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Fire Emblem: Awakening - All About Child Units

Updated on May 20, 2013

Important Note

This should be pretty obvious but, just in case: This hub is going to contain spoilers, out of virtue of the topic matter. If you have just started playing Fire Emblem: Awakening and do not wish to be spoiled, then stop reading now!

I repeat: If you don't want certain plot-crucial twists to be utterly and completely spoiled, then turn back now!

Lucina, the only child unit you are required to get in Fire Emblem: Awakening. Chrom's daughter. Has five possible mothers.
Lucina, the only child unit you are required to get in Fire Emblem: Awakening. Chrom's daughter. Has five possible mothers. | Source

Introduction

This hub is going to be an in-depth article related to the thirteen child units that you can recruit in Fire Emblem: Awakening. By popular demand, I an going to write up individual child unit hubs as time permits. However, these are the reasons why I was initially considering only this one hub about the child units:

  • There are a whopping thirteen child units. Readers that also dabble in writing can probably appreciate the workload that this entails, by default.
  • I have already discussed pretty much every single possible skill that any of the children could learn as any class during the course of my other unit hubs, so doing individual child hubs would be redundant, to say the least.
  • Child growth rates aren't clear-cut like parent growth rates are, as they are a function of the child's base growths and the parent's base growths. This means that the usual tables I include for class growths wouldn't work nearly as well for the children.
  • By the same token, a child unit's initial stats are also derived from both the child's base stats and the parent's base stats, so that also bears explaining.

Basically, child units, by virtue of inheriting skills and growths from their parents, deserve their own hub for explanation, and I felt it would be more convenient just to lump the information in one source rather than force readers to hop through thirteen different hubs.

With all of that said, let's get started.

Owain, Lissa's son. Actual hair color may vary depending on the father.
Owain, Lissa's son. Actual hair color may vary depending on the father. | Source

Overview

THIS FIRST OVERVIEW QUESTION CONTAINS SPOILERS ABOUT THE PLOT, PLEASE SCROLL TO THE TABLE BELOW IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE SPOILED.

Who are the child units? (Wait, we get to have little kids in our army?)

Answer for the question in parenthesis: No, that would be silly. And awesome. But mostly silly. Although, to be fair, Ricken, Lissa and Maribelle don't look very old, at least to me.

Answer for the initial question: Twelve out of the thirteen child units come from a ruined future where the dark dragon Grima has been revived and has taken over the world. Bad things happen, Risen overwhelm humanity. It's a dire place. My Unit's child has it arguably better, as they come from another timeline that may or may not be in the same state, but they have amnesia (just like their MU parent), so the player will never know. The child units are actually young adults (some look younger than others, but I don't think any one of the child units is a minor; could be wrong though) and all are noticeably spent from having to fight the Risen day in and day out and watch their loved ones die. Some are more affected by this than others.

Who are the child unit's parents?

Child
Female Parent
Male Parent
Lucina
Varies
Chrom
Owain
Lissa
Varies
Inigo
Olivia
Varies
Brady
Maribelle
Varies
Kjelle
Sully
Varies
Cynthia
Sumia
Varies
Severa
Cordelia
Varies
Gerome
Cherche
Varies
Morgan
My Unit [Female] (Varies if MU is Male)
My Unit [Male] (Varies if MU is Female)
Yarne
Panne
Varies
Laurent
Miriel
Varies
Noire
Tharja
Varies
Nah
Nowi
Varies
A table listing each of the child unit's fixed parents. Most child units have a list of possible fathers. Lucina has a list of possible mothers. Morgan's fixed parent is My Unit, so the variable parent is always of the opposite gender of MU.
Inigo, Olivia's son.
Inigo, Olivia's son. | Source

As you can see from the table above, Chrom and male MU are the only male units to have children. Every other potential child unit has a fixed female parent.

Does the parent's class influence the child's class in any way?

