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Portrait nuibaba fe15.png
Nuibaba's portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Male (Gaiden)
Female (Shadows of Valentia)





Starting class

Arcanist (Gaiden)
Witch (Shadows of Valentia)

An unsettling face peered down at them through the pitch black darkness. It was the legendary arcanist Nuibaba, mistress of Fear Mountain and terror to all. By offering up her soul, she had purchased the very darkest of sortilege; a single word from her lips was enough to snuff out life itself.
— Pre-map narration

Nuibaba (Japanese: ヌイババ, Nuibaba) is a minor antagonist first appearing in Fire Emblem Gaiden, in which he appears as an Arcanist who presides over Fear Mountain from his manor. He is presumably a high-ranking member of Duma's clergy, as he has Marla, Jedah's daughter, under his command to guard Fear Mountain. He wields the powerful magic spell, Medusa, which he is said to have received in exchange for his soul.[1]

Nuibaba was redesigned significantly in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, now appearing as a female Witch. Additionally, Nuibaba is stated to sacrifice girls from all over Rigel to monsters in order to preserve her youth.[2]

Fire Emblem Gaiden


Nuibaba appears somewhat early in Act 4; he is holding Tatiana hostage to keep Zeke under the control of Jerome.

The Mage Ring in his inventory makes him a formidable opponent, as it greatly increases the range of his Medusa spell.

Boss data

Portrait nuibaba fe02.png
Level 10
Max HP 40 Luck 0
Strength 12 Defense 9
Skill 7 Resistance 8
Speed 8 Movement 4
Equipment Spells
Is nes02 ring.pngMage Ring Fortify
X mark.png
X mark.png
B. Magic
Yes check.png
X mark.png
X mark.png
W. Magic
Yes check.png

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Nuibaba has been shown in promotional materials for Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, and has been redesigned and is now a witch. She, like in Gaiden, holds Tatiana hostage to keep Zeke under Jerome's control.

Her role is expanded from Gaiden, she offers to perform sacrificial rituals and initiation rites for Berkut to obtain more power from Duma. He rejects her offers; though he would later go on to sacrifice Rinea.

Boss data

Normal Hard


Battle quotes

...Go forth, Medusa! Now is the time you must fulfill your contract with me!
— Nuibaba in Gaiden.
Come close... Let me share with you death's embrace!
— Nuibaba in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Death quotes

I-I have erred...
— Nuibaba in Gaiden
Ahhhh... It cannot be... I won't be...
— Nuibaba in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


  • The opening to the fight against Nuibaba is the only map in the entirety of Gaiden to have any sort of chapter narration.
  • While referred to with male pronouns in the original game, Nuibaba is female in the remake. This could be due to the "baba" portion of his name could be construed as coming from old woman and the character's association with the female monster, Medusa.
  • Despite Nuibaba's class being changed to witch, Nuibaba is still referred to as an arcanist outside of gameplay.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Nuibaba As of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Japanese ヌイババ Officially romanized as Nuibaba.
(Latin America)


Sprite Gallery
Portrait nuibaba fe02.png Arcanist
Bs fe02 enemy nuibaba arcanist magic.png
Black magic


  1. "By offering up her soul, she had purchased the very darkest of sortilege; a single word from her lips was enough to snuff out life itself." - Pre-map narration, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  2. "Nuibaba gathered young and comely girls from all across Rigel. She made sacrifices of them—fed them to monsters to preserve her own youth." - Cleric in Nuibaba's Abode, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMathildaMaeMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLipricaMassenaMilaLima IV
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJarth*JedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Death MasksBook of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors
Related topics Name chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakening) • SidequestsSound TestTimelineUnused contentWorld map