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The reason Bramimond resurrected Ninian to help deal with the three dragons is because of type effectiveness.
Ice is super effective against dragon.

The dead friend Renault wanted to bring back is Kishuna.
Renault's battle conversation with Nergal in Hector's story suggests that Nergal was still experimenting with morphs when Renault came to him, and Kishuna was Nergal's first morph. Renault also refers to what Nergal gave him as "soulless" and "an empty vessel". Unlike most of Nergal's morphs, Kishuna isn't even capable of speech, which could lend to him giving off this impression. It would be interesting to see if anything unusual would happen if Renault were to be hacked to be able to attack Kishuna in Chapter 32x...
  • That actually seems to be shot down in the game; Kishuna is specifically referred to as the "only morph he made with emotions", implying that Kishuna is not his first morph. Also, while Renault's friend is likely the first morph, part of the reason Renault was turned away from it was because it was an emotionless shell of his old friend.
    • What if Kishuna was a Super Prototype, and all the morphs made after were emotionless?
    • Besides, although we see that Kishuna has emotions, he never, ever speaks. Him not speaking was why Nergal cast him aside, believing him to be a failed test. That not speaking would have Renault think that Kishuna was emotionless as well, also rejecting him. So for me at least this feels like Kishuna had emotions, but could not express them for some reason.
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  • I did it via a purge tome and a bunch of energy rings (for range). He didn't say anything. Though it could just be the devs not thinking of this possibility. Given that this is FE, I'd still say Kishuna is the friend Renault tried to revive.

The world behind the Dragon's Gate in FE7 is in fact Archanea, the continent of FE1/3/11/12.
The Dragon's Gate is on the same spot as the Ice Dragon Temple in FE3. Nils and Ninian also mention how men and dragons live there together, which applies to Archaneia as well.
  • Nils and Ninian refer to a Dragon Shrine, not explicitly the Ice Dragon Temple. However, the Ruins of Time area in Awakening is certainly draconic in nature, due to the presence of Naga's Tears, and presumably there is some unexplored suspicious property about it due to the appearance of the time-lost and partially amnesiac Morgan. It seems more likely that the other side of the Dragon's Gate is what eventually becomes known as the Ruins of Time instead of the Ice Dragon Temple, which when explored in FE3 shows no indication that it was ever the other end of a dimensional portal.
  • Seems to be Jossed by Fire Emblem: Awakening. Nah seems to be the only known Half-blooded Manakete (aside from a ♀ Morgan, provided she's either Nah's sister, or Tiki's or Nah's daughter) in the land of Archanea/Ylisse. Tiki's comments explicitly suggest that there has never been a half-blooded Manakete in Archanean history prior to Awakening.
    • How does Archanea not having any half-dragons before Nah lead to Archanea not being at least one of the places the dragons went to after the Scouring? Tiki never mentions Elibe, and what she said only rules out half-dragons in Archanea.
      • One would think anyone on Archanea would have at least heard of Ninian or Nils prior to Awakening if the world behind the Dragon Gate in Blazing Sword was indeed the world was the one where Archanea, Valentia, and Jugdral are all located. There's a possibility that she could be wrong about the part of being no half-dragon on Archanea before Nah, but considering the circumstances...
      • As shown here, Tiki is speaking using her own knowledge. She spent a large portion of her life being asleep, it's not guaranteed she would have been informed of any mixed manaketes or read about them in any available sources, assuming in the case of Ninian and Nils that any dragons Tiki was in contact with knew about their parentage. None of the characters of confirmed mixed human and dragon heritage in the Elibe games were said to have been born in the land the dragons went to after the Scouring, and only Nils always goes to the land beyond the gate in Blazing Sword's ending. Going with the Scouring occuring before the Judgral and Archanea games, Tiki could have never found out about the half-dragons up until she had her talk with Nah.

