“You...pathetic idiot! And you dare show your face in front of me!?”
—Niime talking to Hugh

Niime is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. She is also known as the Hermit on the Mountain, and is mother to Canas as well as grandmother to Hugh. She previously had a romantic relationship with a very important member of the St. Elimine Church, Yoder.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Niime joins automatically at the start of Chapter 19A or 20B. She wished to travel with Roy to satiate her curiosity regarding dragons from the kingdom of Bern. Niime's knowledge is instrumental to defeat the dragons. She is in search of a dragonstone, that  she shows to Fae. It’s eventually revealed that Niime was planning to use the Power of the Stone for personal and unkown reasons. Though Fae’s sleepy-face made Niime give up her mysterious plan and instead focus her efforts on helping to save the world from the Maiden of darkness.

Niime has done much research on the dragons of the Scouring. She is very knowledgeable on the subject of ancient magic, and wrote at least one book on the subject. She is famous among magic users, with Pent reacting excitedly upon meeting her son and saying that every mage has heard of her. She knows advanced magic, and has the hability to change the weather by controling elements, as it’s seen when she manipulates the Ilia’s snowy weather.  

Niime also had a relationship with the Bishop Yoder when they are younger. For unkown reasons, their romance didn't work and Niime married and had children with someone else. They lost contact though the years, but met again when they both joined Roy's army. She was also known for being a beauty when she was young. After the war, she disappeared in the mountains of Ilia.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Niime is a sharp-tongued and sarcastic woman, obsessed with unraveling the mysteries of ancient magic. Through her study of dark magic, she believed dragons to be fearsome, demonic beings with tremendous power. However, through her supports with Fae, she is able to see that some of the old depictions of dragons that she has seen are not entirely true.

Niime attempts to get her grandson and her successor, Hugh, to learn about ancient Magic,  since all of her children followed her steps becoming dark mages. She is very harsh with her grandson and constantly expresses her disappointment on Hugh's choice of Anima magic, a talent Niime claims he inherited from his mother, but admits to care for him.

Meanwhile, in her support conversations with Raigh, she reacts coldly and severely to Raigh's disrespectful demands, but lectures him on dark magic by giving him an ancient book, which Raigh tries with extreme difficulty. With Sophia, Niime shows interest in her based on self-identification.

In Game[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE6 Female Druid Map Sprite.gif DruidGBAAnima.gif Anima
WeaponStarting Items
Dark.gif Dark - A
Staff.gif Staff - A

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
25% 15% 15% 15% 5% 15% 20%

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Niime/Supports

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.

Niime's main advantage over other mages is her fantastic base weapon ranks. It is very easy for her to reach an S rank for both Dark tomes and Staves. She can use Apocalypse to increase her magic, boosting her prowess in that area further. Her high magic makes her by far the best staff user in the game, having better range and power than any other staff user. This means she can heal high amounts of health from far away with Physic, can Warp and Rescue your units to and from far distances, and can status most enemies with a 100% guarantee from a safe distance better than anyone else. When it comes to combat, she can do decently well with Nosferatu or Apocalypse and her great magic base, but she will definitely need an Angelic Robe and a Body Ring so then she does not lose Speed from Flux or Nosferatu if she is to be used in combat consistently. Fortunately, her horrible stat growths don't influence her too much, considering her already good base stats. Her stats will be inferior to a well trained Sophia or Raigh Level 20/15+, but they take far more effort to reach that point than her, and her staff rank is something the other two will likely never achieve.

Ending[edit | edit source]

Niime - Hermit on the Mountain
"Niime returned to her secluded home in the mountains and continued her research. Although it is said that she solved many of the mysteries of the world, we can never know for sure because she didn't leave any written records of her work.​"

Quotes[edit | edit source]

“Heheh. My life wasn't too bad, now..”
—Niime's death quote in The Binding Blade.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Niime is a variation of Nimue, which is one of the several names for the Lady of the Lake, who gave King Arthur Excalibur and raised Lancelot. Other variants include 'Niniane' and 'Vivian'.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Niime landed 59th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • In the Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi manga, Niime is marked as a Sage instead of Druid.
  • She is mentioned in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade in a Support Conversation between Canas and Pent. Pent exclaims that "Every mage knows of Niime the Hermit", indicating her fame among magic users, and quickly rushes to tell his wife Louise that he has met the son of Niime.
  • In the character poll for Fire Emblem Heroes, Niime was originally credited as "Nimue", her Japanese name.
  • Niime could be related to Nino, thus being related to Raigh and Lugh. In Blazing Blade, Canas mentions his wife had a sister that was killed about the same time as Nino's mother, meaning it's possible for Canas to be an uncle to Nino. This means Niime could be the mother-in-law to Raigh's and Lugh's great aunt.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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