Hector (ヘクトル Hekutoru) is one of the three protagonists of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is also a minor character in the previous game, Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. Unlike most lords, he is an axe-wielder, and the first in the series to wield, before promotion, only one weapon which is not a sword.
He also appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Fire Emblem: The Blazing BladeEdit
In The Blazing Blade, Hector is a young lord and a good friend of Eliwood. Hector’s parents died of a disease and his older brother, Uther, is the current lord of Ostia. He and Eliwood have a match every 2 months since they were 12, and have had about 30, making him 17. In chapter 7 if you visit the house he is waiting for Eliwood for the match. His fighting style is rash and somewhat dangerous as a result of being self-taught in wielding an axe.
He is bold by nature, and his straightforward, blunt mannerisms are often a source of consternation among Lycian nobility. Tiring of the inaction on the part of the Lycian nobility against Marquess Laus’s recent suspicious activity, he gathers his axe and sets out on a quest to help Eliwood search for his father Elbert with the assistance of some of his Ostian colleagues, Serra the cleric, Matthew the thief, and Oswin the knight. His personality has a surprising compatibility with Lyn’s and they strike up an unusual friendship ranging from provoking each other to chasing each other on with offhand remarks. This frequently confuses Eliwood, who cannot tell whether they are friends or not. Hector's friendship with Eliwood mostly is a friendly rivalry between the two. In his epilogue, he expects that his future son to have a rivalry with Eliwood's son. However, in their B-Support, Hector tells Eliwood about a dream that he had been having, one where a blue-haired man with a great beard is talking affectionately to his blue-haired daughter. Eliwood remarks that Hector was having a vision of the future. He also mentions that he saw a red-haired Pheraen boy taking his daughter away, much to his anger at Eliwood.
Later on in the story, Hector’s brother Lord Uther dies of disease. Oswin was given strict orders not to tell him, which angered him greatly when he realized his brother had died, until Eliwood convinced him to forgive Oswin. He grieves for a short time, but then gets over it to help stop Nergal.
Hector eventually acquires the legendary axe Armads, used by the legendary Durban. This is a foreshadowing to the events of Binding Blade with the saying "He who wields Armads shall die not peacefully, but in battle"; a warning which Hector took seriously but chose to accept in order to help Eliwood.
If he has an A support with Lyn, Florina, or Farina, he will marry her in the game’s ending, also unlocking a special CG scene per character. However, giving him an A support with Lyn also enables a special conversation between the two to occur during Chapter 29x in Eliwood’s story or 31x in Hector’s story, unlocking a special song in the sound room in the process. Giving him an A support with Lyn also allows another conversation to happen between him and Lyn during the final chapter of Hector’s story after she has spoken with Eliwood during the final chapter in Hector’s story as well, but nothing extra will be unlocked at that time even if Hector speaks to her.
After the end of Hector's story, if he has achieved an A Support with any of the women above, additional scenes are added to the epilogue. Immediately after the battle, Hector and his wife invite the Tactician he met during his journey to his wedding but is saddened that they are going to leave shortly after. He asks them to name his first child who he believes is going to be a boy, but his wife thinks it will be a girl. Though he strongly opposes the thought, he nevertheless remembers the name the Tactician gave him and eventually named his first born, a girl, Lilina. Several years later, Hector invites Eliwood to Castle Ostia to discuss the unrest happening in Bern. He meets Eliwood's son, Roy, for the first time and has Lilina befriend and play with him as their father's discuss important matters. Unsure what to do about the revolution occurring in Bern, Hector vows to do what he must should it pose a threat to his kingdom, even sacrificing his life in exchange.
Fire Emblem: Binding BladeEdit
Hector also appeared in Binding Blade, albeit only briefly before he died from injuries sustained in battle against the Bern army in the defense of Araphen, thus fulfilling Durban’s prediction. Hector was the father of the character Lilina. It was also revealed that Marquess Thria, Lord Orun, was his half-brother, and Roland was his ancestor.
Fire Emblem: Binding BladeEdit
- Trial Maps: Clear the game three times.
Fire Emblem: The Blazing BladeEdit
Description: Marquess Ostia's younger brother. Reckless, but loyal.
- Chapter 12: Automatically from Turn 3.
- Chapter 11: Automatically from the start.
Axe - C
* Eliwood’s Story
** Hector’s Story
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- See also: Hector/Supports
Of the three lords in The Blazing Blade, Hector possesses the highest raw power and physical durability, although his Resistance prior to promotion can be somewhat low. While Lyn specializes in Speed and Skill and Eliwood tends toward a more balanced stat layout, Hector's three main selling points are his HP, Strength, and Defense. This, combined with the fact that the majority of the enemies earlygame are either axe or lance wielders, mean that Hector will rarely ever have to worry about survival.
