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 two 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.
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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 the tactician 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.
Exactly four characters celebrate their birthday each month. Old Hubba bumps the number of birthdays in Feburary to five; however his birthday is only mentioned in his unused roster description and has no effect on gameplay.
|January 21st||Severa||Japanese release date of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (1994)|
|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 and 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)|
|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 Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (1999)|
|September 29th||Kjelle||Second day of the initial broadcast of the first episode of BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles (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 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 random 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.
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
|Felicia and Flora are twins|
|April 1st||Rhajat||One day before Tharja's birthday.|
|June 10th||Anna||One day before her Awakening incarnation's birthday|
|July 6th||Caeldori||One day before Cordelia's birthday|
|October 2nd|| Kaze
|Kaze and Saizo are twins|
Most important characters in Tokyo Mirage Sessons have birthdays in their profiles, although there are no gameplay bonuses associated with them.
|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|
- "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