In Fire Emblem: Three Houses for the Nintendo Switch, you have 18 gorgeous men to choose from to be your eventual partner in marriage, but how can you possibly decide which is best? Who will be your medieval fantasy anime husbando to have and hold until death (or a new playthrough) do you part? We’ve narrowed our list down to five favorites, based on their personalities, their post-timeskip appearances, and how adorable their confession scenes are. Let’s get started!
The strict and stalwart assistant to the archbishop excludes some strong dad energy once you get to know him. He loves to write fables or fish the day away, and he’s always fretting over his carefree younger sister Flayn. When you confess to him, he promises to stay by your side forever... and then kindly nudges you to get back to work. The people of Fodlan need the leadership of both of you, after all!
4. Linhardt von Hevring
Linhardt is a bit too laid-back for his own good, always dozing off in the monastery or flitting between research topics the minute he gets bored. But this snarky, sarcastic scientist (who’s the only real gay male romance option in the game) is still one of our favorite husbandos because of his genuinely kind heart. He wishes to end the war so that the two of you can relax in a peaceful paradise together for the rest of your days.
3. Ignatz Victor
This adorkable artist isn’t much to look at before the timeskip, but once he grows up, he becomes a dashing young man with a roguish outfit and deadly accuracy with his trusty bow and arrow. He’s also surprisingly smooth when he wants to be – during his confession scene, Ignatz paints a portrait of the goddess Sothis, but it looks much more like you because you’re “the most beautiful thing he can think of”. You encourage him to fulfill his dream of becoming an artist, while he supports you in your heroism. How sweet!
2. Claude von Riegan
Claude is always one step ahead of everyone else, scheming his way to the top before his opponents even have a chance to notice. He’s also incredibly suave, calling you “Teach” and asking you to dance at the ball no matter which route you’re on (or which gender you are). To us, he edges out Dimitri as the best male house leader because he doesn’t let the baggage of his past drag him down.
1. Sylvain Jose Gautier
At first, Sylvain seems like your typical frivolous playboy who treats girls like disposable arm candy, but he has an introspective side that reveals how complex he can be. He despises being treated like a stud horse because of his wealth and bloodline, so he wants to find someone who loves him as a person first and foremost. When he confesses to you and you (understandably) doubt his sincerity, he promises to keep professing his love day after day until you know he’s serious. Now that’s true love!
Of course, everyone is bound to have different tastes in husbandos, but we still love the other 13 guys even though they didn’t make our list. Dimitri is a loyal companion even though he’s haunted by his past, Caspar is earnest and sweet, and Raphael is just a very good boy.
Who are your favorite Fire Emblem: Three Houses husbandos? Did we leave out any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments, and thanks so much for reading!