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Gilbert Pronislav

FETH Gilbert.png
Artwork of Gilbert from Three Houses.

Knight of House Blaiddyd





  • 55 (Part I)
  • 60 (Part II)

26th of the Guardian Moon (January 26th)


186 cm (~6'1")

  • Annette (daughter)
  • Baron Dominic (brother)


Starting class

Fortress Knight

Voiced by
I turned my back on everything I swore to protect. My sins are countless. I will bear the weight of my guilt for as long as I live.
— Gilbert to Byleth

Gilbert Pronislav (pronounced /gɪlbɝt/[key]), born Gustave Eddie Dominic[2] (pronounced /'gustɑv 'ɛdi 'domɪnɪc/[key]), is a playable character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a member of the Knights of Seiros.


Gilbert was born Gustave Eddie Dominic, brother of Baron Dominic of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus. He was originally a common soldier before being personally knighted by King Lambert and assigned to act as a combat instructor for both him and his son Dimitri. When the Tragedy of Duscur occurred, he personally saved Dimitri's life, but was far too late to save Lambert. Descending into self-loathing as a result of his failure, Gustave abandoned his wife and daughter Annette to travel to Garreg Mach Monastery, where he joined the Knights of Seiros under the name Gilbert.

Gilbert is introduced to Byleth shortly before the mission to subdue Miklan and his bandits, and accompanies them to Conand Tower and aids them in the battle. When Edelgard declares war on the Church of Seiros, he fights in the Battle of Garreg Mach on the Church's side, but is defeated. Afterwards, he returns to Faerghus and resumes his role as a knight of the Kingdom.

On the Silver Snow route, after the Resistance takes control of the Great Bridge of Myrddin, he approaches the group to request military aid on behalf of Dimitri, who is planning to attack the Empire. Seteth grants them passage through Myrddin, but their troops are too exhausted for him to supply reinforcements. Gilbert is later killed in action in the Battle at Gronder. On the Azure Moon route, Gilbert spends the five year interim investigating rumors of Dimitri's survival and eventually tracks him down to Garreg Mach Monastery. He joins Byleth and the Kingdom army and serves in an advisory capacity throughout the war with the Empire. Gilbert makes no direct storyline appearances in Part II on the Verdant Wind route; if Annette was recruited however, she mentions in Chapter 18 that he was seen in the Battle at Gronder on Faerghus' side and was last seen carrying Dimitri's dead body away.[3] On the Crimson Flower route, Gilbert is one of the commanders of the combined Kingdom/Church army in the final battle in Fhirdiad; he can be either circumvented or slain at the player's discretion.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses


Gilbert is an allied NPC in Chapter 5 and can be interacted with at Garreg Mach Monastery from Chapters 5 through 12. He can tutor the player in lances, axes, heavy armor, and riding. He is a playable character on the Azure Moon route and appears twice as a midboss on the Crimson Flower route.

Starting stats and growth rates


Small portrait gilbert fe16.png
Ma ns01 fortress knight gilbert playable.gif Fortress Knight
Level 26
Movement 4
Crest --
Recruitment: Azure Moon Chapter 13, automatically from turn 3.

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Inventory Abilities
Steel Axe
Intermediate Seal
Veteran Knight
Weight -5
Lance Prowess Lv 4
Axe Prowess Lv 4
Authority Lv 2
Dexterity +4
Rally Defense
Combat arts Spells Battalion
Helm Splitter
-- Seiros Armored Co. Lv 3
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying
E B+ B+ E E E E D+ B C E
-- Strength Strength -- -- -- -- -- Strength Strength --

Gilbert can reclass to Noble, Fighter and Armor Knight. He also possesses the following abilities and combat arts, which can be equipped at the player's choice:

Neutral - Chapter 5

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait gilbert fe16.png
Ma ns01 fortress knight gilbert other.gif Fortress Knight
Level 10
Movement 4
Crest --
Max HP 43 Luck 10
Strength 15 Defense 15
Magic 8 Resistance 7
Dexterity 12 Charm 9+5
Speed 2
Inventory Abilities
Steel Axe Axefaire
Weight -5
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Knights of Seiros Lv 3
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E C C E E E E C B -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Black Eagles Chapter 12

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy - Crimson Flower Chapter 18

