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“Fáfnir, king of this realm, Niðavellir. I've come to greet those who bested my brother and seduced my sister. It appears you're stronger than expected. Maybe you'll be able to offer me some entertainment.”
—Fáfnir introducing himself to Alfonse

Fáfnir is a character that appears as the central antagonist during Book V of Fire Emblem Heroes. He is the king of Niðavellir and the older adoptive brother of Ótr and Reginn. He was once a kind man and a benevolent king but became power hungry and now wants to invade worlds. Since his new target is Askr, the homeland of Alfonse and Sharena the leading members of the Order of Heroes, he fights against the members of the Order, including his stepsister Reginn.

He wears a crown that enhances his strength and makes him almost invincible.

Profile[]

When a coup d'état toppled the kingdom of Niðavellir and the old king was killed, the country fell to ruin and completely unable to muster a force large enough to invade a country. Eventually, Fáfnir seized the throne by force and became their king, who the people welcomed, ignoring the fact that he was not dvergr royalty.

Amidst the chaos, a pair of siblings found shelter in a village where they were later discovered by Fáfnir who adopted them as his new step siblings. But while the siblings and subjects deeply loved the new king, the righteousness they thought they saw in him didn't last long, as he'd quickly become a tyrant, subjugating his people and invading other countries.

When Fáfnir began his invasion of Askr, Reginn was sent to lead the first wave. When she failed to return, Ótr was initially concerned, but Fáfnir was not.

He later discovered than his sister Reginn joined the Order of Heroes and faced her and her allies. He defeated them easily but Eitri appeared and escaped with the Heroes. Furious, Fáfnir decided to continue his path so he could invade Askr.

He ultimately defeated most of the Askran soldiers and encountered again the Heroes, while believing that Eitri remained on their side and was unaware that she betrayed his enemies (and that the sage and Ótr were using him). He defeated again the Heroes and went to the castle of the queen of Askr, Henriette.

He threatened the queen in order to force her to open the gate of Askr, but is interrupted by Alfonse and the rest of the Order of Heroes and defeated in battle. He is then arrested for his crimes, but is soon freed by Loki and, in exchange, he agreed to do something for her.

Upon returning to Ótr, Fáfnir revealed he figured out about Ótr's alliance to Eitri before suffering more headaches. After recovering, he begins to set his sights on the Emblian Empire. After a swift invasion Fáfnir enters the Temple of Blood and finds a copy of Breidablik where Loki reveals Eitri created it. Outraged, Fáfnir halts the invasion of Embla and heads back to his realm to get answers. Upon confronting the sage, Eitri reveals that Fáfnir was also summoned by the Breidablik copy as part of a ploy to restore Niðavellir. She then turns Gramr on him all while begging to be returned to his realm.

When the Order of Heroes finally arrive in the capital of Niðavellir, they find that Fáfnir has been turned into a mechanical dragon, consumed by madness and the city mostly in ruins. Ótr attempts to fight them again to stop them from restoring Fáfnir but is quickly defeated with Gramr stolen from him. On death throes, Ótr heads toward Fáfnir for help, but the fallen king swiftly kills his stepbrother, failing to recognize him.

Eventually the Order of Heroes managed to get to the Niðavellir castle where they battle Fáfnir again throughout the halls. While the group outnumbers him, Fáfnir deals brutal attacks toward the group, even landing a fatal blow to Nótt. Seeing the damage wrought by the fallen king, Reginn ultimately decides to kill Fáfnir and deals the fatal blow with Gramr. The attack restores Fáfnir back to normal where he finally regains his true memories and his real family. However he succumbs to his wounds moments later but not before sharing a last heart-felt moment with his step-sister much to Reginn's dismay.

In-Game[]

King of Desolation
King of Niðavellir who rose from his station as a lowly soldier. Remembers nothing of his past.

Base Stats[]

Fáfnir Heroes sprite.pngTitle
King of Desolation
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
-----
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png HreiðmarrFEH Lance.png Lance

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Silver Lance---
Hreiðmarr-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-

King of Desolation
King of Niðavellir who rose from his station as a lowly soldier. Remembers nothing of his past.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Fáfnir Dragon Heroes Sprite.pngTitle
King of Desolation
Group
Heroes Armored.png Armored
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
-----
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Scalding BreathFEH Colorless Breath.png Breath

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngFire Breath---
Fire Breath +---
Flametongue---
Scalding Breath-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-

Quotes[]

Fáfnir/Heroes Quotes

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1-CYL4 N/A

CYL5 180
Heroes
532

Etymology[]

In Norse Mythology, Fáfnir was the son of the Dwarf King Hreiðmarr and had two brothers named Ótr and Reginn. When Hreidmar obtained the ring Andvaranaut that was stolen from Andvari by Loki as compensation for accidentally killing Ótr, Fáfnir, consumed by greed, killed his father and stole Andvaranaut. The ring however was cursed and Fáfnir was turned into a dragon and was later slain by Sigurd.

Trivia[]

  • Fáfnir shares his English voice actor, Griffin Puatu, with Chad in Fire Emblem Heroes.
  • Fáfnir is the first primary antagonist of a Book to be a Blue unit (A Lance unit, specifically) as the previous antagonists (Veronica, Surtr, Hel and Freyja) were all green units.
    • He's also the first primary antagonist of a Book to have two different classes (blue lance unit, and colorless breath unit).

Gallery[]

See main article: Fáfnir (character)/Gallery.
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