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    Laslow (Lazward) 
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"Hey, why are you staring? Stop it! It's embarrassing me..."

One of Xander's retainers, a cheerful and sociable Mercenary. He loves girls and frequently hits on them or invites them to tea, but is often rejected. He's great at dancing, and can use a special dance command in battle. Goes out at night the most. His birthday is August 7th.

He is actually Inigo from Fire Emblem Awakening under a pseudonym to conceal his identity. The Hidden Truths DLC explains why he's in the world of Fates. See Fire Emblem Awakening Second Generation to know more about him as Inigo.

Class: Mercenary (default), Hero (Birthright and various DLC)
Voiced by: Ryuichi Kijima (Japanese), Liam O'Brien (English, Fates), Mick Wingert (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • An Axe to Grind: Once he's promoted to Hero, he can use axes.
  • Apologetic Attacker: When he meets the Avatar for the first time in Birthright, he laments having to attack them but notes he has his orders.
  • Badass Baritone: Laslow's English voice is quite deep.
  • Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Nohr females (except for Flora), as well as the Hoshidan characters Hana and Orochi in Revelation.
  • Becoming the Mask: He's gotten so used to his life in Nohr that he feels he's lost touch with his roots and who he is - or who he was, so to speak.
  • ...But He Sounds Handsome: When Xander mentions that he's received complaints about a royal retainer going about town and hitting on women, some of whom were in the presence of their spouses at the time, Laslow, who knows full well that they both know it's him, still jokingly says "Do you... know the identity of this gorgeous fiend, milord?"
  • But Now I Must Go: He (and his wife, if he married) departs forever in the epilogue, presumably to go back to Ylisse. If he married the female Avatar in Revelation, however, he returns to stay with her in Valla.
  • Call-Back: In his supports with Saizo, the two of them engage in a charm-off, which Laslow inevitably loses. He then mentions how he also lost to a masked man and a scary guy in the past, a reference to his supports with Gerome and Brady in Fire Emblem Awakening. He then complains he lost to a combination of those two.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Zig-Zagged. It would appear that his technique has marginally improved since his days in Awakening. His conversations with Beruka strongly imply that, while his success rate is still well below 50%, he has actually successfully asked women out repeatedly, and that only some of them proceeded to drug him and rob him blind. However, his gargantuan number of failures is still continuously played for laughs like before.
    • When Peri asks him out and calls him cool, he gets extremely surprised and flustered; prompting her to ask:

      Peri: Wow, Laslow. Have you struck out with EVERY girl you try to talk to?
    • Additionally, in his supports with the female avatar, when he invites her out for tea, it leads to the revelation that so few people accept his invitations that he doesn't even know what to do when someone actually accepts:

      Laslow: You do?! You mean you accept? This is so unexpected! I'm not sure how to react. (Breathe, Laslow! Breathe!)
      Avatar: ...On second thought, I think I'm busy. I have to ...um, do ...stuff. Royal stuff.
      Laslow: Ah, there it is. Rejection, my dear old friend.
    • Laslow's supports with Mozu reveal that his Casanova tendencies leave him open to being taken advantage of. Their C-Support begins with her finding him with all his stuff stolen in the aftermath of a tea party:

      Mozu: H-How come you're tied to that tree? Is this some kinda game you city folks play?
      Laslow: If only... You see, I was having a pleasant cup of tea with a girl. Really hitting it off. But apparently she drugged the tea, because I woke up as you see me now.
  • Character Development: As Inigo, he used to be very awkward and immature at times, and acted like a jerkass to those he didn't flirt with. As Laslow, despite still being a flirt, he is more sensitive to other people's needs and tries to help them, even offering wise advice.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Potentially, if he achieves an S-support with Selena.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He loves to flirt with girls in his free time, but he's also capable of giving rather wise and heartfelt advice to his friends (especially Peri) and holds an Undying Loyalty to Xander.
  • Cool Sword: While he already uses these exclusively as a Mercenary, there's a cutlass-like sword named as his in-game that can be acquired for him to use, boosting speed in reflection of Laslow's nimble movements as a dancer — at the cost of a lowered defense.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: He's introduced in Chapter 12 of Conquest by showing up out of nowhere to save the party, working together with Peri to successfully fight Ryoma (one of Hoshido's best fighters) to a standstill.
  • Cutting Off the Branches: To avoid giving him a canon father, in the Before Awakening DLC and the amiibo conversations, Inigo doesn't recognize Chrom, Frederick, or Robin as his father, or Lucina as his sister. His regular dialogue discards any romantic ties to Ylisse's second generation or Robin, and the game avoids revealing a canon parent by giving the characters their official art hair colors through Anankos' magic.
  • Damage Reduction: Can get Aegis in Hidden Truths 2 if he's chosen to use the final Dragon Vein.
  • Dance Battler: In addition to combat, Laslow can use his personal skill, Fancy Footwork, to give his allies a small Status Buff. This can be combined with a number of rally skills he's capable of learning (Skill if he promotes to Bow Knight, Strength if he buddies up with Keaton, and then either Speed, Magic, Resistance or Defense depending on who he marries) in order to provide substantial stat boosts to his allies.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Can get Astra in Hidden Truths 2 if he's chosen to use the final Dragon Vein. He can also get it if he reclasses to Swordmaster after marrying Hana in Revelation.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: At least one of his conversations is about him getting drugged by a woman, tied up, and robbed blind, all Played for Laughs. According to Laslow, this is not a one-time thing. This also happened to him in Awakening, as recounted in one of his supports with Morgan.
  • Famed In-Story: Laslow's endings all mention that his dance style would inspire Dancers for generations.
  • Foil:
    • To Peri. Both are generally cheery and upbeat, but unlike Laslow, Peri has looser morals when it comes to killing and is much more unstable than her calm partner. Both also lost their mothers, but chose to handle it in different ways.
    • Also serves as one to Saizo. Both are the male retainers to the eldest prince of their respective kingdoms. While Laslow is a Casanova Wannabe, Saizo is a Chick Magnet that doesn't want to be chased. They differ in how they treat people to mask their insecurities; as Inigo, Laslow tends to be be nice to girls to flirt with them while acting like a bully to the other guys, while Saizo is generally harsh and impatient to others except to the ones that are kind to him. The difference is that Laslow grows out of the bullying, as seen in his support conversations here.
  • Given Name Reveal: He reveals his real name, Inigo, only in his A Support with Odin, and when invited to the Avatar's Private Quarters while the two are married (but not to each other).
  • Go Out with a Smile: Laslow dies with his trademark smile on his face as an enemy character on the Birthright route.
  • Handsome Lech: He's described as good-looking, but according to Elise, it's his personality that turns off the ladies. In his supports with Azura, the two actually get along well until Laslow inevitably begins pushing for tea.
  • Healing Factor: His Good Fortune skill has a chance of healing a portion of his HP at the start of each turn, triggering based on his Luck stat.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Odin. The two are old friends who rely on each other for moral support and share a deep bond of trust. This is in contrast to how they were Vitriolic Best Buds in Awakening.
  • I Choose to Stay: If married to a female Avatar in Revelation, his ending mentions that he chooses to stay with her after disappearing for a short while, presumably saying goodbye to his old world.
  • Irony: Despite his confident personality and love of flirting with girls, if Laslow is given any attention, he becomes very shy and uncomfortable.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: If one assumes Olivia married Henry and he himself marries Peri, then just like his mother, he'll have married an Ax-Crazy Blood Knight with a Dark and Troubled Past and saw past those flaws to love the person beneath.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Several of his possible wives have traits similar to his mother Olivia.
    • Azura is a talented singer and dancer like Olivia.
    • Mozu shares Olivia's shy nature and self-esteem issues. (They even share the same English voice actress!)
    • Felicia is shy and withdrawn when it comes to strangers, similar to Olivia. They also have pink hair. In their supports, Laslow tries to help her overcome this by flirting with men, just like how Olivia taught him to talk to girls, and by proxy, how Maribelle taught Olivia to flirt with noblemen.
    • And, as said above, if one made his father Henry in Awakening and had him marry Peri, she'll essentially be a Gender Flip of his father.
  • Life Drain: Can learn Sol, if promoted to Hero.
  • Love Confession:
    I love you, and only you. Your smile makes life worth living. I promise to keep you safe… and I swear, I’ll stay by your side, always.
  • Lover, Not a Fighter: He'll say he's this verbatim, should he be defeated in battle.
  • Meaningful Rename: His real name is Inigo, and he takes on the alias of Laslow during the Hidden Truths DLC in order to disguise his true origins.
  • Mighty Glacier: Contrary to his Awakening self, Laslow has high growths in Strength, HP, Skill, and Luck, but a middling growth in Speed.
  • Morality Pet: If he supports with Peri, he will be able to teach her empathy.
  • My Girl Is a Slut: Mutually, if he marries Charlotte. The two agree to an open relationship with both allowed to flirt with others to their heart's content, playfully daring the other to find a better man/woman.
  • Mythology Gag: In your base, you can give Laslow certain items to trigger special dialogue. If you give him the Fire Emblem Shield accessory, he can't tell it's just a replica and gets flustered and says:
    Laslow: Wh-what? Why are you giving this to me? I won't be able to perform the Awakening!
  • Nice Guy: He's calm, patient, and considerate of others, and he's very sweet-tempered underneath his incessant flirting.
  • Not the Intended Use: His growths obviously have him favoring the frontline in battle, but his personal skill and class options make him a great rallybot.
  • Odd Friendship: Develops one with Keaton, and even plays fetch with him. He acknowledges how strange this is, but doesn't mind as long as it makes Keaton happy.
  • Older and Wiser: Inigo, while still a Handsome Lech, is more mature when compared to how he was in Awakening.
  • Palette Swap: He keeps the same blue-and-gray color for his Mercenary vest as a Hero.
  • Performance Anxiety: He gets nervous when people watch him practice his dances, especially if he still hasn't perfected his routine yet.
  • The Pollyanna: No matter the circumstances, Laslow is always seen wearing a cheerful smile. He also implores others to follow his example and allow themselves to smile and be happy, or, as he informs his daughter, to laugh if they can't smile and it'll lead them back to the latter.
  • The Promise: In Hidden Truths, he makes a promise with Selena that they and Odin will survive their adventure. Ironically, he's the only one of the three that has the potential to die as an enemy unit on Birthright, whereas Odin and Selena will survive the route. Of course, all three have the potential to die in the routes in which they join the heroes.
  • Punny Name: His name in the Japanese version, "Lazward," is a Persian word that may be the origin of the name "lazurite", the main constituent of a certain semi-precious gemstone. Said stone is the "lapis lazuli", which is an azure aka blue-colored gemstone, and the exact meaning of the word "Lazward" is "blue". Since Inigo's original name is Azure in Japan, this is a hint to his true identity.
    • Likewise, his English name, Laslow, is phonetically similar to Laz-urite.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner
    "Shall we dance?"
    "Stop staring at me!"
    "You're right where I want you!"
    "You're not going to like this!"
  • Remember the New Guy?: His supports with Xander suggest that Anankos had done this in order to integrate Selena, Laslow, and Odin into Nohr... and that Xander figured something was amiss with his promotion. Not that Xander will argue with results.
  • Reverse Arm-Fold: His character portrait, which shows his cool, mature disposition.
  • Sad Clown: He plays a carefree flirt and always tells others to stay positive, but Laslow tends to keep his own anxieties tucked carefully away from the notice of others.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He's the Sensitive Guy to Saizo's Manly Man.
  • Shrinking Violet: Despite fancying himself a ladykiller, Laslow is actually a shy man who can get embarrassed just by being given too much attention, though he tries very hard to hide it. Old habits die hard, as it was mentioned in his supports with his mother in Awakening that he was as shy as her as a young child, and his flirtatious behavior was a way to overcome it.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: If he is killed in Birthright, he apologizes to Odin and Selena that he won't be able to return to Ylisse with them.
  • Status Buff: His personal skill, Fancy Footwork, gives a +1 boost to the Strength and Speed of nearby allies, and stacks with rally skills.
  • The Spock: The more level-headed of the Odin-Laslow-Selena trio.
  • Stepford Smiler: Laslow often comes across as very sad and reflective behind his usual flair.
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: Annoyed with his flirting, Selena begins using pick up lines on Laslow, which greatly embarrasses him. She later apologizes and admits that she overdid it, however, and that he wasn't quite as bad as her imitation.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Odin and Selena.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While he was always a people-pleaser with a Hidden Heart of Gold, Inigo often acted like an obnoxious annoyance towards women and an arrogant bully towards other men. Both of those traits are mostly gone as Laslow, and he is generally characterized as being kind, friendly, and loyal towards others.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The gold chain he wears on his hip is the same one his late mother Olivia wore. He likely held onto his mother's headband as well, if Soleil's is any indication.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Xander. In the final confrontation with Xander in Birthright, Laslow places his life on the line to protect his prince and will die rather than retreat if he is defeated.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: In the third route, Laslow is fought several chapters before he joins. Problem is, Selena joins before said fight. It doesn't take much to make the two friends fight, but while Laslow has some shiny Plot Armor so that he can still join your team later, his companion does not.
    • He and Peri can also potentially die in Birthright.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's unclear what happens to him and Peri if they're still alive when the player kills Xander in Birthright.
  • Your Universe or Mine?: Much like his friend Odin, in his A rank with his daughter Soleil, the thought of leaving to go back to his old world and possibly having to leave his new family behind depresses him. Despite not really understanding the situation, Soleil tries to cheer him up anyways. It's solved anyway, as in Conquest, his wife and children follow him back to his world, and in Revelation, he's the one who chooses to stay in Fates' world if he's married to the Avatar.

    Peri (Pieri) 
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"P for pulverize, E for eviscerate, R for ruin, and I for impale! Kee hee!"

Subordinate to Nohr’s Prince Xander, a cavalier. Has a peculiar personality where she transforms into a violent alter-ego upon sensing danger on the battlefield. The best cook. Her birthday is December 24th.

