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“I will be strong, Lucia...”
—Elincia, following Lucia's capture in Radiant Dawn.
Elincia (エリンシア Erinshia), full name Elincia Ridell Crimea (エリンシア・リデル・クリミア Erinshia Rideru Kurimia lit. Elincia Riddell Crimea), is a playable character and the deuteragonist from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. She is the Princess of Crimea and the only known remaining member of the Crimean royal bloodline in Path of Radiance, and serves as the country's queen in Radiant Dawn.
She is voiced by Erica Evans in the English version and Juri Takita (滝田 樹里) in the Japanese version.
Path of RadianceEdit
Prior to the events of the game, Elincia was raised in secrecy from birth, owing to the fact that a political fallout may occur if her existence were to be made public. Until the Daein invasion, she spent her life at a villa in the countryside, befriending her milk siblings, Lucia and Geoffrey at the same time.
Due to being raised in such seclusion, Elincia has very little knowledge of the outside world. Before meeting the Greil Mercenaries, she has neither set foot in a Crimean village nor any opportunities to interact with the Crimean commoners. After being rescued by Ike and the mercenaries, she employs them to escort her to the country of Gallia.
After Greil is killed by the hand of the Black Knight, Elincia agrees with Ike's decision to fight back against Daein to restore Crimea's independence, accompanying each other for the rest of the game. In the later chapters of the game, Elincia gains the use of swords and staves, and enters the battlefield with a Pegasus steed that once belonged to her great-grandmother.
In the epilogue of the game, Elincia undergoes a coronation ceremony, where she is crowned the next Queen of Crimea.
Elincia is re-introduced as the rightful queen of Crimea, where she is observed to be plagued with the issue of rebellion in her country. At this point of time in the game, Crimea is still undergoing recession from Daein's former invasion, with Elincia's attempts to restore her kingdom being in vain.
The Crimean nobility then takes advantage of Elincia's political naivety, whereupon they proceed to formulate plans to usurp the throne from her. This thus leads to the arising of heated conflict between the nobility and Elincia’s most trusted retainers.
The political instability of the country is exacerbated by the capture of Lucia by Ludveck, who uses her life as bait to force Elincia into handing the rulership of the country over to him. Elincia is unexpectedly aided by the Greil Mercenaries once again, who assist in overturning the unrest in Crimea, saving Lucia in the process.
After the final battle against Ashera, Elincia will return to Crimea, where she is reputed to lead her nation into a golden age of peace and prosperity. She will be wed to Geoffrey if they share an A rank support at the end of the game.
As a result of being sheltered from both the court and the community since birth, Elincia has thus picked up an assortment of manual-based skills at the villa she is raised in, such as that of basic household chores. She is also rather respectful towards everyone she meets, regardless of their rank and class. This may be observed through her habit of addressing others with "my lord" in Path of Radiance. This habit of hers is different in the Japanese version of the game, where she adds 様 (sama), a suffix that is used to address individuals of higher social classes, to the names of the individuals she speaks to. Elincia also accentuates a deep loyalty to Crimea as its ruler, as can be observed when she makes the painful decision to sacrifice Lucia in order to retain the country's dignity and honor.
Fire Emblem: Path of RadianceEdit
- Chapter 26: Automatically from the start.
* Elincia will join with a Slim Sword instead if Lucia, Geoffrey, and Bastian are not all alive by the start of Chapter 26.
- See also: Elincia/Supports
- Lucia: 10%
Elincia is considered to be of the Est archetype in this game, as she joins under-leveled late in the game with competent growth rates. Due to riding a Pegasus steed, she is thus able to fly over obstacles such as mountains and rivers. This essentially allows Elincia to be a very efficient healer, as she is able to reach injured allies who may be positioned far away from her with relative ease.
However, as Elincia's initial Strength is too low for her to wield Amiti without suffering from Speed penalties, it is thus advised to give her Energy Drops to boost this particular stat. She is also rather vulnerable to physical attacks, owing to her low HP and Defense stats. In order to better utilize her as a unit, Skills such as Guard, Adept, and Resolve should be assigned to her.
Fire Emblem: Radiant DawnEdit
|Part 1||Part 2||Part 3||Part 4||Endgame|
◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected ╳=Not allowed
*Obtained After Part 2.
Elincia starts out with stats that are more balanced than what she had in the previous game, and has a good chance to cap her Strength, Speed, and Luck. However, her HP and Defense are rather low, flaws that are offset by her good Avoid. Assigning skills such as Cancel, Nihil, and Adept to her are highly recommended, as she will be able to activate them in battle fairly frequently. Later on, giving her the Imbue skill is highly recommended, as her incredible Magic allows her to regenerate huge chunks of her HP. The Mercy skill should be removed from her as soon as the game allows the player to, as it will hinder her usability as a unit. Amiti makes Elincia a daunting threat with quadruple attacks, and the ability to heal and fly to the back line grants her unparalleled versatility, but these traits are offset by the Queen's very low availability.
*Enemy only; joins unequipped
Death/Defeat/Game Over QuotesEdit
Path of RadianceEdit
Elincia: Ike...for all you have done, I thank you. May you live a...long...and happy...life...
Ike: Elincia...? Wait...you can’t do this! You can’t die!
- In Part 2: Prologue
Elincia: I...I am so...so powerless. Ah... Father...Mother...Uncle......
Leanne: (Queen Elincia! Your Majesty!)
- In Part 2: Endgame
Elincia: Father... Please forgive me! I have failed...as queen...
Geoffrey: Queen Elincia! I... I'm coming to save you! What's the point of living without you?! Dear Elincia! (If Geoffrey has arrived)
- In Part 3: Chapter 10 (as NPC)
Elincia: Sir Ike... Please... Look after Crimea.
Ike: Elincia! Open your eyes, Elincia!
- In Part 4: Chapter 2
Elincia: Crimea... The people of Crimea... must...be...saved...
Ranulf: ...Queen Elincia. King Caineghis had such faith in the future of our countries... You won't get to see it now...
- In Part 4: Chapter 5
Elincia: I'm...sorry... My journey...ends here. Please look after Crimea... Please...save the petrified people...
Tibarn: Queen Elincia! That's it, Izuka! That's the very last life you take. Your black heart has beat long enough.
- In Part 4: Endgame
Elincia: Ugh...aaah... Sorry... I... I'm...
Ike: Elincia! You don't have to do this! Just get out of here!
Elincia: My noble Ike... All...your plans...
Ike: Don't speak. Leave it all to me. You use all your strength to make sure that you survive. Do it for the people of Crimea.
Elincia: All right, Sir Ike. ...I know you can do it. I'll be waiting.
- Devoted Queen (清真女王 Kiyozane joō)
Elincia governed Crimea with resolve and a deep love for her people. Her reign was remembered as a golden age.
Super Smash Bros. SeriesEdit
Brawl Trophy ProfileEdit
Wii U Trophy ProfileEdit
|Elincia||Elincia ascended to the Crimean throne after her parents were murdered by the Daein army. Her efforts to restore the kingdom and aid her people led to some of the nobility to plot against her, but the support she was given helped her usher a new age of peace and prosperity.|
Elincia is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards: