|“||Lukas keeps talking about kings and politics, but that does little for me. I’m actually just in it for the gold. I have a family to feed, after all.||”|
- 1 Fire Emblem Gaiden
- 2 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
- 3 Fire Emblem Heroes
- 4 Personality and character
- 5 Supports
- 6 Base conversations
- 7 Ending
- 8 Quotes
- 9 Other appearances
- 10 Trivia
- 11 Etymology and other languages
- 12 Gallery
- 13 References
He is one of the first characters recruited in the game. He agrees to follow Alm and seize Zofia's castle at the beginning of the game. After the war, he becomes a knight of Valentia.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
Soldier Cavalier Mage Archer Mercenary
- 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.
Tobin reprises his role in the remake, where he is recruited automatically and has a much larger role interacting with Alm. Unlike Gray, he's more hesitant in joining him, but accepts when Lukas mentions soldiers get paid for their efforts, as he wants to help his family. He remains by Alm's side as his trusting friend, and frequently comments on the ongoing events, either with Alm himself, or Gray. Once again, he becomes part of Valentia's knighthood at the end of the game, and is granted a title and castle as a reward for his friendship and loyalty to Alm.
Starting stats and growth rates
Prologue Act 1
|Fire||Mage, level 1|
|Excalibur||Mage, level 6|
|Recover||Sage, level 1|
|Physic||Sage, level 5|
|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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Tobin does wall as an Archer or a Mage. Mage Tobin gets very early access to the powerful Excalibur spell and has Physic to keep him viable later on; however, Tobin's growths suit him better as an Archer for post-game purposes.
Tobin is one of the characters added to the game in the Ylissean Summer update, and was made available to players in the second edition of the Tempest Trials, "Resonating Fangs", which initially ran from July 7, 2017 through July 21, 2017. Only one variation of Tobin is currently available in Heroes, based on his Echoes: Shadows of Valentia incarnation.
|A||Attack +1||★★★★||30 SP|
|A||Attack +2||★★★★||60 SP|
|A||Attack +3||★★★★||120 SP|
|B||Seal Spd 1||★★★★||40 SP|
|B||Seal Spd 2||★★★★||80 SP|
|B||Seal Spd 3||★★★★★||160 SP|
Personality and character
Tobin has minimal dialogue in Gaiden, but he is loyal to Alm, whom he is willing to follow in Alm's quest to take back Zofia.
In Shadows of Valentia, he is constantly competing with Alm and Gray, suggesting that he has an inferiority complex. However, he eventually accepts being part of their strength. As the eldest of his family, he maintains an air of brotherly warmth and kindness which transfers to his friends. He greatly values familial ideals as he joined the Deliverance to support his family monetarily.
- Main article: Tobin/Supports
- Main article: Tobin/Conversations
As one of the knights of the kingdom, he works towards the restoration of Valentia.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
If Gray survived
As one of the most scrupulous knights in the One Kingdom's Brotherhood, Tobin spent his life serving his friend King Alm. The king, in turn, placed a great deal of trust in Tobin, eventually granting him both a title and his own castle.
If Gray died
Unable to move past Gray's death, Tobin abruptly vanished before reappearing just as suddenly several years later. At King Alm's suggestion, he joined the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights. The talkative, playful Tobin of old, however, was gone forever.
|“||Never count Tobin out!||”|
— Tobin upon defeating an enemy
The Final Battle quote
|“||Even without gods, I have my friends. With them, I can survive anything.||”|
|“||This is the part that hurts!||”|
|“||You and me!||”|
|“||Have some of this!||”|
|“||This one's mine!||”|
|“||Alm, I believe in ya, man...||”|
— Tobin, in Gaiden.
|“||I...I'm finished... Alm, don't stop fighting... I know you can...do this...||”|
— Tobin, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
|“||I can take it... Nope! No, no I can't. You better go on without me...||”|
— Tobin, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).
- Main article: Tobin/Quotes (Heroes)
Tobin only appears in Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Tobin is currently featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Tobin|
|Bow Knight of Close Friendship, Tobin|
|"Even without gods, I have my friends. With them, I can survive anything."|
|Attack: 60||Support: 20||Range: 1-3||Deploy Cost: 5|
|Class: Bow Knight||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|Straight Arrow: [Once per turn] [Activate]  Until the end of this turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Sincere Strategy: [Trigger] While this unit is attacking an enemy besides the Main Character, if this unit's "Straight Arrow" skill was activated, then this unit's attack cannot be evaded.
|Card #B09-010R, B09-010ST • Artist: BISAI|
|Homesick Sniper, Tobin|
|"Pa.. Ma.. and my siblings... I wonder if everyone in the village is doing well?"|
|Attack: 40||Support: 20||Range: 1-3||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Sniper||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Oldest Son of a Large Family: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Tap another ally in the same row as this unit] Until the end of this turn, this unit gains +10 attack.|
|Card #B09-011N • Artist: Mattsun!|
|Socially Oblivious Childhood Friend, Tobin|
|"Alm is only one getting all the spotlight... I won't let that happen."|
|Attack: 20||Support: 20||Range: 1-3||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Archer||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Deliverance Salary: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Until the end of this turn, this unit gains +10 attack.|
Cover Emblem: [Support] After this battle, you may move your attacking unit.
|Card #B09-012N, B09-012ST • Artist: BISAI|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Tobin .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Tobin||Tobin is an Irish surname of Norman origin, from the location Saint-Aubin. Probably changed from Robin to differentiate the character from a more famous character with that name in English.|
|• Used in the latest Gaiden fan translation.|
• Used in the older Gaiden fan translation.
|Japanese||ロビン||Officially romanized as Robin. Robin is a diminutive form of Robert, which is a name of Germanic origin which is a combination of *hrōþiz "fame" and *berhtaz "bright"; the reconstructed Proto-Germanic form of the name is *Hrōþiberhtaz.|
Artwork of Tobin from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Full portrait artwork of young Tobin from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Tobin's portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
|Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia|
|Fire Emblem Heroes|