—Finn to Leif
Finn (フィン, translated Fin in the Japanese versions) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a knight of Leonster, who once served Quan in the events of the First Generation. He is the only character in Genealogy of the Holy War who appears as a playable character in both Sigurd and Seliph's tales.
Finn was in Leonster during the massacre of the Battle of Belhalla, which saved his life; it allowed him to flee Leonster with young Leif, whom he had sworn to protect. During the intermission, he raises Leif on the behalf of Quan and Ethlyn, and Nanna on the behalf of Raquesis. Finn's personality and reputation is that of the quintessential loyal knight.
In Thracia 776, it is hinted that Finn spent three years looking for Raquesis after the events of the game, but his attempts proves to be futile.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
|Lance - B||Iron Lance|
Finn is first made available in the Prologue Chapter of the game, specifically at the beginning of the third turn. At this juncture, he may seem out of place due to the enemy forces mainly being comprised of axe users, but his solid growth rates will help to offset this. As mentioned previously, he is the only playable character available in both generations. As such, he is definitely worth using as a combat unit.
There have been mixed reviews as to whether Finn should be paired up or not. Some players feel that Finn should not paired, as this will result in him returning in the second generation with only an Iron Lance, limiting his usefulness. Others recommend pairing him up with Raquesis, not just for the +5 Speed bonus to Nanna, but also for the context of Thracia 776.
In Chapter 1, if Quan speaks to Finn, Finn will gain one point of strength, one point of skill, and one point of defense.
In Chapter 7, after Darna Castle is captured, if Finn is the father of either Nanna, Lana, or Larcei, he may then speak to his daughter. This will result in Nanna gaining five points of speed, Lana gaining five points of magic, and Larcei gaining five points of skill.
In Chapter 8, Finn may speak to Leif, and Leif will gain three points of strength.
Finn is unable to fall in love in the Second Generation, but is a potential father for the female playable units of said generation.
- Deirdre: N/A
- Ethlyn: N/A
- Adean: 0+2
- Ayra: 0+2
- Raquesis: 50+2
- Ferry: 50+2
- Sylvia: 0+3
- Briggid: 180+10
- Tailto: 180+10
|Prayer|| Sword - D (30)*|
Lance - B
* This weapon is only usable when dismounted.
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Knight Proof||Duke Knight|
In this game, Finn starts off with the Brave Lance, a weapon that is now made exclusive to him. With this weapon on hand, Finn has the potential to evolve into an extremely powerful unit, due to his ability to double attack and the bonus luck (10) he receives from said weapon. Furthermore, this weapon is extremely useful in employing enemy-capturing strategies in the game.
Finn - The Legendary Lance Knight (伝説の槍騎士 Densetsu no Yari Kishi lit. Spear Knight of Legend)
After seeing Leif take the throne, Finn disappeared. Three years passed before he showed himself again. There are no records on what he was doing in the time he was gone. Some claim to have caught a glimpse of him in the Yied Desert, but these are only rumors.
|Sword - C|
Lance - A
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
—Finn's defeat quote in Generation 1 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
—Finn's death quote in Generation 2 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
—Finn's retreat quote in Thracia 776.
—Finn's death quote in Thracia 776.
-Chapter 9, Against Travant
- Travant: Finn, isn't it? It's been a while. So you're still alive...how stubborn of you.
- Finn: King Travant, today I will take my revenge for what you did to my lord!
- Travant: Hahaha, don't make me laugh. What do you think you can do to me!? You're the one who's going to die!!
Finn derives his name from that of Fionn mac Cumhaill, who was a was a mythical hunter-warrior of Irish mythology.
- Due to having a huge amount of love growth for Briggid and Tailto, he may have them listed as his lovers after several turns in Chapter 3, even if they don't meet up or stand next to each other.