|“||Forget it, Lyre. The captain knows who slaves day and night to keep the army running smoothly!||”|
Three years later, Kyza and Lyre, now his subordinate, fought in the war between the Laguz Alliance and Begnion under Ranulf's command, accompanying him on the invasion of Begnion. He mediated conflicts between the laguz forces and their beorc allies in the Greil Mercenaries in order to maintain peace and order in the war effort. On the day of the battle of Soze Pass, he informed Ranulf of General Skrimir's decision to engage Zelgius in a duel, and was tasked by Ranulf with carving a quick path up the pass through Begnion forces so that he and Ike could come to Skrimir's aid. However, Skrimir lost this duel and was badly wounded by Zelgius, effectively putting an end to the war and forcing the Laguz Alliance to retreat back to Gallia. Kyza and Lyre assisted Ranulf in conducting the Gallian retreat back across the Ribahn River, where Lyre first noticed the approach of the Daein army as they attacked the retreating laguz, and the three split up to warn the flanks and call a halt to the retreat.
Kyza continued to serve with the Gallian army and the Greil Mercenaries as they retreated, and later joined the Apostle's Army with the rest of the Gallian forces to fight back against the senators of Begnion. He later participated in the battles against the Disciples of Order. After Ashera's defeat, Kyza continued to dutifully serve in the Gallian army.
Kyza is a playable unit who first becomes available in Part 3. He first joins Ike's party, and in Part 4 he can be allocated to any of the three armies.
Starting stats and growth rates
Personality and character
Seen by other members of the Gallian army as stuffy and boring, Kyza is a dutiful and diligent offier who works hard to maintain order in the Gallian army. He claimed to be an obedient subordinate to Ranulf who would quickly and efficiently execute his superior's orders, and he constantly trained himself to be ready for action at all times, even during times of peace. He tried to ensure there were no incidents between the beorc and laguz members of the Laguz Alliance army by taking a deferential approach, trying to convince Lyre to apologize to Shinon even though Shinon was the one taunting her. However, he has a tendency to try to ingratiate himself to Ranulf with over-the-top insistence that he will follow Ranulf's orders,  and he is not above bragging about his loyalty and accomplishments to Ranulf if it meant receiving a reward, and despite their friendship he was quick to criticize Lyre and highlight her flaws in comparison to himself, although she did the same first.
In the Japanese version of Radiant Dawn, Kyza's speech is notably very feminine in style, using pronouns and verbal tics which are almost exclusively seen in the speech of women. The Fire Emblem 20th Anniversary Encyclopedia describes his speech as being like that of an okama (a Japanese term for an effeminate homosexual man). Additionally, the Encyclopedia titles its section on Kyza "Body is male, heart is female?", which may suggest that Kyza was portrayed as a transgender woman in the Japanese version. The localization mostly removed the effeminate aspect of Kyza's personality from his main story dialogue, although his support lines still contain traces of the more flamboyant elements of this former characterization (e.g. "I hope you’re feeling as fabulous as I am").
Kyza, Dutiful Assistant
Kyza remained a dutiful Gallian warrior. He showed exemplary diligence, never neglecting to train–even in peacetime.
|“||...Commander Ranulf... Curse my fragile bones! My last breath... For Gallia! For...Ga–||”|
— Kyza, in Radiant Dawn.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Kyza is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Kyza|
|Dutiful Assistant, Kyza|
|"The captain knows who slaves day and night to keep the army running smoothly! If you want it, you'll have to take it!"|
|Attack: 70||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Beast Tribe||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Appropriate Assistance: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Send 1 card from your hand to the Retreat Area] Choose 1 non-"Kyza" card from your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand.|
Resurrection of the Demon King: [Always] If an allied "Ranulf" is present, this unit gains +10 attack.
|Card #B22-058N • Artist: Nekohayashi|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Kyza .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
• The character is known by this name in Path of Radiance, in his brief mention in a support between Lethe and Ranulf.
The PAL region English version of the games use "Kysha" for both Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, opting in the latter to maintain consistency with the former rather than correct a potential localization error (or whatever reason the North American localizers had in their use of "Kyza").
Officially romanized as Kisa.