Limstella was modeled after Nergal's wife.
Before the chapter in which you fight her, Nergal comments on how Limstella was the most powerful of his morphs. However, Limstella is a very plain woman. Other than the black hair and yellow eyes that all morphs come with, she doesn't exactly stand out. Not exactly imposing enough for someone to choose for their champion. This could be a case of Boring, but Practical, but considering that Nergal lost his sanity to the dark powers trying to bring his wife back from the dead, it wouldn't be a far stretch to believe that when making his most powerful morph, that some lingering presence of her in his mind influenced his design.
  • She would look a lot like Ninian if her hair and eye color were to be changed appropriately.
  • In the infamous Chapter 19xx, the boss talks of how those who dedicate themselves to dark magic often forget why they're doing it. This is totally consistent with the above. Limstella is his subconscious trying to fulfill his original goal.

Harken is the mystery villager
In one village in FE7, a man who doesn't reveal himself claims that he dresses in the garb of the Black Fang, but is an ally and a loyal citizen of Lycia. All these apply to Harken, who suicidally infiltrated the Black Fang to kill as many members as he can as revenge for Elbert.
  • This could be confirmed — it's not shown on screen, but ROM-probing shows that the game does load Harken's portrait data for that sequence in addition to that of whichever unit is visiting the village.

The Tactician from FE7 is Harry Paget Flashman.
Think about it: he does very little actual fighting or real work, letting Lyn handle the bandits in Lyn's Tale. Despite that, he manages to come off as quite the hero, and all the records place him as indispensable to Nergal's defeat, and who knows? Maybe he really was, in the typical Flashman way. And if all the tactician-fics are any indication, he does a lot of unwarranted bragging, especially when it comes to nailing the chicks. All we need now is for some clever bastard to blackmail him into joining Eliwood's little warband, and it all fits together.

The Tactician from FE7 is one of the lost Primarchs
He was a ridiculously gifted tactician as shown by how he led a rag-tag army multiple times against superior numbers to victory with zero/minimal loss. The Emperor heard news of an army that continued to break the odds led by a mysterious tactician and he understood that he had found one of the primarchs. After Eliwood's coronation, the Tactician had to immediately leave for a reason that was never specified. The reason was that he was approached by the Emperor shortly after the defeat of Nergal and he agreed to take command of a Space Marine legion. It was mentioned that he disappeared after the events of the game and all attempts to locate him were futile. This is because the Tactician was not in Elibe (or the planet it was on for that matter), he was in another part of the galaxy fighting in the Great Crusade.

Lalum is Oujay's sister.
In his support conversation with Wendy, Oujay mentions that he had a sister but, because of how poor his village was, female children were usually left in far-off lands to be adopted by people who can give them a better life. Lalum is adopted. This is Fire Emblem, where there are no coincidences; any character mentioned offhand will somehow become important to the plot. (Note that every last character mentioned in a support conversation in Blazing Blade that does not appear in that game does appear in Sealed Sword — Geitz's brother, Canas's mother and son, Hawkeye's daughter, etc.) Note, also, that this is a franchise with a history of adding a bunch of unexpected familial relations between its characters (most notable in Radiant Dawn, but also the whole Nino/Canas thing in Blazing Blade). It would be a unique occurrence if something like this was mentioned and it didn't refer to someone else in the game. Also, in the Lalum/Oujay conversation, Oujay seems pretty uncomfortable with Lalum's flirtatious advances and is specifically trying not to stare. There isn't much that can explain why he would be uncomfortable, but it's possible that something in his subconscious is telling him that starting a relationship with this girl would be a bad idea.
  • I propose that Lilina's his sister. I mean, Oujay mentions it with his support with her (too?), and they look alike. On the other hand, Lilina's mother is mysteriously missing. None of Hector's endings even hint at a "canon" one, and if anything, Lyn's his love interest, despite it being a doomed romance. (She wanted to go back to Sacae, Hector had to run Ostia.) Maybe Hector just adopted.
    • Lyn never mentions anything about wanting to go back to Sacae if she's paired up with either Eliwood or Hector. And even disregarding that fact, how does Lyn wanting to go back to Sacae entail to Hector/Lyn being a doomed romance? If anything, her desires to go back to Sacae could be very much like Ninian's desire to travel through the Dragon Gate once more, meaning going back to Sacae might not be as much deeply desired as we think.

