The Fire Dragon (火竜 Horyū) is both a race and a class of Dragons that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series, beginning from Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi. One of the most common types of Dragons, Fire Dragons, like their name suggests, expel breaths of fire in order to singe their foes.
History in the SeriesEdit
In Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi and its remake, Fire Dragons make up the brunt of Doluna's soldiers. Initially appearing as unassuming humans, Fire Dragon Manaketes only assume their dragon forms after releasing the power stored within Firestones.
In Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Dragons are still largely connected to Manaketes, shape-shifters who transform into Fire Dragons through the employment of Firestones. The feral Fire Dragons function as exceptions to this rule, acting as standalone entities that are permanently confined to their dragon forms. Fire Dragons in this title employ Fire Breath as their weapon of choice, and are granted the ability to inflict effective damage against Ice Dragons, alongside being imbued with an immunity to Fire Breath. Any Manakete can transform into a Fire Dragon with the use of a Firestone, regardless of whether or not they are members of the Fire Dragon Tribe.
In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, the Fire Dragon appears as a standalone class that attacks either one or several foes with small or large breaths respectively. Katri, the Shaman of Fire, is able to transform into the famed Dragon of Fire, Neuron, by means of drawing his draconic power from the Ring of Salia.
A Fire Dragon appears as the final boss of Rekka no Ken. Decidedly stronger and more ferocious than its predecessors, the Fire Dragon in this title employs the lethal Flametongue as its sole weapon of choice.
In the remake of Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Dragons are neither effective against Ice Dragons nor immune to Fire Breath. In this title, only feral Fire Dragons employ a separate Fire Breath weapon as their means to attack, while Manaketes directly use Firestones as weapons instead. As before, any Manakete can transform into a Fire Dragon with the use of a Firestone, regardless of whether or not they are members of the Fire Dragon Tribe.
Fire Dragons resemble western dragons in their design and are almost always depicted with red scales. Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi is an exception to this rule, where they are green in colour instead. In terms of wings, Fire Dragons appearing in the Akaneia Series are designed with classic bat-like dragon wings, while Fire Dragons in the Elibe Series possess wings that are entirely composed of flames.
In their human forms, Fire Dragons are unable to obscure their wings, which protrude from their shoulder blades. Despite their possession of wings, Fire Dragons are not treated as Flying Units and are thus not vulnerable to Bows and Wind Magic.
Notable Fire DragonsEdit
- Bantu - Caretaker of Tiki and acts as a grandfather to her.
- Mannu - A Manakete king who presides over the reclusive Pyrathi Isles.
- Khozen - A loyal subordinate of Medeus who helps Grust and Doluna hold Akaneia.
- Ain - A War Dragon who is instructed to guard Jutes.
- Jahn - A spiteful survivor of The Scouring who seeks vengeance against mankind.