“Let us show the continent the power of the Etrurian Generals!”
—Cecilia in a support conversation with Douglas in The Binding Blade.

Cecilia (alternately translated as Secilia in Path of Radiance's image gallery) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. She is the Mage General of Etruria as well as the former teacher of Roy and Lilina. Cecilia, Douglas and Perceval make up the three Etrurian Generals, one of the highest positions of authority in the Etrurian military.


Cecilia was born to a wealthy, aristocratic family and later was recognized as talented enough in magic to become a knight of Etruria. According to her support conversations with Douglas however, she faced great opposition and prejudice for taking on the role in her earlier days, though she persevered nonetheless. Eventually, she went to Ostia where Roy and Lilina were studying and taught them the basics in battle arts, specifically showing Roy how to wield the sword and Lilina how to cast spells, but was called away when she was recognized as a successor to the Mage General's title by her own predecessor.

During the invasion of Ostia by Bern, Cecilia is first seen at the end of Chapter 8 with her troops, after responding to Roy's letter requesting help from Etruria when he is threatened by Narcian to surrender Ostia. Subsequently, she goes to the Western Isles to apologize to Roy for him being forced to accept leaving the mainland to follow Etruria's orders, and soon departs after taking Guinivere under her protection and promising Roy she would defend Lycia in his absence. Following Roy's success in dealing with the corruption in Western Isles, events take a turn for the worse in Etruria when a coup d'état breaks out and Cecilia flees from Aquleia with Guinivere, forming her own anti-coup d'état militia called the Loyalists to battle the Revolutionaries.

Unfortunately, the Revolutionaries, allied with Bern as well as two of the Etrurian Generals, are too powerful and drive the Loyalists back easily, forcing them to retreat to an old castle on Misul Peninsula. Cecilia guards the castle entrance, but by the time the Lycian Alliance Army, led by Roy, can go to her aid, she ends up facing Zephiel in single combat and is defeated. Despite her grievous injuries, she survives the battle and is captured by Narcian and thrown into a jail cell with Sophia, who treats her wounds. Once Roy seizes the castle, she reunites with him and joins him in his efforts against Bern thereafter. During the war, she may strengthen her relationship with either of her students or her fellow generals; become acquainted with Saul, whose flirtations she rebuffs; or discover the survival of Prince Mildain, who she had believed to be dead.

At the end of the war, she continues her career as the Mage General of Etruria, playing a major part in her country's reconstruction, and is posthumously awarded the title as the "Maiden of Etruria" for her service. If she has an A-level support with Roy however, she will marry him and become the duchess of Pherae instead.

Cecilia also plays the role of instructor for the tutorial level in The Binding Blade, where she assists Roy in a training exercise against Bors and other members of the Ostian forces. The canonicity of this battle is ambiguous.


Cecilia is characterized by a calm and sensible temperament, though she is also a strong-minded individual with firm convictions. As an Etrurian general, she has strong leadership qualities and a keen mind for strategies. She is willing to follow her beliefs over her obligations unlike Perceval and Douglas; as a result, she is the only general who rebels against the coup d'état in order to free her country from Bern's control rather than prioritizing the king's personal safety alone.

She can show an intimidating side when she is angered by others, as Elffin notes, though she is usually pleasant and diplomatic with most people. Cecilia greatly admires Douglas and aspires to be like him one day, and she shares a camaraderie with Perceval. She mentors Roy and Lilina by providing advice for them to be prepared for the day they inherit their respective territories.


Fire Emblem: The Binding BladeEdit


Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Valkyrie Map Sprite Valkyrie GBAAnima Anima
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
1 30 11 7 10 10 7 13 6 8
Weapon Starting Items

Anima Anima - A
Staff Staff - C


Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 35% 45% 25% 25% 20% 25%


See also: Cecilia/Supports


While Cecilia's bases are a bit low for her join time, she is a mounted healer (Although, ironically, she joins in the middle of the desert). Being a C-rank staff user, she can wield Restore and Recover at base, and possesses the highest base Anima rank in the game, as she can wield Bolting and Aircalibur at base, which gives her an extremely potent range, effectiveness vs. fliers and she does not have to grind weapon rank in a game where weapon rank is very slowly gained. Cecilia can also rescue units quite well, due to her mount.

