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“It’s hardly my fault that the world is full of wonderful, lovable people. Such a thing really motivates one to get out there and save it.”
—Leon

Leon is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is 24 years old.

Profile

Leon was comfortably raised by both parents in a calm village. Because of his effeminate looks, he was often bullied, and became stronger through challenging such people to duels to prove himself.

A former soldier, Leon reluctantly joined the Rigelian army when an unnamed man, whom Leon had long held a love for, enlisted. Said man died in battle, and Leon entered a state of depression. However, due to his companion Valbar's encouragement and kind words, he got back on his feet and has been attached to him ever since. After Barth is defeated, he joins Celica's party.

After the war, he joins the knighthood of the newly formed kingdom of Valentia, continuing to working alongside Valbar. In the remake, Leon retires to open a shop, but remains in contact with Valbar. If Valbar dies, however, he remains in the military and becomes an instructor.

Personality

Leon has a pretty boy personality and sharp tongue, but he is an honest man that tells no lies. Leon has a nihilistic side, claiming he has desired to die in battle during his death quote in Gaiden; this is downplayed but still present in Echoes, where his death quote has him lament how his demise isn't as impressive as he thought it'd be.

In both versions of the game, Leon has a very close relationship to Valbar, describing him as his sworn brother and saying he will go wherever Valbar goes. In the remake, it is made clear Leon's attachment to Valbar is romantic, with Leon saying that women do not interest him and Valbar is all he needs, even if Valbar never notices Leon's love for him.

He also mistakenly thinks that Kamui is hitting on him in their support conversations, declining him while, at the same time, talking about Valbar being his ideal man. In his third base conversation with Celica, even she recognizes that his feelings for Valbar are romantic.

Additionally, Leon is a very idealistic and generous man who makes a point of protecting and saving those who need help. As mentioned in the quote above, he believes in the goodness of humanity and deeply wants people to be happy and safe. If Valbar does not survive the battle where the two and Kamui are introduced, despite being in heavy mourning and blaming Celica for not helping them enough, Leon still tells Celica that he will join her cause so Valbar's death won't be in vain. His battle quote against Duma has him saying that a world like the one Duma desires would be "dull as dirt" due to the lack of love.

In-Game

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Recruitment

If he survived the previous battle, talk to him at the Pirate's Fortress.

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE2 Archer Map IconArcher
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
4 23 11 6 4 6 4 1 4
Magic Starting Items

-

-

Growth Rates

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 20% 20% 10% 10% 30% 0%

Overall

Leon is the only Archer unit available in Celica's route. Archers in Gaiden come with many useful perks that make them one of the better classes in the game. If they equip a Weapon, they automatically bump their natural range of 3 up to 5. When they Promote to Bow Knight, their range is always 5. With a weapon equipped, they also do bonus damage to Flying Units. They are at very little risk of being harmed and can easily pick off weakened enemies or bring them down in health so your other units can finish them off without the enemy hitting them back.

That being said, Leon's starting stats are standard, and his growths are very unfortunate. Archers in Gaiden have very little use for HP or Defense because they outrange all other units in the game. That Leon excels at these defensive stats at the cost of poor offensive growth means he loses major potential as a unit. His Speed base and growth is low enough that he will have difficulty Double Attacking anything, and his Promotions will do nothing to fix this. However, the Archer class is useful enough that these poor growths do not prevent him from being a solid unit. Leon should be able to safely stick back and pelt enemies with little risk to himself, so even with his unsatisfactory stats, there is no real downside to using him.

It is worth noting that Atlas is able to promote into an Archer in Celica's route. When comparing the two, Atlas winds up as a superior Archer as he will have roughly the same Skill and Speed as Leon, but he will have significantly higher Strength which makes him the better unit. Atlas promoting to an Archer is the only real route for him to take where he winds up being superior to other characters of the same class. Python, the Archer from Alm's route, winds up being a superior attack unit to both Atlas and Leon.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE15 Archer (Leon)Archer
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
4 23 11+2* 5 6-2* 5 4 1 4
Magic Skills Starting Items

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Echoes Class Skill iconBowrange +1
Echoes Bow Skill iconAnti-Fliers*

Echoes iron bow iconIron Bow

*Due to equipped Iron Bow

Learnt Magic

Class Level Magic Learnt
Mage
1 Echoes black magic iconFire
8 Echoes black magic iconThunder
Sage
1 Echoes white magic iconRecover
Guru
1 Echoes white magic iconLemegeton

Personal Max Stats

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 39 42 40 40 39 40

Growth Rates

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
45% 30% 50% 30% 30% 30% 4%

Supports

See also: Leon/Supports

Passive Supports

  • None

Fire Emblem Heroes

True of Heart
A handsome but narcissistic Zofian archer. Adores his friend Valbar. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base Stats

Rarity:

✯✯✯

Title Group
Heroes Leon Sprite (3*)
True of Heart
Heroes Infantry Infantry
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1
40
15/16/17
32/35/38
6/7/8
27/30/33
4/5/6
23/26/29
6/7/8
23/26/29
3/4/5
10/13/16
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Steel Bow

FEH Bow Bow

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Skills

Weapon
Name Prerequisite Might Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill offense Iron Bow - 4 2 Effective against flying units. Heroes Flying 50 - -
FEH skill offense Steel Bow - 6 2 Effective against flying units. Heroes Flying 100 FEH Star Rarity 3 -
FEH skill offense Slaying Bow - 8 2 Effective against flying units. Heroes Flying
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1).
200 FEH Star Rarity 4 FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH skill offense Slaying Bow+ FEH skill offense Slaying Bow 12 1 Effective against flying units. Heroes Flying
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1).
300 FEH Star Rarity 5 FEH Star Rarity 5
Weapon Refinements
Slaying Bow+
Type Stats Effects Cost
FEH WUp 1 +2 HP
+1 Mt
Effective against flying units. Heroes Flying
Accelerates Special trigger
(cooldown count -1).
350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
FEH WUp 2 +2 HP
+2 Spd
Effective against flying units. Heroes Flying
Accelerates Special trigger
(cooldown count -1).
350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
FEH WUp 3 +2 HP
+3 Def
Effective against flying units. Heroes Flying
Accelerates Special trigger
(cooldown count -1).
350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
FEH WUp 4 +2 HP
+3 Res
Effective against flying units. Heroes Flying
Accelerates Special trigger
(cooldown count -1).
350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
Special
Name Prerequisite Effects Charge Cost SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill special Glowing Ember - Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit's Def. 4 100 FEH Star Rarity 4 FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH skill special Ignis FEH skill special Glowing Ember Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit's Def. 4 200 - FEH Star Rarity 4
Passive
Name Prerequisite Effects SP Cost Unlocked Type
FEH Speed +1 Speed +1 - Grants Spd +1. 30 - A
FEH Speed +2 Speed +2 FEH Speed +1 Speed +1 Grants Spd +2. 60 FEH Star Rarity 3 A
FEH Speed +3 Speed +3 FEH Speed +2 Speed +2 Grants Spd +3. 120 FEH Star Rarity 4 A
FEH Guard 1 Guard 1 - If unit's HP is 100% at start of combat, enemy is inflicted with Special cooldown charge -1.
(If using other similar skill, highest value applied.)
50 FEH Star Rarity 3 B
FEH Guard 2 Guard 2 FEH Guard 1 Guard 1 If unit's HP is >90% at start of combat, enemy is inflicted with Special cooldown charge -1.
(If using other similar skill, highest value applied.)
100 FEH Star Rarity 4 B
FEH Guard 3 Guard 3 FEH Guard 2 Guard 2 If unit's HP is >80% at start of combat, enemy is inflicted with Special cooldown charge -1.
(If using other similar skill, highest value applied.)
200 FEH Star Rarity 5 B

Quotes

Gaiden

“I have long desired to fall in battle...”
—Leon's death quote in Gaiden

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Leon/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

Heroes

Leon/Heroes Quotes

Possibe Endings

Gaiden

"As one of the knights of the kingdom, he works towards the restoration of Valentia."

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

(If Valbar lives)
"Welcomed into the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights, Leon remained at Valbar's side until an injury ended his fighting career. He then took up work as a merchant in the city market, where he lived free, happy, and dauntlessly true to himself to the last."
(If Valbar dies)
"Dealt a grievous blow by Valbar's death, Leon disappeared for a time before returning to join the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights. There, he fought with the strength of a hundred men, and later served as an instructor to new recruits, contributing greatly to the order."

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

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

Trivia

  • In the Japanese version of Shadows of Valentia, Leon uses the pronoun Atashi, which is used to assert femininity among women. The art book noting Leon speaks like a woman. The use of these words is a trait Leon shares with Kyza and Excellus.
  • Leon showed up in an April Fools gag on the official Japanese Fire Emblem website in 2017. The elaborate joke was the announcement of a brand new Fire Emblem game in the art style of the 8-bit Famicom titles. This fake game, with a title that roughly translated to "Fire Emblem: Battle of Revolution", would star Leon, Valbar, and Kamui in a setting based on medieval Japan.
  • Leon talks about his ideal man and expresses disinterest in women during his Support conversations with Kamui and Valbar respectively, confirming that he is gay.
    • This is further supported by the fact that a past lover of his, who died in battle, was a man.
  • Leon has his English and Japanese names switched with Leo.

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