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“Me? Don’t worry about me. I’m fine. I’m built tough, you know. A little too much is just enough for me.”
—Hector talking to Eliwood in a Support Conversation

Hector is one of the three main protagonists of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade and a minor character in Fire Emblem: The 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. After class changing to Great Lord, Hector is also the first lord to be an Armored Unit.

He also appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

ProfileEdit

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.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing BladeEdit

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.

Hector eventually acquires the legendary axe Armads, used by the legendary Durban, who warned him that the wielder would "die on the battlefield. In the savage garden of war's bloody delights"; a warning which Hector took seriously but chose to accept in order to help 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.

After the battle, if he has achieved an A support with Lyn, Florina, or Farina, he will marry her, and Hector and his wife invite the Tactician 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: The Binding BladeEdit

Honoring his pledge to the Lycian League, Hector concentrated his forces in opposing Bern upon their invasion, helding a meeting to amass the Lycian forces at Araphen. However, half a day before Roy’s forces arrived, the Bern Dragon Knights of Bern, led by Brunnya and Narcian, stormed the castle –annihilating the army. In turn, Hector himself was caught while suffering a grave injury. Confronted by Zephiel, he was then thrown into a prison. Though Roy’s forces came to his rescue, it was far too late, but Hector managed to convey information about Bern and their resurrection of the dragons to him. With his last breath, he entrusted the Ostian Army and Lilina to Roy, before he died from his injuries, thus fulfilling Durban’s prediction.

PersonalityEdit

Bold by nature, Hector's straightforward, blunt mannerisms are often a source of consternation among Lycian nobility. This reflects in his fighting style as well, being rash and somewhat dangerous as a result of being self-taught in wielding an axe. 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, with him and Eliwood having a match every 2 months since they were 12, and even appearing in Lyn's story waiting Eliwood for a match. He goes so far with it as to expect that his future child to have a rivalry with Eliwood's as well.

However, he is immensely over-protective about his family, as in their B-Support, Hector tells Eliwood about a dream of a blue-haired man with a great beard talking affectionately to his blue-haired daughter, only to see a red-haired Pheraen boy taking the daughter away, much to his anger at Eliwood, and being adamant about not seeing his daughter taken away, despite only being a dream.

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem: The Binding BladeEdit

RecruitmentEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 General Map Sprite General GBAThunder Thunder
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
20 43 18 20 10 15 30 15 20 5
Weapon Starting Items

Lance Lance - A
Axe Axe - A

BraveaxeBrave Axe
SilverLanceSilver Lance

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
85% 50% 10% 10% 30% 10% 5%

Fire Emblem: The Blazing BladeEdit

Description: Marquess Ostia's younger brother. Reckless, but loyal.

RecruitmentEdit

Eliwood's Mode

Hector's Mode

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE7 Hector Lord Map Sprite Lord GBAThunder Thunder
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
1 19 7 4 5 3 8 0 13 5
Weapon Starting Items

Axe Axe - C

WolfbeilWolf Beil
VulneraryVulnerary*
HandaxeHand Axe**

* Eliwood’s Story
** Hector’s Story

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
HeavenSeal Heaven Seal (Eliwood Mode) FE7 Great Lord Map Sprite Great Lord
Level HP Str Skl Spd Def Res Con Mov
1 +3 +0 +2 +3 +1 +5 +2 +0
Weapon Ranks
SwordD

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 60% 45% 35% 30% 50% 25%

SupportsEdit

See also: Hector/Supports

OverviewEdit

Of the three lords in The Blazing Blade, Hector possesses the highest raw power and physical durability, although his Resistance prior to promotion is usually 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 suffers from a relatively late promotion, having to wait until Chapter 25 to promote. What's more is that 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 low unpromoted Speed will really start to show when he gets attacked by faster promoted enemies (like Heroes and Paladins), 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 in the late game, Hector's low Movement, due to not gaining any movement upon promotion to Great Lord, 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 definitely a 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.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

SpotPassEdit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic General Map SpriteGeneral
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
20 71 40+5 3 30 31 18 38+7 8 5
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Defense +2Defense +2
IndoorBattleIndoor Fighter
DefenseCryRally Defense
Great Shield (FE13)Pavise
AxeexpertAxefaire

LanceIconFE13Lance - E
AxeIconFE13Axe - A

Armads FE13 IconArmads*
Hector's Axe FE13Hector's Axe*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

General of Ostia
Eliwood's friend and brother of the Marquess of Ostia. Prefers action to court formality. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Title Group
Heroes Hector Sprite
General of Ostia
Heroes Armored Armored
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1
40
23/24/25
49/52/55
9/10/11
33/36/39
4/5/6
21/24/28
10/11/12
34/37/40
3/4/5
16/19/22
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Armads
FEH skill special Buckler

FEH Axe Axe

SkillsEdit

WeaponEdit
Name Prerequisite Might Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill offense Iron Axe - 6 1 - 50 - -
FEH skill offense Steel Axe - 8 1 - 100 - -
FEH skill offense Silver Axe - 11 1 - 200 - -
FEH skill offense Armads - 16 1 Unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack when attacked at HP >80%. 400 FEH Star Rarity 5 -
SpecialEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects Charge Cost SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill special Buckler - Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from adjacent foes by 30%. 3 100 FEH Star Rarity 5 -
FEH skill special Pavise FEH skill special Buckler Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from adjacent foes by 50%. 3 200 - FEH Star Rarity 5
PassiveEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects SP Cost Unlocked Type
FEH Distant Counter Distant Counter - Enables unit to counterattack regardless of distance to attacker. 300 FEH Star Rarity 5 A
FEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1 - Grants adjacent allies Atk +2 during combat. 50 - C
FEH Spur Atk 2 Spur Atk 2 FEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1 Grants adjacent allies Atk +3 during combat. 100 - C
FEH Goad Armor Goad Armor FEH Spur Atk 2 Spur Atk 2 or FEH Spur Spd 2 Spur Spd 2 Grants armored allies within 2 spaces Spd/Atk +4 during combat. 200 FEH Star Rarity 5 C

OverallEdit

Base SetEdit

Hector has been considered one of the strongest units in Heroes from the very start of the game's release. As an armored unit, Hector has strong stats and an even more impressive starting base kit. His personal Axe Armads has Quick Riposte 2 built in to give him a follow up attack when he's above 80% health. He also carries Pavise shaving off damage from attacks initiated from close range. However, his biggest claim to fame is his innate Distant Counter skill which allows him to counterattack at range. This combo allows him to punish nearly every unit in the game if they dare to attack him. He also carries Goad Armor which boosts the stats of ally armored units. Overall, Hector has been a constant presence in the high tier lists as one of the best Green units in the current game.

CountersEdit

Hector's only true counters are strong Red units. Majority of the units in game lack the power to smash through his high defenese or the bulk to survive hits. Fast sword units like Ayra and Mia can easily dispatch him by taking advantage of his low speed if he is not running Wary Fighter. Strong Mages can also pierce through his low resistances such as Celica or Sanaki. On Arena Assault, having units with Armorslayer/Armorsmasher can also cleanly take care of him, including the innate wielders of the weapon Hana, Selena, and Tobin. Finally Brave Lyn is the only indirect attacker that can safely engage and poke at him until he dies due to Sacae's Blessing negating Distant Counter.

Skill Inheritance OptionsEdit

Hector requires only a few skills on top of his base to truly become terrifying. Swap is the normal Armor skill to help reposition him with his allies to protect them while Pivot also works to a similar effect but instead placing himself on the other side of his ally rather than switching with them, giving him more "movement". Hector can take his high defense and utilize Bonfire to a great effect due to its low cooldown. Hector can mitigate his low speed by carrying Wary Fighter allowing him to fully abuse his Armad skill at the enemy's expense. Alternatively, Vantage is a commonly run skill so he can survive a round of him initiating on his opponent before taking their advantage during their turns. Slot C can be maintained with Goad Armor, but Panic Ploy also works nicely on his high HP stat while Threaten Defense further weakens his enemies.

Just Here to Fight
Eliwood's friend and brother of the Marquess of Ostia. Wants to win the big tournament. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Title Group
Heroes Hector Valentine Sprite
Just Here to Fight
Heroes Armored Armored
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1
40
23/24/25
47/50/52
7/8/9
35/38/42
3/4/5
18/21/24
11/12/13
37/40/43
6/7/8
21/24/27
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Berserk Armads
FEH skill special Night Sky

FEH Axe Axe

SkillsEdit

WeaponEdit
Name Prerequisite Might Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill offense Iron Axe - 6 1 - 50 - -
FEH skill offense Steel Axe - 8 1 - 100 - -
FEH skill offense Silver Axe - 11 1 - 200 - -
FEH skill offense Berserk Armads - 16 1 Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1).
If unit's HP <75% and Special triggers by attacking, Special cooldown count -1 at start of turn.
Deals +10 damage when Special triggers.
400 FEH Star Rarity 5 -
SpecialEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects Charge Cost SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill special Night Sky - Grants +50% to damage dealt. 3 100 FEH Star Rarity 5 -
FEH skill special Glimmer FEH skill special Night Sky Grants +50% to damage dealt. 2 200 - FEH Star Rarity 5
PassiveEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects SP Cost Unlocked Type
FEH Distant Counter Distant Counter - Enables unit to counterattack regardless of distance to attacker. 300 FEH Star Rarity 5 A
FEH Wary Fighter 1 Wary Fighter 1 - Prevents follow-up attacks in combat from unit and foes if unit's HP >90%. 60 - B
FEH Wary Fighter 2 Wary Fighter 2 FEH Wary Fighter 1 Wary Fighter 1 Prevents follow-up attacks in combat from unit and foes if unit's HP >70%. 120 - B
FEH Wary Fighter 3 Wary Fighter 3 FEH Wary Fighter 2 Wary Fighter 2 Prevents follow-up attacks in combat from unit and foes if unit's HP >50%. 240 FEH Star Rarity 5 B

