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- This article is about the Gaiden character, for the TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga character, see Ruka (TearRing Saga).
“We formed a liberation force to fight against Dozer, but unfortunately, it's not going too well.”
Luka (ルカ Ruka; translated Ruka in some fan translations) is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden. He is a member of the liberation army. He came to Ram Village to recruit Mycen when Dozer took over Zofia castle. However, Mycen refused. Alm then decides to join in place of Mycen. After the war, he joined the knighthood of the newly united Kingdom of Valentia and worked towards its restoration.
Talk to him again in Ram Village after Mycen refuses to join.
Luka is an average unit. No matter which Soldier/Armor/Baron unit you choose to use in Gaiden, they will wind up very similar. The Armor characters in Gaiden are more heavily impacted by their Promotions and strict class role as a defensive tank than they are by their stats or stat growth, as they will all have high Strength and Defense with low Speed.
Luka is in direct competition with Fols, as they're both Soldiers that you obtain early in Chapter 1 of Alm's route. When picking between the two, Fols winds up slightly superior in most stats than Luka. The primary difference between the two is Luka having higher Skill, and thus higher Accuracy, and Fols having higher Strength, and thus higher damage. Although Luka has bad Defense growth, all Armor units in Gaiden have similarly low Defense growth and enough base Defense to make Physical attacks do negligible damage anyways. Although Luka doesn't wind up with any glaring weaknesses, he's not quite as good as Fols or Valbar.
As one of the knights of the kingdom, he works towards the restoration of Valentia.
“Forgive me, Alm...”
—Luka's death quote
- Luka is the first Soldier to appear in the entire Fire Emblem series.
- Luka's artwork in The Complete depicts him wearing a villager-like outfit. However, in the game, Luka wears a set of red armor.