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FEA Vaike.png
Artwork of Vaike from Awakening.

A scatterbrained Shepherd who insists he's in control.






December 26th



Voiced by

Daisuke Endoh
(Japanese, Awakening)
Michael Sorich
(English, Awakening)

Hey, squirt! Where's Chrom? I bet he had a rough time out there without ol' Teach and his trusty axe!
— Vaike

Vaike (Japanese: ヴェイク Wyck) is a character in Fire Emblem Awakening. He is a fighter. He is a member of Chrom's vigilante forces, and is a childhood friend of Chrom's, causing them to have a strong bond.

Fire Emblem Awakening


Vaike first appears in Chapter 2: Shepherds, where he loses his axe at the start of the battle. Fortunately, Miriel had discovered it on her way to the others, and returned it. He accompanies The Shepherds throughout the game.

Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait vaike fe13.png
Level 3
Movement 5
Recruitment: Chapter 2, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 hp +5.png HP +5
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes D
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Reclassing options

Small portrait vaike fe13.png
Base classes:*
Fighter Warrior
Reclass options:
Thief Assassin
Barbarian Berserker
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Hero Barbarian/Berserker Thief Assassin Trickster Dread Fighter

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Hero 105% 70% 10% 70% 55% 45% 50% 10%

Promotion stat gains

Fighter Thief Barbarian

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Warrior +8 +4 +0 +3 +2 +0 +3 +3 +1 Bows E
Hero +2 +0 +1 +6 +5 +0 +4 +3 +1 Swords E

Skill set

Skill Learned at
Is 3ds01 hp +5.png HP +5 Fighter, level 1
Is 3ds01 zeal.png Zeal Fighter, level 10
Is 3ds01 rally strength.png Rally Strength Warrior, level 5
Is 3ds01 counter.png Counter Warrior, level 15
Is 3ds01 sol.png Sol Hero, level 5
Is 3ds01 axebreaker.png Axebreaker Hero, level 15
Is 3ds01 locktouch.png Locktouch Thief, level 1
Is 3ds01 movement +1.png Movement +1 Thief, level 10
Is 3ds01 lucky seven.png Lucky Seven Trickster, level 5
Is 3ds01 acrobat.png Acrobat Trickster, level 15
Is 3ds01 lethality.png Lethality Assassin, level 5
Is 3ds01 pass.png Pass Assassin, level 15
Is 3ds01 despoil.png Despoil Barbarian, level 1
Is 3ds01 gamble.png Gamble Barbarian, level 10
Is 3ds01 wrath.png Wrath Berserker, level 5
Is 3ds01 axefaire.png Axefaire Berserker, level 15
The above skill list does not include skills obtained exclusively via DLC.

Personality and character

Vaike is an overconfident fighter who fondly refers to himself in third person, mainly by his alias, "Teach."


Main article: Vaike/Supports


Vaike, Zero to Hero (single ending)
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero. His unflinching self-assurance was the perfect medicine for the town's postwar squabbles, earning him the nickname "Brother Vaike."

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Robin, High Deliverer
Many wrote of Robin's legendary exploits, but accounts of her origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—she loved her husband, Vaike, above all else.

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Lissa, Sprightly Cleric
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, he was no match for Lissa, who fit in with the people instantly despite her royal upbringing.

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Sully, Crimson Knight
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, he was no match for Sully, who dragged her poor husband on countless missions in the name of Ylisse.

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Miriel, Rapier Intellect
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. He lived out his days with Miriel, whose sharp mind and tongue refused to be dulled by any change of scenery.

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Maribelle, Dire Damsel
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. But people were fonder still of Maribelle, who worked tirelessly to win them equal rights in the eyes of the law.

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Panne, Proud Taguel
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, the people were even fonder of Panne—and she, in turn, grew to love the town's wild and woolly nature.

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Cordelia, Knight Paragon
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, he was never a match for Cordelia, whose shining talents and beauty tended to make her husband look dull.

