“I see. Lana, we need to do our best out here for mother and our missing father. Someday we'll be able to return with mother to her hometown of Yngvi.”
—Lester

Lester is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the son of Edain and the older brother of Lana. He and his sister were raised in Isaach, and decide to assist in Seliph's liberation army. Lester bears minor Ulir blood, and is proficient with bows. His substitute character is Deimne.

Lester is the grandson of Lord Ring, the nephew of Brigid and Andorey, and cousin to Febail, Patty, and Scipio.

Story[edit | edit source]

The location of Lester's birthplace is unknown, but it is possible that he was born in Silesse, much like most of the older siblings of his generation. When Sigurd instructs Oifey and Shannan to take Seliph to Isaach's safety, Edain also sends Lester with them, and rejoins them after the Battle of Belhalla.

Spending his time hiding in Tirnanog, Lester was taught the art of combat by Shannan and Oifey, and trained alongside Diarmuid, Larcei, Ulster, and Seliph. When the empire finally discovers Seliph's location and begins invading Tirnanog, Lester is away with Diarmuid and Oifey, but they return in time to join the fray. Though Lester is initially worried about Lana participating in the battle, she explains to him that she would rather fight than stay in the abbey. After saying their farewells to their mother, they join the liberation war.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Having picked up a lot of responsibilities from Oifey, Lester follows in his footsteps by being responsible and cool-headed, and strategically-minded. He displays and air of maturity about him that's especially seen when he talks with Lana, as he tries to be protective of her before realizing that she can take care of herself. Lester also has a slightly playful and mischievous side, as seen in his conversations with Patty, where he teases her a few times.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Note: Parent characters are assumed to be at Level 30 by the end of the First Generation.

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Major Holy Blood

Father:

Arden
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
1311017899080Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Ambush.gifVantageFE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items
Azelle
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
Fala Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifFjalar
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
12984810107180Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Pursuit.pngPursuitFE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items
Alec
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
1309199118080Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Pursuit.pngPursuit
Awareness.gifNihil
FE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items
Claud
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
Blagi Holy Blood.pngMajor Holy Blood Indicator.gifBragi
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
1277489117380Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Item
Jamke
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
13110189118080Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Continue.pngAdept
Charge.pngCharge
FE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items
Dew
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
12791910138180Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Bargain.gifBargainFE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items
Naoise
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
13010189109080Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Critical.gifCritical
Charge.pngCharge
FE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items
Finn
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
1309199138080Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Pursuit.pngPursuit
Prayer.pngMiracle
FE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items
Beowolf
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
13010199108080Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Pursuit.pngPursuit
Charge.pngCharge
FE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items
FE4 Bow.pngBow - A
Chulainn
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
Odo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifOd
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
1311019998080Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items
Midir
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
129918998080Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Pursuit.pngPursuit
Charge.pngCharge
FE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items
Lewyn
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
Holsety Holy Blood.pngMajor Holy Blood Indicator.gifForseti
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
13083910117180Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Continue.pngAdept
Critical.gifCritical
FE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items
Lex
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Arch Knight Sprite.gifArch KnightUlir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifUlir
Neir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifNeir
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
13010189119080Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Ambush.gifVantage
Elite.pngParagon
FE4 Bow.pngBow - AFE4Ironbow.gifIron Bow
Inherited Items

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

Note: Holy Blood bonuses have already been taken into consideration.

Father:

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
135% 60% 20% 20% 35% 55% 50% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
115% 20% 55% 30% 65% 65% 30% 12%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
115% 40% 20% 50% 45% 70% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
115% 20% 55% 30% 45% 95% 30% 52%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
135% 60% 15% 20% 50% 85% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
95% 50% 25% 50% 55% 85% 50% 12%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
125% 50% 20% 40% 35% 65% 50% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
115% 40% 20% 50% 45% 95% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
125% 50% 15% 50% 45% 65% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
155% 40% 20% 90% 45% 65% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
105% 40% 20% 40% 55% 55% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
135% 20% 45% 50% 105% 65% 30% 12%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
135% 50% 20% 30% 35% 65% 60% 7%

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Promoted Class
FE4 Bow Knight Sprite.gif Bow Knight
+3 0 +2 +2 +2 +3 +1

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.

As an Arch Knight with a Priest sister, Lester is one of the characters in Genealogy with the most restrictive parent setup. While he does have an A-rank in bows at base, his Iron Bow is not sufficient early armament. Lester is also one of the only two characters who can inherit bows at all, which provides another layer of difficulty; if Lester does not inherit his bows, then he will have to either scrounge them from shops or events, or borrow them from Febail. Additionally, his mother possesses no skills, and her growths are magically-oriented, meaning that Lester's base growths are very poorly distributed. Altogether, this means Lester desires a father with physically oriented growths, strong skills, preferably including Pursuit, and the ability to pass down bows.

The sole father who meets all the above qualifications is Midir. With Midir as a father, Lester will be a very strong unit in the early game, and remain worthwhile for the rest of the run. He is mounted, boasts entirely solid Strength, Speed, and durability, and can wield all the bows Midir was able to pass down, including the Brave Bow and Killer Bow. With Canto, Lester can easily take on enemies through hit-and-run attacks, sniping them with a fusillade of shots from the Hero Bow through Pursuit and Charge before retreating behind his allies to avoid enemy phase attacks. While he is not much for taking on the strongest bosses or swarms of enemies, Lester's ability to eliminate a chosen threat practically at will over a massive range will never go out of style, and he will easily kill any flier not possessing Nihil. Jamke can work as a substitute for Midir, and even has notably higher growths and Adept, but Lester will need the Pursuit Ring to make his offense reliable. While Midir does not benefit his sister Lana much, she does not need a good father, as she already inherits B-rank staves and her mother's reasonable growth rates.

Naturally, however, some players choose to focus more on Lana, whose best options for fathers are magically-oriented--preferably Claud, due to his ability to boost her staff rank and Magic significantly and pass down Rescue. If the player opts for a magical father, particularly Claud, Lester will be essentially useless. His Strength growth will be abysmal, he will have few if any skills to work with, and with only his Iron Bow at base, he will struggle to do more than scratch non-flier enemies. His offense will not become even slightly acceptable until he can obtain the Brave Bow in Chapter 8, and at every point, he will be one of your worst units. A magically-oriented Lester should probably be written off as a loss.

Conversations[edit | edit source]

In Chapter 6, Lester may speak to Lana, and she will gain one point of luck.

In Chapter 10, if neither Lester nor Patty has a lover, he may speak to her, and she will gain three points of HP and 100 love points with him.

In the Final Chapter, if Patty and Lester are lovers, she can speak to him, and he will gain three points of HP and three points of speed.

Love Growths[edit | edit source]

Original characters and replacement characters have the same love growths, unless stated otherwise.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

“I'm Lester... Edain's son. [...] Hmph. I believe that's my line.”
—Lester's battle quote versus Scopio in Genealogy of the Holy War
“Lord Seliph... I leave the rest... to you...”
—Lester's death quote in Genealogy of the Holy War

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Light Inheritors[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Mitsuki Oosawa Manga)[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Nattsu Fujimori Manga)[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War Gag Paradise[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Sigurd's Tale[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Last of the Earth Dragons[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Forest and Lake Country[edit | edit source]

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

Lester is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Lester originated from the Old English word ceaster meaning "walled city".

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Lester, Lana, and Coirpre are the only children in the second generation that do not share their hair color with their mother.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Lester/Gallery.
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