Class: Cavalier (default), Great Knight (Birthright and various DLC)
Voiced by: Minami Takahashi (Japanese), Elizabeth Daily (English, Fates), Cindy Robinson (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Affably Evil: While clearly unstable, what with her unhealthy desire to kill, she's still surprisingly nice and cheerful with her allies... assuming they aren't servants.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Peri can get Luna if she Class Changes to Great Knight. It has a chance to ignore half of the target's Defense or Resistance whenever she attacks.
  • Ax-Crazy: She's very clearly unstable, with an unhealthy desire to kill and see blood. She has just enough restraint to (mostly) direct this at her enemies instead of allies, but they in turn often have to find ways to keep her occupied between battles lest she go off on a killing spree.
  • Bad Boss: Has a tendency to murder her family servants at the slightest provocation. This is because she walked in on a crazy servant murdering her mother, with her father possibly encouraging her sadism as he didn't likely see "lowly servants" as people.
  • Battle Couple: Can marry a Male Avatar, Kaze, Jakob, Silas and any Nohrian guys (save for Gunter), plus the Hoshidans Hinata and Kaden in Revelation.
  • Berserker Tears: Her critical hit portrait has her screaming and crying as she attacks her enemy.
  • Blade on a Stick: Can wield lances. In fact, she has a higher lance rank than sword rank.
  • Blood Knight: She loves combat and bloodshed, always eager to find an excuse to kill. Even her personal skill is related to this.
    Bloodthirst: If Peri initiates the battle and KOs an enemy with their attack, Strength, Magic, Skill and Speed +4 for one turn.
  • Blood Lust: She happily reminisces about being covered in her dead servant's blood, and looks forward to spilling that of her enemies.
  • Blue Blood: She's part of a well-known Nohrian noble family.
  • Break the Cutie: Her mother's murder set Peri on the path to become the dangerously unstable person she is today.
  • Character Development: In some of her supports, she shows a change of becoming less aggressive and violent. In her solo ending, it also fades. The most she gets is with Laslow, as he teaches her empathy and succeeds, and it's revealed in the Child Festival Scramble DLC she's very worried that Soleil might be taking after her in regards of how she vents her frustration.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In her S support with the Avatar, she misinterprets his looking for her, after he says he could eat her cooking every day as he wanted her to become his personal chef.
    Avatar: If I could eat your amazing food every day.
    Peri: You're serious? Lord Avatar, are you asking me to...?
    Avatar: Yes. That's why I was looking for you, in fact.
    Peri: Oh... I'm sorry, but... I can't be your personal chef!
    Avatar: My what? N-no, that's not what I meant.
  • Curtains Match the Window: In a strange variation, Peri's left eye is the same color as the tips of her pigtails.
  • Custom Uniform: As a Cavalier, she wears ruffly shorts instead of the usual Leotard of Power that the other female Cavaliers get. The clothing underneath her uniform is also white.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's described as cute and childish, but has a passion for violence and killing, whether against the enemy or against innocent servants.
  • Damage Reduction: Can get Aegis if promoted to Paladin, or Armored Blow if promoted to Great Knight.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Peri was a relatively normal girl as a child, but her psyche was broken when she discovered her mother's bloody body after she was murdered by one of the family servants. She got stuck in an immature mindset heading into adulthood, while also indiscriminately murdering her family's servants for the smallest slights.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • In her A Support with Felicia, Peri attempts to kill the maid just because she spilled tea for a second time.
    • When Peri was still living with her family, she would kill the servants for doing anything that annoyed her.
  • Expy: Peri is modeled after Henry from Fire Emblem Awakening. Both are sociopaths with a love for killing and tragic childhoods, but are surprisingly nice people outside of battle.
  • Foil:
    • To her partner Laslow. Both are cheery and upbeat, but Laslow is much more mature and calm, meanwhile Peri is quick to be riled up and enjoys bloodshed and death. Both also lost their mothers in terrible ways, but handle their suffering very differently.
    • Among the Hoshidan retainers, she foils Kagero; both are servants of the eldest prince, come from esteemed families, have strange personalities, have one eye always covered by their hair, will kill whoever they're told to and have very busty figures (Kagero's being more obvious in her uniform while Peri's less so with her armor). The difference is that Peri's a childlike, bloodthirsty, mood-swinging, frontline horseback-rider while Kagero's a mature, calm, dispassionate, stealth-oriented ninja. Unsurprisingly, they can forge an Odd Friendship in Revelation.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her murderous hatred of servants and general psychopathy were caused by a yandere servant murdering her mother because she spurned his advances, and a very young Peri coming across the crime scene. It didn't help that her father, either because he also came to resent his servants or didn't even see them as people worth caring about, did nothing to correct her behavior and is even implied to have encouraged it, since Peri recounts him watching her kill all the time without stopping her.
  • Fun with Acronyms: In all of her introductions, she states that the letters in her name stand for various violent words.
    • In Conquest, "P" stands for "pulverize", "E" stands for "eviscerate", "R" stands for "ruin", and "I" stands for "impale".
    • In Revelation and Heroes, "P" stands for "pierce", "E" stands for "eviscerate" (again), "R" stands for "rupture", and "I" stands for "injure".
  • Girly Bruiser: She may be a Blood Knight, but Peri wears make up, loves shopping and wearing cute accessories, is a great cook and is absolutely terrified of any bugs outside of butterflies.
  • Go Out with a Smile: In Birthright Chapter 26, Peri dies with a smile on her face, proud of serving Xander, despite knowing that she disobeyed his orders not to interfere with his duel against the Avatar.
  • Hidden Buxom: While it's not obvious due to her armor, she's actually stacked and shares the same busty underwear/bikini character model as Camilla, Charlotte, Orochi, and Kagero.
  • Hidden Depths: While Peri shows psychopathic tendencies and enjoys killing servants (and anything else in her way), she can be very kind to those she considers friends.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Peri knows her actions are wrong, and says death isn't fun when it's happening to her in a support with Jakob. It goes from hypocrite to this thanks to Jakob's VERY snarky reply.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Takes a liking to Laslow precisely because she can tell he's killed before. Laslow, unsurprisingly, isn't pleased.
  • Irony: Peri's mother was killed by a Yandere servant who wanted to have her all to himself. In some of her supports, Peri has the potential to become a Yandere herself.
    • There's an additional dose of tragedy here as well, as Peri has fallen so far off the deep end that she doesn't realize her behavior is the same kind of behavior exhibited by the person who killed her mother in the first place. The cycle of murder may have come full circle... thankfully, it's Played for Laughs (plus, her time in the Avatar's army seems to mellow her out.)
  • Keigo: Her supports with Xander focus on her difficulties with using the proper formal speech around him.
  • Lack of Empathy: She has a problem with seeing servants as "people", thanks to leftover trauma from her mother's murder. This can change if she supports with Laslow, as he tries to teach her empathy and succeeds — and if she marries Laslow, Peri will even scold their daughter Soleil in the Child Scramble DLC for starting to display the same mindset she once had.
  • Last Girl Wins: From a gameplay standpoint. In the Revelation route, she is the last generally eligible bachelorette to join the party, and thus has a claim to this for all of her love interests.
  • Love Confession:
    I know nothing will ever come between us! Because I will eviscerate anyone who tries.
  • Love Redeems: While she's not fully evil, she still shows a clear Lack of Empathy and is a Token Evil Teammate who kills for fun. If she supports with Laslow, he will be able to teach her empathy and to change her ways.
  • Mage Killer: Oddly enough for a Cavalier, Peri has a very good Resistance growth. This makes her ideal for clearing out magic users without taking too much damage in return, especially if she Class Changes to a Paladin.
  • Mega Twintails: Her Girlish Pigtails may not be a huge as Elise's, but they're pretty fluffy.
  • Meaningful Name: Pieri is an Italian surname that originated from the Tuscan name Piero, which is a variant of the name Pietro. However, in Romanian, Pieri means "to die".
  • Mismatched Eyes: Peri claims to have these, and according to her Private Quarters data files it's true; her right eye is actually green in contrast to her pink-colored left one. However, the player never really gets to see for sure due to her bangs always covering her right eye.
    • Data-mining her model reveals this to indeed be the case.
  • Missing Mom: Peri's mother, whom she was very close to, was murdered by a servant when she was a child; she walked in the crime scene, and was so badly traumatized that to this day she has difficulty telling the servants apart.
  • Mood-Swinger: She can easily flip from happy and cheerful to violently angry to hysterically sobbing, and vice versa.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her hair is light blue with pink on the ends.
  • No Social Skills: Peri's supports with Xander have her lamenting that people yell at her for being too casual with her Lord, and she wants to learn how to speak like a noble would.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her right eye is covered by her bangs. Looking in the files for the Private Quarters feature reveals that her right eye is colored green in contrast to her left eye being pink.
  • Pet the Dog: If fed a bad dish in the Mess Hall, she tells the chef to cheer up and offers to give them some cooking pointers.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "There's blood in your eye!"
    "I'm feeling stabby!"
    "Right where I want you!"
    "Say goodbye to your intestines!"
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: She's incredibly immature and takes a huge liking to murdering people with little provocation. It's because she never grew out of her childish mind after her mother was murdered by a family servant.
  • Serial Killer: Her paired endings with Laslow and Odin mention that her disappearance from the historical record also coincides with the end of a string of missing person cases. Her support with Leo even opens with her telling him she plans to go out and kill a random person that night.
  • Supreme Chef:
    • Her profile says she's the "best cook", and in her support chain with Laslow, she brings him food that she made for him as thanks for helping her deal with the loss of her mother. It's likewise lampshaded in the Avatar and Selena's supports, the former being surprised a Blood Knight like her enjoys anything beside killing while the latter is downright shocked at being out-cooked by her.
    • If she is on cooking duty at the Mess Hall, any units who eat her dishes will receive large stat boosts for the next battle.
    • Peri tells Laslow in their supports that her mother was also a very good cook, so it probably runs in the family.
  • Stepford Smiler: A mix of Type A and Type C. The only way she could deal with the trauma from her mother's murder was by throwing herself into battle and pretending to enjoy it, which was at first just a mask but eventually became second nature to her.
  • Sweet Tooth: She creates her own candies, of which Kaze finds delicious.
  • Third-Person Person: She refers to herself in the third person in the Japanese version, which reflects her childlike and immature personality. In the English version, she speaks in first person but uses rather juvenile language to convey that same idea. (i.e., when he explains her Dark and Troubled Past to Laslow, she depicts her mother's death and what followed in very childish terms, as if she still was the same little girl found her mom's bloody corpse.)
  • Token Evil Teammate: She's completely and totally unhinged, regularly kills for fun, attempts to murder Felicia in their A support, and doesn't even have the slightest concept of empathy before Leo (unsuccessfully) and Laslow (successfully) try to teach it to her. Downplayed however in that she never actually hurts her allies nor does she ever do anything that truly crosses the line, with the potential exception of her and Felicia's support - though the latter is mostly Played for Laughs.
  • Took a Level in Kindness:
    • In her solo ending, her cruelty fades as she becomes commander of Nohr's army, though her childish demeanor still remains.
    • If she gets married, her ending mentions that she (eventually) learns the difference between right and wrong, and she actually mellows out before getting married if paired with Laslow.
  • Undying Loyalty: To her lord, Xander. During the final battle with Xander in Birthright, if Peri is defeated, she will die rather than retreat and abandon her liege.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: The reason Xander recruited her as a retainer. She once capriciously decided to compete in a fighting tournament, despite a complete lack of formal training; she didn't win, but she still placed very highly. Xander promptly sought her service on the spot, recognizing that if she could do that well without training, she'd be practically unstoppable with training. If they S-support, he also admits that he fell for her charms at around the same time. This even ties in to gameplay, where her Skill growth is lacking compared to her Strength and Speed.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's unclear what happens to her and Laslow if they're still alive when the player kills Xander in Birthright.
  • What If the Baby Is Like Me?: Her conversation with Soleil in the Child Festival Scramble DLC, if she's her mother, shows that she's afraid of Soleil ending up as violent and aggressive as her.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In her C support with Kaden in Revelation, she absolutely freaks when a caterpillar climbs on her back.
  • Worthy Opponent: Her Supports with Hinata in Revelation have him seeking her out to spar with because she's the most skilled warrior he can find.
  • Yandere:
    • In her confession scene, she says she'll never let anything come between her and the Avatar... because she'll eviscerate anyone who tries.
    • Her S support with Kaden has her saying that it's a good thing he's marrying her, as she had a knife with her, ready to cut out his heart if he refused.
    • In her S support with Benny, after Benny tells her that he's nice to her because he was raised to be nice to all girls, Peri starts sobbing and complains that she wants to be special and she'll kill all of the other girls Benny is nice to. Luckily, Benny assures her that she IS special to him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A combination of light blue and pink.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: Peri wears eyeshadow as part of her makeup. It runs down her eyes whenever she is sad or extremely enraged, and her Critical portrait uses her "enraged" face that lets the player see it up close.

    Selena (Luna) 
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"You're so hopeless, heh heh. Lucky for you we're here to bail you out."

A mercenary and one of Camilla's retainers. She hates losing and can't relax if she isn't the best, leading her to constantly pursue rematches against those that have bested her in games or competitions until she's beaten them. She can be very harsh with her sharp tongue, but deep down does truly care about others she considers her friends. The most wasteful shopper. Her birthday is January 21st.

She is actually Severa from Fire Emblem Awakening under a pseudonym to conceal her identity. The Hidden Truths DLC explains why she's in the world of Fates. See Fire Emblem Awakening Second Generation to know more about her as Severa.

Class: Mercenary (default), Bow Knight (Birthright and various DLC)
Voiced by: Saori Seto (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English)

  • A-Cup Angst: Her Supports with the male Avatar reveal that she's a bit insecure about her bust size when compared to Camilla, a complex she inherited from her mother, Cordelia.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Of the Awakening Power Trio of herself, Inigo, and Owain, she had the highest base modifiers in strength, speed, skill, and defense, at the cost of lower luck, magic, and resistance. In Fates, she ends up with lower strength and skill than either of them, although she does retain her higher speed and defense.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Can get Luna in Hidden Truths 2 if she's chosen to use the final Dragon Vein.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute Tsundere mercenary with huge pigtails, a pretty physical fighting style, and a personal skill that lets her deal even more damage in certain circumstances.
  • Badass Armfold: Her default pose in her portrait and My Castle model. In her support with Kaze, she herself notes that the arm-folding is a sign of distancing oneself from others, matching her aloof attitude toward others.
  • Battle Couple: Can marry a Male Avatar, Kaze, Jakob, Silas and any Nohrian guys (save for Gunter), plus the Hoshidans Subaki and Hinata in Revelation.
  • Brick Joke: She mentions starting a "S&B Society" in her supports with Brady in Awakening. In Fates, she starts the SelenArthur Alliance, which uses the same codenames (She's S, Arthur is B).
  • Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: Calls Keaton a "big dumb idiot" in their B-Support upon having to fulfill a bet the two made about who could do best at hunting, which she lost at. Said bet involved the loser doing a rooster call in the middle of a crowd of people, which Selena was left utterly humiliated at having to do - to the point that she seemingly she ran off in tears over it.
    Selena: "YOU BIG, DUMB IDIOT! I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU!"
    Keaton: "Aaaaand she's gone... Man, that was painful to watch..."
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: If promoted to Bow Knight.
  • But Now I Must Go: She (and her husband, if she married) departs forever in the epilogue, presumably to go back to Ylisse. If she married the male Avatar in Revelation, however, they stay in Valla.
  • Character Development: While still a bit of a Tsundere and very competitive, Selena's far nicer a person than she was in Awakening, where she could go to Alpha Bitch levels of cruelty in her Supports. It's subtly reflected by how Kozaki draws her here in comparison to her Awakening sprites.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Potentially if she achieves an S-support with Odin or Laslow.
  • Cleavage Window: If promoted to Bow Knight.
  • Cool Sword: While she already uses these exclusively as a Mercenary, there's a saber-style sword named as hers in-game that can be acquired for her to use, with a high Might rating and increased chances of critical hits in reflection of Selena's aggressive gung-ho personality - at the cost of a lowered evasion.
  • Competition Freak: She strives to be the best at everything, and eagerly challenges others to competitions if just to prove her superiority. Her personal skill, Fierce Rival, allows her to guarantee a Critical Hit on her dual strike if the unit she is supporting lands a critical hit first.
    • Parodied in her supports with Peri, who constantly challenges and beats Selena at horrible or trivial things, like fake crying. Much to Selena's chagrin, losing at these things still bothers her even though she knows it shouldn't. Best shown in their C-Support where Peri declares herself the best at murder and challenges Selena to beat her. When Selena refuses to go on a killing spree (on the basis that it's not an actual sport), the result is as follows:
      Peri: Then I'm automatically the best at it! Hooray for me!
      Selena: Grrr...Why does this bother me SO MUCH?!
  • Compliment Fishing: She sometimes makes comments about herself and waits impatiently for others to say something nice... and often gets aggravated if they don't.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Downplayed. Selena has red eyes and hair, but her eyes are of a darker shade than her hair. This is likely an unmentioned part of her disguise as in Awakening her eyes are brown.
  • Cutting Off the Branches: To avoid giving her a canon father, in the Before Awakening DLC and the amiibo conversations, Severa doesn't recognize Frederick as her father. Her regular dialogue discards any romantic ties to Ylisse's second generation or Robin, and the game avoids revealing a canon parent by giving the characters their official art hair colors through Anankos' magic.
  • Damage Reduction:
    • She can get Warding Blow in Hidden Truths 2 if she's chosen to use the final Dragon Vein.
    • She also has access to Warding Blow in the main campaign if she reclasses into her secondary class Sky Knight, then promotes into a Falcon Knight to get the skill.
  • Day in the Limelight: She, Odin, and Laslow are the main characters of the Hidden Truths DLC, which explains how and why they came to the world of Fates.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's infamous for her sharp tongue, often making snide remarks and criticisms.
  • Determinator: No matter how trivial, Selena never quits at anything. Until she can succeed at something she initially failed at, or beat someone she originally lost to, she will spend every waking moment practicing until she does.
  • Famous Last Words:
    “Way to go, Selena... getting yourself killed here. Now you'll never see them again...”
  • Fiery Redhead: She's an aggressive Tsundere par excellence, and has red hair, which is from her Awakening artwork the same shade as her mother, Cordelia's, and a fixed color unlike in that game. This is a magically-induced part of her new identity rather than Cutting Off the Branches.
  • Flanderization: Supports in Fire Emblem Awakening and Fates are written somewhat differently. In both games most characters fit an anime archetype. Tharja is your Stalker with a Crush, while Silas is your Childhood Friend. However, supports in Awakening sometimes focus on a character trait outside that character's archetype, while Fates supports focus almost exclusively on that character's quirks, and use that to set up a conversation. Both Sumia and Felicia are Dojikkos, but Sumia has supports that focus on other attributes such as her love of reading and bee larvae, while Felicia's supports almost always revolve her around her clumsiness. The problem is that three characters from Awakening return in Fates. Inigo, Owain, and Severa disguise themselves as Laslow, Odin, and Selena, respectively. Laslow and Odin got away without any Flanderization because their quirks were already character-defining, but Severa's quirk was her abrasive personality, which couldn't start conversations on its own. As a result, Fates plays up her desire to prove herself and turns her into a Competition Freak. This trait was much more mild in Awakening than it is in Fates.
  • Foil:
    • With the Nohr characters, she's this to Beruka. Beruka's more reserved while Selena's more talkative and boisterous, but they both struggle to express their feelings openly and honestly. In addition, Selena tries very hard to prove her skill, meanwhile Beruka is highly skilled with no insecurities.
    • Among Hoshido's characters, she foils Subaki. Both of them are very competitive redheads who care a lot about personal appearances, try their utmost to be perfect at any task they're given and came from prestigious families whom they were always compared to. However, Selena is more aggressive and proactive while Subaki is more passive and calm. It also turns out they both mask deep insecurities about living up to their family legacy, but differ in that Selena resented living in her mother's shadow and tried her best to define herself outside it, whereas Subaki devoted himself to living up to the expectations of others and saw himself as worthless if he couldn't.
    • She also can foil Azama among Hoshido's cast. Both are the cynical, blunt and sharp-tongued retainer of the eldest princess. The difference is that Selena is an aggressive and somewhat dishonest sword-wielder, while Azama is a lazy and up-front healer.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Huge ones that reach all the way to her thighs.
  • Girly Bruiser: She has a lot of appreciation for fashion, beauty and other girlish endeavors, but is also well-known for her skill as a swordswoman.
  • Given Name Reveal: She reveals her real name, Severa, only when invited to the Avatar's Private Quarters while the two are married (but not to each other).
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: While Selena and Laslow both begin as Mercenaries, Laslow's canon promotion (indicated by his unique coloring and his appearance in Birthright) is Hero, which takes up axes. Meanwhile, Selena's is Bow Knight, which has both bows and swords. The player can, of course, promote them however they wish.
  • Hair Decorations: Her pigtails are tied up with cute bows.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Comes up in her supports with Subaki and Caeldori, where Selena suffers from an inferiority complex because of how much the two remind her of her mother. They both reassure Selena that she is far more skilled of a warrior than she gives herself credit for. Caeldori in particular has a similar complex towards Selena that she herself has towards Cordelia.
  • Hidden Depths: Like in Awakening, she's a surprisingly good Strategist. Her supports with Leo begin with her having beaten all her friends at a strategic war game and by the A-support beating him, arguably the most intelligent person in the Avatar's army, at it.note 
  • Horse Archer: Gains both a horse and a bow if made a Bow Knight.
  • Hypocritical Humor: A few examples in her supports:
    • She calls Kaze suspicious for having his arms crossed all the time. He promptly points out that Selena has hers crossed, too.
    • Selena complains about how much of a wasteful shopper Setsuna is in Revelation when her own profile calls her the most wasteful spender in the army.
  • Irony: Selena/Severa, whose greatest desire was to be as different from Cordelia as possible, can potentially marry her expy Subaki and mother Caeldori in the Revelation route, who's even more of a Cordelia expy.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Lucky for her competitive streak, Selena has picked up a wide variety of proficiencies including sewing, cooking, and accessory-crafting, unlike in Awakening where Severa's A-Support with her father reveals that she struggles with work outside of fighting.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She still is a Type A Tsundere, but she is somewhat nicer than she was in Awakening.
  • The Kirk: Finds middle ground between the boisterousness of Odin and the level-headedness of Laslow in the Odin-Laslow-Selena trio.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: This ends up happening if she marries Subaki on the third path, given that he is a gender-flipped expy of her mother, Cordelia. In a bit of a variation, her husband ends up resembling her mother rather than any of her ambiguous fathers.
  • Life Drain: Can learn Sol, if promoted to Hero.
  • Love Confession
    You're lucky to be marrying me. Just don't screw it up.
  • Meaningful Rename: Her real name is Severa, but took on the alias Selena to hide her origins before traveling to Nohr.
  • Mythology Gag: Selena can reclass into a Sky Knight, and is the only Nohr unit who can do so. This is because she could also reclass into a Pegasus Knight and its promoted classes in Awakening as well, as inheritance from her mother Cordelia.
    • In your base, you can give Selena certain items to trigger special dialogue. If you give her the Fire Emblem Shield accessory, she says:
      Selena: I know it isn't real, but it still brings back memories. That it's complete is... annoying.
  • Not So Different: With Subaki in their supports on the third path, as they realize that despite the latter's resemblance to her mother, they both had to work to get to their level of skill.
  • One Steve Limit: She's not the first Selena to appear in a localized Fire Emblem, the first being in The Sacred Stones. She is the first playable one however, if one doesn't count the Einherjar version of Sacred Stones Selena or post-gameSacred Stones where Selena is unlockable.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Played with. As is referenced in Leo's supports, Selena is actually rather skilled in her own right compared to most other fighters (especially the regular soldiers and mook opponents the player often faces). Unfortunately, she ended up in an army with several people who are better than her in at least one skill apiece - Leo's a better tactician, Peri's a better cook (and killer), Keaton's a better hunter, etc - so she often faces some Heroic Self-Deprecation as a result.note 
  • Palette Swap: A red Mercenary uniform, which carries over to her Bow Knight promotion.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner
    "Time to play!"
    "Loser!"
    "So annoying!"
    "Let's get this over with!"
  • Punny Name: As a hint towards her actual identity, Selena's Japanese moon-based name, Luna, references her true identity's Japanese name, Serena, which may be derived from Selene (the name of a moon goddess). Bringing this full circle, her false English name is either derived from both or an alternate romanization of "Serena".
  • Skewed Priorities: In Hidden Truths, Odin and Laslow pack only weapons and basic essentials for their trip to Nohr. Selena brings her entire wardrobe of clothes and an umbrella (which Laslow can promptly use as a weapon).
  • Sore Loser: She's said to be one, and can't rest unless she's confident she's the best at something.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Her pride can make her seem unapproachable, but she also has a friendly side, too.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Laslow and Odin.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While still a Tsundere like in Awakening, she's a bit more willing to show off her soft side and be nice to others and doesn't have the Alpha Bitch attitude she had in Awakening.
  • Tsundere: Type A. Stubborn and prideful, but surprisingly caring underneath it all.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Her relationship with Odin and Laslow, though the vitriol is entirely from her side due to annoyance of their antics.
  • With Friends Like These...: Selena can actually be killed by Laslow, her childhood friend, in the Revelation route, since she joins a chapter before he is fought as a boss. Though this is more of an egregious case of Gameplay and Story Segregation since the two don't even get a special conversation that acknowledges what they're doing.
  • Your Universe or Mine?: If she marries someone other than Odin or Laslow, she expresses that she will have to choose between going home or staying with her love.

