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“That I can meet such a beautiful woman... I feel blessed this day.”
—Saul in The Binding Blade.

Saul is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is a cunning, perceptive healer with an important mission from the order of the St. Elimine Church.

He makes a brief cameo appearance in chapter 17 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.

ProfileEdit

While searching for the whereabouts of Bern’s missing Fire Emblem, Saul came into contact with Roy and his party who were taking care of Guinevere. For the sake of thoroughly investigating the matter, he joined Roy’s party on orders from Yoder, the archbishop of the church.

PersonalityEdit

While he certainly is a faithful priest, Saul has an unconventional personality that hardly befits the cloak. Womanizing with every woman he sees, his actions and words sometimes gets people off-guard, causing Dorothy, his bodyguard, to remind him not to get into trouble, and Elen to think whether he's fit for his job.

Despite that, when he received a mission from Yoder, Saul was seemingly capable to carry out his duty diligently, showing he merely rough around the edges.

In GameEdit

Description: A traveling priest of the St. Elimine Church. On an important mission.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Priest Map Sprite Priest GBAIce Ice
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
5 20 4 6 10 2 2 5 6 5
Weapon Starting Items

StaffStaff - C

MendMend

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 40% 45% 45% 15% 15% 50%

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Guidingring Guiding Ring FE8 Male Bishop Map Sprite Bishop
Level HP Mag Skl Spd Def Res Con Mov
1 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +3 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
Light D Staff +1

SupportsEdit

See also: Saul/Supports.

OverallEdit

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Upon joining, Saul has the best bases and the highest Staff rank out of all the unpromoted healers. He will likely be the first unit to reach an A-rank in staves, meaning he will able to staves such as Rescue and Warp. Saul's better base magic also ensures that he will have better range when using these staves compared to Elen and Clarine.

Upon promotion, Saul gains an additional rank in staves, and a D-rank in Light magic. Despite Saul's base magic being higher compared to Elen and Clarine's his magic is lower than Lilina, Raigh, and Lugh's magic on average (assuming they also promoted). While Light Tomes have slightly higher might than some Anima Tomes, they're also more inaccurate and are heavier than their Anima counterparts. Light Tomes also lack as much versatility compared to Anima Tomes, due to the lack of any tomes that can do effective damage outside of Aureola or have any additional effects. Meaning Saul should generally avoid combat and stick to a support role due since there are better magic-users than him.

Saul does get slightly outclassed by Cecilia when she joins due to her likely having a higher tome rank and having a mount, something Saul never gains. Saul's availability is better than hers, meaning he could possibly have an A-rank in staves by the time she joins. Saul would likely be rendered obsolete once Niime joins, due to her high base magic and coming with an A-rank in staves (same with Yoder). But for most of the game, Saul is a useful unit.

QuotesEdit

Vs. Oro

Saul: With all the evil you've done, I dare say you've lost the right to call yourself a bishop.

Oro: Evil? I am simply living as I like. All deeds are righteous if done in the name of the gods. Very convenient, don't you think?

Saul: You're a disgrace to the church... Punishment awaits you!

“Fascinating... Now, shall we? ”
—Final Battle Quote
“Such is...my fate... ”
—Death Quote

Possible EndingsEdit

Saul - Amorous Priest (野にある聖者 No ni aru seija, Priest of Freedom)
"Although the Church offered him the position of Bishop, Saul turned it down and chose to serve the people in his own way. His behavior always led to difficult situations."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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



EtymologyEdit

Saul comes from the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) which meant "asked for" or "prayed for". . Two people named Saul are mentioned in the Bible. One was a king of the Jews who was jealous of David for the people's admiration, and tried to kill him multiple times, eventually falling in battle against foreign invaders.

The other was a missionary during the time of Ancient Rome who once persecuted Christians. One day Jesus appeared before him and said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting." Saul was blinded by His divine countenance. After his sight was restored by a Christian named Ananias, Saul became a missionary for Jesus. He also Romanized his name, changing it to Paul. He became one of the most important figures in Christian history and is today known as Saint Paul.

TriviaEdit

  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Saul landed 32nd place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • Saul's portrait displays him with purple hair rather than the blue he is depicted with in every other source.

GalleryEdit