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King of Goldoa

Starting class

Dragon King

Goldoa will not move.
— Dheginsea, in a flashback

Dheginsea (pronounced /dəˈɡɪnsiˌə/[key][1]; Japanese: デギンハンザー Dheginhansea), also known as Deghinsea in Path of Radiance and PAL regions of Radiant Dawn, is the king of Goldoa, land of the dragon laguz. He is one of Ashera's Three Heroes who deafeated the Dark God Yune. He has three children: Almedha, Rajaion, and Kurthnaga. He has two grandchildren: Soren and another from Rajaion. He wishes to live in peace and tries to prevent the other laguz tribes from fighting.

In Radiant Dawn, he sides with Ashera after her judgement.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance


Dheginsea's only formal appearance in the events of this story is in a cutscene, which takes place shortly after the Greil Mercenaries arrive in Begnion. In the cutscene, he arranges a meeting between all of the laguz kings, in order to discuss the ongoing conflict spurred by Mad King Ashnard. There, he advises the other kings on how to proceed, stressing that they keep in mind Lehran's Medallion and the dark god trapped within, which could be freed if the war engulfs the entire continent of Tellius.

Dheginsea never gets involved directly in the war, for the sake of preserving the seal on the medallion. However, it is implied that he was strongly tempted by Ashnard to join the fray, when the Mad King enslaved his son, Rajaion and used the feral dragon as his personal mount.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


Dheginsea first appears at the ending cutscene of Part 3 Chapter 8. After the Laguz Alliance emerges from Kauku Caves, entering Goldoa by mistake, they are taken to the King to be held trail for their trespass, however unintentional. It is only through the wishes of his subjects Nasir and Ena that the alliance is spared, and allowed to return by land to Gallia, rather than be forced to return via the fiery caves.

Later on, after Ashera's judgement turns almost everyone on Tellius to stone, it is revealed that Dheginsea, along with most of his people, were called to side with Ashera, and prevent Yune's army from reaching her in the Tower of Guidance. In Part 4 Endgame, the dragon prince and Dheginsea's last surviving son, prince Kurthnaga, faces off against his father, along with Ike and his party. Because Dheginsea refuses to believe that Yune was released from Lehran's Medallion by means of the Galdr of Release, he stands fast, along with most of his dragon subjects, and fights them. Despite his immense power, being far and away the strongest non-divine being in the world, and his lingering blessing from Ashera many centuries ago, he is defeated by Yune's army. With his last breath, he passes on his crown to Kurthnaga, and makes amends with Yune, despite having rewritten history against her. After giving his final regards to his people, he succumbs to his wounds in the tower and dies.


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Black Dragon
Level 40
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Constitution 16»42
Authority ★★★★★
Max HP 100 Speed 15»30
Strength 25»50 Luck 30
Magic 13»26 Defense 25»50
Skill 18»36 Resistance 23»46
Movement 5»6 Weight 26»82
Inventory Skills
Breath Mantle
Night Tide
Weapon Levels
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Battle quotes

Fools! By denying your judgment, you merely rush to your death.
— Dheginsea in Radiant Dawn.
Feel the power of Ashera's faithful!
— Dheginsea in Radiant Dawn.'re one of the parentless... [...] Yes. I knew the first of your kind. I have been alive for a very long time... Perhaps too long. But soon it will all be over.
— Dheginsea when fighting Micaiah in Radiant Dawn.
In my eyes, the mightiest of you looks no different than an infant. Can you hope to stand a chance? [...] All right, then, child. Fulfill your duty.
— Dheginsea when fighting Sanaki in Radiant Dawn.
Have at you, follower of Yune.
— Dheginsea when fighting Sothe in Radiant Dawn.
I follow my goddess's decrees. My will is unwavering. [...] Very well, beorc general. Our blessings may be equal and opposite, but your strength is a mere fraction of mine. Show me your best!
— Dheginsea when fighting Ike in Radiant Dawn.
You, too, deign to oppose the goddess Ashera? [...] It is too late. People, in our weakness, betray the gods, and are meant to be punished for it. [...] If I am defeated today, that may convince me that I am wrong. Come... I’m waiting.
— Dheginsea when fighting Elincia in Radiant Dawn.
Naesala, you dare challenge me? [...] You are a true king, Naesala. I am ready when you are.
— Dheginsea when fighting Naesala in Radiant Dawn.
You...are of the wolf people? [...] ...So we weren't the only ones to survive... [...] In your country, are there only people of the wolf tribe?[...] Is that so? [...] ...I will not deny my goddess.
— Dheginsea when fighting Nailah in Radiant Dawn.
Caineghis, king of beasts. I regret that we must stand on opposing sides. Now we must determine which one of us is in the right.
— Dheginsea when fighting Caineghis in Radiant Dawn.
Even you, Tibarn? Don't make me kill you. You haven't got a chance. [...] You shortsighted fool, you still don't understand... All right, I'm waiting. Show me what you've got.
— Dheginsea when fighting Tibarn in Radiant Dawn.
The time for words has passed. The only option remaining is to stop you with brute force. [...] That is enough! No more sniveling! You, Kurthnaga, were to rule the dragon tribe in years to come. Show me that you would have been capable!
— Dheginsea when fighting Kurthnaga in Radiant Dawn.
Come now, Ena. Fight. [...] Then as your king, I order you. I order you to fight for Kurthnaga's life. [...] You and he need each other. You are different from other dragons.
— Dheginsea when fighting Ena in Radiant Dawn.
Hello, Princess Leanne. You can't fight me... I advise you to stand down. [...] I have nothing more to say to you. This is the way it has to be. My feelings do not matter.
— Dheginsea, if spoken to with Leanne in Radiant Dawn.
...You remind me of a friend from long ago. He was the kindest soul I've known, but he was so terribly weak. You've moved me more than you'll ever know... But I will not budge. I await my judgment.
— Dheginsea, if spoken to with Rafiel in Radiant Dawn.
You are not the first to make such a request. But my answer is the same now as it was before. I will not change my mind. I have no choice but to follow the will of our goddess.
— Dheginsea, if spoken to with Reyson in Radiant Dawn.

Death quote

No...unh... Has my body grown old? Or is heart...
— Dheginsea in Radiant Dawn.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Dheginsea is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Dheginsea
TCGCipher B09-099R.png King of Goldoa, Dheginsea




"Now I, as one of the three heroes, bearer of the goddess Ashera's blessings, shall show you my power!"
Attack: 70 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 6
Class: Dragon King Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Ire: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip two bond cards] If you have fewer orbs than your opponent, choose one of your opponent's orbs and destroy it.
Mantle: [Always] This unit cannot be destroyed by attacks from enemies with a Deployment Cost of 2 or less.
Card #B09-099RArtist: Daisuke Izuka
TCGCipher B20-094HN.png 竜鱗族至強の戦士, Dheginsea




"Ashera bestowed on her strongest warriors some of her power. Dheginsea, the leader of the dragon tribe, was blessed so."
Attack: 70 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 6
Class: Dragon Tribe Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Blessed Dragon Fang: [Trigger] During your turn, this unit gains +30 attack.
Level Skill 2 Black Dragon Breath: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Choose either the Front Line or the Back Line. Destroy all non-Main Character enemies present in the chosen area. (Level Skill 2 becomes usable if a total of 2 or more cards are stacked with this unit.)
Card #B20-094HNArtist: Daisuke Izuka
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Dheginsea .


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Deghinsea
• Dheginsea
• Used in the North American English release Path of Radiance.
• Used in the North American English release Radiant Dawn. It is more similar to the official romanization used in Japanese materials. No official commentary has been provided for the reason behind this change.
Deghinsea Unlike the North American releases, PAL regions use the same spelling across Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
Japanese デギンハンザー Officially romanized as Dheginhansea.
Spanish Deghinsea As above.
French Deghinsea As above.
German Deghinsea As above.
Italian Deghinsea As above.



