“Your father's life-long dream was to see the war-torn Thracian Peninsula united. You must keep his dream alive, for you are the only one who can pull it off now.”
—Finn to Leif
Finn (フィン Fin; romanized as Fin in the Fire Emblem Museum) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a knight of Leonster who once served Quan in the events of the First Generation. He is the only character in Genealogy of the Holy War who appears as a playable character in both Sigurd's and Seliph's tales.
Finn was in Leonster during the fateful Battle of Belhalla, and thus he escaped the massacre that decimated most of Sigurd's army. However, due to Thracia's invasion of the Manster District a year later, he was forced to flee Leonster with young Leif, whom he had sworn to protect. During the intermission, he raises Leif on the behalf of Quan and Ethlyn, and Nanna on the behalf of Raquesis. In the Second Generation, he joins Seliph's army in the war against Julius and the Lopto Empire.
In Thracia 776, it is hinted that Finn spent three years looking for Raquesis after the events of Genealogy of the Holy War, but his attempts proved to be futile.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
Lance - B
Finn is first made available in the Prologue Chapter of the game at the beginning of the third turn. At this juncture, he may seem out of place as a lance-wielder due to the enemy forces mainly being comprised of axe users, but his solid growth rates will help to offset this. As mentioned previously, he is the only playable character available in both generations. As such, he is definitely worth using as a combat unit.
There are mixed opinions as to whether Finn should be paired up or not. Some players feel that Finn should not be paired, as this will allow him to retain his Brave Lance from the First Generation. Others recommend pairing him up with Raquesis, not just for the +5 Speed bonus to Nanna, but also for the context of Thracia 776.
In Chapter 1, if Quan speaks to Finn, Finn will gain one point of strength, one point of skill, and one point of defense.
In Chapter 7, after Darna Castle is captured, if Finn is the father of either Nanna, Lana, or Larcei, he may then speak to his daughter. This will result in Nanna gaining five points of speed, Lana gaining five points of magic, and Larcei gaining five points of skill.
In Chapter 8, Finn may speak to Leif, and Leif will gain three points of strength.
Finn is unable to fall in love in the Second Generation, but is a potential father for the female playable units of said generation.
- Deirdre: N/A
- Ethlyn: N/A
- Adean: 0+2
- Ayra: 0+2
- Raquesis: 50+2
- Ferry: 50+2
- Sylvia: 0+3
- Briggid: 180+10
- Tailto: 180+10
* This weapon is only usable when dismounted.
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Knight Proof||Duke Knight|
In this game, Finn starts off with the Brave Lance, a weapon that is now made exclusive to him. With this weapon on hand, Finn has the potential to evolve into an extremely powerful unit, due to his ability to double attack and the bonus luck (10) he receives from said weapon. Furthermore, this weapon is extremely useful in employing enemy-capturing strategies in the game.
Finn - The Legendary Lance Knight (伝説の槍騎士 Densetsu no Yari Kishi lit. Spear Knight of Legend)
After seeing Leif take the throne, Finn disappeared. Three years passed before he showed himself again. There are no records on what he was doing in the time he was gone. Some claim to have caught a glimpse of him in the Yied Desert, but these are only rumors.
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
Like his game counterpart, Finn serves Quan as a knight of Leonster. After Raquesis was saved from Elliot by Sigurd's army, Sigurd discussed his next course of action on helping out Eldigan with Quan and Finn. Finn compared Elliot with Raquesis, the former was a spoiled child, while the latter was far more refined, but admitted that he never met Raquesis in person and would like the chance to meet her.
When Raquesis enters the conversation and expressed her desire to join Sigurd's army, she was soon given permission by Eldigan's wife, Iria. Despite still being reluctant, with Quan's insistence, she was allowed in, and Finn was assigned to be her bodyguard, which he accepted, much to his embarrassment.
As Sigurd's forces needed a way to invade Mackily castle, but couldn't due to Clement's Sleep Staff, Deirdre proposed a plan where Raquesis, Ayra, and herself would go in alone, and Deirdre would use the Silence Staff to defeat Clement. However, the plan required Raquesis to go alone with Ayra and Deirdre, which Finn spoke out against in a conversation with Raquesis, as he could not come due to being a man, which would endanger the plan.
Finn speaks that it was his duty to protect her, but Raquesis remarks that she doesn't need anyone protecting her, and that she only accepted Finn as her guard so she would be allowed into the army. Finn grabs her wrist and tries to reason with her that she should not overestimate herself, but Raquesis angrily shakes her hand free, and coldly states that Finn was the one overestimating himself and there was only one person that could truly protect her. The statement made Finn question who she had been referring to, and remained silent as Raquesis continued with the plan. Finn grew upset that he could not fulfill his master's orders, but tries to keep his heart from being burdened.
