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Perne: You haven't changed at all since you were a kid, have you? Have you at least learned not to wet your bed?!
Lifis: C-Come on, Perne... That was a long time ago.”
Perne and Lifis talking

Lifis is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is the 25 year old leader of the Lifis Pirates, a group who wreaks havoc on the eastern coasts of Thracia.


Lifis is first named in Chapter 2, where he is identified as the leader of the pirates responsible for attacking the villages lining the eastern coasts of Thracia.

Should Leif and the Freeblades of Fiana succeed in saving all the houses in this chapter, they will launch an investigation into Lifis and his pirates, traveling to their island in Chapter 2x to lay siege to their hideout.

Lifis makes his first appearance in Chapter 2x, which opens on him reaching an agreement with the Tahran priestess Safy. In exchange for Safy becoming his wife, Lifis lies about agreeing to fight for the people of Tahra. He then proceeds to spearhead the defense against the Freeblades of Fiana's assault, but is eventually defeated and captured.

Initially planned to be turned over to the villagers whom he had terrorized, he is saved on Safy's behest. Lifis subsequently joins the Freeblades of Fiana, although he fully intends to escape and also turn Leif over to Loptous when the chance presents itself.

When Leif and Eyvel are later captured by Raydrik in Chapter 3, Lifis is apprehended alongside them.

Imprisoned alongside two bandits in the dungeons of Munster in Chapter 4, Lifis strikes up a deal with them, using his credentials as a famous bandit to trick them into pledging their loyalty to him. He is eventually freed from imprisonment when members of the Magi Squad storm the dungeons to break Leif out of jail. Continuing to accompany Leif, Lifis will join up with the Freeblades of Fiana again.

When Leif's army later passes through Dakia Forest and defeats Colho and Salem in Chapter 12, they discover the hideout of the Dandelion Bandits.

If Lifis is chosen to infiltrate the hideout in Chapter 12x, the chapter will open on him expressing discomfort and reluctance to enter the place, stating that there is a man whom he does not want to meet. This man turns out to be Perne, a conversation shared between the two revealing that they had grown up in the same village. Despite being teased for his bed-wetting habit, Lifis is able to convince Perne to join Leif's cause.

Lifis then goes on to continue supporting Leif in his cause to liberate Northern Thracia from the Grannvale Empire. Earning a government post after the war, Lifis is credited for leading the Kelves Garrison Forces to wipe out the pirate outposts surrounding Thracia. He is said to disappear without a trace thereafter.

If Lifis dies or is not recruited, he will become the Deadlord Porcus.


Though introduced as a callous man with both bravado and genuine thieving skills as the leader of a pirate gang, Lifis is, in reality, a coward. He lies to protect himself, and uses this same brand of deceit to keep himself out of battle and even to win the affections of Safy.


Thracia 776[]


Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
FE5 thief Thief 3 Enemy Capture Lifis in Chapter 2x, but do not release him before ending the chapter

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FE5 thief Thief
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Steal (SNES)StealFE5 Sword IconSword - D (+30)Hezul ScrollHoðr Scroll

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov
65% 35% 10% 25% 45% 5% 15% 10% 1%

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightproof Knight Proof FE5 thief fighter Thief Fighter
1 +3 +1 +2 +2 +2 +1 0
Skills Weapon Levels
Ambush Ambush FE5 Sword Icon +1

Support Bonus[]

Supported by
Character Bonus
  • Supports give a bonus to Hit, Critical, Avoid, and Dodge
  • Supporting characters must be within a three tile radius for the support to come into effect


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.

Lifis is the first thief that you get, and in Thracia 776, it is important to raise his Build. It is thus best to first obtain the Nál Scroll before leveling him up.

Lifis is most useful in Chapter 3, where his fairly decent Build lets him steal magic tomes from the many enemy mages. This is unlike Lara, whose low Build hinders her stealing capabilities. In Chapter 7, Lifis can also be used to steal a couple of Rapiers - a very versatile sword - from the enemy Cavaliers.

