With Loads and Loads of Characters across two generations, the Characters page for Genealogy of the Holy War has been split further. Tropes related to playable characters in either generation should go here. Tropes related to Thracia 776-exclusive characters should go on that game's page.
The Kingdom of Verdane
Prince Munnir of Verdane (Gandolf)
The eldest of King Batu's sons and the spearhead leader of the Verdane's invasion against Grannvale. He kidnapped Edain of Jungby and retreated back to his castle in Marpha, intending to marry her.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Why he kidnaps Edain.
- Butt-Monkey: His portrayal in the Nuts Fujimori manga.
- Cain and Abel: He's Jamke's brother.
- Evil Uncle: A family tree in one of the Fire Emblem books says he's Jamke's uncle.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He attacks House Jungby for petty reasons, but because he attacked while the main Grannvale army was away, he starts Sigurd's journey, and by extension, the entirety of the tumultuous events to come.
- Starter Villain: He is the first antagonist to be faced who led the invasion that kickstarts the plot.
- The Pawn: Mentioned to be as such to Sandima.
Prince Cimbaeth of Verdane (Kinbois)
One of King Batu's three sons and the ruler of Castle Genoa. He held Shannan hostage, forcing Ayra to fight for him until Shannan is saved by Sigurd.
- Big Brother Bully: Averted in the Nuts Fujimori manga, as Jamke mentions that Cimbaeth treated him kindly when he arrived to the Verdane court.
- Butt-Monkey: In the Fujimori manga, he clearly has no idea what he's doing. Ayra is the main threat his army poses.
- HeelFace Turn: The Nuts Fujimori manga has him portrayed as not being deep down a bad guy, and Sigurd, noticing this, gives him mercy on the promise that he will atone for his sins. Cimbaeth is genuinely moved and promises. This mercy is important as Jamke later fights Sigurd not only because of his father's request, but also because he believes, in a misunderstanding, that Sigurd has killed his beloved brother Cimbaeth in battle.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Fujimori version.
- The Pawn: It's mentioned he was corrupted by Sandima's influence.
King Batu of Verdane (Batou)
The king of Verdane, who was deceived by the wicked Loptous cultist Sandima into declaring war on Grannvale.
- Adaptational Badass: In the Nuts Fujimori manga, he's the one who takes Sandima out. Of course, he still ultimately dies of his injuries, making this a case of Taking You with Me.
- The Good King: Despite Verdane's reputation, it's noted that Batu is respected for being a peace-loving king.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Once he starts listening to the advice of Sandima, Verdane's stability quickly goes downhill. Eventually, Batu does start to question Sandima's advice and motives... at which point Sandima decides that Batu has become a liability that needs to be eliminated.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Murdered by Sandima at the first hint of becoming a liability. He still somehow clings to life long enough to apologize to Sigurd for Verdane's actions.
One of Munnir's goons in the invasion of Grannvale. He guards Jungby when Munnir ran off with Edain.
Another of Munnir's goons in the invasion of Grannvale. He guards Evans.
- Too Dumb to Live: Munnir has his goons take down the bridge over the river between Verdane and Grannvale to keep Sigurd's forces from pursuing him as he takes Edain into Verdane. Had Gerrard NOT set the bridge back up to have his unit attack Sigurd's men after Jungby was retaken, he would've survived, along with the rest of Verdane (since none of Grannvale's units can cross the river otherwise).
Lady of the Lake
A mysterious woman who appears by the lake. She gives Lex the Brave Axe if he stands by the cliff with an Iron Axe.
- Call-Back: She gets mentioned again in Thracia 776, meeting Halvan's sister by a lakeside and giving her a Brave Axe.
- Guide Dang It!: Good luck figuring out about how to get that Brave Axe, which never even hint of this event.
- Honest Axe: The entire event plays to this theme.
- Non Sequitur: Her appearance comes out of nowhere and she has no reason to even exist. But at least the Brave Axe is nice.
- You All Look Familiar: Shares the same portrait as Queen Rahna.
Deirdre's grandmother living in the Spirit Forest.
Lord Eldigan of Nordion (Eltshan, Eltoshan, Eltosian)
Holy blood: Hezul [Major]
Voiced by: Junji Majima (Japanese, Fire Emblem Heroes), Greg Chun (English, Fire Emblem Heroes)
Lord of House Nordion and one of Sigurd's best friends. When Agustria went into civil war, he was imprisoned by the newly crowned king Chagall. He is the inheritor of the Demon Blade Mystletainn, and the father of Ares.
- Ancestral Weapon: Mysteltainn, which he then passes down onto Ares.
- Animal Metaphor: The lion. His title is the "Lionheart", among other things it represents his noble status, he has the ferocious valor of one, not to mention his role in the story as a Sacrificial Lion. In Heroes, he gets the Fury skill which is represented by a lion, and one of the refinement options for Mystletainn gives him the Fury skill that can stack with the already-existing Fury in the A skill slot.
- Badass Boast: As an enemy unit, and rightfully so:"This is the Demon Sword, Mystletainn. If you don't wish to become its prey, then don't come anywhere near me..."
- Black Knight: Comes with wielding the Mystletainn.
- Bonus Boss: Fighting him in chapter 3 is avoidable: if you have Lachesis talk to him, he will depart the battlefield (and give her a magic sword!). If you insist, heh, boy are you in for a fight.
- BrotherSister Incest: While his feelings in the game are unclear, the Oosawa manga has him returning Lachesis's feelings.
- Conflicting Loyalty: He'll prioritize his country above all else, but he's still not happy to have to fight his friends in the process.
- Decapitation Presentation: In the Oosawa manga, Chagall sends the heroes his severed head.
- Downloadable Content: In Awakening, he has the honor of being the first character in the franchise to be made available exclusively via paid DLC.note
- Expy: Of Camus, as the Anti-Villain who suffers greatly from My Country, Right or Wrong.
- Face Death with Dignity: Whether slain by Sigurd's army, or executed by Chagall for not dying to Sigurd's army, he maintains his knightly bearing throughout.
- Fighting Your Friend: Has to fight his good friend Sigurd on behalf of Chagall. You can potentially subvert this by having Lachesis talk some sense into him, but Chagall has him beheaded anyway.
- A Friend in Need: In Ch. 1, he defends Evan Castle from Elliot on Sigurd's behalf.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Hezul bloodline.
- Honor Before Reason: After all of the crap Chagall put him through, he still insists on serving him because a knight is loyal to his liege.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He refuses to believe that Chagall would go as far as to kill his own father until Chagall himself confirms it. Even then, he still sides with him because he's the last of the royal family, despite many people wishing Eldigan to be king.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Personality and class-wise, he fits this to a T. Unfortunately for him, he lives in a very cynical world where maintaining this attitude is ultimately disastrous for him.
- Lawful Stupid: He insists on serving Chagall despite the latter's obvious cruelty and stupidity. This attitude ultimately costs him his life, one way or another.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: Although he's a close friend to Sigurd and Quan, Agustria — and therefore its king — will always take precedence for him.
- Off with His Head!: If you avoid killing him in chapter 3, by having Lachesis talk to him, Chagall beheads him.
- Offered the Crown: In the Oosawa manga. He refuses.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes."By Mystletainn!""No mercy!""Yield or perish!""I will finish you!"
- Promoted to Playable: Makes his playable debut as a DLC character in Awakening.
- Recurring Element: The first generation and the more obvious reference to Camus from the original game (complete with blond hair too), except with a sword and a bigger dose of Honor Before Reason that proves fatal.
- Red Baron: Lionheart Eldigan.
- Sacrificial Lion: Yeah, he's not making it to the end alive. Fits right in with his title "Lionheart Eldigan".
- Spell My Name with an "S": Eltosian, Eltshan, and Eltoshan, with the nicknames Elto and Elty as well. Awakening and Heroes name him Eldigan, and his nickname is 'Eldie'.
- The Wise Prince: He's well aware of how the people will suffer during times of war.
King Chagall of Agustria (Shagall, Shagaal)
The new king of Agustria, who was manipulated by Manfroy to murder his father and take his throne.
- Arc Villain: He serves as an antagonist for two chapters in Agustria.
- Bad Boss: Even though Eldigan is one of the best subordinates you could ask for, Chagall really doesn't treat him appropriately.
- The Caligula: Ended the direct royal line of Hezul with his warmongering and incompetence.
- Disney Villain Death: In the Manga, he falls off the top of Silvail Castle and either hits the ground or gets eaten by Trabant's wyvern. The angle isn't clear enough.
- The Evil Prince: Unlike his father, he's an incompetent and cruel Royal Brat easily manipulated by the likes of Manfroy.
- Hate Sink: You'll be hard-pressed to see someone who sympathizes with him, and it's most likely intentional. In spite of Manfroy's manipulation, Chagall is by himself self-serving, greedy, makes Agustria suffer despite his peace-loving father, and treats Eldigan like crap and eventually has him executed for petty reasons. No one is going to pity him while he wails for his Agustria's future as he dies. The Agustrian people were more welcome to the idea of Eldigan taking over the throne, but Eldigan's honor prevents him from doing so. And even so, when Eldigan realizes that he's about to be executed, he summarizes that at that point, Agustria and the House of Hezul are doomed as long as Chagall is in charge. Yes, there's no one in Jugdral that likes him.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: Judging by how the villagers talk about his father, it's pretty bizarre that he managed to produce a Jerkass like Chagall.
- Self-Made Orphan: Manfroy manipulated him into killing his dad for power.
- Smug Snake: Part of the Jiol archetype.
- Stupid Evil: While provoking Grannvale probably wasn't the smartest idea, his treatment of Eldigan (imprisoning him, ignoring his sound advice, and potentially beheading him out of deluded jealousy despite the latter's loyalty to him beyond all reason) lands him firmly in this category.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Eldigan rescues him from Sigurd, despite having been thrown in the dungeon, and continues to be loyal and supportive of his rule despite the many reasons he shouldn't. Chagall has him beheaded.
- Younger Than They Look: Chagall has a horribly wrinkled face for someone his age.
Eve, Eva, and Alva
Three members of the Cross Knights who are the escorts to Princess Lachesis while Eldigan was away to meet with Chagall. Eve is the father of Tristan and Janne.
- Artificial Stupidity: Instead of defending Lachesis as they should, they charge straight into the enemy when they are at range.
- Disappeared Dad: Eve is this for the replacement characters Tristan and Jeanne.
- Escort Mission: While they are protecting Lachesis, their survival gives you the Knight Ring which gives the Canto skill to the holder. But good luck trying to keep them alive while they gung-ho to the enemy lines and get themselves killed. To avert this, you have to force Lachesis to play passively as at best secondary healer (when you already have Ethlyn and Edain) and only killing a few enemies, slowing her growth for future chapters. Both paths aren't easy.
