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“Prince Marth, 'tis an honor. By your leave, though, I'll be savin' the curtsy-bobbin' for later. Quickly, sire!”
—Norne in Shadow Dragon.

Norne is a playable character exclusive to Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem. She is a volunteer from Altea that joins Marth's cause.

Profile[]

Background[]

Norne hails from a small village near Altea Castle, also close by to Sera village where Kris grew up. She used to see them when they would carry firewood over the mountain to Norne's village, where Kris gained awe for their deliveries at such a young age, and played with Norne and the other children.

One day, Norne became hopelessly lost in the forest and began to cry. Kris eventually came looking for her and comforted Norne, telling her of their aspiration to become a knight until adults came to rescue them. Kris told her of their aspiration to become a knight. This later inspired Norne to try and serve her country as well, which she would later do when presented with the opportunity.

War of Shadows[]

When Prince Marth escapes Altea Castle near her village, Norne decided it was her duty to fight for him. When Marth and his soldiers reach Draug, who has prepared a ship for them, Norne follows and is introduced to Marth. As an archer who possesses great skill with her bow, Norne volunteers to join Marth´s army when he is escaping from Altea, and she serves in Marth's army until the war's conclusion. After the war, she returns to her village to resume her peaceful life.

After the War of Shadows, however, Marth sends Norne as one of Princess Caeda's bodyguards to Talys as she announces her engagement to Marth. Rival clans revolt and attack the princess, sweeping Norne and Caeda into battle. They eventually emerge in time to protect Ogma, who was also attempting to rescue Caeda, from an attack by Navarre.

She reappears in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, joining alongside Frey.

Personality[]

Norne has a friendly, cheery, enthusiastic personality compared to other members of Marth's army, dressing in cheeky pink and speaking with an informal country accent. Norne was heavily influenced by the steadfast determination of Kris as a child, and is determined to serve her country, protect her Prince and complete his tasks. She developed an affection for Kris, and was motivated to join the Altean army to see them again. If Kris is male, it is suggested that these feelings may be romantic; however, the 20th Anniversary Book states that Norne has mutual romantic affection for Draug, although this is not seen in game.

Norne has no sense of direction; she got lost in the forest as a child, and whenever she appears on the battlefield she is lead by someone else (Draug in Shadow Dragon, Frey in New Mystery of the Emblems main story, and Caeda in the third DLC episode).

In-Game[]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[]

Recruitment[]

  • Clear the Prologue with 4 units or less surviving. This includes Marth, so another soldier besides the Decoy must be lost to recruit her.
  • This is not possible in the Hard Modes, as the Prologue is not included.

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FEDS Archer (F) Map Sprite.gifArcher
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
11640153605
WeaponStarting Items
Bow - DFE11ironbow.pngIron Bow

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 25% 0% 40% 55% 30% 20% 0%

Support Relationships[]

Supports

Supported by

Overall[]

As exclusive to being in only Normal Mode, Norne struggles to have a purpose, the problem is two fold: Bows in Normal Mode is rather unnecessary as you won't be in need of high accuracy chip damage from afar, and you can't apply that to any of the Hard Modes since she is locked to Normal Mode only. The next reason is that you need to have one person killed in the prologue, (excluding the person who must be sacrificed, which will likely be Gordin) which means you must either sacrifice one of the 3 cavaliers who are all clearly better than her, since her EXP rate will be slower than those other three cavaliers because she can't engage enemies on enemy phase. Otherwise, the player would have to sacrifice Jagen, who's better at base than Norne is ever likely to become. Overall, Norne is a sub par unit who struggles to give out any lasting impact to the team and in some cases; might even hurt the team since you need to kill one unit who is better than her.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[]

Recruitment[]

Joins automatically from turn 3 in Chapter 6: Nest of Vice.

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FEDS Archer (F) Map Sprite.gifArcher
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
52080696705
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Bow.pngBow - CFE11steelbow.pngSteel Bow
FE11vulnerary.pngVulnerary

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 35% 0% 50% 65% 50% 30% 0%

Support Relationships[]

Supports

Supported by

Fire Emblem Awakening[]

SpotPass[]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Archer (F) Map Sprite.gifArcher
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
724928+212+29815
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Skill +2.pngSkill +2
Speed+2.pngSpeed +2
BowIconFE13.pngBow - DIron Bow FE13 Icon.pngIron Bow*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

The Volunteer
A volunteer who took up arms in the struggle that consumed her homeland, Altea. She aided Marth's escape when Altea fell. Appears in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.

Base Stats[]

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Heroes Norne sprite.pngTitle
The Volunteer
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
35/38/41
6/7/8
25/28/31
8/9/10
29/32/35
5/6/7
24/27/30
3/4/5
20/23/26
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Steel BowFEH Bow.png Bow
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Norne sprite.pngTitle
The Volunteer
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
36/39/42
7/8/9
27/30/33
9/10/11
31/34/37
5/6/7
25/28/31
3/4/5
21/24/27
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Guard Bow
FEH skill support.png Reposition
FEH Bow.png Bow
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Norne sprite.pngTitle
The Volunteer
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
39/42/45
7/8/9
29/32/35
9/10/11
33/36/39
6/7/8
28/31/34
4/5/6
23/27/30
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Guard Bow+
FEH skill support.png Reposition
FEH Bow.png Bow


Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Bow---
Steel Bow---
Guard Bow---
Guard Bow+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill support.pngReposition-FEH Star Rarity 4.png-
AFEH Brazen Spd Def 1.png Brazen Spd/Def 1--
FEH Brazen Spd Def 2.png Brazen Spd/Def 2FEH Brazen Spd Def 1.png Brazen Spd/Def 1-
FEH Brazen Spd Def 3.png Brazen Spd/Def 3FEH Brazen Spd Def 2.png Brazen Spd/Def 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Spd Def Link 1.png Spd Def Link 1--
FEH Spd Def Link 2.png Spd Def Link 2FEH Spd Def Link 1.png Spd Def Link 1-
FEH Spd Def Link 3.png Spd Def Link 3FEH Spd Def Link 2.png Spd Def Link 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[]

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Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

-|Summer's Dream=

Seaside Volunteer
Volunteer soldier of Altea excited to be taking her first trip to the beach after having been summoned. Appears in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Norne Seaside Volunteer Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Seaside Volunteer
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
39/42/45
8/9/10
34/37/40
8/9/10
36/39/43
8/9/10
27/31/34
7/8/9
24/27/31
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Shellpoint Lance+
FEH skill support.png Reciprocal Aid
FEH Lance.png Lance

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Shellpoint Lance---
Shellpoint Lance+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill support.pngReciprocal Aid---
AFEH Spd Def Bond 1.png Spd Def Bond 1--
FEH Spd Def Bond 2.png Spd Def Bond 2FEH Spd Def Bond 1.png Spd Def Bond 1-
FEH Spd Def Bond 3.png Spd Def Bond 3FEH Spd Def Bond 2.png Spd Def Bond 2-
C25px Spur Speed 1--
25px Drove Spd 1FEH Spur Spd 1.png Spur Spd 1-
25px Drove Spd 225px Drove Spd 1FEH Star Rarity 5.png


Overall[]

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Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Epilogue[]

Shadow Dragon[]

The Volunteer
Her stint as a warrior over, Norne returned to her home in Altea and lived an unremarkable but happy life.

New Mystery of the Emblem[]

The Volunteer
Norne returned to her village, to live a peaceful, ordinary life undisturbed by war.

Quote[]

Death Quote[]

“Heh...Oops...unnh...”
—Norne's Death Quote in Shadow Dragon

Unused Conversation[]

“Apparently Ryan's wounds are going to heal soon. Isn't that nice?”
—Norne's unused conversation in Prologue VIII in New Mystery of the Emblem to Kris

Heroes[]

Norne/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Norne 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 403
Shadow Dragon
371
493
New Mystery of the Emblem
236
CYL2 492
Shadow Dragon
250
560
New Mystery of the Emblem
171
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 339
Shadow Dragon/New Mystery of the Emblem
524
CYL4 442
Shadow Dragon/New Mystery of the Emblem
173

CYL5 332
Shadow Dragon/New Mystery of the Emblem
189

Trivia[]

  • Norne is known to hail from a village near Altea Castle, and in Prologue IV, in the only village on the map, a villager gives Marth a Steel Bow that she says her granddaughter always used. When Norne appears alongside Draug, she is not far from this village. Along with the fact that the only other villages near Altea castle are Arran and Samson's, it is likely that Norne hails from this village and that the villager is her grandmother. Additionally, Norne has a D in bow mastery so she can immediately use the Steel Bow. In the Hard Modes, however, where Norne does not volunteer because there is no need as Marth has a healthy number of soldiers, the Steel Bow is in Gordin's inventory.
  • It is hinted in the Fire Emblem 20th Anniversary Encyclopedia that Norne and Draug have romantic feelings towards each other, even though it is never really expanded upon in-game, outside of Norne being introduced by Draug in Shadow Dragon. [1]
  • She has an unused conversation found in Prologue VIII that she was going to take Ryan's place when he's injured and she was going to appear in Prologue VIII as her first appearance instead of Chapter 6.[2]

Etymology[]

In Norse mythology, the Norn are various female beings who were said to control aspects of destiny and fate of both men and gods. In Icelandic, the word has come to more loosely mean "witch".

Gallery[]

See main article: Norne/Gallery.