Marquess of Ostia
Hector has ascended as the Marquess of Ostia. Will renewed, he swings Armads and leads the people. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Title Group
Heroes Hector Sprite (Legendary)
Marquess of Ostia
Heroes Armored Armored
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1
40
22/23/24
44/47/50
9/10/11
37/40/44
5/6/7
20/23/26
11/12/13
35/38/41
3/4/5
22/26/29
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Thunder Armads
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze

FEH Axe Axe

SkillsEdit

WeaponEdit
Type Prerequisite Might Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill offense Iron Axe - 6 1 - 50 - -
FEH skill offense Steel Axe - 8 1 - 100 - -
FEH skill offense Silver Axe - 11 1 - 200 - -
FEH skill offense Thunder Armads - 16 1 Grants Def +3. If the number of allies within 2 spaces (excluding unit) > the number of foes within 2 spaces (excluding target), foe cannot make a follow-up attack. 400 FEH Star Rarity 5 -
SpecialEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects Charge Cost SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze - Grants +30% to Atk. 4 100 FEH Star Rarity 5 -
FEH skill special Draconic Aura FEH skill special Dragon Gaze Grants +30% to Atk. 3 200 - FEH Star Rarity 5
PassiveEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects SP Cost Unlocked Type
FEH Distant Counter Distant Counter - Enables unit to counterattack regardless of distance to attacker. 300 FEH Star Rarity 5 A
FEH Vengeful Fighter 1 Vengeful Fighter 1 - If unit's HP ≥90% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.
Grants Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Does not stack.)
60 - B
FEH Vengeful Fighter 2 Vengeful Fighter 2 FEH Vengeful Fighter 1 Vengeful Fighter 1 If unit's HP ≥70% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.
Grants Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Does not stack.)
120 - B
FEH Vengeful Fighter 3 Vengeful Fighter 3 FEH Vengeful Fighter 2 Vengeful Fighter 2 If unit's HP ≥50% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.
Grants Special cooldown charge +1 per attack. (Does not stack.)
240 FEH Star Rarity 5 B
FEH Ostia&#039;s Pulse Ostia's Pulse - At the start of turn 1, grants Special cooldown -1 to all allies. Granted only if number of those allies' movement types on current team ≤2. 300 FEH Star Rarity 5 C

QuotesEdit

The Binding BladeEdit

Death quotesEdit

“...Lilina... Let me...see you...just...once more... Hrk...!! ......”
—Hector’s final words in The Binding Blade

The Blazing BladeEdit

Death quotes Edit

(Eliwood's Mode)

“No! Not here! Not now... Forgive me, Eliwood. Tell my brother...”
—Hector

Hector/The Blazing Blade Quotes

HeroesEdit

Hector/Heroes Quotes

Possible EndingsEdit

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."

Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

Sticker InfoEdit

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Hector
Fe7Hector
Fire Emblem [Slash] - Attack +27

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Hector is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

EtymologyEdit

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.

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • Hector has been a part of some popularity contests and statistics based on player favoritism:
    • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Hector landed 45th place on the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
    • Hector won 3rd place in the official Japanese poll of Blazing Blade. The Male/Female ratio was 1:1.
    • The "Choose Your Legends" event of Fire Emblem Heroes revealed that he was 6th place out of 791 with 26,557 votes, making him the second highest voted character from The Blazing Blade, and 3rd most popular male character overall. His Binding Blade incarnation placed 271st, and amassed 815 votes, making him 17th place in the Binding Blade portion.
  • 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.
  • In Hector's artwork for Heroes, in his attacking and special artwork, Armads is in his left hand, while in his damaged artwork, it's in his right.
  • 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 both the only Lord in the series that can use axes before promotion and the only lord to become an armor unit in their default class line. Hector's "tank character" stats is also unique among lords.
  • 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 The Binding Blade artwork was made into a usable weapon called Hector's Axe.
  • In Heroes Tempest Trial "To Die on a Battlefield" Hector appears as both one of the bonus allies, and as the final boss.
    • In his appearance as a boss, if the trial is played on the Lunatic 7, Hector has 85 HP

GalleryEdit

See main article: Hector/Gallery.