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“Human bonds are leaves in the wind. They offer you nothing.”

Validar (ファウダー Faudā, Fauder in the Japanese version and Valldar in the Non-English European versions of the game) is an enemy character and an antagonist in Fire Emblem: Awakening. He is voiced by Kyle Hebert in the English version and by Takehito Koyasu in the Japanese version.

Validar is the father of the Avatar and the potential grandfather of any of the given future children.


Validar is the leader of the Grimleal, the religious sect worshiping Grima in Plegia, and is trying to expand Plegia by force. Validar's main goal is to resurrect Grima as his forefathers had tried, albeit unsuccessfully. Like his forefathers, Validar was born in hopes of being a suitable vessel but, also like them, he too was unworthy. Eventually, Validar had a relationship with an unknown woman, presumably to continue Grima's lineage. This ultimately cumulated in the birth of a child who finally had the Heart of Grima symbolized by the Mark of Grima on their right hand. However, fearing for her child's future, the woman took the baby and left Plegia to protect them. Validar spent many years afterwards searching in vain for his child.

At some point in the past, Validar found an ordinary village girl who possessed a special power. Wanting to use this power for himself, he slaughtered her family and the entire village. He then took this girl and brainwashed her into believing that he saved her from the streets. This girl's name soon changed to Aversa.

The night after Gangrel declared war between Plegia and Ylisse, Validar leads an assassination attempt on Emmeryn. During the battle, Validar notices and recognizes the Avatar. However, Validar is killed by the Shepherds, and the assassination ends in failure. Left in a dark void, Validar meets a shadowy individual who introduces themselves as the Fell Dragon. During the rest of the Ylisse-Plegia war, Validar oversees the remainder of the war as he continues to talk with Grima. After Gangrel's defeat, Validar is revived.

Now that Plegia no longer has a king, Validar takes the throne of Plegia. Two years after the war, Chrom comes to ask for aid for the Valm Invasion, Validar gives him all the funds and ships he needs, but does not offer any soldiers since the country is still in disarray. He also introduces his hierophant, a mysterious hooded figure who, upon taking off their hood, matches the Avatar in appearance. However, with their business done, and not wanting to stay any longer Chrom and the Avatar leave. That night, Validar approaches the Avatar and reveals that he is their father, but doesn't stay for too long as Chrom arrives shortly afterward.

After Walhart's defeat, Validar hears of Chrom's search for the final gem for the Fire Emblem and sends word for him to come to Plegia so he can formally present the last gem. However when Chrom and his army arrive, he betrays them and tries to take the Emblem. Just as they are about to escape, Validar warps in, weakens Chrom, and controls the Avatar strongly enough to make them take the Fire Emblem from Chrom. After acquiring the Fire Emblem, Validar warps away to go to the The Dragon's Table.

Arriving at the Table altar, Validar separates Chrom and the Avatar from the rest of the army and battles them. After his defeat, the Avatar feigns possession and seemingly kills Chrom with a lightning spell. Validar suddenly appears over Chrom's body, unharmed and taunting Lucina over his apparent victory. Basilio then appears, surprising Validar, who thought that the Khan had died before. Basilio explains how the Avatar had already planned out a counter move against Validar's trick, and how he managed to carry out part of the plan in secret by avoiding Validar's spies after his "death" against Walhart. Basilio also explains that the the four gemstones placed before Validar's theft were fakes. Finally, Chrom then stand up, revealing that he survived the Avatar's "attack". Furious with his plan now destroyed, Validar launches one final assault against the army and fails. Validar dies in disbelief with his plans completely ruined, his last words questioning why the Avatar would reject being the vessel for Grima.


Validar is a man fully engrossed into his role as the leader of the Grimleal and one of the descendants who is a Fellblood. As the leader of the Grimleal, he is extremely loyal to Grima and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that his master returns, even willing to sacrifice his own life to resurrect him. Validar has shown that he is an opportunist, willing to take whatever he think will be useful to resurrect Grima. He is not above murder and brainwashing to have a single person be completely loyal to Grima, as shown by Aversa.

Despite his opportunistic nature, Validar appears to have no goals or desires for himself aside from serving Grima and appears to be unphased knowing that the Fell Dragon's ressurection will kill himself as well. Validar's fanaticism is so great that he doesn't appear to understand why his child is unwilling to become Grima's vessel.

Because of his fanatic belief on his "destiny" he is often overconfident when executing a task for Grima and makes critical mistakes when the events that happen deviate from his foresight.

In GameEdit

HELP DESCIPTION A dark mage who wishes to architect the world's end.

