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FERD Lethe.png
Artwork of Lethe from Radiant Dawn.

A member of the cat clan of the beast tribe laguz. She is a proud warrior who once carried a hatred of beorc in her heart. Her travels with Ike have led her to gradually soften this stance.




Laguz (cat)


Lyre (sister)



Starting class
Voiced by


Sure, I'll take you on. But it's going to hurt! When I fight, it's with claws out.
— Lethe, to Ike

Lethe (pronounced /⁠liθ⁠/[key][3]; Japanese: レテ Rethe) is a cat laguz from the kingdom of Gallia. She is the superior of Mordecai and harbors extreme disdain for beorc and anything having to do with them. She has a twin sister, Lyre, who she watches with her life.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance


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Starting stats and growth rates

Medium portrait lethe fe09.png
Beast Tribe (Cat)
Level 3
Attribute Is gcn heavenaffin.png
Build 6»21
Recruitment: Chapter 9, automatically at the end if she survived

Stats Growth Rates

Max HP 34 Speed 12»15
Strength 12»18 Luck 15
Magic 4»4 Defense 9»14
Skill 10»14 Resistance 7»10
Movement 7»9 Weight 21»31
Inventory Skills
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- Wind magic -- Staves --


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

Lethe is the first playable laguz that joins you. She has respectable bases for her join time, especially speed. She transforms on turn 1, so for about 5 turns, she turns into a unit with excellent movement and 1-range offense for midgame. She is bulky enough to take several hits thanks to her good health and defense (especially with the beorcguard), and fast enough to dodge many attacks.

When she joins, Lethe is limited by her laguz gauge and lack of 2-range. When she untransforms, she is limited to being a shove bot or meatshield. To her credit, she is flexible with shoving because she can shove every unmounted beorc in the game, and also has 7 move which is high for a non-mount. Compared to mounts like Titania and Oscar, she also cannot canto.

Lethe has good growths all around, with decent strength and excellent skill and speed, so she can turn into a competent laguz endgame. However, it can be hard to take advantage of her growths. She has a very low experience gain for midgame (both combat EXP and BEXP), so she will not level often. By the time her experience curve catches up to other beorc units, they will have caught up to her combat. She does not have options for forged weapons either. Ultimately, she is extremely useful at her join time, but stands out significantly less as a combat unit later on.

Lethe starts with no skills. Smite can be useful for her because of her good shoving utility; however, Lethe does not have the weight to shove mounted units while units like Mordecai and Muarim do, so the Smite scroll is better used on them. Adept works well on her with her good skill base and growth, though keep in mind it's only useful while she is transformed, so it is put to better use by beorc units.

Lethe has a heaven affinity which boosts only accuracy. Ike can work well with his earth affinity boosting only avoid, but the accuracy boost is not important for him, and their movement is not similar. Jill and Muarim are both units with similar movement and thunder affinities, giving defense and avoid boosts, which is valuable. Jill may also appreciate the accuracy boost if she starts using axes. Ranulf is the same class as Lethe, and thus they can have similar movement, but they have different transformation times, Ranulf's wind affinity avoid bonus is not particularly useful, and the accuracy boost is overkill and not necessary.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


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Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait lethe fe10.png
Level 21
Affinity Is wii heavenaffin.png
Constitution 6»11
Recruitment: Part II, Chapter 2, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Max HP 51 Speed 12»24
Strength 9»18 Luck 18
Magic 6»12 Defense 9»18
Skill 13»26 Resistance 10»20
Movement 7»9 Weight 11»31
Inventory Skills
Laguz Stone
ShoveThis item or skill is locked to this unit.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows -- Knives -- Strike weapons A
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- Wind magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --
Note: The above stats are Lethe's default stats. If a Radiant Dawn game was started via a data transfer from Path of Radiance and Lethe managed to reach level 20 in her highest possible class in the Path of Radiance save file, any stat Lethe capped in Path of Radiance will result in a boost to her base in the stat in question in Radiant Dawn. The boost is a +5 for max HP, and +2 for strength, magic, skill, speed, luck, defense or resistance. See Data transfer § Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for more information.


