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Ferdinand

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Not to be confused with the similarly named character Fernand appearing in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Ferdinand von Aegir

Part I Part II


FETH Ferdinand.png
Artwork of Ferdinand in Part I, from Three Houses.

Heir to House Aegir

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

17 (Part I)
23 (Part II)

Birthday

April 30

Height
  • 175 cm (5'9") (Part I)
  • 180 cm (~5'11") (Part II)
Family
Nationality

Adrestian

Starting class

Noble

Voiced by
Appearance(s)

Ferdinand von Aegir (pronounced /ˈfɝdɪˌnænd vɒn ˈaɪɚ/[key]; Japanese: フェルディナント=フォン=エーギル Ferdinand von Aegir) is a playable character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a student at the Officers Academy and a member of the Black Eagles.

Biography

Ferdinand is the eldest son of the Aegir Dukedom, the family that passes down the position of prime minister for the Adrestia Empire. Ferdinand's father, Duke Aegir, striped the power of Emperor, basically making him a puppet politician. Because of this Ferdinand tried to become the opposite of his father, by becoming the pinnacle of nobility, and to stand up for the commoners. He enrolls in the Officer's Academy at the Garreg Mach Monastery, joining the Black Eagles.

In support conversations some more background information on Ferdinand can be dug up. This information is noted below.

• On horseback, Ferdinand seen Dorothea on the streets. He was amazed by her beauty, and ran off before anything could be said. • At one point there where talks of an arranged marriage with a young lady of House Varley, which he later finds to be Bernadetta. • At a young age Ferdinand was introduced to the arts, and was captivated, by the then songstress of the Opera Company, Manuela.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Role


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Starting stats and growth rates

Playable

Small portrait ferdinand fe16.png
Ma ns01 noble ferdinand playable.gif Noble
Level 1
Movement 4
Crest Minor Crest of Cichol
Recruitment: Automatically upon joining the Black Eagles; can be recruited to other houses if Byleth has skill in Dexterity and Heavy Armor

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Inventory Abilities
Iron Lance
Vulnerary
Confidence
Sword Prowess Lv 1
Lance Prowess Lv 1
Axe Prowess Lv 1
Combat arts Spells Battalion
Tempest Lance -- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying
E+ D E+ E E E E E E D E
Strength Strength Strength -- -- -- -- -- Budding Talent Strength --

Enemy - Chapter 1

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait ferdinand fe16.png
Ma ns01 noble ferdinand enemy.gif Noble
Level 2
Movement 4
Crest Minor Crest of Cichol
Stats
Max HP 28 Luck 6
Strength 8 Defense 6
Magic 5 Resistance 2
Dexterity 6 Charm 7
Speed 8
Inventory Abilities
Training Lance
Vulnerary
Confidence
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E E E E E E E E -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Chapter 7

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy - Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 16

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait ferdinand 02 fe16.png
Ma ns01 paladin ferdinand enemy.gif Paladin
Level 33
Movement 8
Crest Minor Crest of Cichol
Stats
Max HP 54 Luck 16
Strength 24 Defense 27
Magic 8 Resistance 10
Dexterity 18 Charm 17+7
Speed 18
Inventory Abilities
Silver Lance
Javelin
Master Seal
Confidence
Canto
Lancefaire
Terrain Resistance
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Aegir Astral Knights Lv. 3
Assault Troop
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E B E E E E E B -- B -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Abilities

Ability Learned at
Is ns01 skill self buff.png Confidence Personal ability, innate and unremovable
Is ns01 sword prowess lv 1.png Sword Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Swords D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Wrath Strike Swords D
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Grounder Swords C
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Sunder Swords C+
Is ns01 axebreaker.png Axebreaker Swords B
Is ns01 sword crit +10.png Sword Crit +10 Swords S
Is ns01 swordfaire.png Swordfaire Swords S+
Is ns01 lance prowess lv 1.png Lance Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Lances D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Tempest Lance Innate
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Knightkneeler Lances C
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Shatter Slash Lances C+
Is ns01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker Lances B
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Swift Strikes Lances A
Is ns01 lance crit +10.png Lance Crit +10 Lances S
Is ns01 lancefaire.png Lancefaire Lances S+
Is ns01 axe prowess lv 1.png Axe Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Axes D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Smash Axes D
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Helm Splitter Axes C
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Focused Strike Axes C+
Is ns01 lancebreaker.png Lancebreaker Axes B
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Armored Strike Axes A
Is ns01 axe crit +10.png Axe Crit +10 Axes S
Is ns01 axefaire.png Axefaire Axes S+
Is ns01 bow prowess lv 1.png Bow Prowess Bows E+; replaced with higher levels at Bows D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art bow.png Curved Shot Bows D
Is ns01 close counter.png Close Counter Bows C
Is ns01 bow crit +10.png Bow Crit +10 Bows S
Is ns01 bowfaire.png Bowfaire Bows S+
Is ns01 brawling prowess lv 1.png Brawling Prowess Brawling E+; replaced with higher levels at Brawling D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Fading Blow Brawling D
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Rushing Blow Brawling C
Is ns01 combat art.png Healing Focus Brawling B
Is ns01 brawl crit +10.png Brawl Crit +10 Brawling S
Is ns01 fistfaire.png Fistfaire Brawling S+
Is ns01 reason lv 1.png Reason Reason E+; replaced with higher levels at Reason D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 black magic range +1.png Black Magic Range +1 Reason S
Is ns01 black tomefaire.png Black Tomefaire Reason S+
Is ns01 faith lv 1.png Faith Faith E+; replaced with higher levels at Faith D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 white magic range +1.png White Magic Range +1 Faith S
Is ns01 white tomefaire.png White Tomefaire Faith S+
Is ns01 authority lv 1.png Authority Authority E+; replaced with higher levels at Authority D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 rally dexterity.png Rally Dexterity Authority D
Is ns01 battalion desperation.png Battalion Desperation Authority C
Is ns01 defensive tactics.png Defensive Tactics Authority B
Is ns01 offensive tactics.png Offensive Tactics Authority S+
Is ns01 seal speed.png Seal Speed Budding Talent: Heavy Armor
Is ns01 weight -3.png Weight -3 Heavy Armor C
Is ns01 combat art.png Smite Heavy Armor B
Is ns01 weight -5.png Weight -5 Heavy Armor A
Is ns01 armored effect null.png Armored Effect Null Heavy Armor S+
Is ns01 dexterity +4.png Dexterity +4 Riding C
Is ns01 movement +1.png Movement +1 Riding A+
Is ns01 cavalry effect null.png Cavalry Effect Null Riding S+
Is ns01 alert stance.png Alert Stance Flying B
Is ns01 alert stance+.png Alert Stance+ Flying A+
Is ns01 flying effect null.png Flying Effect Null Flying S+
The above ability list does not include class abilities, or abilities and combat arts that are granted by items.

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Thunder Reason D
Fire Reason D+
Thoron Reason C
Bolganone Reason B
Heal Faith D
Nosferatu Faith D+
Ward Faith C
Restore Faith B

Personality and character


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Ferdinand is very confident and hates losing. He is also proud of his noble heritage and has competitive feelings toward Edelgard.

Supports

Main article: Ferdinand/Supports

Endings

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles (Silver Snow, Azure Moon, Verdant Wind)
After reclaiming the title of Duke Aegir, Ferdinand set about reforming his territory. He overcame numerous obstacles to help the lands of Aegir recover, and in recognition of those achievements, he was invited to take part in helping to govern all of Fódlan.

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles & Byleth, Wandering Flame / Ruler of Dawn (Silver Snow, Verdant Wind)
After ascending to the throne as the first leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan, Byleth announced her marriage to Ferdinand, who had assumed his inherited position as Duke Aegir. Ferdinand overcame a slew of obstacles to reform his territory and that of House Hrym. He chose not to accept an official position in service to Byleth, instead advising her only informally as a spouse. History books extol Ferdinand's success as a lord of his territories, but make no mention of his marriage. Thus, half of his life's work is lost to time.

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles & Byleth, Guardian of Order (Azure Moon)
After taking her place as the new archbishop of the Church of Seiros, Byleth announced her marriage to Ferdinand, who had assumed his place as Duke Aegir. The archbishop's husband overcame a slew of obstacles to reform his family's territory and Hrym but took no official position with the church, providing only guidance and support in his capacity as a loving spouse. History books extol Ferdinand's success as a lord of his territories, but they make no mention of his marriage to the archbishop. Thus, half of his life's work is lost to time.

