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“My homeland of Phoenicis is bordered by the South Sea. It's a wonderful place to live. There aren't that many of us, and everyone gets along... I've seen many countries with my own eyes, but Phoenicis is the best!”
—Janaff talking to Lucia in a support conversation

Janaff (ヤナフ Yanafu) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. Due to possessing an impeccable sense of sight, he thus serves as the 'eyes' of the Hawk King Tibarn. Janaff is also a good friend of Ulki's.

Janaff's appearance belies his actual age of 110 years, causing him to often be mistaken for a child.

BiographyEdit

Path of RadianceEdit

Janaff is introduced to be one of Tibarn's right-hand men in this game, where he is often sent out on errands to conduct surveillance on vast areas of land on his master's behalf.

When Reyson later joins the player's army in Chapter 18, Janaff, alongside Ulki, is instructed to serve as his bodyguard. When Naesala appears as an enemy unit in the next preceding chapter, Janaff is capable of convincing him to leave the battlefield, where he reveals that Ike's forces have managed to rescue Reyson and Leanne from Duke Tanas' grasp.

Janaff will then remain with Ike's forces until the game concludes.

Radiant DawnEdit

Janaff makes a re-appearance in this game, resuming his position as the 'eyes' of Tibarn and an advisor to Reyson. He plays a very minor role in the game, and only speaks a few lines.

Janaff will stay with the Laguz Alliance for the rest of the game, and may be brought into the Tower of Guidance to face off against Ashera.

PersonalityEdit

Despite being older than Ulki by at least five years, Janaff often behaves like a child. He sports an enthusiastic and friendly personality, a trait that is particularly accentuated when he interacts with other Bird Laguz. Despite his bubbly personality, however, Janaff is easily offended, as can be observed by a support conversation he shares with Oscar, where he responds to the latter's politeness with hostility.

Janaff is initially prejudiced towards the Beorc, loathing them for the discrimination they have exhibited towards the laguz race. He later changes this perception of his after remaining in Ike's army for a prolonged period of time in Path of Radiance. This may be observed in a support conversation he shares with Lucia, where he reveals that his hatred for Beorc has subsided after meeting her.

Character DataEdit

Path of RadianceEdit

RecruitmentEdit

  • Chapter 18: Automatically from the start if the player chooses to recruit Reyson.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE9 Janaff Hawk (Untransformed) Sprite
Hawk (Untransformed)

FE9 Janaff Hawk (Transformed) Sprite
Hawk(Transformed)
FE9Thunder Thunder
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Wt Mov
8 39 13

18
5 15

20
17

20
16 11

15
10

12
6

16
6 6

8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Insight (FE9)Insight

-

FE9 Beak (Hawk)Beak

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
130% 55% 10% 70% 65% 40% 30% 25%

Support ConversationsEdit

See also: Janaff/Supports

Radiant DawnEdit

AvailabilityEdit

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Endgame
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 E A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected △=Reinforcement

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE10 Janaff Hawk (Untransformed) Sprite
Hawk (Untransformed)

FE10 Janaff Hawk (Transformed) Sprite
Hawk
FE10Thunder Thunder
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Wt Mov
29 57 16

32
2

4
19

38
17

34
30 12

24
8

16
6

16
7

16
7

9
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Insight Insight
Shove Shove
Canto Canto

FE10 Strike Strike - A

Wildheart Scroll (FE10) Wildheart Scroll

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 40% 15% 45% 25% 50% 35% 10%

QuotesEdit

Death/Retreat QuotesEdit

“Ouww... I've been beaten. Sorry, but I've got to return to Phoenicis. I don't want to slow anyone down.”
—Janaff's retreat quote in Path of Radiance if Ulki and Reyson are still able to participate in battles

“Ugh... How stupid... I thought I'd have...seen it coming...”
—Janaff's death quote in Radiant Dawn.

Recruit Conversation in Radiant DawnEdit

Reyson: Janaff? What are you doing here?
Janaff: H-hello! Nice to see you, Prince! What a coincidence, huh?! I'm just, um, taking a flight. At night. In a battlefield.
Reyson: ...Oh? I assumed Tibarn might have sent you to protect me.
Janaff: Oh, no, no! Nothing like that!
Reyson: Janaff. Do you really think you can hide anything from me?
Janaff: It... It was Ike! Ike asked me to help out the Greil mercenaries! Really!
Reyson: Mm-hm.
Janaff: You see, Your Highness, the enemy might get suspicious if there were no birds among the force!
Reyson: Ah, that's a good point. Now I understand. My apologies for jumping to conclusions.
Janaff: No worries, Your Highness... Ha ha...ha...
Reyson: Then let us go together to Ike and seek his next command!
Janaff: What?! Whoa, hold up there!
Reyson: What's the problem? I thought you were here to help.
Janaff: Oh, hey, no problem at all, Your Highness. No problem whatsoever!
Reyson: Excellent. Let's go.
Janaff: Perfect... Tibarn's gonna have my beak for this...

EpilogueEdit

Path of RadianceEdit

"If you ever have need of the king's eyes, fire a flaming arrow from a high place. I'll see it and come flying! Um, that is, if I'm not busy on an errand for the king."

Radiant DawnEdit

  • Hawk King's Eyes (鷹王の目 Taka-ō no me)

As the new king's right arm, Janaff so eagerly trained his men that he often skipped meals, weekends, and sleep.

EtymologyEdit

Yanaf (also Yanuf) is a Himyarite (an extinct language once spoken in Yemen) name meaning "exalted", and was used in the names of several kings of Himyar.

Janaff is also a combination of the female name 'Jana' and the musical term 'ff' or fortissimo which translates to 'very loud' which suits him as he is a loud and childish person who is not overly masculine in his appearance.

TriviaEdit

  • In Fire Emblem Awakening, Nowi finds an injured bird and tries to nurse it back to health during her support conversations with Stahl. She decides to name it "Janaff" in their B-rank conversation.

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