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—Marcia, recruiting her brother, Makalov, in Path of Radiance.

Marcia is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. She is a knight of Begnion, and the younger sister of Makalov.


Path of Radiance[]

A former pegasus knight of Begnion's Holy Guard, Marcia's officially a deserter, having suddenly left the Holy Guard, she claims, due to her bumbling older brother who worked up a large debt.

Marcia is first encountered confronting a group of pirates in her search for her older brother, Makalov, in Port Talma. During this time, the pirates refuse to cooperate with her benign request to spare her brother, to which she attempts to fight them off. While Marcia cannot be recruited in this chapter, she will return in Chapter 9 after Ike speaks to her, joining the Greil Mercenaries out of gratitude for Ike saving her. When she reunites with Makalov later on in Chapter 14, she is shown to disguise her concern and worry for him under the façade of anger and hatred.

Marcia will remain with Ike's forces until Ashnard is defeated, returning to the service of the Begnion Pegasus Knights thereafter.

Radiant Dawn[]

A few years after the events of Path of Radiance, Marcia was allowed to readmit to the Holy Guard by her former commander Tanith, but she reluctantly declined, instead becoming a member of the Crimean Royal Knights with Makalov. She makes her reappearance in Chapter 2-P, where she offers words of solace to Elincia, who is under tremendous pressure from the demands of the aristocracy. Marcia then notices a commotion occurring in the skies overhead, whereupon she proceeds to investigate with Elincia.

It is then revealed that Zeffren and his Dracoknights have trespassed Crimean skies in pursuit of Leanne, whom they intend to capture and sell to "some lord or other". When Marcia and Elincia arrive at the scene, they get into a confrontation with the Dracoknights, urging them to leave. A battle ensues soon after, where Marcia, Elincia and Nealuchi take up arms against the Dracoknights to protect Crimea's sovereignty and defend the hapless Leanne. Haar later flies into the scene as an Other unit, prompting Marcia to attempt to convince him into joining their efforts. When the Dracoknights later retreat in disgrace, Marcia sends them off by exclaiming, "Yeah, you run, dragonbackers! And don't ever come back to Crimea!".

Marcia then returns to her original post as a Crimean Royal Knight, where she participates in a siege laid upon Castle Felirae. When it is revealed that the Royal Knights have fallen into a trap laid by Ludveck, Marcia is hurriedly sent to Fort Alpea to relay the news that the Royal Knights are fast approaching the fort "at top speed". After the civil rebellion is successfully quelled, Marcia, alongside the other Royal Knights, is sent to rout the dregs of the rebel army.

Marcia is spared when Ashera later casts her judgment upon Tellius. She may be brought into the Tower of Guidance to reverse this judgment.


Marcia sports a cheerful demeanor, but is known to enter bouts of anger towards her brother and enemies alike. It is revealed in supports with Tanith that she is extremely proficient in executing her duties as a Pegasus Knight, with Tanith revealing that she holds very high expectations of Marcia, even to the extent of having faith in Marcia being able to lead the Holy Guard.

One of Marcia's distinctive traits can be observed in the manner in which she speaks. On various occasions, she is known to use words such as "clambake" and "sponge-brain" as insults. Furthermore, in place of profanities, Marcia will use words such as "crackers", hinting at the possibility of her being rather childish.


Path of Radiance[]


  • Chapter 9: Speak to her with Ike. (She must have spoken to him in Chapter 3.)

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Marcia Pegasus Knight Sprite Pegasus KnightFE9Fire Fire
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE9 Lance Lance - DFE9SlimLance Slim Lance
FE9Javelin Javelin

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 40% 20% 50% 55% 40% 25% 30%

Support Conversations[]

See also: Marcia/Supports

Bond Support[]

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE9masterseal Master Seal) FE9 Marcia Falcon Knight Sprite Falcon Knight
1 +4 +2 +2 +2 +1 +2 +3 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE9 SwordE


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.

Marcia is the only playable Pegasus Knight in Path of Radiance and the first flying unit to join your army. When the player recruits her, she is fairly underleveled, and may be sidelined as a result. However, Marcia has the greatest availability among all playable airborne units in the game, and while she takes a bit of effort to bring up to par with the rest of Ike's party by the time she is recruited, her excellent movement allows her to catch up fairly quickly, with her growths allowing her to develop her strength and speed relatively quickly. Marcia's stats are a bit mediocre elsewhere, especially considering her rather low HP compared to your other physical units, but they tend to be reliable enough to leave Marcia fairly consistent.

Once Marcia promotes into a Falcon Knight, she gains more durability and the ability to use Swords, which allows her to gain the advantage over the enemy Axe users that would have troubled her before promotion. However, Marcia will be stuck with E-rank Swords until a couple of chapters are spent to bring her weapon rank up, meaning she will not likely do a lot of damage to enemy Axe users.

Class-wise, Marcia's competition comes from Tanith and Jill as other possible Beorc-fliers before lategame. Tanith joins as a high-level pre-promote Falcon Knight with an A-Rank in swords, something Marcia will likely never achieve, and joins early enough to be able to grind her lance rank up to A as well. Tanith also has the ability to call reinforcements via command, which can be useful in situations where you can't afford to risk your own units. Marcia's advantages over Tanith are her better durability and strength, as well as availability in a number of chapters when airborne units are of particular value. Compared to Jill, Marcia has more time to level up and gain weapon experience, greater Speed, Luck, and Resistance, but lower HP, Strength, and Defense, as well as no access to axes, which are considered the most effective weapon-type in the game thanks to forgeable E-rank Steel Axes. Since deployment slots aren't too limited and multiple chapters try to restrict your movement with heavy terrain, this competition is more of an artificial one and you shouldn't be afraid to make full use of all your flying mounts at once when you can make good use of them.

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
FE10 Marcia Falcon Knight Sprite Falcon KnightFE10Fire Fire
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Canto CantoFE10 Sword Sword - C
FE10 Lance Lance- B
FE10steellance Steel Lance
FE10javelin Javelin
FE10vulnerary Vulnerary

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 30% 20% 40% 65% 50% 35% 35%


RD Biorhythm C

Bond Support[]

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE10mastercrown Master Crown) FE10 Marcia Seraph Knight Sprite Seraph Knight
1 +4 +3 +4 +2 +2 +3 +4 +0 +0
Stun Stun


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.

Marcia starts off with decent stats and particularly good growths in HP, Speed, and Luck. She has plenty of availability in part 2, but little in part 3, meaning effort should be invested into her as soon as she is recruited. Her access to Swords helps her to fight axe users, allowing her to turn the tables against them; however, her vulnerability to bows holds her back a lot, as it forces her to be used with much more care. Her average strength is also a bit of a pain, as Marcia would appreciate having additional strength to be able to hit the opponent with. However, once she promotes, Marcia acquires the biggest skill she ever wanted: Stun. With Stun, Marcia can finish off several more opponents, as well as stun the armored units that can survive such a powerful attack. Although Marcia's skill is nothing special, a Secret Book can push it a little higher, making her more consistent on the battlefield. The Adept skill can also be a great help, as it will give her an additional turn to hit the opponent, whether it be the finishing blow, wearing them down more, or another turn to potentially activate Stun. The Nullify skill is also of use, as it allows Marcia to avoid additional damage from being hit by enemy bow users.

In contrast to her fellow potential Seraph Knights, Sigrun and Tanith, Marcia has lower Magic, skill, luck, and resistance than Sigrun, but higher HP, as well as much higher Speed and Defense. Marcia has lower strength and skill than Tanith, but higher HP and speed and slightly higher Defense and Resistance.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Petulant Knight
Left her position in Begnion's Holy Guard for personal reasons, choosing to travel the land in search of her missing brother, Makalov. Appears in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Marcia Heroes spriteTitle
Petulant Knight
Heroes Flying Flying
FEH skill offense Unbound Lance+
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Lance Lance


FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Unbound Lance---
Unbound Lance+-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialNew Moon---
AFEH Fury 1 Fury 1--
FEH Fury 2 Fury 2FEH Fury 1 Fury 1-
FEH Fury 3 Fury 3FEH Fury 2 Fury 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Spd Def Gap 1 Spd Def Gap 1--
FEH Spd Def Gap 2 Spd Def Gap 2FEH Spd Def Gap 1 Spd Def Gap 1-
FEH Spd Def Gap 3 Spd Def Gap 3FEH Spd Def Gap 2 Spd Def Gap 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[]

Petulant Knight Marcia
Marcia petulant knight pop01 Marcia's a hardworking pegasus knight who glides through the skies atop her trusty steed. She once was a member of Begnion's Holy Guard where she was seen as a rising star.
Marcia petulant knight pop02 Sadly, her ascent was cut short by her brother, Makalov, who had racked up a considerable debt that brought the collectors calling at the order's barracks. The shame was such that she felt she couldn't stay there any longer.
Marcia petulant knight pop03 After leaving the order, Marcia went in search of her brother, who had gone missing. It was during this journey that she found herself tangling with pirates, and was subsequently aided by Ike and friends, who she decided to join.
Marcia petulant knight pop04 Marcia's a cheerful person who can perhaps be a little naïve, but she's still wise enough to see through her brother's lies! Maybe one day the two could be reunited in Askr so she can give him a stern talking-to!
Closely Associated Characters
Ike A kindhearted but stoic young man who has taken command of his father's mercenary band. He helped Marcia when she was threatened by pirates.
Makalov A former knight of Begnion who was forced to leave because of his debts. Marcia's elder brother. She eventually convinced him to join the Greil Mercenaries.


Path of Radiance[]

“Fo-forgive me...I...guess I tried a bit...too...hard...Brother...”
—Marcia's death quote
“Urrr... Ah, nuts... Bro-Brother... I'll be with you soon.”
—Marcia's death quote as an NPC unit in Chapter 3
“Huh? Oh, fiddle... Not yet... I... I have to keep my...promise”
—Marcia's death quote as an NPC in Chapter 9

Radiant Dawn[]

“I... I'm sorry... I thought...I could handle it... I'll always be...near... Aah...”
—Marcia's death quote

Retreat Conversation[]

  • Marcia: Ugh! Elincia, I swear… I will protect you!
  • Elincia: Marcia, please retreat! Don't throw your life away!
  • Marcia: I… I'm sorry…

Chapter 2 Death Conversation[]

  • Marcia: …Queen Elincia… …I'm so…sorry… …I failed…you… …Brother…
  • Elincia: Marcia No… Noooo!


Marcia/Heroes Quotes


Path of Radiance[]

"Ike! Hey, handsome! I've decided to return to service in the Begnion pegasus knights! Cool beans, huh?! Oh, I owe so much to you, Ike. Thank you so very much! I'll see 'ya around!"

Radiant Dawn[]

Petulant Pegasus Knight (苦労性の天馬騎士, Kurōshō no tenba kishi, lit. Worrisome Pegasus Knight)
Marcia showed her dedication as one of the Royal Knights, ever vigilant as she patrolled Crimea's skies.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Marcia 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 268 CYL Marcia POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
351 CYL Marcia RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL2 384
CYL Marcia POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
CYL Marcia RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL3 255
(From highest)
CYL Marcia POR Portrait
Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn
(From combined)
CYL4 245
CYL Marcia POR Portrait
Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn
CYL5 144
CYL Marcia POR Portrait
Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn
CYL6 350
CYL Marcia POR Portrait
Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn

CYL7 310
CYL Marcia RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance


The name 'Marcia' is a feminization of the Roman name Marcus, which itself derives from Mars, the Roman god of war.

Marcia's Japanese name (マーシャ) Romanizes to Masha, a one-to-one match for a Russian nickname in both spelling and pronunciation. Given that her brother has a Russian name, Masha may have been the intended name for this character, especially considering that going by a nickname matches her forward and friendly personality.


  • In the Italian versions of the Tellius games, Marcia’s name was changed to Darcia because “marcia” is a female adjective in Italian meaning “rotten”.


See main article: Marcia/Gallery.