Meet Fire Emblem: Awakening’s Cordelia, Tharja And Cherche

By Ishaan . January 30, 2013 . 11:30am

Nintendo have shared another three character profiles on their 3DS Facebook page from Fire Emblem: Awakening. This week, we’re looking at Cordelia, Tharja and Cherche.


Today’s character spotlight is Cordelia, an Ylissean Pegasus knight who has been friends with Sumia since childhood.


Tharja from Fire Emblem Awakening is our spotlight for today. A mopey Plegian dark mage with a jealous streak, Tharja usually keeps to herself chanting disturbing hexes.


Our Fire Emblem Awakening spotlight is Cherche a wyvern rider. She is raised on simple values and loves to cook and sew.


Fire Emblem: Awakening will be released on February 4th in the U.S. and in April in Europe.


Read more stories about & on Siliconera.

  • Why do all of them look so great ? T__T

    Clearly going to pick Tharja for my first playthrough ^^

    • AnimusVox

      Because Kozaki draws amazing women. <3

    • raymk

      Because they want us to be indecisive when it comes to choosing them. Well the jokes on them because I’m using all 3 =^_^=

  • DanteJones

    Ho. Ly. Crap. I’ll just leave this here:

  • Looking from a medieval viewpoint, Cherche seems to be the perfect bride candidate~

    Although Cordelia is the one I’m interested in here, can’t say no to sexy red hair~

  • raymk

    It looks like sexiness comes in 3’s. That aside Cherche(serge) was always going to be a mainstay anyway because I love wyvern riders. The other 2 were likely going to always be on my team as well because I always use at least 2 pegasus riders and I always use dark mages.

  • AkuLord3

    Sarja to Tharja now? eh all good. Either way she’s my special waifu in this game (i like that type of girl, find it cute~)
    5 more days…FIVE MORE DAYS!!!

    • It’s going to be worth it. The localization is so well done and it’s so much fun to play!

  • brian

    All three of those are character spotlights for today?

    • AuraGuyChris

      Nah, it’s just that Siliconera copy-pasted the descriptions and disregarded removing the “today” part of three different days.

  • Ssylex

    Torn between Tharja and Olivia for my first playthrough… hrm. ;P

    • Linhua

      … hold on a moment here… everyone is grieving over having to ‘choose’… and now I have to say…

      … this has me quite concerned.

      … can you tell me what’s going on here…?

      … do they like… present you somehow, with a selection of characters in certain chapters, but you can only select one of them and move on…?

      … I pray this isn’t the case… = =;; …

      • Ssylex

        The game has a marriage system that allows your units to marry each other when their support level reaches a certain threshold. The main character (your avatar) will also marry, with certain storyline implications.

        If you want the full spoiler-y details, check out the Fire Emblem wiki (massive spoilers):

        • Linhua

          … well I know that much… and thanks for the link but now you have me scared to click it what with all the massive spoilers in there… lol…

          … I just wanna know if, with all of these characters you will see in the game… will you be able to recruit ALL of them on your first playthrough…?

          … i’m too chicken to stumble upon some spoiler information trying to find out just this.

          • Ssylex

            I’m pretty sure you can recruit everyone. You just can’t marry them all. ;)

          • Linhua

            … Perfect.

            … okay… one last thing, if you don’t mind…

            … how much do you know about how the DLC and Spot Pass Characters are gonna work…?

            … i’ve been looking around and getting dizzy trying not to follow information meant for the Japanese version of the game.

            … I think I saw a schedule or something that lets you know when a batch of selected characters from a previous Fire Emblem series would be showing up via Spot Pass and from what i’ve seen… they have just about EVERYbody that I want…

            … except Lethe… T^T

            ._. Seriously… why are there like… ZERO Laguz in this one…?

            … but I also heard that you can only have 20 of these characters before they start asking you who you are going to let go of.

            … I guess that’s a fair number though… I think I can fit in all of my favorites with this… but I just wanna know how much of this is going to be the case for the Western release and if so… are the Spot Pass characters separate from the DLC characters when reaching a maximum of 20 units…?

            … I realize there is a chance that you know no more than I do about this stuff, but I just have to ask to be sure.

            … my apologies… and thank you!

          • Ssylex

            Sorry! I don’t know anything about how any of that works. :)

          • Linhua

            … no problem!

            … thank you for your time!

            … by the way, I caved… and have decided to purchase it online. I’m gonna cancel my reservation with Fire Emblem and just put that toward The Last of Us.

            … i’m just gonna have to bite the bullet and pass on that art book.

            … It’s like I have to pee… = … I just cannot delay this any longer!

          • Ssylex

            I hear ya, there. I lucked out and snagged a copy at Target, but I was soooo close to just going eShop. Have fun with the game! :D

          • Linhua

            … looks like I lucked out as well.

