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|“||Is the lady intrigued? Of course you are—it's only natural. I am myth and legend! I am he who strides large across history's greatest stage! The man who puts the "arch" in "archer"!||”|
— Virion, to Sully
- 1 Fire Emblem Awakening
- 2 Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
- 3 Fire Emblem Heroes
- 4 Personality and character
- 5 Supports
- 6 Endings
- 7 Quotes
- 7.1 Event tile and Barracks event quotes
- 7.2 Barracks greeting quotes
- 7.3 Event tile and Barracks conversation quotes
- 7.4 Paired battle quotes
- 7.5 Critical quotes
- 7.6 Level up quotes
- 7.7 Class Change quote
- 7.8 Shop quotes
- 7.9 Death/retreat quotes
- 7.10 Battle quotes
- 7.10.1 Victory quotes
- 7.10.2 Endgame: Grima quotes
- 7.10.3 Against Elincia in Champions of Yore 1
- 7.10.4 Against Elincia in Champions of Yore 3
- 7.10.5 Against Jamke in Lost Bloodlines 1
- 7.10.6 Against Jamke in Lost Bloodlines 3
- 7.10.7 Against Wolt in Smash Brethren 2
- 7.10.8 Against Wolt in Smash Brethren 3
- 7.10.9 Against Eliwood in Rogues & Redeemers 2
- 7.10.10 Against Eliwood in Rogues & Redeemers 3
- 7.10.11 DLC battle quotes
- 7.11 Heroes quotes
- 8 Other appearances
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Etymology and other languages
- 11 Gallery
- 12 References
After his initial recruitment, Virion once more holds relevance to the story in Chapter 12. Two years after the end of the war with Gangrel, Virion goes to Regna Ferox to warn Chrom of an oncoming threat: Walhart the Conqueror. Alongside his vassal Cherche, Virion reveals his true identity as the Duke of Rosanne, a duchy in Valm that had been overtaken by Walhart and his cavalry. Having fled from his homeland, he asks for Chrom's aid in defeating Walhart.
After the defeat of Grima, the epilogue states that Virion returns to the war torn Rosanne, only to be ostracized and ridiculed for his perceived cowardice in their time of need. Nevertheless, Virion devotes the rest of his life to serving his people and, if he is married, eventually earns back their favor.
Starting stats and growth rates
Growth rates when reclassed
Sniper Bow Knight Wyvern Rider/Wyvern Lord Griffon Rider Mage/Sage Dark Knight Dread Fighter
Promotional stat gains
Archer Wyvern Rider Mage
|Skill +2||Archer, level 1|
|Prescience||Archer, level 10|
|Hit Rate +20||Sniper, level 5|
|Bowfaire||Sniper, level 15|
|Rally Skill||Bow Knight, level 5|
|Bowbreaker||Bow Knight, level 15|
|Strength +2||Wyvern Rider, level 1|
|Tantivy||Wyvern Rider, level 10|
|Quick Burn||Wyvern Lord, level 5|
|Swordbreaker||Wyvern Lord, level 15|
|Deliverer||Griffon Rider, level 5|
|Lancebreaker||Griffon Rider, level 15|
|Magic +2||Mage, level 1|
|Focus||Mage, level 10|
|Rally Magic||Sage, level 5|
|Tomefaire||Sage, level 15|
|Slow Burn||Dark Knight, level 5|
|Lifetaker||Dark Knight, level 15|
|The above skill list does not include skills obtained exclusively via DLC.|
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Viron is one of the characters available to be summoned by players from the game's initial launch, and is also the second of twelve characters that are part of the game's Hero Battle rotation. He was first made available via Hero Battle at 7:00 AM UTC on February 3, 2017 through 6:59 AM UTC on Feburary 4, 2017, and his Hero Battle has been available during the same time period every twelve days thereafter. Only one variation of Virion is currently available in Heroes, based on his Awakening incarnation.
