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“People of Crimea... Behold a true queen! YOUR queen! Long live Queen Elincia!”
—Lucia, before she was to be hanged in Radiant Dawn.

Lucia is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. She is a young lady descending from the house of Count Delbray, the older sister of Geoffrey, and the milk sister of Elincia. She commands the Royal Guards with Geoffrey and spearheads a clandestine network of spies to monitor the internal affairs of Crimea.

Profile[]

Path of Radiance[]

Lucia and Geoffrey were born into the house of Count Delbray of Crimea. While details of her early years remain unknown, it is known that they were raised with the recently-born princess of Crimea, Elincia, at the royal family’s villa. As the three shared their childhood, they grew very close. Once Lucia grew older, she became a soldier in service to Crimea.

When Crimea is defeated during Daein's invasion, Lucia continues to lurk in the shadows of her homeland alongside Geoffrey, Bastian and some other Crimean retainers. She first appears in Chapter 23, in which she arrives alongside a group of retainers as reinforcements for the Crimean Liberation Army.

After reuniting with Elincia, Lucia and Bastian proceed to lead Ike's army to Delbray Castle to celebrate her return to Crimea. However, when she learns that the castle is under siege from Daein forces, she advises Elincia to abandon Geoffrey and flee to safer grounds. Ike responds by denouncing her plans and choosing to fulfill Elincia's wishes by rushing to Geoffrey's aid.

Despite being shocked by Ike's actions, this incident serves as an eye-opener for Lucia and she learns about the importance of staying alive for Elincia's sake. Taking this in mind, she proceeds to assist Ike's forces in Chapter 24, fighting to save her brother from his untimely end.

Lucia remains with Ike's forces until the game reaches its conclusion, whereupon she serves the newly-crowned Queen Elincia as her loyal adviser.

Radiant Dawn[]

Lucia continues to support Elincia as her adviser. Her close bond with the queen grants her a seat on the royal council, although the nobles prevent her from offering input. When news of a possible revolution reach Elincia’s ears, Lucia offers to go and investigate the reported ringleader of the rebellion. She infiltrates Duke Ludveck’s castle to unearth evidence of his plot to overthrow Elincia and her pacifistic rule over Crimea. During her stay at the duke’s castle, she is treated well by him, although it was likely because the duke desires her. One night, Lucia sneaks out of the castle, hoping to discover some piece of evidence of treason. In a nearby cave, she discovers a document with Ludveck’s name and seal which was more than enough evidence to prove him a rebel. However, when she tries to leave the cave, she is attacked by the duke's men.

Once she arrives in Melior, Lucia watches as Geoffrey departs for Felirae to put an end to Ludveck's rebellion. She waits for news of the battle to relay to Elincia, who flees Melior for her safety. The sighting of a lit beacon alerts Lucia about the end of the fighting in Felirae, although she guesses the battle was a diversion. At nightfall, she leaves Crimea Castle to deliver a message to one of her many spies so that Elincia could be alerted to the coming danger. To her shock, she finds her agent dead and Ludveck himself waiting for her inside of a house. The rebels proceed to cut off a lock of her hair and use it as a means to blackmail Elincia into surrendering her throne to Ludveck.

When Elincia refuses to abide by their demands, the rebels place Lucia on the gallows in front of Fort Alpea, intending to execute her under the watchful eye of the Crimean public. However, this plan is foiled by the Greil Mercenaries who interrupt the proceedings and rescue Lucia.

Later in the game, Lucia marches with Elincia and the rest of their army to enforce Crimea’s neutral stance in the ongoing war between the Laguz Alliance and the Begnion Empire. When Elincia pledges her support to aid Empress Sanaki of Begnion in reclaiming her empire, Lucia joins the troops who march from one battle to another across the border with Daein and eventually into Begnion itself. She aids Elincia and King Tibarn of Phoenicis as they clash with the army of Senator Valtome and track down Izuka in the swamps of Begnion.

Lucia will reappear in Part 4 of the game, and may be brought into the Tower of Guidance to reverse Ashera's judgment upon the continent of Tellius.

After the defeat of Ashera, Lucia returns to Crimea and remains at Elincia’s side. The love between the two of them is said to grow stronger than that of most blood sisters. Although Bastian attempts to woo her, Lucia never marries, which makes her the first of the queen’s retainers to do so. However, she will continue to have an affair with Bastian if they have an A support.

Personality[]

Lucia is a wise and rational individual who treats almost everyone she meets with the utmost respect. She holds absolute loyalty to Elincia and is more than willing to undertake any tasks on her behalf, regardless of how difficult or unreasonable they may seem.

Lucia is often the subject of long rambling love declarations from Bastian, who appears to be smitten with her. She usually responds with a nonchalant attitude and quietly rejects his advances.

In-Game[]

Path of Radiance[]

Recruitment[]

  • Chapter 24: Automatically from the start of Turn 2.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Lucia Swordmaster Sprite SwordmasterFE9Earth Earth
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
12361512212316108887
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Parity (FE9) ParityFE9 Sword Sword - AFE9SilverSword Silver Sword
FE9Laguzguard Laguzguard
FE9Vulnerary Vulnerary

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 50% 30% 70% 65% 50% 40% 30%

Bond Support[]

Support Conversations[]

See also: Lucia/Supports

Overall[]

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.

