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|“||I know that, Father. That's why I want to go. We owe him our lives, and I want to repay him. My bow may not be all that much, but I know I can be of service!||”|
— Rebecca in Chapter 11
Rebecca (Japanese: レベッカ Rebacca) is a 15-year old Archer appearing in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Initially joining Eliwood in order to repay him for saving her village and to try and find her long lost brother, she later becomes a devoted member of Pherae's army and ends up giving birth to a son Wolt who helps out Roy in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
Rebecca was born in a village in Pherae, Lycia in a stable family that consists of the village magistrate as her father, an unseen mother, and her older brother Dan; this village is also where Wil hails from, and the two were childhood friends. In her spare time, Rebecca not only learnt how to cook well, but also to wield a bow in order to hunt.
Despite her idyllic early life, Rebecca found herself alone at the age of ten, five years prior to the start of the game; while still with her parents, Dan and Wil chose to leave the village in order to have adventures in the world and to hopefully come back rich. Rebecca initially accepted this departure, but upon receiving no written word from either over five years, she gradually grew more frustrated. Regardless, she keeps herself hopeful that the two will one day return.
Rebecca is first seen shortly after Eliwood elects to leave Pherae to look for Elbert. Just before leaving the area, a nearby village ends up falling to bandits led by Groznyi; the cavalier Lowen rides out from it to report the state to Eliwood, and in his tow are two people from the village: Mark and Rebecca. The latter informs Eliwood of the banditry, and Eliwood chooses to assist her as one last task before he leaves Pherae. After defeating Groznyi, Rebecca elects to continue to journey with Eliwood, claiming that not only does she plan on repaying him, but also that she may end up meeting her brother again. Amid her continued persistence, her father begrudgingly allows her to travel with him, on the condition that she strictly obeys him at all times.
Just after helping Eliwood liberate Caelin from a surprise attack by Laus, Rebecca ends up reuniting with her childhood friend Wil, who ended up getting enlisted in Caelin's army. In addition, Rebecca also comes across a familiar face; while claiming otherwise, the pirate Dart reminds Rebecca of her older brother, to the point where he even has the same scars as him from an incident with a stag. While continuing to deny his relation to her, he does admit there exists the possibility the two know each other due to him having amnesia starting five years prior, the same time that Dan and Wil left Pherae, and the same time the two split during their adventures.
In all her endings, Rebecca elects to return to the village in Pherae, but she continues to stay in service to Pherae. Depending on the player's actions, however, she may return there with a new significant other, consisting of either Wil, Lowen, or Sain. In her paired endings, Rebecca is noted to give birth to a "green-haired son" that shares her skill with the bow, a description that matches Wolt; while she herself does not appear, Wolt fulfills a similar role in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, acting as a close friend to Roy, the son of the man whom Rebecca wanted to repay, and he inherits her starting class of being an archer. Owing that Wolt's character description claims that he is Roy's milk-brother, this also means that Rebecca concurrently breast-fed an infant Roy with her own infant son due to the early death of Roy's mother.
Starting stats and growth rates
Eliwood's tale Hector's tale
Promotion stat gains
Rebecca is one of two characters in the game that fulfills the Gordin archetype, along with Wil. As such, she starts off as a particularly weak unit, especially in the start of the game; in the first chapter she appears in, she can only deal about seven damage to opposing enemies, she cannot double attack, and her low defence and starting HP can make her very fragile. Despite this, it is recommended that the player continue to raise Rebecca; owing to high speed growths in skill, speed, and luck, Rebecca will starting dodging more often as time passes, and while her strength growth may not be completely reliable, her double attacking prowess will likely making up for this, as well as her extremely high evasion rate. However due to her being mostly used for chip damage at base she will have a hard time getting levels without favoritism. She will additionaly be mostly useless on enemy phase which is particularly bad in a game with high enemy densitiy and low enemy quality such as The Blazing Blade, not to mention the extremely powerful 1-2 range weapons available in the game.
In addition, Rebecca's support options are all considered quite good, due to her fire affinity, as well as the fact that most of her potential support partners have either the wind or fire affinity, thus increasing her attack slightly, and significantly increasing her evasion, hit percentage, and critical rate. However Rebecca will be unable to make use of her good support options on faster playthroughs because of how long they take to build.
Overall, Rebecca is a fun character to use that will grow into a strong unit given enough resources. However if the player desires to complete the game quickly, then they will likely find little use of Rebecca due to her being locked to 2 range, lack of a mount and her bad bases.
Comparison to Wil
Compared to Wil, Rebecca has higher growths in speed, luck, and resistance; as a result, she will have a better chance at evading attacks aimed at her, whereas Wil, with better defence and HP growths, will do a better job at absorbing blows. Despite this, it is difficult to ascertain which archer is better, owing to availabilities that are not significantly different, equivalent skill, light weapons that can circumvent their constitutions, and potential to lack in a certain stat (strength for Rebecca and speed for Wil); as such, it is up to personal preference on who to use for archery. Due to the fact that two Orion's Bolts can be obtained in the game, however, there is little risk in using both in tandem, and on the contrary, using the two together is recommended over using just one due to their ability to support both with each other and the ability to form a support triangle with Dart.
Comparison to Rath
Compared to Rath, almost all of Rebecca's growths are superior, with the exception of HP and strength; Rath, however, comes with superior movement and rescuing potential due to being a mounted unit, and he also has the ability to use swords upon promotion, at the cost of taking extra damage from weapons effective on cavalry and with counterproductive availability. While it is again possible to use Rath and Rebecca together due to the presence of two attainable Orion's Bolts in the game, it is likely the least conducive of the potential combinations of bow users; Rath and Rebecca cannot support with each other, and their only common support option is Wil. Using all three, however, can be seen as superfluous, since bow users are locked to 2 range (besides Rath if promoted) and only deal ×2 effective damage to enemy flyers.
Rebecca is one of the characters added to the game in the Blazing Shadows update, and became available for summoning by players on March 14, 2017. Only one variation of Rebecca is currently available in Heroes, based on her The Blazing Blade incarnation.
★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|Silver Bow||★★★||200 SP|
|Silver Bow+||★★★★★||300 SP|
|Rebecca's Bow||★★★★★||400 SP|
|Ardent Sacrifice||★★★★★||150 SP|
|A||Darting Blow 1||★★★||50 SP|
|A||Darting Blow 2||★★★||100 SP|
|A||Darting Blow 3||★★★★||200 SP|
|B||Seal Atk 1||★★★||40 SP|
|B||Seal Atk 2||★★★★||80 SP|
|B||Seal Atk 3||★★★★★||160 SP|
Personality and Character
Rebecca initially appears as a tomboy to most characters around her; to Eliwood, notably, she shows a refusal to flee when her village is attacked by bandits, and instead opts to fight with the bow.
Rebecca's insistence on leaving her village also draws the ire of her father, who eventually relents after calling the youth as stubborn as her own mother. Rebecca also takes a considerably more forceful position in romance than other female characters as well; notably, she kicks Wil in the stomach when he speaks about his adventures after leaving their village, berates and refuses to listen to him when he tries to make it up, and in a particularly strong case, outright rejects and later insults Sain's numerous romantic advances on her, to the point of calling him a pig in their last support. Despite these tomboyish tendecies, Rebecca is aware of her own temperament, and upon meeting Louise, Rebecca implores the noble to teach her how to act like a proper woman.
True to being fifteen years old, however, Rebecca does show a softer, "girlier" side multiple times in the game. Rebecca's view on romance does seem more in line for someone of her age with some subjects. An example occurs in supports with Lowen; compared to other males in the game, Rebecca warms up considerably more to Lowen, and while recounting the supposed tale of how Lowen supposedly saved her, she embellishes countless details her retelling. While she does not fall in love with Raven, she does show interest in him at first, claiming that while Raven's demeanour is quite callous, she likes his physical appearance; as noted by Raven himself, she still acts like a young child when she starts crying in front of him. Supports with the similarly-aged Nino also show this side of Rebecca; upon teaching the young mage how to construct necklaces out of dried berries, the two briefly discuss their crushes, with Nino giving Rebecca the necklace she made so that the archer can try to romance her love.
- Main article: Rebecca/Supports
Rebecca, A Wildflower
Rebecca returned to her father then pledged service to House Pherae. She has formed a family, and yet she still serves Pherae well.
Rebecca, A Wildflower, and Lowen, Swift Knight
Rebecca and Lowen were wed, and they became two of Eliwood's most trusted retainers. Their green-haired son inherited his father's chivalrous spirit, as well as his mother's smile and skill with a bow.
Rebecca, A Wildflower, and Wil, Archer Without Equal
After their journey, Rebecca continued to work for Eliwood and became his most trusted retainer. Her childhood friend, Wil, joined her in service to Pherae. The son they later had shared their archery skills.
Rebecca, A Wildflower, and Sain, the Green Lance
When her grandfather died, Lyn asked that Caelin be taken under Ostian protection. Sain requested a discharge and moved to Pherae with his beloved Rebecca. Their son is nothing like his father, thankfully.
|“||Forgive me... Brother...||”|
Final Chapter: Light quote
|“||I'll do whatever I can to help!||”|
Battle History quotes
|“||Th-That's incredible! I'm so envious.||”|
— Rebecca, with S or A rank
|“||I guess it's OK. That's what I think.||”|
— Rebecca, with B or C rank
|“||I guess a country girl like me isn't helping...||”|
— Rebecca, with D or E rank
|“||Um, Mark. Can I ask you something? Do you think Dart and I...have anything in common? What? Not at all? Hmmm... I don't know, there's something about him.||”|
— Rebecca in Hector's tale, Chapter 19: The Dread Isle
- Main article: Rebecca/Quotes (Heroes)
Rebecca appears in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance's art gallery.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Rebecca is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Rebecca|
|A Wildflower, Rebecca|
|"My bow may not be all that much, but I know I can be of service!"|
"Brother? Sorry... From behind, you look just like my brother."
|Attack: 50||Support: X||Range: 2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Sniper||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|"I'll do what I can!": [Always] During your turn, while this unit is in the Front Line, this unit gains +10 attack.|
Anti-Fliers: [Always] If this unit is attacking a unit, this unit gains +30 attack.
Village Girl's Reward: [Support] Until the end of the battle, this card's support value is equal to the number of cards in your lord's stack times 10 (the amount of cards under your Main Character, plus the top card).
|Card #B07-024R(+) • Artist: Fumi|
|Bright Village Girl, Rebecca|
|"I hunt almost every day, and I have some skill with a bow."|
|Attack: 30||Support: 20||Range: 2||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Archer||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Famed Hunter: [Activate] [Once per turn] Move this unit to the Front Line. This skill cannot be used if this unit is tapped.|
Anti-Fliers: [Always] If this unit is attacking a unit, this unit gains +30 attack.
Cover Emblem: [Support] After this battle, you may move your attacking unit.
|Card #B07-025N • Artist: 46|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Rebecca .
|The Blazing Blade||A youth from Pherae. Very
helpful and bright.
|Heroes||A girl who lives in a remote village and spends
her time hunting. Kind and sociable. Appears
in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
- Rebecca's archer sprite is unique in the Game Boy Advance series; instead of the long hair seen on Dorothy and Neimi, Rebecca's sprite instead has the bandana and pigtails that appear in her portrait and official art.
- The game claims that Rebecca dies if she is felled in battle, despite the fact that she is integral to the continuity from The Blazing Blade to The Binding Blade.
- A character named Rebecca also appears in TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles, though the katakana rendering of their names is slightly different.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Officially romanized as Rebacca; misromanization of above name.
Artwork of Rebecca from The Blazing Blade.
- Fire Emblem 7: Rebecca Artbook Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 10 January 2019
- "[Wolt's] mother, Rebecca, was Roy's wet nurse, and so the two share a sibling-like relationship." — Fire Emblem 6: Wolt Artbook Translation, kantopia, Published: 13 June 2014, Retrieved: 20 November 2020
- Rebecca Voice - Fire Emblem Heroes (Game) | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 10 January 2019
- "Eliwood: Rebecca, stay here, and keep out of sight.
Rebecca: If it pleases you, milord, I would rather fight. I hunt almost every day, and I have some skill with a bow.
Eliwood: Is that so? Very well, but be careful!" — Rebecca discusses her plans just before engaging bandits with Eliwood in Chapter 11: Taking Leave, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
- "Elder: Dear me... You're just as stubborn as your mother was.
Rebecca:I'm sorry, Father..." — Rebecca just before leaving her village in Chapter 11: Taking Leave, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
- "Wil: Rebecca? What's wrong? Why is your face all--
Wil: .......You kicked me... ...in the stomach" — Rebecca and Wil's B support, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
- "Wil: You can't let it go, can you? That stuff from when we were little...
Rebecca: Shut up! You don't know me! I'm no one to you!" — Rebecca and Wil's A support, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
- "Rebecca: Look, I'm nobody's maiden, all right? I'm just a girl from a small village, OK?
Sain: For one so lovely, humble beginnings matter not! Dear Rebecca, take my hand!
Rebecca: Uhh, no thanks. I think I'd rather walk." — Sain and Rebecca's C support, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
- "Rebecca: Then Sain... You won't mind if I go and tell Lady Lyndis about us right away?
Sain: ...Ahhh, sure you can. ...If you feel you must.
Rebecca: I knew it! Sain, you're a pig!" — Rebecca and Sain's A support, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
- "Louise: What is it, dear? I would do anything in my power.
Rebecca: Please...teach me how to be a proper lady!" — Rebecca and Louise's C support, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
- "Rebecca: Anyway, just as their fiendish grip on our village began to tighten, you appeared, Sir Lowen, on your white steed...
Lowen: But...my horse is sorrel.
Rebecca: This is the way I prefer to remember it, milord. Please don’t ruin it by correcting me!" — Lowen and Rebecca's C support, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
- "Ah... Scary... But maybe not all that bad inside? Sure liked what I saw on the outside! Tee hee..." — Rebecca in her and Raven's C support, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
- "...Don't cry. Hmm..you may be tough, but you're still a child." — Raven in his and Rebecca's A support, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
- "Nino: Rebecca, did you give a necklace to someone?
Rebecca: Well, I... It's a secret...
Nino: Hmm... Here... Take it." — Nino and Rebecca's C support, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
- Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Rebecca, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 10 January 2019
|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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