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Gaiden Gaiden (The Complete) Awakening Shadows of Valentia Heroes

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





17 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)


Rudolf (father)
Mycen (foster grandfather)
Celica (foster sister, wife)
Berkut (Cousin)




Prince of Rigel
Holy King of Valentia

Starting class

Fighter (Gaiden, Shadows of Valentia)
Dread Fighter (Awakening DLC)
Mercenary (Awakening SpotPass)

Voiced by
Of course, Celica thinks I should take a more compassionate approach to enemies... But really, it's a battlefield! How do you compassionately stab someone? It may sound barbaric, but that's just how I feel. If you hurt me, I hurt you back... tenfold.
— Alm

Alm (pronounced /ɑlm/?[1]; Japanese: アルム, Arum) is a youth hailing from the village Ram in the southern peninsula of Valentia, the adoptive grandson of the famous retired knight Mycen and, for a time, the foster brother of Celica. When news reached Ram of General Desaix's coup against Zofia, Alm and four of his friends volunteered to join the Zofian liberation force to oppose the invasion by neighboring Rigel; from there, Alm became a leader of the revolution, successfully fighting his way into Rigel itself. Toward the war's end, he learned of his true identity: Albein Alm Rudolf (Japanese: アルバイン・アルム・ルドルフ), the only son and heir of Emperor Rudolf of Rigel, and the cornerstone of Rudolf's gambit to free the world of the corrupting influence of the gods Mila and Duma.[2]

Fire Emblem Gaiden


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Starting stats and growth rates

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Level 1
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

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B. Magic
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W. Magic
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Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Luck Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Hero +x to 36 +x to 16 +x to 14 +x to 14 +0 +x to 10 +0 +0 +1 Bow
  • In Gaiden, promotion gains consist of giving the character as many points as necessary - the "x" value shown in the table - to reach the promoted class's base stats. If any given stat at the time of promotion is higher than their promoted class's base stat, there will not be a bonus for that stat; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.

Fire Emblem Awakening


In the Outrealms, Alm is one of the Einherjar belonging to Old Hubba. In the Champions of Yore series, Old Hubba summoned him to assist Chrom in defeating an army of female heroes led by Celica. His card was later stolen by Aversa and summoned to attack Chrom's and Celica's combined forces. Later, Aversa again conned Old Hubba into giving her the Einherjar again, forcing Chrom and the Shepherds to face off against Alm and the other legendary heroes once again. Alm reappears in Lost Bloodlines 2, as the leader of a combined force of Archanean and Valentian characters; completion of this chapter allows him to join the army as a playable unit. He again features as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 2 and 3, and as an NPC ally in Rogues & Redeemers 1.

Another version of Alm is playable as a bonus SpotPass character, as part of the Gaiden character set.

Alm also has a sword named for him: Alm's Blade. This blade, powerful but without special effect, is purchased using Renown points.


Playable (SpotPass) Playable (DLC) Neutral (Champions of Yore 1)

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Level 20
Movement 6
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 17,600 G or defeat him in a skirmish.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 alm's blade.png Alm's Blade* Is 3ds hp +5.png HP +5
Is 3ds zeal.png Zeal
Is 3ds sol.png Sol
Is 3ds axebreaker.png Axebreaker
Is 3ds aegis.png Aegis
Weapon Levels
3DSRankSword.png A 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png C
3DSRankBow.png -- 3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png --

Reclassing options

SpotPass DLC

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Base classes:*
Fighter Warrior
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Growth rates for all SpotPass bonus units are unknown at this time.

Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Luck Def Res Move Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +3 3DSRankSword.png E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Alm has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

In addition, the DLC version of Alm can also receive the following as a personal skill:

Is 3ds rally resistance.png Rally Resistance

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Starting stats and growth rates

Prologue Chapter 1

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Level 1
Age 30*
Max HP 18 Luck 7
Attack 6 Defense 3
Skill 4 Resistance 4
Speed 3 Movement 4
Item Skills
None --
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Promotion stat gains

Personality and character

Alm is headstrong and not a stranger to taking violent action.[3] In Awakening's DLC Alm's personality is emphasized, and he is clearly at odds with Celica's more compassionate and peaceful approach, though it is not to say he does not put thought into Celica's words.[4] Despite his aggressive nature, he expresses regret over being responsible for the death of his father, even being brought to tears.[5]


Main article: Alm/Supports


In Gaiden
In ages to come, this is what was passed down:
'He who sundered the evil chains of the gods
And established this thousand-year reign
Must never be forgotten: Our Holy King, Alm the First!'
In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
As first king of the One Kingdom of Valentia, Alm spent his life restoring the land to glory. He would be remembered fondly by later generations as Saint-King Alm I, who cast off the gods' oppressive yoke and founded a dynasty that would last a thousand years.


