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    Character Guide by Dark Koji

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                             [ FIRE EMBLEM : Rekka no Ken ]
                                    Character Guide
                                     by: Dark Koji
                                 dark_koji@hotmail.com
                                
                                with co-help: Iggy Koopa
                                iggy_koopa22@hotmail.com
                                     and also: Anwar
                                     battea@yahoo.com
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                 Fire Emblem is (c) Intelligent Systems and (c) Nintendo
      All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
                       respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
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       TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    1. Updates
    2. Introduction
    3. Recruitment
    4. Characters
    5. Credits
    
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       UPDATES
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    Version 0.9 (31-5-04) ::
    Finally, a more complete version for this guide. I added quite a few
    new comments, and redid many of the old ones. I threw in the Support
    Availability for all the characters too, and added misc. quotes of
    characters taken from the game for the fun of it.
    
    Additional note: I got fellow FE fan; Anwar to add a few comments on
    some of the characters. Enjoy~
    I guess with me, Iggy and now Anwar, this faq got enough comments,
    so no more asking me of whether you can add yours too. I really
    appreciate you guys' kind offer, but ya know, three is a crowd already...
    
    Version 0.8 (19-2-04) ::
    Nothing new from me, but quite a few new comments by Iggy Koopa again,
    including characters' that I have not touch yet. I am basically
    going through the game for *god-knows-how-many-times currently, so
    expect another update coming soon!
    
    Version 0.7 (8-1-04) ::
    More comments added, including some done by Iggy Koopa, who will be helping
    out on this FAQ in the future. Also added a little section called
    'Recruitment' to make things easier for people who have trouble knowing
    which specific character are available for recruitment in this game.
    
    Version 0.6 (17-12-03) ::
    Added stats for more characters as I just managed to replay the game the
    5th time. Will be updating the characters' comments soon!
    
    Version 0.55 (8-11-03) ::
    Added some minor changes. And just a kind reminder to everyone:
    REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT FIRELIZARD's CHARACTER GUIDE, SINCE HIS IS MORE
    COMPLETE THAN MINE!!!
    
    Version 0.5 (31-10-03) ::
    First update. Incomplete.
    Will update as soon as my exams are over :P
    
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       INTRODUCTION
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    This is my first attempt in doing a FAQ, so I am still quite new in this
    aspect. My reasons in doing this FAQ is mainly because I wish to express my
    own honest opinions/views on most, if not all, the playable characters in this
    wonderful game.
    
    So, with reference from what I have played, I am proud to present to you my
    personal experiences and views on characters I have used. Please be reminded
    that this FAQ is not 100% accurate, and without the full use of RNG, therefore
    you might not agree with some of my comments.
    
    But whatever it is, I hope this guide will roughly help (or at least,
    entertain) you in your selection of characters that is to your taste.
    Any further enquiries, comments, corrections, please feel free to contact me.
    (And please no flaming, Thank you.)
    
    Nice, fellow FE player; Iggy Koopa and Anwar are also helping me out in this
    FAQ, such as giving their two-cents worth on the playable characters. For any
    questions regarding their comments, you may contact them via email.
    No flaming them as well. :D
    
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       RECRUITMENT
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    A brief listing of the who-when-where playable characters in Fire Emblem will
    be available for recruiting/or join automatically.
    
                               [PROLOGUE aka CHAPTER 0]
                               - Lyn (Lord)
                               [CHAPTER 1]
                               - Sain (Cavalier)
                               - Kent (Cavalier)
                               [CHAPTER 2]
                               - -
                               [CHAPTER 3]
                               - Florina (PegKnight)
                               - Wil (Archer)
                               [CHAPTER 4]
                               - Dorcas (Fighter)
                               [CHAPTER 5]
                               - Serra (Cleric)
                               - Erk (Mage)
                               [CHAPTER 6]
                               - Rath (Nomad)
                               - Matthew (Thief)
                               [CHAPTER 7]
                               - Nils (Bard)
                               - Lucius (Monk)
                               [CHAPTER 8]
                               - -
                               [CHAPTER 9]
                               - Wallace (Knight)
                               [CHAPTER 10]
                               - -
                *After Chapter 10, all characters will leave,
              and may rejoin in either Eliwood or Hector Chapter.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    [CHAPTER 11, ELIWOOD CHAPTER]   /     [CHAPTER 11, HECTOR CHAPTER]
    - Eliwood (Lord)                /     - Hector (Lord)
    - Marcus (Paladin)              /     - Matthew (Thief, rejoin)
    - Lowen (Cavalier)              /     - -
    - Rebecca (Archer)              /     - -
    - Dorcas (Fighter, rejoin)      /     - -
    - Bartre (Fighter)              /     - -
    [CHAPTER 12]                    /     [CHAPTER 12]
    - Hector (Lord)                 /     - Oswin (Knight)
    - Oswin (Knight)                /     - Serra (Cleric, rejoin)
    - -                             /     - Eliwood (Lord)
    - -                             /     - Marcus (Paladin)
    - -                             /     - Lowen (Cavalier)
    - -                             /     - Rebecca (Archer)
    - -                             /     - Dorcas (Fighter, rejoin)
    - -                             /     - Bartre (Fighter)
    [CHAPTER 13]                    /     [CHAPTER 13]
    - Matthew (Thief, rejoin)       /     - Guy (Myrmidon)
    - Serra (Cleric, rejoin)        /     - -
    - Guy (Myrmidon)                /     - -
    [CHAPTER 14]                    /     [CHAPTER 14]
    - Merlinus (Tent, optional)     /     - Merlinus (Tent, optional)
    - Erk (Mage, rejoin)            /     - Erk (Mage, rejoin)
    - Priscilla (Trobadour)         /     - Priscilla (Trobadour)
    [CHAPTER 15]                    /     [CHAPTER 15]
    - Florina (PegKnight, rejoin)   /     - -
    - Lyn (Lord, rejoin)            /     - -
    - Sain (Cavalier, rejoin)       /     - -
    - Kent (Cavalier, rejoin)       /     - -
    - Wil (Archer, rejoin)          /     - -
    [CHAPTER 16]                    /     [CHAPTER 16]
    - Merlinus (Tent)               /     - Florina (PegKnight, rejoin)
    - Raven (Mercenary)             /     - Lyn (Lord, rejoin)
    - Lucius (Monk, rejoin)         /     - Sain (Cavalier, rejoin)
    [CHAPTER 16x]                   /     - Kent (Cavalier, rejoin)
    - Canas (Shaman)                /     - Wil (Archer, rejoin)
    [CHAPTER 17]                    /     [CHAPTER 17]
    - -                             /     - Merlinus (Tent)
    - -                             /     - Raven (Mercenary)
    - -                             /     - Lucius (Monk, rejoin)
    - -                             /     [CHAPTER 17x]
    - -                             /     - Canas (Shaman)
    [CHAPTER 18]                    /     [CHAPTER 18]
    - Dart (Pirate, optional)       /     - -
    - Fiora (PegKnight)             /     - -
    [CHAPTER 19]                    /     [CHAPTER 19]
    - Legault (Thief)               /     - Dart (Pirate, optional)
    - -                             /     - Fiora (PegKnight)
    [CHAPTER 20]                    /     [CHAPTER 20]
    - Ninian (Dancer)               /     - Legault (Thief)
    [CHAPTER 21]                    /     [CHAPTER 21]
    - Isadora (Paladin)             /     - Ninian (Dancer)
    - Rath (Nomad, rejoin)          /     - -
    - Heath (WyvernRider)           /     - -
    [CHAPTER 22]                    /     [CHAPTER 22]
    - Hawkeye (Berserker)           /     - Isadora (Paladin)
    - -                             /     - Rath (Nomad, rejoin)
    - -                             /     - Heath (WyvernRider)
    [CHAPTER 23]                    /     [CHAPTER 23]
    - Geitz (Warrior, optional)     /     - Hawkeye (Berserker)
    - Wallace (Knight, optional)    /     - -
    [CHAPTER 24]                    /     [CHAPTER 24]
    - Pent (Sage)                   /     - Geitz (Warrior, optional)
    - Louise (Sniper)               /     - Wallace (Knight, optional)
    [CHAPTER 25]                    /     [CHAPTER 25]
    - Karel (SwordMaster, optional) /     - Farina (PegKnight)
    - Harken (Hero, optional)       /     - -
    [CHAPTER 26]                    /     [CHAPTER 26]
    - Nino (Mage)                   /     - Pent (Sage)
    [CHAPTER 26x]                   /     - Louise (Sniper)
    - Jaffar (Assassin, optional)   /     - -
    [CHAPTER 27]                    /     [CHAPTER 27]
    - Vaida (WyvernLord, optional)  /     - Karel (SwordMaster, optional)
    - -                             /     - Harken (Hero, optional)
    [CHAPTER 28]                    /     [CHAPTER 28]
    - -                             /     - Nino (Mage)
    - -                             /     [CHAPTER 28x]
    - -                             /     - Jaffar (Assassin, optional)
    [CHAPTER 29]                    /     [CHAPTER 29]
    - -                             /     - Vaida (WyvernLord, optional)
    [CHAPTER 30]                    /     [CHAPTER 30]
    - Nils (Bard, rejoin)           /     - -
    - Renault (Bishop)              /     - -
    [CHAPTER 31]                    /     [CHAPTER 31]
    - Athos (Archsage)              /     - Karla (SwordMaster)
                                    /     [CHAPTER 32]
                                    /     - Nils (Bard, rejoin)
                                    /     - Renault (Bishop)
                                    /     [CHAPTER 33]
                                    /     - Athos (Archsage)
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    
    *Footnote: Characters with the 'optional' word means that they MAY NOT appear
    on that specific Chapter, due to certain circumstances. Refer below for
    further details.
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                                  [WALLACE & GEITZ]
    
    At the end of Chapter 22x (Eliwood) / Chapter 23x (Hector), if Eliwood, Lyn
    and Hector's Levels all add up to 50 or more, you will automatically be send
    to the map which Linus will be the boss on the next chapter.
    Geitz WILL then appear. Convince Geitz with Dart to recruit him.
    
