“Come with me, Jill. We both know that we should follow our hearts, even if it makes us traitors. We know that better than anyone. For the sake of your father, live your life without shame.”
—Haar to Jill when they meet in battle
Path of RadianceEdit
Prior to the events of the game, Haar was a member of Begnion's Holy Dracoknights, but later left with the Fizzart Platoon, a prestigious order within the Dracoknights that deserted Begnion alongside their commander, Shiharam Fizzart as a result of being unable to tolerate the senate's corrupted ways.
Despite being a particularly lazy individual, Haar is an exceptional fighter, and becomes Shiharam's second-in-command. Shiharam even comes to regard Haar as the son he never had, and thus entrusts him with the task of looking after Jill, placing her in Haar's Wyvern division. In Chapter 20 of the game, when Shiharam is ordered to face off against Ike's forces, Haar is urged to retreat from the battlefield, owing to the fact that Shiharam realizes the relative futility of the conflict.
Haar will later join Ike's army in Chapter 23 when Jill speaks to him. Over the course of the conversation, Haar informs her of his desire to exact revenge on Daein for being the direct cause of Shiharam's unneeded death. He then reveals his plan to get close to Petrine in order to slay her.
Haar will then remain with Ike's forces throughout the remainder of the Mad King's War. Afterwards, he and Jill would watch over Shiharam’s grave.
After the end of The Mad King's War, Haar grew disinterested with military affairs, and sets up a wyvern delivery company with Jill, flying across the continent as a cargo carrier.
Sensing the rumbles of war, he left Daein for a time by delivering packages elsewhere. However, as he was crossing into Crimea, becomes involved in the broils of the rebellion when he accidentally stumbles upon the conflict between Elincia and several Begnion Dracoknights, whereupon Marcia pressures him into assisting them.
After the events of the game conclude, Haar will return to devoting himself to his cargo delivery service. Alternatively, if he shares an A-level Support with Jill, he will play an important role in helping the land of Daein prosper.
Haar assumes a rather calm and nonchalant attitude towards practically everything he does, and constantly has trouble staying awake. This may be observed throughout both games, where he can usually be found napping near his army's encampments. Furthermore, on several occasions, Haar is known to express a desire to sleep while participating in battles and marches.
Despite these flaws of his, Haar still possesses a strong sense of honor and loyalty towards individuals whom he respects. This may be observed through his persistence to continue serving under Commander Shiharam's command, despite the fact that he is fighting for a hopeless cause.
Haar's relationship with Jill is a rather complicated one. In a Base Conversation Ike shares with Haar, he is shown to comment that Jill is simply the daughter of his dead teacher and nothing more. Still, he does care for her and does not want to see her harmed in any way. This may be observed in one of the clashes between Micaiah and Ike's forces, where Haar is able to speak to Jill and convince her to join his side, all in order to ensure that she does not betray her morals. If Jill shares an A-ranked Support with Haar, her Radiant Dawn ending reveals that the pair will marry each other, albeit in a rather indirect manner.
Fire Emblem: Path of RadianceEdit
- Chapter 23: Have Jill speak to Haar in order to recruit him.
- See also: Haar/Supports
Haar is a very solid late-game prepromote. His base stats are good enough to be serviceable right off the bat, and he joins with good ranks in lances and, more importantly, axes. He's also in one of the best classes in the game, with high movement, flight, the ability to rescue most units, and canto. He has somewhat lackluster speed, but this is his only real flaw, and the Brave Axe mitigates this flaw quite a bit. On the whole, he's a very above average filler unit that is well worth consideration.
Fire Emblem: Radiant DawnEdit
|Part 1||Part 2||Part 3||Part 4||Endgame|
◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected △=Reinforcement
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|( Master Crown)||Dragonlord|
Haar possesses superb bases across the board, barring Luck, Magic, and Resistance, unlike fellow Wyvern unit, Jill. His growths barring Strength, Skill, and Defense are inferior to hers however. In the English version, a Master Crown is not required to promote to a Dragonlord, so he will most likely be your first third tier unit. Due to his high growths in Strength, Skill, and Defense, he will reach the Dragonlord's high caps of 38 in each with ease. His base HP of 46, which is curiously higher than that of most 2nd tier Physical units caps, i.e. Generals, Paladins, Snipers, makes the low growth forgivable. While 30% is quite low especially for HP, he can still cap it with a little bit of luck. The Dragonmaster also has an HP cap of 50, curiously, and it can be capped. Haar will have far from insufficient HP due to to the +4 promotion bonus and 46 base, 20/20 Haar is guaranteed to have at least 50 HP. His Speed growth is low, but its base is high and +2 promotion bonus means he'll double most enemies with relative ease, and his high strength means he won't be weighed down at all. His resistance will be consistently low, but the +4 bonus upon promotion will mitigate it somewhat, but he'll need to watch out for mages of all kinds, especially Thunder if Nullify isn't assigned from the scroll in 2-E. His high bases and high availability make him among the easiest units to train, rivaled only by Titania, Shinon, and Gatrie. His flyer utility, physical durability, damage output, hit rate, and high bases and availability make him one of the best beorc units.
