“My father wants me to attack? That'd be Larcei's army. Damn, what should I do...”
Johalva (ヨハルヴァ Yoharuva) is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the brother of Johan and Burian, the son of Danan, the half-nephew of Lex, and the grandson of Langobalt. He is in command of Sophara Castle during the second part of the game, and much like Johan, is in love with Larcei/Radney. He may be recruited by Larcei/Radney, but doing so will essentially cause Johan to continue campaigning against the army out of jealousy.
Johalva may be more hotblooded and straightforward than the chivalrous Johan is, but they both share the sentiments, in the sense that they are unable to agree with most of Danan's policies, especially that of the Child Hunts.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
|Charge||Axe - A||Steel Axe|
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
Compared to his brother Johan, Johalva, for the most part, has better stats, but has less movement. He is recommended for non-ranked runs.
Johalva's surviving fighter units will become NPC allies after his recruitment.
Original and replacement characters have the same love growths, unless stated otherwise.
Johalva: Larcei! So you finally broke down and came to see me.
Larcei: Hmph. Johalva, you've got your rough image to protect, but you can't be all that bad. At least, I was relieved that you never hurt any of the women or children. I wish we didn't have to fight...
Johalva: Yeah. Well, I was never into pushin' people around like my brothers. And I've had about all I can handle of the Lopto Sect. People say they've been sacrificing children right here in Isaach. My father just lets them walk all over him. I've had it with them! Larcei... just say the magic word and my squadron and I'll join up with you.
Larcei: Are you serious!? Johalva, you're wonderful! ...I definitely had it wrong about you all this time.
Johalva: Yeah, well, I'm no angel. This is my chance to make amends. You lot! From this point forward we are an army of liberators fighting for love and justice!!
“I will not hand over my castle! You rebels... I'll beat the crap out of you!”
“W-wait, Larcei! I can't fight you!”
—Battle quote against Larcei
“Argh... Larcei... I'm sorry...”
—Johalva's death quote as an enemy
Johan and his brother Johalva derive their names from Irish mythology. Tuireann had three sons with his daughter Danand (Danan), which included Brian (Burian), Iuchar (Johan) and Iucharba (Johalva), who killed Lugh's father Cian (Quan). After Lugh took his revenge by killing the three brothers, Tuireann wept over their graves.