“Go and meet the Living Legend.”
Lord Uther is an non-playable character in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He was the strong-willed older brother of Hector. He became the marquess of Ostia after their parents died from a sudden illness. Afterwards, he overtaxed his body managing the many affairs of Ostia, which was the main territory of the Lycian League, and trying to control Hector and prevent him from doing dangerous and reckless things. He became more like a father to Hector, despite Hector's many protests against Uther's overprotective behavior towards him. However, Uther later began to suffer from an illness similar to the one that had killed their parents. It is noted by Hector that Uther prefers to make quick decisions.
While not seen until Eliwood's and Hector's stories, he is briefly mentioned in Lyn's story. In Chapter 7, if the player has Matthew visit the house Hector is in, it is revealed that he supports Lyn's claim to the throne of Caelin and that she is really Marquess Hausen's granddaughter, knowing full well that, if left unchecked, Marquess Hausen's brother, Lundgren, will become a threat to Ostia. Having Serra visit the house makes Hector reveal Uther has employed the cleric's services while in Bern.
After Lord Elbert went missing, Uther sent Leila to infiltrate the Black Fang organization and investigate. He claimed to Hector that he would not make any move to search for Elbert, claiming that he had no reason to since it was not Ostia's affair. Hector snuck out anyway to join Eliwood in looking for Elbert (possibly what Uther had in mind all along), and but Uther soon found out and sent Oswin to watch over Hector. Eliwood and Hector's group later visited Uther in "Kinship's Bond" (Eliwood Chapter 21, Hector Chapter 22), at which point Uther directed them towards the home of Athos, knowing Athos could help them to defeat Nergal.
His condition worsened, and Uther knew that if Hector found out about this, he would be stuck in the decision between helping Eliwood or abandoning him to help Uther. Either way, Hector would feel guiltridden afterwards about abandoning one of them. In order to save him from the decision, Uther sent word to Oswin about his condition and swore him and all the castle's soldiers to secrecy concerning his condition. Uther finally died sometime prior to "Sands of Time" (Eliwood Chapter 29, Hector Chapter 31), and Hector found out the truth soon afterwards. Hector then paid his respects to his brother at Uther's empty throne and succeeded him as Marquess Ostia. It is also revealed at Battle Preparations that Serra doesn't know about Lord Uther's death too.
- Uther is an NPC, and his battle data is never revealed in game. He does have combat data, however, and could potentially be seen through hacking.
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Uther Pendragon is the name of King Arthur's father, who traditionally fell in love with the Count of Cornwall's wife, Igerne, and attacked Cornwall to win her. Merlin, knowing that Arthur was to be born of Uther and Igerne, helped Uther disguise himself as the Count so that he could sneak into Tintagel, the Count's stronghold, and conceive Arthur with Igerne. That night, the Count also died, and Uther later married Igerne.
- Hector's Brave Warrior design in Heroes is based on Uther's outfit, and possibly his unused General Class.