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, the children were even fonder of his wife, Nowi, who played with them every day and never seemed to age.

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Tharja, Grim Stalker
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, he was no match for Tharja, whose frequent curse slinging put her husband in an understandably foul mood.

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Olivia, Shrinking Violet
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, he was no match for his wife, Olivia, whose modest but mesmerizing dances made her more popular by far.

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Cherche, Wyvern Friend
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, the children were fonder of Cherche, who spent her time feeding and clothing orphans everywhere.


Event tile and Barracks event quotes

Teach just did 10 sit-ups and didn't even break a sweat. Oh yeah!
— Vaike, when gaining experience from an event tile or in the Barracks.
Teach worked in a little practice. ...Not that it's needed!
— Vaike, when gaining weapon experience from an event tile.
Huh? A present from one of Ol' Vaike's fans? How thoughtful!
— Vaike, when finding an item in an event tile or in the Barracks.
The Vaike never has an off day, but today he's definitely having an "onner" day.
— Vaike, when getting a surge in the Barracks.
Hmm, maybe "You can't spell 'victory' without 'Vaike'!" Oh yeah, I like that one...
— Vaike, when failing to get a reward in the Barracks.

Barracks greeting quotes

Good morning, Robin! Come kick back with Teach.
— Vaike, during the morning.
Hey, Robin! Here to break with the Vaike?
— Vaike, during the afternoon.
Evenin', Robin! Teach knows when to take a break.
— Vaike, during the evening.
Robin, it's getting late. But the Vaike NEVER sleeps.
— Vaike, at night.
Heard it's your birthday, Robin! 'Grats!
— Vaike, on Robin's birthday.
Hello, Robin! The Vaike is on fire this morning!
— Vaike, during the morning if married to Robin.
Hello, Robin! Teach is having a phenomenal day.
— Vaike, during the afternoon if married to Robin.
Hello, Robin! The Vaike reigns supreme after sunset.
— Vaike, during the evening if married to Robin.
Hello, Robin! Teach knows when it's time to hit the hay.
— Vaike, at night if married to Robin.

Event tile and Barracks conversation quotes

General quotes

Hey, you look like you're in good spirits! Just finished some secret trainin'?
— Vaike, when asking a question about mood
Nah. Teach is happy because he... Er, his friend managed to bring a weapon for once.
— Vaike, when answering a question about mood
So whaddya do to kill time? You're hardly ever around camp.
— Vaike, when asking a question about hobby
The Vaike strives for greater perfection, of course. All role models should!
— Vaike, when answering a question about hobby
Hey, so what do ya dream about doin' one day?
— Vaike, when asking a question about dreams
Well, nothin', really. The Vaike is already master of all!
— Vaike, when answering a question about dreams
Nice work out there! You and Teach should partner up for the next fight.
— Vaike, when asking a question about fighting together
Who is the Vaike to say no? If it's a combat genius ya want, I'm your man.
— Vaike, when answering a question about fighting together

Quotes specifically with a lover

Gods, I love you, <lover>! I swear we're made for each other.
— Vaike, his "I love you" quote
Well, I love you more! See? There's no battle Ol' Vaike can lose.
— Vaike, responding to his lover's "I love you" quote
You're a knockout, <lover>, ya know that? Ain't no luckier man alive!
— Vaike, his "You're beautiful" quote
For serious?! I...I mean, of course Teach is aware of his manly charms!
— Vaike, responding to his lover's "You're beautiful" quote
<Lover>, promise you'll stay safe. "Vaike the Widower" hardly inspires fear.
— Vaike, asking his lover not to leave him
Pfft, relax. You could toss me off a cliff and the ground would be lucky to survive!
— Vaike, answering his lover when asked not to leave her
Whatcha got there, <lover>? Don't try to hide it. The Vaike sees all!
— Vaike, when offering his lover a gift
Aw, ya ruined it! It's the hair ornament ya wanted. I was gonna surprise ya...
— Vaike, when his lover offers a gift

