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“I work for Lady Rhea! And I'm Shamir's apprentice! Oh, the name's Cyril.”
—Cyril

Cyril is a character from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a war orphan taken in by Rhea.

ProfileEdit

Cyril was born in western Almyra. He lost his parents in one of the constant battles between Almyra and Fódlan, and came to serve in the Almyran army before being captured by soldiers of House Goneril and made a servant of the family. Eventually, he was noticed by Archbishop Rhea, who took him in as a servant at Garreg Mach Monastery.

Cyril is deeply grateful to Rhea for saving him from his life as a war orphan. He takes his duties at the Monastery very seriously. Wanting to be useful to Rhea, he has Shamir teach him the basics of archery.

War PhaseEdit

Verdant Wind Edit

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If Byleth chooses to teach the Golden Deer, Cyril can be recruited in Chapter 5. Cyril becomes more important to the plot when Claude reveals that he wants to destroy Fódlan and Almyra's border, and uses Cyril as an example of the harms of stereotypes.
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Crimson FlowerEdit

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If Byleth decided to side with Edelgard, Cyril becomes disgusted with their decision and remains with Rhea to defend her from the Empire. If Byleth faces him, he shows anger at them for hurting Rhea and swears to kill them, but Cyril is defeated and is forced to retreat.

Following the Empire's victory at Tailtean Plains, Rhea retreats to the Kingdom capital of Fhirdiad, where Catherine and Cyril are waiting for her. Edelgard orders the Church to surrender and be spared, waiting for their response before attacking. Rhea then orders Catherine and Cyril to torch the city. While Catherine was initially unwilling to torch the city, Cyril doesn't seem to have any reaction to Rhea's decision and agrees to set fire to the city. If Byleth fights Cyril, he declares that since Byleth hurt Rhea, he'll never forgive them. He may killed along with Catherine defending the now Immaculate One, but could be spared if not engaged in combat, leaving his fate unknown.

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PersonalityEdit

Cyril is a very hard worker and takes his work seriously to the point that he is prone to seeming cold to others, as he dislikes people offering to do his work for him or help him with it, although in the event that he should request help from others, asks them to keep it a secret.

Like Catherine, Cyril is extremely grateful for Rhea taking him in during his greatest time of need. They are also similar in the fact that they cannot imagine a life without Rhea. Due to his younger age however, Cyril is more obedient to Rhea's requests, not even questioning her decision to torch Fhirdiad in the Crimson Flower route.

Partly because of his work ethic, Cyril is quite straightforward on his criticism of others and is blunt in pointing out their flaws, easily obliging Manuela's request to him about being honest about the cause of her romantic troubles, and seeing through Hilda's efforts to charm people into doing work for her.

While he's Almyran, Cyril has an indifferent to negative opinion of his own people, considering them living a foolish culture. He's particularly critical of how their king does nothing to help orphans, despite their culture creating tons of them. However, because of his origins, Cyril explains in his support with Mercedes that he keeps his distance from people to avoid being treated like an outsider.

In-GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

*C+ in Maddening mode.

As an EnemyEdit

The Battle of Garreg MachEdit

Skill FE16 sword icon FE16 lance icon FE16 axe icon FE16 bow icon FE16 brawl icon FE16 reason icon FE16 faith icon FE16 authority icon FE16 heavy armor icon FE16 riding icon FE16 flying icon
Level E E B E E E E D - - C
Start

The Fight for FhirdiadEdit

Skill FE16 sword icon FE16 lance icon FE16 axe icon FE16 bow icon FE16 brawl icon FE16 reason icon FE16 faith icon FE16 authority icon FE16 heavy armor icon FE16 riding icon FE16 flying icon
Level E C A E E E E D - - A
Start

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
35% 20% 15% 40% 40% 30% 10% 10% 15%

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
85 55 48 78 76 66 45 41 48

Learnt MagicEdit

Skill Level Reason Faith
D Wind Heal
D+ - Nosferatu
C Cutting Gale Recover
C+ - -
B - -
B+ - -
A - -
A+ - -

