Fire Emblem Awakening (JP) is a strategy RPG game for the Nintendo 3DS as the 11th main entry in the Fire Emblem series. The game was announced at Nintendo's 2011 3DS Conference ahead of the 2011 Tokyo Game Show.

The game was succeeded by Fire Emblem Fates, released in Japan in June 2015, and in Western territories in February 2016.


The story follows Chrom, a prince of the kingdom of Ylisse, and his companions as they struggle during a turbulent era. Players are able to combine the might of nearby allies to enter dual battles to defeat enemies.

The traversable world map, last seen in The Sacred Stones, and special skills like Astra from Radiant Dawn make a return. This game also features a customizable Avatar, a feature last seen in New Mystery of the Emblem. There is also a playable second generation of characters, which was last seen in Genealogy of the Holy War.




These are the 1st Generation characters.

Class: Lord
Class: Cleric
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Class: Tactician
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Class: Cavalier
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Class: Archer
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Class: Cavalier
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Class: Fighter
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Class: Mage
Class: Knight
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Class: Villager
Class: Myrmidon
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Class: Mage
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Class: Troubadour
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Class: Thief
Class: Taguel
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Class: Mercenary
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Class: Manakete
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Class: War Monk
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Class: Dark Mage
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Class: Trickster
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Class: Dancer
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Class: Dark Mage
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Class: Manakete
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Class: Warrior
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Class: Hero

These are the 2nd Generation characters.

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Class: Lord
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Class: Varies
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Class: Myrmidon
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Class: Mercenary
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Class: Priest
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Class: Knight
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Severa (Fire Emblem Awakening).png
Class: Mercenary
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Class: Taguel
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Class: Mage
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Class: Archer
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Class: Manakete

These are the SpotPass only characters.

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Class: Sage
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Class: Trickster
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Class: Overlord
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Class: Hero

Bonus SpotPass Characters

Besides the paid DLC characters, Nintendo has offered 120 free SpotPass characters based on characters from the previous games. Unlike the DLC characters which use new art, these characters all use stock art



* - SpotPass character


* - Also can be a NPC or later becomes a NPC


* - SpotPass character


In Fire Emblem: Awakening, all the characters have a class which sets their appaerance and stats. Characters start with a set class, most of which can be improved to promoted classes by using a Master Seal after they reach level 10. All the characters also have at least three sets of classes that they can change between using Second Seals. Classes are divided into base classes, promoted classes, and special classes.

Class sets

Each normal class set has one base class and one or two promoted classes. For example a Mage can be promoted to a Sage or a Dark Knight, however, a Lord can only be promoted to a Great Lord. When a character in a base class is level 10 or higher they can be promoted, by using a Master Seal, into a promoted class. When being promoted the choice of which class to be promoted to is given. Each normal class has a maximum level of 20, however, special classes have a maximum of 30, as they cannot be promoted.

Base Class Promoted Class
Lord Great Lord
Tactician Grandmaster
Base Class Promoted Class
Cavalier Paladin
Great Knight
Base Class Promoted Class
Myrmidon Swordmaster
Base Class Promoted Class
Barbarian Berserker
Bow Knight
Base Class Promoted Class
Pegasus Knight Falcon Knight
Dark Flier
Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Griffon Rider
Base Class Promoted Class
Dark Mage Sorcerer
Dark Knight
War Monk/War Cleric
Playable Special Classes
Demon Fighter


Each character has three class sets wich they can be promoted between using a Second Seal. Characters in base or special classes can be reclassed to their other base or special classes once they have reached level ten. Promoted classes can be reclassed while at any level to their base or special classes. Highly leveled promoted and special class characters can be reclassed to any of their possible classes, base, special, and promoted. When ever a character is reclassed, they return to level one in the selected class. Promoted or special classes can be reclassed into the same class without losing any stats if they are at the maximum level for their class, which allows for continued leveling after a unit reaches its level cap.

