef: Is in the same cooking category as Felicia (Killer), who in the My Castle trailer fed Kaze steak that was so bad that he calls for a medic. It causes Strength and Magic +1, at the cost of -1 to other stats.
- Love Confession:It's wonderful to know that you love me, too. It feels like a dream...We must go tell everyone at once.
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: A rare heroic example as, despite her overall kind nature, she takes pleasure from the screams of her enemies on the battlefield.
- Mood Whiplash: Causes this a few times when, in the midst of conversation, she'll suddenly throw up details of someone's gruesome death or something to do with killing. The most prominent example is in Chapter 11 of Revelation, where her first comment is about their relatively-peaceful surroundings is how well the acoustics will carry someone's dying screams.
- Nice Girl: Despite her Blood Knight tendencies, Reina is described as being a kind woman when off the battlefield.
- Non-Idle Rich: In her supports with the Avatar, she reveals her family were magistrates and that she could have lived a very well-off life of quiet comfort if she'd wanted it. Instead though, she became a warrior because fighting appealed to her more then luxury did, which both her parents disapproved of to the point of practically disowning her.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:"Cry out in pain!"
"I will extinguish you!"
- Sadist: Pretty much her defining personality trait on the battlefield, often making comments regarding how much she looks forward to killing her opponents and taking pleasure in their deaths, agonized screams and in watching them bleed out. Subverted when off the battlefield though, as she only displays this trait towards enemies, though she does state in the My Castle prison that she feels pretty comfortable overlooking the cells where helpless prisoners are kept.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Isadora from The Blazing Blade, as she's the blue-haired personal retainer for a main character's mother and joins pre-promoted. Only that Reina is a flier instead of a Paladin.
- Team Mom: Takes this role when not on the battlefield. The Avatar even voices this trope in their Supports, remarking it a stark contrast to how they thought she was based on her behavior in battle.Avatar: Yeah. Usually I think of you as fierce and bloodthirsty, like you are in the field. But after the fighting's over, you put on an apron and it's like you're everyone's mom.
- Tomboy: Calls herself one in the Avatar's supports as a past-tense example, remarking that she grew up with a love of fighting and battle that most found distinctly unfeminine, with her favored pastime as a child being to watch the soldiers train.
A purple-haired spellcaster, adept at incantations and fortune-telling. Orochi actually hails from a noble family, and is one of Mikoto's retainers. Though she has mysterious vibes with her calm, old-fashioned manner of speaking, she actually has a bright and playful personality. Laughs the easiest and is also the loudest drinker. Her birthday is June 19th.
Voiced by: Yuka Igarashi (Japanese), Paula Tiso (English)
- Ascended Meme: In her A support with Ryoma, she tells him that he looks like "a lobster on a bad-hair day".
- Aluminum Christmas Trees: Her complicated Anime Hair is an exaggerated version of the real-life shimada hairstyle, often worn by Japanese geisha.
- Ambiguous Situation: On Conquest, she and Reina are never seen again after being fought once, but due to injured Hoshidans also being killed in the same chapter they appear in it is left ambiguous whether they were amongst those killed or survived off screen.
- Antiquated Linguistics: Despite her youth, Orochi talks very formally and has old-fashioned speech patterns. Justified since she's a noblewoman.
- Bare Your Midriff:
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Male Avatar, Jakob, Silas, and any of the Hoshido males (except Yukimura and Izana), as well as the Nohr characters Laslow and Odin in Revelation.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Reveals in her supports with Odin and the Avatar that this was the reason she was so loyal to Queen Mikoto; diviners and fortune-tellers are generally frowned upon in Hoshido, so much so that Mikoto was practically one of the few to treat her with unconditional trust and acceptance by giving her the coveted position of royal retainer.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Precisely how much of her fortunes are actual divination or good advice and how much this scale fluctuates is nebulous at best, but she's good enough at it either way (or both ways) to excuse her prankster nature in the eyes of others - especially since she sometimes uses her post as diviner to her advantage, as is the case in several of her supports; namely Odin and Hinata.
- The Caretaker: According to Yukimura in his supports with the Avatar, Orochi was this to Queen Mikoto at times, most notably when her child ,the Avatar, was still a baby who she worried over constantly.
- Compassionate Critic: The majority of her fortunes, good and bad, seem to fall in this category - though unlike Azama, her critiques are delivered more like a teasing prankster as opposed to the former's passive-aggressiveness.
- Curtains Match the Window: Downplayed: she has purple eyes and hair... but in different tones of purple.
- In the Revelation supports, she is one to Nyx. While they are both talented spellcasters, they are complete opposites. Nyx looks like a child but is very mature and a loner, whereas Orochi looks her age but is something of a childish prankster.
- Also applies to Hayato, for much the same reasons as Nyx - although his is more being genuinely young but acting older an effort to be mature, as opposed to actually being an adult in a child's body like Nyx is.
- Fortune Teller: She uses cards and herbs to see the future.
- Friendly Rivalry:
- Mostly one-sided on her side, but Orochi forges a sort of kinship with Nyx while challenging the latter to see who is the better sorceress.
- Orochi seems to like sparking these up, as her supports with Hayato also start off with her trying to compete with him over their herb collections.
- The Gadfly: Her personality is said to be playful and her smile is rather cheeky. She trolls and teases Jakob quite a bit in their supports, laughs at Subaki's disgust when she accidentally dumps her alchemy ingredients on him and finds Oboro's notorious "demon face" to actually be funny - especially when hearing Oboro can't control it.Jakob: "What the hell is wrong with this woman?!"
- She also spends her Supports with Takumi teasing him about his childhood.
- Glass Cannon: Her Magic will grow at an absurdly fast pace, enabling her to deal immense damage to most enemy units, but as with most mages she can't really afford to get hit herself. Her low Speed doesn't help, either.
- Gender-Blender Name: Despite it being a mythological name, Orochi is a traditionally male name in Japan.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Kagero are very close friends, with more than one trace of Romantic Two-Girl Friendship.
- The Hyena: One of her favorite past-times is relating funny stories about others, especially the royals she works for, and is quite prone to having giggling fits over her own jokes and tales.
- Innocently Insensitive: Her playful nature makes her oblivious to how seriously someone might take her jests, such as in her Supports with Taukmi when she fails to realize he sees her teasing as mockery.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Although more like a teasing cat lover, but she does admit in Kaden's supports that she's very found of felines and keeps a catnip-filled charm to help find some.
- Lady of Black Magic: She's a calm Diviner from a noble family who can use scrolls to cast spells. Her playful and cheeky personality makes for a bit of a subversion though.
- Legacy of Service: Reveals in her supports that being a diviner runs in her family - to the point where she outright says in her supports with Odin that she felt like she didn't have any other choice but to become one herself.
- Love Confession:I knew we'd wind up together. Even before I met you. I read it in the cards...and the cards are never wrong.
