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Artwork of Python from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.





25 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)



Starting class


Voiced by

Doug Erholtz
(English, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

The only reason I joined the army was because it pays better. The world can rot so long as I've still got food on the table.
— Python

Python (Japanese: パイソン Paison) is a Zofian archer appearing in Fire Emblem Gaiden. He is a member of the Zofian Deliverance.

Fire Emblem Gaiden


Python at first doesn't allow Alm and friends to enter the Deliverance Hideout. However, it was explained to him that they were new recruits. He allows them to enter, and tells them to be careful of the monsters within. After Alm returns with Clive, he agrees to help them with liberating Zofia Castle.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait python fe02.png
Level 3
Recruitment: Chapter 1, speak with Alm in the Deliverance Hideout after recruiting Clive.

Stats Growth Rates

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B. Magic
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W. Magic
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Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Luck Def Res Move Weapon level
Sniper +x to 30 +x to 12 +x to 6 +x to 6 +0 +x to 6 +x to 2 +1 --
Bow Knight +x to 40 +x to 16 +x to 8 +x to 8 +0 +x to 10 +x to 6 +3 --
  • In Gaiden, promotion gains consist on giving the character as many points as necessary -the "x" value shown in the table- to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Starting stats and growth rates

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Level 3
Age 25
Fatigue tol. 0.45
Recruitment: Chapter 1, speak with Alm in the Deliverance Hideout after recruiting Clive.

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
None --
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Promotion stat gains

Personality and character

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Python is somewhat apathetic to the world around him, and only joined the Deliverance due to superior pay to his previous carpentry job[1] in addition to Forsyth's insistence.[2] Python and Forsyth have known each other since childhood; Python thinks of Forsyth as a, perhaps naive, dreamer.[3] Python, however, prefers to take a more objective view on life, and pays little heed to dreams and instead focuses on obtaining necessities.[4]


Main article: Python/Supports



In order to protect villages from plundering bandits, he put all his effort into serving as the captain of a vigilante group.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

If Forsyth survived
While the One Kingdom offered him a knighthood, Python chose a quieter life as head of a frontier militia that defended villages and towns from brigands. His old friend would visit now and then, often with a bottle the two would use to wile the night away.

If Forsyth died
Python accepted a knighthood from the One Kingdom, growing into a new man who worked diligently—almost as if possessed by Forsyth. Sadly, he died a few short years later while fighting to suppress a rebellion, his wounds claiming him while he was far too young.


Battle quotes

Congrats. You came in SECOND!
— Python upon defeating an enemy

The Final Battle quote

Ugh, people who go on and on about power are just the WORST.
— Python

Death quotes

Tsk, my bad...
— Python, in Gaiden.
Heh... Better start building a coffin... Damn. I can't even take dying seriously...
— Python's death quote in Classic Mode in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Ow! Damn. This just stopped being fun. So long, everyone! Gotta live to fight another day and all that.
— Python's retreat quote in Casual Mode in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Other appearances

Python only appears in Gaiden.



Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Python --
• Python
• Pay
• Used in the latest Gaiden fan translation.
• Used in the older Gaiden fan translation.
Japanese パイソン Officially romanized as Paison.
(Latin America)


Sprite Gallery
Portrait python fe02.png Archer Sniper Bow Knight
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  1. "...You want to talk? 'Bout what? ...About me? Hell, I'm no one special. Pa was a carpenter, and I'm less still. The only reason I joined the army was because it pays better. The world can rot so long as I've still got food on the table. Oh, but don't worry! I'll fight and all that noise. I'm nothing if not diligent. Ha ha ha." - Python to Alm in a base conversation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  2. "...How did I end up in the army? Not this again. Well, if you have to know, Forsyth talked me into it." - Python to Alm in a base conversation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  3. "We grew up together, see? He's a dreamer, that one. When he was little, he said he'd be a Knight of Zofia one day. Hah! He'd have to go back in time and crawl into some noble womb first." - Python, on Forsyth to Alm in a base conversation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  4. "Look, I'm not like other folks. I don't like chasing wildly after some dream. Dreams don't fill the belly, and they sure don't pay for life's other comforts. So you know what? I'm happier without 'em." - Python to Forsyth, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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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
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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
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