Chapter Quotes[edit | edit source]

White Clouds Chapter 1: Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Rivalry of the Houses (Mission)[edit | edit source]

“Argh, I hate losing! I guess I'll just have to settle for cheering the others on.”
—Claude's Chapter 1 defeat quote

White Clouds Chapter 2: Familiar Scenery[edit | edit source]

Vs. Kostas[edit | edit source]

  • Kostas: Spoiled little noble! Just die like a good little rich kid!
  • Claude: Being noble has nothing to do with who you are as a person or how hard your life is. Your logic is illogical!

White Clouds Chapter 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion[edit | edit source]

Battle of the Eagle and Lion (Mission)[edit | edit source]

  • "Remember, we’re not just fighting for honor. There’s a prize at stake!"

Based on Player's Movements in Battle[edit | edit source]

  • "The Black Eagles and Blue Lions are fighting... Maybe we can sneak right past them."

After Golden Deer Units Defeat[edit | edit source]

  • "Who told you to jump out there? Now we've got no choice. Capture the central hill!"

Vs. Dimitri[edit | edit source]

  • Claude: Hey, Your Royalness! If you promise to let me have the prize, I'll let you take the honor of victory. Do we have a deal?
  • Dimitri: Enough of your foolishness! I... Wait a moment. You are trying to anger me, is that it?
  • Claude: Saw right through me, did you? Well, if there's no deal, I'll just have to win this thing fair and square!
  • Dimitri: I will happily face you, here and now. Do not hold back, Claude!

Vs. Edelgard[edit | edit source]

  • Claude: Hey, Princess! Heads up! There's a rat right by your Imperial feet...
  • Edelgard: BAH! I - Huh. How dare you make a fool out of me. You will not rile me with such childish tactics.
  • Claude: Ah, so the sheer terror in your eyes was...something else entirely. My mistake. Anyway, it was only a joke.
  • Edelgard: You really hope to unsettle me with childish jokes? It won't work. You must stand and fight!

Defeat Quote[edit | edit source]

  • "Sorry, but it's about time I make my exit... The rest of you...please, finish the job!"

White Clouds Chapter 9: Cause of Sorrow[edit | edit source]

Garreg Mach Monastery[edit | edit source]

  • "Ah, what a burden to be great at everything." (White Heron Cup won)

Paralogue: Land of the Golden Deer[edit | edit source]

Vs. Acheron[edit | edit source]

  • Claude: I did hear that some good-for-nothing inherited this territory. I guess that's you, then.
  • Acheron: Who do you think you are? I'm not a good-for-nothing! You are!
  • Claude: If you were actually good for anything at all, I'd at least expect you to recognize who I am...

Paralogue: Sword and Shield of Seiros[edit | edit source]

Vs. Pirate Captain[edit | edit source]

  • Claude: How could you commit such crimes in the name of Almyra? It's because of two-bit miscreants like you that Almyrans suffer so much hate!
  • Pirate Captain: Sh-Shut up! Say what you will, we're the real navy of Almyra!

White Clouds Chapter 11: Throne of Knowledge[edit | edit source]

Vs. Flame Emperor[edit | edit source]

  • Claude: So, you're the fabled Flame Emperor? Go ahead and enlighten me. What are you planning to do with the Crest Stones? What did you use Flayn's blood for? Who's Kronya? Who's Solon?
  • Flame Emperor: Silence. There is no need for you to know.
  • Claude: Is it that mask that's to blame for your curtness? If so, maybe I should rip it off and ask again.

White Clouds Chapter 12: To War[edit | edit source]

Vs. Edelgard[edit | edit source]

  • Claude: Here she is - Her Majesty - looking pleased as a dog with a stick. What exactly happened to make you this way?
  • Edelgard: I'm simply seeing through a promise I made to myself a long time ago.
  • Claude: Isn't this much force excessive? Thanks to you, my own long-held ambitions are nearly destroyed.
  • Edelgard: If you don't want them to be destroyed completely, I suggest you turn tail and flee.

Cindered Shadows Chapter 1: The Fourth House[edit | edit source]

Vs Balthus[edit | edit source]

  • Claude: You look...familiar. Have we met?
  • Balthus: Not a chance. You'd remember meeting a specimen like me.
  • Claude: True: I'd definitely remember this sharp twinge of annoyance.
  • Balthus: Stop yappin' and start slappin'!

