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“But when it comes down to it, both Rigelians and Zofians are the same, aren't they? We are all people of Valentia. Even if these divisions of country no longer existed, we should all still be able to live together in happiness.”
—Celica

Celica (セリカ Serika, Cellica in the Japanese version) is one of the two protagonists of Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. She is 17 years old in Echoes.

She was mentioned in the official website for Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade 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 doujin artist Masatsugu Saito.

ProfileEdit

Born in the year 385 in the Valentian calendar and year 590 in the Archanean calendar, Celica is in actuality Princess Anteze (アンテーゼ Antēze) of Zofia, who was adopted by Mycen in order to save her from Desaix. She is the childhood friend of Alm and was raised with him by Mycen before she was left in the care of Nomah and put into hiding at the Novis Monastery.

When Mila disappears, Celica, along with Mae, Boey, and Genny, leaves the monastery to investigate the cause. After defeating the pirate leader Dahha and gaining the forces of Valbar and his men, Leon and Kamui, 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. Alm states he wants to invade Rigel to which Celica accuses him of doing it only in the interest of becoming king of Zofia. 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 Grieth. After defeating Grieth, one of the women he captured is revealed to know her mother, Liprica, the queen of Zofia, and reveals that Liprica was forced into marriage with Lima IV and later suffered from illness in which she 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 Jedah leads her army into a trap by playing off her concern for Alm and sets them up to be sacrificed to Duma.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

In Echoes, Jedah eventually sacrificed Celica's souls to Duma, and turning her into a witch, and has her try to kill Alm as he tries to claim the Falchion blade. This leads to a skirmish between the two, where it ends with Alm stabbing Celica, causing her to drop dead on her knees. As Alm mourns her loss, she is brought back to life by the sealed power of Mila that was in the Falchion, to which after that, she apologizes to Alm for how she had treated him before, and together they defeat Jedah and his daughters Marla 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.

Spoilers end here.

PersonalityEdit

Celica is kind and polite, but she holds back herself emotionally after losing her older brother Conrad; as a result, she comes off as cold, but she have emotional outbursts of anger when she deeply upset, Celica regrets regret these outbursts whenever they occur. In her body language in cutscenes and sprites, she's much more subtly guarded and closed-off.

Celica is very lonely, but feels that loneliness is selfish when she is only ever put those she cares about at risk, and she starts out with lingering sense of discomfort at being treated like royalty. She is in a high position as a priestess at Novis Monastery, however, she deeply values her acolytes and is extremely close to them, especially in the case of Mae. While she does not outwardly express her confidence issues, she greatly lacks self-worth. During the events of the game, Celica bears the heavy weight of saving Zofia as well as the guilt she experiences after her outburst against Alm in Zofia Castle, both of which take a toll on her emotional composure. She does not feel she deserves the respect her birthright affords, when all that birthright has ever brought her is strife. She also has been shown to be clumsy, possibly a trait rubbed off on her by Nomah.

Celica is a firm believer in diplomacy, but does not necessarily believe that bloodshed is ultimately avoidable. In the beginning of her campaign, she begins with subtly pacifist ideals. After recruiting Saber, her mindset noticeably changes as Celica attempts to reason with Dahha's men, to which Saber has to essentially coach her that her aforementioned diplomatic ideals do not apply in people like them. Celica recognizes this but is ultimately biased in her argument with Alm at Zofia Castle, especially due to the fact that she has been a witness and is the physical result of corruption within Zofia.

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem GaidenEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE2 Celica Map IconPriestess
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 20 8 6 6 8 4 7 4
Magic Starting Items

Fire
Seraphim (Lv. 5)
Thunder (Lv. 8)
Recover (Lv. 9)
Excalibur (Lv. 16)
Ragnarok (Lv. 20)

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Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
30% 25% 40% 30% 40% 20% 0%

OverallEdit

Celica is one of the better characters in her route, and one of the better characters in the game. She is not quite as good as the very best (like Alm, Catria and Palla), but she is better than the majority of Magic users. All of her base stats are good other than her HP and Defense. Her growths are impressive aside from HP, Strength, and Defense, which are average. She will likely have high Skill and Luck, as well as relatively good Speed by the end of the game, meaning she will be one of the more evasive Magic users in the game. Sadly, Skill does not affect Magic Accuracy, so her good Skill stat will be for Critical strikes only. Celica's class, Priestess, has the unique ability to attack physically or with magic.

