|“||Seiros! I will kill you! Do not get in my way! All those who stand in my way...will be destroyed!||”|
Nemesis (Japanese: ネメシス Nemesis) is a character who appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He was a significant figure in the history of Fódlan; he fought in the War of Heroes that led to its formation, and is largely responsible for the Crest system that exists in modern Fódlan.
Nemesis was a leader of a group of bandits, but stole the remains of the goddess Sothis from the Holy Tomb. He later went to Zanado, the Red Canyon, and slaughtered several children of the goddess using the Sword of the Creator, which he obtained through unknown methods, and used their bodies to gain even more power, and brought war to the continent. He likely had help from those who slither in the dark. This would later be known as the Red Canyon Tragedy. In the Imperial Year 91 at the Tailtean Plains, Nemesis faced Seiros in battle, but was disarmed and brutally stabbed to death. Afterwards, in order to use him as an inspiration to the masses, Seiros spread the false narrative that Nemesis was the King of Liberation, granted the Sword of the Creator and the Crest of Flames by Sothis, and he slew several evil gods, only for his power to drive him mad.
If Byleth chooses to lead the Golden Deer, those who slither in the dark's millennium-long plan for revenge against Seiros culminates in his successful resurrection in Imperial Year 1186. Nemesis promptly raises an army of undead soldiers and cuts a bloody swathe through eastern Fódlan in an attempt to reach Seiros at Garreg Mach Monastery, but he is slain for good by Leicester forces led by Byleth and Claude.
Nemesis is the final boss of the Golden Deer route, Verdant Wind.
Normal Hard Maddening
|“||Feeble creature... Prepare to die!||”|
— Nemesis, as a boss in Verdant Wind Chapter 22.
|“||That sword... You bear the Crest of Flames, just as I do.||”|
— Nemesis, as a boss fighting Byleth in Verdant Wind Chapter 22.
- If his temporary stat boosts from Mighty King of Legend and the Einherjar battalion are counted, Nemesis has the highest stat total of any unit in the Fire Emblem series, with a grand total of 706 (including Mov) or 701 (not including Mov) on Maddening mode.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Nemesis||Nemesis is an ancient Greek goddess who enacts retribution upon those who succumb to arrogance before the gods. Ironically, Nemesis himself is killed in an act of retribution.|
|Japanese||ネメシス||Nemesis, as above.|
Nemesis swings the Sword of the Creator in his face-off with Seiros.
Seiros and Nemesis clash blades.
- "Seteth: Nemesis, the King of Liberation... The man who received the Sword of the Creator from the goddess and became a hero. However...
Rhea: Nemesis was originally the leader of a group of bandits. He plundered the Holy Tomb and stole the remains of the progenitor god. When Nemesis appeared in Zanado some time later, he already wielded the Sword of the Creator.
Byleth: How did he get the Sword of the Creator?
Rhea: The legend that the goddess gifted him the sword so that he could fight the wicked gods...is false. That story was created after the fact. I do not know how Nemesis obtained the sword, or why he appeared in Zanado. But he used that sword to massacre the people there. The children of the progenitor god. From their corpses he gained even more power, and brought war to Fódlan... A mere bandit like Nemesis would not have been capable of anything so monstrous on his own...
Seteth: It was surmised that someone was collaborating with Nemesis, and there was a massive investigation to uncover who it was. But the truth was never discovered. I am now certain that his accomplices were those who slither in the dark." — Rhea and Seteth, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- "You must not allow Fódlan's bloody history...the Red Canyon Tragedy...to repeat itself..." — Rhea, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|