“If you get injured, simply say the word and I'll patch you up straight away.”
—Mercedes

Mercedes is a playable character who appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. She is a student at the Officers Academy and a member of the Blue Lions. She possesses a minor Crest of Lamine. She is 22 years old at the start of the game.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Born a noble in the Adrestian Empire to Baron Martritz, Mercedes' house was abolished when her father died in the year she was born. Her mother remarried Baron Bartels, and they had a son named Emile a year later, who bore a Crest. However, this proved to be her and her mother's undoing, as both began being treated as if they were expendable since her stepfather solely wanted a child with a Crest. Thus, in 1167, at the age of 10, she and her mother left House Bartels to live in a church in eastern Faerghus.

Mercedes was eventually adopted by a merchant from Fhirdiad and grew up as a commoner, though her adoptive father wanted her to marry well and have a child with a Crest. Before attending the Officers Academy, she attended the Royal School of Sorcery in the capital and befriended Annette.


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Sometime after leaving House Bartels, Baron Bartels desired to have another child with a Crest to expand his influence. He eventually decided on Mercedes as their mother was past childbearing age, along with the fact that she had a minor Crest of Lamine, eventually learning where they were hiding. Mercedes was not aware of this, as Emile killed him before he could do anything.

Mercedes is also a childhood friend of Constance, who graduated from the Royal School of Sorcery just as Mercedes arrived.
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Academy Phase[edit | edit source]

Mercedes enrolled in Garreg Mach Monastery Officers Academy in Imperial Year 1180 and joined the Blue Lions. She is slightly older than the other students. She is a close friend of Annette, whom she met at the school of sorcery.

War phase[edit | edit source]

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Should Mercedes be recruited but has been defeated in Classic Mode during the Academy Phase, she is married off according to the wishes of her adoptive father after the battle of Garreg Mach. She is unable to make it to the promised reunion five years later and her fate is left unknown.

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Crimson Flower[edit | edit source]

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If recruited by the Black Eagles, in Imperial Year 1181, she returns home to the Kingdom capital and helps with the merchant business. In 1185, she joins the Black Eagle Strike Force at Garreg Mach.

If Mercedes was not recruited by Byleth during the Academy phase, then she will appear as an enemy at the Tailtean Plains with a few soldiers to support Dimitri repel the Adrestian Empire's attack. If Annette battles her, Mercedes comforts her after she shows hesitation that they are about to kill each other. Should Jeritza battle her, he asks her to move, but she refuses to, believing in Dimitri but hopes that they will meet each other again in another life. Should Constance battle her she will express that she didn't accept that they were being pitted againist each other. Mercedes tells she should retreat and she felt the same and did not want to kill her. But Constance says she is sorry and has ambitions to fulfill even if it means killing her. Mercedes expresses sorrow of how things can t go back to what they were 5 years earlier. As one of the commanders required to complete the chapter, Mercedes is killed in-battle and Dimitri mourns her death, saying that if not for him, she could have still been alive.

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Azure Moon[edit | edit source]

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If Caspar has joined the Blue Lions, after Garreg Mach Monastery has been reclaimed by Byleth's army, he informs Byleth that a small battalion seems to be scouting the Monastery, lead by the Death Knight. Overhearing this conversation, Mercedes enters the conversation and asks to go meet the Death Knight, having the suspicion that he may be her younger half-brother Emile. Caspar follows her into the field to protect her from the Death Knight's forces. The Death Knight's forces attack her and her allies, but he does not enter the fray.

After the battle, Mercedes directly confronts him with Caspar and Byleth present. The Death Knight passively confirms that he is indeed Emile and that he decided to spare her for this one battle because they are siblings. Though she asks him to join their cause, he refuses, stating that he is beyond salvation. He, in turn, advises that she leave the monastery, but she refuses. Now at an impasse, the Death Knight allows her to leave and gifts her the Rafail Gem, a Hero's Relic of Lamine. He warns her that next time, he will not show her mercy.

Mercedes comforts her brother in his final moments.

After the liberation of Faerghus from Cornelia and the unification of the Alliance and Kingdom, the Blue Lions target Fort Merceus in order to begin their campaign against the Empire. Much to her displeasure, the one guarding the fort is none other than the Death Knight. A fierce battle ensues inside, but ultimately, he is mortally wounded. Mercedes removes his mask and comforts him in his final moments. She sheds tears as her brother expires in her arms.
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Verdant Wind[edit | edit source]

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Mercedes joins the merchant business during the time skip. She also appears alongside Dimitri and her other allies at Gronder Field, where she may be killed.

