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This article is about the character. For the chapter, see Grima (chapter). For the class, see Grima (class).

FEA Grima 01.png
Artwork of Grima from Awakening.

A twisted creature born of divine dragon blood.




Dragon (tribe unclear)[1]

Starting class


So ends the human race. The future is built upon the past...but your kind shall never see it! Your mother and father...are dead, tiny one.
— Grima

Grima (pronounced /ˈɡɹimə/[key][2]; Japanese: ギムレー Gimurei) is an antagonistic dragon, who, long before Chrom's era, but after Marth's, sought to conquer the continent of Archanea/Ylisse. He is reviled in most of the world as the "Fell Dragon" (Japanese: 邪竜 Evil Dragon), but the Grimleal in Plegia worship Grima as their god.

Fire Emblem Awakening


Approximately 1000 years before the events of Fire Emblem Awakening, Grima attempted to conquer the continent by making a blood pact with and possessing humans, with the support of a cult of followers, the Grimleal. Grima was stopped by a man with whom Naga had made a blood pact and who wielded Falchion (and therefore very probably a descendant of Marth); in his defeat, Grima was slain and is in the modern era considered to be "sleeping." The man then went on to become the first Exalt of Ylisse.

The remainder of the Grimleal after Grima's defeat founded the nation of Plegia, and the cult waited for a child to be born with pure enough blood of Grima to be his vessel, thereby facilitating his return. To ensure that the past would fall into disarray, the future Grima traveled back in time with the body of Robin of his timeline and attempted to possess Robin. However, after being weakened by the time travel, he was unable to fully possess them, weakening him further and leaving Robin with amnesia.

After Validar's failure to assassinate Emmeryn, and his subsequent death, he is revived by Grima to complete the mission of reviving Grima at his full power. Validar becomes the king of Plegia after Gangrel's defeat, and he introduces Grima in Future Robin's body to Chrom and Robin as the Hierophant. To their shock, they realize the Hierophant resembles Robin (due to being the body of the Robin of the future).

Validar is defeated by the Shepherds again after stealing the Fire Emblem from Chrom. Despite this, the Hierophant approaches them and reveals that they look like Robin because they are Robin from the ruined future, who was successfully possessed by Grima and killed Chrom. The Hierophant succeeds in reviving the Fell Dragon by their own hand.

Chrom quickly sets out to perform the Awakening ritual to receive Naga's power and defeat Grima. He and Robin battle the fell dragon and severely wound him, leading to two possible outcomes. If Chrom deals the final blow, Grima is sealed away for another thousand years, and Robin expresses their regret at not being able to stop him permanently. If Robin deals the final blow, they permanently destroy Grima with his own power at the cost of their own life. However, the bonds Robin made with the rest of the Shepherds eventually brings them back to life.



Normal Hard Lunatic Lunatic+

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Ma 3ds01 tactician enemy.gif Grima
Level 30
Movement -
Max HP 80 Speed 25
Strength 35 Luck 25
Magic 25 Defense 35
Skill 30 Resistance 30
Inventory Skills
Expiration Anathema
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

The Future Past 3

Normal Hard Lunatic Lunatic+

Small portrait avatar m-default fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 tactician enemy.gif Grima
Level 30
Movement -
Max HP 80 Speed 33
Strength 40 Luck 30
Magic 30 Defense 35
Skill 35 Resistance 32
Inventory Skills
Expiration Aegis
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Some time before the events of the game, a Thabean alchemist named Forneus sought to create the "perfect life". During his studies, he learned how to make an army of the dead, which would become known as the Risen. Using divine dragon blood, Forneus was able to create a powerful fell dragon named Grima. Grima started off small until Forneus gave it his own blood, which increased its size. Overtime, Forneus started to hear Grima's voice in his head, until he was driven to insanity.

During the post game of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Alm, Celica and company explore the Thabean ruins after crossing the seas to Archanea. On the tenth basement floor, they encounter a fell dragon known as "The Creation". This fell dragon is thought to either be a prototype version of Grima or just Grima in a weakened state.


Normal Hard

Note: In addition to black magic and white magic, The Creation also has proficiency in FE15RankMonster.png Terror weapons.

Personality and character

Grima is defined by its desire to end humanity. It is completely convinced its goal is inevitable, believing Robin has no way of regaining control of their body in The Future Past and claiming the bonds of the Shepherds would never be enough to overcome Grima's will.

However, Grima does not let its faith in its plan stop it from action. Grima was shown reviving Validar after Lucina foiled his assassination attempt on Emmeryn, and takes Robin's place at the Dragon's Table when The Grimleal are unable to sacrifice Robin.


