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“Me, I can’t imagine giving my all for a gig that doesn’t pay. No one asked you to solve this mess— let alone paid you—yet here you are. Seems like your job is a tougher one than I’m willing to take on. Makes me wonder if the gods are really worth all that trouble.”
—Kamui to Celica in Echoes

Kamui (カムイ) is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is 28 years old.

ProfileEdit

A Mercenary from a distant nation hired by Valbar, Kamui used to live with his family and worked with grazing animals. However, they got into a scuffle with another tribe and lost, which led them to settle in a town.

After Barth 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. If Jesse is dead, he founds the country in his place.

PersonalityEdit

He has a carefree and easy-going personality and is a freedom-loving drifter who hates being tied down. In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, it is shown that he has a deep fear of Necrodragons. His quotes also indicate that he likes money, and works as a mercenary to get it.

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem Gaiden Edit

RecruitmentEdit

In Chapter 2, if he survived the previous battle, talk to him at the Pirate's Fortress.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE2 Mercenary Map IconMercenary
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 24 10 5 8 2 6 2 4
Magic Starting Items

Fire (Mage)
Excalibur (Lv 7)
Recover (Sage)

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Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
30% 25% 20% 40% 20% 20% 0%

OverallEdit

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 is useful from the time he is recruited all the way until the end of the game.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Base Stats Edit

Starting Class
Mercenary
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 24 10 5 8 2 6 2 4
Magic Skills Starting Items

Echoes black magic icon Fire (Mage)
Echoes black magic icon Excalibur (Lv 7)
Echoes white magic icon Recover (Sage)
Echoes white magic icon Freeze (Level 5)
Echoes white magic iconLemegeton (Guru)

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Personal Max StatsEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 41 39 41 39 40 40

Growth Rates Edit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 40% 30% 40% 25% 30% 0%

SupportsEdit

See also: Kamui/Supports

Passive Supports

Overall Edit

Kamui is the second of 5 potential Mercenaries recruited in Celica's route. Kamui has good bases in Strength and Speed, and okay bases in everything else. His growths are very mediocre in all stats, though his Strength and Speed growths stand out a bit. Depending on RNG, Kamui can either be outclassed by his piers, or be the most powerful of them all. His promotions help the stats he needs, and his reclassing options, especially Cavalier and Archer, are classes that are rare on Celica's route. However, his fellow mercenaries perform in specific niches, except for Saber and Deen, one of which has the second best availability in his route, and the other is a pre-promote with a Brave Sword, respectively. However, all of them can perform just as well if not better in Kamui's classes and reclasses. All in all, Kamui can be extremely powerful or extremely mediocre, and will perform a supplementary role either way in whatever class he decides to enter.

QuotesEdit

GaidenEdit

“Gah. Geez, I'm such an idiot~”
—Kamui's Death Quote in Gaiden

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Kamui/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

EndingEdit

Gaiden Edit

  • (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.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

  • (If Jesse is alive)

Intrigued by Jesse's idea, Kamui helped to found a kingdom of mercenaries, and lived there happily for a time. In the end, however, his wanderlust prevailed—one day he went for a stroll and simply vanished, never to be seen again.

  • (If Jesse is dead)

Kamui established a new kingdom of, and for, mercenaries in what was once Grieth's territory. Relations with Valentia were favorable, with Kamui often aiding the king in times of need. In later life, his efforts earned him fame and respect as "the Steel Amidst the Sand."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Kamui is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

EtymologyEdit

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.

TriviaEdit

  • Kamui showed up in an April Fools gag in the official site which claimed a new Fire Emblem game in the style of the 8bit originals would be made. This fake game would star Leon, Valbar, and Kamui in a setting based on medieval Japan.
  • Kamui shares his name with the Japanese default name of the Avatar from Fates.
  • Kamui shares his English voice actor, Bryce Papenbrook, with Awakening's Henry, and Oscar, Raven and Karel in "Heroes."
  • In a support conversation with Leon, Kamui is misunderstood by Leon to be homosexual.
  • In the Gaiden novels, Kamui dies protecting Saber from a necrodragon's attack.

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