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Joshua

The Sacred Stones Heroes


FESS Joshua.png
Artwork of Joshua from The Sacred Stones.

A wandering swordsman from Jehanna.
He loves to gamble.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family

Ismaire (mother)

Title(s)

Prince of Jehanna

Starting class

Myrmidon

Voiced by
Appearance(s)
Gambling's what I live for. Even when I lose, I never want to stop.
— Joshua to Natasha.

Joshua (Japanese: ヨシュア Jhosua) is the wayward prince of Jehanna, a desert country on the eastern edge of Magvel. He first appears in Chapter 5 of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, in which he is hired as a mercenary by Grado sent to kill Natasha. If Natasha survives, she can speak with Joshua and end up recruiting him.

Joshua's behavior makes it obvious that he is a gambler, deciding his fate with a flip of the coin. He enjoys spending time in arenas as well. Joshua also mentions to Natasha in a support conversation that he may appear cynical.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Role

Joshua first appears in the beginning of Chapter 5 as a mercenary hired by the Grado army to defeat Eirika's army. He speaks to Natasha, who quickly rushes past him. When Natasha speaks to him during the battle, he offers her to gamble. After losing the bet, he agrees to join her side and fight against Grado.

Joshua's mother, Ismaire, dies.

In Eirika's route, the group travels to Jehanna to warn them of the oncoming war. They arrive in Chapter 14, but as the battle ends, Queen Ismaire has already been fatally wounded. Surprisingly, she calls for Joshua, her son and apologizes for not being a good mother. He is revealed to be the prince of Jehanna and son of the queen, as they talk with her dying words. As she dies, she leaves him the sword Audhulma and the wind (anima) tome Excalibur, the two Sacred Twin relics of Jehanna.

Joshua reveals that he ran away in order to learn about the people of the world, to be worthy of the crown. Tired of palace life, ten years ago, he left the royal court under the guise of a gambling mercenary. However, he regrets this as he sits by his mother's side while she dies. Afterwards, he vows to take on the monarchy of Jehanna and defeat Grado along with Eirika of Renais, Innes of Frelia, and L'Arachel of Rausten.

In Ephraim's route, Caellach mentions that he and Joshua used to be friends and comrades during a brief conversation with Lyon in Chapter 15; if you have Joshua attack Caellach, he'll confirm that fact, and that they had parted ways two years ago; he'll also talk about how Caellach used to get into fights with him (Joshua) because of his (Caellach's) desire to become king; otherwise, Joshua's identity and backstory are not mentioned at all.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait joshua fe08.png
Myrmidon
Level 5
Affinity Is gba windaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 5, talk with Natasha.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Is gba killing edge.png 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 Skills Weapon level
Swordmaster +5 +2 +0 +0 +0 +2 +1 +1 +1 -- GBARankSword.gif +40
Assassin +3 +1 +0 +0 +0 +2 +2 +0 +1 Silencer --

Analysis

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


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Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

Joshua is one of the characters added to the game in the Farfetched Heroes update, and was made available to players in the sixth edition of the Tempest Trials, "Less than Heroic", which initially ran from November 20, 2017 through December 4, 2017. Only one variation of Joshua is currently available in Heroes, based on his The Sacred Stones incarnation.

Starting stats

★★★★ ★★★★★

Portrait joshua feh.png
Rarity ★★★★
Weapon type Is feh sword.png
Movement type Infantry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Skills
Is feh skill offense.png Slaying Edge*
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png New Moon

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Iron Sword Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Sword Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Slaying Edge Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Audhulma ★★★★★ 400 SP
Is feh skill special.png New Moon Innate
Is feh skill special.png Moonbow ★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh close def 1.pngA Close Def 1 ★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh close def 2.pngA Close Def 2 ★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh close def 3.pngA Close Def 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh windsweep 1.pngB Windsweep 1 ★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh windsweep 2.pngB Windsweep 2 ★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh windsweep 3.pngB Windsweep 3 ★★★★ 240 SP

Analysis

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Personality and character

Joshua says to Natasha in a support conversation that his personality makes him appear as if he is a cynical man. In support conversations with Artur, Innes, and Gerik it is shown Joshua has a tendency to cheat for victory in bets with shrewd trickery. He seems to show approval of Gerik in their A Support. In his support conversation with Natasha, he makes several bets to win her love. It is unknown whether or not if Natasha won the bet with Joshua, as Joshua states: "I may cheat, but I never worm out of a bet. It's a rule of mine." It is plausible that he first shown affection for her and really didn't wish to harm her.

