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“Hah… If these old bones can do you any good, they're yours. To fight against the Empire is all I could want!”

Xavier is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. A former general of Leonster, he is forced to work for the Grannvale Empire under Gustav after his country fell to protect his people from annihilation.


Xavier first appears when Leif's army storms Leonster in Chapter 18, where he is taunted by Gustav for being a traitor to his country. Filled with shame over his position, Xavier agrees that he will not be accepted by his people even if he tries to rejoin them, and thus takes up arms to fight against Leif's army.

Leif, desiring to persuade Xavier to rejoin him, devises a plan with August to convince the general's eight lieutenants to defect by getting their family members to talk to them. If Leif's army succeeds in completing this difficult mission, Leif will be able to speak to Xavier.

Xavier, grateful to be able to see his liege grown up into a fine leader, expresses remorse over his role in betraying his country. Leif does not blame him, and instead apologizes for having abandoned Leonster, before thanking the general for having worked tirelessly to protect his country's people. The prince then requests that Xavier lend him his aid, and the general will join the liberation army.

Xavier then goes on to continue supporting Leif in his cause to liberate Northern Thracia from the Grannvale Empire. He works alongside Leif to build the New Kingdom of Thracia thereafter, where his rich experience and vast knowledge are said to be invaluable in making important decisions.


Xavier is a man of honor with a strong love for his country, willing to sacrifice his personal dignity in order to protect his people from coming under harm. This is clearly shown through the way he appeases the antagonistic Grannvale Empire by agreeing to fight for them, under the condition that they do not bring harm to the Leonster civilians.

Xavier is also known to be a sentimental person, as can be seen in his conversation with Leif, where he is clearly overcome by emotion over seeing the prince's growth into an esteemed leader.



Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
FE5 General General 18 Enemy Have all the NPC civilians speak to the 8 Armor Axes positioned near Xavier. Talk with Leif afterwards

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FE5 General General
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Wrath (SNES) Wrath
Charge Charge
Big shield Great Shield
FE5 Sword Icon Sword - C
FE5 Lance Icon Lance - E
FE5 Axe Icon Axe - A
FE5 Bow Icon Bow - A
Masteraxe Master Axe
FE5killerbow Killer Bow

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov
50% 40% 45% 55% 50% 70% 15% 10% 1%

Support Bonus[]

Supported by
Character Bonus
Fire Emblem 5 Leaf Portrait
  • Supports give a bonus to Hit, Critical, Avoid, and Dodge
  • Supporting characters must be within a three tile radius for the support to come into effect


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.

Xavier is a solid addition to your army the moment he joins. He has access to all weapon types save for Tomes and Staves, possesses a Leadership Star, and comes with three powerful skills: Wrath, Charge, and Great Shield. The combination of his high base Defense, HP, Strength, and Skill, along with Wrath and Great Shield, makes him a fierce defensive unit that is difficult to defeat by enemies. Xavier also lacks the traditional General weakness of low Movement; he has standard promoted infantry movement of 6, and most remaining maps are indoors.

Taking advantage of Xavier's A rank in Bows and Axes allows him to use any non-personal weapon in the game from either type right from the start. As he is the only unit to arrive with an A rank in Bows, a weapon very rarely used by units within Thracia 776, he thus has near exclusive access to A and B rank bows like the Brave and Master Bows.

Aside from the difficulty of recruiting him, Xavier's only real downside is his unimpressive base Speed of 6. He has a good growth and can be scrolled, but for the most part, he will not double faster enemy units such as Heroes and Berserkers unless he wields Brave and Master weapons. His Wrath skill can compensate for this when fighting defensively, though.

It is worth noting that Xavier is one of only two playable characters able to use Lances indoors, the other being a promoted Dalsin, though contrary to his manual artwork, Lances are his lowest weapon skill at E rank and raising it will be a time-consuming process.


“…Let's get this over with, shall we?”
—Xavier's battle quote, Chapter 18
“F-Forgive me, Lord Leif… Glory… to Leonster…!”
—Xavier's death quote, Chapter 18
“No… I cannot bear this disgrace… I can't stand it any longer…”
—Xavier's quote if he is captured and released, Chapter 18
“Forgive me…Lord Leif… Glory be to Leonster!”
—Xavier's death quote in Thracia 776.


Xavier - Loyal Warhorse (忠義の老将軍, Chūgi no rō shōgun)
Xavier devoted himself to the establishment of Leif's New Kingdom of Thracia. A man of ample experience and knowledge, his advice always identified the root of a problem. While the New Kingdom of Thracia's government was still developing, younger staff found his counsel invaluable.

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 722 CYL Xavier 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL2 717
CYL Xavier 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL3 532
CYL Xavier 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL4 543
CYL Xavier 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL5 470
CYL Xavier 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL6 479
CYL Xavier 776 Portrait
Thracia 776

CYL7 400
CYL Xavier 776 Portrait
Thracia 776


  • Xavier's manual artwork depicts him with a Lance, despite the fact that his Lance weapon level is the lowest of all his weapon levels.
  • Xavier, Olwen, Ilios and Galzus share identical growth rates.
  • Along with Selphina, whose Bow rank is B, Xavier is the only bow unit in Thracia 776 to join with a bow rank above rank E.