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The Binding Blade Heroes

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

An orphan from the Lycian border to Bern.








Lycian and Sacaen

Starting class


Voiced by


...Stealing's the only way I could live. I'm an orphan.
— Chad to Hugh in a support conversation.

Chad (Japanese: チャド Chad) is a character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He first appears in Chapter 3. He is a thief from an orphanage in Araphen, along with Lugh and Raigh. After Bern destroyed his home, he sets off to seek revenge.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


Chad is a child from an orphanage in the march of Araphen. According to the artbook, Chad comes from Sacae; given his appearance, he is most likely of mixed blood - his origins are never mentioned in the game. In the orphanage, he became good friends with a younger boy, Lugh.

Once Bern started invading other countries, the orphanage had trouble to meet ends, so Chad, being the oldest child, felt responsible for them. However, he seems to have been deemed as too young to be hired for any kind of job, so he ended up resorting to thievery.[1] His life changes when Bern and its Dragon Knights attack Araphen Castle, where the Lycian League was holding a meeting; the father in charge of the orphanage is killed by Bern's soldiers and the orphanage itself is burned down. After deciding to take revenge on Bern, Chad finds the Pheraen army and joins it, offering his skills as a thief for the rest of the war.

During the battle on Araphen, Chad comes across Lugh, who followed him to the battlefield. Although Chad tries to persuade Lugh to go back with the other children, at the end he seems happy to fight alongside his best friend. In the Western Isles, Chad finds Lugh's disappeared twin brother, Raigh. When informed of the orphanage's fate, Raigh decides to join Roy's army, much to Chad's surprise.

Once Bern is defeated and the war is over, Chad quits thievery and helps orphans across the whole continent.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait chad fe06.png
Ma gba thief playable.gif Thief
Level 1
Affinity Is gba thunderaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 3, automatically on Turn 1

Stats Growth Rates

Iron Sword
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif E GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


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

Chad is the first thief you get in The Binding Blade. He joins with low bases, but high growths, however said growths do not help him very much as thieves cannot promote in The Binding Blade and his incredibly low bulk prevent him from being trained up without being exposed to many risks. However, Chad's main asset is not his combat, but his ability to open chests, doors and steal items from enemies. As the first thief he has a high number of chests and doors to open, particularly in chapter 6, as well as steal the red gem from the wyvern in chapter 7. Unfortunately for Chad in chapter 8, Astolfo, another thief joins who outclasses him pretty badly. Astolfo joins with much better bases and a C rank in swords which make him a fairly decent combat unit, unlike Chad and the player can also obtain Cath who is fairly similar to Chad. Items such as chest and door keys become buyable which lowers Chad's niche even further. There are still some chapters where bringing two thieves can be useful, but other than that there is little reason to deploy Chad after the earlygame.

Fire Emblem Heroes


Chad is one of the characters added to the game in the Heavenly Witness update, and became available for summoning by players on November 19, 2019. Only one variation of Chad is currently available in Heroes, based on his The Binding Blade incarnation.

Starting stats

★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★

Portrait chad lycian wildcat feh.png
Rarity ★★★
Weapon type Is feh colorless dagger.png
Movement type Infantry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 17/18/19
Attack 4/5/6 Speed 7/8/9
Defense 5/6/7 Resistance 4/5/6
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Dagger
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png --

Skill set

Skill set
Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Iron Dagger Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Dagger Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Rogue Dagger ★★★ 200 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Rogue Dagger+ ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh skill support.png Draw Back ★★★ 150 SP
Is feh escape route 1.pngB Escape Route 1 ★★★ 60 SP
Is feh escape route 2.pngB Escape Route 2 ★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh escape route 3.pngB Escape Route 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh spd smoke 1.pngC Spd Smoke 1 ★★★ 60 SP
Is feh spd smoke 2.pngC Spd Smoke 2 ★★★ 120 SP
Is feh spd smoke 3.pngC Spd Smoke 3 ★★★★ 240 SP

Personality and character

Being the oldest child in the orphanage where he grew up, Chad became a serious person, who feels it is his duty to care for the other children.[2] He knows that thievery is not good, but he knows there is no other option for him, too.[3] He is also very aware of his social status, calling Raigh out on his disrespectful behavior.[4] Yet Chad still has childish traits, as Lugh points out; he seems to be really happy when eating,[5] and embarrassed when doing good actions. He is also uncertain of the bonds between him and Lugh; as Lugh has a twin, Chad confesses he always felt a little left out.[6] He was not a good student, but his drawing skills were always praised by the father in charge of the orphanage.[7]

Chad's grudge against Bern is handled in his supports with Elen. At first he is grateful for Elen's help, but when she tells him that she is from Bern, Chad shuts her off. After some time, Chad tells her his story and admits that he had to rethink his views on Bern's people.[8]


Main article: Chad/Supports
Portrait chad fe06.png
Is gba thunderaffin.png
Small portrait lugh fe06.png
Mage Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+2
Small portrait cath fe06.png
Thief Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
Small portrait hugh fe06.png
Mage Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Per turn:+

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Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait raigh fe06.png
Shaman Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+2
Small portrait elen fe06.png
Cleric Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin6}}}affin.png|link={{{affin6}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

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Click here for more details on supports.


