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FESS Lyon.png
Artwork of Lyon from The Sacred Stones.

The prince of Grado.
The Dark Stone is slowly corrupting his body.






Vigarde (father)


Prince of Grado

Starting class



Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

The people need a strong ruler. They don’t want a weakling like me. They want the strength you and Ephraim share. My body is frail. I prefer to spend my time locked away in the castle, reading...
— Lyon, to Eirika

Lyon (Japanese: リオン, Lyon) is the main antagonist of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Before the invasion of Renais, he is good friends with the games protagonists, Eirika and Ephraim. Lyon is the prince of the Grado Empire, making him the son of the country's emperor, Vigarde. He is a gentle, kindhearted man who wishes to help the world and keep peace. At the very beginning of the game, Lyon appears in the throne room of Renais, approaching King Fado alongside an unnamed enemy General, but otherwise he initially only appears in flashbacks and named offhandedly in dialogue[1]; later on in the game, he himself appears before either Eirika or Ephraim, depending on the route chosen.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones


Lyon is the childhood friend of Eirika and Ephraim. He is the prince of Grado, and he first only appears in flashbacks, shown to be a gentle, shy friend who wishes to help the world. In one flashback he tells of how he wants to help the world, and has been researching the Sacred Stone of Grado, which he had used recently to cure a girl's illness. However, during the beginning of the game, with the exception of his brief appearance in Castle Renais during the prologue, Lyon's whereabouts are unknown. Both Eirika and Ephraim wonder why he would allow his father to declare the war.

Eirika's route

In Eirika's route, he appears in Chapter 14 to say that he has missed seeing Eirika and Ephraim, and the war started because he had been too weak to stop it. When Eirika meets Ephraim in Chapter 15, Ephraim briefly explains that Lyon had made a Dark Stone, which had controlled Vigarde, ruler of Grado, who had already been dead for a while. Additionally, Ephraim had met Lyon, who told him he had started the war. In Chapter 16, he accompanies Riev to tell Orson, the temporary ruler of Renais, that Eirika and Ephraim are coming to the Renais castle Next, he appears in Chapter 17 at the Narube River, as he meets them and claims that he has not seen Ephraim in a long time. Suddenly, he seems to be overcome by a dark force - his demeanor changes to a dark, evil personality, and it is revealed that he is being controlled by the Demon King. The Demon King says he had destroyed Lyon's soul long ago. After Lyon is defeated, he flees north.

Finally, in Chapter 18, at Mount Neleras, he appears to Eirika and says that if she gives him the Sacred Stone of Renais, he can return to normal. However, he takes it and destroys it, the request having been a ruse by the Demon King to take the stone. He travels to Darkling Woods, where a ritual will be held for the Demon King to be resurrected. There, he is confronted by Morva, the caretaker of Myrrh, the Great Dragon; however, Lyon turns Morva into a draco zombie. After Eirika and Ephraim's party defeats Morva and Riev at the temple's entrance, Lyon goes inside. When Eirika arrives, he meets her and explains that because he was so weak, the Demon King took advantage of his jealousy, his vanity and took him over. He is then returned to the Demon King's control and teleports away. When he is defeated, he tells Eirika he is glad that she was able to stop him.

Finally, he tells her had always loved her. After the war ends, Eirika and Ephraim vow to achieve his dream that all may live in peace and joy.

Ephraim's route

In Ephraim's route, Lyon's role is the same in the story, but he himself is quite different. In Chapter 9, Lyon is present while Vigarde is giving orders to the generals of Grado. A soldier tells Ephraim that rumor says Vigarde had been convinced to start the war by Lyon himself. Next, in Chapter 10, General Duessel joins Ephraim and tells him that the war started from when Lyon and some other mages created a Dark Stone, more powerful than the Sacred Stones. According to Duessel, Lyon has been carrying it with him. At the start of Chapter 11, Lyon orders Selena to find a dragonstone at Za'albul Marsh; her actions play out in the next few chapters.

Finally, in Chapter 14, he solemnly asks his father if they were foolish, and mentions his father's death. However, when a soldier enters the room, his demeanor changes to a menacing, dark personality. He commands the army to attack Ephraim. After the battle ends, when Ephraim defeats Vigarde, the king's body seems to disappear. Lyon appears and meets Ephraim, telling him that he had befriended Eirika and Ephraim only to learn about Renais to attack it, and that he has been planning this for a long time. He says that he had killed Fado, the king of Renais (which is corroborated by the scene at the very beginning of the game in which Lyon approaches King Fado just before Fado's death), and then, mocking Ephraim, teleports away.

In the castle, Ephraim meets Knoll, a prisoner of the dungeon of Grado's capital. According to Knoll, Lyon had been researching the Sacred Stone, known as the Fire Emblem, in order to help people. Grado's Sacred Stone had unusual properties; it had been used long ago to seal away the Demon King and contained his soul. When Vigarde, his father and the emperor of Grado, died of illness, Lyon fell into despair. He began to work tirelessly to resurrect his father. After a while, Knoll arrived to find Lyon with the Sacred Stone in two parts: the Sacred Stone and a Dark Stone, created from the condensed power and magic in the original Fire Emblem. Lyon introduced his resurrected father, crushes the Fire Emblem, and says the other Sacred Stones are in his way and must be destroyed. Since Knoll knew too much, he was to be executed on the day after Ephraim arrived at the castle.

Lyon appears in Chapter 15, calmly conversing with Caellach about the latter's mercenary life and his possible ambitions. After the battle, Ephraim informs Eirika and Innes about Lyon's involvement. He then advises Orson in Chapter 16 that Eirika and Ephraim are coming to the castle. He finally directly confronts Eirika and Ephraim in Chapter 17, saying he remembers what he had told Ephraim in Grado Keep. The Demon King quickly takes control of Lyon and drops the face of gentleness and mocks the twins. However, after he is defeated, he flees to the north.

At Mount Neleras in Chapter 18, Lyon tells Ephraim that the Lyon he knew is gone forever. Ephraim loses his collected temperament, a rare occurrence, and charges at Lyon. However, Lyon freezes him in place, forcefully takes the Sacred Stone of Renais, and destroys it. When Ephraim vows to save his friend, Lyon changes back to "normal", claiming that the Demon King taking him over was truly a lie, a ruse. Lyon confesses that he saw two choices: first, to give in to the Demon King; second, to overcome him. However, he overcame the Demon King and instead became it. His goal is to save Grado from a terrible catastrophe that he has seen in visions as unavoidable; he tells Ephraim he will be going to Darkling Woods and asks him to stop him.

In Chapter 20 he is confronted by Morva, a caretaker of the Great Dragon. Lyon believes that he will be creating a better future, but Morva says the Demon King is already controlling him. Lyon denies this, and Morva is turned into a Draco Zombie. He then flees into the Black Temple. In the final chapter, Ephraim finds Lyon, who states that he did like Eirika and Ephraim, but was always jealous of Ephraim. He says they are still friends, but he believes he will save the people of Grado.

After he is defeated, he confesses that he always wanted to be like Ephraim, strong and handsome, and always with Eirika. Ephraim reminds Lyon of his own strengths, but Lyon dies quickly. The Demon King rises, but is defeated.

Finally, the war is over. Eirika and Ephraim talk about a disastrous landslide that has befallen Grado. They decide to help Grado, to respect his wishes of protecting those citizens. In Lyon's memory, Ephraim vows to be a kind, strong king.

Creature Campaign

After the game is over, in the Creature Campaign mode, several major non-playable characters can be recruited. Lyon is recruited by clearing the entire Lagdou Ruins three times.

Starting stats and growth rates

Chapter 17 Boss Final Chapter Boss (Eirika) Final Chapter Boss (Ephraim) Creature Campaign

Portrait lyon 01 fe08.png
Level 14
Affinity Is gba iceaffin.png
Max HP 44 Luck 4
Magic 22 Defense 17
Skill 13 Resistance 19
Speed 11 Constitution 7
Movement 6 Aid 6
Is gba fenrir.png Fenrir
Is gba nosferatu.png Nosferatu
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif S GBARankStaff.gif A

Fire Emblem Awakening


Lyon is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the The Sacred Stones character set. Lyon is also present as an enemy in the second and third installments of the Smash Brethren DLC series as well as the first and third installments of Rogues & Redeemers; additionally, Lyon appears as an ally in Rogues & Redeemers 2.

Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait spotpass lyon fe13.png
Level 20
Movement 6
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 17,500 G or defeat him in a battle.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds goetia.png Goetia* Is 3ds hex.png Hex
Is 3ds01 anathema.png Anathema
Is 3ds vengeance.png Vengenace
Is 3ds tomebreaker.png Tomebreaker
Is 3ds tomefaire.png Tomefaire
Weapon Levels
3DSRankSword.png -- 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png --
3DSRankBow.png -- 3DSRankTome.png A 3DSRankStaff.png --

Reclassing options

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Base classes:*
Dark Mage Dark Knight
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Growth rates for all SpotPass bonus units are unknown at this time.

Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief Wyvern Rider

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Luck Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +0 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +0 +3 3DSRankSword.png E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Lyon has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

Personality and character

Lyon is a gentle, kind person who cares greatly about his friends and the people of Grado[2] . About one year[3] prior to the start of the game, he conducts experiments using the Sacred Stone to help people, in actions such as curing illnesses or injuries, specifically healing the burns of a girl who was trapped in a fire. Although he is the prince of Grado, he often thinks of himself as weak and undeserving of the title. Occasionally pausing or faltering in his speech, he is quite shy when he first meets Eirika and Ephraim and states that he has no friends of his own age.[4] However, even after all that has happened, when he meets them again near the end of the game, he still thinks of himself and them as friends.

Lyon is the prince of Grado and the son of the king Vigarde, whom he deeply respects. He is the friend of Eirika and Ephraim, and theirs appears to be a lighthearted relationship. However, he was always in love with Eirika but never able to confess it,[5] and jealous of Ephraim for his strength, appearance, and primarily the fact that Eirika was always with him.[6] In addition to this, he always hated himself for his weakness. All of these factors, including his father's death, cause him to give in to the Demon King, either knowing that fact (Eirika's route) or thinking he is still in control (Ephraim's route).


Small portrait lyon 01 fe08.png Sprite Gallery Small portrait lyon 02 fe08.png
Portrait lyon 02 fe08.pngPortrait lyon 01 fe08.png Necromancer
Bs fe08 enemy lyon necromancer dark.pngBs fe08 lyon necromancer dark.gif
Bs fe08 lyon necromancer staff.png

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Lyon The name Lyon means "lion."[7]
Japanese リオン Officially romanized as Lyon.
Spanish Lyon
French Lyon
German Lyon
Italian Lyon


  • Lyon has his own theme in the Sacred Stones soundtrack, named simply "Lyon", as well as its variations: "Lost Heart", "Lyon (Organ Arrangement)", and "The Prince's Despair", Lyon's battle theme.
  • In the Japanese version of The Sacred Stones, Lyon's growth rates were much worse, with many of them being 10%.
  • There are a few instances of inconsistencies with Lyon`s facial portrait:
    • When you obtain Lyon during Creature Campaign, his facial portraits can vary; a normal Lyon is obtained through Eirika's route, while the possessed Lyon is obtained through Ephraim's route.
    • In the Japanese version, checking Lyon's stats in the Final Chapter of Ephraim's route shows him with his possessed portrait. The international versions changed his portrait to his normal appearance.


  1. I'm fine... Fine. ...This is war, isn't it? It's not at all like the games I used to play with my brother or Lyon.
    — Eirika, in the prologue
  2. "What? Me? Hm... I suppose all I really want is for all our people to be happy." - Lyon, To Eirika and Ephraim in a flashback after chapter 8, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  3. "One year ago, the emperor died of the illness that had plagued him. Prince Lyon was devastated. He fell into an endless despair. He felt unworthy to take the throne, unable to rule without his father." - Knoll, speaking to Ephraim at the end of Chapter 14, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  4. "You're Prince Ephraim and Princess Eirika from Renais, aren't you? I heard you were coming, and I've been waiting here all day. I've always wanted... I don't have any friends my own age..." - Lyon, meeting Eirika and Ephraim for the first time, in a post-credits flashback., Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  5. "Listen... Eirika... I never had the courage to tell you, but... I’ve always loved you..." - Lyon, to Eirika in the Final Chapter, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  6. '"You know, Ephraim... I always wanted to be you. I wanted to be strong and handsome... With Eirika always at my side... That's what I wanted to be. I had... I had nothing..." - Lyon, to Ephraim in the Final Chapter, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

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