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“I am Clair. The young man may address me as 'Lady Clair', or 'milady'.”
—Clair in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Clair is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. She is 18 years old in Shadows of Valentia.

ProfileEdit

Clair is a Pegasus Knight of Zofia and the younger sister of Clive and childhood friend of Fernand. Despite resistance, Clair joined the Deliverance, she was accepted as a knight after she asked her father permission to fight alongside her brother. However, she was captured by Desaix's men and was held captive until Alm and Lukas rescued her. Clair rejoined the Deliverance and fought alongside her brother and the group to overthrow Desaix.

She is shown to have a small crush on Alm in Gaiden, joking that Alm was the one she really wanted when Gray won her over. In Shadows of Valentia, Clair and Alm's relationship is expanded and generally portrayed as platonic on Alm's end. She backs off once she witnesses how close Alm and Celica are. The two become very close friends as the game progresses.

Throughout the game, Clair is courted by both Gray and Tobin, causing some rifts between the two friends. Ultimately, Clair chooses to wed Gray after the events of the war.

PersonalityEdit

A headstrong and fearless young noblewoman, Clair has an overbearing nature, which is her one big flaw, not that she pays it any mind. She is also a cheery and sociable individual who loves to interact with any and everyone. She values her impression on others and speaks in an extremely formal and often eccentric manner. In the past, she was somewhat childish and impetuous, and while she has matured since then because of the war, she misses the carefree days of the past.

Being a noble, before the war Clair doesn’t have much of an opportunity to interact with the more common people of Zofia. As a result, she rather desperately wants to know more about other aspects of common daily life. Despite her interest and efforts, her highborn demeanor always shows up contrasting with the simpler habits of the common folk.

She is very close to Clive, and despite being overproective over her brother initially opposing Mathilda's attempts to get closer to Clive, Clair respects Mathilda, admiring her skill in battle and addressing her as "Lady Mathilda."

She is shown to initially be baffled by Gray's attitudes, calling his "love at first sight" for her shallow, and his courting behaviour innapropriate. Later when she grows to know him better, she decides to give him a chance upon noticing that after the whole war he still was infatuated by her.

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem GaidenEdit

RecruitmentEdit

Clair can be found in a jail cell in the first fort you encounter in the game. Talk to her to recruit her.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE2 Pegasus Knight Map IconPegasus Knight
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResMov
12084711487
MagicStarting Items
--

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
20% 30% 50% 40% 50% 10% 0%

OverallEdit

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.

Clair is a classic case of a character that starts out weak, but after a few levels they wind up holding their own and eventually wind up being great units. This is commonly the case with Pegasus Knights, and Clair is no exception. She starts off doing low damage and you will need to feed her experience for a few levels before she comes up to task. She will, however, inevitably end up with very low Defense, so it might be a good idea to give her a Javelin.

When considering all of the Pegasus Knights in Gaiden, Clair is very agile but fragile. Catria and Est are both strong all rounders whose balance between Speed and Strength usually makes them the most offensively potent, and Palla is strong and durable but slow for a Pegasus Knight. However, while the Whitewing sisters are among the best units in the game as a whole, they are limited to Celica's party. For Alm, she is the sole Pegasus Knight among his forces, thus making her a valuable addition, especially since when she promotes, she is one of two of his forces that naturally combat and deal effect damage against monsters on his team, the other being Silque.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

SpotPassEdit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus Knight
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
622821314+215477
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Speed+2Speed +2
Slow Start IconSlow Burn
LanceIconFE13Lance - DIron Lance FE13 IconIron Lance*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE15 Pegasus Knight (Clair)Pegasus Knight
LevelHPAtkSklSpdLckDefResMov
12084711487
MagicSkillsStarting Items
-Echoes Flying UnitFlier-

Class SetsEdit

Class Sets
First Tier Second Tier Third Tier Overclass
FE15 Pegasus Knight (Clair)Pegasus Knight FE15 Falcon Knight (Clair)Falcon Knight - FE15 Harrier (Clair)Harrier*

* DLC class; access with the Altar of the Sorceress.

