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“Things like saving the world and fighting goddesses are just beyond me. They're out of my reach. That's why I've always chosen to fight for the smaller things in life and the people close to me. If that means I have to fight you to protect them, then so be it.”
—Sothe talking to Dheginsea before battle.

Sothe is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Sothe appears as a Trophy and a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

ProfileEdit

Fire Emblem: Path of RadianceEdit

Sothe first met Micaiah when he was a young child, and the two eventually formed a close bond, treating each other as brother and sister. During Path of Radiance, Sothe first appeared as an orphaned stowaway seeking a lost, unnamed companion; in Radiant Dawn, it is revealed that that this companion was Micaiah, who fled Daein to prevent him from being affected by her identity as a Branded.

Fire Emblem: Radiant DawnEdit

Sothe was the first character of the Path of Radiance cast that was announced to return in Radiant Dawn. After The Mad King's War, Sothe returned to Daein's capital of Nevassa, found Micaiah, and expressed how upset he was that she had abandoned him. As a result, Micaiah realized how important she was to him, and she swore to never leave him again.

However, Sothe and Micaiah continue to have their disagreements. Throughout most of the game he argues with her, mainly over Sothe's strong respect for Ike, whom Micaiah views as responsible for destroying Daein in The Mad King's War. Nevertheless, he is very protective of her, and he stays by her side during their battles against Ike. He promotes to Whisper in the fourth section of the game after receiving a blessing from the goddess Yune. If he and Micaiah have an "A" level support rank at the end of the game, they wed and he becomes her pillar of strength as they work tirelessly to help the poor, thus becoming the 15th King of Daein.

PersonalityEdit

Sothe shares a protective, close, and brother-sister type friendship with Micaiah. Due to his childhood life with Micaiah he has an unshakable faith in her, even to the point he can be a bit of "Micaiah's boss", though that could be due to her leading the army or due to their childhood friendship because she looked after him when he was little.

He has a bit of a rivalry with the Black Knight, who has come to protect Micaiah, much to Sothe's annoyance. Much to the annoyance of Micaiah, he also gained a slightly more-than-healthy admiration for Ike from serving under him in The Mad King's War, aggravating Micaiah to such a point that she refers to Ike as the "father of Sothe's children." Sothe's overall personality is very calm. According to an Info Conversation with Micaiah, it seems that Sothe does not smile much.

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Path of RadianceEdit

RecruitmentEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Sothe Thief SpriteThiefFE9WindWind
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
12051711540667
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
FE9 BlossomBlossomFE9 Knife SkillKnifeFE9knifeKnife

Growth RatesEdit

Without BlossomEdit
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 55% 10% 70% 65% 55% 35% 30%
With Blossom (Random Mode)Edit
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
84% 79.8% 19% 91% 87.8% 79.8% 57.8% 51%
With Blossom (Fixed Mode)Edit
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
66.7% 61.1% 11.1% 77.8% 72.2% 61.1% 38.9% 33.3%

Support ConversationsEdit

See also: Sothe/Supports.

Retreat QuoteEdit

“Oof... Is this the end? I...cannot...die yet... Hate to do this, but I'm leaving.”
—Sothe

OverallEdit

Secret Book (Artwork)
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.

In Path of Radiance, Sothe not only joins after Volke, but also joins with weaker base stats (particularly concerning his bulk) which while not too impactful to a thief, still raises more problems should he be attacked while stealing or picking locks (Volke cost 50 gold per lock but this isn't too impactful as gold in this game is an abundance). While it can be tempting to utilize BEXP and the Blossom Skill to increase stats greatly, it's not useful as he still is just a thief who is stuck with knives and cannot promote. In all, just like Volke, he should just stick to stealing items and picking locks.

Fire Emblem: Radiant DawnEdit

AvailabilityEdit

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Endgame
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 E A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected

Base StatsEdit

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Sothe Rogue SpriteRogueFE10WindWind
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
135184202015149887
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
ShoveShove
StealSteal
GuardGuard
FE10 KnifeKnife - BKardKard
BronzedaggerBronze Dagger

If Sothe manages to max out his stats in Path of Radiance, his base stats will be as follows:

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Sothe Rogue Sprite
Rogue
FE10WindWind
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
14020152020402015887
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
ShoveShove
StealSteal
GuardGuard
FE10 KnifeKnife - BKardKard
BronzedaggerBronze Dagger

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
30% 60% 20% 80% 45% 65% 20% 30%

BiorhythmEdit

RD Biorhythm G

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
(End of part 4 prologue) FE10 Sothe Whisper Sprite Whisper
1 +4 +2 +4 +2 +2 +2 +4 +0 +0
Skills
BaneBane

OverallEdit

Secret Book (Artwork)
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.

Sothe's stats are very good early on, as he can kill most enemies that other units, like Edward and Leonardo, may succumb to. He holds an A support by default with Micaiah, so putting them close together is an advisable practice as much as possible. He is also capable of picking locks, making him a decent asset.

When Sothe becomes playable again in Part 3, his stats are not as useful as they were before, but the massive amount of enemy Laguz makes his ability to use a Beast Killer allows him to be a very useful unit. However, for the rest of the game he is plagued with a low strength cap that offsets his high Growth rate. He also has low Defense, which makes him a bit fragile. However, if Edward (or Nealuchi/Nephenee after reaching Part 4) is not being planned to be used in the Endgame, then Sothe can take his/her Wrath skill to increase his Critical rate when his HP gets too low.

