“Yes... I am half Dragon...so I grow slowly...”
—Sophia talking to Fae in a support conversation
Sophia makes a brief cameo, where she is looking for Athos and can have conversations with different members of Eliwood's army if the player visits the ruin village at the bottom right of the map. She also apparently knows Hawkeye, accidentally mistaking him for the Archsage like everyone else when he send Hawkeye to the ruins. Hawkeye asks her to tell his daughter that he will be home and she says she will.
Sophia was captured by Bern forces and sent to the same prison cell as Cecilia, where she treated the general's wounds using her powers. Aside from that, she can see the future, though not clearly. She then leads the Alliance army to Arcadia, in order to help the people there shake off Bern's invasion.
Though she has little background, in support conversations she speaks slowly, demonstrating her shyness. It is noted that she is very old, about one century of age. Sophia cannot transform into a dragon, even though she is half-human half-dragon, as she does not seem to possess a dragonstone.
The Binding BladeEdit
Dark - C
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
- See also: Sophia/Supports
Initially, once one sees Sophia's growths, which present notable advantages over Raigh's such as better Magic and Resistance, they may be inclined to believe that she has high potential as a unit... that is, until they see her bases. Simply put, they would be a hindrance on the first map, let alone halfway through the game and during a Fog of War chapter. Simply carting her across the map to receive her Guiding Ring is a hassle, let alone actually attempting to use her to inflict damage and therefore gain levels. Her Accuracy is acceptable for FE 6 standards, but her Constitution of 3 ensures that even Flux slows her down, hindering her already low Speed. She qualifies for the Est Archetype, along with Zeiss.
She is a slower, less skilled Raigh and similar to Lilina compared to Lugh. However, she has more Magic and Resistance, and slightly higher HP, Defense, and Luck, and even then, only with a lot of effort, or arena abuse in Chapter 17. Keeping her alive will be a difficult task in her join chapter, but at least she is a mage, so she won't be hindered by the sand. Overall, Sophia is one of the hardest, if not the hardest, characters to use in the game, but if trained, she can be somewhat useful.
Tome - B
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
- Nabata Prophet
- A shaman of Nabata who has lived a sheltered life away from other people. Sees the future. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
| +2 HP|
| +2 HP|
| +2 HP|
| +2 HP|
|Name||Prerequisite||Effects||Charge Cost||SP Cost||Default||Unlocked|
|Dragon Gaze||-||Grants +30% to Atk.||4||100|
|Dragon Fang||Dragon Gaze||Grants 50% to Atk.||4||200||-|
|Warding Blow 1||-||Grants Res +2 during combat if unit initiates the combat.||50||A|
|Warding Blow 2||Warding Blow 1||Grants Res +4 during combat if unit initiates the attack.||100||A|
|Warding Blow 3||Warding Blow 2||Grants Res +6 during combat if unit initiates the attack.||200||A|
|Fortify Res 1||-||Grants adjacent allies Res +2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.||50||C|
|Fortify Res 2||Fortify Res 1||Grants adjacent allies Res +3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.||100||C|
|Fortify Res 3||Fortify Res 2||Grants adjacent allies Res +4 through their next actions at the start of each turn.||200||C|
The Binding BladeEdit
“My future… holds no light…”
—Death Quote in The Binding Blade
“I can sense… a sad heart…”
—Final Battle Quote in The Binding Blade
- Sophia - Nabata Prophet (ナバタの予言者 Nabata no yogensha)
- "After returning to Nabata, Sophia disappeared. There are no records to what happened to Nabata after the war, so no one knows how Sophia led her life from then on…"
- Sophia and Roy
- "Sophia accompanied Roy to Pherae, where they married. Although she was never very talkative, her wise decisions played a major role in the reconstruction of Lycia."
Sophia is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:
Sophia is Greek for "wisdom". This was the name of an early saint who supposedly died of grief after her three daughters were martyred. Sophia also appears in the phrase Hagia Sophia (which means "Holy Wisdom"), which is the name of a large basilica in Constantinople. Her name in the Japanese version, Sofiya (София in Russian and Bulgarian, Софія in Ukrainian), is a Slavic variant of Sophia.
- Sophia is the only female Shaman in the GBA games, though she is not the only female Druid, as Niime is also in the same game.
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Sophia won 10th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 5:1. The voter comments seem to mostly focus on her shy, gentle, and quiet personality and the mystery surrounding her character.
- Sophia shares her English voice actress, Wendee Lee, with Veronica, Maria and Lyn in Fire Emblem Heroes.