This page covers the Nohrian royal family.
The Royal Family
Due to spoilers, his entry can be found on the Other Characters page.
The eldest of the Avatar's Nohrian kin and heir apparent to the throne of Nohr. He is a taciturn and honest man who loyally follows his father, the king, for the sake of his country. Riding on horseback, Xander wields the legendary blade Siegfried, which is infused with dark magic. Has the best handwriting. His birthday is October 27th.
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), David Stanbra (English)
- Accidental Murder: In Birthright, he accidentally mortally wounds his own sister Elise after she jumps in front of an attack meant for the Avatar, and she dies in his arms. He... doesn't take it well.
- The Ace: In his supports with Leo, Leo says he viewed him as this as they were growing up, which led him to take up magic instead of swordsmanship so he wouldn't be stuck in Xander's shadow. However, Xander only appears to be The Ace due to training extremely hard to make up for not having any special talents. He reveals to Leo in their A support that he actually felt pressured by Leo's high intelligence and purposefully tried to be stronger than him since, as the older brother, he felt that he always needed to be one step ahead.
- Achilles' Heel: His Resistance is very weak, and mages will tear through him in short order.
- Aloof Big Brother: Though he loves all of his siblings dearly, he tends to distance himself from them due to his responsibilities as the eldest prince of Nohr.
- Amazon Chaser: Several times, he's more impressed by a girl's fighting skills and plucky disposition than her appearance. For example, he bluntly turns Charlotte down when she tries to use her typical seduction tactics, but his opinion of her changes completely when she protects him from a Faceless with her bare hands. Peri's supports further reveal that he became attracted to her after seeing her compete in a fighting tournament for the first time.
- Apologetic Attacker: In sharp contrast to Ryoma in Conquest, in Birthright he is incredibly reluctant to attack the Avatar when they defect to Hoshido, only doing so when he feels has no other choice, and even then with a heavy heart.
- A Taste of Power: The player temporarily gets to control him in Chapter 6 when siding with Nohr, and he is capable of defeating Takumi, Hinoka, and Sakura in a single attack, though he somewhat struggles with Ryoma. Afterwards, he won't be seen until ten chapters later.
- Advancing Boss of Doom: In Birthright Chapter 12 on Hard and Lunatic, he and his retainers serve as this to the Hoshidan Army. With the huge amount of Nohrian troops on the map, his superior stats and weapon, not to mention flippin' GARON being present, you clearly weren't meant to make a stand.
- Badass Boast: Xander confronts and dares Beruka, a Professional Killer, to try and kill him after he realizes she has a contract on him. He claims that even if she were to catch him off guard he would never allow himself to lose.
- Badass Baritone: Konishi uses a very, very deep voice while playing Xander, probably to play up his commanding side. Stanbra's performance is more mild and subdued, possibly to reflect his inner conflicts better.
- Badass Cape: Wears a short purple one which billows as he rides through the battlefield.
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Mozu, Felicia, and all Nohrian girls (save for Flora and his own sisters), plus Hinoka and Sakura in Revelation.
- Becoming the Mask: If his supports with the Avatar are any indication, Xander once had the same intense moral conviction they had and spoke out against his father's ruthless acts often. However, in order to survive and guarantee the safety of his siblings and country, he threw himself into his work and took on the title of the loyal, steadfast crown prince of Nohr, the fulfillment of his duties becoming paramount. In Felicia's supports, Xander himself comments on how his title and responsibilities have come to define him so much that even when in private he can't shed the mantle, while Nyx's highlight that he's put loyalty to his kingdom over his personal feelings for so long that doing so is reflexive at this point.
- BFS: In comparison to most other swords, Siegfried is gigantic, as seen in Fates' cutscenes and as an in-gameplay model. However, its actual size is not reflected in his official character artwork or in any depictions of the spin-off games (such as Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Warriors), where Siegfried is depicted as being considerably shorter.
- Break His Heart to Save Him: A platonic/sibling variant of this with the Avatar seems to take place in Birthright. Based on his last words, he was deliberately playing the role of the enemy so as to motivate the Avatar into fighting and defeating him, both saving them and allowing Xander to find peace in death. His pre-battle quote with the Avatar in Chapter 26 even seems to reflect this, showing approval at their resolve to defeat him.
- Big Brother Instinct: He seems to genuinely care for the Avatar and wants his adopted sibling to return to and remain with Nohr, making their defection in the Hoshido path all the more tragic. It's also his fraternal affection that possibly leads him to doubt Garon's rule.Garon: Xander... Kill Avatar. That's an order.
- Big Brother Mentor: It's revealed in his supports with Leo and the Male Avatar that he's been trying to push them to be better by remaining ahead of them. Unfortunately, this slightly backfired with Leo (see Always Someone Better in his entry).
- Birds of a Feather:
- He and Nyx bond over their mutual desire for atonement over all the people they've killed.
- Also with Corrin. Their support chain focuses on their life and experiences as a recluse, in which they also assured each other how they saved the other from their own loneliness.
- Surprisingly, he's also this with Sakura. As he learns that a timid girl like her is trying to deal with her shyness by talking to him, he tells her that at her age, he was just as timid and used similar methods to control it.
- Black Knight: Has this going for him with his black armor, black horse, and darkness-infused sword, especially if the player sides with Hoshido.
- Blade on a Stick: Can use these alongside swords. He is a Paladin, after all.
- Blind Obedience: He is aware of King Garon's many cruel and senseless orders, but refuses to question them out of loyalty to his father, hoping that when the war is over, things will improve.
- Casting a Shadow: His personal sword, Siegfried, can be used to deliver darkness-charged melee strikes or to cast dark magic at enemies from afar.
- Combat Pragmatist: While Ryoma puts a fair amount of stock in honor and wants everyone to stand back in Birthright when Xander challenges the Avatar to a duel, when the reverse happens in Conquest (that is Ryoma challenges the Avatar to a duel), Xander isn't having any of it and tries to intervene before Ryoma's retainers show up to stop him.
- Comically Serious: Discussed in his support chain with Selena, who tries to make him lighten up and tell a joke whenever he gets nervous. His level of this trope is so high that when Xander does end up telling a joke, he freaks out his siblings and sends them panicking, believing him to be sick.
- Cool Sword: Xander wields Siegfried, a divine blade that looks like two separate long blades that join together at the tip wreathed in a purple aura. It channels darkness, which allows him to shoot Sword Beams for ranged attacks, and grants +4 to Defense and +10 to Dodge.
- Custom Uniform: His Paladin uniform, as pictured above, what with its purple and black accents.
- Damage Reduction: Halves damage from Bows, Magic, hidden weapons, Dragonstones, Breath, and Boulders if he learns Aegis.
- Death Glare: Shoots a terrifying one in Birthright at the Avatar, after Elise's death. He does not follow through on the "Death" part.
- Death Seeker: In Birthright, after accidentally killing Elise, he becomes so emotionally destroyed by her demise that he has the Avatar kill him in their duel. Before this happens, in his pre-battle conversation with his retainers Laslow and Peri, he implies that he never planned to get out of his fight with the Avatar alive anyway. He's also implied to have lesser shades of this in some of his supports, as he often wonders if his dying might be the best thing he can do for his people.
- Despair Event Horizon: He does not take Elise's death in Birthright well at all. See Suicide by Cop below.
- Disappointed in You: In his support with Laslow. After hearing about Laslow flirting with girls and getting into a tavern brawl, Xander recalls how much Laslow impressed him.Xander: I had imagined you to be a person of great fortitude and discipline. It saddens me to know you are nothing more than a lowly womanizer.
- Drama-Preserving Handicap: Compared to Ryoma in Conquest, and the Avatar themselves, Xander received an absolutely monstrous boost from his visit to the Rainbow Sage, to the point where the Avatar doesn't stand anything resembling a chance. It's only with Elise's death that he decides to hold back. Contrast Ryoma, who's giving it his all the whole time.
- The Dragon: To his father Garon in the Birthright route.
- The Dreaded:
- To his enemies, apart from being one of Nohr's strongest units on the battlefield, he's also the only other one besides Garon who's able to intimidate Iago (whose haughtiness and narcissism usually makes him put on a smug demeanor). In Birthright, Xander is also implied to still be a fair bit stronger than the Avatar, despite all that he/she's been through, having been one of the five people blessed by the Rainbow Sage.
- He even has this reputation among allies. His support with Mozu has him comment that he's well aware that people tend to find him scary. His support with Sakura has her attempt to gain confidence by speaking to the most intimidating person in the army, which she decides is him.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Whatever issues he has with what his father is doing, he clearly wants the Avatar to side with Nohr, and does not take it well if they side with Hoshido. Bonus points for wearing what looks like a laurel crown.Xander: You will die fighting for your cause. I shall defend my homeland!
- His reaction to Camilla joining the Avatar in Revelation isn't much better.
- Everyone Has Standards: Xander may be loyal to his father and do what he asks, but (unless the Avatar joins Hoshido) he would never truly harm his siblings. Even when he does fight them, he doesn't truly want them dead unless he feels they have cast aside any sort of morality or love, as he seems to think the Avatar has in Revelation.
- Is a particularly direct one of Camus in Birthright.
- Alternatively, to Arion. Both are honorable sons loyal to their ambitious fathers, who actually know about the heritage of their adopted sisters (and that their fathers killed said sister's real father (although in the Avatar's case, while Sumeragi isn't his/her true father by blood, Sumeragi is still their legal father), and at a point, could be a lover to said sister. (The player can S-Support Xander as Female Avatar in both Revelation and Conquest, but it was canon that Arion made his move as Altena's lover after she discovered her true heritage).
- Face Death with Dignity: He expires with a smile on his face.
- Face of a Thug: More so in regards to the image he projects than how he looks. He takes his title of Crown Prince of Nohr very seriously and comes off as cold, intimidating, and unapproachable, but is actually one of the nicest characters in the army. A common thread in his supports is the other character commenting that they were nervous around him before they found out how kind and friendly he actually is.
- Famous Last Words: In Chapter 26 of Birthright, when he's defeated as a boss and shortly before he dies:Boss Defeat quote: I knew you could do it. I'm proud of you, Avatar. I've always told you... you could do anything... you set your mind to... Your technique was flawless... You finally stopped holding yourself back. It's what I've always tried to teach you. You're becoming the leader I always knew you could be...
Chapter End: You have already prevailed, little prince(ss). Don't you see? I couldn't lead this world... or Nohr... into peace. But you... you can. And you will. You can do the things I couldn't. That's how you'll surpass me... In the end... I'm counting on you, Avatar.... Father.... Garon... he's.... he's... *cough* *cough* He's not what he used to be... [...] Thank you, Avatar. Now, it's time... to say good-bye... Please... don't cry...
- A Father to His Men: Especially to those younger than him (but then again, most of the cast are younger than him), regardless of being a family member or not:
- As evident in Sakuras support, he acted as her speaking practice partner to help her overcome her social anxiety. He also didnt hide the fact he was a shy and weak child, and used the very same tactic she had been using on him (talking to his intimidating, disapproving father to overcome his flaws). Although unlike his father Garon, his attitude towards her was open and encouraging once he learned about the true reason she came to find him.
- In his Hinoka support, despite the feud between their two countries, Xander essentially acted as her sounding board in regards to what she should do in anticipation for her upcoming anniversary party, which indicated he had previously made her feel comfortable around him enough to gain her trust, and comforted her when her anniversary party did not come.
