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Leif

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Leif

FE776 Leif.png
Artwork of Leif from Thracia 776.
Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

Born: Gran Year 760, Leonster Castle

Family

Quan (father)
Ethlyn (mother)
Altena (older sister)
Calf(paternal grandfather)
Alfiona (paternal grandmother)
Sigurd (uncle)
Seliph (cousin)
Vylon (maternal grandfather)
Oifey (distant relative)

Nationality

Manster District (Leonster)

Title(s)

Prince of Leonster
King of the New Kingdom of Thracia
Sage-Lord

Starting class

Prince (Genealogy of the Holy War)
Lord (Thracia 776)
Trickster (Awakening)

Appearance(s)
My father's dying wish was to see the Thracian Peninsula at peace. And I'll do whatever I can to bring an end to King Bloom's reign. Even if it costs my life...
— Leif

Leif Faris Claus (リーフ・ ファリス・クラウス Leaf Faris Claus) is the prince of Leonster, the son of the late Prince Quan and Ethlyn, and the younger brother of Altena. Left behind in Leonster as an infant while his parents travelled to Grannvale to aid his uncle Sigurd, he was forced into exile following his parents' deaths and the fall of Leonster at the hands of Conote, taken away by Finn of the Leonster knights. He was raised in hiding in the town of Fiana by Finn and, for a while, Raquesis, along with Raquesis's own daughter Nanna, and eventually joined the Fiana Freeblades led by Eyvel, protecting the village from bandits.

In the year 776, prompted by the kidnapping of Nanna and Mareeta, Eyvel's adopted daughter, Leif left Fiana to rally a resistance army to the Thracian occupation of the Manster District under the command of Raydrik, the duke of Manster, ultimately liberating it from the control of Veld of the Loptyrian Order. From there, he joined with the liberation army of his cousin, Seliph of Chalphy, to assist in freeing all of Jugdral from the iron grip of the Grannvale Empire, and went on to unify the Thracian Peninsula into the New Kingdom of Thracia with himself as its first king.

Leif was a playable character in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War before graduating to become the main character of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Role

By the time Seliph's forces reached the edges of the Yied Desert to the north, Leif had reclaimed Castle Leonster, at the cost of almost his entire force; the only survivors were himself, Finn and Nanna/Janne. The trio continued to hold out against the waves of knights dispatched by Bloom from Castle Alster to the south, until Seliph's army could arrive to provide backup. Upon meeting Seliph, he and his remaining forces joined Seliph's army.

Later, in the liberation army's foray into Thracia, Leif encountered his sister Altena, wielding the Gáe Bolg in the service of her adoptive father Travant. He tried to convince her of her true parentage, and while she was reluctant to believe him, she quickly realised he was telling the truth. Altena then returned to Castle Thracia to confront Travant about this revelation.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait leif fe04.png
Prince
Level 1
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodNoba.png SNESHolyBloodBaldur.png
Movement 6
Recruitment: Chapter 7, automatically from the start.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is snes02 iron sword.png Iron Sword
Inherited items
Inherited gold
Is snes02 adept.png Adept
Is snes02 critical.png Critical
Weapon Ranks
SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --
  • Note: Leif will inherit the swords and items which were in the possession of his mother, Ethlyn, as of the end of Chapter 3, but will not inherit her staves. Also, the inherited amount of gold can fluctuate between 2,000 and 12,000.

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Def Res Move Skills Weapon level
Master Knight +0 +4 +4 +5 +6 +5 +4 +3 Is snes02 pursuit.pngPursuit SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankAxe.png A SNESRankBow.png A
SNESRankFire.png A SNESRankThunder.png A SNESRankWind.png A SNESRankLight.png C SNESRankStaff.png A

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Role


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Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait leif fe05.png
Lord
Level 1
Max HP 22
Action
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically from the start.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is snes03 light brand.png Light Brand
Is snes03 iron sword.png Iron Sword
Is snes03 adept.png Adept
Weapon Ranks
SNESRankSword.png C SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Promotion gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Def Con Move Weapon level
Prince +0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0 +0 --

Fire Emblem: Awakening

Two versions of Leif are playable in Awakening: a free one through SpotPass as part of the Thracia 776 character set, and a paid one from the DLC chapter package Lost Bloodlines 1.

