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“Please... Please wait. I'm sorry... Please forgive me... I was just following the Emperor's orders. I also hate what I have done, but I had no choice. So... So... Please... Help me... Please... just let me explain. Yes... That's right... Like that... You let your guard down... Idiot... Die!!”
—Lang's battle quote in Chapter 6 of Mystery of the Emblem

Lang (ラング Rangu) is an enemy character introduced in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and its remake, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.

Profile

He is a general of the Archanean Empire and the Marquess of Adria. During the War of Shadows, he co-operated with Dolhr by betraying the Archanean royal family and killing the nobles who tried to fight back such as Noah, the Marquess of Menedy and father of Jeorge. [1] Lang then used his newfound position as Dolhr's ally to steal wealth from civilians. At the war's end with Archanea's victory over Dolhr, Lang managed to avoid justice for his treachery by claiming to have been forced to side with Dolhr. During the War of Heroes, Lang was appointed the leader of the occupation army at Grust by Emperor Hardin (who was possessed by the Darksphere).

Lang's ruthless actions at Grust, including capturing all the young girls for what's all but stated to be sex slavery, caused the civilians to rebel (in fact, the potential ally Marisha had to go into hiding to escape from him). Eventually Marth is summoned to Grust to aid Lang, starting with defeating the rebel leader Lorenz and securing the royal prince and princess, Jubelo and Yuliya. When the royal children manage to escape, Marth decides to fight Lang.

Lang retreats to Olbern castle, makes his subordinate Toras guard the castle to the death and even hires who he believes to be Navarre, but who is in fact Samuel. When confronted by Marth's army in his last moments, Lang pretends that his actions all came out because he was reluctantly following Hardin's wishes but it was merely a ruse.

Personality

Lang is a corrupt and deceitful man. He frequently abused his position as Marquess and later Grust Occupation General to steal possessions and lives from those under him. He seemed to have no restraint or mercy, planning to have the families of everyone involved in the Grust Rebellion killed, as well as plotting to kill the Grust's young heirs.

Lang appeared to have no loyalty to any side, willingly betraying his benefactors from Archanea, Dolhr, to the Emperor of Archanea to save his skin, whilst claiming his innocence. His casual cruelty made him disliked even among his own soldiers in the Grust occupation army.

In-Game

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

Starting Class
General
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
10451497019335
WeaponStarting Items
LanceHand lance icon.png Javelin
CancerFE3.png Cancer*

*- Drops if defeated.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

Normal

Starting Class
Enemy General FE12 Map Icon.pngGeneral
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
53212176013+23-
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Lance.pngLance - D
FE12 Bow.pngBow - E
FE11javelin.pngJavelin
CancerFE12.pngCancer*

* - Drops if defeated.

Lunatic

Starting Class
Enemy General FE12 Map Icon.pngGeneral
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
5501811813013+23 -
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Lance.pngLance - A
FE12 Bow.pngBow - A
FE11javelin.pngJavelin
CancerFE12.pngCancer*

* - Drops if defeated.

Quote

Death Quote

“Urgh... How... Could I be defeated...?”
—Lang's death quote in the original
“Y-you! You're that impertinent little boy from before...!”
—Lang's battle quote with the male avatar.

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 650
Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
96
CYL2 685
↓35
Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
70
↓26
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 502
↑183
Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
108
↑38
CYL4 545
↓43
Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
44
↓64

CYL5 468
↑77
Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
37
↓7

Etymology

Lang is a Germanic surname and Chinese name which means "tall" in the former language and "wolf" in Chinese.

Trivia

  • In Mystery of the Emblem, Lang's portrait is an edited version of Jiol's. The only difference is that Lang is fully bald and his coat has a red trim. He is given a unique portrait in the DS remake.
  • At the beginning of chapter, Lang mentions approaching reinforcements and plans to trap Marth's army in "a pincer attack". His strategy fits since he is holding Starsphere Cancer.
  • In New Mystery Of The Emblem, If one were to hack Lang into a playable unit and chapter warps into Chapter 1, The ally general that appears in Chapter 1 is in fact Lang's character and not a DUMMY sprite used for the opening scene. One can notice this as Lang is removed from the player's army after the chapter is beaten, or leaves the players team immediately before the battle begins.

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