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“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 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.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Wyvern Rider Map Sprite Wyvern Rider GBAThunder Thunder
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
7 28 14 9 8 6 12 2 10 7
Weapon Starting Items

Lance Lance - D

SteelLanceSteel Lance
JavelinJavelin

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Wyvern Rider Map Sprite Wyvern Rider GBAThunder Thunder
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
7 39 19 13 11 9 15 3 10 7
Weapon Starting Items

Lance Lance - D

SteelLanceSteel Lance
JavelinJavelin

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
80% 60% 50% 35% 20% 25% 5%

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Elysianwhip Elysian Whip FE8 Wyvern Lord Map Sprite Wyvern Lord
Level HP Str Skl Spd Def Res Con Mov
1 +5 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 +1
Weapon Ranks
Sword E Lance +1

SupportsEdit

See also: Zeiss/Supports

OverallEdit

Zeiss joins in a complicated Chapter in an area easy to recruit him in, however his stats on Normal Mode leave something to be desired. He is quite underleveled, and they're by no means awful, and he can easily catch up if fed enough, and his growths are a bit less balanced than Melady's. His Strength and Skill and HP will develop quickly, and his Speed will follow somewhat close behind. His Defense growth is quite low, like his sister, but its base is high enough and the +2 promotion bonus make it forgivable and it's high enough to still grow occasionally, as opposed to his Resistance.

Like his sister, Melady, Zeiss has the potential to be a powerful unit. Like his sister, all of his stats except Luck and Resistance are above average. Also similar to his sister, his constitution is high enough to wield heavy lances without too much difficulty as opposed to Shanna and Thea. His Strength is higher than that of his sister, but his speed is a bit lower.

Death QuoteEdit

“Melady... sister... I...”
—Zeiss's death quote in The Binding Blade.

EndingEdit

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."

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

GalleryEdit