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Divine One, pleased to make your acquaintance. I am Madeline of the Four Winds. I may be the youngest of our group, but I assure you, I'm no less capable then the others. And I swear to protect you, come what may.”

Madeline is a character from Fire Emblem Engage introduced in the game's Fell Xenologue DLC. She is a member of the Four Winds.

Profile[]

Madeline is the Fell Xenologue counterpart of Marni. She is the daughter of two well-respected knights, whom she admired and desired to follow in the footsteps. During the war against the Fell Dragon Sombron, her parents were killed by the Fell Dragon. She soon met Mauvier, becoming his apprentice. As a result of her diligence, when Mauvier was recruited by Nel and Nil to protect them, Mauvier included her in the Four Winds.

As Nel was performing a ritual to summon a hero from another world, she had the four winds scout the four nations of Elyos. Madeline was assigned to Elusia where she discovered that the Xenologue's Ivy had begun conducting a ritual to revive Sombron. Just before she left, Solm, lead by Queen Timerra, had launched an invasion on Elusia to stop them. Madeline rendezvous with Nel and Nil who had already regrouped with Zephia and Gregory as well as Mauvier who had followed Solm's army. Here, she meets the hero Nel summoned, an Alear from another version of Elyos. The group plans on dispatching both armies to end the war and reclaim the Bracelets they held.

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They are able to stop the battle between Elusia and Solm but in the aftermath of the battle, Nel reveals her feelings towards the Xenologue Alear who had long since passed. After running off, Madeline and the other Four Winds run off to accompany her as she consoles herself. Upon returning to where they had left Alear and Nil, Nil tells them that Alear had ran off with the intention of finishing the mission on their own.

Having planted a tracking spell on them, Nil leads Nel and the Four Winds to a temple in Solm where he betrays them, revealing that he kidnapped Alear and planned on using their power to empower him and finish his father's work. Leaving some Corrupted behind, the Four Winds fend them of while Nel escapes to confront Nil and rescue Alear. Despite a valiant effort, the Four Winds are overwhelmed by the Corrupted. With no possible means to escape, the four plan on collapsing the temple from the inside to at least destroy the Corrupted within. Though the plan on sacrificing themselves in the process by destroying the four corner pillars, Mauvier goes to the other three Winds as the temple collapses, utilizing a Warp staff to send them out of the Temple. Just before sending Madeline, she tearfully tries to confess her love for Mauvier, but is unable to as she is teleported out.

The three remaining Winds quickly head to the fallen Somniel where Nel and Alear were preparing to stop Nil. Just before the battle starts, they reveal their survival and join the fight against the Fell Dragon Nil. The grueling battle ends with Nil and all of the Corrupted royals defeated. Due to Nel's sacrifice, Nil, now revealed to be Rafal, vows to stay in the Xenologue Elyos trying to revive Nel. With the world already lost, the three Winds take Alear's offer to move to their Elyos and fight for the cause. To honor Mauvier and out of gratitude to Alear, they pledge their services to Alear.
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Personality[]

In her youth, Madeline was much more energetic and childlike in similar fashion to her counterpart Marni. In her world, she was the squire of Mauvier who trained her into becoming a much more level-headed and serious knight. While she is okay with praise, she does not actively seek it like her counterpart and often dismisses it entirely, instead endeavoring to fulfill her duties as a knight. Her bond with Mauvier was strong, and like the other Four Winds, was devastated by his death. Madeline was in love with him and was unable to fully confess her feelings before he had Warped her out of the collapsing temple, becoming one of her biggest regrets. In turn, this hardened her desire to uphold the ideals instilled by Mauvier.

Compared to Marni's relationship with Zephia, Madeline has a genuine friendship with Zelestia that borderlines on Zelestia being a surrogate mother to her.

In-Game[]

Base Stats[]

One of the Four Winds. An intellectual armored knight who holds strong convictions.

Growth Rates[]

HP Bld Str Mag Dex Spd Def Res Lck
75% 10% 50% 20% 15% 15% 55% 25% 25%

Supports[]

See also: Madeline/Supports

Bonds[]

See also: Madeline/Bonds

Overall[]

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Joining in Chapter 3 of the Fell Xenologue, Madeline's initial appearance is somewhat of a mixed bag. Despite having incredible Strength and Defense that allows her to shrug off almost any physical attack while retaliating for high damage, she can have issues dealing damage in return, with the characteristically abysmal Speed of her class exacerbated by poor Dexterity and low hit-rate of axes that degrade her accuracy, especially against speedier opponents. Nevertheless, she is still valuable for being a a solid enemy phase unit, especially since her Armored Battle Style grants her an immunity to the Break status and thus a relatively strong enemy phase niche against multiple attackers.

Once recruited into the main game, Madeline continues her role as a quintessential Armor Knight. Statistically, she is like a more extreme version of Louis, coupling both the highest Strength and tied-highest Defense growths in the game with the lowest Dexterity and Speed growths, which is also reflected in her starting stats. Her viability can thus vary wildly depending on when she is obtained - if done very early, almost no enemies can even scratch her, let alone seriously threaten her, though this can backfire on Maddening as she will frequently be ignored instead of attacked. Later in the game, her poor growths in Dexterity and Speed can come back to bite her, as both are so low that her accuracy is difficult to fix even with engravings, and she will assuredly be doubled by all but the slowest enemies, potentially offsetting her amazing bulk.

