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“Crush the enemy and gain glory for Lord Seliora!”

Istvan is a boss character from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is a Begnion general serving under Duke Seliora.


Istvan seeks to crush the Laguz Alliance in order to receive a hefty monetary reward for his efforts, and pays no attention towards the Greil Mercenaries, assuming they are mere bandits. Despite his status, the ensuing battle sees the Istvan's army being overwhelmed, and he meets his end against Ike's army.


Owing to the minor role Istvan plays, his personality is largely vague. Despite this, his battle quotes depicts him as a competitive individual filled with greed, who competes against his affiliated army in crushing his enemies severely to earn the highest reward. Even more when leaving behind a large amounts of fallen Laguz. As a Begnion soldier, he also has no knowledge of the Greil Mercenaries despite their reputation from the previous war.


Boss Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Istvan Dragonmaster Sprite
FE10Dark Dark
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Canto CantoFE10 Lance Lance - C
FE10 Axe Axe - B
FE10shortaxe Short Axe
FE10elixir Elixir


RD Biorhythm B


“What luck! Enemy comes in tiny numbers. Get up, comrades! We cannot let other army take reward! Crush the enemy and gain glory for Lord Seliora!”
—Istvan's battle quote

Battle Conversations[]

Vs. Ike[]

  • Istvan: I am Istvan, general of Seliora's imperial army! You, leader of sub-human filth! State your name!
  • Ike: I'm Ike of the Greil Mercenaries.
  • Istvan: Greil Mercenaries? Hm. Never heard of them! You are just small-time bandits, yes? Argh! If we had left behind dead bodies of sub-humans, our reward would have been bigger! My lord is not being pleased with heads of bandits!
  • Ike: Oh, I wouldn't worry about our heads. You have no chance to win this fight. Leave while you can.

Death Quote[]

“W-wait...! This cannot be! Our... reward...”
—Istvan's battle quote


Istvan is the Hungarian equivalent to Stephen or Stefan.