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FEPR Shinon.png
Artwork of Shinon from Path of Radiance.

A member of the Greil Mercenaries. An archer of legendary skill who left the group when its former leader was killed. He later rejoined the team, but still has a grudge against Ike.






27 (in Path of Radiance)
30 (in Radiant Dawn)

Starting class


Voiced by

Keiichi Kuwabara
(Japanese, Radiant Dawn)
Joey Pepin
(English, Radiant Dawn)

...Bah. I suppose you want some kind of congratulations now, right? Well, too bad. You're a snot-nosed whelp, and I'm still better than you. Don't ever forget that.
— Shinon to Ike

Shinon is a pre-promoted sniper who appears early on in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. He also appears in Part 3 in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He does not believe Ike could lead the Greil Mercenaries after Greil's death, and left the group afterwards. He also dislikes the Laguz, calling them "sub-humans".

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance


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Starting stats and growth rates

Level 1
Affinity Is gcn thunderaffin.png
Constitution 9
Recruitment: Chapter 3, start of chapter

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is gcn steel bow.png Steel Bow
Is gcn iron bow.png Iron Bow
Is gcn vulnerary.png Vulnerary
Is gcn archer band.png Archer Band*
Is gcn provoke.png Provoke
Weapon Ranks
GCNRankSword.gif -- GCNRankLance.gif -- GCNRankAxe.gif -- GCNRankBow.gif A
GCNRankFire.gif -- GCNRankWind.gif -- GCNRankThunder.gif -- GCNRankStaff.gif --

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


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Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait shinon fe10.png
Level 13
Affinity Is wii thunderaffin.png
Constitution 10
Recruitment: Part 3, Prologue, start of chapter

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is wii killer bow.png Killer Bow
Is wii iron bow.png Iron Bow
Is wii provoke.png Provoke
Is wii critical +10.png Critical +10
Is wii shove.png Shove
Weapon Ranks
WiiRankSword.png -- WiiRankLance.png -- WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png S WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png --
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --

The above stats are Shinon's default stats. If a Radiant Dawn game was started via a data transfer from Path of Radiance, any stat Shinon capped in Path of Radiance will result in a boost to his base in the stat in question in Radiant Dawn.

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Marksman +4 +2 +4 +2 +2 +2 +4 0 0

Personality and character

Shinon is rather stubborn and self-centered. He also makes rather sarcastic comments, and does not get along with Ike very well, constantly reminding him that he should change the name of the mercenaries. He shows dislike for laguz, and appears to have a drinking problem, as demonstrated in a base conversation in Path of Radiance, where he rants at Ike before throwing up.

He seems to have some respect for Rolf however, as Shinon was the one who taught Rolf to use a bow and arrow.


Path of Radiance

Main article: Shinon/Supports
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Is gcn thunderaffin.png
Small portrait gatrie fe09.png
Knight Is gcn lightaffin.png
C: 3
B: 8
A: 10
Small portrait rolf fe09.png
Archer Is gcn windaffin.png
C: 0
B: 2
A: 4
Small portrait janaff fe09.png
Bird tribe (Hawk) Is gcn thunderaffin.png
C: 1
B: 4
A: 8

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A: {{{a4}}}

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A: {{{a5}}}

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A: {{{a6}}}

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Click here for more details on supports.

Radiant Dawn

Bond supports

Small portrait shinon fe10.png
Default bonds:
Small portrait rolf fe10.png
Small portrait gatrie fe10.png
Lance General


Extra bonds:*
Small portrait janaff fe10.png




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Radiant Dawn

Shinon, Deadly Adept
Shinon lazes the days away in his old haunts. An expert at all he puts his hand to, he chose none as his calling.

Death quotes

Urgh… Pah. What a stupid way to live…
— Shinon, in Path of Radiance.
Unnhh… Curses… [...] What’re you planning? D-do it…now… Finish me. [...] …Ha… Idiot…
— Shinon, in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance if spoken to with Rolf and defeated by Ike.
Unnnh… Curses… [...] I told you… No crying… [...] …This is…for the best… I…can…
— Shinon, in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance if spoken to with Rolf and defeated by someone other than Ike.
Unh……… Messed that up, didn’t I… Man…what a…lousy life…that was…
— Shinon, in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance if not spoken to with Rolf.
Ugh… This is…such a crock… What a…boring way to die. Co…Commander…Greil… I… I… I’m…
— Shinon, in Radiant Dawn.
Why do these softheads keep fighting?! There’s no chance they’ll ever win this battle! I’m pulling back for now. I’m not wasting my arrows on these fools!
— Shinon's retreat quote in part 3 chapter 13 of Radiant Dawn.

Battle quotes

Hah! You think I would die in such a place, ME?
— An unused quote intended to be Shinon's escape quote in Path of Radiance.
Haven’t changed a bit, have you? You’re still a mouthy piece of work. Listen up! Daein’s a great place to work right now. The pay’s great, and strength at arms is the only thing that determines class standing. You want to join me? [...] Well then, ]only one thing to do. Out of the goodness of my heart, I’ll teach you how adults fight. And a far as payment goes… I’ll take your life. How’s that sound?
— Shinon, when fighting Boyd in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance.
Come on, Gatrie. You can’t be worried about me forever. You’re a mercenary. All you need to do is worry about your own skin. You got it?
— Shinon, when fighting Gatrie in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance.
Heh. I always knew it would come to this, Ike. [...] Watch yourself!
— Shinon, when fighting Ike in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance.
Shut your mouth, Rhys! I don’t have the patience for one of your little sermons. Besides, you should be worried about your own life instead of mine.
— Shinon, when fighting Rhys in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance.
This is war. It’s all terrible. Tears mean nothing in the heat of battle. Remember that.
— Shinon, when fighting Mist in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance.
Ha! Why would I want to go to work for a bunch of stiff-necked bluestockings? I’m a commoner. No matter how good I am, I would never rise above a middling commission. It’s different in Daein. If you’re a skilled fighter, you can rise all the way to the top. [...] It’s everything. All right, enough with the pleasantries. You ready to go?
— Shinon, when fighting Oscar in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance.
Well, well, lookee here. The little boy plays soldier… How sweet. Your job’s always been just to use that big brain of yours. That’s why you spend your time hiding behind Ike’s apron. Isn’t it, Soren? [...] Hah! You’re still a snotty little whelp, aren’t you? Get ready to die, little man.
— Shinon, when fighting Soren in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance.
Long time, no see, Captain. You know, we didn’t always see eye to eye, but… I never once minded taking orders from you. [...] Yes, I think that’s best. So in the end, we finally agree on something, eh?
— Shinon, when fighting Titania in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance.
Wipe that pathetic look off your face. Come on, ready your bow. On the battlefield, emotion ain’t worth spit. I taught you that, didn’t I?
— Shinon, when fighting Rolf in chapter 18 of Path of Radiance.

Other appearances

Etymology and other languages




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