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FEE Hortensia portrait.png
Portrait render of Hortensia.

A mischievous, spoiled princess of Elusia. She is nonetheless devoted to her family and friends.








June 3


149 cm (4′11″)

  • Hyacinth (father)
  • Ivy (older half-sister)
  • Unnamed uncle



Princess of Elusia

Starting class

Wing Tamer

Voiced by



Hortensia (Japanese: オルテンシア Hortensia) is a playable character in Fire Emblem Engage.


Hortensia is the second princess of Elusia.[1]

Fire Emblem Engage


Hortensia is a playable character. She begins in an antagonistic role and is the boss of Chapter 7, an enemy in Chapter 10, and one of the bosses of Chapter 14.

Starting stats and growth rates

Playable - Main story

Small portrait hortensia fe17.png
Ma ns02 wing tamer hortensia staff.png Wing Tamer
Level 19
Movement 5
SP 1500
Recruitment: Chapter 14, automatically at the end of the chapter.

Stats Growth Rates Cap Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Fracture Big Personality
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes B Staves (Innate) B Arts -- Special --

Playable - Fell Xenologue

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Fell Xenologue 1 Fell Xenologue 2 Fell Xenologue 3 Fell Xenologue 4 Fell Xenologue 5 Fell Xenologue 6

Small portrait hortensia fe17.png
Ma ns02 wing tamer hortensia tome.png Wing Tamer
Level 15
Movement 5
Max HP 26 Defense 5
Strength 4 Resistance 21
Magic 11 Luck 15
Dexterity 20 Build 5
Speed 17−1
Inventory Skills
Big Personality
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes B Staves B Arts -- Special --

Enemy - Chapter 7

See also: Dark Emblem

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait hortensia fe17.png
Ma ns02 wing tamer hortensia tome.png Wing Tamer
Level 13
Movement 5
Emblem Lucina
Max HP 23+10
Revival Stone
Defense 2+3
Strength 2+5 Resistance 12
Magic 4 Luck 11
Dexterity 13+4 Build 4
Speed 13
Inventory Skills
Noble Rapier
Master SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Big Personality
Dual Strike
All for One
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes B Staves B Arts -- Special --
Note: Hortensia does not sync with her Emblem until enemy phase on turn 1.

Enemy - Chapter 10

See also: The Fell Dragon Sombron

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait hortensia fe17.png
Ma ns02 wing tamer hortensia tome.png Wing Tamer
Level 15
Movement 5
Emblem Byleth
Max HP 24+10
Revival Stone
Defense 4+7
Strength 3+6 Resistance 16
Magic 8+2 Luck 13+2
Dexterity 14+9 Build 5
Speed 14
Inventory Skills
FreezeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Big Personality
Divine Pulse
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes B Staves B Arts -- Special --

Enemy - Chapter 14

See also: The Battle for Solm

Normal Hard Maddening

Ma ns02 wing tamer hortensia staff.png Wing Tamer
Level 20
Movement 5
Emblem Byleth
Max HP 37
Revival StoneRevival Stone
Defense 7
Strength 6 Resistance 14
Magic 16+2 Luck 12+6
Dexterity 20 Build 5
Speed 22−2
Inventory Skills
Big Personality
Divine Pulse+
Diabolical Dance
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes B Staves B Arts -- Special --
Note: Hortensia gets the Sword of the Creator after using one of her Revival Stones.

Enemy - Fell Xenologue 5

See also: The Fell Heir

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy - Fell Xenologue 6

See also: Seven Bracelets

Normal Hard Maddening

Ma ns02 wing tamer hortensia tome.png Trainer
Level 10
Movement 6
Max HP 40 Defense 10
Strength 12 Resistance 23
Magic 18 Luck 24
Dexterity 26 Build 5
Speed 18−8
Inventory Skills
FortifyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Stealth Assist
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes B Staves S Arts -- Special --


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

With unparalleled utility and the potential to also reach respectable combat performance with some investment, Hortensia has the makings of a top-tier unit. Her skill in staves is unmatched; she has extended range with healing staves but more importantly is one of the few units who can use Rescue and Warp without being stuck in a clunky 5-movement class, and the only unit who can extend the service life of these precious staves. In practice she will more than double their uses, as she can easily reach 40+ Dex and the results can be further manipulated with the Time Crystal.

In addition to being great with staves, Hortensia can deal respectable damage with tomes, as she's fast enough to double most targets, and since it makes sense to stack Dex on her, with a crit-engraved weapon she'll likely crit on one of the two attacks, destroying the target. While better damage dealers such as Anna don't need to crit to one-round, Hortensia's damage is impressive for a unit who already had best-in-game utility.

