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“Yes. I'm Elm, faithful retainer to Lady Embla. If all he can muster is a dull little cow like you, Askr's power must be waning indeed. Either that or he must have always been weak compared to Lady Embla. Weak and deserving of death.”
—Elm to Ash in Book VI, Chapter 1.

Elm is a character from Fire Emblem Heroes who first appears in Book VI. He is a batlike being that serves as retainer to the goddess Embla, who tasked him with ending Askr's bloodline.

Profile[]

Elm is sent to Midgard by Lady Embla as part of her plan to wipe out Askr's bloodline. He began closing off villages in darkness in both the Emblian Empire and Askr as an offering to Lady Embla. Askr sent his retainer, Ash, in return, who Elm defeated shortly after her arrival. She's saved by the Order of Heroes, forcing Elm to retreat back into Embla. At one point, Elm began working with the director of the Curse Directive, Letizia, closing off villages strategic for her so the two of them can later preform the Rite of Closing.

After the Order leaves Yggdrasil with the Yggdrasil Key in order to free Veronica from Embla's control, the group encounters Elm again where he mocks them. Since he entered Askr's realm earlier in an attempt to stop the ritual, he gradually grows weaker which Ash points out. Despite putting up a hard fight, Elm eventually falls but Ash spares him as she sees his loyalty to Embla is similar to her loyalty to Askr and respects that. His ultimate fate is left ambiguous following Embla's defeat.

Forging Bonds[]

Depths of Despair[]

Sometime after Embla's defeat, Kiran, Alfonse, Sharena, Anna and Ash are investigating a slew of border villages in between Askr and Embla to make sure that Embla's presence won't pose a threat to both kingdoms. However during the investigation, Kiran gets pulled into the darkness where they're later found unconscious by Elm. After a failed attempt to wake them up, Breidablik suddenly malfunctions and summons fallen versions of Chrom, Maria and Anankos along with a version of Byleth where Sothis has gained total control.

Eventually Ash finds the two and finding the newly summoned fallen heroes to be even too much for him, Elm helps Ash get Kiran to safety while the four look for them. During this time, Ash reveals to Elm that Askr and Embla have left their world which Elm doesn't believe at first. The two also theorize that the darkness that Kiran was pulled into caused Breidablik to malfunction resulting in the fallen heroes chasing after them. Eventually wit the fallen heroes cornering them, Ash proposes to Elm that they should combine their power to escape the darkness. Though skeptical, Elm agrees to do it and the trio exit the darkness leaving the fallen heroes behind. Later, Alfonse, Sharena, and Anna find Ash and Kiran in the village while Elm presumably landed elsewhere. Though gone, Ash believes that Elm would one day use his powers to aid the Embla Empire rather than destroy it.

Personality[]

Perhaps befitting a servant of the god of barriers, Elm is unwelcoming, aggressive and rude. He disrespects not just Askran forces and his enemy Ash, but also Emblian heroes such as Princess Veronica. Elm has a particular disregard for mortals, which he considers worthless scum, and is willing to sacrifice them in droves for Embla without regard for which kingdom they hail from. Elm also has a manipulative side as just by talking to her, he was able to cause Embla to turn on Askr and her own people. In spite of his detest for mortals and personality, Elm does admit that there are lines that he doesn't cross as he considered Anankos's views and aura extreme, even for him.

In-Game[]

Retainer to Embla
Retainer to Embla, god of barriers and broken bonds. Snide and shameless, he lines his words with barbs meant to wound.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Elm Heroes spriteTitle
Retainer to Embla
Group
Heroes Flying Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
-----
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Fang of ClosureFEH Red Beast Beast

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseHatchling (Flier)---
Fledgling (Flier)---
Adult (Flier)---
Fang of Closure-FEH Star Rarity 5-

Resolute Grouch
Retainer to Embla. Has roused himself enough to take a passing interest in the festivities.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Elm Resolute Grouch spriteTitle
Resolute Grouch
Group
Heroes Flying Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
37/41/44
9/10/11
37/40/44
11/12/13
41/45/48
4/5/6
23/27/30
6/7/8
28/31/34
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Fang of Finality
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Green Beast Beast

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseHatchling (Flier)---
Fledgling (Flier)---
Adult (Flier)---
Fang of Finality-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialNew Moon---
Luna---
BFEH Beast N Trace 1 Beast N Trace 1--
FEH Beast N Trace 2 Beast N Trace 2FEH Beast N Trace 1 Beast N Trace 1-
FEH Beast N Trace 3 Beast N Trace 3FEH Beast N Trace 2 Beast N Trace 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH C Feud 1 C Feud 1--
FEH C Feud 2 C Feud 2FEH C Feud 1 C Feud 1-
FEH C Feud 3 C Feud 3FEH C Feud 2 C Feud 2-

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 Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Resolute Grouch Elm
Elm resolute grouch pop01 The retainer to Embla, Elm fought against the Order of Heroes—but now, he's come to celebrate the New Year with us in Askr! I wonder if all the seasonal goodies here played a part in that...
Elm resolute grouch pop02 Elm's celebrating in style, handsomely attired in a kimono and eye-catching headpiece for the New Year. It's certainly an impressive look, but I'm just glad that we can have fun celebrating together instead of fighting!
Elm resolute grouch pop03 He's also carrying a hagoita decorated with a bat design. You know, I just realized that it's wearing the same headpiece as Elm!
Elm resolute grouch pop04 We're lucky to have him visit on friendly terms, so I hope he enjoys seeing how we celebrate the New Year! But you'd better watch out, Elm—if you lose the game of hanetsuki, you'll end up getting marks painted on your face!
Closely Associated Characters
Embla God of the closed kingdom, which shares her name. Spite and jealousy rule her, and she wishes death to any who side with Askr. She sends her retainer Elm to attack the people of Midgard.

Quotes[]

Elm/Heroes Quotes

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1-CYL5 N/A
CYL6 203 CYL Elm Portrait
Heroes
484
CYL7 181
↑22
CYL Elm Portrait
Heroes
326
↓58

CYL8 296
↓115
CYL Elm Portrait
Heroes
151
↓175

Etymology[]

Elm is another name for Embla in Norse Mythology. Elm trees are said to symbolize new beginnings, intuition and inner strength.

Trivia[]

  • Elm shares his English voice actor, Landon McDonald, with Kyza and Rennac as they appear in Heroes.
  • Elm, alongside Veronica and Fáfnir, is one of the few major antagonists original to Heroes whom was never made available for summoning in the immediate aftermath of his debut book's ending; instead only becoming playable as a Spring-themed Special Unit some months later.

Gallery[]

See main article: Elm/Gallery.
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