“Disguise yourself, get close to the enemy... I am familiar with these duties”
— Matthew talking to Legault in a support conversation

Matthew is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He first joins Lyn as an enigmatic thief, and is later revealed to be a spy for Ostia. He was in a relationship with Leila before her death at the hands of Jaffar.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Before The Blazing Blade[edit | edit source]

Matthew's life before his employment with the Lycian House Ostia is unknown. Soon after his employment, however, he began a relationship with fellow spy Leila and had a good working relationship with his lord, Hector. He also has a history with the Myrmidon Guy, having saved him from starvation once.

Lyn's Story[edit | edit source]

Matthew is first seen in Chapter 6, where he spies on the group's battle in a residential house in Araphen. When he is unexpectedly visited by Lyn, Matthew turns this turn of events to his advantage by offering to serve as a thief pilfering from the enemy's treasuries.

Later, if Matthew were to visit the house to the southwest in Chapter 7, he will furnish Hector with a report that Lundgren's motives are far too ambitious and could be a threat to Ostia if left unchecked.

In Chapter 8, Matthew temporarily leaves the group to gather intelligence from the surrounding villages. He returns with grim news: Lundgren has petitioned for aid to dispose Lyn and her "traitorous" group of knights. Lyn thanks Matthew for this advice and they push forward to Caelin.

After Lundgren is defeated and Lyn seizes control of Caelin, Matthew mysteriously disappears without a word.

Eliwood and Hector’s Story[edit | edit source]

A year later, Matthew's allegiance with Ostia is no longer a secret. In Chapter 11H, he joins Hector in his attempt to slip out of Castle Ostia to rendezvous with Eliwood. As they are about to depart, they are ambushed by a group of assassins deployed by the Black Fang. Together, the pair manage to defeat the assassins, thereafter succeeding in leaving the castle.

Matthew will meet Mark again in Chapter 12, where he reveals the truth of his identity as a spy in the service of Ostia. Alongside Hector, Oswin and Serra, he then joins Eliwood on his quest to search for the missing Marquess Pherae, Lord Elbert.

Later in Chapter 15E/16H, Matthew encounters Lyn again, where he very clumsily attempts to slip past her when she recognises him. He accidentally lets slip his identity as a spy and in an attempt to divert her attention from him, reminds her of the battle to retake Caelin at hand.

In Chapter 16E/17H, Matthew crosses paths with Leila, who had conscripted herself into the Black Fang. She passes on intelligence relating to Nergal and his morphs, as well as the status of Elbert and Darin. At this point, Matthew proposes to Leila in an impromptu fashion, and before she can respond, makes a quick departure.

When the army reaches the Dread Isle in Chapter 18E/19H, they stumble upon the mangled body of Leila. Beset by grief, Matthew, in a display of self-restraint, quietly requests leave to give her a proper burial. Against Hector's protests, Matthew later rejoins the army when they enter battle with Uhai, dedicating his continued persistence to Leila.

When Nergal and his morphs are later defeated, Matthew resumes his service as a spy of Ostia, motivated by the memory of his beloved Leila. Depending on his supports, Matthew could come to develop feelings for Serra. Though not explicitly stated, Matthew is implied to marry Serra, her presence slowly easing the pain of losing Leila.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Matthew's demeanor is cheerful and optimistic at best, rarely ever set back by the situations at hand, no matter how dire they may be. Carrying an air of aloofness about him, he usually tends to give sarcastic responses veiled in faux joy to most threats and conversations thrown at him, with Hector and Oswin generally being on the receiving end of his smarminess. Despite this seemingly gung-ho attitude of Matthew, he is resolutely loyal to Hector, willing to go the extra mile to help shoulder any burdens that his lord may secretly be holding.

Matthew adopts a more serious and solemn attitude following Leila's death. This extends to him developing a hatred for the Black Fang, inducing him to react with excessive outrage when Jaffar confesses to murdering Leila.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade[edit | edit source]

Description: A cheery thief. His casual demeanor belies his skill.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Thief Map Sprite.gif ThiefGBAWind.gif Wind
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
218441123076
WeaponStarting Items
Sword.gif Sword - DIronsword.gifIron Sword
Lockpick.gifLockpick

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75% 30% 40% 70% 50% 25% 20%

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Item Required Promoted Class
Fellcontract.gif Fell Contract FE8 Assassin Map Sprite.gif Assassin
1 +3 +1 +0 +0 +2 +2 +0 +0

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Matthew/Supports

Overall[edit | edit source]

Secret Book (Artwork).png
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.

As with all Thieves and Assassins, Matthew will easily cap Speed and also possesses slightly subpar Skill but good Luck, but his Luck and Skill bases are rather low. Still, his potential in Speed and Luck is usually good enough that he is rarely put in danger from attacks, direct or otherwise. The biggest problem Matthew suffers from, like most units of this class, is Strength and, as he himself states in a support with Serra, he "does not get into brawls." He also promotes very late, as the Fell Contract is not available until Chapter 26xE/28xH. Generally, Matthew should be used primarily for stealing and finding treasure, so his growths are mostly irrelevant, though it doesn't hurt to have him pick off a kill here and there.

