Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes — All characters and paths

Fire Emblem Three Hopes Three Paths
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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes features many of the same characters from the hit Fire Emblem: Three Houses RPG. However, this is a new story with new possibilities where you no longer play as Byleth. Much like Three Houses, this Warriors game has you choose which group of people you want to align yourself with. This will allow you to get to know these characters better and will unlock unique dialogue specific to them. Here are all of the characters we know of so far.

WARNING: There are some spoilers from the original Fire Emblem: Three Houses on this page as well as spoilers for Three Hopes. If you don't want character info or plot points spoiled for you, read no further.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes — Three paths

One of the big draws in the original Fire Emblem: Three Houses RPG was the replay value provided by the three different paths you could take. Going along with this same energy, the Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes spin-off allows players to align with one of three groups:

  • Scarlet Blaze path: Align with Edelgard and her followers in the Adrestian Empire.
  • Azure Gleam path: Follow Dimitiri and his allies in the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus.
  • Golden Wildfire path: Join Claude and the rest of his Leicester Alliance friends.

Regardless of which path you choose, you'll always be able to play as Shez and have Byleth as your antagonist.

This spinoff is bigger than the original Three Houses game, requiring 13.4GB of space. This hopefully means there's a lot of content to get through. Additionally, you'll want to make sure you have enough room on your best microSD card.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes — Characters

Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes Shez (Image credit: Koei Tecmo)

There are a handful of characters who can be seen in multiple paths. Some of these characters are playable while other non-playable characters are important to the story.

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"Shez" (F/M) The main character who is out to defeat Byleth. They can have any name and can be male or female.
Arval Saved Shez before they were killed by Byleth and talks to the main character in their head, similarly to how Sothis speaks to Byleth.
Byleth Eisner (M/F) The main antagonist in Three Hopes known as "The Ashen Demon" to Shez. The player chooses if they are male or female.
Sothis A mystical girl who saved Byleth in the beginning of Three Houses and speaks to them in their mind.
Monica von Ochs A student at Garreg Mach Monastery who was imprisoned by an evil woman named Kronya. She is freed by Shez and their students at the start of the game.
Holst Goneril Hilda's brother who is known for his skill in battle as greatest general in the Leicester Alliance.
Leopold von Bergliez Caspar's father and the imperial army's commander-in-chief.
Jeralt Reus Eisner Byleth's father and a skilled mercenary. He grew distrustful of Rhea when his wife died suddenly after going into labor while in her care.
Rhea/Seiros/The Immaculate One The archbishop of the Church of Seiros who used to command Jeralt when he was a Knight of Seiros. Upon meeting Byleth, she made them a professor at the academy.
Rodrigue Achille Fraldarius Felix's father and a powerful warrior. Dimitri reveres him as a father-figure.
Anna A recurring character in the Fire Emblem franchise who serves as a Merchant in Three Hopes.
Yuri Leclerc Leader of the Ashen Wolves from the Cindered Shadows Three Houses DLC who lived with his classmates under Garreg Mach in a secret society. He can be stern and blunt but is also very compassionate. His weapon of choice is the sword.
Constance von Nuvelle A member of the Ashen Wolves who used to be a noble within the Adrestian Empire, but the traumatic fall of her house lead her to have a split personality that triggers when she is in sunlight. She is also a gifted magic wielder.
Balthus von Albrecht A strong member of the Ashen Wolves who weilds a large ax. He's seriously in debt and prefers to run away from uncomfortable situations, but he's also a caring individual.
Hapi She ran away from home as a child in order to see the world, but was abducted by a group of people who performed magical experiments on her. Because of this, she attracts monsters whenever she sighs. She eventually found herself as a member of the Ashen Wolves.
Seteth He's Rhea's second-in-command and older brother of Flayn. Above all else, he is a man who cares a lot about orderliness and propriety.
Flayn She lives at the monastery with her older brother Seteth who is very protective of her.
Alois Rangeld A Knight of Seiros who loves puns and thinks he's funnier than he actually is. A sturdy fighter with brawler and ax skills.
Gilbert Eddie Dominic Was once a Knight of Seiros who served Faerghus' King, but sees himself as an embarrassment since he wasn't there to save his king from assassination. Uses the surname of Pronislav to hide his shame and distance his reputation from his daughters'.
Hanneman von Essar A professor at Garreg Mach who focuses all of his studies around Crests. He is good with magic.
Manuela Casagranda One of the teachers at Garreg Mach who doesn't always think before talking and tends to get a bit tipsy when upset. She is good with magic and swords.
Jeritza von Hrym An instructor at the Officers Academy who is good with combat. He prefers to be alone rather than hang out with others and disappears sometimes.
Shamir Nevrand A mercenary who was roped into working as a Knight of Seiros. She is a powerful archer.
Randolph von Bergliez Caspar's step-uncle who became a general for the Adrestian Empire.
Judith von Daphnel The leading commander of the Leicester Alliance.
Ladislava Soldier of the Adrestian Empire and a Wyvern Rider.
Waldemar von Hevring A powerful magic wielder and Minister of Domestic Affairs in the Adrestian Empire. Also the father of Linhardt.
Matthias Raoul Gautier A nobleman in the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus who is also Sylvain's father.
Grégoire von Varley Bernadetta's abusive father and the Minister of Religious Affairs in the Adrestian Empire.
Count Gloucester Lorenz's father and head of the House of Gloucester within the Leicester Alliance.