Celica has a few problems that hold her back from being among the best. One problem is that she has average Strength growth, making her damage less impressive than it should be for a Lord character. This isn't helped by the fact that for the majority of the game, her spell list will consist of Fire, Thunder, and Angel. She does not get access to any really powerful spells (such as Aura or Arrow) until she obtains Ragnarok, the most powerful spell in the game. The problem is that by the time you learn it, you should be near the end of the game. On the upside, she learns Angel at level 5 which will make her very effective at fighting against the majority of monsters in the game from the very beginning. The other problem she has is the same as all Magic users in Gaiden: she is fragile, and has even lower HP than most of the other Mages you can get.

Celica still remains one of the better units in the game, and in particular is one of the most effective characters at fighting monsters for most of the game. She does fall short of being amazing, but she is undoubtedly worth using in her route.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

Starting Class
FE13 Generic Sage (F) Map SpriteSage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
20 53 6 35 31 31 34 21 25 6
Skills Weapon Starting Items

RoyalWeaponRightful King
MagicexperticonTomefaire
Miracle (FE13)Miracle
HShieldAegis
DualSupport+Dual Support+

TomeIconFE13Tome - A
StaffIconFE13Staff - B

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Starting Class
Mage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
8 23 2 9 8 9 9 6 6 -
Skills Weapon Starting Items

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TomeIconFE13Tome - C

Arcwind FE13Arcwind

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Base Stats Edit

Starting Class
Celica Priestess Echoes map spritePriestess
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 20 8+1* 6 6 8 4 7 4
Magic Skills Starting Items

Echoes black magic icon Fire
Echoes black magic icon Seraphim (Lv 5)
Echoes black magic icon Thunder (Level 8)
Echoes white magic icon Recover (Level 9)
Echoes black magic icon Excalibur (Level 15)
Echoes black magic icon Ragnarok (Level 20)

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Echoes golden dagger icon Golden Dagger

*Due to equipped Golden Dagger

Growth Rates Edit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 60% 50% 50% 45% 35% 4%

SupportsEdit

See also: Celica/Supports

Passive Supports

QuotesEdit

Gaiden Edit

Death Quote Edit

“I'm no good after all. I'm sorry, everyone...”
—Celica's death quote in Gaiden

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

First Turn Selection Edit

  • "I'm ready for anything."

Death Quote: Edit

“I can't do anything after all...I am sorry Alm...”
—Celica's death/game over quote in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Level Up Quotes Edit

  • "I can feel the warmth of Mila's blessing..."

Battle Quotes Edit

Enemy Misses Edit
  • "This is a fight I cannot lose!"
Enemy Does Only 1 Damage Edit
  • "You'll come no closer!"
Critical Attack Edit
  • "My apologies."
Enemy Defeated Edit
  • "All thanks to the Mother."
  • "I must complete my mission."
  • "I fight to protect what is dear."

EndingEdit

Fire Emblem Gaiden Edit

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.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

“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.”

EtymologyEdit

Celica is ultimately derived from the Latin word coelica, meaning "heavenly" or "celestial".

Celica's real name, Anteze, is ostensibly derived from ancient Greek word "ἄνθος" (ánthos) which means “flower”.

Celica's last name, Lima, is simply an anagram of "Mila."

TriviaEdit

  • In several of Nintendo's promotional materials for the downloadable content in Fire Emblem Awakening info about Celica, she is incorrectly named "Cecilia".
  • Celica is ambidextrous, as she is seen to hold her sword in both her right and left hand.
  • In Awakening, one of her DLC skills is Rightful King which is a reference to her being the last of the Zofian royal lineage.
  • Celica is the only Lord character in the Fire Emblem series to not feature the color blue either in her hair or her clothes.
  • While alone, Celica calls Mycen by his name in the Japanese version, otherwise she uses various terms to describe an older man that don't necessarily mean familial relation when addressing him anywhere else. However, in the prologue, she calls him "grandpa" one last time for the sake of the short new life she leaves behind.
  • Celica has a strong fondness of sweet and refined food and detests "rough" category provisions.

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