|“||She's of no use to me wounded like this. Just leave her and she'll die by herself.||„|
|~ Eremiya ordering Reese to let Clarisse die.|
|“||My children... were just trash in the end. They couldn't even dispose of this rabble.... It seems I have no choice but to show them how it's properly done.||„|
|~ Eremiya during her final stand.|
|“||A junk puppet talking like a human being? The only word you're ever allowed to say is "yes". I'll make sure that mouth of yours starts working properly right away.||„|
|~ Eremiya after Katarina asserts her independence.|
Eremiya is the head of a group of assassins and a supporting antagonist in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, the remake of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem. She serves as the main antagonist of a side-plot introduced in that remake.
She is voiced by Mai Nakahara in Japanese and Lisa Ortiz in English.
Eremiya is a youthful-looking, purple-haired woman. She wears a purple bishop's hat with gold trim and a red stone on its front, as well as a white and purple dress with similar gold trim and a red stone on the chest.
Originally, Eremiya was a kind and compassionate bishop who truly loved the war orphans she raised. However during an unknown war her orphanage was burned down, killing the children inside. Distraught and heartbroken, Eremiya blamed herself for the tragedy. Soon after, Gharnef appeared and used her grief to corrupt her into a devoted slave.
Post-brainwashing, she gladly did Gharnef's bidding. She had no love for her new orphans, who were raised in darkness and subjected to brutal assassin training. If any died during missions, she saw them as failures and felt no remorse.
In an orphanage in the Archanean mountains, Eremiya raised many assassins for Gharnef, among them Legion, Reese, and Clarisse. The latter girl was originally born to a loving family, but Emeriya and Gharnef saw great potential in her, and orchestrated her parents' deaths at the hands of the Soothsire bandits to claim her as their own.
After the conclusion of the War of Shadows, Eremiya leads Reese, Clarisse, and Legion into the Samsooth mountains to eliminate remnants of the Soothsires, which had been decimated by the Archanean League during the war. The purpose of this mission was to determine if the three are strong enough to serve Gharnef. The two observe their pawns successfully route the bandits, and determine that they will prove useful in Gharnef's plans to come.
War of Heroes
When Gharnef plans to resurrect Medeus using four noble maidens pure of heart, Eremiya's group kidnaps Macedon Princess Maria and cleric Lena for use in the ritual. The group also works in the shadows to assassinate Prince Marth. When one failed attempt kills Legion, Eremiya orders Reese to dispose of his clones, who are useless without the original. Another attempt carried out by Clarisse leaves her mortally wounded, and Eremiya coldly orders Reese to abandon her. Finally, Eremiya sends Reese herself to kill Marth. Reese had previously posed as an Altean Knight named Katarina as part of an earlier assassination attempt, grew close to Marth and fellow knight Kris. Facing them again, she realized she could not kill the only other people she cared about, and defected.
After the fall of Emperor Hardin, Marth and Kris received information as to the whereabouts of Eremiya's orphanage. Reese, now permanently using the name Katarina, leads them directly to her. Eremiya rallied her remaining underlings to defend her, but was ultimately defeated by Marth's army and fatally wounded. Due to her failure, Gharnef released Eremiya from her brainwashing, gloating as she died while despairing over everything she had done.
Fire Emblem Heroes
Eremiya was made available to summoners on July 21, 2020 as a Grand Hero Battle. Her design is based on her outfit from Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.
|~ Eremiya in battle against the Soothsires.|
|“||They can't fight now that they've lost Legion, can they? So, they're useless now. Broken junk is to be discarded.||„|
|~ Eremiya ordering the execution of Legion's clones after his death.|
|“||Oh my, if it isn't the broken puppet. I wonder... should I call you ungrateful trash or traitorous trash? But I must say, it's very brave of you to show your face in front of me again, Reese.||„|
|~ Eremiya while battling Katarina.|
|~ Eremiya's last words.|
- The reveal near the end of the game that Eremiya was brainwashed by Gharnef has received negative reception from the fandom due to no foreshadowing and being a complete 180 of her prior cruel characterization.
- The reveal also following the "beautiful people have beautiful souls" cliche was also heavily criticized, as Eremiya was prior praised for seemingly being a rare Fire Emblem villain to be both cruel and good looking only for a last minute twist to say Eremiya was a good person forced to do evil by the stereotypically ugly Gharnef.