“A mercenary has to fend for himself. No one's gonna be looking out for you. You've got to be skeptical. You should even be wary that I might be giving out orders just so I can ensure my own safety.”
—Dieck talking to Shanna in a support conversation.
Dieck (ディーク Dīku, translated as Deke in Super Smash Bros. Brawl) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is the leader of a small mercenary company, and very loyal to his employers.
Originally an Etrurian pit-fighter, Dieck attracted the attention of the nobles, Pent and Louise, who offered him a job as Klein's guardian. Dieck had saved Klein when he was a boy from a charging lion, whose claws dug into his body, leaving deep scars. Pent and Louise did not mind that Klein fought alongside the pit-fighters in arenas and charged Dieck with the protection of their son. Dieck left their service some time later when nobles pressured House Reglay with the fact that Dieck should not be involved with nobility, being of common blood. Klein, however, never forgot his former playmate and protector.
Before he was hired by Eliwood to serve Roy's army, Dieck and his group of mercenaries had been recruited by a certain lord to fight against his enemies. That lord, in an effort to buy time to escape, abandoned the mercenaries. Many were slaughtered, leaving Dieck the only survivor, and his foes captured and tortured him. He later hires two young axefighters named Wade and Lot, as well as an Ilian Pegasus knight named Shanna.
Sword - C
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
- See also: Dieck/Supports
Dieck has the potential to be the best Hero in the game, with his only competition being Ogier and Echidna. He is one of your best fighters early on thanks to his high bases. While Dieck may have inferior Speed and Luck growths compared to Ogier, he joins the game a few chapters earlier than him at a higher level with good base stats, the Constitution to use heavier swords without much speed loss, and a C rank in Swords. By Chapter 8, he should be levels ahead of Ogier, and may be able to promote with a Hero Crest that is acquired from the previous chapter. His growths are otherwise very good for his class, and he will most likely max his HP, Strength and Skill, while doing fairly above average in Speed and Luck. His support triangle with Clarine and Rutger can give him a large boost to his critical rate.
- Dieck - Wounded Tiger (手負いの虎 Teoi no tora)
Dieck broke up his mercenary band and set out to travel on his own. After that, he continued to participate in various battles. Once, an entire legion of enemies fled after seeing him appear on the battlefield... That is but one of the many legends he has left behind.
“I'm sorry... I can't stay with you.”
—Dieck's death quote in The Binding Blade.
Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit
- Dieck appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker under the name 'Deke'.
- Sticker Info
|Name||Image||Artwork from||Effect in The Subspace Emissary|
|Fire Emblem: The The Binding Blade||[Slash] - Attack +9|
Usable by: Marth, Ike
He makes a brief cameo appearance in chapters 16 and 17 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.
Dieck is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Dieck won 9th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 2:1. The voter comments seem to generally focus on his brave and strong personality as a warrior and his character design.
- Although he was once Klein's protector, Dieck is not able to recruit him.
- Even though his official artwork depicts him topless, his sprite does not.