Garcia (The Sacred Stones)
Garcia (Japanese: ガルシア Garcia) is a fighter who appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He was once a revered commander in the Renais army, but retired to focus on his home life and his son, Ross. He has a strong sense of duty, and cares deeply for his son.
Garcia first appears in Chapter 2 of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, when his village is being attacked by bandits. He helps his wounded son out of the village, then protects him until Eirika and her group arrive with help. After the battle, Garcia and Ross decide to stay with Eirika, and accompany her as she continues on her journey.
Starting stats and growth rates
Personality and character
Garcia is a cheerful, caring soldier with great skill. He takes his job very seriously, but still manages to be polite. His most important task in life is to protect his son, Ross. He is willing to try new things, as shown with his conversations with Dozla, in which he tries out bows and magic. However, he ends up almost shooting himself, and Dozla burns off Garcia's beard with magic, although he does get it to grow back. He thinks of things optimistically and is very dedicated to both fighting and caring for Ross.
Garcia was previously a brave troop commander of Renais of famous skill. However, he did not have any time for family, for his wife Risa and son Ross. When he learned that his wife died, he realized his mistake. Garcia then retired and became devoted to taking care of his son in his hometown of Ide. He continued to stay as solely a father until Eirika came to the village. Although he at first declined their request for him to join their army, Ross convinced him to keep on fighting.
Garcia admits that he does not really regret his time with Renais's army, and that he accepts his past, according to his conversation with Seth. He does enjoy having a family. According to him, his wife was much like Princess Eirika, gentle, but strong and empathetic. Ross says to Lute in one of their conversations that his mother was able to use magic. In supports with Neimi, it is revealed that Garcia has met her legendary grandfather, Zethla.
Garcia, the Warrior Reborn
He returned to Ide to help with its reconstruction after the bandit attack. Afterward, he reenlisted in the army, serving Renais as a troop leader. His strength, valor, and experience inspired many.
Garcia and Ross
Father and son returned to Ide, where they toiled together to rebuild their village. Ross grew to become a greater warrior than even his father. When he himself had a son, that child continued his family's legacy.
|“||I have no regrets. This was always my fate.||”|
— Death quote
Garcia does not have any battle quotes.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Garcia is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Garcia|
|The Warrior Reborn, Garcia|
||"Don't work yourself into a lather. In the heat of battle, a good warrior remains calm where lesser men do not."|
|Attack: 60||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Warrior||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
| Undying Brawn: [Activate] [Once per turn]  This turn, this unit gains +30 attack.|
Warrior's Treasure: [Trigger] When this unit's attack destroys an enemy, if you have an ally "Ross", you may choose a "Ross" card in your Retreat Area and place it under your ally "Ross".
|Card #B11-012HN • Artist: Yoneko|
| Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Garcia .
- In the prototype of The Sacred Stones, Garcia was known as ボルバ Borba.
- In Gilliam and Garcia's C Support, Garcia calls Gilliam "Garcia" during the part where Garcia challenges Gilliam to arm-wrestle him. This same typo appeared in the Japanese version, the NTSC localization did not fix this, though the PAL version corrected this.
- In the Japanese version, the support set for Garcia and Dozla involved them drinking alcohol and getting drunk. This was changed in the localization where they instead end up trying out many different weapons and end up hurting themselves in amusing ways.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Garcia||Typically used as a surname, most likely of Basque origin. It is the most common surname in all of Spain. It comes from an adjective meaning "the young".|
|Japanese||•ガルシア||•Officially romanized as Garcia.|
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|