    If their total Levels are lower than 50, you will end up in Lloyd's map on the
    next chapter.
    Wallace WILL then appear instead. Convince Wallace with either Lyn, Sain, Kent
    or Florina, in order to recruit him.
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                                  [HARKEN & KAREL]
    
    At the end of Chapter 24 (Eliwood) / Chapter 26 (Hector), if your existing 
    magic users' (Mages, Clerics, Monks, Shamans, Troubadours) levels are higher
    than your melee units' (Fighters, Mercenaries, Myrmidons) levels, you will
    automatically be send to the map where the boss will be Kenneth, on the next
    chapter.
    If the opposite is true, you will then be send to the map which Jerme will be
    the boss, on the next chapter.
    The difference between the bosses will decide the conditions of Harken or
    Karel's appearance, so please take note!
    
    For Kenneth's Map:
    If you kill more than 3 Promoted-enemies (Swordmasters, Generals, Sages,
    Bishops etc) by the end of Turn 9, Karel WILL appear on Turn 9, otherwise
    Harken will appear instead.
    
    For Jerme's Map:
    If you open more than 4 doors by end of turn 8, Karel WILL appear on Turn 9,
    otherwise Harken will appear instead.
    
    Either Maps, you may convince Karel with your lead protagonist (Eliwood or Lyn
    on Eliwood's route / Hector or Lyn on Hector's route). Harken can be convinced
    similarily, as well as by Isadora, Marcus, Oswin or Lowen.
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                           [DART, VAIDA, JAFFAR, MERLINUS]
    
    --------------------
    Dart's Requirements:
    --------------------
    
    Basically on Chapter 18 (E) / 19 (H), Dart will appear on Turn 1 as a playable
    unit.
    
    Dart do make his first appearance in 16x (E) / 17x (H), as an enemy unit,
    and if you do participate that Chapter, DO NOT kill him. Just ignore him.
    Easily enough, he will not attack you, unless you strike him first.
    
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    Vaida's Requirements:
    ---------------------
    
    Vaida will make her first appearance as an over-powered enemy on Chapter
    24 (E) / 26 (H). Do NOT kill her on that Chapter, and just try to ignore her.
    
    She will then appear as an enemy again on Chapter 27 (E) / 29 (H). Speak with
    Eliwood (if on Eliwood's Route) OR Hector (if on Hector's Route), in order to
    recruit her.
    
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    Jaffar's Requirements:
    ----------------------
    
    On Chapter 26 (E) / 28 (H), Jaffar will appear as a NPC unit, as well as Nino.
    Recruit Nino with either Lyn or your MAIN Lord, and then have Nino talk with
    Jaffar. Jaffar WILL still remain as a NPC, but by doing so, you gain access to
    the Side-Story (x) Chapter.
    
    Participate in Chapter 26x (E) / 28x (H), and you will gain control of Jaffar
    at the start of the chapter.
    
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    Merlinus's Requirements:
    ------------------------
    
    Merlinus WILL automatically join you at the beginning of:
    Chapter 16 (E) / 17 (H). However, there is a way to get him slightly-earlier.
    
    On Chapter 13, visit the Village on the north-western part of the map. This
    will unlock Chapter 13x, and if you accomplish 13x, Merlinus will then be
    usable on Chapter 14.
    
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       CHARACTERS 
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    HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE:
    Since the guide is moreorless based on my own personal experience with the
    characters, I included the best set stats I have came across of each 
    individual character in my various plays. This may rougly help you to gauge
    their potential, but you are to be warn that there is a possibility the
    character might not turn out to your expectations.
    
    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    The maximum level a character can reach is 20. He/she needs to promote
    in order to continue levelling up. After promoting, the character's level
    will be reset to 1, and again, the maximum level is 20.
    Non-promoted characters must be at least level 10 before promoting.
    
    Promotion Items are:
    - Hero Crest = For Mercenaries, Myrmidons, Fighters
    - Guiding Ring = For Mages, Clerics, Monks, Shamans, Troubadours
    - Elysian Whip = For PegKnights, WyvernRiders
    - Knight Crest = For Cavaliers, Knights
    - Orion's Bolt = For Archers, Nomads
    - Earth Seal = For all abovementioned classes
    - Ocean Seal = For Pirates
    - Fell Contract = For Thieves
    - Heaven's Seal = For Lords, except the MAIN Lord
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    A brief run down on how this Character listing is arranged:
    01) Lord                   - Lyn, Eliwood, Hector
    02) Cavalier/Paladin       - Sain, Kent, Marcus, Lowen, Isadora
    03) Knight/General         - Wallace, Oswin
    04) Archer/Sniper          - Wil, Rebecca, Louise
    05) Nomad/NomadicTrooper   - Rath
    06) PegKnight/Falcoknight  - Florina, Fiora, Farina
    07) WyvernRider/WyvernLord - Heath, Vaida
    08) Mage/Sage              - Erk, Pent, Nino
    09) Cleric&Monk/Bishop     - Serra, Lucius, Renault
    10) Troubadour/Valkyrie    - Priscilla
    11) Shaman/Druid           - Canas
    12) Myrmidon/Swordmaster   - Guy, Karel, Karla
    13) Mercenary/Hero         - Raven, Harken
    14) Fighter/Warrior        - Dorcas, Bartre, Geitz
    15) Pirate/Berserker       - Dart, Hawkeye
    16) Thief/Assassin         - Matthew, Legault, Jaffar
    17) Bard&Dancer            - Nils, Ninian
    18) Tent/Transporter       - Merlinus
    19) Archsage               - Athos
    
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>  LEGEND :                                                          >>
    >>  (*)    - Stat Maxed-out                                           >>
    >>  (x/10) - Rating, 'x' being either 1 to 10, with 10 being highest  >>
    >>  (E)    - Eliwood's route                                          >>
    >>  (H)    - Hector's route                                           >>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    
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                               LORD
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    LYN ::
    - A young girl from the Lorca tribe. Stouthearted and kind.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 0. Rejoins in Chapter 15 (E) / 16 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Eliwood, Hector, Kent, Florina, Rath, Wil, Wallace
    Growth Rate :
      HP 70%, Str 40%, Ski 60%, Spd 60%, Luk 55%, Def 20%, MDef 30%
    Promotes to : Blade Lord
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [8.5/10]
    As shown in the stats below, Lyn max-out her Skill & Speed stats with ease, if
    given sufficient leveling ups. Her strength growth is usually not very
    reliable though, and may result in a bit of a problem when dealing damage to
    much tougher bosses late in the game. Other than that, she is an awesome
    sword-user, and good bow-user after class-changed. Think Nomad+Myrmidon~
    
    Iggy's Comments :
    [9/10]
    What happens if you combine a nomad and a myrmidon? You get Lyn! Lyn is the
    best lord in my opinon (ok, she ties with Hector, if not). She may have low
    strength, but her strength does rise at a rather steady rate. She would be a
    perfect unit if she did not have such defenses and constitution. Because of
    that, I'd just stick with giving her a bow when she's at a higher level, but
    that's just my preference.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Blade Lord)
        HP:        53        Defense:      15
        Strength:  24*       Resistance:   15
        Skill:     29*       Build:         6
        Speed:     30*       Aid:           5
        Luck:      24        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Blade Lord)
        HP:        45        Defense:      16
        Strength:  21        Resistance:   16
        Skill:     29*       Build:         6
        Speed:     30*       Aid:           5
        Luck:      29        Movement:      6
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    ELIWOOD ::
    - Marquess Pherae's young son. Just and honorable.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 11 (E) / 12 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Ninian, Hector, Lyn, Fiora, Marcus, Harken, Lowen
    Growth Rate :
      HP 80%, Str 45%, Ski 50%, Spd 40%, Luk 45%, Def 30%, MDef 35%
    Promotes to : Knight Lord
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [8.5/10]
    Eliwood starts off kind of weak, turns well-rounded after a few levelling up,
    and after class-changing, he just gets better. I like balanced characters, and
    Eliwood fits the bill :). He do not really have any true weaknesses, but his
    stats may not excel sometimes. A disappointment though, is that his speed
    maxes out at 24, which is low considering the fact that he can easily acquire
    a higher score if the limit was raised. Since he is one of the protagonists, I
    always use him, in order to acquire support with ladies compatible with him;
    My personal favorite being EliwoodxNinian. :P
    
    Iggy's Comments :
    [6/10]
    Ok, I'm sure you'll be rather shocked that I rated him this low, but
    personally, I think he is terrible. He does not have mad stats like some
    characters do, and he tends to have low speed before promotion, I never ever
    got to train him to a decent level before promoting. I never really liked him.
    I know that sounded rather biased, but that is what I think.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Lord Knight)
        HP:        51        Defense:      23*
        Strength:  25        Resistance:   19
        Skill:     22        Build:         9
        Speed:     24*       Aid:          16
        Luck:      29        Movement:      7
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Lord Knight)
        HP:        55        Defense:      20
        Strength:  24*       Resistance:   17
        Skill:     23        Build:         9
        Speed:     24*       Aid:          16
        Luck:      24        Movement:      7
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    HECTOR ::
    - Marquess Ostia's younger brother. Reckless, but loyal.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 12 (E) / 11 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Lyn, Florina, Farina, Eliwood, Oswin, Matthew, Serra
    Growth Rate :
      HP 90%, Str 60%, Ski 45%, Spd 35%, Luk 30%, Def 50%, MDef 25%
    Promotes to : Great Lord
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [9/10]
    Hector is definitely an useful unit in the battlefield. He is able to dish out
    major damage to most enemies, as well as able to take a couple of blows before
    ever going down. Although Hector is able to use swords after class-changing, I
    still prefer to let him stick to axes instead, as they alone are good enough.
    It's a pity though that Hector's speed and skill maxes out at 24, as he could
    probably go higher without that limit. Never mind, his superb strength and
    defense make up for the loss. Probably the best lord you got in this game~
    
    Iggy's Comments :
    [10/10]
    Ok, I was wrong. Hector is the best lord. First, he is an axe user.
    It seems that there are more lance users in Hector's route, which makes him
    even better. I usually get him to level 20 without even knowing it since I use
    him so much. He has incredible strength and defense. His evade will be
    extraordinary. And to top it off, he has one of the highest constitution in
    the game. He can use any sword without any decrease in speed and practically
    every axe. Use Hector, he is the best lord.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Great Lord)
        HP:        56        Defense:      25
        Strength:  30*       Resistance:   14
        Skill:     24*       Build:        15
        Speed:     24*       Aid:          14
        Luck:      19        Movement:      5
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Great Lord)
        HP:        58        Defense:      29*
        Strength:  30*       Resistance:   16
        Skill:     24*       Build:        15
        Speed:     20        Aid:          14
        Luck:      19        Movement:      5
    
    
    ##############################################################################
                          CAVALIER --> PALADIN
    ##############################################################################
    
    SAIN ::
    - A knight in service to House Caelin. A bit of a scoundrel.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 1. Rejoins in Chapter 15 (E) / 16 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Fiora, Rebecca, Kent, Priscilla, Serra, Isadora, Louise
    Growth Rate :
      HP 80%, Str 60%, Ski 35%, Spd 40%, Luk 35%, Def 20%, MDef 20%
    Promotes to : Paladin
    
      "I am Sain! Sain of the Caelin knights! That Sain!"
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [7.5/10]
    Sain's good. When you first get him, he is almost alike to Kent but after a
    few level ups, he will probably have more Strength, but lesser Defense
    compared to his counterpart. It's your choice on who to pick, but it doesn't
    really make a difference since both Sain and Kent are good Cavaliars and in
    the long run, the two will probably end up with more-or-less the same stats.
    But if I do have to choose, I might want to pick Kent, probably because he
    isn't like some flirt here...
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Paladin)
        HP:        51        Defense:      13
        Strength:  25*       Resistance:   14
        Skill:     19        Build:        11
        Speed:     24*       Aid:          14
        Luck:      22        Movement:      8
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 18 Paladin)
        HP:        52        Defense:      12
        Strength:  24        Resistance:    9
        Skill:     18        Build:        11
        Speed:     20        Aid:          14
        Luck:      20        Movement:      8
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    KENT ::
    - A knight in service to House Caelin. Virtuous to a fault.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 1. Rejoins in Chapter 15 (E) / 16 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Lyn, Fiora, Farina, Sain, Wallace, Heath
    Growth Rate :
      HP 85%, Str 40%, Ski 50%, Spd 45%, Luk 20%, Def 25%, MDef 25%
    Promotes to : Paladin
    
      "It is a knight's honour to swear his fealty and his life."
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [7.5/10]
    Kent is your other good Cavalier, besides Sain. If Sain has good Strength,
    then Kent have better Defense and HP. So whose better, you ask? Take both of
    them if you want, but either one of them will suffice, especially the one that
    suits your taste. Sain may have a thing for girls, but Kent is the guy you
    can probably rely more on, due to his personality, or just the way he fare on
    the battlefield. Blah. Simply put, it's entirely up to your choice.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Paladin)
        HP:        55        Defense:      17
        Strength:  23        Resistance:   10
        Skill:     26*       Build:        11
        Speed:     23        Aid:          14
        Luck:      12        Movement:      8
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Paladin)
        HP:        57        Defense:      17
        Strength:  22        Resistance:   12
        Skill:     24        Build:        11
        Speed:     24*       Aid:          14
        Luck:      12        Movement:      8
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    MARCUS ::
    - A paladin serving House Pherae. A skilled veteran.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 11 (E) / 12 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Eliwood, Merlinus, Lowen, Harken, Isadora
    Growth Rate :
      HP 65%, Str 30%, Ski 50%, Spd 25%, Luk 30%, Def 15%, MDef 35%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
      "Thanks are wasted on me. I merely do my duty."
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [6/10]
    Hmm...why do I even bother commenting about him? Don't get me wrong, Marcus
    isn't REALLY that bad, unlike how majority of players just loathe him, but you
    can't escape from the fact that he is nothing spectacular either. His HP
    suffers the most, and the rest of his stats, more or less, just average. You
    can try to cross your fingers and hope at least one of his stats maxes-out,
    but it will probably never happen (okay, maybe Skill). However, if you JUST
    love Marcus and must have him in your final party, take my advice and let him
    warm the side-bench for the first couple of missions after he appears. Do not
    even think of using him. Marcus is a total exp-hog and it's just no good letting
    him have the kills for the early part of the game.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 16 Paladin)
        HP:        39        Defense:      12
        Strength:  19        Resistance:   14
        Skill:     24        Build:        11
        Speed:     16        Aid:          14
        Luck:      13        Movement:      8
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Paladin)
        HP:        42        Defense:      13
        Strength:  23        Resistance:   15
        Skill:     23        Build:        11
        Speed:     15        Aid:          14
        Luck:      15        Movement:      8
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    LOWEN ::
    - A knight in service to House Pherae. A fresh recruit.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 11 (E) / 12 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Rebecca, Marcus, Eliwood, Harken, Isadora
    Growth Rate :
      HP 90%, Str 30%, Ski 30%, Spd 30%, Luk 30%, Def 40%, MDef 35%
    Promotes to : Paladin
    
      "If the stomach is empty, empty too, lies the heart. Remember?"
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [7/10]
    Plain and dull, that's Lowen. Makes me wonder what Rebecca sees in him. Lowen
    has the potential to become a good Paladin, but that is IF you are lucky. He
    usually ends up just above-average, so you are mostly better off sticking with
    either Sain or Kent. However, Lowen does get really high HP and Defense, giving
    him the ability to pass off as a tanker. Other than that, that's all there is
    to Lowen (I told ya he was boring). And oh ya, he seriously needs a hair-cut.
    
    Iggy's Comments :
    [7/10]
    Lowen is a rather neglected unit. At first, he doesn't seem too good, but
    you'll soon realize his stats are really good. His HP, Speed, and Defense
    should max easily, making him very difficult to take down. His Resistance is
    also the second best for a paladin (with Marcus being best). He also
    has the highest constitution out of all of the paladins. There really isn't
    much to comment on; his stats are just really rounded out, with some shining
    areas.
    
    Anwar's Comments :
    [8/10]
    First off, let me just say that in my opinion Lowen is the best Paladin in
    FE7. Marcus is bad, Isadora's less than mediocre, Sain's a little too wild and
    missing in some stats, Kent is balanced but needs help in Luck and sometimes
    Defense, and finally, Lowen wins over Kent because even though his Strength,
    Skill and Speed aren't great like Kent's , they're still good. Lowen has nice
    Luck, Defense, and Resistance, which are Kent's weaknesses. Also, Lowen having
    more Con than Kent, allow more free use of heavier weapons. Assuming you get
    him to a level 20 Cavalier, expect all his stats to be in double digits by
    promotion (though maybe Resistance being 1 or 2 points off). I like to support
    him with Rebecca or Eliwood.
    
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Paladin)
        HP:        60*       Defense:      25*
        Strength:  19        Resistance:   15
        Skill:     17        Build:        12
        Speed:     24*       Aid:          13
        Luck:      21        Movement:      8
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Paladin)
        HP:        60*       Defense:      19
        Strength:  19        Resistance:   11
        Skill:     12        Build:        12
        Speed:     20        Aid:          13
        Luck:      27        Movement:      8
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    ISADORA ::
    - A paladin in servive to House Pherae. Modest and polite.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 21 (E) / 22 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Harken, Legault, Renault, Marcus, Lowen, Sain, Geitz
    Growth Rate :
      HP 75%, Str 30%, Ski 35%, Spd 50%, Luk 45%, Def 20%, MDef 25%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
      "I am a knight of Pherae. I will carry out my duty and return safely."
    
    Comments :
    [6.5/10]
    Wow, Female Paladin! Double-wow, slightly better than Marcus...no wait, that
    isn't good. Isadora starts as a level 1 Paladin and you may think she still
    got 19 more levels to proof her worth, but chances are, you will end up being
    disappointed. She may sometimes get such poor stats that even Marcus could
    beat her, except Speed, that is. Her speed is what shines though, and it is a
    good thing it does, because her Build (aka Constitution) is pathethic for a
    Paladin. Use her if you want as she can be overall decent at its best, but
    there are just better candidates that you can choose from, period.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 14 Paladin)
        HP:        40        Defense:       9
        Strength:  14        Resistance:    9
        Skill:     17        Build:         6
        Speed:     23        Aid:          14
        Luck:      15        Movement:      8
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Paladin)
        HP:        42        Defense:      10
        Strength:  19        Resistance:   10
        Skill:     19        Build:         6
        Speed:     24        Aid:          14
        Luck:      18        Movement:      8
    
    
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                            KNIGHT --> GENERAL
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    WALLACE ::
    - A retired knight of Caelin. Constantly testing himself.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 9 to 10.
      Rejoins in Chapter 23 (E) / 24 (H). Speak with Lyn, Sain, Kent or Florina.
      Will not appear if Geitz appears instead.
      Refer to Recruitment Section above for more details.
    Support Availability :
      Lyn, Kent, Wil, Renault, Vaida
    Growth Rate :
      HP 70%, Str 45%, Ski 40%, Spd 20%, Luk 30%, Def 35%, MDef 35%
    Promotes to : General
    
      "You'll taste the power of our knights, like cold steel in your mouth!"
    
    Comments :
    [?/10]
    Coming soon, as soon as I play Wallace a second time. There, baldy! Happy
    that I am gonna use you again, aren't you? >_<
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 General)
        HP:        49        Defense:      30*
        Strength:  25        Resistance:   14
        Skill:     20        Build:        15
        Speed:     10        Aid:          14
        Luck:      16        Movement:      5
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    OSWIN ::
    - A knight in service to House Ostia. Hector's sworn man.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 12 (E) / 12 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Serra, Hector, Matthew, Priscilla, Dorcas
    Growth Rate :
      HP 90%, Str 40%, Ski 30%, Spd 30%, Luk 35%, Def 55%, MDef 30%
    Promotes to : General
    
      "These days, I see nothing but tiny men made of straw."
    
