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Forsyth

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Forsyth

Shadows of Valentia Heroes Cipher


FESoV Forsyth.png
Artwork of Forsyth from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A member of the Deliverance fighting to free Zofia.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

25 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Starting class

Soldier

Voiced by
Appearance(s)
I’ve made a name for myself as a warrior. May as well take that to its logical conclusion and do some more warring.
— Forsyth, to Python.

Forsyth (Japanese: フォルス Fols) is a soldier in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is a member of the Zofian Deliverance.

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Role

Forsyth is the second and last soldier recruited on Alm's route.

He is a member of the Zofian Deliverance, and tells Alm of Desaix's plans to join forces with Rigel and the rumors of Mila's disappearance.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait forsyth fe02.png
Ma nes02 soldier playable.gif Soldier
Level 4
Recruitment: Act 1, speak with Alm in the Deliverance Hideout

Stats Growth Rates

Equipment
--
Weapons
Sword
X mark.png
Axe
X mark.png
B. Magic
X mark.png
Lance
Yes check.png
Bow
X mark.png
W. Magic
X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Armor +x to 34 +x to 16 +0 +0 +0 +x to 12 +1 +0 +0 --
Baron +x to 40 +x to 22 +x to 6 +0 +0 +x to 18 +6 +0 +0 --
  • In Gaiden, promotion gains give the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Role

Forsyth reprises his role in the remake. He is also featured in a Memory Prism, where he and Python first join the Deliverance.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait forsyth status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 soldier forsyth playable.gif Soldier
Level 4
Fatigue tol. 0.5
Recruitment: Act 1, talk with Alm in the Deliverance Hideout

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
-- Lance
Weapons
FE15RankSword.png
X mark.png
FE15RankAxe.png
X mark.png
FE15RankBlackMagic.png
X mark.png
FE15RankLance.png
Yes check.png
FE15RankBow.png
X mark.png
FE15RankWhiteMagic.png
X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Armor +x to 34 +x to 16 +0 +0 +0 +x to 12 +0 +0 --
Baron +x to 40 +x to 22 +x to 6 +0 +0 +x to 18 +0 +0 --
  • In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, promotion gains give the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.

Analysis

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

When first undergoing basic combat training, Forsyth, in his folly, shunned the sword and picked up the lance and thus cursed himself to become an armor knight and to eventually become the worst unit in the game. When recruited in the Deliverance HQ, there is really only one map left for Forsyth to be deployed on. Unfortunately for this Forsyth to be reckoned with, the map proves to be very difficult for him to contribute anything on. Firstly, Soldiers are still limited to four movement at a point where many have already gotten to at least five movement. Moreover, nearly every other class has access to ranged attacks, either through spells or specific equipment, to compensate for low movement while lance-users still have no access to Javelins or Saunion. This means that Silque must warp Forsyth to the frontlines for him to see any combat where he can retaliate; however, when he reaches the frontlines, you will find that the enemy cavaliers will double him and tear through his pitiful HP and defense bases while he deals barely anything in return. While Forsyth is in a class line known for its tankiness, he has yet to promote—and is three levels away from doing so—meaning his tanking ability is far surpassed by essentially any other frontliner with better defense or enough speed to avoid getting doubled. For instance, any Villager turned Mercenary, Alm if trained, and a promoted Lukas all surpass Forsyth in tanking capability, all of who are far more ideal units to use Silque's warp spell on. Essentially, you have a unit that is forced to attack at melee-range yet whose stats are far too horrible to do any noteworthy damage and is almost immediately put in mortal peril after one enemy phase. For this reason, it is hardly optimal, and borders on cruelty, to catapult Forsyth to the frontlines with Silque, meaning that for the entire map, Forsyth will likely be rushing to reach the action only to arrive once the fight is practically over; consequently, this also means that he has likely made little to no progress on the three levels he needs to promote.

Once Act III begins, the maps become even more ill-suited to train Forsyth on, much less use any Soldier/Armored Knight on. Post-Act I maps become larger with enemies far more spread out and filled with more magic-users who will often be able to kill him in one-round. Deploying Forsyth on these maps will prove pointless once again due to his poor combat performance, lackluster defenses, and inability to reach the frontlines without help from Silque. Even maps that have choke points are unideal for Forsyth as he is simply worse than Lukas, any Myrmidon with a shield, Alm, and even Clive when it comes to tanking. Moreover, maps that are less empty or smaller are often plagued by Witches, enemy units that can warp themselves anywhere on the map and will target units isolated from the rest of the army. Their favored targets are Armor Knights as they fall behind due to low movement and take massive damage due to their low speed. If you deploy Forsyth on a map with Witches, he is liable to get one-rounded by them since he will likely be underleveled and even if trained will more than likely still get doubled. These factors combined mean that there is not a single map where Forsyth can be deployed and provide some kind of benefit that a different unit cannot perform more competently.

Many would counter these points by arguing you can train Forsyth to promotion in the Deliverance HQ; however, Lukas has been in your party the whole game, has likely promoted by the time you reach Forsyth and you do not need more than one Knight for the finale of Act I nor at any point beyond Act I.