    Beruka (Belka) 
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"My mission is to kill, and I will not fail."

A Wyvern Rider who serves as Camilla's subordinate. She was born in the slums and was abandoned by her parents. Deathly silent and devoid of expression. She has worked as an assassin since childhood and is infamous as a capable killer. Camilla is fond of strong women, and Beruka is her favorite. Has a high resistance to poison. Her birthday is February 26th.

Class: Wyvern Rider (default), Wyvern Lord (Birthright and various DLC)
Voiced by: Masumi Tazawa (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)

  • An Axe to Grind: Her only weapon as a Wyvern Rider.
  • Battle Couple: Can marry a Male Avatar, Kaze, Jakob, Silas and any Nohrian guys (save for Gunter), plus Azama and Saizo in Revelation.
  • Character Development: All of her Supports see her to becoming a polite, dutiful and kind woman, as opposed to the blunt, rude and unfeeling person she starts out as.
  • Consummate Professional: As described by others, Beruka's most noteworthy trait pre-character development is her brutal efficiency in carrying out her goals, having no tolerance for distraction or frivolity when on the job - all of which helped distinguish her as one of the best assassins in Nohr.
  • Cry Cute: She actually tears up if Silas proposes to her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A very young Beruka was abandoned in the slums by her mother, and she was taken in by a hitman who trained her in the art of assassination - and was eventually one of her victims, though he held no hard feelings over this.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: In her own words, during her and Jakob's supports:
    "I'm doing the same thing I've always done. Take requests and kill someone. Take orders, and kill my enemies... it's all the same, just as I've always done. But when I'm here, I feel like one day I won't be able to do that anymore. I won't be able to stay as the self I've been all this time anymore."
  • Does Not Like Spam: If the player has a dairy tile in their My Castle, then Beruka will comment that she isn't fond of milk if she gives them some of it. May potentially double as a Brick Joke regarding her short height.
  • Dragon Rider: Her starting class is Wyvern Rider.
  • Elemental Powers: Able to wield magic tomes if promoted to Malig Knight.
  • Emotionless Girl: Being raised since childhood as an assassin, Beruka has become very numb and struggles to understand emotions. By the end of her support chains, she eventually succeeds.
  • Foil:
    • To her partner, Selena. Selena is more talkative and boisterous while Beruka's more reserved, but they both struggle to express affection normally due to past hang-ups and traumas. In addition, Beruka is highly skilled and has no insecurities about her strength, whereas Selena is very insecure and feels she needs to prove herself.
    • She also foils Setsuna. Both are blue-haired girls serving the eldest princess who are reserved, stoic, often act alone and rarely speak with or express any emotions - in large part due to being emotionally stunted. However, Setsuna is an archer who was born so wealthy that she became bored with life and lost the ability to feel satisfaction with anything, while Beruka's a wyvern-rider who grew up on the streets as a murderer and was left desensitized by her bleak lifestyle.
  • Hair Decs: Her dark headband.
  • Harmful to Minors: In her A Support with the Avatar, she mentions that her first murder was at barely ten years old.
  • Hates Small Talk: As far as she's concerned, people should only talk to her when there's something important to say. She thinks normal conversations are a waste of time, and claims to be a bad conversationalist in her C Support with Camilla - in fact, Beruka only continues talking with Camilla because she was given a direct order to.
    • Taken to an almost ridiculous extreme with Saizo, where in the localization their C-support conversation only consists of Visible Silence! Though the rest of their talks have them speaking more or less normally.
  • Heroic BSoD: Implied past-tense. In her supports with Camilla, they recount how Beruka ended up in the former's service - namely that Beruka was contracted to assassinate Camilla, only to be defeated. This caused Beruka to suffer a complete mental shutdown, repeating the words "I can't return until you're dead" over and over with Camilla likening her to "a doll whose windup mechanism had broken." Camilla subsequently took pity on Beruka and offered to hire her, on the fear that left alone Beruka would otherwise just drop dead or possibly attempt a Suicide by Cop against Camilla.
  • It Was a Gift: Her armor was gifted to her by Camilla, which was a suit she used to wear.
  • Lady of War: A quiet, reserved assassin who values professionalism and efficiency in her work.
  • Literal-Minded: When Charlotte gives her tips on how to "seize the hearts" of men, Beruka believes she is talking about something else entirely.
  • Love Confession:
    This warm, cozy feeling... Is this happiness? I only now realize that I love you...
  • Not So Stoic: Several of her S Supports end with her showing far more emotion than her usual range, to the point where she even cries.
  • Only in It for the Money: A strange case. Beruka claims she would turn on Camilla in an instant if someone came to her offering more money than Camilla currently does - though she'd also have to be able to trust them more than she does Camilla, which by her own admission she thinks may be impossible.
  • Opposites Attract: She has two.
    • Odin is more boisterous whereas she lets her actions speak for her. In their supports, Odin allegedly uses magic to help Beruka experience emotions. Then comes the S-support, where he, developing genuine feelings for her, reveals there was no spell to begin with - it's just Beruka doing it all herself.
    • Beruka has been a killer for most of her life while Arthur is all about justice. Their supports explore hilariously how differing they are, with Beruka struggling to understand what justice truly means to Arthur.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's quite small in stature but can dish out a lot of damage due to being an axe-user.
  • Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You: After revealing to Oboro that her foster father was the one who killed Oboro's parents in their A-Support, Beruka reveals that she already killed the man herself. Because that means Oboro can't take revenge, she offers to let Oboro kill her instead. Oboro refuses, having realized that she can't hold Beruka responsible for someone else's crimes and that it'd only propagate the Cycle of Revenge.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner
    "Time to play!"
    "You won't survive this!"
    "Be ready!"
    "Finishing the mission!"
  • Professional Killer: Was originally hired to assassinate Camilla before she convinced her to be her bodyguard instead. Her solo ending implies she eventually quits the business altogether.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Beruka hits almost every single point of the archetype, more specifically being emotionless, having short bobbed hair in an unusual color, was raised by a professional murderer, and eventually opens up to most of the characters she supports with.
  • The Stoic: She's dealt with the extreme circumstances of her life experiences and traumas by suppressing almost all her feelings. Quite a few of her supports involve her learning to open up more.
  • Taught by Experience: How she comes to comprehend emotion in others; by observing their reactions and connections with others. This is evidenced in both her Supports, as well as one of her critical lines ("Time to play!", which was picked up from Camilla despite being one of the least likely things someone like her would say).
  • Terse Talker: Has a habit of speaking very short, clipped sentences.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Her eyes are sharp and slightly slanted, showing her no-nonsense personality.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light blue hair, slightly darker than Azura's shade, though hers is far shorter.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: In several of her S-supports, she admits that she doesn't believe she's ever experienced love. It's perfectly lampshaded in her Love Confession to a Male Avatar.
  • Workaholic: Beruka is singularly focused on fulfilling her duties for Camilla, to the point that she spends her free time just standing around waiting to receive more orders.
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     Odin 
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"Halt! I am Odin Dark - warrior chosen by the darkness."

A mysterious Dark Mage who spends his days developing “awesome special attacks” and absurd names for his weapons. He is easily riled up for battle, and claims he's in constant danger of losing control of his power. He's also one of Leo's retainers, working alongside Niles. His past is shrouded in mystery, and he doesn't like talking about it, though he still talks a great deal. The most apt to shout "Level Up!" in the army. His birthday is July 15th.

He is actually Owain from Fire Emblem Awakening under a pseudonym to conceal his identity. The Hidden Truths DLC explains why he's in the world of Fates. See Fire Emblem Awakening Second Generation to know more about him as Owain.

Class: Dark Mage (default), Sorcerer (Birthright and various DLC), Myrmidon (Hidden Truths 1)
Voiced by: Hidenori Takahashi (Japanese), Kaiji Tang (English)

  • Achievements in Ignorance: When Odin first became Leo's retainer, Leo sent him on seemingly impossible tasks with the hopes that Odin would run scared, only for him to succeed in every single one by himself. This comes to a head when Leo sent Odin to find an object he made up on the spot, and whose properties don't even make sense, only for Odin to still succeed. It was around then that Leo actually came to trust him.
    Leo: I'd never even heard of a "lodestone imbued with darkness." It doesn't even make sense! But you found one all the same.
    Odin: Well, I DO know a thing or two about darkness, milord.
  • Badass Cape: Even Selena thinks it looks good on him.
  • Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Nohr females (except for Flora), as well as the Hoshidan characters Kagero and Orochi in Revelation.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He loves to brag about his supposedly immense power and daring others to challenge his might.
  • Brick Joke: Odin's Dark Mage class is reference to the "Owain Dark" fantasy persona he cultivated in several of his supports in Awakening.
  • But Now I Must Go: He (and his wife, if he married) departs forever in the epilogue, presumably to go back to Ylisse. If he married the female Avatar in Revelation, however, they stay in Valla.
  • Casting a Shadow: As a Dark Mage or Sorcerer, he can wield Dark Magic tomes. In the "Royal Royale" DLC, he will use Nosferatu and Odin's Grimoire, both tomes of Black Magic.
  • Call-Back:
    • In his B Support with Azura, he mentions that he developed a fear of bridges due to a bad experience he had on one - a reference to an incident in the The Future Past DLC in Fire Emblem Awakening.
    • With Ophelia, he mentions the legendary sword Mystletainn (an item he sought in his Paralogue in Awakening), as well as its cheap knockoff, Missiletainn.
    • Odin's secondary class is Samurai, which is the Fates equivalent of his base class (Myrmidon) from Awakening. His Samurai and Swordmaster outfits are even colored yellow instead of the standard blue to match his old Myrmidon outfit.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He loves to make up random names for his attacks, which he will spout when he lands a Critical Hit or activates a skill.
  • Character Development: He's the same Owain we all know and love, but his supports with Laslow and Selena show he's surprisingly grown up, perhaps even moreso than them. While Selena has homesickness and Laslow fears he's starting to forget his old life, Odin seems to be dealing with it much better and even helps both of them to overcome their struggles.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Potentially, if he achieves an S-support with Selena.
  • The Confidant: Surprisingly, both of his childhood friends, Selena and Laslow, will confide to Odin insecurities that they share with nobody else in their supports with him, not even with each-other.
  • Critical Hit Class: His Sorcerer class has a built-in critical hit bonus, he has a focus on Skill (which is the stat that determines the unit's innate Critical Hit chance), and his personal skill boosts the Crit rate of any weapon with the ability to critical that meets it's requirements. Furthermore, there's a tome named after him that has both a high crit chance and the ability to do 4 times the damage when a critical hit is activated with it - something that's usually reserved for the Killer weapons and their ranged counterparts.
  • Custom Uniform: His Dark Mage and Sorcerer outfits are bright yellow, likely as a hint of his true identity as Owain.
  • Cutting Off the Branches: To avoid giving him a canon father, in the Before Awakening DLC and the amiibo conversations, Owain doesn't recognize Frederick or Robin as his father. His regular dialogue discards any romantic ties to Ylisse's second generation or Robin and the game avoids revealing a canon parent by giving the characters their official art hair colors through Anankos's magic.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He admits he's jealous of Nyx, wishing he had a dark origin story like her. Ironically, Odin's origin story - in which he lost his parents (with his father dying right before his eyes) and grew up as one of the last survivors in an evil dragon's literal post-apocalyptic world that was so screwed they had to use time-travel to fix it - might possibly be even more tragic than Nyx's own.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Uses dark magic but is far from evil. His powers are a symbol of his dramatic persona if anything.
  • "Darkness von Gothick" Name: He introduces himself as "Odin Dark," master of foul dark magic, always on the verge of losing control of his powers. It's clear that he made up the name for himself.
  • Elemental Powers: As a Dark Mage, he's able to wield magic tomes.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: During the Hidden Truths DLC, he can scream his battle cry "Odin Dark knows no fear!" despite the DLC taking place during his time as Owain, before he adopted the pseudonym Odin.
  • Given Name Reveal: He reveals his real name, Owain, only during his A Support with Laslow, or while bonding with the Avatar in their Private Quarters if the two are married (but not to each other).
  • Heroic Build: He has some surprisingly toned muscles, and they're clearly exposed by his Dark Mage uniform.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Laslow. The two are old friends who rely on each other for moral support and share a deep bond of trust. This is in contrast to how they were more so Vitriolic Best Buds when they were younger.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's very passionate about his curses, always shouting loudly and trying to show off. He also hates dullness and often embellishes stories about himself to sound more exciting.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Gender inverted on his support with Elise. Elise is the one to propose that they marry to kill off any rumors about them, but Odin gets flustered and tries to explain that he isn't worthy of her. She resists and they decide to marry, with Odin promising to prove his worthiness to others so he can be with her.
  • Irony:
    • Due to his high Magic inheritance from his mother, he often made a better mage than a physical combatant in Awakening despite starting out as a physical class. In Fates this is flipped: he starts out as the magic-based Dark Mage, but his growths lean slightly towards a physical class.
    • He often laments not having a "cool backstory" like some of the other characters do, but anyone who's played Awakening and learned what he's been through will know he's probably got one of the most impressive and dark pasts among much of the cast. Too bad he can't actually talk about any of it, due to the whole "secret identity" thing - although even that adds to being part of a cool backstory.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His stat growths are very balanced across the board without any positive or negative standouts, with the exception of Skill which will grow at a rather fast rate. All of this makes him rather flexible with what he can reclass into without excelling in any single role, though he favors builds and classes that let him get a high Critical Hit activation rate.
  • Jumped at the Call: While all are hesitant to leave their world for Nohr in Hidden Truths, Odin is the most vocal in helping Anankos, believing it is their destiny to aid those in need no matter what world it is. He was also easily seduced by the promise of "new powers" and "mysterious new identities."
  • Large Ham: Odin usually speaks in a very flowery and dramatic manner.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Due to his quirky personality, he sometimes sounds this way.
    • He apparently likes to shout "Level up!" a lot.
    • In his B support with Niles, just as the latter brings up his past, Odin states that their conversation is over, and the support promptly concludes.
    • In his B-support with Leo, he laments that he doesn't get exciting missions anymore, saying, and I quote:
    Odin: A hero needs more than fetch quests and escort missions!
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: This can happen if he marries Elise, who is a cheerful, sociable White Mage much like his mother Lissa.
  • Life Drain: Odin can learn Lifetaker if he Class Changes to Dark Knight, and can get Sol in the "Hidden Truths 2" DLC if chosen for the final Dragon Vein. Lifetaker heals him whenever he gets a kill on an attack he initiated, while Sol has a chance to heal him for 50% of any damage dealt.
  • Love Confession:
    The stars shall go dark before my devotion to you fades. Uhh, I mean... I love you.
  • Magic Knight: If promoted to Dark Knight, he can use swords along with his magic.
  • Magikarp Power: Not of the normal variety, since Dark Mage's pathetically low growths offset his fantastic personal ones. Instead, if you use a Heart Seal to promote him to the much better Samurai class, he starts off even worse, but becomes powerful enough that he may very well be one of your best units after promoting.
  • The McCoy: The boisterous and Hot-Blooded of the Odin-Laslow-Selena trio.
  • Meaningful Rename: His real name is Owain, but takes on the name Odin to hide his origins before venturing to Nohr.
  • Meaningful Name: "Odin" is a Norse god often associated with war, poetry and sorcery.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Not only is he very handsome but, unlike Henry before him, he's wearing the stripperiffic Sensual Spandex-y attire for Dark Mages... which is even more stripperiffic than in Awakening. And he also has VERY strong and nice muscles to show off underneath. His Dark Mage outfit, which prominently shows off lower body, also makes it abundantly clear he isn't wearing anything underneath and he's... well, quite "gifted" in the pants.
  • Mr. Imagination: He frequently launches into overly dramatic tangents, shouting claims of his powers overwhelming his control, but everyone is aware he's making it up.
  • Mythology Gag: One of Odin's reclass options is Samurai, which is basically the Fates counterpart to the Myrmidon class, Odin's starting class when he was Owain.
    • In your base, you can give him certain accessories to trigger special dialogue. If you give him the Fire Emblem Shield, he'll say:
      Odin: What?! Could this be from my homeland?! Or... maybe it just appears to be...
    • If you give him Lucina's butterfly mask, he'll say:
      Odin: This mask once belonged to a close ally of mine! I always wanted to try it on.
    • If you give him the Bear Mask, he'll say:
      Odin: What is this? It appeals to the awful sense of fashion a royal family I once knew had.
  • Named Weapon: His signature skill, Aching Blood, gives him a crit bonus if you make him one of these in the forge, provided the name is at least 12 characters long.
  • Opposites Attract: His supports with Beruka, a silent assassin, where he allegedly puts on her a spell that causes her to experience some emotions. He later reveals it was not the case - she did it on her own.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: A minor "easter egg" of sorts. If the Avatar gifts the "Grima Feather" to him, he will drop his act completely to tell them that he wants nothing to do with the particular item. Selena and Laslow also voice distaste for it, but Odin gets straight up pissed.
  • Palette Swap: Wears bright yellow as a Dark Mage and Sorcerer, and keeps the yellow color scheme for his Samurai class branch as well.
  • Playing with Fire: Has a Fire tome in Hidden Truths 2.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner
    "Unquenchable Blood Flames!"
    "You can't hide from me!"
    "Eldritch Smackdown!"
    "Abysmal Body Blow!"
  • Shock and Awe: He starts with a Thunder tome, and has a Levin Sword and Mjolnir tome in the Hidden Truths DLCs. In Heroes he is strictly a Thunder Mage in contrast to other Dark Mages who retain their dark tomes in that game.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Selena and Laslow.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In his supports with Azura, it's revealed that he really hates heights, and doubly-so if they involve suspension bridges. This is a reference to The Future Past 2 DLC in Awakening where he nearly died while near a bridge.
  • You Look Familiar: In-universe example. In the Awakening DLC, he is worried about this when he talks with his mom Lissa, but she not only doesn't know who he is (since this is the Lissa from before she found and met Robin), but just wanted to know his name, as it sounds cool - so much so that she expresses a desire to give any children she has a similar name, meaning Odin may very well have helped name himself.
  • Your Universe or Mine?: In his parent-child supports A rank, he notes that at some point he will have to choose whether or not to go back to his original world or stay here, and expresses sadness at the thought of Ophelia not being willing to come with him if he chooses to leave.

