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Leif

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Leif Faris Claus

Treasure Thracia 776 TCG Awakening Heroes


FE776 Leif 01.png
Artwork of Leif from Thracia 776.
Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

Born: Year Grann 760, Leonster Castle

Family
Nationality

Manster District (Leonster)

Title(s)
Starting class
Voiced by
Appearance(s)
My father's dying wish was to see the Thracian Peninsula at peace. And I'll do whatever I can to bring an end to King Bloom's reign. Even if it costs my life...
— Leif

Leif Faris Claus (Japanese: リーフ・ファリス・クラウス Leaf Faris Claus) is the prince of Leonster, the son of the late Prince Quan and Ethlyn, and the younger brother of Altena. Left behind in Leonster as an infant while his parents travelled to Grannvale to aid his uncle Sigurd, he was forced into exile following his parents' deaths and the fall of Leonster at the hands of Conote, taken away by Finn of the Leonster knights. He was raised in hiding in the town of Fiana by Finn and, for a while, Lachesis, along with Lachesis's own daughter Nanna, and eventually joined the Fiana Freeblades led by Eyvel, protecting the village from bandits.

In the year 776, prompted by the kidnapping of Nanna and Mareeta, Eyvel's adopted daughter, Leif left Fiana to rally a resistance army to the Thracian occupation of the Manster District under the command of Raydrik, the duke of Manster, ultimately liberating it from the control of Veld of the Loptr Church. After his victories in the Manster District, he joined with the liberation army of his cousin, Seliph of Chalphy, to assist in freeing all of Jugdral from the iron grip of the Grannvale Empire, and went on to unify the Thracian Peninsula into the New Kingdom of Thracia with himself as its first king.

Leif is a playable character in the second generation of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, and later graduated to become the main protagonist of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Biography

Early life

Finn escapes Leonster with the infant Leif.

Leif was born in the Leonster capital in the year Grann 760, after Quan and Ethlyn had returned home from aiding his uncle Sigurd. As an infant he quickly grew particularly attached to Finn, one of Quan's knights, who was frequently assigned the task of protecting and caring for Leif. When his parents departed Leonster to lead the Lanceritter in reinforcing Sigurd in his struggles with Grannvale, Leif was left behind in Finn's protection, and some months later he was introduced to Nanna, the daughter of Lachesis, for company around his own age.[2] A year after Quan and Ethlyn died in the Yied Massacre, in Grann 762, Leonster was invaded by the Thracian army along with the rest of the Manster District, following a disastrous battle at the River Thracia in which Leif's grandfather, King Calf, was killed. As Thracia's forces beseiged the Leonster royal palace, Finn, Leif, Lachesis and Nanna all fled the capital as it burned.

Afterward, Leif grew up as a fugitive from both Thracia and the Grannvale Empire, constantly in hiding and being moved from place to place by Finn to avoid capture by the Empire as it seized power in the Manster District. His first hiding place was Alster, where he stayed from 762-765 under the protection of its queen, eventually being forced to flee when an assassination plot against the imperial governor, King Bloom, surfaced in the city. Next came the free city Frest, where he lived in the care of its bishop from 766-768, but this came to an end once his whereabouts were leaked by certain denizens of the city. He, Finn, Nanna and Lachesis avoided being caught in an Imperial siege of the city, with their safe escape ensured by the bishop buying them time by surrendering himself to execution.[3]

On the bishop's advice, Finn next took Leif to Tahra, entering the protection of its duke for five years from 769-773. During their time in Tahra, Lachesis departed from the group to find her estranged son Delmud, leaving Nanna with Finn and Leif. It was also in Tahra that Leif met and befriended Asvel, and the two together swore to someday fight together to reclaim all of Thracia.[4] Toward the end, the Empire again learned of Leif's whereabouts and engaged Tahra in a siege. Believing his life to be in certain peril, Leif fled Tahra with Nanna and Finn, leaving Asvel behind.[4]

Fiana and a quest's beginning

Leif, Finn and Nanna arrive in Fiana.

After fleeing Tahra, the three entered Thracian territory, and at some point Finn sustained a grievous wound. They eventually arrived at the small village of Fiana, with Finn still wounded, and Leif tried to convince its leader Eyvel to help Finn by offering to give her the Light Brand he inherited from Ethlyn. Eyvel took the three in without demanding a thing, and even took to taking care of Leif and Nanna as if they were her own children.[5] Leif would later reflect that his years living in Fiana were the best of his life: he grew up surrounded with new friends like Osian, Halvan and Mareeta, under Eyvel's mother-like care, and he and Finn even eventually took to assisting the work of Eyvel's mercenary band, the Fiana Freeblades.[6] Neither Eyvel nor anybody else in Fiana would become aware of Leif's royal identity for a long time.

After three years, Leif's peaceful time in Fiana came to an end in Grann 776. His identity and whereabouts were discovered and leaked to the Empire by the bandit chief Lifis,[7], and while Leif, Finn and the Freeblades were away on a mission, Fiana was invaded and conquered by Baron Raydrik of Manster, who abducted Nanna and Mareeta. Leif returned to find Fiana still occupied by Manster soldiers, and after driving the soldiers out he discovered what happened to Nanna and Mareeta, and resolved to storm Manster and rescue them. Eyvel and Finn resolved to assist him in this cause.

Leif set out on a northward journey to Manster, travelling along the Thracian coast through the village of Iss and freeing it from Lifis's bandits, until he arrived at Fort Kelbeth outside the city. On his way, he met the bishop August, who travelled with him for a time, and although they parted ways before Kelbeth, August revealed his knowledge of Leif's true identity and affirmed his intent to help restore Leif to the Leonster throne. Leif and the Freeblades successfully captured Kelbeth and freed the abducted children within it, but soon after were ambushed by Raydrik. He was arrested by Raydrik and taken back to Manster, along with Eyvel and Lifis, while Finn and the rest of the Freeblades evaded capture.

Leif was imprisoned in a dungeon in the bowels of the Manster palace, separated from Eyvel and awaiting transfer to Conote. With the assistance of members of the Magi, tasked by Ced with releasing and accompanying Leif, he escaped the dungeon and emerged into the castle's main halls. He and the Magi fought their way into the castle's main halls to free Eyvel and Nanna, only to find that Eyvel had been petrified by the bishop Veld's dark magic and that Raydrik had used a cursed sword to control Mareeta. He, Nanna and the Magi escaped the castle and rejoined with August, then, swearing to someday return and free Eyvel, the band carefully evaded the Manster soldiers in the city's main streets and escaped the city grounds.

Tahra and Leonster

Even after having escaped the city, Raydrik's minions were still in hot pursuit of Leif. At August's advice and despite his own intense dislike of the idea, Leif opted to seek refuge at Meath Castle in Thracia and briefly enter the protection from Hannibal. Once he arrived, he told Hannibal a false story of his arrest to obscure his own identity and his intent to travel to Tahra, and Hannibal granted him an escort, Carrion, to take Leif's group to Hannibal's western mansion. Hannibal also released Leif's allies, who had been arrested by his subordinates earlier, and Finn rejoined Leif shortly beforehand.

