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“I’ll admit, there are times when the pain’s so bad it leaves me numb. But that’s because I was so damn happy when I was with ’em. It’s all an even balance, you know? I got good enough for all the bad. Anyway, I avenged them, so there’s no point in hanging on to hate.”
—Valbar to Leon in Echoes

Valbar (バルボ Barubo, Valbo in the Japanese version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is 31 years old.

Profile Edit

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, Barth's pirates attacked the village, killing his entire family. With his sworn brother Leon and Kamui the mercenary, he sought out and fought against Barth. Celica's party lands in the middle of their fight, so Valbar's party and Celica's party team up to beat Barth. When the battle ends, his group 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.

PersonalityEdit

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-GameEdit

Fire Emblem GaidenEdit

RecruitmentEdit

In Chapter 2, if he survived the battle at the Pirate's Fortress, talk to him within the fortress.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE2 Knight Map IconArmor
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 30 14 4 2 1 12 0 4
Magic Starting Items

-

-

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 20% 35% 25% 10% 20% 0%

OverallEdit

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. However, he will have sometimes have trouble on the offensive unit due to his low Move, as 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.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

SpotPassEdit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Knight Map SpriteKnight
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
20 41 21 0 14 10 5 23+2 0 4
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Defense +2Defense +2
IndoorBattleIndoor Fighter
RefreshiconRelief

LanceIconFE13Lance - B

Silver Lance FE13 IconSilver Lance*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
Knight
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 30 14 5 2 1 12 0 4
Magic Skills Starting Items

Echoes black magic iconFire (Mage)
Echoes black magic iconThunder (Lv 8)
Echoes white magic iconRecover (Sage)
Echoes white magic iconLemegeton (Guru)

Echoes Armored UnitArmored

Personal Max StatsEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 41 40 38 38 42 40

Growth RatesEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 40% 40% 30% 25% 50% 1%

SupportsEdit

See also: Valbar/Supports

Passive Supports

EndingEdit

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 joined the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights at Alm's request, where he worked to train the next generation. Well-loved for his open and honest nature, he spent his years happily surrounded by friends and admirers."

QuotesEdit

GaidenEdit

“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!”
—Valbar's recruitment conversation

“I have lived my life without regrets...”
—Valbar's death quote

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

Valbar/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • Valbar shares his English voice actor, Kyle Hebert, with Awakening's Frederick and Validar.
  • Due to his personality and the way he cares about Leon, Leon has fallen in love with him.
  • Though his map sprite always depicts Valbar with the same helm, it will not appear on his battle animations for most of his class options with the pitchfork. The sole exception to this is the Gold Knight class where Valbar wears the same helm he wears as a Knight and Baron.

GalleryEdit


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