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Lucius

FERK Lucius.png
Artwork of Lucius from Blazing Sword.

A travelling acolyte. Gentle and serene.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

20's

Starting class

Monk

Appearance(s)

Fire Emblem

I'm not a cleric. I’m a monk, so... So......
— Lucius to Serra during a support conversation.

Lucius (Japanese: ルセア Ruthea) is a playable character in Fire Emblem. He is a devout follower of St. Elimine, the founder of Etruria.

Fire Emblem

Role

Lucius grew up in an orphanage after his father, a mercenary, was killed by a thief[1] and his mother passed away of illness. Eventually, Lucius decided to become a monk, and during his travels became a retainer of House Cornwell. There he met Raymond, who would become his closest friend. After the destruction of House Cornwell, Lucius began traveling with a vengeance-driven Raymond, now know as 'Raven'.

Lyn's story

Lucius is available for recruitment in Chapter 7 of Lyn's story. He will automatically join the party. He first appears when Nils is thrown out of an inn by its innkeeper. When a shaman threatens Nils and Lyn, Lucius steps in and defeats him. Lucius and Nils will join Lyn until Lord Lundgren is defeated.

Eliwood/Hector's story

Along with Raven, Lucius is imprisoned within Castle Caelin in Chapter 16 of Eliwood's story or Chapter 17 of Hector's story. Raven will leave the prison cell as a stationary enemy unit, and will join the party if spoken to with Priscilla. Speaking to Lucius with Raven will recruit Lucius to the party.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait lucius fe07.png
Monk
Level 3
Affinity Is gba lightaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 7, automatically from turn one. (Lyn's Tale)
Chapter 16E/17H, talk with Raven. (Eliwood's/Hector's Tale)

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Is gba lightning.png Lightning
Weapon Ranks
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif D GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --
  • Note: Lucius has the same starting stats in Eliwood/Hector's tale if he was defeated during Lyn's tale.

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Luck Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Bishop +3 +2 +1 +0 +0 +3 +2 +1 +1 GBARankLight.gif +30, GBARankStaff.gif C

Personality and character

As expected of a follower of St. Elimine, Lucius is a gentle, understanding man who believes in healing the suffering of others, such as his dear friend Raven.
However, he has had his own share of hardship in regards to the passing of his parents and his early life in an orphanage [2]. In the orphanage, Lucius was teased for his feminine appearance, memories that he still recalls in his support conversations [3]. Even when somebody reminds him of his difficult past, Lucius remains polite and kind, and is more concerned for others than himself.

Supports

Main article: Lucius/Supports
Portrait lucius fe07.png
Lucius
Monk
Is gba lightaffin.png
Small portrait raven fe07.png
Raven
Mercenary Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+3
Small portrait serra fe07.png
Serra
Cleric Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:+3
Small portrait karel fe07.png
Karel
Swordmaster Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:+1

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

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[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait priscilla fe07.png
Priscilla
Troubadour Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 5
Per turn:+2
Small portrait renault fe07.png
Renault
Bishop Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:+2

[[{{{support6}}}]]
[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

[[{{{support8}}}]]
[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

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

Endings

Lyn's story

Lucius, The Traveling Monk
Lucius studies in Caelin for a time, but he departs after receiving summons to another land. He has since been seen traveling with a hard-eyed mercenary.

Eliwood/Hector's story

Lucius, The Light
Lucius lived a modest life in a remote corner of Araphen. He built a small orphanage, where he now cares for helpless children.

Lucius and Raven
After the conflict, Raven revealed his past to Hector. Hector offered to rebuild Raven's home, but Raven refused. He and Lucius travel as mercenaries, but Lucius is pleased to see his friend's heart has been eased.

Death quote

My apologies... I must withdraw. I do not want to burden you...
— Lucius in Lyn's story.
Lord Raymond... May your future be bathed in light...
— Lucius in Eliwood/Hector's story.

Battle quotes

Blessed Saint Elimine, please grant us a miracle...
— In the final chapter.

Other appearances

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Lucius A masculine name with usage in English and Ancient Roman culture. Is is derived from the Latin word lux, meaning "light." Two Etruscan kings of early Rome had this name, in addition to Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a statesman, philosopher, orator and tragedian. The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament belonging to a Christian in Antioch, and has been used by three popes, including Saint Lucius.[4]
Japanese ルセア Officially romanized as Ruthea.
Spanish Lucius
French Lucius
German Lucius
Italian Lucius

Trivia

  • Due to Lucius's very feminine appearance, he is commonly mistaken as a woman by fans of the game.
  • Although Lucius does not appear in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, it is possible that he took care of Lugh, Chad, Raigh, and other small children in his orphanage in Araphen. If this is the case, then it can be implied that he was the 'father' of the orphanage killed by the Bern soldiers during the war.

Gallery

Small portrait lucius fe07.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait lucius fe07.png Monk Bishop
Bs fe07 lucius monk light.png
Light
Bs fe07 lucius bishop magic.png
Light and Staff


References

  1. "Forgive me, son. In those days... I only thought of myself... I trespassed against many in my singular drive to regain the friend I lost...and to satiate my own...monstrous greed. I even sacrificed... the lives of others... Forgive me... Please...forgive...me...... [...] But you... You cannot know the evil I have wrought... I did it! I killed your father..." - Renault, apologizing to Lucius for the death of his father., Fire Emblem
  2. "Lucius:My father was a soldier for hire. He died...when I was three.
    Serra:Ohh... Then... How did you live?
    Lucius:My mother died shortly after of a wasting sickness. When she breathed her last... they took me in at the orphanage, where I spent several years...
    " - Lucius and Serra's A support, Fire Emblem
  3. "Priscilla:You are--how can I say this?--beautiful. Your face is like a woman’s... No... Your face is even more beautiful than that of a woman... ...I’m sure even a few lords must have fallen for you...
    Lucius:You...must understand. I am...a man. As a child, I was often teased for my appearance, and I have never once profited from it.
    " - Lucius and Priscilla's B support, Fire Emblem
  4. http://www.behindthename.com/name/lucius
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Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate •20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt.2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
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