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Genealogy of the Holy War Treasure

FESK Hannibal 01.png
Artwork of Hannibal from Genealogy of the Holy War.





Corpul (adoptive son)
Sharlow (adoptive son*)




General of Thracia
The Shield of Thracia

Starting class


Manster's army is headed here!? you take me for a fool? Troops! Dispatch! Show those fools from Manster the wrath of the Armor Knights of Thracia!
— Hannibal

(Japanese: ハンニバル Hannibal) is a prominent and renowned Thracian general, widely known as the "Shield of Thracia". A powerful and devoted warrior and the leader of a batallion of armored knights, his sense of honor and justice caused him to question the deceitful motives and actions of Thracia's King Travant, who held his adoptive son Corpul hostage to ensure Hannibal's co-operation against Seliph's liberation army; when Seliph freed Corpul from captivity in the clash with Thracia, Hannibal turned on Thracia and joined Corpul in Seliph's service. At the conclusion of the liberation war, Hannibal entered the service of the unified New Kingdom of Thracia under Leif.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


In the aftermath of the loss of Meace to Seliph's liberation army, Travant travelled to Kapathogia Castle, where Hannibal was stationed, in order to ensure his loyalty in the oncoming clash with the liberation force. When Hannibal questioned the orders and threatened to turn on him, Travant took Corpul* hostage to force Hannibal to obey. Soon after, the fight with Seliph's army began in earnest, and Hannibal chose to stay his hand and observe until the enemy approached, at which point he ordered a charge against them. After Seliph freed Corpul from Kapathogia, Corpul convinced Hannibal to turn on Travant and accompany him in joining Seliph, fighting for the wishes of the people of Thracia rather than for their king's ill means.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait hannibal fe04.png
Level 20
Holy Blood --
Movement 5
Recruitment: Chapter 9, enemy, talk with Corpul/Sharlow.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is snes02 silver blade.png Silver Blade
Is snes02 wing clipper.png Wing Clipper
5,000 Gold
Is snes02 pavise.png Pavise
Is snes02 adept.png Adept
Is snes02 vantage.png Vantage
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankAxe.png B SNESRankBow.png B SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776


Hannibal was stationed at Meace Castle when Leif and the Magi, having escaped imprisonment in Manster, fled in its direction. He received a report that in a brief absence, four "bandits" (actually Finn, Orsin, Halvan and Ronan) had been imprisoned, but was more concerned by his suspicions about Manster's behaviour in the north. Upon receiving word of the Manster army led by Eisenau marching toward Meace (unaware of Leif's presence), he and a squad of armored knights sortied in defense of Meace. After the battle, Leif (assuming a false identity, "Lugh Faris", though Hannibal was entirely aware of his identity) explained his plight, released Leif's captured friends and offered Leif assistance in the form of Carrion escorting him to his western mansion.


Portrait hannibal fe05.png
Level 20
Action --
Authority ★★★★★
Max HP 43 Speed 7
Strength 14 Luck 7
Magic 4 Defense 16
Skill 12 FCC 0
Movement 7 Constitution 19
Inventory Skills
Is snes03 silver lance.png Silver Lance
Is snes03 silver bow.png Silver Bow
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png D SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankAxe.png B SNESRankBow.png A SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Hannibal and a squad of nine Armored Lances emerges from Meace Castle as neutral units after any one allied unit (excluding Leif) escapes the map, if Eisenau has not been defeated yet.

Personality and character

Hannibal is an honorable man; though he takes his role as a knight seriously and respects his lieges, he will nonetheless question orders and methodologies he does not feel to be wise,[1] to the point of willingly turning on Travant in objection to the war with Seliph, which he (correctly) viewed as futile and harmful to Thracia's odds of survival. He bears none of the ill will or aggression toward the Manster District harbored by Travant, and secretly housed a number of refugee Leonster knights led by Dorias in his mansion.[2] He devoted his life in full to the pursuit of his military career, and as such never married;[3] he did, however, adopt Corpul from an orphanage in Darna and considers him to be just as important as any biological child could be.[4]

Love growths and events

Hannibal is not capable of gaining love growth with anyone.


