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“Just remember Bord's the handsome one! Then you can't go wrong. Simple! So yeah, don't get us mixed up again.”
—Bord to Kris in New Mystery of the Emblem.

Bord is a playable character from the Archanea Series of Fire Emblem. Bord is, alongside Barst and Cord, a member of the Talysian mercenary group that is spearheaded by Ogma.

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War of Shadows

Bord makes his first appearance in Chapter 2 of Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, where he, alongside Ogma, Barst and Cord, enlists in Marth's army under the behest of Princess Caeda of Talys. Bord then aids Marth in bringing the War of Shadows to an end, and thereafter reverted to his previous occupation as a woodcutter.

According to his ending, Bord does not appear at all in the original Book 2. Owing to the fact that he returned to his peaceful life in Talys as his previous occupation as a woodcutter, it could be said that he did not wish to take part in the War of Heroes and continued to live in peace, or that he was not notified due to Caeda moving to Altea to become Marth's fiancee, and lost connections with her.

War of Heroes

Bord returns in Chapter 3 of New Mystery of the Emblem, where he has taken up temporary residence in a Macedonian village. When Marth pays a visit to the village, Bord appears to greet him, promptly enlisting in his army thereafter. Bord will then aid Marth in ending the War of Heroes, before returning to Talys to resume his occupation as a woodcutter.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

Bord and Cord appear together in the third and final of Kiria Kurono's side stories. In this game, they exist as Mirage golems that Tharja creates as a means for training Kiria on being cute. However, they malfunction and rage out of control. The battle against the Bord and Cord carries specific conditions; Kiria and Tsubasa are required to be in the active party, and it is the only battle in which both characters have access to the special charm-inflicting skill "Seducing Pose." The attack hits both Bord and Cord, but Bord can only be charmed by Tsubasa, and Cord can only be charmed by Kiria. Bord and Cord are only vulnerable to damage when in the the Charmed state.

Personality

Like a majority of the cast in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem, Bord's personality is not very well developed, owing to the minor role that he plays in the games. Nevertheless, it is still possible to deduce certain traits that define his character from the few interactions that he engages in. Of note is the fact that Bord's personality is exactly the same as that of Cord's, one that is proven by their speech mirroring each other both when speaking to Barst in Chapter 5 of New Mystery of the Emblem and in their respective base conversations with Kris.

As a character who is deliberately designed as the counterpart of Cord, it comes as no surprise that a rivalry exists between Bord and Cord, where they constantly attempt to outdo each other in a variety of areas. This rivalry of theirs is one that has the tendency to become rather heated as the pair lose their cool while in the midst of arguing with each other, a fact that is proven through their base conversations in New Mystery of the Emblem, where they wind up engaging in a violent tree-felling competition. Their rivalry also extends to the looks department, where Bord, through his base conversations with Kris, narcissistically proclaims that he is the more handsome of the two.

In spite of his apparent hatred of Cord, it is quite evident that Bord, in actuality, cares for him tremendously; through his base conversations with Kris, he repeatedly expresses his anxiety for Cord's safety under the guise of insults that suggest that his partner is useless without his assistance.

Bord's mirage incarnation in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE displays a weakness for cute girls with big eyes; with Tsubasa Oribe for example.

In Game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Recruitment

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Bord Fighter 2 Talys Automatically from the start.

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE1 Fighter Map Sprite.gif Fighter
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
32084715057
WeaponStarting Items
AxeAxe
Hammer

Growth Rates

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
90% 50% 50% 10% 30% 20% 50% 0%


Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

  • Note: Bord only appears in Book 1.

Recruitment

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Bord Fighter 2 Talys Automatically from the start.

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE3 Fighter Map Sprite.gif Fighter
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
32284715056
WeaponStarting Items
AxeIron axe icon.pngIron Axe
Iron axe icon.pngIron Axe

Growth Rates

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
90% 50% 50% 10% 30% 20% 50% 3%


Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Recruitment

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Bord Fighter 2 Talys Automatically from the start.

