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Gwendal

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Gwendal

Medium portrait gwendal fe16.png
Artwork of Gwendal from Three Houses.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family
  • An unnamed daughter
Nationality

Faerghus

Title(s)

Gray Lion[1]

Starting class

Great Knight

Voiced by

Appearance(s)

Gwendal (pronounced /ˈgwɛndəl/[key]; Japanese: グェンダル Gwendal) is a minor antagonist appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a knight in service to House Rowe of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus.

Biography

Gwendal is a knight in service to House Rowe of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus. Roughly four years prior to the start of the game, Sylvain tried to involve himself with Gwendal's daughter; he had to be placated by Ingrid. In the game proper, he follows House Rowe throughout the war between the Adrestian Empire and the rest of Fódlan. On the Crimson Flower route, House Rowe remains loyal to the Kingdom, and he is one of the commanders in defense of Fort Arianrhod alongside Cornelia, Rodrigue, and non-recruited Felix and Ingrid. On all other routes, House Rowe betrays the Kingdom for the Empire, and he pursues Byleth and their allies to the Valley of Torment to prevent them from receiving reinforcements. In both cases, he fights Byleth and their forces, but is killed in battle.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Role

Gwendal is a boss in Part II of the game, fought in Chapter 16 of Crimson Flower and Chapter 15 of all other routes.

Stats

Enemy - Silver Snow/Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 15

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy - Crimson Flower Chapter 16

Normal Hard Maddening

Personality and character

Gwendal is utterly devoted to House Rowe, and any attempts to impugn his character on this basis fall on deaf ears. He is described as stubborn and unwilling to compromise. He is also oddly eager to find a good place to die honorably as a knight on non-Crimson Flower routes, and outright thanks Byleth and co. as he is slain. According to Ingrid, he has a daughter whom he is very protective of; he was apparently furious when Sylvain tried to hit on her.

Quotes

Battle quotes

Does a whelp like you really expect to kill me? I am Gwendal, the Gray Lion, a knight by the hand of Count Rowe! Do your worst!
— Gwendal as an enemy in Silver Snow/Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 15 and Crimson Flower Chapter 16.
Dimitri: The man praised as a lion is degraded to a mere traitor's underling.
Gwendal: A traitor's underling? That's upsetting, Your Highness. I am and always have been a knight of House Rowe.
Dimitri: How dare you? You are nothing but a lowly beast scavenging for scraps. You have forgotten the dignity of knighthood.
Gwendal: I may be lowly, but this beast is devoted to his master.
Dimitri: Ha! Then I had better kill the pet and deliver its head to that master...

— Gwendal fighting Dimitri in Azure Moon Chapter 15.
Gwendal: So. You've chosen to turn your blade against the count. Heh. Never thought I'd see the day, mongrel.
Yuri: And yet you are seeing it, aren't you? Say what you will. I know your true feelings for me. Sure, you watched my back by order of the count. But you cared too. You were the only one who treated me as an equal.
Gwendal: That is all in the past. This is no time for misplaced sentimentality. I must do what I came here to do.

— Gwendal fighting Yuri in Silver Snow/Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 15 and Crimson Flower Chapter 16.

Critical quotes

Choke on this!
— Gwendal
The lion's fury!
— Gwendal
I will not waver!
— Gwendal
You're weak!
— Gwendal

Death quotes

Ah, so I have found a place to die... Young ones... I thank you...
— Gwendal's death quote in Silver Snow/Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 15.
So this is where I meet my end...
— Gwendal's death quote in Crimson Flower Chapter 16.

Other appearances

Etymology and other languages

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

Gwendal

A masculine French given name.

Japanese

グェンダル

Gwendal

Spanish

Gwendal

As above.

French

Gwendal

As above.

German

Gwendal

As above.

Italian

Gwendal

As above.

Korean

그웬달

Gwendal

Simplified Chinese

关达尔

Gwendal

Traditional Chinese

關達爾

Gwendal

Gallery

References

  1. "Gwendal, whom we saw at Ailell, was once a renowned general known as the Gray Lion." — A Knight of Seiros in Silver Snow and Verdant Wind Chapter 16, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  2. 2.0 2.1 Credits
  This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
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