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Alva (Genealogy of the Holy War)

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FESK Alva.png
Artwork of Alva from Treasure.





Starting class



Genealogy of the Holy War

Alva (Japanese: アルヴァ Alva) is a member of Nordion's elite Cross Knights alongside his brothers Eva and Eve. During the Agustrian civil war, he, along with his brothers, was tasked with the job of protecting Princess Lachesis of Nordion.


Alva is a Cross Knight of Nordion who was tasked with the job of guarding Princess Lachesis from Elliot along with his brothers Eve and Eva. Depending on the player's actions in Chapter 2, Alva and his brothers may be killed in the fighting, or may successfully protect Lachesis and themselves survive; if they do survive, Alva and his brothers gift a Knight Ring to Lachesis before returning to guard Nordion.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Alva is a soldier of Nordion in Chapter 2; he and his brothers follow Lachesis.


See also: Crisis in Agustria
Portrait alva fe04.png
Ma snes02 paladin partner.gif Paladin
Level 18
Holy Blood --
Movement 9
Max HP 58 Speed 14
Strength 14 Luck 0
Magic 6 Defense 14
Skill 14 Resistance 6
Inventory Skills
Steel Sword
3,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
Swords B Lances B Axes -- Bows -- Staves --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- FE4RankWind.png -- Light magic -- Dark magic --


Alva has little dialogue; he is clearly a loyal knight of Nordion, as he is willing to risk his life to protect Princess Lachesis.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Alva was featured on one TCG card.

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Alva
TCG 1-021.jpg Class: Paladin Level 1 Cavalry Direct Attack
Energy: 5 Atk.: 3 / Counter: 2 WLv.: Swords B Lances B
Equip: Steel Sword Skills: Canto
Card #021Rarity: ★ • Artist: Mayumi Hirota
Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Fujimori manga)

Alva reacts to Clement attacking Eve.
Narration: And Alva, the younger brother, is lazy!

— Lachesis, on Alva's character

Eve, Eva, and Alva's roles are greatly expanded upon in Fujimori Nuttsu's Genealogy of the Holy War manga, which adapts the events of the first generation of the game in a more comedic manner. Alva is introduced as the youngest brother of the Famous Triplet Paladins of Nordion, who all look near-identical and are easily mistaken for another even after changing their hairstyles to be distinct. Alva is depicted as being the lazy and mischievous one of the trio, and he is occasionally shown to be quite childish. As such, he is often used for comic relief.

Unlike in Chapter 2 of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Eve, Eva, and Alva were initially tasked with accompanying Lachesis's attack on Sigurd's army, which she mistook for Elliot's. After this misunderstanding was resolved, Alva assisted Sigurd's army in fighting Elliot's and Macbeth's armies.

During the assault on Mackily Castle, Clement managed to put Lachesis to sleep with his Sleep staff. Eve, in a blind rage, ordered Eva and Alva to storm the castle with him, single-handedly destroying any opposition. Inside the castle, the trio confronted and managed to kill Clement.

After the battle and during a conversation between Eve and Eva, Alva was forced to confess to being the person who ate Eve's hidden cookie stash; he was then coerced to go out and buy cookies for him.

Following the capture of Agusti Castle and Eldigan's rescue, Alva revealed to his siblings that he was given a Knight Ring by Eldigan (who had mistaken him for Eva) to give to Lachesis back when Eldigan went off to plead with Chagall. Eve, seeing an opportunity to be alone with Lachesis, promptly took the ring from Alva and delivered it to her.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes


Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.[which?]



Officially romanized as Alva.



Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVajaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
Background characters BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarGairHeimHoðrForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaNálNjörunOdSalamanderThrudUllr
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 Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and DarkE: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConnachtLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events 12 crusadersAed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsFall of LeonsterFinal Holy WarHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessence
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden map eventsItemsScriptsSkillsWeapons
Related topics TreasureGenealogy of the Holy War ExceedŌsawa manga adaptationFujimori manga adaptationSuzuki novelizationHeir of LightName chart • Other games (Mystery of the EmblemThracia 776Awakening) • Timeline