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“I AM CYNTHIA! I FLOAT LIKE A LEAF AND STING LIKE A NETTLE! ... Eh. Too vegetarian. Although it might lull the foe into a false sense of security...”
—Cynthia in her supports with female Robin

Cynthia is a playable child character in Fire Emblem Awakening. She is the future daughter of Sumia.

Profile[]

Cynthia is Sumia's daughter from the future. In the past she used to be a "girly-girl" according to her conversation with Severa in Harvest Scramble. Cynthia grew up with the stories of the "Generation of Heroes" or the stories of her parents and their friends, even if they were not all entirely accurate. Most of her time was spent with Sumia, and the two began forging a spear for Cynthia. Unfortunately Sumia was killed in battle before this project could be completed, with only the spearhead being completed. Sumia's pegasus eventually found its way back home and wanted to protect Cynthia, thus becoming her mount. She also received Sumia's wedding ring and has worn it ever since. Sumia's death weighed heavily on her and because of the stories of her parents, Cynthia changed her entire personality and began hanging out with boys more than girls. She eventually began training to be a hero and become a member of the Pegasus Knight Squad. Cynthia would later join Lucina and the other children on their journey to go to the past and prevent the ruinous future. After arriving in the current timeline, Cynthia searched for Chrom's army. On the way she bumped into a man claiming to be Chrom and instantly believed him. She began to follow his orders and aided him as much as she could.

In her paralogue, Cynthia meets the real Chrom who was accompanied by her mother. Upon finding out about the ruse, Cynthia teams up with the Shepherds and defeats the impostor. Finally reunited with her mother and the real Chrom, Cynthia joins Chrom's army. Alternatively, if Chrom married Sumia, Cynthia will call Ruger "Father." On the battlefield, should Chrom talk to her, Cynthia will discover that he is the real Chrom, but is still doubtful. She tells him to call her his "pega-pony princess" like he supposedly did in her time in order for her to believe him. Much to his embarrassment, Chrom nevertheless calls her so, and she defects to her father's army.

After the war, Cynthia continued her quest to become a hero. Sadly, she was remembered humorously rather than heroically. Still she was well loved by all for trying.

In her support with Sumia, Cynthia dreams of becoming a part of the Ylissean Pegasus Squad; however, her mother says she is not ready to become one yet, despite her excellent fighting abilities. By their final support, Cynthia realizes that she spent so much time improving herself that she neglected her pegasus, and vows to take better care of her mount. In her support with her father, she spends as much time as she can trying to do fun stuff with him. Eventually her father gets exasperated with her constant requests to do stuff together and wants space. Cynthia tells him that she is spending as much time with him because she never got to. She also wishes to use the time as she does not wish to take away the attention of her parents from her present timeline counterpart, touching her father's feelings for her kindness.

She is part of the Justice Cabal along with Owain, Morgan, and formerly Gerome.

The Future Past[]

In an alternate timeline, where Grima manages to take over the land, Cynthia is seen with Nah, Kjelle, and Noire, separated during an ambush of Risen that attacked them while they were resting. Losing their weapons and hope, Cynthia starts to pray to Naga for a miracle. Naga heeds her call and alternative versions of the children's parents are transported into their world to save them, even giving them the opportunity to talk with their parents. If all the children manage to survive at the end of the battle, the four will meet up with Cynthia admiring the "mysterious heroes" and leading the others to meet up with Lucina.

Thanks to their parents, Cynthia and the other children return to Ylistol with the four other Gemstones in hand, granting Lucina the power to slay Grima and restore peace to the realm. Half a year later, Cynthia has revived the Pegasus Knight Squad alongside Severa. The two primarily serve as Lucina's bodyguards.

Personality[]

Styling herself as a hero of justice, Cynthia strives to be as amazing as her childhood heroes, the Shepherds. Though they were sometimes hailed outlandishly, Cynthia grew up in admiration of their feats. Her two main heroes are her mother Sumia and her father. As a result of the tall tales behind the Shepherds, Cynthia enjoys charging into battle with a flashy war cry while making a dramatic entrance. She spends a lot of her downtime developing her posing so she can one day be as revered as her heroes.

