For the similarly named Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn character, see Rafiel.

“I've had to provide for my little sis ever since our parents died. If I wanna do that, I gotta get strong so I can become a knight!”
—Raphael

Raphael is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a student at the Officers Academy who hails from the Leicester Alliance and is part of the Golden Deer. He is 17 years old at the start of the game.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Raphael is the son of a Leicester merchant family but was orphaned after a monster attack killed his parents in 1177. Two years later, he sold his family estate, closed their merchant business, and resolved to become a knight.


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It is revealed through Raphael's support conversations with Ignatz that Raphael's parents were killed because they took on a job in the stead of Ignatz's family. Despite this, Raphael wishes to remain friends with Ignatz as he has always been, indicating that what happened is about their parents rather than the two of them.

During the paralogue Death Toll, Raphael and Ignatz learn that Raphael's parents did not die in an "accident" but rather were collateral damage in a plot hatched by Lorenz's father, Count Gloucester, to kill the previous Duke Riegan. However, Raphael again insists that it is in the past and between their parents, having nothing to do with Lorenz or Ignatz.

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Academy Phase[edit | edit source]

Raphael enrolls in Garreg Mach Monastery Officers Academy in Imperial Year 1180 and joins the Golden Deer.

War Phase[edit | edit source]

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Should Raphael be recruited but has been defeated in Classic Mode during the Academy Phase, he is knighted but falls in battle at some point before the promised reunion five years later.

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Azure Moon[edit | edit source]

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If recruited to the Blue Lions, he will become a restaurateur and wandering knight in search of employment. Eventually, he will return to Garreg Mach to assist the Kingdom Army in fighting the Empire in Imperial Year 1185.

If he is not recruited, he will become an enemy unit at the Battle of Gronder Field. Should he be killed, he asks Claude to take care of his sister and the Alliance, with Claude mourning his death.

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Verdant Wind[edit | edit source]

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Fufilling the promise that the class made five years prior, Raphael meets with the rest of the class at Garreg Mach, clearing the bandits out of the monastery. He vows to fight the empire alongside Claude, Byleth, and the rest of his class, in order to keep the war away from his family.

Raphael, Ignatz, and Cyril are the first to notice how low provisions are at the monastery as the war goes on, due in part to Raphael's large appetite. Luckily, they received word of Judith coming to provide relief at Ailell.

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Crimson Flower[edit | edit source]

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If recruited to the Black Eagles, in Imperial Year 1181, after graduation Raphael becomes a restaurateur and wandering knight in search of employment. He finds employment with the Black Eagle Strike Force at Garreg Mach in Imperial Year 1185. Being a commoner, he states that despite living in the Alliance, he doesn't mind whoever he fights as long as Maya is safe.

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Personality[edit | edit source]

Friendly, optimistic, and straightforward, Raphael is a simple man who lives life day-by-day in a casual, easygoing manner. Despite the tragedy of his parents' death, he has maintained his cheerful demeanor. His main aspirations are to become a knight and will do anything to become one. As a result, he is highly impressionable to people who claim that simple matters will lead him to knighthood, such as improving his manners because Ingrid mentioned that knights must be clean and tidy.

He is not the most academically gifted of his classmates, but shows up for class, if only out of obligation as a student. Rather, Raphael would prefer spend his time training himself to become stronger. He takes great pride in his physique and enjoys sparring and weight training with others. To compensate, he has a voracious appetite and is known to carry mountains of food for him to bulk up. While he is perfectly content with eating the recommended grains and vegetables, he adores meat.

He has a close relationship with his younger sister whom he often corresponds with and is his last remaining family. He is particularly doting on her, collecting and making trinkets for her, even willing to run across Fódlan just to get her something she may like.

Raphael's kindness seems to even surpass his love for food, as he'll refuse to accept Ignatz's leftovers, since he'll get all dizzy if he doesn't eat enough.

