“Be welcome, Awakener. Your heart has been tested and deemed worthy. Cleansed in my fire, your desire has proven to burn the stronger.”
—Naga to Chrom during the Awakening ritual
Naga (ナーガ Nāga, alternatively translated Narga in Fire Emblem Treasure), is a recurring character in the Fire Emblem series, specifically the Akaneia and Jugdral Series. Naga is the leader of the Divine Dragons, but due to her sympathy for humanity and great power, is often hailed as a god.
Naga was the leader of the Divine Dragon tribe of Manaketes, protecting mankind from the Earth Dragons by utilizing the powers of the Shield of Seals, which she forged from her own fangs. After the Earth Dragons were sealed, Naga created the sword Falchion from yet another one of her fangs, and ordered the surviving Earth Dragon prince, Medeus, to guard the seal. Shortly before her death, she placed her newborn daughter, Tiki, into a deep sleep. She then entrusted Gotoh with the task of watching over humanity in her place, and ensure that Tiki did not go wild and destroy the world in the process.
In the remake, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, the new addition of Nagi is hinted to be a reincarnation of Naga, if not Naga herself. Nagi then bestows a weaker version of the Falchion upon Marth, attempting to make up for the original one that he did not possess. Medeus later further implies that Nagi is the reincarnation of Naga, stating that he is not the only Manakete returned. Nagi's ending title in the Japanese version of the series is that of the "Divine Dragon King's Incarnation", further proving this point.
Naga, taking the form of a young maiden, was one of the dragons who blood-bonded with the Twelve Crusaders during the Miracle of Darna, specifically that of Saint Heim, who would wield the tome named after her. As a result of this blood bond, Prince Kurth, his daughter Deirdre, and later Deirdre's children, Julia and Seliph, will possess Naga's blood.
Official developer notes later reveal that Naga transferred her will into Heim with the Naga Tome , similar to what Loptyr did with Galle, and later Julius, and what Forseti did with Lewyn. This possession proved that, with Naga as the leader of the dragons, her human vessel would be the leader of the Crusaders.
Naga is the Divine Dragon who protected mankind, and bestowed her power upon the Holy King of Ylisse to defeat the Fell Dragon Grima. In the future she uses her power to help Lucina and the other children go to the past to stop Grima's resurrection.
All descendants of Ylissean royalty bear the Brand of the Exalt (Mark of Naga in the Japanese version) on their body. This can be anywhere, from their forehead to their eye. This mark does not appear initially upon birth, but will eventually surface. Sometimes, the mark may never appear, such as the case of Lissa. However even though she does not bear the mark, her son inherited the mark. It is also likely this mark is the same borne by descendents of Heim, given its similar gifting.
In the Future of Despair DLC chapters, Naga expends her powers and can no longer aid the alternate Lucina and her allies. Tiki, who was previously killed by Grima, becomes Naga. When the Awakening Ritual is performed, Tiki appears as Naga and grants the children the power to defeat Grima.
Despite being referred to as male and even being depicted as a blonde warrior in the opening cutscenes of Mystery of the Emblem, there is evidence that Naga may be female: Nagi, Naga's possible reincarnation, is female, alongside Naga herself appearing in the form of a young lady to both Heim and Chrom.
In Awakening, Naga is depicted as a female, but is noted in legend as appearing in both forms in the past.
The Nāga is a group of serpent deities in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, and usually assume the form of a king cobra. Nāga may also refer to an ordinary snake, or even a tribe of people. A female Nāga in deity form is known as a nāgī.
|Marth - Jagen - Abel - Cain - Gordin - Draug - Shiida - Wrys - Ogma - Barst - Bord - Cord - Castor - Darros - Julian - Lena - Nabarl - Merric - Matthis - Hardin - Wolf - Sedgar - Roshea - Vyland - Wendell - Rickard - Bantu - Caesar - Radd - Roger - Jeorge - Maria - Minerva - Linde - Jake - Midia - Dolph - Macellan - Tomas - Boah - Beck - Astram - Palla - Catria - Arran - Samson - Xane - Est - Tiki - Lorenz - Elice - Gotoh|
|Exclusive to Shadow Dragon|
|Frey - Norne - Athena - Horace - Etzel - Ymir - Nagi|
|Cornelius - Mostyn - Miloah - Malledus - Anna - Aimee - Nyna - Camus - Jiol - Michalis - Gharnef - Medeus - Gazzak - Gomer - Reynard - Bentheon - Merach - Emereus - Bathys - Harmein - Kannival - Mannu - Zharov - Khozen - Volzhin - Heimler - Dejanira - Grigas - Hollstadt - Morzas - Dactyl - Sternlin - Larissa - Xemcel - Anri - Iote - Marlon - Artemis - Cartas - Naga|
|Akaneia - Altea - Gra - Talys - Aurelis - Grust - Khadein - Medon - Doluna|
|Falchion - Starlight - Imhullu - Excalibur - Aura - Wing Spear - Gradivus - Mercurius - Parthia - Hauteclere - Aum Staff|
|P: Prologue (Shadow Dragon) - C1: Marth Embarks - C2: The Pirates of Galder - C3: A Brush in the Teeth - C4: Battle in the Lea - C5: Champions of Aurelis - C6: Fire Emblem - C6x: In War's Grip - C7: Lefcandith Gauntlet - C8: Coastal Skirmish - C9: A Wyrm-King's Wrath - C10: Princess Minerva - C11: Knorda Market - C12: The Ageless Palace - C12x: A Traitor's Worth - C13: The Wooden Cavalry - C14: Land of Sorrow - C15: An Oasis of Magic - C16: The Battle for Altea - C17: Star and Savior - C17x: Prisoner of Helena - C18: The Sable Order - C19: Manakete Princess - C20: Camus the Sable - C20x: Men and Monsters - C21: Clash in Medon - C22: A Knight-Filled Sky - C23: Dark Pontifex - C24: The Dragonkin Realm - C24x: A World Apart - C25: Chosen by Fate|
|Manakete - Earth Dragon - Divine Dragon - Starsphere - Lightsphere - Fire Emblem - List of chapters in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - List of characters in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - List of Classes in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - List of weapons in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - List of items in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - Reclassing - Online Shop - Replacement characters - List of Music in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - Event Recap - Galder Pirates - Soothsires - Sable Order of Knights|
|Marth - Cecil - Rody - Ruke - Arran - Draug - Gordin - Raian - Malliesia - Yubello - Yumina - Ogma - Sirius - Castor - Catria - Palla - Warren - Julian - Matthis - Shiida - Linde - Rickard - Samto - Wendell - Nabarl - Feena - Bantu - Jeorge - Cain - Minerva - Merric - Ellerean - Xane - Tiki - Est - Sheema - Samson - Abel - Astram - Roshea - Midia - Maria - Lena - Nyna - Elice|
|Exclusive to Shin Monshō no Nazo|
|Avatar - Wrys - Athena - Cord - Bord - Barst - Frey - Norne - Caesar - Radd - Roger - Etzel - Dice - Malice - Horace - Jake - Darros - Robert - Belf - Leiden - Beck - Dolph - Macellan - Katarina - Tomas - Frost - Wolf - Sedgar - Vyland - Ymir - Michalis - Nagi|
|Medeus - Gharnef - Hardin - Wolf - Sedgar - Vyland - Gail - Rucke - Rumel - Dahl - Yodel - Nehring - Eibel - Willow - Toras - Lang - Lorenz - Boah - Michalis - Jagen - Gotoh - Eremiya - Kuraine - Legion - Naga - Adrah - Anri - Iote - Artemis - Cartas - Marlon - Miloah|
|Akaneia - Altea - Gra - Talys - Aurelis - Grust - Khadein - Medon - Doluna - Ice Dragon Temple - The Dragon's Table - Marmotord|
|Falchion - Starlight - Imhullu - Excalibur - Aura - Gradivus - Mercurius - Parthia - Hauteclere - Wing Spear - Aum Staff|
|P1: Meeting - P2: Young Squires - P3: Training Begins - P4: New Companions - P5: March Duty - P6: Bonds - P7: The Final Test - P8: Assassination of the Hero-King - C1: The Grustian Expedition - C2: Rebellion at Medon - C3: Abducted Princess - C3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes - C4: Joy and Sorrow - C5: Liberation of Grust - C6: The Nest of Vice - C6x: Mercenary Squad - C7: The Scarlet Swordsman - C8: Soulful Bridge - C9: Sanctuary of Sorcery - C10: Two Sorcerers - C10x: The Mask Laughs - C11: Anri's Way - C12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons - C13: Frozen Land - C13x: Within the White Darkness - C14: A Mystery Revealed - C15: Return of the Prince - C16: Regaining the Capitol - C16x: Reunion - C17: Setting Sun of Gra - C18: Battle of the Pass - C19: The Last Decisive Battle - C20: Dark Emperor - C20x: Depths of the Abyss - C21: The Wyvern's Dale - F Part 1/C22: The Dragon's Altar* - F Part 2/C23: The Dark Pontifex Lives* - F Part 3/C24: Light and Shadow*
*Counted as individual chapters in Shin Monshō no Nazo.
|Downloadable Episodes (Exclusive to Shin Monshō no Nazo)|
|E1: Wind and Thunder - E2: Assassins - E3: What was done by the sword shall be undone by the sword|
|Manakete - Earth Dragon - Divine Dragon - Starsphere - Lightsphere - Darksphere - Geosphere - Lifesphere - Starsphere Shards - Shield of Seals - List of characters in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem - List of chapters in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem - List of weapons in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem - List of items in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem - List of Music in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem - Raman Thieves|
|First Generation Playable Characters|
|Sigurd - Alec - Noish - Arden - Azel - Lex - Quan - Ethlyn - Finn - Midayle - Adean - Dew - Ayra - Jamke - Deirdre - Holyn - Raquesis - Beowolf - Lewyn - Sylvia - Ferry - Tailto - Claud - Briggid|
|First Generation Non-playable Characters|
|Oifey - Arvis - Shanan - Mariccle - Mananan - Eldigan - Grahnye - Manfroy - Sandima - Kurth - Victor - Cigyun - Rahna - Dimaggio - Gerrard - Filat - Gandolf - Kinbois - Batou - Imuka - Eve - Alva - Eva - Elliot - Philip - Boldor - Macbeth - Voltz - Clement - Zyne - Chagall - Jacoban - Papilion - Pizarl - Dobarl - Maios - Daccar - Mahnya - Cuvuli - Pamela - Deet'var - Donovan - Lamia - Slayder - Vaha - Vylon - Ring - Andorey - Langobalt - Reptor - Travant - Magorn - Azmur - Aida|
|Second Generation Playable Characters|
|Seliph - Lana/Mana - Larcei/Radney - Ulster/Roddlevan - Oifey - Delmud/Tristan - Lester/Dimna - Julia - Fee/Femina - Arthur/Amid - Johan - Johalva - Shanan - Patty/Daisy - Leif - Nanna/Janne - Finn - Ares - Leen/Laylea - Teeny/Linda - Faval/Asaello - Ced/Hawk - Hannibal - Corpul/Sharlow - Altena|
|Second Generation Non-playable Characters|
|Lewyn/Forseti - Julius - Manfroy - Arvis - Bloom - Hilda - Ishtar - Ishtore - Harold - Schmidt - Danan - Liza - Vampa - Fetra - Eliu - Bramsel - Jabarro - Muhammad - Ovo - Burian - Scopio - Ctuzof - Coruta - Maikov - Kanatz - Disler - Travant - Areone - Anna - Jake - Musar - Judah - Ridale - Morigan - Zagam - Robert - Boyce - Rodan - Felipe - Palmark - Yupheel - Fisher - Daggon - Baran - Meng - Maybell - Bleg - Mus - Bovis - Tigris - Lepus - Draco - Anguilla - Equus - Ovis - Simia - Gallus - Canis - Porcus|
|Characters in Backstory|
|Loptyr - Naga - Forseti - Salamander - Galle - Maira - Heim - Baldur - Hezul - Odo - Noba - Dain - Neir - Ulir - Fala - Tordo - Sety - Blaggi|
|Jugdral - Grannvale - Belhalla - Chalphy - Jungby - Velthomer - Freege - Dozel - Edda - Blaggi Tower - Isaach - Agustria - Verdane - Silesse - Manster District - Leonster - Thracia - Miletos - Yied Desert - Yied Shrine - Orgahill - Spirit Forest - Rivough|
|Tyrfing - Balmung - Mystletainn - Gáe Bolg - Gungnir - Helswath - Yewfelle - Valkyrie Staff - Valflame - Mjölnir - Forseti - Book of Naga - Loptyr|
|P: Birth of the Holy Knight - C1: Girl of the Spirit Forest- C2: Disturbance in Agustria - C3: Lionheart Eldigan - C4: Dance in the Skies - C5: Doors of Destiny - C6: Light Inheritors - C7: Passing the Desert - C8: Dragon Knights of Thracia - C9: For Whose Sake - C10: Light and Dark - F: The Last Holy War|