Lucia joins late into the game with generally worse stats than both Stefan at base as well as a promoted Mia or Zihark. She will struggle to ORKO enemies on Hard Mode and has very poor bulk. In general she should be outclassed by most of the units already in your party by that point in the game, however her stat growths are decent and she is not terrible if a swordmaster is needed for whatever reason.

If you decide to use Lucia despite her flaws, there are a few ways to mitigate her weaknesses. To improve her offense, removing Parity will enable her to use offensive skills and skill combinations, such as Vantage + Wrath or Resolve, both of which are combinations that exploit her meager durability to improve her damage output. Her high weapon rank will allow her to utilize effective weaponry against more bulky foes such as Generals and Laguz. Notably she has a very high magic stat for a sword user, making her a good candidate for a Sonic Sword if you have one.

Radiant Dawn[]

Availability[]

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Endgame
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 E A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected ╳=Not allowed

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Lucia Swordmaster Sprite SwordmasterFE10Earth Earth
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
143818102727191415887
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Parity Parity
Critical 10 Critical +10
Shove Shove
FE10 Sword Sword - AFE10silversword Silver Sword
Windedge Wind Edge
FE10ironsword Iron Sword

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 25% 20% 70% 60% 30% 15% 50%

Biorhythm[]

RD Biorhythm H

Bond Support[]

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE10mastercrown Master Crown) FE10 Lucia Trueblade Sprite Trueblade
1 +4 +3 +4 +2 +2 +3 +4 +0 +0
Skills
Critical 20 Critical +20
Astra Astra

Overall[]

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.

While there are several other choices for Trueblades that have more availability, and thus more room for growth, Lucia is still by no means a bad character to invest into. She will cap her HP, Skill, Speed, and Resistance rather quickly, making her well suited to take on the high amount of magic that gets shot around in the endgame. She usually gets very high magic, generally over 15, making the Imbue skill ideal to increase her longevity. This also helps patch up her subtle physical defense, which can be a bit of a liability if Lucia gets hit. However, Lucia's biggest flaw is not defense, but strength: by the time she is re-usable in Part 4, she will have difficulties one-rounding durable opponents, though a high critical rate rate will help compensate for this, as well as the ability Astra once she promotes to a Trueblade. Pairing her up with offensive support affinities, such as Brom, Calill, and Reyson (should they be well-leveled) is also very helpful to boost her lackluster power.

Using the Blossom skill on Lucia in Part 4-5: Unforgivable Sin is an ideal way to prepare Lucia for Part 4 Endgame and max her stats with the many Laguz available to train her on.

In contrast to her fellow Swordmasters Mia, Edward, and Zihark, Lucia has higher Magic and Resistance, but lower Strength, Defense, HP, and Luck. She has less HP, Strength, and Defense than Stefan, but higher Magic, Luck, and Resistance.

Fire Emblem Awakening[]

SpotPass[]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Swordmaster (F) Map SpriteSwordmaster
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
195127+51437382015116
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Avoid +10Avoid +10
Vantage (Kakusei)Vantage
Astra (FE13)Astra
Sword Expert IconSwordfaire
DualSupport+Dual Support+
SwordIconFE13Sword - ASilver Sword FE13 IconSilver Sword*

*Enemy only; joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Tireless Advisor
Daughter of Count Delbray and master of the blade. She supports Elincia, sharing a bond stronger than that of most siblings. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Lucia Heroes spriteTitle
Tireless Advisor
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
10/11/12
38/41/45
14/15/16
42/45/49
4/5/6
26/29/32
5/6/7
29/32/35
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Queensblade
FEH skill support Harsh Command
FEH Sword Sword

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Sword---
Steel Sword---
Silver Sword---
Queensblade-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportHarsh Command---
Harsh Command+Harsh Command-FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH Life and Death 1 Life and Death 1--
FEH Life and Death 2 Life and Death 2FEH Life and Death 1 Life and Death 1-
FEH Life and Death 3 Life and Death 3FEH Life and Death 2 Life and Death 2-
FEH Life and Death 4 Life and Death 4FEH Life and Death 3 Life and Death 3FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Repel 1 Repel 1--
FEH Repel 2 Repel 2FEH Repel 1 Repel 1-
FEH Repel 3 Repel 3FEH Repel 2 Repel 2-
FEH Repel 4 Repel 4FEH Repel 3 Repel 3FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Even Tempest 1 Even Tempest 1--
FEH Even Tempest 2 Even Tempest 2FEH Even Tempest 1 Even Tempest 1-
FEH Even Tempest 3 Even Tempest 3FEH Even Tempest 2 Even Tempest 2-

Overall[]

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[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance Options[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Tireless Advisor Lucia
Lucia tireless advisor pop01 Lucia is a swordswoman from Crimea, a kingdom of the continent of Tellius. She's childhood friends with Elincia, her queen, whom she has protected since Elincia was a princess.
Lucia tireless advisor pop02 When unrest broke out in Crimea, Lucia was taken captive by the rebels. They used her as a hostage to threaten Elincia, demanding that she free their leader!
Lucia tireless advisor pop03 However, Elincia would not give in to the rebels' demands. In response, they tried to execute Lucia! Fortunately, she was saved by the Greil Mercenaries, who had been hired by Bastian to save her!
Lucia tireless advisor pop04 After she was freed, Lucia didn't resent Elincia for her refusal to deal with the rebels—in fact, she praised Elincia's resolve! Her unbreakable faith in her queen is so inspiring!
Closely Associated Characters
Elincia Having overcome many hardships, she leads Crimea backed by her conviction and the affection of her people. Lucia's liege and childhood friend.
Geoffrey Paladin leader of the Royal Knights of Crimea. His loyalty for his homeland and Queen Elincia knows no bounds. Lucia's brother.
Bastian Deputy prime minister of Crimea and trusted ally of the new queen. During the war, he visited many countries to engage them in diplomacy. Hires the Greil Mercenaries to free Lucia from the rebels' capture.

Quotes[]

Death/Defeat Quotes[]

Path of Radiance[]

“I will not die... I must not cause the lady Elincia any more grief... I must not! Live... No matter the pain... I will live!”
—Lucia's death quote

Radiant Dawn[]

“I...cannot die... Elincia... I cannot leave her to mourn... Geoffrey... Bas...ti...an...”
—Lucia's death quote

Heroes[]

Lucia/Heroes Quotes

Endings[]

Path of Radiance[]

"Thank you, General Ike. Because of you, I believe we better understand how best to serve Princess Elincia."

Radiant Dawn[]

Tireless Advisor (女王の姉妹 Joō no shimai, lit. Sister of the Queen)

Where the queen went, Lucia followed. Their love was fabled to be stronger than even most blood sisters.

Lucia and Bastian

First among the ministers to support her queen, Lucia never married. However, her affair with Count Bastian continues.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 261 CYL Lucia RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
861
356 CYL Lucia POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
491
CYL2 232
↑29
CYL Lucia RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
1,028
↑167
361
↓5
CYL Lucia POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
522
↑31
CYL3 152
↑80
(From highest)
CYL Lucia POR Portrait
Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn
1,704
↑154
(From combined)
CYL4 157
↓5
CYL Lucia RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
977
↓727
CYL5 107
↑50
CYL Lucia RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
861
↓116
CYL6 87
↑20
CYL Lucia RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
1,135
↑274
CYL7 82
↑5
CYL Lucia RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
732
↓403

CYL8 248
↓166
CYL Lucia RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
215
↓517

Etymology[]

'Lucia' is the feminine form of the name Lucius in Italian, German, and English. Her name is pronounced 'Lu-CHEE-ah' in Italian, corresponding to her Japanese name 'Luchino'. Despite this, however, Mist calls her Lu-SEE-ah in the cutscene at the end of part 2.

In Christian tradition, Saint Lucia was a martyr from Syracuse in the 4th Century, and had her eyes gouged out. Thereafter, she became the patron saint of the blind, gathering a strong following in medieval Europe.

Trivia[]

  • In Radiant Dawn, Lucia has two different character models as a Swordmaster. Near the beginning of Part 2, she has long hair, much like her appearance in Path of Radiance. Following her involuntary haircut by Ludveck, her character model will be depicted with short hair for the remainder of the game. Her character portrait will also follow along with this change.
    • However, she only has a single short-haired model as a Trueblade. In the Japanese version, Master Crowns are required to promote and no Master Crown is available for Lucia's use before her hair is cut. However, in the US and European versions, units can promote by leveling up a level 20 unit, and thus if Lucia is provided with enough EXP in Chapter 2-2, she can promote to Trueblade, giving her a short-haired model before the applicable event in the story.
  • Though not explicitly named, Mia received a fortune that she would meet her rival "with white robes flowing in the breeze". Lucia is the only Myrmidon based unit in both Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn to match this description, heavily implying that she is said fated rival.
  • In a support conversation with Janaff in Path of Radiance, it is stated that she is not old enough to be without a chaperone. This is a stark contrast to what her apparent age are in the Path of Radiance (Tellius Recollection) artbook, which is 22 (A).
  • In her SpotPass battle in Awakening, her team includes Heroes, Snipers, but more importantly one Sage with the Rexcalibur tome, in reference to Bastian.
  • Lucia is capable of achieving the highest avoid for a Beorc unit and second highest overall behind Ulki if she is partnered with an Earth affinity unit and with maxed stats. She can also achieve the second highest critical rate behind Rolf if she has included bond supports with Bastian and Janaff carried over from Path of Radiance.
  • Lucia shares both her English voice actress, AmaLee, and her Japanese voice actress, Rie Tanaka, with Elimine in Heroes.

Gallery[]

See main article: Lucia/Gallery.
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