In Part 4, after the Prologue, he is promoted by Yune into a Whisper due to game events. Notably, Bane, the default skill of Whispers is more trouble than it's worth as it only brings a unit to 1 HP rather than instantly kill. Not helping is the low strength/defense cap for Whispers.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Trickster (M) Map SpriteTrickster
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
1544262235353117256+1
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Picklock (FE13)Locktouch
Movement +1Movement +1
Lucky 7Lucky Seven
AcrobaticsAcrobat
DefendericonDefender
SwordIconFE13Sword - B
StaffIconFE13Staff - D
Silver Sword FE13 IconSilver Sword*
Levin Sword FE13 IconLevin Sword*

*Enemy only; joins unequipped

Starting Class
Thief
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
92610215135605
WeaponStarting Items
SwordIconFE13Sword - DArmorslayer FE13Armorslayer

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Zephyr
A thief for the Dawn Brigade. He generally shows little interest in others but tends to be overprotective of his Micaiah, who's like a sister to him. Appear in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity:
✯✯✯✯
Sothe Silver DaggerTitle
Zephyr
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
33/36/39
9/10/11
31/34/37
8/9/10
28/31/34
3/4/5
17/20/23
2/3/4
16/19/22
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Silver Dagger
FEH skill special Night Sky
FEH Dagger Dagger
✯✯✯✯✯
Sothe PeshkatzTitle
Zephyr
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/18/19
35/39/42
9/10/11
33/36/39
8/9/10
30/33/36
4/5/6
19/22/25
3/4/5
18/21/24
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Peshkatz
FEH skill special Night Sky
FEH Dagger Dagger

SkillsEdit

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Dagger---
Steel Dagger---
Silver Dagger-FEH Star Rarity 4-
PeshkatzSilver DaggerFEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialNight Sky-FEH Star Rarity 4-
GlimmerNight Sky-FEH Star Rarity 4
AFEH Life and Death 1 Life and Death 1--
FEH Life and Death 2 Life and Death 2FEH Life and Death 1 Life and Death 1-
FEH Life and Death 3 Life and Death 3FEH Life and Death 2 Life and Death 2FEH Star Rarity 4
CFEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1--
FEH Spur Atk Spd 1 Spur Atk/Spd 1FEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Spur Atk Spd 2 Spur Atk/Spd 2FEH Spur Atk Spd 1 Spur Atk/Spd 1FEH Star Rarity 5

QuotesEdit

HeroesEdit

Sothe/Heroes Quotes

Possible EndingsEdit

Zephyr (緑風 Ryokufū)

Becoming a pillar of strength for Queen Micaiah, Sothe worked tirelessly to assist the poor and downtrodden.
(A support with Micaiah)
Becoming Queen Micaiah's husband and her pillar of strength, Sothe worked tirelessly to assist the poor.

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

Brawl Trophy ProfileEdit

Type Image Description
Sothe SotheTrophy A skilled swordsman, thief, and member of the Dawn Brigade, a band of freedom fighters operating out of the old Daein capital, Nevassa. Although not related to Micaiah, the light-magic-dealing leader of the Dawn Brigade, he was raised like a brother and considers her safety his top priority. He grows from boy to young man between "Path of Radiance" and "Radiant Dawn."

Wii U Trophy ProfileEdit

Type Image Description
Sothe 480px-SotheTrophyWiiU Sothe is a member of the Dawn Brigade trying to free the people of Daein from imperial oppression. He uses his skills with a knife and as a thief to pursue this goal. He is very protective of Micaiah, another member of the Dawn Brigade. They are not blood related, but he looks up to her like an older sister."

Sticker InfoEdit

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Sothe

Brawl Sticker Sothe
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Flinch Resistance +105


Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Sothe is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:

EtymologyEdit

Sothe's name sounds like the word "sooth," which means "truth" in Old and Middle English. "Sothe" was a variant spelling of the word. The Japanese pronunciation of his name, Saza (サザ), means "small."

TriviaEdit

  • While Sothe is a required unit for the DB chapters and for the Tower of Guidance team, he can be left out of the Tower fights.
  • Sothe's luck cap as a Rogue is higher than his luck cap as a Whisper. When he is promoted at the end of Chaos Named, a negative "gain" may appear next to his luck.
  • Sothe has the highest Skill growth in Radiant Dawn, at 80%.
  • Sothe has a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl with a description that reads, "he is a talented swordsman". However, he never formally uses swords, only knives and daggers, until his appearance in Fire Emblem Awakening, where he comes equipped with a Silver Sword and a Levin Sword when fought as a Spotpass character, and an Armorslayer in Champions of Yore 2 DLC map.
  • Sothe is one of the few units whose status screen portrait changes at some point of the game, a trait he shares with Alm, Celica, Marth, Ike, Volke, Micaiah, Lucia, Kris and Lucina. His change happens when he promotes at the end of Chaper 4-P in Radiant Dawn.
  • In Fire Emblem Heroes, Sothe shares his English voice actor, Nicolas Roye, with Leif, as well as Warriors' Rowan.

GalleryEdit

See main article: Sothe/Gallery.
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