Later on, when the army were to sleep outdoors and were setting up tents, Raquesis attempted to tie a proper knot for the tent, but kept failing, much to Ayra's amusement. Finn took the rope from Raquesis and advised her that Ayra would continue to tease her if she didn't learn, so he would teach her. Raquesis states that she only needed to see it once to know how to do so, to which Finn replies that if she failed again, then he would tease her, much to her chagrin. Finn worked on tying the knot on the tent silently as Raquesis began to talk about feelings of love with Ayra, when Raquesis noticed Ayra's feelings towards Lex, and Raquesis remarked that Ayra has a chance, unlike Raquesis, where her feelings can't be realized.
After Eldigan was freed from his imprisonment and left to return to Chagall, he told Sigurd to tell Raquesis to return to Nodion. Sigurd was adamant with the decision and insisted that Raquesis followed as well when he passed the message, and even stated that Finn had to return to Quan as well. However, Finn defended Raquesis and insisted that she merely wanted to see her brother, to to forcefully return her to Nodion was too cruel, before Raquesis stormed off out of grief and anger, with Finn following.
When the autumn of Gran Year 757 passed, Finn was with Raquesis as she stayed behind in Augusty castle while Sigurd and the others departed to Silvail. Finn spoke to Raquesis, knowing that she wanted to speak to Eldigan, and suggested that perhaps she should go with Sigurd. Raquesis suddenly says that her birthday would be coming the next month, to which Finn congratulates, but then Raquesis tells Finn that she was having Sigurd give a letter to Eldigan, and she admits that she was also scared of meeting Eldigan, as he might turn her away in person and make her return to Nodion. Finn expresses that he felt jealous by Raquesis' words, as the way she spoke of Eldigan was almost as if she was in love with him. She denies the claim, but Finn easily saw through her lie, and understood that she was in fact in love with Eldigan.
After Sigurd returned, he gave Raquesis an item to her that had been given to him by Eldigan, and she quickly hurried off. Finn tried to follow, but Sigurd told him not to, making Finn realize that Sigurd was also aware of Raquesis' feelings for Eldigan. He tells Sigurd that continuing on like that would only cause her sorrow, but Sigurd questions exactly who would feel sorrow, which quickly made Finn become more aware of his own growing feelings towards Raquesis.
Upon confronting an army in Madino, Finn and Raquesis participated in the battle. As Raquesis was about to be attacked, Finn rescued her by carrying her onto his horse. As she thanks him, he expresses surprise by the praise, saying that he is capable of protecting her. When she speaks of wanting to speak to Eldigan, Finn remarks how despite everything, Eldigan is still on her mind, expressing some sadness that was noticed, but Finn shrugged it off, reminding her of the battle.
Preparing to depart from Madino, Finn speaks with Raquesis to inform her of this, but questions if she truly won't return to Eldigan's side and would instead face him in battle as an enemy, fearing that such a thing would be hard on her, but she confirms that she has to do this. However, despite her pleas to Eldigan when Sigurd's army finally confronts Eldigan's, Eldigan ordered his men to attack, and Sigurd ordered Finn to take Raquesis from the front lines, which he did. As he guided her further back, Raquesis pleaded with Finn to take her back so she could stop Eldigan, but was met with Indech, who came to take Raquesis back forcefully to Eldigan. Parrying a strike from him, Finn's arm grew slightly numb from the blow. Raquesis adamantly refused Indech's attempts to retrieve her, and Finn was forced to hold him back as she hurried back. However, Finn grew horrified when he witnessed Raquesis take an injury to the neck from Eldigan's Mystletainn, and screamed her name as Eldigan hurriedly took her away and retreated.
Later that night, Finn encountered Ethlyn after he had completed treating the other wounded soldiers. When he noticed that she was crying, Finn panicked when her believed that Ethlyn was crying because Quan's condition took a turn for the worse, but Ethlyn managed to ease Finn's worries by saying that Quan was alright. Ethlyn then questioned how Finn was feeling, since he was always together with Raquesis, and he admitted that he was worried about her. When Ethlyn reprimanded herself at how she could only cry and scream while Raquesis risked her life to stop Eldigan from nearly killing Quan, Finn questioned how Ethlyn could do that. He expressed his great respect for her, how despite young she was, she was in a war-ridden land like Leonster, and how her mere presence raised the spirits of the other soldiers, and that was something only Ethlyn could do, before noting that stopping Eldigan was something only Raquesis could do. He then thought to himself at how that scene with Eldigan and Raquesis made him realize how helpless he was.
