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- For the character from Fire Emblem Fates known as Leon in Japanese, see Leo. Also not to be confused with the similarly named character Lyon from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
|“||It’s hardly my fault that the world is full of wonderful, lovable people. Such a thing really motivates one to get out there and save it.||”|
- 1 Fire Emblem Gaiden
- 2 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
- 3 Fire Emblem Heroes
- 4 Personality and character
- 5 Supports
- 6 Base conversations
- 7 Ending
- 8 Quotes
- 9 Other appearances
- 10 Trivia
- 11 Etymology and other languages
- 12 Gallery
- 13 References
Leon first appears as an NPC in Act 2: The Pilgrimage, alongside Valbar and Kamui. The trio are fighting together against the pirate lord Barth. Celica arrives and aids them, if Leon survives he decides to continue his travels with Valbar and joins Celica's group.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
|Sniper||+x to 30||+x to 12||+x to 6||+x to 6||+0||+x to 6||+x to 2||+1||--|
|Bow Knight||+x to 40||+x to 16||+x to 8||+x to 8||+0||+x to 10||+x to 6||+3||--|
- In Gaiden, promotion gains consist of giving the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.
Leon reprises his role in the remake.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
|Sniper||+x to 30||+x to 12||+x to 6||+0||+0||+x to 6||+0||+1||--|
|Bow Knight||+x to 40||+x to 16||+x to 8||+x to 8||+0||+x to 10||+0||+3||--|
- In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, promotion gains give the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.
Leon is the first archer on Celica's route, he has a somewhat annoying recruitment condition as he can die the easiest out of his starting group. Once he joins he will be mostly providing valuable chip damage as he has decent base stats, but is too frail to be a frontline combat unit like Saber. However, Leon will easily level up thanks to having the furthest range out of Celica's party at that point and will likely promote to Sniper at the end of act 2. He will be equally valuable in act 3, due to being the best combat unit in the desert chapters, besides Palla and Catria, because of his aforementioned extended range. He will also be gain Curved Shot which will allow him to have more consistent hit, as despite having a great skill growth he has a somewhat shaky skill base and hitrates. Leon will however really start going once the player forges him the Killer Bow. While the Killer Bow's stats are not particularly notable, he gains the powerful combat art Hunter's Volley from using it. Hunter's Volley has the notable effect of allowing its user to always double enemies which will turn Leon from a decent combat unit to a premiere fighter of Celica's army. Leon will also be one of the best counters to annoying magic using enemies such as witches despite his low resistance. After act 3 Leo, if used consistently, will quickly be able to promote to a Bow Knight which will give him a notable increase in movement, along with his already extended range as a bow user, Leon will have incredible range allowing him to snipe far away enemies, a very notable thing when taking into account the often heavy penalty terrain of the maps in Shadows of Valentia. Overall, Leon will likely be one of the best units in Celica's army, being able to contribute well through the entire game with a bit of clever investment.
Leon is one of the characters added to the game in the Bitter Enemies update, and became available for summoning by players on July 13, 2017. Only one variation of Leon is currently available in Heroes, based on his Echoes: Shadows of Valentia incarnation.
★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|Slaying Bow||★★★||200 SP|
|Slaying Bow+||★★★★★||300 SP|
|Bow of Beauty||★★★★★||400 SP|
|Glowing Ember||★★★||100 SP|
|A||Speed +1||★★★||30 SP|
|A||Speed +2||★★★||60 SP|
|A||Speed +3||★★★★||120 SP|
|B||Guard 1||★★★||50 SP|
|B||Guard 2||★★★★||100 SP|
|B||Guard 3||★★★★★||200 SP|
Personality and character
Leon is flamboyant and dramatic. He has a very close relationship to Valbar, describing him as his sworn brother and saying he will go wherever Valbar goes. In Shadows of Valentia, it is made clear Leon's attachment to Valbar is romantic, with Leon saying that women do not interest him and Valbar is all he needs, even if Valbar is unaware of Leon's love for him. He tends to call Valbar "old friend". In the Japanese versions of both Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia, he calls Valbar 兄貴 aniki, which literally means "older brother" but can be used in other contexts.
In Gaiden, Leon uses the personal pronoun おれ ore, which has a masculine connotation. However, in the Japanese version of Shadows of Valentia, Leon instead uses the personal pronoun アタシ atashi, which has a feminine connotation, and overall tends to speak in a feminine manner.
- Main article: Leon/Supports
- Main article: Leon/Conversations
As one of the knights of the kingdom, he works towards the restoration of Valentia.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
If Valbar survived
Welcomed into the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights, Leon remained at Valbar's side until an injury ended his fighting career. He then took up work as a merchant in the city market, where he lived free, happy, and dauntlessly true to himself to the last.
If Valbar died
Dealt a grievous blow by Valbar's death, Leon disappeared for a time before returning to join the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights. There, he fought with the strength of a hundred men, and later served as an instructor to new recruits, contributing greatly to the order.
The Final Battle quote
|“||Your fetish for power is simply barbaric. Where's the joy? The love? Your perfect world is as dull as dirt.||”|
|“||We're done here!||”|
|“||I have long desired to fall in battle...||”|
— Leon, in Gaiden.
|“||This is so embarrassing... What a...clumsy way to go... I always pictured something more...impressive.||”|
— Leon, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
|“||Gods, that was REALLY painful! Sorry, but can I fall back for a bit? Oh, and thanks!||”|
— Leon, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).
- Main article: Leon/Quotes (Heroes)
Leon is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Leon|
|True of Heart, Leon|
|"Your fetish for power is simply barbaric. Where's the joy? The love?"|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-3||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Bow Knight||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|A World That Must Be Protected: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When this unit is tapped as the result of a skill's cost or effect, untap this unit. Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +10 attack.|
"Fighting at your side is enough!": [Trigger]  When this unit's attack destroys an enemy, you may pay the cost and if you do: Choose 1 "Valbar" from your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand.
|Card #B11-071HN • Artist: BISAI|
|Old Friend's Bow, Leon|
|"Tee-hee... What, you mean because we're horribly outnumbered?"|
|Attack: 20||Support: 20||Range: 1-3||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Archer||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|"I will do my best!": [Always] While you have an allied "Valbar", this unit gains +10 attack.|
Cover Emblem: [Support] After this battle, you may move your attacking unit.
|Card #B11-072N • Artist: BISAI|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Leon .
- On April Fools' Day in 2017, a fake Fire Emblem game called Fire Emblem: Battle of Revolution was given a page on Nintendo's website, featuring Fire Emblem Gaiden style graphics. Valbar, Kamui, and Leon were featured prominently, appearing in the background art and receiving portraits drawn in the style of the NES games.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Leon||Presumably changed to differentiate from another character who was given the name Leo in English. "Leon" is a name ultimately derived from Greek λέων léōn "lion".|
|Leo||Used in the Gaiden fan translation.|
|Japanese||レオ||Officially romanized as Leo. Derived from Latin leo "lion".|
Artwork of Leon from the art book Fire Emblem: The Complete.
Artwork of Leon from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Concept artwork of Leon from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Leon's portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Portrait of Leon's Echoes: Shadows of Valentia design done in NES style from the April Fools' website.
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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