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“Before you dream of changing the world, learn your damn place in it.”

Mycen (マイセン, Maisen in the Japanese version) is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is 65 years old.


Mycen is Alm and Celica's adoptive grandfather and a reputable former soldier. Originally a high ranking Zofian general, Mycen discovered that Desaix was killing off the heirs to the throne as they were born. He was framed for the crime and banished, but not before he saved Princess Anthiese from Desaix. Around this time, he was approached by King Rudolf of Rigel, who entrusted his son Albein to him. Rudolf explained that the over-involvement of the gods Mila and Duma were leading the people of Valentia to ruin and that he intended to become a "destroyer" in order to provoke the rise of Valentia's true heroes, even if it meant having to die at the hands of his own son. Upon realizing that Rudolf was willingly consigning himself to hell for this greater good, Mycen could not refuse him.

Mycen dubbed his adopted children "Alm" and "Celica" and initially raised them both in Ram Village, but later sent Celica away to keep her safe from Desaix. He spent the later days teaching Alm his old techniques in the peace of their village. Originally, the rebellion movement wanted Mycen to join them but he refused, claiming he wants no more part in war. Alm and his friends join in Mycen's place. Mycen then meets up with Alm at Zofia Castle, encouraging him to follow the path he believes in and hints that Celica would soon be joining them in the castle, saying that both of them will free the land from its fate. When she arrives, he encourages her to speak to Alm, but leaves afterwards.

He later appears at Rigel Castle after the death of Rudolf, and explains Rudolf's motives for the war. He then joins Alm's army and encourages him to hurry to Doma's Alter in order to save Celica and end the war. After the war he became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Valentia and served as Alm's right hand man, putting all his effort into reconstructing the land.




In Chapter 4, talk to him at Rigel Castle (needed to progress).

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE2 Gold Knight Map IconGold Knight
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
7 44 22 14 11 3 18 8 9
Magic Starting Items



Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
20% 5% 5% 5% 0% 5% 0%


Mycen is a slightly above average unit, and he can be used to replace characters who have turned out badly or died. He is the last character recruited in Alm's route, arriving just in time for the final dungeon. His starting stats are okay. He has impressive HP, Strength, and Defense. While his Resistance may seem low, the fact that said statistic does not increase in the game and that only magic units and Kliff can compare with it makes him an excellent mage killer. His Skill is average. His Speed is low, and his Luck is the worst in the game. His growth rates are almost non-existent, so he is unlikely to improve much even if you try to level him. The main reason he is viable is that he is quite strong and durable, so even with his lackluster Speed, he should be able to handle fighting late game melee units.

Because he is a Lance user, he can use SolLuna and Astra, three powerful spears. With one equipped, can do some pretty hefty damage. Overall, he is a good unit, and actually can hold his own pretty well in the final dungeon.



Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Great Knight Map SpriteGreat Knight
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 35 17 1 16 14 3 20+2 8 7
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Discipline (FE13)Discipline
OutdoorBattleOutdoor Fighter
Defense +2Defense +2

SwordIconFE13Sword - D
LanceIconFE13Lance - D
AxeIconFE13Axe - B

Silver Axe FE13 IconSilver Axe*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Base Stats Edit

Starting Class
Gold Knight
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
7 44 22 14 11 3 18 8 9
Magic Skills Starting Items

Echoes black magic iconFire (Mage)
Echoes black magic iconThunder (Lv. 8)
Echoes white magic iconRecover (Sage)

Echoes Mounted UnitHorseback Unit


Growth Rates Edit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
20% 10% 10% 10% 5% 10% 3%

Supports Edit

See also: Mycen/Supports

Passive Supports Edit


Gaiden Edit

Serves as the prime minister in the newly established government of Valentia. As King Alm I's excellent right-hand man, he threw all his effort into the kingdom's reconstruction.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

"As the One Kingdom's new chancellor—and right-hand man to King Alm I—good Sir Mycen worked tirelessly toward the kingdom's restoration. Despite his formal standing and title, the king and queen continued to love him like a grandfather."



“Alm, Celica. Surpass me. For the sake of Valentia...”
—Mycen's death quote in Gaiden

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

First Turn SelectionEdit

  • "This is a battle I cannot lose. For my own sake or yours. Rudolf!" (Final Map)

Level Up Quotes Edit

Battle Quotes Edit

Enemy Misses Edit
Enemy Does Only 1 Damage Edit
  • "I will not be stopped!"
  • "You're no match for me!"
Critical Attack Edit
Finishing Blow Edit
  • "Enough!"
  • "Hyah!"
Enemy Defeated Edit
  • "You lack experience."
  • "Be at peace."
  • *sighs*


“Alm, Celica...surpass me. I leave you.”
—Mycen's death quote


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