“I betrayed my fellow knights and besmirched their good name. I will not dress up my sins as kindnesses! I accept my punishment. Allow me to die a knight's death.”
—Horace in Shadow Dragon.

Horace is a General and one of the exclusive characters in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and its sequel-remake, New Mystery of the Emblem. He appears at Chapter 12x in the former and Chapter 10x in the latter.

Profile Edit

Shadow Dragon Edit

Horace is knight who hails from a town near Castle Archanea. His loyalty to his homeland is absolute. When his people were being threatened by Dejanira, Horace was forced to betray his homeland and enlist himself under the ranks of Dolhr. All began to brand Horace as a traitor once he began serving Dolhr, but Horace did it in act of protecting his people, as even stated by a few villagers from the nearby villages.

Once Dejanira has finally been killed, Horace is relieved and turns himself in to the Altean Army. He joins Marth´s army on orders of Princess Nyna, and because he needed to "pay for his treason against the crown".

New Mystery of the Emblem Edit

Horace returns again in the remake of Book 2 and is captured by Legion, one of Eremiya's Assassins, and not given the reason why. However, it is stated in earlier chapters by Clarisse that other than being ordered to assassinate Marth, they were also given orders to eliminate all his allies one by one that fought under his banner in the previous war to reduce the chances of them rejoining the Altean army and increasing its ranks. This could possibly explain why Horace was targeted by the assassins. When Horace is confronted by Legion, he is able to best a few of Legion's "brothers". Legion takes this scene for amusement and watches to see how long Horace can last before having the advantage to kill him, due to having no end to his clones until the real Legion is killed; however, the Altean army arrives just in time and aid Horace in defeating Legion and his clones. After meeting up with Marth again, he once again fights under his banner until the war concludes.

In GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Shadow DragonEdit


Clear Chapter 12 with 15 or less units (in your entire army) to unlock Chapter 12x. Horace is an enemy in this chapter. You can have Marth talk to Horace, but the only way to get him is to complete the chapter without killing him.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FEDS General Map SpriteGeneral
WeaponStarting Items
Lance - B
Bow - D
FE11steellanceSteel Lance

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 15% 0% 35% 10% 15% 35% 0%

Support RelationshipsEdit

Supported by

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the EmblemEdit


Horace joins automatically at the beginning of Chapter 10x.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FEDS General Map SpriteGeneral
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 LanceLance - B
FE12 BowBow - D
FE11steellanceSteel Lance

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
100% 55% 0% 45% 30% 35% 70% 0%

Support RelationshipsEdit


  • None

Supported by

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic General Map SpriteGeneral
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Defense +2Defense +2
IndoorBattleIndoor Fighter
DefenseCryRally Defense
ResistanceCryRally Resistance
LanceIconFE13Lance - B
AxeIconFE13Axe - B
Silver Lance FE13 IconSilver Lance*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Death QuoteEdit

“Well done... Give this traitor... the death he earned. One... empty of glory...”
—Death quote before recruitment in Shadow Dragon.
“Princess... I must... break my vow...”
—Death quote after recruitment in Shadow Dragon.


Shadow DragonEdit

Man of Worth

Nyna pardoned Horace after the war, and he resumed his life as a landed noble. In the years to come, he worked hard to heal Archanea.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Worthy General

"Horace returned to his lands in Archanea, dedicating himself to their restoration."


  • Although Horace is depicted wielding a halberd or poleaxe in his official artwork, as a General, he can only wield lances and bows, and must be reclassed into a Hero, Warrior, Berserker, or Dracoknight if he is to wield axes.
  • In the Japanese version of Shadow Dragon's Chapter 12x's ending where a Villager is seen objecting to Horace turning himself in, instead of Horace telling the Villager to "Hush", it is a generic Soldier doing it in his place, with a few more script added.
  • Horace is one of the potential love interests for Kris (Female), along with Jeorge, Warren, Gordin, and Wolf.
  • Horace is one of the exclusive characters in the Archanea series to only be recruited from gaiden chapters in both Book 1 and Book 2, with the other being Athena.


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