Hortensia's very low HP and Def make her initially incapable of surviving a round of combat, which should be addressed to allow her to position herself freely for optimal staff use (or combat). With the Sleipnir Rider's low Def cap, Hortensia is a poor target for Draconic Shields, but she can absorb up to two Angelic Robes with no risk of overcapping (at least not by the full 5HP that would completely waste the second robe). By the time Hortensia joins, the player will have obtained three robes; saving two for Hortensia can be considered, as it will free her to equip Dex boosts in her Emblem and second (after Tiki's blessing) skill slot. If the player can't spare the robes, Hortensia will need to hold an ultra-defensive emblem, or play very cautiously until she can inherit both Tiki's blessing and a noticeable HP boost from Corrin. Of course, she will always appreciate an extra HP tonic. In any case, Hortensia offers so much that any resources spent on boosting her durability are very well spent.

Unlike most units with unique classes, Hortensia will likely want to stay in hers for the entire game, as the class skill is just too good to be shelved even temporarily, and Hortensia's base growths would make her fall behind in stats without the Sleipnir Rider's excellent boosts to Mag/Dex/Spd rates.


Hortensia is innocent and somewhat selfish, but she cares for her family and relatives.[1]


Main article: Hortensia/Supports


Little Charmer Hortensia
After her sister's coronation, Hortensia returned to Elusia's academy and soon graduated at the top of her class.
Her natural charm was later key in negotiations with Brodia. She and Ivy were well remembered for the contributions they made to their country's prosperity.

Divine Dragon Alear & Little Charmer Hortensia
Alear became the new Divine Dragon Monarch. His/Her bonds with the rulers of each nation resulted in lasting peace.
Hortensia joined Ivy in restoring Elusia while enrolled at the academy. She later returned to Lythos and used her studies to support her dearest friend.


Battle quotes

You got an Emblem Ring? Better cough it up!
— Hortensia as an enemy in Chapter 7
Alear: Return the ring.
Hortensia: No way! I'm the one who's after the rings. We could have done this the easy way, but no. You had to be stubborn.
Alear: I'm stubborn?

— Hortensia against Alear in Chapter 7
You took my sister from me! I'll never forgive you!
— Hortensia as an enemy in Chapter 10
Hortensia: You! Dragon! You're the one who killed my sister, aren't you?
Alear: No, Ivy is alive.
Hortensia: Then where is she?! If she's alive, prove it!
Alear: I don't know where she is.
Hortensia: See, I knew it! You're lying! I'm going to make you pay for what you did!

— Hortensia against Alear in Chapter 10
I must get the rings. I must save Father.
— Hortensia as an enemy in Chapter 14
Ivy: Hortensia, please! Come to your senses!
Hortensia: Why fight me, Ivy? All I want is to bring Father back. Don't you miss him?
Ivy: Of course. So much, I fear my heart will never mend. That's why I cannot lose you too.

— Hortensia against Ivy in Chapter 14
Corrupted Hyacinth: Hortensia.
Hortensia: Father! I've missed you. I wanted to see you so badly. I've been so sad since you died...
Corrupted Hyacinth: Then, dear daughter, follow me. Kill your friends and bring me their rings.
Hortensia: No, I won't. I want to live up to my father, the wise king of Elusia... My real father. Before the Fell Dragon ruined him.
Corrupted Hyacinth: Rrgh...
Hortensia: Goodbye, Father. I'm sad we didn't have more time together. I love you. Soon this will all be over, OK? Soon you'll be able to rest.

— Hortensia against Corrupted Hyacinth in Chapter 17
No more sadness, Divine One. I'm tired of it! Let's get everyone through this. I believe in you!
— Hortensia in The Last Engage.
Hortensia: I've gotta say it feels a little weird to fight someone who's supposed to be an ally.
Byleth: Just because we're fighting doesn't make us enemies. Not this time. We're still friends. But for now, prepare for battle.
Hortensia: OK. I've got no choice but to fight? Let's do it.

— Hortensia against Byleth in The Instructor.
Corrupted Ivy: Well, if it isn't the good-for-nothing second princess. The sight of you makes me sick.
Hortensia: Ivy? What's gotten into you?
Corrupted Ivy: Don't you "Ivy" me. You've got no right to be so familiar. I've warned you countless times. If you're plan was to collude with Solm to get my attention, congratulations. You've succeeded.
Hortensia: This is how you always talk to the Hortensia of this world, isn't it? Then I'm glad you said all that to me. Because for once, at least, she won't have to hear it!

