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Byleth/Supports (male)

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Edelgard

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Byleth
Support information: Small portrait edelgard fe16.png
Edelgard
C:
Available between Chapter 5 and 11
C+:
Available between Chapter 6 and 11
B:
Available from Chapter 12 onwards Crimson Flower
A:
Available in Part II Crimson Flower
S: Select before final chapter
Crimson Flower
Additional notes: Can only be supported on the Black Eagles and Crimson Flower routes

C Support

Edelgard: Uhh... Agh... Fath... Save...
Byleth: ...
Sothis: A ghost, perhaps? No, that is surely not the case. What is that look upon your face? I am no ghost, if that is what was on your mind!

Edelgard: No... Agh... Huh?! Who's there?!
(Byleth enters Edelgard's room.)
Edelgard: Professor... What are you doing here?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I heard something. I was restless.
Edelgard: Oh? Perhaps I was talking in my sleep. (Edelgard blushes.)
Edelgard: What could that possibly mean? In any case, please don't scare me like that.


Bad dreams?

Edelgard: Ah... So you heard me, then. Yes, it was a nightmare. I've had them since I was a child. Stupid, pointless dreams I can't control... It's terribly frustrating.

Choice 1 Choice 2
What are they about? Anything I can help with?
Edelgard: Just...my childhood. A time before I had realized who I was destined to become. Edelgard: No. They're just worthless dreams of the past. Talking about it won't change a thing.


Choice 1 Choice 2
You can trust me with anything. It's none of my business.
Edelgard: I had a feeling you'd say that. I suppose I could try... Edelgard: Perhaps not. Still, here you are. Maybe I can trust you with this...

Edelgard: But only if you swear not to tell a soul. (Byleth nods.)
Edelgard: I appreciate it.

Edelgard: I dream of...my older brother, paralyzed, helpless... my older sister crying for help that never came... the youngest babbling words beyond meaning. I see my family dying slowly, waiting in the darkest depths for a glimmer of light.
Edelgard: I once had ten siblings, eight older and two younger. Such a large family, and yet I became the heir to the throne. Do you know why? Every last one of them was crippled by disease or lost their mind or died. I was the only one left who could inherit the throne.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's awful. How could such a thing happen...

Edelgard: Things kept getting worse. The darkness kept getting darker. In the end, I was the only one who survived. The nightmares are a reminder...to never forget. To never allow such terrible things to happen again.

Never again...

Edelgard: Even now, I'm the only one who can carry the weight of the Adrestian Empire. The future of the Empire...of everything...depends on me.

Edelgard: Hm... I shared more than I intended to. I suppose there's something in the air tonight. I've never told anyone about my past before. Please...forget I said anything. Sleep well, my teacher.

C+ Support

Edelgard: Ah, it's you. Out late again, I see. What brings you here?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I could ask you the same. Trouble sleeping?
Edelgard: I just wanted some fresh air. There's a lovely breeze tonight. I always wander outside when sleep evades me. Edelgard: Is it that obvious? I despise being cooped up when sleep evades me. I just have to get some fresh air.


Choice 1 Choice 2
I couldn't sleep either. I'm exhausted.
Edelgard: So I see. Still, it's ill-advised to stay up so late. Edelgard: Heh, I see. Well, don't let me keep you. Hurry back to your room, my teacher.

Edelgard: I should get some sleep too, but...Have you ever felt a sort of longing for the outdoors? I have. There are times I long for the warmth of the sun, for a sweet breeze on my face...
Edelgard: Do you remember what I told you the other night? About...my past? None of my siblings had a chance to lead the sort of life they deserved. An ordinary life.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Should I say I forgot? You asked me to forget... I remember.
(Support points with Edelgard go down.)
Edelgard: Hm. Well, perhaps if I tell you more, it will come back to you.

Edelgard: My siblings and I were... We were imprisoned underground, beneath the palace. The objective was to endow our bodies with the power of a Major Crest. I have always possessed the Crest of Seiros, inherited through the Hresvelg bloodline. But it was only a Minor Crest, and most of my siblings bore no Crest at all. In order to create a peerless emperor to rule Fódlan, they violated our bodies by cutting open our very flesh. Now here I stand, the fruit of that endeavor: Edelgard von Hresvelg!
Edelgard: But that came at too high a price... The others were sacrificed. Ours weren't the only lives devastated by that terrible process. Innocents died as well, without even knowing what they were dying for.
Edelgard: And there you have it, the truth of the Hresvelg's Empire.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Should I say I forgot? You asked me to forget... I remember.
Edelgard: The prime minister and his gaggle of nobles. They had the Empire under their thumbs. My father, the emperor, tried to stop him, but...it was futile. My father was nothing but a puppet on a string by then. He was powerless to save us. I know how it all sounds. But when you see my true strength, you will know I speak the truth. Edelgard: It is. But when you see my true strength, you will know that I speak the truth.

Edelgard: I have kept it hidden all this time, but...I will reveal to you the power of my second Crest.

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Edelgard: It is the same as yours...the Crest of Flames. When it manifested for me, I swore a silent oath.
Edelgard: For the sake of my family and for all the poor souls whose lives were traded for my existence... For their sake, I will build a world where such meaningless sacrifice is never again sanctioned. As emperor, I will change the world. I swear it.

B Support

Edelgard: Ugh... I'm so sick of it all. There is so much to be done, yet all I encounter are new problems and pitfalls. Ugh... Sometimes I wish I could spend just one day doing absolutely nothing and gorging myself on sweets!

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
This isn't like you. Such are the burdens of an emperor. Let's do just that.
Edelgard: Even I have moments of self-indulgence, you know. (Support points with Hubert go up.)
Edelgard: You sound just like Hubert. Am I not allowed a fleeting moment of self-indulgence?
(Support points with Edelgard go up.)
Edelgard: Do you mean it? Just the thought makes me happy.

Edelgard: But...Hubert would never allow it.

That's too bad.

Edelgard: Indeed. It may not be possible now, but one day we will know the joys of idling. Mark my words.
Byleth: ...
Edelgard: Is that a smirk I spy? Is it so amusing to you, me daydreaming of free time?

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's pretty funny. You misunderstand me.
(Support points with Edelgard down up.)
Edelgard: I see. I'm finally getting an idea of what you think of me.
(Support points with Edelgard go up.)
Edelgard: Huh! Your silly grin says otherwise.

Edelgard: But let's put all that aside for now. There is something I've been meaning to tell you. I'm afraid this might sound a bit...sentimental. However...
Edelgard: I want to thank you. Because of you, I feel I can walk my fated path without losing myself. If I were alone, I might have lost perspective and become a harsh leader with a heart of ice. But I'm not alone/But you came back to me. With you by my side, I'm somehow free to be not only a leader but... simply Edelgard.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm glad. You have many allies.
Edelgard: True. I am fortunate to be surrounded by many wonderful companions. Nevertheless, you are...different from the rest.

Edelgard: Until now, no one has been able to surpass me— much less command me. I have always been seen as an untouchable princess or emperor. No one spoke to me as an equal or met my gaze without flinching. It was lonely. Terribly lonely. The only person I could rely on as I tried to claw my way out of the darkness was myself.
Edelgard: But you...you have been a brilliant light. Somehow, you have chased the darkness away. And for that... I will always be grateful.

A Support

Edelgard: Yes? Oh! It's you, Professor. I was certain it was Hubert coming to drag me back to my duties. "Your Majesty, you must know your supreme talents are needed at present. Why not gaze at these documents instead of the sky?"

Choice 1 Choice 2
That sounds like Hubert. That didn't sound like Hubert at all.
Edelgard: Doesn't it? And the worst part is that he's always right, so I can't even argue with him. Edelgard: No? Well then. And here I thought my Hubert impression was second to none.

Edelgard: But that's enough about Hubert for the moment. While I have your attention, I'd like to thank you for your help in that last battle.
Edelgard: As you well know, I'm perfectly capable of commanding the army by myself. However, when you're around, it's somehow different. I'm not sure I can properly explain it. I suppose your perspective on the battlefield is simply sharper than mine. When you're devising tactics and tricks for us, it's almost as though you can read the enemy's mind.
Edelgard: There's no getting around it. Your talent for strategy far exceeds my own. I'm quite jealous in all honesty.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You have many talents that I lack. Sometimes, I'm jealous of you too.

Edelgard: Is that a fact? Well, if you insist.I suppose a flower from another's field is always more beautiful. I'll admit, I think of you as rather detached, so to hear that you have emotions such as jealousy is... something of a relief.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm not detached. I could say the same of you.
Edelgard: Oh, but you are! Don't even try to argue. But I suppose I'm much the same. I've also distanced myself from the ordinary world. Edelgard: I can't deny it. Ever since I underwent those... procedures, I've certainly distanced myself from the ordinary world.


It seems we were fated to be friends.

Edelgard: Friends... That word somehow doesn't seem adequate. Besides, we've been friends for a long time, you and I. By now, we're so much more than that, at least in my mind.
Edelgard: You know...instead of Edelgard, you can call me just El. If you so please. That's what my parents and closest sisters used to call me when I was little. Now there's no one left who calls me El... But with you, well...I think I could allow it. In fact, it would mean a great deal to me.

Why is that?

Edelgard: Why? Hmm...
Edelgard: Well, you have stood beside me and shared my burdens. As I said, you are much more than a friend. link In truth, you are like family to me. I suppose that's why.

S Support

Goddess Tower

Edelgard: The children of the goddess have been defeated at last. The shape of the world will be forever changed. Humanity is free now. The world is ours once again. Can you believe it?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm not sure. It isn't over yet.
Edelgard: I see. Well, one thing is certain. The fate of this world depends on the choices we make. It's possible that people would have been happier continuing to mindlessly obey the goddess. Our work is far from over. And we can't ignore the possibility that our enemies will resurface one day. Edelgard: True. There is still much to be done. We can't ignore the possibility that our enemies will resurface one day. In the end, the fate of this world depends on the choices we make.

Edelgard: I I don't know what the future holds, but...come what may, will you stay by my side? You chose to protect me at the Holy Tomb. Will you choose me again? What I'm trying to say is...I need you.

El... Please accept this gift.
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(Edelgard blushes.)
Edelgard: You called me El. That's... I... That means more than I can say. And this ring... It's lovely. Thank you, my dearest friend. I will happily accept it.
Edelgard: I must admit, I feared my feelings would be unrequited. So long as I had you by my side, it never mattered how many enemies I amassed. You were all I needed. All this time, I longed to share my feelings with you, and it seems you wished for the same. Now, our wishes have come true. This feeling... it's overwhelming.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I promise to always be there for you. Now, your burdens are mine to bear.
Edelgard: I promise the same. Together, we can achieve anything. Edelgard: Absolutely not—I won't allow it! From now on, we face the world and carry our burdens together.

Edelgard: We will crush those who slither in the dark and restore peace and order to Fódlan. I will then find a suitable successor and hand over the reins of the Empire. When all that is done, it will be just the two of us. I look forward to starting our life together in the light of a glorious new dawn.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That seems a lifetime away. Let's make it happen.
Edelgard: It will be a long and difficult path, I'm afraid, but we must remain focused on our goals. Edelgard: Yes, that is all we can do for now. We must remain focused on our goals.


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Edelgard: To think that I may truly call you my partner and equal now... The solitary reign of Edelgard has come to an end. From now on, we walk this path together. With time and care, the darkness shrouding this world will be lifted.
Edelgard: You and I will become the light that shines over Fódlan...just as you have shined upon my life.

Dimitri

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Byleth (M)
Support information: Small portrait dimitri fe16.png
Dimitri
C:
Available between Chapter 4 and 11
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available in Part II
Additional notes: Can only be supported on the Blue Lions and Azure Moon routes
Cannot unlock supports between Chapters 13 and 17

C Support

Dimitri: Perfect timing, Professor. If you don't mind, I have a favor I'd like to ask of you.

What's the favor?

Dimitri: It's in regard to sword training. Not for myself, but... Well... To be honest, I've been teaching swordsmanship to the orphans at the monastery for a while now.

Choice 1 Choice 2
How unexpected. How did that come to be?
Dimitri: I must agree. Frankly, I'm not great with children.

Dimitri: Some of them saw me sparring with the knights one day. They started pestering me to teach them. They were so earnest... I couldn't help but oblige. There's much I wish to show them, but due to my own studies and training, I'm afraid my time is rather limited. Which brings me to my favor. Your swordsmanship is unmatched. I hate to ask this of you, but... Would you consider lending me a hand?

Choice 1 Choice 2
You can count on me. You leave me no choice.

Dimitri: Thank you, truly. I am in your debt. And I always repay my debts, I'll have you know. All of these children lost their families and homes to war or illness. This may sound a bit arrogant, but...I feel it's my responsibility to help them. I lost my parents without warning too. In that way, we're the same. In Duscur, I lost my father, stepmother, and closest friends. I didn't have many allies at the castle after that. In truth, I had only Dedue for companionship.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Have you no other family? Is there no one else you can trust?
Dimitri: I'm afraid not. My birth mother fell ill and died shortly after I was born. And my uncle... suffice to say we don't get along.

Dimitri: I once had people I could confide in. Family, friends, instructors, even the royal soldiers. But they were all taken away from me four years ago. Ah, but there were those outside the castle walls I was close to. Such as Rodrigue!

Rodrigue?

Dimitri: Heh, pardon my rudeness. I meant Lord Rodrigue. He is my father's old companion, and the father of Felix. On the occasions he would visit the capital, he'd take me out hunting or on long horse rides. While Dedue is like a brother to me, Rodrigue is more like a second father. It might sound ridiculous, but...he's the kind of man I hope to become one day. Someone who helps others... Someone who can reach out and save a lost soul. Oh... Please accept my apologies for boring you with my life story. In any case, don't forget your promise, Professor. I'm counting on you.

B Support

Dimitri: Thank you for your help the other day, Professor. Please, allow me to express my gratitude by taking you to dinner.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It was nothing. I would be delighted.
Dimitri: Nonsense. Your guidance was magnificent. Just what I'd expect from a professor at this esteemed academy. Dimitri: Fantastic. Please think about what you'd like to eat. After all, such magnificent guidance must work up

quite an appetite.

Dimitri: I've studied swordsmanship for some time, but your mercenary skills are something else entirely. Speaking of which, there's...another question I must ask you. Were you reconciled with the reality of battle from your first foray? With...the killing part, I mean.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I hadn't the luxury of questioning it. No. It's never easy.

Dimitri: I see.

And you?

Dimitri: No... I do not carry that burden well. I doubt that will change, no matter how many years come and go. The first time I led on the battlefield, I was sent to quell a rebellion in the west. It was not a difficult fight. The enemy was not well-trained and their morale was low. A swing of the lance, and your opponent falls. A flash of your blade, and a path opens up. That's the sort of battle it was. Easy...right?

Choice 1 Choice 2
You did what you had to do. What caused the rebellion?
Dimitri: That's one way to look at it. Dimitri: The noble family from that area sought to seize the throne after my father's untimely death.

Dimitri: The leader of the rebel army was defeated and the rebellion quelled. This was at the height of the post-war period. I recall coming across a dead soldier's body. He was clutching a locket. Inside was a lock of golden hair. I don't know to whom it belonged. His wife, his daughter...mother, lover... I'll never know. He was a soldier. An enemy. Someone we had cut down without hesitation. But in that moment, I realized he was also a real person, just like the rest of us. Of course, we cannot stand idly by and allow anyone to commit senseless acts of violence. Yet in dispensing what we call justice, we take the lives of cherished family members. Beloved friends. Killing is part of the job, but even so... There are times when I'm chilled to the bone by the depravity of my own actions.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's normal to feel that way. I've felt the same way.
Dimitri: Is it? Perhaps you're right. I pray that you are. Dimitri: That you feel the same way is more comforting than you could know.

Dimitri: Professor? May I speak freely? When we first met, I thought of you as someone who felt no strong feelings about killing your enemies. I could never trust someone who kills without batting an eye. My heart won't allow it. But after speaking with you and getting to know you better, I can see you're not like that. Now I know, with all my heart, that I can trust you. Thank you for that.

A Support

Dimitri: ...

Choice 1 Choice 2
What are you doing? Still training?
Dimitri: Sleep evades me, so I thought I'd get in some extra training. I was just about to finish. Dimitri: Indeed. But I was thinking about ending it here.

Dimitri: Perhaps it is the gloomy weather, but I am feeling the sting of wounds that should have healed long ago...

What wounds?

Dimitri: The injury I got when that girl stabbed me after the battle at Gronder. Her eyes were filled with revenge...just as mine once were.

Who was she?

Dimitri: I don't know... But I have a guess. ... Ah, I suppose I haven't told you about that yet.

What are you talking about?

Dimitri: I was attacked inside the monastery the other day. It caused quite the uproar. The ones who attacked me...were some of the youths we taught swordsmanship to, once upon a time.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Are you OK? Why did they do it?
Of course. I could capture the lot of them with my eyes closed.

Dimitri: It seems they were raised by a group of thieves who we put down five years ago. I heard Lady Rhea took custody of them, claiming that the children were innocent. I have taken so many lives...and with each one, I face hatred. During the last five years especially. My life was not so different from that of a wild beast... And that young girl's brother... At some point, I must have... That is why I thought it only natural that someone would retaliate someday. Because I hated, because I stole, and... because I killed. But with those children, it's different... We drew our blades with the best of intentions, only to hurt them in the end. I suppose this is yet another thing we will just have to live with.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's part of the job. I feel the same way.

Dimitri: Yes... As one who chose to fight, it is my responsibility to confront this anguish and the true nature of war... Until the day my life comes to an end.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It is mine as well. We can confront it together.
Dimitri: Perhaps... Dimitri: Thank you...

Dimitri: You know, Professor... There is something that I only recently realized. I never knew it could be so...comforting to have someone standing by my side...

Claude

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Byleth (M)
Support information: Small portrait claude fe16.png
Claude
C:
Available until Chapter 9
B:
Available until Chapter 12 Golden Deer
B+:
Available between Chapter 10 and 17 Verdant Wind
A:
Available in Part II
Additional notes: Can only be supported on the Golden Deer and Verdant Wind routes

C Support

Claude: Hey, Teach. I see you're as stony-faced as usual. Hmm. I can't tell if you're feeling resigned or if you're just lost in thought. Or maybe you simply don't care about anything that's going on. Oh... Sorry. I didn't mean to be rude. I just find you fascinating. Actually, there's something I'd like to talk to you about. Can you spare some time?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Sure. I'm busy.
Claude: That's just the sort of attitude I'd expect from a new teacher! Claude: Is that right? Maybe this is news to you, but teachers are supposed to display an active interest in the well-being of their students. Students...like me.

Speaking of, before you came here, you were a mercenary, right? Always getting your hands dirty on the battlefield and whatnot? It's a bit unusual that you suddenly decided to become a teacher one day. In any case, I've been meaning to ask. Did your father teach you how to fight?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Yes, he did. No, he didn't.
Claude: I figured. Your father used to lead the knights, didn't he? And I heard he was a legendary mercenary as well. Claude: Is that so? Well, I'm sure you grew up watching his fighting style, even if he didn't teach you directly.

Claude: It must have been hard on your mother when you followed in your father's footsteps and became a mercenary too.

I never knew my mother.

Claude: I see. I suppose you grew up moving from battlefield to battlefield with your father then. You know, for someone who's right around the same age as me, you certainly have an unusual amount of composure. I guess it's only natural that you'd be different from young nobles who grew up in the lap of luxury.

You don't seem like a noble either.