Leif's journey west took him through Thracia's mountains, where he faced menaces from both bandits formerly loyal to Dagdar and from Thracian soldiers who mistook his band for bandits themselves. On their way, Carrion revealed to Leif that Hannibal was aware of his true identity and wished to entrust him with a group of refugee Leonster knights, Carrion himself included, being trained at Hannibal's mansion by the former Leonster noble Dorias. Upon arriving, Dorias advised Leif that they needed to make haste to Tahra to save it from an imminent defeat, and committed his student knights to Leif's cause and joined August as a tactician for Leif.

Commanding a small army made up of Leonster knights, the Freeblades and the Magi, Leif set out for Tahra. Travelling through Noel Canyon and the Dandrum Fortress, he achieved his first victories against the Empire's forces, then entered the Dakia forest and encountered the Dandelion thieves, among them Safy's sister Tina, and the former Loptyrian Salem, and was reunited with Mareeta, who had been freed by Saias. Immediately beyond Dakia was Tahra itself, barely withstanding the Empire's siege through the efforts of a small group of Leonster survivors under Glade, and a pair of warriors from Thracia. On arriving, Leif pledged to the city's ruler Linoan that he would ensure the city wouldn't fall to the Empire. Despite his best efforts, however, he couldn't maintain the defenses in the face of an onslaught from the Loptyrian warlocks, the Bergrosen, and Areone struck a deal with Linoan to fake a Thracian conquest of Tahra to protect the city from the Empire.

As part of the deal, Leif and his army were required to flee the city to prevent Areone's father, Travant, from finding him. He departed with both Linoan and a small number of Tahra refugees in tow, and on ensuring their safety, Leif was left to confront his next mission: retaking Leonster itself. Leif had two routes to choose from to take to Leonster: the open northern high-road, to assault the castle's defenses head-on, or an eastern route through thick mountains and forests to enter Leonster from its less-defended southern border. His march culminated in the successful defeat of the castle's Imperial occupation, restoring Leonster to Leif's control after fourteen years.

However, Leif had no time to rest on reclaiming his home, as he received news of an Imperial massacre in Alster, the Imperial King Bloom's current headquarters. Despite August's protestations, Leif demanded to lead Leonster's army to help Alster's suffering people. Dorias departed first with half of Leonster's army, instructing Leif to follow with the rest a day later. Before Leif could depart, however, he received word that the first Alster raid had failed, obliterated by the Empire striking from behind, that Dorias had fallen, and that an Imperial siege of Leonster was inevitable. Overcome by shock at how his actions had killed Dorias, Leif, Finn and Nanna were forced to maintain Leonster's defenses against the siege for six months, slowly but surely losing territory to the Empire.

The Manster victory

Leif surveys the landscape of the Thracian peninsula.

Finally, after six long months, the siege of Leonster came to an end with the arrival of Seliph. Leif's cousin, already famous for his victories against the Empire in Isaach and the Yied Desert, engaged the Imperial forces at Alster and forced the forces beseiging Leonster to retreat and reinforce their capital. Seliph sent Delmud, Nanna's brother, as a messenger to Leif, and Leif hastened to Alster to help speed up Seliph's battle there. By the time Leif and his forces arrived, however, Alster had fallen and Bloom had retreated to Conote. At Alster, Leif met Seliph for the first time, and conferred with Seliph and Julia on their next moves. They decided there to split up again: Seliph would attack Bloom at Conote, while Leif would attack Raydrik at Manster.

Leif's route south to Manster took him through the detention center of Fort Danzich and across the Great River of Thracia, and by the time he arrived at Manster itself, the city was embroiled in a final struggle between Raydrik's forces and the Magi, and as he reached its gates, Ced wrested control of the city from a dark bishop. Leif was approached by Saias during the battle and entrusted with the Bragi Sword to use against Raydrik, and on meeting with Ced himself, the hero gave Leif some critical words of encouragement and joined forces with Leif to defeat Raydrik. Using the Bragi Sword, Leif's army defeated Raydrik, only for his body to vanish before them.

With most of the palace secured, August revealed to Leif the presence of a secret Loptyrian temple deep beneath the castle, where Veld—the mastermind behind Raydrik—lurked. Leif led his army to the temple, where he found Eyvel and freed her with Sara's help, then confronted the final task of defeating Veld. Splitting his army up into six teams to attack six seals, each guarded by a Deadlord, his army unlocked the shrine room where Veld awaited, then successfully defeated Veld and thus brought an end to the Loptyrians' grip on the Thracian peninsula. Seliph soon arrived to congratulate Leif for his victory, having come to help the battle only to find it already over, and the two swore to work together to liberate the rest of Jugdral.

Travels with Seliph

With Seliph, Leif's next step after freeing the Manster District was taking on Thracia itself. Thracia's King Travant remained an ally with the Empire and refused to surrender, necessitating an invasion of Thracia to put an end to the threat. During the early stages of the battle, Leif caught sight of a lone female wyvern rider sadly observing the battle from Thracia's peaks, and on discussing this with Finn, he learned the wyvern rider's identity: Altena, long presumed dead and wielding the Gáe Bolg in the service of Travant, her adoptive father. During the next stage of the battle Leif tried to convince Altena of her true parentage, and while she was reluctant to believe him, she quickly realised he was telling the truth. Altena then returned to Castle Thracia to confront Travant about this revelation, and soon after Travant's demise joined with Seliph's army.

Leif continued to fight for Seliph's cause for the remainder of the war after Seliph's conquest of Thracia. He participated in the battles in Miletos and in the final showdown against the forces of the Grannvale Empire and its dark prince, Julius, in the capital Belhalla.

After Belhalla

Soon after Seliph's victory at Belhalla, Leif departed with Nanna to assist Ares, Nanna's cousin, in liberating Agustria.[8] Leif later married Nanna and founded the New Kingdom of Thracia, uniting both halves of the peninsula, and ruled as its first king. Working with Nanna and Altena, he dedicated the rest of his life to building a lasting peace and prosperity for all of Thracia.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Role

Leif is playable in the game's second generation. Although his parents—Ethlyn and Quan—are fixed, his stats are still variable and are calculated depending on his parents' stats when they leave Sigurd's party at the end of Chapter 3. Unlike most male child characters, Leif primarily inherits his stats from Ethlyn rather than his father, and will inherit her swords instead of Quan's lances (which are instead inherited by Altena).

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait leif fe04.png
Ma snes02 prince playable.gif Prince
Level 1
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodNjörun.png SNESHolyBloodBaldr.png
Movement 6
Recruitment: Chapter 7, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Iron Sword
Inherited items
Inherited gold
Adept
Critical
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --
  • Note: Leif will inherit the swords and items which were in the possession of his mother, Ethlyn, as of the end of Chapter 3, but will not inherit her staves. Also, the inherited amount of gold can fluctuate between 2,000 and 12,000.

