“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 unsuccessfully. Like his forefathers, Validar was born in hopes of being a suitable vessel, but 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, he 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 and changed her name to Aversa.
The night after the war between Plegia and Ylisse was declared by Gangrel, Validar leads an assassination attempt on Emmeryn. During the battle, Validar notices the Avatar, who he recognizes. 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 himself 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 Dragon's 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 he had already died. 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 reveals that he survived the "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.
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.
|Tome - B||Grima's Truth|
|Tome - D||Elfire|
*Dropped when defeated
|Anathema||Tome - C||Elfire|
*Dropped when defeated
|Anathema||Tome - A||Grima's Truth|
*Dropped when defeated
|Tome - A||Grima's Truth|
* - 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 cannot...be...unraveled...!”
—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!
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?
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.
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!
- "This is all written!"
“What have you...?!”
—Validar's Death Voice Clip
“No... This is...all wrong... How could...you 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
—Validar's Death Quote in Chapter 23
- Validar shares his English voice actor, Kyle Hebert, with Frederick.
- He also shares his Japanese voice actor, Takehito Koyasu, with Lon'qu
- Validar's official artwork depicts him wielding Grima's Truth.