            … I came up there prepared to make all these changes… and there was a UPS truck sitting outside the store.

            … of the 8 pre-orders that came with the store… only five showed up… and I Was one of those five… lol.

            … well… i’m happy now… but like some people said… the art book was kinda watered down indeed.

            … I probably could have done without it, honestly.

            … annnyway… thank you! And same to you, fellow Fire Emblemer!!

  • Ayaka


    You officially earned the title of main character among my troops

  • ToshiChan

    Erz.. I mean Cordelia, going for you first

  • efholic

    I need the Erika DLC to make every female a bride…

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Those are some attractive illustrations. Tharja seems like the type that would crush your manhood with her heel while putting a curse on you and you would keep coming back for more…my fave!

    • Locklear93

      …to each his own–I like my manhood whole and uncrushed, personally.

      • Exkaiser

        Uncursed as well, I hope!

        • Locklear93

          That would be nice, but I’m 32 and have had none since I was 20. I’m pretty sure my manhood *IS* cursed. <_<

          • Davide Costa

            The real curse here is something called *Masochism*, a really nasty issue for manhood (and people in general).

    • raymk

      While not my fave with Tharja she can do exactly that and I’d be fine.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Poor Cordelia. It’s no wonder she’s a Pegasus Knight; it would be really difficult to fight on foot with a leg like that.

    Also, it’s nice to see that Cherche puts a lot of effort into protecting herself from harm as well as the cold temperatures that are the norm at high atlitudes…

    • s07195

      I thought it was just that she was walking forward with her left foot? y’know, illustration perspective weirdness that happens sometimes?

      • Tom_Phoenix

        Yeah, I know she is walking forward with her left foot…..or at least that she was intended to be. The problem is that the rest of the body doesn’t really correspond with that movement, so the end result kind of looks weird.

        Anyway, I was just poking fun at the artwork. I’m sure she looks fine in the game itself.

  • ohai Erza. Or is it Kyoko?

  • ParaChomp

    I’d backstab Cherche.

  • fireemblembeast

    I wish they would have kept Sariya and Tiamo. I really liked their names like that. Not that Cordelia is a bad name, but I just think Tiamo suits her better. And Tharja sounds like some evil sorcerer’s name…well ok, I see, but she isn’t actually a villian. >_>;

    • Ty Arnold

      Tiamo is Italian for “I love you.” It makes no sense as a name.

      That said, Cherche’s name is French for “to look for”, so they’re a bit inconsistent on whether names have to be names or not.

      • Exkaiser

        Cherchez la Cherche!

      • Blerg

        You’d be surprised at how many “normal” sound names have a utterly pointless meaning,
        “I love you/Tiamo” sounds better than “To look for/Cherche(how the hell do you even SAY that) Search-Church-Kershea-SureShay-KerChe- Chemical Plant Zone?

        Edit: Also, Ai, (as in Ai Ebihara for example) means “LOVE” and you see that name alot, for some thought

    • Exkaiser

      I don’t really like Tiamo as a name at all. Glad they changed that one.

    • Triplicity

      King Lear

      • fireemblembeast

        Well I googled that to see what you meant so I’ll use your way of speaking too!

    • Arrei

      Cordelia actually suits her better than Tiamo. She was named Tiamo because it means “I love you”, after her unrequited love, but it’s a pretty strange name most likely chosen solely for that meaning and doesn’t really fit her. Cordelia on the other hand means “heart”, maintaining the reference, but also sounds like a name suiting a character with her look and bearing a reference to the story of King Lear.

  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

    I’m just sad you can’t CordeliaXChrom. ;~;
    Oh, and Tharja is gonna be my wife. EVIL DEMON BABEHS :D

    • Linhua

      … I was gonna do my Female Unit with Chrom, but now i’ve changed that to Tharja.

      … and then you go and say this and it has me concerned for some reason.

      … why can’t Cordelia and Chrom be together…? … is it one of those technical relationship issues he has with another girl…?

      … say… Sumia…?

  • Jimmy Dean

    Fire Emblem Awakening is getting 9+ review scores all over the place. Awesome :D

  • XiaomuArisu

    Hard choice….
    I choose Nono Lolidragonwife and two DragongirlXD

  • Cherce looks like Final Fantasy Dimensions’ Barbara’s long lost sister.

  • Kevin Lor

    Not gonna lie.. these picture makes me want fire emblem even more lol

  • AnimusVox

    Helloooooo Cordelia

  • Tough Choice. Axes are too sexy, but then again so are spears.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Tharja……… hot damn.

