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“My father placed blunt swords at my sides when I slept to keep me from moving.”
—Marisa talking to Tethys in a support conversation

Marisa is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. She is a mercenary that join Eirika and Ephraim's armies by betraying her former employer and switching sides.


Marisa is a member of Gerik's Mercenaries. She is an aloof and detached beauty, and a master of the blade, earning fame as the "Crimson Flash" because of her great speed. She turned a mercenary to deal with the harsh methods of her father, who was also a great swordmaster. She seeks to surpass her father.

Regardless of the route, she is accidentally deployed under the hire of Grado, while Gerik and the other Mercenaries were hired by Innes. In Eirika's route, she switches sides after speaking to Gerik, not worried about what this would do to her reputation. In Ephraim's route, she switches sides after learning about the mix up from Ewan. Marisa has a secret crush on Gerik, as her supports with her friendly rival Tethys reveal.

In her ending, she became the leader of a mercenary force of her own, defeating all who would challenge her to a duel. If she reaches an A support with Gerik, she stays with him and becomes the group's fencing instructor, while if she reaches A support with Joshua, she swears loyalty to him and becomes Jehanna's top swordfighter.


Marisa is a quiet, blunt, stoic girl. Her aloof demeanor covers an awkward side. She is usually socially inept in every situation outside of fighting, as revealed in one of her support conversations with Gerik. Her bluntness can intimidate others and be interpreted as rudeness sometimes. She acts this way because she was always lonely and had a hard time socializing.

Marisa had a harsh childhood, being raised by her father with extremely strict methods like needing to sleep surrounded by swords (although blunt) so she would never put her guard down even when not awake. That said, she doesn't resent her family, and her dream is to surpass her father.

Marisa always looks for ways to improve herself in the battlefield, and is always prone to test her skills. She is very fixed in the goal of being a better swordmaster and the uncertainty if the war will end or if she will survive makes her even stricter with herself.


Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones[]

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Female Myrmidon Map Sprite.gif MyrmidonGBAIce.gif Ice
WeaponStarting Items
Sword.gif Sword - DShamshir.gifShamshir

*Eirika's route
**Ephraim's route

Growth Rates[]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75% 30%* 55%* 60%* 50% 15% 25%*

*5% less in the Japanese version

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
Herocrest.gif Hero Crest or Master seal.gif Master Seal FE8 Female Swordmaster Map Sprite.gif Swordmaster
1 +4 +2 +1 +0 +2 +1 +2 +1
Skills Weapon Levels
Critical +15 Sword.gif +40

Item Required Promoted Class
Herocrest.gif Hero Crest or Master seal.gif Master Seal FE8 Assassin Map Sprite.gif Assassin
1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1


See also: Marisa/Supports


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Marisa joins several chapters later at the same level as Joshua did with worse stats in nearly everything. It will take a lot of investment in order for her to become even remotely useful, and at this point, everyone is already beginning to promote. At most, she'll only see use for those that prefer seeing weaker/heavily outclassed units grow into strong units.

Fire Emblem Awakening[]


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Swordmaster (F) Map Sprite.gifSwordmaster
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Avoid +10.pngAvoid +10
Vantage (Kakusei).pngVantage
Astra (FE13).pngAstra
SwordIconFE13.pngSword - BKilling Edge FE13 Icon.pngKilling Edge*

*Enemy only; joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Crimson Flash
An aloof swordfighter in a mercenary group led by Gerik. Her nom de guerre, Crimson Flash, strikes fear in others. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

Base Stats[]

Heroes Marisa Sprite.pngTitle
Crimson Flash
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
FEH skill offense.png Wo Dao
FEH skill special.png Night Sky
FEH Sword.png Sword
Heroes Marisa Sprite.pngTitle
Crimson Flash
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
FEH skill offense.pngWo Dao+
FEH skill special.png Night Sky
FEH Sword.png Sword


FEH skill offense.pngIron Sword---
Steel Sword---
Wo Dao-FEH Star Rarity 4.png-
Wo Dao+Wo DaoFEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
Shamshir--FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill special.pngNight Sky-FEH Star Rarity 4.png-
GlimmerNight Sky-FEH Star Rarity 4.png
AFEH HP +3.png HP +3--
FEH HP Def 1.png HP/Def 1FEH HP +3.png HP +3-
FEH HP Def 2.png HP/Def 2FEH HP Def 1.png HP/Def 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
CFEH Infantry Pulse 1.png Infantry Pulse 1--
FEH Infantry Pulse 2.png Infantry Pulse 2FEH Infantry Pulse 1.png Infantry Pulse 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Infantry Pulse 3.png Infantry Pulse 3FEH Infantry Pulse 2.png Infantry Pulse 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Crimson Rabbit
Skilled mercenary called the Crimson Flash. Recieved an order to participate in the Spring Festival as a bunny.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Marisa Sprite (Spring).pngTitle
Crimson Rabbit
Heroes Flying.png Flying
FEH skill offense.png Flashing Carrot+
FEH skill support.png Reposition
FEH Lance.png Lance


