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This page contains all data pertaining to Gilbert's supports in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Note that his supports can only be unlocked on the Blue Lions and Azure Moon paths.

Byleth (M)

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Gilbert
Support information: Small portrait byleth m fe16.png
Byleth
C:
Available in both parts
B:
Avaialble in Part II
A:
Available after Chapter 17
S: Select before final chapter

C Support

Gilbert: I am sorry to make you tag along with my shopping trip like this. You were very kind to offer your help, even though this is my duty.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Don't worry about it. I'm happy to help.
Gilbert: I will someday repay you for this kindness. Gilbert: In return, I will gladly come to your aid when you need it someday.

Gilbert: Though I fear there may not be so many things I can help you with...

Choice 1 Choice 2
Could you teach me to fish? Could you help with my combat training?
Gilbert: Fishing? Of course, I would be happy to.
Prior to Chapter 9

Gilbert: I recall hearing that Captain Jeralt is quite the fisherman. Is that true?

After Chapter 9

Gilbert: I recall hearing that Captain Jeralt was quite the fisherman. Is that true?

Gilbert: I would be glad to. However, I would likely learn more from you, than you would from me.

Gilbert: You made a living as a mercenary under Captain Jeralt's guidance. As a comparatively new member of the Knights of Seiros, I was not so familiar with his past exploits... Yet clashing swords with him, even just a handful of times, was enough for his abilities to astound me. You, as one trained by him, must have those same great talents. I have devoted my life to the path of a knight, yet I find your mercenary experience lends your blade...
Byleth: Hm?
City Child: Ahaha, wait up!
City Child: Catch me if you can! C'mon, this way! This way!

In Part I

Gilbert: Hah... It is good to see children able to play and to smile.

In Part II

Gilbert: Even in dark times such as these, children can find joy in life.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's rare to see that look on your face. I never knew you could smile, Gilbert.

Gilbert: Was I...smiling? Please...forget you saw that. I do not have the right to such pleasures.

The right?

Gilbert: Indeed... For those we have lost will never be able to smile again. I am sorry. I did not mean to trouble you with such talk. Come, let us head back.

B Support

Gilbert: Dear Goddess, please allow His Majesty to rest in peace... Who is it? Oh... Professor. What brings you here at this hour?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I heard your voice. I was just taking a walk.
Gilbert: I am most sorry for disturbing you.

Gilbert: The hour is late, Professor. You should be resting in preparation for the day to come.

What were you doing?

Gilbert: I was offering my prayers to the goddess. It is all that I can do now... I told you I was in service of the royal family, yes? When I was only a young soldier, the king saw fit to make a knight of me. I was given the great honor of guiding and protecting the royal family.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Guiding? Protecting?
Gilbert: It was similar to your own work. I was a teacher of sorts. Gilbert: Indeed. I served in that post for nearly 40 years.

Gilbert: I instructed both King Lambert and Prince Dimitri in the arts of combat, tactics, and academia. I also did all in my power to keep them safe. Until... That day. I was unable to fulfill my duty. I was...powerless.

You mean...the Tragedy of Duscur?

Gilbert: Yes. When I received word of the attack, it was already too late. His Majesty was dead, along with many knights and soldiers. If only I had made it to Duscur more quickly... It is my fault that His Highness, Dimitri, has become...the way he is now. After that, I abandoned my wife and child, and fled my homeland. I turned my back on everything I swore to protect. My sins are countless. I will bear the weight of my guilt for as long as I live.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Praying to the goddess won't help. You're going about this the wrong way.
Gilbert: What else can I do for His Majesty and all of those who died that day? Gilbert: Apologizing to my daughter and wife. Devoting myself to His Highness. That is the way to atonement. And yet... Even if I am granted the forgiveness of those who still live, praying is all I can do to atone to those who are with us no more...

Choice 1 Choice 2
Praying won't help you atone. The dead are gone. You can't help them now.

Gilbert: ... Long ago, there was someone who told me something quite similar. Forgive me. This will not do. As I grow older, I find myself talking endlessly about the past. But it is too late for such things now. I have finished my prayers. We should return.

A Support

Gilbert: Even this town, which was a ruin, has begun to recover its energy. However, acquiring supplies is still difficult. The people living here are struggling too. This conflict must be brought to an end soon.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Let's end it ourselves. I quite agree.
Gilbert: I agree. We must seize victory with our own hands. Gilbert: Yes. Let us seize victory together and build a new, more peaceful world.

Gilbert: Still, I wonder what path my life should follow once we achieve our goals.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Aren't you going back to your home? Aren't you going back to your family?
Gilbert: This has been my intent. However, I sometimes find myself thinking differently. I wonder if it is time for my role here to end. Our peaceful future would hardly benefit from a war-hardened relic such as myself. Gilbert: That has been my intent. But surely my daughter, Annette, must have her own path to follow. Perhaps she would be happier if our paths diverged. Of course, if she desires it, I will gladly return. But if she does not...

Gilbert: Hmm... I wonder if I should ask my wife to join me here, to live out our days together at the monastery. That would not be so bad a choice either. Perhaps it is the fault of last night's drink that I am indulging in such dreams of the future today.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's important to think about the future. This isn't like you, Gilbert.
Gilbert: Yes. I've learned there is strength in focusing clearly on tomorrow and allowing yesterday to be done. Gilbert: You are correct. For now, I should focus on surviving the battles at hand.

Gilbert: Hmm.
City Child: Hey! It's the old fishing guy! Hi there!

Old fishing guy?

Gilbert: A short time ago, I instructed these children in the art of fishing.
City Child: Thanks to you, we caught a really, really big fish in the river nearby!
Gilbert: Is that right? Be sure you share it with your families, now.
City Child: We will!

What happened to not smiling?

