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Schaeffer's portrait in Path of Radiance.







Starting class



KKKKCCCCHHHHH!!! Don't forget, we've got all the other priests under our control. Unless you want 'em to meet the goddess early, do as you're told!
— Schaeffer

Schaeffer (Japanese: シークコ Sirkuko) is a mercenary commander who was employed by the Daein army during the Mad King's War. He and his army fought back against Ike and the Crimean army in their visit to the Palmeni Shrine, using the shrine's priests as human shields.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance


Schaeffer is the boss of Chapter 22. The chapter's objective is to defeat him.


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Level 12
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Constitution 13
Max HP 51 Speed 18
Strength 21 Luck 8
Magic 4 Defense 19
Skill 16 Resistance 9
Movement 7 Weight 14
Inventory Skills
Killer Axe
Killer BowThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
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GCNRankFire.gif -- GCNRankThunder.gif -- GCNRankWind.gif -- GCNRankStaff.gif --

Personality and character

Schaeffer is brutish and cowardly, choosing to force the Palmeni hostages to fight in order to protect himself and his men from the Crimean forces,[1] and threatening to murder them if they revealed to Ike's forces that Schaeffer and his men were present. He was somewhat fearful himself, however, as he fought the Crimean army only out of paranoia at the idea that they would kill him for working for Daein.[2] He seemed to be particularly terrified around laguz, even by Daein standards. Even when he died, he insisted that he failed only because he didn't use enough priests as hostages, and because he should have brought and used babies.


Battle quotes

Hey, robes! If I get so much as scratched, you better get to healing!
— Schaeffer, as the boss of Chapter 22 in Path of Radiance.
Yeowch! Look at that ugly thing! It's a...sub-human!
— Schaeffer, when fighting any beast tribe laguz in Chapter 22 in Path of Radiance.
Fly-flying freak! Bows! Get your bows! Bring 'em down!
— Schaeffer, when fighting any bird tribe laguz in Chapter 22 in Path of Radiance.
Schaeffer: Bah! So you've made it this far, have you? Tell me, how many pathetic priests did you have to kill to get here? Come on, five? More? They're pretty scrawny... You could probably take ten or so without breakin' a sweat.
Ike: Cowardly cur! Time to stop hiding and fight like a man!

— Schaeffer, when fighting Ike in Chapter 22 of Path of Radiance.
Heh heh heh. Now here's a familiar face! It's one of Daein's old generals! Look, I'm a coward, and you're a traitor! Let's be friends! Whattya say?
— Schaeffer, when fighting Tauroneo in Chapter 22 in Path of Radiance.
I'm pretty sure you herons don't know how to fight. Lucky me! I'm gonna kill ya, stuff ya, and mount ya in my den!
— Schaeffer, when fighting Reyson in Chapter 22 in Path of Radiance.

Death quotes

...Gwaar... Haaaarr... Haaaaaa... Shoulda brought...more priests... Or some...babies... Dang...
— Schaeffer, as the boss of Chapter 22 in Path of Radiance.

Other appearances


Etymology and other languages

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


Schaeffer is a surname of German origin, which originally referred to the steward of a household.



Romanized as SIRKUKO in his internal file name.



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  1. "Schaeffer: Hey! Bring out the others! You fools are gonna be our shields.
    Tomenami: What?
    Schaeffer: Gahar har har! Gahar har har har! See? You ain't so useless after all!
    Ike: You filthy dogs! Those are innocent people! You can't...
    Tomenami: Oh...mercy... Please help me...
    Schaeffer: Hey! If ya don't want them perty robes of yours to turn red, you'll attack these scum! If ya even think about betraying us, I'll kill every one of ya!
    Tomenami: can't......Crimeans, please... Forgive us...We cannot allow our brothers to die.
    Ike: This cowardice will not stand! These priests are being made to fight against their will. We've got to try and save as many of them as possible! Let's go!
    " — Schaeffer, Tomenami, and Ike, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  2. "Schaeffer: What did you say? The Crimean army is here?
    Tomenami: They want to investigate the temple. What should I tell them?
    Schaeffer: Crud! This ain't good. I don't know what they're after, but if they find us mercenaries who sided with Daein, they'll wipe us out!
    Tomenami: It is all the will of the goddess. Resign yourself to your fate... Accept it.
    Schaeffer: Bat dung! No one's gonna roll over and die! Dying's for sissies! So tell me, how many are there?
    Tomenami: There appears to be ten or so, including the women.
    Schaeffer: Gahar har har! That's good news!
    Tomenami: It is?
    Schaeffer: If that's the lot of them, we can take care of this on our own. It'll be like stealin' a baby from the cradle! Right, then, here's the plan. Pretend like you wanna help 'em, then lead 'em inside. And listen good! You'd best not whisper a word about us being here! Or else...Kkkkccchhhhh!
    Tomenami: B-but I couldn't... What you ask is beyond me--
    Schaeffer: KKKKCCCCHHHHH!!! Don't forget, we've got all the other priests under our control. Unless you want 'em to meet the goddess early, do as you're told!
    " — Schaeffer and Tomenami, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
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Playable characters AstridBastianBoydBromCalillDevdanElinciaEnaGatrieGiffcaGeoffreyHaarIkeIlyanaJanaffJillKieranLargoLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMiaMistMordecaiMuarimNaesalaNasirNepheneeOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSorenSotheStefanTanithTauroneoTibarnTitaniaTormodUlkiVolkeZihark
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Chapters P: Mercenaries • 1: The Battle Begins • 2: Rescue • 3: Pirates Aground • 4: Roadside Battle • 5: Flight! • 6: A Brief Diversion • 7: Shades of Evil • 8: Despair and Hope • 9: Gallia • 10: Prisoner Release • 11: Blood Runs Red • 12: A Strange Land • 13: A Guiding Wind • 14: Training • 15: The Feral Frontier • 16: The Atonement • 17: Day Breaks (part 1part 2part 3part 4) • 18: Crimea Marches • 19: Entrusted • 20: Defending Talrega • 21: Without a King • 22: Solo • 23: The Great Bridge • 24: Battle Reunion • 25: Strange Lands • 26: Clash! • 27: Moment of Fate (part 1part 2) • 28: Twisted Tower • Endgame: RepatriationTrial Maps
Locations TelliusBegnion (Sienne) • CrimeaDaein (NevassaTalrega) • GalliaGoldoaGrann DesertGritnea TowerKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguz) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
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