— Hortensia against Corrupted Ivy in Fell Xenologue 4.
You're an enemy, aren't you? In that case...
— Corrupted Hortensia in Fell Xenologue 5.
Corrupted Hortensia: Are you... me? If so, please don't get in my way. I need to collect the bracelets to bring Father back to life.
Hortensia: I know what you're going through. I've been through the same. But I can't let you do that. So, I guess we have no choice but to square off, cutie versus cutie. May the most adorable win! Come on, that deserved a laugh. If we've got to fight, we can at least try to make it fun.
Corrupted Hortensia: You might think we're cute, but Ivy told me the truth. We're the most miserable wretches alive.

— Hortensia against Corrupted Hortensia in Fell Xenologue 5.
Corrupted Hortensia: Goldmary...I hardly recognized you.
Goldmary:Understandable. My elegance is too scintillating to be captured fully in memory.
Corrupted Hortensia: No, I'm surprised you have any elegance at all. You were always so withdrawn. You had no confidence, no charisma...
Goldmary: Heh. There must be some mistake. That's impossible. Surely you're thinking of someone else.
Corrupted Hortensia: Our whole group was like that. We never wanted to draw attention to ourselves. It was easier to survive that way... or so we thought. If only you'd been as poised and graceful then as you are now. I'd have looked up to you...

— Corrupted Hortensia against Goldmary in Fell Xenologue 5.
Rosado: Hello, Hortensia. I see you're just as adorable in this world - if a bit less confident.
Corrupted Hortensia: Rosado, back from the dead... I can hardly believe my eyes. I missed you so much. There's been nothing but despair in my heart since I lost my retainers. You stayed behind so I could escape the corrupted. I never got the chance to thank you. But the truth is... I think I'd have been happier dying alongside you then.
Rosado: You suffered so much. I'm glad your Rosado was able to protect you. I'm sorry he can't be with you now. The best I can do is send you to him.

— Corrupted Hortensia against Rosado in Fell Xenologue 5.
Corrupted Hortensia: Ah! Ivy! I mean, Your Majesty, my queen... Have you finally come to execute me, like all of Father's other illegitimate children?
Ivy: Hortensia... What has the Ivy of this world done to you?
Corrupted Hortensia: You are here to kill me. I can tell. I'm sorry, but I can't just accept death. I have to fight.

— Corrupted Hortensia against Ivy in Fell Xenologue 5.
Corrupted Hortensia: Lindon... It's been a long time.
Lindon: So, the Princess Hortensia of this world is quite a serious one. Even if we're enemies, that doesn't feel right. Here, why not try one of these sweets I made? They're very cute, if I do say so myself.
Corrupted Hortensia: No, thanks. Cute things don't really suit me...

— Corrupted Hortensia against Lindon in Fell Xenologue 5.
Corrupted Hortensia: Divine One... Did they bring you back to life, just like me?"
Alear:Not exactly. Wait, does that mean you know you're one of the Corrupted?
Corrupted Hortensia: I was supposed to have died in Elusia. But as you can see, I'm still here. If you've been brought back too, then maybe I can see all the people I care about again. You're on my side, right, Divine One? You have to be. So why are you standing in my way?

— Corrupted Hortensia against Alear in Fell Xenologue 6.

Critical quotes

Don't mess with the princess!
— Hortensia
Now you've done it.
— Hortensia
My time to shine.
— Hortensia
I want my life back!
— Hortensia

Defeat quotes

Oh, I lost...
— Hortensia's defeat voice clip.
No fair! I lost? Well, you're not getting my ring! I won't let Father down.
— Hortensia as an enemy in Chapter 7.
Why do I always lose? Well, I won't let you kill me...
— Hortensia as an enemy in Chapter 10.
Why does nothing go my way?
— Hortensia as an enemy in Chapter 14.
I knew it would end like this...
— Corrupted Hortensia's defeat voice clip.
This pain is nothing...compared to Father's...
— Corrupted Hortensia in Fell Xenologue 5.

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Game Text
A mischievous, spoiled princess of
Elusia. She is nonetheless devoted to
her family and friends.
(Enemy, Chapter 14)
Hortensia under Zephia's control.
Her consciousness is submerged and
she is unaware of what is said to her.
(Enemy, Fell Xenologue)
Princess of Elusia from another
world. Her spirit has been shattered
by the shock of losing her father.


  • Hortensia's hair is not naturally pink and white, as she used hair dye to achieve the two-tone effect.[2]

Etymology and other languages

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


Hortensia is another name for the Hydrangea genus of flowers.



Officially romanized as Hortensia.
















Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ファイアーエムブレム エンゲージ:世界の命運を握る者たち | Nintendo Switch | 任天堂,, Published: November 22, 2022, Retrieved: November 22, 2022
  2. "Corrin: Your hair color is delightfully unique. I assume you use some kind of dye?
    Hortensia: Yep. The two-tone effect is pretty cute, right? I'm surprised an Emblem knows about this stuff.
    " — Hortensia and Corrin's A bond, Fire Emblem Engage
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