“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 (アレス Aresu, Aless in the Japanese version) is a 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 Leen/Laylea, working under Jabarro's band of mercenaries.
When Seliph's liberation army passes through the border, Ares leaves to fight with Jabarro. Jabarro confesses that Bramsel, the lord of Darna, has imprisoned Leen and urges him to forget about her. Ares, enraged, turns against Jabarro, despite the latter having raised him after Grahnye's death. In order to save Leen, 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 did not betray Eldigan, and that the two were always friends despite how things eventually turned out.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
|Sword - |
Lance - C
(With holy blood bonuses)
- Promotes to Paladin
- Strength: +2
- Magic: +5
- Skill: +3
- Speed: +3
- Defense: +3
- Resistance: +5
- Movement: +1
- +1 to Rank
Ares is one of the most overpowered characters in the game, which is a rather fitting role for the son of Eldigan. He starts out with the Mystletainn, a formidable weapon that bestows its user with the skill Critical, essentially allowing Ares to just about wreck havoc upon the battlefield. The 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.
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, <wife>, The knight Delmud/Tristan, Nanna/Janne And together with them, he devoted himself with all his strength to the reconstruction of an united Agustria. Before long, under the reign of King Ares, Agustria, as Grannvale’s most influent partner, will have an unprecedented development.
|Sword - A|
Tome - D
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
'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 Janne instead of Nanna, Ares will not find out the truth of Eldigan's death.