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|image = [[File:FE10 Kieran Artwork.png‎|250px]]<br>Artwork of Kieran from ''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''.
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FE9 = [[File:Kieran.png|290px]]<br>Artwork of Kieran from ''[[Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]''.
|firstseen = Chapter 10: [[Prisoner Release]] (Joins in Chapter 11: [[Blood Runs Red]]) (Path of Radiance)<br>Part 2, Chapter 3: [[Geoffrey's Charge]] (Radiant Dawn)
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|-|FE10 = [[File:FE10 Kieran Artwork.png‎|250px]]<br>Artwork of Kieran from ''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''.
|class = [[Axe Knight]] (Path of Radiance)<br>[[Great Knight|Axe Paladin]] (Radiant Dawn)}}
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|jap_fullname ={{Hover|ケビン|Kebin}}, Kevin
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|gender =Male
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|race =[[Beorc]]
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|game =[[Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]<br>
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[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]
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|firstseen =Chapter 10: [[Prisoner Release]] (Joins in Chapter 11: [[Blood Runs Red]]) (Path of Radiance)<br>
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Part 2, Chapter 3: [[Geoffrey's Charge]] (Radiant Dawn)
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[[Axe Paladin]] (Radiant Dawn)
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{{Quote|I will brook no insult to my queen or my armor! You face Kieran, second commander of the Royal Knights...and your doom!|Kieran, fighting [[Valtome]] for honor}}
 
{{Quote|I will brook no insult to my queen or my armor! You face Kieran, second commander of the Royal Knights...and your doom!|Kieran, fighting [[Valtome]] for honor}}
   
'''Kieran''' (ケビン ''Kebin'', '''Kevin''' in the Japanese version) is a playable character from ''[[Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''. He is the sub-commander of the [[Crimean Royal Knights]], and serves under General [[Geoffrey]].
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'''Kieran''' is a playable character from ''[[Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''. He is the sub-commander of the [[Crimean Royal Knights]], and serves under General [[Geoffrey]].
   
==Biography==
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==Profile==
===Path of Radiance===
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===''Path of Radiance''===
In this game, Kieran serves as a member of Crimea's 5th Platoon, who, alongside Geoffrey, is entrusted with the honorable duty of escorting [[Elincia]], Crimea's secret princess, from the [[Daein]] attack on [[Melior]] during the Mad King's War. When the escort is later ambushed by Daein forces, he is captured by the Daein army and held in [[Castle Canteus]]. Kieran is later rescued by [[Ike]]'s forces, whereupon he will remain with them until the game reaches its conclusion. He will then cede his services back to Crimea, serving under the newly-crowned Queen Elincia.
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Serving as a member of [[Crimea]]'s 5th Platoon, who, alongside Geoffrey, was entrusted with the honorable duty of escorting [[Elincia]], Crimea's secret princess, from the [[Daein]] attack on [[Melior]] during the [[Mad King's War]]. When the escort is later ambushed by Daein forces, he is captured by the Daein army and held in [[Castle Canteus]]. Kieran is later rescued by [[Ike]]'s forces, whereupon he will remain with them until the game reaches its conclusion. He will then cede his services back to Crimea, serving under the newly-crowned Queen Elincia.
   
===Radiant Dawn===
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===''Radiant Dawn''===
Kieran is first introduced in this game in a base conversation in [[Geoffrey's Charge|Chapter 2-3]], where he is given a [[Silver Axe]] as a gift from Geoffrey himself. Alongside the other Crimean Royal Knights, Kieran will then fall into [[Ludveck]]'s trap and lay siege on Castle [[Felirae]]. They will then rush to [[Fort Alpea]] in the next preceding chapter, serving as reinforcements to Elincia's stranded forces.
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Three years later, in recognition of his deeds in the previous war, Kieran was able to rise all the way up to sub-commander of the Royal Guard. Receiving personal orders from Geoffrey to fight in order to prevent Duke Ludveck of Felirae’s coup d’état. Around that time, he also granted him a silver axe as a gift, making him elated to the point of forgetting his place.
   
Kieran later appears as an enemy unit in [[The Price|Chapter 3-12]] to the Daein army, most likely representing the Crimean Royal Knights in Geoffrey's absence. The chances of the player managing to engage him in battle, however, are rather slim.
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Alongside the other Crimean Royal Knights, Kieran will then lay siege to Castle [[Felirae]], essentially falling into [[Ludveck]]'s trap. The Royal Knights will then rush to [[Fort Alpea]] in the next preceding chapter, serving as reinforcements to Elincia's stranded forces.
   
Kieran will survive the judgment of [[Ashera]] in [[From Pain, Awakening|Chapter 3-E]], and may be assigned to either one of the three groups headed for the [[Tower of Guidance]].
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Kieran later appears as an enemy unit in [[The Price|Chapter 3-12]] to the Daein army, representing the Crimean Royal Knights in Geoffrey's absence. The chances of the player managing to engage him in battle, however, are very slim if [[Jill]] is not used to fly down the cliff.
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Kieran will survive the judgment of [[Ashera]] in [[From Pain, Awakening|Chapter 3-E]], and may be assigned to any one of the three groups headed for the [[Tower of Guidance]].
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
 
Kieran is a rather hotblooded, loud and proud individual, and is known to announce his name, rank and title before engaging in any battles. He is also extremely enthusiastic of his position as a Crimean Royal Knight, and constantly trains vigorously to protect his honor, often inflicting wounds upon himself in the process without realizing it. Furthermore, Kieran possesses an energetic and hyperactive disposition, and appears to be unable to quell his excitement in any given situation.
 
Kieran is a rather hotblooded, loud and proud individual, and is known to announce his name, rank and title before engaging in any battles. He is also extremely enthusiastic of his position as a Crimean Royal Knight, and constantly trains vigorously to protect his honor, often inflicting wounds upon himself in the process without realizing it. Furthermore, Kieran possesses an energetic and hyperactive disposition, and appears to be unable to quell his excitement in any given situation.
   
Kieran shares a bitter, yet one-sided, rivalry with [[Oscar]], whom he resents for leaving the Crimean Knights. According to a support conversation he shares with Oscar, his rivalry with Oscar started in their second year of enlistment in the Crimean Army when they had just completed their horsemanship training. According to Kieran, during a final horse race, Oscar beat him "by the smallest of margins," while Oscar recalls the distance to be "at least three lengths."
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Kieran shares a bitter, yet one-sided, rivalry with [[Oscar]], whom he resents for leaving the Crimean Knights. According to a [[support]] conversation he shares with Oscar, his rivalry with Oscar started in their second year of enlistment in the Crimean Army when they had just completed their horsemanship training. According to Kieran, during a final horse race, Oscar beat him "by the smallest of margins," while Oscar recalls the distance to be "at least three lengths." In the end, he and Oscar realize they want to save innocent civilians. Though they belong to different groups, they agree that they have the exact same motivations.
   
 
==Character Data==
 
==Character Data==
===Path of Radiance===
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===''Path of Radiance''===
 
====Recruitment====
 
====Recruitment====
 
*Chapter 11: The door to the prison cell that Kieran is held in must have been opened. Furthermore, he must have survived [[Prisoner Release|Chapter 10]].
 
*Chapter 11: The door to the prison cell that Kieran is held in must have been opened. Furthermore, he must have survived [[Prisoner Release|Chapter 10]].
   
 
====Base Stats====
 
====Base Stats====
{{CharstatFE9&10/start}}
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{{CharStat
|[[File:FE9 Kieran Axe Knight Sprite.png|80px]]<br>[[Axe Knight]]
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|game = fe9
|[[File:FE9Wind.gif|20px]][[Wind (affinity)|Wind]]
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|image = [[File:FE9 Kieran Axe Knight Sprite.png|80px]] [[Axe Knight]]
|12
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|Aff = [[File:FE9Wind.gif|20px]] [[Wind (affinity)|Wind]]
|30
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|Level = 12
|11
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|HP = 30
|1
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|Str = 11
|10
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|Mag = 1
|12
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|Skl = 10
|8
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|Spd = 12
|10
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|Lck = 8
|1
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|Def = 10
|10
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|Res = 1
|33
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|Con = 10
|8
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|Wt = 33
|[[File:FE9 Axe.png|20px]][[Axe]]- C
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|Move = 8
|[[File:Gamble (FE9).gif|20px]][[Gamble]]
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|Skill = [[File:Gamble (FE9).gif|20px]] [[Gamble]]
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|Weapon = [[File:FE9 Axe.png|20px]] [[Axe]] - C
|}
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|Item = -}}
   
 
====Growth Rates====
 
====Growth Rates====
{{ChargrowthFE9&10/start}}
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{{CharGrowth|game=fe9}}
 
|60%
 
|60%
 
|50%
 
|50%
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====Support Conversations====
 