- Expy: Subverted. They look to be taking after Grust's Sable Knights Roberto, Reiden, and Belf, when in actuality they came first, as BS Fire Emblem was released a year after Genealogy. Nonetheless, they both share the role of being three knights in service to a greater master: Eve, Eva, and Alva for Eldigan, Roberto, Reiden, and Belf for Camus.
- Identical Triplets: They all look exactly the same.
- Knight in Shining Armor: All cross Knights are this by default and they can deal and receive a lot of damage. Unfortunately, they will run in to be surrounded by their opponents and get themselves killed if you aren't careful.
- Mauve Shirt: Eve actually has some significance since he is the father of Tristan and Jeanne.
- Name's the Same: This Alva and the Thracia 776 Alva are not the same person.
- Palette Swap: Of each other.
- Red Shirt: Yeah, pretty much no chance any of them will make it to the end of the chapter unless you really book it and keep Lachesis far enough from a pool from enemies. Alva has it the worst as he starts off closest to the enemy units.
- Undying Loyalty: They go into the fight knowing that they probably won't survive, but they are sworn to protect Lachesis. If it wasn't for their artificial stupidity, this would be more admirable.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Discounting House Velthomer, red hair is not a common sight in Jugdral.
Elliot of Heirhein
Son of Boldor. He tried to take Evans Castle in Chapter 1, only to be stopped by Eldigan and the Cross Knights. He returns in Chapter 2, where he attempts to take Nordion.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: He intends to force Lachesis into an unwilling marriage after conquering Nordion.
- Butt-Monkey: In Mitsuki Oosawa's manga, where he tries too hard to make Lachesis pay for every time she has put him through shame, ever since they were kids. All of his plots fail spectacularly (and amusingly) due to Eldigan's intervention or due to his own stupidity or weakness.
- Not surprisingly, it's also his portrayal in Nuts Fujimori's parody-ridden manga.
- Overlord Jr.: The son of the villain Boldor. You fight both of them in his second appearance.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Oosawa version, via Butt-Monkey designation.
- Unknown Rival: Has a one-sided hatred of Eldigan.
- Villainous Crush: On Lachesis.
A general of Heirhein who leads a defensive line, preventing anyone from reaching Heirhein.
- Adapted Out: Oosawa version.
Lord Boldor of Heirhein (Boldo)
Lord of Heirhein and father of Elliot. He orders Elliot to take Nordion to take revenge for being humiliated by Eldigan.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Oosawa manga, via using Elliot to force a truce from Heirhein.
Lord Macbeth of Anphony
A greedy lord of Anphony. He sent bandits to pillage the villages nearby and hired Beowulf and Voltz to fight against Sigurd's army.
- Adipose Rex: Is a Noble, and is overweight.
- Fat Bastard: His appearance is of a chubby elderly man wearing fancy clothes. He's noticeably more corrupt than other Lords.
- Kick the Dog: Is first seen sending bandits to rob from his own subjects.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Oosawa version.
- Stout Strength: Despite being obese, he's a General with decent stats.
A mercenary hired by Macbeth.
- Foreshadowing: He and Beowulf have a brief conversation early in the chapter about how as mercenaries, they might be on opposite sides some day.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: A friend and maybe even mentor of Beowulf who doesn't come with him when he's hired by Sigurd. Although he did say that Beowulf can do as he wish, as long as he gets paid. He even anticipated that he might fight Beowulf one day, and Beowulf took it into consideration.
- Punch-Clock Villain: As he says himself as a mercenary, you work for a lot of different clients regardless of ideology.
Lord Clement of Mackily
Lord of Mackily. He was neutral toward Sigurd's army until Anphony was taken and he took up arms.
- Adaptational Villainy: Given how neutral he is in the base game, he's much more antagonistic in the manga adaptations.
- Anti-Villain: There's not anything particularly evil about him; he just sees Sigurd fighting his friends Macbeth and Boldor, who did have it coming, and assumes he must be a bad guy.
- Fat Bastard: Averted, he's comparatively less corrupt than the other villains.
- Forced Sleep: His weapon of choice is the Sleep staff, which can be used at long-range. In the Oosawa manga, he's quite proud of this magic.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Oosawa version again, though this time in one of the greatest scenes in the manga.
A commander of the cavalry in Agusty.
- Anti-Villain: In Oosawa's manga, where his personality is fleshed out as a very sympathetic and patriotic captain. It makes you feel sorry for him the next time that you face him in the game.
- Ascended Extra: The Oosawa manga gave him a lot of screentime and personality.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Sigurd's.
- Eyes Always Shut: In his character portrait.
- Patriotic Fervor: "Nothing more noble than dying for the motherland!"
- Palette Swap: Infamous for the amount of times his portrait was used for other bosses.
- The fanbase goes on to call the rest of the palette swaps as "Harolds" or Harold clones despite Zyne being the first one to use this portrait.
- The Men First: Again, in Oosawa's manga, he makes his men stand back to confront Sigurd alone in a duel, so that they may keep on living.
A mercenary hired by Chagall, who was ordered to watch over Madino.
King Imuka of Agustria
The king of Agustria before the events of Chapter 2. He was murdered by his own son, Chagall.
- The Good King: He was loved by his people, in which one of the villagers says that he has a good soul. He also desires a peaceful co-existence with Grannvale, and kept the more power-hungry lords in check. Tellingly, when Chagall murdered him, everything goes to hell for the villagers now that the power-hungry lords can do whatever they want to terrorize them.
Lady Grahnye of Nordion
The wife of Eldigan and the mother of Ares. Hailing from Leonster, she and Ares leave under Eldigan's orders when Agustria went into civil war. She was later killed by the invading Grannvale forces.
- All There in the Manual: Her identity is revealed in the Fire Emblem Complete.
- Derailing Love Interests: The Oosawa manga, instead of featuring her, uses an Expy named Iria. And it's clear that Oosawa really hates said expy, as she's portrayed as a Rich Bitch who loathes Lachesis and acts like a Clingy Jealous Girl when around Eldigan. Since Oosawa ships Eldigan/Lachesis, well... At the same time, however, Iria's final scene in Gen 1 acknowledges that she's in a rather stressful situation not only with the mess surrounding Grannvale's occupation, but the fact that her husband is in love with his own sister.
- Missing Mom: She was killed during the invasion of the Manster District by Grannvale.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: In the one picture we see of her.
- The Ojou: Given what little we know about her, particularly judging by her one picture, she's one of these, given that she has no combat abilities that we know of.
- Posthumous Character: We only see her in one illustration, but never in the game. According to Ares, Grahnye was killed when Leonster was invaded.
- Satellite Love Interest: Pretty much exists so Eldigan can have Ares, she's never even mentioned in the game aside from a vague line by her son.
- What Could Have Been: Apparently, Lachesis was originally going to be the mother of Ares
- Also ironically, according to Shouzou Kaga's notes about Lachesis, after the latter returned to her post-Belhalla, Grahnye was supposed to be venomous at her, disliking both her and Sigurd, which might be more in-line with her Expy in the Oosawa manga, Iria. Granted, Grahnye probably loved Eldigan very much and the two kind of caused his death, so she had her justifications.
Member of the Orgahill Pirates. Annoyed by Brigid's stance against pillaging, he led a bunch of pirates to raid behind her back and later declared mutiny on her.
- Palette Swap: A blue-haired version of Dimaggio.
- Pirate: Which is why he betrays Brigid.
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: Is annoyed that Brigid won't let him loot villages and does it behind her back anyway.
- Straw Misogynist: Doesn't like being under the orders of Brigid. Though this might be less about Brigid being a woman and more about her not letting him be a Pirate.
- Smug Snake: Eager to mutiny against Brigid, but it quickly bites him in the ass when Sigurd's group shows up.
Member of the Orgahill Pirates. He supports Dobarl's mutiny and leads a group of pirates to pillage Agustria.
King Travant of Thracia (Trabant)
The king of Thracia who desired a strong future of Thracia. He is willing to commit any crimes to do so, including the infamous Yied Massacre and the invasion of Leonster.
- Abusive Parents: While more ambiguous in the game up until the point where Altena starts having doubts, the Nea Fuyuki manga suggests that he was rather cruel to her while she was growing up.
- Adaptational Heroism: The Oosawa manga tones down his more ruthless, smug, opportunistic attitude, making him a more conflicted man, especially when he developed feelings for Ethlyn. He also did not give the order to take Altena hostage (another rider did that on his own volition) or tell Quan to drop the Gáe Bolg for her safety (he did it on his own volition), and his decision to adopt Altena was more to honor Ethlyn's death rather than an opportunity to use Gáe Bolg for his own ends. He's still a villain, but not an utter bastard like in the original. He ultimately decides his own death in the manga, leaning into Leif's sword with the intention of ending everything.
- Ambition Is Evil: Becomes this by default.
- Ancestral Weapon: Gungnir.
- Anti-Villain: Everything he does is for the good of his nation and his people.
- Bad Boss: Kidnaps the kid of his own General due to the worry that he'd turn traitor.
- Dragon Rider: His Dragon is pure black in the battle animations.
- Expy: As the Noble Demon who sides with the enemy faction to improve the standing of his nation, he is part of the Michalis archetype.
- Face Death with Dignity: By the time Seliph and co. actually get to fight him, Travant is well aware that his end has come, seeing as how he passes Gungnir on to Arion before heading out to battle.
- Heel Realization: In Thracia 776, Travant says he's aware that his crimes have damned him to hell, but it'll be worth it if it moves Thracia out of its Crapsack World status."My wish is to rebuild Thracia into that prosperous nation that Dain and Njörun created. ...And if that process dooms me to Hell, then so be it.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Dain bloodline.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Killing Quan, considering how much Quan tried his best and yet still messed up. In fact, by doing this, he essentially managed to fulfill both his own and Quan's dream.
- And if it wasn't for him jumping the gun on forcing Hannibal's loyalty via kidnapping Coirpre/Charlot, Hannibal most likely never would have joined with Seliph's army at all, and Coirpre/Charlot wouldn't have joined either.
- Power Nullifier: Comes with the Nihil skill which negates critical hits and weapon effectiveness, paralleling Michalis' Iote Shield.
- Promoted to Playable: Makes his playable debut as a SpotPass character in Awakening.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: A strong, dark-haired man with a penchant for sarcasm.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He'll do absolutely anything to save his beloved Thracia, which has gone through horribly hard times. By anything, we mean: first, he ambushes and kills Quan and Ethlyn in the worst and cruelest way possible, taking their daughter Altena hostage to raise her on his own so she can use the Gáe Bolg sacred lance for him; and 17 years later, he uses poor Coirpre/Charlot as a hostage to force Hannibal to work for him.
- Xanatos Gambit: A rather clever one, possibly. If his plan regarding Thracia worked, Thracia will be ruled by his much more well-liked children, Arion (biological) and Altena (adopted, sort-of) and hopefully be able to move from its Crapsack World state. In the story, his plan failed and Leif becomes the one who united Thracia, which is Quan's dream. However, Arion survived by the end of the game, and Thracia is able to move from its Crapsack World state all the same. It should be noted that by killing Quan, the entirety of Thracia view him and Ethlyn as a tragic hero, giving Leif a much more favorable position for his claim to the throne.
