“Who of you doesn't recognise this sword? I must warn you the Mystletainn craves blood! So who wants to be its first victim?”
—Ares in Genealogy of the Holy War
Ares is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the son of Eldigan and Grahnye, and is the inheritor of the Demon Sword Mystletainn. In the events of the game, Ares is stationed at Darna alongside Lene/Laylea, working under Javarro's band of mercenaries.
When Seliph's liberation army passes through the border, Ares leaves to fight with Javarro. Javarro confesses that Bramsel, the lord of Darna, has imprisoned Lene and urges him to forget about her. Ares, enraged, turns against Javarro, despite the latter having raised him after Grahnye's death. In order to save Lene, Ares decided to join Seliph's army, albeit reluctantly, as he believes that his father was betrayed by Sigurd. He will later learn of the truth behind his father's death upon meeting Nanna, who explains that Sigurd had not betrayed Eldigan, and that the two had always been friends despite how things had eventually turned out.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
(With holy blood bonuses)
Ares is one of the more powerful characters in the game, which is rather fitting for the son of Eldigan. He starts out with Mystletainn, a formidable weapon that bestows its user with the Critical skill, essentially allowing Ares to wreck havoc upon the battlefield more often than not, but he should be positioned wisely, so as to not overextend him. Mystletainn also gives him a huge +20 boost to Skill, and a +10 boost to Resistance, which further enhances his usefulness as a unit. His Resistance growths are strangely high for a non-magic user, which are, however, highly desired in light of the skirmishes undertaken in Generation 2.
In Chapter 7, Ares may speak to Seliph, but nothing will result of it.
In the Final Chapter, if Nanna is in love with Ares, Nanna may speak to him, and he will gain three points of Defense.
Original and replacement characters have the same love growths unless stated otherwise.
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
- Black Knight
Eldigan's son and heir to Mystletainn. After his parents passed away, he joined up with a mercenary captain called Javarro. Appears in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
|Slaying Edge||-||10||1||Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1).||200||-||-|
|Dark Mystletainn||-||16||1||Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). If Special triggers before or during combat, grants Special cooldown count-2 after combat.||400||-|
|Name||Prerequisite||Effects||Charge Cost||SP Cost||Default||Unlocked|
|Dragon Gaze||-||Boosts Atk by 30%.||4||100||-|
|Draconic Aura||Dragon Gaze||Boosts Atk by 30%.||3||200||-|
|Brazen Atk/Def 1||-||If unit's HP <80% at start of combat, grants Atk/Def +3 during combat.||60||-||A|
|Brazen Atk/Def 2||Brazen Atk/Def 1||If unit's HP <80% at start of combat, grants Atk/Def +5 during combat.||120||-||A|
|Brazen Atk/Def 3||Brazen Atk/Def 2||If unit's HP <80% at start of combat, grants Atk/Def +7 during combat.||240||A|
|Seal Def 1||-||Inflicts Def -3 on foe through its next action after combat.||40||-||B|
|Seal Def/Res 1||Seal Def 1||Inflicts Def/Res -3 on foe through its next action after combat.||100||-||B|
|Seal Def/Res 2||Seal Def/Res 1||Inflicts Def/Res -5 on foe through its next action after combat.||200||B|
Genealogy of the Holy War Edit
“T-this cannnot be... How could I lose...”
—Ares's death quote
“I am the black knight, Ares. Fight now, or flee!”
—Ares's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“What obnoxious patter is this? Do you want me to swat you, fly?”
—Ares's battle quote versus Cynthia in Lost Bloodlines 1
“You think to walk away from this? Amusing.”
—Ares's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3
“The least I can do is grant your last words.”
—Ares's battle quote versus Cynthia in Lost Bloodlines 3
“I'll never lose to dogs like you who answer only to the call of war!”
—Ares's battle quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 1
“I'm no better than any man, but if it's a fight you want—”
—Ares's battle quote versus Brady in Rogues & Redeemers 1
“Leave, or slake my blade's thirst.”
—Ares's battle quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 2
“Leave, boy, before I make you a scabbard for my sword.”
—Ares's battle quote versus Brady in Rogues & Redeemers 2
“Prepare to feel the bite of Ares' blade…”
—Ares's battle quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 3
“You? I might die of laughter first.”
—Ares's battle quote versus Brady in Rogues & Redeemers 3
“Are all your kind... such titans on the battlefield?”
—Ares's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“You didn't...look that tough...”
—Are's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3
“No...this is all wrong...”
—Ares's death quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 1
“You may be strong...but this won't end with me...”
—Ares's death quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 2
“What an unfitting end...for the knight in black…”
—Ares's death quote as an enemy, in Rogues & Redeemers 3
Genealogy of the Holy War Edit
"After its civil war, Agustria was annexed by Grannvale and was under the supervision of a strict and despotic administration. And so, the establishment of a new united nation was the wish of everyone, and that wish was entrusted to Eldigan the Lionheart’s Royal House of Nordion. The people welcomed Ares’ return to the country with wild enthusiasm, as they saw in Ares the likeness of King Eldigan in his prime. Ares returned to the country along with, among others, his sweetheart [Lover], the knight Diarmuid/Tristan and Nanna/Jeanne. Together with them, he devoted himself with all his strength to the reconstruction of a united Agustria. Before long, under the reign of King Ares, Agustria, as Grannvale’s most influent partner, would know an unprecedented development."
Ares is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:
Ares is the Greek god of war also known under the Roman name of Mars.
- As it is possible for Eldigan to be killed by Sigurd instead of Chagall, Nanna's dialogue avoids directly saying that Sigurd did not kill Eldigan.
- If Seliph's army has Jeanne instead of Nanna, Ares will not find out the truth of Eldigan's death.
- Ares's portrait is an edited version of his father, Eldigan's.
- See main article: Ares/Gallery.