====Support Conversations====
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{{SeeAlso|Kieran/Supports}}
 
*[[Oscar]]
 
*[[Oscar]]
 
*[[Rhys]]
 
*[[Rhys]]
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*[[Geoffrey]]: 5%
 
*[[Geoffrey]]: 5%
   
====Promotional Gains====
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====Promotion Gains====
'''Promotion to [[File:FE9 Kieran Paladin Sprite.png|50px]][[Paladin]]'''<br>
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{{PromotionGains
*'''HP:''' +3
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|game = fe9
*'''Strength:''' +2
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|req = ([[File:FE9masterseal.gif]] [[Master Seal]])
*'''Magic:''' +2
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|class = [[File:FE9 Kieran Paladin Sprite.png|50px]] [[Paladin]]
*'''Skill:''' +2
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|lv = 1
*'''Speed:''' +2
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|hp = +3
*'''Defense:''' +2
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|str = +2
*'''Resistance:''' +3
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|mag = +2
*'''Con:''' +1
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|skl = +2
*'''Move:''' +1
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|spd = +2
*'''Cap:''' +5
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|def = +2
*'''E [[File:FE9 Sword.png|20px]] / [[File:FE9 Lance.png|20px]] / [[File:FE9 Bow.png|20px]] Rank'''*
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|res = +3
'''*''' Depends on the choice made by the player.
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|con = +1
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|mov = +1
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|wrank = {{Weapon|9|sword}} / {{Weapon|9|lance}} / {{Weapon|9|bow}} E*
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''*''Depends on player's choice.
   
 
====Overall====
 
====Overall====
Kieran is a well-rounded unit in this game. He may join the player's army relatively late, but he still proves be a very useful unit, especially if he is assigned [[Swords]] or [[Lance (weapon)|Lances]] when he is promoted. Kieran has a high chance of capping his Strength, and, to a smaller extent, his Skill. His other stats are average, apart from his relatively high defenses. To further increase his usability, the player is strongly advised to replacing Kieran's Gamble skill with either [[Savior]], [[Provoke]], or [[Resolve]].
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{{Subjective}}
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Kieran has a somewhat rocky start due to fairly middling bases and the high weight of axes, but he's well worth the investment to make good. Mounted units dominate in FE9, due to high movement, the ability to rescue most units, and to move again after attacking. His strength growth is solid, and his speed growth is acceptable as well, meaning that he'll reliably gain attack speed with most levels. You can equip him with the Knight Ward to both increase his bulk and give him an extra 30% in his speed growth. Giving him the energy drop and/or speedwing from chapter 13 is also a good idea, as they help patch up these initial issues. It could even be argued that Kieran is so good, it's worth saving the chapter 2 speedwing for him to use. However, most players will understandably prefer to use that on Boyd or Oscar. Once Kieran gets up to speed, he will join Titania as one of the poster children for why axes are the best weapon type in Tellius. With hand axes being such potent 1-2 range weapons, with the potential to be forged later on for even more power, he will quickly begin to achieve one of the highest kill counts in Ike's army. He's also an ideal candidate for an Occult scroll, since he sees a lot of combat and deals heavy damage, as Sol will allow him to heal himself with relative frequency.
   
===Radiant Dawn===
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His weapon choice upon promotion matters little, as he already has the best weapon type in the game. Bows give him more ranged options, but considering he starts at E rank, hand axes will usually be better. Lances helps to cover up his weakness to swords, but Kieran is able to reliably fight against the weapon triangle, especially later on. Ultimately, it's down to player preference.
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===''Radiant Dawn''===
 
====Availability====
 
====Availability====
 
{{FE10/availability}}
 
{{FE10/availability}}
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◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected △=Reinforcement
 
◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected △=Reinforcement
   
 
====Base Stats====
 
====Base Stats====
{{CharstatFE9&10/start}}
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{{CharStat
|[[File:FE10 Kieran Axe Paladin Sprite.png|40px]]<br>[[Great Knight|Axe Paladin]]
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|game = fe10
|[[File:FE10Wind.png|20px]][[Wind (affinity)|Wind]]
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|image = [[File:FE10 Kieran Axe Paladin Sprite.png|40px]] [[Great Knight|Axe Paladin]]
|11
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|Aff = [[File:FE10Wind.png|20px]] [[Wind (affinity)|Wind]]
|41
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|Level = 11
|21
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|HP = 41
|6
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|Str = 21
|20
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|Mag = 6
|20
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|Skl = 20
|16
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|Spd = 20
|18
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|Lck = 16
|11
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|Def = 18
|11
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|Res = 11
|36
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|Con = 11
|9
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|Wt = 36
|[[File:FE10 Axe.gif|20px]][[Axe]]- A
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|Move = 9
|[[File:Gamble.png|20px]] [[Gamble]]<br>[[File:Canto.png|20px]] [[Canto]]
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|Skill = [[File:Gamble.png|20px]] [[Gamble]]<br>[[File:Canto.png|20px]] [[Canto]]
|[[File:FE10steelpoleax.png|20px]][[Steel Poleax]]<br>[[File:FE10handaxe.png|20px]][[Hand Axe]]<br>[[File:FE10vulnerary.png|20px]][[Vulnerary]]
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|Weapon = [[File:FE10 Axe.gif|20px]] [[Axe]] - A
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|Item = [[File:FE10steelpoleax.png|20px]] [[Steel Poleax]]<br>[[File:FE10handaxe.png|20px]] [[Hand Axe]]<br>[[File:FE10vulnerary.png|20px]] [[Vulnerary]]}}
   
 
====Growth Rates====
 
====Growth Rates====
{{ChargrowthFE9&10/start}}
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{{CharGrowth|game=fe10}}
 
|75%
 
|75%
 
|60%
 
|60%
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*[[Geoffrey]]: 5%
 
*[[Geoffrey]]: 5%
   
====Promotional Gains====
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====Promotion Gains====
'''Promotion to [[File:FE10 Kieran Gold Knight Sprite.png|30px]][[Gold Knight]]'''<br>
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{{PromotionGains
*'''HP:''' +4
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|game = fe10
*'''Strength:''' +2
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|req = ([[File:FE10mastercrown.png]] [[Master Crown]])
*'''Magic:''' +4
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|class = [[File:FE10 Kieran Gold Knight Sprite.png|30px]] [[Gold Knight]]
*'''Skill:''' +2
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|lv = 1
*'''Speed:''' +2
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|hp = +4
*'''Defense:''' +2
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|str = +2
*'''Resistance:''' +4
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|mag = +4
*'''Con:''' +0
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|skl = +2
*'''Move:''' +0
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|spd = +2
*'''C [[File:FE10 Sword.gif|20px]] Rank'''
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|def = +2
*'''[[File:Sol.png|20px]] [[Sol (Skill)|Sol]] skill'''
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|res = +4
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|con = +0
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|mov = +0
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|skills = [[File:Sol.png|20px]] [[Sol (Skill)|Sol]]
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|wrank = {{Weapon|10|sword}} C
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}}
   
==Quotes==
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==== Overall ====
===C Support with [[Rhys]]===
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Kieran joins with [[Geoffrey]], [[Makalov]], [[Astrid]], and [[Devdan|Danved]] in Chapter 2-3. He, along with Geoffrey, is a high-level second-tier Paladin, and comes with well distributed [[Base Stat]]s. His [[HP]] is the higher than even Geoffrey, who's HP is not very high but it's still notable. His [[Strength]] is high enough that he won't have to worry about being weighed down, even by the [[Steel Poleax]], the heaviest weapon in the game, therefore his solid base [[Speed (stat)|Speed]], will not be lowered in battle. His base [[Skill]] and [[Defense (stat)|Defense]] are also good. His [[Resistance]] is quite low, however. If planning to bench the Crimean Royal Knights later, Geoffrey and Kieran will basically power through 2-3 and parts of 2-E, with maybe some supports from the others. Growth-wise, he has fantastic HP, Strength, and Defense, and his Skill is decent. His Speed, Resistance, and [[Luck]] are rather low.
'''Kieran:''' Hey, Rhys! Nice day, isn't it.<br>
 
'''Rhys:''' Oh, hello, Kier... Yaaaa! What happened to you!?<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Huh? What is it?<br>
 
'''Rhys:''' Th-there's blood gushing down the side of your head!<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Hm? Why, so there is... Isn't that odd?<br>
 
'''Rhys:''' Odd? Please, hold still! Just stay there! Let me get my heal staff and--<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Heal staff? Bah! I'm fine. A scratch like this will heal itself! You should have seen the time I fought the Giant Scorpions of--<br>
 
'''Rhys:''' Oh, my goodness! Are you kidding!? Please! Hold still... ...Phew! That should do it. But...how did you hurt yourself?<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Oh, I was just training over there... Must have gotten a little crazy! Hiyaaaaaa! Whaaaaaaa!<br>
 
'''Rhys:''' Who were you sparring with? And why did they hit you hard enough to draw blood?<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Sparring? Ha! No one spars with Kieran! I'm too much man for them! No, I was just swinging my axe around.<br>
 
'''Rhys:''' H-how do you cut yourself swinging--<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Rhys? I'm a Crimean knight! We fear neither blood, nor pain, nor terribly sharp implements being inserted into our...<br>
 
'''Rhys:''' Ooooooohhh...<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' ...Eh? What's wrong, Rhys?<br>
 
'''Rhys:''' I... I'm sorry. I just got a little lightheaded there... Do you always put yourself through such harsh training?<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Of course! I'm a Crimean knight! I never cut corners in my training! Why, even if the enemy were to lance me with a thousand barbed and poisoned needles, I would never stop!<br>
 
'''Rhys:''' Well, that's an...admirable attitude... But I'm still concerned... Oh, dear me.
 
   
===B Support with [[Marcia]]===
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After Part 2, he will quite easily fall behind [[Titania]] and [[Oscar]] by the time Chapter 3-9 rolls around. He can still be trained to become a Gold Knight quite easily if fed enough during 3-9, 3-11, and 3-E, or if [[Bonus Experience]] is used as he will cap his HP, Strength, and Defense quite easily allowing for efficient BEXP use.
'''Kieran:''' Marcia!<br>
 
'''Marcia:''' Oh, hiya, Kieran. How's your horse?<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Oh, he's much better! And it's all thanks to you! When he took ill, I didn't know what to do, but... Your first aid saved the day!<br>
 
'''Marcia:''' Poor guy was exhausted from the constant marching. We've been fighting everywhere. I don't blame him for collapsing. Let him rest until he gets used to this new land. I'm sure he'll get better.<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' I had no such knowledge, for I had never fought beyond the borders of sweet Crimea. I thank you with all my heart!<br>
 
'''Marcia:''' Pfff! Please! It's no big deal. I've seen much worse.<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Nevertheless, I, Crimean Royal Knight, Fifth Platoon Captain Kieran, shall return the favor no matter--<br>
 
'''Marcia:''' Hey! Big fella! I told you, thanks aren't necessary. I'm sure that we'll run into something that you can help me with... Er...at least, I guess that might happen... So you can just help me out when that situation arrives. ...If it arrives.<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Say no more! I will do so with my life!<br>
 
'''Marcia:''' Please! Keep your life! Oh, that reminds me... Didn't you want to ask me something the other day?<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Oh, that... Well, with my horse's illness and all, I've forgotten what it was... But, by my axe, I swear that I will--<br>
 
'''Marcia:''' Keep your axe too! Good gravy, I can't deal with this guy!
 
   
===A Support with [[Oscar]]===
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Among all the potential [[Gold Knight]]s and [[Silver Knight]]s, Kieran has the highest Strength cap, at 36, and the lowest speed cap, at 31. Compared to Titania, he has lower speed and skill but higher HP, slightly higher Strength, and much higher Defense. His resistance is slightly worse, as is his luck and magic. Compared to Makalov, he has much worse Speed, better strength, slightly better Defense, similar skill, worse luck, and similar resistance. Overall, he's the most physically durable along with makalov but has weakpoints in his other stats.
'''Kieran:''' Oscar!!<br>
 
'''Oscar:''' Hello, Kieran. Are you going to ask me to return to the Crimean knights again?<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' You guessed it! I'm a Crimean knight... and I'm very proud of that fact! No better friend! No worse enemy! A knight distinguishes himself in battle, returning in triumph to hear adulation from the people and praise from his lord! When you make your name as a knight, everyone knows you! The world is laid at your feet! And above all else, you can defend our beloved Crimea and her people with your own two hands!!<br />
 
'''Oscar:''' That certainly sounds nice.<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' It's better than the life of a mercenary, cavorting with outlaws and entering battles from which you never return! Why, Oscar? Why!? I just don't get it!<br>
 
'''Oscar:''' ...<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' You're my archrival! That's an honor! I know your true skills better than anyone. If you say you will come back, I'll do everything I can to recommend your honorable return to the knights!<br>
 
'''Oscar:''' Heh. Thanks, Kieran. But I'm not returning. After joining the mercenaries, I had a chance to see the world. I saw grief with my own eyes. People subjugated by the powerful, losing everything and dying alone... Countries can't save people like that. It's up to men like us--men who are in the thick of the action--to aid those who cannot aid themselves. Besides, I have no use for honor. As long as I can defend the family called the Greil Mercenaries, I'm happy.<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' Bla... Blast! You've outdone me again! How can this be? I don't know why or how, but... I feel you beat me yet again!<br>
 