    Comments :
    [8/10]
    Oswin is probably this game's best tanker, along with Hector. His Defense can
    get so high that you will be laughing whenever an enemy deal zero damage to
    him. Add in a big amount of HP and good Resistance, and Oswin is seriously
    a worthwhile unit to use. But since he is a General, he has only mediocre
    Movement range and he might prove too be a little too slow in battle (like
    reaching the battle scene when everyone else have finish off the enemies).
    Well, 'slow and steady, wins the race', but that does not always apply, at
    least not in this game.
    PS: I just like the way Oswin is able to 'tame' Serra in their supports.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 General)
        HP:        60*       Defense:      30*
        Strength:  27        Resistance:   18
        Skill:     19        Build:        16
        Speed:     22        Aid:          15
        Luck:      12        Movement:      5
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 General)
        HP:        60*       Defense:      30*
        Strength:  29*       Resistance:   14
        Skill:     23        Build:        16
        Speed:     15        Aid:          15
        Luck:      14        Movement:      5
    
    
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                            ARCHER --> SNIPER
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    WIL ::
    - A youth from Pherae, in the Lycian League. Very social.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 3 to 10. Rejoins in Chapter 15 (E) / 16 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Rebecca, Lyn, Dart, Wallace, Rath, Raven
    Growth Rate :
      HP 75%, Str 50%, Ski 50%, Spd 40%, Luk 40%, Def 25%, MDef 20%
    Promotes to : Sniper
    
      "I may not be the best archer... But I want to get better..."
    
    Comments :
    [7.5/10]
    In my opinion, Wil deserves some credits for being a good Archer. Rebecca
    may be better, but her stat growths are a little shaky, therefore rather
    unpredictable, and may result in ending up inferior to Wil. Wil is more
    of a 'stable' Archer in my opinion, so you can't really go wrong with his
    stats, as long as you level him up diligently. His drawback well, is probably
    his personality. Wil is kind of a plain guy, but he still makes a better
    partner for Rebecca than 'some' other guy (Lowen, shoo). Give Wil a try, you
    won't be disappointed...I hope.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Sniper)
        HP:        54        Defense:      10
        Strength:  22        Resistance:   15
        Skill:     27        Build:         7
        Speed:     27        Aid:           6
        Luck:      27        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Sniper)
        HP:        53        Defense:      16
        Strength:  25*       Resistance:   11
        Skill:     21        Build:         7
        Speed:     17        Aid:           6
        Luck:      21        Movement:      6
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    REBECCA ::
    - A youth from Pherae. Very helpful and bright.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 11 (E) / 12 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Wil, Lowen, Sain, Dart, Nino, Raven, Louise
    Growth Rate :
      HP 60%, Str 45%, Ski 50%, Spd 60%, Luk 50%, Def 15%, MDef 30%
    Promotes to : Sniper
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [9/10]
    Arguably the best Archer in the game, Rebecca is also probably one of the best
    dodgers as well. From my experience, enemies love to pick her as their target
    since she is like a sitting duck in melee, but they rarely do hit her anyway.
    Rebecca's glaring weakness is her low defenses, and while she can successfully
    evade most attacks, always keep her behind lines, just to play safe. If she
    has to venture out, tag her along with a support-partner, it can do wonders~
    RebeccaxWil is great, but Raven/Dart can do the job too...or even Lowen. -_-
    And since Rebecca is cute, and me being biased, it is more than enough reason
    for me to warrant her a high rating. :P
    
    Iggy's Comments :
    [9.5/10]
    She is THE best sniper you'll ever come across. She'll max out, or come close
    to, in nearly every stat. Her ability to dodge is amazing, although
    occasionally, enemies do manage to hit her. She's deadly with support from the
    lovely Nino, and...that Mercenary; Raven. Out of all the 3 Snipers you can
    get, she's the only one that will be good.
    
    Anwar's Comments :
    [9.5/10]
    I share Iggy's optimistic view here. In comparision to Wil, Rebecca trades
    some Defense for crazy Skill and Speed. She's very useful against magic (I had
    her max out Resistance once), can dodge anything you throw at her, and
    Strength, Skill, Speed, and Luck will all be in their twenties, close to maxing
    out if they don't get there. Paired up with Nino she forms half of the 'Teenage
    Girl Wrecking Ball Duo' (which I uses a lot myself). I'm not going to even
    gripe about her Defense, because at least it's not in the low range of Serra,
    Lucius, and Priscilla. Anyway, you'd have to use a really high accuracy weapon
    to hit her. If you're having a little trouble leveling her up, pair her with
    Lowen. One of my favorite units.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Sniper)
        HP:        45        Defense:      13
        Strength:  20        Resistance:   17
        Skill:     28        Build:         6
        Speed:     29*       Aid:           5
        Luck:      30*       Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Sniper)
        HP:        42        Defense:       9
        Strength:  23        Resistance:   15
        Skill:     23        Build:         6
        Speed:     29*       Aid:           5
        Luck:      26        Movement:      6
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    LOUISE ::
    - The wife of Marquess Reglay. A lethal beauty.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 24 (E) / 26 (H).
    Support Availabilty :
      Pent, Erk, Rebecca, Sain, Hawkeye, Heath, Guy
    Growth Rate :
      HP 60%, Str 40%, Ski 40%, Spd 40%, Luk 30%, Def 20%, MDef 30%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
      "That's it...deep breaths... Do you feel better?"
    
    Comments :
    [?/10]
    Coming soon. Louise, fret not, you will get your comments on the next update!
    (whichever that day is)
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Sniper)
        HP:        38        Defense:      12
        Strength:  19        Resistance:   20
        Skill:     18        Build:         6
        Speed:     20        Aid:           5
        Luck:      18        Movement:      6
    
    
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                           NOMAD --> NOMAD TROOPER
    ##############################################################################
    
    RATH ::
    - A young hired sword from the Kutolah tribe.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 6 to 10.
      Rejoins in Chapter 21 (E) / 22 (H). Speak with Lin.
    Support Availability :
      Lyn, Guy, Wil
    Growth Rate :
      HP 80%, Str 50%, Ski 40%, Spd 50%, Luk 30%, Def 10%, MDef 25%
    Promotes to : Nomad Trooper
    
      "The battlefield is no place for daydreaming."
    
    Comments :
    [7.5/10]
    Like it or not, Rath is the only choice if you intend of using a Nomad.
    Fortunately, Rath is anything but bad. Although not what I would call a
    'kick-ass' character, he is still pretty useful in battles, with his high
    Strength, Speed and HP to prove it. A good candidate to pair up with Lyn, and
    as a man of a few words, Rath let his bow (or sword) do most of the talking
    instead. Maybe that explains the oh-so-few support he can acquire...mmm.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Nomad Trooper)
        HP:        56        Defense:      15
        Strength:  25*       Resistance:   15
        Skill:     22        Build:         8
        Speed:     26        Aid:          17
        Luck:      18        Movement:      8
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Nomad Trooper)
        HP:        55        Defense:      14
        Strength:  25*       Resistance:   15
        Skill:     21        Build:         8
        Speed:     25        Aid:          17
        Luck:      17        Movement:      8
    
    
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                       PEG KNIGHT --> FALCOKNIGHT
    ##############################################################################
    
    FLORINA ::
    - A pegasus knight earning her title. A friend of Lyn's.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 3 to 10. Rejoins in Chapter 15 (E) / 16 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Hector, Lyn, Fiora, Farina, Serra, Nino, Ninian
    Growth Rate :
      HP 60%, Str 40%, Ski 50%, Spd 55%, Luk 50%, Def 15%, MDef 35%
    Promotes to : Falcoknight
    
      "I-I'm a second-rank pegasus knight, aren't I?"
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [9/10]
    My favorite Pegasus Knight! *glee* Florina has great Speed growth, along
    with pretty good Skill & Luck growths. Compared to her other Peg-Knight
    sisters, she loses out a bit in the Strength department, hampering her
    usefulness slightly. She is still a good attacker though, especially for
    slaying enemy mages. Florina is a bit frail too, so make sure you know
    where you are making her charge into. All in all, she is just plain
    good, plus the point that she and Hector makes a cute couple. :P
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 FalcoKnight)
        HP:        47        Defense:      15
        Strength:  23*       Resistance:   21
        Skill:     25*       Build:         5
        Speed:     28*       Aid:          15
        Luck:      28        Movement:      8
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 FalcoKnight)
        HP:        47        Defense:      12
        Strength:  15        Resistance:   18
        Skill:     21        Build:         5
        Speed:     28*       Aid:          15
        Luck:      23        Movement:      8
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    FIORA ::
    - Commander of the 5th wing of Ilia's pegasus knights.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 18 (E) / 19 (H). Speak with Flolina.
    Support Availability :
      Eliwood, Kent, Sain, Florina, Farina, Pent, Geitz
    Growth Rate :
      HP 70%, Str 35%, Ski 60%, Spd 50%, Luk 30%, Def 20%, MDef 50%
    Promotes to : Falcoknight
    
      "I am Fiora, of the Ilian knights. May we fight with honour."
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [8.5/10]
    Another good Pegasus Knight, Fiora comes a little later than Florina, but
    there is still more than sufficient time to train her. She should get better
    Resistance compared to Florina, but lesser Luck. It's basically a toss up
    between the two of them, though you can always use both (duh). Crap, since
    they are all so hot...erm I mean, good, just use the one you think looks
    more appealing to you. Okay, end of discussion.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 FalcoKnight)
        HP:        42        Defense:      10
        Strength:  23*       Resistance:   24
        Skill:     25*       Build:         6
        Speed:     28*       Aid:          14
        Luck:      18        Movement:      8
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 FalcoKnight)
        HP:        45        Defense:      14
        Strength:  23*       Resistance:   23
        Skill:     25*       Build:         6
        Speed:     28*       Aid:          14
        Luck:      18        Movement:      8
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    FARINA ::
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 25 (H). She WILL speak with Hector and demands 20,000G.
      Do NOT carry her while she is still a NPC. Trust me on this~
    Support Availability :
      Hector, Dart, Kent, Fiora, Florina, Karla, Dorcas
    Growth Rate :
      HP 75%, Str 50%, Ski 40%, Spd 45%, Luk 45%, Def 25%, MDef 30%
    Promotes to : Falcon Knight
    
      "I am quite simply the finest mercenary that money can buy..."
    
