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Not to be confused with a similarly named Fire Emblem Gaiden character, Jerowm.


“I'm not fit to fight for anyone.”
—Gerome in Paralogue 11

Gerome (ジェローム Jerōmu, Jerowm in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem Awakening. He is Cherche's son from the future. Gerome can potentially be the brother of Morgan. His birthday is September 1. He is voiced by Orion Acaba in the English version and Tarusuke Shingaki in the Japanese version.

Profile

Gerome was once a happy, but somewhat shy child. He had pride in his parents and bonded well with Minerva, but his parents were often off fighting Risen to protect their country. Gerome eventually lost his father, and later his mother. After Cherche's death, Minerva flew back to Gerome and stayed with him for the rest of his life. He also received Cherche's wedding ring and has worn it ever since. Eventually, Gerome receives word from Lucina that she and the other children will return to the past to prevent the ruinous future. Gerome, however, felt that no matter how hard they try, destiny cannot be changed. While he believes that the past cannot be changed, he accompanies them anyways so that he can release Minerva into the wild, as most of the wyverns in his time had been killed.

In Gerome's paralogue, the bandit Morristan entered the Valmese Wyvern Valley, so he could catch and sell the some wyverns that inhabit the area. Gerome is approached by a local villager to help, but he refuses. However, Chrom's army arrives to help the villagers. Cherche enters the battlefield and the two eventually talk. Athough Gerome initially refuses to fight, Cherche manages to convince him to at least fight for this battle. After the battle, Cherche talks to Gerome to introduce Minerva to his wyvern mount. As Cherche compares Minerva to his wyvern, she discovers that the two are identical; in fact, they are the same wyvern. Gerome shows her his ring, which is the same as the one Cherche is wearing. He then says he wishes that the two never encountered each other, as he only came back in time to release Minerva back into the wild. When Cherche asks why, Gerome admits that he does not want to lose his parents a second time. Cherche commends him for being so strong despite all he's been through. Gerome eventually decides, for the time being, to join Chrom's army.

In his parents' supports, he initially refuses to interact with them. With Cherche, she tries to make him warm up to her by asking him to train her to ride Minerva better. He relents after much persuasion, and as a result of their time together he is finally comfortable enough to admit the reason he is staying in the army. He wants to ensure that she survives the war this time, as his childhood self was not capable enough to prevent her death. In his support with his father, his tough facade slips to reveal his tenderness regarding Minerva, which his father teases him about, making him flustered and angry. In the final support he is finally fed up with his father's teasing and tells Minerva to eat him. However the wyvern refuses to eat his father since she accepts that he is her family. Gerome understands to stop being as hostile and calls him Father, although only for that one instance.

As a member of the Shepherds, he tends to keep his distance from everyone in the camp, especially those in the current timeline. Gerome does not want to meddle with the past as it could cause unforseeable changes to the future, even though the rest of the future children are rather relaxed about doing what they wanted to in the past timeline. In his supports, he often pushes people away when they try to get to know him. However, he will eventually relent if the person is persistent enough, or if he thinks things through. Although he gives off an air of not wanting anything to do with the people in the army, he actually cares about them, and often does things in the background, or watches from a distance. In his supports with Laurent, it is revealed that although Gerome himself does not interact with the soldiers, he would ask Laurent about the health of the army, and do inventory checkups with him, often making suggestions. In their A support, he finally asks Laurent to go with him to do the checkups, as he felt that he was being a coward for refusing to talk to the troops face-to-face and using Laurent as a proxy.

Gerome's mask is a matter of curiosity for many of the Shepherds, often with them bugging him about why he wears it, much to his annoyance. The usual reason that he gives for wearing the mask is to prevent his enemies from reading his next move, but this is not the ultimate reason. In a support conversation with Severa, he eventually admits that he wears the mask to distance himself from people. Cherche in the Future Past DLC also comments that he uses it to hide the sadness he feels. It is also implied he uses it to mask his emotions, as he is actually rather shy and gets flustered easily, despite his outward curt persona. In his supports with Lucina it is revealed he lent her the mask that she used to hide her identity.

When Grima is defeated, Gerome realizes that he was wrong to assume that destiny cannot change. Afterwards, he settles in Wyvern Valley. People saw him as distant and contemplative.

Personality

Gerome thinks meddling with the past is not a great idea and that destiny cannot be changed. However, he ends up joining Chrom's army anyways, perhaps still holding onto a sliver of hope that they can avert the apocalyptic future that he lived in.

He is a serious individual and tends to speak in a formal manner, and is always training hard to become stronger. He dislikes wasting time, and feels that the others should know their priorities when it comes to winning the war. He does not like to engage in idle conversations with other members of the army, usually keeping his distance. When prodded to do so, he can give insightful suggestions and has more to say than he seems.

He refuses to accept that the present versions of his parents are the same as his own. Gerome will always refer to them by their first names, though he will occasionally call them "Mother" and "Father" in their supports and during certain event tile quotes. Like Cherche, Gerome shares a close bond with Minerva, and has inherited the ability to understand what Minerva is feeling by her shrieks. He affectionately nicknames her "Minervykins", but gets embarrassed when caught and teased about this.

His supports reveal that he is actually overly shy and at times sensitive, and thus wears a mask to conceal it. He passes this off as a method to prevent enemies from reading his thoughts. Although he tries to distance himself from others and refuses to form ties with people from the past era, he tends to get lonely as a result.

Among the Shepherds, Gerome is somehow the last to fall asleep on a regular basis.

In Game

Base Stats (Before Inheritance)

Starting Class
FE13 Gerome Wyvern Rider Map SpriteWyvern Rider
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 13 8+2 0 4 8 5 5 1 7
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Strength2iconStrength +2
RidefasticonTantivy

AxeIconFE13Axe - C

Steel Axe FE13 IconSteel Axe
Concoction FE13 IconConcoction

  • Note: These are his absolute base stats. The actual base stats follow this formula: [(Cherche's current stats - Cherche's class base stats) + (father's current stats - father's class base stats) + Gerome's absolute base stats] / 3 + Gerome's class base stats

Growth Rates

Father:
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
98% 73% 23% 53% 51% 45% 48% 18%
  • Note: These are the default growth rates.

Max Stat Modifers

Father Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
Avatar Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Frederick +6 -1 +2 -2 +1 +5 -1
Virion +3 +1 +2 +2 0 +1 -1
Stahl +6 0 +1 0 -1 +5 -2
Vaike +7 -1 +1 +1 0 +3 -3
Kellam +5 +1 +1 -2 -1 +6 -1
Donnel +5 0 -1 -1 +4 +4 -2
Lon'qu +4 +1 +3 +3 +1 +1 -3
Ricken +3 +3 0 0 +2 +2 -1
Gaius +5 0 +2 +2 -1 +2 -1
Gregor +6 +0 +2 +0 0 +4 -3
Libra +4 +2 +1 0 0 +3 0
Henry +5 +2 +2 0 -1 +4 -2

Supports

See also: Gerome/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class Sets

Standard Sets

Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions
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-

Inherited Sets

Father:
Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions
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All other available male classes.
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Inheritance from Cherche

Gerome cannot be re-classed into the following class sets, but it is possible for him to inherit a skill from them.

Quotes

Gerome/Awakening Quotes

Possible Endings

Gerome - Masked Rider
Gerome and Minerva set out for Wyvern Valley. Many saw the rider and mount through the years, though most described the man as distant and contemplative.
Gerome and the Avatar
Many wrote of Avatar's legendary exploits, but accounts of her origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—she loved her husband, Gerome, above all else.
Gerome and Lucina
Gerome and Lucina were married and settled down near Wyvern Valley. While her husband never minced the few words he had to say, Lucina understood, and the two built a happy life.
Gerome and Kjelle
Gerome and Kjelle were married and settled near Wyvern Valley, which Kjelle soon refashioned into her ideal training ground. Many claimed to see her running uphill in full armor for days on end.
Gerome and Cynthia
Gerome and Cynthia were married and settled down near Wyvern Valley. Astride her pegasus, Cynthia labored endlessly to concoct more dashing ways for her husband to make an entrance.
Gerome and Severa
Gerome and Severa were married and settled down near Wyvern Valley. Severa had a knack for landing mercenary work, and as a fighting duo, she and her husband became known throughout the land.
Gerome and Morgan
Gerome and Morgan were married and settled down near Wyvern Valley. While Morgan's memory never returned, she didn't really seem to miss it, and the two lived out their days most happily.
Gerome and Noire
Gerome and Noire were married and settled down near Wyvern Valley. Noire was said to be nervous around the wyverns and rarely left her husband's side.
Gerome and Nah
Gerome and Nah were married and settled down near Wyvern Valley. The wyverns bowed to their new dragonkin mistress, and the couple became the first true lords of the valley.

Etymology

Gerome's name is a French variation on "Jerowm", likely from Saint Jerowm.

Trivia

  • Gerome's birthday is the same day that Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 was first released in Japan.
  • On some event tiles, Gerome reveals his skill with sewing, similar to his mother. It is presumed that Cherche had taught him how to sew in the future.
  • Gerome shares his English voice actor, Orion Acaba, with Kellam.
    • Gerome also shares his Japanese voice actor, Tarusuke Shingaki, with Stahl and Saizo.
  • Gerome's official artwork depicts him wielding a Silver Axe.
  • Gerome's armor as a Wyvern Rider, both in official art and in character model, is unique. No other character shares the design of his armor and he wears a cape. He also has a black color scheme in both of his Wyvern Rider promotions, Griffon Rider and Wyvern Lord.

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