|Artwork of Starlight from Mystery of the Emblem.|
The sole magic capable of thwarting Imhullu's power.
Starlight (Japanese: スターライト Starlight) is a regalia tome introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. This spell is forged using the Starsphere and Lightsphere, two of the spheres which adorn the Binding Shield, and is the only power capable of opposing the dark Imhullu tome used by the Dark Pontifex Gharnef.
As a result of being born of the Lightsphere, a blast of Starlight (Japanese: スターライト・エクスプロージョン Starlight Explosion) has the ability to neutralize the attack-sealing effect of the Darksphere-forged Imhullu, and for this reason was created by the White Sage Gotoh for use by Marth's army in fighting Gharnef, Imhullu's wielder, in the War of Shadows. The sheer strain of Starlight's creation was responsible for shattering the Starsphere into twelve shards and scattering them across Archanea. Three years later in the dawning days of the War of Heroes, the tome was stolen by the resurrected Gharnef to prevent further use against him, but in the war's aftermath it was wrested back from his possession by Michalis and returned to Marth, at the cost of his own life.
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Shadow Dragon
Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
- Starlight, tied with Swarm and Imhullu, has appeared in the most number of games (four) of any uncategorized tome to have never been anything other than an uncategorized tome.
- Regardless of the English version of Shadow Dragon using the term "blast of starlight", Linde calls out "starlight explosion!" in the English release of Warriors.
- A spell named Starlight also appears in TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||Composite of "star" and "light", the two Spheres of the Binding Shield used to forge the tome.
||Officially romanized as Starlight.
||Latin: "affected by the stars"
- ↑ "You have seen the "Starsphere"—the holy orb with the twelve constellations etched on its surface. In order to pierce Gharnef's shadowy veil, Lord Gotoh created a sacred spell named Starlight from that orb. Unfortunately, the strain on the Starsphere was so severe that it shattered into twelve shards, which scattered into the sky." — Wendell, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem