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“Could it be this all you've got...? However, I, Dozer, won't be defeated so easily!”
—Dozer's battle quote in Chapter 3
Years before Gaiden began, Dozer was willingly killing the children of the royal family. General Mycen tried to stop him, but Dozer charged Mycen with the crime and had him banished. Fortunately, Mycen managed to take the newborn princess Anteze with him before Dozer could have her killed. 16 years later, Dozer began his rebellion, conquering the Zofian castle and killing the king. In response to this, a resistance led by Clive was formed in order to oppose Dozer. Eventually, Alm took control of the resistance and reclaimed Zofia Castle. What seemed to be Dozer, however, turned out to be no more than an imposter (which is revealed if the player kills Dozer prior to Slayder). After killing Dozer's general, Slayder, their foothold in the Zofian capital was no more. Afterwards, his remaining forces retreated back to their fortress of operations in Northern Zofia. Later, he manages to capture the Zofian knight Machlda and demanded that she would be executed with arrows. Alm's army arrives just in time to save her. But having foreseen their army's approach, Dozer had requested aid from Rigel in order to finally thwart the Zofia Rebellion. Despite the aid, however, Alm's forces attacked the fortress and Dozer was killed.
Attempting to fight him at Zofia Castle is less than recommended, due to both his superior third tier class, and his massive army. You may very well stand a chance at defeating him and taking his dragon shield if you have promoted one of your villagers, namely Qulyf, into a mage. Even with a mage though, beating him is no easy task. As mentioned before, Dozer has a massive army. Dealing with them is hard enough, and another ordeal is not killing Slayder (as killing Slayder forces Dozer to leave). Pick off the enemy one by one. Have Silk mend any wounds. Ultimately kill Dozer with magic, archers, and Alm, Luka, or Fols. Also, another good idea would be to exercise your party members in the Rebellion headquarters before coming to the castle. Recommending an average of at least level 8 across the board if you're going to attempt this.
Here, unlike the first battle, it's obligatory that you kill him. This time he has several Armor Knights and Archers from Rigel with him. There will also be a Sorcerer in the forest, casting Fortify (who you may want to pick off with Clair at the start of the fight, to prevent Dozer from healing) and a Exorcist in the upper right corner summoning Revenants. Finally, Dozer is a Baron, making him pretty tough to beat. By now however, you should have Luthier, who proves to be a great asset in this battle. Simply have him use Excalibur on the armor knights, and finally on Dozer. Support him with Alm in the front, and keep Silk nearby just in case either of them is damaged. Also, a very important note. Be sure to pick off the Archers quickly, to prevent Matilda from being executed (as she cannot fight back). Once Dozer and the armors/archers are killed, the rest of the map should be very easy to complete.
“Worms of the rebel forces! You think you can defeat me? Slayder, command the cavalry to scatter those bastards!”
—Dozer in Chapter 1 on the opening in Zofia Gate
“What, those bastards from the rebel forces have come to attack this fortress? Shit!! In that case, have the prisoner executed as a warning. Archers! Execute that little missy in her cell!!!”
—Dozer in Chapter 3 on the opening in Dozer's Fortress
“Hehehe... Foolish bastards. What you defeated was Lord Dozer's double. Lord Dozer has already returned to his own lands. I'll pay you back in full for this someday. Until next time!”
—Slayder, if the player defeated Dozer in Chapter 1 on Zofia Castle
In Other MediaEdit
Dozer appears in the Fire Emblem Gaiden manga. His design slightly differs from his in-game portrayal, where he has a beard. During the manga, he loses his eye in battle and kills Qulyf, one of Alm's soldiers. As punishment, Alm's army has him impaled on a spike.
- The real Dozer has a unique battle purple palette, unlike the imposter fought earlier.
- He is the first character to shown in battle as a 3rd Tier unit in the entire Fire Emblem series.
- Most of the bosses in this game share a palette swap of his portrait.
- He had a mustache in the game, but a beard in the manga.