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“What!? No way! That stuffy know-it-all doesn’t need it! Look at me! I’m so tiny and helpless, I need all the help I can get. You wouldn’t want me to get hurt, would you?”
—Lyre in a conversation with Ranulf and Kyza

Lyre is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. Lyre has an older twin sister named Lethe.

Profile[]

Lyre is a Cat Laguz of the Beast tribe, as well as the younger twin sister of Lethe. She possibly has feelings for Ranulf. She hates war and fighting, but joins the army to be with Lethe and Ranulf because she wants to fight alongside her sister and could not bear to see her die.

Lyre is first introduced in Chapter 3-1 where she helps Lethe and Mist pass out poisoned food to knock out enemy guards, and then serves as an NPC ally unit along with Lethe for that chapter. She officially joins as a playable character in chapter 3-4.

Personality[]

Despite being Lethe's twin sister, Lyre is nearly her polar opposite. She is playful and outgoing, counter to Lethe's more serious and stern nature. When introduced, she is also more at ease with Beorc than Lethe initially is in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.

However, Lyre seems to be the pettier of the two sisters. In a Base Conversation, she claims that Shinon is lucky that she did not claw the smile off his face after an altercation between the two and Gatrie. In a different info conversation, she begs Ranulf to give her the gift he offers instead of giving it to Kyza, her excuse being that she is the smaller and more helpless of the two.

In-Game[]

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 △=Reinforcement

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Lyre Cat (Untransformed) Sprite
Cat (Untransformed)

FE10 Lyre Cat (Transformed) Sprite
Cat (Transformed)
FE10Thunder Thunder
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
17477

14
6

12
11

22
11

22
167

14
8

16
6

11
11

31
7

9
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Shove ShoveFE10 Strike Strike - AFE10 Claw (Cat) Claw

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 35% 10% 65% 70% 50% 20% 30%

Biorythm[]

RD Biorhythm D

Bond Support[]

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.

One look at Lyre's base stats will definitely make many players raise an eyebrow; she is inferior in every way to her sister, Lethe, and gets lower availability for not being present in Part II. While she gets better growth rates in some areas, she sadly gains EXP just as slowly as her sister, and lags behind Lethe so much, that even when reaching a similar level (level 21), Lyre will most likely still be inferior to her, making Lyre's one defining trait of being a Laguz growth unit pretty difficult to defend. Bonus EXP is also a difficult proposition, as growing a Laguz unit through this process is always more expensive than a Beorc equivalent.

Lyre's problems are similar to Lethe's but amplified with even lower base stats, while not being able to contribute in any part of the game with her bases. To give an idea, she has similar attack power to Mist at base (8 Strength) with her Florete, sharing similar Strength growth rate, but Lyre gains EXP much slower, is stuck to 1 Range, has lower availability (and Mist can easily get a lead through the first three chapters), and has to deal with cats' very quick transformation gauge. Of course, Mist cannot double nearly as reliably, but Mist's primary function being to heal and not attack, just about any player can see the issue with Lyre.

She will very quickly lose her Speed lead on the enemy, becoming unable to double, and will always deal pretty low damage to them. Upon joining the team, there are even enemies that Lyre will only deal 1 or 2 damage against.

Overall, Lyre is considered one of the worst units of the game, and rightfully so. She might be rather accurate and quick, but it doesn't mean anything when her damage output is negligible to non-existent against her enemies with no easy way of fixing it outside of using invaluable stat boosters (which won't completely fix her), and her stat increases being so out of reach, during a part of the game where she has to fight for a deployment slot with some of the best units of the game, and with Ranulf being forced deployed in Part III when available, a much better Cat Laguz.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Lap Cat of Luxury
A cat warrior from Gallia, home of the beast tribe of laguz. Wrapped in a kimono for the first time, she is enjoying herself to the fullest. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Lyre Lap Cat of Luxury Heroes spriteTitle
Lap Cat of Luxury
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
8/9/10
34/37/40
11/12/13
39/42/46
4/5/6
23/27/30
5/6/7
24/28/31
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Sparkling Fang
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Colorless Beast Beast

