“Kee hee hee…Wretched Altean whelp, stumbling home to the slaughter... What fool throws away a life already so preciously bought? Your mother, Liza, is dead; I killed her myself. Your sister Elice lives only because Gharnef wanted her. So what will become of you, little prince? Will you run for your life a second time? Or will you stay this time to die? Emperor Medeus would not put me on this throne if he thought you could remove me from it, kee hee hee...”
—Morzas to Marth in Shadow Dragon

Morzas ( モーゼス Mōzesu, Moses in the Japanese version) is an enemy character from the Archanea Series of Fire Emblem.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Morzas is a Mage Dragon of the Basilisk clan, who is a high-ranking servant Dolhr's Emperor Medeus. When Camus fell out of favor with Dolhr for helping Nyna escape to Aurelis, Morzas replaced him as overseer of Altea, taking command of Camus' former subordinates and sitting in King Cornelius's old throne in Altea castle. Unlike Camus, Morzas was an extremely cruel tyrant, he lowered the status of the Alteans to slaves and performed mass executions of innocent civilians for little reason.

Liza, the queen of Altea and Marth's mother was personally killed by Morzas himself and Elice was held in tight captivity before Morzas handed her to Gharnef's possession.

When Marth entered the castle to from reclaim the Altean throne, Morzas taunted Marth about his mother's death, his sister being in Gharnef's possession and how much his citizens had suffered, claiming the prince had arrived too late to save them. While disheartened, Marth managed to slay Morzas, who taunted the Princling one last time, claiming that he could never defeat Medeus.

Morzas's death and Marth's return was celebrated by the freed citizens of Altea, while the Prince himself had to put his feelings of grief aside for the citizenry.

Personality[edit | edit source]

“Marth roiled to think such a monster still sat upon his noble father’s throne”
—Narration on Marth's thoughts on Morzas in Shadow Dragon

Despite his brief appearance, Morzas does have some personality. Morzas is as a very cold, proud, and cruel tyrant, who delighted in the suffering of the Alteans suffering under him. He taunted Marth about the suffering of his loved ones with no remorse.

Like many Manaketes, Morzas was loyal to Medeus and put his utmost faith in the Manakete King.

Marth was known to fiercely loathe Morzas for his actions, viewing the dragon as taking away the remains of his former life. While publicly he cheered on with the freed citizens of Altea, inwardly Marth held back the tears for the loved ones that Morzas had taken away from him.

In Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
Manakete
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
727444060106
WeaponStarting Items
DragonstoneMagestone

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE3 Manakete Map Sprite.gif Manakete

FE3 Demon Dragon Map Sprite.png Mage Dragon
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
140600-1520-6
WeaponStarting Items
Dragonstone

Breath
Demonstone.pngMagestone

Fire breath icon.pngFire Breath
FE3 Speed Ring.pngSpeed Ring*

*Drops when defeated

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
Enemy Manakete FE12 Map Icon.pngManakete
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
15294066063-
WeaponStarting Items
DragonstoneDemondragonstone.pngMagestone
FE11speedwings.pngSpeedwing*
*Drops when defeated

Starting Class
Enemy Manakete FE12 Map Icon.pngManakete
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
15441221718063-
WeaponStarting Items
DragonstoneDemondragonstone.pngMagestone
FE11speedwings.pngSpeedwing*
*Drops when defeated

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Battle Quotes[edit | edit source]

“Haha...Stupid humans. I’ll show you to fear us Mage Dragons!”
—Morzas' battle quote in Mystery of the Emblem (Book 1)
“Kee hee...Witless human! None defy a mage-dragon and live to speak of it!”
—Morzas' battle quote in Shadow Dragon

Death Quotes[edit | edit source]

“YOU...DID WELL...BUT YOU CAN’T WIN...AGAINST LORD MEDEUS...”
—Morzas' death quote in Mystery of the Emblem (Book 1)
“Grrf...I stand...corrected...But you still lack the power...to defeat Medeus...”
—Morzas' death quote in Shadow Dragon

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Morzas's Japanese namesake Moses was a prophet of god, he is mentioned in the religious texts of three major religions, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite Morzas using his portrait before Xemcel in the NES and SNES release, and even getting an art piece based off that portrait, he has a new middle-aged appearance in Shadow Dragon, with Xemcel keeping the old appearance.
  • Despite first appearing in the Star and Savior chapter, the narration in all versions of the game imply Marth had met Morzas before.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Morzas.gif
FE1ManaketeBossFace.png
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