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“Your Majesty, how many times must I tell you? This battle is futile. Only a cease-fire with the liberation army will allow us the time to strengthen internally. Siding with the empire was an absurd idea. And the populace is now in jeopardy as a result!”
—Hannibal to Travant

Hannibal (ハンニバル Hannibaru) is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is known as "The Shield of Thracia", and he is the foster father of Corpul. Having spent his entire adulthood on the battlefield, Hannibal is considered one of Thracia's top generals. He fights against his will in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War after Travant takes his foster son hostage to ensure Hannibal's loyalty. After the liberation wars end, Hannibal is promoted to a higher rank in the army of the New Kingdom of Thracia. In Thracia 776, he makes two appearances, one where he is shown to believe Raydrik is up to something, and another when he is talking to Leif, and gives him access to his mansion.

In GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit


In Chapter 9: For Whose Sake, speak to Hannibal with Corpul/Sharlow.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 General SpriteGeneral -
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Lead Gold
20 60 20 0 16 11 7 22 6 5 5 5,000
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
Big shieldPavise
FE4 SwordSword - A
FE4 LanceLance - A
FE4 AxeAxe - B
FE4 BowBow - B
FE4SilverbladeSilver Blade
WingclipperWing Clipper

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 50% 5% 10% 10% 10% 30% 5%


Being a General is a major down factor, as the low movement of this class essentially hampers Hannibal's mobility as a unit. Combined with the fact that he lacks the Pursuit skill and has lackluster stat growths, Hannibal is thus considered to be one of the worst units of the game. He is probably only useful for guarding one of the castles captured in Chapter 9 against Areone's final assault, but he loses this usefulness after said chapter's end.

Unlike the early characters Johan/Johalva, Hannibal's powerful army will not become Ally Units and will simply disappear without explanation upon his recruitment.


In Chapter 9, if Corpul/Sharlow speaks to Hannibal, he will be recruited into the army.

In Chapter 9, after Grutia Castle is captured, position Sharlow adjacent to Hannibal to trigger a conversation. This conversation will essentially allow Sharlow to obtain the Berserk Staff.

In Chapter 9, Seliph may speak to Hannibal, but nothing will result of it.

In Chapter 9, if Hannibal speaks to Altena, she will gain three points of HP.


Hannibal is unable to fall in love with any of the other characters, as he is, in the words of a random villager, "married to Thracia".

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit

NPC DataEdit

Starting Class
FE5 General Sprite (NPC)General
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov LS MS PC
20 43 14 4 12 7 7 16 19 7 5 FE5 Star 0 0
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
- FE5 Sword IconSword - D
FE5 Lance IconLance - A
FE5 Axe IconAxe - B
FE5 Bow IconBow - A
FE5silverlanceSilver Lance
FE5silverbowSilver Bow

Note: Hannibal does not actually appear as a unit in the game.


Hannibal was a general and tactician of ancient Carthage, and is considered one of greatest military commanders in history, despite his failure during the Second Punic War.


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