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“Teaching illuminates the minds of both master and student... I will teach you everything I can!”
—Canas talking to Nino in their supports

Canas is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is the father of Hugh and son of Niime, and possibly Nino's uncle by marriage, as his wife's deceased sister Iris bears the same name as Nino's mother, and by extension, possibly the great uncle of Raigh and Lugh.

The only recruitable Shaman, and potentially Druid, in the game, he can be recruited during Chapter 16x in Eliwood's Story or Chapter 17x in Hector's Story by visiting a home in the Port of Badon. Upon learning that the heroes want to reach the Dread Isle, he offers his services since he also wants to go there.


Son of the famed Mountain Hermit Niime, Canas inherited the ancient magics that has been passed down in his family for generations, albeit under strict training from her. In Canas' supports with Pent, it is revealed he has three brothers, but all of them eventually had their dark magic take control of their bodies, rendering them in an almost comatose state. Canas himself notes that it is likely he himself will end up like them if he continues to study dark magic, but though he is afraid of suffering the same fate of his brothers he continues because of his own curiosity, aware that it may cause the end of him.

At the start of The Blazing Blade, Canas is stated to be already married to an anima magic user, to his mother's initial chagrin, and he has an infant son named Hugh. Canas' wife is also stated to have had a sister with the given name Iris; while having heard that this sister is deceased, this given name is shared with a member of Nino's own family, her mother's. While noting that Iris is a rather common name, the fact that Canas' wife is an anima magic user and that Nino's family was made up of powerful sages suggests that Canas might be an uncle by marriage to Nino.

He first appears in Badon, shortly after Eliwood and his allies engage with Fargus and members of his pirate brigade. Due to wanting to visit the Dread Isle, but unable to find passage to the island, he offer his skills to the party. After helping them, he tags along in order to continue learning about areas outside of Ilia.

Afterwards, Canas died along side his wife while trying to stop a snowstorm before the events of The Binding Blade, leading to his son being raised by Niime.


Though masters of the ancient dark arts usually have a scary demeanor, Canas has a good and gentle nature that, along with his tendency to read on the battlefield, causes him to be unintentionally absent-minded to his surroundings and to the needs of other people. This is revealed in almost all of his support conversations, with other characters approaching him while he is in the midst of reading a tome, as his responses often revolve around him ardently describing the contents of his readings, oblivious to the bewilderment and sometimes chagrin of his conversational partners.

A passionate scholar, Canas' curiosity knows no bounds, since despite being a practitioner of dark magic, Canas also recognizes the value of Anima magic, which he compliments as aesthetically rich. To this end, he even expresses deep admiration for one of its most prominent practitioners, Pent, in their support conversations. However, he does not think too much of the fact he is the successor to the notorious Mountain Hermit, despite her fame.


The Blazing Blade[]

Description: A scholar, and a novice student of ancient magics.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Shaman Map Sprite ShamanGBAAnimaAnima
WeaponStarting Items
DarkDark - BFluxFlux
SecretbookSecret Book

Growth Rates[]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 45% 40% 35% 25% 25% 45%

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
Guidingring Guiding Ring or Earthseal Earth Seal FE8 Druid Map Sprite Druid
1 +4 +0 +0 +3 +2 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
Dark+40 StaffE


See also: Canas/Supports


Secret Book (Artwork)
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.

Though Canas is the only Dark Magic-user in the game, this is largely irrelevant to his utility, as the majority of mage units function in a very similar fashion. The difference between Canas, Erk, and Lucius is largely minor, as they will do similar damage when raised and double similar enemy types. Though this does enable Canas to use a few extra tomes, Nosferatu is very heavy, limiting its utility by way of slowing Canas down massively, and Luna has 0 Might, making it mostly useless unless Canas is fighting either very strong magic enemies or certain bosses (and even then, he will likely not double them, meaning his damage will be somewhat low).

Canas' true strong point, however, is his strong uninvested performance and his good availability. Joining in The Port of Badon, Canas' stats make him a usable chipper even at base level due to the high might of Flux and his impressive 10 Magic. He tends to two-shot most enemy types, though his base Speed is decidedly sluggish; he effectively has only 7, due to being weighed down by even the lightest tome, and will probably only double exceptionally slow enemy types like Armor Knights. His accuracy is surprisingly decent, even with Flux, making him a very reliable source of ranged damage.

A further point in Canas' favor is his base level. While Erk and Lucius join at level 1 and level 3, respectively (particularly if the player refuses to play Lyn Mode), Canas is level 8, meaning he requires only two levels to consider promoting. Guiding Rings are available in the chapters after Canas joins, further reducing his cost. What is more, promotion gives Canas a fairly hefty boost; with the bonus to Constitution, he is no longer weighed down, and a +3 boost to Speed means that even a minimum-level promotion will give him around 12 Speed, enough to double all but the fastest enemies. The large boosts to Defense and HP will make him very sturdy for a magic unit, letting him battle closer to the frontlines. Lastly, he gains E-rank staff use, making him an effective healer; though his base rank is low, Canas can actually raise it fairly easily, as long as he uses staves whenever possible. If he can reach C-rank, then he can use Barrier, which will essentially ensure he reaches the higher ranks in time to use Warp.