Part I Part II Part III Part IV
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 Endgame
1 2 1 2 3 4 5
  • R: Required for deployment
  • A: Available for deployment
  • E: Appears as an enemy unit
  • N: Appears as an NPC unit
  • P: Appears as an partner unit
  • S: Available if selected into the relevant army
  • F: Joins after preparations
  • U: Cannot be deployed, but inventory can be managed
See Availability chart/Radiant Dawn for more details on availability.


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

Lethe is a cat laguz that is available in Part II, and permanently joins Ike's group early in Part III. She is valuable in Part II, having enough attack and speed to one-round most weaker enemy units, the durability to take a few hits transformed, and having massive mobility transformed. However, when she joins Ike's group, she is one of the weakest units, having only 4 more attack than Mist with the Florete. Her speed is still good enough to double most units for some time. Her mobility can also be valuable through Part III thanks to having very few terrain penalties (especially forests and ledges). If raised and used through Part IV, she works well on both Ike's group (laguz vision in 4-1 and ledges in 4-4) and the Silver team (forests in 4-P and desert in 4-3).

Long-term Lethe struggles to contribute in combat, because her class's laguz gauge depletes extremely quickly. She cannot be safely exposed to much enemy phase combat as she is prone to detransforming so quickly, so she should be prioritized as a player-phase unit. Unfortunately, she struggles to make good use of her player phases, because due to her terrible gauge depletion rate, she must use Olivi Grass almost every other turn to stay transformed.

In addition to that, while she has an excellent speed growth and passable strength and defense growth for a laguz, her experience gain is extremely low when transformed. Her experience gain is improved untransformed, but she is prone to dying untransformed instantly. BEXP is also not a great option for her, due to the majority of her BEXP levels going into health and luck instead of strength and defense. Path of Radiance transfers are very difficult to take advantage of, because the only stat she can possibly cap without stat boosters is strength, which requires several rigged levels (though, she'll effectively gain 4 strength transformed if this is transferred, greatly benefiting her). Overall it is extremely difficult to raise her, and there is no consistent way of working around her class gauge.

Lethe has an excellent speed growth for a laguz, so if used for long-term combat, she should use skills to take advantage of that. Adept helps compensate for her weak attack and strikes. Quickclaw can have some use for her, given she has no 2-range options. Vantage and Cancel are not great options for her despite activating off of speed, as she does not work well as an enemy phase unit and should always be exposed as little as possible due to her class gauge.

Lethe has a heaven affinity, which gives purely accuracy. Unfortunately not many viable partners value the overkill hitrate. Mordecai has the exact same availability and movement as Lethe, and his water affinity boosts attack and defense which both units value. Any other unit with a Fire and Water affinity helps Lethe's offense, though keep in mind Lethe's class makes it very awkward to try to keep them together.

Fire Emblem Engage


Lethe appears as an equippable Bond Ring. She can be summoned using Ike's Emblem Ring.

Bond Ring data

Small portrait lethe fe17.png
Stat modifiers
Ring level HP Dex Spd
Is ns02 bond ring c.png C +2 +0 +0
Is ns02 bond ring b.png B +2 +0 +1
Is ns02 bond ring a.png A +2 +1 +1
Is ns02 bond ring s.png S +5 +1 +1

Fire Emblem Heroes


There are two different variations of Lethe available to Heroes, both of which are tied to her storyline appearance in Radiant Dawn. The normal variation of Lethe is one of the characters added to the game in the Realm of the Dead update, and became available for summoning by players on April 20, 2019. A New Year's-themed variation of Lethe was made available between the period of January 1, 2020 through February 6, 2020 as part of the summoning event surrounding the Renewed Spirit update.

Lethe: Gallia's Valkyrie

Starting stats

Lethe: Gallia's Valkyrie is only available at 5★ rarity.
Portrait lethe gallia's valkyrie feh.png
Rarity ★★★★★
Weapon type Is feh red beast.png
Movement type Cavalry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 16/17/18
Attack 8/9/10 Speed 9/10/11
Defense 3/4/5 Resistance 5/6/7
Weapon Brazen Cat Fang
Assist --
Special New Moon

