Artwork of Lewyn from the Super Tactics Book.
“...That should've been me out there. Her death has really made me think, mum. Mother, I will protect you from here on out. I solemnly swear I will NEVER leave your side again.”
—Lewyn in Genealogy of the Holy War
Lewyn (レヴィン, Revin, translated Levn in the Japanese version and Levin in the fan translations and Super Tactics Book) is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the Prince of Silesse and the son of Queen Rahna. He is a direct descendant of Sety, the founder of Silesse.
Prior to the events of Genealogy of the Holy War, Lewyn ran away from Silesse to traverse the world outside of the country. Along the way, he made acquaintances with Sylvia, a dancer, who develops romantic feelings for him (which he can reciprocate or not in the game itself); according to the Oosawa manga, this is because Lewyn was among the few persons that treated her well in her short life.
In Chapter 4, Lewyn will snap out of his senses and agree to assume the throne of Silesse after the tragic death of Mahnya. His mother will then bestow upon him the divine tome of Forseti, reassured that he will rule the country fairly and justly. Ferry is supposedly Lewyn's best suitor, and is confirmed to be his wife in the events of Thracia 776. They will then have two children, Ced and Fee.
After the Battle of Belhalla, Lewyn is killed by Manfroy (revealed in the opening, after the game is finished several times), but will later be resurrected by Forseti. He will then join up with Seliph in the second generation, serving as his adviser.
It is revealed in the epilogue that Lewyn was probably possessed by Forseti throughout the events of the second generation, as Seliph expresses gratitude towards him for guiding his army through the hardships faced during the course of the holy war.
In the first generation, Lewyn sports a rather flirtatious personality, whereby he is rather mischievous around characters of the opposite gender. When recruiting Ferry, Lewyn is shown to rhetorically remark: "You know who suffers then? The people." This may imply that Lewyn either doubts his ability to rule Silesse or that he is afraid of slipping up in his duties as the patriarchal figure of the country, which may lead to suffering on the part of the commoners.
Lewyn's fun-loving personality is shown to change drastically in the events of the second generation, whereby he is noticeably more mature and refined in his mannerisms and speech. Furthermore, Lewyn is shown to be relatively cold and distant towards his family members. For instance, when Ced confronts him about Ferry's death, he merely replies with a curt "Well, that's too bad.". In the case of Fee, he is slightly more harsh, as he retorts: "Fee, look, I'm sorry about Ferry...But what went on between the two of us is really none of yours or Ced's damn business!". He is, however, not completely devoid of emotions, as can be seen in a conversation he shares with Teeny if he is paired up with Tailto. Within this conversation, Lewyn is observed to tear up upon learning of Tailto's tragic death in the hands of Hilda. His emotional side is further expressed through another conversation that he shares with Leen if he is paired up with Sylvia. Within this conversation, Lewyn is portrayed to adopt a kind demeanour as he comforts Leen upon learning of the fact that she has been abandoned by Sylvia. He then goes on to reassure her that her parents are still alive, not once dropping any hints on his true identity as her father. Perhaps the reason for this drastic change in personality is Forseti possessing him during the second generation, and if so, the harshness towards his children, if they are Ced or Fee, may be Forseti trying to avoid emotional confrontation. And with the other children, Forseti himself could be showing emotion by feeling bad for Teeny or Leen after hearing their plight.
Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit
|Starting Class||Holy Blood||Level||HP||Str||Mag||Skl||Spd||Lck||Def||Res||Move||Lead||Gold||Skills||Weapon||Starting Equipment|
| Wind - |
Thunder - C
Fire - C
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
- Promotes to Sage
- Strength: +0
- Magic: +8
- Skill: +5
- Speed: +5
- Defense: +0
- Resistance: +5
- Movement: +0
- B Rank
- +1 to Rank
- +1 to Rank
- B Rank
Despite the fact that Lewyn does not possess the Pursuit skill, he is, nonetheless, an extremely powerful unit. He specializes in Wind Magic, which is arguably the best magic type in the game, due to its light weight and decent Might. Coupled with the fact that Lewyn's speed growths are greatly enhanced due to his Forseti (Major) holy blood, he will thus be able to dodge attacks fairly frequently.
In Chapter 4, Lewyn will receive the Forseti tome from his mother when he enters the Silesse Castle. With this tome in hand, Lewyn will be able to effectively dodge practically any attack targeted towards him, alongside being able to inflict high amounts of damage with the Continue skill.
It is highly recommendable to pair Lewyn up with either Ferry, Tailto, or Sylvia in order to ensure that the Forseti tome will be passed down to a character who is able to utilize it.
In Chapter 2, Sigurd may speak to Lewyn, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 2, if Lewyn speaks to Ferry, she will be recruited into the army.
In Chapter 4, after Silesse Castle is captured, Lewyn may speak to Sigurd, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 4, if Lewyn enters Silesse Castle, he will obtain the Forseti tome.
In Chapter 4, if neither Lewyn nor Ferry has a lover after Silesse Castle is captured, Ferry may speak to Lewyn, resulting in the pair falling in love immediately.
- Deirdre: N/A
- Ethlyn: N/A
- Adean: 50+2
- Ayra: 50+2
- Raquesis: 50+2
- Ferry: 210+2
- Sylvia: 200+2
- Briggid: 50+4
- Tailto: 120+3
|Starting Class||Level||HP||Str||Mag||Skl||Spd||Lck||Def||Res||Move||Skill||Weapon||Starting Items|
|Tome - A|
Staff - D
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
“Urgh... I... I still have things I must do... I can NOT die...”
—Lewyn's death quote in Genealogy of the Holy War in Generation 1
Levin is a common Jewish surname. It originates from the biblical tribe of Levi.
Levin's official translated name 'Lewyn' is of Anglo-Saxon origin and derives from the Old English pre 7th Century personal name "Leofwine", which is composed of the elements "leof", dear, beloved and "wine", friend.
Possibly reflecting of his friendship with Ferry and Mahnya from childhood, but could also reflect on his friendship with the army in general.
Lewyn bears a striking resemblance to Joshua from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, given that both are runaway princes, are terrible flirts, and have affinities with Wind Magic (Lewyn as a magic user, and Joshua as a support affinity.) Their names also stem from Hebrew, and they both inherit the throne from their late mothers.