Virion is one of the player's initial units in Fire Emblem Heroes; prior to version 2.5, he joined at the beginning of the game's second preface map. When Anna and Kiran were attacked by Emblian soldiers, Kiran took the Breidablik in hand and summoned Virion, who fought alongside Anna to ward off the Emblians. Once the Preface ended, this two-star Virion could be used like any other non-unique Hero; the player could choose to raise him, merge him with another version of Virion, or send him home to earn Hero Feathers. Version 2.5 saw this role assumed by a four-star Takumi instead, but players first starting from that version onward still get Virion as one of four free units apart from the main characters given to new players of the game; 2.5-onward new players get their free Virion, now as a four-star unit, after returning to the castle after completing the Preface.
★ ★★ ★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|Steel Bow||★★||100 SP|
|Silver Bow||★★★||200 SP|
|Silver Bow+||★★★★★||300 SP|
|Night Sky||★★★||100 SP|
|A||Defiant Res 1||★★★||40 SP|
|A||Defiant Res 2||★★★★||80 SP|
|A||Defiant Res 3||★★★★★||160 SP|
|B||Seal Speed 1||★||40 SP|
|B||Seal Speed 2||★★||80 SP|
|B||Seal Speed 3||★★★★||160 SP|
Personality and character
When Virion first appears in the story, he quickly asserts himself as a boastful romantic, describing himself with great praise while immediately proposing to Sully. Virion's boasts are entirely founded, however, when it comes to his skills in archery. During his supports with Panne, Virion matched her in battle "trophy for trophy." In his supports with Sully, he clarifies that while he doesn't partake in unnecessary duels, he has no issue with fighting for the sake of innocent lives. However, while he is masterful at archery, Virion is stated to be prone to ambush, which is likely a reference to the limited range of archers in Awakening.
The circumstances surrounding Virion's fleeing from Rosanne are elaborated on in his supports with Panne. When speaking with Chrom about the situation in Valm after Gangrel's defeat, it is implied that he fled due to cowardice, and Panne mentions that his cravenness is well known. However, this could not be further from the truth.
Virion cares deeply about the lives of innocents, and his subjects in particular. He explained to Panne that he knew that Walhart would easily decimate his countrymen had they fought him. At the same time, Virion was well loved by the citizens of Rosanne, so when word got out that he was going to offer himself to Walhart to spare their lives, they defied him and swore to protect him.
Knowing that countless lives would be lost had they fought for him, Virion fled in order to decrease morale. By making himself seem cowardly, he'd lose the respect of his subjects and give them less of a reason to fight a losing battle against the Valmese army. In the meantime, he'd find an army (in this case, Chrom and his Shepherds) to fight back the Valmese and save his homeland. The epilogue showcases Virion's dedication to his people, as he spends the rest of his life serving them even after they had ostracized him upon his return.
In his supports with Maribelle, he shows just how much his integrity means to him. When she accuses him of being dishonest, he doesn't eat for days and spends many hours thinking over his actions with immense grief, as if he'd besmirched his own nobility.
Virion, among other things, is also incredibly cunning. In his supports with Robin, he shows that he has an eye for tactics and strategy by repeatedly beating Robin at a strategy board game. However, he remarks that his own tactics would never work on an actual battlefield, as they rely greatly on sacrificing pawns, while Robin refused to sacrifice a single one, even in a fictional setting. In his supports with Frederick, there comes a point where a debt collector donates a large sum of money to the Shepherds in order to secure Virion's survival, with Frederick remarking about how baffling it is that his debt was so exorbitant that it tied the debt collector's welfare to Virion's.
In addition, Virion is a lover of the arts. He thinks of himself as a poet, while describing pleasant things as being poetry. Furthermore, his supports with Olivia reveal he's a talented dancer, while his supports with Tharja show that he is also a skilled chef.
Virion, Archest Archer (single ending)
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. He never battled these claims, but history shows he gave the rest of his life to the people.
Virion, Archest Archer & 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, Virion, above all else.
Virion, Archest Archer & Lissa, Sprightly Cleric
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. But none of it fazed his wife, Lissa, who won the populace over with good old-fashioned charm.
Virion, Archest Archer & Sully, Crimson Knight
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. But in time he was forgiven, largely thanks to the bold (and slightly terrifying) nature of his wife, Sully.
Virion, Archest Archer & Miriel, Rapier Intellect
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. But Miriel's discoveries improved their quality of life, and they soon came to love him once more.
Virion, Archest Archer & Maribelle, Dire Damsel
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. But his wife, Maribelle, treated the people fairly and equally, and in time, they learned to forgive him.
