“Mae and Boey seem excited to have left the Priory to travel, but to be honest, I’m more than a little afraid. I’ve always been the type to stay home and read rather than go on adventures. Guess I’d rather write a story about an epic quest than be on one myself. Though I imagine being left out would feel even worse…”
—Genny in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Genny is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. She is a Cleric that works at Priory that she has lived and trained at for years. She is 15 years old and like a little sister to Celica.
When Celica decides to go on a journey to discover what is going wrong with their land, Genny pledges her healing skills to Celica and her group. After the war, she fell in love with one of her allies, although she refuses to specify who.
In Echoes, Genny can develop a friendship with Sonya, who reminds her of her mother, and they can bond over being left at a priory by their parents.
Genny is a soft-spoken and meek girl with lacking self-confidence, as shown by her claim that she can only fix minor injuries, despite her great healing powers. She feels nervous and uncomfortable around people who remind her of her mother, whom she dislikes for abandoning her.
In a conversation with Celica, Genny reveals her preference for an older partner, explaining that she wishes to feel taken care of. She also mentions that a relationship with someone around her age would not work for her as a result.
Genny enjoys writing her own stories; one of them being about a plucky princess who eventually reunites with her long-lost father. She mentions at one point that she is the kind of person who would rather stay at home than go on adventures, though she thinks that being left out would feel worse.
In Chapter 2, talk to her at the Priory.
When considering the two Clerics that are obtained at the beginning of each route, Genny can be thought of as the Cleric with a traditional defensive/healing support role, while Silque can be thought of as the Cleric with more offense oriented support spells.
There are 3 key spells that differentiate Silque and Genny. The first is their Invoke spells. Genny's Invoke spell is learned at Level 4 and will spawn Soldiers, fairly weak units that are mainly used as distractions or to weaken enemy units; while Silque's Invoke spell is learned at level 18 and spawns Dread Fighters, which are much more powerful.
The second spell that differentiates the two Clerics is Silque's Warp spell. Warp gives Silque the ability to send adjacent units to any location on the map, allowing for a greater range of strategies and flexibility.
The third spell that differentiates the two Clerics is Genny's Physic spell, which allows Genny to heal a unit anywhere on the map. This makes keeping units alive in Celica's route far easier since after learning Physic, Genny never has to put herself in danger to heal her allies. On Alm's route, Tatiana can be recruited near the end of the game with the Physic ability already learned.
Genny winds up with pretty good stats, but as with other Cleric type characters, she winds up with low HP and Defense. Her Speed is also on the low side. As long as you keep Genny well protected, she will fill her healer role wonderfully.
Both Genny and Silque are vital to their respective parties due to the unique spells they have.
Recover (Cleric, Priestess)
Personal Max StatsEdit
Genny stands as the only cleric in Celica's route, and the only unit capable of healing others until her fellow mages promote. Genny starts off with decent bases in Attack, Speed, and Luck, as well as an astounding Resistance stat. Unfortunately, this is offset a low Health stat and an abysmal base Defence of 1. Genny is as frail as they come, and care should be taken in preventing enemies from engaging her in combat. Should combat ever occur, Nosferatu will allow her to heal herself on counterattack, though its Accuracy of 60 will be far from consistent. Nosferatu will prove useful for healing Genny early in the game, as her healing magic will wear on her as the battle forges on.
Genny begins to truly shine once her levels begin to roll in, as her high growths in Attack will provide her an immense healing presence with Physic, as she will be able to cover most of the area your units stand on, if not all of it already. She also learns Invoke early on, allowing her to shield herself or her allies with illusionary Soldiers. Genny's high skill growth will also contribute to her crit rate, though her magic will not be more accurate due to Echoes magic having set accuracy. Genny will also learn Expel, allowing her to take out a random number of Terrors in an area, though at the cost of any experience that they would have given. If one chooses to move around often on the world map, Expel may prove useful.
Once Genny promotes, her high Attack will ensure Genny's role as a powerful offensive Saint, especially against Terrors due to her Seraphim magic. Unfortunately, Genny's low growths in health, speed and defence will not leave her much better than she started off, so direct combat against physical damage foes is still not recommended.
Overall, Genny is a crucial member of Celica's army early in the game as the main healer, and will remain a potent support unit on the field thanks to her unrivaled healing presence. Her bases are decent, and her good offensive growths will keep her relevant up to the final chapters of the game.
- See also: Genny/Supports
- Endearing Ally
- A meek young cleric from Novis. Likes to write her own stories. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
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“Lady Celica, I can't help you anymore. I'm sorry...”
—Genny's death quote in Gaiden.
Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit
- "Though no one could have possibly dreamed of it happening, it's said that she fell in love with one of her companions. Who in the world could that person be? Her only answer is a smile."
Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit
- "After falling in a most unlikely love, Genny wed a man no one would ever expect. As for whom she married, exactly, no one can say—whenever her friends asked, she replied only with a smile and an enigmatic laugh."
Genny and Jenny are diminutives of the name Jennifer, a Cornish form of Guinevere adopted into the English language during the 20th century. It may mean "white enchantress" or "the fair one".
Genny is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
- In Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Genny shares her English voice actress, Eden Riegel (who was credited as Claudia Lenz), with Awakening's Sumia and Nah.
- In Katsuyuki Ozaki's novelization, Genny develops feelings for Saber. In her ending, she marries a man who no one would have expected. The man's name is not mentioned, and it is certain that his age difference is beyond her reach due to her fondness with older men. It is possible that this man could be Saber, however, no further evidence have been proved on this pairing.