“I AM BLOOD AND THUNDER! I AM A RIGHTEOUS FURY! ...I AM YOUR FUTURE DAUGHTER!”
—Noire's alternate personality when introducing herself to her mother
Noire (ノワール, Nowāru, Noir in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Awakening, the daughter of Tharja from the future, and can potentially be the mother or sister of Morgan. Her birthday is October 7th.
Noire is the daughter of Tharja. In the future, whenever Tharja developed a new curse, Noire was usually the unlucky test subject along with her father sometimes. She would dread these sessions with her mother and inversely loved whenever her father would stop Tharja's experiments to take her home. Noire became timid and meek as a result of many years of testing. To counteract this, Tharja developed a special talisman which created a much more brash and somewhat violent persona for Noire whenever she wore the talisman. With the threat of Risen becoming too much, her parents committed to fighting off Risen and both died protecting Noire. Noire was given Tharja's wedding ring, which she wore from then on. Noire joined Lucina and the other children during their journey into the past to prevent the ruinous future.
In her paralogue, she is captured by the bandit Ezra to be sold off to the slave trade. As luck would have it, Chrom and his army were nearby. While in her hiding place, she finds a Steel Bow and leaves to fight off the bandits until she joins up with Chrom's army and defeat the bandits together. After the battle she goes to talk to Tharja and shows her ring, the same ring Tharja has. Tharja is suspicious and threatens to curse her. Noire slips on her talisman and her personality drastically changes. She declares herself as Tharja's daughter. Tharja asks about the talisman, which Noire explains is the source of her more bold nature. Tharja takes it away, which shocks Noire as she relies on it to be strong. But Tharja assures her daughter by leaving Noire's retribution to her and to live as a normal girl.
After the war, if Noire is unmarried, she decides to stay with Tharja and works as her assistant. Some wonder if she did this to protect her infant self or spend the time she never had with her mother.
- See also: Noire/Supports
In her supports with Tharja, Noire tries her best to learn the art of curses from Tharja by copying her movements. Though Noire can use Dark Magic in combat, she cannot seem to grasp how to inflict hexes on people. Even so, Tharja believes that she has massive potential. In the end, Tharja tells Noire that she will not teach her how to curse, but instead decides to teach her more important things. In her support with her father, Noire is used as a guinea pig for Tharja's curses. Her father goes off talk Tharja into removing the curse from her. While Tharja does, she puts the curse on him instead. Noire tells him that this always happened between him and Tharja in the future. At the A-support Noire's father confiscates Tharja's cursing tools to get her to stop cursing Noire, showing her that things will be different this time around. However the tender moment does not last long as Tharja finds him and promptly chases him. Noire happily realizes that the future can change for the better.
Noire tries to seek approval from her mother due to lack of skill with casting hexes. She was used as a guinea pig for her mother's curses, and has developed a cowardly and negative personality. She has something of a split personality that is more brash and aggressive that she refers to as her "inner demon" as a result from a talisman, a gift from her mother from the future to deal with her meek and shy personality. Before the start of the game, she had never handled a bow. Oddly, she seems to have a fixation to gold, for she often asks for it as gifts in her relationship event tiles. Like the other children, Noire wears the ring she got from her mother. She is the fastest to escape in the army.
Base Stats (Before Inheritance)Edit
| Skill +2|
|Bow - C||Steel Bow*|
* - She picks up the Steel Bow on Turn 2 when she is recruited.
Max Stat ModifersEdit
- Noire's Father
- Avatar (Female)
- Morgan (Noire can support as her sister or as her mother as well)
- Archer - Promotes to Sniper or Bow Knight
- Knight - Promotes to General or Great Knight
- Dark Mage - Promotes to Sorcerer or Dark Knight
- Bride - Requires Wedding Bouquet
The Avatar as father
Frederick as father
- Cavalier - Promotes to Paladin or Great Knight
- Wyvern Rider - Promotes to Wyvern Lord or Griffon Rider
Virion as father
Stahl as father
Vaike as father
She can inherit a Fighter or Barbarian related class skill.
Kellam as father
Lon'qu as father
- Wyvern Rider
Ricken as father
Gaius as father
She can inherit a Fighter class related skill.
