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Sylvain

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Sylvain Jose Gautier

Part I Part II


FETH Sylvain.png
Artwork of Sylvain in Part I, from Three Houses.

Heir to House Gautier

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age
  • 19 (Part I)
  • 25 (Part II)
Birthday

June 5

Height

186 cm (~6'1")

Family
Nationality

Faerghus

Starting class

Noble

Voiced by
Appearance(s)
I'm always serious when it comes to matters of the heart. When I flirt, I stake my life on it.
— Sylvain to Dorothea

Sylvain Jose Gautier (pronounced /sɪl'veɪn hoʊ'zeɪ 'ɡɑtieɪ/[key]; Japanese: シルヴァン=ジョゼ=ゴーティエ Sylvain José Gautier) is a character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a student at the Officers Academy and a member of the Blue Lions.

Biography

Sylvain is the second son of the house of Margrave Gautier. During his childhood, he was abused by his elder brother Miklan, who deeply resented him due to his own lack of a Crest making him ineligible to inherit the margravate. Eventually, Miklan was disinherited and left House Gautier. In 1180, he enrolled in the Officer's Academy at Garreg Mach Monastery and joined the Blue Lions, studying and fighting alongside them. During this time, Miklan steals the Lance of Ruin from House Gautier and is tracked down and slain by Church forces, potentially including Sylvain himself.

After the timeskip, if Sylvain is a member of Byleth's class, he returns to Garreg Mach on the day of the millennium festival and accompanies them throughout the war. If not recruited on the Verdant Wind route, he reunites with Dimitri and fights alongside him in the Battle at Gronder, and can be circumvented or slain at the player's discretion. If not recruited on the Crimson Flower route, he fights alongside Dimitri at the Tailtean Plains, and is slain by Imperial forces. Sylvain makes no appearances in the story on the Silver Snow route, but it is most likely he's one of the many casualties of the Battle at Gronder.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Role

Sylvain is a starting playable character for the Blue Lions route, a recruitable unit on the Black Eagles and Golden Deer routes and a recurring enemy should he not be poached during Part I.

Starting stats and growth rates

Playable

Main article: Sylvain/Stats
Small portrait sylvain fe16.png
Ma ns01 noble sylvain playable.gif Noble
Level 1
Movement 4
Crest Minor Crest of Gautier
Recruitment: Automatically upon joining the Blue Lions; can be recruited to other houses if Byleth has skill in Charm and Reason, or if Byleth is female

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Inventory Abilities
Iron Lance
Vulnerary
Philanderer
Lance Prowess Lv 1
Axe Prowess Lv 1
Combat arts Spells Battalion
Tempest Lance
Smash
-- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying
E D D E E E E E E D E
-- Strength Strength Weakness -- Budding Talent -- -- -- Strength --

Enemy - Chapter 7

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait sylvain fe16.png
Ma ns01 cavalier sylvain third.gif Cavalier
Level 14
Movement 7
Crest Minor Crest of Gautier
Stats
Max HP 36 Luck 9
Strength 17 Defense 12
Magic 7 Resistance 3
Dexterity 10 Charm 11+1
Speed 12
Inventory Abilities
Short Spear
Steel Lance
Philanderer
Canto
Lance Prowess Lv 3
Death Blow
Swordbreaker+
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Church of Seiros Soldiers Lv 3
Disturbance
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E C E E E E E E -- D -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Crimson Flower Chapter 17

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy - Verdant Wind Chapter 17

Normal Hard Maddening

Growth rates when reclassed

Main article: Sylvain/Stats#Growth rates when reclassed

Abilities

Ability Learned at
Is ns01 rivalry.png Philanderer Personal ability, innate and unremovable
Is ns01 sword prowess lv 1.png Sword Prowess Swords E+; replaced with higher levels at Swords D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Wrath Strike Swords D
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Grounder Swords C
Is ns01 axebreaker.png Axebreaker Swords B
Is ns01 sword crit +10.png Sword Crit +10 Swords S
Is ns01 swordfaire.png Swordfaire Swords S+
Is ns01 lance prowess lv 1.png Lance Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Lances D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Tempest Lance Innate
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Knightkneeler Lances C
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Monster Piercer Lances C+
Is ns01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker Lances B
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Swift Strikes Lances A
Is ns01 lance crit +10.png Lance Crit +10 Lances S
Is ns01 lancefaire.png Lancefaire Lances S+
Is ns01 axe prowess lv 1.png Axe Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Axes D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Smash Innate
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Helm Splitter Axes C
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Spike Axes C+
Is ns01 lancebreaker.png Lancebreaker Axes B
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Lightning Axe Axes A
Is ns01 axe crit +10.png Axe Crit +10 Axes S
Is ns01 axefaire.png Axefaire Axes S+
Is ns01 bow prowess lv 1.png Bow Prowess Bows E+; replaced with higher levels at Bows D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art bow.png Curved Shot Bows D
Is ns01 close counter.png Close Counter Bows C
Is ns01 bow crit +10.png Bow Crit +10 Bows S
Is ns01 bowfaire.png Bowfaire Bows S+
Is ns01 brawling prowess lv 1.png Brawling Prowess Brawling E+; replaced with higher levels at Brawling D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Fading Blow Brawling D
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Rushing Blow Brawling C
Is ns01 combat art.png Healing Focus Brawling B
Is ns01 brawl crit +10.png Brawl Crit +10 Brawling S
Is ns01 fistfaire.png Fistfaire Brawling S+
Is ns01 black magic avo +20.png Black Magic Avo +20 Budding Talent: Reason
Is ns01 reason lv 1.png Reason Reason E+; replaced with higher levels at Reason D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 black magic range +1.png Black Magic Range +1 Reason S
Is ns01 black tomefaire.png Black Tomefaire Reason S+
Is ns01 faith lv 1.png Faith Faith E+; replaced with higher levels at Faith D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 white magic range +1.png White Magic Range +1 Faith S
Is ns01 white tomefaire.png White Tomefaire Faith S+
Is ns01 authority lv 1.png Authority Authority E+; replaced with higher levels at Authority D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 battalion vantage.png Battalion Vantage Authority C
Is ns01 defensive tactics.png Defensive Tactics Authority B
Is ns01 offensive tactics.png Offensive Tactics Authority S+
Is ns01 weight -3.png Weight -3 Heavy Armor C
Is ns01 combat art.png Smite Heavy Armor B
Is ns01 weight -5.png Weight -5 Heavy Armor A
Is ns01 armored effect null.png Armored Effect Null Heavy Armor S+
Is ns01 dexterity +4.png Dexterity +4 Riding C
Is ns01 movement +1.png Movement +1 Riding A+
Is ns01 cavalry effect null.png Cavalry Effect Null Riding S+
Is ns01 alert stance.png Alert Stance Flying B
Is ns01 alert stance+.png Alert Stance+ Flying A+
Is ns01 flying effect null.png Flying Effect Null Flying S+
The above ability list does not include class abilities, or abilities and combat arts that are granted by items.

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Fire Reason D
Bolganone Reason C
Sagittae Reason B
Ragnarok Reason A
Heal Faith D
Nosferatu Faith D+
Physic Faith C
Seraphim Faith B

Personality and character


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Sylvain acts as an elder brother figure to the other students, but his fondness for sweet-talking girls causes him trouble. While he enjoys the company of women, he also despises how so many of them are only interested in him because of his Crest. His flirtatious ways belie his shrewd, perceptive mind, and he's a lot better at reading people than he lets on. He jokes around more frequently than most other Officer's Academy students.

Supports

Main article: Sylvain/Supports

Endings

Sylvain, Sincerest of Knights (single ending)
As Margrave Gautier, Sylvain devoted his life to improving relations with the people of the Sreng region. With oration alone, he succeeded in helping to create a new way of life for nobles in which Relics and Crests were no longer viewed as necessary. Though he went down in history as an extraordinary lord, it nevertheless became customary to refer to cheaters as "sons of Gautier."

Byleth, Wandering Flame/Ruler of Dawn & Sylvain, Sincerest of Knights
After ascending the throne as the first leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan, Byleth announced her marriage to Sylvain, who had become the new Margrave Gautier. Sylvain was a valued ally who assisted his wife in her new role, both publicly and privately. Most of all, it is said that his cunning manner of speech was a great asset for fostering relations between the Church of Seiros, Fódlan, and surrounding regions. Though known as a philanderer in youth, Sylvain happily settled down after marriage and became a gentle and devoted husband and father. The two had many children whom they doted on equally, regardless of whether or not they bore a crest.

Dorothea, Devoted Heart & Sylvain, Sincerest of Knights
After more than 10 proposals, Dorothea finally relented and agreed to marry Sylvain. Together they inherited Gautier territory. With the support of his wife's counsel, the new Margrave Gautier was able to improve relations with the Sreng people, and thereby convince the local nobles that Relics and Crests were no longer an absolute requirement for survival. Due to their efforts, they went down in history as an extraordinary lord and lady. It is said that what finally convinced Dorothea to marry Sylvain was his promise that they would grow old happily together, and that he was true to his word.

Azure Moon

Byleth, Guardian of Order & Sylvain, Sincerest of Knights
After becoming the new archbishop of the Church of Seiros, Byleth announced her marriage to Sylvain, heir to House Gautier. Sylvain was a valued ally who assisted his wife in her new role, both publicly and privately. He achieved a great deal, including fostering relations with Faerghus and helping to institute sweeping organizational changes within the church. Though known as a philanderer in his youth, Sylvain happily settled down after marriage. By the time he inherited the title of Margrave Gautier, he was a gentle and devoted husband. It is said that those who knew him in his youth wondered what sort of spell the archbishop had cast on him.

Felix, The Shield's Successor & Sylvain, Sincerest of Knights
After the war, Felix and Sylvain inherited their respective titles of Duke Fraldarius and Margrave Gautier, and set to work restoring the Kingdom. Each led a busy life, but that only seemed to enhance their friendship over the years. Each became known for making surprise visits to the estate of the other, in order to deliver the latest taunting in a friendly but relentless game of one-upmanship. It is said that, in their later years, they became so close that they passed away on the same day, as if conceding that one could not live without the other.

Quotes

Battle quotes

Miklan: Why have you come, you Crest-bearing fool?
Sylvain: I'm here for the Lance of Ruin, Miklan. Hand it over. I don't want to humiliate you, but I will.
Miklan: Hmph! Hurry up an die already. If not for you... If it hadn't been for you...
Sylvain: Shut up! I'm so tired of hearing that. You've always blamed me for something that isn't my fault.

— Sylvain against Miklan in Chapter 5.
Sylvain: What is that? It's like a bad dream come to life.
Black Beast: Gyaaaaargh!

— Sylvain agaisnt Miklan as the black beast in Chapter 5.
Ingrid: Sylvain. This isn't funny. What are you doing?
Sylvain: I'm sorry, Ingrid. I believe in what the professor is trying to do more than I do in my own country.
Ingrid: Perhaps my blade will cut away the scales from your eyes!

— Sylvain, fighting Ingrid in Crimson Flower Chapter 16.
So what are you waiting for? Let's finish this today.
— Sylvain, as an enemy in Crimson Flower Chapter 17.
Professor! Has it really been five years? We ought to raise a glass to the occasion. Celebrate your return. Nah, I'd rather commemorate it with your death.
— Sylvain, as an enemy fighting male Byleth in Crimson Flower Chapter 17.
Professor, there's something I should admit. I've got some regrets about how our lives have gone. I should have made a proper attempt to woo you before now. Instead, I have to kill you.
— Sylvain, as an enemy fighting female Byleth in Crimson Flower Chapter 17.
Sylvain: Hey, Felix? Remember when we were kids and we made a promise about dying together?
Felix: I remember.
Sylvain: Well, seems we're about to kill each other.
Felix: Sorry, Sylvain. You'll die first.

— Sylvain, as an enemy fighting Felix in Crimson Flower Chapter 17.
Sylvain: Stand down, Ingrid. I know you don't want to die here.
Ingrid: I will not. I'll never ally myself with the likes of you.
Sylvain: Stubborn as ever. I always did like that about you.
Ingrid: And you never cease to amaze me with your false flattery. Don't waste your breath.

— Sylvain, as an enemy fighting Ingrid in Crimson Flower Chapter 17.
Huh. I guess this is fate. Sorry, but I need you to please give up quietly, OK?
— Sylvain, as an enemy in Verdant Wind Chapter 17.
Felix: Sylvain, stand aside. My blade thirsts for his blood, not yours.
Sylvain: If that's so, then you oughta stand down. I don't want to fight you either!
Felix: Fine. Then we're at an impasse.