Claude: Ha! Well, even so, I am heir to House Riegan, the leading family of the Alliance. But I didn't exactly grow up in luxury like most people of noble blood. Hey, maybe that's why you and I get along so well. Folks like us should stick together. As house leader, I'll do all I can to help you out. We can start by making more time for little chats like this.
Byleth: ...

B Support

Claude: Hey, Teach! Hold on a minute, OK? I'm gonna have this cleared up in no time.

Choice 1 Choice 2
What are you doing? Need some help?
Claude: I came across a fascinating book about poisons, and so I wanted to try mixing one up myself. Claude: Nah, that’s OK. I’ll be finished soon. I’m just in the middle of mixing up a new poison.

Claude: Aaand...done! What do you think of that, Teach? A colorless, odorless poison! Say...care to test it out for me?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Sure. What does it do?
Claude: Whoa, really?! Heh, actually, I was just kidding. If you drink this, in two days’ time you’ll have terrible, um…let’s call it stomach trouble. Claude: In two days’ time you’ll have a terrible case of…let’s call it stomach trouble. It’s a peaceful poison, so you’ll live, but you’ll certainly be inconvenienced.

Claude: I hear your silent question, Teach. Why the delay? That's so it can be used even if you don't have access to the target when you need the poison to take effect.
Byleth: ...
Claude: Um, naturally, I have no immediate plans for this stuff! I suppose I just felt like broadening the ol' horizons for a bit. When devising schemes, it's best to have as many options at your disposal as possible. Expanding those options is kind of a hobby for me.

Why such a dangerous hobby?

Claude: Well, I grew up in an environment where it was necessary to think that way. It's like I told you before, I wasn't born into a life of luxury. Ever since I was a child, I've always been seen as... different from those around me. An outsider of sorts. I've been resented and hated. There have even been attempts on my life. I don't believe I've earned such treatment, but that's how it goes for people like me.

I don't think of you as an outsider.

Claude: Thanks, Teach. You know, in many ways, I'm just a normal person like everyone else. But in the right environment, anyone could be seen as an outsider. It can become...overwhelming. That's why I kept running. Kept fighting. As a kid I spent a lot of time licking my wounds and coming up with schemes, trying to keep my nose out of trouble while plotting against my enemies. My parents always told me I wouldn't grow stronger if I didn't learn to fight my own battles. And so, in the end, I did. And I grew up to be as independent and self-reliant as my parents always wished for me to be. Lucky me, right?

Choice 1 Choice 2
You've been through a lot. You grew up well.

Claude: If anyone knows what I’m talking about, it must be you. Eh, Teach? I get the feeling you know what it’s like to be an outsider. The moment I first laid eyes on you, I knew you weren’t like everyone else. People don’t care for folks like that… You’d do well to watch your back. On the bright side, that’s also part of the reason that I find you so interesting.

B+ Support

Claude: Hey, Teach. Do you believe in gods? I don't necessarily mean the goddess of the Seiros religion. Just... gods in general. Do you believe that incredible beings who control the fates of all really exist?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I do. I do not.
Claude: Huh. That's not the answer I was expecting. Though, honestly, I've recently become a bit of a believer myself. Claude: Yeah, I didn't think so. I never used to believe in that sort of thing either.

Claude: I've always hated the idea of praying to a god. After all, you can only really rely on yourself. I still believe that. You can't win a war by leaving your fate in the hands of a god. Only tangible facts can really decide a war. Which side has the most troops, the best tactics, the better organization and planning. Of course, miracles can happen. And by that, I mean things that are completely outside of your control. Things that only seem to add up if you believe in the concept of fate... Things like... well, like meeting you, for example.

What do you mean?

Claude: You just seem sort of... impossible. I think everyone would agree with that. You can wield the Sword of the Creator, you're a tactical genius, and you have this strange ability to earn the trust of anyone you cross paths with. Before I met you, I never imagined that it was possible for someone like you to exist. And yet, now that I know you, your presence in my life has quickly become invaluable. In fact, it's hard to imagine making my dreams come true without your help. Because of that, I can't believe for a second that our meeting was just a coincidence. That means it must have been fate. Maybe it was a miracle. Or maybe some god empathized with me and my dreams.

Some god?

Claude: Again, I don't mean the goddess of Fódlan. Though... I suppose it may be hard for you to grasp what I'm talking about. People all over the world have different ideas about who or what the gods are, right? Even in distant lands across the ocean or over the mountains... They have gods who see the world as a whole, who don't care about Fódlan's borders... Who don't meddle in our affairs. Who don't grant life or take it away. And maybe, sometimes, they'll make a miracle happen. A god like that... That's the sort of god I think I could believe in.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I don't understand. I think I understand.
Claude: Well, it doesn't really matter. Maybe gods like that only exist in my own head. Claude: Careful, Teach! You'll anger the followers of Seiros if you say things like that.

Claude: I'm just speaking my mind, that's all. I think people should be free to believe in whatever gods they want. If a person believes in a god and that god becomes a support system to them, that's a good thing. That's what a god should be. Anyway... Maybe I've overstepped it.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It doesn't matter. You have.
Claude: I knew you'd understand. Claude: Sheesh, no need to take offense! I just thought you might understand how I feel.

Claude: In any case, let's keep this conversation between the two of us, yeah?

A Support

Claude: Oh, hey there. What are you doing up at this hour?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I couldn't sleep. I could ask you the same question.
Claude: Is that right? I guess the more you have to think about, the harder it is to fall asleep. Claude: My brain's just... busy. Thoughts keep moving around and around in there, and meanwhile my eyes are wide open.

Claude: At times like this, I just gaze up at the stars to clear my head. I've been that way since I was a kid. Looking up at the big, starry sky makes my dreams feel small... which makes it feel like I can actually make them come true. I didn't believe in gods when I was a kid. Maybe that's because the night sky took their place for me.
Claude: Hey, Teach... Will you talk with me a while? I bet you've figured this out, but I wasn't born in Fódlan. Where I come from, the people of Fódlan are looked down on as cowards. Technically, that cowardice runs in my veins. On my mother's side, anyway. That's why the people who were around me when I was growing up thought of me as an outsider. But I don't believe the people of Fódlan are cowards. That kind of perspective is just based on ignorance. The person from Fódlan who I know best is my mother. She fell in love with a man from the wrong side of the border and had the guts to leave home to pursue that love. I always threw that in the faces of anyone who tried to make a fool of me. My mother is proof the people of Fódlan aren't all cowards.
Claude: Just saying that doesn't achieve anything, though. I need to destroy the prejudices that have taken root in my homeland. That's why I came here, to see Fódlan with my own eyes. I thought I might be able to find a new perspective that could help me change things. And what did I find? That the people here view anyone who's an outsider as a beast of sorts. I was shocked. Even though our cultures and beliefs are completely different, our two lands have that much in common. That's when I realized the only way to change things is to bring the whole world together and start anew. That's the dream I've been working towards since I first entered the Officers Academy five years ago. To unify the Alliance, and then all of Fódlan, and to bring a new set of values to this new land of mine... After that, I'd expand that vision to the rest of the world. Break down the walls and let a new perspective come rushing in! Start all over! Do you think that's just a crazy pipe dream? Or a brilliant ambition?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Can you make that pipedream come true? Can you rise to the challenge of that brilliant ambition?

Claude: Not too long ago, I would have said that it was too much for me to accomplish on my own. But that's not how I feel anymore. And that's because I have you on my side now. Lately, I've spent a lot of time thinking about how I wouldn't have made it this far without you. You and me, Teach. We can go anywhere. Do anything. I hope you'll always walk in step with me... At least until the day comes when we can look out at the peaceful world we've built. Together.

Hubert

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Available from Chapter 5 onwards
A:
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A Support

Ferdinand

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A:
Available in Part II

C Support

Ferdinand: Hello, Professor. May I speak with you?

On the Black Eagles route

Ferdinand: You seem to hold Edelgard in high esteem. That is my impression, at least.

On other routes

Ferdinand: I was just wondering, what do you think of Edelgard? You seem to hold her in high esteem.

Choice 1 Choice 2
She's a good student. She's got a lot to learn.
Ferdinand: Hm. She is certainly talented. No doubt about that. But I wonder... What is your opinion of me? I am quite talented too, am I not? Ferdinand: Well now! That is not what I expected you to say. You clearly have high standards. And what is your opinion of me? I am at least her equal, am I not?

Ferdinand: Be honest. Do not hold back. Pretend that I am just a regular person, not the scion of a noble house.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I think you two are evenly matched. I don't want to hurt your feelings, but...
Ferdinand: Evenly matched?! Me? With her?! Ferdinand: You think she is better than me?!

Ferdinand: I was just being modest before. Honestly, I have always prided myself on being superior to Edelgard. But evidently that is not your perspective. Hmm... I suppose there is only one thing to do. I must demonstrate my excellence!

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's not necessary. I can't stop you.
Ferdinand: Precisely! You cannot stop me! I will prove that you have drastically underestimated me.

Ferdinand: You think I could ignore such a slight upon my honor? Not likely. Come, Professor!
Byleth: ...

Ferdinand: We will begin with battle. Edelgard's skills in combat are no match for mine. I heard that, just the other day, she defeated a Demonic Beast without assistance. Well, anything Edelgard can do, I can do better—and in half the time! Professor, you can be my eyewitness and timekeeper. Here we go!
(Two Demonic Beasts appear)
Ferdinand: Two at once? That's... Well, it will be fine.
(Ferdinand engages)
Ferdinand: Argh! I can't do it!
(Byleth intervenes)
Ferdinand: It seems you have saved my life. I... Thank you, Professor.

B Support

Ferdinand: Hah! Haagh! Take that! Yaa! Aaargh!

Choice 1 Choice 2
You're fighting more intensely than usual. What's up?
Ferdinand: Yes. I am in a hurry. Ferdinand: Oh, you know. There is always something. It never ends. Lately I have been feeling uneasy. Impatient.

Ferdinand: Edelgard claims victory after victory. She never stops. Five years ago, she ascended the throne and swept away the corrupt nobles. My father included. I always thought I would be the one to unseat him. But she did it instead—with all the ease and indifference of someone cracking an egg. She put my father under house arrest. She stripped House Aegir of its power.

On any route but Crimson Flower

Ferdinand: Rather than accepting a role as her puppet, I left. Now I fight to topple the Empire.

On Crimson Flower Now, as the head of House Aegir, I serve Edelgard. I have to accept that I am her subordinate, working beneath her to reunify Fódlan.

Ferdinand: The disparity between Edelgard and myself is...obvious. She never stops moving forward. Single-minded. Never wavering. But where does that leave me? Here, flailing about, going nowhere, contributing nothing...

That's not true.

Ferdinand: But it is! That is the reality. Not once, since our days at the academy, have I exceeded Edelgard's abilities. I saw her as a worthy opponent. She did not even see me as a contender. She did not even consider me at all. As the head of the noble House Aegir, I must be able to achieve results. But all my efforts have come to nothing. Results are everything. I have not shown results, so I will be stagnating here forever.

Choice 1 Choice 2
But you have achieved results! It's the journey, not the destination.
Ferdinand: I appreciate your kind words, but you are wrong. Ferdinand: I appreciate that, but it is not enough to persuade me.

Ferdinand: I know that I have a massive wall to climb, and I must climb it alone. Even so...may I ask a favor?

Yes?

Ferdinand: Professor, please keep an eye on my progress. I would appreciate if you were always by my side, bearing witness to my accomplishments.

A Support

Ferdinand: Hmm. What an interesting way of looking at life. Ah, it is you! Just at the right time.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You're working late. The right time?
Ferdinand: Oh, is it nighttime already? I must have gotten carried away.

Ferdinand: There is something I wanted to discuss. Something about you... I am starting to believe that you are a true hero. You hold the lost Crest, you wield the Sword of the Creator, and you lead everyone in battle against great enemies. Not only that, but you are a strategist. You stand alongside rulers, supporting them, advising them. You do not seem particularly ambitious. And yet, you accomplish so much.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's high praise. That's true. I'm not ambitious.
Ferdinand: I am not exaggerating. Everything I said is true. Ferdinand: I am amazed that you can say so.

Ferdinand: I have been reading about the history of Faerghus, you know. The Kingdom's founder, Loog, the "King of Lions," had two advisors. One of them was Pan, the "undesiring strategist." According to historical records, Pan wanted nothing for himself. He devoted himself entirely to Loog. He had tremendous power, but he never seemed concerned about his legacy. So, in the old chronicles, there is hardly any mention of Pan's deeds. All that we know is that he helped Loog, his friend and leader.

Choice 1 Choice 2
To think, someone could be so virtuous. I've never heard of Pan.

Ferdinand: It is not surprising that you have never heard of him. I did not even know his name until recently. But when I watch how you conduct yourself, I feel that I am seeing the unknown deeds of Pan. It is only a thought, of course, but it makes me feel rather happy. Even if it is not in the pages of a history book, a life can be full of achievement!

On Crimson Flower

Ferdinand: I know that I will never be greater than Edelgard. She will always surpass me.

On any route but Crimson Flower

Ferdinand: I know that I will never prevail over Edelgard. Even if I defeat her on the battlefield...

Ferdinand: I am what I am. Like you and this "undesiring strategist." I will do what I'm called to do, even if no mark of me remains in the history books.

Linhardt

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S: Select before final chapter

C Support

Linhardt: Well, hello, Professor. You came all the way to my room to— Oh. You've brought the materials from your lecture I slept through. I appreciate it. Thank you.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I won't do this again. Don't miss the lectures.
Linhardt: It's rare for a nice professor like you to be so strict. Please, Professor. You must understand how difficult it is for me to fight the demon of drowsiness. Linhardt: It's not that I want to miss lectures...exactly. Drowsiness is my archnemesis. For some reason I just can't seem to win against it.

Linhardt: Just talking about it makes me sleepy...

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
Let's wake you up with a bit of training, then. A trip to town might help your mood. You're not motivated enough.
Linhardt: Oh no, I couldn't possibly. I would certainly injure myself if I tried to train while drowsy. Linhardt: It's not that I don't have enough motivation. The problem is that I don't have any at all. Not for useless things.

Linhardt: I must compliment you though. By this point in most conversations, I'm bored senseless. But I'm enjoying this. I wonder why... What is it about you that fascinates me so? You're definitely a strange one.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm not strange. Maybe so.

Linhardt: In truth, your very nature is odd. You're definitely not a commoner, but you don't seem like a noble, either. You're...something else.

After Chapter 4

Linhardt: And yet you can wield one of the Heroes' Relics. You're like a hero in some silly legend.

Linhardt: Or you could be a villain who came here to enact some evil plot. That wouldn't surprise me either.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm not a villain. Is that what you think?

Linhardt: Hey, Professor... Will you ever allow me to investigate that Crest of yours? It won't hurt a bit, I swear. I'm sure I could find out all sorts of things about your Crest...and you. Of course, I'm not as experienced with such research as Professor Hanneman, but I do what I can. Someday, I think I might like to become a Crest scholar. You never know.

Hm...

Linhardt: Oh, don't trouble yourself. I didn't mean now. I've got a lot of other research I'm working on at the moment. I tend to start a project, get bored, and then leave it be. I might be ready to investigate your Crest soon. I'd have to tidy up a bit first. On that note... Goodnight, Professor.

B Support

Linhardt: ...

Choice 1 Choice 2
What are you doing? Are you thinking about the battle?

Linhardt: It's just... I was wondering why it seems as if no one values their own lives. Why do we fight until we die? Why do we kill without hesitation? I hate it. I don't like taking lives or even the sight of blood. In the last battle, some of the soldiers under my command died for foolish reasons. Those soldiers could have pulled back... Instead, they kept fighting...and were overrun. Am I supposed to be satisfied with the victory alone? Even at the cost of such life?

Choice 1 Choice 2
No, I couldn't be satisfied with that. Yes, I could be satisfied with that.
Linhardt: Exactly. I don't see the point. Honor? That's a foolish reason to give your life. Glory? Even worse. Linhardt: Really? I— Trading someone's life for a bit of honor and glory... You'll pardon me if I say I find that repulsive.

Linhardt: Just the thought frightens me. I'm not suited for battle, Professor.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's not something you can control. There are some fights you can't run from.
Linhardt: I'm happy you feel that way, but... It seems like so much in our world is decided by who wins or loses a fight. Very little is accomplished via diplomacy or even simple decency. Linhardt: I suppose that's the nature of the world, isn't it?
In Part I

Linhardt: Professor, you take the time to lead me and teach me like this every day...

In Part II

Linhardt: Professor, you take the time to lead me and guide me like this every day...

Linhardt: Could the reason be that you don't want me to die on the battlefield?

Choice 1 Choice 2
As long as I'm here, I won't let you die. We'll make it through together.

Linhardt: That's a bold statement, Professor. But for whatever reason, I want to believe you... You really are a strange person, you know. Professor, I wish to ask something of you. I...I don't want to kill. I don't want blood on my hands. I just want to lie on my back and soak up the sun filtering down through the trees... And I want you to help me make that a reality. And I want you to help me make a world where that's possible.

A Support

Linhardt: Hmm... Ah, yes... Professor. What brings you out so late?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I heard a strange voice. I could ask you the same.
Linhardt: Oh, um... That was likely my voice.

Linhardt: I've been worrying about something... I once asked you to help me make this the sort of world where I can simply nap my days away. Then I thought, if the world becomes a peaceful place, all my Crest research might be for naught...

Why's that?

Linhardt: Well, I don't see how Crests have much use in times of peace. Certainly there are Crests that make you stronger and could be used in engineering. And I suppose Crests that increase magical abilities might help doctors heal injuries... Still, the possibilities seem limited. It's as if Crests were designed to be used only in times of war. Their power meant to bring about death and destruction.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Maybe you're right. I don't really understand.

Linhardt: I cannot prove what I say is true, but suppose for a moment that it is... The longer this war goes on, the more useful my Crest research becomes. But if the war were to end today, we would go on living, perhaps not using the power of our Crests at all. It is truly my dream to be a Crest scholar, but I also dream of all the wonderful naps peace would bring. Saying it all out loud, it feels a rather stupid thing to worry over. Knowledge or peace? Sleep or war?

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's not stupid. You sh ouldn't worry about it if it's stupid.
Linhardt: Thank you, Professor. I appreciate the sentiment. Linhardt: You know, you're right. In the end, maybe it's not that stupid after all. It certainly isn't to me...

Linhardt: Although, if I stop researching Crests, I'll have one less excuse to spend time with you. Professor. Don't make faces like that. People like you who listen to my blathering and then nod and smile as though what I say matters? People like you are very precious to me.

S Support

Goddess Tower

Linhardt: Professor, I've been waiting for you.

Choice 1 Choice 2
How did you know I was coming here? You're livelier than normal.
Linhardt: How much time do you suppose we have spent together? Enough that I believe I can predict how you'll feel about something.

Linhardt: The truth is...I want to ask you a once-in-a-lifetime question.

Once-in-a-lifetime?

Linhardt: Um... Yes. I know that the end of the war hasn't granted you limitless free time... But you must have more time on your hands than you did during the war, yes? Would you spend that time with me? I want to know more about you. I want to solve the mysteries that surround you. I don't think I'll ever meet anyone more intoxicating than yourself. I want you to be mine, and I want to be yours.
(Linhardt presents a ring)
Linhardt: Here is proof of my desire. Will you accept it?

Of course. I love you, Linhardt.

Linhardt: Oh, thank goodness! I don't know what I would have done with myself had you turned me down. Though, I feel like I've come to understand rather a lot about you. So I didn't honestly think you'd reject me.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Wow, you're very confident. Hmm...
Linhardt: You doubt me? But I was proven correct the very moment you took the ring. You'll see. I will come to understand you even more.

