|“||The day Kohga fell to Mokushu, almost all of my people were slaughtered. I was a child... Chased from my homeland and separated from the other survivors. Even as a refugee, I was denied entry to Hoshido. So I wound up in Nohr. I was exiled and alone. My only choice was to steal or die. You can guess what I chose. I've been here ever since, searching for others like me and trying to stay afloat...||”|
— Shura, narrating his past.
Shura (Japanese: アシュラ Asyura) is a character in Fire Emblem Fates. The Hoshidan-born leader of a Nohrian band of thieves, having formerly lived in the now-ruined Duchy of Kohga and formerly served royalty, Shura keeps low by disguising himself as a common crook. Shura is playable in all three routes of Fates.
Corrin and the Hoshidians have arrived in Windmire, the seemingly-barren capital of Nohr, and find themselves having to deal with a band of local ruffians, led by Shura, whi tells him/her that the group is in the bad part of town and shouldn't be walking the streets by themselves less they run into some bad characters. As Corrin starts to deduce that Shura is referring to himself as one of the bad characters, Takumi states that the group is surrounded yet their opponents don't appear to be Nohrian soldiers. Shura states that things can go easy, and asks Corrin's army to hand over all their valuables including Corrin's Yato, to which Corrin states that they have no choice but to fight Shura's army.
After being defeated, Shura is surrounded by the Hoshidians. Shura demands they simply kill him if they plan to tie him up. Azura asks to speak with Shura, deducing that he may know about the secret passageway to Castle Krakenburg, surprising Ryoma. Azura reveals that, back when she was stolen away from Nohr, her captors did so from a secret tunnel leading from the castle, made long ago for the purpose of infiltrating the castle unseen and that Garon and the Nohrian royals know nothing about it; Azura deduce that, if the tunnel is still there, it would benefit the group greatly, then asks Shura if he knows about the tunnel, to which Shura states that he knows but will only talk if well compensated, prompting Ryoma to reveal that he'll give Shura gold on his honor as the high prince, surprising Shura and prompting Ryoma to properly introduce himself. Shura asks Ryoma to accept his apology and that he had no idea who he has and introduces himself as a ninja of Kohga, a land that now exists only in memory, prompting Ryoma to state that he hasn't heard that name in many years. Shura proceed to reveal Kohga as a kingdom that had bordered Mokushu and known for its ninja dojos until it was conquered by Mokushu, slaughtering most of its people and the rest forced to flee. Shura reveals that he was denied entry into Hoshido as a refugee, thus he came to Nohr to live as a thief while searching for others like him and trying to stay afloat. Ryoma apologizes to Shura for the troubles Hoshido caused him and vows to help him reclaim his homeland once the war ends, on the condition that Shura fights alongside them to help make the world a better place, to which Shura states his approval, and shows them the tunnel to Castle Krakenburg.
While the Nohrians are at sea en route, the army's ship falls prey to what the army believes to be Hoshidan ninja out to plunder their gold, tasking the army to attempt to defend their gold stash, who is revealed to be Shura. Xander states that Shura is a Nohrian pirate that leads his men just like ninja, then states he must be stopped.
Once the battle ends, Xander tells Shura that the battle is over and asks him to surrender quickly if he knows what's good for him, to which Shura asks what Xander will do next, stating he'd rather live than die. Shura reveals he was one of the people responsible for kidnapping Azura away years back, revealing that he was commissioned by Yukimura and led him through the secret tunnel leading into Castle Krakenberg. Azura asks how a Nohrian could perform that task, to which Shura states he's not a Nohrian, he's actually a ninja from Kohga, a land that now exists only in memory, and states that his clan served Hoshidan royalty long ago and feels he can avenge hs clan's loss; Shura states that he could help take out the Mokushu should war break out and states that Yukimura may have never realized that he enlisted the help of a ninja from the Kohga. Azura states that she learned of the destruction of the Kohga by the Mokushu and asks Shura if that's how he became a thief; Shura states that he was chased from home once the Kohga fell and separated from the other survivors, and chose to steal rather than die, eventually carvng himself a life in Nohr as a pirate, and now wishes to return to Hoshido to exact revenge. At this point, Corrin must decide to whether kill Shura or spare him.
If Corrin chooses to kill him, he is shocked by this, but accepts his fate nonetheless and he won't join the army. If Corrin chooses not to kill Shura, Corrin decides he/she knows in his/her heart that he/she can trust him and allows him to join their cause, to which Shura thanks Corrin. Corrin states that Shura's been through a lot and is overdue for some mercy, but states that if he places even one toe out of line, he/she will personally kill Shura, vowing that nobody will endanger his/her family, to which Shura vows he will never betray Corrin's kindness. Shura stays with Corrin's army throughout the war and helps settle the age-old conflict between Hoshido and Nohr.
Shura arrives at the Sevenfold Sanctuary, seeming to seek audience with the Rainbow Sage so that he can receive the strength to rebuild his nation. Corrin meets up with him, and surmises that he is a thief looking to steal from the sanctuary. Shura denies this, stating that he wants the Sage's gift of strength to defeat Kotaro, daimyo of Mokushu, as revenge for destroying his homeland. Corrin tells him that they already defeated Kotaro prior. Surprised by this, he thanks Corrin for getting his revenge and recognizes Corrin as the kidnapped Hoshidan prince/princess, and agrees to help him/her on his/her quest.