- In his support with Laslow, he grounded Laslow for being frivolous, akin to how a parent would ground a child for their bad behaviors. By the end of the support, when Laslow suggests that he might disappear someday, Xander only asks that he stay safe.
- In the Japanese support shared between Elise and Arthur, Elise openly mentioned she had always viewed him as her father, for he had filled in that role in Garons stead for so long, and would always come to find him whenever anything happened. Unfortunately, once he unknowingly allowed his duty to take over his life, she had not been close to him as before, lamenting how he never smiled or laughed the same way, or played with her ever again.
- The Fettered: Xander unflinchingly stands by his duty as high prince to protect Nohr from all threats, even at the cost of himself or his personal feelings. It is this loyalty to his country that sways him to join the Avatar against his father in Revelation, and likewise what leads to both his and Elise's deaths in Birthright.
- Foil: To Ryoma. Both are skilled swordsmen and leaders, but Xander grew up with no special talents and was physically weak, working hard to get to where he is. Meanwhile, Ryoma was always The Ace and was envied for his natural talent. In addition, where Xander is calm and humorless, Ryoma has more of a hot-headed streak but is always emotionally available to others. Finally, according to Kozaki Yusuke's sketches, Xander is a Kindhearted Cat Lover, whereas Ryoma owns a puppy.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Ignoring the part where he was always royalty, Xander was an introverted weakling with no real talents as a child, compared to Ryoma who was a natural ace at everything growing up. Yet through years of constant hard work and a trip to the Rainbow Sage, he becomes almost unarguably the strongest character in the story and is only rivaled by Anankos and his thralls. In Conquest, the Avatar must defeat Ryoma while the latter is trying his damnedest to kill them. But in Birthright, they simply cannot defeat Xander in a one on one battle. He simply outclasses them, even at the end of the game. They are only able to defeat him due to him simply not trying after he accidentally killed Elise.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: In Birthright, after accidentally killing Elise, Xander completely gives up and fights the Avatar in a case of Suicide by Cop. His stats change to reflect this, with his stats all being extremely low for a end-game boss, allowing you to easily beat him. Which is what he wants. The Avatar even acknowledges this afterwards.
- Go Out with a Smile: After his defeat in Birthright, he thanks the Avatar for being in his life and dies smiling at how proud he is of them.
- Good Parents: Xander takes his role as father to Siegbert very seriously, attempting to put his son on a proper path. In their B Support, however, he has a small My God, What Have I Done? moment when he realizes he might have inadvertently caused his son's self-worth issues.Xander: I fear that my constant presence at your side has stunted your growth... Even more alarming, I fear I have somehow harmed your own self-image. That is the last thing a father ever wants to do to their own son. To compare the two of us does justice to neither. You have your own methods your own ideals and they are as valid as mine.
Siegbert: You're wrong! You are the star by which I navigate, Father! The yardstick by which I measure myself. You're...you're my hero.
Xander: I understand your feelings, Son. Truly, I do. There was a time when my father was the world to me as well. But if you would learn any one thing from me, let it be this. Your father I may be, but in this army, you and I are but fellow soldiers. And a soldier who cannot rely on his allies shall inevitably meet a swift end. In order to properly rely on me, you must first stop being intimidated by me. I am no star, merely a learning tool. Let us help keep each other sharp.
- Last Guy Wins: From a gameplay standpoint. In the Conquest route, he's the last generally eligible bachelor to join the party, and thus has a claim to this for most of the Nohrian women. He plays this straightest for Mozu, Nyx, and Charlotte, who have no storyline connections to him.
- The Leader: Of Nohr's armies, and of the royal family, barring the king.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Averted. Xander started life as an untalented introvert compared to Ryoma who was naturally great at everything he attempted. However, through years of training and practice, Xander became an undefeatable badass. In fact, he never loses a battle that he was seriously trying to win, something Ryoma can't equally say. He only loses in the Birthright path because he simply gave up out of grief from accidentally killing Elise. Before that, he was mopping the floor with the Avatar.
- Hidden Depths: He's a stone-cold general on the battlefield, but behind closed doors, Xander is surprisingly compassionate, and even a little shy at times. Many supports show him often acting to help others albeit discretely. He's also far more aware of his family's quirks and habits than his workaholic tendencies would imply he has time for, as evidenced in Camilla's supports when she tests how much he knows about them.
- Horrible Judge of Character:
- In the third route, he is the very last of the Avatar's siblings to come around, as he is thoroughly convinced that Garon isn't evil. Also justified, as Garon was in all respects a model parent for Xander before the in-fighting and assassination occurred as a consequence of Garon's womanizing ways, and is fighting the war because he believes that Garon will return to who he was if they manage to conquer Hoshido, and is, like most Nohrians, Locked Out of the Loop in terms of Garon's passing and return as a corpse-familiar of Anankos. He will only go directly against "Garon" if he gets undeniable proof that the real Garon's gone: In the Conquest route, it happens in the second-to-last level, when he sees "Garon" as a slime monster, and on the Revelation route, he, alongside Leo, defects to the Avatar's side when they visit Corpse-Garon, who says to them that he wants to destroy not only Hoshido, but also Nohr, something that would be unthinkable for Garon in his pre-corpse-familiar life.
- It's also partly reflected in regards to his retainers. Despite his faith and confidence in Laslow, he seemed initially unaware of the latter's womanizing ways (or at least if the way he reacted in their C Support is any indicator). And with Peri, he picked her purely because of her immense potential to excel in fighting and seems to ignore her bloodthirsty nature and casual murdering of her own servants (though as the Prince and her boss, he might have learned about her past and feel sympathy for her). Even with Charlotte, it was less that he could see through her act and more that he seemed to honestly believe her a complete flirt.
- However, he easily can tell that the Obviously Evil Hans is someone not to trust, is unsurprised by Iago's acts of cruelty, could tell Kaze in their supports had gained a stronger conviction by looking at him, and, like the other siblings, was rightfully put off by Zola disguised as Izana in Conquest although it turned out the real Izana was just as flamboyant. Therefore, it could be argued that in the case of Garon, Xander is more blinded by family obligation and loyalty rather than being unable to tell his father is a monster.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Xander is among the tallest male characters in the game, and some of the girls he can marry are among the tiniest in the cast: a female Avatar with the younger model, Mozu, Nyx, and especially Sakura.
- Imagine the Audience Naked: A variant of this, as he never fully grew out of his shyness. He has to pretend that the audience are either bunnies (localizations) or carrots (Japanese version) when he gives a public speech.Xander: ...Bunnies. Whenever the people's beseeching eyes caused me to lose my nerve... I would imagine them as bunnies. Even the most chickenhearted, after all, never shrank from a bunny's stare.
- Irony: A very cruel one in his supports with Effie. During their A Supports, when Effie can't bring herself to seriously fight Xander on account of him being Elise's brother, he suggests she pretend like he's lost all reason and is trying to kill Elise so as to be able to fight him. She's naturally sickened by the thought and anyone who's completed Birthright will likely understand the feeling, given what Xander's My Country, Right or Wrong mentality accidentally brings about.
- Jade-Colored Glasses: More than any of the other siblings, Xander has been beaten down by his father's cruel actions and truly believes justice is an illusion not worth chasing in this world.
- Large and in Charge: At the end of Conquest and Revelation. He's also one of the tallest playable characters in the game, with the tallest being Benny.
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: In the Birthright route, what he wishes for most is to face the Avatar in a duel and ultimately die by their hand.
- Like Father, Like Son: When Siegbert confesses that he feels nervous in front of other people, Xander admits that he was the same when he was younger and suggests that Siegbert imagine that the people are either bunnies (localization) or carrots (Japan).
- Love Confession:I love you, truly. I've been meaning to tell you for so long... You are my precious wife now. It is my honor and duty to keep you safe, at all costs.
- Meaningful Name:
- Xander is derived from Alexander, which in turn is derived from Alexandros, which is Greek for "Defender of the people". The most famous bearer of this name is Alexander the Great, whom Xander seems to be heavily based upon.
- Additionally, Siegfried is a German given name, composed from the Germanic elements sig "victory" and frithu "protection, peace". It is also the name of a Germanic legendary hero featured in the poem Nibelungenlied, who most famously appeared in the operatic cycle The Ring of the Nibelung composed by Wagner. A Valkyrie who is the queen of Iceland in that poem, Brynhildr (Brünnhilde) is the namesake of Leo's legendary tome, adding to the allusion.
- Mighty Glacier: Xander sports impressive growths in Strength, Defense, and HP, but his Speed is rather low, causing him to struggle in double attacks.
- Mr. Fanservice: Tall, very attractive, deep, attractive voice, Xander's considered by fans to be one of the most attractive males in the game.
- This fact is also acknowledged in canon, more notably in the Japanese version of the game. Examples including the Japanese version of the Beach Brawl DLC, where his retainers Peri and Laslow literally call him "sexy" upon seeing his beach photo. In his Japanese C support conversation with Charlotte, she says he looks handsome even with his frown, though this may be her attempt of trying to seduce him; however, in the S rank support, she once again mentions it, saying that if his marriage proposal to her turns out to be a joke, shell make sure to sink her entire fist in that handsome face of his. In both versions of his S rank supports with Selena, she describes him as cool and cute on top of having a dreamy smile.
- In the Nohrian Festival of Bonds DLC, Xander is given the most revealing Halloween outfit out of the three male characters. Whereas Leo and Subaki the two other male characters who get a Halloween CG are dressed in full suits, Xander is put in a pirate-inspired outfit which leaves his chest exposed and complains that his chest feels cold wearing it.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: This seems to be his primary reason for initially refusing to back down in Birthright, even after the rest of his siblings have abandoned the war. As crown prince, he likely feels he is obligated to see it through to the end, even if he himself is well aware his side is unjust. After Elise is accidentally killed by him, it progresses to desiring a Suicide by Cop at the Avatar's hands so as to end his suffering, as his loyalty to Nohr would prevent him from ending himself. This in turn becomes what saves him in Revelation, where hearing Garon rave about destroying Nohr along with Hoshido is what gets him to switch sides and join the Avatar.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Gets hit with this excruciatingly hard when he unintentionally offs Elise.
- Nice Guy:
- He's a calm, kind, and honest man, and raised the Avatar to be a good person at heart. He also often goes out of his way to help others with their problems; Mozu's supports imply Xander may have spread the word about her cooking skills so as to help alleviate her feelings of uselessness, Hinoka thinks he planned a party for her to celebrate her first win in battle, and Azura suspects his inviting her to strategy meetings is to help replace her bad memories of Nohr with good ones.
- He isnt the type to feel ashamed of telling others about his weaknesses, and sometimes will indulge a character with a hidden flaw of his in order to help them feel more confident about themselves, not caring that it would possibly hurt the flawless and powerful impression people tend to view him with.
- In Leos support, he admitted that any advantages he had over Leo is due to their age gap and experience, and Leo would surely surpass him at some point due to his innate talents. Despite having a better understanding of his elder brother, Leo eventually learned of his brothers weaknesses and thus gained more confidence about himself. Xanders lines near the end of the support indicates he doesnt care that his little brother will be better than him, and in fact is glad that Leos started to view him as a less than perfect being.
- Similarly in his mutual support with Sakura, he told her of his difficult past of being an inept child who was a disappointment to his father. Sakura then started to act less nervous around him, and took comfort in the fact they were not so different from each other.
- No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Xander seems to be based off of Alexander the Great of Macedon. Aside from the similar names, both have similar appearances, with Alexander being described by many to have shoulder-length blond hair and a strong build, and personalities, focusing on conquering their foes by brute force and tactical advantages.
