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Rafal

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"Nil" redirects here. For the character Rafal impersonates, see Nil (backstory character). Not to be confused with Nils, a character from The Blazing Blade.

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Rafal

FEE Nil.png
Artwork of Rafal.


A man with Fell Dragon blood. He accepted the invitation to fight alongside the Divine Dragon.

Gender

Male

Race

Fell Dragon

Age

1000+

Birthday

December 31

Family
  • Sombron (father)
  • Nel (adoptive sister)
  • Unnamed twin (deceased)
Nationality

Elyos (parallel universe)

Starting class

Fell Child

Voiced by

Appearance(s)

Engage

Rafal (Japanese: ラファール Rafale), also known as Nil (Japanese: イル Il), is a character in Fire Emblem Engage, made available via downloadable content. He is a scion of the Fell Dragon from a parallel universe version of Elyos.

Biography


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Rafal was one of the many children Sombron fathered in an parallel Elyos. During the Fell Dragon War, he was friends with NilNel's twin—and, upon the former's request in his dying breath, Rafal assumed his friend's identity and became Nel's adoptive brother. Sometime after, he and Nel defected from their father's side, met Alear, and sided with them in the ensuing conflict.

At the start of the Fell Xenologue, Rafal (under Nil's identity) and Nel summon Alear into their world and ask for their help, as all 3 venture into a quest where they recover the seven Emblem Bracelets to save their version of Elyos.

Fire Emblem Engage

Role

Rafal is a playable unit during the Fell Xenologue under the identity of Nil up until Chapter 4, and acts as the boss of Chapter 5 and 6. He is also automatically recruited in the main story upon its completion under his true identity.

Starting stats and growth rates

Playable - Main story

Small portrait rafal fe17.png
Ma ns02 fell child rafal dragonstone.png Fell Child
Level 20
Movement 5
SP 2000
Recruitment: Fell Xenologue 6, automatically at the end of the chapter.

Stats Growth Rates Cap Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Fell Stone
Fell Slaystone
Rivalry
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes (Innate) A Bows --
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves -- Arts -- Special S

Playable - Fell Xenologue 1

Normal Hard/Maddening

Small portrait nil fe17.png
Ma ns02 fell child rafal axe.png Fell Child
Level 15
Movement 5
Stats
Max HP 25 Defense 10
Strength 6 Resistance 10
Magic 6 Luck 6
Dexterity 11 Build 6
Speed 12−6
Inventory Skills
Revanche
Restore
Vulnerary
Wounded Pride
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes A Bows --
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves -- Arts -- Special --
Rafal (as Nil) can be given Emblem Rings in the preparations menu. Skills, supports, and bond levels cannot be carried out from the main game if the chapter is replayed through Recall Battles.

Playable - Fell Xenologue 2

Normal Hard/Maddening

Small portrait nil fe17.png
Ma ns02 fell child rafal axe.png Fell Child
Level 18
Movement 5
Stats
Max HP 27 Defense 13
Strength 7 Resistance 12
Magic 7 Luck 7
Dexterity 12 Build 7
Speed 15−5
Inventory Skills
Revanche
Vulnerary
Wounded Pride
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes A Bows --
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves -- Arts -- Special --
Rafal (as Nil) can be given Emblem Rings in the preparations menu. Skills, supports, and bond levels cannot be carried out from the main game if the chapter is replayed through Recall Battles.

Playable - Fell Xenologue 3

Normal Hard/Maddening

Small portrait nil fe17.png
Ma ns02 fell child rafal axe.png Fell Child
Level 21
Movement 5
Stats
Max HP 29 Defense 13
Strength 7 Resistance 13
Magic 7 Luck 7
Dexterity 13 Build 7
Speed 16−5
Inventory Skills
Revanche
Elixir
Wounded Pride
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes A Bows --
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves -- Arts -- Special --
Rafal (as Nil) can be given Emblem Rings in the preparations menu. Skills, supports, and bond levels cannot be carried out from the main game if the chapter is replayed through Recall Battles.

