Fridays are wonderful, aren’t they?
Fairly recently I’ve been playing through Revelations, the third game of the Fire Emblem: Fates trio. Considering the game combines all of the characters from Birthright and Conquest, there’s tons of fodder for your army in Revelations. It can actually be a bit overwhelming, but there were a few characters that stood out to me as my favorites.
I was excited to see a male Pegasus flyer, to be honest. It was refreshing to see that the gender restrictions were lifted on the classes, and Subaki seemed to fit the Sky Knight class well. His calm persona and, admittedly, ridiculous need to be perfect amused me in his supports with the other characters, especially with Sakura, since he was her retainer!
Jakob is a neutral character, his loyalty lying only with the Avatar character. He’s of the Butler class, a new class that uses shuriken and daggers as well as staves. I enjoyed using the class, but Jakob’s snarky attitude paired with his effectiveness won me over to his character. He was always on the Avatar’s side, but had no problem speaking up and sharing his opinions with a side of sarcasm.
Being the first ninja class character, the class reminiscent of the thief and rogue lines of previous Fire Emblem installments, that the players encounter, I already had a good first impression of Kaze. His character development and personality throughout both Birthright and Conquest, and his growing loyalty to the Avatar, gave him a spot on this list.
Admittedly, I was a bit put-off by Camilla mostly because she was blatantly designed to be eye-candy for those inclined to ladies. There wasn’t much practicality to her armor (or anything at all, in certain shots) and her excessive doting on the Avatar was a bit… strange. She was a good unit, though, and her protectiveness of her siblings and “big sister instincts” made me use her more in the games. Hearing snippets of her backstory, of how her mother used her as a tool in the cutthroat world of politics, made me wish that her character had been explored much more than what we got in the final games.
What are some of your favorite characters from Fire Emblem: Fates?