“I’m Julian! One of the bad guys! A Soothsire. Oh! Well, except I’m not anymore. See, now I’m a good guy! Lena gave me a reason to- well, let’s just say I’ve had a change of heart.”
—Julian to Marth in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Julian is a playable character from the Archanea Series of Fire Emblem. A former member of the Soothsire band of thieves, Julian, upon falling in love with the sister Lena, makes the resolution to abandon his thieving ways. Thereafter referring to himself as an "Ally of Justice", he aids Prince Marth's army in their entourages in both wars. Julian is also acquainted with Rickard, who affectionately refers to him as "Chief".

Profile[edit | edit source]

War of Shadows[edit | edit source]

Julian makes his first appearance in Chapter 3 of Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, where he betrays the Soothsires by rescuing Lena from their stronghold within the domains of the Samsooth Mountains. Aware that Marth's army is approaching the foot of the mountain range from the southeast, Julian guides her to them accordingly after hastily brushing aside her attempt to return to the stronghold to retrieve her misplaced Mend staff. After entrusting Lena into Marth's custody, Julian surrenders to him, and is thereafter granted the opportunity to atone for the crimes that he had committed during his tenure with the Soothsires by joining the army's ranks. Julian will then assist Marth in bringing the War of Shadows to a conclusion, before swearing off thievery and moving to Macedon to make a living through honest means.

War of Heroes[edit | edit source]

Julian returns in Chapter 3 of Book 2 in Mystery of the Emblem, where it is revealed that following the end of the War of Darkness, he had taken up residence in a Macedonian village with Lena, caring for orphans in a convent. When urged to lead Lena to the safety of Marth's approaching army by Palla, Julian reveals that Lena had disappeared under mysterious circumstances, before returning to the village to source for information on her whereabouts. When Marth later pays a visit to this village, Julian appears to greet him, where he explains that Lena had most likely been abducted by a "strange priest". Julian then agrees to join Marth's entourage on Marth's behest, proving to be instrumental in convincing Matthis to defect from Macedon's army in the same chapter.

Later in Chapter 24, Julian is permitted to join the battle against Medeus, where he proves to be instrumental in rousing Lena from the reverie that she had been placed under. Medeus is felled by Marth shortly after all four noble priestesses are rescued, and following the termination of the War of Heroes, Julian formally weds Lena and thereafter leads a life of serenity with her in Macedon, caring for orphans in a convent.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Despite the fact that he, as a former member of the Soothsires, once engaged in the wicked, deceitful act of thievery, Julian evidently possesses a heart of gold, one that is catalytically triggered when he first meets Lena and falls in love with her, spurring him into resolving to abandon his past and lead a life of honesty for her sake.

Julian has been portrayed as a very devoted lover, a fact that sees him expending every ounce of his free time during the War of Heroes investigating Lena's disappearance. His love for Lena is further explicated in his base conversations with Kris in New Mystery of the Emblem, where he, blaming his weak combat skills for having been responsible for his inability to protect Lena, requests for Kris to train him in this regard. Though crude in his mannerisms and speech, Julian has nevertheless been portrayed as quite the romantic, as can be observed through his conversation with Lena in Chapter 24 of Book 2 in Mystery of the Emblem, where he expresses joy at seeing her smile and hearing her voice.

Through his base conversations with Rickard, Julian is also portrayed to be an individual who can be sly and cunning when he chooses to be, as he constantly employs reverse psychology on Rickard in order to guilt-trip him into confessing to succumbing to the temptation of thievery.

In Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Julian Thief 3 Other Automatically from the start.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE1 Thief Map Sprite.gif Thief
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
317461274027
WeaponStarting Items
SwordIron Sword

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
80% 70% 50% 50% 80% 0% 30% 0%

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Julian Thief 3 Other Automatically from the start.

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Julian Thief 3 Altea Visit the northeastern village with Marth.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE3 Thief Map Sprite.gif Thief
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
317461274027
WeaponStarting Items
SwordFE3 Iron Sword.pngIron Sword

Starting Class
FE3 Thief Map Sprite.gif Thief
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
620781476067
WeaponStarting Items
SwordFE3 Iron Sword.pngIron Sword
Relive (FE3).pngMend

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
80% 70% 50% 50% 80% 40% 30% 3%

Support Relationships[edit | edit source]

Supports
Character Bonus
Lena 10%
Supported by
Character Bonus
Lena 10%

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Julian Thief 3 Other Automatically from the start.
Starting Class
FE11 Thief Map Sprite.gifThief
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
317406127407
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Sword.pngSword - EFE11ironsword.pngIron Sword

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
80% 50% 0% 50% 50% 80% 30% 2%

Support Relationships[edit | edit source]

Supports
Character Initial points Total points for
C B A
Lena 5 5 8 13
Rickard 0 5 10 16
Supported by
Character Initial points Total points for
C B A
Lena 5 5 8 13
  • To increase support levels, characters must participate in chapters together
  • One support point is gained for each chapter they both participate in
  • Support levels that require 35 chapters cannot be reached normally
  • Characters must be within a three tile radius of each other to receive support bonuses

Bonuses per level:


Overall[edit | edit source]

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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.

