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FEA Nowi.png
Artwork of Nowi from Awakening.

An innocent "little" manakete with a dramatic side.








September 21st


Nah (daughter)

Starting class


Voiced by

Kumi Tanaka
(Japanese, Awakening)
Hunter Mackenzie Austin
(US English, Awakening)

So you know how old I am, huh? Weird. Most people can't stop talking about how young I look.
— Nowi, to Gregor

Nowi (Japanese: ノノ, Nono) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Awakening. She is a manakete, though her dragon tribe is unspecified.

Fire Emblem: Awakening


Nowi fills an unusual gameplay role in Awakening. She is an early-game Manakete, joining in only Chapter 8. She is one of three-four if the younger Spotpass Tiki is counted-default Manakete in the game, the others being Tiki and Nah. The only other manakete in the series to join as early is Bantu, however, Nowi does not suffer from bad growth rates like Bantu.

Her story role is minor, she is encountered and rescued by the Shepherds during their journey to Plegia. There she is fleeing from slave traders, the Grimleal, and Gregor. After Gregor attempts to explain that he is not going to harm her they fend off the Grimleal until they and the Shepherds defeat them. She has been separated from her parents for a while, and after some divination by Tharja, they are revealed to be deceased, leaving her orphaned.

Starting stats and growth rates

Normal Mode Lunatic Mode

Small portrait nowi fe13.png
Level 3
Movement 6
Recruitment: Chapter 8, automatically from Turn 1.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds dragonstone.png Dragonstone Is 3ds odd rhythm.png Odd Rhythm
Weapon Ranks
3DSRankSword.png -- 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png --
3DSRankBow.png -- 3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png --

Reclassing options

Small portrait nowi fe13.png
Base classes:*
Manakete --
Reclass options:
Mage Sage
Dark Knight
Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Griffon Rider
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Mage/Sage Dark Knight Wyvern Rider/Wyvern Lord Griffon Rider Bride

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Luck Def Res
Mage/Sage 105% 45% 55% 50% 50% 65% 55% 45%

Promotional stat gains

Mage Wyvern Rider

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Def Res Move Weapon level
Sage +4 +1 +3 +2 +3 +2 +2 +1 3DSRankStaff.png E
Dark Knight +9 +4 +1 +3 +1 +7 +2 +3 3DSRankSword.png E

Skill set

Skill Learned at
Is 3ds odd rhythm.png Odd Rhythm Manakete, level 1
Is 3ds wyrmsbane.png Wyrmsbane Manakete, level 15
Is 3ds magic +2.png Magic +2 Mage, level 1
Is 3ds focus.png Focus Mage, level 10
Is 3ds rally magic.png Rally Magic Sage, level 5
Is 3ds tomefaire.png Tomefaire Sage, level 15
Is 3ds slow burn.png Slow Burn Dark Knight, level 5
Is 3ds lifetaker.png Lifetaker Dark Knight, level 15
Is 3ds strength +2.png Strength +2 Wyvern Rider, level 1
Is 3ds tantivy.png Tantivy Wyvern Rider, level 10
Is 3ds quick burn.png Quick Burn Wyvern Lord, level 5
Is 3ds swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker Wyvern Lord, level 15
Is 3ds deliverer.png Deliverer Griffon Rider, level 5
Is 3ds lancebreaker.png Lancebreaker Griffon Rider, level 15
The above skill list does not include skills obtained exclusively via DLC.

Personality and character

Nowi acts childish and is very energetic. She seems to have more knowledge about the world than her actions imply. She is familiar with the effects of dragonstones on young manakete, being presumably self-taught as her parents were never around.[1] Having never known her parents, she is unfamiliar with how families generally function.[2] She also has difficulty sleeping without her dragonstone.[3] She is also a terrible liar, being unable to maintain a calm tone of voice when doing so.[4]

As mentioned, she seems to know more about many things than she lets on, Tharja also mentions that she is unable to read her completely.[5] Nowi is also not foolish enough to accept that Tharja being unable to divine her parent's location means anything other than their deaths, though she at first pretends to be fooled.[6][7] Nowi considers her role in the army as one of morale support, mentioning that her playful nature soothes those around her.[8]

She has no attachment to money, according to her, most manakete have this view towards money.[9] She seems unfamiliar with the human anatomy, particularly the location of the heart.[10]


Main article: Nowi/Supports


Nowi, Eternal Youth (single ending)
Nowi tried living away from human-kind, but she soon longed for their company and set off to find her old comrades around the world.

<Avatar>, High Deliverer & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Many wrote of <Avatar>'s legendary exploits, but accounts of his origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—he loved his wife, Nowi, above all else.

Frederick, Cold Lieutenant & Nowi, Eternal Youth
As Ylisse's new knight captain, Frederick took charge of keeping the peace and training new recruits. His wife, Nowi, frequently came to the training yard to lend a hand or instill terror in a new charge.

Virion, Archest Archer & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. Thankfully, his wife Nowi's flair for drama was entertaining enough to keep the mob's pitchforks at bay.

Stahl, Viridian Knight & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Stahl continued his service as an Ylissean knight and led crucial missions across the realm. His scatterbrained charm complimented his wife Nowi's constant quips, making for a happy home indeed.

Vaike, Zero to Hero & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as a hero and brother to all. Still, the children were even fonder of his wife, Nowi, who played with them every day and never seemed to age.

Kellam, Oft Forgotten & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Nowi tried living away from humankind but soon longed for their company and set off to find her old comrades around the world. Her husband's name has been lost to history.

Lon'qu, Gynophobe & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Lon'qu returned to Regna Ferox and served as Basilio's right-hand man. His wife, Nowi, disliked the cold Feroxi winters and used her gift for theatrics to secure everything from fur coats to long tropical holidays.

Ricken, Upcoming Mage & Nowi, Eternal Youth
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Behind closed doors, people whispered as to how he aged while his wife, Nowi, never did.

Gaius, Candy Stealer & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. Nowi found her husband's work intriguing and was said to often come along and help out.

Gregor, Swell Sword & Nowi, Eternal Youth
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess, but his wife, Nowi, pestered him into traveling the world with her. Their journey was packed with more chaos than the war that preceded it.

Libra, Fetching Friar & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. Nowi tried her best to take care of the children, but more often than not, they took care of her.

Henry, Twisted Mind & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Henry settled down with Nowi and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. However, their daughter had to grow up faster than most other girls since her parents showed no sign of doing it.

Donnel, Village Hero & Nowi, Eternal Youth
Donnel returned to his tiny village and built a happy life with his mother and his wife, Nowi. She loved her new home and scampered through the fields and mountains with the fervor of a village cat.


Event tile and Barracks event quotes

I met a new dragon friend! His name was… Banta? …Banter?! Wait, what was it…?
— Nowi, when gaining experience from an event tile or in the Barracks.
I practiced my dragon RAWR! Hopefully it'll scare away more baddies now.
— Nowi, when gaining weapon experience from an event tile.
Ooh! What's this? Finders keepers!
— Nowi, when finding an item in an event tile or in the Barracks.
I am just BURSTING with energy today! Maybe I'll transform into a bigger dragon!
— Nowi, when getting a surge in the Barracks.
I'm ready to kick some tail for the team! Lemme at 'em!
— Nowi, when failing to get a reward in the Barracks.

Barracks greeting quotes

Good morning, <Avatar>. I woke up early today!
— Nowi, during the morning.
It's you, <Avatar>! Want to go out and play?
— Nowi, during the afternoon.
Hello, <Avatar>. I am SO ready to call it a night. How about you?
— Nowi, during the evening.
Help...<Avatar>... I'm sooo sleeepyyy...
— Nowi, at night.
Happy birthday, <Avatar>!
— Nowi, on the Avatar's birthday.
Hello, <Avatar>. You're up early today!
— Nowi, during the morning if married to the Avatar.
Hello, <Avatar>. Where will you take us today?
— Nowi, during the afternoon if married to the Avatar.
Hello, <Avatar>. It's getting late!
— Nowi, during the evening if married to the Avatar.
Hello, <Avatar>. Nowi wants to go beddy-bye...
— Nowi, at night if married to the Avatar.

