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“Mya ha! They'll remember ME once I drive my axe into their...Wait...my axe! Where's my axe?!”
—Vaike misplacing his axe in Chapter 2

Vaike is a playable character in Fire Emblem Awakening.

Profile[]

Vaike is the self-proclaimed rival of Chrom and a member of the Shepherds. He aspires to become "a warrior among warriors", and is always eager to seek challengers to prove his might. He holds Chrom in a regard that is higher than that which he holds for anyone else, as the lord is the first person who has ever viewed him as an equal. Vaike's supports reveal that he was born and raised in a poor village, where he was once notorious for leading a small band of children in the engagement of mischievous antics. His life underwent a radical change when Emmeryn paid a visit to his village, where he, touched by her words, swore to become a great fighter.

In the events of Awakening, Vaike is first introduced in Chapter 2, at the point when Lissa introduces Robin to the rest of the Shepherds. Chrom thereafter announces that the Shepherds will be heading north to Ferox on a mission to seek their assistance in fending off the threat posed by Plegia. Along the way to Ferox, the Shepherds encounter a Risen army on an unnamed road. Vaike valiantly prepares for battle, only for him to realise that he has misplaced his axe. Fortunately, Miriel catches up with the Shepherds shortly afterwards, where she finds the axe on the ground and returns it to him, making sure to reprimand him as she does so.

After the war, Vaike returns to the streets that raised him, where he is welcomed as a hero.

Personality[]

Brimming with confidence and a brash, headstrong disposition, Vaike is painted heavily by his abnormally inflated ego, a fact that is bolstered by him constantly referring to himself as Teach (俺様 Ore-sama, lit. The Great Me in the Japanese version) among numerous other self-granted titles. At times, he can be full of himself so much that he cannot comprehend how certain of his allies outshine him, such as Sully having more female fans than he does or even expresses jealousy that Tharja pines over Robin rather than him. Nonetheless, Vaike's stubbornness and earnestness makes him a formidable warrior who never gives up on a challenge or a goal once he has set his mind to it.

Clearly befitting the archetypal mold of the man in possession of more brawn than brains, Vaike seeks to fulfill the purpose of strengthening himself and thereafter becoming the greatest fighter in the entire world. Vaike's origins are that of a "Podunk villageboy" who found purpose through the words of Emmeryn and wants to fight for a greater purpose. Vaike seeks strong rivals, in particular having a mutual rivalry with Chrom. Despite his claims as the greatest warrior, he has openly acknowledged that Chrom is the best warrior in the realm and enjoys sparring with him the most as a result. Likewise, he develops a fierce rivalry with Lon'qu, showing that he can admit when someone is his superior and shows humility of his own capabilities in such instances.

Vaike is completely simple-minded and hardly dwells on things, nor does he express much complex thought in situations. His absent-mindedness and general lack of tact in lieu of his ego often are at odds with his goals. Because he is often grandstanding, he tends to misplace his belongings at inopportune times. His carelessness is so pronounced, he is considered the best at misplacing things in the army. This is best exemplified by him losing his axe just before the start of battle after boasting of his greatness during his battlefield deployment in Chapter 2 as well as failing to relay vital information to members of the army. Vaike is at least self aware of this but does not care, even admitting that he operates completely on instinct, brute force, and stupidity to keep on fighting as his main battle style.

In-Game[]

Fire Emblem Awakening[]

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FE13 Vaike Fighter Map SpriteFighter
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
324+590864505
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
MaxHPPlus5HP +5AxeIconFE13Axe - D-

Growth Rates[]

Class:

Default (Fighter/Warrior)
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
105% 75% 10% 65% 50% 45% 50% 10%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
105% 70% 10% 70% 55% 45% 50% 10%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
110% 75% 10% 60% 55% 45% 45% 10%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
95% 65% 10% 70% 60% 45% 45% 10%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
100% 70% 10% 75% 60% 45% 45% 10%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
95% 60% 25% 70% 55% 45% 45% 15%

Max Stat Modifers[]

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
+3 -2 +1 +1 -1 0 -2

Supports[]

See also: Vaike/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class Sets[]

Base Classes Promoted Classes
-
-

Inheritance[]

Vaike has two Male-only classes; Fighter and Barbarian. If he marries someone who produces a daughter, then his daughter will inherit the following classes instead.

Overall[]

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Base Class[]

Vaike plays much like a typical Fighter, possessing high HP and Strength growths, alongside a fair growth rate in Skill. As his Speed tends to remain persistently mediocre early on, Vaike can set up situations for weaker units like Donnel and Olivia to achieve easy kills for experience. These strengths are, however, offset by his abysmal Resistance growth rate, rendering him especially vulnerable to magic-based units. Vaike can directly promote into either a Hero or a Warrior, both of which grant him access to a fairly rich skill pool. Vaike will grab Zeal early on, giving him the chance to finish off enemies in the beginning.