Due to being a commoner, Raphael doesn't understand why Crests are important to society, though he doesn't care as he believes that training is more important.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassCrest
FE16 Commoner Raphael Icon.gifCommoner-
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
130113566714
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
-Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl.pngFading BlowCatnap.pngGoody Basket
Axe Prowess Lv 1.pngAxe Prowess Lv 1
Brawling Prowess Lv 1 FE16.pngBrawling Prowess Lv 1
FE16 Brawl Weapon Icon.pngIron Gauntlets
FE16 Potion Icon.pngVulnerary
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E+ E D E E E D E E
Start
Strong
Weak
Strong
Weak
Strong
Weak

As a Mission Assistant[edit | edit source]

Death Toll[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassCrest
FE16 Brawler Raphael Icon.gifBrawler-
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
17462161414121609+1
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
--Catnap.pngGoody Basket
Unarmed Combat FE16.pngUnarmed Combat
FE16 Brawl Weapon Icon.pngSteel Gauntlets
FE16 Potion Icon.pngVulnerary
FE16 Brawl Weapon Icon.pngUnarmed*
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E C E E E - - -
Start

Starting ClassCrest
FE16 Brawler Raphael Icon.gifBrawler-
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
18472261514121609+1
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
--Catnap.pngGoody Basket
Unarmed Combat FE16.pngUnarmed Combat
FE16 Brawl Weapon Icon.pngSteel Gauntlets
FE16 Potion Icon.pngVulnerary
FE16 Brawl Weapon Icon.pngUnarmed*
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E C E E E - - -
Start

Starting ClassCrest
FE16 Brawler Raphael Icon.gifBrawler-
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
255730621201821015+1
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
--Catnap.pngGoody Basket
Unarmed Combat FE16.pngUnarmed Combat
FE16 Brawl Weapon Icon.pngSilver Gauntlets
FE16 Potion Icon.pngVulnerary
FE16 Brawl Weapon Icon.pngUnarmed*
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E B E E E - - -
Start

As an Enemy[edit | edit source]

Battle of the Eagle and Lion[edit | edit source]

Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E C E E E - - -
Start

To War at Gronder[edit | edit source]

Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E A E E B - - -
Start

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
65% 50% 15% 35% 15% 35% 45% 10% 25%

Maximum Stats[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
114 73 31 48 33 49 63 36 51

Learnt Magic[edit | edit source]

Skill Level Reason Faith
D Fire Heal
D+ - Nosferatu
C Bolganone Recover
C+ - -
B - -
B+ - -
A - -
A+ - -