Like Eliwood, Hector will have troubles doubling enemies early on; however, unlike Eliwood, these difficulties will stretch much further into the game thanks to Hector's lower Speed base and growth. On the other hand, Hector's high damage output along with his Wolf Beil make him a excellent Knight/Cavalier killer as well as an effective counter to several of the earlygame bosses (while Eliwood can do the same, he suffers from a weapon triangle disadvantage), allowing him to gain a good amount of Experience quickly. Unfortunately, Hector will rarely OHKO units, and his lack of doubling capacity mean that he will not score many kills outside of bosses, which may hamper his Experience gain. In addition, his low Skill base may cause his accuracy to suffer, although the weapon triangle advantage he enjoys over lance users will help this somewhat.
As the game progresses, the number of lance-wielding enemies such as Cavaliers and Soldiers increases dramatically. allowing Hector to reap enormous benefits as his high Strength and Defense along with his weapon triangle advantage both factor into his combat performance. In addition, at this point Hector's Speed growth may have pulled up his Speed enough to start doubling some slower enemies; this will allow him to ORKO many more things. Conversely, however, the number of magic-wielding enemies also increases, causing Hector to suffer somewhat in this respect due to his low Avoid and Resistance.
Unfortunately, Hector's affinity, Thunder, is rather redundant considering his already-high Defense, still, it boosts his avoid, critical avoid and crit chance as well. However, his fast-building Support with Eliwood remedies this to an extent, as Eliwood's affinity will provide him with some offensive bonuses as well. His other support options are Lyn and Florina, both of which build slightly more slowly but provide him with some deadly offensive bonuses whilst simultaneously providing some much needed durability to his would-be partners, as well as even more Avoid. While Hector possesses some other supports, these will be mostly unfeasible gameplay-wise.
In Eliwood's story, Hector enjoys the benefits of an extremely early promotion; however, he may have to compete with Lyn somewhat for it, which may cause him to promote slightly later. Nevertheless, he will do very well in Eliwood's mode thanks in large part to his high power and durability, although as mentioned, his low Speed and accuracy will cause him to have some difficulty in scoring ORKO's. In his own story, on the other hand, Hector is hampered by the fact that he cannot promote until after Chapter 29, and his extremely low unpromoted Speed will really start to show when he gets attacked by promoted enemies, at which point even his high Defense cannot help him much. In addition, magical enemies that attack Hector pose a very real threat to him, and even after his promotion, Hector does not have many opportunities to gain levels. Despite this, Hector's high Strength and his Wolf Beil (if he still possesses it) make him a good candidate for killing Wyvern Lords and Generals, and thus provide a good source of Experience post-promotion.
Finally, Hector's low Movement may cause him to have trouble getting to combat and/or the Throne/Gate in certain chapters, such as Victory or Death, and his high Constitution does not allow many mounted units to Rescue him, either (a prominent exception is Eliwood); this may hamper the turn count and by extension the Tactics Rank, if the player is playing for Ranks.
All things considered, Hector is a solid unit with good offense and defense but whose low Speed and Skill may serve to hurt him in the long run. Nevertheless, Hector will perform well in combat and is a definite good choice to use, especially since the game more or less forces the player to use him. In other words, Hector is a very good unit whose potential should not be wasted.
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
“No! Not here! Not now… Forgive me, Eliwood. Tell my brother…”
—Hector’s death quote in The Blazing Blade
—Hector’s final words in Binding Blade
Hector: You’re not Marquess Laus’s assassins, are you? You’re too good, too professional. Nothing like those idiots over there.
Wire: You’ve no need to know, little Lord Hector. A fool like you, sneaking out of the country alone… You’ll go missing, never to return. Your body will never be found. Tidy story, eh? Ha ha...
Hector: Tsk tsk... Looks like your luck’s run out.
Wire: Our luck? What are you...
Hector: You see, I’m about as angry as I’ve ever been. I doubt that even a dozen of you could slow me down. Prepare to die!!!
Hector: Come on out! We’re here!
Boies: Well, well, well! You survived, I see. You’ll find that I’m a bit tougher than those fools you faced before!
Hector: What have you done with Marquess Santaruz?
Boies: You want to know? You’ll have to best me first.
Erik: You’ve always been... an eyesore to me. No matter how hard I tried… You two garnered all the attention... all the praise. In the classroom… on the training grounds... Everywhere and everything!
Hector: Erik. You always did care more about appearances than ability. If you’d had even a hint of skill, perhaps you'd--
Erik: Hold your tongue! I will hear no more! No more!
Hector: ...Are you the one responsible for Leila’s death?
Uhai: ......And if I were? What would you do?
Hector: I’m not entirely sure... But I do know that you would not draw another breath!
Darin: Oh... You’re Marquess Ostia’s younger brother...
Hector: I couldn’t care less if you’ve a grudge against Ostia. I’ll put up with your treachery no longer!
Darin: Heh heh heh... Ostia is no longer my main concern... Nor is the whole of Lycia… The only goal worthy of my attention is the entire world!
Hector: You’re mad!!
Hector: Hey! You the leader of this pack of curs?
Linus: I am Linus Reed! Son of Brendan Reed, head of the Black Fang! Evildoers! Prepare to receive the Fang’s justice!
Hector: Evildoers? You’ve no room to speak! You’re a bunch of murderers serving Nergal's every whim!
Linus: Are you so base that you bandy insults with your foe? Or are you frightened, knowing you face your doom? We are the Black Fang! You do not insult my family so!
