Heather in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

In Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Heather is depicted as a lesbian, having joined the party to meet all of the cute girls. This characterization was directly addressed and defended by the game’s creators in a Q&A on the game’s official site. A player asked why Heather is attracted to women, asking if she had been subjected to some trauma or had some other reason for hating men. The staff response was that perhaps she was just born that way.


LGBTQ references in this game series:

Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (2003): Lucius and Raven; Florina and Lyndis

Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones (2004): Joshua and Gerik

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005): Ike and Soren; Heather

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007): Ranulf; Kyza

Fire Emblem Awakening (2012): Same-Sex Relationship Hack

Fire Emblem Fates (2015): Romance options

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (2017): Leon



  1. Heather. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Heather