Base StatsEdit


Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
FE13 Validar Sorcerer Map SpriteSorcerer 5 39 5 21 15 13 12 15 12 -
Skill Weapon Starting Items
TomeIconFE13Tome - B Gimle tome darkGrima's Truth

Chapter 6Edit

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
FE13 Validar Sorcerer Map SpriteSorcerer 1 32 3 12 10 9 5 8 10 6
Skill Weapon Starting Items
TomeIconFE13Tome - D Elfire FE13Elfire
Heal FE13 IconHeal*

*Dropped when defeated

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
FE13 Validar Sorcerer Map SpriteSorcerer 1 36 3 14 11 10 6 9 12 6
Skill Weapon Starting Items
CrimsoncurseAnathema TomeIconFE13Tome - C Elfire FE13Elfire
Heal FE13 IconHeal*

*Dropped when defeated

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
FE13 Validar Sorcerer Map SpriteSorcerer 1 43 3 17 13 12 8 10 14 6
Skill Weapon Starting Items
Vengeance (FE13)Vengeance
TomeIconFE13Tome - A Arcfire FE13Arcfire
Heal FE13 Icon Heal*

*Dropped when defeated

Chapter 23Edit

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
FE13 Validar Sorcerer Map SpriteSorcerer 18 55 6 30 22 20 18 23 21 6
Skill Weapon Starting Items
CrimsoncurseAnathema TomeIconFE13Tome - A Gimle tome darkGrima's Truth
Talisman FE13 Talisman*

*Dropped when defeated

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
FE13 Validar Sorcerer Map SpriteSorcerer 18 65 6 35 27 25 23 28 26 6
Skill Weapon Starting Items
Vengeance (FE13)Vengeance
TomeIconFE13Tome - A Gimle tome darkGrima's Truth
Talisman FE13Talisman*

* - Dropped when defeated.

* - Dropped when defeated.


“Gya ha ha! Fools! Struggle all you want! You cannot unwrite what is already written!”
—Validar's pre-battle quote in the Premonition

“Emmeryn was supposed to be an easy target... You will pay for interfering in my designs!”
—Validar's pre-battle quote in Chapter 6

“Well, well... Ha, ha ha! Oh, I know you... Submit to me, and perhaps I might honor you with the truth!”
—Battle quote vs. Avatar in Chapter 6

“Destiny is your master, one way or the other!”
—First battle quote in Chapter 23 (only viewable by using Mire)

“Rrgh... F-fools... Destiny!”
—Second battle quote in Chapter 23

“Gya ha ha! You can't escape it! That's why it's called destiny!”
—Validar's victory quote after killing Chrom in the Premonition

“Heh heh heh... GYA HA HA HA!”
—Validar's victory quote after killing the Avatar in the Premonition

Vs. Chrom (Chapter 23) First BattleEdit

Validar: Heh ha, are you so eager to meet your end, little Prince? You WILL die here. Your future is already written.
Chrom: I tell you again: I make my own future. And it's one you'll not live to see!

Vs. Avatar (Chapter 23) First BattleEdit

Validar: Avatar, why insist on these games? You only delay the inevitable. And besides, the alternative? Have you considered what happens should I fall? These followers of Naga will spurn you now that they've learned what you are. Kill me, and incur the wrath of the Grimleal as well... Would you truly choose to be so utterly alone?
Avatar: ......
Validar: Humans are weak, pathetic creatures... Your "bonds" with them will bind you. You are destined for a greater purpose! The GREATEST purpose! You are to be a GOD!
Avatar: ...Not your god—not today.

Vs. Lucina (Chapter 23) Second BattleEdit

Lucina: Die, Validar!
Validar: Impudent meddler! You have failed to change the future at every turn. What makes you think this time will be different?!
Lucina: Perhaps it won't... But either way, it's no reason to spare your miserable life!

Critical/Skill QuotesEdit

  • "This is all written!"

Death/Defeat QuotesEdit

“What have you...?!”
—Validar's Death Voice Clip

“No... This is...all wrong... How have known the plan...”
—Validar's Death Quote in Chapter 6

“Heh heh... Even this...was meant to be...”
—Validar's Defeat Quote in Chapter 23

“No...nngh! All...wrong..”
—Validar's Death Quote in Chapter 23

Super Smash Bros. SeriesEdit

Validar appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in the 3DS version as a collectible trophy. His trophy resembles his official art for Fire Emblem: Awakening.

3DS Trophy InfoEdit

Type Image Description
Validar ValidarTrophy3DS Validar is the leader of the Grimleal, the religious sect dedicated to the Fell Dragon, Grima. Their goal is to resurrect their fallen master, and Validar himself practices dark magic. In one possible timeline, he uses his own child as a vessel in a spell to resurrect Grima. Fire Emblem Awakening follows a different timeline.


  • Validar shares his English voice actor, Kyle Hebert, with Frederick.
    • He also shares his Japanese voice actor, Takehito Koyasu, with Lon'qu and Zero
  • Validar's official artwork depicts him wielding Grima's Truth.


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