Only in Morgan's case. Morgan defaults to the base class of the parent who is NOT MU. So, for example, if you have your male My Unit marry Lissa (and keep Lissa as either a Sage or a War Cleric), then Morgan will start as a Cleric when you access her Paralogue chapter. Every other child unit has a fixed class.

Paralogues?

Basically, when a potential parent reaches S rank with an eligible mate, you unlock a Paralogue mission that allows you to recruit said child unit (this doesn't happen in a vacuum though, and some child units are in danger of death within a few turns of starting their chapter should you not intervene, so make sure you assess the situation carefully at the deployment menu). All child units in Paralogues start as allied units*, and you need to talk to them with their fixed parent to get them to join (Chrom may also work in some of the situations, but I can't guarantee that he will work in all of them).

*Except for Cynthia, who always starts as an enemy unit and Yarne who starts as an enemy unit if you side with the mercenary group he is fighting against. Yarne does start as an allied unit if you side with his mercenary group. Thanks to Mycool for pointing this out in the comments section!

Brady, Maribelle's son.
Brady, Maribelle's son. | Source

Okay, do any of the children have variable genders?

Ah, that would be interesting, wouldn't it?

Well, the answer is: Only Morgan. Morgan's gender is always the opposite of their MU parent. So, if you have a male MU, you'll get a female Morgan.

Any other parent influences?

Well, appearance is largely dictated by the fixed parent (which is usually female), but fathers do pass on their hair color (this is played for laughs in Laurent's C support with his father, at least when Vaike is the father).

Lucina takes almost exclusively from Chrom because the design team couldn't be expected to draw up five different Lucinas to compensate for player input, when she is revealed before her actual time of recruitment. Morgan will actually receive their hair color from MU's mate, even if said mate is female (which trumps the usual "father passes hair color" rule).

Kjelle, Sully's daughter.
Kjelle, Sully's daughter. | Source

So, how do stat growths work for child units?

Ah, this is a big one. Okay, a child unit's actual growths are mathed out based on the following formula:

Child's actual stat growths = [Father's growth rates + Mother's growth rates + Child's base stat growths] / 3

Then, if you want the child's total stat growths:

Child's total stat growths = [Child's actual stat growths + class growths]

Generally, you're not going to see a major shift in a child unit's stat growths in any category based on parent pairing, so I tend not to worry about this too much.

For More Information on Maximum Stat Caps

The folks over at Serenes Forest have crunched up all of this stat growth and stat cap information into easily digestible snippets and tables. Considering the fact that maximum stat caps seem to be influenced by Assets and Flaws that all units have, and those are hidden from the player's view, it is pretty much impossible to easily figure out what the maximum stat caps for a certain child unit will be, even given a helpful formula.

Thus, the following link to Serenes Forest will be your best friend if you want to see what caps a child unit will have for each of its stats.

Cynthia, Sumia's daughter. In canon, Chrom is her father.
Cynthia, Sumia's daughter. In canon, Chrom is her father. | Source

Okay, how do base stats work for child units?

In a similar way to stat growths. For a child's base stats:

Child's actual base stats = [ (Mother's current stats - Mother's class base stats) + (Father's current stats - Father's class base stats) + Child's absolute base stats ] / 3 + child's class base stats

Basically, the stronger the parents are, the stronger the child unit will be.

And maximum stat caps?

I'm not even going to presume I know how these are inherited. However, I will leave you a helpful link to the page on Serenes Forest where you can see the stat caps for each child unit depending on their class and their parents. Check the sidebar for details.

When do children roll their stats, growths, etc.?

This occurs when you enter said child unit's Paralogue, with the exception of Lucina. Since Lucina joins due to plot related reasons, she will roll her base stats and growths at the time of joining.

Thus, it usually occurs that Lucina tends to be weaker than most other child units at time of recruitment. However, she's particularly useful and outstrips most other child units over time (thanks to the Parallel Falchion and Aether, among other things), so she pays off in the end.

It is also useful to note that all child units start at Level 10 unpromoted. So, they're growth units, to be sure. Make sure you don't get them killed by being overzealous with them.

