“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.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
| Sword - A|
Lance - A
Axe - B
Bow - B
| Silver Blade|
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.
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".
|-|| Sword - D|
Lance - A
Axe - B
Bow - A
| Silver Lance|
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.