—Lucius to Raven in a support conversation.
Lucius is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is a Monk who follows the religion of Saint Elimine, and is deeply devoted to his best friend Raven. Due to his feminine appearance, he is often mistaken for being female.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Personality
- 3 In-Game
- 4 Quotes
- 5 Non-Canon Appearances
- 6 Choose Your Legends Placement History
- 7 Etymology
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Gallery
Before The Blazing Blade
Lucius was born in Etruria. His father was a famous mercenary for hire, but whom was killed by a thief in front of Lucius when he was three. His mother eventually died of sickness soon afterwards. Lucius then took the dagger that served as his father's murder weapon as a keepsake. He was then taken into an orphanage, where he spent the rest of his childhood. Often teased for his feminine appearance, Lucius still remembers a teacher who was particularly cruel to him.
When he grew older, Lucius left the orphanage and began to travel as a monk. He eventually became a retainer to House Cornwell, where he met Raymond, the son of Marquess Cornwell. Lucius served him for more than ten years before Marquess Cornwell and his wife were assassinated for unknown reasons. Although not known why, Lucius set out to travel on his own shortly after this.
While on his travels, Lucius stops by an inn in Khathelet in Chapter 7, where he witnesses Nils being thrown out by the innkeeper on account of him and his sister being troublemakers. Concerned, Lucius follows them outside, where he encounters Lyn and her party. Learning that she intends to help Nils, he decides to lend her his aid. Lucius will then remain with Lyn's party until they succeed in reclaiming Castle Caelin. Following this, Lucius departs and continues his solitary travels.
Eliwood and Hector's Story
A year later, it is revealed that Lucius has resumed traveling with Raven again. In Chapter 16E/17H, both Lucius and Raven are captured and imprisoned in Castle Caelin when it is taken over by Laus' soldiers. When Raven catches wind that Hector will be amongst the forces approaching the castle, he, against Lucius' protests, makes a deal with one of the prison guards to be allowed out of the jail cell on account of a desire to settle a score with House Ostia. Raven is eventually convinced to stay his hand by his younger sister Priscilla when he encounters her, electing to join her on her journey with Eliwood, Hector and Lyn's army. Thereafter, Raven gets Lucius to follow suit, and the pair will remain with the army until its struggle against Nergal and his morphs concludes.
Following this journey, Lucius will open an orphanage on the Araphen border, living a simple life caring for helpless children. In The Binding Blade, Chad, Lugh and Raigh reveal that they had grown up in an orphanage in Araphen. During the invasion, the one they call 'Father' attempted to protect the garden from the intruding Bern soldiers but is tragically slain. While there is no official evidence that suggests Lucius is this ill-fated 'Father', the inference can be made nevertheless.
Depending on his supports, Lucius may choose to continue following Raven, where the pair work alongside each other as mercenaries.
Lucius is a kind and gentle soul, and is very expressive of the faith of Saint Elimine. Anger is an emotion that Lucius never expresses, even when he faces aggressive and violent people such as Karel.
Lucius is known to suffer from the effects of past traumatic experiences, a suffering that he term "a spiritual illness" in his own words. Instead of allowing it to torment him, Lucius chooses to transform this negative energy into something positive, making an effort to help others he deems to be suffering, sometimes even at the expense of his own health. Raven is one of these people whom Lucius tries to aid, as the man is blinded by a seemingly unquenchable desire to exact revenge on Ostia for the destruction of House Cornwell.
Lucius' tenderness is of such a huge magnitude that it takes on a distinct quality of magnanimity. In this regard, it extends to those who have caused him grief. This is portrayed through his supports with Renault, where he is quick to forgive the bishop for the murder of his father, and even goes on to empathise with his regret.
Lucius has also been portrayed as fiercely loyal to the people whom he deeply cares for. This is depicted through his obstinate refusal to withdraw and leave the battlefield even when he is urged to do so by Raven.
