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FESK Julius 02.png
Artwork of Julius from Genealogy of the Holy War.



Human (possessed by an earth dragon)


Grannvalean (Belhalla)

  • Imperial Prince of Grannvale
  • Child of Darkness
Starting class
I am the heir to Loptyr's lineage and power. This world is my domain.
— Julius

Julius (Japanese: ユリウス Yurius) was the prince of the Grannvale Empire, the son of Emperor Arvis and Deirdre, and the twin brother of Julia. He was the product of the extensive schemes of Manfroy of the Loptyrians, to create a living vessel to reincarnate the Dark God Loptyr by breeding a child bearing full Loptyr Holy Blood from the bloodline's two living minor carriers, Arvis and Deirdre.

Several years prior to the rise of Seliph's liberation army, Julius became subject to Loptyr's corruption upon receiving the evil god's unholy tome. Under Loptyr's influence, Julius successfully wrested control of the empire from his father and twisted it into a brutal regime, reintroduced the child hunts and gave Loptyrian priests positions of power in the Empire. His ultimate goal was for Loptyr to eventually take full possession of him and, by extension, of the Empire, and from there to resurrect the ancient Loptyr Empire.


Small portrait masked marth fe13.png SPOILERS! This section contains key plot or ending details. Read at your own risk!

Early life

Julius and Julia were born some time after the Battle of Belhalla and the formation of the Grannvale Empire; even before his birth, his late great-grandfather Azmur had great expectations for Julius, as Deirdre's son, to save the Heim bloodline following the death of his grandfather, Kurth. In approximately Grann 770, seven years prior to their eventual reunion,[1] Manfroy came to Belhalla and presented Julius with the Loptyr tome. As soon as he touched it, he was corrupted by the spirit of Loptyr and attempted to kill his Naga-blooded twin; this failed, however, as Deirdre warped Julia away from Grannvale and allowed herself to be killed by Julius instead.

Despite his youth, after taking in Loptyr's spirit, Julius began to undermine Arvis's grip on the Grannvale Empire, rendering his father a mostly powerless figurehead as he began to pervert the empire into the style of the old Loptyr Empire, beginning with entrusting Loptyrian priests with official positions in the Empire's hierarchy.[2] Arvis attempted to resist Julius seizing hold of the empire, even once attempting to outright banish him from Grannvale, but his efforts met with failure and, it is implied, severe consequences.[3] At some point, he became betrothed to Ishtar, a member of the Freege nobility.

The child of darkness

In Grann 776, Julius, Ishtar and Manfroy were paying Veld a visit in Manster, at the same time as Leif's escape from the Manster Castle prison. There, he and Manfroy were conferring with Veld, the Loptyrian bishop in charge of Thracia's north, on the proceedings of the child hunts of the region. The three questioned Ishtar about her family's reluctance to forcibly storm the city of Tahra to begin the hunt there, and when Ishtar raised her family's concerns about the immorality of the hunts, Julius attempted to assauge her concerns before taking her away from the conference to observe the flower garden of the complex's yard.

Around the time that Leif's army began its march on Leonster's eastern gate, Julius came down with a severe fever and was hospitalized in Ishtar's quarters in Conote. Refusing to have him attended by Loptyrian bishops, Ishtar travelled to Leonster to find Saias, to come and help heal Julius. After the fall of Fort Danzich and Leif's army's subsequent escape from being cornered there, Julius and Ishtar arrived, whereupon he expressed his disappointment with the performance of Freege's forces. Rather than letting Ishtar go to Conote to assiste her father, he instead then took her to Miletos at the behest of Hilda, after warning her to not see Reinhardt again on pain of his death.

Rise of Seliph

During Bloom's last stand at Conote, Julius warped in to collect Ishtar and take her back to Belhalla, not wanting to unnecessarily lose her in the Manster District; shortly afterward, in the Thracian conflict, he rescued Areone from death to Seliph's army, swaying his loyalty to the Empire.

Later, at Chronos Castle in Miletos, Julius and Ishtar were present overseeing the child hunt in the region. They departed for Miletos Castle at Hilda's request to prepare to take the captive children back to Belhalla, where Arvis soon arrived, seeking to assist Ishtar in releasing the captive children; Julius fiercely rebuked Arvis for daring to interfere with his control. Manfroy then turned up, bringing news of the captive Julia and how she had recovered her memories of his actions. Despite wanting to have Julia killed, Julius nonetheless allowed Manfroy to proceed with putting her to use. Before leaving for the capital, he and Ishtar decided to play a game: who could kill a member of Seliph's liberation army first, departing after one of the two won or died.

