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“I tend to get scared in an actual battle, and I get nervous and can't move like I normally do...”
—Dorothy to Perceval in a support conversation.

Dorothy is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. An archer from Etruria, she is escort charged with the mission to protect Saul from danger and to keep him from getting into trouble from his womanizing ways.

She makes a brief cameo appearance in Chapter 18 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.


Dorothy is rather reserved. She often comes off as shy and nervous and has trouble thinking of what to say to people. She also has the odd tendency to talk to herself, as can be seen in her Support Conversations with Sin. She also tends to doubt herself, in her abilities and intelligence.

Dorothy is also greatly devoted to the St. Elimine Church, which is why she agreed to escort Saul. In her Support Conversations with Bishop Yoder she will express an overwhelming desire to want to be able to use healing staves to help heal people. She asks Yoder why it is that no matter how hard she prays she cannot use staves. Yoder replies to her questions with a story involving Saint Elimine, an Eagle, and an Owl, the basis of the story being that everyone has different skills that they can use to contribute and help others with.

Dorothy also has problems with being feminine. In her Support Conversations with Clarine, Clarine first approaches her exclaiming: "Why are you dressing yourself in men's clothes?". Clarine then spends a considerable amount of time trying to train Dorothy to be 'a lady' by teaching her etiquette and whatnot. However, Dorothy eventually decides that she just is not good at any of it and that she should give up, but Clarine suggests that the biggest thing Dorothy must fix is her confidence, and that a lady must be confident. In the process, the two become friends.

Dorothy also takes her obligation to guard Saul very seriously. She also constantly pesters him about how he tends to flirt with women. In their Support Conversations, she does just that and Saul in turn eventually provides 'a good excuse' as she had said he should have. In the final conversation however, Saul ends up having to flee after aggravating Dorothy thoroughly.


The Binding Blade[]

Description: A girl from Etruria in service to the St. Elimine Church.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Archer Map Sprite ArcherGBAFire Fire
WeaponStarting Items
Bow Bow - DSteelbowSteel Bow

Growth Rates[]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
85% 50% 45% 45% 35% 15% 15%

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
Orionsbolt Orion's Bolt FE8 Sniper Map Sprite Sniper
1 +2 +3 +3 +3 +2 +3 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
Bow +1


See also: Dorothy/Supports


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.

Dorothy can see use during chapter 7 if using trade chains between her, Wolt and Sue with Bows to kill the two Wyvern Riders, but other than that, and her free deployment in chapter 6, there is little time she will see use unless the player wants to use her.

Her promotion bonuses are quite useful, but her low level in conjunction with the fact that she still cannot counter at 1 range and her infantry movement leave her with little redeeming her. Also, she competes with Sue and Shin for the first two Orion's Bolts, and they get both Swords and have higher movement upon promoting. Dorothy's growth rates are decent, but it will take quite a long time to salvage her low bases with them.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Devoted Archer
A member of the Elimine Church and bodyguard to the priest Saul, at the mercy of the priest's carefree behavior. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Dorothy Heroes spriteTitle
Devoted Archer
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Defier's Bow+
FEH skill support Ardent Sacrifice
FEH Bow Bow


FEH skill offenseIron Bow---
Steel Bow---
Defier's Bow---
Defier's Bow+--FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportArdent Sacrifice---
AFEH Spd Res Ideal 1 Spd Res Ideal 1--
FEH Spd Res Ideal 2 Spd Res Ideal 2FEH Spd Res Ideal 1 Spd Res Ideal 1-
FEH Spd Res Ideal 3 Spd Res Ideal 3FEH Spd Res Ideal 2 Spd Res Ideal 2-
CFEH Atk Res Oath 1 Atk Res Oath 1--
FEH Atk Res Oath 2 Atk Res Oath 2FEH Atk Res Oath 1 Atk Res Oath 1-
FEH Atk Res Oath 3 Atk Res Oath 3FEH Atk Res Oath 2 Atk Res Oath 2-


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 Set[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Devoted Archer Dorothy
Dorothy devoted archer pop01 Dorothy is a faithful servant of the Elimine Church who lives in the kingdom of Etruria in Elibe. She's an expert sharpshooter who was chosen to serve as Saul's bodyguard on his journey!
Dorothy devoted archer pop02 Eventually, Dorothy and Saul both joined the Lycian League's army. There, she got some tips from her new allies as she further perfected her skills with a bow!
Dorothy devoted archer pop03 Dorothy is a very serious person, so it concerns her that Saul goes missing whenever a woman catches his eye!
Dorothy devoted archer pop04 A hard worker, Dorothy was a big asset to the Lycian League's army. I'm looking forward to seeing what she can do as a member of the Order of Heroes!
Closely Associated Characters
Saul A priest of Saint Elimine who cannot refrain from speaking with any beautiful woman he comes across in his travels. Dorothy has the difficult duty of serving as his bodyguard.
Roy The son of Eliwood, Marquess of Pherae. Talented leader of Pherae's army. Dorothy ends up accompanying him.
Clarine Noble daughter of Count Reglay of Etruria. Fond of her brother, Klein. Has lived a privileged life. Dorothy's friend.


The Binding Blade[]

“Do... Do I finish now?”
—Dorothy's death quote
“Can we win…? No, we have to win!”
—Dorothy's Final Battle quote


Dorothy/Heroes Quotes


Dorothy - Gentle Archer (心美しき弓使い, Kokoro utsukushiki yumizukai)
Dorothy returned to her hometown and led a normal life. She never was the flashiest or the most impressive among her comrades, but perhaps she may be the one who led the most fulfilling life afterwards...

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Dorothy 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 461 CYL Dorothy Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL2 517
CYL Dorothy Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL3 444
CYL Dorothy Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL4 409
CYL Dorothy Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL5 323
CYL Dorothy Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL6 281
CYL Dorothy Portrait
The Binding Blade

CYL7 205
CYL Dorothy Portrait
The Binding Blade


Dorothy is a feminine variant of the ancient Greek name Dorotheos, meaning 'gift of god'. The name was popularized by Dorothy Gale, heroine of several Oz novels, such as "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".


  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Dorothy landed 42nd place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • Her battle sprite depicts her with long hair, but her portrait shows her with short hair.
  • Just like Neimi from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Dorothy's sprites shows her wearing a skirt despite not wearing one in her artwork.


See main article: Dorothy/Gallery.