“Dammit! Why would he come here? Well, if they insist on dogging me, I've got hounds of my own to welcome them with.”

Nelson (ネルソン Neruson) is an enemy boss character from Fire Emblem Awakening.

He is a ruffian leader that commanded his men to steal all the items from the village and keep in his hideout in Mercenary Fortress and he hired Holland to take the Fire Emblem from Chrom. He forces Severa to stay around because he stole Cordelia's wedding ring, which Severa considers her treasure, while she slept.

According to the villagers that Nelson's men stole from, he was a former general from Valm and part of the Grimleal. He has delusions of grandeur, intending to set up his own empire and take over Ylisse due to believing that the Fire Emblem alone will make its people see him as the rightful king.

In GameEdit

Boss StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE13 Generic Enemy Sage (M) Map SpriteSage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
13 41 1 21 16 20 16 14 18 -
Skills Weapon Starting Items


TomeIconFE13Tome - B
StaffIconFE13Staff - E

Thoron FE13Thoron
Talisman FE13Talisman*

*Dropped when defeated


“My throne... My...empire...”
—Nelson's death quote

“What are those useless fools doing?! Get them! Somebody get them!”
—Nelson's pre-battle quote

Vs. ChromEdit

  • Nelson: Damn... Useless fools, all of you!
  • Chrom: And what does that make the man cowering behind them?
  • Nelson: Bah, I'll use your corpse to clean the blood from my boots!

Vs. SeveraEdit

  • Nelson: Traitorous wench!
  • Severa: You've got to be loyal before you can be a traitor, you idiot! And you're the one to talk, extorting a poor innocent girl like me... It's time you learned just how deadly this innocent girl can be!


  • He shares his portrait with Cassius.