    Niles (Zero) 
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"Let's have some fun, shall we?"

A former robber who now works for Leo, prince of Nohr. He is an extreme sadist who loves the sight of others' suffering and often speaks in riddles. He can use the "Capture" command if a prison has been built in My Castle. When a generic unit has been defeated using this skill, they will be sent to the prison. Loves to stargaze. His birthday is April 22nd.

Class: Outlaw (default), Adventurer (Birthright and various DLC)
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Roger Rose (English, Fates), Michael Sinterniklaas (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Ambiguously Brown: Has a noticeable tan compared to many of the other characters from Nohr.
  • Anti-Hero: In the Nohr campaign. He has a filthy mouth, a filthy mind and admits to being a sadist, but he still fights by the Avatar's side.
  • The Archer: Uses just Bows as an outlaw.
  • Badass Baritone: Koyasu's Niles voice is pretty deep, and Niles himself is an accomplished thief and deadly bowman.
  • Badass Bisexual: Bisexual and a exceptionally skilled Nohrian bowman. As one of the few bow users on the Nohr side, he is also exceedingly useful in gameplay.
  • Battle Couple: Can marry an Avatar of either gender, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Nohr females (except for Flora), as well as the Hoshidan characters Oboro and Setsuna in Revelation.
  • Birds of a Feather: Him and Beruka, as former street urchins who were abandoned by their mothers and raised in the slums by very crooked people (thieves in Niles' case, a Professional Killer in Beruka's).
  • Bi the Way: He can S-support with the male Avatar, but he also has supports with several women.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: Uses both if promoted into Bow Knight.
  • Brutal Honesty: If there's anything Niles lacks, it's a brain-to-mouth filter. He always states what's in his mind, no matter what is it and who he's talking to. If he reaches an S Support with Elise, this trait is actually what made Elise fall for him.
    Elise: When the time is right, I think I should marry someone like you.
    Niles: Oh? Any reason?
    Elise: Yeah. I need a husband who won't mince words. Someone who knows how things really are. Who doesn't sugarcoat anything.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: While he takes pleasure in being a tease most of the time, his supports with women like Azura, Nyx and Oboro reveal that he does tone down the double entendre when genuinely interested in someone... and then Nyx asks him to keep doing it anyway.
  • Combat Medic: If he's promoted to Adventurer, he can use staves.
  • Custom Uniform: His Outlaw outfit is blue and black.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Niles' father dumped his mother while she was still pregnant, and his mother either disappeared or left Niles when he was so young that he is unable to remember her face (and Beruka tells him that she's found out his mother died years ago). Niles was then raised by a gang of thieves, who ultimately abandoned him when they were all caught by Leo during a heist. All of this turned Niles into a sadist and cynic who resents when well-off or privileged people flaunt their fortunes over others - especially if they're people who've never suffered a day in their lives.
    Niles: [to Camilla] "My parents abandoned me in the slums of Nohr. I was raised by thieves and criminals. I learned fast. I did what had to be done to survive! So forgive me if I'm a little jealous. When I see someone who is oblivious to suffering, I like to give them an education. That moment when they discover their first taste of pain is pure bliss!"
  • Depraved Bisexual: Actively cultivates this sort of persona, constantly throwing suggestive comments at men and women alike while proclaiming himself a cruel and twisted sadist. In actuality, Niles is a much more decent and humble person at heart.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Was dangerously close to it when he was thrown under the bus by the thieves that raised him. That's why he told Leo to "Get It Over With" and execute him... which ironically piqued Leo's interest and made him take Niles in as his retainer.
  • Disabled Love Interest: To almost all the First Generation Nohrian girls, Mozu, Felicia, Oboro, Setsuna and the Avatars of either gender.
  • Expy: Of Legault: sharing both history in thievery and a teasing personality.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He has one over his right eye socket, as his original eye was gouged out. Luckily, he only needs one eye to notch an arrow.
  • Eye Scream: Niles' missing eye was gouged out by another thief when he was still a young Street Urchin, according to his Private Quarters lines.
  • Foil
    • To Setsuna. Both of them are skilled archers with one visible eye who act like they have no cares in the world, but his personality and hers couldn't be any more different, nor could their respective pasts.
    • Can also be applied to Oboro. 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.
  • Gay Option: A male Avatar can marry him. In a twist to this trope, they could be said to be each other's gay option, as he too has primarily female suitors.
  • Handicapped Badass: He doesn't let the whole "only having one eye" thing get in the way of his archery.
  • Hidden Depths: He starts his S-Support with the Avatar by asking if it's possible for someone to be broken beyond repair, and the Avatar quickly realizes he is talking about himself. Some supports imply that he carries these doubts with him.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Many of his supports expose several of his better sides. i.e, when Mozu tells him in their supports that she's looking for her Doomed Hometown's treasure (a jade jewel), Niles doesn't seem to be very sympathetic but he secretly "pulls strings" among his remaining thief friends and finds it for her.
  • Horse Archer: Gains a horse if promoted into Bow Knight.
  • Kick the Dog: In his C-Support with Camilla, Niles silently alludes to being totally okay with leaving a lost puppy out in the cold.
  • Love Confession:
    Do you have any idea what you're getting into? I sure hope not...
  • Lucky Seven: Can get this as a skill if promoted to Adventurer.
  • Mage Killer: Niles comes with a high rank in Resistance and equally-good stat growth, which gets even higher if he Class Changes to Adventurer. While his ability to combat mages is somewhat compromised by how tomes and scrolls have a Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors advantage over bows and yumi, Niles can still easily go toe-to-toe with them and come out on top.
  • Master of Unlocking: Starts out with the Locktouch skill.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's Tall, Dark, and Handsome, has a sexy voice, and loves dirty-talk.
  • My Hero Zero: Applies to his Japanese name. His English name is in turn a pun on the term nil (nothing). He's a distinguished badass, considered the best in his field of theft and assassination.
  • Mysterious Past: He says he has a past he can't talk about during his S-Support with the Avatar. The few details he has revealed to others (like Beruka, Azura, Arthur and Leo) state that said past is REALLY not pretty.
  • Not So Different:
    • He and Azura are pretty much opposites, but they bond over their issues with opening up to people.
    • He and Camilla end up bonding over their opposite but still very troubled pasts and their penchants for double entendres.
    • He and Beruka have opposing behaviors but connect through their shared professions and pasts as street urchins.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: In his supports with Oboro, he continually uses innuendo - which pisses her off. When he apologizes for it in their A support, he does it again after she accepts the apology.
    Oboro: It's fine. Just as long as you keep the innuendo to a minimum, OK?
    Niles: Sure, no problem. It'd bring me all kinds of pleasure!
    Oboro: NILES.
    Niles: W-was I doing it again?! Sorry!
    Oboro: Heh heh. It's OK. I'll forgive the slip-up just this once.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Niles is unhappy to learn of Nina's Just Like Robin Hood behavior, and tries to keep her from continuing it. When she protests that he was also a thief, he is quick to point out that he didn't have a choice due to being abandoned by his parents, telling her that he objects to her lifestyle because he doesn't want there to be even the slightest chance of her going through the same things he did.
  • Pet the Dog: While Niles is known for being a jerk sometimes, he does go out of his way to help Mozu in his A Support with her by recovering the only memento she has from when her village was attacked and says he'll be there for her in their S Support convo.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "You can't hide from me!"
    "Time to suffer!"
    "Here's a taste!"
    "Oh, yes...!"
  • Rape as Backstory: Heavily implied as the survivor of such in his Japanese supports with the Avatar.
  • Recruiting the Criminal: Despite being an infamous thief, he was appointed as Leo's subordinate for his skill after the latter chose to spare his life.
  • Sadist: Said to be one, and can certainly be cruel towards his enemies, but most of the time he's just a troll.
  • Sex for Solace: Offers this to Mozu in their B-Support when she talks about her Survivor's Guilt with him, but she refuses.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: He is often abrasive when first getting to know someone, but he states he only does this to ward them off so that they don't get a chance to judge him like all the others.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He may be dark-skinned rather than dark-haired, but otherwise he fits in fairly well.
  • The Tease:
    • Many of his romantic supports include double entendres, as pointed out by people like Effie (who starts their C support by scolding him because his dirty words are starting to rub off on Elise) and Camilla (who pretty much tells him in their S-support to talk dirty to her every day)...
    • In Felicia's C Support, she spills soup on him and he attempts to tease her by threatening to take his clothes off where he stands. She asks for him to do so so she can help him clean. They go on this back and forth for a while until he realizes he can't embarrass her and decides to leave and keep his clothes on.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed; despite being a self-proclaimed Sadist, this mostly translates to making other people uncomfortable instead of outright miserable.
  • Troll: He enjoys making others mad and uncomfortable, which is often accomplished by speaking in double entendres.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • Develops this for the Avatar should they reach their A support.
    • Has it for Leo for sparing his life when his companions abandoned him during their attempt to steal from Nohr's castle and making him his direct subordinate.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Noted to be a sadist who enjoys the suffering of others. Several of his supports, like those he has with Azura and Camilla, have him reveal that he specifically enjoys the suffering of those in privileged lives who he thinks are happier than him, since he grew up in absolutely miserable circumstances.
  • You're Cute When You're Angry: He enjoys teasing several people, such as the Avatar and Camilla, to see them flustered or angry. There's also a darker variant, where he flat-out says he borderline-bullies The Ingenue-like characters, such as Mozu and Elise, because he likes to see them cry. This is something of an Informed Attribute though, as he's actually quite sweet towards the former two in his Supports, particularly Elise.

    Effie (Elfie) 
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"Strength is everything!"

A knight who serves Elise and seems protective of her. She was born in the capital's underground streets and is a kind woman who desires to protect others. Regularly undergoes incredible training to obtain the power she seeks and benefits from super strength as a result. She never misses training so she can protect others. Has the most second helpings. Her birthday is April 13th.

Class: Knight (default), General (Birthright and various DLC)
Voiced by: Yuuki Kuwahara (Japanese), Marisha Ray (English)

  • An Axe to Grind: Regardless if she promoted to General or Great Knight, she'll get access to axes.
  • American Kirby Is Hardcore: While in the original Japanese, Effie was a somewhat soft spoken Lady of War, some parts of the localization (like the Private Quarters and her event quotes) have her as a more abrasive (with a more confident voice to match) jock-type who is very much proud of her body and how strong she is. However, as far as actual dialouge in her Supports go, there is very little difference between the two.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Can get Luna if promoted to Great Knight.
  • Battle Couple: Can marry a Male Avatar, Kaze, Jakob, Silas and any Nohrian guys (save for Gunter), plus Azama and Hayato in Revelation.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: In Revelation, Azama describes Effie's sleeping face as "endearingly naive" during their A Support.
  • Big Eater:
    • Many of her supports mention her eating, taking someone else's food, etc. Justified by how she's constantly training, so she needs to eat quite more than others.
    • In a Kozaki sketch, she and Arthur dine together on their day off. She is seen happily eating mountains of plates, whereas Arthur can't keep up with her and the servers look terrified.
  • Blade on a Stick: Uses only lances as a knight.
  • Breast Plate: Her armor's chestplate has rounded cups for her bosom.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She has unbelievable strength, which is attributed to her rigorous training.
  • Childhood Friends: She's known Elise since they were both kids.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Effie will time and time again endanger herself to protect those around her, wanting to be everyone's "shield."
  • Contralto of Danger: In the English localization, Effie's voice is incredibly deep.
  • Cute Bruiser: Contrary to her appearance, she's incredibly strong - to the point of easily shattering solid rock - and never misses training.
  • Custom Uniform: The armor she wears as a Knight and General is primarily dark pink with some yellow instead of the standard gray with blue/red.
  • Damage Reduction: Effie can get the "Pavise" skill if she Class Changes to General, or "Armored Blow" if she Class Changes to Great Knight. Pavise has a chance to halve damage from certain weapons (swords, lances, axes, Beaststones, monster/puppet weapons) when attacked, while Armored Blow reduces physical damage by 10 when she initiates combat.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: In her C-Support with Nyx, Effie tries to remove the lid of a pot for Nyx, but ends up ripping off the top part of the pot.
  • Dumb Muscle: Effie tends to believe that her strength can do absolutely illogical things; She tries to fix a jar that she tore the top half off of by forcing the pieces back together. She thought that putting cracks in a boulder would allow her to automatically tell someone's fortune, without even reading up on the fortunetelling techniques (and when it doesn't work, her first thought is to break more rocks). And she tries to make someone grow by trying to literally stretch them out by their head. And that was just her supports with Nyx.
  • Expy: She's one to Kjelle from Awakening, with both of them being knights who are obsessed with training and growing stronger, but Effie is generally more easygoing and simple-minded than Kjelle was.
  • Famous Last Words:
    "I guess this is it... I'm maxed out. I'm sorry, Elise. I've failed you..."
  • Foil: To Hana. Both are female retainers who loyally serve the youngest royal sibling, who is their childhood friend. In their supports, Effie and Hana express admiration of each other's strength and speed, respectively, while also finding common ground in their loyalty to their princesses. However, Effie is markedly less feminine while Hana has a less balanced schedule and often forgets to eat.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: Appropriately has a high STR stat and growth rate, on top of an ability that makes her do even more damage if her strength has enough of an edge over the opponent's.
  • Glacier Waif: She has a fairly short character model, and, as noted below, she's surprisingly thin under all that armor. Nonetheless, she's still in the Knight class by default.
  • Greater Need Than Mine: Effie will protect anyone who needs it with her own life, especially her friends and allies, and sometimes even sufficiently sympathetic enemies, without any regards to her own safety. In Revelation, Azama pretty much calls her a Martyr Without a Cause for it, whereas Leo straight-up questions if she doesn't cherish her own life.
  • Hero Antagonist: In Birthright, she only fights the party over a misunderstanding, and will immediately side with them if it's cleared up.
  • Lady of War: She's a feminine and very gentle young woman who may look fragile, but is a knight with incredible strength.
  • Lovable Jock: In the English dub, Effie is much more outspoken and overt about her physical prowess, but remains a kind and protective figure to her allies.
  • Love Confession:
    Nothing is stronger than my love for you... except my biceps.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Surprisingly for an armored unit, Effie has a relatively high Speed growth of 55%, which is the same as her Defense growth as well. Combined with her insane 80% Strength growth, and Effie can forgo using Wary Fighter and simply double most but the fastest of units with ease.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite having the strength and endurance to rival a transformed Wolfskin, her bare body is as slender and muscle free as every other female in the game.
  • Nice Girl: She's very gentle and devoted to those she cares for, especially her lady-of-liege Elise.
  • No-Sell: In her C-support with Jakob, Effie completely shrugs off an attempted attack from Jakob when he tries to stop her from eating a cake. She's so unperturbed that she doesn't even stop eating.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Wears a full suit of pink armor, but she's quite powerful.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner
    "No more holding back!"
    "You asked for it!"
    "Time to say goodbye!"
    "Feel the burn!"
  • Self-Made Woman: Like Arthur, she's a commoner who has worked her way up to become a retainer for the Nohrian royal family.
  • Street Urchin: Effie was a random peasant before making friends with Princess Elise and being inspired to become stronger, as detailed in their support chain.
  • Super Strength: She lifts a tree trunk in her supports with Keaton, crushes an apple with her bare hand in her C Support with Niles and other characters make it clear she's known for her amazing strength. And appropriately, she's got an enormous Strength growth and cap to boot.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Hana's tomboy in the Revelation route. Reversed in the localization, with Effie clearing being more Tomboyish in comparison.
  • Undying Loyalty: Her greatest ambition is to serve as Elise's shield for life.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's unclear what happens to her after Elise's death if the player spares her in Birthright.

    Arthur (Harold) 
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"In the name of justice!"

An Axe Fighter who is Elise's servant. He was born in the capital’s underground streets and became a hero who kept his town’s peace. Although he’s a honest young man who pursues the path of justice, he’s ridden with god-forsaken levels of bad luck. He only joins in the Conquest and Revelation campaigns. He's the most likely to trip (and badly). His birthday is January 14th.

Class: Fighter (default), Hero (Birthright and various DLC)
Voiced by: Riki Kitazawa (Japanese), Cam Clarke (English)

