Heroes: Spring Brings us Hares at the Fair

A new banner is upon us, and the sneak peek came a bit sooner than expected, with the Hares at the Fair banner. This banner gives us no new heroes, but variants of some classic favorites, and our Askrian prince and princess finally see an alternative version  to hit the fray.

Among the basket of newcomers includes an Easter themed Catria and Kagero, sure to catch the eye of many a summoner. Of course, they will come with their own banner, as well as a paralogue series, providing orbs aplenty and no doubt, quests to do the same.


Keep your eyes open from March 22 until April 22 (12a PT – 11:59p PT) for these Springtime surprises. For details on the incoming heroes, read more below:

  • Catria: Spring Whitewing, a Blue Tome Cavalry
    • Huginn’s Egg | 14 Mt | 2 Rng
      • Grants Res +3. At start of turn, if unit’s HP ≥ 50%, inflicts Atk/Def -5 on foe on the enemy team with the lowest Res through its next action
    • Draw Back (Assist)
    • Chill Res 3 (B)
      • At start of turn, inflicts Res -7 on foe on the enemy team with the highest Res through its next action.
    • Drive Spd 2 (C)
  • Sharena: Spring Princess, a Green Tome Infantry
    • Muninn’s Egg | 14 Mt | 2 Rng
      • Grants Res +3. At start of turn, if unit’s HP ≥ 50%, inflicts Atk/Res -5 on foe on the enemy team with the lowest Spd through its next action
    • Rally Atk/Spd (Assist)
    • Swift Stance 2 (A)
      • Grants Spd/Res +4 during combat if foe iniates combat.
    • Live for Bounty
    • Res Tactic 3
  • Alfonse: Spring Prince, an Axe Cavalry
    • Giant Spoon+ | 13 Mt | 1 Rng
      • Deals +10 Damage when special triggers.
    • Noontime (S)
    • Sturdy Blow 2 (A)
    • Def Smoke 3 (C)
      • After combat, inflicts Def -7 on foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
  • Kagero: Spring Ninja, a Dagger Flier
    • Lethal Carrot+ | 12 Mt | 2 Rng
      • Deals +10 Damage when special triggers. After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res -7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
    • Glimmer (S)
    • Spd/Res Bond 3 (A)
      • Grants Spd/Res +5 to this unit during combat if unit is adjacent to an ally.
    • Live for Honor (B)
    • Goad Fliers (C)
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  • Diovani Estivalet

    Wow! Actually… I need all 4!

  • this will be another pass. gotta stock up for leafy

  • mrkisukes

    Dagger Flier? Yep, leave to the seasonal banners to come up with the most unconventional units…so flier staff/bow soon. The mages though…Catria you debuffing monster; between the 2 mages Sharena will probably have the best min/max to her stats. And Alfonse is also here, though his Smoke Def is pretty nasty. Unfortunately he is just going to act as the troll poll for those wanting Catria.

    • Vaximillian

      Catria and Alfonse don’t share colours, Alfonse and Sharena do.

      • mrkisukes

        Oh, I thought the Giant Spoon was a Lance, welp, that changes my target now.

  • MetalGear Lamia

    Fjorm and Gunnthrá better get something in the future now that Alfonse, Sharena, and Veronica are getting alt versions. Also good for Catria and ESPECIALLY Kagero getting must deserved love!

    • Daniel Smith

      Rip old Kagero…

      your poison daggers wreaked havoc among the enemy lines
      And though your beta form is disgraced
      May your easter form bring you honor

  • speedster

    So if the spring paralogues were foreshadowing bunny Sharena then that means that bride Anna, summer Alphonse and summer Sharena could very likely happen.

    • Vaximillian

      Summer Kiran when?

  • Shenai

    Axe cavalry! Well, he looks adorable, maybe he’ll finally be a good axe cavalry.

    • Diovani Estivalet

      I hope Spring Alfonse has more speed than normal Alfonse.

  • Laggalot101

    I certainly didn’t expect this, and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it. I do know that I won’t be spending orbs on it, however. They need to do something seriously incredible to make me pull Seasonal again, because all my attempts at pulling from seasonal end in sadness.

  • Diovani Estivalet

    Thanks Mila this is a 1 month banner, so I will wait until the Legendary Hero banner to see which one I will spend my orbs, but also I need some orbs to try to get Nanna in a near future.

  • Sisyphe

    Sigh…so they really won’t stop with the automatic debuffs? Am I the only one who finds those irritating?

    • Shenai

      Not the only one.

    • Laggalot101

      Nope. I can definitely see what you’re talking about.

      …Harsh Command and Micaiah’s Sacrifice support skill becoming more meta, one update at a time…

  • dmurr

    …does Kozaki know that bunnies don’t hatch from eggs?

    • Daniel Smith

      Yeah… I always questioned why it was an Easter Rabbit… I still do… cause it doesn’t make sense

    • speedster

      I’m guessing that egg is fake and rabbits hide in them

  • 100%B-Type

    I´m really Eggcited for this banner~

    • Daniel Smith

      no puns are old…

      so the yolks on you 😛

  • Who the heck decided Spring Camilla’s outfit needed to return, and on Kagero of all people? I want them dead, that’s nothing but the continuation of the obnoxious trend of turning epic characters into fanservice ones and it pisses me off.

    • Shenai

      I agree with you on principle, but in fairness, their original designs were already pretty disastrous.

      • Eh, I guess. I sort of never found Kagero’s to be quite as bad, especially considering Saizo and Kaze also had the weird little semi-open front so I suppose I just assumed that was just part of the uniform for all Hoshidan Ninja. She really could have chosen a better color than yellow, though…
        Another factor is that Kagero at least had something to her character besides quote-unquote ‘personality’ as opposed to Camilla, who had all kinds of potential that got scrapped in favor of SILF bewbs.

        • Shenai

          Kaze and Saizo don’t run the risk of anything falling out of that boob window though. For them it just looks weird.
          Take it from someone who knows, she can not fight in that outfit without exposing herself. Hell without any proper support that is just awkward and painful and frankly unworkable with the kind of jumping around the ninja do. Don’t get me started on the bottom half of that costume.

          Not even getting into their personalities, I personally find yandere types very disturbing, no matter the gender, so I won’t go near Camilla, but her “armor” was just the worst. I was speechless seeing that.

    • Sisyphe

      I never had any issue with Kagero’s design generally, and I actually love this art style with its attention to shading and lighting, almost as if painted, but at some point we have to consider humans proportion here…

      I find Catria’s art pretty harmless, but I still don’t really like how they’ve made her look younger than her Echoes art, which I think is a perfect representation of a top-5 favorite for me.

      • Shenai

        it’s not so much proportions, it’s the laws of physics, like gravity
        like, maybe if those things on the costume are metal and she holds that position with her arm supporting the frontload and without breathing, but even then this is unlikely
        everything would come all tumbling out as soon as she moves or takes a moderately deep breath

        • Sisyphe

          Yeah I was more thinking like, how does that work on such a slight frame? People were giving Grima’s artist a hard time for ill proportions, but Kagero isn’t vaguely within the confines of human development. Not with that body. I just don’t see a reason to go so overboard. Restraint is a friend.

          The costume is unworkable, yeah, but frankly almost all women (and some men) have pretty ridiculous outfits if they actually had to do anything (like all the Pegasus Knights in little skirts or Catria riding a horse in what she’s wearing. I’m used to that ridiculousness by now.

          • Shenai

            As someone who has been cursed with a very similar physique I have to disagree with you on that, but I definitely know first hand that those clothes are bs, as is her original costume, sorry.
            But I do see a trend for proportions like these which are definitely unusual and even worse ones which go right over into ridiculous without artificial help. I would absolutely welcome some restraint as well, especially for Kagero who is Hoshidan, an Asian inspired country, and on their body types this would be even more of a freak occurence.
            At least they’re not floating under her chin.

            That’s definitely true as well.
            For the short skirts on a pegasus all I can say, it can work, but only without a saddle.

          • Sisyphe

            Hmmm fair enough. I spoke too confidently then, and I take it back. I actually didn’t remember her original costume and had to look it up again, but yeah, that one isn’t doing her much good either, surely. I’ve wondered from time to time how all these large-chested women would be able to do much of anything in the way of fighting as they allegedly do. I’ve known less-endowed folks struggle with less.

          • Shenai

            It’s certainly not the most common shape for a woman to have.
            They must have a great tolerance for pain, be extremely skilled to deal with the obstacles they carry around, or use the flopping about of parts that get in the way as a diversionary tactic… I’m kidding, it’s just fanservice and pandering to a certain type of male demographic. Wish fulfillment.

            A heavily armored class wearing armor that leaves most of the most vulnerable attack points bare just blew my mind.
            Minerva’s armor looks really cool, it’s a bit over the top but that’s its worst offense.
            Totally agree, you can give her proper light armor, put her all in leather, make it tight and suggestive and flattering to her physique and there you go, practical and still going with the theme. It’s really not that hard.
            Make it white and with frilly designs on if you want to create a fake sense of innocence, there are so many options.

            To be honest, all of this is one of the reasons I was very happy when they announced a different artist for Echoes. Kozaki Yusuke is talented no doubt, but although before him there were some ludicrous designs it wasn’t on almost every character and it wasn’t as extreme. Even the post battle poses of the female character models in Fates are completely incongruous and unnecessary. (Awakening did it to a lesser extent)
            Echoes has its flaws as well, as do all the games, but it wasn’t as bad as the Kozaki designed games.

          • Sisyphe

            Actually, Echoes has my favorite presentation of all of them, and if I had my way, would be the standard the series uses going forward. I loved just about all the art (though they couldn’t shake their past issues when it came to writing) and the feel of the environments felt consistent as well. As I’ve said, that game and its art turned Catria into a top-5 character for me.

            I think your point about incongruity sums it up well. Fanservice is one thing in a title that fosters it, but it just feels odd in a Fire Emblem title that still tries to be serious otherwise. The post battle poses and even all the quipping during battle don’t help with that.