During the events of Book II, Gustav is only mentioned twice, once during Part 1 of Chapter 3 and again during Part 1 of Chapter 4. In both instances, it is stated that he is commanding the Askran Royal Knights in defending the realm from Surtr's invasion.
Gustav makes his proper debut during Book III. He often chastises Alfonse and tries to shape him into becoming a wiser and more responsible ruler. Eventually, Alfonse suffers a death curse at the hands of Hel, and Gustav sacrifices himself to take the curse and save his son.
Personality and character
Little has been revealed about Gustav's character. At the beginning of Chapter 4, Alfonse states that Gustav was angry with him when he told him that he wanted to join the Order of Heroes, and that they still do not see each other at the castle. Regardless, Alfonse still knows that Gustav cares deeply about his people and kingdom.
Gustav's personality is more firmly established when he makes his proper storyline debut. He is a stern and somewhat harsh man, and is not afraid to call his son out on his failures and reckless decision-making. Despite this, he genuinely cares about his family. His wife notes that he was far more hot-headed in his youth, although an incident she refuses to elaborate on turned him into the cautious man he is today.
- Gustav is mentioned by name in the English version of the game long before he is mentioned by name in the Japanese version. In the English version his name is seen in dialogue early in Part 1 of Chapter 3 of Book II, while he is not mentioned by name until the beginning of Book III in the Japanese script.
Etymology and other languages
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Artwork of Gustav from Heroes.
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