- You Killed My Father: From Leif and Altena.
Prince Arion of Thracia (Areone)
The son of King Travant and the inheritor of the Gungnir.
- Ancestral Weapon: In Ch. 9, he inherits Gungnir from Travant.
- Anti-Villain: Very kind and gentle, but he happens to be Travant's son and heir as well as a powerful enemy thanks to being the only one aside from Travant able to use the very powerful Gungnir.
- Arranged Marriage: Revealed to be engaged to Linoan in Thracia 776.
- Bishōnen: Particularly in the Nea Fuyuki manga. You'd be forgiven for thinking that shot of him when he was younger was of a girl.
- Blade on a Stick: The Gungnir.
- Dragon Rider: His mount is pitch black like his father's.
- Expy: Parallels Michalis' role as the female Wyvern Rider's close relative/love interest that ends up antagonistic in the end. Gale takes up the role again two games later. He also parallels Xander at being an honorable son of an ambitious king, who killed the true parent of an "adopted" sibling who actually is kidnapped, and knows the true identity of said sibling all along but hides it until said sibling knows the truth by themselves. Moreover, Arion is canonically in love with Altena, and Xander is one of Corrin's possible male spouse.
- He also bears many similarities to Camus, both being good people from the enemy nation, wielding legendary lances from atop a mount. Both characters also wear predominately black, with Camus having some gold areas on his clothes and Arion having some red areas.
- Gender Flip: In the Nea Fuyuki manga.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Dain bloodline.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: He pretends to turn on Altena and kill her in order to protect her from Travant.
- Honor Before Reason: An antagonistic example. After Travant's death and his succession as king of Thracia, he refuses a truce with Seliph and co. out of Thracian pride. Lewyn even notes that he'd been hoping, after all that's been said about Arion, that he'd be more reasonable.
- Living Emotional Crutch: The Nea Fuyuki manga portrays him as being this for Altena, having been the only person to be kind to her while she was growing up.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: It's even pointed out by a villager that he's much nicer than his father Travant.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: Loyal to Thracia (and, by association, Travant) above all else. This tends to put him into conflict with Altena.
- Private Military Contractors: As is common for Thracia's Dragon Knights. Specifically, Julius hires his services for the final chapter.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: He and Altena. Though she can recruit him in the Final Chapter, albeit as an allied unit rather than a player unit.
- Tall Darkand Handsome
- Undying Loyalty: He always sides with his father, even when privately disagreeing with him. It's only in the final chapter that Altena finally persuades him to let go of Travant's desires and act according to what he believes in instead.
- Worthy Opponent: He'll consider Seliph as such if the two fight.
A leader of the group of Thracian knights in Agustria.
One of the Thracian knights who accompanied Travant in the Yied Massacre. He leads the remaining forces to attack Sigurd's group when Travant left with Altena and the Gaé Bolg.
A Thracian knight who was ordered by Travant to retake Manster.
- Palette Swap: Of Zyne, again.
A general in charge of defending Mease from Seliph's army.
A general in charge of defending Kapathogia while Hannibal led the attack.
The general in charge of Luthecia. He is entrusted by Travant to watch over Coirpre/Charlot to prevent Hannibal from rebelling.
Queen Rahna of Silesse (Lahna)
The queen of Silesse and the mother of Lewyn.
- Actual Pacifist: She does her best to keep things diplomatic and never engages in battle, but she will send Annand when those options are out of the question.
- Determined Widow: Does what's in her hands to keep Silesse stable after losing her husband/Lewyn's dad (and the one with major Forseti blood).
- The High Queen: Became the ruler of Silesse after her husband died.
- Parents as People: She's very distressed while Lewyn is gone, but acts coldly towards him when he returns for pulling such a stunt.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She's pretty levelheaded and does what she can for Silesse.
- You All Look Familiar: Curiously, of the Lady of the Lake in Lex's Honest Axe incident.
Captain of the Pegasus Knights squadron and the older sister of Erinys. She soon perished at the hand of Pamela, who had the aid of Andrey and the Beige Ritters.
- The Ace: Ferry looks up to her big time.
- Cool Big Sis: To Ferry.
- First Love: It's implied in some conversations that Lewyn was in love with her when he was young.
- Lady of War: A respected Falcon Knight in direct service of the queen.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Her death is one of the biggest catalysts of the tragedy that's about to come.
- Woman in White: Her Falcon Knight attire is completely white, as is typical in Silesse.
- You Monster!: To Pamela, whose betrayal enrages her.
One of Lewyn's uncles and the leader of Thove. He joined Daccar in a rebellion to claim Silesse.
- Evil Uncle: To Lewyn.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: For some reason, despite being the brother of Lewyn's father and king of Silesse, he doesn't possess Minor Forseti blood. Either this is an oversight since Baron has A rank (the highest rank in this game, aside from Star rank) in Wind magic, or holy blood inheritance is weird.
- Palette Swap: Strangely, of... Elliot.
Deet'var (Deetver, Dietova, Dithorba)
One of Silesse's Pegasus Knight captains who supports Maios in his rebellion. She is the mother of Misha in Thracia 776.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Is less creepy looking in artwork.
- Dark Action Girl
- FaceHeel Turn: She assisted Maios' rebellion and turned against the queen.
- Palette Swap: Not her, actually, but she would begin the trend for almost every female enemy portrait looking exactly like her.
- What Have I Done: Her Famous Last Words.
- Woman in White: In her artwork. She wears black in-game.
A bishop under Maios's command.
- Palette Swap: Of one of the two Loptousian Sect portraits. Whether this is a coincidence or not is anybody's guess.
Lewyn's uncle and the leader of Zaxon. He led the rebellion to claim the throne of Silesse.
- Ambition Is Evil: According to the Oosawa manga, since Rahna says he wasn't an asshole from the start.
- Ascended Extra: Gets twice the characterization he did in-game via the Oosawa manga.
- Anti-Villain: Only in the Oosawa manga, due to a surprisingly sympathetic death scene.
- Cain and Abel: He says that he joined the rebellion for revenge against his elder brother.
- Driven to Suicide: Oosawa manga only.
- Evil Uncle: To Lewyn.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Similar reason to Maios.
- Kick the Dog: Slapping Pamela in the manga, since she's a sympathetic Anti-Villain there.
- Redemption Equals Death: In the Oosawa manga. When Lewyn performs in front of him and Rahna, with a bit of prodding from the Forseti tome and the bits of powers that Forseti the dragon poured through it, Daccar sees the errors of his ways... and after recognizing how far gone he had been, he stabs himself to atone for his evil deeds and dies in Lewyn's arms.
- Palette Swap: Of Boldor.
Silesse's Pegasus Knight captain under Daccar's command. She led a charge to Sailane and later to reclaim Thove.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Just like Deet'var. Even more in the Oosawa manga, where she's actually drawn differently from Deetvar via getting a Boyish Short Hair.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: The Oosawa manga gave her blue hair, despite having green hair in the game.
- Adaptational Heroism: Is depicted as more sympathetic in the Oosawa manga, showing some remorse for killing Annand. By comparison, the game version of Pamela was a Psycho for Hire who bragged about killing Annand in her boss quote with Lewyn and Ferry.
- Always Someone Better: The Oosawa manga adds this as her other motivation, having her tell Ferry that she never could surpass Annand in life, and asking her to kill her.
- Ambition Is Evil: As soon as Rahna's position was seriously threatened, Pamela betrayed her in hopes of becoming the top Falcoknight. She openly admits it when she kills Annand.
- Antagonist in Mourning: In the Oosawa manga. To the point of personally carrying Annand's lifeless body to Queen Rahna and giving her Annand's Silver Lance instead of taking it for herself.
- Anti-Villain: In the Oosawa manga, she's given a somewhat more expanded role and a surprisingly sympathetic portrayal. See Antagonist in Mourning.
- Ascended Extra: In the Oosawa manga. See Daccar.
- Death Seeker: Refers to herself as such in the Oosawa manga.
- Even Evil Has Standards: In the Oosawa manga, she cannot bring herself to desecrate Annand's body via cutting her head off and sending her to the enemy, and when Andrey points it out, she gets pissed.
- FaceHeel Turn: Sides with Daccar against her queen. She kills Annand and mocks the grief of her loved ones.
- HeelFace Turn: However, the Oosawa manga makes her return to the side of good.
- Kick the Dog: In the game version, Pamela not only kills Mahyna with Andre's help, but mocks Lewyn and Ferry for their grief over her death.
- The Rival: To Mahyna, and later to Ferry in the manga.
- This Cannot Be!: Her last words when you kill her are pretty much this.
- Palette Swap: She continues the trend of almost all female enemies having the same portrait. She's notable since she looks only slightly different from Deet'var.
- Psycho for Hire: Her in-game self is shown to enjoy killing people.
- Woman in White: Her artwork portrays her as this, but her in-game portrait has her wearing black.
A general under Daccar, who was sent to occupy Sailane.
A mercenary hired by Daccar. She leads a group of strong female warriors.
- Identical Stranger: Curiously, she looks a LOT like a younger Hilda. And is a jerkass too.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Her and her squad all have high speed stats, and half of them even have Pursuit, while she herself is probably the fastest enemy unit in the First Generation. Tackling her will require some thought beyond rushing.
King Mannanan of Isaach
The king of Isaach and the father of Marricle and Ayra.
- Disappeared Dad: To Mariccle and Ayra.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Od bloodline.
- Out-Gambitted: Some time before Genealogy took place, the nearby Kingdom of Rivough (ruled by one of Mannanan's relatives, also Galzus's father and Mareeta's grandfather) got into a very ugly struggle with Grannvale after a massacre of Grannvalians that took place in Darna. Mannanan tried to prove himself as loyal to Grannvale by conquering Rivough, then offering the head of its ruler as "proof"... but he only got to get himself executed by Manfroy and Reptor.
- Posthumous Character: He's already dead by the time Ayra joins the group.
- Walking Spoiler: It's thanks to his spoileriffic actions that Ayra and Shanan are thrown into the action and Galzus exists in Thracia 776l
Crown Prince Mariccle of Isaach
The son of King Mannanan and the father of Shanan.
- Ancestral Weapon: He wielded the Balmung before he died. It was locked up in the Yied Shrine afterwards.
- Disappeared Dad: Shanan's.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Od bloodline, with him passing down his major Od blood to Shanan.
- Honor Before Reason: Why he goes to war with Granvalle. He knows Isaach is screwed already, but he's got no other option than fighting against the empire for having executed the King.
- Posthumous Character: Ayra is already fairly certain he's dead by the time she meets up with Sigurd's army.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: It's clear where Shanan got his looks from.
- Warrior Prince: As the crown prince of Isaach, he goes to war with Grannvale after his father is killed.
