—Amelia talking about her mother in a support conversation with Duessel.
Amelia's motivation to join the Grado army stems from her broken childhood, where her village Silva was attacked by bandits. Her father was killed in the raid and her mother, Melina, was kidnapped and presumed dead by Amelia. After this event, Amelia vowed to be the greatest soldier Grado will ever behold in order to protect her loved ones.
She first appears in her new residence, Serafew, where one of Eirika's companions or Eirika herself visits her house just as she leaves, finding a Torch that she had dropped in her rush to join the army.
- Carcino, where she joins a Grado battalion in capturing Eirika. If she is not recruited in Carcino, she later withdraws and reappears in Hamill Canyon as part of Aias' reinforcements.
- Fort Rigwald, where she objects to Gheb's ranting of a soldier who has doubts about the war. As punishment, Gheb forces her out into the frontlines, hoping for her to die.
At first, she is merely one of Grado's forces fooled by the propaganda declaring the siblings Eirika and Ephraim evil nobles of Renais, but when encountering them or the cavalier Franz, her opinion quickly changes and she defects to their side. She then aids Eirika and Ephraim in their journey.
If she has not obtained any supports, she returns to Grado after the war and helps rebuild the nation after the war. Her endings with Franz or Ross indicate that she moves to Renais with her spouse. Her endings with Duessel and Ewan indicate that she travels around Magvel.
Amelia is a kindhearted girl with a strong desire to defend those she cares for since the incident in Silva. She is also stubborn and quite hesitant to speak about her past, but concedes to discussing it to people she feels close to, like Franz. It is hinted that she has a crush on Franz in her Support Conversations with Neimi. Also, in one such Support Conversation, it is revealed that she likes to cook. In another Support Conversation, it is shown that she had a songbird which she released prior to joining Grado's army.
Lance - E
*70% in the Japanese version
**40% in the Japanese version
Promotion Gains Edit
- From Knight
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Knight Crest or Master Seal||General|
|Great Shield||E +40 E|
- From Cavalier
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Knight Crest or Master Seal||Paladin|
- See also: Amelia/Supports
Amelia is the second Trainee unit you can recruit. She has extremely low base stats for her join time, and opposed to what one would expect her growth rates are comparibly low as well. This leads to training her being a rather difficult and tedious task as she gets easily killed by most enemies (aside some weak monsters like Revenants) and deals little damage in return. Furthermore, she starts with 4 movement, meaning she has a hard time getting around a map without being ferried around by other units or reaching weakened enemies to finish them off.
However, Amelia can be trained quickly as a result of the Trainee classes' higher EXP gain, meaning it's possible for her to reach promotion after completing just a single skirmish map if getting fed a lot of kills. While it's very unlikely for her to catch up to your better units, she should be capable of fighting most generic enemies when she promotes for the first time.
When she reaches level 10, at the beginning of the next map, the player can promote her to a Knight, a Super Recruit (after beating the both Ephraim and Eirika's routes once and starting a new file) or a Cavalier. While first going Knight then General gives Amelia slightly better promotion bonuses for combat utility, she only gains one point of movement across both promotions, which doesn't help her much since most enemy stats are rather low to begin with, making mounted movement utility much more useful than raw fighting power. Thus, it's recommended to promote Amelia into the Paladin class, since it's the class which offers her the best movement capabilities.
Since a lot of cavalier-Type units exist in the sacred stones, she will still not have a particularly useful spot, with Seth, Kyle and Franz being mostly better than her, and Forde being around the same, all with a much easier training stage and better availability.
Overall, Amelia is one of the weakest units to join you throughout the game, but it's easily possible to train her up into a decent unit thanks to her high initial experience-gain, the possibility to promote into the Cavalier-classline and the low stat benchmarks a unit needs to pass in order to face most enemies throughout the game.
Lance - D
*Enemy only; joins unequipped
- Rose of the War
- A young soldier from a small village in Grado. She is honest and sincere. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
|Rose of the War|
|Grado Poleax||Slaying Axe+||-|
|Sacred Cowl||Holy Vestments||-|
|A||Earth Boost 1||-||-|
|Earth Boost 2||Earth Boost 1||-|
|Earth Boost 3||Earth Boost 2|
|C||Armor March 1||-||-|
|Armor March 2||Armor March 1||-|
|Armor March 3||Armor March 2|
Recruitment (Ephraim's route)Edit
Ephraim: You're a Grado soldier? But you're just a child.
Amelia: I am not a child! I'm a soldier of Grado, and I will defeat every soldier of Frelia I meet!
Ephraim: Is that so? Guess I'm ready then.
Ephraim: Is that the stance you're going to use? You'll drop your lance that way. I'm Prince Ephraim of Renais. Why don't you surrender and come with me?
Amelia: Wha-what are you going to do to me?!
Ephraim: Calm down. As long as you don't try to stab me, I won't do a thing to harm you.
Amelia: You lie! You're a liar! Everyone knows about Prince Ephraim of Renais. He's a beast who attacks any woman he sees...
Ephraim: .....Right, this has gone far enough. I am not going to hurt you. If you're scared, throw down your weapon and run away. But...if you're willing to listen, I'd like to ask for your help. You must realize this whole war is madness, right? Something is wrong in Grado. (Ephraim leaves)
Amelia: ..... I-I'm...
Franz: You...You're a girl?!
