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Bator

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Bator

Portrait bator fe04.png
Bator's portrait in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family

Gandolf (son)
Kinbois (son)
Jamke (son)

Nationality

Verdane

Title(s)

King of Verdane

Appearance(s)

Genealogy of the Holy War

The... the dark priests... they infect every corner of our world... Sigurd... Stay vigilant, lest you be tricked too! I... I failed the people of Verdane... Sigurd, I beg you... Make this right... Protect... my... people...
— Bator's dying warning to Sigurd

(バトゥ Bator) was the last King of Verdane prior to its Grannvale annexation. Under his pacifist reign, Verdane ceased its infamous belligerence against neighboring Grannvale, until Bator himself launched what he believed to be a pre-emptive strike against the nation.

Biography

When Bator assumed the Verdane throne, he immediately set to work establishing peace with Grannvale and putting an end to his nation's belligerent history, part of which involved ensuring his aggressive two elder sons, Kinbois and Gandolf, pacified and under control.[1] Late into his reign, Bator hired a new advisor: Sandima, a Loptyrian priest unbeknownst to Bator. Sandima manipulated Bator, Kinbois and Gandolf into complying with him in every respect, seizing control of the country.[2]

In Grann 757, shortly after the Grannvale army set out to war in Isaach, Sandima falsely informed Bator that Grannvale intended to invade Verdane, and in response Bator tasked Gandolf with leading an invasion to stop Grannvale before they could do so.[3] Despite Grannvale being unattended by its army and an initial success in capturing Jungby Castle, the Verdane invaders were defeated by a group led by Sigurd of Chalphy, who subsequently led an invasion directly into Verdane in a bid to rescue the abducted Lady Adean of Jungby. Near the invasion's end, following the deaths of Gandolf and Kinbois, Bator tasked Jamke with leading the final defense of the capital, but afterward began to question Sandima's honesty, for which Sandima fatally wounded him and seized control of the country.[4] Bator stayed alive long enough to be found by Sigurd and Oifey following Sandima's defeat, and with his dying breath he warned Sigurd of the threat of the Loptyrian Order.

Personality and character

Bator was a staunch pacifist, devoted to ending Verdane's violent history and building a lasting peace, breaking this only in self-defense by ordering a Grannvale invasion solely to prevent Grannvale threatening Verdane. He was highly trusting toward others, which ultimately led to his downfall through his trust in and reliance upon Sandima.

Other appearances

Genealogy of the Holy War Ōsawa manga adaptation


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Trivia

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Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
Batou Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
Japanese バトゥ Officially Romanized as Bator.[5] Corruption of Batu Khan, a Mongolian khan who lived in the thirteenth century.

References

  1. "The nation is widely dubbed a “barbarian kingdom” by Grannvale’s people, owing to their constant raids on Grannvale soil. However, the reign of King Bator has seen a halt to Verdane’s infamous border raids. A pacifist, King Bator has long worked to build a lasting peace with Grannvale, while also keeping his aggressive sons appeased. Ultimately, however, it was Bator himself who violated the peace he held so dear. Unexpectedly, Bator’s three sons have launched an assault on Grannvale. Kinbois, the second son, lord of Genoa... Gandolf, the eldest, lord of Marpha... And Jamke, the youngest of the three. Lurking deep within Verdane territory, the three now await the arrival of Sigurd." - Opening narration of Chapter 1, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Mark me words: this is all the doing of that sorcerer, Sandima, his advisor. I can just feel it. Ever since that... man arrived, it’s been one mess after another. The king, his sons, the army... Save for the youngest son, Jamke, both king and country are at his every whim. Please, I beg you... save our country! Bring back the Verdane that once was!" - A Verdane villager, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Bator: Surrender to the aggressors? You forget: I allowed Gandolf to raid only because I knew they would strike first otherwise. I never intended for them to get this far.
    Jamke: This is all Sandima’s doing, isn’t it? That sorcerer has misled you all! You, Kinbois and Gandolf have been playing right into his hands. You’ve let him trick you into your certain doom!
    " - Bator and Jamke, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  4. "Bator: Sandima, he does have a point. Now I think about it, have you been truly honest all this time? You were my only source claiming Grannvale sought to invade us.
    Sandima: What’s this? Is the savage growing its own brain? I should’ve known better than to rely on such thugs. Alas, now you’ve found your spine, I’ve no use for you. From now on, you kingdom and army are mine alone!
    Bator: What?! No, stay back! Back, I- - Guhh...
    Sandima: Hehehe... Good riddance.
    " - Bator and Sandima, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  5. 5.0 5.1 A family tree in Fire Emblem: Treasure (scan by Serenes Forest)
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanRaquesisSigurdSylviaTailto
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeen/LayleaLeifLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShananTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatorCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShananTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptyrMairaNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJabarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldurBlagiCedDainFalaHeimHezulNeirNobaOdoTordoUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungBook of NagaForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptyrMjölnirMystletainnTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters P: Birth of a Crusader • 1: The Spirit Forest's Maiden • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Threshold of Fate • 6: Heirs to the Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Darkness • Final: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Blagi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFreegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanze RitterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLoptyr Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
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