Donnel as father
She can inherit a Fighter or Villager class related skill.
Gregor as father
- Troubadour classes
She can inherit a Barbarian class related skill.
Libra as father
Henry as father
She can inherit a Barbarian, Warrior or Berserker class-related skill.
- "Ack! What is this? An enemy trap? A curse from my mother?!" (item)
- "I've done it-a new talisman to protect me from all likely misfortune! Please work.." (exp)
- "I snuck in some practice... NOW WHO DARES FACE ME!" (weapon exp)
Relationship Event TilesEdit
- "Why the look of glee? Did someone hit you with a happiness curse?" (happy)
- "If you don't mind me asking, how do you pass the time when you're not fighting?" (free time)
- "Do you have any dreams you could share? I could use some inspiration." (dreams)
- "You give me courage during battle. Why don't we fight together next time?" (team up)
- "Battles take a toll on me, so I sleep. Then I find that I CAN'T sleep, and I suffer all day." (free time)
- "All right. Two is safer than one!" (team up)
- "I dream of having the guts to stand up to people. ...Oh gods! I've said too much!" (dreams)
- "Very funny. Oh, I see. You're trying to make me laugh. That's funny too. (happy)
Asking - TharjaEdit
- "I’ve learned a few hexes of my own, Mother. Want to take me on?" (train)
- "Mother, do you need anything? By which I mean something NOT related to curses." (gift)
- "Mother, you were making weird gestures. Is that a hex? Or some kind of spasm?" (concern)
- "Mother, what were things like before you met me?" (story)
Replying - TharjaEdit
- "As if saying no would stop you! Just spare me the runny-nose curse. It was horrible..."(train)
- "How about all your hexing paraphernalia? The world will be a better place." (gift)
- "You know I always look pale, Mother. It’s your runny-nose hex that’s got me down..." (concern)
- "In the future, you used me as a guinea pig. You subjected me to all kinds of nasty curses on a day-to-day basis! But when it mattered, you used your magic to sacrifice yourself and...save me. But try to leave me again, and I’ll hex you back a hundredfold!" (story)
Asking - FatherEdit
- "Father, I want to be stronger. Will you have a match to help me train?" (train)
- "Can I get you anything you need, Father? I have a little gold to spare..." (gift)
- "Father, you were babbling in your sleep last night. Are you alright?" (concern)
- "Father, what was your typical day like before we met?" (story)
Replying - FatherEdit
- "A fight? If you hit me, Mother’s curse will activate and you’ll get the same injury..." (train)
- "I can ask for anything? Hmm... How about gold?" (gift)
- "I'm fine, Father. Thank you for caring." (concern)
- "My future consisted of being subjected to Mother's crazy hexes. But I remember being happy every time you showed up and saved me. Remember to look after me when I'm born in this time. ...I'll need it." (story)
Asking - MarriedEdit
- "Please don't push yourself, (name). I worry about you because... I love you."
- "You look amazing in profile. I never want to leave your side!" (compliment)
- "(name), stay by my side. Don't leave me behind the way my parents did." (promise)
- "You dropped something, (name). ...Wait, what is this?" (gift)
Replying - MarriedEdit
- "I love you, too. I feel safe from danger when I'm with you." (love)
- "F-flattery will get you nowhere. You know full well YOU'RE the real catch!" (compliment)
- "Do I look that close to my own demise? ...Sorry, I'll try to put up a tougher front." (promise)
- "These are talismans I bought for you. Take any you like - I have loads of them." (Gift)
Asking - ChildEdit
- "In your future, Morgan, am I a good mother?" (story)
- "Um, Morgan, are you all right?" (concern)
- "M-Morgan, can I get you anything you need? ...If I don't scare you off?" (gift)
- "Morgan, you're great at attacking from a safe distance. Care to have a little contest?" (train)
Replying - ChildEdit
- "What good will it do you to know about me? Wait. Did the enemy hire you to spy on me? Are you planning to spring some curse? I know where this is going! You have my mother's wicked blood in you, too! The greatest dangers are under one's own roof, clearly!" (story)
- "...Just gold. Lots of gold." (gift)
- "I always look sickly-it's in my blood. But I'm more or less healthy. Honest." (concern)
- "Okay. But if you hit me, my mother's curse will activate and you'll get the same injury." (train)
- "This growth is... It's unnatural. A CURSE?!" (6-7 stats up)
- "I never knew I was capable of this..." (4-5 stats up)
- "I... I feel a bit stronger. ...Whew." (2-3 stats up)
- "Aieee! I... I don't feel any different at all! (0-1 stat up)
- "INSOLENCE! Why won't I grow still stronger?!" (0-1 stat up, most stats are capped)
- "Eep! A-all I did was touch the seal!"
