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Nemesis is a character from Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

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Nemesis was the leader of an army that opposed Seiros and the Ten Elites during the War of Heroes. He possessed the Crest of Flames, and wielded the Sword of the Creator. In Imperial Year 91, the armies of Nemesis and Seiros clashed at the Tailtean Plains. There, Nemesis was confronted and slain by Seiros in single-combat.


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The rumor claims that these were given to him by the Goddess to protect Fódlan from hostile invaders. However, over time, he grew more power hungry and was influenced by the people of Agartha to slaughter the "Children of the Goddess" in Zanado. He killed Sothis in her slumber to use her body parts as weapons. Using Agarthan technology, they created the Crests from the hearts of the people of Zanado and the Heroes' Relics from the bones of the Goddess, distributing them to his allies, the Ten Elites. This tale is disputed by Edelgard, who claims she was taught Nemesis was not power hungry, and instead his war with Seiros was a simple dispute over what type of being should rule over Fodlan, humans or creatures who can take human form.

The truth of the legend is that Nemesis was never more than a common thief who managed to break into the Holy Tomb, stealing Sothis' body. Those Who Slither in the Dark then used the blood of Sothis to give him the Crest of Flames and the body of Sothis to make the Sword of the Creator. Sothis never willingly chose to give these powers to humans, they simply took them. Similarly, the Ten Elites were granted their powers from the blood and bones of the Children of the Goddess slaughtered at Zanado by Nemesis, and fought alongside Nemesis instead of against him.

As a boss his in-game description reads "under the pretense of liberating Fodlan from a reign of deception, this king rallied his people to arms in the War of Heroes." This and the Wandering Beast referring to him as a "king" suggests that after gaining his powers he did manage to become a at least somewhat legitimate king of some kind, and that he motivated people to join him in his attempted conquest of Fodlan by using some kind of questionable propaganda.

Verdant Wind (Golden Deer)Edit

He is resurrected by Those Who Slither in the Dark and partakes in the final battle. He meets his demise at the hands of Byleth and Claude.

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PersonalityEdit

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Nemesis has shown to be easily manipulated by Those Who Slither in the Dark, and is willing to commit genocide to prove his dominance. He does show apprehension when faced with divine powers, however. He has a strict sense of honor, and looked down on Claude and Byleth for not being strong enough to fight him 1 on 1. He was apparently not aware of Seiros' identity as a survivor of the Red Canyon until moments before his death (when she asked if he recalled it), and killing her is his main desire once he resurrects (though he never gets the chance).

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In-Game Edit

Fire Emblem: Three HousesEdit

Base Stats (Normal Mode)

Starting ClassCrest
King of LiberationCrest of Flames
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
601073711352125464221
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
-Heaven's FallMighty King of Legend

Heartseeker FE16Heartseeker
Swordfaire FE16Swordfaire
Sword Prowess Lv 1Sword Prowess Lvl 5
Renewal FE16Renewal
Commander FE16Commander
Cursed Power
Counterattack

Keen Intuition
Dark Creator Sword

Base Stats (Hard Mode)

Starting ClassCrest
King of LiberationCrest of Flames
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
601074520433034514731
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
-Heaven's FallMighty King of Legend

Heartseeker FE16Heartseeker
Swordfaire FE16Swordfaire
Sword Prowess Lv 1Sword Prowess Lvl 5
Renewal FE16Renewal
Commander FE16Commander
Cursed Power
Counterattack

Keen Intuition
Dark Creator Sword

Base stats ( maddening )

Starting ClassCrest
King of LiberationCrest of Flames
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
601075429523942514740
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
-Heaven's FallMighty King of Legend

Heartseeker FE16Heartseeker
Swordfaire FE16Swordfaire
Sword Prowess Lv 1Sword Prowess Lvl 5
Renewal FE16Renewal
Commander FE16Commander
Cursed Power
Counterattack

Keen Intuition
Dark Creator Sword

OverallEdit

Even without his buffs, Nemesis is a very powerful opponent. He will have a staggering amount of attack, allowing him to break through the defenses of just about anyone. The swamp drains after Lamine, the gremory of the Ten Elites, is defeated, negating his ability to restore extra HP from it. He will begin to move after being attacked for the first time, so it is crucial that squishy and/or slow units have been moved to a safe area.

Claude can be an effective bait and attacker with Fallen Star, but it will exhaust the durability of Failnaught quickly. Lysithea can also deal a considerable amount of damage to him with Luna, potentially even taking him out in one blow if she scores a critical hit. However, Counterattack will ensure that Lysithea will meet her end if she misses or doesn't defeat him, even if her range has been boosted through skills or items. Even if their effectiveness has been reduced by the Commander skill, Gambits are still useful to chip away at Nemesis as they prevent him from countering.

EtymologyEdit

Nemesis is the ancient Greek goddess who enacts retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the gods). Another name for her is Adrasteia (or Adrestia), meaning "the inescapable"

Trivia Edit

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  • Nemesis is the only final boss in Three Houses that isn't a dragon or a Demonic Beast. Rhea in her Immaculate One form is fought in both Crimson Flower and Silver Snow routes, while Edelgard as a Hegemon Husk is fought in the Azure Moon route. Because of this, Nemesis has only one health bar, as opposed to Rhea and Hegemon Edelgard's three.
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