Skill set

Skill set
Skill Unlock Auto-unlock SP cost
Is feh skill weapon.png Whelp (Cavalry) ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 50
Is feh skill weapon.png Yearling (Cavalry) ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 100
Is feh skill weapon.png Adult (Cavalry) ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 200
Is feh skill weapon.png Brazen Cat Fang ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 400
Is feh skill special.png New Moon ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 100
Is feh skill special.png Moonbow ★★★★★ 200
Is feh spd def solo 1.pngA Spd/Def Solo 1 ★★★★★ 60
Is feh spd def solo 2.pngA Spd/Def Solo 2 ★★★★★ 120
Is feh spd def solo 3.pngA Spd/Def Solo 3 ★★★★★ 240
Is feh hone atk 1.pngC Hone Atk 1 ★★★★★ 50
Is feh hone atk 2.pngC Hone Atk 2 ★★★★★ 100
Is feh hone beasts.pngC Hone Beasts ★★★★★ 200

Lethe: New Year's Claw

Starting stats

Lethe: New Year's Claw is only available at 5★ rarity.
Portrait lethe new year's claw feh.png
Rarity ★★★★★
Weapon type Is feh green beast.png
Movement type Cavalry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 16/17/18
Attack 8/9/10 Speed 10/11/12
Defense 4/5/6 Resistance 4/5/6
Weapon Guardian Fang
Assist --
Special Night Sky

Skill set

Skill set
Skill Unlock Auto-unlock SP cost
Is feh skill weapon.png Whelp (Cavalry) ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 50
Is feh skill weapon.png Yearling (Cavalry) ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 100
Is feh skill weapon.png Adult (Cavalry) ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 200
Is feh skill weapon.png Guardian Fang ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 400
Is feh skill special.png Night Sky ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 100
Is feh skill special.png Glimmer ★★★★★ 200
Is feh atk spd solo 1.pngA Atk/Spd Solo 1 ★★★★★ 60
Is feh atk spd solo 2.pngA Atk/Spd Solo 2 ★★★★★ 120
Is feh atk spd solo 3.pngA Atk/Spd Solo 3 ★★★★★ 240
Is feh lull spd def 1.pngB Lull Spd/Def 1 ★★★★★ 60
Is feh lull spd def 2.pngB Lull Spd/Def 2 ★★★★★ 120
Is feh lull spd def 3.pngB Lull Spd/Def 3 ★★★★★ 240


Lethe is rather harsh and cold, usually only thinking of herself and her twin sister. She is also not much for small talk or compliments, but there are some exceptions. [4]She has a strong hatred for beorc, calling them "human" frequently to show her contempt. [5] She is also a fearless warrior, and an overall intimidating figure.


Path of Radiance

Main article: Lethe/Supports (Path of Radiance)
Small portrait lethe fe09.png
Beast Tribe (Cat)
Is gcn heavenaffin.png
Small portrait ike ranger 01 fe09.png
Ranger Is gcn earthaffin.png
C: 4
B: 9
A: 14
Small portrait jill fe09.png
Wyvern Rider Is gcn thunderaffin.png
C: 2
B: 4
A: 10
Small portrait muarim fe09.png
Beast Tribe (Tiger) Is gcn thunderaffin.png
C: 3
B: 6
A: 9
Small portrait ranulf fe09.png
Beast Tribe (Cat) Is gcn windaffin.png
C: 1
B: 2
A: 3

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C: {{{c5}}}
B: {{{b5}}}
A: {{{a5}}}

[[]] [[File:Is gcn {{{affin6}}}affin.png|link={{{affin6}}} (affinity)]]
C: {{{c6}}}
B: {{{b6}}}
A: {{{a6}}}

[[]] [[File:Is gcn {{{affin7}}}affin.png|link={{{affin7}}} (affinity)]]
C: {{{c7}}}
B: {{{b7}}}
A: {{{a7}}}
See Support § Path of Radiance for more details on supports.

Radiant Dawn

Bond supports

Small portrait lethe fe10.png
Default bonds:
Small portrait mordecai fe10.png
Small portrait lyre fe10.png


Extra bonds:*
Small portrait ike hero fe10.png
Small portrait jill fe10.png
Small portrait muarim fe10.png
Small portrait ranulf fe10.png

See Support § Radiant Dawn for more details on supports.


Radiant Dawn

Lethe, Gallia's Valkyrie
Lethe later became a captain in Gallia's home guard, and pounded battle skills and fighting pride into young warriors.


Battle quotes

Path of Radiance

I'm moving out! Don't lag behind, Ike!
— Lethe's escape quote.
Nedata: Ya har! Beasties! No need to panic! Try to hit them while they're in human form!
Lethe: Thieving worms! Prepare to die!

— Lethe, when fighting Nedata in Chapter 9.
Kotaff: Bah! So the sub-humans have come crawling out of their dens, eh?
Lethe: Beorc maggot! Those who call us by that hateful name shall earn a swift and merciless death!

— Lethe, when fighting Kotaff in Chapter 9.
Danomill: A sub-human? Aha ha ha ha! This is fantastic! I've never had a sub-human prisoner before! Come here, and behave yourself. I'll build a special cell just for you... Perhaps I'll stuff and mount you, too!
Lethe: Grrrrrrraaaaa!

— Lethe, when fighting Danomill in Chapter 10.
Zihark: I'd rather not fight you… Would you please flee?
Lethe: Do you expect me to believe you? Human liar! Hsss!

— Lethe, when fighting Zihark in Chapter 11.
Jill: A-hah! Cursed sub-human! How many true humans have you slain with those devilish fangs? As a Daein wyvern rider, it is my duty to purge this world of your monsterous evil!
Lethe: If you are of Daein stock, I need not restrain myself!

— Lethe, when fighting Jill in Chapter 11.
Seeker: Ah! A Gallian? What are you doing here?
Lethe: You're a disgrace to all laguz! I will not let you continue like this!

— Lethe, when fighting Seeker in Chapter 12.
Gashilama: A female... Females are good. You'll fetch a high price to the right buyer.
Lethe: ...I hate humans. But you are beyond that word. Simply killing you won't be enough. The pain, the suffering of my brethren... I will carve payment for that from your flesh!

— Lethe, when fighting Gashilama in Chapter 14.
Lethe: H-hey! You're a Gallian! Why are you guarding these humans?
Soldier: Grraaaooowwwrrr!
Lethe: You... are not sane, aren't you? What have these human scum done to you?
Soldier: Graaaoowwrr! Grrraaaooowwwrrr!
Lethe: Ah, my poor laguz brother... I will destroy you myself... and end your pain.

— Lethe, when fighting a feral laguz in Chapter 14.
Lethe: Listen to me, brother. Come to your senses and stop this!
Muarim: Heed my words! Do not throw away your laguz pride and run with humans like–
Lethe: What did you say? You are one to speak of pride! You who associate with a band of common thieves!
Muarim: This is a waste of time. Come, I will show you the truth of my words.
Lethe: Uh!

— Lethe, when fighting Muarim in Chapter 15.
Hsss! What took you so long? My claws long for the feel of human flesh!
— If chosen as reinforcement in Chapter 17.
Oliver: Shoo! Go away now! Nobody wants a monster feline... Gyaaa! Get out of here!
Lethe: You're the type of scum that cause laguz to detest beorc! I will enjoy this, fat man!

— Lethe, when fighting Oliver in part four of Chapter 17.
Lethe: Betrayer of laguz! I'll tear those black wings off your back!
Naesala: You Gallians are with Crimea, we with Daein. We're both helping one side. I'd like you to tell me how that makes us the betrayers.
Lethe: Crimea and Daein are not the same!
Naesala: Oh, but they are. They're both home to laguz-hunting, laguz-hating humans. Granted, Daein's anti-laguz sentiment is more obvious, but... Surely you realize there's no great difference between it and Crimea... Or Begnion, for that matter.
Lethe: B-but...
Naesala: You may think yourself a warrior, but the humans have tamed you. Allow me to open your eyes!
Lethe: Ah!

— Lethe, when fighting Naesala in Chapter 19.

Radiant Dawn

I'll take the lead! Don't take too long, Ike!
— Lethe's retreat quote.
Rommit: A female sub-human? Oh... Those fools! They were tricked!
Lethe: I'm a soldier, beorc. Prepare to die.

— Lethe, when fighting Rommit in Part III, Chapter 1.
Daein scum! Try and stop us!
— Lethe, as an enemy in Part III, Chapter 6.
Lethe: Stand aside, girl! Get out of my way!
Micaiah: Why? This is suicide.
Lethe: Frightened now, beorc? We do not run with our tails between our legs! Get out of my way! You will not survive me, little girl!
Micaiah: Never! We won't stand aside. We are fighting for the future of our country. I can't let you escape.

— Lethe, when fighting Micaiah in Part III, Chapter 6.
Lethe: You!
Sothe: Wait... Lethe, is that you?
Lethe: Sothe, right? You've grown to become a strong soldier.
Sothe: Please surrender, Lethe. You know the situation is hopeless. Continuing this will only mean that more of your soldiers will die.
Lethe: We will not surrender. This alliance stands for something more important than our lives!
Sothe: What are you talking about? Death is final, Lethe. Nothing matters if you're dead.
Lethe: Silence! We'll never be the slaves of beorc ever again!

— Lethe, when fighting Sothe in Part III, Chapter 6.
Lethe: How unfortunate. I remember when we first met, we were enemies.
Jill: Yes. And then we became allies. And after that, friends. But now...
Lethe: Let us keep emotions out of this. This is war. We will fight.
Jill: My goddess... You can be so cruel...

— Lethe, when fighting Jill in Part III, Chapter 6.
Zihark: Lethe?
Lethe: Zihark...! So, you also side with the enemy?
Zihark: Lethe, please surrender. Our commander doesn't want any more killing.
Lethe: Surrender? Even you could not convince me to surrender. You know that, Zihark.
Zihark: Lethe, please!
Lethe: Enough! We are enemies. The only thing left for us is this fight!
Zihark: How did it come to this...

— Lethe, when fighting Zihark in Part III, Chapter 6.
Lethe: Jill! We're crossing the river this time!
Jill: I'm sorry, Lethe. I have to fight. I will do anything for my country...

— Lethe, when fighting Jill in Part III, Chapter 7.
Lethe: I've nothing to say to you. Let's fight, Jill.
Jill: I'm proud to have had a friend like you. Thank you for everything, Lethe. Hold nothing back!

— Lethe, when fighting Jill in Part III, Endgame.

Death quotes

Ahhgrr! A terrible mistake... I must be allowed to withdraw. All of you, live to fight again!
— Lethe, in Path of Radiance.
Lethe: No! Disgraceful... Losing to garbage such as this...
Ike: Lethe! We'll take over from here! You must withdraw!
Lethe: ...Hsss... Until I have seen you to the palace, I cannot fall! Against my wishes... I withdraw...

— Lethe, in Chapter 9 of Path of Radiance.
While I can breathe... I will still...fight... ...L-Lyre... Ugh...! Defeat! I've gotta fall back... Everyone... Stay alive!
— Lethe, in Radiant Dawn.
Grr... Their defenses are strong. We can't push through them. But we can't pull back! Retreat is not an option! I'll give my life to uphold the honor of the beast tribe!
— Lethe, in Part III, Chapter 6 of Radiant Dawn.

Heroes quotes

Main article: Lethe/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Lethe is featured on four cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Lethe
TCGCipher B03-027HN.png Prideful Warrior Cat, Lethe



"Beorc are such a weak species."
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Beast Tribe Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Level Skill 2 Transform: [Always] While this unit is in the front lines, this unit gains +10 attack, and can attack enemy units in the back lines regardless of this unit's range (Level Skill 2 This skill becomes active while this unit's stack is at least 2).
Beorc Enmity: [Always] This unit's support fails unless it is a Fang.
Card #B03-027HN • Artist: 46
TCGCipher B03-028N.png Daughter of the Beast Tribe, Lethe



"I've no intention of becoming friends! Do not forget that..."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Beast Tribe Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Rage Against the Empire: [Always] While this unit is in the front lines, this unit can attack Tome and Staff enemies regardless of this unit's range.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B03-028N, B03-028ST • Artist: 46

Normal Plus

TCGCipher B09-078R.png

Commander of the Beasts, Lethe



"Daein scum! Try and stop us!"
"Bring it on, if you are ready to be impaled!
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Beast Tribe Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Fang's Pride: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Stack 2 "Lethe" cards from your Retreat Area under this unit to growth them] Until the end of your opponent's next turn, this unit gains +10 attack (A unit who has growthed is treated as if they have been Leveled Up).
Swift Assault: [Trigger] When this unit growths, this turn, this unit is able to attack enemies in the back lines regardless of this unit's range.
Card #B09-078R(+) • Artist: cuboon
TCGCipher B09-079N.png Gallia's Valkyrie, Lethe



"I am a warrior. And I am going to prove it to you now!"
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Beast Tribe Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Fang's Pride: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Choose a Fang ally. Select a card with the same name in your Retreat Zone as the chosen ally, and place it underneath that unit to growth them. (The unit is treated as if it was Leveled Up. Class Change Skill effects can be used if that unit has any Class Change Skill effects.
Surprise Attack: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When this unit is growthed, you may move a Fang ally.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B09-079N • Artist: cuboon
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Lethe .

