“I don't really understand what happened. When I came to my senses, I was in the middle of a battle. I was scared, so I escaped here. Eh, I was under Tatra's control? So that's what it was... I've been a bother, haven't I? I'm sorry.”
Delthea (デューテ Dyūte, Dyute in the Japanese version) is a playable character Fire Emblem Gaiden. She is a Mage that was brainwashed by the necromancer Tatra and forced to aid him in guarding the floodgate between Zofia and Rigel. Her brother, Luthier, asks Alm's army to help him save his sister by killing Tatra. After Tatra's defeat, she is freed from her trance and flees into the floodgate, where she joins Alm's army after they finish off the remaining enemy forces. After the war ends, she seals away her magic and lives happily as a single woman.
In Chapter 3, talk to her at the Water Gate if she survived the previous battle.
Delthea is an extreme glass canon, and an above average Magic unit if trained. She starts with excellent overall stats for a Level 3 unit (including a whopping 15 Resistance, the most of any Magic user aside from the Pre-Promoted Tatiana) and comes equipped with a Prayer Ring, which guarantees a critical hit if the holder is under half health.
On top of her good stats, she has an extremely aggressive spell list with lots of hard hitting 2 range spells. She starts with Aura, which is already one of the most powerful spells available to Mages in Gaiden, and if you level her a lot she will eventually learn Ragnarok, the most powerful spell in the game, and she is the only character aside from Celica able to learn it.
However, Delthea does have several downsides to her. She is one of the few Mages in the game that does not learn Thunder (Nomah being the other, though Tobin and Atlas lack it as well if you choose to make them Mages), and thus does not have a spell with 3 range. She also has subpar HP growth and terrible Defense growth, as well as average Speed growth. On top of this, almost all of her spells deduct lots of HP when used other than her base Fire spell, which can burn through her low health quickly. All of these factors combined means she needs to be extremely well protected in order to be effective. But despite these weaknesses, she is capable of dealing more damage than any other Magic unit in the game and is one of the best Magic units.
After sealing away her magic, she lived on happily as a single woman.
“FOR DEFYING LORD Tatra...... DIE”
—Delthea's battle Quote in Gaiden
“Ahh, it hurts... B-brother...”
—Delthea's death quote as an enemy in Gaiden
“Nooo. I don't wanna die yet... ”
—Delthea's death Quote as an ally in Gaiden
Quote if Tatra is killedEdit
“Hah! It hurts over here... What am I doing in a place like this? Help! Big brother Luthier! --”
—Delthea's quote if Tatra is killed