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Truman is a boss character encountered in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Stats

Starting Class
FE5 General.gif General
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefBldMovLSMS
5331136521214620
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Big shield.gifGreat ShieldFE5 Sword Icon.pngSword - B
FE5 Lance Icon.pngLance - E
FE5 Axe Icon.pngAxe - E
FE5 Bow Icon.pngBow - D
Greatsword.gifGreat Sword
FE5longbow.pngLongbow
FE5vulnerary.pngVulnerary
  • Note that stats may vary due to auto-leveling

Overview

Truman has relatively poor stats for a boss. Just a few chapters after this, the player will be consistently dealing with the likes of Gomes, Marlock, and Largo. Despite Truman's poor stats, it is probably not in the player's best interest to engage him, due to the fact that the vastly more competent Galzus will appear near him on turn 15. Truman is also supported by multiple siege Bishops and a slew of Elfire Mages.

Truman's force will advance Leif's forces if any of the castle guards engage one of the player's units, but are thankfully easier to engage in this condition due to the presence of choke points within the city, as well as the fact that they will no longer be under the protection of the siege Bishops. Truman himself will not advance, however, so the player will have to engage him aggressively if they wish to defeat him.

If the player has a relatively powerful force (a good possibility if the player is playing Elite Mode), the player should be able to cautiously engage the enemy and emerge the victor.

Etymology

Truman is likely named after president Harry S. Truman, who presided over the U.S. Army in the closing year of World War II. As he came into office weeks before the German surrender, his command was largely limited to the Allies' war against Japan. This forms a minor theme with the boss of the following chapter whose name is derived from Truman's successor, Dwight D. Eisenhower.


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