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Lyn
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Species Beorc
Homeworld Elibe
Series Fire Emblem
Affiliation The West
Gender Female

To further your own black ambitions, you’ve harmed my grandfather and the very land you ought to serve. I have neither pity nor mercy for you. Lundgren! Prepare yourself!

—Lyn

Lyn (real name Lyndis) is one of the three protagonists of Fire Emblem (also known as Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, Fire Emblem: The Sword of Flame, Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword, Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken, and ファイアーエムブレム 烈火の剣), the first Fire Emblem released in the west and the seventh overall. No, she does not co-star with Marth and Roy (although she does play third fiddle to Roy's father and some guy with an axe). Also, she was one of the more popular Fire Emblem choices (more so pre-Brawl).

BiographyEdit

Lyn, named for her grandmother, was born in the Sacaean Plains as a member of the Lorca tribe. However, she's the last one because bandits killed the rest (but it's alright because a giant among men later killed the bandits). She ended up meeting both the tactician (no, not that one (unless you want it to be because they actually give you an option for it)) and the series' Cain and Abel archetypes. The steadily-increasing group then went on an adventure, including facing off with the dangerous Glass, whose name the gods fear, before finally getting over to- oh, wait, I'm going to fast. She also got some mystical sword that doesn't affect the plot at all because she's the Chosen One. Anyway, she goes off to live with her xenophobic grandfather, the Marquess of Caelin (who waited until Lyn's father was dead to invite her because he doesn't like savages, and - plot twist - Lyn is only half Lorca). It later turns out her granduncle is poisoning his brother, but Lyn saves the day. And then there's the timeskip, and Lyn comes back for some contrived reason, but she doesn't affect the plot.

PairingEdit

A common debate in the Fire Emblem fanbase (which is held with every character of every game) is with whom Lyn should be paired. The candidates are Rath, Kent, Elliwood, and Hector. Rath and Kent both make sense for different reasons - Rath is a fellow nomad, and the game emphasizes a connection he holds with Lyn because of that, while Ken is one of the first characters Lyn meets, and those two get along pretty well. A good case can also be made for Hector - Elliwood and Lyn become two of his best friends during the journey, and after his brother's death (spoiler, son) he needs their comfort to deal with it. Yeah, it says that for the others he can marry too, but special dialogue is added for when he marries Lyn, meaning Lyn is most likely the canon pairing. As for Elliwood, aside from the fact that supplemental materials say Ninian is canonn, the game itself builds up between Elliwood and Ninian the most, and, once more, there's extra story dialogue if the two get an A Rank support. Plus it's the easiest for them to get an A (like Chrom and Sumia, the commonly assumed canon Awakening pairing). Oh, and Roy's mother died while he was young, and Ninian is stated to be unable to live long in their world, so it makes perfect sense. I mean, chances are she dies anyway, but still. 

Why is She So Popular?Edit

Because she was the first character western fans were introduced to within the series proper, has an interesting personality and backstory, is not a bad unit, and was aged up to 18 and 19 outside of Japan to appear legal (although her canon ages are still 15 and 16 because everything Japan says goes, those are just dub things). Also, she doesn't like to wear pants.

TriviaEdit

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