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“The villagers all think they're an army of liberators, but why did they have to kill Ishtore? Oh, I don't know what to do. Mother... I wish you were here...”

Linda is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. She is the substitute character of Tine if Tailtiu was not paired up.


Linda is the daughter of Tailtiu's younger sister, Ethnia and the sister of Amid. She is also the cousin of Arthur, Tine, Ishtore, and Ishtar, and one of the granddaughters of Reptor. Like her family members, she bears the blood of Crusader Thrud.

In a similar manner to Tailtiu and Tine, Ethnia and Linda were hiding in Silesse until they were captured by Bloom, who imprisoned them in his home. She witnessed Hilda's brutal abuse towards Ethnia that eventually led to the latter's death.

After Ishtore's death at the hands of Seliph's army, Linda is sent out onto the battlefield by her uncle, Bloom. She is accompanied by Vampa, Fetra, and Eliu, who attempt to outdo her. During the battle, she meets Amid, who reveals himself to be her brother. At this time, she defects to Seliph's army and remains in it for the rest of the war.

During Chapter 8, Linda can meet with Jake, who notes that her name sounds familiar. Before parting ways, she receives an amulet from him that boosts her magical resistance. In her conversation with Amid in the final chapter that can occur if neither of them have fallen in love, Linda asks Amid about Ethnia's reason for leaving Freege and discovers that it was because Tailtiu died fighting alongside Sigurd.


Linda has a similar personality to Tine; humble, kindhearted, and sweet. She also bears a grudge towards Hilda and Bloom for being the direct causes of Ethnia's untimely fate.


Base Stats[]

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Major Holy Blood
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Thunder Mage Sprite (F).gifThunder MageTordo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifThrud
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Wrath (SNES).gifWrath
FE4 Thunder.pngThunder - AFE4elthunder.gifElthunder

Growth Rates[]

(With Holy Blood Bonuses)

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 10% 40% 40% 30% 20% 10% 20%

Promotion Gains[]

Promoted Class
FE4 Mage Fighter Sprite (F).gif Mage Fighter
+3 +5 +3 +6 +4 +5 +1
Weapon Levels
FE4 Sword.png C FE4 Fire.png B FE4 Wind.png B FE4 Staff.png B


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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.

Unlike Tine, Linda's starting class is that of a Thunder Mage, which will allow her to use the Thoron spellbook. She is one of two replacement characters possessing Holy Blood.

Linda is somewhat preferable over Tine, as she possesses the Paragon skill. Tine will always end up surpassing Linda in most stats when they are at the same level, but because of Paragon, Linda will promote sooner, which comes with a lovely set of stat boosts. Further, thanks to being able to use Thoron from the jump, she will essentially have 6 more points of magic than Tine with Elthunder (the strongest tome she can have till promotion). On the other hand, opting for Linda means you'll also have Amid, who is almost always worse than the character he's replacing (Arthur), so the question does give one pause. Both options aren't bad; they both have their ups and downs.


In Chapter 7, Amid may speak to Linda, and she will defect to Seliph's army.

In Chapter 7, Linda may speak to Seliph, but nothing will result of it.

In Chapter 8, if neither Seliph nor Linda has a lover, he may speak to her after Conote is captured. She will gain three points of HP and 100 love points with him.

In Chapter 8, if Linda visits a certain spot in the mountains, she will meet Jake and gain three points of Magic Defense.

In the Final Chapter, if neither Amid nor Linda has a lover, he may speak to her, and she will gain one point of Luck.

In the Final Chapter, Linda may speak to her lover if he is either Seliph, Ced, Hawk or Leif. This will result in her lover gaining three points of Magic.

Love Growths[]

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


“I'm sorry...”
—Linda's battle quote as an enemy, in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War
“Sorry... I don't want to fight, but...”
—Linda's battle quote versus Amid in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War
“I'm sorry, Uncle...”
—Linda's battle quote versus Bloom in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War
Ishtar!? I-I'm sorry...”
—Linda's battle quote versus Ishtar in Chapter 8 of Genealogy of the Holy War
“You drove my mother to her death, remember? Or do I have to remind you!?”
—Linda's battle quote versus Bloom in Chapter 8 of Genealogy of the Holy War
Hilda... because of you, my mother...! [...] ! I'll never forgive you...”
—Linda's battle quote versus Hilda in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War
“I don't think so! Mother, please watch! I'm going to kill Hilda!!”
—Linda's battle quote versus Hilda in the Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War
“Ishtar, please... This isn't like you... you've always been so kind to me. I know you don't want to fight us.”
—Linda's battle quote versus Ishtar in the Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War
—Linda's death quote as an enemy, in Genealogy of the Holy War
—Linda's death quote in Genealogy of the Holy War


Genealogy of the Holy War[]

Non-Canon Appearances[]

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

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

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

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

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

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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


Linda's name means "beautiful" in portuguese and spanish. Also derived from the german word lind that means "tender" and "mild".


  • Linda and Amid are the only Substitute characters related by blood to the characters they replace. In this case, they are the maternal cousins of Arthur and Tine.
    • They are also the only substitute characters with Holy Blood, in which both have Minor Thrud.
  • Amid, Linda and their mother Ethnia are the only Thrud descendants without the family lineage's trademark silvery hair.


See main article: Linda/Gallery.