Path of RadianceEdit
Jill: Captain Haar?
Haar: Greetings, Jill. So you're still alive, eh? Good to see.
Jill: That's what I was going to say to you! You survived! I'm very pleased.
Haar: General Shiharam left me in charge. I'm supposed to get our survivors and their families to Begnion. I can't die until that's done.
Jill: Oh, I see... But then... Captain, why are you still in Daein?
Haar: I...believe it or not, I'm a vindictive man. Revenge for the general is something I couldn't let go.
Jill: Oh! But...that...
Haar: Don't get the wrong idea. You're not the enemy I'm seeking.
Jill: Huh? But...
Haar: The ones responsible for general Shiharam's death, are the Daeins. I pretended to return to the fold so I could get close to General Petrine... I'm just waiting for my chance. But I think they may be on to me. My unit's a bunch of tough guys who serve as Petrine's watchdogs. Plus, I've been ordered to charge the Crimeans head-on. It's Daein's way of killing two birds with one stone.
Jill: Don't do it! Come fight by our sides! If you're looking to kill Daeins, then we share the same goal!
Haar: Jill...I, um... I don't trust Crimea anymore than I do Daein. I'm sick to death of serving countries.
Haar: Still... I can't abandon the daughter of the man to whom I owe so much... Guess I'm changing sides again.
Jil: Really? Oh, thank you, Captain!
Haar: No, you've got backwards.
Haar: I'm a new recruit... So I'm under you. Thanks in advance, Captain.
Jill: What? Don't be silly! Wait... Ah, Captain!!!
“Commander Shiharam... I.. Your... vengeance... I... ...”
—Haar's death quote in Path of Radiance.
Marcia: Hey... Look who's here! It's Haar!
Haar: ...Hello, Marcia. I see you're still flying about on that apple-eating hairbag...
Marcia: And you're still asleep at the reins of that foul-smelling... Oh, crackers! I don't have time for your nonsense! Open that one good eye of yours and take a look around, will you? Those Begnion dracoknights have invaded Crimean skies! You've got to help us save the laguz they're trying to kidnap. Well, c'mon, Haar!
Haar: Me? Why? I owe the queen a favor or two, but I'm not one of her soldiers.
Marcia: You... You cad! Does having fought together in the Mad King's War mean nothing to you?
Haar: Well, no, but... Look, I've got a delivery to make, and this cargo's really heavy. Sorry, Marcia. Maybe next time.
Marcia: NEXT TIME?! You lizard-loving jerk! Would you really abandon us? What kind of man are you?
Haar: The kind who lives to sleep another day. Well, good luck to you. See you around.
Marcia: Stop! You have to stay and help! Uhm... OK, Haar, hear me out. You were an imperial dracoknight once, right? It's your job to fix this! They're your old comrades—you have to keep them in line!
Haar: Huh? You're not making a lick of sense, girl.
Marcia: Why do I have to make sense? If Jill were in trouble, I bet you'd help her! Please, please, please! C'mon, Haar! You have to help us. You have to!
Haar: ...Is it really all that bad?
Marcia: Yes! They're a tough bunch! And I'm all alone... I don't think I can manage to protect Queen Elincia. Please say you'll help... If only for the safety of the queen...
Haar: ...Oh, fine. I really don't have time for this... But I guess I can lend a hand.
Marcia: Thank you so much! I take back all the mean things I was thinking about you earlier.
Haar: That girl's nothing but trouble. Well, if we're going to do this, let's get it over with. Up and at'em, partner!.
Jill: Sir Haar! Why are you fighting for these people?!
Haar: Hey, you stole my question! Why are you fighting for the Daein army?
Jill: There was a war to liberate Daein while you were gone. So I joined the army again.
Haar: Well, it looks like you did a good job. Daein has been liberated. So why are you still with the army?
Jill: I can't just leave! These people are my friends!
Haar: Oh, stop it with the sentimental nonsense, Jill. In case you haven't noticed, you're fighting your friends, too.