- You Killed My Father: To Grannvale in general, after Mannanan's execution. It really, really goes bad for him, but he's savvy enough to tell his younger half-sister Ayra to take little Shanan and leave the realm before taking off...
King Azmur of Grannvale
The old king of Grannvale and the inheritor of the Naga blood. He is the father of Kurth, who appointed him in charge of the country due to his old age.
- Despair Event Horizon: After Kurth's death, he is bed-ridden and can barely handle the government. Therefore, his grandson-in-law Arvis easily starts ruling in his name...
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Naga bloodline.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In both the game and the Oosawa manga, Azmur is never fully convinced that Byron and Ring were planning a coup or that Byron would ever betray Kurth. Unfortunately, his poor health makes it so that he can't really interfere on their behalf.
- Unwitting Pawn: Thanks to Manfroy brainwashing Deirdre, his granddaughter and heiress, he ends up agreeing to marry her to Arvis and have their child become the new ruler of Grannvale when they come of age. Which allows for Julius to be born and gain full control of the continent and once Manfroy gives him the Book of Loptous, leads to the Loptous cult gaining control of Jugdral.
Prince Kurth of Grannvale
The Prince of Grannvale given authority by his father. He led the Grannvale army against the Kingdom of Isaach.
- The Atoner: He never forgave himself for the deal with Cigyun, so he silently supported her eldest son Arvis when he was too young to properly rule over Velthomer. Arvis never knew about it.
- Celibate Hero: He never married, despite his counselors' nagging, because he still loved Cigyun.
- Disappeared Dad: To Deirdre, though in the games he's implied to have never found out: it's known that Deirdre was acknowledged, but not if Kurth managed to do it before he died. The Oosawa manga states that not only did he find out about her, but was about to search for Deirdre and acknowledge her as his heiress — right before he got killed.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Naga bloodline, hence why it becomes clear that Deirdre is his daughter.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Older version, though in the Oosawa manga it's paired with Older Than They Look. Seriously, he looks like he's in his 20's when he's supposed to be at least in his mid/late 30's!
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Was very well-loved by everyone due to his kindness and common sense.
- Sacrificial Lamb: He was killed off by the middle of Chapter 2.
- Your Cheating Heart: Cigyun cheated on Victor with him. Deirdre was born from that, and even worse, it looks like he never knew that he had a daughter. (Except for in the manga.)
A messenger under King Azmur.
- Mr. Exposition: He tells a story about Lady Cigyun to Sigurd. He also informs him of the rumors of him, Quan, and Eldigan conspiring against Grannvale for hiding Shannan.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After Chapter 2, he completely vanishes from the story aside from a scene in one of the villages and that may not even be him.
Duke Byron of Chalphy (Vylon)
The duke of Chalphy and the father of Sigurd and Ethlyn. A renowned war hero and trusted adviser to the young Prince Kurth, he accompanied him in the war against Isaach.
- Almost Dead Guy: Survives just long enough to deliver the Tyrfing to his son Sigurd. Given that he's reported as being severely wounded at the end of chapter three, which takes place a full year before chapter five, he probably holds the record.
- Ancestral Weapon: He wields Tyrfing, but he has to pass it on to Sigurd before he succumbs to his wounds at the end of Generation 1.
- Cool Old Guy: He's already a grandfather in terms of age, and becomes one literally once Sigurd and Ethlyn find their lovers.
- Disappeared Dad: He was nearly killed by Slayder until Sigurd saved him. He was too badly wounded to survive, but was able to give the Tyrfing to him.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Baldur bloodline, the major side of which Sigurd inherited and the minor side of which Ethlyn inherited.
- I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: He gave Tyrfing to Sigurd when he was dying. In fact, he was going to give it to him, waning strength be damned.
- Sacrificial Lion
- Vitriolic Best Buds: In the Oosawa manga, with Ring. Eagerly and amusingly lampshaded.Ring: Look what you've done! Because you said something unnecessary, the Prince is now depressed!
Byron: I just stated the obvious, don't blame me!
Kurth: ... I can hear you, you know...
Author's Notes: "The two are best buds!"
A former attendee to Sigurd. He was ordered by Arvis to take the children and the Tyrfing from the cultists. He gives the Tyrfing to Seliph.
- Palette Swap: Of Ring.
Duke Ring of Jungby
Duke of Jungby and the father of Brigid, Edain, and Andrei. He was one of Kurth's trusted advisers. He was killed by his own son, Andrei.
- Ascended Extra: In the Oosawa manga, he got some more development. Still not enough to avoid his death.
- Gory Discretion Shot: Toyed with in the Oosawa manga. We do see his death... but it's from Byron and Kurth's POV, meaning that we only see his back and some blood as he gets an arrow to the throat.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Ulir bloodline.
- Informed Ability: As major Ulir, he's supposed to be a good archer, yet Edain has the Yewfelle so she can give it to Brigid and he gets killed off-screen (or not, in the manga) by his own son Andrey.
- Overprotective Dad: In the Oosawa manga, Ring mistakenly thinks that Sigurd married Edain. He comically freaks out at the thought.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Especially in the single scene in the Oosawa manga, which has him discussing Kurth's plans to search for his heir/heiress with Byron and Kurth.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Byron, in the Oosawa manga. See Byron's section.
Duke Andrey of Jungby (Andorey, Andre, Andrei)
The only son of Duke Ring of Jungby and younger brother of Brigid and Edain. He killed him in order to take control over Jungby.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: He isn't that ugly in-game, but is more of a Long-Haired Pretty Boy in official art.◊
- Adapted Out: Fujimori version.
- Ambition Is Evil: His ambition to rule Jungby.
- Cain and Abel: Brigid and Edain's evil younger brother.
- Death Seeker: His characterization in the Oosawa manga, portraying him as someone who is crushed under the pressure of being better than Brigid to the point that he wanted to make Brigid hate him enough so she'd kill him and release him from that burden. He gets what he wanted.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Ulir bloodline, and like those above him, not quite as heroic as his ancestors or siblings.
- Horse Archer: His class allows him to shoot on horseback.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Is made a He-Man Woman Hater in the manga, especially when he mocks what remains of Pamela's honor and openly tells her that women are only there to physically pleasure men. In addition, he shot a woman in the head despite being his accomplice who had stolen Brigid's Yewfelle for him.
- Self-Made Orphan: Killed his own father for power. Not even his fellow conspirator Lombard liked that.
- Smug Snake: He's such an asshole, even other Smug Snakes dislike him.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to Brigid, in the Oosawa manga.Brigid: When I delve into my memories of him, I see him smiling like a little angel... So why would he do such a thing like killing our father to take over as the head of the family?
Duke Scipio of Jungby (Scopio, Scorpio)
The son of Lord Andrei. He sought to avenge his father's death by attacking Seliph's army. He holds hatred towards his cousins, who he sees as traitors to House Jungby.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Just like his dad and Ishtore, he isn't that ugly in-game, but he's handsomer in art.◊ And unlike in-game, he also actually looks different from Andrey in the aforementioned art.
- Avenging the Villain: His dad asks him to do it at his death, and Scipio intends to do just that.
- Heroic Lineage: Minor Ulir blood.
- Horse Archer: Much like most of House Jungby, he excels in archery, more specifically mounted archery.
- Palette Swap: Has the same portrait as his father.
- Smug Snake: From what little we do know of him, he seems to be just as smug as his father.
- You Killed My Father: His father was killed by Sigurd's army.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Is only introduced as a boss, and is then shortly killed off (or disappears when Friege is seized if the player hasn't killed him by then, as with all other enemy units).
Duke Victor of Velthomer (Viktor)
The former duke of Velthomer and the father of Arvis and Azelle. Known for having many affairs, despite having a wife: Cigyun. He committed suicide after finding out that she had an affair with Prince Kurth.
- The Casanova: He was infamous for being a womanizer.
- Disappeared Dad: To Arvis (and Azelle).
- Evil Redhead: Arvis got his red hair from him. As for the evil part... Well, look at the rest of his tropes.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Fjalar bloodline.
- Hypocrite: He was known to have several lovers while married to Cigyun (and was a rapist to boot), but when she had one affair, he flipped out, wrote a suicide note full of insults towards her and her lover, and killed himself.
- Jerkass: He really has no redeeming values.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Victor's lifespan in-game is super short, but without his asshole philandering ways, Kurth would not feel the need to comfort and had an affair with Cigyun, which led to the birth of Deirdre, who was vital to Manfroy's plan to revive Loptous. Yeah, a lot could have been avoided if Victor for once stopped being a womanizing jerk.
- Spurned into Suicide: When Cigyun cheated on him, he was so humiliated that he wrote a letter denouncing her and her lover and either hung himself (game) or drank poison/stabbed himself (Oosawa manga).
Duke Arvis of Velthomer (Alvis)
The duke of Velthomer and the captain of the Royal Guard. Given the title of duke after his father's death, he is a cunning and calculative man. He desires a world free of corruption and prejudice, though his encounter with the dark cult changed the continent forever...
- '80s Hair: He might be from The '90s himself in terms of release, but good lord, he's got this going on, especially as a younger man. His perfect red locks would make Fabio jealous. His hair actually bounces in Heroes.
- Affably Evil: Actually discussed by Chrom and the Avatar in Awakening's Lost Bloodlines 2 DLC, to the point where they wonder if the sagas got him wrong. Him being an Anti-Villain may have something to do with it. In Heroes, he's arrogant for sure, and still willing to justify what he does to Sigurd, but he gets along fairly well with the Tactician and is still shown to deeply love his wife and daughter.
- Aloof Big Brother: As flawed as he might be, he won't hesitate to tell Sigurd how much Azelle means to him.
- Anti-Villain: Type III.
- The Bad Guy Wins: While he is a Big Bad Wannabe when accounting for the entire story, he got what he wanted at the end of Generation 1.
- Bait the Dog: Early in the game, he's presented as a very aloof but nonetheless powerful ally on Sigurd's side, supporting his cause. Even after Lombard and Reptor rallied to hunt Sigurd and declaring him traitor, Arvis kept a cool head and stayed by Azmur's side, showing no signs of downright antagonism. It's eventually topped with suddenly turning his back against Reptor and killing him when Sigurd needed it the most, and declaring that Sigurd was innocent. Right after that, he reveals that it's all a lie, and Sigurd's still scheduled for execution... by himself.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Though he may look to be the big bad guy of the story, the true villains were always Manfroy and Loptous.
- Subverted though, as his intentions were never that of a Big Bad. People confuse this because he killed Sigurd, but that aside, none of his intentions were ever directed to him wanting to be a villain. He wanted to be the exact opposite, but the Lopt Sect taking over made him, as the ruler in gen 2, look like he condoned their presence when he simply didn't have enough power to remove them, the latter of which he states in chapter ten.
- Break the Haughty: To the point where it ages him HORRIBLY.
