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The character sheet is for characters first introduced in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, its remake, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem ~Heroes of Light and Darkness~, or BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles.

See also the character page for Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, which shares much of its cast with this game.

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Playable Characters

    Kris/The Avatar 

The Avatar (Kris)

Click here to see Male Kris in Fire Emblem Heroes

Click here to see Female Kris in Fire Emblem Heroes

An Altean recruit who joins the Altean army alongside Katarina, Roderick, Luke, and Ryan, and is eventually made Marth's right hand man/woman.

Class: Variable (Mercenary [M] and Myrmidon [F] are the defaults)
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Japanese, Male, Fire Emblem Heroes), Lynn (Japanese, Female, Fire Emblem Heroes), Phillip Reich (English, Male, Fire Emblem Heroes), Felecia Angelle (English, Female, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Ambiguous Gender: Awakening canonizes their name, but whether they were canonically male or female is left ambiguous. Katarina vaguely alludes to them, but which gender pronoun she uses depends on Awakening's Avatar's gender. In Heroes like all other Avatar characters both genders are capable of being summoned. The forging bonds event does seem to favor male Kris by having Lena, Julian, Marth, and Katerina say that the Kris that they knew was male. That being said, it’s noted that all the events from female Kris’s world happened exactly same as they do in her male counterpart’s. It’s also noted aside from gender both versions of Kris are the exact same person. Furthermore, it is implied that the friends from her own world are in Askr too. Lastly when considering the nature of Heroes multiverse it’s ambiguous as to whether the heroes appearing in the forging bonds event are the same versions as the ones from the original canon, or even the same ones the player summons.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Marth in New Mystery of the Emblem's boxart.
  • Badass Normal: Downplayed Trope, unlike other major protagonists, they have no divine or royal blood, or even a personal weapon. They're just a Mauve Shirt who is tough enough to kick ass up and down the continent. However they are still descended from a powerful knight and can be a Blue Blood.
  • Berserk Button: Female Kris doesn't like insults on her tomboyish nature, and pressing them is a one-way trip to a Fate Worse than Death, as shown in her C-Support with Xane.
  • BFS: Male Kris' sword in his official artwork is roughly as long as he is tall.
  • Blue Blood: One of the background options has them as the son of a noble from Altea.
  • Blood Knight: Their B-support with Marth touches on the fact that they actually enjoy fighting and getting stronger. The only thing keeping them from going off the handle is their grandfather's words of wisdom.
  • Canon Name: "Kris", as of Awakening.
  • Chick Magnet: Several characters of the opposite gender will express an interest in them.
  • Clueless Chick-Magnet: Despite that, Kris remains a Chaste Hero.
  • D-Cup Distress: Implied due to Hidden Buxom, but Female Kris gets embarrassed in her C-Support with Phina when the latter notices how big her breasts are.
  • Decoy Protagonist: They are your player-created Avatar, and the prologue chapters feature them as the main protagonist, but in the main story Marth is the true hero of the game.
  • Disc-One Nuke: The prologue gives them a massive amount of exp lead over any of your characters, even those that joined during the prologue. The first Master Seal is acquired during the third chapter of the main story. Do the math.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Implied with Female Kris; Katarina notes that girls like Roderick and Ryan more than Luke, and that some were even secretly into Kris.
  • From Zero to Hero: Downplayed Trope, Kris lived in a humble village and becomes one of Marth's greatest knights. However, their grandpa, Maclear, was a great knight of Altea and depending on player choices, they can also be the child of an Altean noble.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: Even before the game begins, New Mystery's intro spells out that Marth's "Hero of Shadow" was forgotten by history. Only at the end do you find out why: When Marth offers it, they refuse to take credit for their role in the war, believing the glory is better left to Marth so people will unite around him (as he is about to become king of Archanea). Additionally, it's a fairly tidy explanation for their insertion into Mystery's original story.
  • Has a Type: In a weird sense, given how she's Married to the Job, but all of Female Kris's potential love interests, bar Roger (whom can use bows as a General), are archers. Even if she isn't acting on it, it seems she prefers men wielding a bow.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: The player chooses their name, their face, their starting class, and even some elements of their backstory, specialty, and projected future.
  • The Hero: If you consider the 7th Platoon a minor Five-Man Band.
  • Heroic Lineage: Their grandpa, Maclear, was a powerful Knight of Altea and taught them how to fight.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Both male and female versions use a sword in their default class, and the male version even carries a BFS in official artwork. Male Kris is given a sword in Heroes as well (although Female Kris is given a lance).
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Marth, depending on gender. Especially evident in their third base conversation.
  • Hidden Buxom: While her official artwork doesn't show it, Female Kris is said to be quite stacked according to her C-Support with Phina; however, she is embarrassed when someone notices this.
    Phina: But I bet it wouldn't do you any harm to try dressing like me. After all, your chest is rather...
    Kris: W-what about my chest...!? W-wait, don't look at me like that, you're embarrassing me...
  • Identical Stranger: While he always has been a young swordsman with blue hair, Male Kris looks even more like Marth in his Heroes appearance.
  • Inconsistent Spelling: Most sources naturally rendered his/her default name as 'Chris', but the Awakening localization team decided to spell it with a K instead, possibly to keep it gender-neutral.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: An extremely loyal knight with a strong moral code; they are very much this minus the armor and the "saving the princess" thing.
  • The Lancer: To Marth.
  • Lethal Chef: They really can't cook to save their life. Caeda mentions that their confectionary tastes like steel, and in Heroes, Jakob compares their cooking to chopped laundry.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Will almost always be this, to the point where people consider him/her a Game-Breaker; a trait shared with his/her Awakening successor Robin.
  • Magnetic Hero: Referred to as such by Jagen early on.
  • Married to the Job: Unlike their successors Robin and Corrin, Kris is too focused on their job as a knight for romance.
  • Meaningful Name: Kris, or rather "Chris", is derived from "Christopher" or "Bearer of Christ" — the man who carries the Messiah on his shoulders. And given the role s/he plays for Marth...
  • Naginatas Are Feminine: In Fire Emblem Heroes female Kris is given a lance to differentiate her from male Kris.
  • No Sense of Direction: As seen in Prologue 5 and his/her supports with Roderick.
  • Not So Stoic: Samuel, Palla, and Katarina are the only ones that have him/her show more emotion.
  • Oblivious to Love: Subtlety will be missed with Kris.
    • Out of all Male Kris's suitors, only Marisha succeeds in getting him to notice her feelings, and only because she flat-out says she wants to marry him; Katarina, Norne, and Catria's obvious hints all go over his head. Female Kris isn't as bad, but she doesn't believe Jeorge when he says he wants her to stay alive because he likes her and doesn't seem to pick up on the hint that his "plan" is a proposal.
    • Ironically, Female Kris also ends up on the receiving end — she gets flustered around Horace, who thinks they're Just Friends.
    • Given Kris's personality, it's also possible that they are getting the hints and just pretend not to as a nice way of letting their suitors down.
  • O.C. Stand-in: Kris is an original character created for New Mystery, and players can customize their appearance, what class they start as, and make decisions that determine their starting stats and growth rates.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes:
    "I'll see you gone." (male)
    "I must not lose!" (male)
    "This is what I've trained for!" (male)
    "For Prince Marth!" (male)
    "I won't let you pass! (female)
    "Are you prepared?" (female)
    "Dare not underestimate me!" (female)
    "I will not lose!" (female)
    "How's this?!" (male, Plegian)
    "You're finished!" (male, Plegian)
    "Intolerable!" (male, Plegian)
    "Prepare yourself!" (male, Plegian)
  • Raised by Grandparents: They were raised by their grandfather MacLear.
  • Spirited Competitor: One of their defining characters traits other than their loyalty. In a support with Marth, Male Kris expresses concerns about this trait, worrying that it could turn him into a Blood Knight and cause him to stray from the ways of the knight.
  • The Stoic: Their calm, reliable nature is why they are subconsciously asserted as the leader of the 7th Platoon, and are looked up to by many of their allies.
  • Straight Man: Plays this to the rest of the cast.
  • Supporting Protagonist: While they serve as the player's Avatar, they mostly act as a viewpoint towards Marth.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Default Male Kris strongly resembles a cross between Marth himself and Ike, complete with a BFS, and the female one similarly resembles Mia. They even have very similar default classes, given that Ike's promotion tree is one long Mercenary expy.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Marth, to the point where he even asks why he/she is so loyal to him.
  • We Cannot Go On Without You: As with all other Fire Emblem protagonists, their death results in a game over.
  • Workaholic: Nearly all of their supports begin with or involve them training in some way, because they absolutely refuse to stop working to better themselves.


