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This article is about the character from Fates. For the chapter from the game's Revelation campaign, see Anankos (chapter).


Portrait anankos human fe14.png
Anankos' human form portrait from Fire Emblem Fates.

One of the First Dragons, who has long since lost his once-formidable mind.




Dragon (Silent)



Starting class

Silent Dragon

Voiced by

Fire Emblem Fates

A dragon neither white nor black / Saw his future self / As no more than a caged beast / A dragon neither white nor black / Sang three songs of prophecy / So someday his soul might be released
— "Poem"

Anankos (Japanese: ハイドラ Hydra) is an ancient silent dragon who is revered as one of the god-like First Dragons. He is the king of the ruined kingdom of Valla, whose descent into madness resulted in the obliteration of both Valla and almost all of its people. The royal families of both Nohr and Hoshido possess his bloodline, and through this bloodline their members are able to tap into the power of Dragon Veins.

Both Hoshido and Nohr worship Anankos as a deity, although each country depicts him differently. Hoshido venerates him as the Dawn Dragon (Japanese: 光竜 Light Dragon), and Nohr venerates him as the Dusk Dragon (Japanese: 闇竜 Dark Dragon).


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Anankos is the ultimate antagonist of the overreaching plot. Anankos replaced Garon with a creature under his control, and used the fake Garon to invade Hoshido to cause destruction and chaos.

Anankos is a dragon with powers over water, he is able to foresee events yet to come and control the emotions of humans.

If Corrin sides with neither kingdom he/she journeys to Valla to kill Anankos and end the strife between Hoshido and Nohr.

Fire Emblem Fates


Hidden Truths (DLC)

In the Hidden Truths DLC, the human Anankos had travelled through time and space to Ylisse to recruit Owain, Severa, and Inigo into helping him. After defeating the Vallite forces who ambushed them, Anankos offers each of them to have their wishes come true in exchange for them helping him. The ancient being asked if they wanted infinite life, wealth, and other common desires of man, but the trio asked if it was in Anankos' power to fill the future world they lived in with flowers and give proper burials for their parents. As a thanks for doing such, the tactician from the future gives the Fell Brand to Anankos, who later gives it to his warriors.

Now within Valla, Anankos gives a proper description of who he is and what his issue is. Anankos explains of a dragon who loved the humans who worshipped him. But this dragon learned that he would soon fall into degeneration, being consumed by his bestial urges. In hopes of calming his dragon self down, Anankos had created his Dragonstone and gave it to the royal family of Valla, along with his blood. After which, he sang them a song that was made from three prophecies which, along with his Dragonstone, would calm the dragon down and lessen his power. The Dragonstone would then be passed through generations of the royal family, ending up in Azura's possession, as part of her necklace (or Shigure's, in the case of the "Heirs of Fate" DLC).

However, even with those precautions, Anankos still attacked his best friend, the former king of Valla, which caused Anankos' heart to be separated from his body, which turned into a human. Anankos also mentioned about how he once was lost and confused within Valla for a time before he met with Mikoto. The two eventually fell in love and had a child together, which would later become Corrin. The last he knew was Mikoto and the child heading for Hoshido to run from his dragon self.

Lilith would then appear and then Anankos would provide his chosen warriors with new powers, giving each their own personal skills and turning Owain from a Myrmidon to a Dark Mage. After granting the trio some of his blood, allowing them to use Dragon Veins, the three warriors went to defeat Lilith's army. Lilith attacks the warriors again, but Anankos send them off to Nohr to find his child. Lilith attempts to kill Anankos, but cannot bring herself to do it as the human Anankos loved her more than the dragon Anankos did. Before the dragon Anankos finished off Lilith, the human Anankos interceded and laid down his life to save a daughter he never had. Lilith then vows to her dragon father not to reveal this secret to the child, before slipping into the Astral Realm before heading for Nohr.

At the end of the DLC, the dragon form of Anankos loses slight control as its voice is mixed with its human voice. The human Anankos states he believes in his warriors and believes they will come and end his life before perishing, leaving only the mad dragon behind.


Due to Corrin choosing to side Hoshido and never being shown Valla by Azura, Anankos is not shown throughout the story. The dragon is, however, briefly mentioned by Garon in his Blight Dragon form during the Endgame, granting Garon enough strength to still move on the battlefield, after Azura began to sing Lost in Thoughts All Alone to weaken Garon.


Anankos is again, not shown per say, but thanks to Corrin choosing to back Nohr, they were able to learn a bit more of Anankos from Garon. When Corrin joins Nohr, Garon states that they will be executed, with all the other royals of Nohr objecting the idea. Garon then decides to ask his God - Anankos - on what to do with Corrin's fate, telling Garon to keep them alive if they are able to stop the rebellion in the Ice Tribe in Chapter 8, but only by himself. Despite stopping the rebellion with his allies, Anankos tells Garon to keep Corrin alive.

Although not mentioned until Chapter 26, when Corrin and Azura head to Valla, Azura begins to show Corrin that Garon was replaced with an empty vessel from Anankos with a Vallite crystal when heading back to Nohr, after reuniting with Gunter after a surprise attack from Vallite soldiers. Azura also states that the only way to get rid of the empty vessel is to make Garon sit on the throne of Hoshido, using its magic to revile Garon's true form, but can only do that if the army conquer Hoshido. During Chapter 26, Garon needs to pray to Anankos now that they have conquered Hoshido, not allowing anyone else to enter the throne room. During it, Iago and Hans begin to try and kill off Corrin's army with a surprise attack, but failing in the process. After their defeat, Corrin tells the group their and Azura's plan to dethrone Garon because of his empty vessel form, but cannot speak much because of the curse of Anankos. When reviled and fighting Corrin in Chapter 27 that he should have killed Corrin, even if it meant disobeying Anankos, however Corrin just calls him mad and kills Garon.

Anankos is very briefly mentioned one last time by Azura during the Endgame, when Takumi comes out of nowhere and almost instantly kills Corrin. Azura and the spirit of Takumi - during Corrin's near-death experience - tells them that the Takumi who is fighting them is not Takumi, but again another empty vessel set by Anankos to kill Corrin.


Anankos is the boss of two chapters in the climax of the Revelation campaign. His first appearance is as the boss of Chapter 27, where the player must defeat him (in his masked head form) to clear the chapter. He reappears in the Endgame as its boss, except here he must be defeated in four parts: first his two hands must be defeated, then his head must be defeated to destroy his body and expose his core, then the core must be defeated.


Boss, Revelation Ch. 27 NM Boss, Revelation Endgame NM (hands) Boss, Revelation Endgame NM (head) Boss, Revelation Endgame NM (core)

Small portrait anankos face fe14.png
Silent Dragon
Level 37
Movement --
Max HP 80 Speed 22
Strength 23 Luck 16
Magic 13 Defense 22
Skill 22 Resistance 15
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 breath.png Dragon Breath* Is 3ds02 dragonskin.png Dragonskin
Is 3ds immune status.png Immune Status
Weapon Levels
3DSRankSword.png -- 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png -- 3DSRankBow.png --
3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png -- Daggers -- 3DSRankBreath.png A

Personality and character

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It is mentioned, that like Archanean dragons, dragons in Fates suffer degeneration. To save themselves from this degeneration many dragons took human form or abandoned their bodies altogether. Anankos fell to madness due to this degeneration.


Battle quote

I am the forgotten god. The betrayed king. The buried dragon.
— Anankos in Revelation chapter 27

Death quote

— Anankos' defeat voice clip.
Curse you...vexing humans... Once again... you've...
— Anankos' defeat quote in Revelation chapter 27

Other appearances

TCG Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Anankos is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Anankos
TCGCipher B06-097SR.png Silent Dragon, Anankos
Ic TCGCipher Nohr.png

It TCGCipher Male.png

Iw TCGCipher Dragonstone.png

It TCGCipher Dragon.png

"I am the forgotten god. The betrayed king. The buried dragon."
Attack: 0 Support: 0 Range: Deploy Cost: 6
Class: First Dragon Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Dragon’s Vessel: [Special] If you do not control “Anankos,” you may level up this card on your “Garon” or “Gunter.”
Silent Dragon’s Revival: [Always] If you have at least four face-down cards in your Bond Area, this unit’s attack increases by 80 and its range becomes 1-2.
Black Sun: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Send a face-down card in your Bond Area to your Retreat] Choose one of your opponent’s units other than their Main Character and destroy it. If this unit was levelled up, it loses the [Once per turn] restriction.
Card #B06-097SRArtist: Mikihiro Taguchi
TCGCipher B07-097SR.png Sacred Mystical Dragon, Anankos
Ic TCGCipher Hoshido.png

It TCGCipher Male.png

Iw TCGCipher Dragonstone.png

It TCGCipher Dragon.png

"I’ll crush your bones beneath my feet – and even that fate is more than you deserve!"
Attack: 0 Support: 0 Range: Deploy Cost: 6
Class: First Dragon Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Endless Illusory Nightmare: [Trigger] When you level this card up from your hand onto an ally “Anankos,” you can choose as many “Anankos” in your Retreat Zone as you want and deploy them. [Always] While this unit is levelled up, all allied “Anankos” gain the following skill: “[Always] You may have more than one “Anankos” on the field.”
The Perfect Dragon: [Always] If you have at least five face-down cards in your Bond Area, this unit’s attack increases by 100 and its range becomes 1-2.
Throbbing Blood: [Trigger] At the end of your turn, send a card in your Bond Area to your Retreat Zone.
Card #B07-097SRArtist: Mikihiro Taguchi
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Anankos .



Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Anankos Possibly derived from the ancient Greek deity Ἀνάγκη Ananke, the personification of fate. Her name as a word originally just meant "force" or "necessity", but ancient Greek literature gave it a secondary, poetic meaning of "fate" and "destiny".
Japanese ハイドラ Hydra. The hydra, full name Lernaean Hydra, is an aquatic serpent-like dragon in Greek mythology which possessed many heads. The name is similar to the Greek-derived prefix hydro, meaning water, reflecting the character's power over water.
Korean 아난코스 Anankos, as above.


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Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright AsugiAzamaAzuraCaeldoriCorrinDwyerFeliciaHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIzanaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKiragiMidoriMitamaMozuOboroOrochiReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSilasSophieSubakiTakumiYukimura
Conquest ArthurAzuraBennyBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGunterIgnatiusIzanaJakobKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMidoriMozuNilesNinaNyxOdinOpheliaPercyPeriSelenaShigureShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieVelouriaXander
Revelation ArthurAsugiAzamaAzuraBennyBerukaCaeldoriCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestFugaGunterHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIgnatiusJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonKiragiLaslowLeoMidoriMitamaMozuNilesNinaNyxOboroOdinOpheliaOrochiPercyPeriReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
DLC Anna
Non-playable characters CadrosIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
amiibo characters IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Regalia and personal weapons Astral BlessingAurgelmirBifröstBölverkBrynhildrChakramExcaliburFujin YumiGanglariHagakure BladeMissiletainnPursuerRaijintoSiegfriedSkadiWaterwheelYato
Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
Birthright 6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice •18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Final: Dawn Breaks
Conquest 6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Final: Night Breaks Through
Revelation 6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Final: Anankos
Paralogues Pr1: Tragic Start • Pr2: Dragon Blood • Pr3: Surprise Duet • Pr4: Fight or Flight • Pr5: Bold Approach • Pr6: Herbal Remedy • Pr7: Father & Liege • Pr8: A Great Hunt • Pr9: Saizo vs. Saizo • Pr10: Hunter & Prey • Pr11: A Long Grudge • Pr12: Sweet Dreams • Pr13: Truly Talented • Pr14: After the End • Pr15: Hidden Bravery • Pr16: Abducted • Pr17: Two Defenders • Pr18: Nutty Family • Pr19: Great Heroism • Pr20: Ultimate Power • Pr21: Bright Smile • Pr22: Abrupt Clash
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Valla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Curse of VallaDragon VeinMy Castle
Related topics Ancient TextsDownloadable contentName chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Soundtrack