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“The name's Malice, Malice the mercenary. Remember that!”
—Malice's battle quote in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.

Malice is a female sellsword who first appeared in Part 3 of Fire Emblem: Archanea Saga: Thieves' Gang of Justice, along with her father, a Viking Fighter named Dice. She later appears in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.

Malice holds the distinction of being the first female Mercenary class unit in the series with her debut in Archanea Saga. However, her starting class in New Mystery of the Emblem was changed to Myrmidon, as was the case for other previously playable Mercenaries including Navarre and Radd.


Malice, like her father Dice, is a mercenary by trade. She lives a hardscrabble life, as her family's finances are continuously drained by Dice's love of gambling and terrible luck. She works hard to earn commissions in order to stay financially afloat.

Prior to the War of Shadows, Malice and her father were involved in a mission to steal treasure from the Archanean royal palace after its fall to Dolhr. Some years later, they forced their way into the ranks of Marth's army during the War of Heroes. Despite their intrusion and desire for high pay, their demand is for only a few hundred gold and easy for the army to oblige.

Following the conclusion of the war, Malice is rewarded with enough gold that she is able to open her own weapon shop.


Despite Dice's gambling habits leaving them both in a near constant state of poverty, Malice still loves him. In her mind, it's always possible to earn more gold, but she only has one father. She states a desire to sell weapons simply to have the means to buy bread. Because of the state of her finances, she is not well-acquainted with personal wealth and as a result, she seemingly undervalues her own services as a mercenary.


Fire Emblem: Archanea Saga[]

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FE3 Mercenary Map SpriteMercenary
WeaponStarting Items
SwordFE3 Iron SwordIron Sword

*Malice enters with 32 Experience points towards her next level.

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 40% 80% 80% 40% 70% 30% 3%

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[]

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
Female Myrmidon FE12 Map IconMyrmidon
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 SwordSword - CLady Sword Icon (FE12)Ladyblade
LevinswordLevin Sword

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 40% 5% 60% 60% 50% 5% 10%

Support Relationships[]


Supported by


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.

Malice is very strong offensively, though her high base defense is outweighed by her low growth. Her growth rate in resistance is twice of the average, even if she still cannot be thrown into a bunch of magic users and be expected to survive.

Fire Emblem Awakening[]


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Mercenary (F) Map SpriteMercenary
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Avoid +10Avoid +10
SwordIconFE13Sword - CArmorslayer FE13Armorslayer*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Deft Sellsword
A capable mercenary who works together with her father, Dice, who in turn loses most of their earnings gambling. Appears in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Malice Heroes spriteTitle
Deft Sellsword
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Spendy Scimitar
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Sword Sword


FEH skill offenseIron Sword---
Steel Sword---
Silver Sword---
Spendy Scimitar-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialNew Moon---
AFEH Atk Spd Push 1 Atk Spd Push 1--
FEH Atk Spd Push 2 Atk Spd Push 2FEH Atk Spd Push 1 Atk Spd Push 1-
FEH Atk Spd Push 3 Atk Spd Push 3FEH Atk Spd Push 2 Atk Spd Push 2-
FEH Atk Spd Push 4 Atk Spd Push 4FEH Atk Spd Push 3 Atk Spd Push 3-
BFEH Spurn 1 Spurn 1--
FEH Spurn 2 Spurn 2FEH Spurn 1 Spurn 1-
FEH Spurn 3 Spurn 3FEH Spurn 2 Spurn 2-


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[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Deft Sellsword Malice
Malice deft sellsword pop01 Here's Malice, a wandering mercenary! She and her father, Dice, were recruited by Marth to fight alongside the Altean army.
Malice deft sellsword pop02 Malice always has money on her mind, but not without good reason. As it turns out, Dice has a bit of a gambling habit, and he doesn't always have the best of luck…
Malice deft sellsword pop03 Still, Malice loves her father, and the two get along well. Not exactly what I'd expect from someone called Malice, so that's a pleasant surprise!
Malice deft sellsword pop04 Through her mercenary work, Malice does her best to repair the family finances. She's clearly a capable swordswoman, but she gets painfully shy when someone pays her a compliment. In fact, she gets so flustered that she often ends up brandishing her sword in respo— Yikes! Watch out!
Closely Associated Characters
Dice A wandering sellsword in the employ of Archanea. An inveterate gambler who's always on the lookout for his next big win. Malice's father.


New Mystery of the Emblem[]

Malice and Male Kris base conversation 1[]

  • Kris: Miss Malice.
  • Malice: Er, you are...
  • Kris: Kris.
  • Malice: Yeah, the guy always milling around Prince Marth, right?
  • Kris: Wha!
  • Malice: You sayin' I'm wrong?
  • Kris: No... Well, whatever.
  • Malice: So, whadya want from me?
  • Kris: I saw you fighting during the previous battle. It was a style I had never seen before... Self-taught?
  • Malice: Yeah.
  • Kris: It looked way too elegant for something martialー ...Eh!?
  • Malice: Whadya say?
  • Kris: W-why did you draw your weapon?
  • Malice: Well, it was just your first offense. I'll forgive you. ...You know about my Pops, right?
  • Kris: Yeah. I heard he loves gambling.
  • Malice: Damn old geezer. No matter how much gold we have at home, he uses it up in the blink of an eye. That's why I learned this fencing, for show.
  • Kris: I see.
  • Malice: Oh, right. Wanna see it?
  • Kris: Oh, of course! Please do show me. ...Hm? What's with the open hand?
  • Malice: Gold. Who said I'd show you for free?

Malice and Male Kris base conversation 2[]

  • Malice: That's the speed... And now, jump!
  • Kris: Got it!
  • Malice: Stop moving the moment you fall!
  • Kris: Eeh!? How am I suppoー!
  • Malice: ...Did you fall?
  • Kris: Yes, as you can plainly see... You aside, Miss Malice, I'd say it's almost impossible for anyone to pull off that stunt.
  • Malice: Well, I'd be in a lotta trouble if people could mimic me that easily. But you seem different from the usual buff guys. You were close enough.
  • Kris: I-is that so? It's all thanks to my grandfather.
  • Malice: Oh yes, one more thing.
  • Kris: Hm?
  • Malice: I appreciate the fact you didn't ask me why I chose the way of the sword, despite being a woman.
  • Kris: Yeah. For a knight, there's no difference between man and woman, after all.
  • Malice: ...Oh?
  • Kris: But well, when you're quiet, you do look rather elegantー Wha...!
  • Malice: When I'm quiet, I what? Do you want to die?
  • Kris: N-no. I'd prefer not to, thanks. But more importantly, I wonder if... Could you lower this dangerous knife that's lodged rather close to my neck?
  • Malice: ...Hmph. Next time, I'll be twice as deadly as this!
  • Kris: But weren't you the one who started the subject this time, Miss Malice...?

Malice and Male Kris base conversation 3[]

  • Malice: …And it's all over.
  • Kris: So this is your fencing, Miss Malice...! Malice: Aren't you glad? Your grandfather's gold was put to good use.
  • Kris: Yes. But how do I say this? Those movements... It looked like I was watching shooting starsー Wha...!? Wait! I was just praising your fencing!
  • Malice: Indeed you were.
  • Kris: Then why are you pointing your sword towards me!?
  • Malice: I don't know either. But when you praised me, I felt excited.
  • Kris: So you mean to say you felt embarrassed...!?
  • Malice: What did you say? Do you want to die?
  • Kris: No, I choose to live! I choose to live, because I want to keep admiring your fencing.
  • Malice: … Very well. Then I'll show you my fencing. I don't need money. But, in return...
  • Kris: What?
  • Malice: Praise me. I want to be praised by you, more and more. I don't know why.
  • Kris: Yes, I don't mind. I know many, many of your good points after all, Miss Malice.


Malice/Heroes Quotes


New Mystery of the Emblem[]

Pricey Sellsword
After the war, Malice received an outrageous reward from Prince Marth. She started a weapon shop with that gold.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL7 383
CYL Malice Portrait
New Mystery of the Emblem


Malice is an English word that means to have an evil intent to cause harm. In United States law, determining whether a crime was specifically committed with malice affects the severity of the criminal charge.



See main article: Malice/Gallery.