“Greetings, General! My, you're looking even more dashing and handsome than usual, Your Excellency.”
—Makalov, to Geoffrey, when he becomes drunk in Radiant Dawn.

Makalov (マカロフ Makarofu, Makarov in the Japanese version) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is the older brother of Marcia, and a member of the Crimean Royal Knights in Radiant Dawn.


Fire Emblem: Path of RadianceEdit

A mercenary knight from Begnion, Makalov amassed a great debt from gambling, and was employed as a guard for a slave trader to help pay it off. During the Mad King’s War, he was forced to work under a vicious merchant in order to pay back a debt. He met Marcia during a battle, who managed to persuade Makalov to reluctantly join her side.

Fire Emblem: Radiant DawnEdit

After the war, he became a member of the Crimean Royal Knights, but would frequent Calill and Largo’s bar in Melior, and would often drink and get drunk by midday, however, and get scolded by not just Largo and Calill, but even by their daughter Amy as well. His superior, Geoffrey, who is constantly appalled by Makalov’s behavior, doubted his ability from the start and eventually gave up on him entirely. Such indulgency being to the point where several attest that, if was anyone other than Queen Elincia ruling over Crimea, Makalov would no doubt have been stripped of his knighthood.


With a self-indulgent and careless attitude, Makalov is fond of drinking, gambling and slackening off from work, resulting in him often traipsing into troubled waters, in the form of both lawful and unlawful forces alike. This has caused Marcia to constantly worry for his well-being, which she openly displays through angry outbursts of tantrums. Regardless, he is shown to lack common sense when it comes to gambling, as he never learns his lesson despite losing over and over again.

Despite the major flaws in Makalov's character, he is not a bad person at his core. Rather, he is portrayed as one who just follows his convictions, as he feels no particular attachment to Begnion, nor does he hold any prejudice toward one’s race or social status. Such traits end up receiving special attention and exaggeration from Astrid who holds him in high regard.

And while he is also known for being one to exploit his relationships with others, as can be observed through his numerous attempts to milk money out of Marcia, it has also been observed that he can be honest under certain circumstances and showing that he deeply cares for his sister. This can be seen in his support conversation with Astrid, where he returns the pendant he duped her into giving him after being chided by an enraged Marcia. Astrid will then reveal the true value of the pendant to Makalov, whereupon he will be shocked at her willingness to give up her wealth for his sake. In a Base Conversation, he stopped his sister from crying by getting her to laugh a little bit.


Path of RadianceEdit


  • Chapter 14: Makalov will appear as an enemy unit. Have Marcia speak to him to recruit him.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE9 Makalov Sword Knight Sprite Sword Knight FE9Thunder Thunder
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Wt Mov
10 30 9 2 7 10 8 10 2 10 33 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Tempest Tempest

FE9 Sword Sword - C

FE9SteelSword Steel Sword

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 55% 5% 45% 50% 25% 45% 20%

Support ConversationsEdit

See also: Makalov/Supports

Bond SupportEdit

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE9masterseal Master Seal) FE9 Makalov Paladin Sprite Paladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Def Res Con Mov
1 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +1 +1
Weapon Ranks
FE9 Lance / FE9 Axe / FE9 Bow E*

*Depends on player's choice.


Makalov may join the game at a rather late chapter, but he is not necessarily a mediocre and incompetent unit. Once he starts gaining levels, his HP, Strength and Speed will be noticeably high, with his other stats having average values. Makalov also has the potential to possess high Defense, a trait that may be hampered by his unstable growth in this stat.

Statistically, Makalov is fairly similar to Kieran except for having a little more speed and defense in exchange for a little less skill and resistance when fully leveled. When he promotes, giving Makalov either Axes or Lances as a secondary weapon is advised. Axes giving him the advantage against enemy Lance users and Lances being a bit more accurate while still giving Makalov a safe weapon to use against enemy lance users.

Radiant DawnEdit


Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Endgame
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 E A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected △=Reinforcement

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE10 Makalov Blade Paladin Sprite Blade Paladin FE10Thunder Thunder
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Wt Mov
7 37 18 5 17 18 20 17 9 10 35 9
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Canto Canto

FE10 Sword Sword - A

FE10steelsword Steel Sword
Herb Herb
FE10coin Coin

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 40% 15% 40% 75% 45% 50% 25%


RD Biorhythm B

Bond SupportEdit

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE10mastercrown Master Crown) FE10 Makalov Gold Knight Sprite Gold Knight
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Def Res Con Mov
1 +4 +2 +4 +2 +2 +2 +4 +0 +0
Skills Weapon Ranks
Sol Sol FE10 Axe C


In this game, Makalov will be able to cap his Speed, Luck and Defense with relative ease, with his HP, Strength, and Skill following shortly after. His limited availability may prove to be a liability to his potential, but this should not prevent the player from using him altogether.


Death QuotesEdit

“After all... the only true prediction I made was this one. I'm sorry, Marcia... I was...a”
—Makalov's death quote in Path of Radiance.

“I knew this would be how...the dice would fall... Forgive me, Marcia... I'm...such a”
—Makalov's death quote in Radiant Dawn.


Path of RadianceEdit

"I think I may try to start over in Begnion. Maybe it's too much, too soon... But I just want to live a more responsible life. Plus I'm tired of men threatening to break my knees... Good-bye, Ike!"

Radiant DawnEdit

  • Prince of Layabouts (放蕩騎士 Hōtō kishi, lit. Prodigal Knight)

Makalov remained as a Royal Knight because the empire was "too strict". Miraculously, he was never fired.


  • Makalov is one of the three characters whose support partners all have the same affinity (Wind), the other two being Tauroneo (also Wind) and Haar (Thunder).
    • Makalov is one of the two characters whose 3 support partners have the same affinity, the other being Boyd (with Water).
  • Makalov does not have any country's symbol on his barding as a Gold Knight.
  • Makalov has the highest speed growth in Radiant Dawn, at 75%.


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