  • An Axe to Grind: Uses only Axes as a Fighter and Berserker.
  • Banana Peel: One spontaneously appears in his path as he's carrying some heavy objects during his B-support with Felicia. Felicia wonders where it came from, since they don't have any bananas among their provisions.
  • Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Nohr females (except for Flora), as well as the Hoshidan characters Setsuna and Kagero in Revelation.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Setsuna, in Revelation. They go through lots of comical mishaps while trying to help others, and decide to help each other deal with it.
    • Somewhat downplayed compared to Setsuna, but in his supports with Felicia, Arthur interprets her clumsiness as being similar to some of the mishaps he gets into.
  • Born Unlucky: Bad things randomly happen to him, such as (somehow) getting hit by a carriage 4 times in a row, being struck by lightning, or falling into holes. In a case of Gameplay and Story Integration, Arthur both has the lowest Luck stat and growth in the game.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": His belt buckle is shaped like an "H". In his S support with the Female Avatar, it's revealed that it stands for "Hero".
    Arthur: ... The "H" stands for "hero." It reminds me to always act humbly and heroically. Thank you, darling Avatar. I can't wait to walk down the honorable road of justice with you at my side!
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: During the A support with Nyx, he tells about how he accidentally drank a glass of clear alcohol instead of water in one gulp. Not cognizant of his surroundings, instead of reaching for a breadstick, he accidentally takes a bite into Elise's hair.
  • Chewing the Scenery: In the localization, his voice goes above and beyond Large Ham levels into this. Cam Clarke was clearly having a field day with Arthur's lines.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite being clumsy and with terrible luck, story-wise he survives a lot of normally deadly situations on a regular basis, and gameplay-wise can potentially become a very powerful unit if developed correctly.
  • Custom Uniform: In addition to the red and blue color palette (which gets carried over to his default promotional tree), Arthur does not wear the stripperiffic variant of the Axe Fighter class: he wears a blue unitard underneath his armor, and he's also wearing a belt, as mentioned above.
  • Determinator: Despite constant atrocious luck that would crush a lesser man, Arthur's spirits remain indomitable. Stressed in his supports with Felicia, who finds his unwillingness to be weighed down by his constant misfortune incredibly inspiring, given her own problems with being a klutz.
  • Foil:
    • To Subaki. Both are male retainers who serve the youngest royal sibling with different standards and expectations of themselves and others. In Arthur's case, he was born with incredibly bad luck but remains optimistic and accepting of his flaws, meanwhile Subaki is very hard on himself if he is any less than perfect. Furthermore, Arthur is a manly hunk while Subaki is a bishonen.
    • He can also be seen as a foil to Setsuna. Both are clumsy retainers to a royal sister who, though otherwise very capable, are cursed with cosmically bad luck whenever they attempt anything trivial outside of combat. In Revelation, their support chain is actually all about them bonding over their mutual, crazy misfortune. The difference though is that Setsuna is spacey and clumsy, whereas Arthur is just plain unlucky.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: He met Azura when they were both very young, after she had escaped from Castle Krakenburg to get away from the abuse of the castle staff. While Azura remembers the event, she doesn't recognize him until he reveals that he was the boy that took the blame for her escape to prevent her from being punished.
  • For Great Justice: Arthur believes himself to be the medieval equivalent of a superhero. His supports with Azura state that this comes from his upbringing, since he studied martial arts ever since he was a child and as he grew up he realized that he liked protecting people and being their hero. He does however make it clear that he doesn't approve of vigilantism though, as it encourages people to take the law into their own hands for personal reasons like vengeance rather than breeding any respect for proper justice and order.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: Not only does Arthur suffer from a streak of bad luck in-story, he also has a terrible Luck stat with poor Luck growth to go.
  • Genre Refugee: A homage to American comic book superheroes in a medieval fantasy JRPG. His character portrait in Heroes even reflects this, drawing him in a style more akin to '90s comic books with thick black outlines and impossible musculature.
  • Glass Cannon: Taken to extreme measures if promoted to a Berserker, already a glass cannon as a class, thanks to his passive lowering enemies chances of dodging a critical hit, but also increases his own.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He has blond hair, and is the most righteous man in all of Nohr.
  • Hero Antagonist: Puns aside, on the Birthright route he only fights the party because he thinks they've kidnapped Elise and will be immediately convinced to side with them once Elise convinces him they didn't.
  • Heroic Build: If the player changes his clothes into a swimsuit, or sees him in the Hot Springs, it turns out he's really ripped.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Arthur is comically devoted to the idea of justice, but he actually puts a fair amount of thought into its more subtle nuances. His Supports with Beruka display that he knows full well his sense of justice isn't naturally shared by everyone and denoting how his beliefs are based on what justice means to him personally. What carries him through is his confidence and faith in his convictions being righteous, as opposed to whether or not everyone everywhere necessarily agrees with him.
    • You'd think his almost accursed luck would leave him incredibly sullen, but this man never lets it be an excuse from doing the right thing. Even more interesting is that he's come to terms with his bad luck, accepting it as another part of him that's as natural as any other of the quirks the other characters possess.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Some of the things his bad luck brings should leave him in a grave, or at the very least constantly in the infirmary. Yet somehow he soldiers on like it's a light rain and can even casually talk about it with his comrades.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Naturally, his design boasts a rather prominent chin and jawline.
  • Large Ham: He's very theatrical, frequently making grand statements about heroism and justice.
  • Lethal Chef: Has the worst cook modifier "Reckless" which negates the effect of the dish but gives +2 random stats. Considering he's unlucky...
  • Life Drain: Arthur can learn the "Sol" Skill if he Class Changes into Hero. It gives him a chance to heal for 50% of the damage he deals whenever he attacks.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Arthur has high stats all around bar his Luck. He can easily take hits and deal them back while also being fast enough to double attack a number of foes.
  • Love Confession:
    Your love is as sweet as the sweet, sweet smell of justice! I love you more than anything. But don't tell justice I said so.
  • Manly Tears: He cracks up and cries during his C and A supports with his son, Percy, after seeing how well Percy and Ace (Percy's wyvern) get along.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Harold is an Old English name, from here "army" and weald "rule", meaning "heroic leader", same as the title herald. This leads credence to his character archetype of the stereotype, strong-jawed superhero of western culture.
    • Arthur comes from the Roman clan name Artorius, meaning heroic or courageous. It could also come from the legend of the hero Artur who pulled the sword Excalibur from its stone, as his son Percy is named after either the hero Perseus in Greek Mythology or the hero Percival/Parsifal who was one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Tale.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his unlucky moments, Arthur is an upbeat and friendly guy at heart. He was even willing to get himself punished just to protect Azura back when he was a child/young teenager.
  • Not a Morning Person: According to Percy's comments in the Ghostly Gold DLC, it can take Arthur a while to get up in the morning.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted in the overseas releases, where he shares his name with Tailtiu's son Arthur from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. Though his Japanese name is shared with a generic boss also in the same game.
  • Playing Cyrano: In his supports with Camilla, Arthur offers to help her convey her feelings for the Avatar. This being Arthur, Hilarity Ensues. It can potentially go into Matchmaker Crush territory if the whole support chain is pursued - and since Arthur doesn't reveal his feelings to Camilla until the S Support, this means she will accept his marriage proposal.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner
    "No more holding back!"
    "You're out of luck, friend!"
    "Justice strikes!"
    "Beware my fists of justice!"
  • The Paladin: Arthur fights for justice and does the right thing because he feels it is the right thing to do. Paladin is also one of his reclassing options in-game. And unlike the stereotype often associated with the Paladin character archetype, his overall supports go out of the way to show that, no, he isn't just a fool, and no, he shouldn't be disrespected just for being a 'goody-goody'.
    Arthur: Justice means many things to many people. For me, it's a way of life. It's waking up before your friends to go on patrol... It's searching high and low to locate a lost child for their frantic parents... It's coming across an injured elderly person and becoming their legs for them... It's hearing a crying baby and crying with it until it calms down... It's jumping into a fight and turning angry fists into friendly handshakes... Justice is all these things, and so much more! That's what it means to ME, in any case.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Considers himself a champion of justice and prominently wears red, blue, and silver/white, accented by his yellow blonde hair.
  • Rated M for Manly: The manly representation of unlucky justice!
  • Self-Made Man: He was born a commoner, but his fighting skills allowed him to become a retainer to the Nohrian royalty.
  • Shout-Out: One of his Private Quarters quotes is:
    "It is an honor to spend time with a fellow friend of justice. We should form our own league!"
  • Smug Smiler: His big grin screams 'lots of self-confidence,' and he grins even wider when he's about to crit.
  • Taking the Heat: He did this for Azura in the past, as revealed in their supports. A very young Arthur who already was working for the Nohrian royal family spotted an even younger Azura in the streets and, having realised that she had run away after being abused by Garon's concubines, lied about having taken her away and was whipped on the spot as a punishment.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: According to his solo ending in Conquest, rumor had it that Arthur's luck managed to increase in his old age. His married ending also states his luck increased slightly after the war.
  • Unluckily Lucky:
    • One would think the gods hate him with his awful luck, but this man survived multiple events that would leave him in an infirmary at best and an eleven-foot hole at worst. But he dusts off being struck by lightning and falling off cliffs like it's a common cold.
    • Plus, he may be hit with bad luck but others can use this to their advantage and reap benefits. i.e., when he's carrying freshly purchased fish with Selena, he gets hit by lightning... with the side-effect that the fish are somehow perfectly cooked by the same bolt, so the two end up having a delicious feast.
    • Even more interesting than that is how his status as Unluckily Lucky is reflected somewhat in gameplay: Arthur is amongst the few characters in Conquest that merely retreat than outright die in the game's Classic mode, and even in Birthright where it's possible for him to die, he's one of the few Nohrian characters who can survive that chapter if The Avatar talks to him first. And even then, if Arthur's defeated by an enemy unit during his retreat, there isn't even a death quote to begin with, which implies he never truly died to begin with.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Like with Effie, it's unclear what happens to him after Elise's death if he's spared in Birthright.

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    Gunter 
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Click here to see Gunter in Fire Emblem Heroes 
"War and I go way back."

A knight who has served the Kingdom of Nohr for many long years, with a reputation built on his feats of valor in the past. He acts as the Avatar’s caretaker and subjects him/her to battle training. Strict and lacks a sense of humor, but also has an easy-going side. His birthday is June 13th.

While he appears as a playable unit during the first few Chapters before the games' paths diverge at Branch of Fate, he only joins the player's army permanently in Conquest and Revelation.

Class: Great Knight
Voiced by: Rokuro Naya (Japanese), D.C. Douglas (English)

  • Ambiguous Situation: His fate in Birthright with the reveal that Gunter was always intended to be Anankos' vessel in Revelation. Due to no one going there to see if he's okay, it is left ambiguous whether he's injured like on Conquest, fine like he was in Revelation but possessed, or instead dead somehow.
  • An Axe to Grind: Like all other Great Knights he uses them. His skill with them is notably improved when he returns in Conquest.
  • Ascended Extra: His role in the third route is larger and more major than in the other routes.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Can learn Luna.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: In the third route he's revealed to have hated the royals and nobility since Garon murdered his family and village.
  • Attempted Suicide: At the end of chapter 26 of Revelation, where he's possessed by Anankos himself, as he tries to come to his senses, he and Anankos fight for control over his body, and he ends up stabbing himself to stop him from killing the Avatar. However, he is saved by Elise and Sakura and survives.
  • Battle Couple: With the Female Avatar, in Conquest only.
  • Becoming the Mask: Late in Revelation he reveals that he was originally planning to use the Avatar as a tool to get revenge against Garon and Nohr for the deaths of his family and hometown. If his supports with the Avatar are any indication, this most likely changed to a degree a long time ago.
  • Blade on a Stick: Has a higher lance rank than sword or axe.
  • But Now I Must Go: At the end of Revelation, during the Avatar's coronation as the new king or queen of Valla after the defeat of Anankos, he quietly leaves the scene.
  • Came Back Wrong: Or to be more exact, Brainwashed and Crazy, courtesy of Anankos on the third route. Unlike similarly brainwashed servants of Anankos, the party manages to save him due to the fact that he isn't actually dead like many other servants of Anankos.
  • Can't Catch Up: His growth rates are atrocious, the highest being at a measly 25%.note  Subverted on the Conquest route: When he eventually rejoins the group there, his stats are buffed to the point where he is a serviceable unit henceforth, even with his bad growths, though similar units will likely be better.
  • Crusading Widower: The third path reveals that both his wife and child were murdered along with his entire hometown. The pain of this loss is what apparently helps Anankos possess him in Revelation, similar to how Anankos possessed Takumi in Conquest and briefly in Birthright.
  • Crutch Character: His horrendous stat growths limit his long-term usage, but the player can easily rely on him for a bit in the beginning since he's already a promoted class with decent base stats for when he's available.
  • Custom Uniform: Gunter's Great Knight armor is mostly black.
  • Damage Reduction: Can learn Armored Blow, which lowers physical damage by 10 if he initiates the fight.
  • Disney Death: It's implied on the Nohr route, and outright confirmed on the third route that the gap he fell into leads to the Invisible Kingdom, Valla. As such, he joins on both the third route and on the Conquest route when the Avatar visits Valla. On the third route, he joins with the stats he had at the start, but on the Conquest route he rejoins the team around the halfway point buffed up a bit.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Or rather dropped through a bridge, as early as the third chapter of the game. It only sticks on the Birthright route. He rejoins in both Conquest and Revelation.
  • Demonic Possession: The intended goal of Anankos on all three routes. On Revelation Anankos succeeds in possessing him (though the Avatar and co manage to snap him out of it) while on Birthright and Conquest this never happens likely thanks to Takumi falling into Valla.
  • Doomed Hometown: The Revelation route reveals that everyone in his entire hometown (including his wife and child) was murdered by Garon and his army.
  • Foil:
    • To Reina. Both are highly-regarded warriors in their respective kingdoms, whose older ages do nothing to hamper their skills. They both have scarred faces, 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 Yukimura. Both are high-ranking veteran officers in their respective armies, 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.
  • Four-Star Badass: Has made a name for himself for his years of service.
  • Foreshadowing: In Revelation, after you beat the 7th chapter, you'll notice he cannot be supported with the Avatar of either gender and female Avatar cannot marry him since he's in a gray box. That's because he is being used as a vessel by Anankos.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: As seen in his picture. They're Good Scars since he's on the side of the Avatar and isn't exactly deformed by them.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Technically on the Hoshido route. At least if you count the prologue as a part of all three routes since Gunter doesn't even make an appearance on that route.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: As this illustration from Yusuke Kozaki's Twitter shows, Gunter seems to have been quite handsome in his youth. He's still rather good-looking as an old man, though.
  • Interface Spoiler: Despite being able to in Conquest, in Revelation he is completely unable to build supports with other characters. What this means may not exactly be obvious, but it will raise some flags.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: How the Avatar breaks him out of Anankos's control.
  • Irony:
    • Hans' attempted murder earlier becomes this when Gunter himself becomes the penultimate boss in Revelation, while Hans is killed in the beginning of the second half.
    • Gunter's original plan was seemingly to brainwash the Avatar into a Tyke Bomb against Garon for the sake of revenge, but he abandons it after coming to genuinely care about them as a foster family - only for those very same family and moral values to ultimately be what motivates the Avatar to bring down Garon in all three routes.
  • Like a Son to Me:
    • Feels this way towards the Avatar. He sees them as a surrogate child, having lost his own son, as revealed in Revelation.
    • Their supports reveal that he also sort of feels this way towards Jakob.
    • The Nohr Festival DLC reveals he feels this way towards Felicia and Flora, too.
  • Love Confession:
    I think you missed that one on purpose, but I suppose I have to ask now: Will you please... marry me?
  • May–December Romance: Potentially can have one with the female Avatar in Conquest.
  • Mighty Glacier: When he comes back in Conquest, his speed is barely higher than when he left, but he has much higher strength and defense.
  • The Mole: Similar to Takumi's situation in Birthright (where he was completely unaware of this), from the moment he returns to the Avatar's side in Revelation, he has been under the control of Anankos, which is why Vallite soldiers always seem to have the jump on the Avatar's forces.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: He cannot be in the part at the same time as Yukimura, who only joins during Birthright.
  • Old Master: He's a veteran of many a great battles and also serves as a mentor to the Avatar, and also taught Felicia and Jakob how to fight.
  • Palette Swap: His Great Knight uniform is jet black.
  • Parental Substitute: His support line with the Avatar shows that he developed somewhat of an odd reputation among the people of Nohr's castle for all sorts of unusual quirks, such as prowling the castle in the middle of the night or taking twice as much food as he eats for himself. He explains to them that this was to visit the Avatar and sneak them food late at night, helping calm the young prisoner down in a time when they were treated like garbage shortly after being captured. Which makes his subsequent taunting of the Avatar on the third route when he's possessed by Anankos all the more sad!
    • He also has this kind of relationship with Jakob (though supports), and with Felicia and Flora in the DLC.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner
    "A grave mistake!"
    "This ends now!"
    "I will cut you down!"
    "I will have my revenge!"
  • Recurring Element: The resident Jagen archetype, as an older, loyal, prepromoted mounted unit.
    • Like Frederick he's a Great Knight instead of Paladin and acted as drill sergeants to their soldiers, including the Avatar. As with many Jagan/Oifeys they're strict, but have kind personalities.
    • Like Orson the pain of loss in his past is used to turn him into a puppet for the antagonists and you actually have to fight him in the Revelation route.
  • Revenge: Revealed in Revelation to have been a driving force in his originally becoming their caretaker; he'd initially planed to make them into a tool to destroy Garon with, so as to get revenge for the deaths of his wife, child and hometown. However, he seemed to have a change of heart after he got to know them and instead became attached to them - and yet, ironically, since the Avatar does bring about Garon's death or downfall in every route, Gunter ends up getting his revenge through the Avatar anyway. Special mention goes to Conquest where he can actually be selected to take part in the Avatar's fight against the corrupted Garon, giving him the shot at vengeance he'd originally desired - bonus points if he gets to scream his critical quote when landing a hit.
  • Reverse Arm-Fold: Like Leo, Gunter prefers this position of posture, as it's seen in his portrait and Private Quarters model.
  • Significant Double Casting: Gunter shares his Japanese seiyuu, the late Rokuro Naya, with Anankos' dragon form.
  • Walking Spoiler: There are some massive plot twists in regards to Gunter's role in the story.
  • Was It All a Lie?: After he’s rid of Anankos's influence, Gunter reveals that, originally, he was only kind to the Avatar so he could use them to get revenge on Garon and Nohr later on. Then he shows that he really doesn’t have that high an opinion on royalty in general. So it’s possible that the things he said to the Avatar while under Anankos’ influence may have carried some truth a long time ago. Of course the Avatar being who they are, isn't really bothered by this.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He survives his fall down the Bottomless Canyon in Conquest and Revelation and eventually reunites with the Avatar, but his fate in Birthright is left unknown.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or, in his case, pale lilac hair.note 

    Flora 
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Click here to see Flora in Fire Emblem Heroes 
"Brace for a chill."

A maid of the Avatar's, like Felicia and Jakob, and Felicia's older twin sister. Although she’s capable of being kind and attentive, her mind often weighs with graver things. Has the most powerful jealousy. Her birthday is February 19th.

Flora is a Secret Character that can only be recruited in Conquest and Revelation once certain criteria are fulfilled.

Class: Maid
Voiced by: Ai Kakuma (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English)

  • Aborted Declaration of Love: She's about to confess her feelings to Jakob when they fight in Birthright, but Jakob can't hear her over the snowstorm, and she figures that it makes sense that her dreams would be blown away by the wind. She never gets to tell him, as she kills herself in the cutscene after she is defeated.
    • Played with but ultimately subverted in Conquest, being closer to an Anguished Declaration of Love; Flora doesn't have her words cut off and tells Jakob he was the reason she endured living a forced live as a Servant, but ultimately can't bring herself to say the words proper - but unlike in Birthright, Jakob not only heard every word but it's implied he realized what it was she wanted to say.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: She is very much in love with Jakob. Since they can't support, her feelings are never returned. Conquest drives it home further, as it's the only route that Jakob seems to realize Flora's feelings for him, yet it doesn't change their standing.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Flora has a habit of this, as seen in her supports with the Avatar and her dialogue in-game.
  • Battle Couple: Only with the Male Avatar, if she's either recruited or unlocked.
  • Break the Cutie: In Birthright, her father attempts to rebel against King Garon, and is swiftly dealt with and executed. Flora and the rest of the surviving Ice Tribe pledge their loyalty to Garon out of fear. After news is received that the Avatar has defected to Hoshido, Garon orders Flora to take responsibility and kill the Avatar herself, lest her whole tribe be slaughtered. When Flora hesitates to give an answer, Garon grows impatient and tells her to die then and there if she cannot make the choice. Pressured and fearing for her life, Flora chooses to betray the Avatar — a choice which later causes her so much shame that she is Driven to Suicide.
  • Broken Bird: Her kinship dialogue, support with the Female Avatar, and her boss conversation with Jakob all imply that she's long since given up on her own happiness.
  • Cain and Abel: With Felicia, should the Avatar side with Hoshido. It ends in tears... and fire. Lots and lots of fire. It also briefly happens in the other 2 routes, Conquest and Revelation. In the case of Conquest, after Elise blows the Avatar's cover by outright saying that she and the Avatar were at the Ice Tribe's land to suppress their rebellion, Flora and her father, Kilma, attempt to defeat the Avatar and their army (including Felicia). In Revelation, Garon once again orders Flora to try to kill the Avatar and their army alongside Camilla, threatening to destroy the Ice Tribe and kill her father if she doesn't. In those routes, it doesn't end as badly for Flora, who doesn't die in those 2 routes.
  • Character Select Forcing: In a weird way. On the Conquest route, she's the only one who can marry a male Avatar without A. locking the player out of one of the child units, B. being a second generation unit, or C. being locked behind a paywall.
  • Combat Medic: As a Maid, she can fight with knives and shuriken, and heal with staves.
  • Death by Irony: In Birthright, the daughter of the Ice Tribe's chief with ice powers commits suicide by Self-Immolation.
  • Death Seeker: In Birthright, she thanks the party for stopping her when they defeat her during her betrayal, suggesting that she never intended to win, and wanted to be killed in battle to avoid harming her friends and Felicia. Since the Avatar is unwilling to kill Flora, it instead forces her own hand. Even in Conquest, she urges Corrin's group to finish her off when they subdue her, rebuking them for showing her mercy.
  • Expy:
    • Although Cordelia's actual design and perfectionism went to Subaki and Caeldori, Flora got some of her deeper issues, such as her lack of self-esteem and her unrequited love. To support this, Flora's one of the few characters in the game that has two reclass options like the characters in Awakening: Mercenary and Dark Mage. Sound familiar? To further support this, her relationship with Felicia is very similar to the relationship between Sumia and Cordelia. She also coincidentally shares the same English voice actress, Julie Ann Taylor.
    • And through Cordelia, Catria; they even have a similar shade of hair color.
    • She also shares many similarities (including a defeat quote) with Katarina from New Mystery.
  • The Fettered: Perhaps owing to being the daughter of the tribe chief, and in contrast to Felicia, who gladly follows her heart, she is quite proud and responsible in adhering to whatever duties may fall on her shoulders, placing them above her own personal desires and emotions. This can range from devoting herself wholly to serving the Avatar to the point of frequently exhausting herself, to fighting against close friends and family in order to protect her village. Subverted if the Avatar marries her, as she abandons her duties to the Ice Tribe and leaves them to finally pursue her own happiness.
  • Foil:
    • To her twin Felicia, as she's the better maid but Felicia's the better fighter. Felicia also stays with the Avatar, no matter what, while Flora's sense of duty to her father and the Ice Tribe compels her to leave the Avatar's side.
    • Also to Scarlet. 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 joins in the main story as a temporary ally who eventually gets killed off.
    • To a lesser extent, she is also one to Saizo, in that they are both an older twin to a sibling that follows the Avatar no matter what. Saizo is Hot-Blooded, while Flora is more rational. It's possible for Saizo to survive Conquest (providing that you kill Ryoma before you kill Saizo and Kagero, which is required to open the room in Chapter 25 on harder difficulties), but Flora doesn't make it out of Birthright. Also, while both of them set themselves on fire (Saizo does this to do a Suicide Attack in a last ditch effort to kill the Avatar in Revelation Chapter 8, while Flora does this out of despair), Saizo is talked out of killing himself by Kaze and Sakura, while Flora refuses to stop burning herself and dies in front of Felicia. They even have opposite elemental motifs, Flora being the ice to Saizo's fire.
  • False Friend: It's implied in Conquest that Flora never truly cared for the Avatar during their time in the castle, as she was being held as a political prisoner. In Birthright, Flora lashes out at the Avatar during their battle dialogue, exclaiming that they do not even know her real self. Crosses into Irony territory, in that Flora actually felt terrible about attacking the Avatar in both Birthright and Revelation as their turning on Garon made her realize they were more alike than she thought, as well as in Conquest where the Avatar's merciful actions and lack of blood ties to Garon shock her due to presuming all Nohrian royals were amoral and only cared about blood family. In any case, Flora realizes that faking her friendship meant that, since she never truly knew them either, her hate of them was based on false preconceptions, leading to her desiring repentance - in Conquest and Revelation she swears loyalty to them properly, while in Birthright she commits suicide out of guilt and shame.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to Felicia's Foolish, being a more competent maid.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: While the story claims that Felicia is a more adept weapon user than Flora, this is not the case in gameplay. Felicia's growths are more slanted toward being a Fragile Speedster and a Squishy Wizard, while Flora is a Jack-of-All-Stats and more physically oriented than Felicia, making her better suited for handling weapons. Though it's potentially justified since Felicia hates fighting, preferring to train her maid skills.
  • Gilded Cage: She was kidnapped along with her sister from their home to be held as a political hostage by Nohr. She's clearly bitterly resentful of this, and states that she would have tried to escape from captivity, but stayed because of her crush on Jakob.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Despite being the more mature sister.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She is mentioned to have the "most powerful jealousy," most likely due to her father's parental favoritism toward Felicia. Their supports expound on this further, in which Flora outright confesses to being envious of how much a gifted prodigy Felicia was in combat - especially since Felicia hated fighting and preferred to domestic duties, while Flora was the better maid but wanted to be a greater combatant.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She has grave self-esteem and anxiety issues, and does not value her own life. In her S-support with a male Avatar, as well as her A-support with Felicia, it's revealed that her self-esteem issues stem from her ineptitude at fighting, and that the reason why she tries so hard at being a capable maid is because it gives her confidence. When it appears the Avatar is dismissing her from her job, she has a mild breakdown and states that if she were to quit being a maid, her life would have no meaning.
  • Honor Before Reason: Unlike Ryoma in Conquest, who does this out of a combination of this and Big Brother Instinct, this is the only reason behind her self-immolation suicide in Birthright.
  • An Ice Person:
    • Like Felicia, as the daughter of the Ice Tribe's chief, Flora has some control over ice magic. Her personal skill is basically her blood is so cold, it damages the enemies who spilled it. At her greatest potential, she is capable of freezing a chunk of the ocean, as seen in the Revelation route.
    • Additionally, her emotions also seem to affect her powers. During her S Support with the Avatar, Flora suffers a case of Power Incontinence after he confesses to her, with her causing a blizzard to rapidly form around them.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Like her sister, she shows signs of this in her S-support with the Male Avatar.
  • Irony: Because the Avatar is royalty, she presumes their Nice Guy behavior is either a falsehood or the result of ignorance rather than genuine kindheartedness, and may berate the Avatar during their fights about having never bothered to learn who she really was. However, not only does she learn in all routes that the Avatar's actually the one person who'd really understand her, but her being just as assumptive as she accused them to be causes issue for her Tribe:
    • In Conquest, after learning the Avatar was adopted by the Nohrians - or rather, that they love their siblings regardless of blood ties - and seeing them spare the Ice Tribe any deaths, she realizes that her never truly bonding with them means she was just as much guilty of never learning who the Avatar was as a person. She's even taken aback when the Avatar brings up the times she was there for them, too touched by their trust to even admit it had been a ruse back then and swearing the fealty to them that she'd withheld before.
    • In Birthright, after learning the Avatar was actually a Hoshidan royal and turned against Garon, she becomes deeply ashamed of hiding her true feelings and beliefs from them as they ended up being more similar than she thought possible. Her False Friend guise backfires as it kept the Avatar from knowing about or helping her tribe's suffering, resulting in her father Kilma dying in his failed uprising and Flora being forced to fight against the Avatar when she no longer hates them - which ultimately drives her to suicide from guilt and shame.
    • In Revelation, Flora's Hidden Agenda from the Avatar means that, by the time she learns the Avatar is a renegade from both kingdoms and requires allies in stopping the war between nations, the Ice Tribe has already gone to ground to avoid Garon's wrath when they might have been able to lend aid had they known. Instead, Flora is captured and sent alongside Camilla to kill the Avatar when she no longer has any real reason to despise them.
  • I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: In Birthright and Revelation, she is forced to fight the Avatar as refusing to do so will result in Garon destroying the Ice Tribe (or what's left it in the former route, since in that path it's lost a good deal of it's members).
  • Knife Nut: As a maid, she fights with these.
  • Last Girl Wins: In both the Conquest and Revelation routes, she is the last woman to join the party, and thus has a claim to this if she romances the male Avatar.
  • Love Confession:
    It's just wonderful to finally know how you feel! So, please please always stay with me!
  • Mutual Envy: While Flora is jealous of Felicia for being a superior fighter than her, Felicia is jealous of Flora's superior skills as a maid.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: She can never be in the party alongside either Yukimura (who only joins in ‘’Birthright’’) or Scarlet (who dies in both Conquest and Revelation, and her brief stint in the latter route ends before Flora is made available to recruit).
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner
    "Freeze!"
    "I've been practicing this!"
    "Service with a smile!"
    "You leave me no choice!"
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: The Ice Tribe are known to be a proud clan of warriors, with children being taught to wield weapons from an early age. That she was lacking in this area in comparison to her sister left deep-seated emotions in her.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • In Conquest, after the Ice Tribe's rebellion is put down by the Avatar's army in Chapter 8, she and her father (along with the rest of the Ice Tribe) are both spared and she stays with the Ice Tribe after the Avatar leaves (though she can be recruited later).
    • In Revelation, she goes into hiding with the Ice Tribe after she and Camilla's forces are defeated in Chapter 12, though you can recruit her later.
  • Psychoactive Powers: She stirs up snowstorms when she's stressed or when her emotions are running hot. Felicia has the skill too, but Flora shows it more often because she has a lot more baggage on her.
  • Pungeon Master: For one so serious, Flora makes a lot of ice related puns in her quotes. Not 1997 Mr. Freeze levels, but still very notable.
  • Second Love: The Male Avatar will become this to her, should they get married, though as her Spooky Scramble conversation with Jakob exists regardless of her marital status, she never gets over her First Love, although we might chalk that one up to Gameplay and Story Segregation.
  • Secret Character: She can only be recruited in Conquest and Revelation once certain criteria are fulfilled. She'll join the player's army after the Fire Orb, Launcher, or Ballista at My Castle is upgraded to Level 3 and player goes to complete a map.
  • Shared Family Quirks: As it turns out, despite mostly being Polar Opposite Twins (please excuse the pun), Flora and Felicia both turn out to be Insecure Love Interests in their S Support with the Avatar, with both getting incredibly flustered and having essentially a moment of "I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me" in their respective S Supports.
  • Sibling Team: Can be this with Felicia on the Conquest and Revelation routes.
  • Snow Means Death: In Birthright, though she dies via Self-Immolation, it's in a snowy place.
  • Snow Means Love: Should she obtain an S rank Support with the Avatar, her powers end up causing a blizzard around the two as she accepts his marriage proposal.
  • Stepford Smiler: Underneath her capable and professional exterior, she is a deeply insecure and troubled individual.
  • Supreme Chef: Gameplay wise, unlike her sister, if you make her the chef in the restaurant, the stuff she cooks boost all of your characters' stats (+1 for all stats, additional +1 for random stat) for the next battle. She is in the same cooking category (Delicious) as Mitama, Mozu, Dwyer, and Caeldori.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Because she is the daughter of the chief and thus has a duty to protect her people, Flora always chooses to side with her tribe over the Avatar and Felicia when they come into conflict, never mind her little sister Felicia's pleas and her own desires. In Birthright, this, coupled with the execution of her father and the Avatar not being the Ungrateful Bastard she thought they'd be, breaks her enough on the inside that she kills herself.
  • Undying Loyalty: At first, she's the only character in her circle of acquaintances who isn't devoted to their utmost to the Avatar. When Jakob tries to point out that she's renounced her vow of loyalty by betraying them in Conquest, Flora shoots back that she never swore loyalty to the Avatar in the first place, only being made to serve them due to being a prisoner. After the Avatar proves how much they care for her when they go out of their way to avoid harming her and the other Ice tribe members in their battle, Flora is so touched she insists on retaking her vow of loyalty, and from then on truly devotes herself to the Avatar.
  • The Unfavorite: Because she wasn't as competent as Felicia when it came to handling weapons, their father praised only Felicia, which made Flora detest weapon training.
  • Unrequited Tragic Maiden: Her battle dialogue with Jakob on both routes imply that she has been harboring love for him for a long time. Unfortunately, Jakob appears to be completely oblivious to her feelings in Birthright and Revelation - worse, Conquest shows him seemingly realize Flora's feelings but turn out not to share them. There's nothing the player can do about it either, since they can't support - even if she marries the Male Avatar, the Spooky Scramble DLC implies she still isn't over him.
  • Xanatos Gambit: In Revelation, Garon orders Flora to assist Camilla in killing the Avatar, threatening to destroy the Ice Tribe and kill her father if she refuses. When she returns to her village to prepare for the assault, she asks her father and the other villagers to secretly evacuate the village and go into hiding, ensuring their safety regardless of whether she succeeds or fails in the attack. This ends up working out to everyone's favor, as the Avatar's mercy for her allows her to return to her tribe to assist in their resettlement, and later on join the Avatar's army.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: She finally gets a conversation with Jakob in the Spooky Scramble DLC, where it appears Jakob has become aware of her feelings for him... only for it to turn out to be a complete misunderstanding, much to Flora's own embarrassment. Ultimately, while Jakob admits to respecting and liking her quite a bit platonically, their relationship and Flora's feelings for him remain unresolved.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has natural blue hair just like her father.

    Nyx 
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"I have matured inside many years since then. You see now? I'm not just wise beyond my years. I'm exactly as wise as a woman of my age...and experience."

A shaman who lives in the Kingdom of Nohr, and one of the few optional units that can be recruited. Contrary to her young appearance, she is incredibly mature. She’s calm and peaceful and doesn’t involve herself with others more than necessary. Though she is an incredibly talented shaman, she lives a quiet life as a fortune teller despite being within an unstable society. When it comes to giving out gifts, hers are the best. Her birthday is February 17th.

Class: Dark Mage
Voiced by: Juri Kimura (Japanese), Amber Hood (English)

  • Absolute Cleavage: Subverted; her top is cut in a way that shows off her chest, but it's pretty clear that she doesn't have much cleavage at all.
  • A-Cup Angst: Played a bit more seriously than usual. Many of Nyx's supports have her express displeasure and quite a bit of low self-esteem because of her younger-looking body.
  • The Aloner: She lived in solitude before meeting the Avatar's group, having no friends or loved ones. Even after being recruited, Nyx still prefers to be left alone.
  • Arcadia: Decides to live a simple quiet life, despite her magical potential.
  • The Atoner: She's done quite a bit of shady things that she now tries to make up for. Her supports show that part of the reason she hasn't tried to break her curse is because she believes she deserves it for what she's done.
  • Battle Couple: Can marry a Male Avatar, Kaze, Jakob, Silas and any Nohrian guys (save for Gunter), plus the Hoshidans Subaki and Hayato in Revelation.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and Xander bond over their mutual desire for atonement over all the people they've killed.
  • Bookworm: Her favorite hobby is reading, and she owns a huge library of books.
  • Casting a Shadow: She can use dark magic as a Dark Mage or Sorcerer.
  • Child Prodigy: Even as a child, she was very skilled at using the dark arts.
  • Covert Pervert:
    • In her C support with Kaze, Nyx accidentally outs the fact that she reads romance novels, and when pressed on it, she gets flustered and leaves. Further hinted by how reluctant she is to let him borrow them after he keeps asking.
    • In her Hoshidan Festival of Bonds conversation with Nina, she admits to having serious fantasies like her.
    • Also, if she marries Niles, Nyx admits that she actually likes his dirty talk, in spite of having scolded him for it earlier.
  • Curse: She's actually a lot older than she appears, but still appears young due to a curse she inflicted onto herself by accident. Her A Support with Odin finally reveals a more detailed picture; while practicing forbidden magic, Nyx lost control of a spell that not only resulted in the deaths of an entire village but transferred their life-force to her. The rejuvenating effects of absorbing so much life subsequently stunted her physical development, leaving her stuck with body of a young girl.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Nyx can be easily seen as one of these. She used to be a mix of Enfante Terrible and Child Prodigy in regards to magic, and a punishment she was given an unbreakable curse that stunted her physical growth. As a result, Nyx is an adult woman trapped in a young girl's body and has severe issues about it: she can barely interact with people and buries herself in books, can't bond with others easily in any sense, has self-worth issues regarding her "childlike" body, and believes that she'll never be able to have a family that loves her. So once she's recruited in Conquest and Revelation, her supports tend to be about her learning to value not only others, but herself as well. And very unsurprisingly, in Revelation she can be the mother of Rhajat, who is also a Dark Magical Girl.
  • Elemental Powers: Able to wield magic tomes.
  • Enfant Terrible: Back when she was younger. She was very arrogant about her skill with magic and would test her spells on innocent people for fun, even killing them.
  • Facial Markings: Nyx has three wisp-like markings on her face, one on her forehead, and one on each of her cheeks. According to her My Room quotes, they help reflect curses.
  • Famous Last Words:
    “A cursed soul perishes in the clutches of a fallen dragon. How... fitting...”
  • Foil: To Hoshido's Hayato. Both are young prodigal magic users. While Hayato attempts to act like an adult to get attention, Nyx is an actual adult who appears very young due to a curse. One can support Nyx and Hayato together in the Revelation route, which reveals they are Not So Different.
    • Also to Orochi. Nyx notes that despite both being spellcasters, they are complete opposites. Nyx looks like a child but is very mature and a loner, Orochi meanwhile looks her age, but is a childish prankster who seeks attention.
  • Fortune Teller: Her day job is to tell people's fortunes, at least until she's recruited.
  • For Want of a Nail: She's the only Nohrian character who doesn't ever make an appearance in Birthright as, without the Avatar having any ties to Nohr anymore, she never meets them, never connects with them and therefore has no reason to care about the war between nations.
  • Friendly Rival: Mostly one-sided on Orochi's side, but Nyx does find a kinship between them through Orochi's desire to see which of them is the better sorceress.
  • Heroic Neutral: Unlike most of the army, Nyx isn't motivated by loyalty or good-will, and would much rather keep to herself. She only joins out of self-preservation. Because of this, Nyx is the only Nohrian playable character who doesn't even appear on the Birthright route, as without having met the Avatar, she would have had no reason to join the Nohrian army in the first place.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: After her long life of sins and failures (perceived or otherwise), Nyx has abysmal self-esteem. No matter what good she does, she often refers to herself as a horrible person and makes jabs at her own childish appearance.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her stern, reclusive nature, Nyx is an avid reader of romance novels. She keeps her collection a secret among her vast library and is very embarrassed when Kaze finds out.
  • Hope Is Scary: Played with; in her supports with the Avatar, Nyx is revealed to still hold a sliver of hope towards breaking her curse and eventually living a normal life. But she is simultaneously crippled by the belief she'll either fail and be disappointed for getting her hopes up, or even that, if a cure for her state does exist, she doesn't deserve to use it.
  • An Ice Person: She starts off with a Fimbulvetr tome in Conquest.
  • I'm Not Pretty: Nyx has severe body-image issues, and believes that no man would ever love someone as childish-looking as she is.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Nyx's desire to be accepted is a recurring theme for her. She deeply wants to marry and have a family, but her younger-looking appearance and the self-esteem problems coming from that put quite a damper on such a wish.
  • Just the Way You Are: Several of her S-support have her partner telling her they don't care about the abnormally young, "unsightly" body that bothers her so much.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Calm and mature, she can wield magic tomes as a Dark Mage.
  • Life Drain:
    • Can learn Lifetaker if promoted to Dark Knight.
    • Her and Odin's supports reveal that her curse of perpetual youth was the result of this; a spell she was casting went out of control and took the lives of an entire village, the subsequent influx of life-force effectively rendering her unable to age.
  • Love Confession:
    Somehow you always saw who I really was behind my veil of darkness... I had forgotten what love felt like. But this is it...this is love. Thank you.
  • Magic Knight: If she is promoted to Dark Knight, she can use swords alongside magic.
  • Mysterious Past: She does not like to talk about her past, though she hints that she was very cruel in her youth and would inflict curses on innocent people and torment whole villages. Due to her past actions, Nyx thinks it's best that she be kept as far from society as possible. In his A Support with her, Odin informs her of a story he heard that the curse that keeps her young was because she'd accidentally absorbed the collective life-force of an entire village when one of her spells backfired, which Nyx subsequently confirms to be true.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: Her body cannot grow older due to a curse she accidentally inflicted on herself an unknown amount of years before the story.
  • Odd Friendship: Has one with Charlotte. Despite how different they are, Nyx comes to appreciate Charlotte's attempts at helping her.
  • Older Than They Look: Nyx has very young appearance, but she's actually much older than most other characters. She was born many years before the Avatar, but her body has not aged due to a curse.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She's rarely seen smiling, being quite world-worn and bitter.
  • Playing with Fire: She starts off with a Fire tome in both Conquest and in Revelation.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner
    "I'll show you the meaning of fear!"
    "So young, so foolish!"
    "Good night, lost child!"
    "Prepare to leave this realm!"
  • "Reading Is Cool" Aesop: Mozu thinks Nyx is very mature and cool because she reads huge books all the time.
  • Schrödinger's Player Character: Unlike every other Conquest character, Nyx is completely absent from Birthright, likely due to her seclusion not causing her to be involved.
  • The Snark Knight: She's very sarcastic and bitter when speaking to people, and has a negative opinion on the world at large.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Nyx tends to be abrasive, if not outright hostile, to most others, but she's got a lot of inner angst that she tries to hide behind it. Despite this, there are a few people that Nyx is nicer to, namely Arthur, Silas, Mozu, Hayato, Leo, Xander, Effie and Benny.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Her battle quotes make her appear quite ruthless towards her enemies, though it's subverted in that Nyx is Older Than They Look. Played straight when she was an actual child, as she would arrogantly abuse her curses on others, even killing without remorse.
  • Underwear of Power: Besides the see-through/shear spandex and veil, she wears the Dark Mage attire, which consists of only panties and a bra.
  • The Unfought: Is the only playable character to never be fought. For all intents and purposes, she does not exist on the Birthright path. Justified - her backstory does not place her in the Avatar's path since they don't return to Nohr's inner lands in Birthright until the full-on invasion of the capital, during which time Nyx has likely cleared out.
  • Wicked Witch: She was a child-version of one in the past, happily testing her black magic on innocent villages. She still sees herself as such even though she's no longer that way mentally.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Subverted. While she appears to be a young girl with knowledge and maturity far beyond her age, she's actually older than most of the army due to a curse that prevents her body from aging.

