“Our territory may be small, but our knights are among the bravest!”
—Kent to Heath in a support conversation
Kent (ケント Kento) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken. He is a knight of Caelin, one of the cantons of the Lycian League in Fire Emblem. He and his friend Sain were sent by the marquess to find his granddaughter for him on the plains of Sacae.
Kent is a stern, uptight knight who always follows the rules. He was trained as a knight of Caelin, along with his friend Sain, by General Eagler, the knight-commander of Caelin.
As knights, he and Sain were sent to Sacae to locate the marquess's granddaughter and to escort her safely back to Caelin. While in Bulgar, the largest city in Sacae, they meet the granddaughter, Lyn, and join up with her and her friend, the player. They escort her back to Caelin and help her to defeat her great-uncle Lundgren to reclaim the throne for the marquess, Lord Hausen. In gratitude for his actions, Kent is promoted to the rank of knight-commander of Caelin.
Kent and Sain are a reverse of the traditional red and green social knight Fire Emblem trope, where the red one is reckless and the green one is modest. In a support conversation between the two, it is revealed that Kent has a crush on Lyndis; Sain encourages him to make such feelings known to her, despite also claiming to have similar thoughts on her.
Description: A knight in service to house Caelin. Virtuous to a fault.
* Eliwood/Hector Normal Mode
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Knight Crest or Earth Seal||Paladin|
|+30 +30 E|
- See also: Kent/Supports
Kent's selling points are his high Skill and Speed, which allow him to have an easier time doubling opponents. However, his Luck stat is rather low, and his Strength growth rate is rather inconsistent, which can give him issues with enemies wielding Killer weapons, as well as issues finishing off opponents. However, Kent possesses an Anima affinity, and can support either Sain or Fiora, two units with similar movement that can increase Kent's Strength and Critical Evade. Furthermore, as the player's Tactician gains additional stars, Kent's subpar Critical Evade will become less and less of a problem against opponents that lack overwhelming Critical Hit rates.
Compared to Kent's counterpart, Sain, Kent possesses higher Skill and Speed, whereas Sain has higher Luck and a significantly higher growth rate in Strength. Choosing between either is dependent on the player's desires or needs; if more Strength is needed, then Sain is the better fit; if more Skill, Speed, and overall durability is desired, then Kent is a better fit.
Chapter 19: Dragon's GateEdit
“[Tactician], let me take the point. I will break through, even though it may cost my life. If something happens to me, [Tactician]... Lady Lyndis... Please watch over her.”
Final Chapter: Light QuoteEdit
“I will gladly volunteer to protect Lycia with my life.”
Defeat Quote in Lyn's StoryEdit
“Lady Lyndis, [Tactician]. I'm no good to you in this condition. My apologies, but I must withdraw.”
“Lady Lyndis... Travel safely...”
Kent- Knight of Lycia
For his bravery in fulfilling his command, Kent is named Knight Commander of Caelin. It is a high honor for one so young, but no one denies his worth.
Kent- The Crimson Shield
After Caelin was placed under Ostian rule, Kent became its steward. His dedication earned him the love of his people.
Kent and Lyn
When her grandfather died, Lyn asked that Caelin be taken under Ostian protection. She set out for Sacae with her former vassal and new love, Kent. The people of Caelin gave them their blessings.
Kent and Fiora
Although they returned to their respective countries, they visited one another often and their relationship bloomed. When Lyn abdicated Caelin’s rule to Ostia, Kent resigned, moved to Ilia, and married Fiora.
Kent and Farina
Farina stayed in Caelin as a mercenary, hoping to stay close to Kent. When Lyn abdicated Caelin's rule to Ostia, Kent resigned his commission and served at Farina's side as a mercenary in Ilia.
Kent is probably named after the character Kent in Shakespeare's 'King Lear,' the only one of Lear's knights to remain loyal to him.