Fire Emblem Players: Permadeath Or No Permadeath?

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In Fire Emblem: Fates, you can make it so that if you lose one of your characters in battle, they’re gone for good. You can also make it so that’s not the case, and they return in the next chapter.

I’m curious how those of you who are playing are approaching that question. Since I’d imagine it makes a difference whether you’re playing Birthright or the comparatively more difficult Conquest, I’ve done two polls. I know there are two non-permadeath difficulty options, but for this poll, I really only care if you have it on or off.


Are you a permadeather? Or do you choose one of the gentler options? Let’s see how it breaks down.

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There should be a follow-up question if you answer yes to permadeath. If you choose permadeath, do you actually abide by it, or do you simply reset the game when it happens? Because if it’s the latter, you should just choose no permadeath.

For the record, I have no horse in this race, as I haven’t played Fire Emblem (I’ll be starting Awakening soon!), although I prefer Final Fantasy Tactics’ compromise of giving you some time to resuscitate them before the permadeath takes effect.