Fire Emblem Heroes is a strategy game that will only get bigger as time goes on. If you include remakes, there are currently 15 games available. Those are a lot of stories to draw warriors from and many of them are making their worldwide debut here. This may mean many of the people we’re seeing on a daily basis are entirely new to us.
Let’s get acquainted with these heroes! All of the following characters are considered among the best of the best red, blue and green units. They’re also folks you might not immediately recognize when popping in for a Fire Emblem Heroes fight. Hopefully, they’ll be a little more familiar (and easier to appreciate) when you find out who they are!
Eldigan from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Eldigan is a sword-wielding cavalry unit who was added to Fire Emblem Heroes alongside his sister, Lachesis. When people first meet Lionheart Eldigan in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, he is head of House Nordion and leads the Cross Knights. Players weren’t able to actually use him in this game, though, as he was a non-playable opponent. This game marks the first time we’re actually able to control the Mystletainn user!
Fae from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Looking for another dragon to add to your team? Perhaps you should consider Fae. Even though she’s centuries old, she’s still just a little girl. People who played Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade may recognize her, as she made a brief cameo there, but this Divine Dragon is really known for escaping the Manakete village in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, being captured by the baddies of Bern and finally joining Roy’s party. We were rather limited when it came to using her in her source game, due to dragonstones having only 30 uses, but you can send her into battle as many times as you’d like in Fire Emblem Heroes.
Julia from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
The story of Julia, a mage, begins Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War as an amnesiac. Her memories disappear after a tragic incident involving her mother, Deirdre. Through a twist of fate, she ends up being a part of Seliph’s liberation army for a time. However, her role in the game often shifts, leading her to be an unwilling enemy for a time. But in Fire Emblem Heroes, she’ll always be on your side after being summoned.
Klein from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
You may not know who Klein is, but you will definitely know his parents. This archer is the son of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade’s Count Reglay, also known as Pent, and his wife Louise. He and his sister, the healer Clarine, appeared in Fire Emblem: the Binding Blade. Originally, he’s leading a mercenary group that is hired to oppose Roy, but Roy and Clarine can convince him to switch sides. All you’ll have to do to get him on your side here is summon him. No need to convince this mercenary that your side is the one that’s right!
Lilina from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
While everyone is familiar with Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade’s Roy, thanks to Smash Bros., the game’s other major character isn’t as well known. Lilina is the magical daughter of Hector from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. She’s completely devoted to her father and Roy, as well as a devoted student of Etruria’s Mage General Cecilia. As such, she’s a rather mature and dedicated mage who does her best for her country and the people she loves.
Olwen from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
It almost feels weird putting Olwen and Reinhardt as separate entries, seeing as they’re brother and sister, both mages, and each made their debut in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, but once you know who they are, it makes more sense to divide them up. Olwen begins as a Freege army reconnaissance squad leader. She’s a good person who discovers what her country is doing after being captured and labeled a traitor. She realizes Leif’s army is on the side of good and fights against the Grannvale Empire.
Reinhardt from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Unlike Olwen, Reinhardt remained a villain throughout FIre Emblem: Thracia 776. He was a non-playable character who was the head of Freege’s Gelben Ritter thunder brigade and guardian of Ishtar, an enemy mage from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 and Genealogy of the Holy War. What’s interesting is in his game, he won’t attack Olwen in a fight. In fact, he’ll actually give her a Holy Sword if you send her to talk to him in the battle in the game. He shows a similar level of devotion in the Fire Emblem Heroes Paralogue.
Seliph from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Seliph is the son of Sigurd in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, taking over as the primary playable character in the second generation. He’s the Prince of Light who grew up in Isaach after a series of unfortunate events. He ends up leading an army to unite a content with his liberation army, eventually unifying an entire continent. Here in Fire Emblem Heroes, he’s among the best sword users.