||Grrr...Look at this mess! I paid you good money to help me outmaneuver everyone else and catch the Crimean princess's ship first. Everything seemed to be going exactly as we'd planned. But now, we're being attacked by a squad of pegasus knights! We're flying no flags! We've stripped our armor of any crests! They should have no clue who we are! Why are they attacking us!?
— Norris, to Naesala
Norris (Japanese: ノシトヒ Nositohi) is a commander in the Daein army who fought in the Mad King's War. After Ike, Elincia, and the Greil Mercenaries escaped from Daein-controlled Crimea in a skirmish at Port Toha, Norris took a ship and pursued them on their voyage to Begnion, removing all Daein flags and identification from his men and ship to disguise their allegiance. Acting on information he purchased from Naesala, Norris's ship accidentally attacked a Begnion ship carrying the Apostle Sanaki, and he was abandoned by Naesala to confront both the Greil Mercenaries and the Begnion army.
Norris is the boss in Chapter 13. As the chapter is a defense chapter, his defeat is optional and he can be avoided. Defeating him does not end the chapter.
Personality and character
Norris is smug and overconfident, and believed that his plan to capture Elincia was perfect and failed only because Naesala lied to him. However, he was easily flustered and enraged when his plan failed to work, and quickly turned on Naesala for lying to him even when he offered to sell his services to help Norris against the Greil Mercenaries and Begnion army. While on his expedition he feared the punishment that would come if he and his men were discovered to be Daein soldiers, so he swore all of his men to secrecy as they abandoned ship. When two citizens of Toha betrayed Elincia to tell Norris that she had fled aboard a ship, while Norris gladly took advantage of this information, he still mercilessly sentenced them to hard labor as the "payment" they demanded while denouncing them as vile worms.
Against Ike in Chapter 13
Norris: Ugh... You've come this far!? You've ruined my plans and killed my men! By rights, the princess should have been long dead by now!
Ike: What we agreed to do... was to protect the cabin. But I can accomplish that mission if I crush you now.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||From an english surname meaning either; "from the north" as who originated in the north or someone who lived in the northern part of a settlement from Old French norreis or "wet nurse, foster mother" from Old French nurise, norrice.
||Romanized as NOSITOHI in his internal file name.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Pegasus knights? Begnion sent their holy guard here? Blast! Accursed crows... My plan was perfect! It's over...Men, into the seas! Swim for your lives! And if you get caught, tell 'em nothing! Not a word about our homeland, or your life is forfeit!" — Norris, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
- ↑ "Naesala: Tell me, walker, are my soldiers proving useful?
Norris: K-King Kilvas!
Naesala: What? Aren't you happy to see me?
Norris: Grrr...Look at this mess! I paid you good money to help me outmaneuver everyone else and catch the Crimean princess's ship first. Everything seemed to be going exactly as we'd planned. But now, we're being attacked by a squad of pegasus knights! We're flying no flags! We've stripped our armor of any crests! They should have no clue who we are! Why are they attacking us!?
Naesala: Didn't you know? That is a Begnion ship you're attacking.
Norris: What?!? That's...a Begnion ship? It was your featherbrained lackey who told us that Princess Crimea was aboard that vessel!
Naesala: Call it a miscommunication...One of those unfortunate misunderstandings that seem to happen now and again.
Norris: You deceitful...King Kilvas! I wouldn't be surprised if you'd planned this treachery from the start!
Naesala: Such unkind words! You wound me. I would never intentionally lie to you. And as proof, I bring good news. I have it on unshakable authority that the ship that just sailed up alongside Begnion's carries the Crimean princess.
Norris: Oh...But unless we can break through the Begnion ranks, there's nothing we can do...
Naesala: Would you care for some assistance?
Norris: And what would it cost me this time?
Naesala: You learn quickly, my friend. Let's see, you'd be receiving my own royal assistance, so...double--no, triple rates.
Norris: Ludicrous! So much gold... Where would I...
Naesala: I suppose I could defer payment until later. Of course, that does bring up the question of interest...
Norris: Leave my sight! I wouldn't seek your aid if the world were burning down around me!
Naesala: Very well, we've no more to discuss. Call me if you change your mind. I'll find a nice perch and enjoy the show.
Norris: Curse you! You're no better than your feral cousins!" — Naesala and Norris, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
- ↑ "Norris: Are you sure that's true?
Soldier: Yes! You can ask these two for more details.
Mister: The two of us, we're here representing the townsfolk.
Norris: You say that a green-haired lass boarded that ship?
Youth: Y-yes! She had a very noble bearing about her...And she was beautiful.
Mister: Her name was...Ellie? Ellen? They called her something like that.
Norris: It's true! Princess Elincia...Ha ha! My luck has changed.
Youth: All of us, all the townsfolk, are ready to cooperate in any way we can! If you would keep that in mind...Um...
Norris: Believe me, I understand your...loyalty.
Mister: Well then...
Norris: You there! Come here!
Soldier: Yes, sir! Right here.
Norris: Get these two worms out of here. Find the hardest physical labor in this town and get these fools started. Work 'em from dusk to dawn without stopping. Work 'em until they can no longer move! You got that!
Soldier: Yes, sir! Understood, sir!
Youth: B-but, that's...
Mister: Why? Why would you...
Norris: Stop your whining. How else am I to reward worms vile enough to sell their own princess to the enemy? Enjoy your payment, you greedy dastards! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Youth: Our own...princess? That's not...It can't be. It can't!
Mister: No...Nooooooo!" — Norris, a Daein soldier, and two citizens of Toha, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
- ↑ https://www.behindthename.com/name/norris
||This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.