“If something befalls Father, Marth will become the last person in the entire world worthy of wielding the Falchion. I want you to guide him, Malledus, even when the rest of us no longer can.”
—Elice to Malledus in Shadow Dragon
Elice (エリス Erisu lit. Ellis in fan translations.) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and their remakes. She is Marth's elder sister, and the princess of Altea.
When the Doluna Empire attacked Altea, she chose to stay with the Altean people, sending Marth and later Malledus away so that they may survive. Ultimately, she was captured by Gharnef, who wanted to use her to gain access to the Aum Staff. After Gharnef was finally defeated, Marth freed her, and she joined the Altean army.
In Mystery of the Emblem, she offered herself as a hostage so that Caeda could escape and rejoin Marth. She was later taken to Gharnef and was almost sacrificed to revive Medeus as a Dark Dragon (alongside Lena, Maria, and Nyna), but she was returned to her own self by Merric, who was in love with her. Later, she moves to Pales with Merric.
According to the Takayashiki Hideo's Mystery of the Emblem novel adaptation, Elice is 22 years old.
Elice is a calm and composed woman who cares deeply for her brother Marth. In Shadow Dragon she risks her life by staying in Altea to safeguards Marth's escape into Talys, and tells Marth later that she was 'ready for the worst' if that's what's needed to get him to safety.
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*Dropped if defeated as an Enemy.
In Shadow Dragon, Elice joins one chapter before the endgame (if Chapter 24x is to be visited, then two), with low bases and is under leveled; however, Elice has the best growth rates of any initial magic user in the game. Her growths easily allow her to catch up to par with your other units in almost every stat, excluding Magic. Unfortunately, her availability is severely limited due to her late entry, but she will easily be an able healer as she enters with an A in Staff Mastery (despite having no starting staves), so levels can easily be gained by using high level staves, such as the Fortify.
Elice is a high enough level to use a Master Seal, but using one prematurely will only make her weaker in the long run. While her bases are not strong enough for a physical class change, a mage or sage is a great option for her if the player wishes for her to be a more offensive unit. She is the ideal candidate to use the Aum Staff, though Maria (and Shiida and Minerva if reclassed) can use it as well.
Despite her late entry, Elice easily becomes one of the fastest magic users in the game. Despite having resistance that is much lower than a usual cleric, Elice has high Health points, magic, speed, skill, and luck.
Elice returned to Altea with Marth. Ever serene, she stood by her brother and watched him grow into a fine leader.
Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~Edit
Elice helped to establish a magic academy in the palace. She married soon after, and lived out her days blissfully...
“Marth..my brother... Be strong...”
—Elice's death quote in Shadow Dragon
Elice is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following card:
- In Elice's Trading Card as a Bishop, she has fire magic, though when she appears in Monshō no Nazo she only has a staff. (In Mystery of the Emblem, Lena has the fire magic, but in Lena's Bishop Trading Card she has a staff.) However, in Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~, Elice does wield fire magic upon recruitment as a Bishop.