“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[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Norne has 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[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

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

Support Relationships[edit | edit source]


Supported by

Overall[edit | edit source]

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 objectively better than her, or sacrifice Jagen which is just silly since Norne's EXP rate will be slower than those other three cavaliers since she cannot do enemy phase whatsoever. 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[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

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

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

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

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

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

Support Relationships[edit | edit source]


Supported by

Fire Emblem Awakening[edit | edit source]

SpotPass[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Archer (F) Map Sprite.gifArcher
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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Norne sprite.pngTitle
The Volunteer
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
FEH skill offense.png Guard Bow+
FEH skill support.png Reposition
FEH Bow.png Bow

Skills[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Epilogue[edit | edit source]

Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Quote[edit | edit source]

Death Quote[edit | edit source]

—Norne's Death Quote in Shadow Dragon

Unused Conversation[edit | edit source]

“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[edit | edit source]

Norne/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

Norne is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

See main article: Norne/Gallery.
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