Learnt Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Learned at Notes
Sword Prowess Lv 1.png Sword Prowess Lv 1 FE16 sword icon.png E+ -
Sword Prowess Lv 2.png Sword Prowess Lv 2 FE16 sword icon.png D+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 1
Sword Prowess Lv 3.png Sword Prowess Lv 3 FE16 sword icon.png C+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 2
Sword Prowess Lv 4.png Sword Prowess Lv 4 FE16 sword icon.png B+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 3
Sword Prowess Lv 5.png Sword Prowess Lv 5 FE16 sword icon.png A+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Sword.png Wrath Strike FE16 sword icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Sword.png Grounder FE16 sword icon.png C -
Axebreaker FE16.png Axebreaker FE16 sword icon.png B -
Sword Crit +10 FE16.png Sword Crit +10 FE16 sword icon.png S -
Swordfaire FE16.png Swordfaire FE16 sword icon.png S+ -
Lance Prowess Lv 1.png Lance Prowess Lv 1 FE16 lance icon.png E+ -
Lance Prowess Lv 2.png Lance Prowess Lv 2 FE16 lance icon.png D+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 1
Lance Prowess Lv 3.png Lance Prowess Lv 3 FE16 lance icon.png C+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 2
Lance Prowess Lv 4.png Lance Prowess Lv 4 FE16 lance icon.png B+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 3
Lance Prowess Lv 5.png Lance Prowess Lv 5 FE16 lance icon.png A+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Tempest Lance FE16 lance icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Knightkneeler FE16 lance icon.png C -
Swordbreaker FE16.png Swordbreaker FE16 lance icon.png B -
Lance Crit +10 FE16.png Lance Crit +10 FE16 lance icon.png S -
Lancefaire FE16.png Lancefaire FE16 lance icon.png S+ -
Axe Prowess Lv 1.png Axe Prowess Lv 1 Innate -
Axe Prowess Lv 2.png Axe Prowess Lv 2 FE16 axe icon.png D+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 1
Axe Prowess Lv 3.png Axe Prowess Lv 3 FE16 axe icon.png C+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 2
Axe Prowess Lv 4.png Axe Prowess Lv 4 FE16 axe icon.png B+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 3
Axe Prowess Lv 5.png Axe Prowess Lv 5 FE16 axe icon.png A+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.png Smash FE16 axe icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.png Helm Splitter FE16 axe icon.png C -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.png Wild Abandon FE16 axe icon.png C+ -
Lancebreaker FE16.png Lancebreaker FE16 axe icon.png B -
Axe Crit +10 FE16.png Axe Crit +10 FE16 axe icon.png S -
Axefaire FE16.png Axefaire FE16 axe icon.png S+ -
Bow Prowess Lv 1 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 1 FE16 bow icon.png E+ -
Bow Prowess Lv 2 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 2 FE16 bow icon.png D+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 1
Bow Prowess Lv 3 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 3 FE16 bow icon.png C+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 2
Bow Prowess Lv 4 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 4 FE16 bow icon.png B+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 3
Bow Prowess Lv 5.png Bow Prowess Lv 5 FE16 bow icon.png A+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Bow.png Curved Shot FE16 bow icon.png D -
Close Counter FE16.png Close Counter FE16 bow icon.png C -
Bow Crit +10 FE16.png Bow Crit +10 FE16 bow icon.png S -
Bowfaire FE16.png Bowfaire FE16 bow icon.png S+ -