- Meaningful Appearance: A golden comb, a sort-of brooch and at least two long pins. They might be allusions to Princess Kushinada from the Orochi myths.note
- The Medic: She's not exactly a healer, but is pretty good at using medicinal herbs to make potions and salves. Accordingly, she can be reclassed into an Apothecary. She can also use staves if promoted to a Onmyoji.
- Mighty Glacier: Of the magical variety. Orochi's astronomic magic growth coupled with the fact that most enemies have low resistance means that she'll always be able to dish out heavy damage, but will have a hard time double-attacking without the help of certain scrolls due to her low speed.
- Ms. Fanservice: Wears little in her Diviner outfit. Her low cut pants leaves her wide hips and the upper part of her buttcrack exposed. Players are going to see a lot of these shots in battle due to the camera often being fixated on the back. In fact, her model in the Private Quarters makes it look like she's not even wearing underwear!
- My Greatest Failure: Reveals in Silas' supports that she sees the death of Mikoto as this, having predicted the threat beforehand but only realized the severity of it far too late to stop it.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Implied in her supports with Kagero, where Orochi will start gushing about the dark way that Kagero paints things.
- Nosy Neighbor: Or more like Nosy Retainer, revealing in Ryoma's supports that she'd habitually spy on the royal family, seeing so many amusing or embarrassing moments among them that she claims she could write a book on it. Subverted to an extent as, no matter how much she jokes about doing so, she doesn't make it a habit to spill secrets to others unless it's harmless.
- Not So Above It All:
- Despite her teasing nature, quite a few of her S-Supports have her getting flustered at love confessions.
- She can also get super competitive, especially when it comes to spellcasting and herbs, such as with Hayato and Nyx. It also happens in contests of sensory skill, such as in Kaze's supports where she makes it a contest to see if she can detect him before he can surprise-greet her. It even happens with Azama over who can tease the other better.
- Older Than They Look: While Orochi's exact age is unclear, she was old enough to be trusted to take care of Takumi when he was a child.
- The Ojou: A cheekier version of the Nice Girl type.
- The Prankster: Implied that a large part of her personality invokes this. She fools Odin into doing her shopping by making him think he has a terminal issue with his spellcasting.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:"Your fate is sealed!"
"Don't get in my way!"
"Now you've upset me!"
"I tire of this!"
- Red Mage: Gains the ability to use staves alongside tomes if she's promoted to Onmyoji.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Reveals in Odin's supports that, for all her outward jovial behavior and friendliness, she's able to compartmentalize these feelings and steel her will against targets in battle so as to make her spells more effective, remarking that she can't afford to sympathize with them lest her spells falter with her will.
- Squishy Wizard: Orochi is highlighted by very high Magic, Skill, and Resistance, but low HP and Defense.
- Taking Advantage of Generosity: Does this in Hinata's supports, using his desire to get a fortune told as leverage to make him pamper her.
- Terrible Artist: Hinted at. The masks she makes for Oboro in their supports get laughed at for apparently being bad or inartistic - especially when Oboro learns Orochi took three days to make them. Not to mention she finds Kagero's warped art wonderful, which says something about her own sense of aesthetics.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Even when she and Kagero are older than the standard, their friendship has quite the vibes of this trope.
- Third-Person Person: Orochi occasionally refers to herself in the third person in the English version.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Fried soybeans are a preferred treat for her, just like Mikoto.
- Troll: She really likes messing with people, often abusing her fortune-telling for pranking.
- Undying Loyalty: Orochi has this towards Mikoto as one of her retainers, and is still loyal even after her death. In Revelation, this same loyalty is why she resents the Avatar when they first meet, calling them an unforgivable monster at the idea that her friend and liege had died for an ungrateful turncoat - especially when said "turncoat" was Mikoto's own child. She gets better though, eventually accepting the Avatar isn't truly responsible and even assuaging them of their guilt over Mikoto's death.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Her B support with Azama reveals that she's deathly afraid of rats. Ironically, she joins your party equipped with a Rat Spirit scroll.
A key strategist in the Hoshido army that as served in his position from when King Sumeragi was alive. He was born into nobility and his father was also a tactician. Kind, gentle and serious, but also has a strict side that doesnt tolerate compromises to his work. His hobbies are reading and developing mechanisms. He breaks the most glasses out of everyone in the army. His birthday is April 28th.
Yukimura is a Secret Character that only joins the player's army in Birthright once certain criteria are fulfilled.
Voiced by: Hidemitsu Shimizu (Japanese), Paul Eiding (English)
- Battle Couple: Can be this with the Female Avatar on the Birthright path.
- Badass Bookworm: He always carries a book, and he is The Strategist for the Hoshido army. As a Mechanist, he is also able to use Hidden Weapons and bow and arrows.
- The Caretaker: Reveals in supports with the Female Avatar he and Orochi sometimes played this role with Mikoto since when she was raising the Avatar, them so much as sneezing was enough to make Mikoto panic. He also played this role with the Avatar when they were young as well.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: With his father and, later on, King Sumaragi, who he considered a surrogate father. They were his role-models and benchmarks in the field of tactics and remain so even though the former died when Yukimura was a child and the other was killed in an ambush by King Garon while defending the Avatar.
- Disappeared Dad: His father died when Yukimura was young, having passed away on his sickbed. Later, King Sumeragi became like a second father to him, but he ended up killed.
- To Iago. Both are the chief strategists of their respective kingdoms and close confidants to their kings (Yukimura past-tense with Sumeragi, Iago present-tense with Garon), and both are rather clever in their own right in managing the wider armies of their nations. They also prove to be rather cunning and sly in their own ways; Yukimura masterminded the kidnapping of a young Azura from Nohr, while Iago repeatedly laid deathtrap after deathtrap in secret for the Avatar in every route - one of which directly results in the death of Lilith in Conquest. However, Yukimura is a machinist who is calm, tempered, kind and humble, while Iago is a mage who is cruel, callous, selfish and egotistical. They also have reversed stances on the Avatar - Yukimura sees them as surrogate family, cares deeply for their safety and is extremely hurt should they turn away from Hoshido in Conquest and Revelation, whereas Iago despises the Avatar, couldn't care less about their well-being and wants them to suffer and die right from the get-go. Yukimura is also a possible hidden ally in Birthright, while Iago is an eventual enemy in all three routes.
- Also foils Gunter. Both are high-ranking veteran officers in the Hoshidan and Nohrian armies respectively, and served as The Caretaker to the Avatar when he/she was little. However, while Gunter rose through the ranks as a spear-wielding knight, Yukimura gained renown as a strategist.
