Fire Emblem: Three Houses Fans Are In Love With Its Nameless Gatekeeper

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Fans Are In Love With Its Nameless Gatekeeper

He's reliable, charming, and great with battle-scarred kids.

A new Fire Emblem game is out, which means everyone is currently talking about who they're romancing and which units are the best. One, however, is getting a lot more attention than his station would normally demand: the nameless Gatekeeper of Garreg Mach Monastery.

On certain days of the week in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, you can explore the monastery at your leisure. You can fish, have meals, or train, but mostly you just talk to everyone who's training at the Officers Academy or living in the monastery, and that includes one Gatekeeper. He is nameless, but unlike many other cardboard cut-out monastic citizens, he's voice-acted and has an ongoing dialogue about events currently happening in the story.

The Fire Emblem community has a history of latching onto relatively obscure characters, like the 3-13 Archer or the Penta-Axe General. But rather than being known as a fearsome combatant (or a dude holding too many axes), the Gatekeeper is getting love for being charming and personable. Characters like Dorothea will mention him, and he's voiced by Kyle McCarley, who also voiced protagonist Alm in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Fans seem to love the gatekeeper, posting threads about how much they love his constant updates of "nothing to report!" And how could you not? He is chipper and cheery about his job. He keeps the gate of the monastery, and dammit, he does fine work!

"The Gatekeeper is an NPC with a bright and cheery attitude and an endearing voice actor," wrote one Reddit user. "You can talk to him every single month, much like a student, and there is a sort of charm to having a nameless NPC have such a unique personality."

Some are asking for him as a recruitable DLC character, while others pine for him as a potential S-rank love option.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is filled with memorable characters, and yet, it's beautiful that among the Cladues, Edelgards, and Bernadettas, the anonymous Gatekeeper is getting his due. Now I just pray nothing happens to him in any of my playthroughs.

If you're loving Fire Emblem: Three Houses like these folks love the Gatekeeper, be sure to check out our extensive guides section, which covers house choices, class certifications, lost items, and more. It also has romance tips, though they sadly don't work on Gatekeeper just yet.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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