“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 (Nephenie in the French version) 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[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

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 game reaches its conclusion before returning to her home in the countryside, where she lives a peaceful life for several years.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

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 and her new friend Heather, 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[edit | edit source]

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 essentially no judgments based on backgrounds whatsoever, hears her accent in an Info 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, she 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, she 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[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

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

Support Conversations[edit | edit source]

See also: Nephenee/Supports

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

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

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

Overall[edit | edit source]

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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 terrible and Calill, who joins much later than her.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

Availability[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Nephenee Halberdier Sprite.pngHalberdierFE10Wind.png Wind
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
13215619201215147127
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Wrath.png Wrath
Critical 5.png Critical +5
Shove.png Shove
FE10 Lance.gif Lance - BSteelgreatlance.png Steel Greatlance
FE10vulnerary.png Vulnerary

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

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

Biorhythm[edit | edit source]

RD Biorhythm C.jpg

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

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

* Only if Lance Mastery Level is at B.

Overall[edit | edit source]

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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.

Nephenee is relatively easy to train in this game, owing to her high availability, starting from Part 2. She has the potential to grow into a powerful unit, with her average 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[edit | edit source]

SpotPass[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Knight Map Sprite.gifKnight
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
163617821181518+2144
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Defense +2.pngDefense +2
IndoorBattle.pngIndoor Fighter
Wrath (FE13).pngWrath
LanceIconFE13.pngLance - CSteel Lance FE13 Icon.pngSteel Lance*

*Enemy only; joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Nephenee Sprite.pngTitle
Fierce Halberdier
Group
Heroes Infantry.png 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.png Slaying Lance+
FEH skill special.png New Moon
FEH Lance.png Lance

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Slaying Lance---
Slaying Lance+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
Dauntless LanceSlaying Lance+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
MoonbowNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
AFEH Speed +1.png Speed +1--
FEH Atk Spd 1.png Atk/Spd 1FEH Speed +1.png Speed +1-
FEH Atk Spd 2.png Atk/Spd 2FEH Atk Spd 1.png Atk/Spd 1FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Wrath 1.png Wrath 1--
FEH Wrath 2.png Wrath 2FEH Wrath 1.png Wrath 1-
FEH Wrath 3.png Wrath 3FEH Wrath 2.png Wrath 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

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[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Nephenee Sincere Dancer Sprite.pngTitle
Sincere Dancer
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40





SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Fiddlestick Bow+
FEH skill support.png Dance
FEH Bow.png Bow

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Bow---
Steel Bow---
Fiddlestick Bow---
Fiddlestick Bow+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill support.pngDance-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
BFEH Earth Dance 1.png Earth Dance 1--
FEH Caldera Dance 1.png Caldera Dance 1FEH Earth Dance 1.png Earth Dance 1-
FEH Caldera Dance 2.png Caldera Dance 2FEH Caldera Dance 1.png Caldera Dance 1FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Speed Tactic 1.png Speed Tactic 1--
FEH Speed Tactic 2.png Speed Tactic 2FEH Speed Tactic 1.png Speed Tactic 1-
FEH Speed Tactic 3.png Speed Tactic 3FEH Speed Tactic 2.png Speed Tactic 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Death Quotes[edit | edit source]

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

Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

Death Quotes[edit | edit source]

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

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Nephenee/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

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

Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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 woman 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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 is depicted as a form of Kansai dialect.
  • 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[edit | edit source]

See main article: Nephenee/Gallery.
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