Her starting class, General, naturally aligns well with her growths, and is responsible for much of her power as an incredibly resilient physical tank. Nevertheless, the class still has its inherent weaknesses of nonexistent mobility, Speed and weakness to Magic attacks, and its sky-high Defense can always backfire against her on Maddening if enemies can no longer damage her. If any of these are major issues, Madeline's defenses are usually high enough for her to afford classing out of General and remain hard to hurt - Great Knight is one less extreme option that sacrifices Break immunity for better mobility and slightly more well-rounded stats. She can also utilize her other major strength of enormous Strength growth in an offensive class such as Halberdier, especially with its class skill Pincer Strike which guarantees her a Follow-Up Attack regardless of her Speed, though she will still require an engraved weapon at minimum for consistency even in these classes.

For Emblem Rings, Madeline naturally fits well with rings that augment her enemy phase prowess. The Ring of the Radiant Hero and the Bracelet of the Brash General are both fantastic rings on her to grant sustain and high AOE or single-target damage output with guaranteed doubles, though care should be taken on Maddening that her defense does not stack up too high when using them. The Ring of the Princess Exalt is a solid ring purely for its statistical buffs to shore up her dexterity and speed weaknesses as well as offer useful supporting tools in Bonded Shield and Dual Strike. In a similar vein, the Bracelet of the Three Houses also provides additional dexterity and a more combat-focused role with damage-dealing skills such as Raging Storm and Atrocity.

Overall, Madeline's very lopsided stats and growth rates make her a unit of extreme highs and lows - she is nigh-unmatched within her role as a physical tank, and if recruited early is basically an unstoppable juggernaut, but her lackluster performance almost everywhere else leaves her long-term prospects much more shaky, even compared to other armor knight units such as Louis and Jade. Players should evaluate whether her very specialized skillset will be valuable in a run early, as she will require commitment to support her in order to enact her role to its fullest.

Gift List[]

Gift Name Type of Gift Description
Training Weight Favorite A stone weight that can be held by hand or tied to the leg. Favored by fans of training and exercise.
Muscle Balm Favorite Apply to muscles after working out to avoid soreness. Favored by fans of training and exercise.
Philosophy Book Favorite A complex introductory text for students of reason and meaning. Favored by fans of studying.
Elyos History Favorite A thick book detailing the history of Elyos and its regions. Favored by fans of reading and studying.
Sun Visor Favorite The visor protects the face and neck from sunburn. Favored by fans of exercise and walks as well.
Fine Quill Pen Favorite A one-of-a-kind quill pen made from a rare bird’s feather. Favored by fans of luxury, studying, and writing.
Landscape Art Favorite A postcard depicting a beautiful landscape. There’s space to write a note. Favored by fans of nature.
Bandages Favorite Mainly used for tending wounds or bracing joints and muscles to prevent injury. Favored by fans of training.
Spirit Gem Favorite A gem that shines with many colors. Found only in the Somniel, especially near Sommie. Favored by all.
Sharp Chisel Disliked A tool used to carve intricate designs on wood. Favored by fans of crafting and weapons.
Strong Perfume Disliked A small bottle of perfume made from the essence of fruit and flowers. Favored by fans of fashion.
Butterfly Net Disliked A light and long-handled net made especially for catching bugs. Favored by fans of animals and bugs.
White Clover Disliked Used for cooking. With luck, one can be found with four leaves. Favored by fans of cooking and herbs.
Cute Apron Disliked A charming pink apron embellished with embroidery and frills. Favored by fans of cooking and cute things.
Fishing Bait Disliked Bait to lure fish made with the most appetizing worms. Favored by fans of fishing.
Utility Knife Disliked A handy tool that includes a knife, scissors, etc. Favored by fans of crafting, weapons, and cool things.
Sewing Kit Disliked This compact, well-organized sewing kit is handy in a pinch. Favored by fans of sewing and knitting.
Sheep Wool Disliked A soft ball of yarn spun from the fresh wool of young sheep. Favored by fans of sewing and knitting.
Quality Kerchief Disliked A fancy handkerchief made from shiny, hand-woven cloth. Favored by fans of luxury, cleaning, and fashion.
Fancy Dagger Disliked A decorative dagger with a finely wrought haft and sheath. Favored by fans of weapons.
Field Guide Disliked A thick encyclopedia detailing all kinds of creatures. Favored by fans of animals and bugs.
Large Plate Disliked A large and practical plate that holds food for multiple people. Favored by fans of cooking and parties.
Horse Manure Disliked Ordinary horse manure. That’s it. You could technically give it to someone, but why would you?

Quotes[]

Madeline/Quotes

Possible Endings[]

Healing Heart Madeline
Madeline moved to Elusia, the reflection of her homeland, and trained for years to become a knight equal to her parents. She then joined a knightly order to aid in the kingdom's recovery.
In her later years, she built a house and enjoyed a quiet life there with her partner.
Madeline and Alear
Alear became the new Divine Dragon Monarch. His/Her bonds with the rulers of each nation resulted in a lasting peace.
Madeline aided him/her in public affairs and went on to found her own knightly order. This group protected Lythos and the Divine Dragon Monarch for centuries.

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1-CYL7 N/A

CYL8 257 CYL Madeline Portrait
Engage
201

Etymology[]

Madeline is a feminine Greek name meaning "from the city of Magdala". It was popularized by the woman Mary Magdalene who appeared in the New Testament of the Bible. It has a secondary meaning from the German of "little girl" (Mädelein). Madeline is also similar to the French dessert madeleine cookie, fitting with Solm's dessert theme naming.

Trivia[]

  • Madeline shares her English voice actress, Sarah Williams, with her counterpart Marni, Mist and Laevatein.

Gallery[]

See main article: Madeline/Gallery.
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