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“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.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood
Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Axe Fighter SpriteAxe Fighter Neir Holy BloodMinor Holy Blood IndicatorNeir
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Lead Gold
12 42 16 0 7 16 5 14 1 6 0 5000
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
ChargeCharge FE4 AxeAxe - A FE4SteelaxeSteel Axe

Growth RatesEdit

(With Holy Blood Bonuses)

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
110% 40% 0% 50% 10% 10% 60% 5%

Promotion GainsEdit

Promoted Class
FE4 Warrior Sprite Warrior
Str Mag Skl Spd Def Res Mov
+3 0 +2 +2 +2 +3 0
Weapon Ranks
FE4 Bow B


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.


In Chapter 6, Larcei/Radney may speak to Johalva and recruit him, but if you do this, you will be unable to recruit Johan.

In the Final Chapter, if Johalva is in love with Larcei/Radney, she may speak to him, and he will gain three points of strength.


Love GrowthsEdit

Original and replacement characters have the same love growths, unless stated otherwise.


Recruit ConversationEdit

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!!

Battle ConversationEdit

“I will not hand over my castle! You rebels... I'll beat the crap out of you!”
—Battle quote

“W-wait, Larcei! I can't fight you!”
—Battle quote against Larcei

Death quoteEdit

“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.


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