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FESoV Desaix.png
Artwork of Desaix from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.








Starting class


Voiced by

Go Shinomiya (Japanese: Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

The age of worrying about what the gods think of us has come to a end. The kingdom of Zofia needs a strong will to set it back on course—MY will.
— Desaix

Desaix (pronounced /dəˈseɪ/[key][1]; Japanese: ドゼー Dozer) is a baron and boss in Fire Emblem Gaiden. He is a major antagonist throughout the first half of Gaiden's plot.

Fire Emblem Gaiden


He is responsible for the death of the Zofian royal family, sans Celica. He also framed Mycen for the murder of the royal family.

Desaix appears as a boss twice in Gaiden. In his first appearance, in chapter 1, he isn't really intended to be defeated, though it is possible to beat him if the player levels up their units on monster encounters. In the second encounter, in chapter 3, he is a normal fight.

Somewhat curiously, he is implied to know Alm's identity as Rudolf's son,[2] though how he would come upon this knowledge is unknown.


Boss, Act 1 Boss, Act 3

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Desaix reprises his role in the remake. He is also featured in a Memory Prism, secretly discussing his plan to kill the members of the Zofian royal family with Slayde.


Act 1 (Normal) Act 1 (Hard) Act 3 (Normal) Act 3 (Hard)

Personality and character

Desaix seems to be willing to do anything for power, as he killed the entire Zofian royal family aside from Celica, and allies with Rigel despite that breaking a millennium-old pact made by the gods.


Battle quotes

Worms of the rebel forces! You think you can defeat me? Slayde, command the cavalry to scatter those bastards!
— Desaix in act 1 of Gaiden.
Could it be this is all you’ve got...? However, I, Desaix, won’t be defeated so easily!
— Desaix in act 3 of Gaiden.
Hear me, worms of the rebel army! You have done well to make it this far...but you have no hope of defeating me! ...Now, Slayde! Take the cavalry and run down every last one of those wretches!
— Desaix in act 1 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, as the battle begins.
Rebel scum... You can't hope to touch me. So long as I have the dracoshield Lord Berkut gave me, I am invincible!
— Desaix in act 1 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
It seems I vastly misestimated you. I'll grant you that. But today you vermin will die at my hands!
— Desaix in act 3 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Critical quotes

Wretched scum!
— Desaix
Out of my way!
— Desaix
We'll all die!
— Desaix
Ha! Laughable!
— Desaix

Death quotes

Hehehe... Foolish bastards. What you just defeated was Lord Desaix's double. Lord Desaix has already returned to his own lands. I’ll pay you back in full for this someday. Until next time!!
— 'Desaix', appears if Desaix is 'killed' in act 1 of Gaiden.
Gr... Mycen, the bastard! Is he planning to sell out Zofia to Rudolf's -- the little brat -- ? That fucking traitor!!
— Desaix in act 3 of Gaiden.
Urgh! N-no... W-wait... You have the wrong...
— 'Desaix' in act 1 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Damn you, Mycen... You think to...hand Zofia over to Rudolf’s pup...? T-traitorous dastard...!
— Desaix in act 3 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)

FEGM Desaix.png

As the Gaiden manga skips the majority of chapters one and two, Desaix's first appearance in-person in the manga is at his fortress. Desaix plans to execute Mathilda, a Zofian knight with connections to the Deliverance, as an example.

Alm rushes to her aid and to defeat Desaix. During the battle Desaix lands a fatal blow on Kliff, enraging Alm. Initally, Desaix laughs off Alm's attacks, claiming that his armor has been made impenetrable by Duma. Alm, despite shattering his sword on Desaix's armor, is not daunted, and uses his broken sword to gouge out Desaix's eye.

Defeated, Desaix quickly changes his story, saying his armor had been cursed by Duma, and caused him to commit despicable acts. He thanks Alm for freeing him from the curse. Alm asks Clive what they should do with Desaix, and Clive says the answer is clear; but since Alm is the leader of the Deliverance, he should officially pass judgement. Alm sentences the traitor Desaix to death, and Desaix is executed.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Desaix Possibly from Louis Desaix, a French general during the French Revolution.
Japanese ドゼー Officially romanized as Dozer. Japanese rendering of "Desaix", as above.
Spanish Desaix As above.
French Desaix As above.
German Desaix As above.
Italian Desaix As above.
Dutch Desaix As above.
Simplified Chinese 多哲
Traditional Chinese 多哲


Sprite Gallery
Portrait desaix fe02.png Baron
Bs fe02 enemy desaix baron lance.png


  1. Shadows of Valentia dialogue
  2. "Gr... Mycen, the bastard! Is he planning to sell out Zofia to
    Rudolf's -- the little brat -- ?
    That fucking traitor!!
    " — Desaix, Fire Emblem Gaiden

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 Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeBrigand BossCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJarth*JedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma TowerDuma Temple) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineNovisRamSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Death MasksBook of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors
Related topics Ancient LettersName chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • SidequestsSound TestTimelineWorld map