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|“||We only live once, after all. It's a waste to spend all your time working and being responsible, right?||”|
Hilda Valentine Goneril (pronounced /'hɪldə 'vælɪntaɪn 'gɒnɝɪl/[key]; Japanese: ヒルダ＝ヴァレンティン＝ゴネリル Hilda Valentin Goneril) is a playable character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. She is a student at the Officers Academy and a member of the Golden Deer.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- 3 Fire Emblem Heroes
- 4 Personality and character
- 5 Supports
- 6 Endings
- 7 Quotes
- 8 Other appearances
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Etymology and other languages
- 11 Gallery
- 12 External links
- 13 References
Hilda is the daughter of Duke Goneril, head of House Goneril in the Leicester Alliance, in charge of guarding Fódlan's Locket from any possible Almyran invasions ever since its construction in Imperial Year 1101. She has an older brother, Holst, who is known to be a great warrior. Hilda is quite lazy, asking to not be put into battle or passing her chores off to others. Despite this, she is a gifted artisan, making all sorts of fashionable accessories. In 1180, she enrolls in the Officers Academy at the Garreg Mach Monastery and joins the Golden Deer, studying and fighting alongside them.
After the timeskip, if Hilda is a member of Byleth's class on non-Crimson Flower routes, she returns to Garreg Mach Monastery on the day of the millennium festival and accompanies them throughout the war. Should Hilda not be recruited on the Azure Moon route, she remains at Claude's side and fights alongside him in the Battle at Gronder on Leicester's side, only to be forced to retreat. She reappears later on at Derdriu alongside Judith, fighting against Lord Arundel and his Adrestian forces as they attempt to take over the Alliance's capital and slay Claude. On the Crimson Flower route, Hilda, together with Claude, a non-recruited Lysithea and Nader defend Derdriu from Edelgard and the Black Eagle Strike Force, where she can be circumvented or slain at the player's discretion. Hilda makes no appearances in the story on the Silver Snow route, but it is most likely she is one of the many casualties of the Battle at Gronder.
Hilda is a starting playable character for the Golden Deer route and Cindered Shadows, a recruitable unit on the Church of Seiros and Blue Lions routes, a recurring enemy on all other routes and an allied unit in Chapter 19 of the Azure Moon route should she not be poached during Part I.
Starting stats and growth rates
- Main article: Hilda/Stats
Golden Deer/Blue Lions routes Church of Seiros route Cindered Shadows
Enemy - Chapter 1
Normal Hard Maddening
Enemy - Chapter 7
Normal Hard Maddening
Enemy - Crimson Flower Chapter 14
Normal Hard Maddening
Enemy - Azure Moon Chapter 17
Normal Hard Maddening
Neutral - Azure Moon Chapter 19
Normal Hard Maddening
Growth rates when reclassed
- Main article: Hilda/Stats#Growth rates when reclassed
|Advocate||Personal ability, innate and unremovable|
|Sword Prowess||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Sword Crit +10||S|
|Lance Prowess||Innate; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Lance Crit +10||S|
|Axe Prowess||Innate; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Axe Crit +10||S|
|Bow Prowess||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Bow Crit +10||S|
|Brawling Prowess||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Brawl Crit +10||S|
|Reason||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Black Magic Range +1||S|
|Faith||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|White Magic Range +1||S|
|Authority||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Seal Speed||Budding Talent:|
|Armored Effect Null||S+|
|Cavalry Effect Null||S+|
|Flying Effect Null||S+|
|The above ability list does not include class abilities, or abilities and combat arts that are granted by items.|
Hilda is one of the characters added to the game in the Omnicidal Witch update, and became available for summoning by players on August 7, 2019. Only one variation of Hilda is currently available in Heroes, based on her Three Houses Part I incarnation.
- Hilda: Idle Maiden is only available at 5★ rarity.
|A||Atk/Spd Solo 1||★★★★★||60 SP|
|A||Atk/Spd Solo 2||★★★★★||120 SP|
|A||Atk/Spd Solo 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
|B||Null Follow-Up 1||★★★★★||60 SP|
|B||Null Follow-Up 2||★★★★★||120 SP|
|B||Null Follow-Up 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
|C||Def Opening 1||★★★★★||60 SP|
|C||Def Opening 2||★★★★★||120 SP|
|C||Def Opening 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
Personality and character
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Due to being spoiled by her father and older brother, Hilda has a habit of slacking off. She is good at charming people and likes fine clothes and fancy things.
- Main article: Hilda/Supports
Hilda, Free Spirit
After the war, Hilda set politics aside and focused on what she enjoyed most: crafting fashionable accessories. Her designs quickly achieved widespread popularity. With the help of her brother, Hilda then created the first artisan academy in Fódlan, where she served as both professor and headmaster.
Byleth, Wandering Flame/Ruler of Dawn & Hilda, Free Spirit
Byleth announced his marriage to Hilda shortly after becoming ruler of the United Kingdom of Fódlan. As queen, Hilda rarely took part in politics herself, but she nevertheless contributed greatly to the restoration of Fódlan by recommending exceptional people to influential positions. Her hobby of creating fashionable accessories also bore fruit, as her designs achieved widespread popularity, and she created the first artisan academy in Fódlan. The school produced many talented craftsmen, one of whom created a statue that expertly captured the king's delight at receiving the gift of a bracelet from the queen.
Claude, King of Unification & Hilda, Free Spirit
Entrusting the future of Fódlan to his friends, Claude left for Almyra to take his place as heir to the throne. His family saw that he had grown strong and allowed him to claim his birthright. When he became king several years later, he made the surprise announcement that he would make Hilda his queen. Having studied with her brother to prepare for this moment, Hilda demonstrated an uncanny talent for diplomacy, and greatly contributed to establishing friendly relations between Fódlan and Almyra. The presence of a Fódlan-born queen for two consecutive generations did much to alter Almyran values.
Caspar, Roaming Instigator & Hilda, Free Spirit (Azure Moon and Verdant Wind)
Caspar and Hilda, under no pressure to inherit any noble titles, spent the early years of peace after the war traveling. They journeyed to every corner of Fódlan, and even ventured abroad now and again. Caspar's antics caused endless entertainment for Hilda, who loved to stand by and watch him fight or squirm his way out of trouble. Eventually, their free-spirited adventure was called to an end by Hilda's brother, Holst, who offered Caspar a position as a knight in service of House Goneril. Caspar accepted, and before long, he and Hilda were married. The couple raised many children, and were said to have a notoriously lively household.
Lorenz, Noble of the Red Rose & Hilda, Free Spirit
As the new head of House Gloucester, Lorenz first worked to restore his own territory, and then expanded his vision to include reforms for all Fódlan. At the height of his storied political career, he announced his marriage to Hilda, the only daughter of Duke Goneril. After the recovery effort, at Hilda's behest, the pair established artisan academies all over Fódlan. The schools quickly flourished, invigorating interest in the arts as well as trade with foreign lands. After many years of success and prosperity, the students of the first of these academies crafted a bronze statue of the founding couple to honor their achievement. The statue stands to this day.
Raphael, Beast of Leicester & Hilda, Free Spirit
Raphael returned to his hometown, where he served his liege lord as a knight for a time. Later, he gave it up to help manage the inn that his family had opened up during his time away. One day, to the great joy of Raphael's sister, Maya, Hilda came to visit. Maya had always treasured the necklace Hilda had made for her. Moved by this, Hilda gave Maya a new gift of a hair band, which inspired Maya to suggest that Raphael convert the inn into an accessory shop. Hilda decided to stay and help out, and eventually became the shop's proprietor and chief artisan. She moved in with Raphael, and the two spent their lives happily dealing in fashionable accessories.
Ignatz, Worldly Artist & Hilda, Free Spirit
After Hilda returned home, her fashionable accessories achieved widespread popularity, leading her to create the first artisan academy in Fódlan. While shopping for art supplies, she had a chance reunion with Ignatz, who had persuaded his family to allow him to travel the world as an artist. Hilda invited Ignatz to teach at her school, and as she and the students became enchanted by the landscapes and portraits of all he had seen in his travels, the two gradually fell in love. Their romance birthed a new style that inspired artists in Fódlan for generations.
Marianne, Survivor of the Curse & Hilda, Free Spirit
After returning to their respective homes, Hilda and Marianne stayed in touch and deepened their friendship through letters. Hilda informed Marianne that her passion for crafting fashionable accessories had given her the idea to start an artisan academy, and in response, Marianne pledged the financial support of the house of Margrave Edmund. Soon, artisan schools began to appear all over Fódlan, producing talented craftsmen and high-quality trade goods, which contributed greatly to the prosperity of Fódlan. The accessories sent to Marianne personally by Hilda became some of the most highly valued treasures in history.
Seteth, Heir of Purpose & Hilda, Free Spirit
After the war, Seteth dedicated himself to the restoration of the church. He continued to write fables for children in his spare time, but became dissatisfied with the hobby due to a lack of quality illustrations for his work. When Hilda learned of this, she jumped at the chance to visit Garreg Mach and illustrate some of Seteth's newer stories for him, The completed fables were distributed far and wide, and children who loved them eventually passed the famous and beloved works on to their own children and grandchildren.
|“||You didn't forget about me, did you? Maybe you should just let me go.||”|
— Hilda, as an enemy in Crimson Flower Chapter 14/Azure Moon Chapter 17.
|“||Professor! It's been too long. But now we're on opposite sides, huh? What a shame. I'm not going to hold back. I can't let down my dear old Claude.||”|
— Hilda, as an enemy fighting Byleth in Crimson Flower Chapter 14.
|“||Marianne: I-I'm so sorry, Hilda. I...
Hilda: It's OK, Marianne. These things happen in war.
— Hilda, as an enemy fighting Marianne in Crimson Flower Chapter 14.
|“||Balthus: Back off, Hilda. Holst wouldn't want this.
Hilda: No, Baltie, you back off. I'm right where I wanna be. If you kill me here, I won't be the one my brother holds responsible.
Balthus: If that happens, offering my life is the least I can do to make it up to him. That...and bringing you home.
