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Lissa is a playable character in Fire Emblem Awakening game.

Chrom's tomboyish little sister, the Princess of Ylisse. With nary an ounce of snobbery in her nature, she is among the most likable and approachable of the Shepherds. The girl most likely to snort.

In the XP4 fics, Lissa debuted in the XP4 Heroes Coalition - Awakening.

In the AWA fics, Lissa is a student at the AWA Academy.


Lissa young girl with a sandy-blonde hair tied in twin tails and has blue eyes. She wears a white off-shoulder dress with a maid apron wrapped around her waist underneath a brown corset, a pair of yellow sleeves with puffy shoulders, a yellow petticoat over a crinoline, white tights, brown boots, brown fingerless gloves and a white head accessory.


Lissa initially comes across as an individual who looks upon the world with a naïve simplistic outlook, a fact that is compounded by her seemingly spoiled and immature behavior. This is evidenced from her supports with both the Avatar and Donnel, where she pulls lighthearted pranks on the former, and becomes visibly upset when the latter displays an intellect superior to hers. In a rather conflicting light, Lissa is embarrassed of these traits of hers, as she perceives them as unbecoming of a noble lady. She has become rather insecure over her character as a whole, where she not just laments over her unladylike mannerisms, but also tries to emulate her sister. She also admitted in the Xenologue EXPonential Growth, that she sometimes steals sweets from Chrom’s pack and even gold. These quirks and flaws are, however, offset by her exuberant, optimistic attitude, one that is deemed crucial for boosting the army’s morale by Chrom. This is further bolstered by Lissa’s compassion, where her willingness to indiscriminately help anyone and befriend all whom she meets, as is the case with her friendship with Maribelle.

She has proven to be quite overbearing as a mother to Owain; as he tells Lucina in his support with her that Lissa would "tan his hide" if he did not speak normally with everyone.

Another point of note is that of Lissa's manner of speech is similar to a commoner, rather than the typical speech of royalty. This allows her to connect better with the people in army compared to Chrom and Emmeryn. She jumps up the most out of anyone in the army and is the most likely to snort. Her birthday is March 6.

XP4 Fanfics

Lissa is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is part of the Strong Force. She also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Awakening

In Chapter 1, Lissa alongside Frederick, Chrom and Robin are wandering around a forest somewhere in Ylisse when they came across the Universal Guardians and Squad of Excellence, and quickly befriends them. After having conversation about the Emotionless, both sides decided to work together to eliminate the creatures. They decided to camp for the rest of the night.

In Chapter 2, Lissa, alongside members of the Universal Guardians, the Squad of Excellence and Chrom's group, arrives in Ylisse and met up with Owain. Later, after Chrom decided to have a meeting with Frederick, Geo Stelar and Luna Platz, the rest decided to meet up with the Shepherds at the garrison where she hugged her lover, Donnel. Later, Chrom and the others arrived and claims to have an announcement.

In Chapter 3, Lissa is having a conversation with Donnel, Ichigo Momomiya, Ryuuko Matoi and Ricken at the garrison.

In Chapter 4, Lissa, alongside the Squad of Excellence, Donnel, Ricken, Henry and Miriel, are seen walking around a forest somewhere in Ylisstol when they came across Nowi. Then Emotionless emerges from the dark before taking on and defeating the creatures. After the battle, Nowi hugs Donnel in joy, much to his embarrassment and her ire.

In Chapter 7, Lissa, alongside Donnel, Nowi, Ricken, Ryuuko Matoi, Ichigo Momomiya and Ash Ketchum, are gathered at one table in the garrison having a conversation. Lissa is seen arguing with Nowi over Donnel, much to the other's amusement.

In Chapter 10, Lissa is seen arguing with Nowi over Donnel in the garrison, much to Nah's bewilderment.

In Chapter 11, Lissa is at the garrison when they heard a noise, they ran to the corridors to see Ryuuko Matoi and Ricken chasing a strange hooded figure. Everyone went after the figure and led them to a large grassy fields, and reveals itself as a Pokemon known as Hitmonlee. The Pokemon then revealed that he stole an ancient alien artifact called the Ara-Ka Cube inside the castle. Everyone watches in horror as Hitmonlee uses the alien artifact to summon a zombified version of Emmeryn and Phila, much to everyone's disgust and her distraught. Hitmonlee then summoned a large number of Emotionless, forcing Lissa and everyone to fight. Lissa then witnessed Donnel activating his Gift.

