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“Larcei, you're crazy! Prince Shanan is still at Yied Shrine, and Oifey hasn't made it back either. It's just us! How do you expect us to take them on!?”
—Ulster in Genealogy of the Holy War.

Ulster (スカサハ Sukasaha, Skasaher in the Japanese version, Scathach in some of the fan translations) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is a sword fighter hailing from Isaach, the son of Ayra and the brother of Larcei. After Seliph's army defeats the Grannvale Empire, Ulster will return to Isaach with his lover (provided he does not inherit his father's homeland). If his cousin Shanan is dead, he will assume the Isaachian throne. His substitute character is Roddlevan.

PersonalityEdit

Like most of the other characters from the second generation, Ulster has very generic lines as a result of sharing conversations with his counterpart. However, from his dialogue in Chapter 6, it can be gathered that he is a kind-hearted young man, as well as adopting a well-tempered and cautious nature.

In GameEdit

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Base StatsEdit

Note: Parent characters are assumed to be at Level 30 by the end of the First Generation.

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood
Father:
Arden
Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Sword Fighter Sprite (M)Sword Fighter Odo Holy BloodMinor Holy Blood IndicatorOdo
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Lead Gold
1 32 11 0 12 12 7 8 0 6 0 Varies
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
AwarenessNihil
Shooting Star SwordAstra
AmbushVantage
FE4 SwordSword - A FE4IronbladeIron Blade
Inherited Items
Azel
Alec
Claud
Jamke
Dew
Noish
Finn
Beowolf
Holyn
Midayle
Lewyn
Lex

Growth RatesEdit

Note: Holy Blood bonuses have already been taken into consideration.

Father:
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
135% 65% 7% 55% 35% 20% 50% 7%
Dew
Lex

Promotion GainsEdit

Promoted Class
FE4 Forrest Sprite (M) Forrest
Str Mag Skl Spd Def Res Mov
+5 +3 +2 +2 +2 +3 0

OverviewEdit

Ulster is virtually identical to his sister, Larcei, but has growth rates that more closely resemble those of his father. Thanks to his Odo holy blood, his Skill and HP will always be fairly good. His Strength and Defense tend to be slightly better unless his father was a magic user, but the difference is for the most part insignificant and all of his stats tend to be good. Like Larcei, he has incredibly competent stats and amazing skills regardless of his parentage, but is held back by his lack of a mount, legendary weapon, or plausible way of attacking at a distance, making him somewhat inadequate, most obviously in comparison to Shanan. This is not to say that Ulster is a bad unit, but he certainly has his weaknesses.

Unlike Larcei, he does not promote into a Swordmaster,but instead promotes to a Hero. In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Heroes are essentially inferior to Swordmasters aside from their better Magic stat, so this essentially ensures that Larcei will outperform her brother once both are at level 20 and that she will eventually hit higher caps than he does. Also unlike Larcei, there is no guarantee that he will be able to inherit any weapons at all.

Ultimately, despite his slight disadvantages against Larcei, Ulster fulfills a virtually identical function. If the player is playing at anything less than a strenuous pace, Ulster is an excellent way to dispose of enemies without resorting to legendary weapons.

ConversationsEdit

In Chapter 6, Ulster may speak to Larcei, and she will gain one point of luck.

In the Final Chapter, if Ulster is in love with Lana, she may speak to him, and he will gain three points of resistance.

LoveEdit

Love GrowthsEdit

Original replacement characters have the same love growths, unless stated otherwise.

AwakeningEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Myrmidon (M) Map SpriteMyrmidon
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
15 36 14 1 20 16 12 13 4 5
Skill(s)
Avoid +10Avoid +10
Vantage (Kakusei)Vantage
LateInitiativePatience

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

EtymologyEdit

Skasaher is a corruption of Scáthach, a figure in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Scáthach was known for training the hero Cú Chulainn, and her name means "shadowy".

Ulster is one of the four provinces of Ireland; it includes the area currently known as Northern Ireland. It also lends its name to the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, in which Scáthach features.

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