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“Our only limits are the ones we place on ourselves.”
—Cordelia in her support conversation with Sumia.

Cordelia (ティアモ, Tiamo in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem Awakening, and is the mother of Severa.

She is voiced by Eimi Okada in the Japanese version and by Julie Ann Taylor in the English version.


Cordelia is a member of Ylisse's Pegasus Knights, and is a childhood friend of Sumia. Her duty is to protect the royal family, though she also guides Sumia when the latter is in trouble. She rides a pegasus named Aurora. During her days as a recruit, it was apparent that she was a prodigy in nearly everything she attempted to do, except running. It was her lack of running skill that lead her to the squad in the first place. Eventually she would enter the Pegasus Knight squad as an official member, though she was heavily hazed.

Cordelia and her squad were stationed in Ylisstol to protect the capital while Emmeryn was being escorted away to protect her from the Plegian army. However, her squad was decimated by a surprise attack by Plegia on the capital. Wounded by the ambush, her squad elected that she leave the capital and warn Emmeryn and Phila.

Cordelia was fighting off Plegian forces in the capital with the rest of her Pegasus Knight squad. Seeing how they were all doomed, her senior squad members sent her away to warn Phila, Emmeryn, and the Shepherds; as well as to preserve their legacy. Due to their sacrifice, Cordelia was the only one to survive. Cordelia manages to make contact with the Shepherds at Border Pass just shortly after the Hierarch betrays them to a Plegian force lead by Vasto. After the Shepherds manage to defeat Vasto's forces, Emmeryn decides to return to the capital to parley with Gangrel with Phila in tow for protection. Cordelia volunteers to accompany them back to Ylisse; however, Phila orders her to stay with Chrom and his army, which she reluctantly agrees to.

After the war, if Cordelia remains unmarried, she continued her service as a pegasus knight and became a figurehead to all Ylissean warriors. Some say it was because of her unrequited love for someone, though she never stated who that person is.


In Paralogue 10, Chrom's army arrives at a castle to reclaim stolen goods from a band of thieves led by an ex-Valmese general. Among the band of thieves is a young girl, Severa. If Cordelia speaks to her, Severa immediately recognizes her, though Cordelia does not know her. She tells her to either stay out of her way or else she will have to cut her down for Chrom's sake. Severa angrily responds that she seems to care about Chrom only and that the only thing she wants to do at that time was to speak with Holland, a man working for the thieves. Cordelia and the others help Severa infiltrate the base and talk to Holland while defeating the thieves inside. After the battle, Cordelia thanks her for helping out. Severa tells her that she only fought to reclaim something important that Nelson stole: a ring. Cordelia takes a closer look at the ring, notices that it matches her wedding ring, and realizes that Severa is her future daughter. Severa asks her why she had to die as she assumed that she fought to protect Chrom when she said that she fought for "something that mattered". However, Cordelia believes that Severa is who she fought and died for. Severa cries onto her mother, happy to be reunited with her. Cordelia promises not to leave her this time and Severa joins the army.


Cordelia is considered to be a genius who can do most things flawlessly; though she hates being referred to as such, mainly because it reminds her of being teased by her seniors, who called her a genius many times in a hazing manner. However, in actuality, it is because Cordelia realized that her comrades truly meant it, proven when they sacrificed themselves so that Cordelia could escape and thus would be their legacy. She is aware of her prodigious talents and as a result is seen as a prideful individual. She has feelings for Chrom, but keeps them hidden; as she believes that a relationship with him would be impossible. This is reflected in the game with Chrom and Cordelia being unable to support one another. In this regard, she is similar to Catria, who also had an unrequited love for Marth. Around Chrom, most notably in the Summer Scramble, she acts quite demure around him. Her clear affection for Chrom is noticed by many of the other men in the army that she can support. Cordelia can eventually move past these feelings towards Chrom if she achieves an S-Support. This is reflected in one of her Event Tile quotes with her daughters as well as more specifically to the Avatar in the Summer Scramble.

Based on her supports, she is not satisfied with the term "average", as she aims to be perfect in mastering her skills. Her perfectionism caused many of her fellow Pegasus Knights to dislike her, believing that she looked down on them. This also causes her to be unable to understand Sumia's tendencies to perform flower fortunes before a battle at times, but accepts Sumia's nature upon understanding her reasoning. She is described by Lon'qu and Libra as a workaholic, as she continuously fretted over unfinished work for the army and stressed over it, even pushing herself too much.

