“Some have used that name, yes. You must listen to me. As you suspect, Gharnef has made off with Falchion. With Imhullu and Falchion in the sorcerer's grasp, Dolhr now must think twice before challenging him. Gharnef knows this. And one day, he plans to conquer Dolhr and rule the entire world.”
—Gotoh to Marth in the end of Chapter 15 of Shadow Dragon

Gotoh is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and its remake. He is a member of the Divine Dragon Tribe and a bishop of great renown who is known as the White Sage.


Gotoh is one of the few Divine Dragons who survived the war against the Earth Dragons and lost the ability to transform into a dragon after discarding his Dragonstone. After Naga's death, Gotoh was commanded to guard humanity. When Medeus and Dolhr began their war against humanity, Gotoh led Anri to the Ice Dragon Temple, where Anri claimed the Falchion that was later used to defeat Medeus. Eventually, he founded the nation of Khadein and trained two pupils, Miloah and Gharnef, both of whom strove for justice. He chose Miloah to be his successor and gave the Aura spell to him because he had more empathy and compassion than Gharnef. Out of jealousy, Gharnef stole the Darksphere and used it to create the Imhullu tome, which resulted in his soul being twisted.

Ever since that incident, Gotoh has been observing Gharnef's actions, hoping that someone would eventually stop him. When Marth proves to be the person to do it, Gotoh begins assisting him in his quest by giving out advice. Late in the game, Gotoh points out Michalis's foolish behavior during their conversation. He also creates the Starlight tome, which is required to break through the barrier of Imhullu, by using the Lightsphere and the Starsphere that Marth brings to him.

In Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and its remake, Gotoh continues to serve the role of an advisor to Marth, although he never becomes playable. He gives the Lightsphere to Marth as well as the Starsphere if all twelve of its shards have been collected. He also allows Tiki to leave the Ice Dragon Temple with Marth in this scenario, but he forces her to continue sleeping otherwise. This is to prevent her from becoming feral.

In GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE1 Bishop Map Sprite Bishop
WeaponStarting Items

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
80% 0% 50% 60% 90% 80% 30% 0%

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (Unused)Edit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE3 Male Bishop Map Sprite Bishop
WeaponStarting Items

Fire Emblem: Shadow DragonEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FEDS Sage Map Sprite Sage
WeaponStarting Items
Tome - A
Staff - A

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 0% 20% 50% 60% 80% 0% 30%


“The end...was so close...”
—Gotoh's death quote in Shadow Dragon
“To think... I would fall here... ”
—Gotoh's unused death quote in Classic Mode, in New Mystery of the Emblem
“To think I'd be cornered like this... My sincerest apologies, but I must withdraw... ”
—Gotoh's unused retreat quote in Casual Mode, in New Mystery of the Emblem


Shadow DragonEdit

White Sage

At Nyna’s request, Gotoh became archmage of Archanea. The world never knew a better teacher.

Notes Edit

  • The character Morse, mentioned in the backstory of TearRing Saga is extremely similar to Gotoh.
  • Gotoh is one of the six characters to be playable in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, but not in the Book 1 in Mystery of the Emblem. The others are Wrys, Darros, Roger, Jake and Beck.
    • Gotoh is the only one of those characters to at least appear in-game.


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