The fourth game in the Fire Emblem series, and the first part of the Jugdral canon. With dozens of characters across two generations, even the the NPC page had to be split have their own page, and any characters who are exclusive to Thracia 776 go on that game's character page. This page describes all the character with allegiance to everything about Loptous.
The old Emperor of the Loptousian Empire. He traveled to a faraway continent and made a blood pact with Loptous. Upon returning to Jugdral, he conquered the continent and formed the Loptousian Empire. His legacy was destroyed by the Twelve Crusaders.
- Deal with the Devil: With Loptous.
- Legacy Character: His descendants were also named Galle.
- Name's the Same: With Gale from The Binding Blade. Additionally, all of his successors also took the name 'Galle'.
- Religion of Evil: Founds the Loptousian Empire and the Sect.
- Sinister Minister: He was a bishop before making a deal with Loptous and conquering the continent.
- Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Loptous tome, which allows the soul of the namesake dragon to possess the wielder.
Saint Maera (Maira)
Brother of one of the Emperor Galles. He wanted to protect the oppressed people under the Loptousian Empire.
The leader of the cult that wishes to resurrect their dark god. He orchestrated many of the events to bring forth Loptous and his dark empire.
- Big Bad: Of Gen 1. He shares the role with Julius in Gen 2, but acts more akin to The Dragon.
- Blackmail: How he started to get to Arvis's head, via manipulating him due to his Loptousian heritage, since people of Loptousian blood are all hated and instantly condemned to execution.
- Casting a Shadow: While he can use the other elements (sans Light) and even, of all things, Staves, he never does.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Justified, since there is no possible way he could hide the fact that he's evil.
- Consummate Liar: The player's bullshit alarm will be going off every two seconds whenever he has a conversation with Chagall about how he'll make him the world's new emperor. Not that one can really feel sorry for Chagall, mind.
- The Chessmaster: He appears very early on and, from that point forward, sets up all of the game's events.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His life before the events of the game was... unpleasant. The Oosawa manga reveals as a child, he and a friend snuck out of their village to see the outside world. When they were outed as members of the Loptousians, they were both burned at the stake; Manfroy's friend didn't make it, and Manfroy himself was horrifically scarred. This turned him from a kind boy into the man we meet in the game proper.
- Dark Is Evil: Plays it very straight.
- The Dragon: A faithful one to Julius in Gen 2.
- Elite Mook: A variation, in that he has the class of one but plays a much bigger role in the plot. Despite being the game's ultimate puppet-master, he doesn't have his own unique class. Instead, he has the same Dark Bishop class that every high-ranking Loptousian leader has.
- Evil Old Folks: By the time he began his plan, he is a very old man, as shown in Thracia 776, in which he was a grandfather to Leif's eventual companion Sara.
- Expy: He's Jugdral's answer to Gharnef, as he is an Evil Sorcerer who seeks to revive an evil dragon.
- For the Evulz: Double subverted. While he's rotten to the core, he's extremely pragmatic about his villainy and never indulges in any Stupid Evil tendencies. He just finds delight in the suffering of others, and will increase it in rather pragmatic ways.
- Freudian Excuse: Manfroy reveals in a Motive Rant to Sandima that he's lived a tough life due to the persecution of the Loptousians and wants revenge on all of Grannvale. Manfroy's desire for revenge ultimately consumes him to the point where he's willing to abuse his own family.
- Greed: Manfroy's other motive for serving Loptous is to live like a king in the Loptous empire.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Manfroy originally wanted to get revenge on Grannevale for their constant oppression of the Loptousians, even after they tried to reform. Over time, Manfroy's hatred envelops him until he becomes an utter monster willing to turn his own granddaughter into a Revenant Zombie.
- The Man Behind the Man: To King Batou (since he works through Sandima), King Chagall, and Duke/Emperor Arvis.
- Manipulative Bastard: His preferred method of getting people to do what he wants is to play with their heads until they do it.
- More Than Mind Control: Very stealthily hidden. When Seliph finds the cult's base in the Yied Desert, he learns from Lewyn that those descended from the original Loptous Empire weren't that different from normal human beings at first. However, something corrupted them whether it was the dark magic (which is outright stated to have horrible side-effects in the Archanea series, which take place in the same world as the Jugdral games), the brainwashing instilled in them in by the cult that raised them, the torment of having to hide inside a desert for their entire life, or something else, Lewyn's words imply that even not Manfroy would have been born evil.
