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FESK Beowolf 02.png
Artwork of Beowolf from Genealogy of the Holy War.





Starting class

Free Knight


Genealogy of the Holy War

You'll get your money's worth outta me.
— Beowolf

Beowolf (Japanese: ベオウルフ Beowolf) was a Jugdrali mercenary in a partnership with fellow mercenary Waltz. He and Waltz were hired by Lord Macbeth of Infini in the Agustrian war with Grannvale, but during the battle he was hired by Sigurd's army to side with them in fighting King Chagall and beyond until the Battle of Belhalla. During his lifetime he had at least one child: Fergus; additionally, there is evidence to suggest that he also fathered Diarmuid, the eldest child of Lady Lachesis of Nordion.


Following the fall of Heirhein to Sigurd, Macbeth ordered Waltz's mercenary unit to deploy to fight Sigurd, but both Waltz and Beowolf held back until Sigurd's army drew close out of suspicion toward Macbeth. During the skirmish, Beowolf was approached by one of Sigurd's men and hired into Sigurd's service for 10,000 gold.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Beowolf appears as an Infini affiliated enemy unit in Chapter 2. He is deployed once Heirhein has been seized. He can be recruited if talked to by any unit, and the unit gives him 10,000 gold. He is available up until the end of Chapter 5.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait beowolf fe04.png
Ma snes02 free knight playable.gif Free Knight
Level 9
Holy Blood --
Movement 8
Recruitment: Chapter 2, enemy, talk with any unit and pay him 10,000 Gold.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Steel Sword
2,000 Gold*
Weapon Levels
Swords B Lances -- Axes -- Bows -- Staves --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- FE4RankWind.png -- Light magic -- Dark magic --

Beowolf is deployed along with Waltz and eleven generic Free Knights as an enemy unit following the seizure of Heirhein Castle.

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Skills Weapon level
Ranger +0 +1 +0 +9 +6 +0 +2 +3 +1 Is snes02 adept.png Adept Swords A

Love growths and events

Portrait beowolf fe04.png
Free Knight
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Initial: 100
Per turn: 2
Ma snes02 sword fighter female playable.gif
Initial: 50
Per turn: 2
Ma snes02 princess playable.gif
Initial: 50
Per turn: 2
Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif
Initial: 0
Per turn: 3
Ma snes02 pegasus knight playable.gif
Initial: 50
Per turn: 2
Ma snes02 pegasus knight playable.gif
Initial: 50
Per turn: 2
Ma snes02 sniper female playable.gif
Initial: 50
Per turn: 4
Ma snes02 thunder mage female playable.gif
Initial: 120
Per turn: 3
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Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn: +
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Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn: +
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Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn: +
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Per turn: +
See love for more details on the love system.


This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

As a uni

Beowolf joins around halfway through the first generation, in the later part of Chapter 2. His wealth at base, high strength and good base stats aside from resistance and luck make him somewhat easy to train, and he has very good promotion bonuses, with a +6 in speed, a massive +9 in skill and the skill Adept on promotion. He also has a mount and both Follow-Up and Accost, which gives him good offense. However, Genealogy's latter half gives him some trouble due to the presence of mages and horse-penalizing terrain: Chapter 4 in particular is difficult for him because of the large number of Pegasus Knights with weapon triangle advantage over him, forests and mountains that are difficult to get past, and several Wind Mages that may easily kill him; additionally, he cannot reliably one-round bulkier enemies without the Power Ring or a Brave Sword. Alternatively, Beowolf can be given the Magic Ring and a magic sword; he will have 19 attack when attacking at 2-range—though this is not enough to one-round many enemies, it allows him to avoid many counterattacks, potentially allowing Accost to activate more frequently. However, all of these items are valuable and limited—Beowolf cannot utilize them while another unit does so, and vice versa. Magic swords are better used by Azelle, Alec, Erinys, and Naoise, all of whom have higher magic after promotion.

As a father

Beowolf is one of Lachesis's best potential husbands; they have an event in Chapter 2 that grants the two love points and makes Lachesis stronger, and Lachesis's son, Diarmuid, can inherit Beowolf's swords and Follow-Up. Beowolf can provide Follow-Up to any children he sires, such as Edain's son Lester or Tailtiu's children Arthur and Tine; however, most children have better fathers from whom they can inherit weapons, Holy Blood, or other useful skills.


Though dedicated to his mercenary work, Beowolf nonetheless was judgemental of his employers and was prepared to abandon their service should he disagree with their cause or motivations.[1] He had a history of working with Eldigan of Nordion and held a high respect for him, and by Eldigan's request took to looking out for and tutoring his younger sister Lachesis during the Agustrian war.[2] Even though he and Waltz were close friends and partners, both accepted that one day the two may be enemies to each other in the employ of conflicting parties, which ultimately happened in Agustria.[3]


Genealogy of the Holy War

Beowolf, a free-roaming knight...