Though the Shadow Dragon version of Julian has good growth rates, his terrible weapon rank of E, low bases, swordlock, and lack of promotion mean that he is a largely incompetent fighter. If given a forged Iron Sword, he can compensate somewhat for his bad start, but the massive number of lance enemies in most chapters after his joining time can cause even a skilled sword-user like Ogma to struggle. Julian is at least fast enough to avoid being doubled, but his combat merits outside of that are largely negligible. This isn't too much of an issue for Julian, as the main thing he should be doing is unlocking chests and doors, something he doesn't need training to accomplish. He can perform thief duties adequately, and is the best character to fulfill those tasks if Marth is busy, but is too flawed to function well as a combat unit outside of Normal difficulty.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Julian Thief 3 Altea Visit the northeastern village with Marth.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FEDS Thief Map Sprite.gifThief
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
620708147607
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Sword.pngSword - EFE11ironsword.pngIron Sword
FE11mend.pngMend

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
80% 70% 0% 60% 70% 80% 40% 0%

Support Relationships[edit | edit source]

Supports
Character Conversations Total points for
C B A
Matthis None 5 11 18
Rickard 1, 2, 3 5 11 18
Lena None 0 0 0
Supported by
Character Conversations Total points for
C B A
Kris 1, 2, 3 5 11 18
Marth None 5 11 18
Lena None 0 - -
  • To increase support levels, characters must participate in chapters together
  • One support point is gained for each chapter they both participate in
  • A hyphen (-) indicates the support level cannot be reached
  • Characters must be within a three tile radius of each other to receive support bonuses

Bonuses per level:

Support Conversations[edit | edit source]

Number Importance Name Chapters Needed Reward
115 * Julian and Kris 1 3 -
116 * Julian and Kris 2 6 -
117 * Julian and Kris 3 10 Speed Bond.pngSpeed Bond
295 * Julian and Rickard 1 3 -
296 * Julian and Rickard 2 6 -
297 * Julian and Rickard 3 10 Luck Bond.pngLuck Bond
  • To obtain the conversations, characters must participate in chapters together
  • The requirements for unlocking support conversations are separate from the support bonus system

Overall[edit | edit source]

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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.

In New Mystery of the Emblem, although Julian is a thief, he possesses higher Strength growths than even Bord, Cord, Darros, and Draug, who being fighters, berserkers, and knights respectively, are acclaimed for their high attack power. Julian will often cap his Strength and Speed with balanced stats across the board, not including his non-existent Resistance. Using Talismans on him will fix this problem of his, although it may not be entirely necessary due to his proficiency at evading hostile magical attacks.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Tender Thief
A reformed thief who takes the War of Shadows as a chance to atone for his crimes. Lives and works in a covent with Sister Lena. Appears in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Julian Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Tender Thief
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
7/8/9
35/38/42
9/10/11
35/38/41
6/7/8
30/33/36
4/5/6
14/18/21
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Caltrop Dagger+
FEH skill special.png New Moon
FEH Dagger.png Dagger

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Dagger---
Steel Dagger---
Caltrop Dagger---
Caltrop Dagger+Caltrop Dagger-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill special.pngNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 4.png-
MoonbowNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 4.png
AFEH Close Foil.png Close Foil-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Lull Atk Spd 1.png Lull Atk/Spd 1--
FEH Lull Atk Spd 2.png Lull Atk/Spd 2FEH Lull Atk Spd 1.png Lull Atk/Spd 1-
FEH Lull Atk Spd 3.png Lull Atk/Spd 3FEH Lull Atk Spd 2.png Lull Atk/Spd 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Base Set[edit | edit source]
Counters[edit | edit source]
Skill Inheritance[edit | edit source]

Ending[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Book 1[edit | edit source]

Flirtatious Thief

"He gave up thievery and worked in Macedon."

Book 2[edit | edit source]

Honest Thief

"Along with Lena, he cared for orphans at a monastery in Macedon."

(If Lena died)
"He continued his beloved Lena’s will and cared for orphans."

Book 2[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Honest Thief

"Julian gave up thievery for good and found an honest job in Macedon."

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Noble Thief

"Together with Lena, Julian cared for orphans at a convent in Macedon."

Death Quote[edit | edit source]

“Looks like... the jig is up... Nngh, so long...”
—Julian's death quote in Shadow Dragon

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Julian/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Julian/Gallery.
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