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Deadlords

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Leader
Size

Twelve members, reincarnated using innumerable bodies over the millennia

Group type

Group of warriors

Purpose

To serve the Loptyr Empire, Loptyrians or the Grimleal

Appearance(s)
These 12 generals were great warriors in life...and even greater, now, in death! I would introduce them one by one, but well, as you'll see, they're not much for talk.
— Aversa

The Deadlords (Japanese: 十二人の魔将 Twelve Dark Warlords) are an enigmatic collective of undead warriors which once served the Loptyr Empire, later serving the Loptyrians, the Empire's remnants, and the Grimleal of Plegia. Over the millennia, the Deadlords have existed multiple times: through an unspecified process, the Deadlords are created and recreated by transforming people into them, a process performed by Loptyrian agents.

Overview

Characteristics

Much of the nature of the Deadlords is unclarified and shrouded in mystery. They are considered to be Risen in the era of Ylisse, as they are reanimated corpses given new "life" through dark magic. The factor which sets them apart from normal Risen appears to be their personas: all Deadlord incarnations are granted one of twelve identities, which typically wield similar weapons and abilities to their past incarnations. It is uncertain whether the recurring set of twelve names indicates that the Deadlords are reincarnations of the same twelve original Deadlord "souls" in new bodies, if the recurring names are merely honorific titles referencing the originals, or if they are merely a set of generic designations continually reused with every new batch of Deadlords.

There is little evidence on the nature of the personalities of the Deadlords: they have never spoken at all in the primary stories of their appearances, and Aversa attests that "they're not much for talk". In the Awakening downloadable episode Infinite Regalia, however, the Deadlords do have a speaking role. Here, they appear to share something of a hive mind, with each speaking a fragment of the same dialogue in turn in order to communicate with others. They claim to not "SUCCUMB TO MORTAL EMOTION" when asked about their satisfaction with their job.[1] While most Deadlord incarnations are silent, malevolent figures in the service of evil forces, these thirty-six Deadlords are instead portrayed as honorable soldiers devoted to the protection of their temple, and are even used for comedy.

Jugdral

The original twelve Deadlords were convened at some point before Grann 447 in the service of the fledgling Loptyrians, and in their service in this year launched a devastating result on the Grann Republic, then the dominant power of Jugdral, destroying it and allowing for the Loptyr Empire to rise in its wake. The actions of the Deadlords after this point are not recorded, but presumably they continued to be reincarnated throughout the lifetime of the Loptyr Empire and a set of them met their downfall at the hands of the Twelve Crusaders.

During the conflicts in the Thracia peninsula in the year 776, six of the Deadlords were reincarnated by the Loptyrians: Veld created Mus using the late Raydrik, while Manfroy created Bovis, Tigris, Draco, Canis and Porcus. The six incarnations were defeated by Leif's liberation army, as was Veld. Shortly afterward, all twelve were reincarnated and set up in the defense of Julius, the current vessel of Loptyr, in their last stand against Seliph's liberation army at Belhalla; the individuals used to create these incarnations of Anguilla, Equus and Ovis appear to have been relatives of the Friege, Velthomer and Silesse families as they possessed the respective Holy Blood. Again, they were all defeated, clearing the path to Julius.

Ylisse

Millennia later, the Deadlords were reincarnated by Validar and Aversa of the Grimleal, and some of their number were equpped with the holy weapons of the Twelve Crusaders. At the Dragon's Table in preparation for the revival of Grima, they were deployed under Aversa's command in order to defeat Chrom, but again failed and were slain.

The Outrealms

In the Outrealms around the same time, a set of thirty-six Deadlord incarnations, led by an incarnation of Mus, perpetually guard a ruined temple which houses duplicates of numerous holy weapons from across the world. These thirty-six claim to have fought and died in a great cataclysm which affected their original world; through the course of battles with them, Lucina, Tiki and the other children show signs of recognition of their bodies, indicating these Deadlords were created from the corpses of Chrom and the Shepherds from an alternate timeline in which their resistance to Grima or some other enemy failed. This set of Deadlords like to challenge intruders, such as Chrom, to fight the Deadlords off and claim the temple's treasures as a bit of sport, finding "A BIT OF MORTAL PLEASURE" in receiving a good challenge in battle.

Members

Small portrait mus fe13.png Small portrait bovis fe13.png Small portrait tigris fe13.png Small portrait lepus fe13.png Small portrait draco fe13.png Small portrait anguilla fe13.png
Mus Bovis Tigris Lepus Draco Anguilla
Baron/General Forrest/
Bow Knight
Warrior High Priest/
War Cleric
Sniper Mage Fighter/
Dark Knight
Small portrait equus fe13.png Small portrait ovis fe13.png Small portrait simia fe13.png Small portrait gallus fe13.png Small portrait canis fe13.png Small portrait porcus fe13.png
Equus Ovis Simia Gallus Canis Porcus
Bishop/Paladin Sage Swordmaster Dark Bishop/
Sorcerer
Shaman/Sage/Valkyrie Thief Fighter/
Assassin

Trivia

  • Each Deadlord is named for the Latin term for a symbol of the Chinese Zodiac; the Japanese names for the Deadlords are instead the German words for the numbers 1-12.
  • In Thracia 776, if the player kills or fails to recruit certain units, they will be the ones remade into the Deadlords present there:

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Deadlords As of Fire Emblem Awakening.
English
(unofficial)
Dark Warlords From the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation patch.
Japanese 十二人の魔将 Twelve Dark Warlords
Spanish Resurgidos Arisen
French Seigneurs des Ombres Lords of Shadow. May have been intended as "Lords of the Risen", as the French name for the Risen is "Ombres".
German Todesfürsten Princes of Death
Italian Signori dei morti Lords of the Dead

References

  1. "Anguilla: WILL YOU RETURN TO VISIT AGAIN?
    Chrom: Er, why? ...Do you want us to? You're not...lonely or something, are you?
    Equus: WE ARE THE DEADLORDS. WE DO NOT SUCCUMB TO MORTAL EMOTION.
    Ovis: BUT FROM A GOOD BATTLE, WE MIGHT DERIVE A BIT OF MORTAL PLEASURE.
    " - The Deadlords and Chrom, Fire Emblem Awakening

See also

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSylviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeen/LayleaLeifLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShananTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatorCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShananTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptyrMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJabarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBlagiCedDainFjalarHeimHezulNeirNobaOdThrudUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptyrMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of the Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Threshold of Fate
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Darkness • Final: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Blagi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLoptyr Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsvelBrightonCarrionCedConomoolDagdarDalsinDeanDelmudEdaEyriosEyvelFelgusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerKainKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOrsinPirnRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelfinaShanamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTrewdXavier
Non-playable characters AltenaAreoneAugustCorpulDoriasEthlynHannibalIshtarJuliaJuliusLewynQuanSeliphTravant
Bosses AihimanAizenauAlphanBachusBaldackBandolBaraatBluckBovisCanisCoddaCoenColhoCoulterDracoDvorakFardenFrausGomesGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMakroyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulsPirnPorcusRaydrikReinhardtRobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeissmannWolfXavierZaomZyle
Personal Weapons Beo SwordBlagi SwordBlessed SwordBrave LanceDire ThunderDragonpikeEarth SwordForsetiGrafcaliburKiaLight BrandLoptyr SwordMareeta's SwordPugiRepairThiefUnlock
Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Village of Iss • 2x: The Pirate Isles • 3: The Gate of Kelbeth • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: The Hero of the Winds • 5: Mother and Child • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Mt. Violdrake • 8x: Dagdar's Mansion • 9: The Emblem of Noba • 10: Noel Canyon • 11: Dandrum Fortress • 11x: Murder Hollace • 12: The Thieves of Dakia • 12x: Dandelion • 13: The Stronghold • 14: Open Fire • 14x: Freedom • 15: The Two Paths • 16A: Nohrden Line • 17A: Leonster's Gate • 16B: The Dark Forest • 17B: The First Rain of May • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Counterattack • 20: The Child of Light • 21: The Liberation Wars • 21x: The Detention Center • 22: Across the River • 23: The Palace of Evil • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Altar of Loptyr • Final: An Undying Oath
Locations JugdralManster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • Thracia (FianaTahra)
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCaptureFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLoptyrians (BergrosenDeadlords) • MagiYied Massacre
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Fire Emblem Awakening
Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
Bosses AlgolAnguillaArdriAversaBovisCampariCanisCassiusCervantesChalardDalenDaltonDracoEquusExcellusEzraFarberGallusGangrelGarrickGeckoGrimaGyralIgnatiusJamilLepusMarthMorristanMusMustafaNelsonNombryOrtonOvisPherosPorcusPriamRaimiRisen ChiefRoddickRugerSimiaTigrisValidarVastoVictorVincentWalhartXalbadorYen'fayZanth
DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
SpotPass characters Shadow Dragon CaedaGharnefLindeMerricMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPrince MarthTiki
Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
Mystery of the Emblem AthenaCatriaEtzelHardinHoraceKatarinaKing MarthLegionMaliceNorne
Genealogy of the Holy War G1 ArdenArvisAyraDeirdreEthlynJamkeLewynQuanRaquesisSigurd
Genealogy of the Holy War G2 AltenaAresArthurCedFeeJuliaJuliusLarceiSeliphUlster
Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
Fire Emblem EliwoodFlorinaHectorJaffarKarelLynMatthewNergalNinoSerra
Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMoulderSeth
Path of Radiance AshnardElinciaGeoffreyIkeLuciaMiaMistSorenTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn Black KnightBromEdwardLeonardoMicaiahNepheneeSanakiSephiranSigrunSothe
Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
Regalia and personal weapons AmatsuArmadsBalmungBook of NagaDouble BowExcaliburFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • ForsetiGáe BolgGoddess StaffGoetiaGradivusGrima's TruthGungnirHauteclereHelswathMercuriusMissiletainnMjölnirMystletainnNidhoggNoble RapierParthiaRagnellRapierSol KattiTyrfingValflameWolf BergYewfelle
Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Final: Grima
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
Related topics Double DuelDownloadable contentName chart Nintendo Dream comics • Other games (GaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarShadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Unit Gallery (Soundtrack) • SpotPassStreetPassTimelineWorld map