Hector: ...And you would be the leader of this pack of curs?
Lloyd: Aye. That I am.
Hector: I’ve no mercy for Nergal's hounds of the hunt! Stand and prepare to be beaten.
Lloyd: You... You wish to challenge me with that axe of yours? ...You’re amusing, I'll grant you that. I’m sure you'd have Linus laughing if he were here. Be warned, you would do well not to take me lightly.
- Vs. Lloyd in Chapter 27A
Lloyd: You there, who are you?
Hector: Marquess Ostia’s brother, Hector! And you, lout?
Lloyd: The Black Fang commander’s son, Lloyd Reed... You remind me of my brother. Something about you...
Hector: Huh? What are you talking about?
Lloyd: My brother, whom you killed. My brother, Linus...It’s none of your business......
Hector: I have a brother, too. If someone killed him, I would make sure his killer paid dearly and suffered long...
Lloyd: ......Well spoken. If you don’t want to give your brother cause to mourn, you’d best fight well......Prepare yourself.
- Vs. Linus in Chapter 27B
Linus: Hey, you! You think you’re tough, don’t you?
Hector: Tough enough to cleave you in two.
Linus: I am Linus Reed, son of Brendan Reed. You killed my brother, Lloyd! Take this! Rrraahh!!!
Hector: I am Marquess Ostia’s brother, Hector!! And I don’t know about Lloyd, but I’ll sure kill you!
Kaim: Tremendous... ...strength... Truly...like...his...
Nergal: So you’ve come, Hector of Ostia. Your existence itself was my greatest miscalculation. If it had only been Eliwood, this could have been over. So, my little miscalculation, I will erase you. And leave no trace remaining.
Hector: Do your worst!!
Nergal: I cannot understand you, Hector of Ostia. Why would you do all of this for Eliwood? Is this miserable thing called friendship worth dying for?
Hector: I don’t expect you to understand. You’ve forgotten what it means to be human! Nergal! My connection to you… it's over! I'm finishing everything up right here!!
“Listen, Mark. You know how Eliwood is. Never wants to burden anyone else… Takes all responsibility on himself… Now, more than ever, we have to support him. Let’s go, Mark!”
—Hector’s pre-battle conversation with the Tactician in Chapter 28E
Final Chapter QuoteEdit
“Everyone… Here we go! Give it your all, and beat this knave!”
—Hector’s final battle quote in Hector’s Mode
- General of Ostia
- Hector returned to Ostia and became her Marquess. His bond of friendship with Eliwood remains eternally strong.
- Hector and Farina
- Hector succeeded the throne as the marquess of Ostia, but the pain of his brother’s death weighed heavily on him. His beloved Farina gave him comfort and helped him become an enlightened leader.
- Hector and Florina
- Hector succeeded his brother as the marquess of Ostia, but the pain of his brother’s death weighed heavily on him. His beloved Florina gave him comfort and helped him become an enlightened leader.
- Hector and Lyn
- Hector succeeded the throne as the marquess of Ostia, but the pain of his brother’s death weighed heavily on him. His beloved Lyn gave him comfort and helped him become an enlightened leader.
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Hector is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Hector is speculated to be named after Hector of Troy, a hero from the Iliad known for his honor as well as his prowess in battle, who is killed by Achilles.
Another likely source could be Sir Ector, foster father of King Arthur. This is evidenced by Roy’s resemblance to Arthur.
The verb "hector" means "to harass, bully, or speak in an intimidating way" and may be a reference to his personality.
- In the game, Hector’s battle animation shows an entirely blue outer cape, while his official artwork in The Blazing Blade and his in-game portrait show an entirely red outer cape. However, in The Binding Blade and his unpromoted battle sprite in Fire Emblem, the cape he wears is blue on the outside and red on the inside.
- According to a Japanese gaming news website, Hector landed 45th place on the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Binding Blade.
- Hector won 3rd place in the official Japanese poll of Blazing Sword. The Male/Female ratio was 1:1.
- When wielding any axe other than Armads, he uses his right hand. When using Armads, however, the axe will switch to his left hand.
- When doing a critical hit with Armads, Hector will land holding it in his right hand.
- Even after Uther dies, Hector still says,"tell my brother."
- Hector’s C support conversation with Eliwood reveals that they are both 17 years old in The Blazing Blade. The conversation states that they have been sparring once every two months since they were 12 years old, and they had 30 or 31 matches.
- The ending text for Hector and whichever person he marries (Lyn, Florina, or Farina) are almost completely identical whenever the Tactician is present in the ending.
- Hector is the only Lord in the series that can use axes before promotion.
- In Eliwood/Hector B Support, Hector sees the future, where he has his daughter, Lilina, (Eliwood laughs at this) a beard, and Hector sees how Lilina marries Roy, Eliwood's son.
- The General and Trickster in Hector's SpotPass team in Fire Emblem Awakening represent Oswin and Matthew, respectively, while the two Falconknights represent Florina and Farina, both of whom can be paired with Hector in The Blazing Blade.
- In Awakening, the axe he wielded in his Binding Blade artwork was made into a usable weapon called Hector's Axe.