“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 used to have 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.

Personality Edit

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 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 on how 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 StonesEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Female Myrmidon Map Sprite MyrmidonGBAIce Ice
WeaponStarting Items
Sword Sword - DShamshirShamshir

*Eirika's route
**Ephraim's route

Growth RatesEdit

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

*5% less in the Japanese version

Promotion GainsEdit

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

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


See also: Marisa/Supports


Secret Book (Artwork)
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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 AwakeningEdit


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Swordmaster (F) Map SpriteSwordmaster
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Avoid +10Avoid +10
Vantage (Kakusei)Vantage
Astra (FE13)Astra
SwordIconFE13Sword - BKilling Edge FE13 IconKilling Edge*

*Enemy only; joins unequipped

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

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 StatsEdit

Heroes Marisa SpriteTitle
Crimson Flash
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Wo Dao
FEH skill special Night Sky
FEH Sword Sword
Heroes Marisa SpriteTitle
Crimson Flash
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offenseWo Dao+
FEH skill special Night Sky
FEH Sword Sword


FEH skill offenseIron Sword---
Steel Sword---
Wo Dao-FEH Star Rarity 4-
Wo Dao+Wo DaoFEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialNight Sky-FEH Star Rarity 4-
GlimmerNight Sky-FEH Star Rarity 4
AFEH HP +3 HP +3--
FEH HP Def 1 HP/Def 1FEH HP +3 HP +3-
FEH HP Def 2 HP/Def 2FEH HP Def 1 HP/Def 1FEH Star Rarity 4
CFEH Infantry Pulse 1 Infantry Pulse 1--
FEH Infantry Pulse 2 Infantry Pulse 2FEH Infantry Pulse 1 Infantry Pulse 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Infantry Pulse 3 Infantry Pulse 3FEH Infantry Pulse 2 Infantry Pulse 2FEH Star Rarity 5

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

Base StatsEdit

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

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


FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Flashing Carrot---
Flashing Carrot+-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill supportReposition-FEH Star Rarity 5-
BFEH Spd Def Link 1 Spd Def Link 1--
FEH Spd Def Link 2 Spd Def Link 2FEH Spd Def Link 1 Spd Def Link 1-
FEH Spd Def Link 3 Spd Def Link 3FEH Spd Def Link 2 Spd Def Link 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Flier Guidance 1 Flier Guidance 1--
FEH Flier Guidance 2 Flier Guidance 2FEH Flier Guidance 1 Flier Guidance 1-
FEH Flier Guidance 3 Flier Guidance 3FEH Flier Guidance 2 Flier Guidance 2FEH Star Rarity 5



Recruitment ConversationEdit

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:Edit

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

Final Chapter: Edit

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

Conversation in the village on Chapter 10 Ephraim's routeEdit

(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 AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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.


See main article: Marisa/Gallery.
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