This page covers the characters from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, the fifth Fire Emblem game and the second to take place on the continent of Jugdral. For playable characters from the previous game, Genealogy of the Holy War go here. For non-playable characters from both Thracia and Genealogy, go here.
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Prince Leif of Leonster
The main character of the game. Son of Quan and Ethlyn and Prince of Leonster.
- Accidental Hero: His quest to free all Thracia only begins because of him getting fed up with Raydrik's pursuit of him.
- Always Someone Better: The manga adaptation has Leif develop something of an inferiority complex towards his older cousin Seliph, whom he views as more powerful, wiser, and is generally very impressed by.
- Anti-Frustration Features: By virtue of his forced deployment in each chapter, he is immune to the Fatigue mechanic.
- Ascended Extra: In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, he was just another second-generation child unit, albeit one with a familial relation to the main character. This game turns him into a Hero of Another Story.
- Best Years of Your Life: Growing up with Nanna, Mareeta, Othin, and Halvan, with Eyvel being a surrogate mother.
- Can't Catch Up: He is brought down by both his mediocre base stats and relatively low growths. Its really easy to get him to level 20 thanks to the limited amount of units in the earlier maps, and his late arrival promotion bonus is mediocre. On the flip side, he provides support bonuses to a lot of members in the army, gets some nice support bonuses of his own from Nanna, and he's immune to getting fatigued.
- Disc-One Nuke: If you give him the Shield, Life, and Speed rings that you acquired during the first three chapters, Leif will become the strongest unit in the team during Manster, and is essentially a Crutch Character in his own right, thanks to the Resistance-hitting Light Sword, and is a capable unit up until his promotion. This is quite a solid investment, since you don't have access to your Crutch Character (except Eyvel for a very short time) and Manster is arguably the toughest part of the game.
- The Hero: Leif is the main Lord of the game. Like with all other Lords, if he dies, the game ends.
- Heroic Lineage: He's one of the few who's descended from two of the twelve Legendary Crusaders: he's a descendant of Noba on his father's side and of Baldur on his mother's. However, it was his sister Altena who inherited Quan's major Holy Blood, thus allowing her to wield the Gáe Bolg.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Has some self-worth problems, which are understandable considering his backstory and lack of major holy blood.
- Hide Your Children: He and Nanna were able to avoid being found by the corrupted Grannvale Empire for at least a decade.
- It's Personal with the Dragon: He loathes and wants to fight and kill Raydrik, not Veld, as he is unaware of the latter's involvement into the game's plot.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: If not trained with scrolls.
- Just a Kid: Raydrik considers him this.
- Kid Hero: Leads a revolution before hitting his 20's.
- King Incognito: He's been forced to spend most of his life in hiding, because neither Travant nor Grannvale would be happy with the legitimate heir of the Manster District threatening their control of the Thracian peninsula.
- King in the Mountain: Literally. He, Finn and Nanna had lived in hiding in a secluded coastal village situated between Manster and Thracia.
- Light 'em Up: One of his starting swords, the Light Brand, casts light magic at enemies when used.
- Man in White: He's got entirely white armor.
- Official Couple: In keeping tradition with Shouzou Kaga's games, the main Lord has a partner waiting for him; for Leif, it's Nanna, although he will only propose to her if she survives the game. This happens despite the fact that Leif can be married off to any of the other women from Genealogy's second generation in that game, although there he has the fastest love growth with Nanna anyway.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes."I won't run anymore.""Whatever it takes!""I'll take it back all of it!""This is my fight!"
- Stumbling Upon the Lost Wizard: After many years, and despite having forgotten about him, he meets Asbel, now a Wind Mage again!
- Support Power: Leif is one of the few characters with a leadership star (two once Dorias joins, and back down to one once Dorias dies), and his support pool is also enormous, making him a staple of the army, especially if paired with the Monarch Sword.
- Warrior Prince: He's the prince of the fallen kingdom of Leonster, and with his blade, he's on the warpath to wrest control of it back from Travant.
- Weapon of Choice: The Light Brand has three uses: 1. He can cast Light from a distance, dealing magic damage to any enemy; 2. He can use it to heal himself; and 3. It also gives him 10 extra luck.
- We Cannot Go On Without You: As with all other Fire Emblem protagonists, his death or capture results in a game over.
- You Killed My Father: ...and mother, and (he thinks at first) sister. This is his main beef with Travant, and he can certainly be the one to land the killing blow on him in Genealogy.
A Knight of Leonster who once served Quan and is Leif's guardian. Nintendo's old website also reveals that Finn is the father of Nanna, Leif's Action Girlfriend.
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese), Robert Clotworthy (English) (Fire Emblem Heroes)
- Action-Hero Babysitter: When Leif was still in baby sheets, Finn was both his parental figure and his bodyguard.
- Ascended Extra: From a mere secondary character to personal advisor and bodyguard to the story Hero.
- Blade on a Stick: Finn is a Lance Knight with the unique "Brave Lance" weapon.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Finn is forced to lose lances and switch to swords when dismounted, which is required during indoor chapters. This is downplayed a bit, as Finn is available from the first map, and has some time to train his sword rank.
- Crutch Character: He is as close as one can get to a Jagen Archetype, if not for being unpromoted and his decent stats progression. While he is a decent unit in capturing and being viable, indoor maps weaken him as his sword rank is D and he is unable to equip his Brave Lance, reducing his luck and Miracle activation.
- He is also your best unit for capturing enemies because of his high movement, the build of cavaliers which is automatically 20, and the Brave Lance to reliably kill foes. Once indoors, however, you have to rely on someone else for capturing foes.
- Disc-One Nuke: He has good base stats and his Brave Lance turns him into a good capturing unit and a deadly fighter during outdoor chapters. Plus he has a nice HP to boot to fight against the fatigue mechanic, and he has decent enough weapon rank to use some of the better swords during indoor chapters, AND he has a Leadership Star. The only reason he is not that good in late-game is because the late-game chapters are filled with Status Staves and Magic users, and even then he can contribute by having a Leadership Star.
- Fragile Speedster: His Miracle ability increases his evasion when he is low on health, and his personal weapon, the Brave Lance, allows him to Double Attack and increases his luck by 10. He also has a Leadership Star. Coupled with supports from Leif and Nanna (which increase his evasion further), he can be almost unkillable, even at base stats.
- The Lancer: To Leif (literally too, as his personal weapon is the overpowered "Brave Lance"). He's also the only character to be able to reach a 90% top chance to NEVER DIE whenever he is attacked by a lethal blow.
- Older and Wiser: Has grown quite a bit from his Genealogy days.
- Parental Substitute: To Leif.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes."I'll never back down!""This is my duty!""For my country!""I do not fear death."
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Lampshaded by Selphina and Leif. She reprimands him for being much colder than he used to be, but Leif later says he's just forgotten how to cry after all the shit that hit the fan.
- Team Dad: Finn is a father figure to Leif and Nanna.
- Too Awesome to Use: Inverted. The Brave Lance is not usable within the final chapters due to it being indoors, and Finn not being able to use Lances dismounted. As such, it is recommended to use it up beforehand, which most players do.
- Weapon of Choice: The Brave Lance, which gives him the ability to attack twice and also gives him an extra 10 luck, adding more chances of activating Miracle when in danger.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Quite literally.
Orsin (Osian, Othin)
A hot-blooded member of the Fiana's Freeblades. Best-friends with Halvan.
- An Axe to Grind: He gets a unique one in the first map, the incredibly powerful Pugi!
- Boisterous Bruiser: Hot-headed in contrast to Halvan.
- Critical Hit Class: His Wrath skill allows him to land a guaranteed Critical Hit on enemy phase. With the Pugi equipped, his second attack (on either phase) has a near-guaranteed chance of a(nother) Critical Hit.
- Disc-One Nuke: Three words. Chapter 1 Pugi.
- Inconsistent Dub: In Awakening, he is named Orsin. But in Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends poll, he is renamed Osian.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Justified; he becomes anxious to fight off the enemy soldiers in the first chapter because they've seiged and occupied his village. Even Leif, who ultimately decides to drive out the soldiers and attempt to rescue Nanna and Mareeta, hadn't yet declared his decision. However, Halvan is there to defy this trope by reminding him to stay calm and not needlessly endanger himself or the rest of the group.
- Lightning Bruiser: Unlike most Fighters in the series, he has high HP, acceptable defense, high STR, and an almost overkill base speed with a solid speed growth. Add in Wrath and Pugi and...
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Tanya.
- Those Two Guys: With Halvan. Halvan's laidback and calm personality contrasts with Orsin's wild and hotheaded nature.
- Weapon of Choice: The Pugi, an axe which is a combination of Hand Axe and a Killer Axe. Have fun.
A calm and cool member of the Fiana's Freeblades. Best-friends with Orsin.
- Action Initiative: He will always attack first because of his skill Vantage.
- Continuity Nod: He can acquire a Brave Axe from his sister, who claimed to get it from a woman near a lake.
- Disc-One Nuke: He gets the Brave Axe, which is acquired in Chapter 1.
- Lightning Bruiser: Despite being a slightly worse Orsin (or maybe because he is a slightly worse Orsin), he is still one of the best characters in the game.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He is essentially Orsin without Pugi and Vantage instead of Wrath, an overall worse growth than Orsin but relatively better base stats, and the Brave Axe is not a personal weapon, which means you can give it to Orsin as well. Still a good character in his own right.
- Those Two Guys: Is kinda this with Orsin.
Leader of the town of Fiana and its militia: Fiana's Freeblades. Is actually Briggid of Jungby.
- Action Mom: She is the surrogate mother to Maretta as well as Leif and Nanna. She is also one for Patty and Febail.
- Badass Decay: She is not as useful as in chapter 1-5 once you get her back later.
- Crutch Character: She is very strong with her base stats, but she leaves very early for the rest of the game, and when you get her back, she is not as strong or useful.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: As Briggid, she wore her Rapunzel Hair loose and with a Martial Arts Headband. As Eyvel, her hair is shorter and in a ponytail.
- Foreshadowing: The other five Deadlords in Thracia 776 all share a class with the characters they're created from (or the second-tier class of said characters in the case of Canis and Porcus), but Draco is a Sniper, not a Swordmaster.
- For Want of a Nail: If you don't restore her? Have fun with the Deadlord Draco attacking you in the last chapter.
- Lady in Red: Eyvel wears an orange outfit; unlike many examples, it's not depicted as fanservice.
- Lady of War: Eyvel pretty much singlehandedly can solo the first few chapters of the game.
- Mama Bear: Eyvel found young Mareeta locked inside a cage in a slave market; she was so pissed off to see a little girl subjected to slavery that she slaughtered all the traders and guards and promptly adopted her as her own.
- Missing Mom: To Mareeta, Nanna, and Leif for almost the entire game.
- Plot Armor: Until she is turned to stone in Chapter 5, Eyvel cannot be killed. To this end, the game will cheat for you and make any attack that would kill her miss instead.
- Proper Lady: She is much more conservative in how she behaves and dresses in comparison to when she was Bridget.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She is the leader of the small village where Nanna, Mareeta, and Leif live.
- Same Character, but Different: Once she is back to the team, she is the same, but the main difference is that she is not as useful as before.
- Taken for Granite: She's turned to stone in Chapter 5 and stays that way until Chapter 24x.
- Team Mom: For the group, specially Mareeta and Nanna.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: As said above, she's Princess Briggid of Jungby, but at some point she arrived to Fiana without any memories. Some years after the end of Thracia 776, she recovers her memories and is reunited with the now adult Patty and Febail.
- Even more: if you save her from being petrified and Finn is still alive, this triggers a conversation in which Finn does recognize her as Briggid and tells her so. However, Eyvel herself is still amnesiac and denies this.
The leader of the Mount Violdrake Bandits, albeit reformed thanks to Eyvel.