Azure Moon Chapter 19: The Golden Deer's Plea[edit | edit source]

Saving Derdriu (Mission)[edit | edit source]

  • Talked to with Byleth
    • "Professor, if you had chosen me instead of Dimitri... No. I shouldn't dwell on it. I'm grateful you came. I'm glad to have your strength, if only for today."
  • Talked to with Dimitri
    • Dimitri: You're OK... Can you still fight, Claude?
    • Claude: You barely snatch me from the jaws of death, and now you're recruiting me! You sure know how to inspire loyalty, Your Majesty.
    • Claude: Sadly, I'm not free to move here, for many reasons. You'll have to repel the Empire without me...
  • Talked to with any other character
    • "I missed that face! And you're just in time. Thanks for that."

Verdant Wind Chapter 16: The Rose-Colored River[edit | edit source]

Vs. Acheron[edit | edit source]

  • Acheron: The declining Alliance will be finished if I kill you. The Empire will herald the new age!
  • Claude: Only if you manage to kill me. Hm? What's that to the north? Looks like the home of another opportunistic noble is burning...
  • Acheron: That's...that's my castle! NO!
  • Claude: That's the declining Alliance at work, right there. Seems like you were facing the wrong way, Weathervane!

Verdant Wind Chapter 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion[edit | edit source]

Vs. Dimitri[edit | edit source]

  • Dimitri: Are you trying to stop me too? Then I'll just have to kill you!
  • Claude: Calm down, Dimitri! What does it achieve, us killing each other here?
  • Dimitri: Move, Claude. I have no time to exchange words with you.
  • Claude: It doesn't matter what I'm saying, does it? You aren't even listening. But I'm not gonna budge.

Vs. Edelgard[edit | edit source]

  • Claude: We haven't seen each other since Garreg Mach. You've grown lovelier than ever Edelgard.
  • Edelgard: You're not so unfortunate yourself. And you have the aid of the professor. Frankly, I'm jealous. Now's the chance for you and the professor to leave.
  • Claude: I'm afraid we have to decline. Even if we left, we'd just have to come right back.

Verdant Wind Chapter 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads[edit | edit source]

Vs. Edelgard (after damaged)[edit | edit source]

  • Claude: Edelgard, give up! We don't want to kill you!
  • Edelgard: But... I must kill you. If I don't the righteous world which I dream of will never see the light. Come at me with everything you have. For one of us, this is the end!

Vs. Edelgard[edit | edit source]

  • Edelgard: Your ideals, I understand they're not so far removed from my own. But without sufficient knowledge of this land's suffering, I can't entrust Fódlan to you!
  • Claude: Perhaps. I daresay it's true I don't fully understand the history of Fódlan. Still, I've seen many things in my life. Don't worry. I'll finish the job for you.

Paralogue: The Sleeping Sand Legend[edit | edit source]

Vs. The Wind Caller
  • The Wind Caller: I smell those detestable 10 Elites... Who are you?
  • Claude: I'm the grandson of the grandson of the grandson of the elite Riegan. Now tell me who you are!
  • The Wind Caller: I am your family's enemy. If you carry the blood of the 10 Elites, you cannot be permitted to live.
  • Claude: What do you mean by that? And what's that Crest on your forehead.
  • The Wind Caller: No more talk. If you wish to survive, you must destroy me!

Enemy Claude[edit | edit source]

White Clouds Chapter 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion[edit | edit source]

Vs. Byleth[edit | edit source]

  • "This is a great chance for me to find out if the Sword of the Creator really is all it's cracked up to be. On that note, you'd better not surrender too quickly!"

Crimson Flower Chapter 14: The Master Tactician[edit | edit source]

Battle Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Heh... So sad that our reunion should take place on the battlefield."

Vs. Byleth[edit | edit source]

  • "Teach... You should have chosen me instead of Edelgard. No point in whining about it now, I suppose. Sorry, but I'll be taking the win today."

Vs. Edelgard[edit | edit source]

  • Claude: We haven't seen each other since Garreg Mach. You've grown lovelier than ever, Edelgard.
  • Edelgard: You're not so unfortunate yourself. And as usual, you're here at a most inopportune moment.
  • Claude: Well, I'm sure we have much more to talk about... But how about we settle things first?
  • Edelgard: No objections here. Prepare yourself, Claude.

Vs. Jeritza[edit | edit source]

  • "Hey, how long's it been? Five years? Who'd have thought you'd end up an Imperial general..."

Defeat Quote (If defeated by Byleth or Edelgard)[edit | edit source]

  • Claude: Enough! You've bested me. If I die here, the Alliance becomes part of the Empire.
  • Edelgard: Do you yield, then? You've never known when to give up.
  • Claude: Well, I can't just surrender so easily. I'm responsible for the others. If you're as smart as you seem, I bet you've figured out why I was able to summon Almyran reinforcements. Wouldn't it be better to let me go and have me in your debt?
    • Spare: Thank you, Professor. And you, Edelgard. I'm truly grateful for your courageous decision. I will return your kindness one day... I promise. (Claude flies away)
    • Kill: I see. Right until the very end, I've read this whole thing terribly wrong... All my hopes have fallen to ash... It's all up to you now, Edelgard... I really hope you do make the world...better... (Claude dies)
  • Edelgard: Everybody! Raise your voices in a victory cheer! Derdriu is ours!

Death Quote (If defeated by anyone else)[edit | edit source]

  • "The plan's not working... The fate of the Leicester Alliance, and all of my dreams, have fallen to ash... It's all up to you now, Edelgard... I really hope you do make the world...better... (Claude dies)"

Azure Moon Chapter 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion[edit | edit source]

To War at Gronder (Mission)[edit | edit source]

  • "The Kingdom army doesn't look too interested in joining forces with us. Let's take a moment to see how this all unfolds..." (mission start)

Mid-Battle[edit | edit source]

  • "Hmph. The Empire and Kingdom are mixed up in this battle. It's a struggle to target the right one. Such are the rules of melee. We'll just have to crush anyone who isn't an ally!" (mid-battle)
  • "They wanna crush us before the Imperial Army? Then we'll show them what we'll made of!" (mid-battle if the player targets the Alliance without engaging the Empire)

Allies Defeated[edit | edit source]

  • "Hilda, you've done well. Leave the rest to me."
  • "Leonie fell? Did I underestimate the enemy?"
  • "Lysithea... She burned too brightly, and faded too fast..."
  • "I'm sorry, Ignatz... I wasn't able to save you..."
  • "Raphael! Don't worry, I promise to look after your sister..."

Battle Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "So sad that our reunion should take place on the battlefield."

Vs. Byleth[edit | edit source]

  • "So, you're actually alive, Teach! It's a shame you aren't on our side. Anyway, isn't the Empire your enemy? Us fighting seems like a waste..."

Defeat Quote[edit | edit source]

  • "Arrgh... I thought we had a chance, but there was no way to predict the movements of the Kingdom army. I can't afford to die here. I have to retreat."

 Garreg Mach Monastery[edit | edit source]

Choir Practice[edit | edit source]

  • "There’s someone who’s slightly off… Oh well. That adds some color, I suppose."

Cooking[edit | edit source]

  • "We can't blaze ahead if we let the status quo confide us. Let's try coloring outside the lines... only with food. This combination of ingredients is creative, right? Now I just need to cut them to the proper sizes."

Counselor[edit | edit source]

  • "I often overhear people commenting about how strange I am. I don't really get it. Shouldn't it be expected that everyone has their own unique perspective on life?"
    • Good answer: Just follow your own path and don't worry about them.
  • “I see it all the time. Someone falls for a scheme and then gets angry about it. But rather than being mad at the schemer, shouldn't they be busy plotting their revenge?”
    • Good answer: Sounds like the logic of a schemer.
  • "How can I create a world where everyone is on equal footing, regardless of their place of birth, their bloodline, or whether they have a Crest?" (war phase)
    • Good answer: Lead by example, and show the world what it's capable of.
  • "If there were three villages with no watering holes, and one well was dug along the border between the villages, what do you think would become of the people there?" (war phase)
    • Good answer: A war would likely start over dominion of the well.

Dining Hall[edit | edit source]

  • "That smell... it's amazing! My fav, in fact. Do you like it too?"
  • "Eating is life. Literally, you'll die without it."
  • "I'm not a fan of this food, but...I can't be picky. I'll just hold my nose and gut through it."
With Hilda[edit | edit source]
No Support level
  • Hilda: OK, I am fuuuull. Want some, Professor? 
  • Claude: Don’t fall for it, Teach. Hilda’s gifts always come with a price. She’ll be asking you to do this or that for her in return, mark my words.
B Support
  • Claude: This meager meal isn't enough to fill me up. I'd really prefer a daily, lavish feast!
  • Hilda: Feasts are special because they're kinda rare. If you had a feast every day, you'd start to be sick of 'em.
A Support
  • Hilda: Thanks to you two, I get to sit down and enjoy this tasty meal.
  • Claude: A meal you can eat while listening to Hilda praise you is a gift all its own. Right, Teach?
With Lorenz[edit | edit source]
No Support Level
  • Lorenz: If you wanted to invite someone else to dine with us, professor, I would have preferred you choose a lady.
  • Claude: Eh, I don't mind a straitlaced noble joining us. I'm happy just to share a meal with Teach.
B Support
  • Claude: Whenever I eat with you, Lorenz, I always feel like I have to mind my manners. It's awful.
  • Lorenz: Good. You should mind your manners even when I am not watching. You are a noble, after all.
A Support
  • Lorenz: If someday our positions change, we will not have many opportunities to eat together like this.
  • Claude: True. That would make this moment a priceless memory... Nah, just kidding. Let's just eat already.

Gifts[edit | edit source]

  • "Sure, I guess I can to this off your hands." (Disliked gift)
  • "Oh, thanks." (Liked gift)
  • "Hey, this is great! thanks!" (Favorite gift)

Lost Items[edit | edit source]

  • "Hey, that's mine! Thanks for finding it."
  • "A lost item? Sorry, but that's not mine. I have no idea whose it is, either."

Tea Party[edit | edit source]

  • "Oh, I'm sorry... Did I make you wait? I ran as fast as I could!"
  • "I'm happy to have this time with you."
  • "Mmm... It's a nice smell. I think I love this one." (Favorite tea: Chamomile or Almyran Pine Needles)
  • "Whoa, isn't this the fancy stuff? As in, the expensive stuff? I'm excited to find out how it tastes." (five star tea)

Introducing Own Topic[edit | edit source]

  • "I want to know more about you."
  • "By the way, they’ve discovered a new kind of poison mushroom. When you eat it, your body exudes a mysterious steam! Um, or so I hear…"
  • "Do you really have time for this? I know how busy you are…"
  • "I feel like we’ve known each other for a while, and yet, I’m still fascinated by you."
  • "You’re such a mystery."

Observe[edit | edit source]

  • "No matter how hard you look, you won't see what I'm scheming."
  • "Is my face really that interesting?"
Voice Lines
  • "Tastes great."
  • "Mm, the taste of relaxation."
  • "It's so relaxing."
  • "Teach..."
  • "Hey, Teach."
  • "Teach."
  • "No way!"
  • "Wow."
  • "Uh-huh."
  • "Huh?"
  • "How's that?"
  • "Oh?"
  • "What?"
  • "Right."
  • "Of course."
  • "Ah, I'm afraid I've stayed too long. Thanks for the tea! Let's plan to do this again sometime."


Introducing Own Topic
  • "I'll take you to my hometown one day. There are some truly tasty dishes you can't find in Fódlan."
  • "There are too many mysteries in this world. I wonder how many we can solve in our lifetime…"
  • "You’re not like the others. You’re an outsider, just like me."
  • "You’ve become quite expressive, haven’t you? You weren’t like that when we first met."
  • "You really like looking at my face, don't you? I have no idea what you find so interesting."
  • "Let's skip the chatter, and enjoy this moment of peace."
  • "No matter how hard you look, you won't see what I'm scheming."
  • "Is my face really that interesting?"
  • "Ah, I'm afraid I've stayed too long. Thanks for the tea! Let's plan to do this again sometime."