— Unused dialogue between Sylvain and an enemy Felix in Azure Moon Chapter 18.
Thief Leader: Hey, I know that face. You're the boss's little bro, right?
Sylvain: I'm sorry to say it, byt yeah, I'm his brother. And he's led you into a bad spot. Anyway, your boss is dead. So this is your chance to disband this little thief gang of yours.
Thief Leader: Quiet, fool! You think I have any other choice but to be a thief?
Sylvain: Well, it's probably on me for making such a stupid request.

— Sylvain fighting any Thief Leader in The Forgotten.

Critical quotes

Open wide!
— Sylvain in Part I
Gonna need you to move!
— Sylvain in Parts I & II
Don't underestimate me!
— Sylvain in Part I
Take this!
— Sylvain in Part I
Let's finish this!
— Sylvain in Part II
This'll do it.
— Sylvain in Part II
Whatever it takes!
— Sylvain in Part II

Death/retreat quotes

I can't believe it... Well, not much more I can do here.
— Sylvain's retreat quote as a playable character in Part I.
Heh, I'm not afraid. I figured it would end like this...
— Sylvain's death quote in classic mode as a playable character in Part II.
Damn. I'm not dying here. I'm pulling back for now.
— Sylvain's retreat quote in casual mode as a playable character in Part II.
I was such a fool. So...this is how it ends. Forgive me, Your Majesty. I'm...going on...ahead.
— Sylvain's death quote as an enemy Crimson Flower Chapter 17.

Other quotes

Main article: Sylvain/Quotes

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Sylvain is currently featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

The below cards' epithets are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Sylvain
TCGCipher B19-025R.png 「至情」の騎士, Sylvain
Fódlan

Male

Lance

Mounted

"I understand the value of my blood. Believe me, I hate how much I understand it."
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Paladin Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Lance of Ruin, the Magic Lance: [Always] If your allies outnumber your enemies, the number of orbs that this unit's attacks will destroy is increased to 2.
Threat-Defying Blade: [Trigger] Each time you use a "Sylvain"'s Crest Power from your hand, until the end of the turn, all other allies gain +10 attack.
Card #B19-025RArtist: Misei Ito
TCGCipher B19-026N.png 笑顔になってほしいのさ, Sylvain
Fódlan

Male

Lance

Mounted

"If I emerge victorious, the ladies are sure to take notice. I'll have to go into hiding."
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Cavalier Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Crest Power Determination Beneath a Smile: [Hand] [Activate] Until the end of your opponent's next turn, allied "Sylvain" gains +20 attack and is immune to destruction as the cost or effect of skills. ([Hand] is only usable while this card is in your hand.)
Card #B19-026NArtist: Karuta Shiki
TCGCipher B19-027N.png ゴーティエ家の放蕩息子, Sylvain
Fódlan

Male

Lance

"Well, well! It must be my lucky day today, being approached by such a beauty."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Noble Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Philanderer: [Always] If you have 2 or more Female allies, this unit gains +10 attack.
Is TCGCipher Attack.png Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B19-027NArtist: Misei Ito
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Sylvain .

Trivia

  • As an enemy, Sylvain has access to the Pass ability, which he can't obtain as a playable unit.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Sylvain Jose Gautier Full name, known by just Sylvain in most menus. Sylvain is a French derivative of the Latin name Silvanus, meaning "wood". Jose is a Hebrew/Aramaic name, and also, when spelled José, is a Spanish, Portuguese, and French form of "Joseph". Gautier is a French surname.
Japanese シルヴァン=ジョゼ=ゴーティエ Sylvain José Gautier; the katakana spelling indicates this would be the French or Portuguese pronunciation of José, and not the Spanish one.
Spanish Sylvain Jose Gautier As above.
French Sylvain Jose Gautier As above.
German Sylvain Jose Gautier As above.
Italian Sylvain Jose Gautier As above.
Korean 실뱅 조제 고티에 Sylvain Joje Gautier
Simplified Chinese 希尔凡·乔瑟·戈迪耶 Sylvain Jose Gautier
Traditional Chinese 希爾凡·喬瑟·戈迪耶 Sylvain Jose Gautier

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References

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Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
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13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
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13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
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Part II Darkness Beneath the EarthEternal GuardianThe Face BeneathForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountableLegend of the LakeRetributionThe Secret Merchant*The Silver MaidenThe Sleeping Sand LegendWeathervanes of Fódlan
Cindered Shadows
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Locations FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
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