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FERK Dorcas.png
Artwork of Dorcas from Fire Emblem.

A man from a small village in Bern.
Fights for his wife.







Starting class



Fire Emblem

I respect your choice in life. But I fight to protect only one, not many. I do this for my wife, waiting for me in Pherae.
— Dorcas, in a support conversation with Oswin.

Dorcas (ドルカス, Dorukasu) is a quiet fighter who appears in Fire Emblem. He first appears in Chapter 4 of Lyn's tale, and later reappears in Chapter 11 of Eliwood's tale or Chapter 12 of Hector's tale.

He initially lives in Bern with his wife Natalie, with the pair later moving to Pherae.

Fire Emblem


Lyn's tale

In Chapter 4, Lyn and her party stop to rest at a fort. A woman named Natalie with an affliction impeding her movement asks her for help. Natalie asks if they have seen her husband Dorcas, and shows them a sketch, but Lyn has not.

When bandits come to attack, Natalie hides in the middle of the fortress. Lyn recognizes one of the incoming bandits as Dorcas. She speaks to him, and he reveals that he joined the bandits because he needed money to pay for Natalie's illness. She tells him that Natalie is in the fort. Hearing this, he decides to join Lyn's party.

After the battle is over, Dorcas says he will stay with Lyn, both to earn more money for Natalie and to repay her for protecting his wife. He travels with her for the rest of the story. After the party has defeated Lord Lundgren, he returns to Bern to care for Natalie and fights as a mercenary.

Eliwood's tale

Dorcas appears in Chapter 11, leaving a village near Castle Pherae. He is with Bartre, who is amazed at the nearby Lord Eliwood. While Bartre excitedly talks about helping him, Dorcas is calm about the situation and goes forward to help with few words. He joins Eliwood, and fights with him for the rest of the game.

After the war ends, he buys medicine for Natalie. His ending states that she is quickly recovering from her disease.

Hector's tale

Dorcas appears in Chapter 12, in which he accompanies Eliwood, along with Bartre, Rebecca, Lowen, and Sain. When Hector enters the battle, they are at the south; the two groups meet and come together to defeat the bandits. Dorcas has no dialogue, and joins the army.

Starting stats and growth rates

Lyn's tale Eliwood's/Hector's tale

Portrait dorcas fe07.png
Level 3
Affinity Is gba fireaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 4, talk with Lyn

Stats Growth Rates

Is gba hand axe.png Hand Axe
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe C GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --
  • Note: Although the Eliwood/Hector's tale stats are the same as those of Lyn's tale, if Dorcas is defeated in Lyn's tale, his stats will revert to the default stats when he appears in Eliwood or Hector's tale.

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Luck Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Warrior +3 +1 +2 +2 +0 +2 +3 +1 +1 GBARankBow.gif +40

Personality and character

Dorcas is a quiet, but good-willed man. He is a very devoted husband to his wife Natalie, having joined the army to pay for her illness, and is even willing to listen to Farina's dubious advice on making money.[1] He is calm and collected, refusing offers that would supposedly bring him glory, such as responding to Bartre's bold challenges[2] or Oswin's offer to join the Ostian forces.[3] He has a slightly jaded view of the world, scoffing at the idea of having ideals.[4] Sometimes he can even seem slightly sarcastic, especially when dealing with Bartre.[5] Besides fighting, he seems to have a talent in art, having drawn a portrait of Natalie.[6] Dorcas is a determined man who is of few words, but good-hearted.

Dorcas lives with his Natalie, who is sick with an illness that seems to heavily impair her motor abilities in her legs, so Dorcas works hard to raise money to buy the cure. They originally lived in Bern[7], but sometime within a year of Lyn's reunion with her grandfather in Caelin, they moved to Pherae; [8] whether or not they have children is unclear; Dorcas mentions a family, but not specifically children.[9]


Main article: Dorcas/Supports
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Initial: 0
Per turn:+2
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Initial: 0
Per turn:+1

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Initial: 0
Per turn:+3
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Click here for more details on supports.


Lyn's tale

Dorcas, Fighter of Bern
Once Lyn's true heritage is recognized in Caelin, Dorcas returns to his home in Bern. There, he cares for his wife and makes a good living as a mercenary, fighting the local bandits.

Eliwood/Hector's tale

Dorcas, Serene Warrior
Dorcas returned to Pherae and used the money he earned to buy medicine for Natalie, his wife. She recovers rapidly.

Death quote

I... I must retreat.
— Dorcas in Lyn's tale.
I'm sorry Natalie... I swore I'd help you... and now I have broken... my oath...
— Dorcas in Eliwood/Hector's tale.

Battle quotes

Other appearances

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Dorcas Actually a female name, meaning a woman with many good deeds and much mercy. [10] In the Bible, Dorcas, also known as Tabitha, was a kind, patient disciple who was resurrected from the dead, as an example of the power of God.[11]
Japanese ドルカス Officially romanised as Dorcas.
Spanish Dorcas
French Dorcas
German Dorcas
Italian Dorcas


  • Dorcas appears in the commercial for The Blazing Blade. He is attending a meeting in the army, but his mutton is poisoned by the speaker, and he dies.


Small portrait dorcas fe07.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait dorcas fe07.png Fighter Warrior
Bs fe07 dorcas fighter axe.png
Bs fe07 dorcas warrior axe.png
Bs fe07 dorcas warrior bow.png


  1. "Farina: Yeah, I heard about that. All right, I’ll give you a little advice then. Just for your wife, see. I don’t usually do this...
    Dorcas: I... Thank you.
    " - Dorcas and Farina's B support conversation, Fire Emblem
  2. "Bartre: Now, we fight!
    Dorcas: ...What? I don’t understand. Are we supposed to duel?
    " - Dorcas and Bartre's C support conversation, Fire Emblem
  3. "Oswin: Have you considered joining the Ostian knights? We need men like you. Soldiers. Warriors.
    Dorcas: ...Sorry, but that’s not my style.
    " - Dorcas and Oswin's C support conversation, Fire Emblem
  4. "Dorcas: They say she is pure, but a bit too idealistic. Ideals... Ha!! She must be young." - Dorcas and Vaida's B support "conversation", Fire Emblem
  5. "Bartre: I couldn’t even understand half of the words he used...
    Dorcas: I’d imagine not.
    Bartre: Hey, are you calling me a fool!
    Dorcas: Yes. I am...
    " - Dorcas and Bartre's A support conversation, Fire Emblem
  6. "Bartre: Is that a picture? Forgive me, but you don’t strike me as the artistic type!
    Dorcas: You’re one to talk about looks... This is a picture of my...of Natalie.
    Bartre: Ohh. I get it. She’s in the town square. Well, that’s real pretty.
    Dorcas: I’d like to draw her in other settings, but she still can’t go far from the house...
    " - Dorcas and Bartre's B support conversation, Fire Emblem
  7. "Once Lyn's true heritage is recognized in Caelin, Dorcas returns to his home in Bern." - {{{2}}}, [[Fire Emblem: {{{3}}}]]
  8. "Dorcas: I do this for my wife, waiting for me in Pherae." - Dorcas and Oswin's A support conversation, Fire Emblem
  9. "Dorcas: I...must return home alive. My family is waiting for me..." - Dorcas and Geitz's support conversation, Fire Emblem

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Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
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Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate •20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt.2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
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