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- This article is about the character from Awakening. For the item from Mystery of the Emblem and its remake, see Libra Shard.
|“||Women are clerics. I am a priest. Well, technically a war monk, if you care to split hairs...||”|
— Libra, discussing his gender with Chrom
Libra was a member of a squad of priests who were deployed to Plegia to try and rescue Exalt Emmeryn from her announced execution. The squad was attacked en route to the site, of which Libra was the sole survivor. He nonetheless made it to the site and joined forces with the Shepherds to assist them in rescuing her.
Despite failing to save Emmeryn he remains with the Shepherds for the rest of the war with Plegia, and later the war with Walhart.
Starting stats and growth rates
Normal Hard Lunatic
Growth rates when reclassed
Priest Mage/Sage Dark Knight Dark Mage Sorcerer Dread Fighter
Promotion stat gains
Priest Mage Dark Mage
|Miracle||Priest, level 1|
|Healtouch||Priest, level 10|
|Rally Luck||War Monk, level 5|
|Renewal||War Monk, level 15|
|Rally Magic||Sage, level 5|
|Tomefaire||Sage, level 15|
|Magic +2||Mage, level 1|
|Focus||Mage, level 10|
|Slow Burn||Dark Knight, level 5|
|Lifetaker||Dark Knight, level 15|
|Hex||Dark Mage, level 1|
|Anathema||Dark Mage, level 10|
|Vengeance||Sorcerer, level 5|
|Tomebreaker||Sorcerer, level 15|
|The above skill list does not include skills obtained exclusively via DLC.|
Libra is one of the characters added to the game in the Prince of Ice update, and became available for summoning by players on July 20, 2018. Only one variation of Libra is currently available in Heroes, based on his Awakening incarnation.
★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|Wo Gùn||★★★||200 SP|
|Wo Gùn+||★★★★★||300 SP|
|B||Renewal 1||★★★||60 SP|
|B||Renewal 2||★★★★||120 SP|
|B||Renewal 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
|C||Spur Res 1||★★★||50 SP|
|C||Spur Atk/Res 1||★★★||120 SP|
|C||Spur Atk/Res 2||★★★★||240 SP|
Personality and character
Libra is typically calm, composed and somewhat stoic. He acts the part of a man of the cloth; offering smiles and comfort to others, though he is concerned his own actions are of naught but a hollow shell. He pays high amounts of attention to even the tiniest details. In his worship as a priest, he is very devout and prays to the gods more than anyone else in Chrom's army. He sports very feminine facial features which, combined with his long hair, leads to him being constantly mistaken for a female.
As a child Libra's parents did not care for him properly; Libra himself he only escaped them when he became a priest. Before he joined the church he had been abandoned due to his parents thinking he was under demonic influence. He received physical punishments at the orphanage he was eventually left at, resulting in a scar on the back of his neck.
- Main article: Libra/Supports
Libra, Fetching Friar (single ending)
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra built after the war. People believed the kind, beautiful priest to be an incarnation of Naga, and he was courted by women and men alike.
Libra, Fetching Friar & Robin, High Deliverer
Many wrote of Robin's legendary exploits, but accounts of her origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—she loved her husband, Libra, above all else.
Libra, Fetching Friar & Lissa, Sprighty Cleric
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. The children loved Libra like a mother and treated Lissa as one of their own.
Libra, Fetching Friar & Sully, Crimson Knight
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. To this day, the children call Libra "Mother" and Sully "Boss."
Libra, Fetching Friar & Miriel, Rapier Intellect
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. The children were said to love Libra like a mother but flee in terror at the sight of Miriel.
Libra, Fetching Friar & Maribelle, Dire Damsel
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. Sadly, Maribelle's sharp tongue and proud attitude rubbed off on the tykes, making them quite the handful.
Libra, Fetching Friar & Panne, Proud Taguel
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. The children loved Libra like a mother and often pestered Panne to transform and give them bunny rides.
Libra, Fetching Friar & Cordelia, Knight Paragon
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. The children loved Libra like a mother and respected Cordelia like an elder sister.
Libra, Fetching Friar & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. Nowi tried her best to take care of the children, but more often than not, they took care of her.
Libra, Fetching Friar & Tharja, Grim Stalker
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. The younger tykes were very fond of Tharja—who feigned annoyance, but secretly enjoyed the attention.
Libra, Fetching Friar & Olivia, Shrinking Violet
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. The children especially loved Olivia's vibrant dances, which often filled them with glee.
Libra, Fetching Friar & Cherche, Wyvern Friend
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. Cherche was a natural mother to the children, who were also quite fond of her wyvern, Minerva.
- Main article: Libra/Quotes (Awakening)
- Main article: Libra/Quotes (Heroes)
Fire Emblem Cipher
Libra is currently featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- Two of the below cards' epithets are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Libra|
|Fetching Friar, Libra|
|"I am no cleric. I am a monk."|
|Attack: 60||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: War Monk||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|War Monk's Axe: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When you add a card from your Retreat Area to your hand, until the end of this turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
|Card #B04-075N • Artist: Nico Komori|
|"Our hearts echo yours, sire."|
|Attack: 70||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: War Monk||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|For the Powerless: [Always] If you have 2 or more allies with a Deployment Cost of 2 or lower, this unit gains +10 attack.|
Divine Miracle: [Trigger]  When this unit's attack destroys an enemy, you may pay the cost and if you do: Choose 1 non-"Libra" card from your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand.
|Card #B18-065HN • Artist: Moyataro|
|"In the eyes of the gods, we are all innocent, if only we open our hearts to them."|
|Attack: 30||Support: 20||Range: -||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Priest||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Heal: [Activate]   Choose 1 non-"Libra" card from your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand.|
Miracle Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your opponent's attacking unit cannot perform a Critical Hit.
|Card #B18-066N • Artist: Ayaka Kato|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Libra .
- Libra is a very similar character to Lucius from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Both are male blonde members of the clergy whose feminine looks cause them to be mistaken for women.
- Libra is one of the only three male characters in the Fire Emblem games (alongside Rolf and male Kana) to have a female voice actress in English.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Officially romanized as Riviera. From the Italian riviera, "coast", which in common English has come to refer to any coastal area popular for tourism.
Artwork of Libra from Awakening.
Portrait of Libra from Awakening.
Concept artwork of Libra from Awakening.
- "So you say. And yet, I cannot help but feel I'm merely skilled at playing such a figure. I worry that my entire person is an act. A hollow shell." — Libra to Sully, Fire Emblem Awakening
- "Sorry, Virion. I'm not from a noble house. In fact, I was born to poor, humble parents who neglected me as a child. I only escaped their cruelty when I found the faith." — Libra to Virion, Fire Emblem Awakening
- "Then you know my most secret of secrets... That my parents believed I was possessed by demons and abandoned me. And you know the terrible price this inflicted on my soul." — Libra to Tharja, Fire Emblem Awakening
- "When they left me at that place, I began to howl most piteously. I clung to my mother so desperately I had to be forced off... Which is when I sustained the scar you see now." — Libra to Nowi, Fire Emblem Awakening
|Fire Emblem Heroes|