- Fond Memories That Could Have Been: Reveals in his Supports that he seemed to feel this way looking at the scrapbook he made or the young Avatar with Mikoto and Sumeragi, wishing at least one of them could have had a happy life with their child. It's also implied he feels this way about the Avatar's leaving Hoshido in Conquest and Revelation, expressing sadness and regret that the life Mikoto sacrificed herself to preserve abandoned them.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: His base class is Apothecary and cannot naturally get Master Ninja without marrying a Ninja talent Avatar. Nothing in story has him say anything about being a Ninja, but is good with various automatons.
- Inter Generational Friendship: Implied to have this with Sakura, who is barely a young teenager. In the Halloween DLC, she tells him that she misses Hoshidan dango, so he outfits one of his Automatons to make her some.
- Last Guy Wins: He is the last man to join the party in Birthright, and thus has a claim to this if he romances the female Avatar.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: His dialogue when he joins you in Birthright is as such:It has been a long time since we last met, Prince/Princess Avatar. It appears you have our enemy in check at their capital. But I believe that in order to finish the game, you will need more pawns. I have left the castle defended by automata—use me as you see fit.
- Love Confession:We will make new memories together every day... my love.
- Marionette Master: His starting class is Mechanist, which makes him a puppet master.
- Mechanical Horse: Like all Mechanists, he rides a puppet mount that looks like a Chinese lion.
- Megane: A handsome man who wears glasses and has a calm demeanor, being one of the few who won't get angry at the Avatar if they choose Nohr over Hoshido. Or at least not until Chapter 22, when his and Sakura's forces are executed. Subverted in the third route where, like everyone else, he believed that the Avatar betrayed them so he's sincerely disappointed with them - though not as furious as others.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: He cannot be in the party with anyone not playable on Birthright, which includes the Conquest units and the Revelation-locked Fuga.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: He is absolutely loyal to Hoshido and will not change that loyalty for anything. Comes into play in Revelation after he's defeated in chapter 8. He outright admits that the Avatar has noble intentions, but he still can't fight for them or support them due to their refusal to join Hoshido.
- Older and Wiser: According to his supports with the Male Avatar, Yukimura was far less calm and collected in his past and it took him a while to fully grow into the guy the Hoshidans know and love.
- Parental Substitute: As explained by the supports with the Female Avatar, Yukimura used to take care of the little Avatar when Mikoto and Sumeragi, as the Ruling Couple, were busy with their work.
- Perma-Stubble: Very slight touches of this on the bottom of his chin, likely due to the time-consuming work of being chief tactician for a nation.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Regrettable."
"Right into my trap!"
"What was your exit strategy?"
- Rule of Cool: He uses a giant puppet as a vehicle.
- The Strategist: His exact role in Hoshidan army, which places him as direct subordinate to Mikoto, herself.
- Took a Level in Idealism: In his supports with the Avatar, Yukimura reveals he used to be quite the Combat Pragmatist as he'd once proposed the idea to slaughter their enemies with a puppet army, having believed high enemy casualties, minimal friendly losses and swift victory were the key objectives of war. However, King Sumeragi scolded him for this, advocating that war strategies weren't about body count but about minimizing loss in general as scorched earth tactics only make it harder to maintain peace after the fighting ends. Yukimura takes this to heart and later shares it with the Avatar. Also doubles as Took a Level in Kindness.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In conjunction with the above example, Yukimura reveals this also happened afterword when King Garon murdered King Sumeragi and kidnapped the Avatar, having used to resent the latter for being why Sumeragi died as the king could have escaped had he not had a child to defend. However, as he got older and served under Queen Mikoto, his feelings mellowed out and he came to accept that the Avatar was not the one truly responsible for King Sumeragi's death, instead seeing it as being how a father ought to act when their child is in danger. He even calls it in hindsight one of the most dignified ways a man of Sumeragi's stature could have died.
- Tragic Keepsake: In his B Support with a female Avatar, Yukimura reveals that Mikoto and Sumeragi feared the Avatar would be lonely since their duties kept them too busy to spend much time with her, so they had Yukimura make her a scrapbook of the times they were together. Unfortunately, Sumeragi was murdered and the Avatar abducted before they could receive the scrapbook - and because Yukimura only ever joins in Birthright, the Avatar will either get it only after Mikoto is dead too, or not at all during the game's events. In his A Support with the female Avatar, he recounts looking at it to cheer himself up as it reminded him there were still good things in the world.
- Wife Husbandry: One way to see his and the Female Avatar's potential romance.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- He doesn't respond kindly to how soundly King Garon overturns the Avatar and Xander's promise to spare the Hoshidan soldiers, calling them outright monsters for not being able to keep their word.
- Furthermore, he really doesn't take it well when Sakura declares her intent to join the Avatar in Revelation, even after their actions (in)directly brought tragedy and ruin to Hoshido. He calms down after Sakura's "World of Cardboard" Speech.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Well, more like a dark blue-gray.
- You Monster!: He curses the Avatar and Xander as demons and monsters in Conquest, both for their conquering of Hoshido and for standing by as Garon has countless Hoshidan soldiers executed - right in front of a horrified Sakura - despite promising to take them alive.
- You Should Have Died Instead: Played with; in his supports with the Avatar in Birthright, Yukimura reveals he initially blamed them for how Sumeragi defending them resulted in the latter's death and hated their existence, but Mikoto's compassion eventually helped him to let go. However, should the Avatar side with Nohr, Yukimura's final appearance in Conquest could be taken as evidence he's regressed to this hateful outlook, since he curses the Avatar as a monster for following Garon and for failing to keep their promise of sparing the Hoshidan army.
A warrior of the Flame Tribe, of which her father is the chief. Rinkah dislikes socializing, abiding by her tribe's solitary culture, but is a passionate fighter driven by warrior pride. She has the highest body temperature. Her birthday is February 5th.
Voiced by: Yui Ishikawa (Japanese), Stephanie Lemelin (English, Fates), Sara Cravens (English, Heroes)
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Somewhat subjective, but her art by Kusakihara Toshiyuki (Fates' art director) in Fire Emblem Heroes makes her taller, more curvaceous, and emphasizes her muscular abdomen and breasts even more than the original game.
- Aloof Ally: Her tribe has a custom of honoring solitude, so she avoids interacting with her allies unless she has to. For example, if she's chosen by the Avatar to be "petted", she outright tells him she's not used to any close human contact. At the end of Conquest Chapter 11, she leaves the Hoshidan army without a trace, never to be seen again after that.
- Amazonian Beauty: She is RIPPED◊, putting most of the guys to shame, but is no less attractive for it.
- Bare Your Midriff: All the better to show off her amazing abs. Explained in-universe as being that warrior-tribes like hers wear only what's necessary. Her Fire Emblem Heroes art has her pants worn lower to further emphasize more of her muscular physique.
- Battle Couple: Can marry a male Avatar, Jakob, Silas, and any of the Hoshido males (except Yukimura and Izana), as well as the Nohr characters Benny and Keaton in Revelation.
