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               Fire Emblem Character Comparison Guide Version 2.04
Covers: Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (FE6), Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (FE7, US)
       and Fire Emblem: Seima no Kouseki (FE8, Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones)
                           by Rick Dykes (Rick52)
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You probably need a screen resolution of 800x600 or higher to see the new format
correctly (not to mention the intro title above).  If not, have fun I guess.

This guide does contain spoilers for the three games.  My bad.  It also contains
opinions.  Yeah, I'm full of slip ups.

This guide can be hosted on Gamefaqs.com or one of its affiliates, as well as
Gamewinners.com, if they host guides.  I'm not quite sure if they do, honestly.
Anyplace else still has to use Version 1.00 or lower.

Still not accepting SCORES or OPINIONS for use in the guide, sorry.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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   I. Versions
      (what I've done with this in the past)
  II. Introducion
      (who and why)
 III. How does this guide work?
      (how thing's go down in section IV)
  IV. The Character Comparison
      (the bulk of my guide, my opinions)
   V. Second Opinions
      (more opinions, none of which are mine)
  VI. Stat Growths
      (complete list for all)
 VII. Average Character Stats
      (for a Level 20/20 or 10/20/20 character)
VIII. The Best and the Worst Characters
      (with facts, and opinions)
  IX. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
      (READ THIS BEFORE E-MAILING ME)
   X. Contact Info
      (ALSO READ THIS BEFORE E-MAILING ME)
  XI. Acknowledgements
      (gotta do some thankin...)
 XII. The Legal Stuff
      (copyrights and such)

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I. VERSIONS
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0.01 (2/10/04) - Got the basic structure of guide down.
0.9  (3/29/04) - Completed basic guide for submission.
0.91 (4/18/04) - Made some translation adjustments for promotion items,
and added first reader scores.  Added one question to FAQ.
0.92 (4/25/04) - Correct Karel/Harken recruitment info.  Added more
reader scores.  Edited Contact Info.
0.94 (5/25/04) - Relatively took a while this time.  Added scores.
Added a notice just before the character scores.
0.95 (7/3/04) - Added more scores, a recruitment fix on Harken, changed
Dayan's score due to a mistake on my part, and I've also added  the
section "What to expect on the next update".
1.00 (4/14/05) - I apologize a ton for taking this long to update.  Even
then, I only received 9 e-mails concerning my updating this guide, most
of the e-mails were just game help or 'were you got sword seals rom, tell
me plz'.  Added Merlinus section.
2.00 (7/16/05) - I worked on this update for five straight days.  It's a
complete overhaul, so much so that this guide is nearly 3x bigger than it 
once was.  Holy cows.  See below.
2.01 (8/1/05) - Added the first of the scores for FE: The Sacred Stones,
and fixed many (though definately not all) of the errors.
2.02 (11/12/05) - More scores and fixes.
2.03 (2/11/06) - Last updates and fixes.  Thanks to everybody who
contributed to this guide.  This guide couldn't be as successful without
your e-mails and contributions.  This version was previously known
as "FINAL" but not anymore obviously.
2.04 (1/4/08) - SUDDENLY AN UPDATE.  Its just a couple of fixes here
and there (most notably, adding in average stats for Sage Moulder and
Sage Artur), and a contact update.  Make a huge note of the contact
update part.

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Version 2.00 Updates
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1) I've added Sacred Stones characters, all 43 of them (that includes the
10 secret characters).  I had some difficulty placing some of them (do I
place Amelia with the Cavaliers or with the Armors?  Eventually, I just put
them in a new 'Trainees' section), but they're there.  It brings the
character total up to 139.
2) I've also completely changed the character format.  You'll see what I
mean.  Second opinions are now in their own section, as are the Best/Worst
characters.
3) I've also added Stat Growths for each character (FE8 characters win
that by default), and each character's Average ?/20, 20/20, or 10/20/20
stats.  They are now both in separate sections.
4) I've changed some characters scores.  You whiny ones will know
which scores have changed.  You'll notice that my reviews for most of
the characters are rather short.  Well, most of you hate my opinions anyway,
so think of it as a blessing.  Until I flesh them out next update.
5) Oh yeah, more reader scores.

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II. INTRODUCTIONS
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Hi.  My name is Rick Dykes (known online as Rick52), and this is my first
guide.

The Fire Emblem series has been around for 18 years now, and 11 games have been
released in the series' fine history.  This guide covers the characters from
the three Game Boy Advance Games: Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (hereby referred
to as 'FE6'), Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (the 1st US game, hereby referred to
as 'FE7'), and Fire Emblem: Seima no Kouseki (the 2nd US game aka Sacred Stones,
hereby referred to as 'FE8').

Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken and Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi are extremely
similar games.  They feature the same classes, the same continent and places,
the same weaponry.  It's basically one big game split into two games covering
each generation.

Fire Emblem: Seima no Kouseki is another story.  It may not of been a good idea
to include them in this game because the class structure is so different.  You
might take your Fighter (still in section G), and turn him into a Hero (still
in section F).  But, here they are due to popular request.

I do this because I see and hear people talk about who's the better character
in this class or that class; or person 1 thinks 'Character A' is a much better
'Class' than 'Character B' while person 2 thinks otherwise, which spans all 3
games.  I'd thought I'd add in my opinion on who's good and who's not, etc.

Of note, I've received an e-mail or two calling out my ignorance in using the
'US' when referring to FE7 at times, since FE7/8 are both now available in
European and Austrailian markets.  I actually started the guide before FE7's
European release, plus, and I'll be making enemies with this, but if FE7 hadn't
become successful in America, I don't think it would've been in Europe or
Australia (and FE8/9 might not of been anywhere other than Japan).

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III. HOW DOES THIS GUIDE WORK?
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The 139 Playable characters that span the 3 games (NOT including the Trial
Map-only characters in FE6) are divided into subcategories by class.  I use 
this new format:

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| Z9. Character      | Class           | Weapon: Whatever they use       | FE? |
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| Appearance: Whatever their face portrait looks like                          |
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| Promotion: What they promote to | With: What item you need to promote        |
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| Bio: A quick summary of this character's past or present.                    |
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| Rating: ??/10 | Fan Rating: An average score provided by readers             |
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| My opinions on this character goes in this third-to-last row.                |
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| The chapter you can acquire this character appears in this row.              |
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| How to recruit this character appears in this final row.                     |
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I then follow up with each characters Stat Growths (the % chance a stat will
go up per level up), Average Lv 20 promoted stats, and then a factual and
opinioned view of who's the best and worst.

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IV. THE CHARACTER COMPARISON
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Since this section is pretty darn large, I've put a tidy little feature in.
Press CTRL+F to bring up the 'Find' feature, and type in the four letters next
to the class you want to go to so you can go directly to that section (for
example, typing M.Y.S.M without the periods takes you to the myrmidon section).

For those pesky new Sacred Stones classes, I've tacked them onto existing
sections.  Characters from FE8 have been placed according to their starting
class.  For the trainee units, they have their own section.  Also, for 
unpromted characters in FE8, the * indicating weapons after promotion 
will not apply to all classes (eg Neimi won't be able to use swords if 
you make her a Sniper).

A. Lords Umpromoted..........................(L.R.D.U)
   (Eliwood, Lyn, Hector, Roy, Eirika, Ephraim)
B. Lords Promoted............................(L.R.D.P)
   (same order as above)
C. Knights-Generals..........................(K.N.G.N)
   (Wallace, Oswin, Bors, Wendy, Barth, Douglas,
    Gilliam, Fado)
D. Cavaliers-Paladins/Great Knights..........(C.V.P.L)
   (Kent, Sain, Lowen, FE7 Marcus, Isadora, Alan,
    Lance, FE6 Marcus, Noah, Treck, Zealot, Percival,
    Franz, Forde, Kyle, Seth, Duessel, Orson)
E. Myrmidon-Swordmaster......................(M.Y.S.M)
   (Guy, FE7 Karel, Karla, Rutger, Fil, FE6 Karel,
    Joshua, Marisa, Ismaire)
F. Mercenary-Hero............................(M.R.H.R)
   (Raven, Harken, Dieck, Oujay, Gerik, Caellach)
G. Fighter-Warrior...........................(F.T.W.R)
   (Dorcas, FE7 Bartre, Geitz, Wade, Lott, FE6 Bartre,
    Garcia)
H. Brigand/Pirate-Berserker..................(B.P.B.R)
   (Dart, Hawkeye, Gonzales, Geese, Garret, Dozla)
I. Pegasus Knight-Falcoknight................(P.K.F.K)
   (Florina, Fiora, Farina, Thany, Tate, Yunno,
    Vanessa, Tana, Syrene)
J. Wyvern Rider-Wyvern Lord/Wyvern Knight....(W.R.W.L)
   (Heath, Vaida, Miledy, Zeiss, Cormag, Glen, Valter)
K. Archer-Sniper.............................(A.R.S.N)
   (Wil, Rebecca, Louise, Wolt, Dorothy, Klein,
    Igrene, Neimi, Innes)
L. Nomad-Nomadic Trooper, Ranger.............(N.M.N.T)
   (Rath, Sue, Shin, Dayan, Hayden)
M. Monk/Priest/Cleric-Bishop.................(M.C.B.S)
   (Lucius, Serra, Renault, Ellen, Saul, Yodel, Artur,
    Moulder, Natasha, Riev)
N. Troubadour-Valkyrie/Mage Knight...........(T.R.V.K)
   (Priscilla, Clarine, Cecilia, L'Arachel, Selena)
O. Mage-Sage.................................(M.G.S.G)
   (Erk, Pent, Nino, Lugh, Lilina, Hugh, Lute, Saleh)
P. Shaman-Druid/Summoner.....................(S.H.D.R)
   (Canas, Ray, Sophia, Niime, Knoll)
Q. Thief-Assassin/Rogue......................(T.H.A.S)
   (Matthew, Legault, Jaffar, Chad, Ashtol, Cass,
    Colm, Rennac)
R. Trainees..................................(T.R.N.S)
   (Ross, Amelia, Ewan)
S. Dancer/Bard...............................(D.N.B.R)
   (Nils, Ninian, Elphin, Lalum, Tethys)
T. Manakete/Mamkute..........................(M.M.K.T)
   (Fae, Myrrh)
U. Super Magic Users.........................(S.M.U.S)
   (Athos, Lyon)
W. Merlinus..................................(M.L.N.S)
   (FE7 Merlinus, FE6 Merlinus)

NOTICE: The following scores (well, my scores, anyway), are based on a
character's usefulness on NORMAL difficulty, not Hard Mode.  If that
were the case, Zealot would've gotten a -2...

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A. The Lords - Unpromoted (LRDU)
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-The Lords are the main characters in Fire Emblem.  Usually, they take thrones
or gates to complete Chapters.  If they die, it's Game Over.  So, they're
pretty important.  Between the three games, there are 6 Lords.
-Since the Lords can become much different characters when
they promote, I'll put those into two different sections.

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| A1. Eliwood        | Lord            | Weapon: Sword/Rapier            | FE7 |
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| Appearance: Red Hair, Blue Armor, does NOT look like SSBM Roy                |
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| Promotion: Knight Lord               | Via: After Ch. 26 (E)/Heaven Seal (H) |
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| Bio: Lord of Pherae, son of Marquess Pherae Elbert.  After Elbert and his    |
| travelling army disappers, Eliwood sets off to find clues about his father's |
| wherabouts.                                                                  |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 6.61/10 - 31 Votes                               |
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| Decent enough, especially for a main character, but you'll need to be a bit  |
| fortunate to get his strength up (one game, my Eliwood has 7 Str at Lv 20.)  |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 11    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 12      |
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| He'll be the starting character in Eliwood Chapter 11 or in Hector Ch. 12.   |
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| A2. Lyn            | Lord            | Weapon: Sword/Mani Katti/Wo Dao | FE7 |
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| Appearance: Long Green Hair, Dark Green Sacaen clothing                      |
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| Promotion: Blade Lord                | With: Heaven's Seal                   |
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| Bio: Granddaughter of Marquess Caelin.  Grew up in Sacae with her Sacaen     |
| father Hassar and her Caelin mother Madelyn, both of which were killed by    |
| bandits months ago.                                                          |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 8.19/10 - 32 Votes - 2 tens                      |
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| The Lord version of the myrmidon, basically.  Good skill and speed, but Str  |
| is low, as is defense.  Don't put her in the front line because of it.       |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 15    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 16      |
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| She's the starting prologue character.  She rejoins at the beginning of the  |
| above chapters.                                                              |
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| A3. Hector         | Lord            | Weapon: Axe/Wolf Beil           | FE7 |
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| Appearance: Blue Hair, Black/Blue Armor                                      |
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| Promotion: Great Lord                | With: Heaven Seal (E)/ Beat Ch. 28 (H)|
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| Bio: Younger brother of Lord Uther, who is currently in charge of affairs in |
| Ostia.  Good childhood friend of Eliwood's.                                  |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 9.16/10 - 31 Votes - 14 tens                     |
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| His great defense and his Wolf Beil can get you out of a sticky situation    |
| (like in Chapter 16x).  Sometimes his speed will take a hit, though.         |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 12    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 11      |
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| In Eliwood's route, he'll appear with Oswin at around turn 3.  He's the      |
| starting character in Hector's route (duh).                                  |
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| A4. Roy            | Lord            | Weapon: Sword, Rapier           | FE6 |
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| Appearance: Red Hair, Blue Armor, IS the same Roy from SSBM                  |
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| Promotion: Master Lord               | With: Beat Chapter 21 (or 21 Gaiden)  |
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| Bio: Son of Marquess Pherae (Eliwood is the Marquess at this time).          |
| Upstanding young chap with a strong sense of justice.  He makes an appearance|
| in Super Smash Brothers Melee as basically an advertisement; FE6 wasn't      |
| released in Japan until a few months AFTER the japanese SSBM release.        |
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| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 5.87/10 - 13 Votes                               |
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| He's the definition of average before promotion.  You can have him help give |
| damage to someone or whatnot, but he really can't own enemies like other     |
| units can.  You'd best arena him to Lv 20 and not worry about him.           |
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| Acquire: Chapter 1                                                           |
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| As he is the main character of FE6, he's a starting character in the game.   |
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| A5. Eirika         | Lord            | Weapon: Sword/Rapier/Sieglinde  | FE8 |
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| Appearance: Teal hair, gold breastplate                                      |
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| Promotion: Great Lord                | With: Beat Ch. 16 (or Lunar Brace)    |
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| Bio: The princess of Renais.  As her castle was nearing Grado takeover, she  |
| was swept out by her guard Seth.  Knowing that her brother Ephraim fights on |
| for Renais, she feels that she can only do the same.                         |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.58/10 - 13 votes                               |
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| She's alright as an unpromoted Lord, nothing too special.                    |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Prologue       | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 15     |
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| If you take Ephraim's route after Chapter 8, she'll leave your party and     |
| won't return until Chapter 15.                                               |
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| A6. Ephraim        | Lord            | Weapon: Lance/Reginleif/Siegmund| FE8 |
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| Appearance: Teal hair, armor has various shades of blue                      |
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| Promotion: Great Lord             | With: Beat Ch. 16 (or Solar Brace)       |
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| Bio: The prince of Renais, destined to be king.  Using guerrilla-like        |
| tactics, he and his army drives deep into Grado territory to try to end the  |
| war.                                                                         |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 9.20/10 - 13 votes - 5 tens                      |
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| Slightly better than Eirika unpromoted.  His Reginleif, like the Rapier, is  |
| excellent in dispatching Armors and Mountees (though it's no Wolf Beil).     |
| Overall, he's an excellent unit.                                             |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Ch. 15         | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 8      |
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| Technically, Ephraim first can be used in Chapter 5x, but then disappears    |
| until partway into Chapter 8.  If you decide to go Eirika's route, he'll     |
| leave your party up until Chapter 15.                                        |
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B. The Lords - Promoted (LRDP)
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The promoted forms of each of the six Lords.  Many fields will be missing here
because they've been already filled in section A for these guys and gals.
* indicates new weapon upon upgrade.

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| B1. Eliwood        | Knight Lord     | Weapon: Sword/Rapier/*Lance     | FE7 |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.15/10 - 27 Votes - 1 ten                       |
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| Eliwood gets the job done, and adding spears is nice, but compared to what   |
| happens to the other three in promotion, Eliwood is a mere afterthough.  He  |
| can also use Durandal, but it's so heavy it's a non-factor.                  |
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| B2. Lyn            | Blade Lord      |Weapon:Sword/ManiKatti/WoDao/*Bow| FE7 |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 9.25/10 - 28 Votes - 7 tens                      |
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| Wow.  The addition of bows alone makes her awesome.  You'd be surprise how   |
| often she criticals with it, despite the nubmers.  Her power still isn't that|
| great, though, and defense isn't too hot either.  She can use the Sol Katti  |
| upon promotion, though it's just a stronger Mani Katti.                      |
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| B3. Hector         | Great Lord      | Weapon: Axe/Wolf Beil/*Sword    | FE7 |
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| Rating: 10/10 | Fan Rating: 9.75/10 - 32 Votes - 24 tens                     |
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| We all agree, promoted Hector is unstoppable.  High HP, high Str, high Def,  |
| his only real weakness is his Speed, but its really hard for anyone to take  |
| advantage of that.  He can use Armads, but he really doesn't need to.        |
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| B4. Roy            | Master Lord     | Weapon: Sword/Rapier            | FE6 |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.20/10 - 10 Votes                               |
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| He's not much better promoted unless you let him tear loose with the Sword   |
| of Seals, quite possibly the best weapon in all three games combined.  He is |
| the only one who can wield it, and that's why he gets the score of 9.  Forget|
| to fix it with Hammerne, and Roy will be back to average, but with it, only  |
| Hector can stand against him.                                                |
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| B5. Eirika         | Great Lord      | Weapon: Sword/Rapier/Sieglinde  | FE8 |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.35/10 - 13 Votes - 2 tens                      |
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| In the many times I've been able to get Eirika to 20/20, she's failed to max |
| Str only a few times, and normally doesn't max Res or HP.  Other than that,  |
| she'll max the other stats out (even Def), and will be an excellent unit.    |
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| B6. Ephraim        | Great Lord      | Weapon: Lance/Reginleif/Siegmund| FE8 |
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| Rating: 10/10 | Fan Rating: 8.88/10 - 13 votes - 4 tens                      |
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| Before I continue, why'd NOA choose 'Great Lord' as his and Eirika's class?  |
| The Japanese 'Master Lord' or even Eliwood's 'Knight Lord' makes more sense. |
| Don't give them the class that Hector once used, as Hector's Great Lord is   |
| quite different than the Renais twins Great Lord.  But, I digress.  Ephraim, |
| like his sister, will be busy maxing his stats out, except for Luck and Res. |
| Since those two stats aren't as important as Str, that's a plus for Ephraim. |
| But, his Speed cap is 24 for some reason, so his greatness is limited.       |
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C. Knight-General (KNGN)
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-The Knight/General is the 'Tank' class of Fire Emblem games.  Though usually
slow in both speed in movement, these units have high defense and strength and
can take out armies at a time, given they can actually reach those armies
before someone else wipes them out.  The Knights in Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals
can Triangle Attack, a combination attack that never misses and deals three
times the damage (nine times if you critical).
-NOTE: In the japanese games, 'Knight' is referred to as 'Armor Knight', since
Knights in older Fire Emblem games refer to characters that were dismounted
from their horses/pegasi/dragons.  I'll call them Armor Knights here.
-NOTE2: For the FE6 characters, I'll be using the class names used in that game.
For example, here I'll be using 'Armor Knight' for the FE6 guys instead of 
'Knight'.  I'm crazy that way.

A * indicates a weapon that character can only use AFTER promotion (if that
character is already promoted, no asterisk is needed).

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| C1. Wallace        | Knight          | Weapon: Lance/*Axe              | FE7 |
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| Appearance: Bald, wears gray armor                                           |
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| Promotion: General                  | With: Knight's Crest or Earth Seal     |
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| Bio: Retired Caelin soldier.  Finds Lady Lyndis late in her quest and decides|
| to join her cause.  Afterwards, he gets lost in his new training regiment.   |
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| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 5.03/10 - 29 Votes                               |
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| He can take out all sorts of weaklings in Lyn's story.  But, when you get him|
| back later, enemies know better.  Wallace is far inferior to Oswin, moreso   |
| if you were forced to promote him in Chapter 9.                              |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 23    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 24      |
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| By the time you reach the necessary chapter, the combined levels of Eliwood, |
| Lyn, and Hector must be LESS than 50.  This way, you'll reach a fog-of-war   |
| level with Lloyd as the boss (if they're over 50, it'll be a town level).    |
| Wallace is in the lower right part of the map, talk to him with just about   |
| anyone from Caelin.                                                          |
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| C2. Oswin          | Knight          | Weapon: Lance/*Axe              | FE7 |
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| Appearance: Brown hair, older, Orange Armor                                  |
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| Promotion: General                  | With: Knight's Crest or Earth Seal     |
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| Bio: One of Ostia's finest Knights.  In service to Lord Uther, he is ordered |
| to tag along with Hector to make sure he doesn't screw around or die.        |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 9.00/10 - 31 Votes - 9 tens                      |
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| He won't disappoint, even though he does come at Level 9.  Defense and       |
| Strength are his high points, and nothing will seriously hamper him.         |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 12    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 12      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| If you take Eliwood's route, he'll join in Turn 3 with Hector.  If you take  |
| Hector's route, he'll join at the beginning of Chapter 12.                   |
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| C3. Bors           | Armor Knight    | Weapon: Lance/*Axe              | FE6 |
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| Appearance: Fancy Green Hair and smug smile, Gold Armor                      |
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| Promotion: General                  | With: Knight's Crest                   |
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| Bio: Wendy's brother, an Ostian Knight.  Accompanies Roy back to Pherae when |
| word comes of trouble afoot.                                                 |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.18/10 - 11 Votes - 1 ten                       |
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| He's a mixed bag.  Sometimes he'll surpass even Wendy, but other times he    |
| can't do much better than Barth or Douglas.  He can triangle attack with     |
| Wendy and Barth, which redeems him.                                          |
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| Acquire: Chapter 1                                                           |
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| He's one of the starting characters in FE6.                                  |
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| C4. Wendy          | Armor Knight    | Weapon: Lance/*Axe              | FE6 |
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| Appearance: Pink Hair, Pink Eyes, Pink Armor, probably a pink soul, too      |
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| Promotion: General                  | With: Knight's Crest                   |
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| Bio: Bor's sister, she enlists with the Ostian army to help Ostia out in it's|
| time of need.                                                                |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.45/10 - 11 Votes - 3 tens                      |
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| For a pink armor knight, she sure can rock.  Alongside Bors and Barth, the   |
| three of them can complete the only Armor Knight Triangle Attack in          |
| FE History.  Her stat gains are excellent.  She starts at Level 1, and       |
| considering when you get her, you'll need to be patient training her.        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 8                                                           |
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| She, Barth, and Oujay will pop up in the northwest corner a few turns into   |
| Chapter 8.                                                                   |
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| C5. Barth          | Armor Knight    | Weapon: Lance/*Axe              | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Buzzcut, large, teal armor                                       |
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| Promotion: General                  | With: Knight's Crest                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Yet another Ostian Knight.  Despite the ability to Triangle Attack with |
| Wendy and Bors, Barth isn't related to either of them.                       |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 5.83/10 - 11 Votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He gets the six because he can triangle attack.  Unlike Oswin, his high      |
| starting level means only bad things, as his growths can't make up for it.   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 8                                                           |
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| He, Wendy, and Oujay will pop up in the northwest corner a few turns into    |
| Chapter 8.                                                                   |
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| C6. Douglas        | General         | Weapon: Lance/Axe               | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Brown facial hair (which he has tons of), indigo armor           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: The Great General of Etruria.  He fights for his country to the end.    |
| Lalum is his adopted daughter.                                               |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 3.86/10 - 7 Votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's nothing special, but he doesn't suck like some claim he does (again,    |
| I'm not taking hard mode into consideration).                                |
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| Acquire: Chapter 16 Gaiden                                                   |
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| In Chapter 16, Douglas will appear as an enemy.  A good amount of people can |
| talk to him, but nothing doing, he'll still be an enemy.  So, go beat the    |
| crap outta Narshen and beat Chapter 16 without killing Douglas (trapping him |
| with a meatshield + healer is a good way to keep him occupied).  If you do   |
| so, you'll go to Chapter 16 Gaiden (keeping him alive IS the requirement),   |
| and Douglas will join automatically from there.                              |
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| C7. Gilliam        | Knight          | Weapon: Lance/*Axe/*Sword       | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green Armor, sleek black hair & goatee                           |
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| Promotion: General or Great Knight   | With: Knight's Crest or Master Seal   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A loyal servant of Frelia.  Hayden orders him to help aid Eirika find   |
| her brother.                                                                 |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.54/10 - 12 Votes - 1 ten                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| His Speed is atrocious.  His other stats (Str and Def in particular) will be |
| fine, just that Speed... man, it's terrible...                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 1                                                           |
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| A couple of turns in, he and Franz appear from the north to help.            |
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| C8. Fado           | General         | Weapon: Lance/Axe/Sword         | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Faded teal hair, green armor, old                                |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: The King of Renais until his death, a SECRET CHARACTER via the Ruins.   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  3/10 | Fan Rating: 3.20/10 - 5 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| No offense to the destined twins or anything, but their father is crap.      |
| Your other two potential Generals are miles better than him.  Sadly, this is |
| a trend among the secret characters.                                         |
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| Acquire: Creature Campaign                                                   |
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| Clear the Lagdou Ruins once and get into another battle.                     |
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D. Cavalier-Paladin/Great Knight (CVPL)
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-Another Fire Emblem mainstay.  The mounted cavalier is often fast (movement
wise, obviously), but the majority of them only specialize in maxing out one
or two stats.  It's usually a good idea to have one or two around, but don't
bring out the whole lot of them.  In total, there are 18 Cavaliers/Paladins/
Great Knights, though two of those are Marcus.
-Note: In the Japanese game, 'Cavalier' is called 'Social Knight'.  It's been
like that since the original Fire Emblem for the NES.  Why it's called that is
beyond me.
-Note2: The Paladins in FE6/7 can use Swords, Lances, and Axes.  In FE8, Axes
are removed from the Paladin's arsenal, in an attempt to give people a reason
to have units go to Great Knight instead (as GK's have all three).

A * indicates a weapon that character can only use AFTER promotion (if that
character is already promoted, no asterisk is needed).

