“I'm Fergus, a traveling mercenary. Back in the city, I saw some soldiers harrassing a girl, so I went in to stop them. And the next thing I know, I get thrown in here. Great, huh?”
Fergus (フェルグス Ferugusu, Felgus in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a mercenary of mysterious origins, with rumors saying that his father is Beowolf (meaning he is possibly the half-brother of Diarmuid and maybe Nanna) and that his mother is a noble from Conote. He was thrown into a Manster prison for beating up soldiers that were harassing Karin.
Strangely, Fergus is one of the only two characters who can use the Beo Sword, with the other being Diarmuid (while Diarmuid's sister Nanna cannot wield it). This has given even more fuel to the theory that he is Beowolf's son.
Sword - C(30)
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
- Karin - 10%
- Karin - 10%
Fergus is a powerful unit all the way through the game. In the beginning and middle of the game, he can handle himself just fine, and with his pursuit critical coefficient of 5, he will destroy enemies with overwhelming criticals if he gets a second hit. In the later part of the game, he can wield the Beo Sword and he is a notable candidate for the Sol Manual too, only adding to his durability. Also, he uses swords both mounted and unmounted, so he can fight well regardless of the conditions.
Fergus shares a mutual support with another important unit, Karin, raising his hit rate, avoidance and critical, when she's not needed far from the main front line, and it is very helpful early in the game.
Being on horseback, with a good constitution and a high sword rank, Fergus is the natural wielder of the Brave Sword, which is very effective for capturing units. Plus, when his movement star kicks in, it speeds up the process of capturing a lot.
The speed growth of Fergus is kind of low though, and this could even prevent him from performing a pursuit attack against some units if he is unable to raise his speed. Thus, he will benefit the most from the Sety Scroll as it fixes his speed troubles as well as raising his magic a bit, making him use Eyvel's Flame Sword very well.
Fergus - The Free Knight (きままな自由騎士 Kimamana jiyū kishi)
Fergus disappeared like the wind after the war. Some said that he was prince of Conote. Others claimed that he was the legendary knight Beowulf's bastard child. The rumors and speculations about him never ceased, and now, the truth has been shrouded in mystery.
“Guh... I guess you can't...win them all...”
—Fergus's death quote in Thracia 776.
- Just like Nanna, Fergus was stated to be Beowolf's child in early versions of Nintendo's official website. The identity of his father was then concealed.
Fergus is an Irish, Manx and Scottish name meaning "man strength" or "virility". Likely from Fergus mac Róich of the Ulster Cycle.