You know, Fire Emblem Awakening has a street pass feature. I hardly ever run into people that use street pass, but I’ve actually had better luck, relatively, with FE. The first time it happened I had just barely started, didn’t really understand how the leveling system had changed, and was not ready. The player, ironically, had named their avatar Wymp. In retrospect the name was fitting, but at the time I was caught off guard. I won, but I had to circle the wagons. By the time I next had a visitor to my game I was fully prepared and they were not. In fact, from this point on pretty much anyone who faces my team should have a challenging time. Even if they choose to simply hire my avatar they will have gained a seasoned veteran, fully capable of clearing a map on her own. That said, I realize now that I can improve her further. Having played both genders I think I can safely say that the female avatar is the superior version. This is primarily because there is a gender specific skill that doubles your turns potentially. Male children can inherit it, but they can’t learn it. Not every female can learn it either, but any character who can is vastly improved by learning it. Avatar characters can reclass to any job available to their gender. So a female avatar can learn Galeforce and pass it down to her male children. By combining Galeforce with Lifetaker (witch drains life from units you defeat on your turns) you create a very dangerous character. If they are paired with a spouse they become as close to invincible as the game mechanics will allow. If the spouse also knows Galeforce you can switch between the characters and get 3 moves per turn while acting as a unit. that’s actually a turn less than if they were separate, but they gain the stat advantages that make them both very difficult to kill.
The long and short of all that is I enjoy setting up these little skill sets and playing army men. XD