— Hilda, as an enemy fighting Balthus in Crimson Flower Chapter 14.
|“||Hilda: I can't shake the feeling that I know you from somewhere, but...I'm drawing a blank. Either way, you wouldn't want to hurt a helpless girl like me. Maybe you should let us off the hook.
Balthus: Anything for a pretty lady. Why don't we talk it out over a hot meal? Your treat? Actually... Scratch that. Something tells me I'd best stay away from this one.
— Hilda, fighting an enemy Balthus Cindered Shadows Chapter 1
|“||You're making me work!||”|
— Hilda in Parts I & II
|“||Guess I have no choice!||”|
— Hilda in Parts I & II
|“||You asked for it.||”|
— Hilda in Part I & II
— Hilda in Parts I & II
|“||Guess that's it for me. I'll just go rest up or...something.||”|
— Hilda's retreat quote as a playable character in Part I.
|“||I'm...dying for someone else? I can't believe this.||”|
— Hilda's death quote in classic mode as a playable character in Part II.
|“||I clearly tried too hard. I'll just go rest up or...something.||”|
— Hilda's retreat quote in casual mode as a playable character in Part II.
|“||Ouch! Was that really necessary?||”|
— Hilda as an enemy in Chapter 1.
|“||It's been fun, Claude... Sorry to go so soon...||”|
— Hilda as an enemy in Crimson Flower Chapter 14
|“||I have to get out of here! I'll die if I don't.||”|
— Hilda as an enemy in Azure Moon Chapter 17.
- Main article: Hilda/Quotes (Heroes)
- Main article: Hilda/Quotes
Fire Emblem Cipher
Hilda is currently featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Hilda|
||"Do your best! I can't wait to see how well everyone does."|
|Attack: 70||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Brigand||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|"Feel free to pick up the slack!": [Trigger]  When this unit's attack ends, you may pay the cost and if you do: Move this unit.|
"Oh, I'm just cheering you on!": [Always] During your turn, if this unit is in the Back Line, all allies in the Front Line gain +10 attack.
|Card #B18-043R, B18-043ST • Artist: Sakura Miwabe|
|Sky-Soaring Free Spirit, Hilda|
|"I know we'll win. Yeah! Wahoo! Fighting!"|
|Attack: 70||Support: 30||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 5|
|Class: Wyvern Lord||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|"You wouldn't mind fighting for me, would you?": [Activate] [Once per turn]  Choose 1 card with 70 or higher attack from your hand, and deploy it in the Front Line.|
Defiant Crit: [Always] During your turn, if you have 3 or fewer cards in your hand, this unit gains +30 attack.
|Card #B21-027SR • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa|
|Noblewoman of House Goneril, Hilda|
|"I was planning to just sit back and watch. But hey, I got one!"|
|Attack: 30||Support: 30||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Noble||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Talented Advocate: [Activate]  Choose 1 other Crest of the Goddess ally, and move them.|
Authority Emblem: [Support] Choose 1 ally other than your attacking unit. You may move that ally.
|Card #B21-028N • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Hilda_(Fódlan) .
Hilda appears as a Novice support spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate using her art from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. When equipped to a player character, she increases attack power when badly damaged.
Fire Emblem Series
Hilda (Fire Emblem)
|Trait: Critical-Health Attack ↑
Increases attack power for a while when badly damaged.
- When Hilda appeared in early footage of Three Houses at E3 2018, she had a different portrait.
- Hilda shares her name with a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
- During Part II, Hilda oddly shares some of her attack voice clips with Bernadetta.
- Hilda has an unused Paired Ending in Crimson Flower with Byleth despite the fact that she is unrecruitable in that route.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Hilda Valentine Goneril||Full name, known by just Hilda in most menus. Hilda is a Germanic name derived from the Old Norse word "hildr", meaning "battle". Valentine is a name derived from the Latin word "Valentinus", meaning "healthy" (and also the name of a saint). Goneril is the name of the eldest daughter of King Lear in William Shakespeare's play King Lear. Other characters from Leicester also have surnames derived from the names of King Lear characters.|
|Japanese||ヒルダ＝ヴァレンティン＝ゴネリル||Hilda Valentin Goneril, as above.|
|Spanish||Hilda Valentine Goneril||As above.|
|French||Hilda Valentine Goneril||As above.|
|German||Hilda Valentine Goneril||As above.|
|Italian||Hilda Valentine Goneril||As above.|
|Dutch||Hilda||Used in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.|
|Russian||Хильда||Hilda; used in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.|
|Korean||힐다 발렌틴 고네릴||Hilda Valentine Goneril|
|Simplified Chinese||希尔妲·凡伦汀·哥纳利尔||Hilda Valentine Goneril|
|Traditional Chinese||希爾妲‧凡倫汀‧哥納利爾||Hilda Valentine Goneril|
Artwork of Hilda in Part I, from Three Houses.
High quality portrait artwork of Hilda from Three Houses.
Portrait of Hilda from Three Houses.
Pre-release screenshot of the battle forecast, showing her in combat with Byleth.
Concept art of Hilda in Part I, from Three Houses.
- Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Hilda, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 8 September 2018
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