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Brendan Reed

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Brendan's portrait from The Blazing Blade.

The leader of the Black Fang.








Leader of the Black Fang

Starting class



The Blazing Blade

Brendan Reed (Japanese: ブレンダン・リーダス Brendan Reedus) is the founder and initial leader of the Black Fang, a Bern-based mercenary and assassin guild.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade


Roughly nine years prior to any of the game's events, Brendan founded the Black Fang, at that point in time a more chivalrous organization defending the common man, targeting nobles who abused their positions. Known members of the Black Fang who worked with the organization in this state include Brendan's own sons Linus and Lloyd, as well as Jan, Legault, Uhai, and Pascal, the last of which he personally had imprisoned due to his behavior.

Roughly the same time Lyn's tale of the game was taking place, Brendan met and married his second wife, Sonia, and with it brought Sonia's adopted daughter Nino into the family. Although this event caused Brendan to ultimately lose control of the Black Fang into Nergal's hands, turning it into a far more sinister organization, this event perhaps gave Nino her first positive influences since her birth family were killed by Sonia's hands, as Brendan and his sons were known to treat Nino far better than Sonia ever did.

Brendan is first mentioned in Chapter 16 (Ch.17H) where some of his backstory is first provided by Leila, an Ostian spy who has infiltrated the Black Fang and reveals Brendan isn't Eliwood's and Hector's primary enemy, a fact that is reaffirmed by Legault three chapters later. The chapter after that has Nergal asking Sonia to make use of Brendan to mobilize the Black Fang into another operation.

Brendan is first physically seen in Ch.21E (Ch.22H), where he is seen relucantly agreeing with whatever plans Sonia is giving out to the Four Fangs, which include Brendan's sons. He is later seen in both versions of Ch.25E (Ch.27H) disagreeing with Sonia over plans to send Nino onto a Black Fang mission. His final appearance while alive comes in Ch.26xE (Ch.28xH), where he is killed by Sonia, with Limstella harvesting his quintessence.

Brendan is remanifested as a morph by Nergal in the first part of thr Final Chapter; his morph is paired with a generic Warrior morph in the western room, the third one opened; the player's army eventually defeat Brendan's morph as well as all of the other remanifested morphs in their quest to defeat Nergal. Brendan is the only recognizable figure remanifested as a morph in this way not to be fought while alive in any of the game's tales.

Despite being fought only as a remanifested morph, Brendan has unused unit data for himself while still living. The constitution stat, and in turn his aid stat as well, for this data notably matches that of his morph, similar to that of all but one of the bosses remanifested as morphs in the Final Chapter (Uhai is the only one different).


See also: Light (Part 1)
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Final Chapter, Normal/Eliwood Hard Final Chapter, Hector Hard Unused non-morph variant

Portrait brendan morph fe07.png
Ma gba warrior enemy.gif Warrior
Level 20
Affinity Is gba lightaffin.png
Max HP 65 Luck 0
Strength 29 Defense 19
Skill 20 Resistance 17
Speed 17 Constitution 15
Movement 6 Aid 14
BasilikosThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes S Bows S
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


Battle quote

— The Brendan morph, in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Death quote

— The Brendan morph, in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Flavor text

Game Text
The Blazing Blade
The leader of the
Black Fang.
The Blazing Blade
A morph made in the form of
Brendan of the Black Fang.

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
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The Blazing Blade
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The Blazing Blade
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The Blazing Blade
(No change)
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The Blazing Blade
Total results This character has 4 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 337


  • Despite never appearing in gameplay, the stats of his human form were lowered in the western localization.

Etymology and other languages

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

Brendan Reed

Brendan came from Brendanus, the Latinized form of the Irish name Bréanainn which was derived from a Welsh word meaning "prince".[1] Reed came from an English surname which is derived from Old English read meaning "red", originally a nickname given to a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion.[2]



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Traditional Chinese




Small portrait brendan fe07.png Sprite Gallery Small portrait brendan morph fe07.png
Portrait brendan fe07.png Portrait brendan morph fe07.png Warrior Ma gba warrior enemy.gif
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Basic axe
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Ranged axe*
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  1. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Brendan,, Retrieved: 8 September 2018
  2. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Reed,, Retrieved: 8 September 2018
  3. "Hoje apresentarei Sonia, a esposa do líder da Presa Negra, Brendan."Conheça alguns dos heróis,, Retrieved: April 3, 2022
  4. "而今天要介紹的索妮婭殿下就是集團的首領——布蘭登殿下的妻子。"英雄介紹,, Retrieved: April 3, 2022
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