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Pegasus

A pegasus from Tellius

“Ah, the pegasus, the proud, winged horse. You know, they only attach to someone they accept as their master. And did you know that pegasi fly by kicking the air, not by flapping their wings? It's a common misconception, but wings are mainly used for gliding.”
Lute to Vanessa

The Pegasus (ペガサス) are winged mounts in Fire Emblem games. They're very similar to their real world mythology, although they generally only accept females as riders; similar to the old myth of a unicorn almost always only accepting a pure-hearted maiden as its rider, due to their disdain of men. They seem to able of living for many years because Elincia's pegasus belonged to her great-grandmother and still looks young, can goes into battles and it can carry Elincia. In Fire Emblem Awakening there are black pegasi which are ridden by the Dark Flier class.

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, Pegasi are said to be the sacred beasts known only to inhabit the forests of Saria.

In the Japanese version of Fire Emblem Fates, the C-rank support between Selena and Subaki on the third path reveals the Pegasi shown in Hoshido are actually Tenma (天馬 lit. Sky Horse), a species of horse that are similar in appearance to Pegasi, but they don't hate male riders, and the people of Hoshido called Pegasus a holy beast, the difference is a commonly known fact on the continent the game takes place in. Also, Tenma are rather picky when it come to their riders, are generally unwilling to anyone rider them, if their hearts are filled with hatred, as Hinoka stated in her C-Support with Subaki and her S-Support with a Male Avatar.

Habitat

Pegasi seem to live in cold climate areas such as Ilia and Silesse.

Names of Pegasi

Pegasi-mounted Classes

Trivia

  • When a Pegasus Knight promotes to a Falcon Knight, their pegasus seemingly grows a horn, becoming a winged unicorn, except in Fates, in when a Falcon Knight's mount just wear are horned headpiece, mostly due to the fact that Tenma are a different when compared to the Pegasi.
  • Male enemy units have been seen riding Pegasi in the third game.
  • Karin in Thracia 776 says pegasi allowing males to ride them is very rare; either indicating there are exceptions, or referring to the rescue mechanic. 

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