Linhardt: Our future together has only just begun. Before I become bored of this business, I wish to learn all there is about your Crest and your strength. And perhaps we'll even come up with ways I could help you guide Fódlan. I as a Crest scholar and you as a leader of Fódlan... We will take our first steps together into this new world, the two of us working as one. Once things settle down, we can retire to the countryside. A place where the air is fresh, the lakes are full of fish, the sun is warm, and where we may nap deeply.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I should've known this was about naps. I'm not into napping...

Linhardt: Without naps, life is nothing but work! I value you too much to let you spend your whole life laboring for others. You're the hero of Fódlan after all. Besides, naps are the entire point of retirement!
(S-support illustration)
Linhardt: It may be some time until we can nap beneath a tree, peaceful sunlight filtering through the branches... But when that day comes? To have you there lying by my side... Paradise. And we will have made it so.

Caspar

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A:
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C Support

Byleth: ...
Caspar: Hey, Professor! What's going on?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Quiet. There's a suspicious man...
Caspar: Uh, OK. Why are we being so quiet though? Ah! Look at that guy! He looks pretty suspicious. Caspar: A suspicious man? Where? Oh! Is that him?

Caspar: What do you think he's up to? Never mind that, let's get him!

Choice 1 Choice 2
Let's keep watch for now. Suspicion isn't enough to go on.
Caspar: Keep watch? So boring. Caspar: Why not? We can figure out what he's up to after we capture him.

Caspar: My instincts tell me that he's up to no good, and my instincts are never wrong. C'mon, let's get him before he has a chance to strike!

Choice 1 Choice 2
You need to calm down... That path he's walking leads to...
Caspar: There's no time to calm down! I'm just gonna— Oh no! The path he's walking down leads to the plaza where the kids play... Caspar: Huh? Ahh! It leads to the plaza where the kids play!

Caspar: There's no way I'm letting this guy get anywhere near those kids!

Caspar: Urgh...
Knight of Seiros: Caspar. Why did you disobey your professor?
Caspar: Ah. Well, I—
Knight of Seiros: I am not seeking excuses from you. I asked because I want you to consider your actions and apologize for them. It just so happens that you were correct in your assumption that this man was a villain. If that were not so, he would not have chosen to take his own life upon seeing you advancing toward him.
Caspar: Great! So I was—
Knight of Seiros: But because of your actions, that is all we know. There is no way for us to know who he was, what he was planning to do, or if he has allies lurking about. The only lead we have is a scorpion tattooed on his arm. If this indicates that he was a member of an underground organization, we have no way of dealing with it! Are you prepared to be held responsible if his group commits a serious crime?

Choice 1 Choice 2
It was my fault for failing to stop him. As his professor, I will take responsibility.

Knight of Seiros: Oh, I couldn't possibly—
Caspar: What are you talking about, Professor? We didn't do anything wrong! Those kids might've been in danger if we didn't act. I couldn't just stand by and let that happen!
Byleth: ...

B Support

Caspar: Hey, Professor. Something's been bothering me... Remember that suspicious guy I chased after back when I was a student? A knight scolded me for it, but at the time, I really thought I was doing the right thing. Now that I've had more experience on the battlefield though...
Knight of Seiros: I've been looking for you. There isn't much time, so I'll keep this brief. The knights encountered a band of brigands while out marching. It was hard fought, but we prevailed. Our soldiers are highly trained, but the enemy was formidable and we weren't expecting combat... There were a number of casualties among our troops.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I pray for their souls. Why report this to me?
Knight of Seiros: Much appreciated, but there's a reason I need to bring this to your attention... Knight of Seiros: There is something I wanted to bring to your attention...

Knight of Seiros: Do you recall the incident five years ago involving a suspicious individual in Garreg Mach?

In any route but Crimson Flower

Knight of Seiros: These brigands all bore the same scorpion tattoo that we found on the arm of that man.

In Crimson Flower

Imperial General: The brigands all bore identical tattoos of a scorpion on their arms. Please keep an eye out for that mark in the future.

Caspar: Oh no...
Knight of Seiros: I thought that might be of interest to you.

Thank you.

Knight of Seiros: Don't mention it. If you'll excuse me, I need to get back to my duties.
Caspar: Heh. Heck of a coincidence, right? Soon as I mention that suspicious guy, this happens...

Choice 1 Choice 2
... It's good to hear they've finally been dealt with.

Caspar: But some of the knights died in combat. They died because of what I did five years ago. This is my fault... If I'd stayed quiet and tracked the guy down like you said, we would've stopped those brigands sooner. And I wouldn't have blood on my hands...

Choice 1 Choice 2
Not necessarily. But he might have harmed the children.
Caspar: It's no use trying to comfort me. You know I'm right. Just say it. Those poor knights... It's all my fault... Caspar: But he probably wouldn't have! Now those knights... They're not coming back... We both know it... This is all my fault...
Note: In Crimson Flower, the Knight of Seiros is replaced with an Imperial General.

A Support

Caspar: Do you have a minute, Professor? I gotta talk to you. I've been thinking a lot about those brigands with the scorpion tattoos, and I realized something... I mean, I'll feel better if I get this off my chest, right?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Let's hear it. You don't have to tell me.
Caspar: No, I really want you to hear this. I've never thought about something so hard in my life!

Caspar: OK. Listen. I think... I can't deny who I am. I know you were right five years ago when you told me not to chase after that suspicious guy... But I still can't get over the possibility that he might have hurt those kids. I would have regretted not stopping him for the rest of my life. There's no way I could forgive myself. It sounds awful to say, but the safety of those kids is more important to me than the knights we lost. I'm sorry, Professor, but I can't promise that I won't disobey your orders in the future.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's OK. It's my job to take that into account.

Caspar: I know. It's too big a risk to keep me around... I won't cause a fuss. I'll just pack my bags and— Wait. What?

I think you misunderstood.

Caspar: I-I guess so! You're really OK with me sticking around? Even if I might not always follow orders? People could get hurt if you let me keep doing things my way.

We'll make it work.

Caspar: Just like that? I almost can't believe it... I really struggled to come to this decision, you know! I want to stand by your side, but I won't stop standing up for what I believe in. I know I might cause trouble for everyone, but... I just... You know, I... Oh, I give up. I've got nothing else to say. I should've just kept my mouth shut.

It's OK. I'm counting on you.

Caspar: Yeah, I know. Thanks, Professor. Thanks for accepting me for who I am... I'm glad I get to keep fighting by your side.

Bernadetta

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Traveler: Thank you, Lady Bernadetta. I will take my leave.
Bernadetta: Oh, good. Bye! Uh, good-bye! Finally... Oh, that was awful. Just terrifying.

Choice 1 Choice 2
What's going on? What's terrifying?
Bernadetta: Ah! Please don't sneak up on me like that! It was nothing big. That lady just wanted me to show her around a bit. But strangers are just so nerve-racking. Bernadetta: Ah! Please don't sneak up on me like that! That lady asked me to show her around. I tried to be polite, but strangers are just so nerve-racking.

You've never seemed scared of me.
In the Black Eagles

Bernadetta: Oh yeah? How about when I first met you and I wouldn't come out of the corner or even uncover my face? Actually, now that you mention it, it's funny. Once I started talking to you, I stopped feeling scared.

In another house

Bernadetta: Now that you mention it, I think you're right. I don't know if I ever have felt scared around you.

Bernadetta: I wonder why... You know, Professor, you might be the first person I've been able to speak to normally since I got here, and I have no idea why.

I'm glad, regardless.

Bernadetta: I'm happy about it too! When we first started out here, we had to do drills... outside. I skipped those every chance I got. It's a terrible idea—going out in the forest with all these people you don't even know! Thanks to you, though, I can actually make it through class now. I'm grateful for that. I don't know what I'd do...if you weren't here...

It's all right.

Bernadetta: Sorry... I'm OK... I am OK. I'm doing just fine. I feel safe here, thanks to you.

By the way, was that you singing in the greenhouse?

Bernadetta: What? Y-you saw that? Why would you see that?! You were watching me?! That crosses the line, Professor! Singing? Me?! Why would I be singing? I'd never be singing! Ah! I've never been so humiliated! Useless! Worthless! Unmarriageable! Augh!
Byleth: ...

B Support

Bernadetta: Great weather today. Perfect for shutting yourself inside, don't you think?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I think I'll head outside, actually. Definitely.
Bernadetta: Oh, you go right ahead. I'll be right here. The better the weather, the less crowded it is in here. I can't pass up having all this space to myself. Bernadetta: I'm glad you get it. With great weather like this, there'll be no one inside to bother us. I love feeling like I'm all alone in the world...

What made you such a recluse?

Bernadetta: Oh, that. Well, I guess I can tell you, Professor. My father's obsessed with money. He's only ever seen me as bait for a rich husband. To train me to be a good wife, he'd do things like tie me to a chair. I tried hard to do as he asked. Honestly, I did. But before I knew it, I just couldn't bring myself to leave my room anymore.

Why not?

Bernadetta: I just had this overwhelming feeling of fear all the time. No matter how hard I tried, my father never thought I was good enough. After that, it was just constant scolding. He couldn't say two words to me without mentioning how useless I was. An unmarriageable girl. My life was isolated to say the least. I wasn't allowed to play with other kids, let alone make friends. Soon, I stopped wanting that. I was happiest alone. But even that made him mad. And when he tried to drag me outside, I kicked and screamed so much I seriously hurt myself. He's calmed down a bit in recent years. His constant torment was replaced with complete indifference. He mostly acts like I don't exist now.

How did you end up at the monastery?

Bernadetta: If you can believe it, I was basically kidnapped. My mother ordered an attendant to stuff me in a bag while I was sleeping. By the time I figured out what was going on, I was already here. For a while, I was sure I was going to die. But here I am. Look at me...still breathing. Ah, I'm sorry! I didn't mean to get you down, talking like that about my past! Just forget everything I told you. There's no point in talking about myself anyway. Idiot! Oh, this is why everyone hates you, Bernie!

Choice 1 Choice 2
Don't worry about it. Thank you for confiding in me.
Bernadetta: You're the only one who would ever say such a kind thing to me, Professor... Bernadetta: What? N-no, it's not... Oh, Professor! How can you be so kind to me?! I don't deserve it...

Bernadetta: I'm sorry! Please don't look at me!

A Support

Bernadetta: I can't believe how long it's been since I left home. Since I was dragged out of the house, I mean. Five whole years. It's weird to think about.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Weird in what way? Do you want to go back?
Bernadetta: At first, I remember I was desperate to go back, but now, it's the opposite. Bernadetta: No! But if you'd asked me that five years ago, I'd have said the opposite.

Bernadetta: I have friends here, and I have you. The monastery's become a second home to me. Back then, I never would've dreamed a day like this would come.

I'm happy for you.

Bernadetta: It's all thanks to you! You've given me a second chance at life! If not for you, I never would have gotten used to leaving my room, let alone the monastery. Maybe the battlefield's just dulled my senses. I'm much better with strangers and new places now though. I don't panic nearly as much as before.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Could you go somewhere new by yourself? I have some independent work for you, then.
Bernadetta: A new place? All on my own? Bernadetta: What? Independent? As in, alone?

Bernadetta: That sounds like a tough assignment. Where did this come from all of a sudden? Hey, hold on... You're teasing me, aren't you?! Please don't joke around like that anymore! It's torture for me!

Choice 1 Choice 2
All right, all right. I can't commit to that...
Bernadetta: You're still not taking me seriously! I mean it. Promise me you won't do that again! Bernadetta: Come on, Professor! I'm begging you! Please promise me you won't do that again.

Bernadetta: Friends respect each other's feelings, don't they?

OK. I promise.

Bernadetta: Good... I'll hold you to that. You're absolutely not allowed to send me out anywhere on my own! Got it? You would need to come with me. If you're with me, I can go anywhere in the world.

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
I'll follow at a distance. I'll be with you in spirit. We can ask another professor.

Bernadetta: No, that defeats the purpose! Why can't you get what I'm saying?! I thought we were finally getting close. Guess I'm not good enough for that though, am I? I'll let you have this one, but you'd better be ready for next time!

S Support

Bernadetta: How did you know I was here?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I thought you might be hiding. I've been looking all over for you.
Bernadetta: You know me too well. That's exactly what I was about to do. Bernadetta: Huh? All that trouble just for me?! The truth is... I've been shutting myself away again.

Bernadetta: Once I got to thinking about the war being over, a lot of my old fears started to return. I'm afraid to go home...afraid to see my parents... I don't know what to do! Please, help me!

Come with me.

Bernadetta: Wait! Where are we going?! Don't make me go!

(scene transition from room to Goddess Tower)

Bernadetta: The Goddess Tower? What are we doing here? This is it... We're all alone... The perfect time... You're going to kill me, aren't you?!

I would never do that.

Bernadetta: All right, I've made my peace, and for what it's worth, I'm glad it's— Wait, you wouldn't? Of course you wouldn't. I'm not even worth killing, am I? I knew it all along. I'll go lock myself away now...

I love you, Bernie. I want you to have this.

(ring image appears)

Bernadetta: Wh-what did you just say? Is that...a ring?!

(ring image disappears)

Bernadetta: Well, um... This is, um... What kind of ring is this? When a man gives a woman a ring, it usually only means... Is that what this means? I...I don't know what to say! I accept! Of course I accept! This means...I'll be able to shut myself away in peace again. You can go off doing your hero things, and I'll hold down the fort!

Choice 1 Choice 2
Don't I get a say in this?! That's not happening.
Bernadetta: What?! Don't tell me you'll want me to keep leaving

the house! Fine, but in that case, I have a favor to ask.

Bernadetta: No, come on, please! You just won't let me off the

hook, will you? In that case, I have a favor to ask.

Bernadetta: There's a reason I've been able to cope with going out of the monastery so much. It's because I've been with you. I'll never completely get over my anxiety...or my fear of strangers...or my compulsive need to run and hide. So whenever you tell me to go outside, I want you to come with me. Wherever we go, whatever we do...I want us to be together, always.

That sounds perfect.

(scene fades out to black and S-support illustration fades in)

Bernadetta: Because when I'm with you, I feel... Wait. Did you agree? You mean it?! Ah, you're the greatest! I...I love you so much! We're going to be so happy together!

Dorothea

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Dorothea
C:
Available in Part I
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available in Part II
S: Select before final chapter

C Support

Dorothea: Well, I had fun today. Of course, you'll want to see me again, yes?
Knight: O-of course! I'd love to, Dorothea!
Dorothea: Well, until we meet again! Oh! Hello, Professor. Were you...watching that?

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's a different guy than I saw you with yesterday. ...
Dorothea: Yes... Is there a problem with that? Dorothea: You look like you have something to say, Professor.

Dorothea: Look, I know what I'm doing. My acclaim as a diva won't last forever, after all. I must look to the future. As a man, you may not feel so rushed about these things, but I know my beauty will eventually fade.

Choice 1 Choice 2
We all feel anxiety about aging. Getting older doesn't bother me at all.
Dorothea: You? Really? I never would have guessed. Dorothea: I wish I could be that easygoing.

Dorothea: Anyway, I'm not just playing games with these boys. This is for my future. You have no right to object. I very much want to find a good partner here at the academy. Someone who will take care of me for the rest of my life.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Do what you will. Is that really what you want?
Dorothea: I'm glad you understand. Not everyone appreciates the necessity of taking the initiative while you're still in your prime. Or are you just saying that? Dorothea: Finding someone to take care of me? Of course it is! Who could ask for anything more?

Dorothea: Anyway, I value your opinion, Professor, but I won't have you interfering with my life plans. Unless you'd like to take care of me into my old age? That'd be something, eh? How about it, Professor?

Choice 1 Choice 2
OK. I don't think so.

Dorothea: I wasn't— You aren't being serious, are you? I was just teasing. Or did you really just consider spending your whole life with me? If you did that...that actually makes me... It makes me happy. I had no idea you might look at me that way. You've gotten awfully quiet... You might even be blushing a bit. Have I embarrassed you? If so, I'm very, very sorry. I should be going anyway. I'll see you later... Professor.

B Support

Dorothea: ...

Choice 1 Choice 2
What's wrong? Troubles with love?

Dorothea: Professor?! I— Oh...don't worry. It's nothing. ... Actually, could we talk for a bit? Somewhere a little more...private?

Dorothea: ... I'm just gonna come right out and say it. I find you a little difficult to be around. I know, I know. I'm your student and you're just trying to watch out for me. But the way you look at me sometimes...it's like you're seeing right through me.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm sorry. Seeing through you?
Dorothea: No, don't apologize. I know you don't mean anything bad by it. I'm just self-conscious, I guess. Dorothea: Don't worry. I know you don't mean anything bad by it. I'm just too self-conscious, I guess.

Dorothea: The thing is, I don't have anything to call my own. No land, no birthright, no fortune. Little knowledge or battle skill. I think that's why I always clung to my popularity as a diva. Even after leaving the stage behind, I sort of kept up the act. When I look at you, it's like your eyes are accusing me... Telling me that you see right through it. That's what I mean when I say it's difficult being around you. Hey, uh, this might be nuts, but maybe you could show me some kind of weakness of yours?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Excuse me? I have no weaknesses.
Dorothea: You know my biggest fear. If I know one of yours, maybe I'll feel less, I don't know...vulnerable. Dorothea: Oh, come on, Professor. Everyone has some kind of weakness. You know mine. If I know one of yours, maybe I'll feel less, I don't know...vulnerable.

Well, if it would really help...

Dorothea: Excellent. Well then, don't mind me. You know, Professor, I never hear any gossip about you. Of a romantic nature, I mean. Would I be right in assuming you're not very... experienced with romance? Maybe we should find out somehow... Um... Professor? What's with you? Why aren't you reacting to anything I'm doing? Oh, come on! Is your heart even beating? You're making me lose my confidence...

Choice 1 Choice 2
Sorry. Actually, my heart isn't beating.
Dorothea: That's all right. I didn't really think a little tease like that would be enough to get to you, anyway. Though it does still make me lose just a little confidence in my own charms... Dorothea: Ha, don't be so silly... Huh? It really isn't beating?! Is what I'd say if I were more gullible. You're just fooling around, Professor. I'm not sure how you did it, but that was a good one.

A Support

Dorothea: This may seem a bit sudden, but...I want to thank you, Professor. That is, for letting me live my life the way I want. I've noticed you've been giving me fewer of those soul-revealing gazes lately. I appreciate you making an effort to not trouble yourself over who I spend my time with.

Choice 1 Choice 2
So, you found me out... I don't know what you mean.
Dorothea: Well, of course. Did you think I wouldn't notice? It's kind of sweet, in its own way. Dorothea: If you say so... But I notice you doing it all the same. It's kind of sweet, in its own way.

Dorothea: Professor, may I tell you a story about when I was younger? I was an orphan, living in the back alleys of Enbarr, until one day I was overheard singing... That was when my new life began. I was suddenly a songstress in the Mittelfrank Opera Company. Performers, nobility... I met so many people. But none of them ever really knew me. I was just some young, pretty girl who could sing, a spectacle to be admired. Even though everyone praised my looks and my voice, and they showered me with gifts... I knew, one day, I'd be old. My looks would fade, my voice would change, I wouldn't sound the same. And I started to wonder, when I did get old, what would I have left? I'd be old, alone...and back on the streets of the capital, right where I'd started.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I don't believe that's true. I won't let you be alone.
Dorothea: You can never be certain about what the future will bring. Dorothea: That's sweet of you, even if you are just flirting.

Dorothea: I never had much to begin with in life, and I worry that one day, I'll be that way again... That's why I keep searching for someone who will love me. Someone unaware of the songstress, who can love a girl that used to be scared and alone on the streets of the capital... I wonder if such a strange person can even exist.