Brawling Prowess Lv 1 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 1 Innate -
Brawling Prowess Lv 2 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 2 FE16 brawl icon.png D+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 1
Brawling Prowess Lv 3 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 3 FE16 brawl icon.png C+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 2
Brawling Prowess Lv 4 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 4 FE16 brawl icon.png B+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 3
Brawling Prowess Lv 5 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 5 FE16 brawl icon.png A+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl.png Fading Blow Innate -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl.png Rushing Blow FE16 brawl icon.png C -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl.png Monster Crusher FE16 brawl icon.png C+ -
Combat Art Icon FE16 Special.png Healing Focus FE16 brawl icon.png B -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl.png Draining Blow FE16 brawl icon.png A -
Brawl Crit +10 FE16.png Brawl Crit +10 FE16 brawl icon.png S -
Fistfaire FE16.png Fistfaire FE16 brawl icon.png S+ -
Reason Lv 1 FE16.png Reason Lv 1 FE16 reason icon.png E+ -
Reason Lv 2 FE16.png Reason Lv 2 FE16 reason icon.png D+ -
Reason Lv 3 FE16.png Reason Lv 3 FE16 reason icon.png C+ Replaces Reason Lv 2
Reason Lv 4 FE16.png Reason Lv 4 FE16 reason icon.png B+ Replaces Reason Lv 3
Reason Lv 5 FE16.png Reason Lv 5 FE16 reason icon.png A+ Replaces Reason Lv 4
Black Magic Range +1 FE16.png Black Magic Range +1 FE16 reason icon.png S -
Black Tomefaire FE16.png Black Tomefaire FE16 reason icon.png S+ -
Faith Lv 1.png Faith Lv 1 FE16 faith icon.png E+ -
Faith Lv 2.png Faith Lv 2 FE16 faith icon.png D+ Replaces Faith Lv 1
Faith Lv 3.png Faith Lv 3 FE16 faith icon.png C+ Replaces Faith Lv 2
Faith Lv 4.png Faith Lv 4 FE16 faith icon.png B+ Replaces Faith Lv 3
Faith Lv 5.png Faith Lv 5 FE16 faith icon.png A+ Replaces Faith Lv 4
White Magic Range +1 FE16.png White Magic Range +1 FE16 faith icon.png S -
White Tomefaire FE16.png White Tomefaire FE16 faith icon.png S+ -
Authority Lv 1.png Authority Lv 1 FE16 authority icon.png E+ -
Authority Lv 2.png Authority Lv 2 FE16 authority icon.png D+ Replaces Authority Lv 1
Authority Lv 3.png Authority Lv 3 FE16 authority icon.png C+ Replaces Authority Lv 2
Authority Lv 4.png Authority Lv 4 FE16 authority icon.png B+ Replaces Authority Lv 3
Authority Lv 5.png Authority Lv 5 FE16 authority icon.png A+ Replaces Authority Lv 4
Rally Strength FE16.png Rally Strength FE16 authority icon.png D -
Battalion Wrath FE16.png Battalion Wrath FE16 authority icon.png C -
Defensive Tactics FE16.png Defensive Tactics FE16 authority icon.png B -
Offensive Tactics FE16.png Offensive Tactics FE16 authority icon.png S+ -
Weight -3 FE16.png Weight -3 FE16 heavy armor icon.png C -
Combat Art Icon FE16 Special.png Smite FE16 heavy armor icon.png B -
Weight -5 FE16.png Weight -5 FE16 heavy armor icon.png A Replaces Weight -3
Armored Effect Null FE16.png Armored Effect Null FE16 heavy armor icon.png S+ -
Dexterity +4 FE16.png Dexterity +4 FE16 riding icon.png C -
Movement +1 FE16.png Movement +1 FE16 riding icon.png A+ -
Cavalry Effect Null FE16.png Cavalry Effect Null FE16 riding icon.png S+ -
Alert Stance FE16.png Alert Stance FE16 flying icon.png B -
Alert Stance+ FE16.png Alert Stance+ FE16 flying icon.png A+ Replaces Alert Stance
Flying Effect Null FE16.png Flying Effect Null FE16 flying icon.png S+ -

