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Portrait kel fe06.png
Kel's portrait in The Binding Blade.

A swordfighter defending Bulgar under Brunya's orders.







Starting class


You'll what? Flee? Tell me, just where do you think you can hide?
— Kel, to Roartz

Kel (Japanese: ケル) was a Sacaean warrior, serving under General Brunya of Bern during the Bernese occupation of Sacae. Brunya tasked him with the protection of Roartz.

Stationed in Bulgar to take care of Roartz, upon learning of the approach of the Etrurian army headed by Roy, Kel suggested that Roartz fortify the interior of the Bulgar palace while he and his men attempted to slow down or stop the Etrurians on the outside. His efforts were unsuccessful and he was killed.

Kel was bound by a strong sense of duty and devotion as a subordinate to Brunya, even though he was not fond of Roartz[1], and expressed an almost fatalistic level of devotion to his service to Brunya as a warrior, having resigned himself to the inevitability of dying in battle[2].


Chapter 19B, Normal Chapter 19B, Hard


Battle quotes

I am Kel. Behold my I swing it for the last time.
— Kel.

Death quotes

This is the fate...of all swordsmen...
— Kel.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
The latter is an unusual Romanization used in the most proliferated, albeit now outdated, fan translation patch; up-to-date versions of the fan translation use the former name.
Japanese ケル Kel


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Portrait kel fe06.png Swordmaster
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  1. "Soldier: ...That is the highest advisor of the Etrurian court? Why should we fight for a coward like him?
    Kel: Don't say that. General Brenya didn't willingly tell us to protect him. She had no choice because Etruria joined forces with Bern. ...Therefore, we must fulfill our duties as warriors.
    " — A soldier and Kel, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "General Brenya has given me orders to protect you. I will do so with my life." — Kel, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

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Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEkhidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLalumLanceLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
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Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierSaint's Staff
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Related topics Fire Emblem: Hasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline