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“I guess some folks just need to live by that kind of tight framework. Me railing against that wasn’t going to make anyone happy, you know? So I figure I’ll find my own place where I can live in a way that does.”

Jesse (ジェシー Jeshī, Jesey in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is 24 years old.


Jesse attempted to save Est from Grieth, but was captured, and imprisoned at the Desert Fortress. Celica's party rescued him, and he joined them. After the war, he made his own nation in Grieth's land, and was joined by Saber and Kamui. He became known as the "Desert Mercenary King".

In Echoes, it is revealed that several years before the game's events he rescued Silque from bandits.

Personality Edit

Jesse is a superficial individual who enjoys life without restrictions. He is very flirtatious and often smooth talks women in Celica's army and often Celica herself. He is also quite a dreamer as shown in his supports with Saber.



Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE2 Mercenary Map IconMercenary
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
6 28 11 10 12 9 5 7 4
Magic Starting Items

Fire (Mage)
Excalibur (Lv 2)
Thunder (Lv 9)
Recover (Sage)


Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 25% 40% 40% 20% 25% 0%

Overall Edit

In Celica's route, she gains access to three Mercenary units: Jesse, Saber, and Kamui. When considering the three Mercenary units that Celica can obtain, they can generally be simplified into 3 types. Saber is the durable, defensive Mercenary, Kamui is the all-rounder Mercenary with even stats, and Jesse is the late recruit with the best base stats and growths making him the most dangerous. An optional, Pre-Promoted Myrmidon, Deen, is also available to recruit. Deen is best described as fragile and aggressive.

Jesse can be considered a quasi Est Archetype, in that he joins a ways into the game and comes to you below your average party level. However, unlike Est, Jesse actually starts with better stats for his level than other characters of the same class. While Jesse's growths are very high, they are not quite as explosively high as Est's (Jesse having 190% total growth, and Est having 250% total in a game where the average is roughly 150%), but they are high enough where he will outshine characters of the same class. His starting level and stats should only be a little behind your current party, so giving him a sword and catching him up is perfectly feasible without any grinding. He is, overall, one of the strongest units available to Celica.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Base Stats Edit

Starting Class
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
6 28 11 10 12 9 5 7 4
Magic Skills Starting Items

Echoes black magic icon Fire (Mage)
Echoes black magic icon Excalibur (Lv 2)
Echoes black magic icon Thunder (Lv 9)
Echoes white magic icon Recover (Sage)
Echoes white magic iconLemegeton (Guru)



Growth Rates Edit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 35% 40% 45% 55% 30% 0%

Supports Edit

Passive Supports

Quotes Edit

Gaiden Edit

Death Quote Edit

“Heh, me, of all people, falling short of the rebel image...”
—Jesse's death quote from Gaiden

Echoes:Shadows of Valentia Edit

Recruitment Conversation Edit

“Whew! You really saved the day. Thanks a million. Name's Jesse, by the by. I'm just your average garden-variety merc. So I spotted this girl at the port of Zofia. Real cute, ya know? Anyway, then i hear she's about to be sold off as a slave! You believe that? Well, I don't let ladies get sold into slavery on my watch! No sir! So I up and chased after her, and wound up getting caught. Turns out trying to take on a group of slavers single-handed is a terrible idea. Anyway, that's my story—what's yours? You're all traveling together, yeah? Looks like a real fun group. Don't suppose you got room for one more?”
—Jesse's recruitment conversation in Echoes

Level Up Edit

  • "I think even Mila's got a crush on me."
  • "Hrm... Am I losing my edge?" (1 stat up)
  • "Am I dreamier than usual today?"
  • "I've got my eye on all of you."
  • "Gonna say I'm already doing pretty good here." (Near stat capping)

Class Change Edit

  • "My body is your plaything, Mila."

Battle Quotes Edit

First Turn Selection Edit
  • "You want it? You've got it."
  • "Yeah, I can handle this." (almost half health)
Enemy Dodges Edit
Enemy does One or No Damage Edit
  • "Thought you had me, huh?"
  • "Oof! Sorry, pal!"
Being Healed Edit
  • "Thanks."
  • "You're a lifesaver."
Used Healing Item Edit
Critical Hit Edit
  • "This one's gonna hurt!"
  • "We're done here!"
Finishing Blow Edit
  • "Here ya go!"
  • "You ready?"
Enemy Defeated Edit
  • "Nothin' to write home about."
  • "What? It's over?"
  • "Tie a bow on that one!"
  • "I looked pretty good, yeah?"
Nearby Ally Defeated Enemy Edit
Nearby Ally Below Half Health Edit

Summary Screen Edit

  • "Heh. Easy as pie."

Death and Retreat Quotes Edit

“Thanks for having me along this far...See you... on the other...”
—Jesse's Classic Mode death quote from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

“Sorry, can I take a breather? Dying's not on my priority list today.”
—Jesse's Casual Mode retreat quote from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Gaiden Edit

In the former territory of Grieth, he built a new country.
Afterwards, he became known as the Desert Mercenary.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

After successfully founding a mercenary kingdom in Grieth's former land, Jesse then proved successful at ruling it. In times of strife, he worked with Alm to secure peace. Tales of his valor are told even now, in which he's reverentially called "the Steel Amidst the Sand."

Trivia Edit

  • The "Choose Your Legends" event of Fire Emblem Heroes revealed that he was 747th out of 791 with 43 votes, tying him with Grieth as the lowest scoring character of the Gaiden portion.


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