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FE776 Shanam.png
Artwork of Shanam from Thracia 776.






Starting class


I am Prince Shanan of Isaach. However, I am currently hiding my identity. Forget that you saw me...
— Shanam to Mareeta in Chapter 15: The Two Paths

Shanam (Japanese: シャナム Shanam) is a playable swordmaster in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is an impersonator of Shanan, crown prince of Isaach.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776


Shanam initially is mentioned during Chapter 13: The Stronghold.[2] He then appears in a cutscene during Chapter 14: Open Fire, as an enemy during Chapter 15: The Two Paths, and later Chapter 16B: The Dark Forest. He can be spoken to and recruited by Homer during his 16B appearance.

Shanam settles into Tahra and successfully fools the populace into thinking that he is Prince Shanan. Using his physical resemblance to the prince, he gains the favor of the locals and is given gifts and the affection of the local ladies.[2] While he is lounging at the inn and preparing to leave Tahra, the bard Homer tells him the locals will dislike him if he does not assist with the defense of the city. Shanam claims that he is the prince of Isaach, and that he cannot be away from his home country for long, but Homer sees through his ruse. Homer doesn't blow his cover to the locals, and admits he does not blame Shanam for fleeing. Shanam then leaves Tahra, managing to avoid the Empire's full assault by a hair's breadth.

Shanam then apparently comes into the employ of a group of mountain bandits near Tahra. While he cannot be recruited at this point, Mareeta will learn the Astra skill in a somewhat comedic event if she talks to him.[3] During the conversation Mareeta asks him to teach her the Astra skill. Shanam obliges, despite not knowing said skill, by giving her vague advice about "your skill and your heart". Mareeta then somehow teaches herself the skill using his advice, to Shanam's confusion.

Later, Shanam becomes a mercenary working for the Loptyrians in Melfiye Forest. During the battle he may be spoken to and recruited by Homer. Shanam tells Homer that he was only working for the Loptyrians due to running out of money and gladly abandons them for Leif's company.

Shanam accompanies Leif's liberation army until at least the liberation of Manster. His involvement, if any, with the war after Leif's forces merged with Seliph's is unknown, as he does not directly appear in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait shanam fe05.png
Level 1
Authority --
Recruitment: Chapter 16B: The Dark Forest, Talk with Homer

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is snes03 iron blade.png Iron Blade Is snes03 bargain.png Bargain
Is snes03 adept.png Adept
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png C SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --


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

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Shanam is the only character in the game with the Bargain skill, which allows him to purchase items from vendors and armories at a discount.

Personality and character

Despite his imitation of the prince of Isaach, Shanam does not rival the man in skill or confidence. According to Homer, Shanam also sounds nothing like Shanan.[4] He does, however, have more than a passing resemblance to Shanan physically. When Mareeta requests that he teach her the Astra skill, which he does not know, he gives her vague advice in an attempt to maintain his cover.

While Shanam does take work as a mercenary, he primarily uses his looks to mooch off of people fooled by his appearance.[2]


Portrait shanam fe05.png

















Supported by:



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Shanam, Boastful Myrmidon
Instead of working for the New Kingdom of Thracia, Shanam returned to his hometown in Isaach. He then quit being a mercenary and lived a normal life.


Death quotes

Leif... Forgive me...
— Shanam

Escape quotes

Hmph... That was too easy.
— Shanam

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Shanam is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Shanam
TCGCipher P10-003PR.png Blade Braggart, Shanam



"The most vital element of Astra is your heart. You must let your heart flow through your technique! (Ugh, how am I saying such drivel...?)"
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Swordmaster Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
"I'm Prince Shanan.": [Trigger] When you deploy this unit, this turn, this unit is treated as if his unit name is "Shanan".
A lesson in Astra?: [Trigger] [Discard your entire hand] When this unit performs a Critical Hit, you may pay the cost, and if you do: Untap another Sword ally.
Card #P10-003PRArtist: Senri Kita
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Shannam .


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Shanam Used in the Thracia 776 fan translation.
Japanese シャナム Shanam, likely deliberately similar to Shanan, the name of the person he impersonates. In-universe, this appears to be coincidental.[5]


Sprite Gallery
Portrait shanam fe05.png Swordmaster
File:Bs fe05 shanam swordmaster sword.png


  1. "Instead of working for the New Kingdom of Thracia, Shanam returned to his hometown in Isaach." — Shanam's ending, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Glade: Hm... What about Prince Shanan? If he is a direct descendant of the Sword Saint Od, he must have power far greater than ours. Why does he refuse to help?
    Dean: Oh...him. He apparently has no interest in battles in lower places.
    Glade: Hmph, and he spends his time playing with the women, eh? ...We have no choice. We will have to fight on our own.
    " — Glade and Dean during Chapter 13: The Stronghold, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  3. "Shanam: Turn your blade away from me if you wish to live. My Astra is not for slaying little girls like you.
    Mareeta: Astra? ...That's the legendary technique known to the royalty of Isaach... Then...are you...?
    Shanam: Exactly... I am Prince Shanan of Isaac. However, I am currently hiding my identity. Forget that you saw me...
    Mareeta: Lord Shanan!
    Shanam: Whoa! Wh-What is it? You startled me.
    Mareeta: Please teach me the way of the sword! I'm not asking for much... If I can just learn the beginnings of Astra...
    Shanam: ......
    Mareeta: Please! I want to become stronger. I have to become stronger!
    Shanam: ...Well, just the beginnings, I suppose...
    Mareeta: R-Really? Thank you!
    Shanam: Hmm, I wasn't expecting this. Well, I'll just give her some random tips and get it over with... Astra is not only about your skill. It is your heart that is important. Once your skill and your heart become one...only then will you be able to perform Astra.
    Mareeta:My skill and my heart?
    Shanam: Right. First, try swinging your sword.
    Mareeta: How should I swing... Can you show me?
    Shanam: Erg... N-No, Astra is only learned after hard practice. If you see how it is done, you tend to copy it instead of developing it on your own... Yeah...
    Mareeta: Oh, I see... All right, I'll try. Ha!
    Shanam: No. Try again.
    Mareeta: Ya!
    Shanam: No, no. Your heart is being left behind. Your sword and heart must be in unison. ...I have no idea what I'm saying...
    Mareeta: My blade and my unison... Haaaa! Huh? Did I just...
    Shanam: ...... ...What?
    Mareeta: ...No, that wasn't it. It can't be this easy. Right, Lord Shanan?
    Shanam: Huh? O-Oh! Y-Y-Yeah... O-Of course not. Y-You can't call that Astra...
    Mareeta: Good, I thought so...
    Shanam: A-Anyway, I taught you the beginnings of it, like I promised. I have to get going.
    Mareeta: Yes, thank you very much, Lord Shanan! My blade and my heart in unison...
    Shanam: Who the hell is that girl!?
    " — Shanam and Mareeta, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  4. "...You still don't sound like him at all..." — Homer to Shanam, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  5. "Homer: Hey, wait a sec. At least tell me your real name.
    Shanam: ...It's Shanam.
    Homer: Huh, at least your names sound alike... See ya, Prince Shanam.
    " — Shanam and Homer, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
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Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsvelBrightonCarrionCedConomoolDagdarDalsinDeanDelmudEdaEyriosEyvelFelgusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerKainKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOrsinPirnRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelfinaShanamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTrewdXavier
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Bosses AlphandBaldackBandolBaraatBucksBovisBrookCanisCoddaCohenColhoCoulterDracoDvorakEichmannEisenauFardenFrausGomezGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMcCloyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulusPirnPorcusRaydrikReinhardtRobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeissmannWolfXavierZaomZyle
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Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Village of Iss • 2x: The Pirate Isles • 3: The Gate of Kelbeth • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: The Hero of the Winds • 5: Mother and Child • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Mt. Violdrake • 8x: Dagdar's Mansion • 9: The Emblem of Njörun • 10: Noel Canyon • 11: Dandrum Fortress • 11x: Murder Hollace • 12: The Thieves of Dakia • 12x: Dandelion • 13: The Stronghold • 14: Open Fire • 14x: Freedom • 15: The Two Paths • 16A: Nohrden Line • 17A: Leonster's Gate • 16B: The Dark Forest • 17B: The First Rain of May • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Counterattack • 20: The Scion of Light • 21: The Liberation Wars • 21x: The Detention Center • 22: Across the River • 23: The Palace of Evil • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Lopt Altar • Endgame: An Undying Oath
Locations JugdralManster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • Thracia (FianaTahra)
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCaptureChild huntsDandelion BanditsFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLoptyrians (BergrosenDeadlords) • MagiYied Massacre
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline