|“||I don't waste time. I take care of my weapons, my horse, and myself. And not just that--I also make sure our morale is good and our men are safe.||”|
— Kyle to Forde.
Kyle first appears in Chapter 5x, in which he, Forde, and Orson help Prince Ephraim take the Grado-occupied Fort Renvall. Despite their small numbers, the four manage to take the fort. Unfortunately, their victory is followed up by a visit from General Valter of Grado and his military force, but Kyle, Forde, and Ephraim successfully escape Valter's Wyvern Knights.
In Chapter 8, Kyle and company appear soon after Eirika arrives at Renvall. Sometime between the capture of Renvall and their escape from Valter, Orson betrays Renais. Kyle, Forde, and Ephraim begin traveling to Grado's capital but reconsider and arrive to help Eirika in Renvall. Afterward, Kyle goes with either Eirika or Ephraim after they decide to split up. He serves the army loyally to the end.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
Kyle first becomes available in Chapter 5x with decent bases in all areas. He is durable enough to survive two hits from all enemies in his joining chapter, and while he cannot double all of them, he can still contribute offensively as well. Being a Cavalier benefits him greatly; it is among the best unpromoted classes in The Sacred Stones, thanks to its high movement, rescue-dropping utility, Canto, weapon triangle control, and ability to use Javelins. Kyle has a base C rank in lances and a D rank in swords, allowing him to use the aforementioned Javelins from the start and fight enemies at 1-2 range.
Kyle's main problems stem from his competition. While his bases and growths are decent, neither are amazing. Franz, who joins earlier, has much more time to gain levels, and his stats will almost certainly be better than Kyle's when they are both available. However, he has an advantage over his direct competitor, Forde. While Forde has superior growths and bases in a few stats, Kyle's strength and defenses are better, and they also have higher growths. Kyle initially suffers from a minor speed disadvantage, but he will eventually grow out of it. He will deal more damage per attack than Forde on average while also being more durable. For these reasons, most players use Kyle over Forde, although it is still completely acceptable to use both. While the differences between them are not very substantial, Kyle still has advantages in important areas like durability and strength that add up over time. As long as both Kyle and Forde can double, Kyle will perform a bit better.
The Knight Crest is a competitive promotion item. Franz, Gilliam, and Forde also need to use it to promote, and all of them are viable units. If Kyle does end up promoting, his best promotion choice is definitely Paladin. While Great Knight's statistical bonuses are better, and he receives an additional weapon type in axes, the class decreases Kyle's movement. Paladin grants an additional point of movement instead, which translates to higher utility throughout the game. Even if Kyle is promoted to Great Knight to make his stats better than his competitors', it will also make his movement around the map much slower, preventing him from taking advantage of these stats.
Personality and character
Kyle has a strong sense of duty as a knight. He focuses his entire life on training to better defend his country, never wasting a minute of his time. He has a tendency to be a bit paranoid, especially when it comes to the safety of Prince Ephraim and his fellow knights. He constantly worries about the Prince's well-being, and tries to force him out of the front lines whenever possible. In support conversations with Colm, it is revealed that Kyle regularly sends coded messages to the knights of Renais, telling of Eirika and Ephraim's safety. Kyle is very upfront, and speaks his mind about most everything, the exception being romantic feelings.
Kyle values his comrades on the warfront, honing in on their talents and using them to promote victory. For example, he utilizes Colm's stealthiness in obtaining secret information, and he develops new strategies using Lute's magical genius. He carries a bitter rivalry with Forde, and hates losing to him, though they're quite evenly matched.
Kyle was born a commoner of Renais. From a very young age, he knew he wanted to serve his country as a knight. He and Forde grew up together, starting as early as their years at the nursery, which Kyle supposedly made plans to take over. As a youngster, Kyle would always be the first to rush to the aid of a girl in need. Somewhere along the line, Ephraim joined Kyle's training sessions, and he and Kyle formed a bond closer to brotherhood. Kyle and Syrene met in Frelia ten years before the War of the Stones, therefore, in the year 793. Kyle was sent to deliver a letter to King Hayden, and encountered some bandits along the way. Kyle tried to drive them off singlehandedly, and was in trouble when Syrene came to his aid. She then showed him around Frelia, and he delighted in the sight of the sea, not having seen it because of the fact that Renais is a landlocked country.
- Main article: Kyle/Supports
Kyle, Ardent Knight
His service to the royal family of Renais continued without change. He became a battalion commander and gained much trust and responsibility for training new recruits.
Kyle and Lute
After the war, Kyle and Lute were married in Renais. Kyle's friends were disturbed by his choice of brides, but they could not deny his happiness. Before long, they had a son, and Kyle dedicated himself to his upbringing.
Kyle and Forde
Sometimes, the greatest friends also differ greatly in personality. When Kyle and Forde returned home, they were celebrated in song and story. They lived their days in happiness, as dearest friends and toughest rivals.
Kyle and Syrene
After the war, Kyle visited Frelia, where he was greeted with a warm reception by Syrene. After the two retired, they were wed. They raised a daughter whose skill in martial arts and etiquette excelled.
|“||Prince Ephraim! Lead us to glory...||”|
— Death quote
Kyle: "Sir Orson! You betrayed your master, Prince Ephraim, to Grado. Have you forgotten what it means to be a knight?"
Orson: "Kyle... You know nothing... I am happy now."
Fire Emblem Cipher
Kyle is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Kyle|
|Devoted Green Great Knight, Kyle|
|"Why must you always fail to do as a true knight ought and stand at the vanguard, facing your foes head-on?"|
|Attack: 60||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Great Knight||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Elite Renais Commander: [Trigger] If this unit is in the Front Line, non-lord enemies in the Front Line cannot inflict critical hits.|
Gallant Prince's Twin Knights: [Always] If you have an allied "Ephraim" or "Forde", this unit gains +10 attack.
|Card #B11-023HN • Artist: Megumi Nagahama|
|Ardent Knight, Kyle|
|"My life has been yours since the moment I took my chivalric vows."|
|Attack: 40||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Cavalier||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Renais's Green and Red: [Always] While this unit is being supported by "Forde", this unit gains +30 attack.|
Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B11-024N • Artist: Megumi Nagahama|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Kyle .
|The Sacred Stones.||A steadfast and honorable cavalier
in sworn service to Renais.
- Kyle has a sister named Mia, who lives in Frelia. This is not the same Mia that appears in Path of Radiance. The characters do not share a name in Japanese.
- In the English version, there is a typo in Kyle and Syrene's C support conversation where Kyle refers to Syrene as Selena. Syrene and Selena's names are pretty similar, which explains the names getting mixed-up.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
A name of Gaelic origin meaning "strait of water".
Officially romanized as Kyle.
Artwork of Kyle from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
Beta portrait of Kyle from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
- "Isn't it important to have an heir to carry your standard when you're gone? Take your sister, Mia--she married into a nice Frelian family, didn't she? I'm just curious who would ever settle for such an uptight knight as you." — Forde to Kyle in a support conversation, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|