|“||Wars aren't fought alone, you know.||”|
— Dieck, to Shanna
(Japanese: ディーク Dieck) is an Etrurian/Western Islander mercenary. Formerly employed by Lord Pent of Reglay as a gladiator and bodyguard in the Reglay family's service, he later became a renowned mercenary leader, and in the Disturbance of Bern was hired by Eliwood of Pherae to reinforce the ranks of the Pheraen army under Roy.
- 1 Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- 2 Personality and character
- 3 Supports
- 4 Endings
- 5 Quotes
- 6 Other appearances
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Etymology and other languages
- 9 Gallery
- 10 References
Dieck is the leader of a small mercenary band—composed of Wade, Lot, and more recently, Shanna—that is hired by Eliwood for the war against Bern. He and his men arrive to the meeting point, only to find Roy's army is already fighting off some soldiers. They join the battle immediately, and after rescuing Elen's mistress, they work alongside Roy during the rest of the war.
After Bern is defeated and the war is over, he breaks up his band but keeps working as a mercenary, his fame extending through Elibe.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
|Hero||+4||+2||+1||+2||+0||+4||+2||+1||+1||+50 E (+1)|
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Personality and character
Dieck is a mercenary who is serious about his work. Even though he tends to show a more relaxed side, usually facing danger with humor, a life full of hardships has left a mark on him, leading him to distrust others. He is conscious of the difficulties mercenaries have to deal with, and tries to teach Lot and Shanna not to trust employers and other mercenaries too much, but to no avail. In his supports with Lot, he tells the other man how one of his first employers betrayed him. He survived the battle, but was captured and tortured.
Fifteen years ago, he saved Klein from a lion in an arena, ending up heavily scarred. After that incident, Klein's parents hired him as a pitfighter, and Dieck was considered as a son by them and as old brother by Klein. Some years after, though, Dieck became worried by the complaints and gossips, and so, he left the family. However, the Reglays talked of him to Clarine, who has wanted to meet him since she was little.
- Main article: Dieck/Supports
Dieck, Wounded Tiger
Short: Continued his mercenary career.
Long: Dieck broke up his mercenary band and set out to travel on his own. After that, he continued to participate in various battles. Once, an entire legion of enemies fled after seeing him appear on the battlefield... That is but one of the many legends he has left behind.
|“||Whoo... There's something you don't see every day!||”|
— Dieck, in the Final Chapter of The Binding Blade.
|“||I'm sorry... I must take my leave.||”|
— Dieck, in The Binding Blade.
from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
|Bonus: [Slash] Attack +9|
Fire Emblem Cipher
Deke is currently featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Deke|
|Battle-Scarred Veteran, Deke|
||"Can I single-handedly defeat a thousand men? Let's just say no one's supposed to have to fight alone."|
|Attack: 70||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Hero||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|Sly Old Dog: [Trigger] When this unit's attack destroys an enemy, you may choose a card with the support skill "Attack Emblem" from your Retreat Area, and place it on top of your deck.|
Mercenary Battle Tactics: [Always] During your turn, while this unit is being supported by a or card, this unit gains +10 attack.
|Card #B05-017R(+), B05-017ST • Artist: Clover K|
|Wounded Tiger, Deke|
|"There just ain't enough life getting lived these days!"|
|Attack: 50||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 2|
|Class: Mercenary||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Deke Mercenaries: [Always] While this unit is supported by “Shanna”, “Lot” or “Wade”, this unit gains +20 attack.|
|Card #B05-018N • Artist: Suisei Sasashima|
|Captain of the Deke Mercenaries, Deke|
|"Chop chop, let's get this job finished."|
|Attack: 40||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Mercenary||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Fellow of Mercenaries: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Tap 2 other allies] Until the end of this turn, this unit gains +30 attack.|
Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B05-019HN, B05-019ST • Artist: Suisei Sasashima|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Deke .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Deke||Used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. An English name that means "dusty one" or "servant".|
|• Used in the DTN version of the The Binding Blade fan translation.|
• Used in the gringe version of the The Binding Blade fan translation.
|Japanese||ディーク||Officially romanized as Dieck. A possible etymology is Dirk, a British name which means "famous ruler", and is the name of a Scots weapon.|
Artwork of Dieck from The Binding Blade.
Dieck attacking as a Mercenary.
- Fire Emblem 6: Dieck Artbook Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 22 October 2018
- "Dieck: All right, obviously we were out to kill each other when we were on different sides. But why the hell are you trying to slice me in half when we're on the same side?
Rutger: The others bore me. I need someone of your strength to duel with.
Dieck: So I'm gonna get killed because you're bored. Wonderful." — Dieck and Rutger's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Dieck: A mercenary has to fend for himself. No one's gonna be looking out for you. You've got to be skeptical. You should even be wary that I might be giving out orders just so I can ensure my own safety.
Shanna: That's not a problem.
Shanna: You wouldn't be thinking things like that.
Dieck: You never know.
Shanna: I know. So do Lot and Ward. That's why we can entrust our lives to you." — Dieck and Shanna's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Dieck: Our squad was sent right in the middle of the enemy lines. We were supposed to go deep into Bern and kill the enemy leader. We waited underground for days...and then the time came. When we went out... dozens of arrows rained down on us.
Lot: ! Why...?
Dieck: Our employer... He purposely put us there so he could buy time for himself to escape. Our squad was decimated. They killed us all, except for me. They left me alive for torturing purposes." — Dieck and Lot's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Dieck: ...I thought you had some kind of burden, but now I see it clearly... Well, guess I'll go along with you.
Rutger: I have no need for sympathy!
Dieck: Come on, you know how strong I am, right? If you really want to take on Bern, then there's no better ally than me. What do you say?
Rutger: ...Suit yourself.
Dieck: And so I will. Well then, let's go, partner!" — Dieck and Rutger's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Klein: You were always thinking the best for us... But did you ever consider the fact that we were concerned for you as well? I don't want us to be in a relation in which we ignore each other when we meet...
Dieck: ...Looks like I was being selfish." — Dieck and Klein's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Dieck: Who told you?
Clarine: Everyone! My father, my mother, my brother... I grew up hearing all these good things about you.
Clarine: When you left, I was still little... I remember that I always regretted not being able to see you. But now, here we are!" — Dieck and Clarine's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- Name Meaning: Deke
- ファイアーエムブレムミュージアム (Fire Emblem Museum): －キャラクター紹介－[dead link] (Japanese)
- Name Meaning: Dirk
- myArmoury.com: The Scottish Dirk
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|