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

Sonya

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FESoV Sonya.png
Artwork of Sonya from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A mage who fights for the highest bidder.

Gender

Female

Race

Human

Age

25 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Family
Nationality

Rigelian

Starting class
Voiced by
Appearance(s)
Quite the clever one, aren't you? ...It's a bit infuriating. Still, I'll wager your friends are seldom bored. Maybe I'll just have to join up and see. If there's room for one more, that is?
— Sonya to Celica

Sonya (Japanese: ソニア Sonya) is a mage appearing in Fire Emblem Gaiden. She is a member of Grieth's pirates, and is recruited at Grieth's Citadel if she is not killed by Celica.

She is one of the children of Jedah, along with her older sisters Marla and Hestia.[2]

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Role

She appears in the Northern Desert, under the forced employ of Grieth, and is recruited if Celica decides to fight Deen. Both her and Deen hate Grieth, but they also seem to have their own disagreements, preventing either from doing anything about Grieth.[3] After Deen is killed Sonya retreats to Grieth's Fortress and is recruited after his death; being happy to lend her strength to the ones that dethroned Grieth.

If Celica fights her, she perishes in the desert.

Starting stats and growth rates

Boss, Act 3 Playable

Portrait sonya fe02.png
Mage
Level 5
Recruitment: Act 3, have Celica's army fight Deen instead;
then speak to her at Grieth's Citadel.

Stats Growth Rates Spell Levels

Equipment
Is nes02 shield.png Steel Shield
Weapons
Sword
X mark.png
Axe
X mark.png
B. Magic
Yes check.png
Lance
X mark.png
Bow
X mark.png
W. Magic
X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Priestess +x to 36 +x to 5 +x to 1 +x to 1 +0 +x to 1 +0 +0 +0 --
  • In Gaiden, promotion gains consist on giving the character as many points as necessary -the "x" value shown in the table- to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.

Analysis

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


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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Role

Sonya has a slightly different story role in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia compared to Gaiden. Sonya is a mercenary hired by Grieth, and like Deen, has no particular loyalty to the man. If Celica bypasses her, she chooses not to aid Grieth in defending the citadel.[4] There is no mention of Deen and Sonya keeping each other in check. Sonya joins Celica's group after Grieth's defeat because she thinks their escapades will be an interesting adventure for her.[5]

After this Sonya has no particular story prescence aside from her battle quote with Jedah in act 4.

If Celica decides to fight Sonya instead of Deen, Sonya perishes in the desert like in Gaiden.

Starting stats and growth rates

Playable Boss, Normal Boss, Hard

Portrait sonya status fe15.png
Mage
Level 5
Fatigue tol. 0.45
Recruitment: Act 3, have Celica's army fight Deen instead, then talk to her at Grieth's Citadel.

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
Is 3ds03 steel shield.png Steel Shield Is 3ds03 black magic.png Fire
Is 3ds03 black magic.png Thunder
Is 3ds03 black magic.png Excalibur
Weapons
FE15RankSword.png
X mark.png
FE15RankAxe.png
X mark.png
FE15RankBlackMagic.png
Yes check.png
FE15RankLance.png
X mark.png
FE15RankBow.png
X mark.png
FE15RankWhiteMagic.png
X mark.png

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Fire Mage, innate
Thunder Mage, innate
Excalibur Mage, innate
Recover Priestess, level 1
Rewarp Priestess, level 5
Entrap Priestess, level 10
If the character promotes before learning a spell, the level at which that spell is learned becomes (Spell's level - [Level before promotion +1]).

Promotion stat gains


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Analysis

Unfortunately, Sonya's black magic spell pool has been reduced from her Gaiden appearance, losing Seraphim and Sagittae, two powerful spells. The loss of Seraphim is particularly painful due to its utility on the terror-filled enemy loadouts of Celica's journey. She still starts with Excalibur, making her a fair critical hit dealer immediately upon recruitment. Her learned magic upon becoming a priestess gives her some interesting utility, being able to warp enemies close to her for her allies to dispose of them as well as the ability to warp to any ally over any distance, allowing for high mobility despite only having 4 movement in her native class line.

There is often debate on the Deen-Sonya recruitment choice; both units are fairly good, though Celica's party has a fair amount of both Mercenaries and Mages. Neither character is excessively weaker than the other initially, though Deen generally will class change sooner than Sonya, and Sonya learns her more interesting utility spells at late levels. Another thing to note is that Sonya's Steel Shield is lost if she is killed as an enemy, while Deen's Brave Sword, while certainly superior, can be pried out of his cold, dead hands as a drop.

