“I hoped to become a good mother like Lady Ethlyn when I grew up. But then...that nightmarish incident at Aed...”
—Selphina, in a conversation with Glade

Selphina is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. 26 years of age, Selphina is a knight of Leonster. She is also the daughter of Dryas and the wife of Glade.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Before Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Before the fall of Leonster, Selphina was briefly raised alongside Leif, where she acted as an elder sister to him. She in turn looked up to Leif's mother Ethlyn as an elder sister. Selphina is also familiar with Lachesis, who had briefly stayed in Leonster with her daughter Nanna.

This connection was, however, cruelly cut short when Ethlyn was slain alongside Quan and a squadron of Leonster knights in the Aed Massacre. Leonster fell shortly after, and Selphina was separated from Leif, Nanna, and Lachesis when they fled from the country with Finn.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Selphina first appears in Chapter 9, where she leads the defence of General Hannibal's mansion when it comes under attack by the Thracian army. Flanked by Cain, Alva, and Robert, she marches out to meet the foe in battle.

Leif's army eventually rendezvouses with Selphina, where she reunites with Leif and Finn. She can also talk to Carrion, whom she praises for his good work before entrusting the Elite Sword to him.

After Leif's army emerges from Dakia Forest and enters Tahra in Chapter 13, Selphina reunites with her husband Glade. The couple will discuss which of Leif's parents he resembles more, after which Glade reveals that he has bought a Hero Bow for his wife, entrusting it into her care.

Selphina then goes on to continue supporting Leif in his cause to liberate Northern Thracia from the Grannvale Empire. Retiring from her position after the new Kingdom of Thracia is established, Selphina converts her mansion into an orphanage to take care of children who lost their parents during the war. With many of the children she cares for later becoming great heroes in their lives, Selphina comes to be called the Mother of Thracia.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Selphina is characterised as a stalwart and courageous woman, unhesitatingly taking the command of a small battalion to defend General Hannibal's mansion when it is threatened by hostile forces.

Selphina's strength of character is complemented by her sentimentality, which is shown through her interactions with Leif and Finn, where she vividly remembers the past and is grateful for the chance to be reunited with them. She is also known to be emotional, as can be seen when she lashes out at Finn as she thinks that he had abandoned Lachesis.

Selphina is also a compassionate person, choosing to retire from her position as a renowned warrior to convert her mansion into an orphanage to house children who had lost their parents during the war.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
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Arch Knight
9 Player Automatically from the start

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE5 Arch Knight (F).gif Arch Knight
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Charge.png ChargeFE5 Bow Icon.png Bow - BFE5killerbow.png Killer Bow
Knight Proof (FE5).png Knight Proof

*5 move while dismounted

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov
50% 25% 10% 40% 35% 55% 15% 10% 1%

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightproof.png Knight Proof FE5 Bow Knight (F).gif Bow Knight
1 +2 +1 +3 +2 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE5 Bow Icon.png +1

Support Bonus[edit | edit source]

Character Bonus
Supported by
Character Bonus
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  • 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

Overall[edit | edit source]

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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.

Selphina starts off at a fairly decent level with good base Speed and a high Bow rank. This lets her use stronger bows like the Killer Bow and Brave Bow to offset her mediocre Strength. Being a mounted unit, she has great mobility outdoors, and can employ hit-and-run tactics to a high degree of success. Sharing supports with the Leonster knights and Leif, Selphina also enjoys an excellent mutual support with Glade that has double the regular amount of bonuses.

Selphina also comes with the personal skill Charge, which can be both a boon and a bane. Potentially, this skill allows her to attack the enemy numerous times in a row from afar, especially with the Brave Bow. It has its drawbacks though, as she can be attacked by an enemy multiple times in one round. This is especially dangerous for long-range attacks, such as those coming from Ballistae or Bolting. Due to her low durability, Selphina will have trouble surviving these threats. The player should make use of her high Movement outdoors, the Canto skill, and supports to keep her out of harm's way. Since she attacks mainly from a range, she should not be in danger most of the time.

Selphina can also be given Crusader Scrolls to boost her growths, particularly in Strength. This in turn raises her ability to reliably fell enemies.

If the player does not intend to use Selphina, it is still recommended to bring her to Chapter 13 to talk with Glade and receive the Brave Bow, which is the best bow in the game. Unlike with Finn and his Brave Lance, the Hero Bow is not locked to Selphina and can thus be given to other bow users like Xavier.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Death Quote[edit | edit source]

“This...is it... I'm sorry...Glade...”
—Selphina's death quote in Thracia 776.

Escape Quote[edit | edit source]

“Lord Leif, we mustn't linger here too long. Hurry!”
—Selphina's escape quote in Thracia 776.

Conversations[edit | edit source]

Pre-battle[edit | edit source]

  • (Chapter 9)

Selphina: Father! The Thracian Army is headed toward us from the south!
Dryas: So, Travant found out about us... Damn! Glade is in Tahra, and the people we have here still don't have any battle experience...
Selphina: I'll buy time for you, so you can take them and escape in the meantime.
Dryas: No, Selphina. According to General Hannibal, Lord Leif is headed here with a band of fighters from Fiana and Manster. We must wait here for him.
Selphina: Yes. In that case, I shall lead the defense of the mansion. Cain! Alva! Robert! We're going out. Follow me!

