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“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 is an enemy character from the Archanea Series of Fire Emblem.


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, however, Morzas was an extremely cruel tyrant, as he lowered the status of the Alteans to slaves and performed mass executions of innocent civilians for little reason, with Liza, the queen of Altea and Marth's mother, being one such person, being personally killed by Morzas himself. 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 deeds 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 Prince one last time, claiming that he could never defeat Medeus.

Morzas' 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.


Despite his brief appearance, Morzas does have some personality. Morzas is 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 is 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.


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

Starting Class
WeaponStarting Items
Speed Ring*

* Dropped when defeated

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[]

Starting Class
FE3 Manakete Map Sprite Manakete

FE3 Demon Dragon Map Sprite Mage Dragon
WeaponStarting Items


Fire breath iconFire Breath
FE3 Speed RingSpeed Ring*

* Dropped when defeated

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[]

* Dropped when defeated


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[]

“Basilisk! I call upon your power! Burn these arrogant humans to ash!”
—Morzas' battle quote

Mystery of the Emblem[]

“Haha...Stupid humans. I’ll show you to fear us Mage Dragons!”
—Morzas' battle quote in Book 1
—Morzas' death quote in Book 1

Shadow Dragon[]

“Kee hee...Witless human! None defy a mage-dragon and live to speak of it!”
—Morzas' battle quote
“Grrf...I stand...corrected...But you still lack the defeat Medeus...”
—Morzas' death quote


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


  • 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.