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Not to be confused with the Fire Emblem Gaiden character, Jerome.

“Death will always have its due, but perhaps it will accept a few substitutions. Come, my dear Minerva. Join me on one final flight...”
—Gerome in Paralogue 11

Gerome 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.

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 his supports with Lucina it is revealed he lent her the mask that she used to hide her identity.

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.

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

Tending to keep his distance from others, especially those in the current timeline, Gerome believes meddling with the past is futile and that destiny cannot be changed, leading him to be apathetic to the fact that villagers are getting killed for sport in his recruitment paralogue. However, he ends up joining the Shepherds anyways, as he still holds onto a sliver of hope that they can avert the apocalyptic future that he lived in.

A serious individual who tends to speak in a formal manner, he's 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, leading him to get lonely as a result. 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 since he is adamant about not going through the pain of losing them again, always refering to them by their first names, though he will occasionally call them "Mother" and "Father" in their supports and during certain event tile quotes. However, he also wants to ensure that his mother survives the war this time, as he was not capable enough to prevent her death. 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 his feelings, passing this off as a method to prevent enemies from reading his thoughts. This partly backfires, as it becomes a matter of curiosity for many of the Shepherds, often with them bugging him about why he wears it, much to his annoyance. It also leads to even his friends not recognizing him when he unmasks himself at first.

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

In-Game

Fire Emblem Awakening

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 Set(s)
Base Class(es) Possible Promotion(s)
-
-
Inherited Sets
Father:
Class Set(s)
Base Class(es) Possible Promotion(s)
-
All other available male classes.
-
-
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.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Masked Rider
Cherche's son. Unaccustomed to interpersonal interactions. His wyvern Minerva belonged to his late mother. Appears in Fire Emblem Awakening.

Base Stats

Rarity:

✯✯✯✯

Title Group
Heroes Gerome Sprite
Masked Rider
Heroes Flying Flying
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1
40
18
42
10
36
5
23
8
31
3
17
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Poleaxe
FEH skill support Rally Defense

FEH Axe Axe

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Skills

Weapon
Name Prerequisite Might Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill offense Iron Axe - 6 1 - 50 - -
FEH skill offense Steel Axe - 8 1 - 100 - -
FEH skill offense Poleaxe - 10 1 Effective against cavalry foes. Heroes Cavalry 100 FEH Star Rarity 4 -
FEH skill offense Poleaxe+ FEH skill offense Poleaxe 14 1 Effective against cavalry foes. Heroes Cavalry 200 FEH Star Rarity 5 FEH Star Rarity 5
Weapon Refinements
Poleaxe+
Type Stats Effects Cost
FEH WUp 14 +3 HP Effective against cavalry foes. Heroes Cavalry
If in combat against a cavalry foe, nullifies foe's bonuses
(from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
FEH WUp 1 +5 HP
+2 Mt
Effective against cavalry foes. Heroes Cavalry 350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
FEH WUp 2 +5 HP
+3 Spd
Effective against cavalry foes. Heroes Cavalry 350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
FEH WUp 3 +5 HP
+4 Def
Effective against cavalry foes. Heroes Cavalry 350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
FEH WUp 4 +5 HP
+4 Res
Effective against cavalry foes. Heroes Cavalry 350 SP
500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
Assist
Name Prerequisite Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill support Rally Defense - 1 Grants Def +4 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn. 150 FEH Star Rarity 4 -
FEH skill support Rally Atk/Def FEH skill support Rally Defense 1 Grants Atk/Def +3 to an adjacent ally until the end of the turn. 300 - FEH Star Rarity 4
Passive
Name Prerequisite Effects SP Cost Unlocked Type
FEH Fortress Def 1 Fortress Def 1 - Grants Def +3. Inflicts Atk -3. 40 - A
FEH Fortress Def 2 Fortress Def 2 FEH Fortress Def 1 Fortress Def 1 Grants Def +4. Inflicts Atk -3. 80 - A
FEH Fortress Def 3 Fortress Def 3 FEH Fortress Def 2 Fortress Def 2 Grants Def +5. Inflicts Atk -3. 160 FEH Star Rarity 4 A
FEH Hit and Run Hit and Run - If unit initiates attack, unit retreats 1 space after battle. 150 FEH Star Rarity 4 B

Quotes

Awakening

Gerome/Awakening Quotes

Heroes

Gerome/Heroes 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.

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Gerome is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

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.

Gallery

See main article: Gerome/Gallery.