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In the Fire Emblem series, some characters have a known birthday; in some games this has gameplay benefits and the date of the birthday itself may be referencing an event or Fire Emblem series game release date. This page provides a summary of known birthdays within the franchise.
In the vast majority of Fire Emblem games character birthdays are generally unknown, though some important characters will have a birth year that can be figured out from official timelines or other media. The games' entire cast having fully defined birthdays in their profiles is a fairly recent development within the series. Currently only three main series games and one spin-off have defined birthdays for its playable cast.
The player chooses the birth month of the Tactician in Fire Emblem. Their birth month determines their affinity. In the Japanese release, the Tactician's affinity is determined by their birth month in combination with their blood type. This affinity determines the Tactician's bonus.
Characters' birthdays are listed as the last line of their bio on the roster, which can be accessed by visiting the barracks. Some of the characters' birthdays represent special dates.
If the system's clock matches one of the character's birthdays, the barracks will generate a special event, marked in red, that announces the character's birthday. If the barracks is visited on their birthday, that character gets a burst of experience, finds a random item, and gains a boost in two random stats.
The player chooses Robin's birthday when starting a new game. When the player enters the barracks on this day, the random character on the 3DS's lower screen will have a special message, wishing Robin a happy birthday with an amused expression. Characters who are children of or married to Robin will also have unique lines. On the bottom screen, Robin's spouse will no longer appear more often than other characters, as opposed to normal days. Should Robin share their birthday with another character, the bottom screen will show both characters at the same time, and two red events will be generated, with Robin's taking place first.
|January 21st||Severa||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (1994) and the cartridge version of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (2000)|
|February 12th||Miriel||Charles Darwin's birthday.|
|February 22nd||Brady||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007)|
|February 29th||Old Hubba||Old Hubba's birthday is only mentioned in unused data.|
|March 14th||Yarne||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem Gaiden (1992), and European release date of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2008)|
|March 29th||Nah||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade (2002)|
|April 20th||Lucina||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light (1990) and Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005), and Australian release date of Fire Emblem Awakening|
|April 25th||Laurent||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (2003)|
|May 5th||Morgan||Children's Day in Japan|
|May 14th||Cynthia||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (1996)|
|May 23rd||Ricken||North American release date of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (2005)|
|June 11th||Anna||One day after her Fates incarnation's birthday and two days after her Three Houses incarnation's birthday.|
|July 7th||Cordelia||Tanabata, a Japanese star festival inspired by a folklore story of two lovers who can only meet once a year|
|July 15th||Owain||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem (2010)|
|August 7th||Inigo||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (2008)|
|September 1st||Gerome||Japanese release date of the Nintendo Power version of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (1999)|
|September 29th||Kjelle||Second day of the initial broadcast of the first episode of Fire Emblem: Archanea Saga (1997)|
|October 7th||Noire||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (2004)|
|October 10th||Lon'qu||North American release of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005)|
|November 3rd||Aversa||North American release date of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (2003)|
|November 13th||Henry||In Western culture, 13 is an unlucky number associated with witchcraft.|
|December 5th||Sully||European release date of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (2008)|
Characters' birthdays are listed as the last line of their bio on the roster, which can be accessed by visiting the library in the Records Hall. Some of the characters' birthdays represent special dates. The player chooses Corrin's birthday when starting a new game.
If the system's clock matches one of the character's birthdays, a birthday cake icon appears above their head in My Castle. If Corrin talks to them, that character gets a burst of weapon experience, finds a preset item, and gains a surge in Speed and Luck. After that, they will ask for an accessory and thank the player for remembering their birthday if they agree to give one, regardless of whether or not the gift is a favored accessory.
The item the character finds is based on the route and chapter progression. They are as followed:
|Chapters 6–13||Pine Branch||Moonlight||Harp Yumi|
|Chapters 14–18||Paper||Votive Candle||Lantern|
|Chapters 19–27||Monkey Spirit||Odin's Grimoire||Sunrise Katana|
When the player enters My Castle on Corrin's birthday, characters around the castle will all wish them a happy birthday if spoken to. Characters who are married to Corrin will also have unique lines and will give them flowers in their Private Quarters. Lilith will also wish them a happy birthday should Corrin enter her temple.
