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Leon

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.
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.

Leon

Shadows of Valentia Heroes The Complete


FESoV Leon.png
Artwork of Leon from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

An archer from Zofia.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

24 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Nationality

Zofian

Starting class

Archer

Voiced by

Lucien Dodge
(English, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Heroes)
Koji Takahashi
(Japanese, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Heroes)

Appearance(s)
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.
— Leon

Leon (Japanese: レオ Leo) is an archer appearing in Fire Emblem Gaiden. He is a friend of Valbar.

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Role

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.[1]

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait leon fe02.png
Ma nes02 archer playable.gif Archer
Level 4
Recruitment: Act 2, speak with Celica in The Pirate Throne

Stats Growth Rates

Equipment
--
Weapons
Sword
X mark.png
Axe
X mark.png
B. Magic
X mark.png
Lance
X mark.png
Bow
Yes check.png
W. Magic
X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
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.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Role

Leon reprises his role in the remake.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait leon status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 archer leon playable.gif Archer
Level 4
Fatigue tol. 0.45
Recruitment: Act 2, talk with Celica in The Pirate Throne if he survived the previous battle

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
Iron Bow Bowrange +1
Anti-Fliers*
Weapons
FE15RankSword.png
X mark.png
FE15RankAxe.png
X mark.png
FE15RankBlackMagic.png
X mark.png
FE15RankLance.png
X mark.png
FE15RankBow.png
Yes check.png
FE15RankWhiteMagic.png
X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
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.

Analysis

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

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.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

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.

Starting stats

★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★

Portrait leon feh.png
Rarity ★★★
Weapon type Is feh colorless bow.png
Movement type Infantry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 15/16/17
Attack 6/7/8 Speed 4/5/6
Defense 6/7/8 Resistance 3/4/5
Skills
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Bow*
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png --

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 Slaying Bow ★★★ 200 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Slaying Bow+ ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Bow of Beauty ★★★★★ 400 SP
Is feh skill special.png Glowing Ember ★★★ 100 SP
Is feh skill special.png Ignis ★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh speed +1.pngA Speed +1 ★★★ 30 SP
Is feh speed +2.pngA Speed +2 ★★★ 60 SP
Is feh speed +3.pngA Speed +3 ★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh guard 1.pngB Guard 1 ★★★ 50 SP
Is feh guard 2.pngB Guard 2 ★★★★ 100 SP
Is feh guard 3.pngB 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.

Supports

Main article: Leon/Supports

Base conversations

Main article: Leon/Conversations

Ending

Gaiden

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.

Quotes

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.
— Leon

Critical quotes

Get lost!
— Leon
Excuse me?
— Leon
We're done here!
— Leon
Hands off!
— Leon

Death quotes

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).

Heroes

Main article: Leon/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Leon is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Leon
TCGCipher B11-071HN.png True of Heart, Leon
Archanea

Male

Bow

Mounted

"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] [Flip one bond card] 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 #B11-071HNArtist: BISAI
TCGCipher B11-072N.png Old Friend's Bow, Leon
Archanea

Male

Bow

"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.
Attack Support Cover Emblem: [Support] After this battle, you may move your attacking unit.
Card #B11-072NArtist: BISAI
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Leon .

Trivia

Artwork of Kamui, Valbar, and Leon from the April Fools' website.
  • 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.[2]

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".
English
(unofficial)
Leo Used in the Gaiden fan translation.
Japanese レオ Officially romanized as Leo. Derived from Latin leo "lion".[3]
Spanish Leon As above.
French Leon As above.
German Leon As above.
Italian Leon As above.
Dutch Leon As above.
Simplified Chinese 雷欧 Leo
Traditional Chinese 雷歐 Leo

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait leon fe02.png Archer Sniper Bow Knight
Bs fe02 archer bow.png
Bow
Bs fe02 sniper bow.png
Bow
Bs fe02 bow knight bow.png
Bow

References

  1. "If my bro Valbar's going, then I'm going too. I've got a bit of confidence in my skill with a bow, y'see." — Leon, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  2. ファイアーエムブレム 維新大乱 (in Japanese), Nintendo.co.jp, Published: 1 April, 2017, Retrieved: 1 April, 2017 (archived from the original)
  3. Leo, www.behindthename.com


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