It is also possible for her to rejoin immediately after Garreg Mach is retaken, if Byleth has recruited her before the timeskip. If she fights alongside the Golden Deer at Gronder, she tells Byleth after Dimitri is killed that she saw him praying but did not know what he was praying for.

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Personality[edit | edit source]

Mercedes is a very religious person. Having spent much of her youth in a church, she found enjoyment in praying. She has a motherly personality, and so can't ignore people in need, being always prone to help her friends if there's a problem. She tends to let people tell her what to do, rationalizing this to be the will of the Goddess. Thus, her reason for heading to the Garreg Mach Monastery and her decisions later during the war were the first time she chooses to act for herself, defying the wishes of her adoptive father.

Despite all the tragic events that happened to her in the past, she is able to stay positive. While she can be normally calm she is still capable of getting angry, as seen in her support with Lorenz. She also has a great dislike of Crests as they have brought her misery through her life and the many marriage proposals her adoptive father attempt to place on Mercedes. This allowed her to bond with Sylvain and Ingrid due to similar circumstances. She is also best friends with Annette since their time at School of Sorcery.

She also enjoys baking sweets, as seen in her support with Annette and Ashe. Mercedes' other likes are needlework, ghost stories, adorable things, painting, reading, and fragrant flowers. However, she dislikes spicy foods and exercise. She admits that she can be scatterbrained and clumsy.


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She also holds a deep regret for leaving her younger brother Emile and being there to support during his time at House Bartels. Even when he became the Death Knight, she was still able to recognize it was him by the time of the War Phase. In Azure Moon Route, she comforts him as he is slowly dying, lamenting on the circumstances she could have prevented.

In the Crimson Flower route, Mercedes is relieved to see Emile again. She still has guilt for leaving him alone, as she knows that both her and their mother's departure caused his Death Knight persona to manifest. Though she is correct on this, she believed that it was wrong to abandon him, in which Emile corrects her in that he stayed behind to protect them from Baron Bartels. Despite his violent Death Knight persona coupled with the fact that Emile could accidentally kill her, Mercedes still sees him as her younger brother.

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In-Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassCrest
FE16 Commoner Mercedes Icon.gifCommonerMinor Crest of Lamine
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
125610685598
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
FE16 White Magic Icon.pngHeal-Live to Serve FE16.pngLive to Serve
Reason Lv 1 FE16.pngReason Lv 1
Faith Lv 1.pngFaith Lv 1
FE16 Bow Weapon Icon.pngTraining Bow
FE16 Potion Icon.pngVulnerary
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E E E+ D E E E E
Start
Weak
Weak
Weak
Budding Talent
Strong
Strong
Weak

As an Enemy[edit | edit source]

Rivalry of the Houses[edit | edit source]
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E E E E E - - -
Start
Battle of the Eagle and Lion[edit | edit source]
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E E E C E - - -
Start
Combat at Tailtean Plains[edit | edit source]
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E E E A C - - -
Start
To War at Gronder (Verdant Wind)[edit | edit source]
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E E E A C - - -
Start

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
30% 25% 50% 45% 40% 30% 25% 45% 40%

Maximum Stats[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
64 37 72 62 58 54 44 65 58

Learned Magic[edit | edit source]

Skill Level Reason Faith
D Fire Heal
D+ Thunder Nosferatu
C Bolganone Physic
C+ - -
B - Restore
B+ - -
A Ragnarok Fortify
A+ - -