Gilbert: I did say something about that once, didn't I? I even told you to forget you ever saw me smile... But now, I would not ask that of you... Your words from when last we spoke have stayed with me. They bring to mind the king I first served. He told me not to dwell upon the dead. "The dead are dead, and those who live are not bound by them." I intend to live my own life from now on.

That's a fine smile.

Gilbert: You have a fine smile as well. One that I could never have imagined when we first met. No matter how our titles or positions change, I hope you will always remain yourself, Professor.

S Support

Goddess Tower

Gilbert: This place never changes. Even though Lady Rhea has withdrawn from duty, and you have become the new archbishop. The monastery that was in ruins has been rebuilt. The continent is united under its rightful king. Amidst all that change, this place stays the same.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Are you going to stay at the monastery? You're not going back home?

Gilbert: I have been considering what to do for some time, and I have chosen to remain here. Of course, I have obtained His Majesty's blessing in this. He told me I should live as I see fit. I believe this soldier's duty has come to an end. It feels lonely, yet I think it is a good thing.

If Annette is alive

Gilbert: And remaining at the monastery does not mean severing all ties with my daughter. I fully intend to visit my wife and child whenever possible.

Gilbert: There is one other thing. My youth may be gone, but I would like to offer you my service as a knight. If you will have me.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm counting on you. You're sure that's what you want?
Gilbert: I would choose to serve none other.

Gilbert: The war is over, yet there are still difficulties to face. We of the church must join hands with the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus to make a better world for all. I am unsure how much I can do for you. But I hope I can form a bridge between the church and the Kingdom. Aside from that... I suppose I can at least teach the orphans at the monastery to fish. Oh, I nearly forgot something very important.

Something important?

Gilbert: Yes... I would like to put an end to the deception that has been my life. Your Grace, I humbly request that you call me by my true name. I am Gustave Eddie Dominic.

I'm counting on you, Gustave.

Gilbert: Yes, my liege.
(S-support illustration)
Gilbert: I hereby swear my allegiance to you. Unwavering and forevermore. On my honor as a knight, I will shield you from all troubles. I swear from this day forth to protect your life... and your smile.

Byleth (F)

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Gilbert
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Byleth
C:
Available in both parts
B:
Available in Part II
A:
Available after Chapter 17
S: Select before final chapter

C Support

Gilbert: I am sorry to make you tag along with my shopping trip like this. You were very kind to offer your help, even though this is my duty.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Don't worry about it. I'm happy to help.
Gilbert: I will someday repay you for this kindness. Gilbert: In return, I will gladly come to your aid when you need it someday.

Gilbert: Though I fear there may not be so many things I can help you with...

Choice 1 Choice 2
Could you teach me to fish? Could you help with my combat training?
Gilbert: Fishing? Of course, I would be happy to.
Prior to Chapter 9

Gilbert: I recall hearing that Captain Jeralt is quite the fisherman. Is that true?

After Chapter 9

Gilbert: I recall hearing that Captain Jeralt was quite the fisherman. Is that true?

Gilbert: I would be glad to. However, I would likely learn more from you, than you would from me.

Gilbert: You made a living as a mercenary under Captain Jeralt's guidance. As a comparatively new member of the Knights of Seiros, I was not so familiar with his past exploits... Yet clashing swords with him, even just a handful of times, was enough for his abilities to astound me. You, as one trained by him, must have those same great talents. I have devoted my life to the path of a knight, yet I find your mercenary experience lends your blade...
Byleth: Hm?
City Child: Ahaha, wait up!
City Child: Catch me if you can! C'mon, this way! This way!

In Part I

Gilbert: Hah... It is good to see children able to play and to smile.

In Part II

Gilbert: Even in dark times such as these, children can find joy in life.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's rare to see that look on your face. I never knew you could smile, Gilbert.

Gilbert: Was I...smiling? Please...forget you saw that. I do not have the right to such pleasures.

The right?

Gilbert: Indeed... For those we have lost will never be able to smile again. I am sorry. I did not mean to trouble you with such talk. Come, let us head back.

B Support

Gilbert: Dear Goddess, please allow His Majesty to rest in peace... Who is it? Oh... Professor. What brings you here at this hour?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I heard your voice. I was just taking a walk.
Gilbert: I am most sorry for disturbing you.

Gilbert: The hour is late, Professor. You should be resting in preparation for the day to come.

What were you doing?

Gilbert: I was offering my prayers to the goddess. It is all that I can do now... I told you I was in service of the royal family, yes? When I was only a young soldier, the king saw fit to make a knight of me. I was given the great honor of guiding and protecting the royal family.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Guiding? Protecting?
Gilbert: It was similar to your own work. I was a teacher of sorts. Gilbert: Indeed. I served in that post for nearly 40 years.

Gilbert: I instructed both King Lambert and Prince Dimitri in the arts of combat, tactics, and academia. I also did all in my power to keep them safe. Until... That day. I was unable to fulfill my duty. I was...powerless.

You mean...the Tragedy of Duscur?

Gilbert: Yes. When I received word of the attack, it was already too late. His Majesty was dead, along with many knights and soldiers. If only I had made it to Duscur more quickly... It is my fault that His Highness, Dimitri, has become...the way he is now. After that, I abandoned my wife and child, and fled my homeland. I turned my back on everything I swore to protect. My sins are countless. I will bear the weight of my guilt for as long as I live.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Praying to the goddess won't help. You're going about this the wrong way.
Gilbert: What else can I do for His Majesty and all of those who died that day? Gilbert: Apologizing to my daughter and wife. Devoting myself to His Highness. That is the way to atonement. And yet... Even if I am granted the forgiveness of those who still live, praying is all I can do to atone to those who are with us no more...

Choice 1 Choice 2
Praying won't help you atone. The dead are gone. You can't help them now.

Gilbert: ... Long ago, there was someone who told me something quite similar. Forgive me. This will not do. As I grow older, I find myself talking endlessly about the past. But it is too late for such things now. I have finished my prayers. We should return.

