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FEA Ephraim.png
Artwork of Ephraim from Awakening.

The prince of Renais. He is
a man of great honor and bravery.






Fado (father)
Eirika (twin sister)


Prince of Renais

Starting class


The decisions I make affect more than my own life. Once this war is finished, I will rebuild Renais with Eirika. That is my mission.
— Ephraim to Seth.

Ephraim (Japanese: エフラム Ephraim) is the prince of Renais and one of the main characters of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He first appears in Chapter 5x. He is the twin brother of Eirika and wields lances instead of swords like his sister. He holds the Solar Bracelet his late father, King Fado had given him[1]. At the start of the game he launches a campaign against Grado to protect Renais as much as he can.

He is friends with Prince Lyon of Grado[2][3][4] and has a somewhat friendly rivalry with Prince Innes of Frelia[5]. He also has a kind heart as shown several times in the game, so that he rather protect his sister first than complete is own imperative tasks[6][7].

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones


In the start of the game, Ephraim is missing, apparently fighting in Grado[8]. Eirika goes to search for him;[9] in Chapter 5x he captures Fort Renvall with the help of Kyle, Forde, and Orson[10]. However, he is forced to escape because he cannot hold the fort with his small force[11], and General Valter of Grado comes to intercept him[12]. Still, he is able to escape[13]. Sometime soon after, he rescues Myrrh, a manakete that had been captured and her dragonstone stolen[14][15].

At the same time Eirika is tricked by Orson Ephraim circles back from what could have been an assault on Grado's capitol to help Eirika capture Renvall[16]. After Renvall falls once again, the two head back to Frelia for King Hayden's advice on what to do next. On the way, they stop by Serafew and reminisce of their times with their former friend Lyon, prince of Grado[17]. When they arrive in Frelia, they decide that Eirika will head to Rausten to warn them of Grado[18], who is trying to destroy the Sacred Stones, and Ephraim will go to Grado itself[19]. The player can then choose to go with Eirika or Ephraim.

Ephraim proceeds to Grado, first heading to Fort Rigwald[20]. He continues into Grado territory and meets his former mentor Duessel, a general of Grado branded a traitor[21]. He informs Ephraim of a Dark Stone, which somehow changed the emperor and is being carried by Lyon[22]. He decides to take a ship across the ocean to Taizel, and along the way he fights off many monsters on the sea. Upon landing in Taizel, the party is assaulted by Grado forces, along with several monsters. They manage to defeat them; however, Myrrh flees to the east for unknown reasons, and Ephraim decides to follow her.

Upon finding Myrrh, she says that she had been looking for her dragonstone, which Selena had come into possession of;[23] Selena, a general of Grado, engages Ephraim. He defeats her, and continues to Grado Keep, the castle at the capital city. He manages to defeat Vigarde, the king of Grado, but his body disappears mysteriously[24]. He then meets Lyon, who tells him he had started the war[25]. In the dungeons, Ephraim meets a shaman named Knoll, who reveals to him the story about Lyon's actions[26]. Suddenly, Ephraim is informed that Eirika is under attack in Jehanna; he hurries over to help her[27]. Together, reunited, they are able to defeat Generals Riev and Valter in one battle.

When he and Eirika reunite and return to Renais, they see its deplorable condition under Orson who doesn't even care for the country itself; he lets bandits run free and citizens revolt[28]. When Orson is defeated, he finds out why Orson betrayed him - he was promised his dead wife revived[29][30]. His wife Monica was "alive", in an undead state, not really alive, much like Vigarde. Ephraim proceeds with Seth and his sister to the throne room, where they raise their bracelets,[31] to unseal the Sacred Stone of Renais and the Sacred Twins, Siegmund the fire lance and Sieglinde the thunder sword.

They head to the Narube River and meet Lyon, who is revealed to have been taken over by the Demon King of old legends[32]. They follow Lyon to the north, where Ephraim meets him at Mount Neleras, a mountain full of monsters and lava. After the monsters are defeated, Lyon teleports to Ephraim. Ephraim is enraged and loses his composure, a rare occurrence, and charges at Lyon; however, Lyon immobilizes his body[33], forcefully takes the Sacred Stone, and destroys it[34]. However, Lyon appears to change back to normal and confesses that he is willingly doing this to help his nation. Ephraim does not believe him, but Lyon warns him that he will perform a ritual to gain great power and avert disaster in Darkling Woods;[35] he then flees.

Ephraim and Eirika head to Rausten to recover the last remaining Sacred Stone. There, they are attacked by remnants of the Grado army led by Riev, but they are able to hold off, and he flees. The twins receive the Sacred Stone of Rausten[36] and then head to Darkling Woods, and then the Black Temple. He confronts Lyon and is able to defeat him and his horde of monsters. Before he dies, Lyon states that he had always wanted to be Ephraim. Afterwards, the Demon King rises up, but with the power of Rausten's Sacred Stone and their own willpower[37], Ephraim's army is able to defeat the Demon King and seal him away.

After the war ends, Ephraim ascends to the throne of Renais. When he hears about a massive landslide that has ravaged Grado, he decides to travel there and help out, in accordance with Lyon's wishes.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait ephraim fe08.png
Level 4
Affinity Is gba fireaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 5x, automatically on turn 1
Chapter 8, automatically on turn 2
Chapter 15, automatically on turn 1 (if player went Eirika's route)

Stats Growth Rates

Is gba reginleif.png Reginleif
Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance
Is gba elixir.png Elixir
Weapon Ranks
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif D Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Great Lord +4 +2 +3 +2 +2 +5 +2 +2 GBARankLance.gif +40

Fire Emblem: Awakening


Ephraim makes several appearances in the downloadable content of Fire Emblem: Awakening. In the Champions of Yore and Smash Brethren series, he appears as an enemy. He aids the player's army as an NPC in Rogues & Redeemers 1, and can be recruited upon completion of the chapter. He returns to the enemy side in Rogues & Redeemers 2 and 3.

As with several other legacy characters in Awakening, there is a unique weapon named for Ephraim available through the Barracks or event tiles: Ephraim's Lnce.

Starting stats and growths

This section is missing stats or growth rates which may be currently unknown. When this information becomes available, please help improve the page by adding it.

SpotPass DLC

Great Knight
Level 20
Movement 7
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 18,000 G or defeat him in a skirmish.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds brave lance.png Brave Lance*

Is 3ds ephraim's lnce.png Ephraim's Lnce*

Is 3ds discipline.png Discipline
Is 3ds outdoor fighter.png Outdoor Fighter
Is 3ds luna.png Luna
Is 3ds dual guard+.png Dual Guard+
Is 3ds rightful king.png Rightful King
Weapon Ranks
3DSRankSword.png C 3DSRankLance.png A 3DSRankAxe.png C
3DSRankBow.png -- 3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png --

Reclassing options

Base classes:*
Cavalier Paladin
Great Knight
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Growth rates for all SpotPass bonus units are unknown at this time.

Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief Wyvern Rider

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +5 +3 +0 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +1 +2 +0 +3 3DSRankSword.png E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Ephraim has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

In addition, each version of Ephraim can also receive one of the following as a personal skill:

Is 3ds rightful king.png Rightful King
(SpotPass version)
Is 3ds conquest.png Conquest
(DLC version)

Personality and character

Ephraim is very brave and courageous. Although he is not very knowledgeable in history[38], he is viewed as a suited king to the throne by Duessel and others. He is passionate about his goals, and also very caring about others, such as how he very actively wants to protect his twin sister Eirika.

Ephraim is the prince of Renais; in all of his endings, he is crowned king of Renais.

He also knows the siblings Innes and Tana, the prince and princess of Frelia. He is quite friendly with both, and a rival to Innes. He has two loyal knights serving him, Forde and Kyle. Duessel, a general of Grado, had been a sort of lance trainer for him. He had been close friends with Lyon, prince of Grado, before the war. Sometime between Chapters 5x and 8, he finds Myrrh, a shy Manakete, and she becomes quite close to him.


Main article: Ephraim/Supports
Portrait ephraim fe08.png
Is gba fireaffin.png
Small portrait eirika fe08.png
Lord Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+4
Small portrait forde fe08.png
Cavalier Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+3
Small portrait l'arachel fe08.png
Troubadour Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 5
Per turn:+3
Small portrait tana fe08.png
Pegasus Knight Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 25
Per turn:+3

Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait kyle fe08.png
Cavalier Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+3
Small portrait myrrh fe08.png
Manakete Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+4
Small portrait duessel fe08.png
Great Knight Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+3

Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
Click here for more details on supports.


Ephraim, Restoration King
Busy days awaited him upon his return to Renais. He oversaw the rebuilding not only of his country but also of the entire continent of Magvel. His work was difficult, but his success made him a legend.

Ephraim and Eirika
Busy days awaited Eirika and Ephraim as they struggled to rebuild Renais. Their work gave new hope to those ravaged by the war, and with Eirika's constant help, Ephraim grew to be a trusted and honorable king.

