question about child characters

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#1 Posted by punisherkaos (336 posts) -

Finally picked this game up and im pretty hooked. It's my first fire emblem game and so far i love it, im playing on classic mode and just had a question regarding child characters that maybe someone could help me out with. I was curious that if a child's father died before the child's paralogue mission appeared then would it still appear regardless? Or does both parents have to be alive for it to happen. I just got to the very end of chapter 11 and stahl god killed at the very end and he is married to mirel so im not sure if i still get the child unit.

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#2 Posted by Zeik (4420 posts) -

Pretty sure they both have to be alive.

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#3 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14689 posts) -

Both parents have to be alive.

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#4 Edited by StarvingGamer (11363 posts) -

Severa, all the way.

Wait, what was the question?

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#5 Edited by BisonHero (10506 posts) -

It's weird, this thought never occurred to me, because WHAT KIND OF MONSTER DOESN'T JUST RESET WHENEVER ANYBODY DIES? Stahl was your bro!

I've said it before, but Fire Emblem doesn't really handle permadeath in the way that something like XCOM does. There aren't infinite units, though at least in Awakening there are more or less infinite enemies to keep grinding levels out on (if you buy at least one DLC; waiting for Streetpasses or random Risen to appear on the map is a slow process). My point is, it is a significant loss if you lose a Fire Emblem unit that you've put hundreds and hundreds of experience points into, and if this were one of the Fire Emblem games that played hardball (where there are a very finite set of enemies), then you really can't afford to just let a guy die and replace him with some other asshole, because there is only so much experience available in the game.

Gameplay aside, I would love if at least you got to see ANYTHING new from a character death (like some kind of funeral after the mission, with custom dialogue from certain characters), but instead the character says 2 lines as they die, and then literally no one ever acknowledges that person to have ever existed.

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