“It's not that I want to miss lectures...exactly. Drowsiness is my archnemesis. For some reason I just can't seem to win against it. Just talking about it makes me sleepy...”
—Linhardt in his C-Support with Byleth

Linhardt is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a student at the Officers Academy who is from the Adrestian Empire, and a member of the Black Eagles. He possesses a minor Crest of Saint Cethleann. He is 16 years old at the start of the game.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Linhardt is the eldest son and heir of House Hevring, a line of counts. He has been good friends with Caspar since he was 6 years old.

Academy phase[edit | edit source]

Linhardt enrolls in the Garreg Mach Monastery Officers Academy in Imperial Year 1180 and joins the Black Eagles.


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When the Black Eagles are taken to the Holy Tomb underneath Garreg Mach, Linhardt is fascinated that such a place existed underneath the monastery; in fact, during the War phase, he would often explore the tomb during his free time, as shown in his supports with Edelgard. When the Imperial Army, led by Metodey, arrives to plunder the tomb, Ferdinand suspects that he works for the Flame Emperor, prompting Linhardt to state that he did not expect the Imperial Army to be connected to the Flame Emperor.

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Cindered Shadows[edit | edit source]

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Linhardt is the other Black Eagle member besides Edelgard in the party that explores Abyss. He revels in the chance to explore Abyss's library, which contains knowledge not available in Garreg Mach's official library, and serves as a de facto researcher of the Chalice of Beginnings and the Four Apostles.

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War phase[edit | edit source]

Crimson Flower[edit | edit source]

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Should Byleth support Edelgard, Linhardt will join the Black Eagle Strike Force. He states that he decided to join simply because he knew it would be pointless to fight against her.

Following the five-year timeskip, Linhardt will reveal to Byleth that he has occupied Hanneman's former room if he wasn't recruited during the Academy phase.

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Azure Moon/Verdant Wind[edit | edit source]

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Linhardt can be persuaded to Byleth's army if he was recruited during the Academy Phase, where he reunites with his classmates on the promised date.

If Linhardt is not recruited, he will be among the forces defending Fort Merceus alongside the Death Knight and Caspar if the latter was also not recruited. He will meet his fate here unless the Death Knight is defeated before him.

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Silver Snow[edit | edit source]

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Despite Edelgard's betrayal in the Holy Tomb, Linhardt states that he has no intention to fight her, but as he attempts to state his reason, Bernadetta cuts him off. Regardless, he decides to support Byleth and joins the Resistance Army.

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Personality[edit | edit source]

Hating constraints and loving his freedom, Linhardt does his best to avoid worries and problems, often idling about lazily in non-essential activities such as fishing, sleeping or idle conversations. Although extremely intelligent, his laziness means that he refuses to use his knowledge for practical purposes unless it benefits him. Despite this, he does genuinely care for others and considers himself to be the worker when everyone else is asleep.

Despite being the heir to House Hevring, Linhardt has little care for his own House. His laziness makes him considerably different from other nobles who believe they must exert themselves, as he states in a support conversation with Dorothea that pride means nothing to him, as it doesn't feed, clothe or shelter him. He generally cares little for gossip relating to him, although he does admit that he can't keep running away from them forever. In fact, in a majority of his endings, he abandons his claim to House Hevring to live a life of his own.

He has a genuine interest in Crests, and when immersed in his research, he can forget to even eat or sleep. That, accompanied by his unparalleled intellect, makes him one of the smartest students in his class. However, he often flutters from interests and is only able to focus on whatever fancies him in the moment. Additionally, his extreme disinterest in anything off-topic will cause him to become drowsy and/or fall asleep.


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Due to his Crest research, he's particularly intelligent and can realize that things are not as they seem compared to others. If he is brought into battle against Indech, he deduces that he is hiding his actual form, but is told to feign ignorance. In his supports with Flayn, he also figures out that she is not who she makes out to be, due to her major Crest and the fact that Cethleann famously never had any children, though she barely manages to quell his suspicions.