Katarina/Reese (Eine)
Click here to see Katarina in Fire Emblem Heroes
Wayward One

An Altean recruit who is training alongside Kris and the others to become a tactician. This is actually a ruse to get close to Marth. In reality, she is Reese, one of Eremiya's assassins sent to infiltrate the Altean army and kill Marth before he can interfere with their plans. She fails and retreats with Legion's help, and afterwards, she begins to gradually see Eremiya's cruel nature as she watches her "siblings" die one by one, and can eventually be recruited into the group.

Class: Mage (in the prologue as a boss), Sage (when recruited later, Awakening SpotPass), Grandmaster (Awakening DLC)
Voiced by: Kana Yuki (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Kira Buckland (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Quickly develops a crush on Male Kris, but nothing ever comes of it.
  • Apologizes a Lot: In Heroes, she'll even apologize if she gets a subpar level-up.
  • The Atoner: The basis of her entire character, more or less. She's determined to make things right and clearly takes Marth's words to heart.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: In Awakening, it's possible to recruit Katarina as a Level 20 Grandmaster knowing the extremely rare "Shadowgift" skill. However, she's a reward for completing the hardest map in the game, so you probably won't need her once you get her. That is, if one didn't clear the secret route...
  • Broken Bird: She's much more conflicted than is immediately apparent. Her entire reason for helping Eremiya is out of respect for taking care of the orphans and giving them a home, but she also made those very same orphans do some very awful acts and treats them like trash when it's not to her pleasing, creating much conflict in Reese. Add in her growing trust towards the 7th Platoon, and she just becomes more and more of a wreck as the game goes on.
  • Crash-Into Hello: How she first meets Kris.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Invoked by Gharnef to raise her as a Tyke Bomb, according to the downloadable chapters.
  • Cool Big Sis: Subverted. Katarina is the oldest between her, Clarisse, and Legion. However, Legion pays no mind to her and Clarisse thinks she's utterly annoying, so Katarina doesn't look too 'cool' to her younger siblings.
  • Cowardly Lion: Lampshades this should she be the one to fight Eremiya — she'll admit to being afraid of her adoptive mother, but also that she won't back down either.
  • Dark Magical Girl: In a sense. She's kind and rather fragile, though cold enough to say to Kris that she never cared about him or any of the other 7th Platoon. It all turns out to be an act, however — she has no choice but to be this trope.
  • Death Seeker: Becomes this by the time Marth's army finally fights her again. Kris and Marth end up snapping her out of it, though.
  • Defusing The Tykebomb: Kris manages to reason Katarina into joining Marth's army by having a heart-to-heart with her.
  • Deuteragonist: While Kris and Marth share the protagonist role with regards to the main story, Katarina is the main focus and primary character of the Assassins subplot, the DLC of the same name, and the closest thing the prologue has to an antagonist.
  • Easily Forgiven: Zigzagged. Marth and Kris welcome her back rather easily, but Cecil makes it clear in their first conversation that she still hasn't forgiven her for her betrayal. She eventually earns her trust and friendship back.
  • Extreme Doormat: Early on, she ponders whether or not Marth will punish her for making the group disobey direct orders in order to save villagers from a group of bandits. This is more significant when you realize that she was raised from childhood to obey any orders given to her without question.
  • In Love with the Mark: Subverted. She falls in love with Kris (if the character is masculine), not Marth, though once the former interferes with her orders then she will fight him all the same.
  • I Owe You My Life: The reason behind her loyalty to Kris later on.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: The second downloadable chapter reveals her alias Katarina came from the name of a young girl she once rescued on a mission.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite her timid behavior, cute face and bob cut, Clarisse sees her like an older sister.
  • Playing with Fire: First fights you with an Elfire tome, with a then-whopping 11 Might. Averted in her second venture as a boss, in which she wields Nosferatu. She also has a tome named after her when she was part of Eremiya's assassins: Reese's Tome.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes.
    "I will defeat you!"
    "It's time to end this!"
    "Sorry to do this…"
    "I've come to finish you."
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Kris's Blue, and the Blue to Cecil and Clarisse's Reds.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Hard to spot, but the pieces fall into place as more of her backstory is revealed, from being a Tyke-Bomb Death Seeker who has a part in the resurrection of an ancient villain to one of the protagonist's love interests. Hinted at early on with her purple bobcut.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Averted. She believes that Marth will execute her for her crimes, and she indeed wants to be, but her punishment is instead to learn to think for herself and live without taking orders.
  • Rogue Drone: Downplayed. She's not exactly a machine, but her constant comparison to a puppet is supposed to evoke imagery of such. Arguably played straight once the player kills all her fellow assassins.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: Recruiting her requires Kris to talk to her three times, but Katarina will keep attacking and if she's counterattacked, she'll probably not last despite having Nosferatu, therefore Kris needs to talk to her while unequipping their weapons.
  • Shrinking Violet: Is generally very timid, jumpy, and reserved. Unlike virtually everything else about her, this turns out to be her only genuine quality, owing to a life of abuse and misery. She opens up to Kris and Cecil provided that she is recruited.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Revealed as such at the end of the prologue, although she can be turned back eventually.
  • Stone Wall: She has fantastic HP, Speed, and good Defense and Resistance growths, comes with a decent rank in Staves, but has a below average Magic stat and nearly nonexistent Strength. The only thing keeping her back from being a great tank is the fact that she's a horrendously leveled pre-promote, which eliminates most of the use you could get out of her aside from in 0% growth runs. Heroes averts this, instead making her somewhat more predictable, but much less interesting.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She is basically Nino had she stayed far longer in a decadent assassin guild, breaking her even more and leaving her much more conflicted on her allegiances.
  • Technicolor Fire: Reese's Tome conjures purple flames.
  • Tomboyish Name: At first, it looks averted, as Katarina is as feminine as it gets. Her real name in Japanese, Eine, seems to be more neutral. Her official English real name, as revealed in Heroes, turns out to be a masculine name: Reese.
  • Took a Level in Badass: If she joins the army, likely due to Kris's own faith in her.
  • Tyke Bomb: And possibly engineered as one right from the start, given the DLC hints that Gharnef and Eremiya were the ones who made her an orphan...
  • Undying Loyalty: First to Eremiya due to her saving her from Knorda as a kid, and later to Kris and Marth.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: She escapes when defeated for the first time, only to be punished by her mother. Averted during her second encounter, in which she must either be recruited or killed.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's almost impossible to talk about her characterization in depth without spoiling the big twist that she's an assassin sent to kill Marth, a twist that drives Kris' personal story throughout the game.
  • We Used to Be Friends: In her supports with Cecil, due to the Cecil's resentment over Katarina's betrayal in the prologue. They make up through their supports, though.
  • Willfully Weak: Fights as a Mage in the prologue, but was a Sage in the DLC chapters (set earlier) and when you recruit her, implying she was holding back. Though there is a 1-year Time Skip between the prologue and the game proper.


Cecil (Cecille)

An Altean knight of the 7th Platoon, although she was originally part of the 9th Platoon. Doesn't like to lose, and often gets into fights with her fellow knights.

Class: Cavalier

  • Comically Missing the Point: Reacts to Luke calling her a "violent girl"... by attacking him.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's by far the most stubborn and hotheaded of the 7th Platoon.
  • Fragile Speedster: Has the worst durability amongst the cavaliers, as a trade-off for higher Skill, Speed, and Luck.
  • Gender-Blender Name: The official Romanization, anyway. "Cecile" is a perfectly normal girl's name.
  • The Lancer: Of the 7th Platoon, seems to quickly replace Roderick in this regard.
  • Lethal Chef: In her supports with Roderick, she tries to make some cookies, and when she shows them to him, he first thinks she's giving him a piece of charcoal.
  • Sole Survivor: She joins the 7th Platoon because the rest of the squad she was in couldn't handle the training and deserted.
  • Sixth Ranger: At least in regards to the 7th Platoon's Five-Man Band, being from the 9th Platoon and all.
  • We Used to Be Friends: In her first support with Katarina, she makes it clear that, unlike Kris and Marth, she hasn't forgotten nor forgiven her, showing how much Katarina's betrayal hurt her. She eventually comes around when she sees how hard Katarina is working to atone.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Her second support with male Kris reveals that she's scared of ghosts, and she's quick to cling to him when she thinks there's one nearby.


Roderick (Rody)
Click here to see Roderick in Fire Emblem Heroes
Steady Squire

An Altean knight of the 7th Platoon. He has a rivalry with Luke, and seems to have some sort of feelings towards Cecil.

