“My name is Etzel. I am a traveling sorcerer. Those Grustian cowards stole a ring from me, and were it not for you, I might never have seen it again.”
— Etzel to Marth
Etzel (エッツェル, Ettseru) is a Sorcerer and is one of the exclusive characters in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. He had a wife named Ursula, who died in one of many attacks that Doluna launched, and all that is left of her is her ring. During his travels, Etzel was captured by Dactyl, who uses the ring as leverage to make Etzel fight Marth. After Marth defeats Dactyl, Etzel regains his ring and joins Marth intending to end the war.
Clear Chapter 17 With 15 or fewer units to unlock Chapter 17x. Etzel is a foe in this chapter. To unlock him, complete the chapter without killing him.
Staff - D
Despite being a sorcerer, who supposedly has more defense than a mage/sage, Etzel has a 0% chance of increasing his defense, so without class-swapping, his defense will stay at 7.
He appears as an enemy unit in Chapter 9. Have Marth speak to him.
In FE12, Etzel has both a great personal base defense and a great personal defense growth. He arrives in time for Chapter 11 and has a high enough tome level to use Excalibur and a decent staff rank. His bulk can make him hard to kill and very useful, even in Lunatic Mode.
Fire Emblem: AwakeningEdit
|Tome - B||Waste*|
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
“Wait for me, Ursula!”
—Etzel's death quote
“Sorry. I mean you no harm, but neither have I any wish to die here.”
—Etzels battle quote upon fighting him.
Etzel: Spell Slinger
The spell slinger Etzel vanished after the war as quickly as he came. His wanderings took him around the world for years to come.
Etzel's name could come from the Israeli organization, Igrun, whose acronym was 'Etzel'. Or it can be the German translation of Attila the Hun's name, Etzel again. Also, a mountain in the Swiss Alps is called by the same name.
- Etzel is the only recruitable character of the Sorcerer class, excluding reclassed characters.
- Etzel's late wife shares the same name as Ursula from Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken, who is also a Magic User and at the game's end, deceased.
- Etzel bears great resemblance to Canas from Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken, who is also a married dark magic user with a monocle.