Gerrard is an enemy character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
A henchman of Prince Munnir of Verdane, Gerrard is involved in the invasion of Grannvale. During Munnir's raid, Gerrard took control Evans Castle across the border of Grannvale and helped his boss leave the battlefield for reinforcements. When Munnir explained his desire to marry the captive noblewoman Edain, Gerrard complimented his boss and was promised by Munnir he'd be allowed to choose a Grannvale bride after their victory.
Gerrard will eventually fall to Sigurd's troops, taunting the Grannvalians about Munnir's escape as he died.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
Axe - A
Gerrard may be marginally stronger than Dimaggio, but the player's forces have grown stronger as well. In particular, the Silver Sword that Sigurd just received will allow the player to take him out in two rounds of combat, three at most if regeneration is considered. Sigurd will likely not be able to survive two hits of the axe, so the player should make sure to check to make sure that Sigurd can survive a 32 might attack before engaging with him, and have Ethlyn heal him if his HP ever falls within KO range.
It is important to note that,though Gerrard comes equipped with a Steel Axe, he will automatically use his Hand Axe if he is attacked at a distance. The same AI quirk holds true for all enemies with multiple weapon slots, even though the player's units cannot replicate this trick.
For the curious, it is theoretically possible to get Arvis to kill Gerrard for the player, but doing so requires AI manipulation and luck.
“Grannvale dogs... Damn you!”
—Gerrard's battle quote
- Gerrard: W, wait! You're using arrows, you coward!
- Midayle: Shut up! Where's Lady Edain!? Bring her back, now!!
“Too bad for you... That dame of yours ain't here. Prince Munnir's got her.”
—Gerrard's death quote
Earl Gerald was a figure from Celtic mythology.