“The right of kings is not decided by blood or station. It lies in what a man believes. What keeps him up at night. It lies in a man’s actions!”
—Clive to Fernand in Shadows of Valentia

Clive is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is the original leader of the Deliverance, and the brother of Clair. He is 29 years old.


Clive, a young man of the upper aristocracy and a social knight, is the leader of the Deliverance. He was originally a knight of the Order of the Zofia, but with the rebellion of the president Desaix, he founded the Deliverance along with Fernand and Mathilda.

Being harassed by Desaix's forces, Clive and the Deliverance were forced to take refuge in a cursed graveyard, making the haunted grounds a makeshift headquarters.

When Alm and his group arrive at the Deliverance Hideout, Clive heartily greets them, grateful to them for rescuing his sister. Clive was disappointed that Mycen would not join the rebellion, but decides that, with the increasing number of commoners joining the Deliverance, he should cede the Deliverance's leadership to Alm, the grandson of the legendary knight Mycen, as he believes that Mycen's story of rising above his common birth to become a knight and count of Zofia resonates with the commoners, and Mycen's grandson would be better suited to lead them. Fernand is outraged by this, and abandons the Deliverance on the spot, rather than allow himself to be led by a common villager such as Alm.

When Fernand appears later as part of a Rigelian battalion in northern Zofia, Clive confronts him. Fernand explains that he believes Rigel's morals and standards to be worth fighting for, and that he would rather see Berkut unite Valentia under Rigel's rule, than fight for Zofia alongside a group of commoners. While trading blows, Clive tries to reason with Fernand, only for him to claim that Clive was wrong in making Alm leader of the Deliverance, as his main reasoning, that Alm was Mycen's grandson, was a lie. This, together with a similar claim made by a man at Zofia Castle, plants doubts in Clive's mind.

Following Desaix's defeat, Clive voices his fears that he may have erred, presumably in reference to his decision to make Alm leader of the Deliverance (If the party saves Mathilda, despite that Alm managed to save Mathilda, Clive's fear of making a mistake was mainly due to Fernand lashing out and abandoning the Deliverance after Clive gave Alm the leadership role), but Alm states that he simply wishes to repay the trust Clive placed in him, and that despite Fernand's treatment of him, he would not hesitate to welcome Fernand back to the Deliverance if he would choose to return.

After the war, he was given command of the newly formed knighthood of Valentia and married Mathilda.


Clive is a very mellow, kind, and calm individual, however, when the situation mandates for him to be serious and imposing, he is gravely so. He sees his fiancée, Mathilda, as his idol and inspiration and does not believe that he is worthy of her.

His humility defined him as a leader, as being able to understand the big picture and recognize his own weaknesses allowed him to step down as leader of the Deliverance, and appreciate the potential of the common people, like Alm.

However, while he does not judge his soldiers on their nobility or blood, he stands by Zofia's feudal system and believes that there is a difference between nobles and commoners. This causes some members of the army, most notably Alm and Python, to call him out over it on the course of the story, and even though Clive becomes progressively more open-minded and aware of the mentality of Zofian nobility, he still stand by parts of it, although admitting he really can't relate to the commonfolk and that his views sometimes clash and juxtapose each other.


Fire Emblem GaidenEdit


Rescue Clair at the Southern Fortress, then defeat the undead monsters in the Deliverance Hideout and reach the end of the building. There you will find Clive and Forsyth. Talk to them both and they will join your party.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE2 Cavalier Map IconCavalier
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
6 26 12 7 7 6 7 1 7
Magic Starting Items


Steel Lance

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 25% 20% 20% 20% 20% 0%


Clive is a serviceable unit and the first Cavalier recruited in Alm's route. While perfectly capable on his own, he is easily outclassed by other Cavaliers in his route, especially Mathilda and Zeke who have better starting stats and more focused growths. Even Mycen has better performance overall than him. However, Clive's one benefit remains his relatively solid stat growths overall, preventing him from being lopsided, but not truly outstanding like his Cavalier competitors. Overall, Clive serves well as an early Cavalier, but he loses his usefulness with each Cavalier after.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Paladin Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
9 53 31 3 25 24 27 28 11 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Discipline (FE13)Discipline
OutdoorBattleOutdoor Fighter
Sol (FE13)Sol

SwordIconFE13Sword - C
LanceIconFE13Lance - B 

Silver Lance FE13 IconSilver Lance*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE15 Cavalier (Clive)Cavalier
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
6 26 12+4* 7 7-1* 6 7 1 7
Magic Skills Starting Items


Echoes Mounted UnitHorseback Unit

Echoes steel lance iconSteel Lance

Class SetsEdit

Class Set(s)
Base Class(es) Possible Promotion(s)

*Tier 3 class.
**DLC class; access with the Altar of the Destrier.

