“Ah! So you're Sylvia... Pardon me for sayin' so, but you are fine!”
Alec (アレク Areku) is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. Alongside Noish, he is the first Cavalier unit the player receives in the course of the game. Alec's growths differ from that of Noish's; while Noish specializes in Strength and Defense, Alec excels in the fields of Skill, Speed, and Luck.
Alec originates from Chalphy, a dukedom within Grannvale, serving under the command of Sigurd. Alec makes his first appearance in the Prologue, alongside Sigurd, Noish, and Arden. From the conversations he shares with other characters, it is revealed that Alec is a womanizer - the stark contrast of his partner, Noish. He is predestined to fall in love with Sylvia.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
| Sword - B|
Lance - C
- Promotes to Paladin
- Strength: +2
- Magic: +5
- Skill: +3
- Speed: +3
- Defense: +3
- Resistance: +5
- Movement: +1
- +1 to Rank
As the Cain Archetype of Genealogy of the Holy War, Alec's stat growths are well rounded with a focus on Skill. Alec is a slightly above average unit, but primarily because he is mounted and able to keep up with your primary attack force, as the maps within Genealogy of the Holy War are rather large and units on foot have trouble keeping up. Despite this, he's one of the weaker mounted units available to you, as his offense is rather mediocre and he's not terribly durable.
While Alec is generally considered better than Noish due to more consistent offense, his damage output is unimpressive compared to the rest of your units. This is primarily because even though Alec has Pursuit, he has average Strength growth and no easy access to any devastating weapons. Even after Alec promotes, he can never use A-Level Swords or Spears, which leaves him stuck with Steel weapons and some specialty weapons. Alec could take Ayra's Hero Sword, but most other Sword wielding units could make better use of it than Alec, but it is a good tactic if you wish to pair him with her. Overall, Alec is at least a mounted unit with high mobility and consistent(though relatively weak) damage, so he's a solid addition to your team even if he doesn't particularly stand out in any way.
Father Overview Edit
Alec makes an okay father. He has evenly split growths aside from Magic and Resistance, meaning his children will wind up well rounded. Unfortunately, he doesn't have any Holy Blood, so his overall growths still aren't very impressive. Also unfortunate is that Alec can't pass on any truly impressive equipment to his children as he only has access to B-level weapons. Alec is best paired with Sylvia, Raquesis, or Briggid. Adean and Ferry are okay as Alec's partners, but. Ayra and Tailto should be avoided.
In Sylvia's case, her children are both support type units, so they don't benefit much from Alec's weaponry or Pursuit skill. They do, however, gain well rounded stats and Nihil which is nice for units mostly worried about their durability. Raquesis' children benefit from Alec's Pursuit and Nihil abilities, and Alec is a reasonably good father for Delmud to have, though there are better options. Briggid doesn't innately have Pursuit, so her children benefit from both of Alec's skills. Adean also does not have Pursuit(or any skills for that matter), but her children are a Bow Knight and a Sister, so Alec can't pass any weapons to them and thus makes a somewhat bad fit. Ferry has one good child and one bad child if paired with Alec. Fee will do great, as she benefits tremendously from Nihil making her immune to Bow and Ballista Bonus Damage. Ced, however, will suffer tremendously, as he inherits nothing noteworthy from Alec except bad Magic growth. Finally, Ayra and Tailto should be avoided because Alec offers both of them nothing of note. Alec offers no new skills or impressive weapons to Ayra's children, and both of Tailto's children are Magic-oriented which cripples their damage output. However, if you choose to pair Alec with Ayra, do the same tactic as you would if you pair her with Noish: Have her give her Hero Sword to him so he could pass it down to Ulster, and have her win the Silver Blade from Chagall. If you choose to pair him with Tailto, give him or her the Magic Ring and Barrier Ring.
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/Briggid and Alec are lovers, she may speak to him, but nothing will result of it.
- Deirdre: N/A
- Ethlyn: N/A
- Adean: 0+2
- Ayra: 0+2
- Raquesis: 50+2
- Ferry: 50+2
- Sylvia: 0+3
- Briggid: 50+4
- Tailto: 120+3
“Argh...I...may luck be on your side sir Sigurd”
—Alec's death quote
- In the Oosawa Mitsuki manga adaptation, Alec states that Briggid 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.