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“...It appears that further conversation would only be a waste of time. Though even if His Majesty desires it not, I will remain and protect him. I cannot allow the legacy of Daein to end here!”

Bryce is an antagonist in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.

He is one of both the Legendary Four Riders (also called the Great Riders) and Mad King Ashnard's Four Riders. He is also old friends with Greil when he was known as Gawain.

He also wields the powerful lance Wishblade.


Bryce is extremely loyal to Daein and King Ashnard's predecessors. Even after Ashnard reveals to him it was him that killed the previous king, Bryce still believes the royal bloodline must be preserved.

Bryce is a man who has devoted his life to Daein. On many occasions, he is confused and somewhat insulted by the lack of care Ashnard and a few other Daein soldiers have when Daein loses a battle. This is seen if the player has Tauroneo fight him, during which he tells Tauroneo that he is fully aware that what Ashnard is doing is wrong, but believes that there is nothing he can do to stop his king. He is slain in Melior Castle's courtyard by the Crimean Army.

Unlike most enemies in the game, Bryce fights with honor, which Ike comments on when Bryce is slain by him. Bryce is unlockable for use in the Trial Maps by completing 10 playthroughs of the game.


Base Stats[]

  • Dropped upon defeat


Battle Conversations[]


  • Bryce: I am Bryce, general of Daein!

Vs Ike[]

  • Bryce: So you're the enemy general, eh? You're much younger than I had imagined.
  • Ike: My age matters not. The palace will be ours this day.
  • Bryce: We will not relinquish it so easily. But allow me to introduce myself as befits a warrior. I am Bryce of Daein.
  • Ike: And I am Ike of the Greil Mercenaries. Now let us begin.

Vs Ena[]

  • Bryce: Ena... You, too, have had your fate warped by the king. You should pray that you at least know peace in your final moments.

Vs Tauroneo[]

  • Bryce: Ah, Tauroneo... I see that you have found another path to follow. Perhaps you were inspired by my old friend Gawain.
  • Tauroneo: Tell me, Bryce. Beyond mountains of corpses, what do you see Ashnard bringing to the future of this place?
  • Bryce: ...I see nothing, save for a land of absolute darkness and terror.
  • Tauroneo: Then why fight by his side?
  • Bryce: Some men can change, Tauroneo. Others cannot... I am of the latter type. There is no other reason.

Death Quote[]

“...My strength...was not enough... I could homeland... Forgive me...Daein...”
—Bryce's Death Quote

Defeated by Ike[]

  • Ike: Your name was Bryce, was it not? You fought...a good fight.
  • Bryce: As...did you...Ike. I...commend you... Your style of unique... Who was your teacher?
  • Ike: My father, Greil.
  • Bryce: I thought...I recognized that style. You truly are Gawain's... I see The strong...
  • Ike: Farewell, knight.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Bryce is illustrated in the trading card game with the following card:

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 Ineligible
CYL2 Ineligible
CYL3 Ineligible
CYL4 Ineligible
CYL5 445 CYL Bryce Portrait
Path of Radiance
CYL6 467
CYL Bryce Portrait
Path of Radiance

CYL7 383
CYL Bryce Portrait
Path of Radiance


  • Bryce is erroneously referred to as "Sir Bryan" in the ending cutscene of Chapter 20. This was fixed in the European version.
  • Bryce is the only of the Four Riders to have a new polished portrait for Radiant Dawn which can be seen in the relationship chart. This could be due to the fact he is the only major enemy who does not have an official artwork of his own that most of the deceased Four Riders used in the relationship chart; or was possibly planned to have survived the Mad King's War and been a recruitable unit, but was scrapped.
  • Despite being a major character with a Legendary weapon, Bryce was absent in the first four Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends polls. This position is something he shares with Shiharam and Levail.
  • Bryce is the only one of the Four Riders who has nothing to do with Laguz.
    • Bertram is under the influence of the Feral One drug, which was designed for Laguz.
    • Petrine and the Black Knight are both Branded, meaning they each have a Laguz ancestor.
  • Bryce makes a cameo appearance during the Royal Repatriation Lost Lore event in Heroes.