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Not to be mistaken for Richten.

“I have this power for better or worse, and I know how to fight.”
—Ricken to Maribelle in their B-Rank support conversation.

Ricken (リヒト Rihito, Licht in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem Awakening.

According to the official Japanese website, he is voiced by Yuki Masuda.[1] He is voiced by Yuri Lowenthal in the English version.


Ricken is one of the youngest members of Chrom's Shepherds, and acts as the mascot of the group. Ricken's family was of noble stature until they lost much of their wealth. His support with the Avatar reveals that he joined the Shepherds to help restore his family's status, but he does not exactly know how to achieve such a thing just yet. Humorously, it is suggested by the Future Past conversations that his efforts to grow taller succeed.

When Maribelle was kidnapped by Gangrel, Ricken asked to join Chrom for the battle. However, Chrom asked him to stay back since he was too young. Ricken ignored the order and followed behind Chrom's army to Border Pass. When Aversa was about to kill Maribelle, Ricken stepped in, casted a Wind spell and rescued her. Ricken then went on to protect Maribelle until they could reunite with Chrom's army shortly after. Afterwards, after seeing Ricken's abilities, Chrom allowed him to join the army.

After the war, Ricken realized his own childish behaviors and quickly matured and became a mage of the highest order.


As one of the youngest members of Chrom's army, Ricken is a typical child, however he hates being treated as such. However, Ricken seeks to grow up as quickly as possible, but mostly physically as he's overly sensitive about his height. Despite his young age he is quite studious, able to learn and grow from everyone in the army and soon realizes that he's growing up in his own way. He's worried about his family since his motivations to remain in Chrom's Army is to bring his family back to good stature. He also looks up to Chrom as his role model and constantly tries to prove his worth. Cute animals like him more than anyone else in the army. His birthday is May 23.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE13 Ricken Mage Map SpriteMage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 20 3 8 6 5 10 6 3 5
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Magic +2Magic +2

TomeIconFE13Tome - D

Elwind FE13Elwind

Growth RatesEdit

  • Mage/Sage
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
85% 20% 55% 50% 50% 65% 35% 35%
  • Dark Knight
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
100% 30% 50% 45% 45% 65% 40% 30%

Max Stat ModifersEdit

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
-1 +2 0 0 +1 -1 0


See also: Ricken/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class SetsEdit

Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions


Base ClassEdit

Ricken is the second mage in the game, joining three chapters after Miriel is recruited. While he has slightly lower Magic, Skill and Speed growths as compared to Miriel, his Luck, Defence and Resistance growths are superior to hers. Also of note is the fact that Ricken possesses a much better Strength growth, allowing him to shine if reclassed to any of his physical unit options. Owing to his decent Defence, Ricken makes a very good Sage, as he will be able to withstand physical attacks better than Miriel can. Even so, as a Mage unit, it is not recommended for him to be overly involved in direct melee combat.

Ricken's Skill is lower than that of Miriel's, although this is compensated for by the presence of the Focus skill, which will allow him to land critical attacks when allies are absent in the immediate vicinity. To better harness this skill, Ricken should be made to strike enemy targets before the rest of his allies do. Further amplifying his combat usefulness is the Tomefaire skill that he can potentially learn as a Sage, which will enhance the strength of his magic-based attacks.

If class-changed into a Dark Knight, Ricken's Strength growth is noticeably superior to Miriel's, and he should thus be selected to function as a balanced physical and magical Dark Knight unit between the two. Ricken can learn the Slow Burn skill in this class, which will aid in gradually enhancing his Hit and Dodge rates. He will also be able to learn the Lifetaker skill as a Dark Knight, serving as the only regenerative ability that he can potentially lay claim to. With his low defenses, Lifetaker can make a huge difference when Ricken is caught in tight situations, helping to relieve healer units from constantly healing him.