Class: Cavalier
Voiced by: Taku Yashiro (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Christian La Monte (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • All Love Is Unrequited: He seems to harbor a crush on Cecil if his death quote is any indication, but there's no record of him ever trying to tie the knot.
  • Chick Magnet: According to Katarina, girls think "omigosh he's so cool!" (And yes, those were her exact words.)
  • Jousting Lance: A knight who's more proficient with a lance than a sword initially.
  • The Lancer: Of the 7th Platoon, although he is replaced by Cecil almost as soon as she arrives.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes.
    "I'll give it my all!"
    "I won't go easy on you!"
    "Brace yourself!"
    "Duty, above all!"
  • Promotion to Parent: Not very touched upon, but he reveals in his supports with Cecil that his mother died when he was very young and he had to learn how to sew and cook for his younger sisters.
  • Straight Man: He's often forced to play this to Luke and serves as one to Cecil in her more uppity moments.
  • Those Two Guys: With Luke, though inverting the traditional "red cavalier/green cavalier" dynamic this trope brings in the franchise.


Luke (Ruke)
Click here to see Luke in Fire Emblem Heroes
Rowdy Squire

An Altean knight of the 7th Platoon. He is Roderick's rival and a bit of a gambler.

Class: Cavalier
Voiced by: Yuichiro Umehara (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Edward Bosco (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • The Big Guy: Of the 7th Platoon, he is the most hearty and acts as a something of a bruiser in personality. Also reflected in him having the highest Strength and Defense growths out of the three starting cavaliers.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He's kinda like Sain, only less successful. Katarina notes chicks dig Roderick and even Ryan more than they do him (some even secretly lusted after Kris).
  • Hidden Depths: His third support with Roderick reveals there's a little more to him than it seems. He actually didn't volunteer to be a knight by choice: his family has served Altea for generations, and his older brother was in line to become a knight when he fell ill, so Luke was forced to go in his place. Luke is actually pretty ashamed of it, and fears he'll end up becoming a Replacement Goldfish of sorts.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Sees himself as one, at least.
  • Large Ham: Has his moments.
  • The Nicknamer: Much to the annoyance of everyone else...
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes.
    "Gotta love the Luke!"
    "Go easy on you? Ha!"
    "Legend in the making!"
    "Luke is larger than life!"
  • Red Baron: Calls himself Luke: Paladin of Dawn, at his first meeting with Kris. Later gives them a title based on their eyes.
  • The Rival: Sees himself as Kris's rival at first, but ends up as Roderick's.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Thinks of himself as a legendary knight in the making. Gameplay-wise, though, he certainly has the potential to back it up.
  • Those Two Guys: With Roderick, though inverting the traditional "red cavalier/green cavalier" dynamic this trope brings in the franchise.


Ryan (Raian)

An Altean knight of the 7th Platoon, and the younger brother of Gordin.

Class: Archer

  • Big Brother Mentor: Supposedly has Gordin as one. He gets another one in New Mystery in the form of Kris.
  • Inconsistent Dub: Fan translation calls him "Ryan", as that's the obvious, logical Romanization, but Japanese material officially has it as "Raian".
  • Moe: Considered this In-Universe, if Katarina is to be believed.


Marisha (Malicia, Malliesia, Melissa)

A young Grustian priestess who was training under Lena. After Lang was assigned control of Grust, her grandmother hid her to protect her. After Marth visits her village, she joins Marth's army and develops a crush on him.

Class: Cleric


Warren (Wollen)

A hunter from Macedon who joined with the rebel army to earn gold. He is informed by Catria of the reasons behind Rucke's coup against Minerva and he offers to join Marth's army. When the war is won, he returns to Macedon and continues living as a hunter.

Class: Hunter

  • Classical Hunter: He's lived most of his life alone in the wilderness, and is completely self-sufficient as a result. He's also a skilled survivalist; he talks about being trapped in blizzards like it's an everyday occurrence.
  • I Work Alone: Simply because he's used to it.
  • No Social Skills: He prefers to spend his time hunting alone because he's not good at talking with other people. In fact, he straight-up walks away from Kris in the middle of their conversation because he thinks they're done talking.
  • Only in It for the Money: The reason he joined the rebel army.
  • Remember the New Guy?: He's apparently been acquainted with Catria for a while, despite never being mentioned before.


Prince Jubelo of Grust (Yubello)

The young Prince of Grust who was put under Lorenz's care after the War of Shadows. Once Lang begins his oppression of Grust and Lorenz begins his rebellion, Jubelo is sent away with his older twin sister Yuliya under the protection of Ogma. Before they can reach Wendell, they are attacked by Macedon rebels, but are saved by Sirius.

Class: Mage

  • Child Mage: He and his sister already have a touch for magic, and both go on to learn more about it at Pales in their endings.
  • Half-Identical Twins: With Yuliya.
  • Magikarp Power: He has the highest Strength growth of the mages in the original Mystery, meaning that he's likely to develop into a nuke with enough levels under his belt. His speed growth is not too bad either, and with the Fire tome he joins with, he will double well.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy to Yuliya's Masculine Girl.
  • Nerf: New Mystery's increased difficulty due to much stronger enemies, several harder difficulties (including Maddening) and much higher growths for the cast in comparison to the original or Shadow Dragon are a huge indirect nerf to Jubelo, since their starting stats don't change from the original games apart from the changes to weapon level from Genealogy, especially since he's mostly unchanged from the original game in terms of growths and in awful starting Magic and Skill.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Every mage in the game is better than him. And to make the matter worse, he starts with a single point in Magic at base, two less than his Defense. He has Magikarp Power, sure, but his bases are so low, you get returning character Linde a chapter earlier with a powerful exclusive tome, and you need the later-recruited Merric (also packing a special tome) to be able to save Elice at endgame. From the start, there's little incentive to use him, although in the original game he was not terrible, just outclassed. However, he's greatly nerfed indirectly in New Mystery, where a lot of units were buffed further (although the starting stats don't change from the original Archanea games to the remakes), yet his growths (which were OK in the original game) were not improved enough to compensate for the much tougher enemies and the several harder difficulties, which destroy him, even giving a -2 personal magic base for some reason, causing reclassed units to have more magic than him and deal 1 less damage with Thunder that he can deal with Elfire, since those two tomes have a 3-damage difference. He just can't stand out in comparison to the other mages from the first game.
  • Shrinking Violet: This kid is really passive, but he knows this and works toward overcoming it.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: See Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy above.
  • Squishy Wizard: He's one of the defensively weakest characters in the game.


Princess Yuliya of Grust (Yumina)
Click here to see Yuliya in Fire Emblem Heroes

The Princess of Grust and Jubelo's twin sister. Like her brother, she was sent away with Ogma to be protected by Wendell in Macedon, but was attacked by Macedon rebels and saved by Sirius.

Class: Cleric
Voiced by: Konomi Inagaki (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Lexi Fontaine (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Child Mage: She and her brother already have a touch for magic, and both go on to learn more about it at Pales in their endings.
  • Does Not Know How to Say "Thanks": Her supports with Kris are mostly her trying to work up the courage to thank them for standing up to Lang in behalf of her and her brother.
  • Half-Identical Twins: With Jubelo.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl To Jubelo's Feminine Boy.
  • Nerf: New Mystery indirectly nerfed her by making her Rescue staff no longer exclusive to her, going from a "Cleric with a useful niche" to "lesser version of Marisha".
  • Plucky Girl: She's very headstrong and does a good amount of the decision making on both's behalf. Deep down, though, it may all be just an act.
  • Royalty Superpower: As the princess of Grust, she can use the Aum staff in Mystery of the Emblem and its remake.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: See Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy above.
  • Teleportation: Joins with Rescue, a staff that can bring an ally from far away towards her. The staff was exclusive to her in Mystery of the Emblem.
  • White Mage: She can only heal and use status staves at her base class.


Click here to see Sirius in Fire Emblem Heroes
Mysterious Knight
A mysterious knight who appears to protect Yuliya and Jubelo, and later joins Marth's army for personal reasons. It's almost certain that he is Camus of the Sable Order, despite his protestations to the contrary; Belf is the only one to suspect so, but is asked by Sirius to not pursue his suspicions.

