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FEA Ricken.png
Artwork of Ricken from Awakening.

An aspiring Shepherd who hates being treated like a child.






May 23rd



Starting class


Voiced by

Yuki Masuda
(Japanese, Awakening)
Yuri Lowenthal
(English, Awakening)

"Be good"? Gods, how old does he think I am?
— Ricken

Ricken (Japanese: リヒト Licht) is an Ylissean mage and a member of The Shepherds.

Fire Emblem Awakening


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Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait ricken fe13.png
Level 3
Movement 5
Recruitment: Chapter 5, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 elwind.png Elwind Is 3ds01 magic +2.png Magic +2
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes D Staves --

Reclassing options

Small portrait ricken fe13.png
Base classes:*
Mage Sage
Dark Knight
Reclass options:
Cavalier Paladin
Great Knight
Archer Sniper
Bow Knight
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Mage/Sage Dark Knight Cavalier Paladin Great Knight Archer Sniper Bow Knight Dread Fighter

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Mage/Sage 85% 20% 55% 50% 50% 65% 35% 35%

Promotion stat gains

Mage Cavalier Archer

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sage +4 +1 +3 +2 +3 +0 +2 +2 +1 Staves E
Dark Knight +9 +4 +1 +3 +1 +0 +7 +2 +3 Swords E

Skill set

Skill Learned at
Is 3ds01 magic +2.png Magic +2 Mage, level 1
Is 3ds01 focus.png Focus Mage, level 10
Is 3ds01 rally magic.png Rally Magic Sage, level 5
Is 3ds01 tomefaire.png Tomefaire Sage, level 15
Is 3ds01 slow burn.png Slow Burn Dark Knight, level 5
Is 3ds01 lifetaker.png Lifetaker Dark Knight, level 15
Is 3ds01 discipline.png Discipline Cavalier, level 1
Is 3ds01 outdoor fighter.png Outdoor Fighter Cavalier, level 10
Is 3ds01 luna.png Luna Great Knight, level 5
Is 3ds01 dual guard+.png Dual Guard+ Great Knight, level 15
Is 3ds01 defender.png Defender Paladin, level 5
Is 3ds01 aegis.png Aegis Paladin, level 15
Is 3ds01 skill +2.png Skill +2 Archer, level 1
Is 3ds01 prescience.png Prescience Archer, level 10
Is 3ds01 hit rate +20.png Hit Rate +20 Sniper, level 5
Is 3ds01 bowfaire.png Bowfaire Sniper, level 15
Is 3ds01 rally skill.png Rally Skill Bow Knight, level 5
Is 3ds01 bowbreaker.png Bowbreaker Bow Knight, level 15
The above skill list does not include skills obtained exclusively via DLC.

Personality and character

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Main article: Ricken/Supports


Ricken, Upcoming Mage (single ending)
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. The sting of that revelation caused him to redouble his efforts, and soon he was a mage of the highest order.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Robin, High Deliverer
Many wrote of Robin's legendary exploits, but accounts of her origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—she loved her husband, Ricken, above all else.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Lissa, Sprightly Cleric
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. He and Lissa learned from these mistakes and grew old and wise together.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Sully, Crimson Knight
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Sully made for a strict, but fair, companion, and the couple thrived together.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Miriel, Rapier Intellect
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Miriel's intellect inspired him greatly, and together they unlocked the secrets of the universe.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Maribelle, Dire Damsel
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Maribelle went on to be a magistrate, and the couple leaned on each other for the rest of their days.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Panne, Proud Taguel
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Panne took him to the wilds, reminding him he was a small part of a greater plan.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Cordelia, Knight Paragon
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Cordelia herself advanced as a knight, and the couple lived for many long years.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Nowi, Eternal Youth
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Behind closed doors, people whispered as to how he aged while his wife, Nowi, never did.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Tharja, Grim Stalker
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Tharja stayed with him and perfected her hexes, and the couple's magical talents soared.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Olivia, Shrinking Violet
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Thanks to Olivia's dances, however, the years hence were full of joy and laughter.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Cherche, Wyvern Friend
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. But Cherche's caring and patience saw him through to the end.


Event tile and Barracks event quotes

I tried frying some fish with my Fire tome. Modern men should know how to cook!
— Ricken, when gaining experience from an event tile or in the Barracks.
I snuck in some practice. Gotta prove that I can hold my own!
— Ricken, when gaining weapon experience from an event tile.
Huh? Did somebody lose this? That is so irresponsible.
— Ricken, when finding an item in an event tile or in the Barracks.
I'm on fire today! I feel like I could run across the world and back!
— Ricken, when getting a surge in the Barracks.
*Grunt* Nnnnnngh! Why don't I ever get any TALLER?
— Ricken, when failing to get a reward in the Barracks.

