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Bernadetta von Varley

Part I Part II


FETH Bernadetta.png
Artwork of Bernadetta in Part I, from Three Houses.

Heir to House Varley

Gender

Female

Race

Human

Age

17 (Part I)

Birthday

December 12

Height
  • 150 cm (~4'11") (Part I)
  • 165 cm (5'5") (Part II)
Nationality

Adrestian

Starting class

Noble

Voiced by
Appearance(s)
I'm just gonna hide in the fort and cheer everyone on. There, um, is a fort, right?
— Bernadetta

Bernadetta von Varley (pronounced /'bɝnəˌdɛtə vɒn 'vɑɹli/[key]; Japanese: ベルナデッタ=フォン=ヴァーリ Bernadetta von Varley) is a playable character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. She is a student at the Officers Academy and a member of the Black Eagles.

Biography

Bernadetta is the only daughter of the Varley Dukedom. Her greedy father only ever saw her as "bait for a rich husband". To "train her to be a good wife", he tied her to a chair for hours and taught her to be submissive and obedient. He also told her not to go near commoners, much less befriend them. However, Bernadetta ignored this advice and befriended a young commoner boy. When her father found out, the boy was found beaten half to death. Years later, Bernadetta's mother had a servant stuff Bernadetta into a sack and shipped her to the Officer's Academy, already having developed social anxiety and locking herself in her room when not attending class or eating meals.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Role


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Starting stats and growth rates

Playable

Small portrait bernadetta fe16.png
Noble
Level 1
Movement 4
Crest Minor Crest of Indech
Recruitment: Automatically upon joining the Black Eagles; can be recruited to other houses if Byleth has skill in Strength and Bows

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Inventory Abilities
Iron Bow
Vulnerary
Persecution Complex
Lance Prowess Lv 1
Bow Prowess Lv 1
Combat arts Spells Battalion
Curved Shot -- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying
E E+ E D E E E E E E E
Weakness Strength Weakness Strength Weakness -- -- -- Weakness Budding Talent --

Enemy - Chapter 7

Normal Hard

Small portrait bernadetta fe16.png
Archer
Level 14
Movement -
Crest Minor Crest of Indech
Stats
Max HP 29 Luck 10
Strength 13 Defense 5
Magic 6 Resistance 4
Dexterity 16 Charm 9+1
Speed 12
Inventory Abilities
Longbow
Vulnerary
Chest KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Persecution Complex
Bowrange +1
Bow Prowess Lv 3
Vantage
Stealth
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Church of Seiros Soldiers Lv. 3
Disturbance
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Ma
E E E C E E E E -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 17


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Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait bernadetta 02 fe16.png
Sniper
Level 35
Movement -
Crest Minor Crest of Indech
Stats
Max HP 47 Luck 17
Strength 26 Defense 18
Magic 12 Resistance 12
Dexterity 41 Charm 20+7
Speed 24
Inventory Abilities
Brave BowThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Concoction
Persecution Complex
Bowfaire
Bowrange +1
Bow Prowess Lv 3
Close Counter
Vantage
Stealth
Magic Bind
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Varley Archers Lv. 5
Fusillade
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Ma
E E E A E E E B -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Abilities

