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Fado (Vari in the Spanish version) is the King of Renais. He dies in the siege of Renais Castle in the early part of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He is the father of both Lord characters, Eirika and Ephraim, and known as the peerless Warrior King.

As the king of Renais, he had a fair relationship with Vigarde, until Grado suddenly attacked Renais without warning. Grado's forces quickly overwhelmed the unprepared Renais soldiers and eventually reached the castle. Before the castle was besieged, Fado entrusted Seth to take Eirika to safety. Although it is unknown what happened after Seth left with Eirika, it is very likely that Fado was killed as he is never seen again. In the Creature Campaign, you can acquire him as a Level 11 General if you clear the Lagdou Ruins in its entirety once.


Base Stats

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 General Map Sprite.gif GeneralGBAFire.gif Fire
WeaponStarting Items
Sword.gif Sword - A
Lance.gif Lance - A
Axe.gif Axe - A
Silversword.gifSilver Sword
SilverLance.gifSilver Lance
Silveraxe.gifSilver Axe
Master seal.gifMaster Seal

Growth Rates

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
85% 55% 40% 30% 25% 45% 25%


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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.

Fado is one of the better secret characters, although nowhere near Ismaire due to his low level of growth and relatively low base stats. He has good HP, strength and defense, and his resistance is decent, but his skill, speed and most notably his luck will be his undoing. Fado's constitution is thankfully massive, so he can wield nearly any melee weapon without speed loss, and he comes with an A rank in all three weapon categories. His growths only really excel in HP, strength, defense and maybe skill, so only use Fado if you really want to. In case you needed it for any of your unpromoted Creature Campaign units, he comes with a Master Seal in his inventory, along with a Silver Axe, a Silver Sword, and a Silver Lance.

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 626
The Sacred Stones
CYL2 615
The Sacred Stones
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 458
The Sacred Stones
CYL4 493
The Sacred Stones
CYL5 462
The Sacred Stones

CYL6 437
The Sacred Stones


A 'fado' is a sad Portuguese folksong. The word comes from the Latin 'fatum' meaning 'fate'.

Also, "fadó" in Irish means "long ago".


  • In the opening cutscenes he is featured in, his class is that of the Peer class, also used in cutscenes by Elbert in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Despite this, his Class is changed to a General in the Creature Campaign.
  • Ephraim's Sacred Twin Lord design in Heroes is based on Fado's design and in The Sacred Stones and Fado's General class from the Creature Campaign.