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    Version: 1.55 | Updated: 04/15/04 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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                             Fire Emblem: Rekka no Tsurugi
    
                                    Character Guide
    
                                     by FireLizard
    
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    Japanese: ファイアーエムブレム 烈火の剣
              Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword
    
    English:  Fire Emblem
    
    
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                      -I'm getting way too many emails that I shouldn't be getting
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                       READ IT.  I'm sick of getting questions like "How do you
                       beat the final boss?" and "What's up with Chapter XX?"
                      -Any emails that fall in the "Don't contact me" category have
                       been and will be ignored, so don't complain saying that I
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    I.   Introduction
    
    II.  Version History
    
    III. Characters
      
    IV.  Additional Information
    
    V.   Credits
    
    VI.  Contact
    
    VII. Legal Notices
    
    
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    ------------------------------- I. Introduction -------------------------------
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    Good day.  Welcome to my Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken Character Guide!
    
    If you've played this game, you know the frustration of not being able to
    revive dead characters, unlike most RPGs and Strategy RPGs.  You also know that
    characters are irreplacable.  This is why a detailed character guide is so
    important for this game.  Characters can't be just dismissed and hired again.
    Once you have a character, you're stuck with it.  Therefore, you'd be much
    better off having good background knowledge on the pros and cons of each
    character.
    
    This is a complete guide to the 43 members that can join your army.  Basically,
    it has all of the information that you need to know on every character.  Or at
    least I hope so :)
    
    I hope this will help you choose the characters that suit you and create your
    own playing style.  
    
    And yes, I have used all the characters, so I know what I'm talking about.
    
    It isn't essential, but it would help a lot if your browser is able to read JIS
    characters.
    
    In any case, enjoy!
    
    Updated versions are available at GameFAQs.
    
    
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    ----------------------------- II. Version History -----------------------------
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    Version 1.00: First complete version. (July 19, 2003)
    
    Version 1.10: Fixed some mistakes in the Maximum Statistics section.
                  (July 26, 2003)
    
    Version 1.12: Fixed Bard/Dancer maxiumum Str/Skl stats.
                  Added Japanese names.
                  (August 2, 2003)
    
    Version 1.20: Added a section on Support Conversations. (October 10, 2003)
    
    Version 1.21: Fixed the English names and made them the "official" ones.  Now,
                  back to my midterms...
                  (January 13, 2004)
    
    Version 1.50: Reformed some of the character ratings because my opinions have
                  changed. (January 19, 2004)
    
    Version 1.51: Fixed the English names for promotion items. (January 21, 2004)
    
    Version 1.52: Fixed "Heath" and "Merlinus." (April 14, 2004)
    
    Version 1.55: Added "Stat Expectations" for each character. (April 15, 2004)
    
    
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    ------------------------------- III. Characters -------------------------------
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    Okay, here's the main bulk of this FAQ.  Each character is numbered, so just
    scroll down to the number of the character you're looking for.  Refer to the
    legend if you're not sure about something.
    
    Character List
    1. Lyn
    2. Sain
    3. Kent
    4. Florina
    5. Wil
    6. Dorcas
    7. Serra
    8. Erk
    9. Rath
    10. Matthew
    11. Lucius
    12. Nils
    13. Wallace
    14. Eliwood
    15. Marcus
    16. Lowen
    17. Rebecca
    18. Bartre
    19. Hector
    20. Oswin
    21. Guy
    22. Priscilla
    23. Raven
    24. Canas
    25. Dart
    26. Fiora
    27. Legault
    28. Ninian
    29. Isadora
    30. Heath
    31. Hawkeye
    32. Geitz
    33. Pent
    34. Louise
    35. Karel
    36. Harken
    37. Nino
    38. Jaffar
    39. Vaida
    40. Renault
    41. Farina
    42. Karla
    43. Athos
    Extra: Merlinus
    
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       //                        Character FAQ Legend                         \\
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       |(Character name & number) The number is there for ease of searching.   |
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       |  Joins At: Shows when the character joins your team.                  |
       |                                                                       |
       |  Class: The character's class.                                        |
       |                                                                       |
       |  Usable Weapons: Weapons usable by the character before and after     |
       |    promotion.                                                         |
       |                                                                       |
       |  Initial Statistics: The level and stats the character starts out     |
       |    with.                                                              |
       |                                                                       |
       |  Promotion Stat Additions: The stat additions when the character      |
       |    is promoted.                                                       |
       |                                                                       |
       |  Stat Growth Rate: Shows the probability that certain stats will      |
       |    increase when the character gains a level by the rating A, B, C, D,|
       |    and F; A meaning the stat has a high chance of increasing, F       |
       |    meaning it has a low chance.  This does not mean that a stat rated |
       |    A will always increase and that a stat rated F will never          |
       |    increase.  This is my judgment of stat growth, and it should hold  |
       |    true for most people, but there is some amount of randomness       |
       |    involved.  You should see the growth rate as a ROUGH ESTIMATE.     |
       |                                                                       |
       |  Stat Expectations:  Average stats that the character will get once   |
       |    he/she is promoted and at Lv 20.  Note that this may vary for      |
       |    players due to the Random Number Generator.  This is the AVERAGE,  |
       |    ROUGH ESTIMATE.                                                    |
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       |  Supporting Characters: Other characters that this character can      |
       |    support.  The number indicates how many points are already spent   |
       |    with that particular character.  This is taken from Kawaki Chatei  |
       |    http://www.pegasusknight.com.                                      |
       |                                                                       |
       |  Comments: My personal view of the character, with a rating out of 10.|
       |    Don't take it TOO seriously ;)                                     |
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    1. Lyndis (Lyn) リン
      Joins At:
        Lyn Route: Prologue, start of battle
        Eliwood Route: Ch 15, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 16, start of battle
      Class: Lord >> Blade Lord
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Sword
        After Promotion:  Sword, Bow
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  16            Def:  2
        Str:  4            MDf:  0
        Skl:  7            Mov:  5
        Spd:  9            Con:  5
        Luc:  5            Rsc:  4
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +3
        Str: +2            MDf: +5
        Skl: +2            Mov: +1
        Spd: +0            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: B
        Str: B             Def: D
        Skl: A             MDf: D
        Spd: A
      Stat Expectations (Blade Lord Lv 20)
        HP:  46            Def: 15
        Str: 21            MDf: 11
        Skl: 29            Luc: 22
        Spd: 30
      Supporting Characters
        Eliwood(10), Hector, Florina(76), Wallace(15), Rath(15), Wil(17), Kent(30)
      Comments
        9/10
        Lyn's greatest weapon is, without doubt, her speed.  She'll easily evade
        attacks and attack twice in a row, making her low defense insignificant.
        In any case, you'll be required to use her in many maps, so it's a good
        idea to keep her up to par.
    
    2. Sain セイン
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 1, start of battle
        Eliwood Route: Ch 15, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 16, start of battle
      Class: Cavalier >> Paladin
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Sword, Spear
        After Promotion:  Sword, Spear, Axe
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  19            Def:  7
        Str:  9            MDf:  0
        Skl:  5            Mov:  7
        Spd:  7            Con:  9
        Luc:  4            Rsc: 16
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +2            Def: +2
        Str: +1            MDf: +1
        Skl: +1            Mov: +1
        Spd: +1            Con: +2
        Luc: +0            Rsc: -2
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A             Luc: C
        Str: A             Def: D
        Skl: C             MDf: C
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Paladin Lv 20)
        HP:  53            Def: 16
        Str: 25            MDf: 10
        Skl: 17            Luc: 18
        Spd: 23
      Supporting Characters
        Fiora, Serra, Rebecca, Priscilla, Louise, Isadora, Kent(30)
      Comments
        9/10
        Strength is always an asset, and Sain's got plenty of it; his strength
        almost always maxes out, although at the cost of low Skill.  If you use
        him he'll be sure to become one of your main powerhouses.  He's quite the
        womanizer, and it shows because his supporting characters are all female
        except for Kent :D
    
    3. Kent ケント
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 1, start of battle
        Eliwood Route: Ch 15, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 16, start of battle
      Class: Cavalier >> Paladin
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Sword, Spear
        After Promotion:  Sword, Spear, Axe
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  20            Def:  5
        Str:  6            MDf:  1
        Skl:  6            Mov:  7
        Spd:  7            Con:  9
        Luc:  2            Rsc: 16
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +2            Def: +2
        Str: +1            MDf: +1
        Skl: +1            Mov: +1
        Spd: +1            Con: +2
        Luc: +0            Rsc: -2
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A             Luc: F
        Str: C             Def: D
        Skl: A             MDf: D
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Paladin Lv 20)
        HP:  54            Def: 17
        Str: 21            MDf: 11
        Skl: 26            Luc:  9
        Spd: 23
      Supporting Characters
        Lyn(20), Fiora, Sain(30), Wallace(15), Heath, Farina
      Comments
        8/10
        His strength's a little low, so he's not as useful as Sain.  He tends to
        get higher skill than Sain, so use that to make up for strength.  I had
        Sain and Kent supporting each other, so that added on to both of their
        stats.
    
    4. Florina フロリーナ
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 3, start of battle
        Eliwood Route: Ch 15, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 16, start of battle
      Class: Pegasus Knight >> Falcon Knight
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Spear
        After Promotion:  Spear, Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  17            Def:  4
        Str:  5            MDf:  4
        Skl:  7            Mov:  7
        Spd:  9            Con:  4
        Luc:  7            Rsc: 16
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +5            Def: +2
        Str: +2            MDf: +2
        Skl: +0            Mov: +1
        Spd: +0            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: -1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: B
        Str: C             Def: F
        Skl: B             MDf: C
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Falcon Knight Lv 20)
        HP:  47            Def: 10
        Str: 22            MDf: 20
        Skl: 25            Luc: 25
        Spd: 28
      Supporting Characters
        Lyn(76), Hector(5), Fiora(35), Farina(35), Serra, Nino, Ninian
      Comments
        9/10
        What can you say?  Fast, rarely misses, and does good damage to boot.  It's
        definitely worth levelling her up early on, so start using her as soon as
        she joins.  Also, the three Pegasus Knights in this game have a special
        group attack (see IV. Additional Information for details).
    
    5. Wil ウィル
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 3, visit village
        Eliwood Route: Ch 15, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 16, start of battle
      Class: Archer >> Sniper
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Bow
        After Promotion:  Bow
      Initial Statistics (Lv 2)
        HP:  20            Def:  5
        Str:  6            MDf:  0
        Skl:  5            Mov:  5
        Spd:  5            Con:  6
        Luc:  6            Rsc:  5
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +2
        Str: +1            MDf: +3
        Skl: +2            Mov: +1
        Spd: +2            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: C
        Str: B             Def: D
        Skl: B             MDf: D
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (Sniper Lv 20)
        HP:  51            Def: 14
        Str: 25            MDf: 10
        Skl: 25            Luc: 21
        Spd: 22
      Supporting Characters
        Lyn(17), Rebecca(30), Dart(20), Wallace, Raven, Rath
      Comments
        9/10
        A very useful Archer.  His strength gains are higher than Rebecca, but he
        loses out in Spd.  I would say that Rebecca is better (because she's cute
        and because I'm biased), but they are both solid units to have, so which to
        use is almost entirely a matter of opinion.  Using both is probably the
        best option.
    
    6. Dorcas ドルカス
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 4, speak with Lyn
        Eliwood Route: Ch 11, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 12, start of battle
      Class: Fighter >> Warrior
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Axe
        After Promotion:  Axe, Bow
      Initial Statistics (Lv 3)
        HP:  30            Def:  3
        Str:  7            MDf:  0
        Skl:  7            Mov:  5
        Spd:  6            Con: 14
        Luc:  3            Rsc: 13
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +3
        Str: +1            MDf: +3
        Skl: +2            Mov: +1
        Spd: +0            Con: +2
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +2
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A             Luc: C
        Str: A             Def: C
        Skl: B             MDf: F
        Spd: F
      Stat Expectations (Warrior Lv 20)
        HP:  60            Def: 18
        Str: 29            MDf:  8
        Skl: 24            Luc: 19
        Spd: 11
      Supporting Characters
        Oswin, Bartre(15), Geitz, Vaida, Farina
      Comments
        8/10
        I like axe-users and characters with lots of HP and strength, so naturally
        Dorcas was always a key member of my team.  He'll naturally get high HP
        and strength, but his skill and defense will also grow very well.  His
        speed, however, is among the lowest of all the characters in the game.
        Once he's promoted, he can use bows to devastating effect against Wyvern
        Riders, which tend to be hard to kill.
    
    7. Serra セーラ
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 5, speak with Lyn
        Eliwood Route: Ch 13, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 12, start of battle
      Class: Cleric >> Bishop
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Staff
        After Promotion:  Staff, Light Magic
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  17            Def:  2
        Mgk:  2            MDf:  5
        Skl:  5            Mov:  5
        Spd:  8            Con:  4
        Luc:  6            Rsc:  3
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +2
        Mgk: +1            MDf: +2
        Skl: +2            Mov: +1
        Spd: +1            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  C             Luc: A
        Mgk: B             Def: F
        Skl: C             MDf: A
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Bishop Lv 20)
        HP:  37            Def: 9
        Mgk: 23            MDf: 28
        Skl: 20            Luc: 30
        Spd: 25
      Supporting Characters
        Hector(15), Matthew(5), Lucius, Erk(2), Sain, Oswin(10), Florina
      Comments
        9/10
        Godly.  The only problem is that it takes forever to get her promoted
        because she can't attack with just a staff.  But it's definitely worth the
        effort.  She'll almost always do dual attacks and she'll evade blows
        handily.  I usually choose her over the other healer, Priscilla.
    
    8. Erk エルク
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 5, speak to Serra with Lyn
        Eliwood Route: Ch 14, speak with Serra or Priscilla
        Hector Route: Ch 14, speak with Serra or Priscilla
      Class: Mage >> Sage
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Anima Magic
        After Promotion:  Anima Magic, Staff
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  17            Def:  2
        Mgk:  5            MDf:  4
        Skl:  6            Mov:  5
        Spd:  7            Con:  5
        Luc:  3            Rsc:  4
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +4            Def: +3
        Mgk: +1            MDf: +3
        Skl: +0            Mov: +1
        Spd: +0            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: C
        Mgk: C             Def: D
        Skl: B             MDf: C
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Sage Lv 20)
        HP:  46            Def: 11
        Mgk: 20            MDf: 21
        Skl: 24            Luc: 13
        Spd: 26
      Supporting Characters
        Serra(2), Priscilla(15), Nino, Pent(25), Louise(20)
      Comments
        8/10
        He's a decent magician, but he almost always loses out to Nino in the end.
        However, he'll surpass Pent by far, so he's not a bad unit to have.  His
        magic is kind of low, but he has great skill, and he has the HP
        advantage which is Nino's only weakness.  It's worth using him if you think
        Nino is a little too frail.
    
    9. Rath ラス
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 6, start of battle
        Eliwood Route: Ch 21, speak with Lyn
        Hector Route: Ch 22, speak with Lyn
      Class: Nomad >> Nomadic Trooper
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Bow
        After Promotion:  Bow, Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 7)
        HP:  25            Def:  7
        Str:  8            MDf:  2
        Skl:  9            Mov:  7
        Spd: 10            Con:  7
        Luc:  5            Rsc: 18
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +3
        Str: +2            MDf: +3
        Skl: +1            Mov: +1
        Spd: +1            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: -1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: D
        Str: C             Def: F
        Skl: C             MDf: D
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (Nomadic Trooper Lv 20)
        HP:  54            Def: 13
        Str: 22            MDf: 11
        Skl: 22            Luc: 13
        Spd: 25
      Supporting Characters
        Lyn(15), Wil, Guy
      Comments
        6/10
        Rath's a pretty mediocre character with pretty mediocre stats.  He never
        becomes a killing machine like other bow users such as Rebecca.  He can use
        swords after his promotion, but for some reason that doesn't seem like
        much of a bonus.  He can't use ballistas either, while Archers can.
    
    10. Matthew マシュー
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 6, visit village
        Eliwood Route: Ch 13, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 11, start of battle
      Class: Thief >> Assassin
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Sword
        After Promotion:  Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 2)
        HP:  18            Def:  3
        Str:  4            MDf:  0
        Skl:  4            Mov:  6
        Spd: 11            Con:  7
        Luc:  2            Rsc:  6
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +2
        Str: +1            MDf: +2
        Skl: +0            Mov: +0
        Spd: +0            Con: +0
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +0
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: B
        Str: D             Def: D
        Skl: B             MDf: D
        Spd: A
      Stat Expectations (Assassin Lv 20)
        HP:  51            Def: 14
        Str: 19            MDf:  9
        Skl: 23            Luc: 21
        Spd: 30
      Supporting Characters
        Hector(20), Serra(5), Guy(10), Oswin(5), Legault, Jaffar
      Comments
        9/10
        He's a great thief, and an even better Assassin!  He rarely misses and
        almost always does dual attacks.  His HP is also unusally high, so he can
        fight on his own.  Once he's an Assassin, he really starts to kick butt.
        You've seen Jaffar in action, so consider two Jaffars in your team.  Get
        the picture?  However, be careful because Assassins can no longer steal
        items from enemies (I use Legault for stealing).
    
    11. Lucius ルセア
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 7, start of battle
        Eliwood Route: Ch 16, speak with Raven
        Hector Route: Ch 17, speak with Raven
      Class: Monk >> Bishop
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Light Magic
        After Promotion:  Light Magic, Staff
      Initial Statistics (Lv 3)
        HP:  18            Def:  1
        Mgk:  7            MDf:  6
        Skl:  6            Mov:  5
        Spd: 10            Con:  6
        Luc:  2            Rsc:  5
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +3
        Mgk: +2            MDf: +2
        Skl: +1            Mov: +1
        Spd: +0            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  C             Luc: D
        Mgk: A             Def: F
        Skl: B             MDf: A
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Bishop Lv 20)
        HP:  40            Def:  4
        Mgk: 25            MDf: 30
        Skl: 25            Luc:  9
        Spd: 24
      Supporting Characters
        Raven(30), Priscilla(5), Serra, Karel, Renault
      Comments
        9/10
        Lucius's defense is devastatingly low.  However, that's his only weakness.
        Dual attacks are a regular occurence for this magic machine, and they do
        good damage on each hit.  Just don't send him out in the front unprotected;
        have some Warriors or Generals escort him.  If you have him and Serra
        supporting each other, you need not worry about your Light Magic attacks :)
    
    12. Nils ニルス
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 7, start of battle
        Eliwood Route: Ch 30, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 32, start of battle
      Class: Bard
      Usable Weapons: None
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  14            Def:  5
        Str:  0            MDf:  4
        Skl:  0            Mov:  5
        Spd: 12            Con:  3
        Luc: 10            Rsc:  2
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (Bards cannot be promoted.)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A                   Luc: A
        Str: (rarely increases)  Def: D
        Skl: (rarely increases)  MDf: A
        Spd: A
      Stat Expectations (Bard Lv 20)
        HP:  30            Def: 10
        Str:  1            MDf: 18
        Skl:  1            Luc: 23
        Spd: 25
      Supporting Characters: None
      Comments
        5/10
        He's neither useless nor particularly useful.  He can make characters move
        again, but depending on your playing style, that may or may not prove to be
        a bonus.  If you do decide to use him, watch over him because he's very
        frail and will get killed in a single hit if he can't dodge.  Also, if you
        want the hidden map in Hector Route Ch 19, you'll need to have Nils be over
        Lv 7 in the Lyn Route.
    
