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Leif, wherever you go, I shall follow... even to the ends of the continent.”
—Nanna to Leif in Genealogy of the Holy War

Nanna is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. She is the daughter of Lachesis, the younger sister of Diarmuid, and a cousin of Ares. As a member of the noble family of Agustria's House Nordion, she possesses minor Hezul blood. She is also the canonical love interest of Leif.

While it is commonly believed that Nanna and Diarmuid may have different fathers (Finn and Beowolf respectively), it is stated in Fire Emblem's 20th Anniversary Book that her biological father is whoever the player married Lachesis to, and that Finn is more of her adoptive father. Still, the pool of men that Lachesis can marry does include Finn, Nanna considers Finn her father no matter what in Thracia 776 AND Thracia has her unable to use the Beo Sword (unlike Diarmuid and Fergus), so the matter remains muddled.

Her substitute character is Jeanne in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

ProfileEdit

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Nanna first appears alongside Finn and Leif in Leonster at the start of Chapter 7 as a playable ally. It is revealed through her conversation with Diarmuid that Lachesis came to Leonster after the Battle of Belhalla and thereafter left Nanna in the care of Finn, disappearing later to search for Diarmuid. As a result, she grew up together with Leif, lacking any knowledge of her mother's whereabouts.

Nanna, alongside Leif and Finn, join Seliph's army when they come to their aid. She is then reunited with her brother, Diarmuid, and her cousin, Ares. She will learn that Lachesis is still missing while conversing with Diarmuid. After capturing Conote, she can share a conversation with Ares, whereby she explains that Sigurd is not Eldigan's murderer.

After the war, if Nanna has been paired up, she will accompany her husband to his homeland. If she is not paired up, she will then return to Nordion with Ares and Diarmuid.

Thracia 776Edit

In this game, Nanna grows up with Leif in Fiana. They arrived in this village at a young age, accompanied by a badly-injured Finn. After hiding in other locations such as Alster and Tahra, Lachesis will finally join them. She will then promptly disappear in her quest to reunite with Diarmuid and Ares. Eyvel will then take on a mother's role, raising Nanna and Leif on Lachesis' behalf. In the later events of the game, Eyvel and her adoptive daughter Mareeta will be kidnapped by Raydrik, but will eventually be rescued by Leif's liberation army.

After the liberation war, Nanna will wed Leif and assist him in the reconstruction of Leonster, as well as the New Kingdom of Thracia. Her kind and selfless nature will eventually earn the admiration of the general populace, who affectionately addresses her as "Princess Nanna".

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

RecruitmentEdit

  • Chapter 7: Automatically from the start.

Base StatsEdit

Note: Parent characters are assumed to be at Level 30 by the end of the First Generation.

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood
Father:
Arden
Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Troubadour SpriteTroubadour Hezul Holy BloodMinor Holy Blood IndicatorHezul
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Lead Gold
3 31 8 3 7 8 9 5 4 8 0 Varies
Skills Weapon Starting Items

CharismaCharm
AmbushVantage

FE4 SwordSword - A
FE4 StaffStaff - C

FE4IronswordIron Sword
FE4reliveMend
Inherited Items

Azelle
Alec
Claud
Jamke
Dew
Naoise
Finn
Beowolf
Chulainn
Midir
Lewyn
Lex

Growth ratesEdit

Note: Holy Blood bonuses have already been taken into consideration.

Father:
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
105% 75% 7% 15% 30% 45% 40% 12%
Dew
Lex

Promotion GainsEdit

Promoted Class
FE4 Paladin Sprite (F) Paladin
Str Mag Skl Spd Def Res Mov
+6 +2 +3 +3 +6 +2 +1
Weapon Ranks
FE4 Lance C

ConversationsEdit

In Chapter 7, if Nanna speaks to Diarmuid, she will gain one point of Luck.

In Chapter 7, if Finn is Nanna's father, she may speak to him to get 5 points of Speed after Darna is captured.

In Chapter 8, after Conote is captured, Nanna may speak to Ares to reveal the truth about Eldigan to him, and she will receive two points of Strength and Defense.