- Berserk Button: She hates being mocked, or having her beliefs mocked.
- The Berserker: She fights savagely, her philosophy being to maximize offense. Ryoma, however, criticizes that she can become careless of her own safety during her onslaughts.
- Be Yourself: As revealed in Charlotte's supports, Rinkah's tribe believes in being straightforward and true to oneself, with those who hid their true nature being treated as cowards and outcasts, if not outright scum. She respects people who are open with what they want and who they are - and clashes with those who don't.
- Big Damn Heroes: How she joins the group in Revelation, by offering to help them when they're Mistaken for Murderer by Fuga.
- Big Eater: If Takumi's B supports are any evidence, her meals are noticeably larger than is average.
- The Blacksmith: One of her main promotion options. Her My Castle scenes in the castle forge have her remark her people in general are skilled smiths - herself included.
- Boobs of Steel: She has an incredible toned body, with muscular arms, abs and thighs, and is regarding in-story as one of the most physically strong women in Hoshido alongside Kagero. But in spite of her muscular physique, she's also one of the most well-endowed women. Her official artwork for fates has her chest fully covered by a sarashi, but in Fire Emblem Heroes the sarashi is made just slightly smaller, resulting in her breasts spilling out of it.
- Boyish Short Hair: Though her headdress gives it the illusion of being considerably longer (as well as multicolored, at that), Rinkah's hair is in fact short and rough, suiting her Hot-Blooded personality nicely.
- Brutal Honesty: She doesn't beat around the bush with her opinions and prefers it when people are straightforward with her in turn - even if what they say aggravates her at times.
- Burning with Anger: Played with. She's someone who channels her anger in combat and her attacks can have a fiery effect to them due to hailing from the Fire Tribe, just like like Flora and Felicia's attacks have icy auras due to being from the Ice Tribe (though like with the maid sisters, it has no gameplay effect).
- Carry a Big Stick: Fights with the Hoshidan counterpart to the axe, a large battle mace.
- The Chief's Daughter: She's even fighting against Nohr on her father's orders.
- Cool Mask: Like all Oni Savages, Rinkah wears an ogre-like mask for the purpose of intimidating her enemies during battle. However, unlike generic Oni Savages, she only wears it propped up on her head and not over her face.
- Critical Status Buff: Her Personal skill, Fiery Blood, gives her 4 bonus damage when her HP is not full. The key word being "not full" because she could still get the bonus, even if she's missing only 1 HP. It also helps with magic as the skill affects damage, regardless of the weapon type.
- Cute Little Fangs: Well, whether or not they're cute, cool or intimidating is in the eye of the beholder, but her Cipher cards illustrate her as having small but visible fangs.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: With white hair and dark skin.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Ironically. Rinkah is often cold and distant to her support partners, but by the end of the chain she finds that she's warmed up to them.
Rinkah: I can't just sit and stare while people are suffering around me. That's why I'm helping the villagers. Don't worry. It has nothing to do with you.
- If she's Rhajat's mother, it's clear she's defrosted a lot. Especially with this line in the B Support:
- Also happens if she's Kana's mother, softening up to the point that she tells her daughter not to hurt flowers by picking them - which is a very stark contrast to how she starts out.
- Elemental Eye Colors: Hers are bright ruby red, likely to hammer in her affiliation with fire.
- Extreme Omnivore: In Fire Emblem Heroes, it turns out that eating the horrible food she cooked for herself for years has made her stomach basically immune to any foul food sickness, which becomes crucial when the Order of Heroes and her party all become sick from eating potatoes that Anna had bought at a strangely cheap price. Because of her intestinal fortitude, she was named the "Sour-Gut Savior" by the order, much to her chagrin.
- Facial Markings: Has bright red ones, as her picture shows.
- Fanservice Pack: Her Heroes art gave her more than a couple of cup sizes, cleavage and underboobs in equal measure and lower riding pants.
- Fantasy Pantheon: Rinkah's tribe, the Flame Tribe, worships a mythical God of the Flame - a dragon who they show devotion to through maintaining an ever-burning flame in their village. Constantly maintaining it requires many challenges and precautions, one of which is isolation from meddling outsiders - especially since an outside tribe once put the flame out and ended up destroyed by an erupting volcano as punishment. These things together why Rinkah is so aloof to others.
- Fish out of Water: Due to her Tribe's isolationist stance, many of her supports reference her uncertainty with being part of a group and her general unfamiliarity with cultures beyond her own. It gets lampshaded to a degree in an interaction in the My Castle Accessory Shop, where she admits it took her a bit of time to realize the items there were meant to be worn.
- Foil: To Charlotte. Both women are very physical fighters and neither serves directly under the princes or princesses of their realms, but Rinkah is a tough and tomboyish young woman who doesn't seek human interaction whereas Charlotte is crude yet hides said crudeness under a cute facade and openly interacts with others.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Kagero. The two bond as they push their limits against each other trying to find out which of them is the strongest.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Her appearance implies she's rather strong and many of her supports treat her as the physically strongest woman in the Hoshidan army, but Rinkah has a much lower than expected strength growth, and her strength stat itself starts off only average. For comparisons sake, Azura has a vastly higher strength growth then her, and several more lean looking characters have higher strength growths then she does.
- Guest-Star Party Member: She joins the player before the route split. If they side with Hoshido, it sticks. If they side with Nohr, it doesn't and she becomes this. If they choose neither, it doesn't stick at first, but then she rejoins for good after a few chapters.
- Hidden Buxom: Her chest is the only part of her upper body that is covered, and even then it's wrapped in a sarashi that compresses it. Even then it's somewhat apparent that her chest is rather large. But when she shows up in Fire Emblem Heroes, her sarashi is made smaller and thus tighter, causing her breasts to spill out of the top and bottom. This ends up revealing that she has very large breasts - almost as big as Kagero's - in spite of her incredibly muscular physique.
- Honor Before Reason: Reveals in the Avatar's supports that she resents having been captured, feeling it would have been more dignifying to die in combat. To an extent, this mentality also appears to be why she's so focused on offense in battle, as is noted in her supports with Ryoma.
- Hot-Blooded: She enjoys fighting very much and runs the risk of being too reckless in battle. She also finds it hard to see anything that's not a competition as fun, as shown with her difficulty in understanding meditation in Ryoma's supports.
- I Am Not Pretty: Has shades of this in Her S-support with Kaze.
- I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Invokes this almost word for word in several of her supports, chiefly the Avatar's - she understands the benefits of working together but points out it doesn't mean she has to be anything more then a comrade. Crosses into Defrosting Ice Queen territory as she gradually warms up to people in her supports.
- Jabba Table Manners: Has a habit of sending food and juices everywhere while eating with her bare hands. This annoys Oboro to the point that she takes it upon herself to teach Rinkah how to eat with utensils. Lampshaded in one of her Heroes status page quotes:(Slightly annoyed) "Why is everyone so delicate about eating? Utensils only get in the way."