Ability Learned at
Is ns01 skill self buff.png Persecution Complex Personal ability, innate and unremovable
Is ns01 sword prowess lv 1.png Sword Prowess Swords E+; replaced with higher levels at Swords D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Wrath Strike Swords D
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Grounder Swords C
Is ns01 axebreaker.png Axebreaker Swords B
Is ns01 sword crit +10.png Sword Crit +10 Swords S
Is ns01 swordfaire.png Swordfaire Swords S+
Is ns01 lance prowess lv 1.png Lance Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Lances D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Tempest Lance Lances D
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Knightkneeler Lances C
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Vengeance Lances C+
Is ns01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker Lances B
Is ns01 lance crit +10.png Lance Crit +10 Lances S
Is ns01 lancefaire.png Lancefaire Lances S+
Is ns01 axe prowess lv 1.png Axe Prowess Axes E+; replaced with higher levels at Axes D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Smash Axes D
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Helm Splitter Axes C
Is ns01 lancebreaker.png Lancebreaker Axes B
Is ns01 axe crit +10.png Axe Crit +10 Axes S
Is ns01 axefaire.png Axefaire Axes S+
Is ns01 bow prowess lv 1.png Bow Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Bows D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art bow.png Curved Shot Innate
Is ns01 close counter.png Close Counter Bows C
Is ns01 combat art bow.png Deadeye Bows C+
Is ns01 combat art bow.png Encloser Bows A
Is ns01 bow crit +10.png Bow Crit +10 Bows S
Is ns01 bowfaire.png Bowfaire Bows S+
Is ns01 brawling prowess lv 1.png Brawling Prowess Brawling E+; replaced with higher levels at Brawling D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Fading Blow Brawling D
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Rushing Blow Brawling C
Is ns01 combat art.png Healing Focus Brawling B
Is ns01 brawl crit +10.png Brawl Crit +10 Brawling S
Is ns01 fistfaire.png Fistfaire Brawling S+
Is ns01 reason lv 1.png Reason Reason E+; replaced with higher levels at Reason D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 black magic range +1.png Black Magic Range +1 Reason S
Is ns01 black tomefaire.png Black Tomefaire Reason S+
Is ns01 faith lv 1.png Faith Faith E+; replaced with higher levels at Faith D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 white magic range +1.png White Magic Range +1 Faith S
Is ns01 white tomefaire.png White Tomefaire Faith S+
Is ns01 authority lv 1.png Authority Authority E+; replaced with higher levels at Authority D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 battalion wrath.png Battalion Wrath Authority C
Is ns01 defensive tactics.png Defensive Tactics Authority B
Is ns01 offensive tactics.png Offensive Tactics Authority S+
Is ns01 weight -3.png Weight -3 Heavy Armor C
Is ns01 combat art.png Smite Heavy Armor B
Is ns01 weight -5.png Weight -5 Heavy Armor A
Is ns01 armored effect null.png Armored Effect Null Heavy Armor S+
Is ns01 pass.png Pass Budding Talent: Riding
Is ns01 dexterity +4.png Dexterity +4 Riding C
Is ns01 movement +1.png Movement +1 Riding A+
Is ns01 cavalry effect null.png Cavalry Effect Null Riding S+
Is ns01 alert stance.png Alert Stance Flying B
Is ns01 alert stance+.png Alert Stance+ Flying A+
Is ns01 flying effect null.png Flying Effect Null Flying S+
The above ability list does not include class abilities, or abilities and combat arts that are granted by items.

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Blizzard Reason D
Thunder Reason D+
Thoron Reason C
Fimbulvetr Reason A
Heal Faith D
Nosferatu Faith D+
Physic Faith C
Rescue Faith A

Personality and character


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Bernadetta is extremely shy, and only feels comfortable at home or in her dorm room. When not attending lectures, she hides in her room and indulges in her hobbies.

Supports

Endings

Bernadetta, Eternal Loner
As soon as Bernadetta inherited House Varley from her father, she withdrew from all political discourse and focused solely on the management of her own territory. Because of this and her penchant for spending long periods of time in "hibernation," she became known throughout the house's history as the "Bear of Varley."

Byleth, Wandering Flame, & Bernadetta, Eternal Loner (Silver Snow)
After ascending to the throne as the first leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan, Byleth announced his marriage to Bernadetta. Many were concerned that the new leader of House Varley would do little more than hide, but she in fact followed the new king wherever he went and provided him with constant counsel. She never did overcome her shyness, however, and it is said that the aspiring advisers who frightened her were quickly turned away. Because the ones she liked performed well in their service to the people, Bernadetta was widely believed to have a discerning eye.

Byleth, Ruler of Dawn & Bernadetta, Eternal Loner (Verdant Wind)
After ascending to the throne as the first leader of the United Kingdom of Fόdlan, Byleth announced his marriage to Bernadetta. Many were concerned that the new leader of House Varley would do little more than hide, but she in fact followed the new king wherever he went and provided him with constant counsel. She never did overcome her shyness, however, and it is said that aspiring advisers who frightened her were quickly turned away. Because the ones she liked performed well in their service to the people, Bernadetta was widely believed to have a discerning eye.

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles & Bernadetta, Eternal Loner (Silver Snow)
After the war, Bernadetta renounced her claim to House Varley. She married Ferdinand, the new Duke Aegir, and the two contributed to relief efforts by instituting reforms across their Dukedom. Due to the success of those policies, Ferdinand was offered the opportunity to help govern all Fódlan. He accepted, leaving the management of Aegir territory to his wife, while he worked to apply their ideas to the world at large. Since Bernadetta did not like to leave home, Ferdinand's life involved a lot of travel, but it is said he always embarked on his return home with a smile on his face.

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles & Bernadetta, Eternal Loner (Crimson Flower)
After the war, Bernadetta renounced her claim to House Varley. She married Ferdinand, the new Duke Aegir, and the two contributed to relief efforts by instituting reforms across their Dukedom. Due to the success of those policies, Ferdinand was offered the position of prime minister by the emperor. He accepted, leaving the management of Aegir territory to his wife, while he worked to apply their ideas to the empire at large. Since Bernadetta did not like to leave home, Ferdinand's life involved a lot of travel to and from the capital, but it is said he always embarked on his return home with a smile on his face.

