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- This page is about the noblewoman of Friege. For the Khadein mage who shares her name in Japanese, see Linde.
|“||I don't remember much of my mother. But I do remember that she always seemed so sad...||”|
Linda (Japanese: リンダ Linda) is a noblewoman of Grannvale's Friege family, and is the daughter of the late Lady Ethnia. Following her mother's demise, Linda reluctantly served her uncle Bloom as a warrior fighting on the behalf of the Grannvale Empire in the Munster District, but defected upon meeting her long-lost brother Amid and joined Seliph's liberation army.
Linda was born during Ethnia's exile in Silesse following the events of the Battle of Belhalla, and for a short time she lived there in hiding with her mother and her elder brother, Amid. However, when Linda was still very young, Ethnia's elder brother Bloom arrived in Silesse and found them, abducting Ethnia and Linda while inadvertently leaving Amid behind. The two were taken to Ulster, the seat of Bloom's rule over the Munster District, and imprisoned in the castle, where they were subjected to years of constant abuse and torment from Bloom's wife Hilda. Following her mother's demise, Linda was left with a single pendant as a memento of her.
By Grann 777, long after Ethnia's death, Linda had entered Bloom's employ as one of his chief fighters in the Munster District. However, despite her service to Bloom, she frequently broke rank to assist the villagers suppressed by Bloom's rule. Late in the siege of Leonster following its recapture by Leif, Bloom deployed Linda as the leader of a small unit of mages to launch an attack on the western Fort Melgen, which had recently been captured by Seliph. During this skirmish she encountered Amid, who upon spotting her pendant identified her as his sister and convinced her to join him on Seliph's side. She continued to serve under Seliph for the rest of the war, eventually pitting herself against both Bloom and Hilda in the name of avenging her mother.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
|Mage Fighter||+0||+3||+5||+3||+6||+0||+4||+5||+1||Adept||B A B C B|
Despite being a substitute unit, which is typically weaker than their non-substitute counterpart, Linda is widely considered to be among the best substitute units. She joins in Chapter 7 and has several traits which make her arguably superior to Tine. Firstly and unlike Tine, she has A rank in thunder magic at base level, allowing her to use the Thoron tome before promotion; since the Thoron tome is accessible in the same chapter, this improves Linda's combat significantly from the start. She has Wrath, just like Tine, which guarantees critical hits when the user is below half HP; taking advantage of this skill is risky, since Linda's durability will always be poor, but with the Thoron tome, she can one-shot the majority of enemies. Finally, Linda has Paragon, which increases her experience game; since she joins underleveled, only at level 3 in Chapter 7, having Paragon helps her catch up with the rest of the army and allows her to reach her promotion much faster than she would otherwise.
Linda still has flaws outside of poor durability. She is unmounted, and mounted units dominate Genealogy of the Holy War, so even though her combat can be good with Wrath, she will fall behind and rarely get to use it unless the player plays slowly. Her promotion does not fix the issue, and it is a mediocre promotion overall; it gives Linda an additional point of movement, the ability to use staves, fire tomes, and wind tomes at B rank, statistical bonuses, and Adept. Adept is not a perfect substitute for Follow-Up, which Linda can never obtain without using the Follow-Up Ring. She is still best at using thunder tomes with Wrath, so the weapon ranks in other magic schools and swords are useless. The ability to use staves, however, is useful, as B level is enough to use strong staves such as Warp and Return.
Tine's main advantage over Linda is the ability to gain inheritance and her better growth rates. However, the items Tine can inherit from her parents are limited, and there are no fathers that can improve Tine's most significant failing. Additionally, Linda can gain levels faster with Paragon and use Thoron at base level, while retaining the Wrath skill Tailtiu and Tine have; this makes her much easier and faster to level up than Tine, which also allows her to reach promotion and staff utility more quickly. It should be noted that to obtain Linda, one must also have Amid, who is a much worse substitute for Arthur than Linda is for Tine; in a sense, to get Linda, one must give up on Arthur's benefits. If the player is willing to do that, however, they will find Linda better than Tine in some aspects, making her worth the sacrifice to some.
Personality and character
As a result of the years of abuse she suffered, Linda was initially very meek and submissive, obeying Bloom's commands and shrugging off his taunts to avoid further torment. After meeting Amid and joining Seliph, while still timid and quiet, she quickly became more assertive and determined to right the wrongs she and her family had inflicted upon the world by properly helping its people. While still initially terrified of Bloom and Hilda, she nonetheless worked past this out of sheer determination to avenge Ethnia. She also, however, maintained that most of her family was not evil even when Amid still lusted for vengeance, insisting that Bloom, Ishtore and Ishtar were always decent to her and that she didn't wish to fight the latter. She quickly developed an extremely close bond with and respect for Amid upon meeting him.
Love growths and events
- In Chapter 7, Amid can talk to Linda as an enemy after she appears, recruiting her.
- In Chapter 7, Linda can talk to Seliph after she has been recruited, yielding no reward.
- In Chapter 8, Seliph can talk to Linda after Conote has been seized, granting her +3 maximum HP and 100 love points between the pair.
- In Chapter 8, if Linda waits on the spot southwest to the tree in the map's central valley with the river, she will initiate an event where she meets Jake, granting her +3 Resistance.
- In the Endgame, if neither is married, Amid can talk to Linda at any time, granting her +1 Luck.
- In the Endgame, if the two are lovers, Linda can talk to Seliph, Ced/Hawk or Leif, granting him +3 Magic.
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Genealogy of the Holy War
— Linda, as an enemy in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Sorry... I don't want to fight, but...||”|
— Linda, when fighting Amid, as an enemy in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||I'm sorry, Uncle...||”|
— Linda, when fighting Bloom, in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Ishtar!? I-I'm sorry...||”|
— Linda, when fighting Ishtar, in Chapter 8 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||You drove my mother to her death, remember? Or do I have to remind you!?||”|
— Linda, when fighting Bloom, in Chapter 8 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Hilda... because of you, my mother...! [...] ! I'll never forgive you...||”|
— Linda, when fighting Hilda, in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||I don't think so! Mother, please watch! I'm going to kill Hilda!!||”|
— Linda, when fighting Hilda, in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Ishtar, please... This isn't like you... you've always been so kind to me. I know you don't want to fight us.||”|
— Linda, when fighting Ishtar, in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.
— Linda, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
— Linda, as an enemy in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Linda was featured on four TCG cards.
|Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Linda|
|Class: Thunder Mage||Level 1 Infantry||Magic Attack|
|Energy: 3||Atk.: 1 / Counter: 1||WLv.: B|
|Equip: Thunder||Skills: Wrath|
|Card #075 • Rarity: ★ • Artist: Mayumi Hirota|
|Class: Thunder Mage||Level 10 Infantry||Magic Attack|
|Energy: 5||Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1||WLv.: B|
|Equip: Elthunder||Skills: Wrath|
|Card #2-051 • Rarity: ★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya|
|Class: Thunder Mage||Level 15 Infantry||Magic Attack|
|Energy: 5||Atk.: 1 / Counter: 1||WLv.: A|
|Equip: Bolting • Magic Ring||Skills: Wrath|
|Card #AN-022 • Rarity: ★ • Artist: Kaya Kuramoto|
|Class: Mage Fighter||Level 20 Infantry||Magic Attack|
|Energy: 6||Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1||WLv.: C B B A B|
|Equip: Elthunder||Skills: Class Change • Skilfulness • Training • Wrath • Adept|
|Card #P012 • Rarity: ☆★★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya|
|Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.|
Fire Emblem Cipher
Linda is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher. These cards and other Japanese Cipher parlance denote her name as (リンダ（ユグドラル） Linda (Jugdral)) in order to differentiate her from Linde, who character-wise is identically-named in Japanese; English-language fandom parlance has no need to make such a distinction.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Linda|
|Indignant Lady of Thunder, Linda|
|"I... I had no idea that Bloom did that to Mother..."|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Mage Fighter||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Elthunder: [Always] [Once per turn] [ ] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
The Mage Knight's Sorcery: [Bond] [Trigger] [ ] When you place this card in your Bond Area, you may pay the cost and if you do: Draw 2 cards.
|Card #B12-092HN • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa|
|Thunder of the Liberation Army, Linda|
|"I'll fight for peace, together with Lord Seliph."|
|Attack: 30||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Thunder Mage||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Wrathful Lightning: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip 1 bond card face-down] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Magic Emblem: [Support] Draw 1 card, then discard 1 card.
|Card #B12-093N • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Linda .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources.
Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
Officially romanized as Linda. Linda is a name of German origin which was created as a shortening of names such as Sieglinde and Dietlinde, and also comes from Spanish, meaning "pretty".
- "Well, my mother fought with the liberation army. After the war we all fled to Silesia. But my mother and baby sister were taken from me, and this pendant is all I have left of her. I found out just recently that it was King Blume who took them from me. I also found out that my mother had passed away but that my sister was still alive! YOU are my sister! I've come all the way from Silesia for you!" — Amid, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Bloom has some fierce warriors backing him up. There's the 3 sisters, Banba, Fotla, and Eriu, and also a mage named Linda. But Linda has a good heart... even if she is Bloom's niece. She's helped us out on numerous occasions... Yep, she's just not like the rest of them." — A villager in Chapter 7, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Bloom: Linda, you'll fight for me, won't you?
Linda: ...If that's what you wish.
Bloom: Hmph... And to think I raised you as my own when your mother passed away. Don't tell me you've forgotten all I've done for you!
Linda: Of course not, sir." — Bloom and Linda, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "I can't wait to return to Ulster. I really want to work for the people when I get back." — Linda, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Amid: I've resented the Frieges since the day they took you and mother away from me. I can't tell you how much I've wanted to smash their skulls in...
Linda: But, you know... Uncle Bloom, Ishtar, and Ishtore weren't really that bad... I mean... they were nice to me and mum, at least." — Amid and Linda, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
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