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“You can die quickly if you don't shut up! Now stop wasting your breath. I'm not the sort of floozy to swoon over a cowpile of trite flattery.”
—Severa to Inigo in their support conversation

Severa (セレナ Serena, Selena romanized as Serena in the Japanese version) is a playable character introduced in Fire Emblem Awakening and in Fire Emblem Fates under the alias Selena (ルーナ Rūna, Luna in the Japanese version). She is the future daughter of Cordelia. She is voiced by Saori Seto in the Japanese version and Julie Ann Taylor in the English version.

ProfileEdit

AwakeningEdit

Severa is the daughter of Cordelia and can potentially be the older sister of Morgan if Cordelia married the Awakening Avatar, otherwise she is a single child only. In her childhood, she grew up in the shadow of her mother's legacy. Despite her best efforts to show any sign of prodigious skill, her attempts were considered inferior to Cordelia's natural abilities. One day she got into an argument with her mother, questioning if she loved Chrom more than her. Cordelia reassured her by telling her that she fights to protect someone special to her. Severa still believed that her mother meant Chrom. However Severa would later regret this final argument as Cordelia tragically died in the battle following that conversation. She was given her mother's ring as her only memento left of her. Severa joined Lucina and the rest of the children to return to the past to prevent the ruinous future.

In her Paralogue, Severa is forced by Nelson to fight against Chrom's army in order to retrieve her precious ring which was stolen when she was sleeping. Another person, Holland, was also forced to fight as well. Severa eventually meets up with her mother and Chrom's army and asks them to help her get to Holland so she can talk to him. When Severa reaches him, she chastises him for fighting for blood money and convinces him to return to his family so his future child will not suffer a tragic upbringing like she did. After defeating Nelson, Severa retrieves her ring. Cordelia approaches her and commends her on her skill during the battle. Severa tries to play off her words, saying that she only fought to reclaim what was hers. As Cordelia looks closely at her ring, she discovers that Severa is her future child. Severa finally confronts Cordelia on her final statement. Cordelia is at a loss since she has yet to say such a quote, but she interprets that her "special" person that she fought to protect was Severa, not Chrom. Severa, no longer able to contain herself, finally accepts her mother and makes her promise not to leave her this time.

In the epilogue, if she is not married, Severa leaves on a journey, but occasionally returns to her parent's home to yell at them for "old times sake."

In her support with her mother, Cordelia tries to get to know her daughter. Severa reveals that she became a Mercenary rather than a Pegasus Knight so that people will not compare her to her mother as much. However despite Severa's cold attitude to her mother, she wanted to spend time with her all along, but was worried that if she got too close, and her mother died again, she would go through even greater pain. In the end, the two vow to never part again from each other. In her support with her father, she cons her father into taking her shopping and buys way too much. Upon her next attempt her father makes her work for it by doing chores. In the final support Severa feels inferior to her mother because she cannot do any of the chores correctly such as sharpening swords or cooking and feels like she has let her father down. Her father consoles her and she makes him vow never to die again.

The Future PastEdit

In an alternate timeline, Severa arrives in Ylisstol with Gerome and Laurent to hand over the recovered Fire Emblem and one of the Jewels to Lucina while waiting for the remaining children to arrive. Grima suddenly appears, taunting the group and demanding the return of the Emblem. Severely weakened by Grima's attack, Severa tells Lucina to escape and go to Mount Prism to perform the Awakening while she stands between Grima and Lucina as her human shield. Inspired by her bravery and willingness to die, Laurent and Gerome step in to assist in protecting Lucina. As Grima is about to finish off the children, the Shepherds sent by Naga warp into the field to protect the children and defeat Grima.

Half a year later after Grima's demise, Severa, along with Cynthia, revive the Pegasus Knight Squad. Severa shows great skill and promise but denies that she joined because of her mother's legacy.

FatesEdit

Some time after the events of Awakening, Severa appears, alongside Inigo and Owain, in the world of Fates and joins the Nohr army under the alias "Selena". Selena becomes a subordinate of Camilla, though her birthplace and personal history are unknown to the people of Nohr. Should the Male Avatar gain 5 hearts (1 big heart) in the "My Room" interactions with Selena (requires at least A-Support), instead of the normal dialogue, Selena will reveal that her real name is "Severa," a fact unknown to even Camilla.

