“I am strong. I am wise. I am lovely. And most importantly, I am right! ...Me! No one else!”
—Narcian, going into battle

Narcian is a boss character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is one of the Three Dragon Generals of Bern, and an extremely ambitious officer.

Profile[edit | edit source]

One of the reasons why Narcian was able to get his position was due to his rival, Galle being born outside of Bern, thus allowing Narcian to get the position as Dragon General.

He was entrusted with the invasion of Lycia, and his lieutenant is Flaer. He is responsible for many actions during Roy's journey through Lycia and the Western Isles. After conquering castle Araphen, Narcian left his frightened subordinate, Slater to guard the territory. Erik, the marquess of Laus and Leygance, an Ostian were convinced by Narcian to betray the Lycian league.

Conspiring with corrupt noble, Roartz to take over Etruria, Narcian helped capture King Mordred, but was opposed by Cecilia, one of the Etrurian Generals. Unable to defeat her, himself, Narcian enlisted the help of Zephiel to capture her, planning to unleash his fury on her once she was in his grasp. However Cecilia was freed before she could fall victim to Narcian's cruel whims.

Eventually, due to his constant failings, he learns from General Murdock that King Zephiel has demoted him, replacing him with Galle.

However, Murdock tells him that if he can stop the Lycian Army from retaking the capital of Etruria, Aquleia, he will try to convince Zephiel to restore him to his original rank. Before the battle, Narcian, not wanting to suffer for his own failures, decides to frame one of his subordinates, Zeiss, for conspiring to give information to the Lycian Army, having learned that Zeiss' sister, Melady, has joined the Lycian Army. However, Zeiss, having learned of Narcian's plot to frame him from Galle, ends up joining the Lycian Army, while Narcian is killed during the battle.

Personality[edit | edit source]

He is a very narcissistic person, has a tendency to bear grudges, and will not hesitate to let his underlings die for him so that he can live; for example, his loyal lieutenant Flaer was abandoned to die while holding Cecilia captive.

Narcian has a reputation for being lecherous. Narcian requested Erik capture Clarine for the sake of entertainment. When Zephiel captured Narcian's hated enemy, Cecilia, Narcian asked Zephiel if he could have custody of her in a personal cell so he could make her pay.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Normal Mode/Trial Maps

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Wyvern Lord Map Sprite.gif Wyvern LordN/A
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
1046161316132012118
WeaponStarting Items
Sword.gif Sword - A
Lance.gif Lance - A
Runesword.gifRunesword
Delphishield.gifDelphi Shield
Bluegem.gifBlue Gem*

* Only as a boss.

Hard Mode

Starting ClassAffinity
Wyvern LordN/A
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
1054201618152213118
WeaponStarting Items
Sword.gif Sword
Lance.gif Lance
Runesword.gifRunesword
Delphishield.gifDelphi Shield
Bluegem.gifBlue Gem

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
85% 50% 10% 10% 30% 10% 5%

Boss Overview[edit | edit source]

Narcian is not an easy boss, as he has somewhat decent speed for a Wyvern Lord and he has a Runesword and the Delphi Shield, which can be problematic in defeating him. It is nearly imperative to use somebody who is resistant against the Runesword so it doesn't help him a lot and/or can evade the Runesword easily. The easiest way to defeat him is to steal his shield and gem, and proceed to unleash a barrage of arrows from any snipers/nomad troopers available. This will most likely kill him within a turn at best, as the recovery effects of his sword won't be able to keep up with the critical damage he receives from bows. Another method is to switch to mages, especially if they wield light or dark magic to get the magic advantage; just be sure he or she can deal more damage than Narcian gets back. A promoted Raigh, Saul, or Elen would prove useful here. However, if his Delphi Shield is stolen, the Aircalibur tome is an ideal weapon to use on him, and Lilina/Lugh can kill him in one or two rounds with it. Finally, a decent leveled Hero wielding Durandal can possibly destroy Narcian in a single hit, due to its incredible power and bonus damage to Wyverns. A decently leveled Sage or Valkyrie wielding Forblaze could also deal heavy damage as it targets his lower resistance, but the accuracy may be shaky considering its trinity disadvantage.

Overall (Playable)[edit | edit source]

Narcian's stats are rather average, except for that low speed. Galle can be more consistent in the Trial Maps if you did not train Melady or Zeiss, as Galle has higher stats than Narcian in everything except speed and luck.

Fire Emblem Awakening[edit | edit source]