In her supports with the Avatar, she feels remorseful that her squad gave up their lives for her; but she decides to live and fight on in their memory. It is revealed in her supports with Stahl that she plays the harp, and one day hopes to be as good as Phila was.

In the Roster Rescue and Summer Scramble DLCs, she is shown to be embarrassed by her modest breast size.

She sighs the most in the army. Her birthday is July 7.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE13 Cordelia Pegasus Knight Map Sprite
Pegasus Knight
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
7 25 9 3 13 12+2 9 8 8 7
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Speed+2Speed +2

LanceIconFE13Lance - C

Steel Lance FE13 IconSteel Lance
Javelin FE13 IconJavelin
Vulnerary FE13 IconVulnerary

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 60% 20% 60% 60% 45% 45% 35%

Max Stat ModifersEdit

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
+1 -1 +2 +2 -1 0 -1


See also: Cordelia/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class SetsEdit

Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions


Cordelia is the second aerial unit who joins in the game, appearing a little later after Sumia. Cordelia has higher Strength than Sumia, but is slighly inferior in terms of Skill and Speed. In spite of this, her well-rounded growths across the board more than sufficiently make up for this small deficiency. As Cordelia's Magic growth is lower than that of Sumia, she is thus better off as a Falcon Knight instead of a Dark Flier to fully harness her high Strength growth. Like Sumia, she is especially good for units that require the extra mobility when paired up, allowing them to traverse terrain that they are normally incapable of crossing. Regardless, Cordelia should spend some time as a Dark Flier in order to obtain the Galeforce skill. If the decision is made to keep Cordelia in a Pegasus Knight-related class, the Falcon Knight's Lancefaire skill will further boost her already high Strength. It is a good idea to pass down Galeforce to her children to aid them in their levelling-up process.


Cordelia's two alternate class sets are that of the Dark Mage and the Mercenary lines. Cordelia is not suited to be a Dark Mage or a Sorcerer due to her low Magic growth and cap, leaving her offensively inferior to Tharja and Henry. As a Dark Knight, however, she is, Strength-wise, better than Tharja and even with Henry. Regardless of these glaring flaws, it is still recommended for Cordelia to be briefly reclassed into a Sorcerer in order to obtain the Vengeance and Tomebreaker skills to aid her in boosting her damage output and developing an immunity to wind magic.

Cordelia is a great Mercenary having only 1 point less in her strength cap over Gregor but is slightly faster than him and matches him point for point in almost every other stat. Cordelia should grab Armsthrift, as it is one of the most useful skills in the game since it prolongs weapon usage. As a Hero, Cordelia will learn Sol and is a great healing skill since this can activate during either turn. Though it does not have a fixed HP recovery as Lifetaker, Cordelia should activate it fairly often with her high skill caps. As a Bow Knight, Cordelia can grab Bowbreaker to deal with Archers better. Cordelia makes a very capable Hero and should be the main reclass option if you prefer her not to be a Pegasus Knight related class.


Event TilesEdit

  • "Oh, did someone lose this? Perhaps I might deliver it..." (item)
  • "I just finished my copy of "Make Him Fall for You in a Fortnight." So embarrassing..." (exp)
  • "I snuck in some training. Effort is the start of excellence." (weapon exp)

Relationship Event TilesEdit

Asking - NormalEdit

  • "We all have to work hard to fulfill our dreams. What are yours?" (Dreams)
  • "Did you just meet the love of your life? You look so happy!" (Happy)
  • "Why don't we fight together next time? You don't have to do everything alone." (Team Up)
  • "I haven't seen you around camp in a while. What have you been up to? (Free Time)

Replying - NormalEdit

  • "I just want my days to be filled with joy. You never know which will be your last." (Dreams)
  • "Ha ha! Where did you get that idea? I just like being in good company, that's all." (Happy)
  • "Of course. I would welcome the change of pace." (Team Up)
  • "Oh, I'm always running errands to town. My pegasus is suited for that sort of thing." (Free Time)

