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Not to be mistaken for Richten.
Ricken (FE13 Artwork)
GameFire Emblem: Awakening
First SeenChapter 4: Two Falchions

Joins in Chapter 5: The Exalt and the King

Starting ClassMage

“I have this power for better or worse, and I know how to fight.”
—Ricken to Maribelle in their B-Rank support conversation

Ricken (リヒト Rihito, Licht in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Awakening.

According to the official Japanese website, he is voiced by Yuki Masuda.[1] He is voiced by Yuri Lowenthal in the English version.


Ricken is the youngest member of Chrom's Shepherds, and acts as the mascot of the group. Ricken's family was of noble stature until they lost much of their wealth. His support with the Avatar reveals that he joined the Shepherds to help restore his family's status, but he does not exactly know how to achieve such a thing just yet. Humorously, it is suggested by the Future Past convos that his efforts to grow taller succeed.

When Maribelle was kidnapped by Gangrel, Ricken asked to join Chrom for the battle. However, Chrom asked him to stay back since he was too young. Ricken ignored the order and followed behind Chrom's army to Border Pass. When Aversa was about to kill Maribelle, Ricken stepped in, casted a Wind spell and rescued her. Ricken then went on to protect Maribelle until they could reunite with Chrom's army shortly after. Afterwards, after seeing Ricken's abilities, Chrom allowed him to join the army.

After the war, Ricken realized his own childish behaviors and quickly matured and became a mage of the highest order.


As the youngest member of Chrom's army, Ricken is a typical child, however he hates being treated as such. However, Ricken seeks to grow up as quickly as possible, but mostly physically as he's overly sensitive about his height. Despite his young age he is quite studious, able to learn and grow from everyone in the army and soon realizes that he's growing up in his own way. He's worried about his family since his motivations to remain in Chrom's Army is to bring his family back to good stature. He also looks up to Chrom as his role model and constantly tries to prove his worth. Cute animals like him more than anyone else in the army. His birthday is May 23.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
FE13 Ricken Mage Map SpriteMage 3 20 3 8 (+2) 6 5 10 6 3 5
Skill Weapon Starting Items
Magic +2Magic +2 TomeIconFE13Tome - D Elwind FE13Elwind

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
85% 20% 55% 50% 50% 65% 35% 35%

Max Stat ModifersEdit

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
-1 +2 0 0 +1 -1 0


See also: Ricken/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class SetsEdit


Base ClassEdit

Ricken's the second mage in the game and arrives 3 chapters after Miriel is recruited. Ricken has a slightly lower magic, skill, and speed growths than her. However his Luck and Defensive growths are higher. It's also notable that he has a better strength growth than Miriel. Still, Ricken makes a very good Sage as he will be able to take physical hits better than Miriel, but still, as a Mage unit, he should not be involved with direct combat. Despite his lower skill, he has Focus to compensate this and will allow him to land criticals, only when allies are away. To make use of this, he should go in before his other allies. Of course he can also grab Tomefaire which will give his magical attacks more sting. As a Dark Knight, Ricken's strength growth is much better than Miriel's and should be the choice for a balanced physical and magical Dark Knight unit between the two. Ricken can learn Slow Burn which may take some time to fully exploit, but on most maps in the main game, Slow Burn can really help his hit and dodge in the long run. Lifetaker is Ricken's only regenerative ability. With his low defenses, Lifetaker can make a huge difference in a tight spot and can help relieve Healer Units from constantly healing him.


Ricken's secondary class options are Cavalier and Archer. Both of these classes are based on physical damage, and since Ricken will not be a game-changing unit in these classes due to his low strength, he should return to his Mage classes in the end. The Cavalier skill, Discipline, in particular is great to help Ricken build mainly sword skills if considering leaving him as a Dark Knight. If not, chances are his Tomes will reach A in no time as a Mage or Sage. In most of his promotions for these classes, Ricken will not outshine Stahl, Sully, or Frederick and is decent at best. However, Ricken can obtain many useful skills such as Luna, which can give him a needed boost in attack damage when he is a mage. Dual Guard+ also makes a decent subskill to activate and protect him when he is in need of some damage block. As a Paladin he can grab Defender which will give him a decent boost to stats. However, it will lose its effectiveness once he begins to cap stats. Aegis will help shave off damage from tomes and bows as well.

Ricken lacks much strength, and thus can have problems being a consistent Archer compared to the standard archer, Virion. However, some of the Archer's skills can also prove useful in his Mage class. The easily obtainable Skill +2 is a quaint little skill to make up for the lower skill growth than Miriel, though it will lose effectiveness after a few instances of reclassing. Prescience is good to have for him as an advantage when attacking. Sniper Ricken will not need to level up to level 15 since Bowfaire is not particularly useful for him outside of the archer classes, but Hit Rate +20 will almost ensure a 100% hit chance on the enemy, especially on harder difficulties. Bowbreaker from Bow Knight can be useful if Ricken is attacked by enemy bow users and makes him a good Archer killer in any class he is in.


Event TilesEdit

  • "I tried frying some fish with my Fire tome. Modern men should know how to cook!" (exp)
  • "I snuck in some practice. Gotta prove that I can hold my own!" (weapon exp)
  • "Huh? Did somebody lose this? That is so irresponsible." (item)

Relationship Event TilesEdit


  • "We're about to face some tough enemies. Do you think we could team up? Please?" (team up)
  • "Hey, so what do you dream about more than anything else?" (dreams)
  • "So what do you do when the fighting's done and you have a moment to yourself?" (free time)
  • "What are you so happy about? Did you find a puppy? ...Can I see it?" (happy)


  • "Of course. I'm so happy you asked! I guess I'll have to work twice as hard now!" (team up)
  • "I dream of being taller. Maybe a little more muscular...stuff like that." (dreams)
  • "I study magic! Well, actually, I play with forest creatures. ...What? They like me." (free time)
  • "No. I just finally worked out how to use this difficult magic. Want to see?" (happy)

Asking - MarriedEdit

  • "(Name), will we always be together? I worry some tragedy is going to part us." (promise)
  • "You're so pretty, (name). My throat gets all dry whenever I look at you." (compliment)
  • "I really care about you, (name). I hope you never get tired of hearing that." (love)
  • "(Name), you dropped this. ...What's that look you're giving me? Is it important?" (gift)

Replying - MarriedEdit

  • "Worried about me? Don't be. I already SWORE to myself I'd survive adolescence!" (promise)
  • "Really? Thanks! Just give me time, all right? I'll be twice the man I am now!" (compliment)
  • "Hey, I love you, too! You're so important to me." (love)
  • "This is medicine to, um, make me taller. It'll help me take care of you!" (gift)

Asking - ChildEdit

  • "You look dreadful, (name). Should I fetch a priest or a cleric? (concern)"
  • "Let's go practice together, (name). I want to see who's more advanced!" (train)
  • "(Name), is there anything you'd like? I'm your papa, so you should let me get it." (gift)
  • "So, (name), what do people do in the future? What did you do?" (story)

Replying - ChildEdit

  • "I guess there's no fooling you. But don't worry, I'll be alright." (concern)
  • "All right. I may be small, but don't you dare underestimate me!" (train)
  • "Well, all right. Can you make me taller? ...No, I mean it. Could you work on that?" (gift)
  • "Well, I've sort of been the runt around here. Enemies mock me, Chrom coddles me... But now I'm a father—well, father-to-be—so anyone who overlooks me is just stupid. ...Thanks for showing up. I really needed this confidence boost." (story)

Level UpEdit

  • "Nobody will talk down to me now!" (6+ stats up)
  • "See? I can hold my own! (4-5 stats up)
  • ”Do I look any taller? I hope so.” (2-3 stats up)
  • "I've gotta try harder." (0-1 stat up)
  • "Wait... When did I get so ridiculously strong?" (0-1 stats up while most stats are capped)

Class ChangeEdit

  • "This officially makes me grown up!"


