Lost units are gone for good; you won't be able to use that unit again after that point.” —Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon in-game guide.
In the Fire Emblem games, when a character's health points reach zero, they will die permanently and be left out of play for the rest of the game.
The purpose of Casual Mode is to ease the difficulty, letting new players into the game more easily.
Fire Emblem Fates takes this approach a step further with the introduction of Phoenix Mode, in which defeated characters return to battle on the very next turn with full health.
Fire Emblem has been represented in three of the four Super Smash Bros. Lyndis serves as an Assist Trophy in both Brawl and 3DS/Wii U.
games with six Fire Emblem characters appearing as playable characters and one as an Assist Trophy. Over the years, the franchise has also seen a number of spin-offs.
The series is loosely tied together thanks to several characters that appear in multiple Fire Emblem games, including Jake, Naga, and most notably the recurring shopkeeper character Anna.
“If the enemy reduces a unit's HP to zero, that unit will be removed from the game.
However, the game was well advertised and had exceptional sales, more than any previous titles.
After Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, only four of the five games released after it were released world wide; Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem remained a Japan exclusive.
Fire Emblem Awakening, the thirteenth title, was developed to be the final game in the franchise and utilized numerous features used throughout the various Fire Emblem games to create the best game they could that would be a proper finale for the franchise.
Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem introduced Casual Mode to the franchise.
In Casual Mode, the permanent death mechanic is turned off and any player character that is defeated in battle will stay in the player's roster and become usable again in the following chapter.
Games in the series are most commonly set in worlds inspired by medieval Europe and take influence from a variety of European mythologies.