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Narcian

The Binding Blade Heroes


FEFT Narcian.png
Artwork of Narcian from The Binding Blade.

One of the three Wyvern Generals of Bern.
Led the attack on Lycia.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Nationality

Bern

Title(s)

Wyvern General of Bern

Starting class

Wyvern Lord

Voiced by

Kaiji Tang
(English, Heroes)

Appearance(s)
I am strong. I am wise. I am lovely. And most importantly, I am right! ...Me! No one else!
— Narcian

Narcian (Japanese: ナーシェン Nacien) was one of the three Wyvern Generals of Bern at the onset of the Disturbance of Bern. Initially tasked with conquering the Lycian League, he worked behind the scenes to corrupt its marquesses and incite revolutions until his efforts were foiled by Roy. From there, his focus was shifted to Etruria itself, and he successfully incited a coup d'etat, shifting its control to Bern-allied revolutionaries. However, for his failings in the Western Isles and in search of Arcadia, he was stripped of his rank shortly before his demise.

The Binding Blade

Role

In the early days of the Bern campaign against Lycia, Narcian worked with Brunnya in an assault on Araphen, the present meeting place of the leaders of the Lycian League. The two swiftly overpowered and obliterated the League's army stationed there and mortally wounded Hector, bringing him before King Zephiel himself. After Zephiel and Brunnya departed, Narcien entrusted Slater with the guard of Araphen against Roy's band of Pheraean knights. From there, he worked to incite discord across Lycia, convincing Erik to turn on the League and ally with Bern and inspiring Legance to rebel and seize control of Ostia. When these efforts failed and Roy seized control of Ostia, he led a strike against Ostia to corner him but was stopped by the arrival Perceval, Cecilia and the Etrurian army, and was forced to flee.

His next target was Etruria itself. He convinced the corrupt noblemen Arcardo and Roartz to stage a coup d'etat against King Mordred, using him as a hostage to cow most of the Etrurian army - including the generals Perceval and Douglas - into their service as a "revolutionary" force loyal to Bern. He participated in a battle in Missur to apprehend Cecilia, the sole Etrurian general resisting the revolution, and witnessed Zephiel arrive and effortlessly defeat her. He was then tasked with finding and seizing Arcadia and its divine weapon, efforts which failed thanks to Roy.

As a result of the loss of the Western Isles and the failure to seize Arcadia, Narcian was stripped of his Wyvern General title and was succeeded by Galle; however, Murdock offered him one last chance to try to redeem himself by defending Aquleia from Roy's impending army seeking to free the Etrurian capital from the influence of the Revolutionaries. Narcian reluctantly accepted the terms, all the while conspiring to blame his failings on Zeiss under the pretense of him being a Lycian spy. Narcian failed to defend Aquleia and was killed in battle.

Stats

Boss, Ch.16 NM Boss, Ch.16 HM Playable, Trial Map

Fire Emblem Awakening

Narcian is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the "Others" character set. He is present as an enemy unit in the first and third installments of the Rogues & Redeemers DLC series.

Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait spotpass narcian fe13.png
Wyvern Lord
Level 20
Movement 8
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 17,900 G or defeat him in a skirmish.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 brave lance.png Brave Lance* Is 3ds01 strength +2.png Strength +2
Is 3ds01 tantivy.png Tantivy
Is 3ds01 quick burn.png Quick Burn
Is 3ds01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker
Is 3ds01 vengeance.png Vengeance
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances A Axes B
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Reclassing options

Small portrait spotpass narcian fe13.png
Narcian
Base classes:*
Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Griffon Rider
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.


Growth rates when reclassed

Growth rates for all SpotPass bonus units are unknown at this time.

Promotion stat gains

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

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

Skill set

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

Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

Narcian appears in part 2 of Heroes Invade, fighting alongside Zephiel against the Order of Heroes. He was the first Grand Hero made playable, on February 10, 2017 at 7:00 AM to February 14, 2017 at 6:59 AM. He was made available yet again on May 26 to June 2 of the same year, with a second rerun taking place from August 29 to September 7 of that year. A third copy of Narcian can be obtained from the first rerun by winning his Grand Hero Battle with Alfonse on the team.

Starting stats

★★ ★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★

Portrait narcian feh.png
Rarity ★★
Weapon type Is feh axe.png
Movement type flying

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Skills
Is feh skill offense.png Iron Axe
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png --

NOTE: Bonuses granted by weapon and skills are not accounted for.