Barracks greeting quotes

Good morning, Robin! Here to take a breather?
— Ricken, during the morning.
Oh, Robin! Here to relax for a bit?
— Ricken, during the afternoon.
Good evening, Robin! Will you be resting up tonight?
— Ricken, during the evening.
Robin, it's getting late! Are you staying up all night?
— Ricken, at night.
Happy birthday, Robin!
— Ricken, on Robin's birthday.
Hello, Robin! Ugh. I'm definitely not a morning person.
— Ricken, during the morning if married to Robin.
Hello, Robin! Where to today?
— Ricken, during the afternoon if married to Robin.
Hello, Robin! The days just fly by, don't they?
— Ricken, during the evening if married to Robin.
Hello, Robin! I'm going to turn in for the night!
— Ricken, at night if married to Robin.

Event tile and Barracks conversation quotes

General quotes

What are you so happy about? Did you find a puppy? ...Can I see it?
— Ricken, when asking a question about mood
No. I just finally worked out how to use this difficult magic. Want to see?
— Ricken, when answering a question about mood
So what do you do when the fighting's done and you have a moment to yourself?
— Ricken, when asking a question about hobby
I study magic! Well, actually, I play with forest creatures. ...What? They like me.
— Ricken, when answering a question about hobby
Hey, so what do you dream about more than anything else?
— Ricken, when asking a question about dreams
I dream of being taller. Maybe a little more muscular. ...Stuff like that.
— Ricken, when answering a question about dreams
We're about to face some tough enemies. Do you think we could team up? Please?
— Ricken, when asking a question about fighting together
Of course. I'm so happy you asked! I guess I'll have to work twice as hard now!
— Ricken, when answering a question about fighting together

Quotes specifically with a lover

I really care about you, <lover>. I hope you never get tired of hearing that.
— Ricken, his "I love you" quote
Hey, I love you, too! You're so important to me.
— Ricken, responding to his lover's "I love you" quote
You're so pretty, <lover>. My throat gets all dry whenever I look at you.
— Ricken, his "You're beautiful" quote
Really? Thanks! Just give me time, all right? I'll be twice the man I am now!
— Ricken, responding to his lover's "You're beautiful" quote
<Lover>, will we always be together? I worry some tragedy is going to part us.
— Ricken, asking his lover not to leave him
Worried about me? Don't be. I already SWORE to myself I'd survive adolescence.
— Ricken, answering his lover when asked not to leave her
<Lover>, you dropped this. ...What's that look you're giving me? Is it important?
— Ricken, when offering his lover a gift
This is medicine to, um, make me taller. It'll help me take care of you!
— Ricken, when his lover offers a gift

Quotes specifically with a child

So, <child>, what do people do in the future? What did you do?
— Ricken, when asking a question about a child's life in the future
Well, I've sort of been the runt around here. Enemies mock me, Chrom coddles me... But now I'm a father—well, father-to-be—so anyone who overlooks me is just stupid. ...Thanks for showing up. I really needed this confidence boost.
— Ricken, when answering a child's question about his/her life
You look dreadful, <child>. Should I fetch a priest or a cleric?
— Ricken, asking a child if he/she is ill
I guess there's no fooling you. But don't worry. I'll be all right.
— Ricken, answering a child asking if he/she is ill
Is there anything you’d like? I’m your papa, so you should let me get it.
— Ricken, when offering his child a gift
Well, all right. Can you make me taller? ...No, I mean it. Could you work on that?
— Ricken, when his child offers a gift
Let's go practice together, <child>. I want to see who's more advanced!
— Ricken, when asking a child to train
All right. I may be small, but don't you dare underestimate me!
— Ricken, when a child asks to train

Paired battle quotes

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Stick by me!
— Ricken
We've got company.
— Ricken
You and I can take them!
— Ricken
I'll protect you!
— Ricken
— Ricken
Just watch me go!
— Ricken
We've got this!
— Ricken
Haa! Nothing to fear!
— Ricken
Don't worry I'm here.
— Ricken
We fight together!
— Ricken
Have some more!
— Ricken, performing a Dual Strike.
Watch this!
— Ricken, performing a Dual Strike.
I've got this!
— Ricken, performing a Dual Strike.
Look out!
— Ricken, performing a Dual Guard.
Stay back!
— Ricken, performing a Dual Guard.

Critical quotes

Take this!
— Ricken
This is gonna hurt!
— Ricken
— Ricken
Don't look down on me!
— Ricken

Level up quotes

I've gotta try harder.
— Ricken, when one or no stats grow in a Level Up.
Do I look any taller? I hope so.
— Ricken, when two or three stats grow in a Level Up.
See? I can hold my own!
— Ricken, when four or five stats grow in a Level Up.
Nobody will talk down to me now!
— Ricken, when six or more stats grow in a Level Up.
Wait... When did I get so ridiculously strong?
— Ricken, when his stats are mostly capped and one or no stats grow in a Level Up.