- BrotherSister Incest: Had twin kids with his memory-wiped younger half-sister, Deirdre. According to some notes, at first he didn't know she was his sister, and when he learned the truth, he still was so in love with her that he decided it didn't matter anymore. The Oosawa manga switches things around: he genuinely doesn't know anything until Julius goes Creepy Child on him and Deirdre, while Deirdre herself had already realized it and manages to tell him before dying.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: He succeeded his father as the Duke of Velthomer at the age of seven. He technically did it more or less well, though he was also seen as cold and iron-fisted.
- Dark and Troubled Past: It's undeniable that the man's life sucked balls ever since he was a child. Especially in the Oosawa manga, which delves a lot into his past.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He hates the child hunts so much that he comes up with a Batman Gambit to thwart them with Ishtar's help.
- Evil Redhead: Well, Extremely Morally Ambiguous Redhead, at any rate.
- Fatal Flaw: Ambition: he's so blinded by his ideals of equality and peace that he causes Jugdral more harm than good. His domination of the entire continent also meant that when the empire was put into the hands of Julius, everything went to hell quickly.
- For The Greater Good: He won't stop at any extreme to achieve his dreams of peace, even in Heroes he encourages the tactician to shape the future as ideally as possible.
- Hero Killer: The most infamous example in the series. Arvis betrays and kills Sigurd, as well as almost everyone in his army. The confirmed survivors can be counted on one hand.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Fjalar bloodline. He took pride in the Fjalar bloodline and it was his reason to usher in a peaceful regime after the Battle of Bellhalla. Didn't help him that much, in the end.
- He-Man Woman Hater: Was this in his past, due to his Jerkass father's philandering and his mom Cigyun's disappearance. When this happened, young Arvis had all of his dad's mistresses kicked out of the Velthomer court save for Azelle's mother, and except for Aida, he became very bitter towards ladies. Until Deirdre came along, that is.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: As much of a villain as he was, dialogue from Awakening suggests he's been remembered in Judgral sagas as the bad guy of his time, which ignores his Dark and Troubled Past and the fact there were other villains active at the time who manipulated him and made him a Puppet King. As such, in Fire Emblem Awakening when Chrom and his party fight alongside an Einherjar of Arvis in the Lost Bloodlines DLC, Chrom is taken aback by how nice he comes off as and he and the Avatar speculate he is considered a villain principally because he lost.
- Hope Spot: In the Oosawa manga, as he finds the now not!mindwiped Deirdre and Sigurd, he gives him a huge and tearful Motive Rant where he explains his Dark and Troubled Past and begs Deirdre "Please Don't Leave Me". Sigurd, as an All-Loving Hero, speaks to him kindly and tries to win him over, and it looks like it might work... One Gory Discretion Shot and scene later, a mentally and emotionally broken Arvis has burned Sigurd to death and caused Deirdre to mentally collapse Ophelia-style.
- I Did What I Had to Do: In Heroes, he stubbornly maintains that to build a just world, Sigurd had to die.
- Irony: He canonically has an illegitimate son of his own.
- I Have Your Wife: Literally does this, unknowingly or not, to Sigurd right before he murders him in cold blood.
- Kick the Dog: Twice.
- At the end of Chapter 5, he has Sigurd's amnesiac former wife brought to him to show off that she is his wife now. While he only had suspicions that Deirdre was Sigurd's wife, confirming it in that manner to a man he intended to kill was a major dick move.
- If Seliph fights him, he mocks Sigurd's memory to his face. The implication is that he is intentionally provoking Seliph so he can get himself killed at this point.
- Magic Knight: He's proficient in more traditional weaponry as an Emperor, but he prefers to just nuke everything with Valflame.
- Oedipus Complex: Holy crap. He's even strongly hinted to have killed people for mentioning what happened to Cigyun. Deirdre's strong resemblance to Cigyun does not help matters.
- Playing with Fire: Valflame, his magical tome.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes."I sentence you to death.""For a better world.""Opposing me is treason.""Hellfire upon you!"
- Promoted to Playable: Makes his playable debut as a SpotPass character in Awakening.
- Promotion to Parent: At seven years old, even. When Victor died or better said, killed himself, the young Arvis took baby Azelle under his wing, and as soon as he saw him in the Oosawa manga.
- Puppet King: Becomes this as Emperor in Generation 2. With Manfroy and Prince Julius calling all the shots, Arvis is rendered completely powerless.
- Recurring Element: Depending on the generation, Arvis can represent two previously used archetypes of the series:
- In generation 1, he shares elements with Michalis, being the overambitious, yet noble antagonist who will stoop to the lowest of low in order to make his people prosper, in his case, betraying Sigurd in the cruelest way possible and succeeding at that, though by the end of it, he also makes good on his word to create a better world, until Manfroy ruined everything.
- In generation 2, now decked with heavy armor and being the emperor of Granvalle and looking very pitiful after realizing how his plan fell apart due to miscalculation, for sympathy points, he took after Rudolf.
- Suicide by Cop: Heavily implied, given that he gave Palmarch the Tyrfing to give to Seliph.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He possibly would have managed to truly unify Grannvale, or at least have Velthomer take the lead spot for the greater good, if not for Manfroy's manipulations turning his Empire into tyranny.
- Yandere: Arguably, for Deirdre. That would certainly explain why he brought her Brainwashed and Crazy self to Sigurd's presence to show off how she was his wife now, before killing him, though the game's playing guide suggests that it was more about testing Deirdre's reaction to Sigurd, having heard rumors that Sigurd's wife had gone missing in Agustria around the same time he met Deirdre.
Lady Cigyun of Velthomer
A young woman from the Spirit Forest. She had broken the village's law and left to see the world.
- Apocalypse Maiden: She carries none other than the dreaded Loptous blood through her veins. It passes down to her children, and if they ever mated, then the major Loptous blood would result in the return of Loptous himself. It happens.
- Broken Bird: Being a descendant of Loptous is bad enough, but being married to a bastard like Victor makes it worse.
- Death by Childbirth: Died in the Secret Forest while giving birth to poor Deirdre.
- Girl in the Tower: More exactly, Girl In The Forest, due to her Loptous/Maera heritage.
- Good Adultery, Bad Adultery: Victor cheats on her repeatedly and is shown as a terrible guy (the fact that he raped Cigyun's favorite maid when drunk doesn't help). Cigyun cheats on him with Kurth only because she's The Woobie and emotionally weakened after finding out about said maid being pregnant and sent away.
- The Lost Lenore: For Prince Kurth.
- Missing Mom: To Arvis and Deirdre.
- Sympathetic Adulterer: Victor was an utter bastard and a drunk, so it's no wonder she cheats on him with Prince Kurth.
One of Arvis's soldiers in charge of watching Phinora against Sigurd's march through the desert.
- Palette Swap: Of Deetvar, again.
One of Arvis's closest confidants and one of the leaders of the Roten Ritter, Veltomer's elite troops.
- Bodyguard Crush: Has one on Arvis. They got intimate at least once, as her son has major Fjalar blood.
- Cavalry Betrayal: To Reptor.
- Enemy Mine: In the final battle of the first half of the game, she allies with Sigurd in order to advance Arvis' plan.
- Evil Redhead: Played with. She seems to be a decent person... who happens to work for Arvis and be his Number Two.
- Exact Words: She reassures Reptor by saying that things are going according to Arvis' plan. The plan is to betray him so as to lure Sigurd into Belhalla.
- Lady of Black Magic: An elegant-looking young woman with lots of magical power.
- Mama Bear: As noted below, she died protecting her son from the Loptousian Sect.
- Missing Mom: To Saias in Thracia 776.
- Shipper on Deck: In the Oosawa manga, she comments that Tailtiu would make a good wife for Azelle, but she has her orders from Arvis to eliminate anyone from House Friege, Tailtiu included, and that takes priority.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: To Reptor.
A former attendee to Arvis. He was trusted to protect the children from the child hunts with aid of Ishtar. He is also informed that a special key is needed to open the treasure room holding the Book of Naga.
- Palette Swap: Of Ring, again.
Prince Julius of Velthomer (Yurius)
The son of Emperor Arvis and the vessel to the dark dragon Loptous.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: One of the rare villainous examples.
- Ambiguous Situation: It's not entirely clear whether Loptous is in full control of Julius or he is under More Than Mind Control. On one hand, according to Julia, he Used to Be a Sweet Kid and a loving brother until he was given the Loptous tome. On the other hand, he developed a relationship with Ishtar which he retained after getting the Loptous tome. To add to the uncertainty, his description in Heroes simply says "Prince of the Grannvale Empire. Was once a kind boy but suddenly came to have a cruel nature." In Fire Emblem:Thracia 776 heavily implies that in his childhood, Julius had a problem with consistent illness, and that since Loptous began influencing him the severity and frequency of his illnesses had been steadily increasing. The only thing crystal clear about his actions is that his dying words were Loptous, not his.
- The Antichrist: He was born from the Loptous Sect's century-long plan of birthing a vessel of their dark god and restoring the Loptous Empire. As the scion of Loptous, he inherits the dark god's power.
- Ax-Crazy: Thanks to the Loptous tome, he's completely off his rocker.
- Big Bad: By Generation 2, Julius has become more in sync with Loptous than ever before, taking center stage as the mastermind of events from that point forward alongside his faithful servant Manfroy.
- Bishōnen: His artwork in Fire Emblem Heroes especially plays up his "Anime Pretty-Boy villain" looks.
- Blood Knight: He happily engages in a "rebel hunt" for fun in Chapter 10, and instead of trying to overpower your army while he's there, apparently chooses to leave so the war can drag on. In Fire Emblem Heroes, quite a bit of his dialogue references the notion that he enjoys fighting.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: It's strongly implied that the Loptous tome's magic pretty much took over his mind as soon as he was given the spellbook.
- Cain and Abel: With Seliph and Julia, also Saias, to a degree.
- Demonic Possession: His situation with Loptous seems to be a mixture of this and More Than Mind Control. By the endgame, he's been fully overtaken by Loptous, with his death quote in all caps and a different, bolded font, later repeated with Fomortiis, indicating that Loptous is speaking and not Julius.
- Enfante Terrible: In the Oosawa manga, holy crap. He took the Loptous tome, was possessed by it, AND killed his mother (and almost did his father in too, and would've killed his sister if his mother hadn't spirited her away) when he was five years old.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even while possessed by Loptous, he still manages to hold genuine love for Ishtar.
- Evil Redhead: One of the bad guys, with blazing red hair.
- Facial Markings: Has the mark of Loptous on his forehead and shows it proudly.
- Final Boss: He's the last opponent you face in Genealogy of the Holy War.
- Heroic Lineage: Major Loptous blood (as a descendant of Saint Maera) from both his parents, minor Fjalar from his father.
- Ill Boy: In Thracia 776, a conversation between Ishtar and Saias mentions that he has "never been strong" and his health has apparently gotten worse after he was possessed by Loptous.
