Caeda (Shiida in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the European version of Shadow Dragon and the Latin American / non-English European versions of Heroes, Sheda in the English version of the anime, and Shida in the Italian version of the anime) is a playable character from the Archanea Series of Fire Emblem. She is the pure-hearted princess of Talys, daughter of King Mostyn, and a childhood friend and later wife of Marth. According to the Takayashiki Hideo novel adaptation of Mystery of the Emblem, Caeda is 14 years old in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and 18 in Book 2 of Mystery of the Emblem. Caeda is a tomboy princess, that rather spar and train outdoors than stay in the castle idly. She is a friendly, patient, forgiving yet stubborn and confident young woman. Many characters remark on her intelligence, which was evident from a young age, making her a valuable asset both on and off the battlefield. Her charisma and honest disposition has made her an effective diplomat. She is able to reach out to people with even the hardest of hearts like Navarre, convincing them to switch sides and join Marth's army. She has been shown to be quite politically adept, as seen in her recruit conversation with Lorenz. She also has a cunning and manipulative streak and can effectively utilize her charm and beauty to sway enemies into joining Marth's army, even though she doesn’t employ it all the time. She likes to cook. Her base conversations with Kris, for one, sees her patiently guiding them in the art of cooking, choosing to tactfully console them when they display a disastrous ineptness in making candy. These empathetic traits of Caeda's are ones that extend towards her being able to overlook a given person's past and grant them chances to make repatriations. Her relationship with Ogma best illustrates this point, as she, in spite of her reservations over his past life as a barbaric gladiator with an unquenchable thirst for mindless battles, chooses to grant him a second chance at life by knighting him as one of her personal guards. She also shows to develop a sisterly bond with Marisha, preferring not to shatter her new friend's dreams of marrying her then fiance Marth, choosing to not announce that she was betrothed to him, despite they both liking the same person. When the situation mandates a need for Caeda to be serious however, she can be gravely so, a fact that sees her risking her safety in many a battlefield in order to seek reinforcements to turn the tide of battle in her favor, as is the case when she escapes her home castle in Talys during a Galder Pirate invasion. Bolstering her battlefield tactics, Caeda has been portrayed to be extremely perceptive and to possess a sharp memory. Caeda shares a close bond with Marth, one that eventually blossoms into a passionate love. As a result, she is exceedingly protective of him, a fact that has compelled her to personally enlist in his army to act as a member of his combat troops. This sense of protectiveness is especially evident in her conversations with Marth, where, in response to his request for her to vacate the front-lines out of concern over her safety, she ardently insists on fighting by his side instead of sitting idly by, while the other members of the army risk their lives. Other examples illustrating her protectiveness of Marth takes the form of her issuing the command for Ogma and his mercenaries to focus on protecting Marth instead of her.