Hicks is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a knight of Manster who joins Leif after hearing about their efforts in rescuing children who were captured in the Child Hunts. He has a son named Maphy.
Hicks first appears in Chapter 6, where he waits any member of Leif's army to visit his home. If Leif's army had saved his son Maphy in Chapter 4x, Hicks will pledge his loyalty to them, vowing to teach Raydrik a lesson.
Hicks then goes on to continue supporting Leif in his cause to liberate Northern Thracia from the Grannvale Empire. He returns home to his family thereafter, where he keeps his axe at the ready to fend off any potential aggressors.
Due to Hicks' limited characterisation in Thracia 776, not much is known about him. But from what little screen-time he is given, it can be surmised that he is family-oriented, placing the needs of his family above that of his country. This can be seen in his choice to defect to Leif's army the moment he learns that it has rescued his son Maphy.
|6||Player||Visit Hicks' home if you rescued his son Maphy in Chapter 4x|
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Knight Proof||Great Knight|
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Hicks is the only Axe Knight you get after Brighton. Compared to him, Hicks has higher base stats, better growths, and a higher PCC. He has a lower base Sword rank, however, and Brighton will likely be nearing a C rank by the time Hicks is recruited.
Regardless, Hicks' strengths should not be ignored, and training him is worth your while.
- Supports give a bonus to Hit, Critical, Avoid, and Dodge
- Supporting characters must be within a three tile radius for the support to come into effect
Hicks - The Axe Knight with Family (子持ちの斧騎士 Komochi no ono kishi)
Instead of staying in the military, Hicks returned to his hometown and led a peaceful life with his family. However, he always kept his axe at his side, never unprepared for danger.
—Hicks' death quote in Thracia 776.
- Hicks scored the worst of all playable characters in the second Choose Your Legends event at 816th place, with just 9 votes.