Ricken's secondary class options are Cavalier and Archer. Both of these classes are based on physical damage, and since Ricken will not be a game-changing unit in these classes due to his low strength, he should return to his Mage classes in the end. The Cavalier skill, Discipline, in particular is great to help Ricken build skills if considering to keep him in the Dark Knight class. The two promotions of Cavalier, the Paladin and Great Knight, offer helpful skills for him. From the Paladin branch, Aegis shaves off tome, bow and dragonstone damage by half if it activates, helpful against strong magic or bow users. From the Great Knight branch, Luna, combined with his already high magic stat if left in the Sage class, can make him an especially powerful unit against high resistance units. The Dual Guard+ skill is helpful for protecting weak units and should also be grabbed to be used with a unit that has a good support rank with him.

Ricken lacks much strength, and thus can have problems being a consistent Archer compared to the standard archer, Virion. However, some of the Archer's skills can also prove useful in his Mage class. The easily obtainable Skill +2 is a quaint little skill to make up for the lower skill growth than Miriel, though it will lose effectiveness after a few instances of reclassing. Prescience is good to have for him as an advantage when attacking. Sniper Ricken will not need to level up to level 15 as Bowfaire unless he is kept as a bow-using class. but Hit Rate +20 will almost ensure a 100% hit chance on the enemy, especially on harder difficulties. Bowbreaker from Bow Knight can be useful if Ricken is attacked by enemy bow users and makes him a good Archer killer in any class he is in.


Event TilesEdit

  • "I tried frying some fish with my Fire tome. Modern men should know how to cook!" (exp)
  • "I snuck in some practice. Gotta prove that I can hold my own!" (weapon exp)
  • "Huh? Did somebody lose this? That is so irresponsible." (item)

Relationship Event TilesEdit

Asking - NormalEdit

  • "We're about to face some tough enemies. Do you think we could team up? Please?" (team up)
  • "Hey, so what do you dream about more than anything else?" (dreams)
  • "So what do you do when the fighting's done and you have a moment to yourself?" (free time)
  • "What are you so happy about? Did you find a puppy? ...Can I see it?" (happy)

Replying - NormalEdit

  • "Of course. I'm so happy you asked! I guess I'll have to work twice as hard now!" (team up)
  • "I dream of being taller. Maybe a little more muscular...stuff like that." (dreams)
  • "I study magic! Well, actually, I play with forest creatures. ...What? They like me." (free time)
  • "No. I just finally worked out how to use this difficult magic. Want to see?" (happy)

Asking - MarriedEdit

  • "(Name), will we always be together? I worry some tragedy is going to part us." (promise)
  • "You're so pretty, (name). My throat gets all dry whenever I look at you." (compliment)
  • "I really care about you, (name). I hope you never get tired of hearing that." (love)
  • "(Name), you dropped this. ...What's that look you're giving me? Is it important?" (gift)

Replying - MarriedEdit

  • "Worried about me? Don't be. I already SWORE to myself I'd survive adolescence!" (promise)
  • "Really? Thanks! Just give me time, all right? I'll be twice the man I am now!" (compliment)
  • "Hey, I love you, too! You're so important to me." (love)
  • "This is medicine to, um, make me taller. It'll help me take care of you!" (gift)

Asking - ChildEdit

  • "You look dreadful, (name). Should I fetch a priest or a cleric? (concern)"
  • "Let's go practice together, (name). I want to see who's more advanced!" (train)
  • "(Name), is there anything you'd like? I'm your papa, so you should let me get it." (gift)
  • "So, (name), what do people do in the future? What did you do?" (story)

Replying - ChildEdit

  • "I guess there's no fooling you. But don't worry, I'll be alright." (concern)
  • "All right. I may be small, but don't you dare underestimate me!" (train)
  • "Well, all right. Can you make me taller? ...No, I mean it. Could you work on that?" (gift)
  • "Well, I've sort of been the runt around here. Enemies mock me, Chrom coddles me... But now I'm a father—well, father-to-be—so anyone who overlooks me is just stupid. ...Thanks for showing up. I really needed this confidence boost." (story)

Level UpEdit

  • "Nobody will talk down to me now!" (6+ stats up)
  • "See? I can hold my own! (4-5 stats up)
  • ”Do I look any taller? I hope so.” (2-3 stats up)
  • "I've gotta try harder." (0-1 stat up)
  • "Wait... When did I get so ridiculously strong?" (0-1 stats up while most stats are capped)

Class ChangeEdit

  • "This officially makes me grown up!"


  • "Ooh! I want that one! Get me that one!" (buying)
  • "You're selling my stuff? Oh...oh, all right..." (selling)
  • "You'd better not dumb my weapons down. Promise!" (forging)



  • "*Grunt* Nnnnnngh! Why don't I ever get any TALLER?" (misc)
  • "I'm on fire today! I feel like I could run the world and back!" (surge)

Greetings - NormalEdit

  • "Good morning, Avatar! Here to take a breather?" (morning)
  • "Oh, Avatar! Here to relax for a bit?" (midday)
  • "Good evening, Avatar! Will you be resting up tonight?" (evening)
  • "Avatar, it's getting late! Are you staying up all night?" (night)
  • "Happy birthday, Avatar!" (birthday)

Greetings - MarriedEdit

  • "Hello, Avatar! Ugh. I'm definitely not a morning person." (morning)
  • "Hello, Avatar! Where to today?" (day)
  • "Hello, Avatar! The days just fly by, don't they?" (evening)
  • "Hello, Avatar! I'm going to turn in for the night!" (night)
  • "Happy birthday, Avatar!" (birthday)


A novice Shepherd who looks and acts like a child. While this endears him to the others, he hates being treated as anything less than an equal. He sees Chrom as a brother. The most popular with cute animals. Born on May 23rd.

Help DescriptionEdit

An aspiring Shepherd who hates being treated like a child.


“I wish I could throw my arms around you and never let go! Just wait for me to get a little taller...Ok?”
—Ricken's confession quote.

Final ChapterEdit

“Please, Avatar! You’re too important to me!”
—Ricken's final chapter quote

“Captain Chrom! How'd I do? I was great, wasn't I?”
—Ricken's quote after Grima was defeated by Chrom

“Avatar, these hardships have made me a stronger man. You can't leave me before our life together can truly begin!”
—Ricken reassuring the Avatar for their choice if he is her husband.

“If Chrom believes he's/she's all right, then so do I! Maybe I can work out some new magic to bring him/her home...”
—Ricken's quote after the Avatar's sacrifice of killing Grima

DLC Pre-BattleEdit

The Golden Gaffe Pre-BattleEdit

“You're the gold thieves, aren't you? How dare you! I was so close to buying that medicine that's supposed to make me taller! Now, not only am I short on funds. I'm stuck being short, period!”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

EXPonential Growth Pre-BattleEdit

“I've never seen foes like you. I imagine taking you down would teach me a lot. Wait - That's it! If I defeat you, I'm sure to grow by leaps and bounds! Then no one will treat me like a kid! Oh, this is gonna be fun...”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Infinite Regalia Pre-BattleEdit

“Yikes! These things are out for blood. Are there really thirty-six of them? Gods, what if they're trying to make me one of them?! What if... Okay, Pull it together, Ricken. Time to man up and claim that treasure!”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Death's Embrace Pre-BattleEdit

“Hmm... If only there were some kind of magic that could revivify Risen... It's a shame to have to put you down like this, but I promise it's for the best.”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Five-Anna Firefight Pre-BattleEdit

“Man, look at this lava! I never dreamed we'd ever fight in a place like this. I'll have to write my parents as soon as we get back. They won't believe it! Of course, first we have to finish this rescue and get out of here alive...”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Roster Rescue Pre-BattleEdit

“I'm sure the Roster goes on and on about how I'm just some kid. can't believe every you hear! I may look like a child, but I fight like at LEAST one and half grown men!”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Summer Scramble Pre-BattleEdit

“Why are you staring at me? Is my hat crooked? ...Oh. So it is. Thanks! You're pretty nice. Why don't we call this whole thing off? ...Hey, don't look at me like that! It was a fair question!”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.