Learnt AbilitiesEdit

Ability Learned at Notes
Sword Prowess Lv 1 Sword Prowess Lv 1 FE16 sword icon E+ -
Sword Prowess Lv 2 Sword Prowess Lv 2 FE16 sword icon D+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 1
Sword Prowess Lv 3 Sword Prowess Lv 3 FE16 sword icon C+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 2
Sword Prowess Lv 4 Sword Prowess Lv 4 FE16 sword icon B+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 3
Sword Prowess Lv 5 Sword Prowess Lv 5 FE16 sword icon A+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Sword Wrath Strike FE16 sword icon D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Sword Grounder FE16 sword icon C+ -
Axebreaker FE16 Axebreaker FE16 sword icon B -
Sword Crit +10 FE16 Sword Crit +10 FE16 sword icon S -
Swordfaire FE16 Swordfaire FE16 sword icon S+ -
Lance Prowess Lv 1 Lance Prowess Lv 1 FE16 lance icon E+ -
Lance Prowess Lv 2 Lance Prowess Lv 2 FE16 lance icon D+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 1
Lance Prowess Lv 3 Lance Prowess Lv 3 FE16 lance icon C+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 2
Lance Prowess Lv 4 Lance Prowess Lv 4 FE16 lance icon B+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 3
Lance Prowess Lv 5 Lance Prowess Lv 5 FE16 lance icon A+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance Tempest Lance FE16 lance icon D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance Knightkneeler FE16 lance icon C -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance Vengeance FE16 lance icon C+ -
Swordbreaker FE16 Swordbreaker FE16 lance icon B -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance Lance Jab FE16 lance icon A -
Lance Crit +10 FE16 Lance Crit +10 FE16 lance icon S -
Lancefaire FE16 Lancefaire FE16 lance icon S+ -
Axe Prowess Lv 3 Axe Prowess Lv 3 Innate -
Axe Prowess Lv 4 Axe Prowess Lv 4 FE16 axe icon B+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 3
Axe Prowess Lv 5 Axe Prowess Lv 5 FE16 axe icon A+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe Smash Innate -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe Helm Splitter Innate -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe Monster Breaker Innate -
Lancebreaker FE16 Lancebreaker FE16 axe icon B -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe Armored Strike FE16 axe icon A -
Axe Crit +10 FE16 Axe Crit +10 FE16 axe icon S -
Axefaire FE16 Axefaire FE16 axe icon S+ -
Bow Prowess Lv 2 FE16 Bow Prowess Lv 2 Innate -
Bow Prowess Lv 3 FE16 Bow Prowess Lv 3 FE16 bow icon C+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 2
Bow Prowess Lv 4 FE16 Bow Prowess Lv 4 FE16 bow icon B+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 3
Bow Prowess Lv 5 Bow Prowess Lv 5 FE16 bow icon A+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Bow Curved Shot Innate -
Close Counter FE16 Close Counter Innate -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Bow Point-Blank Volley FE16 bow icon C+ -