In a support conversation with Artur, he learns that Joshua has a hard time fighting mages, a common fault in myrmidons with their low resistance.

In Eirika's route, the group learns that Joshua is the prince of Jehanna. If Joshua is alive, Ismaire, Queen of Jehanna, has a brief conversation with Joshua in which he reveals that he left Jehanna to view the world as a man and not a prince; he states that his motives were to leave the castle walls to understand his people. He later states that he regrets not being with his mother. If he survives up until this point, the player will gain the sacred weapons of Jehanna, Audhulma and Excalibur, from her.

In Ephraim's route, the player learns that that Joshua had once been Caellach's best friend[2]; but if and when they meet again on opposite sides of the battlefield, Joshua is well aware that Caellach just wants to be king of Jehanna (and in fact had wanted to be king for a long time) and refuses to let Caellach manipulate him to that end. Caellach calls him "a cold fish," to which Joshua replies that Caellach is "still as shameless as ever"[3] Their conversation differs slightly depending on route.

Supports

Main article: Joshua/Supports
Portrait joshua fe08.png
Joshua
Myrmidon
Is gba windaffin.png
Small portrait natasha fe08.png
Natasha
Cleric Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+3
Small portrait artur fe08.png
Artur
Monk Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 5
Per turn:+2
Small portrait marisa fe08.png
Marisa
Myrmidon Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+3

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Per turn:+

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[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait innes fe08.png
Innes
Sniper Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:+2
Small portrait l'arachel fe08.png
L'Arachel
Troubadour Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 5
Per turn:+2
Small portrait gerik fe08.png
Gerik
Mercenary Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 15
Per turn:+3

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Per turn:+

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Per turn:+
Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

Joshua, the Tempest King
Joshua returned to Jehanna and ruled over it as king. His skills as a leader had grown great, and Jehanna flourished as never before. He never outgrew his love of travel and games of chance.

Joshua and Gerik
After the war, Joshua challenged Gerik to a duel in hopes of pressing him to move to Jehanna. The match ended in a tie, but Gerik was impressed by Joshua's swagger. From that day forward, Gerik never left Joshua's side.

Joshua and Marisa
Joshua returned to Jehanna with Marisa, where she pledged service to the crown and became the top swordfighter in the land. Joshua still loved games of chance, but when it came to Marisa, she was ever the winner.

Joshua and Natasha
When Joshua returned to Jehanna, he took Natasha as his bride and claimed the throne as its rightful heir. Natasha was the perfect companion, and together, they carried the mighty desert nation to great glory.

Quotes

Battle quotes

Carlyle: You... Could it be?
Joshua: Carlyle. How did this happen? You taught me how to wield a blade. You of all people...
Carlyle: You've returned. But now... It's too late. It's far too late...

— Joshua fighting Carlyle
Joshua: Caellach.
Caellach: Hey! If it isn't Joshua. It's been a long time. Have you been well?
Joshua: I've been all right. Still working as a mercenary. When did you get all proper and join the Grado army?
Caellach: Didn’t I tell you? I wasn’t about to waste my life as a nameless soldier. Still, I think back on those days a lot lately... My axe and your sword... The two of us were a deadly pair, eh?
Joshua: ......
Caellach: By the way... I know all about you, Joshua. Who you really are I mean. The prince of Jehanna, huh? When did you plan on sharing the wealth, you sneaky dog?
Joshua: Listen... You can't reduce a nation to loot waiting to be divided. And more importantly, I made a vow to my mother. I'm going to succeed her as ruler of my homeland. Hey Caellach... You're the one who killed my mother, aren't you?
Caellach: Yeah... Sorry 'bout that. Things happen, you know? C'mon, Joshua, don't hate me. This is war. There's nothing you can do about it. Besides, grudges get in the way of work, right?
Joshua: That's true. It's as you say. Listen Caellach... I've got to kill you now. Don't hold it against me.
Caellach: You arrogant... You haven't changed a bit! I've always wanted to show you who's better, Joshua. And I'm even stronger than I used to be. I'm gonna wipe that smug look off your face for good!

