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Not to be confused with Ruger.

“......That day... I learned that it is the strong who consume the weak in nature. That is true anywhere, be it Sacae...or Bern!”
—Rutger talking to Dayan in a support conversation.

Rutger is a playable Myrmidon from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

He appears as a Sticker known as Rutoga in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and makes a very brief cameo in chapter 6 and 17 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.

ProfileEdit

A swordsman from Bulgar in Sacae, Rutger looks more like someone from Bern than he does from Sacae, which is a very rare occurrence. When Bern invaded Sacae, Rutger was the only one spared because Bern's forces mistook Rutger for one of them. Since then, he went on a journey to avenge his family.

Employed under Laus, Rutger frees Clarine after she has been kidnapped by Marquess Erik. He then comes out as an opponent, until he saw Roy’s party fighting Bern and joined the party right after.

After the war, he disappeared, supposedly no longer seeking revenge.

PersonalityEdit

Distant and aloof to the point of preferring to be alone, Rutger is empathetic to others, as he did rescue Clarine and even apologized to her when he accidentally made her cry in their B-support, and tries to encourage Fir to be herself rather than emulating him.

Originally he simply lived with the aim to enact revenge upon Bern, but while fighting with Roy’s party, he begins to hesitate with living solely for that purpose, with Dayan and Karel serving as especially large influences on him.

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem: The Binding BladeEdit

Description: A young man seeking revenge on Bern.

Base StatsEdit

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Male Myrmidon Map Sprite MyrmidonGBADark Dark
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
4227121325075
WeaponStarting Items
Sword Sword - CKillingedgeKilling Edge

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Male Myrmidon Map Sprite MyrmidonGBADark Dark
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
4269141546175
WeaponStarting Items
Sword Sword - CKillingedgeKilling Edge

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Herocrest Hero Crest FE8 Male Swordmaster Map Sprite Swordmaster
1 +5 +2 +2 +1 +3 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
Sword +1

SupportsEdit

See also: Rutger/Supports.

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Dex Agl Lck Def
80% 30% 60% 50% 30% 20% 20%

OverallEdit

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In Hard Mode, Rutger can prove to be a very reliable unit. His bases are higher than Dieck's and his offense is comparable to Marcus' early in the game. He is one of the few units to have enough accuracy to reliably hit some of the game's bosses. With a Killing Edge he is easily the best boss killer in the game. He will only become stronger upon promotion, where he gains +30 critical. He has enough speed to double practically every enemy in the game but Gel. While his strength growth is not spectacular, his base of 9 (in Hard mode), along with +2 strength granted upon promotion, should leave him with a sufficient amount of strength. He also has fairly high HP and usable defense. His only real flaws are his lack of ranged options and average movement.

Rutger's support triangle with Clarine and Dieck boosts his already high critical rate to extreme levels. With a Wo Dao and A/B support with them, Rutger can reach over 100 critical. This support also boosts his already good avoid. It should be noted that Dieck's supports with both Rutger and Clarine build very slowly. If the player is patient enough, this support triangle can make Rutger a highly lethal unit. Otherwise, Clarine supports with Rutger easily enough and that alone yields nice Avoid and Crit bonunes that will generally suffice.

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Lone Swordsman
A swordsman from Bulgar, a trading city in Sacae. He swore vengeance against Bern after they killed his people, leaving only him alive.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Heroes Rutger Sprite (3*)Title
Lone Swordsman
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
19
40
7
28
8
35
6
25
4
21
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Steel SwordFEH Sword Sword
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Rutger Sprite (4* & 5*)Title
Lone Swordsman
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
19
41
8
30
9
37
6
26
4
22
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Slaying Edge
FEH skill special Retribution
FEH Sword Sword
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Rutger Sprite (4* & 5*)Title
Lone Swordsman
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
20
44
8
32
9
39
7
29
5
24
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Slaying Edge
FEH skill special Retribution
FEH Sword Sword

SkillsEdit

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Sword---
Steel Sword-FEH Star Rarity 3-
Slaying Edge-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Slaying Edge+Slaying Edge-FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialRetribution-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
VengeanceRetribution-FEH Star Rarity 4
AFEH Atk Def Bond 1 Atk/Def Bond 1--
FEH Atk Def Bond 2 Atk/Def Bond 2FEH Atk Def Bond 1 Atk/Def Bond 1FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Atk Def Bond 3 Atk/Def Bond 3FEH Atk Def Bond 2 Atk/Def Bond 2FEH Star Rarity 4
BFEH Vantage 1 Vantage 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Vantage 2 Vantage 2FEH Vantage 1 Vantage 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Vantage 3 Vantage 3FEH Vantage 2 Vantage 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Possible EndingsEdit

Rutger - Surly Myrmidon (孤高の剣士 Kokō no kenshi, Lone Swordsman)
"Rutger disappeared without a trace after the war. He was reportedly sighted in various places around the continent, but his name only appears in the records of the war."

QuotesEdit

“...No...more...”
—Rutger's death quote in The Binding Blade.
“...It begins.”
—Rutger's final battle quote in The Binding Blade.

HeroesEdit

Rutger/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

Sticker InfoEdit

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Rutoga

Brawl Sticker Rutoga Fire Emblem: The The Binding Blade [Slash] - Resistance +12
Usable by: Marth, Ike


Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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

EtymologyEdit

Rutger is Dutch for Roger.[1] The pronunciation would actually be ルトッハー Rutohhā in Japanese because the letter 'g' is pronounced as [ɣ] (a voiced velar fricative) in Dutch. Rutger itself means famous spear.

TriviaEdit

  • On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Rutger won 2nd place  out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, second only to Roy. The male-female vote ratio is 2:1. The voter comments seem to generally focus on his character design, his brooding and reserved personality, and his versatility as a Myrmidon/Swordmaster.
  • Rutger was a meme due to his high Critical Rate as a Swordmaster, thus giving him the nickname "Critger."

GalleryEdit

See main article: Rutger/Gallery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1]
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