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Skills Weapon level
Master Knight +0 +4 +4 +5 +6 +0 +5 +4 +3 Follow-Up SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankAxe.png A SNESRankBow.png A
SNESRankFire.png A SNESRankThunder.png A SNESRankWind.png A SNESRankLight.png C SNESRankStaff.png A

Analysis

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

Leif is a strange unit who starts somewhat weak, but can potentially become the most useful unit in Seliph's army with proper inheritance. Like Lachesis in the first generation, Leif shares the Prince/Princess class. He lacks Pursuit before promotion, but will gain access that skill as well as every weapon and almost every tome after he promotes. As a result, Leif's usefulness is almost entirely dependent upon his inheritance.

First, note that Leif has reversed inheritance from most of the other children. He will inherit everything from Ethlyn, not Quan. Leif is a strong candidate to inherit the Pursuit Ring, although doing so means that the item will leave with Ethlyn in Chapter 4. He also benefits greatly from the Paragon Ring, especially given his promotion. A common strategy is to inherit the Paragon and Leg rings to Seliph, and then sell them to Leif once Seliph promotes. Leif can also inherit A-Rank swords from his mother, and he does well with almost any blade the player is willing to give up on in chapters 4 through 7.

As a unit overall, Leif is fairly weak until he promotes, at which point he becomes a top-tier fighter and staff wielder. Any powerful physical weapons that are not being used by other units (such as the Silver Axe or Silver Bow) can be put to good use on Leif. Additionally, he will be one of three units capable of using Light Magic (Julia and Ced/Hawk being the other two). His low Magic means he will not do much damage with it, but Light Magic is the only way to get a weapon-triangle advantage over Loptyrians and Julius.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Role

Leif is the game's lord character. Using him is necessary to seize thrones and clear some chapters, and his death is an automatic Game Over.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait leif fe05.png
Ma snes03 lord playable.gif Lord
Level 1
Action
Authority --
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Light Brand
Iron Sword
Adept
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png C SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Promotion gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Con Mov Weapon level
Prince +0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0 +1 +0 +0 --

Analysis

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

At first glance, Leif may seem like a subpar unit due to his mediocre bases and average growths. However, there are many unique things about him that greatly increase his utility. Firstly, he is the only unit besides Lifis who stays during the transition to the infamously difficult Manster chapters. As such, it is recommended to give him the Life, Shield, and Speed Rings obtained in the early chapters to him to improve his stats. Combined with his personal weapon, the Light Brand, a strong 1-2 range magical weapon with 60 uses, he will be an excellent combat unit during the Manster chapters and make them much easier to complete. He can also use the Light Brand to heal himself to full health.

Although his combat will wane in the later chapters due to his late promotion, Leif will still be useful for giving support bonuses to many great units. His support utility can further be improved by giving him the King Sword, which grants the Charm skill. This lets him give +10% hit and avoid to every unit within 3 tiles, while also giving an additional +10% hit, avoid, critical, and critical evade to the units he supports. Finally, Leif is not affected by fatigue, so he will always be available to provide these bonuses.

Crusader Scrolls can be used to improve his growths and make him slightly more viable as a combat unit later on in the game. The aforementioned King Sword also improves him combat-wise, being a 13 might, 20% crit brave weapon.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Role

Two versions of Leif are playable in Awakening: a free one through SpotPass as part of the Thracia 776 character set, and a paid one from the DLC chapter package Lost Bloodlines 1.

Leif also appears as an enemy in six DLC chapters, and as a neutral unit in Rogues & Redeemers 1.

As with several other legacy characters in Awakening, there is a unique weapon named for Leif available through the Barracks or event tiles: Leif's Blade.

Starting stats and growth rates

Playable (SpotPass) Playable (DLC)

Small portrait spotpass leif fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 trickster playable.gif Trickster
Level 20
Movement 6+1
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 21,000 G or defeat him in a skirmish

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Levin Sword*
Leif's Blade*
Locktouch
Movement +1
Lucky Seven
Acrobat
Renewal
Weapon Levels
Swords B Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves E

Reclassing options

Small portrait spotpass leif fe13.png
Leif
Base classes:*
Thief Assassin
Trickster
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.


Growth rates when reclassed


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Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief Wyvern Rider

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +0 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +0 +3 Swords E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Leif has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

In addition, the DLC version of Leif can also receive the following as a personal skill:

Skill
Is 3ds01 underdog.png Underdog

Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

There are two different variations of Leif available to Heroes, both of which are tied to his storyline appearance in Thracia 776 although one is also dual-credited with Genealogy of the Holy War. The normal variation of Leif, credited solely to Thracia 776 is one of the characters added to the game in the Snow and Ash update, and became available for summoning by players on April 11, 2017. A variation of Leif termed "Unifier of Thracia", dual-credited to both Jugdral games and based on Leif's appearance as a Master Knight, was first made available to players on October 29, 2019 as the game's fifteenth Legendary Hero.

Leif: Prince of Leonster

Starting stats

Leif: Prince of Leonster is only available at 5★ rarity.
Portrait leif feh.png
Rarity ★★★★★
Weapon type Is feh sword.png
Movement type infantry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 17/18/19
Attack 5/6/7 Speed 9/10/11
Defense 7/8/9 Resistance 5/6/7
Skills
Is feh skill offense.png Light Brand
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png Rising Light

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 Silver Sword Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Light Brand Innate
Is feh skill special.png Rising Light Innate
Is feh skill special.png Blazing Light ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh armored blow 1.pngA Armored Blow 1 ★★★★★ 50 SP
Is feh steady blow 1.pngA Steady Blow 1 ★★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh steady blow 2.pngA Steady Blow 2 ★★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh s drink.pngB S Drink ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh spur atk 1.pngC Spur Atk 1 ★★★★★ 50 SP
Is feh drive atk 1.pngC Drive Atk 1 ★★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh drive atk 2.pngC Drive Atk 2 ★★★★★ 240 SP

Leif: Unifier of Thracia

Starting stats

Leif: Unifier of Thracia is only available at 5★ rarity.
Portrait leif unifier of thracia feh.png
Rarity ★★★★★
Weapon type Is feh colorless bow.png
Movement type Cavalry
Legendary Hero
Water Duel

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 17/18/19
Attack 7/8/9 Speed 2/3/4
Defense 6/7/8 Resistance 7/8/9
Skills
Is feh skill offense.png Meisterbogen
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png Night Sky

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Iron Bow Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Bow Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Silver Bow Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Meisterbogen Innate
Is feh skill special.png Night Sky Innate
Is feh skill special.png Astra ★★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh skill special.png Njörun's Zeal ★★★★★ 500 SP
Is feh atk res push 1.pngA Atk/Res Push 1 ★★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh atk res push 2.pngA Atk/Res Push 2 ★★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh atk res push 3.pngA Atk/Res Push 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh atk res push 4.pngA Atk/Res Push 4 ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh s drink.pngB S Drink ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh def smoke 1.pngC Def Smoke 1 ★★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh def smoke 2.pngC Def Smoke 2 ★★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh def smoke 3.pngC Def Smoke 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP

Personality and character

Leif is impulsive and prone to falling victim to his own emotions and passions. When confronted with a threat to his friends or allies, his first reaction is to pursue the threat head-on to solve the problem, even if such a course of action is doomed to fail. He is particularly prone to hatred, particularly in the aftermath of a failure or a loss, and his hatred for the loss of his family and Eyvel was his primary motivation at first for commencing his liberation war.[9] He has a tendency to let his pride and hatred overrule his appreciation for the best route to survive, even at the expense of his friends and allies, as evidence when he initially balked at August's suggestion to seek assistance from Thracia when fleeing Manster.[10] Despite growing up among commoners while on the run, Leif initially possessed a poor understanding of the reality of the world around him and its people, instead having a more black and white view of the nature of the conflict he sought to challenge; he was initially not even aware of some of the more basic actions of the Grannvale Empire or the Loptyrians until he encountered them in action, such as the child hunts and the Bergrosen.

