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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.


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

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 General Map SpriteGeneralGBAThunderThunder
WeaponStarting Items
LanceLance - A
AxeAxe - A
SilveraxeSilver Axe
SilverLanceSilver Lance

Growth Rates[]

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


See also: Douglas/Supports


Secret Book (Artwork)
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.


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.”
—Douglas' final chapter quote

Death Quote[]

“Ngh! I... I miscalculated...”
—Douglas' death quote


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 CYL Douglas Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL2 652
CYL Douglas Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL3 495
CYL Douglas Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL4 523
CYL Douglas Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL5 463
CYL Douglas Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL6 461
CYL Douglas Portrait
The Binding Blade

CYL7 388
CYL Douglas Portrait
The Binding Blade


Douglas is an old English name, with Scottish and Gaelic origins, meaning "dark river".


  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Douglas landed 57th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for 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.