“I'm a spy. I go on secret missions to gather information, steal things, check on people...that kind of thing”
—Astolfo in Chapter 8: The Reunion

Astolfo (アストール Asutōru, Astore in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is a spy working for Ostia.


Astolfo met Hector for the first time when Astolfo tried to loot Castle Ostia. Astolfo was in the middle of stealing loot when Hector found him. Impressed by his skill, Hector hired him as a spy. He hastens back to the city upon news of Hector's death but is too late to stop a rebellion.

Some time before the events of the game, back when he was known as Gorlois, Astolfo was the husband of Igrene and had lived happily with her in Arcadia. However, his risky occupation as a spy forced him to abandon her years ago while repelling a bandit raid, as he did not wish to see her put through any danger on his account, thus "killing" the Gorlois identity. They also had a daughter; however, it can be assumed that Astolfo left before he could be made aware that Igrene was pregnant, as the child is never mentioned in any support conversations. In those, he is portrayed as an indirect war victim, having to abandon his wife to conceal her from the danger that comes from his work as a spy. Their daughter died early in her life.

After the war, he disappeared without a trace.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Thief Map Sprite Thief GBADark Dark
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
10 25 7 8 15 11 7 3 8 6
Weapon Starting Items

Sword Sword - C

IronswordIron Sword

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 35% 40% 50% 15% 20% 20%


Of the three thieves, Astolfo has the highest bases of the three of them. Unlike the other two thieves, he has a decent Sword rank allowing him to use Killing Edges at base, and the 1-2 range Light Brand obtained in his joining chapter. Astolfo, due to his bases, is much more suited for combat compared to the other two thieves, and may, therefore, be the best thief in the game.


See also: Astolfo/Supports


Astolfo - Shadow of Ostia

After the war, Astolfo's name disappeared from the records. Legends say that he worked to rebuild Ostia, but nothing else about him is known.


Astolfo was one of the Paladins of Charlemagne, as made famous in The Matter of France.

The name Gorlois comes from Arthurian legend. Gorlois was the Duke of Cornwall and the first husband of Igraine before Uther Pendragon.


“This looks dangerous... Not that that's anything new. ”
—Astolfo in the final chapter of The Binding Blade.

“Finally, the fun part can start...”
—Astolfo's Death Quote in The Binding Blade

Trivia Edit

  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Astolfo landed 75th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, which statistically would make him the least popular playable character in the game.