“The old Fang was filled with vagrants and misfits. The commander would teach them how to live. Of course, being an assassin's not a job to brag about, but everyone had a kind of pride in what they were. They could at least say that they were right. That what they did wasn't wrong.”
—Legault to Isadora
Legault (ラガルト Ragaruto, Lagarto in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is a fugitive of the Black Fang, who has chosen to abandon the organization and become a Thief instead.
Legault can be recruited by having the main lord, who is either Eliwood or Hector depending on the mode, or Lyn speak with him. His goal before joining the player is to loot all of the items in the treasure chests in that level and make off with them. He makes a clear dash across the battlefield and can be easily intercepted; he will keep anything he has already looted, so they can be used later.
Legault had been a member of the Black Fang organization since its inception. He is said to be second in ability to none except the Four Fangs, implying he had earned himself quite a reputation while he was still a member.
Through support conversations with Matthew, his past is slowly revealed as well as his motivation for leaving the Black Fang. According to him, Legault was able to join the Black Fang because of his nimble agility. He was already known as the Hurricane at the time, and was tasked with "cleaning house", which involved assassinating anyone who betrayed the Black Fang.
Legault admits that his job made him unpopular, though it was not until Sonia's arrival when he began to really consider leaving the organization after noticing that the Black Fang was beginning to crumble from the inside. Along with this, his duty as the cleaner was changed from killing only traitors into targeting anyone who was wounded and could no longer fight competently. The last straw came when he was forced to kill Aesha, a fellow assassin who had received a crippling injury that cut her career short. He appears to deeply regret killing her, and his decision to abandon the organization solidified at that point.
At this point, he appears near the Dragon's Gate on Valor, The Dread Isle with the purpose of plundering the treasure and then escaping. However, he is intercepted by one of the Lords of Lycia, who convince him to join their side and help them with his knowledge of the Black Fang. Subsequently, when the army travels to Bern, he makes another appearance in Chapter 23, where he offers advice to the three lords as they discuss their proceedings, to which Eliwood thanks him. He is seen even if the player did not recruit him in the chapter that he initially appears in.
During his stay in the Lycian army, Legault can form a tentative friendship with the like-minded deserter Heath, who Legault alternately teases or compliments for his honest and ethical nature while they brood over their predicaments. They seem to agree to travel together once the conflict is over, which Legault describes as "friendship between fugitives." Otherwise, he can share parts of his past with the Ostian spy Matthew, or strike up an ill-fated romance with the Paladin Isadora, who he meets again as an enemy a decade after their paths diverge.
With the former Black Fang member, Jaffar, Legault seems to view him with a mixture of unease and perplexity, once remarking that Jaffar's title as the unfeeling "Angel of Death" suits him. It is only after he realizes that Jaffar has warmed up to Nino, that he acknowledges the assassin has changed enormously and addresses him by his real name instead.
Legault shares a familial relationship with Nino herself as they appear to have been acquainted during his time in the Black Fang. Ultimately though, Legault cuts all his ties with her, firmly refusing her request to accompany him after the journey ends by telling her that the life he will lead is not meant for someone like her, and that she would only slow him down.
Evidently, Legault has friendly relations with several of the higher members of the Fang. When engaging Lloyd or Linus at the Shrine of Seals in Chapter 27: Cog of Destiny, he will have a short conversation with either of the Reed brothers, where he tries to convince them to lay down their arms, though this does not dissuade them from attacking him. Also, if brought on the last level and if he engages Lloyd, Linus, Uhai, and Brendan Reed, Legault will speak to each of them before any blows are struck to which the morphs will not respond.
After the war ends, Legault's fate is unknown. He could have fought in the War on Bern, although there is the possibility that he was killed later by Black Fang bounty hunters or simply went into hiding. His normal ending states that Legault traveled about the land looking for other refugees of the Black Fang to ease the pain of his own losses. His ending with Isadora, however, implies that he finds himself under Bern's employ.
Description: A former Black Fang once known as Hurricane.
- Chapter 19: Eliwood's Story: Enemy, appears at the beginning of Turn 2. Talk with Eliwood or Lyn.
- Chapter 20: Hector's Story: Enemy, appears at the beginning of Turn 1. Talk with Hector or Lyn.
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- See also: Legault/Supports
Legault can be a decent thief if the player puts some effort in training him. Although he has a later joining time, his Base Stats are relative to Matthew's stats at the same level, though he may have a harder time forming supports than the Ostian thief, who has earlier and faster supports with other characters. Compared to Matthew statistically, he has slightly less HP, Strength and Speed, but superior Skill, Luck and Resistance. Regardless of his stats however, Legault has invaluable utility in unlocking doors, chests, or stealing items from enemies, and can easily replace Matthew's thieving duties or be deployed as backup for maps filled with chests. Since both his Speed and Luck stats are high, he has excellent evasion to increase his durability, especially when combined with any support bonuses he receives.
While he may not get hit very often, Legault's offensive abilities are not as great as most other combatants, even if he is promoted. His low starting Strength and equally weak growth rate for it makes it difficult for him to inflict enough damage to defeat many of the enemies in the game, especially the ones with high defense. However, if he is promoted, he will gain the Silencer Skill, which can help him instantly kill any foe with ease whenever it activates. Additionally, his base Constitution is sufficient for him to equip heavier swords and not sacrifice as much Attack Speed in the process, notably with the Steel Sword and the Light Brand amongst others. This can help him improve his attack power, as well as have an advantage over lighter characters such as Guy or Lyn.
“I guess it's time... to meet...”
—Legault's death quote
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“My oh my... Fools aplenty. That includes me, too.”
—Legault's final chapter quote
- Vs Lloyd
Legault: Hey... Long time, no see.
Lloyd: The Hurricane... I heard you you'd quit the Fang, but... seeing you with them is...
Legault: Unexpected? It shouldn't be. As soon as that sulking shadow Nergal showed up... I knew that the Fang was as good as finished.
Legault: You know... You're the one thing that I can't figure out. Lloyd, what are you doing here? Why this?
Lloyd: Who knows... But my brother's dead. And at the hands of your newfound friends...
Legault: We're not responsible for Linus's death.
Lloyd: It does not matter. I believe you are, and that is enough.
Legault: ....... All right. I see. Nothing's going to change. I knew that, and yet... I had to try. It's a bad habit of mine.
Lloyd: Farewell, Legault. My old friend.
Legault: I'll see you again, Lloyd. With Linus... and Uhai... Even if it won't be in this world.
- Vs. Linus
Legault: Hello... Linus.
Linus: Legault!? You... You disloyal filth! You of all people...siding with them!?
Legault: Calm down. Your brother's murder... It wasn't by our hands... Hey!!
Linus: Draw your sword. I won't miss again.
Legault: Remember how good the old days were? Your father, old Jan, Uhai, you, and me and your brother. When did the Black Fang lose its honor?
Linus: Be quiet!!! Stop your pathetic whimpering and fight!!
Legault: I knew this would happen. Nothing's going to change. I knew it, and yet here I am. I couldn't leave well enough alone... I'm a fool.
- Vs. Lloyd (Morph)
Legault: ...Huh, even as a monster, you are a handsome one, Lloyd. But you know something? I can't let this continue!!
- Vs. Linus (Morph)
Legault: Oh... We meet again. ...Linus... This stinks!!
- Vs. Uhai (Morph)
Legault: ...Uhai...why did this blasphemy occur? ...I'll put an end to it right away!
- Vs. Brendan (Morph)
Legault: ...Commander... I really didn't want to see you like this. ...All I can give you is one last act of rebellion.
Legault - The Hurricane
After the battle, Legault traveled the lands looking for Black Fang refugees. He helped them to ease the pain of his own loss.
Legault and Isadora
After the war, Isadora went to Pherae, and Legault went to Bern. Though they traveled different paths, they stayed in each other's hearts. They met again ten years later on the battlefield, as enemies.
- Though he is considered almost as powerful as the Four Fangs and knows most of the Black Fang members, it is said by Legault himself in his supports with Nino that he is only in his twenties, when Nino calls him "Uncle Legault."
- The romanization of his name (Ragaruto), means "lizard" when translated into Spanish and Portuguese (lagarto).
- If Legault is promoted to Assassin, he gets a battle sprite similar in style to Jerme's, rather than Matthew and Jaffar's. This is because Jerme and Legault both have long hair, while Matthew and Jaffar have short hair.
- Legault is not the only character in the game to be referred to as "Hurricane". Eubans is also called the "Hurricane", though the two of them are from separate groups.
- Regardless on whether or not you recruited Legault, he will still appear in Chapter 24: Four Fanged Offence, to offer advice to Eliwood.