A Support

Gilbert: Even this town, which was a ruin, has begun to recover its energy. However, acquiring supplies is still difficult. The people living here are struggling too. This conflict must be brought to an end soon.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Let's end it ourselves. I quite agree.
Gilbert: I agree. We must seize victory with our own hands. Gilbert: Yes. Let us seize victory together and build a new, more peaceful world.

Gilbert: Still, I wonder what path my life should follow once we achieve our goals.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Aren't you going back to your home? Aren't you going back to your family?
Gilbert: This has been my intent. However, I sometimes find myself thinking differently. I wonder if it is time for my role here to end. Our peaceful future would hardly benefit from a war-hardened relic such as myself. Gilbert: That has been my intent. But surely my daughter, Annette, must have her own path to follow. Perhaps she would be happier if our paths diverged. Of course, if she desires it, I will gladly return. But if she does not...

Gilbert: Hmm... I wonder if I should ask my wife to join me here, to live out our days together at the monastery. That would not be so bad a choice either. Perhaps it is the fault of last night's drink that I am indulging in such dreams of the future today.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's important to think about the future. This isn't like you, Gilbert.
Gilbert: Yes. I've learned there is strength in focusing clearly on tomorrow and allowing yesterday to be done. Gilbert: You are correct. For now, I should focus on surviving the battles at hand.

Gilbert: Hmm.
City Child: Hey! It's the old fishing guy! Hi there!

Old fishing guy?

Gilbert: A short time ago, I instructed these children in the art of fishing.
City Child: Thanks to you, we caught a really, really big fish in the river nearby!
Gilbert: Is that right? Be sure you share it with your families, now.
City Child: We will!

What happened to not smiling?

Gilbert: I did say something about that once, didn't I? I even told you to forget you ever saw me smile... But now, I would not ask that of you... Your words from when last we spoke have stayed with me. They bring to mind the king I first served. He told me not to dwell upon the dead. "The dead are dead, and those who live are not bound by them." I intend to live my own life from now on.

That's a fine smile.

Gilbert: You have a fine smile as well. One that I could never have imagined when we first met. No matter how our titles or positions change, I hope you will always remain yourself, Professor.

S Support

Goddess Tower

Gilbert: This place never changes. Even though Lady Rhea has withdrawn from duty, and you have become the new archbishop. The monastery that was in ruins has been rebuilt. The continent is united under its rightful king. Amidst all that change, this place stays the same.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Are you going to stay at the monastery? You're not going back home?

Gilbert: I have been considering what to do for some time, and I have chosen to remain here. Of course, I have obtained His Majesty's blessing in this. He told me I should live as I see fit. I believe this soldier's duty has come to an end. It feels lonely, yet I think it is a good thing.

If Annette is alive

Gilbert: And remaining at the monastery does not mean severing all ties with my daughter. I fully intend to visit my wife and child whenever possible.

Gilbert: There is one other thing. My youth may be gone, but I would like to offer you my service as a knight. If you will have me.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm counting on you. You're sure that's what you want?
Gilbert: I would choose to serve none other.

Gilbert: The war is over, yet there are still difficulties to face. We of the church must join hands with the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus to make a better world for all. I am unsure how much I can do for you. But I hope I can form a bridge between the church and the Kingdom. Aside from that... I suppose I can at least teach the orphans at the monastery to fish. Oh, I nearly forgot something very important.

Something important?

Gilbert: Yes... I would like to put an end to the deception that has been my life. Your Grace, I humbly request that you call me by my true name. I am Gustave Eddie Dominic.

I'm counting on you, Gustave.

Gilbert: Yes, my liege.
(S-support illustration)
Gilbert: I hereby swear my allegiance to you. Unwavering and forevermore. On my honor as a knight, I will shield you from all troubles. I swear from this day forth to protect your life... and your smile.

Dimitri

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Gilbert
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Dimitri
C:
Available in both parts
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available in Part II

C Support

Dimitri: Here you are, Gilbert. Have you finished your prayers?
Gilbert: Ah! Your Highness! I... This...
Dimitri: Ah, but you and I are the only ones present, so I suppose I should not call you Gilbert.

During Part I

Dimitri: Gustave... It's been a while, hasn't it? Around three years, I believe?

During Part II

Dimitri: Gustave... It has been eight years since I last called you by that name.
Gilbert: Your Highness. I must deeply apologize for leaving the Kingdom without permission. I was...
Dimitri: There is no need to explain, old friend. I can guess at your reasons... The Tragedy of Duscur. You felt responsible for that incident, and sought respite in the goddess, abandoning your name, rank, and homeland in repentance. Am I right?
Gilbert: I have no excuses to offer. This... It was all I could think to do.
Dimitri: I always knew you for a pious man. And I figured that if you were to leave, this is where you would end up. You have changed much. Your face does not have the same resolve it once did.
Gilbert: If I may, Your Highness... You have changed as well.
Dimitri: I can't disagree.

Prior to Chapter 20

Gilbert: It was my duty to protect His Majesty. Your father. Naturally, that also included Lady Patricia and yourself as well.

After Chapter 20

Gilbert: It was my duty to protect His Majesty. Your father. Naturally, that included yourself as well.

Dimitri: My father and mother are gone. No amount of regret will bring them back. No amount of regret can bring the dead back to us.
Gilbert: My dreams are haunted by the thought that, had I arrived at Duscur more swiftly...
Dimitri: You saved my life at Duscur. I have only gratitude for you, no blame to speak of.

During Part I

Dimitri: Return to the Kingdom, Gustave. I need your strength to help rebuild the rotten husk that Faerghus has become.

During Part II

Dimitri: I wish for you to remain in the Kingdom, Gustave. Even after this conflict is over. I need your strength to help rebuild the ravaged land that Faerghus has become.

