Official artwork of Azel from the Super Tactics Book.
“Yeah, when I heard that you had been kidnapped, I couldn't concentrate on anything! I came as fast as I could.”
Azel (アゼル Azeru) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. A mage and nobleman of Velthomer, and a descendant of Fala, he is also the son of Victor and paternal half-brother of Arvis, with his mother being Cigyun's favorite maid. Worried about the cleric Adean, he drags his friend Lex into joining Sigurd's army in the events of the prologue chapter. He is also childhood friends with the Thunder Mage Tailto.
Azel's fate after the Battle of Belhalla is unknown, with certain rumors suggesting that he is taken into custody by Arvis, and others suggesting that he succumbs to an unnamed illness. This is most likely credited to Arvis's words to Sigurd, "Azel may be a half-brother of mine, but he means the world to me." Shouzou Kaga originally intended for Azel to appear in the second generation, where it is discovered that he has been turned into a statue, alongside the other survivors from the Battle of Belhalla.
Azel is shy and studious, with both traits being exemplified when compared to his hotheaded friend Lex and his happy-go-lucky childhood friend Tailto. This may be attributed to the fact that he is the bastard child of Victor, resulting in him being constantly bullied by most of his peers.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
|Pursuit||Fire - B|
Thunder - C
Wind - C
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
- Promotes to Mage Knight
- Strength: +5
- Magic: +3
- Skill: +1
- Speed: +1
- Defense: +4
- Resistance: +2
- Movement: +4
- B Rank
- +1 to Rank
- +1 to Rank
- +1 to Rank
Azel begins as a Mage who primarily specializes in Fire Magic and suffers from relatively low movement. While Azel starts out rather weak, he will eventually become very useful after being promoted to a Mage Knight, as said class's high movement will boost his versatility on the battlefield. It is recommended that he gets hold of either the Elfire or Elwind tomes the moment they are made available in the game, as the standard Fire tome serves to further compromise his usability as a unit.
Generally, he is best paired with either Tailto, Raquesis or Ferry. In these cases, their children will gain high Magic and Resistance. This is especially recommended for Tailto's children, who wield magic-based weapons.
Pairing him with Adean is rather risky: While Lana will definitely benefit from the high Magic stats, Lester will not get the skills he needs, alongside not being able to receive a decent starting weapon. Furthermore, his Strength will be greatly impeded from this particular pairing.
In the Prologue, Azel may speak to Sigurd, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 1, Azel may speak to Adean, resulting in her gaining 100 love points with him.
In Chapter 4, if neither Tailto nor Azel has lovers, she may speak to him, resulting in her gaining five points of HP and 100 love points with him.
In Chapter 5, Lex may speak to Azel, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 5, if Tailto and Azel are lovers, she may speak to him, but nothing will result of it.
- Deirdre: N/A
- Ethlyn: N/A
- Adean: 120+1
- Ayra: 0+2
- Raquesis: 50+2
- Ferry: 50+2
- Sylvia: 0+3
- Briggid: 150+3
- Tailto: 120+3
Azel is a name of Hebrew origin, which hereby means 'noble'.
- According to a note from Shouzou Kaga about a what-if scenario for a third section of the game, Azel would've lived and had his story expanded rather dramatically, although the story treats it that he's paired with Tailto. In this scenario, Azel retreated to Silesse with Tailto after seeing her mentally exhausted after the death of Reptor, to cheer her up by letting her see little Arthur, thereby surviving the Battle of Belhalla and continued to form up small resistance against Arvis, but due to Arvis winning support from the people, Azel instead ended up being branded as a villain by the population and he decided to confront his brother to speak man-to-man about this. Unfortunately, Manfroy ambushed him and turned him to stone and kept his statue on the Royal Palace's underground (instead of Yied Desert), and kept knowledge of this event from Arvis at all costs. Some time after Seliph's victory, Julia undid Azel's petrification with the power of Naga and eventually he was able to reunite with Arthur, Teeny and a resurrected Tailto.