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“Fine then, I'll prove my sincerity...if you sweeten the deal.”
—Gaius' recruitment quote to Chrom in Chapter 6.

Gaius is a playable character in Fire Emblem Awakening.

Profile

Gaius is a thief living in Ylisse and will do any job if paid the right price. He loves sweets and has candy hidden all over his body.

Prior to events of Awakening, Gaius snuck into the Duke of Themis' treasury to frame him for a crime. Gaius was promptly caught, arrested and testified against the duke, causing the magistrate to sentence the duke to death. Gaius, reluctant about framing the duke, sent a letter to the magistrate after the trial, which saved the duke from the headsman's axe. His supports with Maribelle reveal that he was forced by other nobles to frame the duke, as they would kill his daughter and also keep him imprisoned. Though well aware of the fact that the conspiring nobles would try to kill him as a result of saving the duke, Gaius easily escaped their wrath.

Gaius also has a tattoo branded on his arm, which he states that he was doing a favor for a mate when he was caught. This causes him considerable embarrassment when mentioned. It is unknown if he had the tattoo prior to breaking into the Duke of Themis' treasury or after it.

Gaius was hired by Validar under the pretense of stealing from the treasury, but actually to help assassinate Emmeryn. Upon discovering the true plan of the raid, Gaius talks to Chrom and asks to be hired by him instead. Though Chrom is unsure, he accidentally drops a satchel he received earlier from Lissa. When Gaius asks about the contents of the satchel, he is elated to learn that they are filled with sweets. He willingly decides to join Chrom's army, as long as he can have that bag of candy and ask Lissa if she has any more.

After the war, Gaius's sweet tooth never faded, and he returned to his old ways of thievery. Tales of "Sticky-Fingers Gaius" become popular in taverns.

Personality

Gaius is calm and collected, with a clear mind. However, his seriousness breaks whenever candy and other sweet confections are brought into the question. Despite the nature of his job, Gaius has morals and does things with the best interest of others, such as his unwillingness to assassinate Emmeryn because he likes her, or blaming Maribelle's father for his theft incident to protect Maribelle.

Due to his occupation as a thief, he does not believing in "something-for-nothing" as shown with his supports with both male and female Robin where he refuses to forget about them knowing his criminal tattoo on his arm until they reveal one of their own to him. He is also afraid of bugs as shown with his conversations with Lon'qu in the Summer Scramble DLC. Gaius has hypoglycemia, which is why he must carry sweets on him at all times.

As revealed in his supports, he is good at making things by hand, like jewelry and embroidery, and also is good with housework. His support conversations with Olivia also reveals that he enjoys baking his own sweets. Gaius is also very open to criticism, using any feedback people tell him to try and improve his skills further.

Gaius is also a practiced liar, a trait fitting of his profession. In his support with Nowi, he details that he prefers older women ("A poised woman that has class and bearing, but knows exactly what she wants"), but though his description seems very convincing, he later reveals it had been a lie.

In the translated versions of the game Gaius often refers to people by nicknames instead of using their given names during Support Conversations. They are based on either their appearance, personality or occupation and - as done in Tharja's case - can be used sarcastically. Across both the Support Log and the DLC side conversations, he addresses Robin as "Bubbles" (regardless of gender), Chrom as "Blue", Lissa as "Princess", Miriel as "Specs", Sumia as "Stumbles", Maribelle as "Twinkles", Panne as "Whiskers", Nowi as "Kid", Libra as "Padre", Tharja as "Sunshine", Olivia as "Babe" (even in non-romantic Support Conversations), Anna as "Red", Virion as "Your Lordship" and Henry as "Junior". The only characters he can have a conversation with that he gives no nicknames to are Cordelia, Cherche, Sully (though she herself nicknames him "Chuckles"), and his own child.

In-Game

Fire Emblem Awakening

Recruitment

Chapter 6: Enemy, talk with Chrom.

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE13 Gaius Thief Map SpriteThief
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
5227013156525
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Picklock (FE13)LocktouchSwordIconFE13Sword - DIron Sword FE13 IconIron Sword

Growth Rates

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
85% 60% 20% 70% 70% 35% 30% 20%

Maximum Stat Modifiers

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
+1 -1 +2 +2 -2 -1 0

Supports

See also: Gaius/Supports.

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class Sets

Base Classes Promoted Classes
-
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Inheritance

Gaius has a Male-only class: Fighter. If he marries someone who produces a daughter, then his daughter will inherit the following class instead.

Overall

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Base Class

As per any thief, Gaius' Skill and Speed are very high with low defenses to offset them. The unusual aspect of Gaius lies in his high HP and Strength. Pairing him up with another unit to aid his low defenses is a good idea to keep him alive while in the process of building his levels.