Class: Paladin
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Patrick Seitz (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Black Knight: He definitely has the dark colors and the knightly bearing, as well as the mysterious nature and the remarkable skill and strength... though he's a rare case of an entirely heroic Black Knight.
  • But Now I Must Go: He disappears after rescuing Nyna and Medeus's defeat. It's implied that he traveled back to Valentia to resume his Zeke identity and be with Tatiana.
  • Char Clone: Now with his own mask, in case it wasn't evident enough from Book 1.
  • Cool Mask: He wears a mask to hide his identity, and it looks pretty awesome alongside his Black Knight appearance. Said mask was given to him by Conrad before Sirius left Valentia.
  • Could Say It, But...: His conversations with Belf shift to this format when it's become clear that Belf has figured it out, along the lines of "well, if Camus were here right now, he would say something like..."
  • Disc-One Nuke: Has exceptionally good base stats, growths, and an early join time. It's almost impossible to go wrong with Sirius, and of course he is an invaluable asset in New Mystery's Lunatic mode. You don't exactly get punished for keeping use of him like many a Crutch Character, either; quite the opposite, in fact! You quite literally need him at endgame to save Nyna.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: His apparent intent during this game. Judging from Nyna's epilogue, though, he wasn't very successful.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Totally isn't Camus. He even insists he's not Camus after saving Nyna, who instantly recognizes him, and he does the same after former fellow Sable Knight Belf recognizes him.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes.
    "Prepared, are you?"
    "No escaping this!"
    "How irksome."
    "Ah, some amusement!"
  • So Proud of You: Belf eventually just asks Sirius if Camus would approve of what he's been doing since they were separated. Sirius responds that if Camus were there, he would be proud of Belf, and he would be happy to see the land in Belf's good hands.
  • That Man Is Dead: The man named Camus, who was his previous life, is dead and denies anyone that claims that he was him. He doesn't wish to stay in Archanea as the revelation of his survival would cause more bloodshed in his beloved Grust. He returns only to save Grust from Lang's tyrannical rule and save Nyna, then leaves so that he can return to Valentia and his beloved Tatiana.
  • You Didn't See That: In his 3rd support with Kris, an assailant jumps them out of nowhere and in the scuffle, Sirius's mask is knocked off. Kris gets a brief glimpse of his face, to which Sirius bluntly asks them to forget what they just saw and he'll consider it even.


Samuel (Samto)

A former gladiator who managed to escape from his slavery with the help of Ogma. In the War of Heroes, he is hired as a mercenary by Lang, who confuses him for Navarre due to his impersonation, but is later convinced by Ogma or Caeda, who both initially confuse him for Navarre as well, to join Marth's army.

Class: Mercenary (FE3), Myrmidon (FE12)

  • Alleged Lookalikes: A consequence of updating Navarre's design in the remakes is that Samuel's entire shtick is much less apparent. Samuel and Navarre in Mystery of the Emblem are practically a dead ringer for one another, while in New Mystery of the Emblem Navarre is wearing a completely different outfit and has a different hair color than Samuel.
  • Ambiguously Bi: His support conversations with Kris has him referring them as cute, regardless of their gender.
    Samuel: Haha, you're getting embarrassed. You're a real powerhouse in battle, so I thought you'd be hard to approach... But you've a cute side, too.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Despite taking up his name, he's actually a big fan of Navarre. He takes up his title for real if Navarre dies.
  • Becoming the Mask: On a statistical standpoint. He starts out as a pretty subpar unit, fitting for a Navarre ripoff. But if you actually decide to build him up, he can become quite a potent fighter – as in, he becomes more like Navarre.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: If his support conversations with Female Kris are anything to go by. Also has this reaction towards Caeda if she recruits him, and it instantly tips her off that he's not the real deal.
  • Costume Copycat: Of Navarre. It's how he makes a living.
  • Fragile Speedster: Much like the man he imitates. He has amazing speed and skill, but poor growths in anything not speed, health, and in the remake, skill.
  • Gladiator Games: He came from the same coliseum as Ogma, and is indebted to him for rescuing him from those dark times.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Being a person who impersonates Navarre, he comes with the Killing Edge. Incidentally, the weapon is much more useful than him.
  • Identical Stranger: People mistook him for Navarre so much he eventually decided to pose as him in order to get hired more.
  • Joke Character: Not to the point of unusability, but he's a pretty shoddy fighter, especially in comparison to the man he's copying (Navarre leads him in just about every stat by often-wide margins, and ties or beats all his growths).
  • Out-of-Character Alert: How his recruitment conversation with Caeda goes. He tries to copy Navarre's famous "I won't turn my blade on a woman", but finishes with "but there's a first for everything" (clearly thinking she's hot), which instantly blows his cover.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While he can certainly still be an awesome swordsman in his own right if promoted, he doesn't quite measure up to Navarre. However, if Navarre should die, Samuel is implied to train himself to take up his title and truly become the new "Scarlet Swordsman".
  • Unbuilt Trope: He seems like the perfect Deconstruction of the 'Navarre Archetype', being a Costume Copycat and treated as a Poor Man's Substitute in-universe. Except he was probably the series' first Navarre Expy, and existed long before the series started going all-in on archetypes.


Phina (Feena)
Click here to see Phina in Fire Emblem Heroes
Roving Dancer
A traveling dancer who comes under Navarre's protection after she is ambushed by thieves. It is implied that she may come from royalty.

Class: Dancer
Voiced by: Fairouz Ai (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Megan Harvey (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Navarre treats her as one at first, mostly due to her annoying persistence. He warms up to her eventually, though.
  • Dance Battler: She can use swords and is said to actually be a decent fighter if given stat-boosting items.
  • I Owe You My Life: And she will not stop until she's found some way to repay Navarre for it.
  • Morality Pet: She tags along with the brooding Navarre in the main story, and Michalis in the "Wind and Thunder" DLC scenario.
  • Motor Mouth: She speaks at a nauseating rate, even testing Navarre's patience.
  • Obvious Rule Patch: Due to existing in the same game with Xane the shapeshifter, the Dance ability is technically tied to Phina herself rather than the class itself to prevent having more than one refreshing unit at once.
  • Prefers Going Barefoot: She is always seen barefoot, as a dancer it is more comfortable for her to dance barefoot.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes.
    "Here it comes!"
    "How do you like this?"
    "Too busy oggling?"
    "I've got what you need!"
  • Quirky Bard: She is the first Dancer in the series.
  • Royal Rapier: The only unit other than Marth able to use them, which is the main hint at her potential royal descent. This was removed in the remake, but reinstated in Heroes.
  • The Tease: She's not above acting flirty with people to mess with them. For example, in her C-Support with Kris of both genders, she compliments their looks, calling Male Kris "not that bad-looking" and Female Kris cute... before proceeding to call their fashion sense poor, and teasing them when Kris reveals they don't like how much her clothes show off, calling Male Kris a rascal liking what he sees, and telling Female Kris that it would complement her large chest.


Arlen (Ellerean, Elrean)
Click here to see Arlen in Fire Emblem Heroes

The current leader of Khadein's mage army and Wendell's first pupil. He is jealous of his fellow pupil Merric due to his inheritance of the Excalibur spell and attempts to kill him once the war reaches Khadein, but is stopped by Wendell. After the war, he succeeds Wendell and works to restore the nation.

Class: Mage
Voiced by: Takeo Ōtsuka (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Bobby Foley (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Disproportionate Retribution: Is originally willing to kill Merric (and his allies) for being chosen as Wendell's successor. Does This Remind You of Anything? A certain vengeful old sorcerer, perhaps?
  • Face–Heel Turn: He was originally a pupil of Wendell, but he joined up with Archanea out of jealousy towards Merric. When Wendell tells him he's going down the same path Gharnef once walked, he snaps out of it.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He was jealous of Merric when he was passed up the Excalibur tome to him. Wendell calls him out on it by comparing him to Gharnef.
  • Jerkass: While committed to fighting for good, his heart isn't exactly golden: He's dismissive, rude, but at least strict. Even his supports with Kris showcase his aloofness more.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Wendell calls him out with a "Not So Different" Remark, and he indeed chooses him to be his successor in time, because Merric is going back to Archanea.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Wendell comparing his selfish jealousy to Gharnef causes him to think over what he's been doing and have a Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Rival: To Merric.
  • Rival Turned Evil: Got awfully close to this.
  • Shock and Awe: His signature spell Thoron. He is given the title "Thunder Sage" in the ending to contrast Merric's "Wind Sage".
  • Stone Wall: His growths are noticeably bulk-oriented, so he can take some punishment just fine. Conversely, his magic is pretty bad without any stat boosters or Starsphere shard usage.



A gambling mercenary who travels with his daughter Malice. Before the events of Shadow Dragon, he and Malice were recruited by Rickard to help him steal from Dolhr. During a later revolt in Talys, as recorded in New Mystery's DLC, the two were hired by the rebels, but were later convinced to side with Caeda, in part due to a debt that Dice owed Ogma. During New Mystery itself, Dice and Malice force their way into Marth's army, hoping to get paid greatly.

