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Cecil

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Not to be confused with Cecilia of The Binding Blade, Celica of Gaiden, or Seliph of Genealogy of the Holy War (whose Japanese name is "Celice").


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Cecil

Mystery of the Emblem TCG

FEMN Cecil 01.png
Artwork of Cecil from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

Gender

Female

Race

Human

Starting class

Cavalier

Appearance(s)

Cecil (Japanese: セシル Cecil) is a member of the 7th Platoon of the Altean Knights. Having joined the army after the War of Shadows, she serves under Marth during Book 2 of Mystery of the Emblem and its remake, New Mystery of the Emblem.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

Book 2

Role

Cecil is one of the new Altean knights who is with Marth at the beginning of the game, and has no story role aside from that.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait cecil fe03.png
Ma snes01 cavalier playable.gif Cavalier
(Knight)
Level 3
Movement 9/6
Experience 0
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Slim Lance
Iron Sword
Weapons
Sword Yes check.pngD Lance Yes check.pngM Axe X mark.png
Bow X mark.png Tome X mark.png Staff X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Paladin +x to 22 +2 +3 +3 +0 +2 +6 +1 +x to 8
  • In Mystery of the Emblem, promotion gains for HP and Weapon Level consist of giving the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class's base value. If the character's value for one of those two stats is higher than their promoted class's base value, they will not receive any bonus in that stat.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

Role

Cecil was originally a member of the 9th Platoon, before all of her comrades deserted. Katarina recruits her into the 7th Platoon, and she arrives during a sparring match with Draug/Ogma and provides them with steel-grade weaponry acquired through some of Katarina's contacts.

As with a number of other characters in New Mystery of the Emblem, there is a unique weapon named for Cecil available through Everyone's Conditions: Cecil's Sword.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait cecil fe12.png
Ma ds02 cavalier playable.gif Cavalier
Level 3
Movement 9
Recruitment: Prologue 6 (either version), automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Steel Sword
Varies
Steel Sword
Steel Lance
Steel Bow
Weapon Levels
FE12RankSword.png D FE12RankLance.png E FE12RankAxe.png --
FE12RankBow.png -- FE12RankTome.png -- FE12RankStaff.png --

Growth rates when reclassed

Pegasus Knight/Falcoknight/Dracoknight General Archer/Sniper Myrmidon/Swordmaster Mage Sage/Bishop Cleric

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Pegasus Knight/Falcoknight/Dracoknight 60% 40% 5% 65% 90% 50% 25% 10%

Promotion stat gains

Pegasus Knight Cavalier Archer Myrmidon Mage Cleric

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Dracoknight +4 +4 -1 +0 +0 +0 +5 -3 +2 FE12RankLance.png +30, FE12RankAxe.png E
Falcoknight +4 +2 +1 +2 +2 +0 +2 +3 +2 FE12RankLance.png +30, FE12RankSword.png E

Analysis

This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Cecil joins in both versions of Prologue 6. Her base stats are decent; while they do not stand out enough to make her one of the best units in the Prologue, there is not much competition, so using her is helpful. Her D rank in swords allows her to use the Steel Swords she joins with, increasing her damage output.

On the Lunatic difficulty, Cecil's defenses are good enough to survive a hit from all enemies in Prologues 6 and 7. Her base speed is also high enough to prevent her from getting doubled, and her speed growth is excellent. Cecil is not fast enough to double enemies at base level. Still, she will eventually start doubling, increasing her damage output.

Cecil's durability really suffers a few maps after she joins. In Prologue 8, a few enemies oneshot her unless she levels up her defensive stats. In Chapter 2, the cavaliers and dracoknights oneshot her if she is at base level with no defensive level-ups. Cecil struggles to survive attacks from stronger enemies without significant investment throughout the game, at least on higher difficulties. Some enemies kill her in one hit, which sets her apart from Roderick and Luke, her direct competitors. They have more HP and base defense than Cecil does, and their defensive growths are also higher than hers, making it easier for them to survive at least a single hit.

Where Cecil shines is her speed. Cecil is among the fastest early-joining units, with a base speed of 9 and a growth of 75% as a cavalier. While her base speed is too low to double, she will definitely gain enough points from level-ups to start doubling enemies. Furthermore, in Chapter 2, the player can obtain the Ladyblade, one of the best early-game weapons. It is an E rank sword exclusive to female units, with the same stats as a Silver Sword, but with five more uses. Cecil is one of its best users because she can double with it after some investment, making her damage output very high. Her strength will usually not be high enough to one-round enemies on higher difficulties, even with the Ladyblade - at least not before promotion. However, she can still deal significant chunks of damage, making her a capable combat unit.

Cecil faces very little competition for the Ladyblade. The only unit that can compete with Cecil for it without reclassing is a female Kris in a class that uses swords. Like Palla and Catria, other female units can reclass to a sword-using class, but that removes their other utility, like flying and lance rank. Reclassing a healer like Marisha is also discouraged because their personal bases are not suitable for combat classes. In this situation, Cecil is the best user of the Ladyblade except for a specific Kris, giving her a unique niche that makes her worth deploying.

Cecil also has an advantage in her reclassing options. Since she is a female unit, she can reclass to Pegasus Knight in the early game, giving the player access to another flier. While her stats as a pegasus knight will not hold a candle to units like Palla or Catria, she will retain most of her good traits, like high speed. The disadvantage of doing this, however, is losing access to swords.