Special Classes

Special classes are mostly character specific classes, which only apply to a very few number of characters. Special classes include villager, dancer, taguel, manakete, lodestar, conqueror, demon fighter, bride, and several non-playable classes. Notably the classes lord, great lord, tactician, and grandmaster are character specific, however, they are not considered special classes because they can be promoted or are promoted classes, and they have a level cap of 20.

Each special class has a way in which it is different from normal classes. Taguels and manaketes use special stones to transform and attack. Dancers can choose to use a dance ability instead of an attack to give a unit, which has already moved during that turn, another move for that turn. Villagers are more of a novelty class, as they were in earlier games an NPC class. Lodestar and conqueror are the special classes created for Marth and Wahlhart. Demon fighter and bride are different from most special classes, as they are gender specific, as only male characters can be demon fighters and only female characters can be brides, and characters can only become them by using special items obtained through specific xenologues.

SpotPass characters

Normal SpotPass characters, SpotPass Einherjar specifically, all have a set way classes are done for them. All of them are able to reclass to any normal class set for their gender. However, they are also able to reclass to the Tactician class set as well, meaning that they can reclass to the base class, Tactician, or the advanced class, Grandmaster.

A limited few SpotPass characters are able to have special classes. Those characters always start as the special class when they are recruited. Specifically, Tiki has access to Manakete, and both Prince Marth and King Marth have access to the Lodestar class. The special classes that the characters have are based on what classes they were in their original game, with Tiki being a Manakete and Marth being a Lord. However not all characters carried over their original class, for example all lord characters, besides Marth, are not classed as lords.

Full List

Returning Classes
Lord Master Lord Cavalier Paladin
Great Knight Cleric Priest Mage
Armor Knight General Sage Myrmidon
Swordmaster Pegasus Knight Falcon Knight Troubadour
Fighter Barbarian Thief Assassin
Archer Bow Knight Dragon Knight Dragon Master
Manakete Villager Dancer Dark Mage
Sorcerer Mercenary Hero Valkyrie
Sniper Warrior Berserker Demon Fighter
New Classes
Tactician Grandmaster Battle Cleric Battle Monk
Trickster Taguel Dark Pegasus Dark Knight
Griffon Knight Overlord Star Lord Bride
Un-playable Classes
Soldier Merchant Revenant Entombed



# Name Obtainable Characters
00 Invisible Ties 0
00 The Verge of History 4
01 Unwelcome Change 2
02 Shepherds 3
03 Warrior Realm 2
04 Two Falchions 1
05 The Exalt and the King 2
06 Foreseer 2
07 Incursion 1
08 The Grimleal 2
09 Emmeryn 2
10 Renewal 0
11 Mad King Gangrel 1
12 The Seacomers 1
13 Of Sacred Blood 2
14 Flames on the Blue 0
15 Smoldering Resistance 1
16 Naga's Voice 0
17 Inexorable Death 0
18 Sibling Blades 0
19 The Conqueror 0
20 The Sword or the Knee 0
21 Five Gemstones 0
22 An Ill Presage 0
23 Invisible Ties 2
24 Awakening 0
25 To Slay a God 0
26 Grima 0


# Name Chapter Unlocked
01 Sickle to Sword Warrior Realm
02 The Secret Seller The Exalt and the King
03 A Strangled Peace Incursion
04 Anna the Merchant Emmeryn
05 Scion of Legend Of Sacred Blood
06 A Man for Flowers Of Sacred Blood
07 Noble Lineage Of Sacred Blood
08 A Duel Disgraced Of Sacred Blood
09 Wings of Justice Of Sacred Blood
10 Ambivalence Of Sacred Blood
11 Twin Wyverns Of Sacred Blood
12 Disowned by Time Of Sacred Blood
13 Rival Bands Of Sacred Blood
14 Shadow in the Sands Of Sacred Blood
15 A Shot from the Dark Of Sacred Blood
16 Daughter to Dragons Of Sacred Blood
17 The Threat of Silence Sibling Blades
18 The Dead King's Lament To Slay a God
19 Irreconcilable Paths To Slay a God
20 A Hard Miracle To Slay a God
21 Ghost of a Blade To Slay a God
22 The Wellspring of Truth To Slay a God
23 The Radiant Hero To Slay a God


