—Sain to Lyndis when meeting her in Footsteps of Fate
Sain is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is a knight of Caelin, and one of the cantons of the Lycian League. He and his friend Kent were sent by the marquess to Iocate his granddaughter for him on the plains of Sacae.
Trained as a knight of Caelin along with his friend Kent by General Eagler, the knight-commander of Caelin, the pair are deployed to Sacae on a mission from the Marquess of Caelin, Lord Hausen, to locate and bring back his granddaughter, Lyndis. While looking for information in Bulgar, the largest city in Sacae, the two knights have a chance meeting with Lyndis and Mark. They escort her back to Caelin and help her defeat her granduncle Lundgren, who had been poisoning her grandfather in an attempt to seize the throne of Caelin. In the aftermath of the attempted usurping, Sain is promoted to sub-commander of the knights.
Eliwood and Hector's Story
Sain is present during the siege of Caelin by Laus' forces. One of the few retainers who flee Castle Caelin with Lyn to plan an assault, Sain eventually joins up with Eliwood and Hector's army and succeeds in reclaiming the castle.
Following the successful retaking of Castle Caelin, Sain joins Lyn in her decision to accompany Eliwood and Hector on their journey. At the end of this journey, Sain is noted to resign from his post as a member of the Caelin Knights following Ostia taking over Caelin's rule. Acting as an independent knight, Sain can, depending on his supports, either be wed to Rebecca or Fiora.
Sain is a jovial skirt-chaser of a knight, considering his attraction to all women to be his "curse". Although he is a bit roguish, Sain is dependable and good-hearted, a fact evidenced by his staunch loyalty to Lyn, one that resolutely lasts from the time he and Kent first encounter her.
In a support conversation between Sain and Kent, Sain hints that Kent has a crush on her. Being the woman-chaser that he is, Sain also claims to have a crush on Lyn, but gallantly chooses not to pursue her, instead encouraging Kent to declare his feelings for her.
Description: A knight in service to house Caelin. A bit of a scoundrel.
| Sword - E*|
Lance - D*
*D in swords and C in lances as default in Eliwood and Hector Mode if Lyn's mode was not played.
**Eliwood and Hector's mode with no exception.
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Knight Crest or Earth Seal||Paladin|
|+30 +30 E|
- See also: Sain/Supports
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.
Offensively, Sain will quickly develop his Strength faster than most other units, and will have an easy time dealing a lot of damage to enemy units. His combination of Movement, Speed, and Strength gives him the ability to swiftly strike down key target units with almost unparalleled efficiency, something that makes him highly viable for S-rank runs.
However, Sain has mediocre Defense and will have issues with low Skill early on, often facing issues hitting opponents that he cannot achieve a Weapon Triangle advantage over (namely lance users); the situation is reversed with Sain's counterpart, Kent, who has good Skill but faces an inconsistent growth rate. In addition, Sain will likely cap his Strength rather quickly due to having a rather average Strength cap, meaning other characters can eventually become on par with him in terms of damage output towards the end of the game. However, Sain has some good offensive supports, such as with Fiora or Priscilla, that can compensate for his mediocre hit rate, as well as give him additional attack power. If the player wishes, he/she can opt to promote Sain in Lyn hard mode, his only competition being his boon companion and Wallace. While you can boss abuse in Chapter 9, it may be possible for Sain to have reached level 10 some time earlier than that. It may be a good idea to train up his axe rank as soon as possible after promotion, as axes complement his high Strength.
Final Chapter: Light Quote
Defeat Quote in Lyn's Story
- Sain: NO!!! Oh, now I've done it...
- Lyn: Sain!
- Sain: Lyndis, [Tactician]. I'm no good to you like this... I'll only slow you down! I'm sorry, but I must retreat!
Sain - Knight of Lycia
Sain has earned the honor of being named sub-commander of the Caelin Knights. Despite his promotion, he stills scoffs at authority and woos the village girls. He is much loved by the citizenry.
Sain - The Green Lance
When Ostia took over the rule of Caelin, Sain resigned and became an independent knight. His love of women is unchanged.
Sain and Rebecca
When her grandfather died, Lyn asked that Caelin be taken under Ostian protection. Sain requested a discharge and moved to Pherae with his beloved Rebecca. Their son is nothing like his father, thankfully.
Sain and Fiora
Although they returned to their respective countries, Sain and Fiora continued to seek each other out. When Lyn abdicated Caelin’s rule to Ostia, Sain resigned his commission and moved to Ilia. They later wed.
'Sain' means 'healthy' in French.
- Sain is noted to only have one male support (Kent) among seven total. The only other character in The Blazing Blade where this is the case is Florina (with her only male support being Hector).
- Isadora and Louise are the only females with a support with him that Sain doesn't hit on (Isadora because he is too busy sparring with her, and Louise as she is married to Pent), but only after their C support.