—Narcian, going into battle
One of the reasons why Narcian was able to get his position was due to his rival, Galle being born outside of Bern, thus allowing Narcian to get the position as Dragon General.
He was entrusted with the invasion of Lycia, and his lieutenant is Flaer. He is responsible for many actions during Roy's journey through Lycia and the Western Isles. After conquering castle Araphen, Narcian left his frightened subordinate, Slater to guard the territory. Erik, the marquess of Laus and Leygance, an Ostian were convinced by Narcian to betray the Lycian league.
Conspiring with corrupt noble, Roartz to take over Etruria, Narcian helped capture King Mordred, but was opposed by Cecilia, one of the Etrurian Generals. Unable to defeat her, himself, Narcian enlisted the help of Zephiel to capture her, planning to unleash his fury on her once she was in his grasp. However Cecilia was freed before she could fall victim to Narcian's cruel whims.
However, Murdock tells him that if he can stop the Lycian Army from retaking the capital of Etruria, Aquleia, he will try to convince Zephiel to restore him to his original rank. Before the battle, Narcian, not wanting to suffer for his own failures, decides to frame one of his subordinates, Zeiss, for conspiring to give information to the Lycian Army, having learned that Zeiss' sister, Melady, has joined the Lycian Army. However, Zeiss, having learned of Narcian's plot to frame him from Galle, ends up joining the Lycian Army, while Narcian is killed during the battle.
He is a very narcissistic person, has a tendency to bear grudges, and will not hesitate to let his underlings die for him so that he can live; for example, his loyal lieutenant Flaer was abandoned to die while holding Cecilia captive.
Narcian has a reputation for being lecherous. Narcian requested Erik capture Clarine for the sake of entertainment. When Zephiel captured Narcian's hated enemy, Cecilia, Narcian asked Zephiel if he could have custody of her in a personal cell so he could make her pay.
Normal Mode/Trial Maps
* Only as a boss.
Narcian is not an easy boss, as he has somewhat decent speed for a Wyvern Lord and he has a Runesword and the Delphi Shield, which can be problematic in defeating him. It is nearly imperative to use somebody who is resistant against the Runesword so it doesn't help him a lot and/or can evade the Runesword easily. The easiest way to defeat him is to steal his shield and gem, and proceed to unleash a barrage of arrows from any snipers/nomad troopers available. This will most likely kill him within a turn at best, as the recovery effects of his sword won't be able to keep up with the critical damage he receives from bows. Another method is to switch to mages, especially if they wield light or dark magic to get the magic advantage; just be sure he or she can deal more damage than Narcian gets back. A promoted Raigh, Saul, or Elen would prove useful here. However, if his Delphi Shield is stolen, the Aircalibur tome is an ideal weapon to use on him, and Lilina/Lugh can kill him in one or two rounds with it. Finally, a decent leveled Hero wielding Durandal can possibly destroy Narcian in a single hit, due to its incredible power and bonus damage to Wyverns. A decently leveled Sage or Valkyrie wielding Forblaze could also deal heavy damage as it targets his lower resistance, but the accuracy may be shaky considering its trinity disadvantage.
Narcian's stats are rather average, except for that low speed. Galle can be more consistent in the Trial Maps if you did not train Melady or Zeiss, as Galle has higher stats than Narcian in everything except speed and luck.
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
- Wyvern General
- One of three Wyvern Generals of Bern. Conceited and vainglorious. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
The Binding BladeEdit
—Narcian' battle quote in The Binding Blade.
- (With Clarine):
Narcian: You...! You're that girl!
Clarine: Excuse me? Have we met before?
Narcian: What?! You have forgotten me?! That...is inconceivable!
- (With Melady):
Narcian: You're Melady... Hah! You betray your home and join the enemy. You are a disgrace!
Melady: My loyalty has always lied with the princess. And so it shall remain!
- (With Zeiss):
Zeiss: General Narcian... I heard everything from Sir Galle! Do you...have no sense of honor left in you at all?!
Narcian: Galle...! He has always been a thorn in my side! But no matter... After I wipe you out here, no one will know the truth...
- (With Cecilia):
Narcian: Cecilia... Back for more, are you?
Cecilia: It was Zephiel to whom I lost. Not you.
Narcian: Fair enough, but now you will know my true strength!
- (With Perceval):
Narcian: If it isn't General Perceval, the back-stabbing traitor!
Perceval: Joining you...was the greatest mistake of my life. I will make up for it...by defeating you!
—Narcian's death quote in The Binding Blade
Narcian is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Narcian won 18th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 2:1. The voter comments seem to focus on his role in the story as an entertaining and over-the-top villain.
- In Fire Emblem Heroes, he shares his English voice actor Kaiji Tang with Owain, Lloyd, Shiro and Ignatius.
- In Fire Emblem Heroes, his Grand Hero Battle map is based on The Binding Blade Chapter 15 (although mirrored)
- One of his cards in Fire Emblem Cipher is similar to a scene in Hasha no Tsurugi, being drawn by the same artist.
Narcian seems to be a corruption of Narcissistic, or Narcissism, befitting his personality, as the word originates from a young man of Greek mythology, Narcissus, who fell in love with his reflection because of his arrogance.