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“Before you dream of changing the world, learn your damned place in it!”
—Mycen

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.

ProfileEdit

Mycen is Alm and Celica's adoptive grandfather and a reputable former soldier. Originally a Rigelian early in life, he later became a high ranking Zofian general when he later moved into the southern country. 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. Later in life, Mycen discovered that Desaix was killing off the heirs to the throne as part of his plan to seize the Zofian throne for himself. He was framed for the crime and banished, but not before he saved Princess Anthiese from Desaix.

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 the Temple of Duma in order to save Celica and end the war. After the war he became Chancellor of the One Kingdom of Valentia and served as Alm's right hand man, putting all his effort into reconstructing the land.

PersonalityEdit

A knight of great fame both in Rigel and Zofia, Mycen is a dutiful knight and often revered by the masses of both nations due to his might and chivalrous nature. He is an extremely respected individual, earning the admiration of the members of the Deliverance and the Ram Village children. Even in his much older age, his prowess in battle has never dwindled and is noted by Alm and the Ram Village children to be a particularly harsh instructor, but an effective one.

Kind and caring, Mycen is greatly beloved by Alm and Celica who both affectionately treat like a grandfather. Even after the truth of their relationship is revealed, both still continue to refer to him as Grandpa. He was also close to Emperor Rudolf as he was the sole individual in the entire kingdom and the world who knew of his son's existence. Rudolf placed great trust in Mycen to not only be aware of his grand plans for his son, but also send him away with Mycen to raise and train to carry out his plans.

In-GameEdit

GaidenEdit

RecruitmentEdit

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

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Growth RatesEdit

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

OverallEdit

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.

AwakeningEdit

SpotPassEdit

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 ValentiaEdit

Base StatsEdit

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 white magic iconLemegeton (Guru)

Echoes Mounted UnitMounted

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Personal Max StatsEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 41 41 39 39 41 40

Growth Rates Edit

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

SupportsEdit

See also: Mycen/Supports

Passive SupportsEdit

Possible EndingsEdit

GaidenEdit

"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."

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

"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."

QuotesEdit

GaidenEdit

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

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

Mycen/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

Trivia Edit

  • Though Mycen does not qualify as a traditional definition of the Jagen archetype, he plays a role similar to one in the prologue chapter of Fire Emblem Echoes. While Alm, Celica, and their friends can deal minimal damage to the enemy soldiers in the battle, the encounter is designed so that Mycen must take on the burden of protecting the children, letting them get what experience they can while he clears the battlefield.

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