“......The Loptr Church never forgives betrayal. That is one of their highest tenets...”
—Salem, in Thracia 776

Salem is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. A Loptyrian Mage who is disillusioned with the ways of the Loptr Church, he is a member of Perne's Dandelion Gang. Salem is the only playable dark magic user in Thracia 776.


Before Thracia 776Edit

Salem was once a devout member of the Loptr Church. However, he reached a point where he began to grow disillusioned with their ways, and this was considered treasonous and punishable by death.

Fearing for his life, Salem attempted to flee, but he was caught and attacked before being left for dead. He would have died if not for Perne, who rescued him and tended to his injuries.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit

Salem first appears in Chapter 12, where he urges Perne to let him stand as sentry for the Dandelion Gang's hideout in Dakia Forest. Not knowing the identity of Leif's army as it passes through the forest, he attacks it with a Sleep Staff on hand. Leif's army eventually defeats Salem and captures him, and gets him to join its ranks.

If Salem is chosen to accompany the group who heads into the Dandelion Gang's hideout in Chapter 12x, he requests for Leif to let him speak to Perne. He explains that Leif's liberation army shares the same ideals as the Dandelion Gang, and Perne thus decides to lend his aid to them.

Salem then goes on to continue supporting Leif in his cause to liberate Northern Thracia from the Grannvale Empire. He retires to a small rural village thereafter, where he pens memoirs of his life, which proves to be valuable for historians in the future to understand the workings of the Loptr Church.


Salem is portrayed as calm and collected, expressing no fear as he personally spearheads the defence of the Dandelion Gang's hideout in Chapter 12.

Salem is also known to be loyal to Perne, displaying his gratitude to the thief for rescuing him in his time of need by choosing to work as his subordinate. This is despite Perne urging him to rest in view of him not having fully recovered from his injuries.


Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit


Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
FE5 Salem Portrait
FE5 lopto mage
Loptyrian Mage
12x Player Automatically from the start if he was captured in Chapter 12

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE5 lopto mage Loptyrian Mage
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE5 Fire Icon Fire - D
FE5 Thunder Icon Thunder - D
FE5 Wind Icon Wind - D
FE5 Dark Icon Dark - C
FE5 Staff Icon Staff - C
FE5yotsmungand Jormungand
FE5sleep Sleep

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov
60% 5% 30% 45% 40% 10% 15% 15% 2%

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightproof Knight Proof FE5 dark mage Dark Mage
1 0 +3 +2 0 +4 +1 0
Weapon Levels
FE5 Staff Icon +1

Support BonusEdit

Supported by
Character Bonus
  • Supports give a bonus to Hit, Critical, Avoid, and Dodge
  • Supporting characters must be within a three tile radius for the support to come into effect


Secret Book (Artwork)
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.

Salem may not come with the greatest stats or stat growths (so make sure to give him some growth boosting scrolls like the Heim or Sety Scroll), but he is unique among all the characters that you run across due to the fact he can use dark magic. He also can use staves and Anima magic so he brings uniqueness and versatility to those who use him.

The only Dark tomes Salem can use are Jormungand and Fenrir, as all other Dark Tomes are enemy only and become Fenrir when stolen. Also, the Jormungand Dark Tome will not poison enemies when used by Salem.

Salem attempts to make up for the poorness of Dark Tomes with high Anima and Staff Weapon Ranks, and if one is able to obtain a Fenrir for him, it is easily the best long range tome in the game, so all is not lost with Dark magic.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Dark Mage (M) Map SpriteDark Mage
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
TomeIconFE13Tome - CNosferatu FE13 IconNosferatu*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped


Thracia 776 Edit

“Begone from our forest, invaders!”
—Salem's battle quote as an enemy, in Chapter 12
“Perne... I don't have any regrets...”
—Salem's death quote as an enemy, in Chapter 12
“So this is my...defeat... But...I haven't decision...”
—Salem's death quote
“Is that so...? You're just letting me go? Hmm... What to make of you people?”
—Salem's release quote
“I must not die here...”
—Salem's escape quote

Awakening Edit

“I was once a Loptyrian priest...”
—Salem's SpotPass parley quote
“Begone from here!”
—Salem's SpotPass battle quote
“Do we seek the same thing?”
—Salem's SpotPass recruitment quote
“If blood must be spilt...”
—Salem's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“Impossible... You're just a child.”
—Salem's battle quote versus Nowi in Lost Bloodlines 1
“You're mad if you think we'll go down without a fight.”
—Salem's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3
“Fie! Have we been reduced to beating on children?”
—Salem's battle quote versus Nowi in Lost Bloodlines 3
“Who has the right of this battle? I no longer know...”
—Salem's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“Agh... Challenged the wrong foe...”
—Salem's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3


Thracia 776 Edit

Salem - The Sorcerer (暗黒魔道士 Ankoku madō-shi)

"After the war's end, Salem moved to a rural area and became a recluse. He recorded the story of his life in writing. His memoirs told the tale of a man who had once been a member of the infamous Loptr Church. To historians, they were an invaluable resource, offering a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Loptrian society."


Salem could have been named after the village in Massachusetts where the infamous 1692 witch-hunt trials took place.

Salem, incidentally, is also the setting of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, where he retells the events of the witchcraft trials in the form of a play.



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