—Henry introducing himself to Chrom.
Henry is a playable character in Fire Emblem Awakening.
When Henry was a child, his parents wanted nothing to do with him for unknown reasons, and had him sent to an elite magic school to get rid of him (in the Japanese version, he was sent to an orphanage). The institution that he was sent to was a cruel place, where they carried out painful punishments, where Henry likely endured great hardships, as he ended up becoming slow to feel any pain.
Due to being neglected, Henry enjoyed being in the company of animals, who all seem to be attracted to him many times for some reason. As a child, he was particularly close to a wolf, but one day, when the wolf attempted to visit him, the wolf was killed by the villagers, and Henry found the wolf's body while surrounded by other villagers. This made Henry snap and slaughter everyone out of blind rage.
Eventually, he grew into a powerful user of sorcery in Plegia, which earned him quite a reputation, even to Tharja, though Henry's identity was obscured to others due to always having a flock of crows around him. Henry had also befriended Mustafa and his family, where he would often times be invited over, where Henry would be given a bag of peaches by Mustafa, and that Henry reminded him of his son. Mustafa also wanted Henry to consider himself to be part of the family. Henry had also gotten to know Campari and Vasto, though for all of them, Henry never felt a true attachment as friends.
Ylisse-Plegia War Edit
When the war started between Ylisse and Plegia, Henry had learned about the assassination plot of Emmeryn led by Validar. Feeling that such a thing would ruin some of the fun of war, Henry simply decided on a whim to inform Panne, a taguel, of the plot, which resulted in her making her way to Ylisstol to save Emmeryn to repay the debt of her tribe.
Later on, after Emmeryn made her selfless sacrifice, and some Plegian soldiers began to defect but were stamped down, Henry later on defects himself, though not truly because of Emmeryn's sacrifice, and began attacking his former comrades while laughing maniacally during a battle against Chrom and his Shepherds.
Afterwards, Henry later encountered "Marth", who had been holding off a large number of Plegian soldiers by herself, and began to assist her, giving her the help she needed to defeat her foes. After they were all killed, Henry informed Marth that there were even more enemies that would be heading towards Chrom and his group, but it was far too late for either of them to go and help them. Instead, Henry offered Marth a spell allow someone's voice to be heard by Chrom and the others without being there themselves. After deciding, Marth chose to have Chrom and the others hear the sickly Robin's voice, where Robin's words allowed Chrom and the others to gain the morale they needed to overcome their odds and defeat their enemies.
Conquest of Valm Edit
Henry would not resurface for almost two years after the war with Plegia, and decided to join Chrom and the Shepherds after they were ambushed by a group of Risen sent by Validar. As a sudden flock of crows surround Chrom and his army, Henry appears, offering to give Chrom and his force aid. While his sudden appearance and Plegian origin immediately puts suspicion on him, Chrom nonetheless allows him to join the fight. Henry remains a member of Chrom's army from then on out simply to find some enjoyment in the chaos of war.
After the war, if unmarried, Henry is said to have "made a clean cut with history, never to stain its pages again." If married, he is said to have made a surprisingly good father.
Approaching every situation with a constant, yet eerily cheerful expression, Henry is an unorthodox Dark Mage with a bright enthusiasm towards bloodshed and war that contrasts with the usually dour nature of the art. He is prone to fits of laughter and glee whenever carnage or the macabre is involved. He is utterly fearless as a result and does not fear death, even finding it, should it happen to him, particularly cathartic.
He is amoral, notably being the one to alert Panne of the assassination attempt on Emmeryn simply on a whim and to stir up further action in the war despite being a conflict of interest for his homeland. He initially does not see any issue with sacrificing innocents if it will win the war, but does amend his ways after Robin tells him not to. He has stated that while he will obey his superiors, he will flat out ignore any order he deems "stupid". However, he's not entirely evil, simply maladjusted.
In his localized version, he is a jokester, making puns and macabre jokes often at other people's expense. He takes life in a carefree manner and hardly gets serious, even making jokes in inappropriate situations. He is presented as simple, but a bit of an odd-ball compared to the rest of the cast. In the original Japanese version, he is much more subdued, mainly laughing in inopportune times and has difficulty expressing his emotions properly. His natural smile is in reality a coping mechanism; he believes if he smiles he won't feel bad, and he doesn't much care to dwell on sad things.
Henry does exhibit positive traits in his supports as he is capable of caring for others. Maribelle at one point describes him as "having the oddest ways of putting a person's mind at ease" due to his cavalier yet upbeat attitudes concerning mortality. While Henry did not care for most of his Plegian cohorts, he admits to Ricken that he would avenge him if he was ever killed. He does go on to become a relatively normal father and dearly loves his family. He does truly desire to help and make people feel better, especially his comrades, if only in his own special way.
Despite his cheery and fearless nature, Henry has abandonment issues due to his childhood. Not only does he beg Panne not to leave him in their supports, he makes a point of reassuring Nowi in their S-support that she'll no longer be alone if they're together and have children (as Nowi also fears being left behind due to her long life span).
Henry has the lowest blood pressure out of all the people in the army.
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- See also: Henry/Supports.
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Henry has a Male-only class: Barbarian. If he marries someone who produces a daughter, then his daughter will inherit the following class instead.
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.