Fire Emblem Awakening[edit | edit source]

SpotPass[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Thief (M) Map Sprite.gifThief
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
173013211219826+1
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Picklock (FE13).pngLocktouch
Movement +1.pngMovement +1
Wrath (FE13).pngWrath
SwordIconFE13.pngSword - CSteel Sword FE13 Icon.pngSteel Sword*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Faithful Spy
Happy-go-lucky spy who's actually quite sly. Serves Hector, brother of the Marquess of Ostia. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity:

✯✯
Heroes Matthew Sprite (2*).pngTitle
Faithful Spy
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15
34
5
20
9
28
4
23
3
13
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Iron DaggerFEH Dagger.png Dagger
✯✯✯
Heroes Matthew Sprite (3*).pngTitle
Faithful Spy
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
34/37/40
4/5/6
19/22/25
8/9/10
27/30/33
4/5/6
23/26/29
3/4/5
12/15/18
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Steel DaggerFEH Dagger.png Dagger
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Matthew Sprite (4*).pngTitle
Faithful Spy
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
35/38/41
5/6/7
21/24/27
9/10/11
29/32/35
4/5/6
24/27/30
3/4/5
13/16/19
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Rogue Dagger
FEH skill support.png Reciprocal Aid
FEH Dagger.png Dagger
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Matthew Sprite (4*).pngTitle
Faithful Spy
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
38/41/44
5/6/7
22/25/29
9/10/11
31/34/37
5/6/7
27/30/33
4/5/6
14/18/21
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Rogue Dagger
FEH skill support.png Reciprocal Aid
FEH Dagger.png Dagger

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Dagger-FEH Star Rarity 2.png-
Steel DaggerIron DaggerFEH Star Rarity 3.pngFEH Star Rarity 2.png
Rogue DaggerSteel DaggerFEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Rogue Dagger+Rogue DaggerFEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
Spy's Dagger-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill support.pngReciprocal Aid-FEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
BFEH Poison Strike 1.png Poison Strike 1-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Poison Strike 2.png Poison Strike 2FEH Poison Strike 1.png Poison Strike 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Poison Strike 3.png Poison Strike 3FEH Poison Strike 2.png Poison Strike 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Hone Spd 1.png Hone Spd 1--
FEH Hone Spd 2.png Hone Spd 2FEH Hone Spd 1.png Hone Spd 1FEH Star Rarity 2.png
FEH Hone Spd 3.png Hone Spd 3FEH Hone Spd 2.png Hone Spd 2FEH Star Rarity 4.png

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem Blazing Sword[edit | edit source]

Final Chapter: Light quote[edit | edit source]

“Let me handle this! There is much I can do.”
—Matthew

Battle History Quote

“Your tactician skills have won me over.”
—Matthew -B or C tactician ranking

Defeat quote in Lyn's story[edit | edit source]

  • Matthew: Ooh! That's it!
  • Lyn: Matthew!
  • Matthew: Lady Lyndis! Avatar! I don't want to slow you down. I'll pull back for now. Look for me later!

(End of chapter)

  • Matthew: Hey! Over here! You two looking for something?
  • Lyn: Stop fooling around, Matthew. How are your injuries? Avatar and I were worried about you.
  • Matthew: My injuries? Well...that's where we have a problem.
  • Lyn: What? What is it?
  • Matthew: It's my hand. It's been injured pretty badly. I don't think I'll be of much use...
  • Lyn: Really... It's that bad?
  • Matthew: Unfortunately, yes. That's my only wound, though. But a thief who can't use his hands? I'm fired, right?
  • Lyn: What do you want to do?
  • Matthew: I'd like to continue traveling with you. I can be pretty useful off the battlefield, you know?
  • Lyn: As I thought... You are an odd one.
  • Matthew: Odd?
  • Lyn: You can come with us. "Useful off the battlefield," hm? You've piqued my interest.
  • Matthew: I'll not give you cause to regret your decision! Aha! Good times ahead!

Death Quote in Eliwood's/Hector's story[edit | edit source]

“Leila...”
—Matthew's death quote in The Blazing Blade.

Before chapter "The Dread Isle"[edit | edit source]

  • Matthew: I'm back, my lord!
  • Hector: Matthew! Are you sure? You don't have to ...
  • Matthew: What are you talking about? Look at this eerie place, this thick fog ... This is exactly why you brought me with you.
  • Hector: Yet ...
  • Matthew: If Leila ... If Leila knew I was shirking my duties, she would never have forgiven me. I'm fine. I will work twice as hard for Ostia in her honor.
  • Hector: I understand ... I'm counting on you!
  • Matthew: As well you should, my lord! Tell me, Leila ... This is what you'd want, right? You wouldn't want me to give up. I'll mourn for you when our battle is won. I must fulfill my duty. So rest ... I promise I will take care of everything.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Matthew/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

Lyn's Story[edit | edit source]

Matthew - The Enigmatic Thief

Matthew vanishes after the final battle and his whereabouts remain a mystery.

Eliwood's/Hector's Story[edit | edit source]

Matthew - Thief and Spy

Matthew continued his service as a spy for House Ostia. The memory of his beloved Leila lingers on in his heart.

Matthew and Serra

Matthew returned to Ostia, where he led the network of spies for the new marquess. During this hectic time, his thoughts turned to Serra. Thanks to her, the pain of losing Leila slowly became more bearable.

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[edit | edit source]

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Matthew is derived from the Hebrew name "Mattityahu", meaning "Gift of Yahweh". Saint Matthew, who was originally called Levi, was one of Jesus' twelve apostles. He was a tax collector, and supposedly the author of the first Gospel in the New Testament. [1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Matthew/Gallery.
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