|“||Sigurd and the few soldiers left in Chalphy are out here fighting for their lives! I can't just leave them hanging...||”|
(Japanese: アゼル Azel) was a nobleman of House Velthomer of Grannvale, and the younger half-brother of its Duke Arvis. In Grann 757, he set out to join Sigurd in repelling the Verdane invasion of Grannvale, having heard of the threat to Adean of Jungby by Verdane forces, along with his best friend, Lex of Dozel.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- 3 Personality and character
- 4 Love growths and events
- 5 Quotes
- 6 Other appearances
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Etymology and other languages
- 9 Gallery
- 10 References
Azel was one of the many illegitimate children of Duke Victor of Velthomer, and his mother was a maidservant to Victor's wife, Cigyun, who was a plain woman who had had a difficult childhood; Azel was conceived as the result of drunken behavior by Victor, in what may have been a rape. When Victor learned of the maid's pregnancy, he violently attempted to drive the maid away, which Cigyun attempted to stop. Azel was born just before Victor committed suicide and Cigyun disappeared. When Victor's legitimate son Arvis took the Velthomer throne, although he had the rest of Victor's conquests and illegitimate children exiled, he took Azel and the maid in and treated them as his own family, although the maid died some ten years after this.
Growing up among the nobility of Grannvale, Azel became close friends with Lex of Dozel and Tailtiu of Friege. Early in the Verdane raid on Grannvale, Azel and Lex arrived from the north to assist Sigurd in fighting the invasion in opposition to Arvis's wishes, though Lex teased Azel over how the latter may have actually been motivated to help by his infatuation with Adean. Following the Verdane skirmish, he continued to fight with Sigurd in Agustria, Silesse and beyond until his presumed death in the Battle of Belhalla.
Azel is a playable character in the first generation of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
|Mage Knight||+0||+5||+3||+1||+1||+0||+4||+2||+4||B A B B|
Azel has a really rocky start due to his low movement and fraility. However, he has one of the best promotion bonuses in the game, mainly due to gaining a mount and a sword. When promoted, his magic makes him useful against the often high defense, low resistance bosses of gen 1. He's also the best user of the Earth Sword, which is useful against endgame bosses for bypassing Pavise. Getting Azel to promote can be a tough process. He has very bad arena performance and will likely need a money dump from Dew to buy the Paragon Ring. He has a few decent training spots outside of arena, such as when he first joins in Prologue, and in Mackily in Chapter 2. But all in all, it is a tough road to promotion and will likely require some rigging or some very slow play to pull off. When using Azel, be sure to swap out the Fire tome for something better as soon as he can, as it weighs down Azel quite a bit.
Azel may seem like a father in high demand due to passing down Follow-Up, but unfortunately he also passes down mage stats, which a lot of children don't appreciate. Tailtiu and Lachesis are really the only two mothers whose children want Follow-Up and wouldn't mind the mage stats. Tailtiu's kids are already mages, Lachesis' daughter appreciates the magic boost and her son can use magic swords to fight instead. Azel is considered one of the better pairings for Tailtiu, but Lachesis has better options. Adean is also worth noting as a pairing since it allows you to obtain Rescue in gen 1, but Claud is considered better for that route since an Azel-fathered Lana cannot inherit Rescue.
Personality and character
Though he hated fighting, Azel was nonetheless driven to support Sigurd in repelling the Verdane invasion by the threat it posed to Adean's life, as a result of his ongoing romantic interest in Adean herself which he developed upon first meeting her at a young age. Despite holding a deep respect for him as both a brother and a father figure, Azel was terrified of Arvis and believed that he considered him to be a nothing but a burden incapable of meeting his expectations.
Love growths and events
- In the Prologue, Azel can talk to Sigurd after he appears, yielding no reward.
- In Chapter 1, Azel can talk to Adean after she has been recruited, giving 100 love points between the two. Both Azel and Midayle may perform this conversation, and if Midayle does it first Azel cannot.
- In Chapter 4, if neither of them has a lover, Tailtiu can talk to Azel at any time, granting her +5 maximum HP and 100 love points between the pair.
- In Chapter 4, if they are lovers, Adean can talk to Azel at any time, granting Adean a Rescue.
- In Chapter 5, Lex can talk to Azel after Lubeck Castle has been seized, yielding no reward.
- In Chapter 5, if they have been partnered, Tailtiu can talk to Azel, yielding no reward.
|“||So you're Gandolf... How dare you take Adean!||”|
— Azel, when fighting Gandolf, in Chapter 1 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Sir Sigurd... ...I'll leave the rest to you.||”|
— Azel, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
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Fire Emblem Cipher
Azel is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Azel|
|Shining Flame of Kindness, Azel|
|"Sometimes, when I'm around my brother, I... I feel as if I'm only a nuisance to him."|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Mage Knight||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Plains Galloper: [Activate] [Once per turn] Move this unit. This skill cannot be used if this unit is tapped.|
Canto: [Trigger] After this unit's attack, you may move this unit.
|Card #B06-018HN, B06-018ST • Artist: Maki Hakoda|
|Lordling of Velthomer, Azel|
|"We want to do whatever we can. Please, allow us to fight by your side. We won't let you down!"|
|Attack: 30||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Mage||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
| Wisdom of the Flame: [Bond] [Activate] [Flip this card face-down] Draw 1 card, then discard 1 card. ([Bond] This skill can only be used while this card is in the Bond Area).|
Magic Emblem: [Support] Draw 1 card. Choose 1 card from your hand, and send it to the Retreat Area.
|Card #B06-019N, B06-019ST • Artist: Maki Hakoda|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Azel .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Azel||Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.|
|Japanese||アゼル||Officially romanized as Azel.|
Artwork of Azel from Treasure.
Artwork of Azel from Genealogy of the Holy War.
Azel's portrait in Genealogy of the Holy War.
- Character Ages - Non-canon, Serenes Forest, Retrieved: 2015-08-08
- "Also, Arvis exiled all but one of his father Victor’s mistresses. He ordered their children to be demoted to servants or exiled. The only mistress left was a girl who was his mother Cigyun’s maid servant. Although she went through a tough childhood and wasn’t beautiful, she had a kind heart and frequently took care of Arvis. Even Arvis could not be cruel towards her.
Although Victor got his hands on the girl from the momentum of being drunk, when he knew the girl got pregnant he yelled, cursed, used violence, and tried to drive her away. The person who scolded at this was Cigyun, and the very child who this girl got pregnant with was in fact Azel. When Victor died, Azel was just born.
Arvis hated (like truly hated) his father for making mother sad for immature thoughts. When that father commited suicide, and Cigyun ran away, a cold mask always floated around the young expression. But, he thought of that mistress and Azel as his own family.
From there, the mistress was grateful for Arvis, and served him by taking care of the space around him, but she also died of disease around 10 years later.
From then on, there was no sight of a woman around Arvis." - Designers' notes from Fire Emblem: Treasure, as translated by Serenes Forest
- "Azel: Yeah, but with the military on engagement to Isaach, Grannvale's completely strapped! Sigurd and the few soldiers left in Chalphy are out here fighting for their lives! I can't just leave them hanging...
Lex: Oh really... I'm not quite buying your story, Azel. What aren't you telling me?
Azel: Wh...what're you talking about!?
Lex: I'd surmise that you're all worked up about Lady Adean of Jungby. I know you like her.
Azel: Y...you're nuts!
Lex: A-ha! Face is getting red there, buddy! You little player you.
Azel: Azel, knock it off! Now come on, let's get going." — Azel and Lex, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Then why did you do such a silly thing? Besides, I thought you hated fighting." — Adean, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "It's just that I always held you in such high regard. The first time I saw you my heart started beating so fast! I was just a kid, too! But ever since that day you were the only one for me." — Azel, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Azel: Boy, you're strong, Lex. I start to shake just when I'm around Arvis.
Lex: I can't figure your brother out. I never thought of him as a bad guy. He was always kind to us.
Azel: Yeah, he always meant more to me than my dad did. But sometimes I feel like I don't even know him. He can get pretty violent." — Azel and Lex, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Sigurd: Geez, I could never ask you to fight. Does your brother, Lord Arvis, know that you're here?
Azel: Er... no, I doubt it. He's back in Belhalla commanding the Royal Guard. Actually, he specifically forbade me from stepping outside the capital.
Sigurd: I bet he did! Have you considered the consequences of leaving like you did?
Azel: Yeah, but... I shouldn't say this, but Arvis scares the living hell out of me! I don't think I live up to his expectations. I... I feel like I'm just a burden on him." — Sigurd and Azel, 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.|