Henry is the second recruitable Plegian Dark Mage. He is a bit slower, yet more accurate and durable than Tharja. He is also a bit lopsided with his low resistance and meager speed. However, Henry has a good skill growth, which makes him perfect to abuse Vengeance and Ruin. As a Sorcerer, he has much more balanced caps than Tharja with an average of 42 for all stats but strength, which is not needed for mage-style classes. As a Dark Knight, Henry's strength growth gives him the option to attack with Swords better than Tharja; however, this means he will also have to drop Dark magic in exchange for this class. Slow Burn seems tempting, but it takes a few turns to compile the boost, while others are busy fighting the enemy. Lifetaker can help him recover health while using Vengeance.
Henry's two reclassing options are the Thief and Barbarian lines. Both of these classes are odd choices for the magical based Henry, but they offer some interesting skills for him to use. As a thief he is inferior to Gaius in terms of physical strength, speed, and skill but he has better defensive and magical growths, making him a better Trickster than Gaius and about the same as Anna and Gangrel. Lucky Seven is a better skill than Slow Burn as the effect boost on his hit and avoid stay constant for a good 7 turns rather than having to wait for Slow Burn to catch up. In his Dark Mage and Sorcerer class, Henry shouldn't need Acrobat, although it does give him mobility on forest, fort and mountain tiles. Assassin gives him the One-hit kill skill Lethality but the low activation may deter most from using it, but it can save him in a tight spot if he is lucky. Pass isn't too much of an asset but it can allow him to slip out of enemies surrounding or corralling him.
Barbarian gives Henry very little to take from. He is the least suited to remain in the axe wielding Barbarian line compared to the much better options from Vaike. Still Barbarian's Gamble can sacrifice a little of his already high Hit rate due to his skill for a boost in critical. Despoil can be considered too if money is what you need. Berserker's Axefaire is useless unless Henry remains in this class or if he trains as a Dread Fighter, but Wrath can be a good boost to add on a Vengeance fueled attack, giving him maximum damage output from its critical activation rate boost. Warrior's Counter can also be good for piling on more damage should he be hit.
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- A dark mage of Plegia with a bright grin and a taste for the gruesome in battle. Appears in Fire Emblem Awakening
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- This dark mage of Plegia will curse you without a second thought if you withhold candy. Appears in Fire Emblem Awakening.
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- After Grima's demise, Henry made a cold, clean break with history, never to stain its pages again.
- Henry 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, Henry, above all else.
- Henry and Cherche
- Henry settled down with Cherche and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Their newborn son was said to be quiet but also fond of wyverns, like his mother.
- Henry and Cordelia
- Henry settled down with Cordelia and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Their newborn daughter grew up in a peaceful world with two loving parents and was said to be a likeable girl.
- Henry and Lissa
- Henry settled down with Lissa and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Their newborn son, however, developed a notably bizarre personality, in no small part because of his colorful parents.
- Henry and Maribelle
- Henry settled down with Maribelle and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Their newborn son inherited his mother's noble blood but also her sharp tongue, as time would reveal.
- Henry and Miriel
- Henry settled down with Miriel and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Their newborn son grew up surrounded by his parents' vast library, dooming him to a future as a bookworm.
- Henry and Nowi
- Henry settled down with Nowi and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. However, their daughter had to grow up faster than most other girls since her parents showed no sign of doing it.
- Henry and Olivia
- Henry settled down with Olivia and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Their newborn son inherited both his father's grin and his mother's undying love for entertaining others.
- Henry and Panne
- Henry settled down with Panne and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Their newborn son was far more taguel than human and would come to be known as his dying race's last hope.
- Henry and Sully
- Henry settled down with Sully and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Sully trained their newborn daughter hard in the art of war, and the girl rose to every expectation.
- Henry and Sumia
- Henry settled down with Sumia and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Their newborn daughter was enthralled by her mother's pegasus and was soon begging for a place in the saddle.
- Henry and Tharja
- Henry settled down with Tharja and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Their newborn daughter's mood was said to shift violently, perhaps due to having two dark mages as parents.
Henry is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:
The name Henry is an Old German name, meaning "home ruler".
His Japanese romanisation - Henri - is the French spelling of his name.
- Henry came in 11th place for males in the Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends popularity poll. He had 12,131 votes.
- Both the date Henry was born and Chapter where he is recruited falls on the 13th, a number commonly perceived to bring misfortune.
- Ironically, November 13 is World Kindness Day.
- At his first appearance (if Robin is not included in the count), he is also the thirteenth playable male unit.
- According to the drama CD, Henry had defected the Plegian army by after Chapter 10, attacking their forces.
- Henry shares his English voice actor, Bryce Papenbrook, with Raven, Oscar and Karel in their appearance in Fire Emblem Heroes, as well as Kamui in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
- Henry also shares his Japanese voice actress, Akemi Okamura, with Emmeryn.
- Henry is one of three playable male characters voiced by a woman in the Japanese version of Awakening, alongside Ricken and Libra (who, unlike Henry and Ricken, was voiced by a woman in both the Japanese and English versions)
- Henry has a unique victory pose that depicts him laughing gleefully over his fallen opponent if he is in a class that lacks a mount.
- In a support conversation with Cherche, he mentions that he smells like ham.
- In a support conversation with Miriel, Henry references the "band camp" line from American Pie.
- While normally Henry's eyes are always seen as closed while he smiles gleefully, in Fire Emblem Awakening during a few support conversations, such as with Frederick and Olivia, his irises can be seen. They appear to be grey.
- In Fire Emblem Heroes, Henry's special attack sprite (or damaged sprite in his Trick or Defeat incarnation) reveals his irises to be a light purplish blue color.
- See main article: Henry/Gallery.