“That I can meet such a beautiful woman... I feel blessed this day.”
—Saul in The Binding Blade.
Saul is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is a cunning, perceptive healer with an important mission from the order of the St. Elimine Church. He admits to hitting on every woman he meets despite being a priest and needs a reminder from Dorothy, his bodyguard, not to get into trouble. He joins the Lycian Army under the leadership of Roy on orders from Yoder, the archbishop of the church.
He makes a brief cameo appearance in chapter 17 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.
Description: A traveling priest of the St. Elimine Church. On an important mission.
Staff - C
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- See also: Saul/Supports
Saul has the best bases and base Staff rank of all the unpromoted healers, which is important as Staff rank is gained very slowly in Binding Blade. Due to being likely the first unit to reach the much wanted A-staves, and being able to use the incredibly powerful Warp staff, the Rescue staff, and the status staves, he can make chapters a lot easier.
Upon promotion, Saul can contribute to combat, should it be desired (and he will be decent, due to his Speed base and promotion bonus). Staves are highly useful in this game, so they shouldn't be completely abandoned to grind up his Light rank. However, because he and Elen are the only two units capable of S-ranking Light magic, choosing one of the two as your Aureola user is recommended.
Overall, Saul is one of the best Staff users in the game, due to being the first unit to reach A-staves, allowing him to fill many roles.
Saul: With all the evil you've done, I dare say you've lost the right to call yourself a bishop.
Oro: Evil? I am simply living as I like. All deeds are righteous if done in the name of the gods. Very convenient, don't you think?
Saul: You're a disgrace to the church... Punishment awaits you!
“Fascinating... Now, shall we? ”
—Final Battle Quote
“Such is...my fate... ”
- Saul - Amorous Priest (野にある聖者 No ni aru seija, Priest of Freedom)
- "Although the Church offered him the position of Bishop, Saul turned it down and chose to serve the people in his own way. His behavior always led to difficult situations."
Saul comes from the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) which meant "asked for" or "prayed for". . Two people named Saul are mentioned in the Bible. One was a king of the Jews who was jealous of David for the people's admiration, and tried to kill him multiple times, eventually falling in battle against foreign invaders.
The other was a missionary during the time of Ancient Rome. One day, he was blinded by the spirit of Jesus, and was dazed by His. After being restored by a Christian named Ananias, he became a missionary to continue the work of Jesus. He also Romanized his name, changing it to Paul.
- According to a Japanese gaming news website, Saul landed 32nd place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
- Saul's portrait displays him with purple hair rather than the blue he is depicted with in every other source.