# Name Price Difficulty
01 Champions of Yore 1 $2.50
02 Champions of Yore 2 $2.50
03 Champions of Yore 3 $2.50 ★★
04 Lost Bloodlines 1 $3.00 ★★
05 Lost Bloodlines 2 $?.?? ★★
06 Lost Bloodlines 3 $?.?? ★★★
07 Red vs. Blue (Seals Side) $?.??
08 Red vs. Blue (Radiance Side) $?.??
09 Red vs. Blue (Decisive Battle) $?.??
10 Light vs. Dark (Light Side) $?.??
11 Light vs. Dark (Dark Side) $?.??
12 Light vs. Dark (Decisive Battle) $?.??
13 The Golden Gaffe $2.50
14 EXPonential Growth $2.50 ★★
15 Infinite Regalia $?.?? ★★★★
16 Harvest of Bonds $?.??
17 Summer of Bonds $?.??
18 Hot Spring of Bonds $?.??
19 Border between Life and Death $?.??
20 The Five Annas $?.??
21 Labyrinth Pursuit $?.??
22 The Strongest's Name $?.??
23 Future of Despair 1 $?.??
24 Future of Despair 2 $?.??
25 Future of Despair 3 $?.??

Support System

The game also has a support system which allows characters to become friends and help support each other better in battles, and in some cases the characters can become married and have children. Each character has support levels for various other characters. When characters with support levels for each other fight together in battles or have conversations during battles while in battles, their support levels rise.

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When two characters' support levels reach a certain amount, then they can have support conversations which raise their support's effect in battle with the other character. Most characters have at least three support conversations (C, B, and A) with other characters, however, if the two characters can get married then they will also have an S level support conversation where they will get engaged. However, characters from DLC levels and from spotpass bonus teams cannot have any support conversations.

In battle, when two or more characters stand next to each other or are paired up, they give the attacking or defending character temporary stat boosts depending on their support level.

In-Battle Support Bonuses
Sum Rank Hit Rate Avoid Critical Critical Avoid
1 +10 +0 +0 +0
2 +10 +10 +0 +0
3 +10 +10 +0 +10
4 +10 +10 +10 +10
5 +15 +10 +10 +10
6 +15 +15 +10 +10
7 +15 +15 +10 +15
8 +15 +15 +15 +15
9 +20 +15 +15 +15
10 +20 +20 +15 +15
11 +20 +20 +15 +20
12 +20 +20 +20 +20
Support Rank Values:
None = 1, C = 2, B = 3, A = 4, S = 5
Note: Max total is 12


When two characters reach a S rank support for each other and Of Sacred Blood has been completed, the characters' child character's paralogue will be unlocked. In that paralogue, the child characters can be recruited.

Child Chapter
Morgan Disowned by Time
Owain Scion of Legend
Inigo A Man for Flowers
Brady Noble Lineage
Kjelle A Duel Disgraced
Cynthia Wings of Justice
Severa Ambivalence
Gerome Twin Wyverns
Yarne Rival Bands
Laurent Shadow in the Sands
Noire A Shot from the Dark
Nah Daughter to Dragons

The second generation characters, for the most part, are determined by the mother. For example Henry can marry Panne and have Yarne as his child, however if Henry marries Tharja, then he will have Noire as his child. The only exceptions are Chrom who will always have Lucina as one of his children, and Avatar who will always have Morgan as one of his/her children. However not all female, first generation characters can have children, notably Anna, Say'ri, Tiki, and a few other special characters. Though all female characters can marry Avatar, and can have Morgan as their child. Also not all male characters can marry each female character, notably spotpass paralogue characters, who can only marry the Avatar.