Class: Fighter
Voiced by: Koji Yada (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

  • The Gambling Addict: It's even in his name.
  • Glass Cannon: Though he starts with 32 HP, he has 8 Defense and a 15% growth by default. Don't expect him to tank unless he's a Knight. Though his 13 strength with high 65% growth and everything else but magic and resistance is average, makes him a cannon.
  • Horns of Barbarism: He is wearing a horned helmet in both BS Fire Emblem and New Mystery. He's also a physical powerhouse.
  • Meaningful Name: A compulsive gambler who always spends his payment and is holding a Devil Axe? Being named Dice is too generous.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: He's a hired axe, only in it for even the smallest amount of money.
  • Stealth Pun: He has a gambling problem and has a Devil Axe in his inventory. In other words, he is quite literally gambling with his life.


Malice (Maris)
Click here to see Malice in Fire Emblem Heroes
Deft Sellsword

A female swordfighter who travels the land with her father, taking jobs mostly to pay off his gambling debts. Prior to Shadow Dragon, she and Dice found themselves amongst a group of bandits, but were later bribed by Rickard to help him steal from Dolhr in the name of justice. Malice and Dice would later be hired to fight in a rebellion in Talys, but she was convinced to defect by Ogma, and told Dice to follow suit. During New Mystery, Malice forces herself into Marth's army, hoping to be paid greatly for her service, and by greatly she means 590 gold after the war is over.

Class: Mercenary (FE3 & Awakening SpotPass), Myrmidon (FE12)
Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem), Mutsumi Tamura (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes) Giselle Fernandez (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: She wears a white bandana, which also doubles as an Eyepatch of Power.
  • Breakout Character: Out of all the characters introduced in BS Fire Emblem, she's had the most successful career outside of it, being given a larger role in a New Mystery DLC chapter, appearing as a recruitable SpotPass unit in Awakening, and being the first BSFE character to be added to Heroes. And note how she's the only BS character with official art...
  • Eyepatch of Power: She wears a bandana over her right eye.
  • Fanservice Pack: While she was quite attractive in her home game, Heroes upped the fanservice with her, as she gained a few more cup sizes along with some musculature around the stomach and legs, which are well on display in her other arts.
  • Fragile Speedster: While this is true of all Myrmidons, Malice is notable in that she has a 5% defense growth as a a Myrmidon, meaning that she cannot afford to take hits. In exchange, however, she will always double attack any enemies in her path. Even when reclassed to General, her defense growth is rather pitiful compared to other tanks. Averted in Heroes, where she is more of a Lightning Bruiser with above average Defense and average Resistance alongside fantastic Attack and Speed.
  • Meaningful Name: Malice means "ill will" or hatred.
  • Only in It for the Money: She's a hired sword, only in it for even the smallest amount of money.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes.
    "This'll cost ya!"
    "Don't work for free!"
    "Earning my keep!"
    "It's just a job..."
  • Sinister Scimitar: Heroes gives her the Spendy Scimitar, which gives -1 maximum special cooldown, and she gains +4 Attack, Speed, Defense, and Resistance during combat, +6 if she was enchanted with Dragonflowers at least once, and allows her to ignore her enemy's skills that decelerates her special buildup and accelerates her foe's special buildup if she was enchanted with Dragonflowers at least twice, all which activates if she either initiates combat or is within 2 spaces of an ally.


Roberto (Robert)

A Sable Knight under Camus during the War of Darkness, who aided Camus in helping Nyna escape from Dolhr's clutches. During New Mystery, he and his comrades join Marth's army.

Class: Horseman



A Sable Knight under Camus during the War of Darkness, who aided Camus in helping Nyna escape from Dolhr's clutches. During New Mystery, he and his comrades join Marth's army.

Class: Cavalier
Voiced by: Shinichiro Ohta (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

  • Not Quite Dead: It's shocking to believe that Dolhr didn't kill him for helping Nyna escape from them.
  • Secret-Keeper: He suspects that Sirius is Camus, but is later convinced not to reveal his suspicions.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Camus.


Reiden (Leiden)

A Sable Knight under Camus during the War of Darkness, who aided Camus in helping Nyna escape from Dolhr's clutches. During New Mystery, he and his comrades join Marth's army.

Class: Cavalier


Princess Sheena of Gra (Sheema)
Gra's Princess

Click here to see Sheena in Fire Emblem Heroes

The princess of Gra, and the daughter of Jiol from his second wife. During Mystery of the Emblem, she hires Samson as a bodyguard and is ordered by Archanea to face Marth's army. If Marth spares the weak Gra soldiers, Sheena and Samson will gladly join his forces. After the war, she settles in Archanea with Samson.

Class: General

  • Adaptational Weapon Swap: In the TCG, she is depicted wielding an axe, even though she cannot wield axes in both Mystery of the Emblem and the remake (and the card states that she's an lance Armor anyways). In Heroes, she is an Axe Armor, likely as an allusion to the former.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: In the SNES original version of Mystery, she filled an interesting niche as one of only two units (the other being Draug) who could use the Gradivus in the final chapter, since all your other lance-users were mounted units that had to dismount and be stuck with swords. Of course, it won't do you any good if you don't train her first (see Magikarp Power).
  • Beneath the Mask: Beneath the queenly mask, which cracks quite often, Sheena is a normal girl that occasionally stammers or slips off some normal girl speaking styles, before rectifying them. Also, she's not above screaming when surprised in a lounge. These are all mostly seen in the supports in New Mystery.
  • Bodyguard Crush: On Samson.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Pulls one in New Mystery if you kill a Gra Soldier after you recuit her. If she somehow happened to have the Lightsphere in her inventory when this happens, add Unintentionally Unwinnable to the mix.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Deconstructed. Sheena is a lover of cute things and held a plushie, a memento from her mother, but her Tough Leader Façade forces her to hide her hobby, though these are eventually reconstructed with Kris reassuring her that the people love her anyway regardless of her hobby, and they even try to help Samson 'find a cute thing to buy for a present for someone' (who is obviously Sheena).
  • Hidden Buxom: While she is nearly always seen in her pink armor, her Cipher art reveals that she has quite the breast size under that armor.
  • Jousting Lance: Class-wise she's a General and her preferred weapon is lances, though her artwork shows her using an axe for some reason. She switches to axes in Heroes.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Despite loving her people with everything she has, Sheena has her own desire to be just an ordinary girl. Once the war ends, she relinquishes Gra's rulership to Marth and then lives as a normal girl.
  • Kryptonite-Proof Suit: In Heroes, her base skill set includes the Svalinn Shield skill, which nullifies anti-armor damage modifiers against her.
  • Magikarp Power: Joins at level 1, with unimpressive base stats, but fairly strong growths... that she doesn't have much time left to make use of, especially in the remake where the option of killing the Gra soldiers for experience was omitted (it'll cause her to desert again). The Starsphere can make training her easier, thankfully.
  • A Mother to Her Men: So much so that attacking the weak Gra soldiers will make her and Samson unrecruitable enemies. Though in Mystery of the Emblem, you can have Sheena kill her own soldiers without any consequences or kill them yourself after she and Samson are recruited. This was rectified in the remake.
  • No-Sell: In Heroes, she has the Svalinn Shield skill, which nullifies anti-armor effectiveness damage. This skill can only be given to other Knights through Skill Inheritance.
  • The Ojou: A noblewoman/princess of the Gra region when ruled by Jiol, though she's usually not one to flaunt her status, despite eventually being their queen.
  • Redeeming Replacement: Formerly, Gra was under the tyranny of Jiol and suffered. Sheena then succeeded him... and shows that she's nothing like her father: she's charismatic and popular, protecting the people of Gra with every of her strength.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: She's the Pink Girl to Samson's Blue Boy.
  • Pink Means Feminine: The first female Armor Knight unit (already promoted into General) in the franchise, and her armor is pink.
  • Plucky Girl: Being in the losing side of the War of Heroes doesn't stop her from trying to defend Gra to the end.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes.
    "You will fall!"
    "For the people!"
    "I will never give up!"
    "I am no mere princess."
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Pink armor in this case.
  • Princesses Rule: Hardin actually invoked this trope to ensure Gra's loyalty by giving them a charismatic ruler.
  • Puppet King: She was instated by Hardin so Gra would be easier to control. Despite Sheena's best efforts to govern Gra and protect its people, the Archanean Empire is the one in control and often sends out her men to fight for their battles. Despite so, Sheena's genuine love to her people wins them over.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Works towards restoring Gra to its former glory despite overwhelming odds.
  • Tough Leader Façade: A support conversation reveals that Sheena always held a cute plushie doll, a memento from her mother, inside her thick armor and flabbergasted when Kris finds it dropped, stating that if the Gra people see her with it, she'll be ridiculed and not be able to lead the country. Kris manages to straighten her out.
  • Unintentionally Unwinnable: If, in New Mystery, you recruit her, give her or Samson the Lightsphere and then turn the two back into enemies by killing a Gra Soldier afterwards, the game becomes Unwinnable since the player will have no means of defeating Hardin later on and the Lightsphere cannot be recovered if in Sheena's inventory when she defects back into a red unit.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Back in Mystery, once you recruit her and Samson, you're basically free to slaughter the Gra soldiers for extra experience points (especially for her). In New Mystery, doing so will piss Sheena off so much that she'll desert your army again and drag Samson along with her!



