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“Okay, now let me cheer you up with my latest dance!”
—Larum to Douglas in a support conversation

Larum is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. She is a dancer and a member of the resistance forces against the Etrurian government. She is also the adopted daughter of Etruria's Great General, Douglas, as well as a potential love interest of Roy. If Elffin is recruited instead, she takes the role of the character who manages the Auguries.

She makes a brief cameo appearance in chapter 17 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.

Profile[]

Originally part of a group that was to be a mediator with Elffin, they came to participating in espionage against the enemy in order to return a favor to the Resistance that saved them.

Personality[]

A particularly boisterous and loud person, Larum tends to act very childish at times and scream and yell at inopportune times. The only two people that tend to take Larum seriously are Douglas and Ogier, in which Larum responds by trying to impress her father and teasing Ogier, causing both to humor her actions in their own way.

Larum also often seems to be somewhat detached from reality, as she does not take much consideration into what she says or does and often daydreams out loud or acts out something she wishes would happen, as her B Support with Geese sees her acting out a fantasy she has of Roy rescuing her from 'the pirate', pretending to be both Roy and herself as she monologues, eventually prompting Geese to leave.

Larum also has an interest in cooking that is revealed in a couple of her supports, though she is apparently very bad at it (with Echidna refusing to even call it by that name.). The only two people who ever ate her cooking without complaint were Elffin and Douglas, though only the latter is able to eat it without any problems, as Echidna seems to be the only person to criticize Larum's cooking in front of her, with most people never doing so out of kindness.

Notably, Larum quickly develops an evident crush on Roy after being saved by him, to the point that she willingly tends to presume it in front of others, as revealed in support conversations with him and Geese and she never gives up even if he doesn't feel the same of her and avoids her. Depending on the player's choices, Larum and Roy can slowly grow closer during the war, with Roy overcoming his flustered attitude towards her and they can marry if they reach the highest support level, even if Larum needs to face then Pheraens' distrust.

In-Game[]

The Binding Blade[]

Description: A young dancer helping the resistance on the Western Isles.

Recruitment[]

If the player visits the house on the left or neither of them in Chapter 9, Larum automatically joins at the start of Chapter 11A.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Dancer Map Sprite DancerGBAThunder Thunder
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
114121192445
WeaponStarting Items
-VulneraryVulnerary

Growth Rates[]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 10% 5% 70% 80% 20% 30%

Supports[]

See also: Larum/Supports

Overall[]

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.

Larum is the A-route version of Elffin and does the same thing that he does, refresh units. Even though her stats are low, since you can just rescue drop her out of the way to keep her safe, her stats do not really matter. She eventually builds enough Evasion (through her excellent Speed and Luck growths) to make having her out in the open somewhat safe, though, if you're using her enough each chapter.

A Dancer can enable many interesting strategies, like having an extra Warp use, having a unit attack with a long range tome and use a status staff in the same turn, move further, and many more things, making Larum one of the most useful units in the game. That doesn't even touch on how you need her to recruit Perceval.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Sprightly Dancer
Foster daughter of Douglas, Great General of Etruria. She aids Elffin and proves herself with her skills at gathering information. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Larum Heroes SpriteTitle
Sprightly Dancer
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
34/37/41
5/6/7
29/32/35
8/9/10
36/39/43
2/3/4
15/18/21
3/4/5
27/30/33
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Dragonslasher
FEH skill support Dance
FEH Dagger Dagger

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Dagger---
Steel Dagger-FEH Star Rarity 3-
DragonslasherSteel DaggerFEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Dragonslasher+DragonslasherFEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportDance--FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Disarm Trap 1 Disarm Trap 1--
FEH Disarm Trap 2 Disarm Trap 2FEH Disarm Trap 1 Disarm Trap 1-
FEH Disarm Trap 3 Disarm Trap 3FEH Disarm Trap 2 Disarm Trap 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Spd Res Gap 1 Spd/Res Gap 1--
FEH Spd Res Gap 2 Spd/Res Gap 2FEH Spd Res Gap 1 Spd/Res Gap 1-
FEH Spd Res Gap 3 Spd/Res Gap 3FEH Spd Res Gap 2 Spd/Res Gap 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]

As with most refresher units that made the jump to the mobile game, Larum is a very different unit in Heroes, especially hailing from a game where refreshers can't attack. Larum is now a Dagger unit armed with a Dragonslasher+ that grants her effective damage against Dragonstone-wielding enemies, presumably in reference to the many Dragon enemies in Binding Blade. Outside of this, the rest of her kit is purely support-oriented: having Disarm Trap neutralizes Bolt and Heavy Traps she ends her turn on top of (Aether Raids only), Spd/Res Gap bolsters the ally with the most Spd/Res on the team with an additional +5 to both stats, and of course Dance grants an ally another action.

Counters[]

Larum is very frail. While her Speed stat was once among the highest in the game, this is balanced by her Defense being among the lowest, so anything that targets Defense is likely to KO her in one hit. Her Resistance is slightly riskier to target, as Larum has enough Resistance to take a magic hit and retaliate against Tome units that usually also have a weaker Defense stat; Larum's Attack stat may be low, but it will still be enough to KO a similarly low-Defense unit if her Speed lets her hit twice.

Skill Inheritance[]

With Tethys sharing Larum's classing and being a much more available option to build a supportive Dagger Infantry refresher, Larum herself really has only one skillset worth considering: raw offense with Dance thrown in. The combination of Vicious Dagger / Courtly Fan and Windsweep / Watersweep works especially well with her Speed, letting her attack certain enemies without fear of reprisal and disabling effects that prevent her from doubling. She will have trouble securing kills without a high-cooldown Special like Dragon Fang, Glacies, or (ideally) Lethality, but as an Infantry unit she has access to Flashing Blade to accelerate the charge and will rarely have trouble activating it due to her Speed.

