“Heh, these old bones are still good for something. Farewell, my prince. Live, and grow strong…”
—Jagen if he was made the decoy in Prologue IV of Shadow Dragon
According to the Takayashiki Hideo's Mystery of the Emblem novel adaptation, Jagen is 58 years old.
He steps out off the battlefield in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem but still stays by Marth's side as an advisor. Afterwards, he dies and his position is given to Cain. In Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, he only takes to the field once just to train with the Avatar.
Like most other characters in the Archanea Series of Fire Emblem, Jagen's personality is not very well-developed, with much emphasis having been placed on his functionality as a combat unit on the battlefield. That aside, like most other knights appearing in the series, Jagen has been portrayed to be an individual who is fiercely patriotic to the country whom he has pledged his allegiance to (Altea), participating in many battles under its banner for decades. His devotion to his country is especially evident in the Prologue of Shadow Dragon, where he is one of few units who can be selected to act as the decoy to ensure that Marth and the rest of his retainers succeed in fleeing Altea. Should he be chosen, Jagen's parting words are ones that are gallantly courageous, where he, in spite of the dire state of his situation, ironically muses over the suitability of his age being a deciding factor in him being chosen as the sacrifice.
More dimensions to Jagen's character are introduced with the onset of New Mystery of the Emblem, where he frequently engages the Avatar in preambling discussions before the onset of each battle. Through these interactions, one can deduce Jagen to be both wise and prudent, as he constantly imparts sound advice to the Avatar to ensure that they form effective tactical decisions.
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- Veteran Knight
- Veteran knight of Altea who protected Marth since he was young. Appears in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.
|Silver Lance+||Silver Lance||15||1||-||300|
- Silver Lance+
| +5 HP|
| +5 HP|
| +5 HP|
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|Name||Prerequisite||Effects||Charge Cost||SP Cost||Default||Unlocked|
|Holy Vestments||-||Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 30%.||3||100|
|Aegis||Holy Vestments||Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 50%.||3||200||-|
|Fury 1||-||Grants Atk/Def/Res +1.|
Unit takes 2 damage after combat.
|Fury 2||Fury 1||Grants Atk/Def/Res +2.|
Unit takes 4 Damage after combat.
|Fury 3||Fury 2||Grants Atk/Def/Res +3.|
Unit takes 6 Damage after combat.
|Fortify Res 1||-||Grants adjacent allies Res +2 through their next actions at the start of each turn.||50||-||C|
|Fortify Res 2||Fortify Res 1||Grants adjacent allies Res +3 through their next actions at the start of each turn.||100||C|
|Fortify Cavalry||Fortify Def 2 or Fortify Res 2||Grants adjacent cavalry units Def/Res +6 through their next actions at the start of each turn.||200||C|
In Heroes, Jagen, true to his archetype is good when summoned early and falls behind in later levels. If summoned at 4*, his attack is decent with his Silver Lance and can two hit K.O most enemies in the early game of story mode (although most units can do the same thing). His Defense, Attack and Speed are all terrible at max level and his only good stat is his Resistance, being comparable to Niles, who ranks 5th in Resistance. Therefore, Jagen is fine for the early chapters if summoned early, but due to his slow and frail all around stats, Jagen would most likely be sacrificed for Fury and Fortify Cavalry to other heroes.
“Sire... Fight for Altea...”
—Jagen's death quote in Shadow Dragon
“Prove to me that you are worthy!”
—Jagen's battle quote in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
- Bones of Iron
- After the war, Jagen laid down his lance and became one of Prince Marth’s closest advisors.
Jagen is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
- During the production of the original Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Jagen was originally intended to be killed during the storyline, to provide a tragic coming of age moment where Marth would be forced to face the fact that he lost the adult he relied on. This sequence was scrapped from the final game and storyline, likely due to technical constraints or the inconvenience of removing a unit from the player's use.
- See main article: Jagen/Gallery.