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Chrom/Quotes (Awakening)

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Event tile and Barracks event quotes

A leader must never rest, never surrender, and most of all never stop learning...
— Chrom, when gaining experience from an event tile or the Barracks.
I got some quick training in. A leader should always be at the top of his game.
— Chrom, when gaining weapon experience from an event tile.
Huh? Did someone drop this?
— Chrom, when finding an item in an event tile or the Barracks.
Where is all this strength coming from? I feel like I could topple a mountain!
— Chrom, when getting a surge in the Barracks.
I hope soon the realm can be at peace...
— Chrom, when failing to get a reward in the Barracks.

Barracks greeting quotes

Hello, Robin. Doing your morning rounds?
— Chrom, during the morning.
Hello, Robin. On a break?
— Chrom, during the afternoon.
Are you as tired as me, Robin? The days fly by so fast...
— Chrom, during the evening.
Robin, I'm glad you're on patrol, but go ahead and rest.
— Chrom, at night.
Happy birthday, Robin!
— Chrom, on Robin's birthday.
Hello, Robin. It's a fine morning, isn't it?
— Chrom, during the morning if married to Robin.
Hello, Robin. Where are we headed today?
— Chrom, during the afternoon if married to Robin.
Hello, Robin. It's gotten late, hasn't it?
— Chrom, during the evening if married to Robin.
Hello, Robin. We should turn in for the night.
— Chrom, at night if married to Robin.

Event tile and Barracks conversation quotes

General quotes

Hello. You're in a good mood. Find a new weapon you like?
— Chrom, when asking a question about mood
Oh, I'm just having a regular day. You're the one who looks happy!
— Chrom, when answering a question about mood
I noticed you vanish from camp sometimes. Where is it you go?
— Chrom, when asking a question about hobby
If I'm not napping, I'm swinging a sword. ...Predictable, I know.
— Chrom, when answering a question about hobby
I've often wondered what drives you. Do you have any dreams or aspirations?
— Chrom, when asking a question about dreams
I just want to be strong enough to keep my friends and loved ones safe.
— Chrom, when answering a question about dreams
You know, you've grown very skilled. Care to pair up in the coming battle?
— Chrom, when asking a question about fighting together
All right. Together, we'll be unstoppable. We'll smash right through their ranks!
— Chrom, when answering a question about fighting together

Quotes specifically with Emmeryn

You seem happy today, Emm. Is your memory clearing up?
— Chrom, when asking Emmeryn a question about mood
I'm just glad to have you back. That's all.
— Chrom, when answering Emmeryn's question about mood
Emm, you've been wandering off alone a lot lately. It's starting to worry me.
— Chrom, when asking Emmeryn a question about hobby
You know me—training, breaking things with my sword... I guess you don't remember.
— Chrom, when answering Emmeryn's question about hobby
Emm, you need to find new dreams. You can't dwell forever on what you've lost.
— Chrom, when asking Emmeryn a question about dreams
I dream of being strong enough to protect the realm you loved. And I swear I will.
— Chrom, when answering Emmeryn's question about dreams
Emm, you need to be careful out there. Stay close to me and be my support.
— Chrom, when asking Emmeryn a question about fighting together
Of course, Emm. I won't let anyone hurt you again.
— Chrom, when answering Emmeryn's question about fighting together

Quotes specifically with a lover

I love you, <lover>. I just want to make sure I say that often.
— Chrom, his "I love you" quote
Well...I love you too. It's a bit silly to just say it like that, but there it is.
— Chrom, responding to his lover's "I love you" quote
<Lover>, I never get tired of looking at you.
— Chrom, his "You're beautiful" quote
You're the one who's beautiful. I'm a lucky man to have you.
— Chrom, responding to his lover's "You're beautiful" quote
How are you holding up, <lover>? I couldn't bear to lose you.
— Chrom, asking his lover not to leave him
Don't worry. I'm doing just fine. I would never leave you to fend for yourself.
— Chrom, answering his lover when asked not to leave her
You dropped something, <lover>. Is this...
— Chrom, when offering his lover a gift
Oh! That's a gift for you. I remember how your eyes lit up when you saw it in town.
— Chrom, when his lover offers a gift

