“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...”
Juda (ジュダ Juda; translated Judah in the fan translation) is a major antagonist in Fire Emblem Gaiden.
He is a priest of Duma who came in dispute with the High Priest Hark and banished him, gaining control over the church. When Celica and her army marched through the Duma Swamp, he confronted them alongside several Mogalls, and after the Mogalls were slain, he lured Celica into Duma Tower by threatening Alm. Once she reached the top, Juda 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 arrived to save them, Juda confronted them alongside his daughters, Marla and Heste, and his lord Duma, but was slain. It is revealed in his youngest daughter Sonia's ending that he intended to sacrifice his daughters to Duma as well.
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Juda 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.
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 name with a minor enemy from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.