- "Lethe: So...is Lyre in your unit now?
Ranulf: Yes, she is. She and her friend Kysha are giving me quite a hard time.
Lethe: Kysha is big and strong. You’ll have your hands full if they decide to give you trouble. Regardless, I’d still like you to show them the ropes." — Lethe and Ranulf, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- "Lyre: HISSSSSS!!!
Kyza: Stop! Don't make another move.
Lyre: Kyza! You should hear the garbage he's saying! He's the worst man I've ever met!
Kyza: He's a beorc, Lyre. Please accept my apology on behalf of my associate. Please, forgive her. Now you, Lyre. Apologize to him.
Lyre: What?! Why do I have to be the one to apologize?! That guy was the one who started it!
Kyza: Do you want me to report to Captain Ranulf that you couldn't control your temper and started a fight with a beorc?
Shinon: I'm waiting... I'd forgive you if you apologized. I am a nice guy, you know.
Lyre: What?! Never! You're lucky I don't claw that smile off your face!
Kyza: Lyre! I'm sorry... Maybe some other time. Excuse us." — Lyre, Kyza, and Shinon, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- "Lyre: Hey, Kyza... Do you smell that?
Kyza: I can't smell anything. What is it?
Lyre: Hm. Maybe it's just my imagination.
Ranulf: Think hard. What kind of smell?
Lyre: Hello, Captain Ranulf! Um, well... Let's see. What IS that smell? Oh, I know! It smells like one of those torches that the beorc use!
Kyza: Are we being pursued? I don't smell any beorc.
Ranulf: That's because the wind is blowing from the other side. Oh no... I have a bad feeling about this. Call a halt on the river crossing! Kyza, Lyre! Go tell everyone else. I'll make a run for the lead force and let them know! I just hope it's not too late!
Lyre: No... No! The enemy is here? No way!
Kyza: Lyre, run to the left wing and inform them of the situation. Lyre!" — Lyre, Kyza, and Ranulf, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- "Ranulf: So, it happens to be that I have a very rare and precious item in my possession. Which one of you thinks you deserve a gift?
Lyre: Ooo, me! Me! I want it!
Kyza: No, Captain! You should give it to me! After all, I’m your faithful servant.
Lyre: What!? No way! That stuffy know-it-all doesn’t need it! Look at me! I’m so tiny and helpless, I need all the help I can get. You wouldn’t want me to get hurt, would you?
Kyza: A stuffy know-it-all?! Oh, I say! How dare you, madam!? Captain Ranulf! You know that rewarding her behavior will only encourage her to act up in front of others! Have I not always followed your orders without question, both quickly and effectively?
Ranulf: All right, all right... Sheesh. You know, I personally don’t really care which of you gets it.
Lyre: You hold it right there, Kyza! I think you just called me a brat!
Kyza: Pfft. I’m only stating the obvious. If you don’t like it, don’t act so childish.
Lyre: Hmph! You stuck-up old alley cat!
Kyza: Stuck up?! Your mother would be ashamed at your lack of manners!
Ranulf: Argh! Stop already! I’m sorry I asked. Obviously I have to make the decision for you. All right, Kyza! This is yours. Take it.
Kyza: Oh, thank you! Thank you! You’ve made me the happiest person in the army, Captain! Hah!
Lyre: What!? Why!? Why did you give it to him!?
Ranulf: He’s your commanding officer.
Lyre: That’s not fair! He’s a stuffy old bore! And I’m wearing my prettiest collar...
Kyza: Forget it, Lyre. The captain knows who slaves day and night to keep the army running smoothly!
Lyre: No, no, no! The captain’s love is mine! All mine! Give it to me!
Kyza: If you want it, you’ll have to take it!
Lyre: Oh, you’re dead!
Ranulf: What is it with you two? Sigh..." — Ranulf, Lyre, and Kyza, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- "Ranulf: Kyza, can you carve us a path to the top?
Kyza: Certainly, Captain. I'd be happy to. We'll neutralize anyone in your way. You can count on me, sir." — Ranulf and Kyza, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- Amielleon, Kyza's Sexual/Gender Identity, Dreamwidth, Published: 2012-01-04, Retrieved: 2016-01-30
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|