Princess Elincia's artwork from Fire Emblem: Awakening
|First game||Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance|
Elincia (JP) (full name Elincia Ridell Crimea (JP)) is a main character in both Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, as well as Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. She is the fourth female lord for the Fire Emblem series, as well as the only one to use a Pegasus.
Elincia is the only Fire Emblem lord to play multiple roles; as she plays the role of a heroine, a little bit of damsel in distress as well as a sidekick. She is also the only female lord to have appeared in more than one game.
Elincia is the only remaining heir of the Crimean Royal family so she takes the lead to rule Crimea to its success. Unfortunately her quest isn't as easy as she had hoped it would be.
Path of Radiance
Elincia was born when her father, Ramon, was of very old age; and he had already named his brother, Renning, as the successor of the throne. In hopes of preventing a “inheritance” dispute among the people, Elincia was raised at a Royal Villa and her existence was kept secret. (only Ramon, Renning, and a few other people knew of her existence). In the villa, she was trained to fight amount on a Pegasus; which her great-grandmother owned. Her uncle was the person who gifted the Pegasus to Elincia; she always thought Renning cared the most for her since he was the person who would visit her more often and looked out for her. In the Villa, Elincia was taught to use a sword and staves to heal; though she never actually had experience since the place was so peaceful.
One day the evil Ashnard (kind of Daein) attacked Crimea and killed their king and queen. Elincia managed to survive due to her uncle’s orders to his troops to take Elincia and keep her safe in Gallia. Unfortunately on their way, Elincia got lost and fell unconscious in the woods. It is here where Ike and Greil find Elincia, and they decide to help her. In their journey, Elincia rejoins old friends, and meets people like Sanaki that decide to help her claim Crimea and defeat Ashnard. In chapter 25 of this game, Elincia can finally join battle and becomes playable.
A few years later, members of her council started to criticize her every move, saying she was too soft to be a leader. Only the people loyal to Elincia supported her. The cynicism and harsh critics increased when Elincia acknowledged Pelleas as king of Daein; she sent Bastian there as an emissary. That day Elincia takes a ride on her Pegasus with her friend, Marcia, who was trying to cheer her up. As they’re talking, they notice two people (Nealuchi and Leanne) being attacked by dracoknights. Elincia and Marcia go help the two troubled people and defeat the enemies. Leanne went to Crimea to enlist some aid from the Greil mercenaries, but they were missing. The queen decides to let both stay as guests of honor in her castle. That led to a big commotion within the Crimeans.
Super Smash Bros. series
- "The queen of Crimea, a kingdom ruled by the wise beorc race. With deep pride and consideration for her people, Elincia rules justly, having taken the crown three years prior after winning the war against Daein. However, there are rumblings of discontent among Crimean nobles that threaten her kingdom. Elincia wields the mighty sword Amiti, passed down by Crimean royalty."
- "Elincia ascended to the Crimean throne after her parents were murdered by the Daein army. Her efforts to restore the kingdom and aid her people led some of the nobility to plot against her, but the support she was given helped her usher in a new age of peace and prosperity."
- Nintendo Gamecube - Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance - 10/2005
- Wii - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn - 11/2007