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“That Queen Hilda of Chronos is wicked to the core. She began abducting kids after allying with this dark bishop. She kills the mothers, too, without a blink of an eye! That woman's not even human. I'd say she's more like a devil!”
—The Miletos villager talking about Hilda

Hilda is a major villain from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. She is the wife of Duke Bloom of Friege, the daughter-in-law of Reptor, the mother of Ishtar and Ishtore, a sister-in-law to Tailtiu and Ethnia, an aunt to Arthur, Tine, Amid and Linda, and a descendant of the Velthomer royal family.

Story[]

Hilda is introduced as the wife of Bloom and the dictator/queen of Miletos. While outwardly loyal to Bloom, it is also implied that Hilda married Bloom for the money and power she could obtain.

Despite sharing familial ties with Tailtiu, Ethnia, Tine and Linda, Hilda absolutely despises them all. This lead to her abusing them, causing Tailtiu/Ethnia to succumb to the mental torture they sustained. This is implied to be rooted in Hilda's enjoyment in inflicting suffering. She also willingly supports the Child Hunts, orders Ridale to kill escaping children, and hopes for Ishtar to wed Julius as soon as possible, all for her own selfish gains. She is thus said to not possess a soul, as her actions are both cruel and merciless. Hilda will ultimately be slain by Seliph's liberation army in the final chapter of the game.

Personality[]

In-Game[]

Stats[]

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Major Holy Blood

Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Queen Sprite (Enemy).gifQueenFala Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifFjalar
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
2770123021245193064FE4 Leadership Star.png6,000
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Pursuit.pngPursuit
Charisma.pngCharm
FE4 Fire.pngFire - A
FE4 Thunder.pngThunder - A
FE4 Wind.pngWind - A
FE4 Staff.pngStaff - A
FE4bolganone.gifBolganone*
Speedring.gifSpeed Ring
*Dropped when defeated

Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Queen Sprite (Enemy).gifQueenDain Holy Blood.pngMajor Holy Blood Indicator.gifDáinn*
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
2770123021245193063FE4 Leadership Star.png6,000
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Pursuit.pngPursuit
Charisma.pngCharm
FE4 Fire.pngFire - A
FE4 Thunder.pngThunder - A
FE4 Wind.pngWind - A
FE4 Staff.pngStaff - A
FE4bolganone.gifBolganone
FE4reserve.gifFortify
*This is an error in the game's coding. (See below).

Overall[]

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Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.

Hilda is fought twice, once in Chapter 10, and another in the Final Chapter. She is extremely powerful with a whopping attack power of 50. This is thankfully offset by the fact that Bolganone is a heavy tome, lowering her attack speed by a significant amount.

Quotes[]

“I will avenge my father, my husband, and my son. …Feel my wrath!!”
—Hilda's battle quote in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War
“Hmph... I don't go down that easy!”
—Hilda's battle quote in Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War

Battle Conversations[]

Chapter 10[]

Vs Tine/Linda

  • Hilda: Hohoho, if it isn’t Tine/Linda. You’re that woman’s daughter, right? You’re just as ungrateful as she was.
  • Tine/Linda: Hilda… because of you, my mother…!
  • Hilda: Ah, she was an eyesore. I made her life a living hell! Hahaha, I had so much fun back then…
  • Tine: ! I’ll never forgive you…
  • Hilda: Well, don’t we sound all grown up!? What can a little girl like you do to me? I’ll send you to hell, just as I did her!
Final Chapter[]

Vs Tine/Linda

  • Hilda: Heheheh... So you've come, Tine/Linda. I've been waiting for you. I've decided that I want to kill you personally.
  • Tine/Linda: I don't think so! Mother, please watch! I'm going to kill Hilda!!

Vs Arthur

  • Hilda: Heheheh... You're Tailtiu's kid, right? I drove that woman to her grave. You've come to avenge her death, have ya?
  • Arthur: Well, I didn't want my sister getting her hands dirty, so...
  • Hilda: Is that so? In that case, I'll take you with me to hell!
“Guu… how…!? For now, I’ll retreat…”
—Hilda's defeat quote in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War
“I... I... How mortifying... Ishtar, please avenge me...”
—Hilda's death quote in the Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem: Light Inheritors[]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War Gag Paradise[]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Sigurd's Tale[]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Last of the Earth Dragons[]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Forest and Lake Country[]

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 773
Genealogy of the Holy War
32
CYL2 740
Genealogy of the Holy War
44
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 539
Genealogy of the Holy War
51
CYL4 518
Genealogy of the Holy War
73

CYL5 440
Genealogy of the Holy War
66

Etymology[]

Hilda is one of several female given names derived from the name Hild, formed from Old Norse hildr, meaning "battle". Hild, a Nordic-German Bellona, was a Valkyrie who conveyed fallen warriors to Valhalla.

Trivia[]

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