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“I am a knight... If the king orders an attack, I must obey.”
—Douglas in a support conversation with Igrene

Douglas is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is the Great General of Etruria, and is very loyal to his country. Douglas is also the adoptive father of Larum.

He first appears as an enemy, but if he is left alone he will become a playable character in the next chapter, and you will access the gaiden chapter for that level. Douglas was the first person to know that Elffin was truly Prince Myrddin and helped him escape to the western Isles with Larum, on the ship owned by Geese. After the war, he retired to live a peaceful life, with Perceval succeeding him as Great General.

In Chapter 16, the enemy Douglas will not attack Larum or Elffin. Either can talk with him, but he will remain an enemy.

In Game

Description: The Great General of Etruria. A respected veteran.

Base Stats

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 General Map Sprite.gifGeneralGBAThunder.gifThunder
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
8461913811205175
WeaponStarting Items
Lance.gifLance - A
Axe.gifAxe - A
Silveraxe.gifSilver Axe
SilverLance.gifSilver Lance

Growth Rates

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 30% 30% 30% 20% 30% 5%

Supports

See also: Douglas/Supports

Overall

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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.

Of the four usable armored units in the game, Douglas is by far the best. This owes to his massive uninvested 46 HP and 20 Defense, letting him go the distance in a pure brawl with most physical enemies in the game, along with his excellent A-rank in lances and axes and 19 Strength letting him hit extremely hard. Unpromoted enemies tend to deal single-digit damage to him, and the many Nomad and Pegasus Knight enemies in coming routes often deal no damage to him at all. Unfortunately, his status as the best armored unit is mostly damning with faint praise, as Douglas suffers from many of the usual problems of an armored unit in Binding Blade. Being locked to lances and axes with none-too-great Skill, his accuracy rarely reaches 70%, his Speed is far too low to double, though he is at least fast enough to avoid being doubled by many common enemies, and his Resistance is poor. More importantly, he has only 5 Movement, and worse, 17 Constitution; he cannot be carried by any promoted unit barring Sin, and will therefore lag behind constantly. Douglas serves as a passable brick wall against common foes, but his flawed offense and bad mobility tend to hold him back from accomplishing much else.

Quotes

Vs. Roartz

Roartz: Douglas... Hmph! After all that you said, you've gone back on your honor!
Douglas: Indeed it may appear that way. But I fight true. I fight with my heart and I have confidence in our cause.
Roartz: Silence! Enough of your nonsensical rambling. Die here!

“This won't be easy.”
—Final Chapter Quote in The Binding Blade

Death Quote

“Ngh! I... I miscalculated...”
—Douglas

Ending

Douglas - Lionhearted General (鬼将軍 Oni shо̄gun)
"Try as he might to retire from the military, Douglas received unending requests from Etruria to come back. Unable to refuse, he returned to the palace to lead the Etrurian Army once more."

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Douglas is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 562
The Binding Blade
152
CYL2 652
↓90
The Binding Blade
93
↓59
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 495
↑157
The Binding Blade
118
↑25
CYL4 523
↓28
The Binding Blade
67
↓51

CYL5 463
↑60
The Binding Blade
42
↓25

Etymology

Douglas is an old english name, with scottish and galelic origins, meaning "dark river".

Trivia

  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Douglas landed 57th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • Douglas is a level 10 General in chapter 16, but when he joins your party in the next chapter he becomes level 8 although his other stats remain the same.
  • Douglas is one of three characters in the game to support with someone from both routes in a path split being both dancers, the only other characters being Gonzalez with the pre-promoted unit you get from the path split and Percival with both dancers.

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