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The Complete Shadows of Valentia

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Artwork of Jesse Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A mercenary from Zofia.






24 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Starting class


I guess some folks just need to live by that kind of tight framework. Me railing against that wasn’t going to make anyone happy, you know? So I figure I’ll find my own place where I can live in a way that does.
— Jesse

Jesse (Japanese: ジェシー Jesey) is a mercenary appearing in Fire Emblem Gaiden and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Fire Emblem Gaiden


Jesse is the third and last mercenary that can be recruited by Celica's party. He is imprisoned in the Desert Fortress after trying to help Est escape, following the latter's kidnapping by Grieth. After Celica's army arrives at the Desert Fortress and defeats Wolff, Jesse agrees to join the party.

Starting stats and growth rates

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Ma nes02 mercenary playable.gif Mercenary
Level 6
Recruitment: Act 3, speak with Celica at the Desert Stronghold

Stats Growth Rates Spell Levels

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B. Magic
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W. Magic
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Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Myrmidon +x to 30 +x to 11 +x to 11 +x to 14 +0 +x to 7 +x to 6 +1 --
Dread Fighter +x to 36 +x to 15 +x to 16 +x to 18 +0 +x to 11 +x to 15 +2 --
  • In Gaiden, promotion gains consist of giving the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.


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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Jesse reprises his role in the remake. He is also featured in a Memory Prism, saving Silque from brigands.

Starting stats and growth rates

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Ma 3ds03 mercenary jesse playable.gif Mercenary
Level 6
Fatigue tol. 0.45
Recruitment: Act 3, speak with Celica at the Desert Stronghold

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
-- Sword
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Spell list

Spell Learned at
Fire Mage, level 1
Excalibur Mage, level 2
Thunder Mage, level 9
Recover Sage, level 1
If the character promotes before learning a spell, the level at which that spell is learned becomes (Spell's level - [Level before promotion +1]).

Promotion stat gains

Personality and character

As with many characters in Gaiden, Jesse has minimal characterization. He appears to be always willing to rescue someone in danger, even at the cost of his own safety, as shown by his being imprisoned following his attempt to save Est from Grieth.

Shadows of Valentia expands on his personality, showing him as a superficial individual who enjoys life without restrictions, shown when he left his stringent household when he was able.[1] He is also shown to be very flirtatious, often smooth talking women in Celica's army, and often Celica herself. He desires to establish a country of mercenaries, suggesting he is a big dreamer.[2]


Main article: Jesse/Supports

Base conversations

Main article: Jesse/Conversations



In the former territory of Grieth, he built a new country. Afterwards, he became known as the Desert Mercenary.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

After successfully founding a mercenary kingdom in Grieth's former land, Jesse then proved successful at ruling it. In times of strife, he worked with Alm to secure peace. Tales of his valor are told even now, in which he's reverentially called "the Steel Amidst the Sand."


The Final Battle quote

Ruling the world with might and terror? Talk about your stale chichés. What's the point in living if you're not having fun? I'm not about to find out!
— Jesse

Critical quotes

This one's gonna hurt!
— Jesse
We're done here!
— Jesse
Whaddaya think of this?
— Jesse
Feast on THIS!
— Jesse

Death quotes

Heh, me, of all people, falling short of the rebel image...
— Jesse, in Gaiden.
Aww... And things were just...getting fun... Thanks for having me along this far... See you...on the other...
— Jesse, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
Ow! Ow ow ow ow ouch. Yeah, this one feels pretty serious. Sorry, can I take a breather? Dying's not on my priority list today.
— Jesse, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Jesse is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Jesse
TCGCipher B16-055HN.png Woman-Loving Mercenary, Jesse



"You're all traveling together, yeah? Looks like a real fun group. Don't suppose you got room for one more?""
Attack: 50 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Mercenary Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
"A sight for sore eyes!": [Always] If you have 2 or more Female allies, this unit gains +20 attack.
"I'm raring to go!": [Activate] [Flip one bond card] Until the end of your turn, non-lord enemies are unable to evade this unit's attacks.
Card #B16-055HNArtist: Tetsu Kurosawa
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Jesse .


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Jesse A name of Hebrew origin, possibly meaning "gift".[3]
Japanese ジェシー Officially romanized as Jesey. Presumably a corruption of "Jesse", as above.
Spanish Jesse As above.
French Jesse As above.
German Jesse As above.
Italian Jesse As above.
Dutch Jesse As above.
Simplified Chinese 杰西
Traditional Chinese 傑西


Sprite Gallery
Portrait jesse fe02.png Mercenary Myrmidon Dread Fighter
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Other appearances


  1. "...My family? Woof. It’s been forever since I’ve seen ’em, honestly. They were...strict, I guess you’d call it. Do this, wear that, stop being friends with whomever... I got fed up and took off." — Jesse in a base conversation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  2. "Jesse: A country made for folks like us, free from Zofia and Rigel both. No nobles! No commoners! Just a place where anyone can live free. And when somebody asks for our help, we go help ’em! ...For a fee, of course.
    Saber: You’re a real dreamer, you know that, right? Though I gotta say, the idea ain’t half bad.
    " — Jesse and Saber, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeBrigand BossCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJarth*JedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma TowerDuma Temple) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineNovisRamSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Death MasksBook of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors
Related topics Ancient LettersName chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • SidequestsSound TestTimelineWorld map