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|“||You poor thing. Orphaned...at such a tender young age. You are my child now.||”|
— Garon, to the infant Corrin
Garon (Japanese: ガロン Garon) is a character in Fire Emblem Fates. He is the primary antagonist in the Birthright route, and a minor antagonist in the Conquest and Revelation routes. He is the ruler of Nohr. Like all other Nohrian and Hoshidan royalty, he possesses the power of Dragon Vein, being able to alter the terrain around oneself.
- 1 Fire Emblem Fates
- 2 Fire Emblem Heroes
- 3 Personality and character
- 4 Quotes
- 5 Other appearances
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Etymology and other languages
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
Garon is an antagonistic figure in both routes of Fire Emblem Fates. However, the Garon present throughout the events of Fates is not the original. The original Garon was replaced by Anankos with a water Familiar, planted in Nohr to bring the country into conflict with Hoshido, spreading chaos and destruction.
Birthright Chapter 12
Boss Birthright Ch. 12 NM/HM Boss Birthright Ch. 12 LM
Birthright Chapter 27
Boss Birthright Ch. 27 NM Boss Birthright Ch. 27 HM Boss Birthright Ch. 27 LM
Boss Birthright Endgame NM Boss Birthright Endgame HM Boss Birthright Endgame LM
Conquest Chapter 27
Boss Conquest Ch. 27 NM Boss Conquest Ch. 27 HM Boss Conquest Ch. 27 LM
Garon is one of the characters added to the game in the A Way Home update, and was made available to players in the twenty-fourth Grand Hero Battle, which initially ran from September 20, 2018 through September 27, 2018. Only one variation of Garon is currently available in Heroes, based on his Fates incarnation.
★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|Breath of Blight||★★★★★||400 SP|
|Dragon Gaze||★★★||100 SP|
|Dragon Fang||★★★★||200 SP|
|A||Distant Def 1||★★★||60 SP|
|A||Distant Def 2||★★★★||120 SP|
|A||Distant Def 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
|C||Panic Ploy 1||★★★||60 SP|
|C||Panic Ploy 2||★★★||120 SP|
|C||Panic Ploy 3||★★★★||240 SP|
Personality and character
During the story proper, Garon is a brutal and paranoid man, with a lust for power and control. He is blunt and does not tolerate insubordination. He is quick to order his children to step in and get the job done. Due to the severe extent of his possession by Anankos, Garon has little personality beyond his desire to burn the continent to the ground and his sadism, particularly towards Corrin. He shows a consistent and extreme lack of subtlety in his aims, even when his boasting causes his children to sabotage his plans.
In life, Garon was not as brutal of a man as he is now. Garon is described as having been a philanderer who had many lovers. He was never able to leave a woman he had relations with, and quickly amassed a large harem of concubines. In contrast to the concubines, who often jockeyed for power and outright murdered each other and their children, Garon was a loving father who enjoyed spending time playing and sparring with his children. The deaths of all of his biological children save four is attributed to be the cause of his radical shift in personality, although how much of this was genuine grief and how much was Anankos' influence on him is unclear.
|“||Are you actually attempting to engage me in battle? Very well. Do your best!||”|
— Garon, as the boss of Birthright Chapter 12.
|“||Corrin: You're not my father, and you never were. Prepare to die.
Garon: I may not be your father, but I will slap you down like a child. This foolishness ends now!
— Garon, fighting Corrin, as the boss of Birthright Chapter 12.
|“||HAH! Corrin should have known better than to send an underling. Or perhaps you're just a sacrificial lamb..||”|
— Garon, as the boss of Birthright Chapter 27.
|“||Garon: You're like a cockroach to me... How can you possibly think you can win?
Corrin: I've grown, Garon. I'm not a victim anymore. And I WILL defeat you!
— Garon, fighting Corrin, as the boss of Birthright Chapter 27.
|“||NEVER FORGET THAT YOU CHOSE THIS PATH. YOU CHOSE DEATH AND DEFEAT. YOU CHOSE DOOM. YOUR DEATH IS AT HAND!||”|
— Garon in Birthright Endgame.
|“||I...WiLl nOt LoSe... I WiLl RuLe nOhR aNd hOsHiDo...tHe wHoLe WoRld!! I aM tHe GrEaTeSt KiNg Of aLl!!||”|
— Garon, as the boss of Conquest Chapter 27.
|“||Garon: i ShOuLd hAvE KiLlEd YoU... EvEn If iT mEaNt...DisObEyInG tHe GrEaT AnAnKoS...
