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“How can I know courage if I don't face bloody death a bunch of times? I'll fight for the Shepherds until I've damn well EARNED the title of knight!”
—Sully to Vaike

Sully is a playable character in Fire Emblem Awakening.

Profile[]

Sully is a member of Chrom's Shepherds, and was born into a long line of Ylissean knights and Sully was easily expected to become one herself. Sully had two older brothers who became Ylissean knights themselves, though she notes that both have since passed. She genuinely desired to become a knight for Ylisse from a young age and, despite being able to acquire the title merely by birthright, Sully chose to forego her inheritance and earn the title for herself. Devoting herself to training and fighting on the front lines, Sully became a formidable knight, even drawing the attention of Chrom who she trained with in her youth. When Chrom formed the Shepherds, Sully was among the first to join the cause.

Sully was deployed in the direction of Southtown to rendezvous with Chrom, Lissa, Frederick, and Robin who was heading back to Ylisse. As they neared the capital, Sully encountered him amidst a forest fire instigated by corpse soldiers that descended from a portal in the sky. She was also unknowingly tailed by the mysterious traveling Archer Virion who was attempting to flirt with her during the battle. Sully, repulsed by his advances, brushed him off with a piercing word and a well-landed kick before reaching Chrom to help dispatch the Risen.

Upon Chrom's return to Ylisse, Emmeryn tasked Chrom with seeking aid from Ferox for the impending conflict between Ylisse and Plegia. Sully volunteered to accompany Chrom and remained a stalwart companion throughout the Ylisse-Plegia war and the conflicts afterwards.

If Chrom decides to marry Sully at the end of the Chapter 11, she becomes his wife during the two years between Chapter 11 and Chapter 12, thus making her the queen of Ylisse. During those two years, she will give birth to a daughter named Lucina. At the end of Chapter 13, after witnessing "Marth" weeping in Chrom's arms, Sully immediately assumes that she is his mistress, causing her to lose her temper out of hurt and disbelief. After the two talk, "Marth" draws Sully's attention to the Brand on her left eye, revealing that she is the future version of her daughter, Lucina. After revealing the purpose of her return and the ruinous future to potentially come, Sully and Lucina share a warm embrace, happy to be reuinied across time.

Paralogue[]

During the events of Paralogue 8, when Sully is directed to speak to Kjelle, the ensuing conversation will see Sully taking the initiative to address Kjelle, to which Kjelle, startled by her mother's sudden appearance, exclaims in shock. Similarly startled by Kjelle's unexpected response, Sully questions if there is anything of interest on her face, compelling Kjelle to break out of her reverie. Upon listening to Kjelle's apology for her imprudent behavior, Sully brushes it off, before warning her that her plan to directly tackle the enemy is risky and foolhardy. When Kjelle responds by defending her stance, Sully, impressed by her bulwark resoluteness in firmly sticking to her belief, promises to assist her in carrying out her plan. After the battle concludes, the two will once again converse with each other, where Kjelle reveals her pressing need to search for her parents, with naught but her mother's ring to do so. Sully requests to take a look at the ring, and upon verifying it as the exact same one as the one she is wearing, proceeds to acknowledge Kjelle as her daughter. When Kjelle responds with immense incredulity, Sully slyly asks whether she had expected someone prettier. Kjelle, visibly flustered, hurriedly asserts that Sully is as beautiful as she remembers her to be, and had played a pivotal role in equipping her with the necessary skills for survival. Sully, flattered and touched by her daughter's words, then requests for her to sit down and divulge every detail of the future.

After the war ends, Sully will continue performing her knightly duties diligently, eventually becoming a knight who is revered by one and all, where her beauty and skill causes her to be heralded a heroine by women.

Personality[]

A tomboy at heart, Sully possesses a personality that is characterized by a spirited zealousness, brimming with self-confidence and passion - a fact that has caused her to be regarded as being cooler than most men, earning her the admiration of many a woman in Ylisse. Such a fact is reinforced in her supports with Miriel, who notes that her language is rather brusque and vulgar, alongside her general character being one that is aggressive, traits that are stereotypically instituted as hallmarks of masculinity. She shows very little care in more traditional feminine pursuits such as cooking and sewing, even scoffing at the notion to comply with the stereotypical mold of what a woman should be. Rather, Sully prefers to train and perfect her skills so she can achieve her dream of becoming a respectable knight.

Sully has also proven to be obstinate, headstrong and independent, as is the case during her supports with Vaike, where she reveals that in spite of her being able to leech off her family's reputable standing in society to assail through the ranks in the knightly order, she refuses to do any such thing, preferring to earn the right to attain glory and recognition through sheer determination and grit on her part. Likewise, Sully holds high standards when choosing her partner as she desires someone who wants to make something of themselves and has earned her respect as she does want to spend her life with a special someone once they prove themselves to her.

Despite her general apathy towards her feminine image, Sully does, in actuality, fret over her appearances and personality at times. This may be gleaned from her supports with Miriel, where she reveals an insecurity over her inability to fit into the mold of demureness that a typical lady is expected to conform to. Despite putting in an honest effort to improve her social etiquette and vocabulary, Miriel and Sully come to conclusion that her natural demeanor has its own charm and is content with her core. Sully attributes her "masculine" attitude because her two older brothers were also Ylissean knights.

Her aversion to more domesticated pursuits and tasks have left her inept in these regards. While she notes that she cleans her dwellings on a regular basis, mainly because she designs it more to be a workout than chores, most of her other skills are shaky at best. However, her biggest bane is her utterly horrendous cooking skills with her roster information stating that she is the worst in the army. Sadly, her immediate daughter Kjelle seems to have inherited this quirk.

In her Summer Scramble conversation with Nowi, it is revealed that she cannot swim. In her Summer Scramble conversation with Panne, it is revealed that she loves rabbits and used to own one as a kid that died of old age.

In-Game[]

Awakening[]

Recruitment[]

She is automatically recruited at the start of Turn 2 of Chapter 1.

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FE13 Sully Cavalier Map SpriteCavalier
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
22071886727
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Discipline (FE13)DisciplineSwordIconFE13Sword - E
LanceIconFE13Lance - D
Bronze Lance FE13Bronze Lance

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
85% 55% 20% 60% 60% 60% 45% 25%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
85% 55% 20% 60% 60% 60% 45% 30%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 60% 20% 55% 55% 60% 50% 25%

Max Stat Modifiers[]

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
-1 -1 +2 +2 0 -1 0

Supports[]

See also: Sully/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class Sets[]

Base Classes Promoted Classes
-
-

Overall[]

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.
Base Class[]

Sully is, without a doubt, one of the strongest of the first generation cast of Awakening. While many point to her lack of Galeforce as a con, they often do not take into account Sully’s excellent performance within the early game of Awakening, where no unit posses Galeforce. Sully befits the Cain archetypal mold within this game, in which she is not just of the Cavalier class, but also characterized by higher Speed, Skill, and Luck growths relative to those possessed by Stahl, alongside lower growths in Strength, Defense, and HP. This essentially means that Sully will be able to gain the ability to proficiently perform both double attacks much earlier than Stahl can - A fact that is only offset by her awkward defenses, rendering it imperative for her to avoid sustaining too much damage. In addition, Sully's combination of excellent join time and Discipline makes it possible to achieve B rank in Lances before Chapter 5, which can be very helpful in taking out enemies with Frederick's Silver Lance if she has more Speed the Frederick does.

As a Great Knight, Sully will gain some much needed Strength, at the expense of her Skill and Speed. While this may make her stat caps rather lopsided, she will still be able to perform moderately well in this class nonetheless, although Stahl and Frederick will probably serve better over her in these classes - Owing to the fact that only her Skill and Speed caps surpass theirs, while their caps in all other stats surpass hers. Regardless of this, Sully can still deign to benefit by learning the useful Luna and Dual Guard+ skills before being re-classed into a class that better suits her. As a Paladin, Sully's stats will be more balanced, compounded by the fact that her key strengths in Skill and Speed are accentuated by this class. To further complement these benefits, the Defender skill will provide Sully with several decent stat boosts in Pair Up situations, while the Aegis skill allows her to better fend off Magic-based attacks—especially useful for offsetting her atrocious Resistance. Ultimately, Paladin may be the most effective class for Sully, as she has the tools to patch her weaknesses with Aegis and Lancebreaker and augment her strengths with Luna, Astra, and Swordfaire, as well as giving her insane movement range with Deliverer while paired up with her spouse. Overall Sully works better as a Paladin over Great Knight due to having more flexibility with her movement, which can be very help in certain situations, as well as keeping her excellent Speed stat. If the player encounters any major issues with her Strength, the Energy Drop that is dropped by the boss of Chapter 8 can be a solid option in helping her in that regard.

