Same-Sex Relationship Hack in Fire Emblem Awakening

Screenshot from game with hack

Fire Emblem Awakening is the eleventh game in the strategic role-playing Fire Emblem game series and was released exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS. The player character is customizable and canonically suffers from amnesia which lessens as the story progresses. Players have debated the pros and cons of adding same-sex options to the Fire Emblem relationship system, referencing queer readings of earlier titles (see Fire Emblem entries in the archive). In response to the lack of same-sex relationship options in Fire Emblem Awakening, UnassumingVenasaur, a fan of the game, designed a game hack/modification that adds same sex marriage options as well the ability for same-sex couples to have children.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (2003):  Florina and LyndisLucius 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): ForrestNinaRomance optionsSoleil

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

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2019-2020): Byleth Pairings and Controversy; Non-Byleth Pairings

See also QRM’s entry for this game series


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