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“None of us are going anywhere, my lady. We're here for you till the very end. Even if it means our lives.”
—Midayle, to Edain in the Prologue

Midayle (ミデェール Midēru, translated Midir in fan translations) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is an archer knight of Jungby who harbors a crush on Edain. He is grievously wounded in the Prologue during his attempt to protect Edain from Munnir, He will enlist in Sigurd's army when the latter retakes Jungby, determined to save Edain and atone for his inability to protect her from harm. He will eventually perish in the Battle of Belhalla, alongside several of his fellow comrades.

According to unofficial manga-based statistics, Midayle was born in Gran 736. He stands at 182 centimeters in height, weighs 70 kilograms, and his blood type is A.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Arch Knight SpriteArch Knight -
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Lead Gold
2 32 9 0 7 9 3 7 0 8 0 2,000
Skills Weapon Starting Items


FE4 BowBow - B

FE4Ironbow Iron Bow

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 30% 5% 30% 40% 10% 30% 5%

Promotion GainsEdit

Promoted Class
FE4 Bow Knight Sprite Bow Knight
Str Mag Skl Spd Def Res Mov
+3 0 +2 +2 +2 +3 +1
Weapon Ranks
FE4 Bow +1


Despite coming with the skills Pursuit and Charge, Midayle isn't a terribly impressive unit in combat due to his rather lukewarm growths, average starting stats, and lack of access to great weapons for most of the game. He is, however, an above-average unit in the first generation due to the simple fact that he is mounted and the maps in Genealogy of the Holy War are so large that being on foot often means missing out on combat unless you want to slow your mounted units and let villages burn, get a lower ranking, or let recruitable characters die.

Though Midayle is often overlooked due to his obvious inferiority in combat when compared to Jamke and Brigid, there are ways to boost Midayle's offensive potential to close the gap. Notably, Jamke has an overkill of offense: Pursuit, Continue, Charge, and a Killer Bow. You'll find that even if you insist on using Jamke despite him being on foot, that his offense is so explosive that he really doesn't need his Killer Bow to kill almost any unit in the game. Midayle, however, could make much better use of it. So a good option is to sell Jamke's Killer Bow to Midayle and have Jamke buy the Steel Bow and later purchase a Silver Bow from the Item Shop. Also, if you choose to pair Midayle with Edain by Chapter 3, she can give him a Hero Bow in Chapter 4 that seriously ups his potential. Using these two options significantly improves Midayle's capability as a unit.

Father Overview Edit

Midayle is a pretty unimpressive father, and he only has one real choice that he was intended for: Edain. Pairing him with anyone other than Edain will result in him being unable to pass on his bows. The skills he can pass down, Pursuit and Charge, are fairly ubiquitous among male units so they are nothing special for his children to inherit. He has no Holy Blood, and his growths are among the least impressive in the first generation. Other than Edain, there are generally better fathers to pick.

Midayle is best paired with Edain and only Edain. Lester will inherit Pursuit, Charge, and all of Midayle's bows. Midayle also happens to be Edain's best fit as well, unless Jamke is given the highly contested Pursuit Ring as Lester cannot inherit Pursuit from Jamke unless Jamke passes down the ring. If he does have it, however, he will make a superior father to Midayle.

While there are several other choices that are "safe" for choosing as Midayle's wife(in that they will not actively make the children bad), just about anyone else is a better choice than Midayle since he really offers nothing to them due to his common skills, inability to pass on his weapons, and unimpressive growths.


In Chapter 1, if Midayle speaks to Edain, she will gain 100 love points with him.

In Chapter 3, if neither Midayle nor Brigid has a lover, he may speak to her, resulting in her gaining 100 love points with him.

In Chapter 4, if Edain and Midayle are lovers, she may speak to him, resulting in him receiving the Brave Bow.

In Chapter 5, if Brigid and Midayle are lovers, she may speak to him, but nothing will result of it.

Love GrowthsEdit


“Aah... Sir Sigurd, I'm so sorry.”
—Midayle's death quote

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Midayle is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:


In Irish mythology, Midir was a lover of Étaín.


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