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“I'll steal anything that's not nailed down. But murder—like that? Nah. Crosses a line. And there's NO price he could pay me to do that.”
—Asugi at the end of his Paralogue

Asugi is a playable character in Fire Emblem Fates.

ProfileEdit

Asugi is the son of Saizo, the nephew of Kaze, and the cousin of Midori. Like the other children of Fates, Asugi was placed in the Deeprealms to protect him from the war. As the son of Saizo, Asugi was given training in hopes of having him succeed as the sixth in a line of Saizos, given that he is the first born son. However, the pressure of becoming the next Saizo proved too much for him and he decided to discard that name, instead naming himself Asugi. According to him, that name means "gray". Sometime later, Asugi was hired by bandit gang lead by Funke who wanted to raid a nearby mansion. Although paid by candy, Asugi had doubts of the mission and wanted out.

In his Paralogue, Saizo decides to pay him a visit in hopes of testing his son to see if he is worthy of becoming the next Saizo. Suddenly, Saizo sees people up ahead and finds Funke and to his surprise, Asugi. Saizo is disappointed that Asugi joined them, stating that he brings shame to the Saizo name he will one day inherit. Asugi expresses that he has no interest in the name, given that Saizo never spent time with him. Asugi promptly leaves to the mansion.

Inside, Saizo and the army finish off Funke, allowing Saizo to eventually catch his son. Asugi finally tells his father that he wanted no part of the mission as not only did Funke wanted to rob the mansion, but kill its owner. Asugi tells Saizo that no amount of payment could make him do such a thing. Asugi asks Saizo what he plans on doing with him. Saizo tells him that he is free to go, but he is no longer forced to be the sixth Saizo in name. Saizo tells him that the name was meant to live up to the honor and that Asugi seems to have found his own honor and tells him to enjoy his life. Asugi thinks for a bit and decides to join the army, seeing the opportunity to learn more and perhaps fix his father's "sourpuss face".

In his supports with Saizo, he teaches his father that there are different ways to gather intelligence. Eventually, he decides that he will take his father's training to take up the name of Saizo. He states that by doing so, he will honor the Saizo name as it is his responsibility.

PersonalityEdit

A cool, sharp and able person, Asugi worries about inheriting his father's legacy, as he has little in common with his father. He is not particularly motivated to succeed him, given that his father hardly spent time with him growing up due to the nature of the Deeprealms, but he is extremely fond of both eating and making his own sweets and carries them around at all times, even being able to replicate several recipes just from eating the desserts, though this tends to conflict with his father Saizo, who hates sweets. With his confections having a cutesy aesthetic, he even bonds with Ignatius over their mutual love of cute things, but while Ignatius is shy about it, Asugi proudly declares that there is nothing wrong with that.

Though he at first appears to be a rather easygoing character, he is very strict on himself when it comes to his duties as a ninja. Many of his supports show that he often goes on solo recon missions and that he has high confidence in himself when it comes to spying and escaping. In his supports with Hisame, he reveals that ninja are not allowed to form close bonds with others, so that even if they die in the line of duty the rest of the army would be unaffected by their death. They are also not allowed to let their faces be well-known, otherwise they would be unable to carry out undercover missions.

In the localized version, similarly to his Awakening counterpart, Asugi gives nicknames to other characters, which often describe their personalities or is out of sarcasm. The Avatar is "Boss" (after commenting that "Bubbles" didn't quite feel right), Sophie is "Fumbles", Mitama is "Stars", Hisame is "Gramps", Rhajat is "Sunshine", Ignatius is "Fraidycat", Female Kana is "Little Miss Dragon", Midori is "Doc", and Dwyer is "Naps".

In his supports with the Male Avatar, Saizo, and Soleil, it is revealed that like his father and paternal uncle, Asugi is very popular with girls due to his generous nature with his sweets. However, his true intention behind his generosity is information gathering, which he calls his own version of "sweet-talking". Soleil points out, however, that the real reason behind his popularity is because the girls can tell that he is a genuinely kind person. When getting a S Rank with Midori they will be listed as companions in the English version unlike the Japanese version due to them being cousins.

He smells the best out of everyone in the army. His birthday is January 1.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Grey Ninja Map Sprite Ninja
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 6 7 4 7 6 9 4 9 5
Skills Starting Items

Sweet Tooth Sweet Tooth
Picklock (FE13) Locktouch
Snake Venom Poison Strike

Iron Shuriken

As an EnemyEdit

Xenologue 16 - II: Realms CollideEdit

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Growth RatesEdit

  • These are Asugi's default growth rates, to get his actual growth rates, use the following formula: (Mother's growth rates + Asugi's growth rates) ÷ 2 + class growth rates.
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 45% 50% 55% 45% 50% 30% 20%

Note: These are base growths without class growths added.

Mother:
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
43% 45% 40% 48% 45% 48% 33% 23%

Note: These are for Corrin's default growth rates.