- Inbred and Evil: He is born of an incestuous relationship and he bears the lineage of Loptous.
- Kick the Dog: In the Oosawa manga, not only is he very pleased when he kills Deirdre, but bloodily murders a servant of Arvis when he objects to Julius's desire to personally "meet" his "brother" Seliph.
- More Than Mind Control: There are some moments in Genealogy that imply Loptous hasn't fully awakened in him, as he seems to mangle whether or not he's the Dark God at times. By the time of the final chapter, however, he seems to have fully embraced his identity as Loptous reborn.
- No-Sell: The Loptous tome will halve the power of anyone who tries to attack him unless they come packing the Book of Naga.
- Oh, Crap!: Has a very brief moment if you have Julia, wielding Naga, face him in the final chapter."J-Julia? Why...What are you...aagh! Manfroy, you've made a grave mistake!"
- Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: It also doubles up as this. Going by the two years before the Battle of Belhalla, the seventeen years that follow it, and the year that it takes his army to get back to Grannvale, Seliph is a grown youth in at least his late teens/very early twenties by the time of his final showdown with Julius. The Dark Prince's age, on the other hand, is vaguer, but he's definitely younger and probably just in his mid-to-late teens.
- Pet the Dog: Is somewhat nice, if controlling, to Ishtar. One of his first appearances is pulling a Big Damn Heroes (well, big damn villains) when she's defeated for the first time.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes."Your hope is gone!""To me, you're nothing.""I bring you death.""Blood will rain."
- Promoted to Playable: Makes his playable debut as a SpotPass character in Awakening.
- Puppet King: Inverted. He was first established as Arvis' scapegoat while the emperor runs things from behind but it was later revealed that Julius is actually the one in charge by undermining his father's reign and causing chaos around the continent with the backing of Manfroy and his Loptous sect.
- Raised as a Host: His entire reason for existing. His parents are carefully chosen so that they would give birth to a child with Major Loptous blood, which he ends up with.
- Recurring Element: Takes cues from Hardin for being possessed by an evil source and corrupts the major superpower of the continent that used to be a force of good under their leadership.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: If, through good luck, Cherry Tapping, or grinding, he is defeated in Chapter 10, Julius will unceremoniously leave in a huff."Play time is over. I'm going home."
- Self-Made Orphan: Killed his mother Deirdre and tried to kill his sister Julia after being given the Loptous tome. Deirdre, however, managed to spirit Julia away before dying at his hand.
- Shoulders of Doom: His art here and in Heroes gives him rather large shoulder pauldrons.
- Smug Smiler: All his portraits and official art have him sprouting a rather cocky smirk.
- Soul Jar: For Loptous.
- Teen Genius: Is the Dragon-in-Chief to Manfroy's Big Bad... while still under 20 years old.
- The Unfavorite: Accuses Deirdre of not loving him in the Oosawa manga, right before he kills her.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Ishtar, although he's obviously the more evil of them.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The Ill Boy example above as well as Ishtar being a Love Martyr for him would suggest that Julius was quite normal in comparison to how he acted after Manfroy gave him the Loptous tome. Julia also expresses this. Just who are you? Everything changed the day Archbishop Manfroy brought that eerie black book in. That day also marks the last I saw of my dear brother All that remained in his place was this powerful, yet demonic child. You whoever you are have deprived me of my mother and my brother, as well! Who are you!? Why must you put me through this agony!?
- Also, one of Ishtar's main motivations in sticking by his side in the Oosawa manga, with some of their backstory together actually shown.
- Yandere: For his girlfriend Ishtar, since he tells her in Thracia that he hates how Reinhardt looks at her and threatens to kill him if he appears in front of them again.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Says this almost word by word to his own mom before killing her.
Duke Lombard of Dozel (Langobalt, Langbart)
A greedy lord of Dozel and the father of Danann and Lex. He joined Reptor's coalition opposing the Prince's authority. He killed Prince Kurth and framed Sigurd and Byron for his death.
- Ambition Is Evil: Like Reptor, he wanted power, which was being undermined by Kurth. He was also first described as avaricious.
- Ancestral Weapon: The Helswath, which has been passed down his family line for generations.
- An Axe to Grind: The Helswath, a sacred axe.
- Archnemesis Dad: For Lex, who will express regret that it's come to this.
- Beard of Evil: He has quite the impressive one.
- Driven by Envy: Why he does things: He's jealous that House Dozel got shafted in favor of House Chalpy. The Mitsuki Oosawa manga expands this further: he used to be a normal, loving dad to Lex, but the moment Lex inquired about his jealousy, Lombard started to act cold toward him, and stayed that way until the end. Likewise, it expands further on his jealousy: Lombard thought that all the Crusaders were treated as equals, thinking it wasn't fair that their descendants suddenly had favorites. Deconstructed in the game, as this caused Lewyn to mark Lombard as the start of the disgrace of House Dozel, as his predecessors probably did not mind such favoritism, so his envy and desire for equality marked the start of the disgrace of his otherwise perfectly fine house.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Expresses disgust at Andrey's killing of his own father, since Lombard actually respected Ring.
- Evil Old Folks: He's a bitter old man with very ambitious plans to gain as much power as possible.
- Hate Sink: He's greedy, a traitor to Grannvale for petty reasons, and a horrible father to both of his sons.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Neir bloodline, hence why he can wield Helswath. Not so heroic in his case, though.
- Smug Snake: Despite his fierce grimace, he's every bit as smug and zealous as his cohorts.
Duke Danann of Dozel (Danan)
- Class: BaronHoly blood:note Neir [Major]
The son of Duke Lombard and the father of Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba. He was appointed King of Isaach when the Grannvale Empire placed an occupation force in the kingdom.
- Adaptational Badass: The Oosawa manga actually gave him Helswath to fight against the rebel army.
- Archnemesis Dad: To his sons, Iuchar or Iucharba, depending on who is recruited.
- Always Someone Better: In the Oosawa manga, this is the actual reason why he hated Lex so much and ultimately betrayed him. Since Lombard tended to favor Lex when the two brothers were young (at least until little!Lex started questioning him), Danan felt constantly inferior and he never got over it, projecting his self-hate on Lex and Ayra, and later on Ulster and Larcei.
- Avenging the Villain: He wants Seliph dead, because Sigurd killed his father Lombard.
- An Axe to Grind: Being a member of Dozel, he obviously specializes in axes.
- The Caligula: When Arvis conquered the entire continent for Grannvale, the countries were divvied up between the Grannvalian nobles and Danann got Isaach, which it's mentioned he's running straight into the ground by the time the second generation starts.
- Combat Pragmatist: In the Oosawa manga, since Danann can barely keep up with Ulster, he begs for mercy, and as soon as his nephew lowers his guard, he uses Helswath to seriously hurt him. Ultimately fails, since Ulster pretty much brings himself back when Larcei comes to help, and they both defeat him.
- Hate Sink: There's nothing remotely likable about him; he's there to demonstrate how terrible Grannvale has become.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Neir bloodline, but one of the few cases who doesn't get to use his family's Ancestral Weapon (Helswath, in his case). However, this is because his eldest son, Brian, has it in his possession, as seen in the final chapter.
- Kick the Dog: If one can count making the entire country suffer a massive dog kicking.
- The Oosawa manga adds another one: Lex and Ayra returned after the horrific Battle of Belhalla. Danann at first acted like a cool big bro and welcomed him until Lex handed down Helswath... and then he betrayed both of them, resulting in Lex's surefire death and Ayra was implied to die afterwards.
- Mighty Glacier: In the Oosawa manga, he tries to fight against Ulster on his own... but quickly finds out that Helswath is not the easiest axe to wield.
- Puppet King: Danann isn't a puppet himself, but he does run Arvis's puppet regime in Isaach after deposing the rightful royal family.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the Nea Fuyuki version, Seliph manages to recruit both Iuchar and Iucharba, which gives them enough troops to surround his castle and force him to surrender.
- Sucksessor: Even Lombard thinks he's useless, as he's unable to quell a small rebellion in Isaach even while Lombard was still alive. Even moreso, in-game he doesn't even bring Helswath with him despite having major Neir blood, leaving it to Brian... which would become his downfall.
- Tin Tyrant: An armor-clad ruler who treats his conquered subjects like dirt.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Received the end of it by Seliph for making the people suffer.Seliph: "King Danann... Under your rule, many people have suffered and died. Now you must face the consequences."
- Underestimating Badassery: He thinks that Oifey and Shannan are the most concerning of the Liberation Army. Seliph and his friends proved him otherwise.
- Warm-Up Boss: He is your first major boss in Generation 2, and since he is an axe user while most of your units use swords or ranged weapons (which he lacks on the latter), he is easy to kill.
- You Killed My Father:
- Invoked when fighting Seliph, whose father killed his father.
- In the Oosawa manga, Lex and Ayra's kids Ulster and Larcei invoke this on him instead.
Prince Brian of Dozel (Burian)
The son of Duke Danann and the inheritor of the Helswath. He rules over Castle Dozel while the rest of his family are stationed in the occupation of Isaach.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Brian's in-game portrait is aged and hideous◊, but his card-game portrait◊ has him looking his age.
- Ancestral Weapon: Helswath.
- An Axe to Grind: He uses the holy Helswath axe.
- Anti-Villain: Implied to be such, as seen in My Country, Right or Wrong.
- Avenging the Villain: Wants to avenge his family members slain in the feud between Chalpy and Dozel.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: His in-game portrait resembles Chagall with thick eyebrows.
- Cain and Abel: His desire to uphold his family honor puts him in conflict with Iuchar or Iucharba.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Neir bloodline, hence his inheritance of Helswath.
- Mighty Glacier: He has 47 defense and 27 resistance as a result of the bonuses from Helswath, but the weight reduces his impressive 26 speed into a pitiful 6 speed.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: Wonders if he was fighting for the right side before dying.Brian: The Helswath was defeated so easily!? Was I on the right side...?
- Recurring Element: He is the Trope Maker of last minute powerful generals that are normally affable but is fanatically loyal to the enemy country to the point of unrecruitability and wields a mighty axe and decked in armor (Helswath gave him great defenses) that would later be perfected by Murdock two games later; Brian did not receive enough characterization back in the days to name the archetype.
- Super Toughness: The most durable enemy in the game thanks to Helswath defensive boosts, Julius notwithstanding.
- Younger Than They Look: His in-game portrait looks like an old man, when in fact he's not likely to be past his late 20's/very early 30's.
- You Killed My Father: Uses this line:Brian: You're the person that killed my father... It's time to end this grudge that has plagued the House of Dozel for 3 generations!
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's killed not long after his introduction, unless the player plans things beforehand very well.note
A general of Dozel under Lord Lombard's command. He was sent to finish off Byron.
A general of Dozel in charge of defending Ganeishire.
One of Danann's generals, who leads an army of Axe Knights after Iuchar or Iucharba defected or were defeated.
- Palette Swap: Of Slayder.