FEH skill offense.pngIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Flashing Carrot---
Flashing Carrot+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill support.pngReposition-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
BFEH Spd Def Link 1.png Spd Def Link 1--
FEH Spd Def Link 2.png Spd Def Link 2FEH Spd Def Link 1.png Spd Def Link 1-
FEH Spd Def Link 3.png Spd Def Link 3FEH Spd Def Link 2.png Spd Def Link 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Flier Guidance 1.png Flier Guidance 1--
FEH Flier Guidance 2.png Flier Guidance 2FEH Flier Guidance 1.png Flier Guidance 1-
FEH Flier Guidance 3.png Flier Guidance 3FEH Flier Guidance 2.png Flier Guidance 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png


Recruitment Conversation[]

Eirika's route
Gerik: Is that you, Marisa?
Marisa: Chief.
Gerik: What a mess... Looks like the guild bungled. They're usually diligent about making sure this sort of thing doesn't happen. But here we are, two people of the same troop, working for opposite sides.
Marisa: What should we do?
Gerik: Aye, well, that's a good question. As a mercenary, your loyalty should always lie with the person paying your wages. You decide. We can cross blades if you want, but I'd rather you retreat. 'Course, if you betray your employer, you'll soil your sterling name.
Marisa: C'mon, chief. What would YOU like me to do?
Gerik: Well, that's easy. I'd like you to come over and join my side.
Marisa: Right. Done.
Gerik: Ho-hold on... Is that it? Just like that? You know what this will do to your reputation, right?
Marisa: Uh-huh.

Ephraim's route
Ewan: There you are, Marisa.
Marisa: Ewan? What are you doing here?
Ewan: Marisa, the mercenary guild sent you here, didn't they? They assigned you to fight under Commander Gerik, right?
Marisa: That's right. But the chief's not here.
Ewan: I know, It was all a mistake. Your commander's over there, working on another job. He wants you to join him.
Marisa: Really? He said that?
Ewan: Yep.
Marisa: I'm on my way.
Ewan: Hey, wait! Wait! Take me with you. The group's headed east, too. Let's stick with them for now.
Marisa: Very well.

Death Quote:[]

“I lost...”
—Death Quote in The Sacred Stones

Final Chapter:[]

“My blade will cut deep.”
—Final Chapter Quote in The Sacred Stones

Conversation in the village on Chapter 10 Ephraim's route[]

(if any of the Player Units visited the lower village)
Marisa: ...No good.
[Player Unit]: What?
Marisa: ...... This.
[Player Unit]: Huh?
Marisa: I found it. I can't use it yet. Good-bye.
(Marisa leaves)
[Player Unit]: Uh...
(Got a Hero Crest)


Marisa/Heroes Quotes


Marisa, the Crimson Flash (緋閃 Hi sen)
"After the war, Marisa became battalion leader for an elite mercenary force. Many men sought to challenge her to a duel, and none of them stood up to her blade."
A Support with Gerik
"Gerik remained a mercenary, and Marisa became his company's fencing instructor. Gerik returned the affection she gave him, although he was troubled to learn she was clumsy at everything but fighting."
A Support with Joshua
"Joshua returned to Jehanna with Marisa, where she pledged service to the crown and became the top swordfighter in the land. Joshua still loved games of chance, but when it came to Marisa, she was ever the winner."

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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


  • In a support conversation with Tethys, Marisa tells her that she can use either hand when holding a sword, but she prefers using her left hand, because she says that it is stronger.
    • Her Fire Emblem Heroes arts reference this as they depict her using her right hand for normal attacks and her left hand for special skills.
  • Even though Ewan can be used to recruit her, Marisa is unable to have support conversations with Ewan.
  • Marisa's The Sacred Stones artwork depicts her wielding Shamshir.
    • Her artwork in Heroes depicts her as a Myrmidon, and still wielding her trademark Shamshir.
  • The Hero in Marisa's SpotPass team in Fire Emblem Awakening represents Gerik.
  • Marisa shares her English Voice Actress, Connor Kelly-Eiding, with Felicia, Setsuna and Catria.
  • In the Japanese version of The Sacred Stones, Marisa's growths are identical to Fir's in The Binding Blade.
  • Marisa can be the only female Assassin in the GBA games.


See main article: Marisa/Gallery.