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“Well then, it's up to me to guide you from now on, right?”
—Sothis talking to Byleth

Sothis is a character from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. She is a mysterious girl that only Byleth can communicate with. She possesses a major Crest of Flames.

ProfileEdit

Sothis is a mysterious individual, appearing as a young girl, though only to Byleth in dreams, whom she seems to have a special connection to.


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In truth, Sothis is the consciousness of the Goddess, thus is in many ways the Goddess herself.

She descended upon Fódlan several thousand years in the past and took on a human form to live among the people. Her blood was used to create a race of beings called the Nabateans, also known as the Children of the Goddess. Her descendants would help pave a future for Fódlan of great technological and societal advancement. Her blessings were soon abused by the people of Fódlan, more specifically the people of a civilization named Agartha, leading to countless, pointless wars and even attempted to kill Sothis herself, seeing themselves as gods. The war resulted in massive bloodshed and Sothis exhausting her power to restore the land, taking place over centuries. One of her final children, Rhea, was born just as she finished restoring Fódlan. Needing to recover, she rested in the Holy Tomb, while the remaining Agarthans went underground.

A secret underground civilization composed of the remnants of Agartha, known as Those Who Slither in the Dark, used Sothis's vulnerability to their advantage. They convinced a lowly bandit, Nemesis, to raid the Holy Tomb and steal Sothis's remains. Using her blood, they planted her Crest of Flames into Nemesis, while also fashioning her bones using their technology to create the Sword of the Creator, a sword of unparalleled power when used in tandem with the Crest of Flames. Nemesis subsequently slaughtered many of the remaining Nabateans at Zanado using the sword, and Those Who Slither in the Dark used their blood and bones to create Crests and Heroes' Relics for at least eleven of Nemesis's allies. Rhea, the only survivor of the massacre, enraged and grief-stricken by the slaughter of her people and the theft of her mother, took on the name of Seiros and waged war against the King of Liberation to avenge her family and reclaim Sothis's remains. In the process, she founded the Adrestian Empire and the Church of Seiros, the latter devoted to the worship of Sothis.

Rhea was able to kill Nemesis and reclaim both Sothis's Crest Stone and the Sword of the Creator from him. Still in despair from the death of her mother, Rhea desired to revive her mother to recover what she had lost. Rhea's first attempt to revive Sothis using the Chalice of Beginnings and the blood of the Four Apostles resulted in the creation of an Umbral Beast, with the Apostles going into isolation shortly after. Rhea's later attempts involved creating a human vessel implanted with Sothis's Crest Stone in the hopes that Sothis could use them as a means to revive herself within them. Her first and subsequent attempts never manifested Sothis's consciousness, leading to several centuries passing, each time failing to produce a proper host for her mother's soul.

By the Imperial Year 1159, her twelfth vessel, Sitri, was yet again another failure, but things were different this time. Sitri fell in love with the Knights of Seiros captain, Jeralt and the two were married and expecting a child. Jeralt bore the Crest of Seiros due to Rhea transfusing her blood into him when he took a mortal blow meant for her. The union of Sitri and Jeralt resulted in a child, Byleth, who was born without a heartbeat. Sitri, near death from childbirth, pleaded with Rhea to place the Crest Stone into her child and she obliged. The transplant revived the child, and Sitri died shortly after. The extraordinary circumstances behind Byleth's conception lead to them being the perfect vessel for Sothis. However, before Rhea could take advantage of this miracle, Jeralt, having grown suspicious of Rhea as result of the death of his wife and Byleth's mysterious behavior and lack of a heartbeat, took advantage of a fire at the monastery to fake Byleth's death and disappear. Rhea was deeply distressed by Byleth's apparent death, and it would be 20 years before she would see Jeralt and Byleth again. Being a compatible vessel for Sothis, Byleth would occasionally see her in their dreams while growing up.

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Sothis first appears before Byleth in a dream, asking for their name and birthdate. By sheer coincidence, the two share the same birthday. However, she quickly falls back asleep and the dream ends.