He is also one of the few outside people to know of Marianne's Crest of Maurice.

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Despite their personalities and hobbies being different, he gets along well with Caspar. He suffers from hemophobia, or fear of blood - upon scoring his first kill, he will be shocked at taking a life away. Additionally, the bloodiness of the events surrounding The Remire Calamity causes him to start considering the moral and ethical boundaries of acceptable research.

Angelica Tea is his favorite.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

As an Enemy[edit | edit source]

Battle of the Eagle and Lion[edit | edit source]

Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E E E C E - - -
Start

Taking Fort Merceus (Verdant Wind)[edit | edit source]

Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E E E A B - - -
Start

Taking Fort Merceus (Azure Moon) [edit | edit source]

Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E E E A B - - -
Start

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
30% 30% 45% 40% 40% 45% 30% 45% 20%

Maximum Stats[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
63 42 66 56 55 63 48 65 43

Learnt Magic[edit | edit source]

Skill Level Reason Faith
D Wind Heal
D+ Fire Nosferatu
C Cutting Gale Physic
C+ - -
B Bolganone Restore
B+ - -
A Excalibur Warp
A+ - -

Learnt Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Learned at Notes
Sword Prowess Lv 1.png Sword Prowess Lv 1 FE16 sword icon.png E+ -
Sword Prowess Lv 2.png Sword Prowess Lv 2 FE16 sword icon.png D+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 2
Sword Prowess Lv 3.png Sword Prowess Lv 3 FE16 sword icon.png C+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 2
Sword Prowess Lv 4.png Sword Prowess Lv 4 FE16 sword icon.png B+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 3
Sword Prowess Lv 5.png Sword Prowess Lv 5 FE16 sword icon.png A+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Sword.png Wrath Strike FE16 sword icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Sword.png Grounder FE16 sword icon.png C -
Axebreaker FE16.png Axebreaker FE16 sword icon.png B -
Sword Crit +10 FE16.png Sword Crit +10 FE16 sword icon.png S -
Swordfaire FE16.png Swordfaire FE16 sword icon.png S+ -
Lance Prowess Lv 1.png Lance Prowess Lv 1 FE16 lance icon.png E+ -
Lance Prowess Lv 2.png Lance Prowess Lv 2 FE16 lance icon.png D+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 1
Lance Prowess Lv 3.png Lance Prowess Lv 3 FE16 lance icon.png C+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 2
Lance Prowess Lv 4.png Lance Prowess Lv 4 FE16 lance icon.png B+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 3
Lance Prowess Lv 5.png Lance Prowess Lv 5 FE16 lance icon.png A+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Tempest Lance FE16 lance icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Knightkneeler FE16 lance icon.png C -
Swordbreaker FE16.png Swordbreaker FE16 lance icon.png B -
Lance Crit +10 FE16.png Lance Crit +10 FE16 lance icon.png S -
Lancefaire FE16.png Lancefaire FE16 lance icon.png S+ -
Axe Prowess Lv 1.png Axe Prowess Lv 1 FE16 axe icon.png E+ -
Axe Prowess Lv 2.png Axe Prowess Lv 2 FE16 axe icon.png D+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 1
Axe Prowess Lv 3.png Axe Prowess Lv 3 FE16 axe icon.png C+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 2
Axe Prowess Lv 4.png Axe Prowess Lv 4 FE16 axe icon.png B+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 3
Axe Prowess Lv 5.png Axe Prowess Lv 5 FE16 axe icon.png A+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.png Smash FE16 axe icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.png Helm Splitter FE16 axe icon.png C -
Lancebreaker FE16.png Lancebreaker FE16 axe icon.png B -
Axe Crit +10 FE16.png Axe Crit +10 FE16 axe icon.png S -
Axefaire FE16.png Axefaire FE16 axe icon.png S+ -
Bow Prowess Lv 1 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 1 FE16 bow icon.png E+ -