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Despite her passionate love of battle, Rinkah's tribe has trained her to always retreat if a situation becomes too risky, as evidenced in her supports with Saizo and Subaki where she's the one urging they not push their luck after winning a hard battle. Granted, by her own admission, it did take her some time to learn it, and she does sometimes forget in the heat of battle. This also factors into gameplay as she'll actually retreat even in Classic mode, even though she doesn't get a single appearance after joining, like every other first gen mother who will die.
- Lethal Chef: Her cooking in the Restaurant at My Castle is one of the worst out of any character, negating any stat boosts normally gained due to the meal being burnt.
- Ironically subverted in her supports with Hayato, where she successfully cooks fried vegetables into a stew. Of course, she did add some famously great-tasting spices from her tribe to make it taste better than it would have.
- Love Confession:"...I love you. The flame in my heart will never die. Thanks to you...I now know what true love is..."
- Magic Knight: She could Class Change to an Oni Chieftain, a class that could use both axes and tomes. In spite of her relatively low magic growth, she could easily make of the class with certain tomes and the Bolt Axe, skills which include lowering resistance and raising her own damage, and most physical classes having low resistance to begin with.
- Mistaken Identity: Mistakes the Avatar, who let her and Kaze go free at the end of Chapter 2, for a random Nohrian soldier and knocks them out at the end of Chapter 3."Sorry about that bump on your head."
- Multicolored Hair: A strange subversion. It looks like she has red and white hair, but the red is actually coming from the mask she's wearing on her head, as shown when she's in the hot springs.
- Oni: She isn't one, but her appearance and class invoke the imagery of oni.
- Playing with Fire: Being from the Fire Tribe, her attacks have a fiery effect to them similar to the icy effect exhibited by Ice Tribe sisters Felicia and Flora, though like the twins it has no gameplay effect. Her roster trait of having "the highest body temperature in the army" lampshades this.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner
- In Fates:"You'll be cinders!"
"I'll burn you to ash!"
"I'll melt you down!"
- In Heroes:"My flame won't flicker!"
"A flame burns within me!"
"Can't take the heat?"
- In Fates:
- Religious Bruiser: Her supports with Azama show that she's quite spiritual, her tribe worshiping a God of the Flame.
- Sarashi: She wears this to cover her chest.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In Conquest after being defeated at the Rainbow Sage's location, she leaves the battlefield entirely and never reappears on the route, presumably due to not wanting to risk the Flame Tribe being drawn into the conflict.
- Short Hair with Tail: Though the conversation box usually covers them in her portrait, and they're almost too small to see in her 3D model, she has two long, thin braids at the back of her head.
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: Her supports with Jakob if taken to S Rank. Same with Takumi's.
- Stone Wall: Has impressive Defense and Speed. However, she also has poor HP, Resistance and Strength, in which she needs to rely on Fiery Blood to improve her damage. The story also reveals she participates in Sumo Wrestling contests, where the main objective is to be this and avoid a ring-out. She packs enough power to match Kagero's strength in these contests.
- Stunned Silence: Because she's not used to socializing, Rinkah sometimes defaults to speechlessness if she is unsure how to respond to something that surprises her.
- Sweet Tooth: Her supports with Kaze reveal that she loves sweets, but she hides it because she thinks it would make her seem weak.
- This Is Gonna Suck: Off-screen. Reveals in the Avatar's supports she had this reaction on being sent to join the war between Hoshido and Nohr by her father, having had a very bad feeling about it. Considering she got captured and put on the execution block (and only survived because the one who beat her just so happened to be the Avatar), she wasn't very far off. Even moreso when one takes into context that the whole war is being manipulated by a third faction led by an insane dragon god. It also doubles as Gut Feeling, though towards the situation rather than an individual.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She likes sweets, though constantly tries to hide it.
- Tsundere: Shows shades of this with a couple of her supports, where she tries to deny the fact that she likes sweets in Kaze's supports, or that she really enjoys playing tag with Silas. Kaden even lampshades the trope to a degree by saying that he thinks Rinkah, beneath her aloof exterior, actually wants to be friends with everyone.
- Underboobs: While her art by the Fates' official artist, Yusuke Kozaki, has her sarashi fully envelop her chest, Fates' art director Toshiyuki Kusakihara made some adjustments for her debut in Fire Emblem Heroes. Namely, he reduced the size of the sarashi, causing it to barely cover Rinkah's chest and have her spill out with cleavage above it, and noticeable underboob below it.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Forges this sort of relationship with Charlotte in their supports on the third path. She and Kagero also consider each other to be worthy opponents and rivals due to their frequent bouts of physicality through sumo wrestling.
- Warrior Princess: As Jakob notes in their supports, her being the daughter of the Flame Tribe's chief technically qualifies her as their "Princess." In case there were still any doubts on the former part, Kagero's supports reveal that back in the Fire Tribe, Rinkah kept beating her opponents so soundly that they refused to fight her again - and this is a tribe whose methodology and fighting principles mirror her own.
A young boy from the Wind Tribe. Despite his age, he possesses incredible talent for spells and demands to be treated as an adult. He doesn't handle dark places well. Drinks the most milk. His birthday is September 19th.
Voiced by: VALSHE (Japanese), Ben Diskin (English)
- Adorably Precocious Child: He adamantly insists people not give him the baby treatment.
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Hoshido females (except for Reina and Scarlet), as well as the Nohr characters Effie and Nyx in Revelation.
- The Chief's Daughter: Hayato's Parental Substitute, Fuga, is the chieftain of the Wind Tribe.
- Child Prodigy: An advanced spellcaster at a young age.
- Combat Medic: If promoted to Onymoji, he gains the ability to use staves.
- Custom Uniform: His Diviner uniform features shorter pants and a sleeveless top that covers his chest, unlike the regular ones that does the opposite.
- Emotions vs. Stoicism: Seems to invoke this belief, feeling he needs to suppress - or at least conceal - his emotions, feeling his duties require a near-constant demeanor of maturity. This lessens later on though in his supports with his daughter Rhajat, in which, while appreciating the gesture, he advises her not to put on a brave face just to spare his feelings over the loneliness she dealt with in the Deeprealms.
- Family of Choice: To Fuga, his surrogate parent.
- Fiery Redhead: He pretends to be stoic and unaffected, but he gets quite excitable and energetic during his Spirited Competitor moments.
- To Nohr's Nyx. Both are young-looking prodigal magic users. While Nyx is an adult who dislikes her youthful appearance, Hayato is an actual youth who demands to be seen and respected as an adult. The player can support Nyx and Hayato together in the Revelation route, which reveals they are Not So Different.