Battle quotes

...I AM...GRIMA... I AM...DESPAIR...
— Grima's battle quote in the Endgame
Robin: ......

— Grima, when fighting Robin
Chrom: I come to end you, Grima!

— Grima, when fighting Chrom
Lucina: I lost to you once, monster. I shall not lose again! Die now, that our future can live!,

— Grima, when fighting Lucina

Death quotes

— Grima's defeat voice clip
— Grima, upon being defeated in the Endgame
...At last...I can rest... ...No one else...will suffer... ...because of me... ...I hope your lives are...filled... ...... ...... ...Morgan...please forgive me... ...I put you ...... ......
— Robin speaking through Grima, after being slain by Lucina in The Future Past 3

Other appearances

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

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Grima makes a cameo appearance in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.. Grima appears in the background when Robin uses his Thoron special attack.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Grima also makes a cameo appearance in Fire Emblem Heroes. When Robin: Fell Reincarnation, Robin: Fell Vessel and Robin: Fall Vessel attack, Grima appears behind them to perform the attack.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Grima is currently featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher, one depicting the default male and two depicting the default female. Unlike other characters who can be either male or female depending on the player's choice, such as Robin or Kana, Grima's cards do not include (男) or (女) indicators next to their name.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Grima
TCGCipher B08-048R.png Baleful Dragon, Grima



"I will grant you no escape from this coil of despair. Each and every one of you is destined to die here and now!"
Attack: 60 Support: 0 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Fell Dragon Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Deity's Vessel: [Special] If you do not control "Grima", you may level up this card onto an ally "Robin (Female)".
The Grimleal: [Activate] [Once per turn] Place the top 3 cards of your deck in your Retreat Area. Then, choose up to 3 "Risen" cards from your Retreat Area, and add them to your hand.
Dragonskin: [Always] While the number of allies exceeds the number of enemies, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B08-048R • Artist: cuboon
TCGCipher B14-043SR.png Dragon of Despair and Ruin, Grima



"And so it ends, Robin. You have all thrown your lives away, and the result is the same!"
Attack: 70 Support: 0 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Fell Dragon Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Deity's Vessel: [Special] If you do not control "Grima", you may level up this card onto an ally "Robin (Male)".
Expiration: [Activate] [Once per turn] Send all cards in your opponent's Retreat Area with the same unit name as your opponent's lord to the Boundless Area.
Ruinous Punishment: [Activate] [Send 1 other non-lord ally to the Boundless Area] Choose 1 non-lord enemy, and send them to the Boundless Area.
Card #B14-043SR • Artist: Yugo Okuma
TCGCipher B18-051SR.png Ruler of Despair, Grima



"See how frail these human bonds of yours are? How short lived? How pointless? Come... Let sleep take you. Fade into the unending darkness of despair..."
Attack: 70 Support: 0 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Fell Dragon Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Rightful God: [Special] If you have no allied "Grima", you are able to Level Up an allied "Robin (Female)" into this card.
"Rejoice, for your demise is nigh.": [Activate] You and your opponent each reveal the 5 topmost cards of your respective decks, and send them to the Boundless Area. Until the end of the game, you cannot use "Rejoice, for your demise is nigh."
"Let hope die, and despair take root.": [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Choose 1 non-Main Character ally, and send them to the Boundless Area. Once you do, choose 1 card that does not have the same Unit Name as the chosen ally from your Boundless Area, and deploy it.
Card #B18-051SR • Artist: Senchat
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Grima .


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  • In Awakening, if Grima is damaged enough, the top half of his head will crack away to reveal a human-like face.

Etymology and other languages


Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Grima Some possible origins of Grima's name include:
  • a contraction of "grimoire", a book of magical instruction often in the context of the summoning of demons and/or the zoologically dubious
  • the word "grim"
Japanese ギムレー Officially romanized as Gimurei. From Gimlé, the place where survivors of the Ragnarök are said to live in Norse mythology.
Internal files of Fire Emblem Heroes refer to Grima as "gimle".
Grima As above
Grima As above.
German Grima As above
Italian Grima As above

The Creation

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Creation Refers to its having been created through alchemy by Forneus.
Japanese 造られしもの That which was created
Creación Creation
Création Creation
German Schöpfung Creation
Italian Creatura Creature
Dutch Het Schepsel The Creature
Simplified Chinese 造物
Traditional Chinese 造物



  1. "According to oral tradition, Grima took the form of a huge dragon who may have been a descendant of a tribe of earth dragons who had a very advanced culture on the continent of Archanea tens of thousands of years ago." (The Art of Awakening (Dark Horse Books), pg. 214)
  2. Awakening cutscene
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