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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 about Solon

Solon, the self-titled "Savior of All," is a major 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 has even heard of.

Profile[]

Three Houses[]

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, disguised as 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 to avenge their father. 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 their professor from the world.

Much to his surprise, however, Byleth escapes the void. Solon, knowing that nothing could escape the void, 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 is eventually killed in the ensuing battle, stating that Thales will continue their mission.

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Three Hopes[]

Prologue[]

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In the Three Hopes timeline, Solon's true identity is outed much earlier. Following Shez's first mission with their class and the rescue of Monica, Monica reveals that Tomas was responsible for her kidnapping. Church soldiers confront Tomas on his return to the Monastery; with his cover blown, Solon sheds his disguise before using his magic to escape.

Solon does not appear again until late into Scarlet Blaze and Golden Wildfire, where he is at the center of the forces of Those Who Slither in the Dark sowing chaos in Hrym and Ordelia territories, with the bandits Pallardó and Metodey taking advantage of the unrest by stealing anything and killing anyone in their way.

If Shez recruited Byleth, they are eventually overtaken by Epimenides and chase Byleth to a remote mountain range with the intent of killing Byleth and Sothis. Solon, watching the duel unfold from afar, orders his forces to attack. Edelgard, Dimitri, or Claude are only able to temporarily contain the possessed Shez before they break free. When Solon is defeated, he attempts to retreat underground but is impaled by Shez's mysterious sword, and Epimenides uses the dark magic emanating from Solon's corpse to activate a portal to the dark realm of Zahras.

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

Personality[]

Solon is a sinister and austere tactician who prides himself on the conveyance of Those Who Slither in the Dark's ultimate goal of retaking control over Fódlan by any means necessary. He not only engages in unethical experimentation and manipulation of the inhabitants of the surface, but will also subject follow Agarthans to these cruel schemes for the supposed greater good. Like the majority of Agarthans, he holds supremacist views, denoting non-Agarthans as "beasts" and pridefully referring to himself as the "Savior" for retaliating against them. He is a skilled manipulator and actor, able to copy Tomas' mannerisms and idiosyncrasies to a degree that his peers were largely unable to accomplish in their own impersonations (i.e. Thales and Kronya). Despite his plethora of negative traits, Solon appears legitimately loyal to and respectful towards Thales, at least insofar as his ability to lead their people to victory is concerned.

In-Game[]

Fire Emblem: Three Houses[]

As an Enemy[]

The Remire Calamity[]
Skill FE16 sword icon FE16 lance icon FE16 axe icon FE16 bow icon FE16 brawl icon FE16 reason icon FE16 faith icon FE16 authority icon FE16 heavy armor icon FE16 riding icon FE16 flying icon
Level E E E E E A E E - - -
Start
The Sealed Forest Snare[]
Skill FE16 sword icon FE16 lance icon FE16 axe icon FE16 bow icon FE16 brawl icon FE16 reason icon FE16 faith icon FE16 authority icon FE16 heavy armor icon FE16 riding icon FE16 flying icon
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 spriteTitle
Church Shadow
Group
Heroes Infantry 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 RuinFEH Fire Tome Tome
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Solon Heroes spriteTitle
Church Shadow
Group
Heroes Infantry 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 Fenrir
FEH skill special Chilling Wind
FEH Fire Tome Tome
✯✯✯✯✯
Solon Heroes spriteTitle
Church Shadow
Group
Heroes Infantry 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 Banshee Θ
FEH skill special Chilling Wind
FEH Fire Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseFlux---
Ruin---
Fenrir---
Banshee Θ-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialChilling Wind-FEH Star Rarity 5-
Glacies--FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Sabotage Res 1 Sabotage Res 1--
FEH Sabotage Res 2 Sabotage Res 2FEH Sabotage Res 1 Sabotage Res 1-
FEH Sabotage Res 3 Sabotage Res 3FEH Sabotage Res 2 Sabotage Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Atk Ploy 1 Atk Ploy 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Atk Ploy 2 Atk Ploy 2FEH Atk Ploy 1 Atk Ploy 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Atk Ploy 3 Atk Ploy 3FEH Atk Ploy 2 Atk Ploy 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Church Shadow Solon
Solon church shadow pop01 Today, I'll be introducing you to Solon, the mysterious mage. Well, I'll do my best to, anyway. To be honest, I'm a little short on details, but I can tell you that he's from some dark corner of Fódlan...
Solon church shadow pop02 Rumor has it that Solon doesn't work alone, and he's actually a member of a certain organization that some refer to as those who slither in the dark. Creepy, but appropriate. Anyway, it seems they're acting in the shadows to carry out some kind of secret mission!
Solon church shadow pop03 Solon is particularly well learned. In fact, he even knows spells that no other mage in Fódlan has ever heard of!
Solon church shadow pop04 Still, I wonder what goal he's trying to achieve? I hate to snoop, but I've got to learn more!
Closely Associated Characters
Kronya One of those who slither in the dark. Hateful, merciless, and diabolical. An ally of Solon's.
Flame Emperor A mysterious individual who instigates conflict, disturbing the peace in Fódlan. Willing to use any method to achieve their objectives. Fights alongside Solon.
Death Knight The Flame Emperor's subordinate, a knight who desires only to fight the strong. Given his name due to his scythe and dark steed. Fights alongside Solon.

Quotes[]

Three Houses[]

Critical[]

Enemy Deal 1 or No Damage or Misses[]

Attack[]

Damage Taken[]

Gambit[]

Gambit Boost[]

Triangle Attack[]

Ally Heals or Rallies[]

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 CYL Solon Portrait
Three Houses
86
CYL5 460
↑49
CYL Solon Portrait
Three Houses
45
↓41
CYL6 502
↓42
CYL Solon Portrait
Three Houses
11
↓34
CYL7 423
↑79
CYL Solon Portrait
Three Houses
8
↓3

CYL8 431
↓8
CYL Solon Portrait
Three Houses
11
↑3

Etymology[]

Solon of Athens was 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 Agastya, rather than using the typical Dark Bishop sprite.
  • 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.
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  • In Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, Solon is ironically killed as a blood sacrifice to empower the same spell that he himself uses in Three Houses, in which he uses Kronya as the sacrifice.
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Gallery[]

See main article: Solon/Gallery.
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