There are a lot of generic units you get early in the Fire Emblem games. You may get the Cavalier,
the Jeigan I mean a unit that’s already advanced a class and will turn out to be useless to you in the later chapters because their growth rates are horrible, and the archer who attacks a space away from your enemy. And then there are these units called Pegasus Knights.
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- Pegagus Knights
While every game in the series will feature new classes, there always will be classes that are standard and will never change. One of them happens to be the Pegasus Knights. These units are your first flying units you’ll get to play as, and if trained right, they can be pretty good to you thanks to their movement range and their high resistance stats. Every Pegasus Knight in Fire Emblem is a woman. This cannot be changed. They generally are able to do what is called a Triangle Attack — this involves having three Pegagus Knights surround an enemy and the third attacker able to do a automatic critical hit. They also use lances. Lances serve as the in-between the sword (more accuracy and light but weak) and the Axe (more powerful but inaccurate), so if Pegagus Knights did not have a weakness, they would be used more often.
But yeah, they do have weaknesses. That’s right, weaknesses. And I’m not even going to get to their true weaknesses! The first thing is some Pegasus Knights do not get high Attack or Defense increases. If you want to have a really good Pegasus Knight, increasing their stats in that category is the best way to go. Then the next weakness is their HP. Some of them just don’t get a nice HP increase, or have high HP in the first place. So that is something that needs to be watched carefully.
Now onto what really can be a detriment: their weaknesses that are debilitating. They are generally dead meat when it comes to bows and wind magic. That is actually realistic of course, but it doesn’t change the fact that you have to keep an eye out on where archers and mage users with wind magic are, or else you’re gonna lose them in one shot. This weakness is kind of why some players may just try and use one Pegasus Knight, or none at all. Of course, you’re not going to get the same type of movement from other units like you will with these ladies, so that’ll be up to the eye of the beholder. Anyways, let’s run down some Pegagus Knights in each of the Fire Emblem games, shall we?
Summary: Caeda is the pure-hearted princess and Pegasus Knight of Talys, and the childhood friend of Marth. She joins Marth in his quest, staying by his side most of the time and is also responsible of recruiting various people, including Castor, Navarre, Roger, Jake and Lorenz. In the end of Marth’s battle against Medeus, Caeda eventually becomes Marth’s fiancée.
Summary: Palla is the older sister of Catria and Est, and raised them after their parents died. Loyal to Princess Minerva of Medon, she was part of the Whitewings, an elite Pegasus squad from Medon. The Whitewings wanted to join the Altean army alongside Minerva, but when Prince Michalis heard this, he locked his and Minerva’s younger sister Maria, in jail to prevent Minerva and the sisters from turning on him. When Marth eventually rescued Maria, Palla and her sister Catria set off to look for Marth and Minerva. When they found them, they joined the Altean army.
Summary: Catria is a member of the Whitewings, a Medonian squad of pegasus knights commanded by Princess Minerva. When Minerva’s younger sister, Maria, is held in captivity to blackmail the elder princess into fighting against the Akaneian League, Catria and her sisters are forced to fight too. However, as Maria is rescued by Prince Marth, they become free to join his army and fight alongside Minerva again.
Summary: Est is the youngest of the Pegasus Sisters of Medon, under Minerva. Unlike Palla and Catria, she was late to join, as she had to steal Mercurius before returning.
Summary: is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden. Her brother is Clive. She starts off as a Pegasus Knight and can be promoted to a Falcon Knight. She is a knight of Zofia, but was captured by Dozah’s men. She was found by Alm after he and his army stormed an enemy fortress.
Summary: Is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. She is one of the Four Angelic Knights of Silesse, and is the younger sister of the squad’s captain, Mahnya. Both Ferry and her sister are childhood friends and retainers to the wayward Prince Lewyn of Silesse. She leads a squad towards Sigurd’s army while searching for Lewyn, having been deceived that Lewyn had been kidnapped by Sigurd.
Summary: Is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. She is the daughter of Ferry, and the sister of Ced. Her canon father is Lewyn, as revealed in the events of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. Her Pegasus steed is affectionately named Mahnya after her deceased aunt.
Summary: Is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. She is the substitute character for Fee if Ferry was not paired up. She is the sister of Hawk, and is supposedly a ‘fangirl’ of the deceased Ferry and Sigurd, prompting her to join the Silesian Pegasus Squad.
Summary: Is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, and the daughter of Deet’var. She works hard to help orphans in Silesse, and in order to accomplish this, Misha decides to join Grannvale’s army, even though she knows of Grannvalel’s wrongdoings.
Summary: Is a playable character Fire Emblem: Binding Blade; she is the youngest of the three Pegasus sisters. Shanna’s sisters Thite and Juno were official Pegasus Knights, while she was just a Pegasus Knight in training then. Shanna joined Dieck’s Mercenary crew as part of her training to become a real Pegasus Knight. She used to call Dieck chief but he didn’t like that, and she thinks that Lot has a crush on her although Lot only cares about her as a little sister, which makes her call him ‘big brother’. In her supports she is also kinder to Lot than to Wade because they ended up fighting in their supports.
Summary: Is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Binding Blade; she is the middle Pegasus sister. Thite is not recruitable when her sister Shanna speaks to her but only when General Klein speaks to her; this is probably because she is in love with him, although in her A support with Alen she seems to have a small crush on him. Thite has problems with showing any form of positive emotion towards her younger sister in public, and she gets embarrassed easily. This could also be because she doesn’t want to make herself look like a fool in front of Klein. Thite is also very protective of her big sister Juno, and she worries about her and her baby.
Summary: Is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken. She is one of the three Pegasus Knight sisters from Ilia, and a close friend of Lyn’s. Her Pegasus is named Huey.
Summary: Is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken. She is the impulsive older sister of Farina and Florina, and the commander of the 5th Wing of Ilia’s Pegasus Knights.
Summary: Is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken. She is the middle child between Fiora and Florina, and a famed member of the 3rd Wing (Strongwings) of Ilia’s Pegasus Knights. She is only recruitable in Hector’s Story and joins as a high level Pegasus Knight.
Summary: Is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones; she is one of Frelia’s Pegasus Knights. She is Syrene’s younger sister and harbors a crush on her prince, Innes.
Summary: Is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. She is the princess of Frelia, and the younger sister of Innes.
Summary: Is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. She is a knight of Begnion, and the younger sister of Makalov.
Summary: Is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Awakening. She is the mother of Cynthia, and can be a potential mother of Lucina and Morgan. Her birthday is November 24.
Summary: Cordelia is a member of Ylisse’s Pegasus Knight Squad, and is a childhood friend of Sumia. Her duty is to protect the royal family, though she also guides Sumia when the latter is in trouble.
Summary: Is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Awakening and the daughter of Sumia from the future. If Chrom marries Sumia then Cynthia will be the sister of Lucina, if Sumia marries the Avatar then she will be Morgan’s sister. Otherwise she will be an only child.
Thanks to Fire Emblem Wiki for the help.