Not to be confused with Rowan
“If we don't do something, we'll always have to live in fear of Lifis. I just can't take it any more!”
Ronan is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a sixteen-year-old hunter from the village of Ith who joins the Fiana Freeblades in an effort to protect his village from raids by the Lifis Pirates. Despite having no previous combat experience, he asks to come along to help out in some way.
He can be recruited by any character who visits the northern village, in Chapter 2, but before it is destroyed by the invading pirates.
He has some of the least characterization in the game due to his minor role in the storyline, as well as the overall lack of support conversations to develop his relationships with other characters and doesn't even comment when the leader of the pirates that was harassing his village joins Leif.
Ronan has a strong sense of justice, which motivates him to leave his humble life behind and fight by Leif's side. He seems to cherish his mother, as he utters 'mother' in his death quote and returns to her in his ending.
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- Leif - 10%
Ronan is an extremely unusual unit, with growths more befitting that of a Mage than an archer. He has excellent Skill, Speed, and a strangely high Magic growth. Unfortunately, his high Magic is mostly pointless except for tanking mages (since Magic also acts as Resistance in Thracia). Ronan will struggle to have enough Strength to reliably defeat enemies and will also have poor HP and Defense. Combined with his lack of 1 range, he will remain a subpar combat unit for most of the game.
Ronan's most useful aspect is his excellent Movement; his base Move is 7, which allows him to immediately travel around quickly from the moment he joins. He also has three Movement stars, giving him a 15% chance for Re-action to occur. This makes him useful in indoor maps which require good movement. His support from Leif also helps him perform better in battle, but only while he is within Leif's range.
Despite his bad combat, Ronan, like most units in Thracia, can have his stats improved by equipping him with several Crusader Scrolls. Otherwise, Ronan can still be used to weaken enemies for other characters to easily kill or capture, especially at the beginning of the game. Should the player decide to use him as a longterm combat unit, the main goal should be to get him to B bows as it lets him use the strong and reliable Brave Bow, which makes up for his poor strength.
—Ronan's death quote in Thracia 776.
“I hope everyone's all right...”
—Ronan's escape quote in Thracia 776.
“Forgive me, Lord Leif. I wasn't strong enough to help...”
—Ronan's quote at the end of Chapter 7
Ronan's name is an Irish Gaelic made of the word ron, meaning 'oath' or 'seal', along with the suffix making 'little oath' or 'little seal'.
Ronan - Youth of Ith Village (イス村の若者 Isu-mura no wakamono)
Ronan went home to his mother in Ith and returned to being a fisherman. It is said that he later married and lived a happy life.
Ronan is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:
- Ronan's lack of dialogue on Lifis recruitment is odd, considering his shown contempt of the pirate.