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“Tell me, Veronica, do you remember when you told me royal status meant nothing to you? I remember as if it were yesterday. The two of us were sharing some tea in the garden one bright, sunny day. You said that...as long as we were able to stay close, you didn't care about titles. Such lovely words... Only later that day did I learn it was the spawn of a usurper that had spoken them. And after you had already taken everything from my family—from me. Now I will extend you the same courtesy and take everything from you! Your role as princess, the faith of your people... Everything you hold dear reduced to ash. Then, when you have lost it all... then tell me how little your royal status matters to you.”
—Letizia to Veronica, Book VI, Chapter 3

Letizia is an antagonist introduced in Book VI of Fire Emblem Heroes. She is a member of the Imperial Royal Family of Embla, being ninth in line to the throne, and therefore has some blood relation to Veronica and Bruno. She also commands the Curse Directive, Embla's alternative to the Order of Heroes in Askr, which specializes in researching the dark arts.

Profile[]

As a member of the Embla Royal Family, Letizia grew up close to Princess Veronica and was once romantically involved with Prince Bruno, but those relationships were interrupted when Letizia's family was accused of treachery and subsequently had their lands stripped. Letizia was sent away from the castle but kept in touch with Veronica by regularly sending letters to her. Later, she became the director of the infamous Curse Directive. She also owned a secret retreat within the empire that she and Veronica frequently visited.

Having long been embittered by her family's fall from grace after being falsely accused of treason by Veronica's father, the previous Emperor, as part of his coup to claim the throne, Letizia hatches a plan to see Veronica removed from the throne to regain her royal status. With the great houses of the Emblian Empire are willing to work with her, and the Emperor unlikely to stand by Veronica's side due to the two of them not sharing blood and Veronica vastly surpassing him in popularity, Letizia claims that Veronica killed some of her own soldiers and stole a book from the royal vault, and therefore committed treason.

When seeing Askr's Royal family along with Veronica within Embla's borders, she hears the latter out and allows them to pass, while also warning them that the Emblian soldiers are doing military drills and they'd do well to avoid parts of the border. This was, however, nothing more than a method to keep Askr's Royal family in Embla, as she had the Curse Directive burn bridges and block off routes that would let them return to Askr. Later on, Letizia arrests Veronica over accusations of treason, confessing her longstanding ire against the young princess and that she was the one to spur the accusations. While Veronica fled after hearing the news, Letizia is able to convince Veronica to turn herself over by threatening to close off the villages of the people of Askr with Elm's power. She attempts to use the same motivation to convince Alfonse and Sharena to come with her as political prisoners, but Alfonse is able to fool her into believing he's a far greater threat than anticipated when he claims that he killed his father, and can therefore easily kill her.

Upon Veronica's execution date at hand, hearing the peasants insist on her innocence, Letizia spreads lies about horrible things Veronica did to the people of Embla. While she visits Veronica in her cell, she reveals that she ordered the guards not to give Veronica food or water. Veronica asks what Letizia wants and what will happen once she dies, Letizia replies that she wants to take everything from Veronica, and that she will become the ruler of Embla. Veronica states that a ruler must care about the commonfolk and actively try to better their lives, which Letizia misinterprets as an attempt to show moral superiority. As a result, she orders Veronica to be beaten.

Her spies tell her that only sixty percent of the population believes her version of what happened. Upset, Letizia tells Elm that there should be a better impact on the people's opinion. She resolves to slander Veronica further in order to cement hatred for Veronica. Eventually, the Order of Heroes intercepts her at the prison and battle. Letizia is about to withdraw, but brags that she still won because Veronica is dead. Just as she promises to give them Veronica's head, a messenger reports that Veronica was set free. Bruno arrives and states that Letizia underestimated the people's ability to see through her lies, saying that she spread herself too thin trying to tell even more lies about Veronica rather than cover up the already existing lies, making it easier for the public to see through them, especially since he spread doubt about Letizia's claims. He informs her that the prison army is on its way to arrest her, and she retreats, swearing revenge on Bruno for his intervention.

When Veronica incites a rebellion against Letizia amongst the prison guards, the vassal houses are forced to choose between backing Veronica or Letizia, rather than merely playing along as they had been before. With her grip on the situation failing, Letizia chooses to focus on taking down the Askran forces to avoid being surrounded, captured, and executed by order of Veronica. She fails to do so, however, and Veronica catches up and tells Letizia that she is unfit for the throne, as Letizia only ever thinks of herself and never of the people. In the end, Veronica decides against executing Letizia for her treachery and allows her to live.

After they are all absorbed into Embla's darkness, Veronica requests that Letizia assist her and the Order of Heroes in their escape attempts, but Letizia refuses out of spite. Though Veronica promises to return for her if they find a way out, Letizia's self-imposed isolation leaves her susceptible to Embla's influence and she becomes possessed by the dark god, engaging the Order of Heroes. After the battle, Veronica attempts to get through to Letizia, but Embla is only willing to loosen the reins on her new puppet once she realizes the hatred Letizia holds for Veronica, deciding to allow her to land the killing blow herself. However, despite the opportunity, Letizia instead uses her moment of freedom to sacrifice herself under the guise of not allowing anyone else to kill Veronica, musing that the young princess's death is all she's ever wanted but feels unsatisfying now. Veronica is left distraught at her Sissy's death, which winds up in vain as Embla is left unharmed, Veronica and Bruno also being vulnerable to her possession. However, eventually through the combined efforts of the Askr and Embla forces, Veronica is able to defeat Embla for good, finally avenging Letizia.

