Hahah. Great glitch with the fleet. I'll have to look into that one.
and also here's some copypasta from Serenes
RE: Gender balance & cast changes
Yes, Edwyn is in fact Sedgar. Next to him is Rasha, the replacement for Roshea. Some of the characters have gotten sex changes to (it's all the rage in Archanea - just like Iran).
Regine is a prepromoted Rogue female variant of Rickard.
Original characters have largely been for the purpose of class diversity and gender balance (all 6 are female), and many are tied up with the limited unit selection mechanic. The game is being developed with that in mind, in order to cut down on the sheer number of playable units while improving unit diversity. There will only be 50 playable characters per playthrough.
Having given it more thought and a recount, I think I'm going to re-cut Bord and Cord. Dice (who was going to be a Berserker) will now be the game's Brawler unit (GBAFE Fighter, whereas the Fighter class is FE10-style). Ymir will go Berserker (he was a Warrior originally).
And even with the changes I've already made, it's still only a 37% female cast. With that in mind, I've decided to more liberally offer sex changes to characters who were cut in FE3 (Roger, Beck, Darros). Say hello to Rosaria, Beitrice, and Darcy.
Ran some numbers calculating the percentages and everything: these changes bring me up to ~42% of the cast being female. For reference, the original FE1 had a cast that was 21% female (so it's basically been doubled), and Shadow Dragon barely moved the needle to 23% (because that's what happens when you add a bunch of dudes to a cast with a bunch of dudes).
#SocialJustice: The Hack
RE: PRF weapons
Gaggle Bow (2MT negates def) for Gordin.
Broadsword (armorslayer) for Ogma.
Wing Spear (reaver) for Caeda.
Excalibur for Merric/Wendell.
Aura for Linde.
Liuye Dao (6MT Brave +15crit) for Navarre.
Ranseur (dragonslayer) for Frey.
Something for Minerva.
Viking Axe for Dice.
Something sick for Maris.
Grimoire for Etzel.
PRFs get 45 uses.
Basically what I'd do with a weapon locks array.