Shortly after this dream, Byleth—alongside their father Jeralt—are asked by three young students to help them repel some bandits. While most are dispatched, the leader, Kostas, manages to ambush Edelgard, and Byleth leaps between the two. Just as Kostas's axe is about to strike Byleth, time suddenly stops as Sothis uses her power to freeze time. She berates Byleth for their recklessness but is suddenly shocked by the fact that she is now able to remember her name. Pondering Byleth's fate, the two realize that Sothis can not only pause time, but also rewind it, granting Byleth a second chance to redo their rescue, this time disarming Kostas. Sothis continues with Byleth, speaking directly to them telepathically, unseen by the rest of the world. She also grants them the usage of her time manipulation power which she calls Divine Pulse.

She does not remember much about her origins, save the fact that the Red Canyon was once her home.

Academy PhaseEdit

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In the aftermath of Jeralt's death, Byleth seeks revenge against his murderer Kronya. Though they are able to severely wound her, Solon appears and sacrifices her to send Byleth into a void. Unable to escape, Sothis bestows her full power onto Byleth by merging with them, fusing their souls. With her power, Byleth is able to escape, and while the two are forever bonded, she no longer appears before them.

Rhea, having seen Byleth with her mother's power, requests that they sit on Sothis's throne in the Holy Tomb in hopes that Sothis' mind would also merge with Byleth's. However, to her surprise, nothing happens as Sothis' mind had, in Rhea's words, already "vanished" from Byleth. They are still connected in a way, as seen in other scenes.

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War PhaseEdit

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Sothis can be Byleth's lifelong partner should they choose her prior to the final battle of all four routes. Sothis's consciousness returns to confess her feelings to Byleth. She states that when she granted her full power to them, her soul had permanently bonded with them. When Byleth points out she said she could no longer speak to them, Sothis only replies that she also said they would always be together, and that she decided to come back to them in this way because Byleth was lonely. Even in the Crimson Flower route where Byleth loses the Crest of Flames, Sothis states that she no longer requires it as she is bound directly to their soul. Though still unseen by the rest of the world, Sothis happily declares her love for Byleth and plans to spend the rest of eternity with them.

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PersonalityEdit

Despite her youthful appearance, Sothis speaks and acts as though she were a grandmother. She is frustrated at her inability to recall her past. She is usually sleepy, especially in the earlier chapters of the story and sometimes dozes off or fades during conversations.

In the times she is awake, she offers commentary and questions the state of things, providing advice to Byleth on how to proceed. However, despite being a passenger within Byleth, she sees herself as above them, and sharply admonishes them when they respond to her with comments she deems foolish. She demands a certain level of respect despite the fact that she is ultimately powerless on her own as she must use Byleth as a means to interact with the outside world, albeit in a limited manner.

In Game Edit

Fire Emblem: Three HousesEdit

Sothis Shield Edit

A feature available only in New Game+, Byleth can acquire the Sothis Shield. A unique battle command, they can use it once per battle. When used, Byleth will call upon Sothis, who will grant the player's entire force a temporary +7 buff to Resistance. The effect lasts three turns, decreasing in power each turn.

SupportsEdit

See also: Sothis/Supports

Sothis can form a support with Byleth only. She can form an S-Support with both genders of Byleth. Unlike other characters in-game, Sothis only has one support rank being the S-Support.

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Girl on the Throne
Mysterious girl that sits upon a throne within dreams. Full of emotion, her attitude changes by the moment. Appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Sothis SpriteTitle
Girl on the Throne
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
38/41/44
5/6/7
31/34/37
8/9/10
36/39/43
5/6/7
29/32/35
2/3/4
24/27/30
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Sublime Surge
FEH skill special Daylight
FEH Fire Breath Breath

SkillsEdit

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseFire Breath---
Fire Breath+---
Flametongue---
Sublime Surge-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialDaylight-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
NoontimeDaylight-FEH Star Rarity 4
Sirius-FEH Star Rarity 5-
AFEH Atk Spd Solo 1 Atk/Spd Solo 1--
FEH Atk Spd Solo 2 Atk/Spd Solo 2FEH Atk Spd Solo 1 Atk/Spd Solo 1-
FEH Atk Spd Solo 3 Atk/Spd Solo 3FEH Atk Spd Solo 2 Atk/Spd Solo 2FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Wrath 1 Wrath 1--
FEH Wrath 2 Wrath 2FEH Wrath 1 Wrath 1-
FEH Wrath 3 Wrath 3FEH Wrath 2 Wrath 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Time's Pulse 1 Time's Pulse 1--
FEH Time's Pulse 2 Time's Pulse 2FEH Time's Pulse 1 Time's Pulse 1-
FEH Time's Pulse 3 Time's Pulse 3FEH Time's Pulse 2 Time's Pulse 2FEH Star Rarity 5