Quotes specifically with a child

Hey, kiddo. What was the future like? I bet Vaike Junior was the talk of the town!
— Vaike, when asking a question about a child's life in the future
What? Ya don't know? The Vaike is a household name! Born to Brawl? Selected to Shepherd? Surely those names stood the test of time! Our family teaches Chrom's everything they know! It's tradition! ...Starting right now.
— Vaike, when answering a child's question about his life
You okay, <child>? Your old man's seen Risen with more spark in their eyes.
— Vaike, asking a child if he/she is ill
Pfft, don't worry about your old man. ...Wait, are you checkin' up on me?
— Vaike, answering a child asking if he/she is ill
You know, kiddo, if you need anything, Dad's more than happy to snag it for ya.
— Vaike, when offering his child a gift
How 'bout a statue of Ol' Vaike I can put right in the middle of Ylisstol's courtyard?
— Vaike, when his child offers a gift
Hey, kid, Wanna go a round with your old man? Want Teach to teach ya?
— Vaike, when asking a child to train
You're on! Ain't no way in a million dozen years you'll out-Vaike your old man!
— Vaike, when a child asks to train

Paired battle quotes

Teach is watching!
— Vaike
I've got ya!
— Vaike
Ready to shine?
— Vaike
Look alive!
— Vaike
Don't ya give up!
— Vaike
Right behind ya!
— Vaike
Knock 'em silly!
— Vaike
Enter the Vaike!
— Vaike
Who goes first?
— Vaike
Learn your lesson!
— Vaike, performing a Dual Strike.
It's Vaike time!
— Vaike, performing a Dual Strike.
My turn!
— Vaike, performing a Dual Strike.
Free for all!
— Vaike, performing a Dual Strike.
Not this time!
— Vaike, performing a Dual Guard.
Thank me later!
— Vaike, performing a Dual Guard.
What? Dead already?!
— Vaike, if his partner defeated the enemy.
I coulda done that!
— Vaike, if his partner defeated the enemy.

Critical quotes

Looks like Teach just got tenure!
— Vaike
That's enough back-talk!
— Vaike
Just you and me!
— Vaike
You want some?!
— Vaike

Level up quotes

Hmph. Teach just didn't want you all to feel bad.
— Vaike, when one or no stats grow in a Level Up.
Anybody want to touch my muscles?
— Vaike, when two or three stats grow in a Level Up.
Heh! The Vaike just got a lot Vaiker!
— Vaike, when four or five stats grow in a Level Up.
I am invincible!
— Vaike, when six or more stats grow in a Level Up.
Hot damn! The Vaike can get no stronger!
— Vaike, when his stats are mostly capped and one or no stats grow in a Level Up.

Class Change quote

Watch Teach take you through the motions.
— Vaike, when changing class.

Shop quotes

You need Teach to walk you through shopping basics?
— Vaike, when buying items at a shop.
Anything the Vaike touched should fetch a good price!
— Vaike, when selling items at a shop.
You can forge weapons, but you can't forge the Vaike.
— Vaike, when forging weapons at a shop.

Death/retreat quotes

GAR! Vaike the Mighty...falls at last... C-Chrom...take up the torch...
— Vaike's death quote in Classic Mode.
Ogre's teeth! Not even ol' Teach can keep fightin' in this state... Oww...
— Vaike's retreat quote in Casual Mode.

Battle quotes

Victory quotes

Yeah, I rule!
— Vaike
Anyone else?
— Vaike
Class dismissed!
— Vaike

Endgame: Grima quotes

On your feet, soldier! Don't make ol' Teach give ya a lecture!
— Vaike
Robin has gotta be out there somewhere... How do I know? Hey, you don't question the Vaike!
— Vaike, if Robin sacrifices him/herself to kill Grima.
Yes! We won! We won! We... Uh, hey—has anyone seen my axe?
— Vaike, if Chrom lands the final blow on Grima.
Yeah, Robin! The Vaike swore to make ya happy for all time! Ya don't get to bail out early.
— Vaike, if Chrom lands the final blow on Grima, and if he is married to Robin.

