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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



The Binding Blade

...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 Yoder, 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 Yoder about their mission. Yoder 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
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows D
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --

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 Bows +1


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

Dorothy joins in Chapter 6 of The Binding Blade as a level 3 Archer. She has a D rank in bows, which allows her to use the Steel Bow, Short Bow, and Longbow at base level. As Dorothy exclusively uses bows which only have 2-range, she cannot counter at 1-range, and is mostly limited to attacking on player phase. If she is attacked, she is likely to die—especially on Hard mode—as her HP, defenses, resistance, and speed are low.

Dorothy's has a base speed of 6 and strength of 5; she will struggle to deal significant damage to non-flying enemies, and will truggle to one-shot fliers even with bonus damage. For example, in Chapter 7 on Normal mode, Dorothy needs 36 attack to one-shot the weaker of the two Wyvern Riders present, or 23 attack and 8 attack speed to double and one-round; she needs four more points of strength from her base stats to one-shot with a Steel Bow, and 2 points of speed to one-round with an Iron Bow—the requirements are higher for the stronger Wyvern Rider and even higher for both on Hard mode, and she is unlikely to meet them. She also has the potential to miss, as the Steel Bow is inaccurate and one-rounding requires that both attacks hit.

Dorothy is not the only unit capable of wielding bows: Wolt joins earlier, though with lower bases; Sue and Sin are Nomads with mounts and gain 1-range after promotion, and Sue joins in the same chapter; and Klein and Igrene are pre-promoted Snipers and Dayan a Nomad Trooper, all with significantly higher base stats. Dorothy competes with the first three for access to their promotion item, Orion's Bolts, but offers little compared to the Nomads; she will function similarly to the Snipers after investment.

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 Yoder, 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
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Priest Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2
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Bishop Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 40
Per turn:+2
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Troubadour Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Per turn:+

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Per turn:+
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Paladin Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
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Nomad Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Per turn:+

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See Support § GBA games 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: Path of Radiance

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Dorothy's official artwork from The Binding Blade can be viewed in Path of Radiance's extras menu if a copy of The Binding Blade is connected to a Japanese copy of Path of Radiance. This artwork, along with all other The Binding Blade related artwork, is inaccessible in the international versions of the game, owning to the fact that The Binding Blade was not released in those regions.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Dorothy is featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Dorothy
TCGCipher B16-015HN.png Pure Archer, 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 #B16-015HN • Artist: 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 #B16-016N • Artist: 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 .

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade A girl from Etruria in service
to the St. Elimine Church.*


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes


Used in the Meet some of the Heroes website.[5]






Romanized as Dorothy in the The Binding Blade website. Dorothy is the English variant of Dorothea, which means "gift of God".[6]

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.










  • Dorothy
  • Dorothea



Traditional Chinese




Small portrait dorothy fe06.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait dorothy fe06.png Archer Ma gba archer female playable.gif Sniper Ma gba sniper female playable.gif
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Bs fe06 dorothy sniper bow.png
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Iron Ballista
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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...
    Yoder: 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...
    Yoder: 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 Yoder.
    " — Dorothy and Yoder's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. Meet some of the Heroes,, Retrieved: April 3, 2022
  6. Meaning, origin and history of the name Dorothea, Behind the name, Retrieved: January 15, 2012
  7. Incontra gli eroi,, Retrieved: April 3, 2022
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