|“||Munster's army is headed here!? Raydrik...do you take me for a fool? Troops! Dispatch! Show those fools from Munster 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 Coirpre hostage to ensure Hannibal's co-operation against Seliph's liberation army; when Seliph freed Coirpre from captivity in the clash with Thracia, Hannibal turned on Thracia and joined Coirpre 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 Meath 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 Coirpre* 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 Coirpre from Kapathogia, Coirpre 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 Meath Castle when Leif and the Magi, having escaped imprisonment in Munster, fled in its direction. He received a report that in a brief absence, four "bandits" (actually Finn, Osian, Halvan and Ronan) had been imprisoned, but was more concerned by his suspicions about Munster's behaviour in the north. Upon receiving word of the Munster army led by Eisenau marching toward Meath (unaware of Leif's presence), he and a squad of armored knights sortied in defense of Meath. 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 four Armored Lances and five Armored Swords emerge from Meath 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 Munster 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 Coirpre 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.
- In Chapter 9, Coirpre/Charlot can talk to Hannibal while he is an enemy, recruiting him.
- In Chapter 9, Charlot can talk to Hannibal, who gives Charlot a Berserk.
- In Chapter 9, Seliph can talk to Hannibal. This conversation yields no reward.
- In Chapter 9, Hannibal can talk to Altena, granting her +3 maximum HP.
Genealogy of the Holy War
Helped him too, and they devoted themselves to the construction of the new country.
|“||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.
|“||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.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Hannibal is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Hannibal|
|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 "Coirpre", this unit gains +20 attack.|
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is attacked by a non- unit, this unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B08-095HN • Artist: 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|
Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources.
Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translation.
Officially romanized as Hannibal.
Artwork of Hannibal from Genealogy of the Holy War.
Artwork of Hannibal from Treasure.
Artwork of Hannibal from Fire Emblem Cipher.
Portrait artwork of Hannibal from Thracia 776 Illustrated Works.
Hannibal's portrait in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Hannibal's portrait in Thracia 776.
- "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: Coirpre is everything to me, adopted or not..." — Travant and Hannibal, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
|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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