“The weight of a knight's armor is a symbol of his loyalty”
—Gwendolyn in a support conversation with Lilina
Gwendolyn (ウェンディ, Wendi lit. Wendy in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. She is a knight of Ostia and is the younger sister of Bors. She first appears on turn 5 of Chapter 8 of Binding Blade, along with Ogier and Bath, in the northwest corner of the castle. The group assists the Lycia Alliance Army in retaking Castle Ostia. She then joins Roy's group for the rest of his journey. It is notable she can perform a Triangle Attack with Bors and Bath.
She makes a brief cameo appearance in chapter 18 of the Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi manga.
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- See also: Gwendolyn/Supports
Gwendolyn has low base stats for a unit joining in Chapter 8, and is a lance-locked, 4 move unit who joins right before the setting changes to the Western Isles, where Axe-using enemies dominate. As a result, she is extremely difficult to train. Many enemies will double her and she will not do much damage or have good accuracy. However, she has good promotion bonuses and a well-balanced growth spread, so after she promotes she is a decent unit, with slightly higher Strength, Skill, and Speed than Bors, but less HP, Constitution and Defense. She is unsurprisingly much more skilful, faster, and luckier than Bath but also has much less Strength and Defense.
Gwendolyn has a good support affinity that helps her with her offense issues, but the other units she supports can also be difficult to train. She also has a triangle attack with Bors and Bath. This can help with her poor start, because Triangle Attacks always hit and the increased damage will help her get kills, but because Bors and Bath also have poor movement, it can be difficult to set up.
Gwendolyn - Beautiful Knight (可憐な重騎士 Karen na jūkishi)
- Gwendolyn chose to live her life as an Armor Knight. Her actions gave courage to many, and she is still remembered today as the first female captain of an Armor Knight squad.
“You're joking right? I can't die...”
—Gwendolyn's death quote in Binding Blade.
“You'll be fine, Gwendolyn… Just trust in yourself.”
—Gwendolyn's final battle quote in Binding Blade.
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Gwendolyn won 28th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 5:1. The voter comments seem to focus on her brave and bold personality and her gameplay abilities as a Knight/General.