“We are members of the proud Ilian Mercenary Knights. This is a battle that will determine the world's fate... And to us, that isn't all. The reputation of the Ilian Mercenary Knights will be determined by our actions and how we fight in this battle.”
—Zelot in a support conversation with Trec

Zelot (Jerrot in some fan translations) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is the head of the Ilian mercenaries. Trec and Noah both work for him and respect him. He is the husband of the pegasus knight Juno, and has one daughter.

He makes a brief cameo appearance in Chapter 18 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.


The captain of the Ilian Mercenaries, Zelot is married to Juno and they have a child who he has not met before, because he was always away fullfiling his job as a mercenary at various wars. He was requested by Lord Hector to defend Ostia against Bern while Hector was on the front, but the rebellion occurred before Zelot and his crew could get there.

He refuses General Leygance offers to work for the enemies and still stay loyal to Hector's faction. He ran into Roy’s party while suppressing the rebellion, and joins forces with him if talked by Trec, Noah or Roy himself.

In Ilia route, when reaching Edessa, Zelot discovers that his own castle has been seized by General Murdock of Bern and that his wife, Juno, was kidnaped and kept as a hostage. With the assistance of Roy, along with his sisters-in-law, Shanna and Thea, they rush to free her. When he talked to Juno, for his relief, he finds that she had already decided to fight alongside the Etrurian army.

Fighting together alongside Roy's army, they defeat Roartz, who had hidden in the castle. After liberating Ilia, Zelot, with his wife and in laws, lead Roy to where Maltet, the Divine Weapon of Barigan, is hidden. After the war ends, Zelot and his wife unify the knights Ilia and he becomes it's first king.


Standing by the beliefs of Ilia, Zelot is both strong and compassionate. Despite being stern and pratical minded, Zelot’s does not have a solely strict personality. He is applied and works hard to provide for his wife and daughter and to prevent from his family failling apart in hard times of war. Despite sharing the same dreams of his wife Juno, of a peaceful and stable future for Ilia, he is way more pragmatic and cynical in his approach, sometimes even feeling hopeleness, fearing that he will never be able to change the mercenaries life or bring a better future to his land.

Zelot is very patient when dealing with the younger mercenaries that work under him, Noah and Trec, and he is able to train them to their full potential. He is also a bit awkward when dealing with his sisters in law Shanna and Thea.


Base StatsEdit

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Paladin Map Sprite PaladinGBADark Dark
WeaponStarting Items
Sword Sword - C
Lance Lance - A
Axe Axe - D
SteelswordSteel Sword
SteelLanceSteel Lance

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75% 25% 20% 20% 15% 30% 15%


See also: Zelot/Support


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Despite Zelot's low growths, he can remain potent up until the Sacae/Ilia split due to his great base stats, class and weapon ranks. His bases are somewhat higher than Marcus, meaning he can make the kills Marcus may struggle with later on. His C swords enables his Steel swords, Armorslayers, Wyrmslayers and Killing Edges at base, while his A lances enables him every non-Maltet lance in the game. In all, he's an early joining prepromoted paladin which is a major boon to players as having a spare paladin is very useful whether for combat, rescuing or visiting far away areas.


Zelot - Leader of Knights (騎士を統べる者 Kishi wo suberu mono)
"Zelot returned to Ilia, where he worked to rebuild the ruined land. He eventually united the Knights' Union of Ilia into the Kingdom of Ilia, and he left his name in history as the nation's first king."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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


A "zealot" refers to a radical follower of a faith or cause, taken from the Zealots, a 1st century Jewish faction that tried to incite rebellion against the Roman Empire and expel them from the Holy Land.


  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Zelot landed 64th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • Zelot, Noah, and Trec all share the exact same Defense growth, and almost exactly the same HP growth. (with Trec being the exception with 10% more in the growth)


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