Leif also appears as an enemy in six DLC chapters, and as a neutral unit in Rogues & Redeemers 1.

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

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)

Trickster
Level 20
Movement 6+1
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 21,000 G or defeat him in a skirmish.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds levin sword.png Levin Sword*
Is 3ds leif's blade.png Leif's Blade*
Is 3ds locktouch.png Locktouch
Is 3ds movement +1.png Movement +1
Is 3ds lucky seven.png Lucky Seven
Is 3ds acrobat.png Acrobat
Is 3ds renewal.png Renewal
Weapon Ranks
3DSRankSword.png B 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png --
3DSRankBow.png -- 3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png E

Reclassing options


Leif
Base classes:*
Thief Assassin
Trickster
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, Leif has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

In addition, the DLC version of Leif can also receive the following as a personal skill:

Skill
Is 3ds underdog.png Underdog

Personality and character

Leif is impulsive and prone to falling victim to his own emotions and passions. When confronted with a threat to his friends or allies, his first reaction is to pursue the threat head-on to solve the problem, even if such a course of action is doomed to fail. He is particularly prone to hatred, particularly in the aftermath of a failure or a loss, and his hatred for the loss of his family and Eyvel was his primary motivation at first for commencing his liberation war.[1] He has a tendency to let his pride and hatred overrule his appreciation for the best route to survive, even at the expense of his friends and allies, as evidence when he initially balked at August's suggestion to seek assistance from Thracia when fleeing Manster.[2] Despite growing up among commoners while on the run, Leif initially possessed a poor understanding of the reality of the world around him and its people, instead having a more black and white view of the nature of the conflict he sought to challenge; he was initially not even aware of some of the more basic actions of the Grannvale Empire or the Loptyrians until he encountered them in action, such as the child hunts and the Bergrosen.

In this respect, Leif has to rely on the influence of his friends and advisors to deter him from such risky, emotionally-driven courses of action; even then, there are times in which he overcomes their advice, such as when his impulsive insistence on reinforcing Alster so soon after liberating Leonster was responsible for Dorias's death and the elimination of half of Leonster's army.[3] Ultimately, the influence of August and others taught him valuable lessons in how to be a good leader and to be less at the mercy of his own emotions.[4]

Leif also has problems with his own self-worth. He readily criticizes himself for his own flaws on occasion, being somewhat aware of his immature tendencies when not caught in their throes, and takes his own failures exceptionally hard to the point of having trouble focusing on whatever crisis he currently faces, as evidenced with his reaction to the news that Dorias died because of him.[5] In particular, he was somewhat self-conscious of his own lack of a Brand or major holy blood, seeing himself as inferior to the likes of Seliph or Ced solely on the basis of lacking their power,[6] and musing that perhaps it indicates him to not be worthy to pursue his path.[7]

Love growths and events

Genealogy of the Holy War

Portrait leif fe04.png
Leif
Prince
Ma snes02 priest female playable.gif Ma snes02 priest female playable.gif
Lana/Mana
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 myrmidon female playable.gif Ma snes02 myrmidon female playable.gif
Larcei/Radney
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 shaman playable.gif
Julia
Initial: 0
Per turn:0
Ma snes02 pegasus knight playable.gif Ma snes02 pegasus knight playable.gif
Fee/Femina
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif
Patty/Daisy
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif
Patty/Daisy
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 troubadour playable.gif Ma snes02 troubadour playable.gif
Nanna/Janne
Initial: 100
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif
Leen/Laylea
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 mage female playable.gif Ma snes02 thunder mage female playable.gif
Teeny/Linda
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
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Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
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Teeny/Linda
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
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Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
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Click here for more details on the love system.


Supports

Thracia 776

Portrait leif fe05.png
Leif
Lord
Supports:
Portrait finn fe05.png
Finn
Lance Knight
Bonus:
10
Portrait eyvel fe05.png
Eyvel
Swordmaster
Bonus:
10
Portrait ronan fe05.png
Ronan
Bow Fighter
Bonus:
10
Portrait safy fe05.png
Safy
Priest
Bonus:
10
Portrait dalsin fe05.png
Dalsin
Armored Axe
Bonus:
10
Portrait dalsin fe05.png
Dalsin
Armored Axe
Bonus:
10
Portrait asvel fe05.png
Asvel
Mage
Bonus:
10
Portrait nanna fe05.png
Nanna
Troubadour
Bonus:
10
Portrait hicks fe05.png
Hicks
Axe Knight
Bonus:
10
Portrait carrion fe05.png
Carrion
Social Knight
Bonus:
10
Portrait selfina fe05.png
Selfina
Arch Knight
Bonus:
10
Portrait olwen fe05.png
Olwen
Mage Knight
Bonus:
10
Portrait tina fe05.png
Tina
Priest
Bonus:
10
Portrait linoan fe05.png
Linoan
Sister
Bonus:
10
Portrait miranda fe05.png
Miranda
Mage
Bonus:
10
Portrait sara fe05.png
Sara
Sister
Bonus:
10
Portrait xavier fe05.png
Xavier
General
Bonus:
10
Supported by:
Portrait nanna fe05.png
Nanna
Troubadour
Bonus:
10

[[{{{supporto2}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuso2}}}

[[{{{supporto3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuso3}}}
Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

Genealogy of the Holy War

The Thracia Peninsula was unified.
Thanks to Leonster Kingdom’s restoration and Thracia Kingdom’s downfall, this region, once flooded with lots of little countries and in permanent conflict, finally found peace too.
Leif was chosen, by the ardent wish of the people, as the first sovereign of the new country.
Then,
Leif’s sweetheart, <wife>,
[...]
Helped him too, and they devoted themselves to the construction of the new country.
[...]
The new country born in the Thracia Peninsula was called (received the name of),
The Kingdom of New Thracia.
[8]

Thracia 776

Leif - The Prince of Leonster
Leif led the Jugdral Liberation Wars along with Seliph. After securing Belhalla, he contiuned to travel around the continent, liberating those under oppression. In the Gran Year 780, Leif united Northern and Southern Thracia into the New Kingdom of Thracia, where he declared himself king.
(If Nanna is alive) Along with his queen, Nanna, and his sister, Altena, he carried on the legacy of Dain and Noba, devoting his life to maintaining peace and prosperity in his nation. As long as history exists in Thracia, the legendary King Leif's name will never be forgotten...
(If Nanna is dead) Along with his sister, Altena, he carried on the legacy of Dain and Noba, devoting his life to maintaining peace and prosperity in his nation. As long as history exists in Thracia, the legendary King Leif's name will never be forgotten..

Quotes

Battle quotes

You've made my people suffer, King Bloom. You'll die for what you've done.
— Leif, when fighting Bloom in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
W-wait! You're my...
— Leif, when fighting Altena in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Travant, we meet at last... I... I've waited so long for this day to arrive... I've dreamed of killing you with my bare hands, and I've lived to carry it out!!
— Leif, when fighting Travant in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Throw down your weapon and surrender, and I may spare your life.
— Leif, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
You there. I've had enough of your villainy.
— Leif, when fighting Lon'qu an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
I'm coming for you, Nanna!
— Leif, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Why do you fight? The gold and blood you gain from your brigandry make you no greater a man. The way I see it, you fight for nothing.
— Leif, when fighting Lon'qu as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Something is awry. I know I must fight. I KNOW I must, but...
— Leif, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
Something is awry. I know I must fight. I KNOW I must, but... Stop messing with my head, whoever you are!
— Leif, when fighting Robin as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
This is our world, not yours!
— Leif, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
You have it backward, sir! This is our land! You are the invaders here!
— Leif, when fighting Robin (male) as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
You will never have this land!
— Leif, as an enemy in Rogues and Redeemers 2 in Awakening.
I've already lost one kingdom. I refuse to lose another!
— Leif, as an enemy in Rogues and Redeemers 3 in Awakening.