- The Nondescript: He used to be this as a child, having no special talents of note, an introverted personality, and weak physical abilities.
- Not So Different: His third path supports with Sakura reveal that as a child, he too was extremely shy.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In Revelation, his personality does a shocking 180 compared to Ryoma, becoming irrationally angry compared to how he normally is at the Avatar rejecting both families, whereas Ryoma seems more contemplative. This is arguably because in Birthright, Xander may be disappointed and saddened by the Avatar siding with Hoshido, but ultimately can't fault them for siding with their blood-related family when he himself commits atrocities that haunt him on Garon's orders purely out of love and loyalty for his father. However, in siding with neither family and not giving any reason for it (though not by choice), the Avatar seems to be rejecting the love and loyalty of both families, which is something Xander, who has always done everything for family, can not understand.
- The Paladin: Not only his in-game class, he fits much of the criteria. He's a bona fide hero of Nohr who stands for his people, and acts as its much kinder face. He's also devoted to his king and father, and like any good Paladin, immediately defects the second he realizes his father is, firstly, too corrupt, and secondly, not even the rightful ruler.
- Perpetual Frowner: Xander purposefully maintains a serious and stern disposition. He even claims his smiles are just weaker frowns. Crosses over with Becoming the Mask as many supports deal with him either realizing or having it pointed out to him that this is his default state now, and that he rarely, if ever, looks like he's not frowning.
- Pragmatic Hero:
- In spite of being suspicious about the origins and behavior of one of his retainers, he won't argue with results.
- Compared to Ryoma. In Birthright, when Xander challenges the Avatar to a duel, Ryoma chooses to stand by, and only steps in when Xander's retainers show up to help Xander. In comparison, in Conquest, as soon as Ryoma challenges the Avatar to a duel, Xander wants to step in immediately to help, and is only stopped from doing so at first by Ryoma's retainers.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"No mercy!"
"You're right where I want you!"
- In Heroes:"Right where I want you."
"You're going home - in pieces!"
"Down on your knees!"
- His Spring variant:"Take this!"
"A spring in my step!"
"Spring is here!"
- His Summer variant:"Right where I want you!"
"Rot in a watery grave!"
"I cannot swim!"
- His Spring variant:
- In Heroes:
- Rated M for Manly: Much like Ryoma, a very powerful Warrior Prince that could be a One-Man Army. Being based off of Alexander the Great doesn't hurt either.
- Recurring Boss: He is tied with Conquest Takumi for having the most appearances as an enemy in a single Fire Emblem game. On the Birthright route, he's fought in the Prologue and chapters 1, 6, 12, and 26.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Ryoma's red. Ironically flipped in Revelation in their initial reactions to the Avatar's "defection" from both sides, in which case Xander is definitely the red in that he's far more aggressive and enraged over the situation, whereas Ryoma, while disappointed, is far more reasonable about the situation.
- Reluctant Warrior: Several of his supports, especially with Nyx, reveals that despite his ruthless and warlike image, he personally detests killing people and has immense guilt and remorse for killing so many people, even harboring suicidal thoughts.
- Rescue Romance: In his A-support with Charlotte, he gets attacked by a Faceless when he doesn't have a weapon on hand. Charlotte pulls it off of him and kills it herself, which massively improves his opinion of her, and with just one more support conversation, they'll get married.
- Royalty Superpower: As a descendant of the First Dragons, he is able to use Dragon Veins.
- The Sacred Darkness: Despite being a sword imbued with dark magic, Siegfried is described as a holy weapon.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He obeys his father's rules out in public, but will try to subvert his orders when he doesn't agree with them. Such situations include taking it easy on Avatar after being ordered to kill the prisoners Kaze and Rinkah, and later sending Silas, Elise, and her aides to help the Avatar after they get sent on a suicide mission.
- Once Garon's insanity becomes obvious later on in the Revelation route, ordering him to attack his own people, he takes Leo and their retainers to join the Avatar.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: He repeatedly warns the Avatar that their compassion and trust in others is naive and may one day get them killed. He gives a similar warning to Elise in their supports, being skeptical of compassion alone being enough to change the world.
- Single Tear: Sheds one as Elise dies in his arms in Birthright.
- Suicide by Cop: After killing Elise in Birthright, he's so guilt-ridden that he will never attack the Avatar unless the Avatar themselves instigates the battle, and even then doesn't do any damage when striking back, unlike when Ryoma fights the Avatar in Conquest. His stats even reflect this, allowing you to easily defeat him.
- Super Drowning Skills: According to Peri in the Paradise Scramble DLC, Xander is unable to swim, noting he can't even dog paddle. In his and Leo's English B support, Leo says that Xander excelled at swimming (among other things); this is a Dub-Induced Plot Hole, as their Japanese B support never mentions swimming at all though it could be explained as Xander having the capacity to swim competently but simply finding it unpleasant or unenjoyable, or that, in the time between his and Leo's youth and adulthood, he simply neglected or avoided swimming until any early skill he had at it atrophied.
- Team Dad: As the oldest of the Nohr siblings, he helped raise all of the younger family members. He is much more of a stern disciplinarian than Camilla, though he still has a compassionate heart.
- This Is Gonna Suck: His reaction to the Final Boss of Revelation.Xander: Hah. Fate is a funny thing. I never thought my final moments would be alongside a Hoshidan prince.
- Tragic Mistake: Accidentally killing Elise is the final step in his downward spiral, ending in Suicide by Cop.
- Vindicated by History: In-Universe. His solo Conquest ending mentions that while his more radical policies were unpopular with the majority of the population, future scholars would admit that they were necessary for an era of peace.
- Warm-Up Boss: He is the first boss of the game, in a sparring match with the Avatar. As long as you don't do anything stupid (or get screwed over by the Random Number God), he's a pushover.
- Weapon of Choice: The Siegfried, a strong sword with 1-2 range and granting 4 defense to him when he has it in his inventory.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He has this attitude towards Garon; though he'll occasionally disobey Garon's orders in secret if he thinks they go too far, for the most part he's completely dedicated to serving his father for the sake of their country. This is mainly because deep down, he believes that if the war with Hoshido ends in Garon's favor, Garon will return to being the loving father he once was. In Conquest, he eventually comes to accept that the father he so loved is long gone due to Anankos having possessed Garon's corpse.
- What Is Evil?: While he obviously believes in a concept of right and wrong, Xander doesn't seem to think there is any such thing as a truly evil person; just evil acts and whether or not the person is forgivable. This is something reflected in how he trusts Peri with his life just because he's seen her good side, despite her violent mental instability, or in how he follows his father because of the man he was rather than who he is now and doesn't budge from this unless/until he learns his father's actually a long-dead corpse-puppet impostor being controlled by Anankos. Even Iago and Hans, despite his reaming them as selfish, cruel, and cowardly, don't seem to be considered pure evil.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- Doesn't take well the Avatar siding with Hoshido and tries to attack them if they choose neither side though the fact that despite everything, he still believes his father is doing the right thing must have had some power over his actions and decisions, causing him to join the Avatar only in Chapter 17 after hearing Garon saying his true objective.
- In his supports with Elise, he scolds her when he learns that she'd healed some captured pirates, enabling them to escape from prison, telling her to be more mindful of her actions.
- Workaholic: Many of his supports, most notably Camilla and the Avatar's, highlight how he's always busy with his royal duties and places such high importance on them, even to the exclusion of family time and when he's not doing those, he'll often be training or carrying out patrols. Lampshaded by Xander himself in Azura's A Support, where he actually expresses uncertainty as to if he even knows how to sit idly anymore, while in Felicia's S Support he reveals that the fear of not being able to find time for marriage or of treating it like just another work commitment was a big reason why he hasn't been in a relationship before. His My Castle shop quote even remarks that, when buying for him, it's the first time he's ever shopped for himself.
- Zero To Hero: He's said to have started out as unskillful with the sword, being very shy, introverted, and physically weak as a child. However, by the time of the game's events, hes now regarded as the best warrior in Nohr as well as being one of the four people who passed the Rainbow Sage test prior to the game. In contrast to his timid younger self, hes also earned the reputation of being the most intimidating and scary person in the army, even among his allies.
Eldest daughter of the Nohr royal family and Xander's younger sister. Seductive and elegant, but also merciless when she chooses to be, Camilla acts as a protective, motherly figure to her siblings. She dotes heavily on the Avatar in particular, to the point where she would be willing to kill anyone who threatens them. Enjoys taking baths and visiting hot springs the most. Her birthday is November 30th.
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Paula Tiso (English, Fates), Misty Lee (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)
- Abdicate the Throne: After Xander's unavoidable death in the Birthright scenario, Camilla is technically next-in-line to the throne if she survives. But she abdicates in favor of Leo instead, feeling herself to be unsuited to the task of governing in comparison.
- Adaptational Modesty: The developers of Fire Emblem Warriors note that they made her bikini bottom cover a bit more of her crotch when creating her 3D model for the game. Her alternate costume is a Maid Outfit to represent Corrin's retainer Felicia, which covers her entire body unlike her usual armor. Her Spring variant in Fire Emblem Heroes resembles a Playboy Bunny, yet ironically covers up more skin than usual due to her lower half being covered by her leotard and tights. Unlike her siblings who all retained their exact costumes from the Fates Summer Scramble DLC, when Camilla appeared in a bikini in Fire Emblem Heroes, she was given a sarong to cover her lower half. Also slightly zigzagged here - the semi-transparency of the sarong allows viewers to faintly see that her bikini bottom straps are thin enough to resemble a thong, and it barely covers her crotch in her damaged artwork. Her standard artwork also shows her rear end from the front, which is partially masked by the aforementioned sarong.
- Amazon Brigade: Camilla and her two retainers, Selena and Beruka, form this. Flora temporarily joins in during Revelation.
- Ambiguous Disorder: It becomes clear should Corrin chose not to side with Nohr that Camilla isn't entirely sane. The fact that she has a sexual attraction to someone who was raised to be her little brother/sister and a willingness to kill their friends to be with them isn't something most big sisters would do.
- An Axe to Grind: Promotional art depicts her using a rather large, two-handed battle axe that she can wield with one hand.
- Bathing Beauty: According to her description, she really likes bathing. The artwork for a card in the Fire Emblem Cipher card game takes this and runs with it.◊
- Battle Couple: Can marry a Male Avatar, Jakob, Silas, Kaze, and any Nohrian guys (save for her brothers and Gunter), plus Ryoma and Takumi in Revelation.
- Black Comedy: In several of her supports, and her recruitment mission in Revelation, she explains that a lot of her more ax-crazy statements are just her brand of pitch-black humor.Camilla: I'm only kidding. No more dark humor for now I'll keep things light.
- Benevolent Boss: Camilla's motherly nature extends to her retainers, as she makes her affection clear to both of them. She is also known to be very forgiving Beruka was trying to assassinate Camilla when she was hired.
- The Big Gal: Of Nohr's family, as her quotes and whimsical willingness to enter battle suggest, combat and killing comes easily to her. She has the stats to prove it, as well; among the royal siblings, she is all but guaranteed to have the best strength, ending in the mid-to-high 30s if not the low 40s if the My Castle has a lot of Strength-related statues in it. Her defenses also mean she can tank arrows, which is one of the few weaknesses the Malig Knight have. In story, she casually threatens Hinoka like it's nothing, and is considered a beast of battle by friends and foes alike.
- Big Sister Instinct: She's very protective of her younger siblings, but especially the Avatar.
