Gilbert Pronislav (pronounced /gɪlbɝt/[key]), born Gustave Eddie Dominic (pronounced /'gustɑv 'ɛdi 'domɪnɪc/[key]), is a playable character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a member of the Knights of Seiros.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- 3 Personality and character
- 4 Supports
- 5 Endings
- 6 Quotes
- 7 Other appearances
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Etymology and other languages
- 10 Gallery
- 11 External links
- 12 References
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, she mentions in Chapter 18 that he fought in the Battle at Gronder on Faerghus' side and was last seen taking Dimitri's dead body away. 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.
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
Neutral - Chapter 5
Normal Hard Maddening
Enemy - Black Eagles Chapter 12
Normal Hard Maddening
Enemy - Crimson Flower Chapter 18
Normal Hard Maddening
Growth rates when reclassed
- Main article: Gilbert/Stats
|Veteran Knight||Personal ability, innate and unremovable|
|Sword Prowess||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Sword Crit +10||S|
|Lance Prowess||Innate; replaced with higher levels at A+|
|Lance Crit +10||S|
|Axe Prowess||Innate; replaced with higher levels at A+|
|Axe Crit +10||S|
|Bow Prowess||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Bow Crit +10||S|
|Brawling Prowess||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Brawl Crit +10||S|
|Reason||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Black Magic Range +1||S|
|Faith||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|White Magic Range +1||S|
|Authority||Innate; replaced with higher levels at C+, B+, and A+|
|Armored Effect Null||S+|
|Cavalry Effect Null||S+|
|Flying Effect Null||S+|
|The above ability list does not include class abilities, or abilities and combat arts that are granted by items.|
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.
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.
|“||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.
|“||Unfortunately, you must die here. You should never have defied the goddess.||”|
— Gilbert, as an enemy 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.
|“||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
- Main article: Gilbert/Quotes
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".|
|Spanish||Gilbert Pronislav||As above.|
|French||Gilbert Pronislav||As above.|
|German||Gilbert Pronislav||As above.|
|Italian||Gilbert Pronislav||As above.|
High quality portrait artwork of Gilbert from Three Houses.
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|