Leopold, also known as Count Bergliez, is a character mentioned in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and a non playable character in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Leopold is the Minister of Military Affairs in the Adrestian Empire and the head of house Bergliez. He possesses a Major Crest of Cichol.
In 1168, Leopold's father retired and let him officially inherit the title of Count, and Minister of Military Affairs. In 1171, Leopold gets involved in the Insurrection of the Seven, in which several Imperial nobles seized power from Emperor Ionius IX after the latter was pushing reforms which would consolidate the power to himself.
In 1175, during the Dagda and Brigid War, Leopold and the Imperial Army intercepted the armies of Dagda and Brigid in Nuvelle and Ochs territories, and managed to defeat them while also slaying the prince of Brigid.
It is implied in Three Houses and later confirmed in Warriors: Three Hopes that Leopold, along with Waldemar, Duke Gerth, Volkhard, and other nobles involved with the Insurrection of the Seven, started making a deal with Edelgard behind Ludwig's back, which would allow the Imperial princess to ascend the throne in due time with no intervention from Ludwig and others, while also letting her assume the Empire's upcoming conquest against the Church of Seiros and later, the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus and the Leicester Alliance, in which Leopold provided her access to the Empire's military.
After Edelgard's ascension, Leopold gets pardoned from his involvement in the insurrection and is allowed to contribute in the war effort.
In Crimson Flower, Leopold is assigned the governance of Leicester after being seized by the Empire during Edelgard's war, and remains alive during the rest of the campaign. In all other routes, after Edelgard's defeat, Count Bergliez surrenders to Byleth's chosen faction and sacrifices his life to ensure that all the soldiers and officers who fought could be given quarter.
Warriors: Three Hopes
After Monica's rescue and "Tomas" is driven out of Garreg Mach Monastery, Leopold and Waldemar are contacted by Edelgard about her sudden coup against Volkhard and Ludwig with the support of the Knights of Seiros, and both men agree to support her efforts by blocking Ludwig's escape during Edelgard's strike while also fighting against his and Volkhard's forces. With Ludwig's capture and Volkhard/Thales' escape, Leopold and Waldemar resume their negotiations with the soon-to-be Emperor, and start making preparations for a prolonged war against the Central Church.
During the war, Leopold sends an army into Alliance territory, but is caught in a siege by Claude's army when Count Gloucester pretends to defect to the Empire only to cut off access to the Great Bridge of Myrddin once Leopold's forces are firmly stuck in. Trapped behind enemy lines with their supply routes cut off, Leopold rallies the Bergliez Squadron through sheer force of will to buy time until Edelgard can send a rescue force to break the siege of the Riegan army and help him escape.
After the Bergliez Squadron is rescued and the Imperial army captures the Kingdom's fortress city of Arianrhod, Leopold is deployed to defend Arianrhod to prevent the Kingdom army from attacking it while Edelgard and her generals recuperate in Enbarr. Six months later, when the Imperial army prepares a full assault on the Kingdom after entering a non-aggression treaty with the Alliance, Leopold is transferred to Myrddin to keep an eye on Alliance troop movement.
While trying to defend Ludwig from the Kingdom army, Caspar is killed trying to protect him. Leopold then arrives to protect Ludwig and is assisted by Waldemar. However, he ends up losing to the enemy forces; while delighted to have found someone that could match him, Waldemar warps him away, as he saw him too important to die on the battlefield.
Leopold leads the Empire's forces in a defense against the Alliance as they counterattack, eventually meeting Holst in battle. Despite being weakened by several traps, Leopold still manages to hold his own against Holst. Just as the two were about to lunge into each other, Alliance forces ordered a retreat due to the sudden invasion by Almyra. He was left impressed by the encounter, telling Holst not to die so they could resume their fight.
As the Alliance forces retreated, Leopold correctly surmised that something had happened elsewhere alongside Monica. Caspar suggested getting revenge on the retreating forces after they had decimated their own during their retreat, but Leopold refused, stating that they were retreating through the breadbasket of the Empire and he could not risk it being scorched. Even then, they did not scorch the fields, which he respected. Monica would report this to Edelgard and Hubert, who then decided to repay the kindness by suggesting an alliance between the two factions.
- Leopold shares his English voice actor, Richard Epcar, with Walhart from Fire Emblem Awakening and Jedah from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, as well as Hardin and Oliver as they appear in Fire Emblem Heroes.