Reclassing[]

Sully's two re-class options are that of the Myrmidon and Wyvern Rider class lines. As a Myrmidon, Sully's naturally high Speed and Skill growth rates will render her an excellent one, although she will be outshone by Lon'qu in terms of quite a number of stats. Furthermore, she can learn Vantage in this class, which can potentially safeguard her from impending doom when she is in a tight spot, as it allows her to quickly take enemies out before they get the opportunity to do so. Thereafter promoting Sully into either a Swordmaster or an Assassin will present her the opportunity to further hone her asset stats in Skill and Speed, as these classes will further accentuate her growths in these two fields. As a Swordmaster specifically, Sully will be able to learn Swordfaire, which will substantially bolster her sword-based damage, providing some form of remedy to her low Strength. Far more useful is her ability to learn Astra, which allows her to not just perform multiple attacks, but also potentially pile critical strikes on her target while doing so - A fact that may exacerbate her total damage output, where it could potentially reach a value equivalent to a possible 7.5 times the damage she can normally inflict. As an Assassin, Sully's ability to learn Lethality may be considered botched at best, as it only possesses a small chance to activate, specifically at about 10% in all her possible classes.

As a Wyvern Rider, Sully's Strength will be exponentially boosted. In comparison to Cherche, she will be faster and more skillful, although this comes at the expense of her low Strength and Defense. Nevertheless, Sully is still quite capable in this class, and can even stand to benefit from the class's liberation of her terrain movement limitations. Like other Wyvern-based units, however, it is imperative for her to be mindful of both bow-wielding and Wyrmslayer-wielding enemies. As a Wyvern Lord, Sully can learn Quick Burn, which will greatly enhance her offensive capabilities during the opening eaves of any given battle, enough so for her to take out as many enemies as she can manage. This benefit is further enhanced by her ability to learn Swordbreaker, which grants her an upper advantage when dealing with sword-users, who are, more often than not, frightfully accurate with their attacks. As a Griffon Rider, Sully can learn Deliverer, which allows her to not just close up the distance separating her from her enemies, but also effectively flee to safer grounds for the express purpose of being healed. Lancebreaker, which Sully stands to learn from this class, is also decent to obtain, and when simultaneously picked up with Swordbreaker, she will thence be able to reach daunting heights in her prowess on the battlefield.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Crimson Knight
A member of the Shepherds who is serious about becoming a great knight. Appears in Fire Emblem Awakening.

Base Stats[]

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Heroes Sully Sprite (3*)Title
Crimson Knight
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
35/38/41
5/6/7
20/23/26
7/8/9
27/30/33
6/7/8
18/21/24
4/5/6
21/24/27
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Steel LanceFEH Lance Lance
✯✯✯✯
150pxTitle
Crimson Knight
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
36/39/42
6/7/8
22/25/28
7/8/9
29/32/35
5/6/7
19/22/25
4/5/6
22/25/28
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Sapphire Lance
FEH skill support Draw Back
FEH Lance Lance
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Sully Sprite (5*)Title
Crimson Knight
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
39/42/45
6/7/8
23/26/30
7/8/9
31/34/37
6/7/8
21/24/27
5/6/7
24/28/31
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Sapphire Lance+
FEH skill support Draw Back
FEH Lance Lance

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance-FEH Star Rarity 3-
Sapphire LanceSteel LanceFEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Sapphire Lance+Sapphire LanceFEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
Bull Spear--FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportDraw Back-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
BFEH Swordbreaker 1 Swordbreaker 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Swordbreaker 2 Swordbreaker 2FEH Swordbreaker 1 Swordbreaker 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Swordbreaker 3 Swordbreaker 3FEH Swordbreaker 2 Swordbreaker 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Spur Def 1 Spur Def 1--
FEH Spur Def 2 Spur Def 2FEH Spur Def 1 Spur Def 1-
FEH Spur Def 3 Spur Def 3FEH Spur Def 2 Spur Def 2FEH Star Rarity 4