    13. Wallace ワレス
      Joins at
        Lyn Route: Ch 9, start of battle
        Eliwood Route: Ch 23 (boss is Lloyd), speak with Lyn/Sain/Kent/Florina
        Hector Route: Ch 24 (boss is Lloyd), speak with Lyn/Sain/Kent/Florina
        (see IV. Additional Information for more details)
      Class: Knight >> General
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Spear
        After Promotion:  Spear, Axe
      Initial Statistics (Lv 12)
        HP:  30            Def: 15
        Str: 13            MDf:  2
        Skl:  7            Mov:  4
        Spd:  5            Con: 13
        Luc: 10            Rsc: 12
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +4            Def: +2
        Str: +2            MDf: +3
        Skl: +2            Mov: +1
        Spd: +3            Con: +2
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +2
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: C
        Str: B             Def: B
        Skl: C             MDf: B
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (General Lv 20)
        HP:  53            Def: 26
        Str: 26            MDf: 16
        Skl: 19            Luc: 17
        Spd: 15
      Supporting Characters
        Lyn(15), Kent(15), Wil, Vaida, Renault
      Comments
        8/10
        Unfortunately, he's basically forced to be promoted before reaching Lv 20.
        In the Normal Lyn Route, you're required to promote him, and in the Hard
        Lyn Route, if you don't, he'll get killed too easily in the Eliwood/Hector
        Route.  Still, he's a very good character.  His stats are decent, and he
        rarely takes damage from physical attacks so he'll do a great job as a
        wall.
    
    14. Eliwood エリウッド
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 11, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 12, start of battle
      Class: Lord >> Lord Knight
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Sword
        After Promotion:  Sword, Spear
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  18            Def:  5
        Str:  5            MDf:  0
        Skl:  5            Mov:  5
        Spd:  7            Con:  7
        Luc:  7            Rsc:  6
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +4            Def: +1
        Str: +2            MDf: +3
        Skl: +0            Mov: +2
        Spd: +1            Con: +2
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +10
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: B
        Str: B             Def: C
        Skl: B             MDf: C
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Lord Knight Lv 20)
        HP:  52            Def: 18
        Str: 24            MDf: 16
        Skl: 24            Luc: 24
        Spd: 24
      Supporting Characters
        Lyn(10), Hector(72), Ninian, Marcus(25), Lowen(20), Harken(25), Fiora
      Comments
        8/10
        Put in a good way, he's a well-rounded character.  Put badly, he's
        mediocre.  All in all, pretty average.  If you level him up, he'll still
        prove to be fairly useful.  He has no major weaknesses, but there's nothing
        he excels in, either.  His stats are well balanced, and his strength,
        skill, and speed will pretty much be about the same, maybe a little
        higher in speed.  You have to include him in most battles, so you're going
        to have to keep him strong like it or not.
    
    15. Marcus マーカス
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 11, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 12, start of battle
      Class: Paladin
      Usable Weapons: Sword, Spear, Axe
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  31            Def: 10
        Str: 15            MDf:  8
        Skl: 15            Mov:  8
        Spd: 11            Con: 11
        Luc:  8            Rsc: 14
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  C             Luc: C
        Str: D             Def: D
        Skl: D             MDf: F
        Spd: D
      Stat Expectations (Paladin Lv 20)
        HP:  41            Def: 11
        Str: 19            MDf: 13
        Skl: 23            Luc: 12
        Spd: 15
      Supporting Characters
        Eliwood(25), Lowen(20), Isadora(15), Harken(20), Merlinus
      Comments
        3/10
        You might be tempted to use him up front because he starts out strong.
        He'll defeat enemies right and left in the early chapters, but he also
        usurps all the experience that should be going to other characters that
        will ultimately become much stronger than Marcus.  You may want to include
        him in battle in case of an emergency, but try not to use him much.
    
    16. Lowen ロウエン
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 11, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 12, start of battle
      Class: Cavalier >> Paladin
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Sword, Spear
        After Promotion:  Sword, Spear, Axe
      Initial Statistics (Lv 2)
        HP:  23            Def:  7
        Str:  7            MDf:  0
        Skl:  5            Mov:  7
        Spd:  7            Con: 10
        Luc:  3            Rsc: 15
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +2            Def: +2
        Str: +1            MDf: +1
        Skl: +1            Mov: +1
        Spd: +1            Con: +2
        Luc: +0            Rsc: -2
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A             Luc: B
        Str: D             Def: B
        Skl: D             MDf: C
        Spd: D
      Stat Expectations (Paladin Lv 20)
        HP:  60            Def: 24
        Str: 18            MDf: 13
        Skl: 18            Luc: 23
        Spd: 18
      Supporting Characters
        Eliwood(20), Marcus(20), Isadora(15), Harken(20), Rebecca
      Comments
        5/10
        Unusually for a character that starts out at a low level, Lowen won't
        become too impressive.  He doesn't gain much of anything besides HP and
        defense, and his strength, skill, and speed will barely make it above
        17 at Lv 20, PROMOTED.  Can't recommend this guy.
    
    17. Rebecca レベッカ
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 11, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 12, start of battle
      Class: Archer >> Sniper
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Bow
        After Promotion:  Bow
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  17            Def:  3
        Str:  4            MDf:  1
        Skl:  5            Mov:  5
        Spd:  6            Con:  5
        Luc:  4            Rsc:  4
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +4            Def: +2
        Str: +3            MDf: +2
        Skl: +1            Mov: +1
        Spd: +1            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: B
        Str: B             Def: F
        Skl: B             MDf: D
        Spd: A
      Stat Expectations (Sniper Lv 20)
        HP:  44            Def: 10
        Str: 24            MDf: 15
        Skl: 27            Luc: 24
        Spd: 29
      Supporting Characters
        Wil(30), Dart(35), Sain, Lowen(5), Louise, Raven, Nino
      Comments
        10/10
        Her low defense is insignificant because her speed becomes frighteningly
        high, allowing her to dodge most attacks.  Her strength and skill
        usually max out as well.  Without a doubt, the best Archer in the game.
        Pair her up with somebody to REALLY use her to her fullest potential.
    
    18. Bartre バアトル
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 11, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 12, start of battle
      Class: Fighter >> Warrior
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Axe
        After Promotion:  Axe, Bow
      Initial Statistics (Lv 2)
        HP:  29            Def:  4
        Str:  9            MDf:  0
        Skl:  5            Mov:  5
        Spd:  3            Con: 13
        Luc:  4            Rsc: 12
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +3
        Str: +1            MDf: +3
        Skl: +2            Mov: +1
        Spd: +0            Con: +2
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +2
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: D
        Str: A             Def: C
        Skl: C             MDf: D
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (Warrior Lv 20)
        HP:  60            Def: 18
        Str: 28            MDf: 12
        Skl: 20            Luc: 16
        Spd: 20
      Supporting Characters
        Dorcas(15), Canas, Karla(5), Raven, Renault
      Comments
        9/10
        Another useful axe-user like Dorcas.  Bartre has the speed that Dorcas
        lacks, making him a bit more useful.  You'll also need to use Bartre if you
        want Karla.  Like Dorcas, he can use bows after promotion, adding on to his
        versatility.
    
    19. Hector ヘクトル
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 12, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 11, start of battle
      Class: Lord >> Great Lord
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Axe
        After Promotion:  Axe, Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  19            Def:  8
        Str:  7            MDf:  0
        Skl:  4            Mov:  5
        Spd:  5            Con: 13
        Luc:  3            Rsc: 12
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +1
        Str: +0            MDf: +5
        Skl: +2            Mov: +0
        Spd: +3            Con: +2
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +2
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A             Luc: D
        Str: A             Def: B
        Skl: B             MDf: D
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (Great Lord Lv 20)
        HP:  57            Def: 28
        Str: 30            MDf: 13
        Skl: 23            Luc: 15
        Spd: 20
      Supporting Characters
        Eliwood(72), Lyn, Oswin(20), Serra(15), Matthew(20), Florina(5), Farina
      Comments
        10/10
        The best of the Lords.  For Eliwood and Lyn, you sort of feel that you have
        to keep them strong because you have to include them in many maps.  For
        Hector, however, you'll want to use him.  He'll gain levels quite easily
        and before you know it, he's at Lv 20, ready to be promoted.  A key member
        to both the story and to your team.
    
    20. Oswin オズイン
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 12, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 12, start of battle
      Class: Knight >> General
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Spear
        After Promotion:  Spear, Axe
      Initial Statistics (Lv 9)
        HP:  28            Def: 13
        Str: 13            MDf:  3
        Skl:  9            Mov:  4
        Spd:  5            Con: 14
        Luc:  3            Rsc: 13
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +4            Def: +2
        Str: +2            MDf: +3
        Skl: +2            Mov: +1
        Spd: +3            Con: +2
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +2
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A             Luc: C
        Str: B             Def: B
        Skl: C             MDf: C
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (General Lv 20)
        HP:  59            Def: 29
        Str: 27            MDf: 14
        Skl: 21            Luc: 12
        Spd: 18
      Supporting Characters
        Hector(20), Matthew(5), Serra(10), Dorcas, Priscilla
      Comments
        9/10
        All of Oswin's stats will end up slightly higher than Wallace's because you
        can promote him whenever you want.  It isn't a big difference, however, so
        you can use them both in generally the same way: take advantage of their
        very high defense and place them as walls to stop the enemy from getting
        too close.
        
    21. Guy ギィ
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 13, speak with Matthew
        Hector Route: Ch 13, speak with Matthew
      Class: Myrmidon >> Swordmaster
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Sword
        After Promotion:  Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 3)
        HP:  21            Def:  5
        Str:  6            MDf:  0
        Skl: 11            Mov:  5
        Spd: 11            Con:  5
        Luc:  5            Rsc:  4
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +5            Def: +2
        Str: +2            MDf: +1
        Skl: +0            Mov: +1
        Spd: +0            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: B
        Str: D             Def: D
        Skl: A             MDf: F
        Spd: A
      Stat Expectations (Swordmaster Lv 20)
        HP:  53            Def: 11
        Str: 17            MDf:  9
        Skl: 29            Luc: 20
        Spd: 30
      Supporting Characters
        Matthew(10), Rath, Karel(5), Louise, Priscilla
      Comments
        6/10
        He's fast and all, but his strength and defense are pathetic.  He won't be
        able to kill enemies in one shot even with dual attacks.  You also have to
        keep watching over him because he's extremely fragile, and you never know
        when he's going to die.  I never liked Myrmidons, but if you want one,
        wait until you get Karel or Karla.  Sigh...where did Rutgar and Fir go?
    
    22. Priscilla プリシラ
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 14, visit village or keep Erk alive
        Hector Route: Ch 14, visit village or keep Erk alive
      Class: Troubadour >> Valkyrie
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Staff
        After Promotion:  Staff, Anima Magic
      Initial Statistics (Lv 3)
        HP:  16            Def:  3
        Mgk:  6            MDf:  6
        Skl:  6            Mov:  7
        Spd:  8            Con:  4
        Luc:  7            Rsc: 16
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +2
        Mgk: +2            MDf: +3
        Skl: +1            Mov: +1
        Spd: +0            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: -1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  D             Luc: A
        Mgk: C             Def: F
        Skl: B             MDf: A
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (Valkyrie Lv 20)
        HP:  37            Def: 12
        Mgk: 23            MDf: 28
        Skl: 24            Luc: 30
        Spd: 22
      Supporting Characters
        Raven(20), Erk(15), Lucius(5), Oswin, Sain, Heath, Guy
      Comments
        8/10
        A better healer but weaker attacker than Serra.  Priscilla can rescue
        practically anyone in the game save some exceptions with a body size of 16.
        This helps a lot in boss fights because you can get someone out of harm's
        way, get out of the boss' attack range (because she's on a horse), and have
        the unit healed.  So actually, you should use her more as a rescuer than a
        healer.  She can use Anima Magic after her promotion, but you probably
        won't be using it much.
    
    23. Raven レイヴァン
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 16, speak with Priscilla
        Hector Route: Ch 17, speak with Priscilla
      Class: Mercenary >> Hero
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Sword
        After Promotion:  Sword, Axe
      Initial Statistics (Lv 5)
        HP:  25            Def:  5
        Str:  8            MDf:  1
        Skl: 11            Mov:  5
        Spd: 13            Con:  8
        Luc:  2            Rsc:  7
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +4            Def: +2
        Str: +0            MDf: +2
        Skl: +2            Mov: +1
        Spd: +2            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A             Luc: F
        Str: B             Def: D
        Skl: C             MDf: F
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Hero Lv 20)
        HP:  58            Def: 16
        Str: 25            MDf:  7
        Skl: 27            Luc: 14
        Spd: 26
      Supporting Characters
        Priscilla(20), Lucius(30), Rebecca, Wil, Bartre
      Comments
        10/10
        Very high and well-balanced stats except for his defense and magic defense.
        You can count on his strength and speed to max out, however, and he almost
        never misses because his accuracy is also above average.  He's one of those
        rare characters that start out strong and remain strong throughout the
        game.  Definitely the best sword-user.
    
    24. Canas カナス
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 16 Side Story, visit village
        Hector Route: Ch 17 Side Story, visit village
      Class: Shaman >> Druid
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Dark Magic
        After Promotion:  Dark Magic, Staff
      Initial Statistics (Lv 8)
        HP:  21            Def:  5
        Mgk: 10            MDf:  8
        Skl:  9            Mov:  5
        Spd:  8            Con:  7
        Luc:  7            Rsc:  6
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +4            Def: +2
        Mgk: +0            MDf: +2
        Skl: +0            Mov: +1
        Spd: +3            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: D
        Mgk: B             Def: D
        Skl: B             MDf: B
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (Druid Lv 20)
        HP:  47            Def: 14
        Mgk: 25            MDf: 24
        Skl: 23            Luc: 14
        Spd: 20
      Supporting Characters
        Pent, Nino, Bartre, Vaida, Renault
      Comments
        10/10
        This is your only choice for Dark Magic except for Athos, but Athos joins
        too late in the game so technically Canas is the only Dark Magic user.  But
        this dude rocks!  He looks cool, his personality is cool, and Dark Magic is
        the most powerful magic in the game.  He does his best against bosses by
        using Luna, which penetrates MDf and does damage equal to the
        number of his Magic stat.
    
    25. Dart ダーツ
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 18, start of battle (if not killed in Ch 16 Side Story)
        Hector Route: Ch 19, start of battle (if not killed in Ch 17 Side Story)
      Class: Pirate >> Berserker
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Axe
        After Promotion:  Axe
      Initial Statistics (Lv 8)
        HP:  34            Def:  6
        Str: 12            MDf:  1
        Skl:  8            Mov:  5
        Spd:  8            Con: 10
        Luc:  3            Rsc:  9
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +4            Def: +2
        Str: +1            MDf: +2
        Skl: +1            Mov: +1
        Spd: +1            Con: +3
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +3
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A             Luc: F
        Str: A             Def: D
        Skl: D             MDf: D
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Berserker Lv 20)
        HP:  60            Def: 15
        Str: 30            MDf:  9
        Skl: 18            Luc: 14
        Spd: 28
      Supporting Characters
        Geitz, Rebecca(35), Wil(20), Farina, Karel
      Comments
        10/10
        The best axe-user in the game, lining up with Hector.  His strength and
        HP always max out for me, and he can put up a pretty good fight against
        enemies with swords as well.  If you equip him with a Killer Axe, his
        critical hit rate will rise to become higher than 60, and even without
        critical hits, he can crush most enemies with constant dual attacks.
    
    26. Fiora フィオーラ
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 18, speak with Florina
        Hector Route: Ch 19, speak with Florina
      Class: Pegasus Knight >> Falcon Knight
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Spear
        After Promotion:  Spear, Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 7)
        HP:  21            Def:  6
        Str:  8            MDf:  7
        Skl: 11            Mov:  7
        Spd: 13            Con:  5
        Luc:  6            Rsc: 15
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +5            Def: +2
        Str: +2            MDf: +2
        Skl: +0            Mov: +1
        Spd: +0            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: -1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: B
        Str: D             Def: D
        Skl: B             MDf: B
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Falcon Knight Lv 20)
        HP:  48            Def: 15
        Str: 21            MDf: 25
        Skl: 25            Luc: 15
        Spd: 28
      Supporting Characters
        Florina(35), Farina(30), Eliwood, Kent, Sain, Pent(10), Geitz
      Comments
        9/10
        A bit weaker than Florina, but with higher defense and magic defense.  You
        can use her in the same way as Florina.  And then, there's always the
        Pegasus Knight group attack ;)
    
    27. Legault ラガルト
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 19, speak with Eliwood/Hector/Lyn
        Hector Route: Ch 20, speak with Eliwood/Hector/Lyn
      Class: Thief >> Assassin
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Sword
        After Promotion:  Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 12)
        HP:  26            Def:  8
        Str:  8            MDf:  3
        Skl: 11            Mov:  6
        Spd: 15            Con:  9
        Luc: 10            Rsc:  8
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +2
        Str: +1            MDf: +2
        Skl: +0            Mov: +0
        Spd: +0            Con: +0
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +0
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: B
        Str: D             Def: C
        Skl: C             MDf: F
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Assassin Lv 20)
        HP:  42            Def: 18
        Str: 15            MDf: 11
        Skl: 20            Luc: 26
        Spd: 30
      Supporting Characters
        Jaffar(5), Nino, Matthew, Isadora, Heath
      Comments
        7/10
        A Thief, nothing more or less.  I once promoted him instead of Matthew, but
        he wasn't too impressive.  He's much better off as a Thief because his
        speed is very high.  He can evade most attacks so you can send him off
        alone to do his job opening chests without having to send another character
        to escort him.
    
    28. Ninian ニニアン
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 20, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 21, start of battle
      Class: Dancer
      Usable Weapons: None
      Initial Statistics
        (has the same stats that Nils had when you had him last)
        Differences are:
          Con: 4
          Rsc:    3
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (Dancers cannot be promoted.)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A                   Luc: A
        Str: (rarely increases)  Def: D
        Skl: (rarely increases)  MDf: A
        Spd: A
      Stat Expectations (Dancer Lv 20)
        (Same as Nils)
      Supporting Characters 
        Eliwood, Florina, Hawkeye
      Comments
        5/10
        Pretty much the same as Nils because Nils and Ninan's stats are shared
        (see IV. Additional Information).
    
    29. Isadora イサドラ
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 21, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 22, start of battle
      Class: Paladin
      Usable Weapons: Sword, Spear, Axe
      Initial Statistics (Lv 1)
        HP:  28            Def:  8
        Str: 13            MDf:  6
        Skl: 12            Mov:  8
        Spd: 16            Con:  6
        Luc: 10            Rsc: 14
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: C
        Str: D             Def: D
        Skl: D             MDf: D
        Spd: A
      Stat Expectations (Paladin Lv 20)
        HP:  43            Def: 11
        Str: 19            MDf: 11
        Skl: 18            Luc: 18
        Spd: 25
      Supporting Characters
        Harken(40), Marcus(15), Lowen(10), Sain, Legault, Geitz, Renault
      Comments
        7/10
        Very fast for a Paladin, but a little lacking in strength and skill.
        She rarely gets hit, and she usually does dual attacks, although she
        sometimes isn't able to finish off an enemy even with a double attack.
        She's pretty good if properly built up, so you can use her if you don't
        have Sain or Kent levelled up adequately.
    
    30. Heath ヒース
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 21, speak with Eliwood/Hector/Lyn/Ninian
        Hector Route: Ch 22, speak with Eliwood/Hector/Lyn/Ninian
      Class: Wyvern Rider >> Wyvern Lord
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Spear
        After Promotion:  Spear, Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 7)
        HP:  28            Def: 10
        Str: 11            MDf:  1
        Skl:  8            Mov:  7
        Spd:  7            Con:  9
        Luc:  7            Rsc: 16
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +4            Def: +0
        Str: +0            MDf: +2
        Skl: +2            Mov: +1
        Spd: +2            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: -1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A             Luc: F
        Str: B             Def: B
        Skl: B             MDf: F
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Wyvern Lord Lv 20)
        HP:  57            Def: 20
        Str: 27            MDf:  8
        Skl: 25            Luc: 13
        Spd: 23
      Supporting Characters
        Vaida, Legault, Louise, Priscilla, Kent
      Comments
        10/10
        Here's your lead Wyvern Rider.  He's good in the "attack" area, with high
        HP, strength, skill, and speed.  His defense is also high, but of course
        his magic defense is pathetic because he's a Wyvern Rider.  He'll do fine
        as long as you don't put him near any spellcasters or bow-users.  Bows are
        nothing to worry about after you get the Delphi Charm, but you'll always
        have to watch out for long-range spells like Thunderstorm and Purge.
    
    31. Hawkeye ホークアイ
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 22, speak with Eliwood
        Hector Route: Ch 23, speak with Hector
      Class: Berserker
      Usable Weapons: Axe
      Initial Statistics (Lv 4)
        HP:  50            Def: 14
        Str: 18            MDf: 10
        Skl: 14            Mov:  6
        Spd: 11            Con: 16
        Luc: 13            Rsc: 15
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  D             Luc: B
        Str: B             Def: D
        Skl: D             MDf: C
        Spd: D
      Stat Expectations (Berserker Lv 20)
        HP:  56            Def: 16
        Str: 25            MDf: 16
        Skl: 18            Luc: 18
        Spd: 15
      Supporting Characters
        Pent(20), Louise(20), Ninian
      Comments
        6/10
        Being already promoted, he's no match for a well-built-up Dart, and it
        shows because his stats don't become anywhere near as high as Dart.
        However, he starts out with 50 HP, so you can use him as a wall if you
        don't have anyone else.  Funnily enough, his HP never maxed out for me,
        though.
    
    32. Geitz ガイツ
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 23 (boss is Linus), speak with Dart
        Hector Route: Ch 24 (boss is Linus), speak with Dart
        (see IV. Additional Information for more details)
      Class: Warrior
      Usable Weapons: Axe, Bow
      Initial Statistics (Lv 3)
        HP:  40            Def: 11
        Str: 17            MDf:  3
        Skl: 12            Mov:  6
        Spd: 13            Con: 13
        Luc: 10            Rsc: 12
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: C
        Str: C             Def: F
        Skl: D             MDf: F
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (Warrior Lv 20)
        HP:  55            Def: 13
        Str: 25            MDf:  7
        Skl: 17            Luc: 18
        Spd: 19
      Supporting Characters
        Dart, Dorcas, Isadora, Fiora, Karel
      Comments
        6/10
        Similar to Hawkeye.  His weakness stands out if you have Dorcas and/or
        Bartre properly built up.  Use him if you're lacking in axe-users.
    
    33. Pent パント
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 24, start of battle (if not killed in Ch 22)
        Hector Route: Ch 26, start of battle (if not killed in Ch 23)
      Class: Sage
      Usable Weapons: Anima Magic, Staff
      Initial Statistics (Lv 6)
        HP:  33            Def: 11
        Mgk: 18            MDf: 16
        Skl: 21            Mov:  6
        Spd: 17            Con:  8
        Luc: 14            Rsc:  7
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  D             Luc: B
        Mgk: D             Def: D
        Skl: D             MDf: C
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (Sage Lv 20)
        HP:  40            Def: 14
        Mgk: 21            MDf: 20
        Skl: 22            Luc: 20
        Spd: 23
      Supporting Characters
        Louise(already A), Hawkeye(20), Erk(25), Fiora(10), Canas
      Comments
        8/10
        He's great when you first get him, but he tends to lose out to Nino once
        she's promoted.  However, it's already late in the game when you get Pent,
        so you can use him throughout until the end.  Use him paired up with
        Louise because their support level is A to start out with, greatly adding
        on to damage, critical hit rate, and evasion.  His English name was at
        first suspected to be "Bob" :p
    
    34. Louise ルイーズ
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 24, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 26, start of battle
      Class: Sniper
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Bow
        After Promotion:  Bow
      Initial Statistics (Lv 4)
        HP:  28            Def:  9
        Str: 12            MDf: 12
        Skl: 14            Mov:  6
        Spd: 17            Con:  6
        Luc: 16            Rsc:  5
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: D
        Str: C             Def: F
        Skl: B             MDf: D
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Sniper Lv 20)
        HP:  40            Def: 11
        Str: 19            MDf: 18
        Skl: 22            Luc: 22
        Spd: 24
      Supporting Characters
        Pent(already A), Hawkeye(20), Erk(20), Rebecca, Sain, Heath, Guy
      Comments
        8/10
        Like Pent, she's very useful when you first get her, but she falls behind
        Rebecca at later levels.  Her usefulness is boosted up significantly
        because she's at support level A with Pent.  Pair her up with Pent to bring
        out her abilities to their fullest extent.
    
    35. Karel カレル
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 25, speak with Eliwood/Lyn
        Hector Route: Ch 27, speak with Hector/Lyn
        (see IV. Additional Information for more details)
      Class: Swordmaster
      Usable Weapons: Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 8)
        HP:  31            Def: 13
        Str: 16            MDf: 12
        Skl: 23            Mov:  6
        Spd: 20            Con:  9
        Luc: 15            Rsc:  8
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: C
        Str: C             Def: F
        Skl: B             MDf: F
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Swordmaster Lv 20)
        HP:  39            Def: 13
        Str: 20            MDf: 12
        Skl: 29            Luc: 18
        Spd: 24
      Supporting Characters
        Karla(25), Geitz, Guy(5), Lucius, Dart
      Comments
        8/10
        Karel starts out with relatively high stats, so you can start using him as
        soon as you get him.  You'll have to choose between Karel and Harken at
        this point, so if you're lacking a Myrmidon, choose Karel, and if you're
        lacking a Mercenary, choose Harken.  If you're lacking both or already have
        both...well, choose whichever you like according to your taste.
    
    36. Harken ハーケン
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 25, speak with Eliwood/Hector/Isadora/Marcus/Oswin/Lowen
        Hector Route: Ch 27, speak with Eliwood/Hector/Isadora/Marcus/Oswin/Lowen
        (see IV. Additional Information for more details)
      Class: Hero
      Usable Weapons: Sword, Axe
      Initial Statistics (Lv 8)
        HP:  38            Def: 15
        Str: 21            MDf: 10
        Skl: 20            Mov:  6
        Spd: 17            Con: 11
        Luc: 12            Rsc: 10
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A             Luc: D
        Str: B             Def: B
        Skl: F             MDf: D
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Hero Lv 20)
        HP:  46            Def: 19
        Str: 25            MDf: 13
        Skl: 23            Luc: 13
        Spd: 21
      Supporting Characters
        Eliwood(25), Isadora(40), Marcus(20), Vaida, Lowen(15)
      Comments
        8/10
        A bit slower but much more durable than Karel.  Unlike Karel, Harken can be
        put up front without worry of being defeated because of his high defense.
        His skill and speed are a bit low for a Hero, but they're still high
        enough, so he'll deal damage nicely.  I would say Harken is more useful
        than Karel.  But Raven makes a MUCH better Hero than Harken.
    
    37. Nino ニノ
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 26, speak with Eliwood/Lyn
        Hector Route: Ch 28, speak with Hector/Lyn
      Class: Mage >> Sage
      Usable Weapons: 
        Before Promotion: Anima Magic
        After Promotion:  Anima Magic, Staff
      Initial Statistics (Lv 5)
        HP:  19            Def:  4
        Mgk:  7            MDf:  7
        Skl:  6            Mov:  5
        Spd: 11            Con:  3
        Luc: 10            Rsc:  2
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +3            Def: +3
        Mgk: +1            MDf: +3
        Skl: +1            Mov: +1
        Spd: +0            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  C             Luc: B
        Mgk: B             Def: F
        Skl: A             MDf: A
        Spd: A
      Stat Expectations (Sage Lv 20)
        HP:  39            Def: 10
        Mgk: 25            MDf: 25
        Skl: 27            Luc: 26
        Spd: 26
      Supporting Characters
        Jaffar(25), Erk, Florina, Canas, Rebecca, Legault, Merlinus
      Comments
        10/10
        She joins pretty late, but this is the BEST Mage you'll ever have.  She has
        higher magic, skill, speed, luck, and magic defense than most of the
        spellcasters.  It will take effort to get her promoted and up to par, but
        it's definitely worth it.  She'll kick the crap out of any enemy and can
        take out most bosses as well.  Always have her in your team.  Always.
    
