“Yes. Though I have served the royal family for some time, I have no single master. I've always been troubled by this fact, but perhaps Lady Mikoto arranged it... so that someday, when the time was right, I would serve you, Lord/Lady Avatar. If you will have me, then I will pledge myself to you. ”
—Kaze pledging to become the Avatar's retainer
Kaze and his older twin brother, Saizo, are members of a ninja clan from Igasato that has proudly served the Hoshidan royal family for several generations. Trained from a young age, Kaze became an exemplary ninja. Some time in their past, their father, Saizo the Fourth, was killed by Kotaro in an unexplained incident. His older brother became the new head of their clan, taking up the name Saizo. While Saizo was more vindictive in seeking retribution on his father's assailant, Kaze was more coolheaded. Still, Kaze pledged to support his brother to help him take down their father's killer. If Kaze achieves a S-Support, he will have a daughter named Midori with his spouse.
When he was little, Kaze accompanied Sumeragi and his subordinates during the trip to Nohr. One night, he spotted several suspicious Nohrian soldiers who were attempting to assassinate Sumeragi. However, he did not know what they were going to do and did not report the incident. Consequently, Sumeragi was killed and the Avatar was kidnapped. Since that night, he felt that if he reported them, he might have prevented the tragedy. As a result, he promised himself to not to pledge loyalty until he serves the Avatar, and swore to protect the Avatar to repent for his mistake. Kaze believes Mikoto may have foreseen her child's return and arranged things so that Kaze could fulfill this pledge.
Before the beginning of Fates, Kaze and Rinkah were captured by Nohrian soldiers. Alongside a few other Hoshido soldiers, they are brought before King Garon in order to test the Avatar's loyalty to Nohr by executing them. He is surprised to hear the Avatar's name but focuses on the battle first. After a harsh battle, Kaze and Rinkah are gravely wounded, but the Avatar chooses to spare them. Garon does not approve and immediately demands the Avatar execute them, but thanks to a deception by Leo, the two barely survive. After recovering, Xander tells the two to leave Nohr immediately before Garon finds out.
After Lilith returns the Avatar back to the Bottomless Canyon, they are knocked out by Rinkah, who mistakenly believes they are a random Nohrian soldier. After they regain their senses, Rinkah realizes that the Avatar is also of Hoshidan descent. Kaze appears, telling them of their true origins and brings them to Castle Shirasagi, where they are reunited with their birth mother, Queen Mikoto. On the way, he, Rinkah and the Avatar help Ryoma lead a rescue effort to save Sakura and Hinoka from being killed by a group of Faceless.
Returning to Castle Shirasagi, Kaze accompanies the Avatar as they are guided through Shirasagi Castle Town. Suddenly, a mysterious hooded figure appears and uses the Avatar's Ganglari to induce a large explosion, killing numerous Hoshidan lives as well as Queen Mikoto. The Avatar degenerates into their dragon form and Kaze helps to repel invisible enemies and the mysterious hooded man. With the death of the queen, the barrier protecting Hoshido from Nohrian conflict dissipates. At the Plains of Hoshido, the Nohrian and Hoshidan armies meet and the Avatar has to make a choice on which side to join. In Birthright, Kaze remains in the Avatar's army while in Conquest and Revelation, he temporarily leaves their army and rejoins later.
Should the Avatar choose to remain with the Hoshidan Royal Siblings, Kaze remains in the army.
Shocked by the Avatar's intention to return to Nohr, Kaze remains loyal to Hoshido and does not follow them.
Unlike his more passionate, hot-blooded older twin brother, Kaze is much more cool-headed. No matter the situation, Kaze remains unfazed and calm, even in the face of danger or against some of the more abrasive members of the army. Kaze is also known to be deeply loyal to the people whom he respects. This is best evidenced through his relationship with the Avatar, where, as a result of admiring their vision to reign peace upon the continent, he swears fealty to them and becomes their retainer in their A support conversation. On the Conquest route, this fact is best exemplified through Kaze's radical decision to pledge his allegiance to the Avatar upon learning of their idealistic vision, despite being well aware that he will be branded as a traitor by Hoshido.
In his supports with the Avatar, it is revealed that Kaze is very popular with women. He often receives gifts from them, a fact that is usually a reciprocal gesture as a means to repay the favours that he performs for them. His popularity with women stems from his demeanour of politeness and benevolence, although he is blissfully unaware of the charms that he possesses. This lack of awareness over his charisma could be entirely attributed to Kaze's inclination to be humble; through his Private Quarters lines, it is revealed that he thinks rather poorly of himself, asserting that he is not very attractive and that he and his twin brother lack any resemblance. Kaze's display of humility over his personal attractions in turn lends credence to his bewildered obliviousness over his popularity with women.
He is the most well-liked member in the army. His birthday is October 2, the same as Saizo.