While her stats may not be the best, she possesses amazing utility in her extremely great class.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Valkyrie Map SpriteValkyrie
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
13 46 5 31+7 23 26 25 14 23 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Magic +2Magic +2
MagiccryiconRally Magic

TomeIconFE13Tome - B
StaffIconFE13Staff - C

Rexcalibur FE13Rexcalibur*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Etrurian General
Mage General of Etruria. Taught Roy and Lilina when they were young. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base StatsEdit


Title Group
Heroes Cecilia Sprite
Etrurian General
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Wind

FEH Wind Tome Tome






Name Prerequisite Might Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill offense Wind - 4 2 - 50 FEH Star Rarity 1 -
FEH skill offense Elwind FEH skill offense Wind 8 2 - 100 FEH Star Rarity 3 FEH Star Rarity 2
FEH skill offense Gronnraven FEH skill offense Elwind 7 2 Grants weapon advantage vs. colorless foes. 200 FEH Star Rarity 4 FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH skill offense Gronnraven+ FEH skill offense Gronnraven 11 2 Grants weapon advantage vs. colorless foes. 300 FEH Star Rarity 5 FEH Star Rarity 5
Name Prerequisite Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill support Rally Resistance - 1 Grants Res +4 to an adjacent ally unit until end of the turn. 150 FEH Star Rarity 4 FEH Star Rarity 3
Name Prerequisite Effects SP Cost Unlocked Type
FEH Attack +1 Attack +1 - Grants Atk +1. 30 FEH Star Rarity 3 A
FEH Attack +2 Attack +2 FEH Attack +1 Attack +1 Grants Atk +2. 60 FEH Star Rarity 4 A
FEH Attack +3 Attack +3 FEH Attack +2 Attack +2 Grants Atk +3. 120 FEH Star Rarity 5 A
FEH Escape Route 1 Escape Route 1 - Enables unit whose own HP ≤30% to warp adjacent to any ally. 60 FEH Star Rarity 1 B
FEH Escape Route 2 Escape Route 2 FEH Escape Route 1 Escape Route 1 Enables unit whose own HP ≤40% to warp adjacent to any ally. 120 FEH Star Rarity 2 B
FEH Escape Route 3 Escape Route 3 FEH Escape Route 2 Escape Route 2 Enables unit whose own HP ≤50% to warp adjacent to any ally. 240 FEH Star Rarity 4 B


The Binding BladeEdit

Battle QuotesEdit

Vs. ZephielEdit
  • Zephiel: So... You are Cecilia, the Mage General.
  • Cecilia: !! ...King Zephiel...
  • Zephiel: For your prowess in battle, you have the honor to fight me one on one.
  • Cecilia: ... !!

(After the battle ends and Cecilia is defeated)

  • Cecilia: Too...powerful...
Vs. NarcianEdit
  • Narcian: You’re... So, being defeated once wasn’t enough?
  • Cecilia: Zephiel was the one who defeated me. Not you.
  • Narcian: Then I shall show you my strength now!

Final Chapter QuoteEdit

“Roy, concentrate.”
—Cecilia’s final chapter quote in The Binding Blade.

Death QuoteEdit

“Etruria… Be a light…for the future…”
—Cecilia’s death quote in The Binding Blade.


Cecilia/Heroes Quotes

Possible EndingsEdit

Cecilia - Daughter of Etruria (王国の『娘』Ōkoku no “Musume”, Daughter of the Kingdom)
"Cecilia returned home and helped rebuild Etruria. Her calm judgment and leadership played a major role in directing Etruria to prosperity once again. Her hard work earned her the title of the "Maiden of Etruria" after her death."

Cecilia and Roy

"Cecilia accompanied Roy to Pherae, where she helped rebuild the battered land. She eventually married Roy, continuing to offer him close support and aid as the duchess of Pherae."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit


Hasha no TsurugiEdit

She appears in chapter 13 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga where she is seen speaking with Eliwood about how she would like to send a group of troops to examine what is happening in the Western Isles after hearing that Roy's army may have engaged the Eturian army. Al and his group then volunteer for the position.

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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


The name Cecilia is the Latinate feminine form of the Roman family name Caecilius, derived from Latin caecus (blind). Saint Cecilia was a noble lady of Rome who was, under Emperor Alexander Severus, sentenced to die, because she refused to worship the Roman gods. She is the patron saint of musicians.


  • On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Cecilia won 24th place  out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 2:1. The voter comments seem to focus on her calm and knowledgeable personality as Roy's mentor.
  • Despite the fact that Sophia helps Cecilia stay alive in when she is trapped in a dungeon during chapter 13, they do not share any supports.
  • Cecilia shares her English voice actress, Cherami Leigh, with Caeda, Mae and Gwendolyn in Fire Emblem Heroes.
    • Coincidentally, Cecilia also shares her Japanese voice actress, Toa Yukinari, with Gwendolyn and Lucius.