- "I hope none of their wares have a sinister history..." (buying)
- "Don't tell me our money is running out!" (selling)
- "How do they do it? Not with a hex, I pray!" (forging)
- "Why is this room empty? Are there spies? Traps? ...WELL BRING THEM ON!" (misc)
- "Today has been a remarkable day. I bet I could withstand ANY of Mother's curses!" (surge)
Greetings - NormalEdit
- "AAAH! ...Oh. I mean, um... Good morning, Avatar." (morning)
- "AAAH! ...Oh. Taking a break there, Avatar?" (midday)
- "AAAH! ...Oh. I mean, evening, Avatar." (evening)
- "Avatar... YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE HERE?" (night)
- "Oh! Happy birthday, Avatar." (Avatar's birthday)
Greetings - MarriedEdit
- "Hello, Avatar. *Yawn* I'm still sleepy..." (morning)
- "Hello, Avatar... Are we, um, going somewhere?" (midday)
- "Hello, Avatar... How swiftly the night comes." (evening)
- "BWA HA HA HA! YOU WERE A FOOL TO RETURN, Avatar!" (night)
- "Happy birthday, Avatar. I'm glad we celebrated together." (birthday)
Greetings - ChildEdit
- "AAAH! ...Oh. I mean, um... Good morning, Father." (morning)
- "AAAH! ... Oh. Taking a break, Father?" (midday)
- "AAAH! ...Oh. I mean, good evening, Father." (evening)
- "FATHER! FOOL! YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE HERE?" (night)
- "Today is your birthday, isn't it, Father? Congratulations." (birthday)
Tharja's future daughter. Repeated doses of her mother's hexes turned her into an extreme coward and pessimist -- but beware her terrifying alter ego when pushed too far. The first to flee when danger hits. Born on October 7th.
“You fill me with this strength I never thought to have. Please stay with me always.”
—Noire's confession quote
“Blood and thunder! Return to us now!”
—Noire's final chapter quote.
“Is... Is all the scary stuff over?”
—Noire's quote after Grima was defeated by Chrom
“*Sniff* *sob* *cry* Father! Fatheer!”
—Noire reassuring the Avatar for his choice if she is his daughter
“The thought of losing you scared me beyond belief... P-please stay with me. I need you so much.”
—Noire reassuring the Avatar for his choice if she is his wife
“No, this is all wrong... He/She can't be dead! He's/She's out there. We have to be patient and believe!”
—Noire's quote after the Avatar's sacrifice to kill Grima
The Golden Gaffe Pre-BattleEdit
“BLOOD AND THUNDER! WHERE IS MY GOLD, AND WHERE IS THE WRETCH WHO TOOK IT?...WHAT? WAS IT YOU? YOU LOOK...kind of strong, actually...Too strong for me to beat...Oh, I'll never get my money back, will I?”
—Noire's pre-battle quote.
EXPonential Growth Pre-BattleEdit
“Eek! Hungry monsters are gonna nibble at me like an overripe aubergine! ...WE'LL SEE WHO DEVOURS WHO! TASTE JUDGMENT, CROP-MUNCHER!”
—Noire's pre-battle quote.
Infinite Regalia Pre-BattleEdit
“These foes are as scary as my mother was in her lifetime... It's hard to imagine ANYONE could match her levels of terror... Brrr! I can't even think about it.”
—Noire's pre-battle quote.
Death's Embrace Pre-BattleEdit
“Just look at this place... It's like Mother's dream home. "So dark and sinister! What a marvelous palace to weave a horrific curse!" If you poor things want to avoid more suffering, I'd stay as far away from her...”
—Noire's pre-battle quote.
Five-Anna Firefight Pre-BattleEdit
“Gosh, it's so hot... How can anyone fight in this heat... Everything's...getting hazy... I think...I think this might be the end... OF MY PATIENCE! NOW BATHE IN HELLFIRE FOR YOUR INSOLENCE!”
—Noire's pre-battle quote.
Roster Rescue Pre-BattleEdit
“Eek! Wh-what do you know about me? What was written in that book?! Did it say anything about destroying my mother's cursing implements? It...it did? THEN YOUR FATE IS SEALED! I WILL HAVE YOUR SILENCE AND HAVE IT FOREVER!”
—Noire's pre-battle quote.
Summer Scramble Pre-BattleEdit
“BWAH HA HA! THE SEA AND THE SKY HERE ARE DIVINE! YOU, BRIGAND! JOIN ME IN CRAFTING THE FINEST SAND CASTLE EVER BUILT! ...Uh, hello? You gonna help or not? Fine... I guess we'll just fight instead...”
—Noire's pre-battle quote.
Hot-Spring Scramble Pre-BattleEdit
“This is pathetic. Attacking a hot spring? What is with you awful creatures? Are you waging war on tourists and the elderly now...? THIS BOILING PIT OF RELAXATION HERALDS YOUR FUN-RUINING END!”
—Noire's pre-battle quote
- "Stay strong..."
- "*gasp* The enemy!"
- "I-I'm with you..."
- "You're not alone..."
- "Here they come..."
- "Um...I'll help..."
- "You got this..."
- "I'm right here..."
- "Let's go..."
- "You can do this."
- "Hope this works...!"
- "Me too...!
- "Oh, let me help."
- "Are you all right...?"
- "I did it...!"
- "BLOOD AND THUNDER!"
- "TIME TO PLAY!"
- "TO THE ABYSS WITH YOU!"
- "Is it over...?
- "So tired..."
- "Can I go now...?
Partner Defeated EnemyEdit
- "T-thank you..."
Defeated By EnemyEdit
—Noire's death quote after recruitment (classic mode)
“YEEEOW! I-I'm done for... Sorry, everyone...”
—Noire's retreat quote after recruitment (casual mode)
“Mother... Father... Come for me... I d-don't want to die...alone...”
—Future Noire's death quote in The Future Past 1
- Noire - Miss Personality
- Noire stayed with her mother after the war as her assistant. Was she simply trying to protect her infant self from Tharja's curses? Or did Noire find solace with the woman who brought her into the world?
- Noire and the Avatar
- Many wrote of Avatar's legendary exploits, but accounts of his origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—he loved his wife, Noire, above all else.
- Noire and Owain
- Owain set off on a lengthy quest with Noire to "stay his sword hand." Noire worried endlessly about what terrors her husband's sword hand might hold, but as it turned out, there were none.
- Noire and Inigo
- Inigo traveled the world, ever ready with a smile or a solution when trouble started to brew. For better or worse, he and Noire were said to be a good match, trading doses of glee for doses of glum.
- Noire and Brady
- Brady left the priesthood to become the world's scariest violinist. Noire tried to talk him out of it for fear his divine talents as musician and composer would curse them both to an early grave.
- Noire and Gerome
- Gerome and Noire were married and settled down near Wyvern Valley. Noire was said to be nervous around the wyverns and rarely left her husband's side.
- Noire and Morgan
- Morgan's memory never returned, but he didn't seem to miss it much and lived happily with Noire. Later, scholars would speculate he had come from a different future than the other children.
- Noire and Yarne
- Yarne tried desperately to find a safe haven after the battles were done, but even that journey was fraught with danger...despite Noire's best attempt to steer them out of trouble.
- Noire and Laurent
- Longing to meet his mother's intellectual standards, Laurent took Noire on an expedition around the world. Noire seemed startled at first by many of their discoveries but knew she was in good hands.
"Noire" is the feminine variant of the French word for black, noir.
- Noire's birthday is the same day that Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones was first released in Japan.
- Noire's official artwork and in-game portrait depict her holding a Blessed Bow.
- Noire's English voice actor, Michelle Ruff, is one of the female Avatar's voices.
- Noire's Japanese voice actress, Seiko Yoshida, also voices Say'ri.