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FESS Franz.png
Artwork of Franz from The Sacred Stones.

An earnest and compassionate cavalier from Renais.






Forde (older brother)

Starting class



Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Franz (フランツ, Furantsu) is a young knight of Renais who appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He is in loyal service to Eirika and Ephraim and first appears in the prologue, though he is not playable until Chapter 1. He is generally quite respectful and modest, and he is the younger brother of Forde, another cavalier.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones


Franz appears first in the prologue, where Seth orders him to travel ahead and search for help. He then reappears in Chapter 1 as Eirika and Seth flee to Border Mulan. Soon after they arrive, he and Gilliam, a knight from Frelia, arrive to help them. Afterwards, they both join the army. Franz remains with the group throughout the story.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait franz fe08.png
Level 1
Affinity Is gba lightaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically on turn 2.

Stats Growth Rates

Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword
Is gba iron lance.png Iron Lance
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif E GBARankLance.gif D Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Promotion gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Paladin +2 +1 +1 +1 +0 +2 +1 +2 +1 GBARankSword.gif +30
Great Knight +3 +2 +1 +2 +0 +2 +1 +4 -1 Axe D

Personality and character

Franz is a quite modest knight, and is very respectful to others. Most of the time, he is polite and often willing to give advice. He gives Gilliam advice in muscle relaxation and Natasha information about his satchel. This means he is very helpful to others. Also, he likes to fish instead of hunt. Sometimes he can also be slightly nervous to others. As a knight, he is very serious about fighting for Renais. Additionally, he can be quite perceptive; for example, he is able to realize that Forde is only laid back to cheer up the other soldiers and paints to better understand landscapes for battle purposes.

Franz is a knight of Renais like his older brother Forde and others. The two grew up through most of their lives without parents. In Franz's A support conversation with Seth, it is revealed that the brothers' father was a legendary knight for the Renais soldiers. Even Seth admired him, but this knight was fatally wounded after hunting down an assassin ten years before the setting of the game. Franz does not remember much about his father besides crying about his absence and he and his brother vying for his attention. He remembers his father's scar on his shoulder quite clearly. His mother died before his father did, and Franz does not seem to remember anything about her. Still, he keeps her comb with him as a protective charm.


Main article: Franz/Supports
Portrait franz fe08.png
Is gba lightaffin.png
Small portrait seth fe08.png
Paladin Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 15
Per turn:+2
Small portrait forde fe08.png
Cavalier Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 25
Per turn:+3
Small portrait natasha fe08.png
Cleric Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2

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

Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait gilliam fe08.png
Knight Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2
Small portrait amelia fe08.png
Recruit Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 5
Per turn:+3

Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

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

Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
Click here for more details on supports.


Franz the Faithful
He continued to serve Renais with the same devotion that he had during the War of the Stones. His generous nature and easy smile made him a favorite among the people.

Franz and Amelia
Franz brought Amelia home with him to Renais. Amelia spent a short time in Renais's army, but once she and Franz were married, she retired her commission. The two had a daughter who grew to be a great knight herself.

Death quote

I'm sorry, General Seth...
— Death quote

Battle quotes

Other appearances


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Franz German form of Franciscus.[1] Also a variant of the names "Francis" or "Frank". These names mean "Frenchman" or "free man"; this does not appear to have any significance in-universe.
Japanese フランツ Officially romanized as Franz.
Spanish Franz As above.
French Franz As above.
German Franz As above.
Italian Franz As above.


Small portrait franz fe08.pngSprite Gallery
Portrait franz fe08.png Portrait beta franz fe08.png Cavalier Paladin Great Knight
Bs fe08 franz cavalier sword.png
Bs fe08 franz cavalier lance.png
Bs fe08 franz paladin sword.png
Bs fe08 franz paladin lance.png
Bs fe08 franz great knight sword.png
Bs fe08 franz great knight lance.png
Bs fe08 franz great knight axe.png


  1. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Franz,, Retrieved: 8 September 2018

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: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Sacred Twins and Personal Weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Related topics Creature CampaignFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones ComicName chartPre-release information (Prototype buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map