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|“||I’m a citizen of Grado. It’s my duty to fight. And I’ll fight my best!||”|
— Amelia in Chapter 9: Distant Blade
Amelia (Japanese: アメリア Amelia) is an orphan who appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. She joins the Grado army to serve her country, but is inexperienced in combat. The turmoils of war lead her to question her allegiance.
In Eirika's route, Amelia appears again in Chapter 9, where she is among a group of Grado soldiers sent to arrest Eirika. If Eirika or Franz talks to her, Amelia realizes that Eirika is a caring individual, and defects to her side. She then accompanies Eirika for the rest of the journey. If no one talks to her and she survives, Amelia will leave the battlefield after a set number of turns.
In Ephraim's route, Amelia appears in Chapter 9, serving at Fort Rigwald under the command of general Gheb. When she hears Gheb insulting some of his soldiers, she speaks out, and gets put on the front lines as punishment. If either Ephraim or Franz speaks to Amelia, they comment the fact that she is a new soldier and convince her to join their side. She then joins Ephraim's party and accompanies him for the rest of the journey.
Amelia is one of three trainee characters who starts out very weak, but ends up very strong due to high growth rates and a long time to train. Trainee characters are weak at first but gain experience quickly, and upon reaching level 10 can choose between two classes. After this, they can promote again starting at level 10. This means that they have 10 extra levels to gain stats, and coupled with high growth rates, they make very good units. These are exclusive to The Sacred Stones; the other two trainees are Ross and Ewan.
Starting stats and growth rates
Eirika's route Ephraim's route
Promotion stat gains
- Note: Recruit (2) refers to the promotion option that is unlocked after beating both Eirika's and Ephraim's routes; this promotion option is named "Recruit" and keeps the qualities of the Recruit class.
|General||+3||+2||+3||+2||+0||+3||+3||+1||+1||Great Shield||E, +40, E|
|Great Knight||+3||+1||+1||+2||+0||+2||+2||+0||+2||--||E, D|
From Recruit (2)
As a trainee unit, Amelia has very low base stats regardless of the route she's recruited in, and also has mediocre growth rates. As a result, Amelia would often get doubled or even killed in one hit by normal enemies as a result of her low stats. Amelia also has low constitution, only being able to use the Slim Lance without suffering any speed penalties.
However, since Amelia is a Trainee unit, she gains more experience than most other units. Amelia also automatically promotes at the beginning of the next map once she reaches level 10. Allowing her to promote into one or three different classes: the Cavalier, Knight, or the Super Trainee (after both Eirika and Ephraim's routes have been completed).
Promoting her into a Cavalier gives her a significant +3 in movement along with +2 in speed and con. Amelia also gains the ability to use swords. With these promotion gains, Amelia is able to use iron weapons unimpeded as well as having access to Canto. Upon a second promotion, Amelia is able to promote into either Great Knight or Paladin. Both classes have good promotion bonuses, with the Great Knight class even allowing her to wield Axes. Some people prefer promoting her in to a Paladin due to her gaining +1 movement, but both options are equally worth considering.
As a Knight, Amelia gains no movement, but does get +4 in con, along with +2 in HP and defense. However, Amelia can only use lances and could still get doubled easily. Upon promoting from Knight, Amelia could promote into General or Great Knight. Compared to a Great Knight, Amelia gains higher stat bonuses, but has less movement than the Great Knight and lacks Canto. Some prefer Great Knight for that reason.
Overall, Amelia is one of the weaker units in The Sacred Stones due to her horrible bases making it hard for players to use her without grinding. While her higher experience gain makes training her quick, there are still better units that could be used instead of her.
Starting stats and growth rates
Growth rates when reclassed
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Promotion stat gains
Archer Cavalier Cleric Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Pegasus Knight Tactician Thief Troubadour
Like all female bonus units in Awakening, Amelia has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard female units.
In addition, Amelia can also receive the following as a personal skill:
Amelia is one of the characters added to the game in the The Sacred World update, and became available for summoning by players on August 15, 2017. Only one variation of Amelia is currently available in Heroes, based on her The Sacred Stones incarnation.
Despite Amelia being available exclusively at five-star rarity, some skill information pertaining to a three-star version of Amelia is known.
- Amelia: Rose of the War is only available at 5★ rarity.
|Grado Poleax||★★★★★||400 SP|
|Holy Vestments||★★★||100 SP|
|Sacred Cowl||★★★★★||200 SP|
|A||Earth Boost 1||★★★★★||50 SP|
|A||Earth Boost 2||★★★★★||100 SP|
|A||Earth Boost 3||★★★★★||200 SP|
|C||Armor March 1||★★★★★||60 SP|
|C||Armor March 2||★★★★★||120 SP|
|C||Armor March 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
Personality and character
Amelia is a cheerful new soldier who does her best while fighting. As a new soldier, she sometimes trips and often shows signs of a poor fighting stance, but she tries to practice whenever she can. According to her conversations with Neimi, she became a soldier because she wanted to become stronger, instead of having others always defending her. To Franz, she says she decided to fight because she was alone and wanted to protect those she cared about. She is very truthful and honest, stating what she believes is true and her inner feelings to others. Amelia believes that the soldiers of armies are people and not just slaves and pawns. Overall, she is quite friendly and optimistic.
Amelia is a girl from the town of Silva, in Grado. Her father died or left when Amelia was very young; she has no memories of him. She has no siblings or other family. When she was a child, her mother, named Melina, was captured by bandits as Amelia, able to do nothing, hid from them. This motivated her to become a soldier, along with a desire to honor General Duessel and the country. In the village in Chapter 5, she declares that she will become the finest soldier of Grado. She has pride in her country, but when she is recruited in either route, she realizes that her superiors have been lying to her.