- Will only have one Vulnerary on Hard mode and above
As an EnemyEdit
Chapter 2 - Gift of GanglariEdit
Conquest Chapter 11 - Rainbow SageEdit
Xenologue 20 - End: Lost in the WavesEdit
◾ Note: Growth Rates are based on the character in their starting class
◾ Note: Growth Rates as an Master Ninja
◾ Note: Growth Rates as a Mechanist
Max Stat Modifiers Edit
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- See also: Kaze/Supports
- The Avatar (Male)
- Kana (if Kaze is his father)
- Shigure (if Kaze is his father)
Kaze's stats befit the strengths of his Ninja base class. He has extremely high speed and skill, befitting the Abel archetype while his brother Saizo is the Cain of the game. Curiously, he has a pretty solid resistance growth, good for taking down Mages as shurikens also have a weapon advantage against Tomes. His strength is slightly below average and his Defense and Luck are abysmal. This makes Bows a strong counter for him, as most ninjas are, so he should avoid them at all cost. That aside, Kaze can utilize his strong Speed and Skill to launch Critical hits or land Shuriken attacks to weaken enemies for other units to kill. Kaze's personal skill is Miraculous Save, which essentially grants the unit that he supports in battle the Miracle skill, making him a worthwhile partner if the player's luck is solid enough to have it activate in a pinch.
Kaze starts off with Locktouch, allowing him to open locked doors and chests. In Birthright and Revelation, he will be the first unit recruited with the skill. In Conquest, Niles will be the first. While good through the story in certain situations, it can be abandoned later for better skills. Once Kaze reaches level 10, he will learn Poison Strike, which reduces the enemy's current health by 20% after a battle with him. This can help to reduce the health of high Defense targets like Knights to kill them much quicker.
His two promotions are the Master Ninja and Mechanist classes. The Master Ninja barely changes his stat growths aside from a slightly higher resistance growth and provides him with the ability to use Swords, giving him access to Armorslayers and Wyrmslayers, two weapons good against high defense classes. He learns Lethality, an instant kill skill, though its activation is incredibly low, making it more of a gamble to equip it, especially when needing it in a pinch. Shurikenfaire increases his Shuriken damage, which gives him that damage boost he needs to kill units on his own. Mechanist focuses on mobility and trades some of his speed and skill for more strength. Golembane is used to damage Stoneborn and Puppet units, though because of its selectiveness for its damage, it may not be nearly as useful as some of his other skills. Replicate is a good utility skill, though the player will need to use proper management to avoid careless deaths.
Kaze's secondary class is the Samurai class, which compliments his stat growths due to the high Speed and Skill stats of this class. From this class, he can learn Vantage and Duelist's Blow. Vantage is particularly useful, given that he can attack in the 1-2 tile range with shuriken, allowing him to potentially kill an enemy before he himself is. Duelist's Blow increases his avoid when he starts a battle, which makes his initiated combat a little safer.
The Samurai's two promotions are the Swordmaster class and the Master of Arms class. Swordmaster provides Astra, a more reliable attacking skill than Lethality, which can help fill a Guard Stance gauge or attack an enemy enough times to kill them or significantly wound them. Swordfaire can be used for more sword strength in his Master Ninja class if needed. Master of Arms provides Seal Strength, which reduces the Strength of enemies attacked, making them safer to engage by other allies. Life and Death is a risky skill, increasing his damage output by 10, but also increasing the opponents damage output the same amount. If willing to make riskier tactics, consider this skill to give Kaze the needed guaranteed damage to finish off foes.
- Xander/Silas — Given that Kaze only has one class option, choosing either Silas or Xander is worth taking for a few extra skills from the Cavalier class. The Cavalier class gives him Elbow Room, boosting his damage in the open tiles with no terrain bonuses by 3. Shelter can be used to rescue heavily damaged allies. The Paladin class provides Defender boosting his stats when in a Guard Stance and Aegis to shave off damage from distance weapons. The Great Knight provides Luna which halves the enemy's defenses when he attacks, good for high defense targets, and Armored Blow, reducing his taken damage by 10 when he attacks an enemy. This skill syncs well with Life and Death as it neutralizes the enemy's damage bonus, though only on the player's turn.
- Beruka/Camilla — Camilla allows Kaze to access the Wyvern Rider class, along with its promotions the Wyvern Lord and Malig Knight classes. From the Wyvern Rider class, Kaze can learn Strength +2 and Lunge, although Strength +2 wears out as he levels up and Lunge is almost useless in any scenario. From the Wyvern Lord class, he can learn Rally Defense, although this will be his only Rally skill. Swordbreaker allows him to deal with accurate sword users like Swordmasters better. From the Malig Knight class, Kaze can learn Trample and Savage Blow. Trample will further increase his damage by 5 (which can stack to a total of 20 with Life and Death and Shuriken/Swordfaire). Savage Blow makes Kaze an especially dangerous unit as he will chip off 40% of his primary target's health and 20% off those in two tiles or less from him.
- Rinkah — Rinkah provides the Oni Savage class and its promotions, the Oni Chieftain and Blacksmith classes. The Oni Savage class provides Seal Resistance for another stat reduction skill and Shove to move allies from danger after their turn is completed. the Oni Chieftain provides Death Blow, increasing his Critical hit chance during his turn, reaching as high as 60% during the player's turn using an unforged Barb Shuriken. Counter can be used to retaliate with pure damage should he be hit by a close quarter weapon during the enemy's turn. The Blacksmith allows Kaze to learn Salvage Blow, although this is almost useless to him due to Ghostly Gold DLC and the fact that this is only offered in Birthright and Revelation, both which have skirmishes where gold can be obtained; in addition, Kaze's luck stat is generally too low to effectively activate luck-based skills. Lancebreaker assists Kaze as it allows him to safely engage against lance users, which often have high strength stats.
- Nyx — Nyx gives Kaze access to the Dark Mage, and thus Dark Knight and Sorcerer, class. For the most part, his low magic growths makes him unsuitable for the class, but there are niches with the class' entailing skills. The Dark Mage's Heartseeker reduces adjacent enemy avoid, allowing Kaze to easily tag them with Shuriken to apply his debuffs. Sorcerer has Vengeance, allowing him to apply more damage to his Shuriken attacks the more hurt he is. With a decent HP growth, the skill is viable thanks to its high activation rate, but leaving him injured may be a cost that needs to be weighed when using. Due to his weakness to Bow wielders, the Sorcerer's Bowbreaker class alleviates the threat of Sniper units and other high skill wielding bow users and is a great skill to have. Dark Knight has Seal Magic to guarantee that he can cripple mage characters, especially when his Shuriken has a weapon advantage over them, and Lifetaker for a great regeneration skill so long as he can eliminate his opponent.
Refer to Kaze/Quotes.
Possible Endings Edit
Kaze - Easygoing Ninja (涼風の忍 Ryōfu no Shinobi lit. Shinobi of the Cool Breeze)
- Few records of Kaze exist. Numerous poems of the time say he worked for his homeland and for Avatar from the shadows. His gentle yet mysterious nature made him a legend among ladies.
- Avatar and Kaze (Birthright/Conquest)
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. Avatar was hailed as a hero, working alongside her spouse to spread peace worldwide.
- Kaze and Avatar (Revelation)
- The two spent the rest of their lives together, Avatar ruling as the wise Queen of Valla. Kaze was never comfortable as a public figure, but he supported his wife's reign with his kind heart.
- Kaze and Azura
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. There are few records of Azura beyond her marriage. She remains a historical mystery.
- Kaze and Beruka
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. Beruka was torn about leaving Camilla but enjoyed having enough emotions for them to conflict.
- Kaze and Camilla
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. His wife, Camilla, gave up her royal title and spent her days at home doting on her family.
- Kaze and Effie
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. Effie retired after getting married, but she and Elise remained best friends for the rest of their lives.
- Kaze and Elise
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. His wife, Elise, grew out of her childish ways into a talented healer of extraordinary compassion.
- Kaze and Felicia
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. Felicia gave up her career in the service industry for the military, ultimately becoming a commander.
- Kaze and Hana
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. His wife, Hana, continued to serve Sakura, brightening all of their lives with her infectious optimism.
- Kaze and Kagero
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. Kagero remained a ninja. It is said the couple got along, but didn't have much time together.
- Kaze and Mozu
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
- Kaze and Orochi
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. His wife, Orochi, was completely indispensable, both through her intelligence and her future sight.
- Kaze and Selena
- While no official records of Kaze survive, he appears in many rumors and tales of heroic exploits. After marrying, he and his wife, Selena, disappeared from records. They likely lived happily ever after.
Kaze is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Kaze means "wind" in Japanese.
Suzukaze literally means "Refreshing Breeze" in Japanese. Suzukaze is also the name of anImperial Japanese Navy destroyer.
- Kaze shares his English voice actor, David Stanbra, with Xander, Shura, Siegbert, Kilma, Sumeragi and the Rainbow Sage.
- Kaze is the third character in Fire Emblem history who can leave the party permanently if certain conditions are not met (save for normal in-map deaths). The other examples of this are Jill in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Zihark in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
- Kaze and Saizo are the first members of the Cain/Abel archetype whose base classes are not Cavalier-based.
- Kaze placed 10th most popular male in the official character popularity poll held on the game's official site.
- If Kaze obtains an A-Support with the Avatar, Kaze will be the Avatar's only Hoshidan retainer.