The Villager (Japanese: 村人 Villager) is a weak class present in Fire Emblem Gaiden, Awakening, and Fates, and was the first "trainee" class in the Fire Emblem series. Characterised as young and/or inexperienced village folk entering the field of battle for the first time, the class traditionally has low stats and growths in and of itself, but in Gaiden and again in its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, it possesses the ability to promote to a wide variety of basic classes which can again promote into advanced tiers, allowing for greater potential to increase their stats to higher degrees than a normal unit.
In Awakening, the class has no standard class change options in and of itself, instead relying on reclassing for its sole playable member - Donnel - to leave the class. It acts as a special class with a level cap of 30, though with lower stats on par with a base class compared to other special classes.
|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||26||7||--||1||2||0||2||0||4||--||--||30|
- Villagers in Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia also have a base class strength of 10.
Class growth rates
|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
|Aptitude||Learned at level 1 (Awakening).|
Learned at level 1 or higher (Fates).
|Underdog||Learned at level 15 (Awakening).|
Learned at level 10 or higher (Fates).
|Promoted class||Method||Trainee-like class||Method||Basic class||Method||Promoted class||Method||Promoted class|
|After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine.||
|After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine.||
|After reaching Level 12/7, at any Mila Shrine.||
|After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine.|
|Base class||Promotion method||Advanced class|
|Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10.|
Master of Arms
|Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.|
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
|Gray||Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia|
|Kliff||Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia|
|Tobin||Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia|
|Atlas||Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia|
|Morgan||Awakening (Male Morgan, only if Donnel is his non-Avatar parent)|
|Mozu||Fates (all routes)|
|Faye||Echoes: Shadows of Valentia|
|Playable Villager units in the Fire Emblem series.|
Notable enemy Villagers
|Enemy Villager units in the Fire Emblem series.|
- Enemy villager units in Fates are unable to be captured through sheer scarcity and nation of origin; there are no enemy villagers to be found on the Birthright route, and the ones found in the Conquest and Revelations routes are all Vallites who cannot be captured at all.
- The Gaiden incarnation of the Villager is one of only two classes in the series capable of completely losing access to their weapon type upon promotion, the other being the Pupil. Faye in particular will always lose her ability to wield swords upon her first promotion.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|• Villager; this hiragana rendering is used in Gaiden.|
• Officially romanized as Villager; this kanji rendering is used from Awakening onwards.
Concept artwork of a Villager from The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening.
Artwork of a male villager from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Artwork of a female villager from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
The generic Villager portrait in Awakening.
The generic male Villager portrait in Fates.
The generic female Villager portrait in Fates.
The generic male Villager portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
The generic male Specter/Death Mask Villager portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
The generic female Villager portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
The generic female Specter/Death Mask Villager portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|