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“Listen up, all of you. This is our last chance to die as we've lived. As proud soldiers of the empire. If we survive this fight, imprisonment and a hushed-up execution await us. If we run from this fight, dishonor and pursuit will dog our miserable days. So I say, let's give those Daein curs a fight to remember, and let the glory of our deaths light our way! We've lived as proud soldiers of the empire! Let us die as proud soldiers of the empire! Now GO!”
—Jarod's last speech to his army in Part 1, Endgame

Jarod is a boss character from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. As the main antagonist of Part One, he was the commander of the Begnion Occupational Army in Daein. He formerly served in the personal army of the Duke Numida as the Duke's personal general.


Jarod was first seen killing a Begnion soldier for not catching the Dawn Brigade and later killing three citizens out of the body of citizens that blocked the Begnion soldiers from chasing the Dawn Brigade (they stood down immediately). He answers only to Numida, one of the more powerful senators of Begnion.

Once Empress Sanaki heard about the situation in Daein, Numida betrays Jarod, pinning all the blame on him. After hearing this, Jarod decides to make a "last stand" and tries to kill Daein's only hope - Micaiah. However, before he strikes, the Black Knight warps in front of Micaiah, protecting her. After being apparently struck down, it is revealed that Alder, a firm believer in Jarod, took the blow for him, which proved to be fatal. Alder's last words were that although Jarod participated in inhumane acts and did unbearably cruel things, he always sensed that Jarod wasn't all evil and that there was a kindred spirit buried beneath him. The Black Knight then refuses to strike at Jarod again, stating that his "sword is not made for killing those who will not raise their weapons".

Jarod is killed in Nevassa, in Daein Keep when the Daein Liberation Army takes control over Nevassa back after Jarod remorselessly destroys Nevassa as one last act of defiance. He is well known for the motivating speech given to the soldiers defending Daein Keep.


Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn[]

Boss Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Jarod Halberdier Sprite HalberdierFE10Thunder Thunder
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Critical 5 Critical +5
Shove Shove
FE10 Lance Lance - BFE10shortspear Short Spear
FE10concoction Concoction


RD Biorhythm J

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Nevassa General
General of the Begnion forces sent to Nevassa. With the support of Duke Numida, he ruthlessly dominated the locals. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Jarod Heroes spriteTitle
Nevassa General
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Null Spear+
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze
FEH Lance Lance


FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Null Spear---
Null Spear+-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialDragon Gaze---
Dragon Fang---
AFEH Wind Boost 1 Wind Boost 1--
FEH Wind Boost 2 Wind Boost 2FEH Wind Boost 1 Wind Boost 1-
FEH Wind Boost 3 Wind Boost 3FEH Wind Boost 2 Wind Boost 2-
CFEH Pulse Smoke 1 Pulse Smoke 1--
FEH Pulse Smoke 2 Pulse Smoke 2FEH Pulse Smoke 1 Pulse Smoke 1-
FEH Pulse Smoke 3 Pulse Smoke 3FEH Pulse Smoke 2 Pulse Smoke 2FEH Star Rarity 5


Secret Book (Artwork)
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Base Set[]
Skill Inheritance Options[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Nevassa General Jarod
Jarod nevassa general pop01 Jarod is the general who leads Begnion’s army occupying Daein in the continent of Tellius. Cold and ruthless, he is a capable soldier who isn’t to be underestimated.
Jarod nevassa general pop02 Jarod was the antagonist of the Dawn Brigade, a band of rebels who fight to liberate Daein. He drove Micaiah and her allies into a corner countless times.
Jarod nevassa general pop03 Before long, the Dawn Brigade merged into a true liberation army under the lead of Pelleas, heir to the former throne of Daein. And so Jarod’s battle with the Dawn Brigade grew all the more intense…
Jarod nevassa general pop04 With his cold, ruthless approach, Jarod was feared by both friend and foe. I’m glad to have such a capable soldier joining the Order of Heroes, but I’m a little worried he might chew my head off!
Closely Associated Characters
Micaiah A member of the Dawn Brigade with silver hair and mysterious powers. As close with Sothe as a sister, though they’re not related by blood. Opposes Jarod.


Radiant Dawn[]

Battle Quotes[]

“So, you have the audacity to approach me at last. Don't expect an easy fight. Before I die, I will see each of you dead before me.”
—Jarod's battle quote in Part 1, Endgame

Battle Conversations[]

Part 1, Chapter 9[]
Vs Micaiah[]
  • Micaiah: General Jarod! Your occupation army has caused untold suffering to the people of Daein... The time has come! You must atone for your deeds!
  • Jarod: As if I should care one whit about the wretched worms I trample!
Vs The Black Knight[]
  • Jarod: I see you're pretty impressed with yourself!
  • Black Knight: Did you think the likes of you could be a worthy opponent for me? Know your place.
Part 1, Endgame[]
Vs Micaiah[]
  • Jarod: So it's you... little girl.
  • Micaiah: General Jarod, the battle is over. Surely you can see it. You never believed Daein could do it, did you? But here you stand, broken, defeated by my countrymen and friends.
  • Jarod: Have I really, I wonder? Didn't I tell you? With you dead, there is no "Liberation Army". This is my golden opportunity. One blow is all it takes to turn defeat to victory. Such a lovely thought.
  • Micaiah: I will not lose to you. More importantly, the people of Daein will not lose to you!
Vs. Sothe[]
  • Jarod: That face... I remember you. The kid who's always with that little wench.
  • Sothe: Sothe, of the Dawn Brigade.
  • Jarod: The Dawn Brigade, hm? Oh, how I despise your ilk. The thought of draining the life from your body... It makes me tingle all over.
  • Sothe: Ditto.
Vs The Black Knight[]
  • Jarod: Well well well. Look what we have here. The loathsome phantom of old Daein... Why in blazes are you here? What inspired you to slooooowly clank your way up out of your grave?
  • Black Knight: My purpose is not for you to know.
  • Jarod: Oh. I feel so rejected. Must I crack that helm open and ask your ugly, naked face directly!? I have to take vengeance for Alder's death, after all!
  • Black Knight: This is how you meet your death? Sad. Come at me then, and join your friend.
Vs Muarim or Vika[]
  • Jarod: So, sub-human, the slave turns on the master? I'll teach you to know your betters!
Vs Volug or Nailah[]
  • Jarod: You're one, aren't you? One of those odd sub-humans that witch brought... You'll make a nice rug!
Vs Rafiel[]
  • Jarod: A heron? One of you survived? How sad. On the plus side, if I take you back home, the money will set me up for life!

Death/Retreat Quotes[]

“Gh-ghuahh... I am... sorry for nothing. I regret... nothing. Because I did it my way... You win, Priestess. You must be delighted. Enjoy it while you can... Because... sooner or later... you...”
—Jarod's death quote in Part 1, Endgame


Jarod/Heroes Quotes

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 568 CYL Jarod Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL2 551
CYL Jarod Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL3 492
CYL Jarod Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL4 519
CYL Jarod Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL5 392
CYL Jarod Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL6 407
CYL Jarod Portrait
Radiant Dawn

CYL7 358
CYL Jarod Portrait
Radiant Dawn


  • Jarod is one of the few bosses in the Fire Emblem franchise with two different battle themes - first the Battle of Pride boss theme in Part 1 Chapter 9, and secondly the Stalking Menace theme, which he shares with Ludveck, in Part 1 Endgame.
  • In Micaiah's flashback about Chapter 1-9, Jarod is shown in battle with a Steel Lance, when in the actual chapter he had a Steel Greatlance.


See main article: Jarod/Gallery.