“We are members of the proud Ilian Mercenary Knights. This is a battle that will determine the world's fate... And to us, that isn't all. The reputation of the Ilian Mercenary Knights will be determined by our actions and how we fight in this battle.”
—Zelot in a support conversation with Trec

Zelot (ゼロット Zerotto, Zelots in the Japanese version, fan translated as Jerrot) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is the head of the Ilian mercenaries hired by Lord Hector before his death in The Binding Blade, He, Trec, and Noah both work for him and respect him. Zelot is married to Juno and they have a child who he has not met before because he is always away at various wars. After the war ends, Zelot unifies Ilia and becomes its first king.

He makes a brief cameo appearance in Chapter 18 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.


Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Paladin Map Sprite Paladin GBADark Dark
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
1 35 10 12 13 5 11 7 11 8
Weapon Starting Items

Sword Sword - C
Lance Lance - A
Axe Axe - D

SteelswordSteel Sword
SteelLanceSteel Lance

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75%  25% 20% 20%  15%  30% 15%


See also: Zelot/Support


Despite Zelot's low growths, he can remain potent up until the Sacae/Ilia split due to his great base stats, class and weapon ranks. His bases are somewhat higher than Marcus, meaning he can make the kills Marcus may struggle with later on. His C swords enables his Steel swords, Armorslayers, Wyrmslayers and Killing edges and base while his A lances enables him every non-Maltet lance in the game. In all, he's an early joining prepromoted paladin which a major boon to players as having a spare paladin is very useful whether for combat, rescuing or visiting far away aways.

Character EndingEdit

Zelot - Leader of Knights (騎士を統べる者 Kishi wo suberu mono)

  • Zelot returned to Ilia, where he worked to rebuild the ruined land. He eventually united the Knights' Union of Ilia into the Kingdom of Ilia, and he left his name in history as the nation's first king.


A "zealot" refers to a radical follower of a faith or cause, taken from the Zealots, a 1st century Jewish faction that tried to incite rebellion against the Roman Empire and expel them from the Holy Land.


  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Zelot landed 64th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • Zelot, Noah, and Trec all share the exact same Defense growth, and almost exactly the same HP growth. (with Trec being the exception with 10% more in the growth)