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“The might of Altea, ye say, now? Har! Ye sprogs look t'be a mite short o'mighty t'me.”
—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.

Profile

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.

In Game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Base Stats

Starting Class
Pirate
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
52473786066
WeaponStarting Items
AxeSteel Axe

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

Base Stats

Starting Class
Pirate
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
526603-50-5
WeaponStarting Items
AxeIron Axe

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Base Stats

Starting Class
Pirate
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
5247038060-
WeaponStarting Items
Axe - DFE11steelaxe.pngSteel Axe
FE11vulnerary.pngVulnerary*
*Dropped when defeated

Starting Class
Pirate
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
530140710060-
WeaponStarting Items
Axe - AFE11steelaxe.pngSteel Axe
FE11vulnerary.pngVulnerary*
*Dropped when defeated

Quotes

Shadow Dragon

Pre-Battle

“The might of Altea, ye say, now? Har! Ye sprogs look t’be a mite short o’mighty t’me.”
—Gazzak's pre-battle quote

Defeated

“Rrgh... Ye'll pay, dog...”
—Gazzak's Death Quote

Other appearances

Fire Emblem OVA

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.

Genealogy of the Holy War

Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Axe Fighter Enemy.gifAxe Fighter-
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefRes
13680310080
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE4 Axe.pngAxe - AFE4Steelaxe.gifIron Axe
FE4Handaxe.gifHand Axe

In Chapter 1 of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, there is a Fighter classed arena enemy named Gazack (the fan translation of Gazzak).

Fates

There is a capturable boss character in Fire Emblem Fates that is named after, and heavily based on Gazzak. See the page for this Gazzak.

Trivia

  • 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.

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