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“So long as Grust continues to support Dolhr's ambitions, it does not matter what I know or think. I am a knight; I have a duty to fight for my motherland's glory till the very end.”
—Camus to Nyna in Chapter 20 of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.

Camus, later known under the aliases Zeke and Sirius, is a character who appears throughout the Archanea Series. He is the leader of the Sable Knights of Grust. His king decides to ally with Dolhr, and despite his sense of honor and integrity, he obeys his country and fights against Marth. He is said to be the most able warrior alive. He is 29 years old according to unused internal data in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

ProfileEdit

War of ShadowsEdit

When Grust forged an alliance with Dolhr, he did not protest, unlike General Lorenz. When Nyna was sent into the Sable Order's custody, and when Dolhr ordered for her execution, Camus took her to Aurelis so that Hardin could protect her. When Archanea was looted, one of the Three Regalia, Gradivus, was given to Camus. Unfortunately, for incurring the wrath of Medeus by helping Nyna escape, he was put on a short leash. When Nyna explained all these events to Marth, he knew Nyna wished for Camus to be spared should they ever face him in battle. Camus eventually faced Marth's army where Marth attempted to persuade Camus into joining his cause. Despite Camus knowing that Marth's army was the just ones in the battle, his unwavering loyalty to his country prevented him from leaving his position. Even with Nyna's protests to convince Camus to fight against Dolhr, Camus reluctantly continues to remain loyal to his country to the bitter end. In the end, Camus is seemingly killed in battle, much to Marth and Nyna's regret.

Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

In reality, he survived the battle and was washed ashore to Rigel in Valentia two years before the game's events. Without any memories of his past life, he was nursed back to health by Tatiana, a Rigelian saint whom he would later fall in love with. He was named "Ezekiel", Zeke for short by King Rudolf, and forged a common trust with the King and rose to become a high ranking general in the Rigelian army due to his sheer strength in battle. Before the war started, Rudolf told Zeke to look for a boy with a mark on his arm, and if he finds that person, he should fight alongside him, much to his confusion. He opposed the war with Zofia but nevertheless followed orders. When fellow Rigelian commander, Jerome, disobeyed the King's orders by committing raids against villages, such as Rigel Village, Zeke attempted to stop him. However, this led to Tatiana being captured by Jerome's fellow traitor, Nuibaba, in order to force him to fight for them.

Should Alm's army kill Nuibaba, Tatiana is rescued and brought into his forces. Upon seeing Tatiana among Alm's forces, Camus immediately turns on Jerome's army. Zeke thanks Alm for saving his beloved, but states that he refuses to fight against Rudolf whom he owes a great debt to. However, when Zeke noticed a mark on Alm's left hand, he leaves the Rigel army and joins Alm's army, as, according to Rudolf, such brand belonged to the person who would save Rigel and Valentia as a whole. After the war, Zeke lived a happy life with Tatiana. He recovered all of his memories as Camus, but he chose to keep this revelation to himself and vowed never to tell her of his own dark past.

War of HeroesEdit

However, his happy life was put on hold when he received news of Hardin's ascension to the throne, subsequent fall to madness, and the appointment of the corrupt General Lang to rule over the occupied Grust. Donning a mask from Conrad and going under the alias of Sirius, he returned to Archanea to stop the madness. He first appeared to Ogma when the latter was protecting the Grustian royal children Yuliya and Jubelo from Macedon's Vikings, and is asked to join the Altean army fighting Lang. While he notes that he is not promising anything, he joins the army once the Vikings are defeated. During the war, when confronted by Belf, a former Sable Knight, who saw through the guise and identified Sirius as Camus. He explains his reasoning for hiding his identity: The revelation that he survived would incite an insurrection of Grust, with him serving as its symbol, which would be unaffordable in the war effort.

Later on, due to his true identity, he was able to snap Nyna out of her mind control from Medeus despite denying to her that he is Camus. She protests, but he states that she is tired and should return to Marth's side, followed by an apology which she overhears. After the end of the war, Camus left Archanea without another word to anyone except for Nyna, whom he told that he was returning to someone across the sea who was awaiting his return.

PersonalityEdit

Camus is the highest example of a knight. He is unwaveringly honorable, righteous, and loyal to his nation. Even when knowing that his nation is wrong in its motivations during war, Camus always stays true to his code as a knight until the bitter end, even if it results in his own death. Such loyalty often works to his own detriment, however, as he is not necessarily happy to wage war against Zofia in Echoes, but feels too indebted to Rudolf to go against his orders. At the same time, his loyalty to Rudolf also causes some confusion and conflict as the person who bore the mark he was ordered to fight for ironically led him to fighting against Rudolf himself.

Deep down, Camus is a very caring individual to those he has grown close with. This is best shown in his relationships with Nyna and Tatiana. Camus assisted Nyna in escaping the Dolhrian Empire's execution, thus betraying his country for the first time—and the only time (under his original identity). Tatiana later becomes Zeke's achilles heel as when she was captured, the threat of her own demise forced Camus to fight alongside Jerome, whom he despised for his actions. He later betrayed Jerome, and his new home country of Rigel, due to them allowing his lover to be put in harm's way.

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
Paladin
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Wlv Mov
14 40 14 13 17 0 15 8 16 10
Weapon Starting Items

Sword
Lance

Gradivus

GaidenEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE2 Gold Knight Map IconGold Knight
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 43 19 8 13 0 14 6 9
Magic Starting Items

-

-

Starting Class
FE2 Gold Knight Map IconGold Knight
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 40 20 13 14 4 14 6 9
Magic Starting Items

-

-

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 20% 35% 55% 30% 30% 0%

OverallEdit

Zeke is a high-end Pre-Promoted unit that Alm can recruit near the end of his route. He starts with average to above average stats in everything but Luck and Resistance, and has excellent growth in everything except for Strength, which is average(and is offset by the fact that he starts with high base Strength). If you choose to level Zeke up, he will wind up very close to Mathilda in overall power. He is one of the best characters in the game, and he can hold his own as soon as you recruit him.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE3 Paladin Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Wlv Mov
14 40 14 15 20 15 16 6 - 10
Weapon Starting Items

Sword
Lance

Gladius iconGradivus

Starting Class
FE3 Paladin Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Wlv Mov
4 26 11 10 13 1 11 6 13 10
Weapon Starting Items

Sword
Lance

Iron lance iconIron Lance
FE3 Iron SwordIron Sword

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
80% 50% 50% 40% 30% 40% 30% 3%

Support RelationshipsEdit

Supported by

Fire Emblem: Shadow DragonEdit

Help Description: Brilliant general and captain of the Sable Order, Grust’s most able knights.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
Paladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
14 40 14 2 13 17 0 15 8 10
Weapon Starting Items

Sword - E
Lance - A

GradiusGradivus*

*Dropped if defeated

Starting Class
Paladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
14 56 21 2 19 21 0 15 8 10
Weapon Starting Items

Sword - A
Lance - A

GradiusGradivus*

*Dropped if defeated

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Help Description: A masked knight shrouded in mystery. Seems to have connections with Grust and Princess Nyna.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FEDS Paladin Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 28 12 1 14 13 4 11 6 10
Weapon Starting Items

FE12 SwordSword - B
FE12 LanceLance - A

FE11steellanceSteel Lance
FE11ironswordIron Sword

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
95% 65% 0% 60% 50% 60% 50% 5%

Support RelationshipsEdit

Supports

Supported by

OverallEdit

Sirius is a prepromoted unit, which can hamper his usage due to prepromoted units known for having low bases/growths, but while Sirius's bases are indeed low, his growths rival or are even better than other cavaliers / paladins. However, he is useful later in the game with his high weapon ranks and will usually end up with considerable HP and Strength and will have a lot of Skill and Defense for a Paladin. Keep in mind that he is needed for the Final Chapter to recruit Nyna.

AwakeningEdit

As Enemy Unit (DLC)Edit

Starting Class
Paladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
20 72 38 21 39 41 20 36 19 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

OutdoorBattleOutdoor Fighter
LanceSlayerLancebreaker
Luna (FE13)Luna
HShieldAegis
LightningspeediconGaleforce

SwordIconFE13Sword - B
LanceIconFE13Lance - A

Gradivus FE13 IconGradivus

Starting Class
Paladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
20 80 41 21 42 44 25 40 22 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

OutdoorBattleOutdoor Fighter
LanceSlayerLancebreaker
Luna (FE13)Luna
HShieldAegis
LightningspeediconGaleforce

SwordIconFE13Sword - B
LanceIconFE13Lance - A

Gradivus FE13 IconGradivus

As Playable Unit (SpotPass)Edit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Paladin Map SpritePaladin
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
20 72 38 21 39 41 20 36 19 8
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Discipline (FE13)Discipline
OutdoorBattleOutdoor Fighter
DefendericonDefender
HShieldAegis
LightningspeediconGaleforce

SwordIconFE13Sword - B
LanceIconFE13Lance - A

Gradivus FE13 IconGradivus*

*Enemy unit only, joins unequipped

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

Help Description: A general from the Rigelian Empire.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
Zeke Gold Knight Echoes map sprite Gold Knight
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 40 20 13 14 4 14 6 9
Magic Skills Starting Items

-

Echoes Mounted UnitHorseback Unit

-

Learnt MagicEdit

Class Level Magic Learnt
Mage
1 Echoes black magic iconFire
8 Echoes black magic iconThunder
Sage
1 Echoes white magic iconRecover
Guru
1 Echoes white magic iconLemegeton

Personal Max StatsEdit

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

Growth RatesEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 45% 55% 55% 40% 45% 1%

SupportsEdit

See also: Zeke/Supports

Passive Supports

  • None

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Sable Knight
A knight who's devoted to his motherland, Grust. Wields the lance Gradivus. Appears in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity:

✯✯✯

Title Group
Heroes Camus Sprite (3*)
Sable Knight
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1
40
18
38
15
28
6
29
8
27
3
14
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Steel Lance

FEH Lance Lance

✯✯✯✯

✯✯✯✯✯

SkillsEdit

WeaponEdit
Name Prerequisite Might Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill offense Iron Lance - 6 1 - 50 - -
FEH skill offense Steel Lance - 8 1 - 100 FEH Star Rarity 3 -
FEH skill offense Silver Lance - 11 1 - 200 FEH Star Rarity 4 FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH skill offense Gradivus FEH skill offense Silver Lance 16 1 Enables counterattack regardless of distance if this unit is attacked. 400 - FEH Star Rarity 5
SpecialsEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects Charge Cost SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill special Rising Thunder - Before combat this unit initiates, foes in an area near the target take damage equal to (unit's Atk minus foe's Defense or Resistance). 5 150 FEH Star Rarity 4 FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH skill special Growing Thunder FEH skill special Rising Thunder Before combat this unit initiates, foes in a wide area around target take damage equal to (unit's Atk minus foe's Def or Res). 5 300 - FEH Star Rarity 4
PassiveEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects SP Cost Unlocked Type
FEH Grani's Shield Grani's Shield - Neutralizes "effective against" bonuses. 200 FEH Star Rarity 4 A
FEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1 - Grants adjacent allies Atk +2 during combat. 50 - C
FEH Spur Atk 2 Spur Atk 2 FEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1 Grants adjacent allies Atk +3 during combat. 100 FEH Star Rarity 3 C
FEH Goad Cavalry Goad Cavalry FEH Spur Atk 2 Spur Atk 2 or FEH Spur Spd 2 Spur Spd 2 Grants cavalry allies within 2 spaces Spd/Atk +4 during combat. 200 FEH Star Rarity 4 C

QuotesEdit

Battle QuoteEdit

“With this lance, Gradivus, I am all but invincible. A pity you had to waste your life.”
—Camus's battle quote from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Death QuotesEdit

“Nyna... my beloved one... fa... re... we...”
—Camus's death quote from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

“Nyna... Fare... Well...”
—Camus's death quote from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

