Artwork of Holyn from the Super Tactics Book.
“You've got some serious spirit in your attack. Obviously you're not here for the money. Cash has been my motivator all these years... But after seeing you it kinda loses its meaning. You mind if I tag along? It'd be nice to fight for something real for a change.”
Holyn (ホリン Horin) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the son of the Lord of Sophara Castle in southern Isaach, and is a former gladiator and descendant of Odo. He will join Sigurd's army after being defeated in the arena present in Chapter 2.
Holyn is distantly related to Ayra, who is five years his junior and arguably his best suitor. He is essentially Ayra's male counterpart and bodyguard. According to Holyn, he developed a crush on Ayra at first sight, having met her when they were adolescents, an event portrayed in the Nattsu Fujimori manga adaptation. Holyn is also predestined for her in the game itself, rivaling Lex.
Holyn will fall in the Battle of Belhalla, alongside several of his fellow comrades.
According to unofficial manga-based sources, Holyn was born in the Gran Calender year 733 and stands at 185 centimeters in height. He weighs 80 kilograms, and his blood type is A.
To recruit Holyn, the player is required to clear the arena in Chapter 2 with any given character. Holyn will be the final enemy in the arena and will join the army upon defeat.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
|Sword - A||Iron Blade|
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
- Promotes to Forrest
- Strength: +5
- Magic: +3
- Skill: +2
- Speed: +2
- Defense: +2
- Resistance: +3
- Movement: +0
Although Holyn may not be as competent as Ayra is, he is still a rather decent unit nonetheless. He possesses the Pursuit and Moonlight Sword skills, with the latter skill capable of being passed down to any of his possible children.
He is best paired with either Ayra or Briggid. Larcei and Ulster will inherit good sets of skills from their parents, alongside the fact that the former will be able to receive the Brave Sword from her mother. On the other hand, Patty will benefit greatly from the resultant growth rates she will be able to receive, alongside being able to inherit the versatile Moonlight Sword skill.
In Chapter 3, if neither Ayra nor Holyn has a lover, Holyn may speak to her, resulting in her receiving a Brave Sword and 100 love points with him.
In Chapter 5, after Phinora Castle is captured, if Holyn and Ayra are lovers, Ayra may speak to Holyn, but nothing will result of it. He reveals that he is from Sophara Castle in Isaach and that they had first met as children, with him being in love with her ever since.
- Deirdre: N/A
- Ethlyn: N/A
- Adean: 0+2
- Ayra: 0+2
- Raquesis: 50+2
- Ferry: 50+2
- Sylvia: 0+3
- Briggid: 150+3
- Tailto: 120+3
“Heh... I`m such a fool...”
—Holyn's death quote
Holyn is a corruption of Cú Hullin's surname, who was a legendary hero in Irish mythology that was otherwise known as Cú Chulainn.