Shez is the protagonist of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. As an Avatar, their name and gender is determined by the player at the start of Three Hopes. A solitary mercenary, Shez sought to become a famed swordsman, but faced Jeralt's Mercenaries during a fateful mission in 1179, and was defeated by running into Byleth. They wander Fódlan after this encounter, honing their skills for a rematch. While training to seek revenge for their defeat, they meet the Officers Academy students in the woods being chased by bandits.