Event tile and Barracks conversation quotes

General quotes

Why so chipper? Did you make a new friend?
— Nowi, when asking a question about mood
Nope! I'm just happy to have my freedom and be around all these fun people.
— Nowi, when answering a question about mood
How come you always disappear after battles? Did you pick up a hobby?
— Nowi, when asking a question about hobby
Oh, I'm always going around talking to people. I love a good story!
— Nowi, when answering a question about hobby
Hey, what do you dream about? I could always use some new ideas to fill the years.
— Nowi, when asking a question about dreams
I've always wanted to transform into new things. Cat... Bird... Ooo, maybe a spider!
— Nowi, when answering a question about dreams
Wanna fight together next time? I bet we'd make a dangerous duo.
— Nowi, when asking a question about fighting together
Okay! I'll do my very bestest.
— Nowi, when answering a question about fighting together

Quotes specifically with Chrom

Hi, Chrom! You look happy today. Did you make a new friend?
— Nowi, when asking Chrom a question about mood
Nope! I'm just super happy to see you, Chrom.
— Nowi, when answering Chrom’s question about mood
How come you always disappear after battles, Chrom? You can trust me!
— Nowi, when asking Chrom a question about hobby
Chrom, what's your biggest dream? I need some new ideas to fill the millennia.
— Nowi, when asking Chrom a question about dreams
Wanna fight together next time, Chrom? That would make me feel extra safe.
— Nowi, when asking Chrom a question about fighting together

Quotes specifically with a lover

<Lover>, you're my favorite bestest person in the whole world. I love you silly!
— Nowi, her "I love you" quote
Really? Well, I love you even more!
— Nowi, responding to her lover's "I love you" quote
You're so strong, <lover>! I love watching my baby fight.
— Nowi, her "You're beautiful" quote
Thanks! But I guess I should probably act a little more grown up.
— Nowi, responding to her lover's "You're beautiful" quote
You're so warm, <lover>. I don't ever want to lose you. ...Promise?
— Nowi, asking her lover not to leave her
But I'm a dragon! I'm the one who should be worried about losing YOU first!
— Nowi, answering her lover when asked not to leave him
What is that, <lover>? I saw you trying to hide it. Show me!
— Nowi, when offering her lover a gift
Oh, these stones? I found them. Aren't they pretty? I'll give you one if you want.
— Nowi, when her lover offers a gift

Quotes specifically with a child

Hey, <child>! Tell me about the future. What kind of things did you do?
— Nowi, when asking a question about a child's life in the future
Well, okay. But my backstory is pretty epic. A thousand years is a long time! Why don't I tell it in installments? Like a bedtime story each night. If we're lucky, I'll finish it before that untimely death you warned me about!
— Nowi, when answering a child's question about her life
You okay, <child>? Your mother is very worried.
— Nowi, asking a child if she is ill
Don't worry about old Nowi. I'm really a big scary dragon, remember?
— Nowi, answering a child asking if she is ill
Hey, kiddo. Is there anything you need? You know your mom has got it covered.
— Nowi, when offering her child a gift
Thanks! Should I make a list? How's your memory? Can we go shopping together?
— Nowi, when her child offers a gift
Come on, <child>, let's train! I can't practice with humans or I'll hurt them.
— Nowi, when asking a child to train
All right! But promise to take cover if I start breathing doom and destruction.
— Nowi, when a child asks to train

Paired battle quotes

We'll be fine.
— Nowi
— Nowi
V for Victory!
— Nowi
Hang in there.
— Nowi
Let's do this!
— Nowi
Don't over do it!
— Nowi
— Nowi
My turn!
— Nowi, performing a Dual Strike.
Let me at them!
— Nowi, performing a Dual Strike.
You like dragons?
— Nowi, performing a Dual Strike.
Over here!
— Nowi, performing a Dual Strike.
Take this!
— Nowi, performing a Dual Strike.
Hey watch it!
— Nowi, performing a Dual Guard.
I gotcha!
— Nowi, performing a Dual Guard.
That felt good!
— Nowi, if her partner defeated the enemy.
What a team.
— Nowi, if her partner defeated the enemy.
— Nowi, if her partner defeated the enemy.

