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

A steadfast and honorable cavalier in sworn service to Renais.






Mia (sister)[1]

Starting class



The Sacred Stones

I don't waste time. I take care of my weapons, my horse, and myself. And not just that--I also make sure our morale is good and our men are safe.
— Kyle, to Forde.

Kyle (Japanese: カイル Kyle) is a knight who appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He is a cavalier of Renais, accompanying Ephraim in his fight against Grado.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones


Kyle first appears in Chapter 5x, in which he, Forde, and Orson help Prince Ephraim take the Grado-occupied Fort Renvall. Despite their small numbers, the four manage to take the fort. Unfortunately, their victory is followed up by a visit from General Valter of Grado and his military force, but Kyle, Forde, and Ephraim successfully escape Valter's Wyvern Knights.

In Chapter 8, Kyle and company appear soon after Eirika arrives at Renvall. Sometime between the capture of Renvall and their escape from Valter, Orson betrays Renais. Kyle, Forde, and Ephraim begin traveling to Grado's capital but reconsider and arrive to help Eirika in Renvall. Afterward, Kyle goes with either Eirika or Ephraim after they decide to split up. He serves the army loyally to the end.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait kyle fe08.png
Ma gba cavalier playable.gif Cavalier
Level 5
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Recruitment: Chapter 5x, automatically from the start
Reappears in chapter 8, automatically from turn 2

Stats Growth Rates

Iron Sword
Steel Lance
Weapon Levels
Swords D Lances C Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Paladin +2 +1 +1 +1 +0 +2 +1 +2 +1 Swords +30
Great Knight +3 +2 +1 +2 +0 +2 +1 +4 -1 Axes D


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

Kyle first becomes available in Chapter 5x with decent bases in all areas. He is durable enough to survive two hits from all enemies in his joining chapter, and while he cannot double all of them, he can still contribute offensively as well. Being a Cavalier benefits him greatly; it is among the best unpromoted classes in The Sacred Stones, thanks to its high movement, rescue-dropping utility, Canto, weapon triangle control, and ability to use Javelins. Kyle has a base C rank in lances and a D rank in swords, allowing him to use the aforementioned Javelins from the start and fight enemies at 1-2 range.

Kyle's main problems stem from his competition. While his bases and growths are decent, neither are amazing. Franz, who joins earlier, has much more time to gain levels, and his stats will almost certainly be better than Kyle's when they are both available. However, he has an advantage over his direct competitor, Forde. While Forde has superior growths and bases in a few stats, Kyle's strength and defenses are better, and they also have higher growths. Kyle initially suffers from a minor speed disadvantage, but he will eventually grow out of it. He will deal more damage per attack than Forde on average while also being more durable. For these reasons, most players use Kyle over Forde, although it is still completely acceptable to use both. While the differences between them are not very substantial, Kyle still has advantages in important areas like durability and strength that add up over time. As long as both Kyle and Forde can double, Kyle will perform a bit better.

The Knight Crest is a competitive promotion item. Franz, Gilliam, and Forde also need to use it to promote, and all of them are viable units. If Kyle does end up promoting, his best promotion choice is definitely Paladin. While Great Knight's statistical bonuses are better, and he receives an additional weapon type in axes, the class decreases Kyle's movement. Paladin grants an additional point of movement instead, which translates to higher utility throughout the game. Even if Kyle is promoted to Great Knight to make his stats better than his competitors', it will also make his movement around the map much slower, preventing him from taking advantage of these stats.


Kyle has a strong sense of duty as a knight. He focuses his entire life on training to better defend his country, never wasting a minute of his time. He has a tendency to be a bit paranoid, especially when it comes to the safety of Prince Ephraim and his fellow knights. He constantly worries about the Prince's well-being, and tries to force him out of the front lines whenever possible. In support conversations with Colm, it is revealed that Kyle regularly sends coded messages to the knights of Renais, telling of Eirika and Ephraim's safety. Kyle is very upfront, and speaks his mind about most everything, the exception being romantic feelings.

Kyle values his comrades on the warfront, honing in on their talents and using them to promote victory. For example, he utilizes Colm's stealthiness in obtaining secret information, and he develops new strategies using Lute's magical genius. He carries a bitter rivalry with Forde, and hates losing to him, though they're quite evenly matched.