'''Oscar:''' You didn't lose. There are many things that a brave knight like yourself can do that we mercenaries cannot. So let's both do our best. We may stand on different sides of the field, but we aspire to the same ideal.<br>
 
'''Kieran:''' I see... Then I will ask you no more!! Watch me! When Crimea is fully restored, my distinguished services will resonate throughout the ages! You'll hear about it wherever you are! I'll make sure of it!<br>
 
'''Oscar:''' ...Yes, I'm sure you will. And when I hear your brave tales, I'll toast your success!
 
   
===Death/Defeat Quotes===
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==Death/Defeat Quotes==
====Path of Radiance====
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===Path of Radiance===
 
{{Quote|Long live Crimea! Queen Elincia... May fortune smile on you...|Kieran's death quote in ''Path of Radiance''.}}
 
{{Quote|Long live Crimea! Queen Elincia... May fortune smile on you...|Kieran's death quote in ''Path of Radiance''.}}
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===Radiant Dawn===
====Radiant Dawn====
 
 
*In Part 2: Chapter 3
 
*In Part 2: Chapter 3
'''Kieran:''' General... Forgive me! I should have... trained harder...<br />
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'''Kieran:''' General... Forgive me! I should have... trained harder...<br>
'''Geoffrey:''' Kieran... No! I'm coming to help you! Hold tight! Kieran!!
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'''Geoffrey:''' Kieran... No! I'm coming to help you! Hold tight! Kieran!!
 
(Kieran dies, game over)
 
(Kieran dies, game over)
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*In Part 3: Chapter 10 (as NPC)
 
*In Part 3: Chapter 10 (as NPC)
'''Kieran:''' Hack... I have dishonoured myself before Queen Elincia!<br />
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'''Kieran:''' Hack... I have dishonoured myself before Queen Elincia!<br>
'''Elincia:''' Kieran, you must retreat! Please, don't throw your life away.<br />
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'''Elincia:''' Kieran, you must retreat! Please, don't throw your life away.<br>
'''Kieran:''' As... As you wish!
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'''Kieran:''' As... As you wish!
 
(Kieran retreats)
 
(Kieran retreats)
   
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"General, you are Crimea's savior! For your meritorious service, I salute you! Huzzah! Nay, a thousand huzzahs!"
 
"General, you are Crimea's savior! For your meritorious service, I salute you! Huzzah! Nay, a thousand huzzahs!"
 
===Radiant Dawn===
 
===Radiant Dawn===
*'''Veteran Knight''' (剛の騎士 ''Tsuyoshi no kishi'', lit. '''Just Knight''')
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*'''Veteran Knight''' (剛の騎士, ''Tsuyoshi no kishi'', lit. '''Just Knight''')
 
<u>Kieran served the royal family with nearly fanatical verve. His voice could be heard from anywhere in the castle.</u>
 
<u>Kieran served the royal family with nearly fanatical verve. His voice could be heard from anywhere in the castle.</u>
 
==Archetype==
 
Kieran is a representation of the green cavalier in the classic [[Abel]] and [[Cain]] [[Archetype]].
 
   
 
==Etymology==
 
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Kieran is referred to as Queranus in Latin. It is also used in the vernacular of older rural Irish folk, who refer to it as small, irregular lumps of turf.
 
Kieran is referred to as Queranus in Latin. It is also used in the vernacular of older rural Irish folk, who refer to it as small, irregular lumps of turf.
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His Japanese name, Kevin, is an angelicized form of the Irish-Gaelic Caoimhín, meaning "little comedic one". This may refer to his personality, as he can be very comedic in many situations.
   
 
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File:Kieran.jpg|Artwork of Kieran in ''Path of Radiance''.
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File:Kierancipher1.png|Kieran as an Axe Knight in ''Cipher''.
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File:FE9 Kieran Portrait.png|Kieran's portrait in ''Path of Radiance''.
 
File:FE9 Kieran Portrait.png|Kieran's portrait in ''Path of Radiance''.
 
File:Kieran FE10.png|Kieran's portrait in ''Radiant Dawn''.
 
File:Kieran FE10.png|Kieran's portrait in ''Radiant Dawn''.
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“I will brook no insult to my queen or my armor! You face Kieran, second commander of the Royal Knights...and your doom!”
—Kieran, fighting Valtome for honor

Kieran is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is the sub-commander of the Crimean Royal Knights, and serves under General Geoffrey.

ProfileEdit

Path of RadianceEdit

Serving as a member of Crimea's 5th Platoon, who, alongside Geoffrey, was entrusted with the honorable duty of escorting Elincia, Crimea's secret princess, from the Daein attack on Melior during the Mad King's War. When the escort is later ambushed by Daein forces, he is captured by the Daein army and held in Castle Canteus. Kieran is later rescued by Ike's forces, whereupon he will remain with them until the game reaches its conclusion. He will then cede his services back to Crimea, serving under the newly-crowned Queen Elincia.

Radiant DawnEdit

Three years later, in recognition of his deeds in the previous war, Kieran was able to rise all the way up to sub-commander of the Royal Guard. Receiving personal orders from Geoffrey to fight in order to prevent Duke Ludveck of Felirae’s coup d’état. Around that time, he also granted him a silver axe as a gift, making him elated to the point of forgetting his place.

Alongside the other Crimean Royal Knights, Kieran will then lay siege to Castle Felirae, essentially falling into Ludveck's trap. The Royal Knights will then rush to Fort Alpea in the next preceding chapter, serving as reinforcements to Elincia's stranded forces.

Kieran later appears as an enemy unit in Chapter 3-12 to the Daein army, representing the Crimean Royal Knights in Geoffrey's absence. The chances of the player managing to engage him in battle, however, are very slim if Jill is not used to fly down the cliff.

Kieran will survive the judgment of Ashera in Chapter 3-E, and may be assigned to any one of the three groups headed for the Tower of Guidance.

PersonalityEdit

Kieran is a rather hotblooded, loud and proud individual, and is known to announce his name, rank and title before engaging in any battles. He is also extremely enthusiastic of his position as a Crimean Royal Knight, and constantly trains vigorously to protect his honor, often inflicting wounds upon himself in the process without realizing it. Furthermore, Kieran possesses an energetic and hyperactive disposition, and appears to be unable to quell his excitement in any given situation.

Kieran shares a bitter, yet one-sided, rivalry with Oscar, whom he resents for leaving the Crimean Knights. According to a support conversation he shares with Oscar, his rivalry with Oscar started in their second year of enlistment in the Crimean Army when they had just completed their horsemanship training. According to Kieran, during a final horse race, Oscar beat him "by the smallest of margins," while Oscar recalls the distance to be "at least three lengths." In the end, he and Oscar realize they want to save innocent civilians. Though they belong to different groups, they agree that they have the exact same motivations.

Character DataEdit

Path of RadianceEdit

RecruitmentEdit

  • Chapter 11: The door to the prison cell that Kieran is held in must have been opened. Furthermore, he must have survived Chapter 10.

Base StatsEdit

Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Kieran Axe Knight Sprite Axe KnightFE9Wind Wind
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
12301111012810110338
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Gamble (FE9) GambleFE9 Axe Axe - C-

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 50% 15% 50% 40% 25% 40% 30%

Support ConversationsEdit

See also: Kieran/Supports.

Bond SupportEdit

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE9masterseal Master Seal) FE9 Kieran Paladin Sprite Paladin
1 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE9 Sword / FE9 Lance / FE9 Bow E*

*Depends on player's choice.

OverallEdit

Secret Book (Artwork)
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.

Kieran has a somewhat rocky start due to fairly middling bases and the high weight of axes, but he's well worth the investment to make good. Mounted units dominate in FE9, due to high movement, the ability to rescue most units, and to move again after attacking. His strength growth is solid, and his speed growth is acceptable as well, meaning that he'll reliably gain attack speed with most levels. You can equip him with the Knight Ward to both increase his bulk and give him an extra 30% in his speed growth. Giving him the energy drop and/or speedwing from chapter 13 is also a good idea, as they help patch up these initial issues. It could even be argued that Kieran is so good, it's worth saving the chapter 2 speedwing for him to use. However, most players will understandably prefer to use that on Boyd or Oscar. Once Kieran gets up to speed, he will join Titania as one of the poster children for why axes are the best weapon type in Tellius. With hand axes being such potent 1-2 range weapons, with the potential to be forged later on for even more power, he will quickly begin to achieve one of the highest kill counts in Ike's army. He's also an ideal candidate for an Occult scroll, since he sees a lot of combat and deals heavy damage, as Sol will allow him to heal himself with relative frequency.

His weapon choice upon promotion matters little, as he already has the best weapon type in the game. Bows give him more ranged options, but considering he starts at E rank, hand axes will usually be better. Lances helps to cover up his weakness to swords, but Kieran is able to reliably fight against the weapon triangle, especially later on. Ultimately, it's down to player preference.

Radiant DawnEdit

AvailabilityEdit

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Endgame
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 E A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected △=Reinforcement

Base StatsEdit

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Kieran Axe Paladin Sprite Axe PaladinFE10Wind Wind
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
1141216202016181111369
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Gamble Gamble
Canto Canto
FE10 Axe Axe - AFE10steelpoleax Steel Poleax
FE10handaxe Hand Axe
FE10vulnerary Vulnerary

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75% 60% 15% 40% 30% 30% 60% 25%

BiorhythmEdit

RD Biorhythm D

Bond SupportEdit

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE10mastercrown Master Crown) FE10 Kieran Gold Knight Sprite Gold Knight
1 +4 +2 +4 +2 +2 +2 +4 +0 +0
Skills Weapon Levels
Sol Sol FE10 Sword C

Overall Edit

Kieran joins with Geoffrey, Makalov, Astrid, and Danved in Chapter 2-3. He, along with Geoffrey, is a high-level second-tier Paladin, and comes with well distributed Base Stats. His HP is the higher than even Geoffrey, who's HP is not very high but it's still notable. His Strength is high enough that he won't have to worry about being weighed down, even by the Steel Poleax, the heaviest weapon in the game, therefore his solid base Speed, will not be lowered in battle. His base Skill and Defense are also good. His Resistance is quite low, however. If planning to bench the Crimean Royal Knights later, Geoffrey and Kieran will basically power through 2-3 and parts of 2-E, with maybe some supports from the others. Growth-wise, he has fantastic HP, Strength, and Defense, and his Skill is decent. His Speed, Resistance, and Luck are rather low.

After Part 2, he will quite easily fall behind Titania and Oscar by the time Chapter 3-9 rolls around. He can still be trained to become a Gold Knight quite easily if fed enough during 3-9, 3-11, and 3-E, or if Bonus Experience is used as he will cap his HP, Strength, and Defense quite easily allowing for efficient BEXP use.

Among all the potential Gold Knights and Silver Knights, Kieran has the highest Strength cap, at 36, and the lowest speed cap, at 31. Compared to Titania, he has lower speed and skill but higher HP, slightly higher Strength, and much higher Defense. His resistance is slightly worse, as is his luck and magic. Compared to Makalov, he has much worse Speed, better strength, slightly better Defense, similar skill, worse luck, and similar resistance. Overall, he's the most physically durable along with makalov but has weakpoints in his other stats.

Death/Defeat QuotesEdit

Path of RadianceEdit

“Long live Crimea! Queen Elincia... May fortune smile on you...”
—Kieran's death quote in Path of Radiance.

Radiant DawnEdit

  • In Part 2: Chapter 3

Kieran: General... Forgive me! I should have... trained harder...
Geoffrey: Kieran... No! I'm coming to help you! Hold tight! Kieran!! (Kieran dies, game over)

  • In Part 3: Chapter 10 (as NPC)

Kieran: Hack... I have dishonoured myself before Queen Elincia!
Elincia: Kieran, you must retreat! Please, don't throw your life away.
Kieran: As... As you wish! (Kieran retreats)

EpilogueEdit

Path of RadianceEdit

"General, you are Crimea's savior! For your meritorious service, I salute you! Huzzah! Nay, a thousand huzzahs!"

Radiant DawnEdit

  • Veteran Knight (剛の騎士, Tsuyoshi no kishi, lit. Just Knight)

Kieran served the royal family with nearly fanatical verve. His voice could be heard from anywhere in the castle.

EtymologyEdit

Kieran is an alternative spelling of the Irish Ciarán, which means "small dark one". Ciarán comes from the Irish word "Ciar", which means either dark or black. Ciar can be linked back to Ciar, son of Fergus, King of Ulster. Ciar is linked to many other names, including Kerry, which hereby means Ciar's People.

Kieran is referred to as Queranus in Latin. It is also used in the vernacular of older rural Irish folk, who refer to it as small, irregular lumps of turf.

His Japanese name, Kevin, is an angelicized form of the Irish-Gaelic Caoimhín, meaning "little comedic one". This may refer to his personality, as he can be very comedic in many situations.

GalleryEdit

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