As a Trickster, Gaius will not be able to make too much use of the ability to use staves due to his low Magic. The Lucky Seven skill that he learns in this class is, however, incredibly useful for 7 turns, allowing him to take on the initial wave of enemies in any given battle. Further complementing this is the Acrobat skill, which may prove instrumental in helping him to escape from danger on ground movement-hindering terrain.

As an Assassin, Gaius gains the ability to wield Bows as his secondary weapon, allowing him to steer away from melee combat. Lethality may not activate very often due to it having a low chance of activating, but it can potentially strike down an enemy who possesses strong Defense and prevent wastage of the equipped weapon's Durability. Pass is a relatively useful skill that Gaius can learn in this class, allowing him to sneak past enemies when the need arises.

Reclassing

Gaius' alternate class sets are that of the Myrmidon and the Fighter. Gaius fares well as a Myrmidon due to his high Skill and Speed, outshining Lon'qu in Strength and HP, alongside having Skill and Speed caps that are inferior to Lon'qu's by merely one point. The Avoid +10 skill increases Gaius' longevity by aiding him in dodging enemy attacks, and the Vantage skill may potentially allow him to defeat enemies before they strike while he is weakened. Changing Gaius' class into that of the Swordmaster will further maximize his potential, owing to the Astra and Swordfaire skills that he stands to learn.

Taking on the Fighter route is not recommended, as Gaius still possesses a low Defense growth despite being in a frontline class. The Max HP +5 skill will help him to remain alive for a longer period of time, while Zeal boosts his critical attack rate by a small amount. Promoting Gaius into a Warrior will grant him the ability to wield bows like the Assassin, allowing him to snipe foes from the rear. Upon learning the Counter skill, Gaius' low Defense will come in handy, as the vast amount of damage that he could sustain will be deflected back to his opponent and potentially kill them. As a Hero, Gaius can acquire the Sol skill to help mitigate his low Defense.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Candy Stealer
Thief of Ylisse known for his nimble hands and sweet tooth. Hides sweets in his pockets. Appears in Fire Emblem Awakening.
Base Stats
Rarity:
✯✯✯
Heroes Gaius Sprite (3*)Title
Candy Stealer
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
35/38/41
5/6/7
22/25/28
8/9/10
29/32/35
3/4/5
16/19/22
2/3/4
13/16/19
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Steel DaggerFEH Dagger Dagger
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Gaius Sprite (4* & 5*)Title
Candy Stealer
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
36/39/42
6/7/8
24/27/30
9/10/11
31/34/37
3/4/5
17/20/23
2/3/4
14/17/20
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Rogue Dagger
FEH skill support Rally Speed
FEH Dagger Dagger
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Gaius Sprite (4* & 5*)Title
Candy Stealer
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
39/42/45
6/7/8
25/29/32
9/10/11
33/36/39
4/5/6
19/22/25
3/4/5
16/19/22
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Rogue Dagger
FEH skill support Rally Speed
FEH Dagger Dagger

Skills

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Dagger---
Steel Dagger-FEH Star Rarity 3-
Rogue DaggerSteel DaggerFEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Rogue Dagger+Rogue DaggerFEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportRally Speed-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
AFEH Defiant Atk 1 Defiant Atk 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Defiant Atk 2 Defiant Atk 2FEH Defiant Atk 1 Defiant Atk 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Defiant Atk 3 Defiant Atk 3FEH Defiant Atk 2 Defiant Atk 2FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Pass 1 Pass 1--
FEH Pass 2 Pass 2FEH Pass 1 Pass 1FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Pass 3 Pass 3FEH Pass 2 Pass 2FEH Star Rarity 4

Thief Exposed
A thief from Ylisse known for his sweet tooth. Usually secrets candy in he clothes, but can't when dressed like this. Appears in Fire Emblem Awakening.