Duke Reptor of Friege (Leptor)
The duke of Friege, Prime Minister of Grannvale, and the father of Bloom, Tailtiu, and Ethnia. He leads a coalition opposing the Prince's authority and later conspired with Lombard in obtaining power over Grannvale.
- Adaptational Heroism: Perhaps one of the bigger ones in the Oosawa manga. Reptor regretted his rash actions for his own ambitions and then did all he could to keep Tailtiu safe, which culminated in a Heroic Sacrifice.
- Ambition Is Evil: He already had a very high position in the Empire, but wanted more than that.Reptor (to Sigurd): "Hmph, you idiot! Politics is all about power! Your father had no power, which is why he died."
- Ancestral Weapon: Mjolnir.
- Archnemesis Dad: For Tailtiu and Ethnia. In fact, he's one of the few who can scare the living SHIT out of the usually fearless Tailtiu. Averted in the Oosawa manga: instead of being antagonistic, he's still a loving, conflicted father. Tailtiu only thought that he snuck her to Sigurd's army as a mole to further his agenda, but then was proven wrong.
- Climax Boss: The last enemy you fight in Gen 1.
- The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Given a full 30 magic stat for a class that caps it at 22. He was originally going to be a Sage, which has a 30 Magic cap, so either the developers forgot to change it or intentionally left it as is.
- Disc-One Final Boss: After you smoke him, Sigurd wastes no time following him into the grave and the plot switches to focus on Seliph.
- Evil Chancellor: He's the Prime Minister of Grannvale, and a greedy, treacherous one at that.
- Evil Old Folks: He's already old enough to have three children and potentially be a grandfather. He's also a prideful, ambitious asshole.
- Hate Sink: Like Lombard, he's a megalomaniac noble who wants more power over Grannvale despite his already high position in the kingdom. Downplayed somewhat with his love of family, though he is willing to kill Tailtiu for betraying his name. In the Mitsuki Oosawa manga, he looked like this in the first three halves of generation one, but eventually was subverted thanks to Adaptational Heroism.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: In the Oosawa manga, Reptor was actually serious about turning himself in to Azmur, admitting to killing Kurth and Ring and framing Byron and Sigurd for it, and owing up to his crimes, all thanks to Tailtiu calling him out. Unfortunately, the conditions of surrender required him to surrender his Mjolnir to Aida on the premise that it would be passed down to Bloom later... and that's the time Aida, on the order of Arvis, backstabbed Reptor, thus at a time he would not have the luxury of Mjolnir's blessings.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Thrud bloodline. Like Lombard, he himself isn't nearly as heroic as his ancestor. However, in the Oosawa manga, at the end of his life, he proved his heroism, telling Azelle to take care of Tailtiu and then showing himself to his pursuers, gladly giving his life for both of them.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the Oosawa manga, he told Azelle to take care of Tailtiu and then confronted his pursuers so they wouldn't hunt down his daughter. Just shortly before, he prayed for Thrud to just take his life instead of his daughter's as his punishment for letting his ambition fly over his head, and his chance came.
- High-Class Glass: Helps show his position as the Evil Chancellor.
- Honor-Related Abuse: Reptor started this trend on the House Friege to abuse Tailtiu in the future, by marking her a traitor that shamed the House of Thrud's honor and wanting her to die for it.
- My God, What Have I Done?: In the Oosawa manga, after being confronted by Tailtiu, who accused him of just using her and dropping her on Sigurd's ranks just to further his ambition, Reptor has this reaction, realizing how far he has fallen for the sake of ambition.
- Pet the Dog: Subverted. Reptor was visibly crushed when he faced Tailtiu in battle, blaming Claud for 'tricking her', meaning that there could be a chance that he genuinely loved her as a father. But then, he decided that the Friege house name comes first, so he'll kill her without hesitation. This is instead played straight in the Oosawa manga; after all those, he's still a loving father to Tailtiu and wasn't even thinking to kill her off for the Friege house name. Too bad Aida decided that she'd roast him right around the reunion.
- Psycho Electro: The Mjolnir tome that Bloom and Ishtar wield? It's originally his weapon.
Princess Ethnia of Friege
The youngest daughter of Reptor and the sister of Tailtiu. She is the mother of Amid and Linda. She joined Sigurd's army if her sister died and took the abuse from Hilda.
- Hair Decorations: In the only available portrait of her, she wears a red headband.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Thrud Bloodline, handing it down to her children Amid and Linda if they are to appear.
- Missing Mom: If Tailtiu doesn't marry, she takes her place as a Sacrificial Lamb who's tortured to death by Hilda and becomes this to Linda and Amid. She also does NOT appear in the game whatsoever, only mentioned by Amid and Linda.
- Name's the Same: With the Queen of Alster, Miranda's deceased mother. It's been speculated that they may have been intended to be the same person, but the 20th Anniversary book doesn't seem to support it.
- The Ojou: A straighter example than her sister, given that she's more quiet and appears to be more ladylike, but she still runs off to join Sigurd's army if Tailtiu is killed.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Ethnia is said to be more quiet compared to Tailtiu.
Duke Bloom of Friege (Bloome, Blume)
Son of Duke Reptor and the brother of Tailtiu. He was appointed in the occupation of the Manster District. He is married to Hilda and the father of Ishtore and Ishtar.
- Ancestral Weapon: He's the direct inheritor of Mjolnir. He passes it further down the line to Ishtar at the start of Chapter 8.
- Anti-Villain: Very hard to see, as he rules like a tyrant and makes people suffer, but he possesses some standards, especially about Child Hunts, and it is hinted that he's quite kind to Teeny, even if he looked like a controlling stepfather. Most likely, he's only doing all those in order to preserve the Friege House's reputation rather than outright malice/evil. In addition, compared to Danann, Bloom didn't come off as The Caligula; he's tyrannical, but he's not indulging in selfish pleasures, just concentrating on keeping order.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Doesn't like the child hunts, even though he doesn't protest about them.
- The Ghost: In Thracia 776, Bloom only shows up in the opening narration of chapters and is offhandedly mentioned to be in charge of the Friege army.
- Greater-Scope Villain: As the leader of the Friege occupation of Manster, hes naturally this in Thracia 776 alongside everyone above him in the chain of power.
- Heroic Lineage: Of the Thrud bloodline, but like his father before him, a now villainous example.
- Honor-Related Abuse: Just like his father, Bloom believed that Tailtiu shamed the family's house by turning against Reptor, so to maintain that image to the Empire supporters, he didn't intervene on Hilda's abuses to her.
- Pet the Dog: Does care for Tine (or Linda), though he is controlling towards her. Through What Could Have Been, he would have moments more based on Kaga's notes: While he left Tailtiu to die, he would still give her a proper burial by putting her in an ice coffin and sent the coffin to Silesse, which was later used by Claud to resurrect her at the cost of his life and the Valkyrie Staff. Alas indeed.
- Psycho Electro: The Mjolnir in Chapter 7; switched to Bolting and Thoron in Chapter 8.
- Puppet King: See Danann, but for Manster.
- The Unfought: In Thracia 776, as Leif focuses his forces on Manster while Seliph takes care of him in Conote.
- Unholy Matrimony: Subverted. Both he and Hilda are horrible people, but Bloom's actual feelings for Hilda were not shown, thus remaining ambiguous. He also didn't share her joy for Child Hunts.
Duchess Hilda of Friege
The wife of Duke Bloom and the mother of Ishtore and Ishtar and sister-in-law to Tailtiu and Ethnia. She was in charge of the occupation force in the Miletos District.
- Abusive Parents: Where do we even begin on this? Not only she hideously abuse Tine/Linda, her nieces, for lulz, she also mentally abuses Ishtar to just marry Julius just so she gets the peerage of being directly linked to the Imperial family, ignoring Ishtar's true feelings for Julius.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Her official game portrait had her face possessing wrinkles, but when it comes to official arts or TCG portrayals, she looked actually more decent for an old woman that hasn't reached grandma status, and no more wrinkles.
- Adapted Out: She's not present in the Mitsuki Oosawa manga, which could be saying something, as the manga was well known to make formerly unsympathetic characters look more sympathetic, meaning that even Oosawa thinks that Hilda is just unsalvagable.
- Bastard Bastard: When you consider where the Fjalar blood within her comes from, one can assume that she's born from one of Victor's womanizing antics. Either you can wonder if Victor just happened to impregnate a cruel woman and/or Hilda got most of her bad stuffs from Victor and took it Up to Eleven with actions that not even Victor would dream of doing.
- Dark Action Girl: More exactly, a very powerful Lady of Black Magic.
- Domestic Abuse: Inflicts this to Tailtiu/Ethnia to the point it killed them, then continues to do that to Tine/Linda. Ishtar only got the mental abuse version.
- Evil Aunt: To Arthur/Amid and Tine/Linda.
- Expy: She seems to have gotten one in the form of Sonia, who is similarly hot and similarly evil.
- Evil Gloating: Likes to rub in the faces of Arthur/Amid and Teeny/Linda that she drove their mothers to death and takes great pleasure in that act and trying to repeat that to them.
- Evil Matriarch: An exceptionally terrifying sort, even by the standards of this trope.
- For the Evulz: There's virtually no reason why Hilda is such a power-hungry evil bitch that likes the suffering of others. Hell, even Manfroy and his Loptousian clan kinsmen can make the claim that their years of persecution eventually drove them into Card-Carrying Villain status (though they have no regrets), Hilda has no such excuse. Even the idea that her abuse towards Tailtiu was revenge for her "shaming" her family by supporting Sigurd's "coup" is shot down, as she outright admits to Teeny that she did it solely for her amusement.
- Gold Digger: Her reasons for being content with Julius' courting of Ishtar amount to this. Already being married to the Duke of Friege drives this point even further. Ishtar herself isn't too thrilled, as she actually loves Julius and not his status.
- Glass Cannon: Very strong Lady of Black Magic — with a very heavy fire tome.
- Hate Sink: Made to be so utterly reprehensible and lacks any sort of Freudian Excuse (for reference, even Manfroy has one). Hilda was REALLY made to show the lowest that the Empire can do even with minimum Loptous interference. Additionally, Hilda is an intentional attempt to avert the trope Females Are More Innocent, she's basically one of the most hideously evil female in the series, showing that even women can be such despicable beings.
- Heroic Lineage: A minor degree of the Fjalar bloodline. However, 'heroic' would be the last thing you would refer to Hilda as.
- Honor-Related Abuse: Hilda thrives in using this trope as a front to torture Tailtiu and Tine, since she was on the Empire's side and Reptor was her father in-law, but beneath that, she just personally enjoys torturing them for no apparent reason.
- Hypocrite: She's pissed that you killed her husband and son, Bloom and Ishtore, and wanted to exact revenge. But she gloats proudly about driving Tailtiu/Ethnia to death and is said to be very delighted when she drove the parents of many children to death.
