As a series, Fire Emblem is one of the the greatest strategy rpgs of all time, which is a claim I bestow only begrudgingly, considering that my entire list of all time favorite games consists almost exclusively of strategy rpgs (and includes such classics such as the Disgaea series, Advanced Wars series, Final Fantasy Tactics series, Valkyria Chronicles series, Devil Survivor series... I could go on). I do have to say that Radiant Dawn was sickeningly awful in comparison to most of the series.
Nevertheless, I have three stipulations which I wish to be included as fact: Jaffar? Badass. Florina? Adorable. Hector? OMGROFLBBQLOLCAKES.