    38. Jaffar ジャファル
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 26 Side Story, start of battle
        Hector Route: Ch 28 Side Story, start of battle
        To get Jaffar you must, in Eliwood Route Ch 26 (Hector Route Ch 28):
          -have Nino speak to him
          -have him survive
      Class: Assassin
      Usable Weapons: Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 13)
        HP:  34            Def: 15
        Str: 19            MDf: 11
        Skl: 25            Mov:  6
        Spd: 24            Con:  8
        Luc: 10            Rsc:  7
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: F
        Str: D             Def: D
        Skl: C             MDf: D
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (Assassin Lv 20)
        HP:  38            Def: 17
        Str: 20            MDf: 13
        Skl: 26            Luc: 11
        Spd: 26
      Supporting Characters
        Nino(25), Legault(5), Matthew
      Comments
        10/10
        His stats don't grow much, but it doesn't matter because they're almost
        at their maximum already anyway.  Jaffar's main selling point is that it
        doesn't take much effort to strengthen him because his stats start out
        so high.  Players new to the game might like that, but for me it's less fun
        than building up Matthew or Legault.  But I gave him a 10 because you have
        to admit that Jaffar is indeed an immensely useful unit to have.
    
    39. Vaida ヴァイダ
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 27, speak with Eliwood (if not killed in Ch 24)
        Hector Route: Ch 29, speak with Hector (if not killed in Ch 26)
      Class: Wyvern Lord
      Usable Weapons: Spear, Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 9)
        HP:  43            Def: 21
        Str: 20            MDf:  6
        Skl: 19            Mov:  8
        Spd: 13            Con: 12
        Luc: 11            Rsc:  8
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  C             Luc: C
        Str: B             Def: B
        Skl: F             MDf: F
        Spd: D
      Stat Expectations (Wyvern Lord Lv 20)
        HP:  50            Def: 24
        Str: 24            MDf:  8
        Skl: 21            Luc: 13
        Spd: 16
      Supporting Characters
        Heath, Harken, Karla, Wallace, Dorcas, Canas, Merlinus
      Comments
        8/10
        Basically, she's your emergency Wyvern Rider if you didn't build up Heath.
        Still, her strength and defense are fairly high, so you can use her up
        front as soon as you get her.  I use both Heath and Vaida because they can
        support each other, boosting up their stats.  She'll also do fine alone,
        however.
    
    40. Renault レナ−ト
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 30, visit topmost village
        Hector Route: Ch 32, visit topmost village
      Class: Bishop
      Usable Weapons: Light Magic, Staff
      Initial Statistics (Lv 16)
        HP:  43            Def: 15
        Mgk: 12            MDf: 18
        Skl: 22            Mov:  6
        Spd: 20            Con:  9
        Luc: 10            Rsc:  8
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: D
        Mgk: C             Def: D
        Skl: C             MDf: C
        Spd: C
      Stat Expectations (Bishop Lv 20)
        HP:  44            Def: 16
        Mgk: 13            MDf: 19
        Skl: 23            Luc: 10
        Spd: 21
      Supporting Characters
        Lucius, Canas, Isadora, Wallace, Bartre
      Comments
        6/10
        Pretty sad stats for a promoted Lv 16 Bishop.  However, you should get him
        because he's carrying the Light Magic spell Divine, and the Reserve staff,
        which can heal multiple targets at once.  He's useless in a fight because
        his magic is much too low.  Stick to Lucius and Serra for Bishops.  Even if
        you didn't build up Lucius and Serra, you'll soon get Athos, so don't
        bother using Renault.
    
    41. Farina ファリナ
      Joins at
        Hector Route: Ch 25, pay 20000G when she speaks to Hector
      Class: Pegasus Knight >> Falcon Knight
      Usable Weapons
        Before Promotion: Spear
        After Promotion:  Spear, Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 12)
        HP:  24            Def: 10
        Str: 10            MDf: 12
        Skl: 13            Mov:  7
        Spd: 14            Con:  5
        Luc: 10            Rsc: 15
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +5            Def: +2
        Str: +2            MDf: +2
        Skl: +0            Mov: +1
        Spd: +0            Con: +1
        Luc: +0            Rsc: -1
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: B
        Str: B             Def: C
        Skl: B             MDf: C
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Falcon Knight Lv 20)
        HP:  49            Def: 19
        Str: 23            MDf: 23
        Skl: 24            Luc: 23
        Spd: 26
      Supporting Characters
        Hector, Fiora(30), Florina(35), Kent, Karla, Dart, Dorcas
      Comments
        10/10
        She's worth the fortune you have to spend to obtain her.  She has the
        highest attack of the three Pegasus Knights, and pretty decent defense as
        well.  You can send her right up front (as long as there aren't any
        Archers) and have her plow through enemies.  You can finally use the
        Pegasus Knight group attack when you get Farina ;)
    
    42. Karla カアラ
      Joins at
        Hector Route: Ch 31 Side Story (see IV. Additional Information)
      Class: Swordmaster
      Usable Weapons: Sword
      Initial Statistics (Lv 5)
        HP:  29            Def: 11
        Str: 14            MDf: 12
        Skl: 21            Mov:  6
        Spd: 18            Con:  7
        Luc: 16            Rsc:  6
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  B             Luc: D
        Str: D             Def: F
        Skl: B             MDf: F
        Spd: B
      Stat Expectations (Paladin Lv 20)
        HP:  38            Def: 12
        Str: 17            MDf: 15
        Skl: 27            Luc: 22
        Spd: 27
      Supporting Characters
        Bartre(5), Karel(25), Farina, Vaida
      Comments
        8/10
        Pretty much the same as Karel.  Sometimes Karel will have higher stats, and
        at other times, Karla's will be higher.  You'll have to level her up a bit
        before using her because she joins so late at a low level.  Karla is also
        arguably the hardest character to find.
    
    43. Athos アトス
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Last Chapter, start of battle
        Hector Route: Last Chapter, start of battle
      Class: Archsage
      Usable Weapons: Anima Magic, Light Magic, Dark Magic, Staff
      Initial Statistics (Lv 20)
        HP:  40            Def: 20
        Mgk: 30            MDf: 30
        Skl: 24            Mov:  6
        Spd: 20            Con:  9
        Luc: 25            Rsc:  8
      Promotion Stat Additions
        (already promoted)
      Stat Growth Rate
        (None of his stats increase because he's already at Lv 20.)
      Stat Expectations (Archsage Lv 20)
        (Already at Lv 20)
      Supporting Characters: None
      Comments
        8/10
        Many say that he makes the final battle too easy with his demonic stats and
        ability to use all types of magic at S level.  But no character is perfect;
        Athos' HP and defense are pretty low, so he'll get killed fairly easily,
        especially with all the powerful enemies in the Last Chapter.  So have him
        attack with his spells from a distance that doesn't allow enemy
        retaliation.
    
    Extra: Merlinus マリナス
      Joins at
        Eliwood Route: Ch 14, start of battle (if not killed in Ch 13 Side Story)
        Hector Route: Ch 14, start of battle (if not killed in Ch 13 Side Story)
      Class: Transporter >> Trasporter (mobile)
      Usable Weapons: None
      Initial Statistics (Lv 5)
        HP:  18            Def:  5
        Str:  0            MDf:  2
        Skl:  4            Mov:  0
        Spd:  5            Con: 25
        Luc: 12            Rsc: 24
      Promotion Stat Additions
        HP:  +0            Def: +0
        Str: +0            MDf: +0
        Skl: +0            Mov: +5
        Spd: +0            Con: +0
        Luc: +0            Rsc: +0
      Stat Growth Rate
        HP:  A                   Luc: A
        Str: (never increases)   Def: C
        Skl: A                   MDf: F
        Spd: A
      Stat Expectations (Transporter Lv 9)
        HP:  45            Def: 11
        Str:  0            MDf:  5
        Skl: 20            Luc: 30
        Spd: 20
        (Level 9 is the highest he'll ever reach.)
      Supporting Characters
        Nino, Vaida, Marcus
      Comments
        --/--
        I can't really rate him because he's not a fighting character.  But,
        Merlinus is essential.  There is no way you can get all the items you need
        without Merlinus to take care of them for you.  His evasion is unusally high
        so you don't really need to leave anyone to guard him.  Also, if you missed
        the Chapter 13 Side Story, he'll join automatically in Chapter 16 (Hector
        Route Chapter 17).  I never knew that he had supporting characters until
        I noticed one day that he had a support conversation with Nino.
    
    
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    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    ------------------------- IV. Additional Information --------------------------
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    ###############################################################################
    
    This is some additional information that wouldn't fit in the character guide
    above.  Here are some specifics on how to obtain certain characters, stat
    maxes, and some other tidbits as well.
    
    1. Promotion Requirements
    2. Promotion Bonuses
    3. Maximum Statistics
    4. Nils and Ninian
    5. Wallace and Geitz
    6. Karel and Harken
    7. Karla
    8. The Pegasus Knight Group Attack
    9. Support Conversations
    
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                               1. Promotion Requirements
                               _________________________
    
    Here's a quick list of each class' promotion requirements, so it wouldn't take
    up space in the Characters section.
    
    Update 1/21/04  Thanks to Nightshade_013 for correcting me on the English names
                    for the items.
    
    Lord ロード
      Blade Lord ブレイドロード
      Lord Knight ロードナイト         Use Heaven Seal after Lv 10
      Great Lord グレイトロード
    
    Cavalier ソシアルナイト
      Paladin パラディン               Use Knight's Medal/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Knight アーマーナイト
      General ジェネラル               Use Knight's Medal/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Pegasus Knight ペガサスナイト
      Falcon Knight ファルコンナイト     Use Sky Whip/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Wyvern Rider ドラゴンナイト
      Wyvern Lord ドラゴンマスター       Use Sky Whip/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Fighter 戦士
      Warrior ウォーリア               Use Hero's Crest/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Mercenary 傭兵
      Hero 勇者                     Use Hero's Crest/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Myrmidon 剣士
      Swordmaster ソードマスター        Use Hero's Crest/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Archer アーチャー
      Sniper スナイパー                Use Orion's Bolt/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Nomad 遊牧民
      Nomadic Trooper 遊牧騎兵      Use Orion's Bolt/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Mage 魔道士
      Sage 賢者                     Use Guiding Ring/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Cleric/Monk シスター/修道士
      Bishop 司祭                   Use Guiding Ring/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Shaman シャーマン
      Druid ドルイド                  Use Guiding Ring/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Troubadour トルバドール
      Valkyrie ヴァルキュリア           Use Guiding Ring/Earth Seal after Lv 10
    
    Pirate 海賊
      Berserker 狂戦士              Use Ocean Seal after Lv 10
    
    Thief 盗賊
      Assassin アサシン               Use Fell Contract after Lv 10
    
    Bard/Dancer バード/踊り子        (Cannot be promoted.)
    
    Archsage 大賢者                 (Cannot be promoted.)
    
    Transporter 輸送隊              Automatically changes at Lv 20
    
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                                  2. Promotion Bonuses
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    Some classes have special bonuses after they're promoted.
    
    Swordmaster: Critical + 15%
    Berserker: Critical +15%
    Assassin: Critical hits have a 25% chance of causing instant death
    
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                                 3. Maximum Statistics
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    This is a list of all the class' stat maxes.  Note that characters can reach
    max stats only after promotion.  Also, these are the ABSOLUTE maximum stats.
    Characters will not necessarily reach these numbers.  In fact, it is probably
    impossible to max out every stat on a character even with the aid of items.
    This is taken from Nintendo Dream's Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken guidebook.
    
    Update: 7/26/03 Thanks to WChan for pointing out some typos I overlooked.
    
    Update: 8/2/03 Thanks to gamersara, Dark Gaia, and Dark Koji for pointing out 
                   and giving me Bard/Dancer maximum Str/Skl stat info.
    
    Blade Lord
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 24            Def: 22
        Skl: 29            MDf: 22
        Spd: 30
    
    Lord Knight
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 27            Def: 23
        Skl: 26            MDf: 25
        Spd: 24
    
    Great Lord
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 30            Def: 29
        Skl: 24            MDf: 20
        Spd: 24
    
    Paladin (Male)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 25            Def: 25
        Skl: 26            MDf: 25
        Spd: 24
    
    Paladin (Female)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 22            Def: 23
        Skl: 28            MDf: 26
        Spd: 26
    
    Falcon Knight
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 23            Def: 23
        Skl: 25            MDf: 26
        Spd: 28
    
    Sniper (Male)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 25            Def: 25
        Skl: 30            MDf: 23
        Spd: 29
    
    Sniper (Female)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 24            Def: 24
        Skl: 30            MDf: 24
        Spd: 29
    
    Warrior
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 30            Def: 26
        Skl: 28            MDf: 22
        Spd: 26
    
    Bishop (Male)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Mgk: 25            Def: 22
        Skl: 26            MDf: 30
        Spd: 24
    
    Bishop (Female)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Mgk: 25            Def: 21
        Skl: 25            MDf: 30
        Spd: 26
    
    Sage (Male)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Mgk: 28            Def: 21
        Skl: 30            MDf: 25
        Spd: 26
    
    Sage (Female)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Mgk: 30            Def: 21
        Skl: 28            MDf: 25
        Spd: 26
    
    Nomadic Trooper
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 25            Def: 24
        Skl: 28            MDf: 23
        Spd: 30
    
    Assassin
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 20            Def: 20
        Skl: 30            MDf: 20
        Spd: 30
    
    Bard/Dancer
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 10            Def: 24
        Skl: 10            MDf: 26
        Spd: 30
    
    General
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 29            Def: 30
        Skl: 27            MDf: 25
        Spd: 24
    
    Swordmaster (Male)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 24            Def: 22
        Skl: 29            MDf: 23
        Spd: 30
    
    Swordmaster (Female)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 22            Def: 22
        Skl: 29            MDf: 25
        Spd: 30
    
    Valkyrie
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Mgk: 25            Def: 24
        Skl: 24            MDf: 28
        Spd: 25
    
    Hero
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 25            Def: 25
        Skl: 30            MDf: 22
        Spd: 26
    
    Druid
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Mgk: 29            Def: 21
        Skl: 26            MDf: 28
        Spd: 26
    
    Berserker
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 30            Def: 23
        Skl: 29            MDf: 21
        Spd: 28
    
    Wyvern Lord (Male)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 27            Def: 28
        Skl: 25            MDf: 22
        Spd: 23
    
    Wyvern Lord (Female)
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 25            Def: 27
        Skl: 26            MDf: 23
        Spd: 24
    
    Archsage
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Mgk: 30            Def: 20
        Skl: 30            MDf: 30
        Spd: 25
    
    Transporter
        HP:  60            Luc: 30
        Str: 20            Def: 20
        Skl: 20            MDf: 20
        Spd: 20
    
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                                   4. Nils and Ninian
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    These two can be viewed as a single character.  Here's why:
    When Nils leaves your team in Ch 10, his stats are kept in the game's memory.
    Then, when Ninian joins your team later in the game, she'll have the same stats
    that Nils ended up with.  Ninian will also eventually leave your army (forgot
    when...), and her stats are kept in the game's memory.  When Nils rejoins your
    team, he'll have the same stats that Ninian ended up with when she left.  So
    they're basically one character, joining, leaving and rejoining at various
    points in the game.
    
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                                  5. Wallace and Geitz
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    In Eliwood Route Ch 23 (Hector Route Ch 24), there are two different maps, one
    where the boss is Lloyd, and one where the boss is Linus.  Wallace will join
    you only in the Lloyd map, and Geitz will join you only in the Linus map.  You
    can only play one of the maps, so you can't obtain both characters.
    Here's what determines which map you play.
    
    At the end of Eliwood Route Ch 22 Side Story (or Ch 22 if you missed the Side
    Story), or Hector Route Ch 23 Side Story (or Ch 23, likewise):
    
    If the sum of Lyn's, Eliwood's, and Hector's levels is 50 or greater, you'll
    play the Linus map.
    
    If the sum is 49 or less, you'll play the Lloyd map.
    
    This is adopted from Nintendo Dream's Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken guidebook.
    
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                                   6. Karel and Harken
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    This is another choice you have to make.
    Eliwood Route Ch 25 (Hector Route Ch 27) also has two different maps, one where
    the boss is Kenneth, and one where the boss is Jerme.  You also only can play
    one of them.  These maps are where you obtain Karel and Harken, but you can only
    obtain one.  Unlike Wallace and Geitz, you can obtain Karel or Harken in either
    map, but the conditions you have to fulfill differ according to which map you
    play.
    First off, here is what determines which map you play.
    
    At the end of Eliwood Route Ch 24 (Hector Route Ch 26):
    
    If the sum of the levels GAINED (NOT the sum of the levels themselves!) by all
    of your Mages, Clerics, Monks, Shamans, and Troubadours is greater than the sum
    of the levels gained by your Fighters, Myrmidons, and Mercenaries, you will
    play the Kenneth map.
    
    If it is the opposite, you will play the Jerme map.  (I'm not sure what happens
    if they're equal.)
    
    As I said, you can choose between Karel and Harken regardless of which map
    you're playing, but the conditions vary with each map.
    
    For the Kenneth map:
      Defeat more than 3 promoted enemies (eg. Bishops, Generals, etc) by the 9th
      turn to obtain Karel.
      If you defeat less than 3 promoted enemies by the 9th turn, you get Harken.
    
    For the Jerme map:
      If you open more than 4 doors by the 9th turn, you obtain Karel.
      Open less than 4 doors by the 9th turn to get Harken.
    
    Choose whichever one you like :)
    
    This is adopted from Nintendo Dream's Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken guidebook.
    
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                                       7. Karla
                                       ________
    
    Karla is even more complicated.
    You can only get Karla in the Hector Route (Ch 31 Side Story).  The map itself
    is very easy, all you have to do is "shop till you drop," but if you want to
    obtain Karla, things get difficult.
    
    First, to even get her to appear, you have bring along Bartre.  Bartre has to
    be promoted to Warrior AND be above Lv 5.  This shouldn't be a problem.  After
    this comes the hard part.
    
    Next, have Bartre speak to Karla.  A battle between Bartre and Karla will
    ensue.  To obtain Karla, BOTH Bartre and Karla have to survive 1 turn of
    combat.  Karla is carrying a deadly sword which has a frighteningly high
    critical hit rate, and her accuracy is also high, so Bartre should be well
    above Lv 5 to survive.  Equip Bartre with a bow so that he won't accidentally
    kill Karla.  If Bartre has a lot of HP, and if you're lucky, both will survive
    and Karla will join your team.
    
    You only have 5 turns to finish your shopping AND get Karla to join, so move
    quickly!
    
    This is adopted from Nintendo Dream's Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken guidebook.
    
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                           8. The Pegasus Knight Group Attack
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    The three Pegasus Knight sisters (Florina, Farina, Fiora) have a special group
    attack that you can use once you have all three of them.  Consequently, you
    can only use their group attack in the Hector Route.
    
    To unleash this attack, have the three Pegasus Knights surround a single enemy,
    like this:
    
    P = Pegasus Knight  E = Enemy
    
              P
             PEP
    
    Next, have one of them attack.  That's it.  They'll perform a cool move with a
    special animation sequence.  It doesn't only look good, either; this attack
    ALWAYS has 100 accuracy and 100 critical hit rate!
    
