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Forrest (character)

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Portrait (Fates) DLC (Fates)

Portrait forrest fe14.png
Forrest's portrait from Fates.

Leo's son. Gentle and compassionate. Has an eye for beauty and loves to sew.






13th March


Leo (father)
Garon (grandfather)
Xander (uncle)
Camilla (aunt)
Elise (aunt)
Siegbert (cousin)



Starting class

Troubadour (main game)
Strategist (Heirs of Fate DLC)

Voiced by

Yūta Takahashi
(Japanese, Fates)
Max Mittelman[1]
(English, Fates)


Fire Emblem Fates

I will never let the laughter of cruel people stop me from being who I am. Long ago, I decided I wouldn't let them change the way I dress... and I certainly won't let them stop me from being compassionate toward others.
— Forrest to his mother in a support conversation

Forrest (Japanese: フォレオ Foleo) is the son of Prince Leo of Nohr. He is a Troubadour who grew up in a Deeprealm. Like the rest of the Nohrian royal familiy, Forrest has inherited the power of Dragon Vein from his father.

Fire Emblem Fates


Forrest is one of the second generation characters in Fates, and is recruitable after Leo is wed. As he is a child character, his recruitment time and starting stats can vary wildly.

In his paralogue, Forrest leaves his Deeprealm to visit a trading town in Nohr for sewing supplies,[2] but said village ends up under attack by a group of bandits. Forrest takes to healing injured villagers during the conflict, though is mistaken for a beautiful woman doing so. Leo and Elise enter the village, and Elise finds Forrest to be a lovely person, however, Leo strongly rejects Forrest, especially on his choice of dress,[3] and questions why he has left his deeprealm. Shortly after Leo and Forrest argue with each other, Forrest begins to leave, and then said bandits mistake him for a lovely woman and kidnap him, planning to sell him for money.[4] Leo actually seems reluctant to bother, and Elise steps in to rescue Forrest herself.[5] Though Leo regains his composure a few moments later and also works to rescue Forrest.

After fending off the bandits, Forrest says he will return to his Deeprealm, but makes sure to note that it is not to hide himself to protect Leo's pride.[6] Before Forrest leaves, Leo apologizes for his behavior.[7] Though Forrest somewhat deflects his father's apology and invitation to travel with him, instead, Forrest focuses on being able to spend more time with Elise.

Starting stats and growth rates


Main article: Forrest (character)/Stats

Main Story Heirs of Fate II/IV Heirs of Fate V Heirs of Fate VI

Small portrait forrest fe14.png
Is 3ds02 dragon vein icon.png Ma 3ds02 troubadour forrest playable.gif Troubadour
Level 15
Movement 7
Recruitment: Paralogue 16, automatically at the end of the chapter

Stats Growths Mods Pair Up

Max HP Varies Speed Varies
Strength Varies Luck Varies
Magic Varies Defense Varies
Skill Varies Resistance Varies
Inventory Skills
-- Fierce Counter
Resistance +2
Is 3ds01 outrealm skill.png Mother's inherited skill*
Is 3ds01 outrealm skill.png Leo's inherited skill*
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas -- Lances/Naginata -- Axes/Clubs -- Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls -- Staves/Rods D Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones -- Beaststones --
These are the base growth rates and stat modifiers before inheritance.

Enemy - Heirs of Fate III

Small portrait forrest vallite fe14.png
Is 3ds02 dragon vein icon.png Ma 3ds02 strategist forrest vallite enemy.gif Strategist
Level 1
Movement -
Max HP 34 Speed 11
Strength 5 Luck 10
Magic 16 Defense 8
Skill 7 Resistance 20+2
Inventory Skills
Fierce Counter
Resistance +2
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas -- Lances/Naginata -- Axes/Clubs -- Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls E Staves/Rods D Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones --

Reclassing options

Main article: Forrest (character)/Stats
Small portrait forrest fe14.png
Base classes:*
Troubadour Strategist
Reclass options:
Dark Mage Sorcerer
Dark Knight
This unit will also inherit the class sets of their mother.
This unit can also reclass to the base classes of a unit with whom they have an S or A+ support.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Main article: Forrest (character)/Stats

Promotion stat gains

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Main article: Forrest (character)/Stats