Tutoring[edit | edit source]

Instruct[edit | edit source]

  • Bad: "What?! I thought I had it."
    • Critique: "Sorry... I'll take this seriously next time."
    • Console: "Stop being nice about it. That's not necessary..."
  • Great: "Let's do this again sometime."
  • Great: "I learned a lot from this."
  • Perfect: "That was easy, thanks to you."
    • Praise: "Heh, I could get used to this."

Goal Change[edit | edit source]

  • "A Lord has to lead troops into battle, so it's important that I master authority. And if I'm going to hold my own in the vanguard, I'll need to achieve sword mastery as well. Might be a challenge, but nothing I can't handle." (Lead Like a Lord goal request)
  • "Between you and me, being able to ride a wyvern is kind of a rite of passage where I'm from. I'll need to brush up on my flying and axe skills to really excel, though. I can count on you to help me, right?" (Rite of Passage goal request)

Group Tasks[edit | edit source]

With Hilda[edit | edit source]
  • Hilda: Hey, Claude! You're looking so cute today. I have a quick favor to ask...
  • Claude: Wait, that's my line. You just try to get to work without slacking, OK?
  • Hilda: Me?! Look who's talking. You have no work ethic to speak of.

Stable Duty[edit | edit source]

Sky Watch[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

With Hilda[edit | edit source]
  • Perfect result:
    • Hilda: Professor, look! I guess it pays off to put in a little effort sometimes.
    • Claude: Hey, all you did was cheer from the sidelines! You didn't do any work at all...

Lecture Question[edit | edit source]

Asking Question[edit | edit source]

  • "Hey, can I ask you something?"

Possible Questions and Answers[edit | edit source]

  • "That was a fascinating lecture, but now my brain is fried. I feel like I need a change of pace to reinvigorate me. What do you recommend?" (Joined by Raphael and Ignatz)
    • "Try going for a stroll around the monastery." (Neutral answer for Raphael, Good answer for Claude, Bad answer for Ignatz)
    • "Go to the library and look for a rare read."(Bad answer for Raphael, Neutral answer for Claude, Good answer for Ignatz)
    • "Catch a fish from the pond and cook it." (Good Answer for Raphael, Neutral answer for Ignatz, Bad answer for Claude)
  • "I've been thinking it would be nice to throw a big feast for everyone, but we're lacking in surplus supplies. Do you have any recommendations for cheap yet tasty food?" (Joined by Caspar and Raphael) (War Phase)
    • "Catch some fish from the river." (Neutral answer for all three)
    • "You should go hunting for what you need in the forest."(Good Answer for all three)
    • "We must be very selective about when to hold feasts." (Bad answer for all three)
Responses[edit | edit source]
  • "Ah. Now there's an idea!" (Good answer)
  • "Huh. I see." (Neutral answer)
  • "That's... Huh." (Bad answer)

Level Up[edit | edit source]

  • "Life doesn't always go as planned." ( 0-2 stats up)
  • "I'm not done yet." (3 to 7 status up)
  • "Progress suits me well." (3 to 7 status up)
  • "I expected as much." (5 stats up)
  • "I think I'm finally at my best." (Upon reaching Level 99)
  • "I can't afford this setback. (0-2 stats up)
  • "I'm that much closer to my goal." (5 stats up)
  • "The weak fall. The strong live." (6 stats up)
  • "More battles means more strength." (7 stats up)
  • "Aren't I a sight?" (Upon reaching Level 99)

Skill Level Up[edit | edit source]

New Skill[edit | edit source]

  • "Experience is everything."
  • "Hm, yeah, I've got this down."
  • "I see... it's all making sense now."


  • "Some things you can't learn in a book."
  • "More cards for my sleeve..."
  • "Good fuel for a scheme."

Skill Mastered[edit | edit source]

  • "I've reached the pinnacle."


  • "Now my schemes will really pack a punch."

Class Quotes[edit | edit source]

Certification Exams[edit | edit source]

  • "I did pretty well." (Passed)
  • "I wasn't prepared enough." (Failed)

Class Mastery[edit | edit source]

  • "I've reached the pinnacle."


  • "Now my schemes will really pack a punch."

Reclassing[edit | edit source]

  • "Time to start over again."
  • "It's good to try new things."
  • "I'm closer than ever to my dream."


  • "My next steps are clear."
  • "I've still got some hidden potential."
  • "My secret is hard work."

Battle Quotes[edit | edit source]

When Selected[edit | edit source]

  • "Ready and willing." (Full/High HP)
  • "It's your call." (Medium HP)
  • "Careful..." (Low HP)


  • "At the ready." (Full/High HP)
  • "I'm hurt, but I'm with you." (Medium HP)
  • "It's a bad time to die..." (Low HP)

Enemy Deals 1 or No Damage or Misses[edit | edit source]

  • "Piece of cake!"
  • "Too easy!"
  • "Ah-ha!"


  • "So close!"
  • "Too easy!"
  • "Piece of cake!"

Attack[edit | edit source]

  • (Academy Phase)
    (War Phase) (normal attack)
  • (Academy Phase)
    (War Phase) (normal attack with low HP)
  • (Academy Phase)
    (War Phase) (critical/combat art)
  • (Academy Phase)
    (War Phase) (critical/combat art with low HP)

Damage Taken[edit | edit source]

  • (Academy Phase)
    (War Phase)
  • (Academy Phase)
    (War Phase) (hit by strong attack)
  • (War Phase) (death)

Critical Attack[edit | edit source]

  • "My moment has arrived!"
  • "Don't hold this against me, okay?"
  • "Shall we dance!?"
  • "Enough is enough!"

Facing named enemy

  • "How does this suit you?"
  • "Now is a good time to retreat!"


  • "My moment has arrived!"
  • "Hold a grudge if you must!"
  • "Strategy in motion!"
  • "Leave, now!"

Facing named enemy

  • "Let's finish this!"
  • "Take your final bow!"

Gambit[edit | edit source]

  • "Pull out all the stops!"
  • "No time like the present!"
  • "A sight to behold!"


  • "Good time for a secret scheme."
  • "Pull out all the stops!"
  • "Watch this!"

Gambit Boost[edit | edit source]

  • "Can we help?"
  • "Let us help."
  • "I'll bail you out."
  • "We've gotta help!"
  • "Let us support you."
  • "Can I lend a hand?"


  • "Can we help?"
  • "Let us help."
  • "I've got you."
  • "We've gotta help!"
  • "Let us support you."
  • "Can I lend a hand?"

Triangle Attack[edit | edit source]

  • "Group Attack, now!"
  • "Full-on assault!"
  • "After them!"


  • "Group Attack, now!"
  • "After them!"
  • "Attack!"

Defeated Enemy[edit | edit source]

  • "It's not luck, it's fate."
  • "That's the Golden Deer for ya."
  • "Sorry, but victory is mine."
  • "Never underestimate an outsider."
  • "It was a good try."
  • "Sweet dreams!"


  • "I fought, and won."
  • "Sorry, but I must."
  • "We're all desperate, aren't we?"
  • "You got yourself killed."
  • "A fitting outcome."
  • "People are waiting on me."

Ally Defeats Enemy[edit | edit source]

  • "Hey, look at you."
  • "I knew you had it in you."
  • "Leave some bravery for the rest of us."
  • "Huh, you did it."
  • "Never doubted you for a moment."
  • "I'd like to be that brave one day."


  • "Hey, look at you."
  • "A predictable success."
  • "Just stay alive, okay?"
  • "Huh, you did it."
  • "Just as expected, thanks!"
  • "Don't go dying on us okay?"

Ally Heals/Rallies[edit | edit source]

  • "Thanks for that."
  • "Huh, sorry."
  • "Thanks."
  • "Much obliged."
  • "Sorry about that."
  • "I appreciate it."


  • "Thanks for that."
  • "Sorry."
  • "Thanks."
  • "Much obliged."
  • "Sorry about that."
  • "I appreciate it."

Death/Retreat Quote[edit | edit source]

“I didn't expect that... We'll call it a stalemate.”
—Claude's retreat quote. (casual)
“So much for my schemes. I'm bowing out.”
—Claude's retreat quote. (casual, war phase)
“The dreams of men don't amount to much. Sorry, but... it's up to you now.”
—Claude's death quote. (classic)
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