Talk with Carrion[edit | edit source]

  • (Chapter 9)

Carrion: I've returned, Lady Selphina.
Selphina: Ah, Carrion. Good work.
Carrion: Well, I can only help out with things like this. I'm trying hard to become a fine knight like Sir Glade and be of some use to Lord Leif... Curse my powerlessness.
Selphina: Carrion, don't rush. You'll only end up losing your life that way. Oh, and I suppose it's time to give you this.
Carrion: A beautiful sword... Where did this come from?
Selphina: This is known as the Elite's Sword. Your mother asked me to give it to you once you became a knight.
Carrion: My mother?
Selphina: Yes, you were still young when she died of sickness. She said this is the sword your father used during his prime.
Carrion: The sword of my father...a knight of Leonster.
Selphina: That's right. Use it wisely.
Carrion: Yes! Thank you, Lady Selphina!

Talk with Leif[edit | edit source]

  • (Chapter 9)

Selphina: Lord Leif! It's so good to see you again. It's me. Selphina!
Leif: Selphina! Is it really you?
Selphina: Lord Leif... This is real...it's not a dream. You've grown so much... You used to be so little, sleeping in my lap. Oh...
Leif: Selphina, I'm the one who wants to start crying. I thought you and Dryas had been killed for my sake... I never thought I would see you again. I have no memory of my mother or sister... So I thought of Lachesis as my mother, and you as my sister. I remember always being so troublesome to you.
Selphina: No, you weren't like that at all... ...Has Lady Lachesis...?
Leif: No... She's hasn't returned from Isaach yet...
Selphina: ...I see... Don't worry, Lord Leif. I'm sure she's doing fine somewhere. We were able to meet again, so we'll see Lady Lachesis again, too.

Talk with Finn[edit | edit source]

  • (Chapter 9)

Selphina: Sir Finn! It's good to see you again.
Finn: You are...?
Selphina: Have you forgotten me? I'm Selphina.
Finn: Selphina? Count Dryas' daughter?
Selphina: Yes.
Finn: ...Well... So this is that little girl with the braids...
Selphina: Ten years can make a big difference. I'm now married to Glade.
Finn: Glade? He's alive!? Where is he? I have to see him!
Selphina: He's not here. He went to aid the people in Tahra...
Finn: Oh, I see... Too bad. I suppose it can't be helped if it's an order...

(The following part ensues only if Leif already spoke to Selphina)

Selphina: You seem to be more interested in Glade than me, Sir Finn. You haven't changed at all... You were always cold towards women.
Finn: Cold? I never intended to be...
Selphina: Then why did you leave Lady Lachesis? You knew how sad she was...
Finn: ...I don't know what you're talking about...
Selphina: Yes, you do! But you act like you don't know at all. You're cruel, Sir Finn!
Finn: Selphina, we've met after many years. We don't have to...
Selphina: Oh... Yes, I'm sorry. We finally meet again, and I can't do anything but shout at you...
Finn: No, it's all right. We'll talk about it later. Right now, we must fight.
Selphina: Yes, Sir Finn...

Talk with Glade[edit | edit source]

  • (If Leif hasn't spoken to Glade) in Chapter 13

Selphina: Glade, you're all right. Thank goodness...
Glade: Selphina... You came as well?
Selphina: Yes, I heard about Tahra and came with Lord Leif. I'm so glad I found you...
Glade: I'm sorry I worried you. But Selphina... I have led many young men to their deaths once again. I can't help but regret and wish that I had more power...
Selphina: No! You are the finest knight in Leonster. I am proud to be your wife. So don't blame yourself so much...
Glade: Thank you, Selphina... I feel better after seeing you. Oh... Here, take a look at this.
Selphina: What is this? ...Is it... Is this the legendary Hero's Bow!?
Glade: It looks like it. I came across it by chance. I bought it for you, would you use it?
Selphina: Of course! Thank you, Glade.

  • (If Leif has spoken to Glade)

Selphina: Glade, you're all right. Thank goodness...
Glade: Selphina... You came as well?
Selphina: Yes, I heard about Tahra and came with Lord Leif. I'm so glad I found you...
Glade: I see. I met the prince earlier, but I was surprised at how much he's changed. It's been 10 years since I saw him at Alster... He's already fifteen now.
Selphina: I was also surprised when I first saw him. He's grown so much.
Glade: Indeed, he's become a fine young man. He's starting to look like Lord Quan in his youth.
Selphina: I thought he looked more like Lady Ethlyn. He has her eyes.
Glade: Do you think so? I think his eyes come more from Lord Quan.
Selphina: No, they come from Lady Ethlyn! She used to look after me like a little sister, so I remember very well!
Glade: Whoa, there's no need to get so excited. He's their child, he looks like both of them.
Selphina: Oh...you're right. I'm sorry. I was just remembering Lady Ethlyn, and...
Glade: ...... She must have regretted leaving her son behind...
Selphina: Yes... Back then...Lady Altena used to be jealous of little Lord Leif and Lady Ethlyn. They seemed so happy together... I hoped to become a good mother like Lady Ethlyn when I grew up. But then...that nightmarish incident at Yied...
Glade: Selphina...?
Selphina: I'm sorry... I told myself I would never cry again...
Glade: It's all right... Oh... Here, take a look at this.
Selphina: What is this? ...Is it... Is this the legendary Hero's Bow!?
Glade: It looks like it. I came across it by chance. I bought it for you, would you use it?
Selphina: Of course! Thank you, Glade.

Endings[edit | edit source]

Selphina - Bow of Beauty (美しき弓騎士 Utsukushi yumi kishi)

"After the New Kingdom of Thracia's army had been stabilized, Selphina resigned from her post as an officer. Instead of becoming a mother, she opened her family's mansion to the many children who lost their parents in the war. The orphans she saved grew up to be great men and women: a new generation that guided Thracia into the future. Because of this, Selphina is not only remembered as a knight, but also as the "Mother of Thracia." For centuries afterward, people would invoke her name for good fortune, hoping to inherit her strength and kindness."

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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