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Not to be confused with Myson, a mini-boss from Three Houses.

FESoV Mycen.png
Artwork of Mycen from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A knight sworn to the Kingdom of Zofia.






65 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

  • Alm (adoptive grandson)
  • Celica (adoptive granddaughter)


Starting class

Gold Knight (Gaiden)
Great Knight (Awakening)

Voiced by


War brings only sorrow...
— Mycen

Mycen (Japanese: マイセン Maisen) is a former Zofian general of great renown, acclaimed by many as "Zofia's greatest hero". In his efforts to stop fellow general Desaix from murdering the children of the Zofian royal family, he was instead branded as the perpetrator and forced to flee into seclusion in Ram Village, taking with him the sole surviving princess of Zofia, Anthiese.[2] During his exile, he was visited by the Emperor of Rigel, Rudolf, who entrusted Mycen with both his plans to save Valentia and with his newborn son, Prince Albein.[3]

Years later, at the onset of war between Zofia and Rigel, Mycen declined to lead the Deliverance against Desaix's coup and Rigel, leaving Alm to lead the charge in his place; nonetheless, he soon emerged from Ram to watch over the rise of Alm and Celica as heroic figures in defense of both Zofia and Valentia as a whole.

Fire Emblem Gaiden


When Lukas came to Ram seeking Mycen's participation in the Zofian resistance, he vehemently refused to do so or to allow Alm to join; even so, he later arrived at Zofia Castle to confer with both Alm and Celica as they set out on their journeys. Following Alm's defeat of Rudolf at Rigel Castle, Mycen related to him the story of Rudolf and his plans, then joined his army to assist in the fight against Duma.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait mycen fe02.png
Ma nes02 gold knight playable.gif Gold Knight
Level 7
Recruitment: Chapter 4, talk to with Alm after clearing Rigel Castle (required to progress)

Stats Growth Rates

Sword Axe B. Magic
Lance Bow W. Magic

Fire Emblem Awakening

Mycen is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the Gaiden character set.

Additionally, Mycen appears as an enemy unit in the DLC chapter Lost Bloodlines 2.


Playable (SpotPass) Enemy (DLC LB2)

Small portrait spotpass mycen fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 great knight playable.gif Great Knight
Level 1
Movement 7
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 5,300 G or defeat him in a skirmish

Stats Growth Rates Cap Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Silver Axe* Discipline
Outdoor Fighter
Defense +2
Weapon Levels
Swords D Lances D Axes B
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Reclassing options

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Base classes:*
Cavalier Paladin
Great Knight
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
See reclass for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Tactician/Grandmaster Cavalier Paladin Knight General Barbarian/Berserker Fighter/Warrior Mercenary/Hero Bow Knight Archer Sniper

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Tactician/Grandmaster 110% 50% 45% 50% 50% 45% 45% 35%

Myrmidon Swordmaster Assassin Thief Trickster Wyvern Rider/Wyvern Lord Griffon Rider Priest War Monk Mage/Sage Dark Mage Dark Knight Sorcerer Dread Fighter

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Myrmidon 110% 55% 30% 60% 60% 45% 40% 30%

Promotion stat gains

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

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +3 Swords E, Bows E

Skill set

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

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Mycen reprises his role im the remake. He is also featured in two Memory Prisms: one where he rescues a young Celica from the burning villa, and another where he is entrusted with Alm by Rudolf.

Starting stats and growth rates

Prologue Act 4

Portrait mycen status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 gold knight mycen playable.gif Gold Knight
Level 7
Fatigue tol. 0.6
Recruitment: Act 4: Talk to with Alm after clearing Rigel Castle (required to progress)

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
-- Lance
Swords Lances Axes
Bows Black magic White magic

Growth rates when reclassed

Soldier/Knight/Baron Mercenary/Myrmidon/Dread Fighter Archer/Sniper/Bow Knight Mage/Sage

Class HP Atk Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Soldier/Knight/Baron 25% 15% {{{mag}}} 10% 0% 0% 15% 3%

Skogul/Yasha Spartan Oliphantier Guru

Class HP Atk Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Skogul/Yasha 20% 15% {{{mag}}} 15% 15% 5% 10% 3%


This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Mycen is the last unit to join you in both Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia, as such he comes as a prepromoted Gold Knight with high bases, but nearly nonexistent growths. Mycen is very similar to Zeke, both come in a great class with solid bases, but Mycen has the advantage of having better strength and bulk, while the speed difference may seems notable, both Mycen and Zeke double the same enemies and get doubled by the same enemies as well. Still, Mycen is hurt by his poor availability and by the time he joins you are likely to have a strong team for act 5. Still, Mycen can serve as a decent filler unit for the final few maps or if your endgame team did not turn out well, but he is not very useful otherwise.

Personality and character

Mycen's experiences with Desaix embittered him with the outside world, and in particular he opposed conflict and participating in it, though he would later relent and entrust Alm with the leadership of the Deliverance;[4] others came to regard him as cowardly for his refusal to fight, despite this hardly being the case.[5] With respect to his meeting with Rudolf, he remarked that he was both shaken and impressed by Rudolf's resolve to condemn himself, motivating him to take a chance on fate with respect to Alm's role.[6]


Main article: Mycen/Supports
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Gold Knight
Support conversations:
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B: 25
A: 40

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Bond supports:*
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Crt +3
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Hit +5
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Avoid +5
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Dodge +3
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Hit +5
Crt +7






See Support § Shadows of Valentia for more details on supports.



Serves as the prime minister in the newly established government of Valentia.
As King Alm I's excellent right-hand man, he threw all his effort into the kingdom's reconstruction.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

As the One Kingdom's new chancellor—and right-hand man to King Alm I—good Sir Mycen worked tirelessly toward the kingdom's restoration. Despite his formal standing and title, the king and queen continued to love him like a grandfather.


Battle quotes

I renounced the world long ago.
— Mycen's SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
This path holds only sadness...
— Mycen, in a SpotPass battle in Awakening.
Fate has spoken, I suppose...
— Mycen's SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.
Are you strong enough to unhorse an old man?
— Mycen, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
Must all armies drag children into their fight? It pains me to see it. [...]
— Mycen, when fighting Ricken, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
This is a battle I cannot lose. For my own sake or yours, Rudolf!
— Mycen, in The Final Battle of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Critical quotes

Your time is up!
— Mycen
No mercy!
— Mycen
Age before beauty!
— Mycen
Too careless!
— Mycen

Death quotes

Alm. Celica. Surpass me. For the sake of Valentia...
— Mycen, in Gaiden.
Has my time...passed?
— Mycen, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
Alm... Celica... Do what this old man could not... Valentia is in your hands...
— Mycen, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
Damn me and my recklessness... Forgive me, but I must fall back.
— Mycen, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Mycen is featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Mycen
TCGCipher S09-003ST.png Hero of Zofia, Mycen



"Are you ready to fight and bleed until all of Valentia is saved?"
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Gold Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Defender of the Brand: [Always] If your Main Character is "Alm" or "Celica", enemies in the back line cannot attack this unit, your ally "Alm" or your ally "Celica".
Hero's Vitality: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Until the end of this turn, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #S09-003ST • Artist: Yoneko
TCGCipher P11-004PR.png Rigelian Hero, Mycen



"You must never underestimate your foe. A single moment of negligence will cost you your life."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Cavalier Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
"You lack experience.": [Trigger] [Once per turn] When this unit attacks a Sword, until the end of combat, this unit gains +20 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #P11-004PR • Artist: Nintendo
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Mycen .

Flavor text

Game Text
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia A knight sworn to the Kingdom
of Zofia.


  • Mycen serves as the narrator for the advertisements of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
  • Despite his level increasing, most of Mycen's stats decrease between the prologue of Shadows of Valentia and his return at the end of Act 4.

Etymology and other languages

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


As of Fire Emblem Awakening.


• Mycen
• Misen

• Used in the latest Gaiden fan translation.
• Used in the older Gaiden fan translation.



Officially romanized as Maisen.



As above.



As above.



As above.



As above.



As above.



Used in the "His Inner Strength" Lost Lore event in Fire Emblem Heroes.




Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese




Sprite Gallery
Portrait mycen fe02.png Gold Knight
Bs fe02 gold knight lance 01.png

Other appearances


  1. "...What, didn't you know? Oh yes. Mycen originally hails from Rigel. We were both so young back then... Ha! Those are fond memories." — Nomah to Celica, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  2. "Desaix is a blackheart. He secretly had all the children born to the royal family killed. Sir Mycen, who tried to stop him, was instead charged with the crime and driven from the castle." — A man in Zofia Castle, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  3. "Thus was I informed when he delivered his newborn child into my hands. Even now, I cannot forget the expression on Rudolf's face at that time... 'This man would consign himself to the fires of hell!' When I realized that, there was already no way I could possibly refuse him." — Mycen, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  4. "What? Join the liberation forces?! Absolutely not. I won't allow it!! You must not go to war. All you'll get from it is sorrow." — Mycen, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  5. "Sir Mycen, too, has grown cowardly in his old age. To think that he was once esteemed by all the kingdom as Zofia's greatest hero..." — Lukas, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  6. "When I realized that, there was already no way I could possibly refuse him. And so, I left everything to fate." — Mycen, Fire Emblem Gaiden
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