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Gangrel

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Gangrel

FEA Gangrel.png
Artwork of Gangrel from Awakening.

The cruel and fatalistic former king of Plegia.

Gender

Male

Race

Human
Mirage*

Birthday

March 16th

Nationality

Plegian

Title(s)

Mad King of Plegia

Starting class

Trickster

Voiced by

Manabu Sakamaki
(Japanese, Awakening)
Anthony Jenkins
(English, Awakening)

Appearance(s)
Men are beasts! Nothing more! We fight! We kill! We devour our prey! Beasts do not stand behind beasts, little prince... They use each other only so long as it suits their own selfish purpose!
— Gangrel

Gangrel (Japanese: ギャンレル Gangrel) is an antagonist, and later playable character, in Fire Emblem Awakening. He is the king of the nation of Plegia, located to the west of Ylisse. Gangrel takes delight in deceiving others. He is additionally a cruel leader and is easily distracted. His subordinate is Aversa of the Grimleal.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Role

Gangrel is the king of Plegia and could be considered the major antagonist of the first "act" of Awakening's plot. He is fought and defeated during the events of Chapter 11: Mad King Gangrel, ending the Plegia-Ylisse war. He can be recruited during the last stretch of the game during Paralogue 18: The Dead King's Lament. He is one of Awakening's two characters that start by default in the Trickster class, with the other being Anna.

Gangrel is responsible for the Plegian troops disguised as bandits being sent into Ylisse during the early stages of the conflict. His goal, to spark a full-out war between Plegia and Ylisse, is successful after he draws Chrom's ire by kidnapping Maribelle, a noble of Ylisse, then claiming she was the aggressor. Emmeryn attempts to parley with him to bring about peace, though he only requests the Fire Emblem be handed over to him and then insults her when she refuses. A battle breaks out between the meeting forces and Gangrel retreats to Plegia.

After receiving information from Ylisse's traitorous Hierarch that Emmeryn is being transported to an eastern stronghold in Ylisse, Gangrel has a regiment of his troops intercept her while he personally assaults Ylisse in an attempt to obtain the Fire Emblem. The interception is directly unsuccessful, being defeated by Emmeryn's guard during Chapter 7: Incursion, but Emmeryn feels obligated to return to the capital to support her people and does so;[1] in doing this she walks straight into Gangrel's hands and becomes his prisoner. He then retreats back to Plegia.

Gangrel awaits Chrom's arrival during Chapter 9: Emmeryn; he has Emmeryn situate herself atop a cliff where she may be easily executed for all to see. Chrom arrives not to negotiate but to take Emmeryn back by force; he arrives just after Gangrel publicly announces his intent to execute Emmeryn as revenge for the previous Exalt's war to the Plegian populace. Emmeryn asks once more if Gangrel is willing to negotiate any sort of truce; unsurprisingly he once again refuses her offer and reiterates his desire her execution. Before the situation can progress Chrom offers the Fire Emblem in exchange for Emmeryn. Emmeryn, refusing to allow that to happen, gives a short speech to the Plegians present that the endless cycle of war needs to end and she steps off the cliff to her death of her own volition, to Gangrel's amusement.[2] Chrom's forces flee, unable to obtain Emmeryn's body.

When Chrom's forces return to face him during Chapter 11: Mad King Gangrel Gangrel is surprised that they have launched their assault so soon; he is initially undaunted and is confident that his troops are much better equipped than the Ylisseans.[3] He does however grow concerned upon hearing reports that his troops are surrendering en masse due to Emmeryn's final speech. During the ensuing battle Gangrel is defeated, with his last words reiterating his belief that every man stands alone.

Two years later, Gangrel somehow ends up in the employ of Zanth, a pirate known as the Southern Sea King. Chrom spots Gangrel during the battle and is baffled by his presence. After several attempts Chrom eventually convinces Gangrel that he should lend his sword to defeat Grima instead of aimlessly serving pirates. Gangrel only relents to Chrom's idea when his requests for execution are denied.

Starting stats and growth rates

As the boss of Chapter 11

Normal Mode Hard Mode Lunatic Mode

Small portrait gangrel fe13.png
Trickster
Level 5
Movement 6
Stats
Max HP 35 Speed 20
Strength 12 Luck 15
Magic 8 Defense 8
Skill 20 Resistance 12
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 levin sword.png Levin SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is 3ds01 dragonstone.png DragonstoneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is 3ds01 locktouch.png Locktouch
Weapon Levels
Swords B Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves C

As a recruitable character in Paralogue 18

Normal Mode Hard Mode Lunatic Mode

Small portrait gangrel fe13.png
Trickster
Level 15
Movement 6+1
Recruitment: Paralogue 18, talk with Chrom three times

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 levin sword.png Levin SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Is 3ds01 locktouch.png Locktouch
Is 3ds01 movement +1.png Movement +1
Is 3ds01 lucky seven.png Lucky Seven
Is 3ds01 acrobat.png Acrobat
Weapon Levels
Swords B Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves C

Reclassing options

Small portrait gangrel fe13.png
Gangrel
Base classes:*
Thief Trickster
Assassin
Reclass options:
Barbarian Berserker
Warrior
Dark Mage Sorcerer
Dark Knight
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.