Death quotes

Damn!! Just a bit more...
— Alm, in Gaiden.
Nngh... Damn... Should have been more careful...
— Alm, as an NPC in Champions of Yore 1 in Awakening.
Nngh...why? I have to get stronger...
— Alm, in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
This is...all wrong...
— Alm, in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Grandpapa... I've lost my way...
— Alm, in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.'s too soon...
— Alm, as an NPC in Rogues & Redeemers 1 in Awakening.
Why...couldn't I keep this land safe?
— Alm, in Rogues & Redeemers 2 in Awakening.
I thought...I could keep this land safe...
— Alm, in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.

Battle quotes

The Zofians need protection!
— Alm's SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
You leave me with no choice.
— Alm, in a SpotPass battle in Awakening.
Our cause needs folk like you!
— Alm's SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.
You're not the strongest woman I know. But I'd sooner not take any chances.
— Alm, as an NPC in Champions of Yore 1 in Awakening.
I'll teach you to harass a poor, defenseless girl!
— Alm, in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
You're their tactician, right? Why are you causing trouble? [...] So you admit you started it. Good. My conscience is clear.
— Alm, when fighting a female Robin in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
Show me just one foe that Celica and I can't bring down together!
— Alm, in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Silence, you lying snake! What sort of idiot do you take me for?
— Alm, when fighting a female Avatar in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Our cause is just!
— Alm, in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
Ha! Quite the sense of humor. A shame it will end with you.
— Alm, when fighting a male Morgan in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
I won't yield this land to you, whatever it costs me!
— Alm, in Rogues & Redeemers 2 in Awakening.
I won't yield this land to you. I don't care what it costs me!
— Alm, when fighting Yen'fay in Rogues & Redeemers 2 in Awakening.
If you want to go any further, you'll have to get past me!
— Alm, in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.
You'll have to kill me first. This is our land, not yours!
— Alm, when fighting Yen'fay in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Main article: Alm/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Etymology and other languages


Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Alm From Nintendo of America's summary of the history of the Fire Emblem series[6] and Fire Emblem Awakening.
Arum Less common translation; used primarily by Serenes Forest.
Japanese アルム Officially romanized as Arum. Possibly from Alm, a German term referring to an alpine pasture.
Spanish Alm --
French Alm --
German Alm --
Italian Alm --


Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Albein --
Japanese アルバイン Albine; likely derived from the Roman name Albinus, meaning white.


  • The continent of Valm (originally Valentia) in Fire Emblem Awakening is renamed after Alm.
  • Alm's hair color has varied somewhat over the years since his first appearance in Gaiden, where his in-game portrait shows him with unmistakably blue hair, yet his appearance on the game's boxart features him with green hair. His artwork in The Complete features him with blue hair. Most modern pieces, including his Awakening and Shadows of Valentia appearances, feature him with green hair.
  • Alm appears to have been made left-handed in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, all his artwork and battle animations feature him with his sword in his left hand. Alm's original Gaiden artwork depicts him as right handed.
  • Alm is referred to as Rudolf II by some NPCs, with his father being referred to as Rudolf I (written as "Rudlf First") in the game's cast listing.