As a Warrior, Vaike will retain the same growths stat-wise, but with higher caps. Counter is a semi-useful skill in the beginning when his stats are not capped, but will lose effectiveness once he has reclassed a few times. It is, however, a useful way for him to inflict more damage to enemies until Second Seals are made readily available. This skill is especially useful in the Lunatic+ difficulty, as enemies often have Counter themselves, making long-range weapons such as bows the most reliable weapon to be employed in order to prevent the sustaining of heavy damage. The skill's usefulness is further extended to allowing Vaike to employ bows without being completely helpless in close combat. As a Hero, Vaike gains Sol, which provides him much-needed relief when under heavy enemy fire. The Hero class also allows him to boost his Skill stat and eventually increase his chances of triggering critical attacks and skill activations.

Vaike's class sets allow his children to inherit the potential to learn skills like Despoil, Wrath, and Gamble if he marries. He also has good supports like Chrom, Lon'qu, and Sully, all of whom provide him with substantial boosts to his Skill and Speed, allowing him to kill enemies more consistently. Although Vaike does need quite a bit of support to fully expend his potential, he is, by no means, a unit to be overlooked.

Reclassing[]

Vaike's two reclassing sets are the Barbarian and Thief lines. Out of all his available classes, Vaike's stats will always grow the most exponentially when he is either a Barbarian or a Berserker. Despite the fact that Vaike's growth rate in Luck is not the highest, Despoil from the Barbarian class can be very useful for gathering gold on higher difficulties. In addition to this, Axefaire, which he can learn as a Berserker, allows him to transform into a very powerful tank in his base classes. Wrath and Gamble are noteworthy skills for Vaike to grab as well, and are perfect candidate skills to pass on to his children.

While assuming a Thief-based class, Vaike will stand to gain crucial Speed. Although Gaius and Anna fare much better as a permanent Assassin and Trickster respectively, Vaike will be still prove to be stronger than the two, albeit slightly slower. To this end, the Trickster class is not a suitable one for him to assume, as his low Magic growth rate, coupled with the class's axing of Strength in order to boost Magic, will render his resultant growths less than desirable. In spite of this, Pass, Movement +1, and Acrobat are fantastic skills for Vaike to pick up for use in any class. 

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Sunbaked Stunner
A hothead who sees Chrom as his rival, set on turning up the summer heat. Appears in Fire Emblem Awakening.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Vaike Sunbaked Stunner Heroes spriteTitle
Sunbaked Stunner
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
19/20/21
43/46/49
11/12/13
44/47/50
6/7/8
30/33/36
11/12/13
39/42/46
4/5/6
21/24/28
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Tropical Conch+
FEH skill support Smite
FEH Axe Axe

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Axe---
Steel Axe---
Tropical Conch---
Tropical Conch+-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill supportSmite---
AFEH Atk Def Finish 1 Atk Def Finish 1--
FEH Atk Def Finish 2 Atk Def Finish 2FEH Atk Def Finish 1 Atk Def Finish 1-
FEH Atk Def Finish 3 Atk Def Finish 3FEH Atk Def Finish 2 Atk Def Finish 2FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Atk Def Link 1 Atk Def Link 1--
FEH Atk Def Link 2 Atk Def Link 2FEH Atk Def Link 1 Atk Def Link 1-
FEH Atk Def Link 3 Atk Def Link 3FEH Atk Def Link 2 Atk Def Link 2-

Overall[]

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Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Sunbaked Stunner Vaike
Vaike sunbaked stunner pop01 Vaike is a member of Chrom’s Shepherds, a militia that serves Ylisse. Normally you’d see him swinging his axe on the battlefield, but today, he’s here to enjoy summer at the beach!
Vaike sunbaked stunner pop02 Vaike throws everything he’s got at everything he does. With a flower necklace swinging around his neck, he’s been running around all over, having fun both on the beach and in the water!
Vaike sunbaked stunner pop03 He’s carrying a massive conch shell he says he picked up somewhere. Vaike apparently misplaces things quite often, but it’s unlikely he’ll lose something like this, right?
Vaike sunbaked stunner pop04 Vaike says he and Chrom are old friends who compete in absolutely everything. I hear he’s planning to challenge Chrom to a swimming competition later!
Closely Associated Characters
Chrom A prince of Ylisse and descendant of the Hero-King. Leads the Shepherds. Friends with Vaike since childhood.
Miriel A serious and methodical Shepherd. Loves to research and is knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects. Once found Vaike’s misplaced axe.

Quotes[]

Awakening

Vaike/Awakening Quotes

Heroes

Vaike/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[]

Vaike - Zero to Hero (貧民街の英雄, Hinmingai no Eiyū lit. Hero of the Slums)
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. His unflinching self-assurance was the perfect medicine for the town's postwar squabbles, earning him the nickname "Brother Vaike."
Vaike and Robin
Many wrote of Robin's legendary exploits, but accounts of her origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone--she loved her husband, Vaike, above all else.
Vaike and Lissa
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as hero and brother to all. Still, he was no match for Lissa, who fit in with the people instantly despite her royal upbringing.
Vaike and Sully
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as 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.
Vaike and Miriel
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. He lived out his days with Miriel, whose sharp mind and tongue refused to be dulled by any change of scenery.
Vaike and Maribelle
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. But people were fonder still of Maribelle, who worked tirelessly to win them equal rights in the eyes of the law.
Vaike and Panne
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, the people were even fonder of Panne and she, in turn, grew to love the town's wild and woolly nature.
Vaike and Cordelia
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, he was never a match for Cordelia, whose shining talents and beauty tended to make her husband look dull.
Vaike and Nowi
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, the children were even fonder of his wife, Nowi, who played with them every day and never seemed to age.
Vaike and Tharja
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, he was no match for Tharja, whose frequent curse slinging put her husband in an understandably foul mood.
Vaike and Olivia
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, he was no match for his wife, Olivia, whose modest but mesmerizing dances made her more popular by far.
Vaike and Cherche
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, the children were fonder of Cherche, who spent her time feeding and clothing orphans everywhere.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 221 CYL Vaike Portrait
Awakening
1,096
CYL2 320
↓99
CYL Vaike Portrait
Awakening
668
↓428
CYL3 276
↑44
CYL Vaike Portrait
Awakening
771
↑103
CYL4 282
↓6
CYL Vaike Portrait
Awakening
470
↓301
CYL5 228
↑54
CYL Vaike Portrait
Awakening
388
↓82
CYL6 191
↑37
CYL Vaike Portrait
Awakening
507
↑119
CYL7 148
↑43
CYL Vaike Portrait
Awakening
405
↓102

CYL8 141
↑7
CYL Vaike Portrait
Awakening
495
↑90

Etymology[]

The name Vaike coincides with an Estonian name meaning "silence" or "calm". While it can be used as a unisex name, it is more commonly used as a girl's name. If intentional, the meaning can be seen as ironic, given that Vaike is anything but silent and calm.

Vaike's translated Japanese name, Wyck, is an old English name meaning "from the village". This is possibly a reference to him growing up in the slums for most of his life.

Trivia[]

  • Vaike's official artwork depicts him wielding a Tomahawk.
  • If Vaike is defeated on his turn after getting his axe back from Miriel, the dialogue between the two will still occur, even in Classic Mode.
  • Vaike uses a buffer model than most other playable characters as a Fighter, Barbarian, and Warrior. Curiously enough, his Berserker model is significantly skinnier than the hulking one boasted by NPCs and enemies, contrary to the muscular figure that both his official artwork and portrait feature him possessing.
  • Vaike shares his Japanese voice actor, Daisuke Endo, with Yarne.
  • In a support conversation with Sully, it is revealed that Vaike knows how to wield lances and can even fight her with them, in contrast to his inability to be reclassed into a lance-wielding class.
    • Also alluding to this, Summer Vaike in Heroes claims that he wanted to bring a Harpoon so he could fish. However, mentally, he repeatedly told himself to not forget his axe, and he grabbed the Tropical Conch by mistake instead.
  • Although he has two male-only classes, Vaike does not pass down any female-exclusive classes to his potential daughters; instead, he passes them unisex ones. He is the only male in the game for whom this is true.
  • Along with Cordelia and Yen'Fay, Vaike has a unique Confession Backdrop, where he is shown proposing to Robin in a Grassy Field during the Afternoon rather than in the Barracks.
  • Before Yen'Fay's inclusion as a playable unit via Spotpass, Vaike was the only Male Character that had a Unique Confession Background.
  • Vaike shares his English voice actor, Michael Sorich, with Gwendal from Three Houses.
  • Vaike is the last playable character from Awakening to be added in Heroes in any shape or form.
    • He is also, as of his introduction in Version 8.6, one of three playable Awakening characters only available in a seasonal form, The others being Kellam and Noire.

Gallery[]

See main article: Vaike/Gallery.

References[]

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