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Areone

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Areone

FESK Areone 01.png
Artwork of Areone from Genealogy of the Holy War.
Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family
Nationality

Thracian

Title(s)
Starting class

Wyvern Lord

Appearance(s)
Altena... this is our fate. And the sooner we resign ourselves to it the better.
— Areone

(Japanese: アリオーン Areone) is the Prince of Thracia, the only biological child of King Travant and a full-blooded heir to the Crusader Dain and the holy lance Gungnir. He succeeded his father as Thracia's king during the war between Thracia and Seliph's liberation army, placing himself in opposition to his adoptive sister Altena.

Biography

Areone was betrothed to Linoan of Tahra some time before Grann 776; he ordered the Thracian knight Dean to protect Linoan from the threat of assassination by Grannvale forces, and to fulfil this role successfully Dean left the Thracian army.[1] At the climax of the Freege assault on Tahra in 776, he convinced Travant to allow him to spearhead a Thracian assault on Tahra, then negotiated a controlled surrender with Linoan which would place Tahra under his control rather than that of Grannvale, ensuring the safety of its residents from the atrocities of Grannvale and the Loptyrians.[2]

In Grann 777, during Seliph's battles with Bloom in the Manster District, Areone received a request for reinforcements from Bloom and reported it to Travant, who ignored it with the intent of weakening both sides for an easier Thracian victory later. When Seliph's army moved on to attack Thracia itself, Altena learned of her true heritage as Quan's daughter and Leif's sister and turned on Travant; Areone sided with Travant and attacked her, subduing her and pretending to have killed her. Travant then decided to fight Seliph's army himself, entrusting Areone with the Gungnir and rule of Thracia. When Altena recovered, Areone told her to go to Leif and Seliph, but that he remained the enemy. At the climax of the battle, Areone was defeated by Seliph's army, but was saved by Julius, who warped him away to Grannvale.

Later, in the final battle between Seliph and Julius in Grannvale itself, Areone was hired by Julius as a mercenary and deployed late in the battle to attack Chalphy Castle while Seliph's forces were distracted in the north. He was confronted again by Altena, who convinced him at last to cease his opposition - not for Seliph, he claimed, but for Altena.[3]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Role

Areone is the final boss of Chapter 9, emerging after Grutia Castle is seized. He later reappears as a minor boss in the Endgame, appearing as a reinforcement to attack Chalphy Castle, the player's home castle; however, this time Altena can talk to him, which turns him and any Thracian survivors into partner units.

Stats

Boss, Chapter 9 Boss, Endgame

Portrait areone fe04.png
Wyvern Lord
Level 27
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodDain.gif
Movement 9
Authority ★★★★★
Stats
Max HP 70 Speed 21
Strength 26 Luck 12
Magic 6 Defense 27
Skill 24 Resistance 9
Inventory Skills
Is snes02 gungnir.png Gungnir
Is snes02 miracle band.png Miracle BandThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
5,000 Gold
Is snes02 pursuit.png Pursuit
Is snes02 adept.png Adept
Is snes02 nihil.png Nihil
Weapon Ranks
SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Portrait areone fe05.png

Areone appears during the closing cutscene of Chapter 14 to negotiate the surrender of Tahra with Linoan.

Personality and character

Even though he sometimes disagreed with his methods, Areone held Travant in the highest regard and was determined throughout Travant's life to prove himself a useful servant and worthy heir.[4] Although he greatly respected Altena and attempted to justify her actions to Travant, he nonetheless regularly sided with Travant when he and Altena clashed on matters, often doing both in the same breath.[5] He was aware of Altena's true heritage as Quan and Ethlyn's daughter the entire time, and Travant regularly freely spoke about it to him. Following Travant's death, for a time he was determined to continue to oppose Seliph's army, having interpreted that as Travant's dying wish, but realized the nature of the path and told Altena to leave Thracia and ally with Leif and Seliph, resolved that the two would have to fight each other someday.[6] Altena interpreted his insistence on continuing to fight Seliph's army as egocentricism, and that he refused to believe that he was in the wrong in continuing to serve Grannvale in its opposition to Seliph.[7]

Quotes

Battle quotes

Hmph... you fools... Clearly you haven't noticed the Lance of the Heavens, Gungnir, in my grasp.
— Areone, in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
You're the Imperial Prince Seliph, aren't you? Hm, you should make an admirable adversary. Care for a match? [...] I have nothing else to say! Let's do this, Seliph. Have a taste of my Gungnir!
— Areone, when fighting Altena, in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Altena... you look well. I've wanted to fight you for a long time. I won't go easy on you. Now bring it on!!
— Areone, when fighting Altena, in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
I'm so sorry...
— Areone, in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Altena... I didn't want to meet you like this. I'm still living in disgrace...
— Areone, when fighting Altena, in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quotes

Wha, what...? How...? Guh, how regretful... ...Altena...
— Areone, in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
...Altena...
— Areone, in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Trivia

  • The early character concepts for Tiki, revealed in the Fire Emblem Official Staff Book originally gave her a name that is very similar to Areone's. Tiki's original name was アリオン, with only a one character difference between the two.

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
• Arion
• Arione
• Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
• Used in the Thracia 776 fan translation.
Japanese アリオーン Officially romanized as Areone.

References

  1. "Eda: Prince Areone knew about the danger Tahra was in, so he secretly ordered my brother to rescue you. Dean was so pleased at the trust the prince was putting in him that he abandoned the army to fulfill the prince's commands.
    Linoan: Lord Areone...went through that much...?
    Eda: He couldn't leave the country, but then again, he couldn't let you, his fiancee, die...
    " - Eda and Linoan, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  2. "Areone: Tell your people to disarm and surrender. It'll be a disaster if you fight now.
    Linoan: Why...? This is not like you at all. What happened?
    Areone: My father is preparing a legion to attack Tahra. [...] That's not all. Armed Loptyrian priests are approaching as well. If the 'Black Rose' Bergrosen comes, the citizens will be massacred, every single one of them.
    Linoan: The Bergrosen...! I was fearing this the most...
    Areone: Linoan, leave it to me. Thracia will capture Tahra. We will the put the people under our protection. We will put an end to the child hunting, and I'll promise to protect you as well.
    " - Areone and Linoan, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  3. "Altena... that's enough. I... I see your point now. My final action as a mercenary shall be for Seli-... No, for you, Altena. I fight for you." - Areone, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  4. "Travant: I tried to get Areone to come along as well, but he said he couldn't leave the castle unattended. Oh well...
    Altena: He's trying hard to be of help to you, father.
    Travant: Well, when I was his age, I was already taking charge as king. I suppose I should commend his efforts.
    " - Travant and Altena, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  5. "That's enough! Your opinion is not wanted here, Altena. Now listen and obey father's wishes! She's still very young, father. I imagine the sight of actual combat overwhelmed her a bit. Please, father... just this once. Go easy on her." - Areone, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  6. "Altena: Areone, we can call for a truce! With King Travant gone, there's nothing stopping us! Besides, I'm not about to fight you!
    Areone: If it weren't for father's parting words, I would... Just go, Altena... now! Next time we meet shall be on the battlefield. But be ready... I won't go easy on you!
    " - Altena and Areone, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  7. "Altena: You're such a coward! You're so caught up in your damn ego that you've completely lost track of what's right!
    Areone: So what are you suggesting I do!?
    Altena: Take a look at Prince Seliph! Why do you think he's out here putting his life on the line? Think about it for a minute.
    " - Altena and Areone, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
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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 BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptyrMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. 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
Second gen. 6: Heir of 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
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsvelBrightonCarrionCedConomoolDagdarDalsinDeanDelmudEdaEyriosEyvelFelgusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerKainKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOrsinPirnRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelfinaShanamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTrewdXavier
Non-playable characters AltenaAreoneAugustCorpulDoriasEthlynHannibalIshtarJuliaJuliusLewynQuanSeliphTravant
Bosses AihimanAizenauAlphanBachusBaldackBandolBaraatBluckBovisCanisCoddaCoenColhoCoulterDracoDvorakFardenFrausGomesGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMakroyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulsPirnPorcusRaydrikReinhardtRobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeissmannWolfXavierZaomZyle
Personal Weapons Beo SwordBlagi SwordBrave LanceDime ThunderDragonpikeEarth SwordForsetiGrafcaliburHoly SwordKiaLight BrandLoptyr SwordMareeta's SwordPugiRepairThiefUnlock
Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Village of Iss • 2x: The Pirate Isles • 3: The Gate of Kelbeth • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: The Hero of the Winds • 5: Mother and Child • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Purple Dragon Mountain • 8x: Dagdar's Mansion • 9: The Emblem of Noba • 10: Noel Canyon • 11: Dandrum Fortress • 11x: Murder Hollace • 12: The Thieves of Dakia • 12x: Dandelion • 13: The Stronghold • 14: Open Fire • 14x: Freedom • 15: The Two Paths • 16A: Norden Line • 17A: Leonster's Gate • 16B: The Dark Forest • 17B: The First Rain of May • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Counterattack • 20: The Child of Light • 21: The Liberation Wars • 21x: The Detention Center • 22: Across the River • 23: The Palace of Evil • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Altar of Loptyr • Final: An Undying Oath
Locations JugdralManster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • Thracia (FianaTahra)
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCaptureFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLoptyrians (BergrosenDeadlords) • MagiYied Massacre
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline