“Here we go again...”
Marty is a dumb yet dutiful man with a close relationship with Dagdar, also acting as a friend to Tanya, and the Fiana Freeblades. Despite his large stature and intimidating profession, Marty is a timid man, easily swayed by multiple characters in what little screentime he has.
When Leif is captured by enemy forces and Marty is separated from the rest of the group, he ends up being press-ganged into Gomes Mutiny group which happens to later descend upon the recently-freed Leif and company. When Marty is confronted by Orsin, he immediately realizes what's going on and rejoins Leif.
He is a somewhat popular character to use due to Thracia 776's Capture system. This is due to the fact that Marty has the highest build out of all the playable characters, enabling him to capture many different types of characters others cannot.
He is one of the two Brigands in Fire Emblem series that can be recruited, the other being Gonzalez from Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. Unlike the other recruitable character in Thracia 776, Marty's portrait faces straight ahead while the others are looking at an angle.
Axe - D (20)
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
- Dagdar - 10%
Marty is a unit with several odd, and unusual traits.
First of all, Marty's suffers from terrible base Skill and Speed at 0, terrible growths in said stats at base, and significant competition from his boss, Dagdar. Marty's Speed and Skill will enjoy startlingly high increases at 5, and 6 respectively upon promotion, which will remedy this somewhat as stats in the game cap at 20. Marty's overall growths are strange with: great HP, decent Luck, and the highest Defense and Build growth in the game, he also has an uncharacteristically low Strength growth for a brigand, or any physical unit for that matter. Marty lacks the movement star that Dagdar possesses,and will have to rely on a lucky move growth to match Dagdar's movement. Marty lacks the personal weapon that Orsin possesses, and he lacks Orsin's respectable PC as well. Finally, Marty's build will hit 20 very quickly, making it impossible for cavalry units to Rescue him. This build, however does, allow him to rescue rather well, which is useful in chapters with civilians such as Chapter 3.
Marty does, however, have his advantages. He has an extremely high build right from the start,so he can capture enemies with ease compared to the rest of your units. In order to maintain his capturing prowess, he will need to find Skill and Speed growths. The early-game Speed Ring can remedy his poor speed, but it is better off in the hands of Leif, who will need all the help he can get during the Manster arc. Scrolls,on the other hand, benefit Marty massively. Players seeking to use Marty should give him the Odo scroll(increases his skill growth to 40%), Sety Scroll(increases his speed to 45%), and the Baldo Scroll to further stack his growths, all of which are obtained before his re-recruitment midway through Mount Violdrake. Upon promotion, Marty will usually have high stats, with the exception of Strength. Marty's Strength issues cannot be resolved as easily, however. The Hezul and Neir scrolls are options, but provide him with other growth boosts that he really does not need, and impair his Skill and Luck in the process.
Overall, Marty is a slightly below average unit with unusual uses, and also can be salvaged the power of the Crusader Scrolls. He is not the best, but he is far from the worst. His extremely high stats in Defense, durability and build makes him a perfect pack mule for capturing, blocking enemy reinforcements, and rescuing throughout the game.
“Man... Why me? Ugh...”
—Marty's death quote in Thracia 776.
Marty - The Man Whom Dagdar Loved (ダグダが愛した男 Daguda ga aishita otoko)
Marty returned to Mount Violdrake and put his efforts into working the barren land. Many, especially children, loved his sheepish but kind nature.