“Then cast away your hesitation! Focus on crushing those who block the path that you have chosen. ...No matter who it is.”
—Galle to Zeiss
Galle (ゲイル Geiru, fan translated as Gale) is an enemy character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is the lover of Melady and the mentor of her younger brother, Zeiss. Despite his prominence as an enemy, he is not necessarily evil.
Galle was born in Etruria, but he later joined the army in Bern and rose in rank as one of its most skilled generals. Due to his skill, he was supposed to become the third Dragon General of Bern. However, Narcian put forth the complaint that Galle was not even a native of Bern and effectively swiped the position for himself. He is not bitter about this and continues to serve Zephiel faithfully. Before Narcian is dishonorably demoted and killed, Galle serves as Murdock's lieutenant, and becomes the third Dragon General afterwards. In Chapter 21, he appears with a squad of Wyvern Riders to aid Murdock in fighting against Roy's army, but ultimately dies in battle.
Note: (Move the appropriate character to a space adjacent to Galle and choose the option to Talk.)
Zeiss: "Sir Galle..."
Galle: "Zeiss. You seem well."
Zeiss: "Sir Galle... Must we fight?"
Galle:"Yes. We must."
Zeiss: "I... I don't want to fight you! You're the last person..."
Galle: "Zeiss! Don't be a child!"
Galle: "Did you have only so much resolve when you left Bern? Do you regret your decision to fight against Bern!?"
Zeiss: "No! My mind is...set... Even now, it hurts to point my blade toward Bern, my homeland... But I believed with my heart that the path I chose wasn't a mistake...!"
Galle: "Then cast away your hesitation! Focus on crushing those who block the path that you have chosen. ...No matter who it is."
Zeiss: "Sir Galle..."
Galle: "Zeiss... Were you not a knight of Bern?"
Zeiss: "...Of course I am!"
Galle: "Good! When we meet next time, neither of us will speak. We will fight!"
Melady: "Galle... I..."
Galle: "Don't speak... You and I are both loyal knights. We both fight for whom we have pledged our loyalty to. That's all."
Galle: "Melady... This is probably the end, so let me say this. Melady, I am truly grateful that I was able to meet you. We trained our skills together, and we fought alongside each other. Melady... The days I spent with you... Those were the happiest days of my life."
Melady: "Me... Mine, too..."
Galle: "...Goodbye, Melady... I always wish we had met in a more peaceful time."
(Galle leaves screen)
- Melady: "Wait...! Galle! Don't go! Gaaaaaaaaaalle!"
“I have no regrets... Zeiss... Take care...of Melady...”
—Galle's death quote in The Binding Blade.
- On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Galle won 22nd place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 2:1. The voter comments seem to generally focus on his strong principles as a knight and tragic outcome in the story.
- Galle has real (non-generic) growth rates, which indicates that he may have originally been planned to be recruitable.
- Despite sharing a name with the Genealogy of the Holy War background character Galle they are pronounced differently. This Galle is pronounced identically to the word Gale, while other Galle is pronounced Ga-le.
- It is possible to keep Galle alive in Chapter 21 by having both Melady and Zeiss talk to him. He will remain an enemy unit, but he and the reinforcements he brings will surround Melady without attacking her or the rest of your units.