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Chad

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Chad

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

An orphan from the Lycian border to Bern.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

Teens

Nationality

Lycian and Sacaean

Starting class

Thief

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

Chad (チャド, Chado) 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

Role

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
Thief
Level 1
Affinity Is gba thunderaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 3, automatically on Turn 1.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif E GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


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]

Supports

Main article: Chad/Supports
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Chad
Thief
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Lugh
Mage Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+2
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Cath
Thief Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
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Hugh
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Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Raigh
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Initial: 1
Per turn:+2
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Elen
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Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Endings

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.

Quotes

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.

Other appearances

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
Chad See the Japanese name.
Japanese チャド Romanized as Chad in the Fire Emblem Museum website[dead link].

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 Christianism to Mercia.[10]

Chad is also the the name of a country in central Africa.

Gallery

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

References

  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
  9. http://www.meaning-of-names.com/english-names/chad.asp
  10. http://www.pase.ac.uk/jsp/DisplayPerson.jsp?personKey=1581


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Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEkhidnaElenElphinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLalumLanceLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Bosses ArcardoBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdennKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
The Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierSaint's Staff
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond the DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Related topics Fire Emblem: Hasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline