Not to be confused with Ronan
“Kings are weak--it's as simple as that. They need others to protect them, and they can't do anything on their own. I'm gonna be a knight instead, strong enough to protect everyone.”
Rowan (シオン, Shion, Zion in the Japanese version) is a main character and a protagonist in Fire Emblem Warriors. He is a prince of the Aytolis Kingdom, the son of Queen Yelena and the younger twin brother of princess Lianna.
Rowan aims to be a knight and fight on the battlefield rather than be a king and encourages his twin sister Lianna to inherit the throne and become queen.
He deeply cares and supports his more calm sister, Lianna, but often fights with her because of her more cautious way of thinking and believes that she should be more active in combat.
Rowan is hotheaded, stubborn, and very excitable, and values combat and strength over strategy to win battles and protect the people he cares about. He is very brash, preferring to charge and crush the enemy underfoot rather then thinking things through and celebrating or boasting when he performs exceptionally well. He is not without humility as he only wants to get stronger to protect the people he rules over.
He prefers to fight in the battlefield as a knight rather than be a king. His reasoning stems from the impression that his father left on him, which to Rowan was not a good one. Since his father was a sickly man and barely had enough strength and energy to fight, and seeing as how he saw that most royalty only rely on other people to solve their problems, he perceived that the life of a king is not suited to protect kingdoms they swear to guard. As a knight, he would be able to protect his family and kingdom firsthand, something that he believes royals can't do at times.
As revealed in his support with Marth and Xander, he not only rejects the status of king because he believes that kings are weak most of the time, but he also believes that he doesn't have the qualities of being a good king in the first place. He believes that a good king should be wise and tactful, but should also be strong and not cower behind his army and citizens. Since he believes his father left a poor example, he can't look up to him the same way that Marth and Xander would look up to theirs.
He is shown to be quite charitable in a way as revealed in his support with Lucina, as he offers himself to go into the destroyed future where she resides and wishes to fix and salvage as much as possible, even after she says that it would be pointless.
- See also: Rowan/Supports
Lianna is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:
- The Japanese voice actors for Lianna and Rowan, Maaya Uchida and Yūma Uchida, are real life siblings.
- Rowan shares his English voice actor, Nicolas Roye, with Radiant Dawn's Sothe in his appearance in Fire Emblem Heroes.
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