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FEA Ike.png
Artwork of Ike from Awakening.

The leader of the Greil Mercenaries, and the famed hero of the Mad King’s War. He renounced his peerage to live as a common soldier. He is blunt, but genuine and loyal.






Born: Gallia


Greil (father)
Elena (mother)
Mist (younger sister)
Priam (descendant)




Radiant Hero

Starting class

Ranger (Path of Radiance)
Hero (Radiant Dawn, Awakening)
Vanguard (Fates)

Voiced by

Michihiko Hagi
(Japanese, all appearances)
Jason Adkins
(US English, all appearances)

In every battle that mattered in my life, I've always been the one left standing, no matter how slim my chances. This battle means more than any of the others, because it's for the life of every person that I've ever cared about.
— Ike, to Ashera

Ike (アイク Ike) is the legendary Radiant Hero and leader of the Greil Mercenaries, the son of Greil and Elena and elder brother of Mist. Shortly after joining the Greil Mercenaries, he became the leader after his father's passing and led the group in protecting Crimea's errant Princess Elincia and in combatting the invasion force of Daein, winning the trust and respect of his allies in both laguz and beorc nations. Three years later, after completing a job with Bastian to save Lucia from falling victim to Ludveck's civil war, Ike and the Mercenaries were hired by Gallia's army in their war with Begnion, where he came into conflict with Micaiah of Daein. Ike strives to live up to his father's reputation and become an expert swordsman so that he may one day avenge his father's death by defeating the Black Knight.

Ike serves as the lord character in both Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, though he is not of the "Lord" class by name in the latter. He is the first and only lord character of the Fire Emblem series not of royal blood.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance


Ike starts out as a mercenary in his father Greil's mercenary troop. After his father passed away, he travelled with Elincia, the princess of Crimea, to Gallia and eventually Begnion through Nasir's merchant boat. Along the way he is asked by Begnion's Apostle to preform tasks which involve preventing Laguz slave trading. After these tasks, the Apostle gives Elincia and Crimea aid, and it was Elincia who gave the rank of Lord to Ike. Continuing on with their way through Daein and eventually Crimea, Ike confronts the Black Knight several times and then eventually the King of Daein, Ashnard himself and a black Laguz Dragon which was controlled by Ashnard. Defeating Ashnard, Ike was able to help Elincia restore Crimea to its former glory.

Starting stats and growth rates

Level 1
Affinity Is gcn earthaffin.png
Constitution 9
Recruitment: Prologue, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is gcn trainer.png Trainer
Weapon Ranks
GCNRankSword.gif D GCNRankLance.gif -- GCNRankAxe.gif -- GCNRankBow.gif --
GCNRankFire.gif -- GCNRankWind.gif -- GCNRankThunder.gif -- GCNRankStaff.gif --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Lord +4 +3 +2 +2 +2 +3 +2 +1 +1 GCNRankSword.gif C

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


In Radiant Dawn, Ike returns as the leader of the Greil Mercenaries and had gained respect from most of the nations in Tellius thanks to his role in the Mad King's War three years before. He was first hired by Bastian to rescue Lucia when she was about to be hanged at the end of part 2. Afterwards, Elincia meets with him privately and explains that Daein now has a new king and that Bastian compared him to Elincia and a girl called the Silver-Haired Maiden to Ike. She also reveals that the Black Knight was seen there. Ike is shocked to hear this and returns to the Greil Mercenaries fort; he initially decides to look for the Black Knight.

Ike then abandons his search when Ranulf hires the mercenaries to aid the Laguz Alliance against Begnion in Part 3. When the plot forged by the Begnion senators is discovered, Sanaki makes Ike the supreme commander of the combined armies of Crimea, Begnion, Gallia, and Phoenicis, who had just forged a new alliance. Ike also leads the Greil Army in Part 4 and is the only one who can deliver the final blow to Ashera at the end of the game.

Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait ike hero fe10.png
Level 11
Affinity Is wii earthaffin.png
Constitution 12
Authority ★★★
Recruitment: Part 3 Prologue, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is wii ettard.png Ettard
Is gcn iron sword.png Iron Sword
Is wii shove.png Shove
Weapon Ranks
WiiRankSword.png S WiiRankLance.png -- WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png --
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --

The above stats are Ike's default stats. If a Radiant Dawn game was started via a data transfer from Path of Radiance, any stat Ike capped in Path of Radiance will result in a boost to his base in the stat in question in Radiant Dawn.