  • "Ooh! I want that one! Get me that one!" (buying)
  • "You're selling my stuff? Oh...oh, all right..." (selling)
  • "You'd better not dumb my weapons down. Promise!" (forging)



  • "*Grunt* Nnnnnngh! Why don't I ever get any TALLER?" (misc)
  • "I'm on fire today! I feel like I could run the world and back!" (surge)

Greetings - NormalEdit

  • "Good morning, Avatar! Here to take a breather?" (morning)
  • "Oh, Avatar! Here to relax for a bit?" (midday)
  • "Good evening, Avatar! Will you be resting up tonight?" (evening)
  • "Avatar, it's getting late! Are you staying up all night?" (night)
  • "Happy birthday, Avatar!" (birthday)

Greetings - MarriedEdit

  • "Hello, Avatar! Ugh. I'm definitely not a morning person." (morning)
  • "Hello, Avatar! Where to today?" (day)
  • "Hello, Avatar! The days just fly by, don't they?" (evening)
  • "Hello, Avatar! I'm going to turn in for the night!" (night)
  • "Happy birthday, Avatar!" (birthday)


A novice Shepherd who looks and acts like a child. While this endears him to the others, he hates being treated as anything less than an equal. He sees Chrom as a brother. The most popular with cute animals. Born on May 23rd.

Help DescriptionEdit

An aspiring Shepherd who hates being treated like a child.


“I wish I could throw my arms around you and never let go! Just wait for me to get a little taller...Ok?”
—Ricken's confession quote.

Final ChapterEdit

“Please, Avatar! You’re too important to me!”
—Ricken's final chapter quote

“Captain Chrom! How'd I do? I was great, wasn't I?”
—Ricken's quote after Grima was defeated by Chrom

“Avatar, these hardships have made me a stronger man. You can't leave me before our life together can truly begin!”
—Ricken reassuring the Avatar for their choice if he is her husband.

“If Chrom believes he's/she's all right, then so do I! Maybe I can work out some new magic to bring him/her home...”
—Ricken's quote after the Avatar's sacrifice of killing Grima

DLC Pre-BattleEdit

The Golden Gaffe Pre-BattleEdit

“You're the gold thieves, aren't you? How dare you! I was so close to buying that medicine that's supposed to make me taller! Now, not only am I short on funds. I'm stuck being short, period!”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

EXPonential Growth Pre-BattleEdit

“I've never seen foes like you. I imagine taking you down would teach me a lot. Wait - That's it! If I defeat you, I'm sure to grow by leaps and bounds! Then no one will treat me like a kid! Oh, this is gonna be fun...”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Infinite Regalia Pre-BattleEdit

“Yikes! These things are out for blood. Are there really thirty-six of them? Gods, what if they're trying to make me one of them?! What if... Okay, Pull it together, Ricken. Time to man up and claim that treasure!”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Death's Embrace Pre-BattleEdit

“Hmm... If only there were some kind of magic that could revivify Risen... It's a shame to have to put you down like this, but I promise it's for the best.”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Five-Anna Firefight Pre-BattleEdit

“Man, look at this lava! I never dreamed we'd ever fight in a place like this. I'll have to write my parents as soon as we get back. They won't believe it! Of course, first we have to finish this rescue and get out of here alive...”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Roster Rescue Pre-BattleEdit

“I'm sure the Roster goes on and on about how I'm just some kid. can't believe every you hear! I may look like a child, but I fight like at LEAST one and half grown men!”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Summer Scramble Pre-BattleEdit

“Why are you staring at me? Is my hat crooked? ...Oh. So it is. Thanks! You're pretty nice. Why don't we call this whole thing off? ...Hey, don't look at me like that! It was a fair question!”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Hot-Spring Scramble Pre-BattleEdit

“The hot springs smell wonderful! The waters must contain healing agents. I wonder if I could use them to concoct some new kind of vulnerary... Only one way to find out! But first we need to take care of these pests.”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.


