“No offense, sir, but my father can’t stand yours. No way in hell he’d consent to me helping the Chalphys. I’m here by my own reckoning. Sir, just so you know… I’m not here for your little mission. Azel’s just a good bud of mine.”
—Lex to Sigurd in Genealogy of the Holy War
Lex (レックス Rekkusu, Rex in the Super Tactics Book) is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the youngest son of Langobalt, the duke of Dozel, and the half-brother of Danan. He possesses minor Neir blood and is widely regarded to be a rebel to his family's name. He is a childhood friend of both Azel and Tailto. When Azel joins Sigurd's army to help rescue Adean, Lex also joins, but with his only reason for doing so is that he wants to help his friend.
He first appears in the Prologue alongside Azel in the northern area. He is hot-headed and loves to fight. In Chapter 1, he can wait on an edge of a peninsula to receive a Brave Axe from a mysterious woman of unknown origins.
Lex will eventually perish in the Battle of Belhalla, alongside a good number of his fellow comrades.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
Axe - A
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
Lex is the only character in the first generation who is able to wield axes before promotion. As a result of possessing the Elite skill, alongside being able to lay claim to a Brave Axe, he is thus a very useful unit to be trained indeed. Lex is a great example of just how effective a skill Elite is. Even with minimal investment, he will easily outlevel the rest of the army, often promoting as early as Chapter 2 and seldom having to wait longer than the start of Chapter 4 to promote. This tends to turn lex into a frighteningly competent axe user, even if the player failed to obtain the Brave Axe.
In ranked runs, however, players should take a bit of care using Lex. EXP is a very precious comodity in the first generation, and Lex has a tendency to max his level out early on, wasting EXP that could have been distributed to harder-to-train units.
Lex is best paired with Ayra, Briggid, or Tailto. The only problem that will arise from his pairings is that he will be unable to pass down any of his weapons to his possible sons, owing to the fact that they are not axe users by nature. He COULD theoretically hold onto Jacoban's Levin Sword or Chagall's Silver Blade, but doing so would require Lex to hold onto one or two useless items for the duration of two chapters and half of another. Thankfully, his Brave Axe will have somehow found its way to his brother's subordinate, Schmidt, in chapter 6, so the player will not be without it for long.
In the Prologue, Lex may speak to Sigurd, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 5, after Lubeck Castle is captured, Lex may speak to Azel, but nothing will result of it.
- Deirdre: N/A
- Ethlyn: N/A
- Adean: 0+2
- Ayra: 0+2
- Raquesis: 50+2
- Ferry: 50+2
- Sylvia: 0+3
- Briggid: 50+4
- Tailto: 120+3
Lex is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Lex is the short form of the name Alexander, a name often attributed to Alexander the Great.
- Fire Emblem Treasure's family tree, which previously revealed that Lex and Danan had different mothers, also stated that Lex had another older half-sibling. As the name is faded on the chart, this sibling is presumably dead.
- The Hero Axe conversation is a reference to one of Aesop's fables, The Honest Woodcutter.