Fire Emblem Series “Choose Your Legends” Analysis – Final Summary and Recap

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Over the last week, I took an in-depth look at the Fire Emblem Heroes “Choose Your Legends” poll. It is the first time there has ever been (what is essentially) a popularity poll of the Fire Emblem series conducted worldwide across every main entry in the series. For that reason I put a lot of time toward looking at the trends, characters, and other fun data that we can derive from it.

There are limitations to it of course, which I address on each individual post. I hope as a Fire Emblem fan you gain some nice insight form all this.

A big thank you to Elieson over on serenesforest.net for having organized the original graphs of data that I could then modify and format for purposes here.

I will be resuming my usual translations from tomorrow, but if you have any other suggestions on what sort of data you want to see formatted (such as “Chart showing Jagen characters lined up), let me know! I’ll happily add it.

If you feel generous, then I’ll happily accept any donations you may have (just click the orange button on the top right of the page!)

Below I present the findings in image format, and links to the more detailed article pages! Enjoy! And thanks again for all reader comments and support. : )

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Translation Error – The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening

A friend pointed out an error in the newly released Art of Fire Emblem Awakening.

He was curious whether or not this was an error in the original text, or a translation error. So I took a quick look:

Official translation:

“The three countries of Ylisse, Regna Ferox, and Plegia make up the continent of Valm, known as Archanea in previous Fire Emblem games and Valentia in Fire Emblem Gaiden.”

FE fans can already spot the multitude of errors above with simple searching.

The original Japanese text (with my translation):

なお、イーリス、フェリア、ペレジアの3国家が存在する大陸は過去シリーズで登場したアカネイア大陸、ヴァルム大陸は「ファイアーエムブレム外電」の舞台であったバレンシア大陸と酷似している。

Also, the three countries of Ylisse, Regna Ferox, and Plegia make up the continent that was known as “Archanea” in previous series entries. The continent of Valm meanwhile resembles the continent of “Valentia” which appeared in Fire Emblem: Gaiden.*

*-Used localize names to keep it simple.

This seems more in line with the lore we know of too. It seems it was just a translation error and not one that was in the original text of the book.

What likely happened was they read the descriptor above as talking about the same continent, rather than the small comma separating them talking about two different continents. Quite literally, it reads like:

Also, Ylisse, Regna Ferox, and Plegia are three countires that exist on the continent that was in previous games known as Archanea, Valm appeared to resemble Valentia from Fire Emblem Gaiden.

Seeing the above makes it a bit easier to see how it happened (talking about previous games, then the mention of Gaiden). The translator perhaps did not have key context clues from the games either, having never played them/being unfamiliar with them.

That is all speculation however. Lastly is a summary info-graphic for use if needed to share this post in simplicity.

If you spot any more potential errors, please let me know and I will look into them!

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FE: 0 (Cipher) Marth Card Translated

This image is a proof of concept to how a Fire Emblem: 0 (Cipher) card may look in English. Low quality cannot be helped as it is the best image I had to work with. Below is my translation/edit, and the original Japanese card is below it.

FE CIPHER: MARTH

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Notes: S = Support A = Activation

Japanese card:

MARTH