Overall, Forsyth is a man whose ambition far outstrips the cold, harsh reality of his performance in combat. He performs awfully against any enemy that a melee-locked unit would want to fight and is an active liability when deployed on later maps. Forsyth's best utility lies in seeking refuge on the bench and staying alive so that Python gets a good ending.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

Forsyth is one of the characters added to the game in the Lethal Swordsman update, and became available for summoning by players on October 21, 2019. Only one variation of Forsyth is currently available in Heroes, based on his Echoes: Shadows of Valentia incarnation.

Starting stats

Forsyth: Loyal Lieutenant is only available at 5★ rarity.
Portrait forsyth loyal lieutenant feh.png
Rarity ★★★★★
Weapon type Is feh lance.png
Movement type Armor

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 22/23/24
Attack 9/10/11 Speed 4/5/6
Defense 10/11/12 Resistance 6/7/8
Skills
Is feh skill offense.png Sol Lance
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png Glowing Ember

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Iron Lance Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Lance Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Silver Lance Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Sol Lance Innate
Is feh skill special.png Glowing Ember Innate
Is feh skill special.png Bonfire ★★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh def res bond 1.pngA Def/Res Bond 1 ★★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh def res bond 2.pngA Def/Res Bond 2 ★★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh def res bond 3.pngA Def/Res Bond 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh bold fighter 1.pngB Bold Fighter 1 ★★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh bold fighter 2.pngB Bold Fighter 2 ★★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh bold fighter 3.pngB Bold Fighter 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh fortify def 1.pngC Fortify Def 1 ★★★★★ 50 SP
Is feh fortify def 2.pngC Fortify Def 2 ★★★★★ 100 SP
Is feh fortify def 3.pngC Fortify Def 3 ★★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh joint hone def.pngC Joint Hone Def ★★★★★ 300 SP

Personality and character

Forsyth had very little characterization in Gaiden, owing to his minimal dialogue. He was given an expanded personality in Shadows of Valentia, where he has a straightforward attitude, being very passionate about fighting in the Deliverance. As a result, he is unable to understand apathy in other people, especially his childhood friend Python.

Supports

Main article: Forsyth/Supports

Base conversations

Main article: Forsyth/Conversations

Ending

Gaiden

As one of the knights of the kingdom, he works towards the restoration of Valentia.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

If Python and Clive survived
Forsyth joined the One Kingdom's knights after the war, working hard to bring order back to the land. Time took off some of his more caustic edges, and he served many years alongside Clive as a poised and thoughtful lieutenant.

If Clive died
Forsyth joined the One Kingdom's knights after the war, and he lived his life for them as the late Clive would have wanted. Time took off some of Forsyth's more caustic edges, giving him a poised and thoughtful demeanor that reminded many of his old commander.

If Python died
Forsyth joined the One Kingdom's knights after the war. The loss of Python left him empty, which is perhaps why he volunteered to go to the borderlands to bring the king's peace. He met and wed a woman from the area, and the two never returned to the capital.


Quotes

Battle quotes

I'm a Forsyth to be reckoned with!
— Forsyth after defeating an enemy

The Final Battle quote

I have no deference for one who would wield unjust power over his people. Such a despot is no god of mine!
— Forsyth

Critical quotes

In the name of Zofia!
— Forsyth
The gauntlets are off!
— Forsyth
Take care now!
— Forsyth
Farewell!
— Forsyth

Death quotes

T-too bad...
— Forsyth, in Gaiden.
It appears I'm done for... Forgive me, Sir Clive... I'm no use to you any...more...
— Forsyth, in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
Oh dear. I seem to have put too much stock in my abilities. I'll get to safety. Carry on without me!
— Forsyth, in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).

Heroes quotes

Main article: Forsyth/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Forsyth
TCGCipher B11-059HN.png Loyal and Strict Lieutenant, Forsyth
Archanea

Male

Lance

Armor

"Never fear - I intend to slay as many foes as possible in your good name! Long live the Deliverance, and three huzzahs for Sir Clive!"
Attack: 50 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
"Ha! Stand aside!": [Trigger] When this unit is deployed, until the end of your opponent's next turn, this unit gains +20 attack.
Armor Expertise: [Always] While this unit is being attacked by a non-Tome unit, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B11-059HNArtist: Tomohide Takaya
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Forsyth .

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Forsyth --
English
(unofficial)
Force Used in the Gaiden fan translation.
Japanese フォルス Officially romanized as Fols.
Spanish Forsyth As above.
French Forsyth As above.
German Forsyth As above.
Italian Forsyth As above.
Dutch Forsyth As above.
Simplified Chinese 弗鲁斯
Traditional Chinese 弗魯斯

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait forsyth fe02.png Soldier Knight Baron
Bs fe02 soldier lance.png
Lance
Bs fe02 knight lance 01.png
Lance
Bs fe02 baron lance.png
Lance

References


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Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's
Party
AlmClairCliveDeltheaFayeForsythGrayKliffLukasLuthierMathildaMycenPythonSilqueTatianaTobinZeke
Celica's
Party
AtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaConradDeenEstFayeGennyJesseKamuiKliffLeonMaeNomahPallaSaberSonyaValbar
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
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Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma TowerDuma Temple) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineNovisRamSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
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Shadows of Valentia AlmBerkutBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveConradDeltheaDumaFayeForsythGennyGrayKliffLeonLukasMaeMathildaMilaPythonRineaRudolfSaberSilqueSonyaTobinValbar
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