Starting stats and growth rates
Birthright Conquest Revelation
Enemy - Birthright Chapter 22
Normal Hard Lunatic
Enemy - Conquest Chapter 16
Growth rates when reclassed
Bow Knight Mechanist Master Ninja Berserker Hero
|Highwayman||Personal skill, innate and unremovable|
|Lucky Seven||Adventurer, level 5 or later|
(Innate in the Birthright and Revelation campaigns)
|Pass||Adventurer, level 15 or later|
|Rally Skill||Bow Knight, level 5 or later|
|Shurikenbreaker||Bow Knight, level 15 or later|
|Poison Strike||Master Ninja/Mechanist, starting from level 3|
|Lethality||Master Ninja, starting from level 5|
|Shurikenfaire||Master Ninja, starting from level 15|
|Golembane||Mechanist, starting from level 5|
|Replicate||Mechanist, starting from level 15|
|HP +5||Berserker/Hero, starting from level 3|
|Gamble||Berserker/Hero, starting from level 3|
|Rally Strength||Berserker, starting from level 5|
|Axefaire||Berserker, starting from level 15|
|Sol||Hero, starting from level 5|
|Axebreaker||Hero, starting from level 15|
|The above skill list does not include skills obtained via Supports and DLC.|
Personality and character
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- Main article: Shura/Supports
Shura, Righteous Rebel (single ending)
With help from the Hoshidan royal family, Shura began the difficult task of rebuilding the kingdom of Kohga. Putting his outlaw past behind him, he eventually ran for office and was elected governor.
Shura, Righteous Rebel & Corrin, Crux of Fate (Birthright and Conquest)
With cooperation from Hoshido, Shura dedicated his life to rebuilding the kingdom of Kohga. Corrin was hailed as a hero, working alongside her spouse to spread peace worldwide.
Shura, Righteous Rebel & Corrin, Queen of Valla (Revelation)
The two spent the rest of their lives together, Corrin ruling as the wise Queen of Valla. With his wife's support, Shura successfully continued to rebuild the kingdom of Kohga.
|“||It's nothing personal. But we've got to eat, you know? If only you'd given me that lovely sword...we could have avoided all this.||”|
— Shura, as the boss of Birthright Chapter 22.
|“||Now that you've found me, I have no choice but to defeat you all! Say good-bye to your men, your war chest, and this ship!||”|
— Shura, as the boss of Conquest Chapter 16.
|“||Damn it... Are you here to see the sage, too? Nothing personal. but I can't have you getting in my way. I have goals, and anyone who gets in my way will be knocked aside!.||”|
— Shura, as an enemy if fought in Revelation Chapter 15.
|“||Shura: Heh... So you're the daimyo of Mokushu, eh? We finally meet.
Kotaro: Who are you? I don't know any generic pirates.
Shura: I am Shura, of Kohga. And you will pay for destroying my people!
Kotaro: Aw, so you came here to get revenge? That's precious. I've killed dozens of men like you. Lowly drifters without a home. Don't even bother. Like your pathetic kingdom, you don't stand a chance.
Shura: Killing you will be no bother at all. In fact, I'm looking forward to it. And one day I will rebuild Kohga and undo the damage you caused!
Kotaro: HA! That's rich. I killed all your people. Burned your village to the ground. All of your ninja combined weren't enough to stop me. Yet you think you alone can kill me?! HAHAHAHA!
Shura: We'll see how funny it is when you're begging for mercy. You took everything from me. Before I rebuild, allow me to return the favor.
Kotaro: Ah, a lovely dream. Let that dream comfort you in your last moments. The last remnant of Kohga ends here!
Shura: For my friends and family...for my honor and vengeance...FOR KOHGA!
— Shura fighting Kotaro in Conquest Chapter 17.
My Castle quotes
|“||Lord/Lady Corrin, you remembered what today was? That's...quite nice, actually.||”|
— upon being given an accessory Shura likes on his birthday
|“||Went down fighting...||”|
— Shura's defeat voice clip.
|“||This is getting hairy... I think I ought to fall back for a while.||”|
— Shura's defeat quote in Casual Mode.
|“||Seems about right...about what I deserve...||”|
— Shura's death quote in Classic Mode.
|“||You guys...aren't mere travellers...are you?||”|
— Shura's defeat quote in Birthright Chapter 22.
|“||You're stronger...than expected...||”|
— Shura's defeat quote in Conquest Chapter 16.
|“||No... Damn it. I was so close... If only I could... see Kohga... one last time.||”|
— Shura's death quote in Revelation Chapter 15.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Shura is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- Both of the below cards' quotes are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Shura|
|Fighter of a Lost Kingdom, Shura|
|Attack: 50||Support: 10||Range: 2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Adventurer||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
| Kohga’s Secret Art: [Activate]  If you have at least one card in your Bond Area and you paid the cost: You may add one card other than “Shura” from your Retreat Area to your hand.|
Anti-Fliers: [Always] While this unit is attacking a unit, its attack increases by 30.
|Card #B06-078HN • Artist: Haru Miyajima|
|Thief Who Cast Away His Name, Shura|
|Attack: 30||Support: 10||Range: 2||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Outlaw||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Highwayman: [Always] While this unit is attacking a unit in the Frontline, its attack increases by 10.|
Anti-Fliers: [Always] While this unit is attacking a unit, its attack increases by 30.
Thief’s Emblem: [Support] Reveal the top card of your opponent’s deck. You may then place that card in their Retreat Area.
|Card #B06-079N • Artist: Haru Miyajima|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Shura .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
From 修羅, a shortened form of 阿修羅, Japanese for Asura.
Romanized in the internal game files as Asyura; listed in the official character book as "Ashura". From 阿修羅, Japanese for Asura. "Asyura" is the Nippon/Kunrei-shiki romanization, while Ashura is the Hepburn romanization.
Artwork of Shura from the Fire Emblem Fates 4koma Comic & Character Guide Book.
In-game portrait of Shura from Fates.
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|