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Ryan

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Ryan

Mystery of the Emblem TCG TCG New Mystery of the Emblem

FESMN Ryan.png
Artwork of Ryan from New Mystery of the Emblem.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family

Gordin (elder brother)

Title(s)

Knight of Altea

Starting class

Archer

Appearance(s)

Ryan (Japanese: ライアン Raian) is the younger brother of Gordin and a fresh recruit into the 7th Platoon of the Altean knights, inspired to join by his brother's stories of the War of Shadows.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

Book 2

Role

Ryan is part of the retinue of knights who accompanied Marth on his initial expedition to Grust, and remained in the forces for the rest of the war.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait ryan fe03.png
Ma snes01 archer playable.gif Archer
Level 1
Movement 5
Experience 0
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Iron Bow
Weapons
Sword X mark.png Lance X mark.png Axe X mark.png
Bow Yes check.png Tome X mark.png Staff X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sniper +x to 24 +2 +5 +5 +0 +1 +3 +2 +x to 10
  • In Mystery of the Emblem, promotion gains for HP and Weapon Level consist of giving the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class's base value. If the character's value for one of those two stats is higher than their promoted class's base value, they will not receive any bonus in that stat.

Analysis

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

Sniper is a class that has some unique advantages in this game: in a game where mounted units are forced to dismount down to 6 movement in indoor maps, Sniper's 7 movement coupled with their access to ranged attacks makes them solid deploys for such maps. Their ability to cross rivers and streams is useful in some maps such as chapters 10 and 13 and they also have early access to Parthia, a regalia bow with 20 might that doubles EXP gain, being obtained in chapter 8. Unfortunately, Ryan is a rather questionable unit to fill the role. Firstly, while Sniper is a solid promoted class, Archer is easily one of the worst classes in the game with low base stats, low movement and harsher terrain penalties compared to other foot classes. Needless to say, you want your archers to leave this stage behind as soon as possible. Ryan's base stats are very similar to Book 1 Gordin, a character that joins together with him in Book 2 with substantially higher bases and closer to promotion. While it is often said that he has good growths to compensate, his distribution is questionable. The main stats that a unit in his class needs are strength, speed and weapon level and in reality he only beats Gordin by 10% in the first two, meaning that it will take him a long time to actually surpass his brother in terms of raw offense. He also has a lower growth in weapon level, exhibiting a lower-than-a-coin-toss growth of 40%. The promotion to Sniper grants very good bonuses, giving him a solid boost to his strength, a huge boost to his speed and also bumps his weapon level up to 10 if he is below said number. While this is enough to wield strong bows such as a Silver Bow, he would still need to grow his weapon level 2 more times to gain access to Parthia and since he grows this stat more slowly than Gordin, the player might also want to invest a Manual on Ryan to get to Parthia immediately after promoting while Gordin can grow it more reliably with his 60% growth, making him more flexible from a resources management perspective. Ryan's superior skill growth does not do much for him either since bows are inherently accurate to begin with. He does have better growths in the durability department but that doesn't really help much since a unit that can't counter at 1-range should not be used to tank. Regardless of the fact that Ryan does face stiff competition, the early game gives him chances to contribute while getting EXP. Chapters 2 and 3 feature a good number of strong Dracoknights which are very hard to take down without bows or magic, making him a good unit to help defeat them. The first Orion's Bolt of the game is also available early and since the promotion bonuses are strong, he can benefit from a promotion at level 10 if the player wishes to use him. He can also abuse the Parthia in conjunction with the many Astral Shards available in the game to get very well-rounded stats.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

Role

One year after the War of Shadows, Ryan joined the Altean army to begin training as a knight, following Gordin's path. He was assigned to the 7th Platoon, with other cadets like Roderick, Luke, Katarina and another recruit. Near the end of their training, Ryan and the 7th platoon helped protect Marth from an assassination attempt by Reese.

A year later, as in Mystery of the Emblem, Ryan was part of the retinue of knights who accompanied Marth on his initial expedition to Grust, and remained in the army for the rest of the War of Heroes.

As with a number of other characters in New Mystery of the Emblem, there is a unique weapon named for Ryan available through Everyone's Conditions: Ryan's Bow.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait ryan fe12.png
Ma ds02 archer playable.gif Archer
Level 1
Movement 5
Recruitment: Prologue-2, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Iron Bow
Weapon Levels
FE12RankSword.png -- FE12RankLance.png -- FE12RankAxe.png --
FE12RankBow.png D FE12RankTome.png -- FE12RankStaff.png --

Growth rates when reclassed

Original set

Cavalier/Paladin Dracoknight Myrmidon/Swordmaster Mage Sage/Bishop Curate

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Cavalier/Paladin 80% 55% 0% 85% 35% 40% 40% 5%

Second set

These classes are only available after beating Hard Mode.

Knight/General Mercenary/Hero Fighter/Warrior Hunter/Horseman Pirate/Berserker Dark Mage/Sorcerer

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Knight/General 100% 55% 0% 80% 20% 40% 55% 0%

Promotion stat gains

Original set

Archer Cavalier Mage Myrmidon Curate

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sniper +8 +2 +1 +5 +5 +0 +1 +3 +2 FE12RankBow.png +75

Second set

These classes are only available after beating Hard Mode.

Mercenary Pirate Dark Mage Fighter Hunter Knight

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Hero +8 +2 +1 +2 +2 +0 +2 +3 +1 FE12RankSword.png +30, FE12RankAxe.png E

Analysis

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

Ryan's near perfect availability and solid growths all around make him a reliable character to consider for a spot in the player's team. He's one of the few characters with access to ranged attacks during the prologue, with one of the other two that are available (Gordin) being optional for the prologue. Being able to attack from range is particularly important in Maniac and Lunatic to avoid taking counterattacks. His great availability also gives him time to build his bow rank up to C before reclassing becomes available and other options can be explored. Beyond the prologue, early chapters offer not only additional scenarios where avoiding counters is appreciated but they also throw promoted Dracoknights at the player, which are weak to bows. If the player forges an Iron or Steel Bow up to the might of a Silver Bow using the funds available, Ryan can OHKO Dracoknights, even in Lunatic (using a bow with 12 might, Ryan would need 1 strength proc and C bows or 2 strength procs with D bows for exact damage). Before promotion, reclassing him to a Hunter is a good idea to get extra movement and boosted offensive stats while keeping his bow rank. Looking at his personal growths, Ryan has good strength, skill and HP, solid defense and passable speed and luck.

Ryan is a bit limited in terms of which classes are good for him since the main reason why his default speed growth is good to begin with is his class; the Archer classline is one of the faster ones in the game at 30% speed growth in addition to a solid base speed for Snipers. Most other classes will lower his speed to variably lower levels. One of the best options to consider for Ryan for endgame is Horseman since it is a high-movement class that makes use of his bow rank while also giving him the option to use swords for added coverage against, for example, endgame dragons and grants him a speed cap of 30 which can actually come into play in Lunatic mode. He does require some investment to fully take advantage of the class, however. While alternating between the Archer and Hunter classlines, his speed growth also alternates between 50 and 45%. His chances of capping speed as a Horseman even at level 20/20 are low, which makes Speedwings an advisable investment in the higher difficulty modes where enemies eventually cap their speed or come close to it. To make use of the fact that Horsemen can use swords, Ryan would require either two Arms Scrolls or to train his sword rank to D plus one Arms Scroll to reach C, which unlocks effective weaponry (Wyrmslayer, Armorslayer). As a Sniper he performs similarly, albeit with lower movement, without access to swords and with a speed cap of 29. Again, Speedwings are advisable in higher difficulty modes. A less orthodox but effective option to consider is the Pirate classline. While he will need to build his axe rank from scratch, this is a potent class that fits his growths well. As a Pirate and Berserker, Ryan will develop great strength and HP with a solid 50% speed growth to go along with those stats. His high personal skill growth complements the shaky accuracy of axes pretty well, too. Sadly, this build forgoes his bow rank but he can always reclass back to a bow-wielding class if his utility with bows is required. Reclassing to Warrior is an option to use both axes and bows in chapters where the player deems this combination to provide an advantage. Overall, Ryan is a good growth unit to consider in New Mystery.

