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Is wii nihil.png
Icon of the Nihil skill in Radiant Dawn.

Negates enemy's combat-related skills.




15 (in Path of Radiance)
20 (in Radiant Dawn)


Nihil (Japanese: 見切り Seeing All) is a combat skill which debuted in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. Its primary purpose across all of its appearances is to temporarily disable any and all combat skills used by enemy units, preventing them being used upon the bearer of Nihil. In Radiant Dawn, it is particularly important in the Part 4 Endgame, owing to its ability to protect its user from both the mastery skills used by its bosses and from the counter-attacking effect of the Aurora skill in the final stage; additionally, the skill Mantle also incorporates the effects of Nihil.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 nihil.png Negates the foe's offensive skills, critical hits and bonus damage. -- -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 nihil.png Negates the foe's combat skills. -- -- --
Path of Radiance Is gcn nihil.png Negates the foe's combat skills. -- 15 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii nihil.png Negates the foe's combat skills. -- 20 --


Genealogy of the Holy War

Units (As a personal skill) First Generation: AlecAyraDeirdre
Second Generation: (Any set of two children*), if Alec was their father • JuliaLarceiSeliphScáthach

Thracia 776

Units (As a personal skill) SaiasTrewd
Items Shadow SwordMareeta's SwordNihil M

Path of Radiance

Units CalillNasir
Items Nihil

Radiant Dawn

Units Black Knight*CalillNasirNolan
Items Nihil
Event Part 4 Prologue, Ike upon promoting to Vanguard

Flavor text

Game Text
Genealogy of the Holy War User is immune to
critical hits, skills,
and crippling hits.*
Thracia 776 Negates all of
enemy's skills*
Path of Radiance Negates enemy's combat-
related skills.
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu)
Cancel enemy combat-
related skills.
Radiant Dawn
Cancel enemy combat-related skills. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Nihil Latin: "nothing", "nothingness". The root of the modern English word "annihilation".
Awareness Popularised by Serenes Forest and the fan translations of Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, prior to the English release of Path of Radiance.
Japanese 見切り Romanized as Grasp in its internal file name in Path of Radiance, and as Nihil in the same in Radiant Dawn. The noun form of the Japanese verb 見切る, which can be taken to mean both "to see all" (hence the name "Awareness" in fan translations and the eye icon) and "to abandon" (hence the English name's reference to nothingness).[1]
Spanish Arrojo Daring
French Nihil As above.
German Negation Negation
Italian Vuoto Void



  1. 見切る, jisho, Retrieved: 2015-06-30

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Standard skills BargainCharmDanceMiracleParagonRenewal
Combat skills AccostAdeptCriticalNihilPaviseFollow-UpStealVantageWrath
Special sword skills AstraLunaSol
Uncategorized skills CantoRecoverReturn
Unused skills Darkness SwordHoly Sword
Skills in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Skills in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Experience-related skills BlossomParagon
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CelerityCantoMove AgainSaviorShoveSmite
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCorrosionCounterGambleGuardInsightNihilParityProvokeReinforceRenewalSerenityShadeTempestVantageVigilance
Class skills KnifeLuminaMove AgainShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBlessingBoonCancelColossusDeadeyeFlareLethalityLunaRoarSolStunVortex
Enemy-exclusive skills DisciplineDaunt
Skills in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Command skills FlourishGambleGaldrarGlareParitySacrificeShoveSmiteStealWildheart
Counter skills CounterHowlMaelstromQuickclawShriek
Bonus damage skills BeastfoeBirdfoeDragonfoeNullify
Experience-related skills BlossomDisciplineParagon
Healing skills BlessingBoonGaldrarImbueMantleRenewalSacrifice
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CantoCelerityGaldrarPassSaviorShoveSmite
Proximity skills Blood TideDauntNight TideWhite Pool
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCancelFortuneGuardMercyNihilPaviseProvokeVantage
Beorc-exclusive skills CorrosionDisarmDisciplineShadeStillness
Laguz-exclusive skills BlessingBlood TideBoonFormshiftGaldrarHowlInsightMaelstromNight TideQuickclawShriekVigilanceWhite PoolWildheart
Class skills CantoCritical +ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora