—Gazzak's Battle Quote
Gazzak (ガザック) is the boss of Chapter 1 of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and its remakes. He is both the very first boss that Marth faces in the game and the first boss to appear in the franchise.
Gazzak was a member of the Galder Pirates, a gigantic band of pirates who with their captain Gomer took over the harbor town of Galder and made it their hideout. Leading an army of pirates, Gazzak attacked the nearby Kingdom of Talys, taking over the castle and endangering King Mostyn.
Caeda informed Marth who had taken refuge in the island kingdom during his exile after Dolhr's takeover of Altea. Together with Caeda, Marth led his remaining knights to fight and eventually rout Gazzak and his forces.
Gazzak's actions would convince Marth he was finally ready to play his part in the War of Shadows.
|Axe - D||Steel Axe|
—Gazzak's pre-battle quote
—Gazzak's Death Quote
Gazzak appears towards the end of the first part of the OVA, leading an attack on Talys with his pirates. He has a duel with Marth outside of the castle. He threatens Marth and Caeda's life and attempts to escape, but is cornered by Ogma, Barst, Cord and Bord. Ogma then finally defeats Gazzak, and he falls from the castle and plummets to the ground.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
|-||Axe - A||Iron Axe|
- Gazzak had a beard in Mystery of the Emblem and somewhat softer face. His portrait was re-colored and re-used by all the fighter, pirate, and thief bosses in the game.
- In the original NES version, Gazzak had no portrait at all despite having a unique name.
- Gazzak's name is similar (identical in Japanese) to that of the boss of Forrest's paralogue Abducted in Fire Emblem Fates.