zawven asked: What do any official sources say about the parentage of Nanna, Delmud, and other 2nd Gen characters in Genealogy of the Holy War beyond what's already confirmed ingame in GotHW or Thracia 776?
Ah ha hah. The million-dollar Jugdral question.
Ced (and, by extension, Fee) are confirmed to be the children of Lewyn and Fury according to Nintendo of Japan’s own FE5 character page. Looking at this same site, you’ll notice that the “Father” slot for both Nanna and Delmud is, well, blank. That’s by design. An earlier version of the site just as clearly has “Beowulf” listed as Nanna’s father. What gives?
Well, pretty much Nintendo up and changed its mind about having Beowulf/Raquesis be canon[*], and in the 20th anniversary artbook (page 94) this whole issue is even spotlighted in a little box adjacent to Finn’s profile, which explains that yes, Nanna acknowledges Finn as her father in the sense that he raised her but her actual biological parentage (and Delmud’s) is up to the player’s preference. Ship what you want ‘cause there ain’t no canon set in stone here.
As for the other Gen2 kiddo we encounter in FE5, Corple’s profile is totally blank for both his mother and father, even though we know he’s Sylvia’s kid. Basically, we can rule out Lewyn as his father and that’s it.
There are a lot of designers’ notes kicking around for FE4 that confirm the Shouzou Kaga had some pretty detailed ideas for, say, Jamke/Aideen and Azel/Tiltyu, but it’s basically game designer headcanon and should not be taken as Word of God.
Lewyn/Fury aside, the “official” pairings are whatever you, the player, desire, and should Nintendo remake FE4 I don’t expect that to change given how FE13 worked.
* Long-held fandom tradition is that fan protest got BeoRaquie decanonized; references to what appear to be the mother of all FE shipwars litter Japanese fandom and early international fandom.