“Forgive me, Princess. Let me fight for you now. Me life is yours!”
—Castor when recruited by Shiida in Shadow Dragon.
Castor (カシム, Kashim in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and their remakes. He is a citizen of Talys and a friend of Princess Shiida. He works with the Galder Pirates to make enough money for his ailing mother's medication, until a disappointed Shiida encounters him on the battlefield and volunteers to provide him with the gold he needs. Ashamed, Castor decides to lend her his power.
In Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, he travels to Medon to find a new job in order to support his mother. When Marth helps him out, Castor decides to join Marth's army in return. It is implied in the remakes that he gets most of his money by swindiling it, using his pitiful demeanor as bait.
Chapter 2: Enemy, talk with Shiida.
Book 1 - Chapter 2: Enemy, talk with Shiida.
Book 2 - Chapter 4: Visit the village in the north.
Chapter 2: Enemy, talk with Shiida.
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Castor's growths tend to be a bit low, nevertheless he can become a good horseman for those who prefer to keep units in their original classes rather than resorting to the reclassing system. He has much more strength than that of Jeorge and Gordin, allowing him to step up a bit more. Otherwise, there will most likely be some better options than Castor.
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Castor - Loving Son
"Castor hurried home to his aging mother, medicine in hand. They lived modest lives."
"Castor joined the Akaneian Rangers. Afterward, he returned to Talys and lived with his mother. Apparently he saved up lots of money..."
As An EnemyEdit
“I'm sorry, Princess Shiida... I need the money somethin' desperate...”
—Castor's Death Quote as an enemy in Shadow Dragon
Shiida: Castor!? It is you, isn't it? Must even good men like you betray Talys now?
Castor: Princess Shiida? Oh... I'm sorry, but me mother's sick and the medicine don't buy itself, see...
Shiida: So you agreed to fight for the pirates in exchange for coin... All right, then. If it's gold you need, take mine. Here, this is all I have. Take it, and go to your mother's side.
Castor: But Princess... I betrayed you! ... Ach, I've been a fool! Forgive me, Princess Let me fight for you now. Me life is yours!
“Mother... I tried my best...”
—Castor's death quote in Shadow Dragon
The Roman Castor (Greek - Kástōr) is the twin brother of Pollux. According to certain myths, Castor was a mortal while Pollux was immortal; so when Castor died, Pollux chose to share with him his own immortal life. It is in that myth that the two came to live together as the constellation of Gemini, the twins. Castor means 'beaver' in Latin.
His Japanese name, Kashim, possibly refers to a public dwelling where the Eskimos would gather on special occasions. It may also be a variant of the Arabian name Qasim (often spelled Kasim) meaning 'dispenser' or 'divider'. There is a number of known African and Asian figures who had this name.
- The mythical Castor is very commonly depicted as a horseman. In the game, Castor's promoted form is the Horseman.
- 'Castor and Pollux' sometimes referred to the double glimmer (AKA. St. Elmo's Fire) seen by sailors at night, though it is not very likely that the translators made such an association between Castor's name and his working for pirates.
|Part 1: Fall of the Palace|
|Nyna (main) - Boah - Tomas - Midia - Dolph - Macellan - Gouber (boss)|
|Part 2: The Red Dragon Knight|
|Minerva (main) - Hardin (main) - Catria - Est - Wolf - Roshea - Frost - Ruben (boss)|
|Part 3: Thieves' Gang of Justice|
|Rickard (main) - Lena - Castor - Nabarl - Malice - Dice - Barm (boss)|
|Part 4: The Beginning|
|Camus (main) - Nyna (main) - Leiden - Belf - Robert - Bulzark (boss)|