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“What is it that makes a crusader? Is inheriting an exalted weapon all it takes? No, there's not a doubt in my mind that you, too, are a crusader!”
—Ced in Thracia 776

Ced is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is the son of Erinys, the older brother of Fee, and, according to Thracia 776, the canonical son of Lewyn, as well as the inheritor of the Forseti tome passed down through Silesse's royal family.

His substitute character is Hawk in Genealogy of the Holy War.


During Silesse's occupation by the Grannvale Empire, Ced, along with the remaining royal family relocated to Thove, under the protection of Silessean rebels. When Erinys was suffering from a fatal illness, Ced departed from Silesse in order to find Lewyn, who had disappeared years prior, believing him to be the only one able to heal her. Upon arriving in Manster following a lead on Lewyn's whereabouts, he noticed the distress of the people under Raydrik's rule and decided to put his search on hold and stay there to help them. Encountering the Magi Squad and eventually becoming its leader, he attempted to stop the child hunts conducted by the Loptyrian Cult. During this time, he met Asbel, taking him as his apprentice and taught him the basics of magic, including how to wield the powerful Grafcalibur. These efforts and his fighting against the Grannvale Empire earned him the title of "Ced the Hero".

If Karin speaks to Ced in Chapter 4x of Thracia 776, she informs him of Erinys's death two months prior, and calls him out for neglecting his family. Before parting ways, Ced gives the Ced Scroll to Karin as a gift. After Seliph's liberation of Conote from Blume, Ced takes a stand against the Thracian army, which attempts to seize Manster under orders from Travant. In Thracia 776, Ced also gives the Bragi Sword to Saias, who in turn passes it to Leif.

After the holy war, Ced returns to Silesse and ascended the throne as king. Due to his hard work and unbending will, Silesse began to regain its former greatness.


Ced is an extremely selfless person who lives for the people around him, and is more than willing to lend a hand to anyone in distress. However, this might prove to be a flaw of his, as he winds up neglecting his own family in the process, causing him to be unable to see his mother off on her deathbed. Furthermore, he is also very humble, even to the point of self-deprecation; he reproaches himself for being a "coward", despite having played a significant role in stopping the child hunts, among other things.

Much like his sister, Ced is also furious at Lewyn for letting their mother die while waiting for him to return to Silesse, although he is slightly more forgiving than Fee is.


Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Base StatsEdit

Note: Parent characters are assumed to be at Level 30 by the end of the First Generation.

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood
Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Sage Sprite (M)Sage -
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Lead Gold
14 46 10 16 15 21 10 13 13 6 0 Varies
Skills Weapon Starting Items


FE4 FireFire - B
FE4 ThunderThunder - B
FE4 WindWind - B
FE4 LightLight - B
FE4 StaffStaff - B

FE4lightning Lightning
Inherited Items


Growth RatesEdit

Note: Holy Blood bonuses have already been taken into consideration.

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
115% 60% 10% 20% 35% 20% 55% 10%

Overall Edit

Coming as a very powerful pre-promoted Sage, Ced is a solid unit, and will remain so regardless of who his father is.

He is one of three potential Forseti users. He mainly competes with Arthur for the title of best Forseti user. While Arthur joins much earlier and gets a mount upon promotion, making him the better candidate overall, Ced has better caps and bases, making him the strongest when it comes to nothing but stats. Additionally, unlike the others, he inherits the Pursuit skill from his mother, meaning that the Pursuit Ring can be passed down to someone who needs it more than he does, such as Patty or Leif.

Despite all of these positives, many players tend to agree that Arthur is the better Forsetti user overall due to the fact that Arthur tends to get his promotion before or by the time the player recruits Ced, alongside getting a horse upon promotion. Still, while he is severely hindered by mediocre availability and mobility, Ced will become an amazing unit, regardless of his parentage. He is one of the few children that is almost impossible to mess up, even if the player opts to give him a suboptimal father. For this reason, it is usually better to pair Erinys with the purpose to optimize Fee rather than to optimize Ced himself.

If Erinys is paired with Lewyn, a bug (see Trivia section) can occur that makes Ced's base speed unusually low compared to Ced with other fathers. Fortunately, this is is rarely a major issue thanks to Forseti's +20 speed bonus and the fact that enemies generally have low Attack Speed.


In Chapter 8, Seliph can recruit Ced if he speaks to him.

In Chapter 8, if Lewyn is Ced's father, Ced may speak to Seliph, and he will gain three points of luck.

In Chapter 8, if Fee speaks to Ced, he will gain one point of luck.

In the Final Chapter, if Tine and Ced are lovers, she may speak to him, and he will gain three points of magic.


