Fire Emblem Fates Marriage Guide – Inheritance, Best Children, Pairs, Stats, Ratings

By   /   Feb 21, 2016
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The concept of character marriage and children is something Fire Emblem Fates has acquired from Fire Emblem: Awakening with a few changes. This guide details everything you need to know about marriage and children in the game.

For more help on Fire Emblem Fates, you can read our Character Builds Guide and Character Recruitment Guide.

Fire Emblem Fates Marriage and Children

In order to get married, you need to ensure that two characters acquire a maximum support rating with each other; after which they will be able to get married and in some instances, conceive children.

The conceived children will acquire specialized skills from both parents and will be able to get recruited in their parents’ army.

Having characters tie a knot is as easy as it can be! All you need to do is to pair them up in battlefield until they reach ‘S’ rank. However, there is absolutely no need for marriage, but doing so can potentially affect some optional missions.

Changes from Fire Emblem: Awakening

One of the first changes that you will notice in Fire Emblem Fates is an offspring’s hair color and dependency.

While in Fire Emblem: Awakening, a child acquired his or her hair color from father and was dependent on mother, the exact opposite is the case in Fire Emblem Fates with the sole exception of Corrin and Azura.

In Fire Emblem: Awakening, paralogue optional missions only become available during the specific parts of the story, provided the availability of a married couple.

In Fire Emblem Fates, on the other hand, paralogue optional missions become readily available as soon as two characters attain ‘S’ rank support with absolutely no dependence upon the game’s story.

The last thing that you need to know is that you may need a Child Seal in order to promote a child to an upgraded class.

Same-Sex Marriages

Since we are talking about conceiving children, it is a good idea to touch upon the subject of same-gender marriages.

The game indeed allows same-gender marriages e.g. Corrin in the game is not only able to achieve ‘S’ rank with almost every female character in the game, but also with Niles.

However, in such as case, you will not be able to conceive and recruit children for your case. Other than this, everything else remains identical!

Children

When it comes to children and inheritance, there are a couple of things to understand. Firstly, as mentioned earlier, with the exception of Kana, all children inherit their mother’s hair color.

Secondly, children acquire one class and one skill from each of the parents. It is also important to note that both Azura and Corrin in the game can conceive two children – this only holds true in the case of male Corrin if paired with Azura.

It also goes without saying that all children are recruited without any prior promotion. Again, with the sole exception of Corrin, children can also acquire ‘S’ rank, but will be unable to conceive children.

Lastly, all children start with ‘C’ rank support.

Inheritance

As mentioned earlier, characters can marry one another and conceive children who can rapidly age into adults. However, when it comes to inheritance, there are some things that need to be considered.

Firstly, there is no confirmation regarding the base stats and growth rate of the children. The children inherit last skill from both father and mother and the maximum stat modifier is equal to sum of father’s + mother’s + 1.

There are also a couple of things that you need to understand regarding the class availability. First and foremost, understand that a child’s default base class and its promotion classes are added into child’s class availability.

Secondly, if father’s default base class is different from the child’s, the class and promotion classes are added into the child’s class availability. If both the child’s and father’s default base class is same, father’s secondary class is added!

The same thing goes for mother’s base default class. Last but not the least; if mother’s default and secondary classes are available then mother’s faction parallel is made available to the child.

Fire Emblem Fates Marriage Chart

Those of you who are looking forward to marriage chart – similar to the one from Fire Emblem: Awakening days – you can view the attached image below – open in new tab to enlarge the image:

Fire Emblem Marriage Chart

Children and Parentage

This section essentially details all the children characters as well as their possible parentage:

KanaNohr Prince / Princess

  • 1st Parent: Corrin
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 2
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Any

ShigureSky Knight

  • 1st Parent: Azura
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 3
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Jakob, Silas, Kaze, Ryoma, Hinata, Subaki, Takumi, Saizo, Hayato, Kaden, Azama, Xander, Leo, Odin, Arthur, Flannel, Benny, Laslow, Niles