Playable - Fell Xenologue 4

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait nil fe17.png
Ma ns02 fell child rafal axe.png Fell Child
Level 23
Movement 5
Stats
Max HP 31 Defense 14
Strength 7 Resistance 15
Magic 7 Luck 7
Dexterity 14 Build 7
Speed 18−5
Inventory Skills
Revanche
Elixir
Wounded Pride
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes A Bows --
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves -- Arts -- Special --
Rafal (as Nil) can be given Emblem Rings in the preparations menu. Skills, supports, and bond levels cannot be carried out from the main game if the chapter is replayed through Recall Battles.

Enemy - Fell Xenologue 5

See also: The Fell Heir

Normal Hard Maddening

Ma ns02 fell child rafal axe.png Fell Child
Level 28
Movement 5
Emblem Chrom
Stats
Max HP 60
Revival StoneRevival Stone
Defense 25
Strength 15 Resistance 32+10
Magic 11+10 Luck 10
Dexterity 19 Build 8
Speed 24−4
Inventory Skills
Revanche Rivalry
Warding Stance
Surprise Attack
Brute Force
Charm
Other Half
Giga Levin Sword
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes A Bows --
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves -- Arts -- Special --

Enemy - Fell Xenologue 6

See also: Seven Bracelets

Normal Hard Maddening

Ma ns02 great fell dragon nil.png Great Fell Dragon
Level 35
Movement 0
Stats
Max HP 80
Revival Stone
Defense 14
Strength 20 Resistance 18
Magic 25 Luck 22
Dexterity 29 Build 19
Speed 13−1
Inventory Skills
Fell Assault
Devastation
Drain Essence
Summon Vortex
Fell Beam
Bond Breaker+
Veteran+
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves -- Arts -- Special S
If any unit is caught in Fell Nil's Drain Essence attack, he will earn one Revival Stone per use. Similarly, Fell Nil can gain one skill of any ally Royal killed by it.

Personality


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Supports

Main article: Rafal/Supports

Endings

Atoning Dragon Rafal
Rafal spent his days traveling the world, returning to Lythos Castle only once every hundred years to deliver a bounty of candy.
Many centuries later, the bones of an unknown Fell Dragon were discovered. It is said that Rafal had sacrificed his life to save the world without anyone realizing.

Divine Dragon Alear & Atoning Dragon Rafal
Alear became the new Divine Dragon Monarch. His/Her bonds with the rulers of each nation resulted in lasting peace.
Rafal gave his support to the new monarch from the shadows and never revealed himself. But any time disaster struck, an unknown dragon appeared to save the day.

Quotes

Battle quotes

Rafal: I have often wondered how it would feel to see my father's face again. Now I finally know.
Sombron: Surely you are not my child. No more of them remain.
Rafal: I am a Fell Dragon from another world. Our relation is theoretical at best. The Sombron of my world bade me commit terrible sins to become his successor. I brought that world to ruin. But perphaps I can redeem myself by kindling hope in this one. And when I defeat you, I will prove once and for all that I am greater than my father!

— Sombron's first form fighting Rafal in Chapter 26.
Come to kill me, have you? But I thought we were friends.
— Nil in Fell Xenologue 5.
Nel: We do not have to fight, Nil. There is still time.
Nil: Time for what? Talk? We are well past that. Do you expect me to simply abandon my plans and surrender? Go back to being a failure?
Nel: We can resolve this. Explain your plans to me. Help me understand.
Nil: I intend to gain power and to kill you. That is all you need to know before you die!

— Nil against Nel in Fell Xenologue 5.
Do you miss your old world? Pity. There is no going back. Not after you dared to defy me!
— Fell Nil in Fell Xenologue 6.
Fell Nil: My wish has finally come true. I suppose I should thank you, Divine One. This world will fall, and it is all because of you!
Alear: You're right. All of this happened because I came here. And by removing the ward on the final bracelet, I may have doomed this place for good. But I was summoned here to save you. As long as there's hope for that, I won't give up.
Fell Nil: I require no saving. It is enough for me to watch you die, knowing you destroyed this world!
Alear: I'm not here for the world. I'm here for the people in it. I'm here because someone wished for your salvation, even if it meant the world would end. Don't you see? There are people who love you! If I have to defeat you to make that clear, I will!

