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“I don't have any fancy fighting moves like the rest of you folks... And I'm no tactician, neither. So I want to help with the things I DO know how to do.”
—Mozu, to Ryoma

Mozu is a playable character in Fire Emblem Fates. She is a Hoshidan villager who can be recruited on all three routes.

Profile[]

Mozu is a villager from Hoshido who, until the war broke out, lived peacefully in a small village in the border between Hoshido and Nohr.

In her Paralogue, her village is attacked by the Faceless, killing most of the villagers and razing the land. Mozu and her mother nearly make it out of the village before a Faceless ambushes them and kills her mother. Mozu survives the attack by hiding in the nearby woods. Receiving word of the attack, Corrin leads their forces to Mozu's village in hopes of finding survivors, discovering Mozu in the process. After dispatching the Faceless, Mozu looks in horror at the remains of the village. Left with little options and little of value left to reclaim, Mozu joins Corrin's army, hoping to repay them for rescuing her and to pay respects to the deceased.

After the war, Mozu returns to her village and rebuilds with help from neighboring villages.

Personality[]

Often portrayed as meek with low self-confidence, Mozu is hesitant to attempt new things that she is not particularly adept in. Her supports depict her as such, where she requires the encouragement of her conversational partner in order to pick up skills that are useful to her on the battlefield. Her supports with Silas and Ryoma particularly support this fact, as both men offer to personally train her, to which she does not accept at first but eventually agrees in order to move on from her trauma, be of use to Corrin's army as a soldier and prove to herself that she does have courage. Otherwise however, her supports reveal her to be in possession of a blunt, unabashed personality in things she knows about, where she does not hesitate to point out the mistakes committed by others and their flaws. She is also one of few female characters in S supports who consistently and proactively asks for her love interest's hand in marriage.

In truth, Mozu is actually physically robust. As revealed in her supports with Corrin, her life as a villager demands her to engage in manual labor such as crop cultivation and animal hunting for sustenance and she has grown surprisingly strong for someone of her age as a result. Not only that, Mozu has acquired, if not excelled in, a variety of skills and traits that has helped her throughout her life on the farm and still helps significantly as a member of Corrin's army. One of Mozu's more recognizable talents is cooking. When taking shifts in the Mess Hall, if she cooks food of a good quality, she will proudly mention that back home, the villagers often asked her to cook. Such talent is further confirmed through her supports with Saizo, where her cooking reminds him of the food native to his home village, stating that he prefers it over the heavier food commonly served in Shirasagi. Her hunting and trapping skills are also among the best in the army, as she hunted a bear single-handedly from learning skills and tricks from an old man in her village prior to the Faceless attack and is capable of hunting boars alone.

Mozu is also known to possess a humble spirit, not valuing any wealth or luxuries and preferring a simplistic lifestyle as opposed to an extravagant one. This is made evident in her supports with Oboro where, in response to Oboro cheerfully remarking that her endearing appearance will be enhanced with the right clothes and makeup, she quietly states that they will not obscure the fact that she is, at heart, a country girl.

In-Game[]

Fire Emblem Fates[]

Base Stats[]

Paralogue 1 - Tragic Start[]
Starting Class
FE14 Mozume Villager Map SpriteVillager
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
11660573415
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Farmland MasterForager
FE13 Good Growths IconAptitude
FE14 Lance Lance - EBrass Naginata
Vulnerary

Growth Rates[]

Class:

Default
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
30% 40% 5% 50% 55% 45% 35% 30%
  • Note: These are Mozu's default growth rates—unaffected by class and aptitude.
Villager
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 50% 5% 60% 65% 65% 45% 30%
  • Note: These are Mozu's class growths without aptitude bonus. Aptitude adds 10% to each of the values above.
Master of Arms
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 55% 5% 60% 65% 55% 45% 30%
  • Note: These are Mozu's class growths without aptitude bonus. Aptitude adds 10% to each of the values above.
Merchant
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 60% 5% 60% 60% 60% 45% 35%
  • Note: These are Mozu's class growths without aptitude bonus. Aptitude adds 10% to each of the values above.

Max Stat Modifiers[]

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
0 0 +1 +1 +1 0 -2

Class Sets[]

Standard Sets[]
Base Classes Promoted Classes
Friendship Sets[]

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Partner Sets[]
Special Classes[]
Base Classes Promoted Classes
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Supports[]

See also: Mozu/Supports

Romantic Supports

Hoshido[]
Nohr[]

Other Supports

Overall[]

Secret Book (Artwork)
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.
Base Class[]

Mozu is the Villager of Fates. She starts off with extremely poor stats typical of her archetype. The later she is recruited, as her paralogue is not mandatory, the more of a liability these low bases make her, especially in Conquest. In Birthright and Revelation, as well as the availability of Boo Camp, this is less of a problem as the external battles can be adjusted to train her up to speed with the army at the moment. If she is given enough training, she grows splendidly compared to most Fates first generation units thanks to Aptitude, boosting her growth rates for all stats by 10%, raising nearly all of her stats, except Magic and Resistance, to at least 50%. When trained up to Level 10, she learns Underdog, which increases her Hit and Avoid when battling foes of higher level, which she will have to deal with most likely as she trains. Once properly trained, Mozu becomes a potent offensive unit and a master of terrain thanks in part to her personal skill, Forager, which heals 20% of Mozu's maximum health at the start of the turn if she is standing on a Mountain, Forest, Field, or Waste tile. In most of the late game maps, her personal skill loses some potency as the lack of indoor terrain options drop the usability of the skill.

Unlike Villager's in Fire Emblem Awakening, this iteration can promote, and both promotions still retain usage of Lances, so training her with lances are not lost upon class changing. Master of Arms highlights versatility, having access to Swords, Lances, and Axes; making her the Hoshidan equivalent of a Great Knight, offensively. While it does not have standout stats to cement her in a particular role, there are advantages. Seal Strength can cripple high damage enemies, and if she has proper defense stats, set up safer kills for other units. Life and Death is a risky skill that gives herself and her opponent more base damage. If willing to use this skill, expect high risk for high reward.

Her other option is Merchant, which emphasizes utility. Merchant's stat caps emphasize Defense and Strength at the expense of Speed, and are overall not as good a match for Mozu's growths as those of Master of Arms'. It adds Bows/Yumi into the mix, and its two skills are built around each other. Mozu's high Luck (including its growths) makes her a good user for Profiteer, which gives her a chance (based on her Luck) to obtain a Gold Bar for the first 7 turns of the map. Spendthrift allows Mozu to expend a Gold Bar when attacking to increase her damage by 10, while reducing damage taken by 10. It is a much more beneficial version of Life and Death, though she must have Gold Bars readily available to utilize it. If the player has other characters with the skill, they can utilize them to help Mozu acquire Gold Bars and vice versa. Alternatively, having a stockpile in the Convoy can work as well, but Corrin must be on the map in order for that to work.

Secondary Class[]

Mozu's secondary class is Archer. As an Archer, she benefits from avoiding the front lines, where her low HP could give her trouble. This gives her an immediate niche in Conquest, where enemy Sky Knights are numerous and player-controlled archers are few and far between, but are of dubious value in Birthright. Archer provides Quick Draw, which increases Mozu's damage by 4 when initiating combat. Although she will drop Lances, promoting to a Sniper makes her excellent for taking down enemies with high critical rates and skill activations if she has any. It also gives her Certain Blow to increase her Hit Rate when initiating combat, and Bowfaire to add more strength to her bows. Kinshi Knight could be considered an aerial glass cannon Merchant as it has the same weapons, but with more mobility and emphasis on Speed and Skill. Even if Mozu is not kept in this class, Air Superiority can give her good presence as an anti-aerial unit, good for some of the late game, heavily Aerial enemy maps, and Amaterasu to give her allies a heal zone. Finally, reclassing Mozu into Archer gives her time to raise her bow rank before going into Merchant.