In Chapter 12 & Epilogue, Lissa, alongside everyone, witnessed Donnel activating his Gift turning both Emmeryn and Phila back to life. After defeating the remaining Emotionless, forcing Hitmonlee to flee, life in Ylisstol went back to normal. She and Chrom happily reunited with Emmeryn and gave Donnel their gratitude, she even hugged and tearfully thanked him. She later joined the Heroes Coalitions as a trainee.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries

In Chapter 19, Lissa met the new recruits Eddy Skipper McGee, Marcus "The Kane" McGee, Eddward Marion "Double D, Edd" Smith, Edwin Horace "Ed" Williams and Rolf Yrmi. Later that night and after a whole day of training, Lissa took part of the little get-together at the training facility's cafeteria.

In Chapter 21, Lissa is seen with Donnel and Nowi on a bench somewhere at the Training Camp in Neo-City with Lissa arguing with Nowi over Donnel.

In Chapter 23, Lissa, alongside Nowi and Sayo, are seen coming out from a room in Vanguard Academy when they came across Eustace Bagge by the vending machine. They greeted Eustace and he responded by scaring them with a scary mask, causing them to run away screaming.


Lissa functions as a typical Lena Archetype-Cleric unit in the beginning, where she possesses average Skill, and Luck to dodge incoming attacks, which is offset by her low Defense. It is wise to keep Lissa outside of the fray as much as possible as a result. Once Maribelle joins the player's army, Lissa may lose her effectiveness as a healer very slightly, owing to her relatively lower Magic growth rate and general Movement range. Regardless, Lissa is still a competent healer unit and even has the potential of growing at a faster pace than Maribelle, especially considering how she is the only healer unit at the player's disposal for five whole chapters. Lissa has the ability to learn the Healtouch skill, which Maribelle cannot, allowing her healing to have a little more potency once she reaches Level 10.

Lissa's Promotions are the War Cleric and Sage classes. Lissa performs quite well as a War Cleric due to the more balanced stats gains. While her Strength growth is not particularly spectacular, this is offset by her decent Speed and Skill, both of which allow her to effectively engage in melee combat while simultaneously fulfilling her principal duties as a healer, at least until her Strength reaches a fairly satisfactory value. Alternatively, the player could consider procuring Bolt Axes for Lissa to wield in this class, as they allow her to fully harness her modest Magic growths and caps. The Renewal skill is particularly useful for Lissa to use as it gives her constant regeneration at the beginning of each turn, prolonging her survivability. As a Sage, Lissa trades the defensive qualities of the War Cleric in favour of fully maximising her magical prowess. This effectively makes Lissa a more potent Cleric, albeit a less sturdy one. However, if paired up, Lissa as a Sage will receive substantial boosts to her Hit and Avoid rates, allowing her to become quite a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. If opting to choose this Promotion, Tomefaire is a great skill for Lissa to have to increase her Magic stats since she will exclusively use Tomes for her means of offense.


  • Lissa's official artwork depicts her wielding a Heal Staff.
  • Lissa's unique victory pose as a Sage has her proudly raise her fist in cheer. This also applies to her War Cleric class, where she holds her axe in one hand instead of both.
  • Lissa has unique battle models for each of her Cleric related classes:
    • As a Cleric, she has a yellow dress and an apron.
    • As a War Cleric, she has a yellow color scheme.
    • As a Sage, she has the same costume as Emmeryn.
  • According to the Official Fire Emblem Awakening Comic from Nintendo Dream, Lissa is 10 years younger than Emmeryn, making her roughly 15 years old at the start of Fire Emblem Awakening.
  • According to the manga, she found the Avatar by tripping over their unconscious body. This is later contradicted in the Before Awakening DLC, where she spotted them.
  • If a Support Conversation involving Lissa is started on the Preparation Screen for the Harvest Scramble, Lissa will be portrayed wearing a party hat during that conversation.
  • Lissa's portrait has the largest amount of facial expressions in the game, with ten.
  • Lissa has a cut-in portrait and voice for them in Fates, which goes unused due to her only appearing as a NPC in a noncombat class.
  • Lissa was voted the 11th most popular female character in the Fire Emblem Awakening Character Popularity Poll.


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