Normal Hard Maddening

Growth rates when reclassed

Main article: Gilbert/Stats


Ability Learned at
Is ns01 distinguished house.png Veteran Knight Personal ability, innate and unremovable
Is ns01 sword prowess lv 1.png Sword Prowess Swords E+; replaced with higher levels at Swords D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Wrath Strike Swords D
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Grounder Swords C
Is ns01 axebreaker.png Axebreaker Swords B
Is ns01 sword crit +10.png Sword Crit +10 Swords S
Is ns01 swordfaire.png Swordfaire Swords S+
Is ns01 lance prowess lv 4.png Lance Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Lances A+
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Tempest Lance Innate
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Knightkneeler Innate
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Shatter Slash Innate
Is ns01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker Innate
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Glowing Ember Lances A
Is ns01 lance crit +10.png Lance Crit +10 Lances S
Is ns01 lancefaire.png Lancefaire Lances S+
Is ns01 axe prowess lv 4.png Axe Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Axes A+
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Smash Innate
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Helm Splitter Innate
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Spike Innate
Is ns01 lancebreaker.png Lancebreaker Innate
Is ns01 axe crit +10.png Axe Crit +10 Axes S
Is ns01 axefaire.png Axefaire Axes S+
Is ns01 bow prowess lv 1.png Bow Prowess Bows E+; replaced with higher levels at Bows D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art bow.png Curved Shot Bows D
Is ns01 close counter.png Close Counter Bows C
Is ns01 bow crit +10.png Bow Crit +10 Bows S
Is ns01 bowfaire.png Bowfaire Bows S+
Is ns01 brawling prowess lv 1.png Brawling Prowess Brawling E+; replaced with higher levels at Brawling D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Fading Blow Brawling D
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Rushing Blow Brawling C
Is ns01 combat art.png Healing Focus Brawling B
Is ns01 brawl crit +10.png Brawl Crit +10 Brawling S
Is ns01 fistfaire.png Fistfaire Brawling S+
Is ns01 reason lv 1.png Reason Reason E+; replaced with higher levels at Reason D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 black magic range +1.png Black Magic Range +1 Reason S
Is ns01 black tomefaire.png Black Tomefaire Reason S+
Is ns01 faith lv 1.png Faith Faith E+; replaced with higher levels at Faith D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 white magic range +1.png White Magic Range +1 Faith S
Is ns01 white tomefaire.png White Tomefaire Faith S+
Is ns01 authority lv 2.png Authority Innate; replaced with higher levels at Authority C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 rally defense.png Rally Defense Innate
Is ns01 battalion wrath.png Battalion Wrath Authority C
Is ns01 defensive tactics.png Defensive Tactics Authority B
Is ns01 offensive tactics.png Offensive Tactics Authority S+
Is ns01 weight -3.png Weight -3 Innate
Is ns01 combat art.png Smite Innate
Is ns01 weight -5.png Weight -5 Heavy Armor A
Is ns01 armored effect null.png Armored Effect Null Heavy Armor S+
Is ns01 dexterity +4.png Dexterity +4 Innate
Is ns01 movement +1.png Movement +1 Riding A+
Is ns01 cavalry effect null.png Cavalry Effect Null Riding S+
Is ns01 alert stance.png Alert Stance Flying B
Is ns01 alert stance+.png Alert Stance+ Flying A+
Is ns01 flying effect null.png Flying Effect Null Flying S+
The above ability list does not include class abilities, or abilities and combat arts that are granted by items.

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Thunder Reason D
Thoron Reason C
Heal Faith D
Nosferatu Faith D+
Ward Faith C

Personality and character

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Gilbert is deeply serious, faithful, and polite. He doesn't talk much about himself, making it hard to get to know him, but he does love fishing and cooking.

In the years following the Tragedy of Duscur, Gilbert submitted himself to a self-imposed exile from Faerghus. He left behind his wife and child and he began to serve the Knights of Seiros. He feels great guilt at being unable to save the rest of Dimitri's family. In his exile he wrote letters to his wife and daughter, but he never sent them. If he reconciles with Annette, he gives her the letters he wrote over the years and tells her she may do with them as she wishes.


Main article: Gilbert/Supports


Gilbert, Veteran Patriot
Gilbert returned to Fhirdiad and resumed his duty as a knight, faithfully serving King Dimitri for many years. When he finally retired, it is said he spent the rest of his days coaching the young prince in the art of combat.

Byleth, Guardian of Order & Gilbert, Veteran Patriot
When Byleth took on the role of archbishop in Rhea's place, he/she devoted himself/herself to official business as the new leader of the Church of Seiros. Reaching an agreement with the Kingdom, he/she worked tirelessly on the restoration and development of all of Fódlan. Behind his/her achievements was the knight Gustave, formerly known as Gilbert of the Knights of Seiros, who remained always by the archbishop's side. Byleth came to rely on Gustave for nearly everything. It is said that he/she continued to call upon Gustave for instruction and advice well into his retirement.

Annette, Bloomed Overachiever & Gilbert, Veteran Patriot
Gustave discarded the name of Gilbert and reaffirmed his oath of fealty to King Dimitri and the royal family. After returning to Fhirdiad, he reunited with his wife, who had returned to live with Baron Dominic, and his beloved daughter, Annette, who had begun teaching at the capital's school of sorcery. Thought it was initially an awkward reunion, over time the family rekindled their love for one another. As the shadow of war receded from the Kingdom, the three spent their days happily making up for lost time.


Battle quotes

Unfortunately, you must die here. You should never have defied the goddess.
— Gilbert, as an enemy in Black Eagles Chapter 12.
If you side with the Empire... If you turn your sword on the church and on the Kingdom... I care not who you are. I will end you just the same.
— Gilbert, as an enemy fighting Byleth in Black Eagles Chapter 12.
Gilbert: Annette, throw down your arms!
Annette: I'm sorry, Father. But I have made my choice. I'm not going back to the monastery, to the Kingdom, or to you, Father!
Gilbert: Forgive me, Goddess. Annette. If you side with the Empire, I will have no choice but to kill you.

— Gilbert, as an enemy fighting Annette in Black Eagles Chapter 12.
I was trusted to protect the future of the nation. The royal bloodline itself! I cannot yield! I will fulfill my duty even if I must forfeit my life!
— Gilbert as an enemy in Crimson Flower Chapter 18
I can only lament that you chose to side with the Empire. I am a royal knight, and I will destroy all of His Majesty's foes!
— Gilbert as an enemy fighting Byleth in Crimson Flower Chapter 18
Gilbert: Annette. I knew this day would come.
Annette: Yes... And so did I, Father. Be warned that I will push you aside, even if I must use force to do it.
Gilbert: I understand. Goddess... this is surely a chastisement from you.

— Gilbert as an enemy fighting Annette in Crimson Flower Chapter 18.
Cornelia: Ah, your face brings back memories... Still alive, are we, Gustave?
Gilbert: Prattle on, Cornelia. Faerghus will not be cowed by the likes of you.
Cornelia: How very dull...

— Gilbert, fighting Cornelia in Azure Moon Chapter 18.
Gilbert: Annette, throw down your arms! Would you really fight your father?
Annette: I can't do it, Father. I can't betray Mother and my uncle! If I have to defeat you, then so be it!

— Unused dialogue between Gilbert and an enemy Annette in Azure Moon Chapter 18.
Gilbert: My brother, I beg you...the Relic!
Baron Dominic: I do not wish to repeat myself! If you want it that badly, slay me and claim it for your own!

— Gilbert, fighting Baron Dominic in Weathervanes of Fódlan.

Critical quotes

Make your peace!
— Gilbert in Part II
So many openings.
— Gilbert in Part II
It's over!
— Gilbert in Part II
I see right through you.
— Gilbert in Part II

Death/retreat quotes

I have yet to be forgiven... For now, I must retreat.
— Gilbert's retreat quote as a playable character and as an NPC in Part I.
Your Highness, I entreat you... Please, protect Faerghus...
— Gilbert's death quote in classic mode as a playable character in Part II.
It's time to retreat. I cannot afford to fall here.
— Gilbert's retreat quote in casual mode as a playable character in Part II.
In my master's name, I cannot allow myself to fall here... I must withdraw.
— Gilbert's defeat quote as an enemy in Black Eagles Chapter 12
Majesty... I beg...forgiveness... My promise to you... I...could not...
— Gilbert's death quote as an enemy in Crimson Flower Chapter 18

Other quotes

Main article: Gilbert/Quotes

Other appearances


  • As an NPC unit in Chapter 5, Gilbert does not has his personal ability equipped.
  • One of the "impactful conversations" Gilbert can have while having tea with Byleth is "Favorite sweets..." However, Gilbert dislikes receiving Tasty Baked Treats as gifts and does not like most of the sweet items on the Dining Hall menu. He even actively dislikes Peach Sorbet and Saghert and Cream.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Gilbert Pronislav Full name, known by just Gilbert in most menus. Gilbert is a given name of Norman-French origin meaning "bright pledge".
Japanese ギルベルト=プロスニラフ Gilbert Prosnilav
Spanish Gilbert Pronislav As above.
French Gilbert Pronislav As above.
German Gilbert Pronislav As above.
Italian Gilbert Pronislav As above.
Korean 길베르트 프로스닐라프 Gilbert Prosnilav
Simplified Chinese 吉尔伯特·普罗尼斯拉夫 Gilbert Pronislav
Traditional Chinese 吉爾伯特‧普羅尼斯拉夫 Gilbert Pronislav


Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Gustave Eddie Dominic Gustave is likely from the Swedish name Gustaf, likely meaning "staff of the greats".[4] Eddie is another form of Eddy, a diminutive of Edward. Edward is an English name meaning "rich guard".[5] Dominic derives from the Latin name Dominicus, meaing "of the Lord".[6]
Japanese ギュスタヴ=エディ=ドミニク Gustav Eddie Dominic
Spanish Gustave Eddie Dominic As above.
French Gustave Eddie Dominic As above.
German Gustave Eddie Dominic As above.
Italian Gustave Eddie Dominic As above.
Korean 구스타브 에디 도미닉 Gustave Eddie Dominic
Simplified Chinese 古斯塔夫·艾迪·多米尼克 Gustave Eddie Dominic
Traditional Chinese 古斯塔夫‧艾迪‧多米尼克 Gustave Eddie Dominic


External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Credits
  2. "Your Grace, I humbly request that you call me by my true name. I am Gustave Eddie Dominic." — Gilbert, in his and Byleth's S Support, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  3. "After the battle at Gronder, some people claim they saw my father. They said he walked off the battlefield clutching... His Highness's dead body..." — Annette in Verdant Wind Chapter 18, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  4. Meaning, origin and history of the name Gustav - Behind the Name, Behind the Name, Retrieved: February 28, 2020
  5. Meaning, origin and history of the name Edward - Behind the Name, Behind the Name, Retrieved: February 28, 2020
  6. Meaning, origin and history of the name Dominic - Behind the Name, Behind the Name, Retrieved: February 28, 2020
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