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FESS Marisa.png
Artwork of Marisa from The Sacred Stones.

An aloof sword fighter from Jehanna. She's known as the Crimson Flash.






Crimson Flash

Starting class



Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Marisa (Japanese: マリカ Marica), is a female myrmidon who appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. She is from the country of Jehanna, on the continent of Magvel. Marisa is a member of Gerik's mercenary company, along with Tethys and Ewan. Known as the Crimson Flash, she is quiet and very dedicated to sword-fighting.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones


In Eirika's route, Marisa appears as an enemy myrmidon hired by the enemy side. However, Gerik talks to her and says that if she betrays her employer, she'll soil her name. Marisa asks him what he would like her to do; Gerik says he would prefer for her to join him. Quickly, Marisa decides to join Eirika. Afterwards, she continues to fight with Eirika's army for the rest of the game.

In Ephraim's route, she first appears in Chapter 10 in a village, saying that she cannot use a certain item yet. She then leaves, and the player receives a Hero Crest. Then, in Chapter 12, Ewan appears in the beginning of the chapter, saying that he is looking for a woman named Marisa who was mistakenly sent to Taizel, the setting of the chapter, instead of somewhere else. Afterwards, Ewan can talk to Marisa and convinces her to join Ephraim's army.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait marisa fe08.png
Level 5
Affinity Is gba iceaffin.png
Recruitment: Eirika's route: Chapter 10, speak to with Gerik
Ephraim's route: Chapter 12, speak to with Ewan

Stats Growth Rates

Is gba shamshir.png Shamshir
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary*
Is gba elixir.png Elixir*
Weapon Ranks
GBARankSword.gif D GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Luck Def Res Con Move Skills Weapon level
Swordmaster +4 +2 +1 +0 +0 +2 +1 +2 +1 -- GBARankSword.gif +40
Assassin +2 +1 +1 +1 +0 +2 +1 +1 +1 Silencer --

Fire Emblem Awakening

Marisa is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the The Sacred Stones character set. She is also present as an enemy in the second and third installments of the Smash Brethren DLC series as well as all three installments of Rogues & Redeemers.

Starting stats and growth rates

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Level 5
Movement 6
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire her for 12,600 G or defeat her in a skirmish.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds killing edge.png Killing Edge* Is 3ds avoid +10.png Avoid +10
Is 3ds vantage.png Vantage
Is 3ds astra.png Astra
Is 3ds tantivy.png Tantivy
Weapon Ranks
3DSRankSword.png B 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png --
3DSRankBow.png -- 3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png --

Reclassing options

Base classes:*
Myrmidon Swordmaster
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any female 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 Cavalier Cleric Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Pegasus Knight Tactician Thief Troubadour

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

Skill set

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

Personality and character

Marisa is a quiet myrmidon who is not very sociable and is very dedicated to improving her skill at the sword. She even sleeps on her right side so she can quickly grab her sword with her left hand, her dominant hand.[1] She really is not mean-spirited or uncaring; instead, she is really quite shy and not very talkative. Sometimes, she lets others make decisions for her and just goes along with them; for example, she asks Gerik if he thinks she should be more sociable and follows his wish, although she does not do very well.[2] In another instance, she easily accepts that she and Tana are friends, although she is quite unfamiliar with the concept.[3]

Marisa is a member of Gerik's mercenary company. She is known as the Crimson Flash, both among her fellow mercenaries and outside fighters. She has had much experience fighting as a mercenary. She has feelings for Gerik, and tries to please him by acting "sociable".[2] To others, she is often thought of as intimidating, although she is just quite quiet and very dedicated to the sword. Her father was a very skilled swordsman of Jehanna who trained her from when she was young in the ways of the sword. He even had taught her not to move while sleeping.[4] She thinks of him as a parent and a teacher, but also a mountain she must conquer; in her fighting, she believes that once she can surpass her father, she will be able to accomplish anything. However, according to her, she is only at the base.[5] Still, she is very satisfied with her lifestyle.


Main article: Marisa/Supports
Portrait marisa fe08.png
Is gba iceaffin.png
Small portrait tana fe08.png
Pegasus Knight Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2
Small portrait gerik fe08.png
Mercenary Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+3
Small portrait colm fe08.png
Thief Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:+2

Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait tethys fe08.png
Dancer Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2
Small portrait joshua fe08.png
Myrmidon Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+3

Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

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

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


Marisa, the Crimson Flash
Marisa became battalion leader for an elite mercenary force. Many men sought to challenge her to a duel, and none of them stood up to her blade.

Gerik and Marisa
Gerik remained a mercenary, and Marisa became his company's fencing instructor. Gerik returned the affection she gave him, although he was troubled to learn she was clumsy at everything but fighting.

Joshua and Marisa
Joshua returned to Jehanna with Marisa, where she pledged service to the crown and became the top swordfighter in the land. Joshua still loved games of chance, but when it came to Marisa, she was ever the winner.

Death quote

Battle quotes

Other appearances

Etymology and other languages




  1. "Marisa: I sleep with my dominant arm up. That way, if I'm attacked, my good arm is ready to go." - Marisa and Tethys's C support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Marisa: Do you like sociable women?
    Gerik: Um...sure, I guess. I mean, doesn't everyone? If you go to an inn, aren't the sociable gals the most popular?
    Marisa: I understand. OK. I'll be more sociable. This better?
    " - Marisa and Gerik's C support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  3. "Tana: Great! Boy, I don't know what I would have done if you'd said no. But there it is. We're friends now, right, Marisa?
    Marisa: As you say, Tana.
    " - Marisa and Tana's C support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  4. "Tethys: But doesn't your arm ever fall asleep? Aren't there times when you can't use it?
    Marisa: No. My father trained me when I was a child, so that doesn't happen.
    Tethys: When you were a child? How? Kids always roll around in their sleep.
    Marisa: My father placed blunt swords at my sides when I slept to keep me from moving.
    " - Marisa and Tethys's C support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  5. "Marisa: My father is my parent, my teacher, and above all, a mountain I must conquer.
    Colm: A mountain?
    Marisa: Once I conquer the mountain, I can accomplish anything I want.
    Colm: That must be a...big mountain. So, where are you on the mountain? A third of the way up? Halfway up? Or can you already see the summit?
    Marisa: ...I'm only at the base.
    " - Marisa and Colm's A support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

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