If you know me well, you’ll know that I have a thing for shields. I’ve always liked the Hero class from Fire Emblem back when I played the first GBA one, and it inspired some of my initial character designs. I like the evolution they did in Awakening, where they turned the arm-covering shield into a literal shield “sleeve” that bends with the arm and stems from the shield-like shoulder pad in the Mercenary class. I’m trying REALLY hard not to make everyone a Hero in Awakening (Avatar, Cordelia, Vaike, Gregor, Sevara, Donnel, etc etc).
Knights and Generals are also my favorites, just BARELY under the Mercenary/Hero tree.
Design things like this are just really pleasing to me.