|Skills - Love System - Jealousy System - Combination bonus - Substitute character - Quintessence - Lopto Empire - Lopto Sect - Yied Massacre - Battle of Belhalla - Miracle of Darna - Twelve Crusaders - Child Hunt - Deadlords - List of characters in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - List of chapters in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - List of weapons in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - List of holy weapons in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - List of items in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - List of Classes in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - List of Skills in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - List of Music in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Chrom - Avatar - Lissa - Frederick - Sully - Virion - Stahl - Vaike - Miriel - Sumia - Kellam - Donnel - Lon'qu - Ricken - Maribelle - Panne - Gaius - Cordelia - Gregor - Nowi - Libra - Tharja - Anna - Olivia - Cherche - Henry - Say'ri - Tiki - Basilio - Flavia - Gangrel - Walhart - Emmeryn - Yen'fay - Aversa - Priam|
|Lucina - Owain - Inigo - Brady - Kjelle - Cynthia - Severa - Gerome - Morgan - Yarne - Laurent - Noire - Nah|
|Marth - Est - Catria - Palla - Alm - Celica - Seliph - Eldigan - Leif - Roy - Lyndis - Ephraim - Eirika - Ike - Micaiah - Katarina|
|Shiida - Ogma - Nabarl - Merric - Hardin - Linde - Minerva - Catria - Tiki - Nyna - Camus - Gharnef - Clair - Valbar - Clive - Boey - Luthier - Nomah - Deen - Mycen - Norne - Malice - Athena - Horace - Etzel - Legion - Sigurd - Arden - Quan - Ethlyn - Ayra - Jamke - Deirdre - Raquesis - Lewyn - Travant - Arvis - Julia - Larcei - Ulster - Arthur - Fee - Ced - Ares - Altena - Ishtar - Julius - Nanna - Finn - Eyvel - Dagdar - Mareeta - Salem - Olwen - Saias - Raydrik - Lilina - Wolt - Shanna - Lugh - Raigh - Cecilia - Sophia - Perceval - Narcian - Zephiel - Eliwood - Hector - Florina - Matthew - Serra - Karel - Nino - Jaffar - Lloyd - Linus - Ursula - Nergal - Seth - Moulder - Lute - Amelia - Innes - Marisa - L'Arachel - Selena - Lyon - Titania - Soren - Mist - Mia - Zihark - Lucia - Geoffrey - Oliver - Petrine - Ashnard - Sothe - Edward - Leonardo - Brom - Nephenee - Sigrun - Sanaki - Sephiran - Black Knight|
|Validar - Naga - Grima - Garrick - Phila - Raimi - Roddick - Orton - Victor - Vasto - Chalard - Campari - Vincent - Mustafa - Dalton - Ke'ri - Gecko - Jamil - Xalbador - Cassius - Ruger - Holland - Nelson - Morristan - Gyral - Dalen - Nombry - Ezra - Ignatius - Farber - Cervantes - Pheros - Excellus - Algol - Mus - Bovis - Tigris - Lepus - Draco - Anguilla - Equus - Ovis - Simia - Gallus - Canis - Porcus - Zanth - Ardri - Old Hubba|
|Ylisse (continent) - Ylisse (country) - Southtown - West of Ylisstol - The Northroad - Ylisstol - Themis - Breakneck Pass - Mount Prism - The Farfort - Desert Oasis - Manor of Lost Souls - Plegia - Border Pass - Plegia Castle - Plegia Castle Courtyard - Border Sands - The Midmire - Border Wastes - Carrion Isle - The Dragon's Table - Mercenary Fortress - Law's End - Sea-King's Throne - Ferox - The Longfort - Arena Ferox - Port Ferox - The Twins' Turf - Peaceful Village - The Twins' Hideout - Dueling Grounds - Ruins of Time - Kidnapper's Keep - Valm - Rosanne - Valm Harbor - Chon'sin - Mila Tree - Fort Steiger - Demon's Ingle - Valm Castle - Sage's Hamlet - Great Gate - Mila Shrine Ruins - Verdant Forest - Wyvern Valley - Divine Dragon Grounds - Conqueror's Whetstone - Mountain Village - Warriors' Tomb - Wellspring of Truth - Garden of Giants - Origin Peak - Outrealm Gate|
|Falchion - Grima's Truth - Gradivus - Parthia - Mercurius - Hauteclere - Tyrfing - Balmung - Gáe Bolg - Gungnir - Helswath - Yewfelle - Valflame - Forseti - Mjölnir - Book of Naga|
|I: Invisible Ties - P: The Verge of History - C1: Unwelcome Change - C2: Shepherds - C3: Warrior Realm - P1: Sickle to Sword - C4: Two Falchions - C5: The Exalt and the King - P2: The Secret Seller - C6: Foreseer - C7: Incursion - P3: A Strangled Peace - C8: The Grimleal - C9: Emmeryn - P4: Anna the Merchant - C10: Renewal - C11: Mad King Gangrel - C12: The Seacomers - C13: Of Sacred Blood - P5: Scion of Legend - P6: A Man for Flowers - P7: Noble Lineage - P8: A Duel Disgraced - P9: Wings of Justice - P10: Ambivalence - P11: Twin Wyverns - P12: Disowned by Time - P13: Rival Bands - P14: Shadow in the Sands - P15: A Shot from the Dark - P16: Daughter to Dragons - C14: Flames on the Blue - C15: Smoldering Resistance - C16: Naga's Voice - C17: Inexorable Death - C18: Sibling Blades - P17: The Threat of Silence - C19: The Conqueror - C20: The Sword or the Knee - C21: Five Gemstones - C22: An Ill Presage - C23: Invisible Ties - C24: Awakening - C25: To Slay a God - P18: The Dead King's Lament - P19: Irreconcilable Paths - P20: A Hard Miracle - P21: Ghost of a Blade - P22: The Wellspring of Truth - P23: The Radiant Hero - F: Grima|
|Downloadable Episodes (Xenologues)|
|X1: Champions of Yore 1 - X2: Champions of Yore 2 - X3: Champions of Yore 3 - X4: Lost Bloodlines 1 - X5: Lost Bloodlines 2 - X6: Lost Bloodlines 3 - X7: Smash Brethren 1 - X8: Smash Brethren 2 - X9: Smash Brethren 3 - X10: Rogues & Redeemers 1 - X11: Rogues & Redeemers 2 - X12: Rogues & Redeemers 3 - X13: The Golden Gaffe - X14: EXPonential Growth - X15: Infinite Regalia - X16: Harvest Scramble - X17: Summer Scramble - X18: Hot-Spring Scramble - X19: Death's Embrace - X20: Five-Anna Firefight - X21: Roster Rescue - X22: The Strongest's Name - X23: The Future Past 1 - X24: The Future Past 2 - X25: The Future Past 3|
|Pedestal of Flames - Grimleal - Skills - Support - Risen - Forge - Reclassing - Dual System - Dual Tag - Pair Up - Barracks - Renown - SpotPass - StreetPass - List of chapters in Fire Emblem: Awakening - List of characters in Fire Emblem: Awakening - List of Classes in Fire Emblem: Awakening - List of Music in Fire Emblem: Awakening - List of weapons in Fire Emblem: Awakening - List of items in Fire Emblem: Awakening|
|Bantu - Mannu - Khozen - Bulzark - Salamander - Ain - Jahn - Fire Dragon|
|Aenir - Nils* - Ninian*|
|Naga - Gotoh - Tiki - Xane - Nagi - Forseti - Fae - Sophia* - Nowi - Nah*|
|Morzas - Xemcel - Idenn|
|Medeus - Loptyr - Grima|
|Melitha - Magough - Audamorze - Al* - Morva - Myrrh|
|Related Terms and Classes|
|Dragonstone - Wyvern - Sea Dragon - Dark Dragon - Draco Zombie - White Dragon|