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|“||What a nuisance. I might have known the Hoshidan army would be here. "There's a young girl in there! We've got to take her into custody!" Blah blah blah. Children barely out of the womb to capture a grown woman. Pathetic. It makes me sick. This is why I usually choose to remain hidden from the ignorant masses. *sigh*||”|
Nyx (Japanese: ニュクス Nyx) is a character in Fire Emblem Fates. A Dark Mage from Nohr born to a family of talented mages, Nyx is playable in two of Fates's campaigns, Conquest and Revelation. Her primary profession is that of a fortune teller.
Nyx is first seen where she is wandering around Fort Dragonfall. Unfortunately, a group of Hoshidans, who had captured Azura, were in the fort. When they approached Nyx, they thought she was a young girl and tried to take her into protective custody, but she managed to escape them.
The Nohrian Army had also arrived in Fort Dragonfall in order to pass through to the port town of Dia, though they had to fight the Hoshidans stationed there. Corrin finds Nyx and wonders what she is doing out all alone, and also mistakes her as a young girl. While Nyx initially refuses Corrin's attempts to have her join the army, she eventually decides to join since as she expressed a desire of companionship which she had not had for a while. After joining the Nohrian army, she informs Corrin about a breakable wall near her which could be used to ambush the Hoshidans and allow the Nohrians to win. Nyx later helps settle the age old conflict between Hoshido and Nohr.
Nyx appears where she stumbles into the Sevenfold Sanctuary in an attempt to hide from the masses. Corrin finds her and asks her if she needs help, which she refuses. Nyx decides to join the army, after noticing Corrin's determination at such a young age and believing that they may be able to understand her.
Starting stats and growth rates
Enemy - Prologue
Growth rates when reclassed
Sorcerer Dark Knight Outlaw Bow Knight Adventurer
Promotion stat gains
Dark Mage Outlaw
|Countercurse||Personal skill, innate and unremovable|
|Malefic Aura||Dark Mage, starting from level 10|
|Vengeance||Sorcerer, starting from level 5|
|Bowbreaker||Sorcerer, starting from level 15|
|Seal Magic||Dark Knight, starting from level 5|
|Lifetaker||Dark Knight, starting from level 15|
|Locktouch||Outlaw, starting from level 10|
|Movement +1||Outlaw, starting from level 10|
|Rally Skill||Bow Knight, starting from level 5|
|Shurikenbreaker||Bow Knight, starting from level 15|
|Lucky Seven||Adventurer, starting from level 5|
|Pass||Adventurer, starting from level 15|
|The above skill list does not include skills obtained via Supports and DLC.|
Nyx is one of the characters added to the game in the Echoes of Truth update, and became available for summoning by players on July 19, 2021. Only one variation of Nyx is currently available in Heroes, based on her Fates incarnation.
- Nyx: Rulebreaker Mage is only available at 5★ rarity.
|A||Spd/Res Solo 1||★★★★★||60 SP|
|A||Spd/Res Solo 2||★★★★★||120 SP|
|A||Spd/Res Solo 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
|A||Spd/Res Solo 4||★★★★★||300 SP|
|B||Null Follow-Up 1||★★★★★||60 SP|
|B||Null Follow-Up 2||★★★★★||120 SP|
|B||Null Follow-Up 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
Personality and character
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- Main article: Nyx/Supports
Nyx, Cursed by Youth (single ending)
Nyx was offered many honors and positions of power, but refused them all to live among the people. While she is not listed in official records, bards tell of an eternally young fortune teller of eerie skill.
Corrin, Crux of Fate & Nyx, Cursed by Youth (Conquest)
Corrin was hailed as a hero, working alongside his spouse to spread peace worldwide. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Corrin, King of Valla & Nyx, Cursed by Youth (Revelation)
The two spent the rest of their lives together, Corrin ruling as the wise King of Valla. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Jakob, Devoted Servant & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
Jakob served as a butler for the rest of his life, but his true love was reserved for his wife alone. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Kaze, Easygoing Ninja & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Subaki, Mr. Perfect & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
Subaki was appointed chief of the pegasus knights and served with a perfect record. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Silas, Loyal Knight & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Hayato, The Kid & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
After the war, Hayato traveled the world before replacing Fuga as chief of the Wind Tribe. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Arthur, Hapless Hero & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
Arthur returned to his true calling, justice. Scholars believe his luck improved slightly after the war. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Odin, Aching Blood & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
There are no official records of Odin from after the war, but much was written about (and by) him. There are no records of Nyx from after the war, but supposedly she only used her magic to help others.