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Def Res Con Move Skills Weapon level
Vanguard +4 +2 +4 +2 +2 +2 +4 +0 +0 Is wii aether.png Aether Is wii nihil.png Nihil WiiRankAxe.png A

Fire Emblem: Awakening

Two versions of Ike are playable in Awakening: a free one through SpotPass as part of the Path of Radiance character set, and a paid one from the DLC chapter package Rogues & Redeemers 3.

Ike also appears as an enemy in six DLC chapters, including his role as the boss of Champions of Yore 3 and Rogues & Redeemers 3, and as a neutral unit in Champions of Yore 1 and Smash Brethren 2.

Additionally, Ike's title, reputation and the Ragnell have been inherited by his distant descendant Priam, who allies with Chrom.

Starting stats and growth rates

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.

Playable (SpotPass) Playable (DLC) NPC (DLC CoY1) Enemy (DLC CoY2) Enemy (DLC CoY3)

Small portrait spotpass ike fe13.png
Level 20
Movement 6
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 20,600 G or defeat him in a skirmish.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds ragnell.png Ragnell* Is 3ds armsthrift.png Armsthrift
Is 3ds patience.png Patience
Is 3ds sol.png Sol
Is 3ds axebreaker.png Axebreaker
Is 3ds aether.png Aether
Weapon Ranks
3DSRankSword.png A 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png B
3DSRankBow.png -- 3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png --

Reclassing options

Small portrait spotpass ike fe13.png
Base classes:*
Mercenary Hero
Bow 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, Ike has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

In addition, both versions of Ike can also receive the following as a personal skill:

Is 3ds aether.png Aether

Fire Emblem Fates


If the player scans the Ike amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series into the game when prompted, Ike will appear in the player's My Castle. The player can then talk to Ike, and challenge his army to battle; defeating Ike will allow the player to recruit him.

Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait ike fe14.png
Level 15
Movement 6
Recruitment: Hero Battle 2, ??? after defeating his army in battle.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Divine Ragnell Is 3ds steel blade.png Steel Blade

Is 3ds veteran's intuition.png Veteran's Intuition

Weapon Ranks
3DSRankSword.png C 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png D 3DSRankBow.png --
3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png -- 3DSRankKunai.png -- 3DSRankStone.png -- 3DSRankBeaststone.png --

Reclassing options

As an amiibo unit, Ike cannot change class.

Skill set

Skill Learned at
Is 3ds steel blade.png Steel Blade Innate
Is 3ds veteran's intuition.png Veteran's Intuition Innate
Is 3ds aether.png Aether Vanguard, level 25
Is 3ds strength drain.png Strength Drain Vanguard, level 35
The above skill list does not include skills obtained via DLC.

Personality and character

Throughout his games, Ike is shown to be a blunt, yet passionate person, earning others' respect and trust easily. This is especially evident with Reyson, who begins to trust Ike in Path of Radiance after he had hated all beorc so badly for so long. Ike is also one of the few beorc who do not hold predjudice against the laguz and shares Elincia's desire to bring peace between the two races.

Ike also, for a while, hates all nobles and their lifestyle. This changes somewhat after he gets to know nobles, such as Elincia, Sigrun, Geoffrey, Lucia, and others. He reluctantly accepts Elincia's promoting him to a lord as well, even though he is quite uncomfortable over it.[1] Ike also seems to not think before he acts at times, as shown when he shouts at Sanaki in the Begnion Palace.[2] Mist also says that he is reckless.[3] Several times in Path of Radiance, Ike also doubts his own abilities as a leader, but his allies believe otherwise.

Another notable thing about Ike's character is his love for food. Soren, Oscar, Titania, and Lethe all hint that he eats a lot, probably as much as the laguz,[4] who are said to eat much more than the beorc, and Oscar and Soren say Ike particularly favors spicy meat dishes, mainly ribs and steaks.

Also, it's easy to tell when Ike is tired. His left eye twitches when he's feeling beat according to Soren.


Path of Radiance

Main article: Ike/Supports
Small portrait ike ranger 01 fe09.png
Is gcn earthaffin.png
Small portrait titania fe09.png
Paladin Is gcn lightaffin.png
C: 8
B: 11
A: 26
Small portrait oscar fe09.png
Lance Knight Is gcn earthaffin.png
C: 5
B: 8
A: 11
Small portrait soren fe09.png
Mage Is gcn darkaffin.png
C: 5
B: 12
A: 19
Small portrait lethe fe09.png
Beast tribe (Cat) Is gcn heavenaffin.png
C: 4
B: 9
A: 14
Small portrait reyson fe09.png
Bird tribe (Heron) Is gcn fireaffin.png
C: 5
B: 8
A: 11
Small portrait ranulf fe09.png
Beast tribe (Cat) Is gcn windaffin.png
C: 1
B: 2
A: 3
Small portrait elincia fe09.png
Princess Crimea Is gcn heavenaffin.png
C: 1
B: 1
A: 2
Click here for more details on supports.

Radiant Dawn

Bond supports

Small portrait ike hero fe10.png
Default bonds:
Small portrait mist fe10.png
Small portrait titania fe10.png
Axe Paladin
Small portrait soren fe10.png
Wind Sage
Small portrait ranulf fe10.png
Extra bonds:*
Small portrait oscar fe10.png
Lance Paladin
Small portrait lethe fe10.png
Small portrait reyson fe10.png
Small portrait elincia 01 fe10.png

Click here for more details on supports.


Radiant Dawn

Once he saw stability returned, Ike left on a journey to lands still unknown. He was never seen again.


Battle quotes

Time to get out of here!
— Ike's escape quote in Path of Radiance.
I’ve got to withdraw!
— Ike's escape quote in Radiant Dawn.
Why would you seek me out? I won't have any mercy on my enemies. That goes for former allies, too!
— Ike, in Part 3 Chapter 13 of Radiant Dawn.
I'm from the Greil Mercenaries.
— Ike's SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
Nice knowing you!
— Ike, in a SpotPass battle in Awakening.
Seems we should fight together.
— Ike's SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.
Woman or man, if you stand against me here, I have to cut you down.
— Ike, as a NPC in Champions of Yore 1 in Awakening.
You sure you want to do this?
— Ike, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
You sure you want to face me? [...] I do no honors. But if you come at me, you'll get the bruises you're looking for.
— Ike, against Lucina as an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
Sorry, but I have a mind to win this fight.
— Ike, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
I'm not a "sir," and you're not in a position make bold remarks.
— Ike, against Lucina as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
You just stroll in here and act like you own the place? Try this on for size!
— Ike, as an enemy in Smash Brethren 1 in Awakening.
You're the commander of these otherworldly forces? You seem like a man who could be reasoned with.
— Ike, against Chrom as an enemy in Smash Brethren 1 in Awakening.
You can't beat me—so why not just go back to your own world?
— Ike, as an enemy in Smash Brethren 3 in Awakening.
I believe that's my line. Come on!
— Ike, against Chrom as an enemy in Smash Brethren 3 in Awakening.
I hope you've enjoyed having your run of these lands...because it ends now.
— Ike, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 2 in Awakening.
Why are you staring?
— Ike, against Priam as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 2 in Awakening.
Damn these doubts. I believe in the path I've chosen!
— Ike, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.
Doubts or no doubts, if you stand against me, I will show no mercy.
— Ike, against Priam as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.

Death quote

Oof... I can... keep going...
— Ike, in the Prologue of Path of Radiance.
— Ike, in Chapters 1-7 of Path of Radiance.
Nngh...I... I... I must...protect--
— Ike, in Chapters 8-17 of Path of Radiance.
Blast! I'm sorry... Mist... Everyone... ...Fa-Father--
— Ike, in Chapters 18-25 and 28 of Path of Radiance.
No... I must go on...
— Ike, in Chapters 26-27 of Path of Radiance.
Urgh... Father...forgive...
— Ike, in Chapter 27 Part 2 of Path of Radiance.
Urggg…I… I’m… not…strong…enough…
— Ike, if defeated by the Black Knight in chapter 27-2 in Path of Radiance.
Damn... I... After all this... Forgive me, Elincia...
— Ike, in the Final Chapter of Path of Radiance.
Argh... I'm sorry...
— Ike, in Radiant Dawn.
... How careless of me...
— Ike, in Radiant Dawn.
I'm sorry, I cannot go any farther...
— Ike, as a NPC in Champions of Yore 1 in Awakening.
— Ike, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
Looks like I've got... a lot to learn...
— Ike, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Hmph... Not bad...
— Ike, as an enemy in Smash Brethren 1 in Awakening.
Ahh... I'd fight on if I could...
— Ike, as an NPC in Smash Brethren 2 in Awakening.
Was that...the best I can do?
— Ike, as an enemy in Smash Brethren 3 in Awakening.
...So be it.
— Ike, as an NPC in Rogues & Redeemers 1 in Awakening.
Nngh, you got me... I guess I still...need work...
— Ike, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 2 in Awakening.
Nngh...I lost...
— Ike, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

SSBB Ike.png
This article or section is a short summary of Ike.
SmashWiki features a more in-depth article.

Ike is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, available by default from the beginning of the game. While slow and weighty, he has a great amount strength, thanks to the power of the sword Ragnell, which he uses in the game.


#-- Ike
SSBB Trophy Ike.png A member of Crimea's top fighting force, the Greil Mercenaries. He's a man of few words whose blunt manner gives the impression that he's uncaring, but he's actually a passionate hero. He was crucial to the reconstruction of Crimea. In Radiant Dawn, he continues to show his deep sense of honor and leads the Greil Mercenaries to the aid of the Laguz Alliance.
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn'
Classic Mode


SSBB Sticker Ike 01.png Ike
from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Bonus: [Weapon] Attack +23
Usable by: marthike
SSBB Sticker Ike 02.png Ike
from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Bonus: [Slash] Attack +27
Usable by: marthike

Snake's Codec

Solid Snake: This swordsman's gonna be tough to beat.
Roy Campbell: Fighting Ike, eh, Snake? Ike is the leader of the Greil Mercenaries. He may look too refined to be a fighter... but he has one heck of a sword arm.
Solid Snake: Yeah, he's swinging that two-handed sword around with only one hand. I don't even want to get near him.
Roy Campbell: That's the holy blade of Ragnell. It's an extremely powerful sword. But don't forget, Snake, you're armed to the teeth yourself. To your opponents, you might just be their worst nightmare. The distance between you and your enemy is a crucial element in battle. Using that distance can give you an advantage against some enemies.
Solid Snake: Yeah, I've got the same feeling...

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

SSB4 Ike.png
This article or section is a short summary of Ike.
SmashWiki features a more in-depth article.

Ike returns as a playable character for a second time in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. His design has been updated to match his appearance as a Hero in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Palutena's Guidance

Pit: Does Ike look a little different to you? A little...tougher?
Palutena: Hmm...
Pit: His clothes look different, and his sword looks even more menacing.
Palutena: Yes, I suppose you're right.
Pit: And he definitely hasn't aged well.
Palutena: Well, compared to gods and angels like us, Ike is just a baby.
Viridi: I don't know how old you are, Pit, but you don't look like you've grown at all.
Pit: Oh, like you're one to talk! How old are you, anyway? Ten?
Viridi: A goddess never reveals her age, Pit.
Palutena: Break it up, you two. Back to Ike. He has a powerful side smash that he will send you flying, but that's also his weakness.
Viridi: He's very vulnerable at that time, so dodge it and strike back!
Pit: I claim this victory in the name of Skyworld! SKYWORLD! SKYWORLD!

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Ike will feature as a bonus playable character in the Nintendo 3DS title Code Name: S.T.E.A.M..[5] His appearance is triggered by using an amiibo at a specific point during gameplay. As is standard for the Fire Emblem series, but atypical of characters in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Ike cannot be brought back into a battle after being defeated; instead, the player must use his amiibo again in order to use him again.


  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Ike is wearing the attire worn as a Ranger, and he wields Ragnell. However, in Path of Radiance itself, Ike does not use Ragnell until after his promotion to Lord, though he came into possession of it long before then. This is rectified in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, where his design is now derived from his Hero incarnation in Radiant Dawn, in which he actually does use Ragnell.


Official art



Etymology and other languages


  1. "Elincia: I'm...sorry about this. If you're absolutely opposed to it, I won't force you.
    Ike: No, I have to do what's necessary. So what am I supposed to do now? Put on a funny hat or something?
    " - Ike and Elincia, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  2. "Elincia's homeland is lost to her! Her family has been hunted down and killed by the monsters of Daein! And with nowhere else to turn, she endures mortal danger and terrible heartbreak to reach your door. And then laugh at her?! Where is the humor in that? Where is your decency? You're horrible! You are all horrid people! You disgust me beyond words! And you owe Elincia a proper apology." - Ike, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  3. "Mist: He means that for once, your recklessness actually got us OUT of trouble!
    Ike: What's that supposed to mean?
    " - Ike and Mist, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  4. "Lethe: On top of that, we have General Skrimir and Ike. ...Yeah, I'd be surprised if what's here lasted past those two, much less a whole pack of laguz.
    Titania: Tsk! You're exaggerating! Ike is a beorc. He couldn't possibly eat as much as someone from the beast tribe. Well, maybe he would. Actually... He most definitely would.
    Oscar: Yeah. Especially the ribs and steaks.
    " - Lethe, Titania, and Oscar, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  5. Nintendo Direct - 14.01.2015, Nintendo UK & Ireland, Published: 14 January, 2015, Retrieved: 14 January, 2015
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