S Support

Goddess Tower

Dorothea: Oh, is this where you've been? Everyone's looking for you. With the war over, I'd like to think they'd at least give you a few days' rest. Don't worry, I won't tell them you're here. It's a rare occasion for me to have you all to myself.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Not looking for a guy to share the victory with? Did you ever find your "strange person"?
Dorothea: No, I've given up on that. I realized there was no point. Besides, maybe the person I've been looking for is closer than I realized. Dorothea: See...there is one person I must confess I'm just little bit interested in.
In that case...

(Byleth presents Jeralt's ring)
Dorothea: What? Is that— That's a ring. It would be very embarrassing if I had the wrong idea, so I have to ask... Are you proposing? Here? Now? T-to me?
(Byleth nods)
Dorothea: I don't know what to say. Are you sure? You want to spend your life with...me? Even though I'm not a songstress anymore? And I don't come from a noble family or have any wealth or land to my name? You won the war. You could pick anyone in the world. Why would you... OK. I mean, yes. Yes! I love you madly, and I'd be happy to marry you! But if we're going to be married, I had better think up a cute nickname for you. Don't you think? Oh, I wonder what I should call you now... Darling? My beloved? So many options! I starred in so many operas where I captured the heart of my beloved... But I never dreamed that it would feel this wonderful when it actually happened.
(S-support illustration)
Dorothea: A life singing for you in a peaceful world... I imagine that life will be more wonderful than I ever could have hoped. I love you. I could never sing anything as pure as those three little words.

Petra

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C:
Available in Part I
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available until Chapter 18/19 Silver SnowVerdant Wind
S: Select before final chapter

C Support

Petra: Professor. I am not understanding where the meaning is here... When and how is this expression used..."I fell for it."

Choice 1 Choice 2
I fell in love? I fell ill?
Petra: No, that is what you say when you meet the mate of your soul. Petra: No, that is what you say when your body is feeling unwell.

Petra: The expression is, "I fell for it!"

Choice 1 Choice 2
I don't understand... Allow me to explain...
(Support up with Petra)
Petra: Are you a stump? I mean...are you stumped? That makes me surprised!
Petra: Thank you, Professor! I finally have understanding.

Petra: Can I ask you about another word? The one that is written here... Hm? Is something on my face?

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
You're so enthusiastic. I admire you. Your cheeks are on your face.
Petra: I am without much time to study. I must use my time with wisdom. (Support up with Petra)
Petra: Yes, I know about that! That is a joke of Fódlan! Right?

Petra: Is that really what you are thinking? Or maybe you have curiosity about the mark on my face...

The mark?

Petra: You are already knowing that I am from Brigid. This is a mark from Brigid. It is a prayer to the forest spirits. A prayer to be protected. Hunters ask the forest spirits to have safe and bountiful hunting. There are many spirits in Brigid. I have more marks on my arms and back. They are prayers for my family's health and triumph. Are you wanting to see them?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I would love to. No, but thank you.
(Support up with Petra)
Petra: That gives me happiness. If there is ever the chance, you will see them. That gives me happiness. I will be showing them to you soon.
Petra: Oh. I have understanding.

Petra: I have much gratitude for you, Professor. You always listen with patience. I can read and understand the language of Fódlan, but to speak it...gives me difficulty. I hope I will keep having your support. And I will give you my support too, with my whole heart. I have things that I cannot fail to accomplish.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Let's do our best. Don't overdo it.
Petra: Yes. We will keep walking forward. Petra: Overdo... Yes. I will not overdo.

B Support

Petra: Hiya! Hm? Professor?

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's very late... What are you doing?

Petra: Please take my apologies. I lost time while I was training. There are not many chances for real fighting here. My body is more weak than it was. Weaker, I mean.

In Part II

Petra: War is life and death. Training has great importance.

Petra: I will keep training now. I hope your night is good!

Choice 1 Choice 2
You should get some rest. You're overdoing it.

Petra: I need to have more training. There are things that I have not done yet. Things that have to be done. For the future, I have to try with hardness. Training, studying, socializing... I will not always be having time to do those things. And speaking the language of Fódlan... I worry I will never be doing it just right.

Why do you try so hard?

Petra: Why? Because...the position of Brigid is weak. Fódlan and Dagda are big. Brigid is a small island in the middle of them. Brigid has great beauty...but little power. We will not have...will not survive, unless we get more strength. I will lead Brigid, and so I have responsibility. I have to have more strength than anyone.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It doesn't have to be that way. Perhaps you're right.
Petra: Having more strength than anyone might be un...impossible. But I have to give it my best try. Petra: Yes. That is why I have to give it my best try.
In Part I

Petra: I am an ally of everyone, and I have belonging at the Officers Academy.

In all Part II routes except Crimson Flower

Petra: I am an ally of everyone, and I have belonging with our army.

In Crimson Flower

Petra: I am an ally of everyone, and I have belonging with our squad.

Petra: That is also why I try with hardness. You can always be counting me. I mean...counting on me. But you should know that one of these days will be when I return to Brigid. Before that day, do not try stopping me from trying. And please, keep watch...watching over me. With you, I can try with more hardness than I could alone.

A Support

Petra: Professor... Please do not be concerned. I just did too much overworking and lost my strength.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Are you OK? You were overdoing it...
Petra: Yes! I have no problems. Accept my apology for giving you worry. Petra: Yes... That is the truth. Please accept my apology.

Petra: I have sorrow... I mean, I am sorry to be fainting at a time like this. Even though I was not asking for your care and attention, you gave it willingly...

Choice 1 Choice 2
It was the least I could do. You must stop pushing yourself too hard.
Petra: I am thinking that is incorrect... Petra: Um...

Petra: Will you have a listen to me? There is something that I must be saying. I am thinking you already have knowledge of why I came to Fódlan... Not for studying but as a hostage for the Empire, so that Brigid would not be rebelling anymore. It feels like...a knife against my throat. That I am making my grandfather obey the Empire.

In Crimson Flower

Petra: Because I am a hostage, it is not an option to be giving up. I must be fighting and winning and staying alive. I must do anything to be making life better for Brigid. To be making Brigid and the Empire stand as equals.

In any route but Crimson Flower

Petra: If I were running away from the Empire, then Brigid would be defeated. I am not having any options. To be living, I must be fighting to win... For Brigid to be living, the Empire needs to be crushed. So I must be crushing the Empire.

Petra: That is what my people are wanting from me...and what my grandfather, the king of Brigid, is wanting!

Choice 1 Choice 2
And what do you want? You must take care of yourself to succeed.
Petra: My want? I...I am not knowing of that. The wants of my people are something I have power to achieve. Their wants are my own. Petra: That is a truth. I wonder what I should be doing... I want to be granting the wants of my tribe... So, their wants are my own, correct?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Only you can know what you want. If that's how you really feel...
Petra: What I really want... Petra: How I really feel...

Petra: I have understanding. Wait... No, I...I actually do not have understanding. Yet. What I am understanding is that there is something I am not understanding. When I know what my true want is, I give you my promise that I will be telling you first.

S Support

Dedue

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Dedue
C:
Available in Part I
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available in Part II Azure Moon
Additional notes: Can only be supported on the Blue Lions and Azure Moon routes

C Support

Dedue:...
Byleth: ...
Dedue: Did you want something?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Just to look at the flowers. Nothing in particular.

Dedue: I see. If you have the time, then please assist me. I am to water the flowers in the greenhouse.
(Byleth nods)
Dedue: Thank you. Only do not water the ones in that corner.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Understood. What kind of flowers are those?

Dedue: They are from Duscur. They require a dry environment. The roots will rot otherwise.

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
They're beautiful. You seem to know a lot about them. They sound difficult to care for.
Dedue: Yes, they are. Dedue: I know enough. Dedue: That is what makes them worthwhile.

Dedue: ...

...

Dedue: I owe you a debt of gratitude. In both the extracurricular activities here at the academy, and on the battlefield... Your presence has been instrumental in the defense of His Highness. You have my sincerest thanks.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I only did what anyone would do. Think nothing of it.
Dedue: I see. Dedue: To me, it is not nothing.

Dedue: ...

...

Dedue: Was there something else you wanted?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'll go fetch the water. No, that's all.

Dedue: Then please, excuse me.
Byleth: (He's difficult to hold a conversation with...)

B Support

Dedue: ...
Byleth: ...
Dedue: Here you are again.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I came to check on the flowers. I was just passing through.

Dedue: I see. The flowers you helped to water are in bloom now. Have a look.

Aren't they lovely?

Dedue: Indeed. My sister was fond of this one in particular.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Where is your sister now? I didn't know you had a sister.
Dedue: Dead. Dedue: It never came up.

Dedue: Duscur is a dead land. Its flowers were all trampled under the boots of soldiers. But seeing this blossom brings back memories. ... I do not know why I am telling you all of this.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'd like to hear more. You are unusually talkative today.
Dedue: There is little to tell. Dedue: It surprises me as well.

Dedue: But if you are from Fódlan, you must know what became of the people of Duscur. The people who betrayed their allies from Faerghus. The ones who were punished for regicide. The Duscur are shunned for their crimes, even now. It would be in your interest not to spend any more time around me than necessary.

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
Dimitri doesn't shun you. I don't care what other people think. I'll spend my time however I like.
Dedue: His Highness is an exception. Dedue: You may think little of it now, but your reputation will eventually suffer. Dedue: You may think little of it now, but your reputation will eventually suffer.

Dedue: But...to be completely candid... It pleases me to be able to speak with you like this. If you truly do not mind, I would be glad to receive more visits from you in the future.

A Support

Dedue: ...
Byleth: ...
Dedue: Here for the flowers again?

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's right. Not particularly.
Dedue: I see. Dedue: You might as well have a look, while you are here.

Byleth: ...
Dedue: ... I have two things to say. First, I thank you for supporting His Highness in my absence. But I must also admonish you for taking your own well-being too lightly. On several occasions, I have seen you protect others by putting yourself in harm's way. I am grateful for your efforts, but I feel you should place a higher value on your own life. His Highness relies on you...as do I.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You need not worry. I understand.

Dedue: Then show that with your actions. We cannot afford to lose an invaluable asset like you. And...

And?

Dedue: This greenhouse would be a more lonely place without you in it. It would not be fair to the flowers, to leave me their only caretaker. Hm. Someday, I hope to show you a whole landscape of these flowers in full bloom.

You mean Duscur?

Dedue: Yes. Once this conflict is over, and His Highness ascends the throne, I believe it can be done. You must live at least until then. Understood?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Understood. Same to you.
Dedue: That's true enough.

Dedue: I had not thought much of my own life, until now. Except that I would gladly cast it aside for His Highness. That is still true, but now I desire to see the end of this war. Until I can show you the fields of Duscur in bloom... I will go on living.

Felix

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C:
Available in Part I
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available in Part II

C Support

Felix: I thought I heard someone. Are you here to train?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Yes. No, just watching.

Felix: Care to train with me? Waving this sword around alone is boring. And I'm tired of crossing swords with worthless opponents. But you seem like a worthy adversary.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Sure, why not? You think I'm a worthy adversary?
Felix: I don't know for certain, but you seem skilled.

Felix: I've always been interested in your technique. You learned from the former captain of the Knights of Seiros, and traveled Fódlan fighting as a mercenary.

After Chapter 4

Felix: On top of that, you wield a Hero's Relic, the legendary Sword of the Creator.

Felix: Good sparring partners like you don't grow on trees. But know that I will beat you, and I will surpass your strength.

Why are you so focused on becoming stronger?

Felix: Why? Hm. I never really thought about that. I learned to thrust a sword before I learned to write my name. Of course, my upbringing wasn't unique. That's how it is for all children in my country. You're no use if you can't swing a sword, however mighty your Crest may be. It was the perfect environment for me. I could live free of stodgy values and virtues. Grow strong so you may live, and live to grow stronger. That's what I was taught.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Do you have any other ambitions? You remind me of myself.
Felix: Why should I? Nothing's as important as the pursuit of strength. Felix: Now I'm intrigued by your fighting style, and by who you really are...

Felix: But that's enough idle chatter. Take out your sword. My mind is emptied of all but the thrill of the challenge!

B Support

Felix: You're certainly not going easy on me. You fight like a mercenary, not a knight. You hunger for victory, pure and simple. You may not be aware of it yourself, but I see it.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Should I take that as a compliment? Should I take that as a criticism?
Felix: Indeed. Felix: No.

Felix: Knights ought to have some hunger. I've always thought so. They depend too much on their swords. Only when they're wrested away do knights consider their hands and feet as weapons. That's not how it was for warriors of old. They weren't limited by their tools. Victory is what matters, not the method of achieving it. That's the attitude to adopt. I detect that in your style. It is plain to see.

That doesn't seem like praise...

Felix: You may take it however you like. I believe the difference between us lies within that hunger. But where does it come from? From the start, I was aiming to win, yet I couldn't defeat you. Then I remembered something you said before...

Choice 1 Choice 2
About your aspirations? About your upbringing?

Felix: Indeed. I was raised to value strength above all else. Whereas you had a reason, an ambition, pushing you toward that hunger. So, tell me. What was the reason? Why were you driven to become so strong?

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
To survive. To protect the people of Fódlan. To stop this war.
Felix: That's a mercenary's answer, to be sure. Felix: Hah! Spoken like a knight. That's not what I would have expected. Felix: Hah! Spoken like a knight. That's not what I would have expected.

Felix: So that is the source of your hunger. I suppose I must find my own.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'll help you. We can find it together.

Felix: Ah, if we're to get along, I think not. I'll be content if you continue to train with me. Perhaps it will come to me as I swing my sword.

A Support

Felix: Finally, I notched a win against you.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You crushed me. I almost had you.
Felix: Oh, please. I scraped by. Felix: True. It was a narrow victory.

Felix: When we spar, I feel like I'm revisiting my past.

Why?

Felix: It's like training with my brother. He always won—always—and died before I could win a single bout. From the first time I held a sword, all I wanted was to surpass him. And that's what drove me to become so strong. Perhaps it's absurd to say such a thing, but... I've spent all these years training for a duel with a corpse.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's not absurd. You found an answer to my question.
Felix: Perhaps not. Felix: Yes. I suppose I did.

Felix: I can never again spar with my brother. Not unless he climbs out of his grave. Still, I continue my endless pursuit of strength. Maybe because I have a new opponent to measure myself against.

Who?

Felix: You. Obviously. I beat you this time, but when we next cross swords, who knows what might happen? It was a close match, not a crushing victory. I know that I can do better. I will surpass you in strength, and then I'll become stronger still.

Choice 1 Choice 2
And then? Don't count me out yet.
Felix: And then, when this war is over, I won't have as many chances to swing my sword. I can hardly imagine that. Felix: Ha. Just what I was hoping you'd say.

Felix: Anyway, thank you...for helping me find an answer to the question you asked, all those years ago.

Ashe

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Ashe
C:
Available in Part I
B:
Available from Chapter 4 onwards
A:
Available in Part II

C Support

Ashe: Phew—shopping took longer than I thought. It's a good thing I had your help, Professor! Looks like we've got everything we came for. Time to head back to the monastery. To tell you the truth, I wasn't sure if the money that knight gave us would be enough. We managed to scrape by though! I'm glad those shopkeepers were willing to strike a few bargains.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Thanks to your bartering skills. You are quite the shopper.

Ashe: It's one of the few things I'm really good at. I've got a lot of experience living in the city. Money was tight for me too. At least until a kind noble adopted me into his family. Come to think of it, you were originally a mercenary, weren't you? I'm sure you've traveled all over Fódlan. That must have been a pretty different life from regular folks like me.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Not so different, actually. You're probably right.
Ashe: Huh, you think so? Ashe: It sounds a lot more exciting though, traveling the world, from conflict to conflict!

Ashe: But a mercenary's whole job is fighting, isn't it? Must be a pretty tough way to live.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It was pretty tough. It wasn't so bad.
Ashe: I believe you. I can imagine! Ashe: Wow, I guess you must get used to it. That's really incredible though.

Ashe: Ah!

Ashe: I had no idea they sold this book around here! I haven't seen this one for ages!

What's the book?

Ashe: Loog and the Maiden of Wind. It's a well-known tale of chivalry in Faerghus. L-Loog is the King of Lions. This book is full of his exciting adventures! I've loved this since I was a kid! It was what got me learning to read.
Ruffian: Gimme that book!
Anna: Hey, creep! Don't touch the merch! What the—?! Somebody catch that thief! Cut him in half, like my prices!
Ashe: Please... Calm down, ma'am.
Anna: You calm down, kid! If he gets away with that valuable merch, it'll be a huge loss for me!
Ashe: Here, allow me to compensate you.

Are you sure about that, Ashe?

Anna: Huh? Are you serious, kid? I mean, no objections over here, but that sounds crazy.
Ashe: Don't you worry. That thief will be paying me back, just as soon as I catch him. Head on back to the monastery, Professor. I'll take care of everything here!
Byleth: ...

B Support

Ashe: Hey, Professor! Did I ever tell you what happened with that thief?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Thief? No, you didn't.
Ashe: You know, the book thief we encountered in town.

Ashe: I went after him, and I did manage to catch up, but...

Choice 1 Choice 2
He escaped? You couldn't get him to pay for the book?
Ashe: Oh, no, I captured him easily. I'm pretty quick on my feet, you know! But I decided not to make him pay for the book. Ashe: Sort of. I actually decided not to make him pay for it.

Ashe: My pockets were pretty empty after that incident, if you want to know the truth. What happened was, when I caught him, I asked him why he stole the book. He said he thought it would fetch a good price, and that he really needed the money. He had a sick kid, and couldn't pay for medicine.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Sounds like a lie to me. He didn't look old enough to have children.

Ashe: Maybe you're right. But if he really did have a sick child, that would be a matter of life and death. A little money is nothing compared to that. I'd rather believe a lie than risk someone's life if I'm wrong. And to be completely honest, there was a time when I wasn't so different from him.

You were a thief?

Ashe: It was a long time ago, and I've put all that behind me now, but yes. I was. My parents died of illness, so I had to provide for my little brother and sister. I did my best to earn money for them legitimately, but I wasn't able to bring home enough. So I turned to thieving. From people on the streets. From shops. Even from soldiers. I knew it was wrong, but seeing my brother and sister's smiling faces made me too happy to stop.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I can't imagine what that must have been like. It was definitely wrong.

Ashe: I really regret that part of my life. I was stupid. But shortly after I turned nine, I crept into a local noble's mansion, aiming to steal whatever I could get my hands on. The noble had all sorts of valuables, but what really caught my eye was a book with a fancy cover. That book was Loog and the Maiden of Wind. The knight in the illustrations was so impressive, I just couldn't tear my eyes away.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You stole it because you liked the cover? Go on.
Ashe: Well, that was part of it. But certain books are also really valuable, you know.

Ashe: You probably see where this is going. Moments after I grabbed the book, I was caught in the act by the noble. And that noble was none other than Lonato. But Lonato was incredibly kind. Without asking any questions, he gave me the book—and money too. When I told him I couldn't read, he invited me into his mansion, along with my brother and sister. He taught me how to read, personally. So with the thief I caught in town, I was trying to do the same thing. To be like Lonato. I want to make up for the bad things I've done. To leave this world better than I found it. That's why, even if it wasn't easy on my pockets, I'm proud to say I helped him.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Are you sure you did the right thing? Isn't that a little self-indulgent?

Ashe: I know what you're trying to say. My contribution probably won't change much. And it's not like I have the money to help everyone who's suffering from poverty. Even so—I can't bear to stand by and do nothing. What else could I have done, Professor?