    Charlotte 
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Click to see Bridal Blessings Charlotte in Fire Emblem Heroes 
"I'm a delicate flower, but I know how to battle."

An axe Fighter who is only an ally in the Conquest and Revelation campaigns. She looks like a pure-hearted girl who treats everyone with kindness, but it's just a carefully calculated act in order to get men to spoil her in the hopes she'll marry into wealth. Her true personality is crude, and she enjoys throwing herself head-first into every battle. The most cynical person in the entire army. Her birthday is May 4th.

Class: Fighter
Voiced by: Ai Shimizu (Japanese), Brianna Knickerbocker (English)

  • All of the Other Reindeer: She was bullied as a kid for being too tomboyish for her gender.
  • An Axe to Grind: Her only weapon as a Fighter and Berserker.
  • Badass Adorable: Zig-zagged. She's outwardly very attractive and tries to present herself as an attractive and pure-hearted "delicate flower" who can also fight if need be, while in reality she's actually a deadly, manipulative, and aggressive Fighter. On the other hand, she's a hidden Nice Girl who believes that people only want to see what's in front of them, and given her backstory, it isn't entirely unjustified.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Her supports with Xander reveal that she is actually extremely proficient at hand-to-hand combat and doesn't need a weapon at all—the only reason she uses one is because men would find her too intimidating if she fought using only her fists.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her armor exposes her stomach, likely to emphasize her attractiveness for seducing men.
  • Battle Couple: Can marry a Male Avatar, Kaze, Jakob, Silas and any Nohrian guys (save for Gunter), plus the Hoshidans Kaden and Saizo in Revelation.
  • The Berserker: Not only Berserker one of her possible class promotions, her true character is like that as well.
  • Be Yourself: Ultimately the Aesop of her character arc. After being mocked and bullied for her true self as a kid, she finally realizes that there's no need to be afraid of being herself, especially when her S-Rank partner loves her just for who she is.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She looks and acts cute and demure, but in reality she's crude and manipulates people for her own gain. This, unfortunately, was the result of being bullied as a child for possessing "unfeminine" hobbies, which made her believe that people only want to see what's in front of them. It takes three supports and an S-rank with Corrin, Xander, Leo and others for her to see otherwise.
  • Blatant Lies: Hilariously enough, when she tries to leave Kaze during their B-Support:
    Charlotte: I have to go. I left an excuse in the oven!
  • Blood Knight: Charlotte wears the most devilish grin when she's about to bring her axe down on an enemy.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: In her supports with Arthur she asks him to guard her on the battlefield on the grounds of her being delicate and in need of protection — this in spite of her not being either of those things, which Arthur gradually picks up on and points out.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's described as the best fighter, is in a very physical-oriented class, and also has one of the most impressive cleavages amongst the women. When she's angry, she can topple a tree with a single punch.
  • Cleavage Window: The top half of her Chainmail Bikini has an opening to show off her large breasts. Implied in Beruka's Supports to be deliberate in order to get the attention of potential suitors.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Hers actually looks like plate armor rather than chain, but then it doesn't cover much. This isn't that unrealistic however, since her defense stat is rather low.
  • Custom Uniform: The aforementioned Chainmail Bikini that serves as her Fighter uniform, as the default female version covers more on top. Her uniform's white/light blue color palette is used for her Berserker promotion as well.
  • The Cynic: She has a very low opinion of people and the world, believing that people only value appearances over what's inside and that everyone is out for themselves. This is because she was bullied mercilessly as a kid solely for her Ladette persona, with nobody caring for her but her godsend parents. When she became a soldier to capitalize on her fighting skill, her Ladette aspects again got her ridicule at worst and drove people away at best. Thus, she developed into this archetype and believed that she'll only be loved if she sexed herself up. It takes The Power of Love - both from friends and a love who cares about her real self - for her to regain her faith in humanity.
  • Character Development: Has a surprisingly complex one for her character. As a kid, she was a total tomboy, but was bullied mercilessly solely because she acted outside of her gender role. Even with her loving parents, this lead her to believe that people only want to see what's on the outside and don't want the gender status-quo to be tipped, so she deliberately appealed to that standard. Some supports and some true love made her realize humans as a whole weren't as bad as she thought, though.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Charlotte grew up in constant poverty and was bullied for her tomboyish behavior, than latter was scorned for being such a good fighter despite her gender. Her desire to marry rich, difficulty expressing her true personality, and cynical outlook stem from these childhood issues.
  • Deliberately Distressed Damsel: She pretends to be helpless to try to get some rich male to save and fall for her. Thankfully, she realizes that people aren't all like that, and she finally becomes her true self with this realization.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Played with; Charlotte's starting criteria for dating is "must be rich", but it's not her only requirement - they also have to be a decent person themselves, and if money's the only thing they have to offer, she'd rather walk away.
  • The Fake Cutie: Deconstructed. Thanks to her being mercilessly bullied for not being "feminine" enough, she believes that people only want to see what's in front of them, not what's on the inside, leading her to develop a extremely cynical worldview. Thankfully, she takes several levels in idealism and learns that despite their flaws, not all humans are like that.
  • Faux Yay: Charlotte will be very interested in joining the Avatar's party after she knows that the Avatar is royalty, and gives the Avatar lunch while acting overly nice in their C support, regardless of the Avatar's gender. She, of course, isn't really attracted to a female Avatar and is just trying to get on her good side.
  • Foil:
    • To Benny. Charlotte is very attractive and acts cute and innocent, but she's really crude, attempts to use her feminine wiles to get men to do what she wants (and possibly get their money), and is somewhat violent. Benny has a less-than-pretty and imposing appearance that gives him an unpleasant reputation, but in reality is very kind and caring.
    • Among the Hoshidan characters, she's this to Rinkah. Both are very tough female warriors who are among the best melee combatants for their respective factions, as well as being some of the strongest in terms of physical ability. Both also fulfill a berserker-like battle role, preferring to charge their enemies and beat them down through raw power. Both are also rather cynical, seeing the world as a rather harsh place that doesn't do favors for anyone, having had trouble being accepted by the rest of the world for their being female fighters. However, Charlotte is crass but hides her crude side beneath a frilly exterior and false persona while desiring acceptance, while Rinkah is bluntly straightforward, doesn't care much about what people think about her and looks down on people who hide their true selves.
  • Freudian Excuse: Charlotte's fake Girly Girl persona is done to hide her crude Ladette nature, which she was harassed day in and day out for. She became a soldier because she believed it was a way to take her best trait - her immense strength - and gain recognition from it so as to marry into wealth and get her Good Parents out of the poverty they'd had to raise her in, but her "recognition" was to be slapped with the label of "abnormal" for being one of the strongest fighters around despite being a girl. This led Charlotte to believe people are inherently selfish, only care about exterior looks and that she herself had no value whatsoever unless she matched people's preconceptions of what a girl should be like.
  • Girly Bruiser: She looks dainty and cute, but fights with axes and throws herself heartily into battle. Her A Support conversation with Xander reveals that she's capable of killing a Faceless with her bare hands, but still enjoys feminine interests such as cooking.
  • Glass Cannon: Par for the course for a Fighter, but Charlotte really takes this to the extreme with her brutal Strength and very high Speed growth. However, even with her humongous HP, her low Defense rating means she'll still only be able to afford a few hits, and absolutely must be kept away from any enemy magic-users.
  • Gold Digger: Her dream is to marry into status and wealth. Unlike most examples of this trope though, it's actually not about raw greed; she had a very shitty childhood thanks to bullies, but her parents always loved her for who she was, despite being very poor. This led her to want to marry a wealthy nobleman as her way of saying "thank you" to her parents for being there for her, despite believing Humans Are Bastards. Another major difference is that, by her own admission, she won't marry someone just for their money - if they're a complete dirtbag, she won't go with them no matter how much wealth they have.
  • Good Parents:
    • Charlotte's parents always loved and supported her while she was growing up, helping her deal with the bullying she received and providing whatever they could despite being poor. Even though she believes that people only look out for themselves, Charlotte sends money to her parents to give them a better life as way of saying thanks.
    • Charlotte turns out to be quite a loving parent, as well: her supports with her children generally have her show a lot of love and care for them, aside from a few slips ("Because I said so, you little -- err, I mean..."), and her endings pretty much confirm that she was a loving parent and loyal wife.
  • Gone Horribly Right:
    • Charlotte enlisted in the military because fighting was her best skill - but she proved so good at it that nobody would approach such an overpoweringly-strong woman, and anyone who did was either scared off by her strength, put off by her being a Ladette, or had issue with her being stronger than them. This led her to believe No Guy Wants an Amazon and doll herself up for everyone else since.
    • Charlotte's meek-girl act proved more successful than she could have hoped - too much so, in fact, as her superiors thought she was too fragile to take on high-standing jobs. This resulted in her getting taken off the Royal Guard (and away from a majority of the potentially wealthy suitors) and reassigned to border patrol.
  • Hair Decorations: A very feminine white bow.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: She busted her ass to try and gain recognition through her prominent strength, but it only ever got her mistrust and disapproval due to being a woman in the army, or outright fear and dislike over being stronger than most of the men she met. To say this contributed to her "people only care about the outside and not the inside" beliefs is a gross understatement.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • You'd think she'd be a complete Jerkass what with the rather jaded and selfish things she says in Beruka's Supports, but her supports with Xander reveal she was bullied pretty badly as a kid, all because of her tomboyish nature. She was also never properly recognized for her fighting talents because of her gender, and those that did take her skill seriously instead became wary of her. This led her to believe Humans Are Bastards who only want to see the outside, and it takes some heart-to-heart from others in the army to help her realize otherwise.
    • Her Supports with Silas reveal that her becoming a fighter was actually a direct result of her poor lifestyle. Being a capable fighter was literally the only thing she had going for her, so it became the only way to gain respect - only for her to turn out to be far too good at it and end up frightening most people with her strength. Combined with the bullying issues she talks about in Xander's Supports, is it any wonder she got so jaded about the world?
    • It's also implied that she doesn't act cute just to win guys over, but also because she has issues genuinely opening up to people. She tells Xander in their A-support that men would grow afraid of her whenever she tried to be herself around them, so eventually she just started wearing a mask instead. Silas' Supports exposit on this further, hinting that she's actually worn the mask so long that it's causing an identity crisis - Silas even goes as far as suggesting Charlotte no longer knows which side of herself she dislikes; the frilly part that she fakes for everyone, or the crude part that hides from everyone.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite her outward persona and confidence in her looks, Charlotte secretly has rather severe self-worth issues in regards to her real personality. This stems from her being bullied over lacking femininity and her being a Girly Bruiser in the army giving her rejection and suspicion as her sole reward, leading her to feel she will only ever be valued if she puts on an act that matches others' expectations of her.
  • Humans Are Bastards: She believes in this mentality firmly, as she was a victim of bullying for not being more effeminate and was treated with distrust for being a female warrior. She grows out of this mentality post-character development.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: She ends her B Support with Kaze by stating that she "left an excuse in the oven."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Charlotte is brash and has a very negative opinion on the world, but she deeply cares for her friends and loved ones, and if you earn her trust you'll have a loyal and steadfast ally. She just has a hard time opening up to people, and for good reason.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: She's incredibly cynical and believes people only see what they want to see, but she always does the right thing. She ends up refusing Kaden's gold nuggets for that very reason when she learns that he's been cutting off his fur—and thus risking himself getting hurt while selling it—just to make Charlotte happy.
  • The Lad-ette: Her true personality is much more crude than she lets on, as she enjoys fighting and is actually rather boorish.
  • Last Girl Wins: She is the last woman to be encountered in the story in the Conquest route, and thus has a claim to this if she romances the male Avatar. She's also the last generally eligible woman to be recruited and has no storyline connection to anyone other than Benny, so she qualifies for every Nohrian man save him.
  • Life Drain: Can learn Sol if she Class Changes to Hero, which has a chance to heal her for 50% of the damage she deals.
  • Love Confession:
    I love you, darling. I've always dreamt of this moment! I did think there would be more golden things around, though...
  • Manipulative Bitch: Knows how to use her cute looks to get her way. This is because she believes people only want to see what's in front of them and they hate when those perceptions are slanted, leading her to have a low self-esteem on top of a very cynical belief system. Given her childhood and prior mistrust over her strength, we can't blame her.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Deconstructed to hell and back, and even outright stated by Charlotte herself to be a deliberate fabrication for the sake of evoking this trope in the eyes of potential husbands. Despite having loving parents, she was bullied a lot as a kid solely for not being feminine enough and given zero recognition - or even outright mistrust - for her fighting prowess due to said gender, not only leaving her with the belief that Humans Are Bastards but an abysmal sense of self-esteem. Thankfully, her Supports with the Avatar, Xander and other characters - even without an S-Rank - can help her see otherwise.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: In her supports with Laslow, she is taken aback when he turns out to be much more receptive to her advances than she was prepared for, and eventually she yells at him for taking the fun out of seducing him.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: Bad experiences convinced Charlotte that showing her true lad-ette personality drives men and potential suitors away, so she purposefully acts meek and girly to be appealing.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Her greatest fear is to be rejected, especially if it's her true self being shown. She has a good reason to be: she was bullied as a childhood for being not "effeminate" and never rewarded for her fighting skill because it didn't match expectations of her gender, leaving her with a cynical worldview and little self-worth.
  • Not with Them for the Money: If she falls in love with Xander, Leo, or a Male Avatar, she does so not because of their money, but because they appreciated her for who she is. In fact, when the matter of money is brought up, one of her first requests to them is that they spend their money on her ailing parents, not on her. She even almost rejects Leo's proposal if they S-Support, as she's genuinely fallen for him but worries that her feelings are tainted as a result.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • With her partner, Benny. His nonjudgmental nature makes her feel comfortable enough to be herself around and confide in him. If they reach an S-Support, she falls in love with him because of it.
    • She can also develop one with Nyx. Charlotte gradually becomes more encouraging towards her, perhaps because of her own image issues.
  • Only in It for the Money: Charlotte specifies several times that money is her main motivation to marry, and would not be interested in most things without that incentive. Although, she does admit in her supports that she wouldn't marry someone just because they were rich; just that them being wealthy is her starting criteria for finding a husband - she'd still refuse to marry someone who was rich if they weren't a good person. The biggest kicker though is the reason she wants the money in the first place; to get her loving parents out of poverty, in repayment for having raised her though tough times and being the only people beyond the Avatar's army to ever like her for her true self.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • When Nyx tells her "I Am a Monster" in their A support, Charlotte's reply can be summed up in "You Are Better Than You Think You Are".
    • In Charlotte and Kaden's supports in Revelation, she grooms him to try and take advantage of his kind and trusting nature hoping to get something in return. When she learns in their A support that he's been selling some of his fur for gold nuggets he's given her to pay her back, thus risking himself getting hurt by the potential buyers fighting over it, Charlotte immediately feels guilty and fesses up, telling him to stop and promising to make it up to him.
      • Taken further in the Nohrian Parent Bond Festival. In her supports with Selkie as her daughter, Selkie reveals to have done the same thing her father Kaden and sell some of her fur for gold nuggets. Charlotte refuses the gold nugget, told Selkie that Kaden once did the same and asks her to never do this again. Since the gold nugget cannot be returned, though, Charlotte decided to use it to buy Selkie a new kimono.
    • She was the first person who wasn't afraid to talk to Benny, as she saw that, beyond his scary-looking appearance, he actually was a Gentle Giant. Her support chain with him show that they get along very well and she genuinely values her friendship with him.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Charlotte is comfortable enough around Benny that she doesn't put on her cute act in front of him. They will achieve a Relationship Upgrade if they reach S-support.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "You're nobody!"
    "You disgust me!"
    "Don't underestimate me."
    "I'm gonna tear you in half!"
  • Rescue Romance: She saves Xander from a Faceless in their A-support by beating it to death with her bare hands, which completely changes his mind on her, and they'll get married in the very next support, if the player allows it.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: A sketch by Kozaki has her wearing a rather nice dress.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: If one finishes their chain to S-Support, this is her relationship with Saizo in a nutshell.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Charlotte was on the receiving end of this when she joined the Nohrian military; her being stronger than most other soldiers may have gotten her into the Royal Guard, but she was heavily frowned upon due to being a girl with such high strength, which only served to reinforce her belief that people only care about surface looks.
  • Stepford Smiler: Charlotte doesn't just act cute and flirty to seduce men, but also because people bullied her a lot for her unfeminine self, and she faced mistrust and fear just for being a female soldier, let alone one who could outmatch most men. This left her with Heroic Self-Deprecation and convinced her that people are only out for themselves and only see - and care about - what's on the surface. This genuinely upset her, so she decided she'd rather be a well-liked fake and started cultivating a "typical cute girl" image.
  • Stripperiffic: She wears what is best described as a bikini with some armor over it, and the armor doesn't do much to cover her up. This actually makes total sense for her character, as she thinks people won't acknowledge her at all unless she emphasizes the parts she believes they want to see—namely, her womanly assets.
  • Supreme Chef: Her cooking is delicious enough to win praise from anyone she gives it to.
  • Tears of Joy: Happens in some of her romantic supports, and it's all the more potent when it does happen, as it means she's finally met someone who loves her for who she truly is.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She loves fist-fighting, but that doesn't stop her from enjoying feminine activities such as shopping, primping, or cooking.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She was always a good person at the end of the day, but it takes The Power of Love and some bonding with her comrades for her to be her best self. Furthermore...
  • Took a Level in Idealism: She becomes much more faithful in humanity as a result of her Character Development.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Charlotte has an obscenely high attack power and can tear apart most average enemy units with a single hit. However, she has difficulties hitting agile enemies, such as ninjas, even if she has weapon advantage. This is especially notable when you recruit her for the first time.
  • The Vamp: Acts sweet to seduce men. This is actually an act she forged out of fear of rejection, which is attributed to dealing with a crappy childhood and crappy treatment when in the Royal Guard.
  • Verbal Backspace: In her support with Saizo in Revelation, she mocks him for his shabby clothing and obvious poverty. Then he tells her he directly serves the Hoshidan heir-apparent and gets paid a crapton of money, his appearance being because he doesn't care to flaunt wealth—plus, doing so would be counterproductive to his role as a ninja.
    Charlotte: Now that I've had a close look, your regal bearing is readily apparent. Perhaps you save these glimpses of your true nature for those...special to you...?
    Saizo: It's a little late for that.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Forges this sort of relationship with Rinkah in their Revelation supports.
  • Willfully Weak: Her personal skill, Unmask, allows Charlotte to deal greater damage to female enemies, implying that she is holding back against male adversaries. Leo's supports with her confirm it.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Inverted; she actually holds back against men because she doesn't want to scare them off, but she shows none of this restraint when facing other women.