Against Roy in Champions of Yore 2

Vaike: Well, don't you look tough for a scrawny little kid! Surrender now and the Vaike might just take ya under his wing.
Roy: Why would I surrender, even if I have my doubts? And more importantly... Who in the world is "the Vaike"?

Against Roy in Champions of Yore 3

Roy: Why would you pick a fight with me? You have no chance of winning.
Vaike: Don't be so modest. Teach is very selective about his pupils.

Against Ogma in Lost Bloodlines 2

Vaike: Ah, now here's a foe worthy of the Vaike!
Ogma: That so? And who are you?

Against Ogma in Lost Bloodlines 3

Vaike: The Vaike loves fightin' tough guys. Are you a tough guy?
Ogma: Yes, but all I see is talking. Here's your fighting!

Against Matthew in Smash Brethren 2

Matthew: A mark's a mark. Nothing personal.
Vaike: Oh, so you're looking for a Mark, then? Too bad you found a Vaike!

Against Matthew in Smash Brethren 3

Vaike: Hey now, who's this tough guy? You want to go a few rounds with Teach?
Matthew: Not really. Leila wouldn't approve of me toying with you while I'm on the job.

Against Ephraim in Rogues & Redeemers 2

Vaike: Come on! Let's see you go a round with the Vaike!
Ephraim: Huh? Why are you so intent on fighting ME?
Vaike: Let's just say you remind teach of his favorite pupil. Now enough questions, kiddo! Come at me!

Against Ephraim in Rogues & Redeemers 3

Ephraim: Do yourself a favor and return to your own world!
Vaike: Sorry. No can do. Teach has got a quota, and you're his next pupil.

DLC battle quotes

The Vaike doesn't save money, so I got no quarrel with you. The Vaike's friends, on the other hand? They kinda want you dead. And ol'Teach leaves no plea unanswered!
— Vaike, in The Golden Gaffe.
Does no one find it strange that there are so many corpses waddling around? Er, not that the Vaike can't handle it. The Vaike can handle anything. We'll see who puts more of you back in the ground: Chrom or ol' Teach!
— Vaike, in EXPonential Growth.
Hey! Deadlord! You don't look so dead to me! Maybe you need Teach to give ya a few pointers? Don't worry, you'll be dead like a pro in no time. Har har!
— Vaike, in Infinite Regalia.
Teach has hacked up lots of corpses, but you're not like the others, are ya? You deserve a clean death...and a quick one. Ugh, I can already tell this victory ain't gonna go down smooth...
— Vaike, in Death's Embrace.
Ouch! The Vaike—oof!—does not fight well in—aieee!—hot places! Still, I can't be whinin' like a baby while the others are pullin' their weight. ...C'mon, you roast Risen! Let's see if ya got any pink in the middle!
— Vaike, in Five-Anna Firefight.
The Vaike isn't afraid of this cloak-and-dagger nonsense. You want to know a dirty secret? I'll tell you a dirty secret: the Vaike doesn't HAVE any secrets! Har har!
— Vaike, in Roster Rescue.
The rumors are true, pal. The Vaike thrives in the blazin' summer sun! But too bad for you, I ain't here for fun and games. When I'm through with you, you'll be sleepin' with the fishes!
— Vaike, in Summer Scramble.
Ooh! The water temperature's just the way Teach likes it—nice and hot. I hereby dub this spring...Lake Vaike! Now get outta my lake so I can finish my bath and get on with dinner!
— Vaike, in Hot-Spring Scramble.

Other appearances


  • Despite Sully mentioning that Vaike is good with a lance in their B support, Vaike is incapable of using lances in any of his classes.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Vaike
Japanese ヴェイク Officially romanized as Wyck.
Spanish Vaike As above.
French Vaike As above.
German Vaike As above.
Italian Vaike As above.



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