Hot-Spring Scramble Pre-BattleEdit

“The hot springs smell wonderful! The waters must contain healing agents. I wonder if I could use them to concoct some new kind of vulnerary... Only one way to find out! But first we need to take care of these pests.”
—Ricken's pre-battle quote.


Dual SupportEdit

  • "Stick by me!"
  • "We've got company."
  • "You and I can take them!"
  • "I'll protect you!"
  • "Careful."
  • "Just watch me go!"
  • "We've got this!"
  • "Haa! Nothing to fear!"
  • "Don't worry. I'm here."
  • "We fight together!"

Dual StrikeEdit

  • "Watch this!"
  • "Have some more!"
  • "I've got this!"
  • "My turn!"
  • "Ha. Nice try."

Dual GuardEdit

  • "Stay back!"
  • "Look out!"


  • “Take this!”
  • “This is gonna hurt!”
  • “Die!”
  • "Don't look down on me!"

Defeated EnemyEdit

  • "Aha!"
  • "I did it!"
  • "That got ugly."
  • "Yes!"

Partner Defeated EnemyEdit

  • "You did it!"
  • "Incredible!"

When HealedEdit

  • "Thanks."

Defeated By EnemyEdit

  • "Oh crud, ungh..."

Death/Retreat Edit

“I'm sorry, Chrom... I can't fight anymore...”
—Ricken's death quote (classic mode)

“Can't this state... No choice pull back...”
—Ricken's retreat quote (casual mode)

Possible EndingsEdit

Ricken - Upcoming Mage
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. The sting of that revelation caused him to redouble his efforts, and soon he was a mage of the highest order.
Ricken and the Avatar
Many wrote of Avatar's legendary exploits, but accounts of her origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—she loved her husband, Ricken, above all else.
Ricken and Lissa
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. He and Lissa learned from these mistakes and grew old and wise together.
Ricken and Sully
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Sully made for a strict, but fair, companion, and the couple thrived together.
Ricken and Miriel
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Miriel's intellect inspired him greatly, and together they unlocked the secrets of the universe.
Ricken and Maribelle
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Maribelle went on to be a magistrate, and the couple leaned on each other for the rest of their days.
Ricken and Panne
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Panne took him to the wilds, reminding him he was a small part of a greater plan.
Ricken and Cordelia
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Cordelia herself advanced as a knight, and the couple lived for many long years.
Ricken and Nowi
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Behind closed doors, people whispered as to how he aged while his wife, Nowi, never did.
Ricken and Tharja
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Tharja stayed with him and perfected her hexes, and the couple's magical talents soared.
Ricken and Olivia
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Thanks to Olivia's dances, however, the years hence were full of joy and laughter.
Ricken and Cherche
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. But Cherche's caring and patience saw him through to the end.


'Licht' is the German and Dutch word for Light.

Ricken is a name of Germanic origin, meaning powerful.


  • Ricken's official artwork depicts him holding an Elwind Tome.
  • Ricken's birthday is the same day that Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones was first released in North America.
  • In his C-Rank support conversation with Olivia, Ricken is reading a book about a prince who falls in love with a forest maiden. This may be a reference to Sigurd and Deirdre:
  • In Ricken's B-Rank support conversation with Maribelle, when she asks about a wound on his leg, Ricken brushes it off, saying "Oh, this is nothing! Just a…flesh wound." This is most likely a Monty Python reference and alludes to the famous line said by The Black Knight in their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • Ricken shares his Japanese voice actress, Yuki Masuda, with Panne.
  • In Ricken's S-Support with the Avatar, Id~(Serenity), is not played. Instead "Ha ha! Yes, it will take some getting used to!" is played, the standard S-Support theme for any S-Support not involving the Avatar. Ricken shares this trait with Cordelia.
  • In the cutscene in which he saves Maribelle, the animation of his tome is Rexcalibur, contrasting with his starting tome; Elwind


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