Learnt Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Learned at Notes
Sword Prowess Lv 1.png Sword Prowess Lv 1 FE16 sword icon.png E+ -
Sword Prowess Lv 2.png Sword Prowess Lv 2 FE16 sword icon.png D+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 1
Sword Prowess Lv 3.png Sword Prowess Lv 3 FE16 sword icon.png C+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 2
Sword Prowess Lv 4.png Sword Prowess Lv 4 FE16 sword icon.png B+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 3
Sword Prowess Lv 5.png Sword Prowess Lv 5 FE16 sword icon.png A+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Sword.png Wrath Strike FE16 sword icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Sword.png Grounder FE16 sword icon.png C -
Axebreaker FE16.png Axebreaker FE16 sword icon.png B -
Sword Crit +10 FE16.png Sword Crit +10 FE16 sword icon.png S -
Swordfaire FE16.png Swordfaire FE16 sword icon.png S+ -
Lance Prowess Lv 1.png Lance Prowess Lv 1 FE16 lance icon.png E+ -
Lance Prowess Lv 2.png Lance Prowess Lv 2 FE16 lance icon.png D+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 1
Lance Prowess Lv 3.png Lance Prowess Lv 3 FE16 lance icon.png C+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 2
Lance Prowess Lv 4.png Lance Prowess Lv 4 FE16 lance icon.png B+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 3
Lance Prowess Lv 5.png Lance Prowess Lv 5 FE16 lance icon.png A+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Tempest Lance FE16 lance icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Knightkneeler FE16 lance icon.png C -
Swordbreaker FE16.png Swordbreaker FE16 lance icon.png B -
Lance Crit +10 FE16.png Lance Crit +10 FE16 lance icon.png S -
Lancefaire FE16.png Lancefaire FE16 lance icon.png S+ -
Axe Prowess Lv 1.png Axe Prowess Lv 1 FE16 axe icon.png E+ -
Axe Prowess Lv 2.png Axe Prowess Lv 2 FE16 axe icon.png D+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 1
Axe Prowess Lv 3.png Axe Prowess Lv 3 FE16 axe icon.png C+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 2
Axe Prowess Lv 4.png Axe Prowess Lv 4 FE16 axe icon.png B+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 3
Axe Prowess Lv 5.png Axe Prowess Lv 5 FE16 axe icon.png A+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.png Smash FE16 axe icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.png Helm Splitter FE16 axe icon.png C -
Lancebreaker FE16.png Lancebreaker FE16 axe icon.png B -
Axe Crit +10 FE16.png Axe Crit +10 FE16 axe icon.png S -
Axefaire FE16.png Axefaire FE16 axe icon.png S+ -
Bow Prowess Lv 1 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 1 FE16 bow icon.png E+ -
Bow Prowess Lv 2 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 2 FE16 bow icon.png D+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 1
Bow Prowess Lv 3 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 3 FE16 bow icon.png C+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 2
Bow Prowess Lv 4 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 4 FE16 bow icon.png B+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 3
Bow Prowess Lv 5.png Bow Prowess Lv 5 FE16 bow icon.png A+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Bow.png Waning Shot FE16 bow icon.png FE16 hidden talent icon.png Unlocks after twelve tutoring sessions in Bows
Icon Combat Art FE16 Bow.png Curved Shot FE16 bow icon.png D -
Close Counter FE16.png Close Counter FE16 bow icon.png C -
Bow Crit +10 FE16.png Bow Crit +10 FE16 bow icon.png S -
Bowfaire FE16.png Bowfaire FE16 bow icon.png S+ -
Brawling Prowess Lv 1 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 1 FE16 brawl icon.png E+ -
Brawling Prowess Lv 2 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 2 FE16 brawl icon.png D+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 1
Brawling Prowess Lv 3 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 3 FE16 brawl icon.png C+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 2
Brawling Prowess Lv 4 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 4 FE16 brawl icon.png B+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 3
Brawling Prowess Lv 5 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 5 FE16 brawl icon.png A+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl.png Fading Blow FE16 brawl icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl.png Rushing Blow FE16 brawl icon.png C -
Combat Art Icon FE16 Special.png Healing Focus FE16 brawl icon.png B -
Brawl Crit +10 FE16.png Brawl Crit +10 FE16 brawl icon.png S -
Fistfaire FE16.png Fistfaire FE16 brawl icon.png S+ -
Reason Lv 1 FE16.png Reason Lv 1 Innate -
Reason Lv 2 FE16.png Reason Lv 2 FE16 reason icon.png D+ Replaces Reason Lv 1
Reason Lv 3 FE16.png Reason Lv 3 FE16 reason icon.png C+ Replaces Reason Lv 2
Reason Lv 4 FE16.png Reason Lv 4 FE16 reason icon.png B+ Replaces Reason Lv 3
Reason Lv 5 FE16.png Reason Lv 5 FE16 reason icon.png A+ Replaces Reason Lv 4
Black Magic Range +1 FE16.png Black Magic Range +1 FE16 reason icon.png S -
Black Tomefaire FE16.png Black Tomefaire FE16 reason icon.png S+ -
Faith Lv 1.png Faith Lv 1 Innate -
Faith Lv 2.png Faith Lv 2 FE16 faith icon.png D+ Replaces Faith Lv 1
Faith Lv 3.png Faith Lv 3 FE16 faith icon.png C+ Replaces Faith Lv 2
Faith Lv 4.png Faith Lv 4 FE16 faith icon.png B+ Replaces Faith Lv 3
Faith Lv 5.png Faith Lv 5 FE16 faith icon.png A+ Replaces Faith Lv 4
White Magic Range +1 FE16.png White Magic Range +1 FE16 faith icon.png S -
White Tomefaire FE16.png White Tomefaire FE16 faith icon.png S+ -
Authority Lv 1.png Authority Lv 1 FE16 authority icon.png E+ -
Authority Lv 2.png Authority Lv 2 FE16 authority icon.png D+ Replaces Authority Lv 1
Authority Lv 3.png Authority Lv 3 FE16 authority icon.png C+ Replaces Authority Lv 2
Authority Lv 4.png Authority Lv 4 FE16 authority icon.png B+ Replaces Authority Lv 3
Authority Lv 5.png Authority Lv 5 FE16 authority icon.png A+ Replaces Authority Lv 4
Battalion Renewal FE16.png Battalion Renewal FE16 authority icon.png C -
Defensive Tactics FE16.png Defensive Tactics FE16 authority icon.png B -
Offensive Tactics FE16.png Offensive Tactics FE16 authority icon.png S+ -
Weight -3 FE16.png Weight -3 FE16 heavy armor icon.png C -
Combat Art Icon FE16 Special.png Smite FE16 heavy armor icon.png B -
Weight -5 FE16.png Weight -5 FE16 heavy armor icon.png A Replaces Weight -3
Armored Effect Null FE16.png Armored Effect Null FE16 heavy armor icon.png S+ -
Dexterity +4 FE16.png Dexterity +4 FE16 riding icon.png C -
Movement +1 FE16.png Movement +1 FE16 riding icon.png A+ -
Cavalry Effect Null FE16.png Cavalry Effect Null FE16 riding icon.png S+ -
Alert Stance FE16.png Alert Stance FE16 flying icon.png B -
Alert Stance+ FE16.png Alert Stance+ FE16 flying icon.png A+ Replaces Alert Stance
Flying Effect Null FE16.png Flying Effect Null FE16 flying icon.png S+ -

