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The Wolfskin (ガルー Garū, lit. Garou) is a combat shapeshifting class introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. Able to switch between a humanoid and werewolf-like creature forms with the aid of concentrated power stored within Beaststones, Wolfskin are the Nohrian counterpart to Kitsune.
The Wolfskin are a tribe native to Nohr. Their village on Kaen Peak is visited only rarely by outsiders, due to the difficulty of traversing the mountain as opposed to other, more direct routes through Nohr, as well as the Wolfskin's reputation for hostility. The Wolfskin are, however, occasionally targeted by poachers for their rare fur, and encounters with these poachers have caused the Wolfskin to view other outsiders with suspicion.
The Hoshidan army passes through Mount Garou in favour of more direct, yet dangerous and risky, routes in Birthright Chapter 15. There, as a result of the devious trickery of Iago, the army is forced to fight against the Wolfskin and thereafter be the direct perpetrators of their massacre.
In Conquest Chapter 14 the leader of the Wolfskin, Keaton, has wondered off away from the mountain whilst searching for bugs to add to his collection before coming across the Avatar during a battle at Nestra against Hoshidan forces and joins their army. In Revelation Chapter 13 the story is almost identical to that of Conquest, only that by the time Keaton arrives to Nestra it is already been mostly destroyed by invisible soldiers and that the remains of the city have been turned into a battlefield between Xander and Ryoma. He then helps the Kitsune leader Kaden in trying to keep the buildings stable, but both get injured in doing so. As luck would have it, are found by the Avatar and explain the scenario before both men decide to join the army. After the war, Keaton, and their spouse if he is married, return to Kaen Peak still keeping his role as leader of the Wolfskin.
Due to being a spin-off of the traditional werewolf, Wolfskin come dressed in Eastern-European townspeople's clothing.
The male/enemy variant has them wearing a black vest with a white shirt underneath that has a collar meant to cover the neck, both of which are unbuttoned to show some of the upper chest, black pants fitted especially for Wolfskin since they are born with a small wolf's tail and neck as well as brown leather gloves, strapped boots and what appears to be a small harness with small pockets attached to the sides to hold small valuables such as coins. The enemy version has an additional scarf-like red hood.
The female variants is similar to the male one in terms of color, wearing custom black pants and having brown leather gloves. What's different is that they wear a white frilled shirt, they use a belt instead of a small harness, the boots use laces instead of straps and they wear a leather, under-bust corset with two belt-like straps that extend around the waist in an anti-clockwise direction. With Velouria's unique model, she wears a hooded cloak that is red on the outside and white on the inside with detailed white stitching along the edges.
When a Wolfskin promotes to Wolfssegner the colours of the shirt becomes crimson red and the hood becomes black with faded blood stains. In the case of female Wolfssegners the shirt becomes green. For Velouria, her cloak becomes black on the outside, red on the inside and the white stiching becomes gold.
|FE14|| Odd Shaped|
|Learnt at Level 1 and above.|
Learnt at Level 10 and above.
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class(es)|
|FE14||Wolfskin||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Wolfskin.||Wolfssegner|
In French, the term "Garou" means "lycan", which can be short for "lycanthrope", a human who turns into a wolf-like monster that is more popularly known as a werewolf.