In Chapter 10, Nanna may speak to Leif at any time for 100 love points and an added bonus of three points to her HP.

In the Final Chapter, if Nanna is in love with either Seliph, Leif, or Ares, she may speak to her lover. If her lover is Seliph, he will gain 3 points of HP, while if said lover is either Leif or Ares, he will gain 3 points of Defense.

Love GrowthsEdit

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit

RecruitmentEdit

  • Chapter 5: Automatically from the start.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE5 troubadourTroubadour
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov LS MS PC
1 18 3 5 6 7 9 3 4 8* 0 0 1
Skills Weapon Starting Items

CharismaCharm

FE5 Sword IconSword - C
FE5 Staff IconStaff - E (+30)

EarthswordEarth Sword
FE4liveHeal

*5 Movement while dismounted.

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov
50% 25% 10% 40% 35% 55% 15% 10% 1%

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightproof Knight Proof FE5 Paladin Sprite (F) Paladin
Level Str Mag Skl Spd Def Bld Mov
1 +1 +3 +1 +3 +1 +1 +1
Weapon Ranks
FE5 Sword Icon +1

Support BonusEdit

Supports

  • Leif - 10%
  • Finn - 10%
  • Homer - 10%
  • Diarmuid - 10%

Supported by

  • Leif - 10%
  • Diarmuid - 10%

OverviewEdit

Nanna starts off fairly weak, but she does come with her personal weapon, the Earth Sword, and she can become very strong after promotion with it. The bonus she grants to nearby allies thanks to Charm makes her a invaluable unit in the hardest chapters where evasion is much needed. On the top of that, she supports the front lines even more effectively with her ability to heal on horseback without having to rely on Physic staves early in the game.

Nanna is one of the best candidates for the Wrath Manual, helping her offense and low PCC, and it works extremely well in conjunction with the Earth Sword with which she can kill and survive hordes of enemies as well as reducing the use of the sword.

It is recommended that you give her the Ced Scroll to fix her somewhat low speed as well as other scrolls to raise her magic, and the Hezul Scroll in order to raise her HP and combat fatigue. Also try to get her more build with the Neir Scroll because she loses speed even with an Iron Sword.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

SpotPassEdit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Troubadour Map SpriteTroubadour
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 18 1 5 7 8 10 3 5+2 7
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Resistance+2Resistance +2
Charisma FE13Charm

StaffIconFE13Staff - E

Heal FE13 IconHeal*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Nordion Princess
Lachesis's daughter. A charismatic young lady, she has her mother's graceful bearing. Appears in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity:

✯✯✯✯

Title Group
Heroes Nanna Sprite
Nordion Princess
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1
40
15/16/17
31/34/37
3/4/5
21/24/27
7/8/9
29/32/35
4/5/6
16/19/22
6/7/8
22/25/28
Skills Weapon

FEH skill support Restore

FEH Staff Staff

✯✯✯✯✯

SkillsEdit

WeaponEdit
Name Prerequisite Might Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill offense Assault - 10 2 - 50 - -
FEH skill offense Absorb - 4 2 Recovers HP = 50% of damage dealt. 150 - FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH skill offense Absorb+ - 7 2 Recovers HP = 50% of damage dealt.
After combat, if unit attacked, restores 7 HP to allies within 2 spaces of unit.
300 - FEH Star Rarity 5
AssistEdit
Name Prerequisite Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill support Heal - 1 Restores 5 HP. 50 - -
FEH skill support Mend - 1 Restores 10 HP. 100 - -
FEH skill support Restore - 1 Restores 8 HP.
Neutralizes ally's penalties (from skills like Panic, Threaten, etc.)
and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, etc.) that last through ally's next action.
200 FEH Star Rarity 4 -
FEH skill support Restore+ - 1 Restores HP = 50% of Atk. (Minimum of 8 HP)
Neutralizes ally's penalties (from skills like Panic, Threaten, etc.)
and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, etc.) that last through ally's next action.
300 - FEH Star Rarity 5
SpecialEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects Charge Cost SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill special Imbue - When healing an ally with a staff, increases recovered HP by 10. 1 50 - -
FEH skill special Heavenly Light FEH skill special Imbue When healing an ally with a staff, all other allies recover 10 HP. 2 150 - FEH Star Rarity 4
PassiveEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects SP Cost Unlocked Type
FEH Resistance +1 Resistance +1 - Grants Res +1. 30 - A
FEH Spd Res 1 Spd/Res 1 FEH Resistance +1 Resistance +1 or FEH Speed +1 Speed +1 Grants Spd/Res +1. 80 FEH Star Rarity 4 A
FEH Spd Res 2 Spd/Res 2 FEH Spd Res 1 Spd/Res 1 Grants Spd/Res +2. 160 FEH Star Rarity 5 A
FEH Spur Def 1 Spur Def 1 - Grants adjacent allies Def +2 during combat. 50 - C
FEH Drive Def 1 Drive Def 1 FEH Spur Def 1 Spur Def 1 Grants allies within 2 spaces Def +2 during combat. 120 - C
FEH Drive Def 2 Drive Def 2 FEH Drive Def 1 Drive Def 1 Grants allies within 2 spaces Def +3 during combat. 240 FEH Star Rarity 4 C