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                               9. Support Conversations
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    Support conversations boost characters' stats when the supporting characters
    are within 3 blocks of each other.
    
    You'll notice that each character belongs to a certain element: 
    Fire          炎
    Lightning     雷
    Wind          風
    Ice           氷
    Dark          闇
    Light         光
    Nonelemental  理
    
    The elements of the characters supporting each other determine which stats get
    bonuses and how much they increase.
    
    
    Here's a chart, taken from かわき茶亭 Kawaki Chatei http://www.pegasusknight.com:
    
    Just look for the combination of elements of your two characters to see what
    bonuses they get.
    
    Damage is the amount of damage the character does
    Defense is the amount of damage the character can resist from an enemy attack
    Accuracy is the character's hit rate
    Evasion is the chance of the character to dodge oncoming attacks
    Critical is the character's critical hit rate
    
    Blank spaces indicate a zero.
    
    F=Fire   L=Lightning   W=Wind   I=Ice   D=Dark   G=Light   N=Nonelemental
    
    Char 1's  Char 2's  Support   Damage   Def       Skl        Evasion   Critical
    Element   Element   Level     Bonus    Bonus     Bonus(%)   Bonus(%)  Bonus(%)
    F         F         C         +1                 +5         +5        +5
    F         F         B         +2                 +10        +10       +10
    F         F         A         +3                 +15        +15       +15
    F         L         C         +0.5     +0.5      +2.5       +5        +5
    F         L         B         +1       +1        +5         +10       +10
    F         L         A         +1.5     +1.5      +7.5       +15       +15
    F         W         C         +1                 +5         +2.5      +5
    F         W         B         +2                 +10        +5        +10
    F         W         A         +3                 +15        +7.5      +15
    F         I         C         +0.5     +0.5      +5         +5        +2.5
    F         I         B         +1       +1        +10        +10       +5
    F         I         A         +1.5     +1.5      +15        +15       +7.5
    F         D         C         +0.5     +5        +5         +5        +2.5
    F         D         B         +1       +10       +10        +10       +5
    F         D         A         +1.5     +15       +15        +15       +7.5
    F         G         C         +1       +0.5      +5         +2.5      +5
    F         G         B         +2       +1        +10        +5        +10
    F         G         A         +3       +1.5      +15        +7.5      +15
    F         N         C         +1       +0.5      +2.5       +5        +2.5
    F         N         B         +2       +1        +5         +10       +5
    F         N         A         +3       +1.5      +7.5       +15       +7.5
    L         L         C                  +1                   +5        +5
    L         L         B                  +2                   +10       +10
    L         L         A                  +3                   +15       +15
    L         W         C         +0.5     +0.5      +2.5       +2.5      +5
    L         W         B         +1       +1        +5         +5        +10
    L         W         A         +1.5     +1.5      +7.5       +7.5      +15
    L         I         C                  +1        +2.5       +5        +2.5
    L         I         B                  +2        +5         +10       +5
    L         I         A                  +3        +7.5       +15       +7.5
    
    Char 1's  Char 2's  Support   Damage   Defense   Accuracy        Evasion   Critical
    Element   Element   Level     Bonus    Bonus     Bonus(%)   Bonus(%)  Bonus(%)
    L         D         C                  +0.5      +2.5       +5        +5
    L         D         B                  +1        +5         +10       +10
    L         D         A                  +1.5      +7.5       +15       +15
    L         G         C         +0.5     +1        +2.5       +2.5      +5
    L         G         B         +1       +2        +5         +5        +10
    L         G         A         +1.5     +3        +7.5       +7.5      +15
    L         N         C         +0.5     +1                   +5        +2.5
    L         N         B         +1       +2                   +10       +5
    L         N         A         +1.5     +3                   +15       +7.5
    W         W         C         +1                 +5                   +5
    W         W         B         +2                 +10                  +10
    W         W         A         +3                 +15                  +15
    W         I         C         +0.5     +0.5      +5         +2.5      +2.5
    W         I         B         +1       +1        +10        +5        +5
    W         I         A         +1.5     +1.5      +15        +7.5      +7.5
    W         D         C         +0.5               +5         +2.5      +5
    W         D         B         +1                 +10        +5        +10
    W         D         A         +1.5               +15        +7.5      +15
    W         G         C         +1       +0.5      +5                   +5
    W         G         B         +2       +1        +10                  +10
    W         G         A         +3       +1.5      +15                  +15
    W         N         C         +1       +0.5      +2.5       +2.5      +2.5
    W         N         B         +2       +1        +5         +5        +5
    W         N         A         +3       +1.5      +7.5       +7.5      +7.5
    I         I         C                  +1        +5         +5
    I         I         B                  +2        +10        +10
    I         I         A                  +3        +15        +15
    I         D         C                  +0.5      +5         +5        +2.5
    I         D         B                  +1        +10        +10       +5 
    I         D         A                  +1.5      +15        +15       +7.5
    
    Char 1's  Char 2's  Support   Damage   Defense   Accuracy   Evasion   Critical
    Element   Element   Level     Bonus    Bonus     Bonus(%)   Bonus(%)  Bonus(%)
    I         G         C         +0.5     +1        +5         +2.5      +2.5
    I         G         B         +1       +2        +10        +5        +5 
    I         G         A         +1.5     +3        +15        +7.5      +7.5
    I         N         C         +0.5     +1        +2.5       +5
    I         N         B         +1       +2        +5         +10
    I         N         A         +1.5     +3        +7.5       +15
    D         G         C         +0.5     +0.5      +5         +2.5      +5
    D         G         B         +1       +1        +10        +5        +10
    D         G         A         +1.5     +1.5      +15        +7.5      +15
    D         N         C         +0.5     +0.5      +2.5       +5        +2.5
    D         N         B         +1       +1        +5         +10       +5
    D         N         A         +1.5     +1.5      +7.5       +15       +7.5
    G         G         C         +1       +1        +5                   +5
    G         G         B         +2       +2        +10                  +10
    G         G         A         +3       +3        +15                  +15
    G         N         C         +1       +1        +2.5       +2.5      +2.5
    G         N         B         +2       +2        +5         +5        +5
    G         N         A         +3       +3        +7.5       +7.5      +7.5
    N         N         C         +1       +1                   +5
    N         N         B         +2       +2                   +10 
    N         N         A         +3       +3                   +15
    
    
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    --------------------------------- V. Credits ----------------------------------
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    CJayC: Obviously...
    
    Nintendo/Intelligent Systems: For this game!
    
    Nintendo Dream: Where it's credited, that's where I used the guidebook.
    
    かわき茶亭 Kawaki Chatei (http://www.pegasusknight.com): I don't know where they
    get their facts, but it's amazing.  I really have to credit them for that and
    thank them for allowing me to use their knowledge.
    
    People who help me out by providing corrections and comments: Thanks!
    
    Me: For creating this guide ;)
    
    You: If this has been useful to you, then I'm happy.
    
    
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    --------------------------------- VI. Contact ---------------------------------
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    I had to create a whole new section on this because my email inbox is getting
    flooded with email I don't want.  I do have a life, and I don't want to waste
    time dealing with pointless email.
    
    Feel free to contact me with questions/comments at
      email and MSN:  firelizard98@hotmail.com
    
    But please don't do the following.  I will not respond to emails like these.
      -Don't email me with questions about beating the game.  There are message
       boards with lots of friendly people you can ask.  It takes less time to get
       a response that way, and my inbox doesn't get cluttered, which makes both
       you and me happier.  There are also some Walkthroughs posted in the FAQs
       section, so they are also useful for reference.
      -Don't ask me questions that are answered in my FAQs or in any other FAQs 
       on the same game.  It just makes sense.  In fact, Juigi Kario has put up a
       nicely done FAQ on general game questions and the history of Fire Emblem.
       Newcomers should look there first.  Dark Koji has a very good Character
       Guide, so please look there too.
      -I am fluent only in English and Japanese.  Don't send me emails in French,
       Korean, Chinese, Martian, or in any language other than English/Japanese. I
       will not answer emails that I can't read in the first place.
      -Flaming.  Pretty self explanatory.  Don't do it.
      -Don't send me false information.  It won't be tolerated, whether it is
       intentional or not.
      -Chain letters.  Don't even think about sending me them.
      -Please don't send me anything over 400KB, either.
      -By the way, Roy and Marth are NOT in this game, so don't bother asking me.
       (I'm serious here, I've gotten questions like this.)
      -As you can see, the English names are now fixed, so I trust that I won't
       have to deal with any more "The names are misspelled" complaints.
      -BOTTOM LINE: GO TO THE MESSAGE BOARDS AND READ OTHER FAQS BEFORE EMAILING ME
       WITH QUESTIONS.
    
    You are welcome to email me about the following.
      -Corrections (make sure your corrections are correct).  I make mistakes too.
       But don't email me with spelling or grammatical mistakes, unless they're so
       bad it's illegible.
      -CONSTRUCTIVE criticism and suggestions on how I can improve my FAQ are
       welcome.  I'm still new to this and know that I have lots of things I can
       reform that I am unaware of.
      -Clarification on something that is unclear in my FAQs is welcome.  That will
       help me make something that is not clear more so for future viewers.
      -I've had a few people ask for my opinions on certain matters, but that
       generally is okay.
    
    Okay?
    
    
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    ----------------------------- VII. Legal Notices ------------------------------
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    Copyright 2003-2004 by FireLizard.  All rights reserved.
    
    This guide may not be reproduced in whole or in part under any circumstances
    except for private use.  It may not be distributed publicly in ANY FORM without
    prior written permission from me.  Use of this guide on any other web site or
    as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of 
    copyright.
    
    All trademarks and copyrights in this document belong to their respective
    owners.
    
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