“Ah! So you're Sylvia... Pardon me for sayin' so, but you are adorable!”
Alec (アレク Areku) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. Alongside Naoise and Arden, he is one of the knights of Chalphy who accompany Sigurd in his war against Verdane. He is also the best friend of Naoise.
Unlike Naoise, Alec has a playful personality and can be rather teasing, if not rude to his fellow knights. Despite this, he is just as loyal to Sigurd as the rest of his companions. He can also be very flirtatious towards women, as seen in his first conversation with Sylvia. Despite his admission that he likes to see beautiful women, he is devoted to his wife, as seen in his lover talk with Brigid in Chapter 5. He also shows worry for his wife's safety, such as in his lover talk with Sylvia in the same chapter.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
As the Cain Archetype of Genealogy of the Holy War, Alec's stat growths are well rounded with a focus on Skill. While Alec gets the benefit of being a mounted unit, which is important in Genealogy of the Holy War, he usually winds up being less impressive than your other mounted units. Alec's offense is very consistent, in that he has very high Accuracy and enough Speed that he should be able to Double Attack most units in the game. However, due to his unimpressive Strength, his damage will be consistently on the low side, particularly since he has some trouble obtaining strong weapons and cannot use A-level Swords or Spears even after Promotion.
There are some options to remedy these shortcomings, such as giving Alec the Power Ring from Chapter 3 or having Ayra sell him the Hero Sword. However, these items are highly contested, and Alec probably is not the best candidate to receive them. All in all, Alec is still a fine unit, but he is unlikely to be exceptional.
Father Overview Edit
Alec has evenly split growths aside from Magic and Resistance, meaning his children will wind up well rounded. His lack of Holy Blood means that none of his stat growths are above average and he can only pass on B-level weapons to his children. Pursuit is a common but important skill to pass on, and Nihil can be very useful for some children to inherit. Alec is generally a safe, conservative pick for a father that will result in average children that will at least have Pursuit. A big problem for Alec is that Beowolf is nearly identical to Alec, except that Beowolf can pass on A-rank Swords and has preferable growths for most pairings. So for any given pairing, Beowolf is always better. The sole exception to this is Erinys due to Fee gaining Nihil.
Alec is best paired with Lachesis. Brigid, Erinys, Edain are decent choices with flaws. Sylvia, despite being encouraged by the game's mechanics as one of Alec's main love interests, is a rather poor fit. Ayra and Tailtiu should be avoided due to a lack of inheritable skills, items, or poor stat distribution.
- Lachesis: Alec will give both Diarmuid and Nanna Pursuit and well-rounded growths. Alec can pass on some respectable B-level swords to Diarmuid, including a possible Hero Sword and some ranged Magic Swords. Nihil allows Diarmuid and Nanna to avoid Critical damage from Killer weapons and Horseslayers, which while uncommon, is a nice little bonus.
- Brigid: Patty will have Pursuit before Promotion, which definitely increases her usability, but Alec's low Strength growth will be a hindrance. She will also be stuck with C-level swords. Febail will have okay stats but otherwise does not gain anything noteworthy from Alec.
- Erinys: Ced will suffer low Magic growth, but his starting stats should be enough that Alec does not ruin him. It is recommended if you choose this pairing that you give Alec the Magic Ring to pass on to Ced. Fee will notably gain Nihil, making her no longer need to fear being in range of Bow and Ballista units.
- Edain: Lester and Lana will gain Pursuit and evenly split stats, but Lester will inherit no weapons and Lana will suffer Magic growth problems. Lester has worse fathers, but Alec just makes him the second generation equivalent of Midayle.
- Sylvia: Although Sylvia is the choice encouraged by the game's mechanics for Alec to pursue, their pairing has lackluster results. Lene and Coirpre are both support units, so they do not benefit all that much from receiving Pursuit from Alec, even combined with Sylvia's Adept. Nihil is also of dubious use to them as they are unlikely to be fighting much, let alone fighting units capable of Critical. Nor will Alec be able to pass anything but rings on to Coirpre. Despite the children gaining well rounded stats, Coirpre's Magic will suffer and it is arguably the stat he cares about the most. This pairing does not have much going for it, and Coirpre has much better fathers than Alec.
In Chapter 2, after Anphony Castle is captured, Alec may speak to Sylvia, and she will gain 100 love points with him.
In Chapter 5, if Sylvia/Brigid and Alec are lovers, she may speak to him, but nothing will result of it.
- Deirdre: N/A
- Ethlyn: N/A
- Edain: 0+2
- Ayra: 0+2
- Lachesis: 50+2
- Erinys: 50+2
- Sylvia: 0+3
- Brigid: 50+4
- Tailtiu: 120+3
Alec is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
“Argh...I...may luck be on your side sir Sigurd”
—Alec's death quote
- In the Oosawa Mitsuki manga adaptation, Alec states that Brigid is not to his taste - despite the two sharing a Lover's conversation in Chapter 5.
- In the Nattsu Fujimori manga adaptation, Alec attempts to woo Ayra, but she expresses her rejection by greeting him with the Shooting Star Sword attack.
- Despite being the Green Cavalier, Alec fits the Cain Archetype.