Child Unit Starting Class and Recruitment Info

Name
Starting Class
Present in:
How to Recruit
Lucina
Lord
End of Chapter 13
Joins automatically at the end of the chapter.
Owain
Myrmidon
Paralogue 5
Talk with Chrom or Lissa
Inigo
Mercenary
Paralogue 6
Talk with Chrom or Olivia
Brady
Priest
Paralogue 7
Talk with Chrom or Maribelle
Kjelle
Knight
Paralogue 8
Talk with Chrom or Sully
Cynthia
Pegasus Knight
Paralogue 9
Talk with Chrom or Sumia
Severa
Mercenary
Paralogue 10
Let her talk to Holland, the enemy Villager
Gerome
Wyvern Rider
Paralogue 11
Talk with Chrom or Cherche
Morgan
Varies
Paralogue 12
Talk with Chrom or the Avatar
Yarne
Taguel
Paralogue 13
Talk with Chrom or Panne
Laurent
Mage
Paralogue 14
Have Miriel visit the village
Noire
Archer
Paralogue 15
Automatically from Turn 2
Nah
Manakete
Paralogue 16
Talk with Chrom or Nowi
A table listing the names of all child units, with their starting class, the Paralogue they can be recruited in, and the method of recruitment. [Source: Serenes Forest]
Severa, Cordelia's daughter.
Severa, Cordelia's daughter. | Source

Skill Inheritance

Now that I've touched upon the formulas for stats, it is only proper to talk a bit about skill inheritance. Basically, it is pretty simple. Each parent will pass down their last active skill to their child (that is, the skill at the lowest slot in the skill list). For example, imagine this hypothetical skill list on Sumia:

  • Relief
  • Galeforce
  • Strength + 2

In this case, Sumia would pass down Strength + 2 to Cynthia, as it is the last active skill. Make sure that you organize your skills so that you have your skill of choice in the appropriate slot.

Of course, the designers of Awakening decided that this was too simple and made Chrom a critical exception. Chrom will always pass down Aether to daughters and will always pass down Rightful King to sons, even if he does not have either of those skills at the time.

In case you're wondering, the MU has no such special rules for skill inheritance. So, just put your skill of choice in the last slot and you're set for Morgan (most people like to pass down Ignis).

Gerome, Cherche's son.
Gerome, Cherche's son. | Source

Tips and Tricks for Skill Inheritance

  • If at all possible, try to pass down gender-specific skills. For example, only females (from Dark Flier) can get Galeforce and only males can get Wrath (from Berserker) and Counter (from Warrior). So, if you want to optimize your child units, you'll want all possible pairings that can give male units Galeforce (Wrath and Counter aren't as important in the long run, but you could also try to pass that down to some of your female units if you're inclined).
  • Skill inheritance is not set in stone until you enter the Paralogue containing a certain child unit. So, for example, if you want to tinker with Nowi's skills for inheritance to Nah, make sure you don't enter Nah's paralogue prematurely.
  • Think ahead on the possible class changes your child units will do and build accordingly. For example, if you don't want to class change Kjelle into a Paladin some day, but want the Paladin's Aegis skill, you may look into passing down Aegis to save yourself some time.

Which Child Units Have Access to Galeforce?

Child Unit
Access to Galeforce? [Ignoring My Unit as a potential parent]
Access to Galeforce? [Including My Unit as a potential parent]
Methods of Obtaining Galeforce
Lucina
Yes
Yes
Skill or Pegasus Knight inheritance from: Sumia, My Unit [Female], Maribelle, Olivia
Owain
Yes
Yes
Skill Inheritance from Lissa.
Inigo
Yes
Yes
Skill Inheritance from Olivia
Brady
Yes
Yes
Skill Inheritance from Maribelle
Kjelle
Yes
Yes
Pegasus Knight inheritance from Gaius, Donnel, or male My Unit
Cynthia
Yes
Yes
Skill inheritance from Sumia. Pegasus Knight base class.
Severa
Yes
Yes
Skill inheritance or Pegasus Knight inheritance from Cordelia
Gerome
No
No
Unable to obtain Galeforce. Cherche doesn't have Pegasus Knight as a possible class.
Morgan
Not applicable
Yes
Skill inheritance from applicable female parents (both genders), Pegasus Knight inheritance from applicable female parents (female Morgan)
Yarne
No
No
Unable to obtain Galeforce since Panne does not have Pegasus Knight as a possible class.
Laurent
No
No
Unable to obtain Galeforce due to the fact that Miriel does not have Pegasus Knight as a possible class.
Noire
Yes
Yes
Pegasus Knight inheritance from Gaius, Donnel, or male My Unit
Nah
Yes
Yes
Pegasus Knight inheritance from Gaius, Donnel, or male My Unit
A simple table listing whether a child unit has access to Galeforce or not. If so, then it goes on to list how that child unit can obtain the skill.
Morgan, as a male, and as a female. Gender and hair color are determined by the MU's mate.
Morgan, as a male, and as a female. Gender and hair color are determined by the MU's mate. | Source
Yarne, Panne's son.
Yarne, Panne's son. | Source

Class Inheritance

Class inheritance is deceptively simple. You would think it would involve some mumbo-jumbo with formulas, since a lot of the above mentioned items have contained that. Well, not at all. Basically:

  • The game looks at the classes both parents have.
  • The child gets all class options from both parents, as well as their own class options (should they have any both parents somehow did not already have). If Chrom is a parent to a second child, Lord does NOT get passed down to that child. MU's Tactician DOES get passed down to a second child, though.
  • If a parent would pass down a class option that is incompatible with their child's gender (Vaike's Barbarian, for example), the game grants a different class option to the child. (See the next section for a table on what this entails exactly).

There you have it! That's all there is to it when it comes to class inheritance.

Class Option Inheritance Modifications depending on Parents

Character
Modified class options (for daughters)
Character
Modified class options (for sons)
Vaike
Fighter, Barbarian --> Knight, Mercenary
Lissa
Pegasus Knight, Troubadour --> Myrmidon, Barbarian
Gaius
Fighter --> Pegasus Knight
Miriel
Troubadour --> Barbarian
Donnel
Villager, Fighter --> Pegasus Knight, Troubadour
Maribelle
Pegasus Knight, Troubadour --> Cavalier, Priest
Gregor
Barbarian --> Troubadour
Olivia
Dancer, Pegasus Knight --> Mercenary, Barbarian
Henry
Barbarian --> Troubadour
Panne
Wyvern Rider --> Barbarian (Panne modifies Wyvern Rider although it is not a gender-specific class)
-
-
Cherche
Troubadour --> Fighter
A table listing how the choice of parents can modify bonus class options for child units. [Source: Serenes Forest]
Laurent, Miriel's son.
Laurent, Miriel's son. | Source

Some More Child Unit Related Questions

Are the child units worth using?

Well, their value will largely be dependent on the effort you put in to their parents, so to speak. Since stat values and growths are calculated partially based on the parents, this means that you will have stronger child units if you spend the time to really train the parents. Even so, I feel some of the child units are more worth it than others.

So, who are the best child units?

It's so hard to answer this objectively, thanks to the way that child units and inheritance work. However, in my opinion:

  • Lucina - She usually surpasses Chrom until he can get the Exalted Falchion. Even then, you can perform the canon pairing of Chrom x Sumia and pass down Galeforce to Lucina. Remember that Galeforce can only be passed down by females (since the skill comes from Dark Flier, and only females can become Dark Fliers). In that case, Galeforce makes Lucina superior to Chrom. Just keep in mind that Galeforce requires Dark Flier 15 and that Lucina joins at the end of Chapter 13.

