|“||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 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 capitol but circle back and arrive to help Eirika in Renvall. Afterwards, 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
Personality and character
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.
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.
|“||Prince Ephraim! Lead us to glory...||”|
— Death quote
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."
Fire Emblem Cipher
Kyle is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Kyle|
|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|
|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 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 .
- Kyle has a sister named Mia, who lives in Frelia. This is not the same Mia that appears in Path of Radiance.
- In the English version, there is a typo in Kyle and Syrene's C support conversation where Kyle refers to Syrene as Selena. Syrene and Selena's names are pretty similar, which explains the names getting mixed-up.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Kyle||A name of Gaelic origin meaning "strait of water".|
|Japanese||カイル||Officially romanized as Kyle.|
Artwork of Kyle from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|