“Hail yourself, sugar! What's a fetching lass like you doing out here on the battlefield? And how do you know my name?”
—Jake in Shadow Dragon
Jake (ジェイク, Jeiku in the Japanese versions) is a character in one of the numerous characters to recruit in Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and also has the status of being a recurring character, along with his romantic interest Anna, a red haired female.
He appeared in the very first game, Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi as a playable Ballistician, he is recruited by having Shiida talk to him after someone has visited the house where Anna resides. In the remake, Monsho no Nazo, he was omitted (along with numerous other characters).
He next appeared in Genealogy of the Holy War, where he appears in front of Linda at the source of the Thracian River, originally intending to join Seliph's Liberation Army but got lost along the way and wounded, eventually deciding to return home to Anna. Linda, who Jake notes how her name sounds familiar, sets him on the right path and in return he gives her an amulet. He later gets lost again and runs into Amid, who reveals himself as Linda's brother. Amid sets Jake back on the right path and Jake in turn gives him another amulet. He thanks the two for their kindness, claiming that when he gets home, he and Anna will have children just like them. In this appearance, Jake used a generic villager appearance.
Jake's next appearance was as a cameo in Rekka no Ken, where he was a member of Fargus's pirates. He appears to greet the ship's passengers if somebody visited Anna at the inn in the Port of Badon and tells you about the shops aboard the ship.
His ending in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon notes that he and Anna always dreamed of traveling to far off continents, perhaps referencing to their status as recurring characters.
Jake is a man who, despite being a unit in some games, seems to dislike fighting, as shown in Shadow Dragon, where he states that he isn't "cut out for the military". He also is smitten with Anna (and vice versa), and their relationship is shown frequently throughout the series. Although he does flirt with other girls, Anna does not seem to mind this very much, she even recommends that Marth use this to his advantage.
His looks varies much from game to game. For example: in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken, he has brown hair and wears red. Due to hardware limits in Genealogy of the Holy War, Jake used a generic townsfolk portrait. However, he looks dramatically different in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, where he has blue purple hair and more refined clothes of the same color.
Jake is the first ever Shooter unit introduced in Fire Emblem, and one of only two available within the game(the other being Beck). Unfortunately for Jake, the class is not particularly useful in this game.
While he's certainly usable, Jake comes saddled with problems. To start with, Jake starts with bad stats in everything other than Defense and he has pretty average growths to go with it, but they're all focused in secondary stats. On average, he will never gain enough Speed to break 0 adjusted speed, even at max level with the lowest Weight Ballista. He's also incapable of ever Promoting, leaving him with unimpressive stats even at max level. This will become a problem later in the game as enemies get stronger and begin to break his high starting Defense. Even if you attempt to fix this later in the game with stat boosting items, Jake can't fix his Movement. Shooters have a crippling Movement of 4 and a Range of 2, meaning that unless you plan to waste turns waiting up for him or use very defensive strategies, it will be a pain just to get him to attack anything. This becomes particularly apparent if a map is Terrain heavy, which severely hampers his capability of getting anywhere. You could give Jake Boots to try and alleviate this, but other characters can make much better use of the item.
On the upside, Shooters can deal huge single hit damage to targets and can obtain weapons that can tear through enemy Shooters or flying units. If used defensively, they're very good at weakening enemy units into kill range. However, when taken in as a whole, Jake's lack of mobility, inability to Promote, unimpressive stats, and mid-game level 1 recruitment status mean that he's really not worth using.
|Axe - C|
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Jake - Anna's Love
Jake helped rebuild a town destroyed during the war. He and his lover Anna always dreamed of traveling to far-off continents.
"Jake spent his days helping his girlfriend, Anna, manage her shop. The two dream of leaving for a faraway continent someday."
“I knew I wasn't cut out for the military. Well, too late now. I just hope Anna's OK...”
—Jake's battle quote as an enemy in Shadow Dragon
“So long Anna... I'll miss you... the most...”
—Jake's death quote in Shadow Dragon
|Marth - Jagen - Abel - Cain - Gordin - Draug - Shiida - Wrys - Ogma - Barst - Bord - Cord - Castor - Darros - Julian - Lena - Nabarl - Merric - Matthis - Hardin - Wolf - Sedgar - Roshea - Vyland - Wendell - Rickard - Bantu - Caesar - Radd - Roger - Jeorge - Maria - Minerva - Linde - Jake - Midia - Dolph - Macellan - Tomas - Boah - Beck - Astram - Palla - Catria - Arran - Samson - Xane - Est - Tiki - Lorenz - Elice - Gotoh|
|Exclusive to Shadow Dragon|
|Frey - Norne - Athena - Horace - Etzel - Ymir - Nagi|
|Cornelius - Mostyn - Miloah - Malledus - Anna - Aimee - Nyna - Camus - Jiol - Michalis - Gharnef - Medeus - Gazzak - Gomer - Reynard - Bentheon - Merach - Emereus - Bathys - Harmein - Kannival - Mannu - Zharov - Khozen - Volzhin - Heimler - Dejanira - Grigas - Hollstadt - Morzas - Dactyl - Sternlin - Larissa - Xemcel - Anri - Iote - Marlon - Artemis - Cartas - Naga|
|Akaneia - Altea - Gra - Talys - Aurelis - Grust - Khadein - Medon - Doluna - Fane of Raman|
|Falchion - Starlight - Imhullu - Excalibur - Aura - Wing Spear - Gradivus - Mercurius - Parthia - Hauteclere - Aum Staff|
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|Marth - Cecil - Rody - Ruke - Arran - Draug - Gordin - Raian - Malliesia - Yubello - Yumina - Ogma - Sirius - Castor - Catria - Palla - Warren - Julian - Matthis - Shiida - Linde - Rickard - Samto - Wendell - Nabarl - Feena - Bantu - Jeorge - Cain - Minerva - Merric - Ellerean - Xane - Tiki - Est - Sheema - Samson - Abel - Astram - Roshea - Midia - Maria - Lena - Nyna - Elice|
|Exclusive to Shin Monshō no Nazo|
|Avatar - Wrys - Athena - Cord - Bord - Barst - Frey - Norne - Caesar - Radd - Roger - Etzel - Dice - Malice - Horace - Jake - Darros - Robert - Belf - Leiden - Beck - Dolph - Macellan - Katarina - Tomas - Frost - Wolf - Sedgar - Vyland - Ymir - Michalis - Nagi|
|Medeus - Gharnef - Hardin - Wolf - Sedgar - Vyland - Gail - Rucke - Rumel - Dahl - Yodel - Nehring - Eibel - Willow - Toras - Lang - Lorenz - Boah - Michalis - Jagen - Gotoh - Eremiya - Kuraine - Legion - Naga - Adrah - Anri - Iote - Artemis - Cartas - Marlon - Miloah|
|Akaneia - Altea - Gra - Talys - Aurelis - Grust - Khadein - Medon - Doluna - Ice Dragon Temple - The Dragon's Table - Marmotord - Fane of Raman|
|Falchion - Starlight - Imhullu - Excalibur - Aura - Gradivus - Mercurius - Parthia - Hauteclere - Wing Spear - Aum Staff|
|P1: Meeting - P2: Young Squires - P3: Training Begins - P4: New Companions - P5: March Duty - P6: Bonds - P7: The Final Test - P8: Assassination of the Hero-King - C1: The Grustian Expedition - C2: Rebellion at Medon - C3: Abducted Princess - C3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes - C4: Joy and Sorrow - C5: Liberation of Grust - C6: The Nest of Vice - C6x: Mercenary Squad - C7: The Scarlet Swordsman - C8: Soulful Bridge - C9: Sanctuary of Sorcery - C10: Two Sorcerers - C10x: The Mask Laughs - C11: Anri's Way - C12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons - C13: Frozen Land - C13x: Within the White Darkness - C14: A Mystery Revealed - C15: Return of the Prince - C16: Regaining the Capitol - C16x: Reunion - C17: Setting Sun of Gra - C18: Battle of the Pass - C19: The Last Decisive Battle - C20: Dark Emperor - C20x: Depths of the Abyss - C21: The Wyvern's Dale - F Part 1/C22: The Dragon's Table* - F Part 2/C23: The Dark Pontifex Lives* - F Part 3/C24: Light and Shadow*
*Counted as individual chapters in Shin Monshō no Nazo.
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|Oifey - Arvis - Shanan - Mariccle - Mananan - Eldigan - Grahnye - Manfroy - Sandima - Kurth - Victor - Cigyun - Rahna - Dimaggio - Gerrard - Filat - Gandolf - Kinbois - Batou - Imuka - Eve - Alva - Eva - Elliot - Philip - Boldor - Macbeth - Voltz - Clement - Zyne - Chagall - Jacoban - Papilion - Pizarl - Dobarl - Maios - Daccar - Mahnya - Cuvuli - Pamela - Deet'var - Donovan - Lamia - Slayder - Vaha - Vylon - Ring - Andorey - Langobalt - Reptor - Travant - Magorn - Azmur - Aida|
|Second Generation Playable Characters|
|Seliph - Lana/Mana - Larcei/Radney - Ulster/Roddlevan - Oifey - Delmud/Tristan - Lester/Dimna - Julia - Fee/Femina - Arthur/Amid - Johan - Johalva - Shanan - Patty/Daisy - Leif - Nanna/Janne - Finn - Ares - Leen/Laylea - Teeny/Linda - Faval/Asaello - Ced/Hawk - Hannibal - Corpul/Sharlow - Altena|
|Second Generation Non-playable Characters|
|Lewyn/Forseti - Julius - Manfroy - Arvis - Bloom - Hilda - Ishtar - Ishtore - Harold - Schmidt - Danan - Liza - Vampa - Fetra - Eliu - Bramsel - Jabarro - Muhammad - Ovo - Burian - Scopio - Ctuzof - Coruta - Maikov - Kanatz - Disler - Travant - Areone - Anna - Jake - Musar - Judah - Ridale - Morigan - Zagam - Robert - Boyce - Rodan - Felipe - Palmark - Yupheel - Fisher - Daggon - Baran - Meng - Maybell - Bleg - Mus - Bovis - Tigris - Lepus - Draco - Anguilla - Equus - Ovis - Simia - Gallus - Canis - Porcus|
|Characters in Backstory|
|Loptyr - Naga - Forseti - Salamander - Galle - Maira - Heim - Baldur - Hezul - Odo - Noba - Dain - Neir - Ulir - Fala - Tordo - Sety - Blaggi|
|Jugdral - Grannvale - Belhalla - Chalphy - Jungby - Velthomer - Freege - Dozel - Edda - Blaggi Tower - Isaach - Tirnanog - Agustria - Verdane - Silesse - Manster District - Leonster - Thracia - Miletos - Yied Desert - Yied Shrine - Orgahill - Spirit Forest - Rivough - Darna - Gran|
|Tyrfing - Balmung - Mystletainn - Gáe Bolg - Gungnir - Helswath - Yewfelle - Valkyrie Staff - Valflame - Mjölnir - Forseti - Book of Naga - Loptyr|
|P: Birth of the Holy Knight - C1: Girl of the Spirit Forest - C2: Disturbance in Agustria - C3: Lionheart Eldigan - C4: Dance in the Skies - C5: Doors of Destiny - C6: Light Inheritors - C7: Passing the Desert - C8: Dragon Knights of Thracia - C9: For Whose Sake - C10: Light and Dark - F: The Last Holy War|
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|Tactician - Lyn - Sain - Kent - Florina - Wil - Dorcas - Serra - Erk - Rath - Matthew - Nils - Lucius - Wallace - Eliwood - Marcus - Lowen - Rebecca - Bartre - Hector - Oswin - Guy - Merlinus - Priscilla - Raven - Canas - Dart - Fiora - Legault - Ninian - Isadora - Heath - Hawkeye - Geitz - Pent - Louise - Karel - Harken - Nino - Jaffar - Vaida - Renault - Athos - Farina - Karla|
|Eleanora - Leila - Elbert - Kishuna - Darin - Nergal - Uther - Lloyd - Linus - Brendan - Limstella - Sonia - Ursula - Zephiel - Guinivere - Bramimond - Batta - Zugu - Glass - Migal - Carjiga - Bug - Bool - Heintz - Beyard - Yogi - Eagler - Lundgren - Groznyi - Wire - Zagan - Boies - Puzon - Erik - Sealen - Bauker - Bernard - Fargus - Damian - Zoldam - Uhai - Aion - Teodor - Cameron - Oleg - Eubans - Jasmine - Paul - Pascal - Kenneth - Jerme - Maxime - Georg - Kaim - Denning - Fire Dragon - Murdock - Natalie - Ephidel - Jan - Hausen - Helman - Anna - Jake - Igor - Fae - Sophia - Reissmann - Roland - Durban|
|Nabata Desert - Lycia - Sacae - Ilia - Bern - Western Isles - Ostia - Araphen - Bulgar - Pherae - Laus - Elibe - Arcadia - Dragon's Gate - Caelin - Khathelet - Badon - Cornwell - Shrine of Seals - Valor|
|Rapier - Mani Katti - Sol Katti - Durandal - Regal Blade - Rex Hasta - Armads - Basilikos - Rienfleche - Forblaze - Excalibur - Ereshkigal - Gespenst - Aureola - Luce - Wolf Beil - Legendary Weapons of Elibe|
|P: A Girl from the Plains - C1: Footsteps of Fate - C2: Sword of Spirits - C3: Band of Mercenaries - C4: In Occupation's Shadow - C5: Beyond the Borders - C6: Blood of Pride - C7: Siblings Abroad - C7x: The Black Shadow - C8: Vortex of Strategy - C9: A Grim Reunion - C10: The Distant Plains|
|C11: Taking Leave* - C12: Birds of a Feather - C13: In Search of Truth - C13x: The Peddler Merlinus - C14: False Friends - C15: Noble Lady of Caelin - C16: Whereabouts Unknown - C16x: The Port of Badon - C17: Pirate Ship - C18: The Dread Isle - C18x: Imprisoner of Magic - C19: Dragon's Gate - C20: New Resolve - C21: Kinship's Bond - C22: Living Legend - C22x: Genesis - C23: Four-Fanged Offense - C24: Unfulfilled Heart - C25: Pale Flower of Darkness - C26: Battle Before Dawn - C26x: Night of Farewells - C27: Cog of Destiny - C28: Valorous Roland* - C29: Sands of Time - C29x: Battle Preparations - C30: Victory or Death - F: Light
*Exclusive to Eliwood's Story
|C11: Another Journey* - C12: Birds of a Feather - C13: In Search of Truth - C13x: The Peddler Merlinus - C14: False Friends - C15: Talons Alight* - C16: Noble Lady of Caelin - C17: Whereabouts Unknown - C17x: The Port of Badon - C18: Pirate Ship - C19: The Dread Isle - C19x: Imprisoner of Magic - C19xx: A Glimpse in Time* - C20: Dragon's Gate - C21: New Resolve - C22: Kinship's Bond - C23: Living Legend - C23x: Genesis - C24: Four-Fanged Offense - C25: Crazed Beast* - C26: Unfulfilled Heart - C27: Pale Flower of Darkness - C28: Battle Before Dawn - C28x: Night of Farewells - C29: Cog of Destiny - C30: The Berserker* - C31: Sands of Time - C31x: Battle Preparations - C32: Victory or Death - C32x: The Value of Life* - F: Light
*Exclusive to Hector's Story
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