Ephraim and L'Arachel
Ephraim and L'Arachel each returned home after the war, but L'Arachel visited Renais often. Over time, the two were wed. Their marriage threw Rausten into turmoil, but L'Arachel's self-centeredness carried the day.

Ephraim and Myrrh
After the war, Ephraim returned to Renais and Myrrh to Darkling Woods. They both turned their attention to their respective duties but never forgot one another. Though Myrrh never again left Darkling Woods, Ephraim often visited her.

Ephraim and Tana
Once Renais was stable again, Ephraim and Tana were wed. Innes protested vocally, but when he saw how happy Tana was, he gave the marriage his blessings. Renais and Frelia are now bound by blood as well as friendship.

Death quote

Forgive me, Eirika.
— Ephraim

Battle quotes

Vigarde! Why did you invade Renais? Why did you kill my father? [...] Answer me, Vigarde! …So you really have lost hold of all your senses, haven’t you?
— Ephraim engaging Vigarde

Escape? I’m not going anywhere. I came here for you. I came here to defeat you. [...] I’ll do far more than that. I’ll provide you with a sorry end to your messy life.
— Ephraim engaging Valter

Orson… You will move from that place. That is my father’s seat. It is his throne… You’ve no right to sit there.
— Ephraim engaging Orson

Where’s Lyon? What have you done with our friend?! ANSWER ME! [...] Monster!
— Ephraim engaging "Lyon"

…… [...] …No, you haven’t. You’re still no match for me. You were never one for combat. It’s not in you. You should never have chosen this path. [...] …… Here I come, Lyon.
— Ephraim engaging Lyon*

Demon King… I’m going to kill you!
— Ephraim engaging Fomortiis on Ephraim route.*

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Ephraim appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker, along with Eirika, Joshua, and Myrrh.

Etymology and other languages




  1. "Forged into bracelets… …The very ones that you and your brother, Prince Ephraim, wear.[...]“They must know nothing of the bracelets. Tell them only if some great peril strikes." These were King Fado’s exact orders. Prince Ephraim knows nothing of the bracelets' secret, either. The king told me this out of fear that something might happen to him. So that, when the time came, the two of you would learn the truth." - Seth to Eirika, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  2. "Even if that happens, yes. We’re friends forever. Nothing can change that. You’ll see." - Ephraim talking to Lyon in a flashback, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  3. "Even now, after all this, I still consider you a friend." - Lyon to Ephraim shortly before their final confrontation, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  4. "Lyon… You know that I do, too. I spoke the truth to you… I truly thought that we would always be friends. That’s why I… I have to stop you." - Ephraim to Lyon shortly before their final confrontation, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  5. "Maybe you only see him as a warrior, as competition, but he is a fine and gentle man, capable of great compassion." - Eirika talking to Innes about his somewhat one-sided rivalry, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  6. "After we escaped Renvall, I thought I’d strike a blow against the emperor himself. When I heard that you’d been waylaid by the enemy, however, I turned back to find you. Looks like my timing was impeccable." - Ephraim to Eirika in chapter 8 when they are first reunited., Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  7. "…Blast. I sent Eirika to Rausten thinking it would be the safest mission. If I could, I’d pull out of here now and go look for her but…" - Ephraim hearing the news about the revolt in Carcino, referencing the events of chapter 10 Eirika route, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  8. "The garrison has fallen. We’ve lost contact with Prince Ephraim and can expect no aid from his men. Your majesty, what are we to do?" - A Solderi talking to Fado, informing him that Ephraim's whereabouts are unknown., Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  9. " I intend to ride to my brother’s side with reinforcements." - Eirika to Hayden, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  10. "We’ve secured the entire castle. You were brilliant, Prince Ephraim! What a plan! What a battle!" - Kyle praising Ephraim, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  11. "We took the castle, but we don’t have the manpower to hold it in a siege. There’s no point in lingering here. Let’s continue on to Grado Keep." - Ephraim, planning his next move, due to being unable to hold the fortress, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  12. "I’m General Valter, the Moonstone of Grado’s Imperial Army. Catching up to you has caused me no small amount of trouble. We’ve reduced your wretched home of Renais to ruin, and yet… you and your little band of bravos continue to be a thorn in our side. But that all ends here.[...]Listen to me, Ephraim. You’re a smart man. You know it’s futile to fight me. You cannot win. You cannot escape. Accept the reality of your situation, and surrender to me." - Valter stopping Ephraim's escape, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  13. "We break to the east. GO!" - Ephraim instructing Kyle and Forde which way to escape, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  14. "This is Myrrh. I met here while fighting in Grado territory." - Ephraim introducing Myrrh in Frelia castle, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  15. {{cite|I was betrayed, and my stone was taken from me. I was imprisoned, caged, to be transported somewhere. Prince Ephraim came to my rescue. I’ve been traveling in his care ever since.|Myrrh to Selena.
  16. "After we escaped Renvall, I thought I’d strike a blow against the emperor himself. When I heard that you’d been waylaid by the enemy, however, I turned back to find you. Looks like my timing was impeccable." - Ephraim to Eirika in chapter 8 when they are first reunited., Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  17. "I was thinking about Lyon. The last time we saw him was a year and a half ago…" - Eirika talking to Ephraim, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  18. "Go with Eirika to Rausten." - Menu prompt for the player, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  19. "Go with Ephraim to Grado." - Menu prompt for the player, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  20. "Ephraim coordinates Frelia’s troops in an effort to advance the front lines. Unbeknownst to Ephraim, Grado forces are waiting for them at Fort Rigwald." - Chapter narration, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  21. "General Duessel, you stand accused of treason of the highest order. Lay down your weapons, and follow my commands. If you fail to do so, if you resist in any way, I will execute you on the spot." - Selena accusing Duessel of treason after he says he wishes to speak with Ephraim, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  22. "Then… one day that all changed.[...]I wish I knew. But if you’re looking for a likely cause, I have one. This all seems to have begun when Prince Lyon and the mages created a strange gemstone they referred to as the Dark Stone." - Duessel talking about the Dark Stone, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  23. "So this is a dragonstone… The description was accurate." - Selena, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  24. {{cite|What? Is this… Vigarde’s corpse–it… It disintegrated.|Ephraim commenting on Vigarde's corpse|The Sacred Stones||
  25. "I… I…I… Urgh! Let me tell you something, Ephraim. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a very, very long time. [...] I will make the world Grado’s– No, MY plaything. I’ve been planning this my whole life. Why else would I befriend you and Eirika? I needed to learn where and how to attack and destroy Renais… Thanks to the two of you, I learned all I needed to know. " - "Lyon", Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  26. "…… I’ll tell you all I know, if you would like. However, I think you will not thank me once you hear it. It all began one year ago… That was when the emperor died. The emperor’s health worsened, and then he… [...] Allow me to continue in the order in which everything occurred. One year ago, the emperor died of the illness that had plagued him. Prince Lyon was devastated. He fell into an endless despair. He felt unworthy to take the throne, unable to rule without his father. [...] He then began to look for a way to overturn his father’s demise. He wanted to resurrect him– [...] Yes. As you know, the Stone of Grado is possessed of…unique powers. It was once used to seal away the Demon King, and it alone held the dark one’s soul. It burned within with the Demon King’s rage, and we called it the Fire Emblem." - Knoll, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  27. "We’ve received dire news from Jehanna! It’s about Princess Eirika and Prince Innes… They’re under attack by Grado forces led by Tiger Eye and Moonstone." - A Frelian messenger, to Ephraim, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  28. Template:The capital of Renais. After the twins’ absence, seeing their home ruined by war brings them terrible grief. Orson, a former Knight of Renais, had been assigned to guard Castle Renais.
  29. "Yes, it’s me, Prince Lyon. I’m the one to whom you are indebted for resurrecting your beloved wife." - Lyon talking to Orson, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  30. "I did as you asked. I betrayed Renais. My promise has been kept." - Orson, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  31. "Prince Ephraim, Princess Eirika. Before Renais fell, King Fado entrusted me with this message: “Raise the twins' bracelets in the hall of kings. The seal will be broken. The resting place of the Sacred Stone will be revealed…"" - Seth, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  32. "The great adversary of antiquity… The Demon King…" - Ephraim reaching his conclusion to Lyon's condition, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  33. "Don’t resist. Soon you will be unable to move at all…" - Lyon, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  34. "So you had the Stone of Renais with you after all. If you’ll just give me a moment to destroy it…" - Ephraim, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  35. "In Darkling Woods, I will perform a ceremony… Through this ceremony, I will gain immense power. Power not change not only Grado, but the entire world." - Lyon, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  36. " I’m holding it in my very hand! The Stone of Rausten! Its glorious radiance suits my complexion, wouldn’t you say?" - L'Arachel, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  37. "However, the source of its power is human will, the desire for peace within our hearts." - L'Arachel, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  38. "Oh, Ephraim… Father MacGregor is going to scold you for neglecting your studies so." - Lyon to Ephraim, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

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