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Desaix

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Desaix

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

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

43

Nationality

Zofian

Starting class

Baron

Voiced by

Go Shinomiya (Japanese: Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Appearance(s)

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

Role

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.

Stats

Enemy – Act 1

See also: Liberation of Zofia Castle
Portrait desaix fe02.png
Ma nes02 baron enemy.gif Baron
Level 1
Stats
Max HP 40 Luck 0
Strength 22 Defense 18+13
Skill 6 Resistance 7+13
Speed 4 Movement 4
Equipment Spells
DracoshieldThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Weapons
Sword Axe B. Magic
Lance Bow W. Magic

Enemy – Act 3

See also: Siege of Desaix's Fortress
Portrait desaix fe02.png
Ma nes02 baron enemy.gif Baron
Level 1
Stats
Max HP 40 Luck 0
Strength 22 Defense 18
Skill 6 Resistance 7
Speed 4 Movement 4
Equipment Spells
-- --
Weapons
Sword Axe B. Magic
Lance Bow W. Magic

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Role

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.

Stats

Enemy - Act 1

See also: Liberation of Zofia Castle

Normal Hard

Portrait desaix status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 baron desaix enemy.gif Baron
Level 1
Stats
Max HP 40 Luck 0
Attack 22 Defense 18+13
Skill 6 Resistance 7+13
Speed 4−4 Movement 4
Item Skills
DracoshieldThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Lance
Recovery*
Heavy Armor
Weapons
Swords Lances Axes
Bows Black magic White magic Monster weapons

Enemy - Act 3

See also: Siege of Desaix's Fortress

Normal Hard

Portrait desaix status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 baron desaix enemy.gif Baron
Level 1
Stats
Max HP 40 Luck 0
Attack 22 Defense 18
Skill 6 Resistance 7
Speed 4 Movement 4
Item Skills
-- Lance
Heavy Armor
Weapons
Swords Lances Axes
Bows Black magic White magic Monster weapons

Personality

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.

Quotes

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. Initially, 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.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Chancellor of Zofia.
ソフィア王国の宰相。

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
CYL 1
(2017)
713 Portrait desaix fe02 cyl.png
Desaix
Gaiden
59
CYL 2
(2018)
714
(+1)
Portrait desaix fe15 cyl.png
Desaix
Gaiden / Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
54
(−5)
CYL 3
(2019)
631
(+6)
Portrait desaix fe15 cyl.png
Desaix
Gaiden / Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
57
(+3)
CYL 4
(2020)
731
(+23)
Portrait desaix fe15 cyl.png
Desaix
Gaiden / Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
30
(−27)
CYL 5
(2021)
787
(+56)
Portrait desaix fe15 cyl.png
Desaix
Gaiden / Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
17
(−13)
CYL 6
(2022)
794
(+5)
Portrait desaix fe15 cyl.png
Desaix
Gaiden / Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
17
(No change)
CYL 7
(2023)
81
(−713)
Portrait desaix fe15 cyl.png
Desaix
Gaiden / Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
791
(+774)
CYL 8
(2024)
541
(+460)
Portrait desaix fe15 cyl.png
Desaix
Gaiden / Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
82
(−709)
Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 1,107

Trivia

  • Whilst Desaix and his bodydouble share the same stats in all versions of the game, in Gaiden the fake Desaix uses the generic Baron color palette.

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.

English
(unofficial)

• Dozer
• Dozeh

Japanese

ドゼー

Officially romanized as Dozer. Japanese rendering of "Desaix", as above.

Spanish

Desaix

--

French

Desaix

--

German

Desaix

--

Italian

Desaix

--

Dutch

Desaix

--

Portuguese

Desaix

Used in the "Way of the Heart" Lost Lore event in Fire Emblem Heroes.