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE11 Fighter Map Sprite.gifFighter
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
22080471506
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Axe.pngAxe - CFE11ironaxe.pngIron Axe
FE11hammer.pngHammer

Promotion Gains

Item Required Promoted Class
FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal FE11 Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
1 +6 +2 +0 +1 +1 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE12 Axe.pngAxe +30
FE12 Bow.pngBow E

Class Sets

Base Classes Promoted Classes

Growth Rates

Default
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 55% 0% 45% 10% 35% 10% 0%
Reclassing Options

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 30% 0% 50% 0% 35% 40% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 35% 0% 55% 20% 35% 15% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 35% 0% 45% 25% 35% 15% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 55% 0% 45% 10% 35% 10% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
30% 0% 20% 50% 20% 35% 0% 20%

Support Relationships

Supports
Character Initial points Total points for
C B A
Barst 0 5 11 18
Cord 0 5 11 18
Supported by
Character Initial points Total points for
C B A
Ogma 0 5 10 16
Cord 0 5 11 18
Barst 0 5 11 18
  • To increase support levels, characters must participate in chapters together
  • One support point is gained for each chapter they both participate in
  • Support levels that require 35 chapters cannot be reached normally
  • Characters must be within a three tile radius of each other to receive support bonuses

Bonuses per level:

Overall

Secret Book (Artwork).png
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.

Bord has one thing going for him that sets him apart from his fellow Fighters: a base Axe rank of C. This allows Bord to use the Hammer, and by extension, allows him to forge it and wield it against Knights to kill them in a single blow. It also gives him weapon triangle, helping his durability on higher difficulties.

However, Bord's main weak point is his Speed: with a 10% growth in his base class and a 0% personal growth, Bord will likely never double anything faster than a Knight, and on higher difficulties, it is very likely he will fear being doubled himself before long. Additionally, Barst boasts a base D-rank, which means he can also wield the Hammer before long if trained: due to his higher stats, he will be universally preferable to Bord once he can wield the Hammer. Bord's lead in axe rank matters little, aside from enabling Silver Axe use; the Brave Axe is limited to the online shop, and he is unlikely to obtain an A-rank in time to use Hauteclaire. This makes Bord's utility mostly limited to the early game - that said, if used longterm, the sheer power of a forged effective weapon combined with his relatively good Strength may allow Bord to pick off kills without needing to double. If raised to promotion, Bord's preferred class is Hero, as it gives him a significant Speed boost and he should have his axe rank capped by that point.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

Recruitment

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Bord Fighter 3 Talys Visit the Village with Marth.

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Bord Fighter 3 Talys Automatically from the start.

Base Stats

Promotion Gains

Item Required Promoted Class
FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal FEDS Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
1 +6 +2 +0 +1 +1 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE12 Axe.pngAxe +30
FE12 Bow.pngBow E

Class Sets

Base Classes Promoted Classes

Growth Rates

Default
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
100% 65% 0% 65% 30% 45% 20% 0%
Reclassing Options

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 40% 0% 60% 20% 45% 45% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
80% 45% 0% 65% 40% 45% 25% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 45% 0% 55% 45% 45% 20% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
100% 55% 0% 55% 50% 45% 15% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 10% 20% 60% 40% 45% 0% 20%

Support Relationships

Supports
Character Conversations Total points for
C B A
Cord 1, 2, 3 5 11 18
Barst None 5 11 18
Supported by
Character Conversations Total points for
C B A
Kris 1, 2, 3 5 11 18
Ogma None 5 11 18
Cord 1, 2, 3 5 11 18
Barst None 5 11 18
  • To increase support levels, characters must participate in chapters together
  • One support point is gained for each chapter they both participate in
  • A hyphen (-) indicates the support level cannot be reached
  • Characters must be within a three tile radius of each other to receive support bonuses

Bonuses per level:

Support Conversations

Number Importance Name Chapters Needed Reward
112 * Bord and Kris 1 3 -
113 * Bord and Kris 2 6 -
114 * Bord and Kris 3 10 SkillBond.pngSkill Bond
289 * Bord and Cord 1 3 -
290 * Bord and Cord 2 6 -
291 * Bord and Cord 3 10 StrengthBond.pngStrength Bond
  • To obtain the conversations, characters must participate in chapters together
  • The requirements for unlocking support conversations are separate from the support bonus system

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

Starting Class
TMS Beast icon.png Beast
LevelHPEPStrMagSklSpdLckDefRes
44?????????
GIR Sword Icon.pngGIR Lance Icon.pngGIR Axe Icon.pngGIR Bow Icon.pngGIR Fire Icon.pngGIR Ice Icon.pngGIR Electricity Icon.pngGIR Force Icon.pngGIR Light Icon.pngGIR Dark Icon.png
NullNullNullNullNullNullNullNullNullNull
SkillsItems
CommandSessionPassive--
GIR Axe Icon.png Timber Chop
TMS Beast icon.png Diving Grapple
GIR Axe Icon.png Elec-SplitGIR Passive Icon.png Secret of Immortality

Starting Class
TMS Beast icon.png Beast
LevelHPEPStrMagSklSpdLckDefRes
44?????????
GIR Sword Icon.pngGIR Lance Icon.pngGIR Axe Icon.pngGIR Bow Icon.pngGIR Fire Icon.pngGIR Ice Icon.pngGIR Electricity Icon.pngGIR Force Icon.pngGIR Light Icon.pngGIR Dark Icon.png
WeakResist--------ResistWeakNullNull
SkillsItems
CommandSessionPassive--
GIR Axe Icon.png Timber Chop
TMS Beast icon.png Diving Grapple
GIR Axe Icon.png Elec-SplitGIR Passive Icon.png Secret of Immortality

Endings

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

Book 1

Talys Brave
In the Kingdom of Talys, he lived peacefully as a woodcutter.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

The Lopper
Bord returned to his peaceful life as a woodcutter. In time, he became renowned for his craftsmanship.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

The Lopper
Bord returned to the kingdom of Talys and became a woodcutter. He kept training, boasting that he could fight anywhere, anytime.

Non-Canon Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Spirit Info

No. Name Image Type Class Slots Effect
624 Bord & Cord & Barst Bord Cord Barst Spirit.png Primary (Attack) ★☆☆☆ (Novice) 3 None

Spirit Battle

Spirit Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power / Class Stage Rules Conditions Music
Bord Cord Barst Spirit.png
No. 624
Bord & Cord & Barst
•Simon x3 Attack 1,800 / ★☆☆☆ (Novice) Wuhu Island (Bridge) None •The enemy favors neutral specials "Coliseum Series Medley"

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 535
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon
180
657
Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
88
CYL2 692
↓157
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon
65
↓115
806
↓149
Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
19
↓69
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 491
↑201
(From highest)
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon/Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
146
↑62
(From combined)
CYL4 512
↓21
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon/Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
83
↓63

CYL5 452
↑60
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon/Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
54
↓29

Trivia

  • Bord is the only one out of the 3 axe fighters in Book 1 of the original Mystery of the Emblem who's portrait strikes the same pose to his portrait in the original Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.
    • He is also the only brother to use the same appearance as he appeared from the original Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light for the SNES and DS remakes, while Barst and Cord received complete new designs.
  • In New Mystery of the Emblem, much of Bord and Cord as characters are designed as a joke referencing how in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light both of their portraits are identical.
    • A similar situation can be seen with Macellan and Dolph in New Mystery as well.
  • In the official comic for Awakening, Tharja gives Cordelia a tonic called "Bord and Cord's Tonic."

Gallery

See main article: Bord/Gallery.
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