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| Artwork of Shanna from The Binding Blade.|
A pegasus knight in training
traveling the world to hone her skills.
||Thite, you're such a worrier! Flying is more enjoyable without all the extra gear on. See ya!
— Thany, to Thite in a support conversation.
Shanna (シャニー Thany) is a trainee Ilian Pegasus Knight and mercenary, and the younger sister of fellow Pegasus Knights Juno and Thite. She serves with Deke's mercenary squad as part of her training, having worked in the field for a year prior to the onset of the Great Movement of Bern, and was hired into the service of Roy of Pherae during the Great Movement.
When Bern's army first threatened to press on into Lycia, Pherae's Lord Eliwood hired Deke's band as reinforcements for the Pheraen army led by his son, Roy. Designated to meet at the frontier between Lycia and Bern, the band arrived to find a skirmish already underway, and Shanna was tasked to find Roy, then return to Deke and report on his status. After rescuing Elen's mistress, they integrated into Roy's army and served with him for the rest of the war as part of the joint Lycia/Etruria army.
Later, during the Western Isles campaign, Shanna encountered one of her older sisters, Thite, in the battlefield in the employ of an Etrurian unit serving Alucard; however, she could only convince Thite to not attack Roy until he consulted with Thite's employer. With Klein's defection to Roy, Shanna successfully convinced Thite to join the Lycian army as well.
Starting stats and growth rates
| Recruitment: Chapter 2, automatically from turn 2.
Promotion stat gains
|| E, +1
Shanna is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the The Binding Blade character set. She also appears as an enemy in two downloadable content chapters and as an NPC in a further one DLC chapter, all in the Smash Brethren chapter series.
Starting stats and growth rates
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Playable (SpotPass) NPC (DLC SB1)
| Recruitment: SpotPass, hire her for 5,500 G or defeat her in a skirmish.
Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers
| Base classes:*|
| Pegasus Knight
|| Falcon Knight
| Dark Flier
| Reclass options:
| This unit can reclass to any female class available through reclassing.
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
Like all female bonus units in Awakening, Shanna has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard female units.
Personality and character
Shanna is a cheerful girl. She can be rash in the battlefield, which is criticized by her fellow mercenaries. She does not take it very well; depending on the person, she protests in reply, or even makes jokes to change the topic. She can be quite cheeky towards her comrades. She is prone to assume things, though, a bad habit she is aware of. Her cheerful disposition seems to be dampened only when confronting a comrade.
Shanna loves her family dearly, and is overjoyed at the news of having a niece. As the youngest sister, she is used to being doted on by her sisters, and likes laughing at the more reserved Thite's attempts of showing affection.
The Binding Blade
for more details on supports.
Shanna, Cheerful Knight
Short: Returned home and was knighted.
Long: After the war, Shanna was knighted and became a full-fledged Pegasus Knight. Throughout her career, she served as lieutenant and squad leader, and she eventually rose to the position of Flightleader of Ilia. Her cheerful personality earned her much admiration and respect from her colleagues.
Roy and Shanna
Shanna gave up the path of the Pegasus Knight and went to Pherae with Roy, where they married. Rebuilding the battered land was a painful process, but her cheerful personality encouraged many people to rise up and help lead Lycia to prosperity again.
| Sprite Gallery
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
|| Definition, etymology and notes
|| As of Fire Emblem: Awakening. Feminine variation of Shannon, a unisex name derived from the River Shannon in Ireland. The name was likely chosen owing to its close resemblance to a straight reading of her Japanese name.
|| Widely used name prior to the English release of Awakening.
|| Officially Romanized as Thany. Possibly derived from Shani, a name of Hebrew or Swahili origin, meaning "crimson" in the former language and "wonderful" in the latter.
- ↑ "Juno: It's already been a year since you left for your training... Are you getting along with the members of the mercenary band? I heard they were all men, but are you doing all right?" - Thany and Juno's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- ↑ "Wade: Don't be scurrying around the front lines so much.
Shanna: What!? Scurrying around!?
Wade: It's annoying when some weakling who gets shot down so easily by a puny archer is flying around all over the place!
Shanna: Oh, yeah!? Well, it's a pain for me to have some slow axefighter with no brains fighting near me as well! Haven't you ever heard of the concept of dodging?" - Shanna and Wade's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- ↑ "Shanna: Shoot, just 'compared to before,' huh... Oh yeah, I had something to tell you, too.
Lot: Something to tell me?
Shanna: Yeah. The things that you should be careful of in battle! Do you want to hear them?
Lot: Well, yeah.
Shanna: Then give me your ear for a sec.
Lot: Okay... Like this?
Shanna: ...Don't stress yourself too much, big brother.
Lot: What the...!
Shanna: And that was from Lot's cute little sister!" - Shanna and Lot's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- ↑ "Shanna: Hey, Captain!
Dieck: Shanna, please. Not 'Captain.'
Shanna: Why? Back in Ilia, we always call our leader the captain.
Dieck: It doesn't suit me.
Shanna: All right, um... Okay, then I'll call you Bro, like Lot and Ward do.
Shanna: Shoot, can't use that, either?" - Shanna and Dieck's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- ↑ "Shanna: ...Lot?
Shanna: How come you're always so concerned about me? Oh wait, I get it. Aww, I never knew you felt that way about me!
Lot: Yeah, you wish." - Shanna and Lot's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- ↑ "Roy: Then everything's fine, then.
Shanna: I'll look foward to going.
Roy: Sure. If you like it, you can stay as long as you want.
Shanna: Master Roy is so nice... Inviting a mercenary like me to his hometown, and saying that I can stay as long as I want... Wait...does that mean...? No no, don't get cocky... But still...hmm..." - Roy and Shanna's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- ↑ "Sigune: You... You're Juno's youngest sister. You would fight me?
Sigune: By the honor of an Ilian knight... I won't go easy on you. All right?
Shanna: Yes..." - Chapter 19A, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- ↑ "Juno: While you were away, we had a baby girl.
Shanna: What!? A baby between you and Zelots!? Where, where? I want to carry her...
Juno: I can't bring her to the battlefield, Shanna. I entrusted her to the nannies back home. You can see her when we go home.
Shanna: Yay! Juno's baby...she must be so cute! Oh, I really want to see her." - Shanna and Juno's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- ↑ "Thite: Shanna... ...Um...
Shanna: W-What the!? What did you just do!?
Thite: Juno, she... She used to pet our heads like this, right? I'm your big sister too, so... I thought I should make you feel better...
Thite: Shanna, I'm sorry... I can't be kind like Juno, can I...
Shanna: Thite... ...Did you hit your head or something?
Thite: ...... This child... All right, I don't care anymore. You can fend for yourself from now on!
Shanna: Hey, wait! Sorry! I just had to say it..." - Shanna and Thite's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- ↑ Behind the Name: Shanna
- ↑ Baby Names World:  Shani | Name Meaning & Origin
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