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“You need anything stolen, I'm your man. 'Course, my blade's no joke either.”
—Colm at the second attack on Renvall

Colm is a playable character in the game Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He first appears after Chapter 2 and can be recruited in Chapter 3 by having Neimi talk to him inside the bandit's hideout. They can automatically have a support conversation. Before being recruited he will appear as a green unit and will walk around opening doors and treasure chests in the hideout.

Profile

A chivalrous thief from Renais and a childhood friend of Neimi, Colm managed to steal Eirika's bracelet while 'walking by'. Colm used his abilities as a thief to keep himself, and later Neimi alive. He would steal items of value from people that seemed wealthy to pay for necessities for himself and Neimi.

During Chapter 3, Colm infiltrated a bandit hideout to find Neimi's lost handmirror, stolen by bandits. Neimi, who was worried for Colm's safety, found Eirika and convinced her group to go with her to the Bandit's Hideout and find Colm.

Personality

Colm is rather snide and arrogant, but genuinely cares for Neimi. He is also quite proud of his thieving prowess. It is often hard to tell if Colm is exhibiting his uncaring for others or if he is simply clumsy. In a conversation with Moulder it is revealed he had burned a pack filled with Moulder's belongings twice, Moulder then says he is 'concerned about the condition of Colm's soul.'

Colm has a weakness for Neimi being sad or crying, which she does quite often. He will often try to pretend he doesn't care or pester her about being a "crybaby". If the two obtain an A Support, Colm will be unable to keep up his facade and comfort Neimi.

In Game

The Sacred Stones

Base Stats

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Thief Map Sprite.gif ThiefGBALight.gif Light
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
2184410*83166
WeaponStarting Items
Sword.gif Sword - EIronsword.gifIron Sword
Lockpick.gifLockpick
Vulnerary.gifVulnerary

*12 in the Japanese version

Growth Rates

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75% 40% 40% 65% 45% 25% 20%

Promotion Gains

Item Required Promoted Class
Oceanseal.gif Ocean Seal FE8 Assassin Map Sprite.gif Assassin
1 +3 +1 +0 +0 +2 +2 +2 +0
Skills Weapon Levels
+ Silencer
- Steal
Sword.gif +30

Item Required Promoted Class
Oceanseal.gif Ocean Seal FE8 Rogue Map Sprite.gif Rogue
1 +2 +1 +1 +0 +2 +2 +1 +0
Skills
Pick

Supports

See also: Colm/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.

Colm has surprisingly high growths for a thief, but his low bases and swordlock mean that using him in combat tends to be tricky at best. He can take or dodge a few hits, but he needs quite a bit of leveling to become remotely self-sufficient when taking out enemies. Despite Colm's weak combat, he is still useful for a time because of his Thief utility, since he is the first Thief in the game and will probably stay that way for some time. His lack of combat skill doesn't really matter, since he tends to be running around picking locks instead of fighting. However, Colm's usefulness in this regard becomes somewhat obsolete once Chest Keys become available for purchase in the Overworld. Colm is still useful mid-game, helping out in Fog of War battles and in the desert chapter to help search for items in the sand, and while he is inferior as a combat unit compared to others, he is still capable of holding his own with training and investment.

Colm has two promotions, Assassin and Rogue, both of which give him nearly identical stat bonuses. As an Assassin, Colm gains the Silencer skill and a boost to his sword rank, but he also loses his ability to steal items from enemies. While capable of opening doors and chests, he will still require lockpicks to open them. As a Rogue, Colm can pick doors and chests without needing Lockpicks and retains his Steal ability.

Colm is generally better off as an Assassin, as it grants him the Silencer ability to kill off enemy units in a single hit. While some criticals may simply just end up killing the unit, the ability is particularly useful against high Defence targets like Generals and Draco Zombies. Likewise, Rennac will probably have been recruited and already arrives as a Rogue, essentially making Rogue Colm mostly redundant in battle. Likewise, his support with Neimi scales very quickly and provides both of them with additional critical rate when near each other, further increasing the chances of Silencer activating. However, the class has low Strength; if Ross is already a Pirate, it's best to only promote Colm once Ross has been promoted to a Berserker.

Heroes

Capable Thief
A thief from a village in Renais called Lark. Daring enough to infiltrate the lair of the bandits who burned down his village, and do so alone. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

Base Stats

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Colm Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Capable Thief
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
40/43/46
7/8/9
33/36/39
10/11/12
38/41/45
4/5/6
21/24/28
7/8/9
29/32/35
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Quick Dagger+
FEH skill special.png New Moon
FEH Blue Dagger Icon.png Dagger

Skills

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Dagger---
Steel Dagger---
Quick Dagger---
Quick Dagger+-FEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngPivot---
FEH skill special.pngNew Moon---
MoonbowNew Moon--
AFile:FEH Spd +1.png Spd +1--
FEH Atk Spd 1.png Atk Spd 1File:FEH Spd +1.png Spd +1-
FEH Atk Spd 2.png Atk Spd 2FEH Atk Spd 1.png Atk Spd 1-
BFEH Atk Res Link 1.png Atk Res Link 1--
FEH Atk Res Link 2.png Atk Res Link 2FEH Atk Res Link 1.png Atk Res Link 1-
FEH Atk Res Link 3.png Atk Res Link 3FEH Atk Res Link 2.png Atk Res Link 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

The Sacred Stones

Recruit Conversation

Neimi: C-Colm...
Colm: Neimi?! What are you doing here? I told you to wait for me, didn't I?
Neimi: I couldn't... It's too dangerous. C'mon, let's go home.
Colm: We don't have a home! Don't you get it? Look, just leave everything to me. I can take care of it in a flash, but I don't need a clumsy oaf like you tagging along.
Neimi: But...but...
Colm: Oh, this is ridiculous. We'll talk later. Don't leave my side, Neimi.
Neimi: I-- All right.

Other Quotes

“Neimi, can you promise you'll only ever cry for me?”
—Colm to Neimi in a support conversation
“To think of it...Me...In this place...Neimi...”
—Colm's death quote in The Sacred Stones
“Fighting's all well and good, but where's all the treasure?”
—Final Chapter Quote in The Sacred Stones

Heroes

Colm/Heroes Quotes

Endings

Colm, Good-Natured Thief (気さくな盗賊 Kisakuna tōzoku)
"He politely refused an invitation to become a spy for Renais, returning instead to his hometown. He spent the rest of his days as a chivalrous rogue helping those in need from the shadows."
A Support with Neimi
"The childhood friends became lovers first, then husband and wife. Worried for Neimi's well-being, Colm gave up his adventurer's ways. Neimi passed on her grandfather's skill in archery to her own son and daughter."

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Colm 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 201
The Sacred Stones
1,267
CYL2 267
↓66
The Sacred Stones
847
↓420
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 243
↑24
The Sacred Stones
909
↑62
CYL4 214
↓29
The Sacred Stones
696
↓213
CYL5 216
↓2
The Sacred Stones
417
↓279

CYL6 414
The Sacred Stones
109

Etymology

The name 'Colm' is an Irish contraction of 'columba,' the Latin word for 'dove'.

Gallery

See main article: Colm/Gallery.
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