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Jesse

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Jesse

FESoV Jesse 02.png
Artwork of Jesse Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


A mercenary from Zofia.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

24 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Starting class

Mercenary

Voiced by

Appearance(s)

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

Role

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

Portrait jesse fe02.png
Ma nes02 mercenary playable.gif Mercenary
Level 6
Recruitment: Act 3, talk to with Celica at the Desert Stronghold

Stats Growth Rates Spell Levels

Equipment
--
Weapons
Sword Yes check.png Axe X mark.png B. Magic X mark.png
Lance X mark.png Bow X mark.png W. Magic X mark.png

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.

Analysis

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

This section has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.


Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Role

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

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait jesse status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 mercenary jesse playable.gif Mercenary
Level 6
Fatigue tol. 0.45
Recruitment: Act 3, talk to with Celica at the Desert Stronghold

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
-- Sword
Weapons
Swords Yes check.png Lances X mark.png Axes X mark.png
Bows X mark.png Black magic X mark.png White magic X mark.png

Growth rates when reclassed

Villager/Cavalier/Paladin/Gold Knight Soldier/Knight/Baron Archer/Sniper/Bow Knight Mage/Sage

Class HP Atk Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Villager/Cavalier/Paladin/Gold Knight 40% 35% {{{mag}}} 40% 45% 55% 30% 0%

Skogul/Yasha Spartan Oliphantier Guru

Class HP Atk Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Skogul/Yasha 40% 40% {{{mag}}} 45% 50% 55% 30% 0%

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

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Myrmidon +x to 30 +0 +x to 11 +x to 14 +0 +x to 7 +0 +1 --
Dread Fighter +x to 36 +x to 15 +x to 16 +x to 18 +0 +x to 11 +0 +2 --
  • In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, promotion gains give 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.

Analysis

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

Jesse joins the Pilgrimage midway through Act 3 as a level 6 Mercenary with rounded growths and bases that are above average for his level but still below those of the Myrmidon and below the stats of the enemies he can expect to face. His problems are immediately apparent - he is far behind the rest of the party, who will likely be getting started on their second tier classes while he is stuck on his first tier throughout the aggravating fights against Deen/Sonya and Grieth, and there's little incentive to raise another beatstick when Celica has powerful bruisers like Saber and Palla fighting for her. Furthermore, he is badly overshadowed as an extra Myrmidon/Dread Fighter by Deen, who joins a mere two to three battles after him as a level 5 Myrmidon and blows Jesse's stats out of the water. If the player wants to use Jesse, the best way to do so is to squeeze him a kill or two on the way to the Dragon Shrine so that he can promote into Myrmidon, and then he can chip in if needed for the rest of the game. If Jesse is shown heavy favoritism or the player stops to grind, he can certainly do well as a Dread Fighter; however, the return on investment is generally not worth it when there are far better uses for the player's time and experience points.

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]

Supports

Main article: Jesse/Supports
Portrait jesse fe15.png
Jesse
Mercenary
Support conversations:
Small portrait saber fe15.png
Saber
Mercenary
C: 15
B: 35
A: 60
Small portrait deen fe15.png
Deen
Myrmidon
C: 15
B: 35
A: 60

[[{{{supportm3}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{cm3}}}
B: {{{bm3}}}
A: {{{am3}}}

[[{{{supportm4}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{cm4}}}
B: {{{bm4}}}
A: {{{am4}}}

[[{{{supportm5}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{cm5}}}
B: {{{bm5}}}
A: {{{am5}}}
Bond supports:*
Small portrait silque fe15.png
Silque
Cleric
Bonus:
Dodge +7

[[{{{supporto2}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond2}}}

[[{{{supporto3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond3}}}

[[{{{supporto4}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond4}}}

[[{{{supporto5}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond5}}}

[[{{{supporto6}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond6}}}

[[{{{supporto6}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond6}}}

[[{{{supporto7}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond7}}}

[[{{{supporto8}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond8}}}

[[{{{supporto9}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond9}}}

[[{{{supporto10}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bond10}}}
Click here for more details on supports.

Base conversations

Main article: Jesse/Conversations

Endings

Gaiden

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."

Quotes

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 featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

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

Male

Sword
"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 #B16-055HN • 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 Jesse .

Flavor text


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia A mercenary from Zofia. ??

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.

Portuguese

Jesse[4]

--

Korean

제시

Jesse

Simplified Chinese

杰西

Jesse

Traditional Chinese

傑西

Jesse

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait jesse fe02.png Mercenary Myrmidon Dread Fighter
Bs fe02 mercenary sword.png
Sword
Bs fe02 myrmidon sword.png
Sword
Bs fe02 dread fighter sword.png
Sword

Other appearances

References

  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
  3. Meaning, origin and history of the name Jesse, Behind the Name, Retrieved: April 8, 2017
  4. "Um para Faye, um para Jesse e um para Alm e Celica. Ah, não posso esquecer meus amigos do priorado!" — Silque: Selfless Cleric at the home castle (Portuguese), Fire Emblem Heroes
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused on writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
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 Manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's Party AlmClairCliveDeltheaFayeForsythGrayKliffLukasLuthierMathildaMycenPythonSilqueTatianaTobinZeke
Celica's Party AtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaConradDeenEstFayeGennyJesseKamuiKliffLeonMaeNomahPallaSaberSonyaValbar
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 & the Blade of LightAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • SidequestsSound TestTimelineWorld map