Bow Prowess Lv 2 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 2 FE16 bow icon.png D+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 1
Bow Prowess Lv 3 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 3 FE16 bow icon.png C+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 2
Bow Prowess Lv 4 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 4 FE16 bow icon.png B+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 3
Bow Prowess Lv 5.png Bow Prowess Lv 5 FE16 bow icon.png A+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Bow.png Curved Shot FE16 bow icon.png D -
Close Counter FE16.png Close Counter FE16 bow icon.png C -
Bow Crit +10 FE16.png Bow Crit +10 FE16 bow icon.png S -
Bowfaire FE16.png Bowfaire FE16 bow icon.png S+ -
Brawling Prowess Lv 1 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 1 FE16 brawl icon.png E+ -
Brawling Prowess Lv 2 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 2 FE16 brawl icon.png D+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 1
Brawling Prowess Lv 3 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 3 FE16 brawl icon.png C+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 2
Brawling Prowess Lv 4 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 4 FE16 brawl icon.png B+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 3
Brawling Prowess Lv 5 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 5 FE16 brawl icon.png A+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl.png Fading Blow FE16 brawl icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl.png Rushing Blow FE16 brawl icon.png C -
Combat Art Icon FE16 Special.png Healing Focus FE16 brawl icon.png B -
Brawl Crit +10 FE16.png Brawl Crit +10 FE16 brawl icon.png S -
Fistfaire FE16.png Fistfaire FE16 brawl icon.png S+ -
Reason Lv 1 FE16.png Reason Lv 1 Innate -
Reason Lv 2 FE16.png Reason Lv 2 FE16 reason icon.png D+ Replaces Reason Lv 1
Reason Lv 3 FE16.png Reason Lv 3 FE16 reason icon.png C+ Replaces Reason Lv 2
Reason Lv 4 FE16.png Reason Lv 4 FE16 reason icon.png B+ Replaces Reason Lv 3
Reason Lv 5 FE16.png Reason Lv 5 FE16 reason icon.png A+ Replaces Reason Lv 4
Black Magic Range +1 FE16.png Black Magic Range +1 FE16 reason icon.png S -
Black Tomefaire FE16.png Black Tomefaire FE16 reason icon.png S+ -
Faith Lv 2.png Faith Lv 2 Innate -
Faith Lv 3.png Faith Lv 3 FE16 faith icon.png C+ Replaces Faith Lv 2
Faith Lv 4.png Faith Lv 4 FE16 faith icon.png B+ Replaces Faith Lv 3
Faith Lv 5.png Faith Lv 5 FE16 faith icon.png A+ Replaces Faith Lv 4
White Magic Range +1 FE16.png White Magic Range +1 FE16 faith icon.png S -
White Tomefaire FE16.png White Tomefaire FE16 faith icon.png S+ -
Authority Lv 1.png Authority Lv 1 FE16 authority icon.png E+ -
Authority Lv 2.png Authority Lv 2 FE16 authority icon.png D+ Replaces Authority Lv 1
Authority Lv 3.png Authority Lv 3 FE16 authority icon.png C+ Replaces Authority Lv 2
Authority Lv 4.png Authority Lv 4 FE16 authority icon.png B+ Replaces Authority Lv 3
Authority Lv 5.png Authority Lv 5 FE16 authority icon.png A+ Replaces Authority Lv 4
Battalion Renewal FE16.png Battalion Renewal FE16 authority icon.png C -
Defensive Tactics FE16.png Defensive Tactics FE16 authority icon.png B -
Offensive Tactics FE16.png Offensive Tactics FE16 authority icon.png S+ -
Weight -3 FE16.png Weight -3 FE16 heavy armor icon.png C -
Combat Art Icon FE16 Special.png Smite FE16 heavy armor icon.png B -
Weight -5 FE16.png Weight -5 FE16 heavy armor icon.png A Replaces Weight -3
Armored Effect Null FE16.png Armored Effect Null FE16 heavy armor icon.png S+ -
Dexterity +4 FE16.png Dexterity +4 FE16 riding icon.png C -
Movement +1 FE16.png Movement +1 FE16 riding icon.png A+ -
Cavalry Effect Null FE16.png Cavalry Effect Null FE16 riding icon.png S+ -
Alert Stance FE16.png Alert Stance FE16 flying icon.png B -
Alert Stance+ FE16.png Alert Stance+ FE16 flying icon.png A+ Replaces Alert Stance
Flying Effect Null FE16.png Flying Effect Null FE16 flying icon.png S+ -

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Linhardt will automatically be recruited if Byleth chooses to teach the Black Eagles house in chapter 1. If Byleth chose to teach any other house, Linhardt can transfer to their class if Byleth has a high enough Magic stat and a high enough Reason proficiency. The player can decrease the required threshold if the player has a support rank with him.

Support Rank Magic Reason
None 10 C
C 8 C
C+ 6 D+
B 4 D+
B+ 2 E+
A Any Any

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Linhardt is the main healer for the Black Eagles, and is well-rounded for the class. All of his growths are average or slightly-above average (except for health, strength and defense), so it is rare that he will have deficiencies in any stats besides Charm (he possesses the worst growth and base Charm of any unit in the game), but he also will not stand out anywhere in particular. Coupled with his varied spell list, Linhardt proves to be a jack-of-all-trades, but a master-of-none compared to other healers or mages. However, he has the disadvantage of not learning any 1-3 range spells unlike other magic users. Linhardt also has a fairly large number of Support chains (though not as many as Sylvain or Bernadetta), which lets him help out in Gambit Boosts or Linked Attacks if properly positioned.

Because of Linhardt's useful spell list in both schools of magic, Linhardt would do best in a class that can use magic, like Warlock, Bishop, Mortal Savant, etc. Linhardt also has the ever-useful spell Warp, which should make him one of the more valued utility units. Given that he cannot promote to Gremory, he can alternatively make for an acceptable Dark Bishop, though the class itself is not superb. Mortal Savant is another option, but the class does not provide additional spell charges and he will not be able to make good use of swords due to his below-average strength. Holy Knight is another good master class for Linhardt and fully expands on his movement and his utility, but does not provide him with additional charges like Bishop does. Like many other mages, he should be kept as a back unit for supportive magic and healing. Thanks to his low HP and Defense, one hit from a physical unit will most likely lead to his death, so stay alert and cautious. In particular, he must watch out for enemy Gambits; his terrible Charm makes him highly vulnerable to them, and his own offensive Gambits will do poorly, so it is better to give him supportive Gambits such as Blessing or Stride.

As usual for any mage character, acquiring Fiendish Blow is advisable to improve his damage. In Linhardt's case, mastering Dark Mage for Poison Strike can help if his damage doesn't prove up to par. His above average Luck also means Miracle can be viable, potentially saving him from a deadly hit. Beyond that, however, there aren't any skills that can truly improve Linhardt's viability due to his stats and narrow proficiencies.

Overall, Linhardt is an average-at-best healer who tends to be outshined by other members of the cast such as Mercedes, Marianne, Flayn, Hapi, or even Dorothea. True to his nature, he doesn't really excel in combat, and even as a healer he can be outperformed by others. He makes up for his shortcomings with reliability and his access to Warp, but one should not expect spectacular results from him.

