“Heheheh... You're Tailto's kid, right? I drove that woman to her grave. You've come to avenge her death, have you?”
—Battle Quote with Arthur
Hilda (ヒルダ Hiruda) is a major villain from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. She is the wife of Duke Bloom of Freege, the daughter-in-law of Reptor, the mother of Ishtar and Ishtore, a sister-in-law to Tailto and Ethnia, an aunt to Arthur, Teeny, Amid and Linda, and a descendant of the Velthomer royal family.
Hilda is introduced as the wife of Bloom and the dictator/queen of Miletos. While outwardly loyal to Bloom, it is also implied that Hilda married Bloom for the money and power she could obtain.
Despite sharing familial ties with Tailto, Ethnia, Teeny and Linda, Hilda absolutely despises them all. This leads to her abusing them, causing Tailto/Ethnia to succumb to the mental torture they sustained. This is implied to be rooted in Hilda's enjoyment in inflicting suffering. She also willingly supports the Child Hunts, orders Ridale to kill escaping children, and hopes for Ishtar to wed Julius as soon as possible, all for her own selfish gains. She is thus said to not possess a soul, as her actions are both cruel and merciless. Hilda will ultimately be slain by Seliph's liberation army in the final chapter of the game.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
*Dropped when defeated
Hilda is fought twice, once in Chapter 10, and another in the Final Chapter. She is extremely powerful with a whopping attack power of 50. This is thankfully offset by the fact that Bolganone is a heavy tome, lowering her attack speed by a significant amount.
Hilda: I will avenge my father in law, my husband, and my son. …Feel my wrath!!
Hilda: Hohoho, if it isn’t Teeny. You’re that woman’s daughter, right? You’re just as ungrateful as she was.
Teeny: Hilda… because of you, my mother…!
Hilda: Ah, she was an eyesore. I made her life a living hell! Hahaha, I had so much fun back then…
Teeny: ! I’ll never forgive you…
Hilda: Well, don’t we sound all grown up!? What can a little girl like you do to me? I’ll send you to hell, just as I did her!
“Guu… how…!? For now, I’ll retreat…”
—Hilda's defeat quote in chapter 10
- The Minor Boss character, Lamia, strongly resembles a younger Hilda, and has similar sadistic personality. Its possible that Lamia's portrait was initially going to be used for Hilda, perhaps in the first generation.