“Thanks. You've saved me. I'm Clair of the knights of Zofia. I was captured by Desaix's soldiers and imprisoned here. Clive, the leader of the liberation forces, is my older brother. Since I'm returning to the base too, why don't we go together?”
—Clair in Gaiden
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. Her brother is Clive. She starts off as a Pegasus Knight and can be promoted to a Falcon Knight. She is a knight of Zofia, but 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 fought over her, although she eventually married Gray.
Clair can be found in a jail cell in the first fort you encounter in the game. Talk to her to recruit her.
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.
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.
Lance - D
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
“Everyone... protect Alm...”
—Clair's death quote in Gaiden.
- (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.
Claire, or Clair, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Clair has a crush on Alm, aligning her with the Catria archetype.