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]

Sully is one of many Lance Cavalry units that was a part of the launch cast of Heroes. As a result of this, she suffers from awkward stat distributions with her Spd being her strongest stat, sitting at 34. She has modest mixed bulk scores of 66 physical and 70 magical. However, Sully is hampered by her low Atk at 26, which is among the lower end of the initial roster. She requires a lot of work to be brought up to speed but is relatively straightforward in use once built around her strengths.
Sully starting weapon is the Sapphire Lance which grants her a 30% increase to her color advantage against Reds as well as a 30% increase to her color disadvantage against Greens. Her later unique Bull Spear is essentially a stronger Sapphire Lance, but when refined, if she is within two spaces of a cavalry unit that wields either a Sword, Lance, or Axe, when Sully initiates combat, she attacks twice allowing her to brave attack foes.
Draw Back allows Sully to interact with an ally and move herself and that ally back one space if both can travel onto the applicable tiles. Swordbreaker grants Sully a guaranteed Follow-Up Attack against sword units and disables her foe's ability to do so, syncing well with her weapon to let her dispatch Sword units in particular. Spur Defense grants +4 Def to allies adjacent to her during their combat.

Counters[]

Sully is hard walled by Greens in general as her default lance ensures that she deals little if any damage to such colors. In general, Sully is easily stopped by high Def units and lacks natural Spd to avoid receiving Follow-Up Attacks from non-Reds. Even then, some Reds simply overpower her through her average defensive stats. Being a cavalry units also makes her weak to units with cavalry-effective weapons like Micaiah and Brave Lysithea. Without any means to counterattack at range, ranged units can also safely engage her and whittle her down easily.

Skill Inheritance[]

Sully requires an overhaul of her kit to give better synergy with her Bull Spear. Reposition is a better Assist Skill for stronger positioning options both offensively and defensively. Moonbow is a quick charging Special that allows her to ignore 30% of her foe's Def when she attacks and can even use Luna to ignore 50% Def in exchange for needing one more attack to charge.
On a budget, Fury gives a flat increase to her stats to bring them to a slightly more respectable level, albeit at the cost of 6 non-lethal recoil after battle. Triangle Adept further increases her advantage against Red units at the cost of further disadvantage against Greens. Fierce Stance gives a +6 increase to her Atk when her foe initiates combat. Hone Cavalry gives Sully better synergy when used on her preferred team of physical melee range cavalry units by giving them supportive boosts to their offensive stats as well.
With a bit more investment, Sully can use Kestrel Stance for both the Atk increase, but also the Spd increase to potentially quad-attack foes some foes. Trace skills can give her the ability to Canto after battle and disengage.

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Crimson Knight Sully
Sully crimson knight pop01 Sully is a member of Ylisse's Shepherds! She's tough, confident, and direct, and many women in Ylisse admire her for her uncompromising attitude.
Sully crimson knight pop02 Sully was born into a family of knights, but she refused to take her post without having earned it first. And so, she joined the Shepherds to hone her skills.
Sully crimson knight pop03 With her rough and tough personality and commitment to her training, Sully has neglected to learn other, more domestic skills, such as cooking. I hear that when the Shepherds have to camp out, she usually volunteers to tend to the fire instead, in order to avoid potential culinary catastrophes.
Sully crimson knight pop04 Of course, her cooking skills are hardly important, because she's got her heart set on being just like an ancient hero nicknamed “the Bull,” a knight who served the Hero-King long ago. Seeing how hard she trains herself day and night, I know she'll make her dream come true!
Closely Associated Characters
Chrom A prince of Ylisse and descendant of the Hero-King. Leads the Shepherds. He has been friends with Sully since they were children.
Stahl A kind but slightly scatterbrained knight who serves with the Shepherds. Inspired by Sully's admiration of “the Bull” of legend, he aspires to be like the ancient hero's comrade, “the Panther.”

Quotes[]

Awakening[]

Sully/Awakening Quotes

Heroes[]

Sully/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[]

Sully - Crimson Knight
Sully continued her knightly duties and soon became a trusted leader on the field and off. Her dashing figure and significant skills made her a hero to women everywhere.
Sully and Robin
Many wrote of Robin's legendary exploits, but accounts of his origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone--he loved his wife, Sully, above all else.
Sully and Chrom
After Grima’s defeat, Chrom was officially welcomed as Ylisse’s new Exalt. Queen Sully rode far and wide on his behalf, her gallant and radiant figure the envy of women everywhere.
Sully and Donnel
Donnel returned to his tiny village and built a happy life with his mother and his wife, Sully. The latter established a militia much like the Shepherds to arm the villagers against the threat of brigands.
Sully and Frederick
As Ylisse's new knight captain, Frederick took charge of keeping the peace and training new recruits. His wife, Sully, assisted him, becoming an object of admiration for strong women the world round.
Sully and Gaius
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. Sully disapproved and was said to pester for her husband to take the examination for Ylissean knighthood instead.
Sully and Gregor
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess. Sully pestered her husband to take the Ylissean knighthood examination, but he instead continued his mercenary work on the sly.
Sully and Henry
Henry settled down with Sully and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Sully trained their newborn daughter hard in the art of war, and the girl rose to every expectation.
Sully and Kellam
Sully continued her knightly duties and led vital missions, soon becoming a role model for women everywhere. Her husband's name has been lost to history.
Sully and Libra
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. To this day, the children call Libra "Mother" and Sully "Boss".
Sully and Lon'qu
Lon'qu returned to Regna Ferox and served as Basilio's right-hand man. He and Sully carried out countless missions together, and the latter became close friends with another outspoken woman, Flavia.
Sully and Ricken
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Sully made for a strict, but fair, companion, and the couple thrived together.
Sully and Stahl
Sully and Stahl became the left and right arms of Ylisse and conducted crucial missions across the realm. Their red-and-green banners soon became know everywhere as a symbol of justice and strength.
Sully and Vaike
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, he was no match for Sully, who dragged her poor husband on countless missions in the name of Ylisse.
Sully and Virion
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. But in time he was forgiven, largely thanks to the bold (and slightly terrifying) nature of his wife, Sully.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 144 CYL Sully Portrait
Awakening
1,938
CYL2 445
↓301
CYL Sully Portrait
Awakening
321
↓1,617
CYL3 406
↑39
CYL Sully Portrait
Awakening
323
↑2
CYL4 495
↓89
CYL Sully Portrait
Awakening
102
↓221
CYL5 436
↑30
CYL Sully Portrait
Awakening
70
↓32
CYL6 417
↑29
CYL Sully Portrait
Awakening
105
↑35

CYL7 366
↑51
CYL Sully Portrait
Awakening
67
↓38

Etymology[]

In English, Sully is essentially a verb that means "to dirty". This could either function as a reference to her willingness to work harder than most men to prove her worth or an allusion to her rebelling against the social mold of the conventional lady through her masculine appearance and mannerisms. Sully is also a diminutive of Sullivan, a Celtic masculine name that means "hawk-eyed".

Sully's Japanese name may be derived from the French word soirée, meaning evening, a possible means to complement Stahl's Japanese name sol, meaning "sun" in Latin, Spanish and Portuguese.

Trivia[]

  • Sully and Stahl are one of four Cain and Abel pairs to not join the army in the same chapter (the others being Cain/Abel in Mystery of the Emblem, Oscar/Kieran, and Kaze/Saizo), and the only male/female pair themselves.
  • Sully shares her English voice actress, Amanda C. Miller, with Cherche and Elincia in the latter's appearance in Heroes.
  • Sully's official artwork depicts her wielding an Iron Lance.
  • Sully has unique battle models for each of her Cavalier-related classes:
    • As a Cavalier, she has red armor.
    • As a Paladin, she has a red color scheme.
    • As a Great Knight, she has a red color scheme and wears pants instead of a leotard.
  • Sully's birthday is the same day that Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon was released in Europe.
  • In Sully's B-rank Support with Lucina, one of her sound clips is erroneously replaced by one of Olivia's. This only occurs in the European French version of the game.
  • A set of map sprites featuring Sully as a Hero exists within the game data, although they are unused in the main game itself.
  • Sully was voted the 21st most popular female character in the Fire Emblem Awakening Character Popularity Poll.

Gallery[]

See main article: Sully/Gallery.

References[]

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