— Fell Nil against Alear in Fell Xenologue 6.
Nel: Your form reminds me of Sombron. I suppose this must be how it felt for you, watching me transform.
Fell Nil: Spare me your pity and presumptions. You were born with everything. We are not the same. You will never understand me. Not even if you have thousands of years to contemplate.
Nel: Our time together as twins was a far shorter interval than that. And yet it was more than enough time for me to learn how much I care about you. Do not do this, Nil. Do not return things to the way they were with Sombron. Please. I cannot bear the thought of losing you.

— Fell Nil against Nel in Fell Xenologue 6.
Fell Nil: Behold and tremble in fear, Zelestia! This is the might of a true dragon!
Zelestia: Lord Nil... As a fellow dragon, I must admit that form is impressive. But while you won't require anyone's help this way, you will come to feel isolated in time. Having no one by your side is not as liberating as you might think. You can still reconsider.
Fell Nil: I feel nothing of the sort. Perhaps it is you who is lonely, for want of your lost Wind? I will gladly send you after him!
Zelestia: Mauvier, you fool. I was willing to die there with you. But still...thank you. I'll use this gift well. It's because of what you did that I have the will to face you. You won't take anything else!

— Fell Nil against Zelestia in Fell Xenologue 6.
Fell Nil: You. I am shocked you are not fleeing in abject terror right now. Does that mean you are brave enough to accept death? I will give you a swift and painless one.
Gregory: If you're gonna kill me, make it hurt. It wouldn't be fair if I'm the only one who got to die easily. It must have hurt so much. Mauvier must have been so scared. But here I am, safe and sound! Do you know how much that hurts?! Do you?! Aren't you sad your knight has died?!
Fell Nil: Would it truly appease you to wring a few tears from me?
Gregory: Oh, I'll give you something to be sad about. The Lord Nil I knew, that was you without a doubt. I will strike you down. And I will share every last memory I have of him until you weep! As second-in-command of the Four Winds, that's a promise!

— Fell Nil against Gregory in Fell Xenologue 6.
Fell Nil: So, Mauvier is dead. That must mean you are hungry for blood. Help yourself to some of mine, if you can. Before I spill all of yours.
Madeline: I don't hold a grudge against you. Nor do I wish I could undo what's happened. I'm a knight, like my mentor before me. And I'll accept what's come to pass.
Fell Nil: You mean to say you bear me no ill will? Is that some kind of pitiful attempt at humor?
Madeline: It wasn't you who killed Mauvier. He laid down his own life to protect us. And in memory of that sacrifice, I'm going to put a stop to your scheme. That is justice. And that is what he would want.

— Fell Nil against Madeline in Fell Xenologue 6.

Critical quotes

I am no failure!
— Nil
I will prove myself!
— Nil
How about this?
— Nil
I can help too!
— Nil
I am awakened!
— Rafal
Are you frightened?
— Rafal
A worthy sacrifice.
— Rafal
The might of a Fell Dragon!
— Rafal

Defeat quotes

Could this be... my end?
— Nil's defeat voice clip.
So... You finally struck at me in earnest...
— Nil in Fell Xenologue 5.

Flavor text


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Engage
(Rafal)
A man with Fell Dragon blood. He
accepted the invitation to fight
alongside the Divine Dragon.
??
Engage
(Nil, Fell Xenologue 1–4)
The younger of twins with Fell
Dragon blood. A kindhearted young
man who supports his sister.
??
Engage
(Nil, Fell Xenologue 5)
The younger of twins with Fell
Dragon blood. He betrayed his sister
and the Divine Dragon.
??
Engage
(Fell Nil)
Following the will of Sombron, he
used the seven bracelets to
transform into the Great Fell Dragon.
??

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
CYL 8
(2024)
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Nil
Engage
800
Total results This character has 1 entry across all Choose Your Legends polls. 800

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
English

Rafal

Japanese

ラファール

Officially romanized as Rafale.

Gallery

References

  1. "It is such a joy to announce that I voice Nil in #FireEmblem Engage's Fell Xenologue! My eternal thanks to @Cupofteaprod and @NintendoAmerica. This is the most beautiful world I have ever played in, and it means so much to share it with such an incredible cast and team." — YungiChang, Y. Chang - 張永宜 (@YungiChang|Twitter, twitter.com, Published: April 5, 2023, Retrieved: April 8, 2023
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