OverallEdit

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Base SetEdit

Sothis is a Dark Mythic Hero who is an Infantry Red Dragon unit as well. She is a potent offensive unit who can be terrifying to face and immensely useful on the other hand. Unfortunately, because she is a Dark Mythic Hero, she is not suited for offensive Aether Raids as using her incurs a score penalty. Nonetheless, for defensive Aether Raid teams or general Arena Teams, Sothis sits at the top as a powerful asset with no particular weakness in any of her stats other than middling defensive stats, but her weapon and skills solve this. Her Spd is among the best in the game, especially with an Asset, allowing her to easily prevent follow-up attacks and execute them herself against key match-ups as well as a respectable base 34 Atk for solid offense all around.

Sublime Surge negates "effective against dragon" weapon effect, thus neutralizing common anti-dragon threats like Marth, Lucina, Alm, and Legendary Tiki, covering what would have been her one glaring weakness. It also packs Distant Counter for good measure, allowing her to retaliate against strong ranged options while also exploiting their lower defensive stat. Her unique special Sirius boosts he damage by 30% based on her Spd stat and also recovers 30% of the damage she dealt, giving her solid damage and recovery when it activates.

Sothis's base kit focused mainly on offense with Atk/Spd Solo to boost her two key stats when isolated from her allies, Wrath to quickly charge her special when injured, and her new Time's Pulse grants a special cooldown -1 effect if her special was charged at the beginning of the turn.

CountersEdit

Sothis is a tricky unit as her weapon immediately removes her weakness to anti-dragon weapon units. Blue close range units who can either bypass her speed tier and/or survive her magic based attacks are the best options. Fallen Hardin or Selkie are two excellent choices given that the former can double her regardless with Vengeful Fighter equipped and has decent bulk while the latter has the natural Res to resist her attack while her Spd neutralizes both of their abilities to follow-up, thus leaving it a matter of color advantage on Selkie's part. Guard and Special Fighter are the best skills to slow down her offense as she does rely on Sirius to cause as much damage as possible. Legendary Marth does not have dragon effectiveness as normal, but he has Binding Shield, neutralizing her ability to attack or perform follow-up attacks depending on who initiates battle. She is susceptible to Resistance based Ploys as well as Panic Ploy since she has average HP. Dazzling Staff/Wrathful Staff can also help to chip her down or if they attack an enemy within two spaces of her, using the two staffs with Savage Blow to chip away 14 of her health per attack.

Skill InheritanceEdit

Sothis merely requires Reposition (or any desired assist skill) to complete her kit as the unit position of the skill is the standard.

Since she is best set for a Defensive Aether Raid team, forcing the enemy into baiting her becomes a challenge. Increasing her ranged bulk is a solid idea with Distant Defense or improving her performance overall with Bonus Doubler to double any buffs she receives from her allies. Null Follow-Up will disable enemies who attempt to use Desperation against her and likewise any enemy that tries to stop her follow-ups, such as the above mentioned Binding Shield. Skill C is flexible in options, though Smoke skills work great on her.

Silver Specter
Mysterious girl upon a throne within dreams. A vision that appears for just one night during the winter festival. Appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Sothis Silver Specter Heroes spriteTitle
Silver Specter
Group
Heroes Armored Armored
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
41/44/47
4/5/6
32/35/39
7/8/9
37/41/44
7/8/9
26/30/33
8/9/10
32/35/38
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Snow's Grace
FEH skill special Daylight
FEH Wind Breath Dragonstone

SkillsEdit

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseFire Breath---
Fire Breath+---
Flametongue---
Snow's Grace-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialDaylight-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
NoontimeDaylight-FEH Star Rarity 4
Sirius-FEH Star Rarity 5-
AFEH Distant Counter Distant Counter-FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Special Fighter 1 Special Fighter 1--
FEH Special Fighter 2 Special Fighter 2FEH Special Fighter 1 Special Fighter 1-
FEH Special Fighter 3 Special Fighter 3FEH Special Fighter 2 Special Fighter 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Threaten Res 1 Threaten Res 1--
25px Threat Atk/Res 1FEH Threaten Res 1 Threaten Res 1FEH Star Rarity 4
25px Threat Atk/Res 225px Threat Atk/Res 1FEH Star Rarity 5
25px Threat Atk/Res 325px Threat Atk/Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5

OverallEdit

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Base SetEdit

Winter Sothis is more or less like her Mythic form, but in most ways, even more terrifying. She is a Green armored dragon with perhaps one of the strongest statline distributions with an incredible 51 Neutral Atk and 44 Spd with her weapon. Her Res is excellent as is her HP and while her Def is mediocre at best, it is still workable overall. She has only one noticeable weakness, but other than the main one listed bellow, she is an excellent armored fighter and can run a mixed bulk set with ease that allows her to perform in either turn without much difficulty.

Snow's Grace automatically neutralizes her Dragon status, allowing her to fully exploit her breath's adaptive damage against ranged units without suffering from dragon slaying weapons. For good measure, she gains +3 Spd to bring her to the aforementioned 44 neutral Spd. Finally, the weapon is at its strongest so long as she is over 50% health as she gains a +5 boost to her four core stats during combat as long as she fulfills this requirement. She also retains her unique special Sirius which boost her Atk by 30% of her Spd (thus a base 15 true damage with her neutral Spd and weapon in effect) and also heals her for 30% of the damage she dealt. This serves as an excellent damage boost and heal in one package, making it further difficult to engage her safely without restoring her back to health.

Distant Counter allows her to counterattack ranged enemies, cementing her ability to effectively check or threaten just about any unit in game. Special Fighter accelerates her special cooldown while slowing her enemies so long as her HP is 50% or more. Finally Threaten Attack Resistance inflicts Atk/Res -5 on enemies within two spaces while also boosting her Atk/Res by 5 if there is an enemy within two spaces of herself.

CountersEdit

Her only notable weakness is her Armor status, which leaves her vulnerable to Armor slaying weapon users like Tobin or Hana who also have color advantage and can exploit her lower Def. While Legendary Marth does not deal effective damage, the Binding Shield prevents her from attacking. Firesweep Weapons can attack her in similar fashion without fearing retaliation. Finally Dazzling Staff/Wrathful Staff combo users can also achieve this same effect. Bear in mind that her bulk overall mitigates these to an extent where only a few instances occur where these are true counters.

Skill InheritanceEdit

Winter Sothis is literally built to go without any sort of inheritance needed to replace her existing skills save for maybe her Skill C to an armor/dragon oriented skill like Hone Armor/Dragons or go for the desired Armor March for armor teams in particular. Pivot fills her only empty skill slot as it gives her extra movement thanks to its ability to position herself on the opposite side of an ally.

Quotes Edit

Heroes Edit

Sothis/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings Edit

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Sothis and Byleth - Guardian of Order

Byleth helped Dimitri to finally crush the ambitions of the Empire. After the war, Rhea stepped down from her role as archbishop, and Byleth swore to lead the Church of Seiros in her stead. He/She helped to guide the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus as it brought leadership to the newly unified Fódlan and worked tirelessly to create a peaceful world free from the shackles of oppression.

Sothis and Byleth - Ruler of Dawn

Together, Byleth and Claude sent the Fell King, Nemesis, a foe from a bygone age, back to the flames of eternity from whence he came. Afterward, Claude left Fódlan, leaving Byleth to ascend the throne as the first leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan. As he took his schemes and dreams and efforts to a far-off land, he hoped dearly that their joint efforts would one day allow for a world where all of humanity can co exist in peace and harmony, regardless of borders or bloodlines.

Sothis and Byleth - Wings of the Hegemon

Byleth fought alongside Edelgard to bring an end to the tyranny of a godlike being. Though he/she was wounded in the battle and lost the power of the progenitor god, he/she remained determined to walk his/her destined path. With his/her legendary blade in hand, he/she will never stop standing against those who slither in the dark until Fódlan at last knows everlasting peace.

Sothis and Byleth - Wandering Flame

Byleth defeated those who slither in the dark and put down the crazed Immaculate One. In the aftermath of the loss of Fódlan's great leading figures, he/she ascended the throne as the first leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan. In his/her heart lived the indelible hope that their efforts would one day yield an era in which the people knew true peace and the horrors of war were a hazy memory of the past.
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Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Super Smash Bros. UltimateEdit

“Your will and mine be now as one! To you, both sides of time are revealed! Through Smash, show the world!”
—Sothis during Byleth's reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Progenitor God Ruptured Heaven

Sothis' appearance in Byleth's final Smash, Progenitor God Ruptured Heaven

Sothis appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during Byleth's reveal trailer. The scenario is a spoof of Where the Goddess Dwells where Solon captures male Byleth in the void. Instead of giving him her powers, she uses an invitation for Smash to escape the void. Later, after Byleth is shown being defeated by the numerous swordsmen in Smash, in which Sothis asks how he plans on dealing with them despite being a swordsman himself. The scene immediately cuts to female Byleth instead, revealing that she is also playable in Ultimate. For her cheek, Sothis bequeaths Aymr, Areadbhar, and Failnaught for them to use in their moveset. Sothis cheers on Byleth as they enter Smash, vowing to lend her power.

In game, Sothis appears in Byleth's Final Smash, Progenitor God Ruptured Heaven during the start up sequence if the initial hit connects and grant Byleth her power saying "Your will and mine are now as one!", which transforms their hair color similar to how it is when the two merge. As the Final Smash concludes and the opponents are launched, Sothis is later heard saying "The end approaches!"

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Artwork of Byleth's Sothis palette

Byleth's sixth alternate costume directly references to Sothis, while Byleth's form when merged with Sothis is referenced in Byleth's seventh and eighth alternate costume. Sothis also appears as a Legendary Spirit as part of the Three Houses DLC spirits added to the game.

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Sothis is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Etymology Edit

Sothis is the Greek name of the Egyptian goddess Sopdet, who is the personification of the star Sirius.

TriviaEdit

  • Sothis' artwork shows her with the Sword of the Creator.
  • Sothis shares her English voice actor, Cassandra Lee Morris, with Julia and Clarisse from Fire Emblem Heroes.
  • Despite appearing purely as an NPC, Sothis is coded in Three Houses with a fully functioning battle model, unique battle dialogue lines, and critical cut-ins. These are not accessible normally except via hacking.
    • Sothis does, however, appear in battle when Byleth uses the Sothis Shield.
    • Sothis' code has her as a Dancer.
  • Sothis is one of the characters who can have S-Supports with both a male and a female Byleth. The others are: Edelgard, Linhardt, Dorothea, Mercedes, Gilbert (platonic), Alois (platonic), Rhea, Jeritza and Yuri.
  • Sothis stands as 135cm (or about 4’5”).
  • Her nickname "Fell Star" is a reference to her name in Chinese as "Heaven Wolf Star", where Sirius is one of four stars said to bring bad luck and disasters. Sirius represents invasion and conquest.
  • Part of Sothis' magic sigil depicts the Jewish Sephirot.
    • The same sigil is shown to be use for all forms of magic save for Dark Magic.
  • In Heroes, Sothis is the first and so far only breath character that does not have a dragon form.
  • Interestingly enough, during both Verdant Wind and Silver Snow, Rhea claims that Nemesis had stolen Sothis's "remains" from the Holy Tomb. This would imply that Sothis had already died prior to Nemesis breaking into the Holy Tomb. This would contradict Rhea claiming that Sothis had fallen asleep after expending her power to heal the continent following the war with the Agarthans.
    • This could be similar to Duma's last words upon defeat, where he claims that he would "sleep" alongside Mila, despite their bodies being destroyed and their remains buried to form into the Mila Tree.
  • In a survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Sothis ranked 10th with 9.8% of the vote among those who completed the game in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:2.
  • In a survey conducted by Famitsu Magazine, Sothis placed 11th for females and 20th overall with 440 votes in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. She also placed 4th among S-Supports chosen in the first playthrough with 275 votes.
  • In the fourth survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Sothis placed 25th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:4. She ranked 25th among those who completed the game with 16 points.
  • In the fifth survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Sothis tied with Annette for 22nd in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:4. She ranked 22nd among those who completed the game with 4.2% of the vote.
  • According to the Fire Emblem: Three Houses Interview, due to her fragmented memories Sothis' appearance when she appears before Byleth is incomplete, something "half way" to how she looked in life both in size and appearance. Her original humanoid form is briefly seen among the images that flash by near the beginning of the game.

GalleryEdit

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