Gilbert: Please. I beg your forgiveness, but there is no place left for me in that land.
Dimitri: I see. Though much has changed, your stubbornness remains. I have no desire to trouble you. If you do not wish to return, that is your choice to make. But I do advise you to at least visit the place of your birth. If only for your family's sake.
Gilbert: Yes, Your Highness. Thank you. I appreciate your concern.

B Support

Dimitri: Your Highness. It falls to me once more to instruct you in the ways of battle. It does not befit a leader to fight on the front lines. I would ask that you refrain from such conduct in the future.
Dimitri: I've not had to weather your lectures in many a year. And here I thought you were avoiding me.
Gilbert: That is...a separate matter. You have a duty to consider the value of your own life.
Dimitri: Your words ring true, of course. I admit I was a bit careless out there. However, I have always been a man who is good for nothing but war. To best support our cause, I must carve a path through the battlefield with my own hands. I truly believe that will lead us to victory. Why the dark expression, Gustave? Do my words trouble you so?
Gilbert: You remind me of your father. His Majesty once said the same thing, more than a decade ago, during the northern campaign. In you, I see his manner, and I hear his words. You grow more like him with each day's passing. And, in you, I am reminded of my failure in my duty to him.
Dimitri: I do not wish to speak of that matter. As I said before, I feel no resentment toward you.
Gilbert: Even so... You have changed since that fateful day, Your Highness. Perhaps too much. I worry that in your pain, you have locked away your true feelings. Your passion is dulled. And your vigor faded.
Dimitri: You want to hear my true feelings, Gustave? Then let me ask you this. Why did you save my life that day? Why did you not allow me to die along with the others? If you truly wish to atone for your sins... Then take my life, here and now.
Gilbert: You would ask me to perform the unthinkable! You are the future of Faerghus. Your Kingdom needs you alive. That I was able to save you...is my only sense of salvation. Your Highness, I repeat myself—consider the value of your own life. If you continue risking all, be it on the battlefield or by issuing mad orders such as this, I will be forced to save you from yourself.
Dimitri: I see. So, you will continue to protect and serve me, will you? In that case, when I assume the throne, I will order you to work for me in the Kingdom.
Gilbert: Your Highness? No... Please...
Dimitri: My father would be happy to see such a day. Perhaps I will ask you to instruct me further in the ways of battle when that time comes.
Gilbert: If I wish to atone for my sins, I must take your life? Deception has never been your strong suit, Dimitri. Or do you think I cannot see? You must know I would take my own life before I let anyone harm you.

A Support

Dimitri: What brings you here at this hour? And with sword in hand, no less. Hardly the appropriate attire for prayer.
Gilbert: I am not here to pray to the goddess. I am here... to atone for my sins.
Dimitri: I see...
Gilbert: You are your father's reflection. He was never skilled at deception, either... Your demand that I take your life was sincere. No matter how you might pretend otherwise.
Dimitri: How astute of you. So, you think you can see right through me, do you?
Gilbert: I watched over you from the day you were born. And that is why it pains me so to do this. It is like taking the life of my own son.
Dimitri: I am sorry to burden you with this, but you have my gratitude. Now, make it quick.
Gilbert: Yes. Hrrahhh!
Dimitri: You really are...a cruel man...
Gilbert: You believe death will bring an end to your torment? That is nothing but an act of cowardice. No matter how difficult, no matter how painful... Your duty to your people is to continue fighting.
Dimitri: Even if those who have died...the many whose lives I have taken...would rather see me dead?
Gilbert: Many pray for your death. However, there are far more who need you here. Alive. In Faerghus. In the monastery. In this army. And here. Standing before you. To serve you. To bear your torment alongside you. That, Your Highness, is my atonement.
Dimitri: Look at my hands...
Gilbert: They are shaking.
Dimitri: When I saw your sword swing before my eyes... For the first time, I did not wish to die. Many times I have felt that I cannot afford to die... But this was the first time I truly feared the prospect. Tell me, Gustave... Is it really right for me to live?
Gilbert: It is, Your Highness. It truly is.
Dimitri: I... Thank you.

Dedue

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Gilbert
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Dedue
C:
Available in both parts
B:
Available in Part II

C Support

Gilbert: Ah, hello. Dedue, yes?
Dedue: Finished praying?
Gilbert: I am, yes. You have grown much since I saw you last. You are a man now.
Dedue: You barely know me.
Gilbert: True. I suppose we did only meet a handful of times.
Dedue: As haggard as you look now, you were even worse when I last saw you in the capital.
Gilbert: Haggard, eh? True enough.
Dedue: Still weighed down by the same regret, I see.
Gilbert: I was unable to protect the king. That is the ultimate failure. One I must atone for.
Dedue: If you have the spare time to beg forgiveness, then pick up a lance and train.
Gilbert: That would do nothing to atone for the dead.
Dedue: Your prayers are mere self-indulgence.
Gilbert: You do not understand.
Dedue: No, I do not. Faerghus needed you. His Highness needed you.
Gilbert: There was no other choice but for me to leave. What would you have done if you were in my place? If His Highness had died due to your failures?
Dedue: If he commanded me to live, then I would live. Otherwise, I would die with him. I have nothing left to lose other than His Highness. Home, family—all but that man, I have already lost.
Gilbert: ...
Dedue: You were a knight in service to the king for decades. Not only did you excel in bravery, wisdom, and tactics, but in matters of character you were an ideal knight. Utterly above reproach. That is what His Highness has always said. I have only come this far by modeling my conduct after his stories of you. But now...
Gilbert: Forget those words spoken by His Highness. I am no different a man than I was before... Beaten down by sin. Alone and weak. I am lost and irredeemable.

