“In a vision that feels neither real nor dreamed, the Avatar and Chrom defeat the mage Validar. But in the vision's last moments, events take an unexpected turn.”
—Opening Narration

Invisible Ties (運命か 絆か Unmei ka, Kizuna ka lit. Fate, or Bonds? in the Japanese version) is the Premonition of Fire Emblem Awakening.

The player fights Validar with Chrom and the Avatar. The game explains basic controls step by step. After defeating Validar, the player experiences a cutscene in which Validar falls, but then the Avatar kills Chrom. Despite this, Chrom tells the Avatar to not blame themself.

This chapter occurs in Lucina's timeline, and the Avatar who killed Chrom turns out to be Grima.

Trivia Edit

  • This chapter shares its name with Chapter 23.
  • This is one of the few introductory chapters where the boss is a promoted unit.
    • This is the only introductory chapter where the boss is a magic user.