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“Blast...I deserve the same protection as the rest of the Empire! Betraying Altean was Gharnef's idea! Let...let him fight the brat! Don't just stand there, DO something! I don't want to die!”
—Jiol, on hearing of Marth's approach

Jiol is an enemy boss character from the Archanea series. He is the corrupt and cowardly king of Gra. Though he and his country of Gra are allies of Altea, he betrays them and sides with Medeus out of cowardice.

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Prologue

Jiol first appears in Prologue IV where he is seen commanding a unit of Grust's Sable Order of Knights and competes with his other fellow Gra soldiers spearheaded by their Captain in preventing Marth's escape route to Talys, and hoped to claim most of the glory to himself. He orders the Sable Knights at his command to eliminate Marth's band of soldiers and presenting him the Altean prince's head served on a shield. Unfortunate for his plan, he is fooled by a decoy disguising as Marth and leaves the scene pursuing who he believes to be the prince, only to drive him furious when realizing he'd been duped.

Chapter 14

Jiol appears again in Chapter 14 readying the troops in his bastion for the Altean League's arrival. Informed that the league's army is composed of Altea, Aurelis, and Archanea he'll be going up against, he sends a messenger seeking for reinforcements from his allied nations. He immediately panics when only Macedon responded (and provided their little support) by sending Pegasus Knights to aid him in battle, as his expectations were knights from Camus's Sable Order or Michalis' Dragoons. Claiming that he deserves just as much protection as the other nations in their powerful empire, he reveals his betrayal to Altea was because it was an idea set by Gharnef. Unfortunate for his position, his troops are overwhelmed in battle and the Altean League puts an end to the cowardly king's life once and for all.

After his death, his throne was succeeded by Sheena who appears in Book 2 of Fire Emblem: Mystery Of The Emblem and it's remake, the daughter of his second wife.

Personality

Despite his minor involvement with the plot, one can still determine characteristics of Jiol's personality based on his interactions he engages in for his appearances. A man who's country was once allied to the beloved Altea, Jiol is in fact, a cowardly king, and his betrayal to Altea proves his nature. Upon his reveal with Gharnef's involvement in his betrayal, it is most likely the king's cowardice was taken advantage of by the dark mage which caused him to quickly switch over to a powerful alliance in order to keep his own life. When making his final stand in holding down his fort, he immediately panics when informed that his troops would be receiving aid of pegasus knights instead of preferred soldiers, and even goes off complaining about deserving the same treatment as any other country does in their alliance in fear of his own death. Given the these course of actions that were placed on Jiol, Gra was weakest country in Dohlr's alliance by not having powerful soldiers like Macedon's dragonknight platoons or Grust's Sable Order. When receiving aid, he was only given a small token of support and paying no mind at his requests for expecting more. Overall, Jiol was most likely used as a pawn to help weaken Altea's forces despite the odds against him.

Despite his cowardice, Jiol also carries a strong sense of pride. When given the position to command a portion of Grust's powerful Sable Knights, this drives him to seize his opportunities in hopes of slaying the Altean's prince for his own glory with little effort even if it means competing with his own countrymen (who are far much weaker) to earn the better reward.

In Game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Starting Class
General
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
53411360160155
WeaponStarting Items
SwordSilver Sword

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

  • Note: He only appears in Book 1
Starting Class
General
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
5411276N/A183N/A5
WeaponStarting Items
LanceSilver Lance*

*Dropped when defeated

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Starting Class
General
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
534111360163-
WeaponStarting Items
Lance - B
Bow - B
FE11silverlance.pngSilver Lance
FE11killerbow.pngKiller Bow*
*Dropped when defeated

Starting Class
General
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
548161890163-
WeaponStarting Items
Lance - A
Bow - A
FE11silverlance.pngSilver Lance
FE11killerbow.pngKiller Bow*
*Dropped when defeated

Quotes

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Pre-Battle

“You Altean rabble! I should have ground you into the dust when I had the chance!”
—Jiol's pre-battle quote in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Shadow Dragon

Pre-Battle

“Grrr... Altean rabble! I should have killed you stragglers back when I had the chance!”
—Jiol's pre-battle quote in Shadow Dragon

Defeated

“Thus falls...the mighty kingdom...of Gra...”
—Jiol's death quote in Shadow Dragon


Trivia

  • In Book 2, Jiol's portrait is reused and modified for the corrupted general Lang. The only difference is that Lang is bald while Jiol has hair. Both characters also share a few similarities:
    • They both are of the General class.
    • Both characters are placed in a situation where groups lend little support to their small portion of soldiers. Macedon offers pegasus knights to aid Jiol. Jeorge however, refuses to cooperate with Lang entirely, but will strike Marth's army if they approach him.
    • The two characters also panic in their situations when being notified by their subordinates that they must handle mostly on their own and will take such measures to ensure they receive the aid they need. Lang however, is not cowardly like Jiol is.

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