“If the Lycia Alliance Army's leader would allow it, I want to go with you. I want to see the princess' beliefs that moved you so.”
— Zeiss speaking to Melady when being recruited
Zeiss (ツァイス Tsaisu) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is loyal Wyvern Rider of Bern and the younger brother of Melady. He is a subordinate of General Narcian. However, he is framed by Narcian for conspiring to give information to the Lycian army, but Galle helps him hide from the fraudulent claims. At first, he is shocked upon hearing that his sister has turned traitor, but he is convinced by Galle to talk things over with her before jumping to conclusions. Upon speaking to Melady, Zeiss is persuaded to switch sides. After the war, he helps Queen Guinivere rebuild Bern.
His wyvern is named Rubley.
Lance - D
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Elysian Whip||Wyvern Lord|
- See also: Zeiss/Supports
Overall, he is a good addition for your team as he can fulfill both combat needs and mounted needs (rescuing and visiting faraway areas quickly). While Melady, Shanna and Tate will always be better due to their availability and earlier promotion time leads, nothing is stopping the player from using multiple units of the same/similar class. He in particular has good enough base stats at this point in the game (gaining even more on hard mode) although he still needs 3 levels to promote and has only D lances at base (C lances after promotion giving him access to killer lances).
“Melady... sister... I...”
—Zeiss's death quote in The Binding Blade.
- Zeiss - Black Lightning
Zeiss aided Guinevere to build the new Kingdom of Bern, and he took various leadership positions in the military. Although at first he suffered much criticism from siding with Etruria during the war, his loyalty coupled with Guinevere's assistance gradually earned him respect from his colleagues.
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Zeiss won 15th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 1:2. The voter comments seem to generally focus on his strong personality and his relationships with Galle and Elen.
- Zeiss uses the generic pallet for a Wyvern Rider.