Quotes specifically with a child

Tell me about the future, <child>. How did you pass the time?
— Chrom, when asking a question about a child's life in the future
Well, you missed a lot before we met. More than I could ever describe. We should have a meal and share these stories—just the two of us. That way I can learn more about you, too.
— Chrom, when answering a child's question about his life
How are you holding up, <child>? I've been worried.
— Chrom, asking a child if he/she is ill
I'm just fine. Sorry if I worried you.
— Chrom, answering a child asking if he/she is ill
You must have sacrificed a lot to come back in time, <child>. Anything you need?
— Chrom, when offering his child a gift
That's all right, <child>. I appreciate the thought.
— Chrom, when his child offers a gift
<Child>, we should train sometime. See how you fare against your father!
— Chrom, when asking a child to train
Well, I never turn down a challenge. But don't think I'll pull my punches just for you.
— Chrom, when a child asks to train

Class Change quote

Let's see what I'm capable of now.
— Chrom, when changing class.

Shop quotes

What do you think I need, Robin?
— Chrom, when buying items at a shop.
Robin... Are we strapped for funds?
— Chrom, when selling items at a shop.
Which of my weapons did you want to forge?
— Chrom, when forging weapons at a shop.

Paired battle quotes

My strength is yours.
— Chrom
Stay with us.
— Chrom
Are you ready?
— Chrom
On my mark!
— Chrom
It's alright.
— Chrom
As one!
— Chrom
Stay focused.
— Chrom
I've gotcha!
— Chrom
You can do this.
— Chrom
I got your back.
— Chrom
Face me!
— Chrom, performing a Dual Strike.
My turn!
— Chrom, performing a Dual Strike.
Have another!
— Chrom, performing a Dual Strike.
We're not done yet!
— Chrom, performing a Dual Strike.
Come on!
— Chrom, performing a Dual Strike.
Think again!
— Chrom, performing a Dual Guard.
Hold on! I'm coming!
— Chrom, performing a Dual Guard.

Critical quotes

Your end has come!
— Chrom
Now I'm angry!
— Chrom
I will not fail!
— Chrom
Anything can change!
— Chrom (only after Lucina joins the army)

Victory quotes

— Chrom, when defeating an enemy.
— Chrom, when defeating an enemy.
— Chrom, when defeating an enemy.
Well fought.
— Chrom, when defeating an enemy.
Thanks, friend.
— Chrom, if his partner defeated the enemy.
I owe you.
— Chrom, if his partner defeated the enemy.
Thank you.
— Chrom, if his partner defeated the enemy.

Level up quotes

Well, that was underwhelming...
— Chrom, when one or no stats grow in a Level Up.
My strength comes from diligence.
— Chrom, when two or three stats grow in a Level Up.
I can feel a huge difference!
— Chrom, when four or five stats grow in a Level Up.
No one can stop me now!
— Chrom, when six or more stats grow in a Level Up.
I think I've come about as far as any man can.
— Chrom, when his stats are mostly capped and one or no stats grow in a Level Up.

Defeat/death quotes

— Chrom's defeat voice clip
I'm...sorry, everyone... Leave me... Save yourselves...if you can...
— Chrom

Battle quotes

Against Marth in Chapter 4

Chrom: Who is your father?
Marth: I've said enough for one day, sir.
Chrom: Hmph. Is that how it is? Lissa owes you her life, and for that you have my gratitude. But within these walls, I represent the East-Khan and the interests of Ylisse. I can't promise to stay my blade, but I vow not to shame you.
Marth: Heh, never expected such youthful arrogance... We shall see who shames who!

Against Gangrel in Chapter 11

Gangrel: Come, princeling! I've sharpened my sword just for you!
Chrom: My sister wished for our people to know peace, Gangrel. But as long as you draw breath, it can never come. For Ylisse!

Against Cervantes in Chapter 16

Chrom: Fiend! You invade kingdoms and bully them into submission... Why? What does it achieve?
Cervantes: Do you even need ask, whelp? Emperor Walhart is destined to rule this world, plain and simple.
Chrom: Yes, but to what end?
Cervantes: Irrelevant! Walhart's mind is beyond the grasp of common men.
Chrom: So you don't even know what you're fighting for?
Cervantes: I tend to my own beard, boy. A soldier does not question orders. But he gives his loyalty—and maybe his life—in the service of greater men.
Chrom: Great men? Is living only to conquer so great an ambition?
Cervantes: What could be greater! Once I had dreams myself of commanding a nation... But Walhart? Aye, he dreams bigger. He would rule the entire world! Mine is nothing compared to the moxie of the Conqueror. I am but a single tiny hair on the beard of a flea in his great moustache! Have you not tasted the thrill of being part of something bigger than yourself?
Chrom: Not at the price of inflicting cruelty and suffering, no.
Cervantes: Hmph. Then we have nothing more to discuss. Prepare to learn the meaning of the word "beard." ...Fear, I mean fear!

Against Pheros in Chapter 17

Pheros: Then you'd be Prince Chrom... Once, I followed your exalted sister, you know. Made the pilgrimage all the way to Ylisstol, just to hear her speak. I, too, grew up worshipping Naga and the Earth Mother.
Chrom: ...Yet you abandoned your faith.
Pheros: I have no use for invisible spirits any longer. I serve a god among men now. Emperor Walhart will do what no religion ever could—unite all people.
Chrom: Your naivete betrays you. Think about it: who willingly follows a tyrant?
Pheros: Thinking plays no part in it. In words and deeds, a great leader takes hold of the heart, not the mind. I remember your sister possessing that selfsame gift for inspiring others. Doubtless many still cling to the power of her poetry. But I have found a greater voice...
Chrom: My sister believed we all desire the same thing: peace. If Walhart holds such promise, why must he use violence to unite the people?
Pheros: Now who is being naive, good Prince? Sometimes those who will not walk must be dragged along or pushed aside. So raise your sword, Chrom of Ylisse, and prepare to be pushed aside.

Against Yen'fay in Chapter 18

Chrom: General Yen'fay.
Yen'fay: Aye, that is my name. What would you have of me, Ylissean?
Chrom: I would ask why a famed swordmaster would sell his honor to Walhart.
Yen'fay: ...That is not your concern.
Chrom: ...Are you truly your sister's brother? She is a principled woman. Even knowing Walhart's strength, she has fought on valiantly. Are you so deluded as to genuinely consider her your enemy? Or are you simply afraid of your master?
Yen'fay: Afraid...? Yes, fear plays it's part, that I cannot deny.
Chrom: ...You admit it, then? You are craven!
Yen'fay: I did not say it was fear for my life. That my reasons exist is not cause to explain them all to strangers.
Chrom: If there's honor left in you, say it now. You could still join us...
Yen'fay: The bones have been thrown, lad. All that remains is to see where they fall.
Chrom: So be it.

Against Walhart in Chapter 19

Walhart: Why do you resist me, little Prince?
Chrom: You enslave the weak and kill the able. You are the enemy of peace.
Walhart: I would end the reign of the gods, and you object on moral grounds?! Blood is spilled in any new birth, Prince. And in many a just cause, as you know...
Chrom: There is no justification for what you've done.
Walhart: By whose laws do you judge me? Yours? Your sister's? The gods'?
Chrom: You cannot—
Walhart: Look at you! Are you not ashamed? Your mind is filled with nothing but secondhand beliefs. You dance upon the stage of your gods like a mindless puppet! THAT is what I reject: being a slave to tradition, to obligation. The old ways. Damn the gods! Damn their fates and their destinies! I will have true freedom! Any man who offers less is my enemy.
Chrom: Enough! I don't require every detail of your twisted philosophy. You're a villain and a murderer, plain and simple. And I am the justice you deserve.
Walhart: Ha ha ha! Better, Prince. Much better! Be not an agent of someone else's justice, but justice itself! Now, let us fight as two great men, freed of their gods. I grant any challenger the chance to test his will against my own... But you, too, shall be found wanting!

Against Walhart in Chapter 20

Chrom: Walhart!
Walhart: Prince...
Chrom: Will you surrender?
Walhart: Don't waste my time with questions you know the answers to, boy.
Chrom: It did not have to be this way... You believe in mankind's strength...So did my sister. You believe that we are masters of our destinies... So do I. You could have joined with us.
Walhart: ME, JOIN YOU?! Does a pegasus join with the flea on its back? A dragon, with a cow it eats?! You forget your place, BOY. I am the Conqueror! I will unite the world!
Chrom: No! ...I will. And not by forcing all the people to choose the sword or the knee. Peace will only come by stoking people's hearts...not their fear.
Walhart: You think that's what you've done? What your sister did before you? No, she shouted some nonsense and leapt off a rock! Such weakness!
Chrom: Wrong. Not weakness-strength. That one act lives on, and WILL live on, longer than all of your conquests...
Walhart: And longer than you will... Come then, flea, and die for your peace!
Chrom: Emm, I tried...

Against Aversa in Chapter 22

Chrom: A final question, witch, before you die—
Aversa: Oh? Then perhaps one final answer, boy, before you fail...
Chrom: Who is Validar? Why do you follow him?
Aversa: He is... a father to me.
Chrom: ...What?! But... You're Avatar's sister?!
Aversa: Aha ha ha! You damn fool! Not literally... But he did raise me as if I were his own. Taught me everything... I was a poor orphaned wretch with dirt for food, yet Master Validar took me in. He provided when others would have watched me starve. I would never presume that he loves me... But he is everything I know of love. I would gladly die at his command.
Chrom: Even knowing his actions will destroy the world?
Aversa: But he IS the world - and it is YOU that would destroy HIM! From where I stand, YOU are the only aggressor here. How Robin lives with the shame, attacking his/her own blood...
Chrom: Robin sees beyond himself/herself, to the larger reality. One person's life means nothing in the shadow of millions.
Aversa: A sweet sentiment, and easily spoken when you bear no love for the one... But more difficult when the sacrifice was your exalted sister, wasn't it? I don't expect you to see the world through my eyes, Prince. But I won't pretend to understand how things look through yours.
Chrom: ...Then I suppose there is nothing more to say.
Aversa: No, I suppose there isn't.

Against Validar in Chapter 23

Validar: Heh ha, are you so eager to meet your end, little Prince? You WILL die here. Your future is already written.
Chrom: I tell you again: I make my own future. And it's one you'll not live to see!

Against Grima in Grima

Chrom: I come to end you, Grima!

Endgame: Grima quotes

The war is ended, my friends. Never again will the fell dragon trouble our world. I owe you all far more than words can ever repay. Especially Robin, who gave [himself/herself] to save us all. To save all the worlds to come. [...] Don't cry, Lissa. We'll see [him/her] again. I'm sure of it. Remember what Naga said? That Robin would survive if our ties were strong enough. This isn't over. I believe Robin is out there...somewhere... And I'll find [him/her]. If it takes me the rest of my days, I'll find [him/her]...
— Chrom, if Robin sacrifices him/herself to kill Grima.
He may rise to threaten the world again, but he'll never destroy it. One such as I, or the first exalt before me... One will rise up to challenge him. Shepherds... Friends... The war is over! The fell dragon's era of chaos has been averted! The Risen will trouble our world no more! You all know that I'm a simple man, never one for speeches or song... But you need to know this... All that is good and brave in me and what I have done is because of you! We have weathered a sea of horror, but we did it as one. And, finally, we have come to the inviting shores of a bright future. Together.
— Chrom, if Chrom lands the final blow on Grima.

