Mia (ワユ, Wayu in the Japanese versions) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. She is one of the members of the Greil Mercenaries, and works as a sell-sword.
In Path of Radiance, Mia is a mercenary hired by Crimea, and is captured by Daein soldiers. As a result of being set free by Greil, she joins his mercenary band to pay off her debt, but remained with the mercenaries. Mia's training tends to be rather extreme, with her attempts to spar with others being rather aggressive in nature, whereupon she convinces Rhys to stand by the side in order to heal any wounds she may receive. She is most likely Ike's preferred sparring partner, as she tends to not complain about the fact that he never holds back during their training sessions, even seeming to enjoy them. After the defeat of Ashera, Mia sets off on a journey around Tellius in search of new opponents, occasionally stopping by Greil's retreat to rest.
Mia can be described as energetic and quirky. Unusually obsessed when it comes to strength, as seen in her support conversations, she will often run around and challenge the first person she sees to duels. Despite her eccentricities, she is a genuinely nice girl, as shown in her attempts to look after Ilyana because she was fatigued from her usual hunger spells, and during one of her training sessions with Rhys, in which she forbade him to practice with swords anymore because it was making him sick.
She is stalwartly opposed to the traditional viewpoint of women being unable to fight, training rigorously every day to prove otherwise. Therefore she is quick to accuse male opponents of going easy on her or assuming that her prowess as a swordswoman is inferior due to her gender, as shown in her supports with Largo.
Path of RadianceEdit
- Chapter 7: Have Ike speak to her.
Sword - D
- See also: Mia/Supports
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|( Master Seal)||Swordmaster|
Mia joins relatively early on, and her high base speed practically guarantees she will be doubling all but the fastest enemies. However, she is held back by her relatively low strength, as well as her bad class. She will often not do much damage to enemies even with 2 attacks. While a 40% growth is by no means bad, it's low enough where it has trouble salvaging her base, meaning she will continue to have lackluster attacking prowess through out the game. It also doesn't help that she only starts with D swords, meaning she will struggle to hit C by the time Zihark joins with the killing edge. It also means that the most powerful weapon she has access to, the steel sword, weighs her down by 5 points unless weight is forged off of one. This means that early on she will often have to choose between double attacking and doing a notable amount of damage per hit. Being locked to swords in general can be crippling in a game like PoR. Since most combat happens on enemy phase, the inabilty to retaliate on and kill units with magic, bows, hand axes, or javelins can make certain maps take much longer than necessary. Her damage output flaws can be mitigated through the use of an energy drop, the adept skill, and/or the chapter 21 brave sword. However, considering she is not mounted and has no reliable 1-2 range, many will not consider her worth this investment.
|Part 1||Part 2||Part 3||Part 4||Endgame|
◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected △=Reinforcement
Sword - A
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|( Master Crown)||Trueblade|
Mia's Strength and Defense growths are well balanced in Radiant Dawn, with her high Speed and Luck making it hard for opponents to successfully land any blows on her. She is most likely to cap all her stats except Magic and Resistance, although her Defense and Strength caps may be rather disappointing. Mia also possesses excellent Bonus Experience potential, as her Skill and speed are nearly capped when she joins the player's army. While she may have issues finishing off foes without Killer weapons or the Astra skill, Mia's high Skill allows her to activate skills quite frequently, allowing her to spontaneously destroy foes.
Sword - C
*Enemy only; joins unequipped
- Lady of Blades
- A mercenary fighting to improve her sword skills. In life, she doesn't sweat the details. Appears in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
|Lady of Blades||Infantry|
|Wo Dao||-||9||1||Grants +10 to damage when Special triggers.|
|Resolute Blade||-||16||1||Grants Atk+3. Grants +10 to damage when Special triggers.|
|Name||SP Cost||Effects||Charge Cost||Rarity|
|New Moon||-||Resolves combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-30%.||3||-|
|Luna||200||Resolves combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-50%.||3||-|
|Flashing Blade 1||60||If unit's Spd - foe's Spd > 5, unit gaints Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. If using other similar skills, only highest value applied.)||-|
|Flashing Blade 2|| 120 (Required:|
Flashing Blade 1)
|If unit's Spd - foe's Spd > 3, unit gaints Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. If using other similar skills, only highest value applied.)||-|
|Flashing Blade 3||240 (Required:|
Flashing Blade 2)
|If unit's Spd - foe's Spd > 5, unit gaints Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. If using other similar skills, only highest value applied.)||-|
|Vantage 1||50||Unit counterattacks first when attacked at HP < 25%.||-|
|Vantage 2||100 (Required:|
|Unit counterattacks first when attacked at HP < 50%.||-|
|Vantage 3||200 (Required:|
|Unit counterattacks first when attacked at HP < 75%.||-|
“Awrr... My blade... was...not...enough...”
—Mia's death quote as an NPC unit in Path of Radiance.
“I've been beaten? But how...”
—Mia's death quote in Path of Radiance.
“Why...can't I stop the bleeding? I haven't even met, my white-clan archrival...yet...”
—Mia's death quote in Radiant Dawn.
Path of RadianceEdit
"Heya, Boss! We did it! Whooo-hooo! You know, I am completely in love with your fighting style. If I could train under you, it would be great! So let me stick around for a while. All right?"
Aspiring Lady of the Blades (頂へ昇る剣士 Itadaki e Noboru Kenshi, lit. The Rising to the Top Swordsman)
- Mia set off in search of new opponents. She traveled the whole continent, but sometimes rested at the Greil's retreat.
Mia is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
- Mia's Radiant Dawn incarnation came in 16th place for females in the Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends popularity poll, with 8,946 votes. Her Path of Radiance incarnation came in 37th place for females, and had 4,408 votes.
- Mia, alongside most of the Greil Mercenaries, is given a voice in a cutscene of Radiant Dawn. Alongside Micaiah and Rolf, is voiced by Lani Minella.
- In Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Forde mentions that Kyle has a sister named Mia in their B support. However neither character's name is Mia in the Japanese versions.
- Throughout the Tellius series, Mia searches for her rival "clad in white", accusing several unlikely characters of being this person. Strangely enough she never seems to take notice of Lucia, who serves in the same army as her in both games and is a Swordmaster in white garb.
- Mia has cut supports with Marcia and Nephenee in the data for Path of Radiance.
- If Mia supports Ike in Radiant Dawn, she will refer to him as "boss" instead of Ike.