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|“||Hmm... He's a tad rough around the edges for a noble... His hair especially is an absolute mess...||”|
— Clarine when Klein asks her opinion on Roy.
Clarine (Japanese: クラリーネ Clarine) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade who first appears in Chapter 4: Crumbling League. A quite spoiled and snobbish troubadour, Clarine is the daughter of Lord Reglay and the younger sister of the Archery General of Etruria.
- 1 Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- 2 Fire Emblem Heroes
- 3 Personality and character
- 4 Supports
- 5 Endings
- 6 Quotes
- 7 Other appearances
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Etymology and other languages
- 10 Gallery
- 11 References
Clarine is the second child of Pent and Louise, the counts of Reglay. As most ladies of Etruria, she has lived secluded and surrounded by all kinds of luxuries. However, previous to the games' events, she left the family mansion to visit her brother, Klein, who is the current Archery General of their country and whom she greatly admires.
While searching in Lycia, she is captured by Erik, the marquess of Laus, who claims to be able of reuniting her with Klein. His real motive, though, is to offer her as a gift to Narcian, one of the Wyvern Generals of Bern. When presented to Narcian, she mocks him, barely keeping her life thanks to the unexpected invasion of Roy's army. Erik locks her up, so that Narcian can use her later, but Rutger, a mercenary hired by Erik, sets her free and makes her leave the castle amidst the confusion.
Suddenly, Clarine finds herself in the middle of a battle and decides to join Roy's side to stay out of danger. When Rutger appears on the battlefield, she rides towards him and angrily berates him for not treating royalty correctly; her remark about fighting against Bern makes him to defect to Roy's side as well. After the battle, she remains in the army for the rest of the war.
Some time after, when the Lycian Army is fighting bandits in the Western Isles, she finally meets her brother and convinces him to not attack the Lycian Army and to join their cause, confessing how mortifying the Etrurian nobles' behavior towards the islands is.
After Bern is defeated and the war is over, she returns home and carries on with her normal life, gaining the admiration of her peers with her kindness and charm.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
Clarine is the first Troubadour you get in The Binding Blade, because of this, along with being your second healer, she is an incredibly valuable unit in the earlygame. She comes with fairly low bases in every area besides luck, speed and resistance, with growths that focus on speed and luck. Because of this, Clarine mostly relies on dodging as she can often be one shot by physical and take a lot of damage from magic using enemies as well. Luckily, thanks to the low accuracy of most enemies in The Binding Blade Clarine can dodge consistently if given a few levels or a support partner, Klein and Rutger being notable examples, but the player should not rely on her dodgetanking very much as she can get one shot very easily. Clarine comes with a low staff of D which lets her only use Mend and the Heal staff at base and she will have a hard time building up her staff rank quickly. Another thing worth noting is how Clarine faces competition from staff users later in the game, particularly Cecilia, because of her low base staff rank and low magic growth. Clarine also does not benefit much from a high amount of training as it take a lot of time to train her up and she is not a very good user of higher rank staves thanks to her aforementioned low magic. However, despite all of this Clarine is a very useful unit. Thanks to her mount she has high movement at base, particularly useful thanks to the large maps in the game, she also has a low Constitution which gives her very high Aid, allowing her to rescue most player units, and the ability to be rescued by most characters. Her low constitution might seem like a flaw after promotion, but anima magic in The Binding Blade has such low weight that it barely affects her. This is also without mentioning Clarine's high availability and her being the only unit with both mounted and healing utility for a large part of the game, with her only competition being Saul and Elen who both lack a mount. Clarine only get E rank in Anima tomes upon promotion, but also gets additional movement and staff rank making it a very worthwhile promotion overall.
Overall, Clarine is a solid unit that is invaluable in the earlygame, but drops off around the later chapters as she faces notable competition. Clarine can still preform decently if given investment and is never truly bad, just slightly outclassed.
Clarine is one of the characters available to be summoned by players from the game's initial launch. Only one variation of Clarine is currently available in Heroes, based on her The Binding Blade incarnation.
Despite Clarine's lowest inherent rarity being three-star, some skill information pertaining to a one-star version of Clarine is known.
★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|Swift-Winds Balm||★★★★||150 SP|
|A||Resistance +1||★★★||30 SP|
|A||Resistance +2||★★★★||60 SP|
|A||Resistance +3||★★★★★||120 SP|
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Personality and character
Clarine is a self-centered and arrogant girl who is often rude to others, although she does have good intentions. She usually looks down on people due to their social status, and takes great pride in her Etrurian heritage, remarking that Lance is not as good as Etrurian knights are. She also seems to romanticize the concept of gentlemen and knighthood, asking either Lance or Rutger to take care of her at all costs, and even authorizing the Pheraen cavalier to kiss her hand.
Despite her mean appearance, Clarine does have a kind side, shown in her support conversations with Rutger and Dorothy. She takes the timid archer under her protection and tries to make her a true lady, helping Dorothy with her self-esteem issues and becoming good friends in the process, while with Rutger, she recognizes some of her mistakes with her treatment of the swordsman and apologizes to him. While growing up, she heard many stories about Dieck, the mercenary who saved Klein's life. She is really happy to have met him at last, as she always considered him an important person.
She greatly admires her older brother, Klein, and strives to become a source of pride for him. Her need for his approval is so big that she is willing to do anything, even to mistreat others. Eventually, he calls her out on it, stating that she is still a child.
Clarine takes great pride in her appearance; despite being in the middle of a war, she suggests Dorothy to wash her hair three times a day. When reminiscing about her childhood with her brother, she mentions how one of her goals was to be the most elegant lady in Etruria. Yet, some time after joining Roy's army, she states that she does not want to go back to the mansion, even though she wants to see her parents. According to her she would have to live a boring life. By then, she has grown up enough to desire a more interesting life than just decorating herself. This shows that she has grown up as not just a snobbish girl but a quite introspective lady.
- Main article: Clarine/Supports
Clarine, Willful Lady
Short: Returned to Etruria.
Long: Clarine returned home to Aquileia and lived her life as she did before the war. Her personality never changed, but her charm earned her the admiration of her peers in the Etrurian nobility.
|“||Narcian: You...! You're that girl!
Clarine: Excuse me? Have we met before?
Narcian: What?! You have forgotten me?! That...is inconceivable!
— Against Narcian.
|“||This is the end! We've come too far to lose now!||”|
— In the final chapter.
|“||No! Please, help! Klein, my brother...||”|
- Main article: Clarine/Quotes (Heroes)
Fire Emblem Cipher
Clarine is currently featured on four cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- Two of the below cards' quotes are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Clarine|
|Carefree Little Lady, Clarine|
|"There's no one in the world dreamier than my big bro!"|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Valkyrie||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|"I command you to protect me!": [Activate]   Choose a card in your Retreat Area with the same name as another ally in the same area as this unit and add that card to your hand.|
"Big Brother Klein!!": [Always] During your turn, while this unit is being supported by "Klein", this unit gains +50 attack.
|Card #B05-027HN • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa|
|Distinguished Lady, Clarine|
|Attack: 30||Support: 20||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Troubadour||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Heal: [Activate]   Choose a card in your Retreat Area except "Clarine" and add that card to your hand..|
Miracle Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your opponent’s attacking unit cannot perform a Critical Hit.
|Card #B05-028N • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa|
|Magic Talent from Her Fathher, Clarine|
|"True, I could live a life without worry if I stayed at the manse... But it would be so dreadfully dull!"|
"I shall be a Mage General like Lady Cecilia! And I will give you, the new Archer General, my full support. Then we shall be together always!"
|Attack: 60||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Valkyrie||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|Toward Her Dream Future: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Choose 1 ally in the same area as this card. Then, choose 1 card with the same name as that ally from your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand.|
"Oh, I love you, Klein!": [Always] If you have an allied "Klein", this unit gains +10 attack.
|Card #B16-011R(+) • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa (B16-011R), Kokon Konfuzi (B16-011R+)|
|Young Noblewoman of House Reglay, Clarine|
|"Listen and be dumbstruck! I am Lady Clarine, of the noble Etrurian House Reglay!"|
|Attack: 20||Support: 20||Range: -||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Troubadour||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Heal: [Activate]   Choose 1 non-"Clarine" card in your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand.|
A Lesson in Primping: [Activate]  Choose 1 other ally with a Deployment Cost of 1. Until the end of this turn, that ally gains +10 attack.