B Support

Gilbert: Impressive that you made it back, Dedue. It was you who saved His Highness from prison... We—all of us—thought you were dead.
Dedue: My wounds were severe, but I managed. So long as I draw breath, I fight for His Highness.
Gilbert: Is that so...
Dedue: But in my absence, you have protected him. Thank you, Gilbert, for returning to us.
Gilbert: Stop. I left once... I have wondered if I will be forced to leave once more, after this battle is done.
Dedue: Would you accept that? I imagine not.
Gilbert: Of course not.
Dedue: You are still Gustave at heart, even now. I am not fit to replace you. Not yet. I still have a great deal more to learn. For now, all I can do is continue to be a shield for His Highness.
Gilbert: It is unlike you to be so talkative.
Dedue: I could not be silent.
Gilbert: So long as you understand... I will leave the Kingdom some day. It may not be until the day I die, but the time will come... This war... I'm a much older man than I was when it began.
Dedue: ...
Gilbert: Sooner or later, someone must take my place. Do not try to carry the weight alone, Dedue. There are many talented and well-trained officers. Work together with them to assure our king's future. Do that, and when the time comes, I will rest well.
Dedue: Thank you for the advice. However...
Gilbert: Yes?
Dedue: It is too soon to treat you like an old man. You still have at least ten years of service in you. Faerghus—no, His Highness—needs you. As do I. Save the old man talk for when you are truly senile.
Gilbert: A fair point. There's no reason to let old age make one timid.
Dedue: Even as I work to surpass you, I still rely on you.
Gilbert: Is that so? Well then, we have more fighting ahead of us, Dedue. We should get to it... For the future of Faerghus.

Ashe

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Gilbert
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Ashe
C:
Available in both parts
B:
Available in Part II

C Support

Gilbert: Excellent! Well done, Ashe. Continue such work, and you will certainly make a name for yourself
Ashe: You think so? Thank you, Gilbert! You really are amazing, you know. Your skills with the lance and bow are just incredible.
Gilbert: One learns the craft of knighthood well after 40 years of service.
Ashe: Wow. 40 years! That's incredible. With that many years of training, I'd be really strong, wouldn't I?
Gilbert: Further training and service will only make you stronger. Yet, why spend your life this way? Knighthood is not glamorous. On long campaigns you sleep rough in all manner of weather, and may eat gruel more often than venison... It seems odd that you would admire me. Or that you would long to be a knight. Are you sure of yourself?
Ashe: But of course! It's been my dream for a long time, now. I really can't help but admire you. Your years of knighthood are so impressive!
Gilbert: I do not deserve your praise. I merely performed my duties to the best of my skill.
Ashe: Don't be modest. You're a great knight! If there's any more you can teach me, I would be very happy to learn.
Gilbert: Hmm. Tell me this... Once you don the armor, raise your shield, and level your lance... Why? What is it you wish to protect?
Ashe: Protect? I, um... Well, whatever needs protecting, right?
Gilbert: You must know exactly what you protect before you become a knight.
Ashe: I understand. I'll take that to heart. What is it that you want to protect, if I may ask?
Gilbert: My duty has always been to protect my lord. That is a given for any knight, but for myself, doubly so. Then there are the personal reasons. Each knight has their own, yet mine... I do not speak of.
Ashe: Oh. How come?
Gilbert: Because it is personal. Mine. It allows me to focus on the work and grants me discipline. That is sufficient.
Ashe: Discipline, huh... Something to protect. I'll have to think of something.

B Support

Gilbert: Is something the matter? Your heart does not seem to be in your training today.
Ashe: I'm sorry. Something's been bothering me.
Gilbert: Idle thoughts do hinder training. Tell me what bothers you.
Ashe: You were sworn to protect the royal family. But when we met five years ago, you weren't in the Kingdom capital. You were in Garreg Mach. What could have made a great knight like you abandon his vow?
Gilbert: That...is difficult to explain. You are aware of the Tragedy of Duscur? When the king's party was massacred nine years ago?
Ashe: I am. It affected me too. My brother was suspected of being involved in the attack, and so the church... They...
Gilbert: Forgive me. That must be a difficult memory.
Ashe: Why are you apologizing? It's not your fault.
Gilbert: I disagree. Had I been by His Majesty's side on that day, where I was sworn to be... Perhaps His Majesty would not have lost his life, and all would be different.
Ashe: Is that why you left Faerghus?
Gilbert: Yes. You may laugh, but I feel I was responsible for everything.
Ashe: I would never laugh at something like that. But I do think you should have seen things through to the end. Even if you had to endure dishonor for a while, you could have restored your name! I'm sorry. That was inconsiderate of me. I got carried away by how much your situation resembles my own.
Gilbert: You were adopted by Lord Lonato, correct? I once told you that I wished to protect one thing other than my king...and that is my family. My wife and my daughter, both of whom I left behind in the Kingdom. Lord Lonato took up his sword for his son. Even if that meant turning his back on the goddess... As a father, I cannot condemn Lord Lonato for raising an army.
Ashe: ...
Gilbert: Yet, perhaps he too lost sight of what should be protected. Just as I did.
Ashe: I don't understand what you mean. What should Lonato have protected
Gilbert: You, Ashe. Because you are also his son.
Ashe: You're right... I think I know what I need to protect now. It's been staring me in the face all this time. I don't know why I couldn't see it. I'm Lonato's son. His pride and his wishes are my inheritance. Those are what I should protect.
Gilbert: I see. Ashe, you will be an excellent knight.
Ashe: It's too early to say that, but I'm willing to learn if you'll teach me!
Gilbert: It would be my pleasure to oversee the training of a new generation.

Annette

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Annette
C:
Available in both parts
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available in Part II
A+:
Available in Part II

C Support

Annette: Father! Father! Why do you pretend not to recognize me?!
Gilbert: Annette...I—
Annette: I've been looking everywhere for you. Please stop treating me like a stranger. I can't bear it!
Gilbert: ...
Annette: Father, wait! How long will you keep avoiding me like this?!
Gilbert: I have lost the right to face you or your mother.
Annette: This has nothing to do with rights! We're family. I'm your daughter.
Gilbert: Indeed, you are my daughter. Yet I am no father. I am only a fool who abandoned his family.
Annette: You really think it was foolish to abandon us?
Gilbert: I do.
Annette: Then the least you can do is apologize. I'm fine, but Mother deserves as much.