In this respect, Leif has to rely on the influence of his friends and advisors to deter him from such risky, emotionally-driven courses of action; even then, there are times in which he overcomes their advice, such as when his impulsive insistence on reinforcing Alster so soon after liberating Leonster was responsible for Dorias's death and the elimination of half of Leonster's army.[11] Ultimately, the influence of August and others taught him valuable lessons in how to be a good leader and to be less at the mercy of his own emotions.[12]

Leif also has problems with his own self-worth. He readily criticizes himself for his own flaws on occasion, being somewhat aware of his immature tendencies when not caught in their throes, and takes his own failures exceptionally hard to the point of having trouble focusing on whatever crisis he currently faces, as evidenced with his reaction to the news that Dorias died because of him.[13] In particular, he was somewhat self-conscious of his own lack of a Brand or major holy blood, seeing himself as inferior to the likes of Seliph or Ced solely on the basis of lacking their power,[14] and musing that perhaps it indicates him to not be worthy to pursue his path.[15]

Love growths and events

Genealogy of the Holy War

Portrait leif fe04.png
Leif
Prince
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Lana/Mana
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
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Larcei/Radney
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
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Julia
Initial: 0
Per turn:0
Ma snes02 pegasus knight playable.gif Ma snes02 pegasus knight playable.gif
Fee/Femina
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif
Patty/Daisy
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif Ma snes02 thief female playable.gif
Patty/Daisy
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 troubadour playable.gif Ma snes02 troubadour playable.gif
Nanna/Janne
Initial: 100
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif
Lene/Laylea
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 mage female playable.gif Ma snes02 thunder mage female playable.gif
Teeny/Linda
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
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Click here for more details on the love system.


  • In Chapter 7, Leif can talk to Seliph at any time during the chapter, yielding no reward.
  • In Chapter 8, Finn can initiate a conversation with Leif at any time, giving Leif +3 strength.
  • In Chapter 9, Leif can talk with the enemy Altena, if Finn was still alive at the chapter's beginning. This makes Altena leave the map and initiates the sequence which results in her being recruited later on.
  • In Chapter 10, Nanna/Janne can talk to Leif at any time, giving Nanna/Janne +3 maximum HP and giving the pair 100 love points between each other.
  • In Chapter 10, Leif can talk to Altena at any time, giving her +1 luck.
  • In the Endgame, if he is married, Leif can have one of several conversations with some of his potential wives:
    • If they are married, Teeny/Linda can talk to Leif, giving him +3 magic.
    • If they are married, Janne can talk to Leif, giving him +5 maximum HP.
    • If they are married, Nanna can talk to Leif, giving him +3 defense.

Supports

Thracia 776

Portrait leif fe05.png
Leif
Lord
Supports:
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Finn
Lance Knight
Bonus:
10
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Eyvel
Swordmaster
Bonus:
10
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Ronan
Bow Fighter
Bonus:
10
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Safy
Priest
Bonus:
10
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Dalsin
Armored Axe
Bonus:
10
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Dalsin
Armored Axe
Bonus:
10
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Asvel
Mage
Bonus:
10
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Nanna
Troubadour
Bonus:
10
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Hicks
Axe Knight
Bonus:
10
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Carrion
Cavalier
Bonus:
10
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Selfina
Arch Knight
Bonus:
10
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Olwen
Mage Knight
Bonus:
10
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Tina
Priest
Bonus:
10
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Linoan
Cleric
Bonus:
10
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Miranda
Mage
Bonus:
10
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Sara
Cleric
Bonus:
10
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Xavier
General
Bonus:
10
Supported by:
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Nanna
Troubadour
Bonus:
10

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Bishop
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Bishop
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Awakening

As bonus units, neither version of Leif is capable of supporting anyone.

Endings

Genealogy of the Holy War

The Thracia Peninsula was unified.
Thanks to Leonster Kingdom’s restoration and Thracia Kingdom’s downfall, this region, once flooded with lots of little countries and in permanent conflict, finally found peace too.
Leif was chosen, by the ardent wish of the people, as the first sovereign of the new country.
Then,
Leif’s sweetheart, <wife>,
[...]
Helped him too, and they devoted themselves to the construction of the new country.
[...]
The new country born in the Thracia Peninsula was called (received the name of),
The Kingdom of New Thracia.
[16]

Thracia 776

Leif - Prince of Leonster
Along with Lord Seliph, the rightful heir to the Imperial throne, Leif led the war to liberate Jugdral. After seizing the capital of Belhalla, Leif went on to fight numerous battles throughout the continent. When all was said and done, Leif's fame and renown ultimately surpassed even that of Holy King Seliph. In year 780 of the Grannvale calendar, North and South Thracia were unified into one country. Leif took the throne of this New Kingdom of Thracia, and together with his queen, Nanna, and his older sister, Altena, led his motherland into a new era of prosperity. They were beloved by the people of North and South alike. Dedicating their lives to reunifying Thracia, Leif and Altena were hailed as the successors to Dáinn and Njörun.

In the annals of Thracian history, the name of King Leif the Wise, the "Sage-Lord," will echo for eternity...

Quotes

Battle quotes

You've made my people suffer, King Bloom. You'll die for what you've done.
— Leif, when fighting Bloom in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
W-wait! You're my...
— Leif, when fighting Altena in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Travant, we meet at last... I... I've waited so long for this day to arrive... I've dreamed of killing you with my bare hands, and I've lived to carry it out!!
— Leif, when fighting Travant in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Throw down your weapon and surrender, and I may spare your life.
— Leif, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
You there. I've had enough of your villainy.
— Leif, when fighting Lon'qu an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
I'm coming for you, Nanna!
— Leif, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Why do you fight? The gold and blood you gain from your brigandry make you no greater a man. The way I see it, you fight for nothing.
— Leif, when fighting Lon'qu as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Something is awry. I know I must fight. I KNOW I must, but...
— Leif, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
Something is awry. I know I must fight. I KNOW I must, but... Stop messing with my head, whoever you are!
— Leif, when fighting Robin as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
This is our world, not yours!
— Leif, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
You have it backward, sir! This is our land! You are the invaders here!
— Leif, when fighting Robin (male) as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
You will never have this land!
— Leif, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 2 in Awakening.
I've already lost one kingdom. I refuse to lose another!
— Leif, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.

