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|“||...They are impressive, though, aren't they? My whiskers? Ha ha! I've not shaved since my very first battle. And have I ever lost? No! Not even once! Ergo, my moustache makes me invincible. It's science, my boy, science!||”|
— Cervantes, boasting about his mustache to a Soldier.
Cervantes (Japanese: セルバンテス Cervantes) is a Valmese general and the boss of Chapter 16 of Fire Emblem Awakening. He also serves as a mini-boss in Chapter 20. Cervantes is a man especially proud of his facial hair, considering it a good-luck charm.
Cervantes is first seen leading a band charged with blocking the only route to the top of the Mila Tree. Having been warned by Excellus about the arrival of Chrom and the Shepherds, he sets about to defend the area. Cervantes is defeated here, but eventually makes his way back to Valm Castle where he, Excellus, and Walhart make a last stand against the Shepherds, only to be defeated again.
Fighting Cervantes in Chapter 20 is optional; his defeat is not required in order to clear that chapter.
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|“||My whiskers are safe against you lot--victory is inevitable!||”|
— Cervantes, as the boss in Chapter 16
|“||Cervantes: ...Eh wot?! It cannot be! Say'ri—my mortal enemy...
Say'ri: General Cervantes... Your reputation—and your gut—precedes you.
Cervantes: But we have met in battle before, girl! Have you forgotten?! Not long ago, you and I, locked in deadly combat. I was sure we had won the day until you appeared...
Say'ri: ...Your beard again? Can you talk of nothing else, you imperial pig?!
Cervantes: Ap-PEARED! I said "appeared"! Just...never mind!
— Cervantes fighting Say'ri in Chapter 16
|“||Chrom: Fiend! You invade kingdoms and bully them into submission... Why? What does it achieve?
Cervantes: Do you even need ask, whelp? Emperor Walhart is destined to rule this world, plain and simple.
Chrom: Yes, but to what end?
Cervantes: Irrelevant! Walhart's mind is beyond the grasp of common men.
Chrom: So you don't even know what you're fighting for?
Cervantes: I tend to my own beard, boy. A soldier does not question orders. But he gives his loyalty—and maybe his life—in the service of greater men.
Chrom: Great men? Is living only to conquer so great an ambition?
Cervantes: What could be greater! Once I had dreams myself of commanding a nation... But Walhart? Aye, he dreams bigger. He would rule the entire world! Mine is nothing compared to the moxie of the Conqueror. I am but a single tiny hair on the beard of a flea in his great moustache! Have you not tasted the thrill of being part of something bigger than yourself?
Chrom: Not at the price of inflicting cruelty and suffering, no.
Cervantes: Hmph. Then we have nothing more to discuss. Prepare to learn the meaning of the word "beard." ...Fear, I mean fear!
— Cervantes fighting Chrom in Chapter 16
|“||Let's have it then, rebellious scum! Like a flimsy belt around the waist of defeat, you shall buckle here!||”|
— Cervantes, as an enemy in Chapter 20
|“||Nngah! But...how can this be? My invincible moustache! Blasted science...you have...played me for a...fool...||”|
— Cervantes's defeat quote in Chapter 16
|“||I...am finished...Nngh...But I have no regrets...I die in the shadow of...greatness...||”|
— Cervantes's death quote in Chapter 20
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Cervantes||A Spanish surname, whose most famous bearer was the 16th-century author Miguel de Cervantes.|
|Japanese||セルバンテス||Cervantes; as above.|
Cervantes's portrait in Awakening.
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