Selena (The Sacred Stones)
|“||Prince Ephraim, you cannot understand. I know the path I'm given is foolish. Yet I am a knight, and I have no other.||”|
Selena (Japanese: セライナ Celina) is a character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. She is one of Grado's Imperial Three, having been promoted many years ago when Valter was stripped of the title, and is one of Vigarde's most loyal supporters. While she appears as a boss in the main story, she can be recruited as a special character in the game's Creature Campaign feature.
- 1 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- 2 Fire Emblem Awakening
- 3 Personality and character
- 4 Quotes
- 5 Other appearances
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Etymology and other languages
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
Her first appearance is in Chapter 2: The Protected, she is in Ide warning the villagers to lock their doors due to bandit activity. If Eirika happens to visit the village, Selena does not recognize her, and pays her with a red gem to chase off the bandits after Eirika claims to be a mercenary for hire. Selena appears again after Chapter 8: It's a Trap! at the Tower of Valni with Caellach, they wipe out the majority of the Frelian guard and destroy Frelia's Sacred Stone. After the successful mission the two retreat to Grado. If Eirika's route is chosen later on in the game, these are Selena's only in-person appearances in the game.
In Ephraim's route Selena appears, chasing down a fellow member of the Imperial Three, Duessel, on orders from Vigarde. However, Valter diverts her attentions by giving her a message from Vigarde, the emperor wants her back at Grado Keep, as she has been deemed untrustworthy. Selena appears again later in Ephraim's route, she is the boss of chapter 13. Myrrh approaches her, intending to ask Selena to return her Dragonstone, and tells Selena about the darkness festering in Grado Keep. While she does not return Myrrh's Dragonstone, Selena does allow her to go back to Ephraim before the looming battle begins. She refuses to back down despite realizing her emperor is probably not the man she swore to serve and is killed by Ephraim's forces.
In the Creature Campaign Selena can be recruited as a bonus unit. In this appearance, and like all other Creature Campaign characters, she has no dialogue or support conversations with other characters.
Starting stats and growth rates
Boss, Easy/Normal Boss, Hard Playable, Creature Campaign
Starting stats and growth rates
Growth rates when reclassed
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Promotion stat gains
Archer Cavalier Cleric Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Pegasus Knight Tactician Thief Troubadour
Like all female bonus units in Awakening, Selena has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard female units.
Personality and character
Selena was born in a lowly backwater village in Grado. During a time of hardship, emperor Vigarde sent supplies to the village, Selena was shocked by the emperor's gifts; her village wasn't even able to pay its taxes. The emperor's kindness is what inspired her entrance into Grado's knighthood.
Selena's kindness did not dull after becoming one of the Imperial Three, desiring to help even Renais citizens in their times of peril during the war. Her kindness has also won the love of Grado citizens. She is very dedicated, perhaps too dedicated, her dedication leading to her death in the War of the Stones, serving an emperor that had long been dead himself.
|“||Fluorspar... His Majesty gave me this name. Therefore, I...||”|
— Selena's battle quote in chapter 13 of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
|“||I am a general in Grado's army.||”|
— SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
|“||Make your peace now...||”|
— SpotPass battle quote in Awakening.
|“||My heart still belongs to Grado.||”|
— SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.
|“||You underestimate me if you think I'll succumb to the likes of you.||”|
— Selena's battle quote in Rogues & Redeemers 1 in Fire Emblem Awakening
|“||Selena: Nice mask.
Gerome: Thank you. A shame you'll never learn anything more about it.
Selena: That's fine my me. I'm here to fight, not write a book.
— Selena vs Gerome in Rogues & Redeemers 1 in Fire Emblem Awakening
|“||There are no more words to be spoken—only strength to be tested.||”|
— Selena's battle quote in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Fire Emblem Awakening
|“||Gerome: I can see previous battles have not treated you kindly.
Selena: Perhaps not. But I am a knight, and a knight never wavers. I will not falter in the service of my lord!
— Selena vs Gerome in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Fire Emblem Awakening
|“||I am so...very tired... Now I, too...will...||”|
— Selena's death quote in chapter 13 of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
|“||I misjudged you... You're the... first...||”|
— Selena's death quote in Rogues & Redeemers 1 in Fire Emblem Awakening
|“||What can I say? I know when I have met my... match...||”|
— Selena's death quote in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Fire Emblem Awakening
Fire Emblem Cipher
Selena is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
As both this Selena and a Fates character with an identical English name have both featured in Cipher, there are a number of schemes devised among the fandom in order to differentiate the two. As this Selena first appeared in Cipher after the Fates Selena did, the full card names in the below box will treat this Selena's name as "Selena (Magvel)", in line with how Japanese Cipher parlance differentiates Gray from Asugi, Dean from Deen, Linda from Linde, and Claude from Claud.
- The below card's epithet is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Selena|
|義に厚き「蛍石」, Selena (Magvel)|
|"I am a general of the empire. His Majesty's word is law. I know the path I'm given is foolish. Yet I am a knight, and I have no other."|
|Attack: 60||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Mage Knight||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|"In Your Majesty's name.": [Activate] [Once per turn] [Send 1 card from your hand to the Retreat Area] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +30 attack. This skill may only be used if this unit is in the Back Line.|
Thunder of Noble Sorrow: [Activate]  Until the end of the turn, this unit may attack enemies in the Back Line regardless of range.
|Card #B18-098HN • Artist: Tomohide Takaya|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Selena_(Magvel) .
- One of the classes that appears when lingering at the title screen too long shows a male Mage Knight with Selena's color scheme.
- When the player forces Duessel to fight Selena, Selena tells Duessel to settle their battle "with steel", despite the fact that Selena can only use magic and staff.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Selena||A Greek name meaning "the moon". In Greek mythology, Selene was the moon goddess, sister to Helios, the sun. |
|Japanese||セライナ||Officially romanized as Celina.|
Official artwork of Selena from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
A page of the Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Comic, Selena appears in the bottom panel.
- "Selena: A mercenary named Erina, is it? There's more to you than that, I feel. But don’t worry–it's none of my affair. I haven't told you who I am yet, have I? I am Selena, a general in Grado's army.
Selena: Is something wrong?
Eirika: No... uh, nothing.
Selena: It looks like these villagers have some bandit troubles. I would like to help, but I have orders... I'm to leave for the capital immediately, and I cannot stay. You're armed, and you claim to be a mercenary. Will you help them?" — Selena to "Erina", Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Selena: Myrrh, this wave of dark energy you spoke of... Can its evil really change a person that completely?
Myrrh: Yes... All trace of this person would be consumed... destroyed.
Selena: How can this process be reversed?
Myrrh: ...I’m sorry. That is... impossible.
Selena: ...I see." — Selena and Myrrh, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "...... His Majesty is most compassionate. You see, I'm a commoner. I was raised in a desolate, impoverished village. My family couldn't afford our taxes. No one could. We were desperate." — Selena to Myrrh, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "That spring, I went to the capital and became a soldier, then a knight. I wanted to dedicate my life to the emperor who had saved it. I felt I understood his dream, I felt I shared his vision..." — Selena to Myrrh, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Dame Selena often visits our village when she's on patrol. She even came to our aid when we were attacked by bandits. Please, I beg of you. Don't hurt Dame Selena." — A villager in Grado, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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