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“...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.

Profile[]

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 Game[]

Description: An orphan from the Lycian border to Bern.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Thief Map Sprite.gif ThiefGBAThunder.gif Thunder
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
116331042056
WeaponStarting Items
Sword.gif Sword - EIronsword.gifIron Sword
Lockpick.gifLockpick

Growth Rates[]

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

Supports[]

See also: Chad/Supports

Overall[]

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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.

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.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Lycian Wildcat
Grew up in an orphanage in Lycia with a pair of brothers, Lugh and Raigh. Seeks revenge on Bern for killing the caretaker of the orphanage. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base Stats[]

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Chad Heroes Sprite.pngTitle
Lycian Wildcat
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
38/41/44
4/5/6
23/26/29
7/8/9
30/33/36
5/6/7
20/23/26
4/5/6
17/20/23
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Steel DaggerFEH Dagger.png Dagger
✯✯✯✯
Chad Heroes Sprite.pngTitle
Lycian Wildcat
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
39/42/45
4/5/6
24/27/30
8/9/10
32/35/38
6/7/8
22/25/28
4/5/6
18/21/24
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Rogue Dagger
FEH skill support.png Draw Back
FEH Dagger.png Dagger
✯✯✯✯✯
Chad Heroes Sprite.pngTitle
Lycian Wildcat
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
42/45/48
5/6/7
27/30/33
8/9/10
34/37/40
6/7/8
23/26/30
5/6/7
20/23/26
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Rogue Dagger+
FEH skill support.png Draw Back
FEH Dagger.png Dagger

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Dagger---
Steel Dagger-FEH Star Rarity 3.png-
Rogue DaggerSteel DaggerFEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Rogue Dagger+Rogue DaggerFEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngDraw Back4FEH Star Rarity 3.png-
BFEH Escape Route 1.png Escape Route 1-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Escape Route 2.png Escape Route 2FEH Escape Route 1.png Escape Route 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Escape Route 3.png Escape Route 3FEH Escape Route 2.png Escape Route 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Spd Smoke 1.png Spd Smoke 1--
FEH Spd Smoke 2.png Spd Smoke 2FEH Spd Smoke 1.png Spd Smoke 1-
FEH Spd Smoke 3.png Spd Smoke 3FEH Spd Smoke 2.png Spd Smoke 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[]

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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[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Quotes[]

Death Quote[]

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

Heroes[]

Chad/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[]

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 Appearances[]

Manga[]

Hasha no Tsurugi[]

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.

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Chad 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 361
The Binding Blade
475
CYL2 519
The Binding Blade
219
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 400
The Binding Blade
333
CYL4 499
The Binding Blade
97

CYL5 442
The Binding Blade
64

Trivia[]

  • 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.

Gallery[]

See main article: Chad/Gallery.
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