Kyle was born a commoner of Renais. From a very young age, he knew he wanted to serve his country as a knight. He and Forde grew up together, starting as early as their years at the nursery, which Kyle supposedly made plans to take over. As a youngster, Kyle would always be the first to rush to the aid of a girl in need. Somewhere along the line, Ephraim joined Kyle's training sessions, and he and Kyle formed a bond closer to brotherhood. Kyle and Syrene met in Frelia ten years before the War of the Stones, therefore, in the year 793. Kyle was sent to deliver a letter to King Hayden, and encountered some bandits along the way. Kyle tried to drive them off singlehandedly, and was in trouble when Syrene came to his aid. She then showed him around Frelia, and he delighted in the sight of the sea, not having seen it because of the fact that Renais is a landlocked country.


Main article: Kyle/Supports
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Initial: 30
Per turn:+3
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Initial: 5
Per turn:+3
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Initial: 5
Per turn:+3

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Initial: 20
Per turn:+3
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Initial: 5
Per turn:+2

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Per turn:+

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See Support § GBA games for more details on supports.


Kyle, Ardent Knight
His service to the royal family of Renais continued without change. He became a battalion commander and gained much trust and responsibility for training new recruits.

Kyle and Lute
After the war, Kyle and Lute were married in Renais. Kyle's friends were disturbed by his choice of brides, but they could not deny his happiness. Before long, they had a son, and Kyle dedicated himself to his upbringing.

Kyle and Forde
Sometimes, the greatest friends also differ greatly in personality. When Kyle and Forde returned home, they were celebrated in song and story. They lived their days in happiness, as dearest friends and toughest rivals.

Kyle and Syrene
After the war, Kyle visited Frelia, where he was greeted with a warm reception by Syrene. After the two retired, they were wed. They raised a daughter whose skill in martial arts and etiquette excelled.


Battle quotes

Kyle: Sir Orson! You betrayed your master, Prince Ephraim, to Grado. Have you forgotten what it means to be a knight?
Orson: Kyle... You know nothing... I am happy now.

— Kyle against Orson in Chapter 16

Defeat quotes

Prince Ephraim! Lead us to glory...
— Standard death quote
I was careless... My apologies, Prince Ephraim. I must withdraw.
— Retreat quote in Chapter 5x

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Kyle is featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Kyle
TCGCipher B11-023HN.png Devoted Green Great Knight, Kyle



"Why must you always fail to do as a true knight ought and stand at the vanguard, facing your foes head-on?"
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Great Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Elite Renais Commander: [Trigger] If this unit is in the Front Line, non-lord enemies in the Front Line cannot inflict critical hits.
Gallant Prince's Twin Knights: [Always] If you have an allied "Ephraim" or "Forde", this unit gains +10 attack.
Card #B11-023HN • Artist: Megumi Nagahama
TCGCipher B11-024N.png Ardent Knight, Kyle



"My life has been yours since the moment I took my chivalric vows."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Cavalier Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Renais's Green and Red: [Always] While this unit is being supported by "Forde", this unit gains +30 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B11-024N • Artist: Megumi Nagahama
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Kyle .

Flavor text

Game Text
The Sacred Stones
A steadfast and honorable cavalier
in sworn service to Renais.

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
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Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 995


  • Kyle has a sister named Mia who lives in Frelia. This is not the same Mia that appears in Path of Radiance; the characters do not share a name in Japanese, with Kyle's sister being named Maia (マイア) and the Tellius character being named Wayu (ワユ).

Etymology and other languages

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


A name of Gaelic origin meaning "strait of water".[2]



Officially romanized as Kyle.















Used in the Choose Your Legends polls in Fire Emblem Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Kyle; used in the Choose Your Legends polls in Heroes.


Small portrait kyle fe08.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait kyle fe08.png Cavalier Ma gba cavalier playable.gif Paladin Ma gba paladin playable.gif Great Knight Ma gba great knight playable.gif
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Basic axe
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Ranged axe

Official artwork

Battle animations

Cipher artwork


  1. "Isn't it important to have an heir to carry your standard when you're gone? Take your sister, Mia--she married into a nice Frelian family, didn't she? I'm just curious who would ever settle for such an uptight knight as you." — Forde to Kyle in a support conversation, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  2. Meaning, origin and history of the name Kyle, Behind the Name, Retrieved: June 27, 2018
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Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraKlimtMansel
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Background characters GradoLatonaMacGregorMonicaNada Kuya
Sacred Twins and personal weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling WoodsF: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
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