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Dedue Molinaro

Part I Part II

FETH Dedue.png
Artwork of Dedue in Part I, from Three Houses.








Starting class


Voiced by

Dedue Molinaro (pronounced /dɛ'du/[key]; Japanese: ドゥドゥー=モリナロ Dodoo Molinaro) is a playable character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a member of the Blue Lions house at the Officers Academy.


Dedue was born an ordinary commoner from the nation of Duscur. After the Tragedy of Duscur, where King Lambert of Faerghus was assassinated during peace talks with Duscur, Kingdom forces invaded and genocided Duscur in retribution for his death. Dedue was personally rescued from lynching by Lambert's son Dimitri, became one of the few survivors of the massacre, and developed an intense personal loyalty to the young prince. In 1180, Dedue and Dimitri enrolled in the Officer's Academy at Garreg Mach Monastery and became members of the Blue Lions house. Throughout 1180, he studies and fights alongside the Blue Lions. When Edelgard declares war on the Church of Seiros, he fights on the Church's side, but is defeated. Afterwards, he and Dimitri return to Faerghus.

On the Silver Snow and Verdant Wind routes, Dedue continues to follow Dimitri as he raises an army under the Blaiddyd banner. He fights in the Battle at Gronder on Faerghus' side, but the Kingdom is defeated and Dimitri is slain. A distraught and enraged Dedue swears to kill Edelgard and avenge Dimitri. He makes his way to Enbarr and delivers intelligence to Byleth and their forces about the layout of the Imperial palace, then indirectly cooperates with Resistance/Alliance forces in the final battle with Edelgard. If he survives the final battle, he destroys Edelgard's corpse before disappearing for parts unknown.

On the Azure Moon route, court mage Cornelia frames Dimitri for the murder of the regent, Rufus; Dedue sacrifices himself to help Dimitri escape, and is presumed dead in the aftermath. If Byleth helped peacefully subdue a Duscur rebellion, his Duscur brethren rescue him, and he spends the next five years recuperating from his injuries. Dedue rejoins the Kingdom army at the Great Bridge of Myrddin and fights alongside Dimitri and Byleth for the rest of the war.

On the Crimson Flower route, Dedue remains by Dimitri's side throughout the war with the Empire. He faces Byleth directly at the Tailtean Plains, and distributes Crest Stones stored in the Fhirdiad castle vaults to both himself and several volunteers to transform into Demonic Beasts in a desperate attempt to slow down the Imperial advance. His efforts prove in vain, and he is defeated and killed; if he was defeated before having the chance to transform, he dies peacefully together with Dimitri.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses


Dedue is a playable character exclusive to the Azure Moon route. He is also a recurrent enemy on the other three routes, and becomes an NPC ally for one chapter on Silver Snow and Verdant Wind.

Starting stats and growth rates


Small portrait dedue fe16.png
Ma ns01 commoner dedue playable.gif Commoner
Level 1
Movement 4
Crest --
Recruitment: Automatically upon joining the Blue Lions; cannot be recruited to the Black Eagles or Golden Deer

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Inventory Abilities
Iron Axe
Staunch Shield
Lance Prowess Lv 1
Axe Prowess Lv 2
Brawling Prowess Lv 1
Combat arts Spells Battalion
Smash -- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying
E E+ D+ E E+ E E D D E E
-- Strength Strength -- Strength -- -- -- Strength Weakness Weakness

Enemy - Chapter 1

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait dedue fe16.png
Ma ns01 commoner dedue enemy.gif Commoner
Level 2
Movement 4
Crest --
Max HP 30 Luck 5
Strength 12 Defense 8
Magic 2 Resistance 1
Dexterity 5 Charm 4
Speed 7
Inventory Abilities
Training Axe
Staunch Shield
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E E E E E E E E -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Chapter 7

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy - Crimson Flower Chapter 17


Normal Hard Maddening

Stone Demonic Beast

Normal Hard Maddening

Generic small portrait giant demonic beast fe16.png
Ma ns01 giant demonic beast enemy.gif Giant Demonic Beast
Level 37
Movement 4
Crest --
Max HP 82/82/120 Luck 9
Strength 42 Defense 37
Magic 5 Resistance 5
Dexterity 13 Charm 9
Speed 7
Inventory Abilities
Lost Crest Stone (Large) Defiant Str
Defiant Def
Vital Defense
Armored Blow (latent, bar 2)
Death Blow (latent, bar 3)
Staggering Blow Spells Battalion
Arm Press -- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E E E E E E E E -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Verdant Wind Chapter 17

Normal Hard Maddening

Neutral - Silver Snow Chapter 19/Verdant Wind Chapter 20

Normal Hard Maddening

Growth rates when reclassed

Main article: Dedue/Stats


Ability Learned at
Is ns01 skill self buff.png Staunch Shield Personal ability, innate and unremovable
Is ns01 sword prowess lv 1.png Sword Prowess Swords E+; replaced with higher levels at Swords D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Wrath Strike Swords D
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Grounder Swords C
Is ns01 axebreaker.png Axebreaker Swords B
Is ns01 sword crit +10.png Sword Crit +10 Swords S
Is ns01 swordfaire.png Swordfaire Swords S+
Is ns01 lance prowess lv 1.png Lance Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Lances D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Tempest Lance Lances D
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Knightkneeler Lances C
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Vengeance Lances C+
Is ns01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker Lances B
Is ns01 lance crit +10.png Lance Crit +10 Lances S
Is ns01 lancefaire.png Lancefaire Lances S+
Is ns01 axe prowess lv 2.png Axe Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Axes C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Smash Innate
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Helm Splitter Axes C
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Monster Breaker Axes C+
Is ns01 lancebreaker.png Lancebreaker Axes B
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Armored Strike Axes A
Is ns01 axe crit +10.png Axe Crit +10 Axes S
Is ns01 axefaire.png Axefaire Axes S+
Is ns01 bow prowess lv 1.png Bow Prowess Bows E+; replaced with higher levels at Bows D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art bow.png Curved Shot Bows D
Is ns01 close counter.png Close Counter Bows C
Is ns01 bow crit +10.png Bow Crit +10 Bows S
Is ns01 bowfaire.png Bowfaire Bows S+
Is ns01 brawling prowess lv 1.png Brawling Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Brawling D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Fading Blow Brawling D
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Rushing Blow Brawling C
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png One-Two Punch Brawling C+
Is ns01 combat art.png Healing Focus Brawling B
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Mighty Blow Brawling A
Is ns01 brawl crit +10.png Brawl Crit +10 Brawling S
Is ns01 fistfaire.png Fistfaire Brawling S+
Is ns01 reason lv 1.png Reason Reason E+; replaced with higher levels at Reason D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 black magic range +1.png Black Magic Range +1 Reason S
Is ns01 black tomefaire.png Black Tomefaire Reason S+
Is ns01 faith lv 1.png Faith Faith E+; replaced with higher levels at Faith D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 white magic range +1.png White Magic Range +1 Faith S
Is ns01 white tomefaire.png White Tomefaire Faith S+
Is ns01 authority lv 1.png Authority Authority E+; replaced with higher levels at Authority D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 battalion wrath.png Battalion Wrath Authority C
Is ns01 defensive tactics.png Defensive Tactics Authority B
Is ns01 offensive tactics.png Offensive Tactics Authority S+
Is ns01 weight -3.png Weight -3 Heavy Armor C
Is ns01 combat art.png Smite Heavy Armor B
Is ns01 weight -5.png Weight -5 Heavy Armor A
Is ns01 armored effect null.png Armored Effect Null Heavy Armor S+
Is ns01 dexterity +4.png Dexterity +4 Riding C
Is ns01 movement +1.png Movement +1 Riding A+
Is ns01 cavalry effect null.png Cavalry Effect Null Riding S+
Is ns01 alert stance.png Alert Stance Flying B
Is ns01 alert stance+.png Alert Stance+ Flying A+
Is ns01 flying effect null.png Flying Effect Null Flying S+
The above ability list does not include class abilities, or abilities and combat arts that are granted by items.

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Fire Reason D
Bolganone Reason C
Ragnarok Reason A
Heal Faith D
Nosferatu Faith D+
Recover Faith C

Personality and character

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Dedue owes Dimitri a life debt, and will protect him at any costs. Despite coming off as stern and stoic, he is actually calm and gentle.


