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Helman's portrait from The Blazing Blade.

The marquess of Santaruz.






Lycian (Santaruz)


Marquess Santaruz

Starting class



The Blazing Blade

You said you were just going to frighten Eliwood! Your men almost killed him! My patience is at an end! I've decided I must tell Eliwood everything and apologize.
— Helman to Ephidel

Helman (Japanese: ヘルマン Hermann) was the marquess of Santaruz and a minor character appearing in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He had some participation in the Lycian Rebellion, instigated by Nergal and Darin.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade


Helman was a minor character appearing in Chapter 12E: Birds of a Feather and Chapter 13: In Search of Truth. Having received word that Eliwood wished to speak to him about Elbert's disappearance, he had an argument with Ephidel about what to do next. Ephidel suggested lying that he, Helman, knew nothing. When Helman disagreed, Ephidel then suggested scaring Eliwood away. When the men Ephidel sent to "scare" Eliwood away almost killed him instead, Helman expressed a desire to leave the Lycian Rebellion. Ephidel wounded him mortally for this, though the wound did not kill him immediately.

A little while later, Eliwood and Hector found Helman. Helman was able to tell the pair to seek out Darin and died shortly after.

Starting stats and growth rates

Helman appears to have some unused unit data within Fire Emblem. The character slot uses the name "Santals", which is an alternate rendering of Santaruz. He uses the generic Bishop battle palette. The unit slot is also marked as a boss.

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Level 1
Affinity --
Recruitment: None; this data is unused.

Stats Growth Rates

Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic D Dark magic -- Staves C


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As Marquess, Helmen treated his subjects well and fairly, but at least one of them described him as "more follower than leader" and expressed doubts about his frequent meetings with Darin[1]. He regrets sending Elbert to Darin, and tries to make up for it by telling Eliwood to seek out Darin to sort out the rebellion.

Flavor text

Game Text
The Blazing Blade
The marquess of Santaruz.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
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Sprite Gallery
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  1. "The marquess who leads Santaruz is Lord Helman. He doesn't ask for much, and he's a nice enough fellow. I wouldn't call him weak, but he is more follower than leader. Lately, he's been meeting with Marquess Laus quite a lot. I hope nothing bad comes of it, but..." — The northernmost village in chapter 12, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
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Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters BramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHausenHelleneHelmanIgorJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMarkMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
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Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate • 20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or DeathF: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of LifeF: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPheraeSantaruz) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
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