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FESK Mahnya 01.png
Artwork of Mahnya from Genealogy of the Holy War.







Flightleader of the Silessean Pegasus Knights

Starting class

Falcon Knight

A Falcon Knight never prepares to enter a losing battle.
— Mahnya

Mahnya (Japanese: マーニャ Mahnya) was the Flightleader of the Pegasus Knights of Silesse, loyal to Queen Rahna and Prince Lewyn, and the elder sister of fellow Silessean knight Erinys.


When Rahna received word of the charges of treason alleged against Sigurd of Chalphy, she dispatched Mahnya and the Silessean Pegasus Knights to Agustria to escort Sigurd and his army (including Lewyn and Erinys) into political asylum in Silesse.

During Sigurd's time in Silesse, Mahnya served as Rahna's bodyguard in light of signs of aggression from Duke Maios at Thove Castle, while Erinys remained with Sigurd at Sailane Castle. Following Maios's defeat by Sigurd in the Silessean civil war, Mahnya led her knight unit into battle to defend the capital from an attack by Duke Daccar of Zaxon, Maios's brother, and from another pegasus knight unit led by her former comrade Pamela. Upon the arrival of Andorey of Yngvi and his Beige Ritter archer brigade, Mahnya and her unit were quickly overwhelmed by their crippling weakness to bows and were all killed.

Years after Mahnya's death, her niece Fee named her pegasus "Mahnya" in honor of her late aunt.[1] Fee's substitute character, Femina also named her pegasus "Mahnya" despite having no known relation to Mahnya.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Mahnya acts as a partner unit in Chapter 4, dispatched from Silesse Castle the turn after Thove Castle has been seized, leading a unit of eleven Pegasus Knights. She and her subordinates fight the Zaxon Castle army, but will always be defeated by Andorey and the Beige Ritter in both story and gameplay.


Portrait mahnya fe04.png
Ma snes02 falcon knight other.gif Falcon Knight
Level 25
Holy Blood --
Movement 8
Authority ★★★
Max HP 65 Speed 22
Strength 14 Luck 0
Magic 9 Defense 13
Skill 17 Resistance 14
Inventory Skills
Silver Lance
Shield Ring
5,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png C
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Personality and character

Mahnya's loyalty to Rahna was absolute, and she remarked that a life of service to Rahna is the only life she has ever known.[2] She was highly confident in her skills as a warrior and believed that the mark of a good Pegasus Knight is the ability to prepare to face any foe and win.[3]


Battle quotes

Sorry. You've committed no crimes, but...
— Mahnya, as a NPC in Chapter 4 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quotes

Ahh... Erinys... ...Lord Lewyn...
— Mahnya, as a NPC in Chapter 4 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Mahnya was featured on two TCG cards.

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Mahnya
TCG 1-033.jpg Class: Falcon Knight Level 1 Flier Direct Attack
Energy: 5 Atk.: 2 / Counter: 2 WLv.: SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankStaff.png C
Equip: Iron Lance Skills: CantoAdept
Card #033Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Mayumi Hirota
TCG P005.jpg Class: Falcon Knight Level 10 Flier Direct Attack
Energy: 7 Atk.: 3 / Counter: 2 WLv.: SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankStaff.png C
Equip: Steel Lance Skills: CantoAdept
Card #P005Rarity: ☆★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya
Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.

Genealogy of the Holy War Ōsawa manga adaptation

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Fire Emblem Cipher

Mahnya is currently featured on four cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Mahnya
TCGCipher B06-045R.png Sky-Dancing Hero, Mahnya




"All I can do for you now is give you a last honorable duel befitting a Silessian knight."
Attack: 50 Support: 30 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Falcon Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Hero of Silesse: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Tap 2 Flight allies] Move an enemy in the Back Line.
Heavens Flier: [Activate] [Once per turn] Move this unit. This skill cannot be used unless this unit is untapped.
Card #B06-045RArtist: Megumi Nagahama
TCGCipher B06-046N.png Messenger from the Snowy Lands, Mahnya




"My pegasus knights will escort you across the sea to safety in Silesse."
Attack: 30 Support: 30 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Pegasus Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Winds of Silesse: [Always] If you have at least 2 other Flight allies, this unit gains +10 attack.
Attack Support Flying Emblem: [Support] Choose 1 ally other than your attacking unit. You may move that unit.
Card #B06-046NArtist: Megumi Nagahama
TCGCipher B19-097HN.png Head of the Pegasus Knights of Silesse, Mahnya




"I am one of the Four Falcons of Silesse. No battle that I wage is ever in vain."
Attack: 50 Support: 30 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Falcon Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Pegasus Commander Soaring Snowy Skies: [Activate] [Once per turn] Choose up to 3 other Flight allies, and move them.
Bond Skill Defender of the Snowbound Keep: [Bond] [Activate] Deploy this card in the Back Line. This skill is only usable if you have 1 or more Flight allies. ([Bond] is only usable if this card is face-up in the Bond Area.)
Card #B19-097HNArtist: Niko Komori
TCGCipher B19-098N.png 見守る姉騎士, Mahnya




"Erinys, you will defend Prince Lewyn with all due vigilance."
Attack: 40 Support: 30 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Pegasus Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Windborne Encouragement: [Activate] [Tap this unit] Choose 1 ally in the Front Line. Until the end of the turn, that ally gains +10 attack.
Canto: [Trigger] When this unit’s attack ends, you may move this unit.
Card #B19-098NArtist: Niko Komori
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Manya .


  • While rare, it is possible for Mahnya to kill Pamela in-game, which will result in Pamela's leaderless forces attacking the yellow border guards.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Mahnya Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
Japanese マーニャ Officially romanized as Mahnya. From Muirne, the mother of Fionn mac Cumhaill in the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology.



  1. "How're you holding up, Mahnya? Being named after a hero of the kingdom, my aunt no less, must count for something..." — Fee, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Rahna: I'm sorry, Mahnya. I'm just trying to understand your feelings. I...
    Mahnya: Your Highness, this is the only life I know. Please, you needn't get so emotional.
    " — Rahna and Mahnya, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Mahnya: No need to worry. My knights can handle Pamela's squad.
    Rahna: Are you sure of that, Mahnya? I've heard Pamela is quite a fierce warrior.
    Mahnya: Yes, she is a formidable opponent. But a Falcon Knight never prepares to enter a losing battle.
    " — Mahnya and Rahna, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBrigidClaudDeirdreDewErinysEthlynFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/RoddlevanSeliphShannanTeeny/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShannanTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Darna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterMunster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline