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Serena (FE13)
GameFire Emblem: Awakening
First SeenParalogue 10: Ambivalence
Starting ClassMercenary

“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, Serena in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Awakening. 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.


Severa grew up in the shadow of her mother, Cordelia's, legacy. Despite her best efforts to show any sign of prodigious skill, her attempts were compared inferiorly 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. Severa can potentially be the sister of Morgan if Cordelia married the Avatar.

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.


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. She is the biggest squanderer in the Shepherds. Her birthday is January 21st.

In GameEdit

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 Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
SerenaSeveraMercenary 10 8 6 1 7 6 6 6 5 5
Skill Weapon Starting Items
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


Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies


+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


See also: Severa/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class SetsEdit

Base Classes

The Avatar as Father

She can inherit a Fighter, Warrior, Barbarian, or Berserker class skill.

Frederick as Father

Virion as Father

Stahl as Father

Vaike as Father

She can inherit a Fighter or Barbarian related class skill.

Kellam as Father

Lon'qu as Father

  • Myrmidon
  • Thief
  • Wyvern Rider

Ricken as Father

  • Cavalier
  • Archer
  • Mage

Gaius as Father

  • Thief
  • Myrmidon

She can inherit a Fighter related class skill.

Donnel as Father

She can inherit a Fighter or Villager related class skill.

Gregor as Father

  • Myrmidon
  • Troubadour

She can inherit a Barbarian related class skill.

Libra as Father

  • Cleric
  • Mage

Henry as Father

  • Thief
  • Troubadour

She can inherit a Barbarian related class skill.


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 is she has he 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.

Reclassing and InheritenceEdit

  • 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. 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 character and overall unit in the game.
  • Avatar: The Avatar's varied modifiers can affect Severa in strange ways, but nonetheless she will still be an excellent unit. She will become a second Morgan, effectively giving her access to all female classes and the exclusive Tactician class as well as letting her potentially serve as a taskmaster. Tactician gives her Veteran to speed up training while her promotion, Grandmaster, gives Ignis, a very powerful attacking skill and Rally Spectrum if making Severa a Rally unit. Since the Avatar himself can reclass into male exclusive classes, it is best to have her inherit something from those classes. There are no skills in particular that are recommended, but most chose between Counter or Axefaire due to their usability over the others. All other class inheritance and skills are listed below.

Quotes Edit

Event TilesEdit

  • "Ugh! Who left this here?! Oh, now I guess I'm supposed to pick it up, is that it? *sigh*" (Item)
  • "I found this book "Make Him Fall for You in a Fortnight." Who reads this stuff?!" (exp)
  • "I snuck in some practice, but now I'm all sweaty. I HATE practice." (weapon exp)

Relationship Event TilesEdit


  • "Ugh, what are you sneering about? Did you meet someone dreamy?" (happy)
  • "With your talent, we ought to try taking on some enemies together. I deserve as much!" (team up)
  • "How do you while away your free time? Not that we ever get any..." (free time)
  • "I hear people with dreams have more luck with their love lives. What are your dreams?" (dreams)


  • "No! It's a romance thing. Would you like a few tips?" (happy)
  • "Hmph, whatever. But just this once! I don't need you to make me feel proud of myself!" (team up)
  • "I have my routines. I comb my hair, primp... It's the only way I feel good about myself." (free time)
  • "I dream of being perfect like my mother. ...But don't you dare tell anyone!" (dreams)

Asking - CordeliaEdit

  • "Mother, since you have so many suitors, want to see which of us gets more men?" (train)
  • "Mother, I saw you staring at Chrom. Are you sure you’re really over him?" (concern)
  • "Mother, do you need anything? I’m about to go shopping for some new accessories." (gift)
  • "Mother, you must have been so lonely before I showed up. What was it like?" (story)

Replying - CordeliaEdit

  • "What? Sure, I’ll accept your challenge...if you’ll tell me how I can finally surpass you!" (train)
  • "I’ll TELL you if I’m not all right. Just worry about yourself, please." (concern)
  • "How about a handsome man I can wrap around my little finger? Know anyone?" (gift)
  • "You and I fought all the time in the future. You always put your knightly duties first. I would say, 'Who matters more to you, me or Chrom! Why don’t you MARRY him?' I guess I didn’t realize that would be my last chance to talk with you. ...What? I’m not crying! This is...sweat! I’m sweating! Ugh, it’s so hot in here!" (story)

Asking - FatherEdit

  • "Father, let’s have a quick match! I’m a pretty tough opponent when I mean to be." (train)
  • "Father, look at your hair! You have to take better care of it!" (concern)
  • "Father, is there anything you need? Daddy’s little girl wants to do something nice!" (gift)
  • "Father, I hear you used to be attractive. Good! Tell me what life before me was like." (story)

Replying - FatherEdit

  • "You want to beat on your own daughter? Hmph. Bruise me and I’ll never forgive you." (train)
  • "I would have preferred a 'you look lovely today'. But thanks for worrying, Father." (concern)
  • "That’s a rare kindness from you, Father. But no thank you. The thought is enough." (gift)
  • "The future? It was awful, obviously. The men had pouty doomsday faces. And the accessory shops? Empty! What? Oh, well yes, the world was on the brink of annihilation, but the MEN? Gods!" (story)

Asking - MarriedEdit

  • "Look at that gash, (name)! Can't you take care of yourself for me?" (promise)
  • "You're still my favorite thing to look at, (name)—more now than ever!" (compliment)
  • "I love you, (name). Just in case I haven't mentioned it." (love)
  • "You dropped something, (name). Wait...since when did you have this?" (gift)

Replying - MarriedEdit

  • "I'm not going to die. You're not to LET me die, remember?" (promise)
  • "Of course. I look after my appearance. You should be proud of your lady." (compliment)
  • "I love you too. And if you cheat on me, I'll rip your eyebrows off with pliers." (love)
  • "I baked this for you. Now open wide and don't dare complain about the taste!" (gift)

Asking - ChildEdit

  • "Morgan, let's see who can eat the most pie. ...What? I'm feeling hungry." (train)
  • "Morgan, you look like a run-down revenant. That's not like you at all! You're scaring me." (concern)
  • "Morgan, can I buy you something? Please? My daughter should really dress better." (gift)
  • "You're as cute as your mother, Morgan! Do you remember what I'm like in the future?" (story)

Replying - ChildEdit

  • “You really get into it, huh? How about we skip the training and go shopping instead?” (train)
  • "What?! Did the skin cream not work? Ugh, it's all over. My life is in ruins..." (concern)
  • "Now you're in for it. I love to shop. Clothes, shoes, accessories... Got a pen?" (gift)
  • "I spent my days becoming a more desirable woman, of course. In fact... I'm probably MORE desirable in your future, since I'm getting an early start here. Don't you remember any of this, or do I wind up that forgettable? Why are you averting your eyes? ANSWER ME!" (story)

Asking - ChromEdit

  • "Chrom, we ought to try taking on some foes together. I deserve a strong partner!" (team up)

Level UpEdit

  • "I suppose this would be nothing to you, Mother." (6+ stats up)
  • "I-I'm not grinning... This is my war snarl!" (4-5 stats up)
  • "Mmm, yes. An excellent showing. Naturally." (2-3 stats up)
  • "Excuse me?! I clearly deserve better!" (0-1 stat up)
  • "Hmph. No room for improvement, obviously." (0-1 stat up, most stats capped)

Class ChangeEdit

  • "Sorry to disappoint, but it's the same me inside."


  • "I want this, that, and everything!" (buying)
  • "What cheek! You can't sell my things!" (selling)
  • "Are you saying I'm not strong enough?" (forging)



  • "I can fight like my mother. I'll PROVE I'm every bit as brave as her." (misc)
  • "I must have slept well or something. My skin feels so supple. And my hair? Perfect!" (surge)

Greetings - NormalEdit

  • "Avatar? Why is our tactician on break first thing in the morn?" (morning)
  • "Avatar? Why is our tactician resting in the middle of the day?" (midday)
  • "Evening, Avatar. Sorry I was hard on you. You earned a break." (evening)
  • "You still awake, Avatar? Go to bed!" (night)
  • "Today's your special day, right, Avatar? Happiest of birthdays." (birthday)

Greetings - MarriedEdit

  • "Hello, Avatar. You look like you just crawled out of bed." (morning)
  • "Hello, Avatar. Don't you have anything better to do today?" (midday)
  • "Hello, Avatar. Took you long enough to drop by, don't you think?" (evening)
  • "Hello, Avatar... I knew you'd crawl back at some ungodly hour." (night)
  • "I'm ready to mark your birthday, Avatar. So appreciate it!" (birthday)

Greetings - ChildEdit

  • "Father? Why is our tactician resting first thing in the morn?" (morning)
  • "Father? Why is our tactician resting in the middle of the day?" (midday)
  • "Good evening, Father. Sorry I was hard on you. You earned a break." (evening)
  • "You’re still awake, Father? Go to bed!" (night)
  • "Happy birthday, Father. Aren't you proud of me for remembering?" (birthday)


Cordelia's future daughter. Growing up in the shadow of her mother has given her an inferiority complex and an attitude to match. She likes using words to get her way. The most wasteful shopper. Born on January 21st.

Help DescriptionEdit

An enigmatic sellsword with low self-esteem and a bad attitude.


“I...I love you... Hey, pay attention for once, and say something sweet, why don't cha!”
—Severa's confession quote.

Final ChapterEdit

“If you don’t come back, I’m never going to forgive you!”
—Severa's final chapter quote.

