“You...pathetic idiot! And you dare show your face in front of me!?”
—Niime talking to Hugh
Niime, (ニイメ Niime, Nimue in the Japanese version) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. She is also known as Hermit on the Mountain, and is mother to Canas as well as grandmother to Hugh. Niime has done much research on the dragons of the Scouring and previously had a romantic relationship with a very important member of the Elimine church, Jodel.
Niime is very knowledgeable on the subject of elder magic, and wrote at least one book on the subject. She is very harsh with her grandson and constantly expresses her disappointment on Hugh's choice of Anima Magic over Dark Magic, a talent Niime claims was inherited from Hugh's mother, but admits to care for him. Meanwhile, in her support conversations with Raigh, she reacts cold and severe to Raigh's disrespectful demands, but lectures him on dark magic by giving him an ancient book, which Raigh tries with extreme difficulty. With Sophia, Niime shows interest in her based on self-identification.
She joins automatically at the start of Chapter 19B or 20A in Binding Blade. After the war, she disappeared in the mountains of Ilia.
|Starting Class||Aff||Level||HP||Str/Mag||Skill||Spd||Lck||Def||Res||Con||Move||Weapon||Starting Items|
|Druid||Anima||18||25||21||20||16||15||5||18||4||6||Dark - A|
Staff - A
Niime' stats are not as high as a 20/20 Raigh or Sophia, but she can still make a fine substitute; however, her low HP, speed, and constitution can be problematic, since she will have problems with endurance and avoid. Despite this, she has a high rank in staves, which she can take advantage of, since her magic rating is about average. This way, Niime can use dark magic to defend herself instead of worrying about her HP and speed. So while her stats are not as high as Raigh or Sophia's, she can still make a fine healer for anyone who needs one.
“Heheh. My life wasn't too bad, now..”
—Niime's Death Quote in Binding Blade.
- In the Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi manga, Niime is marked as a Sage instead of Druid.
- She is mentioned in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken in a Support Conversation between Canas and Pent. Pent exclaims that "Every mage knows of Niime the Hermit", indicating her fame among magic users, and quickly rushes to tell his wife Louise that he has met the son of Niime.