Bow Crit +10 FE16 Bow Crit +10 FE16 bow icon S -
Bowfaire FE16 Bowfaire FE16 bow icon S+ -
Brawling Prowess Lv 1 FE16 Brawling Prowess Lv 1 FE16 brawl icon E+ -
Brawling Prowess Lv 2 FE16 Brawling Prowess Lv 2 FE16 brawl icon D+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 1
Brawling Prowess Lv 3 FE16 Brawling Prowess Lv 3 FE16 brawl icon C+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 2
Brawling Prowess Lv 4 FE16 Brawling Prowess Lv 4 FE16 brawl icon B+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 3
Brawling Prowess Lv 5 FE16 Brawling Prowess Lv 5 FE16 brawl icon A+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl Fading Blow FE16 brawl icon D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl Rushing Blow FE16 brawl icon C -
Combat Art Icon FE16 Special Healing Focus FE16 brawl icon B -
Brawl Crit +10 FE16 Brawl Crit +10 FE16 brawl icon S -
Fistfaire FE16 Fistfaire FE16 brawl icon S+ -
Reason Lv 1 FE16 Reason Lv 1 FE16 reason icon E+ -
Reason Lv 2 FE16 Reason Lv 2 FE16 reason icon D+ Replaces Reason Lv 1
Reason Lv 3 FE16 Reason Lv 3 FE16 reason icon C+ Replaces Reason Lv 2
Reason Lv 4 FE16 Reason Lv 4 FE16 reason icon B+ Replaces Reason Lv 3
Reason Lv 5 FE16 Reason Lv 5 FE16 reason icon A+ Replaces Reason Lv 4
Black Magic Range +1 FE16 Black Magic Range +1 FE16 reason icon S -
Black Tomefaire FE16 Black Tomefaire FE16 reason icon S+ -
Faith Lv 1 Faith Lv 1 FE16 faith icon E+ -
Faith Lv 2 Faith Lv 2 FE16 faith icon D+ Replaces Faith Lv 1
Faith Lv 3 Faith Lv 3 FE16 faith icon C+ Replaces Faith Lv 2
Faith Lv 4 Faith Lv 4 FE16 faith icon B+ Replaces Faith Lv 3
Faith Lv 5 Faith Lv 5 FE16 faith icon A+ Replaces Faith Lv 4
White Magic Range +1 FE16 White Magic Range +1 FE16 faith icon S -
White Tomefaire FE16 White Tomefaire FE16 faith icon S+ -
Authority Lv 1 Authority Lv 1 FE16 authority icon E+ -
Authority Lv 2 Authority Lv 2 FE16 authority icon D+ -
Authority Lv 3 Authority Lv 3 FE16 authority icon C+ Replaces Authority Lv 2
Authority Lv 4 Authority Lv 4 FE16 authority icon B+ Replaces Authority Lv 3
Authority Lv 5 Authority Lv 5 FE16 authority icon A+ Replaces Authority Lv 4
Battalion Desperation FE16 Battalion Desperation FE16 authority icon C -
Defensive Tactics FE16 Defensive Tactics FE16 authority icon B -
Offensive Tactics FE16 Offensive Tactics FE16 authority icon S+ -
Weight -3 FE16 Weight -3 FE16 heavy armor icon C -
Combat Art Icon FE16 Special Smite FE16 heavy armor icon B -
Weight -5 FE16 Weight -5 FE16 heavy armor icon A -
Armored Effect Null FE16 Armored Effect Null FE16 heavy armor icon S+ -
Dexterity +4 FE16 Dexterity +4 FE16 riding icon C -
Movement +1 FE16 Movement +1 FE16 riding icon A+ -
Cavalry Effect Null FE16 Cavalry Effect Null FE16 riding icon S+ -
Alert Stance FE16 Alert Stance FE16 flying icon B -
Alert Stance+ FE16 Alert Stance+ FE16 flying icon A+ Replaces Alert Stance
Flying Effect Null FE16 Flying Effect Null FE16 flying icon S+ -

RecruitmentEdit

Cyril can be recruited from Chapter 5 to the end of the Academy Phase if Byleth is teaching the Blue Lions or Golden Deer house and Byleth has a high enough level. The player can decrease the required threshold if they have had a support rank with him.

In the Black Eagles route, should the player side with the Church of Seiros during Chapter 11, Cyril will be automatically recruited, even if Byleth's level does not meet the required threshold by this time. Otherwise, if the player chooses to side with Edelgard, Cyril cannot be recruited whatsoever.

Support Rank Level
None 10
C 8
C+ 6
B 4
B+ 2
A Any


OverallEdit

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Cyril starts off weaker than other characters, but makes up for it with his personal skill, Aptitude, which gives him much higher growth rates. In particular, he will have excellent growths in health, dexterity, speed, and luck, with above-average strength. His magic, defense, resistance and charm growths aren't as impressive, but are still acceptable, though his weaknesses in both Reason and Faith (along with a small spell pool) mean he should generally not be promoted to any magical classes.

If playing as the Black Eagles, Cyril will not be recruitable until Chapter 12, and is completely unavailable if the Crimson Flower route is taken instead of Silver Snow. By the time he is recruitable on Silver Snow, he will have squandered a considerable amount of his leveling potential, which will usually make him less useful. Additionally, if playing on Maddening difficulty, it can be harder to justify training Cyril due to the decreased amount of experience available and limited number of auxiliary battles, and the fact that once you acquire him, his stats will be significantly lower than others. As such, on Maddening difficulty, it is not advised to use him in the Silver Snow path unless absolutely necessary (i.e. during Hilda's Paralogue).

Cyril's wide array of skill strengths give him a great set of classes to choose from. Sending him along the path toward Great Knight can be strong due to his strengths in Axes, Lances and Riding, but he'll be left competing with other cavalry-specialized characters such as Ferdinand, Sylvain, and Leonie. The same can be said for making him a Bow Knight; he'll do well at it, but faces competition from other archers. One good way to make use of him is to promote him to Brigand, then Wyvern Rider and then Wyvern Lord, taking advantage of his strengths in Flying, Axe and Lance as well as his stat distribution. Another alternative would be to train him up in Sword and Bow to make him an Assassin, which will boost his Dexterity and Speed growths to extremely high levels (80% each).

Much like other physical characters, various classes can greatly improve Cyril's performance. Mastering Brigand gives him Death Blow for increased damage, Archer can give him Hit +20 to improve his accuracy, Cavalier can give him Desperation to take advantage of his Speed, Paladin can give him Aegis to compensate for his less-impressive defenses, and so forth. Training Cyril up to War Master is less necessary for him since he already has high Speed, making Quick Riposte less useful, though it can still be done if the player desires (and if enough training is done in Brawling).

While Cyril's stats aren't particularly impressive compared to other characters, he makes up for this with his strong list of combat arts: Point Blank Volley guarantees double hits, Vengeance takes advantage of his solid HP growth and low defense/resistance, Lance Jab works well with his very high speed growth, and Monster Breaker gives him strong utility on maps populated with monsters. 

Overall, Cyril fills in the Est archetype nicely with his weak start and strong growths. If time is dedicated to training him, he can become one of the player's strongest units, along with being very flexible in terms of class choices. He has sheer potential on his side, something that Fire Emblem veterans know not to ignore.

Tea Party ConversationsEdit

See also: Cyril/Tea Party

SupportsEdit

See also: Cyril/Supports

Quotes Edit

Cyril/Quotes

Possible Endings Edit

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Cyril - Limitless Potential

Unable to serve Rhea any longer, Cyril nearly left the church. He was persuaded to stay, however, to assist in rebuilding the monastery he had helped maintain. Thanks to his devoted work ethic, the Officers Academy was able to reopen a few years later. When the new students took the reception hall, Cyril found himself among them.

Cyril and Byleth (Verdant Wind / Silver Snow)

Byleth declared the founding of the United Kingdom of Fódlan at Garreg Mach and ascended the throne as its first leader. Cyril served as a chamberlain, supervising all general affairs. With the expansion of the kingdom, it was eventually decided that the queen would move to a new royal capital. Cyril wished to accompany her, but was ordered to enroll in the newly reopened Officers Academy. Though reluctant, he complied. A year later, after consistently demonstrating great wisdom and maturity, he won the queen's heart, and they announced their abrupt marriage. The move surprised many, but no one was as shocked as Cyril himself was pleased.

Cyril and Byleth (Azure Moon)

Byleth took on the role of archbishop of the Church of Seiros, and Cyril served her in all things, just as he had served Rhea. As Fódlan stabilized, and the rebuilding effort came to an end, the Officers Academy finally reopened, and the archbishop directed Cyril to enroll there as a student. A year later, after consistently demonstrating great wisdom and maturity, he won the archbishop's heart, and they announced their abrupt marriage. The move surprised many, but no one was as shocked as Cyril himself was pleased.