DwyerTroubadour

  • 1st Parent: Jakob
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 4
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Hinoka, Sakura, Hana, Orochi, Rinkah, Kagero, Oboro, Setsuna, Camilla, Elise, Berkua, Effie, Nyx, Peri, Charlotte, Selena

SophieCavalier

  • 1st Parent: Silas
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 5
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Hinoka, Sakura, Hana, Orochi, Rinkah, Kagero, Oboro, Setsuna, Camilla, Elise, Berkua, Effie, Nyx, Peri, Charlotte, Selena

MidoriHerb Merchant

  • 1st Parent: Kaze
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 6
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Hinoka, Sakura, Hana, Orochi, Rinkah, Kagero, Oboro, Setsuna, Camilla, Elise, Berkua, Effie, Nyx, Peri, Charlotte, Selena

ShiroSpear Fighter

  • 1st Parent: Ryoma
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 7
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Hana, Orochi, Rinkah, Kagero, Oboro, Setsuna, Camilla, Elise

KiragiArcher

  • 1st Parent: Takumi
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 8
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Hana, Orochi, Rinkah, Kagero, Oboro, Setsuna, Camilla, Elise

AsugiNinja

  • 1st Parent: Saizo
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 9
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Hinkoka, Sakura, Hana, Orochi, Rinkah, Kagero, Oboro, Setsuna, Beruka, Charlotte

SelkieFox Spirit

  • 1st Parent: Kaden
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 10
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Hinkoka, Sakura, Hana, Orochi, Rinkah, Kagero, Oboro, Setsuna, Peri, Charlotte

HisameSamurai

  • 1st Parent: Hinata
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 11
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Hinkoka, Sakura, Hana, Orochi, Rinkah, Kagero, Oboro, Setsuna, Peri, Selena

MitamaShrine Maiden

  • 1st Parent: Azama
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 12
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Hinkoka, Sakura, Hana, Orochi, Rinkah, Kagero, Oboro, Setsuna, Effie, Beruka

CaeldoriSky Knight

  • 1st Parent: Subaki
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 13
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Hinkoka, Sakura, Hana, Orochi, Rinkah, Kagero, Oboro, Setsuna, Selena, Nyx

RhajatDiviner

  • 1st Parent: Hayato
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 14
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Hinkoka, Sakura, Hana, Orochi, Rinkah, Kagero, Oboro, Setsuna, Effie, Nyx

SiegbertCavalier

  • 1st Parent: Xander
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 15
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Selena, Effie, Nyx, Peri, Charlotte, Beruka, Hinoka, Sakura

ForrestTroubadour

  • 1st Parent: Leo
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 16
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Selena, Effie, Nyx, Peri, Charlotte, Beruka, Hinoka, Sakura

IgantiusKnight

  • 1st Parent: Benny
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 17
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Selena, Effie, Nyx, Peri, Charlotte, Beruka, Elise, Camilla, Oboro, Rinkah

VelouriaWolfskin

  • 1st Parent: Flannel
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 18
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Selena, Effie, Nyx, Peri, Charlotte, Beruka, Elise, Camilla, Hana, Rinkah

PercyWyvern Rider

  • 1st Parent: Arthur
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 19
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Selena, Effie, Nyx, Peri, Charlotte, Beruka, Elise, Camilla, Setsuna, Kagero

OpheliaDark Mage

  • 1st Parent: Odin
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 20
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Selena, Effie, Nyx, Peri, Charlotte, Beruka, Elise, Camilla, Orochi, Kagero

SolielMercenary

  • 1st Parent: Laslow
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 21
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Selena, Effie, Nyx, Peri, Charlotte, Beruka, Elise, Camilla, Orochi, Hana

NinaOutlaw

  • 1st Parent: Niles
  • Recruit Chapter: Paralogue 22
  • Possible 2nd Parent: Corrin, Azura, Felicia, Mozu, Selena, Effie, Nyx, Peri, Charlotte, Beruka, Elise, Camilla, Oboro, Setsuna

If there is something else you would like to know; make sure to let us know in the comments section below!

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