—Kezhda refusing Ranulf's orders.
Kezhda (ゲジダ Kejida) is a boss character from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is a Cat Laguz commander who is encountered in Chapter 3-6. He leads the Laguz Alliance across the river against the Daein army in Lethe's stead if she has been slain prior to said chapter.
As an exclusive boss to this chapter, very little is known about him, except that he is very strong (more so than Lethe), and has the rank of captain in the Gallian army. Kezhda is also the only seen black cat in the series, which gives him a unique trait. It is unknown if he is a special Laguz, given the color scheme to only distinguish him from the generic cats, or if other black cats actually exist.
He can optionally be defeated by the player if confronted before the chapter ends.
Like most Gallians, Kezhda holds a sense a pride. Willing to prove his enemies that Gallian soldiers are combatant foes who are able to stand their own ground, because of the circumstances that happened between Begnion and the Laguz Alliance. His case is quite the opposite of Lethe's (if she is alive), who opposes the idea of engaging her enemies at first, but is quicken to remain on patrol due to letting her pride as a laguz get the best of her, as well as hearing the ideal from her soldiers.
Kezhda has also been given the duty to lead as a captain by Ranulf, hinting that he has excellent performance as a warrior in the army. His boss stats may confirm this as well. However, his rank could still be lower than Lethe's, having to serve as her replacement only after she had been killed.
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—Kezhda's pre-battle quote
—Kezhda's Death Quote
- Kezhda is the only one non-playable cat laguz boss, along with being the only black cat.
- If he is killed in the battle, he drops down instead of fleeing, but does not actually die, as he is seen in the scene after the battle has concluded.