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FEFT Ekhidna.png
Artwork of Ekhidna from The Binding Blade.

The leader of the rebels on the Western Isles.






Western Islander

Starting class


You're like those heroes that appear in the sagas that bards sing! You appear, help the needy, and leave as suddenly as you had come...
— Lalum, on Ekhidna

(Japanese: エキドナ Ekhidna) is a warrior of the Western Isles, and the leader of the resistance against the colonial Etrurian occupation of the Isles. When Roy started opposing the Etrurian abuse of the people of the Isles, Ekhidna joined up with his army upon the request of Lalum, a resistance member.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


At the time Roy's army arrived at Mount Eburacum, Bishop Orlo's soldiers had extracted from a villager the news that Ekhidna was in hiding in a village near the mountain's base, and launched an assault on the village to arrest her. Ekhidna emerged and engaged the army in battle, rather than surrendering. During the skirmish, she was approached by Lalum, who had joined up with Roy's army, and was convinced by her to ally with Roy in opposing Etruria's Isles operations and beyond.

Starting stats and growth rates

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Level 1
Affinity Is gba iceaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 11A, NPC (appears from turn 8), talk with Lalum.

Stats Growth Rates

Is gba steel axe.png Steel Axe
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif C GBARankLance.gif -- Axe B GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Personality and character

Ekhidna is self-described as being exceptionally stubborn and determined, refusing to merely surrender and insisting on fighting on even when surrounded by Etrurian soldiers.[1] She never talks about her own history, and is single-mindedly fixated on the welfare of others, determined to do everything she can to help and protect the people of the Western Isles; she is similarly humble and struggles to respond to being praised by others.[2] She is blunt and honest, directly criticising Lalum for her infamously poor cooking skills,[3] being entirely honest about her motives in seeking the help of others, and in her opinions of Gonzalez's situation regarding his appearance and ostracization.[4] During the war, she was determined to spend her time after it constructing a new village in the Isles to provide homes for all those who lost their livelihoods to the war, and actively sought as much assistance as possible from others, including Lot, Wade, Geese and Gonzalez.[5]


The Binding Blade

Main article: Ekhidna/Supports
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Pirate Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
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Brigand Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
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Fighter Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Initial: 20
Per turn:+2
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Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Click here for more details on supports.


Ekhidna - Goddess of the West
Short: Returned to the Western Isles.

Long: After Ekhidna went back home to the Western Isles, the people were overjoyed at the return of their hero. She left the rebel group, but the people begged her to be their leader once again. Her hard work united the Western Isles into a new nation, the Western Union.


Battle quotes

Death quote

Everyone on the Isles... Don't give up.
— Ekhidna, in The Binding Blade.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Ekhidna is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Ekhidna
TCGCipher B09-061HN.png Goddess of the West, Ekhidna



"I have no intention of going quietly."
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Hero Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Tactics of the Resistance: [Trigger] When this unit is deployed, you may choose 1 card with an "Attack Emblem" skill from your Retreat Area, and place it on top of your deck.
Hand Axe: [Activate] [Flip one bond card] Until the end of this turn, this unit's range becomes 1-2.
Card #B09-061HNArtist: Yoneko
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Echidna .


  • Ekhidna was the fourth and final female member of a Mercenary-related class in the Fire Emblem series prior to the class becoming gender-neutral in Awakening, a decade after Ekhidna's appearance in the series.
  • Ekhidna is the first female unit to be able to wield axes immediately upon recruitment.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Echidna Used in the The Binding Blade fan translation.
Japanese エキドナ Officially romanized as Ekhidna. In Greek mythology, Echidna was a monster who was half-woman and half-snake.


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Portrait ekhidna fe06.png Hero
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Bs fe06 ekhidna hero axe.png

Other appearances


  1. "Soldier: If you surrender peacefully, perhaps Bishop Orlo will have mercy on you.
    Ekhidna: Sorry, but I'm sorta the stubborn type.
    " — An Etrurian soldier and Ekhidna, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Lalum: ...You know, you're really noble.
    Ekhidna: Wh-What?
    Lalum: You're always thinking about others. Even this, you're building a village so that other people can live peacefully.
    Ekhidna: I...
    Lalum: You're like those heroes that appear in the sagas that bards sing! You appear, help the needy, and leave as suddenly as you had come... You're also mysterious since you never tell anybody about yourself.
    Ekhidna: Right...I don't.
    Lalum: But I won't ask. I'm really curious, but there must be an important reason why you won't tell us.
    " — Lalum and Ekhidna, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Ekhidna: Ever since I started the rebellion, I've been eating your... I can't even bear to say it in words. Anyway, I wouldn't call it food.
    Lalum: I never! I've always been trying...
    Ekhidna: Look, Lalum. You usually don't end up burning the house down when you cook a proper meal.
    Lalum: That's not a big loss, considering how wonderful my food tastes.
    Ekhidna: The wails and moans of the rebel members... I can still hear them echoing in my ears. Has Elffin eaten ever eaten the stuff?
    " — Ekhidna and Lalum, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "Ekhidna: All right, Gonzalez. I don't believe in that 'As long as you have a kind heart...' crap. You're ugly. People made fun of you because of it.
    Gonzalez: Uh...
    Ekhidna: But that doesn't mean you should just give up. You should look over yourself carefully, and find something that only you have. You'll eventually find something that's unique to you.
    Gonzales: To me...
    Ekhidna: Right, unique to you. If you have that, no one'll be making fun of you any more. You won't have to belittle yourself all the time. You can stand proud.
    " — Ekhidna and Gonzalez, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "Ekhidna: Hey, wait! I need a favor from you.
    Gonzalez: ...Me?
    Ekhidna: Right. It has to be you. You see, there's gonna be a new village built on the Western Isles.
    Gonzalez: Village...
    Ekhidna: There are lots of people who lost their homes because of the war. Some of them from the rebel group that I was with.
    Gonzalez: Lost home...
    Ekhidna: So, we've decided to build a village for those people. And we need help, you see. It'd be really great if we get some strong men like you. What do you say?
    " — Ekhidna and Gonzalez, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEkhidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLalumLanceLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Bosses ArcardoBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
The Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
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Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Related topics Fire Emblem: Hasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline