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“Thanks. Sir Seliph set out to liberate the world from the empire's tyranny and I've joined up with him. I can't say I've been of much help yet.”
—Deimne in Genealogy of the Holy War.

Deimne is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the substitute character for Lester if Edain was not paired up. He is the older brother of Muirne and fulfills Lester's role in the story. If Deimne enters Isaach Castle in Chapter 6, a conversation will occur between him and his childhood friend, Corinne, that results in his strength increasing by five points.

Personality[]

Deimne is a caring and responsible individual who loves his younger sister to a fault, much like how Lester does for Lana. He expresses shock upon first learning that Muirne is fighting alongside Seliph's forces, but quickly trusts in her ability so long as she promises to stay safe.

Due to not being of holy descent, however, he has a somewhat depressive personality and suffers from a lack of self-esteem, tending to see himself in the wrong light and believing himself to be inferior to the rest of the army as a result. His low self-esteem is first highlighted in his sibling conversation with Muirne, as he attempts to protect her feelings by warning her that she should avoid accidentally developing romantic feelings for a Prince like Seliph, as they're just mere commoners, suggesting that unlike the Prince himself his own world view is more dominated by the traditional class system.

Deimne's self-proclaimed goal is to become a stronger person and overcome his insecurities, as is shown from his conversation in Chapter 6 with his childhood friend Corinne. It is revealed that as a child Deimne was a crybaby, but has since been striving to mature and so worked up his courage to join the revolution. Ultimately, the extent to which Deimne succeeds at improving his self-worth is left ambiguous, as should he be paired with Daisy his insecurities overcome him and he suggests that he's useless to Seliph's army and that the two of them should return to Isaach.

In-Game[]

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch Knight-
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
1309079380802000
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Pursuit.pngPursuitFE4 Bow.pngBow - BFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 30% 5% 50% 20% 30% 40% 5%

Promotion Gains[]

Promoted Class
FE4 Bow Knight Sprite.gif Bow Knight
+3 0 +2 +2 +2 +3 +1
Weapon Levels
FE4 Bow.png +1

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.

Deimne is actually quite good as a substitute character, and one that can, unlike many other substitutes, wind up only slightly worse than the person he replaces. Lester has a rather narrow list of fathers that make him turn out well, and if his father does not wield Bows, Deimne will wind up similar in overall usefulness. This is partially because Deimne is above average for a substitute, but also because Lester tends to be among the weaker second generation children due to his mother, Edain, passing him no skills and somewhat poor growths. The main thing separating them in usefulness is that Lester can potentially inherit an assortment of strong Bows from his father, like the Killer Bow or the Brave Bow, while Deimne will have very limited access to Bows throughout the second generation, starting with only an Iron Bow.

Compared strictly to other substitute units, Deimne is above average. He comes with Pursuit, which many substitute characters do not. He has good starting stats for a level 1 unit, high overall growths (being beaten only by Amid among substitute characters), and has an event on the first map that you can use him on where he will gain a whopping +5 Strength, further solidifying his offense. The main unfortunate thing about Deimne is his poor Speed growth, as it may result in him being unable to Double Attack some of the faster units in the game. On the plus side, Bows have less Weight than most weapons in Genealogy of the Holy War, so Deimne is still likely to Double Attack most enemies.

In all, Deimne is solid as a substitute goes. Where many substitutes are pathetically weak compared to the units they replace, Deimne and his sister Muirne do a much better job than most at filling in.

Conversations[]

In Chapter 6, if Deimne talks to Muirne, Muirne will gain one point of luck.

In Chapter 6, if Deimne enters Isaach castle, a conversation will occur with his childhood friend, Karen, and his strength will increase by five points.

In Chapter 10, Deimne may speak to either Patty or Daisy if the person he talks to does not already have a lover. This will result in the person in question gaining three points of HP and 100 love points with Deimne.

In the Final Chapter, if Deimne is in love with Daisy, Daisy can talk to Deimne, and he will gain five points of HP.

Love Growths[]

Original and replacement characters have the same love growths, unless stated otherwise.

Quotes[]

“Lord Seliph, I leave the rest to you...”
—Deimne's death quote in Genealogy of the Holy War

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 781
Genealogy of the Holy War
27
CYL2 807
Genealogy of the Holy War
18
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 566
Genealogy of the Holy War
19
CYL4 546
Genealogy of the Holy War
43

CYL5 491
Genealogy of the Holy War
13

Etymology[]

Demna (also known as Dimne) was the childhood name of the legendary hero Fionn, otherwise known as Finn.

Trivia[]

  • While Deimne shares the same hair color as his sister Muirne in their Treasure depictions, every other depiction has Muirne with black hair rather than Deimne's brown.

Gallery[]

See main article: Deimne/Gallery.
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