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Sprightly Dancer Larum
Larum sprightly dancer pop01 The Western Isles of Elibe suffered under a tyrannical ruler, but there was a resistance movement fighting back against their oppressors. Among them was Larum, the energetic young dancer who's larger than life!
Larum sprightly dancer pop02 When Roy arrived on the Western Isles, Larum successfully petitioned him to aid the resistance. Joining forces with their leader, Echidna, Roy fought to free the isles from its oppressors.
Larum sprightly dancer pop03 Aside from helping the resistance, Larum had other goals in mind. Her adoptive father—Douglas, the Great General of Etruria—had asked her to protect someone important
Larum sprightly dancer pop04 There's certainly more than meets the eye when it comes to Larum, but what girl doesn't have a secret or two? Anyway, I hope she'll stick around to lift everyone's spirits with her dancing!
Closely Associated Characters
Roy The son of Eliwood, Marquess of Pherae and talented leader of its army. Larum owes him a great deal.
Elffin A bard who also serves as tactician for the resistance. Quiet yet shrewd. Larum is his subordinate.
Echidna Hero who leads the resistance of the Western Isles. Bold, strong, and dependable. She is Larum's ally.

Dancing Bride
Adopted daughter of the renowned Douglas, Great General of Etruria. She aims to draw all eyes to her bridal attire with her artful dancing. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base Stats[]

Rarity:✯✯✯✯✯

Larum Dancing Bride Heroes spriteTitle
Dancing Bride
Group
Heroes Flying Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
35/38/42
3/4/5
29/32/35
9/10/11
37/40/44
3/4/5
22/26/29
6/7/8
28/31/34
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Bridal Sunflower+
FEH skill support Dance
FEH Lance Lance

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Bridal Sunflower---
Bridal Sunflower+--FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportDance---
BFEH Atk Cantrip 1 Atk Cantrip 1--
FEH Atk Cantrip 2 Atk Cantrip 2FEH Atk Cantrip 1 Atk Cantrip 1-
FEH Atk Cantrip 3 Atk Cantrip 3FEH Atk Cantrip 2 Atk Cantrip 2-
CFEH Guidance 1 Guidance 1--
FEH Guidance 2 Guidance 2FEH Guidance 1 Guidance 1-
FEH Guidance 3 Guidance 3FEH Guidance 2 Guidance 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Dancing Bride Larum
Larum dancing bride pop01 Larum's a dancer who brought the Western Isles of Elibe to life with her moves, but today, she's making her debut at the bridal festival in her new bridal outfit!
Larum dancing bride pop02 You might think that's a staff she's holding, but it's actually a bouquet stand. Check out those cheerful sunflowers at the top!
Larum dancing bride pop03 Meanwhile, Larum's outfit features a dynamic design that focuses on ease of movement—just the thing for a dancer! The miniskirt is covered by a transparent top layer, giving it an eye-catching visual effect.
Larum dancing bride pop04 Larum brought the party to the bridal festival, and now she's even started dancing for the crowd! I'm sure her performance will only add to the excitement of the festivities!
Closely Associated Characters
Roy The son of Eliwood, Marquess of Pherae. Talented leader of Pherae's army. Larum owes him a great deal.
Elffin A bard who also serves as tactician for the resistance. Quiet yet shrewd. Larum is his subordinate.
Echidna Resistance leader of the Western Isles. She's highly capable and many rely on her. Larum's ally.

Quotes[]

“Sorry father, now is the time.”
—Larum's death quote in The Binding Blade.

Heroes[]

Larum/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[]

Larum - Cheerful Dancer (陽気な踊り子, Yōkina odoriko)
Larum continued to travel around the world as a wandering dancer. Her energetic and cheerful dancing struck the hearts of many, and her style has been passed on through many generations to this day.
Larum and Roy
Larum accompanied Roy to Pherae, where they married. Many voiced their discontent at bringing in a woman of unknown origins into the family, but Larum's perseverance and unbending will earned her respect. She then proceeded to live happily with Roy.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 594 CYL Larum Portrait
The Binding Blade
131
CYL2 523
↑71
CYL Larum Portrait
The Binding Blade
218
↑87
CYL3 439
↑84
CYL Larum Portrait
The Binding Blade
238
↑20
CYL4 542
↓103
CYL Larum Portrait
The Binding Blade
47
↓191
CYL5 461
↑81
CYL Larum Portrait
The Binding Blade
44
↓3
CYL6 468
↓7
CYL Larum Portrait
The Binding Blade
48
↑4

CYL7 403
↑65
CYL Larum Portrait
The Binding Blade
29
↓19

Etymology[]

Mater Larum is a silent Roman goddess, the protector of households. She was associated with the lares, the place where the fire was lit for cooking and heating, a concept that today evolved to the fireplace and cooker. The Latin Larum literally means "seagull". Larum is also the old English word for "alarm".

Trivia[]

  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Larum landed 33rd place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • It is mentioned at a house in Chapter 9 that, on the Western Isles, only the Resistance forces have enough outside "support" to actively resist anything. Since Elffin is cut off from his wealth as the prince and Geese is bankrupt, that leaves Larum (using her adopted father's money) as the most-likely source of this "support", discounting unnamed backers.
  • Supports with Ogier imply that Larum might have danced in Lycia before ending up with Douglas.

Gallery[]

See main article: Larum/Gallery.
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