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Gilliam

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Gilliam

FESS Gilliam.png
Artwork of Gilliam from The Sacred Stones.


An armored knight of Frelia. He's quiet yet dependable.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Starting class

Knight

Appearance(s)

The Sacred Stones

Gilliam (Japanese: ギリアム Gilliam) is a character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, an armored knight of Frelia. He is a vassal of King Hayden and first appears in Chapter 1 to help Eirika. He is a prideful knight who fights with steadfast loyalty. Gilliam can promote to either the Great Knight class or the General class.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Role

Gilliam appears on the second turn of Chapter 1 along with Franz with the intention of rescuing Princess Tana from the castle. He joins Eirika's side and goes into the player's control. At the end of the chapter, Hayden orders him to travel with Eirika, along with Moulder and Vanessa; he then officially joins her army.

Starting stats and growth rates

 
  Knight
Level 4
Affinity  
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically on turn 2

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
  Iron Lance
Weapon Levels
  --   C   --   --
  --   --   --   --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Skills Weapon level
General +4 +2 +2 +3 +0 +2 +3 +2 +1 Great Shield   E,   +40,   E
Great Knight +3 +2 +1 +2 +0 +2 +1 +0 +2 --   E,   D

Analysis

This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Gilliam's early-game is quite good; while he cannot double enemies due to low speed, his strength, defense, and HP are high, allowing him to tank enemies and fight them decently well. Enemy units in the early game will not have enough speed to double him. Gilliam can also use Javelins—and Hand Axes after promotion—which allows him to retaliate against a greater number of enemies on the enemy phase.

When other units start doubling, Gilliam will start to fall off, as his speed deficit will prevent him from doubling most enemies. While he will still have fairly good defenses and consistent access to 1-2 range, his inability to double hurts his damage output. Other units will gain enough bulk to withstand enemy attacks, limiting the need for a unit dedicated to the task. Since he has no utility outside of combat, most players will find many other units more useful than Gilliam after the early-game.

If Gilliam is to be used long-term, he should be promoted to a Great Knight. Great Knight is the superior option over General because of its higher movement and Canto, despite slightly worse stats. When promoted to Great Knight, Gilliam will find it much easier to contribute, as he will not fall behind the front line as much as he would as a Knight or General; however, he will still fall behind other mounted units, as well as infantry units when in rough terrain. With either promotion, Gilliam will gain access to axes, allowing more control over the weapon triangle and granting and the usage of Hand Axes; neither promotion, however, will increase his speed to the point where he can reliably double most enemies.

One problem with promoting Gilliam is that he uses a Knight Crest to promote - a competitive promotion item. Many good units need it to promote, including Franz, Kyle, and Forde. While promoting Gilliam is a significant benefit to him because of the movement increase, promoting a Cavalier provides an arguably better return on the investment.

Personality and character

Gilliam is a brave knight. He is loyal to Frelia and is very prideful in his country. He serves his duty with determination and effort. To others, Gilliam is polite and is not afraid to ask for help, such as when he asks Franz about Renais muscle relaxation exercise or when he asks Neimi about improving vision. However, he admits that he is not good with women to Garcia, shown when he awkwardly proposes to Syrene. Additionally, his serious countenance, intended to intimidate enemies, also scares his allies. Still, he is a dependable character who takes pride in his accomplishments. His armor has many scratches, but he explains to Neimi that each is from an important battle he is proud of.

Little is known about Gilliam's past. He has been friends with Moulder for a "decade and a half". Additionally, he was present at King Hayden's coronation ceremony when he was a fresh new recruit. According to their A support conversation, Moulder had been nervously holding the crown when Gilliam shouted out to him "Get ahold of yourself, man!" and Moulder nearly dropped the crown; the two met on the next day. This means that Gilliam has been serving Frelia for fifteen years.

Supports

Main article: Gilliam/Supports
 
Gilliam
Knight
 
 
Garcia
Fighter  
Initial: 0
Per turn:+2
 
Syrene
Falcoknight  
Initial: 20
Per turn:+3
 
Neimi
Archer  
Initial: 0
Per turn:+2

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Franz
Cavalier  
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2
 
Moulder
Priest  
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2

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Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

Silent Gilliam
Gilliam returned to his home of Frelia, where he continued to serve the crown as a faithful knight. His imposing countenance was said to strike fear in the hearts of even the most arrogant and brash of Frelia's new recruits.

Gilliam and Syrene
Gilliam and Syrene returned to Frelia, where they were married. All agreed they were a perfect match, and their union was blessed by the crown and the order of knights. The two continued their unwavering service together.

Quotes

Death quote

I was prepared for... anything...
— Gilliam

Battle quotes

We can’t let our guard down.
— Gilliam in the final chapter.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Gilliam is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Gilliam
  The Silent, Gilliam
 

 

 

 
"We men of the Eastern Watch will see Princess Tana to safety."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is being attacked by a non- , this unit gains +20 attack.
  Heavy Viridian Wall: [Support] [ ] You may pay the cost and if you do: Until the end of this combat, your defending unit gains +30 attack.
Card #B18-080N • Artist: Cherokee
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Gilliam .

Trivia

  • Gilliam is one of the few characters in the Fire Emblem series explicitly stated to be left-handed.[1] Other left-handed characters appearing in the Fire Emblem Series include Marisa, who is also from The Sacred Stones and Alm in his Echoes: Shadows of Valentia-related appearances. Despite this, the animation for any of his potential classes, as well as his official artwork, shows him holding his weapon in his right hand.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Gilliam

Variant of William, from a French form where W is replaced by G.[2]

Japanese

ギリアム

Officially romanized as Gilliam.

Spanish

Gilliam

As above.

French

Gilliam

As above.

German

Gilliam

As above.

Italian

Gilliam

As above.

Gallery

 Sprite Gallery
  Knight   Great Knight   General  
 
Lance
 
Sword
 
Lance
 
Basic Axe
 
Ranged Axe
 
Sword
 
Lance
 
Basic Axe
 
Ranged Axe

Battle animations

References

  1. "Garcia: Yes, well... I've been thinking. Now, if I remember it correctly, I was using my sword arm... But you're left-handed, aren't you? You were using your off hand.
    Gilliam: Huh? Oh, well... I didn't want to say anything, but...
    Garcia: I knew it! All right! We have to have a rematch using our OTHER hands!
    " — Giliam to Garcia in a support conversation, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  2. Gilliam Name Meaning & Gilliam Family History at Ancestry.com, www.ancestry.com, Retrieved: 15 July 2018


  This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
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Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
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