Artwork of Celica by Masatsugu Saitou, as she appears in DLC for Fire Emblem: Awakening
“It won't work. Judah possesses some mysterious power that's obstructing all our attacks. Besides, countless Mogall keep coming to entangle us. We can't even move anymore. We're probably already done for... Sorry, Alm. I wasn't able to do anything for you after all. I've had a strange premonition... A feeling that something terrible will happen to you... That's why I came this far on a quest to rescue Mila... That's why, until then, I didn't want you to fight. Because of that... I acted so cold. I'm sorry... The truth is, I've always...”
—Celica in Gaiden.
Celica (セリカ Serika, translated Cellica in the Japanese versions) is one of the main characters of Fire Emblem Gaiden. Actually Princess Anteze of Zofia, she was adopted by Mycen in order to save her from Dozah. She is the childhood friend of Alm and was raised with him by Maisen before she was left in the care of Nomah and put into hiding at the Novis Monastery.
She was mentioned in the official website for Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken and in the name of the Super Smash Bros. Brawl track With Mila's Divine Protection (Celica Map 1), both sources use the name "Celica".
Celica appears as DLC for Fire Emblem: Awakening, where she was illustrated by erotic doujin artist Masatsugu Saito.
When Mila disappears, Celica, along with Mae, Boey, and Jenny, leaves the monastery to investigate the cause. After defeating the pirate leader Dahha and gaining the forces of Valbar and his men, Celica reunites with Alm at Zofia Castle, the two recollect on old times and Celica wonders why they are fighting and expresses that she does not believe King Rudolf to be as evil as they say. However, when Alm mentions that he plans to search for the missing Zofian princess, she claims there is no such thing and leaves to prepare to head for the Temple of Mila. Celica and her party are then forced to make a detour through the desert, along the way vowing to help Palla and Catria save their sister Est from Geyse. After defeating Geyse, one of the women he captured is revealed to know her mother, Liprica, the queen of Zofia, and reveals that she suffered from illness and died giving birth to Celica. To cheer her up, the woman hands her a circlet that belonged to Liprica, causing her to class change into Princess.
Once she arrives at the Temple of Mila she learns that Rudolf sealed Mila in the Falchion and sets off to Duma Tower in order to unseal her. Along the way, she visits the Sage Hamlet and speaks to Hark, a banished sage of Duma who promotes Alm to Hero at Celica's request. At the top of Duma Tower. Duma's head priest Judah leads her army into a trap by playing off her concern for Alm and sets them up to be sacrificed to Duma. Eventually Alm comes to her aid, where she apologies for how she had treated him before, and together they defeat Judah and his daughters Mara and Heste, opening the way for Alm to defeat Duma. After the war she marries Alm and together they form the Kingdom of Valentia, with her kindness and wisdom aiding Alm in his rule.
Angel (Lv. 5)
Thunder (Lv. 8)
Recover (Lv. 9)
Excalibur (Lv. 16)
Rainarok (Lv. 20)
Celica is a great character to have in the game. She is not as good as Alm, but she can hold her own pretty well. Her Resistance of 7 is good for a duo-type unit (because Resistance does not increase in this game) so she can block magic attacks fairly well compared to fighters. She will likely have an impressive Skill and Luck stat, and a good HP and Speed stat by endgame. High Speed and Luck means she can dodge attacks better than most characters, and a fair HP growth means that when she does get hit, she won't suffer too badly. Her Skill allows lots of Criticals, and is one of the highest in the game, losing only to characters such as Robin and Est.
Her problem is that she has low Power and Defense growths, making her not a very good attacking unit, nor is good at taking damage if surrounded by enemies.
She is a good spellcaster, however, as her low Power growth is compensated by her good spells, including Angel, which deals bonus damage to the Zombie Dragon in Chapter 2 (which Kamui forementions) and Excalibur, which has a good critical rate. She is one of the two playable characters that can use the ultimate magic, Rainarok, which deals massive fire damage. At this point, her low Power won't matter much. Her high HP for a magic unit allows multiple casting of spells without stopping for someone to use Recover or Fortify on her.
To sum it up, Celica is one of the better units in the game and is most likely the third or second best character in her route, losing to Est and probably Sonia, if you pick her, so she should be used a lot.
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Afterwards, she and Alm joined together to become the founding king and queen of Valentia.
Her kindness and wisdom helped the young king establish the foundations of the Kingdom of Valentia.
The people believed that she was the reincarnation of Mila. It is said that they never ceased to love her from the very depths of their hearts.
“I'm no good after all. I'm sorry, everyone...”
—Celica's death quote in Gaiden
Celica is ultimately derived from the Latin word coelica meaning "heavenly" or "celestial".
- In several of Nintendo's promotional materials for the downloadable content in Fire Emblem: Awakening info about Celica, she is incorrectly named "Cecilia".