- Also foils Orochi, a fellow mage and diviner who is physically mature but acts very childish as opposed to Hayato's youthful exterior and (attempts at) mature behavior.
- To Odin - both are male spellcasters who have a higher than average strength growth.
- Insufferable Genius: He's rather arrogant about his abilities.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: He starts underleveled and with poor bases, but his growths are proficient in all areas, even having decent growths in Strength, Defense and HP. If trained, he can be competent in almost any class.
- Love Confession:Let's write the next chapter of our lives together. I love you...
- Likes Older Women: Due to being this game's Merric archetype, most of his romance options are this, barring Sakura and Mozu.
- Magic Knight: He has access to two classes that use physical and magic attacks and his growths can make him do well in them.
- Magikarp Power: In Birthright, he starts at level one, always well behind your units. However, his personal skill benefits him since he deals extra damage to units that are a higher level. Averted in Revelation where he joins at level nine and is caught up with the rest of your party at that point.
- Meaningful Name: "Hayato" (隼人) means "Falcon Men" and was the name of a clan in ancient Japan. The name likely alludes to him being in the Wind Tribe.
- No Social Skills: Invoked in his supports with the Avatar as why he doesn't write to his home very often; he has no idea what to say in small-talk.
- Not a Game: Feels his job as an enchanter for the Wind Tribe as chief's son is a very important task.
- Not So Above It All: He tries to be mature a lot of the time, but can easily fall back into being the child he is at heart. One noteworthy example is Azura's supports where he is extremely enthusiastic about how big and varied the world is, in contrast to Azura's far more aloof opinion.
- Parental Abandonment: He lost his parents to Faceless when he was very young, so he can't remember their faces.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"You underestimated me!"
"Your time is at an end."
- Picky Eater: Doesn't like fired vegetables or carrots. His supports with Rinkah actually revolve around helping him overcome this.
- Placebotinum Effect: Nyx casts a spell on Hayato to help him overcome his fear of the dark, but should they S-support, she will admit the spell was merely a placebo. Hayato also does something similar for Mozu, crafting a charm that will help give her courage in battle, but only if she believes it will.
- Pride: He's very proud of his abilities; in Conquest, he says that the Nohrians should "thank the gods" for the opportunity to fight someone as "talented" as him. And his personal battle skill is literally called this.
- Primal Fear: Despite claiming he's not a child, like many youths, he's notably afraid of dark places.
- Real Men Hate Sugar: Discussed and eventually defied in his supports with Sakura. At first he tries to hide his huge Sweet Tooth since he thinks it will make him look childish, but Sakura comes up with a solution: they'll eat sweets together since it will let her talk to him whenever she wants to and it'll also allow him to look mature while enjoying such "childish" snacks.
- Recurring Element: The Merric archetype of the game, a Child Prodigy mage specializing in wind magic.
- Spirited Competitor: Comes out in some of his supports, namely the Avatar and Orochi. He apparently doesn't want to be outdone on the battlefield either; his personal skill lets him deal extra damage to units higher-leveled than he is.
- Squishy Wizard: Played with in his supports with Effie, to whom he admits he isn't particularly physically strong (on the back of struggling to lift a heavy load of supplies) and that he envies for her enormous strength.
- Supernaturally Young Parent: To Rhajat, courtesy of her being sent to another dimension. She looks down at him (both figuratively and presumably literally) for trying to get her to be more involved in helping out others, and thinks of her own father as just a kid. At one point she even says he's actually younger than her now.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Ricken from Awakening. They are child prodigies, but are very sensitive about their height and hate being treated like kids. His Supports with the Avatar even involve sending letters to his (adoptive) family back home like in Ricken's Supports with the Avatar in Awakening.
- Sweet Tooth: He tries to hide it at first in Sakura's supports, but eventually admits to having this.
- Token Mini-Moe: Is among the youngest playable characters, but is still able to be married off.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Like Sakura, he really likes sweets, and he bonds with her over that fact.
- Tsundere: Light shades of this at times. He's usually quite full of himself and often tries to hide his more emotional side from others, as well as being reluctant to admit wanting or needed help with things. Notable examples include his Supports with Felicia, Sakura, Fuga and Kaden.
- Unmanly Secret: His fear of the dark is a great source of embarrassment for Hayato that he tries to keep hidden. He also doesn't like others to know he likes sweets, and has a few other insecurities he doesn't like to talk about.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Played with, though ultimately subverted. He is exceptionally talented in his craft for his age, but this can be argued as being knowledge instead of wisdom - the latter of which, for the most part, is the result of him making a conscious effort to be that way instead of it being natural.
- The World Is Just Awesome: Says as much in his supports with Azura, expressing abundant fascination with how diverse the world is beyond the borders of his tribe.
- Worthy Opponent: Regards the Nohrians as such in the Conquest campaign, after the Avatar and their group pass the tests that Fuga subjects them to as condition to go through the Wind Tribe lands.
A fox spirit youth who lives in a remote region of Hoshido. Following in his fathers footsteps, he acts as his clans leader and keeps his people in order. He works everyday to repay a debt, and loves beautiful things as well as himself. Has the best posture. His birthday is July 12th.
Voiced by: Yuuta Takahashi (Japanese), Max Mittelman (English)
- Absolute Cleavage: For some reason, Kaden's shirt is open, exposing his chest.
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Hoshido females (except for Reina and Scarlet), as well as the Nohr characters Charlotte and Peri in Revelation.
- Beware the Nice Ones:
- In general terms, the guy can get downright scary whenever someone is trying to go after his fur. Literally. While Keaton may show aggressive behavior, Kaden's is more akin to Tranquil Fury.
- In Conquest, he tries to kill the Avatar's army when they attempt to pass through the Kitsune lair to reach Hoshido. Unlike Keaton's scenario in Birthright, Kaden's is completely unprovoked—he does it as a precautionary measure because humans who enter their territory are usually after their fur, though he does feel sorry about it and wishes they'd met under better circumstances.
- Blue Oni: To Keaton's Red in Revelation.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The "tsukkomi" with Keaton's "boke" in their supports. What's interesting is that Kaden dresses up more casually in contrast to Keaton's sharply dressed appearance.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He's a powerful Kitsune, but his peaceful upbringing has made him rather lazy and careless. He frequently takes naps, and can even be seen lying down in the middle of the battlefield to rest after defeating an enemy!
- Cuddle Bug: Not only does he love to cuddle, but he also enjoys being petted and having his belly rubbed.
- Cunning Like a Fox: He is well, a kitsune. In Conquest, he at first acts friendly towards the Avatar and Azura, but it's soon revealed to be a trap as other kitsune quickly surround them.
- The Dandy: Kaden is very proud of his physical beauty and spends long amounts of time grooming his fur to keep it in pristine condition. Though unlike most examples, his style of clothing is fairly casual. He's even a bit bold from this considering that, if a Female Avatar walks into the baths while he's in, his first response is to casually ask her to join him.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's revealed to have quite the dry wit in some of his supports. An example from his B-support with Hana (regarding him getting injured to protect an injured bird during a battle).Hana: Imagine how you'd feel.
