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For the similarly named Fire Emblem Awakening character, see Cordelia.

Cornelia is a character from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. She is a powerful mage in the service of the royal family of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus.

ProfileEdit

Cornelia was once a researcher studying in the Adrestian Empire. Shortly after when Hanneman left the Empire and was given a position at Garreg Mach Monastery, Cornelia also left and was hired by King Lambert to go to the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus to put her knowledge to good use. She was given top priority to improving Fhirdiad's infrastructure and was able to end the epidemic that plagued the Kingdom, being praised as a saint.


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After she ended the epidemic, one day Cornelia had a sudden shift of personality. Whether this is her true personality and she is from Agartha or she was killed and replaced with an agent of Those Who Slither in the Dark is left ambiguous, but since that day she is only loyal to Those Who Slither in the Dark and cares not for anyone else. Despite people noticing this change, she was still trusted and the king appointed her a high post as a mage in service of the royal family.

When the second Queen Consort Patricia's daughter, Edelgard, was taken away by Those Who Slither in the Dark, she turned to Cornelia and said she wished to see her daughter again, no matter who or what she had to sacrifice to do so. Cornelia claims that she can make her wish come true, at the cost of the king's head, henceforth starting the Tragedy of Duscur.

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War phaseEdit

Crimson FlowerEdit

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Edelgard and her forces lay siege on Arianrhod unexpectedly. Upon learning this from Rodrigue, Cornelia accepts this development and unleashes her Titanus on the invading force. At her death, Cornelia simply laughs and says that Edelgard has been acting in perfect accordance with their plans.

Displeased that Edelgard had caused the death of his subordinates, Volkhard confronts her after the battle and imparts her with a vague threat about avoiding Arianrhod's fate before leaving. Immediately after, Hubert brings news that Arianrhod was leveled by "javelins of light," which instantly killed a third of the Imperial troops stationed there. The two deduce that this was the trump card of Those Who Slither in the Dark.

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Azure MoonEdit

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If Dimitri was sided with, Cornelia has Grand Duke Rufus, the Kingdom's regent and Dimitri's uncle, assassinated. She ensures Dimitri is condemned to death for the crime, making it appear as though the prince had believed the rumors of Rufus being involved in the Tragedy of Duscur and then murdered him in revenge. With Dimitri out of the way, Cornelia takes control of the Kingdom with the support of the western nobles and then invites the army of the Adrestian Empire into Fhirdiad, effectively surrendering the Kingdom to the Empire. Supported by Imperial troops, Cornelia and her "Faerghus Dukedom" set about quashing the rebellious eastern nobles, such as House Fraldarius, over the next four years. She revealed to Gilbert that she sought nothing less than the complete destruction of Faerghus.

Dimitri, who escaped his execution, rallies the Kingdom's loyalists in 1185 and eventually enters Fhirdiad to confront Cornelia. Upon her defeat, she reveals that Dimitri's step-mother, Queen Consort Patricia, was seemingly responsible for the Tragedy of Duscur. According to Cornelia, Patricia had wanted to see her daughter, Edelgard, again no matter the cost, and that had apparently resulted in the killing of King Lambert and the other Kingdom nobles in the Tragedy. Dimitri was shocked by this revelation, but with Cornelia dead, he had no way of determining if she had spoken the truth about his step-mother's involvement and turned his focus to fighting the Empire.

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Verdant Wind & Silver SnowEdit

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While Cornelia is never directly fought, she is mentioned to be the mastermind of a coup d'état to overthrow the royal family. After Edelgard's defeat and death, Cornelia abandons Faerghus altogether, disappearing to parts unknown.

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PersonalityEdit

She is a kind woman, who was willing to cure the plague of the Kingdom.


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However, that was either a ruse or the real Cornelia was killed and replaced by Those Who Slither in the Dark. Currently, she is a power-hungry person who was more than willing to claim the throne for herself, even if it means murdering Dimitri’s uncle and framing the former for her crimes. Furthermore, she is a self-serving tyrant, as she was willing to given her territory to the Empire.

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In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Reclaiming the CapitalEdit

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The Siege of ArianrhodEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Cornelia is a name of Roman origin, the feminine form of Cornelius, meaning "horn". The name was commonly given to women born in the ancient Cornelli family, one of the greatest patrician houses in ancient Rome.

Trivia Edit

  • Cornelia shares her English voice actresses, Jessica Gee-George, Panne.
    • She also shares her Japanese voice actress, Akemi Okamura, with Emmeryn and Henry.

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