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Mercedes will automatically be recruited if Byleth chooses to teach the Blue Lions house in chapter 1. If Byleth chose to teach any other house, Mercedes can transfer to their class if Byleth has a high enough Magic stat and a high enough Bow proficiency. The player can decrease the required threshold if the player has a support rank with her, and upon reaching a B+ rank she may ask to join your class on a free weekday (even if the Magic stat or Bow rank is not high enough).

Support Rank Magic Bow
None 15 C
C 12 C
C+ 9 D+
B 6 D+
B+ 3 E+
A Any Any

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Mercedes has a primary focus on standard mage growths, having a strong Magic growth and decent Dexterity, Resistance, and Speed. Much like other mages, she has poor physical bulk, poor Strength, and her Luck growth is below average, so she needs to be kept safe from physical attackers. Tutoring her in Reason and Faith are her two subject strengths while she has a Budding Talent for Bow.

Mercedes is a natural Faith user for the Blue Lions and should be their primary healer, but can be a useful recruit for other Houses as well. Her Faith Magic pool has very useful spells including Physic for healing from a distance and Fortify to heal all allies in range and is one of two units able to use it, the other being Flayn. Luckily for her, she could theoretically take a stray hit and keep herself alive thanks to her personal skill Live to Serve, which heals herself the same amount as she heals an ally, giving her a decent method of self-regeneration at all stages of the game.

As a Crest of Lamine bearer, she is the only playable character able to use the Tathlum Bow's full effect, having increased regeneration when equipped (Jeritza has the Crest of Lamine as well, but is unavailable on the route where the Tathlum Bow is obtainable). While it has high base Might, Mercedes's overall Strength growths are low and are highly unlikely to outpace any of the other bow units available, and would only serve to help against foes with high Resistance that would wall her magic attacks, such as Pegasus Knights or mage units. If one is absolutely looking for damage directly from bows, the Magic Bow will best work for Mercedes, as it calculates her damage from her Magic stat rather than her subpar Strength, though the weapon will require Mercedes to have a Bow Mastery Grade B in order to use. If forged into a Magic Bow+, it gains additional range, allowing her to attack from two to three spaces away. In any event, leveling up her Bow skill can be beneficial for her to acquire the Sniper class, which can boost her Strength up to a minimum of 17; while this might not sound useful, it will help her with Attack Speed calculations by offsetting some of her spells' Weight.

Given her overall strengths, Mercedes is best left in Magic oriented classes from the Monk line, having a respectable Reason spell pool to go through Mage classes. Still, as mentioned above, her Faith magic makes her one of the strongest healers in-game and as such the Priest line is a natural fit for her and by the time she reaches either a Bishop, where she not only has twice the amount of Faith casting but also increased healing overall plus another means of self-regeneration through Renewal and the ability to ignore damage from terrain through Terrain Resistance. Miracle isn't quite as useful to her, however, due to her sub-par Luck. She can also go through two possible Master Level classes, namely Gremory, which does weaken her healing slightly, but it also empowers her Reason by increasing the number of uses of her spells. She can also become a Holy Knight as it allows her to maintain her Faith, but her subject weakness in Lances will make the effort difficult even with long term training due to the skill experience penalty towards lances, though the class rewards her with increased movement and access to White Tomefaire which increases her Mt by 5 when using her Nosferatu spell, even if it's her sole offensive move. Gremory is usually the better choice since Holy Knight does not provide additional charges for her healing spells, which should be her foremost job in battles.

Theoretically, she can be built to go into the Fighter line with a focus on the Archer routes, but her overall potential with bows are severely limited as her promotional options bar her from using her Faith, as well as her aforementioned poor Strength growths. Hit Rate +20 could be a useful skill to acquire from the Archer line if she ever has issues with hit rates, though her solid Dex growths should not require it. For those who really wish for it and aren't turned off by Mercedes' subject weaknesses in Axes and Heavy Armor, a player can train Mercedes in the Armored Knight classes, which would fix her Strength and Defense growths considerably, while also not hampering her Resistance and Magic growths too much, effectively turning her into a tank of both worlds that would wall all but the absolute worst attacks. Additionally, keeping some Bows on Mercedes will let her still attack at range. While immensely time consuming, it's best to have her grind off of battles with broken weapons.

Overall, Mercedes is often regarded as the best healer in the game, having the best array of healing spells of any character, while also being less susceptible to damage thanks to her personal skill. Flayn is her biggest competition as a fellow Fortify healer as she is recruited via story events unlike Mercedes who must have her conditions met to recruit her outside of the Blue Lions house. However, Mercedes can be used in all four routes while Flayn cannot be used in the Crimson Flower route, thus giving Mercedes a particularly powerful niche in that route; moreover, Flayn lacks access to the extreme range of Physic. Her offensive spell list also means she can do more than just heal, and she can often contribute a considerable amount of damage in any battle.

Gift List[edit | edit source]

Gift Name Type of Gift Description Rank
Tasty Baked Treat Favorite A baked confection made by mixing fruit into dough. Appreciated by those with a sweet tooth.
Gemstone Beads Favorite Small, sparkling beads for sewing into fabric. Appreciated by fans of embroidery and handicraft.
Owl Feather Favorite A feather from a messenger owl that can be used in a variety of ways. Appreciated by everyone. ★★★
Goddess Statuette Favorite A beautiful wood carving of the goddess. Appreciated by those who like art or carving, and by devout believers. ★★★
Armored Bear Stuffy Favorite A fluffy stuffed bear wearing distinguished armor. Appreciated by those who love animals or cute things. ★★★
Lavender Favorite Grown sometimes in Fodlan. Appreciated by those who like flowers ★★★
Whetstone Dislike A stone used to sharpen the blades of swords or lances. Appreciated by those who enjoy weapon maintenance. ★★
Ancient Coin Dislike A coin said to have been used as currency in ancient times. Appreciated by those who enjoy traveling, art, or coins. ★★★
Riding Boots Dislike Boots specially made for mastering the equestrian arts. Appreciated by those who enjoy horseback riding. ★★★

Lost Items[edit | edit source]

Lost Item Description
Book of Ghost Stories A collection of terrifying tales from all over Fódlan. It probably belongs to someone who likes ghost stories.
Fruit Preserves Bottled fruit preserved in sugar. It probably belongs to someone who enjoys baking or eating sweets.
How to Bake Sweets A note about how to make simple baked sweets. It probably belongs to someone who enjoys baking.

