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|“||We met under sad circumstances, Robin, but I've never been happier.||„|
|~ Aversa talking to the male Robin.|
Aversa (イソバース, Inverse) is an anti-heroine from the Fire Emblem franchise. Originally the underling of Validar, Aversa was deeply loyal to him and his Grimleal cult. She terrorized Plegia through her connections to King Gangrel, all with the goal of resurrecting the Fell Dragon Grima. However, after breaking free of the mind control put on her and learning the truth of her past as well as that the Grimleal killed her parents, Aversa turned against the Grimleal and joined with Chrom's Shepherds to kill Grima.
In Japanese, Aversa is voiced by Tanaka Kumi who also voices Tana and Nowi. In English, she is voiced Cindy Robinson, who also voices Minerva, Libra, and from Fire Emblem Heroes onward, Hinoka and Peri.
Aversa has dark skin, long white hair, red eyes, and long black nails sharpened like claws. She wears a black crown similar to Gangrel's, and a matching black neck brace with ornate shoulder guards projecting from its surface. On her body, Aversa wears a skintight black coat with a long opening in front and feathered collar, lace stockings with black striped patterns, and black high-heeled shoes.
After breaking free of Validar's memory rewrite, Aversa revealed herself to be a quite kind and empathetic woman. She remains playful and flirtatious outwardly, but is secretly insecure about spending much of her life manipulated like a puppet. She grew to loathe Validar and the Grimleal as her true parent's murderers, and became immensely remorseful over her past deeds, desiring to atone for them and avenge her family by destroying the Grimleal and their god.
If Robin is male, Aversa shows an attraction to him which Robin can potentially reciprocate. If Robin is female, Aversa instead shows interest in Chrom and views female Robin as a rival, however Chrom never reciprocates Aversa affections.
In the Grimleal
Aversa grew up in an unnamed village, presumably in Plegia, living a simple life under the care of loving parents. One day, Validar and the Grimleal encountered Aversa. In the english version, the Grimleal recognized the Shadowgift within her and coveting Aversa's skill for themselves, whilst in the Japanese version they decided to kidnap the girl for unexplained reasons. The Grimleal subsequently murdered Aversa's parents while Validar erased her memories. Validar proceeded to implant false ones of Aversa living a harsh life on the streets before he adopted her and taught her the Grimleal way of life.
Aversa was deeply loyal to Validar following the rewrite and became a devout follower of the Grimleal's teachings, often acting as an agent to seduce the cult's enemies. Eventually, the cult teamed up with Gangrel, a former pauper who rose to become King of Plegia. Gangrel molded the country into a Grimleal theocracy and accepted Aversa as his direct subordinate. However, Gangrel's warmongering with the Halidom of Ylisse earned the ire of Prince Chrom and his Shepherds. Furthermore, the Grimleal's planned vessel for Grima, Validar's child Robin, fled with their mother. Later, an amnesiac Robin became Ylisse's tactician. Robin, Chrom, and the Shepherds fought against Gangrel's tyranny, and later the Gimleal as well, in a campaign that culminated in Validar's death. However, they were unable to prevent Grima's resurrection, and as Chrom performed the Awakening rite to strengthen the dragon slaying sword Falchion, Averesa gathered the surviving Grimleal for a battle at Origin Peak. She taunted the Shepherds about their failure to prevent Grima's revival, and angrily claimed she would have her revenge for Validar's death. However, Aversa's forces were defeated and Aversa herself left for dead.
The Wellspring of Truth
Against all odds, Aversa survived and recovered from her wounds. Now left alone, Aversa took stock of herself and suspected that something was wrong with her memories. Determined to understand her past, Aversa journeyed to the continent of Valm, which housed a spring said to reflect one's true self. On the way she encountered Robin, and cryptically told them to follow her if they wanted to know the truth. Concerned that Aversa would spread more corruption across the world, the Shepherds followed her to the fabled Wellspring of Truth, which produced Mirage copies of all individuals present. Together, Aversa and the Shepherds defeated all of the spring's Mirages, allowing Aversa to gaze into its waters. To her horror, she learns how the Grimleal destroyed her family and mentally enslaved her for their own purposes.
With her "love" to the Grimleal now shattered and replaced with a newfound hatred of them and all they stood for, Aversa willingly joined the Shepherds in their quest to destroy Grima and the Grimleal as a way to avenge her parents. After Grima was successfully dealt with and his Grimleal exterminated, Aversa returned to her birth town to live the ordinary life that was originally stolen from her. Alternatively, she may have bonded with and fallen in love with a male Robin, and lived the rest of her days with him and their child Morgan.
Fire Emblem Heroes
Aversa was first made available to Fire Emblem Heroes summoners on October 25, 2018 as the twenty-fifth Grand Hero Battle. Her outfit is based on her design from Fire Emblem Awakening.
|“||What a convoluted family tree we make! More like a tangled shrub, in fact. I'm older than you, and yet I was adopted AFTER your birth. Hmm... I suppose in a way that makes you my older brother? How delightful!||„|
|~ Aversa joking with a male Robin|
|“||Hello, my love. Why is it that with so many men out there, I still find you alluring?||„|
|~ Aversa if she married a male Robin|
|“||I would rather not dwell on the past. I have done nothing a mother would be proud of. And if you know my future, I'd just as soon be spared the details. Gods know a sad, manipulative vixen like me is unlikely to meet a pretty end.||„|
|~ Aversa to Morgan|
- In addition to In addition to Aversa, Minerva, Libra, Hinoka, and Peri Cindy Robinson provides the English voice of Fire Emblem villain Nuibaba.
- Aversa hates Gangrel if he joins with the player, as unlike her, Gangrel did all his crimes of his free will.
- Aversa was canonically born on November 3.