Amelia: Ah! Don't make fun of me! I'm a soldier of Grado! Prepare yourself, Frelian dog!
Franz: W-wait a minute!
Franz: Are, are you all right? It's not surprising you fell over from that stance. Can you get up?
Amelia: Sh-Shut up!
Franz: Did you hurt your knee? I know how it feels. I did it often as a recruit myself. To be honest, I still do it more than I should.
Franz: I'm Franz. I'm a Knight of Renais. What's your name?
Amelia: I'm Amelia.
Franz: Do you think I could ask you to surrender? This may be odd, but I really have no desire to fight you.
Franz: I get the feeling you don't want to fight either. Am I right?
Amelia: I... B-but...I've heard prince Ephraim takes females prisoners and uses them as palace slaves. If I surrender, will I be forced to work in the palace, too?
Franz: N-no, don't be silly! Prince Ephraim would never do such a thing...I think..
Amelia: You think?
Franz: No, he wouldn't! Of course not. You have my word of honor.
Amelia: ...Well, you seem sincere. I'll trust you, Franz.
Recruitment (Eirika's Route)Edit
Eirika: Who are you?
Amelia: What? What?
Eirika: Are you from around here? You should find someplace to hide. These men are after me. It's not safe.
Amelia: But... But I'm...
Amelia: I'm a Grado soldier. I'm here to stop the princess of Renais...
Eirika: Huh? You're with Grado?
Amelia: And you're Princess Eirika? But the commander said Eirika's a cruel and merciless fiend...
Eirika: What? No, I'm... I don't know what Grado's officers have been telling you, but... Our two countries are at war, so I suppose they can say what they want.
Amelia: ...Mistress Eirika...I, uh, I surrender. I won't fight you.
Amelia: I became a soldier because I admired General Duessel's sense of honor. But the general has been very opposed to this war from the beginning... And now I see you, and you look so sad about all of this. I don't know what's right anymore. I'm just a soldier, but I want to decide for myself. I want to understand the truth myself, to see it with my own eyes.
Eirika: ...I see. So...does this mean you're coming with us? I suppose I should ask your name then.
Amelia: Amelia. Amelia of Silva.
Franz: Oh, who are you?
Amelia: What? What?
Franz: Are you one of the locals? This is a dangerous spot. You should hide. Here, come with me.
Amelia: But... But I'm...
Franz: I'm Franz, a Knight of Renais. What's your name? What are you doing here?
Amelia: I-I'm Amelia. I'm... Actually, I'm a Grado soldier. I'm supposed to be fighting you.
Franz: Really? So, uh, you're my enemy?
Amelia: ...I guess... Are you... Are you going to make me your prisoner?!
Franz: No! No, I wouldn't do that. But...this is a problem.
Amelia: What should we do?
Franz: First of all, you must listen to me and do as I say. We'll talk to Princess Eirika later.
Amelia: What? NO! My commander told me Eirika's a cruel and merciless fiend who--
Franz: Oh, that's utter nonsense. I've never heard the princess utter an unkind word to anyone. I understand why you're frightenened. You think we're the enemy. But if you'd only trust me... Will you come with me?
Amelia: Mm... Well, all right. I'll trust you, Franz.
Gheb: Y-you wench... You're that recruit, aren't you? Do you think you can betray me and get away with it?
Amelia: Your threats no longer hold any power over me. I-I am not your pawn!
—Death quote in The Sacred Stones.
- Amelia, Rose of the War (戦場の花 Senjō no hana lit. Flower of the Battlefield)
- "Following the war, she returned to Grado to assist in her country's reconstruction. She surrounded herself with new friends and used the strength she found on the battlefield to live her life in happiness."
- A Support with Ewan
- "After the war, Ewan and Amelia set out, as promised, on a trip around the world. Their deeds along the way made small legends in the regions they visited. In time, Amelia gave birth to a daughter, and they settled down."
- A Support with Duessel
- "Upon their return to Grado, Duessel reunited Amelia with her mother. The two wept with joy, giving thanks to Duessel. Afterward, Amelia became the most trusted companion of the man once known as Obsidian."
- A Support with Franz
- "Franz brought Amelia home with him in Renais. Amelia spent a short time with him in Renais's army, but once she and Franz were married, she retired her commission. The two had a daughter who grew to be a great knight herself."
- A Support with Ross
- "Amelia traveled to Ross's hometown, where she decided to remain. Over time, the two fell in love and were wed. Years later they had a son who grew into a warrior. As he grew in skill and strength, he surpassed even his father."
The name Amelia comes from either of two names: Amalia, a Germanic name derived from the word 'amal' (work) or Emilia, which derives from the Roman family name Aemilius, which comes from the word 'aemulus' (rival). The birth defect 'amelia' refers to an absence of a limb, from the Greek 'a' (none) and the word for 'limb'. The name Amelia also bears a strong resemblance to the French verb "améliorer", which means "to improve".
Amelia is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
- In the prototype version, Amelia was the princess of Frelia, and was a Probation Flier.
- As a Paladin, the tip of Amelia's lance changes from red to gray as she moves.
- In Fire Emblem Heroes, she shares her English voice actress, Natalie Lander, with Fir, Elise and Nina from Fire Emblem Fates.
- As a nod to the General class attack sprite in the GBA games, her Heroes artwork depicts a chain wrapped around her axe handle, which end is hidden on her gauntlets.