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Mycen is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is 65 years old.


Mycen is a reputable former soldier known throughout Valentia. Originally a Rigelian early in life, he later became a high ranking Zofian general when he later moved into the southern country. In his famed military career, he became an exemplary knight whom many have admired as the finest soldier to have ever existed. In his older years, Mycen settled down in Ram Village, raising his grandson Alm.

One day, the Villa of the Zofian royal family was set ablaze by Desaix in a coup of the Zofian throne. Mycen entered the burning villa and managed to rescue the young princess, Anthiese. Concerned for her half-brother, she asked if Mycen found Conrad. To her disappointment, she was the only person he could find, leaving her the sole survivor of the fire. Believed to be dead by the Zofian people, Mycen brought Anthiese to Ram Village and adopted her, renaming her Celica for her safety. For a while, he raised Alm and Celica and taught them alongside the Ram Village children, Tobin, Gray, Kliff, and Faye the art of combat. Shortly after, Desaix's crony, Slayde stumbled upon Ram Village and discovered Anthiese's survival through her brand on her hand. Though he was repelled by Mycen, Mycen was forced to send Celica away for her safety once more, bringing her to Novis Priory to further prevent anyone from ever encountering her again.

During the ten years after this event, Mycen spent the years training Alm and the Ram Village children. Feeling that he was ready and properly trained, Alm asked Mycen if he could leave the village, which Mycen declined, saying that he was too green. Lukas came soon after seeking Mycen to help the Deliverance, a Zofian force dedicated with overthrowing Desaix. However, Mycen was nowhere to be found. In his stead, Alm volunteered and joined the Deliverance.

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After a long campaign through Zofia and Rigel, Alm lead the Deliverance all the way to Rigel Castle where he fatally wounded Emperor Rudolf. Rudolf, and later Mycen, reveal that Alm was not truly Mycen's grandson, but rather Rudolf's only son, having being entrusted into Mycen's care.

Further detailed in a Memory Prism, Emperor Rudolf summoned Mycen shortly after his son's birth. As a long time friend of the Emperor, he informed Mycen that Alm bore a special brand on his left hand, a mark that was a sign that Alm would be the hero who would end the rule of Mila and Duma on Valentia. Rudolf then vowed that when the time came, he would become a conqueror whom his son would face and defeat in order to truly become the hero of Valentia. To keep his son's existence a secret until his plan could come to fruition, mainly to protect Alm from the Duma Faithful, Rudolf requested that his old friend take Alm and raise him so that he would eventually fulfill his destiny.

After the revelation of his origins and duty, Alm follows through his father's grand ambition for him. Determined to see him through, Mycen joins Alm's army to fight against Duma and eventually bears witness to Alm slaying Duma, thereby ending the influence of the Divine Dragons on Valentia. In the aftermath of the war, Mycen worked tirelessly as the new Chancellor of the One Kingdom of Valentia for a few years. When he retired, Conrad succeeded his position.

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A knight of great fame both in Rigel and Zofia, Mycen is a dutiful knight and often revered by the masses of both nations due to his might and chivalrous nature. He is an extremely respected individual, earning the admiration of the members of the Deliverance and the Ram Village children. Even in his much older age, his prowess in battle has never dwindled and is noted by Alm and the Ram Village children to be a particularly harsh instructor, but an effective one.

Kind and caring, Mycen is greatly beloved by Alm and Celica who both affectionately treat like a grandfather. Even after the truth of their relationship is revealed, both still continue to refer to him as Grandpa. He was also close to Emperor Rudolf as he was the sole individual in the entire kingdom and the world who knew of his son's existence. Rudolf placed great trust in Mycen to not only be aware of his grand plans for his son, but also send him away with Mycen to raise and train to carry out his plans. As such, Mycen lamented that Rudolf willing took on the role of a warmonger, but nonetheless respected his choice and Mycen fully committed to his role to see Alm become the hero Valentia needed and, even after Rudolf's death, resolved to finish the war and see Rudolf's ambitions come to fruition.




In Chapter 4, talk to him at Rigel Castle (needed to progress).

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FE2 Gold Knight Map IconGold Knight
MagicStarting Items

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
20% 5% 5% 5% 0% 5% 0%


Secret Book (Artwork)
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Mycen is a slightly above average unit, and he can be used to replace characters who have turned out badly or died. He is the last character recruited in Alm's route, arriving just in time for the final dungeon. His starting stats are okay. He has impressive HP, Strength, and Defense. While his Resistance may seem low, the fact that said statistic does not increase in the game and that only magic units and Kliff can compare with it makes him an excellent mage killer. His Skill is average. His Speed is low, and his Luck is the worst in the game. His growth rates are almost non-existent, so he is unlikely to improve much even if you try to level him. The main reason he is viable is that he is quite strong and durable, so even with his lackluster Speed, he should be able to handle fighting late game melee units.

Because Mycen is a Lance user, he can use SolLuna and Astra, three powerful spears. With one equipped, he can do some pretty hefty damage. However, the drop rate for these weapons are extremely low and grinding to find these weapons are tedious and time-consuming, making this strategy unreliable.

Overall, Mycen is a good unit and actually can hold his own pretty well in the final dungeon.



Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Great Knight Map SpriteGreat Knight
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Discipline (FE13)Discipline
OutdoorBattleOutdoor Fighter
Defense +2Defense +2
SwordIconFE13Sword - D
LanceIconFE13Lance - D
AxeIconFE13Axe - B
Silver Axe FE13 IconSilver Axe*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FE15 Gold Knight (Mycen)Gold Knight
MagicSkillsStarting Items
-Echoes Mounted UnitMounted-

Learnt Magic[]

Class Level Magic Learnt
Mage 1 Echoes black magic iconFire
8 Echoes black magic iconThunder
Sage 1 Echoes white magic iconRecover
Guru 1 Echoes white magic iconLemegeton

Personal Max Stats[]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 41 41 39 39 41 40

Growth Rates[]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
20% 10% 10% 10% 5% 10% 3%


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.

Mycen comes with decent starting stats for the point he joins in, making him a serviceable mounted unit for the last dungeon before the credits roll. His base stats are good enough to contribute, but don't expect him to annihilate maps like other Gotohs can. Speed is his main problem, as he gets doubled by most enemies. His durability is good, with high HP, defense, and even resistance, so he doesn't suffer from that as much as other units. As long as the player is reasonably careful and checks which enemies can double attack him, Mycen can help out a lot in the final dungeon, especially if they have lost a lot of units.

However, his atrocious growth rates leaves Mycen with little to no potential to improve, which makes him a borderline unusable unit for the postgame content. If you insist on using him after the final battle, pitchforking is always an option, but isn't optimal; he has no future as a Mage given his awful spell pool, and will take several cycles through the mercenary line in order to max stats due to his low growth rates even with the Star Jacinth.


See also: Mycen/Supports

Passive Supports[]

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Zofia's Champion
A hero who rose from soldier to knight, and on to earn the title of count. Retired, he lives in Ram Village with his grandson, Alm. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Mycen Heroes spriteTitle
Zofia's Champion
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
FEH skill offense Worldly Lance
FEH skill special Glowing Ember
FEH Lance Lance


FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Silver Lance---
Worldly Lance-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialGlowing Ember---
AFEH Atk Def Clash 1 Atk Def Clash 1--
FEH Atk Def Clash 2 Atk Def Clash 2FEH Atk Def Clash 1 Atk Def Clash 1-
FEH Atk Def Clash 3 Atk Def Clash 3FEH Atk Def Clash 2 Atk Def Clash 2-
FEH Atk Def Clash 4 Atk Def Clash 4FEH Atk Def Clash 3 Atk Def Clash 3FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Close Guard 1 Close Guard 1--
FEH Close Guard 2 Close Guard 2FEH Close Guard 1 Close Guard 1-
FEH Close Guard 3 Close Guard 3FEH Close Guard 2 Close Guard 2-
FEH Joint Close Guard Joint Close GuardFEH Close Guard 3 Close Guard 3FEH Star Rarity 5


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

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Zofia’s Champion Mycen
Mycen zofias champion pop01 Here’s Mycen, who comes from the continent of Valentia! He’s a former knight who is renowned as a hero for his valorous deeds.
Mycen zofias champion pop02 Mycen was once a general of Zofia’s army. But after a plot to assassinate Celica, he took her and escaped the palace.
Mycen zofias champion pop03 They retired to Ram Village, a frontier settlement, where Mycen also took in his friend’s son Alm—raising him as his grandson and training him to become a fine warrior in his own right.
Mycen zofias champion pop04 Though Zofia was still in crisis, Mycen watched on in silence—but don’t you worry, he’s as brave and dedicated to justice as ever! He’s just waiting for the right time to do his part!
Closely Associated Characters
Alm A brave but kind young warrior, raised by the hero Mycen in Ram Village. His left hand is marked with the Brand.
Celica The princess of Zofia; trained as a priestess. Caring toward others, and dislikes fighting. Bears the Brand on her right hand. Mycen saved her life in the distant past.



“Alm, Celica. Surpass me. For the sake of Valentia...”
—Mycen's death quote in Gaiden

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]

Mycen/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes


Mycen/Heroes Quotes



Serves as the prime minister in the newly established government of Valentia.
As King Alm I's excellent right-hand man, he threw all his effort into the kingdom's reconstruction.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]

As the One Kingdom's new chancellor—and right-hand man to King Alm I—good Sir Mycen worked tirelessly toward the kingdom's restoration. Despite his formal standing and title, the king and queen continued to love him like a grandfather.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL8 420
CYL Mycen SOV Portrait
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


  • Though Mycen does not qualify as a traditional definition of the Jagen archetype, he plays a role similar to one in the prologue chapter of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. While Alm, Celica, and their friends can deal minimal damage to the enemy soldiers in the battle, the encounter is designed so that Mycen must take on the burden of protecting the children, letting them get what experience they can while he clears the battlefield.
  • Mycen shares his English voice actor, Doug Stone, with Gilbert from Three Houses.


See main article: Mycen/Gallery.