When Eliwood's father and his best knights left Pherae for unknown reasons and were rumored to be dead, Groznyi thought his luck had turned around and he surfaced from hiding, presumably, and began attacking villages. However, Groznyi had not counted on the marquess's son, Eliwood, who ironically was to visit the very village where Groznyi would make his first strike after surfacing. Apparently, his ill luck had in no way turned around.
Axe - D
Subjective: The following part of this article is subjective to the editor's writing. Therefore, it may not work for everyone.
Being an axe user, Groznyi is weak to swords, and will have problems retaliating. Do not take this for granted, though, as he is still capable of hitting Eliwood or Lowen. He cannot retaliate against ranged attacks, so Rebecca can be used to freely pick off bits of his health,though she will almost certainly not be capable of killing him on her own.
With poor stats all around, Groznyi is little more than an early speedbump in the player's path. Though Marcus can brutally slay him with impunity, doing so will deny one of your less experienced units, such as Eliwood, a free level up. On the other hand, Marcus gains a surprisingly high amount of EXP from Groznyi(49 for a successful kill), and doing so may help preserve a low turncount for players wishing to S-Rank Eliwood's campaign.
—Groznyi's battle quote
—Groznyi's death quote
Groznyi (written as Грозный) is translated from the Russian language as "fearsome" or "formidable".
- Perhaps Groznyi may have had reason to curse his ill fortune. Aside from Glass (who desecrated a holy shrine), Groznyi is tied for having the lowest luck among all non-Morph, non-spirit bosses.
- While Groznyi's in battle palette is unique, its hair is black as opposed to the green hair he possesses.