|January 1st||Asugi||One day before Gaius's birthday|
|February 19th||Felicia, Flora||Felicia and Flora are twins|
|April 1st||Rhajat||One day before Tharja's birthday.|
|April 19th||Kana||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem Awakening (2012)|
|June 10th||Anna||One day before her Awakening incarnation's birthday and one day after her Three Houses incarnation's birthday.|
|July 6th||Caeldori||One day before Cordelia's birthday|
|October 2nd||Kaze, Saizo||Kaze and Saizo are twins|
On a character's birthday, the player has the choice to send flowers (which costs 200 gold), have a tea party with the character (if unlocked), or do nothing at all. On Byleth's birthday in Part 1, the player receives a letter from the chosen house's leader (Edelgard, Dimitri, or Claude) which contains an item (the Black Eagle Pendant, Blue Lion Brooch, or Golden Deer Bracelet, respectively). If the player's birthday occurs before choosing a house to lead, or after siding against Edelgard in Chapter 11 on the Black Eagles route, the player will receive a White Dragon Scarf from Rhea. In Part 2, Byleth will receive a second letter, with no item unless it was not received due to Byleth's birthday not occurring in Part 1 depending on the chosen birth date. Whom this letter is from depends on the chosen route: Edelgard for Crimson Flower, Claude for Verdant Wind, or Flayn for Silver Snow; in Azure Moon, the letter will be from Gilbert from the 1st of the Guardian Moon (Chapter 14) to the 31st of the Lone Moon (Chapter 16), and from Dimitri from the 1st of the Great Tree Moon (Chapter 17) until the end of the Azure Moon route.
|Gregorian equivalent month||Date||Character||Notes|
|January||4th of the Guardian Moon||Ingrid||--|
|11th of the Guardian Moon||Rhea||Also Saint Seiros Day|
|15th of the Guardian Moon||Hapi||--|
|26th of the Guardian Moon||Gilbert||--|
|February||3rd of the Pegasus Moon||Hilda||--|
|8th of the Pegasus Moon||Hanneman||--|
|20th of the Pegasus Moon||Felix||--|
|28th of the Pegasus Moon||Lysithea||--|
|March||4th of the Lone Moon||Jeritza||--|
|14th of the Lone Moon||Ignatz||--|
|20th of the Lone Moon||Constance||--|
|27th of the Lone Moon||Shamir||--|
|April||17th of the Great Tree Moon||Hubert||--|
|30th of the Great Tree Moon||Ferdinand||--|
|May||9th of the Harpstring Moon||Annette||--|
|18th of Harpstring Moon||Raphael||--|
|27th of the Harpstring Moon||Mercedes||--|
|June||5th of the Garland Moon||Sylvain||--|
|9th of the Garland Moon||Anna||One day before her Fates incarnation's birthday and two days before her Awakening incarnation's birthday.|
|13th of the Garland Moon||Lorenz||--|
|22nd of the Garland Moon||Edelgard||--|
|July||1st of the Blue Sea Moon||Caspar||--|
|9th of the Blue Sea Moon||Balthus|
|12th of the Blue Sea Moon||Flayn||Also Saint Cethleann Day|
|24th of the Blue Sea Moon||Claude||--|
|August||3rd of the Verdant Rain Moon||Manuela||--|
|12th of the Verdant Rain Moon||Yuri||--|
|21st of the Verdant Rain Moon||Leonie||--|
|31st of the Verdant Rain Moon||Dedue||--|
|September||7th of the Horsebow Moon||Petra||--|
|15th of the Horsebow Moon||Catherine||--|
|29th of the Horsebow Moon||Dorothea||--|
|October||17th of the Wyvern Moon||Ashe||--|
|25th of the Wyvern Moon||Cyril||--|
|November||7th of the Red Wolf Moon||Linhardt||--|
|23rd of the Red Wolf Moon||Marianne||--|
|December||1st of the Ethereal Moon||Alois||--|
|12th of the Ethereal Moon||Bernadetta||--|
|20th of the Ethereal Moon||Dimitri||--|
|27th of the Ethereal Moon||Seteth||Also Saint Cichol Day|
Most important characters in Tokyo Mirage Sessons have birthdays in their profiles, although there are no gameplay bonuses associated with them.
With the exception of Tiki, all the listed characters share their birthday with their respective voice actor.
|January 29th||Eleonora Yumizuru|
|February 10th||Yashiro Tsurugi|
|February 15th||Maiko Shimazaki|
|February 20th||Barry Goodman|
|June 22nd||Touma Akagi|
|July 12th||Kiria Kurono|
|July 30th||Itsuki Aoi|
|August 11th||Mamori Minamoto|
|December 2nd||Tsubasa Oribe|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
- "Farina: Just answer the question... What month? No wait! Let me guess... You were born... Got it! I bet... according to the standard Elibean calendar, you were born in the month of the pegasus! Am I right?
Kent: Yes. That is what my mother tells me.
Farina: Yeah! I knew it!
Kent: And what does that mean?
Farina: I was born in the month of the archer! We have zero compatibility! I would shoot you down every time!" — Farina and Kent in a support conversation, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
- Excelblem, Abusing Birthday Rewards in Fire Emblem Fates for Fun and Minimal Profit, YouTube, Published: December 6, 2021, Retrieved: December 8, 2021