- Action Dad: He's Tanya's father, and an axe-wielder to boot.
- The Alleged Boss: Of the "Reformed Mount Violdrake Brigands", yet Gomez, his underling, pretty much leaps on him.
- Almost Dead Guy: Him and his daughter Tanya almost would have died at the hands of Gomez if not for Leif and associates.
- Badass Beard: The sturdiest beard in Thracia.
- The Beard: He sports a very manly one, plus the one "whom Marty is loved", according to the latter game's ending.
- Benevolent Boss: Treats the brigands below him fairly well and only uses them for defensive purposes.
- Blessed with Suck: His greatest weakness isn't actually his low stat growths, but his Charge ability, which initiates an additional turn of combat against enemies slower than him. This undermines his tanking ability by leaving him with less health after each enemy round. The ability also doesn't take into account his ability to retaliate, leaving him especially vulnerable to slower ballistae and siege tomes.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Dagdar is one of the strongest members of the group.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Has a weak spot for his daughter Tanya.
- Carpet of Virility: The artwork shows that under the shirt he dons, there are a lot of hairs.
- Crutch Character: Another one: his growths are almost as bad as Eyvel's, but unlike Eyvel, he stays longer and is better able to capture units. His movement star can also come in handy in a pinch.
- Da Chief: Of Reformed Brigands.
- A Father to His Men: Seen as this by his underlings. Also, his name is an obvious reference to the "Father Of All Gods" in Norrean Mythology.
- For Want of a Nail: Careful! Don't skip chapter 8X or he'll become Deadlord Tigris.
- HeelFace Turn: Years before the game starts, he forsook banditry after having been defeated by Eyvel in a duel.
- Large and in Charge: The headmaster to the Mount Violdrake Bandits, and he is very huge too.
- Manly Gay: The man that loved Marty.
- Papa Wolf: Dagdar is extremely protective of his daughter Tanya.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: After meeting with Eyvel, Dagdar reformed the Violdrake bandits to not do any bandit activity, even though they're still called bandits. Unfortunately, the work Dagdar has put them to has proved fruitless thus far.
- Quickly Demoted Leader: By his right-hand Gomez.
- Retired Monster: Was a bandit in name and meaning, using brutal methods to oppress the weak, but since Eyvel arrived, both because he was stunned by her courage and because he was defeated in battle by her, he has since reformed along his band.
- Reformed Criminal: Dagdar was a bandit who was convinced by Eyvel to take a second chance and protect villages instead of raiding them.
- Retired Outlaw: Dagdar and the Violdrakes used to be feared bandits. After meeting with Eyvel, Dagdar made the Violdrakes bandits In Name Only.
- Sculpted Physique: He starts with a very high constitution and is an axe-user too.
Dagdar's daughter. Quarrels with Orsin often.
- Babies Ever After: Her ending, where she marries the one she always picks a quarrel on.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: For all the tantrums shed toward Othin, it is obvious she has feelings for the guy.
- Damsel out of Distress: Even when surrounded by burly enemies, she fights nevertheless.
- Farmer's Daughter: Daughter to a retired bandit that is a farmer when not fighting to defend the surroundings.
- Femininity Failure: She looks female enough, but she bears a dock loader debauch within.
- Fragile Speedster: Terrible defenses and cannot attack or counter attack in close range, but her good speed stat and growth, combined with the decent might of bows give her a strong niche.
- Raised by Dudes: Her father Dagdar is a brigand and works with other brigands, so she's lived with men all of her life.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: If she is trained enough, she can use, despite her very low constitution (if leveled without a specific bonus growth scroll), very heavy weaponry such as the Master Bow and the Great Bow.
- The Lad-ette: A lesser example, she still can act very girly around the likes of Orsin or her father, but otherwise she's very masculine.
A member of the Mount Violdrake Bandits.
- The Big Guy: Marty has one of the largest constitutions in the game and is the go-to guy when heavy lifting is required.
- Bandit Mook: He's the first Fire Emblem unit to be of the Brigand class.
- Bumbling Sidekick: To Halvan/Othin when he can be recruited in chapter 8.
- Dumb Muscle: Despite being incredibly strong, Marty is somewhat dense and timid.
- Gentle Giant: Marty has one of the highest constitutions in the game and his ending even mentions his gentle nature.
- Gonk: His portrayal in the artwork is an average man, but his portrait is cross-eyed and has a Non-Standard Character Design, looking directly towards the screen instead of at an angle.
- Joke Character: His bases, aside from his Luck Stat and equal-with-a-higher-growth build, are far worse than Dagdar, making him seem like he might end up being Magikarp Power. However, while he does have excellent build, HP, and solid-by-this-game's-standard's defense growths, the others are barely higher if at all. And when it's said that his bases are low, that's low as in nearly everything being a flat zero. His build growth could make for a wonderful capture-bot... If you could actually hit anything past the earlygame with him, let alone with reduced capture stats. Scrolls can make him Not Completely Useless, but then again they can do that for just about every character in theory. Ironically enough, Dagdar, with his good bases in a game with low stat caps and moving star ends up being better overall (his comparatively low build growth could also hypothetically be addressed with scrolls!).
- Manly Gay: "The man whom Dagdar loved" — a direct extract from the game ending.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Though Marty is still called a bandit, he doesn't do any banditry anymore.
- Stone Wall: Marty's defense, build, and HP are really, really good. On the flipside, his skill and speed are really, really poor. For starters, his skill and speed is a flat 0.
A Bow Fighter from the village of Iss. Joins the party when defending it from the Lifis Pirates.
- Bishōnen: He's a very pretty man.
- Death by a Thousand Cuts: Makes up for his lackluster attack with the Adept skill, which allows him to attack up to four times in a single round, and three movement stars, which gives him a 15% chance to attack again in the same turn.
- Family Man: While only 16 years old, he's nonetheless a family-oriented man. His introduction, ending, and death quote all indicate he cares deeply for his mother, and raises a family of his own in the ending.
- Generic Guy: He's just a guy who joins to stop the pirates. He doesn't even get a word when the pirate he joined to stop becomes a member of Leif's army. Even his ending doesn't say anything about his grudge against the pirates, as though he just dropped it so that he could return to a peaceful life of fishing and raising a family.
- Mage Killer: Magic power and magic resistance run on the same stat in this game, so his seemingly ill-suited growth rates for his class actually make him a good anti-magic unit. This does not stop him from being hated for the most part.
- Momma's Boy: A Type 1 variant. He makes his introduction leaving his mother to join Leaf's party, insisting that he fights back against the Lifis Pirates - despite having no combat experience - so that they no longer have to live in fear of them. He mutters for her in his death quote, and returns to her in his ending.
- Naïve Newcomer: Invoked; he joins Leaf's party knowing full well that he has no prior battle experience, but is nonetheless determined to fight back against the Lifis Pirates raiding his village. His Genre Blindness regarding the hell he's going to be facing as a member of Leif's party makes him naive, indeed.
- Pretty Boy: If he has anything, it's that he's quite the looker.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
A priestess from the Free City of Tahra.
- Awesome, but Impractical: A variation. Despite being a White Magician Girl, her strength is comparable to Othin's. Of course, being a Priest, she can't actually use that strength for any purpose whatsoever.
- Proper Lady: Very softspoken, but with a will of iron.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Repair Staff allows you to repair any weapon to its base condition. Essentially, it's a weapon that can turn into any weapon in the game five times.
- Utility Party Member: Terrible fighting, excellent support.
- Weapon of Choice: The Repair (Hammerne) staff, which restores the uses of any weapons and staves.
- White Magician Girl
The leader of a band of pirates who attacks villages on the coasts of eastern Thracia. A bit of a sleazeball.
- Bandit Clan: He leads one
- Bandito: Medieval, despicable form.
- Butt-Monkey: When talking to Salem or Perne. Lifis does deserve it though.
- Famous Ancestor: Only in the novelization of Thracia 776, where after the war, Lifis sailed to another continent and changed his name to Adrah, eventually founding the Kingdom of Archanea. Of course, since Lifis didn't improve much from Thracia, he's indirectly responsible for the hardships Archanea went through.note
- Five-Finger Discount: The best character at doing it if given the Neim scroll, so that his build will reach higher levels (20% growth on build is very good), possibly allowing the team to obtain free Magic Swords, High-End Magic Tomes, 2x Attack Weapons, and utility staffs.
- For Want of a Nail: If you don't recruit him, or you get him killed? Have the Deadlord Porcus after you.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: Kidnaps Safy and forces her to become his lover. The pirate says he'll fight for the people in exchange for a personal "favor" from her (hinted to be sexual), but later admits to a Mook that he's lying just to get her to do his "favor".
- Jerkass: Maybe he becomes a Jerk with a Heart of Gold later, maybe....
- Pirate: Definitely type 2 in the beginning. Though Lifis is not of the pirate class.
- Punch-Clock Hero: He only helps you out because Leif probably would skewer him for his piracy otherwise.
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: The leader of pirates that attacked Iss village in chapter 2.
- Stalker with a Crush: Toward Safy.
- Timed Mission: The trick with him is that once the music changes after a certain amount of turns pass, his (superior) subordinate Shiva will move to attack.
- Token Evil Teammate: One of the more crooked recruitable characters.
- Villainous Crush: Lifis fancies Safy, but not enough to risk his life fighting The Empire.
- Zero-Effort Boss: He is a boss in Chapter 2x, but he has no weapons to fight so he can immediately be captured by anyone.
A member of the Magi Squad, an anti-Empire rebellion group.
- Action Initiative: She will always attack first because of her skill Vantage.
- An Axe to Grind: After class changing into a Hero, she is the first axe infantry unit to be female.
- Battle Couple: With Brighton, who she fights together with.
- Boring, but Practical: Of the four recruitable Myrmidons she's this. Shiva, Mareeta and Troude all have uniqueness to them whether through their skills or bases, however Machyua only has Vantage as her skill (which is a bit situational) and somewhat mediocre bases. The reason she's practical however is due to her being available during Manster to participate in a very rigid set of chapters where she shines. Once you finally start recruiting the other Myrmidons she'll already be far ahead of them in stat growth.
- Expy: She takes many cues from the previous female Hero Creidne.
- Femininity Failure: Straight up with Tanya.
- Tomboy: Has a more masculine-looking appearance compared to the other female swordfighters, and is the only one that can promote to Hero, which is typically a male-only class, and is the 2nd one of only 9 females in the series to be able to use axes before Shadow Dragon introduced the reclass system.
Another member of the Magi Squad, was formerly a Manster Knight before joining.
- An Axe to Grind: As an Axe Knight, he uses an axe on a horse. However, dismounting, and joining in a set of indoor chapters, means it will be a while before Brighton uses an Axe. Instead, he'll be using swords till he mounts up.
- Battle Couple: Implied with Machyua, as they marry in their endings.
- Crutch Character: He is the guy who keeps your team alive in Manster. Post-Manster, he is still solid, but not as necessary as before.
- Defector from Decadence: He was once a knight of Manster, but he deserted and joined the Magi in order to change things for the better.
- Mighty Glacier: Brighton has especially high HP and Build in exchange for speed. And with Wrath, he is really good at taking hits and dealing it in the opponent's turn.
- Younger Than They Look: According to the official site, he is 23. He looks as if he was in his 30's.
A member of the Magi Squad, has ties to Perne of the Dandylions.
- Beautiful Slave Girl: Once a slave dancer for a traveling acting company before she was founded by Perne.
- Belly Dancer: The way she dance in game shown her wearing skimpy clothing so she might have such moves in her repertoire.
- Damsel in Distress: Was once a dancing slave, then the noble thief Perne rescued her.
- Fragile Speedster: Her HP, and Defense is especially low, as is her build.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Her artwork and her in-game sprite as a dancer.
- I Owe You My Life: To Perne, who rescued her from being a child slave.
