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“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.

Story Edit

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.

Personality Edit

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Base StatsEdit

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood
Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Social Knight SpriteCavalier Hezul Holy BloodMajor Holy Blood IndicatorHezul
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Lead Gold
7 40 13 0 12 13 6 12 4 8 0 3,000
Skills Weapon Starting Items

PursuitPursuit
ContinueAdept
AmbushVantage

FE4 SwordSword - FE4 Star Rank (Weapons)
FE4 LanceLance - C

MistletainMystletainn
FE4IronLanceIron Lance

Growth RatesEdit

(With holy blood bonuses)

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
130% 90% 5% 20% 30% 50% 40% 30%

Promotion GainsEdit

Promoted Class
FE4 Paladin Sprite (M) Paladin
Str Mag Skl Spd Def Res Mov
+2 +5 +3 +3 +3 +5 +1
Weapon Ranks
FE4 Lance +1

OverallEdit

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.

ConversationsEdit

In Chapter 7, Ares may speak to Seliph, but nothing will result of it.

In Chapter 8, after Conote is captured, Nanna may speak to Ares, resulting in her gaining two points of Strength and two points of Defense.

In the Final Chapter, if Nanna is in love with Ares, Nanna may speak to him, and he will gain three points of Defense.

Love GrowthsEdit

Original and replacement characters have the same love growths unless stated otherwise.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

SpotPassEdit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Dark Knight Map SpriteDark Knight
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
18 65 33 11 31+5 33 16 32 20 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

FE13CurseHex
CrimsoncurseAnathema
Slow Start IconSlow Burn
LifeabsorbLifetaker
Vengeance (FE13)Vengeance

SwordIconFE13Sword - A
TomeIconFE13Tome - D

Mystletainn FE13Mystletainn*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

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.

Base StatsEdit

Title Group
Heroes Ares Sprite
Black Knight
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
7/8/9
33/36/39
7/8/9
26/30/33
6/7/8
30/33/36
4/5/6
14/18/21
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Dark Mystletainn
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze

FEH Sword Sword

SkillsEdit

WeaponEdit
Type Prerequisite Might Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill offense Iron Sword - 6 1 - 50 - -
FEH skill offense Steel Sword - 8 1 - 100 - -
FEH skill offense Slaying Edge - 10 1 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1). 200 - -
FEH skill offense 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 FEH Star Rarity 5 -
SpecialEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects Charge Cost SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze - Boosts Atk by 30%. 4 100 FEH Star Rarity 4 -
FEH skill special Draconic Aura FEH skill special Dragon Gaze Boosts Atk by 30%. 3 200 - FEH Star Rarity 4

Passive:

Name Prerequisite Effects SP Cost Unlocked Type
FEH Brazen Atk Def 1 Brazen Atk/Def 1 - If unit's HP <80% at start of combat, grants Atk/Def +3 during combat. 60 - A
FEH Brazen Atk Def 2 Brazen Atk/Def 2 FEH Brazen Atk Def 1 Brazen Atk/Def 1 If unit's HP <80% at start of combat, grants Atk/Def +5 during combat. 120 - A
FEH Brazen Atk Def 3 Brazen Atk/Def 3 FEH Brazen Atk Def 2 Brazen Atk/Def 2 If unit's HP <80% at start of combat, grants Atk/Def +7 during combat. 240 FEH Star Rarity 4 A
FEH Seal Def 1 Seal Def 1 - Inflicts Def -3 on foe through its next action after combat. 40 - B
FEH Seal Def Res 1 Seal Def/Res 1 FEH Seal Def 1 Seal Def 1 Inflicts Def/Res -3 on foe through its next action after combat. 100 - B
FEH Seal Def Res 2 Seal Def/Res 2 FEH Seal Def Res 1 Seal Def/Res 1 Inflicts Def/Res -5 on foe through its next action after combat. 200 FEH Star Rarity 5 B

Quotes Edit

Genealogy of the Holy War Edit

“You disgust me. I hate to say it, but you're going to die.”
—Ares's battle quote versus Javarro in Chapter 7

“T-this cannnot be... How could I lose...”
—Ares's death quote

Awakening Edit

“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

HeroesEdit

Ares/Heroes Quotes

Endings Edit

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."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem: Light Inheritors Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Mitsuki Oosawa Manga) Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Nattsu Fujimori Manga) Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War Gag Paradise Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Sigurd's Tale Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Last of the Earth Dragons Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Forest and Lake Country Edit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Ares is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:

EtymologyEdit

Ares is the Greek god of war also known under the Roman name of Mars.

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

GalleryEdit

See main article: Ares/Gallery.