After Raquesis returned and Eldigan was later executed, his severed head was sent to Sigurd's army, and Finn went into the tent Raquesis was in and told her of Eldigan's fate. Raquesis immediately tried to go see Eldigan, but Finn restrained her and told her that it was best she didn't see, but she believed that Eldigan was still alive. Finn told her to calm down and realize that Eldigan's head being severed meant he was dead, which made Raquesis have a breakdown as she screamed in despair.
Finn later speaks of Raquesis' condition with Ethlyn after the event, before going into Raquesis's tent to see her, only to find her holding the Earth Sword in her hands, which he quickly knocks away, believe that she had been attempting suicide. However, she tells him that the Earth Sword could not kill her, as the weapon absorbed the life force of the one stabbed and transfers it to the holder of the weapon, so the weapon killing her would be impossible. She then tells Finn that she wants to know what it felt like to die, and asks him what she should do no, much to his horror.
After Agustria was captured and Chagall died, Eldigan's body was soon to be buried. Finn found Raquesis with the coffin that held Eldigan's body, and told her that Eldigan would be buried the next day. He tried to tell her to take better care of herself as she still had a fever, but she simply shrugged him off, saying that she would remain as the coffin as cold to bring her fever down. Finn stated that she would end up killing herself if she remained in that state of mind, to which she suddenly asked him to kill her. In a sudden burst of anger, Finn slapped her and declared he would leave her alone, before leaving, but was still upset by her words after he left the room.
Moving to Silesse to escape Grannvale's pursuit, Finn continued to try and get Raquesis back to proper health, trying to get her to eat, but she always refused, a worry that he shared with Ethlyn. When Raquesis opened the window and screamed out in despair, before Finn closed the window, reprimanding her for doing such things yet again, and how she was making everyone worry about her, and how she was not touching her food. Raquesis asks him if he brought her a white rose, to which he states that it was impossible as they would not grow in the current season. Raquesis states that she wants a white rose, and tells him to bring her one, before Finn leaves, telling her to try to eat something. As he left, he pulled out a small picture he had drawn of a white rose, but believes that it was not very good, only for Ayra to suddenly show up behind him and say that it was well drawn, much to his surprise, and he hurriedly put the picture away. Finn then speaks to Ayra about Raquesis' condition.
Later on, Finn contemplates how to get Raquesis to eat something, speaking to Ethlyn when she arrived. When questioning her presence in the kitchen, she said that she was going to switch with him in giving Raquesis the food, but he says that its his job since Quan had given him the task of watching over her. Ethlyn tries to take the tray and insist that Finn take the break, only for Finn to move the tray out of her reach. Quick to catch on, Ethlyn immediately picks up on Finn's feelings for Raquesis, much to her amusement. Admitting his feelings for Raquesis, he knows that their ranks separates them, but doesn't care if his feelings do't reach her, but he simply desires that Raquesis cheer up again.
Ethlyn denies such a notion and believes that Finn should not settle for anything less for his love with Raquesis, as it was his feelings towards the princess that pushed him as far as he had gotten, and that Raquesis needs to realize that as well. Ethlyn states that Finn's sincere feelings need to open the wall around Raquesis' heart. Finn then asks how he could do that, wanting the viewpoint of a woman to aid him, to which she says that making a sudden confession to Raquesis will only backfire, but Finn denies the idea of doing such a thing. However, with some other advice, Finn understands that he has to do something different, before remembering the white rose.
The next morning, Finn brings Raquesis her breakfast and tells her that starting today, he would make sure that she was eating again. When Raquesis asks if he brought a white rose, he says he did, only to suddenly be rejected, as she knows he couldn't have. She says that Finn was an annoyance and tells him to leave her alone, and that she didn't need the food. Angered by her words, as despite how he could sense her silent plea for help, she wouldn't allow anyone in, and could no longer accept it.
He suddenly grabs her, reminding her that he said that he would make sure that she eats something, before taking a bite out of a loaf of bread, indicating that he would forcefully feed her via mouth to mouth, an action that makes Raquesis violently lash out and try and escape from him, making the tray of food and the Earth Sword fall onto the floor, as Finn restrains her. He tells her that she has to eat, as Eldigan would have wanted her to live, only for Raquesis to angrily question how he could know, when Eldigan didn't care for her at all, as he would never have left her alone to suffer if he did care. This makes Finn slowly release her as she breaks down in tears.