- Blood Knight: Played with; while nowhere near the level of Reina or Peri, Camilla is noted by Laslow as almost eagerly dispatching her enemies. Even the Avatar in Chapter 3 is stunned by the ease at which Camilla leaps into battle and cuts people down. She seems to enjoy battle as a pastime (to the point that wishing for a more stimulating battle is her victory quote in the My Castle arena) and she repeatedly states throughout the story both in cutscenes and in her My Castle room quotes that she's not only happy to kill anyone who threatens the Avatar, but seems to consider it a first recourse in dealing with enemies in general.
- Blow You Away: Uses a Disrobing Gale tome in the Beach Brawl DLC Map.
- Boobs of Steel: She wields a large axe to match her ample bust, and happens to be a powerful physical combatant.
- Breakout Character: Arguably THE most popular non-protagonist character in the series. In fact, her popularity allowed Camilla to win second place in the Fates Japanese popularity poll on the female's side, and she later won 3rd in the series-wide, international Heroes poll for the females after Lyn and Lucina, meaning she was more popular than all other female Lords. She was actually in First Place during the second Choose Your Legends Poll until the midway voting results were released, which revealed to people that Veronica was in the Top 10, which gave her just enough push to overtake Camilla along with Celica (with Camilla still placing third). She's been promoted heavily in Heroes and Fates, including alternate artwork, more so than the lion's share of the cast.
- The first promotional CG trailer for Fire Emblem Heroes featured Lucina and Chrom from Awakening along with her and Xander as mascots of Fire Emblem Fates, rather than Ryoma or Corrin, who are arguably both more central to the story.
- As of the Hot Springs banner, she currently holds the record for alts with six, surpassing fan-favorites such as Lyn, Hector and Ike. As such, she is also the only character who can form a team consisting of all weapon colors (Red, Blue, Green, Colorless) as well as the only character who can form an entire Aether Raids team with just versions of herself.
- As of the third Choose Your Legends event in 2019, she is the most popular Fire Emblem Fates character and the only one to make it into the Top 2, along with the most recent main series character to do so. Worthy of note is that she is the only character who is not a main Lord or main Villain character to reach the Top 2, and managed to do so even five years after her game was released. Prior to the midterm results revealing that Micaiah had a shot at winning, she was also ranked at 1st Place on the Females' side.
- Broken Bird: Camilla was very psychologically/emotionally damaged by her life in the Nohrian Decadent Court. As the eldest of the three surviving royal children mothered by concubines, it's not hard to see why, and some supports state that she's quite bitter about it.
- Cat Fight: Hilariously subverted. She does get into a verbal spat for the Avatar's caretaking in one of her support chains... but it happens with Jakob and Ryoma, rather than any female character.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Quite obsessive and possessive in regards to the Avatar. She ends up admitting it when Niles confronts her about such things, and even gets in a cat fight with Jakob because of how close they are to them. Gets turned Up to Eleven if she fights Hinoka in Conquest's Chapter 11, where she shows her dislike of Hinoka for being the Avatar's perceived birth sister and rubs it in that the Avatar still chose herself over Hinoka.
- Combat Pragmatist: Chapter 23 of Birthright has her use Dragon Veins to launch fireballs while the group's still progressing. She only comes personally when the players are finally close enough.
- Combat Stilettos: Camilla is wearing some very tall and very sharp heels on her boots.
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: Played with. Out of all the Nohrian siblings, she's widely seen as the most well-adjusted to death and violence, switching between battlefields and home-life with striking ease. However, Camilla actually seems a bit less well-adjusted to such things than Leo is, given that she expresses unease with Keaton's collection of human bones from a burial ground, whereas Leo seems to be very much at ease with graves, if his choosing one as a battlefield in Birthright is any indication. She also isn't entirely beyond being stunned, given the shock she expressed at how brutally Hans executed Scarlet off-screen in Conquest.
- Cool Big Sis: Towards her younger siblings, but especially the Avatar, whom she loves to the point she would kill for their sake. She is also shown as being very kind to her subordinates in her supports with Beruka and Selena, Elise adores her so much that she dyed some strands of her hair lilac to show it, and Leo is pretty much a "Well Done, Son!" Guy towards her.
- Crutch Character: Camilla joins the party as a promoted unit when the player is not going to have any in Conquest and has very high stats, but relying on her too much will cause her to hog the limited EXP available without much benefit (due to how EXP scales) and handicap the player in the long run.
- Custom Uniform: Her skimpy Malig Knight ensemble is unique to her.
- D-Cup Distress: The Japanese version of one of her quotes as Queen of Nohr in Fire Emblem Heroes indicates this is normally the case. She notes that her shoulders have to be even stronger to endure all the paperwork she does, before asking for a massage. This heavily implies that her shoulders are already quite strong from enduring the weight of her generous bust.
- Defeat Means Friendship: In Revelation, this is how she's recruited. More exactly... She is sent by the living corpse of Garon to stop the Avatar and co., alongside her Amazon Brigade plus Flora, and says she really doesn't want to kill the Avatar, but that if it has to be done, she'll do it herself. If she's defeated but survives, she asks the Avatar to kill her, but the Avatar refuses and she and her group join in (save for Flora, who must return to protect the Ice Tribe).
- Dominatrix: Her appearance screams this. She even sometimes says "You need a spanking!" when she does a dual strike.
- Dragon Rider: She's a Malig Knight, a tome and axe user riding an undead wyvern.
- Elemental Powers: She can wield magical tomes.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- Played with; she's not actually evil so much as she is somewhat morally selfish (she prioritizes the well-being of her family above all else), but she is a princess of the antagonist faction, something of a eager fighter in battle, saw a lot of crap in her life that left it very hard to shock her, and can casually threaten people with death or dismemberment with a smile on her face. And yet in spite all of this, even she is left stunned by Hans' brutality in Conquest when he not only butchers Cheve's citizens and executes all the defeated Hoshidan soldiers in Chapter 13, but also has Scarlet cruelly executed off-screen in a manner so grotesque that she's lost for words.
- Is also played for comedic effect in Keaton's supports; she's no stranger to violence and death, but even she's put off by how he considers human bones in a burial ground to be like finding buried treasure.
- Everyone Can See It: Everyone seems very aware of her feelings for the Avatar, except for the Avatar themselves, as shown in some of her Supports. However, even though they're Oblivious to Love, they are at least aware enough in their supports to know Camilla's affections are a bit beyond what's healthy for just sibling love.
- Foil: To Hinoka. Both are badass Action Girls, but Hinoka has trained herself to be an embodiment of justice, constantly risking her life for the good of all. Camilla, on the other hand, has looser morals, willing to kill anyone if she believes it's in the interest of her personal loved ones. Camilla is also much more motherly and feminine than the tomboyish Hinoka. They also contrast physically, with Camilla having long, wavy hair and large breasts compared to the short-haired, flat-chested Hinoka.
- Freudian Excuse:
- If her supports with Silas are to be believed, one of the moments that spurred Camilla's focus on the Avatar was how, when they were still little, she baked them a batch of cookies on one of her visits, only for Silas and several others to inadvertently eat them. The frustrated and upset Avatar's response being only a child that was too young to understand how hurtful words can be, was isolated from the world in very unfair living conditions, and perhaps still fresh off their traumatic addition to the family was to say "Thanks for nothing, my so-called sister". Having dealt with abuse and neglect from her mother her only family back then as a child, and being used as nothing but a mere tool for her machinations, Camilla was likely horrified at the idea that the Avatar might go through the same thing, swearing to them on the spot that she would always love them and never let them forget it. To this day, she never has.
- Hell, not even just her behavior with the Avatar; in many cases, she acts like a doting big sister to several other people, which may very well be a product of her not wanting to neglect others like she was.
- Frying Pan of Doom: Uses one in the Beach Brawl DLC Map.
- Funbag Airbag: In Conquest's ending cinematic, the Avatar bumps straight into her chest while being pulled along by Elise, causing him/her to fall over. If her expression is any indication, she didn't mind in the slightest — likely because it was the Avatar.
- Gainaxing: Possesses a considerable bounce to her bosom in the game's cutscenes.
- Girly Bruiser: Is far more feminine in comparison to Hinoka, but has no issue throwing down physically.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She has lilac hair with some purple in her outfit, and is a serene and elegant princess who has many motherly qualities.
- Happily Married: If she gets married, her ending mentions that she gave up her royal title and spent the rest of her life at home doting on her family.
- HeelFace Turn: In Revelation, Camilla takes on a more antagonistic role than her siblings, trying to kill the Avatar because she wants them to die on her terms instead of Garon's. After being defeated in Chapter 12 and having her life spared, she defects from Nohr and joins the Avatar's party.
- I Got Bigger: Implied; as Beruka reveals in her supports, her armor was a hand-me-down from Camilla... which, considering the notable height and size-difference between the two, says a lot about how much Camilla grew over the years.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: Many of her supports imply that her sometimes overly-affectionate yet vicious nature stems from the horrible experiences from her past, and that her more extreme reactions, such as her frightening remarks to Selena in their support, is really just a product of her intense loneliness, abandonment issues, and need for control/stability in her life.
- Irony: In Revelation, when Camilla first notices Azura after joining with the Avatar, Camilla instantly recalls her, stating that before Azura was kidnapped, the Nohrian siblings were told not to interact with her, an order that Camilla and the others disliked, and upon being reunited with her former sister, Camilla looks forward to spending time with her. Camilla is the only one of the eight siblings to completely lack the ability to gain support ranks with Azura. This is being changed for the third batch of DLC, where the two will have a unique support between them.
- Lady of Black Magic: She's sultry and quite graceful, and can wield magic tomes in addition to axes.
- Lady of War: She has a calm and serene air as she tears apart enemies with a battle axe.
- Lap Pillow: Offers to let the Avatar lie down on her lap in their supports, and the Avatar's reply reveals they used to do this often in the past when they were little. She even used to clean their ears something which, in Japan, is normally considered to be what a married couple would do.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: She and her younger sister Elise. Camilla is a Ms. Fanservice and Magic Knight, while Elise is a White Mage and Little Sister Heroine.
- Lightning Bruiser: Her growths are very good overall, with only Luck being low.
- Love at First Sight: In her S Support with a male Avatar, she says she has always loved him.
- Love Confession:We're a real family now. And I love my family more than anything.
- Magic Knight: As a Malig Knight, she can use magic as well as axes, though her growth rates favor using axes.
- Male Gaze: She often flaunts her large breasts and is well aware of the attention they attract. Her pre-battle cutscene in Fire Emblem Fates features a close up of her breasts, as does a cutscene at the end of the game. In Fire Emblem Warriors, she playfully uses the "my eyes are up here" line verbatim while adjusting the camera away from her breasts. And the default pose for her Sketchy Summer swimsuit version in Fire Emblem Heroes has her leaning forward to emphasize her deep cleavage.
- Meaningful Name: Her armor of all things gets this from Odin in their supports, naming it Grossartig Mond which roughly translates to "Noble Moon" or "Great Moon" (literally so, as the phrase is derived from German words) and complements her being the princess of a night-themed kingdom. She takes a liking to the phrase, much to Odin's joy.
- Mood Dissonance: In-universe example; Selena and Camilla discuss what would happen if the former were ever to leave for her homeland one day. Camilla replies that she'd either be extremely sad to see Selena go... or she'd just cut off Selena's legs so that she couldn't leave in the first place. She later clarifies this as a joke, but Selena is still somewhat unnerved by the sharp 180 in mood. Likewise, Laslow points out that she's been known to go from pleasant to murderous in a heartbeat in an attempt at small talk. Her response is that he won't need to worry about this unless he makes her an enemy and goes on to specify having already thought up several torturous ways of responding to it, quickly putting Laslow off.