Max Stat ModifiersEdit

Mother Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
Avatar Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Azura +2 +1 +5 +2 +1 -1 -1
Felicia 0 +3 +4 0 +1 +1 0
Mozu +2 +1 +5 0 +2 +2 -3
Rinkah +1 +1 +2 0 +1 +4 -1
Sakura +2 +3 +3 0 +1 +1 -1
Hana +3 +1 +5 +1 0 -1 0
Orochi +2 +4 +6 -3 0 0 0
Setsuna +2 +1 +5 +2 0 +1 -2
Hinoka +3 0 +3 0 +1 +1 +1
Oboro +3 0 +5 0 0 +3 -2
Kagero +5 +1 +3 -2 +1 +1 0
Beruka +1 +1 +6 -3 +1 +4 -2
Charlotte +5 +1 +4 +1 +1 0 -3

SupportsEdit

See also: Asugi/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class SetsEdit

Standard Sets Edit

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Parental Inheritance Sets Edit

Inheritance from Father
Parental Inheritance Sets
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Inheritance from Mother

Parental Inheritance Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions
Hoshido Noble (Birthright and Revelation)
Nohr Noble (Revelation)

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Friendship Sets Edit

Buddy Sets
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Buddy Sets
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Buddy Sets
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Partner Sets Edit

Marriage Sets
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Varies*
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Marriage Sets
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*Asugi will receive whatever secondary class that the Avatar has access to if he has achieved an S-Support with her.

Special ClassesEdit

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Overview Edit

Asugi is the only second generation ninja available in Fates and as such faces stiff competition from the three first generation ninja. His natural strength and speed growths are shaky meaning without a speedy/strong mother or forged/unit effective weapon, he will struggle to effectively damage physically defensive units. He has a decent magic growth rate which makes him a good candidate for use of the Flame Shuriken or Felicia's Plate. From the ninja class, he gains access to Poison Strike and Locktouch. Poison Strike allows him to deal an additional 20% of the enemy's total HP after combat which can help wear down units with large amounts of HP as well as offer a way for him to deal with units with high res or defense.

He can upgrade to Master Ninja or the Mechanist class upon use of a Master Seal. From Master Ninja he gains access to swords and S-rank in shurikens. Swords allow him to gain advantage on units using bows and axes, increasing his survivability against these units as well as offering better coverage and stronger base weapons. S-rank in shurikens allows him access to Spy Shuriken, allowing him to hit three tiles away for scouting. He gains Lethality at level 5 and Shurikenfaire at level 15. Shurikenfaire gives a +5 boost in damage when using shurikens/daggers which is always useful. Lethality however has a low proc rate meaning it will seldom see activation. Mechanist gives him access to bows, making him a decent ninja killer but limits him to A-rank in shurikens and gives him a golem/beast weakness. At level 5 he gains Golembane which isn't very useful in Revelations and Birthright as not many enemies are counted as golems. At level 15 he gains Replicate which allows him to make one copy of himself per battle. This allows him to scout larger areas and provide support in the form of debuffing enemies or giving stat bonuses to allies but increases the risk of defeat due to the replica and Asugi sharing HP, meaning if one falls, the other does too, so use with caution.

Inheritance Edit

Avatar- From the avatar, Asugi gains the Nohr Prince line shifting his use from shurikens to swords and dragonstones. Dragonstones allow him to gain increased defenses at the cost of some res and the inability to double, while he will have to start from E-rank in Swords meaning he will have to rely on weak swords until he builds up his rank a bit. If he has a magical based mother, he becomes a near copy of his mother in terms of growth rates. In Birthright he is limited to promoting to the Hoshido Noble line but allows him access to Hoshidan Unity to increase his skill proc and access to staves for support. In Revelations he gains access to Nohr Noble which allows him access to tomes for ranged magical damage as well as the powerful Draconic Hex skill allowing him to effectively enfeeble enemies that survive combat with him.

Orochi/Kagero- From them he gains access to the diviner class. While Kagero does not boost his magic growth, Orochi provides the biggest boost in magic power making him better at the onmyoji class than Orochi or Hayato at the cost of needing to start at E-rank tomes/scrolls. Many tend to boost his magical capabilities as more units in the Hoshidan routes rely more on physical strength than magical and so a magic oriented unit is in high demand, especially with Hayato's shaky growth rates and Orochi's low speed. Rally Magic is a decent skill if you want to make him a more support unit but rally bots like Shigure fulfill this role better and tomefaire is only useful if he keeps as a scroll/tome wielding class. He also gains access to basara which allows him to obtain the Rend Heaven skill and Quixotic skills. Quixotic allows a skill based Asugi to proc more often and synergizing with Rend Heaven for increased damage. Kagero increase his strength growth for a more physically based ninja, akin to herself and Saizo but not much variation in terms of classes and skills.

Friendship Sets Edit

Dwyer- He gives access to the troubadour line which allows Asugi access to staves and tomes if he does not have a mother who can pass on a class with access to these weapons. From the Strategist class he gains a boost in magic and access to staves and tomes/scrolls, allowing him a more versatile use of his good magic growth. He gains Rally Resistance and Inspiration to boost his allies' defenses and relegating him to a support class but his decent magic stat should allow him to be an effective stave and tome user. Butler allows him to retain his proficiency in shurikens/daggers as well as giving him S-rank in staves making for a more directly useful unit. At level 5 he learns Live to Serve which is useful for keeping his HP topped off when healing on the front lines. At level 15 he learns Tomebreaker making him a deadly anti-mage unit.

QuotesEdit

Refer to Asugi/Quotes.

Possible EndingsEdit

Asugi - Sweet-Toothed Ninja
Asugi stopped appearing in official records soon after the war. His life afterward remains a mystery, but scholars know that the Saizo name has continued to be passed down each generation without fail.
Asugi and Avatar (Birthright)
Asugi stopped appearing in official records, but the Saizo name was passed down at least 100 times. Avatar was hailed as a hero, working alongside her spouse to spread peace worldwide.
Asugi and Avatar (Revelation)
The two spent the rest of their lives together, Avatar ruling as the wise Queen of Valla. Asugi carried on the Saizo name and worked tirelessly toward Valla's recovery.
Asugi and Caeldori
Asugi stopped appearing in official records, but the Saizo name was passed down at least 100 times. Caeldori helped by resolving many disputes with her natural talents and was adored by all.
Asugi and Kana
Asugi stopped appearing in official records, but the Saizo name was passed down at least 100 times. Scholars believe Kana traveled the world doing good. Most stories of dragons were based on her deeds.
Asugi and Midori
Asugi stopped appearing in official records, but the Saizo name was passed down at least 100 times. Midori developed a great variety of new medicines and traveled widely to teach their manufacture.
Asugi and Mitama
Asugi stopped appearing in official records, but the Saizo name was passed down at least 100 times. Mitama, for her part, lived the rest of her life happily as a celebrated poet whose work survives today.
Asugi and Nina
Asugi stopped appearing in official records, but the Saizo name was passed down at least 100 times. Once married, Nina gave up her "hobby" for volunteer work and was hailed as a great philanthropist.
Asugi and Rhajat
Asugi stopped appearing in official records, but the Saizo name was passed down at least 100 times. Scholars note Rhajat's incredible devotion to her beloved-the two were rarely seen apart in public.
Asugi and Selkie
Asugi stopped appearing in official records, but the Saizo name was passed down at least 100 times. Selkie never truly settled down, and could often be found romping wildly in the forest.
Asugi and Soleil
Asugi stopped appearing in official records, but the Saizo name was passed down at least 100 times. Historians disagree about Soleil's final fate but agree she was an inspiration to everyone she met.
Asugi and Sophie
Asugi stopped appearing in official records, but the Saizo name was passed down at least 100 times. Sophie and Avel traveled around the world. She eventually became an outstanding knight.

Other AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Asugi is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

EtymologyEdit

Asugi (アスギ) is phonetically and scripted similarly to Azuki (アズキ), a type of bean used in many Japanese confections. It is also an anagram of Gaius.

Gurei is an intermediate color between black and white. Gray/Gurei (グレイ) is a Japanese phonetic anagram of Guire (ガイア), Gaius' Japanese name.

TriviaEdit

  • Asugi bears a great resemblance to Gaius including appearance, personality, and starting class, Ninja, being similar to the Thief class.
    • He shares his Japanese voice actor, Shinobu Matsumoto, with Gaius.
    • Asugi's Japanese and International names (Gurei and Asugi) are anagrams of Gaius' names (Guire and Gaius).
    • His birthday, January 1, is also one day before Gaius' (January 2). It also happens to be New Year's Day.
    • During his support with the female Avatar if she is not their mother, he will call them "Boss", stating that "Bubbles" did not fit well with her, which is what Gaius calls the Avatar in Awakening.
    • Asugi's nickname for Rhajat, "Sunshine" is a callback to Awakening, with Gaius nicknaming Tharja with that name.
    • Asugi adores sweets, as does Gaius. 
    • Asugi's recruitment Paralogue aligns with the recruitment circumstances of Gaius. Both were hired by the enemy faction to raid a location using their thievery skills, however the true purpose of their raid was to assassinate someone which is what they're uncomfortable with doing.
    • "Conquest" from Awakening's soundtrack plays in Asugi's Paralogue.
  • His love of sweets is ironic, considering that his father, Saizo, hates them the most.
  • Asugi is depicted with a Chocolate Cat lollipop in contrast to Gaius who had what appeared to be a Strawberry Bear lollipop. The reason why it is a cat might be due to Asugi being a Ninja as it is stated historically that Ninjas used cats in various ways such as telling the time by the dilation of its eyes.
    • The Chocolate Cat lollipop might be a reference to Donyatsu, a manga series written & illustrated by Yusuke Kozaki, the character designer of Fates.
  • Asugi was voted the 29th most popular male on Nintendo's official Fates character poll.

GalleryEdit