During Part I

Annette: I've finished my studies at the school of sorcery and entered the Officers Academy. I have a busy and satisfying life now.

During Part II

Annette: I've finished my studies at the school of sorcery and the Officers Academy. I have a busy and satisfying life now.

Annette: But Mother... She's waited for you to return all this time, living under my uncle's roof.
Gilbert: I... I am sorry, Annette.
Annette: I already told you. Don't say that to me. Apologize to Mother! Let her see your face!
Gilbert: That I cannot do. I know you do not understand, but it is the way of things. As for you, Annette. Say the word, and I will disappear from your life forever. For now though, I must return to my duties.
Gilbert: Father... How could you be so cruel...

B Support

Annette: What's wrong, Father? I didn't expect you to summon me...
Gilbert: I carved this on a whim. I wish for you to take it, Annette.
Annette: A wooden doll... You used to make these for me when I was a child.
Gilbert: I still do it. When the mood strikes.
Annette:' It's so cute! It's...wait. No. What do you want from me?
Gilbert: I want nothing. I was carving and... I thought of you. I remembered how happy you would be, as a child, when I handed one of these dolls to you.
Annette: I was back then, but I'm not a child anymore. It's too late for this now, Father. It doesn't make me happy anymore.
Gilbert: Annette...
Annette: I... I was so lonely after you left. I was always, always alone. I didn't know where you were, or who to turn to for comfort. All I could do was look at the dolls you carved for me, and remember you...and weep!
Gilbert: If you don't need it, you can throw it away. It is all the same in the end. I am sorry, Annette. I should have given more thought to my actions.
Annette: Father, wait! No, this won't do at all. It would be better to throw this doll away. ... You are too cruel, Father. Of course I... I could never throw it away...

A Support

Annette: Praying, Father?
Gilbert: Yes. Praying is all I can do. For I am at fault for each death upon the cursed plain of Duscur.
Annette: You keep saying it's your fault, Father, but you're wrong. His Highness doesn't blame you. Neither does King Lambert, I'm sure of it. But...I guess that's not the issue for you, is it?
Gilbert: It was my duty to protect the royal family. I should have given my life to protect the king. Even if His Highness has forgiven me, my knightly vows are still broken. My knighthood is lost.
Annette: That's obvious from looking at you, Father. I think Mother understood it as well. But before fleeing the country, I wish you had thought about your family, if only for a moment. Even if the whole world had condemned you, we would always have been your allies...
Gilbert: I am sorry, Annette.
Annette: No... I told you before. I don't particularly want you to apologize.
Gilbert: Annette...
Annette: Yes, Father?
Gilbert: Take this.
Annette: A bundle of letters... There are so many...
Gilbert: Look inside and you will understand. Should the contents make you sad, please burn them.
Annette: Father! Oh, for the love of... He's done it again! But what have we here... Hm, just as I thought. Letters for me and Mother. And so many... But why, and how? I suppose I'll have to read them if I hope to find my answers...

A+ Support

Annette: Hello, Father. May I have a moment?
Gilbert: Of course.
Annette: I...I read all your letters. You never stopped writing them, did you?
Gilbert: ...
Annette: My birthday. Mother's birthday. Every possible occasion, without fail...
Gilbert: Yes.
Annette: So why didn't you send any of them? If you had sent even one, we would have...
Gilbert: Each time I thought to send one, I could not do so. Such behavior belittled my penance. Time passed, and with it my feelings of guilt toward you and your mother grew. Even though I wrote the letters, I could not send them.
Gilbert: I would always talk about it with Mother... If only he'd write us, at least once, we'd say. We waited and waited...all those long years.
Gilbert: I am sorry.
Annette: I'm tired of hearing it, so just stop. Your apologies change nothing! Send those letters to Mother. She'll be happy to hear from you.
Gilbert: I cannot.
Annette: In that case, why don't I send them?
Gilbert: I have given them to you. They are yours to do with as you wish.
Annette: All right then, I'll send them. You don't get to take it back afterwards. Father... You should know that they made me happy.
Gilbert: Happy?
Annette: Knowing that you were thinking of us all along. We were worried about you, Mother and I. Neither of us ever came out and said it, but... We thought maybe you hated us, were trying to forget all about us...
Gilbert: Never. I swear it on his late majesty, and on my homeland.
Annette: I see. All right...then swear. Swear that some day, when this war is over, you'll come back to us.
Gilbert: I hear you, Annette. I will return without fail.
Annette: No matter what. That's a promise you just made. If you break it, I'll never speak to you again.
Gilbert: Yes. I promise.
Annette: Great! Now I'm positively elated! I can't wait until we're all a family again!
Gilbert: I look forward to it, Annette. More than anything.

Hanneman

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Hanneman
C:
Available in both parts
B:
Available in both parts

C Support

Gilbert: Hngh! Hahh! Hyahh! Yahh!
Hanneman: Why, it's Gilbert. Training on a day off? That man will never change...nor rest, apparently. Is there any need to be so diligent when nobody is watching? Ah well, at least I can bear witness.
Gilbert: Hrngh! Hyahh! Hahh! Ungh!
Hanneman: ...
Gilbert: Professor Hanneman. Is there something you need?
Hanneman: Ah, you noticed me. No, no, not at all. I was simply observing. I apologize for disturbing you.
Gilbert: You've done nothing worthy of apology. Although I fail to understand why you would watch my training.
Hanneman: Oh, well, I watch because I find it quite interesting. Your movements are most refined, with no unnecessary motions. Elegant is the word, I think. I find it quite satisfying to observe. In fact, I might say I was mesmerized.
Gilbert: Is that so.
Hanneman: If only you showed a bit more emotion on your face, just to sell the rest of it. You come off a bit tense.
Gilbert: Training is difficult. A strain on the body. Surely it is natural for one to be...tense.
Hanneman: Oh, I know well how difficult training can be. But in your case, it's as though you're punishing yourself.
Gilbert: I am sorry. It's simply how I am.
Hanneman: No, no, what do I know of your training? My criticism was, perhaps, unnecessary. Still, I do feel you are too hard on yourself. Would it not be easier to live a little more freely? Find something that makes you happy and embrace it wholeheartedly. It would do you a world of good.
Gilbert: I thank you for your advice, Professor Hanneman. But I cannot live as you do. Such a way of life...is not permitted to me. Now, if you will pardon me, I will return to my training.
Hanneman: Not permitted? I think the only one not permitting you joy, dear Gilbert, is yourself.

