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Transporter

Bs fe07 merlinus transporter.png


A merchant who transports goods and supplies. Cannot engage in combat.

Weapon(s)

Unknown

Skill(s)

N/A

A transporter (Japanese: 輸送隊, lit.transport party) is a class that carries items that appears rarely in the Fire Emblem series. In most other games, the convoy serves the same function and is not in the form of a unit or a class. However, in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, the Transporter class appears as a unit with this role, with only one character, named Merlinus. Usually, supply convoys of other games are nameless, or the group of named merchants of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn run the convoy but do not appear on the battlefield. In contrast to those examples, Merlinus is a character who appears in battles with a personality, dialogue, and even several support conversations.

If it is deployed, when a unit receives more items than their maximum capacity (five items), the item, or another item in that unit's inventory, can be selected to go to the convoy. If it is not present, the unit must discard one item. Since a transporter cannot attack, it must be guarded. Merlinus does have very high growth rates in HP, skill, speed, and luck, which help the only instances of this class have good endurance and dodging chances. If the transporter hits 0 HP, it can still be deployed the next chapter.

In The Binding Blade, the Transporter class does not change class. Instead, in Fire Emblem, Merlinus starts at level 5; after he reaches level 20, he "promotes" to another transporter class, which is the horse-riding class that appears in The Binding Blade.

In The Binding Blade Merlinus does take up a deployment space and only gains experience by being attacked, making the class incredibly tedious to level up. In Fire Emblem the class starts as a stationary tent. Unlike The Binding Blade every chapter that Merlinus is deployed he gains a level, and he does not take up space in the number of allowed units; the player is asked if he or she wants to deploy Merlinus right before the chapter starts.

Despite having sprites for when the class promotes in Fire Emblem, there are no animations displayed when it is attacked.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
The Binding Blade 15 0 -- 3 3 0 3 0 5 25 -- -- --
The Blazing Blade 15 0 -- 3 3 0 3 0 0/5 25 -- -- --

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 25 --
The Blazing Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20/25 --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
The Binding Blade 10% 0% -- 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -- --
The Blazing Blade 10% 0% -- 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class change

The Binding Blade

Base class

Transporter


The Blazing Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 merlinus tent.png
Transporter
Automatically at level 20 Bs fe07 merlinus transporter.png
Transporter

Playable transporters

Playable Characters
Name Game
Merlinus The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade
Playable Transporter units in the Fire Emblem series.

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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Blazing Blade A merchant who transports goods and supplies. Cannot engage in combat. ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Transporter The meaning is self evident, something or someone who transports.
Japanese 輸送隊 Translated literally, "transport party".
Spanish Mercader Merchant
French Marchand Shopkeeper
German Transport. Conveyor
Italian Corriere Carrier


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