Virion, Archest Archer & Panne, Proud Taguel
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. But his wife Panne's dedication did much to bring him back into good standing among his people.
Virion, Archest Archer & Cordelia, Knight Paragon
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. But Cordelia defended her husband vehemently and ultimately won him a second chance with his people.
Virion, Archest Archer & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. Thankfully, his wife Nowi's flair for drama was entertaining enough to keep the mob's pitchforks at bay.
Virion, Archest Archer & Tharja, Grim Stalker
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. But a few well-placed hexes from his wife, Tharja, eventually brought the populace to their senses.
Virion, Archest Archer & Olivia, Shrinking Violet
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. Over time, however, Olivia's dancing managed to bring him back into the populace's favor.
Virion, Archest Archer & Cherche, Wyvern Friend
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. But Cherche's smarts and kindness eventually brought her husband back into good standing.
Event tile and Barracks event quotes
|“||See how well I polished my equipment? The bards shall sing of Virion's legendary shine!||”|
— Virion, when gaining experience from an event tile or in the Barracks.
|“||This extra training has left me exhausted, but at least I have the grace to not look it.||”|
— Virion, when gaining weapon experience from an event tile.
|“||What is this filthy thing? Ah well, I suppose I may as well give it a noble home.||”|
— Virion, when finding an item in an event tile or in the Barracks.
|“||What is this boost of excellence I sense within my noble self? Even I am amazed!||”|
— Virion, when getting a surge in the Barracks.
|“||I am truly and utterly bored. But at least I have the grace to admit it.||”|
— Virion, when failing to get a reward in the Barracks.
Barracks greeting quotes
|“||Hello, Robin. Care to join me for morning tea?||”|
— Virion, during the morning.
|“||Hello, Robin. Care to join me for lunch?||”|
— Virion, during the afternoon.
|“||Ah, Robin. A fine evening for the finest of gentlemen!||”|
— Virion, during the evening.
|“||Well met, Robin. I was just preparing for a graceful night's sleep.||”|
— Virion, at night.
|“||Happy birthday, Robin. May it be truly epic.||”|
— Virion, on Robin's birthday.
|“||Nice of you to join us, Robin. What a divine morning this is!||”|
— Virion, during the morning if married to Robin.
|“||Nice of you to join us, Robin. This day reeks of glory.||”|
— Virion, during the afternoon if married to Robin.
|“||Nice of you to join us, Robin. The stars are a sight to behold.||”|
— Virion, during the evening if married to Robin.
|“||Nice of you to join us, Robin. But you should rest.||”|
— Virion, at night if married to Robin.
Event tile and Barracks conversation quotes
|“||My, you positively glow today. Has my dashing entrance left you enraptured?||”|
— Virion, when asking a question about mood
|“||Oh, it’s not that at all. I am simply having a good hair day.||”|
— Virion, when answering a question about mood
|“||I have always wondered how people like you fill their days.||”|
— Virion, when asking a question about hobby
|“||I go around collecting herbs to make tea. A civilized thing to do, wouldn’t you say?||”|
— Virion, when answering a question about hobby
|“||Come, friend. Tell me of your dreams.||”|
— Virion, when asking a question about dreams
|“||Why dream when you live the legendary life OTHERS dream of?||”|
— Virion, when answering a question about dreams
|“||You have a grace about you when you fight. What do you say to battling by my side?||”|
— Virion, when asking a question about fighting together
|“||Of course. Our every move shall be a saga in the making! The bards will swoon.||”|
— Virion, when answering a question about fighting together
Quotes specifically with a lover
|“||Greetings, my beloved wife. You look more radiant than ever.||”|
— Virion, his "I love you" quote
|“||You put the bards to shame with your words. And that is why I love you so.||”|
— Virion, responding to his lover's "I love you" quote
|“||You look more fetching than ever, my love. Flowers would wilt from jealousy.||”|
— Virion, his "You're beautiful" quote
|“||You agree, then? That I am handsome? I thought you fell in love with my humility!||”|
— Virion, responding to his lover's "You're beautiful" quote
|“||My love, don't you think you've been a bit reckless on the battlefield of late? I worry.||”|
— Virion, asking his lover not to leave him
|“||Thank you, my love. But do not fear for me. Epic heroes are so hard to strike down!||”|
— Virion, answering his lover when asked not to leave her
|“||Good day, <lover>. What is that you're holding behind your back?||”|
— Virion, when his lover offers a gift
|“||Ah! You noticed. 'Tis a deed to lands in Rosanne—a token of my love for you.||”|
— Virion, when he offers his lover a gift
Quotes specifically with a child
|“||Tell me, my valiant child, what was it like in the future? How did you pass the days?||”|
— Virion, when asking a question about a child's life in the future
|“||I am so glad you asked! My history is a storied one, I assure you. *ahem* Once upon a time, in the land of Rosanne, the angels wept as a noble babe cried his... Huh? Wait, don't go!||”|
— Virion, when answering a child's question about his/her life
|“||Are you all right, <child>? You seem to have lost a bit of your luster.||”|
— Virion, asking a child if he/she is ill
|“||I'm fine, I assure you. Perhaps you're staring at me too much? It does happen.||”|
— Virion, answering a child asking if he/she is ill
|“||Hello, <child>. Is there anything your father might provide you?||”|
— Virion, when offering his child a gift
|“||A scarf would be nice. Or matching scarves for the two of... Eh? Why are you glaring?||”|
— Virion, when his child offers a gift
|“||You've grown nearly as skilled as I, <child>. Shall we train together?||”|
— Virion, when asking a child to train
|“||Anything for my own flesh and blood! But if you best me, let's keep that a family secret.||”|
— Virion, when a child asks to train
Paired battle quotes
|“||Who could stop us?||”|
|“||You're much safer with me.||”|
|“||Follow my lead.||”|
|“||We are picturesque.||”|
|“||All hail me.||”|
|“||I spy trouble.||”|
|“||Just look at the brute!||”|
|“||What a pair we make.||”|
|“||Oh, how we dance!||”|
— Virion, performing a Dual Strike.
|“||Such an easy target.||”|
— Virion, performing a Dual Strike.
— Virion, performing a Dual Strike.
— Virion, performing a Dual Strike.
|“||If I may.||”|
— Virion, performing a Dual Strike.
|“||Must I do everything?||”|
— Virion, performing a Dual Guard.
— Virion, performing a Dual Guard.
|“||Your every move was poetry!||”|
— Virion, if his partner defeated the enemy.
|“||Die! With magnificence!||”|
|“||Shall I make you famous?||”|
|“||One for the bards!||”|
Level up quotes
|“||Wh-what astonishing mediocrity...||”|
— Virion, when one or no stats grow in a Level Up.
|“||This is the least of my noble efforts.||”|
— Virion, when two or three stats grow in a Level Up.
|“||Am I not a thing of beauty?||”|
— Virion, when four or five stats grow in a Level Up.
|“||Please! Avert your envious gazes!||”|
— Virion, when six or more stats grow in a Level Up.
|“||What majestic heights have I left to attain?||”|
— Virion, when his stats are mostly capped and one or no stats grow in a Level Up.
Class Change quote
|“||Before, I got looks... But now I AM the look.||”|
— Virion, when changing class.
|“||Sell me true love, and I would pay any price.||”|
— Virion, when buying items at a shop.
|“||What?! Are we truly so impoverished?||”|
— Virion, when selling items at a shop.
|“||...Improve on perfection? Pah. I dare you to try.||”|
— Virion, when forging weapons at a shop.
— Virion's defeat voice clip
|“||I cannot allow the final curtain to fall...and inflict such grief on womankind... Instead...I shall retreat, and live...far from this bloody battlefield...||”|
— Virion's retreat quote in Classic Mode.
|“||It would be tawdry to fight on like this. Instead, I shall make a dignified exit...||”|
— Virion's retreat quote in Casual Mode.
|“||I am a legend!||”|
|“||Twas a thing of beauty.||”|
Endgame: Grima quotes
|“||History is watching, Robin! The bards would sing of your triumph!||”|
|“||[He/She] made a noble sacrifice, and I know my nobility! And I know Robin shall someday return!||”|
— Virion, if Robin sacrifices him/herself to kill Grima.
|“||Virion the Grimslayer... Ah, such a noble ring to it!||”|
— Virion, if Chrom lands the final blow on Grima.
|“||You have always endeavored to keep your friends alive. But you must keep yourself alive as well! For your friends...and your true love.||”|
— Virion, if Chrom lands the final blow on Grima, and if he is married to Robin.
