—Gwendolyn in a support conversation with Lilina
Gwendolyn is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. She is a knight of Ostia and is the younger sister of Bors. She first appears on turn 5 of Chapter 8 of The Binding Blade, along with Ogier and Barthe, in the northwest corner of the castle. The group assists the Lycia Alliance Army in retaking Castle Ostia. She then joins Roy's group for the rest of his journey. It is notable she can perform a Triangle Attack with Bors and Barthe.
She makes a brief cameo appearance in chapter 18 of the Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi manga.
Growing up, there were no girls of Gwendolyn's age near where she lived, save for Lilina, the daughter of Marquess Hector. The two became acquainted with each other as a result. Later in life, Gwendolyn joined the Ostian Armor Knights, a notably strong sector of Ostia's military, serving alongside her older brother, Bors. During her time as a knight she befriended Barthe, another Ostian Armor Knight who acts as her mentor, Ogier, also part of the Ostian Armor Knights, and Astolfo, an Ostian spy.
When a rebellion in Ostia headed by the well-respected general Leygance and a former lieutenant named Devias broke out, Gwendolyn, alongside Barthe and Ogier, were apparently absent from Castle Ostia. They returned, however, to save Lilina, who had been imprisoned and used by the revolutionaries. Upon their arrival, they met up with Roy and his army, who were engaged in a battle with Leygance to stop the rebellion. Under Roy's command, they helped to defeat Leygance, ending the revolution and saving Lilina. Afterwards, Gwendolyn, along with Barthe and Ogier, joined Roy's army on a journey to stop King Zephiel of Bern from eradicating the humans of Elibe.
After the war, she continued to serve as an Ostian Armor Knight, rising through the ranks to become their first female captain.
Strong willed and straightforward, Gwendolyn sticks to her convictions, even if she neglects the self-disciplining that is required of a heavy knight.
Having lost her parents, Bors is the only family she can rely on. Due to being raised in those circumstances, Wendy deeply respects her older brother, and aims to be a heavy knight herself, as it can even be said that she unmistakably personifies the spirit of one, training daily the best she can.
On the other hand, despite being proud of being a heavy knight, she has been developing a “girl’s consciousness”, as she worries that people will see her as much larger than she actually is due to the armor she wears.
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- See also: Gwendolyn/Supports.
Subjective: The following part of this article is subjective to the editor's writing. Therefore, it may not work for everyone.
Gwendolyn like Sophia requires heavy amounts of investment for minimal benefit. She joins at level 1 with poor bases and average growths compared to everyone else. Combined with being with the low movement of the Knight class, the rather shaky hitrates of lances and the high number of axe wielding enemies during the upcoming chapters, Gwendolyn's situation couldn't possibly look more grim. Overall, she's not worth the effort unless the player enjoys training up weak units and seeing them grow.
- Adorable Knight
- Armored knight of Ostia. Intent on mastering defense, despite feeling awkward in armor. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
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The Binding BladeEdit
—Gwendolyn's death quote in The Binding Blade.
—Gwendolyn's triangle attack quote in The Binding Blade
—Gwendolyn's final battle quote in The Binding Blade.
- Gwendolyn - Beautiful Knight (可憐な重騎士 Karen na Jūkishi lit. Lovely Heavy Knight)
- "Gwendolyn chose to live her life as an Armor Knight. Her actions gave courage to many, and she is still remembered today as the first female captain of an Armor Knight squad."
Gwendolyn is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Gwendolyn (from Welsh gwen, meaning 'white, fair, blessed', and dolen, meaning 'loop, link of a chain, ring, bow') is a feminine given name, in general use only since the 19th century. It has come to be the standard English form of Latin Guendoloena, which was first used by Geoffrey of Monmouth as the name of a legendary British queen in his History of the Kings of Britain. He reused the name in his Life of Merlin for a different character, the wife of the titular magician "Merlinus", a counsellor to King Arthur.
Wendy, though sometimes used as a diminutive of Gwendolyn, its existence as a feminine name is owed to the character Wendy Darling from the 1904 play Peter Pan and its 1911 novelization Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie.
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Gwendolyn won 28th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 5:1. The voter comments seem to focus on her brave and bold personality and her gameplay abilities as a Knight/General.
- Gwendolyn shares her English voice actress, Cherami Leigh, with Caeda, Cecilia, and Mae in Fire Emblem Heroes.