Nina in Fire Emblem Fates

Nina is one of the 2nd-generation child units the player can recruit to their army once her father, Niles, has an S-rank with another female unit in your army. As a character, she is known for her obsession with men being more than friends (as shown below with support dialogue text). Because of this, many fans have associated her with loving yaoi (Japanese boy-on-boy love).

  • Corrin: No, of course not. But now I’m curious… What have you been up to, Nina?
  • Nina: Oh, nothing interesting at all. Nothing even worth talking about. I suppose if I had to say SOMETHING, I would say I was…people watching.
  • Corrin: People watching?
  • Nina: Yeah! Like, see that guy over there? The one dripping with sweat from practice?
  • Corrin: Yeah, looks like he had quite a workout.
  • Nina: And then over there, there’s a guy tending to some horses. What if those two guys met up…like, for a cup of tea? Wouldn’t that be splendid? What would they talk about? Would they become fast friends? Or something more…
  • Corrin: Something more? I’m not sure I understand.
  • Nina: Oh, well, never mind that, then! Just imagine a good, old-fashioned friendship. But then one day they find themselves in the middle of an intense staring contest… Hee hee!
  • Nina: All right, then. Let’s say—hypothetically, of course—that I love spying on men. And not just any men. Men in close relationships. Men who are best friends. Weirded out yet?

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. Nina/Gallery. (n.d.). Retrieved from
  2. Nina/Supports. (n.d.). Retrieved from