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“Thrown around by Skrimir, cornered by General Zelgius, and now this. Can someone tell me why I always seem to pull the short straw?”
—Ranulf, before he fights Nailah in Radiant Dawn.

Ranulf is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is a Cat Laguz, and is a trusted vassal of King Caineghis.


Path of Radiance[]

When Gallia sends an army to aid in the effort to liberate Crimea, Ranulf is sent as its commander.

After Ike's group manages to save a number of prisoners in Chapter 10, Ranulf proceeds to lead them to Port Toha and hire Nasir's services to safely transport them to the domains of Begnion. He later bumps into a passing Beorc woman quite by accident, revealing his true identity as a Laguz. She reacts by shrieking the derogatory term "sub-human", attracting the attention of other passing civilians. Ranulf then finds himself the victim of their physical and verbal abuse, with one of them exclaiming that "stinking sub-humans need to learn [their] place". Ike, unable to quell his rage and confusion towards the civilians' hostile behavior towards his friend, proceeds to step in and guard Ranulf from sustaining any further violence from them. The civilians see his act of bravado as an act of betrayal to the Beorc race, whereupon they request aid from the Toha vigilantes to capture Ike's forces and hand them over to the Daein army.

When Ranulf is later questioned as to why he chose not to retaliate in the face of adversity, he admits that he is unable to jeopardize the alliance shared between Gallia and Crimea, regardless of the ill will the Crimeans bear towards him. After seeing Ike's forces off on Nasir's ship, Ranulf returns to the town square of Port Toha, where he chances upon the Black Knight. A duel will ensue between the two of them thereafter, where Ranulf discovers that he is unable to inflict any damage onto his opponent. As he faces imminent defeat at the Black Knight's hands, Sephiran warps into the vicinity and commands the Black Knight to step down, giving Ranulf the opportunity to make his escape.

Ranulf will later reappear before the battle in Chapter 23 breaks out, where he reveals that the Gallian elders have agreed to "lend [the country's] full support to Princess Crimea's efforts to liberate her homeland." He then joins the Crimean Liberation Army, aiding Ike's forces in the subsequent battles and skirmishes that they undertake.

After the Mad King Ashnard is defeated, Ranulf brings Reyson, Leanne and Lorazieh back to Gallia as very important guests.

Radiant Dawn[]

Ranulf returns in as a prominent figure in Gallia. When the Laguz Alliance declares war on the Begnion Empire in Part 3 of the game, Ranulf hires Ike and the Greil Mercenaries to fight for the Alliance. He is appointed as a sub-commander of the Gallian army, and serves under the brazen and rash Skrimir, who is revealed to be the promising successor and nephew to King Caineghis.

Ranulf is later spared when Ashera casts her judgment upon the continent of Tellius. He may be brought into the Tower of Guidance to reverse this judgment and restore peace amongst its inhabitants once again.


Ranulf is a bright and friendly individual, and has the tendency to be cheeky when he addresses others. He is also rather intuitive, and is the first character to realize that Zelgius is the Black Knight.

Ranulf is also one to not nurse grudges. This may be observed when Ike accidentally refers to the Laguz race as sub-humans, whereupon Ranulf, understanding that he lacks any knowledge of the Laguz at the time, takes his apology.

Ranulf may be carefree, but he's tactical and willing to take risks. These may be observed in his attempts to challenge Zelgius, Skrimir, and even the Black Knight to duels, despite being fully aware of the obvious difference in strength.


Path of Radiance[]


  • Chapter 23: Automatically from the start.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Ranulf Cat (Untransformed) Sprite
Cat (Untransformed)

FE9 Ranulf Cat (Transformed) Sprite
Cat (Transformed)
FE9Wind Wind








SkillsWeaponStarting Items
--FE9 Claw (Cat) Claw
FE9Elixer Elixir

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
130% 50% 0% 55% 55% 35% 35% 20%

Support Conversations[]

See also: Ranulf/Supports

Radiant Dawn[]


Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Endgame
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 E A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected ╳=Not allowed

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Ranulf Cat (Untransformed) Sprite
Cat (Untransformed)

FE10 Ranulf Cat (Transformed) Sprite
Cat (Transformed)
FE10Wind Wind









SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Shove ShoveFE10 Strike Strike - AFE10 Claw (Cat) Claw
FE10satorisign Satori Sign
FE10concoction Concoction
FE10olivigrass Olivi Grass

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 30% 15% 40% 35% 55% 15% 10%


RD Biorhythm A

Bond Support[]

Fire Emblem Engage[]

Bond Ring[]

Hero from beyond Elyos and a beast warrior from Gallia. An easygoing laguz shape-shifter who can become a massive cat. Though he appears laid-back, he's utterly fearless in combat.
Bond Ring Ranulf
FE17 C Rank Bond RingC Rank HP +2
FE17 B Rank Bond RingB Rank HP +2 Str +1
World FE17 A Rank Bond RingA Rank HP +2 Str +1 Def +1
Ike Emblem Ring Radiant Hero FE17 S Rank Bond RingS Rank HP +5 Str +1 Def +1

