“If you're staying, then I will as well. I won't allow you to go off alone and get yourself killed.”
—Alen talking to Lance in a support conversation.
Alen (アレン Aren, also translated as Alan or Allen in the fan translation) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is part of a family that has served House Pherae for a long time and, along with Lance, serves and travels with Roy to take back the lands annexed by Bern. He is the more reckless out of the two Pheraen cavaliers.
He makes a brief cameo appearance in Chapter 17 of the Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi manga.
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- See also: Alen/Supports
Alen will be a strong and bulky Cavalier with his great HP growth and decent Strength and Skill growths. He has nice Strength, Speed and Defense bases as well, though of the two starting cavaliers, he will be slightly more inacurate and a bit slower but not by much. In Hard mode, he is one of your best units to train as he has relatively good starting bases with decent growths overall. Using him and Lance as a pair will make them a powerful duo, rivaling up as one of the best units in the game.
Alen contribute significantly early game, as he is one of three Mounted units you will be guaranteed to have your whole playthrough. Having both Swords and Lances allows him to be versatile in the early game and it only gets better as he grows. With his decent HP, Strength, and Defense bases, Alen will remain strong during the mid-game and his starting D Rank Lances will usually allow him to use Killer Lances early. Upon promoting to Paladin, he gains E Rank Axes and +1 to Swords and Lances. His Axe Rank isn't really useful given the generally low accuracy for most Axes and Alen's low Skill base that remains low given his shaky Skill growth but the bonus to Defense and Resistance are very welcome and the +2 to Constitution lets Alen use a lot more Lances without taking any speed penalties.
By the end of the game, Alen can be considered to weild either Durandal or Maltet. Depending on player preference. With Durandal, he becomes even stronger as it gives him a +5 Strength bonus, allowing him to kill a lot bulky enemies more reliably. Maltet on the other hand grants him much appreciated +5 Skill. Which can patch up one of his weakest stats. His high movement from being a Paladin also allows him to contribute more on the larger maps of the end of the game and his control of the Weapon Triangle giving him a lot of options on what enemies he can take care of.
“N... no. Why... here? Lord Roy...”
—Alen's death quote in The Binding Blade.
- Alen - Ferocious Knight (猛ける騎士 Takeshikeru kishi)
Upon returning to Pherae with Roy, Alen proceeded to help his master rebuild the trampled land. His fire and powerful will of always pushing forward no matter what stood before him inspired many and gave them a new hope to live.
Alen is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Alen won 17th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 1:1. The voter comments seem to mostly focus on his fiery, brave, and reckless personality.