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“That's right. He called us beasts. Meanwhile, he refers to himself as "the Savior." Who exactly is he saving?”
Ignatz

Solon, the self-titled "savior of all," is a minor antagonist from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. A mysterious mage of the Those Who Slither in the Dark, he uses cunning schemes and tricks suitable of his appearance. A highly dangerous individual, he knows spells that no other mage in Fódlan ever heard before.

Profile[]

Academy Phase[]

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Solon had infiltrated the Garreg Mach Monastery under the guise of Tomas, pretending to be a faithful follower of the Church of Seiros. Tomas was the Monastery's librarian for over 40 years. Sometime after he had retired from his job, Solon killed him and assumed his identity to infiltrate the Monastery.

Using his position, he was able to learn much from the books stored in the library and has intimate knowledge of the Monastery's affairs. His identity is revealed after controlling the denizens of Remire Village.

Kronya, taking the disguise of Monica, lures Byleth and their students to Sealed Forest with the intention of killing them. Much to Kronya's surprise, however, they are able to defeat her forces, and she attempts to flee as Byleth chases after her. Before Byleth can kill Kronya, Solon appears behind her, with Kronya interpreting his presence as a rescue. Instead of a rescue, Solon plunges his arm into Kronya's chest and rips her heart out, using her lifeforce to cast the Forbidden Spell of Zahras on Byleth, sending them into the void. Byleth's students then arrive, and Solon taunts them, claiming that he has removed Byleth from the world.

Much to his surprise, however, Byleth escapes the void. Solon, knowing that nothing could escape the void, then realizes that Sothis must have granted them her power to escape. He calls in a group of Agarthans and Demonic Beasts to finish them off, but he is eventually killed in the ensuing battle, stating that Thales will continue their mission.

"End of spoilers. It's a pleasure doing business with you!"

In-Game[]

As an Enemy[]

The Remire Calamity[]

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Level E E E E E A E E - - -
Start

The Sealed Forest Snare[]

Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E E A E E - - -
Start

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Church Shadow
Dark Bishop of those who slither in the dark. Lurked in the Sealed Forest, waiting for the Fell Star. Appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Base Stats[]

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Solon Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Church Shadow
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
38/41/44
8/9/10
31/34/37
3/4/5
14/17/20
3/4/5
18/21/24
8/9/10
31/34/37
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png RuinFEH Fire Tome.png Tome
✯✯✯✯
Solon Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Church Shadow
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
39/42/45
9/10/11
33/36/39
3/4/5
15/18/21
3/4/5
19/22/25
9/10/11
33/36/39
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Fenrir
FEH skill special.png Chilling Wind
FEH Fire Tome.png Tome
✯✯✯✯✯
Solon Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Church Shadow
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
42/45/48
9/10/11
35/38/41
4/5/6
17/20/23
4/5/6
21/24/28
9/10/11
35/38/41
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Banshee Θ
FEH skill special.png Chilling Wind
FEH Fire Tome.png Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngFlux---
Ruin---
Fenrir---
Banshee Θ-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill special.pngChilling Wind-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
Glacies--FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Sabotage Res 1.png Sabotage Res 1--
FEH Sabotage Res 2.png Sabotage Res 2FEH Sabotage Res 1.png Sabotage Res 1-
FEH Sabotage Res 3.png Sabotage Res 3FEH Sabotage Res 2.png Sabotage Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Atk Ploy 1.png Atk Ploy 1-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Atk Ploy 2.png Atk Ploy 2FEH Atk Ploy 1.png Atk Ploy 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Atk Ploy 3.png Atk Ploy 3FEH Atk Ploy 2.png Atk Ploy 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[]

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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.
Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Quotes[]

Three Houses[]

Critical[]

  • “This is the end!”
  • ”Beasts! All of you!”
  • ”Beg for mercy!”
  • ”Die!"

Enemy Deal 1 or No Damage or Misses[]

  • "No!"

Attack[]

  • "There!"
    (normal attack)
  • (normal attack with low HP)
  • (critical/combat art)
  • (critical/combat art with low HP)

Damage Taken[]

  • (hit by strong attack)

Gambit[]

  • "Behold and despair!"
  • "Your fears, realized!"
  • "We have you!"

Gambit Boost[]

  • "Do not waste my time!"
  • "I’ll assist!"
  • "This is how it is done!"

Triangle Attack[]

  • "It is time!"
  • "Annihilate them!"
  • "Grind their bones to dust!"

Ally Heals or Rallies[]

  • "Good!"
  • "Hgh."
  • "Hu hun."

Heroes[]

Solon/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Super Smash Bros. series[]

Solon appears during the reveal trailer "The Ashen Demon" for Byleth's inclusion into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fulfilling a similar role to his in-game appearance in Three Houses.

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 - CYL3 N/A
CYL4 509
Three Houses
86

CYL5 460
↑49
Three Houses
45
↓41

Etymology[]

Solon is an Athenian legislator and poet who is often credited with laying the foundations for Athenian democracy. He is considered to be one of the Seven Sages of Greece.

Trivia[]

  • Solon's class sprite is the same sprite used by the Agastya class, rather than using the typical Dark Bishop sprite.
  • According to unused data, Solon stands at 176cm (or 5'9")
  • In the Super Smash Bros. series, Solon is one of the few characters to appear in a fighter's reveal trailer but never to appear in any of the games itself. He shares this distinction with Margie from the Animal Crossing series and Emperor Niall and his Blade Aegaeon from the Xenoblade Chronicles series.
    • Unlike the aforementioned characters, who make mere cameos, Solon plays a more prominent role in Byleth's reveal trailer, sealing Byleth away into the darkness.
  • Solon's in-game model uses a unique facial animation where he is will always keep his right eye open, as opposed to blinking with both eyes.
  • Solon and Nemesis are the only enemy NPCs in Three Houses that have unique critical cut-ins, rather than the generic set.
    • In addition to him having a unique critical cut-in, he is only one of 2 NPC units to have a unique gambit pose, the other being Jeralt.
  • Solon's cane is actually part of his model.

Gallery[]

See main article: Solon/Gallery.
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