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“C,crap! My father's grudge... I will have his revenge!”
—Battle Quote with Seliph

Danann is an enemy character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the son of Lombard, the half-brother of Lex, the father of Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba, and the King of Isaach for the period of time from the Battle of Belhalla to Seliph's uprising in Isaach.

Danann is mentioned by Lombard in Chapter 5, who refers to him as being useless, as he is unable to quash a small uprising in Isaach. Danann eventually ascends the throne, whereupon he rules with an oppressive hand, going so far as to lower the social class of the Issacian people to that of slaves. When Seliph initiates the liberation of Isaach in Chapter 6, Danann attempts to stop him. Unfortunately for Danann, the mighty Helswath is in Brian's capable hands at the time. Without his mighty axe to support him, Danann perishes at the hands of Seliph's army.

In Game


  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Major Holy Blood
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Baron Sprite.gifBaronNeir Holy Blood.pngMajor Holy Blood Indicator.gifNál
2560211014130201054FE4 Leadership Star.png5,000
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Big shield.gifGreat ShieldFE4 Sword.pngSword - A
FE4 Lance.pngLance - A
FE4 Axe.png Axe - FE4 Star Rank (Weapons).png
FE4 Bow.pngBow - A
FE4 Fire.pngFire - A
FE4 Thunder.pngThunder - A
FE4 Wind.pngWind - A
FE4 Staff.pngStaff - A
FE4Silveraxe.gifSilver Axe
Thiefsword.gifThief Sword


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Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.

Although he possesses high physical offenses and bulk, he has poor attack speed, avoid and resistance. A Seliph with Sigurd's silver sword and rings or a magic user can easily roll over him and end the chapter.


Battle conversation

“Rebels! Don't underestimate the Grannvale Empire!”
—Battle quote

(Facing Seliph in battle)
Danann: Y, you're the son of that Sigurd! C, crap! My father's grudge... I will have his revenge!
Seliph: King Danann... Under your rule, many people have suffered and died. Now you must face the consequences.

(Facing Iuchar in battle)
Danann: I, Iuchar... That woman has turned you against me!?
Iuchar: Sigh... I pledged my life for her love. Forgive me, father...
Danann: Y, you fool...

(Facing Iucharba in battle)
Danann: Iucharba, you...! How dare you rise up against your father!!
Iucharba: Sorry... I don't want anything more to do with your evil deeds. It's nothing personal.
Danann: D, damn it...! Iucharba!

Death quote

“Cough... Lord Arvis, your majesty...”
—Death quote

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 789
Genealogy of the Holy War
CYL2 813
Genealogy of the Holy War
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 568
Genealogy of the Holy War
CYL4 470
Genealogy of the Holy War

CYL5 499
Genealogy of the Holy War


Danand was the granddaughter of Ogma and mother of Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba in Irish Mythology. Danann is also likely named after the Irish gods, the Tuatha Dé Danann, who inhabit Tír na nÓg.


  • The family tree in Fire Emblem Treasure revealed that Danann has a deceased younger sibling, alongside the fact that he and Lex had different mothers.[1]
  • Danann's stats in Choose Your Legends are as follows:
    • The first round, he was 789th place out of 791 with 18 votes, tying him with Bloom for lowest scoring character in the Genealogy of the Holy War portion.
    • In the fifth round, he was 499th place with only 3 votes, making him the least popular character from Genealogy of the Holy War.
  • Despite his major Nál Holy Blood, Dannan is never seen wielding Helswath in game.
    • This fact contributed to his defeat to Seliph’s army due to his eldest son Brian having the axe at the time.