Friendship Class[]

Mozu has three Friendship Units: Oboro, Effie and Nyx. Oboro is only available on Birthright, while Effie and Nyx are available on Conquest. All three are playable on Revelation.

  • Oboro: Oboro provides Spear Fighter, a class whose main weapon is something Mozu is very familiar with. If looking to maximize her lance prowess, this is the class to be. She first learns Seal Defense to cripple high defense targets like Generals and Great Knights. Swap can be used to give squishy units cover in case the player overextends too deep. In Spear Master, she learns Seal Speed as another means to cripple targets and is good against quick units like Ninjas, Samurais, and Outlaws. Lancefaire gives her lances more sting. Because it can reach S in lances, she can be a deadly user of the Waterwheel given her strong growths that can make her outshine Oboro herself. Alternatively, Basara gives offensive adaptability with access to Tomes and Scrolls, though Mozu's Magic is slightly lacking. Nevertheless, she retains her lances and the class provides Rend Heaven, a solid attacking skill against enemies of high Strength. Quixotic is there to boost her activation rates of skills, which can help out generating Gold Bars for Profiteer, or give Rend Heaven that extra percentage to activate.
  • Effie: Effie provides Knight, another class whose main weapon is within Mozu's specialty. She can grab many good defensive skills to give her better lasting power. The class provides Natural Cover, which reduces damage taken when she stands on a tile with terrain effects. This compliments her personal skill, as she can reduce damage taken on those tiles and then regenerate health after tanking hits. General provides Wary Fighter, which can further increase her tankiness by denying higher speed enemies from doubling on her. However, the skill will prevent herself from doubling, which could be troubling, as her speed growth is relatively high. Pavise is useful for it can shave off damage from direct weapons. Great Knight provides Luna, a great attacking skill that ignores half the enemy's defense stats when attacking, and Armored Blow to further add tankiness when she initiates.
  • Nyx: Nyx provides Dark Mage, a class that does not benefit Mozu as much. Her Magic growth is 15% with Aptitude, making her not ideal for magical classes. However, she can still collect the more useful skills from Dark Knight. The class provides her with Seal Magic and Lifetaker, which Seal Magic could decrease magical damage while Lifetaker could provide emergency healing if the healers are unavailable. The skills from the base class (Heartseeker and Malefic Aura) could be useful for allies, but does not directly benefit Mozu as a unit, such as Heartseeker helping to decrease enemy Avoid when she already has little problem hitting and Malefic Aura increasing magical damage when Mozu would not be dealing magical damage to begin with. Sorcerer provides Vengeance and Bowbreaker. Vengeance would not be useful for Mozu's rather low Max HP even after promotion. Bowbreaker could be proven useful in Conquest for the large amounts of enemy bowmen.
Marriage Class[]
  • Corrin: Mozu gains Corrin's secondary class upon marriage, giving her access to some classes she could not otherwise have, such as Oni Savage, Wyvern Rider, and Apothecary. However, such planning tends to add cost to other available options for Corrin, so such should be taken into consideration first
  • Silas/Xander: Silas and Xander both offer her Cavalier and its promotions, Great Knight and Paladin. She will be right at home in this class due to her familiarity with Lances and balanced growths. Elbow Room increases her damage if she is standing on terrain with no effects, making her more dangerous in indoor maps. Shelter could be used to protect an ally in danger. As a Great Knight she gains increased Strength and Defense at the cost of Speed and Resistance, as well as access to the full weapon triangle. It offers Luna, a useful attacking skill to help her take down bulkier enemies and Armored Blow, which reduces physical damage taken when she initiates the attack. It can be used alongside Life and Death to dish out incredible damage at no extra cost, so long as Mozu initiates the attack. Paladin has more balanced growths than Great Knight. Defender is a useful skill early game to increase her stats in Guard Stance, although it falls off later. Aegis is a useful skill to help make up for her low Resistance, which she should activate often due to her high Skill.
Inheritance[]

