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“Queen Elincia, Crimea needs you more than anything, and I reckon you could use my help.”
—Nephenee when she is prepared to help Elincia at Fort Alpea.

Nephenee is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. She is the oldest daughter of a large family from the village of Ohma, and has triplet brothers and two sisters.

Profile[]

Path of Radiance[]

After being captured by Daein soldiers and held as a captive in a prison camp at Castle Canteus alongside Kieran, Brom, and Sephiran, Nephenee is rescued by Ike and the Greil Mercenaries. She expresses her gratitude by joining their ranks.

Nephenee remains in Ike's army until The Mad King's War reaches its conclusion before returning to her home in the countryside, where she lives a peaceful life for several years.

Radiant Dawn[]

Once again, Nephenee is forced to take up arms alongside Brom when the two of them work to quell a local rebellion against Queen Elincia that is instigated by Ludveck's subordinate, Yeardley, who had incited the young men of the village. Afterwards, they pay a visit to the royal palace in Melior to alert Elincia about the rebel uprising taking place within Crimea.

Along with Brom, Nephenee later joins the Laguz Alliance in Part 3 and aids her old allies from the previous war. When Ashera casts her judgment upon Tellius, Nephenee is one of the many characters spared from the resulting petrification and therefore is a possible candidate to be brought into the Tower of Guidance.

After Ashera is defeated, Nephenee returns to her family in Melior and frequently participates in battles when the need arises.

Personality[]

Nephenee appears to be a capable and beautiful soldier, with many of her comrades making statements in regards to her likable traits. At her start in Path of Radiance however, she has deep shame about being a simple country girl and takes steps to hide herself, especially when it comes to her manner of countryside speech. Ike, having no judgment based on backgrounds whatsoever, hears her accent in a Base Conversation and merely asks if she can fight. She mentions her speech, but Ike immediately welcomes her to the bulk of the fighting force, taking only her strengths into consideration.

Despite these kinds of interactions, Nephenee suffers from low self-esteem; often putting herself down and lacking the confidence to speak amiably with the other characters except for fellow country dwellers like her hometown resident Brom. This is evident in the support conversations she shares with Calill, where she expresses immense embarrassment at being told to remove her helmet, claiming that doing so will incite the reproachful stares of everyone around her. Calill herself had a similar upbringing, but has since gained confidence and flaunts her beauty, hoping the same for Nephenee, whereas fellow villager Brom doesn't even see why she feels the need to hide whatsoever.

In Radiant Dawn, Nephenee appears to have gained a good deal of confidence. She calls out Yeardley and his movement, quick to defend Elincia's character. Her appearance and behavior reflect her strengths and there are few signs that she still clings to the same shame as before.

In-Game[]

Path of Radiance[]

Recruitment[]

  • Chapter 11: Automatically from the start; This will only take place if two conditions are fulfilled: One, Nephenee's prison door in the previous chapter was unlocked, and two, she must have survived the chapter.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Nephenee Soldier Sprite SoldierFE9Wind Wind
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
7228210116938106
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Wrath (FE9) WrathFE9 Lance Lance - E-

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 40% 20% 55% 55% 25% 35% 25%

Support Conversations[]

See also: Nephenee/Supports

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE9masterseal Master Seal) FE9 Nephenee Halberdier Sprite Halberdier
1 +4 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE9 Lance C*

* Only if Lance Mastery Level is at D or lower.

Overall[]

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.

Nephenee joins in Chapter 11, and while her base stats are not terrible, they are certainly nothing to write home about. Not only that, but she also joins with a pitiful E rank in lances, making her incapable of using anything more powerful than a forged Iron Lance. This, combined with her relatively poor base strength, give her a very lackluster offensive start. What's more, she joins just after Marcia, at the same time as Kieran, and just before Jill, all of whom are better than her and are usually better recipients of the experience Nephenee would require. If the player does decide to invest in her, it is recommended that they give her an Arms Scroll, which is only realistically contested by Mist once she promotes into a Valkyrie, and perhaps even the Chapter 13 energy drop to overcome her poor attack. If given this favoritism, she can easily turn into a strong unit, thanks to her high Skill and Speed. Assigning her the Vantage skill can make her very deadly with a Killer Lance, always striking first and having high odds of landing a critical hit, though her low HP might hamper this tactic. Nephenee will also be starved for good support bonuses, as her only options are Brom, who is outclassed, and Calill, who joins much later than her.

Radiant Dawn[]

Availability[]

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Endgame
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 E A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Nephenee Halberdier SpriteHalberdierFE10Wind Wind
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
13215619201215147127
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Wrath Wrath
Critical 5 Critical +5
Shove Shove
FE10 Lance Lance - BSteelgreatlance Steel Greatlance
FE10vulnerary Vulnerary

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
45% 35% 15% 70% 65% 40% 35% 45%

Biorhythm[]

RD Biorhythm C

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE10mastercrown Master Crown) FE10 Nephenee Sentinel Sprite Sentinel
1 +4 +3 +4 +2 +2 +3 +4 +0 +0
Skills Weapon Levels
Critical 10 Critical +10
Impale Impale
FE10 Lance A*

* Only if Lance Mastery Level is at B.

Overall[]

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.

Nephenee is relatively easier to train in Radiant Dawn, owing to her high availability, starting from Part 2. She has the potential to grow into a powerful unit, with her garbage growths in Strength and Defense being offset by her excellent Skill and Speed growths. Nephenee has the potential to cap Skill, Speed and Resistance way before promotion, making her a good choice for spending Bonus Experience on.

Fire Emblem Awakening[]

SpotPass[]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Knight Map SpriteKnight
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
163617821181518+2144
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Defense +2Defense +2
IndoorBattleIndoor Fighter
Wrath (FE13)Wrath
LanceIconFE13Lance - CSteel Lance FE13 IconSteel Lance*

*Enemy only; joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Engage[]

Bond Ring[]

Hero from beyond Elyos and soldier of Crimea. To save her home, she joined the war as a volunteer soldier. She is a woman of few words but a strong love for her country.
Bond Ring Nephenee
FE17 C Rank Bond RingC Rank Spd +1
FE17 B Rank Bond RingB Rank Dex +1 Spd +1
World FE17 A Rank Bond RingA Rank Dex +1 Spd +1 Res +1
Micaiah Emblem Ring Dawn Maiden FE17 S Rank Bond RingS Rank Dex +1 Spd +2 Res +1

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Fierce Halberdier
A militia member from the Crimean countryside. Since she's quiet, people think she's shy, but... Appears in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.

Base Stats[]

Rarity:
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Nephenee SpriteTitle
Fierce Halberdier
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
34/37/41
6/7/8
28/31/34
8/9/10
32/35/38
7/8/9
31/34/37
4/5/6
17/20/23
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Slaying Lance+
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Lance Lance
Resplendent ✯✯✯✯✯
Resplendent Nephenee Heroes spriteTitle
Fierce Halberdier
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
19/20/21
36/39/43
8/9/10
30/33/36
10/11/12
34/37/40
9/10/11
33/36/39
6/7/8
19/22/25
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Slaying Lance+
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Lance Lance

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Slaying Lance---
Slaying Lance+-FEH Star Rarity 5-
Dauntless LanceSlaying Lance+-FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 5-
MoonbowNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH Speed +1 Speed +1--
FEH Atk Spd 1 Atk/Spd 1FEH Speed +1 Speed +1-
FEH Atk Spd 2 Atk/Spd 2FEH Atk Spd 1 Atk/Spd 1FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Wrath 1 Wrath 1--
FEH Wrath 2 Wrath 2FEH Wrath 1 Wrath 1-
FEH Wrath 3 Wrath 3FEH Wrath 2 Wrath 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance Options[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Fierce Halberdier Nephenee
Nepenee fierce halberdier pop01 Nephenee is a seemingly shy Hero of few words who comes from Ohma, a village in Crimea. But I assure you she's very eager to fight!
Nepenee fierce halberdier pop02 Nephenee joined a militia to help defend her countryside home against the invasion by Daein. Unfortunately, Crimea lost the war…and Nephenee found herself captured!
Nepenee fierce halberdier pop03 Fortunately, Ike and the Greil Mercenaries came to the rescue. Freed from captivity, Nephenee found her way to Elincia, the Crimean princess, and joined the fight to liberate her homeland!
Nepenee fierce halberdier pop04 Nephenee may not talk much, but she's passionate about her convictions. Still, I hope I can be friends with her and try to get her to open up a little!
Closely Associated Characters
Elincia The princess of Crimea, whose existence was concealed. Cares for her kingdom and people. Nephenee holds her in high regard.
Ike A kindhearted but stoic young man who has taken command of his father's mercenary band. He rescues Nephenee from captivity.

Sincere Dancer
A militia member from the Crimean countryside. Urges her allies onward with the dance steps she's been practicing. Appears in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Nephenee Sincere Dancer SpriteTitle
Sincere Dancer
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
14/15/16
33/37/40
8/9/10
32/35/38
7/8/9
33/36/39
4/5/6
21/24/28
2/3/4
21/25/28
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Fiddlestick Bow+
FEH skill support Dance
FEH Bow Bow

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Bow---
Steel Bow---
Fiddlestick Bow---
Fiddlestick Bow+-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill supportDance-FEH Star Rarity 5-
BFEH Earth Dance 1 Earth Dance 1--
FEH Caldera Dance 1 Caldera Dance 1FEH Earth Dance 1 Earth Dance 1-
FEH Caldera Dance 2 Caldera Dance 2FEH Caldera Dance 1 Caldera Dance 1FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Speed Tactic 1 Speed Tactic 1--
FEH Speed Tactic 2 Speed Tactic 2FEH Speed Tactic 1 Speed Tactic 1-
FEH Speed Tactic 3 Speed Tactic 3FEH Speed Tactic 2 Speed Tactic 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Sincere Dancer Nephenee
Nephenee sincere dancer pop01 Nephenee's from a small village in the countryside of Crimea. She's a brave volunteer soldier who took up arms to join the fight against Daein!
Nephenee sincere dancer pop02 People are normally used to seeing Nephenee fending off foes with her lance, wearing her distinctive armor, but this time she'll be showing off the dance she loved to perform at her village!
Nephenee sincere dancer pop03 That dress sure is cute! But as you can see, Nephenee's shy as ever…and can't bear to take off her helmet!
Nephenee sincere dancer pop04 I'm told that the bow she's carrying makes delightful sounds whenever she looses an arrow. Her charming, rustic dancing will bring a smile to everyone's faces for sure!
Closely Associated Characters
Ike A kindhearted but stoic young man who has taken command of his father's mercenary band. He rescued Nephenee from capture by the Daein army.

Quotes[]

Path of Radiance[]

Death Quotes[]

“The world... It grows... so...dark...”
—Nephenee's death quote in

Radiant Dawn[]

Death Quotes[]

“...It's darker than a prairie night... Why can't I...see...anything...?”
—Nephenee's death quote

Heroes[]

Nephenee/Heroes Quotes

Endings[]

Path of Radiance[]

"When I get back to the countryside, I'm gonna boast to all my family and friends that I fought under you."

Radiant Dawn[]

Relentless Halberdier (最強の村娘, Saikyō no mura musume, lit. The Strongest Country Girl)
Nephenee lived with her family in Melior. Time and again she raised her lance in defense of the realm.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 38 CYL Nephenee POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
7,916
50 CYL Nephenee RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
5,557
CYL2 70
↓32
CYL Nephenee POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
3,413
↓4,503
96
↓46
CYL Nephenee RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
2,581
↓2,976
CYL3 30
↑40
(From highest)
CYL Nephenee POR Portrait
Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn
7,995
↑2,001
(From combined)
CYL4 61
↓31
CYL Nephenee RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
2,913
↓5,082
CYL5 56
↑5
CYL Nephenee RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
1,855
↓1,058
CYL6 42
↑14
CYL Nephenee RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
2,137
↑282
CYL7 43
↓1
CYL Nephenee RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
1,567
↓570

CYL8 48
↓3
CYL Nephenee RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
1,548
↓19

Etymology[]

The origin of Nephenee's name is uncertain. It could derive from various South Slavic names like 'Nevena', which come from the word 'marigold'. In medieval Europe, poor Christian peasants offered marigolds to the Virgin Mary if they are unable to afford to offer more expensive gifts or tithes. This name could therefore be a reference to Nephenee possessing great virtue and valor, despite her humble socioeconomic background.

In Greek mythology, Nephele was a nymph created by Zeus out of the clouds. He did so in order to trick a mortal named Ixion for lusting after his wife Hera, and therefore created Nephele in her likeness. Ixion then proceeded to rape Nephele instead of Hera, giving Zeus the excuse to banish him to the depths of the underworld. The children from Ixion and Nephele's union were the centaurs.

In the Odyssey, 'Nepenthe' is a mythical drug that is supposedly able to cure grief by causing the user to forget his or her troubles. This drug is also briefly mentioned in the fourteenth stanza of Edgar Allen Poe's hauntingly morose poem "The Raven". In this part of the poem, the persona is observed to plead with the holy Seraphim to relieve his tormented soul from the agonizing grief he has suffered from the death of his implied lover (Lenore), requesting to be given a "quaff" of nepenthe to forget her.

Trivia[]

  • Nephenee shares her English voice actress in Heroes, Julie Ann Taylor, with Cordelia, Selena, Caeldori, and Flora in all their appearances, as well as Linde as she appears in Heroes and Warriors.
  • Nephenee's Path of Radiance incarnation came in 18th place for women in the Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends popularity poll, with 7,916 votes. Her Radiant Dawn incarnation came in 26th place for women, and had 5,557 votes.
  • Nephenee's Path of Radiance incarnation ranked 70th in Choose Your Legends 2 with 3413 votes and her Radiant Dawn version ranked 96th with 2581 votes. She ranked 5th among Tellius characters.
  • In the original Japanese scripts for Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, Nephenee's natural speech appears to be a unique variant of the Chūgoku dialect, most closely resembling those spoken in the Okayama and Hiroshima prefectures.[1]
  • According to her profile in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Memorial Book Tellius Recollection: The First Volume, her listed hobby is Training, and one of her talents is catching fish (by stabbing them with a lance). She finds Trust important, and likes Nature, while disliking War. Her approximate age is 19 in Path of Radiance, and 22 in Radiant Dawn.
  • In Awakening, Nephenee's Einherjar is a Knight class due to Soldier being a non-playable class in the game.

Gallery[]

See main article: Nephenee/Gallery.
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