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“I'm starting to wonder if I really should be here...”
—Neimi's Final Chapter Quote in The Sacred Stones

Neimi is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. She is a young girl from Renais, and a childhood friend of Colm, whom she brought into Eirika's group.

Profile[]

Neimi and Colm grew up together in the village of Lark. She was trained by her grandfather, the legendary Zethla, the "single-arrow legend". Whenever Zethla went hunting, he only carried a single arrow with him, yet never missed his hunting target. Neimi's deceased mother was a high-ranked cleric who left the clergy to get married; Neimi's most prized possession is a mirror that belonged to her mother.

Colm always defended her in front of bullies and protected her constantly, a habit he still practices. Colm is blunt and sometimes downright rude to Neimi, though his snide attitude crumbles when he sees her cry. They each have somewhat of a crush on each other, revealed in supports with other characters. Neimi says when Amelia asks her if there is a boy she likes, that "He's someone who's always watched over me, stood by my side. He used to make me cry, but I...I love him."

Personality[]

Neimi is mild, sweet and very sensitive. She is a crybaby, and gets tearful for the most banal things. Neimi tends to apologize for the slightest reasons, she always blames herself by thinking that she did the wrong thing. She is humble and insecure, if she is a combatant in the final battle against Fomortiis, she wonders confusingly if she should be in this important event. She is not really sure how she got involved in the war as she doesn't have strong will and convictions, but she decided to help the cause even so.

Despite her lack of coping skills, she is actually a great archer with an excellent shot. She holds her grandfather, that trained her, in high regards. She also has a love for animals and used to have a fox as a pet, and wishes to take more animals to raise when the war is over.

She has a childhood crush on Colm, but his harsh demeanor always makes her cry. It is unknown why he is so harsh with her most of the time, though it is implied that he is trying to train her out of her hyper-sensitivity.

In Game[]

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Archer Map Sprite.gifArcherGBAFire.gifFire
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
117*45643255
WeaponStarting Items
Bow.gifBow - DIronbow.gifIron Bow
Vulnerary.gifVulnerary

*18 in the Japanese version

Growth Rates[]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 45% 50% 60% 50% 15% 35%

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
Orionsbolt.gif Orion's Bolt or Master seal.gif Master Seal FE8 Sniper Map Sprite (F).gif Sniper
1 +4 +3 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +1
Skills Weapon Levels
Sure Strike Bow.gif +40

Item Required Promoted Class
Orionsbolt.gif Orion's Bolt or Master seal.gif Master Seal FE8 Ranger Map Sprite.gif Ranger
1 +2 +2 +2 +1 +3 +3 +3 +2
Skills Weapon Levels
Cannot mount Ballistae Sword.gif D

Supports[]

See also: Neimi/Supports

Overall[]

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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.

Neimi has good availability but has to deal with her horrible bases, as well as being locked to 5 movement until she promotes. As an Archer, she suffers from an inability to counter at close range, which renders her mostly useless on enemy phase and makes leveling her up rather slow. The majority of foes in Sacred Stones are quite weak, making the long-range chip damage of a bow unit comparatively less useful, particularly on Rout chapters where the primary objective is to kill as many enemies as possible. Players will have to consider if her potential ability is worth the effort needed to raise her, as many other units can accomplish the game objectives without needing nearly as many resources.

Neimi's saving grace is her promotion: the chapter 6 Orion's Bolt is only usable by her, so she faces no competition for promotion items. As a Sniper she will gain a whopping +3 strength upon promotion, as well as an increase to her bow rank (provided she has used her bow 10 times), granting her access to killer bows, which stack very well with a Colm support. The only downside is missing out on 1-range options and 7 movement. Sure Strike is also relatively useless; a raised Neimi should have no issues hitting her target. Ranger provides D-rank Swords, enabling close-range countering, an extra point of movement, and a mount, allowing for potent rescue-drops, turning Neimi into a very viable supportive attacker. However, with poor bases and growths defensively, she should not see a lot of enemy phase combat.

Overall, Neimi stuggles to make an impact as a player phase oriented unit in the enemy phase oriented Sacred Stones. Her Colm support is notable due to its superb availability (they start with a C support), fast growth, and crit boost to patch their classes' relatively low damage output. If you want to use Neimi, taking advantage of her and Colm's powerful support is advised.

Quotes[]

Defeat:[]

“You were right, Colm... I am a klutz. Sorry...”
—Neimi's death quote in The Sacred Stones

Chapter 7:[]

“I'm sure I can help if you'll let me... I'll keep myself safe.”
—Neimi speaking to Eirika in Chapter 7

Endings[]

Neimi, the Tearful Archer (泣き撃ち Naki uchi)
"She returned to her village and passed her days in peace and quiet. Years later, she traveled to the capital of Renais as an archery instructor for their military. She never could resist a good cry."
A Support with Colm
"The childhood friends became lovers first, then husband and wife. Worried for Neimi's well-being, Colm gave up his adventurer's ways. Neimi passed on her grandfather's skill in archery to her own son and daughter."

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Neimi 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 240
The Sacred Stones
999
CYL2 289
The Sacred Stones
763
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 274
The Sacred Stones
781
CYL4 263
The Sacred Stones
511

CYL5 227
The Sacred Stones
390

Trivia[]

Gallery[]

See main article: Neimi/Gallery.