Chad, Lycian Wildcat
Short: Worked to help orphans.

Long: Chad gave up thievery after the war. He traveled across the continent and dedicated his life to helping orphaned children. Not many would guess from his actions that he was once a cunning thief.


Battle quotes

I have friends I can trust. There's no way I could lose now!
— In the final chapter.

Death quote

No! Why here...? Lugh... I'm sorry...
— Chad.

Heroes quotes

Main article: Chad/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Chad
TCGCipher B05-024HN.png Lycian Wildcat, Chad


"I have to get revenge for my orphanage!"
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Thief Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Steal: [Trigger] When this unit's attack destroys an enemy, reveal the top card of your opponent’s deck. You may then place that card in their Retreat Area.
Attack Support Sword of the Thieving Wildcat: [Support] If your opponent's support is a card with a deployment cost of 3 or more, you may [Flip one bond card] to draw a card.
Card #B05-024HN • Artist: Yoko Maturica
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Chad .


Etymology and other languages

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


As of Fire Emblem Heroes. See the Japanese name.



Romanized as Chad in the Binding Balde website. Chad is a male name of British Celtic origin. It seems to come from the Welsh word cad, which means "battle."[9] Chad (Ceadda) of Mercia was an Anglo-Saxon abbot, who was later canonized. He and his brother, Cedd, are considered to play main roles in introducing Christianity to Mercia.[10] Chad is also the the name of a country in central Africa.



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Traditional Chinese




Small portrait chad fe06.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait chad fe06.png Thief
Bs fe06 chad thief sword.png

Heroes artwork

Other appearances


  1. "Chad: Poppa was a good man, but he could only keep the orphanage running through charity. After the war started we began to run low on food and clothes. I was the oldest of the orphans, but I couldn't find any work. So the only way to get food was to steal." — Chad and Hugh's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Chad: I used the money to buy a strong sword. I'm going to use it to end this war quickly. Then I can go back to the children!
    Hugh: So the kids are family to you. You want to protect them.
    " — Chad and Hugh's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Hugh: You'd be surprised. You're an honest kid. You sure you chose the right career?
    Chad: Stop calling me "kid". My name is Chad.
    Hugh: All right, Chad. So tell me, why'd you become a thief?
    Chad: ...Stealing's the only way I could live. I'm an orphan.
    " — Chad and Hugh's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "Raigh: What do you want?
    Chad: Roy... I mean Lord Roy wants to see us.
    Raigh: You think I care?!
    Chad: P-pipe down! Don't be so loud! That Merlinus guy'll be after us again!
    Raigh: You're afraid of that old geezer, aren't you?
    Chad: Well, sure. He and Lord Roy are nobles.
    Raigh: Ha ha. Little Chad bows down to nobles now, does he?
    Chad: Laugh if you like. But let me say this. Nobility don't like to be opposed. Lord Roy doesn't seem like he would anger too easily, but I don't know about the others.
    " — Chad and Raigh's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "Chad: Wow, baked tarts! Where'd you get these?
    Lugh: The man who delivers our meals gave me some extra ones.
    Chad: ...They look so good... Can I really have them?
    Lugh: Of course.
    Chad: All right! Thanks! ...They taste as good as they look.
    Lugh: Ha ha!
    Chad: What?
    Lugh: Oh, sorry. It's just that you always look so happy when you're eating.
    " — Chad and Lugh's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  6. "Chad: How can I say this...? Your twin brother, Raigh. I always felt I was the odd one out when we three were together.
    Lugh: Don't be ridiculous! You're family to me, just as much as Raigh is!
    Chad: Yeah, I know! I know better now. I was just creating a wall around myself. But now I know that you're family.
    " — Chad and Lugh's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  7. "Cath: ...You're an orphan.
    Chad: ...I wasn't the brightest student, but Poppa always praised my drawings. He said I had nimble fingers and that I could be an artist someday...
    " — Chad and Cath's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  8. "Chad: My hatred for Bern fuels my strength... The drive to avenge Poppa and protect all the orphans... That was my purpose in life. It felt just!
    Elen: Do you hesitate now?
    Chad: ...I hated everyone from Bern. I thought they only cared about themselves. ...Until I met you.
    " — Elen and Chad's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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