Critical quotes

— Nowi
You stupid bully!
— Nowi
I'm gonna crush you!
— Nowi
Who do you think I am?!
— Nowi

Level up quotes

Aw, I can do better than this…
— Nowi, when one or no stats grow in a Level Up.
Yes! Now we're talking!
— Nowi, when two or three stats grow in a Level Up.
Yeah! Don't even think of messing with Nowi!
— Nowi, when four or five stats grow in a Level Up.
I feel like I could take on a whole army!
— Nowi, when six or more stats grow in a Level Up.
I'm so strong, I don't have to try anymore!
— Nowi, when her stats are mostly capped and one or no stats grow in a Level Up.

Class Change quote

Ooh, nice! I feel two hundred years younger!
— Nowi, when changing class.

Shop quotes

A present for Nowi? How did you know?!
— Nowi, when buying items at a shop.
Nowi's stuff! Hands off!
— Nowi, when selling items at a shop.
Why pay for a forge? I've got built-in bellows!
— Nowi, when forging weapons at a shop.

Death/retreat quotes

Nngh... That h-hurts! I have to get
— Nowi's death quote in Chapter 8
Wh-what's me...? I feel faint... I'm sorry, Chrom. I truly am... But I've got to retreat...
— Nowi's death quote in Classic Mode
Owowow! This is hurting WAY too much! I'm going home...
— Nowi's retreat quote in Casual Mode

Battle quotes

Victory quotes

Nowi wins!
— Nowi
ha- HA!
— Nowi
— Nowi
— Nowi

Endgame: Grima quotes

I thought I was your favorite dragon! Forget about Grima!
— Nowi
*Sob* *sniff* <Avatar>'s not gone! [He's/She's] just...misplaced! I'll wait a thousand years for [him/her] if I have to!
— Nowi, if the Avatar sacrifices him/herself to kill Grima.
All this happiness is so contagious! I could just...c-cry! *sniff*
— Nowi, if Chrom lands the final blow on Grima.
You're not going anywhere unless you take me with you! We belong together!
— Nowi, if Chrom lands the final blow on Grima, and if she is married to the Avatar.

Against Salem in Lost Bloodlines 1

Salem: Impossible... You're just a child.
Nowi: That's "big sister" to you, and I can kick your butt any day of the week!

Against Salem in Lost Bloodlines 3

Salem: Fie! Have we been reduced to beating on children?
Nowi: I'm not a child. I'm a force of nature!

Against Leonardo in Smash Brethren 1

Nowi: Hey! Play with me.
Leonardo: Hey! No. We're enemies, remember?
Nowi: Oh. In that case, I'll roast you alive!
Leonardo: ...Well, I'd say you pretty well covered both extremes there.

Against Leonardo in Smash Brethren 3

Leonardo: Are you sure we can't work this out in a nonviolent way, lass?
Nowi: We could be playmates.
Leonardo: Uh...that might be going a little too far.
Nowi: Fine. Violence it is!

Against Gharnef in Rogues & Redeemers 1

Gharnef: Ah, a manakete... Heh heh... You'll make a fine replacement for Tiki.
Nowi: I'm not anyone's replacement! I'm me!

Against Gharnef in Rogues & Redeemers 3

Gharnef: Join me, and the whole world could be your plaything!
Nowi: Uh huh. Sure it could. Are you going to offer me candy, too?

DLC battle quotes

I don't bother with gold, so you're wasting your time with me. All I've got is my pouch for food, my pouch for dragonstones, and my...HEY! Where's my pouch for sparklies?! Give me back my sparklies, you creep!
— Nowi, in The Golden Gaffe.
I sometimes pick stuff off the ground and eat it, too. But never other people's property! That's just rude. Guess it's time for Nowi teach you some proper manners!
— Nowi, in EXPonential Growth.
You know, you don't look very dead. The other corpses must be jealous! But don't you ever get tired of pretending to be alive? Hey, I know! Why don't we play together? I'll tucker you right out!
— Nowi, in Infinite Regalia.
Ouch! No, seriously—OUCH! Who thought this was a good idea?! I know you've been tortured enough, and I don't want to make it worse, but... Well, I kind of have to. ...Hold still, okay?
— Nowi, in Death's Embrace.
I wonder if any of the Annas found dragonstones while they were mining... Not that I'm against helping for helping's sake, but just saying!
— Nowi, in Five-Anna Firefight.
I can't believe you found out ALL my secrets! So now you know where I stash all my shiny rocks and scales and everything? Information like that can ruin a person. I can't let you get away!
— Nowi, in Roster Rescue.
Why don't you people find your own playground and leave this one alone?! If there's one thing I REALLY can't stand, it's bullies! Ugh! You'd better say you're sorry now before I start bullying back!
— Nowi, in Summer Scramble.
Oh wow! Is this all one big bath? It's huge! I could probably take a dip in here in DRAGON form! Ooh, I can't wait to waste all these enemies and then cannonBAAALLL!
— Nowi, in Hot-Spring Scramble.

Other appearances

Etymology and other languages




  1. " I do. And more importantly, you're still very young for a manakete. You can't overuse the dragonstone. It's far too powerful for one your age." - Nowi to Nah, Fire Emblem: Awakening
  2. "Well, er, I'm at home, right? So when Dad goes off to work, what does Mummy do? *Sniff* Oh, how sad! I don't know! I don't know anything about families!" - Nowi to Lon'Qu, Fire Emblem: Awakening
  3. "Ricken: Geez, Nowi! You have to promise to stop taking that dragonstone to bed! I don't want to wake up to the smell of burning tents again.
    Nowi: B-but, I can't get to sleep if I'm not holding on to it...
    " - Nowi and Ricken, Fire Emblem: Awakening
  4. "Nowi:D-dragonstone? Er, NO! Not a clue! I have no idea. Nope. None whatsoever.
    Nah:...You're a terrible liar.
    Nowi:B-but I'm NOT lying. Ha ha. Ah ha...ha?
    " - Nowi to Nah, Fire Emblem: Awakening
  5. "...Strange. I cannot read through the shell that cloaks your mind." - Tharja, Fire Emblem: Awakening
  6. "Tharja: Ten thousand years would not be enough. Just be content knowing they're well.
    Nowi: ...What aren't you telling me?
    Tharja: ......
    Nowi: Tharja, just tell me the truth. I'm a grown woman. I can take it.
    Tharja: I could not locate your parents. And this means...
    Nowi: That they've gone to a land so far away neither of us have ever heard of it?!
    " - Tharja and Nowi, Fire Emblem: Awakening
  7. "Nowi: *Sniff* Mom... Dad... *sob*
    Tharja: Nowi?
    Nowi: H-huh? Oh... Tharja.
    Tharja: You've figured it out, haven't you? About your parents?
    Nowi: What do you mean? Do you have more news?
    Tharja: Stop it, Nowi. You don't have to pretend. I can tell you've been crying. And I know why.
    Nowi: I don't cry! I'm really strong! *sniff* Besides, nothing bad has happened. Mom and Dad are just...far away. So I don't have any reason to cry. ...Look, I'm fine, all right?
    " - Tharja and Nowi, Fire Emblem: Awakening
  8. "I KNOW, silly. But thinking about it all the time isn't going to help me! The tougher things get, the more I laugh, and that makes everyone else laugh, too. I think that's kind of my job here. To keep everyone smiling." - Nowi, Fire Emblem: Awakening
  9. "Hey, for your information, I happen to be quite smart! I just don't care about money, is all. Us manaketes don't use it much." - Nowi, Fire Emblem: Awakening
  10. "So, er... Where do you humans keep your hearts, anyway?" - Nowi, Fire Emblem: Awakening
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