- Morality Chain: While all her siblings are this, the Avatar is the center of her world, and the one she seems to cling to to deal with her hellish upbringing. Needless to to say, if the Avatar leaves, she goes off the deep end.
- Ms. Fanservice: If her cleavage and panties-baring outfit wasn't enough indication, her introductory cutscene (which focuses heavily on said attributes) should be blatant enough.
- My Beloved Smother: Sister, really, but she is almost stiflingly overprotective of all her siblings, especially the Avatar, to the point that she even tries to take over Jakob's duties as their caretaker. It gets to the point that Team Dad Ryoma calls her out on it in their Revelation supports... while also getting stiflingly protective over the Avatar themselves. However, the Avatar in their supports also notes that Camilla's affections often go above and beyond what could be considered sisterly or platonic, what with the offers of lullabies, lap-pillows, ear-cleanings, and spa-days (all regardless of what gender the Avatar is).
- Not So Different:
- Her supports with her Hoshido foil Hinoka in the Revelation scenario revolve around the two of them finding common ground as the Avatar's two older sister figures, to the point that Camilla starts eyeing Hinoka as another member of her "collection" of "strong women."
- She and Niles have been marked for the worse by their very unstable pasts. While he's incredibly bitter for the years he spent as a destitute thief from the slums, she was mentally/emotionally scarred by what she witnessed in the Decadent Court.
- She and Ryoma bond over being Team Mom and Team Dad of their respective sides and as caretakers for the Avatar. Ryoma even notes that they both care about the Avatar to the point that they'd "make some extremely bad decisions" out of said love... which, if one knows how both routes play out, will ring very truenote .
- Of Corsets Sexy: Wears an armored corset.
- Older Than They Look: Possibly, according to the Making of Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Book, Camilla's... mature design caused her to look older than Kozaki had originally planned, so he designed her portraits to have "childlike" traces within them to downplay her maturity.
- Onee-sama: To Elise, who dyed parts of her hair purple in order to emulate her.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Camilla's bangs cover one of her eyes, but the eye that's covered depends on the direction her in-game portrait is facing (her left eye is covered when she's facing left, and vice-versa). However, official artwork and her Private Quarters model shows that it's supposed to be covering her left eye.
- Pet the Dog: Implied to have done this at several points in the story for some people;
- Despite being regarded as absolutely merciless to her enemies, she took pity on Beruka when the latter tried and failed to assassinate her a sharp contrast from where anyone who normally makes an enemy of her is swiftly struck down. She explains this was because of how despondent Beruka had looked when she failed her job, equating her to having been "a doll whose windup mechanism had broken" and offering her a job to save her life.
- Ironically, it's subverted when it comes to the Avatar; Niles makes the mistake of saying this is Camilla's reason for doting on them as a way of compensating for her having a life full of misery and cruelty, but she corrects him by stating it's because she knows what it's like to be alone and doesn't want the Avatar to ever feel what she felt growing up.
- In Chapter 24 of Conquest, despite her immense rivalry with/dislike of Hinoka and having once threatened to leave her begging and broken, she goes out of her way to convince the latter to go into hiding so as to spare their lives.
- Playing with Fire: Uses Ragnarok in Chapter 13 of Birthright.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Time to play!"
"You've been naughty!"
- Her Spring Festival incarnation:
"Don't get carried away!"
"Spring is here!"
- Promotion to Parent: Being the eldest female in the family and having first-hand experience with abuse from a parent, Camilla tries to fill in for the mothers of the younger children who either didn't know their mother (like the Avatar) or were neglected by them (like Leo and Elise).
- Royalty Superpower: As a descendant of the First Dragons, she is able to use Dragon Veins, which will be inherited by any child mothered by her.
- Russian Reversal: In her A support with Keaton, when he expresses concerns that she might not be capable of making her way home by herself (actually, he needed directions).
- Second Love: She claims that she had feelings for the Male Avatar from the moment he entered her family in their S-support. Backed up by her actions throughout the story, any man she marries (aside from the Male Avatar) will be this for her.
- Secret Test of Character: Seems to subject Kaze to one in their Supports; she invites him (by way of a direct order) to a tea party under the pretense of wanting to see what women find desirable in him, but later reveals that her true aim was to test his integrity when a woman comes on to him. This is because she heard he'd helped some of her subordinates out of a scuffle despite his being Hoshidan, which intrigued her as to how he was so principled as to help members of an opposing kingdom simply because it was the proper thing to do, prompting her to hold a tea party so as to confirm his character for herself.
- Sexy Walk: She strolls seductively towards the Avatar during the introduction scene before her fight in Birthright.
- Shared Family Quirks:
- Kiragi of all people is revealed to have inherited her Yandere nature in the Child Scramble DLC, if he's her son (and she's rather surprised about it). Same goes for Shiro and, to a smaller degree, Velouria.
- If Nina or Soleil is her daughter, then the Child Scramble DLC also reveals that their respective Yaoi Fangirl and Yuri Fangirl obsessions are partially derived from Camilla's obsessive nature and flirty demeanor. Furthermore, Nina will also reveal she has a tendency to be maternal while Soleil will inherit an enjoyment of battle. If Sophie is her daughter, she also implies that her slicing away people's clothes and leaving them naked is also derived from Camilla's own overly-suggestive nature.
- Additionally, Soleil will reveal she's inherited her mother's ample assets, though her wearing a shirt makes it less apparent than Camilla's armored corset does.
- Shock and Awe: She starts with a Thunder tome.
- Smarter Than You Look: As mentioned above, she makes clever use of the dragon veins in Chapter 23, but also has Ragnarok to deal with archers.
- Sweet Tooth: In her B support with Xander, it's revealed she's a fan of sweets, bonbons in particular.
- Statuesque Stunner:
- While there aren't official heights given for the characters in Fates, Camilla appears to be very tall for a woman, and is the tallest female character in the game going by the official artwork and in-game character models. The main visual shows her leaning on one leg◊, and if she were standing up fully, she'd be nearly as tall as Xander or Ryoma, who are amongst the tallest characters in the game. And as we can clearly see, Camilla's height doesn't detract from her attractiveness one bit.note
- More or less confirmed in this in-game sprite chart, where a swimsuit-clad and barefoot Camilla stands eye to eye with the not exactly short Leo and Takumi.
- Stripperiffic: She has armor covering everything except for her cleavage and panties. Her boss intro will remind you of this.
- Team Mom:
- Despite being a Ms. Fanservice and a huge tease, Camilla easily fills this role for the Nohr faction. She's implied to have been a Parental Substitute for Leo and Elise, is a Benevolent Boss to Beruka and Selena, teases her prospect husband Takumi by trying to feed him like a kid, and some of her lines towards enemies have her talking to them as if they were naughty children that she's about to spank. Also, in Revelation she can S-Support with Ryoma, who is the Team Dad of the Hoshido side.
- Her solo and paired endings, especially the localized ones, reinforce this. In the former, she withdraws from political affairs, and focuses on humanitarian efforts, eventually adopting as many as 11 children by some accounts. Her paired ending has her give up her royal title and spend her days at home doting on her family.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: The support chain with Hinoka shows that she's pretty good at sewing and knitting, and in the C Support she says she repaired the Avatar's cape with her own hands. She then teaches Hinoka to sew, even when it takes Hinoka a while to improve.
- The Tease: Not only towards the Avatar but also to people like her subordinates, Hinoka, and Takumi. Amusingly, she ends up teasing the latter so much that he ends up as a borderline blubbering school boy in front of her. When appearing in a Hoshidan Kimono for Fire Emblem Heroes' New Years banner, she also notes seductively that her kimono "isn't quite tailored for her", in reference to her protruding bust. Her Adrift, Summer, and Hot Springs alts all point out that the summoner blushes profusely around her, with the latter two taking delight in it. In the Japanese version of her summoning quote, Camilla's Hot Springs version asks if she should bare her back to the summoner, before wondering if perhaps they want to see even more. In Fire Emblem Warriors, her victory animation has her playfully note that "her eyes are up here" while adjusting the camera, clearly aware of the where the viewer's gaze was directed.
- The Three Faces of Eve: Camilla is a mixture of "seductress" and "wife". Her fellow Nohr princesses, Elise and Azura, are the "child" and "wife," respectively.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: On the third path, she appears to be the Girly Girl to Hinoka's Tomboy, according to their support conversations.
- Trademark Favorite Food: According to Xander in their supports, her favorite food is a lightly grilled steak, though she is very particular about the seasonings and sauces. He also notes she has a bit of a Sweet Tooth for bonbons.
- Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Does this in Chapter 11 of Conquest upon facing Hinoka, taking the chance to rub it in that the Avatar chose their adoptive family as their real one over the one they were born into - and that, by extension, they chose Camilla over Hinoka as their big sister. Caps it off by telling Hinoka she'll pretty much make her beg for mercy by the end, and that the Avatar doesn't need any other big sister but her.Camilla: My sweet brother/sister will never return to you. S/he knows who his/her true family is, and it's not the one s/he left in Hoshido. S/he chose Nohr. More specifically, s/he chose me over you. Deal with it.
Hinoka: You! Y-you'll pay for that!
Camilla: Now prepare to beg, Princess. My dear Avatar only needs one big sister! That's why you're the one person I simply can't lose to!
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: Uses it to store maps in her supports with the Avatar. In the Japanese version it's actually in-between her breasts, whereas in the localization it's in her bra. Possibly justified, as her outfit clearly lacks any kind of pockets or place to carry something, as she herself mentions.
- Warrior Princess: While being a princess, she also serves as a powerful and merciless Lightning Bruiser while fighting on the battlefield.
- Weapon of Choice: While Camilla's Axe is not a personal weapon in Fates, it's unique to her in both Warriors and Heroes.
- Yandere: Choosing Hoshido will cause the already emotionally shattered Camilla to become desperate enough to turn murderous towards the Hoshidan family. She justifies her actions with "if I kill them all, they will come back to me". In Revelation, she's ordered to kill the Avatar by Garon and does so declaring her deepest affections despite having to kill them, and that she'll at least be there for their final moments. When she's defeated, she asks the Avatar to kill her, plus she believes Garon will probably execute her anyway for failing him, but he or she ultimately calm her down and convince her to join them instead.
- In a more comical example, she jokingly threatens to go full yandere when Selena mentions she might need to leave her service in the future. Mentioning that she might kill her or chop off her legs to prevent her from leaving.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Is on the giving end of this to Elise in their supports, revealing she actually envies the latter as being both a more 'cute' and especially a more hopeful person than herself.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or rather, lilac hair.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Her leg armor forms a Grade A variation.
The third eldest of the Nohr royal family, and younger brother to the Avatar. An avid studier of tomes, Leo is considered a genius who can flawlessly handle any situation. Despite his cold demeanor, he's actually kind underneath it all. Wielder of the legendary tome, Brynhildr. Objectively loves tomatoes more than anyone else could. His birthday is June 30th.
He is the protagonist of the manga The Crown of Nibelung, which shows Corrin choosing Revelations and his reaction to his sister leaving and the insidious force that works behind the scenes.
- Academic Athlete: Believe it or not, but official◊ art◊ shows Leo to have quite the well-toned body. This makes sense considering his use of swords as a Dark Knight, as well as constantly wearing heavy-looking plate armor.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: His S-support with a Female Avatar is a textbook example.Leo: I know - it's just... You're all I ever think about. I love you so much, I'm in agony!
