“Hmm? Oh, I'm just a b-bit nervous, I'm afraid. Gh-ghastly times, these!”
—Hierarch in Chapter 7
The Hierarch is a minor NPC character in Fire Emblem Awakening that helped Emmeryn during her early years as the Exalt. He is a priest with green ally clothing that is only seen in Chapter 7: Incursion. He accompanies Chrom and the Shepherds as they escort Emmeryn to a hidden palace near Ylisstol. As they approach the Breakneck Pass, he begins to act fidgety as he is aware of the Plegian ambush. When the Plegians attack, he quickly leaves the group and tells the commanding officer, Vasto to spare him as he leaked the Exalt's location to them. However, Vasto refuses, calling him a coward and has one of his bandits attack the Hierarch, killing him.
- Despite the other characters initially talking about the Hierarch's importance, no one seems to notice his disappearance and death.
- It is left unexplained why the Hierarch betrayed Emmeryn after supporting her for so long.
- His portrait is an altered version of the generic Priest, differing only in having a pair of spectacles.