Asking - ChromEdit

  • "What kind of things do you dream of, Chrom?" (Dreams)
  • "You look so happy, Chrom. Did you just sweep another woman off her feet?" (Happy)
  • "Er, Chrom, I was wondering if... Well, it would honor me to fight together." (Team Up)
  • "Ah, Chrom! I haven't seen you around camp. How have you been passing the time?" (Free time)

Replying - ChromEdit

  • "I have more dreams than I can count, but I know some are not meant to be." (Dreams)
  • "No, Chrom... The thing I like is just a bit further out of reach." (Happy)
  • "YES! That would be... I would be honored! Truly!" (Team Up)
  • "Oh, I'm always running errands to town. Can I pick anything up for you?" (Free Time)

Asking - MarriedEdit

  • "(Name), look me in the eye and promise you’ll stay safe for me." (Promise)
  • "(Name), why is it you only captivate me more as time goes on?" (Compliment)
  • "I love you, (name). You’re the only one I don’t have to be perfect around." (Love)
  • "Oops! (Name), you dropped this. ...Wait, what is it?" (Gift)

Replying - MarriedEdit

  • "Peace. You know I’m not an easy woman to kill. I won’t leave you." (Promise)
  • "Thank you. I strive to be the best woman I can for the man I love." (Compliment)
  • "I love you too. I’ve never been happier!" (Love)
  • "It’s medicine to heal any wound. You’re always putting yourself in danger." (Gift)

Asking - ChildEdit

  • "Severa/Morgan, come spar with me. I know you’re capable of greater things than I." (Train)
  • "Are you all right, Severa/Morgan? You look completely out of it." (Concern)
  • "Is there anything you need, Severa/Morgan? Don’t be afraid to ask your mother." (Gift)
  • "How did you spend your time in the future, Severa/Morgan? (Story)

Replying - ChildEdit

  • "All right. But don’t underestimate your mother." (Train)
  • "Ha ha! I’m fine. Don’t worry so much! Your mother is a tough woman." (Concern)
  • "Really? Thank you. Why don’t we get matching hair ornaments? I’ll pay!" (Gift)
  • "Well, I used to be painfully lonely and in love with a man I could not have. I even dreamt of death... But I found another man who sustains me and a daughter I can be proud of. So trust me—no matter how dark things seem, you will always pull through it." (Story)

Level UpEdit

  • "I would do all this and more to be with him..." (6-7 stats up)
  • "I hardly knew I had such strength!" (4-5 stats up)
  • "There. Now I must do it again." (2-3 stats up)
  • "I'll prove myself in time." (0-1 stat up)
  • "I must find my strength within from now on." (0-1 stat up, most stats capped)

Class ChangeEdit

  • "I am yours to mold as you see fit."


  • "Please don't get anything too expensive..." (buying)
  • "Help yourself. These items belong to all of us." (selling)
  • "Strength should come from the wielder." (forging)



  • "Sigh... Oh gods! Did I truly just say the word "sigh" out loud? I'm getting worse..." (misc)
  • "I'm really outdoing myself today. I wonder if he'd notice..." (surge)

Greetings - NormalEdit

  • "Good morning, Avatar. Here to sneak one last nap?" (morning)
  • "Avatar! Here for a break? I get sleepy as the day drags on." (midday)
  • "Evening, Avatar. Taking a break? We all need to." (evening)
  • "What’s wrong, Avatar? Can’t you sleep?" (night)
  • "Happy birthday, Avatar!" (birthday)

Greetings - MarriedEdit

  • "Hello, Avatar. Nice day we’re having." (morning)
  • "Hello, Avatar. What’s in store for you today?" (midday)
  • "Hello, Avatar. The days feel short, don’t they?" (evening)
  • "Hello, Avatar. Why don’t we retire for the night?" (night)
  • "Happy birthday, Avatar!" (birthday)


An Ylissean pegasus knight who has been friends with Sumia since child-hood. Her beauty, skill, and record are surpassed by few, but she cannot seem to win Chrom's heart. The deepest, most frequent sigher. Born on July 7th.

Help DescriptionEdit

An Ylissean pegasus knight too humble to see her vast talents.


“Thank you... I thought nothing could warm my heart again. I shall love you above...all others...for the rest of my days.”
—Cordelia's confession quote.

Final ChapterEdit

“We’re all right here by your side!”
—Cordelia's final chapter quote

“My good prince... My joy has no bounds...”
—Cordelia's quote after Grima was defeated by Chrom

“The day you proposed to me was the happiest day of my life. I want nothing more than to keep you close until the end of my days.”
—Cordelia reassuring the Avatar for their choice if she is his wife.

“Too many times now have I watched loved ones give their lives for me... I must hold on to faith that this time will be different.”
—Cordelia's quote after the Avatar's sacrifice of killing Grima

DLC Pre-BattleEdit

The Golden Gaffe Pre-BattleEdit

“So everyone else was keeping the gold they found for themselves... I always deliver what I find to Chrom. It gives us a chance to talk! *Siiiiiiiiigh* Wait, this is no time to get dreamy! Focus, Cordelia, focus!”
—Cordelia's pre-battle quote.

EXPonential Growth Pre-BattleEdit

“Interesting... These dead things would make exceptional training dummies. Though personally, I'd prefer to better myself using more challenging methods. But if my lord needs faster results, I am certainly happy to oblige.”
—Cordelia's pre-battle quote.

Infinite Regalia Pre-BattleEdit

“Are these warriors really the dead given life again? Then my friends, my family, the pegasus knights... No, such thoughts are folly. The dead deserve to rest in peace.”
—Cordelia's pre-battle quote.

Death's Embrace Pre-BattleEdit

“How terrible. You were just going about your lives peacefully... And then HE came along and took it all away. I wish we could have arrived sooner and saved you from all this.”
—Cordelia's pre-battle quote.

Five-Anna Firefight Pre-BattleEdit

“I know full well the agony of facing life without my kin... I won't allow Anna to be cast into that heart-wrenching abyss. In the name of the knight-sisters who died for me, I will prevail!”
—Cordelia's pre-battle quote.

Roster Rescue Pre-BattleEdit

“So what fascinating secrets have you uncovered about me? It says I'm compensating with this breastplate, doesn't it? ...Well, that's one secret I'm afraid you're going to have to take back to the grave!”
—Cordelia's pre-battle quote.

Summer Scramble Pre-BattleEdit

“The blue water, the rhythm of the waves... The ocean is so romantic. Or at least it would be if you rogues weren't fouling it up. You'll pay for sowing these happy sands with strife!”
—Cordelia's pre-battle quote.

Hot-Spring Scramble Pre-BattleEdit

“They say these waters do wonders for the skin... I wonder if it's true. I suppose I could make time to soak later, but... No. I am a knight. I am sworn to higher ideals than smooth, beautiful... *sigh*”
—Cordelia's pre-battle quote.


Dual SupportEdit

  • "It's you and me."
  • "Focus!"
  • "Stay calm."
  • "I'm here."
  • "Stay with me."
  • "I'll keep you safe."
  • "To victory!"
  • "Won't be long."
  • "Shall we mop up?"

Dual StrikeEdit

  • "Face me!"
  • "Have another!"
  • "My turn!"
  • "I got this!"
  • "All too easy!"
  • "I gotcha!"

Dual GuardEdit

  • "No!"
  • "Watch out!"
  • "I'll keep you safe!"
  • "There!"


  • "Now, you've angered me!"
  • "Out of my sight!"
  • "I can do this!"
  • "That's quite enough!"

Defeated EnemyEdit

  • "I must prevail!"
  • "Over already?"
  • "Sigh..."
  • "As it must be."
  • "Ah heh heh."

Partner Defeated EnemyEdit

  • "That was something."
  • "Thank you."

Defeated By EnemyEdit

  • "Too...weak..."


“Nngh! Curse me, I am weak! I must retreat...”
—Cordelia's defeat quote in Chapter 7

“I was given this life by my friends... It is not mine to throw away... Sorry, Chrom, but I have to retreat...and save myself”
—Cordelia's retreat quote (classic mode)

“I did my best, but that wasn't good enough. I'm leaving now...”
—Cordelia's retreat quote (casual mode)

Possible EndingsEdit

Cordelia - Knight Paragon
Not even peacetime could dull the lovely Cordelia's knightly edge, and she became a figurehead for all Ylissean warriors. It was unrequited love that drove her, many said—though she never stated for whom.
Cordelia and the Avatar
Many wrote of Avatar's legendary exploits, but accounts of his origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone--he loved his wife, Cordelia, above all else.
Cordelia and Frederick
As Ylisse's new knight captain, Frederick took charge of keeping the peace and training new recruits with his wife. Teaching was hard for Cordelia, however, as she was forced to neglect her own gifts.
Cordelia and Virion
Virion returned home to Rosanne where he was labelled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. But Cordelia defended her husband vehemently and ultimately won him a second chance with his people.
Cordelia and Stahl
Stahl continued his service as an Ylissean knight and led crucial missions across the realm. Cordelia accepted her husband, scatter-brained gaffes and all, and the two built a happy life together.
Cordelia and Vaike
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, he was never a match for Cordelia, whose shining talents and beauty tended to make her husband look dull.
Cordelia and Kellam
Not even peace could dull the lovely Cordelia's knightly edge, as she became a figurehead for all Ylissean warriors. Her husband's name has been lost to history.
Cordelia and Lon'qu
Lon’qu returned to Regna Ferox and served as Basilio’s right-hand man. Cordelia exibhited her usual resilience toward Ferox’s cold winters and enjoyed a peaceful, happy life with her husband.
Cordelia and Ricken
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Cordelia herself advanced as a knight, and the couple lived for many long years.
Cordelia and Gaius
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. As his wife, Cordelia, was in charge of keeping law and order, Gaius dreaded the thought of seeing her on the job.
Cordelia and Gregor
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess, but when he saw Cordelia working diligently as a knight of Ylisse, he decided to clean up his own act and fight by his wife's side.
Cordelia and Libra
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. The children loved Libra like a mother and respected Cordelia like an elder sister.
Cordelia and Henry
Henry settled down with Cordelia and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Their newborn daughter grew up in a peaceful world with two loving parents and was said to be a likeable girl.
Cordelia and Donnel
Donnel returned to his tiny village and built a happy life with his mother and his wife, Cordelia. The latter, however, continued to train hard as a knight and often answered the exalt's call.

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Smash Bros. SeriesEdit

Cordelia appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as a collectable Trophy. Her trophy features her in her Pegasus Knight class wielding a Brave Lance. One of Lucina's Palette Swaps is based around Cordelia's color scheme.

3DS Info
Type Image Description
Cordelia CordeliaTrophy3DS A member of the Ylissean Pegasus Knights. Friends since childhood, Cordelia and Sumia have aged quite differently over time, Sumia's scatterbrained nature contrasting with Cordelia's capable efficiency. She may seem self-assured and ready for anything, but she's tormented by her unrequited feelings for a certain someone…

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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


Cordelia is a feminine given name, popularly associated with Latin cordis "heart". It was born by the tragic heroine of Shakespeare's King Lear. In the play, the character is unwilling to profess her love to her father, stating "Love, and be silent", reflected in Cordelia's situation with Chrom.

Cordelia's Japanese name, Tiamo, comes from the Italian phrase "Ti amo", meaning "I love you", likely referencing her unrequited love for Chrom.

In conjunction with her daughter, their names reference "love and peace" in the Japanese version.


  • In the concept art from the Knights of Iris book, Cordelia's hair was blue instead of red and she greatly resembled Lucina.
  • Cordelia's birthday, July 7, is the same day as the Japanese star festival, Tanabata, which is inspired by a folklore story about two lovers that were separated and could only meet once a year on that day.
  • Cordelia's English voice actress, Julie Ann Taylor, also voices her daughter Severa, as well as Caeldori and Flora from Fates.
    • Cordelia also shares her Japanese Voice actress, Eimi Okada, with Caeldori.
  • Cordelia is the 4th most popular female character in the Japanese Fire Emblem Awakening popularity poll.
  • Cordelia's official artwork depicts her wielding a Brave Lance.
  • In Cordelia's S-Support with the Avatar, Id~(Serenity), is not played. Instead "Ha ha! Yes, it will take some getting used to!" is played, the standard S-Support theme for any S-Support not involving the Avatar. Cordelia shares this trait with Ricken.
  • Cordelia is the basis for Caeldori, the daughter of Subaki from Fire Emblem Fates. If Selena is Caeldori's mother, Cordelia is mentioned in their support conversations and a unique conversation between them at the end Caeldori's recruitment. 


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