A Support

Ashe: Oh! Hey, Professor!

Choice 1 Choice 2
You're chipper as ever. Something going on?

Ashe: Actually I ran into that thief while I was shopping just now!

Thief?

Ashe:' Maybe you don't remember. It's been quite a while. The man who stole the book from that market stall. I saw him on the street, with his kid. They were both so grateful. It's a really nice feeling.

I'm glad it all worked out.

Ashe: Yeah! But, ah... It did seem like they were still having trouble getting by. I guess what you said to me back then was right. My actions didn't really solve the problem. I can't help everyone, no matter how much I try. If I had the money or power, maybe...but I don't.

You'll get there. No need to rush.

Ashe: You know, a long time ago, Lonato said nearly the same thing to me. I think it was when I tried to look after the horses all on my own. I really messed that up. He said, "You're not quite ready for this yet. But there's no need to rush." I know I can't help very many people right now. But I think doing what I can for those I see in front of me is still worthwhile. I have to believe that, at least.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's a fine way to look at it. That's just like you, Ashe.

Ashe: Thanks. That's reassuring to hear. What about you, Professor? Has anything been troubling you lately? I'd be happy to help, as long as it's not looking after horses. You might not want to trust me with that!

Choice 1 Choice 2
Nothing in particular has been bothering me, no. Why? Do I look troubled?
Ashe: Hey, don't be that way! There's got to be something. It doesn't have to be serious.

Ashe: I genuinely enjoy helping people. It's a great feeling, making someone smile. So if there's anything I can do for you, I want to do it. Because I care about you.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You care about me, huh? That's really kind.
Ashe: I do! It's probably because you remind me so much of Lonato. Ashe: You think so? It's just what anyone would do, really!

Ashe: So, what'll it be? How can I help?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Just chat with me a while longer. Want to help me cook?
Ashe: Happy to, if that's what you'd like! Ashe: Of course! I'd be glad to cook with you!

Sylvain

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C Support

Sylvain: You think I'd cheat? On you, baby? Never. Come on, you should know me better than that. You're the only one for me. I swear. Hey, if ya don't believe me, well... Oh, I get it. If I'm not your type, do you want me to introduce you to some other guys who have Crests? They're all nobles, just like me.
Town Girl: What?! That isn't why I'm— You— You're worse than I thought!
Sylvain: I just want you to be happy. You know, get what you're after. I hate seeing a girl cry, especially one as beautiful as you. So you know, maybe we... ... So, Professor, do you enjoy spying on people? You look like you've got something to say. So say it.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You're a jerk. You broke her heart.
Sylvain: Hey, that was between me and her, not you. Sylvain: Weren't you listening? I'm on her side! She knows that.

Sylvain: But you know how it is. Most relationships, they end in heartbreak. Anyway, I don't know why she's so upset about me dating other girls. She didn't care before she found out, so why does she care now? I really do hate seeing a girl cry.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It doesn't seem that way. Is that a fact?
Sylvain: I swear it's the truth! My heart's in a million pieces right now. It's just the worst. Sylvain: Believe whatever you want, but I'm honestly not sure if I can ever love again.

Sylvain: Well, I figure the best way to mend a broken heart is to head out on the town. Why don't you join me? Who knows? Maybe you'll find love. I mean, I know I will. Calm down—it was only a joke! You've really got no sense of humor, you know that?

B Support

Sylvain: ...

What happened?

Sylvain: Oh, Professor. Heh, I didn't realize you were there. If we keep running into each other like this, people will start to talk. They'll say, "Sylvain and the professor are on the prowl." Heh... Ah, forget it. What do you need?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Girl problems, Sylvain? Another lover's quarrel?
Sylvain: Well, you're not wrong.

Sylvain: I fell for that girl recently, but I just wanted to have some fun and leave it at that. So I told her we should break it off. I guess she was feeling a little more serious than I was. She started crying, and everything got a bit...complicated.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You're complicated. Jerk.

Sylvain: Come on, Professor. Playing around with girls is the most fun a guy can have. Besides, I don't care what you think of me. I don't intend to change how I live my life. I'm a good-for-nothing, if you haven't noticed, but I'm still a noble with a Crest. That's all anyone cares about. It's best to avoid getting too serious with fools like that. It only leads to trouble. I'm gonna be forced into an arranged marriage with some random noblewoman anyway. By the way, Professor. You didn't know you had a Crest, did you?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I never thought much about it. My father never told me.

Sylvain: I see. I suppose a mercenary wouldn't be concerned with such things.

What was your experience?

Sylvain: Most children who are born to noble families are tested upon birth to see if they bear one. Even descendants of the 10 Elites, like myself, can't be legitimate heirs without a Crest. That means, as children, we're only accepted if we're born with one. The heads of most noble houses keep having kids until they get one with a Crest. Those children then grow up to be heads of their houses, and the vicious cycle continues. Do you get it now? To all these commoner girls, I'm just a trophy. Or rather, a studhorse.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You mean they only want you for your bloodline? That's cynical.
Sylvain: See? I knew you'd get it. These girls don't love me. They love the potential rewards of loving me. Sylvain: Perhaps. But that doesn't change the fact that these girls don't love me. They only love the potential rewards of loving me.

Sylvain: If I marry a girl and she gives birth to a child with a Crest, that kid might become the next head of House Gautier.

After Chapter 5

Sylvain: But nowadays, with the bloodlines getting weaker, there are a lot of kids like my brother...born with no hope.

Sylvain: For ages now, those of us with Crests have been envied and desired but never for who we are. I understand the value of my blood. Believe me, I hate how much I understand it. I know better than to dream of being free from this burden. I'm used to it by now. I used to think I didn't have the right to live freely.

You don't think that way anymore?

Sylvain: Heh heh... That's right. You know what? I'm a bit jealous. The whole time you were growing up, you never knew you had a Crest. You were free. Nobody pretended to like you. I kind of hate you for that... You were a spoiled brat who should pay for that Crest. Maybe I'll collect the debt. Ha! Gotcha! Wow, you shoulda seen the look on your face just then. Don't mind me, Professor. After all, ladies love a dark and brooding noble.

A Support

Sylvain: Ugh, that hurts... Ah, Professor! Thanks for stopping by.

Choice 1 Choice 2
How's your injury? You got hurt protecting me...

Sylvain: It's not bad. I was even told I'd be cleared for service starting tomorrow. Besides, I got this scar fighting for you. It's almost like a medal or something.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Didn't you want to kill me? Are you happy you protected me?
Sylvain: I certainly meant it when I said it, but...

Sylvain: When I thought you were going to be killed for real, my reflexes kicked in. I reacted without thinking. It doesn't mean I've stopped being jealous of you. But, come on, I can't help but look up to you. If I'd had the guts to run away from home, I wonder if I would have cared as little about my Crest as you do yours...

You didn't have the courage?

Sylvain: No... But if I thought I could have escaped, I would have tried. I'd leave behind House Gautier and the life of a nobleman...and anybody who knew I had a Crest. Our home is to the very north of the Kingdom. Just across the mountains from us is land inhabited by foreigners to Fódlan.

Sylvain: Right now, it actually belongs to Faerghus, but I can't say we're on good terms with the people there.

Silver Snow, Azure Moon, or Verdant Wind

Sylvain: It once belonged to Faerghus, but now that the Kingdom has collapsed, it's only a matter of time until fighting breaks out.

Sylvain: Anyway, that land has been contested for centuries, and all that time, it has fallen to House Gautier to protect it. Actually, our Lance of Ruin has been doing most of the protecting.

Choice 1 Choice 2
But it was stolen... I remember. Five years ago...

Sylvain: Those were dangerous times. One wrong step and we would have lost our Relic to the church. My father was afraid that the church would try to keep the lance, so he entrusted it to me. If an emergency arose, I was supposed to be called back home. I guess those very situations are why my family values Crests so much. Since I bear a Crest, my parents made sure I was never left wanting. My older brother didn't have one, and so when I was born, he was pushed aside. You know he once shoved me in a well? He left me on the mountainside in the middle of winter too.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's horrible. You didn't try to get him back?

Sylvain: Even as a little kid, I understood why he was like that. My mere existence stole everything from him. I have no right to complain when I am surrounded by people who would give anything to bear a Crest but do not. Now women smile at me for the same reason my parents adore me...and my brother wanted me dead. And I have to meet them all with a smile and a wink because I have a Crest.

Choice 1 Choice 2
So what you really feel toward women is... You're wrong.
Sylvain: The women who just want to use me to become nobility? Hatred's probably the right word. Though, in the end...that's just an easy answer. I don't even know how I truly feel about it all. Sylvain: Yeah, yeah. It's late to admit it, but I get you. It would be best just to tell them to heap their empty praise elsewhere.

Sylvain: Anyway, it was pretty unreasonable of me to resent you. I'm really sorry about that. And I want to say thank you, Professor. Seriously. Thank you.

For what?

Sylvain: Before I met you, I'd gone my whole life not knowing there was another way for me to live. So from the bottom of my heart...I'm glad we met.

Mercedes

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C Support

Mercedes: Good evening, Professor. Returning from work, I take it?

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's right. I'm still working.
Mercedes: I commend you for working so late into the evening. All of my days at the academy are enriching, thanks to you. Mercedes: My goodness! It's so late in the evening. That must be exhausting.

Mercedes: Try not to overtax yourself, all right? I'm concerned for your health. We wouldn't want you to wear yourself out. The goddess won't smite you if you rely on others for help, you know.

Even so...

Mercedes: Listen here, Professor. You might not like what I'm about to say. To be perfectly honest, I had my doubts when I first met you.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's surprising. Why's that?
Mercedes: I don't want you to think less of me for saying this, but here we are.

Mercedes: At first I thought you seemed too young to be a professor. It is unusual, you have to admit. Yet, you seemed very composed and mature, despite your age. You're strong-willed, encouraging, and you go to great lengths to ensure that everyone is cared for. But it almost feels like you're trying too hard to be a perfect role model for your students.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm not trying too hard. It comes with the territory.

Mercedes: If that's how you feel, then I can't disagree. But I think it's necessary to give yourself a break every now and again. The mind has a tendency to make mistakes when you've exhausted yourself. In my case, I still seem to make mistakes even when I'm wide awake.

Mistakes?

Mercedes: Oh, you know. I'm always mixing up the dates for drills or misplacing things. Just the other day, I forgot to put on my uniform and headed out to practice wearing only my— Oh, um. Well, you can imagine how embarrassed I was. My mind can be so scattered sometimes. Anyway... Where was I? Ah, that's right. What I'm trying to say is that you shouldn't push yourself too hard. If you do, you might end up in a pretty bad place. That reminds me! Is there anything I can do to assist you, Professor? If it's all right with you, I'd like to help in any way I can.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Thanks, I appreciate it. I'm not sure about that.
Mercedes: Whatever you need, just say the word. Mercedes: It'll be fine! I might be clumsy, but I'll get better over time.

Mercedes: I look forward to helping you out.

B Support

Monk: You there, youngster. Won't you listen to this old man's troubles? I was born and raised right here in this town. I spent my whole life here. My daughter lives in the Empire, and she sent me a letter to ask if I was keeping up with my daily worship.
Byleth: ...
Mercedes: Well, hello there, Professor. Is this a friend of yours?

I don't know him.

Mercedes: Is that so? I was sure you two knew each other. Is there something we can do for you, good sir?
Monk: Oh, what a lovely young lady! I was just telling this kind soul a story.
Mercedes: Really? What's troubling you?
Monk: Well, I was thinking of going to daily prayer, but my leg's been acting up and I can't walk properly.
Mercedes: How terrible! That's no good at all. May I be of assistance? I'd be happy to lend a shoulder and escort you to the chapel.
Monk: Would you? Oh, I'd be most grateful to you. Thank the goddess for sending this young lady to me today!
Mercedes: We'll need your help too, Professor. Here, sir, take my arm.

Mercedes: Splendid work, Professor. He really seemed to appreciate our assistance.

Choice 1 Choice 2
We did a good deed. You helped me out too.
Mercedes: I don't think I did anything particularly deserving of praise. I'm just happy that I could help. You did a great job cheering him up on your own!

Mercedes: Putting a smile on someone's face always seems to brighten up the day. Is something wrong? You're giving me a strange look.

How did you know something was bothering him?

Mercedes: Oh. Hmm... How should I put this... I suppose it's just second nature to me.

What do you mean?

Mercedes: It's difficult to describe, but I can usually tell when someone is worried about something. Back there, I could tell that both you and the old man were in distress. I spent a good amount of my life living in the church. Maybe that's why I'm so good at identifying these things?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Living in the church? That's news to me.

Mercedes: Did I not mention that before? I spent nearly 10 years of my life in the church of Faerghus. Many came to us with their troubles. In my own time of need, I once ran to the church myself, and they helped me. May I share something with you, Professor? It's about a dream of mine.

What is your dream?

Mercedes: I'd like to work in the church one day. I want to be like the priest who helped me. Never mind. It's not a very realistic dream. Please, forget I said anything. If I were someone else, perhaps a commoner without a Crest or stature, maybe things would be different. It's a bit sad, but...this is the way things have to be. After all, only the goddess can decide our fates.

A Support

Mercedes: Do you have a moment, Professor? I need to speak with you.
(Byleth nods)
Mercedes: Thank you so much. This is what I wanted to address... This letter from my adoptive father just arrived.

Adoptive father?

Mercedes: Oh! Have I not mentioned him? He's the reason I first came to the Officers Academy. He's also the one who dragged me from the church where I was living just so he could use my Crest.

I don't understand...

Mercedes: My Crest does not yet belong to a house, so he plans to use it as leverage to marry into the nobility. He's a very greedy man who was a roving merchant before adopting me, but now he's in the capital. This letter says that he's finally arranged to marry me off to a wealthy noble. I know he's just thinking of himself, but can't he see that this isn't a priority when we're at war?

Choice 1 Choice 2
My thoughts exactly. Maybe the war has pushed him to this?
Mercedes: I suppose it's possible. He may be worried about carrying on his bloodline, but...

Mercedes: Ugh! I don't know what to do about this proposal!

Will you accept?

Mercedes: I can't see any way around it, so I fear that I must... I just don't want to let go of the life that I've made for myself. I know it's not what my heart wants, but I don't have the strength to say no.

What does your heart want?

Mercedes: I believe I've mentioned this before, but I want to work in service of the church. Well, I suppose it doesn't necessarily have to be the church, but I want to help those in need. If I were to marry a noble, I think it would be difficult to realize that dream...

Why can't you decline?

Mercedes: It's just... I've always allowed myself to follow the whims of those above me. I convinced myself that everything in life was at the will of the goddess. I was blind to reality. I believed it was her will to both pull me from the church and guide me to the Officers Academy. The decision to enter this war was the first time I acted of my own free will. My adoptive father opposed this decision, but I somehow managed to convince him. Still, I couldn't free myself of him completely. This letter is proof of that. It's not that I'm scared of him, but there is something that worries me...

Severing your ties?

Mercedes: Ah! I knew you'd understand, Professor. I've sat down to write a reply several times, but I can't muster up the courage, or the words. I was hoping you could provide me with the encouragement I need!

Choice 1 Choice 2
Why reply at all? You can't just give up on your dreams.
Mercedes: If I don't, he'll go ahead with the arrangement! I suppose I must aim toward cutting him out of my

life completely...

Mercedes: That's a very good point! We're only given one life, so we must do all we can to pursue our happiness!

Mercedes: OK! I think that may have been just the push I was looking for! I'll tell him the truth. That I've found a life worth pursuing and I must decline the proposal! Maybe I should tell him I've fallen for someone else?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Fallen for someone else? Who might that be?

Mercedes: Why, it's you, Professor! Isn't that obvious?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Excuse me? I wouldn't say "obvious"...

Mercedes: I'm just teasing! Now, I'm off to write this letter and stand my ground. Thank you for your encouragement!

S Support

Goddess Tower

Mercedes: There you are! I apologize for the short notice, but I'm so glad you could make it! I'm sure you're very busy, being the hero of Fódlan and all.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Yes, very busy. I have some time.
Mercedes: Then I'm afraid that what I'm about to ask may come at an inopportune time. Mercedes: What a relief! I have to ask you something, but I'd hate to inconvenience you!

Mercedes: Do you mind hearing me out?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'll listen. I'd be happy to.

Mercedes: Ah! Great! Here it is... I'm going to Fhirdiad to meet with my adoptive father, and I'd like you to accompany me.

Choice 1 Choice 2
What for? Is it necessary for you to go?
Mercedes: I feel the need to set things straight with him in my own way. Mercedes: I want proper closure. I'm going to tell him face-to-face that this is farewell.

Mercedes: I've already decided exactly what I'm going to say. I'm choosing to live my life how I want, in pursuit of my own happiness. I need you to accept that. I'm in charge of my own destiny. Not you, not anyone else. Just me. Ah... I've waited so long to say all that.

Why do you need me to accompany you?

Mercedes: That's a very good question... Where do I start? Remember when I teased that I'd fallen for you? The truth is...that wasn't entirely in jest. I fell for you some time ago. In fact, I'd very much like to spend my life with you. Of course, that's only if you'll have me...

I had something similar in mind.

(Byleth presents Jeralt's ring)
Mercedes: Oh my goodness!

I love you, Mercedes. Let's get married.

Mercedes: Yes! Let's! You've no idea what this means to me. This may be the happiest I've ever been! I'm so glad I could finally express my feelings. Now we can live the rest of our lives together! To think, I was able to choose this path of my own volition, and now I get to walk it with you! Should one person be allowed this much happiness? But still, you're only given one life. Are you sure you want to spend it with me? I may be quite demanding at times as I intend on pursuing my dreams. I want to help those in need, wherever they may be. And I won't give up on that.

I'll always support you.

Mercedes: I thought that's what you might say! Perhaps that's why I fell for you. It's just the way you are. All right, let's be off! It's no short journey to Fhirdiad. Oh, something to note...

Yes?

(Transition to S Support CG) Mercedes: You should know that I can be quite scatterbrained. And clumsy... But I will do everything in my power to help and support you too, whatever you may need! What a wonderful life we will lead together...

Annette

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C Support

Annette: Hello, Professor. Do you have a moment?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Of course. What do you need?

Annette: Well, I have this book of battle tactics that I borrowed from one of the knights. There's one part that I just don't understand. Do you think you could explain it to me?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Leave it to me. I'm not sure I can.
Annette: Great! Thank you so much! It's about this diagram here... Annette: Oh. Well, maybe we can figure it out together. It's about this diagram here...

Annette: I don't get why the knights are grouping up in that forest there. I just can't see the advantage to a formation like that.

Annette: Yay! I finally get it! You really are a great teacher.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm always happy to help. You're the one who did the work.
Annette: I knew asking you was the right idea. Annette: No way. I couldn't have done it without you.

Annette: I just love learning new things. That's why I came to the Officers Academy. I want to learn magic, battle tactics, martial arts, and, and... Well, all kinds of stuff! I'm learning more now than I have in my whole entire life! Speaking of, I'd better go visit the library for some research before magic practice, which is just before sword training...

Don't overdo it.

Annette: That's just not possible! I always find it's more tiring to laze around doing nothing. I've never been any good at that. I have to have something to do. Like, on my days off, I need to get up early and take care of the cleaning first, or I just...can't relax. Know what I mean?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Not really. I know the feeling.
Annette: But a day without accomplishments is completely wasted! Annette: Oh, I'm so glad you agree! You'd be surprised how rare it is to find people like us. Mercie never sets foot outside her room on her days off. I don't get that girl sometimes.

Annette: Not to mention... Oh wait... Oh no! I was supposed to be on cooking duty today! I completely forgot! Sorry, Professor, but I have to run! Thanks again for your help!
Byleth: ...
Annette: Argh! Who put this stupid barrel here?
Byleth: ...

B Support

Annette: I'm so sorry, Professor... I somehow overslept and missed our training session. I didn't mean to cause you and the other so much trouble. Imagine if that had happened during one of our missions. It really is inexcusable!

Choice 1 Choice 2
Don't worry about it. You need to rest more.

Annette: It's just...when I'm studying tactics, I lose track of time, and... Oh, who am I kidding? I've always been like this. Before I came to the Officers Academy, I was a student at the school of sorcery in Fhirdiad. Even back then, I was pulling all-nighters well before the exams. And I never even noticed I was harming myself. I'm just too focused on my goal. I know I've already told you this, but I really love to learn new things. It's a passion of sorts. I first realized I had the learning bug when I was about four or five years old. My father was so happy to see me using magic... Seeing him happy made me happy too, and that made me want to work even harder. If only things could have stayed like that...

What do you mean?

Annette: When I was about 13, my father left home. He was a devout man, so I figured he'd gone to the monastery. That's why I went to the school of sorcery, so that I could eventually get accepted at the Officers Academy. I studied harder than ever, and sure enough, I finally earned a referral. Unfortunately, my passion for learning became more of an obsession. I got so focused, I kind of forgot how to relax. It feels like I've been running in circles ever since.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Rest is just as important as work. You're impressive just as you are.
Annette: That's true. Just look at today. If my hard work stops me from working hard, what good is it? Annette: No way! I still have such a long way to go. Still, I guess I'm doing something wrong if I'm working so hard I can't even work hard anymore.

Annette: OK, it's decided. From now on, I'll try my best not to try my best!

Choice 1 Choice 2
You have my support. That's confusing.
Annette: Yay! With you on my side, I'm sure to succeed! Annette: I'm sorry! All I meant is that I'll try... I mean, I'll slow down a bit.

Annette: From now on, if you see me going overboard, just let me know. I'm a new woman, after all!

A Support

Annette: ... Oh. Hi, Professor.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You look down. Did something happen?

Annette: Do you remember what we talked about before? About doing my best to not do my best? Well, I've been pretty busy recently, and despite my best efforts, I've been trying way to hard... I was busy all day yesterday with training and work. I just couldn't help myself! That's why I decided to take a day off today. It's just... Now that I have a day off, I don't know what to do with myself! Please, you have to help me! What should I do?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Nothing. Have a nap.
Annette: I can't relax if I'm doing nothing! I need something to keep me occupied or I'll go nuts! Annette: I tried that! I couldn't calm down enough to fall asleep.

Annette: I'm sorry, but I don't think I'm cut out for not doing my best... Oh! You're a professor! You must know some secret technique for deep relaxation, right? If you do, please teach me! I'm begging you! I'm at my wit's end!

Choice 1 Choice 2
Have a cup of tea. Have some sweets.

Annette: Got it! I'll try that right now!

Annette: Mmm! This candy is so sweet and delicious! And it goes so well with piping hot tea! Ooh, and speaking of the tea, your brewing skills are incredible! I'd love to be able to make such nice tea, but... Oh, Professor! Will you teach me how to brew tea like this? I'll do my best to learn, and then I'll make delicious tea for you as thanks!

Is this doing your best...

Annette: Oh... Um, sorry. Back to my old tricks, it seems... Oh! Why is it so difficult to not do my best?! I try and try not to try, but it just doesn't work!

Just be yourself.

Annette: Professor... You're right! Doing nothing is just not my style! To be myself, I've got to do my best every day!

That's the spirit!

Annette: OK! Then you really must teach me how to make such delicious tea! You will, won't you? Please! Oh, and also... Well, thank you. You've listened to me and helped me face my troubles. Now I feel like I can talk to you about anything. Honestly, I wish we could go on drinking tea like this forever...

S Support

Location: Goddess Tower

Annette: There you are! Everybody's been looking for you. It must be hard being so popular. I bet it's a whole lot of work too... If I'm being honest, I'm a little bit envious.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's hard work. I like to keep busy.
Annette: Oh, but don't you enjoy keeping busy? Annette: So do I! Like I said, I'm envious

Annette: After each battle, there's always more to do, so every day is exciting in its own way. Though it's true I haven't been able to relax for a while...no matter where I go or what I do. OK, so I finally realized why it is I feel this way. It's because...I need you.

What do you mean?

Annette: When I'm with you, I feel like I can be myself. It's not a matter of doing my best or not doing my best... What really affects my happiness is whether I'm with you or not. Hehe! Um, actually, I've practiced what I'm going to say to you countless times... But of course, now that it's time to say it, I'm feeling shy. Terribly shy...

I feel the same way.

Annette: You... You what?!

(Byleth presents his mother's ring)

Annette: Oh goodness! You really mean it!

I love you, Annette. Marry Me.

Annette: Oh! I...

Yes?

Annette: I'm sorry! Why am I crying when I'm so happy? I've been so worried about this! I was thinking of what I'd do if...if...if you said no! But then...you asked me! I didn't even have to ask you! I'm just so relieved!

(S Support Artwork)

Annette: I love you! So very, very much! We'll be together forever! And ever! I promise to make you happier than anyone's ever been, my darling!

Ingrid

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Byleth (M)
Support information: Small portrait ingrid fe16.png
Ingrid
C:
Available in Part I
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available in Part II
S: Select before final chapter

C Support

Ingrid: That's the third time this month. Well, that's that. Father never relents. Oh, Professor! Hello! Did you need something?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Were you just hiding something? What were you doing just now?

Ingrid: Well, um, that is... I was just tossing out something I have no need of. It's important to keep our spaces clean, after all! You'd do well to remember that too, Professor! A clean space makes for a clean mind...or some such. Getting rid of things you have no need for is the first step to managing one's belongings in an economical way.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Could you help tidy my room sometime? Are you the thrifty type?
Ingrid: While I'd love to help, I don't want people getting the wrong idea with me being alone in your room. Ingrid: Does that surprise you? Perhaps it seems ill befitting someone of noble birth to care about such things.

Ingrid: Despite my family's nobility, we've never been particularly wealthy. So my father raised me to be conservative with my resources, paring down when necessary. He also encouraged me to keep my living spaces immaculate, so the two go hand in hand, I suppose.

Choice 1 Choice 2
He sounds like a good father. He sets a fine example I'd be happy to follow.
Ingrid: Yes. He's...a good person. Even when managing our territory used up most of our family's resources, he still went out of his way to ensure my comfort. Ingrid: I think he'd be happy to hear you say that.

What was it you threw out, anyway?

Ingrid: Oh...just a scrap of paper. It was already written on, so no good for note-taking. And obviously I can't use it to clean my lance. So I tossed it. No need to hang on to inconsequential things, you know! Professor, did you come to check on me for any particular reason? I hope Sylvain and Felix aren't getting into trouble as they tend to do.

Choice 1 Choice 2
No particular reason, no. I just wanted to talk with you.

Ingrid: Ah. Well, if there's nothing important, I'll be on my way, then. I still have some cleaning to take care of, after all. Talk to you later, Professor.

B Support

During Part I or Azure Moon

Ingrid: Ugh, will Father never learn?! All of these useless letters are only creating more rubbish in the world!

During Part II excluding Azure Moon

Ingrid: It's strange to think I won't be receiving any more letters like this...

Ingrid: Professor? Ah, I didn't see you standing there. My apologies.

Was that a letter you were disposing of?

Ingrid: Oh, ah... That paper? Well, I...yes. Yes, it was. It was a letter...from my father.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Are you sure you want to throw it away? Isn't that important to you?

Ingrid: I understand where you're coming from here, but I have no need of such things. It isn't like anything of importance was written on it. Curious? I suppose there's no harm in allowing you to read it. Go on, then.

Count Galatea
My dearest daughter, Ingrid, Are you well? I trust that you are behaving yourself and refraining from causing trouble for others. Things on the home front are in order. The marriage proposal for you and the viscount's son should be prepared soon. Although I am quite certain there are many superior candidates at Garreg Mach Monastery. As you know, the very survival of our family is dependent upon whom you marry. You are the only one left in the family who can make things right. We are all counting on you. Do not lose sight of what truly matters.
Choice 1 Choice 2
This is... A letter about marriage prospects?
During Part II excluding Azure Moon

Ingrid: Yes. This was the last letter I received before leaving the academy.

During Part I or Azure Moon

Ingrid: Yes. Perhaps you found it somewhat entertaining. I've told you that we've never been very well off, financially. My noble family—House Galatea—branched off from House Daphnel in the Alliance. Shortly after, we were lucky enough to receive the support of the royal family, allowing us to attain nobility...to some extent. But the territory we watch over is poor, its harvests meager. And our noble blood, too, has grown thin. Neither my father nor my brothers bear a Crest. I, however, do bear a Crest. Because of this, my father sees me as our family's one hope for the future. A Crest is highly prized among nobles. Were I to marry into a greater noble family, that financial support could soothe our woes...

Choice 1 Choice 2
I can't believe he would use you like that... What an awful way for him to treat you...

Ingrid: Thank you, Professor. Your sentiment alone is a great comfort to me.

During Part II excluding Azure Moon

Ingrid: Despite my own feelings, I understand why he said these things. It isn't that he doesn't care for me.

During Part I or Azure Moon

Ingrid: Despite my own feelings, I understand his approach to all this. It isn't that he doesn't care for me.

Ingrid: I understand it very, very well. Which is why I... I apologize, Professor. I must be going.

A Support

Ingrid: Apologies for bothering you so late. I just...really wanted to speak with you.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm happy to listen. If you must.

Ingrid: Thank you. You see, I've been feeling conflicted. About my future. It may seem petty to worry about such things in the middle of a war like this...

Choice 1 Choice 2
I don't think it's petty. Let's hear it anyway.

Ingrid: This isn't something I open up about with many people. Feeling such a sense of inner turmoil while a war rages on and others are fighting with all they have, well... It feels a little selfish. The truth is, I've wanted to be a knight ever since I was a small child. Not just any knight, like one you might find serving within the castle guard, but a true knight—one serving a master. However, my father has always had different plans for me. He wants me to marry, for the benefit of the Galatea family.

You don't have to do what you don't want to.

Ingrid: Defying my father feels...wrong. I've seen how he's struggled over the years. His burden has always been far greater than any I've had to bear myself. While he fed me extravagant meals, he subsisted on meager portions and watered-down soups... He never once complained—even though he must have been starving. Knowing his sacrifices, I've never been able to tell him of my dream of becoming a knight.

In any part but Azure Moon

Ingrid: Although ultimately, I find myself betraying his wishes. Now that I have parted ways with my father, there is nothing to stop me from pursuing my dream.

In Azure Moon

Ingrid: Now that this war has begun, my father has allowed me to fight for my homeland.

Ingrid: But even if I do become a knight, I feel an unease deep within me. I fear I will never escape this guilt I carry. That I have shunned my duty as a noble.

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
Sometimes there's no avoiding such complications. Could you not find a way to do both? It's no use worrying about things that are in the past.
Ingrid: Yes. I know. All I can do is accept this inner turmoil. Ingrid: To follow both my dream and my duty? I...I had never considered that as an option. Perhaps there is a way. Ingrid: Of course not. We cannot change what has already come to pass.

Ingrid: Even with the academy days long behind us, you're still a professor, through and through. Always listening to others' troubles and offering up your wisdom. I really am grateful for all that you do for us, Professor. I hope you'll always be here as a guide to everyone. I know I myself would appreciate that deeply...

S Support

Ingrid: Is something the matter? You seem lost in thought.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Just taking a little break. I was waiting for you.
Ingrid: I know you've been very busy lately. It's wise to take breaks and rest. Especially with all that is going on in the world... Ingrid: Oh? I didn't know... Though that is a bit of a coincidence. I came here in hopes of finding you. I had a feeling you might be here.

Ingrid: Actually, I...um... I wanted to speak with you about something. I-I promised myself I would wait until the war was over...

What is it?

Ingrid: Well. Professor, I have feelings for you. Of course, I respect you as a person, and I'll understand if you can't love me back, but...still, I had to tell you. Though my focus has ever been on my duty and training, I cannot deny the feelings that have arisen. My dream is to obtain knighthood, but now I have a new dream to hold tight to... That is to be with you, always.
Byleth: ...
Ingrid: Um... I...

Choice 1 Choice 2
I have something for you. There's something i want as well.

(Byleth presents Jeralt's ring)

Ingrid: Oh! Is this... I must say I'm a little...inelegant with such matters. Battle is all I know. Are you quite certain?
(Byleth nods)
Ingrid: You truly desire to share you life with me... I am so happy! I...I worried that my feelings would go unrequited. Now that all of that is out in the open, I feel as light as a feather! My love... I... I swear to stay by your side, always. I swear on the goddess above...and on you, here at my side. You and I, together, entering this new age. No matter what the future brings, I will stand by you, as your sword, your shield, and your dearest companion.

Ingrid: There is nothing that brings me more joy. It truly is all I need in this world. I love you...so very much. Ah, I'm sorry! I'm overcome. This may take some getting used to.

Lorenz

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Byleth (M)
Support information: Small portrait lorenz fe16.png
Lorenz
C:
Available in Part I
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available in Part II

C Support

Lorenz: Professor. I understand that you were looking to speak with me. Perhaps you would like some insight on how to write your next lecture? While I do have a great many ideas, it would be inappropriate to— Oh? Am I mistaken? If that's the case, then what can I do for you?

It's about the female students.

Lorenz: The ladies have complained? To you? About me? Preposterous. There must be some mistake. I am the heir of the noble House Gloucester. It is bred in me to treat all people with respect. Rest assured, you will not find anyone more upstanding than yours truly. Perhaps the issue is that the splendor of my noble presence is driving the ladies to distraction! If that is the crime, I do confess. I hope I've not troubled the ladies' hearts unduly.

It is your advances they seem to find troubling.

Lorenz: Outrageous! That's absurd! Who would dare to allege such slander?!

A number of female students, actually.

Lorenz: Of all the... Well, I suppose I have offered several of them the honor of dining with me. It is impossible to tell if even the most well-bred young lady is a suitable companion for me merely by the sight of her. So in order for us to get to know each other properly, it is appropriate that we dine together. Thus far they have all declined, oddly enough. For some reason they seem to be exercising some form of restraint when speaking with me. I would never insist, of course. But I will admit I have, on occasion, after a day's pause, issued repeat invitations—in the fashion and style of a gentleman.

That is the problem.

Lorenz: What?! Ridiculous! Dinner invitations from me, a problem? The very idea! I am a perfect gentleman. The son of a noble line! I've a wit like a rapier! And it takes but a glance to see that I'm gorgeous! No, I cannot believe such a thing. Are you sure this isn't the result of some sort of scheme? It cannot be otherwise. Someone has clearly devised a conspiracy against me. Someone who envies my position, who seeks to soil my sterling reputation with foul rumors. How crude. Please, Professor. It is beneath you to fall victim to such petty and obscene tactics. I implore you to take greater care in the future. Now, if you will excuse me, I have a great deal of work to do. Farewell.
Byleth: ...

B Support

Lorenz: Professor. Have you been looking for me again? I am very busy, you know. I must insist that disruptions for lighthearted chats of this kind be kept to a minimum.

I've been getting more complaints.

Lorenz: What did I tell you about falling victim to such salacious and slanderous rumors? As I've told you, there is obviously a conspiracy against me. There is no manner in which I could possibly be considered bothersome.

The girls actually do seem bothered.

Lorenz: Professor, I assure you. You have been deceived. My adversary has poisoned the hearts of these ladies against me. The plot goes deeper than I thought...

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
There is no conspiracy. This is real. You need to control yourself. This could become a serious issue.
Lorenz: But— Ah, if you truly do insist... Lorenz: But— Ah, if you truly do insist... Lorenz: All right, let's not get carried away...

Lorenz: Please understand, Professor. I am not some scoundrel out for conquest. I am attempting to fulfill my duty as heir of House Gloucester. It is my responsibility to continue our noble line by finding a suitable lady to be my wife. It is a rigorous process. My family has the very highest standards for appearance, grace, temperament, and pedigree.

So, commoners are excluded?

Lorenz: Typically yes, even if others are sometimes critical of that notion. For the nobility, marriage is not merely a union of individuals. It is also a union of families. It would not benefit House Gloucester to be tied to a family of powerless commoners, would it? To achieve supremacy, it is necessary for my line to be tied to that of an influential family.

In the Golden Deer/Verdant Wind route

Lorenz: That is the best path to peace and prosperity for all. So, as you can see, the future of the Alliance rests on my shoulders.

In other routes

Lorenz: That is the best path to peace and prosperity for all of Fódlan. So, as you can see, the fate of the whole world rests upon my shoulders.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's a remarkable responsibility. That's quite an obligation.
Lorenz: It is nothing out of the ordinary. Those of us with noble blood are born to this duty, you know. Lorenz: If it is a burden, it is one I am all too familiar with. We nobles are born to this duty.

Lorenz: That being said, to avoid misunderstandings, I shall restrain myself until things calm down. I would rather not cause trouble for you, after all.

A Support

Lorenz: Well met, Professor. I trust that you've not had any complaints about me lately?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Thankfully, no. I haven't. Should I be worried?
Lorenz: Good. For any trouble I may have caused, please accept my most humble apology. Lorenz: Do you find it concerning that I've ceased making advances toward the ladies?

Lorenz: I've decided that it would be inappropriate for me to continue my search for a spouse while we are at war. I expect that means you will not be receiving any more complaints. I hope that puts you more at ease. Actually, the introspection I've gained setting aside my search has motivated me to amend my conduct.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Embarrassed about your past behavior? Finally admitting your conduct was a problem?

Lorenz: Not the phrasing I'd choose, but you're not wrong. Selfishly pursuing my own desires caused me to behave inconsiderately. For instance, it was arrogant and rude to invite ladies to dine with me purely to evaluate them. Our experiences in battle have also given me cause to doubt certain preconceptions I once held. Previously, I had considered it a requirement for my future spouse to come from a noble line. I once thought that commoners lacked the power to influence the wider world, as history might suggest. To find a commoner who made a real impact, one has to look all the way back to Nemesis. That was my belief, at any rate. But I realized that I have actually had an influential commoner right in front of me all along.

Who?

Lorenz: Don't you see? I'm referring to you. You may wield the power of a Crest, but you are so much more than just that. You have managed to charm everyone around you. To compel them to trust and follow you. Though you may not realize it, that is no mean feat. It is altering the course of history in Fódlan! Your example puts my prior beliefs to shame.

Choice 1 Choice 2
There's nothing to be ashamed of. Your beliefs weren't completely wrong.

Lorenz: I appreciate the kind words. I have always sought to embody the ideal of nobility. That, at least, is a goal I continue to stand by. But now I know that bloodline alone is not sufficient to gauge a person's worth. I've learned much of this from you. You are humble and open-minded, despite your power and skill. That is why I, at least, find you so charismatic. Perhaps that is the wrong way to say it. What I mean is that you set an admirable example. I can only hope someday to be your equal. Of course, you had better keep an eye on me, because I can achieve anything I set out to do. For I am none other than the handsome and talented Lorenz Hellman Gloucester!

Raphael

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Byleth (M)
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Raphael
C:
Available in Part I
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available in Part II

C Support

Raphael: Hngh... Hngh... Hngh... Ungh... Hngh... Hngh... Phew... Oh. Professor! Are you here to train?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I came to train. I came to check on you.
Raphael: I knew it! Gotta train daily. Raphael: You should join me. Training is more important than worrying about me.