Main article: Dedue/Supports


Dedue, Taciturn Devotee
As a loyal vassal, Dedue dedicated his life to supporting King Dimitri through his entire reign. After tending to his liege on his deathbed, Dedue resumed his post at Dimitri's grave on the edge of Fhirdiad. There, it is said he stood sentinel over the peaceful realm he had helped build until the end of his days.

Dimitri, Savior King & Dedue, Taciturn Devotee
After his coronation, Dimitri assumed the throne of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus, and his loyal vassal, Dedue, remained ever at his side. Among Dimitri's achievements was the reconciliation with Duscur: an extraordinary effort that required extensive negotiations to get past a history of betrayal and oppression. It was a trying task, but Dimitri never once considered giving up. While they behaved as lord and vassal in public, it is said that Dimitri and Dedue were more like family in private. When Dimitri finally fell to illness, Dedue tended to his liege's deathbed, and then took up a post at his grave for the rest of his days. When the time came, they were buried beside each other.

Dedue, Taciturn Devotee & Mercedes, Benevolent Soul
Two years after the war, Dedue and his wife, Mercedes, opened a school in the Duscur residential district in Fhirdiad. The school educated Duscur children, who had never been given structured learning before, in reading, writing, arithmetic, and even Duscur history. Many years later, when the Duscur people reclaimed their homeland, the people who attended this school were able to resettle there and revive their old culture. Because of this, Dedue and Mercedes were forever renowned by the Duscur.


Battle quotes

Duscur General: You...are a man of Duscur. How can you make friends with our hated foes? Is it possible that you've lost your Duscur spirit?
Dedue: Are you finished?

— Dedue against the Duscur General in War for the Weak.
You will never understand the burden His Majesty carries on his shoulders!
— Dedue as a human enemy in Crimson Flower Chapter 17.
It is a shame. I really believed you would come to appreciate His Majesty's perspective.
— Dedue as a human enemy fighting Byleth in Crimson Flower Chapter 17.
In the name of His Highness, you die here.
— Dedue, as an enemy in Verdant Wind Chapter 17.

Critical quotes

For His Highness!
— Dedue
You're in the way.
— Dedue
I will break you.
— Dedue
This is my sworn duty.
— Dedue

Death/retreat quotes

I've failed... Apologies, Your Highness. I could not fulfill my duty.
— Dedue's retreat quote as a playable character in Part I.
Your Highness. Somehow you must...
— Dedue's death quote in classic mode as a playable character in Part II.
His Highness saved my life. I won't waste it...
— Dedue's retreat quote in casual mode as a playable character in Part II.
Ngh. Apologies, Your Highness. I can go no further.
— Dedue as an enemy in Chapter 1.
Your must survive...
— Dedue as a human enemy in Crimson Flower Chapter 17.

Other quotes

Main article: Dedue/Quotes

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Dedue is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Dedue
TCGCipher B18-021HN.png Kindness-Repaying Armored Knight, Dedue




"It matters not who we're up against. They will not harm His Highness."
Attack: 50 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Armored Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Sword of the Prince: [Always] During your turn, if you have an allied "Dimitri", this unit gains +40 attack.
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is being attacked by a non-Tome, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B18-021HNArtist: Nekohayashi
TCGCipher B18-022N.png Fierce-Looking Servant, Dedue



"I heard that you saved His Highness. Should you ever require my strength, please know that I will hasten to repay this debt."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Commoner Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Prince's Shield: [Always] If you have an allied "Dimitri", this unit gains +10 attack.
Is TCGCipher Defend.png Defense Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your defending unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B18-022N, B18-022STArtist: Nekohayashi
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Dedue .


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Dedue Molinaro Known by just Dedue in most menus. Molinaro is an occupational surname for a miller.
Japanese ドゥドゥー Dodoo Molinaro, Dodoo is a surname.
Spanish Dedue Molinaro As above.
French Dedue Molinaro As above.
German Dedue Molinaro As above.
Italian Dedue Molinaro As above.
Korean 두두 물리나로
Simplified Chinese 杜笃·莫利纳洛
Traditional Chinese 杜篤·莫利納洛


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