Sprite Gallery
Portrait alm fe02.pngPortrait alm 02 fe02.png Fighter Hero
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  1. Fire Emblem Direct
  2. "I'd thought you'd have realized by now. Your true name... Your true name is Albein Alm Rudolf. You are... my one and only son." - Rudolf, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  3. "But really, it's a battlefield! How do you compassionately stab someone? It may sound barbaric, but that's just how I feel. If you hurt me, I hurt you back...tenfold." - Alm, Fire Emblem Awakening
  4. "Celica has her own opinion. "Two wrongs don't make a right," she says. "Two rights don't prevent the next wrong," I usually answer. But maybe I'll change one day..." - Alm, Fire Emblem Awakening
  5. "Alm: But why did something like this… Why could I not avoid fighting against my own father?
    Mycen: Don’t cry, Alm…
    " - Alm, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  6. Nintendo: Fire Emblem History
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 AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMathildaMaeMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonLima 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 Awakening
Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
Bosses AlgolAnguillaArdriAversaBovisCampariCanisCassiusCervantesChalardDalenDaltonDracoEquusExcellusEzraFarberGallusGangrelGarrickGeckoGrimaGyralIgnatiusJamilLepusMarthMorristanMusMustafaNelsonNombryOrtonOvisPherosPorcusPriamRaimiRisen ChiefRoddickRugerSimiaTigrisValidarVastoVictorVincentWalhartXalbadorYen'fayZanth
DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
SpotPass characters Shadow Dragon CaedaGharnefLindeMerricMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPrince MarthTiki
Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
Mystery of the Emblem AthenaCatriaEtzelHardinHoraceKatarinaKing MarthLegionMaliceNorne
Genealogy of the Holy War G1 ArdenArvisAyraDeirdreEthlynJamkeLewynQuanRaquesisSigurd
Genealogy of the Holy War G2 AltenaAresArthurCedFeeJuliaJuliusLarceiSeliphUlster
Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
Fire Emblem EliwoodFlorinaHectorJaffarKarelLynMatthewNergalNinoSerra
Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMoulderSeth
Path of Radiance AshnardElinciaGeoffreyIkeLuciaMiaMistSorenTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn Black KnightBromEdwardLeonardoMicaiahNepheneeSanakiSephiranSigrunSothe
Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
Regalia and personal weapons AmatsuArmadsBalmungBook of NagaDouble BowExcaliburFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • ForsetiGáe BolgGoddess StaffGoetiaGradivusGrima's TruthGungnirHauteclereHelswathMercuriusMissiletainnMjölnirMystletainnNidhoggNoble RapierParthiaRagnellRapierSol KattiTyrfingValflameWolf BergYewfelle
Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Final: Grima
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
Related topics Double DuelDownloadable contentName chart Nintendo Dream comics • Other games (GaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarShadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Unit Gallery (Soundtrack) • SpotPassStreetPassTimelineWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLipricaMassenaMilaLima IV
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeCerberusThe 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 Tower) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Death MasksBook of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors
Related topics Name chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakening) • SidequestsSound TestTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Heroes
Characters Heroes AlfonseAnnaBrunoFehLokiSharenaSummonerVeronicaZacharias
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Wrys
Mystery of the Emblem AbelBarstCaedaCainCamusCatriaDraugEstGordinJagenJeorgeLindeMarthMariaMerricMichalisMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaSheenaTiki
Genealogy of the Holy War EldiganJuliaLachesisSeliph
Thracia 776 OlwenReinhardt
The Binding Blade BartreCeciliaClarineFaeFirGwendolynKleinLilinaNarcianRaighRoyShannaSophiaZephiel
The Blazing Blade EliwoodFlorinaHawkeyeHectorJaffarKarelLloydLuciusLynMatthewNinianNinoPriscillaRavenRebeccaSerraUrsula
The Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesSethTanaValter
Path of Radiance Black KnightElinciaIkeMistNepheneeOscarSorenTitania
Radiant Dawn Sanaki
New Mystery of the Emblem AthenaClarisseKatarinaLegionLukeRoderick
Awakening ChercheChromCordeliaDonnelFrederickGaiusHenryLissaLon'quLucina"Marth"NowiOliviaRobinStahlSullyTharjaTikiVirion
Fates ArthurAzamaAzuraBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinEffieEliseFeliciaGunterHanaHinataHinokaJakobKageroLaslowLeoNilesOboroOdinPeriRyomaSakuraSaizoSetsunaSelenaSubakiTakumiXander
Shadows of Valentia AlmBerkutBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeltheaFayeGennyGrayLeonLukasMaeMathildaSaberSonyaTobin
Story Maps PrefaceP: World of Zenith • 1: World of Mystery • 2: World of Conquest • 3: World of Binding • 4: World of Awakening • 5: Back to Mystery • 6: World of Birthright • 7: World of Blazing • 8: Back to Awakening • 9: Heroes Invade • 10: World of Radiance • 11: Rite of Shadows • 12: Bitter Enemies • 13: Diabolical Bloodline
Paralogues 1: Family Bonds • 2: Sibling Bonds • 3: Blazing Shadows • 4: Spring Festival • 5: World of Shadows • 6: Bridal Blessings • 7: Echoes of Mystery • 8: Ylissean Summer • 9: Nohrian Summer • 10: The Sacred World • 11: Brave Heroes
Xenologues 1: Detached Princess • 2: The Brink of Chaos
Locations The Sacred WorldWorld of AwakeningWorld of BindingWorld of BirthrightWorld of BlazingWorld of ConquestWorld of MysteryWorld of RadianceWorld of ShadowsWorld of Zenith (Askran KingdomEmblian Empire)
Groups, objects, and concepts Bound Hero BattlesBreidablikChain ChallengeGrand Hero BattlesOrbOrder of HeroesRaritySummoning (summoning events) • Squad AssaultTempest TrialsVoting Gauntlet
Related topics ArtistsList of regional version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Unused content)