—Algol to his Risen army in Death's Embrace
Algol (アルゴル Arugoru, Argo in the Japanese version) is an enemy boss character from Fire Emblem Awakening.
Algol is a Grimleal priest, and bandit. He appears in Chapter 21, where he is tasked by Validar to prevent Chrom and his forces from escaping Plegia Castle. Despite the numerous traps set in place, Algol is killed in battle.
Algol also appears in the DLC Death's Embrace, where he dabbled in necromancy. He succeeded and managed to create loyal, unquestioning Risen by attacking villages and capturing the strongest of them for his own use. He is later confronted by Chrom and the Shepherds after they are notified by other villages about his actions. Algol sends his best Risen in addition to his masterpiece to fight them, watching the battle from afar.
After 10 turns, if he is not defeated, Algol will realize that the Shepherds are stronger then they look, reluctantly abandoning his temple and vacates the area. The player can kill him instead if they reach him before 10 turns pass.
Axe - B
*Dropped when defeated
Axe - A
—Algol's pre-battle quote in Chapter 21.
—Algol's death quote in Chapter 21.
—Algol's death quote in Death's Embrace
—Algol after turn 1 in Chapter 21.
Algol is the name of a trinary star system in Perseus. It is Arabic for 'winking demon', and is named for the fact that β Persei B regularly eclipses β Persei A, so that the star appears to periodically brighten and dim.
- Algol's pre-battle quote may be a reference to the game Impossible: Mission. When the player first starts the game, the villain says "Another visitor. Stay awhile. Stay forever!"
- He shares the same portrait with Morristan.