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Portrait nichol fe14.png
Artwork of Nichol from Fire Emblem Fates.

An apathetic Nohrian soldier with a fierce will to survive at any cost.







Starting class

Malig Knight

Voiced by


Fire Emblem Fates

Heh. Sing like that again, and I might just let my comrade pluck out your tongue. Then again, my band of malevolent brothers is in dire need of amusement. So carry on. Scream your heart out. Top of your lungs now...
— Nichol, threatening a villager to pay a toll.

Nichol (Japanese: ナハト Nacht) is a character in Fire Emblem Fates. A Nohrian leader of a band of thieves, he serves as the boss of Sophie's paralogue. Nichol can be captured, and thus recruited, in all three routes of Fates. Like all other captureable bosses, Nichol has no supports or Private Quarters interactions.

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Starting stats and growth rates

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range. The figures to the left of the ~ are taken from a Chapter 8 playthrough, the earliest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken in the Birthright and Conquest campaigns; the figures to the right of the ~ are taken from a Chapter 23 playthrough, the point where this boss hits level 20 and stops scaling from there.

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait nichol fe14.png
Ma 3ds02 malig knight nichol playable.gif Malig Knight
Level 5~20
Movement 8
Recruitment: Bold Approach, persuade or bribe in the prison after Orochi or Niles captures him

Stats Growths Mods Pair Up

Max HP 33~44 Speed 13~18
Strength 17~25 Luck 11~13
Magic 8~16 Defense 16~23
Skill 13~19 Resistance 13~20
Inventory Skills
Silver Axe*
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas -- Lances/Naginata -- Axes/Clubs B Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls C Staves/Rods -- Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones --

Reclassing options

Small portrait nichol fe14.png
Base classes:*
Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Malig Knight
Reclass options:
See reclass for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Wyvern Lord 45% 60% 20% 60% 55% 20% 55% 20%

Skill set

Skill set
Skill Learned at
Is 3ds02 strength +2.png Strength +2 Starting from level 6. Innate in Lunatic mode.
Is 3ds02 lunge.png Lunge Starting from level 7. Innate in Lunatic mode.
Is 3ds02 savage blow.png Savage Blow Malig Knight, starting from level 8
(From level 6 on Lunatic)
Is 3ds02 trample.png Trample Malig Knight, starting from level 15
Is 3ds02 rally defense.png Rally Defense Wyvern Lord, starting from level 8
(From level 6 on Lunatic)
Is 3ds02 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker Wyvern Lord, starting from level 15
The above skill list does not include skills obtained via DLC.

Personality and character

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Battle quote

What hope do any of you pathetic fools have against me? But you, friend, have an especially hopeful light in your eyes. Come closer. I'll be glad to extinguish it for you.
— Nichol's battle quote in Paralogue 5

Death quote

It was... inevitable.
— Nichol's defeated quote
So hope triumphed in the end? Not cruelty? It seems I backed the wrong horse. Alas, no turning back now...
— Nichol's death quote

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates An apathetic Nohrian soldier with a fierce
will to survive at any cost.


  • Nichol possesses a critical cut-in portrait, a trait shared with Candace, and lacked by bosses that could be considered much more significant, like Iago and Hans. Additionally, his name is located among the names of characters that can exclusively marry Corrin[2] suggesting he had a more significant role before becoming a paralogue boss.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes


Variant of Nicholas, a name of Greek origin meaning "victory for the people" made popular by Saint Nicholas.



Romanized in the internal game files as Nacht. Nacht is German, Dutch, and West Frisian for "night".















Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Nacht; used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Heroes.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Nichol Voice - Fire Emblem: Fates (Video Game), Behind the Voice Actors, Retrieved: October 20, 2016
  2. "It's likely Nichol and Candace were going to playable characters and not just capturable bosses. Both of their names appear near the start of the character list alongside the other Avatar-only-supporters. In addition, they have critical cut-ins and Twitter avatars." — VincentASM, Interesting Unused Content & Trivia in Fates,, Published: March 5th, 2016, Retrieved: September 1st, 2016
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Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright
DLC Anna
amiibo IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Non-playable characters CadrosCassitaIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
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Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Endgame: Dawn Breaks
6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Endgame: Night Breaks Through
6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Endgame: Anankos
Paralogues 1: Tragic Start • 2: Dragon Blood • 3: Surprise Duet • 4: Fight or Flight • 5: Bold Approach • 6: Herbal Remedy • 7: Father & Liege • 8: A Great Hunt • 9: Saizo vs. Saizo • 10: Hunter & Prey • 11: A Long Grudge • 12: Sweet Dreams • 13: Truly Talented • 14: After the End • 15: Hidden Bravery • 16: Abducted • 17: Two Defenders • 18: Nutty Family • 19: Great Heroism • 20: Ultimate Power • 21: Bright Smile • 22: Abrupt Clash
Invasions Birthright: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3Conquest: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3Revelation: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Notre SagesseValla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Dragon VeinMy Castle
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