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

A swordfighter defending Bulgar under Brunnya's orders.







Starting class



The Binding Blade

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

Kel (Japanese: ケル) was a Sacaen warrior, serving under General Brunnya of Bern during the Bernese occupation of Sacae. Brunnya 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]

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


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See also: Battle in Bulgar
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.[3]

Normal Hard

Portrait kel fe06.png
Ma gba swordmaster enemy.gif Swordmaster
Level 10
Max HP 42 Luck 11
Strength 17 Defense 11
Skill 23 Resistance 14
Speed 23 Constitution 9
Movement 6 Aid 8
Light Brand
Weapon Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows
Anima magic Light magic Dark magic Staves


Battle quotes

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

Death quotes

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

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade
A swordfighter defending Bulgar
under Brunnya's orders.*

Etymology and other languages

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

• Kel
• Gel

• Used in more recent fan translations.
• An unusual romanization used in older fan translations.



Kel; possibly from the Mongolian гэр ger, "yurt".


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  1. "Soldier: ...That coward is the high chancellor of Etruria? Why does he deserve our protection?
    Kel: It's not as if General Brunnya cares for the man. She is obligated to protect him because he turned to our side. Wretched though he may be, we have a duty to fulfill.
    " — A soldier and Kel, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "General Brunnya has ordered me to protect you. And so I shall, to the very limits of my ability." — Kel, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. Battle in Bulgard, triangleattack.com, Retrieved: December 24, 2020
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