Personality[]

Affectionately called 'Sissy' by Veronica, Letizia acts polite and friendly despite her association with the infamous Curse Directive, even to the Askr Royal family, who aided them despite both countries being at war, and especially Veronica, whom she regards as a little sister and serves loyally regardless of her family's history.

However, this is all a ruse, as she enacts her machinations to overthrow Veronica and regain her royal status, for as much as she genuinely cared for her sister, Letizia swore to ruin Veronica's own reputation once she learned that Veronica's father was the one who ruined her family while the latter nonchalantly said how her royal status didn't matter anything to her. Later chapters reveal the depths of her cruelty, as during the lead-up to Veronica's execution day, she had Veronica deprived of food and water and had the young princess whipped for "condescending to her", when in reality, Veronica had simply told her about what she had learned about leadership from Alfonse and Sharena's example. Despite this, in the final moments in her life when she sacrificed herself to prevent Embla from killing Veronica, she confesses to Veronica that her death was what she wanted but now feels unsatisfied, indicating her care for her sissy was genuine.

Deep down, Letizia has a personality akin to a troubled child likely due to the jealously over Veronica becoming Empress over her. She's also prone to having temper tantrums when things don't go her way.

In-Game[]

Curse Director
Royalty in the line of succession to the throne of the Emblian Empire. Growing up, she and Veronica were as close as sisters.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Letizia Heroes spriteTitle
Curse Director
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
34/38/41
9/10/11
37/40/44
2/3/4
12/16/19
8/9/10
32/35/38
7/8/9
31/34/37
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Körmt
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze
FEH Wind Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseWind---
Elwind---
Rexcalibur---
Körmt-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialDragon Gaze---
Draconic AuraDragon Gaze--
AFEH Atk Res Catch 1 Atk Res Catch 1--
FEH Atk Res Catch 2 Atk Res Catch 2FEH Atk Res Catch 1 Atk Res Catch 1-
FEH Atk Res Catch 3 Atk Res Catch 3FEH Atk Res Catch 2 Atk Res Catch 2-
FEH Atk Res Catch 4 Atk Res Catch 4FEH Atk Res Catch 3 Atk Res Catch 3FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH A R Far Trace 1 A/R Far Trace 1--
FEH A R Far Trace 2 A/R Far Trace 2FEH A R Far Trace 1 A/R Far Trace 1-
FEH A R Far Trace 3 A/R Far Trace 3FEH A R Far Trace 2 A/R Far Trace 2-
CFEH Rouse Atk Res 1 Rouse Atk Res 1--
FEH Rouse Atk Res 2 Rouse Atk Res 2FEH Rouse Atk Res 1 Rouse Atk Res 1-
FEH Rouse Atk Res 3 Rouse Atk Res 3FEH Rouse Atk Res 2 Rouse Atk Res 2-
FEH Rouse Atk Res 4 Rouse Atk Res 4FEH Rouse Atk Res 3 Rouse Atk Res 3FEH Star Rarity 5

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Curse Director Letizia
Letizia curse director pop01 Letizia is the leader of Embla's Curse Directive. She's also the older sister figure of Veronica, who I'm sure you know already!
Letizia curse director pop02 The Curse Directive is Embla's equivalent to the Order of Heroes, led by practitioners of the dark arts who take on the Emblian Empire's dirty work.
Letizia curse director pop03 Speaking of which, it turns out that Letizia was stripped of her territory and nobility following a plot hatched by the late Emperor of Embla—that is to say, Veronica's father. Now she has a deep-seated grudge against Veronica.
Letizia curse director pop04 When Veronica was suffering from the effects of Embla's blood, Letizia appeared to betray her at the worst possible time... How could she betray her own family? I can't believe she'd do something like that!
Closely Associated Characters
Veronica Imperial princess of the Emblian Empire. She is seeking the whereabouts of her missing beloved brother, Bruno. Sees Letizia as an older sister and affectionately calls her "Sissy."
Bruno Prince of the Emblian empire, whose lineage remains something of a mystery. As part of his effort to rescue the captured Veronica, he investigates Letizia.

Quotes[]

Letizia/Heroes Quotes

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1-CYL5 N/A
CYL6 91 CYL Letizia Portrait
Heroes
1,066

CYL7 264
↓173
CYL Letizia Portrait
Heroes
178
↓988

Etymology[]

The name Letizia is derived from the Latin name Laetitia, meaning 'happiness.' The most famous ones bearing the name are Letizia Ramolino, the mother of Napoleon Bonaparte, and Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, former news anchor and actual Queen Consort of Spain (as of 2021-2022).

Trivia[]

  • Letizia shares her English voice actress, Kelly Baskin, with Lyre as she appears in Heroes.
  • While Letizia is not the main antagonist of Book VI, she shares being a green unit like the main antagonists of the five previous books.

Gallery[]

See main article: Letizia/Gallery.
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