Cyril and Petra

Petra returned to her homeland of Brigid, and inherited the throne from her grandfather. As ruler, she declared independence from Fódlan and renegotiated Brigid's diplomatic relationships on more equal terms. Some years later, the Church of Seiros expanded its reach to Nuvelle, a town in western Fódlan. The priest sent to this new church, for the purpose of keeping up relations with Brigid, was none other than Cyril. He and Petra met frequently, first for public relations, and then for more private reasons. They fell in love, and were ultimately wed. It is said that their union served as a symbol for the friendly ties between the two countries for the whole of their lives.

Cyril and Ashe

After the war, Ashe was formally knighted and appointed the new head of House Gaspard, which had no successors. The young and inexperienced lord faced a great deal of difficulty in governing, until his court was blessed with a new adviser in Cyril. Using skills he learned furing his time as a student at the Officers Academy, Cyril offered Ashe the advice he needed to grow into a worthy lord. Over time, Ashe gained the respect of his people, and Gaspard territory prospered. The pair swore always to be there to help one another, and remained best friends for the whole of their lives.

Cyril and Lysithea

Lysithea returned home to help her parents restore their family land. Years later, when their work was at an end, she journeyed to Garreg Mach to inform the church of her decision to relinquish House Ordelia's claim to nobility. There she encountered Cyril, who had since graduated from the Officers Academy and joined the Knights of Seiros. During their reunion, Cyril confessed his love to Lysithea and asked her to marry him. She declined, at first, due to her shortened lifespan, but in the face of Cyril's insistence, she chose to spend what days she had remaining together with him. Where they went is unknown, but it is said that, for however long it lasted, they were happy.

Cyril and Hilda

Hilda returned to her territory, and founded the first artisan academy in Fódlan. Years later, as the successful headmaster of that school, she journeyed to Garreg Mach to make a donation to the church. There she encountered Cyril, who had graduated from the Officers Academy and joined the Knights of Seiros. When each saw how much the other had grown and matured, a mutual attraction between them blossomed naturally into love. Cyril eventually left the church to become a knight of House Goneril, at the invitation of Hilda's brother, Holst. As Holst's new brother-in-law, Cyril provided essential aid in negotiations with House Goneril's Almyran neighbors.

Cyril and Shamir

Shortly after the war, Shamir and Cyril disappeared from the ranks. The Knights of Seiros searched unsuccessfully for them for some time, but finally resigned themselves to the loss. Though the pair was never officially heard from again, rumors swirled persistently for years of two master archers turned thieves. Initially the knights received complaints and investigated, but when it was discovered that the pair only lined their pockets by shaking down those who preyed upon the innocent, they decided it was not an investigation worth pursuing. The thieves' story became a folktale beloved by the people.
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Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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

EtymologyEdit

Cyril (also Cyrillus or Cyryl) is a masculine given name. It is derived from the Greek name Κύριλλος (Kýrillos) meaning "Lordly, Masterful", which in turn derives from Greek κυριος (kýrios) "lord".

Trivia Edit

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CG artwork of Crimson Flower Cyril S-Support

  • Cyril has an unused artwork depicting his S-Support with Byleth in the Crimson Flower route, suggesting that he was initially able to join the Black Eagle Strike Force but was later scrapped.
  • Cyril shares his Japanese voice actor, Kengo Kawanishi, with Fates' Siegbert.
  • Cyril has a unique post-timeskip battle model as a Wyvern Rider.
    • Otherwise, he uses green colors for his classes
  • Cyril is the only playable character from the Church of Serios that has two different designs in the Academy and War phases.
    • While Jeritza does get a different portrait after the timeskip in the Crimson Flower route, his design is still the same, albeit without his mask.
  • In his B-support with Lysithea, he reveals that he is illiterate. This explains why his Advice Box notes are only drawings.
  • Cyril is the youngest playable unit, being 14 years old at the start of the game and 19 after the time skip.
  • Cyril is one of the few characters to have a canonical Master Class when encountered as an enemy, that being the Wyvern Lord. He shares this distinction with Caspar, Sylvain, Ingrid, Lysithea and Seteth.
  • In a survey conducted by Famitsu Magazine, Cyril placed 18th for males and 35th overall with 90 votes in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

GalleryEdit

See main article: Cyril/Gallery.
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