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Artwork of Douglas from The Binding Blade

The Great General of Etruria. A respected veteran.








Larum (adoptive daughter)




Great General of Etruria[1]

Starting class



The Binding Blade

My Prince, if my death can serve Etruria, then I can give it freely.
— Douglas to Elffin in Chapter 16:Storming the Capital

Douglas (Japanese: ダグラス Douglas) is a playable general in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is the Great General of Etruria, and is highly loyal to his country. Douglas is also the adoptive father of Larum.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


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Starting stats and growth rates

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Ma gba general playable.gif General
Level 8
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Recruitment: Chapter 16x, automatically from turn 1

Stats Growth Rates

Silver Axe
Silver Lance
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances A Axes A Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Douglas is a General available starting in Chapter 16x if he was not killed in Chapter 16. His recruitment condition is annoying, because he actively seeks out and attacks the player units in that chapter - therefore, the easiest way to recruit him is to use a Sleep staff on him. He has very lopsided base stats - his defense, strength and HP are very good, and his luck and skill mediocre, but his resistance and speed are terrible. He also has excellent base weapon ranks - an A-rank in axes and an A-rank in lances, letting him use most axes and lances in the game with no investment. Much like other promoted units in The Binding Blade, his growth rates are low across the board, so his stats will not improve very much even if he is deployed in every chapter after he joins.

In Douglas's joining chapter, this combination of stats is to his detriment. The chapter is filled with magic users who target Douglas's low resistance when attacking him, and since his speed is also terrible, he gets doubled. Status staff users can easily disable him or Berserk him, since he is the last unit on the deployment order, no matter what the player does. As such, the player is essentially forced to use Barrier staves on him, or just leave him behind, away from enemies.

Outside of his joining chapter, Douglas does not impress. While he can tank physical attacks well thanks to his high defense and HP, most enemies will double him. He does hit hard, but since his skill is only average and the accuracy of his weapon types is low, he will often miss. He also has a terrible 5 movement, which dooms him to fall behind the rest of the army. The Binding Blade is a game full of large maps - maps on which Douglas will never be able to keep up. While he could be rescue-dropped to mitigate this issue, Douglas has a massive 17 constitution, which prevents every single mounted unit in the game, except for Sin, from rescuing him.

Lategame chapters are also full of magic-using enemies, and just like in his joining chapter, Douglas does terribly against them. In fact, on Hard Mode, he is likely to get one-rounded by them, because his speed and resistance are both terrible - a deadly combination (for him) in the lategame. He can use a Pure Water or receive a Barrier boost to fix the issue, but then he must still reach the enemies to fight them (which he struggles with), and he will not double them. And he will still have hit issues due to the low accuracy of his weapons and his mediocre skills.

However, despite his flaws, there is one area in which Douglas performs well, specifically, the Sacae route. His 20 base defense is so high that Nomads flat out can't hurt him. Nomad Troopers fare little better, barely managing to deal single digit damage to him even on Hard. While he is unlikely to kill them on retaliation due to the low accuracy of Javelins and Hand Axes, he is quite valuable for his ability to block chokepoints or be sent in as a "Nomad Magnet" to distract a large group of enemies with a Vulnerary or two. He can also safely bait out the few Swordmasters when they show up (the only one he can't tank is the Silver Sword Swordmaster in Ch20B and only if the Swordmaster rolls max-STR and double-crits), who otherwise pose significant threats to other units by potentially double-critting.

Douglas can build supports to mitigate his hit issues. Elffin is arguably his best support partner, because they share a similar movement type, and Elffin's dancing ability can help Douglas reach enemies. Their support together is also relatively fast. Douglas's support with Perceval is also relatively fast, but Perceval is a far more mobile unit than Douglas, so building up a support between them and keeping them in support range limits Perceval's potential. Both supports give Douglas hit, totaling at +7.5 hit at A-rank, but he has no supports that give him full hit - something he would need the most.

Overall, while Douglas has strong points in defense, strength and HP, and does not require investment, he has too many weaknesses to be considered a good unit. His movement is low, he is difficult to rescue, his speed and resistance are terrible, and his skill is only mediocre. He faces frequent accuracy issues and cannot fight magic users without a Pure Water or Barrier boost. While he can still perform decently against physical enemies, he is usually not the optimal deployment choice by any means.


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Main article: Douglas/Supports
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Small portrait elffin fe06.png
Bard Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+2
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Sniper Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
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Initial: 30
Per turn:+2

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Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

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Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
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Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
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Paladin Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+2
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Dancer Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+3

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Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin10}}}affin.png|link={{{affin10}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
See Support § GBA games for more details on supports.


Douglas, Great General
Short: Retired and lived peacefully.

Long: Try as he might to retire from the military, Douglas received unending requests from Etruria to come back. Unable to refuse, he returned to the palace to lead the Etrurian Army once more.


Battle quotes

Indeed it may appear that way. But I fight true. I fight with my heart and I have confidence in our cause.
— Against Roartz.
This won't be easy.
— Douglas in the final chapter

Death quote

Ngh! I... I miscalculated...
— Douglas

Other appearances

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

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Douglas's official artwork from The Binding Blade can be viewed in Path of Radiance's extras menu if a copy of The Binding Blade is connected to a Japanese copy of Path of Radiance. This illustration, along with all other The Binding Blade-related artwork, is inaccessible in the international versions of the game, owing to the fact that The Binding Blade was not released in those regions.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Douglas is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Douglas
TCGCipher B09-069HN.png The Great General, Douglas



"No matter what happens, I will stay by the king's side."
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: General Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
"Lion-Hearted General": [Always] If the card supporting this unit has a Deployment Cost of 3 or more, this unit gains +10 attack.
"Armor Expertise": [Always] While this unit is being attacked, it gains +20 attack unless the attacker is a Tome unit.
Card #B09-069HN • Artist: Ippei Soeda
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Douglas .

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade
The Great General of Etruria.
A respected veteran.*
一人 『大軍将』

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
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The Binding Blade
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The Binding Blade
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The Binding Blade
Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 644

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes


As of Fire Emblem Heroes.



Officially romanized as Douglas.



Mentioned in Heroes.



Mentioned in Heroes.



Mentioned in Heroes.



Mentioned in Heroes.



Mentioned in Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Douglas; mentioned in Heroes.


Small portrait douglas fe06.png Sprite Gallery
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Basic axe
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Ranged axe

Official artwork

Battle animations

CG images

Cipher artwork


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire Emblem 6: Douglas Artbook Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 7 January 2019
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