- It's All About Me: Subtly: When Hilda talks about her grudge against Seliph and his army for killing Bloom and Ishtore, she refers to them as "[her] husband and son". That specific choice of words wouldn't seem strange if she were talking to anyone other than Ishtar, her daughter. You know, Bloom's daughter and Ishtore's sister? Also, as said about her being a Hypocrite, kill HER husband and son? That's a horrible crime and she wants revenge. When she herself kills someone else's family member (or just drove them to death)? What a joy.
- Kick the Dog: It's mentioned in the intro of Chapter 10 that she drove numerous citizens to "hideously cruel" deaths. Meaning Tailtiu/Ethnia wasn't the only person she tortured to death. In addition, she heartily supports the Child Hunts. When some escape, she orders them all killed. (Well say this again when some children escape, she orders for all of them to be killed.)
- Noblewoman's Laugh: She will usually let one out whenever either Arthur/Amid or Tine/Linda confront her, before she starts her Evil Gloating. Just so you get REALLY angered at her quickly.
- Playing with Fire: Her tome, Bolganone.
- Puppet King: See Danann, but for Miletos.
- Recurring Element: Starting from Hilda, you can usually find a recurring female antagonist that are especially despicable and unsympathetic; usually on the mature age, contrasting with her sympathetic daughter. As the first progenitor of that, Hilda lacked the more humanizing elements of Dark Ladies about being brainwashed into loyalty.
- See You in Hell: Her response to Arthur in the final chapter.
- Smug Snake: So very full of herself, as she also seemed a little too controlling on Ishtar, her own daughter, who's far more powerful than her because of her Major Thrud Holy Blood and only follows her around because she understands familial love and piety. And then there's her Evil Gloating (which is usually preceded with a Noblewoman's Laugh), which many players find very satisfying to wipe off from her face using either Teeny or Arthur.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Bloom, it's subverted, see his entry for more details. She wants Ishtar to get on the trope by marrying Julius, though Ishtar truly loves the Prince and shows hesitation about the deal.
- Unique Enemy: Gets her own class and skillset to herself for unknown reasons.
- You Monster!: Aside from her brutal torture of Tailtiu & Tine or Ethnia & Linda, when you liberate one of the villages in the map she's in, this exchange pops up...'''That Queen Hilda of Chronos is wicked to the core. She began abducting kids after allying with this dark bishop. She kills the mothers, too, without a blink of an eye! That woman's not even human. I'd say she's more like a devil!
Princess Ishtar of Friege
Daughter of Bloom and the "Goddess of Thunder." Inheritor of the Mjolnir, she is in love with the Prince of Grannvale, Julius.
- Ancestral Weapon: Mjolnir.
- Anti-Villain: Thracia 776 has her state that neither she nor Ishtore approve of the child hunts, to the point that in the final chapter she has the children Arvis rescued hidden away, with it being made very clear that anyone who laid a hand on them would answer to her personally. She (and Ishtore) were also kind to Tine, unlike their parents.
- Apologetic Attacker: Even if you're going to die with her next thunder strike, she will still apologize for it. The exception is when she's on the first blood race with Julius in Chapter 10.
- Broken Bird: She's torn between her love for Julius and her family, and her own sense of what's right and wrong. In official art, she often appears uncertain and sorrowful. She's also usually posed with one arm across her body, like she's closing herself off, or hugging herself.
- Cool Big Sis: To Tine/Linda.
- Dark Mistress: She's not really evil, but her love for Julius and loyalty to her family makes her a foe.
- Disappointed in You: Says this to Tine/Linda when facing her in Chapter 8.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Despite her mother possessing Fjalar blood, she doesn't have minor Fjalar blood in her stats.
- Gold Digger: What Hilda wants for her, in regards to Julius. Since she does like Julius for more than his power, she's not very convinced.Hilda: Ishtar, you listen up! We Frieges are of noble rank within Grannvale. And I'm originally from Velthomer, just as the Imperial family is. Who could possibly make a more worthy partner for His Highness than yourself!?Ishtar: ...Yes, Mother...
- Heroic Lineage: Major Thrud blood from her father, minor Fjalar blood from her mother. Unlike her parents, she's got more heroic and honorable traits, but remains loyal to both of them and her family, unlike her aunt.
- I've Come Too Far: She has her own sense of right and wrong, but the combination of filial piety, love for Julius and how she believes she's been too invested with the Empire's banner made her reject any form of redemption, thinking that she's too deep down in the path she walked and there's no turning back at that point.
- Lady of Black Magic: She uses the Mjolnir with deadly power and accuracy.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: Let's recap: Bloom is a tyrannical jerk, Hilda is pretty much a devil in human skin. So how in the hell did Ishtar turn out to be an honorable girl?
- Love Martyr: To Julius. She doesn't approve of everything he does, but sticks with him out of love.
- Meaningful Name: She's named after the Babylonian/Assyrian goddess of love, fertility, and war. Fitting for a character defined by her love for her boyfriend and family, and her prowess on the battlefield. Unlike her namesake, Ishtar's love doesn't lead Julius to his death, but her to hers.
- Morality Pet: Julius is nicer to her than anyone else, if possessive.
- Noble Top Enforcer: A very sympathetic, decent, and kind-hearted lady whose loyalty happens to lie with the enemies, and in love with the devil-possessed Big Bad. She's one of the Camus Archetype characters in the Second Generation.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In Heroes."I am sorry.""There's nothing more to be said.""You will die here.""Mjölnir's wrath!"
- Promoted to Playable: Makes her playable debut as a SpotPass character in Awakening.
- Punch-Clock Villain: She fights the heroes because of her love for her family and her boyfriend.
- Recurring Element: Like Eldigan and Arion, Ishtar is supposed to be an Expy of Camus, a sympathetic enforcer of the enemy team. But because of that and being female, she started a trend that even female enemy generals can be sympathetic like her. Even moreso if there's a more confrontative and unsympathetic Dark Lady, in her case her mother Hilda, to contrast her.
- Red Baron: "Goddess of Thunder".
- Shock and Awe: Being born in the Thrud lineage, she's a deadly thunder mage, even more so since she has Major Blood, thus has access to Mjolnir.
- Shoulders of Doom: If her shoulder pads in her original artwork weren't big enough for you, her artwork in Heroes makes them larger than her head.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Julius. Anti-Villain she may be, but Ishtar is still perfectly willing to ride onto the battlefield with him to hunt your army for sport.
- You Killed My Father: And brother and mother, too. She tries doing this to Seliph and the Liberation Army, but obviously fails because she was on the wrong side anyway.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Of the "long dress with huge slits, long boots/stockings" variety.
Prince Ishtore of Friege (Ishtor)
The son of Bloom who was in charge of defending Melgen along with his lover Liza.
- Anti-Villain: Ishtar notes in Thracia 776 that he's also strongly opposed to the child hunts, but he is nevertheless an enemy who needs to be fought.
- He also cares for his cousin Tine/Linda and her mother, despite Hilda's abuse.
- He's also genuine in loving Liza, and was utterly crushed if she's killed before him, swearing revenge.
- When Seliph beats him, he starts wondering if he's truly a bad guy, because he looked like someone who'd be decent off-battle.
- Eyes Always Shut: His in-game appearance.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Like Ishtar.
- Heroic Lineage: Fjalar and Thrud like his sister, but minor in both cases.
- It's Personal: He has nothing against Seliph's army unless Liza dies then he's more than willing to take vengeance.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: Same deal with Ishtar, though we only get little snippets on how decent Ishtore is.
- Magic Knight: He's one of the few male War Mages in the game.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He's really not that bad a guy, he just happens to be on the enemy side.
- Recurring Element: Ishtore, along with his lover Liza, codified the trend of one-shot, unrecruitable enemies, that could be sympathetic and any characterization he could get are mostly posthumous.
- Shock and Awe: He's part of House Friege and has the signature electricity spells expected of a descendant of Thrud, such as Bolting and Thoron. Unfortunately for him, he didn't inherit major Thrud blood like his sister, so he can't use Mjolnir.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He's a minor boss who dies fairly early into the second generation, but it has a ripple effect on the rest of the Friege nobility. In addition, he's also the first boss that caused Seliph to question whether the Empire was really completely filled with bastards, which would test his mettle as a leader a few chapters later.
- This Is Unforgivable!: After Liza is killed.
Fetra, Eliu, and Vampa
The trio of mages in the Manster occupation force.
- Amazon Brigade: And they're also led by a woman - Ishtar.
- Blow You Away: Fetra (Elwind).
A general who leads the charge to retake Alster.
A general who leads the charge to retake Leonster.
An officer in the Miletos District. He was sent forth to execute the children that escaped the child hunts.
Meng, Maybell, and Bleg
The trio of Falcon Knights in Grannvale. They accompanied Ishtar in the charge against Seliph's army.
- Dark Action Girl: Three powerful women who work for the evil side.
- Heroic Lineage: They all possess minor Forseti blood. Somewhat heroic considering they work for Ishtar, who is not in approval of what the Empire is doing morally wrong, but not so heroic when they're actually fighting the army whose tactician is the source of their power and blood.
- Palette Swap: Of Pamela and Deet'var.
A mercenary hired by Rodan to retake Chalphy from Seliph.
- Palette Swap: Reused Voltz's portrait.
A warrior in charge of defending Edda.
- Palette Swap: Of Jacoban and Javarro.
A bishop who was ordered to retake Chalphy from Seliph.
- Palette Swap: Reused Filat's portrait.
A former merchant who became a leader of Darna under Bloom's rule.
- Attempted Rape: He throws Lene/Laylea to the dungeon when she refuses his advances. It's strongly implied that he succeeded at it or something similar, as Javarro seems pleased when he tells Ares that Lene/Laylea is at his mercy and Ares, until then very cool and badass, is openly terrified for the poor girl.
- Dirty Old Man: Poor Lene/Laylea.Lene/Laylea: Look at you acting so tough now that Ares isn't around! You sick old man!
- Palette Swap: Of Clement. Unique in that all other users of that portrait are magic users, while Bramsel is a General.
A leader of the mercenary group hired by Bramsel. He found and raised Ares when he was young.
- Adapted Out: In the Nea Fuyuki manga. Though Ares's backstory of living as a mercenary is still the same, the exact circumstances are different, so he doesn't appear.
- Broken Pedestal: To Ares, after finding out about what happened to Lene/Laylea and how he never said anything about it. Telling Ares to forget about her made him very furious, and he promptly betrayed his former boss.
A Mage Knight who was ordered to reinforce Thracia to fight against Seliph's army.
- Blow You Away: He uses Tornado, a powerful Wind magic.
- Developers' Foresight: A villager warns you of his upcoming arrival. If you killed him and his army and visit the same village, he'll congratulate you instead.
- Palette Swap: Another reuse of Zyne's portrait.
- You Killed My Father: A villager said that a Silessian knight killed his father and 'he' is among your ranks. Some say that Lewyn could be the killer. Some speculate this may have been one of Lewyn's uncles.