“Hey, I was waiting for you guys. I heard you saved Maphy, my son. Thanks to you, I was able to hide him in safe place, along with the other children. I'm Hicks, an Axe Knight of Manster. I was thinking it was about time to teach that Raydrik a lesson. I'll fight alongside you.”
Hicks is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a knight of Manster who joins Leif after hearing about their efforts in rescuing children who were captured in the Child Hunts. He has a son named Maphy and Hicks joins Leif to teach Raydrik a lesson.
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Knight Proof||Great Knight|
Hicks is the only Axe Knight you get after getting Brighton, and compared to him, Hicks has higher starting stats, better growths in almost every stat, and a higher pursuit coefficient than Brighton, but Brighton has the Wrath skill, higher sword skill, and Machyua can support him. Hicks has a low starting sword rank, however, and Brighton will likely be nearing a C rank by the time Hicks is recruited. This puts Hicks at a marked disadvantage indoors. Both have their advantages, and neither option is really wrong. If Brighton received abnormally strong growths during the Manster arc, Hicks can safely be benched. If he got abnormally poor growths, Hicks can safely replace him.
Leif - 10%
Hicks - The Axe Knight with Family (子持ちの斧騎士 Komochi no ono kishi)
Instead of staying in the military, Hicks returned to his hometown and led a peaceful life with his family. However, he always kept his axe at his side, never unprepared for danger.
“...Maphy... Be...safe... Guh...”
—Hicks' death quote in Thracia 776.
- Hicks scored the worst of all playable characters in the second Choose Your Legends event at 816th place, with 9 votes.