Miracle Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your opponent’s attacking unit cannot perform a Critical Hit.
|Card #B16-012N, P16-006PR • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa (B16-012N), Kyo Uda (P16-006PR)|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Clarine .
- Hunter MacKenzie Austin, Clarine's English voice actress in Heroes, also voices Rebecca in the same game as well as Nowi in all appearances.
- Clarine, despite often being mocked for having a low magic base of 2 despite being the daughter of the Eturian mage general Pent, has the same magic growth as her father at 30%.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||クラリーネ||Romanized as Clarine in the Binding Blade website. Clarine is a variation of Clara, which is a feminine form of the Latin name Clarus, meaning "bright" and "famous".|
Clarine in an artwork of Pent and Louise from Fire Emblem Cipher.
- Fire Emblem 6: Clarine Artbook Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 17 July 2018
- Voice of Clarine - Fire Emblem Heroes (Game) | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 17 July 2018
- "Clarine: Just a moment! I shan't allow you to abandon me twice. A gentleman must take responsibility for his actions.
Rutger: Responsibility? For what? I saved you from that twisted sadist.
Clarine: If a gentleman rescues a lady, he must also escort her to her mansion! In what fairy tale does some barf of a man abandon his princess?" — Chapter 4, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Clarine: Even if you are not mine to order... Are we not a lady and knight?
Lance: Indeed we are, milady.
Clarine: In-indeed... As such, I hereby permit you to kiss my hand." — Clarine and Lance's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Clarine: Listen to me. A fine lady must have confidence in herself. No matter how you dress, without faith in yourself, it is completely and utterly without meaning. Do not devalue yourself so. Do you understand?
Dorothy: Y-yeah, I think.
Clarine: Have confidence in yourself! With me as your teacher, you will be the finest of ladies!
Dorothy: ...Thank you, Lady Clarine...
Clarine: ...One additional matter... We are friends now, are we not?
Clarine: Don't call me "Lady" Clarine. Simply "Clarine" will do." — Clarine and Dorothy's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Klein: Clarine!
Clarine: I wanted to heal your injuries so you would be proud of me! All I want is to be of some help to you, Brother...
Klein: ...I was proud of you. I was so glad that my naive little sister had grown up so much... But now that you've done this, I don't know what to think anymore..." — Clarine and Klein's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Clarine: How do you take care of your hair?
Dorothy: I wash it with water.
Clarine: What?! I don't believe this...! Here, use this shampoo. Wash your hair with it three times a day!" — Clarine and Dorothy's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Clarine: I...I don't want to go back to the manse after the war...
Klein: Why not? Mother and Father anxiously await our return.
Clarine: I do want to see Mother and Father... But if I return to the manse, I will be nothing but a doll once more. Never again to see the outside world, concerned only with decorating myself..." — Clarine and Klein's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Clarine: But if I return to the manse, I will be nothing but a doll once more. Never again to see the outside world, concerned only with decorating myself...
Klein: Well, that is how most Etrurian ladies are.
Clarine: Yes, I know... But being the most elegant in Etruria does not seem as appealing as it once did.
Klein: That's because you're growing and maturing, Clarine. If you stay at the manse, you could live your life without any worries.
Clarine: But it would be so horribly boring!" — Clarine and Klein's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- Hunter MacKenzie Austin - 33 Character Images | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 17 July 2018
- Clarine - Name Meaning, What does Clarine mean?, www.thinkbabynames.com, Retrieved: 17 July 2018
- Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Clara, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 17 July 2018
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