    Benny (Benoit) 
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"You can count on me."

A mercenary of the border of the Kingdom of Nohr and an acquaintance of Charlotte. He is a great man with a scary face that both his allies and enemies fear. However, he is nice inside and always thinking of his comrades. He carries a homemade charm with him into battle. The friendliest with bears. His birthday is March 24th.

Class: Knight (default), General (Heirs of Fate 6 DLC)
Voiced by: Shigeo Kiyama (Japanese), Imari Williams (English)

  • Ambiguously Brown: He's noticeably more dark-skinned than most other characters in the game.
  • An Axe to Grind: Can use axes as both a Great Knight or a General.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Can learn Luna if promoted to Great Knight.
  • Badass Baritone: He is a strong armored knight, and both Kiyama and Williams give him one of the deepest voices in the game as a whole.
  • Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Nohr females (except for Flora), as well as the Hoshidan characters Oboro and Rinkah in Revelation.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason he's good friends with Charlotte is because she was the first person who wasn't afraid to talk to him.
  • Blade on a Stick: His only weapon as a Knight.
  • Call-Back: Several of Benny's supports have the other character mention Benny fending off ten-thousand men. In his son, Ignatius' Paralogue he has this to say:
    Benny: I'm coming Ignatius, with the vengeance of ten-thousand men!
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: One attempt at a joke sends Felicia fleeing from him in terror. He actually has a decent - if extremely deadpan - sense of humor, but he needs to know his audience better.
  • Damage Reduction: Can learn Pavise if he promotes to General, or Armored Blow if he promotes to Great Knight.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: A blond mohawk to contrast pale brown skin.
  • Expy: Of Brady from Awakening, being a scary-looking guy who is actually kind and timid. They even look somewhat alike, especially if you get Brady with blonde hair.
  • Face of a Thug: Benny is easily one of the sweetest and nicest guys that can join the army, but his rugged appearance scares almost everybody who meets him.
  • Foil: To Charlotte, having the Face of a Thug while being truly kind, whereas she acts cute but in reality is crude and manipulative (though with a Hidden Heart of Gold).
  • Friend to All Living Things:
    • He's very fond of animals. When a bear appears in the woods near the camping grounds in his supports with Camilla, he communicates with it to lead it to an area with more food so he won't have to kill it. His being the friendliest with bears isn't a joke; his support with Arthur reveals that he was like this even as a child and, in the Avatar's supports, a rumor he once hit a bear in the face is the only one of the tall tales about him that he takes actual offense to. It causes a problem when some of his old friends pay him a visit, but he's able to calm everyone down.
    • Benny's solo Conquest ending has him deciding to desert the Nohrian army and stay with his animal friends in the forest.
  • Good Luck Charm:
    • Keeps a personal homemade one on him in battle.
    • In his Revelation supports with Oboro, they discuss the merits of Hoshidan and Nohrian good-luck charms.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Bears a gnarly scar on his forehead that adds to his frightening appearance.
  • Gentle Giant: Noted to always be thinking of his comrades, whom he easily towers over. Charlotte even name-drops the trope in their A-support.
  • Heroic Build: Predictably, Benny is an absolute brick house under all that heavy armor.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: While he's quick to correct grand misconceptions about his achievements, he never really says anything nice about himself, either. He admits he's very scary-looking and timid, and claims he's only good for muscle and not brains.
  • Hidden Depths: While his appearance is fearsome, he's actually a kind and thoughtful man.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Benny will end up being this with almost every female (aside from Camilla). It's taken to the logical conclusion with Elise, Mozu or Nyx.
  • Love Confession:
    The only thing that scares me... is how much I love you.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: In his C support with Felicia, Felicia ends up spilling a tray of hot tea and snacks all over Benny when he sneezes. Felicia is in a panic trying to clean him up. Benny just kind of looks at her despite being burned by the tea.
    Benny: ...she seems upset.
  • Manly Tears: In his B and A support with his son, Ignatius, Benny cries after hearing Ignatius say he wouldn't have anyone else for a father (B support) and after Ignatius shows him the Good Luck Charm he made for him (A support). Both times he tries to avoid having his son see him crying, with the first time he says he's going for a walk, and the second time he asks him to turn around.
  • Mighty Glacier: Has by far the lowest speed growth in the game but very high strength, health and defenses.
  • Morality Pet: For Charlotte. She's crude and manipulative, but she treats him with respect and genuinely values her friendship with him. She was also the first person who saw past his appearance and realized that he was a Gentle Giant.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his intimidating appearance, he's a genuinely sweet guy.
  • No Brows: Which do not make him look any less scary.
  • Noodle Incident: Played for Laughs. His supports with Elise focus on rumors of him being an Extreme Omnivore, with her asking if he eats mountains. Benny essentially tells her "not anymore since the accident".
  • Odd Friendship: With his partner, Charlotte. His nonjudgmental nature makes her feel comfortable enough to be herself around and confide in him. If they reach an S-Support, she falls in love with him because of it.
  • Palette Swap: His Knight and General uniforms are black.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Charlotte at the start of the game. Becomes a Relationship Upgrade should they reach S-support.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "Here goes nothing!"
    "You deserve no better!"
    "You die so I may live!"
    "You don't scare me!"
  • Scary Black Man: Has this appearance, and his unique ability suggests that he strikes fear into the heart of enemies. His armor is black as well.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Apparently, there's a lot of tall-tales and rumors about Benny. Apparently the most common one is him defeating ten-thousand soldiers by himself as it's mentioned in two of his supports. Examples:
    Elise: Um, well, I don't know how to say this, buuuuut... People have been saying that when you get hungry, you'll eat anything around you! Like, even horses and trees and boulders and stuff! Anything! In just one big gulp! *haaa-gulp*
    Elise: There were a lot. Let's see... They say you once defeated a hundred thousand men in a mud-wrestling contest! And that you were suckled by black bears, before your mama bear was tragically killed! OH! And that you once sneezed a hole into a Faceless's chest!
    Hayato: I've heard that you're incredibly powerful. Is it true that you once suppressed over ten thousand troops all by yourself? Seems like nothing but a tall tale to me, but I wanted to hear about it from you. Now that I'm looking at you, it's not too hard to imagine it being true.
    Selena: They say you stopped a wild bull in its tracks with just one hand.
    Avatar: Well, now that you mention it... Have you ever defeated an army of 10,000 soldiers all by yourself? It seems unlikely, but... [...] I also heard that you once tossed a man so far into the sky that he never came down. [...] That...that you blew on a volcano to stop it from erupting... [...] That you forged an axe with your bare hands... [...] That you punched a bear in the face...note 
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Unlike Beruka or Rinka, who prefer solitude, Benny actually would like to be closer to everyone else, he just doesn't know how. Arthur tries to help him in this endeavor, but his plans tend to have, well, Arthurian levels of luck.
  • Troll: He occasionally plays along with some of the ridiculous rumors he hears about himself, like convincing Felicia he eats people, or implying to Elise that he used to devour mountains whole.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: If he gets married, he'll be this through and through. And with The Ugly Guy's More Handsome Son(s) since he will father a son with a more flattering hairstyle and softer features (Ignatius, with any potential wife) and can potentially be the dad of an Adorably Precocious Child (Male Kanna, with the Female Avatar) and a Bishōnen (Shigure, with Azura).

    Keaton (Flannel) 
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"My tail is NOT wagging! It's not! Got it?!"

Keaton is a Wolfskin, a being that is capable of turning into a werewolf-like creature in battle by using a Beaststone. He is the leader of his pack, which lives in the Nohrian mountains. He is cheerful and a little stupid, but also has a very cruel side. Out of everyone in the army, he's the most easily distracted. His birthday is October 30th.

Class: Wolfskin (default), Wolfssegner (Birthright and Heirs of Fate 6 DLC)
Voiced by: Jun Ohsuka (Japanese), Gideon Emery (English)

  • Adorkable: His dog-like behavior, especially his inability to stop his tail from wagging whenever he is happy or excited.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He is very eccentric, childlike, easily distracted, lacks social skills, has a special interest in collecting strange things, and is ostracized by people for being "weird."
  • Animal Stereotypes: While he prefers to be thought of as a wolf, and, indeed, has some "wild" streaks in his personality, such as seeing nothing wrong with eating humans killed in fair combat, Keaton has more traits commonly associated with dogs: he hates bathing, is very friendly, loyal, and eager-to-please, is somewhat "slow" and silly and is too honest to easily deceive people, finds many smelly or gross things pleasant, and reacts like a dog to many situations, like wagging his tail when he's happy or having to struggle not to tear up a fluff ball during his supports with Elise.
  • Attention Whore: One of his lines after killing an enemy is "Where's my praise?!" And if he gets a good level up, he'll say, "Not that I'm fishing for praise, but..."
  • Battle Couple: Can marry a female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Nohr females (except for Flora), as well as the Hoshidan characters Hana and Rinkah in Revelation.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Keaton is so touched by Laslow's willingness to hang out with him, that he ends up giving him one of his most prized treasures as thanks.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Keaton is usually outgoing and friendly, but has a hidden Blood Knight side to him and once angered, there's no going back.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He may be generally a goofball, but there is a reason he is the leader of the Wolfskins. If you mess with him...you are dead.
  • Blatant Lies:
    • "My tail is NOT wagging 'cause I'm happy! GOT IT?!"
    • Also, "My tail is not wagging for your birthday! Really!"
  • Blood Knight: He admits to Peri that one similarity the two of them share is that they both get a thrill out of killing, which can be attributed to Keaton's predatory instinct as a Wolfskin.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The "boke" to Kaden's "tsukkomi" in their supports. What's interesting is that he's sharply dressed (like a "tsukkomi") in contrast to Kaden's more casual appearance.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Keaton is a very eccentric and rather idiotic Wolfskin who is nonetheless leader of his tribe, a highly skilled hunter, and very dangerous on the battlefield.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His highly distinctive tastes in aesthetics can make him come off as very strange and eccentric.
  • Collector of the Strange: His collection includes things like spider silk, bat fangs, and mummified lizards. And in Birthright, the bones of enemies he's killed and eaten.
  • Country Mouse: Despite his apparel he comes from the country, and Mozu ribs him in her Supports due to his denial of that fact.
  • Creepy Good: He's a Blood Knight who can transform into a werewolf, loves to collect all sorts of creepy things like giant bugs and dead bats, and is heavily implied to actually eat humans. He's also one of the nicest and friendliest guys around. Just don't hurt his friends, or you'll regret it.
  • Determinator: When it comes to hunting, trying to make friends, or showing off his collection, don't expect him to back down.
  • Foil: To Hoshido's Kaden. Both are leaders of a tribe of animal shapeshifters that can turn into a canine creature (in Keaton's case, a werewolf) and have carefree personalities, though Keaton is more energetic, less concerned about his appearance, and is a Nightmare Fetishist who isn't above killing (or even eating) those he doesn't like. You 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.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Keaton is actually put off by Peri's bloodlust despite being a Blood Knight himself.
    Keaton: Hunting to survive is...sacred, you know? If your only reason for hunting is to see something bleed to death... that doesn't cut it. You can't go out and kill for the sake of killing.
  • Friend to Bugs: His supports with Kaden focus on them getting hilariously lost as Keaton tries to show Kaden a creature more beautiful than him. At the end of the support line, these are revealed to be giant spiders.
  • Guys Are Slobs: Unlike Kaden, Keaton isn't obsessed with grooming his fur and even admits he prefers a bristly, unkempt look. His supports with Camilla also imply that he he takes very irregular baths.
  • Healing Factor: He'll learn Better Odds as a Wolfssegner, which heals 40% of his HP on odd-numbered turns.
  • Hypocritical Humor: One of his lines after killing an enemy is "Where's my praise?" but if an adjacent ally kills the enemy instead, he mutters "Glory hound..."
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Keaton is very friendly and sociable, but most find him rather off-putting due to his unusual hobbies. This doesn't stop him from trying to earn everyone's approval, as can be seen by his persistence to befriend even irritable characters like Beruka and Rinkah. He even admits to Laslow that not many people are willing to give him the time of day, and is genuinely touched by Laslow's willingness to do so.
  • Human Mom Nonhuman Dad/Interspecies Romance: Nearly all of his potential wives are human. Even the lone exception, a Female Avatar, is half-human, half-dragon.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his quirks, he is otherwise a genuinely pleasant, affable guy.
  • Keet: He's very excitable and energetic, like a real dog. Several characters note that his tail even wags when he's happy.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Keaton is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, but he's one of the nicer and friendlier character perhaps because of this.
  • Last Guy Wins: In the Conquest route, he's the second-to-last generally eligible bachelor who joins the party, and unlike Xander he has no storyline connections to any of the other playable characters, giving him a claim to this for most of the Nohrian women. The exceptions are Mozu, Nyx, and Charlotte, who have no connections with Xander either.
  • Lethal Chef: Due to his strange taste, he gives the worst cooking modifier, "Revolting", which is so bad that reduces -2 effect of the dish and +1 random stat (most bad chefs only reduce -1 effect which only negates the cooking). Considering that Keaton enjoys human meat, it's likely that he's fond of eating things humans find...much less edible. The happier Keaton is with his dish, the worse others react to it.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Is goaded into fighting the Hoshidans in Birthright by someone killing one of his fellow Wolfskin despite the Hoshidans laying down their arms as a show of good faith, making it look like they were responsible.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Looks mostly human, but has wolf-like ears and tail, and howls in battle.
  • Love Confession:
    You are my greatest treasure of all, and you smell the nicest. Hope you're ready to be really happy. From now on, I'm keeping you all to myself.
  • Manchild: He's rather childish and immature, loves showing off his "treasures", and is quite sensitive and prone to crying when upset.
  • Meaningful Name: Like Kaden, Keaton's name is a play on "cotton". Flannel is another type of fabric, following the Theme Naming started by the Taguels in Awakening.
  • Men Don't Cry: Though he acts tough, Keaton is actually pretty sensitive and tears up in a couple of his supports, most notably when Hana hurts his feelings. He obviously denies it, though.
  • Mighty Glacier: As a Wolfskin, Keaton has naturally high HP, Strength, and Defense but is rather slow.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Despite how very, very defensive he is about it, Keaton has a number of dog-like reactions to canine stimuli. Example from his recruitment in Conquest:
    Keaton: Join your group... Hmm... Well, I could find my way home anytime I wanted. Let's get that clear. But if you really think I'd be helpful, I can't very well turn you down.
    Avatar: Ha, your tail is wagging! Does that mean you're happy right now? Happy to join us?
    Keaton: My tail is NOT wagging! It's not! Got it?! Anyway, I guess it's settled. Nice to know ya! The name's Keaton.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Of a sort. His supports reveal that he has a collection of "treasures" that his more human comrades find creepy.
  • Noble Wolf: Treads the line between this and Savage Wolf, since he's an ally to the Avatar in Conquest and Revelation but is also a Blood Knight and something of a Nightmare Fetishist. Birthright also reveals that he has no issue with eating people if he finds them threatening.
  • No Sense of Direction:
    • He's terrible with directions. In his supports with Kaden, the two of them end up wandering a mountain all day, lost because of Keaton.
    • The Avatar gets him to join up with their group in Conquest by offering to help him get home due to his own horrible sense of direction getting him lost.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Voluntarily turns into a wolf.
  • Papa Wolf: All puns aside, he's just as concerned about his daughter, Velouria, as most of the fathers are about their children. In Heirs of Fate, he throws himself at a massive army so his daughter could escape.
  • Perky Goth: His outfit. He likes to collect creepy stuff, likes dark scary places, and is one of the nicest, cheerful characters in the game.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "Say goodbye!"
    "Hunting party!"
    "This is the last thing you'll see!"
    "Just in time for dinner."
  • Pride: He's very proud of who he is. Refers to himself as "I'm Keaton. Your superior."
  • Red Oni:
    • To Kaden's blue in the Revelation route.
    • However, in the routes where you don't recruit them, Keaton is actually the Blue Oni to Kaden's red, as until Iago frames you for the murder of one of his friends, he's far more reasonable than Kaden about trespassers in their lands and was actually about to let you pass unharmed, as opposed to Kaden who's convinced that it's too dangerous to allow anyone who comes into their hamlet to live no matter how nice they apparently are.
  • Shapeshifter: The unique ability of the Wolfskin is shifting into a monstrous werewolf form.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: In his human state.
  • Skunk Stripe: Half of his messy hair is white, the other is black. This is similar to actual wolves who often have various shades of color to their pelts.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: This exchange with the Avatar, after he gives them a seashell.
    Keaton: I see. Hm. Maybe you're right. Now that I've given it a closer look, I'm starting to think it's not so great after all. I GUESS I might as well just give it to you, Avatar.
    Avatar: Keaton...did you plan on giving this to me the whole time?
    Keaton: What?! Don't be crazy! This was pure spontaneity! I just happened to find something and happened to bump into you! And then I happened to realize I didn't like it, and you happened to like it! It just makes sense to give it to you now!
  • Theme Naming: Following Panne and Yarne, Keaton's Japanese name Flannel is yet another type of fabric.
  • Those Two Guys: With Kaden in Revelation. Emphasized by their introduction in that path: their tribes are ganged up by the Kingdom's forces at the same time and the two are injured in said attack, so they decide to join the Avatar's group to fight back together.
  • To Serve Man: He eats humans that are his enemies. When the party meets him in Birthright, he claims that he and the rest of his pack ate the last group of soldiers that tried to get through, and tosses human remains to the Avatar to prove that he isn't bluffing.
  • Tsundere: A few of his supports will reveal him to be one, especially those with the Avatar and Selena, though he's not nearly at the latter's level. It helps that he's also adorably, transparently terrible at it thanks to his body language continuously giving away what he's really feeling.

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