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FEH Bruno Masked Knight 01.png
Artwork of Bruno from Heroes.

A masked knight whose identity and motives are a mystery.




Veronica (sister)


Prince of Embla

Voiced by

Shinichiro Miki
(Japanese, Heroes)
Taliesin Jaffe
(English, Heroes)



I... I can't keep fighting. You Order of Heroes people... Don't you realize you're on the wrong track?
— Bruno

Bruno (Japanese: ブルーノ Bruno), also known as the Mysterious Man, ???, and Zacharias, is an antagonistic character appearing in Fire Emblem Heroes.

Fire Emblem Heroes


There are two different variations of Bruno appearing Heroes. The normal variation of Bruno is a non-playable character that serves as one of the game's major antagonists; many of this variation's actions are detailed in the paragraphs below (some of which are slightly out of date). A spring variation of Bruno was made available between the period of March 19, 2019 through April 19, 2019 as part of the summoning event surrounding the Regal Rabbits update, making him one of a rare number of heroes to have been made available only as a special variation without a normal variation of them playable.

Bruno appears throughout Heroes acting in an antagonistic manner, acting condescending when telling Alfonse that he will not close the gates to the other realms.

As blood royalty of the Emblian Empire, he is bound by a curse compelling him to fight against the Askran Kingdom. Bruno seeks to be freed from this curse by any means necessary. After his mother was imprisoned for sharing imperial secrets with Askr and later died in captivity, he was cast to the border. He entered Askr and assumed the identity of Zacharias, joining the Order of Heroes and befriending Alfonse and Sharena, but when the curse's effects started to take hold of him again, he seemingly vanished in the World of Awakening during a mission.

During Chapter 9: Heroes Invade Bruno tells Alfonse and Sharena that Veronica is not after the capital of Askr, but instead after their summoning ruins. If Veronica were to destroy them, Heroes would no longer be able to be summoned. He runs off after this, and does not tell the Order of Heroes why he has chosen to disclose this information. Later, after Alfonse thanks him for the warning and the conversation turns to Zacharias, Bruno simply tells Alfonse that the Order will never see Zacharias again but refuses to further elaborate on the manner.

In Xenologue 1: Detached Princess, Bruno asks Veronica whether she feels as if someone is controlling her actions, to which she replies that sometimes the word "kill" pops up in her head, and then she wants to kill; this is the first in-game hint of the Emblian royal curse.

In Paralogue 3: Blazing Shadows, Bruno is reading through the tome of Bramimond, reading that the Emblian royalty (not specifically stated as such at the time) has the blood of a wicked god, which uses the royalty as puppets, as they could not fight the god's influence; the text states the god is known by many names: "Devourer of Royals", "Ruin Borne upon Wings", "the Original Demon", and that its true name has never been written until now, but the name is not there, to Bruno's frustration. He wants information from some Elibeans, as Elibe is the home of the Dragon's Gate, a portal to other worlds. He says that he must also find information on something of his, but it is left unsaid what this is. Before leaving, he writes a letter addressed to Alfonse and signs it as Zacharias, implying that Zacharias was investigating the Emblian royalty and stating that he, not Veronica, is the true enemy, the first time he hints toward the royal curse to the friends who knew him as Zacharias.

Paralogue 5: World of Shadows sees Bruno calling Veronica back to the castle after her mission in that world had failed, then warns the Order of Heroes that he won't hesitate to kill them if they get in his way; he then appears to suffer from the effects of the royal curse and then begs the Askran royals to leave.

In Chapter 10: World of Radiance, Bruno finally reveals his identity as Prince of Embla. Later on in the chapter, he appears to the Summoner as Zacharias to aid the Summoner in escaping the World of Radiance, and also tells the Summoner to watch out for the friends who knew him as Zacharias; although unseen by the player in this instance, this is the only time in the game to date that he has actually appeared primarily as Zacharias.

In Chapter 11: Rite of Shadows, Bruno appears in the final part and is acting differently to how he has previously. Rather than trying to warn the Order of Heroes to leave, he instead threatens to kill Alfonse. Furthermore, when they attempt to perform the rite in order to communicate with Zacharias, Bruno tells them that they are wasting their breath, and in an attempt to prevent the Order from figuring out his secret, states that he killed Zacharias when he got involved with issues that he shouldn't have.

Chapter 12: Bitter Enemies sees Bruno challenging the Order to take him down before he takes them down; in trying to protect his secret, he states that Zacharias needs to be avenged. Later on, when the Order confronts him about Zacharias, he shows his lance from his days in the Order and made up an order of events of Zacharias's last moments; upon being defeated, Bruno begs for death and reiterates his cover story of being Zacharias's killer, only for the Order to actually figure out that Bruno was indeed Zacharias.

Chapter 13: Diabolical Bloodline begins with Bruno not only confirming the Order figuring out that he was indeed Zacharias, but also reveals his backstory, and later on reveals that the effects of the royal curse once caused him to attempt to kill Alfonse while he was still with the Order as well as stating that he has tried to kill himself in order to escape the curse. As he vowed to continue his search to break the curse, asks the Summoner to look after the friends who knew him as Zacharias, and requests that he be killed if he ever makes another attempt on Alfonse or Sharena.

While he doesn't physically appear in the Intermission, it is stated that he, as Zacharias, urged Anna to investigate a set of ruins where the power to awaken the potential of Sacred Seals rests.

Bruno has yet to physically appear in Book II in either of his identities; in Chapter 11: Prince of Ice, however, it is revealed that he, using his Zacharias identity, managed to meet up with Hríd, the prince of Nifl, and supplied him with information and an old map of Múspell in hopes of leading the Order of Heroes to the Rite of Flames. Zacharias stated that the trail to Burnt-Bone Gorge is one the Múspell army doesn't know about; however, an ambush there calls the veracity of the information Zacharias supplied to Hríd into question; unaware of the Emblian curse and the possibility of interference by the Bruno identity, Hríd deduces that there may potentially be a traitor amongst the Order of Heroes supplying information to Múspell that led to the ambush.

???: Masked Knight


Chapter 9, Part 4

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter 10, Part 3

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter 11, Part 5

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter 12, Part 5

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter 13, Part 1

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter 13, Part 5

Normal Hard Lunatic

Bruno: Masked Hare

Starting stats

Bruno: Masked Hare is only available at 5★ rarity.
Portrait bruno masked hare feh.png
Rarity ★★★★★
Weapon type Is feh staff.png
Movement type Cavalry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 16/17/18
Attack 7/8/9 Speed 4/5/6
Defense 8/9/10 Resistance 3/4/5
Is feh skill offense.png --
Is feh skill support.png Martyr+
Is feh skill special.png Miracle

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Assault ★★★★★ 50 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Ovoid Staff ★★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Ovoid Staff+ ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh skill support.png Heal Innate
Is feh skill support.png Reconcile Innate
Is feh skill support.png Martyr Innate
Is feh skill support.png Martyr+ Innate
Is feh skill special.png Imbue Innate
Is feh skill special.png Miracle ★★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh atk def push 1.pngA Atk/Def Push 1 ★★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh atk def push 2.pngA Atk/Def Push 2 ★★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh atk def push 3.pngA Atk/Def Push 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh dazzling staff 1.pngB Dazzling Staff 1 ★★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh dazzling staff 2.pngB Dazzling Staff 2 ★★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh dazzling staff 3.pngB Dazzling Staff 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP


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

Bruno: Masked Hare's main claim to fame is his 35 Defense, the highest of any staff cavalier at time of writing. This gives him an interesting niche as a physically bulky healer. His Ovoid Staff pairs well with his default Attack/Defense Push, and having Dazzling Staff in his base kit is always a boon. His biggest issue is the existence of Silque: Selfless Cleric, who has a very similar statline but far better availability as a Heroic Grail unit (and 15 more Resistance). If you have enough copies of him to supermerge him, he's better, but for most players Silque can do his job with a far less demanding Orb investment.

Personality and character

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Main article: Bruno/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Bruno is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher. The two variations of card B10-096N are listed separately below due to having slightly different first-skill effects between them; as the two have the same epithet-name combination, they are considered to be the same card by the rules of Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Bruno

Normal R+

TCGCipher B10-095R.png
Dark-Garbed Mage Knight, Bruno



It TCGCipher Mounted.png

"I'll say it one last time. Turn back - NOW."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Dark Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Valaskjálf: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip two bond cards] Until the end of your opponent's next turn, this unit gains +20 attack.
Impregnable Force: [Always] Other allies in the same area as this unit cannot be moved by enemy skills or by your opponent's support skills.
Card #B10-095R(+)Artist: Setsu
TCGCipher B10-096N.png Mysterious Masked Knight, Bruno



It TCGCipher Mounted.png

"And I suppose you want us to close the gateways too? Hmpf. In your dreams."
Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Dark Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Black Horse's Hoof: [Always] If you have one or more Orbs, this unit cannot be moved by enemy skills or by your opponent's support skills.
Attack Support Mage's Emblem: [Support] Draw 1 card, then discard 1 card.
Card #B10-096NArtist: Setsu
TCGCipher B10-096N+X.png Mysterious Masked Knight, Bruno



It TCGCipher Mounted.png

Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Dark Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Black Horse's Hoof: [Always] If you have no Orbs, this unit gains +30 attack and cannot be moved by enemy skills or by your opponent's support skills.
Attack Support Mage's Emblem: [Support] Draw 1 card, then discard 1 card.
Card #B10-096N+XArtist: Setsu
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Bruno .

Notable merchandise

Image Information Price Release date
FEH Mini Acrylic Bruno vol.8.png Bruno appears in volume 8 of the Fire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure Collection. His volume 8 appearance is based on his standard appearance in Heroes. ¥350 November 2018JP


  • The name "Bruno" also appears in unused data in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, though this is likely coincidental.
  • Although not visually depicted as having done such, Bruno is the first character in Heroes known to have used two different weapon types, although a number of other characters had already done so by the time this became known. He uses blue tomes in his true identity of Bruno and has only ever been seen doing so, but is known to have used a lance while a member of the Order of Heroes as Zacharias.
    • However, a number of other characters actually wielded a third weapon type before Bruno wielded his third, staves.
  • As of the Lack update, Bruno's base version is one of only four characters in Heroes whose special skill activation quotes cannot be heard in legitimate gameplay, the others being Triandra, Plumeria, and Freyr.

Etymology and other languages

As Bruno

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Bruno
• Mysterious Man
• ???
• The name of his true identity. Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown".[1]
• Called this in promotional materials.
• Labeled this in his dialogue box and unit data prior to his identity being revealed.
Japanese ブルーノ
• ???
• Romanized in the internal game files as Bruno.
• ???
Spanish Bruno As above.
French Bruno As above.
German Bruno As above.
Italian Bruno As above.

As Zacharias

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Zacharias The Greek version of Zechariah, a name of Hebrew origin borne by a prophet and the father of John the Baptist.[2]
Japanese ザカリア Zachariah; variant of Zechariah, as above.



  1. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Bruno,, Retrieved: 8 September 2018
  2. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Zacharias,, Retrieved: 9 September 2018
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