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Death Knight

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Death Knight

Three Houses Heroes


FETH Death Knight 01.png
Artwork of the Death Knight from Three Houses.
Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

Approximately 21 (Part I)[1]

Family
Starting class

Death Knight

Voiced by
Appearance(s)

The Death Knight (Japanese: 死神騎士 Death God Knight) is a character appearing in Three Houses. The Death Knight is implied to be Jeritza, but this is never said outright. His true identity is Emile (Japanese: エミール Emile), the half-brother of Mercedes.

Biography

The Death Knight was born Emile, heir to House Bartels of Adrestia. His mother was a commoner who married his father for financial security for her daughter Mercedes, but his father was only interested in her Crest and banished the two as soon as Emile was born. Texts that can be found in the library of Garreg Mach Monastery reveal that House Bartels was eventually massacred, with Emile suspected to be responsible. Eventually, Emile took up the identity of the Death Knight, a mysterious knight dressed like a grim reaper.

The Death Knight spends Part I aiding the Flame Emperor in their plan to destroy the Church of Seiros. He is first seen accompanying a raid on the Holy Mausoleum, but does not engage the students sent to stop them unless attacked first. The Death Knight develops a fixation on the students' teacher Byleth and directly challenges them after kidnapping Flayn for her blood, but is ordered to retreat by the Flame Emperor. He is next seen reinforcing Solon in the battle in Remire Village, but is again forced to retreat by Byleth. After the Flame Emperor is unmasked as Princess Edelgard von Hresvelg of Adrestia, the Death Knight fights in the Battle of Garreg Mach on Adrestia's side, potentially allying with Byleth to do so. Afterwards, the Death Knight takes up a post as an Adrestian general.

If Byleth is a member of the Black Eagles and sides with Adrestia over the Church, the Death Knight is only mentioned in passing in Part II and spends the route fighting on a different front from Byleth.

In any of the other three routes, if both Mercedes and Caspar are recruited, a paralogue can be played in which Mercedes deduces that his true identity is Emile, and he gives her her family Relic, the Rafail Gem, before departing.

In Azure Moon, afterwards, regardless of whether this paralogue was completed, the Death Knight is assigned to defend Fort Merceus from the invading Faerghus army. He fails in this task and is killed in battle, dying in his half-sister's arms.

In Silver Snow and Verdant Wind, the Death Knight survives this encounter and instead warns the Resistance Army/Leicester army to leave the fortress, lest they be killed by incoming Agarthan missiles. He later defends Enbarr along with Hubert and is killed in this encounter.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Role


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Stats


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Enemy - Chapter 4

Normal Hard

Small portrait death knight fe16.png
Death Knight
Level 16
Movement 7
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 42 Luck 12
Strength 18 Defense 16
Magic 17 Resistance 18
Dexterity 14 Charm 5
Speed 17
Inventory Abilities
Scythe of Sariel
Dark SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Murderous Intent
Canto
Lancefaire
Commander
Counterattack
Mastermind
Poison Strike
Lance Prowess Lv 2
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- --
Skill Levels
Sw La Ax Bo Br Re Fa Au Ar Ri Fl Ma
B A C+ D C+ D E C -- A -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Chapter 6

Normal Hard

Small portrait death knight fe16.png
Death Knight
Level 20
Movement -
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 44 Luck 12
Strength 20 Defense 17
Magic 17 Resistance 18
Dexterity 14 Charm 5
Speed 17
Inventory Abilities
Scythe of Sariel
Dark SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Murderous Intent
Canto
Lancefaire
Commander
Counterattack
Mastermind
Poison Strike
Lance Prowess Lv 2
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- --
Skill Levels
Sw La Ax Bo Br Re Fa Au Ar Ri Fl Ma
B A C+ D C+ D E C -- A -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Chapter 8

Normal Hard

Small portrait death knight fe16.png
Death Knight
Level 24
Movement -
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 45 Luck 12
Strength 22 Defense 18
Magic 17 Resistance 18
Dexterity 14 Charm 5+1
Speed 18
Inventory Abilities
Scythe of Sariel
Dark SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Murderous Intent
Canto
Lancefaire
Commander
Counterattack
Mastermind
Poison Strike
Lance Prowess Lv 3
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Reaper Knights Lv. 2
Assault Troop
Skill Levels
Sw La Ax Bo Br Re Fa Au Ar Ri Fl Ma
B A C+ D C+ D E C -- A -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Neutral - Black Eagles Chapter 12

Small portrait death knight fe16.png
Death Knight
Level 27
Movement 7
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 51 Luck 13
Strength 27 Defense 23
Magic 18 Resistance 20
Dexterity 14 Charm 10
Speed 24
Inventory Abilities
Scythe of Sariel Murderous Intent
Canto
Lancefaire
Commander
Mastermind
Lance Prowess Lv 3
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- --
Skill Levels
Sw La Ax Bo Br Re Fa Au Ar Ri Fl Ma
B A C+ D C+ D E C -- A -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Blue Lions/Golden Deer/Church of Seiros Chapter 12

Normal Hard

Small portrait death knight fe16.png
Death Knight
Level 30
Movement -
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 48 Luck 12
Strength 25 Defense 21
Magic 17 Resistance 18
Dexterity 14 Charm 6
Speed 21
Inventory Abilities
Scythe of Sariel
Dark SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Murderous Intent
Canto
Lancefaire
Commander
Counterattack
Mastermind
Poison Strike
Lance Prowess Lv 3
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- --
Skill Levels
Sw La Ax Bo Br Re Fa Au Ar Ri Fl Ma
B A C+ D C+ D E C -- A -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Verdant Wind Chapter 18

Normal Hard

Small portrait death knight fe16.png
Death Knight
Level 45
Movement 7
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 55 Luck 12
Strength 32 Defense 27
Magic 19 Resistance 21
Dexterity 14 Charm 7
Speed 28
Inventory Abilities
Scythe of Sariel
Dark SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Murderous Intent
Canto
Lancefaire
Commander
Counterattack
Mastermind
Poison Strike
Lance Prowess Lv 4
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- --
Skill Levels
Sw La Ax Bo Br Re Fa Au Ar Ri Fl Ma
B A C+ D C+ D E C -- A -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Verdant Wind Chapter 19

Normal Hard

Small portrait death knight fe16.png
Death Knight
Level 48
Movement -
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 56 Luck 12
Strength 34 Defense 28
Magic 20 Resistance 22
Dexterity 14 Charm 8+1
Speed 29
Inventory Abilities
Scythe of Sariel
Dark SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Murderous Intent
Canto
Lancefaire
Commander
Counterattack
Mastermind
Poison Strike
Lance Prowess Lv 5
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Reaper Knights Lv. 5
Assault Troop
Skill Levels
Sw La Ax Bo Br Re Fa Au Ar Ri Fl Ma
B A C+ D C+ D E C -- A -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

The Death Knight is one of the characters added to the game in the Omnicidal Witch update, and was made available to players in the thirty-fourth Grand Hero Battle, which initially ran from August 12, 2019 through August 21, 2019. Only one variation of the Death Knight is currently available in Heroes, based on his Three Houses incarnation.

Starting stats

★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★

Portrait death knight the reaper feh.png
Rarity ★★★
Weapon type Is feh lance.png
Movement type Cavalry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Skills
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Lance
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png --

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Iron Lance Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Lance Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Silver Lance ★★★ 200 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Scythe of Sariel ★★★★★ 400 SP
Is feh skill special.png Rising Flame ★★★ 150 SP
Is feh skill special.png Blazing Flame ★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh escape route 1.pngB Escape Route 1 ★★★ 60 SP
Is feh escape route 2.pngB Escape Route 2 ★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh escape route 3.pngB Escape Route 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh close guard 1.pngC Close Guard 1 ★★★ 60 SP
Is feh close guard 2.pngC Close Guard 2 ★★★ 120 SP
Is feh close guard 3.pngC Close Guard 3 ★★★★ 240 SP

Personality and character

The Death Knight is an extremely intimidating figure. He deeply enjoys battle to the point of not caring whether his own life is placed in jeopardy, and develops a particular fixation on Byleth as the story progresses. He also tends to chafe at taking orders, and on several occasions disobeys his superiors to act on his own impulses. However, he is not entirely devoid of compassion or honor; he sincerely apologizes to Manuela for stabbing her during the events of Chapter 6 on the Black Eagles route, and he gives his half-sister Mercedes their family Hero's Relic. However, he says that he would not hesitate to kill her in their next encounter.

Quotes

Battle quotes


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Like moths to a flame...
— The Death Knight in Chapter 4.
Edelgard: There's no way around it... I accept your challenge!
Death Knight: Oh? This will be fun...

— The Death Knight fighting Edelgard in Chapter 4.
Mercedes: Oh my, how frightening! Won't you please go easy on me?
Death Knight: You... Was this meeting...preordained?
Mercedes: Hmm? What do you mean?

— The Death Knight fighting Mercedes in Chapter 4.
I have no need of you...
— The Death Knight in Chapter 6.
Now, you will die together... How joyous...
— The Death Knight fighting Byleth in Chapter 6.
Hubert: You should withdraw from here.
Death Knight: I don't take orders from you...

— The Death Knight fighting Hubert in Chapter 6.
You are not the one I crave...
— The Death Knight in Chapter 8.
Death Knight: What are you trying to do here?
Edelgard: You're the one who should be answering that question. Stay out of my way!

— The Death Knight fighting Edelgard in Chapter 8.
I have no need of you...
— The Death Knight in Silver Snow Chapter 18.

Defeat quotes


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I didn't expect to encounter someone like you... How fortunate.
— The Death Knight in Chapter 4.
My blade craves their flesh... The weak will eventually die...
— The Death Knight in Chapter 8.
To kill, to die... To know one without the other would be maddening...
— The Death Knight in Silver Snow Chapter 18.

Heroes quotes

Main article: Death Knight/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances


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Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Death Knight --
Japanese 死神騎士 Literally "Death God Knight", meaning death personified as a knight.

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External links

References

  1. Mercedes is 22 at the start of Part I, and states that he is a year younger than her in The Face Beneath
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