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From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.
For the Altean paladin known as "Alan" in fan translations, see Arran.

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

A knight serving Pherae. Passionate and hot-headed.








Lycian[1] (Pheraean)


Energetic Knight[1]

Starting class



The Binding Blade

If you're staying, then so will I. I won't allow you to run headfirst into certain death alone.
— Alen, to Lance

Alen (Japanese: アレン Alen) is a character appearing in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is a hotheaded and daring cavalier of Pherae, who fought for Roy throughout the Disturbance of Bern alongside his friend, Lance, a much calmer knight.


At the onset of the Disturbance of Bern, Alen, along with Lance, Marcus, Bors, and Wolt, was escorting his liege Roy back to Pherae from Ostia after he had been called home by his father Eliwood, the Marquess Pherae. Unexpectedly, the castle of Pherae had been attacked by bandits led by Damas before the group arrived to Pherae. Alen assisted Roy in defeating the bandits and saving those trapped in the castle: Lilina, Eliwood and Merlinus. He then continued to fight for Roy throughout the war against Bern. Following the conclusion of the Disturbance of Bern, Alen assisted Roy in reconstructing the war-torn land; it is said that his passion and will inspired many.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


Alen is a playable character in The Binding Blade.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait alen fe06.png
Ma gba cavalier playable.gif Cavalier
Level 1
Affinity Is gba fireaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically on Turn 1

Stats Growth Rates

Iron Sword
Iron Lance
Weapon Levels
Swords E Lances D Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Paladin +3 +2 +2 +2 +0 +2 +3 +2 +1 Swords +1, Lances +1,
Axes E


This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Alen is The Binding Blade's Cain archetype, and joins alongside his partner Lance at the beginning of the game. The decision of whether to use Alen or Lance comes down to personal preference and the whims of the RNG. A solid strategy is to use both at the beginning and keep the one that is growing better when you get better characters and can't deploy both anymore.

The Cavalier class by itself makes both Alen and Lance good. It provides a high movement range of 7, two weapon types (swords and lances) for weapon triangle control and the ability to rescue units and then move in the same turn (allowing rescue drop strategies). Cavaliers also promote to Paladin, which gives them the ability to use axes (and thus perfect weapon triangle control), an additional point of movement and very good stat boosts all around.

Alen will likely edge out Lance due to having advantages in HP, Strength, and Defense, while maintaining just enough Speed to double who he needs to double. Of course, both are really good cavaliers with the best availability in the game. The first Knight Crest you acquire should go to either him or Lance, as they are the best candidates for it. As long as they stay relatively close to their average stats, both Christmas Cavaliers will be solid units in your roster throughout the whole game.


Alen is a reckless knight with a fiery personality. His fighting style is often to charge into the enemy with brute force. To Thea, he explains that it is because as a cavalier of the army, he must show his strength to the enemy.[2] However, Marcus advises him not to be so rash when fighting.[3] Although he is daring, he takes his job as a knight very seriously. He is very devoted to protecting other soldiers, especially Roy. He trains very hard to get stronger, even on the battlefield, in order to help Roy.

Alen says little about his past. Additionally, he is a very good friend of Lance.


Main article: Alen/Supports
Portrait alen fe06.png
Is gba fireaffin.png
Small portrait thea fe06.png
Pegasus Knight Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
Small portrait wolt fe06.png
Archer Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2
Small portrait ward fe06.png
Fighter Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin7}}}affin.png|link={{{affin7}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin9}}}affin.png|link={{{affin9}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait marcus fe06.png
Paladin Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2
Small portrait lance fe06.png
Cavalier Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+2
Small portrait roy fe06.png
Lord Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin8}}}affin.png|link={{{affin8}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin10}}}affin.png|link={{{affin10}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
See Support § GBA games for more details on supports.


The Binding Blade

Alen, Fiery Knight
Short: Helped rebuild Pherae.

Long: Upon returning to Pherae with Roy, Alen assisted his lord in rebuilding the trampled land. His fiery passion and powerful will were inspiring to many.


Battle quotes

I will protect Lord Roy with my life!
— Alen, in the Final Chapter of The Binding Blade.

Death quote Lord Roy...
— Alen, in The Binding Blade.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Cg fe09 fe06 alen.png

Alen's official artwork from The Binding Blade can be viewed in Path of Radiance's extras menu if a copy of The Binding Blade is connected to a Japanese copy of Path of Radiance. This illustration, along with all other The Binding Blade-related artwork, is inaccessible in the international versions of the game, owing to the fact that The Binding Blade was not released in those regions.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Alen is featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Alen
TCGCipher B05-007R.png Loyal Knight of Flames, Alen



"As a vassal, I will support you with everything"
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Paladin Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Fierce Flame Twin Strike: [Trigger] When this unit is supported by “Lance”, until the end of this turn, this unit gains +20 attack and the number of orbs this unit’s attacks would destroy becomes 2.
Loyal Knight Ties: [Always] If you have an ally “Lance”, this unit gains +10 attack.
Card #B05-007R, B05-007ST • Artist: Yoko Maturica
TCGCipher B05-008N.png Fierce Knight, Alen



"I will preserve myself well for my first fight!"
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Cavalier Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Pherae's Red & Green: [Always] While this unit is being supported by “Lance”, this unit gains +30 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B05-008N, B05-008ST • Artist: Yoko Maturica
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Alen .

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade A knight serving Pherae.
Passionate and hot-headed.*

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes


Used in official websites.


• Alan
• Allen

• Used in the DTN fan translation patch.
• Used in the gringe fan translation patch.



Romanized as Alen in the The Binding Blade website. Alen comes from the Old German name Alan, which means "precious".[4]
















Traditional Chinese




Small portrait alen fe06.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait alen fe06.png Cavalier Ma gba cavalier playable.gif Paladin Ma gba paladin playable.gif
Bs fe06 alen cavalier sword.png
Bs fe06 alen cavalier lance.png
Bs fe06 alen paladin sword.png
Bs fe06 alen paladin lance.png
Bs fe06 alen paladin axe.png

Official artwork

CG images


Battle animations

Cipher artwork


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire Emblem 6: Alan Artbook Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 16 July 2018
  2. "Thea: Anyway, the point is, you should fight more cautiously.
    Alen: I understand your concern. But I can't hold back.
    Thea: But if you keep fighting like that, you'll--
    Alen: In battle, the first to match blades with the enemy are us. The knights. The enemy will judge the entire army by looking at how we fight. That's why I have to show them my full power.
    " — Alen and Thea's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Marcus: Your courage is not a bad trait. Indeed, it is praiseworthy. I'm simply concerned you may leave Lord Roy to fend for himself.
    Alen: You're right...
    Marcus: A knight must consider each situation and adapt accordingly. Charging ahead is not always the correct way.
    " — Marcus and Alen's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. Alen - Name Meaning, What does Alen mean?,, Retrieved: 16 July 2018
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