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles & Dorothea, Devoted Heart (Silver Snow)
After officially becoming Duke of Aegir, Ferdinand set about reforming his territory. Thanks to the wisdom of his wife, Dorothea, Ferdinand's policies were of massive benefit to the commonfolk and brought about a swift recovery. In recognition of this achievement, he was called upon to help govern Fódlan at large. Though the work of reforming the entire nation kept him very busy, he always managed to find time for Dorothea. It is said that their children filled their loving household with beautiful music ever after.

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles & Bernadetta, Eternal Loner (Silver Snow)
After the war, Bernadetta renounced her claim to House Varley. She married Ferdinand, the new Duke Aegir, and the two contributed to relief efforts by instituting reforms across their Dukedom. Due to the success of those policies, Ferdinand was offered the opportunity to help govern all Fódlan. He accepted, leaving the management of Aegir territory to his wife, while he worked to apply their ideas to the world at large. Since Bernadetta did not like to leave home, Ferdinand's life involved a lot of travel, but it is said he always embarked on his return home with a smile on his face.

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles & Manuela, Divine Songstress (Verdant Wind)
Almost immediately after becoming the new Duke Aegir, Ferdinand married Manuela, and the two dedicated themselves to reformation efforts. Manuela lent her considerable talent and experience, using personal connections she'd gained in her time as a songstress and teacher to assemble a team of talented people. Between her personal skills and her ability as a physician, she became so essential that she was called upon to bring the reforms that helped Aegir territory to Fódlan at large. While she traveled the world, Ferdinand stayed behind, minding his own lands and looking after their child.

Crimson Flower

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles
After officially becoming the new Duke Aegir, Ferdinand set about reforming his territory. He overcame numerous obstacles to help the lands of Aegir recover. To recognize his contributions during and after the war, the emperor appointed him as the new prime minister. Thereafter, he stayed by Edelgard's side to help the Empire achieve great prosperity.

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles & Byleth, Wings of the Hegemon
Byleth and Ferdinand celebrated their marriage with a lavish wedding, but almost immediately afterward, the battle with those who slither in the dark began in earnest. After being named Duke Aegir, Ferdinand overcame a slew of obstacles to help House Hrym and his family's territory recover. At the same time, he fought alongside his spouse for a true, lasting peace in Fódlan. History books extol Ferdinand's success as a lord of his territories, but they do not make mention of the hard-fought battles he endured alongside his wife. Thus, half of his life's work is lost to time.

Edelgard, Flame Emperor & Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles
As the Adrestian emperor, Edelgard appointed Ferdinand as her prime minister, and the two devoted themselves to ruling Fódlan. Their sharply contrasting views made for frequent and lively debate, but with each enhancing the perspective of the other, Fódlan was better for it. As they worked tirelessly to create a better future, they were soon bound together by marriage as well. Their children, born to those who had torn down the old social hierarchy, were encouraged to choose their own paths.

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles & Hubert, Emperor's Confidant
Hubert and Ferdinand became the left and right hands of Emperor Edelgard, competing constantly with each other to see who could be the more helpful. They were opposites—the Minister of the Imperial Household, melancholy and merciless, and the prime minister, bright and compassionate. Still, they brought out the best in each other. As the Empire became orderly and prosperous, the two came to be known as the nation's "Two Jewels," and were remembered fondly for generations to come. Some say their fame made even Emperor Edelgard jealous.

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles & Bernadetta, Eternal Loner
After the war, Bernadetta renounced her claim to House Varley. She married Ferdinand, the new Duke Aegir, and the two contributed to relief efforts by instituting reforms across their Dukedom. Due to the success of those policies, Ferdinand was offered the position of prime minister by the emperor. He accepted, leaving the management of Aegir territory to his wife, while he worked to apply their ideas to the Empire at large. Since Bernadetta did not like to leave home, Ferdinand's life involved a lot of travel to and from the capital, but it is said he always embarked on his return home with a smile on his face.

Ferdinand, Noblest of Nobles & Dorothea, Devoted Heart
After officially becoming Duke of Aegir, Ferdinand set about reforming his territory. Thanks to the wisdom of his wife, Dorothea, Ferdinand's policies were of massive benefit to the commonfolk and brought about a swift recovery. In recognition of this achievement, he was called upon by Emperor Edelgard to introduce these reforms to the Empire at large as the new prime minister. Though the work kept him very busy, he always managed to find time for Dorothea. It is said that their children filled their loving household with beautiful music ever after.

Quotes

Battle quotes

Edelgard has always been obsessed with you. I am a little envious, to be frank. I will just have to impress her with my skills on the battlefield!
— Ferdinand as an enemy fighting Byleth in Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 16.
Dorothea: Oh, Ferdie. You opposed Edie for so long... I had real hopes for you, you know? Now you're following her. Is that your duty as a noble? Follow your master when they say to heel?
Ferdinand: I will not try to explain my duty or hers. You would not understand. I wish you could. Anyway, no time for idle chitchat!

— Ferdinand as an enemy fighting Dorothea in Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 16.
After this battle, I will be known far and wide as the legendary Ferdinand of Adrestia!
— Ferdinand as an enemy in Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 16.
Hubert: Running into you in the capital like this—I have to say, it's almost sentimental.
Ferdinand: Hubert. She must leave.
Hubert: You really think you can make her?
Ferdinand: It does not matter what I think. Those are my orders.

— Ferdinand, fighting Hubert in Silver Snow Chapter 18/Verdant Wind Chapter 19/Azure Moon Chapter 21.
"The Immaculate One." We cannot afford to lose here, whoever our foe may be!
— Ferdinand as a playable character, after fighting any enemy in Chapter 21 of Silver Snow.

Critical quotes

Victory is assured!
— Ferdinand
The splendor of nobility!
— Ferdinand
You're wide open!
— Ferdinand
I will not hold back!
— Ferdinand

Death/retreat quotes

So shameful. How could I...fall like this?
— Ferdinand's retreat quote as a playable character in Part I.
This is as far as I go. Why must it end here?
— Ferdinand's death quote in classic mode as a playable character in Part II.
I cannot die here. For now I must retreat.
— Ferdinand's retreat quote in casual mode as a playable character in Part II.
I am the son of House Aegir! How did I fail? I must need to train harder...
— Ferdinand as an enemy in Chapter 1
Ferdinand: Retreat, Ladislava! Tell Her Majesty about this!
Ladislava: We've already sent a messenger! I can't let you die while I flee!
Ferdinand: In that case, please... Even if I die, you must protect this area.

— Ferdinand as an enemy in Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 16

Other quotes

Main article: Ferdinand/Quotes

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; this needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Ferdinand
TCGCipher B18-008R.png 大貴族の誇りと共に, Ferdinand
Fódlan

Male

Lance

Mounted

"You seem to hold Edelgard in high esteem. That is my impression, at least. What is your opinion of me? I am quite talented too, am I not?"
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Paladin Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
The Duty of the Superior: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Choose 1 card with a Deployment Cost of 1 from your hand, and deploy it.
The Warrior Prime Minister's Descendant: [Trigger] When you deploy an ally through this unit's "The Duty of the Superior", until the end of the turn, that ally gains +20 attack.
Card #B18-008R, B18-008STArtist: Megumi Nagahama
TCGCipher B18-009N.png Young Nobleman of House Aegir, Ferdinand
Fódlan

Male

Lance

"Heh... I thought as much. You are simply no match for a man of my pedigree."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Noble Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Pride in the Family Name: [Always] If this unit is attacking an enemy with a Deployment Cost of 2 or lower, this unit gains +10 attack.
Is TCGCipher Attack.png Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B18-009N, B18-009STArtist: Megumi Nagahama
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Ferdinand .

Trivia

  • Aegir, Ferdinand's last name, is the same as the Japanese name for Quintessence.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Ferdinand von Aegir Full name, known by just Ferdinand in most menus. Ferdinand is a Germanic name meaning "protection" and "courage". Ægir is a sea jötunn associated with the ocean in Norse mythology.
Japanese フェルディナント=フォン=エーギル Ferdinand von Aegir

Gallery

External links

References

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: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Non-playable characters Duke AegirFlecheIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSeirosSothisTomas
Bosses AcheronBiasBlaiddydCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFlame EmperorFerdinandFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisPallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSolonThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsus
Chapters Part I Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power StruggleBlack Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Part I An Ocean ViewDeath TollDividing the WorldFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak
Part II Darkness Beneath the EarthEternal GuardianThe Face BeneathForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountableLegend of the LakeRetributionThe Secret Merchant*The Silver MaidenThe Sleeping Sand LegendWeathervanes of Fódlan
Locations FódlanAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerMonstersThose who slither in the dark
Related topics Music LibraryName chartPre-release informationUnused content