Fire Emblem: Three Houses is introducing a slew of new characters to the Fire Emblem universe, including Sothis, Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude and Rhea. According to her official bio, Rhea is the archbishop and supreme leader of the Church of Seiros. Although she has a motherly side to her, she can also be strict and won’t hesitate to pass merciless judgment on those who defy the church. You can see what role she’ll play when Fire Emblem: Three Houses launches on July 26 for Nintendo Switch.
Has Fire Emblem ever used a church like group as villains before? It would fit the medieval setting of Fire Emblem since the Crusades were done in the “name of the Church” but was sadly more of an attempt to spread their power in the name of “God.”
Not really as villains but there have been instances of Bishops and Monks being corrupt in Fire Emblem 6 + 7
Also I vaguely remember in a Fire Emblem game a church dedicated to dark mages called the Luptr (?) not really 100% sure about that though.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out nontheless and my hopes aren’t really high up for this game for whateever reason…
* Just remembered that Duma also had followers like Mila in Gaiden / Echoes but they’re more like a cult and not a religious group
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Those crusades never made any sense to me. Not only did they violate the “thou shalt not kill” commandment, but how does it honor God if you’re killing nonbelievers and sending them to hell as a result? Makes no sense to me.
Because they were never truly for God & were simply done to spread their own influence, power, & control. They knew religion was a very powerful tool in getting millions of people to follow you with little to no questions. After all, don’t forget some Greeks & Romans waged war in the name of their God of War. Then there were human sacrifices to some gods where it was a big spectacle where hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people watched. Even some human sacrifices were most likely willingly letting themselves be sacrificed for their gods. Don’t need to look any further than suicide bombers of today to see just how willing some people are to sacrifice themselves in the name of their “God.”
Sadly, more often than not, religion just makes God look like a total fucking asshole, hence why I don’t consider myself as religious these days & only believe in a loving God. Fuck all that fire & brimstone, gays & transgenders are abominations, etc bullshit. As long as people aren’t killing, raping, molesting, or bullying others, do whatever you feel is right. I’d even let stealing slide IF it’s food.
And only if you really, really need to eat and don’t have any other options.
The crusades don’t make sense to you because you have neglected to investigate their historic context.
The crusades were a reaction to 600 years of violent muslim occupation in southern Europe, they didn’t just happen one day because “white people bad.”
The crusades begun with the Reconquista (Reconquest) war and were a reaction to the Umayyad conquest and the following 600-year muslim occupation (The Nasrid Kingdom) of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal) and parts of France and Italy.
While later followed by the much less justifiable Inquisition in a paranoid attempt at weeding out any remaining anti-catholic sentiment and generally more violent than necessary, the crusades didn’t happen in a vaccum just because “white people bad” like you seem to be implying.
Actually, I meant it as “organized religion” is bad. Fuck both the catholics & the muslims from those days.
Never seen a more obvious villain.
“Although she has a motherly side to her, she can also be strict and won’t hesitate to pass merciless judgment on those who defy the church.”
This line just screams “villain”
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