“Why're you so calm, Halvan!? Our village is being attacked!”
—Orsin to Halvan in Thracia 776
Orsin (Osian in the Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends poll) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a member of the Fiana Freeblades, and resides at Fiana with his father. He often quarrels with Tanya, and it is hinted at that he marries her due to very similar endings for the two.
|Orsin||Axe Fighter||1||Player||Automatically from the start|
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
- Tanya - 10%
In terms of sheer damage output Orsin is one of the deadliest attackers in Thracia 776, and can hold onto this title for essentially the whole game. On paper this might be surprising due to Orsin's pretty tame stats in terms of both bases and growths, however where Orsin shines is his rather unique capacity (especially in the early chapters) to manipulate critical hits on both player phase and enemy phase right from Chapter 1.
On player phase this is achieved by his infamously powerful personal weapon, the Pugi Axe; one of the best weapons in the game and Orsin gets to play around with this thing usually before he even gets into his first fight. As an even stronger Iron Axe that can be thrown, the Pugi is already certainly strong, however where it arguably breaks the game is its final aspect, the 30% critical hit bonus. With a Pursuit Critical Coefficient of 3, Orsin triples this bonus to 90% if he doubles, is a very common occurrence given Orsin's decent Speed stat and the very slow enemy units that populate Thracia.
On enemy this is achieved by Orsin's Wrath skill, guaranteeing a critical hit on his first attack. The true beauty of this is that Wrath doesn't even interfere with Orsin's aforementioned Pursuit Critical Coefficient, allowing him relatively common double critical hits, on enemies that can manage to survive the first one. If another Pugi Axe is desired, one can be stolen in Chapter 16B.
Orsin benefits tremendously from a wide number of scrolls. The Od Scroll helps improve Orsin's accuracy. The Hezul and Baldo scrolls help with his strength which will help ensure that he can inflict as much damage as possible. When available, he could use the Dain Scroll to boost his defense and hopefully his movement because with only 6 moves and no bonus on promotion, he is likely to lag behind on large outdoor maps. If Orsin's speed is lagging behind for whatever reason, the Sety and Fjalar scrolls can be used to rectify this, with the added benefit of helping to patch up his weakness to magic. For that matter, any scroll boosting his magic stat can help him in the long run, as he will appreciate the ability to tank hits from mages and retaliate with his patented deadly doubled Pugi strikes.
Finally, he has a mutual support with Tanya which is something to keep in mind for when they are both fielded.
“D-Damn... I...screwed up...”
—Orsin's death quote in Thracia 776.
“Ha! That was easy!”
—Orsin's escape quote in Thracia 776.
Eyvel: What's happening? Something's wrong...
Halvan: I'll go take a look, Lady Eyvel. Please wait here. Lady Eyvel, the village is filled with Imperial troops. It looks like they attacked while we were gone...
Orsin: What? Damn, those bastards! Lady Eyvel, let's go!
Halvan: Calm down, Orsin. If we just run in without thinking, we'll just get beaten down.
Orsin: Why're you so calm, Halvan!? Our village is being attacked!
Eyvel: No, Halvan is right. Calm yourself, Orsin. Lord Leif, it looks like the Empire has sought us out. Please make your escape while we distract the Imperial troops. Fin, take care of him...
Leif: Eyvel! Nanna is still in the village. I can't just leave her and run.
Eyvel: I will ensure her safety. Don't worry.
Leif: No, that's not it... I've chosen not to run any more.
Eyvel: Finn, what about you? Are you going allow Lord Leaf get himself in danger?
Finn: Lord Leif is already 15 years old. He is old enough to make his own decisions. As his servant, I will respect his judgment and follow his commands.
Eyvel: 15... Well, we did bring him with us to defeat the pirates. Fine, If Finn says so, it's all right with me.
Orsin: Well, are we done? Let's hurry up and go kick their asses!
Eyvel: Yes. But be careful. Although they are Imperial troops, the lower-ranking ones are civilians forced into the army. If you can, don't kill them, take their weapons and let them escape. Understood?
Orsin: But we can hurt them until they submit to us, right? They'll kill us if we don't.
Eyvel: Yes, but don't overdo it, all right? Especially you, Orsin.
Orsin: Come on, don't you trust me, Lady Eyvel?
Eyvel: All right, let's go. Show them the Fiana Freeblades' strength!
- Visit the lower right house with Orsin
Orsin's father: Orsin, you working hard? You better not be bein' a nuisance to Lady Eyvel.
Orsin: Come on, spare me the lectures, old man.
Father: Ha, haven't fixed that foul mouth of yours, have you, kid? Well anyway, here. This is what you came for, right?
Orsin: Yeah, thanks! I don't feel right unless I fight with this axe.
Father: Stupid kid. I've never heard of someone forgetting his weapons to a battle.
Orsin: Hey, I told you I don't need the lectures.
Father: Hmph. Well, what're you waiting for? Go and help Lady Eyvel!
Orsin: Yeah, I'm going!
“Damn... Leif! We'll go rescue you. You better not die until then!”
—Orsin's quote after Leif seizes the throne, Chapter 3
“Those bastards from Thracia! I'll kick their asses the next time I see them!”
—Orsin's quote at the end of Chapter 7
- (Occurs at the end of the chapter if Orsin is still alive and Eyvel was recruited)
Orsin: A mother, eh... Well, my mom died long ago, but my dad is still going strong. I guess even a geezer like him is better than not having one at all...
Eyvel: That's right, Orsin. You're still better off compared to Halvan. Take care of your father when you return to Fiana.
- Chapter 1
Orsin: Tanya? What the hell are you doing out here?
Tanya: Orsin!? Can't you see? I came to help you guys out.
Orsin: Help us out, eh? Well, we're not so desperate as to ask for help from a kid. Now off you go.
Tanya: Who're you calling a kid!? You're the kid! Fine, I'm going. I never wanted to come here anyway. Hmph!
- Chapter 8x
Orsin: Tanya! You're okay! You idiot, you had me worried.
Tanya: What do you mean, idiot! I never asked you to worry yourself over me, anyway!
Orsin: You know, why can't you just say thanks? If we had come a little later...
Tanya: What do you mean! You're the one picking the fight! ...You could also be a little...kinder...
Orsin: W-Whoa! D-Don't cry! Um, so... I'm glad you're okay. Yeah...
- Chapter 8
Orsin: Hm? Hey, it's Marty!
Marty: Ulp... N-No, you got the wrong guy...
Orsin: Turning your back isn't gonna hide you, you know. What are you doing out here?
Marty: Um...well... Gomes, he...
Orsin: That's not what I'm asking! If you're going against Dagdar and Lady Eyvel, then you're going against me, too! Prepare to die!
Marty: W-Wait! ...Sorry. I was wrong...
Orsin: ...So you'll join our side?
Marty: ...Well, but Gomes...
Orsin: Argh! Make up your mind! Are you with us? Or against us!?
Marty: O-Okay, okay! I'm on your side! You don't have to shout...
Orsin - The Wild Axefighter (怒れる斧戦士 Okereru ono senshi)
Orsin returned to Fiana, where he married and was blessed with many children. His short temper and fiery personality never did change, and he was known throughout his lifetime as "Old Orsin of Fiana."
Orsin is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:
Othin is an alternate spelling of Odin. Given the katakana spelling, it could also be based on Oisín (Osian in Welsh), a member of the Fianna in Irish legend.