B Support

Hanneman: Your face looks stiff as ever, Gilbert.
Gilbert: As I said before, I cannot change my nature.
Hanneman: Understood. And I suppose seeing you train with an expression of glee would be rather unsettling. Still, you've finished for the day, yes? Would you join me for tea, and perhaps a chat?
Gilbert: Professor Hanneman, may I ask a question first?
Hanneman: Certainly. Ask away. I'll answer whatever is within my power to do so.
Gilbert: Why concern yourself with me? I have no Crests. I am of no particular use to you.
Hanneman: Whatever are you talking about? I don't speak to you out of some ulterior motive. Certainly, I have previously approached others because of my research interests... That is not the case here. I merely wish to get to know you.
Gilbert: You wish to know me?
Hanneman: Yes! It is not often I have the opportunity to find friends my own age, you see.
Gilbert: ...
Hanneman: Well, regardless of how you feel, speaking for myself, I already consider you something of a friend. You must have heard of my tenacity. It will prove easier if you accept my offer of friendship now!
Gilbert: Ha.
Hanneman: Was that a laugh? A rarity for you, Gilbert. Can I take that to mean we are friends indeed?
Gilbert: I see no reason not to be so.
Hanneman: Well, I am honored. Then, as a first step, I would like it if we could find a common interest. A hobby to engage in. Something the younger folk would not appreciate, and may even be irritated by.
Gilbert: Haha, I look forward to it.
Hanneman: Another laugh! I must say we may make a better duo than I first expected.

Manuela

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C:
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Available in both parts

C Support

Gilbert: Is that singing?

Manuela: ♪The blue sea glimmers in the dark, the Red Canyon calls...♪
Gilbert: ...
Manuela: ... ♪Goddess, reach, in dreams... to her throne she falls...♪ Well, Gilbert... What do you think?
Gilbert: My lady! You were not meant to notice me.
Manuela: Nobody could miss a good man like you.
Gilbert: My apologies for interrupting. Please excuse me.
Manuela: No, Gilbert. Hold on a moment. You're not disturbing me. Truly. I want very much to know what you thought of my singing. The least you can do is tell me.
Gilbert: You were lovely. Y-you sounded lovely.
Manuela: Lovely? Is that what you really feel? Please be honest.
Gilbert: Why would you suppose I was dishonest?
Manuela: That is not the look of someone who just heard what they deem to be lovely. It hurts my confidence when my voice can't even lure a fleeting smile to your face. It's as though my singing voice has died since stepping off the Mittelfrank stage...
Gilbert: My lady Manuela, that could be no further from the truth.
Manuela: If that's the case, then, Gilbert, I challenge you to a duel! My singing versus your iron mask. I will break through, and I will see passion in your eyes!
Manuela: Why did she leave so suddenly? And what could she have meant by a duel? Something is surely troubling her...

B Support

Manuela: ♪The blue sea glimmers in the dark, the Red Canyon calls...♪
Gilbert: Oh!
Manuela: ♪Goddess, reach, in dreams... to her throne she falls...♪ ♪To her throne she falls... Hmm hmm hmmmm...♪ There you are, Manuela. That's the old you. Ought to blow Gilbert away any day now. Huh?
Gilbert: Oh!
Manuela: ... Gilbert! How long have you been there?
Gilbert: Since the beginning of your song. I am sorry. I did not mean to disturb you.
Manuela: I don't usually let others watch me practice. Do understand that I was just practicing, Gilbert. It was not a perfect performance, so I demand you erase it from your memory immediately.
Gilbert: I will not. Such a performance would be a shame to forget. You were even livelier than before.
Manuela: Not again! How can you say that with such an expressionless... Gilbert?
Gilbert: What's the matter?
Manuela: Gilbert...you're... You're smiling. My goodness!
Gilbert: Your voice must have drawn it from me. Obviously, I was taken by your beautiful voice... and also your impassioned form.
Manuela: My...form?
Gilbert: You won your challenge, my lady Manuela. I concede defeat.
Manuela: What just happened? I was only practicing and... A guarded, handsome, older man...and I'm the only lady who can raise a smile from him? Maybe you've still got it after all, Manuela. Maybe you do...

Alois

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C:
Available in both parts
B:
Available in Part II