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Iron Axe Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Axe ★★ 100 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Emerald Axe ★★★ 200 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Emerald Axe+ ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh skill special.png Retribution ★★★ 100 SP
Is feh skill special.png Vengeance ★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh lancebreaker 1.pngB Lancebreaker 1 ★★ 50 SP
Is feh lancebreaker 2.pngB Lancebreaker 2 ★★ 100 SP
Is feh lancebreaker 3.pngB Lancebreaker 3 ★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh savage blow 1.pngC Savage Blow 1 ★★★ 50 SP
Is feh savage blow 2.pngC Savage Blow 2 ★★★★ 100 SP
Is feh savage blow 3.pngC Savage Blow 3 ★★★★★ 200 SP

Personality and character

Narcian was highly vain and arrogant, considering himself to be a pinnacle of intellectual and martial prowess and handsomeness[1], and reacting badly to anyone who dared to challenge his opinion of himself[2]. Consequently, he obsessed over his perception among his peers and superiors, interpreting even the unsupervised disasters of his subordinates as having the potential to ruin his own career[3], and these concerns proved to be well-founded. He easily developed grudges on those who stood in his way: he loathed Galle, his rival for the role of Wyvern General, and also quickly came to develop a grudge against Cecilia after her obstruction against him in Ostia[4], which he freely admitted to Zephiel himself[5].

Quotes

Battle quotes

I am strong. I am wise. I am beautiful. And most importantly, I am right! Always! ...Me! No one else!
— Narcian, in Chapter 16 of The Binding Blade.
Narcian: You...! You're that girl!
Clarine: Excuse me? Have we met before?
Narcian: What?! You have forgotten me?! That...is inconceivable!

— Against Clarine.
Narcian: You're Milady... Hah! You betray your home and join the enemy. You are a disgrace!
Milady: My loyalty has always lied with the princess. And so it shall remain!

— Against Milady.
Narcian: You...
Zeiss: General Narcian... I heard everything from Sir Galle! Do you...have no sense of honor left in you at all?!
Narcian: Galle...! He has always been a thorn in my side! But no matter... After I wipe you out here, no one will know the truth...

— Against Zeiss.
Narcian: Cecilia... Back for more, are you?
Cecilia: It was Zephiel to whom I lost. Not you.
Narcian: Fair enough, but now you will know my true strength!

— Against Cecilia.
Narcian: If it isn't General Perceval, the back-stabbing traitor!
Perceval: Joining you...was the greatest mistake of my life. I will make up for it...by defeating you!

— Against Perceval.
Splendid. I was looking for someone to bring me glory.
— Narcian, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 1 in Awakening.
I am strong. I am wise. I am lovely. And most importantly, I am right! ...Me! No one else!
— Narcian, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.

Death quotes

No... No...!! I will not be defeated...! Not by you...miserable... Gaahh!
— Narcian, in Chapter 16 of The Binding Blade.
No! I will...nngh...not lose! Never!
— Narcian, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 1 in Awakening.
No! Never! It's not POSSIBLE!
— Narcian, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.

Heroes quotes

Other appearances

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Notable merchandise

Image Information Price Release date
FEH Mini Acrylic Narcian vol.5.png Narcian appears in volume 5 of the Fire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure Collection. His volume 5 appearance is based on his standard appearance in Heroes. ¥350 July 2018JP


Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Narcian As of Fire Emblem Awakening and Heroes. Possibly derived from "narcissism", his primary character trait.
English
(unofficial)
Narshen This name is used in some past versions of the The Binding Blade fan translation and is in wide use among the fandom; more recent versions of the fan translation use his official localized name.
Japanese ナーシェン Officially romanized as Nacien. Possibly derived from "narcissism", as above.
Spanish Narcian
French Narcian
German Narcian
Italian Narcian

Gallery

Small portrait narcian fe06.pngSprite Gallery
Portrait narcian fe06.png Wyvern Lord
Bs fe06 narcian wyvern lord sword.png
Sword
Bs fe06 narcian wyvern lord lance.png
Lance

References

  1. "I am strong. I am wise. I am beautiful. And most importantly, I am right! Always! ...Me! No one else!" — Narcian, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Clarine: You compare yourself to my brother? You think too highly of yourself. Your garb, your hair - even your speech... All a painfully obvious guise to hide your true lowborn face.
    Narcian: Lowborn?! Me?! You would compare ME to a peasant?!
    Clarine: Oh, heavens no. I would sooner compare you to a filthy, disease-ridden mutt!
    Narcian: Y-you vermin!! I'll see you suffer!
    " — Clarine and Narcian, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Disregarding your failure, my reputation is at stake! They defeated a dragon, so they must be more hardy than I expected. Yet if I can't defeat them here, people will doubt my ability..." — Narcian, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "Cecilia, was it? We'll see who has the last laugh!" — Narcian, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "Narcian: If you would allow it, Your Majesty, will you leave her to me?
    Zephiel: Why?
    Narcian: She has caused me...certain difficulties. I want to see that she suffers for them.
    Zephiel: Hmph. Very well. Do as you wish.
    " — Narcian and Zephiel, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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