“In a war of justice there is no loser. My father wants us to give this battle all we’ve got. Ethlyn, don’t worry. I have the Gáe Bolg with me. I’m not going to fall with this at my side.”
—Quan to Ethlyn in Genealogy of the Holy War

Quan is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the son of King Calf and Queen Alfiona of Leonster. He is the husband of Ethlyn and therefore the brother-in-law of Sigurd. He is also the father of Altena and Leif. Being a direct descendant of Crusader Njörun, he has the ability to wield the Gáe Bolg. His life-long dream is to unite the war-torn Thracia Peninsula into one nation.


Genealogy of the Holy War Edit

Prior to the storyline, Quan trained at the Royal Academy of Belhalla alongside Sigurd and Eldigan. During that time, the three of them became close friends and vowed to always aid each other in times of trouble.

At the beginning of the game, Quan and Ethlyn hear about the war between Grannvale and Verdane and rush to Sigurd's aid with Finn in tow. During Chapter 1, Quan tutors Finn, whom he strongly trusts, despite his lack of experience. He also meets Ayra and learns that her father, King Mananan of Isaach, is not responsible for the invasion of Darna. During Chapter 2, Quan gives the Brave Lance to Finn, which later becomes the latter's personal weapon in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. Near the end of Chapter 3, Quan receives the Gáe Bolg from Ethlyn, who held onto it earlier without giving it to him because she heard about its curse. However, he does not seem to believe in the curse and expresses confidence with the Gáe Bolg in his possession. After hiding in Silesse with Sigurd for one year, Quan leaves his army alongside Ethlyn and Finn to bring back reinforcements.

Quan and Ethlyn appear once again when travel through the Yied Desert to reunite with Sigurd. Despite Quan's opposition, Ethlyn brings along a three-year-old Altena. When he discovers that they are being followed by King Travant of Thracia and his Dragon Knights, he tells Ethlyn to escape with their young daughter, but she refuses and instead gives him hope that they can win the battle. If Ethlyn dies first, Quan will be forced to surrender the Gáe Bolg to Travant once he uses Altena as a hostage. Whether or not this occurs, he will perish in the battle, which later becomes known as the Yied Massacre.

Personality Edit

Similarly to Eldigan and Sigurd, Quan is a proud descendant of the Crusaders and believes that his ancestry will lead the way to victory. Compared to his friends, however, Quan reacts more calmly to bad news for the most part and tries to quickly improvise with new strategies for whatever situation he finds himself in. Thus early on in the game, he appears to be fairly level-headed, but he begins to panic as things come to a head in Chapter 5, especially when he finds out that Ethlyn brought Altena with her. Quan also knows when he's been defeated, as he accepts his loss to the Thracian Dragon Knights during the Yied Massacre, resigning to protect his daughter until his dying breath.

Quan is shown at times to put a great amount of value in friendships and familial bonds; this is made apparent immediately as he is first seen rushing to Sigurd's aid in the Prologue despite his country being at war. His marriage to Ethlyn solidifies his friendship with Sigurd, a friendship of which he is extremely proud to have. He also closely tutors Finn with the lance, although it is not made clear if he is aware that Finn would eventually become his son's protector.


Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Base StatsEdit

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Duke Knight SpriteDuke KnightNoba Holy BloodMajor Holy Blood IndicatorNjörun
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
ContinueAdeptFE4 LanceLance - FE4 Star Rank (Weapons)FE4SteelLanceSteel Lance

Growth RatesEdit

(With Holy Blood Bonuses)

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
110% 50% 5% 30% 40% 10% 50% 5%


Secret Book (Artwork)
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.

Quan is a very strong Pre-Promoted unit, starting out with good stats across the board(other than Luck)and a very impressive 16 Strength. He is quite useful at weakening enemy units for your other units to finish off. While Quan does have the Adept skill, the heavy weight of his Lances will only give him a roughly 20-35% chance to activate it depending on his Speed stat, making it unreliable. However, if he does activate it, he is strong enough that he will probably kill almost anything he attacks. On top of his potential hard hitting offense, he has respectable Defense. His Njörun Holy Blood ensures solid growths in the most important stats as well as allowing him the use of any lance in the game other than Gungnir.

Quan, like Finn, may initially be a bit awkward to use as the Prologue and Chapter 1 are full of Axe wielding units that will have a much higher chance of hitting Quan than many of your other units. His durability should be enough to sustain several blows, but caution should still be taken early on.

If you really want to make Quan truly brutal, you can give him Arden's Pursuit Ring, but this is not necessarily advisable since Quan will leave at the end of Chapter 3 and the Pursuit Ring will not appear again until very late in the second generation on his daughter, Altena.


In the Prologue, Quan may speak to Sigurd, but nothing will result of it.

In Chapter 1, Quan may speak to Finn, resulting in Finn gaining one point of Strength, one point of Skill, and one point of Defense.

In Chapter 2, after Hierhein Castle is captured, Quan may speak to Finn, resulting in Finn receiving the Brave Lance.

In Chapter 3, after Silvail Castle is captured, Ethlyn may speak to Quan, resulting in him receiving the Gáe Bolg.


Quan is in love with Ethlyn by default, and thus does not possess any love growths with any other character in the game.

Inheritance Edit

Unlike most fathers, his daughter Altena is his primary child, and thus she will inherit his inventory and her stats and growths will come primarily from him rather than Ethlyn.



Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Paladin Map SpritePaladin
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Discipline (FE13)Discipline
OutdoorBattleOutdoor Fighter
Sol (FE13)Sol
SwordIconFE13Sword - C
LanceIconFE13Lance - A
Gáe Bolg FE13 IconGáe Bolg*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped.

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Luminous Lancer
Prince of Leonster and inheritor of the lance Gáe Bolg. Husband of Ethlyn, the younger sister of his close friend Sigurd. Appears in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Quan SpriteTitle
Luminous Lancer
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
FEH skill offense Gáe Bolg
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze
FEH Lance Lance


FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Silver Lance---
Gáe Bolg-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportRally Defense---
Rally Spd/DefRally Defense--
Rally Spd/Def+Rally Spd/Def-FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialDragon Gaze-FEH Star Rarity 5-
Draconic AuraDragon Gaze-FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH Darting Stance 1 Darting Stance 1--
FEH Steady Posture 1 Steady Posture 1FEH Darting Stance 1 Darting Stance 1-
FEH Steady Posture 2 Steady Posture 2FEH Steady Posture 1 Steady Posture 1FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1--
FEH Drive Atk 1 Drive Atk 1FEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1-
FEH Drive Atk 2 Drive Atk 2FEH Drive Atk 1 Drive Atk 1FEH Star Rarity 5


Genealogy of the Holy War Edit

“Die! You hyenas! As long as I have the Gáe Bolg, I will not lose to your kind.”
—Quan's battle quote, as a NPC when fighting Travant's troops in the Yied Massacre
Quan: Urgh... What have I...
Ethlyn: Quan! Are you okay? I hate to run on my brother, but we must get you home to recover.
Quan: Sorry, Ethlyn...”
—Quan's retreat quote
“Damn... this is it.”
—Quan as a NPC after Ethlyn is killed in the Yied Massacre
“Ethlyn... I'm sorry. Finn... Look after Leif...”
—Quan's death quote as a NPC during the Yied Massacre

Awakening Edit

“I am Quan of Leonster.”
—Quan's SpotPass parley quote
“Oh, so you want a hard lesson?”
—Quan's SpotPass battle quote
“I would be honoured to help.”
—Quan's SpotPass recruitment quote
“You shall not win so long as I hold a weapon!”
—Quan's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“I am Quan of Leonster, and you shall get what you seek!”
—Quan's battle quote versus Frederick in Lost Bloodlines 1
“We will yield before no hardship!”
—Quan's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3
“I accept your challenge, sir. May the best knight prevail.”
—Quan's battle quote versus Frederick in Lost Bloodlines 3
“Forgive me, Sigurd... I can stand my longer...”
—Quan's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“Damn! Forgive me, my lord... I can...fight no longer...”
—Quan's death quote as a NPC, in Lost Bloodlines 2
“I fought as best I could. Finish it, my friends...”
—Quan's death quote as a enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3

Heroes Edit

Quan/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Quan is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:


Cian was the father of Lugh in Irish mythology. His partner was Ethniu (Ethlyn).

The name 'Quan' is Irish and is the reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cúáin ‘descendant of Cúán’. Cúán’ is also an Irish name, and means "little wolf" or "little hound". Quan is also Chinese for "all".


  • The Fire Emblem Treasure family tree reveals that Quan's father is King Calf and his mother is Queen Alfiona, who are both mentioned in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 Illustrated Works.
  • Quan shares his English voice actor, Chris Hackney, with Boey and Dimitri.


See main article: Quan/Gallery.
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