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- Not to be confused with Myson, a mini-boss from Three Houses.
|“||War brings only sorrow...||”|
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. 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.
Years later, at the onset of war between Zofia and Rigel, Mycen declined to lead the Zofian resistance 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.
- 1 Fire Emblem Gaiden
- 2 Fire Emblem Awakening
- 3 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
- 4 Personality and character
- 5 Supports
- 6 Ending
- 7 Quotes
- 8 Other appearances
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Etymology and other languages
- 11 Gallery
- 12 References
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
Mycen is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the Gaiden character set.
Playable (SpotPass) Enemy (DLC LB2)
Growth rates when reclassed
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Promotion stat gains
Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief
Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Mycen has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.
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
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 nearely 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're 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 didn't turn out well, but he's 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; others came to regard him as cowardly for his refusal to fight, despite this hardly being the case. 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.
- Main article: Mycen/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.
|“||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.
|“||Your time is up!||”|
|“||Age before beauty!||”|
|“||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).
Fire Emblem Cipher
Mycen is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Mycen|
|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]  Until the end of this turn, this unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #S09-003ST • Artist: Yoneko|
|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 , until the end of combat, this unit gains +20 attack.|
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 .
- 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. This can easily be explained by his advanced age taking a toll on his battle capabilities.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Mycen||As of Fire Emblem Awakening.|
|• Used in the latest Gaiden fan translation.|
• Used in the older Gaiden fan translation.
|Japanese||マイセン||Officially romanized as Maisen.|
Artwork of Mycen from Gaiden.
Artwork of Mycen from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Full portrait artwork of Mycen from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Mycen's portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Artwork of Mycen from Fire Emblem Cipher.
- "...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
- "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
- "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
- "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
- "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
- "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
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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