|“||I’m sorry to have worried you. When I see an injured person, I must help. I seldom think of the consequences to myself.||”|
— Natasha to Seth
Natasha (Japanese: ナターシャ Natasha) is a cleric who appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. She was a cleric in Grado's Imperial Temple until Emperor Vigarde silenced one of the temple's leaders. Branded a traitor, Natasha fled the temple in an effort to tell someone outside the empire what she knew about Vigarde's intentions.
Natasha first appears in Chapter 5, trying to evade the Grado army in Serafew. She bumps into Joshua, who remarks that she looks flustered, she attempts to tell Joshua about the dark events concerning prince Lyon, but he states that it is not his problem. Some Grado soldiers find her and order her to surrender, but she protests, trying to convince the soldiers that the emperor is not himself. Eirika appears, confused as to why a cleric would betray the throne of Grado. Natasha takes the opportunity to run to Eirika to inform her of her burden of knowledge. However, Eirika tells her to wait until the battle has ended. During the battle, Natasha can recruit Joshua by speaking to him. Afterwards, Natasha shares her story of Vigarde change of character and his intention to destroy the Sacred Stones. Following this encounter, Natasha joins Eirika's party and travels with her for the rest of the game.
Despite her seemingly important expository role and Natasha's very early detection and foreshadowing of the mysterious happenings in Grado, her character disappears for the rest of the game in terms of story dialogue. However, this is not uncommon in the series as a whole when it comes to characterization, with any further story revelations only coming in her support conversations. She learns the true nature of the events from Knoll in their support conversations.
Starting stats and growth rates
|Bishop||+3||+1||+2||+1||+0||+2||+2||+1||+1||Slayer||+ 40, D|
Personality and Character
Natasha is an honorable cleric. No matter the situation, she cares first and foremost for the well-being of others. On the battlefield, she is often the first healer to arrive to aid the wounded. In doing so, she sometimes forgets to analyze her surroundings, and gets in trouble more often than she should. She is humble, thinking nothing of the healing work that she does, only that it is her duty to protect others. She is supportive of her friends, no matter their background or home country, and strives to learn about the struggles of her own country so that she can better lend herself to help.
In her interactions with other people, she is generally shy at first, but easily warms up to conversation. Though she is a servant of the church, she stretches her bounds, participating in bets with Joshua and conversing with Knoll about top secret Grado information. She is very sweet, praising Franz for his pure heart and his handiness, and helping Cormag with an injured kitten. Both Cormag and Joshua remark that she has a nice smile.
Natasha says that she was born in a village near the border of Grado and Renais, and that she was always worried about the safety of that village. At some point in time, she elected to serve Grado's Imperial Temple, where she had a mentor she admired. She admits to seeing the mages (Specifically speaking to Knoll, implying the particular division of mages were actually shamans) of the temple, but not associating much with them, as they and the clerics differ in philosophy. Eventually, Vigarde came to the temple and had Natasha's mentor killed for blasphemy. Natasha then fled, and ended up in Serafew, where she met Eirika.
Natasha, Sacred Healer
Once the war was over, Natasha returned to Grado to help rebuild the empire. She dedicated herself to easing the grief of those families that lost soldiers during the war.
Seth and Natasha
Natasha returned to Renais with Seth, where the two were wed. The reconstruction of Renais kept them busy, but when all the work was done, they settled down to live their days in peace and happiness.
Joshua and Natasha
When Joshua returned to Jehanna, he took Natasha as his bride and claimed the throne as its rightful heir. Natasha was the perfect companion, and together, they carried the mighty desert nation to great glory.
|“||I can't let myself die here... Someone has to hear my tale...||”|
— Natasha, in Chapter 5
|“||My fate is irrelevant...The world must have...light.||”|
Fire Emblem Cipher
Natasha is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Natasha|
|Sacred Healer, Natasha|
||"May the sacred light surround us and protect us all."|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Bishop||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
| "The world must have light...!": [Activate]   Choose a card in your Retreat Area with the same name as your Main Character. Add the chosen card to your hand. Also, choose a card in your Retreat Area except for "Natasha", and place it on top of your deck.|
Slayer: [Always] While this unit is attacking a enemy, this unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B11-018HN • Artist: Niko Komori|
|Truth-Knowing Cleric, Natasha|
|"The other nations must be warned before the emperor extinguishes all light from our lands."|
|Attack: 30||Support: 20||Range: -||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Cleric||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
| Heal: [Activate]   Choose a card in your Retreat Area except "Natasha" and add that card to your hand.|
Miracle Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your opponent’s attacking unit cannot perform a Critical Hit.
|Card #B11-019N • Artist: Niko Komori|
| Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Natasha .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Natasha||Russian diminutive of Natalya, a Latin name meaning "birthday".|
|Japanese||ナターシャ||Officially romanized as Natasha.|
Artwork of Natasha from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
- Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Natasha, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 9 September 2018
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|