“Hehehe, so you've shown up at last. This is the altar of Duma. Now that you've come here, you can't return alive. We and our Lord value human suffering above all. Therefore, I shall not kill you quickly. You shall go to your deaths slowly, little by little, painfully. After all, your suffering figures shall certainly present Lord Duma with a feast of the highest order...”
Jedah (ジュダ Jūda, Juda in the Japanese version) is a major antagonist in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is voiced by Takubo Shuhei in the Japanese version.
He is a priest of Duma who came in dispute with the High Priest Hark and banished him, gaining control over the church. As his unearthly appearance suggests, he wields immensely powerful magic. While he leads the Magic Corps of the Rigelian Empire to invade Zofia, he dispatches minions to assault Celica for reasons unknown. When Celica and her army march through the Duma Swamp, he confronts them alongside several Mogalls, and after the Mogalls are slain, he lures Celica into Duma Tower by threatening Alm. Once she reached the top, Jedah showed her a crystal showing Alm's struggles and used it to lure her army into a trap where they were to be sacrificed to Duma. When Alm's army arrives to save them, Jedah fights them alongside his two older daughters, Marla and Heste, and his lord Duma, but is slain. It is revealed in his youngest daughter Sonya's ending that he turned Marla and Heste into Witches and intended to sacrifice them and Sonya to Duma as well.
Jedah is a fanatic who wholeheartedly believes in causing war. Wanting war with Zofia and Mila, Jedah had Hark banished with apparently no remorse. Jedah possesses a manipulative streak offering to spare Alm if Celica offered herself as a sacrifice to Duma. He also believes that Duma valued causing human suffering and it was something his worshipers should strive for, intending to kill Celica slowly. It is even revealed Jedah planned to sacrifice his daughters to Duma.
Jedah's only known redeeming quality is his fanatically devout worship of Duma, his loyalty appearing to be genuine with his zealous desire to pleasing Duma at any cost being the only motive for his cruel actions.
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Jedah can be fought as a boss twice: once during Chapter 4 (Celica's route) and again during Chapter 5. He is a fairly difficult boss and in addition to his high stats and equipment, he has the ability to negate any attack that is not from at least 5 spaces away. He can also summon Mogalls. One way to beat him is to have him use his magic until he runs out of enough HP to keep casting, and then attack him with a long-ranged bow. But the best way would be to bide your time, as his "seal" wears off every 4 turns leaving him vulnerable to attacks. In Chapter 4, using the Triangle Attack should be more than enough to defeat him. But in Chapter 5, you can try having Celica next to Alm (as this will make all of Alm's attacks a critical) and finish him off quite easily. Defeating him in the last chapter also eliminates any of his Mogalls, making the game that much easier to complete.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit
Granted by Grudge Ring*
Judah, in the Christian and Jewish religion, was the fourth of Jacob's twelve sons. It seems to be a variant of the name Judas.
- While his face appears pale in the game, the manga gives him a younger look.
- He shares his Japanese name with a minor enemy from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
- Like many bosses in Gaiden, Jedah's portrait is re-used by the other bosses in the Duma priesthood.