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FEFT Dorothy.png
Artwork of Dorothy from The Binding Blade.

A girl from Etruria in service to the St. Elimine Church.







Starting class


...Yes, I understand. I'm probably just being a nuisance by apologizing over and over. I'll try harder next time!
— Dorothy to Perceval in a support conversation.

Dorothy (Japanese: ドロシー Dorothy) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. She first appears in Chapter 5. She is an Etrurian archer who works for the Elimine Church. Under the orders of Father Jodel, she and Brother Saul join Roy's army to keep an eye on the Fire Emblem.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


Dorothy is first seen in a small Lycian town, talking to Father Jodel about their mission. Jodel leaves shortly thereafter, and Dorothy runs off to look for Saul, who had disappeared. Dorothy finds him soon, and to her displeasure, the priest is trying to flirt with a village girl. After the girl leaves, Dorothy gives him the church's report, and then follows Saul, to see if they should join the Lycian Army. After Princess Guinivere's intentions are confirmed, Dorothy—as Saul's bodyguard—joins the army and stays there for the rest of the story.

Once Bern is defeated and the war is over, Dorothy returns to her hometown and carries on with her normal life.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait dorothy fe06.png
Ma gba archer female playable.gif Archer
Level 3
Affinity Is gba fireaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 6, automatically on Turn 1

Stats Growth Rates

Steel Bow
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif D
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Sniper +2 +3 +3 +3 +0 +2 +3 +1 +1 GBARankBow.gif +1

Personality and character

Dorothy is a shy and not very confident girl. She is fully aware of her limitations, but tries to make the best with what she has. Most of her support conversations have her being encouraged by the other person to be less shy,[1] or to trust more on her own fighting skills.[2] Her responses to those words of encouragement mark her as a rather positive and grateful person.

She shows a more outspoken side in her conversations with Saul, whose actions tend to upset her. Dorothy tries her best to keep him in line, as she fears that he is ruining the image of the Church; however, if Saul's excuses turn a bit more personal, Dorothy does not take it well and loses her calm altogether.[3]

Dorothy is a follower of Saint Elimine, and in her supports with Jodel, it is revealed that she in interested in healing magic; her inability to wield staves make her question her worth and faith, needing the help and guide of the elderly bishop to overcome her doubts.[4]


Main article: Dorothy/Supports
Portrait dorothy fe06.png
Is gba fireaffin.png
Small portrait saul fe06.png
Priest Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2
Small portrait jodel fe06.png
Bishop Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 40
Per turn:+2
Small portrait clarine fe06.png
Troubadour Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Per turn:+

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Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait perceval fe06.png
Paladin Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
Small portrait sin fe06.png
Nomad Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

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Click here for more details on supports.


Dorothy, Pure Archer
Short: Returned to her old life.

Long: Dorothy returned to her hometown and led a peaceful life. She was never the flashiest of her comrades, but she always knew what was most important in her life.


Battle quotes

Can we win...? Of course we can!
— In the final chapter.

Death quote

Am... Am I finished...?
— Dorothy.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Dorothy
TCGCipher B16-015HN.png 心美しき弓使い, Dorothy



"You’ve been flirting with every girl in this army, Brother Saul… People will misjudge the church if they see you!"
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Sniper Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
"Gird yourself!": [Trigger] [Flip two bond cards] Each time this unit’s attack destroys an enemy, you may pay the cost and if you do: Untap this unit.
Anti-Fliers: [Always] If this unit is attacking a Flight, this unit gains +30 attack.
Defend Support Guardswoman's Archery: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your defending unit gains +10 attack.
Card #B16-015HNArtist: Doji Shiki
TCGCipher B16-016N.png Archer Who Serves God, Dorothy



"But where did Saul run off to now? How am I supposed to guard him if he keeps disappearing?"
Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: 2 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Archer Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
The Priest’s Guardswoman: [Always] If this unit is attacking an enemy with a Deployment Cost of 1, this unit gains +10 attack.
Anti-Fliers: [Always] If this unit is attacking a Flight, this unit gains +30 attack.
Attack Support Bullseye Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, non-Main Character defending unit cannot evade.
Card #B16-016NArtist: Doji Shiki
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Dorothy .


  • Dorothy`s portrait displays her with short hair, but her battle sprite depicts her with long hair.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Dorothy See the Japanese name.
Japanese ドロシー Romanized as Dorothy in the Binding Blade website. Dorothy is the English variant of Dorothea, which means "gift of God".[5]

Dorothy is the name of the protagonist in L. Frank Baum's famous Oz novels. There is also a comic opera with the same name.


Small portrait dorothy fe06.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait dorothy fe06.png Archer Sniper
Bs fe06 dorothy archer bow.png
Bs fe06 dorothy sniper bow.png
Bs fe06 dorothy sniper ballista.png
Bs fe06 dorothy sniper killer ballista.png
Killer Ballista

Battle animations


  1. "Sin: If you wish to talk to me, don't hesitate.
    Dorothy: It's all right?!
    Sin: Of course... We fight together.
    " — Dorothy and Sin's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Dorothy: General Perceval! I'm trying to relax when I shoot, as you said. I think... I think I'm getting better at it!
    Perceval: I knew you had talent. It was just a matter of getting your confidence together, and now that you have, you'll keep improving more and more.
    " — Dorothy and Perceval's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Dorothy: ...Wh-what?
    Saul: I pondered deeply, and that was the best excuse I could come up with.
    Dorothy: ......
    Saul: V-Violence is not a solution, Dorothy. Our loving gods would not approve of you pointing your bow at an ally...
    Dorothy: I don't care! Get out of my sight before I fill you with arrows!
    " — Dorothy and Saul's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "Dorothy: About that story...
    Jodel: Yes?
    Dorothy: I thought about it, but... I'm not very smart... So I still don't get it... I sort of have an idea of what it might be about, but...
    Jodel: Then you have an answer, Dorothy. A story is just a story. It has no definite meaning. Each person interprets a story and comes up with their own answers.
    Dorothy: Oh, good. I think I feel better now, Father Jodel.
    " — Dorothy and Jodel's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEchidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLanceLarumLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
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Bosses ArcardoBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
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Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10E: Western Resistance • 11E: The Hero of the West • 10W: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Related topics Fire Emblem: Hasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline