“Please... Please wait. I'm sorry... Please forgive me... I was just following the Emperor's orders. I also hate what I have done, but I had no choice. So... So... Please... Help me... Please... just let me explain. Yes... That's right... Like that... You let your guard down... Idiot... Die!!”
—Lang's battle quote in Chapter 6 of Mystery of the Emblem
Lang (ラング Rangu) is an enemy character from Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and its remake, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem. He is a general of the Archanean Empire and the Marquess of Adria. During the War of Shadows, he co-operated with Dolhr and stole wealth from civilians. Afterwards, he was appointed the leader of the occupation army at Grust by Emperor Hardin (who was possessed by the Darksphere).
Lang's ruthless actions at Grust, including capturing all the young females, caused the civilians to rebel. Eventually Marth is summoned to Grust to aid Lang, starting with defeating the rebel leader Lorenz and securing the royal prince and princess, Jubelo and Yuliya. When the royal children manage to escape, Marth decides to fight Lang.
Lang retreats to Olbern castle and defends himself against Marth's army and even hires who he believes to be Navarre, but who is in fact Samuel. In his last moments, Lang pretends that his actions all came out because he was relunctantly following Hardin's wishes.
“Urgh... How... Could I be defeated...?”
—Lang's death quote in the original “Y-you! You're that impertinent little boy from before...!”
—Lang's battle quote with the male avatar.
Lang is a Germanic surname and Chinese name which means "tall" in the former language and "wolf" in Chinese.
- In Mystery of the Emblem, Lang's portrait is an edited version of Jiol's. The only difference is that Lang is fully bald.
- At the beginning of chapter, Lang mentions approaching reinforcements and plans to trap Marth's army in "a pincer attack". His strategy fits since he is holding Starsphere Cancer.