In the run-up to the release of mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo held a worldwide poll titled “Choose Your Legend”, which would determine which of the franchise’s many heroes would receive special variants, to be made available at a later date, with the highest ranked hero and heroine each receiving the honour. The Top 10 characters would also receive special calender wallpapers, to be distributed from March through to December.
With the polls closing with the game’s worldwide release last Thursday, the results have now been posted – tallying 791 different characters based on far more votes than my parliamentary choice receives.
Interestingly, entries for characters appearing multiple games were counted individually, so combining the votes of Ike from Path of Radiance (#3) and Radiant Dawn (#10) actually allows him to take the top spot – so Ike fans, get your pitchforks ready!
The overall Top 10, are as follows:
- Lyn (The Blazing Blade) – 49, 917 votes.
- Lucina (Awakening) – 42, 875 votes.
- Ike (Path of Radiance) – 33, 871 votes.
- Tharja (Awakening) – 29, 540 votes.
- Roy (The Binding Blade) – 28, 982 votes.
- Hector (The Blazing Blade) – 26, 557 votes.
- Camilla (Fates) – 25, 766 votes.
- Chrom (Awakening) – 23, 803 votes.
- Corrin Female (Fates) – 19, 599 votes.
- Ike (Radiant Dawn) – 17, 684
While the above list features a diverse collection of characters from the franchise’s long history, the Bottom 10 consists entirely of heroes from games that were never released overseas, such as Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776:The Lowest 10, are as followed (ranked lowest first):
- Glade (Thracia 776) – 17
- Bloom (Genealogy of the Holy War) – 18
- Danann (Genealogy of the Holy War) – 18
- Macellan (Mystery of the Emblem) – 19
- Roger (Mystery of the Emblem) – 22
- Beck (Mystery of the Emblem) – 22
- Ymir (Mystery of the Emblem) – 25
- Conomor (Thracia 776) – 27
- Cimbeath (Genealogy of the Holy War) – 27
- Darros (Mystery of the Emblem) – 27
During the event, each player with a MyNintendo account was allocated one vote per day, for a period of two weeks – so at least a whopping two people must have supported Glade!
To commemorate their victories, both Lyn and Ike will receive commemorate “Choose Your Legends” versions. As thanks, Lucina and Robin will as well.
If you would like to view the results in full, perhaps to find where your favourite ranked, you can do so here: 001 – 100, 101 – 300, 301+. For reference, my personal choice, Severa from Awakening, came 47th with 6,006 votes.