Raphael: Legs, back, chest, arms, abs. Gotta work 'em all, right? I just finished training and I feel great. Check me out! Are my muscles bulging?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I guess so? I'm not sure about that.

Raphael: Another day of training and my muscles are ready to burst! Bulging muscles mean strength. I have to be strong if I want to be a proper knight. And I have to eat if I wanna keep training. Time to feast!

Isn't studying also important for a knight?

Raphael: Ah, way to hit me where it hurts, Professor. I know I'll be in big trouble if I don't train my brain too. Anyone who can't get tactics, can't be a proper knight. It's just... I'm no good at remembering that kind of stuff. And training my brain instead of my body makes me sleepy. What if I start training twice as hard? Then I should only have to study half as much, right?

You'll never be a proper knight if you don't study.

Raphael: You really think so? I can't let that happen! I guess I have no choice. I'll prove I can do it! Wish me luck, Professor! For my training and for my studies!

B Support

Raphael: Great timing, Professor! I was just going to come find you.
Byleth: ...
Raphael: Are you busy? I have a question about formations. I don't understand them at all. Are the speed of battle and the terrain connected somehow? There's too much to memorize!

You don't have to remember everything.

Raphael: I don't? Then what do I have to know? I think I understand the basics. To start, you just...

Raphael: Ah! OK. I think I've got it! Thanks for the help, Professor! Brains and brawn, you've really got it all. With your help, I should have no trouble becoming a proper knight!

Why do you want to be a knight?

Raphael: Huh? Didn't I tell you? My parents were merchants of the Alliance. They died in an accident. That's why it's up to me to look after my little sis. I'm not great with bookkeeping, so I don't think I'd make a good merchant. I talked to Grandpa and he suggested I become a knight. So I sold all our valuables and used the money to pay my way into the academy. My sis won't survive if I get kicked out, so I can't give up now!

Choice 1 Choice 2
Had you no other options? Did you consider being a mercenary?

Raphael: I might have tried being a mercenary if I didn't have my little sis to look after. I probably shouldn't say this, but being a mercenary does sound like an easier life. Mercenaries have no responsibilities, and no one else to worry about. But someone's gotta take care of my little sis, so that's out of the question. Serving as a knight in a noble house is more secure, and you don't have to worry about dying...unless there's a war. My sis has been through so much. I don't want her to have to worry about me. Hey. Do you have any siblings, Professor?

No.

Raphael: Then you probably think I'm missing out on my freedom, having to support her, huh? But working hard for my sister isn't too bad. Call it a burden, call it a challenge. If it makes my sister happy, I'm happy too! You should ask your father to have some more kids!

Prior to the Chapter 9 mission

Raphael: You've got my sympathy. Really. Not having any siblings, I mean.

Raphael: Anyway, that's why I've got to become a proper knight!

A Support

Raphael: Hey, Professor! I think you've been working too much lately. The battle's gonna keep going with or without you, but you're the one doing the most out there! It's real impressive how you can focus on giving orders and fighting! I don't think I could do both in the same battle. I see you running all over the place, even after the battle's over. I just don't want you to wear yourself out.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'll be OK. Maybe I am tired.
Raphael: Oh yeah? As soon as you say you're fine, that's when it hits you. Raphael: You gotta take a break when you can. Even when you're feeling fine, it can suddenly hit you!

Raphael: No offense, Professor, but don't you think some folks might be taking advantage of you?

In Verdant Wind

Raphael: Claude keeps asking you to do things, but you never say no.

Raphael: Like when you gave that speech to the troops. That didn't seem like something you wanted to do. I know you gotta follow orders on the battlefield, but you shouldn't have to do things off the battlefield if you don't wanna.

You've done things you didn't want to do.

Raphael: What do you mean? Like studying? Sure, it's not my favorite thing in the world, but that was to keep my little sis fed. I had good reason for it.

It's the same for me.

Raphael: The same, huh? I think I get what you mean. You do things you don't wanna do for the sake of everyone else. That's real noble of you, Professor. I guess I can't get in your way if you're doing it for the right reasons. OK, then. I'm gonna keep trying to do my best, but now I'm gonna do it for you. My little sis is important to me, but you're real important too. I always work hard for the people who matter to me. And having more of them in my life just means I gotta work even harder! What do you think?

I think you're important to me too, Raphael.

Raphael: Really?! I wasn't expecting you to say that! You're gonna make me blush! We gotta keep working hard together then. At least until this war's over. I'll work to make sure you don't collapse from exhaustion! You got nothing to worry about, Professor. I've been training nonstop. I got your back, no matter what!

Ignatz

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Byleth (M)
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Ignatz
C:
Available in Part I
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available in Part II

C Support

Ignatz: Hm. Hmm...
Byleth: ...
Ignatz: Uhh... Mmm...
Byleth: ...
Ignatz: OK. I've decided on the composition.

Composition?

Ignatz: That's right, the composition for my next paint— Wait! Professor?! How long have you been standing there? You haven't been watching me, have you? Uh, no, I misspoke! Did I say painting? I meant to say, uh...

You paint?

Ignatz: Well, I've thought for a while that it might be nice to paint the scenery here. The contours of that tree, set against the stark shapes of the faraway peaks... Of course, I only paint after I've finished my chores. I'd never put my art before my responsibilities! My studies are paramount. I shall always uphold my duties as a student of the Officers Academy! Whereas art is...a hobby of mine, you might say. Everyone has hobbies, right? I'm sure you have one.

Choice 1 Choice 2
No, none. Nothing comes to mind.

Ignatz: Oh! Well, perhaps it's different for you, Professor. But it's perfectly normal for people to have hobbies. Reading, for instance. Or fishing, or taking midday naps. For me, it's making art. Hobbies are healthy! They're a good way of relieving stress. You might consider taking up a hobby, Professor. Anything to clear your mind. Think about it. It's much easier to focus if you're feeling refreshed. There isn't a rule against hobbies, is there? If you tell me to stop, I'll stop. I shall never again put brush to canvas!

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's not what I'm saying. Paint as much as you like.

Ignatz: Really? It's OK for me to paint? Well... I mean, if you're sure. But really, it's nothing more than a little diversion. A frivolous pastime. Um, I think I ought to go back to my quarters now, if it's all the same to you.

B Support

Ignatz: All right, time to sneak off and do some painting... Professor! S-such lovely weather today, huh? I was, ah, just about to go for a walk.

Why are you bringing paper?

Ignatz: What, this? No, it's uh... Oh, I'm sorry, Professor. I'll admit it. I was going to do some painting. You remember the place where we talked before? I've been painting the scenery there. I'm still keeping up with my academics and training, of course! I just paint in my spare time as a change of pace.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm not accusing you. You don't have to hide it.
Ignatz: Oh. You're not? Ah, well, yes, I suppose you're not. Ignatz: Oh. I don't? Ah, well, yes. Maybe you're right.

Ignatz: I may have gotten ahead of myself. I'm sorry for panicking there. Honestly...I'm just worried that my father will find out that I've been painting.

I'm not going to tell him.

Ignatz: Of course. Why would you go out of your way to tell him that? Completely illogical of me. But it seems I've developed a bit of a complex about it. My father's not a fan of my artistic pastime, you see. We're a merchant family, and my older brother is set to inherit the business. As for me, my father decided I should be a knight. That's why I'm at the academy. Painting won't help me become a knight. It's a waste of time...

Is that why you feel guilty about it?

Ignatz: Well, yes. I feel like I'm betraying my parents. I hear that business has been slow for them over the past few years. If I become a knight for an influential noble house, I could use my connections to help support them. My father was determined to send me here. He must have been, considering the enormous amount of money he spent. I don't think I'm well suited to being a knight. My parents sent me to the academy for their sake, not my own. When I think about how hard my family is working just to stay in business, how can I sit idly by? All of which is just to say that painting will have to remain my little hobby, nothing more. Not that I could make a career out of it, even if I wanted to. That's just a fantasy.

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Ignatz: How incredible. What a striking color. Ah, Professor! Look at this stone. Such a brilliant blue. You don't normally find stones like this around here. I ought to grind it down. I wonder if it would still be the same color.

Why would you grind it down?

Ignatz: To make pigment for my art! Good supplies don't come cheap. I prefer to make my own. Blue is especially expensive. How fortunate that I chanced upon this remarkable blueness! Oh, I'm sorry. There I go again, blathering on and on about painting.

Well, it's just a hobby, right?

Ignatz: Oh yes, but I know that I can get rather caught up in it and, ah, enthusiastic. You know, Professor, no matter how impassioned I become about my art, you never hold it against me. One could argue that I'm better off preparing for our next battle. I am becoming a knight.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Wouldn't you rather become an artist? You should become an artist.

Ignatz: Oh, Professor. Please don't say things like that. I gave up on my artistic dreams long ago. To support my family, I will be a knight. That's that.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Will you regret that choice? You'll regret that choice.
Ignatz: No. I know it's the right thing to do. Ignatz: No, I won't. I'm doing the right thing.

Ignatz: I'll continue with my art as a hobby. I don't think I could ever give it up. When I see something beautiful, I can't suppress the urge to paint it. I don't have a choice. And if my art can bring happiness to even one person, that's good enough for me.

As long as you're sure.

Ignatz: ... Professor, I have a favor to ask. I'm painting a portrait right now. When it's finished, I'd like to give the piece to you. Would you take it? Perhaps it can bring you a little happiness. That will have made the effort well worth it.
(Byleth nods)
Ignatz: Oh, excellent! Is that a promise? Because I'm really going to put my heart in it. Ah, that is, I'm going to enjoy partaking in this casual hobby of mine!

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Lysithea: Honestly, what do they all take me for? I'm fine. Perfectly and completely fine. It's hardly different from daytime. I'm not scared. Ahhhhh! Guh-guh-GHOST! Uh... Hang on... Professor? Is that you? Oh, well... Good evening! Hahaha!

Choice 1 Choice 2
Where are you headed? What are you doing?

Lysithea: Oh, I left something in the dining hall, so I'm on my way to fetch it. But you don't need to come with me or anything like that. I'm fine on my own—really!

I wasn't planning on it...

Lysithea: You weren't? Oh. Apologies for making an assumption. The truth is, everyone I come across asks if I'd like some company. They all seem to think I'll be scared wandering alone at night. So rude and presumptuous, you know? I'm perfectly capable of being on my own!

Of course. Good evening, then.

Lysithea: Hey! Professor, wait! I...um, well... I thought it might be nice to walk and talk together, to the dining hall. Shall we? To be abundantly clear, this has nothing to do with my nonexistent fear of ghosts.

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I'd be happy to. Actually, I'm a bit busy...
Lysithea: Oh, you must be bored! Fantastic, then! Lysithea: Oh, are you on patrol? You should probably patrol on over to the dining hall, then!
(Byleth nods)
Lysithea: Wonderful! After all, there's lots of very important... food stored there.


Lysithea: Do you mind, um, filling the void with some chatter? Some find silence to be a bit unsettling, after all.

What would you have me say?

Lysithea: OK, I confess. I AM scared of ghosts! The monastery is unnerving to me at night. So can we talk about something, please? Anything! I've noticed for quite some time now—you treat all your students equally, don't you? You've never treated me differently simply because I'm younger than the others. And I've always appreciated that.

You're younger?

Lysithea: Isn't it rather obvious? I'm roughly two to three years younger than the rest of the class. Have you just not been paying close enough attention to those you teach? That's poor form for a professor... Oh! There, I've found what I was looking for! Well, I'd better be on my way now. Good night!

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Lysithea: Professor, thank you for helping me with my training.

Anytime.

Lysithea: I'd love to do this again, if possible. Your advice is always so useful. Everyone thinks you're a wonderful teacher. You account for people's weaknesses while capitalizing on their strengths. Initially I wasn't sure you paid too much attention to your students. Clearly, I was wrong. After all, were that the case, you wouldn't be capable of providing such useful feedback. I'll continue to learn and grow from your instruction, Professor. I just know it!

You're quite determined.

Lysithea: You think I'm determined?

Yes. You're always pushing yourself.

Lysithea: Professor, I... Thank you! You're the only one who's ever praised me like that. I mean, people are always telling me I've got a knack for magic. If you can call the power of my Crests a "knack," they aren't wrong, per se. Though bearing two Crests isn't a gift I ever asked for... Anyhow, I've made a point to work harder than most and not rely too heavily on the power they bestow. So I find it frustrating that the only praise I seem to receive is directly related to that power. If you've noticed how hard I work, then, well... It just... It makes me very happy.

Why do you work yourself so hard?

Lysithea: Well, you see... I... It is because I am the only child of House Ordelia. I must do all I can for my family name. I'm determined to someday be of real value to them, and that day must come soon. I can't waste any time. I don't have much of it left... Anyway, I should be going. Thank you again for your help!

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Lysithea: Thank you for helping me with my training again today, Professor. I'm gonna keep at it for a while longer, so you go on ahead.

You should get some rest.

Lysithea: I can't. Not when I'm right on the cusp of using my power to greater potential. Surely you yourself are tired. Just...don't worry about me, OK?
(Lysithea collapses)
Byleth: ...

Lysithea: I'm sorry, Professor. It was careless of me to continue, despite how fatigued I clearly was. I probably should have listened to you. Now I've made a mess of things. I can't help but feel the need to rush, in all things, constantly. You get that way when you realize... you haven't got much time.

What do you mean?
In Verdant Wind

Lysithea: I believe I've mentioned that House Ordelia was, at one time, being controlled by people from the Empire. During that time, strange people—mages, perhaps—came and performed rituals on all the youth within my family.

In any route but Verdant Wind

Lysithea: Eighteen years ago, House Ordelia was involved in a civil conflict within the Empire. All we did was respond to a call for aid. We weren't involved politically. But once the rebellion was crushed, my family was held responsible for the aid we gave, and the Empire gained some sway over us as a result. At the time, the noble houses of the Alliance took a passive stance. No one lent aid to my family. As a result, some key officials within the family were killed, and people from the Empire were sent to replace them. Among those people were some mysterious mages. They were...unsettling, in a word. Skin pale as death. One after another, they captured and imprisoned the children of our household. They began performing terrible rituals on the children... Though it's probably more accurate to call them experiments.

Lysitheaw: With the Empire monitoring our every move, my parents could do nothing but watch in horror as all of this unfolded. One after another, the children died, until the only one left...was me. You know, my hair wasn't always this color. During their experiments, they'd been doing things with my blood. One morning, I awoke like this—a shock of white hair, all trace of pigment, gone. Upon seeing me, the mages were delighted. They realized that their experiments had finally succeeded. Sure enough, they ran a test and saw that two Crests coexisted within me. Losing pigment from my hair wasn't the only loss. The mages informed me that my lifespan was now greatly shortened. Five more years at most. Perhaps less.

How awful...

Lysithea: Shortly thereafter, the mages lost interest in me, and we never saw them in the Ordelia household again. Since all that, our family has been in decline—it's challenging now even to govern our territory. After all my mother and father have suffered, I at least want them to have peace as they grow older. That is all I wish for...but I haven't much time to ensure it comes to pass.

It's too soon to give up.

Lysithea: It's not like what's been done to me can be undone.

Let's try to find a way to undo it.

Lysithea: Professor... The only way I can conceive of would be to remove my Crests somehow. But I don't know if that's even remotely possible. Even if it were... I wouldn't be of much use to you and the others without my Crests.

We will find a way.

Lysithea: You sound resolved. I'll allow your resolve to bolster my own! Thank you, Professor.

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Flayn: Excuse me, Professor. May I have a moment of your time?

Byleth: Certainly.

Flayn: Ah, wonderful! I was hoping you might enlighten me. About yourself, that is. You see, I happen to be quite curious about you.

Byleth: Oh? Why is that?

Flayn: Well, because. There is something different about you. You possess an air of mystery... I could not help but notice when first we met. I am intrigued, to say the least. I find it rather difficult to put into words... Were I to wax poetic, I would say you remind me of the sea. Have you ever been, Professor?

Byleth: A few times, yes.

Flayn: The sea is vast. Boundless. On the surface, all seems still. Yet beneath that stillness, it is unfathomably deep. Within, it teems with life, yet without, one is lucky to glimpse a fleeting shadow. And yet, all one must do is cast a line to grasp hold of all that life! You cannot see it at a glance, but it is there all the same.

Byleth: What are you talking about, exactly?

Flayn: About fish, of course! Oh, bother. I got sidetracked, didn't I? Right. About the sea... During a storm, the once calm waters become mighty enough to overturn even the vastest ships. Not unlike you. You are calm—you carry yourself with poise. Yet you wield great power. My brother is uncertain of you, however. He referred to you as a youth of...dubious origin. Oh, but please do not think ill of him! He is incredibly dedicated to his work. So surely you understand why he would have doubts about one of whom he knows so little. Nobody even seems to know your age! Incidentally, how old are you?

Byleth:

Choice 1: I don't actually know.

Choice 2: I'd rather not say.

Flayn:

Choice 1: Wait—you do not know your own age? You truly are mysterious!

Choice 2: Aha! I suspect that if you choose not to say, you must be quite young.

Flayn: Hmm... Looking at you, it is quite difficult for me to determine. I wonder... Could you be younger than your own students?

Byleth: And how old are you?

Flayn: Who, me? Well, I am roughly the same age as the other youths here!

Byleth: You look younger than the others...

Flayn: Be that as it may, it is simply not the case. Oh, by the way, I... I have actually been considering enrolling in the academy myself. But my brother will not allow it. He is a touch overprotective at times... Oh! My apologies! I am sure you have much work to do. I will not keep you any longer. We must speak again sometime...if that would be all right. Have a lovely day!

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Flayn: It has been a while since we last spoke, Professor. Spare me a moment again, will you not?

Byleth: Of course.

Flayn: You recall how you helped me and allowed me to join your class, yes? I have learned a great many things since then. Indeed, I have truly grown so much! This personal growth is due, in large part, to you. And I wish to express my gratitude, sincerely.

Byleth: I'm not sure you've grown that much...

Flayn: Excuse me? Are you implying that I am still naive? I will have you know that I have made many friends, and am constantly learning new things! Why, when I go to the market—alone—I even haggle! You must be familiar with the delicate art of haggling—in which one negotiates a lower asking price for an item. That is the type of knowledge common only to those as mature as myself!

Byleth: How old are you, again?

Flayn: Who, me? Um, have you not asked this once before? It is a bit rude to ask repeatedly, you know.

Byleth: You never told me.

Flayn: Is that so? Well, it seems we have something in common, since I do not know your age either. Come now. There is nothing to be gained from focusing so heavily on age. Touching on a previous discussion, I think I have learned more about you. I mentioned how you possess an air of mystery... I compared you to any old sea, but I have come to realize you are more like a particular sea—one I have seen before. When I was a quite small, my mother would take me out to play in the sea. She was an excellent fisher, my mother. I grew to love fish deeply because of her... Byleth: Where are you going with this?

Flayn: Well, you see, fish are— Oh, er, wait. I was talking about the sea, was I not? Anyhow... I sense that, like the sea, your depths are seemingly impenetrable. Yet, despite your unknowable depths, there is something...familiar about you. It is as if we have met somewhere, long, long ago...

Byleth: You think we've met before?

Flayn: No, I do not think so. It is all quite strange, really. I wonder if we might be distant relatives... No, that cannot be it, either. After all, if we were related, that would mean... Hm, though considering all that Rhea has done, it is not entirely outside the realm of possibility... Hm? Oh, apologies. Just muttering to myself. It is nothing. Mutterings aside, I mean to say that you do not feel like a stranger to me. For whatever reason, I feel deeply connected to you. And for this, I am glad.

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Flayn: ... ...

Byleth: What's wrong?