Growth rates when reclassed

Thief Assassin Barbarian/Berserker Warrior Dark Mage Sorcerer Dark Knight Dread Fighter

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Thief 75% 55% 35% 75% 75% 30% 35% 35%

Promotion stat gains

Thief Barbarian Dark Mage

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Assassin +5 +5 +0 +7 +4 +0 +3 +1 +1 Bows E
Trickster +3 +1 +4 +4 +3 +0 +1 +5 +1 Staves E

Skill set

Skill Learned at
Is 3ds01 locktouch.png Locktouch Thief, level 1
Is 3ds01 movement +1.png Movement +1 Thief, level 10
Is 3ds01 lucky seven.png Lucky Seven Trickster, level 5
Is 3ds01 acrobat.png Acrobat Trickster, level 15
Is 3ds01 lethality.png Lethality Assassin, level 5
Is 3ds01 pass.png Pass Assassin, level 15
Is 3ds01 despoil.png Despoil Barbarian, level 1
Is 3ds01 gamble.png Gamble Barbarian, level 10
Is 3ds01 wrath.png Wrath Berserker, level 5
Is 3ds01 axefaire.png Axefaire Berserker, level 15
Is 3ds01 rally strength.png Rally Strength Warrior, level 5
Is 3ds01 counter.png Counter Warrior, level 15
Is 3ds01 hex.png Hex Dark Mage, level 1
Is 3ds01 anathema.png Anathema Dark Mage, level 10
Is 3ds01 slow burn.png Slow Burn Dark Knight, level 5
Is 3ds01 lifetaker.png Lifetaker Dark Knight, level 15
Is 3ds01 vengeance.png Vengeance Sorcerer, level 5
Is 3ds01 tomebreaker.png Tomebreaker Sorcerer, level 15
The above skill list does not include skills obtained exclusively via DLC.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

Role

Gangrel held control over Nobu Horinozawa. However, Tsubasa broke his control with her new pose she worked on with Itsuki. Gangrel is the boss of Chapter 2. He is revived by Medeus and then fought again during Chapter 6.

Stats


This section is missing stats, calculations, or growth rates which may be currently unknown. If this information is available, please help improve the page by adding it.


Portrait gangrel tmsfe.png
Class Myrmidon
Level 28
Stats
Max HP  ?? Max EP  ??
Strength  ?? Magic  ??
Skill  ?? Speed  ??
Defense  ?? Resistance  ??
Drop Skills
Is tmsfe boss performa.png Blackguard's Sin Is tmsfe sword.png Dire Slice
Is tmsfe spirit.png Strobe Pulse
Is tmsfe supportive.png Reversal of Fortunes
Is tmsfe supportive.png Shield me!
Is tmsfe sword.png Dire Slice Ultra
Is tmsfe sword.png Axe-Slash
Weaknesses and Resistances
Is tmsfe sword.png -- Is tmsfe lance.png Wk Is tmsfe axe.png Rs Is tmsfe bow.png -- Is tmsfe fire.png --
Is tmsfe ice.png Wk Is tmsfe elec.png -- Is tmsfe force.png Rs Is tmsfe spirit.png  ?? Is tmsfe body.png --

Personality and character

Despite his status as the king of Plegia Gangrel is crass and does not even attempt to act or speak like one of his station.[4] He is also a brutal leader; during the war against Ylisse he would use the lives of the families of generals like Mustafa to guarantee loyalty.[5] Gangrel publicly claimed he wanted to avenge the previous Exalt's crusade at Plegia, but in truth did not care for it or the Grimleal.[6][7] Additionally, Gangrel appears to subscribe to a "might makes right" philosophy on life in general.[8]

After his fall from grace and becoming an underling of the pirate Zanth, Gangrel grows despondent that all his actions as the king of Plegia were ultimately for nothing.[9] He is frustrated that Chrom will not kill him outright and eventually agrees to aid Chrom in defeating Grima, even if only to get him to shut up.

In his supports with Robin he claims to have started the war with Ylisse to unite the continent against Valm. In incredibly sharp contrast to his actions as king he appears to be remorseful of his deeds if he encounters the amnesiac Emmeryn in Hot-Spring Scramble;[10] he also claims that his barbaric actions were out of necessity to repel Valm.

