The Children of Fire Emblem Fates

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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.

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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.

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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

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Azura and Shigure

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Corrin (Male) and Kanna (Female)

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Corrin (Female) and Kanna (Male)

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Jakob and Deere

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Kaze and Midoriko

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Silas and Sophie


Birthright

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Asama and Mitama

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Hinata and Hisame

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Nishiki and Kinu

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Ryoma and Shinome

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Saizou and Gurei

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Subaki and Matoi

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Takumi and Kisaragi

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Tsukuyomi and Syalla


Conquest

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Arthur and Lutz

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Benoit and Ignis

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Flannel and Velour

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Lazward and Soleil

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Leo and Foleo

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Odin and Ophelia

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Xander and Siegbert

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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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DISCUSSION

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Am I imagining things, or do some of those kids look remarkably like characters from Awakenings? Gurei and Matoi look quite similar to Gaius and Cordelia (right down to the ever-present lollipops for the former and the wing hair clip for the latter) and Syalla is very Tharja-like.

I know that Lazward and Odin are supposed to actually be Inigo and Owain, with Severa along with them, though I’d love to know how the hell they ended up in If’s world.