- Motive Rant: Gives a brief one talking with Sandima about how he and the Loptousians have been oppressed and forced to live in a barely hospitable desert, with only the hope of reviving Loptous to keep them going.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He decided to spare Julia and use her as a puppet against Seliph's army in the final chapter, due to her own powers. This resulted in Julia getting the Book of Naga and, when re-recruited, wreak havoc on his plans. Loptous even points this out.
- Number Two: For Julius, once he's born, despite being the Big Bad.
- Parental Marriage Veto: His unnamed daughter married a man outside of the Loptousians against his wishes. Manfroy killed the poor man, leading his daughter to go insane. No wonder his granddaughter Sara hates him and has no issue with going against him and the cult.
- Recurring Element: With that disfigured look, mastery of dark magic and servitude to a dark being, you'd be forgiven if you think Manfroy is a long-lost student of Gharnef
- Revenge: Part of his motivation. He wants to get back at the world for making the Loptousians live in squalor in the following centuries ago since the Empire's fall. The Oosawa manga expands on this, and his Dark and Troubled Past includes almost dying at the stake, being disfigured, and losing his parents and sister-like best friend.
- Skippable Boss: In fact, it is indeed very possible to go through the whole game without fighting him. And if not...
- Villain Ball: He literally grabbed it in the end when his victory was almost ensured. Rather than have Julia executed, he wanted to control her to confront Seliph's army. When Julia becomes free, his entire plans goes down the drain from this one mistake.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Downplayed in the game, it's revealed as early as the first chapter that Manfroy has lived a horrible life thanks to the persecution of the Loptousians and wants revenge. In the Oosawa manga, Manfroy explains to Lewyn and Erinys during the Battle of Belhalla that he had an extremely Dark and Troubled Past. He was raised in the Loptous cult's catacombs, not knowing why exactly the Loptous cult was hidden but wishing to see the world with his own eyes. The time he and a girl who was his best friend in the group tried to sneak out and see the world, they were caught; the two and Manfroy's parents were burned at the stake, with Manfroy barely surviving and being horribly disfigured as a result. As a consequence, Manfroy went from a naive and sweet boy to a bitter and hateful Dark Mage, hell-bent on destroying the world that almost killed him; in this continuity, he even cries Broken Tears when he's done explaining his reasons to Lewyn, who senses a lot of deep sorrow in Manfroy's attacks against him.
- You Monster!: When an All-Loving Hero is out to kill someone without a shred of mercy, well...
A cultist who manipulated the King of Verdane into declaring war on Grannvale. He was searching for the missing daughter of Cigyun.
- Adaptational Badass: His Fenrir is much scarier in the Oosawa manga than in-game.
- Dark Is Evil: He's your first Dark magic-user and boss you face.
- Hidden Eyes: You can't really see his eyes thanks to his hood, giving him a sinister appearance.
- Evil Old Folks: His age is vague, but he looks to be around the age of Manfroy.
- Palette Swap: It is easier to say that the other dark cultists are just recolors of his portrait.
- Poisoned Weapons: Fenrir in the Oosawa Manga.
- The Man Behind the Man: Convinced Batou to invade Grannvale and made the Princes of Verdane into his pawns. Though in a subversion, he takes orders from Manfroy.
- Smug Snake: Always wearing a smug grin and supremely confident in his dark magic. To compound this, his artwork had him wrapped with some sort of magical snake, just so the symbolism is complete.
- Unexpected Character: He made it into the "Choose Your Legends" poll despite being a one-shot boss.
A cultist in charge of protecting the Yied Shrine.
- Timed Mission: He lost his Fenrir tome and had some goons find it. Wait too long and he'll get his tome and make it hard for you to siege the shrine.
A cultist in charge of Castle Grutia in Thracia.
A cultist in charge of Rados Castle in the Miletos District.
- Palette Swap: Of Clement and Bramsel, interestingly.
A cultist defending the capital Miletos.
A cultist in charge of defending Edda.
A cultist in charge of defending Dozel.
A cultist in charge of defending Friege.
The Deadlords (Dark Warlords)A group of twelve mysterious warriors that serve the Loptousian Sect and those affiliated with them. These deadly adversaries possess Holy Blood.
Lepus: High Priest
Anguilla: Mage Fighter
Gallus: Dark Bishop
Porcus: Thief Fighter
For their tropes, see their section here.