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Prince Albein. I am the captain of the emperor's personal guards, General Massena. The defeated soldiers who heard everything from his late Majesty have gathered in wait for you.”
—Massena talking to Alm

Massena is a general from Rigel in Fire Emblem Gaiden and captain of King Rudolf's personal guard.


Massena is the captain of Emperor Rudolf's personal guard and had been in his service for years. Prior to the Deliverance's assault on Rigel Castle, Rudolf informed Massena of his 17 year plan including the plan for Rudolf's own son, Alm to kill him. Under Rudolf's final order to him, Massena and the rest of the Rigelian army peacefully surrender after the fall of their emperor.

Inside Rigel Castle, Massenna greets Prince Alm and confirms his heritage alongside Mycen. In additional to final order to surrender, Rudolf instructed Massena to lead Alm to the deepest floor of the Castle to an underground entrance to Duma Tower.

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 Ineligible
CYL2 730
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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 544
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
CYL4 555
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

CYL5 490
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Massena originates from a French Revolutionary under Napoleon named André Masséna.


  • In Gaiden, Massena shared his portrait with several other bosses, but in Shadows of Valentia, he was given a beard and made bald.
  • While not encountered in battle, Massena's portrait in the remake bears shoulder pads resembling the shoulderpads used by the Gold Knight class in the game. The art book confirms Massena is of the Gold Knight class.
  • Massena shares his voice actor, Taliesin Jaffe, with Bruno, Cain, and Navarre in Heroes.


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