Tea Party Conversations[edit | edit source]

See also: Mercedes/Tea Party

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Mercedes/Supports

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Kindly Devotee
Adopted daughter of a merchant family in the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus. Former nobility with a gentle, easygoing personality. Appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity:
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Mercedes Sprite.pngTitle
Kindly Devotee
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
35/39/4230/33/3627/30/3319/22/2530/33/36
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill support.png Martyr+
FEH skill special.png Miracle
FEH Staff.png Staff
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Mercedes Sprite.pngTitle
Kindly Devotee
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
33/36/3928/31/3424/27/3017/20/2328/31/34
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill support.png Martyr
FEH skill special.png Miracle
FEH Staff.png Staff

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngAssault---
Gravity--FEH Star Rarity 3.png
Gravity+Gravity-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngHeal---
Reconcile---
Martyr-FEH Star Rarity 4.png-
Martyr+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill special.pngImbue---
Miracle-FEH Star Rarity 4.png-
AFEH AR-D Spd Res 1.png AR-D Spd/Res 1--
FEH AR-D Spd Res 2.png AR-D Spd/Res 2FEH AR-D Spd Res 1.png AR-D Spd/Res 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH AR-D Spd Res 3.png AR-D Spd/Res 3FEH AR-D Spd Res 2.png AR-D Spd/Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Odd Res Wave 1.png Odd Res Wave 1--
FEH Odd Res Wave 2.png Odd Res Wave 2FEH Odd Res Wave 1.png Odd Res Wave 1-
FEH Odd Res Wave 3.png Odd Res Wave 3FEH Odd Res Wave 2.png Odd Res Wave 2FEH Star Rarity 4.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Base Set[edit | edit source]
Counters[edit | edit source]
Skill Inheritance[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Mercedes/Quotes

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Mercedes/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

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Mercedes - Benevolent Soul

"Mercedes left home and went to Garreg Mach, where she became a model cleric. She devoted the whole of her life to the service of the goddess and became well-loved by the people, who revered her for her piety and her boundless generosity toward those in need."


Mercedes - Benevolent Soul (Crimson Flower)

"Mercedes left home and opened a small orphanage in the Faerghus region with her mother. There, she took in and raised children who had lost their families in the war, regardless of their blood or circumstances of birth. It is said that, in the town which grew around this orphanage, the children never failed to smile."

Mercedes and Byleth (Azure Moon)

"Byleth announced his/her marriage to Mercedes shortly after being named archbishop of the Church of Seiros. Mercedes took on duties as a cleric and through that work ensured that the church offered special support to children who had lost their families due to the war. The couple was said to mingle frequently among the people, working up a sweat right alongside them. They happily spent their lives ushering in a new era."

Mercedes and Byleth (Crimson Flower)

"Byleth and Mercedes wed in haste, that they might better focus on their battle against those who slither in the dark. The struggle was long and arduous, but their passionate love supported them through it. When at last the fight was done, they moved to a small village in the Faerghus region and started an orphanage. There they took in and raised children who had lost their families in the war, regardless of their blood or circumstances of birth. It is said that Mercedes was never happier than when she was surrounded by smiling children, free of all worry."

Mercedes and Byleth (Verdant Wind / Silver Snow)

"Byleth announced his/her marriage to Mercedes shortly after becoming leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan. Mercedes ensured that Fódlan paid special attention, in its rebuilding effort, to folks who had lost jobs and to children who had lost their families due to the war. The couple was said to mingle frequently among the people, working up a sweat right alongside them. They happily spent their lives ushering in a new era."

Mercedes and Dimitri

"After his coronation, Dimitri assumed the throne of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus and took his friend, Mercedes, as his queen. Most were shocked by his choice, as she did not come from a distinguished noble line. Still, when the people saw her devotion to healing the damage caused by the war, they decided she was the ideal match for the one they called the Savior King. It is said that the couple led busy but happy lives, and that they never failed to express their appreciation for one another, no matter the hardship."

Mercedes and Ferdinand (Crimson Flower)

"After the war, Mercedes traveled to Fhirdiad to pay a visit to her adoptive father. Though she introduced Ferdinand, she left out the small detail that they were engaged to be wed. Married in secret, Ferdinand and Mercedes worked together to reform the new Duke Aegir's territory, and the effort was so successful that Emperor Edelgard named Ferdinand her prime minister. It was a busy life for him indeed, but as he was was known to say to his government colleagues, coming home to a smiling family made all the hard work worth it."

Mercedes and Ferdinand (Other routes)

"After the war, Mercedes traveled to Fhirdiad to pay a visit to her adoptive father. Though she introduced Ferdinand, she left out the small detail that they were engaged to be wed. Married in secret, Ferdinand and Mercedes worked together to reform the new Duke Aegir's territory, and the effort was so successful that he was called upon to work as a leader in the central government. It was a busy life for him indeed, but as he was known to say to his government colleagues, coming home to a smiling family made all the hard work worth it."

Mercedes and Dedue

"Two years after the war, Dedue and his wife, Mercedes, opened a school in the Duscur residential district in Fhirdiad. The school educated Duscur children, who had never been given structured learning before, in reading, writing, arithmetics, and even Duscur history. Many years later, when the Duscur people reclaimed their homeland, the people who attended this school were able to resettle there and revive their old culture. because of this, Dedue and Mercedes were forever renowned by the Duscur."

Mercedes and Felix (Azure Moon)

"After the war, Felix inherited the title of Duke Fraldarius from his late father, Rodrigue. A year later he married Mercedes, who helped complete the rebuilding effort by paying special attention to children who had lost their families during the war. When their efforts were complete, they settled into a busy life together, with Felix serving as the king's trusted retainer, and Mercedes supporting him in all things. It is said that every so often, the pair would venture out of their territory in order to visit a graveyard for fallen Imperial soldiers. There, they left flowers on a mysterious, unmarked grave, and prayed for the one who rested there."

Mercedes and Felix (Other routes)

"Even after the war's end, skirmishes continued to break out across Fódlan. Learning that there were still places where he could fight, Felix abandoned his noble title and chose to make a living with his sword. He traveled the land, seeking battle as if he had a death wish, but his violent path came to an end when he reunited with Mercedes. She had begun a new life as a cleric in service to the goddess, and with her kindness and generosity, she was able to turn his life around. No one knows what became of them after that, but the tales of a swordsman who made warriors across Fódlan tremble with fear all come to an end at that point."

Mercedes and Ashe

"After the war, Ashe was formally knighted and appointed the new head of House Gaspard, which had no successors. The young and inexperienced lord faced a great deal of difficulty in governing. Though he was famously tenacious and never lost heart, it was perhaps only due to the counsel of his wife, Mercedes, that he managed to overcome all obstacles. When not busy governing their territory, the couple lifted one another's spirits by baking delicious sweets for each other. The tradition was so heartwarming that it became popular for husbands and wives in that region to do the same for generations."

Mercedes and Sylvain

"As Margrave Gautier, Sylvain devoted his life to improving relations with the people of Sreng. Under his leadership, nobles were persuaded that Relics and Crests were not necessary as they'd previously thought. Though he went down in history as an extraordinary lord, he could not have done so without the constant support and counsel of his wife, Mercedes, whose wisdom and guidance brought prosperity to the people. The couple built a loving home life, surrounded by happy children, and when Sylvain at last passed away, he was succeeded by his oldest child, who bore no Crest."

Mercedes and Annette

"After the war, Annette and Mercedes lived separate lives: the former as a teacher at the school of sorcery in Fhirdiad, the latter as the proprietor of an orphanage in a village in the Faerghus region. Though they lived apart, they exchanged letters so frequently and shared their lives with one another in such detail that it was as though they were side by side. After many decades, Annette decided to resign from her post and move to the village where Mercedes lived to help run the orphanage. The life they lived there was modest, but it is said that they were happy to the very end."

Mercedes and Lorenz

"After the war, Mercedes accompanied Lorenz back to his homeland. There, the young heir petitioned his father, Count Gloucester, to permit the couple to marry. The count initially disapproved of Mercedes's status as a commoner, he was persuaded by her virtues as a person to change his mind. In fact, he praised Lorenz for having a taste in character superior to his own. After Lorenz succeeded his father as lord of the territory, the couple finally wed. With Lorenz's stern approach to governance, and Mercedes's open mind, House Gloucester flourished under their rule."

Mercedes and Ignatz (Crimson Flower)

"Mercedes left home and opened a small orphanage in the Faerghus region with her mother. There, she took in and raised children who had lost their families in the war, regardless of their blood or circumstances of birth. Some years later, she was reunited with Ignatz, who had persuaded his family that he should become a painter and traveled all through Fódlan painting beautiful landscapes. His greatest masterpiece, however, was a portrait that was entitled The Smiling Saint. It is said that the woman whose face inspired it became the love of his life, and that she spent all of her remaining days close by his side."

