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Echidna

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Echidna

The Binding Blade Heroes


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

The leader of the rebels on the Western Isles.

Gender

Female

Race

Human

Nationality

Western Islander

Starting class

Hero

Voiced by
Appearance(s)
You're like those heroes that appear in the sagas that bards sing! You appear, help the needy, and leave as suddenly as you had come...
— Larum, on Echidna

Echidna (Japanese: エキドナ Ekhidna) is a warrior of the Western Isles, and the leader of the resistance against the colonial Etrurian occupation of the Isles. When Roy started opposing the Etrurian abuse of the people of the Isles, Echidna joined up with his army upon the request of Larum, a resistance member.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

Role

At the time Roy's army arrived at Mount Eburacum, Bishop Orlo's soldiers had extracted from a villager the news that Echidna was in hiding in a village near the mountain's base, and launched an assault on the village to arrest her. Echidna emerged and engaged the army in battle, rather than surrendering. During the skirmish, she was approached by Larum, who had joined up with Roy's army, and was convinced by her to ally with Roy in opposing Etruria's Isles operations and beyond.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait echidna fe06.png
Ma gba hero female playable.gif Hero
Level 1
Affinity Is gba iceaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 11A, NPC (appears from turn 8), talk with Larum

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Steel Axe
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif C GBARankLance.gif -- Axe B GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


Analysis

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

Echidna joins as a prepromoted Hero in chapter 11A of The Binding Blade where she will come out of upper yellow house on the right side of the map on turn 8. She will be ambushed by 3 enemies and they can attack your units as well, so it's improtant to keep your fragile units out of range, she does have a small chance of death if she gets hit by all of the three enemies, but this is quite rare.

She joins with high bases in areas such as strength, speed and skill, but low ones in areas such as luck, defense, resistance and constitution. She also has low growths in every area besides HP, ensuring that her stats will not improve much. She comes equipped with a steel axe which lowers her speed a lot because of its high weight and Echidna's low constitution, so it's recommended to trade her lighter axes or swords. Her weapon ranks are fairly high allowing her to wield powerful weapons such as killer axes, killing edges and wyrmslayers at base, this along with her high strenght and speed allows her to be a potent combat unit in her joining chapter as well as many of the next few chapters as well, but her low defense and somewhat low HP means that fighting large groups of enemies is quite risky with her even if dodgetanking is fairly viable in The Binding Blade. Because of her low growths and low bulk she will fall off near the lategame, as she will have trouble doubling some of the enemeies and one rounding them without a crit, even so she can still contribute well during the later chapters thanks to her having acces to both axes and swords. She's a great candidate for both Durandal and Armads thanks to her high base weapon ranks, but these weapons should not be used much before chapter 23 if the player desires to get the true ending.

Overall, Echidna is a solid unit having great combat for a few chapter, but will fall off after those. Even so she's still perfectly usable in later chapters and is one of the few viable axe user in the game.

In comparison to Bartre

Depending on the village you visit in chapter 9, you can either get access to the path where you get Echidna or the path where you get Bartre. Bartre is overall bulkier thanks to his higher HP, luck and defense, along with being stronger with a high 22 defense. Because of his high consitution he can use heavy wepons without losing speed, while still being light enough to be rescued by units like Shanna, and has access to bows wich are useful for dealing with numerous dangerous enemy flyers. Unlike Bartre, Echidna has very high speed and skill which allow her to double and hit enemies consitetnly which is fairly rare in The Binding Blade. Most importantly Echidna has access to swords which are a much better weapon type than axes and bows, along with a high enough weapon rank to use powerful ones such as killing edges, making her a much better bosskiller and her overall combat much more consistent.

Overall, because of her more balanced stats and access to a better weapon type, Echidna is generally prefered over Bartre.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

Echidna is one of the characters added to the game in the Heavenly Witness update, and became available for summoning by players on November 19, 2019. Only one variation of Echidna is currently available in Heroes, based on her The Binding Blade incarnation.

Starting stats

★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★

Portrait echidna unyielding idealist feh.png
Rarity ★★★
Weapon type Is feh axe.png
Movement type Infantry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 17/18/19
Attack 6/7/8 Speed 8/9/10
Defense 4/5/6 Resistance 6/7/8
Skills
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Axe
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png --

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Iron Axe Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Axe Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Rearguard ★★★ 200 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Rearguard+ ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh skill special.png Daylight ★★★ 100 SP
Is feh skill special.png Sol ★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh brazen spd res 1.pngA Brazen Spd/Res 1 ★★★ 60 SP
Is feh brazen spd res 2.pngA Brazen Spd/Res 2 ★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh brazen spd res 3.pngA Brazen Spd/Res 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh spur atk 1.pngC Spur Atk 1 ★★★ 50 SP
Is feh drive atk 1.pngC Drive Atk 1 ★★★ 120 SP
Is feh drive atk 2.pngC Drive Atk 2 ★★★★ 240 SP