“I never doubted us. We were born to win.”
—Severa's quote after Grima was defeated by Chrom

“I know I'm not the most lovable daughter, but... I was hoping you'd stay with me anyway.”
—Severa reassuring the Avatar for their choice if she is his daughter.

“Are you stupid or just selfish? What about me? If you let yourself die, you'd let my happiness die with you.”
—Severa reassuring the Avatar for their choice if she is his wife.

“Fool! Why did you sacrifice yourself?! I refuse to accept it! Return, Avatar, or face my wrath!”
—Severa's quote after the Avatar's sacrifice to kill Grima

DLC Pre-BattleEdit

The Golden Gaffe Pre-BattleEdit

“You took my wallet, didn't you? You lousy little turd! Give it back this instant or I'll...I'll...*sniff*. The gold in there was a gift from my mother...before she died...”
—Severa's pre-battle quote.

EXPonential Growth Pre-BattleEdit

“What a joke this battle is! I hate chores. Be a good boy and die quickly. And be happy someone PRETTY is killing you!”
—Severa's pre-battle quote.

Infinite Regalia Pre-BattleEdit

“Why do you keep staring at me like that? Huh? W-wait, are you...crying? But you're a Risen! Well, you won't move me to tears! I won't be deceived!”
—Severa's pre-battle quote.

Death's Embrace Pre-BattleEdit

“UGH! More Risen? These things are like weeds! And just like weeds, all you can do is grit your teeth and yank 'em out... Hate me if you want, but I'm not about to end up as one of you!”
—Severa's pre-battle quote.

Five-Anna Firefight Pre-BattleEdit

“Blech. I'm soaked in my own sweat... This is revolting! Hmm. Those Annas seem to be holding up pretty well, though... All right, FINE! I can handle a little sweat. Stay strong girls—we're coming for you!”
—Severa's pre-battle quote.

Roster Rescue Pre-BattleEdit

“Are you the one with the roster? Leaking a maiden's secrets is despicable! The idea that filth like you might have dirt on my dear mother... UGH! ...By the way, did it say anything about her former lovers? Wait, what am I saying? DIE, thief!”
—Severa's pre-battle quote.

Summer Scramble Pre-BattleEdit

“Oh, look at that seashell! Maybe I could make it into a soap dish for Mother... Y-you heard that?! I...I'm not some mama's girl! She needed a new soap dish, and, uh... Don't you dare say a word about this! Actually...I'll just make sure you don't.”
—Severa's pre-battle quote.

Hot-Spring Scramble Pre-BattleEdit

“Surprise, surprise. More icky Risen... You guys really can't take a hint, huh? Well, I'm planning to take a nice long soak once you've been soundly beaten... If any of your nasty Risen goo drips into the springs, I'll...kill you even harder!”
—Severa's pre-battle quote.


Dual SupportEdit

  • "Let's go!"
  • "You better win!"
  • "Here comes trouble..."
  • "I'm watching."
  • "Impress me!"
  • "Oh, all right."
  • "Let's end this!"
  • "Don't you dare lose!"
  • "Go!"
  • "Handle this!"

Dual StrikeEdit

  • "Hmph! Fine!"
  • "Ugh, move!"
  • "Just die already!"
  • "We're not done!"
  • "Over here!"

Dual GuardEdit

  • "Are you blind?!"
  • "Wipe that smile off!"


  • "You're boring me!"
  • "Say goodnight!"
  • "I've had enough!"
  • "I'm just getting started!"

Defeated EnemyEdit

  • "I was almost scared."
  • "*giggle*"
  • "Tch, that's what you get!"
  • "Are you daft?"
  • "Hmph."

Partner Defeated EnemyEdit

  • "Glory hog."
  • "That was mine!"
  • "Thanks."

Defeated By EnemyEdit

  • "Not...yet..."


“This time I'm...leaving you behind...Mom...”
—Severa's death quote in Paralogue 10

“I couldn't do it, Mother... I'm sorry...”
—Severa's death quote after recruitment (classic mode)

“Ungh... Sorry... Can't stay here... Don't want to go the way...of my mother...”
—Severa's retreat quote after recruitment (casual mode)

“D-did I fight well, Mother? Please tell me...I...”
—Future Severa's death quote in The Future Past 3

Possible EndingsEdit

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.


Severa is an italian female adjective meaning severe, serious or grave in demeanor, which is rather fitting (given her harsh personality).

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, their names refer to "love and peace" in the Japanese version.


  • 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.
  • Severa's English voice actress, Julie Ann Taylor, voices her mother, Cordelia.
    • 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 has unique battle models for each of her Mercenary related classes:
    • As a Mercenary, she wears a yellow vest, a dark brown tunic, and has a red shield on her arm.
    • As a Hero, she has red armor.
    • As a Bow Knight, she has a red color scheme.


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