“I shall swear to Father Sky and Mother Earth.”
—Sin in The Binding Blade.
Sin (シン Shin, Shin in the fan translations) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. Sin is a personal friend of the Silver Wolf's granddaughter, Sue, and aspires to be like the Silver Wolf. Sin joined a band of bandits on the Western Isles so he could find Sue on direct order from the Silver Wolf. When the war is over, Sin becomes the new leader of the Kutolah clan.
In his support conversations, Sin appears as a very stoic and calm person, a trait almost archetypal in warriors from Sacae. He is always alert to danger and also a keen observer. His starting stats and overall growths are very similar to Rath's from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
Bow - D
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Orion's Bolt||Nomadic Trooper|
Also see: Sin/Supports
In contrast to Sue, Sin sacrifices some skill, speed and luck and is thus not as evasive. However, his evasion is still above average and his speed and skill may max out anyway. His high HP allows him to take a couple more hits than his female counterpart, and he can take out enemies in one turn thanks to his strength, which maxes out on average. His higher constitution also allows him to wield heavier bows (and some swords, if promoted) without a major speed reduction, if any, but not high enough where it kills his ability to use the rescue command well. His Ice affinity gives hit and evasive bonuses, but due to his reduced set of support options, or his possible supports being highly evasive and accurate units already (for instance, his fellow Sacaeans Fir and Sue), the bonuses in question will be more beneficial to himself. On the other hand, the player can choose to support him with Dorothy or Zeiss to improve their accuracy and durability. Sin is by many considered to be the best bow user in Binding Blade due to having well-rounded growths and bases, especially on Hard Mode where his bonuses help him a lot.
Sin - Falcon of Sacae (サカの隼 Saka no hayabusa)
- After returning to Sacae, Sin joined the newly reunited Kutolah clan. He never had much to say, but with his leadership and skill with the bow, he spread his name across the vast plains as the new Silver Wolf.
“Not here... I have come so far...”
—Sin's death quote in The Binding Blade.
“"We've finally made it...”
—Sin's quote in the final chapter of "The Binding Blade"
Shin is a Japanese name meaning new or deep. Fitting since he becomes the new Silver Wolf.
- According to a Japanese gaming news website, Sin landed 40th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
- On the first Chose your legends poll, Sin got 492nd place