Personality and character

Echidna is self-described as being exceptionally stubborn and determined, refusing to merely surrender and insisting on fighting on even when surrounded by Etrurian soldiers.[1] She never talks about her own history, and is single-mindedly fixated on the welfare of others, determined to do everything she can to help and protect the people of the Western Isles; she is similarly humble and struggles to respond to being praised by others.[2] She is blunt and honest, directly criticising Larum for her infamously poor cooking skills,[3] being entirely honest about her motives in seeking the help of others, and in her opinions of Gonzalez's situation regarding his appearance and ostracization.[4] During the war, she was determined to spend her time after it constructing a new village in the Isles to provide homes for all those who lost their livelihoods to the war, and actively sought as much assistance as possible from others, including Lot, Wade, Geese and Gonzalez.[5]

Supports

The Binding Blade

Main article: Echidna/Supports
Portrait echidna fe06.png
Echidna
Hero
Is gba iceaffin.png
Small portrait geese fe06.png
Geese
Pirate Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
Small portrait gonzalez fe06.png
Gonzalez
Brigand Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
Small portrait lot fe06.png
Lot
Fighter Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

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[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin9}}}affin.png|link={{{affin9}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait larum fe06.png
Larum
Dancer Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2
Small portrait wade fe06.png
Wade
Fighter Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

[[{{{support6}}}]]
[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin6}}}affin.png|link={{{affin6}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

[[{{{support8}}}]]
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Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

[[{{{support10}}}]]
[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin10}}}affin.png|link={{{affin10}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

Echidna - Goddess of the West
Short: Returned to the Western Isles.

Long: After Echidna went back home to the Western Isles, the people were overjoyed at the return of their hero. She left the rebel group, but the people begged her to be their leader once again. Her hard work united the Western Isles into a new nation, the Western Union.

Quotes

Battle quotes


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Death quote

Everyone on the Isles... Don't give up.
— Echidna, in The Binding Blade.

Heroes quotes

Main article: Echidna/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Echidna is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Echidna
TCGCipher B09-061HN.png Goddess of the West, Echidna
Elibe

Female

Axe


"I have no intention of going quietly."
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Hero Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Tactics of the Resistance: [Trigger] When this unit is deployed, you may choose 1 card with an "Attack Emblem" skill from your Retreat Area, and place it on top of your deck.
Hand Axe: [Activate] [Flip one bond card] Until the end of this turn, this unit's range becomes 1-2.
Card #B09-061HNArtist: Yoneko
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Echidna .

Trivia

  • Echidna was the fourth and final female member of a Mercenary-related class in the Fire Emblem series prior to the class becoming gender-neutral in Awakening, a decade after Echidna's appearance in the series.
  • Echidna is the first female unit in the series to be able to wield axes immediately upon recruitment.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Echidna As of Heroes. In Greek mythology, Echidna was a monster who was half-woman and half-snake.
English
(unofficial)
Echidna Used in the The Binding Blade fan translation.
Japanese エキドナ Officially romanized as Ekhidna. Alternative romanization of the Greek.

Gallery

Small portrait echidna fe06.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait echidna fe06.png Hero
Bs fe06 echidna hero sword.png
Sword
Bs fe06 echidna hero axe.png
Axe

Heroes artwork

Other appearances

References

  1. "Soldier: If you surrender peacefully, perhaps Bishop Orlo will have mercy on you.
    Echidna: Sorry, but I'm sorta the stubborn type.
    " — An Etrurian soldier and Echidna, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Larum: ...You know, you're really noble.
    Echidna: Wh-What?
    Larum: You're always thinking about others. Even this, you're building a village so that other people can live peacefully.
    Echidna: I...
    Larum: You're like those heroes that appear in the sagas that bards sing! You appear, help the needy, and leave as suddenly as you had come... You're also mysterious since you never tell anybody about yourself.
    Echidna: Right...I don't.
    Larum: But I won't ask. I'm really curious, but there must be an important reason why you won't tell us.
    " — Larum and Echidna, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Echidna: Ever since I started the rebellion, I've been eating your... I can't even bear to say it in words. Anyway, I wouldn't call it food.
    Larum: I never! I've always been trying...
    Echidna: Look, Larum. You usually don't end up burning the house down when you cook a proper meal.
    Larum: That's not a big loss, considering how wonderful my food tastes.
    Echidna: The wails and moans of the rebel members... I can still hear them echoing in my ears. Has Elffin eaten ever eaten the stuff?
    " — Echidna and Larum, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "Echidna: All right, Gonzalez. I don't believe in that 'As long as you have a kind heart...' crap. You're ugly. People made fun of you because of it.
    Gonzalez: Uh...
    Echidna: But that doesn't mean you should just give up. You should look over yourself carefully, and find something that only you have. You'll eventually find something that's unique to you.
    Gonzales: To me...
    Echidna: Right, unique to you. If you have that, no one'll be making fun of you any more. You won't have to belittle yourself all the time. You can stand proud.
    " — Echidna and Gonzalez, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "Echidna: Hey, wait! I need a favor from you.
    Gonzalez: ...Me?
    Echidna: Right. It has to be you. You see, there's gonna be a new village built on the Western Isles.
    Gonzalez: Village...
    Echidna: There are lots of people who lost their homes because of the war. Some of them from the rebel group that I was with.
    Gonzalez: Lost home...
    Echidna: So, we've decided to build a village for those people. And we need help, you see. It'd be really great if we get some strong men like you. What do you say?
    " — Echidna and Gonzalez, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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