—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.
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 leads 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.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
|Fire - A|
Thunder - A
Wind - A
Staff - A
*Dropped when defeated
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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.
—Hilda's battle quote in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War
—Hilda's battle quote in Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War
- 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!
- 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!!
- 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!
—Hilda's defeat quote in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War
—Hilda's death quote in the Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War
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.
- In the Final Chapter, Hilda is shown to possess Dain (Major) Holy Blood instead of Fjalar (Minor), which is wholly incorrect.
- The Minor Boss character, Lamia, strongly resembles a younger Hilda, and has similar sadistic personality.