“C,crap! My father's grudge... I will have his revenge!”
—Battle Quote with Seliph
Danan (ダナン, translated Dannan in some of the fan translations) is an enemy character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the son of Langobalt, the half-brother of Lex, the father of Burian, Johan, and Johalva, and the King of Isaach for the period of time from the Battle of Belhalla to Seliph's uprising in Isaach.
Danan is mentioned by Langobalt in Chapter 5, who refers to him as being useless, as he is unable to quash a small uprising in Isaach. Danan eventually ascends the throne, whereupon he rules with an oppressive hand, going so far as to lower the social class of the Issacian people to that of slaves. When Seliph initiates the liberation of Isaach in Chapter 6, Danan attempts to stop him. Unfortunately for Danan, the mighty Helswath is in Burian's capable hands at the time. Without his mighty axe to support him, Danan perishes at the hands of Seliph's army.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
|Pavise|| Sword - A|
Lance - A
Bow - A
Fire - A
Thunder - A
Wind - A
Staff - A
| Silver Axe|
Danan is very difficult to defeat in close combat, as he at a high level of 25, when a majority of characters obtained by that time are at relatively low levels. However, Danan does not have the Helswath in his possession, and is thus unable to attack at a range. This thus gives the player the chance to drain his Hit Points with characters such as Arthur or Lester. It is also possible to Boss Abuse Danan, on the condition that the character being trained can survive at least one hit or attack at a range.
“Rebels! Don't underestimate the Grannvale Empire!”
(Facing Seliph in battle)
Danan: Y, you're the son of that Sigurd! C, crap! My father's grudge... I will have his revenge!
Seliph: King Danan... Under your rule, many people have suffered and died. Now you must face the consequences.
(Facing Johan in battle)
Danan: J, Johan... That woman has turned you against me!?
Johan: Sigh... I pledged my life for her love. Forgive me, father...
Danan: Y, you fool...
(Facing Johalva in battle)
Danan: Johalva, you...! How dare you rise up against your father!!
Johalva: Sorry... I don't want anything more to do with your evil deeds. It's nothing personal.
Danan: D, damn it...! Johalva!
“Cough... Lord Arvis, your majesty...”
- The family tree in Fire Emblem Treasure revealed that Danan has a deceased younger sibling, alongside the fact that he and Lex had different mothers.