|First game||Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War|
She also appears as an einherjar in Fire Emblem Awakening via SpotPass and in three DLC maps.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
A descendant of Odo, one of the 12 Crusaders of Jugdral by the Miracle of Darna, Ayra hails from Castle Isaach, the eponymous capital of the Kingdom of Isaach. Her father King Mananan sired Shanan's father Prince (and later King) Mariccle, 12 years her senior, and then her with two different anonymous women.
Public outcry emerged in Grannvale to the point that Prince Kurth blames Isaachian royalty and declared war against Isaach. King Mananan attempted to get the word out that Isaachian royalty was not responsible, but Manfroy manipulated Reptor, the Duke of Freege, to assassinate him. Manfroy, Lombard, and Reptor wanted the war to happen in a lust for power for themselves. During the war, the men and children of Isaachian royalty were to be put to death, while the women would be enslaved and tortured, with many of them also dying. Mariccle predicted his own death and did not want Ayra or Shannan to suffer the aforementioned fate. Knowing that Grannvale has the upper hand, he sent Ayra and Shannan into exile to Verdane.
Ayra makes her first appearance in Chapter 1. Cimbaeth uses this opportunity to have Shannan as a hostage to prevent Ayra from shirking her duty. Before Ayra could come to his aid, he is slain by Sigurd. Sigurd then seizes Castle Genoa and rescues Shannan. Ayra then repays her debts by joining Sigurd’s cause.
Sigurd gave Ayra the option to return to Isaach early, but she elected to fight alongside him to the bitter end. Her fate in the Battle of Belhalla is hotly debated.
Fire Emblem Awakening
Ayra is a playable SpotPass character in Fire Emblem Awakening. In her recruitment battle, she is equipped with a Brave Sword and flanked with army of Pegasus Knights. She joins the player’s army unequipped and can be reclassed into any class accessible to female units. She also appears as an enemy unit in two DLC maps and as an NPC unit in one DLC map.