- Lady of Adventure: She travels all around the world after the ending, glistering people's sight with her vogie fading (dancing town to town).
- Made a Slave: And hinted to have been a Sex Slave as well.
- Quirky Bard: Can be promoted from Thief to Dancer. As a dancer, she can refresh an ally to perform another action. She could dance twice if she's lucky with her 1 movement star.
- She's Got Legs: Remarked on by the artwork.
A wandering mercenary.
- Big Brother Mentor: While he isn't related to Leif, he's fairly brotherly to him in what interaction he gets with him.
- The Dulcinea Effect: Is thrown into jail for beating up a guard who was bothering Karin.
- The Fool: Behaves a bit childish sometimes, being reprimanded by Karin while both are imprisoned with Leif.
- Generation Xerox: He took up traveling as a Mercenary just like his father, Beowolf.
- Heroic Bastard: The illegitimate son of Beowolf and a noblewoman from Conote.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Fergus can be rude to others, but he does all he can to help others, particularly Karin.
- Lady and Knight: Him and Karin, as he intervenes to shelter her from the pestering of local rude soldiers.
- Lightning Bruiser: A mounted unit with swords as his main weapon, with solid stats and a Pursuit Critical Coefficient of 5, which means he can score TONS of critical hits. And later on, he can also wield the powerful Beo Sword.
A Knight of Silesia looking for its missing prince.
- Blade on a Stick: Of course, her introduction chapters mainly have her using swords since they're set indoors.
- Crippling Overspecialization: She has to switch to swords when dismounted, and Lances when mounted.
- Fragile Speedster: As a Pegasus Knight.
- Mouthy Kid: Mouthy Teenager Girl.
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: Hinted to like Fergus despite yelling at him a lot.Fergus: What, are you attracted to me now?
Karin: Huh? N-No, of course not!
- Tsundere: She gets angry a lot at Fergus, but cares for him deeply. She also teases Ilios quite a bit.
- What the Hell, Hero?: To Ced for leaving Silesia when Queen Erinys was lethally ill, and later to Misha for supporting the Empire and not Silesia.
- Woman in White: Her Pegasus uniform is white.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair.
A honorable Knight of Manster. Has second thoughts on Raydrik's administration.
- An Axe to Grind: He's a variant of an Armor Knight that uses Axes. He's the only unit that can use axes in the Manster chapters, so many bring the Brave Axe along for him to use.
- Blade on a Stick: He gains the use of Rank E Lances after promotion, making him one of the only 2 characters able to use Lances indoors.
- Big Brother Instinct: Joins Leif because he saved his little brother from the Child Hunts.
- Can't Catch Up: Once the Manster Arc finishes, he is a terrible unit to use in any of the following maps, and he doesn't even get Pavise (a skill that deflects any damage inflicted) once he is promoted.
- Crutch Character: He's quite essential in the Manster chapters, and is the only unit who can use axes during them. Of course, once the Manster Arc ends, his usefulness declines immediately due to terrain disadvantages and better characters being available.
- Kryptonite Is Everywhere: Even if he has uses in any chapter, many of the enemies use Hammers in the mid- and late-game.
- Mighty Glacier: His defense and strength base stats and growths are quite high. However, his speed growth is low compared to the other characters, and he will deal with low movement unless he gets a very lucky level. Even with higher movement, there is still plenty of terrain Dalsin cannot cross.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: He was a soldier for Raydrik, but quit after his boss captured his little brother for the the Child Hunts.
- Multi-Melee Master: After class changing into a General, Dalsin has access to all physical weapons. Unfortunately, his new weapon proficiencies all start off at Rank E.
A mage from Frest and a friend of Leif. He joined the Magi and trained under Ced as a member of the Magi Squad.
- Bishōnen: Asbel is a younger example; he's so gorgeous it's easy to mistake him for a girl.
- Blow You Away: While Asbel can use fire and thunder magic, his highest weapon rank is Wind and he has a personal tome, Grafcalibur, which is powerful, light, and has a high critical rate.
- Childhood Friends: An old friend of Leif who was left behind when Tahra was invaded.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Like a female child.
- Glass Cannon: Acceptable magic growth, massive speed growth, but he takes physical hits as well as a wet paper bag. However, not many opponents can survive his magical assault, especially with Grafcalibur.
- Magikarp Power: He starts very average, but if well trained, he will become a staple of the army, synergizing well with later-acquired mages.
- Pretty Boy: Just look at him!
- Weapon of Choice: The Grafcalibur, a powerful Wind magic tome with 100% hit rate and 40% critical rate.
- Wonder Child: He has the potential to be a very strong magician and specializes in the best magic element, Wind.
Princess Nanna of Nordion
The Princess of Nordion, and the daughter of Lachesis.
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Abby Trott note (English) (Fire Emblem Heroes)
- Action Girlfriend: To Leif, as she's quite the Combat Medic.
- Brother-Sister Team: Her and Diarmuid, when recruited, will work excellently when maximum 3 squares away from each other, as they will gain a mutual +20 hit\avoid, and they can provide the same bonus, when close, to any unit that is in the same square radius.
- Childhood Friend Romance: She grew up with Leif, and if she makes it to the end, they get together.
- Combat Medic: Can use both staves and swords.
- Depending on the Artist: Her eye color has changed through different arts. She had brown eyes (Genealogy), green eyes (Heroes), and blue eyes (Thracia) throughout her appearance in the series, with several Cipher cards even picking one of the other.
- Deuteragonist: As Leif's love interest.
- Distress Ball: What sets the action off is her and Mareeta's kidnapping. In episode 3, she is used as a hostage by the enemy so Leif will let the imperial forces take him, even when Nanna tells him not to do so.
- The High Queen: She becomes the queen of New Kingdom of Thracia with Leif.
- Lady of War: If well trained, after promotion.
- Life Drain: Her personal sword, the Earth Sword, can drain the enemy's HP and replenish her own when it hits. It is a heirloom from her mother.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes."I hope you can forgive me.""Let me through!""There's no other way ""Don't you dare!"
- Required Party Member: Her older brother Diarmuid will join the army only if she's alive or not captured by the end of Chapter 20.
- Status Buff: Her Charm skill increases +10 hit/avoid to allies within a 3-tile range, alongside her very late-acquired brother Diarmuid.
- Stone Wall: If given the Wrath skill, Nanna, unless 1-shotted, will be capable to gain back a very hefty amount of health by using her Earth Sword.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to her friend Mareeta's tomboy.
- Weapon of Choice: The Earth Sword, which she got from her mother. It has the ability to heal her upon damaging an enemy.
- Woman in White: Nanna's outfit is mostly white.
- Utility Party Member: "Charm" is an excellent skill to boost any units and "Healing" is a requirement to avoid risky situations.
A Knight of Manster with a strong love for his child.
- An Axe to Grind: He's an Axe knight who comes with a poleaxe.
- Crippling Over Specialization: Hicks has to switch from C rank axes to E rank swords upon dismounting.
- Convenient Replacement Character: His biggest asset is being able to take Brighton's place as an Axe Knight, should the latter die or get too many Empty Levels. Otherwise, while Hick's bases and growths are better, Brighton's earlier availability, higher sword ranking, and Wrath skill make him a superior choice.
- Mighty Glacier: His stats emphasize defense over speed.
- Papa Wolf: Decides to help Leif once he hears he's fighting to stop the child hunts, since thanks to him, his son Maphy and other kids were saved from them.
- What the Hell, Player?: Calls the player out and doesn't join if you didn't rescue his son Maphy.
A mercenary hired by Lifis' pirates.
- Adaptational Badass: In the Takagi manga. He manages to gain the upper hand with Evyel, a promoted Swordmaster, and almost kills Finn (who wasn't using a lance for some reason).
- Fragile Speedster: He'll be this for a while, but he should gain some notable bulk, subverting this, though it will rarely be to the degree of the Heroes.
- Glacier Waif: Appears as lean as a typical Sword Fighter, but trades off some speed growth for defense, making him more of a Lightning Bruiser than a Fragile Speedster. His Sol skill also helps with his durability, especially in tandem with the Adept skill - which doubles the chance of Sol activating per round - he acquires upon promotion.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: A skilled swordsman in the employ of a petty thief.
- Life Drain: He starts off with the Sol skill.
- Lightning Bruiser: The combination of Sol, 4 PCC, base stats, and growth turns him into a good damage dealer with quite an amazing durability.
- Knight in Shining Armor: To Safy, whom he protects from Lifis's lechery.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Shiva is one of the taller characters, wears black, has dark hair, and is quite handsome.
- The Stoic: Well, he follows the Navarre/Nabarl archetype after all.
- Older Sidekick: At thirty, Shiva is older than the twenty-year-old Lifis.
- Token Good Teammate: He's also the most moral associate of the Lifis Pirates.
A Knight of Leonster under the care of Hannibal after his father's passing.
- Blade on a Stick: He can use them equally well with swords when mounted.
- Cool Sword: And he's really good at using them. Not to mention he can get the nice Paragon Sword, a sword that grants the Paragon skill and gives 5 defense.
- Depending on the Artist: His portrait is different from his official art as he wears a blue cape instead of a white cape in-game. It also implies that he wears blue in-game by his sprite palette even though he wears red in his official art.
- Knight in Shining Armor
- Magikarp Power: Starts at level 1, when your other characters have survived the Manster Prison Break. Thankfully, he can get the Paragon Sword, and he has good stats, alongside a high Pursuit Critical Coefficient.
- Parental Abandonment: Dad died in the war, mother died some time after Hannibal saved them.
- Tragic Keepsake: Said Paragon Sword, if he gets it from Selphina? It turns out to be the one that belonged to his Disappeared Dad.
- Undying Loyalty: To Hannibal, who helped him and his mom in the war. But above all is Leonster as he was permitted by Hannibal to join alongside Leif to liberate the country from Grannvale's control.
- Weapon of Choice: Subverted. His Paragon Sword can only be acquired if he talks to Selphina at Chapter 9, which is an heirloom from his late father. However, it is not a personal weapon, so anyone that can use swords can wield it.
A Knight of Leonster, and the daughter of Dorias and wife of Glade.
- Battle Couple: With Glade.
- Horse Archer: Selphina is an arch knight, which uses bows and rides a horse.
- Lady of War: She's very ladylike, but she's still a knight of Leonster.
- Parental Substitute: Her ending mentions that she made her Big Fancy House a refuge and training center for orphan children. That would make her known as "Mother of Thracia".
- She Is All Grown UpFinn: ...Well... So this is that little girl with the braids...Selphina: Ten years can make a big difference. I'm now married to Glade.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Very sweet and kind, but being polite doesn't make her less outspoken.
- What the Hell, Hero?: To Finn, in regards to Lachesis.
Another Knight of Leonster. Both of his parents died in battle.
- Blade on a Stick: Cain is a lance knight, though see Crippling Overspecialization for more.
- Crippling Overspecialization: He can't use swords when mounted, but he has to switch to Swords and lose Lances once on foot. This makes him not recommended.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Despite being Those Two Guys with Alva, they don't support each other.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Alva.
- Orphan's Ordeal: The manual say his pendant is all he has to remember his parents by.
- Out of Focus: His only lines are his escape quote and his death quote, making it possible to play through the entire game without hearing a single word out of him.
- Those Two Guys: With Alva.
A Knight of Leonster. Friends with Cain.
- Blade on a Stick: Oddly, his dismounted sword rank is higher.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Unlike Carrion, Alva cannot use Swords mounted, nor can he use lances dismounted. This means he has to juggle weapon ranks in a game where weapon exp is slowly gained.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Despite being Those Two Guys with Cain, they don't support each other.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Cain.
- Out of Focus: His only lines are his escape quote and his death quote, making it possible to play through the entire game without hearing a single word out of him.
- Those Two Guys: With Cain.
Yet another Knight of Leonster.