Cynthia can be gullible as she immediately believed a man posing as Chrom without much convincing. Most shockingly, she does this even if Chrom is her own father. However, she immediately corrected herself and was embarrassed when the truth came to light. Her overly dramatic imagination also runs wild and can be so engrossed with her fantasies that she loses sight of her vicinity. She even believes many of the stories of her mother, no matter how outlandish, leading some to question if she can separate fact from fiction. However, Cynthia admits that she knows deep down what is reality, but she simply believes them as a means of motivating herself to become a legend like her heroes.

Much of Cynthia's traits were inherited from her mother. In her youth, she was noted to be especially girly and hated combat. She enjoys doing flower fortunes like her mother and loves tales of fantasy. She also inherited Sumia's tendency to trip over random objects and her own feet at inopportune times. One of her original dreams was to become a Ylissean Pegasus Knight like her mother and developed as special bond with her pegasus, the same one her mother once rode. With guidance from her present counterpart, Cynthia began to understand the true bond of a pegasus knight and her mount, striving to take better care of her so they can be a more effective team.

As stated by both Laurent and Gerome in their respective supports with her: Cynthia is viewed as a beacon of hope and a leader. Her optimism inspiring members of the army to keep going when the times get rough. As a paragon of justice, Cynthia has courage and valor to spare and is a reliable comrade in the heat of battle who will always do the right thing in any situation.

She talks in her sleep the most of everyone in the army.

In-Game[]

Description: An enigmatic pegasus knight who yearns to be a hero.

Recruitment[]

Base Stats (Before Inheritance)[]

Starting Class
FE13 Cynthia Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus Knight
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
10752410+217667
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Speed+2Speed +2
RefreshiconRelief
LanceIconFE13Lance - CSteel Lance FE13 IconSteel Lance

Growth Rates[]

  • Note: These are Cynthia's default growth rates, for her actual growth rates, use the following formula, ((Sumia's default growth rates + Father's default growth rates + Cynthia's default growth rates) / 3) + Class growth rates.
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
45% 35% 20% 25% 45% 70% 30% 30%

Max Stat Modifers[]

Father Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
Robin Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Chrom 0 +1 +4 +5 +2 -2 +1
Frederick +1 -1 +5 +2 +1 +1 +2
Gaius 0 0 +5 +6 -1 -2 +2
Henry 0 +2 +5 +4 -1 0 +1

Supports[]

See also: Cynthia/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class Sets[]

Standard Sets[]

Base Classes Promoted Classes
-
-

Inherited Sets[]

Base Classes Promoted Classes
-
All other available female classes.*
-
-

*Cynthia will only be able to reclass into the Mage and Mercenary class sets if her father is Robin

*Cynthia is able to inherit a skill that is unique to the Fighter or Barbarian class set if her father is Robin.

Base Classes Promoted Classes
*Cynthia will always inherit the FE13 AetherAether skill if her father is Chrom.

Base Classes Promoted Classes
*Cynthia is able to inherit a skill that is unique to the Fighter class set if her father is Gaius.

Base Classes Promoted Classes
*Cynthia is able to inherit a skill that is unique to the Barbarian class set if her father is Henry.

Overall[]

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 Class[]

Cynthia is much like her mother, she has somewhat poor defensive growths unless she is the daughter of a defensive asset Robin. However her Strength, Speed, and Skill growths are much higher, a well needed boost for Cynthia to have over her mother. As a child character she'll have the average of her parent's current stats added to her base stats so the later she is recruited, the stronger she'll be. Cynthia performs well as a Falcon Knight with a decent Strength cap, though she'll need a Strength asset Robin for a father to exceed 40. Still, Lancefaire can give her a much needed Strength boost. Her magic caps, despite their lower growths compared to her Strength, has a higher cap of over 40 if she becomes a Dark Flier. It may take time to boost her stats high enough to abuse this, but nevertheless, Cynthia makes a great Dark Flier much like her mother. Galeforce can be learned from this class for kill-and-run strategies and for quick map clearing tactics.