QuotesEdit

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

“Prince Leif, I leave the rest in your hands...”
—Nanna's death quote

Thracia 776Edit

“...Leif... Don't...lose...”
—Nanna's death quote

AwakeningEdit

“I'm Lachesis's daughter.”
—Nanna's SpotPass parley quote

“Have you gone mad?!”
—Nanna's SpotPass battle quote

“My strength is appealing, huh?”
—Nanna's SpotPass recruitment quote

“I've no gift for blood-taking, but this staff is sworn to protect my allies.”
—Nanna's battle quote as an enemy, in Champions of Yore 1

“If your humors disagree with you, sir, perhaps you ought retreat?”
—Nanna's battle quote versus Owain in Champions of Yore 1

“My life matters not. But my lord must live on...”
—Nanna's battle quote as an enemy, in Champions of Yore 3

“Then you're some kind of monster? So be it! I must defeat you before your transformation is complete! [...] Silence, fiend! You must be purified!”
—Nanna's battle quote versus Owain in Champions of Yore 3

“Leave here now! You do not belong in this world!”
—Nanna's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1

“Please return from whence you came. The fighting will only get worse.”
—Nanna's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3

“I may not be able to defeat you, but I have to at least try.”
—Nanna's battle quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 2

“I must fight. Courage has nothing to do with it.”
—Nanna's battle quote versus Basilio in Rogers & Redeemers 2

“I'll never give up. Not while this realm is counting on me!”
—Nanna's battle quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 3

“I think it's worth a try!”
—Nanna's battle quote versus Basilio in Rogues & Redeemers 3

“I believe my friends will finish this struggle... I must...”
—Nanna's death quote as an enemy, in Champions of Yore 1

“May the powers save you, Lord Leif...”
—Nanna's death quote as an enemy, in Champions of Yore 3

“I lost...but if I managed to buy them time...”
—Nanna's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1

“Why did you not use that strength...to help instead of to harm?”
—Nanna's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3

“It may not...have been enough...but I fought with all my power...”
—Nanna's death quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 2

“I couldn't do it. But at least...I stood my ground...”
—Nanna's death quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 3

Heroes Edit

See Main Article: Nanna/Heroes Quotes

EndingsEdit

Thracia 776Edit

Nanna - The Princess of Nordion (ノディオンの王女 Nodion no ōjo)
"After the victory at Belhalla, Nanna joined Leif in the battle to liberate Agustria. Later, she married Leif and devoted her life to helping orphans who lost their family in the war. Due to her sweetness and generosity, the citizens affectionately referred to her as "Princess Nanna" even after she became queen. Her life with Leif is said to have ended happily."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Nanna is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:

EtymologyEdit

In Norse mythology, Nanna is the wife of the god Baldr and the mother of Forseti.

TriviaEdit

  • Just like Fergus, Nanna was stated to be Beowolf's child in early versions of Nintendo's official website. The identity of her father was then concealed.
  • In Thracia 776, Nanna shares the same growths as Selphina.

GalleryEdit

See main article: Nanna/Gallery.