Death quotes

Father... ...Mother...
— Leif, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Everyone... I-I'm... sorry...
— Leif, in Thracia 776.
Ugh...Have to retreat...regroup...
— Leif, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 2 in Awakening.
Nngh, gods, give me strength...I must fight...on...
— Leif, as an enemy in Champions of Yore 3 in Awakening.
Perhaps...it's better this way...
— Leif, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
I have failed... But I will come back...stronger...
— Leif, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
I came all this way...to lose to my own lack...of experience...
— Leif, as a NPC in Rogues & Redeemers 1 in Awakening.
Rrgh... Still so...much to learn...
— Leif, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 2 in Awakening.
Will my home be taken from me...yet again?
— Leif, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.

Heroes quotes

Main article: Leif/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Leif was featured on six TCG cards.

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Leif
TCG 1-043.jpg Class: Prince Level 1 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 4 Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1 WLv.: SNESRankSword.png A
Equip: Iron Sword Skills: AdeptCritical
Card #043Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Mayumi Hirota
TCG 2-023.jpg Class: Prince Level 10 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 6 Atk.: 3 / Counter: 1 WLv.: SNESRankSword.png A
Equip: Steel Sword Skills: AdeptCritical
Card #023Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya
TCG 3-018.jpg Class: Master Knight Level 10 Cavalry Direct Attack
Energy: 7 Atk.: 3 / Counter: 2 WLv.: SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankAxe.png A SNESRankBow.png A
Equip: Steel Sword Skills: Class Change • Canto • Training • AdeptCritical
Card #3-018Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya
TCG 4-001.jpg Class: Lord Level 10 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 4 Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1 WLv.: SNESRankSword.png B
Equip: Light Brand Skills: (Command LV ★) • (Constitution ★) • AdeptRescueAction LV.1
Card #4-001Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya
TCG AN-028.jpg Class: Lord Level 15 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 5 Atk.: 1 / Counter: 1 WLv.: SNESRankSword.png A
Equip: Rapier
Leg Ring
Skills: (Command LV ★) • (Constitution ★) • AdeptFollow-UpCriticalRescueAction LV.1
Card #AN-028Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Yusuke Kozaki
TCG P028.jpg Class: Prince Level 10 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 5 Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1 WLv.: SNESRankSword.png B
Equip: Steel Sword Skills: (Command LV ★) • (Constitution ★) • AdeptRescueAction LV.1
Card #P028Rarity: ☆★★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya
Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Leif is currently featured on seven cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Two of these cards' quotes and three further cards' epithets are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Leif

Normal SR+

TCGCipher B10-001SR.png
The Future Sage-Lord, Leif
Jugdral

Male

Sword


"I will run no longer. I will protect this land!"
"ぼくたちの戦いは、まだ終わらない。ナンナ、一緒に来てくれるね?"
Attack: 70 Support: 20 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Prince Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 4
Unifier of Thracia: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip two bond cards] [Discard a "Leif"] For every 4 bonds you have, select a Jugdral unit in your Retreat area and deploy it.
Dyadic Light: [Always] While you have at least 6 bonds, the number of orbs this unit’s attacks would destroy becomes 2.
Bond Skill Prince's Repatriation: [Bond] [Activate] Choose a card besides "Leif" from your hand and place it into your Bond Area. Afterwards, add this card to your hand ([Bond] This skill can only be used while this card is in the bond area).
Card #B10-001SR(+)Artist: Rika Suzuki

Normal R+X

TCGCipher B10-002R.png
Leader of Leonster's Army, Leif
Jugdral

Male

Sword

"みんな、行くぞ! レンスターの王城に再びこのゲイボルグの旗をかかげるんだ!"
"I... I will become stronger!"
Attack: 70 Support: 20 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Prince Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Prince's Light Brand: [Activate] [Flip two bond cards] This turn, this unit gains the Tome affinity and this unit's range becomes 1-2.
The Strength to Restore the Fatherland: [Trigger] When this unit's attack destroys an enemy, if "Prince's Light Brand" was used this turn, unflip up to 3 of your face-down bonds.
Card #B10-002R(+X)Artist: Akira Fujikawa (B10-002R), Mayo (B10-002R+X)
TCGCipher B10-003HN.png Leonster's Heir, Leif
Jugdral

Male

Sword

"I am Leif, of the Kingdom of Leonster! I wish to liberate all who suffer under the Empire's tyranny!"
Attack: 40 Support: 20 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Lord Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Gallant Sovereign: [Trigger] When you place a card in your Bond Area, this turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
Is TCGCipher Attack.png Fate Emblem: [Support] If the attacking unit is Jugdral, draw a card, then choose a card from your hand and place it on top of your deck.
Card #B10-003HNArtist: Rika Suzuki

Normal SR+

TCGCipher B15-076SR.png
二つの聖血を引く王子, Leif
Jugdral

Male

Sword

Mounted

"I... I've awaited this day for so many years. I've lived for this alone: to see you dead by my own hand!"
"Father... Mother... Are you watching over me still?"
Attack: 70 Support: 20 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Master Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Blood of Baldr, God of Light: [Activate] [Once per turn] Choose 1 card from your hand, reveal it, then place it face-down in the Bond Area. Once you do, until the end of the turn, all allies gain +10 attack.
Blood of Njörun, Earthen Goddess: [Always] All of your Jugdral Bond cards possess this unit's Bond Skill.
Bond Skill Dream of a United Fatherland: [Bond] [Activate] [Flip this card face-down] Choose 1 enemy other than the Main Character, and move them. ([Bond] This skill can only be used while this card is in the bond area).
Card #B15-076SR(+)Artist: Rika Suzuki

Normal P14 Box Promo

TCGCipher B15-077N.png
Leonster's Light, Leif
Jugdral

Male

Sword

"I am the son of Quan, a man they once hailed as a knight worthy of Njörun herself. I refuse to shame his legacy... No, I must press on. I must live on."
Attack: 40 Support: 20 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Prince Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Meeting of the Lights: [Always] If you have an allied "Seliph", this unit gains +10 attack.
Is TCGCipher Defend.png Hope Emblem: [Support] If the defending unit has the Jugdral affinity, you may look at one of your orbs.
Card #B15-077N, P14-002PRArtist: Senri Kita (B15-077N), INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS* (P14-002PR)
TCGCipher B17-106R.png 父に捧ぐ勝利, Leif
Jugdral

Male

Lance

Mounted

"Now, I fight with all the might of Leonster's knights behind me. Please, I ask that you believe in us: that we will prevail!"
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Duke Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
The Road to Leonster: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] [Tap 1 other Jugdral ally] Choose 1 card from your hand, and play it in the Bond Area.
The Standard of the Gáe Bolg: [Always] If you have 5 or more bond cards, this unit gains +10 attack.
Card #B17-106RArtist: Masaki Hirooka
TCGCipher B17-107N.png 槍騎士となった王子, Leif
Jugdral

Male

Lance

Mounted

"I am the son of Quan, a man they once hailed as a knight worthy of Njörun herself. I refuse to shame his legacy... No, I must press on. I must live on."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Lance Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Command of the Lanceritter: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Choose 1 ally in the Back Line, and move them.
Is TCGCipher Attack.png Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B17-107NArtist: Kazuhiro Taneda
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Leif .

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Leif appears as an Ace Attack-type spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, using his art from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. When equipped to an AI character, Leif grants random critical hits and healing over time. When equipped to a player character, he grants a support spirit slot and increased damage to sword attacks.

SSBU Spirit Leif.png #642
Fire Emblem Series
Leif (Fire Emblem)
Type: SSBU spirit type icon attack.png Attack
Rank: ★★★
Number of support spirit slots:
Trait: Sword Attack ↑

Slightly increases sword-attack power of fighters like Link and Marth.

Level 1 stats:

Attack: 1388
Defense: 1445
Power: 3116

Level 99 stats:

Attack: 4185
Defense: 4356
Power: 9395


Notable merchandise

Image Information Price Release date
FEH Mini Acrylic Leif vol.4.png Leif appears in volume 4 of the Fire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure Collection. His volume 4 appearance is based on his standard appearance in Heroes. ¥350 June 2018JP

Trivia

Marth's Leif costume in Melee.
  • Leif and Roy are the youngest lords in the series; in their starring games, both of them are 15 years old. Lyn is also fifteen in Lyn's tale of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, but she is eighteen in the English version instead.
  • As a Master Knight in Genealogy, Leif has access to more weapon types at a time than any other playable character in the Fire Emblem series (tied with Lachesis, who can also become a Master Knight), and by extension, more weapon types than any other lord character (albeit not in the game where he is actually a Lord).
  • Marth has a Leif-inspired alternate costume in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl. Later Super Smash Bros. games replaced it with a generic white outfit.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Leif As of Fire Emblem Awakening. From Leif, a Scandinavian name meaning "heir".[17] This is slightly unusual in that most names associated with Leonster and the Manster District in general are of Irish origin.
Japanese リーフ Officially romanized as Leaf. Alteration of Leif, as above.
Spanish Leif As above.
French Leif As above.
German Leif As above.
Italian Leif As above.
Russian Лейф Leif

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait leif fe04.png Prince Master Knight
Bs fe04 leif prince sword.png
Sword
(Iron Sword)
Bs fe04 leif master knight sword.png
Sword
(Iron Sword)
Bs fe04 leif master knight lance.png
Lance
(Iron Lance)
Bs fe04 leif master knight axe.png
Axe
(Iron Axe)
Bs fe04 leif master knight bow.png
Bow
(Iron Bow)
Bs fe04 leif master knight magic.png
Magic
(all tomes and staves)
Portrait leif fe05.pngPortrait leif 02 fe05.png Lord Prince
Bs fe05 leif lord sword.png
Sword
(Iron Sword)
Bs fe05 leif prince sword.png
Sword
(Light Brand)

