|“||But... I ugly... I not be with people. People hate me...||”|
— Gonzalez to Ekhidna in a support conversation.
(Japanese: ゴンザレス Gonzalez) is a playable character debuting in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He first appears in either Chapter 10A or Chapter 10B, and possibly joins Roy's army in both cases. Gonzalez is notable in that he is one of the only playable Brigands in the Fire Emblem series, with the other being Marty in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.
- 1 Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- 2 Personality and character
- 3 Supports
- 4 Endings
- 5 Quotes
- 6 Other appearances
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Etymology and other languages
- 9 Gallery
- 10 References
When Gonzales was growing up, he was mercilessly bullied for his ugly appearance and was never able to get an education. Due to this, the only way he could find work and survive was as a bandit.
Gonzales first encounters Roy when the latter is attempting to protect civilians of the Western Isles from Etrurian exploitation. Gonzales is ordered by either Nord or Scollan to burn down a village suspected of being a rebel stronghold. However, he encounters the Ostian princess Lilina, who notices the sad look in his eyes and realizes he can be reasoned with. Gonzalez attempts to get Lilina to have the villagers evacuate so he can complete his orders without harming anyone, but Lilina sways him over to Roy's side with the promise of being accepted and no longer needing to harm innocent people to survive.
He serves under Roy for the rest of the conflict, and eventually returns to the Western Isles where he receives a hero's welcome.
Starting stats and growth rates
Normal Mode, Ch. 10A Normal Mode, Ch. 10B Hard Mode, Ch. 10A Hard Mode, Ch. 10B
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Personality and character
Gonzalez speaks slowly, with short, sometimes broken, sentences, and limited vocabulary. He perceives himself as an unintelligent individual, though it is unknown if his issues with expressing himself stem from a lack of care at a young age or are due to something else. He believes he is unable to properly interact with civilized society due to his ugly appearance and has poor self-esteem because of it. Despite this, he has retained a very kind disposition, and does not like hurting innocent people if he can help it.
- Main article: Gonzalez/Supports
Gonzalez, Gentle Bandit
Short: Returned to the Western Isles.
Long: When Gonzalez returned to his home on the Western Isles, he was not greeted with stones or harsh words. Instead, people cheered for the return of a hero.
|“||I not afraid! This time, I not afraid!!||”|
— In the final chapter.
Gonzalez appears in the manga Hasha no Tsurugi in Chapter 17.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Gonzalez is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- The below card's epithet is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Gonzalez|
||"This, I give you. You pretty. Flower pretty. Look good together..."|
|Attack: 60||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Berserker||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Kind Strength: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Until the end of your opponent's next turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Giver of Courage: [Always] If you have an allied "Lilina", this unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B16-022HN • Artist: Ippei Soeda|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Gonzales .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|• Official romanization.|
• Alternate spelling.
|Japanese||ゴンザレス||Officially romanized as Gonzalez. From González, a Spanish surname meaning "son of Gonzalo".|
Artwork of Gonzalez from The Binding Blade.
Concept artwork of Gonzalez from The Binding Blade.
Gonzalez attacking as a Brigand.
Artwork of Gonzales from Fire Emblem Cipher.
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|