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| D1. Kent           | Cavalier        | Weapon: Lance/Sword/*Axe        | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Red Armor, bright Red Hair                                       |
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| Promotion: Paladin                   | With: Knight's Crest or Earth Seal    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Knight in service to Caelin.  Straightarrow all the way, follows orders |
| and is Mr. Serious about all matters.  Dislikes the loose attitude that Sain |
| presents.                                                                    |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 7.87/10 - 31 votes - 3 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Throughout Fire Emblem, there have traditionally been two starting Cavaliers:|
| a Red one that is powerful, and a Green one that is quick and accurate.      |
| Oddly, Kent, despite being the Red Cavalier, is the quick and accurate one.  |
| You'll notice early that he'll be able to attack twice before Sain can.  As  |
| steady as they come.                                                         |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 15    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 16      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll actually join Lyn in Chapter 1 and help teach you the Weapon Triangle. |
| In the main game, he, Lyn, Sain, and Wil will be to the southeast,           |
| automatically part of your army.                                             |
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| D2. Sain           | Cavalier        | Weapon: Lance/Sword/*Axe        | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green Armor, Greenish-brown Hair                                 |
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| Promotion: Paladin                   | With: Knight's Crest or Earth Seal    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Knight in service to Caelin.  Unlike Kent, Sain is carefree, and is a   |
| ladies man.  Or he fails trying to be one.                                   |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.32/10 - 32 votes - 3 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Throughout Fire Emblem, there have traditionally been two starting Cavaliers:|
| a Red one that is powerful, and a Green one that is quick and accurate.      |
| Oddly, Sain, despite being the Green Cavalier, is the powerful one.  You'll  |
| notice how he'll deal more damage than Kent can early on.  Slightly better   |
| than Kent (partly because of that strength), but not enough so to warrant an |
| extra point.                                                                 |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 15    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 16      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll actually join Lyn in Chapter 1 and get taught the Weapon Triangle.     |
| In the main game, he, Lyn, Kent, and Wil will be to the southeast,           |
| automatically part of your army.                                             |
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| D3. Lowen          | Cavalier        | Weapon: Lance/Sword/*Axe        | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Gold Armor, bushy blue hair that covers his eyes                 |
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| Promotion: Paladin                   | With: Knight's Crest or Earth Seal    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Knight in service to Pherae.  Because he's a fresh new knight, he's     |
| inexperienced, and is nervous most of the time.                              |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 6.86/10 - 29 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Gold cavaliers aren't FE standard like the Red and Green ones are, in case   |
| you're wondering.  Lowen likes to gain a lot of HP and Def, making him a     |
| mounted tank.  Nothing else really does well, though, so he's slightly below |
| Kent/Sain for FE7's best Cavalier.                                           |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 11    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 12      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll automatically join at the beginning of the above requirement.          |
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| D4. Marcus         | Paladin         | Weapon: Lance/Sword/Axe         | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Orange Armor, lavender-like hair                                 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: An experienced Pherae knight.  He served Lord Elbert, and now serves    |
| Lord Eliwood.  Given that this younger Marcus is better than his older       |
| counterpart, I bet if they ever make a FE game around Elbert, Marcus would   |
| own all and destroy everything in his path.                                  |
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| Rating:  4/10 | Fan Rating: 3.50/10 - 31 votes - 1 zero                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| ...but as it stands now, the only army he could destroy is your own, if you  |
| use him too much.  He's an experience hog (taking away good 30+ gains for    |
| people like Eliwood or Rebecca and gaining only 5 or so for himself), and his|
| stat growths are terrible.  The definition of the Jeigan character.  He could|
| be of some use as a meatshield or as your 15th character in one of the latter|
| levels, but that's about it.                                                 |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 11    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 12      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll automatically join at the beginning of the above requirement.          |
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| D5. Isadora        | Paladin         | Weapon: Lance/Sword/Axe         | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: White Armor, Dark Blue Hair, lipstick                            |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Pheraen knight, serving more under Lady Eleanora.  I guess her heart    |
| is full of sorrow, since her fiancee Harken's disappearance.                 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 5.20/10 - 24 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| I always liked Isadora, and use her to support either Harken or Legault.  She|
| REALLY suffers in strength.  She'll be hard pressed to hurt anything even    |
| with axes or high-level weapons.  Use if you lost a Cavalier or two, or want |
| to fully use one of those supports I mentioned.                              |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 21    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 22      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll automatically join at the beginning of the above requirement.         |
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| D6. Alan           | Social Knight   | Weapon: Lance/Sword/*Axe        | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Red Armor, Dark Red hair                                         |
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| Promotion: Paladin                   | With: Knight's Crest                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Another Pheraen cavalier.  I think he's the eager one.  Not sure.       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.05/10 - 11 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Here we go.  Red Cavalier excelling in Strength?  That's Alan for you.  His  |
| other stats won't suffer as bad as you would think though, he's quite solid. |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 1                                                           |
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| He's a starting character.                                                   |
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| D7. Lance          | Social Knight   | Weapon: Lance/Sword/*Axe        | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green Armor, Bright Green hair                                   |
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| Promotion: Paladin                   | With: Knight's Crest                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Yet another Pheraen cavalier.  The serious, calm one, I think.          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.14/10 - 11 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| As the Green Cavalier, he excels in Speed, as it should be.  As solid as     |
| Alan, and the two of them make an excellent support pair.  My last           |
| playthrough, I was trying for Roy-Thany A support, but I accidently activated|
| a support between Roy and Lance (Roy had B with Thany, C with Wolt, and C    |
| with Lilina), and I let Lance die.  A turn or so later, Roy and Thany had    |
| their A support.  Took him awhile to die, though, shows how good he is.      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 1                                                           |
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| He's a starting character.                                                   |
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| D8. Marcus         | Paladin         | Weapon: Lance/Sword/Axe         | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Purple Armor, old man gray hair, old man wrinkles                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted.  Somehow.                                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: He served Elbert, he served Eliwood, now he serves Roy.  Roy couldn't   |
| be more thrilled, I would think.                                             |
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| Rating:  2/10 | Fan Rating: 1.81/10 - 11 votes - 1 zero                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| I considered myself to be a FE newb when FE6 first came out and, like an     |
| idiot, used Marcus.  Now, I didn't overuse him like some people did/do, but  |
| he was a 'contributing' part of my army.  As you would expect, quite a few   |
| people died along the way, including Marcus (Ch. 16 Gaiden, from a berserked |
| ally).  Simply put: He's crap.  Take my rating for the other Marcus, ignore  |
| the good part, and take to heart the bad parts even more so.                 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 1                                                           |
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| He's a starting character, unfortunately.                                    |
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| D9. Noah           | Social Knight   | Weapon: Lance/Sword/*Axe        | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Brown Hair, dark blue Armor                                      |
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| Promotion: Paladin                   | With: Knight's Crest                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: He's a mercenary under command of Zealot.  You find him in the Ostian   |
| arena training with Fil.  Probably why he's so good.                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 6.40/10 - 10 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Fans aren't so hot for him because you already have Alan and Lance, but Noah |
| is an exceptional Social Knight in his own regard.  Unlike the other two, he |
| can support with Fil!  That's a big plus right there.                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 7                                                           |
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| He appears a few turns into Chapter 7 as an NPC.  Talk to him with either    |
| Zealot or Roy.                                                               |
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| D10. Treck         | Social Knight   | Weapon: Lance/Sword/*Axe        | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Light Brown Hair, dark blue Armor, seems sleepy or something     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Paladin                   | With: Knight's Crest                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: He's a mercenary under command of Zealot.                               |
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| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 6.55/10 - 11 votes - 1 ten                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Unlike Noah who has help from Fil for training, all Treck has going for him  |
| on the training front is Zealot, and he suffers because of it.  Plus, his    |
| support options aren't all too great, either.                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 7                                                           |
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| He comes out of one of the east houses as an NPC and starts attacking        |
| enemies.  Talk to him with either Roy or Zealot.                             |
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| D11. Zealot        | Paladin         | Weapon: Lance/Sword/Axe         | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: White Armor, gray hair, wrinkly                                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted.  Dunno how.                                             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Somehow in someway, he is the leader of a small band of Ilian mercenary |
| troops, hired by Hector to help Ostia.                                       |
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| Rating:  0/10 | Fan Rating: 1.36/10 - 11 votes - 5 zeroes                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| His fan score went up from 1.2 because someone game him a '4'.  Anyway, he's |
| a mess.  Bad growths, bad stats, comes at a time where Marcus should already |
| be your established 'crappy unit', and is even a bad experience hog.         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 7                                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He comes out of one of the east houses and tries to fight enemies.  Before he|
| kills himself trying, talk some sense into him using either Roy or Treck.    |
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| D12. Percival      | Paladin         | Weapon: Lance/Sword/Axe         | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blonde hair, Dark Armor/Cape, looks bored                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: The Knight General of Etruria.  His first allegiance is with the        |
| supposedly late Prince Mildain.                                              |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.38/10 - 9 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's like Camus (uh, I mean, Sirius, yeah) from FE3.  Despite being a        |
| Paladin to start with, Percival can turn out to be quite an formidable ally. |
| Particularly in Hard mode, but my score is not based off that difficulty.    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 13, or if you fail there, Chapter 15                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| You have two tries: the first is Chapter 13.  He's just past the north       |
| bridge, but will leave after turn 8.  Only Lalum or Elphin, whichever one you|
| got, can recruit him.  Chapter 13 isn't a cakewalk, either.  So, you can     |
| either risk life and limb making it to him with Lalum or Elphin (with a few  |
| escorts, of course), or just let him go and try again later.  And by later,  |
| I mean Chapter 15, where he'll start north of your position, and head        |
| straight for you with his little group.  Here, it's much easier to have      |
| Lalum or Elphin talk to him.  When he joins, his surviving army become       |
| escaping NPC's, they'll give you something if all of them stay alive.        |
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| D13. Franz         | Cavalier        | Weapon: Lance/Sword/*Axe        | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blonde hair, light green armor                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Paladin or Great Knight   | With: Knight's Crest or Master Seal   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A newly knighted Renais Cavalier.  Works to be as good as his brother   |
| Forde as well as Seth.                                                       |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 7.14/10 - 14 Votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Of your three Cavaliers (not counting the potential Cavalier Amelia), Franz  |
| is most likely your best one, lacking the shortcomings of the other two.  I  |
| like him as a Great Knight, but either class works well for him.             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 1                                                           |
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| He and Gilliam will appear from the north to aid Eirika and Seth.            |
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| D14. Forde         | Cavalier        | Weapon: Lance/Sword/*Axe        | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blonde hair (ponytail), dark red armor                           |
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| Promotion: Paladin or Great Knight   | With: Knight's Crest or Master Seal   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Renais Cavalier that is really lazy.  He is also quite a painter.       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.29/10 - 12 Votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| I've never really had a bad Forde like some people say they have, but he's   |
| not all that great either.  Yep, he's the Red Cavalier, but that twisted     |
| tradition of the quick Red Cavalier from FE7 is back.  Moreso, as he'll have |
| a hard time gaining Strength.                                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 8                                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He, Ephraim, and Kyle all appear from the southwest a few turns in.          |
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| D15. Kyle          | Cavalier        | Weapon: Lance/Sword/*Axe        | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Dark Green curly hair, green armor                               |
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| Promotion: Paladin or Great Knight   | With: Knight's Crest or Master Seal   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Renais Cavalier that's all about duty and honor and all that.           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.73/10 - 13 Votes - 2 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Kyle is weird.  Sometimes (though rarely) he'll be better than Franz and even|
| Amelia, but other times, Seth will be better in the end.  He's the green     |
| Cavalier, and like Sain before him, he's strong.  But, he'll suffer in both  |
| Skill and Speed, and as Myrmidon fan will tell you, that's bad news.  His    |
| potential is quite good, though, I might be a little generous with that 7.   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 8                                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He, Ephraim, and Forde all appear from the southwest a few turns in.         |
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| D16. Seth          | Paladin         | Weapon: Lance/Sword             | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Red Hair, skyblue armor, large nose                              |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted, which is a shame                                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A veteran knight of Renais.  He and he alone was told by the King of the|
| secret of the two bracelets, as well as the Renais Sacred Stone location.    |
| He's also been given the task to whisking Eirika away to safety before the   |
| Grado invasion.                                                              |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 5.93/10 - 15 Votes - 1 zero                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| At first glance, you would think Seth is FE8's Jeigan.  However, to deter    |
| that theory, Seth comes with excellent growths, and will be a fine unit at   |
| Level 20.  Just don't have him be an experience hog.  Yes, Forde and Kyle    |
| were also rated seven.  Disagree?  Vote away.  I have a feeling many will    |
| disagree...                                                                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Prologue                                                            |
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| He's a starting character, though he starts out hurt in the Prologue.        |
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| D17. Duessel       | Great Knight    | Weapon: Lance/Sword/Axe         | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Old, dark crimson armor, rather flat face                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: One of Grado's Imperial three, also known as Obsidian.  He questions    |
| the motives behind the war.                                                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 4.31/10 - 13 Votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's powerful, and that's about it.  You have four other potential Great     |
| Knights, make one of them one and use him instead.                           |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 15     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 10     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| In Ephraim's route, he and his army appears as NPC's, and the level          |
| requirement is for him to survive.  Have Ephraim talk to him and he'll join  |
| you and help recruit nearby Cormag.  If you went Eirika's route, he'll arrive|
| with Ephraim a few turns into Chapter 15.                                    |
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| D18. Orson         | Paladin         | Weapon: Lance/Sword             | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Brown hair, you can see in his eyes something's afoot            |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: His wife died six months ago, and has become so distraught, he would    |
| betray his king, his country, all he stood for so that he could be with the  |
| one he loved.  Or, a facimile thereof.  He's also a SECRET CHARACTER in the  |
| Tower.                                                                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  3/10 | Fan Rating: 3.12/10 - 8 Votes - 1 zero                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Another secret character, another piece of crap.  Might as well use him for  |
| Tower runs, but that'd be about it.                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Creature Campaign                                                   |
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| Clear Floor 6 of the Tower.                                                  |
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E. Myrmidon/Swordmaster (MYSM)
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-Typically, the myrmidon hails from Sacae.  Though their blows lack strength,
they are quick and deal critical damage.  Swordmasters in USFE gain a 15% crit
bonus, but those in FE:SoS gain a 30% bonus.  They do lack in defense and HP,
relying more on dodging attacks than taking them, so be careful when using
them.  Also, they gain no extra weapons when promoted, instead getting said
critical bonus.  There are 9 characters in this class, 2 of which are Karel.
-Note: In the Japanese Version of Fire Emblem (the Eliwood one), Myrmidon is
called 'Swordfighter'.  Yet, Sword of Seals refers to it as 'Myrmidon' like
normal.

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| E1. Guy            | Myrmidon        | Weapon: Sword/Wo Dao            | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Dark Green Hair, blue Headband and shirt                         |
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| Promotion: Swordmaster               | With: Heroes Crest or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: He's a Sacaen.  He's forced to do Mercenary work to get money and food. |
| At one point in his life, he was given food to Matthew.  In exchange, he'd   |
| be under Matthew's strict control.  Not really.  Kind of.  I dunno.          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.67/10 - 32 votes - 6 tens                      |
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| Of the three you get in FE7, Guy is the best you can get.  He'll probably max|
| out skill and speed, and may best Lyn if you don't put Bows into the         |
| equation.  Like most Myrmidons, his only downfall is Strength, but he has a  |
| decent chance of not sucking in that as well.                                |
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| Acquire: Chapter 13 (both routes)                                            |
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| Have Matthew talk to him.  Be careful how you do it, though, Guy is wielding |
| a Killing Edge and can take out Matthew or someone else if you don't keep an |
| eye on his movement.                                                         |
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| E2. Karel          | Swordmaster     | Weapon: Sword/Wo Dao            | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Dark clothing, long gray hair covering one eye                   |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: With his cold, piercing heart, he is referred to as the 'Devil of       |
| Swords'.  He appears out of nowhere, and destroys his target like that.      |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 7.02/10 - 27 votes - 1 ten                       |
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| He's nothing special despite what a good chunk of you claim.  I'd much rather|
| have Harken instead of Karel.  He does come with a Wo Dao for Guy or Lyn to  |
| use, though.                                                                 |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 25    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 27      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Read carefully: for the above chapter, you get a certain level depending on  |
| whether you leveled up your magic units more than your Myrms/Mercs/Fighters, |
| or vice versa.  If you did the former, you'll go to Kenneth's map.  If the   |
| latter, you'll go to Jerme's map.                                            |
|      If you got Kenneth's map, to get Karel, you must kill 3 or more         |
| promoted units (Druid, Bishop, General, and/or Sniper) before Turn 9.  Do so,|
| and Karel will appear.  If not, Harken will appear instead.                  |
|      If you got Jerme's map, to get Karel, you must unlock 4 or more doors   |
| before Turn 9.  Do so, and Karel will appear.  If not, Harken will instead.  |
|      He'll appear as an NPC.  Talk to him with Lyn or your main Lord.        |
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| E3. Karla          | Swordmaster     | Weapon: Sword/Wo Dao            | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: White clothing, long gray hair                                   |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: Karel's brother.  She's out looking for him.                            |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 5.42/10 - 24 votes                               |
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| She loses value because she's like Karel, but she arrives much later and only|
| in the more difficult Hector route.  But, like Karel, all you'll really need |
| her for is the Wo Dao she comes with.  She's average otherwise.              |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Never seen    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 31x     |
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| As you can tell from the line above this, she (as well as Farina) are Hector |
| route exclusives.  To get her, you'll need to train Bartre to a Level 5      |
| WARRIOR (not Fighter, Warrior).  If you must, promote him at Level 10.  Then,|
| at Chapter 31x, Karla will appear as an NPC at the arena after 1 turn.       |
| Talk to her with Bartre (start him off near the arena), and they'll fight for|
| one turn.  Have Bartre equipped with a Bow to ensure he doesn't kil her, and |
| hope that she can't kill him (from critical hit or 2x attack).  If both      |
| survive the round, they'll talk some more, and she'll join.  Note that if you|
| have Bartre equip nothing, they will not fight, and Karla will not join.     |
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| E4. Rutger         | Myrmidon        | Weapon: Sword/Wo Dao            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Red clothing, long brown hair, serious-looking                   |
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| Promotion: Swordmaster               | With: Heroes Crest                    |
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| Bio: A Sacaen swordsman.  He has a grudge against Bern.                      |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.91/10 - 11 votes - 3 tens                      |
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| In my latest playthrough, I used both Rutger and Fil.  Though both struggled |
| in strength (neither really struggled anywhere else), Rutger really sucked   |
| in that stat (12 Str at Lv 5 Promoted, where Fil has 17 at that level).      |
| I was looking to change his score, but, after this latest experience, no such|
| doing.  Fil still wins for me.                                               |
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| Acquire: Chapter 4                                                           |
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| A few turns after Clarine escapes Laus, Rutger will come out with some       |
| reinforcements and head your way as an enemy.  By now, you should have       |
| recruited Clarine, have her talk to Rutger to get him to join.               |
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| E5. Fil            | Myrmidon        | Weapon: Sword/Wo Dao            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Teal/white clothing, gray ponytail hair.                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Swordmaster               | With: Heroes Crest                    |
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| Bio: The daughter of Karla and Bartre, niece of Karel.  After her mother     |
| dies, Fil decides to go on her own to train, and eventually gets help from   |
| the Ilian mercenary Noah.                                                    |
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| Rating: 10/10 | Fan Rating: 9.20/10 - 10 votes - 4 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Likewise, Fil was my most impressive sword unit (well, Oujay was good        |
| competition), and I see no reason to lower her score any.  For the record,   |
| when I beat the game, Fil has 20 Str at level 11.                            |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 9                                                           |
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| Her and Shin will appear in the northwest, though you can't see them because |
| of the fog.  When you can see her, talk to her with Noah.                    |
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| E6. Karel          | Swordmaster     | Weapon: Sword/Wo Dao            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Same as his younger self, only older                             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted, sadly.                                                  |
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| Bio: Twenty years can change a man, as Karel has since found peace within    |
| himself and is now known by many as the 'Saint of Swords'.  Fil's uncle as   |
| well as Bartre's brother in law.                                             |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.45/10 - 8 votes - 1 ten                        |
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| Karel has the best stat growths of anybody in all 3 GBA games (HP is at 210!)|
| However, he comes at Level 19 promoted, so he can only take advantage of     |
| those impressive growths just once.  Regardless, he does come with a Wo Dao  |
| and his Lv 19 stats are actually good (albeit not excellent).  Go ahead and  |
| use him in Chapter 23 if you need to (though I doubt you'll need him for the |
| last battles).                                                               |
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| Acquire: Chapter 23                                                          |
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| Note that to even reach Chapter 23, you'll need to of acquired all the Divine|
| weapons (6 of which were in Gaiden chapters), and not break them.  When you  |
| do reach Chapter 23, go to the lone village and Karel will join.  As you     |
| would expect, sending Fil or Bartre there will change the conversation.      |
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| E7. Joshua         | Myrmidon        | Weapon: Sword/Shamshir          | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Black clothes, red hair, funny hat                               |
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| Promotion: Swordmaster or Assassin   | With: Heroes Crest or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: The prince of Jehanna, under the simple guise of a mercenary.  He did   |
| not want to take the throne until he truly understood the people he would    |
| soon lead.  Likes to gamble as well.                                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating: 10/10 | Fan Rating: 9.50/10 - 12 Votes - 6 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Joshua's susceptible to that Strength-deprivation virus that affects many    |
| Myrmidons, but since Swordmasters/Assassins caps are so low, it won't matter.|
| Joshua will almost always turn into one of your best units.  As for          |
| promoting, which do you want more: an extra 15% Crit, or the ability to OHKO |
| an enemy?  Your answer will determine what you'll promote Joshua (and Marisa)|
| into.                                                                        |
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| Acquire: Chapter 5                                                           |
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| It's pretty much shown as clear as day that you need to have Natasha talk to |
| him.  He won't attack her, but others will.  Be mindful of everyone's        |
| movement range and he'll be yours.                                           |
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| E8. Marisa         | Myrmidon        | Weapon: Sword/Shamshir          | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Black clothes, bright purple hair                                |
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| Promotion: Swordmaster or Assassin   | With: Heroes Crest or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A mercenary that hails from Jehanna.  Also known as the Crimson Flash.  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 9.08/10 - 13 Votes - 3 tens                      |
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| Marisa's nearly as good as Joshua, except that Strength-deprivation virus    |
| affects her much more severly.  If you're really unlucky, she may not even   |
| max the Assassin Str cap of 20.  However, her other stats are excellent and  |
| it wouldn't hurt at all to use both Joshua and Marisa on a normal basis.     |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 10     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 12     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| In Eirika's route, she'll be an enemy to the south.  Have the newly recruited|
| Gerik talk to her (nobody else works, must use Gerik).  In Ephraims route,   |
| she'll be near the boss to the north.  Get Ewan from the large house, and    |
| have him talk to her (you may want to draw her out to make sure Ewan doesn't |
| get slaughtered trying to talk to her).                                      |
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| E9. Ismaire        | Swordmaster     | Weapon: Sword/Shamshir          | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Teal clothing, long red hair, sad look                           |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: The Queen of Jehanna, also known as the Queen of the White Dunes.  She's|
| a SECRET CHARACTER as well.                                                  |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 6.00/10 - 4 Votes                                |
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| As far as secret characters go, she's alright.  She comes with a Wind Sword  |
| (extra damage to flying units), and her stats, though nowhere near as good   |
| as even Marisa, are sufficent enough to keep her going for some time.        |
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| Acquire: Creature Campaign                                                   |
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| Beat the Tower of Valni once, and get into another battle.                   |
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F. Mercenary-Hero (MRHR)
----------------------------------------
-Unlike Myrmidons, Mercenaries sacrifice a few points of speed and skill for
many points of strength.  It's unfair actually to compare the two classes
since they're so fundamentally different.  Also, to you Final Fantasy VII
veterans, you'll notice their looks and attacks mimic those of another
mercenary in that game, Cloud.  Shut up, Cloud fan, I need not hear from you.
The Hero class can use also use axes.  There are only 7 characters in this
class (1 girl!)

A * indicates a weapon that character can only use AFTER promotion (if that
character is already promoted, no asterisk is needed).

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| F1. Raven          | Mercenary       | Weapon: Sword/*Axe              | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Red Hair, Blue Clothes, angry look on face                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Hero                      | With: Heroes Crest or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Formerly Raymond, he and his sister Priscilla were separated after House|
| Cornwell's fall via Ostia.  He has a grudge against Ostia as a result (in    |
| fact, in Ch. 17 Hector, Hector stats that something inside Caelin is giving  |
| him the creeps, that something being Raven).  He changed his name and became |
| a mercenary.                                                                 |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.41/10 - 29 votes - 7 tens                      |
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| For Hero's sake, it's either Raven or Harken.  Harken makes for a fine Hero, |
| but Raven should normally end up being better than him, though I still think |
| some people overrate him (as seen from the 7 ten votes).                     |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 16    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 17      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's an enemy near where Lucius is being held.  Talk to him with Priscilla.  |
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| F2. Harken         | Hero            | Weapon: Sword/Axe               | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blonde Hair, green armor                                         |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: He was one of Elbert's knights that disappeared along with the Marquess.|
| He and his fellow knights were torn apart by Nergal, Harken barely surviving |
| the attack.  He somehow wanders into the Bern mountainrange.  His failure to |
| Lord Elbert haunts him.  Lastly, he was engaged to Isadora, the lucky guy.   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.65/10 - 25 votes                               |
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| If Raven died (or you chose not to use him), Harken makes for a fine Hero    |
| substitute.  The Brave Sword he comes with isn't as good as a Wo Dao, but    |
| slightly rarer (that's the only one), but he's a better unit that Karel is.  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 25    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 27      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Read carefully: for the above chapter, you get a certain level depending on  |
| whether you leveled up your magic units more than your Myrms/Mercs/Fighters, |
| or vice versa.  If you did the former, you'll go to Kenneth's map.  If the   |
| latter, you'll go to Jerme's map.                                            |
|      If you got Kenneth's map, to get Harken, you can only kill less than 3  |
| promoted units (Druid, Bishop, General, and/or Sniper) before Turn 9.  Do so,|
| and Harken will appear.  If not, Karel will appear instead.                  |
|      If you got Jerme's map, to get Harken, do not unlock 4 or more doors    |
| before Turn 9.  If you do, Karel will appear.  If not, Harken will instead.  |
|      He'll appear as an enemy for some reason.  You can recruit him with     |
| Eliwood, Isadora, Marcus, Lowen, Hector, and Oswin.  Others may work as well.|
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| F3. Dieck          | Mercenary       | Weapon: Sword/*Axe              | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Faded Brown Hair, blue clothes, scarred                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Hero                      | With: Heroes Crest                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: The leader of a small band of Mercenaries.  He was hired by Eliwood to  |
| help Roy and his ragtag band of soldiers.                                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 7.89/10 - 9 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Dieck's a solid unit, he and Oujay are interchangeable (though it seems many |
| more prefer Oujay, and for good reason).  He can support with Thany, if      |
| you're interested.                                                           |
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| Acquire: Chapter 2                                                           |
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| He and the rest of his mercenaries will join on Turn 2.                      |
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| F4. Oujay          | Mercenary       | Weapon: Sword/*Axe              | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blue hair, yellow clothing                                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Hero                      | With: Heroes Crest                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: An mercenary hired by Ostia to help in it's time of need.  Meets up with|
| Barth and Wendy as they make their way into Castle Ostia.                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.27/10 - 11 votes - 3 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Oujay's a fan favorite.  If you're set on Dieck, you may not want to use     |
| Oujay.  But, he and Wendy make a devastating duo.  You may be best off using |
| both Mercenaries.                                                            |
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| Acquire: Chapter 8                                                           |
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| He, Barth, and Wendy appear to the northwest a few turns in.                 |
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| F5. Echidna        | Hero            | Weapon: Sword/Axe               | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: White Hair, Green Armor, IS a girl                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: One of the leaders of the rebellion against Etruria.  Though when you   |
| first see her, it seems her days are numbered...                             |
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| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 5.88/10 - 8 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| If you're trying for an 'Roy and girls-only' file, then go ahead and use her.|
| For the most part, her stats are only average, and Def/Res are really low.   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 11A                                                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| First off, in Chapter 9, there are two houses at the top of the map (the     |
| other house to the southwest doesn't matter).  Don't visit either one, or    |
| better yet, visit the LEFT HOUSE.  By doing this, you'll go to the 'A' path  |
| of Chapters 10 and 11.  In Chapter 11A, she appears in a eastern house as an |
| NPC on Turn 8, trying to fight off a decent amount of enemies.  Help her take|
| them out, and talk to her with Lalum.  A bit of caution, though, as there are|
| enemies around Echidna when she first appears.                               |
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| F6. Gerik          | Mercenary       | Weapon: Sword/*Axe/*Bow         | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green hair, purple clothing and headband                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Hero or Ranger            | With: Heroes Crest or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: The leader of a mercenary troop.  Yeah, that's all I got on him.        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 9.65/10 - 13 Votes - 10 tens                     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Gerik is another fine Mercenary with no real weakness.  When it comes time to|
| promote him, the Hero can still use Axes, but he can also become a Ranger,   |
| with added movement plus the ability to use Bows.  Most people prefer the    |
| Ranger, but I honestly don't care which one he becomes.  ...and wow, a lot of|
| people love Gerik.  Guess everyone was able to max stat their Gerik... or    |
| something.  I dunno.                                                         |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 10     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 13     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| In Eirika's route, he, Innes, and Tethys will be at a small fort to the      |
| south.  Have Eirika, Innes, or Tethys talk to him to recruit him.  In        |
| Ephraim's route, he and Tethys will automatically appear to the east as      |
| playable units.                                                              |
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| F7. Caellach       | Hero            | Weapon: Sword/Axe               | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green hair, purple clothing and headband                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Newly appointed Grado General, also known as Tiger Eye.  No longer      |
| satisfied with mercenary work, he dreams of a throne.  He's a SECRET         |
| CHARACTER as well.                                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 3.00/10 - 4 Votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's better than other secret characters, but not by much.                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Creature Campaign                                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Beat Floor 3 of the Tower.                                                   |
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G. Fighter-Warrior (FTWR)
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-The standard axe unit you get.  Generally, Fighters are slow and inaccurate,
and early on, that is the case with the two you get.  Upon upgrade, though,
not only do the then Warriors become very efficient with the axe, they also
gain the ability to use bows as well.  Good for them.  There are 7 Fighters
in all, 2 of which are Bartre.

A * indicates a weapon that character can only use AFTER promotion (if that
character is already promoted, no asterisk is needed).

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| G1. Dorcas         | Fighter         | Weapon: Axe/*Bow                | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Red Hair, tan clothing, built                                    |
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| Promotion: Warrior                   | With: Heroes Crest or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A man who values peace, Dorcas fights to get money to help his wife's   |
| leg condition.                                                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 5.55/10 - 29 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Built or not, Dorcas is only decent as a fighter and a warrior.  Bartre will |
| pass him.  Probably not Geitz, but that's not saying much.                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 11    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 12      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll join Lyn's group in Chapter 4, then return in turn 2 in Eliwood's      |
| route.  If you went Hector's way, he'll rejoin at the beginning of Ch. 12.   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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| G2. Bartre         | Fighter         | Weapon: Axe/*Bow                | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Brown hair, blue clothes, metal band around forehead             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Warrior                   | With: Heroes Crest or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Not the sharpest sword in the shop.  Self-proclaimed rival to Karla.    |
| Apparently, he's also one of Eliwood's guards.  Probably that's              |
| self-proclaimed as well.                                                     |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 7.46/10 - 27 votes - 1 ten                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's much better than Dorcas, and will make a fine Bowman after promotion.   |
| If you're gonna use him, do so in Hector's route so you can get Karla late.  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 11    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 12      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll join in turn 2 of Eliwood's route, or the beginning of Chapter 12 for  |
| Hector.                                                                      |
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| G3. Geitz          | Warrior         | Weapon: Axe/Bow                 | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Magenta Hair, Gray Clothes                                       |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Dunno how, but he's Geese's brother.  Eldest son to a wealthy merchant. |
| His path is one full of confusion.                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 5.27/10 - 22 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| If you were gonna use a Warrior, you would've already promoted Bartre or even|
| Dorcas by now.  He's merely average.                                         |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 23    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 24      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| By the time you reach the necessary chapter, the combined levels of Eliwood, |
| Lyn, and Hector must be MORE than 50.  This way, you'll reach a town level   |
| with Linus as the boss (if not, you'll get a fog-of-war map).  Geitz appears |
| either in the town (if Eliwood route), or to the right of where you start    |
| (Hector).  Talk to him with Dart, but be careful about it, especially if you |
| haven't been training Dart.                                                  |
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| G4. Wade           | Fighter         | Weapon: Axe/*Bow                | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: The blue axefighter                                              |
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| Promotion: Warrior                   | With: Heroes Crest                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: One of the mercenaries led by Dieck, hails from the Western Isles.      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 5.90/10 - 10 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's a solid as far as fighters go, but others are more worthy of Armads.    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 2                                                           |
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| He appears with Dieck and the others on Turn 2.                              |
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| G5. Lott           | Fighter         | Weapon: Axe/*Bow                | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: The gray axefighter                                              |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Warrior                   | With: Heroes Crest                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: One of the mercenaries led by Dieck, hails from the Western Isles.      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 6.30/10 - 10 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| This guy is so similar to Wade, when I went to revamp all the profiles, I    |
| basically copy-pasted Wade's profile into Lott's except for this opinion,    |
| the fan rating, and the word 'blue'.                                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 2                                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He appears with Dieck and the others on Turn 2.                              |
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| G6. Bartre         | Warrior         | Weapon: Axe/Bow                 | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Like his younger self, but with a mustache.  Also older.         |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Fil's dad and Karel's brother in law.  He's also leading an army against|
| Etruria.  He's also looking for Fil.                                         |
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| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 4.50/10 - 9 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| First Marcus, then Karel (kinda), now Bartre's the next victim of becoming   |
| worse upon getting older (or becoming better upon getting younger, whatever).|
| Wade and Lott will best him, and his best support (Fil) is best left for     |
| other, much better units (Noah).                                             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 11B                                                         |
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| First off, in Chapter 9, there are two houses at the top of the map (the     |
| other house to the southwest doesn't matter). Visit the RIGHT HOUSE.  By     |
| doing this, you'll go to the 'B' path of Chapters 10 and 11.  In Chapter 11B,|
| he'll appear to the northwest of the gate with some NPCs and try to attack   |
| the boss, among others.  Stop him from doing so by talking to him with Fil.  |
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| G7. Garcia         | Fighter         | Weapon: Axe/*Bow/*Sword         | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Slick back hair, blue clothes, confident smile                   |
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| Promotion: Warrior or Hero           | With: Heroes Crest or Master Seal     |
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| Bio: An old Renais General that retired some time ago to raise his son Ross. |
| He really only fights again because his son forces him to.                   |
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| Rating:  4/10 | Fan Rating: 4.75/10 - 12 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| With FE8 having such great growths for nearly everyone, it's odd they forgot |
| to do the same for Garcia, as his are terrible.  Don't use him.              |
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| Acquire: Chapter 2                                                           |
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| Recruit Ross, then have Ross recruit Garcia (to do it safely, have Vanessa   |
| transport both over to where you are to avoid those darn bandits).           |
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H. Brigand/Pirate-Berserker (BPBR)
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-Enemy brigands/pirates have the potential to loot villages.  Your
brigands/pirates can't, but they still have the terrain abilities.  Brigands
can slowly but surely traverse through mountainside, while Pirates can walk
over all water (rivers and bigger).  Berserkers can walk on both terrain
types.  Plus, similar to that of a Swordmaster, Berserkers don't gain any new
weapons to wield, instead they get a critical bonus (15% for FE7/8, 30%
for FE6).  There are a total of 6 units of these types.
-Note: In the Japanese version of Fire Emblem US, Brigands were called
'Mountaintheifs', Pirates were called 'Marinetheifs', and those odd Corsair
classes were called 'Laketheifs'.  Also, in Sword of Seals, Brigands were
referred to as 'Bandits'.
-Note 2: In Sword of Seals, Brigands and Pirates promote via the standard
Heroes Crest.  In FE7 & FE8, Pirates (or, more specifically, Dart),
has to use the new Ocean Seal.  Additionally, Pirates (read: Dart)
cannot use the Earth Seal.  Ross would have to use one too if you made him
a Pirate.

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| H1. Dart           | Pirate          | Weapon: Axe                     | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Bandana, looking way off to the side                             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Berserker                 | With: Ocean Seal                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: One of Fargus' trusty pirates.  Most of his past is forgotten partly    |
| due to an injury he suffered years ago.  Both Rebecca and Wil believe he is  |
| Dan, Rebecca's lost brother and Wil's travelling companion.                  |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.78/10 - 28 votes - 6 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's the best Axe-user you can get.  Him and Rebecca make an excellent       |
| support combo.  Skill can be messed up, which isn't good especially for those|
| inaccurate axes, but looking at his other stats, you won't mind.             |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 18    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 19      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He joins at the beginning of the above Chapter.  You don't have to access    |
| Chapter 16xE/17xH to get him, he'll be at the above Chapter regardless.      |
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| H2. Hawkeye        | Berserker       | Weapon: Axe                     | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blonde hair, built with a tan                                    |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: Guardian of the Nabata desert in FE7.  Part of his task involves keeping|
| Fae at bay.                                                                  |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 6.28/10 - 28 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He has high HP (but has barely any HP growth), and his other stats don't suck|
| that badly.  If you really want to use Hawkeye, go right ahead, but there's  |
| better characters out there.                                                 |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 22    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 23      |
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| He'll appear after turn 1.  Talk to him with your main Lord.                 |
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| H3. Gonzalez       | Brigand         | Weapon: Axe                     | FE6 |
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| Appearance: He's the ugly one.  The ugly one with a smile.                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Berserker                 | With: Ocean Seal                      |
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| Bio: Quite the oaf, but a kind-hearted one.  Though he can't talk all too    |
| well, he can still tell the difference between right and wrong.              |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.06/10 - 11 votes - 2 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| I hope you don't mind the Resistance stat, because there's a good chance     |
| Gonzalez will have 0 Res at 20/20.  However, he's a solid unit in the other  |
| categories.                                                                  |
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| Acquire: Chapter 10 (either A or B)                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Depends on whether you take the left house or the right house on Chapter 9.  |
|      If you took the LEFT house, you'll see in him Chapter 10A approaching   |
| from the south.                                                              |
|      If you took the RIGHT house, he'll be in Chapter 10B, approaching from  |
| the north.                                                                   |
|      In both cases, he'll appear as an enemy, and both times, you need to    |
| talk to him with Lilina.                                                     |
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| H4. Geese          | Pirate          | Weapon: Axe                     | FE6 |
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| Appearance: Magenta Hair, blue pirate-like coat                              |
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| Promotion: Berserker                 | With: Ocean Seal                      |
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| Bio: Younger brother of Geitz (consider how young Geese looks and the fact   |
| that FE6 takes place 20 years after FE7, it seems near impossible).  His sea |
| mates were killed by a nearby castle and he vows revenge, etc.               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.40/10 - 10 votes - 2 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Pretty much like Gonzales, except with Res, which doesn't matter too much    |
| for Berserkers.                                                              |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 10A or Chapter 11B                                          |
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| Depends on whether you take the left house or the right house on Chapter 9.  |
|      If you took the LEFT house, you'll see in him Chapter 10A from the      |
| center village.                                                              |
|      If you took the RIGHT house, he'll be in Chapter 11B, appearing from    |
| another center village.                                                      |
|      In both cases, he'll appear as a NPC, and both times, you need to talk  |
| to him with Roy.                                                             |
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| H5. Garret         | Berserker       | Weapon: Axe                     | FE6 |
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| Appearance: Bald and scarred                                                 |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: A bandit that despises his bandit lifestyle.  Yep.                      |
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| Rating:  4/10 | Fan Rating: 4.22/10 - 9 votes                                |
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| Average stats for a Lv 1 Berserker, but bad growth = bad times.  Gonzales and|
| Geese are much better.                                                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 15                                                          |
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| He'll appear after a few turns and head for the east village.  Talk to him   |
| with Lilina the Bandit Negotiator to recruit him.                            |
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| H6. Dozla          | Berserker       | Weapon: Axe                     | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green hair/beard, scratched red armor                            |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: A loyal vassel to Princess L'Arachel, and will gladly fight for her and |
| Rausten.                                                                     |
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| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 4.38/10 - 8 votes                                |
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| He's got pep, but not a lot of talent.  He'll turn out only average.         |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 11     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 11     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| In Eirika's route, he and L'Arachel will appear as NPCs some ways away.  Have|
| L'Arachel talk to him.  In Ephraim's route, partway through, the two of them |
| will appear on their boat as NPCs.  Again, talk to him with L'Arachel.       |
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I. Pegasus Knight-Falcoknight (PKFK)
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-Pegasus Knights are the first winged units you receive.  The class always
exclusive to women, terrain does not affect the movement of Pegasus Knights,
and neither does battle bonuses that terrain gives.  Arrows deal triple
damage to Pegasus Knights (as do wind spells in SoS), but the Delphi Shield
(acquired in Ch.26E/27H US, Ch.16 SoS - steal from boss) remedies that.
Weaker P. Knights can level up best by defeating myrmidons and all magic
users.  Also, in both games, the three P. Knights you get can Triangle
Attack.  There are 9 Pegasus Knights in all, 2 sets of sisters.
-NOTE: In the japanese games, 'Falcoknight' is called 'Falconknight'.  Note
the extra 'n'.
-NOTE2: In FE8, you have the option of making Pegasus Knights into Wyvern
Knights.  Many prefer WK's, but I don't.  I like the ability to use those
light-as-a-feather swords over Pierce (it's overrated, admit it.  Unless you
fight a General.  But that's uncommon).

A * indicates a weapon that character can only use AFTER promotion (if that
character is already promoted, no asterisk is needed).

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| I1. Florina        | Pegasus Knight  | Weapon: Lance/*Sword            | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Lavender hair, blue/white armor, quite small compared to others  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Falcoknight               | With: Elysian Whip or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: The youngest of the three FE7 Pegasus sisters.  A good friend of Lyn's, |
| she follows Lyn on her quest.  She is timid and afraid of men, and rather new|
| to the art of Pegasus Knighting.  Yeah.                                      |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.89/10 - 30 votes - 9 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| I've always liked Pegasus Knights, no matter who they may be.  Florina won't |
| disappoint.  As long as you're careful with her (if she dies from an Archer  |
| or, worse yet, an Axe-user, she's not bad; you're just the idiot who can't   |
| properly strategize), she'll become a champ in no time.  Though those who    |
| hate her for her frailty do have a point, her Defense is really low, even    |
| for Pegasus Knights.  Her speed should make up for that, though (via evade). |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 15    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 16      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| In Lyn's story, she'll join at the beginning of Chapter 3.  When you get into|
| the main game, she'll rejoin you at the beginning of the above Chapter.      |
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| I2. Fiora          | Pegasus Knight  | Weapon: Lance/*Sword            | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Teal Hair, blue/white armor                                      |
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| Promotion: Falcoknight               | With: Elysian Whip or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Commander of the 5th Wing of Ilia's Pegasus Knights.  Her troop is      |
| wiped out, Fiora the lone survivor.  Florina's oldest sister.                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.54/10 - 28 votes - 6 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Like Florina, Fiora can be an excellent character if you're not stupid about |
| it.  She'll max out skill really quick, but not so much speed.               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 18    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 19      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll appear as an NPC a couple of turns in.  Talk to her with Florina.     |
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| I3. Farina         | Pegasus Knight  | Weapon: Lance/*Sword            | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Dark Blue Hair, Dark Blue Armor                                  |
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| Promotion: Falcoknight               | With: Elysian Whip or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Member of the 3rd wing of Ilia's Pegasus Knights.  She and Fiora had a  |
| big argument back and left her sisters.  Cares way too much about money.     |
| The 2nd oldest FE7 Pegasus sister.                                           |
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| Rating: 10/10 | Fan Rating: 9.26/10 - 26 votes - 8 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll be even better than both Florina and Fiora.  For starters, she maxes  |
| Strength rather quickly.  Her other stats, though only slightly better than  |
| the other two, are still an improvement, and that's saying a lot.  Plus, once|
| you get her, you can finally use the Triangle Attack.                        |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Never Seen    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 25      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll appear as an NPC a few turns in, and approach Hector to begin         |
| negotiations.  She'll join you if you're willing to pay her 20,000 Gold.     |
| Accept, and she's yours.  Decline, and she'll stick around, probably waiting |
| for you to gather enough money to pay her.  She isn't even seen in Eliwood's |
| route.                                                                       |
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| I4. Thany          | Pegasus Knight  | Weapon: Lance/*Sword            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blue hair, white/blue clothes, wide open smile                   |
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| Promotion: Falcoknight               | With: Elysian Whip                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A member of Dieck's mercenaries, also the youngest of the three FE6     |
| Pegasus sisters.  Also a possible bride for Roy.                             |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.23/10 - 9 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She's fast and lucky, good qualities for a Pegasus Knight.  Her strength may |
| struggle, though, but not enough to warrant much concern.                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 2                                                           |
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| She, along with Dieck and his mercenaries, appear on Turn 2.                 |
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| I5. Tate           | Pegasus Knight  | Weapon: Lance/*Sword            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Light Blue hair, blue clothes, serious look                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Falcoknight               | With: Elysian Whip                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: The middle child of FE6's Pegasus sisters, she happily serves under the |
| Sniper Klein.                                                                |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.12/10 - 9 votes - 1 ten                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| I like using Thany a lot more than Tate.  Combined with the difficult process|
| of acquiring Tate, she might not be worth it.  But, she does make for a solid|
| Pegasus Knight regardless.                                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 11A or Chapter 10B                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Again, it depends on which house you enter in Chapter 9, but only in her     |
| location.  In both cases, she'll enter in late as an enemy, and both times   |
| you recruit her using newly recruited Klein.                                 |
|      If you went into the LEFT house, she'll be in Chapter 11A, near the top |
| right of the map.                                                            |
|      If you went into the RIGHT house, she'll be in Chapter 10B, near the top|
| of the level.                                                                |
|      The difficulty comes in keeping everyone alive from both Klein's and    |
| Tate's reinforcements, and if Tate gets a chance to attack someone, she'll   |
| get beated badly.                                                            |
|      It's also said that having Thany talk to her will turn Tate into an NPC,|
| although that makes her prone to killing herself against enemies as opposed  |
| to you instead.                                                              |
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| I6. Yunno          | Falconknight    | Weapon: Lance/Sword             | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Bright Purple hair, blue Armor                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: The oldest Pegasus sister in FE6, she's so old, she found Zealot        |
| attractive enough to marry.  Poor, misguided Yunno...                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  4/10 | Fan Rating: 2.88/10 - 8 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She enters the fray as a Level 9 Falconknight, and she only has 11 Str.  For |
| the record, that's bad.  Triangle Attack gains her a point, but the armors in|
| FE6 can do it as well, so that's not much of a boost.  Zealot's influence is |
| too much on Yunno.                                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 20B                                                         |
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| When you reach Chapter 17, you need to get the 'B' series of chapters        |
| (17-20x), the ones where you go up to snowy Ilia.  To do so, the combined    |
| levels of Thany and Tate must be greater than that of Sue and Shin.  Then, in|
| Chapter 20B, you'll find NPC Yunno in a jail cell with some civilians.  Talk |
| to her with Thany, Tate, or if you dare, Zealot.                             |
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| I7. Vanessa        | Pegasus Knight  | Weapon: Lance/*Sword            | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green hair, white/red clothing                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Falcoknight or Wyv. Knight| With: Elysian Whip or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A trusted soldier to King Hayden.  Has a crush on Prince Innes.         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.05/10 - 10 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Her strength growth isn't just bad, it's consistantly bad.  This is one of   |
| those times where making her a Wyvern Knight for Pierce is a pretty good idea|
| (though I still never do that).                                              |
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| Acquire: Chapter 2                                                           |
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| She'll join at the beginning of the Chapter.                                 |
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| I8. Tana           | Pegasus Knight  | Weapon: Lance/*Sword            | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blue hair, large armor, innocent smile                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Falcoknight or Wyv. Knight| With: Elysian Whip or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: The Princess of Frelia.  Fights to help Eirika and Eprhaim, despite what|
| Innes and King Hayden say.                                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 9.17/10 - 12 votes - 3 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Just like Vanessa, but with Strength growth.  Other differences between the  |
| two are not worth noting.                                                    |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 9      | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 9      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| For Eirika, Tana will be right by her side.  For Ephraim, though Tana will be|
| already converted, she'll have no weapon to use, and will also be locked up. |
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| I9. Syrene         | Falcoknight     | Weapon: Lance/Sword             | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green hair, a look of grace and beauty                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: One of Frelia's finest knights, and also Vanessa's sister.              |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 6.97/10 - 8 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| For a prepromoted unit (such as most of the secret characters), Syrene turns |
| out alright.  She's prone to death if even a couple of enemies gang up on    |
| her, but her, Vanessa, and Tana can Triangle Attack, and that's always good  |
| stuff.                                                                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 17                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll be an NPC at the center of the map trying to defend several civilians.|
| Talk to her with Vanessa or Tana.                                            |
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J. Wyvern Rider-Wyvern Lord/Knight (WRWL)
----------------------------------------
-The other winged unit you get.  They have the same lack of terrain bonuses as
Pegasus Knights and are just as weak against arrows and wind spells (SoS).
Unlike Pegasus Knights, Wyvern Riders have more defense, but much lower
resistance.  The Delphi Shield can help against arrows, so with that equipped,
Wyvern Riders can become formidable opponents.
-NOTE: In the japanese games, the classes are named "Dragon Knight" and
"Dragon Master", respectively.  I understand the change from 'Dragon' to
'Wyvern' to avoid story confusion (We're trying to stop dragons from coming
to Elibe, but we have a couple of people who ride them!), but the name
'Wyvern Lord' bugs the crap outta me.  The Lord moniker is solely for the
main character(s), not people like Vaida... that just gets to me.
-FUN NOTE: In Fire Emblems 1 and 3 (the two that starred Marth), Pegasus
Knights promoted to Dragon Knights.

A * indicates a weapon that character can only use AFTER promotion (if that
character is already promoted, no asterisk is needed).

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| J1. Heath          | Wyvern Rider    | Weapon: Lance/*Sword            | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green/white hair, black armor                                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Wyvern Lord               | With: Elysian Whip or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Formerly of Bern.  He was forced to abdicate from Bern's army and become|
| a mercenary.  Still very prideful of his Bern heritage.                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.28/10 - 29 votes - 2 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's a very dependable character, especially with Priscilla support.  He can |
| stand up against any direct weapon user very easily.                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 21    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 22      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll appear as an enemy.  Talk to him with any Lord.                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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| J2. Vaida          | Wyvern Lord     | Weapon: Lance/Sword             | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Short blonde hair, scar across eye, too much lipstick            |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A warrior who proudly fights for Bern.  Acts quite savage.              |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 5.38/10 - 26 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She doesn't have her enhanced stats from before, and without them, she's     |
| nothing special.  Use if you're desperate to replace a fallen Heath...       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 27    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 29      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Three chapters earlier, she'll be a boss with super stats.  Don't get near   |
| her and, more importantly, don't kill her.  Then, in the above chapters, when|
| you advance to a certain point, she and a couple of reinforcements ride in   |
| from where you started.  Talk to her with your main Lord.                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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| J3. Miledy         | Dragon Knight   | Weapon: Lance/*Sword            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Red hair and armor                                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Dragon Master             | With: Elysian Whip                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: In service to Bern, more specifically Princess Guinevere.  When she     |
| learns that Guinevere joined Roy's Lycia Alliance Army, she decides to be by |
| her side.                                                                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 9.12/10 - 9 votes - 5 tens                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She's a solid unit, though not as elite as other units can be.  You won't be |
| disappointed with Miledy.                                                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 13                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll fly to Roy and talk to him a couple of turns into Chapter 13, and     |
| joins right there.                                                           |
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| J4. Zeiss          | Dragon Knight   | Weapon: Lance/*Sword            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Red hair, black armor                                            |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Dragon Master             | With: Elysian Whip                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Miledy's brother.  He becomes a scapegoat in one of Narshen's failures, |
| partly because of Miledy's defection to the Lycian army, which he refuses to |
| believe.  I think I got that right.                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 9.34/10 - 9 votes - 4 tens                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He and his sister are interchangable.  He doesn't have a stat that's much    |
| worse than Miledy, or one that's much better than her.                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 16                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll appear at the very top left corner (where the secret shop is).  The    |
| only way you can reach him is to break a nearby wall down.  Then, talk to him|
| with Miledy.                                                                 |
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| J5. Cormag         | Wyvern Rider    | Weapon: Lance/*Sword            | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blonde hair, blue armor, looking at something oddly              |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Wyv. Lord or Wyv. Knight  | With: Elysian Whip or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: He is the brother of Glen, one of Grado's Imperial Three.  When Glen    |
| dies, he seeks revenge.                                                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 9.13/10 - 13 votes - 7 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| I can't seem to give the Wyvern units a score other than 8 (except for       |
| crappy Vaida), but they're all warranted.  Cormag makes for an exceptional   |
| Wyvern unit, whether you make him a Lord or a Knight.                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 13     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 10     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| For Eirika, Cormag will appear from the south after some time.  Talk to him  |
| with Eirika.  Don't kill the boss too early, or else you'll miss him         |
| altogether.  For Ephraim, he'll start out to the southeast.  Recruit Duessel,|
| then have him talk to Cormag.  You can also just have Tana talk to Cormag in |
| Ephraim's route, but not Eirika's.  Note that Cormag is an enemy in both     |
| instances.                                                                   |
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| J6. Glen           | Wyvern Lord     | Weapon: Lance/Sword             | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blonde hair, orange armor                                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: One of the Imperial Three, also known as the Sunstone.  Is puzzled as to|
| why the Emperor made creepy Valter a General.  Is a SECRET CHARACTER.        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 6.50/10 - 4 votes                                |
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| He's one of the better secret characters, his stats are solid enough (though |
| he is a bit slow), and from what I've seen, he can hold his own against Ruins|
| enemies.                                                                     |
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| Acquire: Creature Campaign                                                   |
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| Clear the 5th floor of the Ruins.  You get him and Hayden in a package.      |
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| J7. Valter         | Wyvern Knight   | Weapon: Lance                   | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blue/black hair/armor, looks creepy                              |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: One of Vigarde's newly appointed Generals, he is also known as          |
| Moonstone.  He's fascinated with Ephraim, and moreso Eirika.  Additionally,  |
| he's a SECRET CHARACTER.                                                     |
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| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 3.50/10 - 4 votes                                |
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| For being such a scary guy (and a tough boss for some) in the main story,    |
| Valter is so frail now.  He can pierce all he wants, he's not a good unit.   |
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| Acquire: Creature Campaign                                                   |
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| Clear the 7th floor of the Ruins.                                            |
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K. Archer-Sniper (ARSN)
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-Archers and Snipers are the only attacking pair of classes that can't attack
directly.  Their only weapon, the Bow, serves them well, though, so don't
count them out.  Personally, I prefer a Sniper over a Nomadic Trooper because
the Sniper knows it's place rather than deciding whether to have the
Nmd Trooper use a sword or bow.  The Archer/Sniper is the only class that
can use the long-range Battista's that are scattered about in various chapters.
Their arrows are killer against flying units.  There are 7 archers in all.
-NOTE: In FE8, Archers can promote into Rangers, which are like Nomadic Troopers
but without the stupid nomad theme to it.  They can use Swords, so I'll make
that note for Neimi's profile.

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| K1. Wil            | Archer          | Weapon: Bow                     | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Brown Hair, teal clothing                                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Sniper                    | With: Orion's Bolt or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: From Pherae, he had travelled alongside a man named Dan for a time.     |
| Later on, he ends up serving House Caelin.                                   |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.53/10 - 23 votes - 1 ten                       |
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| Not as good as Rebecca.  They say he's better because he has better Defense. |
| Since when was defense an issue for characters that weren't meant to be      |
| attacked in the first place?  On average, it's only a couple of points better|
| than Rebecca's, while his speed, crucial for Archers, isn't that impressive. |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 15    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 16      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He joins in Chapter 3 in Lyn's story, but for the above requirements, he will|
| be alongside Lyn, Kent, and Sain, to the southeast.                          |
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| K2. Rebecca        | Archer          | Weapon: Bow                     | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green Hair/cap, orange clothing                                  |
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| Promotion: Sniper                    | With: Orion's Bolt or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Daughter of a village magistrate, part of Pherae.  She wants to look for|
| her missing brother, who may be closer than she thinks...                    |
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| Rating: 10/10 | Fan Rating: 8.90/10 - 31 votes - 12 tens                     |
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| She's the quickest Archer you can get, her Luck and Skill are excellent as   |
| well.  Raven support is a plus.  If you want to use an Archer, use Rebecca.  |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 11    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 12      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll appear at the beginning of the above Chapter.                         |
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| K3. Louise         | Sniper          | Weapon: Bow                     | FE7 |
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| Appearance: Long blonde hair, pink clothing                                  |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: Pent's lovely wife.  She lives and dies by Pent.  Lucky guy.            |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 5.77/10 - 24 votes                               |
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| With automatic Pent support, she can become a decent Sniper.  However, with  |
| Rebecca and even Wil available, Louise should be only a standby should one or|
| both of them die.                                                            |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 24    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 26      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll appear at the beginning of the above Chapter.                         |
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| K4. Wolt           | Archer          | Weapon: Bow                     | FE6 |
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| Appearance: Blonde/green hair, blue clothing                                 |
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| Promotion: Sniper                    | With: Orion's Bolt                    |
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| Bio: Rebecca's son, and a close friend of Roy's.                             |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 7.73/10 - 9 votes                                |
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| I compared Wolt and Dorothy when they both reached Level 20 (unpromoted).    |
| Wolt slightly edged Dorothy out in a few stats like Skill and Speed.  For the|
| most part, the two of them are interchangable.                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 1                                                           |
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| He's a starting character.                                                   |
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| K5. Dorothy        | Archer          | Weapon: Bow                     | FE6 |
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| Appearance: Pugly, brown clothing and hair                                   |
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| Promotion: Sniper                    | With: Orion's Bolt                    |
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| Bio: Saul's Bodyguard.  Disapproves of his womanizing.                       |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 7.56/10 - 9 votes                                |
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| I compared Wolt and Dorothy when they both reached Level 20 (unpromoted).    |
| Dorothy edges Wolt out in Strength and Defense, so she's tougher.  For the   |
| most part, the two of them are interchangable.                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 6                                                           |
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| She's join at the beginning of the chapter.                                  |
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| K6. Klein          | Sniper          | Weapon: Bow                     | FE6 |
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| Appearance: Like a prettier Wolt, for the most part                          |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: The son of Pent and Louise, and Clarine's brother.  Commander of his own|
| troops on the Western Isles.                                                 |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 6.28/10 - 9 votes                                |
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| Klein with Clarine and/or Tate support is a pretty good Sniper.  Wolt and    |
| Dorothy are still better, though.                                            |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquired: Chapter 11A or Chapter 10B                                         |
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| Again, it depends on which house you enter in Chapter 9, but only in his     |
| location.  In both cases, he'll enter in late as an enemy, and both times    |
| you recruit him using Clarine.                                               |
|      If you went into the LEFT house, he'll be in Chapter 11A, near the      |
| bottom of the map.                                                           |
|      If you went into the RIGHT house, he'll be in Chapter 10B, near the     |
| bottom of the map.                                                           |
|      The difficulty comes in keeping everyone alive from both Klein's and    |
| Tate's reinforcements, and if Tate gets a chance to attack someone, she'll   |
| get beated badly.                                                            |
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| K7. Igrene         | Sniper          | Weapon: Bow                     | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Tanned with blonde hair, like Hawkeye                            |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: Hawkeye's daughter, she's the guardian of Nabata in Roy's time.  Ensures|
| Fae's safety.                                                                |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 6.18/10 - 8 votes                                |
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| Meh.  The other three can fill your sniping needs just fine.                 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 15                                                          |
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| She'll be part of your party at the beginning of the Chapter.                |
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| K8. Neimi          | Archer          | Weapon: Bow/*Sword              | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Purple hair, purple clothing                                     |
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| Promotion: Sniper or Ranger          | With: Orion's Bolt or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Her village was destroyed by bandits, only her and Colm were able to    |
| escape.  Much to Colm's chagrin, she's quite a crybaby.                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.37/10 - 12 votes - 2 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Neimi is the only real Archer you get (you get Innes, but he's a Sniper).    |
| But, I've noticed that she doesn't have a really excellent stat, they're all |
| merely above average.  I like Neimi, but she isn't really elite.             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 3                                                           |
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| She'll join automatically at the beginning of the chapter.                   |
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| K9. Innes          | Sniper          | Weapon: Bow                     | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Gray hair, teal clothing, serious look                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: The Prince of Frelia.  Has a friendly? grudge against Ephraim.          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 6.58/10 - 10 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| If you made Neimi a Ranger, Innes is your only source for Sniper action.     |
| For the most part, he's actually pretty good, especially for a prepromote.   |
| Don't be afraid to use him.                                                  |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 10     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 15     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| In Eirika's route, Innes will be in a fort with Gerik and Tethys.  Talking to|
| him with Eirika and probably Tana/Vanessa will work.  In Ephraim's route,    |
| Innes will be with Eirika at the start of Chapter 15.                        |
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L. Nomad-Nomadic Trooper, Ranger (NMNT)
----------------------------------------
-Like the archer, the nomad's primary weapon is the bow.  Unlike the archer,
however, the nomad has higher movement due to it's being mounted, and gains
the ability to use swords after promotion.  I still stick by my preference of
the archer, however, since they know their place.  Don't know what I mean?
Tough.  Nomads all hail from Sacae (and they all like green hair...), and most
of them have their own honor code, etc.  There are a total of 4 Nomads in the
two games (only 1 in US FE...)
-In FE8, the Nomads are gone (mainly because there is no Sacae in the game).
The closest thing is the Ranger, which Mercenaries and Archers can promote into.
It's basically a Nomadic Trooper, but without the crappy nomad theme (as shown
via the sword animation).  The only default Ranger, the secret character Hayden,
is listed here.

A * indicates a weapon that character can only use AFTER promotion (if that
character is already promoted, no asterisk is needed).

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| L1. Rath           | Nomad           | Weapon: Bow/*Sword              | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green hair, brown clothing and bandana                           |
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| Promotion: Nomadic Trooper           | With: Orion's Bolt or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: His clan was wiped out when he was still a child.  He had been sent away|
| from his tribe as that tribe forsaw a great evil approaching.  Nowadays, he's|
| a mercenary.                                                                 |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.18/10 - 29 votes - 1 ten                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's the only Nomad in FE7, and he's a great one.  If you hate Archers (and  |
| for some weird reason there's a lot of you), Rath's an excellent bowman.     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 21    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 22      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll join in Lyn's story in Chapter 6, but for the main, game, he'll return |
| in the above chapters as an NPC.  Talk to him with Lyn.                      |
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| L2. Sue            | Nomad           | Weapon: Bow/*Sword              | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green hair, red clothing and headband                            |
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| Promotion: Nomadic Trooper           | With: Orion's Bolt                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Granddaughter of the Silver Wolf Dayan (which makes her Rath's daughter)|
| who was captured by a traitorous Lycian territory.  Possible candidate for   |
| Roy's bride.                                                                 |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.89/10 - 9 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Sue's an excellent Nomad, but she lacks strength, so much so, her score was  |
| lowered to a seven.  Starts at Level 1, though, that helps.                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 6                                                           |
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| She'll be in a prison cell, to the left, 2nd one down.  She'll be an NPC,    |
| joining when Roy talks to her.                                               |
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| L3. Shin           | Nomad           | Weapon: Bow/*Sword              | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green everything                                                 |
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| Promotion: Nomadic Trooper           | With: Orion's Bolt                    |
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| Bio: Just some Sacaen mercenary, but has sworn to protect Sue.               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.23/10 - 9 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Shin also has a strength problem, but not as bad as Sue.  If you're going to |
| just use one, might as well be Shin.                                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 9                                                           |
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| He and Fil will appear as enemies in the fog-of-war map.  When he appears,   |
| talk to him with Sue.                                                        |
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| L4. Dayan          | Nomadic Trooper | Weapon: Bow/Sword               | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Gold clothing, green hair and mustache                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Known as the Silver Wolf, he is Rath's father.  He's in charge of a     |
| Sacae liberation front, using guerilla tactics to keep enemies off guard.    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  3/10 | Fan Rating: 3.38/10 - 8 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| The old man can't keep up with his children, grandchildren, and men of no    |
| relation.  If Sue or Shin die, still keep Dayan on the bench.                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 20A                                                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| First off, before you reach Chapter 17, you need to make sure the combined   |
| level ups of Sue and Shin are greater than that of Thany and Tate.  If so,   |
| then you'll access the Sacae section of Chapters 17-20x ('A').  So, in       |
| Chapter 20A, Dayan will appear after a few turns.  Talk to him with Shin,    |
| Sue, or even Roy.                                                            |
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| L5. Hayden         | Ranger          | Weapon: Bow/Sword               | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Gray hair, teal armor, built and old                             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: The King of Frelia, who is a big help in Eirika's and Ephraim's efforts.|
| He's also a SECRET CHARACTER.                                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  4/10 | Fan Rating: 3.25/10 - 4 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Blech.  He comes with Silver Weapons, and even with them you'll find it hard |
| to succeed with him.  Another bad secret character.                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Creature Campaign                                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Clear the 5th floor of the ruins.                                            |
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M. Monk/Priest/Cleric-Bishop (MCBS)
----------------------------------------
-The first magic class that I'm covering is the light-magic users.  Simply
put, Monks use Light Magic, Clerics use staves, and Bishops can use both.
Monks/Bishops are effective against shamans and druids.  Clerics are the first
healing units you'll get in both games, so you'll be using them quite often
until you get a troubadour.  There are 10 characters under these classes.
-NOTE: The Monk class does not appear in FE6, as it made it's initial
appearance in FE7.  In FE6 (and again in FE8), you can consider the female
healer the Cleric, and the male healer the Priest (though in FE6, the men
were called Clerics too).
-NOTE TWO: In the japanese version of Fire Emblem 7, 'Cleric' is called
'Sister', like in the old Fire Emblem games.

A * indicates a weapon that character can only use AFTER promotion (if that
character is already promoted, no asterisk is needed).

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| M1. Lucius         | Monk            | Magic:  Light/*Staff            | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: long blonde hair, blue clothing, is a man but looks like a girl  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Bishop                    | With: Guiding Ring or Earth Crest     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: An orphan, Lucius eventually ends up traveling with Raven.  His         |
| physical 'curse' is that he looks like an attractive woman.  Jury's still out|
| as to whether that's a bad thing.                                            |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating: 10/10 | Fan Rating: 8.84/10 - 29 votes - 7 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Every time I've used him, he always comes to close to maxing out a ton of    |
| stats.  The glaring exception being Defense, where he receives very little.  |
| You won't mind, I would think.                                               |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 16    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 17      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He joins Lyn's story in Chapter 7, but in the main game, he'll be locked up  |
| in a cell as an NPC.  When you recruit Raven, have him talk to Lucius.       |
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| M2. Serra          | Cleric          | Magic:  Staff/*Light            | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: pink hair, white/purple clothing                                 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Bishop                    | With: Guiding Ring or Earth Crest     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Works for House Ostia.  She's into fashion and is ultra outgoing.       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.09/10 - 28 votes - 1 ten                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She's can be as good as Lucius.  You'll have a heck of a time leveling her up|
| to Level 20.  She'll get tons of Speed and Luck as well.                     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 13    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 12      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Though she'll join Lyn's story in Chapter 5, she'll rejoin Hector's bunch at |
| the beginning of Chapter 12.  If you're main Lord is Eliwood, she won't      |
| rejoin until a Chapter later.                                                |
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| M3. Renault        | Bishop          | Magic:  Light/Staff             | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: faded blue hair, gray clothing                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Hangs around in Valor, has a mysterious past, slowly revealed in his    |
| support conversations.                                                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  4/10 | Fan Rating: 3.52/10 - 24 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He comes at Level 16 promoted, and only has 12 Magic.  Yoink his Fortify     |
| staff, and only bring him along if you want to see some of his supports.     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 30    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 32      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Visit the northern-most house.  Note that if you visit the southern-most, you|
| get to see Sophia make a cameo.  Dunno what's she's doing on Valor, though.  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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| M4. Ellen          | Cleric          | Magic:  Staff/*Light            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: brown hair, white clothing, sad                                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Bishop                    | With: Guiding Ring                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Princess Guinevere's Aid.  She eludes capture so she can get Roy to help|
| her princess.                                                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 6.80/10 - 10 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She's the first healer you get, and when you can promote her (and actually   |
| have Light tomes to use), she's a rather decent unit.  Decent enough for a   |
| rating of eight, at least.                                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 2                                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll join in the beginning of the Chapter.                                 |
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| M5. Saul           | Cleric          | Magic:  Staff/*Light            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: blue hair, red sash                                              |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Bishop                    | With: Guiding Ring                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A priest of the Elimine church.  A womanizer, he's popular enough to    |
| warrant a bodyguard in Dorothy.                                              |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 7.80/10 - 10 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Saul's the best Bishop you'll get, with no real weakness.  Give him Dorothy  |
| support (or some other girl; he's a womanizer, he probably has quite a few   |
| supports with women) and he'll be even better.                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 6                                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll join in the beginning of the Chapter.                                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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| M6. Yodel          | Bishop          | Magic:  Light/*Staff            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Old and happy, blue clothes                                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A bigshot at the Elimine church.  He decides to help Roy in his quest.  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  3/10 | Fan Rating: 4.12/10 - 9 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He gives you a legendary weapon (Malte if you went to Sacae, Mulgre if you   |
| went to Ilia), as well as the Holy Maiden staff (works like Latona in FE8).  |
| That's all the usefulness he has for you.  He's rated lower than Renault     |
| because his stats are terrible, and he's at Level 20!  At least Renault has  |
| a little room for some improvement.                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 21                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll join in the beginning of the Chapter.                                  |
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| M7. Artur          | Monk            | Magic:  Light/*Staff/*Anima     | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: curly orange hair, blue clothing                                 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Bishop or Sage            | With: Guiding Ring or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: From a village in Za'ha woods, he takes it upon himself to rid Magval of|
| the monsters that now haunt the land.                                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.23/10 - 13 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's a great character.  He's low on Luck and Defense, which are common for  |
| Monks.  Some people like him as a Sage, and I tend to agree with that.       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 4                                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll join in the beginning of the Chapter.                                  |
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| M8. Moulder        | Priest          | Magic:  Staff/*Light/*Anima     | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: screams 'brown', has a mustache                                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Bishop or Sage            | With: Guiding Ring or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Another Frelian vassal, the Frelian holy man I would think.             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 4.87/10 - 11 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Liek, omg, his con makes him awesum!  Um, no.  Stats make a character        |
| awesome, Con is merely an annoyance remedied by a Body Ring or two.  Moulder,|
| though having a good load of Con, doesn't have crap for stats.  He's terrible|
| in that respect, really.  You get Natasha real soon after you get Moulder,   |
| use her to heal instead of Moulder.                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 2                                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll join in the beginning of the Chapter.                                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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| M9. Natasha        | Cleric          | Magic:  Staff/*Light            | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: blonde hair, white clothing                                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Bishop or Valkyrie        | With: Guiding Ring or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A Grado cleric, she just knows that something is terribly wrong with    |
| what Grado is doing, but she can't find anybody who'll hear her plight.      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.65/10 - 13 votes - 2 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| You'll be mainly using her as a healer.  Her Magic, and moreso her Skill,    |
| suffer a good deal, but her other stats are solid for her promoted class.    |
| She'd be really good as a Bishop to take out those darn Monsters.            |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 5                                                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll join in the beginning of the Chapter.                                 |
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| M10. Riev          | Bishop          | Magic:  Light/Staff             | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: red hair, yellow/green skin                                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A newly appointed Grado General, known as Blood Beryl.  He has some     |
| grudge against castle Rausten.  Is also a SECRET CHARACTER.                  |
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| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 3.50/10 - 4 votes                                |
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| His stats are alright, Skill being the best one.  Nothing too special.       |
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| Acquire: Creature Campaign                                                   |
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| Clear the 7th floor of the Tower.                                            |
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N. Troubadour-Valkyrie/Mage Knight (TRVK)
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-Troubadours are the only mounted magic users in the two games.  Troubadours
can only heal, while the promoted Valkyrie can use Anima magic.  They usually
take their sweet time on magic growth as well before promotion, so watch out
for that.  You don't get many people in this class, a total of 5 characters in
the 3 games are Troubadours/Valkyries/Mage Knights.
-NOTE: In FE8, Valkryies change magic, using Light tomes instead of Anima.
Mage Knights, which return in FE8, can use Anima magic and staves just like
Valkyries used to do.
-NOTE2: In the japanese games, 'Valkyrie' is called 'Valkyuria'.  Yeah.

A * indicates a weapon that character can only use AFTER promotion (if that
character is already promoted, no asterisk is needed).

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| N1. Priscilla      | Troubadour      | Magic:  Staff/*Anima            | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: red hair with a feather in it, green clothes                     |
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| Promotion: Valkyrie                  | With: Guiding Ring or Earth Seal      |
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| Bio: Raven's sister, formerly of House Cornwell, adopted into Etruria.       |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.59/10 - 28 votes - 8 tens                      |
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| When I've used her, she never disappoints.  She's fast, somewhat strong, and |
| can support with a variety of great characters (Raven, Heath).  Be patient   |
| with her Troubadour form and you'll be glad you waited until Lv. 20.         |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 14    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 14      |
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| Visit the southern house.                                                    |
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| N2. Clarine        | Troubadour      | Magic:  Staff/*Anima            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: blonde hair w/ponytail, white/pink clothes, angry                |
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| Promotion: Valkyrie                  | With: Guiding Ring                    |
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| Bio: Klein's sister, daughter of Pent and Louise.  Unlike those three, she's |
| REALLY stuck up (you should see how she treats poor Rutger).  It's a surprise|
| she joins Roy's raggedy gang.                                                |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.23/10 - 9 votes - 3 tens                       |
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| She's like Priscilla, but with absolutely no Magic growth.  One time, she had|
| the same 2 Magic at Level 15 unpromoted.  That's why she loses a point.      |
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| Acquire: Chapter 4                                                           |
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| She'll come running out of Laus.  Let her talk to Roy, and she'll join.      |
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| N3. Cecilia        | Valkyuria       | Magic: Anima/Staff              | FE6 |
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| Appearance: pale green hair, purple clothes, smiling                         |
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| Is Already Promoted, which is a shame                                        |
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| Bio: The Mage General of Etruria.  She was Roy's tutor, and backs him up     |
| quite often early on before she joins.  An honorable woman.                  |
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| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 4.86/10 - 7 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Looking at her stats, you'd think she would be unpromoted.  But that's not   |
| the case.  You'll be lucky to achieve 20 in any stat.  Wierd thing is, she   |
| did quite well for me in my first playthrough of that game.  Must've been    |
| that Aircalibur...                                                           |
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| Acquire: Chapter 14                                                          |
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| She'll join at the beginning of the chapter.                                 |
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| N4. L'Arachel      | Troubadour      | Magic: Staff/*Anima/*Light      | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: bright green hair, bright lavender clothing                      |
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| Promotion: Valkyrie or Mage Knight   | With: Guiding Ring or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: The Princess of Rausten.  Her ego is unmatched, her quest to rid the    |
| world of foul monstrosities seems never ending, but she and her guard Dozla  |
| will fight to the end!                                                       |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.77/10 - 11 votes - 5 tens                      |
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| Like Priscilla, it's hard leveling her up to 20 unpromoted, but from there,  |
| her only limits lie in the low caps for Mage Knight or Valkyrie.  She'll max |
| a good chunk of those out.                                                   |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 11     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 11     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll be an NPC both times (for Ephraim, you'll have to wait a few turns for|
| her to appear).  Talk to who with Ephraim or Eirika, whichever one you're    |
| Lording right now.                                                           |
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| N5. Selena         | Mage Knight     | Magic: Anima/Staff              | FE8 |
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| Appearance: blonde hair, black clothing, quite beautiful                     |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: One of Grado's Imperial Three, also known as Fluorspar.  She too wants  |
| to question Vigarde's actions, but unlike Duessel, just fights for Grado     |
| until the bitter end.  She is a SECRET CHARACTER.                            |
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| Rating:  3/10 | Fan Rating: 2.75/10 - 4 votes - 1 zero                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| I go back to Cecilia having such bad starting stats.  Selena's is only       |
| just slightly better, but she starts at Level 13!  Horrible...               |
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| Acquire: Creature Campaign                                                   |
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| Defeat the Tower of Valni not once, not twice, but thrice, then battle again.|
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O. Mage-Sage (MGSG)
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-The classic magic using class.  Mages are efficent with Anima magic, and
gain the ability to use staves upon promotion.  Though they usually have high
magic and resistance, their defense is less than stellar.  You'll come across
enough enemy mages and sages to call it a day (especially those that come
with Bolting), and the few you get are all good, none of them are really bad.
There are 8 in all.
-NOTE: In FE8, Sages gain the ability to use Light Magic.  The Mage's other
promotion alternative, Mage Knight, can only use Anima and Staves.

A * indicates a weapon that character can only use AFTER promotion (if that
character is already promoted, no asterisk is needed).

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| O1. Erk            | Mage            | Magic: Anima/*Staff             | FE7 |
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| Appearance: Purple Hair, Red Cloak                                           |
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| Promotion: Sage                      | With: Guiding Ring or Earth Seal      |
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| Bio: An up and coming mage serving in Etruria.  He's doing menial bodyguard  |
| tasks as part of his 'training'.                                             |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.42/10 - 30 votes - 2 tens                      |
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| As the Erk fans will quickly notice, I've upped the score from 6 to 7.  Why? |
| I used him again in my latest playthrough.  Though he died twice along the   |
| way (once purely my fault), he turned out okay.  Better than 6, but no better|
| than 7.  Now leave me alone.                                                 |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 14    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 14      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Erk will join Lyn's story in Chapter 5.  In the main game, he'll appear from |
| the north village as an NPC.  Have Serra talk to him.                        |
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| O2. Pent           | Sage            | Magic: Anima/Staff              | FE7 |
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| Appearance: Gray hair, purple cloak                                          |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: Formal Title is Marquess Regley, which is within Etruria.  He is        |
| associated with the legendary Archsage Athos.  He is also the Mage General of|
| Etruria, before Cecilia earned the title.                                    |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.47/10 - 27 votes - 1 ten                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| As far as prepromotes go, Pent's pretty good.  To get his best, you'll need  |
| to bring Louise along, but even without her, he can hold his own.            |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 24    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 26      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll join automatically at the beginning of the Chapter.                    |
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| O3. Nino           | Mage            | Magic: Anima/*Staff             | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Green Hair, blue/purple clothes, young                           |
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| Promotion: Sage                      | With: Guiding Ring or Earth Seal      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Sonya and Brenden Reed's adopted daughter, though she doesn't know it   |
| yet.  A kind girl, she shows compassion for all of her fellow Black Fang.    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.48/10 - 31 votes - 15 tens                     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She's awesome, if you give her the effort, she'll easily become your best    |
| mage.  Her Magic isn't elite, and she comes in very late at only Level 5     |
| unpromoted, but unless you're one of those Erk fans, you won't mind at all.  |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 26    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 28      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll appear as an NPC to the southeast of Zephiel's room.  Talk to her with|
| your main Lord.  Caution if you're in Hector's route: Ursula is nearby, and  |
| will attack Nino if you're not careful as to where she goes.                 |
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| O4. Lugh           | Mage            | Magic: Anima/*Staff             | FE6 |
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| Appearance: Green Hair, Yellow cloak                                         |
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| Promotion: Sage                      | With: Guiding Ring                    |
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| Bio: Nino's son, and Ray's twin.  He lives in an orphanage.                  |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.45/10 - 10 votes - 2 tens                      |
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| He'll be a very dependable Mage.  His Magic won't be nearly, nearly as good  |
| as Lilina's, but his Skill is much higher.  Depends what you like: dealing   |
| tons of damage, or always being able to hit.                                 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 3                                                           |
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| Go to the north village, and he'll join.                                     |
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| O5. Lilina           | Mage            | Magic: Anima/*Staff           | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blue Hair, red clothing, open smile                              |
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| Promotion: Sage                      | With: Guiding Ring                    |
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| Bio: Hector's daughter.  Is due to become the new Marquess of Ostia should   |
| anything... unexpected... happen to Hector.  Possible bride for Roy (and     |
| probably the most likely one).                                               |
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| Rating: 10/10 | Fan Rating: 9.10/10 - 10 votes - 5 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Awesomeness in the form of a young girl.  She WILL max out magic, no matter  |
| how badly her other stats turn out, Magic will max out, making her the       |
| perfect candidate to kill enemy Mamkutes without using any legendary weapons |
| or having to engage in direct combat with dragon weapons.  Looking at the    |
| stats section further down from here, you'll probably think I'm nuts.        |
| Especially with such low extremes with the stats not named 'Magic'.  That's  |
| because, unlike L/Hugh, Lilina can support with a TON of people, and those   |
| support bonuses from people like Roy, Wolt, Wendy, and so forth really       |
| offset her bad stats.  And make Mamkute killing even easier.                 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 8                                                           |
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| She'll automatically join at the beginning of the chapter, but she'll be     |
| locked up, in range of a pesky Archer's attack.  Stay out of his range until |
| he passes, then get your army to her position.  Either unlock the door (an   |
| enemy thief might do that for you), or break down a nearby wall.  Have Roy   |
| talk to her to give her a free Thunder tome.                                 |
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| O6. Hugh             | Mage            | Magic: Anima/*Staff           | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Purple Hair, hand touching chin                                  |
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| Promotion: Sage                      | With: Guiding Ring                    |
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| Bio: Niime's grandson, Canas' son.  Now a mercenary.                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.89/10 - 9 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll come with the Member Card, so he's worth recruiting (or stealing from).|
| His stats are alright, if you pay him the full 10,000 Gold, that is.  You get|
| what you pay for; the less you pay him, the crappier he'll be.               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 16                                                          |
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| He'll start off as an enemy.  Talk to him with Roy to begin negotiations.    |
| You can buy his services at 4 different prices (10,000; 8,000; 6,000; 5,000),|
| each lower price reducing his stats.  Decline the 5,000 offer, and he'll     |
| end negotiations, and remain an enemy.  Want to use him?  Pay him 10k.  Want |
| that member card?  Pay him 5k, or just steal it from him.                    |
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| O7. Lute             | Mage            | Magic: Anima/*Light/*Staff    | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Purple Hair, bare shoulders                                      |
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| Promotion: Sage or Mage Knight       | With: Guiding Ring or Master Seal     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: From a village in Za'ha woods.  Considers herself a prodigy, which      |
| inflates her ego a considerable amount.                                      |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 9.00/10 - 13 votes - 3 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Her Con is so noticeably low, it'll take several body rings to use the better|
| tomes.  Other than that, she's superb.  Like Lilina, but with slightly lower |
| Magic growth and better growth elsewhere.  If you make Ewan a Shaman, then   |
| by default, Lute'll be your best Sage (don't make her a Mage Knight).        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 4                                                           |
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| Visit the village, and she'll join.                                          |
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| O8. Saleh            | Sage            | Magic: Anima/Light/Staff      | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Gray hair, faded green clothes                                   |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: The grandson of a wise old woman from Caer Pelyn.  His task is to ensure|
| the safety of Myrrh.                                                         |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 6.09/10 - 11 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's substandard, especially in FE8.  You'll have plenty of other better     |
| potential Sages.                                                             |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 12     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 15     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll join at the beginning of either route's chapter.                       |
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P. Shaman-Druid/Summoner (SHDR)
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-Welcome your only dark magic using class (other than Archsage).  Generally,
Shamans are slow and inaccurate, the magic version of Fighters really.  They
stand no chance against Light magic, and their spells are heavy.  The dark
spells themselves are interesting.  Luna ignores resistances, and has a
crit rate, making it the perfect boss killer, and Nosferatu drains health,
the only attack magic that can (the Rune Sword's distance attack uses the
same Nosferatu animation).  There are 5 shamans in the game.
-NOTE: In FE8, Shamans can promote into a new class: Summoner.  They can
create Axe Phantoms to aid them for whatever reason.  To counteract that,
Druids in FE8 can use Anima magic.

A * indicates a weapon that character can only use AFTER promotion (if that
character is already promoted, no asterisk is needed).

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| P1. Canas            | Shaman          | Magic: Dark/*Staff            | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Purple hair/clothing, monocle                                    |
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| Promotion: Druid                     | With: Guiding Ring or Earth Seal      |
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| Bio: Niime's son.  He's studying to become a master of 'Elder' magic.        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating: 10/10 | Fan Rating: 8.89/10 - 29 votes - 12 tens                     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| From what I've been reading on the boards (you don't see me there because I  |
| don't post, so sue me).  Canas is overrated.  He's not that fast.  His Con   |
| sucks (which is kinda true), he can't max any of his stats at 20/20.  Well,  |
| then, I apologize for having my Canas' be much better than any of yours.  His|
| stats have always been superb, in the high 20's or so, and though his Con    |
| is weak, his other stats make up for it.  My score of 10 remains justified   |
| given the Canas' I've used thus far.                                         |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 16x   | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 17x     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| In those series of houses just to the left of your starting position, he'll  |
| be in the upper-right one.                                                   |
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| P2. Ray              | Shaman          | Magic: Dark/*Staff            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: like an evil version of Lugh                                     |
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| Promotion: Druid                     | With: Guiding Ring                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Nino's son, and Lugh's brother.  Has a kind heart, though you wouldn't  |
| know it by looking at him.                                                   |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.33/10 - 9 votes - 2 tens                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| The same arguments for Lugh/Lilina can be made here for Ray/Sophia.  Ray,    |
| like his brother, will excel in Skill and even Speed, which are vital stats  |
| for Shamans.  Support from Lugh and Chad are pluses.                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 12                                                          |
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| He'll be hanging around near the door to the throne room.  Talk to him with  |
| Lugh or Chad.                                                                |
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| P3. Sophia           | Shaman          | Magic: Dark/*Staff            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: dark robes; very long, light purple hair                         |
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| Promotion: Druid                     | With: Guiding Ring                    |
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| Bio: Half Human/Half Mamkute citizen of Arcadia (in Nabata).  Possible bride |
| for Roy.                                                                     |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 6.95/10 - 9 votes                                |
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| Her biggest advantages over Ray is Resistance.  Her Magic is better, but only|
| by very little.  Also, her Con for a Shaman is really low (though Ray's isn't|
| much better).  Plus, she's Level 1 when you get her.  If you were using Ray  |
| before getting Sophia, keep using him.                                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 14                                                          |
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| She'll join at the beginning of the chapter.                                 |
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| P4. Niime            | Druid           | Magic: Dark/Staff             | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Old hag.  Hard to miss.                                          |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: Also known as 'The Hermit on the Mountain'.  She's Canas' mother, and   |
| Hugh's grandmother.                                                          |
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| Rating:  3/10 | Fan Rating: 3.90/10 - 10 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She's at Lv 18 promoted when you get her, and even then she has subpar stats.|
| Don't bother with her.                                                       |
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| Acquire: Chapter 20A (Sacae route) or Chapter 19B (Ilia route)               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll join at the beginning of the chapter.                                 |
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| P5. Knoll            | Shaman          | Magic: Dark/*Anima/*Staff     | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: just screams purple.  Looks distraught                           |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Druid or Summoner         | With: Guiding Ring                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: He was one of Lyon's aids when they were investigating the Fire Emblem. |
| He knows the secrets of the later-formed Dark stone, as well as the fate of  |
| the Prince of Grado.                                                         |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 6.11/10 - 9 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He doesn't know the meaning of the words 'Luck' or 'Defense', as he barely   |
| gains any.  He'll make a fine Summoner/Druid, just don't have him be attacked|
| too often.                                                                   |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 15     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 15     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Ephraim meets him after you beat Chapter 14, and will be selectable in your  |
| next battle (whether it's Chapter 15 or not).  If you're in Eirika's route,  |
| Knoll will come alongside Ephraim in a couple of turns.                      |
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Q. Thief-Assassin/Rogue (THAS)
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-Your all-purpose theif.  He can steal non-weapons from opponents, given
he/she has higher speed, and, with the lockpick, unlock doors and treasure
chests.  They also have incredible sight in fog-of-war maps.  The Assassin
class, available in FE7/8, loses the ability to steal, but instead gains 
the One-Hit KO (OHKO).  The Assassin can deal a single hit to cause death 
to their opponent, regardless of the amount of damage the attack would have 
otherwise of done.  The OHKO gives the Assassin much more experience than 
normal as well.  The Rogue class, only in FE8, are a true upgrade from thieves.
They can open doors and chests without the use of lockpicks.  A true utility
unit.  There are 8 units in all.
-NOTE: I will not be rating them on their ability to do thieves' jobs like
steal/open.  That's what they're supposed to do.  I'll rate them as
fighters.
-NOTE2: There is no Assassin class in Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals.  That means
the three thieves in that game can not promote.
-NOTE3: The Thieves in Fire Emblem US can only promote using the Fell
Contract, the Earth Emblem does not work on them.
-NOTE4: Colm, the lone thief you get in FE8, can promote using the Ocean Seal,
formerly only a Pirate promotional item.  I'm not sure if the Master Seal will
work on Colm or not, but I'll assume it does.
-NOTE5: The Rogue class, exclusive to FE8, can opens doors and chests without
the use of lockpicks.  Again, I won't be rating the Rogues based on 
that ability.

