Athena was saved from drowning by villagers of a town near Castle Archanea and in return she offered to rescue the town's children when they were captured by pirates. The village elder, worried for her safety, convinces her to stay until help arrives. When Marth arrives at the village, she requests to join Marth in saving the children. After the battle, she decides to permanently join Marth's army. After the war she disappeared to parts unknown, although it is rumored that she returned to the border town where she was born. She reappears in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem. Athena first appears in the prologue, unless the player chooses Jeorge to participate in the training instead. She later appears in Chapter 13x: Within the White Darkness, where Marth encounters her being ambushed by Clarisse. Athena is a skilled warrior who lives by a strict code of repaying any act of kindness given to her in full. She speaks with a heavy accent, notably saying "W" with "V" sounds and commonly refers to herself in the plural "we". It is not known where she hails from, but she is unfamiliar with some words used in basic speech and even mishears words on occasion.