“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!”
—Johan when recruited by Larcei
Johan (ヨハン) is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the brother of Johalva and Burian, the son of Danan, the half-nephew of Lex, and the grandson of Langobalt. He is in command of Isaach Castle during the second part of the game, whereby he is in love with Larcei/Radney. He may be recruited by Larcei/Radney, but doing so will essentially cause Johalva to continue campaigning against the army out of jealousy.
Johan 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 Johalva does, 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|
Axe - A
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
Compared to his brother Johalva, Johan has relatively inferior stats, but has slightly more movement due to being a horseback-type unit. This thus makes him highly recommendable for ranked runs. While Johalva has better Skill and is more accurate in his attacks, Johan possesses better Speed growths, which will better aid in his survival abilities on the battlefield.
If Johan's Axe Knight's survived they will become allied units.
Original and replacement characters have the same love growths unless stated otherwise.
Johan: Larcei... My beloved, how I've yearned for this day to come.
Larcei: Johan, what in the world are you talking about? Did you whack your head or something?
Johan: 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!
Johan: 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
Johan: Sigh... Johalva... It makes me sad to have a little brother as foolish as you.
Johalva: You're the foolish one, but that's irrelevant. I knew that this day would come sometime! Now let's finish this!
Johan: As you wish!
Burian: Johan, you traitor! Are you trying to destroy House Dozel!?
Johan: 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 Johan dies, love will never... Guhaa...”
—Death quote as an ally
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. After Lugh took his revenge by killing the three brothers, Tuireann wept over their graves.