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| Q1. Matthew          | Thief           | Weapon: Sword                 | FE7 |
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| Appearance: light brown hair, red cloak                                      |
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| Promotion: Assassin                  | With: Fell Contract                   |
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| Bio: In service to House Ostia, as a spy.  He and fellow spy Leila are close |
| friends.                                                                     |
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| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.81/10 - 26 votes - 1 ten                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Matthew has good speed (naturally) and strength (though the cap is 20).  It's|
| a tough call between him and Legault for that lone Fell Contract.            |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 13    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 11      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll join Lyn's story in Chapter 6.  In the main game, he'll be a starting  |
| character in Hector's route, but you'll have to wait until the start of      |
| Chapter 13 to get him if you're in Eliwood's route.                          |
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| Q2. Legault          | Thief           | Weapon: Sword                 | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: long lavender hair, has a scar                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Assassin                  | With: Fell Contract                   |
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| Bio: A former Black Fang member, known then as 'Hurricane'.                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 8.39/10 - 26 votes - 1 ten                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He has higher Def/Res than Matthew, but his strength will not be as good     |
| (though for Assassins it doesn't matter much).  Either thief will do you     |
| good, go ahead and use both of them.                                         |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 19    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 20      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll appear as an enemy, steal treasure, and book for the far left corner.  |
| Talk to him with Lyn or your main Lord before he escapes.                    |
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| Q3. Jaffar           | Assassin        | Weapon: Sword                 | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Red Hair, Black clothing                                         |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: A loyal Black Fang soldier, had shown no remorse until Nino came along. |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.54/10 - 26 votes - 3 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's one 1 Str away from maxing it at 20, and has excellent Skill/Speed.     |
| Having Jaffar with a lockpick wouldn't be a bad idea at all, especially if   |
| you think stealing is overrated.                                             |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 25x   | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 27x     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Jaffar is an NPC, under attack by all sorts of enemies.  Hope he survives,   |
| and help him as fast as you can.  Meanwhile, recruit Nino, and have her talk |
| to Jaffar.  He won't join yet, but keep him alive.  You'll satisfy the       |
| requirement to reach the subchapter, and in said subchapter, he'll join.     |
|      Alternately, should you choose to decline to go to the sub-chapter,     |
| Jaffar will still join you in 26E/28H.                                       |
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| Q4. Chad             | Theif           | Weapon: Sword                 | FE6 |
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| Appearance: short, spiky hair, semi-circle eyes                              |
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| Can Not Promote                                                              |
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| Bio: His orphanage was burned to the ground by Bern.  He seeks revenge.      |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.40/10 - 10 votes - 1 ten                       |
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| If none of the thieves in FE7/8 could promote, Chad would be your best Thief.|
| You'll be surprised how excellent his gains are.  For chapters where two     |
| thieves really come in handy, you'll wish you could bring two Chads.         |
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| Acquire: Chapter 3                                                           |
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| He'll join at the beginning of the Chapter.                                  |
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| Q5. Ashtol           | Theif           | Weapon: Sword                 | FE6 |
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| Appearance: purple hair and goatee, small headband                           |
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| Can Not Promote                                                              |
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| Bio: Another Ostian spy.  The end.                                           |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 7.05/10 - 10 votes                               |
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| Ashtol isn't all that great.  Chad can run circles around him, and Cass has  |
| a decent chance of passing him as well.                                      |
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| Acquire: Chapter 8                                                           |
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| He'll join at the beginning of the Chapter.                                  |
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| Q6. Cass             | Theif           | Weapon: Sword                 | FE6 |
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| Appearance: Orange hair with green hairband                                  |
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| Can Not Promote                                                              |
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| Bio: Steals from the nobility that she greatly despises.  Though her reasons |
| to hate nobility are valid enough, she'll come along in several maps to steal|
| treasure from you.                                                           |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 5.89/10 - 9 votes                                |
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| She's tedious to recruit, and then difficult to level.  Add to that a        |
| terrible strength growth, and you'll really wish you could bring two Chads.  |
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| Acquire: Chapter 12 or Chapter 16                                            |
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| She'll first appear in Chapter 6, then again in Chapter 8.  Talk to her with |
| Roy both times, and don't kill her (she won't attack you, but she'll run off |
| after Roy talks to her).  In Chapter 12, talk to her one more time with Roy. |
| She'll join you then.  If you miss her in that chapter, you get one last     |
| chance in Chapter 16 (which isn't a bad idea, as you'll get a free inventory |
| space for someone else instead of a second thief).                           |
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| Q7. Colm             | Theif           | Weapon: Sword                 | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blue Hair, gray cloak, confident smile                           |
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| Promotion: Rogue or Assassin         | With: Ocean Seal                      |
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| Bio: He and Neimi were from a village that had been destroyed by bandits.    |
| To make due, Colm goes into the field of treasure hunting.                   |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.00/10 - 13 votes - 1 ten                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He's an excellent unit.  You could make him an Assassin, but you'll get so   |
| much more use out of him as a Rogue.  His skill is a tad low, though.        |
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| Acquire: Chapter 3                                                           |
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| After the first turn, he'll appear as an NPC, ready to steal some very       |
| common weapons.  Talk to him with Neimi.                                     |
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| Q8. Rennac           | Rogue           | Weapon: Sword                 | FE8 |
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| Appearance: Brown Hair, blue/brown clothing                                  |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: A mercenary, first seen working under Princess L'Arachel (which he      |
| regrets doing).                                                              |
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| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 5.08/10 - 13 votes                               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Pah, he's not all that great.  If you use him, do so solely for treasure     |
| acquisition.  He's not a good fighter at all.                                |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 14     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 14     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll appear as an enemy and steal away in Ephraim's route.  For Eirika, he  |
| just hangs around in a room.  You can talk to him with anyone, but you'll    |
| have to pay him 10,000 Gold.  So, instead, talk to him with L'Arachel, and   |
| she'll force him to join, free of charge.                                    |
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R. Trainees (TRNS)
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-In Fire Emblem 8, we're introduced into branched promotion (which sorta
had some origins in Fire Emblem Gaiden, but nothing solid like this).
To better implement these branched promotions, three new 'trainee'
classes were added, so that they could promote twice, thus having tons
of potential (with slightly lower growths).
-The term 'Trainee' stems from the Japanese version of FE8:
English name       Japanese name
Journeyman         Traineefighter
Recruit            Traineesoldier
Pupil              Traineemage
-Check one of the Q&A's near the bottom of this document for info on
the Super Trainees, I don't feel like copy-pasting it here.
-You can look at my Promotion Chart (also at Gamefaqs) to view which
classes the trainees can promote into (excluding the Supers, and stop
e-mailing me to add them).

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| R1. Ross           | Journeyman      | Weapon: Axe/*Bow/*Sword         | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Black hair, blue clothing, young confident smile                 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Fighter or Pirate         | With: Going into battle as Lv 10 Jnymn|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: The son of Garcia, he is eager to fight, and fights as often as he can. |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 9.11/10 - 13 votes - 6 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| For a trainee unit, I'm kinda disappoined in Ross.  Oh, sure, he'll max out  |
| Strength and Luck with ease, but he suffers the axeman's curse by not doing  |
| too well in other areas (though it's still above average).  Ross has a ton of|
| possible promotion options.  I like making him a Warrior, Heroes caps don't  |
| fit him, and Berserker requires the use of the Ocean Seal, which you should  |
| use on Colm instead.                                                         |
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| Acquire: Chapter 2                                                           |
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| Rescue and heal him, then have Eirika talk to him.                           |
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| R2. Amelia         | Recruit         | Weapon: Lance/*Axe/*Sword       | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Blonde hair, pink armor, warm smile                              |
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| Promotion: Cavalier or Knight        | With: Going into battle as Lv 10 Recr.|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: A new recruit into the Grado army, she still has a lot to learn in the  |
| battlefield.                                                                 |
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| Rating: 10/10 | Fan Rating: 9.59/10 - 12 votes - 9 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Whether you make Amelia a Paladin, a General, or a 3rd Tier Recruit (see FAQ)|
| Amelia will be an astonishingly good unit (Great Knight has bad caps for     |
| her).  Though her Def growth isn't General-like, that's why that class has   |
| Great Shield.  Note that Paladins can no longer use axes in FE8...           |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 9 or 13| Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 9      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| If you're using Ephraim, Amelia will be in the main tunnel past the first    |
| door.  If you're using Eirika, in Chapter 9 her and some others appear near  |
| the southwest.  In both cases, talk to her with either the Lord, or Franz.   |
| In Eirika Chapter 9, she'll leave after awhile; you'll get another chance to |
| get her in Chapter 13 (though I'm not sure where she'll be then).            |
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| R3. Ewan             | Pupil           | Magic: Anima/*Dark/*Staff     | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Red hair, lightblue clothing                                     |
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| Promotion: Mage or Shaman            | With: Going into battle as Lv 10 Ppl  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Tethys' younger brother, and apparently Saleh's pupil.                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating: 10/10 | Fan Rating: 9.54/10 - 13 votes - 9 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| His abilities will greatly differ whether you make him a Sage, Druid,        |
| Summoner, or even a 3rd-Tier Pupil.  In any of those cases, though, he turns |
| out excellent.  Just because you get this trainee a bit late doesn't mean    |
| you shouldn't use him.                                                       |
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| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 12     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 12     |
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| He'll be in a house (the game will show you which one).                      |
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S. Dancer/Bard (DNBR)
----------------------------------------
-The dancer/bard classes have one special purpose: they dance/play command
gives a unit an additional turn with which to work with.  A very useful
technique indeed.  Problem is, unlike the dancers that could use
swords/rapiers in the SNES Fire Emblems (or the Bards in FE's 4 and 5 that
could use magic), these particular dancers/bards cannot attack, or defend
themselves.  In Fire Emblem 7, the classes can dance using special rings,
giving the dancee's a boost in a particular stat.  Also, in the 3 games, you
can only have either the bard or the dancer.  In FE6, you have a choice as to
which one, and in FE7, the two alternate.  There are 5 in all.
-NOTE: Dancers and Bards do not have Weapons, nor Upgrades.  Therefore, those
two pieces of info will be omitted here.
-NOTE 2: Nils' and Ninian's stats are interchangable.  That is, the stats that
Nils has at the end of Chapter 10 will be the exact same stats Ninian has
when she joins the group, and vice-versa.
-NOTE 3: Though you DO get both Elphin and Lalum by Chapter 12, you can only
get one or the other as a playable dancer/bard.  The other one will do
Auguries.

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| S1. Nils             | Bard            | Weapon: None                  | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: teal hair, bright red eyes                                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: As he tells Lyn, he's part of a travelling musician group with his      |
| sister Ninian.  They are being chased by men from the Black Fang.            |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  7/10 | Fan Rating: 7.28/10 - 22 votes - 1 ten                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Frail at first, but can gain speed very well.  You don't have him            |
| for very long, though, and thus the lower score.                             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 28    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 30      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He'll join Lyn's story in Chapter 7.  You can't control Nils in the main game|
| until the above chapters, when he'll inherit Ninian's stats and items.       |
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| S2. Ninian           | Dancer          | Weapon: None                  | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: long teal hair, bright red eyes                                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: She gets captured by the Black Fang early on, but gets rescued by       |
| Eliwood.  Her secret is unknown to all (until late in the game).             |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 7.57/10 - 22 votes - 1 ten                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Throughout the chapters in which you have Ninian, you'll come across many of |
| those special rings I mentioned earlier.  They make battling the enemy much  |
| easier.  Since she's around for the meatier part of the game, she gets this  |
| high rating.                                                                 |
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| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 20    | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 21      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| She'll join at the beginning of the chapter.                                 |
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| S3. Elphin           | Bard            | Weapon: None                  | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Long Blonde hair, eyes closed                                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: He's part of the resistance force against Etruria.  It's later revealed |
| that he's actually Prince Mildain of Etruria, who was thought to of died a   |
| year ago.                                                                    |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 6.25/10 - 8 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| His only purpose is to play his harp.  He gets no special rings like Ninian  |
| and Nils.  I'm not that into the uses of dancing like some people are, so    |
| that's partially why he got a six.  The lack of rings is another reason,     |
| though.                                                                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 11B                                                         |
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| Go to the RIGHT house in Chapter 9, and he'll join at the beginning of the   |
| chapter.                                                                     |
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| S4. Lalum            | Dancer          | Weapon: None                  | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Orange hair, open smile, white/green clothing                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: Douglas' adopted daughter.  She's also part of the resistance against   |
| Etruria.  She helped Prince Mildain back to health.                          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 6.25/10 - 8 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Her only purpose is to dance.  See gets no special rings like Ninian and     |
| Nils.  I'm not that into the uses of dancing like some people are, so that's |
| partially why she got a six.  The lack of rings is another reason, though.   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 11A                                                         |
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| Go to the LEFT house in Chapter 9, and she'll join at the beginning of the   |
| chapter.                                                                     |
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| S5. Tethys           | Dancer          | Weapon: None                  | FE8 |
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| Appearance: Red hair, brown clothing, lipstick                               |
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| Bio: One of Gerik's mercenaries, and Ewan's older sister.                    |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 5.10/10 - 10 votes                               |
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| She's basically Lalum, but older and with red hair.  And with a brother.     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eirika Route Acquire: Chapter 10     | Ephraim Route Acquire: Chapter 13     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| For Eirika, Tethys will be stuck in a fort with Gerik and Innes.  Talk to her|
| with either Gerik or Innes (and maybe Eirika).  In Ephraim's route, she and  |
| Gerik will appear to the east of your starting location, already yours.      |
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T. Manakete/Mamkute (MMKT)
----------------------------------------
-Basically, they're dragons that are in human form to conserve their
energy.  For the most part, they live exponentially longer than your
average human, and possess great powers.  In FE6, you face a bunch
of soulless war dragons that are of the Mamkute class.  The closest
thing to it in FE7 is the final boss, and the closest enemy to it
in FE8 are the Draco Zombies.  Most normal Mamkutes, when in human
form, keep their true powers in the form of Dragon stones, and use
that power when they fight in battle.
-NOTE: There haven't been many playable people in this class, 4 total 
in FE's history (Banut and Chiki being the other two, and the dragons 
in Path of Radiance don't count).
-NOTE2: For FE1, 3, and 6, the common term used to describe the units that 
transformed into dragons was 'Mamkute' (or a similar spelling).  It's been
like that for ages, and then all of a sudden, Nintendo of America decides to be
...I dunno... and change it to 'Manakete'.  The 'Mana' part I'm okay with, and
makes some sense.  'Kete'!?  I keep thinking about the Parakeet, that bird.
I could just say screw it, and use Mamkute, Social Knight, Dragon Master
everywhere, but, whatever.  I don't care.  Fae's a Mamkute (yes, partly
oxymoronic right there with translations, I know), and Myrrh's a Manakete.

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| T1. Fae              | Mamkute         | Item: Dragon Stone            | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Bright purple hair, yellow clothing, looks like a child          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: lives in the mamkute village of Arcadia.  Hawkeye, then Igrene keep an  |
| eye on her, but yearns to see the outside world.  Should her existance be    |
| known to the world, the results could be disastrous.                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 8.59/10 - 9 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Her Dragon Stone comes with only 30 uses, and once it's gone, she's done.    |
| Unless you exploit a glitch to get more, then you're a cheater, you cheater. |
| However, she does gain 70-100 experience a kill, but you're forced to        |
| conserve her and restrain her awesomeness until the latter chapters.         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 16                                                          |
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| She'll join at the beginning of the chapter.                                 |
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| T2. Myrrh            | Manakete        | Item: Dragonstone             | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Indigo hair, red clothes                                         |
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| Bio: She's the Great Dragon in disguise, who was key in sealing the Demon    |
| King so long ago.  She sets back out now after the seal on the Demon King was|
| released.                                                                    |
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| Rating:  9/10 | Fan Rating: 9.00/10 - 10 votes - 3 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Myrrh's stone comes with 50 uses, and the cheaters can get more via glitches,|
| but the same conservation problem is there (for good reason, though), and    |
| thus, she nor Fae can get that score of 10.                                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 16                                                          |
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| She's selectable in Battle Preparations for that chapter.                    |
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U. Super Magic Users (SMUS)
----------------------------------------
-This section contains the playable Magic users that are of an unique class.
No one of such exists in FE6 (unless you count Trial Map's Zephiel, but he's
not a magic user, and he's a Trial Map character I already said I won't add).
In FE7, Athos would be considered as such.  He's an Archsage, and can use all
four magic types, coming with his personal tome Forblaze (among other legendary
weapons).  In FE8, Lyon the Necromancer, main antagonist and a secret character,
can use Dark magic and staves, including his personal tome Naglfar.  Too bad 
he can't use Anima and Light magic like he could in the Japanese version, hm?
-NOTE: I'm a bit mistaken in my previous statement.  When you acquire Lyon in
the Japanese version, he can't use Light/Anima, but as an enemy, he does have
ranks for the two.

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| U1. Athos            | Archsage        | Magic: All                    | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: 'Graybeard', as Hector puts it.  Old man hair all over the place |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: One of the legendary heroes of the Scouring 980 years ago (1000 in FE6).|
| He has been able to live this entire time in the desert village of Arcadia,  |
| deep within Nabata.  Old friend of Nergal, and seeks to stop his plans.      |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 8.58/10 - 21 votes - 4 tens                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He comes with a crapload of Legendary weapons (4, including his personal tome|
| Forblaze) and has solid, though not spectacular, stats.  If you came into the|
| last chapter in a world of hurt, Athos will fill some holes in quite nicely. |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Final Chapter                                                       |
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| He'll join at the beginning of the final chapter.                            |
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| U2. Lyon             | Necromancer     | Magic: Dark/Staff             | FE8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: gray/lavender hair, huge cloak                                   |
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| Is Already Promoted                                                          |
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| Bio: The Crown Prince of Grado.  He had been researching the Fire Emblem to  |
| try and unlock it's potential and help people.  After his father's death, he |
| decided to take a huge step to try and restore him.  Bad move.  He's one of  |
| the last SECRET CHARACTERS you'll get.                                       |
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| Rating:  6/10 | Fan Rating: 7.50/10 - 4 votes - 1 ten                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| He gets the six because he comes with another Hammerne, and the unlimited    |
| uses of his personal tome Naglfar.  But, he's just so SLOW.  His other stats |
| are alright or just bad (Skill, Luck).                                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Creature Campaign                                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Clear Lagdou Ruins not once, not twice, but thrice, then get into a battle.  |
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W. Merlinus (MLNS)
----------------------------------------
-Yeah, he is in FE6 & FE7, so I might as well include the guy.  Eliwood finds
him trembling in fear in at night in Chapter 13x (if you accessed 13x), and
from there, Merlinus becomes quite the Pherean, and becomes one of Roy's top
advisors in Sword of Seals.  He's quite the shy little guy in US Fire Emblem,
but is quite shrewd and disrespectful towards others outside of Pherae in SoS,
particularly towards women.  Must've been that Vaida support.
-NOTE: Obviously, there is no Merlinus in FE8.  There's a Supply option that
works like Merlinus does, but it's not an actual character.
-NOTE2: There are two types of Transporters.  Transporter(1) is the tent
type Merlinus starts out as in FE7, and Transporter(2) is the wheeled
caravan that Merlinus can promote to and start out as in FE6.
-NOTE3: Yes, I know I went straight from 'U' to 'W'.  The next section is
section V (roman numeral 5), and that would cause confusion.  You know it would.

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| W1. Merlinus         | Transporter(1)  | Weapon: None                  | FE7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Goofy looking guy with dark teal hair, small mustache            |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Promotion: Transporter (2)           | With: Just get to Lv 20               |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: See paragraph above.                                                    |
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| Rating:  8/10 | Fan Rating: 9.38/10 - 8 votes - 3 tens                       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Think about this now.  Thanks to this guy, you're able to hold up to 100     |
| additional items.  He doesn't take up a roster spot, if you decide to take   |
| him with you.  When you're buying weapons/items, if your character is full,  |
| you can send items straight to Merlinus.  And, if he survives the battle     |
| intact, he gets a free level up!  The only thing he's missing is the ability |
| to defend, as he'll need a protector (though not too often).                 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Eliwood Route Acquire: Chapter 14/16 | Hector Route Acquire: Chapter 14/17   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| In Chapter 13, enter the top-left house.  Then, in the following sub-chapter,|
| keep him alive, and he'll join the next chapter.  Should you forget to visit |
| the village, he'll join you a few chapters later, anyway.                    |
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| W2. Merlinus         | Transporter(2)  | Weapon: None                  | FE6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Appearance: Now really bald, and has more facial hair.  Also, older          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bio: See paragraph above.                                                    |
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| Rating:  5/10 | Fan Rating: 3.00/10 - 4 votes                                |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Yeah, I still cut him some slack because of the item management, but now, he |
| DOES take up a roster spot.  In addition, the only way he can level up is by |
| being attacked by enemies (+1 Exp per attack).  You don't want Merlinus to be|
| under constant attack just to get one level up.  Ugh.                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Acquire: Chapter 2                                                           |
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| He'll join at the beginning of the Chapter.                                  |
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V. SECOND OPINIONS
------------------------------------------------------------
This section contains comments that other readers have sent
me via e-mail (well, good comments at least), as well as the
score they sent in for that character.  Some make you think,
others make you laugh.  All in all, we all disagree.
...especially on Erk.  I don't think raising his score up to
7 is going to silence you guys...
Also, I'm not editing these, so any spelling/grammar mistakes
you see are not mine...

'DARKKNIGHT2.0'
---------------
on Erk, Pent, and Nino (no score given):
"I found Erk the best of the 3 Mages/Sages. Maybe it's because I 
trained my magic users better than my fighters, lords, ect. I upgraded 
him at level 17 to a sage, and he was competing with Canas as the 
magic user in my group. After I got Pent, I found that Erk had 
slightly lower speed, defense, and luck than Pent, but better 
Magic, res., and skill. Nino, though the luckiest by far, wasn't 
as good as both of the other 2 Sages. Thank you for reading my 
opinion."

Stevie Franchise
---------------
on Wallace (3.5):
"Essentially Lyn's answer to Marcus"

on Heath (8.5):
"The differences between a pegasus and a wyvern are usually very 
pronounced, but Heath is sort of a liason as he seems to have an 
unusually fast, magic-resistant, weak wyvern.  He is a well-rounded 
character, but the high quality of fliers in this game makes him 
less useful than he should be."

FireLizard
---------------
on Oujay (10):
"THE best Hero in the game"

on Sophia (7):
"She's great once on par, but it's painful getting there"

on Jaffar (10):
"but he's no fun to use because he's so strong to begin with"

on my guide (ego-boost++):
"Great FAQ!"

FFForever
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on Lowen (8):
"Give the guy Credit man! He's VERY effective early one, 
with his High Def."

on Dorcas (5):
"I'm Powerful! I Have a healthy amount of HP! *gets butchered by Mages*"

Spectre
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on Erk (9):
"Oh come on, he's good enough. Maxing out Magic and Speed is 
something worth noting"

RudeKaiser99
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on Isadora (no score given):
"And by the way, Isadora sucks!
(Look at her con and you'll know right.)"

Moriya
------------
on Dorcas (5):
"Blah."

on Geitz (5):
"Blah again."

on Wil (8) and Rebecca (10):
"Solid archer, but gets easily shadowed by Rebecca. I mean, Wil takes 
hits and survives quite nicely, while Rebecca normally DOENS'T take hits, 
which is much better. Besides, she is much faster and can be just as 
strong as him with the right supports (Dart)."

on Renault (2):
"Worse than Marcus. Can't be used to battle with that terrible strength, 
and it's a pain in the ass to have to take him to the final chapter in 
order to get those supports... The only thing that gives him one point 
is his Fortify staff."

Silverflame
---------------
on the Lucius vs. Serra argument (no score given)
WARNING: WALL OF TEXT
"There was a time on the GameFAQs message boards where
I would post over and over again long arguments about
why I think Serra is nearly always just as good as
Lucius, if not better. Try as a I might, I could not
change the public opinion there, so I gave up.
However, the fact that you said that "Lucius is great
and Serra can easily 
become as great." gives me hope that you will actually
listen to my arguments.

"Every time I've used him, he always comes close to
maxing out magic, skill, speed, and resistance."

That almost always happens with Lucius, and that is
why most people believe that Lucius is a good
character, which he is. But his stats are actually
deceptively weak, just look at how low his stat max
caps are. Power at 25, speed at 24, skill at 26. His
resistance at 30 is pretty high, though. But other
than skill, Serra is usually very close to those
numbers Lucius has, about one or two points lower,
usually. Skill Lucius has Serra beat by about 8 points
(I'm using the average max stats FAQ numbers, in case
you didn't know). Moving on to defense, Lucius's worst
nightmare, Serra is slightly better, about as much as
Lucius is better in the mag power, speed, and res. But
it is the luck that Serra completely destroys Lucius
in. On average, Serra will be about 20 points ahead. 

So then comes to the question, which is more
important,  8 points of skill or 20 points of luck?
Well, given the formulas, skill will add about 4
points of critical, and more hit rate, which I
consider irrevelant because both have high enough
skill to almost always hit with 100% anyway. 20 points
of luck translates to an extra 20 points of dodge.
Given the con difference (2), it can drop down to 16
points of dodge. So now we have 4 points of critical
versus 16 points of dodge. Considering that the weapon
triangle bonus is 16 points, and one cannot really
expect someone with a 4% chance of critical to
critical at the right moment, we can say that the 20
points of luck is slightly more useful than the 8
points of skill.

Then, do the extra 20 points of luck make up for being
one or two points behind in everything else? Serra is
a master at dodging with her luck, and yet she has
more defense than Lucius. Lucius needs the dodging the
most because his defense is so low. His higher speed
could make up for this, except his speed maxes at the
very low 24. Serra and Lucius usually have the same
speed anyway. So what happens with Lucius is that he
is a mediocre dodger with extremely lacking defense,
making him very fragile to use. Serra can dodge quite
well, and has slightly better defense, but is a few
points behind in the other stats.

At this point the two would be about even, then we
look at what I consider to be Lucius's biggest weak
point: His low stat caps. He will almost always hit
the caps, but will never be able to go any further.
The only stats that don't max out are his luck and
defense, which are so low that a few points either way
mean almost nothing. Serra, meanwhile, has lots of
potential, as her stat caps are higher than Lucius. So
what happens is Serra becomes more of a gamble, she
can  go either way, which I think makes her a much
more interesting character to use.

So now I conclude that the end decision is up to
personal preference. Lucius will be pretty much
unaffected by the RNG, as he will turn out about the
same every time. Serra has more potential but can also
swing the other way. But no matter what, both Serra
and Lucius fare very well during the later chapters
and are both extremely good bishops. 

And one last point, both are about equal in leveling,
I think. Lucius has a great early game with all those
shamans running around, but Serra benefits greatly
from Lyn's tutorial (got her to around level 10
unpremoted from the tutorial alone) if you plan ahead.
I find it quite strange that I have no problem
leveling Serra but never really feel up to leveling
Nino... whatever, I'm just weird.

Anyways, if you actually read this long pointless rant
that you most likely already knew anyway, props to
you. If you needed the time for something else, well
then I understand. I'm just pointing out that Serra is
much closer to Lucius than one might think. Of course
it is all personal preference so if you like Lucius
better then by all means like Lucius better. And thus,
my long mindless drivel is finished. Again, wonderful
job on the FAQ. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some
waiting for E3 2k4 to do... hopefully you're just as
excited about the newly announced Fire Emblem GC as I
am, as well as other major secrets to be revealed at
E3.

Regards,
Silverflame"

Techol887
--------------
on Nino (10):
"A Max stat monster(TM)"

GemPhoenix
--------------
on Bartre (7):
"If he can punch rocks..."

on Renault (6):
"Brings a great staff and looks cool"

on Matthew (8.5):
"I like him more because he has more 
livelyness than the other two."

'monkeypoo365'
---------------
on Rebecca (8):
"Her growth rates are AWESOME, but her starting stats suck!!!"

Hero Of Time
---------------
on Harken (9):
"That's right... Brave Sword alone makes him worthwhile, and he 
is better then Raven defensively... plus, that extra Con 
doesn't hurt"

on Farina (9.9):
"If she came for free, I'd give her a 10"

on Erk (8):
"Feel sorry for him... putting up with Serra and all"

R87 1/2
---------------
on FE7's Marcus (5):
"Exp. hog but I would still reccomend for beginers"

Eric Miyashiro
---------------
on FE7's Marcus (0):
"My brother doesn't understand Marcus' downside.  Ya know he had 
Hector LV 7 on chapter 20, and Marcus was lvl 15!  Needless to say, 
he never past the level."

on Rebecca (10):
"My brother's friends/my brother says she sux.  My brother's 
friends/my brother are tards.  One time, shed was surrounded by Wyvern 
Lords, and was never hit for 5 straight turns"

on Renault (3):
"'Hey, why don't we throw in some trash bishop?  We'll make his 
stats suck, and put him in the 2nd to last level.  He'll have 
no past, and no reason to be in the game.  Brilliant!' ~ Nintendo"

on Rennac (6):
"Normally it's a 5.  But the member card is so vital.  Good 
thing I got him for free, because 10,000 is NOT near worth this guy.  
(Not worth half of Farina at least)"

on Glen (8):
"On a side note, I'd really like secret characters to support 
with people they would be compatible to, such as Glen and Cormag.  
I really liked using them together, and his stats aren't really 
that bad."

Scorpiodragon
---------------
on FE7's Marcus (7):
"If you actually use him you'll that he's decent all around and 
can max skill and strength if you're moderaately lucky. He also 
criticals like a madman on crack according to cavalier standards"

on Zealot (0):
"If [FE6's] Marcus is crap, Zealot must be diarrehea"

on Wil (9.25):
"1 he'll max strength 
2 he has great all around stats 
3 He's better and more reliable than Rebecca. Everyone else 
because I know you're all Rebecca fan so everybody shut up because 
you can't handle the truth. He also gets a extra .25 because he 
has the same name as I do minus an l"

on Sue (7):
"You take about Yunno having 9 strength at lv. 9 Promoted 
well Sue had 8 strength at level 9 promoted"

on Erk (9.5):
"Closest Thing to a Tank Mage well ever Magic could be low but high 
Hp once had 52 no stat enhancing items and can still dodge well. 
Hey Rick if Erk irks you than you irk me"

on Ray (10):
"The other candidate to kill Mamkute without Lengandaries is a 
little slow though"

on Selena (0):
"Honestly shes better than a zero but she gets the zero because of what 
you have to go through to get her."

After I put in his 'Rebecca fan' comment next to the fan rating in
an earlier version, along with my comment 'Yeah, sure':
"Hey Rick you just had to put that quote in did ya, and then have 
the nerve to say Yeah sure. You can come see me and say yeah sure 
when you find a dead or near dead Rebecca (protected to boot) at 
Chapter 19 Normal Eliwoods route. Hell while your at it you should 
replace random voter with Scorpiodragon in Big bold letters around 
30 font. Also if you really want cuz I don't give a shit you can tell 
the world that I gave young Marcus a 7 and tell no reason why. Anyway 
SD is out y'heard me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Grrrrrrrrrr.................?!"

'Kryal'
--------------
on Nino (8):
"whenever I level her, she always gets awsome stats even when 
I dont use the Afa's Drops on her"

'gofry1989'
--------------
on Erk (6):
"I want to like him, really I do, but he's just way more trouble 
than he's worth. His stats are mediocre all around, but nothing great"

on Canas (7):
"Stupendously overrated; I didn't realize until playing it recently 
how high most of his stat caps are. And how he doesn't fill a single 
one. Not even close on any of them. Sure, most of his stats are okay, 
but his much vaunted high-for-a-magic-user defense isn't really high 
enough to matter. A defense around 18 or so isn't that much better than 
one around 12 when a powerful melee unit attacks you. Also, if his sub-20 
speed wasn't bad enough, anything but flux will drop his speed another2 or 
3 to 8 or 9 since his con isn't as high as you'd think. The magic just 
doesn't make the unit. If he was a Sage or Bishop, he would get ripped 
apart for being at the middle or bottom of either list"

Alanna82
--------------
on Yunno (4):
"shes so pretty, but her stats are so poor ;_;"

on Canas (7):
"most over rated FE character ever. His stats arent that great"

on Renault (2):
"worst character ever, only gets a 2 for his staff he comes with. 
Id rather have Zealot over him"

Murasame
--------------
on Eliwood unpromoted (5):
"Come back when the RNG loves you XD"

on Isadora (7):
"I know, her Str and Skl suffers, but I love to use her. 
It's so fun. Plus she supports with Harken."

on Percival (9):
"See Isadora. But he has Skl and Str. So, don't see Isadora. 
Perival kicks your fat ass XD"

on Yunno (3):
"And that's because I love Peg Knights. If she were a Myrmidon, 
she'd get a 0 XD"

on Lilina (9):
"LILINA-SAMA, BURN EVERYTHING! \o/ Too bad her Skl suffers."

Def B.
--------------
on Canas (7):
"the king of mediocre"

MikulOnIce85
--------------
on Lucius (7):
"Sorry, but you over-rated him.  Horrid def and luck means his dodge 
is average, and really canít take physical hits."

on Legault (8):
"Always turns out better than Matthew, for me.  His supports mean that 
he can survive several hits, if he gets hit at all, better stat 
growths also."

'Feanor1823'
---------------
on Zealot (4!?):
"Jeigans are useful..."


Berserk Blade 
---------------
on Promoted Ephraim (5):

"OH MY GOD, THEY KILLED EPRIHAM! YOU BASTARDS! Seriously, for other 
promoted units, he's just not as good. Sure, he's better unpromoted and 
gets that extra movement, but those caps are just crap, espically 
consdering he could have gone WAAAAAAAAAY higher in str and speed. Plus, 
his defense was ALWAYS worse than EIRIKA'S to me. And I'm pretty sure that 
was WITHOUT stat-ups."

Shawn Simms
---------------
on Isadora (4):
"I like Isadora, and I'd really like to rate her higher, but the truth 
is she just isn't very good. She's got great Speed, and usually I like 
that in units, but her terrible Strength makes it nearly impossible for 
her to damage any units significantly enough, and her Constitution is so 
low that she can only use an Iron Sword without a Speed penalty. Add to 
that that she has low Defense, and her Speed isn't high enough to erase 
that weakness, especially if she's being weighed down with a weapon she 
might actually be able to do damage with. With a Body Ring and an Angelic 
Robe, she has the potential to become good, but without any stat-up items, 
she just can't cut it. It's a pity, I really like Isadora."

on Seth (9):
"I don't care what anybody says, Seth is not your garden-variety Jeigan 
character. He's got crazy growths, and his only true weakness is his 
below-average HP. No matter how I promote/raise my Fordes and Franzs 
and Kyles, they seldom turn out as good as Seth. He has pretty average 
starting stats, but his good growth rates erase the average all of those 
except for HP. If he had an Angelic Robe's worth of HP when he started, 
he'd be a ten. But instead, you'll have to give him an Angelic Robe 
yourself, and he stays a nine."

on Wil (7):
"He's good, but he doesn't have the Speed to double attack, and that's 
what an Archer needs most. He'll have more Strength and Defense than 
Rebecca, but Rebecca will still do more damage because of her double 
attacks and Defense doesn't really matter for an Archer because they 
are seldom hit. Like I said, he's not bad. Rebecca just makes him look 
like a joke. If Rebecca had a freak accident when she was a child, Wil 
would probably be a lot better."

on Yodel (2):
"He sucks. He's got good Resistance, but that's it. Nothing else even 
makes him decent. He's a terrible character you get at the end of the 
game who isn't even worth using. I don't understand how Renault could 
have a worse fan rating than this goober, at least Renault could support 
your units a bit, this idiot can't do anything."

on Sophia (8):
"Her main problem is the level she starts on. It's difficult to train 
her up, but not Nino-level annoying. She'll usually have better Magic 
and Luck than Ray, and she beats him hands down in Resistance, but her 
Skill and Speed tend to lag when compared to Ray. Still, she's a more 
formidable mage then Ray and I think she's just a tad bit more useful."

Vex
---------------
on Canas (7):
"What's all the fuss about?"

CraynTheEchidna
---------------
on Gilliam (3):
"He's so overated in my opinion.. More so than Canas. Just use Amelia, 
for the sake of all that is fast. WHY MUST HE LET THE SLOW, FAT AND 
RELATIVELY UGLY AXEWEILDERS DOUBLE ATTACK HIM?! ;_;"

pikachallenge
---------------
on Seth (0):
"Uggh! Why did Eirika get stuck with him for a Jeigan? If he hogs your 
experience early on, it's a good possibility you won't even make it to the 
Tower of Valni to set things right! There's basically nothing positive about 
Seth, and the fact that he makes a good meatsheild does not help."

RavenGage
--------------
on Dorcas (5.5):
"I turned him into a warrior.  He turned himself into a corpse."

Baofan
--------------
on Vaida (9):
"Vaida gets a nine simply because she starts out with RNG proof defense(one 
of the most important stats in the FE games in my opinion). Vaida is slow,
I will admit it, but she's fast enough to double attack and take hits. And 
like Pent and Harken, all of her weapons levels starts out at a decent level, 
so she has no problem getting to an S for any of her weapons. Best of all, 
she gets [Hector Hard Mode] bonus, which increases her already great defense."

------------------------------------------------------------
VI. STAT GROWTHS
------------------------------------------------------------
I'll go in similar order to section IV.
Note: No, I don't have starting stats.  That might've
helped, but average ending stats should be enough.

|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Name            | H P | S/M | Skl | Spd | Lck | Def | Res |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Eliwood         |  80 |  45 |  50 |  40 |  45 |  30 |  35 |
| Lyn             |  70 |  40 |  60 |  60 |  55 |  20 |  30 |
| Hector          |  90 |  60 |  45 |  35 |  30 |  50 |  25 |
| Roy             |  80 |  40 |  50 |  40 |  60 |  25 |  30 |
| Eirika          |  70 |  40 |  60 |  60 |  60 |  30 |  30 |
| Ephraim         |  80 |  55 |  55 |  45 |  50 |  35 |  25 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Wallace         |  70 |  45 |  40 |  20 |  30 |  35 |  35 |
| Oswin           |  90 |  40 |  30 |  30 |  35 |  55 |  30 |
| Bors            |  90 |  30 |  30 |  40 |  50 |  35 |  10 |
| Wendy           |  85 |  40 |  40 |  40 |  45 |  30 |  10 |
| Barth           | 100 |  60 |  25 |  20 |  20 |  40 |   2 |
| Douglas         |  60 |  30 |  30 |  30 |  20 |  30 |   5 |
| Gilliam         |  90 |  45 |  35 |  30 |  30 |  55 |  20 |
| Fado            |  85 |  55 |  40 |  30 |  25 |  45 |  25 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Kent            |  80 |  40 |  50 |  45 |  20 |  25 |  25 |
| Sain            |  80 |  60 |  35 |  40 |  35 |  20 |  20 |
| Lowen           |  90 |  30 |  30 |  30 |  50 |  40 |  30 |
| Marcus(7)       |  65 |  30 |  50 |  25 |  30 |  15 |  35 |
| Isadora         |  75 |  30 |  35 |  50 |  45 |  20 |  25 |
| Alan            |  85 |  45 |  40 |  45 |  40 |  25 |  10 |
| Lance           |  80 |  40 |  45 |  50 |  35 |  20 |  15 |
| Noah            |  75 |  30 |  45 |  30 |  40 |  30 |  10 |
| Treck           |  85 |  40 |  30 |  35 |  50 |  30 |   5 |
| Marcus(6)       |  60 |  25 |  20 |  25 |  20 |  15 |  20 |
| Zealot          |  75 |  25 |  20 |  20 |  15 |  30 |  15 |
| Percival        |  75 |  30 |  25 |  35 |  20 |  20 |  10 |
| Franz           |  80 |  40 |  40 |  50 |  40 |  25 |  20 |
| Forde           |  85 |  40 |  50 |  45 |  35 |  20 |  25 |
| Kyle            |  90 |  50 |  40 |  40 |  20 |  25 |  20 |
| Seth            |  90 |  50 |  45 |  45 |  25 |  40 |  30 |
| Duessel         |  85 |  55 |  40 |  30 |  20 |  45 |  30 |
| Orson           |  80 |  55 |  45 |  40 |  25 |  45 |  30 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Guy             |  75 |  30 |  50 |  70 |  45 |  15 |  25 |
| Karel(7)        |  70 |  30 |  50 |  50 |  30 |  10 |  15 |
| Karla           |  60 |  25 |  45 |  55 |  40 |  10 |  20 |
| Rutger          |  80 |  30 |  60 |  50 |  30 |  20 |  20 |
| Fil             |  75 |  25 |  50 |  55 |  50 |  15 |  20 |
| Karel(6)        | 210 | 130 | 140 | 140 | 120 | 110 | 100 |
| Joshua          |  80 |  35 |  55 |  55 |  30 |  20 |  20 |
| Marisa          |  75 |  30 |  55 |  60 |  50 |  15 |  25 |
| Ismaire         |  75 |  30 |  60 |  55 |  30 |  20 |  25 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Raven           |  85 |  55 |  40 |  45 |  35 |  25 |  15 |
| Harken          |  80 |  35 |  30 |  40 |  20 |  30 |  25 |
| Dieck           |  90 |  40 |  40 |  30 |  35 |  20 |  15 |
| Oujay           |  85 |  40 |  30 |  45 |  55 |  20 |  15 |
| Echidna         |  75 |  30 |  25 |  30 |  20 |  15 |  15 |
| Gerik           |  90 |  45 |  40 |  30 |  30 |  35 |  25 |
| Caellach        |  85 |  50 |  45 |  45 |  20 |  30 |  20 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Dorcas          |  80 |  60 |  40 |  20 |  45 |  25 |  15 |
| Bartre(7)       |  85 |  50 |  35 |  40 |  30 |  30 |  25 |
| Geitz           |  85 |  50 |  35 |  40 |  40 |  20 |  20 |
| Wade            |  75 |  50 |  45 |  20 |  45 |  30 |   5 |
| Lott            |  80 |  30 |  30 |  35 |  30 |  40 |  15 |
| Bartre(6)       |  70 |  40 |  20 |  30 |  20 |  20 |   5 |
| Garcia          |  80 |  65 |  40 |  20 |  40 |  25 |  15 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Dart            |  70 |  65 |  20 |  60 |  35 |  20 |  15 |
| Hawkeye         |  50 |  40 |  30 |  25 |  40 |  20 |  35 |
| Gonzales        |  90 |  60 |  15 |  50 |  35 |  25 |   5 |
| Geese           |  85 |  50 |  30 |  40 |  40 |  20 |  10 |
| Garret          |  70 |  45 |  25 |  25 |  15 |  15 |   5 |
| Dozla           |  85 |  50 |  35 |  40 |  30 |  30 |  25 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Florina         |  60 |  40 |  50 |  55 |  50 |  15 |  35 |
| Fiora           |  70 |  35 |  60 |  50 |  30 |  20 |  50 |
| Farina          |  75 |  50 |  40 |  45 |  45 |  25 |  30 |
| Thany           |  45 |  30 |  55 |  60 |  60 |  10 |  25 |
| Tate            |  60 |  40 |  45 |  55 |  40 |  15 |  20 |
| Yunno           |  50 |  20 |  35 |  30 |  45 |  10 |  10 |
| Vanessa         |  50 |  35 |  55 |  60 |  50 |  20 |  30 |
| Tana            |  65 |  45 |  40 |  65 |  60 |  20 |  25 |
| Syrene          |  70 |  40 |  50 |  60 |  30 |  20 |  50 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Heath           |  80 |  50 |  50 |  45 |  20 |  30 |  20 |
| Vaida           |  60 |  45 |  25 |  40 |  30 |  25 |  15 |
| Miledy          |  75 |  50 |  50 |  45 |  25 |  20 |   5 |
| Zeiss           |  80 |  60 |  50 |  35 |  20 |  25 |   5 |
| Cormag          |  85 |  55 |  40 |  45 |  35 |  25 |  15 |
| Glen            |  85 |  45 |  50 |  45 |  20 |  35 |  40 |
| Valter          |  80 |  40 |  55 |  50 |  15 |  20 |  20 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Wil             |  75 |  50 |  50 |  40 |  40 |  20 |  25 |
| Rebecca         |  60 |  40 |  50 |  60 |  50 |  15 |  30 |
| Louise          |  60 |  40 |  40 |  40 |  30 |  20 |  30 |
| Wolt            |  80 |  40 |  50 |  40 |  40 |  20 |  10 |
| Dorothy         |  85 |  50 |  45 |  45 |  35 |  15 |  15 |
| Klein           |  60 |  35 |  40 |  45 |  50 |  15 |  25 |
| Igrene          |  70 |  35 |  25 |  35 |  20 |  10 |   5 |
| Neimi           |  55 |  45 |  50 |  60 |  50 |  15 |  35 |
| Innes           |  75 |  40 |  40 |  45 |  45 |  20 |  25 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Rath            |  80 |  50 |  40 |  50 |  30 |  10 |  25 |
| Sue             |  55 |  30 |  55 |  65 |  50 |  10 |  15 |
| Shin            |  75 |  45 |  50 |  50 |  25 |  10 |  10 |
| Dayan           |  55 |  20 |  20 |  15 |  20 |  10 |  10 |
| Hayden          |  70 |  40 |  45 |  45 |  40 |  25 |  25 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Lucius          |  55 |  60 |  50 |  40 |  20 |  10 |  60 |
| Serra           |  50 |  50 |  30 |  40 |  60 |  15 |  55 |
| Renault         |  60 |  40 |  30 |  35 |  15 |  20 |  40 |
| Ellen           |  45 |  50 |  30 |  20 |  70 |   5 |  60 |
| Saul            |  60 |  40 |  45 |  45 |  15 |  15 |  50 |
| Yodel           |  20 |  30 |  15 |  10 |  20 |  10 |  20 |
| Artur           |  55 |  50 |  50 |  40 |  25 |  15 |  55 |
| Moulder         |  70 |  40 |  50 |  40 |  20 |  25 |  25 |
| Natasha         |  50 |  60 |  25 |  40 |  60 |  15 |  55 |
| Riev            |  75 |  45 |  50 |  40 |  15 |  20 |  45 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Priscilla       |  45 |  40 |  50 |  40 |  65 |  15 |  50 |
| Clarine         |  40 |  30 |  40 |  50 |  65 |  10 |  40 |
| Cecilia         |  60 |  35 |  45 |  25 |  25 |  20 |  25 |
| L'Arachel       |  45 |  50 |  45 |  45 |  65 |  15 |  50 |
| Selena          |  85 |  40 |  55 |  40 |  25 |  20 |  30 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Erk             |  65 |  40 |  40 |  50 |  30 |  20 |  40 |
| Pent            |  50 |  30 |  20 |  40 |  40 |  30 |  35 |
| Nino            |  55 |  50 |  55 |  60 |  45 |  15 |  50 |
| Lugh            |  50 |  40 |  50 |  50 |  35 |  15 |  30 |
| Lilina          |  45 |  75 |  20 |  35 |  50 |  10 |  35 |
| Hugh            |  75 |  30 |  30 |  45 |  25 |  20 |  15 |
| Lute            |  45 |  65 |  30 |  45 |  45 |  15 |  40 |
| Saleh           |  50 |  30 |  25 |  40 |  40 |  30 |  35 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Canas           |  70 |  45 |  40 |  35 |  25 |  25 |  45 |
| Ray             |  55 |  45 |  55 |  40 |  15 |  15 |  35 |
| Sophia          |  60 |  55 |  40 |  30 |  20 |  20 |  55 |
| Niime           |  25 |  15 |  15 |  15 |   5 |  15 |  20 |
| Knoll           |  70 |  50 |  40 |  35 |  20 |  10 |  45 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Matthew         |  75 |  30 |  40 |  70 |  50 |  25 |  20 |
| Legault         |  60 |  25 |  45 |  60 |  60 |  25 |  25 |
| Jaffar          |  60 |  15 |  40 |  35 |  20 |  30 |  30 |
| Chad            |  85 |  50 |  50 |  80 |  60 |  25 |  15 |
| Ashtol          |  90 |  35 |  40 |  50 |  15 |  20 |  20 |
| Cass            |  80 |  40 |  45 |  85 |  50 |  15 |  20 |
| Colm            |  75 |  40 |  40 |  65 |  45 |  25 |  20 |
| Rennac          |  65 |  25 |  45 |  60 |  25 |  25 |  30 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Ross            |  70 |  50 |  35 |  30 |  40 |  25 |  20 |
| Amelia          |  60 |  35 |  40 |  40 |  50 |  30 |  15 |
| Ewan            |  50 |  45 |  40 |  35 |  50 |  15 |  40 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Nils/Ninian     |  85 |   5 |   5 |  70 |  80 |  30 |  70 |
| Elphin          |  80 |   5 |   5 |  65 |  65 |  25 |  55 |
| Lalum           |  70 |  10 |   5 |  70 |  80 |  20 |  30 |
| Tethys          |  85 |   5 |  10 |  70 |  80 |  30 |  75 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Fae             | 130 |  90 |  85 |  65 | 150 |  30 |  50 |
| Myrrh           | 130 |  90 |  85 |  65 |  30 | 150 |  30 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Athos           |  -- |  -- |  -- |  -- |  -- |  -- |  -- |
| Lyon            |  85 |  50 |  55 |  55 |  30 |  45 |  55 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
| Merlinus(7)     | 120 |   0 |  90 |  90 | 100 |  30 |  15 |
| Merlinus(6)     | 100 |  20 |  50 |  50 | 100 |  20 |   5 |
|-----------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|

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VII. AVERAGE CHARACTER STATS
------------------------------------------------------------
(*) Indicates a Maxed stat.
(+) Indicates the Unit's best stat.  There can be ties.
(-) Indicates the Unit's worst stat.  There can be ties.
-'StL' stands for 'Starting Level'.  Some characters can be recruited at
different times with different levels, so their max stats are different.
-The 'u' stands for 'Unpromted', 'p' for 'Promoted', and 't' for Trainee.
-I don't have the stat caps (except for where a stat is maxed out), but
it's not necessary.
-In FE8, some characters may start at different levels depening on 
which route you get them (for example, you get Innes at Lv 1 if you went 
Eirika's way, but if you went Ephraim's, he comes at Lv 3).  These Average 
stats assume you got this character at their lower level.  As far as I 
know, this affects Innes, Duessel, Cormag, Amelia (if you let her go in
Eirika Ch. 9), and Saleh.  Knoll's starting stats may also vary
depending on which route you take.  I may fix this in a later update.
-Stat caps can change depending on class, gender, and even game.  So,
they vary a crapload.
-You'll notice a number next to the chart, that's each character's
stats all added together (HP thru Con).  For more comparison.
-I'm just full of notes.  One last thing: in FE7/8, these average stats
are without Afa's Drops/Metis' Tome, and in FE7, these are without the
aid of your Tactician's affinity.

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Master/Knight/Blade/Great Lord                              |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Eliwood       |  1u |+52 | 24 | 24 | 23 | 24 | 17 |-16 | 09 |189
| Lyn           |  1u | 46 | 21 | 29*|+30*| 26 |-13 | 16 | 06 |187
| Hector        |  1u | 56 |+30*| 24*| 21 |-14 | 28 | 15 | 15 |203
| Roy           |  1u | 52 | 22 | 25*| 24 |+30*| 17 |-16 | 08 |194
| Eirika        |  1u | 47 | 21 | 29*|+30*| 28 |-17 |-17 | 07 |196
| Ephraim       |  4u |+55 | 27*| 26*| 24*| 26 | 21 |-16 | 10 |215
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| General                                                     |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Wallace       | 12u | 53 |+27 | 20 |-13 | 18 | 26 | 14 | 15 |186
| Wallace       |  1p | 47 |+24 | 17 |-12 | 16 | 24 |-12 | 15 |167
| Oswin         |  9u | 59 | 27 | 20 | 17 |-13 |+30 | 15 | 16 |197
| Bors          |  1u |+58 | 21 | 18 | 21*| 23 | 28 | -7 | 16 |192
| Wendy         |  1u |+55 | 23 | 20 | 22*| 23 | 22 | -8 | 11 |184
| Barth         |  9u | 59 | 27*| 16 | 14 |  8 |+30*| -5 | 18 |177
| Douglas       |  8p |+53 | 23 | 17 | 12 | 14 | 24 | -6 | 17 |166
| Gilliam       |  4u |+60*| 27 | 20 | 17 | 14 |+30*|-13 | 16 |197
| Amelia        |  1t | 49 | 27*| 21 | 25*| 30*| 21 |-13 | 11 |197
| Fado          | 11p |+54 | 25 | 18 | 15 | -7 | 22 | 13 | 18 |172
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Great Knight                                                |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Franz         |  1u |+53 | 24 | 21 | 24*| 17 | 18 |-10 | 13 |180
| Forde         |  6u |+55 | 22 | 24*| 24*| 19 | 17 |-11 | 13 |185
| Kyle          |  5u |+59 | 28*| 23 | 23 | 13 | 19 | -9 | 14 |188
| Amelia (Cav)  |  1t | 48 | 26*| 21 | 25*|+30*| 19 |-14 | 10 |193
| Amelia (Knt)  |  1t | 49 | 26*| 20 | 25*|+30*| 20 |-12 | 10 |192
| Duessel       |  8p |+51 | 24 | 17 | 21 | -7 | 22 | 13 | 15 |170
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Paladin                                                     |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Kent          |  1u |+54 | 22 | 26*| 24*|-10 | 17 | 12 | 11 |176
| Sain          |  1u |+51 | 25*| 19 | 23 | 17 | 17 | -9 | 11 |172
| Lowen         |  2u |+60*| 21 | 19 | 21 | 23 | 25*|-14 | 12 |195
| Marcus (FE7)  |  1p | 43 | 21 |+25 | 16 | 14 |-13 | 15 | 11 |158
| Isadora       |  1p | 42 | 19 | 19 |+26*| 19 | 12 |-11 |  6 |154
| Alan          |  1u |+54 | 25*| 21 | 25*| 18 | 18 | -7 | 11 |179
| Lance         |  1u |+53 | 22 | 25 | 25*| 15 | 16 | -9 | 11 |176
| Marcus (FE6)  |  1p |+44 | 14 | 18 | 16 | 14 |-12 |-12 | 11 |141
| Noah          |  7u |+54 | 20 | 23 | 21 | 19 | 19 | -7 | 12 |175
| Treck         |  3u |+59 | 24 | 19 | 22 | 23 | 21 | -5 | 11 |184
| Zealot        |  1p |+49 | 15 | 16 | 17 | -8 | 17 | 10 | 11 |143
| Percival      |  5p |+54 | 22 | 17 | 23 | 15 | 17 |-13 | 12 |173
| Franz         |  1u |+52 | 23 | 21 | 24*| 17 | 17 |-10 | 11 |175
| Forde         |  6u |+54 | 21 | 26*| 24*| 19 | 17 |-11 | 11 |183
| Kyle          |  5u |+58 | 25*| 23 | 22 | 13 | 19 | -9 | 12 |181
| Amelia (Cav)  |  1t | 46 | 23*| 21 | 25*|+30*| 17 |-14 |  9 |185
| Amelia (Rec2) |  1t | 47 | 23*| 20 | 25*|+30*| 19 |-13 |  9 |186
| Seth          |  1p | 47 |+24 | 22 | 21 | 18 | 19 |-14 | 11 |176
| Orson         | 13p |+54 | 20 | 18 | 17 | -8 | 17 | 13 | 12 |159
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Berserker                                                   |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Dart          |  8u |+60*|+30*| 15 | 28*| 14 | 14 | -7 | 13 |181
| Hawkeye       |  4p |+58 | 24 | 19 |-15 | 20 | 17 | 16 | 16 |185
| Gonzales (10A)|  5u |+60*|+30*| 15 | 28 | 17 | 18 | -2 | 16 |186
| Gonzales (10B)| 11u |+60*|+30*| 14 | 25 | 15 | 16 | -1 | 16 |177
| Geese         | 10u |+60*| 28 | 22 | 22 | 21 | 17 | -3 | 14 |187
| Garret        |  1p |+60*| 26 | 18 | 15 | 15 | 12 | -5 | 13 |164
| Ross          |  1t | 54 |+30*| 19 | 19 | 27 | 18 |-11 | 13 |191
| Dozla         |  1p |+59 | 26 | 18 | 17 |-10 | 17 | 11 | 16 |174
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Warrior                                                     |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Dorcas        |  3u |+60*|+30*| 23 | 13 | 17 | 15 | -8 | 16 |182
| Bartre (FE7)  |  2u |+60*| 29 | 20 | 18 | 15 | 18 |-12 | 15 |187
| Geitz         |  3p |+54 | 26 | 18 | 20 | 17 | 14 | -6 | 13 |168
| Wade          |  2u |+60*|+30*| 23 | 14 | 21 | 17 | -2 | 15 |182
| Lott          |  3u |+60*| 21 | 20 | 22 | 13 | 21 | -6 | 14 |177
| Bartre (FE6)  |  2p |+60*| 29 | 15 | 15 | 18 | 14 | -4 | 14 |169
| Garcia        |  4u | 59 |+30*| 23 | 16 | 17 | 17 | -9 | 16 |187
| Ross (Pirate) |  1t | 53 |+30*| 20 | 18 | 27 | 19 |-12 | 13 |192
| Ross (Fighter)|  1t | 53 |+30*| 21 | 17 | 27 | 18 |-13 | 13 |192
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Hero                                                        |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Raven         |  5u |+58 | 25*| 27 | 26*| 16 | 16 | -8 |  9 |185
| Harken        |  8p | 48 |+25*| 24 | 22 | 15 | 19 |-14 | 11 |178
| Dieck         |  5u |+60*| 25*| 27 | 22 | 17 | 17 | -8 | 14 |190
| Oujay         |  3u |+59 | 23 | 22 | 26*| 26 | 15 | -7 |  9 |187
| Echidna       |  1p |+49 | 19 | 24 | 24 |-10 | 11 |-10 |  9 |156
| Gerik         | 10u |+60*| 25*| 27 | 24 | 17 | 22 |-13 | 15 |203
| Ross (Fighter)|  1t |+54 | 25*| 21 | 19 |+27 | 17 |-12 | 11 |186
| Ross (Jnymn2) |  1t |+54 | 25*| 22 | 19 |+27 | 19 |-13 | 11 |190
| Caellach      | 12p |+54 | 23 | 18 | 17 | 16 | 17 |-15 | 13 |173
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Ranger                                                      |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Neimi         |  1u | 40 | 23*| 26 |+30*| 23 |-11 | 18 |  8 |179
| Gerik         | 10u |+60*| 25*| 27 | 23 | 17 | 23 |-14 | 13 |202
| Hayden        | 10p |+44 | 21 | 19 | 20 | 21 |-15 |-15 | 10 |165
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Sniper                                                      |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Wil           |  2u | 51 | 25*|+26 | 22 | 21 | 14 |-12 |  7 |178
| Rebecca       |  1u | 44 | 22 | 25 |+29*| 23 |-11 | 14 |  6 |174
| Louise        |  4p | 38 | 18 | 20 |+23 | 21 |-12 | 17 |  6 |155
| Wolt          |  1u | 51 | 22 |+26 | 22 | 17 | 14 | -6 |  8 |166
| Dorothy       |  3u | 53 | 23*| 25 | 24 | 16 | 11 | -9 |  8 |169
| Klein         |  1p | 38 | 20 |+21 | 19 | 20 |-11 |-11 |  7 |147
| Igrene        |  1p | 45 |+23 |+23 | 22 | 13 | 13 |-11 |  7 |157
| Neimi         |  1u | 42 | 24*| 25 |+29*| 23 |-10 | 17 |  6 |176
| Innes         |  1p | 45 | 22 | 21 |+24 | 23 |-14 |-14 |  9 |172
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Nomadic Trooper                                             |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Rath          |  7u |+54 | 25*| 23 |+27 | 15 |-13 |-13 |  8 |178
| Sue           |  1u | 45 | 18 | 28*|+30*| 23 | 11 |-10 |  6 |171
| Shin          |  5u | 55 | 24 | 27 |+29 | 15 | 12 | -6 |  8 |176
| Dayan         | 12p |+47 | 16 | 18 | 21 | 14 |-11 | 13 |  9 |149
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Swordmaster                                                 |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Guy           |  3u | 53 | 19 | 29*|+30*| 21 | 12 |-10 |  6 |180
| Karel (FE7)   |  8p | 40 | 20 |+29*| 27 | 19 |-14 |-14 |  9 |172
| Karla         |  5p | 38 | 18 |+28 | 26 | 22 |-13 | 15 |  7 |167
| Rutger        |  4u | 56 | 20 | 29*|+30*| 13 | 15 | -9 |  8 |180
| Fil           |  1u | 52 | 19 | 29*|+30*| 22 | 12 |-11 |  6 |181
| Karel (FE6)   | 19p | 46 | 21 |+29*| 24 | 19 | 16 |-14 |  9 |178
| Joshua        |  5u | 56 | 22 | 29*|+30*| 17 | 14 |-10 |  9 |187
| Marisa        |  5u | 53 | 19 | 29*|+30*| 26 |-11 | 13 |  6 |187
| Ismaire       |  9p | 41 | 19 | 27 |+29 | 15 |-10 | 18 |  7 |166
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Assassin                                                    |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Matthew       |  2u | 49 | 16 | 19 |+30*| 21 | 14 | -9 |  7 |165
| Legault       | 12u | 45 | 16 | 23 |+30*| 26 | 17 |-12 |  9 |178
| Jaffar        | 13p | 38 | 20*|+28 | 26 |-12 | 17 | 13 |  8 |162
| Joshua        |  5u | 54 | 20*|+30*|+30*| 17 | 14 |-10 |  8 |183
| Marisa        |  5u | 51 | 18 |+30*|+30*| 26 |-11 | 13 |  6 |185
| Colm          |  2u | 49 | 20*| 19 |+30*| 25 | 14 |-10 |  7 |174
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Rogue                                                       |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Colm          |  2u | 48 | 20*| 20 |+30*| 25 | 14 |-10 |  8 |175
| Rennac        |  1p | 40 | 15 | 25 |+28 |-10 | 14 | 17 |  7 |156
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Thief (the ones in FE6 that can't promote)                  |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Chad          |  1  | 32 | 13 | 13 |+20*| 15 |  7 | -3 |  5 |108
| Ashtol        | 10  | 34 | 11 | 12 |+20*| 13 |  9 | -5 |  8 |112
| Cass          |  5  | 28 |  9 | 14 |+20*| 16 | -4 | -4 |  5 |100
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Falcoknight                                                 |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Florina       |  1u | 45 | 22 | 25*|+28*| 26 |-12 | 19 |  6 |183
| Fiora         |  7u | 48 | 21 | 25*|+28*| 17 |-16 | 26*|  6 |187
| Farina        | 12u | 49 | 23*| 25*|+28*| 22 |-19 | 22 |  6 |194
| Thany         |  1u | 40 | 17 | 25*|+28*|+28 |-12 | 16 |  5 |171
| Tate          |  8u | 47 | 20 | 24 |+28*| 15 |-14 |-14 |  6 |168
| Yunno         |  9p |+39 | 13 | 18 | 19 | 19 | -9 | 13 |  7 |137
| Vanessa       |  1u | 41 | 20 | 25*|+28*| 23 |-16 | 18 |  6 |177
| Tana          |  4u | 48 | 23*| 23 | 28*|+29 |-15 | 18 |  6 |190
| Syrene        |  1p | 40 | 20 | 23 |+26 | 18 |-14 | 22 |  7 |170
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wyvern Knight                                               |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Vanessa       |  1u | 39 | 20 | 27*|+29*| 23 |-15 | 17 |  9 |179
| Tana          |  4u | 46 | 24*| 24 |+29*|+29 |-14 | 18 |  9 |193
| Cormag        |  9u |+59 | 25*| 23 | 27 | 15 | 20 | -7 | 11 |187
| Valter        | 13p |+51 | 22 | 21 | 21 | -4 | 14 | 13 | 11 |157
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Wyvern Lord (Dragon Master)                                 |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Heath         |  7u |+58 | 27*| 25*| 23 | 13 | 20 | -9 | 10 |185
| Vaida         |  9p |+50 |+25*| 21 | 17 | 14 | 24 | -8 | 12 |171
| Miledy        | 10u |+57 | 25*| 26*| 23*| 12 | 21 | -6 | 10 |180
| Zeiss         |  7u |+59 | 26*| 25*| 21 | 12 | 22 | -5 | 11 |181
| Cormag        |  9u |+60*| 27*| 23 | 23*| 15 | 22 | -7 | 12 |189
| Glen          | 12p |+53 | 24 | 21 | 17 |  9 | 21 | -8 | 12 |165
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Bishop                                                      |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Lucius        |  3u | 41 | 25*| 25 | 24*|  9 | -8 |+30*|  7 |169
| Serra         |  1u | 39 | 22 | 18 | 24 |+29 |-10 | 28 |  5 |177
| Renault       | 16p | 45 | 14 |+23 | 21 |-11 | 16 | 20 |  9 |159
| Ellen         |  2u | 36 | 23 | 20 | 17 |+30*| -2 | 28 |  5 |161
| Saul          |  5u | 43 | 21 | 24 |+25*| -7 |  9 |+25 |  7 |161
| Yodel         | 20p | 35 | 19 | 18 | 14 | 11 | -5 |+30*|  6 |138
| Artur         |  2u | 42 | 25*| 26*| 23 |-11 |-11 |+28 |  7 |173
| Moulder       |  3u | 48 | 20 |+25 | 23 | -8 | 14 | 17 | 11 |166
| Natasha       |  1u | 40 | 25*| 16 | 25 |+29 | -9 |+29 |  5 |178
| Riev          | 16p | 52 | 16 | 23 | 21 | 10 | 16 | 20 |  7 |165
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Valkyrie                                                    |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Priscilla     |  3u | 35 | 22 | 24*| 22 |+30*|-10 | 27 |  5 |175
| Clarine       |  1u | 34 | 16 | 22 | 25*|+30*| -8 | 23 |  6 |164
| Cecilia       |  1p |+41 | 18 | 16 | 15 | 15 |-11 | 18 |  6 |140
| Natasha       |  1u | 40 | 25*| 15 | 24 |+29 | -9 | 28*|  6 |176
| L'Arachel     |  3u | 37 | 25*| 23 | 25*|+30*|-12 | 28*|  6 |186
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Mage Knight                                                 |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| L'Arachel     |  3u | 37 | 25*| 23 | 25*|+30*|-12 | 28*|  6 |186
| Lute          |  1u | 37 |+25*| 18 | 24 |+25 |-11 | 22 |  6 |168
| Ewan          |  1t | 43 | 24*| 22 | 23 |+29 |-10 | 25*|  8 |184
| Selena        | 11p |+46 | 17 | 18 | 20 |-12 | 13 | 20 |  6 |152
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Sage                                                        |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Erk           |  1u | 46 | 21 | 21 |+26*| 14 |-13 | 22 |  6 |169
| Pent          |  6p | 40 | 22 |+24 | 23 | 20 |-15 | 21 |  8 |173
| Nino          |  5u | 41 | 25 |+26 |+26*| 25 |-12 | 25*|  4 |184
| Lugh          |  1u | 39 | 23 |+26 |+26*| 18 |-11 | 18 |  5 |166
| Lilina        |  1u | 36 |+30*| 16 | 20 | 23 | -7 | 22 |  5 |159
| Hugh (10,000G)| 15u | 48 | 24 | 20 | 24 | 16 | 16 |-15 |  8 |171
| Lute          |  1u | 37 |+30*| 18 | 24 | 25 |-12 | 23 |  4 |173
| Ewan (Mage)   |  1t | 43 | 25 | 22 | 23 |+29 |-11 | 25*|  7 |185
| Ewan (Pupil2) |  1t | 43 | 26 | 22 | 21 |+29 |-12 | 25*|  7 |185
| Saleh         |  1p | 40 | 22 |+23 | 22 | 19 |-14 | 20 |  8 |168
| Moulder       |  3u |+49 | 19 | 24 | 23 | -8 | 14 | 17 | 11 |165
| Artur         |  2u | 43 |+26 | 25 | 23 |-11 |-11 | 25 |  8 |172
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Druid                                                       |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Canas         |  8u | 47 |+24 | 21 | 22 |-15 |-15 |+24 |  8 |176
| Ray           | 12u | 41 |+28 | 24*| 22 |-10 | 11 | 21 |  5 |162
| Sophia        |  1u | 40 |+29*| 19 | 18 |-11 |-11 |+29*|  4 |161
| Niime         | 18p | 26 |+21 | 20 | 16 | 15 | -5 | 18 |  4 |125
| Knoll         | 10u | 46 |+27 | 21 | 21 | -6 |  7 | 26 |  8 |162
| Ewan          |  1t | 44 | 26 | 21 | 25 |+29 |-10 | 26 |  8 |189
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Summoner                                                    |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Knoll         | 10u | 45 |+27*| 22 | 21 | -6 | -6 | 26 |  8 |161
| Ewan          |  1t | 43 | 26 | 21 | 26*|+29 | -9 | 27 |  8 |189
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Super Journeyman/Recruit/Pupil                              |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Ross          |  1t | 54 | 26*| 22 | 19 |+27 | 19 |-13 |  8 |188
| Amelia        |  1t | 48 | 23*| 20 | 25 |+30*| 20 |-12 |  6 |184
| Ewan          |  1t | 45 | 27 | 22 | 22 |+29 |-12 | 26*|  5 |188
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Dancer/Bard                                                 |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Nils/Ninian   |  2  | 29 | -1 | -1 |+25 | 24 | 10 | 17 |  3 |110
| Elphin        |  1  | 30 | -2 |  4 | 20*|+23 |  9 | 11 |  6 |105
| Lalum         |  1  | 27 | -3 | -3 | 20*|+24 |  6 | 10 |  4 |97
| Tethys        |  1  | 34 | -2 |  4 |+25 |+25 | 11 | 18 |  5 |124
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Manakete (Mamkute) - not including Dragonstone bonuses      |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Fae           |  1  | 41 | 19 | 18 | 15 |+30*| -8 | 16 |  1 |148
| Myrrh         |  1  |+40 |+20*| 17 | 17 | -9 |+20*| 13 |  5 |141
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Archsage/Necromancer                                        |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Athos (AS)    | 20  |-40 |+30*| 24 |-20 | 25 |-20*| 28 |  9 |196
| Lyon (NCM)    | 14  | 49 |+25 | 16 | 14 | -6 | 20 | 22 |  7 |159
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| Merlinus                                                    |
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| Name          | StL | HP | S/M| Skl| Spd| Lck| Def| Res| Con|
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
| FE7 Version   |  1u | 46 | -0 | 20*| 20*|+30*| 12 |  5 | 25 |158
| FE6 Version   |  1  | 34 |  4 | 13 | 13 |+29 |  7 | -1 | 25 |126
|---------------|-----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|

------------------------------------------------------------
VIII. THE BEST AND THE WORST CHARACTERS
------------------------------------------------------------
-I'll split this into two halves: the fact half and the opinion
half.  In the fact half, in each promoted class category (via
section VII) it'll show the best character in each class (like
the best/worst in strength, in skill, etc.), followed by an
best/worst in all stats added up.  The opinion half will work 
like the Best/Worst setup I used in previous versions, but more 
fleshed out: for each of the 21 sections above, I'll sort each 
character in order from 1st to worst.  I'll also do it for the 
fan ratings, but since you guys haven't done a chance to rate 
the Sacred Stones characters, they're left out.  By the time 
you're through this section, you'll probably have all the character 
comparison you'll need for some time.

--------------------
The Fact Half
--------------------
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Promoted Lord (6)    | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Ephraim (55)            | Lyn (46)                |
| Strength (Str)       | Hector (30)             | Lyn/Eirika (21)         |
| Skill (Skl)          | Lyn/Eirika (29)         | Eliwood/Hector (24)     |
| Speed (Spd)          | Lyn/Eirika (30)         | Hector (21)             |
| Luck (Lck)           | Roy (30)                | Hector (14)             |
| Defense (Def)        | Hector (28)             | Lyn (13)                |
| Resistance (Res)     | Eirika (17)             | Hector (15)             |
| Constitution (Con)   | Hector (15)             | Lyn (6)                 |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Ephraim (215)           | Lyn (187)               |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| General (10)         | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Gilliam (60)            | Lv1 Gen. Wallace (47)   |
| Strength (Str)       | L12KWal/Barth/Amelia(27)| Bors (21)               |
| Skill (Skl)          | Amelia (21)             | L1GWallace/Douglas (17) |
| Speed (Spd)          | Amelia (25)             | L1GWallace/Douglas (12) |
| Luck (Lck)           | Amelia (30)             | Fado (7)                |
| Defense (Def)        | Oswin/Barth/Gillaim (30)| Amelia (21)             |
| Resistance (Res)     | Oswin (15)              | Barth (5)               |
| Constitution (Con)   | Barth/Fado (18)         | Wendy/Amelia (11)       |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Oswin/Giliam/Amelia(197)| Douglas (166)           |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Note: Since there's two radically different Wallaces:
L12KWal = Wallace in Lyn Hard mode (that you're not forced to promote)
Lv1 Gen. Wallace = Wallace that was forced to promote at Lv. 12

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Great Knight (6)     | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Kyle (59)               | CavAmelia (48)          |
| Strength (Str)       | Kyle (28)               | Forde (22)              |
| Skill (Skl)          | Forde (24)              | Duessel (17)            |
| Speed (Spd)          | Amelia (25)             | Duessel (21)            |
| Luck (Lck)           | Amelia (30)             | Duessel (7)             |
| Defense (Def)        | Duessel (22)            | Forde (17)              |
| Resistance (Res)     | CavAmelia (14)          | Kyle (9)                |
| Constitution (Con)   | Duessel (15)            | Amelia (10)             |
| Combined Best/Worst  | CavAmelia (193)         | Duessel (170)           |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Note: CavAmelia = Amelia who became a Great Knight via the Cavalier path

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Paladin (19)         | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Lowen (60)              | Isadora (42)            |
| Strength (Str)       | Sain/Alan/Kyle (25)     | FE6 Marcus (14)         |
| Skill (Skl)          | Kent/Forde (26)         | Zealot (16)             |
| Speed (Spd)          | Isadora (26)            | FE6/7 Marcus (16)       |
| Luck (Lck)           | Amelia (30)             | Zealot/Orson (8)        |
| Defense (Def)        | Lowen (25)              | FE6 Marcus/Isadora (12) |
| Resistance (Res)     | FE7 Marcus (15)         | Treck (5)               |
| Constitution (Con)   | Lwn/Noh/Prcv/Kyl/Ors(12)| Isadora (6)             |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Lowen (195)             | FE6 Marcus (141)        |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Berserker (8)        | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Dart/FE6 Berserkers (60)| Ross (54)               |
| Strength (Str)       | Dart/Gonzales/Ross (30) | Hawkeye (24)            |
| Skill (Skl)          | Geese (22)              | 10B Gonzales (14)       |
| Speed (Spd)          | Dart/10A Gonzales (28)  | Hawkeye/Garret (15)     |
| Luck (Lck)           | Ross (27)               | Dozla (10)              |
| Defense (Def)        | 10A Gonzales/Ross (18)  | Garret (12)             |
| Resistance (Res)     | Hawkeye (16)            | 10B Gonzales (1)        |
| Constitution (Con)   | Hawkeye/Gnzles/Dozla(16)| Dart/Garret/Ross (13)   |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Ross (191)              | Garret (164)            |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Note: 10A/10B Gonzales refers to the much different Gonzales' you can get.
In 10A, Gonzales is Level 5, in 10B, Level 11.  Check his profile for more
on how to recruit him.

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Warrior (9)          | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Drcs/Brtr6&7/Wde/Ltt(60)| Ross (53)               |
| Strength (Str)       | Drcs/Wade/Grcia/Ross(30)| Lott (21)               |
| Skill (Skl)          | Dorcas/Wade/Garcia (23) | FE6 Bartre (15)         |
| Speed (Spd)          | Lott (22)               | Dorcas (13)             |
| Luck (Lck)           | Ross (27)               | Lott (13)               |
| Defense (Def)        | Lott (21)               | Geitz/FE6 Bartre (14)   |
| Resistance (Res)     | Fighter Ross (13)       | Wade (2)                |
| Constitution (Con)   | Dorcas/Garcia (16)      | Geitz/Ross (13)         |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Ross (192)              | Geitz (168)             |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hero (9)             | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Dieck/Gerik (60)        | Harken (48)             |
| Strength (Str)       | Rvn/Hrk/Dck/Grk/Rss (25)| Echidna (19)            |
| Skill (Skl)          | Raven/Dieck/Gerik (27)  | Caellach (18)           |
| Speed (Spd)          | Raven/Oujay (26)        | Caellach (17)           |
| Luck (Lck)           | Ross (27)               | Echidna (10)            |
| Defense (Def)        | Gerik (22)              | Echidna (11)            |
| Resistance (Res)     | Caellach (15)           | Oujay (7)               |
| Constitution (Con)   | Gerik (15)              | Raven/Oujay/Echidna (9) |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Gerik (203)             | Echidna (156)           |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Ranger (3)           | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Gerik (60)              | Neimi (40)              |
| Strength (Str)       | Gerik (25)              | Hayden (21)             |
| Skill (Skl)          | Gerik (27)              | Hayden (29)             |
| Speed (Spd)          | Neimi (30)              | Hayden (20)             |
| Luck (Lck)           | Neimi (23)              | Gerik (17)              |
| Defense (Def)        | Gerik (23)              | Neimi (11)              |
| Resistance (Res)     | Neimi (18)              | Gerik (14)              |
| Constitution (Con)   | Gerik (13)              | Neimi (8)               |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Gerik (202)             | Hayden (165)            |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Sniper (9)           | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Dorothy (53)            | Louise/Klein (38)       |
| Strength (Str)       | Wil (25)                | Louise (18)             |
| Skill (Skl)          | Wil/Wolt (26)           | Louise (20)             |
| Speed (Spd)          | Rebecca/Neimi (29)      | Klein (19)              |
| Luck (Lck)           | Rebecca/Neimi/Innes (23)| Igrene (13)             |
| Defense (Def)        | Wil/Wolt/Innes (14)     | Neimi (10)              |
| Resistance (Res)     | Louise/Neimi (17)       | Wolt (6)                |
| Constitution (Con)   | Innes (9)               | Rebecca/Louise/Neimi (6)|
| Combined Best/Worst  | Wil (178)               | Klein (147)             |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Nomadic Trooper (4)  | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Shin (55)               | Sue (45)                |
| Strength (Str)       | Rath (25)               | Dayan (16)              |
| Skill (Skl)          | Sue (28)                | Dayan (18)              |
| Speed (Spd)          | Sue (30)                | Dayan (21)              |
| Luck (Lck)           | Sue (23)                | Dayan (14)              |
| Defense (Def)        | Rath (13)               | Sue/Dayan (11)          |
| Resistance (Res)     | Rath/Dayan (13)         | Shin (6)                |
| Constitution (Con)   | Dayan (9)               | Sue (6)                 |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Rath (178)              | Dayan (149)             |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Swordmaster (9)      | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Rutger/Joshua (56)      | Karla (38)              |
| Strength (Str)       | Joshua (22)             | Karla (18)              |
| Skill (Skl)          | Gy/Kr6&7/Rt/Fl/Js/Ms(29)| Ismaire (27)            |
| Speed (Spd)          | Guy/Rtgr/Fil/Jsh/Mrs(30)| FE6 Karel (24)          |
| Luck (Lck)           | Marisa (26)             | Rutger (13)             |
| Defense (Def)        | FE6 Karel (16)          | Ismaire (10)            |
| Resistance (Res)     | Ismaire (18)            | Rutger (9)              |
| Constitution (Con)   | FE6/7 Karel/Joshua (9)  | Guy/Fil/Marisa (6)      |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Joshua/Marisa (187)     | Ismaire (166)           |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Assassin (6)         | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Joshua (54)             | Jaffar (38)             |
| Strength (Str)       | Jaffar/Joshua/Colm (20) | Matthew/Legault (16)    |
| Skill (Skl)          | Joshua/Marisa (30)      | Matthew/Colm (19)       |
| Speed (Spd)          | Mthw/Lgt/Jsh/Mrs/Clm(30)| Jaffar (26)             |
| Luck (Lck)           | Legault/Marisa (26)     | Jaffar (12)             |
| Defense (Def)        | Legault/Jaffar (17)     | Marisa (11)             |
| Resistance (Res)     | Jaffar/Marisa (13)      | Matthew (9)             |
| Constitution (Con)   | Legault (9)             | Marisa (6)              |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Marisa (185)            | Jaffar (162)            |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Rogue (2)            | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Colm (48)               | Rennac (40)             |
| Strength (Str)       | Colm (20)               | Rennac (15)             |
| Skill (Skl)          | Rennac (25)             | Colm (20)               |
| Speed (Spd)          | Colm (30)               | Rennac (28)             |
| Luck (Lck)           | Colm (25)               | Rennac (10)             |
| Defense (Def)        | Colm and Rennac are Tied with 14 Defense          |
| Resistance (Res)     | Rennac (17)             | Colm (10)               |
| Constitution (Con)   | Colm (8)                | Rennac (7)              |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Colm (175)              | Rennac (156)            |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| FE6 Thief (3)        | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Ashtol (34)             | Cass (28)               |
| Strength (Str)       | Chad (13)               | Cass (9)                |
| Skill (Skl)          | Cass (14)               | Ashtol (12)             |
| Speed (Spd)          | All 3 have 20 Speed.  Because they're thieves.    |
| Luck (Lck)           | Cass (16)               | Ashtol (13)             |
| Defense (Def)        | Ashtol (9)              | Cass (4)                |
| Resistance (Res)     | Ashtol (5)              | Chad (3)                |
| Constitution (Con)   | Ashtol (8)              | Chad/Cass (5)           |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Ashtol (112)            | Cass (100)              |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Falcoknight (9)      | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Farina (49)             | Yunno (39)              |
| Strength (Str)       | Farina/Tana (23)        | Yunno (13)              |
| Skill (Skl)          | Flo/Fio/Far/Tha/Van (25)| Yunno (18)              |
| Speed (Spd)          | Fl/Fi/Fa/Th/Tt/Va/Tn(28)| Yunno (19)              |
| Luck (Lck)           | Tana (29)               | Tate (15)               |
| Defense (Def)        | Farina (19)             | Yunno (9)               |
| Resistance (Res)     | Fiora (26)              | Yunno (13)              |
| Constitution (Con)   | Yunno/Syrene (7)        | Thany (5)               |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Farina (194)            | Yunno (137)             |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Wyvern Knight (4)    | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Cormag (59)             | Vanessa (39)            |
| Strength (Str)       | Cormag (25)             | Vanessa (20)            |
| Skill (Skl)          | Vanessa (27)            | Valter (21)             |
| Speed (Spd)          | Vanessa/Tana (29)       | Valter (21)             |
| Luck (Lck)           | Tana (29)               | Valter (4)              |
| Defense (Def)        | Cormag (20)             | Tana/Valter (14)        |
| Resistance (Res)     | Tana (18)               | Cormag (7)              |
| Constitution (Con)   | Cormag/Valter (11)      | Vanessa/Tana (9)        |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Tana (193)              | Valter (157)            |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Wyvern Lord (6)      | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Cormag (60)             | Vaida (50)              |
| Strength (Str)       | Heath/Cormag (27)       | Glen (24)               |
| Skill (Skl)          | Miledy (26)             | Vaida/Glen (21)         |
| Speed (Spd)          | Heath/Miledy/Cormag (23)| Vaida/Glen (17)         |
| Luck (Lck)           | Cormag (15)             | Glen (9)                |
| Defense (Def)        | Vaida (24)              | Heath (20)              |
| Resistance (Res)     | Heath (9)               | Zeiss (5)               |
| Constitution (Con)   | Vaida/Cormag/Glen (12)  | Heath/Miledy (10)       |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Cormag (189)            | Glen (165)              |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Bishop (10)          | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Riev (52)               | Yodel (35)              |
| Magic (Mag)          | Lucius/Artur/Natasha(25)| Renault (14)            |
| Skill (Skl)          | Artur (26)              | Natasha (16)            |
| Speed (Spd)          | Saul/Natasha (25)       | Yodel (14)              |
| Luck (Lck)           | Ellen (30)              | Saul (7)                |
| Defense (Def)        | Renault/Riev (16)       | Ellen (2)               |
| Resistance (Res)     | Lucius/Yodel (30)       | Moulder (17)            |
| Constitution (Con)   | Moulder (11)            | Serra/Ellen/Natasha (5) |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Natasha (178)           | Yodel (138)             |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Valkryie (5)         | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Cecilia (41)            | Clarine (34)            |
| Magic (Mag)          | Natasha/L'Arachel (25)  | Clarine (16)            |
| Skill (Skl)          | Priscilla (24)          | Natasha (15)            |
| Speed (Spd)          | Clarine/L'Arachel (25)  | Cecilia (15)            |
| Luck (Lck)           | Prisc/Clrn/L'Arachel(30)| Cecilia (15)            |
| Defense (Def)        | L'Arachel (12)          | Clarine (8)             |
| Resistance (Res)     | Natasha/L'Arachel (28)  | Cecilia (18)            |
| Constitution (Con)   | Clarn/Cecil/Nat/L'Arc(6)| Priscilla (5)           |
| Combined Best/Worst  | L'Arachel (186)         | Cecilia (140)           |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Mage Knight (4)      | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Selena (46)             | L'Arachel/Lute (37)     |
| Magic (Mag)          | L'Arachel/Lute (25)     | Selena (17)             |
| Skill (Skl)          | L'Arachel (23)          | Lute/Selena (18)        |
| Speed (Spd)          | L'Arachel (25)          | Selena (20)             |
| Luck (Lck)           | L'Arachel (30)          | Selena (12)             |
| Defense (Def)        | Selena (13)             | Ewan (10)               |
| Resistance (Res)     | L'Arachel (28)          | Selena (20)             |
| Constitution (Con)   | Ewan (8)                | L'Arachel/Lute/Selena(6)|
| Combined Best/Worst  | L'Arachel (186)         | Selena (152)            |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Sage (12)            | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Moulder (49)            | Lilina (36)             |
| Magic (Mag)          | Lilina/Lute (30)        | Moulder (19)            |
| Skill (Skl)          | Nino/Lugh (26)          | Lilina (16)             |
| Speed (Spd)          | Erk/Nino/Lugh (26)      | Lilina (20)             |
| Luck (Lck)           | Ewan (29)               | Moulder (8)             |
| Defense (Def)        | Hugh (16)               | Lilina (7)              |
| Resistance (Res)     | Nino/Ewan/Artur (25)    | Hugh (15)               |
| Constitution (Con)   | Moulder (11)            | Nino/Lute (4)           |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Ewan (185)              | Lilina :( (159)         |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Druid (6)            | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Canas (47)              | Niime (26)              |
| Magic (Mag)          | Sophia (29)             | Niime (21)              |
| Skill (Skl)          | Ray (24)                | Sophia (19)             |
| Speed (Spd)          | Ewan (25)               | Niime (16)              |
| Luck (Lck)           | Ewan (29)               | Knoll (6)               |
| Defense (Def)        | Canas (15)              | Niime (5)               |
| Resistance (Res)     | Sophia (29)             | Niime (18)              |
| Constitution (Con)   | Canas/Knoll/Ewan (8)    | Sophia/Niime (4)        |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Ewan (189)              | Niime (125)             |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Summoner (2)         | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Knoll (45)              | Ewan (43)               |
| Magic (Mag)          | Knoll (27)              | Ewan (26)               |
| Skill (Skl)          | Knoll (22)              | Ewan (21)               |
| Speed (Spd)          | Ewan (26)               | Knoll (21)              |
| Luck (Lck)           | Ewan (29)               | Knoll (6)               |
| Defense (Def)        | Ewan (9)                | Knoll (6)               |
| Resistance (Res)     | Ewan (27)               | Knoll (26)              |
| Constitution (Con)   | Knoll and Ewan are tied with 8 Constitution.      |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Ewan (189)              | Knoll (161)             |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Super Trainees (3)   | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Ross (54)               | Ewan (45)               |
| Str/Mag              | Ewan (27)               | Amelia (23)             |
| Skill (Skl)          | Ross/Ewan (22)          | Amelia (20)             |
| Speed (Spd)          | Amelia (25)             | Ross (19)               |
| Luck (Lck)           | Amelia (30)             | Ross (27)               |
| Defense (Def)        | Amelia (20)             | Ewan (12)               |
| Resistance (Res)     | Ewan (26)               | Amelia (12)             |
| Constitution (Con)   | Ross (8)                | Ewan (5)                |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Ross/Ewan (188)         | Amelia (184)            |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Dancer/Bard (4)      | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Tethys (34)             | Lalum (27)              |
| Strength (Str)       | Lalum (3)               | Ninian (1)              |
| Skill (Skl)          | Elphin/Tethys (4)       | Ninian (1)              |
| Speed (Spd)          | Ninian/Tethys (25)      | Elphin/Lalum (20)*      |
| Luck (Lck)           | Tethys (25)             | Elphin (23)             |
| Defense (Def)        | Tethys (11)             | Lalum (6)               |
| Resistance (Res)     | Tethys (18)             | Lalum (10)              |
| Constitution (Con)   | Elphin (6)              | Ninian (3)              |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Tethys (124)            | Lalum (97)              |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Note: Because Ninian and Nils share the same stats, I'll only refer to the 
two as Ninian when necessary.
*: It's not really fair for them, as in FE6, the Dancer's Speed cap was 20,
whereas it's 30 in the other two games.

