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“...I'm sorry. I searched for a long, long time, but you never turned up... Besides, with the man I am now... with all the blood I've got on my hands... I figured it was better if you didn't have anything to do with me, wherever you were.”
—Galzus to his daughter Mareeta

Galzus is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is the prince of the fallen Kingdom of Rivough, the father of Mareeta, and the cousin of Prince Shannan of Isaach.


Galzus seeks revenge against the Kingdom of Isaach, after Rivough was invaded by King Mananan following Rivough's massacre of Dahna. It appears he later decides to abandon the idea of revenge after Munster Castle is retaken. He also decides to leave Mareeta with Eyvel, who would not have allowed otherwise, though he promises to visit Mareeta once a year.

If Galzus dies or is not recruited, he will become the Deadlord Bovis.


Base Stats

Starting Class
FE5 Hero.gifHero
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Shooting Star Sword.gif Astra
Moonlight.gif Luna
FE5 Sword Icon.png Sword - A
FE5 Axe Icon.png Axe - A
Mastersword.gif Master Sword
Masteraxe.png Master Axe
FE5flamesword.gif Flame Sword
FE5vulnerary.png Vulnerary x2

Growth Rates

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov
50% 40% 45% 55% 50% 70% 15% 10% 1%


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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.

Galzus has several capped stats, an abnormally high 8 move, 5 movement stars, a solid Follow-up Critical Multiplier of 3, and two deadly skills in the form of Luna and Astra. Even his Magic stat is well above par for his class. He possesses top-quality weapon ranks, and his inventory contains three extremely powerful weapons with which to use them. With such a wide variety of power, he could be considered to be of the Gotoh archetype, and a rare non-magical example, at that. When he joins, he will likely be your strongest fighter, other than Ced.

On top of all of that, Galzus has a stronger-than-normal support with Mareeta, an already extremely potent unit on her own right.

As an enemy, Galzus appears when the player's forces are practically at their weakest, with ludicrously high stats all around. Though it is possible to defeat him by tricking him into capturing an unarmed unit, the player's best recourse is to simply run from him at full speed.



Supported by


Galzus - Sullied Swordsman of Od (オードの黒剣士)

"After the liberation of Manster, Galzus simply vanished. There is no further mention of him, good or bad, in any reputable historical source. Perhaps he disappeared into the night, or perhaps his existence was deliberately covered-up. There's no way to know"


“Fate must really have it out for you, makin' your path cross mine...”
—Galzus's battle quote
“Hah! So this is it... You're a... real fascinating sort... I was even... able... to... see...”
—Galzus's death quote
“Ugh... Mareeta... I'm...”
—Galzus's death quote in Chapter 24
“Tch... Being at the mercy of an enemy... I've fallen so far...”
—Galzus's release quote
—Galzus's escape quote

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 563
Thracia 776
CYL2 527
Thracia 776
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 416
Thracia 776
CYL4 338
Thracia 776

CYL5 263
Thracia 776


  • Strangely, even though Galzus cannot level up, he still has growth rates, which have the same values as several other characters such as Olwen, Ilios and Xavier.