Dual SupportEdit

  • "Stick by me!"
  • "We've got company."
  • "You and I can take them!"
  • "I'll protect you!"
  • "Careful."
  • "Just watch me go!"
  • "We've got this!"
  • "Haa! Nothing to fear!"
  • "Don't worry. I'm here."
  • "We fight together!"

Dual StrikeEdit

  • "Watch this!"
  • "Have some more!"
  • "I've got this!"
  • "My turn!"
  • "Ha. Nice try."

Dual GuardEdit

  • "Stay back!"
  • "Look out!"


  • “Take this!”
  • “This is gonna hurt!”
  • “Die!”
  • "Don't look down on me!"

Defeated EnemyEdit

  • "Aha!"
  • "I did it!"
  • "That got ugly."

Partner Defeated EnemyEdit

  • "You did it!"
  • "Incredible!"

When HealedEdit

  • "Thanks."

Defeated By EnemyEdit

  • "Oh crud, ungh..."

Death/Retreat Edit

“I'm sorry, Chrom... I can't fight anymore...”
—Ricken's death quote (classic mode)

“Can't this state... No choice pull back...”
—Ricken's retreat quote (casual mode)

Possible EndingsEdit

Ricken - Upcoming Mage
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. The sting of that revelation caused him to redouble his efforts, and soon he was a mage of the highest order.
Ricken and the Avatar
Many wrote of Avatar's legendary exploits, but accounts of her origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—she loved her husband, Ricken, above all else.
Ricken and Lissa
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. He and Lissa learned from these mistakes and grew old and wise together.
Ricken and Sully
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Sully made for a strict, but fair, companion, and the couple thrived together.
Ricken and Miriel
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Miriel's intellect inspired him greatly, and together they unlocked the secrets of the universe.
Ricken and Maribelle
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Maribelle went on to be a magistrate, and the couple leaned on each other for the rest of their days.
Ricken and Panne
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Panne took him to the wilds, reminding him he was a small part of a greater plan.
Ricken and Cordelia
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Cordelia herself advanced as a knight, and the couple lived for many long years.
Ricken and Nowi
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Behind closed doors, people whispered as to how he aged while his wife, Nowi, never did.
Ricken and Tharja
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Tharja stayed with him and perfected her hexes, and the couple's magical talents soared.
Ricken and Olivia
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Thanks to Olivia's dances, however, the years hence were full of joy and laughter.
Ricken and Cherche
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. But Cherche's caring and patience saw him through to the end.


'Licht' is the German and Dutch word for Light.

Ricken is a name of Germanic origin, meaning powerful.


  • Ricken's official artwork depicts him holding a Wind Tome.
  • Ricken's birthday is the same day that Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones was first released in North America.
  • In his C-Rank support conversation with Olivia, Ricken is reading a book about a prince who falls in love with a forest maiden. This may be a reference to Sigurd and Deirdre:
    • Deidre lived in the small village within the Spirit Forest.
    • Sigurd is the Lord of Chalphy.
  • In Ricken's B-Rank support conversation with Maribelle, when she asks about a wound on his leg, Ricken brushes it off, saying "Oh, this is nothing! Just a…flesh wound." This is most likely a Monty Python reference and alludes to the famous line said by The Black Knight in their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • Ricken shares his Japanese voice actress, Yuki Masuda, with Panne.
  • In Ricken's S-Support with the Avatar, Id~(Serenity), is not played. Instead "Ha ha! Yes, it will take some getting used to!" is played, the standard S-Support theme for any S-Support not involving the Avatar. Ricken shares this trait with Cordelia.


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