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A renowned swordsman who fell from grace and is now a thief.







Starting class




Zhara (Japanese: ヴァスハラ Vasuhara) is a Nohrian bandit, and the capturable boss of Paralogue 21 of Fire Emblem Fates. A former renowned swordsman who has turned to thievery, Zhara is part of a band of bandits making their second attack on a walled city between the Nohrian castle and capital, only to get repelled by Soleil and her loyal mercenaries with help from Corrin and his/her army.

Due to lack of characterization on Zhara's part, and despite his status as the chapter's boss, it is unknown if Zhara is actually the leader of the bandits, nor is it known if Zhara took part in the first attack on the walled city that needed only Soleil's band to successfully repel.

As a capturable boss, Zhara can be captured by Niles or Orochi and placed into the My Castle's prison if one is present, then recruited into the player's army as a bonus unit from there.

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Starting stats and growth rates

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range. The figures to the left of the ~ are taken from a Chapter 13 playthrough, the earliest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken in the Conquest campaign; the figures to the right of the ~ are taken from a Chapter 27 playthrough, the latest possible point a save file may be positioned at.

Normal Hard/Lunatic

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Ma 3ds02 mercenary zhara playable.gif Mercenary
Level 12~P.18
Movement 5~6
Recruitment: Paralogue 21, persuade or bribe in the prison after Niles or Orochi captures him

Stats Growths Mods Pair Up

Max HP 30~54 Speed 12~27
Strength 12~28 Luck 9~17
Magic 0 Defense 11~24
Skill 15~34 Resistance 7~17
Inventory Skills
Steel Sword*
Silver Sword*
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas C~B Lances/Naginata -- Axes/Clubs -~E Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls -- Staves/Rods -- Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones --

Reclassing options

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Base classes:*
Mercenary Hero
Bow Knight
Reclass options:
See reclass for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Hero Bow Knight

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Hero 60% 50% 10% 55% 50% 65% 45% 30%

Skill set

Skill set
Skill Learned at
The levels on the below list are based on a playthrough that has reached Chapter 13 in Conquest's main story path. Some of the skills below may be learned at a higher level if Paralogue 21 is attempted later.
Is 3ds02 pass.png Pass Innate
Is 3ds02 countermagic.png Countermagic Innate (Hard and Lunatic)
(Unobtainable on Normal)
Is 3ds02 good fortune.png Good Fortune Mercenary, starting from level 13
Is 3ds02 strong riposte.png Strong Riposte Mercenary, starting from level 14
Is 3ds02 sol.png Sol Hero, starting from level 5
(Innate on Hard and Lunatic)
Is 3ds02 axebreaker.png Axebreaker Hero, starting from level 15
Is 3ds02 rally skill.png Rally Skill Bow Knight, starting from level 5
Is 3ds02 shurikenbreaker.png Shurikenbreaker Bow Knight, starting from level 15
The above skill list does not include skills obtained via DLC.

Personality and character

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Battle quote

You don't know me. I don't know you. But before I was a bandit...? I was a swordsman. The best! Come on—I'll test my blade on you.
— Zhara, in paralogue 21.

Death quote

I guess...I failed the test...
— Zhara, in paralogue 21.

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates A renowned swordsman who fell from
grace and is now a thief.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes



















Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Vazhara; used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Heroes.



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amiibo IkeLucinaMarthRobin
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6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Endgame: Anankos
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