An elderly bishop who was an acquaintance of the rogue Dracoknight Ruben, but later joined Minerva during her battle against Ruben's forces. He later appears in New Mystery, having apparently been following Marth since he liberated Macedon.

Class: Bishop
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese, BS Fire Emblem)

  • Cool Old Guy: Frost is a pretty chill guy, happy to lend a hand to the other heroes provided his family is safe.
  • Defector from Decadence: While he was forced to work with Ruben due to Ruben's threats towards his family if he didn't cooperate, Minerva convinces him that his family will be safe if they defeat Ruben.
  • Family Man: He's showing to be caring for his family, and even his endgame title refers to him as this.
  • I Have Your Wife: And family, in his case. The only reason why he is working for Ruben is because his family is being held hostage by deserters.
  • Palette Swap: In the original BS Fire Emblem, of Bulzark, a Manakete boss.

Non-playable Characters

Macedon (Medon, Macedonia)

    Rumel (Roumel) 
A Macedonian soldier who joined Rucke's rebellion. He defends the border when Marth and his company entered Macedon.

Class: Dracoknight

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Due to his portrait in FE3 being reused from Emereus, he appeared a lot older and wrinkly. By contrast, his FE12 is much stern yet younger looking.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: On any difficulty higher than Normal, he'll actually move from the castle gate to attack your units. Doubly so in the original Mystery of the Emblem, where he carries a Ridersbane to make short work of your horseback units (especially your Crutch Character Arran).
  • You ALL Look Familiar: He used Emereus's portrait in FE3.

    Rucke (Ryucke)

A former general of Macedon who instigated a successful rebellion against Minerva after she disbanded much of the country's army.

Class: General


A Macedonian Viking leader who ambushed Ogma and the Grustian royal children.

Class: Pirate

  • Fat Bastard: In the remake, he was redesigned to be a very portly man. As for the "bastard" part, he's a pirate who attacks Ogma and the two children under his care unprovoked.
  • Horny Vikings: He's the leader of the Macedonian Vikings.
  • Palette Swap: He was a purple recolor of Gazzak in Mystery of the Emblem.

A leader of thieves who ransacked the Fane of Raman.

Class: Thief

  • Hypocrite: Calls the Altean army "inhuman" for taking stolen treasures off him and the thieves that stripped the Fane of Raman bare.
  • Palette Swap: He was a gray recolor of Gazzak in Mystery of the Emblem.
  • Undying Loyalty: After his death, his gang of thieves continues to pursue Marth and steal from both parties until chapter 18.

A bandit hired to distract the 7th Platoon while Eremiya's assassins prepare to strike at Marth by raiding a village.

Class: Barbarian

  • Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": Even his status page just calls him "Ruffian".
  • The Generic Guy: As a consequence of using the generic bandit speaking portrait. His personality's not that much less generic for a bandit, either.
  • Rape, Pillage, and Burn: Raids a village in Altea to serve as a distraction for the 7th Platoon.
  • Starter Villain: Much like every early bandit boss, he serves as this for New Mystery, being the first real trial the 7th platoon has to go through.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of the Gra Captain from Shadow Dragon, being a generic boss who doesn't even have a unique class icon.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: On harder difficulties, his 1-2 range Hand Axe can pack quite the punch, and he's mostly there to teach you that you should have all your units prepared to face him after finishing the onslaught of bandits.

Archanea (Akaneia) and Allies

    Emperor Hardin of Archanea
Click here to see Fallen Hardin in Fire Emblem Heroes
Dark Emperor

The former prince of Aurelis and ally of Marth, now the Emperor of Archanea through Arranged Marriage to Nyna.

Under his leadership, he restored Archanea back to its former glory after being downtrodden by Dolhr in the War of Shadows, but this has caused tensions between relations with the other kingdoms. Hardin's increasingly questionable policies led Marth to doubt him, which sets off the War of Heroes...

Class: Emperor ((New) Mystery of the Emblem), General (Awakening SpotPass)
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Nakaya (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Richard Epcar (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Always Someone Better: To Marth. From his speech and actions, it is very evident that he has bottled up much bitterness, jealousy, and hatred in immense quantities, the result of various factors that encompass not only his Unrequited Love for Nyna, but also the fact that Marth was favored over him as the wielder of the Fire Emblem during the War of Shadows.
  • Ascended Extra: He was just some random playable character in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, but here he's the apparent Big Bad.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist who wants to rule the world and chop off Marth's head out of jealousy. Subverted Trope. He was under More than Mind Control by Gharnef and trapped in an And I Must Scream situation. In fact, is still on your side and asks Marth to save Nyna before passing away, once the brainwashing wears off. This makes him not the Big Bad but the Big Good of the game!
  • Big Good: What he is supposed to be on the paper, as The Emperor Marth is answering to. He becomes this for real in the last Story Arc of the game after he's freed from Gharnef's brainwashing. He tells Marth to save Nyna right before dying, leading to Marth going against the Big Bad Gharnef again, as he's about to sacrifice Nyna to revive Medeus. That said, since Hardin dies right after telling Marth to save Nyna, he fills the role of Big Good as a Posthumous Character for the last chapters of the game.
  • BFS: Usually, the Gradivus is depicted as a normal-sized spear in Camus' hands. When wielded by Hardin in New Mystery and Heroes, it is upscaled to the point of dwarfing the emperor himself.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He was under the influence of the Darksphere he was holding, turning his sorrow into hatred.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Hardin's failed marriage with Nyna in the epilogue of Dark Dragon/Shadow Dragon, combined with Gharnef using Archanea's position and authority as the winner of the previous war by brainwashing him to kickstart another chaos is what sets off almost the entire plot of Mystery.
  • Climax Boss: If the player completes the Binding Shield. If not, he's the Final Boss followed by the bad ending.
  • Death Equals Redemption: As he dies, he recovers his sanity and perishes in Marth's arms, telling him how sorry he is for the whole mess and begging him to tell Nyna that he never stopped loving her.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Finding out that Nyna never loved him and their marriage was only to secure Nyna's responsiblity as the last remaining member of the Archanean Royal Family, he fell into depression, which allowed Gharnef to corrupt him.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: If you get the game's true ending, you're lead to believe that Hardin is going to be the Final Boss but nope ! He was Brainwashed and Crazy by Gharnef, the true Big Bad. Also, while he was still controled by the dark pontifex, he already went through a Heel Realization by the time Marth killed him. All in all, the last battle with The Emperor isn't about facing an enemy anymore, it's about giving a mercy kill to an ally.
  • Dying as Yourself: He even loses his Mind-Control Eyes and pale skin during his final words.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: His last words are asking Marth to tell Nyna that he always loved her and to forgive him for all the grief he caused her.
  • The Emperor: He ascended to the position of the Emperor of Archanea after the War of Shadows.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After his fall to evil, he trades in his practical white garb for some sinister red armor.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He was one of Marth's colleagues, but he's turned into an evil emperor. It turns out he was Brainwashed and Crazy thanks to Gharnef.
  • Fallen Hero: Once the heroic prince of Aurelis and a close ally to Marth, turned evil emperor.
  • Good Costume Switch: In the original Mystery of the Emblem, he inexplicably switches back to his good guy outfit as he lays dying. Averted in New Mystery of the Emblem, although he loses the red eyes and pale skin.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He was secretly jealous of Marth for his heroism during the War of Shadows, and possibly towards Marth's apparent intimacy with Nyna at the time as well.
  • The Heavy: The Emperor leading the attack against Marth while trying to Take Over the World and the Puppet King of the Big Bad Gharnef.
  • Large and in Charge: He continues the trend of trend of non-magic final bosses of the series being utterly massive that was started by Rudolf by giving two other important elements: Having a powerful unique weapon (Gradivus) and his own unique class (Emperor).
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: This version of Hardin is the one who makes SpotPass/DLC cameos in Awakening and is summonable in Heroes, leaving players of Shadow Dragon who don't know about Mystery's events to wonder why Hardin suddenly Took a Level in Jerkass and got a design overhaul (to say the least).
  • Lightning Bruiser: Oh so very much. In the SNES version, all of his stats are capped, except for HP which barely misses the cap. In the remake, the only stat that he does not cap is Resistance, which is 5 lower than all his other stats. In Lunatic Mode, he has 80 HP, 30 in EVERY stat and 25 Res, and this is before you remember that he wields the Gradivus.
  • Love Makes You Evil: While not necessarily the only reason behind his Face–Heel Turn, finding out that Nyna simply couldn't romantically love him was the biggest catalyst to his fall from grace.
  • More than Mind Control: Though the Darksphere was a large influence on his turn towards evil, the emotions that fueled that evil were there long before Gharnef showed up on his doorstep.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: His eyes are blood-red. As he dies, they return to normal.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: With the Darksphere. Though anyone carrying the Lightsphere can ignore this (as well as his throne bonuses).
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes.
    "Have you come to die?"
    "I'll run you through!"
    "Don't be so conceited!"
    "You dare oppose me?"
  • Rank Scales with Asskicking: Not only is he The Emperor, but he can back it up with his fighting skills.
  • Red Baron: "The Dark Emperor".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: As a villain, his eyes are blood-red orbs. After you beat him back to his senses, his eyes return to normal as he lays dying.
  • Rival Turned Evil: Marth obviously never saw him as any sort of rival, but it turns out he was suppressing quite a bit of jealousy and loathing towards him throughout the War of Shadows, and Gharnef used this along with the despair of his true love not reciprocating his feelings to corrupt him into a monster.
  • Rival Final Boss: If you get the game's bad ending.
  • Sinister Scythe: His TCG artwork depicts him wielding a scythe.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: An ally of Marth turned evil. Even Marth is surprised that Hardin is responsible for the hardships of many people. Though it turned out that it wasn't necessarily by choice.
  • Tin Tyrant: He's become a heavily armored warlord with the goal of conquering the continent.
  • Trope Codifier: Hardin is the franchise codifier of the 'Tin Tyrant of The Empire' archetype, which was named by Rudolf in Fire Emblem Gaiden, but he codified it with 'evil presence' and unique weapon, so most of the recurring elements of the archetype takes after Hardin instead. He ALSO started a new recurring element on his own: Villains who became victim of Demonic Possession.
  • Villainous Widow's Peak: He has a widow's peak which is normally hidden by his turban, but is very prominent in his portrait in Mystery of the Emblem. He starts showing it off more after his descent into villainy.
  • Walking Spoiler: Yeah, who would've expected the best cavalier in the first game, not to mention one of Marth's greatest allies, to turn into a primary antagonist? Also, explaining why he turned evil and who is pulling his strings is another big surprise, if you avoid all the spoilers beforehand.