Description: A traveling acolyte. Gentle and serene.
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- See also: Lucius/Supports
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 Lucius joins Lyn's party during her story, he leaves and cannot be recruited until Chapter 16E/17H. If Raven's sister Priscilla talks to her brother and recruits him, he can also recruit Lucius in turn. Note that while Lyn can initiate a conversation between her and Lucius, Lucius will not join her, meaning that it is imperative that Priscilla is selected for this map.
Overall, Lucius can best be described as a glass cannon. He has very high Magic, Skill, Speed, and Resistance stats, strengths that are offset by his lacklustre HP, Defense, and Luck. This makes him one of the most fragile units when pitted against physical foes. The opposite goes for magic-wielding enemies, where he is one of the best magical tanks in the game. Therefore, he can be a valuable asset in killing enemy dark magic users as one of few characters capable of using light magic. As long as he is kept protected, his destructive power for dealing with any low-resistance enemies is almost peerless.
Lucius possesses some advantage over other magic units in that he has a C rank in staves the moment he promotes, opening up options such as power-leveling him through abusing the Barrier staff's given experience on use, and bringing him just short of using the ever useful Physic staff. His high magic and skill make him one of the best characters for using offensive staves like Berserk. Lucius is also one of the few characters who has the potential to use Aureola, the others being Athos, Serra and Renault. However, since Serra and Renault suffer from poorer Magic growth rates and Athos has the capability of wielding Forblaze, Lucius is thus the best candidate for using Aureola. Unfortunately, his lower Constitution will weigh him down, meaning it is not a good idea to use Aureola without using a Body Ring, although he will take less of a Speed penalty than Serra.
Lucius - The Traveling Monk
Lucius studies in Caelin for a time, but he departs after receiving summons to another land. He has since been seen traveling with a hard-eyed mercenary.
Lucius - The Light
Lucius lived a modest life in a remote corner of Araphen. He built a small orphanage, where he now cares for helpless children.
Lucius and Raven
After the conflict, Raven revealed his past to Hector. Hector offered to rebuild Raven's home, but Raven refused. He and Lucius travel as mercenaries, but Lucius is pleased to see his friend's heart has been eased.
- The Light
- A gentle cleric who serves Raven. Carries a heavy burden from a dark childhood. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
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—Lucius recounting his past.
—Lucius on his appearance.
—Raven to Lucius.
—Final Chapter: Light quote
Defeat Quote During Lyn's Story
Lucius: My apologies... I must withdraw. I do not want to burden you...
(End of chapter)
Lyn: How are you feeling, Lucius?
Lucius: My heart is heavy... I cannot travel with you anymore... not in this condition.
Lyn: I see... I'm grateful for all that you've done for us.
Lucius: May blessed Elimine keep you safe.
Lucius is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Choose Your Legends Placement History
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|The Blazing Blade||1,502|
|CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.|
|The Blazing Blade||1,047|
|The Blazing Blade||719|
|The Blazing Blade||481|
|CYL6||197||The Blazing Blade||495|
"Lucius" is a now uncommonly used name derived from the Latin word "lucis", meaning "light".
Lucius Tiberius was a fictional Roman procurator (or possibly emperor) in Arthurian mythology who invaded the homeland of King Arthur's allies, but was defeated.
"Ruthea" likely derives from the Biblical name Ruth, from a Hebrew word meaning "friend". "Lucius" was likely chosen in localization to give him a more clearly masculine name.
- In Heroes, Lucius shares his English voice actor, Michael Sinterniklaas, with Niles and Takumi from Fates. As well as Three Houses' Aelfric.
- Although Lucius is a Monk in The Blazing Blade, he enters Heroes as a staff-wielding clergyman.
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Lucius came in 8th place on the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 1:2.
- Lucius received the highest proportion of female votes in the top 10.
- Voters cited his kindness, emotional and magical strength, and beautiful face as their reasons for voting.
- See main article: Lucius/Gallery.