Niles, Cruel to be Kind & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
Niles continued to take care of Lord Leo's dirty work while helping reform Nohr's criminal population. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Laslow, Dancing Duelist & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
Laslow vanished after the war, but he inspired generations of dancers and rallied the spirits of many. There are no records of Nyx from after the war, but supposedly she only used her magic to help others.
Benny, Gentle Giant & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
Benny was assigned to train new soldiers but soon retired to live in the forest with his animal friends. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Leo, Sorcerous Prince & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
Leo sacrificed much for Nohr, leading the effort to spread King Xander's radical new policies. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Keaton, Lupine Collector & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
Keaton returned to his homeland. He frequently visited old friends and got lost on the way home. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Xander, Paragon Knight & Nyx, Cursed by Youth
As King of Nohr, Xander laid the foundation for a new era of peace and prosperity for the kingdom. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Nyx is currently featured on five cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- Two of the below cards' quotes and one further card's epithet are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Nyx|
|Darkness Concealed in Youth, Nyx|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Sorcerer||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|Countercurse: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When this card is attacked and destroyed in battle with an opposing unit, your opponent chooses one card in their hand and discards it.|
|Card #B02-083HN • Artist: Koichiro Yamada/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS|
|Cursed Shaman, Nyx|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 2|
|Class: Dark Mage||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Youthful Figure: [Trigger] At the end of your turn, if you have six or more cards in your hand, discard until you have five.|
|Card #B02-084N • Artist: Koichiro Yamada/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS|
|Taboo Dark Mage, Nyx|
|"I'm alone. But I'm happy that way."|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Dark Mage||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Curse: [Trigger] When this unit is deployed, destroy one of your allied units other than your Main Character.|
Dark Mage's Emblem: [Support] If your opponent has five or more cards in their hand, they must choose one card from their hand and discard it.
|Card #B06-080N • Artist: Marue|
|Forbidden Caster, Nyx|
|"You might actually be able to understand me. You can use my power as you see fit."|
|Attack: 50||Support: 30||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Dark Falcon||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|Unsigned Grimoire: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Send 1 card from your hand to the Retreat Area] Choose 1 non-Main Character enemy whose attack exceeds that of this unit, and destroy them.|
Taboo-Touching Finger: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When an enemy is destroyed by the effect of a skill, you may choose 1 of your opponent's Bond cards, and flip it face-down.
|Card #B20-031SR(+) • Artist: Kawasumi • Autograph: Juri Kimura|
(Autograph credit appears only on B20-031SR+)
|"I'm afraid my situation is beyond your ability to comprehend. All I want is to live in solitude and to avoid the harsh gaze of the world around me... Is that really too much to ask?"|
|Attack: 30||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Dark Mage||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Curse of Eternal Youth: [Always] Any Support skills belonging to cards supporting enemies who have a Deployment Cost of 1 are unable to come into effect.|
Sealspell Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, any Support skills that your opponent's Support card possesses are unable to come into effect.
|Card #B20-032N • Artist: Kawasumi|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Nyx .
|Fates||A curse-casting Nohrian who is far older
than her appearance would suggest.
|Heroes||A mage who once grew so overwhelmed by her
own power, she cast a forbidden spell, inflicting
unspeakable loss. Appears in Fire Emblem Fates.
- Nyx's circlet is available as an accessory in My Castle.
- Nyx is the only playable first generation Nohrian character who cannot be encountered in Birthright, and is one of two first generation playable units who are not encountered in all three routes, the other being Gunter.
- Nyx, Mozu and Izana are the only characters who cannot be fought in any route or DLC map in Fates.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
From Nyx, the Greek goddess of the night.
Romanized in the internal game files as Nyx.
Portrait artwork of Nyx from Fates.
Nyx's Live 2D model from Fates.
Artwork of Nyx from the 4Koma character book.
- Fire Emblem: Fates (2016 Video Game), Behind the Voice Actors, Retrieved: May 1, 2016
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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