    Comments :
    [8.5/10]
    The last of the Peg Knight trio, this little lass is one expensive unit!
    Despite the hefty cost though, Farina is a worthwhile character, and without
    her, you will never be able to use the Pegasus Triangle Attack (not like it
    matters anyway). I have heard lots of good things about how Farina can far
    surpass either Florina or Fiora in term of stats, but I have yet to see that
    happening in my game... Nevertheless, Farina is still an awesome unit. Give
    her a Delphi Shield, and she is near unstoppable!
    *Only Available on Hector's Route* (Eliwood: what?! no fair!)
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 FalcoKnight)
        HP:        51        Defense:      21
        Strength:  23*       Resistance:   22
        Skill:     23        Build:         6
        Speed:     27        Aid:          14
        Luck:      18        Movement:      8
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 FalcoKnight)
        HP:        51        Defense:      20
        Strength:  23*       Resistance:   24
        Skill:     24*       Build:         6
        Speed:     27        Aid:          14
        Luck:      23        Movement:      8
    
    
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                      WYVERN RIDER --> WYVERN LORD
    ##############################################################################
    
    HEATH ::
    - A deserter from Bern's wyvern riders. Prideful.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 21 (E) / 22 (H). Speak with Eliwood, Hector, Lin or Ninian.
    Support Availability :
      Vaida, Priscilla, Louise, Kent, Legault
    Growth Rate :
      HP 80%, Str 50%, Ski 50%, Spd 45%, Luk 20%, Def 30%, MDef 20%
    Promotes to : Wyvern Lord
    
      "As long as the battle is won, I can rest afterwards."
    
    Comments :
    [?/10]
    Coming soon...I promise!
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Wyvern Lord)
        HP:        59        Defense:      25
        Strength:  27*       Resistance:    9
        Skill:     25*       Build:        10
        Speed:     20        Aid:          15
        Luck:      11        Movement:      8
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    VAIDA ::
    - A deserter from Bern's wyvern riders. Brutal.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 27 (E) / 29 (H). Speak with Main Lord ONLY (Eliwood/Hector)
      Must not be killed when first-appeared in Chapter 24 (E) / 26 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Heath, Harken, Canas, Wallace, Karla, Merlinus, Dorcas
    Growth Rate :
      HP 60%, Str 45%, Ski 25%, Spd 40%, Luk 30%, Def 25%, MDef 15%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
      "Well, no matter. I'll show those brats. Bloody moppets!"
    
    Comments :
    [?/10]
    Coming soon. Along with Heath's comments, that is. Maybe I should try
    pairing Vaida with Harken on the next gameplay? Sounds like fun!
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Wyvern Lord)
        HP:        47        Defense:      21
        Strength:  25*       Resistance:    7
        Skill:     21        Build:        12
        Speed:     17        Aid:           8
        Luck:      17        Movement:      8
    
    
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                              MAGE --> SAGE
    ##############################################################################
    
    ERK ::
    - A young mage from Etruria. Charming, but uptight.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 5. Speak with Serra.
      Rejoins in Chapter 14 (E) / 14 (H). Speak with Serra or Priscilla.
    Support Availability :
      Priscilla, Serra, Nino, Pent, Louise
    Growth Rate :
      HP 65%, Mag 40%, Ski 40%, Spd 50%, Luk 30%, Def 20%, MDef 40%
    Promotes to : Sage
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [7.5/10]
    In my honest opinion, Erk is actually quite good, contrary on how most
    remarked that he is not on par with his other fellow Mages. His Defense, or
    Luck growth may not look promising, but his other stats usually grow nicely.
    Who cares if Erk might not match up with Nino or Pent? What matters most is
    that Erk does his job as a Mage pretty well; able to blow up almost anything
    he faces within two hits, and not forgetting the fact that he is able to dodge
    majority of what's thrown at him. Seriously, Erk should not be underestimated.
    If he does have a major flaw, it got to be his name. ERK!
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Sage)
        HP:        50        Defense:      10
        Magic:     25        Resistance:   20
        Skill:     24        Build:         6
        Speed:     26*       Aid:           5
        Luck:      18        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Sage)
        HP:        48        Defense:      12
        Magic:     25        Resistance:   20
        Skill:     23        Build:         6
        Speed:     26*       Aid:           5
        Luck:      13        Movement:      6
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    PENT ::
    - Marquess of Reglay. Sole student of Archsage Athos.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 24 (E) / 26 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Louise, Erk, Hawkeye, Canas, Fiora
    Growth Rate :
      HP 50%, Mag 30%, Ski 20%, Spd 40%, Luk 40%, Def 30%, MDef 35%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [?/10]
    I will come to Pent as soon as possible...though it means I have to play
    through the game again. Darn!
    
    Anwar's Comments :
    [8/10]
    Pent arrives promoted, which might make you think 'yuck' straight out. But
    then you look at his stats and see how good they are! He's got all the
    benefits of a Sage and even makes up for their weak-spots in areas like
    Defense. However, he practically gains nothing from his level-ups, and
    therefore loses his chance at cementing a spot in your battle team. He does
    start very nice with weapon levels though ('A' Anima, 'A' Stave). Use him on
    chapters where magic would prove effective good, but don't make him a regular.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Sage)
        HP:        40        Defense:      15
        Magic:     23        Resistance:   22
        Skill:     24        Build:         8
        Speed:     25        Aid:           7
        Luck:      19        Movement:      6
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    NINO ::
    - One of the Black Fang. True and innocent.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 26 (E) / 28 (H).
      Speak with Eliwood or Lin (E) / Speak with Hector or Lin (H).
    Support Availability :
      Jaffar, Erk, Legault, Canas, Rebecca, Merlinus, Florina
    Growth Rate :
      HP 55%, Mag 50%, Ski 55%, Spd 60%, Luk 45%, Def 15%, MDef 50%
    Promotes to : Sage
    
      "Yeah, that's right... I'll do my best, sir!"
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [9/10]
    Nino looks like your typical brat, but appearance can be deceiving, and this
    girl takes that saying to greater heights. Other than HP & Defense, Nino's
    growths are downright fabulous, and possess great potential in maxing out
    many of her stats. The downside is that she comes out quite late into the
    game, and starts off as a low-levelled weakling Mage too. It will prove to
    be quite a task to level her up from there, but the rewards may well worth
    the trouble. If you find it too much of a hassle, stick to Erk or Pent then.
    A very good contender to use the Afa's Drop on.
    
    Iggy's Comments :
    [10/10]
    Nino is going to be your best Mage, despite the fact that she comes in so
    late. She maxes out Speed, Skill, and Resistance, and usually gets high
    Defense, Luck, and Strength! Even though her constitution doesn't even allow
    her to use a firebook without losing evade and speed before promotion, she
    won't be that easy to hit anyway. I usually throw her into a group of enemies
    and watch her obliterate them. She's also very cute. ^^
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Sage)
        HP:        41        Defense:      14
        Magic:     27        Resistance:   25*
        Skill:     28*       Build:         4
        Speed:     26*       Aid:           3
        Luck:      23        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Sage)
        HP:        43        Defense:      12
        Magic:     30*       Resistance:   25*
        Skill:     28*       Build:         4
        Speed:     26*       Aid:           3
        Luck:      30*       Movement:      6
    
    
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                           CLERIC/MONK --> BISHOP
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    SERRA ::
    - A cleric in service to House Ostia. Headstrong and bold.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 5. Speak with Lin.
      Rejoins in Chapter 13 (E) / 12 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Matthew, Erk, Oswin, Hector, Sain, Lucius, Florina
    Growth Rate :
      HP 50%, Mag 50%, Ski 30%, Spd 40%, Luk 60%, Def 15%, MDef 55%
    Promotes to : Bishop
    
      "I am a sweet, helpless little cleric... You have to protect me!"
    
    Comments :
    [8.5/10]
    What do you know? As annoying as Serra is, she is actually quite useful! It
    may take quite a while to max her levels out while she is a Sister, but
    doing so may get you a valuable unit in time to come. A top-notch healer,
    and pretty good fighter too, once she get her Bishop class. Her Defense and
    HP growth leave much to be desired, but her solid Speed and Luck make up for
    that. However, if you want a more dedicated light magic-user, you may find
    Lucius more handy instead. Unless you use Serra to battle a lot, her Light
    Magic rating will not get high enough, thus unable to use the more 'complex'
    spells. Well, not like those 'A' or 'S' grade Light-spells rock anyway.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Bishop)
        HP:        38        Defense:      11
        Magic:     25*       Resistance:   27
        Skill:     21        Build:         5
        Speed:     25        Aid:           4
        Luck:      30*       Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Bishop)
        HP:        45        Defense:      14
        Magic:     20        Resistance:   25
        Skill:     17        Build:         5
        Speed:     26*       Aid:           4
        Luck:      30*       Movement:      6
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    LUCIUS ::
    - A traveling acolyte. Gentle and serene.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 7.
      Rejoins in Chapter 16 (E) / 17 (H). Speak with Raven.
    Support Availability :
      Raven, Priscilla, Serra, Renault, Karel
    Growth Rate :
      HP 55%, Mag 50%, Ski 60%, Spd 40%, Luk 25%, Def 10%, MDef 60%
    Promotes to : Bishop
    
      "You...must understand. I am...a man."
    
    Comments :
    [8/10]
    There you go, the first Light-Magic user you will be getting in this game.
    Lucius is a pretty man (no joke) whose Magic, Speed and Resistance can go
    sky-rocketing, making him really cut out as a good offensive unit. He would
    have been the best magic-using unit, if not for some flaws. His HP, Luck
    and Defense is a reason for you to panic. You can't just simply throw Lucius
    into the middle of a horde of melee-attackers and hope he emerges victorious.
    Yah, he would probably dodge his way out of it...but still! One plus-point is
    that when he promotes to Bishop, his Staff rating jumps from nothing to
    C-grade! (no fair, Serra's Light only skips to D -_-). Lucius is good, but
    definitely not a neccessary unit. And I usually pick Serra over him, heh.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Bishop)
        HP:        43        Defense:       8
        Magic:     25*       Resistance:   30*
        Skill:     23        Build:         7
        Speed:     24*       Aid:           6
        Luck:       9        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Bishop)
        HP:        44        Defense:      10
        Magic:     25*       Resistance:   25
        Skill:     22        Build:         7
        Speed:     23        Aid:           6
        Luck:       9        Movement:      6
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    RENAULT ::
    - A cleric wandering Valor. Shrouded in mystery.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 30 (E) / 32 (H). Visit topmost village.
    Support Availability :
      Isadora, Lucius, Canas, Bartre, Wallace
    Growth Rate :
      HP 60%, Mag 40%, Ski 30%, Spd 35%, Luk 15%, Def 20%, MDef 40%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
      "And that is the greatest pain of all... The pain of doubt."
    
    Comments :
    [6.5/10]
    Cheesy. Renault is practically overshadowed by Serra or Lucius, making him
    very inferior when compared. Sure, he comes high-levelled and with an awesome
    stave, though darn late in the game. For a Bishop, Renault's Magic is like
    utter crap. However, he still is a decent healer, but you can do much better
    with Serra/Lucius. Heck, you may even want to use Athos as your healer, better
    than wasting one unit-slot on Renault. Use him if you want, just don't expect
    much from him.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Bishop)
        HP:        44        Defense:      15
        Magic:     15        Resistance:   22
        Skill:     24        Build:         9
        Speed:     22        Aid:           8
        Luck:      10        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Bishop)
        HP:        46        Defense:      16
        Magic:     13        Resistance:   20
        Skill:     23        Build:         9
        Speed:     20        Aid:           8
        Luck:      10        Movement:      6
    
    
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                          TROUBADOUR --> VALKYRIE
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    PRISCILLA ::
    - A vassal in service to Count Caerleon of Etruria.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 14 (E) / 14 (H). Visit bottonmost village.
    Support Availability :
      Erk, Guy, Heath, Raven, Lucius, Oswin, Sain
    Growth Rate :
      HP 40%, Mag 40%, Ski 50%, Spd 40%, Luk 65%, Def 15%, MDef 50%
    Promotes to : Valkyrie
    
      "Please don't be afraid to tell me when you are hurt."
    
    Comments :
    [8.5/10]
    Cute Prissy! Priscilla here, is the only playable Troubadour you got in this
    game, and good thing she is good! As a Trobadour, she gets better Movement
    rate than any foot-healer, as well as really high Aid, enough to rescue
    nearly anybody. She is a frail one though, and is best kept a safe distance
    away from the enemies, at least before becoming a Valkyrie. It is advisable
    to promote her as soon as possible, since she can double up as a mage, and
    quite nicely too. Don't weigh her down with the big spells though, I find
    her much more useful with just the lighter tomes. Give her an Angelic-Robe,
    and she can surely hold her own battles well.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Valkyrie)
        HP:        30        Defense:       9
        Magic:     24        Resistance:   26
        Skill:     24*       Build:         5
        Speed:     21        Aid:          13
        Luck:      30*       Movement:      8
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Valkyrie)
        HP:        35        Defense:      13
        Magic:     25*       Resistance:   23
        Skill:     24*       Build:         5
        Speed:     20        Aid:          13
        Luck:      30*       Movement:      8
    
    
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                            SHAMAN --> DRUID
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    CANAS ::
    - A scholar, and a novice student of ancient magics.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 16x (E) / 17x (H). Visit second-right village.
    Support Availability :
      Nino, Renault, Pent, Bartre, Vaida
    Growth Rate :
      HP 70%, Mag 45%, Ski 40%, Spd 35%, Luk 25%, Def 25%, MDef 45%
    Promotes to : Druid
    
      "Err, well... I do dabble in the dark arts."
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [8.5/10]
    Canas...the dorky one, hehe. He is the only Shaman you will be getting, but
    only accessible if you go through the Chapter 16 side-story. So, is he worth
    the trouble? Heck, yeah! Honestly, Canas does not have the best stat-growths,
    but because he IS your sole unit who can use Dark-magic, his rating goes up.
    It's undeniable that his spells rock, and may even prove to be a bit too
    overpowering as well. As for Canas himself, let's just say he is...alright.
    Overall a very lethal unit, but not indispensable (not like anyone is :P).
    And by the way, anyone agrees he kind of resembles ChoHakkai of G.Saiyuki?
    
    Anwar's Comments :
    [8/10]
    Canas would be excellent, seeing how he's got a choice of Dark-magic, but his
    problem is he's too darn balanced, and it ruins most of the goods of ancient
    magic. First of all, they're heavy. Canas doesn't have great Con, and though
    his Speed is good, toss him a Luna and most people will be getting two hits on
    this guy. Dark-magic is strong; Canas isn't weak, but he doesn't get enough
    Magic to be able to kill everything in sight within a battle, which is annoying
    cause he needs to make up for that lack of Speed. His one reliable stat is
    Resistance, while his Defense and Luck are okay, but in the end, he's just too
    balanced. If he'd just sacrifice a teeny-weeny bit of Resistance for some Magic
    or Speed... However, supports ease the problem a little.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 12 Druid)
        HP:        42        Defense:      12
        Magic:     18        Resistance:   21
        Skill:     18        Build:         8
        Speed:     21        Aid:           7
        Luck:      11        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Druid)
        HP:        50        Defense:      14
        Magic:     18        Resistance:   26
        Skill:     23        Build:         8
        Speed:     22        Aid:           7
        Luck:      13        Movement:      6
    
    
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                        MYRMIDON --> SWORDMASTER
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    GUY ::
    - A youth from Sacae. Yearns to be a swordmaster.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 13 (E) / 13 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Priscilla, Matthew, Rath, Karel, Louise
    Growth Rate :
      HP 75%, Str 30%, Ski 50%, Spd 70%, Luk 45%, Def 15%, MDef 25%
    Promotes to : Swordmaster
    
      "I'll show you my worth as a true warrior of Sacae!"
    
    Comments :
    [7.5/10]
    Guy proves to be a very fast and accurate unit, from the time he is recruited,
    and to the end, provided he is properly levelled-up. Unfortunately, other than
    his Speed and Skill being top-notched, his other stats are just above-average.
    Despite that, Guy is not a total loss. He can be a reliable fighter once he is
    promoted, and even if his Defenses can remain horribly low, he can dodge well
    (and I mean, VERY well). Funny is, his HP can get pretty high too, surprising
    for a Myrmidon. Guy's criticals are what make him notable, so trust him to
    pull lots of those flashy slice-dicing actions on your foes. Sweet~ :D
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 SwordMaster)
        HP:        54        Defense:      12
        Strength:  15        Resistance:    9
        Skill:     28        Build:         6
        Speed:     30*       Aid:           5
        Luck:      22        Movement:      6
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 SwordMaster)
        HP:        55        Defense:      10
        Strength:  18        Resistance:   13
        Skill:     29*       Build:         6
        Speed:     30*       Aid:           5
        Luck:      19        Movement:      6
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    KAREL ::
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 25 (E) / 27 (H).
      Speak with Eliwood or Lin (E) / Speak with Hector or Lin (H).
      Will not appear if Harken appears instead.
      Refer to Recruitment Section above for more details.
    Support Availability :
      Karla, Guy, Lucius, Dart, Geitz
    Growth Rate :
      HP 70%, Str 30%, Ski 50%, Spd 50%, Luk 30%, Def 10%, MDef 15%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
      "If you were stronger... I would cut you down where you stand."
    
    Comments :
    [7/10]
    The sword-demon. You basically can't go wrong with a guy with that kind of
    alias. But perhaps, that title is quite overrated as well, at least on Karel.
    He is just not as uber-strong as he was described to be. Karel is still a
    considerbly good fighter though, and Swordmaster = good. Guy has more
    potential, but Karel is much easier to handle, as he will still pretty much
    remain a good unit, no matter how bad you screwed up with his stat-levelling.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 SwordMaster)
        HP:        41        Defense:      14
        Strength:  22        Resistance:   15
        Skill:     27        Build:         9
        Speed:     25        Aid:           8
        Luck:      18        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 SwordMaster)
        HP:        40        Defense:      14
        Strength:  22        Resistance:   13
        Skill:     29*       Build:         9
        Speed:     24        Aid:           8
        Luck:      20        Movement:      6
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    KARLA ::
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 31 (H) Hector's Chapter-exclusively.
      Have Bartre participate in the Arena and a battle ensue against Karla.
      Both Bartre and Karla MUST survive one-turn of battle.
    Support Availability :
      Bartre, Karel, Farina, Vaida
    Growth Rate :
      HP 60%, Str 25%, Ski 45%, Spd 55%, Luk 40%, Def 10%, MDef 20%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
      "Is there no sane land in this world?"
    
    Comments :
    [6.5/10]
    Sword Princess? A-v-e-r-a-g-e. If you thought either Guy or Karel was bad,
    wait till you use Karla. You go through the trouble to level Bartre up, and
    all you get is a mediocre Swordmaster? Screwy. Ooh...at least she got the
    looks. Anyway, Karla isn't too bad of a fighter, as she got remarkable Speed
    and Skill...but which Swordmaster doesn't? Duh! Still decent at least, so
    use her if you like. Hope you critical all the way with her~
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 SwordMaster)
        HP:        39        Defense:      11
        Strength:  17        Resistance:   15
        Skill:     27        Build:         7
        Speed:     30*       Aid:           6
        Luck:      23        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 SwordMaster)
        HP:        34        Defense:      13
        Strength:  19        Resistance:   17
        Skill:     28        Build:         7
        Speed:     24        Aid:           6
        Luck:      25        Movement:      6
    
    
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                           MERCENARY --> HERO
    ##############################################################################
    
    RAVEN ::
    - A troubled mercenary with a grudge against House Ostia.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 16 (E) / 17 (H). Speak with Priscilla.
    Support Availability :
      Lucius, Priscilla, Rebecca, Wil, Bartre
    Growth Rate :
      HP 85%, Str 55%, Ski 40%, Spd 45%, Luk 35%, Def 25%, MDef 15%
    Promotes to : Hero
    
      "I'm human. I smile, I cry."
    
    Comments :
    [9/10]
    Very useful like his lovely sister; Priscilla, Raven is one heck of a
    powerhouse! Given the right weapon for the situation, he can wipe out a
    bunch of enemies with little difficulty. But like most characters, he does
    come with his set of flaws. Raven lacks the Resistance, so he may not be all
    the best when up against spell-casters. He is one of the only two Heroes you
    can possibly get in the game, and being potentially better than the other;
    Harken, Raven would seem like the natural choice to pick between them.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 19 Hero)
        HP:        56        Defense:      18
        Strength:  25*       Resistance:    7
        Skill:     25        Build:         9
        Speed:     26*       Aid:           8
        Luck:      16        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Hero)
        HP:        55        Defense:      19
        Strength:  25*       Resistance:   10
        Skill:     26        Build:         9
        Speed:     26*       Aid:           8
        Luck:      18        Movement:      6
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    HARKEN ::
    - The sole survivor of the Knights of Pherae.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 25 (E) / 27 (H).
      Speak with Eliwood, Hector, Isadora, Marcus, Oswin or Lowen.
      Will not appear if Karel appears instead.
      Refer to Recruitment Section above for more details.
    Support Availability :
      Isadora, Vaida, Eliwood, Marcus, Lowen
    Growth Rate :
      HP 80%, Str 35%, Ski 30%, Spd 40%, Luk 20%, Def 30%, MDef 25%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
      "...You have nothing to learn from the likes of me."
    
    Comments :
    [?/10]
    Coming soon...Zzz
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Hero)
        HP:        49        Defense:      16
        Strength:  23        Resistance:   11
        Skill:     24        Build:        11
        Speed:     26*       Aid:          10
        Luck:      13        Movement:      6
    
    
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                            FIGHTER --> WARRIOR
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    DORCAS ::
    - A man from a small village in Bern. Fights for his wife.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 4. Speak with Lin.
      Rejoins in Chapter 11 (E) / 12 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Bartre, Oswin, Geitz, Farina, Vaida
    Growth Rate :
      HP 80%, Str 60%, Ski 40%, Spd 20%, Luk 45%, Def 25%, MDef 15%
    Promotes to : Warrior
    
      "I...must return home alive. My family is waiting for me..."
    
    Comments :
    [7/10]
    Dorcas is what you would call; decent at its best. He grows like your typical
    Warrior; high HP, Strength, Defense, but with an extra dose of Skill. What I
    really don't like about him is that he gets real-little Speed until it isn't
    even funny. No doubt, Dorcas is still a worthy unit to use, but seriously, if
    you need another axe-user other than Hector, go with Dart, or even Bartre...
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Warrior)
        HP:        60*       Defense:      19
        Strength:  29        Resistance:   13
        Skill:     23        Build:        16
        Speed:     11        Aid:          15
        Luck:      15        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Warrior)
        HP:        60*       Defense:      16
        Strength:  30*       Resistance:    5
        Skill:     23        Build:        16
        Speed:     13        Aid:          15
        Luck:      23        Movement:      6
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    BARTRE ::
    - One of Eliwood's guardsmen. Duty is everything to him.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 11 (E) / 12 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Karla, Dorcas, Raven, Canas, Renault
    Growth Rate :
      HP 85%, Str 50%, Ski 35%, Spd 40%, Luk 30%, Def 30%, MDef 25%
    Promotes to : Warrior
    
      "Nnng. Hard words make my head hurt!"
    
    Comments :
    [7.5/10]
    This dude here knows nothing but fighting. And luckily, he is good at it.
    Bartre isn't much different from Dorcas, except he trade a little of Skill,
    for more Speed. For once, a dumbo like him made a better choice. More Speed
    would means more chances at double-attacking, and coupled with Bartre's
    Strength, not many foes would survive a single duel with him. Well, he do
    misses once in a while, but surely that isn't so bad of a problem... :)
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Warrior)
        HP:        60*       Defense:      16
        Strength:  28        Resistance:   14
        Skill:     15        Build:        15
        Speed:     19        Aid:          14
        Luck:      23        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Warrior)
        HP:        60*       Defense:      18
        Strength:  25        Resistance:   12
        Skill:     23        Build:        15
        Speed:     21        Aid:          14
        Luck:      19        Movement:      6
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    GEITZ ::
    - The eldest son of a wealthy merchant. Finding himself.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 23 (E) / 24 (H) Speak with Dart.
      Will not appear if Wallace appears instead.
      Refer to Recruitment Section above for more details.
    Support Availability :
      Dart, Dorcas, Farina, Isadora, Karel
    Growth Rate :
      HP 85%, Str 50%, Ski 30%, Spd 40%, Luk 40%, Def 20%, MDef 20%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
      "Perhaps I still seek the meaning of my own life."
    
    Comments :
    [?/10]
    Coming soon. I wonder when I will ever come about to commenting about him...
    
    1st Play :
    ???
    
    
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                           PIRATE --> BERSERKER
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    DART ::
    - One of Fargus's corsairs. Foulmouthed, but kind.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 18 (E) / 19 (H).
      Must not be killed when appeared in Chapter 16 Side-Story (E)
      / 17 Side-Story (H).
    Support Availability :
      Farina, Rebecca, Wil, Geitz, Karel
    Growth Rate :
      HP 70%, Str 65%, Ski 20%, Spd 60%, Luk 35%, Def 20%, MDef 15%
    Promotes to : Berserker
    
      "Know my name, and fear my blade, mate!"
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [8/10]
    If you need an axe-user, Dart is probably all you need (other than Hector,
    that is)! Sure, I am not a big fan of axe-wielders, but you can't hide the
    fact that Dart is a powerful combatant. He got lots of Strength and Speed,
    hence Dart will be crushing everyone with his dual-attacks. It is notable too,
    that he gets to critical more often than other axe-fighters, which is a good
    thing. Skill is a problem here, so you may want to get him a support with
    Rebecca, Wil or Farina to get the extra boost of Accuracy he need.
    
    Anwar's Comments :
    [9/10]
    Imagine a Swordmaster with an axe...now go have some fun. :D Dart, along with
    being a much better Berserker than Hawkeye, is ridiculously fun to use. You've
    got to enjoy the one-hit KOs, combined with crit-rates in the teens/twenties
    and excellent accuracy, especially with an axe. Awesome Strength, Skill, and
    Speed, gives Dart a slight advantage over Swordmasters in my favor, since they
    don't have as much power, and he'll get so fast, your best attempts to thwart
    him with heavy-axes and annoy his slightly light build for an axeman will all
    fail. The reason he isn't perfect is mainly because as a Pirate, he's a little
    boring. His Speed develops excellently, but it starts low; his main attacking
    weapon puts that speed down to 3, so he can dodge nuthin'. Now Dart is a real
    example of someone who can completely turn around with some level-ups and a
    promotion.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Berserker)
        HP:        58        Defense:      16
        Strength:  30*       Resistance:    8
        Skill:     13        Build:        13
        Speed:     28*       Aid:          12
        Luck:      20        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Berserker)
        HP:        57        Defense:      15
        Strength:  30*       Resistance:    8
        Skill:     18        Build:        13
        Speed:     28*       Aid:          12
        Luck:      17        Movement:      6
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    HAWKEYE ::
    - The protector of Nabata. A mysterious air surrounds him.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 22 (E) Speak with Eliwood / 23 (H) Speak with Hector.
    Support Availability :
      Ninian, Pent, Louise
    Growth Rate :
      HP 50%, Str 40%, Ski 30%, Spd 25%, Luk 40%, Def 20%, MDef 35%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
    Comments :
    [7/10]
    Unlike other pre-promoted units you can get, Hawkeye actually have tons of HP,
    and he may even max it out too! Sadly, he probably won't match up with a well-
    trained Dart, so you probably would ditch him anyhow. Hawkeye's good Defense
    and Resistance does hint that he could be a good tanker, but that's about it.
    With very limited available Supports too, Hawkeye will just end up being a
    rather mediocre fighter.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Berserker)
        HP:        60*       Defense:      18
        Strength:  25        Resistance:   17
        Skill:     20        Build:        16
        Speed:     18        Aid:          15
        Luck:      20        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Berserker)
        HP:        60*       Defense:      19
        Strength:  23        Resistance:   15
        Skill:     19        Build:        16
        Speed:     14        Aid:          15
        Luck:      22        Movement:      6
    
    
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                            THIEF --> ASSASSIN
    ##############################################################################
    
    MATTHEW ::
    - A cheery thief. His casual demeanor belies his skill.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 6. Rejoins in Chapter 13 (E) / 11 (H).
    Support Availability :
      Serra, Hector, Guy, Oswin, Legault, Jaffar
    Growth Rate :
      HP 75%, Str 30%, Ski 40%, Spd 70%, Luk 50%, Def 25%, MDef 20%
    Promotes to : Assassin
    
    Comments :
    [7/10]
    I do not get it, maybe Matthew hates me in my game or something. It is just so
    freaking difficult for me to raise his Strength, Defense and Resistance
    somehow. Don't get me wrong, I personally like Matthew, but he is not giving
    me a nice time using him. -_-;
    His forte lies in his overwhelming speed growth, allowing him to
    nimbly evade practically almost anything. As an Assassin, he does fight
    surprising well. Matthew seldom misses, and occassionally gets to unleash a
    critical, or the ever-useful deathblow. Get used to seeing him dealing zero
    damage once in a while though, especially with the Strength of his.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Assassin)
        HP:        51        Defense:      17
        Strength:  17        Resistance:   13
        Skill:     20        Build:         7
        Speed:     30*       Aid:           6
        Luck:      21        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Assassin)
        HP:        45        Defense:      11
        Strength:  14        Resistance:    8
        Skill:     22        Build:         7
        Speed:     30*       Aid:           6
        Luck:      22        Movement:      6
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    LEGAULT ::
    - A former Black Fang once known as Hurricane.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 19 (E) / 20 (H). Speak with Eliwood, Hector or Lin.
    Support Availability :
      Isadora, Nino, Matthew, Heath, Jaffar
    Growth Rate :
      HP 60%, Str 25%, Ski 45%, Spd 60%, Luk 60%, Def 25%, MDef 25%
    Promotes to : Assassin
    
      "Hm? Must be this thing called 'love', you know?"
    