Although Lifis is faster than most units, his Speed growth falls well below what is expected of a thief, and he may fail to reach the 13 Speed necessary to steal the Ambush Manual from Colho in Chapter 12. Giving him the Ced scroll (and possibly the Baldr scroll alongside it) for two or three levels should be all he needs to overcome this.

Lifis is not a great combat unit with a Follow-up Critical Multiplier of 0. Along with bad Luck and Defense, do not expect him to be able to annihilate hordes of enemies. Be careful against long-range magic users and Ballistae, as they will be able to easily take him out. Without scrolls to buff his growth, he will also be particularly vulnerable to critical attacks because of his poor Luck (although you can make Lifis immune to criticals by giving him any scroll, but his avoid and hit rates will still be affected by luck).

As soon as you get your hands on the Elite Sword, it is advised to level him up with the Nál Scroll in his inventory to boost his Build. This way, he will be able to steal many useful weapons in the subsequent chapters, including two of Fred's Levin Swords, and a copy of Dire Thunder from Olwen, all of which are otherwise impossible to obtain. Stealing will also instantly disable enemy units, making the overall battle much easier to handles.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Terror of Iz
Leader of the Lifis Pirates, who ply the waters off the coast of Iz. He has come to the pirate festival after having a change of heart. Appears in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Lifis Terror of Iz Heroes spriteTitle
Terror of Iz
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Helmsman Axe+
FEH skill support Swap
FEH Axe Axe


FEH skill offenseIron Axe---
Steel Axe---
Helmsman Axe---
Helmsman Axe+-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill supportSwap---
AFEH Wind Boost 1 Wind Boost 1--
FEH Wind Boost 2 Wind Boost 2FEH Wind Boost 1 Wind Boost 1-
FEH Wind Boost 3 Wind Boost 3FEH Wind Boost 2 Wind Boost 2FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Windsweep 1 Windsweep 1--
FEH Windsweep 2 Windsweep 2FEH Windsweep 1 Windsweep 1-
FEH Windsweep 3 Windsweep 3FEH Windsweep 2 Windsweep 2-


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[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Terror of Iz Lifis
Lifis terror of iz pop01 Lifis was once a pirate who had the area around the village of Iz on the continent of Jugdral at his mercy. I suppose the pirate festival must have rekindled his old love for buccaneering, because he's here to steal the show!
Lifis terror of iz pop02 Though I have to say, this outfit makes it look like he's more concerned with gathering treasure rather than being a swashbuckling pirate. Still, I think the look suits him!
Lifis terror of iz pop03 Lifis has quite literally taken the helm, as he's carrying a ship's wheel as his weapon. Maybe it represents his desire to leave the humble surroundings of the Iz coast and venture into the oceans beyond?
Lifis terror of iz pop04 Lifis seems happy to be returning to the pirate's life after so long, but I hope he doesn't get too carried away! I don't want to have to get Leif and Eyvel on his case again!
Closely Associated Characters
Leif Quan's son. He was hiding in Fiana but rose up after an attack by imperial forces. He defeated Lifis during his days of tormenting the villagers of Iz.
Eyvel Mistress of Fiana, leader of the Freeblades. Took in Leif and company when they fled the Grannvale Empire. Worked with Leif to defeat Lifis.


Death Quote[]

“Ugh...! S-Safy, I... need...”
—Lifis' death quote

Escape Quote[]

“Heh, heh, heh... Another clean get-away! My regards, gentlemen!”
—Lifis' escape quote

As an Enemy[]

“H-Hey, wait a minute! I ain't that bad, really! Maybe I been wrong here and there, but not enough to deserve this!”
—Lifis' battle quote
“Much obliged, moron. Ah, looks like I gotta build things up from scratch now...”
—Lifis' release quote



(If deployed in Chapter 12x)