C Support

Alois: Aha, finally! Nothing?! I could have sworn I felt a bite... Regardless, I shall persist!
Gilbert: Alois! You shouted. Is all well?
Alois: Why, if it isn't Gilbert! Everything's splendid. I am fishing, as you can see.
Gilbert: Yet you were also raising your voice, which is not conducive to fishing.
Alois: Well, a fish escaped, so I started shouting. See, they're biting all right. I think I'm reeling them in too slowly... Oho! Another! Grr, nothing, again? Why do these darn things elude me? I've been at it since yesterday. Every time I feel a pull on my line, the fish escapes.
Gilbert: If I may, Alois, a bit of advice. You lifted the rod as soon as the fish bit.
Alois: Hm? Well, yes, of course I did. That way, the fish has less time to escape.
Gilbert: No. It is the very reason the fish escapes. The fish in this moat know to nibble the bait first. They check if it is safe before biting in earnest. Allow the first pull of the line. Then, when the second pull comes, reel in your prey.
Alois: Oh. I've been reeling too quickly? Maybe that's why the little flipper flappers have been getting away. You seem to know your stuff, Gilbert! Do you fancy yourself an angler?
Gilbert: In fairness, I am more a theorist than fisherman. I just happen to know some things about this location.
Alois: Ah, is that so? Well, I'm glad to have met a fellow enthusiast. I fish quite often! Although I catch fish quite rarely... Regardless, color me impressed! A master-of-arms, but also a master of the fishing rod.
Gilbert: I am honored by your compliments, and I believe you could achieve mastery if you attend to the basics. With your permission, I might accompany you on a fishing expedition. Perhaps offer more pointers, if I may.
Alois: Oho, splendid! You shall be my second fishing mentor. My rise in skill will be astronomical!

B Support

Gilbert:...
Alois: How goes it, Gilbert?
Gilbert: Sir Alois. Have you also come to fish? If I am in your way, you need but say so.
Alois: Oh, no, no. I was passing by. Please, carry on. Hold on... You haven't caught a single fish yet. Are you feeling unwell?
Gilbert: No, it is nothing of the sort. I am not here to catch a fish today.
Alois: So you're fishing, but not in hopes of catching a fish? How unusual. Oh, I see! You're a vegetarian!
Alois: No... I am using this time to examine my past deeds. When I am fishing, the world fades, and I am left alone with myself.
Alois: Hm. That is, ah...
Gilbert: Perhaps the correct way to fish is the way you do, Alois. Simply for the pleasure. I deeply regret I am unable to be the angling companion you desire.
Alois: Ah, no need, Gilbert. A thought occurs to me.
Gilbert: And what might that be?
Alois: It was Captain Jeralt who first taught me how to fish. We had spare time between missions, and he said it was the perfect hobby.
Gilbert: Is that so?
Alois: He was always looking out on the water as though lost in thought. Perhaps he wasn't fishing to catch fish either. Perhaps he was facing something within himself. Silently struggling with his thoughts and hiding the struggle from me and everyone else.
Gilbert: We cannot know the minds of the departed. Therefore, we wrestle with their ghosts.
Alois: Yes, that's true... Very well! I will join you today after all. Please teach me this art of fishing without fishing. I think it would do me some good to gaze on the water and think fondly about my old mentor.
Gilbert: Of course, it would be my pleasure.

Catherine

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C:
Available until Chapter 16
B:
Available in Part II

C Support

Catherine: Hello, Gilbert! Done with your drills? That's a shame. I was just about to ask if you'd spar with me. What bad timing.
Gilbert: Eh? As I understood, you wounded your arm in battle. Were you not told to avoid exerting yourself for some time, so as to not aggravate the injury?
Catherine: The arm's all healed now, thanks for asking! Besides, I have to keep exercising it, or the muscle will waste away. Here I am, ready to spar!
Gilbert: Catherine, your wound was gravely deep, and should be given time to heal.
Catherine: It's not the first time I've gotten a scratch in battle. You needn't be concerned. Besides, eventually I'll lose this whole body, not just an arm. As a knight, I have to come to terms with the fact that I will die someday.
Gilbert: Please... Speak not of such ill-omened thoughts. I could not bear to see you fall in battle, Cassandra— Oh! Pardon me. I am quite sorry, Catherine.
Catherine: Is something wrong? It's not like you to blurt that out where anyone could overhear.
Gilbert: I... I allowed my emotions to best my good sense. My deepest apologies.
Catherine: It's not like anyone is looking for me in Garreg Mach. But still. Since we both have secrets to hide, we'd do well to watch our mouths. Right, Gustave?
Gilbert: Yes... Agreed, agreed. It may be poor compensation for my gaffe, but I will aide you in your training if you are still interested. If you're completely certain you're healed and strong enough, that is...
Catherine: Always so formal, eh? Still, I humbly accept your kind offer, good sir. Let's see how your lance skills fare against me!

B Support

Catherine: Why'd you summon me so formally? Not going to confess your love, I hope.
Gilbert: I have something I must ask you.
Catherine: That's...a bit ominous. What is it?
Gilbert: Will you be going home?
Catherine: Ah. That's what this is about.
Gilbert: There must be those who, even now, wait for you. Believe in you. Now that Lord Lonato is dead, I can think of no one who would stop you from returning.
Catherine: I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss my friends and family back in Faerghus. But no, I'm not going back. The person I used to be no longer exists. The life of a noble, tied down by rules and etiquette? No thanks. Not for me. My future is here, with the Knights of Seiros, as Thunder Catherine.
Gilbert: I understand. In fact, that is the answer I expected from you.
Catherine: So why did you ask? Five years ago, you chose to leave the knights... I'm guessing you don't regret that choice.
Gilbert: I do not. But you have caused me to realize something about myself. The sight of you, swinging your sword to fulfill your duty, your birthplace left behind... It reminded me of my life before. Of the day I swore my vows and was made knight to my king.
Catherine: You think I'm just fulfilling my duty, huh? I'm not as virtuous as you make me out to be. I fight because I want to. That's it.
Gilbert: We are the same in that respect. On the day my liege bestowed upon me my sword... I knew protecting this man, fighting battles in his name, would be an irreplaceable joy. King, country, family, friends, beliefs. My list of what I longed to keep safe grew. Hence my realization. I did not become a knight so I could pray. I did so to fight.
Catherine: It seems we've come to an agreement, then. So what are we doing standing around here chatting?
Gilbert: Good point. We should end the idle talk. Will you spar with me, Catherine? I believe it is much too early for me to lay down my lance forever.
Catherine: Now we're talking! Oh, also, Gilbert... You look much better now that you have some fire in your eyes.
Gilbert: Hah. I am honored you think so.