“I see you’ve made your resolve. Bishop Saias was right, you really have grown up. Very well, then… Suit yourself.”
—Reinhardt to Olwen, when they meet on the battlefield
Reinhardt (ラインハルト Rainharuto, alternatively translated Rinehart), is a boss character as well as Olwen's older brother in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. Said to be the second coming of the Crusader Tordo, he is the commander of the Gelben Ritter in the Freege army and Ishtar's personal guard, having known her since childhood. The Mage Knight Kempf is scornful of Reinhardt and considers him his rival, although this feeling appears to be one-sided. He is often by Ishtar's side, but she sends him away after Prince Julius reveals his jealousy of him. He, along with Olwen, are the only characters capable of wielding the tome Dime Thunder. If Olwen talks to him in Chapter 22, he tries to persuade her to leave the Liberation Army, but to no avail. As a parting gift, he presents her with the Holy Sword, which was in turn given to him by Ishtar.
At the Great River of Thracia, he leads the Gelben Ritter into battle against the Liberation Army.
| Ambush |
| Sword - A|
Fire - A
Thunder - A
Wind - A
| Dime Thunder|
In terms of one-on-one combat, Reinhardt is probably the strongest boss in the game. He has four powerful skills, a Dime Thunder tome, a Master Sword, five leadership stars, five movement stars, a PC of 2 (an utter rarity among bosses), and high stats to boot. If you have been using Olwen and with the Ambush + Dime Thunder combo, Reinhardt has that too, but he is stronger than her thanks to his skills.
Reinhardt will not attack his sister Olwen, so first have her talk to Reinhardt for her to obtain the Holy Sword. After this, based on Olwen's stats, she could potentially defeat Reinhardt by herself. If not, it is advisable to inflict Reinhardt with some kind of stat condition (have the status inflicter be boosted by the Magic Up Staff or Pure Water) and finish him off. Because Cowen possesses a Berserk Staff, the player should have access to status conditions so long as Tina has enough magic to steal it after receiving a magic boost. A berserked Rinehart could theoretically destroy his entire battalion and even capture Cowen. When and if he is defeated, usually as a result of ballista shots, what remains of his squadron will leave the field .
If neither option is suitable, you should boost Tina's magic with a Magic Up Staff and have her steal his Dime Thunder so you can finish him off with ranged attacks. Another option is to put Mareeta in range to attack him with Mareeta's Sword. Since it has Awareness, it will disable his skills.
Another way to weaken him is to use a character with no weapons or items to act as bait for Reinhardt. Reinhardt will capture them which will lower his stats, allowing him to be defeated easier. This risks losing a unit if Reinhardt manages to escape however.
“So this...is...the end...”
—Reinhardt`s death quote
—Reinhardt's quote after being released