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Heimler is an enemy unit in Chapter 12 of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. He was omitted in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, having been replaced with a generic unit with similar stats to him, but reappears in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, maintaining his same role.

Oddly, despite having a unique name and face among enemy units, Heimler cannot be recruited, does not have a background story, nor has any spoken lines when he is attacked or defeated. This applies to both his appearances.


Heimler carries a Door Key, which he will use a few turns into the battle to unlock a door and attack the player units. He has poor HP and Defense on most difficulties, but his stats and equipment allow him to easily wipe out any weak unit.

In the DS version, Heimler drops a Master Seal when defeated.

In the manga adaptation, Heimler is given small characterization as Volzhin's subordinate in charge of holding the prisoners and later stopping their prison break.


Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[]

Starting Class
WeaponStarting Items
Silver Lance
Paladin's Honor*

*Dropped when defeated

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[]


Himmler is best known as the surname of Heinrich Himmler, a leading member of the Nazi Party of Germany and one of the most powerful men of that country. The stigma associated with the surname may have been why Heimler's name was slightly altered in international releases.


  • In the NES version, Heimler doesn't open the gate he is behind and instead waits until a unit comes close to him.
  • While removed in the book 1 portion of Mystery of the Emblem, a soldier with similar stats and a Silver Lance appears in Heimler's place. Heimler's character ID also appears within the game's data and is unused like the other cut bosses.
  • In the original Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Heimler is mentioned in Camus' dialog in Chapter 14 being the victim who confiscated Bishop Boah's tome before Camus got hold of it. However in Shadow Dragon, the dialog replaces him with Volzhin.