Skill set

Main article: Forrest (character)/Stats
Skill Learned at
Regardless of who Forrest's mother is, Forrest will always have these skills in his own potential skill pool:
Is 3ds02 fierce counter.png Fierce Counter Personal skill, innate and unremovable
Is 3ds01 resistance +2.png Resistance +2 Innate
Is 3ds02 gentilhomme.png Gentilhomme Innate
Is 3ds01 rally resistance.png Rally Resistance Strategist, starting from level 5
Is 3ds02 inspiration.png Inspiration Strategist, starting from level 15
Is 3ds02 live to serve.png Live to Serve Butler, starting from level 5
Is 3ds01 tomebreaker.png Tomebreaker Butler, starting from level 15
Is 3ds02 heartseeker.png Heartseeker Dark Mage, starting from level 11
Is 3ds02 malefic aura.png Malefic Aura Dark Mage, starting from level 11
Is 3ds02 seal magic.png Seal Magic Dark Knight, starting from level 5
Is 3ds01 lifetaker.png Lifetaker Dark Knight, starting from level 15
Is 3ds01 vengeance.png Vengeance Sorcerer, starting from level 5
Is 3ds01 bowbreaker.png Bowbreaker Sorcerer, starting from level 15
The above skill list does not include skills obtained via Supports and DLC.

Personality and character

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Forrest has a great interest in fashion. He is adept at designing beautiful clothing, and wears male and female clothes without discrimination. Forrest first gained an interest in sewing and feminine clothing when he was young, Leo had gifted Forrest's caretaker one of Elise's old dresses, and Forrest decided to try said dress on. Leo praised Forrest's looks in said dress.[8] However, past Forrest's young age Leo strongly disapproved of these habits, and rarely visited his son, resulting in the two having a toxic relationship for quite a while. But they reconcile after the events of Forrest's paralogue. He is kind and sympathetic, but very timid, and possesses the strongest fear of blood in the army.


Main article: Forrest (character)/Supports


Forrest, Fashion Forward (single ending)
Forrest began a career in clerical work alongside his father and uncle in Nohr. Soon, however, his fashion designs and artwork led to worldwide acclaim—and a second career in the art world.

Forrest, Fashion Forward & Corrin, Crux of Fate (Conquest)
Forrest assisted his father and uncle while simultaneously revolutionizing the fashion world. Corrin was hailed as a hero, working alongside her spouse to spread peace worldwide.

Forrest, Fashion Forward & Corrin, Queen of Valla (Revelation)
The two spent the rest of their lives together, Corrin ruling as the wise Queen of Valla. Under Forrest's guidance, Vallite fashion became the envy of all other kingdoms.

Forrest, Fashion Forward & Kana, Dragon Spawn
Forrest assisted his father and uncle while simultaneously revolutionizing the fashion world. Scholars believe Kana traveled the world doing good. Most stories of dragons were based on her deeds.

Forrest, Fashion Forward & Sophie, Clumsy Knight
Forrest assisted his father and uncle while simultaneously revolutionizing the fashion world. Sophie and Avel traveled around the world. She eventually became an outstanding knight.

Forrest, Fashion Forward & Midori, Reliable Chemist
Forrest assisted his father and uncle while simultaneously revolutionizing the fashion world. Midori developed a great variety of new medicines and traveled widely to teach their manufacture.

Forrest, Fashion Forward & Selkie, Free Spirit
Forrest assisted his father and uncle while simultaneously revolutionizing the fashion world. Selkie never truly settled down, and could often be found romping wildly in the forest.

Forrest, Fashion Forward & Rhajat, Black Magician
Forrest assisted his father and uncle while simultaneously revolutionizing the fashion world. Scholars note Rhajat's incredible devotion to her beloved—the two were rarely seen apart in public.

Forrest, Fashion Forward & Velouria, Wolf Cub
Forrest assisted his father and uncle while simultaneously revolutionizing the fashion world. Velouria's keen senses saved those around her from potential danger on countless occasions.

Forrest, Fashion Forward & Ophelia, Dramatic Heroine
Forrest assisted his father and uncle while simultaneously revolutionizing the fashion world. Scholars say Ophelia continued to research spells and hexes all her life. She also named them.

Forrest, Fashion Forward & Soleil, Adorable Adorer
Forrest assisted his father and uncle while simultaneously revolutionizing the fashion world. Historians disagree about Soleil's final fate but agree she was an inspiration to everyone she met.

Forrest, Fashion Forward & Nina, Eye Spy
Forrest assisted his father and uncle while simultaneously revolutionizing the fashion world. Once married, Nina gave up her "hobby" for volunteer work and was hailed as a great philanthropist.

Death quote

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Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Forrest is currently featured on four cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Two of these cards' quotes are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Forrest

Normal + variant

TCGCipher B02-093R.png
Beautifully Garbed Prince, Forrest




Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Strategist Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
New Tactics: [Always] During your opponent’s turn, as long as this unit is untapped, your units cannot be moved by skills.
Class Change Skill Deadlock: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Move one enemy rearguard unit to the front. (Class Change Skill: This skill cannot be used unless this unit was Class Changed.)
Card #B02-093R(+)Artist: Akira Fujikawa
TCGCipher B02-094N.png Lovely Prince, Forrest




Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Troubadour Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Heal: [Activate] [ Is TCGCipher Tap.png, Is TCGCipher Flip 2.png ] Choose a card from your Retreat Area other than “Forrest” and add it to your hand.
Am I... cute?: [Special] This unit also counts as having the Female affinity.
Is TCGCipher Defend.png Miracle Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your opponent’s attacking unit cannot perform a Critical Hit.
Card #B02-094NArtist: Akira Fujikawa
TCGCipher B06-084HN.png Beautifully Garbed Butler, Forrest



"Do... I... look good?"
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Butler Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Royal Fashionista: [Activate] [ Is TCGCipher Tap.png, Discard a card from your hand] You may destroy one of your Orbs, and if you do: Place the top card of your Deck in the Orb Zone.
Butler’s Hospitality: [Always] During your opponent’s turn, this unit and your Main Character cannot be moved by the effects of your opponent’s skills.
Card #B06-084HNArtist: Akira Fujikawa
TCGCipher B10-075HN.png Prayer's Brynhildr, Forrest




"Rather than weep over our loss, we keep hope alive of finding our loved ones. I expect you feel alone without your mama, but we're here for you now."
Attack: 60 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Strategist Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Dragon Vein Dark Mire: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] [Flip one of your Orbs face-up] If your opponent has 5 or more cards in their hand, they must discard a card.
Sprouting Spelltree: [Always] If you have a face-up Orb, all units cannot be moved by skills.
Card #B10-075HNArtist: Akira Fujikawa
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Forrest .


  • Forrest's hat is available as an accessory in My Castle.
  • Forrest and Leo share the same voice actor in English, Max Mittelman.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Forrest Derived from an English surname meaning "forest", originally belonging to a person who lived near a forest.[9]
Japanese フォレオ Romanzed in the internal files as Foleo; listed in the official character book as "Foreo".
Spanish Forrest As above
French Forrest As above
German Forrest As above
Italian Forrest As above



  1. Max Mittelman, Max Mittelman,
  2. "I heard that this village is a fine place to shop for sewing supplies." — Forrest, to Leo, Fire Emblem Fates
  3. "You're a disgrace. [...] You know what I mean, Forrest. You! The way you dress. I've told you before..." — Leo, to Forrest, Fire Emblem Fates
  4. "Let's get 'er, boys. She'll fetch a king's ransom in gold." — Ruffian, about to kidnap Forrest, Fire Emblem Fates
  5. "All right! Then I guess it's up to the rest of us to rescue my nephew!" — Elise, after Leo's failure to respond to his son's plight, Fire Emblem Fates
  6. "Don't think for one moment that I'm leaving to spare your feelings. You're unworthy of me, Father." — Forrest, Fire Emblem Fates
  7. "I'm sorry. I truly am. I must seem like a stone-hearted father to you. You're right to say I'm not worthy. That Elise was able to see you as a person of sterling qualities... While I couldn't? I'm, er, I'm a better person than this. So I like to think." — Leo, to Forrest., Fire Emblem Fates
  8. "Forrest: A long time ago... It's funny. I was actually inspired because of a compliment you once paid me. When I was little, I ran around the house in a dress. You saw me and said I looked adorable.
    Leo: Did I really?
    Forrest: You don't remember? It was a long time ago. I recall that dress so vividly. It was made from white satin, with tons of pink ruffles and soft lace.
    Leo: Yes... Yes, I remember it now. If memory serves, it was a hand-me-down from Elise. One of her old summer dresses. Initially, she gave it to a girl taking care of you. But you took one look at it and were instantly enamored.
    " — Forrest and Leo in a support conversation, Fire Emblem Fates
  9. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Forrest,, Retrieved: 8 September 2018
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