Base Stats

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Gaius Sprite (Summer)Title
Thief Exposed
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
31/34/37
7/8/9
26/30/33
8/9/10
34/37/40
3/4/5
16/19/22
5/6/7
24/28/31
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Refreshing Bolt+
FEH skill special Night Sky
FEH Bow Bow

Skills

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Bow---
Steel Bow---
Refreshing Bolt---
Refreshing Bolt+-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialNight Sky-FEH Star Rarity 5-
AstraNight Sky-FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Vantage 1 Vantage 1--
FEH Vantage 2 Vantage 2FEH Vantage 1 Vantage 1-
FEH Vantage 3 Vantage 3FEH Vantage 2 Vantage 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Def Ploy 1 Def Ploy 1--
FEH Def Ploy 2 Def Ploy 2FEH Def Ploy 1 Def Ploy 1-
FEH Def Ploy 3 Def Ploy 3FEH Def Ploy 2 Def Ploy 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Quotes

Awakening

Gaius/Awakening Quotes

Heroes

Gaius/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings

Gaius - Candy Stealer
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. Tales of Sticky-Fingers Gaius are still told in taverns everywhere.
Gaius and Robin
Many wrote of Robin's legendary exploits, but accounts of her origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—she loved her husband, Gaius, above all else.
Gaius and Lissa
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. Lissa always insisted on going along, and the two survived many a comically dire predicament together.
Gaius and Sully
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. Sully disapproved and was said to pester her husband to take the examination for Ylissean knighthood instead.
Gaius and Miriel
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. Miriel soon began researching new and more-powerful sweeteners for her husband to enjoy.
Gaius and Sumia
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. His wife, Sumia, raised pegasi, and her flower-petal readings were said to bring good luck to all.
Gaius and Maribelle
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. Having studied to become a magistrate, Maribelle feared the day she would meet her own husband in court.
Gaius and Panne
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. Amazingly, Panne dirtied her hands right along with her husband, using her keen night vision to expedite jobs.
Gaius and Cordelia
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. As his wife, Cordelia was in charge of keeping law and order, Gaius dreaded the thought of seeing her on the job.
Gaius and Nowi
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. Nowi found her husband's work intriguing and was said to often come along and help out.
Gaius and Tharja
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. Meanwhile, his wife, Tharja, set up shop and hexed people for a living. The pair were said to get many odd looks.
Gaius and Olivia
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. His wife, Olivia, wandered down more than one dark alley just to make sure he was safe and sound.
Gaius and Cherche
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. When her work in Rosanne was done, Cherche would return home and cook for her husband, much to his delight.

Super Smash Bros.

Type Image Description
Gaius GaiusTrophy3DS Here's a man who really would take candy from a baby. This Ylissean Thief is the cool, collected sort, willing to do any kind of job if the price is right. That said, he's got quite a sweet tooth, and keeping up a cool image is really hard if you're always eating lolipops and hoarding sweets. His silly nicknames for people don't help much either...

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Gaius is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Fire Emblem Heroes

Gaius appears as an obtainable character. His class is Candy Stealer.

Candy Stealer
  • Thief of Ylisse known for his nimble hands and sweet tooth. Hides sweets in his pockets. Appears in Fire Emblem Awakening.

Etymology

Guire is an Irish name meaning "beige color". It is also a shortened form of the name "MacGuire".

In Greek and Roman mythologies, Gaia (also known as Tellus) was an earth goddess and the wife of Ouranos. Her children were Kronos, Rhea, Hyperion, Oceanus, Themis, Crius, Mnemosyne, Iapetus, Tethys, Coeus, Thea, and Phoebe. Gaia was also Palla's grandmother.

Gaius is a Latin name meaning "rejoicer". Gaius could also be named after Gaius Julius Caesar (more commonly known as Julius Caesar), who was a Roman general and statesman.

Trivia

  • Gaius shares his English voice actor from Awakening, Gideon Emery, with Asugi, Keaton and Dwyer from Fates. He also shares his English voice actor from Heroes, Ray Chase, with Alfonse, Roy from the same game as well as Fernand from Echoes
    • He also shares his Japanese voice actor, Shinobu Matsumoto, with Asugi.
  • In his C-Support with Robin, Gaius references the famous "Phone Scene" from the movie "Taken".
  • Gaius' official artwork depicts him wielding a Steel Sword.
  • In his Summer Scramble cutscene graphic, there is a handkerchief tied around his left forearm. It is likely that he is using it to conceal his prisoner's tattoo mentioned in his C-Support with Robin. The official manga also displays this mark in the same location during Gaius' story arc.
  • Gaius is the basis for Asugi, the son of Saizo from Fire Emblem Fates.
  • In the DLC episode Smash Brethren 2, Gaius can speak to Zihark and will mention that Zihark falls out of the usual "archetype" of myrmidons, usually saying things like "cut you down" or "face my blade".
  • Gaius ranked 4th overall out of the entire male cast in the Fire Emblem Awakening Popularity Poll. Gaius was ranked 3rd out of all of the parent generation males, but since Robin could not have a CG in the Summer Scramble due to their customizable appearance, Gaius received a CG scene instead.
    • Gaius came in 15th place for males in the Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends popularity poll. He had 9,465 votes.

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