- Anti-Hero: While Leo is good at heart, he's definitely the most ruthless out of all the Avatar's Nohrian siblings, being quite willing to Pay Evil unto Evil upon his enemies.
- Always Someone Better: Revealed to feel this way towards Xander in their support. He ended up choosing magic over fighting with swords, because he was convinced that he could never be as good with them as his older brother. In their A Support, Xander reveals he was purposely trying to stay ahead of Leo.Xander: You were so concerned about being inferior to me in any way... But of course you were. You were younger and much less experienced. You said that when we were young, I excelled at everything.
Leo: You did. You were unstoppable.
Xander: That's only because I had already been training for years! It's only natural. Yet even with my advantage, you were closing the gap between us so quickly... If you had bested me, the eldest prince... I would have failed as your brother. That's part of why I tried so hard. As your brother, it's my job to stay one step ahead.
- Armor-Piercing Response: Deals one to Hinoka in Revelation. The former claims to only believe in her own power, and Leo admits that he's surprised to hear this. When Hinoka asks Leo to explain himself, he responds as follows.Leo: From what I've seen, many of your retainers and subordinates put all their faith in you. But you in turn only trust in your own capabilities...
Leo: You can't possibly believe that you can win this war all by yourself.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: For a certain value of bad guy; he tends to kill plot-related antagonists that the Avatar is hesitating to kill. This includes Iago on both routes and Zola on Conquest and Revelation.
- Battle Couple: Can marry the Female Avatar, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, and any of the Nohr girls (except for his sisters, as well as Flora), as well as the Hoshidan princesses Hinoka and Sakura in Revelation.
- Benevolent Mage Ruler: He ultimately takes the throne of Nohr in the ending of the Hoshido route, as both King Garon and Xander are dead, and Camilla (who is older than him and first in line for the throne after Xander) decides she isn't cut out to be the queen.
- He will also become a female Avatar's Prince Consort at the end of Revelation if she marries him.
- Bishōnen: Official art drawn by Kozaki Yusuke shows that Leo is very slender with fairly long eyelashes. He muses on his effeminate looks in the Private Quarters and claims that he has been told that his face resembles a girl's. Which would explain where his son Forrest got his looks from.
- Black Knight:
- Like Xander, Leo has this going for him with his black armor and black horse wearing a horned helmet. Only his personal tome Brynhildr clashes with this, but Leo describes it as dark magic all the same.
- His introduction cutscene takes the cake, since the Avatar and their group are fighting him in what may as well be a graveyard.
- Broken Ace: Despite being a skilled mage and tactician, like Takumi, he often suffers from a lack of self-worth. Plus, being raised in a Deadly Decadent Court left other kinds of mental and emotional scars, like being aware from a very early age that his mother didn't love him and only wanted to use him as a tool to ascend socially and seriously screwing up with his own son.
- BrotherSister Incest: Downplayed. He acts very blushy and flustered towards his older sister, Camilla, while also viewing the Avatar as something of a rival in gaining her affection, and The Making of guide book reveals that he indeed harbors an unrequited crush on her.
- He also implies in his S-support with a female Avatar (or outright states, in the Japanese version) that he was already in love with her before he found out they were Not Blood Related.
- Brutal Honesty: He is a blunt advisor and teacher, plainly stating the flaws in Felicia pursuing her maid career and the Avatar's attempts at strategy in their supports.
- Casting a Shadow: His personal tome Brynhildr is a Dark Magic tome. It looks anything but, though.
- The Charmer: He proves himself quite capable of flattering women in a lot of his supports with them, especially during S-supports.
- Comes Great Responsibility:
- He takes his role as a tactician very seriously and, despite his outwardly cold and pragmatic nature, his supports with Effie highlight how much he agonizes over finding the best possible strategy to ensure everyone comes out alive and taking every death, potential or otherwise, as a personal failure on his part.
- In his supports with his son, Forrest, it's revealed that Forrest has misgivings as to whether he can handle or is worthy of such power as the Brynhildr tome. In a surprising amount of self-thought, Leo essentially says this in regards to Brynhildr.Leo: I see... It's noble that you wish to keep people from harm. I certainly don't want to force the book upon you. However, I think there is another way to look at the situation. Powerful magic is dangerous, but it can also be used to protect people. [...] There are those who will always wish to take advantage of the weak. History has shown us this time and time again. But a strong defense can repel even the most vicious attack. It can sometimes even prevent fighting altogether. Can we agree on that much? [...] It's a double-edged sword. The important thing is to be thoughtful and to wield your power responsibly. [...] I have great faith in you, Forrest. In my heart, I know that you would use Brynhildr wisely. Considering your compassionate nature and loving heart... You could do far greater things with this tome than I've ever dreamed of. [...] Abusing one's power is a great evil in this world. Possibly the greatest. Since receiving this book, I've always tried to keep that in mind. I've often wondered how best to use it. What actions are permitted. As the heir of Brynhildr, I hope you will do the same someday. Control of the earth, gravity, and life itself will be in your hands.
- Compassionate Critic: He's rather prone to making blunt or on-the-nose remarks about people, but often does so out of a genuine desire to see them take note of or improve upon their faults. The most notable of these being his Supports with Felicia and the Avatar.
- The Comically Serious: Has this type of dynamic with his siblings, such as when the Avatar apologizes for making fun of his clothes being inside-out. He simply tells them he can apologize by not mentioning it ever again.
- Cool Sword: Played with; As a Dark Knight, he can use them, but his stats favor attacking magically instead, and there's also a sword with an ice-effect texture named after him in-game that complements his cold demeanor and aptitude with magic, though it's something that must be acquired rather than started with and can actually be wielded by anyone with the needed weapon-rank and magic level.
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: More-so than even Camilla it seems; while neither one appears to have any qualms against it, he's the only sibling canonically shown to execute his enemies in cold blood rather than the heat of battle like Camilla. Furthermore, unlike Camilla, Leo is perfectly fine spending time in burial grounds, as evidenced by his picking one for a battlefield in Birthright, whereas Camilla seemed unnerved by Keaton's taking human bones from a grave for his collection.
- Deadpan Snarker: Tends to needle his siblings with dryly sarcastic remarks. Special mention goes to his Supports with Selena, though, when he parrots her words back at her;'"Calm down. It's just a game. Oh, wait... isn't that what losers say? Heh heh."
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: In Leo's Private Quarters lines, he mentions that people often mistake him for a woman because of his feminine physical features, much to his dismay.
- Elemental Powers: Able to wield various magic tomes. His Signature Spell, Brynhildr, involves sharp, verdant trees shooting up from underground and impaling the opponent from below. In the cutscene before fighting him on the Birthright route, he uses it to make rocks and earth levitate. It's also described as being able to control gravity. Leo himself describes it as dark magic in his supports.
- Everyone Has Standards:
- In Revelation, he, an enemy at the time, kills Zola when he holds Sakura hostage, considering what he was doing a cowardly tactic.
- He doesn't trust Iago one bit. If his recruitment quote in Revelation is an indication, he also doesn't approve of the school of illusion magic.
- He's no stranger to killing and is usually the first to advocate it in regards to dealing with enemies, but his Supports with Peri showcase his insistence on there being justifiable cause — cold-blooded killing is one thing; unprovoked murder of innocents is something else altogether.
- Despite his advocating pragmatism and impersonality in killing, even he is taken aback by how dispassionate Beruka can be in their supports. He's also shown to be very much unnerved by the idea of family killing family for any reason, as evidenced when Beruka admits to killing her adoptive father as part of a contract, or when having to accept that his own father is a monster and being forced to help stop him in both Conquest and Revelation.
- Flanderization: In the spin-off games featuring Leo, several aspects of his character are heavily played up. The most notable traits are his love of tomatoes, and his collar being wrong. While both of these traits were part of Leo's character, the tomato jokes came from some flavor text saying that Leo often used Brynhildr to create ground for food to be grown, and that tomatoes were the best food to be grown using it. In Warriors and Heroes, his love of tomatoes is treated as a major part of his character to the point where he even eats one in one of his specials in Warriors. As for his collar, it was something that happened roughly twice in Fates, yet every game since plays it up as Leo's main comedic shtick.
- Foil: To Takumi. Both specialize at long-range combat, have rather serious self-depreciation issues, and struggled to escape their brothers' shadows by taking different routes. However, Takumi is a physically-oriented archer who is desperate to improve himself, while the magically-oriented Leo is an acknowledged genius. Both had tried to compete with their brothers at swordplay only to try another route when they couldn't match up, but Takumi retired the sword entirely while Leo made it his secondary choice. Takumi struggles to bond with the Avatar due to his bitterness and distrust of them; meanwhile, Leo's loyalty and love for the Avatar actually harms his loyalty to Garon. At the end of Birthright, Leo and the Avatar make up and resolve their conflict on good terms. In Conquest, Takumi is blinded by his hatred, allowing him to be possessed by Anankos and ultimately dies at the Avatar's hands, only expressing his regret at the very end. In their Revelation supports, however, the two find that they're Not So Different. Both Leo and Takumi present a cold front, but are ultimately kind at heart and something of a bookworm. In addition, both Takumi and Leo will have sons who end up more open and friendlier than themselves.
- Glad He's on Our Side: The Avatar has a moment of this in Conquest, thinking that they wouldn't want to face Leo's ruthlessness after he kills Zola. They get the chance in Birthright, but even then Leo can't bring himself to seriously harm his sibling.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He was always jealous that the Avatar was the center of Camilla's attention, and received praise from Xander.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: The majority of his Love Interests (save for Nyx and Sakura) invert this, as aside from those two, they tend to be close-range fighters in their base classes.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: Subverted. Much like Takumi, Leo started off with a sword, but picked up magic once he realized he'd go crazy if he kept trying to surpass Xander. Unlike Takumi, he can still use swords in his base class, but his stats and growths are still much better suited for spellcasting. He does, however, have a sword named after him that runs off his magic stat.
- High Collar of Doom: His outfit comes with one, just like all other members of the Dark Knight class.
- Irony: In his Supports with Hinoka in Revelation, he criticizes her for always trying to ride out to the front of battle in an attempt to try and prevent or less the risk of anyone dying, but Effie's Supports reveal he himself often anguishes over how best to make sure nobody dies; the only difference is that one uses physical action while the other uses tactics.
- I Was Just Passing Through: He insists that this was the reason he saved Sakura from Zola in Revelation, but given what we learn of his feelings towards the Avatar in Birthright, it's quite possible that this was a ruse so he could find some evidence himself that backed up the Avatar's claims about Garon.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Leo's stats are relatively balanced, with a focus on Magic, making him rather flexible like Odin, but he is noticeably rather slow, though not to the extent of Xander.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's blunt, sarcastic, and willing to kill if necessary, but cares for those close to him and is surprisingly committed to doing the right thing.
- Life Drain: Can learn Lifetaker, a skill that lets him recover up to half his HP if he kills an enemy on his turn.
- Lonely at the Top: Expresses as much to Camilla; even though Xander was elder than him, his being the prodigy of the family meant everyone assumed he could both take care of himself and was better off without their meddling, even though attention like what the Avatar got was actually what he craved the most. He even voices as much to the Avatar themselves, noting that more than anything he wished to have had someone by his side to help with the tough times rather than being considered the lone wolf who always had everything handled.
- Love Confession:I've hidden my feelings for so long... I can't believe you felt the same way all this time. Stay with me forever.
