Caeda, referred to in this show as Sheda, is a major character from the Fire Emblem games and the TV OVA anime adaption of the same name. She is the friend of the main cast, and the love interest of Marth. She was voiced by Kim Sevier in the English dub, and Sakura Tange in the Japanese dub.
Sadly, she was horribly flanderized in the Fire Emblem TV series.
Why She Sucked
NOTE: This is only focusing on the TV version of her since the video game version of Caeda is likable.
- She went from a cute, kind, forgiving, and sharp young woman to a nasty, feisty piece of crap.
- Another strong part of her debasing was how she also got a damsel in distress role in the first episode when she is nothing like that in the actual games itself. She can still fight, yet the anime makes her look like an absolute joke.
- Her hair was falsely advertised, as it was blue on the VHS cover (which is her hair color in the games), but it’s actually green in the anime.
- There was this one time in the first episode where she got mad at Marth just because he was making eye contact with a woman from a village.
- The scene where she and Marth are playing around in Talys was just there to be used for a padding purpose.
- It also served as one of the many reasons why the pacing felt so stale and non-existent.
- Like the other characters, her name change is questionable, as she is named Sheda. To be fair, the Fire Emblem games hadn't come out outside of Japan at the time the TV OVA anime was released. Even then, Caeda in the Japanese version of the games is referred to as Sheeda. Ever since Nintendo gave her an officially localized name, it feels pretty outdated.
- She mocked Marth by saying that he's either daydreaming, in a lousy mood or just being stupid, which is very rude of her.
- Even though she can be very unlikeable, she's did prevented Ogma and Navarre to stop fighting only for her to make a reason with Navarre.
- Her reuniting with her dad in the first episode was wholesome to look at.
- It was nice to see her debut outside of Japan way before we got the games localized, and before her international game debut in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.
- Her character design is cute and still stays true to her original video game counterpart.
- Her Japanese voice actor Sakura Tange did a decent job voicing her, and her English voice actor Kim Sevier did a good job voicing her.
- She is a much better character in the Fire Emblem games.