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“Sigurd, I've heard enough. It's just you and me on the battlefield now. Two knights fighting with grace and honor. But I'm not about to fall with the Mystletainn at my side... 'Til death!”
—Eldigan to Sigurd, when they are in attacking range of each other

Eldigan (エルトシャン Erutoshan, Eltshan in the Japanese version) is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the commander of the Cross Knights and the lord of Agustria's House Nordion during the first generation. As a descendant of the Crusader Hezul, he wields the powerful "Demon Sword" Mystletainn.

Eldigan is immensely loyal to Agustria, and he defends his country against Grannvale's invasion despite being old friends with both Sigurd and Quan. He eventually leads the Cross Knights out to confront Sigurd's army near Silvail, where he is persuaded by his sister Lachesis to petition King Chagall for a truce. However, the tyrannical king refuses to listen to his request, and has him executed for treason.

In Fire Emblem Heroes, he is voiced by Junji Majima in the Japanese version, and by Greg Chun in the English version.

Eldigan shares many similarities with the knight Camus from the Archanea series, and is thus considered part of the Camus archetype.

ProfileEdit

Eldigan is the older half-brother of Lachesis, and is a close friend to Sigurd and Quan, both of whom he first met at Belhalla's military academy.

Eldigan is extremely loyal to the Agustrian royal family, as his ancestors inadvertently inherited Hezul's Holy Blood through Hezul's daughter (who was married off to Nordion). They thus swore to utilize the powers of the Mystletainn to protect the royal family.

During Verdane's invasion of Grannvale, Sigurd captures Evans castle and uses it as a base for his army's operations. Eldigan pays a visit to Sigurd, where he promises to watch over Evans while Sigurd marches deeper into Verdane. Shortly thereafter, Elliot, the prince of Heirhein, moves out to capture Evans, but is stopped in his tracks by Eldigan and the Cross Knights. Eldigan is held in custody as a result of this action, but is released shortly afterwards.

Once Verdane is subdued, Sigurd is forced to fight against Agustria. King Chagall thus accuses Eldigan of being a traitor for not aiding Elliot earlier, and so Eldigan decides to finally lead his knights against Sigurd's forces due to his immense loyalty to his country. As the two armies clash swords, his sister Lachesis pleads with him to stop the senseless fighting and convince Chagall to accept a truce. Moved by his sister's pleas, Eldigan gives Lachesis his prized Earth Sword as a memento before departing the battlefield to reason with Chagall. However, the king refuses to listen to him, and has him executed for treason. Shortly thereafter, Chagall is defeated by Sigurd's army.

Eldigan's wife Grahnye later leaves for her parents' house in Leonster with their son Ares in tow in a bid to avoid being embroiled in the raging war within Agustria. Sadly, when Leonster falls following the Battle of River Thracia, Grahnye and her parents are killed, resulting in Ares being raised by Jabarro and his mercenary troop.

In-GameEdit

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Base StatsEdit

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood

Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Paladin Sprite (NPC)Paladin Hezul Holy BloodMajor Holy Blood IndicatorHezul
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Lead Gold
20 60 15 7 15+20 15 0 15 15+10 9 5FE4 Leadership Star 3,000
Skills Weapon Starting Items

-

FE4 SwordSword - FE4 Star Rank (Weapons)
FE4 LanceLance - B

MistletainMystletainn
FE4SteelLanceSteel Lance

Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Paladin Enemy (M)Paladin Hezul Holy BloodMajor Holy Blood IndicatorHezul
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Lead Gold
25 65 22 7 18+20 20 7 24 20+10 9 5FE4 Leadership Star 3,000
Skills Weapon Starting Items

-

FE4 SwordSword - FE4 Star Rank (Weapons)
FE4 LanceLance - B

MistletainMystletainn

OverviewEdit

Eldigan appears twice on the battlefield: once during Chapter 1, and then later on in Chapter 3. In Chapter 1, he is an ally of the player's, and alongside his troop of Cross Knights, makes short work of Elliot.

In Chapter 3, however, Eldigan will be forced to turn against the player. Despite not possessing any skills, Eldigan is extremely difficult to defeat due to his 5-Star Leadership and the powerful Mystletainn. It is thus highly recommended to have Lachesis speak with him in order to receive the Earth Sword, and more importantly, get Eldigan to leave the battlefield.

Savvy players might recognize that there is a third option for dealing with Eldigan: it would be theoretically possible to lure him away from Silvail in order to seize the castle without killing him. Doing so will cause Eldigan, like all on-field bosses whose castle has been seized, to vanish without a trace. As much as the player may wish to spare Eldigan, this will have no impact on the plot, and will also prevent the player from acquiring the Earth Sword or Life Ring.

AwakeningEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE13 PaladinPaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
14 54 27 8 34 26 11 29 31 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

OutdoorBattleOutdoor Fighter
DefendericonDefender
Charisma FE13Charm
Sword Expert IconSwordfaire

SwordIconFE13Sword - B
LanceIconFE13Lance - D

-

Starting Class
FE13 Generic Enemy Paladin Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
20 71 36+5 13 44+5 34 15 38 42 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

OutdoorBattleOutdoor Fighter
Charisma FE13Charm
Sword Expert IconSwordfaire
AxeslayerAxebreaker
HShieldAegis

SwordIconFE13Sword - A
LanceIconFE13Lance - B

Mystletainn FE13Mystletainn

HeroesEdit

DescriptionEdit

Lionheart
Ruler of Nordion. Wields the Demon Sword in knightly devotion to any master. Older brother of Lachesis. Appears in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Title Group
Lionheart Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1 18 24 6 8 6
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offenseMystletainn
FEH skill specialRising Light

FEH Sword Sword

SkillsEdit

WeaponEdit
Name SP Cost Might Range Effects Rarity
FEH skill offense Iron Sword - 6 1 -
FEH skill offense Steel Sword - 8 1 - ✯✯
FEH skill offense Killing Edge - 7 1 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). ✯✯✯
FEH skill offense Mystletainn - 16 1 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). ✯✯✯✯✯
AssistEdit

Eldigan has no assist skills.

SpecialsEdit
Name SP Cost Effects Charge Cost Rarity
FEH skill special Rising Light - Before combat this unit initiates,foes in area near target take damage equal to (unit's Atk minus foe's Def or Res). 5 -
FEH skill special Growing Light 300 Before combat this unit initiates,foes in wide area near target take damage equal to (unit's Atk minus foe's Def or Res). 5 -
PassiveEdit
Name SP Cost Effects Rarity
FEH Fury 1 Fury 150Grants Atk/Def/Res+1.
Unit takes 2 damage after combat.
-
FEH Fury 2 Fury 2100 (Required: Fury 1)Grants Atk/Def/Res+2.
Unit takes 4 Damage after combat.
-
FEH Fury 3 Fury 3200 (Required: Fury 2)Grants Atk/Def/Res+3.
Unit takes 6 Damage after combat.
-
FEH LungeLunge 150 If unit initiates attack, after combat, unit and targeted foe swap places. -

QuotesEdit

Battle ConversationsEdit

  • Once Sigurd and Eldigan get near each other:

Sigurd: Eldigan, please! Put down your sword! I don't want to fight you! I still have every intention of handing over Agusty! Please, I just need a little more time!
Eldigan: ...Sigurd, I've heard enough. It's just you and me on the battlefield now. Two knights fighting with grace and honor. But I'm not about to fall with the Mystletainn at my side... 'Til death!

Battle QuoteEdit

Default “This is the Demon Sword, Mystletainn. If you don’t wish to become its prey, then don’t come anywhere near me...”
—Eldigan's battle quote

Vs. Sigurd
Eldigan: Sigurd... I never expected to ever have to cross swords with you. As knights, however, this is our fate. There is nothing either of us can do about it.
Sigurd: W, wait! Eldigan!!

Vs. Lachesis
Eldigan: No, Lachesis! I don’t want to fight you!!

Death QuoteEdit

“Forgive me... Agustria...”
—Eldigan's death quote in Genealogy of the Holy War.

AwakeningEdit

RecruitmentEdit

“I swear to serve you well.”
—Eldigan's recruitment quote in Infinite Regalia.

HeroesEdit

Eldigan/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Eldigan is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

TriviaEdit

  • The lover conversation between Nanna and Ares in the Final Chapter reveals that Eldigan and Lachesis have different mothers. Furthermore, Lachesis fell in love with Eldigan, although his feelings towards her are unclear.
  • Eldigan has a battle sprite slightly different to other male paladins in the game.
  • Eldigan, Palla and Est are the only recruitable DLC characters in Awakening that do not have recruitable SpotPass versions.
    • Although Eldigan appears more akin to a SpotPass character than a DLC one, in that not only does he lack unique art, he appears on maps where he is not the specific DLC Einherjar for that map, and lacking the DLC needed to recruit him, Infinite Regalia, does not cause him to have the Nondescript Unit portrait that it does with other DLC characters.
    • The Golden Gaffe's resources have placeholder graphics of Eldigan's portrait, cropped from his TCG artwork. This may imply Eldigan was to have new artwork much like the other Einherjar.[1]
  • Eldigan is the only DLC character in Awakening to not have new character art.
  • In Fire Emblem Heroes, Eldigan is one of the two characters whose exclusive weapon is not preceded by a Silver weapon, as his is instead preceded by a Killing Edge. The other is Ephraim.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://tcrf.net/Fire_Emblem_Awakening/Downloadable_Content


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