At Velthomer Castle, Julius had an audience with the captive Julia, briefly informing her of what caused the change in him and that she, a bearer of the Naga bloodline, must be killed. At Manfroy's request, Julius allowed her to be brainwashed into serving Manfroy before departing for Belhalla. At the capital, he reluctantly allowed Ishtar to depart for the battle against Seliph's impending forces, where she would meet her doom, convened the newly-recreated Deadlords around Belhalla, and had the order to attack sent to Areone's mercenaries. By this time, Loptyr had concluded his descent into Julius and was revived and in complete possession of him. In spite of his wishes, Julia had been freed from Manfroy's influence and obtained the Naga tome from Velthomer, whereupon she used it to confront him in battle, negating the crippling effect the Loptyr tome had on enemies. Cursing Manfroy's erroneous judgement, Julius engaged her and Seliph's army in direct combat, and was killed; with his dying breath, he (or Loptyr) cursed Naga for interfering with his plans once again and swore to Seliph that, so long as men remained greedy, he would one day return.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Julius is the final boss of Genealogy of the Holy War, and is fought in the Endgame at Belhalla. He also appears and is fought in Chapter 10, along with Ishtar; in order to proceed past him, either he or Ishtar must be defeated, or one of the two must kill one playable unit.


Chapter 10 Endgame

Portrait julius fe04.png
Dark Prince
Level 30
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodLoptyr.gif SNESHolyBloodFala.png
Movement 5
Authority ★★★★★
Max HP 80 Speed 27
Strength 15 Luck 13
Magic 25 Defense 25
Skill 27 Resistance 30
Inventory Skills
Is snes02 loptyr.png Loptyr
Is snes02 leg ring.png Leg Ring
Is snes02 wrath.png Wrath
Is snes02 pursuit.png Pursuit
Is snes02 accost.png Charge
Weapon Ranks
SNESRankSword.png -- SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png A SNESRankThunder.png A SNESRankWind.png A SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Portrait julius fe05.png


In Thracia 776, Julius appears only in cutscenes in Chapter 4 and Chapter 21x.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Julius is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the Genealogy of the Holy War second-generation character set. He is also present as an enemy in the first and third installments of the Lost Bloodlines DLC series as well as the first and third installments of Rogues & Redeemers; additionally, he appears as an ally in Rogues & Redeemers 2.

Starting stats and growth rates

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Small portrait spotpass julius fe13.png
Level 20
Movement 6
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 19,700 G or defeat him in a skirmish.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds goetia.png Goetia* Is 3ds hex.png Hex
Is 3ds anathema.png Anathema
Is 3ds vengeance.png Vengeance
Is 3ds tomebreaker.png Tomebreaker
Is 3ds wrath.png Wrath
Weapon Ranks
3DSRankSword.png -- 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png --
3DSRankBow.png -- 3DSRankTome.png A 3DSRankStaff.png B

Reclassing options

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Base classes:*
Dark Mage Sorcerer
Dark Knight
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Growth rates for all SpotPass bonus units are unknown at this time.

Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief Wyvern Rider

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Luck Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +0 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +0 +3 3DSRankSword.png E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Julius has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

Personality and character

Nothing is known of Julius's persona prior to his corruption by Loptyr. Julia implied that before then, Julius was at least a decent child and that the two held a standard good sibling relationship.[4] His persona from then onward appears to be based on his own with his sense of self retained, as Loptyr's possession of him was apparently not complete until shortly before his death,[5] but strongly influenced by the malevolent whims of Loptyr's influence on him. In this state, he was a highly charismatic figure, masking a cold exterior apathetic of the needs of others (except perhaps Ishtar), possessing immense cruelty, favouring abusing those in opposition to or of lesser power than him including his own father, and of having no tolerance for events not proceeding according to his desires.[6] He showed no hesitation in the idea of killing his own sister or mother, reluctant to follow through on Manfroy's plan which required Julia to continue to live and seeing his mother as a nuisance years after her death; here, he may have been spurred on by Loptyr's emnity for Naga, whose major holy blood was borne by both Deirdre and Julia. Julius appeared to have a twisted view of the nature of his actions, seemingly legitimately believing that the misery caused by such endeavours as the child hunts is for the good of all involved and for society as a whole; that, or he had no compunction with effortlessly spinning lies on the matter to persuade the reluctant.[7]

On one hand, he showed a far more human side in his dealings with his fiancée, Ishtar, for whom he seemed to have legitimate feelings and for whom he happily discussed the human trivialties of buying expensive clothing and accessories to attend a party held by her mother.[8] On the other hand, he had absolutely no tolerance for the idea of his relationship with her being even potentially jeopardized, and casually threatened to kill Reinhardt because of his suspicions of his potential interference in Ishtar's relationship with him.

It is implied that in his childhood, Julius had a problem with consistent illness, and that since Loptyr began influencing him the severity and frequency of his illnesses had been steadily increasing.[9]


Battle quotes

Hmhmhm... Look, Ishtar. Victory is mine!
— Julius, in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Heheheh... You've obviously lost your mind. You can't defeat me.
— Julius, in the Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Hmph. Seliph. So you're the supposed 'Imperial Prince of Light'? Don't make me laugh. No warrior of Baldur lineage can defeat me! You're going to die!!
— Julius against Seliph, in the Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War.
J-Julia... ...why are you... You've made a big mistake, Manfroy!!
— Julius against Julia, in the Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War.
No one defies me and lives! No one!
— Julius, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
You'll feel plenty agony yourself very soon, little one.
— Julius against Nah, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
You strangers fight well. But the time for games is over.
— Julius, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
Have you gone mad? You cannot even touch me.
— Julius, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 1 in Awakening.
You, defeat me? Don't make me laugh.
— Julius, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.
All Loptyr's power is mine!
— Julius before being parleyed with after being summoned onto the world map in Awakening.
Try, you insignificant worm!
— Julius, when fighting Nah, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.
Hm...I'll consider it
— Julius when the player chooses to recruit him either by defeating him in a Parley battle or by paying Gold to recruit him in Awakening.

Death quotes

Playtime is over. I'm going home.
— Julius, in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
— Julius, in the Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War.
— Julius, if killed by Julia, in the Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Urrgghhhh... Take note, Seliph...! While greed exists in men's hearts... ...I will return...!
...You've been warned! Gaaahhh...

— Julius, if killed by Seliph, in the Final Chapter of Genealogy of the Holy War.
A fine retort...But you will die when we next meet...
— Julius, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
I will return... Count on it...
— Julius, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
No... Not to you...rrgh...
— Julius, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 1 in Awakening.
No! Impossible...agh...
— Julius, as an ally in Rogues & Redeemers 2 in Awakening.
I've been defeated? But...that's absurd...
— Julius, as an enemy in Rogues & Redeemers 3 in Awakening.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Julius was featured on four TCG cards.



Etymology and other languages


  1. "Ha! Your memory is still intact... And to think it's been 7 years." - Julius, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "But several years back the emperor did a complete about-face. He became very rigid with his rule and adopted oppressive governing tactics. Now the ominous Loptyrians are back, and their influence has spread across the land. Sacrificial rituals have also reappeared. Children all over are being rounded up for the resurrection of the Loptyrian lord. And anyone who attempts to rise up is either enslaved or executed... It's obvious now that they're attempting to restore the Loptyr Empire." - Lewyn, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Julius: You're too old, father. Don't you think it's time you retired? Or do you still have thoughts of banishing me from the empire?
    Arvis: No... I know how far that got me. You do as you please.
    " - Julius and Arvis, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  4. "Everything changed the day Archbishop Manfroy brought that eerie black book in. That day also marks the last I saw of my dear brother... All that remained in his place was this powerful, yet demonic child." - Julia, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  5. "The God of Darkness has finished descending into Lord Julius, and the world will soon be shrouded once more." - Manfroy, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  6. "He has this charm that attracts people to him. Yet he can be as cold as ice... It's terrifying... almost like he's not even human." - Teeny, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  7. "Ishtar, I think there's a misunderstanding. I am not telling them to kill the children. I just want to educate them to be fitting citizens for my empire. Those who withstand the training will earn high posts and rule over the other inferior citizens. In other words, they will become new nobles, Ishtar. I'm giving them a chance to grasp their happiness." - Julius, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  8. "Miletos would be a perfect place to stay. Let's see... Ah, I'll buy you a beautiful silken dress. And...a ruby tiara to go with it. I'm sure Hilda will throw a splendid party for us. And I'm going to show you beautifully dressed up and surprise everyone there. Doesn't that sound wonderful, Ishtar? Ishtar, my love..." - Julius, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  9. "Ishtar: Julius is not well! He is suffering from a very high fever...
    Saias: He was never strong, but he seems to be getting worse lately...
    " - Ishtar and Saias, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  10. Behind the Name: Julius
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