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FEFT Cath.png
Artwork of Cath from The Binding Blade.

A young thief who steals only from the rich.








Unnamed father


The Master Thief


The Binding Blade

Ha, maybe not. What I'm doing is theft, I won't deny that. But... I will say this. I'll never, ever do things like burning villages down and hurting innocent people.
— Cath to Garret in a support conversation.

Cath (Japanese: キャス Cath) is a character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. She first appears in Chapter 6. She can be recruited from Chapter 12 to Chapter 22 if talked to by Roy three times, once per chapter.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


Cath is a crafty and cheery young girl who took up thievery after a group of soldiers and nobles, presumably from Bern, had her village burnt down to the ground. As a result of nobility being behind this felony, Cath began to steal gold and other valuables from the greedy rich and give all of it to the poor and unfortunate. She also possesses a deep-seated hatred towards her own father, who she regards to as a coward, as he was the one who particularly burned down the village under the order of the nobles. At first, she is reluctant to join Roy, merely because he is himself a noble from Pherae. However, if the player gets him to talk to her three times, each time in different levels, she will join Roy's army, and help him in his good cause to stop Bern's tyranny and help in the reconstruction of her village.

After the war ended and Bern was defeated, Cath continued to travel around the world, continuing to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Her name was imprinted in history as a master thief and a legend.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait cath fe06.png
Ma gba thief cath playable.gif Thief
Level 5
Affinity Is gba animaaffin.png
Recruitment: Talk with Roy in three different chapters

Stats Growth Rates

Iron Sword
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif E GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --
Cath appears in chapters 6, 8, 12, 16, 20 (A and B versions), and 22, and will join the third time she is spoken to, first available in Chapter 12. Cath will not appear in future chapters if she is either recruited or killed.


This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Cath is not a very good unit.
While she might be the worst thief, she is far from useless. True, even if you recruit her on the earliest possible chapter, she will still join with incredibly low base stats. One might see her fairly high growth rates, especially speed, and decide to train her, but in reality that is an awful idea, as thieves in The Binding Blade: cannot promote, not to mention they can only use swords and have only 6 movement. In fact, her viability has absolutely nothing to do with her combat in the slightest.

It may appear to some that, stealing Cath's items and killing her when she first appears may be more beneficial than recruiting her. You can acquire a Vulnerary and Lockpick by stealing from Cath. True, killing her stops her from showing up in later chapters to steal your loot, but if you play at a decent pace, it is trivial to talk to her or steal her stuff before she gets anywhere near the chests. If recruited, she has several instances of utility that vastly overshadow some minor loot. For one, if recruited in chapter 12, she can help open chests, meaning you do not need a deployment slot for another thief. In addition to this, with her hard mode bonuses, she can open chests effectively on maps with siege tomes, such as 16, as with a pure water she can take a hit, which Chad cannot do untrained, and as previously stated, training thieves is pointless. If Astolfo is dead or grabbing the chests on the other side of the map, Cath can be very useful for this purpose. If you really don't want to recruit Cath, you can steal her stuff multiple times if you don't recruit her and keep letting her come in as a reinforcement.

Personality and character

Cath is a very cunning thief, and she takes great pride in her skill. She regards to herself as a master thief, as she steals from the rich and gives to the poor, and has her ways around thievery, whether it be switching bags of money with duplicates, or by simply using deception, as seen in her support conversation with the pirate Geese, where she pretends to be drunk and vulnerable (This fails, however).[1] She claims that she gives all of the money she steals to the peasantry, and that she does not keep any of the pilfered treasures for herself, which reveals her selfless motives for thievery.[2] She is also cheery and optimistic, as seen in her support conversations with Chad, whom she humorously regards to as "Servant #1."[3] Before she eventually joins up with Roy and his army, she can be seen appearing on random maps as a red unit, going around and picklocking treasure chests. This continues until the player has Roy talk to her three times, causing her to eventually be convinced to join Roy's army.

There are three particular types of people whom Cath holds a grudge against: Nobility, bandits, and most importantly, her father. During the war, a large group of soldiers and nobles, possibly from Bern, came to her village, and orders all of its civilians to burn it down. They, of course, refused to do so. In response, the nobles prepared to raid the village, until Cath's father, seeing the incident, took the torch and burned the entire village, crops and all, to the ground.[4] Ever since then, she has retained a hatred towards both nobility and her own father. As a result, she left what used to be her village in order to steal from the rich and give to the poor, promising herself that she will never be cowardly like her father. However, Bartre, a veteran warrior, explains to Cath how maybe her father should not deserve her hate, because he burned down the village in order to protect her daughter from the soldiers. Afterwards, Cath still ends up keeping her regards to her father as cowardly, but she does say she would take Bartre's thoughts into account.[5] As well as her hatred towards the rich and her father, she also holds great hostility towards bandits, as shown in her support with Garret, who is, himself, a bandit.[6]

Support conversations

Main article: Cath/Supports
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Berserker Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
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Thief Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
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Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
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Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Click here for more details on supports.


Cath, Master Thief
Cath set out to travel the world after the war. She then continued to give to the poor while exposing the secrets of greedy nobles and merchants. Her name remains in history today in "The Legend of the Master Thief."


Battle Quote

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Death Quote

Heh heh... I goofed up...
— Cath

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Cath is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Cath
TCGCipher B16-026HN.png Phantom Thief Girl, Cath


"...You don't know who I am? I'm Cath, the mystery thief!"
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Thief Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
"I'll help myself to the treasure!": [Activate] [Tap this unit] If your opponent has 6 or more cards in their hand, your opponent chooses 1 card from their hand and send it to the Retreat Area.
Locktouch: [Activate] [Tap this unit] Reveal the topmost card of your opponent's deck. If that card has a deployment cost of 3 or higher, you may [Flip one bond card]. If you do, draw 1 card.
Card #B16-026HN • Artist: sachie
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Cath .

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade A young thief who steals only
from the rich.*


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  • Cath's theme song was rearranged for two songs from The Blazing Blade, "Going My Way" and "Merlinus", which are associated with Serra and Merlinus, respectively.
  • In Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE the clerk at the Anzu costume shop resembles Cath, following with the theme of several other shopkeepers resembling Fire Emblem series characters.
  • Cath's design may be inspired by the character "Rei", planned to appear in the cancelled Fire Emblem: Ankoku no Miko.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes


Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources.





Officially romanized as Cath. A variant of the Greek names Catherine and Cathy. Cath literally means pure.[7]


Small portrait cath fe06.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait cath fe06.png Ma gba thief female enemy.gif Thief Ma gba thief female playable.gif
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Other appearances


  1. "Cath: Hey, Geeeese.
    Geese: Yeah?
    Cath: Ohhh... I think I'm drunk...
    Geese: ......
    Cath: Can you stay and revive me? Come on...
    Geese: ... Hey.
    Cath: Yeah?
    Geese: Were you hit with a Berserk staff or something?
    Cath: Huh?
    Geese: Whatever you're doing, it's not very convincing at all.
    Cath: What!? You withstood my seduction moves!? You're no ordinary man!
    " — Cath and Geese's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Hugh: I mean, don't you already have a ton of money if you're a thief?
    Cath: No. Why would I?
    Hugh: Yeah, right! I see you running around looting chests all the time!
    Cath: I give it all to the poor. I'm a master thief, I have my dignity. I would never even keep 1G of the money I steal.
    Hugh: Then... Are you going to give the money you take from me to the poor as well?
    Cath: Of course.
    " — Hugh and Cath's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Chad: ...I wasn't good in my studies, but when I drew pictures, Father praised me. He said I had clever fingers, and that I could be an artist someday.
    Cath: ...... I see... ...... ...... Ah! I don't like situations like this. I want to live more optimistically. You should do the same, #1.
    Chad: What do you mean, #1!?
    Cath: You. You're my Servant #1, remember?
    Chad: I never agreed to that!
    " — Chad and Cath's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "Cath: ... Our village was burned to the ground in the war. A bunch of soldiers came and ordered us to set our houses on fire. No one did... I mean, who would? It was our home. Soon the soldiers got impatient and drew their swords... That's when one of the villagers took a torch and went around setting the place on fire. That coward... was my father." — Cath and Bartre's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "Cath: I swore to myself that I would never become a coward who goes around bowing down to power like that. That's why I...
    Bartre: Cath... you're wrong.
    Cath: What?
    Bartre: No one would enjoy burning down their own village. But your father... he had something he needed to protect.
    Cath: ......
    Bartre: Your father didn't have the strength to defeat the soldiers. But he was fighting all the same. He was gritting his teeth and fighting to protect something that was more important than his house and crops. ... He was fighting to protect you.
    Cath: ...... ...... Ha... I don't think so. My father's just a coward. He's nothing like you. But... I suppose I could think of it that way...
    " — Cath and Bartre's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  6. "Cath: I freaking hate bandits! I feel like tearing my hair out when I hear about them." — Cath and Garret's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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