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Raphael will automatically be recruited if Byleth chooses to teach the Golden Deer house in Chapter 1. If Byleth chose to teach any other house, Raphael can transfer to their class if Byleth has a high enough Strength stat and a high enough Heavy Armor proficiency. The player can decrease the required threshold if the player has a support rank with him, and upon reaching a B+ rank he may ask to join your class on a free weekday (even if the Strength stat or Heavy Armor rank is not high enough).

Support Rank Strength Heavy Armor
None 20 C
C 16 C
C+ 12 D+
B 8 D+
B+ 4 E+
A Any Any

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Raphael is a straightforward character, primarily serving as a frontline physical tank, boasting high Strength, Defense, and HP. The former is important as even high Defense enemies can take significant damage from him as he hits incredibly hard as the game progresses. While his Speed is lacking to be as overly aggressive as Caspar, this is mostly remedied by most Brawl weapons allowing him to launch double attacks when initiating combat. His Luck stat is not the most solid, but if he is able to gain enough, his personal skill Goody Basket gives him a means of self-regeneration. Speed does open the door for other enemies to double attack him, but it is mainly a problem against Mages who can easily tear through his near non-existing Resistance stat and growth. He also lacks a Crest, leaving him with very little specialization aside.

Despite this, Raphael is best suited for the Brawler, Fighter, and Armor Knight lines due to having an affinity for the Brawl, Axe, and Heavy Unit subjects. The latter is an excellent option for Raphael to further push his physical bulk and, with Gilbert and Dedue locked to the Azure Moon route, is the most natural fit for the class out of the recruitable roster. Because of these classes, he draws an incredible battling niche from the Grappler, Warrior, Fortress Knight, and War Master classes. All of these classes focus on a nice mix of offense and defense, including Death Blow and Armored Blow for added stats when he initiates combat from the Fighter and Armor Knight classes, Wrath for increased critical hit rates when he has reached the damage threshold as a Warrior, can fight through Unarmed Combat and use the exclusive Fierce Iron Fist as a Brawler and Grappler respectively, conserving weapon uses and giving him a powerful three attacking combat art. The War Master provides perhaps his most useful skill, Quick Riposte giving him a much-needed follow-up attack during the enemy's turn. Unfortunately, his weakness in Riding makes the Great Knight promotion difficult to acquire. Keeping him as a War Master is usually better than trying to make him a Great Knight in any event, given that it provides Fistfaire and a 20% critical hit bonus. Additionally, while as a Warrior, Grappler or War Master, Raphael's health growth will be increased to 105%, so he will always gain at least 1 extra maximum HP per level (and sometimes he'll even get +2), further adding to his tankiness and ensuring he doesn't end up as an EXP sponge. Extra HP helps Raphael in a lot of ways beyond just toughness, allowing him to retain Quick Riposte more easily and improving the effectiveness of Healing Focus, among other benefits.

Raphael can be used for generalized physical classes regardless, though none particularly shore up his shortcomings in a significant way. One could theoretically at least put him through the Priest line if wanting to acquire Renewal as a better, more consistent health regeneration. Though he is neutral for Faith, his magic growth will make it difficult to train unless focused as his weekly goals or if a significant amount of time is available to raise it through Auxiliary battles. In any event, Renewal isn't largely needed if Raphael makes use of the Healing Focus Combat Art, which lets him restore half of his maximum HP as an action, though it can make for a suitable alternative. Acquiring Bishop, however, will help by raising Raphael's Resistance to a reasonable minimum, usually greater than he can reach naturally due to his terrible Resistance growth.

Overall, Raphael is a physical powerhouse that can take large amounts of punishment and dish out just as much. While it might take some time to see results, giving him skills such as Quick Riposte and Fistfaire will turn him into an absolute beast in battle. Just keep him away from mages (or ensure they don't get a chance to attack him) and he should be able to take down just about anything.

Gift List[edit | edit source]

Gift Name Type of Gift Description Rank
Tasty Baked Treat Favorite A baked confection made by mixing fruit into dough. Appreciated by those with a sweet tooth.
Smoked Meat Favorite Meat prepared in the monastery’s smoker. The type of meat is unclear, but a meat lover would appreciate it.
Owl Feather Favorite A feather from a messenger owl that can be used in a variety of ways. Appreciated by everyone. ★★★
Training Weight Favorite A weight that you can strap to your back to build muscle. Appreciated by those who enjoy weight training. ★★★
Blue Cheese Favorite A pungent cheese with a very distinctive taste. Appreciated by lovers of food and drink. ★★★★
Arithmetic Textbook Dislike A textbook for studying arithmetic with everyday examples of its use. Appreciated by those who enjoy studying. ★★★
Book of Crest Designs Dislike A book containing the designs of 21 identified Crests. Appreciated by those who enjoy studying Crests. ★★★★

Lost Items[edit | edit source]

Lost Item Description
Wooden Button A button that seems to have popped off a man’s shirt. It probably belongs to someone with a large physique.
Burlap Sack of Rocks A heavy sack filled to the brim with rocks. It probably belongs to someone who likes training their muscles.
Big Spoon A spoon big enough to ladle out a person’s entire portion with one scoop. It probably belongs to a big eater.

