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FESK Danan 01.png
Artwork of Danan from Genealogy of the Holy War.





Grannvalean (Dozel)


Duke of Dozel

Starting class


The Isaacian citizens have made the rebel army out to be some kind of liberation army. They're treating them like heroes! But I think it's time to teach them a little lesson.
— Danan

Danan (Japanese: ダナン Danan) was the Duke of Grannvale's House Dozel from Grann 760, the successor of his late father Langobalt, and the appointed King of Isaach following its conquest by Grannvale. Remaining loyal to his father and Grannvale unlike his younger half-brother Lex, Danan ruled as a tyrant over Isaach from the southern Rivough Castle until his downfall at the hands of Seliph in Grann 777.


In the aftermath of the war against Isaach in Grann 760, Danan was sent to Isaach with the Grau Ritter to put down insurrections against the new Grannvale authority; he was supposed to provide his father Langobalt with reinforcements in fighting Sigurd's army at Lubeck Castle, but was delayed and unable to get there in time, resulting in Langobalt's death.[1] Following this, Danan succeeded him as Duke of Dozel and was appointed the King of Grannvale-occupied Isaach. Governing from Rivough Castle in the south, under his regime the Isaach natives were reduced to slave status; however, owing to the reluctance of his sons and governing assistants Johan and Johalva to participate in the Empire's more heinous activities, Isaach was one of the better-off nations during the days of the Grannvale Empire.

Seventeen years later in Grann 777, upon learning that the long-hunted Isaach rebellion led by Prince Shannan was stationed in the remote village of Tirnanog, Danan ordered an assault on the town, prompting Seliph to emerge from hiding and lead his limited forces in repelling the Dozel assault. Seliph's band eventually arrived at Rivough, where he confronted and slew Danan, freeing Isaach from Grannvale control.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Danan is the final boss of Chapter 6, stationed at Rivough Castle.


Portrait danan fe04.png
Ma snes02 baron enemy.gif Baron
Level 25
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodNeir.gif
Movement 5
Authority ★★★★
Max HP 60 Speed 13
Strength 21 Luck 0
Magic 10 Defense 20
Skill 14 Resistance 10
Inventory Skills
Silver Axe
Thief's SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.*
5,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankAxe.png SNESRankBow.png A SNESRankStaff.png A
SNESRankFire.png A SNESRankThunder.png A SNESRankWind.png A SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Personality and character

Not unlike his father, Danan was ill-tempered and merciless to all in opposition to him; even as he subjected the people of Isaach to inhumane treatment, he lived a life of excess at Rivough.[2] He had a preoccupation with power and prestige, with his primary fear of the existence of Shannan's rebel army being that his authority was being undermined and that Arvis would not take kindly to the news.[3] According to Johalva, Danan was extremely weak-willed when confronted by Loptrian agents, letting them have free reign over Isaach to their tastes and putting up absolutely no resistance or objection.[4]


Battle quotes

Rebels! Don't underestimate the Grannvale Empire!
— Danan, in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Y-you're the son of that Sigurd! C-crap! My father's grudge... I will have his revenge!
— Danan, when fighting Seliph in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
J-Johan... That woman has turned you against me!? [...] Y-you fool...
— Danan, when fighting Johan in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Johalva, you...! How dare you rise up against your father!! [...] D-damn it...! Johalva!
— Danan, when fighting Johalva in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quotes

Cough... Lord Arvis, your majesty...
— Danan, in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Danan was featured on one TCG card.

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Danan
No image available. Class: Baron Level 1 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 6 Atk.: 3 / Counter: 2 WLv.: SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankAxe.png A SNESRankBow.png A
Equip: Steel Axe Skills: Official Movement • Pavise
Card #087Rarity: ★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya
Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Dannan Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
Japanese ダナン Officially romanized as Danan. Possibly from the Tuatha Dé Danann, the gods of Irish mythology.



  1. "Damn it. Danan still hasn't shown up with his reinforcements. The axe knights of the Grau Ritter are all elite warriors. With that much power on his side, Danan has no excuse for taking so long to quell some little uprising in Isaach." — Langobalt, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "King Danan of Isaach was a merciless ruler, taking much after his father, Duke Langobalt. He dropped the social standing of the Isaachian people to that of slaves, while he himself indulged in the pleasures of the royal palace at Rivough." — Opening narration of Chapter 6, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Prince Shannan's rebel army gets larger each year and they're meddling with my affairs! Don't you know they're harbouring Sigurd the Traitor's son? With them on the loose my position as King of Isaach is completely being undermined! You tell me how to explain this to His Majesty the Emperor!" — Danan, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  4. "And I've had about all I can handle of the Loptrians. People say they've been sacrificing children right here in Isaach. My father just lets them walk all over him. I've had it with them!" — Johalva, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBrigidClaudDeirdreDewErinysEthlynFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/RoddlevanSeliphShannanTeeny/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShannanTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
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 Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Darna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterMunster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline