“My unremitting love for you is strong enough to cross the bounds of insanity! Let our troops know we’re taking sides with the liberation army! From this day forward we’ll be fighting for love, justice… and Larcei!”
—Iuchar when recruited by Larcei
Iuchar (ヨハン Yohan, Johan in the Japanese version) is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the brother of Iucharba and Brian, the son of Danann, the half-nephew of Lex, and the grandson of Lombard. He is in command of Isaach Castle during the second part of the game, whereby he is in love with Larcei/Creidne. He may be recruited by Larcei/Creidne, but doing so will essentially cause Iucharba to continue campaigning against the army out of jealousy.
Iuchar adopts a poetic style in his speech, which may prove to be rather comical in certain situations such as when his soldiers talk behind his back. He shares the same sentiments as Iucharba does, in the sense that they are unable to agree with most of Danann's policies, especially that of the Child Hunts.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
Axe - A
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
Iuchar is generally an easy pick over his brother for one simple reason: he's mounted, and thus has much higher Movement. This is particularly important if you're doing a ranked run as Iucharba's inability to keep up with your other mounted units will render him virtually useless. While Iucharba starts off with slightly superior base stats in most categories, they will both wind up pretty much statistically identical later on. After Promotion, Iucharba will wind up slightly better in combat situations than Iuchar due to his Charge skill and access to Bows, while Iuchar gets more Movement and his Vantage skill isn't as useful generally. This hardly matters since the difference between the two is negligible and neither of them are particularly great combat units compared to other units in the second generation.
Despite losing to his brother in combat prowess by a narrow margin, Iuchar's mobility counts for a lot more in Genealogy of the Holy War since the maps are very large and foot units are often left trailing behind. Should you choose to recruit Iuchar, his surviving Axe Knight units of Isaach will become NPC Allies after his recruitment, including Isaach Castle and the Axe Knight guarding it.
Original and replacement characters have the same love growths unless stated otherwise.
Iuchar: Larcei... My beloved, how I've yearned for this day to come.
Larcei: Iuchar, what in the world are you talking about? Did you whack your head or something?
Iuchar: Your words soothe like a bird's song... You eyes sparkle like stars in the sky... The thought of being without you I cannot bear.
Larcei: Stop! You're grossing me out! You're on the battlefield, you know. Don't lose it here!
Iuchar: My unremitting love for you is strong enough to cross the bounds of insanity! Let our troops know we're taking sides with the liberation army! From this day forward we'll be fighting for love, justice... and Larcei!
“Heheheh... Nobody can defeat me. To die by my hand, you should feel flattered.”
—Battle quote as an enemy
“W-wait, Larcei. Please! It's not possible for me to fight you!”
—Battle quote against Larcei
Iuchar: Sigh... Iucharba... It makes me sad to have a little brother as foolish as you.
Iucharba: You're the foolish one, but that's irrelevant. I knew that this day would come sometime! Now let's finish this!
Iuchar: As you wish!
Brian: Iuchar, you traitor! Are you trying to destroy House Dozel!?
Iuchar: Don't worry, big brother. I´m doing a wonderful job restoring Dozel's good name. Time for you to step aside.
“Ahh... The virtuous rebel army has defeated me... Larcei, Our love is eternal...”
—Death quote as an enemy
“Though Iuchar dies, love will never... Guhaa...”
—Death quote as an ally
Iuchar is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:
Iuchar and his brother Iucharba derive their names from Irish mythology. Tuireann had three sons with his daughter Danand (Danann), which included Brian (Brian), Iuchar (Iuchar) and Iucharba (Iucharba), who killed Lugh's father Cian. After Lugh took his revenge by killing the three brothers, Tuireann wept over their graves.