- Horse Archer: Oddly, he doesn't suffer from Crippling Overspecialization, as he stays with bows once dismounted.
- Magikarp Power: If well-trained, his growths are quite powerful. He also has a movement star, and three pursuit critical stars.
- Name's the Same: Shares the same name (and even a similar class) with another character from BS Archanea Chronicles.
- Out of Focus: His only lines are his escape quote and his death quote, making it possible to play through the entire game without hearing a single word out of him.
- Shrinking Violet: Off battle. Girls seem to like it, according to his ending.
A Knight of Friege and Olwen's right-hand man.
- Blade on a Stick: Being a Paladin, he can use both equally well without suffering from Crippling Overspecialization. He even starts with a thunder sword.
- Bodyguard Crush: With Olwen, whom he marries in his ending.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: His stat spread is quite balanced, and he can use multiple weapons when mounted.
- Magic Knight: He starts with a Thunder Sword, although his 4 magic lets him do merely mediocre damage when casting from afar.
- Satellite Character: Mostly serves to be Olwen's right-hand man and not much else.
Leader of a band of Knights from Friege. Younger sister of Reinhardt.
Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi (Japanese), Erin Fitzgerald (English)(Fire Emblem Heroes, original), Tara Sands (Fire Emblem Heroes, alt)
- Cool Sword: In addition to using swords as a Mage Knight, she can get the Holy Sword from her brother in Chapter 22.
- Difficult, but Awesome: In contrast to her (relatively) Boring, but Practical counterpart, Ilios. She's a fearsome attacker that can hit hard from both the physical and magical ends, with an extremely high chance of landing a critical hit on the second strike, and two exclusive weapons that both allow her to attack twice as much as normal in a single round. Despite being a mounted unit, she doesn't lose access to her weapons upon dismounting, meaning that she retains all the benefits of mounted units, and could still be used for indoor maps. However, she's also a Glass Cannon that can't afford to miss at all, yet both her signature weapons are very heavy and will likely make her miss without investing in speed. One of these weapons, the Holy Sword, has to be obtained by talking to Reinhardt, whom is surrounded by a fleet of mage knights. In short, she's one of the strongest attackers in the game, but needs to be handled and invested in with great care.
- Glass Cannon: Not many can survive her Dire Thunder or Holy Sword, and with Vantage, she can attack before the enemy, which is especially useful combined with Pure Waters. On the other hand, one miss and a few hits is all it take to bring her HP to zero, and Dire Thunder is EXTREMELY heavy.
- Infinity +1 Sword: Has one, the Holy Sword, which she can get by talking to Reinhardt in Chapter 22. The requirement is MUCH easier said than done.
- Lady of Black Magic: A Magic Knight variant, but nevertheless a dignified knight with a powerful Dire Thunder.
- Magic Knight: Can use both swords and magic; but contrary to Ilios, the other recruitable character of this class, she's less balanced and more of a mounted Squishy Wizard.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: Either her, the Glass Cannon, or Ilios, the tank.
- My God, What Have I Done?: The poor girl has a severe Heroic BSoD like this when she learns that the Friege army is conducting the child hunts."This... This is the child hunting? I heard rumors, but I never thought they were actually doing it... This is terrible... Is this... Is this what my country has been doing!?"
- Naïve Newcomer: Is mocked by Kempf for being a fresh recruit in the Friege army.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes."You scum!""No mercy!""I'll protect all who need it!""You won't get past me!"
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Kempf in Chapter 16A in order to lure him out.
- Shock and Awe: She has a higher Thunder rank than her Fire and Wind rank, plus she has the Dire Thunder too.
- Weapon of Choice: The Dire Thunder, a Thunder spell with a Brave effect, and the Holy Sword, which has a Brave effect, effective against cavaliers, gives 10 magic, and gives Miracle.
Eyvel's adopted daughter. The unwilling owner of the Shadow Sword.
Voiced by: Marina Inoue (Japanese) (Fire Emblem Heroes), Kayli Mills (English) (Fire Emblem Heroes)
- Armor-Piercing Attack: She has Luna, which allows her to ignore the enemy's defense. Even better, it can activate alongside Astra.
- Birthmark of Destiny: She and Galzus have brands of Od on their backs, which explains their expert swordsmanship.
- Berserker Tears: She is shedding a tear when she fighting against her mother and friend, indicating that she's still resisting the sword's curse..
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Through the dark influence of the Shadow Sword. Once she's snapped out of it, though, with some help from Saias, she "tames" the sword and makes it her Weapon of Choice.
- Cute Bruiser: Mareeta is a cute teenage girl, but learns one of the most powerful combat skills in the game.
- Deuteragonist: She is the closest to such a role, and still has very little screentime.
- Distinguishing Mark: She sports the brand of Od on her shoulder.
- Distress Ball: What sets the action off is her and Nanna's kidnapping.
- Fallen Princess: Her father Galzus was the prince of Rivough, a small kingdom invaded by Isaac.
- Fighting from the Inside: Despite the Shadow Sword's curse, she is actually resisting its curse, much to Raydrik's shock.
- Glass Cannon: Even when underleveled, her offense is ridiculous thanks to her personal weapon.
- I Call It "Vera": Her non-evil sword became known as "Mareeta's Sword".
- Luke, You Are My Father: How she manages to recruit Galzus in chapter 24.
- Magikarp Power: It takes a couple of levels to bring her up to par without relying on her personal weapon. Thankfully, she has nice stat growths.
- Missing Mom: She lost her biological mom right after she was born.
- Shipper on Deck: Ships Leif/Nanna, and if the three are alive by the time the Final Battle hits, she'll encourage Nanna to tell him her feelings.Mareeta: "Go on, Lady Nanna! Just say it!"Nanna: "B-But..."Mareeta: "You'll regret it forever if you don't say it now. Or do you just want to stay as his 'cute little sister'?"Nanna: "But Mareeta..."
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to her friend Nanna's girly girl.
- Walking the Earth: In her ending.
- Weapon of Choice: She has her own sword of her own name, the Mareeta's Sword. It grants Nihil and has the Brave effect.
A former member of the Loptous Sect. Also, the first-ever playable character in the Fire Emblem series to use dark magic.
- Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Both him before his recruitment and any enemy dark mages, Jormungandr can inflict poison to any of your units. When he joins your party, he loses the effect.
- Dangerous Deserter: Deserted an unholy cult and can summon the faces of evil to kill anything not immune to magic.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Or better said, in his case, it used to be. He is notably the first Dark Mage to be playable.
- Defector from Decadence: He was a former member of the Loptous Sect. He gets better, and he writes a book about how much the Loptous Sect sucked in his ending.
- Evil Redhead: Pre-HeelFace Turn.
- Forced Sleep: His Sleep Staff is very precious and useful, yet he will use it against you if you don't have any fast-moving, flying unit or the Warp Staff to reach him before he depletes it.
- I Owe You My Life: Perne saved Salem's life when he was badly injured after escaping from the Loptous Sect for his "treason".
- Jack-of-All-Trades: As far as a Magician goes, he is decent at both attacking with spell tomes and using staves.
- Meaningful Name: He's the first playable dark magic user and shares a name with a town known for Witch Hunts.
- Poisoned Weapons: As an enemy, his tome Yotsmungand poisons you if it hits.
- Resignations Not Accepted: He was nearly killed by the Loptous Sect when he tried to leave."The Loptous Sect does not tolerate traitors. That's the rule..."
- Not What I Signed on For: What he told to the cultists at some point. They didn't take it well and almost killed him.
Perne (Pahn, Pirn, Pan)
Leader of the Dandelion Gang out of Dakia Forest.
- Action Initiative: He will always attack first because of his skill Vantage.
- Bandito: Medieval version
- But Now I Must Go: In his ending.
- Everyone Has Standards: He enjoyed Lara's dancing, until he found out that she's underaged and was so uncomfortable about it that he lets her go.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Perne comes off as a kidnapper initially, but it turns out he's a Lovable Rogue helping the poor folk.
- Just Like Robin Hood: He only steals from The Empire, and gives the gold to the regular people oppressed by the Grannvalle Empire. He also was going to kick out Colho and his goons upon being unbearable to deal with and learning that they attack innocent people.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: If he is recruited by Lifis, then he does this to him. Seeing as how he terrorized a town, he had it coming.
- King of Thieves: He wears the eponymous "King Sword" too!
- Life Drain: He starts off with the Sol skill.
- Loveable Rogue: He is a righteous cutpurse, and his charm made him gain a good reputation with the local villagers himself, as he confers to them whatever he steals in huge amounts.
- Reformed Criminal: Even before you can recruit him, he steals to help poorer people.
- Scoundrel Code: Steals for the poor people.
- Thieves' Guild: He is part of it.
A member of the Dandelions.
- HeelFace Turn: Another swordsman who can be swayed to the player's side.
- Hired Guns: He returned to being a Mercenary after the war.
- Number Two: To Perne.
- No-Sell: His Nihil skill.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's not totally bad, but several other swordsmen can do his job either better or earlier, overall making him redundant. In fact, you just got Mareeta from the previous chapter so that's not doing Troude any favors.
- Punch-Clock Hero: He's only a part of Leif's army thanks to Perne, he's otherwise no different from a common sellsword.
Safy's younger sister. Was caught by Perne and forced to stay with them.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To Safy.
- Five-Finger Discount: Through magic too. Unlimited-range. Magic stat based. The best thief in the game, but only for a maximum of 20 times (or up to 5 times that if the Repair Staff belonging to Safy is used on the Thief Staff).
- Magikarp Power: She joins much later than Safy, but has unique potential all her own.
- Minidress of Power: For certain definitions of the word "power", since she's an absurdly useful White Mage rather than the Action Girl that this trope normally entails or even a Black Mage.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Thief Staff. If she has high enough magic, she can steal almost every item in the game. In practice, this translates into a weapon that can become another weapon, and a death sentence to Mooks and Bosses alike. Stock up Holy Waters and M Up Staves and you're set.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The unruly tomboy to her sister Safy's girly girl.
- Utility Party Member: Healer and infinite ranged thief, although she has an E rank so she is only relegated to Heal staves. Though her Thief and Unlock Staff is all the utility she needs.
- Walking the Earth: In her ending.
- Weapon of Choice: In addition to staves, she has two unique staves: the Thief and Unlock staves.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Or in her case, bugs.
A Knight of Leonster and husband of Selphina and friend of Finn.
- Battle Couple: With Selphina, in which she gives a massive support bonus to him.
- Childhood Friends: He's Finn's best friend.
- Blade on a Stick: He is a mounted unit that specializes in Lances. Though see Crippling Overspecialization.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Glade is forced to lose lances and switch to swords during indoor chapters. Glade starts with a rank E in swords.
- Happily Married: With Selphina.
- Support Power: One of the few characters with a leadership star.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Selphina, him, and Finn are a grown version of this.
A Wyvern rider from Thracia sent by Areone to protect Linoan.
- Action Initiative: The Dragon Lance grants Vantage, allowing him to attack first when the enemy attacks him.
- Bodyguard Crush: He seems to have feelings for his master's fiancé Linoan, who he was entrusted to guard. She seems to like him back, but they don't stay together.
- Blade on a Stick: Is given a unique lance, the Dragon Spear, by his master Areone.
- Brother-Sister Team: Eda, a fellow Dragon Rider, is also his little sister.
- Crippling Over Specialization: Downplayed as Deen was smart enough to start with an A-Rank in Swords. But he still loses the Dragon Lance in the final chapter, thus most people use it up in the preceding chapter or sell it.
- Dragon Rider: The first recruitable Male Dragon Knight in the series.
- Lightning Bruiser: Even without the Dragon Lance, Deen has amazing stats and flies. With the Dragon Lance, he is basically a flying counterpart to Finn. And he's not bad with swords either thanks to his A rank swords.
