Shade eyes another easy target, wondering at the folly of foes who needlessly abandon their cover.
Vital statistics
Class Archer -> Sniper
Gender Male
Race Elf
Faction Guardiana army
Birthplace Guardiana
Relatives Hans, father
Appearances Shining Force Gaiden
Shining Force CD

Shade is playable elven archer in the games Shining Force Gaiden and Shining Force CD. He is part of the initial expedition sent to save Queen Anri and rescue the captive Guardiana soldiers.

Background[edit | edit source]

Shade is the son of Hans from Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention. Ruce(who most likely knew Shade because their fathers are both Guardiana soldiers and veterans of the war against Runefaust) recruited him for an expedition into Cypress to save Queen Anri and the captured Guardiana soldiers.

Shade later helped rescue Queen Anri when she was kidnapped at Prince Nick's coronation. On this mission he mentions that his mother is dead; it is suggested that her death occurred shortly before the events of Shining Force Gaiden/Shining Force CD Book 1.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Little is known about what Shade is like, but he seems to be thoughtful and sympathetic by nature. He also seems to have inherited his father's pacifist outlook to at least some extent.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Shade generally has the highest HP of the four bow-users of Shining Force CD, but the lowest Attack. Since archers give more hits than they receive, this arguably makes Shade the weakest bow-user in the game.

However, as he approaches level 20 promoted his stats become comparable to Stock and Chester, and he is the only archer you can use in Book 4, so it may be a good idea to use him throughout Shining Force CD nonetheless. And it is easier to keep Shade up to speed with the rest of the party than it is for Stock to catch up when he joins.

Powers & Magic[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Book 1 headquarters, not in active party
"We must restore peace in Gardiana."
  • Book 3 headquarters, not in active party
"Although, I miss my father. He has looked after me ever since my mother passes[sic] away. I hope he is okay."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Shade was conceived when his father was over 125 years old.

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • External link
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