“You're living proof that even cowards like us can make our way in the world.”
—Ignatius to his father

Ignatius (イグニス Igunisu, lit. Ignis in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem Fates.


Ignatius is the son of Benny. He can also be the brother of Male Kana or Shigure if Benny achieves an S-Support with the Female Avatar or Azura. Like other children of Fates, he was placed in the Deeprealms to protect him from the war.

In his Paralogue, Ignatius leaves his Deeprealm and heads to Nohr. Along his journey, he eventually comes upon a Hoshidan village being attacked by invisible soldiers. Despite some initial fear, he musters the courage to tell some villagers to run away while he stands in between them to protect them from the invisible army. As they accept his offer, he tells them to seek help if they can find any. He clutches onto a charm that his father gave to him as a gift, giving him the strength to be brave for the sake of the village. As luck would have it, the villagers eventually stumble onto Benny. Hearing of his son's plight, Benny and the army head straight to the Village to save his son and protect the village. After a long battle, the village is safe from the invisible forces. Benny approaches his son, proud of his newfound strength. Ignatius plays down his father's compliments, saying that if not for his original rescue, he would have most likely been killed. Knowing that he still is not as strong as his father, he demands to join the army to become stronger alongside his father. Benny obliges, but tells Ignatius that he is not as brave as he thinks as he has only been in war for a short time compared to most of the other war hardened members of the army. Nevertheless, Ignatius tells his father that he wants to become a hero just like him and Benny responds that Ignatius is fine just the way he is.


Despite Ignatius' rough looking exterior, he is extremely timid and very kindhearted, much like his father. However, when time is needed, Ignatius is perfectly capable of displaying strong valor and courage to protect the weak, even if the enemy is clearly stronger than he is. He is fond of cute things. Ignatius idolizes his father, wanting to become a hero like him and displaying the same strength he does. He carries a charm made by his father for protection and strength and is his most treasured belonging. During their support conversations, Ignatius and Benny have an awkward time communicating.

Ignatius has a wide variety of fears, most notably bugs. He is so afraid of them, that he cannot even approach one and has his mother take care of it in his stead in their supports and even his father uses it as a test of his courage in their support. He is also terrified of ghosts and clowns, as revealed in his supports with Selkie.

His birthday is August 16.


As an Enemy

Xenologue 15 - I: In Endless Dreams

Starting Class

Starting Class

Starting Class

Growth Rates

These are Ignatius' default growth rates, to get his actual growth rates, use the following formula: (Mother's growth rates + Ignatius' growth rates) ÷ 2 + class growth rates.

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 50% 0% 40% 30% 55% 45% 35%

Max Stat Modifiers

Mother Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
Avatar Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Azura +1 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +2
Felicia -1 +3 +1 -1 +1 +3 +3
Mozu +1 +1 +2 -1 +2 +4 0
Elise 0 +4 -1 -1 +2 +1 +3
Effie +4 +1 0 -1 +1 +3 +1
Nyx +1 +4 -1 0 0 +2 +3
Camilla +2 0 +2 -1 -1 +5 +2
Selena 0 +1 0 0 +1 +5 +2
Beruka 0 +1 +3 -4 +1 +6 +1
Peri +2 +1 0 -1 +1 +2 +4
Charlotte +4 +1 +1 0 +1 +2 0
Oboro +2 0 +2 -1 0 +5 +1
Rinkah 0 +1 -1 -1 +1 +6 +2


See also: Ignatius (Fates)/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class Sets

Standard Sets

Base Classes Promoted Classes

Parental Inheritance Sets

Inheritance from Father
Parental Inheritance Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions
Inheritance from Mother

Parental Inheritance Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions
Nohr Noble (Conquest and Revelation)
Hoshido Noble (Revelation)

Parental Inheritance Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Friendship Sets

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Partner Sets

Marriage Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Marriage Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Marriage Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

*Ignatius will receive whatever secondary class that the Avatar has access to if he has achieved an S-Support with her.


Base Class Set

Ignatius starts off as a Knight, granting him a good boost to his otherwise average Defense growth and making him a good tank. Further improving his durability is his inheritance from his father, who is usually able to pass down a good amount of defense. From the Knight class, Ignatius gains Defense +2 and Natural Cover, further increasing his defensive capabilities. The Knight's promotions are Great Knight and General, which pass down Luna/Armored Blow and Wary Fighter/Pavise respectively. Luna can help Ignatius dish out some additional damage, and Armored Blow allows him to approach the front lines and land the first hit without much fear of retaliation against physical forms of damage. Wary Fighter can be a good fit for Ignatius due to his poor speed growth and usually poor speed inheritance from his father, while Pavise further improves Ignatius' ability to absorb enemy attacks.


Refer to Ignatius (Fates)/Quotes

Possible Endings

Ignatius - Frightened Knight (臆病な重騎士)

After the war, Ignatius stayed on with the army, eventually becoming a regional commander. His focus on safety and regulation was widely credited with saving thousands of lives over the course of his career.
Ignatius and Midori
Ignatius was assigned to Nohr's heavy cavalry and instituted many lifesaving safety precautions. Midori developed a great variety of new medicines and traveled widely to teach their manufacture.
Ignatius and Selkie
Ignatius was assigned to Nohr's heavy cavalry and instituted many lifesaving safety precautions. Selkie never truly settled down, and could often be found romping wildly in the forest.
Ignatius and Sophie
Ignatius was assigned to Nohr's heavy cavalry and instituted many lifesaving safety precautions. Sophie and Avel traveled around the world. She eventually became an outstanding knight.

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Ignatius is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:


Ignatius is a Latin name meaning "fiery one", while Ignis is the Latin word for flame or firebrand (which is very ironic, since Ignatius is timid in character).

Saint Ignatius of Loyola is a Spanish Catholic saint mostly known as the founder of the Society of Jesus alias Jesuit Order, an all-male religious order which has been very important in the story of Roman Catholicism as a whole. Although vague in its origins, Ignatius' name could allude to Ignatius of Loyola being the patron saint of soldiers (he was a soldier before deciding to follow a religious path).


  • Ignatius shares his English voice actor, Kaiji Tang, with Odin and Shiro.
    • He also shares his Japanese voice actor, Akinori Egoshi, with Iago.
  • Ignatius shares his name with a boss from Awakening.
  • Ignatius was voted as the 33rd most popular male character on Nintendo's official Fates character poll.
  • The "Choose Your Legends" event of Fire Emblem Heroes revealed that he was 516th place out of 791 with 214 votes, making him the lowest scoring character of the Fates portion.
  • Ignatius is one of four Fates children to have their official artwork depict themselves with a different hair color than their determinate parent.


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