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Portrait coulter fe05.png
Coulter's portrait from Thracia 776







Starting class

Wyvern Knight


I've received strict orders from the king. Regardless of what you may have to say, I am not allowed to let up on the attack.
— Coulter to Altena

Coulter (Japanese: コルータ Coulter) is a boss appearing in both Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is under direct orders from Travant to attack Munster and leave no survivors.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


During Chapter 8 of Genealogy of the Holy War Coulter appears near Munster accompanied by Altena after Bloom is killed and Connacht is taken by Seliph's forces. He has been ordered by king Travant to take Munster now that Bloom, an ally of the Empire, has been killed. Upon their arrival Altena objects to the attack due to the presence of civilians and tells Coulter and his forces to wait while she tries negotiating with them. Coulter bluntly tells Altena that he has direct orders from Travant to leave no survivors and that her orders cannot override the king's.

Coulter and his squad then flies to and attacks Munster while Altena stays behind and observes from the nearby mountains. Coulter ends up defeated by Seliph's and Leif's forces.


See also: The Wyvern Knights of Thracia
Portrait coulter fe04.png
Ma snes02 wyvern knight enemy.gif Wyvern Knight
Level 19
Holy Blood --
Movement 9
Max HP 59 Speed 11
Strength 15 Luck 0
Magic 1 Defense 16
Skill 12 Resistance 1
Inventory Skills
Brave SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.*
3,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
Swords B Lances B Axes -- Bows -- Staves --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- FE4RankWind.png -- Light magic -- Dark magic --

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776


Thracia 776's Chapter 23 depicts the same scenario as his appearance in Genealogy of the Holy War. The scene is slightly condensed which makes him appear a bit less abrasive towards Altena; Altena immediately retreats to speak with Travant about attacking the civilians instead of the conversation being dragged out into an argument.

Either way, Coulter attacks Leif's forces, as Seliph's forces are not present in gameplay here, and ends up either captured or killed.


See also: The Fiend's Lair
Portrait coulter fe05.png
Ma snes03 wyvern knight enemy.gif Wyvern Knight
Level 14
Action --
Max HP 48 Speed 15
Strength 16 Luck 9
Magic 5 Defense 16
Skill 16 Constitution 17
Movement 9 FCM 0
Inventory Skills
Silver Lance
Weapon Levels
Swords D Lances A Axes -- Bows -- Staves --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- FE5RankWind.png -- Light magic -- Dark magic --


Coulter has no objections to his orders involving attacking civilians and even says that Altena is "soft" for finding such orders objectionable in such a favorable situation.[1]


Battle quotes

Heheheh... Sorry, but you're gonna die.
— Coulter in Genealogy of the Holy War
Hahaha... Die!
— Coulter in Thracia 776

Death quotes

Glory to Thracia! ...Gahaa...
— Coulter when killed in Genealogy of the Holy War
...Glory! Guh...
— Coulter when killed in Thracia 776
...It won't be like this next time. You'll regret this decision!
— Coulter when captured and released in Thracia 776


  • Coulter is rather unique in the series, as he is the only boss fought under the same circumstances in two separate games. Interestingly, no attempt was made to make him look visually similar in Thracia 776 to his design in Genealogy of the Holy War, as he uses two completely different generic enemy portraits in both games. His stats and the weapons he uses are also completely different, though his battle and death quotes are largely the same.

Etymology and other languages

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

• Coruta
• Coluta
• Colhuta
• Coulter

Used across the Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 fan translations.




Sprite Gallery
Portrait coulter fe05.png Wyvern Knight
Bs fe05 enemy wyvern knight lance.png
Lance (Javelin)
Bs fe05 enemy dismt wyvern knight sword.png
Sword(Iron Sword)*


  1. "Lady Altena is too soft... This is the perfect chance to claim Munster." — Coulter, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
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