“Kamui, Leon, don't slip up!! If Dahha is defeated, his henchmen should all run away. There! Bring down Dahha!!”
—Valbar in Chapter 2 on the opening in Pirate's Fortress
He is voiced by Takahiro Fujiwara in the Japanese version.
Valbar lived in a small village on the coast with his parents, his sister, his brother, and his wife and son. He became a knight in order to support his family financially. However, while he was serving his duty elsewhere, Dahha's pirates attacked the village, killing his entire family. With his sworn brother Leon and Kamui the mercenary, he sought out and fought against Dahha. Celica's party lands in the middle of their fight, so Valbar's party and Celica's party team up to beat Dahha. When the battle ends, his party joins the party out of gratitude.
After the war, he trains the young soldiers of the Kingdom of Valentia at Alm's request alongside his companion, Leon.
Valbar believes in repaying his debts, and believes in living his life without regrets. He is also headstrong and always trying to help people with no regards of the consequences.
Valbar is close friends with Leon, a former Rigelian soldier who was able to enjoy life again thanks to Valbar. Leon has romantic feelings for Valbar, but Valbar appears to be oblivious in their supports. It is mentioned their relationship never faltered, even when Leon retired from training soldiers.
In Chapter 2, if he survived the battle at the Pirate's Fortress, talk to him within the fortress.
Valbar is an above average unit, and he fills an important role in Celica's route when you obtain him. Early in Celica's route, Saber will act as your tank to block off choke points since the rest of her party is filled with Mages. When you obtain Valbar, he takes over Saber's role and does a better job since the Armor class provides far superior base Defense, Strength, and HP when compared to the Mercenary class.
For a Soldier/Armor, Valbar's growths are actually quite good compared to Lukas and Forsyth, as he winds up as a balanced Armor. He will prove useful as a tank for Celica's route, as her party is Mage and Mercenary heavy, but will have sometimes have trouble on the offensive unit due to his low Move, no one in Celica's group learns the Warp skill. Thus it is recommended to have the enemies come to Valbar instead, or to eventually send Valbar to Alm's party. Valbar will do well in desert maps, such as on the route to Grieth as all non flying units will be reduced to one movement, making his movement the same as the rest of the army.
Lance - B
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
See also: Valbar/Supports
Fire Emblem Gaiden Edit
"On Alm's request, he instructs young soldiers in the ways of war."
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit
"Valbar became a knight of Valentia. At Alm's request, he splendidly trained the young recruits. He was admired by many for his broadminded and honest personality, and it is said that his last years were quite happy."
“I have lived my life without regrets...”
—Valbar's death quote in Gaiden
Recruitment Conversation inside the Pirates' FortressEdit
“Sorry 'bout that. You helped us out there. Ahh, I owe ya one now. Wherever you go, I'll go along with. I look forward to it!”
—Recruitment Conversation in Gaiden
- Like with many characters in Gaiden, his appearance varies in official art. Valbar has red armor and brown hair in the game. On the game's cover and manual, Valbar's hair is silver-blue, and he wears gold armor. In The Complete he has red armor and has blonde hair. By the point of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Valbar's design was finalized as brown hair with golden armor.
- Valbar showed up in an April Fools gag in the official site which claimed a new Fire Emblem game in the style of the 8-bit originals would be made. This fake game would star Valbar as he was accompanied by Leon and Kamui in traveling in a setting based on medieval Japan.