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|“||... My father has dedicated his life to protecting humans. For the longest time, I could not fathom why he would do this. But now, after spending time with all of you... I begin to understand how he felt.||”|
— Myrrh to Saleh
Myrrh (Japanese: ミルラ, Myrrh) is the adopted daughter of Morva and an incarnation of the legendary Great Dragon of old who aided mankind during the first great war against the Demon King. She is a Manakete, a member of a race of human-like people with wings on their backs who can transform into dragons using dragonstones. She appears to be and acts like a shy, good-natured young girl.
Myrrh first appears in Chapter 8, when Eirika and Ephraim reunite at Frelia. Ephraim introduces her, stating that he found her captured in Grado territory. She explains that she and the other Manaketes living in Darkling Woods sensed a great force coming from the direction of Grado, and she went to investigate. While she was there, she was captured and her dragonstone was stolen. However, Ephraim found and rescued her and brought her with him to Frelia.
In Eirika's route, Myrrh goes with Ephraim to Grado. However, when Eirika reaches Caer Pelyn, a small mountain village, Dara, the village elder, explains that Myrrh is the Great Dragon of old legends who saved mankind from the Demon King. Dara warns her that she must go back to meet Ephraim immediately to help her.
In Ephraim's route, she still goes with Ephraim. When the group lands at Taizel after a ship journey, Myrrh runs away from the group because she senses her dragonstone. She is captured by Selena, a misguided but loyal Grado general, who has her dragonstone; when Myrrh attempts to convince Selena that Grado's cause is unjust, she wins her freedom. After Selena is defeated, Myrrh regains her dragonstone, but is sad that Selena had to be killed.
After Eirika and Ephraim reunite, Myrrh only begins fighting in Chapter 16. In Chapter 20, when the army goes to Darkling Woods, she hopes to meet her father Morva there. However, he is turned into a Draco Zombie by Lyon, and she cries over his death afterwards.
Starting stats and growth rates
Personality and character
Myrrh is a very shy girl. Her humanoid form is childlike, as she is a young Manakete of approximately 1200 years. Myrrh is a bit insecure, and finds the title "Great Dragon" unfitting for her. She is also uncomfortable with sleeping by herself, being used to the presence of her father at nearly all times, additionally, she hides distress from others, preferring to hide and cry in private, if discovered she generally, and unsuccessfully, denies that she was crying in the first place. She keeps a quiet and formal mien around strangers, though she is willing to open up after she no longer sees someone as a stranger. Myrrh seems to prefer that others speak to her plainly, rather than with the high reverence the people of Caer Pelyn use. She is quite unfamiliar with human contact, but is good-natured.
Myrrh has lived in Darkling Woods all her life, taken care of by her father Morva. Little is known about her time there, but Morva had been taking care of her for a very long time. When Saleh or Ephraim asks her to come to Caer Pelyn or Renais, respectively in their A support conversations, she says that maybe she should not, since she is a dragon and may be unwelcome, but she will answer them later. She feels separate from both humans and monsters.
Myrrh, the Great Dragon
After bidding her farewells to Ephraim, she returned to Darkling Woods. She lived a long and full life, served by the people of Caer Pelyn and comforted by the memories of her dear friends.
Myrrh and Saleh
Myrrh returned to Darkling Woods, but at Saleh's request, she eventually moved to Caer Pelyn, In time, the townsfolk learned to treat her not as the Great Dragon but rather as a normal girl, and she was happy.
Myrrh and Ephraim
After the war, Ephraim returned to Renais and Myrrh to Darkling Woods. They both turned their attention to their respective duties but never forgot one another. Though Myrrh never again left Darkling Woods, Ephraim often visited her.
|“||... I'm so sorry... I can’t help you any longer.||”|
|“||...Urrgh... I'm... sorry...||”|
— Myrrh to Morva
Super Smash Bros.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Myrrh appears representing the Fire Emblem series as a sticker.
from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
|Bonus: [Magic] Attack +15|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||ミルラ||Officially romanized as Myrrh. From Myrrha, the mother of Adonis in Greek mythology who was turned into a myrrh tree.|
- The enemy control glitch allows Myrrh to use monster weapons (although without animations). This same glitch can be used to restore uses to Myrrh's Dragonstone.
- Myrrh is the first playable female manakete in the Fire Emblem series to not be a Divine Dragon.
Official artwork of Myrrh from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
Artwork of Myrrh from Fire Emblem Cipher.
- "Dozla: Me? I'm all of forty-seven years old.
Myrrh: And I am... 1,200 years old. Roughly." - Myrrh and Dozla's C support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Great Dragon? Please, there's no need to call me that. My father is the great one. I've done nothing. I'm not great at all." - Myrrh to Saleh, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "In the forest...I was always with my father. Even when I slept, he was there, watching over me." - Myrrh to Ephraim, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Myrrh: ...... I'm sorry.. Forgive me...Father...
Ephraim: Myrrh! Where are you?!
Ephraim: Here you are. Myrrh, we were worried... Myrrh? Are you...crying?
Myrrh: N-no... It's nothing. The poison in these woods is thick. It burns my eyes.
Ephraim: What a minute... That dragon... Could he have been–" - Myrrh and Ephraim, after the death of Morva, Myrrh's father, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Dozla: Gwah ha ha! I get that a lot! So tell me, little one, where is your father, anyway?
Myrrh: ...My father... ......
Dozla: Er... What's wrong?! Did I ask something that I shouldn't have? I-I'm sorry, lassie. Please don't cry...
Myrrh: I'm not crying... I'm not crying..." - Myrrh and Dozla, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Ephraim: When this war is over... When we restore peace to Magvel... Eirika and I will be going back to Renais to lead our people. Would you like to live in the castle? With us?
Myrrh: Oh, but... I would not want to inconvenience you.
Ephraim: It's nothing you need worry about. Castle Renais is a vast place. I'm sure we could spare a room for a small girl like you. And besides, you are my sister, right? Family should stay together, don't you think?
Myrrh: ... But...you must not forget that I am a dragon. I must think about it. I would love to, but... perhaps I shouldn't, and so... I must think about it." - Myrrh and Ephraim's A support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Saleh: Would you please come to our village?
Myrrh: To Caer Pelyn? But...
Myrrh: No, I'm pleased. However... I doubt I should stay too long.
Saleh: Why is that?
Myrrh: It's because I'm a dragon. My father explained it to me. We are both human and monster. And because we are both, we are also neither.
Myrrh: Saleh... Thank you. Your words have cheered me up a little. Please wait for my answer. When all of this is finished... When peace returns, I'll give you my answer then." - Myrrh and Saleh's A support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
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