“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 is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is 24 years old.


Jesse grew up in a very strict household where he was constantly told what to do and not do. Longing for freedom and a different lifestyle, he left home as soon as he was able and became a mercenary.

At some point in time, Jesse encountered Silque being kidnapped by bandits. Realizing her plight, he rescued her and then accompanied her during her travels for a distance, parting at Zofia Harbour.

Later on, Jesse attempted to save Est from Grieth, but was captured and imprisoned at the Desert Stronghold. When Celica's party frees him he then joins their team.

After the war, Jesse made his own nation in Grieth's land, joined by Saber and Kamui. He became known as the "Desert Mercenary King".

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)



Personal Max StatsEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 39 40 40 43 39 40

Growth Rates Edit

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

Supports Edit

Passive Supports



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

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

Jesse/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

Possible EndingsEdit


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

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

"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.