In her conversations with Duessel, he states that she looks very familiar. This is because of her mother, Melina. Duessel found Amelia's mother as an amnesiac captive of a group of bandits. They rescued her and placed her in a quite village to help her restore her health. After regaining her health, she began to remember her old life, but when they went to Silva, Amelia had already left. Amelia's mother is still alive in the game's present time, and presumably, after the war is over they reunite.
- Main article: Amelia/Supports
Amelia, Rose of the War
Following the war, she returned to Grado to assist in her country's reconstruction. She surrounded herself with new friends and used the strength she found on the battlefield to live her life in happiness.
Franz and Amelia
Franz brought Amelia home with him to Renais. Amelia spent a short time in Renais's army, but once she and Franz were married, she retired her commission. The two had a daughter who grew to be a great knight herself.
Ross and Amelia
Amelia traveled to Ross's hometown, where she decided to remain. Over time, the two fell in love and were wed. Years later they had a son who grew into a warrior. As he grew in skill and strength, he surpassed even his father.
Ewan and Amelia
After the war, Ewan and Amelia set out, as promised, on a trip around the world. Their deeds along the way made small legends in the regions they visited. In time, Amelia gave birth to a daughter, and they settled down.
Duessel and Amelia
Upon their return to Grado, Duessel reunited Amelia with her mother. The two wept with joy, giving thanks to Duessel. Afterward, Amelia became the most trusted companion of the man once known as Obsidian.
|“||I... I did well, didn't I?||”|
The Sacred Stones
|“||Your threats no longer hold any power over me. I-I am not your pawn!||”|
— Amelia against Gheb
|“||Gotta d-do my best. Here goes!||”|
— Amelia in the final chapter.
|“||I'm Amelia, a soldier of Grado.||”|
— Amelia's SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
|“||...I have to fight you?||”|
— Amelia's SpotPass battle quote in Awakening.
|“||I'll do my best.||”|
— Amelia's SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.
- Main article: Amelia/Quotes (Heroes)
Fire Emblem Cipher
Amelia is currently featured on four cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Amelia|
|Blossoming Talent, Amelia|
|"That's right. I'm a real soldier now!"|
|Attack: 70||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: General||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|"I want to get stronger!": [Trigger] [ ] When this unit's attack destroys an enemy, you may pay the cost, and if you do: Choose 1 "Amelia" in your Retreat Area, and level up this unit with the chosen card.|
Sparkling Armor: [Always] Enemies besides the Main Character attacking this unit cannot perform Critical Hits.
Determined Lanceplay: [Always] This unit gains +10 attack. ( This skill becomes active while this unit's stack is at least 5).
|Card #B11-029SR • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa|
|Rose of the War, Amelia|
|"I want to decide for myself. I want to understand the truth myself, to see it with my own eyes."|
|Attack: 40||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 2|
|Class: Knight||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|"Will I be a real soldier soon?": [Special] This card is treated as if it has a class change cost of 2.|
Polished Armor: [Always] Enemies with a deployment cost of 1 who are attacking this unit cannot perform Critical Hits.
Armor Expertise: [Always] While this unit is being attacked, it gains +20 attack unless the attacker is a unit.
|Card #B11-030N • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa|
|Recruit in Her First Fight, Amelia|
|"This lance... Stab the enemy. I'll try my best!"|
|Attack: 30||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Recruit||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Preparing for Battle: [Trigger] [ ] At the start of your turn, you may pay the cost, and if you do: Choose an "Amelia" card in your Deck with a deployment cost of 2 or less and add it to your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.|
Tempered Emblem: [Support] If your defending unit is destroyed, at the end of combat, you may add this card to your hand instead of placing it in your Retreat Area.
|Card #B11-031N • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa|
|"I'm not sure I can live up to your expectations... But I'll do my best."|
|Attack: 70||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Paladin||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|Admiration for the General: [Activate] [Once per turn] [ ] Choose as many allies as you wish, and move them.|
Deft Hand at the Reins: [Always] This unit is immune to destruction as the cost of skills or effect of skills.
|Card #P18-004PR • Artist: mattsun!|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Amelia .
|Amelia appears in volume 8 of the Fire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure Collection. Her volume 8 appearance is based on her standard appearance in Heroes.||¥350||November 2018JP|
- Amelia's starting level was originally 5 in the Japanese version when she gets recruited in Chapter 13 of Eirika's route. Her starting level was changed to 4 for the international versions.
- In Eirika's route, it is possible to obtain two Speedwings from her instead of one; if they are stolen from her in Chapter 11 and she is neither killed nor recruited, she will have another Speedwing when she returns in Chapter 13.
- Natalie Lander, Amelia’s English voice actress in Fire Emblem Heroes, also voices Fir in Heroes, Nina in Fates, and Elise in all appearances.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
The name Amelia has two meanings. Its Germanic meaning is "work", "effort" or "strain" and its Hebrew meaning is "work of the Lord".
Officially romanized as Amelia; as above.
Artwork of Amelia from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
Beta portrait of Amelia from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
Artwork of Amelia from Fire Emblem Cipher
- Amelia Voice - Fire Emblem Heroes (Game) | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 27 May 2019
- Fire Emblem: Fates Cast, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 25 September 2017
- Fire Emblem Heroes Cast, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 25 September 2017
- Name Amelia - Meaning, origin etc. - Girl Names - Baby Name Amelia, www.thenamemeaning.com, Retrieved: 26 October 2017
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