“We are less than human now. We are no different from our swords themselves. Our hearts are cold, and we count the days we live solely by the flesh we cleave. What meaning can there be in such an existence?”
—Karla in a support conversation with Karel

Karla is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. She is the emotionally distant, naive and cool-natured sister of Karel, known as the Princess of Swords.

Profile Edit

It is implied in her supports with Farina that she and Karel were either born or have lived in Sacae, though she mentioned that her ancestors sailed from across the seas. She and her brother were raised in a place with no contact with the other Sacaen tribes, a place where women are not allowed to touch swords and have to always listen to what men say. With the law of inheritance meant only one would learn the secret ways of the family, she lost everyone in her family except Karel, who then severed ties to his past. She then wandered the continent in search of her brother.

While searching for her brother’s whereabouts, she would drop by various arenas, winning in succession until she came to be feared as the “Sword Princess.” In the arena she was challenged by Bartre, who she took interest in and they eventually grew to be lovers.

She later marries him and becomes the mother of Fir, but dies of illness a few years before the Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.


Although she has mastered the art of swordplay, she generally dislikes fighting and often finds peaceful methods of resolving conflict, fighting in arenas mainly in hopes of finding her brother. Still, due to not being influenced by the various other tribes, leading to an ignorant outlook of the world, and even after she finds out the truth about Karel, she strives to redeem him, or die trying.


Fire Emblem: The Blazing BladeEdit

Description: A dedicated swordfighter. Cool and detached.


In order to recruit her, three conditions have to be met: playing in Hector mode (whether Normal or Hard), having Bartre promoted to a level 5 Warrior before Chapter 31(x) starts, and including Bartre among the units taken into the stage itself. If all of this is fulfilled Karla appears as a neutral unit standing on top of the arena, and having Bartre talk to her will trigger a battle. Both Bartre and Karla must survive the fight in order for her to join your team.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Female Swordmaster Map Sprite Swordmaster GBADark Dark
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
5 29 14 21 18 16 11 12 7 6
Weapon Starting Items

Sword Sword - A

WodaoWo Dao

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 25% 45% 55% 40% 10% 20%


See also: Karla (The Blazing Blade)/Supports.


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Karla joins extremely late with lower stats than some of your other units and virtually no prospects at forming meaningful Support boosts. She possesses the Dark affinity, the rarest affinity in the game, and will thus almost never benefit from Tactician Stars in anything approximating optimal play. She is immediately surpassed by both Karel and Jaffar in virtually every area, her prospects for catching up to either are slim, and she will require loads of dedicated experience to train given her reasonably high starting level. Further complicating matters, her requirements for recruitment are obscure, and she will only be an option at all if the player chooses to raise Bartre. However, she has good accuracy, resistance, and avoid, despite having below average HP, Strength,and Defense. She CAN perform decently in the hard mode variant of Chapter 32x(H) , however, so long as the player is careful to avoid putting her in range of enemies wielding Swordslayers.

Despite her glaring flaws, Karla is competent enough to be combat-capable in the subsequent chapters. Her greatest weakness is her bleak outlook on strength, with very low growth and starting level, and almost no time for training.

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Sword Vassal
A traveling swordswoman in search of her brother. Her impressive skills and good looks have enlivened many arenas. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity: ★★★★★

Heroes Karla Sprite Title
Sword Vassal
Heroes Infantry Infantry
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Vassal's Blade
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze

FEH Sword Sword


FEH skill offenseIron Sword---
Steel Sword---
Wo Dao---
Vassal's Blade-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialDragon Gaze-FEH Star Rarity 5-
Draconic AuraDragon Gaze-FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Wrath 1 Wrath 1--
FEH Wrath 2 Wrath 2FEH Wrath 1 Wrath 1-
FEH Wrath 3 Wrath 3FEH Wrath 2 Wrath 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Even Spd Wave 1 Even Spd Wave 1--
FEH Even Spd Wave 2 Even Spd Wave 2FEH Even Spd Wave 1 Even Spd Wave 1-
FEH Even Spd Wave 3 Even Spd Wave 3FEH Even Spd Wave 2 Even Spd Wave 2FEH Star Rarity 5


“I've lived long enough. I've no regrets...”
—Final Chapter: Light Quote

Defeat quoteEdit

Karla: Too inexperienced... I'll never reach my brother now...
(End of chapter)
Hector: Oswin! What happened to that female swordfighter? Karla, wasn't it?
Oswin: It seems she was hurt in that last skirmish. She left without telling a soul.
Hector: Is that so? Well, that's that then.

Heroes Edit

Karla (The Blazing Blade)/Heroes Quotes

Possible EndingsEdit

Karla - The Sword VassalEdit

After the conflict, Karla became involved with a warrior that she met. She died of an illness several years later.

Karla and BartreEdit

Karla and Bartre were reunited in Ostia, During the battle, they became friends. That friendship deepened into love, and they were wed. Later, Karla died of illness. Bartre took their daughter to her uncle and joined Karla.

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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


Karla is a female variant of the name Karl.


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