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“I am Clair. The young man may address me as 'Lady Clair', or 'milady'.”
—Clair in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Clair (クレア Kurea, Clea in the Japanese version) is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. She is 18 years old in Echoes.

ProfileEdit

Clair is a Pegasus Knight of Zofia, and the younger sister of Clive, who was captured by Desaix's men. She was found by Alm after he and his army stormed an enemy fortress. After the war, Tobin and Gray fight over her, although she eventually marries Gray.

PersonalityEdit

A headstrong and fearless young noblewoman, Clair has an overbearing nature, which is her one big flaw, not that she pays it any mind. She is also a cheery and sociable individual who loves to interact with any and everyone. She values her impression on others and speaks in an extremely formal and often eccentric manner.

Though she’s close with her elder brother Clive and childhood friends with fellow knight Fernand, Clair doesn’t have much of an opportunity to interact with the more common people of Zofia. As a result, she rather desperately wants to know more about other aspects of common daily life.

She is shown to have a small crush on Alm in Gaiden, joking that Alm was the one she really wanted when Gray won her over. However, in Echoes, Clair and Alm's relationship is generally portrayed as platonic on both ends, as she backs off once she witnesses how close Alm and Celica are. The two become very close friends as the game progresses.

In-GameEdit

GaidenEdit

RecruitmentEdit

Clair can be found in a jail cell in the first fort you encounter in the game. Talk to her to recruit her.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE2 Pegasus Knight Map IconPegasus Knight
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 20 8 4 7 11 4 8 7
Magic Starting Items

-

-

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
20% 30% 50% 40% 50% 10% 0%

OverallEdit

Clair is a classic case of a character that starts out weak, but after a few levels they wind up holding their own and eventually wind up being great units. This is commonly the case with Pegasus Knights, and Clair is no exception. She starts off doing low damage and you will need to feed her experience for a few levels before she comes up to task. Though she will inevitably end up with very low Defense, so it might be a good idea to give her a Javelin.

In Alm's route, she can be very useful since she is the only Pegasus Knight that Alm can recruit, and thus the only unit that can fly over walls to get to ranged units or Cantors.

When considering all of the Pegasus Knights in Gaiden, Clair is very agile but fragile. Catria and Est are both strong all rounders whose balance between Speed and Strength usually makes them the most offensively potent, and Palla is strong and durable but slow for a Pegasus Knight.

AwakeningEdit

SpotPassEdit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus Knight
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
6 22 8 2 13 14+2 15 4 7 7
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Speed+2Speed +2
Slow Start IconSlow Burn

LanceIconFE13Lance - D

Iron Lance FE13 IconIron Lance*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
Clair PegKnight map spritePegasus Knight
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 20 8 4 7 11 4 8 7
Magic Skills Starting Items

Echoes black magic iconFire (Mage, Harrier)
Echoes white magic iconRecover (Cleric, Priestess)
Echoes black magic iconNosferatu (Cleric)
Echoes black magic iconThunder (Mage Lv. 8)
Echoes black magic iconSeraphim (Saint)
Echoes black magic iconMire (Enchantress)
Echoes black magic iconDeath (Enchantress)
Echoes white magic iconWard (Exemplar)
Echoes white magic iconRestore (Exemplar)

Echoes Flying UnitFlier

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Personal Max StatsEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 40 40 41 41 38 40

Growth RatesEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
35% 40% 55% 70% 50% 30% 2%

SupportsEdit

See also: Clair/Supports

Passive Supports

Overall Edit

Clair is a pegasus knight that joins Alm after he frees her from the dungeon after capturing the Southern Outpost. She joins at level 1 with low base stats for the point in the game she is recruited, but she is the only natural flier that Alm will acquire unless he make Faye or a reclassed female unit into a pegasus knight. While her combat isn't impressive upon her first recruitment, her high speed growth will quickly allow her to double attack most of the enemies present in Alm's route, especially since she is fast enough to double attack most enemies using the Ridersbane acquired after capturing Zofia Castle. Upon her eventual promotion to falco knight, she will also deal effective damage against terrors, though in Alms route terrors are only present scarcely throughout the game.

