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“Who of you doesn't recognize this sword? I must warn you the Mystletainn craves blood! So who wants to be its first victim?”
—Ares in Genealogy of the Holy War

Ares is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the son of Eldigan and Grahnye, and is the inheritor of the Demon Sword Mystletainn. In the events of the game, Ares is stationed at Darna alongside Lene/Laylea, working under Javarro's band of mercenaries.

Story Edit

When Seliph's liberation army passes through the border, Ares leaves to fight with Javarro. Javarro confesses that Bramsel, the lord of Darna, has imprisoned either Lene, or Laylea, and urges him to forget about her. Ares, enraged, turns against Javarro, despite the latter having raised him after Grahnye's death. In order to save the imprisoned girl, Ares decided to join Seliph's army, albeit reluctantly, as he believes that his father was betrayed by Sigurd. He will later learn of the truth behind his father's death upon meeting Nanna, who explains that Sigurd had not betrayed Eldigan and that the two had always been friends despite how things had eventually turned out.

Personality Edit

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Base StatsEdit

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Social Knight SpriteCavalierHezul Holy BloodMajor Holy Blood IndicatorHezul
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
74013012136124803,000
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
PursuitPursuit
ContinueAdept
AmbushVantage
FE4 SwordSword - FE4 Star Rank (Weapons)
FE4 LanceLance - C
MistletainMystletainn
FE4IronLanceIron Lance

Growth RatesEdit

(With holy blood bonuses)

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
130% 90% 5% 20% 30% 50% 40% 30%

Promotion GainsEdit

Promoted Class
FE4 Paladin Sprite (M) Paladin
+2 +5 +3 +3 +3 +5 +1
Weapon Levels
FE4 Lance +1

OverallEdit

Secret Book (Artwork)
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Ares is one of the more powerful characters in the game, which is rather fitting for the son of Eldigan. He starts out with Mystletainn, a formidable weapon that bestows its user with the Critical skill, essentially allowing Ares to wreak havoc upon the battlefield more often than not, but he should be positioned wisely, so as to not overextend him. Mystletainn also gives him a huge +20 boost to Skill, and a +10 boost to Resistance, which further enhances his usefulness as a unit. His Resistance growths are strangely high for a non-magic user, which are, however, highly desired in light of the skirmishes undertaken in Generation 2.

ConversationsEdit

In Chapter 7, Ares may speak to Seliph, but nothing will result of it.

In Chapter 8, after Conote is captured, Nanna may speak to Ares, resulting in her gaining two points of Strength and two points of Defense.

In the Final Chapter, if Nanna is in love with Ares, Nanna may speak to him, and he will gain three points of Defense.

Love GrowthsEdit

Original and replacement characters have the same love growths unless stated otherwise.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

SpotPassEdit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Dark Knight Map SpriteDark Knight
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
1865331131+5331632208
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
FE13CurseHex
CrimsoncurseAnathema
Slow Start IconSlow Burn
LifeabsorbLifetaker
Vengeance (FE13)Vengeance
SwordIconFE13Sword - A
TomeIconFE13Tome - D
Mystletainn FE13Mystletainn*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Black Knight

Eldigan's son and heir to Mystletainn. After his parents passed away, he joined up with a mercenary captain called Javarro. Appears in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity:
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Ares Sprite (4*)Title
Black Knight
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
34/37/40
7/8/9/
31/34/37
7/8/9
25/28/31
5/6/7
27/30/33
3/4/5
13/16/19
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Slaying Edge
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze
FEH Sword Sword
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Ares SpriteTitle
Black Knight
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
7/8/9
33/36/39
7/8/9
26/30/33
6/7/8
30/33/36
4/5/6
14/18/21
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Dark Mystletainn
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze
FEH Sword Sword

SkillsEdit

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Sword---
Steel Sword---
Slaying Edge-FEH Star Rarity 4-
Dark Mystletainn-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialDragon Gaze-FEH Star Rarity 4-
Draconic AuraDragon Gaze-FEH Star Rarity 4
AFEH Brazen Atk Def 1 Brazen Atk/Def 1--
FEH Brazen Atk Def 2 Brazen Atk/Def 2FEH Brazen Atk Def 1 Brazen Atk/Def 1-
FEH Brazen Atk Def 3 Brazen Atk/Def 3FEH Brazen Atk Def 2 Brazen Atk/Def 2FEH Star Rarity 4
BFEH Seal Def 1 Seal Def 1--
FEH Seal Def Res 1 Seal Def/Res 1FEH Seal Def 1 Seal Def 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Seal Def Res 2 Seal Def/Res 2FEH Seal Def Res 1 Seal Def/Res 1FEH Star Rarity 5

Quotes Edit

Genealogy of the Holy War Edit

“You disgust me. I hate to say it, but you're going to die.”
—Ares's battle quote versus Javarro in Chapter 7
“T-this cannot be... How could I lose...”
—Ares's death quote

Awakening Edit

“I am the black knight, Ares. Fight now, or flee!”
—Ares's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“What obnoxious patter is this? Do you want me to swat you, fly?”
—Ares's battle quote versus Cynthia in Lost Bloodlines 1
“You think to walk away from this? Amusing.”
—Ares's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3
“The least I can do is grant your last words.”
—Ares's battle quote versus Cynthia in Lost Bloodlines 3
“I'll never lose to dogs like you who answer only to the call of war!”
—Ares's battle quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 1
“I'm no better than any man, but if it's a fight you want—”
—Ares's battle quote versus Brady in Rogues & Redeemers 1
“Leave, or slake my blade's thirst.”
—Ares's battle quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 2
“Leave, boy, before I make you a scabbard for my sword.”
—Ares's battle quote versus Brady in Rogues & Redeemers 2
“Prepare to feel the bite of Ares' blade…”
—Ares's battle quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 3
“You? I might die of laughter first.”
—Ares's battle quote versus Brady in Rogues & Redeemers 3
“Are all your kind... such titans on the battlefield?”
—Ares's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“You didn't...look that tough...”
—Are's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3
“No...this is all wrong...”
—Ares's death quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 1
“You may be strong...but this won't end with me...”
—Ares's death quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 2
“What an unfitting end...for the knight in black…”
—Ares's death quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 3

HeroesEdit

Ares/Heroes Quotes

Endings Edit

Genealogy of the Holy War Edit

"After its civil war, Agustria was annexed by Grannvale and was under the supervision of a strict and despotic administration. And so, the establishment of a newly united nation was the wish of everyone, and that wish was entrusted to Eldigan the Lionheart’s Royal House of Nordion. The people welcomed Ares’ return to the country with wild enthusiasm, as they saw in Ares the likeness of King Eldigan in his prime. Ares returned to the country along with, among others, his sweetheart [Lover], the knight Diarmuid/Tristan and Nanna/Jeanne. Together with them, he devoted himself with all his strength to the reconstruction of a united Agustria. Before long, under the reign of King Ares, Agustria, as Grannvale’s most influent partner, would know an unprecedented development."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Ares is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:

EtymologyEdit

Ares is the Greek god of war also known under the Roman name of Mars.

TriviaEdit

  • As it is possible for Eldigan to be killed by Sigurd instead of Chagall, Nanna's dialogue avoids directly saying that Sigurd did not kill Eldigan.
  • If Seliph's army has Jeanne instead of Nanna, Ares will not find out the truth of Eldigan's death.
  • Ares's portrait is not a wholly original sprite, but rather an edited version of his father, Eldigan's.

GalleryEdit

See main article: Ares/Gallery.
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