|“||I looked everywhere for you, but I could never find you... And my hands are far too stained with blood... I thought it best that you forgot about me.||”|
— Galzus to Mareeta in Chapter 24: The Baron in Black
Galzus (Japanese: ガルザス Galzus) is the prince of House Rivough in Isaach, a cousin of Prince Shanan of Isaach through his mother - the eldest child of King Mananan - and a full-blooded heir of the Crusader Od. During the Grannvale-Isaach war of Grann 757, Galzus fled Rivough with his daughter Mareeta when King Mananan attacked Rivough in retribution for the Rivough attack on Darna, and became a mercenary. He was separated from Mareeta and eventually entered the service of Duke Raydrik of Manster.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
- 3 Personality and character
- 4 Supports
- 5 Endings
- 6 Quotes
- 7 Other appearances
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Etymology and other languages
- 10 Gallery
- 11 References
Before Rivough's fall, Galzus's wife gave birth to their only child, Mareeta, but died soon after Mareeta was born. When King Mananan launched his attack on Rivough, Galzus fled with Mareeta. The two travelled together for some time, but were separated somewhere near Conote, when Mareeta wandered off against Galzus's wishes and was snatched up by a slave trader. Despite his best efforts searching, Galzus was unable to find Mareeta and eventually gave up, believing she would be better off without somebody so murderous for a father.
After losing Mareeta, Galzus worked as a mercenary, and eventually entered Raydrik's service in Manster. Under Raydrik's employment, Galzus worked as a guard at Manster Castle, and was tasked with pursuing Leif and the Magi as they fled imprisonment in the castle. He nonetheless secretly defied Raydrik to release Mareeta from her own imprisonment, entrusting her care to Saias while he remained in Raydrik's service, although he refused to explain his true motives for doing so to Saias.
When Leif later returned, leading his liberation army to storm Manster, Galzus still acted as one of Raydrik's mercenaries. He was approached by Mareeta, who had experienced a dream during her possession which revealed his identity as her father. At her behest, he joined Leif's army to help save Eyvel, Mareeta's adoptive mother. Upon Leif's army's successful rescue of Eyvel, he met with her for the first time and entrusted her with continuing to take care of Mareeta, but at her request agreed to visit Fiana once a year to visit.
Galzus first appears as an enemy optionally in Chapter 5. He arrives as a reinforcement from the central arena gate if four of the arena enemies have already been killed at the beginning of the next enemy phase; it is possible to complete the chapter without triggering his arrival. He is also an enemy reinforcement in Chapter 6, arriving at the beginning of the 15th enemy phase. In both of these appearances, it is impractical to fight him as his stats vastly surpass those of all units playable at the time, and his presence is likely intended as more of a warning to hurry one's escape. Despite this, some players may want to bait him into capturing an unarmed unit and then capture him with a mounted unit (preferably Felgus) with a Brave Sword.
Starting stats and growth rates
Enemy (Ch.5) Enemy (Ch.6) Playable
Personality and character
Galzus attempts to hide his emotions by establishing himself as stoic and distant, but he still cares about the people important to him and his family. Despite the effort he put into trying to find Mareeta after her abduction by the slave traders, once he realized he was never going to do so, he came to believe Mareeta would be better off without having a murderous figure such as himself in his life. Once he reunited with Mareeta and her adoptive mother, Eyvel, he felt it was best to leave Mareeta in Eyvel's care with the promise of visiting her in Fiana once per year at Eyvel's request. According to Mareeta, she remembers Galzus prior to her separation from him as being gentle and kind in addition to his great strength.
Galzus, Black Myrmidon of Od
After liberating Manster, Galzus disappeared. There are no records, legends, or even rumors about his life thereafter.
|“||Curse your fate for bringing you before me...||”|
— Galzus, as an enemy in Thracia 776.
|“||Ha... So now...I meet...a powerful...foe...||”|
— Galzus, when playable and as an enemy in Chapter 6 of Thracia 776.
|“||Guh... Mareeta... I'm...||”|
— Galzus, as an enemy in Chapter 24 of Thracia 776.
|“||Hmph... So I'm being pitied by an enemy. I've fallen as far as I can...||”|
— Galzus, if captured and released as an enemy in Thracia 776.
— Galzus, in Thracia 776.
- If Galzus is not recruited or dies before the final chapter, he will be transformed into the Deadlord Bovis and act as an enemy in the final chapter.
- Galzus has the exact same growth rates as Olwen, Eyrios, and Xavier.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Galzus||Used in the Thracia 776 fan translation.|
|Japanese||ガルザス||Officially romanized as Galzus.|
Artwork of Galzus from Thracia 776.
- "That's right... Her mother died soon after her birth, but after that I took her along on my travels. And then one day... Just when I let her out of my sight a few seconds, a slave trader snatched her away from me..." — Galzus, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
- "Mareeta: When I was under the control of that evil blade...I met my father in a dream. I was still little when I was separated from my father, but I still remember him. He was strong, kind, and gentle... Galzus... You're my father!
Galzus: ! ...
Say something! Please! Say that you are...!
Galzus: You don't...hate me?
Mareeta: Of course not... I was captured by the slave traders because I disobeyed you. Besides, Lady Eyvel rescued me soon after. I've never hated you!
Galzus: I'm sorry. I looked everywhere for you, but I could never find you... And my hands are far too stained with blood... I thought it best that you forgot about me." — Mareeta and Galzus, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
- "Galzus: Sorry, Bishop, I'm afraid I gave you an extra burden.
Saias: Galzus, was it? Were you not hired by Lord Raydrik? Why did you save this girl? Do you know her?
Galzus: No... That's not the case.
Saias: ...I see. It is a rather large burden for one traveling alone, but I shall take care of her nonetheless. Farewell, Galzus!" — Galzus and Saias, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
- "Galzus: No...it was my responsibility. Trying to travel with a small child was a foolish decision to begin with. Mareeta was happy living with you. I might sound a little demanding, but... Would you take care of her from now on as well...?
Eyvel: Yes, of course. Mareeta is my daughter now... I wouldn't give her back to you even if you asked.
Galzus: I see... Once this battle ends, I'll be going off on my travels once more. I doubt we'll ever meet again.
Eyvel: Galzus... I have just one thing to ask of you.
Galzus: What is it? I'll be happy to do anything that I can...
Eyvel: Would you stop by Fiana Village just once a year? That's all I ask..." — Galzus and Eyvel, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
- "I was going to just leave...but I felt I had to say something. Thank you... Thank you for taking care of my daughter." — Galzus, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
- "I was still little when I was separated from my father, but I still remember him. He was strong, kind, and gentle... Galzus... You're my father!" — Mareeta, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
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