Finn says that he does know that Eldigan wanted her to live and that he did care for her, the proof being the Earth Sword that he had given her, before speaking of the life-draining abilities the weapon carried. Raquesis confirms that and that it was worthless as it couldn't even let her take her own life. However, much to her shock, Finn moved quickly in front of her, put the weapon into her hands and made her stab him, the weapon immediately beginning to drain his life force to help Raquesis. Finn tells her that the fact the weapon taking the life of others to save her own meant that Eldigan wanted her to live, so that she could continue living and seeing her smile. Raquesis, horrified by the act, pleads for Finn to pull away, or he would die. As Finn lets go and falls back, he began to bleed profusely, making Raquesis try and use the Live Staff to heal him.
As she questioned why he would do such a thing, she tries to remove his clothes to help heal him, before seeing the white rose drawing of his, that was stained red by Finn's own blood. Finn admits that he drew it to try and help her, but states that it was poorly drawn and now was worthless because of his blood making it turn red. Finn's actions had managed to touch Raquesis' heart and made her finally be able to move on. After the ordeal was over, Finn accompanied her outside in the snow, where she bottled the picture of the bloodied rose drawing, before she threw it to the ocean to show she moved on, before she looked back at Finn and smiled. Seeing her smile again made Finn tear up, but he quickly lied that the salty breeze was affecting his eyes.
When Raquesis states that she wants to train to obtain the title of "Master", where she would master all the weapons of knights, Finn offered to train with her in lances. The two trained together and grew closer, much to Ethlyn's delight as she teased Finn about it, and even told Quan about it.
After spring arrived and Raquesis became a "Master", she thanked Finn for his help and asked that she continue to look after her. Quan had also noted that Finn had improved remarkably and that he should promote too, which they would do as soon as Finn returned to Leonster. When Raquesis questioned this, Quan informed her that he would have to check on things back in Leonster, to which Raquesis believed that Finn would return as well, but Finn admitted that he would be staying in Leonster. That night, when Raquesis was training, she noticed Finn watching her when one of the sticks she had been cutting with her lance struck Finn's hand.
When Raquesis questioned how long he had been there, he admitted that he was there for a while, as he been watching her. When she questioned this, he admitted that it was because he wanted to engrave her into his mind so that he wouldn't forget her. As his hand began to bleed from earlier, he began to lick it, only for Raquesis to take him to get treated. As she bandaged his hand, she speaks to Finn when he would leave, to which he says it would be when Ethlyn would be strong enough to move around with her baby, being around the time of the next snowfall. Finn listens as Raquesis expresses her gratitude towards him for bringing the color back into her world after Eldigan's death, but when she expresses that Finn had only remained by her side because of his orders, she asks that he doesn't forget her, before she finished bandaging his hand and begins to leave.
Those words, however, made Finn grab her arm and tell her that she was wrong, saying that he didn't stay with her because of his orders from Quan. He confesses that he only used that as an excuse the entire time, before suddenly pulling her into an embrace, declaring that he could no longer lie to himself, and that a memory of her just wasn't enough, before he professed his love to her. She tells him to not leave her then, which he agrees, though it was an obvious lie and she tearfully questions why the people she falls in love with ultimately leave her, before the two share a kiss that is quickly followed by a night of passion. Raquesis asks how Leonster was, to which Finn explains, and expresses his desire to take her with him. When she tells him to do that, he says that he could not, as the land he owns there and his own current rank were unworthy of her. Despite her saying that she didn't care for that, he says that he did. He promises her that when he would become a man worthy of her, he would come back for her, to which she says that she would place her faith in him.
When it was time to leave, Finn accompanied his lord, before spotting Raquesis through a window, waving to him, which Ethlyn noticed and immediately began to tease him, much to his embarrassment, though Finn quickly warns Ethlyn to watch the road in front of her.
The night they spent together had actually gotten Raquesis pregnant with her son Delmud, though Finn was unaware of it.
“...my apologies. I cannot fight with this wound, so I shall return to Leonster at once.”
—Finn's defeat quote in Generation 1 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
“Lord Leif, I shall retreat first!”
—Finn's retreat quote in Thracia 776.
“Lord Leif... Please...fulfill...your father's...legacy...”
—Finn's death quote in Thracia 776.
-Chapter 9, Against Travant
- Travant: Finn, isn't it? It's been a while. So you're still alive...how stubborn of you.
- Finn: King Travant, today I will take my revenge for what you did to my lord!
- Travant: Hahaha, don't make me laugh. What do you think you can do to me!? You're the one who's going to die!!
Finn is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Finn derives his name from that of Fionn mac Cumhaill, who was a was a mythical hunter-warrior of Irish mythology.
- Due to having a huge amount of love growth for Briggid and Tailto, he may have them listed as his lovers after several turns in Chapter 3, even if they don't meet up or stand next to each other.