Tiki has been one of my favorite Fire Emblem characters ever since I played Awakening. Between that and how often I visit the Fire Emblem Heroes subreddit, you bet I noticed how people were frustrated and annoyed over Adult Tiki being ignored in favor of Young Tiki. It all started with the addition of Halloween Tiki. Resplendent Young Tiki, Legendary Tiki’s remix and refine, and Summer Young Tiki’s refine only added more fuel to the fire. But I think the main thing that officially made Adult Tiki fans decide that they had enough was the addition of the 2021 Halloween units. After that, more and more people started pointing out how she was ignored and shafted, and you bet I noticed. I’ll admit that I was pretty bummed about the whole thing myself, but I was never incredibly vocal about it. But there was not just frustration, there was also a sense of determination. I started to notice people campaigning to try to get Adult Tiki on the CYL 6 banner, and let me tell you, there was absolutely no way I was going to pass up the opportunity. A CYL campaign for one of my absolute favorite Fire Emblem characters? Count me in. And trust me, I was determined to make my contributions to the campaign count. I did it not only for myself, but for all Tiki fans.
I had been thinking about who I would vote for in CYL 6 for quite a while actually. I had also considered voting for another one of my favorite Fire Emblem characters, Azura. (Vote Azura in CYL 7 plz) I had gone back and forth regarding what my final game plan would be, but after a lot of thinking, I made up my mind. I was using all 7 of my votes for Adult Tiki, no matter what.
I’m glad that my friend agreed to help me out with voting even though he does not play Heroes, it’s been a hot minute since the last time he played Awakening, and I don’t even know his opinion on Tiki. You would not believe the amount of anticipation I had for the interim results. My prediction was that Adult Tiki would be 6th at worst and 3rd at best. When I woke up on the 24th of January to find out that she was 1st on the females side, I was excited. Due to the determination of her fans and the Three House fatigue, I was confident that she would hold onto her position. That being said, I knew that it was best not to let up considering what happened to Camilla in CYL 2 and Marth in CYL 3. After voting ended, I just could not take my mind off the eventual reveal of the final results. I figured that my main hope would become reality but knew that anything could happen and hoped for the best. Let me tell you, learning that Adult Tiki won the Females Division of Choose Your Legends 6 was the most excited I have ever been about something Fire Emblem related. I was not only happy for myself, but also for the rest of her fans. They put up with her being ignored and shafted for years. Their efforts not only made CYL 6 more exciting, but also resulted in what just might be the greatest comeback story in Fire Emblem history. Learning that their girl won the Females Division of CYL 6 was the happiest they had ever been, and I was happy for them and glad to be a part of their efforts. After the CYL 6 results were revealed, I was determined to get Brave Tiki to +10 the day she came out. That being said, there were some banners and units that I just could not pass up (Hatari Azura, Valentine units, Elimine, A Hero Rises 2022, Fallen units, and CYL 5 rerun). Now I know what some of you are thinking. What do I think of her art and how she functions as a unit? As for her art, I think it looks pretty nice (even though Young Tiki’s outfit wasn’t my first choice). Can’t go wrong with PenekoR. As for what type of unit she is, believe it or not, I was hoping that she would be a fast infantry sword unit. Her wielding Falchion and looking badass while doing so would have been so fucking cool. That being said, my Arena core desperately needed a tanky unit, and she fits that role quite nicely. Anyway, enough back story. Let’s get to the results of my summons.
Orbs Spent: 708
Five Star Units Obtained:
Brave Tiki x11 (took 588 orbs and 130 summons)
Brave Chrom x2
Brave Seliph x2
Fallen Female Morgan
My Current Brave Tiki Build
Overall, this was the most I have ever had summoning in this game, and this might be the only time I get a unit to +10 on the first day of their debut banner (unless Azura gets on a CYL banner one day, but who knows if that is going to happen, really hope it does). Thank you for taking the time to read my story and I wish you all the best of luck with your summons.
P.S. Where my fellow Tiki fans at?