... Well, I play FE7 for the first time in a while, and Dorcas dies in Chapter 12. If only Rebecca hadn't missed the boss... Perhaps, in hindsight, I should have had Marcus nearby to bail Dorcas out, rather than out of the way so he wouldn't soak up EXP.
I'm playing FE8, too, and I'm a bit miffed by something. Namely, you can't access a town's arena from the world map. I mean, I know there's the tower and the ruins in this game, but still.
A question comes to mind, however: do the two trainees from Eirika's route appear in Ephraim's as well? Namely, Amelia and Ewan? I've never played through Ephraim's route, so I wouldn't know.