It should also be noted that Sonya is Genny's only ranked support partner. If Sonya is not recruited Genny will have only bond supports; if Deen is not recruited Jesse still has Saber as an option.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

Sonya is one of the characters added to the game in the Bitter Enemies update, and became available for summoning by players on July 13, 2017. Only one variation of Sonya is currently available in Heroes, based on her Echoes: Shadows of Valentia incarnation.

Starting stats

Sonya: Vengeful Mage is only available at 5★ rarity.
Portrait sonya feh.png
Rarity ★★★★★
Weapon type Is feh green tome.png
Movement type Infantry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 16/17/18
Attack 6/7/8 Speed 6/7/8
Defense 4/5/6 Resistance 7/8/9
Skills
Is feh skill offense.png --
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png New Moon

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Wind ★★★★★ 50 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Elwind ★★★★★ 100 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Rexcalibur ★★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Dark Excalibur ★★★★★ 400 SP
Is feh skill special.png New Moon Innate
Is feh skill special.png Moonbow ★★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh warding blow 1.pngA Warding Blow 1 ★★★★★ 50 SP
Is feh death blow 2.pngA Mirror Strike 1 ★★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh death blow 3.pngA Mirror Strike 2 ★★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh res ploy 1.pngC Res Ploy 1 ★★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh res ploy 2.pngC Res Ploy 2 ★★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh res ploy 3.pngC Res Ploy 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP

Personality and character

Sonya grew up in a priory with her sisters,[6] though this tired her of piousness and she generally avoids such activities in her adulthood.[7][8] It is unclear when she left the priory and became separated from her sisters. She has a deep-seated hatred of her father, Jedah,[6] due to him being responsible for transforming Marla and Hestia, Sonya's elder sisters, into witches.[2] Sonya has always chosen to live on her own desires, to which Hestia is somewhat jealous of, [9] and to the disapproval of her father.[10] Sonya appears to still miss her sisters, if she falls in battle her final thoughts are of them.[11]

Even after her sister's deaths in the battle against Duma, Sonya searched extensively for a way to return witches to normal. It is unknown if she ever found a way to do this, as she vanished to an ambiguous fate.[12]

Sonya appreciates her appearance, though not to an exaggerated or narcissistic degree.[13]

Supports

Main article: Sonya/Supports

Endings

Gaiden

Her two older sisters, Marla and Hestia, had been reborn as witches to be sacrificed to Duma... Sonya would never forgive their father Jedah for making his three daughters into sacrifices.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Sonya's search for a cure for women turned into witches took her across the land. Her trail ended in a remote region, after which she was never seen again. Rumors fly, however, that shortly thereafter a new witch took up residence in Nuibaba's abode on Fear Mountain.

Quotes

Battle quotes

Hehehe, little girl and company -- too bad, but you're going to die!
— Sonya as an enemy in Gaiden
Naughty children. You ought never have made an enemy of Grieth. Still, this is mere business for my part. No hard feelings, I pray.
— Sonya as an enemy in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Sonya: Jedah!
Jedah: Well, if it isn't Sonya.
Sonya: You've no idea how long I've waited for this day. You stole the lives of my sisters and cursed them to become witches! I will avenge them with your blood!
Jedah: Their souls were offered to Duma freely, and both received endless bliss in turn. Only a fool would refuse to see a truth so plain. You are a burden to your wise sisters, and I shall relieve them of it now!

— Jedah to Sonya in act 4 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Ugh. It's almost painful to watch... Just how hopelessly ignorant can someone be?
— Sonya's final battle quote in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Critical quotes

Naughty child.
— Sonya
Let's have some fun.
— Sonya
Time for a little discipline.
— Sonya
*laughs*
— Sonya

Death quote

My fate's come to an end too...
— Sonya, in Gaiden
It seems...today is the day... my star...goes out...
— Sonya as an enemy in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
If this is...where my story ends, then so be it... My...sisters...
— Sonya's death quote in Classic Mode in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Well, this is damn infuriating... Sorry, but I'm done for the day. Scars aren't really my style.
— Sonya's retreat quote in Casual Mode in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Heroes

Main article: Sonya/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)

FEGM Sonya.png

Sonya appears in the Gaiden manga with an initially similar role to her Gaiden appearance, though she is given a comparatively large amount of dialogue and story presence compared to the original Gaiden.

On their journey through the desert, Palla tells Celica about Grieth's two bodyguards, Sonya and Deen. Palla mentions that Sonya and her two sisters were cursed to be witches. Celica decides to fight Deen. During the battle against him Sonya appears, and asks Deen if he's trying to steal her glory again. Deen reminds her that both of them have orders to kill Celica anyway. Sonya then attacks Boey and Mae.

