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- This article is about the character in The Blazing Blade. For the skill, see Hawkeye (skill).
|“||I'm Hawkeye, defender of this desert.||”|
— Hawkeye in Chapter 22E/23H
Hawkeye is the legendary "Guardian of the Nabata Desert" protecting those who live there from the outside world. He was trained since his youth to do this task, and also trains his only daughter Igrene to do the same thing once he passes away. During his service he meets Athos, as well as his apprentice and Count and of Reglay of Eturia Pent and his wife Louise, whom he aided in their quests. Once Eliwood, Hector, and Lyn travel to the Nabata Desert to seek out Athos, Hawkeye is sent out by Athos to aid the trio in meeting him. After their meeting, Hawkeye travels with the lords in their adventure to defeat Nergal. After Nergal is defeated, Hawkeye returns to the Desert to be it's Guardian. During the war against Bern 20 years later, Igrene is now the Guardian of the Nabata Desert, so it can be speculated that Hawkeye passed away before the events of The Binding Blade.
Starting stats and growth rates
Hawkeye is the first and only pre-promoted Berserker to join your army, and the only Berserker you get within the game if you decide to sell the Ocean Seal. His growth rates are mediocre in most stats, but that hardly matters for most of the game since he comes with more than decent stats at base. With the highest base HP of all playable units and decent base defense and resistance, he is probably one of the most durable units you'll have at this point of the game, and his high strength and crit rate allow him to hit hard as well. He also got a high constitution base and an A rank in axes, allowing him to wield pretty much every axe you want him to without bothering about their weight, which is especially helpful since high rank axes aren't as demanded as high rank lances and swords, and they give him a weapon triangle advantage over lances, which are the preferred weapon type of physical enemies at this point of the game.
On the other hand, his base speed and speed growth are pretty shaky for his join time, making it hard for him to double faster enemies, and while his defensive stats aren't bad, Hawkeye can get overwhelmed by hard-hitting promoted enemies or large numbers of unpromoted ones if he doesn't get healed up from time to time, since he relies on HP first and defense second in order to tank hits. Luckily there are ways to compensate for this issues: for his speed, you can give him the Brave Axe so he can hit stronger enemies two times without doubling them, or use a Speedwing after he got a speed proc on a levelup, which increases to the value of his attack speed to the point which is generally considered high enough to double most generic enemies in the game. His bulk is fine as long as you have a staff user that can keep his health up, but can additionally be patched up by using a Pure Water for more resistance, or simply by adding an Elixir in his inventory so Hawkeye can heal himself up on player phase in case you require your staff users for other purposes.
Since Hawkeye is in the Berserker class, he can walk on peak and sea tiles in addition to the terrain tiles land units can traverse anyway. This adds him another way to increase his defensive capabilities by using one of the many peaks in the upcoming maps to receive a great increase in avoid and a small defense boost. It also allows him to traverse parts of the map only fliers could normally pass, which in theory gives him additional usefullness through additional mobility over other footlocked units; however he faces such heavy movement penalties when doing so that it's often easier to use an unpromoted Florina or another mounted unit with sufficient aid (here Hawkeye's high con acts against him, making it hard to find decent mounted units that can carry him around) to just rescue Hawkeye to his destination and drop him off on a sea or peak tile if it benefits his positioning.
All in all, Hawkeye is a good prepromoted unit due to his bulkiness and high attack power that gets held back by the lack of mounted mobility and good choices when it comes to getting rescue-dropped ahead.
Hawkeye is one of the characters available to be summoned by players from the game's initial launch. Only one variation of Hawkeye is currently available in Heroes, based on his The Blazing Blade incarnation.
★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|Killer Axe||★★★||200 SP|
|Killer Axe+||★★★★★||300 SP|
|Guardian's Axe||★★★★★||400 SP|
|Rising Light||★★★||150 SP|
|Growing Light||★★★★||300 SP|
|A||Death Blow 1||★★★||50 SP|
|A||Death Blow 2||★★★★||100 SP|
|A||Death Blow 3||★★★★★||200 SP|
|C||Threaten Atk 1||★★★||50 SP|
|C||Threaten Atk 2||★★★||100 SP|
|C||Threaten Atk 3||★★★★||200 SP|
Personality and character
Hawkeye is reserved and short-spoken, he rarely speaks longer than necessary. During his recruitment, Hawkeye curtly explains to Eliwood/Hector that he will drive off the bandits and then immediately departs, leaving them bewildered. No matter who he is speaking to, Hawkeye's dialogue always remains terse and to the point.
Hawkeye maintains a stoic demeanor, even in the face of death. When speaking to Louise, Hawkeye requests that she give his wife's necklace to his daughter, Igrene, should he fall in battle, knowing that Igrene will understand without conversation. He is resolute when contemplating his mortality and is satisfied with fulfilling his duty as guardian of Nabata.
- Main article: Hawkeye/Supports
Hawkeye, Desert Guardian
Hawkeye returned to Nabata and lived peacefully in Arcadia with his daughter, whom he trains to be guardian of the desert.
|“||Will I never... make it home...||”|
|“||Will I never... make it home... I...Igrene... My...dear sister...||”|
Retreat Quote in Chapter 22E/23H or Chapter 22xE/23xH
|“||I will not die here... I must fulfill my master's orders... I will...withdraw...||”|
Final Chapter: Light quote
|“||...I, too, will join you in this final glory.||”|
Battle History quotes
— Hawkeye, with S or A rank
|“||...Middling is the word I would choose.||”|
— Hawkeye, with B or C rank
— Hawkeye, with D or E rank
|“||Mark, is it? I must see you all safely back to my master. If you have need of it, I will lend you my strength.||”|
— Hawkeye in Chapter 22xE/23xH: Genesis
- Main article: Hawkeye/Quotes (Heroes)
Fire Emblem Cipher
Hawkeye is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Hawkeye|
|Desert Guardian, Hawkeye|
|"I'm Hawkeye, defender of this desert."|
|Attack: 60||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Berserker||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Guardian Berserker: [Always] If you have 1 or more other allies in the Back Line, this unit gains +10 attack.|
Killer Axe: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Until the end of this turn, this unit gains +30 attack.
|Card #B13-028N • Artist: Ippei Soeda|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Hawkeye .
|The Blazing Blade||The protector of Nabata. A
mysterious air surrounds him.
|Heroes||Guardian of the Nabata Desert and Arcadia,
where dragons and humans live in harmony.
Appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
- One of Hawkeye's death quotes was mistranslated and mistakenly refers to Igrene as his sister rather than his daughter.
- Both of Hawkeye's sprite[clarification needed] and battle animations are unique and are different from other Berserkers.
- Jamieson Price, Hawkeye's English voice actor in Heroes, also voices Rudolf in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Zephiel in Heroes, Priam in Awakening, and Virion in both Heroes and Awakening.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Used to describe someone with good eyesight.
Borrowed from Dutch tronk, meaning trunk or prison.
Artwork of Hawkeye from The Blazing Blade.
Artwork of Hawkeye from Fire Emblem Cipher.
- Fire Emblem 7: Hawkeye Artbook Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 2 January, 2018
- "Louise: My, what a beautiful necklace! Surely this isn't something you were wearing... Is it?
Hawkeye: It belonged...to my wife.
Louise: Why are you giving it to me?
Hawkeye: If I die in battle, give it to my daughter. If you show it to her, she will understand what has happened, and there will be no need to speak." — Hawkeye and Louise's B support, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
- Voice Of Hawkeye - Fire Emblem Heroes | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 2 January, 2018
- "Hawkeye: I'm Hawkeye, defender of this desert.
Eliwood: Defender? Of a desert?
Hawkeye: I will drive out the bandits. Guests need not fight.
Eliwood: Please wait! Guests!?" — Hawkeye to Eliwood in Chapter 22E/23H, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
- Jamieson Price | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 2 January, 2018
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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