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Colm

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Colm

FESS Colm.png
Artwork of Colm from The Sacred Stones.

A childhood friend of Neimi
who hails from Renais. He can be snide.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Starting class

Thief

Appearance(s)
See what happens when you give me a job? Guaranteed results!
— Colm to Neimi in Chapter 3: The Bandits of Borgo

Colm (Japanese: コーマ Coma) is a playable thief in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Colm first appears in Chapter 3, along with his childhood friend Neimi, who are both from the village of Lark.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Role

Colm appears in Chapter 3 along with Neimi. He appears in the bandit stronghold as a neutral unit, ready to get the enemy treasure. He goes with the intention of retrieving a mirror stolen from Neimi, but she requests help from Eirika's army, and he joins the group. After the chapter Seth tells him and Neimi to leave, but he asks to go along with Eirika's group, because their home is gone. The two then join the army in their adventures.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait colm fe08.png
Thief
Level 2
Affinity Is gba lightaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 3, talk with Neimi
or automatically if he and Neimi survive the chapter.

Stats Growth Rates

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


Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Luck Def Res Con Move Skills Weapon level
Rogue +2 +1 +1 +0 +0 +2 +2 +1 +0 Pick --
Assassin +3 +1 +0 +0 +0 +2 +2 +2 +0 Silencer GBARankSword.gif +30

Analysis

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

Colm is the first thief that the player will get in The Sacred Stones, and is one of two if only considering units who perform such roles by default. His early joining time and weak enemies give him some room to grow, although for much of the game he will have trouble harming or surviving against Knights and other high defense lance units. As a Thief, he can steal, use lockpicks, and see further into Fog of War. As such, he will initially see use for that reason alone, although he arguably has the best combat potential of the GameBoy Advance-era Thieves and can serve as a fairly potent combatant as well. The item for class change that Colm uses is the Ocean Seal, and unless Ross promoted to Pirate, he is the only one who uses it. His starting combat statistics are not very good, especially considering that 4 base strength, but his growth rates can make him at least serviceable. It should be warned the international versions of the game, an enemy Thief in his join chapter can steal his lockpick, which is not possible for him to retrieve without gaining one point of speed by levelling up.

As an Assassin, Colm will gain Silencer, which can instantly kill any target except for Fomortiis. He also gets access to the Shamshir sword, which has a hefty 35 critical, which bodes well for him as Silencer uses half of his critical rate and doubles his experience when it activates, allowing him to level up quickly for a promoted unit. However, not only does Silencer have halved activation rate against bosses, he also loses the ability to steal, which can deter players from going that route in favor of his alternate promotion, the Rogue. As a Rogue, Colm will not perform nearly as well in combat, but will not even need lockpicks anymore due to the Pick skill, which allows him to open anything for free. He also retains his ability to steal, which can be helpful for later chapters where enemies have items that benefit them, but can be stolen, such as Caellach and the Hoplon Guard in Chapter 15. Both classes have identical maximum statistics, although the low cap of 20 for strength, defense, and resistance can be a pain.

Colm's best support option is, without a shadow of a doubt, Neimi, whose Fire affinity compliments him by buffing his attack and critical hit rate. The true strength of this support, however, is its speed, being among the fastest supports in the game and already coming with a C support. If the player seeks to use Colm as an Assassin, having him support Neimi is highly recommended, as his chances for activating Silencer become much higher. Rennac, the other default thief, can also boost Colm's critical hit rate with his Dark affinity, while serving as the new stealer for the rest of the game should Colm be an Assassin. Moulder (who has Anima), Marisa, and Kyle (who both have Ice) all increase his defenses, which can help him survive hits. However, the latter four all have dramatically slower supports, so they will take far longer to kick into effect.

Personality and character

Colm is quite harsh and mocking, shown in his conversations with Neimi. However, he does care for her, and may be only trying to get Neimi to be less sensitive. Often he only thinks about himself, but other times he can be very chivalrous. He is young, probably around the same age as Neimi, but still is a skilled thief. In his B support with Kyle, it is shown that he hates studying.

Originally he came from a village called Lark, but it was burnt down by Bazba's Bandits. As he and Neimi had nowhere to go, he joined Eirika's army. He may have feelings for Neimi, and they can marry and have two children if they receive an A support level. In his B support conversation with Rennac, he states that his father made he and his brothers work hard. In his C support with Kyle, he says his mother used to make a remedy for freckles and insomnia.

Supports

Main article: Colm/Supports
Portrait colm fe08.png
Colm
Thief
Is gba lightaffin.png
Small portrait neimi fe08.png
Neimi
Archer Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 80
Per turn:+3
Small portrait rennac fe08.png
Rennac
Rogue Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 5
Per turn:+2
Small portrait kyle fe08.png
Kyle
Cavalier Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 5
Per turn:+2

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Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

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[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait marisa fe08.png
Marisa
Myrmidon Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:+2
Small portrait moulder fe08.png
Moulder
Priest Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:+2

[[{{{support6}}}]]
[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

[[{{{support8}}}]]
[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

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[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

Colm, Good-Natured Thief
He politely refused an invitation to become a spy for Renais, returning instead to his hometown. He spent the rest of his days as a chivalrous rogue helping those in need from the shadows.

Colm and Neimi
The childhood friends became lovers first, then husband and wife. Worried for Neimi's well-being, Colm gave up his adventurer's ways. Neimi passed on her grandfather's skill in archery to her own son and daughter.

Quotes

Death quote

To think of it... Me... In this place... Neimi...
— Death quote

Battle quotes

Fighting’s all well and good, but where’s all the treasure?
— Colm in the final chapter

Other appearances

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Colm An Irish name meaning "dove", usually named in honor of Saint Colm Cille.[1]
Japanese コーマ Officially romanized as Coma.
Spanish Colm As above.
French Colm As above.
German Colm As above.
Italian Colm As above.

Gallery

Small portrait colm fe08.pngSprite Gallery
Portrait colm fe08.png Thief Assassin Rogue
Bs fe08 colm thief sword.png
Sword
Bs fe08 colm assassin sword.png
Sword
Bs fe08 colm rogue sword.png
Sword

References

  1. Colm - Meaning of Name Colm - Pronounce Colm Irish Boy Name, www.babynamesofireland.com, Retrieved: 6 December, 2017
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Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Sacred Twins and Personal Weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
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