“So we'll decide with a battle. That'll let us know who's got the skill to be commander.”
—Rody in Prologue II Shin Monshō no Nazo
Rody (ロディ Rodi) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~. He is a member of the Altean knights who joined after the War of Darkness, alongside Ruke, Katarina, and the Avatar as part of the 7th platoon. In the end, he continued working under Marth and became a Paladin.
According to the Takayashiki Hideo's Mystery of the Emblem novel adaptation, Rody is 18 years old. 
Little is known about Rody's life prior to enlisting in the Altean army, other than his friendship and rivalry with Ruke. When they begin their training together, he keeps cool despite others getting nervous (like Katarina) or even cocky (like Ruke). During his training, he strikes friendships with the other members of the 7th Platoon, which Ruke is also a part of. He sees Prince Marth to his victory over Hardin and Medeus, and after the war becomes a Paladin of Altea.
Rody tries his best to impress Prince Marth not only with his lance but with his attitude, which would lead to his chivalrous and overly loyal personality. During the Grustian expedition, he continues to follow Marth while seemingly making Ruke look like a lesser knight in terms of composure and attitude. It is implied in his death quote and base conversations that he has feelings for Cecil.
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Rody is an incredibly well-balanced cavalier. While he does not focus on strength and defense as much as Ruke does, he is more balanced for the fact that his growths are halfway in between Ruke's high strength and defense and Cecil's high speed and skill. Overall, he will end up being a good mounted unit of all due to his well-balanced and good growths. He can make a good Myrmidon upon reclassing.
Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~Edit
"Rody remained a court knight, serving under Marth. He later became one of the finest paladins in the continent."
“Cecil... I'm sorry.”
—Rody's death quote in Mystery of the Emblem
“Urgh! I see... You are even stronger than I had imagined...”
—Rody's defeat quote in Prologue II from Shin Monshō no Nazo.
- Vs. The Avatar
“Kris, I've heard the rumors about you as well. I need to see your ability firsthand, especially if you're to become the commander. I ask you this, as a fellow squire of Altea.”
—Rody's battle quote against My Unit in Prologue II from Shin Monshō no Nazo.
- Vs. Raian
“My opponent is an archer... Then I should engage him in close-quarters.”
—Rody's battle quote against Raian in Prologue II from Shin Monshō no Nazo.
The spelling 'Roddy' is an abbreviation of 'Roderick', a name which means "famous ruler".
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