As I’ve already talked about at length, breeding the characters in your army is a big part of Fire Emblem Fates. But which parents create which children, you may wonder.

To answer that, let’s first look at the ground rules of breeding in Fire Emblem Fates. It is the father—not the mother—that determines which child is born. However, the child’s hair color will always be inherited from the mother.

There are two exceptions to this clearly defined father/child link: Female Corrin and Azura each have their own unique child—in addition to the child of the man each falls in love with.

While there are 24 adult male playable main characters across the three versions of the game, only 19 produce unique offspring. (Though any main character—male, female, or child—can breed with a Corrin of the opposite sex to produce her aforementioned child.) These fathers and their children are presented in the gallery below.

[*Note: Whenever possible, I have used the English names for the characters. However, as the game is not yet out in the West, more name changes are likely to occur before its release.]


Birthright and Conquest


Azura and Shigure

Corrin (Male) and Kanna (Female)


Corrin (Female) and Kanna (Male)

Jakob and Deere


Kaze and Midoriko

Silas and Sophie



Asama and Mitama

Hinata and Hisame


Nishiki and Kinu

Ryoma and Shinome


Saizou and Gurei

Subaki and Matoi


Takumi and Kisaragi

Tsukuyomi and Syalla



Arthur and Lutz

Benoit and Ignis


Flannel and Velour

Lazward and Soleil


Leo and Foleo

Odin and Ophelia


Xander and Siegbert

Zero and Éponine

Fire Emblem Fates was released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on June 25, 2015. It will be released in the US sometime in 2016.


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