Fire Emblem: Three Houses tells a very serious story that explores classism, clashing ideologies, and the horrors of war, but that doesn’t mean it can’t lighten up every once in a while. Through support conversations, monastery events, occasional hammy dialogue, and questionably canon Twitter posts from the voice actors, this game has accumulated a bevy of hilarious tidbits to enjoy. We’ve picked five of our favorites, so here are the funniest moments from Fire Emblem: Three Houses!
1. Manuela Nurses a Hangover After Getting Dumped
Manuela is a physician, professor, and former opera singer whose main goal in life is to find a man who will love her exactly as she is. However, her charms are let down by her constant drinking and flighty personality, which tend to drive potential suitors away after just one date. During her C support with the main character Byleth, she’s too busy pulling her clothes back on and nursing a splitting hangover headache to answer the door. By the time she finally emerges from her room, scraggly and annoyed at the disruption, she learns that Byleth has a message from the guy she went out with last night: there won’t be a second date. We feel for you, Manuela, but maybe you should try cleaning up your act next time.
2. Unlikely Candidates for the White Heron Cup
The White Heron Cup is an event during the first section of the game that allows you to train one of your units as a Dancer—a class with the ability to reinvigorate allies so they can move twice in the same turn. It’s an extremely useful tool to have in your arsenal, and there are plenty of good candidates to choose from: Dorothea, Flayn, Marianne, and others with high charm levels and healing magic.
But, since you can force anyone in your class to participate, you can choose unlikely candidates like the painfully shy Bernadetta, the muscle headed Raphael, or even the scheming Hubert (all of whom have side-splitting responses to being picked and eventually winning the Cup). It may not be the best idea gameplaywise, but it sure is funny!
3. Dimitri’s Edgelord Phase
After the 5-year time-skip on the Blue Lions route, the normally serious and respectable Dimitri falls off the deep end to become an angry lone wolf who deserts his people and obsesses over murder. There’s an important story reason for this, but it’s hard not to laugh when he starts grunting out commands like “Kill every last one of them!” from behind a messy fringe and an eyepatch. His nihilistic comments after defeating an enemy are also an unintentional riot, courtesy of Chris Hackney’s emphatic line delivery. Luckily, Dimitri does grow out of his edgelord phase eventually.
4. Bernadetta Passes Out from Fear
Sweet little Bernadetta is so shy and anxious that she almost never leaves her room and constantly worries about her friends trying to kill her. She clearly has some serious issues, especially since she has no self-confidence and berates herself for every little thing. We empathize with her in those moments... but her comical level of paranoia is just too outlandish not to chuckle at.
In her C support with Hubert (who acts like a supervillain no matter whose side he’s on), she runs away from him after he discovers she’s been embroidering in the middle of the night. He catches up to her with the looming danger of a horror movie monster, but all he wanted to tell her was that running around with a needle is dangerous. She’s so shocked that she faints standing up from pure fear!
5. The Endlessly Peppy Gatekeeper
No matter how intense or depressing the story gets, there’s always one character who will greet you with chipper enthusiasm when you return to the monastery—the gatekeeper NPC. His adorable quips and observations never fail to cheer us up after a difficult battle, even though he isn’t actually preventing any ne’er-do-wells from slipping past the gates. His catchphrase of “Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!” is so iconic that Dorothea cheekily imitates it at one point during the Silver Snow and Verdant Wind routes. Please let us recruit this precious gatekeeper, Nintendo!
We also love Flayn and Dedue’s cooking misadventures, Sothis’ constant attitude even in her S-support, and the English voice actors’ many Twitter shenanigans (such as Mark Whitten voicing several “Seteth Says” memes). We can hardly wait for new DLC to come out so we can play with these memorable characters even more!
What did you think of our list? Are there any hilarious Three Houses moments that we left out? Let us know in the comments, and thanks so much for reading!