|Origin||Laurens, County, South Carolina|
|Date of Birth||November 8, 1979|
|Has played a Fire Emblem game since||Super Smash Bros. Melee|
|Favorite Fire Emblem game||Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Favorite Fire Emblem character||Ayra|
|Likes||Japanese, ole-playing video games (like Final Fantasy series , Dragon Quest series, Mana series, and Fire Emblem series), contemporary R&B, Latin music, reggae, jazz, video game music, orchestral music, computers, computer graphics, YouTube, wikisites, high-end gadgetry, singing competition shows (especially American Idol and The X Factor), renovation shows, beneficial alternative lifestyles, Investigation Discovery network, democratic countries|
|Dislikes||Cults (he was raised in one), video game censorship, chip music, feminist dogma, anti-freedom propaganda, Eurocentrism, policies based on hatred or falsehood, strict authorities, controlling relationships, punishment without due process, Orwellian countries/legislation|
Tedius Zanarukando (born on November 8, 1979, in Knoxville, Tennessee) has been a Fire Emblem fan since 2002, before it was introduced to the North American market. He merely discovered Fire Emblem before Super Smash Bros. Melee came out. He became a Fire Emblem fan when Marth's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee received his attention. He started the Fire Emblem sector of Wikipedia, including the series' main Wikipedia article, during his early days as a Wikipedia. His favorite Fire Emblem game is Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu. His favorite Fire Emblem character is Ayra, who appeared in the game and who started the Swordmaster class, which is his favorite class. His favorite weapon type in Fire Emblem is swords. In 2007, he witnessed disappointing mass deletion of content on that sector and believes that the Fire Emblem sector was overrun by deletionists. He was predicted to reject Super Smash Bros. Brawl due to predictions on how the Fire Emblem series will be represented in the game. That prediction came true when he saw the pre-release game footage that leaked the full roster.
Tedius Zanarukando was raised in a Jehovah's Witness household in Laurens County, South Carolina. He left his original religion Jehovah's Witnesses in 2003, because the organization's stance on video games is too restrictive and has questionable and contradictory beliefs, many of which have been exposed as a lie. He left the parental home and relocated to Anderson, South Carolina, on June 23, 2007. Fire Emblem is his favorite Nintendo franchise. His favorite Nintendo character was originally Samus, up until the release of Super Smash Bros. Melee. Marth was his favorite Nintendo character from the time of Super Smash Bros. Melee up until 2004, being overtaken by Ayra. He nominated Ayra to be playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl but that came unfulfilled. He criticized and rejected Super Smash Bros. Brawl for cutting corners in Fire Emblem representation, for having Lyndis an an Assist Trophy rather than a playable character, and for Fire Emblem representation being focused too much on Tellius, for being represented in the playable roster with only male characters, and for lacking representation of the Jugdral series. He has nominated Lyndis to be promoted to playable status for Super Smash Bros. 4, an idea likely to be foreshadowed by Little Mac of the Punch-Out!! franchise. However, that fell on deaf ears.
Zanarukando mains Fire Emblem characters in Super Smash Bros. His weapon of choice in Fire Emblem is swords.