In all, Canas is a fairly versatile magic unit who requires comparatively little work to do his job well. Though the other magic units are not without their advantages over him (particularly Pent), his mixture of durability, power, and strong promotion bonuses mean that it is hard to go wrong with him.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Wisdom Seeker
Fourth son of Niime, the Mountain Hermit. Devoted entirely to research and reading. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Base Stats[]

Heroes Canas SpriteTitle
Wisdom Seeker
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Rauðrowl
FEH skill support Reciprocal Aid
FEH Fire Tome Tome
Heroes Canas Sprite (5*)Title
Wisdom Seeker
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Rauðrowl+
FEH skill support Reciprocal Aid
FEH Fire Tome Tome


FEH skill offenseFlux---
Ruin-FEH Star Rarity 3-
Rauðrowl-FEH Star Rarity 4-
Rauðrowl+RauðrowlFEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
Ancient CodexRauðrowl+FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportReciprocal Aid-FEH Star Rarity 4-
AFEH Resistance +1 Resistance +1--
FEH HP Res 1 HP Res 1FEH Resistance +1 Resistance +1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH HP Res 2 HP Res 2FEH HP Res 1 HP Res 1FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Res Tactic 1 Res Tactic 1--
FEH Res Tactic 2 Res Tactic 2FEH Res Tactic 1 Res Tactic 1-
FEH Res Tactic 3 Res Tactic 3FEH Res Tactic 2 Res Tactic 2FEH Star Rarity 4


Secret Book (Artwork)
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.
Base Set[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Wisdom Seeker Canas
Canas wisdom seeker pop01 Canas is a scholar by nature who became a dark mage to further his studies of elder magic. He's also the son of Niime, the so-called “Mountain Hermit” known to every mage in Elibe!
Canas wisdom seeker pop02 Canas was traveling to the Dread Isle for his research when he encountered Eliwood, who was himself headed for the Dragon's Gate located there, and ended up accompanying him.
Canas wisdom seeker pop03 The name might be something of a giveaway, but the Dread Isle was a dangerous place. Still, Canas's scholarly curiosity got the better of him, and he risked life and limb to delve deeper into the secrets of magic!
Canas wisdom seeker pop04 I'm told that Canas's three older brothers were all lost to the darkness. But even though he knew the dangers, Canas still pressed on with his research into dark magic. I just hope his curiosity doesn't send him over the brink too!
Closely Associated Characters
Niime Scholar of dark magic and ancient dragons. Everyone in Elibe who knows anything about magic has learned her name as well. Canas's mother.
Hugh Taking after his grandmother Niime, he traveled the world to research dark magic. His travels, however, led him to focus on anima magic. Canas's son.
Eliwood A sincere noble of Pherae. His friends Lyn and Hector serve him loyally. Recruits Canas as an ally.


“Ah, what a shame. There was so much more that I wanted to learn...”
—Canas' death quote in The Blazing Blade.
Mother, I'm sorry... take care... of Hugh...”
—Canas' alternate death quote in The Blazing Blade.

Note: This death quote is unlocked by clearing the game 8 times, or transferring save data from The Binding Blade in the Japanese version.

“Let this battle be forgotten by history... That is all I ask.”
—Canas' final chapter quote in The Blazing Blade.


Canas/Heroes Quotes


Canas - Seeker of Wisdom
Canas returned to his family in Ilia. Some years later, he and his wife died trying to stop a snowstorm. His child was raised by his old mother.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 113 CYL Canas Portrait
The Blazing Blade
CYL2 89
CYL Canas Portrait
The Blazing Blade
CYL3 264
CYL Canas Portrait
The Blazing Blade
CYL4 278
CYL Canas Portrait
The Blazing Blade
CYL5 265
CYL Canas Portrait
The Blazing Blade
CYL6 255
CYL Canas Portrait
The Blazing Blade
CYL7 211
CYL Canas Portrait
The Blazing Blade

CYL8 231
CYL Canas Portrait
The Blazing Blade


This may be a reach, but the name 'Canas' may be a transliteration of the Scottish name 'Knox,' which means 'round hill.' In medieval Scottish, the 'k' and the 'n' of the name Knox would both be pronounced as distinct phonemes [k] and [n]. Knoll's name also means 'small hill.' Additionally, 'canas' in the Spanish language means 'grey hairs' or 'white hairs', and in Latin, 'canas' means 'bright', suggesting the ancient source of his power and a reference to his scholarliness.


  • On the level Living Legend, Canas will remark about finding artifacts in the desert. He also mentions the great amount of magic wielders in the desert.
  • Etzel in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon bears some noticeable similarities to Canas. They are both their home games' only recruitable dark mages, they both wear monocles, and they both appear in gaiden chapters.
  • Although Canas uses Dark magic, his affinity is Anima. This alludes to his quest for knowledge, not power.
  • Canas' personality seems to have drastically changed at some point, as Niime describes him in a support with Hugh as being similar to her son, "[trying] to be bad, but he can't deny his good heart". It is unknown if she was referring to him as an adult, or him as a younger man, however. Perhaps she simply meant that Hugh is trying to be bad, but he cannot help resembling Canas instead.
  • On the Choose Your Legends voting results, Canas placed at 113th place.
  • On the Choose Your Legends Round 2 voting results, Canas placed at 89th place. This made Canas the third highest voted character from Fire Emblem Blazing Sword not in Fire Emblem Heroes at the time after Nils in second and Louise in first.


See main article: Canas/Gallery.