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FESoV Slayde.png
Artwork of Slayde from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A Zofian noble.









Starting class


Voiced by

Yoshimasa Kawata
(Japanese, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)
Christopher Corey Smith (English, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Only a naif believes that righteousness will keep a man drawing breath!
— Slayde

Slayde (Japanese: スレイダー Slayder) is a paladin and boss in Fire Emblem Gaiden. In Gaiden he is a minor one-off boss, though his role in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has been expanded somewhat. He serves as the captain of Zofia's guard[1] for Desaix, the man that usurped the Zofian royal family.

Fire Emblem Gaiden


Slayde is one of the bosses of Chapter 1's last map, alongside Desaix. In normal gameplay the player is expected to only defeat Slayde, and Desaix will flee afterwards.

If Desaix is defeated first, Slayde will flee instead. Slayde tells the Deliverance that the man they had just killed was a double deployed to buy Desaix time to escape.


Portrait slayde fe02.png
Level 1
Max HP 28 Luck 0
Strength 12 Defense 8
Skill 5 Resistance 5
Speed 8 Movement 8
Equipment Spells
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B. Magic
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W. Magic
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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Slayde has a somewhat expanded role as an antagonist in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, appearing as a boss in the new prologue. He also reprises his role as a boss alongside Desaix at the end of Chapter 1. Unlike in the original, he actually returns after this encounter, and appears as an enemy late in Chapter 4, as part of the army led by Mueller at the Fort in northern Rigel.

Years before the war between Zofia and Rigel, Slayde meets with Desaix in a discreet location to discuss the dethroning of the Zofian royal family. After some persuasion from Desaix, Slayde agrees to kill the remaning royal children, Anthiese and Conrad. Slayde attempts to do so by burning the villa they are staying in and killing many witnesses. Though the royal siblings manage to escape and go into hiding.

Mycen arrives in time to block Slayde's assault on the Ram children.

An undisclosed, but seemingly short time later, Celica, Alm, and the other village children from Ram are playing in a flower field. The children see some knights in the nearby forest and go to investigate. Slayde, leading the group of knights, sees the children approach; he initially insists that the children and the other residents of Ram village give them lodging and food, though he later notices Celica's presence, and takes action to make up for his botched assassination by attacking them. Mycen arrives and drives off Slayde. This incident causes Celica to leave Ram.

Years after the incident in Ram, During the uprising of the Deliverance, Slayde fights along side Desaix in defense of Zofia Castle, though he is driven out. While hiding around the castle grounds, he happens upon some of the Duma Faithful lurking the castle grounds, having just made a failed attempt at capturing Celica. Slayde uses this opportunity to convince them to allow him to serve the Rigelian empire, so he would be safe from the Deliverance. In exchange, Slayde tells the Duma priest that there is a village, inhabited by many gifted mages, to the northwest of Zofia castle.[2] While it is not explicitly stated, Slayde's information here may be what have lead to Delthea being kidnapped by Tatarrah.

Much later, after Desaix's death Slayde participates in the battle to defend Rigel's northern fort with Mueller, however he is killed by the Deliverance's forces.


Note: Slayde's chapter 1 stats are reused in his appearance as the boss of the DLC chapter Siege of Zofia Castle.

Boss, Prologue Boss, Act 1 (Normal) Boss, Act 1 (Hard) Enemy, Act 4 (Normal) Enemy, Act 4 (Hard) NPC, Battle of Zofia Harbor

Personality and character

Slayde had minimal characterization in Gaiden, having only a single line of dialogue. His character is greatly expanded on in Shadows of Valentia, where he is shown to be corrupt and greedy, caring only for himself and power. He also will betray any faction he is associated with if it suits him.[3]


Battle quotes

Die, rebels!
— Slayde, in Gaiden.
I recognize you... You're those bumpkin brats from that village in Ram Woods. [...] You whelps deprived me of a prize I most desperately needed. Hear me well, runts! My name is Slayde...and today, I in turn shall deprive you of your lives!
— Slayde, in Act 1 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Impudent whelps... You'll regret this!
— Slayde, in Act 4 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
The proud kingdom you rabble sing of fell long ago! You just failed to notice. Now vacate that throne!
— Slayde in the DLC map, Siege of Zofia Castle.

Critical quotes

You had your fun!
— Slayde
— Slayde
Bad move!
— Slayde
Ha! Wonderful!
— Slayde

Death quotes

What?! How did you...
— Slayde's defeat voice clip in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
I-impossible! This is neither the time nor place for me to die...
— Slayde's retreat quote in Act 1 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Nrgh! Damn you... DAMN YOUUU!
— Slayde, in Act 4 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Argh! You wretched... Why do you cling to life...when every one of already dead?
— Slayde in the DLC map, Siege of Zofia Castle.

Other appearances

Slayde only appears in Gaiden and its remake.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Slayde As of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Slayder --
Japanese スレイダー Officially romanized as Slayder.
Spanish Slayde As above.
French Slayde As above.
German Slayde As above.
Italian Slayde As above.
Dutch Slayde As above.
Simplified Chinese 斯莱达
Traditional Chinese 斯萊達


Sprite Gallery
Portrait slayde fe02.png Paladin
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  1. "It'll be dangerous if you don't watch out in particular for Slayde, the captain of the guards." — Python, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  2. "See, I know about this little forest northwest of Zofia Castle. And in this forest, there's a village..." — Slayde to a Rigelian cantor, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  3. "You lot ran me out of the castle thanks to that clod Desaix’s incompetence. So...I defected to Rigel! Turncoat or no, they paid good coin for a noble’s intelligence on the enemy. They were SO grateful, in fact, they appointed me to captain this fortress!" — Slayde, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeBrigand BossCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJarth*JedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma TowerDuma Temple) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineNovisRamSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Death MasksBook of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors
Related topics Ancient LettersName chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • SidequestsSound TestTimelineWorld map