“What!? No way! That stuffy know-it-all doesn’t need it! Look at me! I’m so tiny and helpless, I need all the help I can get. You wouldn’t want me to get hurt, would you?”
—Lyre in a conversation with Ranulf and Kyza
Lyre (リィレ Rīre) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
Lyre is a Cat Laguz of the Beast tribe, as well as the younger twin sister of Lethe. She possibly has feelings for Commander Ranulf. She hates war and fighting, but joins the army to be with Lethe and Ranulf because she wants to fight alongside her sister and could not bear to see her die.
Lyre is first introduced in Chapter 3-1 by helping Lethe and Mist pass out poisoned food to knock out enemy guards, and then serves as an NPC ally unit along with Lethe for that chapter. She officially joins as a playable character in chapter 3-4.
Despite being Lethe's twin sister, Lyre's personality is a near polar opposite. She is playful and outgoing, counter to Lethe's more serious and stern nature. When introduced, she is also more at ease with beorc than Lethe initially is in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
However, Lyre seems to be the pettier of the two sisters. In a base conversation, she claims that Shinon is lucky that she did not claw the smile off his face after an altercation between the two and Gatrie. In a different info conversation, she begs Ranulf to give her the gift he offers instead of giving it to Kyza, her excuse being that she is the smaller and more helpless of the two.
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Strike - A
Lyre's stats are lower than the royal laguz, and therefore has less consistency, but she is not useless. To train her, giving her finishing blows is an ideal option, as it allows more EXP to be gained. However, her low strength and defenses can get in the way, as she is quite frail and can be killed quite easily. Using her can get harder and harder as the game progresses, which can leave her overlooked in favor of Ranulf or Skrimir. However, Lyre is faster, and can therefore evade and double easier. If her class's personal skill, Rend, is not available/in question, Paragon + Blossom is a good Skill combination to make her grow faster. Overall, despite some shortcomings that can leave her overlooked, if trained properly, Lyre can be a nuisance to the opponent with that high avoid.
- Lethe: 10%
Lyre: No... I... Is this...the end for me? Save me, Ranulf... Lethe...
Lyre: Ugh... I can't believe it... I've gotta fall back... The rest of you guys think you can pull it together?
Finder of Secrets (気ままな尻尾)
Lyre lived free and wild in the forest. She often told her young comrades of the war and the heroes therein.
Lyre is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
The lyre (lyra) is a musical instrument from Ancient Greece. It is said to have been invented by Hermes, messenger of the gods, though it is probably more often associated with the mythical poet Orpheus, master of the lyre.
In Greek mythology, Orpheus of the lyre wandered into the underworld of Hades, in grief over the loss of his wife. There, it is said in some stories, that he had to cross the rivers of the underworld, Styx and Lethe.
- Lyre and Kyza are both mentioned in a support conversation in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance between Ranulf and Lethe.