Supports

Main article: Gangrel/Supports

As with the other characters obtained via the SpotPass paralogues, Gangrel can only support with Robin.

Endings

Gangrel - Mad King
With the slaughter done, Gangrel retired to obscurity. While some claim he found another kingdom to rule and ruin, others insist he ended in the gutter. All agree he was dead within a matter of years.

Gangrel - Mad King & Robin (F) - High Deliverer
Many wrote of Robin's legendary exploits, but accounts of her origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone — she loved her husband, Gangrel, above all else.

Quotes

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher


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Trivia

Concept artwork of Gangrel from The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening.
  • His title in the English version, the Mad King, is shared by Ashnard from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
  • His older concept art design seems to have been the basis of the generic Trickster class portraits.
  • There is a minor inconsistency in Gangrel's design between different art assets. In his regular portrait, he has long sharp fingernails; in his confession and official art, he has normally cut rounded fingernails.
    • His artwork in Fire Emblem Cipher blends both of these design choices by giving him his short nails in his unpromoted card and elongated sharp nails in his promoted card.
  • During the preparation phase of Chapter 9, Gangrel is temporarily on-screen; selecting his name on the lower screen lists his information as "The cruel and fatalistic former king of Plegia", his description from Paralogue 18. In Chapter 11, his information correctly displays as "The self-styled 'Mad King of Plegia'."
  • Gangrel's recruitment during Paralogue 18 is similar to recruiting Katarina in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem; both are enemy units that must be talked to three separate times within the same chapter.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Gangrel An archaic word meaning a wandering vagabond or someone with a lanky build.[11]
Japanese ギャンレル Officially romanized as Gangrel, as above.
Spanish Gangrel --
French Gangrel --
German Gangrel --
Italian Gangrel --

Gallery

Other appearances

References

  1. "I must return to the capital. [...] I should never have left. If it's discovered I'm away when this news comes to light... The people could panic. Riot. More Ylisseans could needlessly die." — Emmeryn, Fire Emblem Awakening
  2. "Bwa ha ha haa! Well now! ...How disgustingly noble. And so lovely a fall! Here I thought death to be an ugly thing. I've never seen one fall so gracefully, in fact. ...And I've seen many fall. Ah... So ends Emmeryn, Ylisse's most exalted! But how can we ensure everyone remembers this beautiful moment of her sacrifice? Perhaps we should gather up her body and put it on display! Bwa ha ha... " — Gangrel, Fire Emblem Awakening
  3. "Back already? Ha! It feels as though we just said our good-byes... [...] Since when do you trust our scouts? Besides, what does it matter? They're armed like beggars compared to us! I could break their ranks as easily as I break wind." — Gangrel, Fire Emblem Awakening
  4. "Gangrel: Since when do you trust our scouts? Besides, what does it matter? They're armed like beggars compared to us! I could break their ranks as easily as I break wind.
    Aversa: I'd love to hear the song the bards make of that.
    " — Gangrel and Aversa, Fire Emblem Awakening
  5. "I cannot defy the king, lad. I know him well. He would murder my wife and child to set an example." — Mustafa, Fire Emblem Awakening
  6. "Surely you have not forgotten what the last exalt did to my people? Your father named us heathens! His "crusade" across Plegia butchered countless of my subjects and my kin! " — Gangrel to Emmeryn, Fire Emblem Awakening
  7. "It will be a massacre worthy of their legendary father!" — Gangrel in reference to Emmeryn, Chrom, and Lissa, Fire Emblem Awakening
  8. "Aversa, there is a truth about the world this Ylissean whelp must learn. A man is either strong... ...or he is dead! Bwa ha haaa!" — Gangrel, Fire Emblem Awakening
  9. "Chrom: Gangrel, I know it's you! How are you alive?!
    Gangrel: Alive? No, Chrom. This is not living... You killed me once, dear prince. Now I would beg you do so again. My life is over, but my body refuses to accept it.
    Chrom: Gods, listen to you... Is this truly the same Mad King who stood against us?
    Gangrel: Tear out everything that makes a man, and all you're left with is a husk. No throne. No gold. No men... I scrub chamber pots for brigands. Ah, how the mighty have fallen...
    " — Gangrel and Chrom, Fire Emblem Awakening
  10. "Emmeryn: Why are...you apologizing...?
    Gangrel: What? N-no, that's not the same! I just told you I won't apologize! How dare you push me toward the precipice of remorse with your half-sentences!
    Emmeryn: ......
    Gangrel: Rrgh... Never mind. Forget we ever spoke.
    " — Gangrel and Emmeryn in Hot-Spring Scramble, Fire Emblem Awakening
  11. http://www.wordreference.com/definition/gangrel
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