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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



For the Altean paladin, see Arran, and for the Begnion soldier, see Aran.

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

Alen (Japanese: アレン Alen), also translated as Alan and Allen, is a cavalier in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade who first appears in Chapter 1. He is a daring cavalier of Pherae, who fights with Roy throughout the whole game, and a friend of the cavalier Lance, a much calmer knight.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


Alen first appears in Chapter 1, when he is escorting Roy back to Pherae from Ostia. Unexpectedly, the castle of Pherae is being attacked by bandits. Along with Lance, Marcus, Bors, and Wolt, he helps Roy to defeat the bandits and save those trapped in the castle: Lilina, Eliwood, Roy's ill father, and Merlinus. He continues to loyally fight for Roy throughout the rest of the game.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait alen fe06.png
Level 1
Affinity Is gba fireaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically on Turn 1.

Stats Growth Rates

Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword
Is gba iron lance.png Iron Lance
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif E GBARankLance.gif D Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

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 GBARankSword.gif +1, GBARankLance.gif +1,
Axe E


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

Alen is the bold one in the christmas cavaliers duo. He happens to also be the strong one and the red one ( In some games, roles are reverted : for exemple, in Fe8, the bold one is forde, but he is the speedy one ). as for wich one is better? It really depends on preference in this game. What I usually do is I use both and keep the one that is growing better when I get better characters and can't deploy both anymore.

Alen usually is the one I end up keeping because Lance often gets strength screwed, but of course it depends on personnal preference, both are good, and 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, though you can use whoever you want, they still 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.

Personality and character

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 the 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 in his support conversations. He is a very good friend of Lance and as a Pheraean knight, his job is to protect Roy.


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 wade fe06.png
Fighter Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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

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

Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

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


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!
— In the final chapter.

Death quote Lord Roy...
— Alen

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

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Alen has cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
•Unofficial romanization; see the Japanese name.
•Used in the most recent version of the fan translation patch.
Japanese アレン Romanized as Alen in the Fire Emblem Museum website. Alen, which comes from the Old German name Alan, means "precious".[4]


Small portrait alen fe06.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait alen fe06.png Cavalier Paladin
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

Battle animations

Other appearances


  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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Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEkhidnaElenElphinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLalumLanceLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
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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 the 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
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