Death quote

Father... ...Mother...
— Leif, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Everyone... I'm...sorry...
— Leif, in Thracia 776.
Ugh...Have to retreat...regroup...
— Leif, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
Nngh, gods, give me strength...I must fight...on...
— Leif, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Perhaps...it's better this way...
— Leif, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
I have failed... But I will come back...stronger...
— Leif, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
I came all this way...to lose to my own lack...of experience...
— Leif, as a NPC in Rogues and Redeemers 1 in Awakening.
Rrgh... Still so...much to learn...
— Leif, as an enemy in Rogues and Redeemers 2 in Awakening.
Will my home be taken from me...yet again?
— Leif, as an enemy in Rogues and Redeemers 3 in Awakening.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Leif was featured on six TCG cards.


Trivia

  • Leif is the only lord character in the Fire Emblem series to have a normal hair colour: brown.
  • Leif and Roy are the youngest lords in the series; in their starring games, both of them are 15 years old.

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

References

  1. "August... I've never hated the Empire as much as I do now. They killed my parents, and they even took away the one person who I could call my mother. I hate the Empire...and I hate that Raydrik, who follows its commands to do evil. Tell me, August. How can I fight against them? I would do anything to get her back. Please tell me, August!" - Leif, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  2. "Leif: Aid...from Thracia? But Thracia ruined my country and killed my parents. I have no intention of asking them for help!
    August: Do you intend to put your allies in danger just because of your own selfishness? You must understand that we are not fighting to avenge your country or family. We have stood up to liberate Northern Thracia from the Empire.
    " - Leif and August, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  3. "Leif: Then you're both telling me to sit here and watch the people of Alster die!? Alster sheltered me after I escaped from Lenster and had nowhere else to go. My father would never forgive me if I abandoned my benefactors in the face of danger! If you still refuse to go, then I'll go alone. You two can stay here and wait!
    August: Well... I thought he had grown a little these past months, but it seems Lord Leaf is still a child...
    " - Leif and August, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  4. "Leif: No... It's all thanks to you, August. You were the one who led me, and taught me to be a strong leader. Without you, I would have been completely lost. Thank you, August... I'm glad I was able to meet you. You have my eternal gratitude.
    August: Well, well... Perhaps now is the time to tell you. I offered to become your advisor because I was ordered to do so by...one of my superiors. Frankly, at first I didn't think we would be able to liberate Northern Thracia. However, after seeing you keep trying and never giving up...I began to feel hope, and I found myself believing in you. My words in the past may have been insulting... Forgive me, Lord Leif.
    Leif: August... Your words indeed came down heavily on me, but more important to me were the lessons that were in them. You taught me to truly understand the suffering and sorrow of the people. August, I want to ask you to stay by my side. I need you, August...
    " - Leif and August, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  5. "August, this is my mistake. I was so foolish... Dorias...it's like I killed him." - Leif, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  6. " Leif: ...I am envious of you. Your heroic powers are exactly like that of the Crusader Ced. But...I don't have such ability. I'm not like you or Lord Seliph... I...am not a Crusader...
    Ced: ...What are you saying? What do you think a Crusader is? Is it simply one who inherits a Holy Weapon? No, of course not! For hundreds of years, Jugdral was under the control of an evil Empire worshipping the dark god, Loptyr. The Crusaders were the heroes who freed the people from the Empire's grasp. And you, Lord Leif, have been fighting that same battle for over a year now. You have pushed through perilous battles to save your people from tyranny. I don't think Lord Seliph or I am any nobler than you. Not only did you, the youngest among us, grow up in the most painful circumstances, but you've also been fighting the longest. If that isn't what you would call a Crusader, then what is? Believe in yourself! You most certainly are a Crusader of Noba!
    " - Leif and Ced, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  7. "I often ponder what it means that I did not receive the Brand... Perhaps I am not worthy to follow in my father's footsteps? Or was I spared?" - Leif, Fire Emblem: Awakening
  8. Supplement translation by AceNoctali; the ending and eplogue are not properly translated in any known English-language patch of the game and are nonfunctional.
  9. Behind the Name: Leif
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