Personality and character


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Supports

Mystery of the Emblem

Portrait ryan fe03.png
Ryan
Archer
Supports:
Portrait gordin fe03.png
Gordin
Archer
Bonus:
5

[[{{{supportg2}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonusg2}}}

[[{{{supportg3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonusg3}}}
Supported by:
Portrait gordin fe03.png
Gordin
Archer
Bonus:
5

[[{{{supporto2}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuso2}}}
Click here for more details on supports.

New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow

Portrait ryan fe12.png
Ryan
Archer
Mutual supports:
Small portrait default male player's unit fe12.png
Kris
Mercenary
C: 6
B: 12
A: 19
Small portrait gordin fe12.png
Gordin
Archer
C: 5
B: 11
A: 18
Small portrait luke fe12.png
Luke
Cavalier
C: 6
B: 12
A: 19
Small portrait roderick fe12.png
Roderick
Cavalier
C: 6
B: 12
A: 19

[[{{{supportm5}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{cm5}}}
B: {{{bm5}}}
A: {{{am5}}}
Supported by:*
Small portrait marth fe12.png
Marth
Lord
C: 5
B: 11
A: 18

[[{{{supporto2}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{co2}}}
B: {{{bo2}}}
A: {{{ao2}}}

[[{{{supporto3}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{co3}}}
B: {{{bo3}}}
A: {{{ao3}}}

[[{{{supporto4}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{co4}}}
B: {{{bo4}}}
A: {{{ao4}}}

[[{{{supporto5}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{co5}}}
B: {{{bo5}}}
A: {{{ao5}}}
Click here for more details on supports.

Base conversations

Main article: Ryan/Conversations

Endings

Mystery of the Emblem

Book 2

Altea archer Ryan
He remained in Altea, and joined the Temple knights.

New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow

Ryan, Aspiring Archer
Ryan stayed in Altea and joined the Temple Knights. Though young, he did his absolute best as a knight.

Death quotes

Gordin, brother...
— Ryan, in Mystery of the Emblem Book 2
Guh... I'll just be... a burden... in this state... S-sorry, Kris... I'll retreat for now...
— Ryan's retreat quote in the prologues of New Mystery of the Emblem.
Gordin... brother...
— Ryan's death quote in Classic Mode in New Mystery of the Emblem.
N-no! I can't become a burden to everyone... Sorry, I'll withdraw for now.
— Ryan's retreat quote in Casual Mode in New Mystery of the Emblem.

Battle quotes


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Everyone's Conditions quotes

I feel great today. I'm sure I'll, err...
— When receiving a temporary stat boost in New Mystery of the Emblem.
I worked hard today... Er, I hope nobody was watching...
— When receiving experience in New Mystery of the Emblem.
Oh? Just what... is this? I bet Brother would know.
— When finding an item in New Mystery of the Emblem.
I got a little time to rest... Boy am I happy!
— When failing to receive a bonus in New Mystery of the Emblem.
I wanna chat with Kris more... Maybe I could learn a thing or two from Kris...
— When receiving support with Kris in New Mystery of the Emblem.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Ryan is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Both of the below cards' epithets are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Ryan
TCGCipher B15-007HN.png 可愛い狙撃手, Ryan
Archanea

Male

Bow
"I'm starting to get almost as good at this as my brother, don't you think?"
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Sniper Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
His Brother's Talent: [Trigger] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] When this unit's attack destroys a Flying enemy, you may pay the cost and if you do: Untap this unit.
Wingslayer: [Always] While this unit is attacking Flight, this unit gains +30 attack.
Card #B15-007HN • Artist: Doji Shiki
TCGCipher B15-008N.png 可愛い狙撃手, Ryan
Archanea

Male

Bow
"U-um... I'm a new recruit, too. My name is Ryan. I'm an archer."
Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: 2 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Archer Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Growing Archer: [Always] If this unit is attacking an enemy with a deployment cost of 1, this unit gains +10 attack.
Wingslayer: [Always] While this unit is attacking Flight, this unit gains +30 attack.
Attack Support Bullseye Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, defending units other than the Main Character cannot evade.
Card #B15-008N • Artist: Doji Shiki
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Ryan .

Etymology and other languages

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

Ryan

As of Fire Emblem Heroes.[1] From the Irish surname Ó Riain, "descendant of Riain", with Riain itself assumed to stem from "little king".[2]

Japanese

ライアン

Officially romanized as Raian; this appears to be an obvious transliteration mistake with it actually intended as "Ryan".

Spanish

Ryan

From Heroes.

French

Ryan

From Heroes.

German

Ryan

From Heroes.

Italian

Ryan

From Heroes.

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Ryan

From Heroes.

Traditional Chinese

萊安

Ryan; from Heroes.

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Mystery of the Emblem
Portrait ryan fe03.png Archer Sniper
Bs fe03 archer bow.png
Bow
Bs fe03 sniper bow.png
Bow

References

  1. "I wonder if my other platoonmates are doing all right. Luke, Roderick, Cecil, Ryan...and Katarina too." — Kris: Unsung Hero in the home castle, Fire Emblem Heroes
  2. http://www.behindthename.com/name/ryan
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Book 2 AbelArlenArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEstPhinaGordinJeorgeJubeloJulianLenaLindeLukeMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRickardRoderickRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYuliya
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire Emblem/Binding ShieldFortifyGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters Book 1 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Champions of Aurelis • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 7: Port Warren • 8: Princess Minerva • 9: Knorda Market • 10: The Ageless Palace • 11: Land of Sorrow • 12: An Oasis of Magic • 13: The Battle for Altea • 14: Star and Savior • 15: Manakete Princess • 16: Camus the Sable • 17: A Knight-Filled Sky • 18: Dark Pontifex • 19: The Dragonkin Realm • 20: Chosen by Fate
Book 2 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • E1: The Wyvern's Dale • E2: The Dragon's Table (part 1part 2part 3)
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
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Playable characters AbelArlenArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBelfBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCecilCordDarrosDiceDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelPhinaFreyFrostGordinHoraceJakeJeorgeJubeloJulianKatarinaKrisLenaLindeLukeMacellanMaliceMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMichalisMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneNynaOgmaPallaRaddReidenRickardRobertoRoderickRogerRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiTomasVylandWarrenWendellWolfWrysXaneYmirYuliya
Non-playable characters Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenz
Bosses AthenaCaedaCainClarisseDallDark BishopDraugEibelEllereanEremiyaEstFire DragonGailGharnefHardinIce DragonJagenJeorgeKatarinaLangLegionLorenzLumelLukeLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringOgmaRoderickRuffianSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionGradivusHauteclereImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters Main story P1: Meeting • P2: Young Squires • P3: Training Begins • P4: New Companions (Jeorge, Athena) • P5: March Duty • P6: Bonds (Ogma, Draug) • P7: The Final Test (Est, Cain) • P8: Assassination of the Hero-King • 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 6x: Mercenary Squad • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 10x: The Mask Laughs • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 13x: Within the White Darkness • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 16x: Reunion • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • 20x: Depths of the Abyss • 21: The Wyvern's Dale • 22: The Dragon's Table • 23: The Dark Pontifex Lives • Endgame: Light and Shadow
New Archanea Saga 1: The Capital Falls • 2: Red Dragoon • 3: Righteous Thieves • 4: The Beginning
DLC bonus chapters 1: Wind and Thunder • 2: Three Assassins • 3: That Which Was Done by the Sword Shall Be Undone by the Sword
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Dragon (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderFire Emblem/Binding ShieldWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
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