Mercedes and Ignatz (Other routes)

"Mercedes left home for a life as a cleric at Garreg Mach. There, she took in and raised children who had lost their families in the war, regardless of the circumstances of their birth or bloodline. Some years later, she was reunited with Ignatz, who had persuaded his family that he should become a painter and traveled all through Fódlan painting beautiful landscapes. His greatest masterpiece, however, was a portrait that was entitled The Smiling Saint. It is said that the woman whose face inspired it became the love of his life, and that she spent all of her remaining days close by his side."

Mercedes and Alois (Note: Unavailable in Crimson Flower*)

"Mercedes left home for a life as a cleric at Garreg Mach. Alois, as Jeralt's successor, officially assumed the role of captain of the Knights of Seiros. Though the two were quite busy with their daily activities, they would often find time to get together in the evenings so Alois could hear Mercedes's ghost stories. No one can say for certain whether it was the constant exposure to spooky tales or some other cause, but from that time on, Alois's reputation became that of a totally fearless fighter. Mercedes's quiet support was widely credited for this increase in bravery. Her blessing came to be known as a guarantee of victory."
*Mercedes and Alois can still support in Crimson Flower but they don't have a paired ending there.

Mercedes and Jeritza

"Once those who slither in the dark were finally defeated, Mercedes left home and opened a small orphanage in the Faerghus region with her mother. After many years of kind service raising children who had lost their families, she received a letter bearing familiar handwriting. Its author, a prisoner in Enbarr, expressed his sincerest well-wishes to Mercedes and her family. Still more time passed until, one day, the man who wrote the letter paid her a visit. With joyful tears in her eyes, Mercedes smiled, took Emile by the hand, and at last welcomed him home."

Mercedes and Constance

"After the war, Constance and Mercedes traveled together to the school of sorcery in Fhirdiad. There, they immersed themselves in magical research and, with the help of their friends and all the school's resources, made one astounding discovery after another. Their considerable achievements led to the revitalization of both House Nuvelle and House Martritz. The pair grew increasingly close over the years so that, as time wore on, they became less like friends and more like family. It is said that, years later, each began to speak of the other as if she were a dear sister."
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Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The first part of Mercedes, "merced", means mercy or grace in Spanish. This name is commonly associated with the full name and title, "Maria de las Mercedes", meaning "Maria of the Mercies". This title was given to the Lady of Mercy, the Virgin Mary, of the Christian faith.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Mercedes shares her English voice actress, Dorothy Elias Fahn, with Rinea from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
  • Mercedes is one of the characters who can have S-Supports with both a male and a female Byleth. The others are: Edelgard, Linhardt, Dorothea, Gilbert (platonic), Alois (platonic as well), Rhea, Sothis, Jeritza, and Yuri.
  • Mercedes stands at 169cm (or about 5’7”).
  • Mercedes has a unique post-timeskip battle model as a Monk, Priest, and Bishop.
    • Otherwise, she uses white colours for her classes.
  • Mercedes is the oldest student at the Officers Academy; she is 22 years old at the start of the game.
    • If Balthus is included, then Mercedes is the second oldest student, beaten by five years.
    • It also makes her older than Byleth, who is supposed to be 20/21 (depending on the player's birthday).
  • In the E3 trailer, Mercedes is originally shown with chestnut hair.
  • Mercedes shares her Paralogue with Caspar but, differently from the other characters with a shared Paralogue, the two cannot support. The same goes for Ferdinand and Lysithea, Linhardt and Leonie, and finally Anna and Jeritza.
  • As an enemy, Mercedes can gain access to the Faith spells Abraxas and Seraphim, spells she cannot normally learn.
  • Ferdinand, Felix, Sylvain, Mercedes, Ingrid, Lorenz, Alois, and Shamir are the only characters that, if not recruited in certain paths, are needed to be killed.
    • In Mercedes's case, she must be killed during Field of Revenge if not recruited in Crimson Flower, along with Sylvain.
  • In a survey conducted by Famitsu Magazine, Mercedes placed 6th for females and 10th overall with 721 votes in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. She also placed 9th among S-Supports chosen in the first playthrough with 120 votes.
  • In the fourth survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Mercedes placed 19th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:4. She ranked 19th among those who completed the game with 35 points.
  • In the fifth survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Mercedes placed 15th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:4. She ranked 15th among those who completed the game with 6.6% of the vote.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Mercedes/Gallery.
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