“Granted, you don't seem like a bad sort. However, the Fangs' judgment cannot be undone. It is time for you to die.”
—Lloyd, before attacking Eliwood in Rekka no Ken
Lloyd (ロイド), full name Lloyd Reed, is a non-playable character in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken. He is also known as the "White Wolf", and is a skilled swordsman belonging to the Black Fang. He is the older of Brendan's two sons, the younger being Linus Reed. He is also a member of the dreaded Four Fangs, the most powerful members of the Black Fang.
Not much is known of the swordmaster, though it is likely that when his father, Brendan Reed, formed the Black Fang, he was taught the craft of the sword and eventually became a skilled swordsman. Along with his brother, the Mad Dog Linus, he became one of the legendary Four Fangs. Later, the Valkyrie Ursula and the Assassin Jerme joined them, though Jerme was soon replaced in favor of Nergal's top assassin, Jaffar. Sometime after Nergal gets wounded, he sends his morph, the seductive Sonia, to persuade Brendan to order the Black Fang's Four Fangs to slay Eliwood, Hector, and their companions. Sonia easily convinces the leader to issue his orders, though three of the four fangs, Linus, Ursula, and himself, are suspicious. Despite this, they are forced to comply.
Should the combined levels of the three lords, Eliwood, Hector, and Lyn, total 50 or higher, they will arrive in a town in Bern. Shortly after, Linus and himself trail after him. Lloyd gives Linus explicit instructions not to confront the lords, though, impatient and impulsive as he is, Linus attacks the lords but loses. He runs off after they spare him but is confronted by Limstella, one of Nergal's morphs. The morph quickly drains the quintessence of the hero, killing him instantly. Shortly after the skirmish, Lloyd finds his brother killed, and vows vengeance on the lords. Lloyd will then be seen guarding the shrine of Bern, confronting the lords only with the notion of either avenging his brother or dying and joining him.
Should the total level of the three lords be under 50, Lloyd and Linus will encounter the lords in a foggy valley in Bern. Lloyd sends Linus off to report that they've located their targets and he fights the lords alone, but is eventually bested after a fiery skirmish, though is spared by the three. He, in turn, spares them, though after departing, he is confronted by Limstella, one of Nergal's morphs. The morph quickly drains the quintessence of the swordmaster, killing him instantly. Linus later finds his body and swears vengeance on the lords. If this path is chosen, Linus will guard the shrine of Bern.
Lloyd, unlike his younger brother, is calm and composed, willing to take any order that his father gives, even if he doesn't like the grip Sonia has taken on the Black Fang. In his own words, "The brothers Reed dispense the Fang's justice."
- Note: Depending on the combined levels of your lords, you will fight either Linus before Lloyd, or Lloyd before Linus.
Sword - A
*Dropped when defeated.
**Hector's Story only.
Sword - S
*Dropped when defeated
Sword - S
*Dropped when defeated
Sword - A
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
- Vs. Eliwood
Eliwood: ...Are you the leader of this group?
Eliwood: I heard that the Black Fang possessed strong convictions. If so, then why do you follow a man like Nergal?
Lloyd: This has nothing to do with Nergal or Sonia. We simply complete the missions given us.
Eliwood: And you never question the justness of your missions?
Lloyd: Who are we to pass judgment on the commands given us? We are the jaw that bites. We act without question.
Lloyd: Granted, you don't seem like a bad sort. However, the Fang's judgment cannot be undone. It is time for you to die.
- Vs. Hector
Hector: ...And you would be the leader of this pack of curs?
Lloyd: Aye. That I am.
Hector: I've no mercy for Nergal's hounds of the hunt! Stand and prepare to be beaten.
Lloyd: You... You wish to challenge me with that axe of yours? ...You're amusing, I'll grant you that. I'm sure you'd have Linus laughing if he were here. Be warned, you would do well not to take me lightly.
Cog of DestinyEdit
- Vs. Nino
Nino: Listen to me, please. This is all a mistake...
Lloyd: Do not speak. We are enemies now... I can show you no mercy.
Nino: Lord Eliwood is not a bad man! You'll fight knowing that?
Lloyd: They were Linus's enemies... That is why I fight.
Nino: Lloyd, please...
Lloyd: Don't cry, Nino. You must live for the future. I am bound to this course. Kill me, and don't look back.
Nino: No! I don't want to! Lloyd!!!
- Vs. Jaffar
Lloyd: The "Angel of Death." Since the day I met you, I've always wondered... If we met in straight combat, who of us would win?
Lloyd: I think it's time that question was answered.
- Vs. Legault
Legault: Hey... Long time, no see.
Lloyd: The Hurricane... I heard you'd quit the Fang, but... Seeing you with them is...
Legault: Unexpected? Shouldn't be. As soon as that skulking shadow Nergal showed up, I knew the Fang was as good as finished.
Legault: You know... You're the one thing 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.
Lloyd: We meet at last, Eliwood.
Eliwood: Ah! Hold on! Let's talk! We...
Lloyd: I'm Lloyd Reed, son of Brendan Reed. My brother, Linus, whom you killed, longs for you to join him.......Prepare to die.
- Vs. Hector
Lloyd: You there, who are you?
Hector: Marquess Ostia's brother, Hector! And you, lout?
Lloyd: The Black Fang commander's son, Lloyd Reed... You remind me of my brother. Something about you...
Hector: Huh? What are you talking about?
Lloyd: My brother, whom you killed. My brother, Linus....It's none of your business......
Hector: I have a brother, too. If someone killed him, I would make sure his killer paid dearly and suffered long...
Lloyd: ......Well spoken. If you don't want to give your brother cause to mourn, you'd best fight well.......Prepare yourself.
“The Fang has sentenced you.”
—Lloyd's SpotPass pre-battle quote.
“Uh, you want me to join you?”
—Lloyd's SpotPass recruitment quote.
'Lloyd' means 'grey' in Welsh. His brother Linus's name also means 'grey.' Perhaps this alludes to the fact that the brothers are neither 'good' nor 'evil,' but add shades of gray to the game's story.
- Lloyd and Linus are similar to Glen and Cormag from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. One is killed by an ally, who frames the opposite side, then the other goes for revenge. Unlike Cormag, neither brother joins the player.
- Lloyd is the only Swordmaster in the game not of Sacaen heritage.
- Lloyd shares an A-rank support with Linus, and both will provide bonuses to each other in the final chapter.
- If Lloyd is the boss of chapter 27, he will not attack Nino. Linus, on the other hand, will.
- Lloyd has a completely unique swordmaster sprite, in which he is wearing a long coat. His brother Linus also shares this trait, except he is a hero.