The main playable characters available to you will depend on which path you take throughout the course of the game.

Edelgard and the Scarlet Blaze Path characters

Fire Emblem Three Hopes Shaz And Edelgard (Image credit: Nintendo)

If you choose to align with Edelgard and the Adrestian Empire, these will be the characters you play as.

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Edelgard von Hresvelg She wields an axe and has strong opinions as the heir to the Adrestian Empire. Her long goal is to get rid of the inequality caused by Crests and nobility. She is fueled by the horrible experimentations she unwillingly underwent in her youth which provided her with her own Crest.
Hubert von Vestra No one is more faithful to Edelgard than Hubert. This powerful man has been by her side since they were both young and uses his magic as she commands him to.
Dorothea Arnault A commoner who loves to act, sing, and entertain. Her magic is helpful for offensive attacks but also for healing allies.
Bernadetta von Varley This gifted archer was raised by an abusive father and as such has low self-esteem and prefers to spend time alone.
Ferdinand von Aegir A competitive nobleman who wants more equality between people of different classes. He wields a lance on the battlefield.
Caspar von Bergliez A seeker of justice who is skilled with the axe. He has been friends with Linhardt since they were young.
Petra Macneary She was born heir to the throne of Brigid, however, she was made a vassal to the Adrestian Empire as part of the alliance made between the two kingdoms. She fights along Edelgard's side with her sword.
Linhardt von Hevring He's a powerful magician, but he'd rather spend his time daydreaming or better yet, sleeping.

Dimitri and the Azure Gleam path characters

Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes Dimitri (Image credit: Nintendo (screenshot))

If you choose to align with Dimitri and the Kingdom of Faerghus, these will be your playable characters.

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Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd The crown prince of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus and stepbrother to Edelgard. He wields a lance atop his horse. When Dimitri was young, he developed a crush on Edelgard and gifted her a dagger when he learned she was being sent back to the Empire.
Dedue Molinaro Dimitri's best friend and trusted protector. He comes from Duscur and his people were blamed for the death of King Lambert. Dimitri saved him from death and so he serves the prince unconditionally.
Mercedes von Martritz She and her mother fled her stepfather's home when she was 10 and was raised in a church. This led her to become very religious and she mostly uses her magical powers to heal allies.
Ashe Ubert His parents died leaving him to raise his siblings. This being a hard task, he reluctantly turned to a life of theft to keep everyone cared for. He's skilled with a bow and arrow.
Felix Hugo Fraldarius Was a close childhood friend of Dimitri. He distanced himself from the crown prince after two key events. Firstly, his older brother died in service to the king, and then later he witnessed beast-like bloodlust from Dimitri when they were in battle.
Annette Fantine Dominic Her father was a knight under King Lampert and was disgraced after not being there to protect the king from assassination. She is a skilled magic user and close friends with Mercedes.
Sylvain Jose Gautier He grew up with Dimitri, Felix, and Ingrid. When it was discovered that Sylvain had a Crest, his parents basically neglected and disowned his older brother who did not have one. Because of this, his older brother has attempted to kill him several times, but Sylvain remains understanding of the situation.
Ingrid Brandl Galatea She was engaged at birth to Felix's brother but then he died at the Tragedy of Duscur. Her sole focus has been to become a knight to honor her felled fiance.

Claude and the Golden Wildfire path characters

Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes Claude (Image credit: Nintendo (screenshot))

Choosing Claude and the Leicester Alliance means you will unlock these playable characters.

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Claude von Riegan A skilled archer who has been discriminated against since childhood for being part Fódlan, part Almyran. He learned to hide his cunning nature with a prankster's attitude and wants everyone to unite despite their race, rank, or Crest. He was finally seen as the legitimate heir to the Almyra throne just before going to school.
Hilda Valentine Goneril Her older brother, Holst, is a legend who many assumed would take the Almyran throne before Claude was legitimized. She's Claude's right hand and lazy as all get out, but she is also skilled with an ax.
Lorenz Hellman Gloucester He often tries flirting with ladies, but his arrogant attitude is completely offputting. He's the son of a nobleman and rides a horse with lance in hand into battle.
Raphael Kirsten A merchant's son who chose to become a knight after his parents were killed by a monster. He's very focused on his muscular physique, but also a kind soul.
Ignatz Victor He is also the son of merchants and has a keen eye for art and books. In battle, he wields a bow and arrow.
Lysithea von Ordelia She is a magical prodigy and much younger than the rest of the people around her. However, she hates being referenced as young or little.
Marianne von Edmund A reserved young woman with magical talents. She was raised by her uncle after her parents died. Her uncle paid the Garreg Mach Monastery so they wouldn't look into her Crest.
Leonie Pinelli She is a hunter-turned mercenary who apprenticed under Byleth's stepfather, Jeralt, for a time. She uses a lance while mounted on a horse.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Enemies

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There are several different characters that you'll come across during the course of your journey, but some of them can only be encountered by going down specific paths.

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Volkhard von Arundel A deceitful Dark Knight magic wielder who serves as regent of the Adrestian Empire.
Ludwig von Aegir Ferdinand's father and Prime Minister of the Adrestian Empire.
Rufus Blaiddyd Dimitri's uncle who secretly killed Dimitri's father in order to take the throne. Seen in the Azure Gleam path.
Cornelia Arnim A sorceress who works for Rufus but mostly cares about her own interests and rising to power.
Shahid Crown King of Almyra who absolutely hates Claude and is out to destroy the Leicester Alliance. He rides a Wyvern into battle.
Nader A Wyvern Lord and general of Almyra known as Nader the undefeated.
Kronya A terrifying mage with a sadistically upbeat personality. She works for Solon and Thales.
Solon An incredibly powerful magic weilder who unsuccessfully attempted to disguise himself as Tomas the Librarian at Garreg Mach. He's a dangerous individual who likes to summon monsters.
Thales Leader of the evil faction Those Who Slither in the Dark and an enemy of the Church of Seiros. He operates under a false alias.

Keep your allies close and your enemies closer

With Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes' release date of June 24 around the corner, it's a great time to read up on the game to prepare. The path you choose determines which characters will be your allies and which ones will be your enemies. Regardless of what decision you make, there will be unique dialogue and character interactions to uncover. That makes it so the game provides plenty of replay value if you want to play again and see where another path takes you.

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