Heather in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, 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):  Florina and Lyndis; Lucius and Raven

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

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005): Ike and SorenJill and Mist

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007): HeatherJill and MistKyzaRanulf

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

Fire Emblem Fates (2015): Forrest; NinaRomance optionsSoleil

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


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