“Forgive me, Tatiana…”
—Zeke's death quote from Fire Emblem Gaiden

Shadow DragonEdit

Vs. MarthEdit

  • Marth: General Camus! Can you hear me? It is I, Marth of Altea! I must speak with you! Please, show yourself!
  • Camus: Prince Marth. I am Camus of Grust.
  • Marth: General, I have no wish to fight you. You know this battle is pointless; surely, you must!
  • Camus: So long as Grust continues to support Dolhr's ambitions, it does not matter what I know or think. I am a knight; I have a duty to fight for my motherland's glory till the very end.
  • Marth: But surely—
  • Camus: Prince Marth, there is nothing you can do or say. I am party to your father's murder. Are you a man or not? Draw your sword.
  • Nyna: Stop! Camus!
  • Camus: Princess Nyna...
  • Marth: Nyna, what are you doing here?! This is the middle of a battlefield!
  • Nyna: I know, I know... But please, Camus, listen to me... Camus, you gave me back my life. And Marth, he gave me back my kingdom. I do not wish to see that the two of you fight. It is...it is unbearable. Please, Camus, fight with us. We need your strength. ...I need it.
  • Camus: I am sorry, Princess.
  • Nyna: What? But, Camus!
  • Camus: Were my heart my master, I would do exactly as you say. But what sort of knight abandons his kingdom—his king!—now, when they need him the most? Would you have me toss away the life I have built as if it meant nothing at all?
  • Nyna: No, Camus, I... I don't know...
  • Camus: I have lived as a knight, and I intend to die as one. There are no other roads left for me to walk. Farewell, my princess. I shall never forget our days together at the palace, few though they were. I pray you meet someone who can bring joy back into your life.

HeroesEdit

Camus/Heroes Quotes

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Camus/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

Possible EndingsEdit

Gaiden (As Zeke)Edit

"In the midst of a violent battle, his memories returned.
However, perhaps for the sake of Tatiana, whom he had fallen in love with,
Or perhaps because his past overflowed with great tragedy,
There was much he never revealed..."

Mystery of the Emblem Book 2 (As Sirius)Edit

Masked knight Sirius
"After the war he vanished without speaking a word..."

New Mystery of the Emblem (As Sirius)Edit

Mysterious Knight
"After the war, Sirius left without saying a word..."

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (As Zeke)Edit

(If Tatiana is alive)
"The fires of war had illuminated the dark recesses of Zeke's memory. But he loved Tatiana too much to burden her with his tortuous past, so he chose to bear it in silence as they lived out their lives together."
(If Tatiana is dead)
"The loss of Tatiana, the woman who had loved him deeply and unconditionally, shook Zeke with grief. He abruptly vanished from Valentia shortly after the war ended, and while some claim to have sighted him in Archanea, none of those sightings were confirmed."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Camus is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:

EtymologyEdit

Camus is a Basque surname. In folklore, Camus was a Scandinavian general who fought the Scots at the Battle of Barry. The name Camus derives from 'Camuston', the location of the Camus Cross.

Of the fan translated names for his Gaiden appearance, "Sieg" means victory and "Zeke" is the short form of the name Ezekiel ("God will strengthen"), a prophet from the Bible.

Sirius is the most prominent star of the greater dog constellation, Canis Major, and is the brightest star in the Earth's sky (excluding the Sun). Its name comes from the Greek word Seirios ("scorcher").

TriviaEdit

  • Camus shares his English voice actor, Travis Willingham, with Lon'qu and Brady in Awakening, Garon and Anankos' Dragon form in Fates, and Ogma in Heroes.
    • He shares his English voice actor in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Patrick Seitz, with Basilio and Laurent in Awakening, as well as Hector, and Draug in Heroes.
  • Camus' sprite in Heroes possesses major differences from his artwork in the game. Instead, it seems to be based on his artwork from Shadow Dragon.
  • Camus, alongside the Whitewings, has made the most appearances in the Archanea Series, appearing more than even Marth, Caeda, Nyna, and Hardin.
  • Before being encountered on the battlefield, Marth can encounter Camus in a village during Chapter 14: Land of Sorrow. He gives Marth the Thoron Tome which he instructs Marth to give to Boah. In the event recap of Shadow Dragon this scene is named "Mysterious Knight".
  • His age is given as 26 or above in the novel by Takayashiki Hideo.
  • His artwork for Shadow Dragon, Heroes and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia depict him wielding the Gradivus.
  • Even though Camus normally has blond hair, his One Hundred Songs of Heroes cards depicts him as Sirius, but with brown hair.
  • In Fire Emblem Heroes, Camus' Grand Hero Battle map is based on a portion of Shadow Dragon Chapter 20.
  • The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia Art Book implies that Sirius's mask was the same mask worn by Conrad, who gifted it to him before "Ezekiel" left Valentia.

GalleryEdit

See main article: Camus/Gallery.