A grown-up Nils will appear in future Awakening DLC
The last time we saw him, he was headed through the Dragon's Gate to a world where humans and dragons co-existed, which many have speculated to be Archanea. Having Nils around as a regular character in Awakening (as opposed to an Einherjar) would be a cool way to follow up on that and give us another view of Elibe's backstory the same way Tiki did for Archanea. Also, two words: Ice Manakete.
  • Jossed now that we've gotten Fates, so no more Awakening DLC... Unless we end up getting a direct sequel to Awakening in which he appears?

Nino is descended from Lewyn
Goes off the "Dragon's Gate leads to Archaneia" theory. Sonia says that Nino's family has been hailed as one of the strongest magic families ever. One of Lewyn's descendants stumbled into Elibe and decided to settle down there, thus beginning that same family. It would certainly explain those fantastic growths and green hair.

Hector's Story is the canon version.
I'm going to start this off with a gameplay story: On one playthrough of Hector's Story, I had Bartre properly trained, but Karla never appeared; conversely, I also once had her appear when I'd accidentally gotten Bartre killed off. I eventually came to the conclusion that her appearance is contingent on saving the village in Chapter 25 in which she appears and gives the party an Elysian Whip. Hence, it can be assumed that if that village isn't saved, she somehow dies in that bandit attack. Since the party never even goes to that area in Eliwood's Story, they're not around to save that village (which explains why Karla never appears in Eliwood's Story), and as such, Karla dies, which causes continuity problems because it means that she and Bartre never hook up and have Fir. Hence, Eliwood's Story cannot be canon.
  • Most people would use chapter 19xx as "proof" over one optional character. That actually changes the story a lot.
    • 19xx doesn't really change the story at all. It gives the characters more insight into the villain's motives, and the player even more insight than that, but as far as changing the story, I wouldn't even put it over 32x. On top of that, it's a hard-to-obtain optional chapter (although most of the optional chapters have fairly strong cases for canonicity); Chapter 25 is a mandatory chapter.

Legault is most likely bi due him flirting with Heath, Matthew, Isadora, and Lloyd in the final chapter. In Hector Mode Chapter 23, the chapter where you fight Lloyd, he comments how the player has caught him looking stupid, he is most likely staring at Lloyd. He even states that he's "a bit wrapped up in some silly emotions", so he's fully aware that your party is going against the man he loves but refuses to let it out. Although the dialogue is unchanged if you're fighting Linus instead. To prove it even further, His conversation against Linus, in Cog of Destiny, ends with a "I knew this would happen. Nothing's going to change. I knew it, and yet here I am. I couldn't leave well enough alone... I'm a fool.". For Lloyd? "I'll see you again, Lloyd. With Linus...and Uhai... Even if it won't be in this world." His conversation with Lloyd in the final battle has him calling him handsome even as a zombie.

If the game or world were to be remade,
FE7 (Blazing Blade) will come out first followed by FE6 (Binding Blade). FE6 is then able to download the ending from FE7 and have minor alterations to its storyline accordingly. New chapter may be unlocked, too.
  • I can really hope so. I'd love to see a remake of both in one new game.

If a game is ever set during the Scouring, the Player Character's avatar will be Bramimond
In this game, Bramimond keeps his/her face covered with a hood, has no specific gender, and is described as a "mirror" that only reflects the personality of the one speaking to it. In other words, s/he doesn't have a defined personality. S/he was also said to be the strategist of the eight heroes. Now, who does that remind you of?
  • Alternately, the writers will tease us with this possibility and then have an unrelated character become Bramimond, while the avatar fades into obscurity (Either due to not having a Legendary Weapon to attach their legend to, or because they left the Legends' forces and faced a different climax.)

Ursula survived the events of 7...
But she ran away and turned herself into an octopus-woman who sells contracts to mermaids. And Jaffar ran away from bounty hunters by going to Agrabah. He asked Ursula to get him a talking parrot while he was at it.

Desmond somehow learned of the events of Binding Blade.
Why else would he be so ridiculously insistent on having absolutely nothing to do with Zephiel, to the point of killing a fox that Zephiel gave as a gift to Guinevere? He saw that Zephiel would one day become the villain of FE6, and wants to stop the events of that game before they begin. He's basically the only character ever who realizes he's in a prequel, and has the potential to stop the original story from ever happening. Of course, the whole jealousy thing is a bonus, but if he knows the plot, then he knows that Guinevere's basically going to get Bern's throne eventually...
  • Maybe he's just trying to speed things along and get Guinevere on the throne even sooner? Preventing the war of FE6 is just an added bonus on top of that.
    • Desmond had no interest in preventing any wars, according to Hector. In fact, Uther was afraid that Desmond would start a war.
  • FE7 made it pretty clear that Desmond envies Zephiel and hates Hellene, and really has no more reason to want Zephiel dead than that. Besides, only Athos was ever able to get a glimpse into the future.

Uhai taught Lloyd swordsmanship.
Lloyd was a Swordmaster, and in the Elibe canon, Swordmasters are generally associated with Sacae; yet Lloyd wasn't Sacaean. The most likely person to have taught Lloyd about Sacaean swordsmanship was a fellow Black Fang who happened to be Sacaean: Uhai.
  • Uhai does seem to be a fairly high-ranking Black Fang who respects Brendan a lot, so it's fully plausible he'd be close enough to the Reeds to train Lloyd. Maybe he trained Linus a little bit, too, but ultimately spent more time with Lloyd, explaining why Linus is a Hero instead.
    • Alternatively, Linus wasn't interested or realized Sacaean swordsmanship isn't his thing. Since Sacaean swordsmanship focuses more on skill and speed and Linus prefers using raw brute force, as said stats are lower than Lloyd's, although he does has more strength.
  • Another point in favor of a tutor-pupil relationship between Uhai and Lloyd is that if you fight Lloyd in Four Fanged Offense, Eliwood will specifically call out Lloyd's honorable behavior as being similar to Uhai's. (Linus behaves equally honorably in his version of Four-Fanged Offense, but Eliwood does not note any particular resemblance to Uhai's behavior there, suggesting that Uhai had more of an effect on Lloyd than on Linus.)

If the units can reclass...
Renault would be able to reclass into a mercenary, due to his past history of being one and how he has a high HP and defense stat for a class that's supposed to be a Squishy Wizard.
  • A small addition: if, in this hypothetical remake, units had three class options like in Awakening, then Renault's third class would probably be a physical one, too. For pretty much the same reasons stated above. (And he'd get a huge strength boost upon reclassing into it.)

Mark is from Bern, possibly a defector.
Mark is pretty much the "blank slate" of the Avatar characters, even their exact dialogue is only implied so they're largely up to the players interpretation quite a lot, when Eliwood does his "My friends are here with me!" speech during Victory or Death, Mark for all the player knows either agrees with it in true anime character fashion....or is rolling their eyes at the corny speech, their exact personality is essentially up to the player.

That said, there are a few hints of Mark potentially having a secret from the rest of the group.

During the ending cutscene of Chapter 22/22X, Eliwood talks to Mark:

“Hello, Mark. So you’re still awake. Mark, do you know Bern well? No, nor do I… Nothing more than I’ve heard at the court. I’m sure that, with all of your travels, you know more than I. By the way, Mark, where were you born? Before you met Lyndis in Sacae, where were you? If it’s difficult to speak about, you needn’t worry. It’s just that we’ve been together for so long, and I really know almost nothing about you. If you don’t mind, won’t you tell me about yourself? I would like to learn more about you and your life.”

While this intentionally cuts off so that it's actually still up to the player about Mark, there is something important here.

"Do you know Bern well? No, Nor do I..."

Mark clearly here states they do not know Bern well.

Yet in chapter 24, while you're fighting outside of the Bern Royal Palace, you can talk to a villager, which results in this conversation:

Woman:“Do you know anyone named Mark? You see, I once helped out a weary traveler… who just so happened to be a brilliant tactician! Cared for the soldiers… Won battle after battle with no casualties… Ah, I wonder if we’ll meet again…”

So this Woman, in the Royal Palace of Bern (Therefore probably deep in Bern Territory if the Map screen before the chapter is anything to by.), knows Mark.

Mark is a tactician and according to Hector, very young for a Tactician, which indicates probably having actual proper training to be one, Bern happens to be the largest military force in Elibe and greatly revered for it, so it'd probably make sense if Mark someway ended up being a Tactician in Training in Bern but later ran off/deserted for some reason and if combat was a secondary thing in their training, it would explain their seeming inability to fight as them having fled before receiving any serious training in direct combat. (Especially since Bern's large numbers maybe means anyone in charge of the "thinking" might not have as much emphasis on combat training as they'd possibly have a personal guard of some kind.)

Deserting from Bern isn't exactly an action that seems unreasonable, Heath/Vaida ended up being declared traitors due to a general drumming up a false rebellion so he could advance his military career and due to trying to stop other Bern Units attacking the peasants who were unarmed they were declared traitors.

In addition, a few years later, Rutger's family would be massacred by Bern forces, with him only spared due to looking like he was from Bern, while it's unknown if such an act would be done by FE 7-era Bern, it's not impossible as far as I'm aware.

A young Tactician possibly deciding to become a deserter and flee his home country due to getting involved in some Bern military crimes (either to avoid performing the act or afterwards to avoid having to commit further ones.) doesn't seem impossible to me. (Which could also explain why Mark lied to Eliwood due to some mix of shame/guilt and trying to hide their identity, especially if they took part in some fashion, if it turned out Mark say, ordered the poisoning the drinking water of an enemy group before commanding a charge while they were all sick a day afterwards, Lyn would definitely not take that well and Eliwood/Hector would probably have a negative reaction too.)

As for why Heath/Vaida do not recognize them, Bern has a large military so it's not exactly impossible for them to not know Mark. (Indeed, Mark probably doesn't know them either.)

This would also partly explain why they're so eager to vanish once the fighting's over, Lyn, Hector and Eliwood are all royals, which means they'd probably at some points interact with Bern diplomats/other higher up types on some occasion, all it'd take is for one of them in some way to identify Mark and now the ruse is up and a deserter (who potentially committed atrocities while part of them) Bern Tactician in the employment of Sacae/Pherae would probably not go down well, if Mark's guilty of any Bern massacres/other morally dubious actions, Lyn/Eliwood/Hector would probably not take it well and Bern would probably take action in some fashion, hence why staying on the move and low on the social ladder as a random traveler would be a better way to stay incognito and avoid trouble as soon as there is no big threat that needs dealt with.

As for where they are in FE6, well, it's not exactly impossible for them to be one of the dead FE7 characters (Either hunted down by Bern or say, dying with Lyn and several other FE7 characters trying to lead a defense of Sacae during it's initial invasion by Bern.) or potentially having decided that taking part in a war against such a large military force is suicidal, tried to re-join Bern or simply is hiding out in some village somewhere/a boat sailing away from Elibe waiting for the war to blow over.

Another possible piece of Evidenceis that Mark is possibly found near the Bern Mountains. (Since Lyn states those bandits at the start of the game came down from there.) which potentially means Mark was found near the mountains.