Genealogy of the Holy War

General Hannibal,
Helped him too, and they devoted themselves to the construction of the new country.


Battle quotes

Do I really have to fight...? For the sake of Thracia... There's nothing else I can do...
— Hannibal, as an enemy in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quotes

This is fate... Aah, my son...
— Hannibal, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
My son... please live on...
— Hannibal, as an enemy in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Hannibal
TCGCipher B08-095HN.png Thracia's Shield, Hannibal




"We ought to remain on the defensive. I'd prefer to avoid any needless skirmishes with the enemy."
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: General Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
The Renowned General's Treasure: [Always] During your opponent's turn, while you have an ally "Corpul", this unit gains +20 attack.
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is attacked by a non-Tome unit, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B08-095HNArtist: Ippei Soeda
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Hannibal .


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Hannibal Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translation.
Japanese ハンニバル Officially romanized as Hannibal.



  1. "His deceitful ways are contemptible, indeed. He has basically lost everyone's trust. How he ever hoped to sustain the will of the people is beyond me..." — Hannibal, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Carrion: There's no need to worry about that. Let us head for General Hannibal's mansion.
    Leif: He has a mansion?
    Carrion: Yes, it's located on the mountain. There are many people like me staying there. Count Dorias has been training young knights under the protection of General Hannibal.
    " — Carrion and Leif, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  3. "General Hannibal of Kapathogia is one of the most revered generals in all of Thracia. He has spent his entire adult life on the battlefield, so he never did marry. But he did take in an orphan several years back raising him as his own. Such a kind man." — A Thracian villager, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  4. "Travant: That boy's not even your real son, Hannibal. Does he really mean that much to you?
    Hannibal: Corpul is everything to me, adopted or not...
    " — Travant and Hannibal, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShananTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShananTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDainFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLopt Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsvelBrightonCarrionCedConomoolDagdarDalsinDeanDelmudEdaEyriosEyvelFelgusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerKainKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOrsinPirnRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelfinaShanamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTrewdXavier
Non-playable characters AltenaAreoneAugustCorpulDoriasEthlynHannibalIshtarJuliaJuliusLewynQuanSeliphTravant
Bosses AlphandBaldackBandolBaraatBucksBovisBrookCanisCoddaCohenColhoCoulterDracoDvorakEichmannEisenauFardenFrausGomezGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMcCloyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulusPirnPorcusRaydrikReinhardtRobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeissmannWolfXavierZaomZyle
Personal Weapons Beo SwordBragi SwordBlessed SwordBrave LanceDire ThunderDragonpikeEarth SwordForsetiGrafcaliburKiaLight BrandLopt SwordMareeta's SwordPugiRepairThiefUnlock
Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Village of Iss • 2x: The Pirate Isles • 3: The Gate of Kelbeth • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: The Hero of the Winds • 5: Mother and Child • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Mt. Violdrake • 8x: Dagdar's Mansion • 9: The Emblem of Njörun • 10: Noel Canyon • 11: Dandrum Fortress • 11x: Murder Hollace • 12: The Thieves of Dakia • 12x: Dandelion • 13: The Stronghold • 14: Open Fire • 14x: Freedom • 15: The Two Paths • 16A: Nohrden Line • 17A: Leonster's Gate • 16B: The Dark Forest • 17B: The First Rain of May • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Counterattack • 20: The Scion of Light • 21: The Liberation Wars • 21x: The Detention Center • 22: Across the River • 23: The Palace of Evil • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Lopt Altar • Endgame: An Undying Oath
Locations JugdralManster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • Thracia (FianaTahra)
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCaptureChild huntsDandelion BanditsFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLoptyrians (BergrosenDeadlords) • MagiYied Massacre
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline