“Well, I'm just some guy Mister Valbar hired, so I'm fine with joining y'all. Except for the Draco Zombie. If we're going up against that, count me out. Unless you use Angel magic, there's no way you can defeat that thing.”
—Kamui's recruitment conversation in Pirate's Fortress
Kamui (カムイ Kamui, or Cami in fan translations) is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden. He is a Mercenary hired by Valbar. After Dahha is defeated, he joins Celica's party. After the war, he joins Jesse in building their own country in the lands that once belonged to Grieth.
In Chapter 2, if he survived the previous battle, talk to him at the Pirate's Fortress.
In Celica's route, she gains access to three Mercenary units: Kamui, Saber, and Jesse. When considering the three Mercenary units that Celica can obtain, they can generally be simplified into 3 types. Kamui is the all-rounder Mercenary with even stats, Saber is the durable, defensive Mercenary, and Jesse is the late recruit with the best base stats and growths making him the most dangerous. An optional, Pre-Promoted Sword Fighter, Deen, is also available to recruit. Deen is best described as fragile and aggressive.
Kamui is one of the better units in Celica's route. He has average or above average growth in every stat. He has good starting stats other than his Luck and Resistance. His Resistance will be fixed in later promotions as the Dread Fighter class gets some of the highest Resistance in the game. He will also get increased Move as he promotes to Sword Fighter, and then Dread Fighter. He has excellent Speed growth and will wind up as one of your fastest units, Double Attacking virtually every enemy. His only real downside is that his Strength is somewhat low, as is common of his class. This can easily be offset with a good Weapon, though. He's useful from the time you get him all the way until the end of the game.
- (If Jesse is alive)
Together with Jesse's group he works hard towards patching up the new country.
- (If Jesse is dead)
In the former territory of Grieth, he built a new country. Afterwards, he became known as the Desert Mercenary.
“Gah. Jeez, I'm such an idiot~”
—Kamui's Death Quote in Gaiden
Kamui, or kamuy, is the word for a spiritual or divine being in Ainu mythology and is similar in concept to the Japanese Kami, or god.