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Friend of Nations
A cat warrior from Gallia, the home of the beast tribe of laguz. Though young, his king trusts him deeply. Considered the right hand of the future king. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Ranulf SpriteTitle
Friend of Nations
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
FEH skill offense Covert Cat Fang
FEH skill support Rally Defense
FEH Green Beast Beast


FEH skill offenseWhelp (Cavalry)---
Yearling (Cavalry)---
Adult (Cavalry)---
Covert Cat Fang-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill supportRally Defense-FEH Star Rarity 5-
Rally Atk/DefRally Defense-FEH Star Rarity 5
Rally Atk/Def+Rally Atk/Def-FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Chill Atk 1 Chill Atk 1--
FEH Chill Atk 2 Chill Atk 2FEH Chill Atk 1 Chill Atk 1-
FEH Chill Atk 3 Chill Atk 3FEH Chill Atk 2 Chill Atk 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Spur Def 1 Spur Def 1--
FEH Spur Def 2 Spur Def 2FEH Spur Def 1 Spur Def 1-
FEH Ward Beasts Ward BeastsFEH Spur Def 2 Spur Def 2FEH Star Rarity 5


Secret Book (Artwork)
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Base Set[]
Skill Inheritance Options[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Friend of Nations Ranulf
Ranulf friend of nations pop01 Ranulf might still be young, but this fearless feline's already renowned across Gallia for being a talented warrior.
Ranulf friend of nations pop02 During the war between Daein and Crimea, Ranulf fought alongside Ike and the Greil Mercenaries. After the war, he served as an assistant to Skrimir, the heir to the Gallian throne.
Ranulf friend of nations pop03 When transformed, Ranulf's fangs and claws are as sharp as knives—I sure wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of those!
Ranulf friend of nations pop04 It's a good thing that he's got a very welcoming personality, whether he's dealing with beorc or laguz. I'm sure it wouldn't take long for him to become friends with us!
Closely Associated Characters
Caineghis The leonine king of Gallia. He protects Princess Elincia and orders Ranulf to help the Greil Mercenaries restore order to Crimea.


Path of Radiance[]

“Ah, this is awful. What am I supposed to do if I can't fight? I'd make a terrible farmer... Blast! Sorry, Ike! I have to withdraw! Stay safe and win!”
—Ranulf's retreat quote

Radiant Dawn[]

Part IV Chapter 2[]

  • Ranulf: Arg! Like being hit...with a mountain...
  • Tibarn: Ranulf! Enough! Get back! I can't let you die! What would I tell King Caineghis and Skrimir?
  • Ranulf: ...I'm sorry, King Tibarn...
“Ike... I'm leaving everything in your hands... With you in command, I know I can be at peace when I...”
—Ranulf's death quote from Part IV onwards


Ranulf/Heroes Quotes


Friend of Nations (良き友 Yoki tomo, lit. Good Friend)
Ranulf was often run ragged by advising the new king. While he winced at his duties, Ranulf still indulged Skrimir.
Ranulf and Ike
After seeing Skrimir crowned as king, Ranulf set off on a journey, saying only, "There's so much I haven't seen."

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Ranulf is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 168 CYL Ranulf RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
171 CYL Ranulf POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
CYL2 69
CYL Ranulf POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
CYL Ranulf RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL3 26
(From highest)
CYL Ranulf POR Portrait
Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn
(From combined)
CYL4 134
CYL Ranulf POR Portrait
Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn
CYL5 102
CYL Ranulf RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
CYL6 96
CYL Ranulf RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
CYL7 112
CYL Ranulf RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance

CYL8 101
CYL Ranulf RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance


Ranulf is the Scottish transliteration of Randolf (Shield Wolf). The name, introduced by the Scandinavians, is derived from the Old Norse name Reginúlfr, and is composed of two elements: Regin, which means "advice" and "decision", and úlfr, which means "wolf".

Lay is a variant of Lea, Leah, Lee, Ley or Leigh, meaning "meadow" or "field".


  • Ranulf appears to exhibit Heterochromia iridum qualities, as his left eye is minty-green, while his right eye is purple. This trait is similarly exhibited by Idunn from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and Peri from Fates.
  • Ranulf's eyes switch color depending on which way his portrait is facing in Path of Radiance. If he is facing to the left, his right eye will be purple while his left is green; if he is facing to the right, his left eye will be purple and his right eye will be green.
  • Ranulf is the only Laguz character that appears in One Hundred Songs of Heroes.
  • Ranulf shares his English voice actor, Armen Taylor, with Miklan from Three Houses and Three Hopes.


See main article: Ranulf/Gallery.