“Especially we laguz. Without a fight now and then, we go a bit strange in the head.”
—Caineghis, in the Epilogue
Caineghis (カイネギス, Kainegisu) is a non-playable character in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and a playable character in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is the King of Gallia, the nation of Beast tribe Laguz. He hopes for a day when beorc and laguz can live together in peace.
The valorous king of Gallia, home of the beast tribe and a pivotal laguz nation in the war. Befitting of the name “Lion King”, he is endowed with an impressive physique and nuanced political insight.
Wanting to preserve the friendship between the Kingdom of Crimea and Gallia he had fostered during Ramon’s time on the throne, he declared a soldier exchange program. During that time, he met a young Titania. He also employed Greil as a mercenary and found him to be a particularly brave man, which was also how he met Ike.
Path of RadianceEdit
When news of the Daein invasion reached Gallia, Caineghis quickly mobilizes his soldiers, but later laments that he was too late to prevent Greil’s untimely death in battle.
After safeguarding Princess Elincia of Crimea, he continues to offer support and manpower as she sets off to the Begnion Empire by sending Lethe and Mordecai with Ike, and later sending Ranulf to help them fight as well.
When preparing for the showdown with Ashera, he and Giffca were guided by a voice in their dreams, whose orders were to retrieve Greil’s memorial battle axe Urvan from his grave and entrust it to Ike. After the war, he abdicates the throne to Skrimir and lives the rest of his life peacefully, with countless songs telling of his valor.
As the King of Gallia and friend of King Ramon of Crimea, he wants nothing more than to see beorc and laguz live together in harmony, although he admits that it is still difficult for him to trust most beorc.
Though he is famed for his impartiality, wisdom, and strength, viewing the Laguz-Begnion War with certain calmness, it has been said that he was as boisterous and brash as his nephew Skrimir in his youth. And while he does not say it out loud, he greatly looks forward to hearing of Skrimir’s deeds and accomplishments.
- Part 4: Endgame: Automatically from Base, available in Endgame.
| Lion King (Untransformed)|
Lion King (Transformed)
Strike - SS
Caineghis is a very powerful character. He comes in the endgame boasting a massive HP and attack. He should not have any problem defeating most enemies in one hit. His weakness to fire is also not much of a problem considering the lack of fire enemies in the Endgame. He is a character well worth using.
Fearless Lion King (光焔王)
Upon returning to Gallia, King Caineghis lost no time in abdicating his throne. Countless songs still tell of his valor.
- (If Skrimir died)
King Caineghis busily dealt with affairs of state and coped with a changing world until a new heir could be chosen.