Corrin: Anankos? What are you talking about?! Your god has nothing to do with this! We all make our own decisions. You are all responsible for all of this, monster! You destroyed the heart of a good man for your own selfish gain. But even you could have chosen a different path. No matter the circumstances we are born into, or the blood in our veins...We are all the masters of our own fate! That is why I am not like you, nor could I ever be. I chose the path I believe in, the path of peace. And that conviction, that strength...I will use it to defeat you!
— Garon, fighting Corrin as the boss of Conquest Chapter 27.
— Garon's critical voice clip.
|“||This can't be...||”|
— Garon's defeat voice clip.
|“||Hmpf. This is a waste of time. My men can take it from here.||”|
— Garon's defeat quote in Birthright Chapter 12.
|“||You...you think you've won? Urk...||”|
— Garon's defeat quote in Birthright Chapter 27.
|“||URGH! THESE WOUNDS! THIS CAN'T BE! I REFUSE TO ACCEPT DEFEAT! I REFU—GYAAAAH!||”|
— Garon's death quote in Birthright Endgame.
|“||tHiS iS...ImPoSsIBlE... IMPOSSIBLE!!||”|
— Garon's death quote in Conquest Chapter 27.
- Main article: Garon/Quotes (Heroes)
Fire Emblem Cipher
Garon is currently featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Garon|
|Tyrannical King of Nohr, Garon|
||"The world is already mine... It just doesn’t know it yet!|
The war... must continue. It must spread... Burn it all... Burn everything to the ground. Not even... ashes should remain."
|Attack: 70||Support: 0||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Nohrian King||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|Grim Emperor: [Activate] [ , Destroy three other allied units] Destroy all enemy units except for the Main Character.|
Bölverk: [Activate]  Until the end of this turn, this unit’s attack increases by 10 for each card in your Bond Area and its range becomes 1-2.
|Card #B06-092R(+) • Artist: Yoneko|
|Noble King of Nohr, Garon|
|"The royal family will not only protect all our people, but also lead our country to prosperity."|
|Attack: 40||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Cavalier||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Nohrian Charisma: [Activate] [Destroy another ally unit other than your Main Character] This unit’s attack increases by 20 until the end of this turn.|
Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit’s power is increased by 20.
|Card #B06-093N • Artist: Yoneko|
|Nohrian King in Dragon Form, Garon|
|"NEVER FORGET THAT YOU CHOSE THIS PATH. YOU CHOSE DEATH AND DEFEAT. YOU CHOSE DOOM."|
|Attack: 70||Support: 0||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 5|
|Class: Blight Dragon||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Raging Dragon of Darkness: [Activate] [Destroy 1 other ally] If your opponent has 5 or more cards in their hand, randomly select a card from your opponent's hand and discard it.|
Dark Breath: [Always] During your turn, this unit gains +10 attack for each card in your Bond Area.
|Card #B14-073HN • Artist: Cherokee|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Garon .
Garon appears as a support spirit.
Fire Emblem Series
|Trait: Trade-Off Ability ↑
Start battles with 30% damage and slightly increased attack, defense, and move speed.
- Garon shares his English voice actor, Travis Willingham, with Lon'qu and Brady in Awakening, Hans and Anankos (in his dragon form) in Fates, and Ogma and Camus in Heroes.
- Revelation is the only path where Garon is not fought at all.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Garon||A french name for "guardian".|
|Japanese||ガロン||Romanized as Garon in the internal game files; as above.|
- Behind the Voice Actors,
- "Elise: Xander once told me that Father used to be really different, but he didn't say more. So I was hoping you could tell me what kind of person Father was back then.
Leo: Hmm. Well, before Queen Arete passed away, I'd say he was a gentle father.
Elise: Gentle?! No way! I can't even imagine him like that.
Leo: I know. If I were you, I wouldn't believe it either. But I used to be fond of Father. He even gave me piggyback rides whenever I asked!
Elise: What?! I'm so jealous! He never treated me like that! What else?!
Leo: He was a courageous person. He'd even ride out to battle on the front lines. Obviously, I never saw him do so myself, but that's what I've been told. But I did see him spar. He was so strong... I couldn't help but believe the stories." — Elise and Leo in a support conversation, Fire Emblem Fates
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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