Linhardt, Sleepy Crest Scholar & Bernadetta, Eternal Loner (Crimson Flower)
Linhardt and Bernadetta caused quite the stir after the war when they abandoned their inherited titles and eloped to Garreg Mach. Returning to the monastery, where they were always most comfortable, the couple lived peaceful lives away from the hassle of politics. When the Empire's efforts to restore the church were complete, the Officers Academy reopened, and two eccentric individuals took up professorships there. One was perpetually asleep, or absorbed in absentminded study; the other refused to show herself at all unless it was time to give a lecture.

Raphael, Beast of Leicester & Bernadetta, Eternal Loner
When Bernadetta first inherited control of House Varley, she hid away and would not dare involve herself in political or administrative affairs. During this time it was Raphael who came to her aid, encouraging her to work through her fear of people. The training period was difficult—"humiliating," according to the journals Bernadetta left behind—but in the end, it had its desired effect. The leader of House Varley became an outgoing and authoritative individual, taking part in public policy. She even took on a very muscular husband.

Seteth, Heir of Purpose & Bernadetta, Eternal Loner (Verdant Wind)
After the war, Seteth remained at the monastery and dedicated himself to the restoration of the church. He was soon joined by Bernadetta, who abandoned her inheritance to House Varley and took up residence at Garreg Mach to commit to a life as a recluse. As the years wore on, Seteth wrote many fables, first in his spare time, and then later as his main preoccupation. His stories became famous among children throughout Fódlan. As he gained renown, many began to inquire about the wonderful illustrations that accompanied the writing. In response to these questions, Seteth was known to shrug and say, "Ask my wife...if you can find her."

Hubert, Emperor's Confidant & Bernadetta, Eternal Loner (Crimson Flower)
The marriage between Hubert, Minister of the Imperial Household, and Bernadetta, leader of House Varley, was so surprising to the public that it was much talked about even outside of political circles in the capital. Bernadetta took the opportunity to survey the far reaches of the new Adrestian Empire, and in her absence, Hubert took well to the management of Varley territory. They proved to be an astonishingly good match, working together to protect Fódlan from the shadows. It is said that they showed their affection for one another by wearing matching embroidered flowers.

Quotes

Battle quotes

I don't care if they're stealing! Can I go home?!
— Bernadetta, after killing any enemy in Chapter 2.
Isn't the fighting already over?! Why do we have to do this to Lady Rhea?!
— Bernadetta as a playable character, after fighting any enemy in Silver Snow Chapter 21.
Professor? Is that you? You're with the enemy. That means I...I'll have to kill you.
— Bernadetta, as an enemy when fighting Byleth in Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 17.
Stay back! Stay back or I'll shoot!
— Bernadetta, as an enemy in Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 17.
Bernadetta: Ah! They're here! Help me!
Hubert: Heheheh. Go on and scream, if it makes you feel better. But if you could die swiftly and without a struggle, I would greatly appreciate it.

— Bernadetta, fighting Hubert in Foreign Land and Sky.
Bernadetta: Ah! It's Thunder Catherine! We're done for!
Catherine: Hey, I was going to say that! You didn't let me introduce myself. How rude. Thunderbrand and I will have to teach you some manners.

— Bernadetta, fighting Catherine in Foreign Land and Sky.

Death/retreat quotes

Oh, Bernie... You're really not cut out for this.
— Bernadetta's retreat quote as a playable character in Part I.
Was there any more I...could have done?
— Bernadetta's death quote in classic mode as a playable character in Part II.
It hurts... Better pull back, Bernie.
— Bernadetta's retreat quote in casual mode as a playable character in Part II.
Wish I could've at least died at home...not in this big, stupid field...
— Bernadetta, as an enemy in Verdant Wind Chapter 17.

Other quotes

Main article: Bernadetta/Quotes

Other appearances

Trivia

  • One line of Bernadetta's B-support with Byleth was altered in the 1.0.2 version update.
    • Old: "To train me to be a good, submissive wife, he'd do things like tie me to a chair and leave me there all day, challenging me to stay quiet."
    • New: "To train me to be a good wife, he'd do things like tie me to a chair."
  • During Part II, Bernadetta oddly shares some of her attack voice clips with Hilda.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Bernadetta von Varley Full name, known by just Bernadetta in most menus. Bernadetta is possibly a derivative of the Germanic name Bernard, meaning "hardy bear". Varley is probably a mistranslation of "Váli", as below.
Japanese ベルナデッタ=フォン=ヴァーリ Bernadetta von Varley/Váli; Váli is a son of Odin in Norse mythology who avenges Baldr's death.

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External links

References

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