An officer who guards the gate of Olbern Keep.

Class: Ballistician

  • Long-Range Fighter: A Ballistician who defends Olbern Keep with an Arrowspate. This is particularly notable as he was the only Ballistician boss in Mystery of the Emblem and in the remake.
  • Palette Swap: Of Harmein in Mystery of the Emblem.

    Duke Lang of Adria

A noble of Archanea who sided with Dolhr during the War of Shadows and had his men raid towns and steal from the people. After Hardin's descent into madness, he restores Lang to power and places him in control of Grust, and his resulting reign of tyranny provokes Lorenz into rebelling in order to protect Yuliya and Jubelo.

Class: General

  • Arc Villain: He's the asshole behind the bad stuff that happens in the first act.
  • Bald of Evil: He has as many moral scruples as he has hairs on the top of his head.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a big bushy beard, and he's a backstabbing bastard you badly want to bury.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Backstabbed Archanea for Dolhr at the beginning of the War of Shadows, then backstabbed Dolhr for Archanea after they turned the war around.
  • Dirty Coward: Defected to whichever side was winning during the War of Shadows.
  • Dirty Old Man: Played for Drama, as Lang and his men abduct young villager girls.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first scene has him condescend to Marth and declare his intention to slaughter the families of those who participated in the Grustian rebellion. What a pleasant fellow.
  • Hate Sink: Between his constant condescension towards Marth and his tyrannical rule over Grust, every second spent in his presence is designed to make the player want to strangle him. Interestingly, it is later revealed that Hardin placed Lang in charge of Grust (and subsequently sent Marth as Lang's reinforcements against Lorenz) to provoke Marth into entering battle against Archanea, so that Archanea could justify invading Altea, making this an Exploited Trope.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Attempts this in his battle quote. Since it's a battle quote, it kinda loses the effect.
  • Jerkass: Even beyond his outright evil actions, his demeanor in general is condescending and unpleasant.
  • Palette Swap: He reuses Jiol's sprite in FE3, except the top of his head is completely bald. His design remains similar in the remake.
  • Starter Villain: Killing him means little to the plot by the time you finally manage to do so.
  • Viler New Villain: Most of the villains in Shadow Dragon are either barely developed or a little too out in the fantastical realm to be truly hateable. Lang introduces himself by declaring his intent to slaughter the families of Lorenz's rebels, and you quickly discover him to be one of the most vile men on the continent.

    Yodel (Jodel) 

A Khadeinian mage defending the gates of Khadein temple.

Class: Bishop


An Archanean general defending the gates of Altea Castle from the returning Marth and his forces. He holds Est hostage to ensure Abel's cooperation.

Class: General

  • Beard of Evil: In the remake, he is given a massive beard and is holding Est hostage to blackmail Abel.
  • I Have Your Wife: Holds Est hostage to force Abel to betray Altea.
  • Palette Swap: He used Kannival's portrait in Mystery of the Emblem.


An Archanean bishop in charge of defending the Altean throne from the returning Marth and his forces.

Class: Bishop

  • Bald of Evil: He's as bald as a bean, and he's at the very least the general of an occupying army in service to a marauding empire.
  • Death from Above: He is the first enemy you encounter packing the Meteor spell, a powerful long-ranged spell even stronger than Swarm.
  • Palette Swap: He used Volzhin's portrait in FE3, except his cloak is purple instead of green.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: He thinks that having the Meteor spell makes him invincible.

    Nerring (Nehring) 

A general who makes his stand in the gate of the Archanean palace.

Class: General

  • Palette Swap: He reused Zharov's portrait in FE3.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: He is willing to make his last stand against Marth and his comrades to prevent them from entering the palace.

Assassins (DS remake)

    Eremiya (Eremiah)
Click here to see Eremiya in Fire Emblem Heroes
Bishop of Woe

The head of a group of assassins commanded by Gharnef to kill Marth. Eremiya is a cold-hearted and manipulative woman who treats her minions as puppets simply to be used and discarded after they have served their purpose. It is implied that she and her assassins were also assigned to kidnap the maidens needed for Medeus's revival.

Class: Bishop
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Lisa Ortiz (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Arc Villainess: She is the main antagonist of the Assassins sub-plot in New Mystery of the Emblem.
  • Bad Boss: Constantly belittles her underlings anytime they fail, oftentimes calling them "useless junk that should be discarded" and she wants to "fix that mouth of theirs to make them obey".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Polite, calm, and unsettlingly cold and cruel.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She was memory-wiped by Gharnef to turn the orphans into assassins. He restores her memories as she's dying.
  • Death by Irony: She dies the same way she had left Clarisse and Legion to die; alone and in excruciating pain. It would qualify as a Karmic Death were it not for the fact that she was Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • Death from Above: When you finally confront her, you have to funnel your party through a chokepoint in the middle of the map in Fog of War, at which point she will use Meteor to rain fire and brimstone upon you.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She was once a virtuous caretaker of an orphanage, but after the orphans there were killed during the War of Shadow, she broke down. Gharnef wiped her memories of their death and bewitched her into brutally training other orphans into being his assassins. Gharnef eventually restored her memories after her defeat, just to let her die in despair.
  • Dying as Yourself: A rare example of this trope played for horror, as Gharnef restores her memories as she's dying just to make sure she dies in despair.
  • Expy: Runs an orphanage, has magical powers, her orphans end up as Child Soldiers, and she was secretly brainwashed into being evil by the Big Bad. Yeah, that sounds nothing like Sorceress Edea.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Appears as a saintly cleric, but her personality is anything but. She used to have a mind of a angel, before Gharnef perverted it into a mind of a demon. Her Heroes artwork further emphasizes this aspect of her, as her expressions do not match with what she says at all.
  • Filler Villain: An addition to the remake. She is a recurrent antagonist behind the scenes and serves as something of a personal Arc Villain to Kris, but her presence in the story can ultimately be removed without consequence.
  • Light Is Not Good: She's a bishop, and also a terrible villainess.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: As she dies, Gharnef undoes the brainwashing he inflicted on her, and all she can do at that point is scream in horror and regret over the monstrous actions she committed under his control.
  • Orphanage of Fear: She runs an orphanage where she turns orphans into cold, heartless assassins.
  • Promoted to Playable: She's an enemy boss in the main storyline, but is made a playable character in the "Three Assassins" DLC.
  • Sinister Minister: Implied to have been a Good Shepherd prior to her "bewitching".
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She originally intended to make the orphans stronger under her care so that they would be able to defend themselves and not end up dead like the ones during the previous war. Unfortunately Gharnef got hold of her mind, turning her into an abusive psychopath who trains the orphans under her into assassins that are basically Gharnef's pawns.
  • You Have Failed Me: While Katarina claimed that Clarisse could be saved from her wounds, she said to just leave her to die after failing to kill Marth.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: She thinks Legion's clones are useless after the death of the "real" Legion, and thus must be put down. Ironically, this happens to her as well from Gharnef.