Class Change quote

This officially makes me grown up!
— Ricken, when changing class.

Shop quotes

Ooh! I want that one! Get me that one!
— Ricken, when buying items at a shop.
You're selling my stuff? Oh...oh, all right...
— Ricken, when selling items at a shop.
You'd better not dumb my weapons down. Promise!
— Ricken, when forging weapons at a shop.

Death/retreat quotes

Oh, crud...ungh...
— Ricken's defeat voice clip
I'm sorry, Chrom... I can't fight anymore...
— Ricken's quote in Classic Mode
Can't this state... No choice pull back...
— Ricken's retreat quote in Casual Mode

Battle quotes

Victory quotes

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Endgame: Grima quotes

Please, Robin! You're too important to me!
— Ricken
If Chrom believes [he's/she's] all right, then so do I! Maybe I can work out some new magic to bring [him/her] home...
— Ricken, if Robin sacrifices him/herself to kill Grima.
Captain Chrom! How'd I do? I was great, wasn't I?
— Ricken, if Chrom lands the final blow on Grima.
Robin, these hardships have made me a stronger man. You can't leave me before our life together can truly begin!
— Ricken, if Chrom lands the final blow on Grima, and if he is married to Robin.

Against Arthur in Lost Bloodlines 1

Arthur: What's this? A child?
Ricken: I'M NOT A CHILD! Gods, how many times do I have to tell people that?

Against Mycen in Lost Bloodlines 2

Mycen: Must all armies drag children into their fight? It pains me to see it.
Ricken: I'm not a child! See what you think once I'm done with you!

Against Arthur in Lost Bloodlines 3

Ricken: Don't glare at me like that! I'm not some child!
Arthur: Then prove your worth by standing against me.

Against Innes in Smash Brethren 2

Innes: Get away from me! I loathe children.
Ricken: And I loathe people who treat me like one! Watch this!

Against Innes in Smash Brethren 3

Ricken: Be warned! I hit as hard as any man twice my age!
Innes: Really? Then I'll have to hit back even harder.

Against Raigh in Rogues & Redeemers 1

Raigh: Go away. I don't want to fight some child!
Ricken: What?! Well, how old are YOU?

Against Raigh in Rogues & Redeemers 2

Raigh: Hmph. Go away. I won't fight women or children.
Ricken: YOU'RE a child, you fool.
Raigh: What?! Rrgh... I am not! You asked for it!

Against Raigh in Rogues & Redeemers 3

Ricken: Don't even think about treating me like a child!
Raigh: Really, now. Who BUT a child would say that?
Ricken: But I—you— ...Rrgh!

DLC battle quotes

You're the gold thieves, aren't you? How dare you! I was so close to buying that medicine that's supposed to make me taller! Now, not only am I short on funds. I'm stuck being short, period!
— Ricken, in The Golden Gaffe.
I've never seen foes like you. I imagine taking you down would teach me a lot. Wait--that's it! If I defeat you, I'm sure to grow by leaps and bounds! Then no one will treat me like a kid! Oh, this is gonna be fun...
— Ricken, in EXPonential Growth.
Yikes! These things are out for blood. Are there really thirty-six of them? Gods, what if they're trying to make me one of them?! What if... Okay, pull it together Ricken. Time to man up and claim that treasure!
— Ricken, in Infinite Regalia.
Hmm... If only there were some kind of magic that could revivify Risen... It's a shame to have to put you down like this, but I promise it's for the best.
— Ricken, in Death's Embrace.
Man, look at this lava! I never dreamed we'd ever fight in a place like this. I'll have to write my parents as soon as we get back. They won't believe it! Of course, first we have to finish this rescue and get out of here alive...
— Ricken, in Five-Anna Firefight.
I'm sure the roster goes on and on about how I'm just some kid. can't believe every rumor you hear! I may look like a child, but I fight like at LEAST one and a half grown man!
— Ricken, in Roster Rescue.
Why are you staring at me? Is my hat crooked? ...Oh. So it is. Thanks! You're pretty nice. Why don't we call this whole thing off? ...Hey, don't look at me like that! It was a fair question!
— Ricken, in Summer Scramble.
The hot springs smell wonderful! The waters must contain healing agents. I wonder if I could use them to concoct some new kind of vulnerary... Only one way to find out! But first we need to take care of these pests.
— Ricken, in Hot-Spring Scramble.

Other appearances


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Ricken
Japanese リヒト Officially romanized as Licht. From the German Licht, "light".
Spanish Ricken As above.
French Ricken As above.
German Ricken As above.
Italian Ricken As above.



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