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“That Boey's just a kid who can't use anything but fire magic. As for me, Lady Celica, I can use thunder magic as well. Please count on me, 'kay?”
—Mae

Mae (メイ Mei, May in the Japanese version) is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. She is 17 years old.

She is voiced by Eri Inagawa in the Japanese version and by Cherami Leigh in the English version.

ProfileEdit

She is a young yet skilled mage who joins Celica's group not only to watch out for her, but also to keep an eye on Boey, who has sworn to protect Celica despite the fact his skill is quite lacking compared to his eagerness. Her role is Celica's servant, however, the two are very close friends. She accompanies Celica on her journey towards the Mila Temple.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

After the war, Mae continues to work with Boey at the church of Zofia. The two are eventually wed and bore children, though their feuding never ceased.

Spoilers end here.

PersonalityEdit

Mae is an adept mage who is well aware of her talent. She is constantly in pursuit of self-improvement and is a prime example of a "type A" personality. She has an intense rivalry with Boey, whom she frequently tries to outdo at everything and teases about his insecurities. Often seeking approval from others, she desires to be viewed as a highly dependable person. Mae is very enthusiastic, and it is evidently contagious. She also generally speaks in an exuberant, confident, and even arrogant manner. She is further known to end her sentences with an "...or what?." She longs for a carefree lifestyle after the war and has a fondness of the ocean.

She and Celica are extremely close; additionally, Mae is extremely attached to her. As a result of this, she is extremely apprehensive when Celica talks to other men for extended periods of time during story dialogue. Celica states that Mae has always cheered her up when she was sad or lonely, and Mae continues to support Celica and others in this way during the war.

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem GaidenEdit

RecruitmentEdit

In Chapter 2, talk to her at the Novis Monastery (needed to progress).

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE2 Mage Female Map IconMage
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 20 9 1 7 5 2 10 4
Magic Starting Items

Fire
Thunder
Aura (Lv 9)
Seraphim (Lv 14)
Recover (Priestess)

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Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
20% 40% 20% 10% 10% 20% 0%

OverallEdit

Mae is an average Mage. She has a typical glass canon build with high Strength and low HP/Defense, but lacks the Speed to be truly dangerous which is exactly what keeps her from being a great unit. Her low Speed also makes her very vulnerable to being Double Attacked. She has somewhat high Resistance for a Magic unit, which makes her decent at fighting other Magic units. Unfortunately, she has the lowest starting HP and HP growth of all Mages. It is worth noting that Mae has the lowest overall growths in the game (excluding Pre-Promoted units), though this does not hurt her capabilities that much when comparing her to other Mages.

When you first get her, she is the best attacker in your group, outdoing even Celica initially. She starts with Thunder, which makes her the only 3 range unit that Celica starts with. Unfortunately, there is a rather large level gap between Mae's new spells. However, her spell list is actually quite balanced. She will learn Aura, which is a very powerful single hit spell, as well as Angel which is very effective at defeating monsters.

All in all, Mae is an okay Mage unit. Most Mage units in Gaiden suffer her same low Speed problem, but she hits hard enough to be reasonably useful and comes with some nice abilities. She will usually wind up better than Boey simply due to her spell list, but not by much. Her low Speed really hurts her offense and survivability and her low HP reserve makes consistent spellcasting dangerous.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

SupportsEdit

See also: Mae/Supports

Passive Supports

Growth RatesEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
35% 60% 35% 40% 40% 30% 2%

QuotesEdit

Gaiden Edit

Death Quote Edit

“Geez! I messed up...”
—Mae's death quote in Gaiden.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

Death and Retreat Quotes Edit

“Ehehe...I'm a no good klutz...”
—Mae's Classic Mode death quote in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Level Up Quotes Edit

  • "I'm on a roll today. Is Mila pulling strings for me, or what?"

Battle Quotes Edit

Defeated Enemy Edit
  • "Am I reliable or what?"

Skirmish Quotes Edit

“Oh, grow a spine already! So what if these guys sprout up like weeds? It's perfect target practice!”
—Mae in a pre-skirmish conversation with Boey in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

First Turn Selection Quotes Edit

  • "I'm on top of my game!"

EndingsEdit

Fire Emblem GaidenEdit

  • (If Boey is alive)

"She works together with Boey in the Church of Zofia."

  • (If Boey is dead)

"She still sustains a bit of shock from the loss of her bicker buddy Boey."

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

  • (If Boey is alive)

"Returning to Novis Island, Mae and Boey return to work at the monastery, just like before the war. Before long, though their disputes never ceased, Mae and Boey were married. They were blessed with many children. It is said they lived in happiness on that island for the rest of their lives."

  • (If Boey is dead)

"When her quarrelsome friend Boey died, her days fell into a deep sorrow. However, with the encouragement of her friends, she was able to return to her natural cheerfulness. It is said that she returned to the Novis Monastery and helped many people, and was adored."

EtymologyEdit

Mae is a feminine given name and a variant of May, which derives from Maia, the name of the Roman goddess of Spring growth.

Trivia Edit

  • Only tied with Atlas, Mae is the pickiest eater out of the entire cast of Echoes.

GalleryEdit


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