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
A member of the cat clan of the
beast tribe laguz. She is a proud
warrior who once carried a hatred
of beorc in her heart. Her travels
with Ike have led her to gradually
soften this stance.
Hero from beyond Elyos and a beast
warrior from Gallia.

A laguz shape-shifter who can
transform into a massive cat.

She dislikes the beorc, but she will
obey royal orders to work with them.

Appears in Path of Radiance and
Radiant Dawn.



(Lethe: Gallia's Valkyrie)
A cat warrior from Gallia, the home of the beast
tribe of laguz. Once had a distrust of all beorc,
but that's slowly changing. Appears in Fire
Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
(登場:『ファイアーエムブレム 暁の女神』)
(Lethe: New Year's Claw)
A member of the cat clan of laguz. Out enjoying
New Year's treats in unusual garb. Appears in
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
(登場:『ファイアーエムブレム 暁の女神』)

Meet some of the Heroes entries

Gallia’s Valkyrie New Year’s Claw

Lethe: Gallia’s Valkyrie
FEH mth Lethe Gallia’s Valkyrie 01.png FEH mth Lethe Gallia’s Valkyrie 02.png FEH mth Lethe Gallia’s Valkyrie 03.png FEH mth Lethe Gallia’s Valkyrie 04.png
Lethe is a cat warrior who lives in Gallia. She has a twin, too—a sister called Lyre. Lethe is an accomplished soldier, having successfully carried out numerous missions for King Caineghis. She led the Greil Mercenaries to his castle, and later, helped to restore order in Crimea. At first, Lethe didn’t trust the beorc, and tended to be harsh when speaking to them. But a little trust goes a long way, and with time, she became a faithful ally. At first, Lethe didn’t trust the beorc, and tended to be harsh when speaking to them. But a little trust goes a long way, and once she trusts you enough, you’ll find a faithful ally in her.
Closely Associated Characters
Caineghis Mordecai {{{Related_name3}}} {{{Related_name4}}} {{{Related_name5}}}
The leonine king of Gallia. He dispatches Lethe and Mordecai to meet the Greil Mercenaries and lead them to Castle Gallia. A Gallian tiger warrior. Working with Lethe, he helps the Greil Mercenaries after they defend Princess Elincia. {{{Related_blurb3}}} {{{Related_blurb4}}} {{{Related_blurb5}}}

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
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Total results This character has 10 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 12,713


An early screenshot of Lethe, wherein she has a different name.
  • Lethe has different eye colors between her two forms; while she has purple eyes when in her human form, her feline form possesses yellow eyes.
  • According to Tellius Recollection, Lethe was designed with an apparent age of 18 in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.[1][2]
  • A pre-release screenshot from E3 2004 has Lethe's name as レト Reto instead of the final game's レテ Rete.

Etymology and other languages

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


Of Greek origin meaning "forgetfulness".[6] In Greek mythology, Lethe was one of the five magical rivers of the underworld, and anyone who drank from it got amnesia.



Officially romanized as Rethe in Path of Radiance and as Lethe on the now-defunct Fire Emblem Museum website.



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  1. 1.0 1.1 FE PoR: Lethe Character Profile (P. 70) Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 24 March 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 FE RD: Lethe Character Profile (P. 105) Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 24 March 2018
  3. Lethe: Gallia's Valkyrie in Fire Emblem Heroes
  4. "Lethe: You're taking to my training with remarkable skill. I need to keep up.
    Ike: You think so? Wow. A compliment from Lethe... Now that's a big deal!
    Lethe: What's that supposed to mean? You're not still holding a grudge about our first meeting, are you?
    " — Lethe and Ike in their A support, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  5. "Lethe: ...Idiot human..." — Lethe, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  6. Lethe | Definition of Lethe by Merriam-Webster,, Retrieved: 24 March 2018
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Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffDouble BowGurgurantRagnellRegal SwordRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameRolf's BowUrvanVague KattiWishblade
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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 • 3: Gullinkambi • 4: On Dark Wings • 5: Twisted Reality • 6: Dreaming Reality • 7: Steeped in Twilight • 8: Wallowing in Love • 9: Violent Fantasies • 10: Lack • 11: Plumeria's Dream • 12: Triandra's Dream • 13: Reality
Book V 1: Machine Dominion • 2: Kingsbrother • 3: Forest of the Sage • 4: The Vital Blade • 5: Night and Day • 6: Treachery • 7: Bound Elsewhere • 8: Serpent's Whispers • 9: Echoes of Truth • 10: Howling Descent • 11: Deceit • 12: What Remains • 13: Specter of Niðavellir
Book VI 1: Darkness • 2: Curse Directive • 3: Calling of Blood • 4: Princess Alone • 5: Evil Ways • 6: Revealing Lies • 7: To Be Emperor • 8: Closing In • 9: Opening a Way • 10: God of Openness • 11: One Last Chance • 12: Princess and Prince • 13: Askr and Embla
Book VII 13: Time • 5: Divine Foretelling • 6: King of Light • 7: Goddess Reunion • 8: Seeing the Present • 2: World of the Past • 3: Within Wheels • 4: Ouroboros • 9: The Innocent • 10: Light's Fading • 11: Without Limits • 12: Seer of the Past • 1: Golden Seer
Book VIII 1: Healing • 2: Traitor • 3: Bait • 4: Imperial Blood • 5: A Royal Target • 6: Hand Reveal
Paralogues X1: Detached Princess • 1: Family Bonds • 2: Sibling Bonds • 3: Blazing Shadows • 4: Spring Festival • 5: World of Shadows • 6: Bridal Blessings • X2: The Brink of Chaos • 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! • X3: The People's Hero • 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 • X4: Whispers of Death • 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 • X5: Heavenly Witness • 40: Glorious Gifts • 41: Renewed Spirit • 42: A Star Is Born • 43: Lovely Gifts • 44: Familial Festivities • 45: The Start of It All • 46: Bridal Beloveds • 47: Summer Passing • 48: Overseas Memories • 49: Pirate's Pride • 50: To Stay Dreaming • 51: Dragons Harvest • 52: In the Moment • 53: A Festival Miracle • 54: Beyond Dreaming • 55: Dark Desert Rituals • 56: Love of a King • 57: Willful Rabbits • 58: Childhood Encounter • 59: Bridal Grace • 60: Summer Vibrance • 61: Summer's Dream • 62: Perilous Seas • 63: Scions of Twelve • 64: Shared Bounty • 65: Ninja Training • 66: Winter Dreamland • 67: Like Clockwork • 68: Of Lost Kingdoms • 69: Here with Me • 70: Hop-and-Go-Seek • 71: Unlikely Friends • 72: Bridal Blossoms • 73: Summer Vacation • 74: Taken by the Tide • 75: Risk and Reward • 76: Bite of Flame • 77: Divine Harvest • 78: Wyvern Ninja • 79: Holiday Handoff • 80: Gods Renewed • 81: Sage of Khadein? • 82: A Special Gift • 83: Spring Eternal • 84: No Matter Where • 85: Bridal Dreams • 86: Summer Longing • 87: Summer Firsts • 88: Invitation to Tea • 89: Winds Offered • 90: Merchant's Harvest • 91: Our Path Ahead • 92: Holiday Lessons • 93: Ring In the Year • 94: Nabata's Shield • 95: May This Last • 96: A Place to Rest • 97: Double Vision
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Groups, objects, and concepts BreidablikCurse DirectiveHealing HandsOrbOrder of HeroesRaritySummoning (summoning events)
Game modes Aether Raids (Aether Resort) • Affinity Auto-BattlesBinding WorldsBlessed GardensChain ChallengeColiseum (Allegiance BattleArena AssaultArena DuelsResonant BattleSummoner Duel) • Forging BondsFrontline PhalanxGrand ConquestsHall of FormsHeroes JourneyHeroic OrdealsLost LoreMjölnir's StrikePawns of LokiRøkkr SiegesSeer's SnareSpecial Maps (Bound Hero BattlesEmblem Hero BattlesEvent MapsGrand Hero BattlesHero BattlesLegendary Hero BattlesLimited Hero BattlesMythic Hero BattlesRelay DefenseRival DomainsSpecial Training MapsTrial Maps) • Squad AssaultTactics DrillsTap BattleTempest TrialsTraining TowerVoting Gauntlet
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