“Thank you, Mordecai... I don't know what to say... You're like an angel.”


“Me? No...stop. You embarrass me.”
Ilyana and Mordecai at B support in Path of Radiance

Mordecai is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and is a warrior of Gallia. Alongside Lethe, he is stationed in Crimea to offer support and to foster relations between the two nations.

In Path of Radiance, it is interesting to note that Mordecai is rather agile even in his human form, as he is able to perform back flips whenever he dodges attacks.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Mordecai is portrayed as one of the more peace-loving and innocent beast laguz characters, and appears to bear no ill will towards the Beorc race. This may be observed through his interactions with Ilyana, where he treats her with kindness and offers her money to purchase food for herself. Mordecai's tender heart has led him to close his eyes before attacking his enemies, as he has no wish to see them getting torn into shreds.

As can be observed through a Base Conversation between several Crimean villagers, Mordecai loves children tremendously, where they comment on how he helped rebuild their village and how the children liked to play with him. His gentle nature shows when he meets Mist, as he admits being afraid that he will scare her with his appearance. He even showed generosity toward Beorc like Ilyana to fill her constant desire for food.

Although Mordecai is Lethe's subordinate, he often reprimands her for her violent and hostile behavior towards the beorc in Path of Radiance. In spite of this, however, he has been shown to be unable to hold back his rage when he is once referred to as a sub-human by Soren. Apart from this one incident, Mordecai has never displayed any other fits of blind rage, garnering the adoration of several beorc individuals with his tranquil nature.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

  • Chapter 10: Automatically from the start.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Mordecai Tiger (Untransformed) Sprite.png
Tiger (Untransformed)

FE9 Mordecai Tiger (Transformed) Sprite.png
Tiger (Transformed)
FE9Water.gifWater
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
24115

22
28

12
8

11
1013

16
4

7
18

33
337

9
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Smite (FE9).gif SmiteStrikeFE9laguzstone.gif Laguz Stone

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
150% 65% 0% 55% 50% 40% 40% 20%

Support Conversations[edit | edit source]

See also: Mordecai/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.

While Mordecai has great HP, strength, and Defense and Smite, he is limited by the transformation gauge. He will start all maps untransformed, and it will take him several turns to actively contribute. His low resistance can make it difficult for him to deal with enemy mages, especially those with Fire magic. Despite these flaws, Mordecai can still be a useful unit. He joins at a time when there won't be too much competition for deployment slots. As a result, he might be able to contribute at times. But as soon as the player has to start choosing units to leave behind, Mordecai will likely be one of the first to hit the bench. By the time the player receives the demi band, he will likely be behind the rest of your army in both levels and stats. Despite his growth rates being high, it will be difficult for Mordecai to catch up to other Laguz that could make better use of it.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

Availability[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Mordecai Tiger (Untransformed) Sprite.png
Tiger (Untransformed)

FE10 Mordecai Tiger (Transformed) Sprite.png
Tiger (Transformed)
FE10Water.png Water
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
165714

28
1

2
9

18
9

18
1516

32
4

8
18

28
27

48
7

9
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Smite.png Smite
Shove.png Shove
FE10 Strike.gif Strike - AFE10olivigrass.png Olivi Grass
FE10vulnerary.png Vulnerary

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 35% 10% 25% 15% 80% 45% 15%

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Kindhearted Tiger
A tiger warrior from Gallia, the home of the beast tribe of laguz. A kind, peace-loving giant. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Mordecai Sprite.pngTitle
Kindhearted Tiger
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
44/47/50
10/11/12
34/37/40
4/5/6
21/24/28
8/9/10
36/39/43
4/5/6
17/20/23
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Sabertooth Fang
FEH skill support.png Smite
FEH Blue Beast.png Beast

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngWhelp (Infantry)---
Youngling (Infantry)---
Adult (Infantry)---
Sabertooth Fang-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill support.pngSmite-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
BFEH Atk Def Link 1.png Atk/Def Link 1--
FEH Atk Def Link 2.png Atk/Def Link 2FEH Atk Def Link 1.png Atk/Def Link 1-
FEH Atk Def Link 3.png Atk/Def Link 3FEH Atk Def Link 2.png Atk/Def Link 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Beast Exp. 1.png Beast Exp. 1--
FEH Beast Exp. 2.png Beast Exp. 2FEH Beast Exp. 1.png Beast Exp. 1-
FEH Beast Exp. 3.png Beast Exp. 3FEH Beast Exp. 2.png Beast Exp. 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

“Ike, I am sorry. I can fight no more. To Gallia... Must return...”
—Mordecai's death quote in Path of Radiance.
“Mordecai will go first. Mordecai will watch for enemies.”
—Mordecai's retreat quote in Path of Radiance.

Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

Recruit Conversation with Zihark[edit | edit source]

Mordecai: You, I know...
Zihark: Mordecai... I never expected us to meet like this, on opposite sides...
Mordecai: Ah! Zee...eehark! Hm... No, that not it. Sorry. Mordecai says your name not right. Not right yet.
Zihark: But...
Mordecai: Zeehork? Zeehar-ack? Zi...hark? Ahh! That is good! Zi-hark!
Zihark: Mordecai... Don't you understand? We're now--
Mordecai: I know. Mordecai is your friend. Allies we are. It does not matter who we fight for.
Zihark: But--
Mordecai: You have no fang or tail, but you are a beast brother, Zee-hark! Hmm... No. Mordecai forgets again. Sorry.
Zihark: Hey, don't worry about it. I've got it! I'll go with you. That way, you'll get my name right in no time.
Mordecai: Ah! Good idea! Mordecai likes this idea.

Defeat quote[edit | edit source]

Mordecai: Graarr! What's wrong? My body. It grows...heavy.
Ike: Mordecai! No matter how strong you are, you can't take much more! We'll take over now! You must withdraw!
Mordecai: Grawr... I understand. I will do as you ask.

“Forgive, please... Mordecai can fight no longer... Mordecai must return home...to...Gallia...”
—Mordecai's retreat quote in Radiant Dawn

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Mordecai/Heroes Quotes

Epilogue[edit | edit source]

Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

"Ike! I will help rebuild Crimea, too. I will lend you much strength!"

Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

Kindhearted Warrior - Mordecai (優しき背 Yasashiki se, lit. The Kind Back)
After returning to the forest, Mordecai avoided battle and lived all his days in peaceful harmony with the trees.

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Mordecai is a Persian name that means "servant of Marduk". Marduk is the Persian god who killed the dragon Tiamat and created the world out of her body. In the Old Testament, the book of Esther, Mordecai was one of the Jews living in Persia during one of the periods of Israel's captivity with his cousin Esther, with whom the Persian King Xerxes falls in love with. Esther and Mordecai succeeded in stopping the King's advisor Haman from killing all the Jews living in Persia.

Mordecai's relationship with Lethe in Fire Emblem is most probably a re-enactment of Mordecai and Esther's relationship in Persian mythology.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Mordecai/Gallery.
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