|“||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. 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.
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
Enemy - Cindered Shadows Chapter 5
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.
|“||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
|“||Your work here is done.||”|
|“||Writhe in pain!||”|
|“||I'm going to make this hurt.||”|
|“||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|
|English||Metodey||From the Polish name "Metody", derived from the Greek name "Methodius", meaning "method".|
- "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
- Meaning, origin and history or the name Metody - Behind the name., Behind the Name, Retrieved: February 28, 2020
- Meaning, origin and history or the name Methodius - Behind the name., Behind the Name, Retrieved: February 28, 2020
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|