“Well, my mother fought with the liberation army. After the war we all fled to Silesse. But my mother and baby sister were taken from me, and this pendant is all I have left of her. I found out just recently that it was King Bloom who took them from me. I also found out that my mother had passed away but that my sister was still alive! YOU are my sister! I've come all the way from Silesse for you!”
—Arthur, talking to Tine in her recruitment conversation

Arthur is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the son of Tailtiu and the brother of Tine.

His substitute character is Amid, who is incidentally his cousin.


Separated from his mother and sister from a young age, Arthur perpetually grew up in Silesse alone, mastering the art of Wind Magic. He later meets and travels with Fee to search for Tine, who at the time is in Alster, which leads to the events of Chapter 6. He initially holds a grudge towards his uncle, Bloom, for wrenching his family away from him, but later develops a deep hatred for his aunt, Hilda, as well, as he learns from Tine that she is directly responsible for inflicting the most amount of pain, abuse, and suffering to his mother and sister.


Arthur seems to be rude and harsh on the outside, but is, in actuality, a kind and sensitive individual on the inside, shown in a battle conversation with Fee. Arthur is also cool-headed, logical and sharp in his responses to quips made towards him by Fee.

Arthur's vulnerable side is revealed upon his learning of his mother Tailtiu's tragic fate and the suffering his surviving sister Tine endured. This results in him being concerned, and protective over Tine, as he resolves to never be separated from her ever again.


Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Base StatsEdit

Note: Parent characters are assumed to be at Level 30 by the end of the First Generation.

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood


Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Mage Sprite (M)Mage Tordo Holy BloodMinor Holy Blood IndicatorThrud
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Lead Gold
2 32 3 8 8 8 9 4 5 5 0 Varies
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Wrath (SNES)Wrath

FE4 FireFire - C
FE4 ThunderThunder - B
FE4 WindWind - C

Inherited Items


Growth RatesEdit

Note: Holy Blood bonuses have already been taken into consideration.

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
130% 55% 15% 55% 40% 35% 40% 10%

Promotion GainsEdit

Promoted Class
FE4 Mage Knight Sprite (M) Mage Knight
Str Mag Skl Spd Def Res Mov
+5 +3 +1 +1 +4 +2 +4
Weapon Ranks
FE4 Sword B FE4 Fire +1 FE4 Thunder +1 FE4 Wind +1 *


Arthur is a very competent mage if his father is a magic user paired along with his Wrath skill. Claude will provide him with great growths due to passing down Major Blaggi blood, however, he will not gain any new skills or any tomes. Lewyn can make Arthur a huge asset in the beginning of the game by immediately obtaining Forseti, most of the time being able activate Adept. Tine will not be able to call on Adept as much as her brother initially, but can still make it due to the skillset given to her. Lastly, Azelle passes down Fjalar blood and Pursuit allowing him to double enemies and have high magic. However, this will hold him back defensively, not keeping up with Claude's Luck and Resistance or Lewyn's speed.

Usually, the best father to pick for him is Azelle, due to letting him have Minor Fjalar and Thrud blood together, which will grant him high Skill and Magic. He will also have a good skill combo, Pursuit and Wrath, which will allow him to plow through enemies, due to being able to attack twice with Wrath, something Tailtiu could not do due to her lack of Pursuit. Tied with him is Lewyn, as Arthur will inherit Forseti from the start of the game and will be a consistent powerhouse for most of the second generation thanks to Forseti's natural power and his high Speed growth. While he will lack Pursuit and will not double as consistently, he still will be one of the most solid generation two characters. A Pursuit Ring should be considered, but is ultimately optional.


In Chapter 6, Arthur may speak to Seliph, but nothing will result of it.

In Chapter 7, Arthur can recruit Tine by speaking to her.

In Chapter 8, Arthur may speak to Fee, and she will gain three points of HP and 100 love points with him.

In the Final Chapter, if neither Arthur nor Tine has a lover, he may speak to her, and she will gain one point of luck.

In the Final Chapter, after Freege is captured, if Arthur and Fee are lovers, she may speak to him, and she will gain three points of skill.

Love GrowthsEdit

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

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Mage (M) Map SpriteMage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
9 27 6 10+2 13 11 8 11 5 5
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Magic +2Magic +2
Wrath (FE13)Wrath

TomeIconFE13Tome - D

Elwind FE13Elwind*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Quotes Edit

Genealogy of the Holy War Edit

“Ah, wait! Could you be...”
—Arthur's battle quote versus Tine

“Bloom, I've waited for this day! You're going to pay for taking my mother and little sister!”
—Arthur's battle quote versus Bloom

“Well, I didn't want my sister getting her hands dirty, so...”
—Arthur's battle quote versus Hilda

“Heh... how silly...”
—Arthur's death quote

Awakening Edit

“I can spare a few moments.”
—Arthur's SpotPass parley quote

“Ah! A challenge it is, then.”
—Arthur's SpotPass battle quote

“All right. I'll join you for a spell.”
—Arthur's SpotPass recruitment quote

“You want to fight me? I hope you weren't expecting to win.”
—Arthur's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1

“What's this? A child?”
—Arthur's battle quote versus Ricken in Lost Bloodlines 1

“I was...a fool to make light of...those summoned soldiers...”
—Arthur's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1

“You may think you have your reasons, but we will not yield this land!”
—Arthur's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3

“Then prove your worth by standing against me.”
—Arthur's battle quote versus Ricken in Lost Bloodlines 3

“Nngh... Next time...I hope we meet as allies...”
—Arthur's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3

Endings Edit

Genealogy of the Holy War Edit

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 CountryEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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


Arthur was a mythical king of England who wielded the Excalibur and was aided by his Knights of the Round Table, as well as Merlin and his wife Guinivere. He met a morbid end, due to wounds suffered from his nephew/son Mordred.


  • Since Tailtiu arrives in the game together with Claud, they are often paired together by beginner players. While this will lead to Arthur joining Seliph's army with the Valkyrie Staff in his inventory, he will be unable to use it due to class restrictions. This phenomenon has been adapted into a running gag amongst the creators of the Fire Emblem: 4-koma Manga, where Arthur's attempts to call upon the powers of the staff often result in him either utilising it in an unskillful manner, or even harming his allies with offensive magic.
  • Arthur was one of the scrapped characters in Thracia 776. His in-game portrait can still be seen.
  • The notes from Shouzou Kaga expanded a bit on Arthur's childhood. After being separated from Tailtiu and Tine, Arthur was fortunate that a kind old woman from a neighboring village adopted him and gave him shelter. A traveling merchant (actually Lewyn) later visited him and Arthur learned Wind magic from him before eventually departing to Manster.[1]


See Main Article: Arthur (Genealogy of the Holy War)/Gallery.

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