“...Stealing's the only way I could live. I'm an orphan.”
—Chad in a support conversation with Hugh in The Binding Blade.

Chad is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. Chad is an orphan from Araphen who takes revenge against the Bern forces for burning his orphanage down on the Lycian-Bern border. Chad joins Roy's forces in Chapter three of Binding Blade when Roy launches an attack on Castle Araphen.


He is friends with Lugh, Raigh, the Bishop Yoder and the other little orphans and cares about them. He fights to preserve peace among the countries and for his 'family' of orphans.

In a Support Conversation with Cath it is revealed that Chad is a rather good artist, and that the Father at the orphanage had always praised him for his artistic ability before he had died. The conversation also seems to imply that Chad has a desire to become an artist following the war.

Chad also describes much of his past to Hugh in their Support Conversation as well. In the conversation Chad borrows 3000g to buy a sword, later repaying 4000g and explaining why he borrowed the money to Hugh. Chad says that he bought the sword to use to fight for his 'family' of orphans.

In GameEdit

Description: An orphan from the Lycian border to Bern.

Base StatsEdit

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Thief Map Sprite ThiefGBAThunder Thunder
WeaponStarting Items
Sword Sword - EIronswordIron Sword

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
85% 50% 50% 80% 60% 25% 15%


See also: Chad/Supports.


Secret Book (Artwork)
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Chad's Strength, Skill, and Speed growths stand out as some of the best of any unit in the game. Sadly, these do not make him a good combat unit, due to his poor base strength and durability, sword-lock, and lack of promotion.

Because of this, Chad is better off performing the usual Thief duties. He is your sole thief until Astolfo is recruited. While the latter is a better pick later on due to his better bases and durability, Chad can still be useful in maps which are made easier by having multiple thieves, such as Chapter 16. The player should be wary when positioning him as he can be easily killed by most enemies, especially on Hard Mode.


Death QuoteEdit

“No! Why here...? Lugh... I'm sorry...”
—Chad's death quote in The Binding Blade.

Possible EndingsEdit

Chad - Lycian Wildcat (リキアの山猫 Rikia no yamaneko)
"Chad gave up thievery after the war. He traveled across the continent and dedicated his life to helping orphaned children. Not many would guess from his actions that he was once a cunning thief."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit


Hasha no TsurugiEdit

Chad also appears in chapter 3 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga where he plays a major role in the story of the chapter. He is out trying to hunt down the group of soldiers that destroyed the orphanage he worked at. At the end of the chapter, he leaves Al and his group to find another group with more powerful companions to help him get his revenge. He shows up again in chapter 17 and 18.


  • On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Chad won 20th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 1:2. The voter comments seem to generally focus on his strong-willed personality and his overall high growth rates in the game.
  • Similar to how Jaffar's palette is the default color for Assassins in GBA games, Chad's palette is the default color for thieves in all GBA games.


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