Jill: What about you, then? How did you end up in this fight?
Haar: Well... Somehow, I got mixed up in putting down uprisings in Crimea. And then I ended up with the Laguz Alliance because...you know, being old friends with Ike and all that.
Jill: What?! That is hardly a cause worth fighting for!! You're unbelievable!
Haar: All right, enough debating. What do you want to do now? Do you want to fight me?
Jill: Of course not! I could never...
Haar: Then join me.
Jill: Easy for you to say!
Haar: You're full of doubt. How do you live like that all the time? Is that how your father wanted you to live? Afraid to trust your own instincts?
Haar: Daein has no business in this war. You know that, right?
Jill: But...what about my comrades? What about my friends?
Haar: Is dying how you show loyalty? If you're really their friend, then fight alongside us! Maybe that will get them to think about what they're doing.
Jill: Oh, Captain...
Haar: Come with me, Jill. We both know that we should follow our hearts, even if it makes us traitors. We know that better than anyone. For the sake of your father, live your life without shame.
Jill: Y-you're right, Captain Haar! I've been so foolish. Just as before. I would be proud to serve with you. And...Captain Haar? Thank you. Thank you so much...
Haar vs. LekainEdit
Haar: Why is it that authority figures are always so unwilling to let go of their power? The world could flip upside down and you'd be trying to boss around gravity.
Lekain: You clearly know nothing of me, lout! To oppose me is to oppose the goddess Ashera herself!
Haar: That's strange... I always thought that role was filled by the apostle. But who can keep up these days? So you're defending the goddess... but will she do the same for you?
Haar vs. HetzelEdit
Hetzel: Wait... I remember you... You were one of the dracoknights that fled to Daein, defying the senators... You opposed the almighty Begnion and the word of the goddess... Why? Why would you defy such power?
Haar: You could live another lifetime, and you'd still never understand.
Haar vs. LevailEdit
Levail: Captain Haar! You are still alive!
Haar: What happened that you didn't expect me to survive?
Levail: Um... Nothing, I suppose. It's just that it's been a while since you left Begnion.
Haar: Yeah. Twenty years ago, wasn't it?
Levail: I was still very young at the time. You had just been dubbed a knight. Oh, it brings back such memories... The bravery of the dracoknights, especially the Fizzart Platoon. It was legendary among the soldiers. But then you suddenly defected to Daein.
Haar: I got sick of taking orders from corrupt senators, so I ditched the country with General Shiharam.
Levail: I joined the army after I came of age. But it was different after you all left. It was as if you took its spirit with you. The only exception was General Zelgius, the general of Duke Persis's army.
Haar: I see. Is that why you're under his command?
Levail: Yes. He is the last true knight. I will die for him.
Haar: Yes, Levail. You will.
Levail: How I dreamed of fighting a proper foe! I am honoured, Sir Haar! Have at you!
Haar vs. SephiranEdit
Haar: We never spent much time together when I was in Begnion. But, Sephiran... I think I know you pretty well.
Sephiran: I haven't forgotten you, Haar. Shiharam's hotshot young protege. You were both exemplary soldiers. Your defection from the Begnion dracoknights was a huge loss.
Haar: Hmmm... Sort of like the huge loss when the senators managed to defeat all those great changes you proposed?
Haar: I suppose if any of those changes had happened, we wouldn't be here now. Am I wrong?
Sephiran: An interesting question... I'm honestly not sure, but that's all I can say about that.
Haar: Too bad. For you, and for me.
“Ah, my friend... I know I was a burden... But now...you too...are free... Finally... Commander Shiharam...!”
—Haar's death quote in Radiant Dawn.
Path of RadianceEdit
"I'm just glad that it's finally over. Maybe now, I can get some sleep. Yaaawwwnn... Zzzzzzz..."
- Black Tempest (黒疾風 Kuro Shippū)
Though unparallelled in strength as a dracoknight, Haar never fought again. Rather, he carried cargo in Talrega.
Haar is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
- Haar is one of the three characters, whose support partners all have the same affinity (Thunder), the other two being Makalov and Tauroneo (both Wind).
- Oddly, Haar's model for his third tier class, the Dragonlord, has him wearing a helmet which makes him look more palette swap of a generic Dragonlord if there were any.
The name "Haar" means mountain in Hebrew. It could also refer to hair in German and Dutch. In Scottish English, it also refers to a coastal fog. In Arabic, "Ḥaar" (حار) can mean hot, spicy, welcoming, sincere, or strenuous depending on context.