“If... If I don't make it through this war, promise me you'll pick up the little ones at the Elimine Church.”
—Lugh in a support conversation with Raigh.
Lugh (ルゥ Ruu) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is the son of Nino and twin brother of Raigh. He considers Chad to be family as well. He hails from an orphanage of Araphen, where he grew up with Raigh and Chad. After witnessing Bern reduce his home to ashes, Lugh decides to join Roy's party to punish those who took part in its destruction.
He makes a brief cameo in Chapters 3, 17, and 18 of the Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi manga.
Lugh's personality is the polar opposite of Raigh's, which can easily be seen in the difference in their eyes. Lugh's eyes are soft and caring, while Raigh's are hard and cynical. He tends to be positive, polite, kind, and conscious of others. On the other hand, he can be bitter, as shown in his support conversations with Melady.
The Binding BladeEdit
Anima - D
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- See also: Lugh/Supports
Lugh is a well-rounded Mage. He has good avoid and magic. His HP and defense are not great, as with all Mages. Lugh boasts average or above growths in the most offensive areas; Magic, Skill, and Speed. Although his base stats are not the best, it will not take long for him to start dodging and doubling most generic enemies. He joins in Chapter 3, making him a useful asset for killing off an abundance of Knights and Wyvern Riders in early chapters, being a cost-effective way to deal with high defense enemies. Most of his supports are rather decent options. His support with Chad builds quickly, and Raigh, Hugh, and Elen are good support options because they are also magic users and they will probably be around each other, which is helpful on ranked runs. Lugh has less luck, resistance, and much less magic than Lilina but has more speed and skill. Compared to Hugh, he has 5% less defense, and 25% less HP. His other stats generally prove superior to Hugh.
Tome - C
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
“I'm so sorry... Chad... Rai.. gh...”
—Lugh's death quote in The Binding Blade.
- Lugh - Child of Anima (理の申し子, Kotowari no Mōshigo lit. God-sent Child of Reason)
Lugh built a small magic school where the orphanage used to be. He took in orphans and other deprived children and taught them magic as a way to live. Many powerful magicians who left their name in history can have their roots traced back to that school.
Lugh's name is most probably taken from that of the Irish deity of the same name. This deity is represented as a mythological hero, who was, incidentally, the son of Cian and Ethniu. He apparently led the Tuatha Dé Danann to victory in the second battle of Magh Tuireadh and is revered as the High King of Ireland of the distant past. His Welsh counterpart is Lleu Llaw Gyffes.
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Lugh won 7th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 1:1. The voter comments seem to mostly focus on his kind, friendly, strong, and endearing personality and his relationships with his twin brother Raigh and his best friend Chad.