Against Elincia in Champions of Yore 1
Virion: What is that bouquet upon the wind? Ah, it is you, milady. A woman of your beauty and caliber must exude grace upon the battlefield.
Elincia: There is no grace to be found in war. Only sorrow. But if that is the currency in which you trade, then let us barter and be done.
Against Elincia in Champions of Yore 3
Elincia: Too long have I relied on the protection of others. It is my turn to keep them safe!
Virion: Regally said, my flower. A rose without thorns would be dull indeed. I shall look forward to plucking you!
Against Jamke in Lost Bloodlines 1
Virion: At last! An adversary who exhibits grace and character. A noble man who-
Jamke: A man with no time for empty words. Draw and fight!
Against Jamke in Lost Bloodlines 3
Jamke: Go home! You know you've no errand here.
Virion: Does an arrow, once loosed, have no purpose in the air?
Against Wolt in Smash Brethren 2
Virion: You dare challenge a legend, commoner?
Wolt: I'll challenge anyone I have to to protect this land!
Against Wolt in Smash Brethren 3
Wolt: This land belongs to us. Go back to your own world!
Virion: I am afraid I cannot do that. This land must be freed. And I, the noblest of emancipators, shall see it done!
Against Eliwood in Rogues & Redeemers 2
Virion: Shall I instruct you in the wellborn ways of war, sir?
Eliwood: No thank you. I'll fight my own way!
Against Eliwood in Rogues & Redeemers 3
Virion: You dare challenge me? I only do battle with the most upper of crusts.
Eliwood: I see. Would the son of the marquess of Pherae fall below your standard?
Virion: The what?! ...Sweet gods, is everyone here more noble than I?
DLC battle quotes
|“||Face it, you pilfering Risen. I have outwitted you. I am too clever to carry gold on my person! Stop glaring! I have money! ... I just don't carry it.||”|
— Virion, in The Golden Gaffe.
|“||I heard somewhere that the Entombed are like the Risen's nobles. Not very noble of you to purloin carrots and cabbages from the weak, though. I fear I must bury you in the name of upper-class beings everywhere!||”|
— Virion, in EXPonential Growth.
|“||I haven't seen a glare that icy since I called Cherche's cooking plebeian. The situation begs a graceful retreat, but the moment I turn my back... *Sigh* How unfair is it to battle to the death with one already dead...||”|
— Virion, in Infinite Regalia.
|“||It pains me so that your grisly fate has already been decided... But it's not too late to spare others the same fate or worse. I only hope you would not begrudge me that one sustaining wish...||”|
— Virion, in Death's Embrace.
|“||Why is it so blasted hot here?! And this rocky path is giving me blisters! Does some cruel god wish for me to fall ever gracefully to a fiery death? ...Oof! Who was that? Did someone just bump me? You did that on purpose!||”|
— Virion, in Five-Anna Firefight.
|“||A secret is naught but a secret discovery by another name. And...perhaps you have made some "sweet discoveries" about our ladies? I am all ears. ...Hmm? Why are you glaring at me? I have only the noblest of intentions!||”|
— Virion, in Roster Rescue.
|“||What a magnificent vista! It's just a shame it overfloweth with brigands and not lovely ladies... Perhaps a masterful stroke from Virion can set this painting right.||”|
— Virion, in Summer Scramble.
|“||Risen, here? How curious. Did you think your presence would somehow improve upon the vista? Oh, such boorish taste. I fear it cannot go unpunished.||”|
— Virion, in Hot-Spring Scramble.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Virion||The virion refers to a single, stable infective viral particle that is released from the cell and is fully capable of infecting other cells of the same type.|
|Japanese||ヴィオール||Officially romanized as Viaur; possibly coming from the name of a river in south-western France, left tributary of the Aveyron River. Its source is in the southern Massif Central, north of Millau.|
Artwork of Virion from Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.
|Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE|
|Fire Emblem Heroes|