“Sorry, I don't like buddying up with others. If you don't have any particular business, leave.”
—Jeritza speaking to Byleth

Jeritza is a character from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a teacher at the Officers Academy. He possesses a Crest of Lamine.


Early LifeEdit

Jeritza was born Emile von Bartels in the Imperial Year 1158 as the son of Baron Bartels. He is the younger half-brother of Mercedes having different fathers. He remained in House Bartels after his mother and sister left in 1167. He is suspected to have caused the dissolution of House Bartels some time later. He was eventually taken into House Hrym and changed his name to Jeritza. He wouldn't see his sister again until she enrolled at the Officers Academy.

Academy phaseEdit

Jeritza is a teacher at the Officers Academy. As the fencing instructor, his main duty is training students.

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Jeritza is actually the true identity of the Death Knight—an imposing figure working for the Flame Emperor. As the Death Knight he shows his blood thirsty personality, using his scythe to fight againt the Church at night.
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War phaseEdit

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Jeritza appears as the Death Knight in the paralogue The Face Beneath unlocked if you have Mercedes and Caspar in your house. By that point, Mercedes has realized his true identity—her younger half-brother Emile, who was raised in House Bartels while she and their mother left to live in a church in eastern Faerghus. His life in House Bartels was an unpleasant one, transforming him into a heartless man who lives for battle and slaughter, and at some point he was adopted into House Hrym.

At the end of the paralogue, he warns Mercedes to leave the monastery or face death. When she insists on staying in the monastery, he gives her the Rafail Gem before leaving, warning her, Caspar, and Byleth that the next time they meet, he would kill them.

Crimson FlowerEdit

Because the Flame Emperor is Edelgard, he is willing to lend his strength to the Adrestian Empire.

Azure MoonEdit

The Death Knight is fought for the last time during the assault on Fort Merceus. He is slain there, and if "Face Beneath" was cleared, Mercedes will shed tears over his demise after the battle's end. (This cutscene is only present in the Azure Moon route, even though "The Face Beneath" is available in the Verdant Wind and Silver Snow routes.)

Verdant WindEdit

Although the Death Knight is fought at Fort Merceus, upon sensing the Javelins of Light unleashed by Those Who Slither in the Dark, he begins retreating from the battlefield. On a whim, he warns Byleth and the Alliance army to evacuate or die. Because of this, they manage to escape just in time to witness Merceus completely demolished.

The Death Knight participates in the Empire's last stand at Enbarr, assisting in its defense with Hubert and, if they weren't recruited, Caspar, Linhardt, and Petra. He meets his end in the battle.

Silver SnowEdit

The Death Knight's role in this route is the same as Verdant Wind's.

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Jeritza dislikes mingling with others so much that he will outright reject people who attempt polite banter. Despite his enigma, Jeritza's martial prowess has earned him a place in the monastery.

Though he craves battle, he is ultimately loyal to the Flame Emperor in his Death Knight persona. He also has lingering attachment to his elder half-sister Mercedes. He displays an unusual act of mercy to her in this one instance by allowing her to walk free without an incident in their paralogue, but reinforces that this is a one time act and he will not be so kind the next time they meet.

In GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Three HousesEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting ClassCrest
Death Knight-
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
--Heartseeker FE16Murderous Intent
Canto FE16Canto
Lancefaire FE16Lancefaire
Commander FE16Commander
Mastermind iconMastermind
Poison Strike FE16Poison Strike
Lance Prowess Lv 2Lance Prowess Lv 2
Scythe of Sariel
Dark Seal
Skill LevelsEdit
Skill FE16 sword icon FE16 lance icon FE16 axe icon FE16 bow icon FE16 brawl icon FE16 reason icon FE16 faith icon FE16 authority icon FE16 heavy armor icon FE16 riding icon FE16 flying icon
Level B A C+ D C+ D E C A E E

Growth Rates (Class)Edit

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
20% 0% 10% 0% -5% 0% 0% 5% 0%

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

The Reaper
The Flame Emperor's subordinate, a knight who desires only to fight the strong. Given his name due to his scythe and dark steed. Appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Death Knight SpriteTitle
The Reaper
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
FEH skill offense Scythe of Sariel
FEH skill special Rising Flame
FEH Lance Lance


FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Silver Lance---
Scythe of SarielSilver LanceFEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialRising Flame-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Blazing FlameRising Flame-FEH Star Rarity 4
BFEH Escape Route 1 Escape Route 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Escape Route 2 Escape Route 2FEH Escape Route 1 Escape Route 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Escape Route 3 Escape Route 3FEH Escape Route 2 Escape Route 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Close Guard 1 Close Guard 1--
FEH Close Guard 2 Close Guard 2FEH Close Guard 1 Close Guard 1-
FEH Close Guard 3 Close Guard 3FEH Close Guard 2 Close Guard 2FEH Star Rarity 5


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Base SetEdit
Skill InheritanceEdit

Quotes Edit

Three Houses Edit

Death Knight/Quotes

Heroes Edit

Death Knight/Heroes Quotes



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