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“Sure, I'll take you on. But it's going to hurt! When I fight, it's with claws out.”
—Lethe to Ike in a support conversation

Lethe (レテ Rete) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. She is a Cat Laguz from the Beast tribe of Gallia. She is the leader of a small platoon of Gallian soldiers. Lethe has a younger twin sister named Lyre.


In Path of Radiance, if Lethe and Ranulf share an A rank in Support Conversations, Ranulf will offer Lethe the opportunity to return to Gallia, leaving Ike and the Crimean Liberation Army behind her. Lethe will then decline this offer, promising to defeat Ashnard alongside the Crimean Army.

Lethe appears as a boss in the Radiant Dawn chapter, A Reason to Fight, but the player will neither be required to fight nor defeat Lethe in order to advance through this chapter.


Fierce and agile, Lethe is known as one of the harshest characters in the Tellius series, with her honor and respect for her duty leading her to be an extremely intimidating figure, strictly adhereing to her role as a beast-tribe warrior and commander, often being strict on herself and others. Despite this very fact, Lethe does care for her comrades, as can be observed from the contents of her death quote.

Though she serves Caineghis and Ranulf, she does not share their belief of pursuing a policy of peaceful coexistence with the Beorc. Her fundamental disgust with human existence shows when she was tasked with leading Ike to Castle Gallia. She has had trouble trusting Beorc having studied the history of the Beorc and Laguz –where “humans” had exploited and enslaved the “sub-humans.” When Soren provoked her, the already tense emotions [she felt toward them] rapidly escalated. However, after witnessing how Ike had used himself as a shield to help dissolve the situation, she began to change her outlook having seen that not all Beorc are bad.

Her strong attitude can occasionally invite misunderstandings, and was the reason behind her and her sister Lyre not speaking to each other for a long time. It was not until they reunited in the Laguz Alliance where they reconciled. Despite those arguments, Lethe only desires for Lyre's safety, and she will always try to protect Lyre, even if she has to be mean to her.

In GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Path of RadianceEdit


  • Chapter 10: Automatically from the start.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE9 Lethe Cat (Untransformed) SpriteCat (Untransformed)

FE9 Lethe Cat (Transformed) SpriteCat (Transformed)
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Wt Mov
3 34 12

4 10


15 9



11 7

Skills Weapon Starting Items



FE9 Claw (Cat)Claw

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
130% 50% 5% 65% 70% 50% 40% 25%

Support ConversationsEdit

See also: Lethe/Supports

Fire Emblem: Radiant DawnEdit


Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Endgame
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 E A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected △=Reinforcement

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE10 Lethe Cat (Untransformed) SpriteCat (Untransformed)

FE10 Lethe Cat (Transformed) SpriteCat (Transformed)
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Wt Mov
21 51 9




18 9





Skills Weapon Starting Items


FE10 StrikeStrike - A

FE10 Claw (Cat)Claw
FE10laguzstoneLaguz Stone

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
85% 35% 5% 30% 40% 45% 35% 20%


As a Cat, Lethe has quick transformation times, but can only stay in her transformed form for a few turns. She is able to perform double attacks due to her high Speed, but her other stats may prove to be a detriment to her. Lethe's Defense and Strength are low, meaning that she will most likely sustain large amounts damage, alongside inflicting low amounts of damage at the same time. However, if trained, she may prove to be an important asset to the player's army, where she is able to last for a long period of time in battles.

Death QuotesEdit

Path of RadianceEdit

“Ahhgrr! A terrible mistake... I must be allowed to withdraw. All of you, live to fight again!”
—Retreat quote

Radiant DawnEdit

“Ugh...! Defeat! I've gotta fall back... Everyone... Stay alive!”
—Retreat quote in Part 2

“While I can breathe... I will still...fight... ...L-Lyre...”
—Death quote in Part 3


Path of RadianceEdit


"I can't believe I'm doing this, but... I must admit that you've done well. You were a good fighter. Too good to leave with these beorc. We'll meet again."

A Support with IkeEdit

"I don't know when, but... If that thing we talked about happened...that would be fine. I guess. Not that I care. So...good-bye."

Radiant DawnEdit

Gallia's Valkyrie - Lethe (ガリアの女戦士 Garia no onna senshi, lit. The Female Warrior of Gallia)

Lethe later became captain in Gallia's home guard, and pounded battle skills and fighting pride into young warriors.


  • Interestingly enough, Lethe's eye color differs between her two forms. While her eyes are purple when she is in her human form, her feline form possesses yellow eyes.


In Greek mythology, Lethe was one of the five rivers of Hades. Those who drink from it will forget their past lives. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified.

In Classical Greek, the word lethe literally means "oblivion", "forgetfulness", or "concealment". It is related to the Greek word for "truth", aletheia (ἀλήθεια), which through the privative alpha literally means "un-forgetfulness" or "un-concealment".


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