Parent Child
Chrom Lucina
Avatar Morgan
Lissa Owain
Sully Kjelle
Miriel Laurent
Sumia Cynthia
Mariabelle Brady
Panne Yarne
Cordelia Severa
Nowi Nah
Tharja Noire
Olivia Inigo
Cherche Gerome


The game also includes download-able characters, items, paralogues, and double dual teams through SpotPass. Every week a new item, paralogue, or double dual team, as well as ten teams released throughout the week. The item distributed through SpotPass are rare items that can be obtained from the bonus box. The double dual teams can be activated from the bonus box, and battled in double dual mode.

The teams consist of a character from a previous Fire Emblem game as an Einherjar as well as several generic enemies. When a team is selected from the bonus box it will appear in a random area on the world map. When the team is encountered, you can check their stats, recruit the einherjar using gold, fight the team in order to recruit the einherjar, and buying items from the teams. If any action is taken besides checking their stats, then the team will leave the map. However, the team can be brought back to the world map from the bonus box.

The paralogues distributed through SpotPass are special paralouges where characters from the man story can be recruited. Most of the characters were enemies or characters that were killed during the events of the story. One paralogue also include a new character, which doesn't appear in the main story, Priam. The downloaded paralogues can be activated in the bonus box, but To Slay a God must be completed to be able to play any of the paralogues.

Start Date Characters Maps Double Dual Teams Items
March 14, 2013 FE12 A Hard Miracle Henry's Spellslingers
Gaius' Sneak Attack
March 7, 2013 Gaiden - - Vengeance
February 28, 2013 Shadow Dragon Irreconcilable Paths Ricken's Chosen
Henry's Spellslingers
February 21, 2013 Radiant Dawn - - Luna
February 14, 2013 Path of Radiance The Dead King's Lament Stahl's Horsemen
Vaike's Victory
February 7, 2013 The Sacred Stones - - Tyrfing
January 31, 2013 Fire Emblem - Virion's Archest
Lon'qu's Blades


A download-able demo for Fire Emblem: Awakening was released in the Nintendo eShop on January 17, 2013, [1] and allowed for 30 uses. First it let the player choose the difficulty (Normal, Hard, or Lunatic), and the game mode (only Casual). Then it lets the player design the Avatar, however they could only choose the Avatar's name, birthday, asset, and flaw, as all of the other options (namely appearance and gender) were disabled for the demo version.

Then it starts the prologue (including the beginning cutscene). After the cutscene is over, the battle beings, as well as an in-battle tutorial, that teaches how to play the game. After the battle, there is also another cutscene. The demo also lets the player advance to Chapter 1 as well, and after completing that chapter there is another cutscene, but after that the demo ends.


The game was received extremely well, getting a 92 from Metacritic and a 92.52% from GameRankings. The game also received a number of 3DS game of the year awards and some game of the year nominations.


The game sold very well too. Worldwide, the game sold over 1 million copies, making it the best-selling Fire Emblem game. In Japan, it sold over 242,600 copies in its first week, making it the fast-selling Fire Emblem. 6 months after the Japanese launch, 1.2 million pieces of DLC had been sold, bringing in 380 million yen in revenue. In America, the game sold about 180,000 in its first month with 63000 being eShop downloads. By the European release, the game sold 390,000 in America.

In Japan, the game has sold more than 240,000 units, making it the fastest-selling game in the Fire Emblem series.



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  • Sigurd, Eliwood, and Hector are the only Fire Emblem lords who do not have a paid DLC counterpart. They do, however, have a free Spotpass version.
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening has a stationary for Swapnote. The stationary's appearance is notably different in the North America from its appearance in Japan.
  • The game's cutscenes were done by Madhouse. They also returned for the trailer for characters Robin and Lucina for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
  • This marks the second 3DS game to offer extra downloadable content. The DLC allows players to download new characters including classic Fire Emblem characters such as Marth and Roy.

See also


  1. [2] GoNintendo - Confirmation of the demo

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