“Yeah. I'm on a pegasus, see? I have a different movement pace than the others, so it's easier to fight on my own...”
—Shanna talking to Dieck in a support conversation.
Shanna (シャニー, Shanī lit. Shani in the Japanese version; romanized as Thany in the Fire Emblem Museum) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. She is a Pegasus Knight from Ilia and the younger sister of Juno and Thite. While her sisters are full-fledged Pegasus Knights, she is still in training. She joined Dieck's mercenary crew as part of her training. She used to address Dieck as "Chief", but he did not like that. She thinks that Lot has a crush on her, although he only cares about her as a little sister. Because of this, she calls him "Big Brother". She is also kinder to Lot than she is to Wade because she fights with the latter in their supports conversations.
She makes a brief cameo appearance in chapters 16 and 17 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.
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|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Elysian Whip||Falcon Knight|
- See also: Shanna/Supports
Shanna is the player's first flying unit and thus is very useful for rescuing others and carrying them around the map. She has very high Skill, Speed, and Luck, but her HP, Defense, and Strength are quite lacking. Combined with her very low Con, her combat can be quite shaky, since she might be unable to deal much damage with Slim or Iron Lances, while using stronger lances may hamper her ability to double and dodge. As such, Shanna serves better as a utility unit than as a fighter. She can still be of use at taking out enemy sword users, and later axe users when she promotes. Her decent resistance makes her a better mage killer than most. Gant's Lance can be useful to her while leveling, due to its good might to weight ratio. Due to her low durability, bow users can often kill her in one hit, even late-game.
Thite is subjectively a better combat unit, especially in Hard Mode due to her stat boosts and more balanced growths. However, Shanna still has advantages of being recruited earlier and at a lower starting level, and having better Avoid. It is not a bad idea to use both, since having two fliers is useful for rescue chains and they can both support each other. Shanna supporting with Roy is also feasible if she rescues him often. This support could give her a much needed boost in attack and critical, though their differing Move hampers the usefulness of this pairing. Supporting with Dieck gives her a nice boost in Defense and critical.
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*Enemy only, joins unequipped
“Juno.. Thite... Sorry... I can't go home...”
—Shanna's death quote in Binding Blade.
- Shanna - Cheerful Knight (朗らかな天馬騎士 Hogarakana Tenba Kishi)
After the war, Shanna was knighted and became a full-fledged Pegasus Knight. Throughout her career, she served as lieutenant and squad leader, and she eventually rose to the position of Flightleader of Ilia. Her cheerful personality earned her much admiration and respect from her colleagues.
- Shanna and Roy
Shanna gave up the path of the Pegasus Knight and went to Pherae with Roy, where they married. Rebuilding the battered land was a painful process, but her cheerful personality encouraged many people to rise up and help lead Lycia to prosperity again.
Shanna is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Shani is Hebrew for "red". . Shanna (often written 'Shana' or 'Shayna') is a Hebrew or Yiddish name meaning "beautiful".
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Shanna won 6th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 2:1. The voter comments seem to mainly focus on her bright, positive, and cheerful personality.