Kaden: Well I'd be dead, so.... I don't think I'd be feeling a whole lot of anything.
- Does Not Like Spam:
- He's generally not picky about what he eats, but, as revealed in Mozu's Supports, he doesn't like when something has a lot of fat to it. Justified in that he takes his health seriously and actually does have a physical reaction to it (heartburn).
- He also claims that he finds milk kind of weird should the player have a dairy tile in their castle in Revelation.
- Evil Laugh: Does a wicked cackle while performing a crit attack.
- Foil: To Nohr's Keaton. Both are leaders of a tribe of animal shapeshifters that can turn into a canine creature (in Kaden's case, it's a Kitsune) who have carefree personalities, but Kaden is calmer, cares more about his appearance, and believes strongly in paying back debts. The player can support both Kaden and Keaton together in the Revelation route, where they serve as a Red Oni, Blue Oni Boke and Tsukkomi Routine duo.
- Fragile Speedster: His growths lean toward this, although he starts out as and can end up as a Lightning Bruiser thanks to his relatively high Strength growth.
- Friendly Enemy: He actually likes humans, even from Nohr. It's just tribe tradition that anyone who steps foot near their village must die to prevent poachers from killing the village. He does seem sorry for trying to kill you in Conquest.
- Friend to All Living Things:
- Several of his supports involve him with other creatures, such as Hinoka's supports where he helps groom her pegasus, or nursing a baby kitty to full health in his supports with Felicia. It even extends to insects, as revealed in his supports with Peri.
- Subverted in Keaton's supports since it's revealed that he doesn't like spiders, though he states he has nothing against them so long as they don't come into contact with him.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He ends up getting jealous of the aforementioned baby kitten, as Felicia was doting on it and praising its fur instead of doing the same to Kaden.
- Healing Factor: He'll learn Even Better as a Nine-Tails, which heals a portion of his HP every even-numbered turn.
- Healing Hands: His "Gratitude" skill, sort-of.
- Home Sweet Home: Expresses in Hinata's supports that one of the things he looks forward to most is going home again after the war is over.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: Subverted in that he already is pretty badass, but he wants to make his everyday image that of an aloof, stoic presence most commonly associated (in his mind at least) with being the cool badass - something he voices as much for in his supports with Azura.
- Innocently Insensitive: Because he's had a mostly carefree and peaceful life, he has a hard time taking things seriously or sympathizing with people who've dealt with much more hardship than he has. However, he makes it clear that he doesn't mean to come off this way.
- Interspecies Romance: Nearly all of his potential wives are human. Even the lone exception, a Female Avatar, is half-human, half-dragon.
- I Owe You My Life: He's described as a hard worker who repays someone's debt, even if it's a simple act of kindness.
- Keet: He's quite energetic and has a very happy-go-lucky attitude.
- Killed Off for Real: In Chapter 19 of Conquest, he leads the Avatar and their allies into a trap since humans tend to treat the kitsune badly and, despite his liking for them, he has to kill any humans coming into their village so he can protect his brethren. Unfortunately, his death is unavoidable as the objective of Chapter 19 is to rout the enemy.
- Kitsune: His class essentially makes him this, and he can even transform into a large fox and then promote to a nine-tailed giant fox. It's even the name of his starting class in the English version.
- Last Guy Wins: From a storyline perspective. If the Avatar is female, he is the second-to-last generally eligible bachelor to join the party in the Birthright route, and unlike Ryoma he has no previous connections to any of the other playable characters, giving him a claim to this for most Hoshidan women. The exceptions are Felicia and Mozu, who don't have any connections with Ryoma either.
- Little Bit Beastly: He has fox ears and a tail.
- Love Confession:My love is as pretty as a diamond and twice as eternal. Even if you get sick of me, I'll always love you. I mean it...always and forever.
- Mage Killer: His high Resistance growth combined with his Speed makes him particularly good at this.
- Manchild: His behavior at times is much like that of a domesticated pet, in that he enjoys being spoiled and having his fur brushed and praised. He can also be rather petty, such as when he gets jealous of a kitten that he and Felicia were caring for. He also can express more carefree and childish moments, such as when he persuades Hayato into climbing trees for fun.
- Meaningful Name: Kaden, when pronounced Japanese phonetically, sounds similar to "cotton", while Nishiki means "brocade" in Japanese, thus keeping the fabric Theme Naming shared with Flannel/Keaton and the Taguels from Awakening.
- Multiple-Tailed Beast: After he's promoted to Nine-Tailed Fox, his fox form gains said amount of tails.
- Narcissist: Albeit a likable one. Kaden is very proud of his fur and spends long amounts of time grooming his tail, and isn't the least bit shy about sharing its beauty with nearly everyone he meets. He can also sometimes be a braggart about his skills, such as when it comes to managing animals.
- Nice Guy: Kaden loves helping and cheering people up with his fluffy tail, and must always return the favor whenever someone is nice to him. However, this also means it can be easy to take advantage of him, as evidenced in Charlotte's supports.
- No Hero Discount: Should Kaden be on duty in the Rod/Staff Shop, he'll lampshade this trope:(When buying from him) I wish I could give everything away for free. There's good stuff in here!
(When selling his own equipment to him) I'd give you a deal, but I hate getting scolded.
- No Sense of Direction: He can easily get lost whenever he is distracted.
- Opposites Attract: If he S-supports with Hana. She's the blunt Workaholic and he the narcissistic lazybones, but they end up learning something from each other and falling in love.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Beautiful and deadly!"
- Primal Fear: Hinoka's supports show he's not fond of heights - or at least the idea of moving at mach-speed that high up.
- Punch-Clock Villain: In Conquest. He bears no resentment towards the party, he just attacks pre-emptively to protect his village... which, ironically, results in the death of him and most of his tribe.
- Pungeon Master: His S-support with Orochi has him delivering a bunch of cat-related puns.
- Sarcasm-Blind: Played with. Kaden himself can sometimes be a Deadpan Snarker, but his earnest and upbeat nature can sometimes make the teasing of others go right over his head, such as with Azama.
- Sleep Cute: In his supports with Sakura, they both agree to become "nap buddies" and pull this trope together several times.
- Spiders Are Scary: In Keaton's supports. Claims he has no issue with them doing what they want, just so long as it's nowhere near him.
- Super Senses: Goes hand-in-hand with his Kitsune nature, cited by him as how he can easily pick out hunting traps in Setsuna's supports. Can also double as (playing with) Awesome by Analysis, since he can not only see a slight color-differentiation in plants but has also memorized what those colors mean, namely if they're poisoned or not.