— Joshua versus Caellach, in Eirika's route


Joshua: It's been a long time, Caellach.
Caellach: Is that really you, Joshua? How long's it been?
Joshua: About two years... What've you been doing? You know, that innkeeper's still mad you stiffed him.
Caellach: Oh please... You telling me that old dog's still alive? ...How's the rest of the troop doing?
Joshua: They’re getting by. Some of them ended up feeding the crows, though...
Caellach: Is that so? Those were good times, weren’t they, Joshua? We were terrors on the battlefield and worse off it.
Joshua:Yeah, we were. You'd get carried away and pick fights with me... You always said the same thing: "I will be King!"
Caellach: Yeah, that's my dream. And I'll do anything to make it true. What do you say, Joshua? Let's team up again? Leave those losers you're with and work for me.
Joshua: Sorry, can't do it. I’m not going to let you use me for anything.
Caellach: Bah... You're a cold fish, aren't you. That's one thing that hasn't changed about you.
Joshua: You haven't changed much either. You're still as shameless as ever.
Caellach: Ha ha! That's the truth. Well... You want to get started?
Joshua: Mm. Sure.
Caellach: Im stronger than I used to be. No offense, but you're not in my league anymore. Don't hate me, Joshua.
Joshua: Same to you.

— Joshua versus Caellach, in Ephraim's route

Death quote

First the girl, now this. Today really isn't my lucky day.
— Joshua, as an enemy
I... I guess my luck finally ran out... Heh.
— Joshua, after recruitment

Heroes quotes

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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

SSBB Sticker Joshua.png Joshua
from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Bonus: [Slash] Attack +9
Usable by: All

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Trivia

  • Joshua can have supports with every recruit-able ice affinity character in the game, with the exception of Kyle.
  • In the Japanese version, Joshua tells Artur that Artur has won 15 times and lost 16 times out of 21 matches. Not only do the sum of winning and losing numbers not match to the number of matches, but Joshua even tells Artur that they are roughly even. The English version fixes this by having Joshua tell Artur that Artur has won 11 out of 21 matches.
  • In the Japanese version of The Sacred Stones Joshua will attack and kill Natasha while he is an enemy during chapter 5 if she is in range. He does not do this in the international releases.
  • Todd Haberkorn, Joshua’s English voice actor in Heroes, also voices Siegbert in the same game and male Morgan in Awakening.[4]

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Joshua A Hebrew name meaning "Jehovah is salvation", "Yaeweh is salvation", or "God rescues". Joshua was the helper of Moses who lead the Israelites through the Sinai wilderness. He was also one of the twelves spies who was sent by Moses into Canaan. He was appointed by God to continue leading the Isrealites after Moses had passed.[5][6]
Japanese ヨシュア Officially romanized as Jhosua.
Spanish Joshua As above.
French Joshua As above.
German Joshua As above.
Italian Joshua As above.

Gallery

Small portrait joshua fe08.pngSprite Gallery
Portrait joshua fe08.png Myrmidon Assassin Swordmaster
Bs fe08 joshua myrmidon sword.png
Sword
Bs fe08 joshua assassin sword.png
Sword
Bs fe08 joshua swordmaster sword.png
Sword

Battle animations

Heroes artwork

Other appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Voice Of Joshua - Fire Emblem Heroes | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 14 January, 2018
  2. Chapter 15B: Scorched Sand - Serenes Forest, serenesforest.net, Retrieved: 14 January, 2018
  3. Boss Conversations - Serenes Forest, serenesforest.net, Retrieved: 14 January, 2018
  4. Todd Haberkorn | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 14 January, 2018
  5. Joshua - Name Meaning, What does Joshua mean?, www.thinkbabynames.com, Retrieved: 14 January, 2018
  6. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Joshua, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 14 January, 2018
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