“Prince Marth, I presume? The name's Beck. I fought in the battle at Castle Deil. After my shameful defeat there, see, I took refuge in this village. And when I heard your army was marchin' this way, I readied my ballista, hopin' for another taste of battle.”
—Beck in Shadow Dragon
Beck (ベック Beck) is a character in Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi and its remake, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. He was omitted in the original Monshō no Nazo, and later returned in their respective remakes.
Beck is found in Chapter 13 of either game and is of the Ballistician class. He returns in Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~ as a Horseman.
Beck was a member of the Archanean army who took part during their battle against the Macedonian's forces occupying Castle Deil. After his shameful defeat, he took refuge in a village by Fort Menedy, located between the borders of Grust and Altea.
Shadow Dragon Edit
Beck appears before Marth when he enters the village in between the battle against Grust's Wooden Cavalry, a mighty artillery of Ballisticians who strike their enemies from a far with devastating weapons. When he heard the Altean army were marching towards Fort Menedy, he readied his Ballista and hoped to take on to the battlefield once more, and remains in Marth's army till the game concludes.
After the war, Beck becomes famous for subjugating a group of rebels who've never seen a Ballista and immediately surrenders to him.
Shin Monshō no Nazo Edit
Beck returns in the remake of Book 2. It is revealed that he has been wandering ever since after the War of Shadows and ended up in the Frozen Land. His Ballista is also no longer with him, which he used to help him travel to places. When meeting Marth again, the two are surprised to see each other, especially in a dangerous area. Marth tells him that another war has started and requests Beck for his aid once more. Beck doubts about his usefulness since he no longer has his Ballista, but will lend his aid if the Prince desires it.
In the game's ending, Beck tells Jake that he decided to go back to wandering again and vanishes after the war. He also hopes that the two should meet up again in Anna's shop some day. He never stayed for too long at places he traveled to.
In Chapter 13, visit the only village on the map and Beck will join your army.
Beck has great base stats for his class, and decent growth rates. His Thunderbolt weapon makes Beck immediately useful for taking out Grigas, and the other ballistician enemies in Chapter 13. Beck also works well with the other ballistician, Jake, and transformed Xane.
Beck has pretty decent growth rates, and will end with pretty decent stats in the end. His strength and skill seem a little low, but they are still workable, and can still do damage to the opponent. His defenses are pretty similar to Castor's, whereas his speed is rather similar to Warren's. Beck may lack in a couple of stats, but he can still be a useful unit.
“After comin'... so far... nngh!”
—Beck's death quote in Shadow Dragon
Beck became famous for subjugating a group of borderland rebels who- having never seen a ballista- panicked and promptly surrendered.
Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~Edit
Beck vanished after the war. Perhaps he was always destined to wander, for he never stopped long at any one place.
- Beck's TCG artwork and Shadow Dragon portrait appear to be based on Jake's original portrait, hinting that the two had their appearances swapped at some point.
- Beck's recruitment stated that he fought and was shamefully defeated at Castle Deil, which was the same place where Princess Maria was held captive before she was rescued by Marth.