Learnt MagicEdit

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE15 Mage (Clair)Mage 1 Echoes black magic iconFire
8 Echoes black magic iconThunder
FE15 Priestess (Clair)Priestess 1 Echoes white magic iconRecover
FE15 Cleric (Clair)Cleric 1 Echoes white magic iconRecover
Echoes black magic iconNosferatu
FE15 Saint (Clair)Saint 1 Echoes black magic iconSeraphim
FE15 Harrier (Clair)Harrier 1 Echoes black magic iconFire
FE15 Enchantress (Clair)Enchantress 1 Echoes black magic iconMire
Echoes black magic iconDeath
FE15 Exemplar (Clair)Exemplar 1 Echoes white magic iconWard
Echoes white magic iconRestore

Growth RatesEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
35% 40% 55% 70% 50% 30% 2%

Personal Max StatsEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 40 40 41 41 38 40

SupportsEdit

See also: Clair/Supports.

Passive Supports

Overall Edit

Clair serves as Alm's only Pegasus Knight unless Faye reclasses into one, making her useful in flying over terrain and taking out hard to reach enemies that other units in the army cannot reach in the same amount of time. Her low base stats makes her initially fragile when used, but her high Speed growths allows her to dish out decent damage through her double attacks in later Levels. This makes her a great candidate for Ridersbane as she can easily dispatch most cavalier units in a single round and benefit from the bonus damage. Promoting her into a Falcon Knight also allows her to deal with Terrors, though they are much more scarce in Alm's route than in Celica's.

Despite her strengths, Clair is incredibly fragile and can be felled by enemies if she cannot finish them off herself. Her Strength is mediocre at best, which is why she is best off using weapons that give her bonus damage against specific unit types. It takes Clair some time to gain levels to Promote, but time spent on Clair can be beneficial in the long run.

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Highborn Flier
A pegasus knight with the Deliverance. Clive's younger sister. Secretly loves Alm. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Heroes Clair Sprite (3*)Title
Highborn Flier
Group
Heroes Flying Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
31/34/37
5/6/7
20/23/26
6/7/8
29/32/35
3/4/5
18/21/24
7/8/9
26/29/32
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Steel LanceFEH Lance Lance
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Clair Sprite (4* & 5*)Title
Highborn Flier
Group
Heroes Flying Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
32/35/38
5/6/7
21/24/27
7/8/9
31/34/37
3/4/5
19/22/25
8/9/10
28/31/34
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Silver Lance
FEH skill support Harsh Command
FEH Lance Lance
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Clair Sprite (4* & 5*)Title
Highborn Flier
Group
Heroes Flying Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
34/37/41
6/7/8
23/26/30
7/8/9
33/36/39
4/5/6
21/24/28
8/9/10
30/33/36
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Silver Lance+
FEH skill support Harsh Command
FEH Lance Lance

SkillsEdit

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance-FEH Star Rarity 3-
Silver LanceSteel LanceFEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Silver Lance+Silver LanceFEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
RhomphaiaSilver Lance+-FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportHarsh Command-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
BFEH Hit and Run Hit and Run-FEH Star Rarity 4
CFEH Spur Spd 1 Spur Spd 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Spur Spd 2 Spur Spd 2FEH Spur Spd 1 Spur Spd 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Spur Spd 3 Spur Spd 3FEH Spur Spd 2 Spur Spd 2FEH Star Rarity 5

OverallEdit

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 SetEdit

Clair is among many lance flying units and she struggles due to her low Atk compared to nearly all of her other unit counterparts, many of whom were introduced long before her from the start of Heroes. At 42 Base Atk, she can fail to damage an enemy with even mediocre Def, even though she has the respectable Spd to double attack a decent portion of units, especially if she holds an Asset in it. Clair greatly values having an Asset in Atk more, however, as it will bring her base Atk to 46 since it is a Super Asset, which is more managable and in line with many other units. Her Res is also high so she can bait out some mages and dragons if needed. Clair struggles to define a niche among her competitors, but has some merit in her base kit alone. Aside from her low Atk, her physical bulk is also quite low, preventing her from dueling many units without taking significant damage in return.

Clair defaulted with a Silver Lance, a non-effect, raw high Mt lance, but she later received her own personal weapon Rhomphaia. Not only is it a point higher in Mt than her Silver Lance, but it also deals effective damage against Cavalry and Armored units, both of whom are common Arena units. With its refine, it grants a Flashing Blade effect, making good usage of her naturally high Spd to accelerate her cooldowns so long as her Spd is higher than her opponents. At neutral 36, there are enough units whom she can fulfill the requirement over, especially against Armor units.

Harsh Command will flip any penalties inflicted onto her allies into a bonus, allowing her to help allies who are susceptible to certain skills like Ploys and Panics. Hit and Run is an excellent Skill B for all Flying units as it allows her to attack and retreat after poking enemies, that way allies can pull her out of danger. This skill makes her a valuable unit for skill inheritance as her many flying allies also benefit from this skill. Spur Speed is a decent Skill C as it allows her to boost her adjacent allies Spd during combat, regardless of their unit type.

CountersEdit

Clair is easily walled off by units with decent bulk and sometimes even fails to kill some Red units in a single round of combat due to her low Atk. Green units are practically untouchable and can likely smash right through her low bulk. As a flier, she is susceptible to Bow units of all types who are likely to kill her in a single shot through her aforementioned low Def. Merric with Excalibur can easily tear through her with color advantage, despite her good Res, thanks to the tome's flying effectiveness and if he is running Close Counter, she has no options do dispatch him.

Skill InheritanceEdit

Clair can either stick with her Rhomphaia or inherit a Firesweep Lance as those two are her most viable options. In either case her skill inheritance suggestions remain consistent aside from her Skil A choice. Reposition is a far superior Support Skill to make usage of her superior mobility as a Flier. Iceberg uses her naturally solid Res for some decent damage boosts. She can also run Ploy skills, either Speed Ploy or Defense Ploy to score the necessary doubles she needs over fast Red units or to grant her more damage against those she already beats in Spd.

If using Rhomphaia, Swift Sparrow provides both an Atk and Spd boost to maximize her offensive stats when initiating combat as she is better off starting it that trying to bait non-dragons. Fury also provides a flat boost to her stats and allows her to bring herself into Desperation range as it is a good alternative for her Hit and Run. If running Firesweep, Life and Death provides a higher offensive boost at the cost of lower defensive stats, but since she is not going to be counter attacked when she initiates, the sacrifice is not nearly as costly.

QuotesEdit

GaidenEdit

“Everyone... protect Alm...”
—Clair's death quote in Gaiden.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Clair/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

HeroesEdit

Clair/Heroes Quotes

Possible EndingsEdit

GaidenEdit

(If Gray is alive)
"She gave into Gray's persistence and reluctantly got together with him.
"Awww, it was Alm who I really liked..."
(If Gray is dead)
"Oh, Gray. To tell the truth, I was going to let you win..."
Alone, she lived on in regret for the late Gray."

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

(If Gray is alive)
"As a knight of the One Kingdom, Clair worked hard on behalf of the continent. In time, Gray's tenacity won her over, and she became his wife and then a mother. But Clair never stayed grounded—she and her pegasus continued to race across the sky, gawkers be damned."
(If Gray is dead)
"Gray's death left Clair feeling betrayed and alone, but she joined the knights of the One Kingdom and contributed greatly to their growth. The people were enamored with her melancholy beauty, which was a splash of color amidst the mostly dour men of the Brotherhood."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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

EtymologyEdit

Clair, or Claire, is a given name of Latin/Viking origin via French; the name could mean "clear" or "famous". The word still means clear in French in its feminine form.

TriviaEdit

  • Clair is the only known resident of Zofia that has a pegasi and is a pegasus rider, pointing that pegasi are not common in the continent. Palla, Est, Catria and Emma are all traveling pegasus riders that come from different lands.
  • Clair has blue hair in her in-game portrait in Fire Emblem Gaiden and her artwork in The Complete. However, in the game's manual and in Fire Emblem Awakening (probably to match from the game manual artwork), she has red hair. In Shadows of Valentia, she has blonde hair, likely to match her brother Clive, and to differentiate her from fellow Pegasus Knight, Catria.
  • Curiously, the resources for the Fire Emblem Awakening DLC chapter The Golden Gaffe has placeholder portraits for Clair, cropped straight from her game's manual. This may or may not imply she was to have a proper DLC Einherjar appearance, similar to Eldigan.[1]
  • In the Japanese version of Shadows of Valentia, Clair uses the pronoun Watakushi, which is considered to be very formal and high class.
  • Clair shares her English voice actress, Alexis Tipton, with Palla, as well as Lucina in her appearances in Heroes except for her original form and Warriors.
  • The event scene with Clair reaching out for Alm after she is rescued is titled "Tlp_Ev_BossyLady" internally.

GalleryEdit

See main article: Clair/Gallery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://tcrf.net/Fire_Emblem_Awakening/Downloadable_Content
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