Canas is a man on a quest to gain knowledge. He is a passionate scholar who has a tendency to read on the battlefield and somewhat neglect the people he cares for.
He is the only recruitable Shaman, and potentially Druid, in the game.
He is the father of Hugh
and son of Niime
, characters from Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi
, he also may be Nino
's uncle by marriage, as his wife's deceased sister Iris bears the same name as Nino's mother.
It is revealed that he died along side his wife while trying to stop a snowstorm before the events in Fūin no Tsurugi.