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Nabarl
Navarre (Shadow Dragon Artwork)
GameFire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Fire Emblem: Awakening (SpotPass)
First SeenChapter 3: A Brush in the Teeth (Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi)
Chapter 7: The Scarlet Swordsman (Mystery of the Emblem)
Starting ClassMercenary (Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi and Mystery of the Emblem)
Myrmidon (Shadow Dragon and Shin Monshō no Nazo)
Swordmaster (Awakening)


“...Nay, I'll turn no blade of mine on a woman. If you're willing to pay for my services with your life, then consider yourself the high bidder. My sword is yours.”
—Nabarl, when Shiida asks him to join Marth's cause in Shadow Dragon.

Nabarl (ナバール Nabāru, translated as Navarre in the North American version, Nabaaru in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Navarl in the anime) is a character from Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi and its sequels.

He is voiced by Takehito Koyasu in the Japanese vesion of the Fire Emblem OVA, Aaron Krohn in the English version of the Fire Emblem OVA, and Shinichiro Ohta in Fire Emblem: Akaneia Saga.

Nabarl is a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

ProfileEdit

Nabarl is a stoic mercenary known as the Crimson Fencer and infamous for his Killing Edge, often working with bandits for unknown reasons. It is mentioned in the developer's notes that Nabarl is searching for someone, and this is related to why he is receptive towards women in danger.

In Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, he was assigned to chase after Lena and Julian, but changes his mind and joins Marth's army when Shiida asks him to, in part due to his policy not to harm women or children he encounters. After the war he vanishes.

In Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, he reappears and returns to banditry once more where he encounters the dancer Feena. After hearing that the Altean army approaches them, Nabarl once again defects and protects Feena along the way. He helps Marth out of respect from the last campaign, but once again vanishes once the campaign is over with Feena following him.

A little of his past was revealed in the OAV. A scene of him having a nightmare, where a woman is shown to be killed, can be seen in Episode 2. It is likely that Nabarl's policy on not killing women and children stemmed from this memory. Nabarl seems to show little-to-no emotion, except for this memory-nightmare, where he is clearly afraid.

In the manga adaptation, in Volume 8, it is revealed he was orphaned when he was a child and he becomes a swordsman after the church master who raised him was killed by bandits, whom Nabarl later avenges.


In GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no TsurugiEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res Move Weapon Starting Items
FE1 Mercenary Map SpriteMercenary 3 19 5 9 11 Varies 9 6 0 7 Sword Kill Sword

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Luk Wlv Def Res
90% 50% 40% 50% 40% 30% 10% 0%

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Base StatsEdit

Book 1

Starting Class Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res Move Weapon Starting Items
FE3 Mercenary Map SpriteMercenary 3 19 5 9 11 8 9 6 0 7 Sword FE3KillSwordKill Sword

Book 2

Starting Class Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res Move Weapon Starting Items
FE3 Mercenary Map SpriteMercenary 8 23 9 16 16 7 11 8 0 7 Sword FE3KillSwordKill Sword

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Luk Wlv Def Res
90% 50% 40% 50% 60% 30% 20% 3%

Fire Emblem: Shadow DragonEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move Weapon Starting Items
FEDS Myrmidon Map SpriteMyrmidon 3 19 5 0 9 11 8 6 0 7 Sword - C FE11killingedgeKilling Edge

Growth RatesEdit

Myrmidon/Swordmaster

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
90% 30% 0% 40% 50% 40% 10% 0%

Support RelationshipsEdit

Supports

Supported by

Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~Edit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move Weapon Starting Items
FEDS Myrmidon Map SpriteMyrmidon 8 23 9 0 16 16 7 8 0 7 FE12 SwordSword - C FE11killingedgeKilling Edge

As an enemy (DLC only)

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
90% 45% 0% 50% 70% 70% 20% 5%

Support RelationshipsEdit

Supports

Supported by

Fire Emblem: AwakeningEdit

SpotPassEdit

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
Swordmaster 20 55 27 7 42 43 35 20 17 6
Skill Weapon Starting Items
Avoid +10Avoid +10
Vantage (Kakusei)Vantage
Astra (FE13)Astra
Sword Expert IconSwordfaire
RidefasticonTantivy
SwordIconFE13Sword - A Killing Edge FE13 IconKilling Edge*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped.

OverallEdit

Though Nabarl usually has a fair bit of advantages which are his high speed and HP, his poor defense gain can make him somewhat fragile, though with his speed, he will frequently evade and counter enemies except for classes such as archers. His high skill allows him to attack with good accuracy and deal frequent critical hits, and his speed often enables him to attack twice. It is also a good idea to let Nabarl keep the Killing Edge that he has at the beginning of the game, as he tends to make good use of it.

Giving Nabarl a Seraph Robe allows him to level up quickly, because he can kill more enemies without dying (this holds especially true if you use the arena). His strength and defense will remain low, but his HP will begin to grow very quickly. He can reach close to his HP cap before level 20, as well as capping speed and skill. His critical will not grow to the extent that it does for Swordmasters in other games; however, with the ready availability of killing edges after the mid-game point, he will deal frequent critical strikes, and they will almost always kill his enemies.

Nabarl, early on, will not be able to kill knights and other high-defense characters without an armorslayer. Nabarl's weaknesses include most lance-wielding enemies, mages, and (for a while) enemies with killing weapons.

EndingEdit

Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~Edit

Scarlet Sword

"Ignoring the expectations of others, Nabarl disappeared like the wind once more."

QuotesEdit

Recruit ConversationEdit

Shiida: Nabarl! since when does a swordsman of your caliber fall in with thieves and cutthroats?
Nabarl: What? Who are you? Fly away, girl, before someone decides to swat you.
Shiida: Please, Nabarl. Why fight for nothing when you can fight for something? Leave this rabble. Lend your sword to our cause. Or, if you will not, then turn it on me now instead.
Nabarl: ...Nay, I'll turn no blade of mine on a woman. If you're willing to pay for my services with your life, then consider yourself the high bidder. My sword is yours.

Death QuoteEdit

“Heh....Pathetic.”
—Nabarl's death quote in Shadow Dragon

“.....fools....”
—Nabarl's death quote as enemy in Shadow Dragon

From The OVAEdit

“Look at my hands. Look! These hands are stained with death; what's one more murder when you've committed so many? Hmph. There's no turning back for me now. Not even your 'God' can save my soul, priestess.”
—To Lena, after killing a Soothsire thief.

ArchetypeEdit

Nabarl also jump started a trend of Fire Emblem characters as a dangerous enemy who appears usually early in the game and can be convinced to join and comes up with something that increases Critical rate, such as the Kill Sword, and who is believed by most fans to be worth the effort of recruiting. His character archetype later evolves into the Myrmidon and Swordmaster classes in latter Fire Emblem games beginning with Fire Emblem: Binding Blade and Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, respectively. Nabarls rival Ogmas, and a few other characters in the game, as fan favorites. Lore-wise, they usually have some kind of relationship with the game's Lena or Julian character and have a warrior's spirit, hold some kind of code or policy, and are known to take chances. Before they join the player's party, they may have served as a mercenary for bandits. Like Ogmas, they usually fade into obscurity after the war is over.

List of NabarlsEdit

There are others who are considered Nabarls, but this is the generally agreed upon list.

What is unique about Ayra is that she has the Astra skill instead of the Killing Edge, due to the Killing Edge not appearing in Genealogy of the Holy War.

See AlsoEdit

  • Shanan - A prepromoted Swordmaster or similar class who joins mid or late game that has similar growths to a Nabarl character.

Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

Sticker InfoEdit

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Nabaaru
Nabaaru SSBB Sticker
Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo Trophy Stand Drops +22

EtymologyEdit

The character name Nabarl is derived from the name of the Biblical character Nabal, meaning "foolish", "senseless", or figuratively "shamelessly improprietous." Nabal was the Calebite who was executed by God for defying King David.

Navarre is an autonomous community in Spain. Also, Naverre sounds similar to Javert, an antagonist in Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables", possibly referencing his relationship with Ogma, who might pursue him because he is a criminal.

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