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In Fire Emblem Fates, players can make a male or female avatar. There are two NPCs available for romance options by either gender: Niles and Rhajat.
According to this site, marrying either with a same-sex avatar can lead the player to permanently lose out on one or two children. Also Rhajat is not automatically unlocked in the game and hence is missable.
LGBTQ references in this game series:
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (1999): Marty and Dagdar
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (2003): Bramimond; Florina and Lyndis; Legault; Lucius and Raven
Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones (2004): Ephraim and Lyon; Joshua and Gerik
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005): Ike and Soren; Jill and Mist; Reyson and Tibarn; Sigrun and Tanith
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007): Elincia and Lucia; Heather; Jill and Mist; Joke about Ike and Sothe; Kyza; Ranulf
Fire Emblem Awakening (2012): Gay Jokes and Queerness; Same-Sex Relationship Hack; The Hubba Tester
Fire Emblem Fates (2015): Forrest; Nina; Romance options; Same-Sex Relationship Hack; Skinshipping; Soleil; The Hubba Tester
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (2017): Leon; Lukas; Queer Readings
Fire Emblem Heroes (2017): Ally Support; Loki; Sharena
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2019-2020): Byleth Pairings and Controversy; Non-Byleth Pairings
See also QRM’s entry for this game series
- Fire Emblem Fates. (n.d.). Gamefaqs. Retrieved from http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Fire_Emblem_Fates
- Is every character bi? (2016). Gamefaqs. Retrieved from https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/114533-fire-emblem-fates-conquest/73257655
- Niles. (n.d.) Fire Emblem Wiki. Retrieved from http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Niles
- O’Keeffe, K. (2016, February 22). Nintendo’s New game ‘Fire Emblem: Fates’ is the first to feature queer characters. Mic. Retrieved from https://mic.com/articles/135754/nintendo-s-new-game-fire-emblem-fates-is-the-first-to-feature-queer-characters#.zJOw2IssY
- Rhajat. (n.d.) Fire Emblem Wiki. Retrieved from http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Rhajat
- There’s bisexual characters in FE Conquest and Birthright? (2016). GameFaqs. Retrieved from https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/3ds/141838-fire-emblem-fates-birthright/answers/421417-theres-bisexual-characters-in-fe-conquest-and-borthright