Inheritance and Reclassing[]

  • Sumia: Sumia will give Cynthia all the classes she has for her reclassing set. That being said, there is no skill that absolutely has to be passed down. If anything, the best skills to pass down are any skills that Sumia learns in Level 15 in any of the promoted classes, which are completely up to the player's choice. Lancefaire, Galeforce, Pavise, Dual Guard+, or Renewal are great choices, all of which for Cynthia to use in her base classes. Tomefaire can be useful too, but only if Cynthia becomes a Dark Flier. Her two additional reclassing options are Knight and Cleric. These work the same as Sumia so consult Sumia's page to see how these will work for Cynthia.
  • Robin: Robin makes Cynthia a second Morgan giving her a huge class set to work with. Depending on Robin's Asset and Flaw, Cynthia can outpace her mother in most stats and can even be manipulated into become a stronger Pegasus Knight Strength wise, though this will force Robin to have his Strength be stronger than his Magic. Robin has access to the two male exclusive classes Barbarian and Fighter, neither of which gives particularly great skills but Wrath, Counter, Max HP +5, Gamble and Zeal are well worth considering since Cynthia cannot learn these skills otherwise. Also Cynthia will inherit several classes she cannot become if she's the daughter of the other fathers, though only two sets are notable. Mage is pointless unless Focus is needed, and she can become a Sage if she wants to since she gets that from Sumia and Dark Knight from Henry's Dark Mage classes. From the Tactician class she can learn Veteran for quicker level ups and Ignis, which complements her relatively balanced attack stats. Mercenary yields Armsthrift, letting Cynthia's weapons last much, much longer and Hero gives her Sol to help regenerate health and Axebreaker to help avoid axes.
  • Chrom: Chrom gives Cynthia a nice spread of max stat caps allowing her to be an effective unit and a much stronger Pegasus Knight unit than Sumia, though her magic growths are still rather low. Chrom will always pass down Aether to Cynthia, and given her high Skill, she will activate it a decent amount of times. He will also provide her with the Cavalier and Archer classes. Cavalier adds Discipline to her training arsenal to quickly build weapon ranks, though she'll mostly focus on lance and staff ranks at most. Aegis from her Paladin promotion will help shave off Wind and Bow bonus damage. The Archer's biggest assets are from the Sniper's Hit Rate +20 in case she has trouble landing blows and Bow Knight's Bowbreaker to help her dodge arrows and make her an Archer killer. Chrom as Cynthia's father is a great choice to make Cynthia a great unit.
  • Frederick: Unfortunately, many of Frederick and Sumia's Maximum Stat increases negate each other out, leaving Cynthia statistically inferior to her other stat inheritances from her other potential fathers. However her only negative Max Stat drop lies in her Magic which is fine unless the player wants to use her for a Falcon Knight healer or a Dark Flier mage. Her only main blessing from her parent combination is her skill which will give her an impressive +5 boost to the Skill Cap. However, because of her balanced cap negations, she can perform well as a Paladin. Frederick provides Cynthia with the Cavalier and Wyvern Rider. Skill wise Cynthia can make great usage of Aegis now with her impressive Skill stat, allowing her to shave damage. The Wyvern Lord's Swordbreaker and Griffon Rider's Lancebreaker are not particularly needed for Cynthia but she can use them to be an anti unit for enemies that use those weapons.
  • Gaius: Gaius' naturally high Speed and Skill complements Sumia's equally naturally high Speed and Skill resulting in an incredibly fast and skillful Cynthia. With +5 to Skill and +6 to Speed to her max Stats from her inheritance, Cynthia will be one of, if not the fastest and most skillful units in the game. However, there is a slight downside as she will retain the -2 drop to her Defense caps like her mother. Other than that, Cynthia benefits well from Gaius. Gaius will give her the Thief and Myrmidon classes. Given that Cynthia should remain a Pegasus Knight or promote to a Falcon Knight due to the better caps she's given to suit them, the Swordmaster's Swordfaire is not too useful for her since she does not wield swords and the Tricksters Acrobat has no effect on her since, as an aerial unit, she has terrain mobility freedom. This leaves Cynthia to benefit the most from Astra and Lethality, which are two great attacking skill and with her high Skill, she can activate these more than most other units and Pass to allow her to swarm other units. Gaius has the Fighter class which means he should pass down a skill from that class or its promotions since Cynthia cannot learn any of those skills naturally.
  • Henry: Henry makes an interesting father for Cynthia but like Frederick, a few of Sumia and Henry's max stats negate each other. However he does give Cynthia a Max Magic Stat increase which can make her a viable Falcon Knight Cleric or a Dark Flier Mage. Her skill also increases by 5 and she has a good 4 bonus to her Speed, allowing her to retain her base class' defining stats. Henry provides the Dark Mage, Thief, and Troubadour classes. This particular class set is the most peculiar of all of her sets but it does come with benefits. The Sorcerer class provides her with Vengeance which, given her decent max defensive stats, can allow her to take a few hits and dish out constant Vengeance fueled attacks given her high Skill cap. It also gives her Tomebreaker which may prove useful when facing Mage units as a Pegasus Knight class. She also has access to the Lifetaker when she is a Dark Knight, which can provide a much better regenerative aid than Renewal. Troubadour's promotion Valkyrie in particular gives her Dual Support+ which makes her a great partner but her other promotion is already available to her. Lastly her Thief inheritance works in similar fashion to Gaius' so the same skills would work relatively the same on this version of Cynthia. Henry also has the Barbarian class which has skills that she cannot learn through reclassing so passing down a skill from those classes is for the best.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Hero Chaser
Sumia's daughter. Has a strong sense of justice. Enters combat with a speech on her lips, and aches to perform valorous deeds. Appears in Fire Emblem Awakening.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Cynthia SpriteTitle
Hero Chaser
Group
Heroes Flying Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
34/38/41
7/8/9
29/32/35
10/11/12
34/37/40
4/5/6
23/27/30
6/7/8
25/29/32
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Firesweep Lance
FEH skill support Shove
FEH Lance Lance

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance-FEH Star Rarity 3-
Firesweep LanceSteel LanceFEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Firesweep Lance+Firesweep LanceFEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
Lance of HeroicsFiresweep Lance-FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportShove-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
BFEH Spd Def Link 1 Spd Def Link 1--
FEH Spd Def Link 2 Spd Def Link 2FEH Spd Def Link 1 Spd Def Link 1-
FEH Spd Def Link 3 Spd Def Link 3FEH Spd Def Link 2 Spd Def Link 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1--
FEH Drive Atk 1 Drive Atk 1FEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1-
FEH Drive Atk 2 Drive Atk 2FEH Drive Atk 1 Drive Atk 1FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

Secret Book (Artwork)
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Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Hero Chaser Cynthia
Cynthia hero chaser pop01 Cynthia is one of Lucina's allies who came with her to Ylisse from the future. She's a pegasus knight and the daughter of Sumia, one of Chrom's Shepherds!
Cynthia hero chaser pop02 Unlike the shy and timid Sumia, Cynthia's a hyped-up action girl who dreams of fighting for justice, just like the heroes she heard so many stories about.
Cynthia hero chaser pop03 In fact, she's so obsessed with the stories that she starts off her battles by making a dramatic (heroic!) entrance to strike terror in the hearts of evildoers!
Cynthia hero chaser pop04 I guess she might be a little quick to believe everything she hears in stories, but as far wanting to be a real-life hero is concerned, she has my full support!
Closely Associated Characters
Sumia Cynthia's mother, one of Chrom's Shepherds. She likes to read fortunes using flowers. Her gentle, empathetic nature is such that she can understand the feelings of animals.

Quotes[]

Awakening[]

Cynthia/Awakening Quotes

Heroes[]

Cynthia/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[]

Cynthia - Hero Chaser (英雄志願, Eiyū Shigan lit. Hero Aspiration)
Cynthia never gave up on becoming a hero and traveled the land in the name of justice. While she impacted the world of comedy more than the world of legend, people still loved her for trying.
Cynthia and Robin
Many wrote of Robin's legendary exploits, but accounts of his origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—he loved his wife, Cynthia, above all else.
Cynthia and Owain
Owain set off on a lengthy quest with Cynthia to "stay his sword hand." Their semidelusional journey was said to be one of much mayhem and mirth.
Cynthia and Inigo
Inigo traveled the world, every ready with a smile or a solution when trouble started to brew. Cynthia made for an enthusiastic partner, and before long the outrageous duo became a social sensation.
Cynthia and Brady
Brady left the priesthood to become the world's scariest violinist. His original rondos caught the heart of Cynthia, who insisted he play them everywhere he went as a sort of theme song.
Cynthia and Gerome
Gerome and Cynthia were married and settled down near Wyvern Valley. Astride her pegasus, Cynthia labored endlessly to concoct more dashing ways for her husband to make an entrance.
Cynthia and Morgan
Morgan's memory never returned, but he didn't seem to miss it much and lived happily with Cynthia. Later, scholars would speculate he had come from a different future than the other children.
Cynthia and Yarne
Yarne tried desperately to find a safe haven after the battles were done, but even that journey was fraught with danger, especially as Cynthia wouldn't stop challenging brigands in the name of justice.
Cynthia and Laurent
Longing to meet his mother's intellectual standards, Laurent took his wife on an expedition around the world. The hidden wonders they uncovered awed Cynthia, who had known only a world of ruin.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Cynthia 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 137 CYL Cynthia Portrait
Awakening
2,069
CYL2 207
↓80
CYL Cynthia Portrait
Awakening
1,240
↓829
CYL3 168
↑49
CYL Cynthia Portrait
Awakening
1,556
↑316
CYL4 378
↓210
CYL Cynthia Portrait
Awakening
263
↓1,293
CYL5 371
↑7
CYL Cynthia Portrait
Awakening
143
↓120
CYL6 380
↓9
CYL Cynthia Portrait
Awakening
144
↑1

CYL7 319
↑61
CYL Cynthia Portrait
Awakening
115
↓29

Etymology[]

Cynthia is a Latinized form of the Greek name Κυνθία (Kynthía), which means "woman from Kynthos".

Trivia[]

  • Cynthia's birthday is the same day that Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War was first released in Japan.
  • In her non-sibling support with Lucina, Cynthia talks about the Whitewings and their famed Triangle Attack.
  • Cynthia shares her English voice actress, Minae Noji, with Say'ri and Idunn.
  • One of Cynthia's lines, "Look upon my might, ye wicked, and despair!" is likely a reference to the Percy Shelley poem "Ozymandias", in which a statue's inscription invites the reader to "Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
  • Cynthia's official artwork depicts her wielding a Silver Lance.
  • In her concept art, Cynthia is depicted in a pose mimicking that of {{|Kamen Rider 1}}'s, albeit with a different posture. Such a pose is common with most Tokusatsu-esque heroes in Japanese youth culture.
  • If Sumia is married to Chrom, if Cynthia reaches S-Support with Owain, her title will say Companion as it would Lucina's, to prevent implications of incest since the two are cousins.
  • Cynthia suggesting for her father to burst out of a farmhouse in the middle of a battlefield in their C support is possibly a reference to an infamous moment in Chapter 11 of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, where the Black Knight exits a house in the middle of the map on turn 6 and starts pursuing the player army.

Gallery[]

See main article: Cynthia/Gallery.
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