Rafiel ​is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is the first prince of Serenes, the lost heron country that was crushed by the Begnion Empire. He is the only heron who is not introduced in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, but is the first playable in Radiant Dawn. Much like all other heron laguz, he is unable to fight, and only able to sing galdr to support other units in battle.


Rafiel was captured by slave traders before the Serenes Massacre, and sold at an auction to Hetzel. He then became very ill, and was nursed back to health by Hetzel. Rafiel temporarily regained the use of his wings upon regaining his vigor, and attempted to embark on a flight towards Serenes.

Whether he saw the effects of the Massacre that had occurred in his Forest or not, he wound up flying off-course, resulting in him veering into the depths of the infamous "Desert of Death". He was later found, unconscious, by Queen Nailah, who brought him back to Hatari and did her best to nurse him back to health. They later married. As a result of both trauma and extreme exhaustion, Rafiel had lost his ability to fly. He then made the decision to reside in Hatari for a while, before heading towards Daein with Nailah and her loyal subject, Volug.

After the last battle of Radiant Dawn, Rafiel returns to the Serenes forest to awaken his father. If Nailah is alive by the time the game ends, he will eventually return to Hatari with her.

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