Noire, Tharja's daughter.
Noire, Tharja's daughter. | Source
Nah, Nowi's daughter.
Nah, Nowi's daughter. | Source
  • Nah - She's a Manakete. Enough said. The fact that she happens to have beautiful base growths (and Nowi's own growths aren't half-bad, so you're practically guaranteed to get a high stat growth Nah no matter the father) helps as well. Only minus is that Nah can't get Galeforce unless her father can pass down Pegasus Knight to her, as Nowi doesn't have access to said class. Thanks to Raven3557 for pointing this out!
  • Morgan - As the child of MU, Morgan is invariably a force to be reckoned with. Remember that parents pass down their class options to their children, so Morgan should have every non-gender specific class available to use. As a nasty bonus, if you have MU pair up with Panne or Nowi, you'll get a bonus shapeshifter for your troubles (definitely Nowi; I personally prefer Manaketes to Taguels myself).
  • Donnel's child. Basically, if you have a child unit not covered in the previous bullets that is the kin of Donnel, they land an honorary spot on this list (in my playthrough, it was Nah). Donnel's ridiculous growths pretty much guarantee that the child will be at least good (most likely great).

Generally speaking, the children will surpass their parents, but I feel that those listed in the bullets above are the cream of the crop. Your mileage may vary.

Help, I can't access a certain Paralogue!

Well, that's not a question, but here's an answer: You probably need to progress more in the story. To access every single child unit paralogue, you will need to clear the main story chapters up to 18. Once you beat Chapter 18, you should be able to access all of the child unit Paralogues.

Can child units support?

They most definitely can! In fact, child units can marry as well, should you get them to the appropriate S-rank. Look below for two helpful support tables for the second generation.

My Unit can marry any of the child units, should they not be married already, and if MU is of the correct gender for the attempted pairing. This is part of the reason why Morgan is an amnesiac (because the design team realized the possible issues such a pairing could cause in terms of timeline continuity if they weren't careful).

Possible Marriage Pairings for Child Units

Males
Females
Owain, Inigo, Brady, Gerome, Morgan (Male), Yarne, Laurent
Lucina, Kjelle, Cynthia, Severa, Morgan (Female), Noire, Nah
Basically, every single child unit can interact with every other child unit. Morgan [Male] and Morgan [Female] cannot both exist in the same game, since they're children to My Units of opposing genders. [Source: Serenes Forest]

Other Possible Supports for Child Units

Character
Supports
Lucina
Kjelle, Cynthia, Tiki
Owain
Inigo, Brady, Morgan (Male)
Inigo
Owain, Brady, Gerome
Brady
Owain, Inigo, Yarne
Kjelle
Lucina, Severa
Cynthia
Lucina, Severa, Nah
Severa
Kjelle, Cynthia, Noire
Gerome
Inigo, Laurent
Morgan (Male)
Owain, Yarne
Morgan (Female)
Noire, Nah
Yarne
Brady, Morgan (Male), Laurent
Laurent
Gerome, Yarne
Noire
Severa, Morgan (Female)
Nah
Cynthia, Morgan (Female), Tiki
Other possible supports for each of the child units. Lucina and Nah are the only child units that can support with somebody from the first generation that is not MU or their parents. All supports in this table go up to A-Rank. [Source: Serenes Forest

Who's your favorite child unit?

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Conclusion

In conclusion, the child units in Fire Emblem: Awakening provide a reward for those people who are diligent in pairing up their units to build up support relationships. Since child units will generally surpass their parents, they are definitely a force to be reckoned with. The stat growths, base stats, skills, and class options of child units are influenced by their parents, so some consideration should be taken at the time of pairing up couples, if you want to have optimal children.

However, sometimes optimal is more trouble than it's worth. If this is your first playthrough, just have fun and enjoy the game. You'll have time to create your master race of child units in a subsequent playthrough.

Feel free to ask questions if there is something unclear in this hub, or just voice out your thoughts on this hub. Feedback is what makes articles thrive, after all! I may have missed something, and a million pairs of eyes are better than one! So, if you want me to talk about something not mentioned here that is relevant to this topic, please let me know in the comments section!

