Forrest in Fire Emblem Fates

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Forrest is one of the 2nd-generation child units the player can recruit to their army once his father, Leo, has an S-rank with another female unit in your army. According to in-game support dialogue (pasted below), Forrest identifies as a heterosexual cisgender man, while not conforming to traditional gender roles/norms. Fans however have queerly read him to be trans or queer in other ways.

  • Corrin: I’ve never met anyone like you, and I’m curious: Do you prefer boys or girls?
  • Forrest: *giggle* Romantically speaking you mean? Girls, exclusively. I can’t imagine why you would have been confused on that point.
  • Forrest: Corrin … do you think I’m strange? Because of my interests and clothing that is. It’s not that I consider myself to be a girl. Far from it. But I see darling things such as this bracelet, and my heart simply melts. I wear what I feel most comfortable in, but I know your upbringing was … sheltered.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (1999): Marty and Dagdar

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (2003): BramimondFlorina and LyndisLegaultLucius and Raven

Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones (2004): Ephraim and LyonJoshua and Gerik

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005): Ike and SorenJill and MistReyson and TibarnSigrun and Tanith

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007): Elincia and LuciaHeatherJill and MistJoke about Ike and SotheKyzaRanulf

Fire Emblem Awakening (2012): Gay Jokes and QueernessSame-Sex Relationship HackThe Hubba Tester

Fire Emblem Fates (2015): ForrestNinaRomance optionsSame-Sex Relationship HackSkinshippingSoleilThe Hubba Tester

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (2017): LeonLukasQueer Readings

Fire Emblem Heroes (2017): Ally SupportLokiSharena

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2019-2020): Byleth Pairings and ControversyNon-Byleth Pairings

See also QRM’s entry for this game series


  1. Forrest (Fates). (n.d.). Retrieved from
  2. Forrest (Fates)/Supports. (n.d.). Retrieved from