Hidden TruthsEdit

Severa is recruited by Anankos to serve as a retainer to his child, the Avatar. She agrees to go with Anankos to Valla. Her hair is changed offscreen by Anankos. Later when their powers were unable to harm the forces of Touma, Anankos bestows his power upon her and changes her appearance. Near the end she is sent to Nohr by Anankos without being informed of his child's name, where she comes to serve Camilla.

SupportsEdit

In Selena's support with Odin, she references the Hot-Spring Scramble and the Harvest Scramble

PersonalityEdit

Severa describes herself as snarky, usually speaking to others in a cold and harsh tone and often says things the opposite of how she truly feels. However, she has a soft side that emerges when she is truly honest which is demonstrated with her supports with Cordelia and her father. Because of her mother's legacy, Severa was always compared to her perfect mother by others and developed an inferiority complex. However she does not truly hold this against her mother and aspires to be like her. She cares a great deal about her appearance and regularly buys make-up and clothes to look her absolute best. She is also willing to use her sweet demeanor and cute looks for her benefit. She wears her mother's ring, her only memento of her because Cordelia's pegasus was either killed or given to Morgan.

In Fates, Severa is much more competitive and has gained a much better work ethic than her one from Awakening, wanting to show her strength to affirm her talents constantly challenging other members of the army at different things from swordplay to fake tears and her inferiority complex has gone as a result. The reason for this is mainly to show others that she is perfect (like Cordelia but she is rarely mentioned save for a few supports) but in her S-Support with Subaki when the latter asks "But who do you actually want to recognize your hard work?" she is unable to answer because she doesn't know herself.

If Severa actually does marries Subaki, she will be the mother of Caeldori who resembles her own mother Cordelia, both in physique and mannerisms. She gains additional dialogue at the end of Caeldori's paralogue where Caeldori remembers that Selena would talk about her mother often. She also has slightly more unique support dialogue indicating that she has regained her inferiority complex as she had forgotten what it felt like to feel so useless. In the end, Caeldori comforts Selena for feeling inferior to both her mother and daughter. Severa thanks her and expresses pride in having her for a daughter.

However, her personality remains largely the same as it was in Awakening.

She is the biggest squanderer in both the Shepherds and the Nohrian Army. Her birthday is January 21.

In GameEdit

AwakeningEdit

Base StatsEdit

  • Note: These are her default base stats. To get the actual base stats, use the following formula: [(Cordelia's current stats - Cordelia's class base stats) + (father's current stats - father's class base stats) + Severa's absolute base stats] / 3 + Severa's class base stats


Starting Class
SerenaSeveraMercenary
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 8 6 1 7 6 6 6 5 5
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
WeaponSaverArmsthrift
LateInitiativePatience*
SwordIconFE13Sword - C Steel Sword FE13 IconSteel Sword

* - Severa will also inherit the last active Skill from both of her parents, except Skills exclusive to DLC.

Max Stat ModifersEdit

Father Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res

Avatar

Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies

Frederick

+4 -2 +5 +1 0 +3 0
Virion +2 0 +5 +5 -1 -1 0
Vaike +5 -2 +4 +4 -1 +1 -2
Stahl +4 -1 +4 +3 -2 +3 -1
Kellam +3 0 +4 +1 -2 +4 0
Donnel +3 -1 +2 +2 +3 +2 -1
Lon'qu +2 0 +6 +6 0 -1 -2
Ricken +1 +2 +3 +3 +1 0 0
Gaius +3 -1 +5 +5 -2 0 0
Gregor +4 -1 +5 +3 -1 +2 -2
Libra +2 +1 +4 +3 -1 +1 +1
Henry +3 +1 +5 +3 -2 +2 -1

SupportsEdit

See also: Severa/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class SetsEdit

Standard SetsEdit
Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions
-
-
Inherited SetsEdit
Father:
The Avatar
Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions
-
All other available female classes.
-
-
Frederick
Virion
Stahl
Vaike
Kellam
Lon'qu
Ricken
Gaius
Donnel
Gregor
Libra
Henry

OverallEdit

Base ClassEdit

Severa starts off as a Mercenary, complimenting her stat inheritance from her mother. With most physically based fathers, she will have good growths in Strength, Defence and Skill with acceptable growths in Speed. Being a level 10 Mercenary, Severa will already have Armsthrift and Patience to preserve her weapons and help evade attacks on the enemy's turn respectively. Although her Speed growths aren't especially impressive in most classes, she has high enough Defence that means she can take hits pretty well.

Mercenary promotes into either Hero or Bow Knight. With the former, Severa will be an excellent direct fighter and can get Sol and Axebreaker from that class. Sol is an excellent healing skill, and with her naturally high Skill, Severa will activate it often. Axebreaker helps her take down Axe users much easier, though this will be seldom a problem if she has a sword equipped. While her growths do favour the Hero class, she can still be a good Bow Knight, alternating between direct and indirect combat at will. Bowbreaker can be useful to dodge arrows, particularly if you decide to reclass her into the Pegasus Knight line.

ReclassingEdit
Maternal InheritanceEdit
  • Cordelia: Severa inherits Cordelia's Pegasus Knight base class as well as her Dark Mage reclass. Cordelia does not have any skills that Severa cannot learn on her own since Severa inherits Cordelia's three classes. Generally, Galeforce is the skill to have Severa inherit to speed up her training, though it is not entirely necessary. Severa can perform well in the Pegasus Knight class as well as its promotions so it is worth considering if Severa's Mercenary line does not suit the player's tastes. Dark Mage overall does not suit Severa as even her best non-Avatar father option, Ricken, does not give Severa a good magic cap boost to make her as good as Laurent. Unless the player chooses to give their Avatar the maximum amount of Magic to their caps, the Dark Mage class and its promotions are strictly for learning skills. Vengeance can be a good offensive skill, but it carries a risk to make it rewarding as she needs to stay injured to exploit the damage bonuses. Tomebreaker will be very useful to dodge tomes in any of her base classes. Lifetaker is a good regenerative skill to compliment Galeforce, allowing her to kill an enemy, regenerate most, if not all, of her health, then attack again or give her breathing room to retreat. Overall, Severa's fixed class set is extremely good as she always have access to two solid attacking skills, Armsthrift to preserve weapons, Galeforce to be a great offensive unit, and Lifetaker for solid regeneration. Given the right father, Severa can improve leaps and bounds above nearly every other unit in the game and can be easily one of the best child characters and overall unit in the game.
Paternal InheritanceEdit

For Severa's Paternal Inheritance, see here: Severa/Paternal Inheritance

Fire Emblem FatesEdit

Base StatsEdit

Conquest Chapter 10 - Unhappy Reunion/Revelation Chapter 12 - Frozen SeaEdit
Starting Class
FE14 Luna Mercenary Map SpriteMercenary
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 24 12 3 12 15 9 11 8 5
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
CompetitiveFierce Rival
Patient AssuranceStrong Riposte
StubbornnessGood Fortune
FE14 Sword Sword - D (+50% on Conquest) Iron Sword
Bronze Sword (Conquest only)
Vulnerary (Conquest only)

As an EnemyEdit

Birthright Chapter 13 - Another HopeEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Luna Mercenary (Enemy) Map SpriteMercenary
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 24 10 3 12 15 9 11 8 5
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
CompetitiveFierce Rival
StubbornnessGood Fortune
FE14 Sword Sword - B Silver Sword
Quick-Draw Katana (Dropped)

Starting Class
FE14 Luna Mercenary (Enemy) Map SpriteMercenary
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 24 12 3 12 15 9 11 8 5
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
CompetitiveFierce Rival
Patient AssuranceStrong Riposte
StubbornnessGood Fortune
FE14 Sword Sword - B Silver Sword
Quick-Draw Katana (Dropped)

Starting Class
FE14 Luna Mercenary (Enemy) Map SpriteMercenary
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 27 12 3 14 17 9 13 10 5
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
CompetitiveFierce Rival
Patient AssuranceStrong Riposte
StubbornnessGood Fortune
FE14 Sword Sword - B Silver Sword
Practice Katana (Dropped)

Birthright Chapter 23 - CamillaEdit
  • Initially in Guard Stance with Beruka
Revelation Chapter 12 - Frozen SeaEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Luna Mercenary (Enemy) Map SpriteMercenary
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 24 12 3 12 15 9 11 8 5
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
Patient AssuranceStrong Riposte
StubbornnessGood Fortune
FE14 Sword Sword - D Iron Sword

Starting Class
FE14 Luna Mercenary (Enemy) Map SpriteMercenary
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 24 12 3 12 15 9 11 8 5
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
Patient AssuranceStrong Riposte
StubbornnessGood Fortune
FE14 Sword Sword - C Iron Sword

Starting Class
FE14 Luna Mercenary (Enemy) Map SpriteMercenary
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 24 12 3 12 15 9 11 8 5
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
Patient AssuranceStrong Riposte
StubbornnessGood Fortune
FE14 Sword Sword - B Iron Sword

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 45% 5% 45% 60% 35% 55% 35%

◾ Note: Growth Rates are based on the character in their starting class

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 45% 5% 45% 60% 35% 55% 30%

◾ Note: Growth Rates as a Hero

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 40% 5% 40% 60% 40% 45% 40%

◾ Note: Growth Rates as a Bow Knight

Max Stat Modifiers Edit

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

SupportsEdit

See also: Selena (Fates)/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class SetsEdit

Standard SetsEdit
Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions
Friendship SetsEdit

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Partner SetsEdit

Marriage Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions
Varies*
Varies
Varies

Marriage Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions
None
None
None

*Selena can only have access to the Herb Merchant, Spear Fighter, Oni Savage, Shrine Maiden, and Diviner classes if the Avatar has that class as his secondary class.

Special ClassesEdit
Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

OverallEdit

Selena has the luxury of having well-rounded base stats in addition to above-average growth rates, especially her 55% defense growth rate that allows her to develop her defense rather quickly. This gives her a great deal of durability, particularly in Conquest where it is often difficult to keep characters alive. While Selena starts off a little weak offensively, it tends to even out as she gains levels and develops her Sword proficiency. However, her strength and skill growth rates tend to be rather shaky, which has the tendency to make Selena unreliable offensively should they not develop as well as needed. Skill is especially problematic if Selena promotes into a Hero, for it will give her difficulties landing hits with Axes.

Compared to fellow Mercenary Laslow, Selena will end up with lower stats except in speed, defense, and resistance, the former two of which are what makes Selena proficient as unit, especially with the Shuriken users that litter the Conquest route. However, both of these characters are capable of alleviating each other's weaknesses, especially with Selena having slightly mediocre offenses early on.


QuotesEdit

AwakeningEdit

Severa/Awakening Quotes

FatesEdit

Selena/Fates Quotes

Possible EndingsEdit

AwakeningEdit

Severa - Secret Dreamer
Eager to shrug off any kind of intimacy, Severa began a solitary journey—but once a year she was said to visit her family and yell at them for old times' sake.
Severa and the Avatar
Many wrote of Avatar's legendary exploits, but accounts of his origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone--he loved his wife, Severa, above all else.
Severa and Owain
Owain set off on a lengthy quest with Severa to "stay his sword hand." Though Severa nagged her husband mercilessly, she also provided much love and support.
Severa and Inigo
Inigo traveled the world, ever ready with a smile or a solution when trouble started to brew. Severa was a vocal opponent of working for free, but she stayed with Inigo and helped him realize his dream.
Severa and Brady
Brady left the priesthood to become the world's scariest violinist. Severa would roll her eyes and gripe about the noise, but the dew in her eyes after a touching melody was perhaps the more honest critique.
Severa and Gerome
Gerome and Severa were married and settled down near Wyvern Valley. Severa had a knack for landing mercenary work, and as a fighting duo, she and her husband became known throughout the land.
Severa and Morgan
Morgan's memory never returned, but he didn't seem to miss it much and lived happily with Severa. Later, scholars would speculate he had come from a different future than the other children.
Severa and Yarne
Yarne tried desperately to find a safe haven after the battles were done, but even that journey was fraught with danger- especially as Severa continued to take on dangerous jobs to make ends meet.
Severa and Laurent
Longing to meet his mother`s intellectual standards, Laurent took his wife on an expedition around the world. Severa set out in search of treasure but instead discovered something much, much greater.

FatesEdit

Selena - Cutting Wit
Not much is known of Selena's postwar activities, Depending on who you believe, she became one of the world's best seamstresses, metalsmiths, actors, and/or mercenaries.
Selena and Arthur
Arthur returned to his true calling, justice. Scholars believe his luck improved slightly after the war. After marrying, he and his wife, Selena, disappeared from records. They likely lived happily ever after.
Selena and Jakob
Jakob served as a butler for the rest of his life, but his true love was reserved for his wife alone. After marrying, he and his wife, Selena, disappeared from records. They likely lived happily ever after.
Selena and Leo
Leo sacrificed much for Nohr, leading the effort to spread King Xander's radical new policies. After marrying, he and his wife, Selena, disappeared from records. They likely lived happily ever after.
Selena and Odin
There are no official records of Odin from after the war, but much was written about (and by) him. Selena also disappeared from public record, although she was often referenced in folktales.
Selena and Keaton
Keaton returned to his homeland. He frequently visited old friends and got lost on the way home. After marrying, he and his wife, Selena, disappeared from records. They likely lived happily ever after.
Selena and Subaki
Subaki was appointed chief of the pegasus knights and served with a perfect record. After marrying, he and his wife, Selena, disappeared from records. They likely lived happily ever after.

EtymologyEdit

Severa is an Italian female adjective meaning severe, serious or grave in demeanor, which is rather fitting (given her harsh personality). Santa Severa is also the name of a small village located near Rome; its namesake is Saint Severa of Pyrgi, a Christian martyr from the III or IV century who according to her (rather historically inaccurate) passio was flogged to death for her faith.

The name Serena is an Italian female adjective (and also an Italian name) meaning "clear, tranquil, serene", which is somewhat ironic given her harsh personality. In conjunction with her mother (whose name means "I love you"), their names refer to "love and peace" in the Japanese version. The alternate reading of Selena, used as Severa's alias in the English version of Fates, is the name of the Greek Goddess of the moon.

Her alias in the Japanese version of Fates, Luna, is likewise the name of the Roman goddess of the moon.

TriviaEdit

  • Severa is the second female character after Malice in a main series title to begin as a Mercenary (i.e. barring Reclassing).
  • Severa is the 2nd most popular female child and 7th over all female in the Japanese Fire Emblem Awakening popularity poll.
    • Selena was voted as the 17th most popular female character in Nintendo's official Fates character poll.
  • Severa shares her English voice actress, Julie Ann Taylor, with her mother, Cordelia and Caeldori from Fates.
    • She also shares her Japanese voice actress, Saori Seto, with Anna.
  • Severa's birthday is the date Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem was first released in Japan.
  • Severa's official artwork depicts her with a sheathed Steel Sword.
  • The colors in Severa's in-game model as a Mercenary are different compared to her official artwork. She wears a light brown vest and all-white boots in her artwork and a yellow vest and grey and red boots in-game.
  • Severa's Hero map sprite is slightly different from other female heroes.
  • Selena is the only Nohrian female in Fire Emblem Fates that can reclass to a Hoshidan Exclusive class without needing a Friendship Seal or Partner Seal.
  • Severa's appearance in Fates comes after a fan vote conducted by Nintendo about which Awakening second-generation character they would like to see in Fates as a first-generation character. Severa was one of the top three alongside Inigo and Owain, leading to Nintendo including the three of them as Selena, Laslow, and Odin, respectively.
    • Lucina, who ranked 1st in the vote, above the three, also returns. Her name is unchanged, presumably due to being Amiibo content.
  • Severa is the only Awakening child character who received a Hot-Spring Scramble CG who didn't appear as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. 4.
  • In Fates, the player can give Selena certain accessories and trigger special dialogue. Giving her the Awakening Shield has her mention that despite the fact that it is clearly a fake, it invokes nostalgia nevertheless, with all the gems assembled on it irritating her. Lucina's Mask has her asking the Avatar if the Lucina amiibo had requested for them to pass it into her hands. The Bear Hat has her question why it still exists before stating that there is no way she will put it on. Finally. giving her Grima's Feather has her demanding to know the creator of such a detestable object.

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