- Humble Hero: Makes many sacrifices for his ideals and refuses to stand out among others. Lampshaded by Eda and Linoan.
- Knight in Shining Armor: To Linoan.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Deen is one of the taller characters and his handsomeness is remarked upon.
- Too Awesome to Use: Inverted. The Dragon Spear cannot be used in the final chapter, so most players use it up before then as they'll lose it anyhow.
- Weapon of Choice: The Dragon Lance, a powerful weapon which has a Brave effect and grants Vantage.
- What Could Have Been: There was a scene planned where Areone kills Deen for his relationship with Linoan.
Deen's younger sister and fellow dragon rider.
- Blade on a Stick: Her main mounted weapon is Lances. This becomes problematic when faced with low base constitution, as she will struggle to double with the weight of lances.
- Brother-Sister Team: She and her brother Deen.
- Crippling Over Specialization: She loses her B-rank in Lances, and has to switch to D-Rank swords dismounted.
- Dragon Rider: She rides a wyvern, obviously.
- Mage Killer: Has a very high magic growth, making her a desirable character to bring in the final chapters if her magic has been raised properly.
- Fragile Speedster: She is comparable to Karin in this regard.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Though she has fair stat growths, most players opt to use her brother Deen who is already promoted, has high stats and weapon ranks, and a personal weapon.
- Undying Loyalty: To her lady in liege Altenna.
A wandering bard who is a bit of a womanizer and lush.
- A Lady on Each Arm: What he thrives and reaches for.
- The Bard
- Brilliant, but Lazy: A very skilled mage, yet past his time bezzling booze and suitoring ladies.
- The Casanova: Nanna will bitch-slap him for daring to woo her and hitch her toward a philandering bacchanal.
- The Charmer: Has a way with ladies.
- Chick Magnet: Easily attracts simple-minded local girls in town.
- Chivalrous Pervert: In fact, the only way to recruit him is having Nanna entering the house he's in (no other women can enter because he's "hands full" already).
- Elegant Classical Musician: He wears a fashionable attire and also stays bare-chested, plus he sports a tan too!
- Handsome Lech: Nanna recruits him by slapping him when he offers her a drink.
- Healing Hands: Upon promotion.
- Hired for Their Looks: The reverse happens: he recruits himself if Nanna meets him because she either looks nice or daunts his lecherousness.
- Light 'em Up: His main weapons are light tomes. But since there are few of these in Jugdral...
- Lovable Sex Maniac: He states that he has his hands full if any female units except Nanna enter his house.
- Magikarp Power: Thankfully, he is a Bard with Paragon and having Sage as his promotion. Many considered him a prime example of how to be an underleveled character and get away with it.
- Mr. Fanservice: His official artwork has him shirtless.
- Professional Slacker: Wasting his days by rogering ladies and grooving around.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: He is chestless in the artwork and looks very pretty too.
- The Alcoholic: Heavily implied, at least in his dialogue with Nanna.
- The Storyteller and Wandering Minstrel: In his ending, which makes him famous in Jugdral.
Duchess Linoan of Tahra
The young woman who's in charge of the free city of Tahra. Also a descendant of Heim, thus in-story she has minor Naga blood.
- Arranged Marriage: To Travant's son and Deen's master Arion.
- Bodyguard Crush: On Deen.
- Costume Porn: Very well crafted if one references the official artwork.
- Light 'em Up: She can use these, including the Nosferatu tome, right from the start.
- Married to the Job: She "never married, despite her beauty" and spent all of her time devoting herself to rebuild her hometown of Tahra.
- Mega Twintails: Not really massive, but has two frontal side-hairtails.
- The Ojou: Kind and sweet.
- Pink Means Feminine: Pink hairs.
- Proper Lady: Very obvious, from how she looks to how she acts.
- Silk Hiding Steel: And she's both mentally strong and powerful in the battlefield.
A mercenary helping a village in stopping Zile and his bandits.
- An Axe to Grind: Ralf has almost a B-Rank in Axes; as there are no non-personal A-Rank Axes within the game, this means Ralf can quickly use all axes within the game.
- Call to Agriculture: He becomes a farmer after the war.
- Folk Hero: Helps the people that hosted him by repelling a bandit assault for free.
- The Generic Guy: Nothing is that notable about him. Ironically, he has more dialogue than the other generic recruited soldiers (e.g Cain, Alva, Robert).
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's a decent axe-specialist, but both Orsin and Halvin as well as several other Heroes do his job better.
- Punch-Clock Hero: Downplayed, he joins Leif's fight against the Empire because he can't stand their tyranny.
- We Help the Helpless: The villagers helped him and took him in, he aids them in return without asking for pay.
A Knight of Friege. Dreams of becoming a noble.
- The Aloner: This is how he is meant to be played: a character that is very durable that can be sent to solo missions.
- Ambition Is Evil: In his case, it's more like "Ambition makes you a Jerkass sometimes".
- Authority in Name Only: In his ending, he is stripped of his position and becomes a simple watchman.
- Badass Normal: He's actually a fairly standard commoner who rose in position to a well-respected Friege commander. He still wishes to defy this and become a noble of Friege.
- Berserk Button: Hates when Karin calls him "Olson".
- Glory Seeker: He wants to demonstrate to everyone that a mere commoner like him can be as worthy, if more, than a blue-blooded patrician.
- Guide Dang It!: His recruitment. In order to recruit him, not only does Olwen have to be unrecruited or dead, but he also has to be recruited by Karin. The game never mentions how to recruit him or even explain why Karin of all people.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Combined with Don't You Dare Pity Me! in his recruitment conversation, in regards to his low birth.
- Life Drain: He starts off with the Sol skill.
- Magic Knight: As a Mage Knight. Statwise, he's more of a Knight than Mage when compared to Olwen.
- Mercy Mode: Becomes a playable character if the player either couldn't recruit Olwen or keep her alive up until his recruit chapter. He's much more defense-oriented than Olwen, as though the game itself is compensating for the player's inability to keep their playable characters (Olwen in particular) alive.
- Mighty Glacier: High HP + evasion bonuses + 42% initial chance to avoid ALL deadly attacks = can't kill easily.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: A double-whammy example. Not only do you have to choose between him or Olwen, but also, he is only available to the A Path.
- One-Man Army: Can be sent to deal with numerous, dangerous enemies all by himself with a very high rate of success, even more if gifted with the Wrath skill and it is using Wind Tomes
- Shock and Awe: Is a (really powerful) Magic Knight and his specialty is Thunder Magic.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Especially in his ending.
A priest from Edda, known as the "Eyes of Claude".
- Bishōnen: He is very, VERY pretty.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Once promoted, he can use light magic.
- Man in White: He's a priest after all.
- The Missionary: He's on a mission to spread the word of Bragi for the deceased Claude.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: He is only available in the A Path.
- Preacher Man: Comes with the territory of being a priest.
- Silk Hiding Steel: A rare male example.
- Spirit Advisor: He has Claude's spirit as this.
- White Mage: He plays this role like all priests, but is rather noticeable for his base A staffs which allows him to use any staff not locked to another character.
A mercenary from Silesia who fights to earn money for orphans.
- Defector from Decadence: Joins the Army despite knowing it's not a good one, since she's taking care of the kids in an orphanage.
- Fragile Speedster: As like most Pegasus Knights.
- Friend to All Children: She fights for her orphans, and later to also stop the child hunts.
- Like Father, Like Son: Averted. She's the daughter of Deet'var, but makes a point about how her mom's death at the hands of Sigurd's group has nothing to do with her motivations.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: She is only available in the A Path.
- Redeeming Replacement: Misha is the daughter of Deet'var, but unlike her mother, Misha doesn't stay as an enemy and can see the error of her ways.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Is told this by Karin and August for putting the Silessian kids's needs over the whole world, though to be fair, she didn't know about the child hunts.
A strange young girl with ties to the Loptous Sect. She decides to side with Leif and his group instead.
- Behind Every Great Man: Becomes Leif's advisor in her ending, a trend that is emulated in the following game by the similar character Sophia.
- Broken Bird: One that, instead of being bitter and cynical, is distracted and pretty much a...
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander:Oh, are you from the Liberation Army? Did she say something to you? Please forget it. She mumbles strange things from time to time. She can be an odd girl at times.
- Combat and Support: The best character in the game for this, as she can do everything almost perfectly.
- Demoted to Extra: A very important character that is directly connected to the plot of both games, but is not developed enough.
- Emotionless Girl: She seems to be close to this characterization.
- Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: Direct, non-violent, light-hearted heir to one of the most powerful evil wizards of the world, yet if she is required to fight, she will sunder everything in her path by excellently using all kinds of magic.
- For Want of a Nail: The player must recruit her and NOT get her killed off. Or not only will the chance to save Eyvel be lost, but Sara will end up as the Deadlord Canis a mage on the enemy's side that can pack quite the magical punch. (Okay, so Canis will still be fought if this doesn't happen, but Sara!Canis is a lot more powerful than normal!Canis.)
- Girl in the Tower: Spent most of her life in a golden prison, as the heiress of Manfroy. She really hates it.
- Glass Cannon: Has 70% growths in magic, skill, and speed but a practically non-existent defense growth.
- Hair Color Spoiler: Her silvery hair is a dead giveaway that she has connections to the Loptous cult, since she shares it with both Deirdre and Julia.
- Hair Decorations: She wears a diadem.
- Innocent Prodigy: She is a superb spellcaster, but has none the malice and wickedness of her grandfather.
- Little Miss Badass: The most powerful among the mage units and the most useful character in the game.
- Lonely Doll Girl: Never had the chance to be alongside other young children, so she is strange in the head.
- Long Hair Is Feminine: Longest hairs in game.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Manfroy is her gramps, and he killed Sara's father when her mom was pregnant with her. Sara despises him as a result.
- Magikarp Power: Starts underleveled... but with amazing staff rank, Paragon, and a massive growth rate. And this is before promoting into a Sage, one of the best classes in the game.
- Meekness Is Weakness: Averted: she is meek and slightly weird, but stats-wise, she's one of the best characters in the game if not the best. Plus, she bluntly states how much her grandfather sucks and her loathing of him.
- Mystical Waif: She claims that she could hear Eyvel's voice in her mind and that's why she wants to join Leif, because Eyvel, having been cursed by the Stone Spell of Veld, something Sara can directly perceive and counteract, is a close acquintance of the Lord she is facing.
- The Ojou: She's first seen talking to an enemy, who refers to her as "Lady Sara". This is because Manfroy keeps her around due to her being his heir of sorts.
- The Ophelia: She's believed to be such by Manfroy and the Loptous sect, but she's more of a slightly-off but otherwise functional Oracular Urchin, and she eagerly joins Leif's group as soon as she has the chance so she can strike out against her much-hated grandpa.
- Oracular Urchin: She can perceive other people emotions.
- Rapunzel Hair: Almost touching the ground.
- Required Party Member: Only her presence and the possession of the Stone Dispelling "Kia Staff" will give access to Chapter 24x, allowing the player to rescue Eyvel.
- Psychic Children: She can hear the thoughts of any person who has been petrified by the cursed "Stone" spell tome, as she and her Kia staff are the keys to counteracting it.
- The Resenter: She loathes her grandfather for having shamed her family.
- Staring Kid: She stares at Leif in the Route B Chapter 16 while hiding in the forest, and Leif has to talk to her to make her join his cause.
- Supernatural Sensitivity
- Superpower Lottery: Sorta. Sara has three skills that are extremely good when combined: Wrath (all attacks are Critical hits when at Counter), Miracle (evades most lethal blows depending on luck *3), and Paragon (gains double experience). She has the ability to use staves (which is a massive Superpower Lottery when it comes to Thracia 776), and a high base staff rank. On top of that, she has VERY high Luck, Skill, Magic, and Speed, promotes into a Sage, and only she can handle a very rare staff that will let you save Eyvel, and thus avert having her turned into a Dreadlord. If not for her low HP and Defense.... If she is given the HP + Defense boosting scrolls to hold and the "Sun Skill" tome is used on her, she becomes a thorough gamebreaker, easily the strongest fighting + utility unit in the game, followed only by Ilios (if he has the Wrath skill) regarding fighting enemies.