Learnt MagicEdit

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE15 Mage (Clive)Mage
1 Echoes black magic iconFire
8 Echoes black magic iconThunder
FE15 Sage (Clive)Sage
1 Echoes white magic iconRecover
FE15 Guru (Clive)Guru
1 Echoes white magic iconLemegeton

Growth RatesEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 40% 35% 25% 25% 30% 2%

Personal Max StatsEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 42 40 39 40 39 40

Overall Edit

Clive's performance in Echoes remains largely the same as in Gaiden, even with his slightly better growth rates. He tends to be an average Cavalier unit that will be useful in the early game until the player gets Mathilda, who is much better than Clive in stats and growth rates.

If one opts to use the Pitchfork DLC item to change Clive's class, he does pretty well as a Mercenary. The boosted Speed and Skill will help him a lot with hitting enemies and double enemies better than the other classes. The biggest benefit of Clive becoming a Mercenary is when he promotes to a Dread Fighter, not only will his movement will be back to how he was as a Cavalier, but the Resistance+5 and Apotrope skills will greatly help patch up his Resistance, which is his biggest flaw under normal circumstances.

Normally, Clive isn't bad, but he is not the best Cavalier compared to other Cavaliers like Mathilda and Zeke. However, with DLC, Clive can be pretty decent as a Mercenary and its long-term benefits.


See also: Clive/Supports

Passive Supports

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Idealistic Knight
Former leader of the Deliverance and Clair's brother. Idealistic and focused on the good of the kingdom. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base StatsEdit



Title Group
Heroes Clive Sprite
Idealistic Knight
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Silver Lance
FEH skill special Buckler

FEH Lance Lance



Name Prerequisite Might Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill offense Iron Lance - 6 1 - 50 - -
FEH skill offense Steel Lance - 8 1 - 100 - -
FEH skill offense Silver Lance - 11 1 - 200 FEH Star Rarity 4 -
FEH skill offense Silver Lance+ FEH skill offense Silver Lance 15 1 - 300 FEH Star Rarity 5 FEH Star Rarity 5
Weapon RefinementsEdit
Silver Lance+
Type Stats Effects Cost
FEH WUp 1 +5 HP
+3 Mt
- 350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
FEH WUp 2 +5 HP
+1 Mt
+3 Spd
- 350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
FEH WUp 3 +5 HP
+1 Mt
+4 Def
- 350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
FEH WUp 4 +5 HP
+1 Mt
+4 Res
- 350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
Name Prerequisite Effects Charge Cost SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill special Buckler - Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from adjacent foes by 30%. 3 100 FEH Star Rarity 4 -
FEH skill special Escutcheon FEH skill special Buckler Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from adjacent does by 30%. 2 200 - FEH Star Rarity 4
Name Prerequisite Effects SP Cost Unlocked Type
FEH Defense +1 Defense +1 - Grants Def +1. 30 - A
FEH Defense +2 Defense +2 FEH Defense +1 Defense +1 Grants Def +2. 60 - A
FEH Defense +3 Defense +3 FEH Defense +2 Defense +2 Grants Def +3. 120 FEH Star Rarity 4 A
FEH Hit and Run Hit and Run - If unit initiates attack, unit retreats 1 space after battle. 150 FEH Star Rarity 4 B

Possible EndingsEdit


(If Mathilda is alive)
"He was entrusted with the command of the newly formed knights' order of Valentia."
"Recently, it's been heard that he accepted a beautiful wife."
(If Mathilda is dead)
He was entrusted with the command of the newly formed knights' order of Valentia."
"However, afterwards, he lost his life in a battle against pirates.

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

(If Mathilda is alive)
Clive was appointed the first captain of the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights. His talent and honesty made him popular with commoners and nobles alike, and under his leadership, the knights flourished. He and his lovely wife were objects of the people's envy.
(If Mathilda is dead)
His heart still heavy from the loss of Mathilda, Clive was appointed captain of the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights. A few short years later, he was killed in a skirmish with pirates. The people grieved deeply over the young loss of so fine a knight.




“To fall before my dreams are fulfilled...”
—Clive's death quote in Gaiden

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

Clive/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes


Clive/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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


  • If Clive dies, five people will mourn for him (the most out of any unit); Lukas, Clair, Forsyth, and Mathilda. Fernand also has a mourning quote, but he is unrecruitable and thus the quote went unused.
  • Clive shares his English voice actor, Grant George, with Genealogy of the Holy War's Sigurd in his appearance in Fire Emblem Heroes.
  • Jesse's profile in the Valentia Accordion mentions that, having been born into Zofian high society, Jesse was friends with Clive and the other nobles of their generation before he ran away from home.