SpotPass[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Wyvern Lord Map Sprite.gifWyvern Lord
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
207039+2333362143148
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Strength2icon.pngStrength +2
Ridefasticon.pngTantivy
Hotstarticon.pngQuick Burn
FE13 Sword Slayer Skill Icon.pngSwordbreaker
Vengeance (FE13).pngVengeance
LanceIconFE13.pngLance - A
AxeIconFE13.pngAxe - B
Brave Lance FE13 Icon.pngBrave Lance*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Wyvern General
One of three Wyvern Generals of Bern. Conceited and vainglorious. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity:
✯✯
Heroes Narcian Sprite (2*).pngTitle
Wyvern General
Group
Heroes Flying.png Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
32/35/38
5/6/7
20/23/26
4/5/6
19/22/25
6/7/8
23/26/29
4/5/6
18/20/23
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Iron AxeFEH Axe.png Axe
✯✯✯
Heroes Narcian Sprite (3*).pngTitle
Wyvern General
Group
Heroes Flying.png Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
35/38/41
5/6/7
22/25/28
5/6/7
22/25/28
6/7/8
25/28/31
5/6/7
20/23/26
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Steel AxeFEH Axe.png Axe
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Narcian Sprite (4* & 5*).pngTitle
Wyvern General
Group
Heroes Flying.png Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
36/39/42
6/7/8
24/27/30
5/6/7
23/26/29
7/8/9
27/30/33
5/6/7
21/24/27
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Emerald Axe
FEH skill special.png Retribution
FEH Axe.png Axe
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Narcian Sprite (4* & 5*).pngTitle
Wyvern General
Group
Heroes Flying.png Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
39/42/45
6/7/8
25/29/32
6/7/8
25/29/32
7/8/9
29/32/35
6/7/8
23/26/30
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Emerald Axe
FEH skill special.png Retribution
FEH Axe.png Axe

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Axe-FEH Star Rarity 2.png-
Steel AxeIron AxeFEH Star Rarity 3.pngFEH Star Rarity 2.png
Emerald AxeSteel AxeFEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Emerald Axe+Emerald Axe-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
Runeaxe--FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill special.pngRetribution-FEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
VengeanceRetribution-FEH Star Rarity 4.png
BFEH Lancebreaker 1.png Lancebreaker 1--
FEH Lancebreaker 2.png Lancebreaker 2FEH Lancebreaker 1.png Lancebreaker 1FEH Star Rarity 2.png
FEH Lancebreaker 3.png Lancebreaker 3FEH Lancebreaker 2.png Lancebreaker 2FEH Star Rarity 4.png
CFEH Savage Blow 1.png Savage Blow 1-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Savage Blow 2.png Savage Blow 2FEH Savage Blow 1.png Savage Blow 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Savage Blow 3.png Savage Blow 3FEH Savage Blow 2.png Savage Blow 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Vernal General
One of the three Wyvern Generals of Bern. Making a rare exception, he is donning an unusual outfit just for the spring festival. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Narcian Vernal General Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Vernal General
Group
Heroes Flying.png Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
40/43/46
10/11/12
32/35/38
9/10/11
31/34/37
6/7/8
34/37/41
2/3/4
15/18/21
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Gilt Fork+
FEH skill special.png Retribution
FEH Lance.png Lance

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Gilt ForkSteel LanceFEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Gilt Fork+Gilt Fork-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill special.pngRetribution-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
VengeanceRetribution-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Chill Spd 1.png Chill Spd 1-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Chill Spd 2.png Chill Spd 2FEH Chill Spd 1.png Chill Spd 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Chill Spd 3.png Chill Spd 3FEH Chill Spd 2.png Chill Spd 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
C25px Lance Exp. 1--
25px Lance Exp. 225px Lance Exp. 1-
25px Lance Exp. 325px Lance Exp. 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

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

Quotes[edit | edit source]

The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

“I am strong. I am wise. I am beautiful. And most importantly, I am right! Always! ...Me! No one else!”
—Narcian' battle quote in The Binding Blade.

Battle Conversations[edit | edit source]

Narcian: You...! You're that girl!
Clarine: Excuse me? Have we met before?
Narcian: What?! You have forgotten me?! That...is inconceivable!

Narcian: You're Melady... Hah! You betray your home and join the enemy. You are a disgrace!
Melady: My loyalty has always lied with the princess. And so it shall remain!

Narcian: You...
Zeiss: General Narcian... I heard everything from Sir Galle! Do you...have no sense of honor left in you at all?!
Narcian: Galle...! He has always been a thorn in my side! But no matter... After I wipe you out here, no one will know the truth...

Narcian: Cecilia... Back for more, are you?
Cecilia: It was Zephiel to whom I lost. Not you.
Narcian: Fair enough, but now you will know my true strength!

Narcian: If it isn't General Perceval, the back-stabbing traitor!
Perceval: Joining you...was the greatest mistake of my life. I will make up for it...by defeating you!

Death Quote[edit | edit source]

“No... No...!! I will not be defeated...! Not by you...miserable... Gaahh!”
—Narcian's death quote in The Binding Blade

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Narcian/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Manga[edit | edit source]

Hasha no Tsurugi[edit | edit source]

In the Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi manga, he is killed by his subordinate Zeed as vengeance for Jemmie's death.

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

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Narcian won 18th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 2:1. The voter comments seem to focus on his role in the story as an entertaining and over-the-top villain.
  • In Fire Emblem Heroes, he shares his English voice actor Kaiji Tang with Owain, Lloyd, Shiro and Ignatius.
  • In Fire Emblem Heroes, his Grand Hero Battle map is based on The Binding Blade Chapter 15 (although mirrored)
  • One of his cards in Fire Emblem Cipher is similar to a scene in Hasha no Tsurugi, being drawn by the same artist.
  • His data page in Hasha no Tsurugi lists his affinity as Thunder, though he has no affinity in the game itself.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Narcian seems to be a corruption of Narcissistic, or Narcissism, befitting his personality, as the word originates from a young man of Greek mythology, Narcissus, who fell in love with his reflection because of his arrogance.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Narcian/Gallery.
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