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(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.
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
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.
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, 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. He devoted his life in full to the pursuit of his military career, and as such never married; he did, however, adopt Corpul from an orphanage in Darna and considers him to be just as important as any biological child could be.
Love growths and events
Hannibal is not capable of gaining love growth with anyone.
Genealogy of the Holy War
Helped him too, and they devoted themselves to the construction of the new country.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
|| Definition, etymology and notes
|| Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translation.
|| Officially romanized as Hannibal.
- ↑ "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
- ↑ "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
- ↑ "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
- ↑ "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
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