Gift List[edit | edit source]

Gift Name Type of Gift Description Rank
Fishing Float Favorite A tool that tells you when a fish is on the line. Appreciated by those who enjoy fishing.
Owl Feather Favorite A feather from a messenger owl that can be used in a variety of ways. Appreciated by everyone. ★★★
Tasty Baked Treat Favorite A baked confection made by mixing fruit into dough. Appreciated by those with a sweet tooth.
Book of Crest Designs Favorite A book containing the designs of 21 identified Crests. Appreciated by those who enjoy studying Crests. ★★★★
Hunting Dagger Dislike A tool used for processing a catch after a hunt. Appreciated by those who enjoy hunting. ★★
Training Weight Dislike A weight that you can strap to your back to build muscle. Appreciated by those who enjoy weight training. ★★★

Lost Items[edit | edit source]

Lost Item Description
The Saints Revealed An unofficial account of the Four Saints’ deeds during the War of Heroes. It probably belongs to a history buff.
Feather Pillow A pillow stuffed with soft bird feathers. It probably belongs to someone who is picky about their bedding.
Animated Bait Fishing bait that has been magically animated. It probably belongs to an experienced magic user who loves fishing.

Tea Party Conversations[edit | edit source]

See also: Linhardt/Tea Party

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Linhardt/Supports

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Linhardt/Quotes

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

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Linhardt - Sleepy Crest Scholar

Linhardt abandoned his inherited position in favor of a carefree life at Garreg Mach Monastery. There he spent his days at ease, wiling away the hours at the fishing pond or in his private study. After his passing, a treasure trove of documents was unearthed, revealing the key discoveries he had made during his many years of Crest research.

Linhardt and Byleth - (Crimson Flower)

Though grateful for the end of the war, Byleth and Linhardt were disappointed to see that there was no time to relax. The fight against those who slither in the dark began immediately, and Linhardt abandoned his territory to help fight for a world of peace and quiet. Though the struggle was bitter, he took heart in the knowledge that once it was over, he and Byleth could spend the rest of their days in leisure, chasing idle pursuits far away from the stage of battle.

Linhardt and Byleth (Azure Moon)

After taking on the role of archbishop of the Church of Seiros, Byleth announced his/her marriage to Linhardt. The people placed high expectations on him, but to their consternation, Linhardt spent most of his time fishing, relaxing, and researching Crests. Fortunes turned when Byleth discovered a document containing a ground-breaking discovery hidden away on Linhardt's desk. Cast unwittingly into prominence, Linhardt was put to work in earnest. In return for his service to the church, he demanded longer naps with the archbishop.

Linhardt and Byleth (Verdant Wind / Silver Snow)

After ascending to the throne as the first leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan, Byleth announced his/her marriage to Linhardt. The people of Fódlan placed high expectations on their leader's spouse, but to their consternation, Linhardt spent most of his time fishing, relaxing, and researching Crests. Fortunes turned when Byleth discovered a document, hidden away on Linhardt's desk, which provided a ground-breaking discovery. Cast unwittingly into prominence, Linhardt was put to work in earnest. In return for his service, he demanded longer naps in the company of his spouse.

Linhardt and Edelgard

As the new Adrestian emperor, Edelgard gave all she had to breathe new life into the government of Fódlan. With tireless work and great sacrifice, she instituted new class reforms to ensure that people could rise on their own merits. During those years, however, there was a period of time in which she simply disappeared. It is said that she went to the research facility of the foremost authority in Crests, Linhardt, who had relinquished his rank and title to live a life of study. There, after confirming the results of Linhardt's experiments, Edelgard was able to enjoy a rare break from her busy life. The respite was brief, but they cherished that time for the rest of their lives.

Linhardt and Caspar

After the war, Linhardt and Caspar abandoned their noble houses to pursue a carefree journey wandering the world. They traveled to every corner of Fódlan, and even ventured abroad now and again. Caspar got into trouble at every turn on their travels, but Linhardt was always there, begrudgingly, to get him out of it. The records of their adventures were immortalized in a book by an anonymous author, entitled "The Thousand Roads and Seven Seas." It is said they did eventually settle down, after the events in those stories, but where they actually did is unknown.

