“I love Crimea, but I'm happy here. I want to serve Ike as a member of the Greil Mercenaries.”
—Oscar talking to Kieran in a support conversation

Oscar is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is a former member of the Crimean Royal Knights 12th Regiment with Kieran, and is the older brother of Boyd and Rolf. In a support conversation he shares with Janaff in Path of Radiance, Oscar is revealed to be about 24 years old or so.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Formerly a member of the 12th Regiment of the Crimean Royal Knights, Oscar was Kieran's rival, but resigned in order to care for his brothers after his father's death. Despite the huge sacrifice he has made, however, he struggled to make ends meet, as he was unable to make enough money to support the growing needs of his brothers.

Taking pity on Oscar's plight, Greil later recruits the brothers into the Greil Mercenaries, providing them with both a stable job and a roof over their heads.

When Greil later passes on, Oscar steps in to back Ike up as the new leader of the company, providing him with the solace and support he needs in order to live up to his father's name.

Oscar will remain with Ike's forces until the Mad King Ashnard is defeated, whereupon he will continue to be an integral member of the Greil Mercenaries.

Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

Oscar returns in this game as a member of the Greil Mercenaries, where he is observed to play a major role in rescuing Lucia from her untimely fate. He, alongside the mercenaries, later proceeds to assist the Laguz Alliance in Laguz-Begnion War waged against Begnion.

In Chapter 3-1, Oscar can reunite with Rolf's biological mother when he visits a particular house in this chapter. Upon recognizing her, he will leave abruptly, ignoring her pleas for him to return.

Rolf's mother will then trespass into the encampment of the Laguz Alliance in the proceeding chapter, and is saved from being captured by Oscar and Boyd. Boyd promptly gets into a heated confrontation with her, revealing the fact that she had abandoned her entire family, including her own son, in order to elope with an external lover. While this is happening, Oscar tells her that he will attempt to get Rolf to meet her. He then tells her that he has not forgiven her and that he is only doing this because she is Rolf's mother. Rolf will refuse to do so almost immediately, asserting that the only true family that he has is that of the Greil Mercenaries. Touched by the strong words of his brother, Oscar has her leave the encampment.

Spared from the merciless judgment of Ashera, Oscar is a possible candidate to be brought into the Tower of Guidance.

When the game later reaches its conclusion, Oscar will enlist into the Crimean Army as a Royal Knight once again, but still does mercenary work on the sideline.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Oscar is characterized by a cheerful, calm, and polite disposition, and is rather tolerant to the antics of people around him. This may be observed through his relationship with Kieran, where Oscar either tries his best to ignore Kieran's passionate outbursts on the supposed rivalry that they share, or attempt to reason out some of his more exaggerated claims. In a support conversation Oscar shares with Kieran, for instance, Kieran proclaims that Oscar beat him "by the smallest of margins" in a certain horse race. When Oscar recalls the actual distance to be of "at least three lengths", he finds himself accused of being a "deceitful, lying, squinting coward".

Oscar is also renowned for being a good cook, and enjoys receiving feedback on his culinary skills. This may be observed in a support conversation he shares with Ike, where he readily agrees to prepare meals to satiate Ike's hunger.

Oscar appears to fear the Laguz race, specifically that of the Bird tribes. This may be observed through his support conversations with Janaff, where he has been shown to lose his composure when addressing Janaff, causing him to speak in a halting and hesitant tone. This has resulted in him being rather tactless, going so far as to mistake Janaff for being a "small kid", unintentionally enraging him in the process.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

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

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

  • Chapter 1: Automatically from the start.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Oscar Lance Knight Sprite.png Lance KnightFE9Earth.gif Earth
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
326616758010358
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE9 Lance.png Lance - CFE9IronLance.gif Iron Lance
FE9Vulnerary.gif Vulnerary

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 45% 20% 50% 45% 30% 35% 30%

Support Conversations[edit | edit source]

See also: Oscar/Supports

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE9masterseal.gif Master Seal) FE9 Oscar Paladin Sprite.png Paladin
1 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE9 Sword.png / FE9 Axe.png / FE9 Bow.png E*

*Depends on player's choice.

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.

Oscar combines good bases, solid growth rates in most key areas, great availability, a good weapon type, and all the utility offered by a mounted class all into one package. He can contribute from the moment he joins and will only get better from there. His only real weakness actually comes from how balanced his growth rates are. With some unlucky levels, it may become difficult for Oscar to keep up with your other units, especially early on when the enemies are still somewhat threatening. This isn’t a major issue, however, and won’t affect the majority of players.

When Oscar promotes into a Paladin, it is recommended to select Axes as his second weapon. It gives him access to powerful steel axe forges immediately, and also allows him to use a more powerful 1-2 option in hand axes. Oscar can also select bows, if you wish to utilize his triangle attack with his brothers, but since most people would not consider Rolf worth the effort, this is a gimmick more than anything else.

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 Oscar Lance Paladin Sprite.png Lance PaladinFE10Earth.png Earth
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
1238207222118171311369
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Canto.png CantoFE10 Lance.gif Lance - AFE10steellance.png Steel Lance
FE10shortspear.png Short Spear

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 35% 20% 65% 60% 55% 30% 20%

Biorhythm[edit | edit source]

RD Biorhythm A.jpg

Bond Support[edit | edit source]

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE10mastercrown.png Master Crown) FE10 Oscar Silver Knight Sprite.png Silver Knight
1 +4 +2 +4 +2 +2 +2 +4 +0 +0
Skills Weapon Levels
Sol.png Sol FE10 Bow.gif C

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.

Oscar is the easiest potential Silver Knight to train, as he can be Promoted as early as Chapters 3-8 and 3-9. However, Oscar has some key flaws that hold him back from his true potential. Lances tend to be geared towards fighting Sword Generals and Swordmasters, neither of which Oscar can effectively defeat in one round, either due to not having enough strength or speed. Meanwhile, Titania joins at the same time as Oscar, can promote earlier, and can deal with Horseback and Wyverns better than Oscar can. Thus, Oscar tends to fall in the shadows of Titania.

However, Oscar still has some merits. As a Silver Knight, Oscar's speed can give him better luck against armored units, and can inflict more damage upon them, especially with the threat of his new Sol skill. In addition, he can also attack the opponent while still staying off the frontlines if need be. His stats are still okay, meaning that he can still be used to a degree of success when trained correctly. One must watch out for his low defenses, though, as that can be his downfall, and he has trouble against axe users due to gaining bows, which don't turn the tides against axe wielding foes. Overall, while Oscar is not the most consistent unit, he is still a usable asset to one's team.

Compared to other trained gold and silver knights, Oscar is the most frail, with the second lowest defense growth and lowest resistance growth. His speed and skill dwarfs that of characters like Kieran, however. He has higher Speed and Luck than Geoffrey, but slightly lower HP, and much lower Strength and Resistance.

Oscar is a representation of the green cavalier in the classic Cain and Abel Archetype, and he excels in Speed, Skill, and Luck Growths.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Agile Horseman
A straightfoward but accommodating member of the Greil Mercenaries. Has good instincts. Appears in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity:

✯✯✯
Oscar Steel Lance.pngTitle
Agile Horseman
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
33/36/39
5/6/7
26/29/32
6/7/8
27/30/33
5/6/7
20/23/26
4/5/6
15/18/21
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Steel LanceFEH Lance.png Lance
✯✯✯✯
Oscar Sapphire Lance.pngTitle
Agile Horseman
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
34/37/40
6/7/8
28/31/34
7/8/9
29/32/35
5/6/7
21/24/27
4/5/6
16/19/22
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Sapphire Lance
FEH skill support.png Rally Speed
FEH Lance.png Lance
✯✯✯✯✯
Oscar Sapphire Lance.pngTitle
Agile Horseman
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
6/7/8
30/33/36
7/8/9
31/34/37
6/7/8
23/26/30
5/6/7
18/21/24
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Sapphire Lance+
FEH skill support.png Rally Speed
FEH Lance.png Lance

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Lance---
Steel Lance-FEH Star Rarity 3.png-
Sapphire LanceSteel LanceFEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Sapphire Lance+Sapphire LanceFEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
Loyal Greatlance-FEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngRally Speed-FEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Rally Speed/DefenseRally Speed-FEH Star Rarity 4.png
BFEH Lancebreaker 1.png Lancebreaker 1--
FEH Lancebreaker 2.png Lancebreaker 2FEH Lancebreaker 1.png Lancebreaker 1FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Lancebreaker 3.png Lancebreaker 3FEH Lancebreaker 2.png Lancebreaker 2FEH Star Rarity 4.png
CFEH Spur Def 1.png Spur Def 1-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Spur Spd Def 1.png Spur Spd/Def 1FEH Spur Def 1.png Spur Def 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Spur Spd Def 2.png Spur Spd/Def 2FEH Spur Spd Def 1.png Spur Spd/Def 1FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Quotes[edit | edit source]

“The enemy was better... it seems... Boyd... Ro...Rolf...”
—Oscar's death quote in Path of Radiance.
“These enemies... They're too powerful... Help me... Boyd... R-Rolf...”
—Oscar's death quote in Radiant Dawn.

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Oscar/Heroes Quotes

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Oscar's name is the Middle English form of the Anglo-Saxon 'Osgar', the roots of which come from the old English elements 'os' and 'gar', meaning god and spear respectively, leading to "god spear", that being relevant to his class.

Oscar's name also means "deer lover" and comes from the famous mythical warrior son of Níamh Chinn Óir and Oisín, who were themselves a goddess and famous warrior respectively in Irish Mythology. He was also the grandson of Fionn mac Cumhaill, who was also a warrior, and of Manannán mac Lir, the Irish sea god.

Epilogue[edit | edit source]

Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

"What a long road we've traveled! And yet, in many ways, it seemed to pass so quickly. I'm glad it's finally over."

A Support with Ike[edit | edit source]

“What a long road we’ve traveled! And yet, in many ways, it seemed to pass so quickly. I’m proud to have fought beside you, Ike.”

Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

  • Agile Horseman (柔の騎士 Yawara no kishi, lit. Soft Knight)

Oscar returned to the Royal Knights at Queen Elincia's request, but still took mercenary work on the side.

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Oscar/Gallery.
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