A rebel from the Principality of Cheve. She has a pure, lively, freewheeling personality. She likes to decorate her weapons and armor with cute decorations. Loves shiny things. Her birthday is August 3rd.
Voiced by: Ayano Ishikawa (Japanese) , Marcella Lentz-Pope (English)
- All Love Is Unrequited: The Spooky Scramble DLC very heavily implies she's in love with Ryoma, who is oblivious.
- Battle Couple: Can be this with the Male Avatar on the Birthright path. She can also be this in Revelation, but it won't end well.
- Blithe Spirit: Said to be one.
- Blood Knight: She really enjoys a good tussle, and responds to the prospect of challenging fights with glee.
- Boyish Short Hair: Short blonde hair.
- Came Back Wrong: In Revelation, courtesy of Anankos.
- Cool Big Sis: She gives off these vibes in her interactions with the Avatar in Revelation, from telling them she'll get Ryoma to come around, to "translating" what both their big brothers are saying before heading to Valla, to telling them they're pretty special (thought not as special as Ryoma). Naturally, this just adds to the tragedy of her death.
- Covert Pervert: Stated by Word of God in her info to be quite the romantic, but keeps it concealed from everyone else save the one she loves.
- Critical Hit Class: Her personal skill, In Extremis, gives her a 30% boost to her critical hit rate when under 25% HP, as much as the combined bonuses of the other two critical-boosting skills, Gamble and Death Blow. If you manage to give her those skills as well and equip her with a Killer weapon, she'll be scoring guaranteed criticals during the player phase (assuming she hits, since killer weapons are often inaccurate and Gamble further reduces accuracy).
- Cruel and Unusual Death: In Conquest. After she's defeated, Hans and his men kill her off-screen to "set an example" to other rebellions - in such a gruesome manner that even Camilla seems stunned.
- Cuteness Proximity:
- She loves cute, shiny things and has a tendency to embellish items with gemstones. At some point, she even puts a nice flower in her armor.
- In Revelation that flower serves as an important item; in Cheve, when female knights go off to an important battle, they would put a flower on their breastplates. The Avatar and Scarlet were only ones in the group who knew this since they were the last ones to jump off the bridge in the Bottomless Canyon that led to Valla, and the Avatar uses this to discover her killer in Chapter 26.
- Defiant to the End: In Conquest as an enemy. Her adamance that Cheve will never accept Nohr's authority is likely the reason she ended up executed in what was apparently a very grotesque display.
- Dragon Rider: Her starting class is Wyvern Lord.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: If she makes it to the end of Birthright, her rebellion is successful and her lands become very powerful. Scarlet herself becomes quite the heroine for the Cheve military... down to the soldiers also using shiny decorations on their armor!
- Fiery Redhead: Inverted. She has blonde hair, but her armor is colored red, and has an aggressive behavior on the battlefield.
- Foil: To Flora. They both take part in a rebellion to free themselves from Nohrian rule, both of them are key figures in their respective rebellions. Both are also in love with a man who does not return their feelings and is completely oblivious to them - Jakob for Flora's case, Ryoma for Scarlet's - with the "Spooky Scramble DLC" showing that neither ever fully gets over their first loves, even if they marry the Avatar. Both of them also have the rebellion they support go really bad for them on the route opposite of the one where they can be recruited: In Birthright, while Scarlet permanently joins the party, Garon crushes the Ice Tribe rebellion and forces Flora to betray the Avatar to them regardless of her sisters' and her own wishes; an act that causes her so much shame and grief that she commits suicide. In Conquest, while Flora's Ice Tribe rebellion is still put down by the Avatar's army (which was under orders from Garon), she and her father, Kilma, along with their tribespeople, are spared, and Flora herself can eventually be recruited as an optional unit if you meet certain conditions in My Castle, while Scarlet's rebellion is outright crushed and she herself is killed by Hans' army after the player defeats her on the Conquest side. In addition, their fates are inverses on the Revelation route: Flora survives but is optionally recruitable, while Scarlet always joins in the main story as a temporary ally who quickly gets killed off.
- Guest-Star Party Member: On the third route, where she's around for two chapters, which are played back-to-back, as well as any optional battles that the player takes on before her Plotline Death.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the third route, she protects the Avatar from an Anankos-possessed Gunter, but dies as a result.
- Killed Off for Real: On the Conquest route, her rebellion is crushed and she herself is brutally executed. In Revelation, she gets killed by an Anankos-possessed Gunter saving the Avatar.
- La Résistance: She leads Cheve's rebellion against Nohrian rule.
- Last Girl Wins: She's the last woman encountered in the Birthright route, and thus qualifies if she romances the male Avatar.
- The Lost Lenore: Becomes this in Revelation assuming the Avatar marries her prior to her death.
- Love Confession:I love you and I'll spend the rest of my life with you...even if your proposal was pretty weak.
- Mauve Shirt: In the Revelation route she dies almost as soon as she joins, (unless the player grinded her before taking on the next chapter) but her death has a lot of significance and results in the reveal of the traitor.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: She is never playable at the same time as either Flora or Fuga.
- Palette Swap: Her Wyvern Lord uniform is a deep red, tying to her name.
- Plucky Girl: Doesn't fear much of anything - she was willing to rebel against Nohr in all routes, faced three members of royalty in Conquest (including the Avatar), and treated the idea of persuading Ryoma to help them without any (providable) evidence as easy in Revelation. She was even willing to die for the Avatar in the third route, despite them being a relative stranger.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"I'm going to get Nohrian on your butt!"
"You went and got me mad!"
"Time to show off!"
"You're in trouble now!"
- Second Love: The Male Avatar might be this for her, if it's true that she has a crush on Ryoma.
- Ship Tease: With Ryoma, especially in Revelation where they act Like an Old Married Couple and their siblings seem to think something is up between them. It makes her eventual death and his huge guilt over it all the more tragic.
- Sweet Tooth: If her love of cupcakes is any sign.
- Taking the Bullet: Dies protecting the Avatar from a fireball being cast by Anankos-possessed Gunter.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: To a degree; Scarlet is a short-haired Blood Knight who nonetheless loves shiny things and cupcakes.
- Trademark Favorite Food: If she's summoned for "bonding", she wonders if the Avatar has cupcakes on their room and is very giddy at the idea.
- Video Game Cruelty Potential: If a player that's aware of her fate is feeling particularly evil; they can marry and have a child with Scarlet before she's killed in the third route (note that she's only around for two chapters, so that would involve a lot of grinding through Challenges and Scouting and maybe some Child-recruiting Paralogues), then they can take that child and make her watch as they kill Scarlet's reanimated corpse right in front of her, or better yet have Kana kill her themselves. Note, again, that the player would likely have to actually plan ahead for this, which could make this possibly the most extreme use of this trope.
- Youthful Freckles: They're not easy to see, but they're on the bridge of her nose.