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Genealogy of the Holy War Treasure TCG

FESK Johalva 02.png
Artwork of Johalva from Treasure.





Grannvalean (Dozel)


Nobleman of Dozel

Starting class


From this point forward, we are an army of liberators fighting for love and justice!
— Johalva

Johalva (Japanese: ヨハルヴァ Johalva) is the youngest son of Duke Danan of Dozel. Along with his elder brother Johan, he served his father in the Grannvale occupation of Isaach, presiding over Sophara Castle. He came into conflict with his family over the rise of Seliph's liberation army in Isaach, or rather over Larcei/Radney, one of its warriors.



When Seliph commenced his fight to liberate Isaach, at first Johalva and his axe warrior unit remained stationed as a defensive perimeter surrounding Sophara Castle; once Ganeishire fell to Seliph, the order came through from Danan for both him and Johan to attack, to which Johalva agreed despite his misgivings about fighting Larcei/Radney. Upon encountering Larcei/Radney, he was swayed to side with Seliph's army, provoking Johan; otherwise, when Johan was recruited to Seliph's side, Johalva was provoked by him getting to Larcei/Radney first, and died in battle with Seliph's army.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Before recruitment, Johalva is the boss of Sophara Castle. He starts the chapter as a neutral unit who doesn't move, and becomes an enemy and launches an attack once Ganeishire Castle has been seized. The player has a choice of recruiting either him or Johan; the brother not recruited remains a boss and must still be fought. If recruited, Sophara Castle becomes a partner castle, and any surviving members of the Sophara army become partner units.

Starting stats and growth rates

Level 12
Holy Blood  
Movement 6
Recruitment: Chapter 6, enemy, talk with Larcei/Radney

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
  Steel Axe
  Paragon Ring *
5,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
  --   --   A   --   --
  --   --   --   --   --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Warrior +0 +3 +0 +2 +2 +0 +2 +3 +0   A   B

Personality and character

In contrast to Johan, Johalva is more down-to-earth and straightforward: he presents himself as being rough-hewn and seeks to protect that image, but has no interest in the bullying tactics of his father.[1] A decent person unlike his father, he refused to follow through on performing the more heinous activities of the Grannvale occupation such as the child hunts,[2] and was consistently frustrated by Danan's constant bending over backwards to accommodate the will of the Loptr Church.[3] Even so, he saw himself as nonetheless culpable for the misfortunes of Isaach, seeking to atone by joining Seliph's army.[4] For much of his life, Johalva held a rivalry with Johan and the two constantly quarreled, fuelled partially by their mutual interest in Larcei/Radney;[5] their rivalry ultimately resulted in the two going head to head as enemies.[6]

Love growths and events

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Click here for more details on the love system.


Battle quotes

I will not hand over my castle! You rebels... I'll beat the crap out of you!
— Johalva, as an enemy in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
W-wait, Larcei/Radney! I can't fight you!
— Johalva, when fighting Larcei/Radney as an enemy in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
You're the foolish one, but that's irrelevant. I knew that this day would come sometime! Now let's finish this!
— Johalva, when fighting Johan in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Sorry... I don't want anything more to do with your evil deeds. It's nothing personal.
— Johalva, when fighting Danan in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Burian... Hmph, don't worry. I'm protecting the duchy. This is what the people want.
— Johalva, when fighting Burian in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quote

Gah! How did you...
— Johalva, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Argh... Larcei/Radney... I'm sorry...
— Johalva, as an enemy in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Johalva was featured on three TCG cards.

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Johalva
  Class: Fighter Level 1 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 4 Atk.: 3 / Counter: 1 WLv.:   A
Equip: Iron Axe Skills: Accost
Card #051Rarity: ★ • Artist: Mayumi Hirota
  Class: Fighter Level 10 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 6 Atk.: 4 / Counter: 1 WLv.:   A
Equip: Steel Axe Skills: Accost
Card #2-028Rarity: ★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya
  Class: Warrior Level 20 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 7 Atk.: 5 / Counter: 2 WLv.:   A   B
Equip: Steel Axe Skills: Class Change • Skilfulness • Training • Accost
Card #3-022Rarity: -- • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya
Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Johalva is currently featured on one cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

The below card's quote is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Johalva
  Fighter of Love and Justice, Johalva



Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Fighter Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Love Rival Brothers: [Special] This unit cannot be deployed in the same area as "Johan".
"Did you miss me?": [Always] During your turn, if there is a "Larcei" in play, this unit gains +30 attack.
Card #B08-073NArtist: Nekohayashi
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Johalvier .


  • Johalva was initially listed as Lucharba on the Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends poll. This was corrected to Iucharba a few days in.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
• Johalva
• Johalvier
•Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War Reparation fan translations.
•Used in the Project Naga fan translation
Japanese ヨハルヴァ Officially romanized as Johalva. Likely named in reference to Iucharba, a figure of the Tuatha Dé Danann in Irish mythology whose siblings were Iuchar and Brian. Romanized instead as Yohalva in the Super Tactics Book.


Sprite Gallery
  Fighter  Warrior  


  1. "Larcei/Radney: Hmph. Johalva, you've got your rough image to protect, but you can't be all that bad. At least, I was relieved that you never hurt any of the women or children. I wish we didn't have to fight...
    Johalva: Yeah. Well, I was never into pushin' people around like my brothers.
    " — Larcei/Radney and Johalva, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Isaach is better off than most places. It sounds like Danan's two sons didn't go through with any of the child hunts." — Lewyn, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "And I've had about all I can handle of the Loptyrians. People say they've been sacrificing children right here in Isaach. My father just lets them walk all over him. I've had it with them!" — Johalva, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  4. "Yeah, well, I'm no angel. This is my chance to make amends." — Johalva, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  5. "Johan is the lord at Isaach Castle, and Johalva is the lord at Sophara. They both have a thing for Larcei/Radney of your army. Always quarreling those two...But they're both basically good boys. I bet they'd even join up with you all." — An Isaach villager, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  6. "You're the foolish one, but that's irrelevant. I knew that this day would come sometime! Now let's finish this!" — Johalva, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  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. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewErinysEthlynFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShannanTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShannanTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Darna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLopt Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline