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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.


Lyre is a Cat Laguz of the Beast tribe, as well as the younger twin sister of Lethe. She possibly has feelings for Commander 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 by helping 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.


Despite being Lethe's twin sister, Lyre's personality is a near 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.


Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


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
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Cat (Untransformed)

FE10 Lyre Cat (Transformed) Sprite.png
Cat (Transformed)
FE10Thunder.png Thunder









SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Shove.png ShoveFE10 Strike.gif Strike - AFE10 Claw (Cat).png Claw

Growth Rates

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


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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 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 obviously to heal and not to 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.

She is considered one of the worst units of the game, and rightfully so. Lyre 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.


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Bond Support

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 sprite.pngTitle
Lap Cat of Luxury
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
FEH skill offense.png Sparkling Fang
FEH skill special.png New Moon
FEH Colorless Beast.png Beast


FEH skill offense.pngWhelp (Cavalry)---
Yearling (Cavalry)---
Adult (Cavalry)---
Sparkling Fang-FEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill special.pngNew Moon---
LunaNew Moon--
AFEH Atk Spd Catch 1.png Atk Spd Catch 1--
FEH Atk Spd Catch 2.png Atk Spd Catch 2FEH Atk Spd Catch 1.png Atk Spd Catch 1-
FEH Atk Spd Catch 3.png Atk Spd Catch 3FEH Atk Spd Catch 2.png Atk Spd Catch 2-
CFEH Chill Def 1.png Chill Def 1--
FEH Chill Atk Def 1.png Chill Atk Def 1FEH Chill Def 1.png Chill Def 1-
FEH Chill Atk Def 2.png Chill Atk Def 2FEH Chill Atk Def 1.png Chill Atk Def 1FEH Star Rarity 5.png


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Base Set


Skill Inheritance


Radiant Dawn

Lyre: No... I... Is this...the end for me? Save me, Ranulf... Lethe...

Lyre: EEK!

Lyre: Ugh... I can't believe it... I've gotta fall back... The rest of you guys think you can pull it together?


Lyre/Heroes Quotes


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
Radiant Dawn
CYL2 400
Radiant Dawn
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.
CYL3 337
Radiant Dawn
CYL4 362
Radiant Dawn
CYL5 311
Radiant Dawn

CYL6 431
Radiant Dawn


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.


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


See main article: Lyre/Gallery.