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|“||That doesn't matter! If we don't do something, we'll always have to live in fear of Lifis. I just can't take it any more!||”|
Ronan (Japanese: ロナン Ronan) is a playable character appearing in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a fisherman from Iss, a coastal Thracian village. He has taken up the bow to fight against Lifis's pirates.
Ronan accompanies Leif's liberation army until at least the liberation of Munster. His involvement, if any, with the war after Leif's forces merged with Seliph's is unknown, as he does not appear in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
Starting stats and growth rates
As with most of the rest of Leif's party, Ronan is forced to temporarily leave after Chapter 3, if he is still alive and has not been captured at that point. He automatically rejoins the party at the beginning of Chapter 8.
Promotion stat gains
Ronan is your second archer, and also one of the strangest units in the game. He has a respectable speed base and high skill and speed growths. However, his strength growth is extremely low, at a mere 15%, while his magic growth is unusually high at 55%. Unfortunately, his high magic is mostly useless with its only utility being that it can help him take better hits from mages. Ronan's poor strength growth, low strength base, and unimpressive FCM means he will have trouble reliably killing enemies. Furthermore, he is bowlocked, which means he cannot counter enemies at 1 range or capture enemies. Because of this, he is arguably one of the worst combat units in the game.
Still, Ronan does have some redeemable qualities in combat. He has the Adept skill, which gives him a chance to attack consecutively, as well as a relatively high number of movement stars at 3. Ronan will also have slightly better base stats than Tanya when you recruit him. This makes him useful for doing chip damage in the earlygame chapters to help units such as Leif get kills.
Aside from this, Ronan has a high movement base of 7 and 3 action stars, giving him a 15% chance to take a second turn. This makes him useful in indoor chapters where a unit with high movement can quickly rescue characters or grab chests, such as in Chapter 3 or Chapter 24. If the player decides to deploy him for his movement abilities, they should be careful to keep him out of harm's way, as his bad HP and Defense means he can be easily killed by enemies.
If the player is willing to use Ronan as a combat unit, they may give him scrolls that improve his strength, like the Hezul scroll. Unfortunately, the Njörun scroll, which would benefit him the most, comes far too late to be of any use.
Personality and character
Ronan has very few lines of dialogue, but he is frustrated with the raids of Lifis and his pirates enough to join the Fiana Freeblades. Judging from his death and escape quotes, he also seems to care about his fellow soldiers and his mother.
Ronan, Youth of Iss Village
Ronan went home to his mother in Iss and returned to being a fisherman. It is said that he later married and lived a happy life.
Ronan has no battle quotes in Thracia 776.
|“||I hope everyone's all right...||”|
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Ronan is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Ronan|
|Youth from Iss, Ronan|
|"If we don’t do something, we'll live out our whole lives in fear. I can't live like that anymore!"|
|Attack: 40||Support: 20||Range: 2||Deploy Cost: 2|
|Class: Bow Fighter||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Rage Against Pirates: [Activate]  This turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Wingbane: [Always] While this unit is attacking a enemy, this unit gains +30 attack.
|Card #B10-015N • Artist: Karuta Shiki|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Ronan .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||ロナン||Officially romanized as Ronan. From Rónán, an Irish Gaelic name meaning "little seal".|
Artwork of Ronan from Thracia 776.
Portrait artwork of Ronan from Thracia 776 Illustrated Works.
Artwork of Ronan from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.
Artwork of Ronan from Fire Emblem Cipher.
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|