Linhardt and Bernadetta (Crimson Flower)

Linhardt and Bernadetta caused quite the stir after the war when they abandoned their inherited titles and eloped to Garreg Mach. Returning to the monastery, where they were always most comfortable, the couple lived peaceful lives away from the hassle of politics. When the Empire's efforts to restore the church were complete, the Officers Academy reopened, and two eccentric individuals took up professorships there. One was perpetually asleep, or absorbed in absentminded study; the other refused to show herself at all unless it was time to give a lecture.

Linhardt and Bernadetta (Other routes)

Linhardt and Bernadetta caused quite the stir after the war when they abandoned their inherited titles and eloped to Garreg Mach. Returning to the monastery, where they were always most comfortable, the couple lived peaceful lives away from the hassle of politics. When the church was fully restored, the Officers Academy reopened, and two eccentric individuals took up professorships there. One was perpetually asleep, or absorbed in absentminded study; the other refused to show herself at all unless it was time to give a lecture.

Linhardt and Dorothea

After the war, Linhardt decided to inherit his title. He spent several years studying his territory, learning to manage its affairs, and when he was ready to become the new Count Hevring, he announced his marriage to Dorothea. Somehow, despite all this activity, Linhardt actually managed to keep up with his Crest studies. Though his results were dubious at times, his new wife helped him alter them so that they would be of use to people. Their relationship was unlike anything the nobility had ever witnessed. When faced with this accusation, Linhardt and Dorothea could only laugh and note that the past was of no significance to them.

Linhardt and Petra

Petra returned to her homeland of Brigid, and inherited the throne from her father. As ruler, she declared independence from Fódlan and renegotiated Brigid's diplomatic relationships on more equal terms. Next, she introduced industrial practices that were modeled on those of Fódlan, vastly improving her homelands economy. This rapid development surprised those abroad, until it was discovered that the improvement came thanks to the counsel of Petra's husband, Linhardt, who had left Fódlan to offer Brigid his insight and talent. It is said that the couple maintained a healthy and affectionate relationship and that they raised many happy children together.

Linhardt and Annette

When the Officers Academy reopened after the war, Linhardt gave up his inheritance to take on a position as a professor there. He soon married Annette, who had taken on the same job, and side by side, they helped to educate the next generation of students. Unfortunately, Annette took her teaching duties far more seriously then Linhardt, who was more concerned with his Crest research, and developed a reputation for falling asleep-sometimes more than once-during his own lectures. In their first few years as a couple she fought desperately to correct his behavior, but later she learned to accept it, and even looked forward to finding creative ways to wake him up.

Linhardt and Lysithea

Though Linhardt researched vigorously for a method by which to remove the Crests from Lysithea and save her life, the war ended before he could reach any conclusions. Lysithea, deciding that she should return home to her parents, thanked Linhardt and took her leave of Garreg Mach. Not to be deterred, Linhardt set his affairs in order, renounced his noble title, and followed Lysithea to Ordelia territory to continue his research. Years later, his efforts bore fruit, and Lysithea's Crests were successfully removed. With a new future ahead of her, Lysithea, too, renounced her noble claim, and the couple married as commoners. It is said they raised a very happy family.

Linhardt and Marianne

Marianne returned home to a warm welcome from her adoptive father, who recognized her wisdom and skill and began to groom her as his successor. Meanwhile, Linhardt abandoned his noble claim, and happened to choose Margrave Edmund's territory as the site at which to continue his Crest research. Edmund took a liking to Linhardt and approved wholeheartedly when the scholar and his daughter expressed their wish to marry. As Edmund's successors, the couple combined Linhardt's brilliance with Marianne's practical wisdom to bring abundance to the people.

Linhardt and Flayn

Immediately after the war, Flayn disappeared from Garreg Mach. At the same time, Linhardt mysteriously abandoned his claim to House Hevring, and also vanished. It was suspected, among those who knew them, that they had eloped, although no one seemed to know just where they went. Over a decade later, well after the Officers Academy had been rebuilt, something strange happened. A sleepy young girl with antiquated clothing and the Major Crest of Cethleann enrolled. Over the next two years, a young boy and girl with that same Crest also enrolled. Though Crest scholars deduced that they must be siblings, the truth of their lineage was never definitely proven.