Mozu as a mother provides an decent boost to her child's Skill, Speed, and Luck caps, though her -2 drop to Res can make them slightly more vulnerable to Magic attacks. While her partner cannot inherit the Villager class, her child can, giving them access immediately to the useful Aptitude skill and later Underdog. This also allows her child to promote into the Master of Arms and Merchant classes if desired. Due to this, however, Mozu can pass down her Archer line skills to her children depending on needed or her partner does not innately carry the class. Quick Draw can add an additional four damage to their attacks if they initiate combat. Bowfaire helps increase bow damage, especially for her children innately use it in their final class. Air Superiority lets them have more advantages when facing flying units and Amaterasu provides healing to allies near them at the start of turn.

Player can also consider giving her children skills gained from her friendship classes with Oboro, Nyx, and Effie as well.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Tragic Start
Joins Corrin after being saved from attacking monsters. Is good at farmwork and hunting. Appears in Fire Emblem Fates.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Mozu Heroes spriteTitle
Tragic Start
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
13/14/15
41/44/48
6/7/8
43/46/50
5/6/7
38/41/44
2/3/4
24/27/30
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Forager Naginata
FEH skill special Glowing Ember
FEH Lance Lance

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Silver Lance---
Forager Naginata--FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialGlowing Ember-FEH Star Rarity 5-
BonfireGlowing Ember-FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH Bonus Doubler 1 Bonus Doubler 1--
FEH Bonus Doubler 2 Bonus Doubler 2FEH Bonus Doubler 1 Bonus Doubler 1-
FEH Bonus Doubler 3 Bonus Doubler 3FEH Bonus Doubler 2 Bonus Doubler 2-
FEH Bonus Doubler 4 Bonus Doubler 4FEH Bonus Doubler 3 Bonus Doubler 3FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Atk Spd Bulwark 1 Atk Spd Bulwark 1--
FEH Atk Spd Bulwark 2 Atk Spd Bulwark 2FEH Atk Spd Bulwark 1 Atk Spd Bulwark 1-
FEH Atk Spd Bulwark 3 Atk Spd Bulwark 3FEH Atk Spd Bulwark 2 Atk Spd Bulwark 2-
FEH Atk Spd Bulwark 4 Atk Spd Bulwark 4FEH Atk Spd Bulwark 3 Atk Spd Bulwark 3FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Atk Spd Oath 1 Atk Spd Oath 1--
FEH Atk Spd Oath 2 Atk Spd Oath 2FEH Atk Spd Oath 1 Atk Spd Oath 1-
FEH Atk Spd Oath 3 Atk Spd Oath 3FEH Atk Spd Oath 2 Atk Spd Oath 2-
FEH Atk Spd Oath 4 Atk Spd Oath 4FEH Atk Spd Oath 3 Atk Spd Oath 3FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

Secret Book (Artwork)
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.
Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Tragic Start Mozu
Mozu tragic start pop01 Today, I'm introducing you to Mozu! She was originally an ordinary Hoshidan villager, until a horrible tragedy changed the course of her life.
Mozu tragic start pop02 Mozu once lived in a small village in Hoshido with her mother. When monsters appeared from seemingly nowhere, they destroyed Mozu's home, and Mozu's mother died trying to help her escape.
Mozu tragic start pop03 Mozu found herself surrounded, and the situation looked like it was about to get worse—until Corrin and friends came to the rescue. With no home to return to, Mozu decided to join Corrin's army as well.
Mozu tragic start pop04 Since then, she's been hard at work training with her spear, and it sounds like she's come a long way. Mozu has sworn to fight not just for herself, but for her mom and all the other villagers too.
Closely Associated Characters
Corrin A young royal who was born in Hoshido and raised in Nohr, but was later forced to choose sides. Wields the divine blade Yato. Saved Mozu's life.

Quotes[]

Fates[]

Mozu/Quotes

Heroes[]

Mozu/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[]

Mozu - Rural Power (田舎娘, Inaka Musume lit. Country Girl)
Mozu returned to her village and began rebuilding all by herself. Inspired by her efforts, nearby villages began their own rebuilding efforts. Mozu was eventually hailed as a local hero and humanitarian.
Mozu and Corrin (Birthright/Conquest)
Corrin was hailed as a hero, working alongside his spouse to spread peace worldwide. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Corrin (Revelation)
The two spent the rest of their lives together, Corrin ruling as a wise King of Valla. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Arthur
Arthur returned to his true calling, justice. Scholars believe his luck improved slightly after the war. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Azama
Azama decided to use his talents to inspire and heal the people of Hoshido—rather than taunt them. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Benny
Benny was assigned to train new soldiers but soon retired to live in the forest with his animal friends. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Hayato
After the war, Hayato traveled the world before replacing Fuga as chief of the Wind Tribe. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Hinata
Hinata's passion for the blade did not end with the war. He practiced morning, noon, and night. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Jakob
Jakob served as a butler for the rest of his life, but his true love was reserved for his wife alone. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Kaden
Despite marriage, Kaden continued to travel, returning favors. Later he served as chief of his village. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Kaze
While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Keaton
Keaton returned to his homeland. He frequently visited old friends and got lost on the way home. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Laslow
Laslow vanished after the war, but he inspired generations of Dancers and rallied the spirits of many. Mozu also disappeared from sight. According to folktales, she lived happily ever after in a new world.
Mozu and Leo
Leo sacrificed much for Nohr, leading the effort to spread King Xander's radical new policies. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Niles
Niles continued to take care of Lord Leo's dirty work while helping reform Nohr's criminal population. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Odin
There are no official records of Odin from after the war, but much was written about (and by) him.. Mozu also disappeared from sight. According to folktales, she lived happily ever after in a new world.
Mozu and Ryoma
Ryoma was crowned King of Hoshido, and his rule led to an era of unprecedented prosperity. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Saizo
Saizo disappeared from official records after the war, but no doubt he served the royal family forever. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Silas
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Subaki
Subaki was appointed chief of the pegasus knights and served with a perfect record. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Takumi
Takumi grew into his position as a leader and prince. He was a crucial part of Hoshido's recovery. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Mozu and Xander
As King of Nohr, Xander laid the foundation for a new era of peace and prosperity for the kingdom. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 141 CYL Mozu Portrait
Fates
1,990
CYL2 210
↓69
CYL Mozu Portrait
Fates
1,226
↓764
CYL3 184
↑26
CYL Mozu Portrait
Fates
1,351
↑125
CYL4 215
↓31
CYL Mozu Portrait
Fates
694
↓657
CYL5 148
↑67
CYL Mozu Portrait
Fates
642
↓52
CYL6 146
↑2
CYL Mozu Portrait
Fates
699
↑57
CYL7 116
↑30
CYL Mozu Portrait
Fates
545
↓154

CYL8 142
↓26
CYL Mozu Portrait
Fates
489
↓56

Etymology[]

Mozu is the Japanese word for a shrike, a Eurasian species of bird.

Trivia[]

  • Mozu is the first playable female Villager in the Fire Emblem series.
  • Mozu was voted as the 25th most popular female on Nintendo's official Fates character poll.
  • Mozu shares her English voice actress, Karen Strassman, with Hana from Fates, Anna and Olivia from Awakening. She also shares her Japanese voice actress, Juri Kimura, with Nyx, Yuzu from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, and Feh from Fire Emblem Heroes.
  • In the North American localization, Mozu's profile in the Unit Roster says that she is from a village in Nohr, even though her infobox says that she is from a Hoshidan village.
  • Mozu's artwork from the 4koma Book depicts her wielding a Brass Naginata.
  • Mozu is the only character in Fates who can be recruited on all three routes that only appears in a Paralogue.
  • Mozu, Nyx and Izana are the only characters who cannot be fought in any route or DLC map in Fates.

Gallery[]

See main article: Mozu/Gallery.
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