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Python

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Python

Shadows of Valentia Heroes


FESoV Python.png
Artwork of Python from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A member of the Deliverance fighting to free Zofia.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

25 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Nationality

Zofian

Starting class

Archer

Voiced by
Appearance(s)
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 and its remake Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is a member of the Zofian Deliverance.

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Role

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
Ma nes02 archer playable.gif Archer
Level 3
Recruitment: Act 1, speak with Alm in the Deliverance Hideout after recruiting Clive

Stats Growth Rates

Equipment
--
Weapons
Sword
X mark.png
Axe
X mark.png
B. Magic
X mark.png
Lance
X mark.png
Bow
Yes check.png
W. Magic
X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sniper +x to 30 +x to 12 +x to 6 +x to 6 +0 +x to 6 +0 +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 give 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

Role

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 status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 archer python playable.gif Archer
Level 3
Fatigue tol. 0.45
Recruitment: Act 1, speak with Alm in the Deliverance Hideout after recruiting Clive

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
-- Bow
Bowrange +1
Weapons
FE15RankSword.png
X mark.png
FE15RankAxe.png
X mark.png
FE15RankBlackMagic.png
X mark.png
FE15RankLance.png
X mark.png
FE15RankBow.png
Yes check.png
FE15RankWhiteMagic.png
X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sniper +x to 30 +x to 12 +x to 6 +x to 6 +0 +x to 6 +0 +1 --
Bow Knight +x to 40 +x to 16 +x to 8 +x to 8 +0 +x to 10 +0 +3 --
  • In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, promotion gains give 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.

Analysis

This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Python is an archer that joins near the end of act 1. Python has somewhat low bases even when taking into account his fairly good availability, but he has fairly decent growths and a particularly notable speed and strength growth. However, Python struggles in one very important area, he has very low base skill and growth in said are making his hitrates very shaky and often being around 50%. Python also joins at a fairly low base level and is mostly relegated to dealing chip damage so he will need to wait quite some time to promote to sniper. Luckely somewhere during act 3 Python will likely be able to promote to Sniper which will raise his skill significantly, he will also learn Curved Shot which will boost his hit and will most notably get the Killer bow is the player forges it for him. Killer bow by itself doesn't have incredebly impressive stats, but through using it Python can learn the combat art Hunter's Volley. Hunter's Volley has the effect of always allowing it's user to double, this will allow Python to either deal great damage to most enemies or even likely one round them while using it. Thanks to this Python will become one of the best combat unit in Alm's army and will be a great counter to mages. Afterwards Python will be able to promote to Bow Knight which will significantly boost his movement, allowing him to hit many far off enemies without them being able to counterattack.

Overall, Python has a fairly shaky start, with his somewhat mediocre bases and low skill making his hit inconsistent. However, after promotion and after getting the Killer Bow his combat will vastly improve and Python will be able to make many annoying sections much more managable. Still, Python does require some notable investment and he will likely still be worse than your villager archer, but it's a good idea to use both just because of the overall incredible power of Hunter's Volley.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

Python is one of the characters added to the game in the Lethal Swordsman update, and became available for summoning by players on October 21, 2019. Only one variation of Python is currently available in Heroes, based on his Echoes: Shadows of Valentia incarnation.

Starting stats

★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★

Portrait python apathetic archer feh.png
Rarity ★★★
Weapon type Is feh green bow.png
Movement type Cavalry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 17/18/19
Attack 4/5/6 Speed 5/6/7
Defense 5/6/7 Resistance 3/4/5
Skills
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Bow
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png --

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Iron Bow Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Bow Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Short Bow ★★★ 200 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Short Bow+ ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh skill special.png New Moon ★★★ 100 SP
Is feh skill special.png Moonbow ★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh darting blow 1.pngA Darting Blow 1 ★★★ 50 SP
Is feh steady blow 1.pngA Steady Blow 1 ★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh steady blow 2.pngA Steady Blow 2 ★★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh b tomebreaker 1.pngB B Tomebreaker 1 ★★★ 50 SP
Is feh b tomebreaker 2.pngB B Tomebreaker 2 ★★★ 100 SP
Is feh b tomebreaker 3.pngB B Tomebreaker 3 ★★★★ 200 SP

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]

Supports

Main article: Python/Supports

Base conversations

Main article: Python/Conversations

Ending

Gaiden

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.

Quotes

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

Critical quotes

Buzz off, please.
— Python
Open wide!
— Python
Hello and goodbye!
— Python
SO sorry about this...
— 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

Heroes quotes

Main article: Python/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Python only appears in Gaiden.

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Python
TCGCipher B11-060HN.png Snide Sharpshooter, Python
Archanea

Male

Bow


"Come on, really? So sorry about this."
Attack: 40 Support: 20 Range: 1-3 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Sniper Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
"Fine, twist my arm.": [Trigger] When this unit is deployed, this unit gains +10 attack until the end of this turn.
"Hey, it was you or me.": [Activate] [Flip one bond card] If this unit is not your Main Character, add this card to your hand if it isn't levelled up.
Card #B11-060HNArtist: Saori Toyota
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Python .

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Python In Greek mythology, Python (Ancient Greek: Πύθων Pýthōn) was an earth-dragon who lived near the near the center of the earth (believed to be Delphi), which was eventually slain by the god Apollo. Python is also the name of a type of snake.
English
(unofficial)
• 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. From "python", as above.
Spanish Python As above.
French Python As above.
German Python As above.
Italian Python As above.
Dutch Python As above.
Simplified Chinese 帕伊宋 Python
Traditional Chinese 帕伊宋 Python

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait python fe02.png Archer Sniper Bow Knight
Bs fe02 archer bow.png
Bow
Bs fe02 sniper bow.png
Bow
Bs fe02 bow knight bow.png
Bow

References

  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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