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This page is about the Elibean sage; for the Rigelian mage, see Sonya.


FERK Sonia.png
Artwork of Sonia from The Blazing Blade.

Brendan's wife, and a devout servant of Nergal.


Unknown (lives as female)



Starting class



There are two types of people in the world, Ursula. Those chosen to lead and those fit only to serve: human refuse. That's all. Only two types. I am the former, a perfect specimen chosen by Lord Nergal.
— Sonia to Ursula

Sonia (Japanese: ソーニャ Sonia) is one of Nergal's morphs who infiltrated the Black Fang, the adoptive mother of Nino, wife of Brendan Reed and stepmother of Linus and Lloyd, and a major antagonist in the second arc of Eliwood's and Hector's tales of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Despite being a major character, the player is not required to fight her.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade


Twelve years prior to any of the game's events, Sonia and Nergal, seeking the secret of the dragons, ambushed a family of four from the most famed house of magic wielders in all of Lycia. The mother of the family, Iris, clutched tight to her daughter Nino during the struggle, but Sonia used the son of the family, Kai, as a human shield; Sonia managed to kill Iris, Kai, and the father of the family, Juge, with her bare hands, only sparing Nino as per Nergal's suggestion. Sonia subsequently raised Nino as if she were her own daughter, treating her badly over the years.

Years later, in order to bring the Black Fang under Nergal's control, Sonia started to get close to its leader, Brendan Reed, eventually marrying him and becoming stepmother to Brendan's two sons, Linus and Lloyd. Linus and Lloyd from the beginning suspected something was amiss about Sonia, and Brendan himself never fully trusted her either, but the five of them began living as a family nonetheless; were it not for Linus and Lloyd, Brendan would likely have been killed around this timeframe. Over the years, Sonia has members of the Black Fang replaced one by one with Nergal's morphs. Linus and Lloyd were not the only ones suspicious of Sonia's motives, as a Lycian disguised as a Black Fang in either version of chapter 23 (24 Hector) is shown to have intel on Sonia's motives.

By the time Eliwood's and Hector's tales roll around, thirteen years after Sonia murdered Nino's family, the Black Fang was now largely under Nergal's control, with Brendan squarely under Sonia's thumb. Sonia is first mentioned in chapter 18 (19 Hector), where Nergal asks Limstella to contact her and arrange a meeting with the king of Bern; she is first physically seen two chapters later where Nergal has gathered her and Limstella into the area where Nergal tasks her with using Brendan to move the Black Fang and to make usage of the Four Fangs. The following chapter, Sonia has called together the Four Fangs and assigned them the task of eliminating Eliwood, whom she states is plaguing her by simply living; Eliwood is her designated target even if the player is playing Hector's tale and thus Hector is the player's main lord. Chapter 25 of Hector's tale shows she is the one responsible for releasing Pascal on Nergal's orders, despite Pascal having been imprisoned by her husband's orders.

By the time chapter 24 (26 Hector) comes around, Sonia has met with King Desmond, and it is made apparent that she is ringleading the plot to have Prince Zephiel killed; the following chapter sees her assign the task to Nino and Jaffar, and assigning the task of stalling the opposing army to either Kenneth or Jerme; once Kenneth/Jerme fails, Sonia attempts to accelerate the operation and, showing her distrust for Nino, gives Jaffar the additional task of killing Nino.

Sonia serves as the boss of chapter 26x (28x Hector), where she vows to finish off Eliwood herself if she has to despite Limstella's objections; as soon as Brendan arrives on the scene, Sonia shows her true colors to him and kills him, with Limstella harvesting his quintessence. Although injured by Brendan's attempt to defend himself, Sonia declares herself well enough to continue her duties; Sonia subsequently shows her true colors to Nino, who survived the attempt on her life, and is ultimately defeated by the opposing army. Sonia is left to die by Limstella, who reveals that she has no quintessence to harvest, continuing to insist on her humanity and superiority over Limstella even as she dies. Should the player not visit chapter 26x, Nergal finishes Sonia personally, no longer finding her useful, with her failure with the Zephiel assassination being deemed unforgivable.[1]


Chapter 26xE/28H, Normal Chapter 26x, Eliwood Hard Chapter 28x, Hector Hard

Portrait sonia fe07.png
Ma gba sage female enemy.gif Sage
Level 17
Affinity --
Max HP 44 Luck 0
Magic 19 Defense 19
Skill 18 Resistance 23
Speed 18 Constitution 7
Movement 6 Aid 6
Fell ContractThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif A GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif A

Personality and character

Sonia is a morph that sees herself as perfection chosen by Nergal, and has deluded herself to believe that she is human; this is in sharp contrast to her fellow feminine-construct morph Limstella, who embraces her identity as a morph. This leads Sonia to see Limstella as inferior, along with all other morphs. Sonia often refers to morphs as puppets.

Limstella is far from the only person she sees as below her. Nergal's assertions of her perfection empowers Sonia's narcissism, which is also supported by her rank. Sonia insists that treating people as equals leads to failure, and cites Vaida as a person whom has failed due to treating others fairly.[2]

Ursula, a member of the Four Fangs, adores Sonia, and Sonia seems to actually like Ursula as well, giving her advice freely.[3] Ursula is one of the few people Sonia doesn't seem to openly look down on.

Sonia despises her adopted daughter, Nino. Sonia thinks of Nino as a failure, and neglects her daughter by not providing education or motherly love. Nino herself brushes this off and still seeks the love and approval of Sonia. Sonia is all too happy to give Jaffar orders to kill Nino.


Battle quotes

Lord Nergal will have your quintessence! Only the chosen few will live to see the new world. Perfect people! People like me!
— Sonia, in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
Nino: I thought for so long that you were my true mother...
Sonia: Ha ha ha! Your mother and father looked so much like you. They were so naive it made me want to vomit. I dressed in rags and entered their house with a child in my arms. They were sincerely concerned. Ha ha... Trusting a stranger is so utterly foolish. Oh, they came to regret their trust, but it was too late.
Nino: Aaahhh!!! You're no perfect being! You're a monster in human form! No mercy! No forgiveness!!!

— Sonia vs Nino, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
Jaffar: Here I come.
Sonia: Ingrate! You owe your life to Lord Nergal! You and that girl, you're nothing but filth! But it matters not, as long as your essence remains intact. No other part of you now has any value.

— Sonia vs Jaffar, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Death quote

It can't be... I'm...perfect... Lord Nergal
— Sonia, in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Sonia
TCGCipher B13-045R.png Black Flower Blooming in Darkness, Sonia


"Only the chosen few will live to see the new world. Perfect people! People like me!"
Attack: 60 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Sage Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: --
The Fang’s Puppetmaster: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When this unit’s attack ends, if your opponent’s support card failed to support the enemy during that attack, draw 1 card.
Bolting: [Activate] [Flip one bond card] Until the end of the turn, this unit can attack enemies in the Back Line regardless of range.
Attack Support Is TCGCipher Increase Skill.png Proof of Superiority: [Support] Draw 1 card. Choose 1 card from your hand, and send it to the Retreat Area. You may [Flip one bond card] and each time you do, this skill is activated again.
Card #B13-045R • Artist: Kokon Konfuzi
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Sonia .


Etymology and other languages

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


Variant of Sonya.[4]



Officially romanized as Sonia.



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Small portrait sonia fe07.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait sonia fe07.png Sage Ma gba sage female enemy.gif
Bs fe07 enemy sonia sage anima.png
Bs fe07 enemy sonia sage staff.png


  1. "Nergal: Ah, Sonia... So, you botched the assassination of the prince, did you?
    Sonia: Ah... My lord, it was--
    Nergal:The king is in a dark and terrible mood over your failure. I've a message from him severing
    all his ties to the Black Fang. And then we have Eliwood. He invaded my fortress and annihilated the Black Fang itself? Have I misplaced my trust in you?
    Sonia:Lo-Lord Nergal. I regret to inform you that the Black Fang is indeed no more. However, I have a plan for a new group. My next-- Ah...
    Nergal:You believe there is to be a "next"?
    Sonia:Here! Look at this!
    Nergal: This is... magnificent quintessence.
    Sonia:It comes from Brendan Reed, the Black Fang commander. He was sniffing around where he shouldn't have been, so I killed him.
    Nergal: I see... This is Brendan's-- Ha ha ha ha!
    Sonia: Do you like it?
    Nergal: Yes. Yes, I do. This is strong quintessence, and yet you say you killed him?[.][A] You are quite... ......
    Sonia: Um... What is it, my lord?
    Nergal: Your side... Are you injured?
    Sonia: Oh, yes. When Brendan resisted, he...
    Nergal: I see... He wounded you.
    Sonia: Lord... Lord Nergal?
    Nergal: I've no need for a defective puppet.
    Sonia: Pardon? Pu-Puppet?
    Nergal: Sonia, you're a failed work. You're no match for Limstella in any way.
    Sonia: !!
    Nergal: Disperse." — Nergal and Sonia, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  2. "Then you must use the refuse to your advantage. Treat them as equals, and they will only drag you down. That woman Vaida is a good example. She treats the trash as though they were people. That dooms her to failure" — Sonia to Ursula, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  3. "You, however... You, I like. You must take care. It would be a shame to see you fail as Vaida did." — Sonia to Ursula, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  4. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Sonia,, Retrieved: 9 September 2018
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