  • Leif: Is something amiss, Lifis? You look terribly pale.
  • Lifis: Ergh... Look, Prince, here's the thing... If it's all the same to you, can I just sit this one out? Can't somebody else fill in for me?
  • August: ...You wouldn't happen to be acquainted with these bandits, would you? You mentioned you lived near here when you were a child.
  • Lifis: Heh, well, about that... There's just this one guy that I, uh, don't get along with too well. If he's here... Look, just leave me out of this one, OK? Pretty please?
  • August: Is that it? Bah, what a petty reason... Report to the front lines at once!
  • Lifis: C'mon, don't make me beg! Just this once? Please? Pretty please with sugar on top?
  • August: The prince has spoken! You have your orders!

Talk with Perne[]

In Chapter 12x

  • Lifis: Ah, hell... Not good!
  • Perne: What in the...? Lifis, is that you? You old dog! How long's it been?
  • Lifis: Y-Yeah, uh, I've been gone a while... Er, Perne... sir...
  • Perne: Hah! You haven't changed a bit, kiddo! You at least learn to stop wetting the bed, junior?
  • Lifis: H-Hey, gimme some credit, wouldja? Let's not talk too much about ancient history!
  • Perne: Really? Cuz I remember you bein' the biggest crybaby in the village, an' we're just talkin' here, right? Not gonna cry about it, are you? Ah, seems like it was just yesterday that all the kids would chase you 'round the village an' beat you somethin' fierce... But you're all grown-up now, an' you're not gonna start cryin' about it, right?
  • Lifis: ...You were always the ringleader. Every time, you were the one that started it, Perne...
  • Perne: Hm? You say somethin', kiddo?
  • Lifis: N-No, nothing. Nothing at all...
  • Perne: Oh, that's right, you joined up with this "Liberation Army," right? Been hearin' rumors about 'em. Looks like they keep you pretty busy, huh? Seems mighty interestin'. Well, Li'l Lifis, looks like it's your lucky day! I'm in the mood to join up with 'em an' keep an eye on you. Where's your leader at?
  • Lifis: What?!
  • Perne: Hey, you got a problem with that?! I'm all ears, Li'l Lifis!
  • Lifis: ...No, there's no problem...
  • Perne: It'll be just like the old days! You'll see!
  • Lifis: Ugh... It's happening all over again... I'm stuck with the bumpkin born from Loptous' own bosom...
  • Perne: Hey, you feelin' OK there, little buddy? You're lookin' pretty pale.
  • Lifis: Huh? Oh, uh, I am? Uh, I must've... caught a cold. Just now. Yeah, that's it! A cold. Ahahaha...
  • Perne: Huh...?

(If Troude has not been killed/captured)

  • Lifis: Oh, Perne? While you're in such a generous mood, could you do something about that mercenary? He's givin' my people trouble.
  • Perne: Hm? Oh, you mean Troude? Leave it to me! Trude is one of my best men. I'll talk to him before he gets himself killed.


Lifis/Heroes Quotes


Lifis - The Shy Thief (シャイな盗賊, Shaina tōzoku)
Lifis was one of the many to earn a post as a government official, and served as one for a short time before vanishing. During his time in office, the Kerberos garrison wiped out the pirates still hiding in the Corsair Isles and other nearby islands. After that resounding victory, Lifis simply disappeared from the pages of history.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 536 CYL Lifis 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL2 655
CYL Lifis 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL3 466
CYL Lifis 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL4 483
CYL Lifis 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL5 335
CYL Lifis 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL6 473
CYL Lifis 776 Portrait
Thracia 776

CYL7 376
CYL Lifis 776 Portrait
Thracia 776


  • Lifis will become a Deadlord if he is not recruited or dead. The backstory behind this transformation is never explained.
  • In the novelization for Thracia 776, after the war, Lifis traveled to the continent of Archanea and established the country of Archanea, making him Adrah. This is difficult to reconcile with the canon of the games, as the founding of Archanea is set roughly hundreds of years after the events of Thracia 776.


See main article: Lifis/Gallery.