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseWhelp (Cavalry)---
Yearling (Cavalry)---
Adult (Cavalry)---
Sparkling Fang-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialNew Moon---
LunaNew Moon--
AFEH Atk Spd Catch 1 Atk Spd Catch 1--
FEH Atk Spd Catch 2 Atk Spd Catch 2FEH Atk Spd Catch 1 Atk Spd Catch 1-
FEH Atk Spd Catch 3 Atk Spd Catch 3FEH Atk Spd Catch 2 Atk Spd Catch 2-
CFEH Chill Def 1 Chill Def 1--
FEH Chill Atk Def 1 Chill Atk Def 1FEH Chill Def 1 Chill Def 1-
FEH Chill Atk Def 2 Chill Atk Def 2FEH Chill Atk Def 1 Chill Atk Def 1FEH Star Rarity 5

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[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Lap Cat of Luxury Lyre
Lyre lap cat of luxury pop01 We've got a special guest coming to celebrate the New Year! Here's Lyre, a cat warrior from Gallia, and she's wearing a special kimono for the celebrations!
Lyre lap cat of luxury pop02 You might remember her twin sister, Lethe, who previously came to celebrate the New Year in Askr. Lyre's kimono is a lot like the one Lethe wore, but with a whole new color scheme!
Lyre lap cat of luxury pop03 That doll she's brought with her is called a shishimai, and it's used as part of a traditional New Year's lion dance. That band around its head looks a little familiar… Is that supposed to be Ranulf?
Lyre lap cat of luxury pop04 Lyre has graced the start of the year with a truly gorgeous outfit, and seeing her vibrant look makes me think we'll have a bright year ahead. Maybe this is the year she'll finally catch Ranulf's eye!
Closely Associated Characters
Lethe A member of the cat clan of laguz. Out enjoying New Year's treats in unusual garb. Lyre's twin sister.
Ranulf A cat warrior from Gallia, the home of the beast tribe of laguz. Though young, his king trusts him deeply. Considered the right hand of the future king. Lyre's superior officer.
Kyza A tiger warrior from Gallia, home of the beast tribe of laguz. Serious and dutiful, not even New Year's celebrations can keep them from their training. Lyre's superior officer.

Quotes[]

Death/Retreat Quotes[]

“No... I... Is this...the end for me? Save me, Ranulf... Lethe...”
—Lyre's death quote in TBA
“EEK!.....Ow...Lethe..s-save....me..”
—Lyre's death quote in TBA
“Ugh... I can't believe it... I've gotta fall back... The rest of you guys think you can pull it together?”
—Lyre's retreat quote in TBA

Heroes[]

Lyre/Heroes Quotes

Ending[]

Finder of Secrets (気ままな尻尾)
Lyre lived free and wild in the forest. She often told her young comrades of the war and the heroes therein.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Lyre 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 368 CYL Lyre Portrait
Radiant Dawn
460
CYL2 400
↓40
CYL Lyre Portrait
Radiant Dawn
443
↓17
CYL3 337
↑63
CYL Lyre Portrait
Radiant Dawn
532
↑89
CYL4 362
↓25
CYL Lyre Portrait
Radiant Dawn
290
↓242
CYL5 311
↑51
CYL Lyre Portrait
Radiant Dawn
214
↓76
CYL6 431
↓120
CYL Lyre Portrait
Radiant Dawn
89
↓125

CYL7 390
↑41
CYL Lyre Portrait
Radiant Dawn
42
↓47

Etymology[]

The lyre (lyra) is a musical instrument from Ancient Greece. It is said to have been invented by Hermes, messenger of the gods, though it is probably more often associated with the mythical poet Orpheus, master of the lyre.

In Greek mythology, Orpheus of the lyre wandered into the underworld of Hades, in grief over the loss of his wife. There, it is said in some stories, that he had to cross the rivers of the underworld, Styx and Lethe.

Trivia[]

  • Lyre and Kyza are both mentioned in a support conversation in Path of Radiance between Ranulf and Lethe.
  • Lyre shares her English voice actress, Kelly Baskin, with Letizia.

Gallery[]

See main article: Lyre/Gallery.
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