- Mage Killer: Leo has a high Resistance stat, gets the "Seal Magic" skill to temporarily lower the Magic stat of any opponent he battles, and his special tome also has a chance to halve any magic damage he does receive. Enemy magic users usually have a difficult time harming him.
- Magic Knight: As a Dark Knight, he can wield swords as well as magic, though his growths favor magic.
- Meaningful Name:
- In the epic poem Nibelungenlied, Brynhildr, or Brünnhilde, is the queen of Iceland. The hero of the same poem, Siegfried, is the namesake of Xander's legendary sword.
- His own name, aside from the obvious Latin, could also be derived from the Spanish leo ("I read") or the Anglo-Saxon leorna ("to learn").
- Mundane Utility: Word of God in an interview states that Leo uses the legendary tome Brynhildr to grow tomatoes for himself and for others. His My Castle lines for ore gathering likewise have him show embarrassment at using his his tome's magic to harvest minerals.
- Named Weapons: His personal tome, Brynhildr.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Leo seems to have a thing for the occult, and in Birthright, chooses a graveyard in a very creepy forest as the place where he will execute the Avatar for their betrayal. In the Beach Brawl DLC, he and his retainers also start out in a graveyard surrounded by a poisonous marsh.
- Off-Model: He officially has brown eyes, but he's shown having green eyes on the official box art.
- Parents as People: The crux of his and Forrest's relationship is him, a teenager with zero parental experience and a terrible start as such, learning how to be an actually good father. In Forrest's paralogue, it's shown that Leo is openly disdainful of his crossdressing and repeatedly voices his contempt and disappointment over it (plus it's strongly implied that this is how he treated him since he was a young child). However, once this tension reaches a breaking point and Forrest not only ends up in danger because of it, but ultimately stands up for himself and his choices, Leo realizes that he's been doing it wrong, so he makes constant and sincere efforts to mend their bonds before it's too late. It reflects in their supports: in their C one, he asks Forrest exactly why he crossdresses and is respectful towards him when Forrest explains himself, then their B and A talks mostly revolve around Forrest eventually inheriting the Brynhildr tome. As a result, he listens to, and attempts to work out how his son can eventually come into wielding its power for good, as mentioned above in Comes Great Responsibility. Leo's enormous mistakes haven't been erased, he's aware of it, and once he realizes how badly he was doing it, he works incredibly hard on not repeating them.
- Pet the Dog: Played with in the case of Niles when they first met but ultimately subverted. Niles had been abandoned by his surrogate family of thieves and lost his will to live, asking Leo to kill him after being caught. Despite being the first to advocate killing defeated enemies as a pragmatic matter of course, with Niles he instead offered a place at his side but instead of being due to pity, it was curiosity toward Niles' past and mindset.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner"Nothing but cinders."
"I will erase you!"
"You can't hide from me!"
"You should have surrendered!"
- The Power of Hate: Subverted. Leo tries mustering up hatred for the Avatar for leaving Nohr in his fight against them in Birthright. Unlike Takumi in Conquest, Leo couldn't bring himself to kill the Avatar, due to still having some love for them.
- The Power of Love: The reason why he wasn't able to bring himself to kill the Avatar in the Birthright route despite numerous opportunities to do so. He tried to build up as much hatred to bring himself to kill the Avatar, but his love for his older sibling wins out over his attempted hatred. This is speculated to have prevented him from being possessed by Anankos, which is a stark contrast to how Anankos manages to possess Takumi in the Conquest route.
- Pragmatic Hero: His personal skill is called "Pragmatic", and allows him to deal extra damage to injured enemies. As opposed to Xander, Leo has little concern for honor or mercy, being perfectly fine with executing defeated enemies rather than risk letting them live to make more trouble in the future.
- The Resenter: He admits to have always been jealous of the Avatar for holding Xander and Camilla's attention, in Birthright even saying he secretly hated them for this. His hatred is actually a lie, as Leo still loves the Avatar despite it all.
- Reverse Arm-Fold: Leo seems to enjoy this pose, as he uses it in his portrait, character model, and his Private Quarters model.
- Running Gag: Constantly putting his clothes on inside out. It happens at least once in any story line (twice in Birthright, the second time being a Brick Joke) and Odin's support with Felicia reveals that it's not an unusual occurrence.
- Royalty Superpower: As a descendant of the First Dragons, he is able to use Dragon Vein.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Like the rest of his siblings, he is obedient to his father, but doesn't agree with his senseless violence, and in one scene, he fakes killing Rinkah and Kaze to both please the Avatar and get Garon off their backs.
- The Smart Guy: Of the Nohr family, potentially played as an Anti Villainous Genius if you side with Hoshido.
- Smart People Play Chess: His favourite way to spend his free time besides reading.
- The Strategist: He's noted to be a supremely intelligent and competent strategist, and several of his supports focus on that skill.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He's fairly formal and can be quite cold, but is just as fond of the Avatar as his other siblings are. He also shows a warm, caring side towards his possible love interest, retainers and children.
- Supporting Protagonist: Is this to the female Avatar in the Crown of Nibelungen manga, which is written from his perspective.
- Teen Genius: He's incredibly intelligent and younger than the Avatar, making him this.
- This Is Unforgivable!: In one scene, he has this reaction to the Avatar siding with Hoshido.Leo: Nohrian law is blunt on the subject of traitors. There is only one punishment. The sentence is death.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Leo loves tomatoes, to the point that it's his defining trait in his roster description. The Fire Emblem spin-off games always make sure to mention it somehow when he appears.
- Tragic Keepsake: His S14 Cipher card depicts him in possession of his older brother's sword Siegfried in the aftermath of Birthright.
- Tranquil Fury:
- When he faces the Avatar in Birthright, he states a traitor like them deserve only death in a cold, emotionless tone. After you beat him, he reveals it was all just an act. He tried to muster up enough anger and hate in order to kill the Avatar, but he just couldn't do it because he still loved them.
- When he faces Iago — which happens in all three routes he's outwardly calm while obviously furious, right before he executes Iago as a traitor.
- The above also can be applied to Zola in Conquest, outwardly stoic despite his words showing clear disgust at the latter's actions.
- Tsundere: Especially with the Avatar, likely as a result of his jealousy toward them. For example, he claims that he only spared Rinkah and Kaze because Camilla and Elise get upset when the Avatar is troubled. His actions were probably more driven by his personal concern for the Avatar than he would like to admit, since all three paths show that Leo truly loves the Avatar just as much as their other siblings do despite his jealousy.
- Weapon of Choice: The Brynhildr, a strong magic tome which can reduce any magic damage down by half.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Towards his older siblings, especially Camilla. This might be because, according to his supports with Elise, ever since he was a tiny boy, Leo was aware that his mother didn't really love him, so he probably sees Camilla as a mix of sisterly and motherly figure.
- Why Can't I Hate You?: Leo's feelings toward the Avatar in Birthright, admitting upon his defeat that he tried his hardest to genuinely hate them after their betrayal of Nohr, but simply could not do so because he knew they were a good person and still saw them as family. Played a bit straighter if the Avatar is female.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: A lot of Leo's supports involve him lifting the spirits of others in his own way. It ranges from low-key (such as helping the Avatar better learn large-scale battle tactics and praising them for what they already know) to outright giving those with lower esteem a major lift. His praising the contributions of Mozu (a farm girl trying to prove herself in battle) and Sakura in Revelation (where he tells her that her status as a healer makes her vital for his war councils) are two prominent examples of the latter. On the flip side, he's on the receiving end of this in his supports with his older siblings.
The fourth of the Avatars Nohrian kin, and youngest of the royal family. Although she appears to be a spoiled child who loves to play, Elise is both innocent and surprisingly insightful. Loves her brothers and sisters dearly and always darts around them like a little puppy. Very good at remembering birthdays. Her birthday is March 19th.
Voiced by: Ayaka Suwa (Japanese), Natalie Lander (English)
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Elise is clearly very young, but she can still marry and mother a child. Most of them actually come out older than she is!
- All Girls Like Ponies: As a Troubadour, she is a mounted unit.
- All-Loving Heroine: Elise wants the best for everyone and has unlimited kindness and compassion towards everyone, regardless of if the person is Hoshidan or Nohrian. Even the normally-sourpuss members of the army like Jakob and Niles can't help but humor her exuberance, while her and Xander's Supports deal with her showing overt compassion to enemies and pirates.
- The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest and shortest of the Nohr siblings. Has girlish pigtails and bubbly personality to match.
- Badass Adorable: Especially after being promoted into an attacking unit, where her high Magic growth translates into great damage.
- Battle Couple: Can marry a Male Avatar, Jakob, Silas, Kaze, and any Nohrian guys (save for her brothers, and Gunter), plus Ryoma and Takumi in Revelation.
- Beware the Nice Ones: In Chapter 26 of Conquest, when Hans and Iago threaten the Avatar's life and the Nohr siblings decide to finally take revenge upon them for all the suffering they've caused, prior to the battle, she says to the latter's face that she's dreamed of beating them both to a pulp. Also, one of her critical quotes is "You're going down, scumbag!".
- Big Brother Worship: She clearly adores the Avatar no matter their gender and loves all her older siblings. In Birthright, she is perfectly willing to take a killing blow from her also beloved eldest (and most powerful) brother to protect the Avatar. In the third path, she joins the Avatar fully aware that doing so would bring her in conflict with Xander and Leo.
- Cheerful Child: Well, she may technically be an adult, but she looks and acts like a little girl.
- The Chick: The cheerful, girly, moral center for her Nohrian siblings.
- Combat Medic: Regardless of if she promotes into a Maid or Strategist, she's be able to fight and heal.
- Comically Missing the Point: In her B-Support with Benny, she mistakes his comment about eating "people food" as him admitting to cannibalism.
- Custom Uniform: Her Troubadour and Strategist uniforms are black with some pink over the standard blue/red coloration, and have a wide skirt in lieu of pants.
- Cuteness Proximity: Elise really likes cute things. In her supports with Keaton, she shows that she likes cute dogs and how he reminds her of one. One of her accessory shop quotes include:"Working around so many cute things is hard! I want one of each!"
- The Cutie: The most sincere, loving and selfless of the Nohrian siblings. She's described as a ray of sunshine within her kingdom.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Makes it clear in Kaze's Supports that, while she sympathizes with others easily, she dislikes feeling as though someone let her win — especially if it's because they're either afraid she can't take losing or that they just shouldn't defeat a princess. This is actually the basis of her and Niles' Supports, where she develops a friendship with him and goes to him for advice precisely because he doesn't sugar-coat anything or hold back on her account.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: She passes away while in Xander's arms after taking a lethal blow meant for the Avatar during Birthright's story.
- Duet Bonding: Her supports with Sakura in the third path are built upon this trope, with her playing the violin and Sakura playing the koto.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her outfit takes some inspiration from the look.
- Elemental Powers: Able to wield various elemental magic tomes if she promotes to Strategist.
- Expy: Of Lissa in Awakening. Both are the energetic, younger sisters of royal family members (Chrom for Lissa and Xander, Camilla, the Avatar, and Leo for Elise) who also serve as The Heart of the group, and their starting classes are healers. Incidentally, she can be Lissa's daughter-in-law if she marries Odin.
- Famous Last Words: After she jumps in front of a blow meant for the Avatar in Birthright.Elise: Xander... Your sword... Lay it down for me... Nohr needs more from you... Not just your strength... (groans in pain) What we need.... And a warm hand... and tears. That's the way. Try to be at peace.
- Foil: To Sakura. Both are healing Little Sister Heroine girls who adore their elder sibling, but Elise is clearly more childish and energetic than the unassuming and timid Sakura. While both are both very open-hearted and compassionate, Elise tends to be more oblivious and straightforward, while Sakura is very self-conscious.
- Freaky Is Cool: While Odin's over-the-top roleplaying is noted to be off-putting to many people, Elise enjoys it.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: In the cutscene before Conquest chapter 13, she survives a direct shot from Takumi's Fujin Yumi. In normal gameplay, his stats on Normal mode alone are more than enough to kill her in one hit unless she's grinded all the way to a 20/1 Strategist, never mind Hard or Lunatic.
- Genki Girl: Energetic and excitable, Elise is the fun-loving spirit of her family. She's even one of the few people who take Odin's theatrics at face-value, finding it fun to be part of.
- Glass Cannon: Once Elise promotes to Strategist, she puts out the hurt with her incredibly high Magic, but her low HP and Defense make her very mortal.
- Go Through Me: In Birthright, Elise gets in Xander's way when he's about to fight the Avatar, which distracts him long enough for the Avatar to escape.
- Graceful Loser: As evidenced in her My Castle arena quotes and the Beach Brawl defeat quote, she seems to take losing rather well as motivation to get stronger. The only time this is really subverted is usually in regards to any comparisons between her and Sakura.
- Green-Eyed Monster: While Elise is generally sweet-natured, any mention of her Hoshidan counterpart Sakura be it by Azura or the Avatar tends to provoke a jealous tantrum from her. It's largely averted in the Revelation route, where she quickly befriends Sakura.
- Hair Decorations: Each of her Mega Twintails sports huge black bows with white brooches.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Even if the Avatar chooses Hoshido, she stays in Nohr but is never shown once as antagonistic. In fact, the girl is so kind and heroic that she gives her life trying to stop Xander and the Avatar's fight to the death.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Combined with Senseless Sacrifice. In the Birthright campaign, she takes a sword slash from Xander to protect the Avatar. The "Heroic Sacrifice" part is that it does save the Avatar. The "Senseless Sacrifice" part is that it ultimately accomplished nothing else. When she requested to Xander to stop fighting the Avatar while drawing her last breath, Xander, despite being saddened and broken, still fought the Avatar to the last breath. Arguably, it even makes the situation worse, as when Laslow and Peri see her corpse, they assume that the Hoshidans killed her and didn't respect their promise of not interfering with Xander's and the Avatar's duel. Xander, having crossed the Despair Event Horizon after accidentally killing his sister, is too shaken to properly refute the accusations. Therefore, Peri and Laslow bring soldiers to attack the Hoshidans in order to protect Xander, forcing the Hoshidans to fight. And, unless you quickly defeat Xander with the Avatar, Laslow, Peri, and dozens of soldiers die in the ensuing battle.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Played with;
- Despite her optimistic outlook on the world, some of her Supports chiefly Ryoma's and the Avatar's show she actually views herself as something of a burden her siblings are always having to protect, due to being both the youngest and support-oriented, and she often wishes she were a better fighter so as to help protect her family.
- She likewise seems to lament her lack of femininity, asking Camilla in their Supports if there's any way for Elise to become as tall and shapely as her big sister.
- Hidden Depths: Despite seeming rather childish, Elise is actually quite mentally mature. She reveals in Jakob's Supports that she knows full well it's immature to play games in the midst of a bloody war, explaining that her always being playful is to help alleviate the grimness and stress of the conflict. She also acknowledges in Azura's supports that a lasting peace between nations is something that not everyone will ever agree on even if they win, but that believes it to be the best course to pursue nonetheless.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: If paired up with Ryoma Elise doesn't even come up to his shoulder. This plays a small part in their supports, with him using the height difference to fetch her kite, which is stuck in a tree, for her.
- The Ingenue: She hits most of the marks for this one, though she falls more on the cute side rather than beautiful; she's very good-natured and idealistic to the point of naiveté as is later dealt with in her and Xander's supports and doesn't seem to see any issue in mixed bathing (at least among her siblings), as evidenced when she asks a Male Avatar to take part in a belly-flop contest should they stumble in on her at the hot springs. However, she proves to have a fair bit of toughness to her, and she's not immune to seeing fault in others or herself she just tries to move past those things.
- Innocent Flower Girl: Elise escapes from Castle Krakenburg to Windham, the Nohr capital, in Birthright. When the Avatar goes there with their group, they find her selling flowers to help out her nanny and host Cassita.
- Kill the Cutie: Only in Birthright.
- King Incognito: She likes to spend her time exploring Nohr's slums in disguise, sometimes selling flowers as a common merchant and donating the money made. This hobby is how she met Effie. This probably explains her having Maid as a promotion option.
- Lampshade Hanging: The dub makes sure everyone knows Elise is of legal age in one of the very first chapters via Leo's comments about her being an adult.
- Love Confession:I promise to be a great wife! I love you more than anything EVER! Never leave me.
- Ma'am Shock: She reacts this way towards her nephew Forrest in the latter's paralogue after he calls her "aunt", as it makes her feel older than she would like.
- Magikarp Power: Elise starts out as a very squishy healer with no way of defending herself, which causes the AI to prioritize her if she's left in range. Once the player grinds her up to the point where she can be promoted, her extremely high Magic stat can be put to use for attacking, making her one of the strongest magic units in the game.
- Meaningful Name: Für Elise (For Elise) is one of Ludwig van Beethoven's most famous works. Contrasts with Sakura, whose name also references a famous Japanese folk song.
- Mega Twintails: Has huge, spiraling pigtails.
- Modest Royalty: Played with; her Supports with Effie reveal that she'd often looked like a "muddy little girl" when in town playing with others, though whether this was because of a deliberate attempt to disguise herself and sneak away from guards or simply because she didn't see flashy clothes as a necessity is up for debate.
- Modesty Shorts: She wears black shorts under her dress.
- Multicolored Hair: Those aren't purple ribbons spiraled around her blonde pigtails — Elise dyed strips of her hair lavender out of admiration for Camilla.
- Nice Girl: She's is described as a friendly and kind young girl at heart. In fact, she's the only Nohr royal sibling to not get mad at the Avatar for siding with Hoshido (despite being heartbroken about it). She is also the ONLY sibling on either side that you never fight as a boss.
- No Badass to His Valet: Elise frequently befriends people who are deemed badass or scary by the other characters, and treats them like normal people no matter what. In fact, this trait of hers is what allowed the player to recruit Benny and Charlotte in Revelation.
- Older Than They Look: In the Western releases, Leo says she is technically an adult, possibly making her this.note Additionally, in her conversation with Benny in Revelation Elise says she's not "young, just short".
- Opposites Attract: If one completes her supports with Takumi on Revelation to the end, this is the case between them.
- Parental Neglect: Elise's mother never cared for her and only loved Garon. Elise even remembers her mother only calling for Garon on her deathbed.
- Picky Eater: Subverted; she notes in her My Castle lines at a garden that she'll eat anything. She even lampshades the commonality of the trope among younger characters by asking if the Avatar's surprised by her wider-ranging palate.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner:"No more holding back!"
"You're a bad influence!"
"You're going down, scumbag!"
- Princesses Prefer Pink: Elise's dress and boots are black, yes, but they have pink ribbons and bows all over.
- Royalty Superpower: As a descendant of the First Dragons, she is able to use Dragon Veins, which will be inherited by any child mothered by her.
- The Runt at the End: The members of the Nohrian royal family are generally very tall. Elise is the youngest and smallest, and even mentions that's she very short for her age.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: In Revelation Elise probably would have run off and joined the Avatar almost immediately had Camilla not cautioned her against rash action. When Elise later overhears Iago and Hans discussing the fact that Camilla herself is now fighting on the Avatar's side, this is all the proof she needs that the Avatar isn't a traitor and runs off, joining her siblings at the start of the next map.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Combined with Heroic Sacrifice. In the Birthright campaign, she takes a sword slash from Xander to protect the Avatar. The "Heroic Sacrifice" part is that it does save the Avatar. The "Senseless Sacrifice" part is that it ultimately accomplished nothing else. When she requested to Xander to stop fighting the Avatar while drawing her last breath, Xander, despite being saddened and broken, still fought the Avatar to the last breath. Arguably, it even made the situation worse, as when Laslow and Peri see her corpse, they assume that the Hoshidans killed her and didn't respect their promise of not interfere with Xander's and the Avatar's duel. Xander, having crossed the Despair Event Horizon after accidentally killing his sister, is too shaken to properly refute the accusations. Therefore, Peri and Laslow bring soldiers to attack the Hoshidans in order to protect Xander, forcing the Hoshidans to fight. And, unless you quickly defeat Xander with the Avatar, Laslow, Peri, and dozens of soldiers die in the ensuing battle.
- Spoiled Sweet: Being a princess and lavished on by her four older siblings has not made Elise a brat at all; she's perpetually cheerful, energetic, and friendly, even to the more cynical members of the army, such as Jakob and Takumi.
- Stunned Silence: She has this reaction in her and Silas's S Support when he asks her to marry him.
- Tagalong Kid: In Birthright, she joins up with the Avatar once she finds you in an effort to talk the others out of fighting you. She doesn't join your battle party, however.
- Tempting Fate: In Chapter 22 of Birthright, the player can talk to either of Elise's retainers, Effie or Arthur, to get them to stand down. Elise will dissuade her retainers from fighting, promising that once the war is over, they will all have tea together. Elise, however, will never live long enough to drink that tea.
- Tender Tears: In Birthright, she Takes The Bullet for the Avatar from Xander and begs for the latter to stop the fighting with tears in her eyes before dying.
- The Three Faces of Eve: Elise is the "child", her fellow Nohr princesses, Camilla and Azura, are the "seductress" and "wife", respectively.
- The Tragic Rose: She's not named Rose, of course, but her clothes have rose-shaped decorations and there is a lot of tragedy in her life. Including an untimely demise in the Hoshido route.
- Token Mini-Moe: She is also the youngest of all the Nohr characters.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Little Sister Heroine, sweetest and kindest of all the Nohr siblings and the most attached to the Avatar, to the point where she takes a fatal blow meant for them and dies in her eldest brother's arms. Her last words are pleading with him and the Avatar to make peace with each other... unfortunately, after this Xander commits Suicide by Cop, leaving her final wish unfulfilled.
- Undying Loyalty: Her love for the Avatar is so powerful that no matter what route you play, Elise will always support the Avatar. In fact, the only reason why she doesn't join early in Revelation is because nobody would explain what happened to the Avatar. The minute she finds out, she rushes out and joins them.
- The Unfought: She is the only sibling on either side, not counting Azura, that is never fought as a boss, owing to her unconditional love towards Corrin. While you technically can attack her on Chapter 6 of the Birthright and Revelation routes, she doesn't fight back and you get Player Punched for it.
- Unskilled, but Strong: She has a huge Magic growth, but her attacks aren't exactly that accurate due to her low Skill.
- Warrior Princess: Though often overshadowed by her older siblings, she is still of Nohrian royalty and a force to be reckoned with in battle.
- Womanchild: She is "technically an adult", straight from the mouth of Leo note , but she acts far younger than she is. That said, she's clearly capable of being mature, she just prefers not to do so.
- White Mage: A mounted one as a Troubadour. Can be upgraded into a mounted Red Mage (as a Strategist) or a Knife Nut Combat Medic (as a Maid).
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A. The twintails make it borderline grade S, but she doesn't have the Tsundere personality required.