Battle quotes

Don't hold this against me. ...It's just how I make a living.
— Beowolf, as an enemy in Chapter 2 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Yeah, probably... But I'm a mercenary, and those are my orders...
— Beowolf, when fighting Waltz in Chapter 2 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quote

D-damn... this just ain't my...
— Beowolf, as an enemy in Chapter 2 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Argh... Damn it! My luck has finally run out...
— Beowolf, in Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Beowolf was featured on four TCG cards.

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Beowolf
TCG 1-036.jpg Class: Free Knight Level 1 Cavalry Direct Attack
Energy: 5 Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1 WLv.: Swords B
Equip: Iron Sword Skills: CantoAccostFollow-Up
Card #036Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Mayumi Hirota
TCG 2-016.jpg Class: Free Knight Level 10 Cavalry Direct Attack
Energy: 7 Atk.: 3 / Counter: 1 WLv.: Swords B
Equip: Steel Blade Skills: CantoAccostFollow-Up
Card #2-016Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Koya Katsuyoshi
TCG 3-015.jpg Class: Ranger Level 20 Cavalry Direct Attack
Energy: 8 Atk.: 3 / Counter: 1 WLv.: Swords A
Equip: Steel Sword Skills: Class Change • Canto • Training • AccostFollow-Up
Card #3-015Rarity: ★ • Artist: Koya Katsuyoshi
TCG AN-018.jpg Class: Free Knight Level 15 Cavalry Direct Attack
Energy: 7 Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1 WLv.: Swords B
Equip: Wing Clipper
Body Ring
Skills: Follow-UpAccostRescueCapture
Card #AN-018Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Eiji Kaneda
Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Beowolf is featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Beowolf
TCGCipher B06-037N.png Fearless Free Knight, Beowolf



"Don't take this personally, yeah? We've all gotta make a living..."
Attack: 50 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Free Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
"Do you want to hire me?": [Trigger] [Flip one bond card] When you deploy this card, you may pay the cost, and if you do: This card gains 30 Attack until the end of that turn.
Card #B06-037N • Artist: Clover.K
TCGCipher B12-085R.png Talented Mercenary Knight, Beowolf



"See, war ain't fun and games, and someone as green as you's just gonna get in the way."
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Ranger Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Swordfighting Adept: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip three bond cards] Untap this unit. Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
Merciless Follow-Up: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip two bond cards] If this unit has used "Swordfighting Adept" in this turn, untap this unit.
Slaying Accost: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] If this unit has used "Merciless Follow-Up" in this turn, untap this unit.
Card #B12-085R • Artist: Homakura
TCGCipher B12-086N.png Man Wandering on the Battlefield, Beowolf



"Yeah, I ain't up for this at all. I'm this close to just walkin' off the job."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Free Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Mercenary in High Demand: [Always] During your turn, if you have 6 or more cards in your hand, this unit gains +10 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B12-086N • Artist: Homakura
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Beowulf .

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
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Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 1,040


  • An earlier version of the character list on Thracia 776's website listed Beowolf as Nanna's and Fergus's father.[4] However, this has been removed from the modern version of the site.[5]

Etymology and other languages

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


Used in official websites. Misspelling of Beowulf, hero of the eponymous Anglo-Saxon poem.



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



Officially romanized as Beowolf.
















Traditional Chinese




Sprite Gallery
Portrait beowolf fe04.png Ma snes02 free knight enemy.gif Free Knight Ma snes02 free knight playable.gif Ranger Ma snes02 ranger playable.gif
Bs fe04 beowolf free knight sword.png
(Iron or Steel Sword)
Bs fe04 beowolf ranger sword.png
(Iron or Steel Sword, or Iron or Steel Blade)


  1. "I'm not buyin' any of this. I'm 'bout ready to walk on that Macbeth sleaze." — Beowolf, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Beowolf: Heh heh... tough little cookie, ain't ya. Remind me a bit of Eldigan.
    Lachesis: Wait! You know my brother?
    Beowolf: Sure do. We go way back. Don't mean t'be so nosy, but he asked me t'check up on ya.
    Lachesis: Oh, I didn't realise. I'm sorry.
    Beowolf: S'alright. Eldigan also asked me t'teach you a bit about warfare. How 'bout it?
    " — Beowolf and Lachesis, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Waltz: Well, do as you see fit. As a mercenary you're free to work for whomever you please. Strange how one day we're fighting side by side... the next day who knows.
    Beowolf: Sure is. I just hope I don't gotta face you ever. I wouldn't stand a chance.
    " — Waltz and Beowolf, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused on writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
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