Until the next time, take care and have fun! ;)

-Winterfate

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      Lolidragon 4 years ago

      I only wanted to say thank you for all the hubs!

      They are very interessting and i learnd a lot!

      Its just sad, that i cannot play FE Awakening yet TT_TT

      (I'm German and here it will be released on April 19th... :(, sorry when my english is a bit bad ^^")

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      :(

      Well, hello there Lolidragon! Glad I could help and no worries about your English. I can understand you just fine. :)

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      Danny Kamurmurmur 4 years ago from Los Altos, California

      Hey,

      Just wanted to give you a load of thanks for the hard work you put into these guides. They've been supremely useful to me and a couple friends of mine. Your writing and advice are both superb.

      I was wondering, even though this is good guide for the child units in general, if you could do a guide on Lucina and maybe Morgan, since they're the two child units almost every player is guaranteed to end up using?

      Thanks again for the care you put into these. I'll be reading everything you put out!

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hello there Danny! :)

      Thank you very much for the praise! I'm glad that I have been able to help you and your friends out. It's the main reason why I write these in the first place. :)

      You know, I actually had the same thought you did a few days ago (about doing guides for Lucina and Morgan). Well, I'll probably do them sooner or later but I'll probably finish the first-generation characters first (I'm publishing Cherche tomorrow, and that would leave Henry, Say'ri, Tiki and the Khans for the next few days), and I'll probably take a hiatus between the khans and Lucina should I write her up afterwards.

      Thank you very much for reading and posting your thoughts. They are much appreciated! :)

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      Sve 4 years ago

      Base stats don't really matter much I presume since because of reclassing you can max out any child regardless of their base stats on the time of recruitment?..?

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hello there Sve! First of all, thank you for reading! :)

      Secondly, while it is true that base stats don't matter much in the long run, they're pretty useful at the time of recruitment, since they will help you get each of the child units past their relatively low start at Level 10 unpromoted.

      Basically, if you don't mind grinding, your question is correct. If you want to grind as little as possible, then they'll probably be more important. :)

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      Mycool 4 years ago

      "All child units in Paralogues start as allied units..."

      This isn't actually true for Cynthia and Yarne. I just wanted to point that out. You have awesome dedication to this.

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hey there Mycool! Thanks for pointing that out. I forgot about Cynthia (who starts as an enemy unit). Granted, Yarne starts as an ally if you align yourself with the mercenaries in the village rather than the mercenaries outside of the village.

      I'll fix this soon and credit you for the correction. :)

      Thanks for reading!

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      4 years ago

      Thank you for doing this, as it has been really useful to me. I wish you had put a spoiler alert in the overview though, as I was looking forward to the game's plot twists and they got spoiled for me. Also, I have been really struggling with the marriage thing. This hub said a lot about why the children are so good and wether to use them or not, but it didn't discuss the marriage options or specifics about anything. Individual child hubs would be useful to know different possible skill builds, how to get certain skills on certain children, and things like that. I do know that you are busy, but I don't think the information is found anywhere else (although bits and pieces of it are online as answers to questions) and the information could be useful to a many people, not just me.

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      X, there's a spoiler alert at the very start of the article. -_-

      A hub talking about second generation units is going to have spoilers, no matter how hard I try not to have them (heck, Lucina's class is a huge spoiler for someone who has played multiple Fire Emblem games and has pattern recognition).

      I'm sorry that you got spoiled, but I can't very well write spoilers in big, fat letters throughout the whole hub. It would look sloppy. :/

      As for the rest of your comment: I plan to publish a Lucina hub tomorrow, a Morgan hub on Wednesday (possibly), and a Nah hub some time later (still not sure when). As for the other child units, I'm still up in the air about it. However, given that I'm getting such positive feedback on these hubs, and many people are posting interest for the other child hubs, I suppose I'll probably end up writing them. :)

      Thank you very much for your comment and for reading X, and sorry again for the spoilers!

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      @X: I saw the object of your concern and added a spoiler line. Feel free to check it out and let me know if it looks obtrusive or not.

      Thanks again for your feedback! :)

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      4 years ago

      It looks pretty good to me, but since I'm the person who wanted it in the first place, it might be best to get a second opinion. Thank you for adding it.

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      You're welcome X. Thanks again for reading! :)

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      Naro 4 years ago

      Heya Winterfate! I'd really like to thank you for making all those wonderful hubs! Honestly, I've gone to Serenes plenty of times looking for answers but...whether it was my own intellect or ability to understand... I failed to grasp anything (Derp xD). After finding these hubs though, it cleared everything up for me! Thanks again for the amazing guide :D Now I have a question, if I were to use Severa (I find her absolutely adorable x3) in your opinion what would be the best way to maximize her abilities?

      Naro~

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hello there Naro! Well, I'll eventually get to Severa in my individual child unit hubs, but here's a few base tips for potential parents:

      - Donnel, Gaius and Male MU are no gos because they should be used to pass down Pegasus Knight. Cordelia passes down Pegasus Knight, so it's a bit pointless to have any of those three as fathers.

      - I'm picky with pairing up Lon'qu since his Defense growth is pretty low, and that will cripple most child units. Lissa x Lon'qu is pseudo-canon, and that's the pairing I believe is optimal for Lissa's son.

      - Ricken, Libra, and Henry are better for the children with high-magic growths.

      For choice of parent, any of the fathers not mentioned above should work.

      For skills, you'll want Galeforce and Armsthrift. Have a potential father pass down an attack skill such as Astra or Luna. If you leave Severa as a Mercenary, she'll get Sol as a Hero. If Severa has a Mage class option from her male parent, you can get Lifetaker from Dark Knight.

      Really though, the real awesome skills are Galeforce and Armsthrift. Everything else is just icing on the cake. :)

      Thanks for reading Naro and hope this helps! :D

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      Naro 4 years ago

      Thanks for the quick reply!! It really does help a lot. As for the part about Lissa's son...that's good to know too. Im like in love with him xD! The stage you get him on cracked me up so hard -looking forward to the child pages hehe :D

      Thanks again and keep up the excellent work! I shall be checking in for more hubs fufufu xD!

      Naro~

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      mykel 4 years ago

      Big flaw for MU Nowi Morgn receives weakness to pegasus and wyvern riders

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      Mykel 4 years ago

      Lon'Qu is capable of being a speed tank I mastered him through to swordmaster then made him a trickster at level 12 Str31 mag14 skill48 spd 46 luck37 def 16 res 28 lucky seven and swodfaire on him as well I highly recommend the golden gaffe dlc makes money fast with good exp. It goes to show how many second seals farming each class to 20 can benefit before getting the kids. Only dissapointment is Severa looks so much better with black hair. Too late for this file Libra is the father might stick with Lon'Qu next time.

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      Raven3557 4 years ago

      Iirc , nah can get galeforce by having Donnell as father with opens up the Pegasus knight tree. Correct le if I'm wrong ^^

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Yes, you are correct. In fact, it even says so in my Galeforce inheritance table. XD

      I should go fix that. Thanks for pointing it out!

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      Raven3557 4 years ago

      And thanks to you for all of your hardwork :)

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      Azipi 4 years ago

      Okay so where are you getting all these "canon" info from? Stop freaking saying canon unless you know, from a credible official source, that its canon! I have not heard of any such source and I don't believe there is one so citations or stop freaking saying canon, sheesh.

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      FE11 4 years ago

      Dude, you can get all child paralouges after chapter 13. 18 is where you get tiki

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      FE11 4 years ago

      Sorry, meant after chapter 18 is when you get tiki's paralouge

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      Orange 3 years ago

      Hi there. This guide explains quite a bit and i wanted to thank you for that. However there is one piece of info i can't seem to find anywhere. Lets say we have Lissa and Fredrick together but Lissa isn't promoted to her Sage or War Cleric yet. Would her umpromoted class affect Owains maximun stat cap? A better question would be does a parents class affect a childs stat cap at all say if i had Vaike classed into something suitable for Laurents magic classes would his new class affect his stat caps? Thanks for your time i apprieciate it.

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      Darrin Perez 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hello there Orange!

      Well, simply put, a parent's class doesn't affect their children's stat caps. The only thing that can affect a child's stat caps is which parents pair up together. So, if you have Lissa/Frederick the stat caps on Owain will be different than say Lissa/Lon'Qu. It doesn't matter if they're on unpromoted classes or not.

      Hope this helps! :D

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      Orange 3 years ago

      Thanks a ton! You were a great help! It was always something that i thought about but never really tested to be sure. Personally though i think players put way to much thought into pairings to make uber children. I just like pairing my fav characters. Also lets be honest. At least in my opinion children characters will pretty much always surpass the parents so to me the stat caps don't really matter as much. I have fun playing the game and enjoying the story and that's what its all about. Sorry for the ramble and thanks for the info. :)

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      Darrin Perez 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Haha, I know the feeling all too well. I feel the same way as well but, for the sake of writing up these articles, I had to take a dive into the optimization circle. I feel that optimizing takes some of the fun out of the game though.

      (Although there is that one DLC map that has enemies with 50+ stats in everything, so perhaps there it is more of a requirement than elsewhere).

      No worries about the ramble. :D

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      Orange 3 years ago

      You mean Apotheosis right? That map is ridicolous with it's lunatic plus skills and overpowered stats. However all you really need to beat it is 20 units maxed out with Limit Breaker and some decent skills. Then the hard part is that you need some epic strategic skills and the patience of playing an hour long map. I beat it on Casual with just under half of my units fallen. My team was Chrom and Sumia (parents) Lucina Cynthia Avatar and Emmeryn (parents) Morgan Fredrick and Lissa (parents) Owain Gangrel Walhart Aversa Yen'Fey Priam Marth Ike Roy Tiki and Donnel. Keep in mind a little under half of these characters didn't have Limit Breaker and if they did i probably would have lost almost nobody. :P Point is the stat caps arent that big if a deal. In the end its strategics a bit of luck good skills and Limit Breaker that bring in the win. XD

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      Reaper7760 3 years ago

      I actually found this guide to be more helpful then most when it came to pairings and second gen children though most of my pairs are different overall though great guide and thank you for making for those of you reading this have fun with your pairings and let them match your unique playing style that is what matters the most in any game

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      Jay 2 years ago

      There are no canon pairing lists for FE:A. Nor has the developer acknowledged a canon pairings list for FE:A. Chrom x Sumia is implied. So is Chrom x Cordelia. Hell, even the Chrom x FeMU has extra cinematic scenes for a romantic pairing/an extra scene with Lucina. There is no canon pairing until a sequel establishes it.

      Chrom x FeMU is probably the most ideal gameplay pairing for 2nd generation characters. Since Lucina, and Morgan will both get access to every class in the game through their mom (thus Lucina can learn Armsthrift from the Merc line), and male Morgan can inherit Galeforce through his mom along with Rightful King from the father. Both kids would be able to sport an Aegis-Pavise combo if the player wanted, and be the most broken characters imaginable. No seriously. Lucina and Morgan are nigh-unstoppable if their parents are both Chrom, and FeMU.

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      Geodude 2 years ago

      Hi, I don't know if you're still around but you only need to get to chapter 13 to get all the kids if you have all potential mothers married already.

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      Jeffrey 14 months ago

      Hey, thanks for all the effort you put into this. Two things.

      1) Why do people put in all the effort to get so many skill and abilities, if there's no real PVP online mode? Is the hardest level really so hard that one needs to do that?

      2) Can children marry or support the adults? I wanted to pair up Yarne and Say'ri, but not only can they not marry so far, they don't have any support rank-ups! Not even C class! The heart icon that shows up on other character pairings after a fight doesn't show up. What's up? Can they just not even function as support?

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