  • In this order for AzureNova:

    Tharja, Cordelia, Cherche =^_^=

    Damn do I love Cordelia’s red hair and her red and white style though, but Tharja is just soooo cute and sexy lol

    • Linhua

      … you stole all my post… u//u

  • Damn Tharja so sexy lol

    • raymk

      You can’t have her tho.

      • I will,and I can >=P

  • MrTyrant


    Next week: Meet in Fire Emblem my wallet.

  • LynxAmali

    I still can’t get the name change for Sariya.
    Was it that much of a challenge to keep it the same?

    Still not feeling “Tharja.”

    • Exkaiser

      The j is probably supposed to be a y sound, so it’s not really different. Saarya could very easily be Tharya.

    • Suicunesol

      I like it. It makes her sound sinister.

  • Zurashii

    inb4 Sadako jokes~!

  • DemonicX

    Is that you, Erza? =p

    Seriously though, the designs look amazing.

    • J_Joestar

      thought the exact same thing lol

  • I don’t know which one I’m going to marry first. ;_;

    Probably Tharja. Dat midriff.

  • Triplicity

    This week in radically changed names in localization that people love to argue about!

  • All these characters look amazing. I don’t know who I’ll decide upon (and who I’ll set upon Chrom hehehe!). Cannot wait to meet these girls in game.

  • Pockystix

    Tharja x FemAvatar OTP

    • MrTyrant

      inb4 “why not gay marriage!?”

      • LynxAmali

        Tyrant, man.

        She likes the Avatar no matter what.

        • MrTyrant

          I doesn’t matter i just dislike gay pairing and the fandom fafics that most fans have in mind.

          • If they aint gay dont put up with the Hoyay. Weird bastards!

  • kaizin

    dear lord so many choices why oh why must it make it so hard to pick >< i can see many many play throughways in my future XD Feb 4 cant come any faster.

    • MrTyrant

      I’m gonna soo replay this game.

  • komiko12

    oh my.. These three are all sexy and attractive..
    Especially Tharja, that gypsy/Indian/Egyptian look fits her as she is a dark mage.

  • Mnstrzero00

    I can’t let a video game soldier marry my waifus, nuh uh.

  • Leonard Norwood Jr.

    All three females look beautiful as always. Still after scrouging around with gameplay vids of the japanese version of the game on Youtube, I can at least guess that a few people won’t pick Sariya/Tharja from the get go as soon as she appears. Even though the dark mage is the 3rd favorite female in the polls, some would avoid her being at least hooked up to My Unit characters, due to a certain “story spoiler reason”. And as such, I’ve already seen about a few of them who don’t like Tharja.

    And we already know that like the others, Tharja can be paired up and married with another character whether with other potential male chracters including My Unit, thus having kids and they appear later in the games.

    So with that said, I can at least leave some of you guys of a hint as to why some people don’t like Tharja.

    Hint (although slightly spoiled) : It’s a lot to due with her treatment of her future child, and for some of you who read stories that have a mother treat her child so harshly and sometimes go too far with what she did to her. It’s kind of like that.

  • Zenthos

    *scratches head in frustration*
    hmmm which one….
    I got it! A threesome yuri couple!

  • MogCakes

    I miss Lynn…

    • Caz

      She’s in the game as DLC =)

      • MogCakes

        Well, snap! That puts this game on my to-buy list.

  • Raltrios

    Cordelia’s a damn fine looking woman. My kind of girl.
    But it’s also hard to resist Tharja. That body won’t quit and she knows it.
    But Cherche is a baby who’s got back (of the literal variety). A solidly-built back.

    Damn this indecision!

  • TatsuyaKyo

    Cordelia or Cherche? Lessee… redhead, pretty, body with good proportions, not too slim and not too voluptous, and… wears zettai ryouiki.

    …Can I have both instead?

  • Giggity goo.

  • Linhua

    … geez… after all these months… I actually had to step from the shadows and log in just to express how highly nutritious Tharja looks to me.

    … talk about a character that was made just for me~

    … those dark colors… those dark arts… that deceivingly timid gesture…

    … I was beginning to worry if they would even have characters i’m absolutely interested in.

    … my worries were put to rest with this one.

    … and then I can change her base class…?

    … boy am I gonna have some fun with this one.

    … hey Marth! You want her…? … heeeere boy~

    … … …

    … mmmmaybe not… she might be too much woman for ya.

  • Ferrick

    Yu Narukami, my mentor, please give my thy SWAG, so that i may smite the hearts of every girls in Fire Emblem Awakening

  • s07195

    Just my luck to open this page again to right when had a family member walking past >.<
    Cordelia is my favorite character design as of the moment.

    The perversion power level in the comments is OVER 9000!

  • MediaMindControl

    wow I never realized that fire emblem characters are equipped with the underwear armor!

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos