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Artwork of Galzus from Thracia 776.







Prince of Rivough

Starting class


I searched for a long, long time, but you never turned up... Besides, with the man I am now... with all the blood I've got on my hands... I figured it was better if you didn't have anything to do with me, wherever you were.
— 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 Shannan 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 Munster.


Early life

Before Rivough's fall, Galzus's wife gave birth to their only child, Mareeta, but died soon after Mareeta was born.[1] 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.[2]


After losing Mareeta, Galzus worked as a mercenary, and eventually entered Raydrik's service in Munster. Under Raydrik's employment, Galzus worked as a guard at Munster 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.[3]

When Leif later returned, leading his liberation army to storm Munster, 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.[4]

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776


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.

Galzus later re-appears as an enemy in Chapter 24, and in this chapter he can be recruited.

Starting stats and growth rates

Enemy, Ch. 5 Enemy, Ch. 6 Playable

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Level 20
Action ★★★★★
Max HP 54 Speed 20
Strength 20 Luck 17
Magic 9 Defense 14
Skill 20 FCC 3
Movement 7 Constitution 18
Inventory Skills
Slim Sword
Weapon Levels
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SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --


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

Galzus appears as an enemy in multiple chapters, but is only recruitable in chapter 24 by talking to Mareeta. Galzus has several capped stats, high 8 move, 5 movement stars , a solid Follow-up critical coefficient of 3, access to Luna and Astra, A ranks in both swords and axes, and even an above average magic stat for a phisical unit in Thracia 776. As such he will easely one round every enemy left in the game, besides some bosses, but he isn't a bad answer to them either. As such Galzus stands as one of the strongest fighters in the game, alongside units like Ced. His only real flaw is his low availability, but he contributes more in the last few chapters of the game than some of the units you get much earlyer.

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.[5] 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 her life.[2] 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.[4] According to Mareeta, she remembers Galzus prior to her separation from him as being gentle and kind in addition to his great strength.[6]


Thracia 776

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Thracia 776

Galzus, Black Myrmidon of Od
After liberating Munster, Galzus disappeared. There are no records, legends, or even rumors about his life thereafter.


Battle quotes

Ugh... Mareeta... I'm...
— Galzus, as an enemy in Thracia 776.

Death quotes

Hah! So this is it... You're a... real fascinating sort... I was even... able... to... see...
— 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.
Tch... Being at the mercy of an enemy... I've fallen so far...
— Galzus, if captured and released as an enemy in Thracia 776.

Escape quotes

— Galzus, in Thracia 776.

Other appearances


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Galzus --
Japanese ガルザス Officially romanized as Galzus.


Sprite Gallery
Portrait galzus fe05.png Mercenary
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  1. "Her mother... She died just after giving birth, and after that, the kid and I wandered the world together." — Galzus, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Galzus: I... You don't blame me...?
    Mareeta: I'm the one to blame... Those slavers only caught hold of me because I didn't listen to you. Besides, I wasn't their prisoner for very long. Commander Eyvel rescued me just after it happened. I never held a grudge against you, Father!
    Galzus:...I'm sorry. I searched for a long, long time, but you never turned up... Besides, with the man I am now... with all the blood I've got on my hands... I figured it was better if you didn't have anything to do with me, wherever you were.
    " — Mareeta and Galzus, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  3. "Galzus: I do apologize for this, Bishop. Looks like all I've done is weigh you down.
    Saias: Tell me something, Galzus. You said you work for Baron Raydrik, correct? So why this girl, of all people...? What is she to you?
    Galzus: ...Nobody.
    Saias: ...Whatever you say, Galzus. I admit, this is a bit much to handle on my lonesome, but I'll manage. May the fortunes of war be generous to you, my good man.
    " — Galzus and Saias, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Galzus: I never should've led a nomad's life with such a small child to begin with. My daughter was very lucky to have found you... This is selfish of me, but... I think it'd be best if you were the one who watched over her after all this.
    Eyvel: I agree. Mareeta is my daughter now—has been for years. I wouldn't let you take her away from me even if you wanted to.
    Galzus: Good... After this is all over, I'll go back to my life of wandering. You'll never have to see me again.
    Eyvel: Then before you leave, I have one last favor to ask, Galzus.
    Galzus: Name it. If it's within my power, it will be done.
    Eyvel: Once every year, would you visit us in Fiana? That's all I ask.
    Galzus: ...... Very well... I will.
    " — Galzus and Eyvel, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  5. "I had half a mind to just leave, but I had to spare you a few words. I'm not much for talk, so... I'll make it fast. My daughter... How you've raised her, what you've made of her... Thank you." — Galzus, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  6. "We were separated when I was very young, but I still remember him clearly. He was a towering mountain of a man, strong as an ox, and yet... gentle. Galzus the sellsword... You're... It's you! You're my father!" — Mareeta, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
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Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsvelBrightonCarrionCedConomoolDagdarDalsinDeanDelmudEdaEyriosEyvelFelgusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerKainKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOsianPirnRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelfinaShanamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTrewdXavier
Non-playable characters AltenaArionAugustCorpulDoriasEthlynHannibalIshtarJuliaJuliusLewynQuanSeliphTravant
Bosses AlphandBaldackBandolBaraatBucksBovisBrookCanisCoddaCohenColhoCoulterDracoDvorakEichmannEisenauFardenFrausGomezGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMcCloyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulusPirnPorcusRaydrikReinhardtRobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeissmannWolfXavierZaomZyle
Personal Weapons Beo's SwordBragi SwordBlessed SwordBrave LanceDire ThunderDragonpikeEarth SwordForsetiGrafcaliburKiaLight BrandLopt SwordMareeta's SwordVougeRepairThiefUnlock
Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Coastal Village • 2x: The Corsair Isles • 3: Kelbeth's Gate • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: Hero on the Wind • 5: Mother and Child • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Mt. Violdrake • 8x: Dagdar's Mansion • 9: The Emblem of Njörun • 10: Noel Canyon • 11: Dandrum Fortress • 11x: Murder Hollace • 12: The Thieves of Dakia • 12x: Dandelion • 13: The Stronghold • 14: Open Fire • 14x: Freedom • 15: The Two Paths • 16A: Nohrden Line • 17A: Leonster's Gate • 16B: The Dark Forest • 17B: The First Rain of May • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Counterattack • 20: The Scion of Light • 21: The Liberation War • 21x: The Detention Center • 22: Across the River • 23: The Palace of Evil • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Lopt Altar • Endgame: An Undying Oath
Locations JugdralMunster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterMunster) • Thracia (FianaTahra)
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaCaptureChild huntsDandelion BanditsFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLoptr Church (BergrosenDeadlords) • Magi
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline