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Gustav

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Not to be confused with Gustaf, a boss from Thracia 776, or Gustave, a character from Three Houses.
Gustav

FEH Gustav 01.png
Artwork of Gustav from Heroes.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family
Nationality

Askran

Title(s)

King of Askr[1]

Voiced by

Appearance(s)

Heroes

Gustav (Japanese: グスタフ Gustaf) is a character appearing in Fire Emblem Heroes. He is the king of Askr, and the father of Alfonse and Sharena.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

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. Hel later revives Gustav to serve as one of her generals, stripping him of control of his body. He requests the Order to strike him down before they proceed into the gates of Hel, which they succeed at doing.

There are three different variations of Gustav appearing Heroes. The normal variation of Gustav is a non-playable character that serves as the boss of Chapter 5 of Book III. A Valentine's variation of Gustav was made available between the period of February 5, 2021 through March 5, 2021 as part of the summoning event surrounding the Love of a King update, making him one of a number of heroes to have been made available only as a special variation without a normal variation of them playable. The Hel-resurrected variation of Gustav was first made available to players on May 10, 2022 as part of the summoning event surrounding the launch of the To Be Emperor update.

As an enemy

Stats

Book III, Chapter 5, Part 5

Normal Hard Lunatic

As a playable character

Gustav: Majestic Love

Starting stats
Gustav: Majestic Love is only available at 5★ rarity.
Portrait gustav majestic love feh.png
Rarity ★★★★★
Weapon type Is feh axe.png
Movement type Armor

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 20/21/22
Attack 10/11/12 Speed 4/5/6
Defense 12/13/14 Resistance 6/7/8
Skills
Weapon Loyalist Axe
Assist --
Special Glowing Ember
Skill set
Skill set
Skill Unlock Auto-unlock SP cost
Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Axe ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 50
Is feh skill weapon.png Steel Axe ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 100
Is feh skill weapon.png Silver Axe ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 200
Is feh skill weapon.png Loyalist Axe ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 400
Is feh skill special.png Glowing Ember ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 100
Is feh skill special.png Ignis ★★★★★ 200
Is feh close def 1.pngA Close Def 1 ★★★★★ 60
Is feh close def 2.pngA Close Def 2 ★★★★★ 120
Is feh close def 3.pngA Close Def 3 ★★★★★ 240
Is feh close def 4.pngA Close Def 4 ★★★★★ 300
Is feh crafty fighter 1.pngB Crafty Fighter 1 ★★★★★ 60
Is feh crafty fighter 2.pngB Crafty Fighter 2 ★★★★★ 120
Is feh crafty fighter 3.pngB Crafty Fighter 3 ★★★★★ 240
Is feh d r near save 1.pngC D/R Near Save 1 ★★★★★ 100
Is feh d r near save 2.pngC D/R Near Save 2 ★★★★★ 200
Is feh d r near save 3.pngC D/R Near Save 3 ★★★★★ 300

Gustav: Sovereign Slain

Starting stats
Gustav: Sovereign Slain is only available at 5★ rarity.
Portrait gustav sovereign slain feh.png
Rarity ★★★★★
Weapon type Is feh axe.png
Movement type Cavalry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 17/18/19
Attack 10/11/12 Speed 2/3/4
Defense 9/10/11 Resistance 7/8/9
Skills
Weapon Headsman Glitnir
Assist --
Special Glowing Ember
Skill set
Skill set
Skill Unlock Auto-unlock SP cost
Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Axe ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 50
Is feh skill weapon.png Steel Axe ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 100
Is feh skill weapon.png Silver Axe ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 200
Is feh skill weapon.png Headsman Glitnir ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 400
Is feh skill special.png Glowing Ember ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 100
Is feh skill special.png Bonfire ★★★★★ 200
Is feh atk def catch 1.pngA Atk/Def Catch 1 ★★★★★ 60
Is feh atk def catch 2.pngA Atk/Def Catch 2 ★★★★★ 120
Is feh atk def catch 3.pngA Atk/Def Catch 3 ★★★★★ 240
Is feh atk def catch 4.pngA Atk/Def Catch 4 ★★★★★ 300
Is feh a d near trace 1.pngB A/D Near Trace 1 ★★★★★ 60
Is feh a d near trace 2.pngB A/D Near Trace 2 ★★★★★ 120
Is feh a d near trace 3.pngB A/D Near Trace 3 ★★★★★ 240
Is feh atk smoke 1.pngC Atk Smoke 1 ★★★★★ 60
Is feh atk smoke 2.pngC Atk Smoke 2 ★★★★★ 120
Is feh atk smoke 3.pngC Atk Smoke 3 ★★★★★ 240
Is feh atk smoke 4.pngC Atk Smoke 4 ★★★★★ 300

Personality

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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.

Quotes

Main article: Gustav/Quotes (Heroes)

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Heroes
(Gustav: Exsanguinator)
General of Hel, realm of the dead. Under the
spell of Hel's queen, he is a tool of war made
for converting the living into new recruits for
the army of the dead.
死の王国ヘルの将。女王ヘルに呪縛され、
生者を死者とするために戦う騎士。
Heroes
(Gustav: Majestic Love)
King of Askr. Taking part in the Day of Devotion
to spend some quality time with his family.
アスク王国を治める国王。
家族とともに一時を過ごすため、愛の祭りに参加する。
Heroes
(Gustav: Sovereign Slain)
Former king of Askr and father of Alfonse
and Sharena. Slain by Hel, ruler of the dead,
his body is now under her command.
アスク王国の前国王。アルフォンスとシャロンの父。
死後、死の王ヘルに操られる。

Meet some of the Heroes entries

Majestic Love Sovereign Slain

Gustav: Majestic Love
FEH mth Gustav Majestic Love 01.png FEH mth Gustav Majestic Love 02.png FEH mth Gustav Majestic Love 03.png FEH mth Gustav Majestic Love 04.png
Well, this is a surprise! It looks like this year's Day of Devotion is going to feature a Dad of Devotion—it's my father, King Gustav of Askr! Father can be a little intimidating at first glance, but he's showing everyone a much softer side with his Day of Devotion outfit. But he's still pretty terrifying when he gets mad. Just…take my word for it… See those flowers decorating his axe? He's going to be giving those to me and the rest of the family later! Oh, and that crown made of fig leaves is a present from Mother. See, I told you he had a soft side! Don't let his calm demeanor fool you—he's actually been very excited about joining the festival for a long time. Well, I'm looking forward to enjoying some family time too!
Closely Associated Characters
Alfonse Sharena {{{Related_name3}}} {{{Related_name4}}} {{{Related_name5}}}
A prince of Askr and member of the Order of Heroes. Kind and serious, and eager to maintain peace. A princess of Askr and Alfonse's sister. Cheerful and loves making friends—especially with Heroes. {{{Related_blurb3}}} {{{Related_blurb4}}} {{{Related_blurb5}}}

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
CYL 5
(2021)
108 Portrait gustav feh cyl.png
Gustav
Heroes
902
CYL 6
(2022)
215
(+107)
Portrait gustav feh cyl.png
Gustav
Heroes
483
(−419)
CYL 7
(2023)
317
(+102)
Portrait gustav feh cyl.png
Gustav
Heroes
183
(−300)
CYL 8
(2024)
376
(+59)
Portrait gustav feh cyl.png
Gustav
Heroes
148
(−35)
Total results This character has 4 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 1,716

Trivia

  • 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

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

Gustav

A variant of Gustaf, a Swedish name meaning "staff of the greats"[2]

Japanese

グスタフ

Romanized in internal files as Gustaf.

Spanish

Gustav

As above

French

Gustav

As above

German

Gustav

As above

Italian

Gustav

As above

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Gustav

As above

Traditional Chinese

古斯塔夫

Gustaf

Gallery

Character artwork

Heroes battle animations

Meet some of the Heroes artwork

Other artwork

References

  1. "The forces of Múspell, led by Surtr, are continuing their invasion of Askr. His Highness, King Gustav, is leading the Royal Knights in defense of the realm." — Anna, Fire Emblem Heroes
  2. Meaning, origin and history of the name Gustav, Behind the Name, Retrieved: November 20, 2020
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