Flayn: Oh, hello, Professor! How nice to see you. You caught me off guard. I was actually just thinking about you.

Byleth: Why the sigh?

Flayn: Just a moment ago? Well, I... I... I am afraid I just do not understand you. When first we met, I sensed something different about you—something mysterious. And now I am convinced. Your existence itself is very special. Thinking on it, I know it to be true. You have a Crest that should have been lost long ago. You wield the Sword of the Creator as if it is nothing... Your hair and eye color changed on that day five years ago. To the same sort of color as mine and my brother's...

Byleth: What does it all mean?

Flayn: I do not know. My brother refuses to speak to me of it. Since then, you have led us into battle and, thus far, we have always come out victorious. Your comrades and colleagues adore you. They believe in you—in your strength. I doubt that there is a single soul who is likened to you. Who are you really?

Byleth: I don't know.

Flayn: I simply do not understand. Whatever the case may be, having hair like mine is proof that there is something exceptional about you. I may as well come forward with things. I, too, am unlike others.

Byleth: How so?

Flayn: Surely you recall when I was targeted, specifically for my blood? I may not be special in the ways you are, but my blood is rare. It seems the two of us share a special...differentness. I also believe that we are bound together in some way. Of this I am certain. Therefore, I intend to stay by your side and watch over you. Your existence must be preserved at all cost.

Byleth: I would rather protect you.

Flayn: Certainly those are the words of a hero! Let us unite our powers—together, we are unstoppable!

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Flayn: Tell me... What is it you are actually trying to say?

Byleth: I told you already...

Flayn: You cannot possibly be serious. How can this be true? You are sincerely saying that the progenitor god, Sothis, dwells within you and that you have inherited her power? That is utterly...bizarre.

Byleth: But it's the truth.

Flayn: If I may be so bold, do you consider yourself male or female? I have only ever heard of you referred to as a male, but Sothis is most assuredly female. Am I to believe that you are a male goddess? I am not certain how much sense that makes... I suppose there are circumstances by which such a thing is possible...

Byleth: I never said I was a goddess.

Flayn: Oh, are you not? But if you have inherited her power, then surely the two of you have become one. Gah, it all makes my head spin. I suppose I will take your word for it.

Byleth: Flayn... I want you to have this.

(Byleth presents Jeralt's ring)

Flayn: This is a ring... Oh my, it is beautiful! So delicate and feminine. Is this your ring? So then, you walk around with a women's ring. Surely this is proof that–

Byleth: You're missing the point.

Flayn: Am I? Oh! Oh, wait! Now I recall! I have heard that it is customary to bestow a ring upon the person one wishes to marry. Which would mean... Hmm. Does this mean what I think it means?

Byleth: Will you marry me, Flayn?

Flayn: Me? You? Us? You mean to tell me that you have fallen in love... with me?

Byleth: I love you dearly.

Flayn: I think I might faint! I... No one has ever... Well, of course they have not. My apologies. I am quite taken aback! Are you most certain I am the one whom you love?

Byleth nods.

Flayn: I always knew there was a deep, special bond between us. I never quite imagined that it might develop into this. Or...perhaps I did imagine it. Often. I must ask once more–are you certain that you are not the goddess Sothis?

Byleth: I'm not. Really.

Flayn: This is all so surreal. I graciously accept your proposal and this beautiful ring.

(S Support Artwork) Flayn: Your heart is as vast as the ocean. I ask that you wrap me in your embrace, for now and for all eternity.

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Catherine: Sorry to bother you, Professor. I know you're busy.

(Verdent Wind/Silver Snow): You're going to be the new ruler of Fodlan, after all.

(Azure Moon):You're going to be the new archbishop after all.

Catherine:I'd just like a word. As you might imagine, I've been contemplating my future.

Byleth: You're leaving the knights?

Byleth: You're leaving the monastery?

Catherine: That's what I'm trying to figure out. I've always seen myself as a servant of Lady Rhea, not of the church. Now that she's gone, I'm lost. I don't know what to do. I suppose I could go back to Faerghus and take up the Charon name again... But that's not what I want. I'd rather not be tied down by my family name. Byleth: Then carry on as a knight.

Catherine: It wouldn't feel right, falling back on knighthood simply because it's what I know. It would be different if I had a reason to continue being a knight...

Byleth: Such as?

Catherine: Well... If you told me you wanted me to remain a knight, that would be a good enough reason. Or if you said you wanted me to stay by your side forever. Or... if you said you wanted to get married. For example.

Byleth: Then marry me.

Catherine: Wait... Are you being serious?

(Image: Mother's ring)


Catherine: You are!

(Byleth nods)


Catherine:But I'm Thunder Catherine, whose very name frightens little children. Who knows what I might do to you! I'm no good at cooking or sewing or anything even remotely domestic. Why me?

Byleth: Because I love you.

Catherine: You love me... I... I'm glad. As for me, I love you too. Deeply. I never expected things to turn out this way... But now that they have, I'm certain I wish to remain a knight... and stay by your side. Will you accept?

(Byleth nods)


Catherine: Good! After all, swinging a sword has been the only life I've known. But from now on, the power of Thunderbrand is ours, not just mine. For now and forever, you can't escape me. I hope you're ready!

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Shamir: Hey, Professor. The students seem to like you.

Byleth:

Choice 1: Not that much.

Choice 2: It would seem that way.

Shamir:

Choice 1: It doesn't make sense. You don't come across as particularly friendly.

Choice 2: Hah! And you're not modest about it. I like that.

Shamir: Still, I can't deny that you've got skills. It's a little strange, to be completely honest. I had my doubts, but they were right to make you a professor.

Byleth:

Choice 1: I was surprised too.

Choice 2: I knew I could do it.

Choice 3: I'm still not sure...

Shamir:

Choice 1: I'd be suspicious of their true intentions, if I were you... Seems like it turned out just fine for you.

Choice 2: Oh? You're an odd one. But what's it matter? Seems like it turned out just fine for you.

Choice 3: Regardless, seems like it turned out fine for you.

Shamir: I'll admit, it's unbelievable that you used to be a mercenary. I was a merc before coming here, but I can't imagine pulling off your fancy tactician act. I freeze up near royals and nobles.

Byleth:

Choice 1: You were a mercenary?

Choice 2: You're not a fan of nobles?

Shamir:

Choice 1: I was. My family had nothing when I was growing up. There were too many mouths to feed, so I left. Joined up with some mercs for the pay. The work suited me, but I never liked having to bow and scrape to our noble employers.

Choice 2: You deal with a lot of nobles when you're a merc. I didn't mind putting my life on the line, but I never liked having to bow and scrape to our noble employers.

Shamir: That's what I like about being a Knight. I get to punch all the nobles I want. Hah! I'm joking. But the knights do make a good business partner.

Byleth: Business partner?

Shamir: I don't believe in the Church of Seiros. It makes me a bit of an anomaly among the knights. Rhea took me in, so I became a knight to repay my debt to her. I may be a knight, but it still feels like I'm doing the same things I did as a merc. Who knows though? Maybe you and I will end up working together. Us knights are a pretty tough crew... I'm guessing you'd run circles around us though. I'm interested to see where your path leads you.

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Shamir: Thanks for your help out there. Battles tend to go smoother with you around.

Byleth:

Choice 1: The same to you.

Choice 2: Smoother?

Shamir:

Choice 1: Heh. I think you did most of the heavy lifting.

Choice 2: I can count on you doing most of the heavy lifting.

Shamir: It may be unwise to think this way on the battlefield... But I feel I can trust your commands without question.

Byleth:

Choice 1: Why's that?

Choice 2: I still make mistakes.

Shamir:

Choice 1: Not sure. I might have an idea, but... Never mind.

Choice 2: Don't we all? But, judging by the results of our recent battles, you're clearly good at this.

Shamir: I've also noticed that you've been putting me in more precarious situations lately. Almost like you know I won't question your orders.

Byleth:

Choice 1: My apologies for that.

Choice 2: I know I can rely on you.

Shamir:

Choice 1: No need.

Choice 2: Hah!

Shamir: I'm glad you trust me to get the job done, but still... I knew you were doing it on purpose. You're in a very important position, now that you're leader of the Imperial army. Funny to think you used to just teach at the Officers Academy. Your old students still call you "Professor." That's no title for the commander of an army.

Byleth:

Choice 1: There's no harm in it.

Choice 2: I actually like it.

Shamir:

Choice 1: Relax. I was just having fun.

Choice 2: You'll always be their professor, huh?

Shamir: You sure are an interesting one. My people lost the war and I was left to wander Fódlan alone, but I guess meeting you was my prize. You look confused. Did you not know any of this? I was living in my homeland of Dagda, up until the Imperial army destroyed it 10 years ago. But, being a mercenary, I have no real allegiance. That's why I'm working here now. Don't worry though. I don't plan to turn on you.

A Support

Shamir: It's been 10 years... Can I move on yet? Never mind. I know what you'd say.

Byleth:

Choice 1: Were you talking to someone?

Choice 2: What are you doing here?

Shamir:

Choice 1: In a sense. Someone who's long since passed.

Choice 2: I was just thinking about someone I used to know.

Shamir: Another mercenary I fought alongside. They were killed ten years ago when Dagda was in conflict with the Empire. It's all I can focus on lately...

Byleth: Why do you think that is?

Shamir: To be honest, I blame you. Heh. I'm just teasing. I know it's not your fault. You just remind me of him. You give off a similar air... It's uncanny. You even have the same inflection, which makes no sense because we only ever spoke Dagdan. I don't know what it is, but you feel the same to me. I guess you just remind me of the past.

Byleth:

Choice 1: I'm sorry.

Choice 2: I can't really help it...

Shamir:

Choice 1: Please.

Choice 2: That's fair.

Shamir: It's not your fault. It's my fault for getting caught up in memories. Still, you always remember your first love, right? That's enough of that. There are more relevant topics to discuss.

Byleth:

Choice 1: I suppose.

Choice 2: What will you do after the war?

Shamir:

Choice 1: There's no point in dwelling on the past. Let's talk about the future.

Choice 2: Good question. The world is completely open to me.

Shamir: Your next move seems apparent... But...who knows where I'll end up. Though, I may have done enough traveling for one lifetime. I like the idea of having a permanent home. And after all my time here, I've grown quite fond of Fódlan.

S Support

Shamir: Sorry for making you wait. Negotiations went long.

Byleth:

Choice 1: That took forever.

Choice 2: Negotiations?

Shamir:

Choice 1: Hah. Not curious about the contract? They wanted me to stay on as a mercenary, but I said no.

Choice 2: Nothing to worry about. They tried convincing me to stay on as a mercenary, but I said no.

Shamir: I've been considering a different kind of commitment instead. Less of a contract, more of a promise.

Byleth: I'd like that.

Shamir: Good. I thought you might want to follow Fódlan tradition and exchange rings.

(Byleth presents Jeralt's ring)

(Shamir presents ring)

Shamir: Right. That's that. Shall we be off?

Byleth:

Choice 1: That was quick.

Choice 2: Is there anything else?

Shamir: What's wrong? Were you expecting more? We've been fighting together for so long. No need for words. I've said enough... Right?

Byleth: This is a special occasion!

Shamir: I can see this is important to you... Fine then. I vow to stay with you through all of life's many hardships. I will stay by your side, and you'll stay by mine. I left Dagda, crossed through Brigid, and came to Fódlan on my own. I chose the life of a mercenary, alone and free to live wherever and however I pleased... Now I'm choosing to remain here, to live the rest of my life...with you. Is that enough? Now I'm just embarrassed.

Byleth:

Choice 1: That was...wonderful.

Choice 2: I'm embarrassed too...

Shamir: Look at us! We have no idea what to do with ourselves. But you're right. This is a special day. Now then. Are you ready to go?

Byleth: Let's stay a little longer.

Shamir: Fine. We can stay. I've already made a fool of myself. No point in trying to avoid it now. So, what else is there to talk about? Oh, right. Remember when I mentioned how much you have in common with my old partner? I don't think that's actually true. I didn't want to admit that I was attracted to you, so I convinced myself that I was just pining for the past. I was worried that revealing those feelings would ruin our friendship...

Shamir: Anyway. It's your turn to talk. Tell me about your past.

Byleth: There isn't much to tell...

Shamir: Hmph. You're lucky I love you, otherwise I wouldn't let you get away with an answer like that.

Cyril

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Rhea

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Sothis

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Jeritza: ...
(Byleth enters the room and looks at Jeritza.)
Jeritza: What's the matter? Not hungry?

What...is that...


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Jeritza: I am partaking in some sweet delights. Is there a problem?

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's unexpected. You...have a sweet tooth?
Jeritza: Yes...

Jeritza: I am a person too... What I eat is nobody's business but my own. If you need something, spit it out. My ice cream is melting.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I don't need anything. I came to see if you'd join me for training.
Jeritza: Then leave. Jeritza: Perhaps after I finish devouring this treat.

Jeritza: ...

Are you really the Death Knight?

Jeritza: I am. And I am not.
Jeritza: At the moment, I am Jeritza von Hrym. The emperor and the army know me only as the Death Knight... But he is merely an illusion—a demon who resides in my heart. He is not me. Not who I am at my core. He thrives and feasts upon blood, death, suffering... So while I sit here eating, I prefer to just be myself. Jeritza. I would like to be who I truly am.
Jeritza: ...

...

Jeritza: I am incapable of enjoying my dessert with you gawking at me like that. I have no further words for you. Go.
Byleth: (Wow... He likes ice cream...)

B Support

(Byleth is asking people around...)
Imperial Soldier(1): Lord Jeritza? I believe he used to be a professor at the Officers Academy. It was also my understanding that he was personally recommended by Lord Arundel himself, landing him a position as a sword instructor.

Imperial Soldier(2): Whatever the case is, behind that mask of death, there is an emptiness... A void... This is probably just a rumor, but I heard he was found and taken in by Her Majesty herself... Supposedly he's the heir of the Hrym family, but I also heard he's only a distant relative who was adopted. He sure is mysterious...

(Then, Jeritza reaches Byleth.)
Jeritza: You've been asking around about me.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I have. I have not.

Jeritza: It matters not to me, one way or the other. Do you want to know of my past?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I do. I don't
Jeritza: Why? Jeritza: Then why bother asking around?

Jeritza: Friend or foe. That's what you're trying to determine. But you won't find answers merely with words. There is only one path forward. Raise your sword, if you have the nerve. Raise it and fight me. If you want to know my heart, know my sword.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I must fight you? I'm not a fan of bloodshed.
Jeritza: It's only to spar. Nobody will be slain.

Jeritza: I cannot kill you yet. The Death Knight knows that very well. I've been told to refrain from killing you until the war has ended.

Choice 1 Choice 2
By whom? Tell me more.
Jeritza: The emperor. Jeritza: I came to an understanding with the emperor herself and agreed to do her bidding.

Jeritza: The young emperor discovered me, long ago... Though, back then, she was still a princess. Ultimately, it was she who erased my past. She placed me into a family that was disintegrating, that I might be their heir.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Your past, you say? So it was Edelgard...
Jeritza: Indeed. My past. My crimes for killing a useless man and his kin.

Jeritza: To survive, the Death Knight must spill blood. Left to his own devices, he would kill innocent passersby. Through the emperor's grace, he was allowed hunting grounds. That is why, to this day, I follow her. I am not yet ready to yield such fertile hunting grounds. Nor am I ready to truly fight you... Of course, were I not here to hold him back, he would cut you down without hesitation. As for me, I, too... Never mind.
Jeritza: If you've no intention of fighting, then be gone. Perhaps it is he who is to blame, but I... I feel...oddly when I look at you...

A Support

Jeritza: The way your sword glides through the air... I am in awe... You...paired with that sword... It may bring about my end.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I would never kill an ally. Do you want to die?
Jeritza: So weak. That weakness will be your end. Jeritza: I...I do not know. Perhaps I do.

Jeritza: Long ago...when the Death Knight saw you in the Holy Mausoleum, I came to an understanding. That it is you, and you alone, who are capable of slaying me. Only you, with your sword, can do it. Upon reflection, I can see that our encounter was fated to happen. Ever since then, I've been thinking...

Choice 1 Choice 2
Why was I chosen? That there are others stronger than me?
Jeritza: Why, indeed? Why was the Death Knight fixated so fervently upon you? Jeritza: Perhaps that is so.

Jeritza: At that moment, he fell under your spell. You who wields the Sword of the Creator. And now, as I fight alongside you, I too fall victim to your spell. That I am unable to fight you is truly regrettable.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Should we fight? Here and now? First we must end the war.
Jeritza: Now is not the time. Jeritza: Yes, I suppose that is true. This futile, pointless war. Let us end it quickly, then.

Jeritza: Uniting Fódlan and overthrowing the church are mere trivialities to me. All I truly need is you... You, and nothing else.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I... It feels like you like me... That sounds very nice...
Jeritza: Perhaps that is true, viewed in a certain light. Jeritza: It does. In the meantime, continue to strengthen your swordplay.

Jeritza: And please don't get yourself killed by some foolish brigands. You must live, that we might fight one another to the death. I must know which one of us will emerge victorious. For now, I will have to use my imagination and savor the potential outcomes of that future.
Jeritza: I can see it now. You, swiftly dodging my blade, and then at last, your sword piercing my flesh. I stumble to the ground, gasping for air, breathing my last. Or perhaps... Perhaps my blade will pierce you first.

Do you...really want to keep going with this?

Jeritza: No. That is enough. I must refrain from such fantasies—they make my urge to slay you all the stronger. It is enough to stand by your side while I await that day of true pleasure.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I am counting on you. I look forward to fighting you.

Jeritza: Indeed. You and I are fated to be intertwined. I will follow you to the very gates of hell.

S Support

Shambhala, the Underground City*

Jeritza: Huh! Hyah!
(Jeritza swings his blade.)
Agarthan Soldier: Hya!
(The Agarthan soldier falls)
Jeritza: Utterly boring. These kills are worth less than nothing to me. Are you done? Let's move on already.

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Jeritza: The war has ended, and yet this incessant swatting at flies never ceases. I have yet to claim my moment to kill you, it would seem.

Choice 1 Choice 2
We will settle this. You won't be killing me.
Jeritza: Yes, we will. It is all that I live for now. Jeritza: Ah, or will I? The clash of spirits fighting for their lives—battle is the one thing that puts blood in my veins.

Jeritza: Funny, is it not? That we should fight toward the same end, only to vanquish one another in time.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's rare to see you smile. You won't be killing me.
Jeritza: I do not quite know how to articulate these curious feelings... I think it could be described as...contentment? Perhaps it stems from discovering such a creature as you... Jeritza: Perhaps funny was a poor word choice. Happy. Content. Yes, those are better words.

Jeritza: All this time, I had determined it was the Death Knight who was drawn to you... Yet, fighting alongside you, I have come to realize that you are the only being who truly means anything to me. Once we exterminate the rats lurking below ground, and all of this madness is settled... Once that finally happens, all of this will long be forgotten. And we shall indulge in the finer things. Together.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I look forward to it. Until that day comes, you must survive.

Jeritza: Indeed.
Jeritza: I abandoned all that I am. My true name, whatever remnants were left of my past... But now, with the chance to fight you... It is my only reason for existing. I finally understand. It is you alone who can slay the demon that lives inside of me... The Death Knight...
Jeritza: This strange feeling rising up within me... Is this what is called...love?

Choice 1 Choice 2
It may be. I feel the same way.

Jeritza: That...pleases me.
Jeritza: Let us away, then. Beyond these shadows that we have dwelt in for so long. To the very depths of hell, I will tumble down with you.

Yuri

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Balthus

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Constance

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Hapi

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