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

The "Mountain Hermit" devoting her life to historical and magical research.










Mountain Hermit[1]

Starting class


She is an odd character. She is known to some as the Mountain Hermit...
— Canas

Niime (Japanese: ニイメ Nimue), widely known as the "Mountain Hermit", is an Elibean scholar and sorceress famous for her research on dark magic and the Scouring. She is the mother of four sons, among them Canas, and raised Canas's son Hugh following his death.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


Ilia route

Niime was arrested by the Bern occupation army in Ilia, and under Bishop Martel's orders she was forced to use an ancient tome to summon a rain storm in order to obstruct the approach of Roy and the Etrurian army. Instead, however, she used it to freeze the rivers and make a clearer path to Martel for Roy. Once the battle was over, she approached Roy, told him everything she knew of Bern's use of dragons, and joined his army.

Sacae route

Following Roy's successful capture of the Sacaen capital Bulgar, Niime sought an audience with him, piquing his attention with her mention of manaketes. She told him everything she knew of Bern and the manaketes in its service, and joined his army.

Starting stats and growth rates

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Level 18
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Recruitment: Chapter 19A/20B, automatically from the start.

Stats Growth Rates

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Weapon Levels
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GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif A GBARankStaff.gif A


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Personality and character

Described by Canas as an "odd character", Niime is renowned as a scholar.[2] As a researcher on the Scouring, Niime is fascinated by dragons, but as a result of the vast majority of sources on the subject portraying dragons in a negative light, she too at first accepts the claims describing them as inhuman terrors.[3] Her experiences with Fae changed her views: at first she assumed her to be dangerous and presumably intended to harm or kill her, but rapidly learned otherwise and changed her mind, realizing the folly of killing Fae to preserve "peace".[4]

Niime is a strong believer in the superiority of dark magic over other forms. She once attempted to convince Canas's wife, an anima mage, to adopt the practice of dark magic instead, relenting only because of her exceptional skill with anima magic.[5] She is particularly abrasive toward Hugh for this reason, among others,[6] but ultimately she still holds some fondness for her sole grandson.[7]

Fifty years prior to the Great Movement of Bern, Niime was involved in a relationship with Jodel of the Elimine Church, which came to a messy end under unspecified circumstances.[8]


Main article: Niime/Supports
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Niime - Mountain Hermit
Short: Returned to the mountains and disappeared.

Long: Niime returned to her secluded home in the mountains and continued her research. Although it is said that she solved many of the mysteries of the world, we can never know for sure because she didn't leave any written records of her work.


Battle quotes

This is it! The power I've been searching for!!
— Niime, in the Final Chapter of The Binding Blade.

Death quote

Heheh. My life wasn't too bad, now...
— Niime, in The Binding Blade.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Niime is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Niime
TCGCipher B13-048HN.png Mountain Hermit, Niime



"I am Niime. I live in the mountains, where I study arcane magic. Some call me the Mountain Hermit."
Attack: 60 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Druid Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 4
Unfathomable Dark Power: [Activate] [Tap this unit] [Flip four bond cards] Your opponent chooses 2 cards from their hand, and send them to the Retreat Area.
Ancient Tome: [Activate] [Once per turn] Choose 1 non-lord enemy, and destroy them. This skill cannot be used unless your opponent has no cards in their hand.
Card #B13-048HNArtist: Doji Shiki
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Niime .


  • Niime was initially listed as Nimue on the Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends poll. This was corrected a few days in.
  • Niime is mentioned in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade in Canas and Pent`s B support conversation. Canas mentions how Niime is his mother, which causes Pent to exclaim that "Every mage knows of Niime the Hermit", indicating her fame among magic users, and quickly rushes to tell his wife Louise that he has met the son of Niime.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Niime Corruption of Nimue, one of the names given to the Lady of the Lake of Arthurian mythology.[9]
Japanese ニイメ Officially romanized as Nimue.
Spanish Niime As above.
French Niime As above.
German Niime As above.
Italian Niime As above.


Small portrait niime fe06.png Sprite Gallery
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire Emblem 6: Nimue Artbook Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 22 March 2018
  2. "Pent: ...Unbelievable. Are you telling me that this book was written by someone still alive!? Your mother... How could...
    Canas: Her name is Niime. She is an odd character. She is known to some as the Mountain Hermit...
    Pent: Canas! You are the son of Niime!?
    Canas: ...You know of her?
    Pent: Every mage knows of Niime the hermit!! ...So you are the hermit’s child... That is...remarkable...
    " — Pent and Canas, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  3. "So that's a dragon...mankind's archenemy... But something's...strange... The dragons in the ancient scrolls weren't like that at all. They were much more...ferocious, and inhuman." — Niime, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "What a fool I was... I was willing to do terrible things to an innocent little girl for peace and the safety of our race... What was I thinking... There's no point in peace obtained through such hideous means." — Niime, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "Niime: Your kindness comes from your father, and your talent for anima magic comes from your mother. Your stupidity... That's probably from your grandfather.
    Hugh: What? My mom wasn't a Shaman?
    Niime: At first, I was determined to make my son's wife a Shaman. But your mother was a fine young lady with a distinct talent for anima magic, so I couldn't help but give in. ...I was proud of them both...
    " — Niime and Hugh, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  6. "Niime: Hmph! I can't be dropping dead leaving a pathetic grandson like you on his own. And? It's been three years since I sent you out to study dark magic. I hope you have good excuse for that stench of anima magic that you're surrounding yourself with.
    Hugh: Well, I became a mage.
    Niime: ...Am I finally losing my hearing? I thought I heard you say 'mage.'
    Hugh: I said, I became an anima magic user!
    Niime: You...pathetic idiot! And you dare show your face in front of me!?
    " — Niime and Hugh, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  7. "Hugh: You must be disappointed that all you have left is a pathetic little grandson, eh, Grandma?
    Niime: ...... The strange thing is, I'm not. I can't say how much I missed yelling at you while you were gone. Maybe they really are cuter when they're more troublesome. I certainly want you to live a long and fulfilling life, Hugh.
    " — Hugh and Niime, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  8. "Niime: Well... Long time no see.
    Jodel: Yes... You seem to be doing well.
    Niime: Heh... You've certainly gained more than a few years.
    Jodel: Ah, yes, how embarrassing. You seem to be as young and beautiful as ever.
    Niime: ...Is that an insult?
    Jodel: Of course not. ...It has truly been a long time. How many years has it been?
    Niime:, fifty years? It's been a long time...
    Jodel: Yes... Indeed.
    Niime: ...Now, I think I understand how you felt that time.
    Jodel: Yes... I too understand your argument.
    Niime: But that was a long time's a time that's gone forever. Our paths split on that day. They'll never cross again...
    " — Niime and Jodel, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  9. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Nimue,, Retrieved: 22 March 2018
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Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond DarknessTrial Maps
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