Fire Emblem Engage takes place in the kingdom of Elyos, consisting of several nations that are the homelands of various allies you meet along the way.
With several new faces to meet in each location you visit, Fire Emblem Engage has quite an extensive character roster, each individual holding a unique personality and skills.
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With such a wide array of mysterious, lovable, and intriguing characters to keep track of, it can sometimes be unclear how many are in the game in total.
In Fire Emblem Engage, there are a total of 36 different playable characters in the game, as well as numerous NPCs and side characters you will meet during your journey through Elyos as Alear.
Follow along below for a complete list of these playable characters, as well as how to unlock them for yourself.
Table of Contents
- How Many Characters Are in Fire Emblem Engage?
- All Playable Characters in Fire Emblem Engage & How to Unlock Them
How Many Characters Are in Fire Emblem Engage?
In Fire Emblem Engage, there are three different character categories in the game – Unit, Emblem, and NPC.
Each character you meet in the game falls into one of these roles, with each one fulfilling its own game mechanic or story purposes.
Units are playable characters that Alear meets and befriend along their journey through Elyos, adding them to her combat squad as allies.
After recruiting a Unit, they will also appear around Somniel for Alear to interact with in between combat matches such as Trials or Skirmishes and Chapters of the game.
Once recruited, a Unit will arrive with a default Class, giving them a specific set of skills and potential playstyle in battle.
Emblems are the spirits of Fire Emblem characters of the past. These spirits are linked to special jewelry known as Emblem Rings. Emblem Rings can be attached to a Unit to boost their stats and abilities in battle and get the upper hand over powerful opponents.
There are a total of 15 different Emblem Rings in the game, each hosting one or more Emblems.
While not fully playable as standalone characters, Emblems are somewhat loosely playable through Engage Attacks, which allows the Unit to temporarily ‘fuse’ with the spirit of the Emblem, providing them with access to special attacks and abilities held only by the Emblem themselves.
Much like Units, Emblems will also appear around Somniel for Alear to interact and communicate with after acquiring their Emblem Rings.
Fire Emblem Engage has a variety of NPCs (non-playable characters) that you will meet along the way. However, some are much more significant than others.
Here are the most notable NPCs in the game, as well as the role that they play:
|Queen Lumera||Divine Dragon / Queen of Lythos / Mother to Alear|
|Sommie||Mysterious creature / Pet of Somniel|
|Eve||Queen of Firene / Mother to Alfred and Celine|
|Morion||King of Brodia / Father to Diamant and Alcryst|
|Seforia||Queen of Solm / Mother to Timerra and Fogado|
|Durthon||Armory shopkeeper at Somniel|
|Anisse||General Item shopkeeper at Somniel|
|Calney||Smithy shopkeeper at Somniel|
|Pinet||Boutique shopkeeper at Somniel|
|Sean||Firenese Doctor / Father to Jean|
All Playable Characters in Fire Emblem Engage & How to Unlock Them
Fire Emblem Engage has 36 playable characters, all falling into the Unit role.
You can choose and assign these Units into teams for each Chapter or battle, making the most of their unique Classes, playstyles, and skillsets.
Included in these playable units is the protagonist, Alear, as well as 29 additional Units that are unlocked automatically as you progress through Chapters of the main story.
Lastly, there are 6 Units that are optional and can be missed. These Units are recruited manually through either completing Prologues, or speaking to the Unit in question with Alear during combat, sometimes needing to defeat all other enemies before doing so.
Here’s a complete list of all playable characters in Fire Emblem Engage, their Base Classes, the Region they are from, and how to recruit them.
|Character Name||Base Class||Region||How to Recruit|
|Alear||Dragon Child||Lythos||Protgaonist – Player begins game as Alear.|
|Vander||Paladin||Lythos||Complete Chapter 1|
|Clanne||Mage||Lythos||Complete Chapter 2|
|Framme||Martial Monk||Lyhos||Complete Chapter 2|
|Alfred||Noble||Firene||Complete Chapter 3|
|Celine||Noble||Firene||Complete Chapter 4|
|Boucheron||Axe Fighter||Firene||Complete Chapter 3|
|Etie||Archer||Firene||Complete Chapter 3|
|Louis||Lance Armor||Firene||Complete Chapter 4|
|Chloe||Lance Flier||Firene||Complete Chapter 4|
|Jean||Martial Monk||Firene||Speak to Jean with Alear during Paralogue 1: A Budding Talent|
|Diamant||Lord||Brodia||Complete Chapter 8|
|Alcryst||Lord||Brodia||Complete Chapter 7|
|Amber||Lance Cavalier||Brodia||Complete Chapter 8|
|Jade||Axe Armor||Brodia||Speak to Jade with Alear or Diamant during the battle that takes place in Chapter 9.|
|Citrinne||Mage||Brodia||Complete Chapter 7|
|Lapis||Sword Fighter||Brodia||Complete Chapter 7|
|Yunaka||Thief||Brodia||Complete Chapter 6|
|Saphir||Knight||Brodia||Speak to Saphir with Alear during the battle that takes place in Chapter 19.|
|Ivy||Wing Tamer||Elusia||Complete Chapter 11|
|Hortensia||Wing Tamer||Elusia||Complete Chapter 14|
|Zelkov||Thief||Elusia||Complete Chapter 11|
|Kagetsu||Swordmaster||Elusia||Complete Chapter 11|
|Pandreo||High Priest||Solm||Complete Chapter 12|
|Bunet||Great Knight||Solm||Complete Chapter 12|
|Fogado||Sentinel||Solm||Complete Chapter 12|
|Timerra||Sentinel||Solm||Complete Chapter 13|
|Panette||Berserker||Solm||Complete Chapter 13|
|Merrin||Wolf Knight||Solm||Complete Chapter 13|
|Seadall||Dancer||Solm||Defeat every other enemy on the map besides Seadall during the Chapter 16 battle, and then speak to Seadall using Alear.|
|Rosado||Wyvern Knight||Elusia||Complete Chapter 16|
|Goldmary||Hero||Elusia||Complete Chapter 16|
|Anna||Axe Fighter||Elusia||Unlock the chest, then chase Anna down and speak with her as Alear during Paralogue 2: Mysterious Mechant.|
|Lindon||Scholar||Elusia||During the battle of Chapter 18, there will be an enemy Unit (Lindon) that is clearly having second thoughts. Speak to this Unit with Alear, and he will be convinced to join your team.|
|Veyle||Fell Child||Unknown||Complete Chapter 22|
|Mauvier||Royal Knight||Gradlon||Complete Chapter 21|
That’s everything you need to know about how many characters are in Fire Emblem Engage.
How many characters have you unlocked, and which Units are you having the most success with in your own playthrough?
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