    Comments :
    [7/10]
    Legault is creepy. Yah, sure, he is actually a nice guy, but he just looks
    like the person who would try to backstab you when you aren't looking. Heh,
    but at least he is a useful thief. If you haven't been bothering to level
    Matthew up, Legault can substitute him for future treasure-raids. If you do
    wish to promote Legault, he will make a decent Assassin. You actually get
    to benefit more from Legault if you acquire him through Hard Mode, as he
    will appear with slight beefed-up stats, as compared to Normal Mode.
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 12 Assassin)
        HP:        42        Defense:      16
        Strength:  14        Resistance:   10
        Skill:     18        Build:         9
        Speed:     26        Aid:           8
        Luck:      20        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Assassin)
        HP:        52        Defense:      14
        Strength:  16        Resistance:   10
        Skill:     23        Build:         9
        Speed:     30*       Aid:           8
        Luck:      27        Movement:      6
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    JAFFAR ::
    - The Black Fang's Angel of Death. Once served Nergal.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 26x (E) / 28x (H).
      Must have Nino speak to him, and have him survive in Chapter 26(E) / 28(H)
    Support Availability :
      Nino, Legault, Matthew
    Growth Rate :
      HP 60%, Str 15%, Ski 40%, Spd 35%, Luk 20%, Def 30%, MDef 30%
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
      "I know nothing of joy, sorrow, anger, dread... And yet, I am...afraid."
    
    Koji's Comments :
    [7.5/10]
    Jaffar is seriously made to be an Assassin, no doubt about it. His Luck may
    remain low, though his other stats will be good. But 15% for Strength growth
    rate? Fret not, as Jaffar starts off at 19 Strength, and only needs ONE more
    point to max it out anyway. He is actually just a mere sword-swinging fighter,
    but it's his high critical rate and deadly one-hit kill ability that makes him
    such a dangerous unit. Just equip him with Killer Swords, and even the
    strongest foe may not stand against his deadly swordplay.
    
    Iggy's Comments :
    [7.5/10]
    Jaffar is a great unit, but he has some serious flaws. Although he ends up
    with the best stats for an assassin, there are still some definite problems.
    First, his avoidance can be amazing when going up against Axe wielders and
    Sword-users but he just seems to get hit all the time for me by those stupid
    pegasi. Otherwise, he's good. Plus, he's one of the few that can support that
    cute girl; Nino. I love Nino. ^_^ (Hopefully, Jaffar won't know about this).
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Assassin)
        HP:        40        Defense:      16
        Strength:  20*       Resistance:   13
        Skill:     28        Build:         8
        Speed:     27        Aid:           7
        Luck:      12        Movement:      6
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Assassin)
        HP:        39        Defense:      16
        Strength:  20*       Resistance:   14
        Skill:     30*       Build:         8
        Speed:     25        Aid:           7
        Luck:      12        Movement:      6
    
    
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                             BARD/DANCER
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    NILS ::
    - A bard possessing arcane powers. Brother of Ninian.
    NINIAN ::
    - A somber girl. Quiet, but filled with a solemn energy.
    
    Recruit :
      Nils - Joins in Chapter 7. Rejoins in Chapter 30 (E) / 32 (H).
      Ninian - Joins in Chapter 20 (E) / 21 (H).
    Support Availability (Ninian ONLY) :
      Eliwood, Hawkeye, Florina
    Growth Rate :
      HP 85%, Str 5%, Ski 5%, Spd 70%, Luk 80%, Def 30%, MDef 70%
    Promotes to : nil
    
    Comments :
    [7/10]
    Quite an underrated character in this game, Nils & Ninian do deserve
    some credits. As most players would know by now, Nils & Ninian share the
    same stats, thus they can actually be treated as one unit.
    Okay, Nils/Ninian has the ability to make a character move again once every
    turn...so? Well, that IS useful. They can level up my healers quickly by
    giving them more turns to heal ally thus gaining exp. They allow my thieves
    to do 'hit & run' techniques and let them cover more distance for stealing
    purposes. Get the picture?
    And about Nils & Ninian being moving target-practices? Just throw in an
    Angel Robe and they should be able to survive whatever is being thrown at
    them for a turn, dodging like there's no tomorrow. If that's not enough,
    they got those neato rings which make useful supporting tools for your army.
    I would have given them higher rating, if only they could just fight. DARN!
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Bard/Dancer)
        HP:        26        Defense:      14
        Strength:   1        Resistance:   20
        Skill:      3        Build:         3
        Speed:     26        Aid:           2
        Luck:      25        Movement:      5
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 20 Bard/Dancer)
        HP:        29        Defense:       8
        Strength:   0        Resistance:   19
        Skill:      0        Build:         3
        Speed:     30*       Aid:           2
        Luck:      28        Movement:      5
    
    
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                          TENT --> TRANSPORTER
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    MERLINUS ::
    - A traveling merchant. Timid and easily frightened.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 14, if not killed in Chapter 13x OR
      Joins in Chapter 16 (E) / 17 (H), if Chapter 13x is not unlock.
    Support Availability :
      Marcus, Nino, Vaida
    Growth Rate :
      HP 120%, Str 0%, Ski 90%, Spd 90%, Luk 100%, Def 30%, MDef 15%
    Promotes to : Transporter
    
      "Hyaa! Please forgive me! Just spare my life!"
    
    Comments :
    [9/10]
    If you have played Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (FE6), you will know how BAD
    Merlinus was in that game. In this game, Merlinus is back, but he is in his
    demoted form! Not that it is a totally bad thing though. Despite being
    seriously handicapped by not being able to EVEN move, Merlinus can actually
    gain Levels easily. He gains a Level each time he managed to survive a Chapter.
    He got good growths, so once he reaches a pretty-high Level, he should be able
    to dodge most enemies' attacks, even if he can't move. Once Merlinus reaches
    Level 20, he automatically promotes to the FE6's Transporter, and should have
    gotten really good stats; like maxing Speed and Luck at 30. How's that?
    But, there IS something that the Merlinus in FE6 can do, which this Merlinus
    can't. In FE6, surplus items that you buy or gain can be send straight to
    storage with OR without Merlinus in the battlefield. This time, stuffs will
    only be sent to storage if Merlinus is on the battlefied. DUH! Well, I guess
    you can't get the best out of both worlds...
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 8 Transporter)
        HP:        42        Defense:      13
        Strength:  0         Resistance:    4
        Skill:     20*       Build:        25*
        Speed:     20*       Aid:           0
        Luck:      30*       Movement:      5
    2nd Play :
    (Lv 9 Transporter)
        HP:        45        Defense:       8
        Strength:  0         Resistance:    5
        Skill:     20*       Build:        25*
        Speed:     20*       Aid:           0
        Luck:      30*       Movement:      5
    
    
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                               ARCHSAGE
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    ATHOS ::
    - An archsage. One of the eight legendary heroes.
    
    Recruit :
      Joins in Chapter 31 (E) / 33 (H)
    Support Availability :
      -nil-
    Growth Rate :
      -nil-
    Promotes to : Already Promoted
    
    Comments :
    [9/10]
    Gray-beard Athos, what is there to say about him? He is just your typical
    'come-out-late-but-is-very-good' character. Taking into consideration that he
    already has his level maxed out when you get him, there is absolutely no need
    to worry about stat-growing. Athos comes with a nice set of stats (HP sucks
    though), and he basically got 'S' rating for every Magic-type, including Stave!
    But since he only appears in the last chapter, there is just so little you can
    do with him. Sheesh~!
    
    1st Play :
    (Lv 20 Archsage)
        HP:        40        Defense:      20*
        Strength:  30*       Resistance:   28
        Skill:     24        Build:         9
        Speed:     20        Aid:           8
        Luck:      25        Movement:      6
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       CREDITS
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    CJayC:
      Well, without him, I won't have bothered to put up this faq. And most
      importantly, every other faq's credits have him mentioned, LoL.
    
    Nintendo/Intelligent Systems:
      Many thanks for creating this wonderful game!
      Had me wasted weeks of my life playing this (it's a compliment).
    
    Iggy Koopa:
      Many thanks for providing extra comments for the characters in this FAQ.
      It was an unexpected joint-work, but it was most definitely welcomed.
    
    Anwar :
      Yet another unexpected additional help for comments. Tends to get a bit
      long-winded with his comments (lol) but nice work nevertheless.
    
    FireLizard:
      For kinda letting me used his Fire Emblem's Character Guide as my source
      of reference. Please check out his various faqs for FE too!
    
    Dark Gaia:
      I referred the characters' growth rate from his Fire Emblem site @
      http://www.angelfire.com/games4/fesealsword/
      Visit his site too, it's really neat...!
    
    And finally to the many others who send me your kind feedbacks via email, and
    the people who actually took your time to read this FAQ. Thank you!
    
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