Original and replacement characters have the same love growths, unless stated otherwise.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE5 Sage Sprite (M)Sage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov LS MS PC
12 32 3 17 16+20  16+20  10 9 8 8 1FE5 Star 2FE5 Star 3
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Continue Adept

FE5 Fire Icon Fire - A
FE5 Thunder Icon Thunder - A
FE5 Wind Icon Wind - A
FE5 Light Icon Light - A
FE5 Staff Icon Staff - A

FE5holsety Forseti
FE5doorkey Door Key

Stats GrowthsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov
75% 10% 75% 75% 80% 65% 20% 15% 1%




With great bases, unparalleled growths in Magic, Skill, and Speed, and the Forseti tome, which bestows a massive +20 Speed and Skill to the wielder, Ced is immediately one of the strongest members of your team upon joining.  Additionally, with an A rank in staves, he is a potent healer as well.  However, his HP and defense are not particularly high, so be careful putting in range of too many enemy units, although he will rarely be hit with Forseti equipped.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Sage (M) Map SpriteSage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
12 49 15 23+2 16 25+5 13 17 12 6
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Magic +2Magic +2
MagiccryiconRally Magic
Avoid +10Avoid +10

TomeIconFE13Tome - A
StaffIconFE13Staff - C

Holsety FE13 IconForseti*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped


Genealogy of the Holy War Edit

Recruitment Conversation Edit

  • Seliph: Ced, nice job taking care of the residents of Manster. You're a hero!
  • Ced: Sir Seliph... I can't tell you how long I've waited for your arrival. Sir, please... save the world from despair. Too many people have given up hope as it is. Manster had a great number of children seized and sent to the shrine in Miletos. I was unable to prevent it... I'm no hero, sir. I'm a coward if anything.
  • Seliph: Ced, I wouldn't have gotten anywhere had I been on my own! It was everybody's combined strength that brought us this far. Ced, we could use you on our side. Would you consider joining up with us?
  • Ced: With honour, Sir Seliph. I'll fight for you till the very end!

“Is this the limit of my power...? sad...!”
—Ced's death quote

Thracia 776 Edit

“This is it... Mother...Fee... Take care...of Silesse..”
—Ced's death quote

Awakening Edit

“I am Ced, of the Magi.”
—Ced's SpotPass parley quote

“I'm far tougher than I look!”
—Ced's SpotPass battle quote

“Continue this foolish opposition, and you will suffer at the hands of my magic.”
—Ced's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1

“Wisdom? On these crimson grasses? Go back to your classroom, boy.”
—Ced's battle quote versus Laurent in Lost Bloodlines 1

“Why have you come here, warrior? Ravage your own world!”
—Ced's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3

“I'm finished...I must retreat...”
—Ced's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1

“The winds favor you... A gentle wind. Perhaps we have...misjudged you...”
—Ced's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3

Endings Edit

Genealogy of the Holy War Edit

"In Silesse, which was for a long time under the control of the Empire, Ced, who returned to his country, succeeded to the throne, and devoted himself with all his strength to the reconstruction of the devastated country.
At his side,
His sweetheart, [Lover],
The Pegasus Knight Fee,
Smiled at him, filled with hope.
A beautiful land, and people who loved peace.
The Kingdom of Silesse, which Lewyn protected at the risk of his life, finally came here to completion."

Thracia 776 Edit

Ced - Holy Warrior of the Wind (風の聖戦士 Kaze no Seisenshi)

"Upon returning to Silesse, Ced gave in to his people's yearning for his leadership and took the throne. Thanks to his hard work and unbending will, the trampled land of Silesse slowly, but surely, began to regain its former beauty."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem: Light Inheritors Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Mitsuki Oosawa Manga) Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Nattsu Fujimori Manga) Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War Gag Paradise Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Sigurd's Tale Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Last of the Earth Dragons Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Forest and Lake CountryEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Ced is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:


Ced is usually short for Cedric, which was originally a misspelling of the name Cerdic by Sir Walter Scott in the novel Ivanhoe. The name Cerdic is most commonly associated with Cerdic of Wessex, the first king of Wessex (which eventually became the Kingdom of England).

In-universe, he was named after his ancestor Ced, one of the Twelve Crusaders.


  • From his in-game portrait, Ced appears to be heterochromic, as his closer eye appears to be green, while the other appears to be brown. A similar effect is present in Ishtar's portrait.
  • Due to a bug in the game, when Lewyn is Ced's father, Ced's inherited speed can be so high that it exceeds the Sage speed cap of 30. This causes two minor issues:
    • Before the game is reset, Ced's speed will be displayed as 30 but treated as a higher number. If Lewyn and Erinys are both Level 30 at the end of Generation 1, this will give Ced about 47 base speed.
    • After the game is reset, Ced's speed will "fix" itself and be decreased to his base speed minus 30 points. Therefore, if Lewyn and Erinys are both Level 30 at the end of Generation 1, Ced will have about 47-30=17 speed, no matter what level Ced was when the game was reset. After this reset, Ced can continue to gain speed points normally during level-ups like any other unit without his speed resetting.


See Main Article: Ced/Gallery.