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|“||Humans... They are so very fragile.||”|
— Ephidel commenting on Darin
Ephidel (Japanese: エフィデル Ephdel) was a morph appearing in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, he was created by Nergal. Ephidel was primarily an informant and manipulator, and is never witnessed participating in combat.
Despite appearing in cutscenes with a Sage map sprite, Ephidel's data is generic.
Ephidel appears to be a major antagonist in the first ten chapters of Eliwood's and Hector's tale. His first appearance is speaking to marquess Santaruz, Helman. Helman is at least partially in league with the Lycian rebellion, however, Helman's resolve is faltering. Ephidel notices this and fatally wounds marquess Helman, though Helman is still able to tell Eliwood to find Darin.
Personality and character
Ephidel matches most morph behavior as emotionless and calculating. However, his screaming during his death and commenting somewhat condescendingly to Darin behind his back, indicates he may have some emotional capability, as in both instances emulating those emotions would have been of no benefit.
Ephidel seemed to have some expectation of protection by Nergal, as he yells out Nergal's name several times before dying.
|“||Hyaaaa! Stop... You mustn’t come here!! Lord Nergal! Lord Nergal! Please......!!! Guwaaaaaaahhh!!!!!!||”|
Ephidel does not have any battle quotes.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Ephidel is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Ephidel|
|Chilling Golden Eyes, Ephidel|
|"I am Ephidel. Pleased to make your acquaintance."|
|Attack: 60||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Sage||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|False Friends: [Trigger] [Once per turn] During your turn, when your opponent's support card fails to support an enemy, until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Thread Spun in Darkness: [Trigger]  When this unit's attack destroys an enemy, you may pay the cost and if you do: Your opponent choses 1 card from their hand, reveals it, and places it at the top of their deck.
|Card #B13-044HN • Artist: Setsu|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Ephidel .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||エフィデル||Officially romanized as Ephdel.|
Artwork of Ephidel from The Blazing Blade.
- "Humans... They are so very fragile." — Ephidel, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|