Official artwork

Heroes artwork

Other appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Voice of Leif - Fire Emblem Heroes (Game) | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 1 October 2018
  2. "You mustn’t. Quan entrusted Leif to you. If we wish Leonster’s royal family to continue existing, Leif’s safety is essential. I entrust that to you, Finn." - Calf, "Leonster's Fall"
  3. VincentASM, Timelines, Serenes Forest, Retrieved: 2015-1-10
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Leif: Asvel?! What in the world are you doing here? Why aren't you still in Tahra?
    Asvel: I set off after you just as soon as we got separated! Lotta good that did... I couldn't figure out where you'd gone. For the last half-year now, I been stickin' around Manster.
    Leif: You left Tahra that quickly?! Then... you've spent the last three years looking for me...
    Asvel: Of course I did! I promised you as much, remember? With your blade and my magic, we were gonna take Thracia back—together! But you just up an' left me behind! That... that was awful heartless of you, Leif. Er, Lord Leif.
    Leif: I'm sorry... At the time, I didn't have a choice. Tahra had been surrounded by the Empire. I had... I had prepared myself for the very real possibility of dying. When I fled, I never imagined I would make it out alive. I didn't want to drag you down with me, so I left you out of it.
    Asvel: What a load of pegasus dung...! We swore to live and die together, didn't we? Or was that whole oath just part of some kids' game? I've spent all these years with those words etched into my mind—and I chose to believe in them.
    " — Leif and Asvel, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  5. "I still remember the day you entered my life. You and Little Nan wandered into the village with Finn, who was hurt so badly he could hardly manage to stay atop his horse. Little Nan was begging me to save her father, her cute eyes turned red with tears, and all I could think to do was hug her. But you... Heh, that's when I knew there was something different about you. You just looked me dead in the eye, held up the sword that was on your belt, and said, "I'll give you this if you help him." Wasn't till later that I realized how much it meant to you. I heard the blade was an heirloom—belonged to your mother, right? But I remember wondering, "Just what kind of ordeal must these three have been through to make this little boy so calm right now?" ...I can't remember my own childhood, Little Lord. Ten years ago, the villagers of Ys found me washed up on the shore. I don't know anything about what I did before that... Who was I...? Did I have a husband? Kids? I don't have the slightest idea. But when I first met you two, I realized something real bad must've happened to me in my own youth, too. So I figured, if I couldn't remember my own childhood, I could do the next best thing and give a childhood to two kids that needed one. Never imagined you would turn out to be the Prince of Leonster, though..." — Eyvel, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  6. "Eyvel... I realized I never thanked you. It's only because of you that I was able to have a peaceful childhood. For three happy years, I was able to play with the other kids in Fiana, spending every day just as carefree as a normal boy... I learned how to fight, and I even roughhoused with the other children... Do you remember how many times you had to scold me, Eyvel? Even that could be fun, sometimes... I'd spent my life on the run, and it was just another new experience for me. We didn't share blood, but we were a family: Finn was my father, you were my mother, and Nanna and Mareeta were my sisters. And I got to make friends with boys my own age, like Osian and Halvan. Back then, the only thing I wanted was for those days to go on forever... I have you to thank for all that, Eyvel. You let me experience what having a mother was like... You gave me back the warmth of family that I'd forgotten so long ago..." — Leif, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  7. "Bucks: Oh, and if it's them Freeblade folk yer worried about, we already saw to them. The boss tipped off the Empire that the Leonster boy was hidin' with 'em.
    August: Leonster boy...? Wait, you mean Leif, the prince?! Are you certain of this?
    Bucks: Sure am. The boss grabbed one of the village folk an' used his talents with a knife to loosen 'is tongue. Stubborn fella, though—mighta survived if he'd talked sooner.
    " — Bucks and August, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  8. "Following their victory at Belhalla, Nanna devoted herself to helping Leif liberate Agustria." — Nanna's epilogue, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  9. "I've never hated the Empire more than I do in this moment, August. They snatched my parents from this world, and now they've taken my mother from me all over again... Raydrik is little more than their hand, committing untold evil at their behest! August, show me how to wage war against them! I'll... I'll do anything to get her back! Just tell me what I need to do!" — Leif, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  10. "Leif: A-Ask Thracia for aid?! That's absurd! Those damnable cowards took everything from me: my kingdom, my mother, my father... I'll not come crawling to them with cup in hand!
    August: Do you expect to fight off the Knights of Manster with the strength of your pride alone? We are not fighting to satisfy your own sense of vengeance, my prince—we fight to liberate North Thracia from the tyranny of the Empire. You yourself said that there was "no hardship you would be unwilling to endure" to accomplish this. Did you think the only kind of hardship in this war would be from battle?
    " — Leif and August, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  11. "Leif: Dorias! August! You would have me stand idly by and let the people of Alster be wiped out?! They sheltered me when I was but an infant, and it was Queen Ethnia's love and care that kept me alive! Father would never forgive me if I didn't repay their kindness! If you can't understand that, you can just wait in this damn castle!
    August: How disappointing... I'd hoped you'd grown into a man, but you still think like a child.
    " — Leif and August, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  12. "Leif: No, August... The people have you to thank as well. Without your guidance, I never would've made it this far. I started this journey knowing nothing, and you taught me how to be a ruler. I thank you, August—as a monarch, and as your student. I was truly fortunate to have met you...
    August: This is... I... I'm not sure what to say... I need to tell you something, my prince. I would be a poor teacher if I continued to keep secrets from you now... It was not by chance that our lives intersected. In fact, I only became your tactician because I was ordered to do so by my benefactor. Truth be told, at the outset I thought liberating North Thracia was an impossible task. But as I spent more time by your side, as I saw how focused you were on freeing your motherland, how earnestly you wanted it... Before I knew it, I had genuinely begun to believe in you. I hope you can forgive me for all the times I doubted you.
    Leif: I'll not lie, August... The times when you voiced skepticism of my abilities did always weigh heavily on my heart. Yet you also taught me how to expand my perspective: to realize the depth of everyone's suffering and sorrow. My upbringing, strange and sheltered as it was, left me lacking the tools to understand the lives of my subjects. And I think I still have even more to learn... I need you, August. I'd be honored if you stayed by my side and continued to teach me.
    " — Leif and August, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  13. "August, this is all my fault... It's like I killed Dorias myself..." — Leif, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  14. " Leif: Even so... I envy you, Prince Ced. The people hail you as a hero, and they're not wrong. You're everything that I'm not: holy blood runs strong in your veins, and you can wield the very weapon your namesake once used. And I... I have nothing. I'm a world apart from the likes of you and Lord Seliph. I... I'm no Crusader...
    Ced: Prince Leif... How could you say such a thing?! Being a Crusader means more than just happening to inherit the right kind of blood. For centuries, Jugdral was ruled by the Loptian Order and its Empire—the Crusaders were the ones that overthrew their rule. And that's exactly what you've been doing for a whole year now, Prince Leif! You've fought and bled to liberate the people of Thracia. You walked a path that would've broken lesser men. But on you marched, waging your own holy war to free countless souls from the grip of the Empire! Neither Lord Seliph nor I have any right to call ourselves better than you. You're the youngest of us. You spent your childhood being hunted. And you've never stopped fighting! In fact, you've been fighting for longer than any of us have! If you're not a Crusader, who the hell is?! Take heart, Prince Leif! Your soul sings with the voice of Njorun! You've done her legacy proud!
    " — Leif and Ced, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  15. "I often ponder what it means that I did not receive the Brand... Perhaps I am not worthy to follow in my father's footsteps? Or was I spared?" — Leif, Fire Emblem Awakening
  16. Supplement translation by AceNoctali; the ending and eplogue are not properly translated in any known English-language patch of the game and are nonfunctional.
  17. Campbell, M., Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Leif, Behind the Name, Published: 1996, Retrieved: 2015-02-23
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Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShannanTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShannanTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLopt Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsvelBrightonCarrionCedConomoolDagdarDalsinDeanDelmudEdaEyriosEyvelFelgusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerKainKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOsianPirnRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelfinaShanamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTrewdXavier
Non-playable characters AltenaAreoneAugustCorpulDoriasEthlynHannibalIshtarJuliaJuliusLewynQuanSeliphTravant
Bosses AlphandBaldackBandolBaraatBucksBovisBrookCanisCoddaCohenColhoCoulterDracoDvorakEichmannEisenauFardenFrausGomezGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMcCloyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulusPirnPorcusRaydrikReinhardtRobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeissmannWolfXavierZaomZyle
Personal Weapons Beo SwordBragi SwordBlessed SwordBrave LanceDire ThunderDragonpikeEarth SwordForsetiGrafcaliburKiaLight BrandLopt SwordMareeta's SwordVougeRepairThiefUnlock
Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Village of Iss • 2x: The Pirate Isles • 3: The Gate of Kelbeth • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: The Hero of the Winds • 5: Mother and Child • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Mt. Violdrake • 8x: Dagdar's Mansion • 9: The Emblem of Njörun • 10: Noel Canyon • 11: Dandrum Fortress • 11x: Murder Hollace • 12: The Thieves of Dakia • 12x: Dandelion • 13: The Stronghold • 14: Open Fire • 14x: Freedom • 15: The Two Paths • 16A: Nohrden Line • 17A: Leonster's Gate • 16B: The Dark Forest • 17B: The First Rain of May • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Counterattack • 20: The Scion of Light • 21: The Liberation Wars • 21x: The Detention Center • 22: Across the River • 23: The Palace of Evil • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Lopt Altar • Endgame: An Undying Oath
Locations JugdralManster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • Thracia (FianaTahra)
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCaptureChild huntsDandelion BanditsFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLoptyrians (BergrosenDeadlords) • MagiYied Massacre
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Fire Emblem Awakening
Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
Bosses AlgolAnguillaArdriAversaBovisCampariCanisCassiusCervantesChalardDalenDaltonDracoEquusExcellusEzraFarberGallusGangrelGarrickGeckoGrimaGyralIgnatiusJamilLepusMarthMorristanMusMustafaNelsonNombryOrtonOvisPherosPorcusPriamRaimiRisen ChiefRoddickRugerSimiaTigrisValidarVastoVictorVincentWalhartXalbadorYen'fayZanth
DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
SpotPass characters Shadow Dragon CaedaGharnefLindeMerricMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPrince MarthTiki
Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
Mystery of the Emblem AthenaCatriaEtzelHardinHoraceKatarinaKing MarthLegionMaliceNorne
Genealogy of the Holy War G1 ArdenArvisAyraDeirdreEthlynJamkeLewynQuanRaquesisSigurd
Genealogy of the Holy War G2 AltenaAresArthurCedFeeJuliaJuliusLarceiSeliphUlster
Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
Fire Emblem EliwoodFlorinaHectorJaffarKarelLynMatthewNergalNinoSerra
Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMoulderSeth
Path of Radiance AshnardElinciaGeoffreyIkeLuciaMiaMistSorenTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn Black KnightBromEdwardLeonardoMicaiahNepheneeSanakiSephiranSigrunSothe
Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
Regalia and personal weapons AmatsuArmadsBalmungBook of NagaDouble BowExcaliburFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • ForsetiGáe BolgGoddess StaffGoetiaGradivusGrima's TruthGungnirHauteclereHelswathMercuriusMissiletainnMjölnirMystletainnNidhoggNoble RapierParthiaRagnellRapierSol KattiTyrfingValflameWolf BergYewfelle
Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Endgame: Grima
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
Related topics Ancient LettersDouble DuelDownloadable contentName chart Nintendo Dream comics • Other games (GaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarShadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Unit Gallery (Soundtrack) • SpotPassStreetPassTimelineWorld map
Fire Emblem Heroes
Characters Heroes AlfonseAnnaBrunoEirFehFjormFreyjaFreyrGunnthráGustavHelHelbindiHenrietteHrídLaegjarnLaevateinLífLokiPeonyPlumeriaSharenaSummonerSurtrThórrThrasirTriandraVeronicaYlgr
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Wrys
Mystery of the Emblem AbelAstramBantuBarstCaedaCainCamusCatriaDraugEstGharnefGordinHardinJagenJeorgeLindeMarthMariaMerricMichalisMinervaNagaNavarreOgmaPallaPhinaSheenaSiriusTiki
Genealogy of the Holy War ArdenAresArvisAyraDeirdreEldiganEthlynIshtarJamkeJuliaJuliusLachesisLeneLewynQuanSeliphSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Thracia 776 EyvelFinnKempfLeifMareetaNannaOlwenOsianReinhardtSaiasTanya
The Binding Blade BartreBrunnyaCeciliaChadClarineEchidnaFaeFirGwendolynIdunnIgreneKleinLarumLilinaLughNarcianPercevalRaighRoyRutgerShannaSophiaSueTheaWoltZephiel
The Blazing Blade CanasDorcasEliwoodFioraFlorinaHawkeyeHectorJaffarKarelKarlaLegaultLinusLloydLouiseLuciusLynMatthewNinianNinoPentPriscillaRavenRebeccaSerraUrsulaZephiel
The Sacred Stones AmeliaCormagDozlaEirikaEphraimEwanGerikInnesJoshuaL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMyrrhRossSethTanaTethysValter
Path of Radiance Black KnightElinciaGreilIkeIlyanaMiaMistNepheneeOscarRolfSanakiSigrunSorenTanithTitania
Radiant Dawn AltinaCaineghisElinciaHaarIkeLeanneLetheMiaMicaiahMordecaiNaesalaNailahOliverRanulfReysonSanakiSotheTibarnYuneZelgius
New Mystery of the Emblem AthenaClarisseKatarinaLegionLukeNagiNorneRoderick
Awakening AversaBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelFrederickGaiusGeromeHenryInigoKjelleLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelle"Marth"MorganNagaNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPanneRobinStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVirionWalhartYarne
Fates ArthurAzamaAzuraBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinEffieEliseFeliciaFloraGaronGunterHanaHinataHinokaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMikotoNilesNinaOboroOdinOpheliaPeriRhajatRyomaSakuraSaizoSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroSiegbertSilasSoleilSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
Shadows of Valentia AlmBerkutBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveConradDeltheaDumaFayeForsythGennyGrayKliffLeonLukasMaeMathildaPythonRineaSaberSilqueSonyaTobinValbar
Three Houses BylethClaudeDeath KnightDimitriEdelgardHildaHubertKronyaMercedesPetraSothis
Story Maps Book I PrefaceP: World of Zenith • 1: World of Mystery • 2: World of Conquest • 3: World of Binding • 4: World of Awakening • 5: Back to Mystery • 6: World of Birthright • 7: World of Blazing • 8: Back to Awakening • 9: Heroes Invade • 10: World of Radiance • 11: Rite of Shadows • 12: Bitter Enemies • 13: Diabolical BloodlineI: A Power AwakensI: The Rite of Blades
Book II 1: The Flame • 2: Princess of Ice • 3: Guided by a Dream • 4: Fiery Resolve • 5: Blood and Snow • 6: The True Quarry • 7: Snow and Ash • 8: Rite of Frost • 9: Hellfire • 10: The King's Demise • 11: Prince of Ice • 12: Seeping Poison • 13: A Way Home
Book III 1: Death • 2: The Dread Gate • 3: Countdown • 4: A King's Worth • 5: A Father's Legacy • 6: Realm of the Dead • 7: A Home Unknown • 8: Truth of a Name • 9: Cohort of the Dead • 10: Omnicidal Witch • 11: Where It Began • 12: Lethal Swordsman • 13: Marvelous Dream
Book IV 1: The Dream • 2: Missing You
Paralogues 1: Family Bonds • 2: Sibling Bonds • 3: Blazing Shadows • 4: Spring Festival • 5: World of Shadows • 6: Bridal Blessings • 7: Echoes of Mystery • 8: Ylissean Summer • 9: Nohrian Summer • 10: The Sacred World • 11: Brave Heroes • 12: Performing Arts • 13: World of Holy War • 14: Trick or Defeat! • 15: Farfetched Heroes • 16: Winter's Envoy • 17: Happy New Year! • 18: Love Abounds • 19: Hares at the Fair • 20: Bridal Bloom • 21: Summer's Arrival • 22: A Sketchy Summer • 23: Festival in Hoshido • 24: Arrival of the Brave • 25: The Land's Bounty • 26: Brave Redux • 27: Adrift • 28: Gifts of Winter • 29: New Year's Wish • 30: Hostile Springs • 31: Greil's Devoted • 32: Regal Rabbits • 33: A Season for Picnics • 34: Bridal Belonging • 35: Summer Returns • 36: Summer Refreshes • 37: Brave Echoes • 38: A Splendid Soiree • 39: Treat Fiends • 40: Glorious Gifts
Xenologues 1: Detached Princess • 2: The Brink of Chaos • 3: The People's Hero • 4: Whispers of Death • 5: Heavenly Witness
Locations The Sacred WorldWorld of AwakeningWorld of BindingWorld of BirthrightWorld of BlazingWorld of ConquestWorld of DawnWorld of Holy WarWorld of MysteryWorld of RadianceWorld of ShadowsWorld of ThraciaWorld of Zenith (Askran KingdomEmblian EmpireHelLjósálfheimrMúspellNifl)
Groups, objects, and concepts Aether RaidsBlessed GardensBreidablikChain ChallengeColiseum (Allegiance BattleArena AssaultArena Duels) • Forging BondsGrand ConquestsHall of FormsHeroic OrdealsLost LoreMjölnir's StrikeOrbOrder of HeroesRarityRøkkr SiegesSummoning (summoning events) • Special Maps (Bound Hero BattlesEvent MapsGrand Hero BattlesHero BattlesLegendary Hero BattlesMythic Hero BattlesRelay DefenseRival DomainsSpecial Training MapsTrial Maps) • Squad AssaultTactics DrillsTap BattleTempest TrialsVoting Gauntlet
Related topics A Hero RisesAncient LettersArtistsCalendarsChoose Your LegendsEvent calendarsFind & Vote Heroes!Fire Emblem Heroes - A Day in the LifeFire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure CollectionList of regional version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Unused content)