“A single arrow, right between the eyes? Who else could make a shot like that? No one, that's who!”
Shinon (シノン Shinon, romanized as Chinon in the Japanese versions) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is a sarcastic, self-interested man who is shown as ignorant in his respective games. He is good friends with Gatrie and bears a great respect for Greil, which can be revealed in a support with Janaff where he defends the deceased commander. On the other hand, despite his admiration of Greil, he constantly treats Ike like a foolish child and finds the idea of Greil's son serving as his commander insufferable. In addition, he is quite prejudiced toward the Laguz, referring to them as "sub-humans".
Shinon wishes to live a more comfortable life, and feels that the Greil Mercenaries would do better to search out more lucrative employment than scaring bandits away from Crimean villages. Ultimately, he leaves the party, following the news that Ike would succeed Greil as leader of the mercenaries.
Shinon does not reappear until much later, when he is employed by the Daein army to help stop Ike's forces from advancing across the Daein border. He rejoins the company grudgingly, under the persuasion of Rolf, but only after Ike has defeated him.
In Path of Radiance, Shinon's age is revealed to be twenty-seven in his A level support conversation with Janaff, and Rolf was even known to call him "uncle" Shinon. This would make Shinon thirty years old in Radiant Dawn.
In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Shinon helps the Laguz Alliance along with the other Greil Mercenaries, but he stills dislikes Ike. He shoots the arrow that cuts the rope on the noose that the rebels are hanging Lucia at the end of part 2. He continues to mentor Rolf and has created his own bow, the Silencer.
Shinon is often described as self-absorbed and having a bad attitude, his only friend being Gatrie, whom he also criticizes. He dislikes Ike and Laguz. Despite his Laguz hatred, he seems to respect Janaff in a support level of A, largely because of his age and experience. In Radiant Dawn, if A supported with a laguz character, he will stop himself from using a racial slur and instead use "laguz", and will also refer to the kings Tibarn and Caineghis with the proper respect.
Although he does not like to appear openly sympathetic towards anyone, he still cares about the Greil Mercenaries and tries to help out the best he can. This is shown when, in Radiant Dawn, Shinon forges the bow Silencer to sell to Aimee in order to earn some money for the cash-strapped group. He tells Aimee to give the payment to Ike and to not tell Ike what it was for. He seems to have a great respect, and perhaps even a slight infatuation with Titania as implied by Titania's C Support with Rhys in Path of Radiance, and her boss fight dialogue with him, though this is dropped entirely for Radiant Dawn.
He is also implied to be a heavy drinker, as not only does his Base Conversation with Gatrie involve one paying for their bar tab (in the Japanese version), but Shinon has a scene in one base conversation where he gives Ike a drunken rant shortly before throwing up. It appears that he did not have a very loving family, since he says his mother never hugged him.
Fire Emblem: Path of RadianceEdit
Bow - A
- See also: Shinon/Supports
- Rolf: 5%
Shinon will join early on, in an aspect similar to Titania, being powerful early on, but unlike Titania, after a brief period of time, he will leave. His base stats are rather low when you re-acquire him after completing Chapter 18, but this is offset by amazing growths. Shinon's growth rates ensure that he can reach par with other units fairly quickly. In addition, Shinon has an A Rank in bows, which Rolf may not reach for a couple of more chapters during the time Shinon is recruited. Statwise, Shinon will end up with less strength, speed, and luck than Rolf, but higher HP and similar skill, defense, and resistance.
Fire Emblem: Radiant DawnEdit
|Part 1||Part 2||Part 3||Part 4||Endgame|
◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected
Bow - S
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|( Master Crown)||Marksman|
Shinon is much easier to use in Radiant Dawn, due to his solid base stats. He is a lot easier to train than Leonardo and Rolf, and is therefore the prefered choice. Furthermore, Shinon possesses excellent Bonus Experience potential, as his Skill and Speed are nearly capped when he joins the player's army. In conclusion, Shinon is a great contender for your Marksman of choice who will be able to wield the extremely powerful Double Bow on the last chapter, which not only makes him an even deadlier character than before but also grants him the ability to attack from close range.
Quote as an enemyEdit
“My arrows will find you no matter where you run.”
—Shinon's default battle quote in Chapter 18.
Shinon: Heh. I always knew it would come to this, Ike.
Shinon: Watch yourself!
Defeat conversation if Ike defeats Shinon
Shinon: Unnhh... Curses...
Ike: Don't move. You'll tear the wound wide open.
Shinon: What're you planning? D-do it...now... Finish me.
Shinon: ...Ha... Idiot...
“Urgh... Pah. what a stupid way to live...”
—Death Quote in Path of Radiance
“Ugh..This is...such a crock...What a...boring way to die...Co..Commander...Greil...I...I...I'm...”
—Death Quote in Radiant Dawn.
- Deadly Adept (百の手, Crack Shot in the Japanese version)
Shinon lazes the days away in his old haunts. An expert at all he put his hand to, he chose none as his calling.
Shinon is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
In the Odyssey, Shinon (commonly romanized as Sinon, from the Greek 'sinomai' meaning 'to harm' or ' to hurt') was a Greek who, after the other Greeks pretended to sail away, convinced the Trojans to take the Trojan Horse into the city. He then opened the wooden horse's stomach and released the warriors hiding inside, thereby bringing about the destruction of Troy.