Tea Party Conversations[edit | edit source]

See also: Raphael/Tea Party

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Raphael/Supports

Quotes[edit | edit source]

See also: Raphael/Quotes

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

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Raphael - Beast of Leicester

"Raphael returned to his hometown to serve his liege lord as a knight. After years of loyal service, he resigned his duty to devote his attention to the inn that his grandfather and sister had opened during his time away. Eventually he became the inn's proprietor and developed a reputation for astonishingly good cooking."

Raphael and Byleth (Verdant Wind / Silver Snow)

"Byleth announced her marriage to Raphael shortly after becoming leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan. As a knight in the new order of royal guards, Raphael helped to restore order and stability to the nation during its fragile rebuilding period. It is said that the kindness and undying support of the queen and her husband helped to put the minds of the people at ease. The couple was long remembered, even after they stepped back from the public eye, thanks to portraits painted by the court's renowned artist: Raphael's sister, Maya."

Raphael and Byleth (Crimson Flower)

"Byleth and Raphael celebrated their marriage with a small but lively wedding. Almost Immediately afterward, the battle with those who slither in the dark began in earnest, and Rapheal devoted himself wholly to his wife's protection until the chaos of war was finally quelled. It is said the great affection between the two was viewed by many as a symbol of the new era of peace that followed. They were long remembered, even after they stepped back from the public eye, thanks to portraits painted by Rapheal's sister, Maya."

Raphael and Byleth (Azure Moon)

"Byleth announced her marriage to Raphael shortly after being named archbishop of the Church of Seiros. As the archbishop's spouse and a member of the reformed Knights of Seiros, Raphael helped to ease the suffering and damage caused by the war. It is said that the great affection between the archbishop and her husband never failed to put the minds of the people at ease. The couple was long remembered, even after they stepped back from the public eye, thanks to portraits painted by a renowned artist: Raphael's sister, Maya."

Raphael and Bernadetta

"When Bernadetta first inherited control of House Varley, she hid away and would not involve herself in political or administrative affairs. During this time, it was Raphael who came to her aid, encouraging her to work through her fear of people. The training period was difficult-"humiliating," according to the journals Bernadetta left behind-but in the end, it had its desired effect. The leader of House Varely became an outgoing and authoritative individual, taking part in public policy. She even took on a very muscular husband."

Raphael and Ingrid (Azure Moon)

"Raphael returned to his home town to serve his liege lord as a knight, and spent his spare time helping out at the inn that his grandfather and sister had opened during his time away. One day, Ingrid, who had abandoned her claim to House Galatea to serve as a knight to the royal family, arrived to persuade Raphael to join her. It did not take much convincing. From that day forward, they served together as partners, fighting together side by side to make their mark on the history of Faerghus."

Raphael and Ingrid (Other routes)

"When Galatea territory was seized, Ingrid argued strongly for the preservation of its borders. Her request was granted, and she was appointed to rule. Soon after, Raphael traveled there to pledge his service to Ingrid. He initially signed on as a knight, but quickly discovered that his services were even more desperately needed by the land's farmers, and instead focused his efforts on helping Galatea improve its agriculture. Seeing him work side by side with the commonfolk, Ingrid became enamored with Raphael's character, and eventually asked for his hand in marriage. They held a modest but lively wedding, and the people happily gave their blessing to the union."

Raphael and Ignatz

"Raphael returned to his hometown, where he served his liege lord as a knight, and spent his spare time helping out at the inn that his family had opened during his time away. He was compelled to give up knighthood and manage the inn full-time, however, when his sister Maya suddenly declared her ambition to become an artist and vanished. Years later, when she finally returned, she did so in the company of another artists: her husband, Ignatz. With cheerful support from Raphael's family, Ignatz and his wife rose to prominence and, with their unique style, set the artistic paradigm in Fódlan for a generation."

Raphael and Lysithea

"Raphael returned to his hometown to serve his liege lord as a knight, and spent his spare time helping out at the inn that his family had opened during his time away. Due to his grandfather's age, he was compelled before long to give up knighthood and manage the inn full-time. Soon after that, the inn began to be frequented by Lysithea and her family, who has renounced all claim to nobility and begun a life as commoners. Lysithea found a kindred spirit in Raphael's sister, Maya, and before long, found herself helping around the place too. Eventually she was put in charge of the kitchen, where it is said she spend the rest of her days happily baking."

Raphael and Marianne

"Raphael returned to his hometown, where he served his liege lord as a knight for a time. Later, he gave it up to pursue his true passion of food by opening up an inn. He got the idea to install a bird feeder outside the place, calling it The Winged Inn & Tavern, and before long, the site began to attract the prettiest birds in the region. Soon after that, Marianne made her first visit, and she and Raphael enjoyed a happy reunion. Seeing her gift in talking to the birds, he invited her to stay. Marianne eventually became known as the woman whose talent for handling animals helped an inn to flourish."

Raphael and Hilda

"Raphael returned to his hometown, where he served his liege lord as a knight for a time. Later, he gave it up to help manage the inn that his family had opened up during his time away. One day, to the great joy of Raphael's sister, Maya, Hilda came to visit. Maya had always treasured the necklace Hilda had made for her. Moved by this, Hilda gave Maya a new gift of a hair hand, which inspired Maya to suggest that Raphael convert the inn into an accessory shop. Hilda decided to stay and help out, and eventually became the shop's proprietor and chief artisan. She moved in with Raphael, and the two spent their lives happily dealing in fashionable accessories."

Raphael and Leonie

"Leonie took over the mercenary company formerly led by Jeralt. She ran out of money constantly, however, due to sending all of her earnings back to her village, and so developed a reputation for unpaid tavern tabs. When she came upon the inn that Raphael had been helping to run with his family, she was overjoyed to finally find a place that would trust her enough to open a new tab. In her years frequenting the establishment, she accrued such a massive debt to Raphael that the only way to pay him off was to work for him. By the time the debt was finally paid, she had moved in with him. They lived together happily for the rest of their days."

Raphael and Flayn

"Raphael returned to his hometown, where he served his liege lord as a knight for a time. Later, he gave it up to help manage the inn that his family had opened up during his time away. Away from the battlefield and able to eat as much as he pleased, he eventually began to grow soft. It was around that time that Flayn, who had also neglected her training, came to visit. The two helped motivate one another, and together they embarked on a new exercise routine. Thereafter, it is said that their energetic shouts and cries of exertion could be heard throughout the village at any time of day."

Raphael and Shamir

"Shortly after the war, Shamir gave up the mercenary life and disappeared. Raphael searched for her unsuccessfully for a time, but then gave up and returned home to serve his liege lord as a knight. One day, he was given orders to drive off a group of bandits, but upon investigation, he discovered that all of the bandits' victims were those who lined their pockets by preying upon the innocent. Without warning, Raphael resigned his post, said good-bye to his family, and vanished forever. It is unclear just where he went, but rumors swirled for years of a master archer and a hulking giant who spent their lives as highway robbers, shaking down those who made victims of others."
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Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Raphael is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God has healed".

Raphael is one of the seven archangels in the apocryphal book of Tobia. He is the angel that healed the blindness of Tobias' father. In Christianity, Judaism and Islam, he was the archangel who announced the end of times.

Raphael is the name of a famous painter who lived in renaissance Italy. He painted many iconic works, including The School of Athens.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Raphael stands at 190cm (or about 6’3”).
  • Raphael uses a yellow color palette for his classes.
  • In his CG artwork with Byleth, Raphael's hair is noticeably shorter.
  • Raphael has an unused personalized class icon depicting him as a War Master during the War Phase.
  • In a survey conducted by Famitsu Magazine, Raphael placed 12th for males and 25th overall with 315 votes in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
  • In the fourth survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Raphael placed 23rd in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:4. He ranked 23rd among those who completed the game with 18 points.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Raphael/Gallery.
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