Korean

도제

Dozeh

Simplified Chinese

多哲

Dozer

Traditional Chinese

多哲

Dozer

Gallery

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

References

  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 on writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaMassena
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Background characters Lima IVLipricaMila
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts and Battles Act 1 1: Ram Woods Battle • 2: Fleecer's Forest Battle • 3: Thieves' Shrine • 4: Storming of Ram Valley • 5: Attack on the Southern Outpost • 6: First Battle of Southern Zofia • 7: Second Battle of Southern Zofia • 8: Deliverance Hideout • 9: Liberation of Zofia Castle
Act 2 1: Skirmish • 2: First Pirate Raid • 3: Second Pirate Raid • 4: Assault on the Pirate Throne • 5: Third Pirate Raid • 6: Beast Hunt • 7: Seabound Shrine • 8: Fourth Pirate Raid • 9: Fifth Pirate Raid
Act 3 Alm 1: Northern Zofia Battle • 2: First Battle of Zofia Forest • 3: Forest Crossroads Battle • 4: Siege of Desaix's Fortress • 5: Second Battle of Zofia Forest • 6: Sylvan Shrine • 7: Forest Northside Battle • 8: Retaking of the Sluice Gate
Celica 1: Zofian Coast Battle • 2: Skirmish • 3: Attack on the Desert Stronghold • 4N: Northern Desert Battle • 4S: Southern Desert Battle • 5: Attack on Grieth's Citadel • 6: Storming of the Valley Approach • 7: Dragon Shrine • 8: Liberation of the Temple of Mila
Act 4 Alm 1: Border Battle • 2: Rigel Forest Battle • 3: Fear Mountain Battle • 4: Fear Mountain Shrine • 5: Siege of Nuibaba's Abode • 6: Rigel Plains Battle • 7: Fight at the Dragon's Maw • 8: Rigel Falls Battle • 9: Secret Shrine • 10: Attack on the Last Bastion • 11: Attack on Rigel Castle
Celica 1: Dead Man's Mire Battle • 2: Skirmish • 3: Attack on Dolth Keep • 4: Lost Treescape • 5: Storming of Duma Gate • 6: The Swamps of Duma Battle • 7: Duma Tower
Act 5 1: Duma Temple • 2: The Final Battle
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Lists ActsCharactersClasses (Class change) • ItemsScriptsWeapons
Related topics Manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's Party AlmClairCliveDeltheaFayeForsythGrayKliffLukasLuthierMathildaMycenPythonSilqueTatianaTobinZeke
Celica's Party AtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaConradDeenEstFayeGennyJesseKamuiKliffLeonMaeNomahPallaSaberSonyaValbar
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaMassenaMilaPeddlers
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeBrigand BossCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJarth*JedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Background characters ForneusLima IVLiprica
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts and Battles Prologue Alm and Celica
Act 1 1: Ram Woods Battle • 2: Fleecer's Forest Battle • 3: Thieves' Shrine • 4: Storming of Ram Valley • 5: Attack on the Southern Outpost • 6: First Battle of Southern Zofia • 7: Second Battle of Southern Zofia • 8: Deliverance Hideout • 9: Liberation of Zofia Castle
Act 2 1: Skirmish • 2: First Pirate Raid • 3: Second Pirate Raid • 4: Assault on the Pirate Throne • 5: Third Pirate Raid • 6: Beast Hunt • 7: Seabound Shrine • 8: Fourth Pirate Raid • 9: Fifth Pirate Raid • 10: Zofia Castle Battle
Act 3 Alm 1: Northern Zofia Battle • 2: First Battle of Zofia Forest • 3: Forest Crossroads Battle • 4: Siege of Desaix's Fortress • 5: Second Battle of Zofia Forest • 6: Sylvan Shrine • 7: Forest Northside Battle • 8: Retaking of the Sluice Gate
Celica 1: Zofian Coast Battle • 2: Skirmish • 3: Attack on the Desert Stronghold • 4N: Northern Desert Battle • 4S: Southern Desert Battle • 5: Attack on Grieth's Citadel • 6: Storming of the Valley Approach • 7: Dragon Shrine • 8: Liberation of the Temple of Mila
Act 4 Alm 1: Border Battle • 2: Rigel Forest Battle • 3: Fear Mountain Battle • 4: Fear Mountain Shrine • 5: Siege of Nuibaba's Abode • 6: Rigel Plains Battle • 7: Fight at the Dragon's Maw • 8: Rigel Falls Battle • 9: Secret Shrine • 10: Attack on the Last Bastion • 11: Attack on Rigel Castle
Celica 1: Dead Man's Mire Battle • 2: Skirmish • 3: Attack on Dolth Keep • 4: Lost Treescape • 5: Storming of Duma Gate • 6: The Swamps of Duma Battle • 7: Duma Tower
Act 5 1: Duma Temple • 2: The Final Battle
Act 6 1: Archanea Seaway 2 Battle • 2: Archanea Seaway 4 Battle • 3: Archanea Seaway 6 Battle • 4: Thabes Labyrinth
amiibo Duma's OrdealsMila's Ordeals
DLC The Astral TempleThe Inner SanctumBand of BandagesLords of the GraveWretches and RichesWealth Before HealthAltar of the DestrierAltar of the TitanAltar of the SkylordAltar of the SorceressAltar of the FaerieAltar of the OgreAltar of the MarksmanAltar of the SavantAltar of the QueenAltar of the King • 1: Battle of Zofia Harbor • 2: Outpost Rescue • 3: Flight from the Ruins • 4: Siege of Zofia CastleCipher Legends ICipher Legends IIMila's Bounty 1Mila's Bounty 2Mila's Bounty 3Mila's Bounty 4Mila's Bounty 5
Locations ValentiaRigel (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 ShrineMila's TurnwheelTerrors
Lists Base conversationsActsCharactersClasses (Class change) • ItemsScriptsSidequestsSkillsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Ancient LettersName chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound TestTimelineWorld map