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|Promotion||Dracoknight, Falcon Knight (FE11 only)|
|Relatives|| Mostyn (father)|
|Debut||Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Tsurugi|
Caeda (known as Shiida in the PAL release and Brawl or Sheeda in earlier fan translations) is a playable unit in Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Tsurugi as well as the remakes Monshou no Nazo and Shadow Dragon. She is the first pegasus knight to be recruited in the games (not to mention the entire series) and is Marth's love interest.
Caeda was the princess of Talys and a capable fighter in her own right atop her pegasus. She had a strong sense of justice and defended Ogma when he was whipped by soldiers, which led to Ogma joining the Talysian army. When the War of Darkness began in Shadow Dragon, Caeda gave Marth and the other Altean refugees sanctuary at Talys. She grew close to Marth and the two began to fall in love. In the first chapter, she was immediately playable when she requested Marth's help in fending off pirates who were attempting to attack her father. She soon left Talys with Marth's army as they made their way to defeat Medeus and Gharnef.
During the adventure, Marth and Caeda had little time to talk. However, Caeda was also invaluable in recruiting others into Marth's army such as Lorenz, Castor, Navarre, Roger (in a weirdly flirtatious manner) and Jake. She did her best to look out for Marth. Eventually they spoke again after Marth slayed Medeus, when she congratulated him but seemed heartbroken when Marth showed no signs of wanting to see her again in the future. However, Princess Nyna convinced Marth to man up and admit his feelings to Caeda as well as asking her to return to Altea with him. She accepted this and, after visiting her father at Talys, departed to live with Marth at Altea. Before leaving Talys, she swore a private oath that she would be at Marth's side no matter where he went, have faith in him no matter what happened and endure any hardships that would arise. Caeda also prayed that if Marth were ever to die, that she would be taken instead.
Marth and Caeda lived together in Altea for two more years when Book 2 of Monshou no Nazo started. As their wedding date drew close, Marth was drawn away to deal with rebellions throughout the Archanean kingdom, and when he himself resisted Hardin's decisions, Archanea launched an invasion of Altea. Marth's sister Elice stayed behind and allowed herself to be captured so that Caeda could escape. She met with Marth's army at the end of the fourth chapter and passed on the news of the attack. She then joined with the army, being playable starting in Chapter 5, for the duration of Marth's campaign during the War of Heroes. Once more Caeda did not really have much opportunities to talk with Marth, and Malliesia noted this following the war's end when she said that Caeda should be jealous of Tiki's talking to Marth. Caeda did not mind and was only glad that Marth was safe. He apologized for making her suffer and told her that it was only because of her that he was able to reach this day, saying he could not go on to continue his duties in unifying the kingdom without Caeda's help. It was then that Caeda recited the oath she swore upon leaving Talys to Marth, concluding by telling Marth she loved him.
Marth and Caeda were finally wed, with Caeda being said to be as beautiful as an angel and the day being so joyous that she would never forget it in her life. With Marth being crowned fifth king of Altea and leader of the unified Kingdom of Archanea, Caeda naturally acted as his queen.
- Caeda appears in the two episode Fire Emblem anime, where she acts as a damsel in distress after being captured by the first boss in the first episode, and in the second episode she acts as the voice of reason in breaking up Ogma's fight with Navarre as well as showing jealousy of Marth's interest in other girls.
- In Monsho no Nazo and Shadow Dragon, she receives a Support Bonus from Marth.
- A sticker of Caeda (as Shiida) appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- Caeda will die permanently if killed in any of the game she appears in (although canonically she is alive at least for the beginning of Book 2), in which case the game's ending will always change to have Marth mourning Caeda's death, which is blamed on the curse of the Fire Emblem.