- Weapon of Choice: The Kia staff, which can remove Petrify on an unit. She'll use it to restore Eyvel and any units that get hit by Veld's Stone magic in the final battle.
- Women Are Delicate: The exact opposite of Tanya, as seen in the official artwork.
- You Killed My Father: To Manfroy.
Princess Miranda of Alster
The Princess of Alster, who has led a very harsh life. Her father was executed for sheltering Leif, her mother disappeared, and she was confined to a Loptous abbey for years.
- Age-Gap Romance: In her ending, Miranda is said to have married "a certain knight". It's believed that said knight was Conomor, who is quite older than her.
- Arranged Marriage: Her advisors want one of these between her and Leif, but she doesn't like the idea since they tell her such things solely because she's a girl. She does consider it since Leif is a decent guy, but tells him to fight and finish the war first. And their endings say Leif either married Nanna or stayed single if she died and and that Miranda was Happily Married to someone else (who may or may not be her loyal knight Conomor), anyway.
- Broken Bird: She's been badly, badly broken by her father's murder and the hardships she went through afterwards.
- Can't Catch Up: She joins in the same level as Sara, but with "Wrath" as her only skill and none of the utility of the deadly mastermind's niece. Still, if given a chance to shine (mostly by pumping her with the 2x gaining experience "Paragon" and stocking all the relevant growth-increasing items that will improve her weak points, those being HP and defense), she will be a very strong set in the player's build-up.
- Fallen Princess: She hails from the fallen kingdom of Alster.
- Lady of Black Magic: More Hot-Blooded than usual, but still a feminine mage who is also a princess.
- Magic Meteor: Once promoted, she will immediately have access to Meteor tomes, making her the first naturally available long-range fire magic attacker in Route B.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: She is only available in the B Path.
- Plucky Girl: She won't stop at anything to restore her kingdom.
- Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: A young noblewoman with quite the spunk.
- What the Hell, Hero?: To Leif, for running away at first which caused the death of her father.
- Woman in White: She wears a white dress.
- Unrequited Love: It's implied that her conflicted feelings for Leif ended up leaning more towards love, especially in what's described under Arranged Marriage and her Famous Last Words, where she wishes she could go back to the times spent with Leif in childhood.
- Zettai Ryouiki: In some illustrations, she has long thigh high socks plus a white dress with deep leg slits.
A mercenary from Silesse who impersonates Prince Shannan of Isaach.
- Ascended Extra: He appears in Holy War, during a secret conversation that involves either Hermina or Jeanne who figure him out.
- Body Double: To Shannan, upon Shannan's own request. He doesn't fool Shannan's allies, though.
- Chick Magnet: Only because he pretends to be a renowned hero.
- Expy: A clear-cut one of Samuel, as they both become impostors to a certain long-haired swordmaster in their respective series.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: He pretends to be a very powerful prince fighting for the right of freedom, yet he is merely a leech to his name.
- Joke Character: He teaches Mareeta a powerful skill by mere fluke, and in gameplay his actual true worth lies in his Bargain skill that lets him buy items at half price. Shannam isn't a fighter, he's a shopper.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: He is only available in the B Path.
- Paper Tiger: He poses as Shannan, but has the worst base stats as a Level 1 Swordmaster and has the weirdest growths (50% to HP, Strength, and Speed, 5% everything else).
- Secret Art: The bull he feeds Mareeta with is enough to have her learn a very overpowered skill in the form of "Astra".
- The Slacker: He's not a very big fan of hard work.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Shannam is a a tall handsome dark-haired man who looks just like Shannan. Of course, his personality is quite bumbling.
- Unlucky Everydude: If recruited with Homer, he will deem himself such as this and repine on it.
- Very Punchable Man: Both in-story (he is a petty sham) and gameplay-wise (terrible at everything).
A general of Leonster who was forced to join Friege after its fall.
- An Axe to Grind: He starts with a Master Axe, and has an Axe rank of A.
- Archer Archetype: Averted: as an imposing General, Xavier doesn't fit the traditional archer archetype. Xavier has a Bow rank of A, and starts with a Master Bow.
- Blade on a Stick: As a General, Xavier is the only character able to use Lances dismounted aside from Dalsin after promotion. Sadly, his Lance rank is his lowest weapon rank at E, despite the manual artwork depicting him with a Lance.
- Cool Old Guy: The guy may be old, but he's a very powerful unit.
- A Father to His Men: Gameplay and Story Segregation aside, his refusal to join your side was because his troop's families were taken hostage and wish for the concern of his men first.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: The requirement to recruit him is rescuing his troops' families and having them talk to them to stand down and turn green to represent neutral. The key word is turn green because what they do afterward doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if the civilians or the knights died or get captured when they turn green, even Xavier can kill one of them and it doesn't impact the recruitment.
- I Have Your Wife: Cannot have a HeelFace Turn because the families of his soldiers are held hostage. The cast has to help him free them if the player wants him to join your cause. And it will NOT be easy.
- Mighty Glacier: Aside from movement, this is averted, as Xavier's speed growth is actually quite high.
- Multi-Melee Master: He can use Axes, Bows, Swords, and Lances at base. Aside from Lances, they all have good weapon ranks.
- No-Sell: The only playable unit to have Pavise, a skill that negates any damage based on his level.
A Knight of Friege who is secretly against the Child Hunts.
- Broken Bird: The guilt she feels over her past is eating her on the inside...
- Combat Medic: Has a pretty decent Sword rank when she joins in (the downside being her low Strength, which can be fixed with the right scroll) and can use staves (even if just at C rank).
- Defector from Decadence: She grew disillusioned by Friege and the Grannvale Empire as they commit many atrocities, including the Child Hunts. It takes convincing from Sleuf to get her to join the Liberation Army, arguing that her duty to bring justice is more righteous than serving her land.
- Implausible Hair Color: She is in her early 30 and her hairs are white already!
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: While she is alongside another unit, Conomor, she can only be recruited through Sleuf, who is only available in the A Path.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: At first, but she can be talked out of it by Sleuf.
- My Greatest Failure: She wishes to die because of the actions she has committed in the name of the Empire.
- Valkyries: She is effectively one.
Conomor (Conomool, Conomore)
A Knight of Alster who fights for the Empire to ensure Miranda's safety.
- Blind Obedience: Called out and rebuked for it in Route B by his princess.
- Bodyguard Crush: He's all but stated to be the "certain knight" whom Miranda ultimately married.
- Cool Old Guy: He's still a knight despite how old he is.
- Failure Knight: Miranda implies that he is this when recruiting him.
- I Have Your Wife: Fighting against his will due to Miranda being his hostage.
- MayDecember Romance: It is implied that he married Miranda in the epilogue, who is a young teenager while he is an old veteran.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: While he is alongside another unit, Amalda, he can only be recruited through Miranda, who is only available in the B Path.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: However, he can be recruited if you speak to him with Miranda.
Prince Diarmuid of Nordion (Delmud)
The Prince of Nordion and Nanna's older brother. Despite being siblings, they were raised separately. He is playable in Genealogy of the Holy War.
- Brother-Sister Team: Nanna and Diarmuid, when recruited, will work excellently when 3 or fewer squares away from each other, as they will gain a mutual +20 hit\avoid, and they can provide the same bonus, when close, to any unit that is in the same radius.
- Continuity Nod: His ending states that he accompanied Ares to Augustria.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: A very odd example, Diarmuid shows up as a prepromote in this game despite being a low-level Free Knight in the previous one. Given that his implied father in this game is Beowolf, it comes off as jarring since he would still likely be a Free Knight at that point due to the limited experience of the encounters leading up to his role in Thracia.
- Pretty Boy: It's in the genes.
- Prince Charming: So much that he bestows +10% to hit and avoid to any units near him, up to a maximum of a three-square radius.
- Princely Young Man: While he was raised away from Nanna, he still acts as one would expect from a prince.
- Rebel Prince: He's the prince of Nordion, and he's a part of both Leif and Seliph's rebellions.
- Weapon of Choice: The Beo Sword, a powerful weapon that grants Vantage and Wrath, a skill that cannot proc at the same time. Diarmuid starts with this weapon, but it can also be wielded by Fergus.
A priest from Velthomer, and son of Emperor Arvis, albeit illegitimate.
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Nakaya (Japanese), Ben Lepley (English) (Fire Emblem Heroes)
- Big Brother Mentor: To Mareeta.
- Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: When he is in the enemy's control, he gives 10 leadership stars (+30 hit/avoid) to all enemies. When you get him in Chapter 23, he only gives 5 leadership stars and for some reason, 3 stars after that.
- Evil Redhead: Subverted, he starts as your enemy but is actually a sweet dude who was simply misinformed and isn't against joining you once it's cleared up.
- Good All Along: Just faced you as an antagonist because he was misled.
- Godzilla Threshold: As an enemy, his sheer charisma and tactical capability is a walking representation of the trope in human form. Saias appeared during 2 very crucial fight during Leif attempt to reclaim Leonster, and the climatic battle of the Great River of Thracia. In both of them, his mere appearance is treated as a losing condition. Gameplay wise, this is delivered through his absurd 10 leadership stars. There is a very good reason why he is given a massive Drama-Preserving Handicap in both of them, having to tend to Julius in his first appearance on top of only entering 10 turns in, and forced to leave by his Parental Substitute. After this point, Saias pulled a HeelFace Turn, and can either leave the story completely, or joined Leif army. Regardless of the chosen route, the loss of the empire's greatest tactician is the final hit that finally allows Leif army to clear their objective to free Manster form the empire, which ended up being the most pivotal moment in the entriety of Jugdral duology.
- Heroic Bastard: The illegitimate child of Emperor Arvis and one of his allies, Aida, and he's a well-meaning person that was simply misled into antagonizing Leif. Which is contrasting to his legitimate half-brother Julius.
- Heroic Lineage: Arvis's son, nuff said. He was confirmed to be the one holding major Fjalar blood in the current generation, while his half-siblings Julius and Julia are major Loptous and major Naga, respectively.
- Light 'em Up: As a High Priest, he could use Light magic.
- Man in White: He's a devoted member of the church of Bragi and wears a holy white robe to match.
- Non-Action Guy: He only fights when he's forced to.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes."All of this was inevitable.""You should retreat.""You'll never defeat me.""It's all going to plan."
- Shared Family Quirks: In Fire Emblem Heroes, Saias shares the same dramatic battle animations and sprite pose as his father Arvis, even outright using a tome with the same effects as Valflame (which he would be able to use having major Fjalar blood).
- The Strategist: Said to be the best one in Velthomer. If he makes it to the end, he uses his smarts and wisdom to become a strong asset to Grannvale.
- Support Power: He's an infamously extreme example of this when he's fighting for the opposition, as he has a whopping ten leadership stars that makes several maps much more frustrating. This decreases to five in his joining chapter, then three in every subsequent chapter.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
Prince Ced of Silesse (Sety)
Prince of Silesse and leader of the Magi Squad.
For more information of his appearance in Genealogy of the Holy War, see here.
- All-Powerful Bystander: In chapter 4x, he won't fight much, but surely will slice and dice any enemy stupid enough to attack or approach him.
- Blow You Away: In Thracia, he already has the wind spell Forseti.
- Cool Teacher: He can be this literally if given the "Blizzard" tome.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome
- 11th-Hour Ranger: He is the "Gotoh" archetype in this game, meaning that if you by any chance screwed up, you can use him to reach the end-game easier.
- Hero of Another Story: His exploits in Manster are never fully covered. The only glimpse of it is during the Manster escape.
- Implausible Hair Color: Green hair.
- Man in White: In some illustrations.
- Official Couple: Lewyn x Erinys was canonized through the presence of Ced (who is tied to Erinys by default in Genealogy) and Forseti (Lewyn passing down Major Forseti blood and its tome).
- Red Baron: "Ced the Hero".
- Weapon of Choice: The Forseti tome, a Holy Weapon which boasts a powerful might, high critical rate, and gives him 20 skill and speed.
The former prince of the Kingdom of Rivough, and a powerful mercenary.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: He also comes with Luna, like his daughter Mareeta.
- The Atoner: If recruited, and implied by his ending, he will try to fully repair his relationship with his long-lost daughter.
- Birthmark of Destiny: He and Mareeta have brands of Od on their backs.
- The Champion: He is the stronger contender Eyvel will face in the Arena in Chapter 5 if the other enemies, except Mareeta, are killed.
- Cool Old Guy: He's quite old, best shown by the Official Artworks which depict him with grey hairs and more pronounced face wrinkles.
- Disappeared Dad: He tried raising Mareeta alone after her mom died in childbirth, and they were doing fine until he once got distracted and little Mareeta was caught by slave drivers. Additionally, if he's recruited and Eyvel is saved from petrification, he decides to leave Mareeta with her since he believes he's too bloodstained by his revenge quests, though he promises to visit her at least once a year.
- The Dreaded: So much so that even Ced, who wields Forseti, is wary of fighting him!
- 11th-Hour Ranger: The last recruitable character in the game and certainly one of the strongest units in the game with very high stats, both Luna and Astra, and some strong weapons.
- For Want of a Nail: If he's not recruited, the players will see him as Deadlord Bovis.
- Fallen Prince: Was the prince of Rivough, a small kingdom invaded by Isaach.
- HeelFace Turn: Ditches the evil empire the moment he is talked to by his long-lost daughter, having found a goal in life much more fulfilling than mercilessly harvesting human lives for money.
- Hitman with a Heart: Even as a merciless killer, his reunion with his long-last daughter Mareeta was more than enough to have Saias spirit her away from Manster.
- Knight Errant: In his ending.
- Master Swordsman: The best offensive 1-2 ranged melee weapons unit in the game if Mareeta has not been granted any access to Astra, and compared to her he can also use Ranged Axes.
- Professional Killer: He works as this during his service to Raydrik as a mercenary, first seen trying to kill both Eyvel and Nanna in the Chapter 5 arena, then chasing Leif and his adherents in chapter 6.
- Reluctant Monster: Not proud of fighting for Raydrik.
- Silver Fox: Despite being an older fella, Galzus is remarked as quite handsome.
A former Bishop of Bragi, member of the Lifis Gang, and Leif's adviser.
- Closer to Earth: Say what you want about his past. This guy is THE Voice of Reason in Leif's Army and by far the most sensible character in the game.
- CynicIdealist Duo: Leif's realistic and pragmatic adviser to Dorias's honorable and chivalrous.
- Good Is Not Nice: He knows how to torture people and use pragmatic tactics. Despite this, August stands for freeing the continent, avoids unnecessary killing, and does show sympathy to his foes.
- HeelFace Turn: He used to work for Lifis and it's implied he was even shadier in the past.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: He is very cynical and realistic. He chastises Leif over childish and prideful rationality and critical of Dorias's blind chivalry.
- The Smart Guy: Say what you will of his personality, his tactics are superb and he is much more informed than other major characters save for Dorias.
- The Strategist: As Leif's adviser, he gives one leadership star to him.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He's willing to call Leif out on his more childish or shortsighted moments, such as demonizing Gomes despite him only reverting to crime due to famine.
Count Dorias of Leonster
A noble of Leonster, lost his right arm in the Battle of Alster. Also, Selphina's father.
- CynicIdealist Duo: Leif's honorable and chivalrous adviser to August's realistic and pragmatic.
- Handicapped Badass: Lost his left arm in the war, but still trains people and helps out as much as he can.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He clearly knew he was going on a suicide mission when he agreed to Leif's order of capturing Alster. His death drastically changes the direction of the war.
- Sacrificial Lion: He dies when he and his troops were ambushed by Bloom's army.
- The Strategist: As Leif's adviser, he gives one leadership star to him. Leif will lose one once he kicks the bucket.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He rarely agrees with August's purely pragmatic tactics, however even he agrees with him in that Leif is biting off way more than he can chew in trying to capture Alster after he just barely captured Leonster.
Seliph of Chalphy
Future lord of Chalphy and leader of the Isaachian rebellion.
For more information in Genealogy of the Holy War, see here.
- The Ace: Due to his small screentime he comes off to Leif as better to his army in pretty much every way.
- Demoted to Extra: From the main protagonist of the previous game to merely an NPC.
- Hero of Another Story: His story is found in the latter half of ''Genealogy of the Holy War''.
- Small Role, Big Impact: His conquering of Alster and Conote are the only actions he takes, and even then only in the final parts of the game. However, they are huge tactical victories and skyrockets Leif and his army's morale.
The adopted son of Hannibal. He was captured by Manster troops.
For more information in Genealogy of the Holy War, see here.
A general from Conote who switched sides to the Empire and became lord of Manster.
- And Then What?: He is on the receiving end of this if he talks to Walhart in "Rogues & Redeemers 2" in Fire Emblem Awakening.Raydrik: You there. I know a man of ability when I see one. Why don't you and I join forces?
Walhart: ...To what end?
Raydrik: To lay waste to my enemies! To conquer the world and force all to kneel before me!
Walhart: ...And then what?
Raydrik: Beg pardon?
Walhart: I want to know what you'll do once you have the world at your feet.
Raydrik: What? Well, that's obvious. I'd, er...
Walhart: ...You have no idea, do you? Pathetic...
Raydrik: I... I am not!
Walhart: A conquest with no purpose cannot be called a conquest. You want me to waste my talents on YOU? A schoolyard bully with a stick could dream up greater ambitions!
- Arc Villain: He is the most relevant villain in the Manster arc.
- Back from the Dead: As Deadlord Mus, notable in that he's the only fixed Deadlord.
- The Big Bad Shuffle: Works for Veld.
- Bodyguard Betrayal: Apparently he pulled this on Leif's grandpa.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: In his backstory, he betrayed Leonster for Thracia, and then betrayed Thracia for the Loptousians.
- Evil Weapon: His Loptous Sword. It can also be stolen from him by having a very fast thief give him a ranged weapon or magic so that he will use that instead of the sword, reducing his magic to 8, so that Tina can easily pilfer it from him if her magic equals 9 or more.
- FaceHeel Turn: He was once a general of Leonster, but he betrayed the king to Thracia.
- Heroes Act, Villains Hinder: He imprisons Leif in chapter 3.
- Near-Villain Victory: Captured Leif and dispersed his would-be army. If Leif wasn't liberated by the Magi Squad, the rebellion in Thracia would have ended there.
- No-Sell: Only 4 units in the game can possibly hurt him, and if you don't have them or you have forgotten to obtain a specific sword for Leif, you cannot win the game, as he is undefeatable.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Approving a child hunt.
- Promoted to Playable: Makes his playable debut as a SpotPass character in Awakening.
- The Quisling: Was originally the general of Conote before he betrayed Manster and sided with the Grannvale Empire. He was eventually made the Duke of Manster under the empire's rule.
- Sadist: Forcing a mother to lethally fight against a magically enslaved close relative.
- This Cannot Be!: His exact words when he is defeated for the first time, as he wouldn't expect any of the good guys to prevail over the shield of the Loptous sword.
- The Trickster: Very crafty with words and machinations.
- Villain by Default: The moment he appears, the first jest he does, the very first sentence he exclaims, nobody can mistake him for a decent individual.
- Villain Decay: Averted, as once he dies, he is resurrected as an empty shell with WRATH as his personal skill, meaning that attacking him at 1-range without the Awareness skill available to the attacker is calling for really bad news. However, he literally "decays" as he returns as a magic-imbued revenant.
A knight under Raydrik. He remains in Fiana to continue their search for Leif.
A knight stationed in the Gate of Kelves. He guards the captive children of the Child Hunts.
A knight stationed in Manster castle. He is an obstacle in Leif's escape.
- Flat Character: He has no dialogue.
A knight stationed in the Manster town.
- Flat Character: He has no dialogue.
- Skippable Boss: As the chapter is an Escape chapter, he can be ignored.
A knight sent by Raydrik to capture or kill Leif and his party after they escaped Manster.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Was ordered to leave if Hannibal intervenes in the fight.
- Skippable Boss: As it is an Escape chapter, you don't need to kill him to progress. Also, you could erase him from existence by placing someone where he would appear, and the reinforcement that would show up would retreat.
A knight defending the Manster gate from Leif's party.
Duke Bloom of Friege
The current Duke of House Friege and leader of the occupation of the Manster district. Is more relevant in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
- Demoted to Extra: Somehow gets even less screen time then he had in Genealogy of the Holy War despite Leif fighting his army for a majority of the game.
Princess Ishtar of Friege
Next head of House Friege and Julius' lover. Is more relevant in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
- The Cameo: In Chapters 4 and 17A. The former after Leif escapes prison, the second during Leif's siege of Leonster.
An aged veteran of the Friege army. He guards the fortress in Noel Canyon.
- Anti-Villain: Actually a nice guy and a friend of Olwen.
- Cool Old Guy: To Olwen and Fred, being the fairer Friege general between him and Kempf.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: If captured and then released he curses at you for taking pity on him.
- Evil Old Folks: Only in the sense that he opposes you.
Kempf of Friege
A general and nobleman of Friege, and the self-proclaimed rival of Reinhardt.
- Bad Boss: Forces Oltov to do a no-retreat battle to the last man.
- Berserk Button: Being called inferior to Reinhardt, by his little sister no less, is more than enough to set him off and order to men to attack, despite Bluck's order to hold the line.
- Dirty Coward: Uses underhanded tricks and hides behind his own men in his battle against Leif. Once those doesn't work, he completely abandons the fortress to save his own hide from the advancing Leonster army, even though he is more than strong enough to take them on at this point of the game. One pathetic arrow at him and he high-tail it out of there.
- General Failure: Such a coward, hiding behind disposable mooks.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He despises Reinhardt, envious of his position as the captain of the Gelpritter. He hoped to humiliate him and remove his position by provoking Olwen and having her arrested.
- Jerkass: Kempf is an utter asshole who holds everyone in contempt, especially anyone or anything related to Reinhardt.
- The Rival: Hates Reinhardt and his sister Olwen.
- Shock and Awe: Wields the powerful Thoron spell in both of his appearances.
- Smug Snake: Even his fellow commanders view him with disgust.
- Smug Super: Because of the high-rank grade he covers, he brags about how much pain he can abandon someone with.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After Chapter 11x, he completely disappears unless you took the A path in Chapter 15.
- White Hair, Black Heart: His hair is silver like many characters from Friege.
- Unknown Rival: The self-proclaimed rival of Reinhardt.
A bishop stationed inside of Dandrum Fortress. Forced to remain inside by Kempf while forced to use murder holes to fight against Leif and his troops.
- Death from Above: He comes with two long-ranged spells: Meteor and Bolting.
- Dirty Coward: Not so different from Kempf when he ordered his troops to keep fighting while he leaves to save himself.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: If you wait for 30 turns, he decide that it is not worth fighting to the death and tries to leave so that he could report to his officer. Ever wonder why he has a Door Key even though most bosses would never move, this event is why.
- Would Hurt a Child: Oh, don't think that he wouldn't attack the escaped children. He can and will kill any of them if they are in his range.
A general under Paulus stationed outside of Tahra.
- Glory Seeker: He doesn't Baldack take all of the glory and ordered his troops to siege Tahra without him.
A Friege commander who oversees the siege of Tahra.
- A Father to His Men: He cared for his men so much that he felt ashamed that lost much of his men and Rist when they are sieging Tahra.
- Blow You Away: He is equipped with a powerful Tornado spell, and since he is right besides a house that holds Dean's Dragonpike, you have to take care of him as not even Dean can survive Tornado.
- No-Sell: He has Pavise as a class skill for Baron (yes, Pavise is not a skill for Generals like in Genealogy) so he can deflect any damage.
A Friege general under Paulus who lead the attack on Tahra.
A general stationed in Fort Norden in Path A.
A member of the Gelpritter replacing Reinhardt in reinforcing the Leonster gate in Path A.
A general guarding the Leonster gate in Path A.
A general guarding the Leonster gate in Path B.
A Friege commander guarding the Leonster castle.
A Friege commander pursuing the remnants of the Alster raiding party.
A Friege commander leading the siege of Leonster.
- Plot Armor: Strangely, he cannot be killed until the 3rd turn of the game. It corresponds with a reinforcement of troops.
A general stationed in Fort Danzhi.
A warden in charge of the prison in Fort Danzhi.
A general of the Empire and the grandfather of Saias.
A general of Friege and the captain of Ishtar's personal guard, the Gelpritter. He is the brother of Olwen, though his loyalty to Ishtar forces them to eventually fight against one another.
Voiced by: Kentaro Tone (Japanese), Christopher Corey Smith (English) (Fire Emblem Heroes)
- Action Initiative: Gets the Vantage skill, which in this game translates to always attacking first regardless of phase.
- Alas, Poor Villain: He is forced to face his own sister, and clearly has a death wish by bestowing on her an overpowered sword to make it easier for her to fight against him and her next challenges.
- Anti-Villain: He just follows orders, but he clearly despises the motivations behind him.
- Breakout Villain: Despite only making a few appearances throughout the game, Reinhardt received a huge boost in popularity following his surprise appearance and stellar performance as a unit in Fire Emblem Heroes. Prior to his inclusion, Reinhardt placed 584th out of 791 units in the first Choose Your Legends Poll. In the second, he was 5th among the males and finished 11th overall, a full 574 spots higher. This would lead to him getting a variant when the Thracia banner came around, making him the second villain after the Black Knight to get a variant.
- Broken Pedestal: In Olwen's ending, Reinhardt ended up as this for her, where the mention of his name or looking at his picture filled her with anger. Clearly, Olwen is unable to comprehend why Reinhardt would still insist on fighting for the Friege family, which, in her opinion, has crossed the Moral Event Horizon.
- Climax Boss: He's the last boss to be faced before Leaf's army arrives at Manster to confront Raydrik and Veld once and for all. Making this battle more poignant is that he represents the problem of being loyal to a cause that's responsible for an unforgivable evil (which, in this case, is Friege and the Child Hunts).
- Despair Event Horizon: Being separated from Ishtar, who he has looked after for many years and has feelings for, by Julius, broke him a lot. His loss of determination, according to Heroes, is the reason for his defeat against Leif's forces.
- Magic Knight: His class allows him to use swords and anima magic."In battle, a mage-knight should be equipped with more than just magic, my friend."
- My Country, Right or Wrong: Despite his sister defecting to Leif's army and Ishtar being taken away from him, he continues to fight for Friege until the very end.
- No-Sell: He has Great Shield/Pavise, which allows him to have a 20% chance to outright nullify damage from any enemy attack. This is one of the reasons why not fighting him and warping to the end of the map is a viable option.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes."Magic is everything!" (Thunder's Fist)
"This must be fate." (Thunder's Fist)
"I'll give it my all." (Thunder's Fist)
"You will back down." (Thunder's Fist)
"Forgive me." (Thunder's Sword)
"Excuse me." (Thunder's Sword)
"I'll show you how it's done." (Thunder's Sword)
"Forward, now!" (Thunder's Sword)
- Promoted to Playable: He makes his playable debut in Heroes, 17 years after his first and only appearance in the series prior to that point.
- Puzzle Boss: He is so outrageously cheap that the player couldn't expect to reliably take him down with straightforward combat. Instead, they could use the Berserk staff to use his fearsome fighting ability against the enemy army, the Sleep spell to incapacitate him and even make him vulnerable to capture, or the Warp stave - provided in the level he appears in - to skip the level altogether.
- Serious Business: He fights for his employer, out of fealty, to vaunt-square his own little sister that defected for the opposite faction.
- Shock and Awe: Dire Thunder is a tome that conjures lightning and strikes twice consecutively, basically being a Brave tome. His Heroes variant also has Blazing Thunder as his default special, which is a 5 square vertical AOE which deals damage equal to his attack minus the enemy's defenses x1.5, calculated individually for all affected enemies, before triangle advantage or disadvantage is calculated before combat.
- SNK Boss: He is feared and revered by many characters for a good reason. He has multiple skills, endgame boss level stats, max movement stars which could give him the chance to move again, and two weapons that strike twice consecutively. Take him head on at your own peril, especially without Nihil. In fact, it's usually just best to cheese him and the map with staff wielders, to the point that a Warp staff is given to Leif's army in that same map.
- Spam Attack: If one thing he is known for, it's his ability to attack more than once, due to his weapons, and he has the skills to exploit this. His Dire Thunder and Master Sword (Meisterschwert in Heroes) have brave effects, Charge allows him to follow-up with another round to attack if he has more HP and speed than the enemy, Adept to have a chance to attack again in the same round, and finally 5 Movement Stars, which gives him a 25% chance to do all of that again in the same turn. Should everything go right for him, Reinhardt is capable of attacking up to 24 times in a single turn.
One of Lifis's subordinates who terrorizes Ith.
- HeelFace Turn: Says he'll quit piracy and become a fisherman upon being released.
- Pirate: He is one of Lifis's goons.
A member of the Mount Violdrake Bandits who rebelled against Dagdar.
- Achilles' Heel: While able to laugh in the face of conventional weaponry, he's tremendously weak against magic, which even his throne isn't able to protect him from. Hopefully, the player was able to recruit Asbel in Chapter 4x, and was able to keep him from becoming fatigued.
- Anti-Villain: He only did it because of his hunger and believing that Dagdar's effort to reform is worthless and being deceived by Eyvel.
- Justified Criminal: Led the Mount Violdrake Bandits back into a life of crime out of hunger. After his defeat, Leaf learns from August the hard truth about Thracian peasants, and how they have no choice but to grow up as bandits to survive.
- Puzzle Boss: Even when the player realizes his aforementioned Achilles' Heel, they still have to keep him from retaliating with the Steel Bow by using the rescue mechanic to keep Asbel out of range before each Enemy Phase, since Gomez can't leave his throne to get in range.
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: He and his gang resort back to banditry despite Dagdar's effort to reform due to their hunger growing.
- The Starscream: Justified, as he overthrows Dagdar as the head of the Mount Violdrake Bandits out of hunger-induced desperation, and disillusionment with his attempt at reform.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Think his boasting as "Gomes the Invisible" is like "Batta the Beast?" You are wrong, as his boasting can be backed up with his stats: very high strength that can one-shot most of your least durable units, enough speed where most units cannot double (which also means they cannot rely on pursuit criticals), sitting on a throne to boost his defense, and a Warrior class which means he has no weaknesses to exploit like Armorslayers, so he's very difficult to defeat. He is, however, weak to magic.
A member of the Dandelion gang who wants to commit banditry behind Perne's back.
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: Unlike the rest of the Dandelion gang, Colho and his followers don't want to be Just Like Robin Hood.
A mercenary hired by Codha to prevent Leif and the Tahra refugees from escaping.
- Flat Character: He has no existence other than being a tough mini-boss.
A bandit who attacks a village in the mountains of Dofa.
The king of Thracia and the inheritor of the Gungnir. Is more relevant in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
The prince of Thracia and the inheritor of the Gungnir. Is more relevant in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
The princess of Thracia and the inheritor of the Gaé Bolg. Unknown to her, she is the sister of Leif. Is more relevant in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
The general of Thracia, known as the "Shield of Thracia," and Coirpre's adopted father. Is more relevant in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
- Big Damn Heroes: If an unit escapes to the castle, Hannibal learns of Raydrik's aggression and orders his soldiers to drive them off.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He shows compassion to Leif and his forces and allows them to pass through to reclaim Leonster.
A Thracian knight hired by Gomes to defend Dagdar's mansion from any intruders and interference.
A Thracian knight who leads an army to capture Count Dorias' mansion.
A Thracian Knight in Noel Canyon.
- Flat Character: He literally has no existence other than messing with your day in Noel Canyon.
A Thracian Knight sent by Travant to capture Tahra. Notorious for being an enemy despite being green (a color affiliated with Allies/Neutral phase).
A Thracian Knight defending Fort Danzhi.
A Thracian Knight sent alongside Altena in claiming Manster.
- The Bus Came Back: He was a minor midboss in chapter 8 of Genealogy of the Holy War. He returns here as a midboss in chapter 23, which covers the same events from Leif's perspective.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Possibly. You have to kill him in Genealogy of the Holy War, but the capture mechanic in Thracia 776 allows you to take him alive this time around.
- You Don't Look Like You: Coruta barely resembles his counterpart from Genealogy of the Holy War, looking haggard and old as opposed to the smug young adult portrait. Part of this may be because his original sprite was one of many Palette Swaps that all look the same.
The high bishop of the entire Lopytrian Sect and Prince Julius' advisor. Is more relevant in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
- The Cameo: In Chapter 4 after Leif escapes his prison.
Prince Julius of Grannvale
The Imperial Prince and Ishtar's lover. Is more relevant in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
- The Cameo: In Chapter 4 after Leif escapes his prison.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: This is the game that introduced Julius' Yandere streak where he badmouths how Reinhardt looks at Ishtar.
The high bishop of the Lopytrian Sect in the Thracia Peninsula.
- Anticlimax Boss: The most pathetic Final Boss in the series. Even Idunn is stronger than him!
- The Chessmaster: Everything that happens in the game is the concretization of the instructions he received from a more evil corrupted bishop.
- Classic Villain: Dark wizard using magic to wreck other people's days.
- Contractual Boss Immunity: Averted. There is nothing stopping you from having a thief steal his weapons, allowing any loser to bop him on the head with no effort.
- Hidden Villain: He is never revealed to the protagonist until the end.
- Hope Crusher: If he hits any characters of yours with his VERY ACCURATE stone spell, if you didn't play through the hellish 24x, consider that character done for.
- Man Behind the Man: Him to Raydrik. Manfroy, the Big Bad of FE4, is behind him.
- Taken for Granite: Can do this to you. And does it to Eyvel in the beginning. Not to mention, in scrapped ideas, he was supposed to also do it to Lachesis and Sylvia too. In fact, Bishop August implies that he did it to everyone who survived the Battle of Belhalla.
- Unblockable Attack: The Stone Spell cannot be blocked at all, as it is extremely precise.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He cooperates with Raydrik constantly, yet when the latter requires help, he forsakes him and forces him to fight Leif by himself.
A Loptousian priest who makes a blockade to prevent the escape of Leif and Tahra refugees.
A Loptousian priest defending the Leonster gate.
A Loptousian priest stationed in the Melfiye forest.
A Loptousian priest defending the Manster gate.
- Timed Mission: Like Kuturov in Genealogy, he lost his Poison tome and will acquire it at Turn 5.
- Worf Effect: He literally dies to Ced before you have the chance to fight him without long-range weapons.
The Deadlords (Dark Warlords)A group of twelve warriors that serve the Lopto Sect. Only six are encountered in this game, though. They are created from the bodies of Raydrik and five of the characters you can meet (Galzus, Dagdar, Eyvel, Sara, and Lifis), if they died or weren't recruited.
Porcus: Thief Fighter
For their tropes, see their section here.