“Why wouldn't I know the name of a cute girl like you?!”
—Gatrie to Marcia in a support conversation
Gatrie (Gatorie in the French version) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is one of the first characters playable in Path of Radiance, and is one of the original members of the Greil Mercenaries.
Path of RadianceEdit
Gatrie makes his first appearance at the end of Chapter 2, where he accompanies Shinon and Titania in reinforcing Ike and Boyd's attempt to rescue Rolf and Mist from a group of bandits. As Shinon smugly requests for Ike' and Boyd to express gratitude towards him for having saved their lives, Gatrie is observed to pant rather heavily, as he asserts that Shinon and Titania are "cruel" for having forced him to run while donning his armor.
In the next chapter, Gatrie is assigned to a group consisting of Titania, Shinon and Ike, where they make their way to Port Talma to quell a pirate invasion. Before embarking on the preceding mission, Gatrie seeks Titania's permission to perform a "standard thunder and lightning manuver", a move that first involves him "crash[ing] into [the enemies] like thunder" before Shinon "rains arrows down on [them] like lightning". At the end of the chapter, Shinon expresses displeasure at having been forced to carry out jobs that lack any real challenges, Gatrie agrees that the work that the mercenaries perform is "disheartening" and "unglamorous". As Titania responds with astonishment at his claims, he then goes on to assert that he is "not a money-hungry recruit", and has merely agreed with Shinon that the "mundane mercenary work" undermines the talents that they possess. He is later made to feel guilty for his gallant show of tactlessness, as Titania, with a polite hint of mockery, "apologises" for having mistakenly perceived Gatrie to be someone who finds work that does not "bring fame or fortune" not worth doing. After a short pause, Gatrie apologises for shooting off his mouth without thinking, before readily agreeing to Titania's subsequent proposal to return to the mercenaries' fort to rest.
Later in Chapter 4, Gatrie sights Daein troops approaching the mercenaries as they attempt to pass through Capital Way, where he describes them to not "look happy". He then participates in the ensuing battle between the mercenaries and Maijin's troops. At the end of the chapter, Gatrie forlornly states that "taking out [the] Daein soldiers may have been a bad move", before breaking out of his reverie as he notices Shinon looting the weapons of the fallen men.
As Daein troops later surround the mercenaries' fort in Chapter 5, Gatrie, alongside the rest of the band, is asked for his opinion as to whether they should protect Elincia or not. He then gets carried away as he dreamily describes the "regal beauty" that Elincia possesses, before proceeding to state his preference for "cuter" "country girls" who are "not quite so standoffish". Gatrie then snaps back to reality with a start, and requests for Greil to make a decision on his behalf. As the debate finally ends with the mercenaries deciding to protect Elincia from Daein, they take notice of an unnatural silence pervading the surrounding vicinity around the fort. They then take up arms to protect the fort when they realise that the surrounding Daein troops intends to attack without waiting for their reply. As the ensuing battle draws to a conclusion, Gatrie accompanies Shinon and Titania to clear a secure road to the Gallian forests.
Later in Chapter 6, Gatrie is observed to complain about the humidity of the Gallain forests, to which Titania advises him to "grin and bear" the heat, and instead focus on fleeing from the Daein pursuers. As the mercenaries approach the end of the forest, Greil decides to split the party up into two groups. Gatrie is assigned to join Greil and Shinon in forming the diversionary team in order to delay the Daein troops long enough for Elincia to enter the safe confines of the Gallian Palace.
In the next chapter, Gatrie traverses into Fort Meritenne with Greil and Shinon, where they bump into a confrontation between Ike and Petrine. Greil then makes the decision to single-handedly challenge her, ordering Gatrie and Shinon to escort the rest of the mercenaries to safety.
When Greil passes away in Chapter 8, Gatrie leaves the mercenaries with Shinon, feeling that Ike is too inexperienced to lead them in place of his father.
Gatrie later reappears in Chapter 13, where he appears as a bodyguard to Astrid aboard a ship sailing close to Coastal Begnion. When a combination of Daein and Kilvas forces lay siege on the ship, Gatrie fights alongside Astrid and the mercenaries, and eventually winds up reuniting with his old companions once again if you talk to him with Astrid after recruiting her with Ike.
In an Info Conversation Gatrie shares with Ike in Chapter 14, Gatrie is shown to have not changed much since his departure, as he dreamily compares the temple handmaidens of Mainal Cathedral to flowers, asserting that they form a "whole new species of girl" residing within Begnion.
Gatrie will then stay on and fight alongside Ike's army until the Mad King Ashnard is defeated.
Later in Chapter 3-1, Gatrie engages in a conversation with Shinon, where he excitedly reveals that he has fallen for yet another girl, claiming that she is as "lovely as the dawn". Shinon then dully replies by requesting to meet the girl, attributing his desire to keep himself "sane" amongst the "sub-humans". This comment of his incites Lyre to drop in on the conversation, whereupon Shinon proceeds to taunt and ridicule her dignity. She is later led off by Kyza, to which Shinon expresses disgust at his "high and mighty" demeanour. Gatrie, who has stayed silent throughout the entire exchange, then proceeds to lasciviously repeat Lyre's name, before claiming that he is "fated to be together" with her. This causes Shinon to exasperatedly reply that Gatrie will "hit on a tree if [he] dressed it in a skirt".
After Ashera is finally defeated, Gatrie will move on to become a famous mercenary and a household name.
Gatrie is a rather positive and optimistic individual, often confident about his abilities both on the battlefield and in relationships. He is rather flirtatious, and constantly attempts to hook up with other female members in the army. This trait of Gatrie's has been taken notice of by other male characters, one of whom include Shinon, who proclaims that Gatrie would "[hit] on a tree if I (Shinon) dressed it in a skirt".
Gatrie's lecherous nature has proven to be a major flaw of his, where he has been duped by some of the women he has sought after. In Path of Radiance, for instance, Gatrie's Support Conversations with Shinon depicts Gatrie being tricked into spending all his hard-earned gold on "brain-stones" in order to cure his supposed fiancee's terminal illness.
Despite their contrasting personalities, Gatrie has a strong friendship with Shinon. The normally cold sniper even asked Gatrie if he wanted him to get the money and eventually used his money to buy them both dinner.
Gatrie, is shown to be, to some degree, knowledgeable about his naive nature, but does not view it as a problem.
Path of RadianceEdit
- Chapter 13: Starts as an Other Unit; Have Astrid, not Ike, or Oscar speak to him in order to recruit him.
Lance - D
- See also: Gatrie/Supports
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Gatrie is a typical Armor Knight. High HP, Strength, Defense, low Speed and Resistance, and decent Skill. However, upon returning to the roster in Chapter 13, Gatrie can use the knight ward to increase his speed drastically. With enough effort, Gatrie will most likely cap HP, Strength, Defense, Skill, and Speed (if Knight Ward is equipped). While the Knight Ward can be used better on other units, such as one of the four cavaliers, they all have sufficient speed and have decent bulk so that the knight ward is somewhat redundant. The Knight Ward is only usable by a somewhat shallow pool of units, so it comes down to Halberdiers, Generals, and Paladins, and their unpromoted forms. Gatrie can be an asset, as he can double attack with powerful and accurate hits and take minimal physical damage in most scenarios, but he has the major flaw of all Armor Knights: bad movement. Mages also have the same movement, but as a unit designed to tank frontlines that he cannot get to easily, this can cause problems. Gatrie is likely superior to the other two armor knights, so he is most probably the best if you desire one, but there is little reason to use an armor at all. Overall, he is a good armor knight, but a lacking unit. Those who dislike Armor Knights should look elsewhere, as there is no need to use him aside from preference.
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- Shinon: 5%
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Gatrie possesses well-rounded stats across the board. His strongest stats are that of Strength, Defense and Speed. Strength and Defense have respectable caps of 36 and 37 respectively, which Gatrie will have little trouble reaching, but Speed is limited by low cap of 31. Nevertheless, he has the potential to become an asset to the player's army, should he be given the proper training.
As Gatrie tends to take a relatively short time to cap his HP, Strength, Speed and Defense, Bonus Experience can thus be spent on him to improve his Resistance, as Armored Units have a unusually high cap in it in Radiant Dawn. His Skill and Luck can also be improved, though they are usually less of an issue for Gatrie's performance.
Gatrie overall is the best Armor Knight due to high bases, growths, and availability. He has the highest strength among the four, giving him an edge over his competition. He is probably the best potential Wishblade user, due to having higher Strength, Speed, and Defense than most lance users. He may face competition some competition from Tauroneo due to the latter's higher Skill and Resistance, as well as decent Speed, Strength, and Defense, but Gatrie has higher bases despite being a lower level. By the time Tauroneo is usable again, in 3-12, Gatrie will most likely be promoted if he was leveled enough and will surpass Tauroneo every stat save for Skill and Resistance, and techincally Magic. However good for an Armor Knight isn't very good. His lack of movement decreases his value quite a bit when compared to a mounted unit such as Oscar or Titania. You can use Illyana to transfer celerity over to the Greil Mercs for him to use, but others use it better, such as Jill, Haar, or the previously mentioned Oscar and Titania. They use it to increase their existing high mov to standout and can use all of it thanks to canto, while Gatrie uses it just to keep up.
Gatrie: Lady Astrid! Are you all right?
Astrid: What do you mean? I'm fine. Why shouldn't I be?
Gatrie: I saw you talking to that rough, blue-haired lad earlier.. What did he say to you? Was he rude? Did he try to tell you to run for safety while he fought for your honor?
Astrid: ...Words to that effect, yes.
Gatrie: Oh, what a fool! I tell you, he 'll never learn! You already have an unbeatable bodyguard—me! I'll have to remind him of that later.
Astrid: You know that Ike person?
Gatrie: He is the son of a man under whom I had the honor of serving. He's not a bad person, by any means. But he has no manners whatsoever...
Astrid: I see. Well, he seemed more concerned than rude. When I told would prefer to fight, he seemed to understand.
Gatrie: Hm... Oh. Oh, of course! I see it now! How silly of me. Not rude, you say? I should have known my presence would have changed the boy for the better! I'm the ideal role model!
“Aaah... I feel... so weak... Why? Have I lost?”
—Gatrie's death quote in Path of Radiance.
“Aah... I feel...so weak and powerless... How could I...be...defeated...?”
—Gatrie's death quote in Radiant Dawn.
Path of RadianceEdit
"Ike! Are we going to go back to being mercenaries? I'm a great soldier and all, but... The easygoing life of a mercenary is the only life for me. Tee hee! Now let's go find some good-looking lasses!"
- Perpetual Guardian (護る盾 Mamoru tate, lit. Protective Shield)
Gatrie became a famous mercenary and a household name. Fate led him to find many women but never true love.
Gatrie is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
The name 'Gatrie' may derive from the name 'Gautier,' which is a French derivation of the Norman/Germanic name Walter, which means 'ruler of the army', coming from the elements 'wald' (rule) and 'hari' (army).
In French medieval legend, the knight Gautier of Hum was one of Charlemagne's Twelve Peers, lead by Roland, the best knight of the kingdom. Gautier of Hum was famous in his own right, but is perhaps best remembered in the epic poem The Song of Roland, where he is the third to last of the French paladins to die in battle.