“That's rich, comin' from you, bro! Everyone knows you were the biggest ladykiller in the entire Black Knights! Ha ha... Wait, hold on a sec... If you're a deserter, I can't be seen talkin' with you...! Oh, crap--what if someone already saw?! You can't drag me into this, bro! I'll be executed for sure, now!”
—Hagaru, in a conversation with Mintz
Hagaru (ハガル, fan translated as Hagar) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is known as "the Panther" and appears to be an accomplice of Mintz. He enters a battle against Runan's army in Map 34. However, he switches sides once Mintz informs him about the presence of many beautiful women in Runan's army.
He appears as an enemy unit in Map 34. Have Mintz speak to him and he will eventually appear behind the castle.
Hagaru joins very late in the game at a low level with poor base stats. While his growths are great, even with Elite, he has difficulty utilizing them because of his late recruitment and mediocre offense at base. He has support bonuses with Mintz, but those do not benefit either of them much because of their large Movement difference and Mintz's lack of movement growth. Since he joins on Runan's route after the third intermission, he cannot switch to Holmes's team and grind in monster battles, which further increases his leveling issues. He also has very low base Weapon Level that prevents him from using the very powerful bows. However, he can wound enemies from a distance with the Stone Hedge he starts with, although his accuracy is very questionable. He has decent Defense, which can be helpful in certain situations and high defense growth is one of the highest in the game. In conclusion, he can make smaller contributions to the player's team, but he will not be one of the stronger units unless alot of effort is put into. In general, Hagaru is a novelty unit if the player wants to get a Ballistican who could potentially max their stats.
“I hear you've got some ladies among you, so I'd prefer to pull my punches... But I can't see a thing from inside this box, so I can't tell who's a man or woman. So get ready, 'cause I'm not holding back!”
—Hagaru's battle quote as an enemy
“Such a boring way to go... Like I said, it's not my style to fall on the battlefield...”
—Hagaru's death quote as an ally
“Aaaugh... That really hurts... This war's just been... one huge upset... I didn't even find a nice girl to settle down with...”
—Hagaru's death quote as an enemy