Linhardt and Catherine (Azure Moon / Silver Snow*)

When Rhea absconded her post as archbishop, Catherine resigned from the Knights of Seiros and accompanied her to a life of seclusion in the Red Canyon. They were joined by Catherine's new husband, Linhardt, who continued his Crest research at Catherine's behest. Motivated by his wife, and freed from all other distractions, Linhardt made new discoveries at an astonishing rate. The fruits of his research brought about dramatic changes in the world of Crest research, but for the sake of his privacy, Linhardt always published his papers anonymously.
* Requires Byleth to have an A Support or higher with Rhea.

Linhardt and Catherine (Verdant Wind / Silver Snow*)

Catherine left the Knights of Seiros and set out to travel across Fódlan. With Thunderbrand in hand, she wandered the countryside, seeking always to defend the innocent and punish the wicked. During these years of heroics, she had an unusual traveling companion in Linhardt, who had renounced his noble title and followed her. During their adventures, Catherine was said to be nearly unstoppable, and Linhardt all but useless—except in moments of great need, when the Crest scholar's wisdom would suddenly carry the day. The pair's adventures lived on as beloved folktales, passed down through the generations. It is unclear whether the two were ever romantically involved.
* Requires Byleth to not achieve an A Support or higher with Rhea.

Linhardt and Hapi

After the war, Linhardt abandoned his inherited position and instead journeyed with Hapi to the village both she and Saint Timotheos were from. The villagers initially bristled at the arrival but welcomed the two once they recognized Hapi. Combining what he had uncovered beneath Garreg Mach with notes found in the village said to have been left by Timotheos himself, Linhardt swiftly unraveled the mystery of Hapi's unique power. With little to do once the research was completed, the pair embarked upon a life of leisure together.
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Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

'Linhardt' is a German name equivalent to 'Leonard' and means 'Lion-hearted'.

Linhardt's house name Hevring is a reference to one of the nine daughters of the sea god Aegir which means "lifting".

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Linhardt shares the Crest of Cethleann with Flayn.
  • In the base game, Linhardt has a unique post-timeskip battle model as a Priest and Bishop.
    • Otherwise, he uses green colours for his classes.
  • Linhardt shares his English VA, Chris Patton, with Echoes: Shadows of Valentia's Kliff.
  • Linhardt is one of the characters who can have S-Supports with both male and female Byleth. The others are: Edelgard, Dorothea, Mercedes, Gilbert (platonic), Alois (platonic), Rhea, Sothis, Jeritza and Yuri.
  • Linhardt is the only male character in Three Houses who can learn ten spells.
  • Linhardt stands at 177cm (or about 5’10”).
  • Linhardt's artwork when reaching the S-Support is unique, since it depicts him on the grass, not on the monastery's balcony.
  • Linhardt shares his Paralogue with Leonie but, differently from the other characters with a shared Paralogue, the two cannot support. The same goes for Ferdinand and Lysithea, Caspar and Mercedes, and finally Jeritza and Anna.
  • In the second survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Linhardt placed 14th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:3. He ranked 14th among those who completed the game with 83 points.
  • In a survey conducted by Famitsu Magazine, Linhardt placed 10th for males and 22nd overall with 398 votes in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He also placed 7th among S-Supports chosen in the first playthrough with 136 votes.
  • In the third survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Linhardt placed 13th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:3. He ranked 13th among those who completed the game with 95 points.
  • In the fourth survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Linhardt placed 17th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:4. He ranked 17th among those who completed the game with 39 points.
  • In the fifth survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Linhardt placed 20th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:4. He ranked 20th among those who completed the game with 5.7% of the vote.

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