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Manakete/Mamkute (2) | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Fae (41)                | Myrrh (40)              |
| Strength (Str)       | Myrrh (20)              | Fae (19)                |
| Skill (Skl)          | Fae (18)                | Myrrh (17)              |
| Speed (Spd)          | Myrrh (17)              | Fae (15)                |
| Luck (Lck)           | Fae (30)                | Myrrh (9)               |
| Defense (Def)        | Myrrh (20)              | Fae (8)                 |
| Resistance (Res)     | Fae (16)                | Myrrh (13)              |
| Constitution (Con)   | Myrrh (5)               | Fae (1)                 |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Fae (148)               | Myrrh (141)             |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Archsage/Necromancer | Best                    | Worst                   |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Hit Points (HP)      | Lyon (49)               | Athos (40)              |
| Magic (Mag)          | Athos (30)              | Lyon (25)               |
| Skill (Skl)          | Athos (24)              | Lyon (16)               |
| Speed (Spd)          | Athos (20)              | Lyon (14)               |
| Luck (Lck)           | Athos (25)              | Lyon (6)                |
| Defense (Def)        | Athos and Lyon both have 20 Defense.              |
| Resistance (Res)     | Athos (28)              | Lyon (22)               |
| Constitution (Con)   | Athos (9)               | Lyon (7)                |
| Combined Best/Worst  | Athos (196)             | Lyon (159)              |
|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

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| Transporter                                                              |
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| Except in Strength (0-4), FE7 Merlinus beat FE6 Merlinus in every        |
| category, with a combined total of 158-126.                              |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

--------------------
The Opinion Half
--------------------
Facts are good and all, but it's our personal experience with each character
that helps us determine who we think are the best and worst.  Using my
scores as well as the fan scores, here are every character ranked from
best to worst (based on category).

A. Unpromoted Lord
--------------------
My Best: Hector
Followed by: Ephraim, Eirika, Lyn, Eliwood
My Worst: Roy

Fan Best: Ephraim
Followed by: Hector, Lyn, Eirika, Eliwood
Fan Worst: Roy

B. Promoted Lord
--------------------
My Best: Hector
Followed by: Ephraim, Lyn, Eirika, Roy
My Worst: Eliwood

Fan Best: Hector
Followed by: Lyn, Ephraim, Eirika, Roy
Fan Worst: Eliwood

C. Knight/General
--------------------
My Best: Wendy
Followed by: Oswin, Gilliam, Bors, Barth, Douglas, Wallace
My Worst: Fado

Fan Best: Oswin
Followed by: Wendy, Gilliam, Bors, Barth, Wallace, Douglas
Fan Worst: Fado

D. Cavalier/Paladin/Great Knight
--------------------
My Best: Noah
Followed by: Alan, Kent, Sain, Lance, Franz, Percival, Kyle, Forde,
Seth, Lowen, Isadora, Treck, Duessel, FE7 Marcus, Orson, FE6 Marcus
My Worst: Zealot

Fan Best: Sain
Followed by: Lance, Alan, Kent, Kyle, Percival, Forde, Franz, Lowen,
Treck, Noah, Seth, Isadora, Duessel, FE7 Marcus, Orson, FE6 Marcus
Fan Worst: Zealot

E. Myrmidon/Swordmaster
--------------------
My Best: Joshua
Followed by: Fil, Marisa, Guy, Rutger, FE6 Karel, FE7 Karel, Ismaire
My Worst: Karla

Fan Best: Joshua
Followed by: Fil, Marisa, Guy, Rutger, FE6 Karel, FE7 Karel, Ismaire
Fan Worst: Karla

F. Mercenary/Hero
--------------------
My Best: Oujay
Followed by: Gerik, Raven, Dieck, Harken, Echidna
My Worst: Caellach

Fan Best: Gerik
Followed by: Raven, Oujay, Dieck, Harken, Echidna
Fan Worst: Caellach

G. Fighter/Warrior
--------------------
My Best: FE7 Bartre
Followed by: Wade, Lott, Dorcas, Geitz, FE6 Bartre
My Worst: Garcia

Fan Best: FE7 Bartre
Followed by: Lott, Wade, Dorcas, Geitz, Garcia
Fan Worst: FE6 Bartre

H. Brigand/Pirate/Berserker
--------------------
My Best: Dart
Followed by: Geese, Gonzales, Hawkeye, Dozla
My Worst: Garret

Fan Best: Dart
Followed by: Geese, Gonzales, Hawkeye, Dozla
Fan Worst: Garret

I. Pegasus Knight/Falcoknight
--------------------
My Best: Farina
Followed by: Fiora, Tana, Florina, Thany, Tate, Vanessa, Syrene
My Worst: Yunno

Fan Best: Farina
Followed by: Tana, Florina, Fiora, Thany, Tate, Vanessa, Syrene
Fan Worst: Yunno

J. Wyvern Rider/Lord/Knight
--------------------
My Best: Cormag
Followed by: Heath, Miledy, Zeiss, Glen, Vaida
My Worst: Valter

Fan Best: Zeiss
Followed by: Cormag, Miledy, Heath, Glen, Vaida
Fan Worst: Valter

K. Archer/Sniper
--------------------
My Best: Rebecca
Followed by: Wolt, Dorothy, Neimi, Wil, Innes, Klein, Louise
My Worst: Igrene

Fan Best: Rebecca
Followed by: Neimi, Wolt, Dorothy, Wil, Innes, Klein, Igrene
Fan Worst: Louise

L. Nomad/Nmd Trooper/Ranger
--------------------
My Best: Rath
Followed by: Shin, Sue, Hayden
My Worst: Dayan

Fan Best: Shin
Followed by: Rath, Sue, Dayan
Fan Worst: Hayden

M. Monk/Priest/Cleric/Bishop
--------------------
My Best: Lucius
Followed by: Serra, Saul, Artur, Ellen, Natasha, Moulder,
Riev, Renault
My Worst: Yodel

Fan Best: Lucius
Followed by: Artur, Serra, Saul, Natasha, Ellen, Moulder,
Yodel, Renault
Fan Worst: Riev

N. Troubadour/Valkyrie/Mage Knight
--------------------
My Best: L'Arachel
Followed by: Priscilla, Clarine, Cecilia
My Worst: Selena

Fan Best: L'Arachel
Followed by: Priscilla, Clarine, Cecilia
Fan Worst: Selena

O. Mage/Sage
--------------------
My Best: Lilina
Followed by: Nino, Lute, Lugh, Pent, Hugh, Erk
My Worst: Saleh

Fan Best: Lilina
Followed by: Lute, Nino, Lugh, Hugh, Pent, Erk
Fan Worst: Saleh

P. Shaman/Druid/Summoner
--------------------
My Best: Canas
Followed by: Ray, Knoll, Sophia
My Worst: Niime

Fan Best: Canas
Followed by: Ray, Sophia, Knoll
Fan Worst: Niime

Q. Thief/Assassin/Rogue
--------------------
My Best: Colm
Followed by: Jaffar, Chad, Matthew, Legault, Cass, Ashtol
My Worst: Rennac

Fan Best: Jaffar
Followed by: Chad, Legault, Colm, Matthew, Ashtol, Cass
Fan Worst: Rennac

R. Trainees
--------------------
My Best: Ewan
Followed by: Amelia
My Worst: Ross

Fan Best: Amelia
Followed by: Ewan
Fan Worst: Ross

S. Dancer/Bard
--------------------
My Best: Ninian
Followed by: Nils, Tethys, Lalum
My Worst: Elphin

Fan Best: Ninian
Followed by: Nils, Elphin/Lalum
Fan Worst: Tethys

T. Manakete/Mamkute
--------------------
My Best: Fae
My 'Not-as-good-as-Fae-but-still-good': Myrrh

Fan Best: Myrrh
Fan 'Not-as-good-as-Myrrh-but-still-good': Fae

U. Super Magic Users
--------------------
My Best: Athos
My Worst: Lyon

Fan Best: Athos
Fan Worst: Lyon

W. Merlinus
--------------------
My Best: FE7 Merlinus
My Worst: FE6 Merlinus

Fan Best: FE7 Merlinus
Fan Worst: FE6 Merlinus

------------------------------------------------------------
IX. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
------------------------------------------------------------
Q: Is Roy in any of these games?
A: Yes, Roy is the main character in Sword of Seals, and makes a cameo
appearance in Fire Emblem US.

Q: Is Marth in any of these games?
A: I could say 'yes', and give you a false way of acquiring him, but I won't
be that mean.

Q: So... is Marth in-
A: N. O.  NO.

Q: For Thany/Sue/Lilina/Sophia, you say that she's a possible bride for Roy.
Why?
A: Get Roy's support up to 'A' with any of those four, and he'll end up
marrying them.  Lucky guy.  So lucky, in fact, he can also get 'lucky'
with Cecilia, and Cass as well.

Q: Is/when will Sword of Seals make it to American audiences?
A: Beats me, but don't e-mail me about it.

Q: You thought 'charactername' sucked/rocked!?  What's wrong with you!?
A: It's all about the luck.  Simply put, my bad/good character grew
differently than your character.

Q: For the Sword of Seals characters, why'd you spell 'Name' as 'differently
spelled name'?
A: It's all about the translation.  If/when the game comes stateside, I'll
change the names as the official translations seem fit.  Fire Emblem 7
already has some translated: 'Roy', 'Lilina', 'Niime', 'Fae', and also 'Sophia'
(again, thanks to Ice Dragon for the fix).  There may be more.

Q: Why are some of the contributers in quotations?
A: Those are people that did not give me an alias.  So, I used the first
part of their e-mail addresses, excluding the @whatever part.

Q: In Chapter 22 in Sword of Seals, how do I-
A: Have someone stand on the red tiles on the upper corners of the map.  Then
have Roy stand next to the gate.

Q: Hey, I think I found some false info in the guide.  Or, there's some stuff
relevant to the layout of the guide missing.
A: Then e-mail me what is false/omitted in the guide (whether it be
appearance, the quick bio's, or the recruitment process), and I'll edit it
in future versions.

Q: Why are you so down on Erk?
A: Why are you so all over him?  Represent?

Q: Okay, now seriously answer my question.
A: Simply put, Nino can and normally will surpass Erk in stats.  I've had
more opportunities to use Erk (partly for support reasons).  His stats
have always ended up slightly above average, and normally lower than that
of Nino's.  Apparantly, you don't have that same experience with him.
Good for you then.

Q: You know, it's been statistically proven Wil/Rutger is better than
Rebecca/Fil.  The latter only have better Luck and Resistance, on average.
A: So I've read.  My argument for Wil and Rebecca still stand.  If you're
smart with how you handle your archers, the only way they should be attacked
is via Battistas (non threat) or via long range magic.  Ad: Rebecca.  Plus,
she does have better Average Speed, and that helps.  As for Fil/Rutger,
it's tough to go against the average stats stating Rutger bests Fil in
HP/Str/Def/Con whereas Fil wins only in Lck/Res.  Many would think I should
change my Fil rating down from 10 and raise Rutger's up from 7, especially
since Rutger can have that hawt support from Clarine.  But hey, I'm not
gonna wimp out and change my scores because of such trifle like 'facts'.
Nosiree.  I guess my only defense of Fil is that she, uh, rocks.  Meh.

Q: How do you [insert game help question]?
A: I've been nice in replying to many of the e-mails asking for game help
or clarification.  But, come on, try to read the other FAQ's.  If you
can find this FAQ, you can find the other ones.

Q: Give me a link to where you got the Sword of Seals.
A: No.  Go away.  Quit making my 56k waste it's time deleting your e-mail.
PS I WAS TOTALLY SERIOUS WHEN I WROTE THIS PART STOP EXCEPT I'VE GOT A
CABLE CONNECTION NOW STILL THOUGH STOP ASKING ME TO GET YOU YOUR SWORD OF
SEALS AND ITS TRANSLATION, GEEZ.

Q: Did you really need to call out that one guy who used all caps, etc.?
A: You read the message he sent, and you tell me:

"First of all,

LYN HAS BLUE HAIR AND CLOTHES!!! YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR COLORS!!! SAIN'S 
HAIR ISN'T GREEN!!! IT'S DARK BROWN!!! YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!!

Did I make myself clear?"

Only, imagine the all caps part of that message at Font Size 48.
As per my 'I won't accept' rules below:
'I won't accept [...] flaming'
So, now you know why.  You become known for being a douche who e-flamed
somebody who innocently got a couple of colors wrong.  Was it worth it?
Sadly, it might of been.  And he e-mailed me again.  See the contributors
for more on that.

Q: You should add stat growths and expected stats.
A: That's not a question, and I already did.

Q: You should add Sacred Stones characters.
A: Again, not a question, and again, I already did.

Q: So, why'd you change some of the scores?
A: I only used some of the characters once, or even less than that.  So,
after another playthrough using some of those less-used characters, there
were some that were worthy of a score change, and there ya go.

Q: I beat the tower and ruins, but no one is unlocked.  Why?
A: You must beat the areas in the Creature Campaign, which can be accessed
after you beat the game (go to 'Extras', then 'Map', then your completed
file).

Q: For FE8, who should I promote [character] into?
In nearly every instance, both classes have their advantages and disadvantages.
Others can tell you their personal opinion, but it may end up being far from
yours when it's said and done later, because they'll like one class for
one reason, while you'll hate the same class for another.  So, simply put,
analyze the strengths/weaknesses of the classes (using FAQ's and my chart,
of course) and make your own decision.  The person best fit to answer your
question is you.

Q: What do you mean by '3rd Tier Recruit', etc., or more noobishly, what are
Super Trainees?
A: Beat the game twice.  On the third playthrough, when you level Ross, 
Amelia or Ewan to level 10, when they promote, you'll have a third promotion
option: their current class.  Meaning you can promote Ross from a Journeyman
to a Journeyman, etc.  This counts as your unpromoted class.  Get them to
Lv 20 (or at least 10) and you can promote them again, but this time you'll
need an item (like a normal unpromoted class):

Journeyman (2) Ross -> Heroes Crest -> Journeyman (3) or Hero
Recruit (2) Amelia -> Knight's Crest -> Recruit (3) or Paladin
Pupil (2) Ewan -> Guiding Ring -> Pupil (3) or Sage

That (3) indicates the promoted form of the original class, otherwise known as
the 'Super Trainee'.  3rd-tier Journeyman gets +15% to Crit (which Berserkers
get anyway).  3rd-tier Recruits get the same bonus (which no other lance user
has), and 3rd-tier Pupils can use Light, Dark, and Anima magic (which no other
class can do).  So, please, DON'T e-mail me about the Super Trainees (or the
Secret Characters, for that matter).  That goes for those who've looked at
my chart, as well.

Q: Is Sword of Seals in North America yet?
A: I already said no.  Quit asking me.

Q: Can you tell me how to get it.
A: Google is your friend.  Moreso than I.

------------------------------------------------------------
X. CONTACT INFO
------------------------------------------------------------
IMPORTANT: I AM NOT ACCEPTING SCORES AND OPINIONS!!!

I thank everybody that has been able to send even just one score
and/or opinion the past couple of years, without your input this
guide wouldn't be as great as it is.  However, I must move on.
With this being the second-to-last update to the guide, I feel that
each of the characters have more than enough scores for others to
make a conclusion on them.  If you weren't able to send in scores,
and were about able to, I apologize.  However, just because I'm not
accepting scores anymore, doesn't mean I won't reply to other
e-mails.  I'd be happy to discuss things regarding any FE game
via e-mail if you want, as I already have with quite a few people.

-Contact me via this e-mail: extraguy1@yahoo.com
-Yeah, by how the name looks, it's an extra e-mail address I just came up with.
I don't want my main e-mail inbox getting clogged up.  So, the extraguy1
account is gonna get splattered with info.
-Please use a topic name that won't make me want to delete that message
post-haste.  Don't be lazy and use 'Hey' or something of that sort.  
I won't read it.
-I'll try my best to reply to all the e-mails I read.  If I don't reply to
yours, that probably means I didn't read it.  See below to ensure a reply.

If you e-mail, DO e-mail me this (if you want):
-Thoughts on the guide.
-Just flat-out discussion on the games.
-Questions that the guide doesn't cover.

If you e-mail, DO NOT e-mail me this (please don't):
-The crap 'talk-to-the-hand-smiley guy' up there sent me.
-Questions as to how to beat the games.  That's why there are things called
walkthroughs.  This isn't a walkthrough.
-I won't accept flaming, cursing, anything of that stupid sort.  Be 
intelligent about it.  You see the consequences for not following this rule.
-A question already answered in the guide.
-Attachments.  Don't send those.  If I see an e-mail with an attachment, I'll
dispose of it right quick.
-Questions about the Super Trainees or the Secret Characters.  They're in the
guide now, and also in many others.  I won't reply to e-mails asking me about
them.  Don't bother asking about Trial Map characters either.
-Questioning whether or not I think Cloud is cool, since I did bring him up in
one section.  For the record, I think he's okay, a little too nuts for my
taste.  I'm asking it from Cloud fan, now.  Any e-mail from Cloud fan won't
be tolerated either.
-NOTE: Breaking any of the DON'T's may result in me taking measures to block
you from my e-mail account or me not allowing you to not have any
contributions, no matter how great they might be.  I'm serious on this.
I don't need a bunch of Zealot mails coming in from Zealot fan.

IMPORTANT: THIS PART RIGHT HERE IS NOT ONLY NEW, BUT ALSO MORE RELEVANT!
IMPORTANT: THIS PART RIGHT HERE IS NOT ONLY NEW, BUT ALSO MORE RELEVANT!
IMPORTANT: THIS PART RIGHT HERE IS NOT ONLY NEW, BUT ALSO MORE RELEVANT!
IMPORTANT: THIS PART RIGHT HERE IS NOT ONLY NEW, BUT ALSO MORE RELEVANT!
IMPORTANT: THIS PART RIGHT HERE IS NOT ONLY NEW, BUT ALSO MORE RELEVANT!

The best, quickest way to contact me is to become a member of the
Gamewinners.com forums.  A link is right here:

http://forums.gamewinners.com/forums/index.php

Copy and paste that into your browser or whatever.  Register if you
haven't already.  If you have a Fire Emblem related question, post
it in the Fire Emblem Series forum and I or someone else can answer
it with relative ease.  Granted, the FE community at Gamewinners
has come down to pretty much just me now, its still usually better
than the trolls and spam that plague the Gamefaqs boards.  In fact,
I encourage you to join and help rebuild the Fire Emblem
community's presence on Gamewinners.  I might not of made this or
any guide without the help it gave me, so this is probably the best
way I can return the favore.

If you have a non-Fire Emblem related question you want to ask me,
you can send me a Private Message (PM) on Gamewinners, and I'll
answer it quickly enough.
 
If you go to Gamewinners, feel free to:
-post a topic in the Fire Emblem Series forum regarding help
or discussion, even the stuff I had said not to e-mail me
about previously.
-PM me a question regarding the guide or myself
-become a full-fledged member of the forums, the FE community
there could really use it.

If you go to Gamewinners, please please please TRY NOT TO:
-spams, flames, trolls, disruptive behavior, that stuff's not
tolerated like it normally is on Gamefaqs
-this one is really important, you think its not a good idea
to e-mail me about where to get english Sword of Seals, its
REALLY NOT a good idea to go to Gamewinners and make a thread
about it.
-if you're under 13 and live in the US, you have to get a COPPA
form filled out or risk being banned, though I doubt this will
become a problem.

------------------------------------------------------------
XI. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
------------------------------------------------------------
-I thank the following:

-GameFAQs, and CJayC, for hosting this guide.
-Nintendo and Intelligent Systems, for the entire Fire Emblem series.
-My dear loving sparksmf, for no reason involving the guide.  Plus, she
included my name in her Sly 2 guide.  Which means she must've read this,
or really really likes me.  Sweet.
-Michael Verastegui (verasteguikid@yahoo.com) for not only making that 
douchebag comment up above, but e-mailing me again, telling me I'm full 
of fecal matter, followed by using a 'talk to the hand' smilie.  Lame.
-And for you, the reader, for reading and/or contributing toward the guide.

Reader Corrections:
-Stevie Franchise for pointing out the translation errors on my part.
-RudeKaiser99 for correcting me on acquiring Karel/Harken on Jerme's map.
-Taylor Smith for pointing out that Harken can also be recruited by Marcus.
-Ice Dragon for multiple corrections, biggest one being Sue/Shin/Dayan.
-Kioga for his Harken recruitment fix (Oswin).
-"Greg" for his Harken recruitment fix (Hector).
-"Kryal" for his Rath bio update.
-Linklegacy77 for his recruitment fixes for Heath, Nino, and Karel.
-Shawn Simms for various fixes throughout the guide.
-Keidense for his fix in Renault's review.
-KryptoPyro13 for my mistake in Serra's reader opinion.
-Ard for Glen and Thany Recruitment fixes.
-pikachallenge for fixing chapter recruitments for Nils
-RavenGage for fixing Tower recruiment for Caellach
-Monkeymascot for catching my error in saying Nils had excellent Skill...
-Sean Li, and later Molly Forsyth, for noticing that Tana can also recruit
Cormag, but only in Ephraim's route.
-The Fiction Alchemist for fixing Caellach's promotion section.  Because,
you know, he can't promote.  Same goes for Percival the paladin.
-Tracy Smith for various recruitment fixes.
-CraynTheEchidna for fixes on Dozla and Florina/Thany Con.
-Franklin Lee for a quick Karel fix.
-Yougn Link for quick fixes on Farina/Fiora, Lyon, FE7 Bartre,
Percival, and Marisa.
-Stijn van Voorst for a quick fix on Sain.
-Sara McArdle for a quick fix on Echidna.

Reader Score contributions
(*) indicates someone who contribued a good chunk of scores.
(^) indicates someone who only gave very few scores, or even just one.

^Jimmy Bellandi              *Stevie Franchise        *Spectre
*FireLizard                  *FFForever               *Moriya
^'JG1489'                    *Techol887               *GemPhoenix
^Matt McKercher              *Baofan                  *Hero of Time
*William Turner              Steven Slagle            *Eric Miyashiro
*Ice Dragon                  Yugi Moto                *"Kryal"
^"Peter Wang"                *gofry1989               *Alanna82
*Munch the Crazy Monkey      *Murasame                *Def B
MikulOnIce85                 ^"Feanor1823"            *BerserkBlade
*"Moatassem Murib"           *Shawn Simms             slickvic
^Keidense                    *Stefan Prodan           *Vex
*CraynTheEchidna             *Francis Cruz            *Ard
^pikachallenge               Maxmagnus20019           ^CanasMunchkin22
Scorpiodragon                ^Mario124124             RavenGage
Thomas Van de Bosch          ^'himurathebattousai'    Nick Becker
dh dh

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XII. THE LEGAL STUFF
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Copyright 2004-2008. Rick Dykes.

Frankly, I don't care if you use any part of this guide for any public use,
but at the very least, email me before you do.  This guide is really for fun
comparison, so I'm not too serious about copyrights and plagerism and the like.
Though I didn't expect all that spam mail to come the instant I let another
site other than Gamefaqs host this guide.  Meh, I don't care.

Version 2.04, however, shall only be on Gamefaqs and Gamewinners.  
If I (or a caring reader) finds this version elsewhere, I'll request it's
removal from that site.  Knock yourself out with the older versions.

All names, places, and game names used in this FAQ belong to their
respective owners.

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