Despite her uses, Clair is not flawless. Her starting durability is quite mediocre, especially on hard mode when she faces effective damage from bow using enemies throughout the game. Her attack is also very low thanks to her class, and without effective weaponry she has difficulty notably damaging enemies. It also takes her quite some time to promote into falco knight, as she needs to level up 11 times due to the high level of her promotion.

HeroesEdit

DescriptionEdit

Highborn Flier

A pegasus knight with the Deliverance. Clive's younger sister. Secretly loves Alm. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity:

✯✯✯✯

Title Group
Highborn Flier Heroes Flying Flying
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1 18 16 8 4 9
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Silver Lance
FEH skill support Harsh Command

FEH Lance Lance

✯✯✯✯✯

SkillsEdit

WeaponEdit
Name SP Cost Might Range Effects Rarity
FEH skill offense Iron Lance - 6 1 -
FEH skill offense Steel Lance - 8 1 - ✯✯
FEH skill offense Silver Lance - 11 1 - ✯✯✯
FEH skill offense Silver Lance+ 300 15 1 - ✯✯✯✯✯
AssistsEdit
Name SP Cost Range Effects Rarity
FEH skill supportHarsh Command - 1 Converts penalties on target into bonuses. ✯✯✯
PassiveEdit
Name SP Cost Effects Rarity
FEH Hit and RunHit and Run 150 If unit initiates attack, unit retreats 1 space after battle. -
FEH Spur Spd 1Spur Spd 1 50 Grants adjacent allies Spd+2 during combat. -
FEH Spur Spd 2Spur Spd 2 100 (Required:
Spur Spd 1)
Grants adjacent allies Spd+3 during combat. -
FEH Spur Spd 3Spur Spd 3 200 (Required:
Spur Spd 2)
Grants adjacent allies Spd+4 during combat. -

QuotesEdit

GaidenEdit

“Everyone... protect Alm...”
—Clair's death quote in Gaiden.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Clair/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

HeroesEdit

Clair/Heroes Quotes

Possible EndingsEdit

GaidenEdit

(If Gray is alive)
"She gave into Gray's persistence and reluctantly got together with him.
"Awww, it was Alm who I really liked..."
(If Gray is dead)
"Oh, Gray. To tell the truth, I was going to let you win..."
Alone, she lived on in regret for the late Gray."

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

(If Gray is alive)
"As a knight of the One Kingdom, Clair worked hard on behalf of the continent. In time, Gray's tenacity won her over, and she became his wife and then a mother. But Clair never stayed grounded—she and her pegasus continued to race across the sky, gawkers be damned."
(If Gray is dead)
"Gray's death left Clair feeling betrayed and alone, but she joined the knights of the One Kingdom and contributed greatly to their growth. The people were enamored with her melancholy beauty, which was a splash of color amidst the mostly dour men of the Brotherhood."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Clair is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

EtymologyEdit

Clair, or Claire, is a given name of Latin/Viking origin via French; the name could mean "clear" or "famous". The word still means clear in French in its feminine form.

TriviaEdit

  • Clair has blue hair in her in-game portrait in Fire Emblem Gaiden and her artwork in The Complete. However, in the game's manual and in Fire Emblem Awakening (probably to match from the game manual artwork), she has red hair. Now, in Echoes, she has blonde hair, most likely because she is Clive's sister, and to differentiate her from fellow Pegasus Knight, Catria.
  • Curiously, the resources for the Fire Emblem Awakening DLC chapter The Golden Gaffe has placeholder portraits for Clair, cropped straight from her game's manual. This may or may not imply she was to have a proper DLC Einherjar appearance, similar to Eldigan.[1]
  • In the Japanese version of Echoes Clair uses the pronoun Watakushi, which is considered to be very formal and high class.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://tcrf.net/Fire_Emblem_Awakening/Downloadable_Content


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