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FERK Guy.png
Artwork of Guy from The Blazing Blade.

A youth from Sacae. Yearns to be a swordmaster.










Wandering Swordsman[1]

Starting class



The Blazing Blade

Guy (Japanese: ギィ Guy) is a myrmidon from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is from the Kutolah tribe of Sacae, but travels the continent honing his skills with the sword.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade


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Guy is hired by the Black Fang forces attempting to stop Eliwood and Hector from reaching the marquess of Santaruz. He reminisces about how a man named Matthew saved his life by giving him food when he was near starvation. When the battle begins, he runs into Matthew, who calls in Guy's life debt to him, and Guy is forced to join Eliwood's side. He stays with him for the rest of his quest.

Starting stats and growth rates

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Normal/Eliwood Hard Hector Hard

Portrait guy fe07.png
Ma gba myrmidon playable.gif Myrmidon
Level 3
Affinity Is gba fireaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 13, talk to him with Matthew

Stats Growth Rates

Killing Edge
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif C GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Swordmaster +5 +2 +0 +0 +0 +2 +1 +1 +1 GBARankSword.gif + 40


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

Guy is the first myrmidon on Eliwood’s/Hector’s path and fits the “early joining myrmidon” trope like a glove. He has great speed and skill at the cost of lower strength and durability. He joins with a Killing Edge, which complements his high base skill and mediocre base strength. Guy faces no competition for the Killing Edge when he joins; other units either have a low sword rank or kill everything anyway, like Marcus. These circumstances make Guy the best user of the sword.

Guy’s early game offense is among the best in the army. There are few alternatives available, and Guy is capable of one-rounding enemies because he doubles everything and has a high crit chance with the Killing Edge. His offensive stats are outstanding in Hard Mode because he receives a +2 bonus to base strength, skill, and speed. However, his long-term potential suffers. Guy will be swordlocked for the entire game, meaning that, aside from the Light Brand and Runesword (both extremely limited), he cannot counterattack at 2-range. Many enemies in The Blazing Blade wield 2-range and 1-2 range weapons—a severe problem for Guy, because he cannot counter their attacks in most cases. He is a liability on the enemy phase unless all enemies he fights only have 1-range.

Guy also has a low constitution stat. Usually, it does not matter because enemies in The Blazing Blade are slow, and Guy’s speed is very high. However, it prevents him from doubling with heavy swords in the early game. Even later in the game, Guy’s constitution will be deficient because he only gains 1 constitution from his promotion. That makes it more difficult for him to double faster enemies with effective weapons like the Longsword. This flaw is relevant if Guy is used long-term and fights the enemy Valkyries in Chapter 29 (Hector Hard Mode).

Guy is also footlocked and does not become mounted upon promotion. His movement will forever be inferior to mounted units, and since the mounted units in The Blazing Blade are very good, the player will probably use many of them. Being footlocked also prevents Guy from having any utility—all Guy can do is fight enemies at 1-range. He is effective at it, but his most remarkable contributions are in the earlygame when the competition is sparse, and his good traits stand out more. In the long term, 1-2 range becomes essential, and most units can double because The Blazing Blade enemies are slow; Guy’s tremendous speed is overkill and does not provide him with an advantage.

Guy’s promotion does not fix his issues. It increases his sword rank and provides statistical increases but does not give him a mount or an additional weapon type. Guy’s most significant flaws are being swordlocked and being unmounted, so promoting him is not a tremendous benefit. Raven is a superior candidate for the first Hero Crest promotion because his long-term potential is higher. Raven gains access to axes through promoting—and with it, 1-2 range. Guy only acquires some bulk and attacking power, and the statistical increases are not even that high.

Personality and character

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Main article: Guy/Supports
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Small portrait matthew fe07.png
Thief Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+3
Small portrait karel fe07.png
Swordmaster Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 5
Per turn:+3
Small portrait louise fe07.png
Sniper Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:+1

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin7}}}affin.png|link={{{affin7}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin9}}}affin.png|link={{{affin9}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait rath fe07.png
Nomad Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:+4
Small portrait priscilla fe07.png
Troubadour Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:+2

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin6}}}affin.png|link={{{affin6}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin8}}}affin.png|link={{{affin8}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin10}}}affin.png|link={{{affin10}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
Click here for more details on supports.


Guy, Mounted Swordsman
Guy continued in his quest to be the finest swordsman of all Sacae. His form was so perfected that all called him the Saint of Swords.

Guy and Priscilla
They fell in love amidst conflict, but Priscilla was a noble, and Guy was but a mercenary nomad. Guy rode away before her tears could stain the earth, though her smile was the brightest thing he ever saw.


Death quote

I will be... the best... swordsman in all of Sacae...
— Guy, in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Final Chapter: Light quote

Let me show you how much my blade has matured!
— Guy

Battle quotes

Vs. Uhai

Uhai: Oh... So you're from Sacae, too, are you?
Guy: I am Guy of the Kutolah!
Uhai: Kutolah... the Ash Wolf, Dayan's tribe! They're said to be the strongest on the plains. But you're still a child. Do you fight like one?
Guy: No!
Uhai: Then show me. Come!

— Guy and Uhai

Other appearances

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Cg fe09 fe07 guy.png

Guy's official artwork from The Blazing Blade can be viewed in Path of Radiance's extras menu if a copy of The Blazing Blade is connected to a copy of Path of Radiance.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Guy appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

SSBB Sticker Guy.png Guy
from Fire Emblem
Bonus: [Slash] Attack +11
Usable by: All

Fire Emblem Cipher

Guy is featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Guy
TCGCipher B07-028HN.png Aspiring Swordsman of Sacae, Guy


"I want my name to be known far and wide in Sacae!"
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Swordmaster Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Killing Edge: [Activate] [Flip three bond cards] Until the end of this turn, this unit's attacks cannot be avoided.
Incentified Returns: [Always] While you have an ally with a Support Value of "X", this unit gains +10 attack.
Card #B07-028HN • Artist: Mayu
TCGCipher B07-029N.png Mounted Swordsman, Guy


"I’m much improved. You can’t beat me."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Myrmidon Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Sword Practice: [Always] While this unit is supported by a Sword unit, this unit gains +10 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B07-029N • Artist: Mayu
TCGCipher B13-021HN.png Inner Growing Talent, Guy


"Let me show you how much my blade mas matured!"
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Swordmaster Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
"Killing Edge With All His Might": [Activate] [Send 3 cards from your hand to the Retreat Area] Until the end of the turn, this unit's attacks cannot be avoided.
Attack Support Is TCGCipher Increase Skill.png The Makings of a Master: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +10 attack. You may [Flip one bond card] and each time your do, this skill is activated again.
Card #B13-021HN, B13-021ST • Artist: mineri
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Guy .

Flavor text

Game Text
The Blazing Blade A youth from Sacae. Yearns
to be a swordmaster.


Bs fe07 guy swordmaster sword.png
Bs fe07 karel swordmaster sword.png
  • In the pre-release build of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, Guy explicitly confirms to Priscilla that he is 15 years old;[2] the released version of The Blazing Blade does not confirm his age explicitly, though dialogue with Rath implies his age may be the same as his statement in the prototype.[3][4]
  • The English localization changed Guy's character endings to a significant degree. In the Japanese version, his solo ending states that he was seen as the Sword Saint's equal, instead of himself obtaining the title. In a similar fashion, his paired ending with Pricilla states that she convinced him to stay with her in the Japanese version, while it states that he leaves her in the localization.
  • Guy's Swordmaster combat sprite (pictured above and to the right) is unique from other Swordmasters' (such as Karel, pictured below and to the right); Guy wears a headband, spreads his feet wider apart, and extends his off-hand outward.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes


A French name meaning "guide", "wood", "forest", or "wide".[5][6]



Officially romanized as Guy.















Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes.

Traditional Chinese

Guy; used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Heroes.


Small portrait guy fe07.pngSprite Gallery
Portrait guy fe07.png Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif Myrmidon Ma gba myrmidon playable.gif Swordmaster Ma gba swordmaster playable.gif
Bs fe07 enemy guy myrmidon sword.png
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire Emblem 7: Guy Artbook Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 1 July 2018
  2. VincentASM, comment on FE7/8 prototype dialogue - Updated II,, Published: 29 January, 2011, Retrieved: 8 August, 2016
  3. "I left Kutolah before I was old enough to understand such things. For fifteen years now, I've traveled by myself." — Rath to Lyn, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  4. "Our chieftain had a son named Rath, you see. He left the tribe when I was young, so I don’t know what he looks like..." — Guy to Rath, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  5. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Guy,, Retrieved: 1 July 2018
  6. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Wido,, Retrieved: 1 July 2018
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