Against Eirika in Champions of Yore 1

Eirika: So you really are brigands. Why did you lie to me, sir? I will not stand for being deceived!
Chrom: How can I deceive you if I can't even get a word in edgewise? ... But if it's a fight you want, I can deliver in spades.

Against Eirika in Champions of Yore 3

Chrom: Let me guess, you won't be deceived by the likes of brigands?
Eirika: You're very perceptive. Now come at me!

Against Sigurd in Lost Bloodlines 1

Sigurd: Are you the enemy commander? You can still leave here with your lives.
Chrom: I appreciate the offer, but would it shock you if I refused?

Against King Marth in Lost Bloodlines 2

King Marth: Are you the leader of the visiting forces?
Chrom: Please don't ask me to yield. I have no choice but to defeat you.
King Marth: Then it seems neither of us has a choice. Draw, sir!

Against Sigurd in Lost Bloodlines 3

Sigurd: Lead your army hence. I will not ask again.
Chrom: You speak as though you're the only man with a purpose. Think again!

Against King Marth in Lost Bloodlines 3

King Marth: The enemy commander, I presume? Leave. You do not belong here.
Chrom: Perhaps not. But I have my reasons to fight!

Against Ike in Smash Brethren 1

Ike: You're the commander of these otherworldly forces? You seem like a man who could be reasoned with.
Chrom: I would be, but I'm not here to reason—I'm here to fight. Shall we?

Against Ike in Smash Brethren 3

Chrom: We will defeat you and restore peace to this world!
Ike: I believe that's my line. Come on!

Against Pr. Marth in Rogues & Redeemers 2

Pr. Marth: Are you the commander of the otherworldly forces?
Chrom: Yes. But don't try and dissuade me. We must see our task here through.
Pr. Marth: You'll have to win that right!

Against Pr. Marth in Rogues & Redeemers 3

Chrom: You're formidable opponents, all of you.
Pr. Marth: As are you. So why not spare us this violence and return to your world?
Chrom: Sorry, but that cannot happen until we've defeated every last one of you.

DLC battle quotes

Why in the seven hells am I fighting for someone else's nest egg? I don't think I've had a less inspiring cause in my whole life. Well, as long as there are enemies here, I may as well use them for training.
— Chrom, in The Golden Gaffe.
Shooing miscreants away from crops? Am I back in my early Shepherd days? Still, I've vowed to help people in need, so help I shall!
— Chrom, in EXPonential Growth.
You said you gave your lives in a battle on which the future hung in the balance. Then you should understand why I have to defeat you here... I'm sorry, friend, but I can ill afford to share your fate!
— Chrom, in Infinite Regalia.
I wish I had the power to give you back your lives... But now that you're Risen, all I can do is fell you again—hopefully for good. Forgive me for not reaching you sooner...
— Chrom, in Death's Embrace.
A tremor, followed by a surge of Risen... It's just like what happened in Ylisse. And that was just the beginning of all our troubles... I'm not about to let the same or worse happen here!
— Chrom, in Five-Anna Firefight.
Who knew we had a roster? And from the sounds of it, quite a scandalous one... Well, my army's reputation is MY reputation. I have to get that book back!
— Chrom, in Roster Rescue.
It feels a bit strange to get the celebrity treatment... But I'll admit—after a long march, it's nice to be pampered. The least we can do in return is live up to the gossip and rout these fiends!
— Chrom, in Summer Scramble.
You Risen stick out like sore thumbs in a place as tranquil as this. Seriously, can we not even take a bath in peace? Oh well. A Shepherd's got to do what a Shepherd's got to do!
— Chrom, in Hot-Spring Scramble.