Later, Grieth appears and asks what is taking Sonya and Deen so long to defeat Celica. Grieth also takes the opportunity to attack Deen and Sonya; he had been looking for an opportunity to get rid of the two of them. Deen takes the blow from Grieth for Sonya and dies. Celica, during the distraction, finishes Grieth. Sonya takes Deen's death hard, and mourns him.

After Celica's group arrives at Mila's Temple Sonya tells Celica about Jedah, who resides in the Duma Tower, and that he is likely the one to have Mila. After entering Lost Treescape Sonya tells Celica more about Jedah and her sisters, Marla and Hestia; they were all devout followers of Duma. However, Duma changed, and corrupted his followers, driving Jedah mad and eventually killing Marla and Hestia. Sonya says she'll pray for them when everything is over; she also thanks Celica for showing her that she could change her own fate.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Sonya As of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. A feminine given name from a Russian diminutive of Sophia, meaning "wisdom" in Greek.[15]
English
(unofficial)
• Sonia
• Soni
• Used in the latest Gaiden fan translation.
• Used in the older Gaiden fan translation. Presumably this odd abbreviation is due to space issues.
Japanese ソニア Officially romanized as Sonya.
Spanish Sonya As above.
French Sonya As above.
German Sonya As above.
Italian Sonya As above.
Dutch Sonya As above.
Simplified Chinese 索尼娅
Traditional Chinese 索尼婭

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait sonya fe02.png Witch Mage Priestess
Bs fe02 enemy witch magic.png
Black magic
Bs fe02 mage female magic.png
Black magic
Bs fe02 priestess magic.png
Black magic/White Magic
Bs fe02 celica priestess sword.png
Sword

Screenshots

Other appearances

References

  1. Voice Of Sonya - Fire Emblem | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 8 January, 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Her two older sisters, Marla and Hestia, had been reborn as witches to be sacrificed to Duma... Sonya would never forgive their father Jedah for making his three daughters into sacrifices." — Sonya's ending, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  3. "Grieth has these two subordinates named Sonya and Deen. The troops under their respective commands guard the northern and southern regions of the desert. That said, it seems like the two of them both hate Grieth. However, because they're holding each other in check, betrayal's out of the question. So if you're careful about which one of 'em you defeat, the other one may well decide become your ally." — Jesse to Celica, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  4. "Deen and Sonya. Two of Grieth's best. They're a tough lot, but it's not loyalty that keeps them in Grieth's service. I don't know the specifics, but it's clear they've their own ambitions. They guard his citadel from the north and south ends of the desert. Break through one, and you'll have a clear path to move on Grieth. Whichever you fight, the other won't go out of their way to chase you down. ...Er, probably." — Jesse to Celica, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  5. "Quite the clever one, aren't you? ...It's a bit infuriating. Still, I'll wager your friends are seldom bored. Maybe I'll just have to join up and see. If there's room for one more, that is?" — Sonya to Celica, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Sonya: I also grew up in a priory, although it was my father who abandoned me.
    Genny: Is that true?
    Sonya: Yes. And if I met a man who reminded me of him, I'd likely kick his face in.
    " — Sonya to Genny, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  7. "I lived in a priory when I was a child, you know. Wearing the same drab habit... Praying day after day after day... Well. no thank you. I'm done with all that." — Sonya to Celica in a base conversation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  8. "I'm not usually the pious, obedient type..." — Sonya upon class changing at a Mila Shrine, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  9. "That's no fair, Sonya... Why should you be the only one allowed to live as she chooses?" — Hestia commenting to herself on Sonya, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  10. "Only a fool would refuse to see a truth so plain. You are a burden to your wise sisters, and I shall relieve them of it now!" — Jedah, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  11. "If this is...where my story ends, then so be it... My...sisters..." — Sonya's death quote, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  12. "Sonya's search for a cure for women turned into witches took her across the land. Her trail ended in a remote region, after which she was never seen again. Rumors fly, however, that shortly thereafter a new witch took up residence in Nuibaba's abode on Fear Mountain." — Sonya's ending, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  13. "You've got a pretty face, Celica, yet somehow you're just so...plain. As a princess, shouldn't you be decked out in silk and gold and other fineries? ...That stuff just gets in the way? Ugh, you're such a pragmatist. If it were me, I'd be swimming in jewels! Maybe even wear my hair up... Don't you think it's fun to daydream about that sort of thing? [...] If beautiful women don't celebrate their beauty, the entire human race loses out. Don't you agree?" — Sonya to Celica in a base conversation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  14. Rei Shimoda | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 8 January, 2018
  15. https://www.behindthename.com/name/sonya
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