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“Useless guards! But very well. Witness my magic...and bow down before its power!”
—Wagner's battle quote

Wagner is the boss of Chapter 6 of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

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Wagner was originally a trusted retainer of Lord Orun, the Marquess of Thria, a territory of Lycia. However, after Bern's invasion of Lycia, Wagner decided to betray Orun.

When Wagner heard Roy's group was passing through Thria on their way to the Lycian territory of Ostia with Bern's princess Guinivere, he realized they would likely stop at Castle Thria for rest. Knowing this, he assassinated Lord Orun, and planned to invite Roy's group into the castle with the excuse that Lord Orun was ill, then ambush the group and capture the princess. He would then give her to Bern to earn the country's favor.

He discussed this plan with the Thrian soldiers, who were under his command, though the plan was heard by Cath. Wagner then invited Roy and his group into the castle, and briefly left them alone in a room. While Wagner was gone, Cath approached Roy and informed him of Lord Orun's death and Wagner's plan.

Roy then made his way to the front exit of Castle Thria with his company only to be approached again by Wagner, who asked where he was going. Roy said he was leaving unless he could see Lord Orun. Wagner then decided to simply attack and kill Roy's group with his forces, not wishing to let them go. Roy's forces, knowing they were surrounded on all sides, then decided to capture Castle Thria.

Wagner is killed in the battle at Castle Thria defending the Throne of the castle.

Personality[]

Wagner is a rather cunning and manipulative individual, taking advantage of Lord Orun's trusting personality to initiate his plan. He seems to think highly of himself and his strategies, becoming flabbergasted when his plan ultimately fails.

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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.

Wagner is the first actual Magic wielding Boss of The Binding Blade, which makes him somewhat tough for this early chapter. In comparison with other Shaman bosses in the GBA titles, he has higher Speed and access to a Throne. The combination of these two factors can make him surprisingly difficult to hit. His high resistance makes him practically invulnerable to any magic attacks, and any physical attackers with low resistance can take a decent amount of damage from his magic attacks. Fortunately, Wagner only has Flux at his disposal, which is not particularly accurate. A decently trained Rutger or Dieck should be nimble enough to dodge Wagner's attacks often or have enough HP to survive at least one hit from Flux.

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“No... My plan...was flawless...”
—Wagner's death quote

Etymology[]

Wagner is a German surname that evolved from Waganari, an older Germanic surname that, in English, means 'wagon-maker'.

Trivia[]

  • Wagner's portrait is a palette swap of Nord.
    • Among the bosses with palette swaps, Wagner is one of the few who isn't the same class as their counterpart, although the Shaman is the unpromoted version of the Druid.
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