    Clarisse (Kleine)
Click here to see Clarisse in Fire Emblem Heroes
Sniper in the Dark

One of Eremiya's assassins. Clarisse is a cruel and sadistic woman who lives to kill and seems to have absolute loyalty to Eremiya. Despite this, Katarina sees her as a younger sister.

Class: Sniper
Voiced by: Natsumi Fujiwara (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Cassandra Lee Morris (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Cold Sniper: She's the most distant and emotionless of the three assassins.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Barring the magic part, she's the more antagonistic between her and Katarina, though she's about on par with Legion in the amount of attempts on Marth's life.
  • Hero Killer: It's her job to hunt down and kill Marth's former comrades from Shadow Dragon. Of course, how successful she is ultimately depends on the player's skill.
  • Jerkass: Between the Assassins, Clarisse has the most condescending attitude, and is a Bad Boss to her men and allies, belittling those beneath her standards and her enemies. May look like Jerkass Woobie during her last moments.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes.
    "You filth!"
    "I'll put you out of your misery."
    "You're mine."
    "Now, die."
  • Promoted to Playable: She's an enemy boss in the main storyline, but is made a playable character in the "Three Assassins" DLC.
  • Stay with Me Until I Die: Asks Katarina this before she dies.
  • Tsundere: Definitely not in the main game, but her quotes in Fire Emblem Heroes when becoming a playable ally reeks of this trope, making her someone who's very heavy on the Tsun side but occasionally slips off some Dere side.
  • Tyke Bomb: Like the rest of the assassins, she was raised from birth by an abusive matriarch to serve as one of Gharnef's personal hitmen.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: To Eremiya. She's delighted when it's finally her turn to try and take out Marth.
  • You Have Failed Me: She tends to do this to those that failed her. Eremiya does not reciprocate in the slightest when Clarisse is defeated, ironically throwing back her attitude to her.

    Legion (Roro)
Click here to see Legion in Fire Emblem Heroes
Masked Maniac

One of Eremiya's assassins, Legion is a savage masked Berserker. It is later revealed that he is in fact not one person, but a whole group of them commanded by a "head Legion".

Class: Berserker
Voiced by: Teruyuki Tanzawa (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Christopher Corey Smith (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)

  • Anti-Armor: Some of the clones in chapter 10x wield Hammers, a weapon that's lethal to the armored General Horace.
  • Attack Backfire: Some of his clones wield Devil Axes, which could hurt and even kill themselves when attacking.
  • Ax-Crazy: Legion's not exactly the sanest member of the Assassins, to put it lightly. Fire Emblem: Awakening has Gangrel declare that Legion is even crazier than they are (and keep in mind that this is the same man who is nicknamed the Mad King).
  • The Berserker: He definitely lives up to his class.
  • Blood Knight:
  • Brutish Character, Brutish Weapon: He's exactly as brutish as you'd expect a berserker to be, and he wields a battleaxe.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He sometimes gets confused on whether he's a clone or the real one. He doesn't seem to care, either.
  • Cool Mask: Conceals his face with a demonic-looking mask.
  • Degraded Boss: One of Legion's clones first appears as a boss in chapter 6x. Later, you face an endless horde of them in chapter 10x, and each of the weaker clones are stastically identical to the one that once qualified as a boss.
  • Evil Laugh: Rendered as "Uwee hee hee!" in any localized game he appears in.
  • The Faceless: We never see his/their face(s) under the mask.
  • I Am Legion: Named after the trope namer in the localized versions, and has his own variation of the quote when challenging his Grand Hero Battle map in Heroes.
    "We are Legion... Hey, we're Legion too! All of uses are one, and one is all of uses. Hey, all of uses... It's time to fight, fight, fight!"
  • Meaningful Name: His Dub Name Change since Fire Emblem Awakening, Legion, qualifies due to his army of clones.
  • Men Are the Expendable Gender: Despite being no more evil than Clarisse and Eremiya, he doesn't get as sympathetic a death scene. Enforced in the "Assassins" downloadable chapter. You get 6 Legions to use, and given that you're vastly outnumbered for most of the map, dumb luck is about the only way to not lose a few of them.
  • Oh, Crap!: When you kill the real Legion.
    Legion: Wee... hee... How did... you... know...?
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes.
    "Come on! Come on! Come on!"
    "Moreses, moreses, moreses!"
    "Fight, fight, fight!"
    "Mwaa ha ha!"
  • Promoted to Playable: He's an enemy boss in the main storyline, but is made a playable character in the "Three Assassins" DLC. He can also be recruited as a free unit in Heroes by completing his Grand Hero Battle maps.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Really gives off this vibe in some of his conversations in Awakening DLC. Justified due to him being a Tyke-Bomb specifically raised to be The Brute of the assassins.
  • Send in the Clones: Where the clones come from is never explained, though it's implied that "Legion" is actually a number of orphan boys that were raised to act and fight as one.
    • In Fire Emblem: Awakening, this is put to amusing effect with SpotPass Legion. If you meet him on the world map and choose to fight him, his allies will be 9 other Berserkers with all identical stats, skills, and equipment!
    • His Grand Hero Battle in Heroes also uses this. Enemy reinforcements appear throughout his battle, and naturally, some of them are Legion.
  • Tyke Bomb: Like the rest of the assassins, he was raised from birth by an abusive matriarch to serve as one of Gharnef's personal hitmen.
  • Verbal Tic: He ends his sentences with 'Yokiki' and refers to himself as 'we', which makes sense since he has a lot of clones. Since Awakening, he also pluralises random words in his sentences even when it doesn't make any sense to.
  • You Have Failed Me: Once Marth kills the real one, Eremiya casually orders for the rest of the Legions to be "disposed of" as "broken junk". Charming.

BS Fire Emblem Bosses

    Gouber (Gubel)

The boss of the first Archanea War Chronicles chapter, "Fall of the Palace". He is a general of Dolhr who leads the initial assault against Archanea. He is killed by Nyna's party before reinforcements arrive.

Class: General

  • Beard of Evil: He has a thick bushy beard, and he's a general of a marauding empire who often takes the time to insult the remnants of the army he's attacking.
  • Weapon Specialization: He only uses lances.


The boss of the second Archanea War Chronicles chapter, "The Red Dragon Knight". He is a cruel deserter from Macedon who had his men kidnap the women of Aurelis and kill the men, and has no respect for his superiors, making fun of Minerva's enthrallment by her brother and the death of her father.

Class: Dracoknight

  • Dangerous Deserter: He and his men deserted the Macedonian army and begin pillaging the Aurelian countryside, no different than a bandit. Minerva goes hunting down the deserter, even calling truce with her enemy Hardin to apprehend him.
  • Kick the Dog: Did this to Minerva when he makes fun of Minerva's enthrallment by her brother and the death of her father.
  • Weapon Specialization: More so in the original, as lances were all he could use.

    Varm (Barm)

The boss of the third Archanea War Chronicles chapter, "Thieves' Gang of Justice,". He is the leader of a thief gang trying to steal as much as they can from the palace of Archanea.

Class: Thief

  • Evil Versus Evil: He's a thief who is attempting to steal treasure from Dolhr-occupied Archanea to line his own pockets for no readily apparent motivation beyond personal greed.
  • Optional Boss: There are multiple ways to get through this level. Killing him is just a bonus, since he drops an Armorslayer on death, and every enemy on the map that isn't a Thief is a Knight.


The boss of the last Archanea War Chronicles chapter, "The Beginning". A powerful Manakete serving under Medeus, he is tasked with pursuing Camus as he tries to escort Nyna safely to Hardin in Aurelis. It's likely that he was killed by Camus's group, as he was never seen again afterwards.

Class: Manakete