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Don't move, any of you! If you move, your lifes will be forfeit!
— Metodey, towards Byleth and their allies.

Metodey (Japanese: メトジェイ Metojay) is a minor antagonist appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a hired gun who works for the Flame Emperor in the main story and kidnaps Aelfric in Cindered Shadows.


Metodey is a mercenary for hire, infamous in Abyss for his willingness to do anything as long he gets paid.[2] He makes his first chronological appearance in Cindered Shadows as the leader of a group of bandits who had abducted Aelfric in order to seize the Chalice of Beginnings. Byleth and the Ashen Wolves quickly find and defeat him, only for Metodey to escape as he considers the Chalice is not worth dying for.

Metodey next appears in main story interrupting Archibshop Rhea's Holy Tomb ceremony under the service of the Flame Emperor, with the intention to raid the tomb of its Crest Stones just after Byleth had just sat down on Sothis's throne. Metodey then attempts to slay either Byleth and/or their class should they initiate battle with him, only to likely end up killed in the process. If ignored, he won't make any further story appearances.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses


Metodey is a mini-boss in Chapter 11 of the main story and the boss of Chapter 5 in Cindered Shadows.


Enemy - Chapter 11

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait metodey fe16.png
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif Assassin
Level 22
Movement 6
Crest --
Max HP 39 Luck 12
Strength 17 Defense 13
Magic 8 Resistance 8+2
Dexterity 18 Charm 6+7
Speed 26
Inventory Abilities
Venin Edge Heartseeker
Poison Strike
Defiant Spd
Resistance +2
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Empire Raiders Lv 3
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
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Enemy - Cindered Shadows Chapter 5

Normal Hard

Small portrait metodey fe16.png
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif Assassin
Level 32
Movement -
Crest --
Max HP 44 Luck 15
Strength 19 Defense 17
Magic 8 Resistance 8
Dexterity 23 Charm 7+1
Speed 32
Inventory Abilities
Brave Sword
Large BullionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Sword Prowess Lv 4
Alert Stance+
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Thieves Lv 5
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
B E E C E E E E E E E FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Personality and character

While seemingly motivated purely by money and fame, Metodey shows a sadistic steak when it comes to killing his targets, suggesting he relishes doing particularly violent jobs. Should Metodey end up bested in battle however, he will quickly swallow his pride and beg for forgiveness, even claiming he was merely following orders.


Battle quotes

I'm told it's fine to kill those who resist. Now then, how shall I cook you?
— Metodey in Chapter 11
Just a few more moons, then all will know that I am the Empire's— Hm-hm-hm... Forget I said anything. Then again, if you die, it won't matter either way!
— Metodey in Cindered Shadows Chapter 5
Metodey: Hm-hm-hm... Can it be? Princess Edelgard!
Edelgard: Huh! How dare you disrespect House Hresvelg. This ends here!

— Metodey fighting Edelgard in Cindered Shadows Chapter 5

Critical quotes

Your work here is done.
— Metodey
— Metodey
Writhe in pain!
— Metodey
I'm going to make this hurt.
— Metodey

Death/retreat quotes

Wait... No! I was just following orders! I just... Graaargh!
— Metodey in Chapter 11
I don't mind pain, but it's time to make my exit. My employer pays me more than this treasure is worth.
— Metodey if defeated by anyone other than Edelgard in Cindered Shadows Chapter 5
Metodey: I can explain, really! Please, spare me!
Edelgard: You're pathetic. An enemy like you is hardly worth my time.

— Metodey if defeated by Edelgard in Cindered Shadows Chapter 5

Etymology and other languages

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


From the Polish name "Metody", derived from the Greek name "Methodius", meaning "method".[3][4]


















Used in the "Shattered Unity" Lost Lore event for Fire Emblem Heroes.




Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese





  1. 1.0 1.1 Credits
  2. "The leader of that group that took Aelfric... I've seen him before. He wouldn't hesitate to slaughter an entire town... if he stood to gain even a little by it." — A rogue in Abyss during Cindered Shadows's Chapter 5, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  3. Meaning, origin and history or the name Metody - Behind the name., Behind the Name, Retrieved: February 28, 2020
  4. Meaning, origin and history or the name Methodius - Behind the name., Behind the Name, Retrieved: February 28, 2020
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