“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, Wendy in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The 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 The Binding Blade, along with Ogier and Barthe, 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 Barthe.
She makes a brief cameo appearance in chapter 18 of the Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi manga.
Growing up, there were no girls of Gwendolyn's age near where she lived, save for Lilina, the daughter of Marquess Hector. The two became acquainted with each other as a result. Later in life, Gwendolyn joined the Ostian Armor Knights, a notably strong sector of Ostia's military, serving alongside her older brother, Bors. During her time as a knight she befriended Barthe, another Ostian Armor Knight who acts as her mentor, Ogier, also part of the Ostian Armor Knights, and Astolfo, an Ostian spy.
When a rebellion in Ostia headed by the well-respected general Leygance and a former lieutenant named Devias broke out, Gwendolyn, alongside Barthe and Ogier, were apparently absent from Castle Ostia. They returned, however, to save Lilina, who had been imprisoned and used by the revolutionaries. Upon their arrival, they met up with Roy and his army, who were engaged in a battle with Leygance to stop the rebellion. Under Roy's command, they helped to defeat Leygance, ending the revolution and saving Lilina. Afterwards, Gwendolyn, along with Barthe and Ogier, joined Roy's army on a journey to stop King Zephiel of Bern from eradicating the humans of Elibe.
After the war, she continued to serve as an Ostian Armor Knight, rising through the ranks to become their first female captain.
Lance - D
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
- See also: Gwendolyn/Supports
Circumstances and statistics conspire to make Gwendolyn nigh-impossible to use effectively. She joins in Chapter 8 with base stats inferior to her brother's - who had joined in the first chapter. While one would expect a Knight to be physically resilient, she is in fact one-rounded by generic archers on her join map in Hard Mode. Her offensive parameters are woefully inadequate as well. All of these issues are exacerbated by the usual Knight issues: 4 movement prevents her from reaching enemies before your other playable units, and her low speed keeps her from doubling effectively. Worse, she joins just before the Western Isles arc, in which the most common enemies are axe users, to whom she suffers weapon triangle disadvantage. In short, feeding Wendy EXP is at best a tedious, frustrating chore.
Her growths are average, but they do not justify the investment of EXP and time required to make her a merely serviceable Knight/General. Outside of personal preference, there is virtually no reason to use Gwendolyn.
- Adorable Knight
- Armored knight of Ostia. Intent on mastering defense, despite feeling awkward in armor. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
|Killer Lance||200||7||1||Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1)||✯✯✯|
|Killer Lance+||300||11||1||Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1)||✯✯✯✯✯|
|Name||SP Cost||Effects||Charge Cost||Rarity|
|Buckler||100||Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from adjacent foes by 30%.||3||✯✯✯|
|Escutcheon||200||Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from adjacent foes by 30%.||2||✯✯✯✯|
|Drag Back||150||If unit initiates attack, the unit moves 1 space away after combat. Foe moves into unit's previous space.||✯✯✯|
|Hone Atk 1||50||Grants adjacent allies Atk+2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.|
|Hone Atk 2||100 (Required: Hone Atk 1)||Grants adjacent allies Atk+3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.|
|Hone Armor||200 (Required: Hone Atk 2)||Grants adjacent armored allies Atk/Spd+6 through their next actions at the start of each turn.||✯✯✯✯|
The Binding BladeEdit
“You're joking right? I can't die...”
—Gwendolyn's death quote in The Binding Blade.
“Uh... Lets go!
—Gwendolyn's triangle attack quote in The Binding Blade
“You'll be fine, Gwendolyn… Just trust in yourself.”
—Gwendolyn's final battle quote in The Binding Blade.
Gwendolyn - Beautiful Knight (可憐な重騎士 Karen na Jūkishi lit. Lovely Heavy Knight)
- 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.
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Gwendolyn won 28th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The 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.
- Gwendolyn shares her English voice actress, Cherami Leigh, with Caeda, Cecilia, and Mae in Fire Emblem Heroes.