Personality and character

Cecil is a new recruit in Altea's 7th Platoon, she is shown to be extremely loyal as she's the only member of the 9th Platoon that didn't desert and how she spent her life as a knight to Altea. She wants to prove herself as a worthy knight, and does not take kindly to people underestimating her for being a woman. This has led her to react badly to some actions, like Roderick standing up to give her a seat during a meeting, or Kris calling her cute for being scared and she also reacts to Luke calling her a violent girl by beating him up.

Even so she's aware of her flaws and apologises to Roderick for her attitude and ask him to help her improve her weaker areas such as cooking and sewing.

She also seems to value trust a lot and is unwilling to forgive Katarina for her betrayal until she proves her loyalty again.

Supports

Mystery of the Emblem

Portrait cecil fe03.png
Cecil
Cavalier
Supports:
Portrait roderick fe03.png
Roderick
Cavalier
Bonus:
10

[[{{{supportg2}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportg3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonusg3}}}
Supported by:
Portrait luke fe03.png
Luke
Cavalier
Bonus:
5
Portrait roderick fe03.png
Roderick
Cavalier
Bonus:
5
Click here for more details on supports.

New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow

Portrait cecil fe12.png
Cecil
Cavalier
Mutual supports:
Small portrait luke fe12.png
Luke
Cavalier
C: 5
B: 11
A: 18
Small portrait roderick fe12.png
Roderick
Cavalier
C: 5
B: 11
A: 18
Small portrait katarina fe12.png
Katarina
Sage
C: 2
B: 5
A: 8

[[{{{supportm4}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{cm4}}}
B: {{{bm4}}}
A: {{{am4}}}

[[{{{supportm5}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{cm5}}}
B: {{{bm5}}}
A: {{{am5}}}
Supported by:*
Small portrait default male player's unit fe12.png
Kris
Mercenary
C: 5
B: 11
A: 18
Small portrait marth fe12.png
Marth
Lord
C: 5
B: 11
A: 18

[[{{{supporto3}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{co3}}}
B: {{{bo3}}}
A: {{{ao3}}}

[[{{{supporto4}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{co4}}}
B: {{{bo4}}}
A: {{{ao4}}}

[[{{{supporto5}}}]]
Bishop
C: {{{co5}}}
B: {{{bo5}}}
A: {{{ao5}}}
Click here for more details on supports.

Base conversations

Main article: Cecil/Conversations

Endings

Mystery of the Emblem

Cecil, Altean knight
She remained within the royal knights to care for the survivors of war. She swore, as a Paladin of Altea, to stay loyal to Altea to the end.

New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow

Cecil - Altean Rose
Cecil devoted the rest of her life as a Paladin of House Altea.

Death quote

Lord Marth...
— Cecil, in Mystery of the Emblem.
Guh... How pathetic of me... Sorry, Kris. I have to fall back...
— Cecil's retreat quote in the prologues of New Mystery of the Emblem.
Prince Marth... It was an honor...
— Cecil's death quote in New Mystery of the Emblem's Classic Mode.
No, not now... Sorry, I'm pulling back for now...
— Cecil's retreat quote in New Mystery of the Emblem's Casual Mode.

Everyone's Conditions quotes

All right! Today I'm more fired up than ever!
— When receiving a temporary stat boost in New Mystery of the Emblem.
That was great training. I won't lose to you, Kris!
— When receiving experience in New Mystery of the Emblem.
Huh? What's this supposed to be?
— When finding an item in New Mystery of the Emblem.
Should I use this weapon, or that one? I just can't make up my mind...
— When failing to receive a bonus in New Mystery of the Emblem.
I hope Kris is doing well... Er, what am I thinking...? Kris will be fine!
— When receiving support with Kris in New Mystery of the Emblem.

Other appearances

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Cecil

As of Fire Emblem Heroes.[1]

English
(unofficial)

Cecille

Used in the New Mystery of the Emblem fan translation patch. Probably chosen due to the name "Cecil" being viewed as typically having masculine connotations in the English-speaking world, and as such inappropriate for a female character.

Japanese

セシル

Officially romanized as Cecil.

Spanish

Cecil

From Heroes.

French

Cecil

From Heroes.

German

Cecil

From Heroes.

Italian

Cecil

From Heroes.

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Cecil

From Heroes.

Traditional Chinese

瑟希兒

Cecil; from Heroes.

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Mystery of the Emblem
Portrait cecil fe03.png Cavalier Ma snes01 cavalier playable.gif Paladin Ma snes01 paladin playable.gif Knight Ma snes01 dismount knight female playable.gif
Bs fe03 cavalier lance.png
Lance
Bs fe03 paladin lance.png
Lance
Bs fe03 knight female sword.png
Sword
Small portrait cecil fe12.png New Mystery of the Emblem
Portrait cecil fe12.png Cavalier Ma ds02 cavalier female playable.gif Paladin Ma ds02 paladin playable.gif
File:Bs fe12 cecil cavalier sword.png
Sword
File:Bs fe12 cecil cavalier lance.png
Lance
Bs fe11 playable paladin sword.png
Sword
Bs fe11 playable paladin lance.png
Lance

References

  1. "I wonder if my other platoonmates are doing all right. Luke, Roderick, Cecil, Ryan...and Katarina too." — Kris: Unsung Hero in the home castle, Fire Emblem Heroes
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