  1. Radiant Dawn narrator

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Playable characters AstridBastianBoydBromCalillDevdanElinciaEnaGatrieGiffcaGeoffreyHaarIkeIlyanaJanaffJillKieranLargoLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMiaMistMordecaiMuarimNaesalaNasirNepheneeOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSorenSotheStefanTanithTauroneoTibarnTitaniaTormodUlkiVolkeZihark
Trial map characters AshnardBryceOliverPetrineShiharam
Non-playable characters AimeeAltinaAsheraCaineghisDanielDeghinseaElenaGarethGreilHetzelIzukaJorgeKurthnagaLilliaLeanneLekainLoraziehLotzMustonNealuchiRajaionRamonRenningSanakiSephiranSigrunZelgius
Bosses AshnardBalmerBertramBlack KnightBoydBryceDakovaDanomillEmilEnaGashilamaGreilGromellHafeddHavettiHeddwynHomasaIkanauKamuraKasataiKayacheyKimaarsiKotaffMackoyaMaijinMuarimNaesalaNedataNorrisOliverPetrineRikardSchaefferSeekerShiharamTomenamiZawana
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffDouble BowGurgurantRagnellRegal SwordRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameRolf's BowUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters P: Mercenaries • 1: The Battle Begins • 2: Rescue • 3: Pirates Aground • 4: Roadside Battle • 5: Flight! • 6: A Brief Diversion • 7: Shades of Evil • 8: Despair and Hope • 9: Gallia • 10: Prisoner Release • 11: Blood Runs Red • 12: A Strange Land • 13: A Guiding Wind • 14: Training • 15: The Feral Frontier • 16: The Atonement • 17: Day Breaks (part 1part 2part 3part 4) • 18: Crimea Marches • 19: Entrusted • 20: Defending Talrega • 21: Without a King • 22: Solo • 23: The Great Bridge • 24: Battle Reunion • 25: Strange Lands • 26: Clash! • 27: Moment of Fate (part 1part 2) • 28: Twisted Tower • Endgame: RepatriationTrial Maps
Locations TelliusBegnion (Sienne) • CrimeaDaein (NevassaTalrega) • GalliaGoldoaGrann DesertGritnea TowerKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguz) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
Related topics List of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Radiant Dawn) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Playable characters Part I AranBlack KnightEdwardFionaIlyanaJillLauraLeonardoMegMicaiahMuarimNailahNolanRafielSotheTauroneoTormodVikaVolugZihark
Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarnVolke
Non-playable characters AimeeAlderAlmedhaAltinaAmyAshuneraDanielElenaGreilJorgeLanvegaLargoLilliaLoraziehMustonNicoRajaionRamonSoanYuneZelgius
Bosses Part I AgonyBurtonDjurIsaiyaJarodLavertonPainPugoRadminWystanZaitan
Part II LudveckMarajTashoriaYeardleyZeffren
Part III CallumGoranIkeIstvanLethe/KezhdaLombrosoMicaiahRoarkRommitSeptimusSergeiSigrunSilvanoVeyona
Part IV AsheraBlack KnightCatalenaDheginseaHetzelIzukaLekainLevailNumidaOliverSephiranValtomeYuma
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffBalberithBaselardCaladbolgCreiddyladCymbelineDouble BowEttardFloreteLughnasadhMatronaRagnellRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameTarvosThaniUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters Part I P: Under Gray Skies • 1: Maiden of Miracles • 2: The Dispossessed • 3: A Faint Light • 4: A Distant Voice • 5: The Lost Heir • 6: Raise the Standard (part 1part 2) • 7: A Gathering Hope • 8: Glory Unwanted • 9: One Survives • E: Daein, Arise!
Part II P: On Drifting Clouds • 1: Winds of Rebellion • 2: Tides of Intrigue • 3: Geoffrey's Charge • E: Elincia's Gambit
Part III P: The Great Advance • 1: Laguz and Beorc • 2: Stormclouds • 3: River Crossing • 4: The General's Hand • 5: Retreat! • 6: A Reason to Fight • 7: Rivals Collide • 8: Incandescent Glow • 9: Marauders • 10: The Heart of Crimea • 11: Just Cause • 12: The Price • 13: Blood Contract • E: From Pain, Awakening
Part IV P: Chaos Named • 1: Road to the Empire • 2: Silent World • 3: Distortions • 4: Revelations • 5: Unforgivable Sin • E: Rebirth (part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5)
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaeinDesert of DeathGalliaGoldoaGrann DesertHatariKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageBlood pactDawn BrigadeDisciples of OrderGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLaguz AllianceLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguzZunanma) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
Related topics List of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Path of Radiance) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline